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The importance of listening

One of my favourite scriptures is “Before they call, I will answer and while they are speaking, I will hear.” Well, the words were scarcely out of my mouth last week (out of my computer really), wishing for another option for a cellphone provider, when I heard that there is a new one on the […]

Re-educating Barbadians about eating

“Food is not just calories, it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do. The most powerful tool to change your health, environment and entire world is your fork.” This quotation from American physician, Dr Mark Hyman, encapsulates the message that local nutritionists have been spreading this week as they […]

Porn and student indiscipline

Porn and student indiscipline

Two stories generated considerable discussion among readers this week: the three Lester Vaughan students who were arrested and charged in connection with brutal beating of a fellow student and the proposal to ban online access to pornography, that came from Grenville Phillips II, leader of the Solutions Barbados party. In a video which went viral […]

The standard of integrity

Integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest, having strong moral principles and moral uprightness”. It is further described as “the adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values, which eliminates any association with corruption in any form”. The above suggests there is an expectation that in organizations and enterprises, all those […]

Salad dressings hold the key

After last week’s article, I am sure that you have a greater appreciation for salads and understand that there is a whole lot more to a salad than just leafy greens. We are going to share more on this topic but, before we do, let’s recap what we learnt so far: a salad is made […]

BCA, BAPPSS, clubs must unite

BCA, BAPPSS, clubs must unite

Regrettable! That is the general feeling among observers following yesterday’s boycott by the Barbados Association of Principals for Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS) of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Everton Weekes Under-13 Final between Foundation and Combermere at Bank Hall, due to unhappiness over a couple amended regulations relating to the 2017 domestic season. And the […]

The plight of our schoolgirls

The plight of our schoolgirls

I heard a set of poppycock recently on a popular call in show. Although it did not surprise me because of the proponent, it alarmed me because it is unfortunate that men in ‘power’ in Barbados are still so fragile in their manhoods and unaware about gender issues. The topic was the perceived rise in […]

The legacy of Louis Lynch

It was rather encouraging to hear the Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, declare that a new secondary school would be built at Searles in Christ Church. There is no doubt that many of our secondary schools are overcrowded and I have always held the view that the average secondary school roll should not exceed 800 […]

Ban online access to porn!

The Ministry of Education has approved our children’s use of cellular phones in our schools. The obvious foreseen risk is our children’s direct access to pornography (porn) on their smart phones. While some responsible parents will install porn filters on their children’s phones, most parents and grandparents will not know, and are not expected to […]

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