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SOCIAL SCENE: Barbados Food And Rum Festival

04 November 2018

Foodies were out in their numbers for the 2018 Barbados Food And Rum Festival’s spectacular Taste Of The Exotic Signature Rum Event at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Patrons from Barbados, across the Caribbean and even further afield enjoyed the night of food and fun... Read More

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Sheena Lambert: Prayer pulled me through

04 November 2018

Never let your past define your future. If it’s one person who lives by that mantra it’s 31-year-old Sheena Lambert. In 2011, the beautiful and well-spoken woman found herself on the wrong side of the law and ended up behind bars at HMP Dodds. She said it’s not... Read More

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‘I had brain surgery for TN’

29 October 2018

Fifteen weeks ago, I underwent brain surgery. Not because I had a brain tumour, or a stroke or even hydrocephalus, but in an effort to “cure” a painful, life-altering condition I’d been living with for approximately five years – trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Read More

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Lilian’s hard work pays off

29 October 2018

FOR MUCH OF HER LIFE, Lilian Williams toiled in the fields, growing and reaping ground provisions to sell. Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: BTMI media awards

28 October 2018

It was a night of glamour at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre when the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., handed out its media awards. Local and foreign journalists who keep Barbados in the forefront of the travel world were rewarded for their work and the BTMI’s... Read More

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Barbados not just sun, sea and sand

28 October 2018

When Dianelle Rivers-Mitchell was 13 years old, and a student at high school in the United States of America, she went on a school trip that “saved her life”. No, she wasn’t in physical danger. But she was at risk of becoming another statistic out of the ‘projects’... Read More

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Pap smear saved her life

22 October 2018

Shakira Shorey went to the doctor three years ago for a sinus infection. That turned out to be a visit and conversation that saved her life. “I went to the doctor for a sinus infection. We were having a general conversation and my daughter, who was two at the time,... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: IICA hosts mix and mingle

21 October 2018

A mid-morning cocktail reception is a rarity, but it was the time director of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture Manuel Otero could squeeze out of his hectic Barbados schedule last week, to socialise with local and regional leaders in agriculture.... Read More

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Sisters share pain of losing mum to cancer

21 October 2018

Engritta Marshall was fun loving, kind, determined and a devoted follower of Christ. In 2009 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, Engritta lost her battle three months ago and passed away at home surrounded by her family. But she lived and she lived well.... Read More

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Sheena Hinds: Double mastectomy saved my life

15 October 2018

Sheena Hinds was in love with her perfect cosmetically enhanced breasts. But on May 26, 2016 after some prompting from her general physician to have a mammogram done, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, news that rocked her world and threatened her “two girls”. Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Warm welcome for New Zealand High Commissioner

14 October 2018

New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Barbados Anton Ojala was warmly welcomed by government representatives, fellow diplomats and other prominent society figures at a reception in their honour. Read More

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Nikita: Breast health still taboo

14 October 2018

Cancer is a dreaded word no woman wants to hear. So when Nikita Browne found a lump in her breast, she had a range of emotions. Then the one lump turned into two, then three, then four. Read More

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Tackling breast cancer one cell at a time

08 October 2018

Shawn Hercules is on a mission, but it is not to perform any of the 12 tasks that were assigned to the Greek hero Hercules. His mission involves studying the female breast. Specifically, he is trying to figure out the causes of breast cancer, especially among black... Read More

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Ashlee’s struggle with PCOS

07 October 2018

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a mouthful to say. The condition is commonly knows as PCOS, and 29-year-old Ashlee Hinds is seeking to shed light on it. Ashlee, who has been suffering with PCOS for about five years, said it’s an illness that takes a huge toll on many... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: MESA family luncheon

06 October 2018

Jokes flowed, evoking non-stop laughter to heighten the camaraderie among members of the Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA) during the organisation’s family luncheon last weekend. Read More

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Mia juggling career, school and baby

01 October 2018

Mia Simmons is currently engaging in a balancing act that would scare many. The 24-year-old, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, is a student at the University of the West Indies, manages two businesses and is a new mum to baby Leilani. The self-taught hairdresser... Read More

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Bajan still a “space cowboy”

01 October 2018

It’s fitting that Victor Murray’s party recently – celebrating 50 years at NASA – was held in this part of Space Center Houston, the museum side of Johnson Space Center. The number of space station astronauts he’s kept safe over the years are seemingly countless. Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: A toast to Barbados-China relations

30 September 2018

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Chinese ambassador Yan Xiusheng toasted the friendship between the two countries at a reception marking the 69th anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China. The gala event at Hilton Barbados showcased the talent... Read More

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Marvellous Meghan: I want the Miss Universe Crown

30 September 2018

Miss Universe Barbados Meghan Theobalds is heading to Thailand on a mission – to bring home that Miss Universe Crown. It’s been just past a week since her coronation and the “queen” is already in training, getting herself in tip-top shape for Thailand. “Training... Read More

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The art of healing

24 September 2018

Art is a form of self-expression. It can be used to tell a story, or convey or evoke a feeling, or a thought. For visual artist Sherridean Skeete, art is as natural as breathing. She believes it is “a living subject”. Read More

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Shekita Walcott: Designing success

23 September 2018

At 27-years-old, Shekita Walcott is discovering who she is and finding her footing in the business world. At present, she’s an assistant project officer with the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries, a job she never imagined she would be doing but loving it. Read More

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