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Janielle’s cancer journey

Janielle’s cancer journey

Janielle Blenman lives fearlessly. Whether she’s walking into her doctor’s office for her usual six-month check-up or holding the hand of a friend through the scary journey of cancer, she has an undeniable zest for life. “I’m living life, and certain things that I took for granted, I don’t take for granted any more,” she […]

COLUMN – We need a strong vending sector

I see that the Government is finally going to start a pilot project for a vending facility on the ABC Highway. I’ve been lobbying for this for years; but I’m not optimistic. We have a negative view of roadside/beach vending in Barbados. That’s because we see vending as a problem to be solved rather than […]

Up and down Windies

West Indies have well and truly brought joy and hurt at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. And there are also a lot of burning eyes. From the defeat against Ireland in their opening Pool B match to the successive wins over Pakistan and Zimbabwe and the ball-beating they received from South Africa […]

The mums who took up the fight

Women featured but went largely unrecognized in the turning point of the struggle for social rights of  Barbadians –– the 1937 Rebellion; but in the history of slavery they are conspicuously absent from the books. Researcher and lecturer in history at the University of the West Indies, Dr Henderson Carter, says historians have focused mainly […]

COLUMN – Catering to the needs of our kids

By the time you read this I would have gone through my second form level forum for this academic year. I am not sure if these interactions are working for the wider public; but they certainly are not working for me. February is out-of-season for reflection on education, but I several times find myself on […]

Today’s Fashion – Embracing your Roots

Today’s Fashion – Embracing your Roots


COLUMN – Man of drama –– and for change

Name: Simon Alleyne Age: 33 Education: Combermere School; University of the West Indies, Cave Hill; University of Hertfordshire; Korean International Cooperation Agency; International Security Defence Systems. Qualifications: BSc in political science with public sector management, UWI Cave Hill; MSc in emergency management and planning with commendation, University of Hertfordshire; Diploma In Education And Social Studies, Erdiston […]

COLUMN – On giving back to the society . . .

A major challenge for sustainable human development is to get people to see the potential within themselves and to take responsibility for their future. The above quotation is taken from the Pinelands Creative Workshop website. Its Home  page goes on to point out “it is in this regard that the Pinelands Creative Workshop (PCW) in […]

The herbal prescription

Most of us who grew up in the good old days remember all too well that nothing worked better than Ma’s old-time remedies –– for every cough, cold, tummy ache and bruise that we suffered. Who can forget the weekly dose of castor oil or coconut oil for purging; the magical effect of aloe on […]

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