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I CONFESS: Always be prepared for life’s mishaps

28 May 2016

IN LIFE YOU should always use the Boy Scouts motto: Be Prepared. This is particularly true when a man gets into a relationship with a woman, as things do happen and what seems to be a palace filled with sugar and honey suddenly one day turns into a small tightly... Read More

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47 sweet years

28 May 2016

FOR THE LAST 47 years, Grantley Johnson has been selling sno-cones. Sweet flavours like coconut, strawberry, lime and lemon, cream soda, ginger, grape, pear, orange and pineapple, all of which he makes, poured onto scooped ice in cups tempt the little ones and adults... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Caught between mum and mum-in-law

27 May 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE: Why do mothers-in-law and generally people who are older than you are think they know what’s best for every situation? I am 21 and married. I currently live with mother until my husband and I can afford our own place. We are the parents of a one-year-old... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Should I set married man free?

26 May 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am a 26-year-old single mother who recently met a man on the Internet. He told me he was separated from his wife but has two children with her. I would say that everything between us was going great until he said his wife returned home because she... Read More

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WEDNESDAY WOMAN: Leah into organic skin care

25 May 2016

WHEN people think of mauby, they imagine a refreshing drink, not a key ingredient in soap. Not anymore. Fledgling businesswoman and pharmaceutics graduate Leah Inniss is making soaps from this traditional beverage and other natural raw materials. “Mauby is full... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Wedding may be off if I tell my secret

25 May 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I AM JUST a few months away from marrying the man whom I truly love, but one thing keeps me wondering if I’m doing the right thing. My “husband to be” wants me to have a child with him but I discovered recently after a visit to the doctor that my... Read More

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Let’s talk hair with Liena

24 May 2016

AS A BUSY MUM and businesswoman, 37-year-old Liena Babb knows the struggles other women face when juggling family and work commitments. She also knows how much women love to look good and have their hair and make-up correct. After all, she and her two sisters saw this... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: I’m against couple staying in my home

24 May 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, Please tell me what you think about the following scenario. A woman who has been a friend of my wife for many years telephoned to tell her that she and a married couple whom we have never met would be visiting our home in the near future. My wife’s... Read More

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Twin power: The Williams twins

23 May 2016

TWIN SISTERS Harriette and Heather Williams do not look like their twin brother and sister Antoine and Antoinette. But in the company of these four, you get more than a sense of the similarities between the two sets of Williams twins. Laughter and playful banter are... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: He’s begging back now baby is born

23 May 2016

Dear Christine, I RECENTLY HAD A BABY for a man who did not stay by my side when I needed him most. He turned his back on me the moment he knew I was pregnant because he felt the child was not his own, although I did nothing to make him distrust me. Read More

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Sister, sister

22 May 2016

CRYSTAL AND RUTH HAYNES say growing up as twins was never a problem. They not only share the same similarities in terms of looks but they share the same passion for love of family and their career. What makes them so striking is that both are in the medical field and... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Connect Barbados

22 May 2016

THE SPOTLIGHT was on the people who drive Barbados’ tourism business when top tour operators from all the island’s source markets gathered in Barbados last week for Connect Barbados 2016. The floodlit courtyard of Parliament Buildings was the setting for the cocktail... Read More

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I CONFESS: Ready to turn back on 25 years

21 May 2016

I HAVE a problem, a real big problem and am writing out of pure frustration. It has to do with the woman I have been living with for the past 25 years. She needs to change her ways, otherwise I will have to walk. The truth is that I really do love and care for her,... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: What is the proper way to tip?

20 May 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE: I’ll like to run something by you which you may be able to help me understand. It has nothing to do with relationships. It’s about dining out. A couple of friends and I usually take it upon ourselves to celebrate our friendship by eating out occasionally.... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Daughter-in-law not making effort

19 May 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, We have one son who got married against our wishes when he was much too young. After we realised he was bent on having his own way, we have done everything possible to get close to her but she keeps us at a distance. When we visit, she barely manages... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Feeling guilty over near mistake

18 May 2016

DEAR CHRISTINE, I HAVE A FEELING I will feel better about something that happened years ago if I share it with you. In the course of his work my husband has had to be away for long spells. On one occasion the company sent him away for six months on a special course.... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Tired of husband shutting me out of his life

17 May 2016

CHRISTINE, MY HUSBAND has not made love to me for the past four months. We still sleep in the same bed but we are like parallel lines – we never meet. I am deeply hurt and I tried to find out why he has gone off me but he just ignores me. He is always cross and ready... Read More

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Motherhood is a balancing act for Julie

16 May 2016

A FAMILY THAT lives in God is what Julie Greene wishes for. The 33-year-old wife and mother of two toddlers is deeply entrenched in her Christian faith, as a member of Sanctuary Empowerment Centre. Julie teaches Sunday school and is responsible for the dance ministry... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Waiting until marriage to lose virginity

16 May 2016

Dear Christine, I HAVE A problem which I’ll like to share. I am 18 years old and still a virgin. When my friends – mostly between the ages of 18 and 25 – start talking about their love lives, I am embarrassed to say I am a virgin. What I do is just string along.... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Let’s act on underage sex

16 May 2016

Dear Christine, I DO NOT believe you have all the answers to every problem and I am quite sure that you do not. The question I really want to ask legal authorities is, why do we have laws in our law books which we do not follow? For example, has anyone seen the... Read More

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MONDAY MAN: Bougainvillea’s man of steel

16 May 2016

PLENTY OF PEOPLE report to their jobs daily and work for what some deem as the longest eight hours. At the end of a 40-hour work week, they are usually the happiest people. As a matter of fact, to many of them, retirement rather than a mere two days off would be... Read More

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