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Ayana John isn’t ready to throw in the towel

06 December 2016

FELOSHADE JOHN PUT on her gloves and began throwing jabs. She is shadow-boxing for the photographer so he can do some practice shots. John is fit like a beast. She is toned, has energy to boot and an envious six-pack. But just a little over three years ago her reality... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Trying to get her attention

06 December 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, Please permit me some space in your column to express myself. There is a young woman whom I admire day after day but I find it hard to go up to her and at least give her my name. This woman catches the Pine/Wildey route vans. I get a chance to... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Cut out to be a tailor

05 December 2016

SEATED AMONG his industrial-sized sewing machines, Paul Griffith intricately secures pieces of material together at his studio in Fairfield Black Rock, St Michael. Unmoved by a team from the DAILY NATION, he continues his work with a singular focus as his adroit... Read More

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Art is where the heart is

05 December 2016

A GROUP OF Barbados Community College (BCC) art students are adding their own splash of colour to the world. Jehmilah Wood, Akilah Watts, Anna Gibson and Alanis Forde are concerned about the development of art in Barbados. They say local art is stuck in the past and... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Torn between two lovers

05 December 2016

Dear Christine, I HOPE you are well. I would first like to congratulate you on the good work you are doing. Keep it up. My problem is that I am in love with two young men. A and I were friends for eight years and there is a child in the middle. We don’t get along... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Who’s who show up for Gala

04 December 2016

IT WAS NOT just the who’s who of Barbadian society attending the Gala Independence Dinner And Ball hosted by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last week, but Barbadians from all walks of life who donned their finest and shelled out the money for a ticket to the glitzty,... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: He never wants to talk marriage

02 December 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am a 42-year-old woman and I have never been married. Most of my friends who are close to me would constantly hear me speak out about my desire to get married. In fact, they wonder why it is that I have not been married before. The thing is this:... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Thinking of leaving jealous boyfriend

01 December 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, My problem is about the man I am living with. I knew he was jealous when we met and I did everything not to cause him to be jealous of me. I gave up all my old friends but still he’s after me with questions about this body and that body. I had... Read More

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Lana’s pride and industry

30 November 2016

LANA RICE’S HIDDEN talent was discovered when she became unemployed and she now declares there is nothing more rewarding than working with her hands. From the time she was at secondary school Lana always wanted to be a secretary. She left Barbados after her secondary... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Three years and still waiting

30 November 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I was living with a man for seven years and he left me for someone else. I was so lonely, I soon picked up with another person who was after me for a long time. The trouble is, he is married, but said he would try to get a divorce. This is three years... Read More

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A vintage obsession

29 November 2016

DRIVING ON THE roads of Barbados are a well maintained 1950 Ford, a 1976 Classic MiniCooper and a 1965 Austin Healey. They, along with about 60 others, were on show last Sunday at the annual Independence Retro And Classic Cars Barbados in the car park of Williams Tower,... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Should I stay for the sake of the baby?

29 November 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I left my adopted mother’s home to go and live with my boyfriend who turned out to be very cruel, especially after he drank alcoholic beverages. Quite a few times I’ve had to go back to Ma’s house because of him. The next day he’d come and beg me to... Read More

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All-star dishes

29 November 2016

CREATING CULINARY CONVERSATION-PIECES takes time. Ask celebrity chef Jason Howard about his 36-hour soy glazed pork belly with plantain and vanilla mash and Caribbean stew. Or chef Omar Robertson about his 24-hour brined roasted free range chicken on a mini waffle with... Read More

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Yvette’s sweet success

28 November 2016

YVETTE ARMSTRONG-BRATHWAITE stands over a hot pot stirring late nights. The heat from the saucepan causes her to sweat. Her right hand gets weary from a tight spoon grip and constant rotation, but Yvette persists. While her household is fast asleep, Yvette is like... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: She’s got me on once-a-week ration

28 November 2016

Dear Christine, I AM 40 years old and I am in love with a young woman of 22. At first she said age did not matter. We were getting along quite good until I started considering marriage and told her about this. Read More

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John Paul Mayers’ Pride of Barbados

27 November 2016

JOHN PAUL MAYERS is a quiet, and unpretentious. He spends most days indulging in his passion for art. The former Graydon Sealy student had the honour of creating the 50th anniversary of Independence logo and for that his name would always be remembered in history. Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Mirror Images

27 November 2016

PATRONS WERE DRESSED up to the nines for the gala opening night of the Independence musical theatrical production Mirror, Mirror, Show Me A Hero at the Frank Colllymore Hall last week. Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Unhappy sharing him with another

25 November 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, For the past 12 years I have lived with a man I love very much. Whenever I asked him, he would say he loved me too. During this period he has left me several times to go back to his mother. Once he took me with him and I did not find her very nice.... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: His sisters pressuring me to have a baby

24 November 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I have been married for three years now and my husband has started expressing the wish to have a child. This is very upsetting as I made it quite clear before we were married that I never wanted any children. He did say then he felt he would change my... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Feeling guilt from abortion

23 November 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I have made a very big mistake and it is bothering me a whole lot. I am living in complete guilt because of an abortion I had many years ago. At that time, it never occurred to me that what I labelled as a missed period was in fact a life I had taken.... Read More

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Chef Craig’s recipe for success

22 November 2016

CHEF CRAIG HARDING is all about authenticity. He likes to concoct new recipes and his love of food is shown in his dishes. Harding and his wife Alexandra Hutchison (an interior designer) opened their first restaurant together, Campagnolo, in 2010 in Toronto, Canada.... Read More

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