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Sweet success of sugar cane worker Ernesta

02 June 2018

Ernesta Williams grew up on Applewhaites Plantation. Not literally, but many of her childhood memories were made there; and her very first job as a sugar worker, the one she still has today, was at the plantation in Applewhaites, St Thomas. “I started the industry... Read More

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‘It does take a village to raise a child’

22 May 2018

During the summer of 2017, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus student Merissa Earle was full of excitement. She was enjoying life and preparing for her final year of studies for her Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. The finish line was in sight... Read More

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Strong family bonds

21 May 2018

Chad Joshua Demario Monerville seems reserved, but don’t be fooled. Chad is his mother’s child. While not as demonstrative as his mother Sue Monerville, when the conversation gets going, Chad gets really involved. He is articulate, engaging, knowledgeable and, most... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Coffee break with Scotia

20 May 2018

Finance and figures were set aside temporarily for coffee and light chat when the staff of Scotiabank took a coffee break during the first of a series of free personal financial seminars recently. Debt management, credit and budgeting were some of the main topics... Read More

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Bonds that tie

20 May 2018

Rose Hategekimana and Mutamuliza Cutting think they have the ideal mother-daughter relationship. Forty-two-year-old Rose and 20-year-old Mutamuliza share a bond which is admired by many. It is on rare occasions that you see one without the other. Read More

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Chefs hungry for success

15 May 2018

Practice makes perfect. With six more weeks to go before the annual Taste Of The Caribbean in Miami, Florida, the reigning Caribbean Team Of the Year, Barbados, have made the kitchens at Divi Southwinds their battleground three days a week. To get feed back on their... Read More

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Hazel King: Nurturer by nature

14 May 2018

Hazel King’s love for children has no bounds. From her Pine Plantation Road home, she runs an after-school programme, called The Good News Club, which comprises over 20 children. There, she teaches them memory verses, tells them Bible stories and teaches them art and... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Lesley’s legacy lives on

13 May 2018

The late Lesley Barrow was a keen artist and lover of art who displayed an interest in the development of young entrepreneur artists and gave them encouragement. Following her untimely death in 2008, Lesley’s friends acted to keep her memory alive by setting up the... Read More

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‘Being a mother my biggest blessing’

13 May 2018

Natasha Lesprance loves her nieces and nephews. In fact, she is thought of as the super cool aunt by her nephews who she spoils. But Natasha, while the doting aunt, wanted children of her own – twins in fact. But miscarriage after miscarriage robbed her of that chance,... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Luminaries gather at UWI

08 May 2018

Stars from local artistic circles rubbed shoulders with University of the West Indies (UWI) officials, prominent figures from the business community and a host of other guests when the UWI, Cave Hill Campus, staged The Luminaries Gala at the campus last week. Read More

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Shallene wants to be a good example

07 May 2018

Being a mother has been a life-changing experience for Shallene “Pookie” Francis. Not only did she become a better version of herself, but she was also able to help a young woman in her Salisbury, St George community develop her talent. Francis, a loctician and entrepreneur... Read More

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Brandi a strong and resilient woman

06 May 2018

When it comes to strong and resilient women, Brandi Gilkes is up there with the best of them. The fashion designer, in her mid-20s, has been through the unimaginable at a very young age, but she has always come out of her situations stronger, with a testimony to tell.... Read More

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Shenique’s weight loss journey a ride

01 May 2018

When Shenique Clarke stepped on a scale three years ago, it brought her to tears. She was 345 pounds at the time. But instead of wallowing in self-pity, she decided to do something about it. “I was never really ashamed of my size or how I look but I kept seeing... Read More

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Mum tackling autism step by step

30 April 2018

Deborah Thompson-Smith is in a happy place today. That wasn’t always the case for the co-founder of Spectrum Possibilities, a charity whose aim is “to facilitate a shift in the paradigm of understanding and response to children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Celebration for the Queen

29 April 2018

If there was any doubt about how much being part of the Commonwealth means to some Barbadians, you had to be at Government House last week for Governor General Dame Sandra Mason’s reception marking the Queen’s 92nd birthday. Read More

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Ashley ticking off life goals

29 April 2018

Ashley Lashley is ticking off goals one by one. The 18-year-old’s most recent achievement was winning the title of Miss World Barbados, a dream she had from age 13. Ashley who still lives in Halls Road, St Michael, where she grew up, said she has many pleasant memories... Read More

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Former Miss World Zoe gone global in her travels

24 April 2018

Former Miss Barbados Zoe Trotman is so sure of the woman she has become that nothing can break her spirit. She is focused, happy, and living her best life. Zoe rose to local fame when she won the Miss Barbados World title in 2014, and since the local franchise only... Read More

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Gibbs give of their best for 50 years

23 April 2018

Fifty years is definitely not fifty days. One couple who knows this full well is Ricardo and Lelia Gibbs, who have been married for 50 years. The now retired couple celebrated their milestone anniversary on February 24 of this year. When asked the secret to making... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Queen’s College Association hosts tea party

22 April 2018

It was all for charity, and the members of the Queen’s College Association and their friends had a great evening of camaraderie at the Barbados Yacht Club earlier this month. Highlight of the fund-raising tea party was a bonnet parade and the ladies pulled out the... Read More

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‘Elijah inspires us’

22 April 2018

Nicole Peach Bless Callender is passionate, knows what she wants and gets things done. She is also caring, funny, and patient. The reggae singer sat with EASY on a sunny, breezy Tuesday morning to talk about what she has been up to re her music, her family, her hopes,... Read More

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GOSPEL CALL: Crucifixion ‘still has impact’

17 April 2018

God always thinks future, so when He does something, He does it with the future in mind. It was on this premise that Pastor Michael Crichlow told the congregation at Trinity Outreach Ministries International recently that when God sent His Son to die for sinful man,... Read More

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