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TALK BACK: Giving thanks for the good news

Sherrylyn Toppin

TALK BACK: Giving thanks for the good news

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These days, there seems to be a wave of bad news events one after the other.

Shootings, murder, robbery, a house fire, drowning, road accidents and the list goes on, have been dominating the news, often overshadowing the good things which are happening in Barbados. Barbadians in the diaspora have expressed concern about these stories which they feel paint the island in a very negative light and scare away potential visitors.  

Today, Talkback takes a look back at some of the good news events which have taken place recently and the reaction by online readers.

Esteen Millicent Coppin is the latest centenarian:

Joy Wharton: Happy birthday, Ms Coppin. God has truly blessed you to have reached that milestone.

Rickie Brown: Blessings to you Mamma, a blessed day for sure.

Ingrid Harper: God bless you, momma Coppin.

Tino Best and Sherland Waithe present awards to the top students at Graydon Sealy and Foundation School.

Bentley Williams: Excellent work, Tino and Sherland.

Curtis Brewster: Super sweet!!

The YMCA has plans for a big renovation.

Jae Harris: Best news for a long time.

Jaime Kashville Carmichael: It’s about time! Just gotta see how long this takes.

Captain Michael Boyce lays down the ground rules at The Lester Vaughan School.

Yvonne Deane: Congrats, Captain Boyce, I’m confident that you will do a great job.

Kim Lashley: That’s the way to go!

Baby Sebastien Mitchell has successful heart surgery.

Jan Wiggins: Wishing him and his family God’s richest blessings. Also a big ‘thank you’ to all those persons who have donated towards this great venture in whatever way that you did.

Divine Duchess: And some say there is no God. . . . I beg to differ. Welcome home honey, this is only your second blessing. The first was life; now He made sure you keep it.

Yvonne Deane: With God nothing is impossible.

Kraigg Brathwaite scores his maiden double century.

Stephen Fields: Congrats to the young man. Hope other youngsters are looking on. We are seeing the evolution of a leader right before our eyes.

Pat Brewster: Proud of you, keep it up!!

Sir Hilary Beckles is the next vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

Stephen Fields: Congrats to Sir Hilary! Ever since he began to make his contribution to public debate in Barbados, it was clear we had one who was destined for the history books. He continues to be a compelling presence in the region and beyond.

• Sherrylyn Toppin is THE NATION’s Online Editor.