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    December 15

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SOCIAL SCENE: A Chinese celebration

29 September 2019

Chinese children sang in English and Barbadian children in Mandarin, with the band of the Barbados Defence Force backing the enthusiastic performances, at the recent reception marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Read More

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Queen not leaving deaf behind

29 September 2019

Che Amor Greenidge believes in finishing whatever she starts. She also believes in working hard towards whatever you want to achieve in life. That attitude has no doubt led her to achieving the title of Miss World Barbados 2019. Read More

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Melinda takes a chance on finance

24 September 2019

If one was asked to come up with an equation to show who Melinda Belle is, it could go something like this: financial and budgeting advisor + blogger x author + fashionista = a woman who is happy in her own skin. Read More

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Asha has the key to cash security

23 September 2019

Asha Forde’s journey has been anything but easy, and as she likes to put it, it has been “autodidactic”, meaning she’s taught herself how to become the person she is today. The 27-year-old financial adviser has recently taken the route of teaching millennials like... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Former Headteacher feted

22 September 2019

Former Headteacher Carl Springer celebrated his 90th Birthday with charm and style on the beautiful “Gully Deck” at Hunterspring, St Philip. Read More

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Tricia’s call to mend the broken

22 September 2019

At a time when countless families are falling apart and many young people are experiencing various forms of abuse, the role of a counsellor who is also certified in social work is becoming increasingly important. Read More

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BDFSP no joke to captain Jules

17 September 2019

He does not make sport when it comes to sports. In fact, Captain Michael Jules is so serious about the importance of sports in the lives of people that he is quick to point out there is a strong correlation between individuals who participate in sports, and the low... Read More

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Conquering 500 miles for needy

16 September 2019

Betty Hope-Gittens set herself the challenge of walking 500 miles in 36 days to raise funds, as her birthday gift to the St Philip District Hospital and the Canadian she supports. Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Business mix and mingle

15 September 2019

Executives from the local international business sector mixed and mingled against a backdrop of impressive art mounted at The Grove Art Gallery upstairs Limegrove Lifestyle Centre last week. Read More

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Less about crown for Queen Shanel

15 September 2019

It still hasn’t sunk in as yet for Miss Universe Barbados 2019 Shanel Ifill that she’s queen. Just over a week since coronation night and 20-year-old Shanel is still stunned that she now gets to wear the coveted “five pound crown”, as she puts it, wear the gold sash... Read More

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Songbird rises above the setbacks

08 September 2019

Sometimes a beautiful smile can hide the most agonising pain, painful bruises and the dreaded feeling of hopelessness. Singer Bianca Yearwood can attest to this. Her singing successes and failures may be publicly known, but her trials and tribulations may not. Read More

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Trio share medical dreams

26 August 2019

Together they cherished dreams of studying medicine. They also studied together, surrounded themselves with positive people, and fed the dream until it became a reality just over a week ago, when they were accepted into the University of The West Indies (Cave Hill Campus)... Read More

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A lesson learnt through faith

20 August 2019

He was a smuggler, a drunk, a cheater, and was known for beating people. He also treated his wife badly, had scant respect for God, and was only interested in making money. Even with his new-found wealth, mixing with the rich and famous, and possessing all the cars... Read More

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Walkes’ breakout year

19 August 2019

As an entertainer, all it takes is one song and one opportunity to have the best year of your life. For 27-year-old Jamar Walkes, this was the year. But instead of one song, he had four. Read More

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April set on giving back

19 August 2019

April Forde at 24 has a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and is a member of the British Psychological Society. For someone who does not like school, this is no mean feat. When she looks back at her original plan to become a professional hair braider rather than... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Japanese get familiar with Barbados

18 August 2019

Japanese Ambassador Teruhiko Shinada and his wife Dragana Mitrovic-Shinada shared Bajan-style hospitality with 16 citizens from Japan’s Nanyo City when they paid a familiarisation visit to Barbados. Read More

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Nathalie wins with tea

18 August 2019

When Nathalie Nicole Smith graduated from Howard University, she knew that struggling through life with mountainous student loans totalling US $150 000, was not what she wanted for herself. Read More

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Troublesome ways lead Dean to coaching, Christ

12 August 2019

From his secondary school days he was considered a troublemaker even though, by all reports, he was a top performer at primary school. In fact, Dean Squires, Barbados’ sole known full-time basketball sports evangelist, volunteer basketball coach and mentor, is quick... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Kenyans welcomed

11 August 2019

The social scene at Government House last Wednesday reflected the beauty of African style and the strong connection between Barbados and the “Mother Country” as Governor General Dame Sandra Mason hosted Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife Margaret Kenyatta and... Read More

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Lyrics for girls

11 August 2019

Reco “Mole” Cumberbatch had females old and young from near and far singing “well, well, well, well” for the duration of the just concluded Crop Over season. Whenever that infectious beat started and the “short man with locks” touched the stage to perform his popular... Read More

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Sonjina a guiding light for youth

05 August 2019

At just 26 years old, Sonjina Kirton wears quite a few hats – figuratively speaking, of course. She has been a teacher at the Ursuline Convent School for the past five years and is a trained singer and worship leader at Calvary Moravian Church. Read More

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