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Successfully organizing a protest march

Successfully organizing a protest march

Whenever a trade union embarks on a protest march, it is usually an exercise that reflects the solidarity among its members. The march should reflect support for a commonality of interest, purpose, or sympathies among the members of the union. It is clear that every protest march should have a purpose for, without this, it […]

Let’s fix it!

Have you ever looked around your house and felt overwhelmed by the number of things that needed to be fixed or tidied up? That sometimes happens to me but a couple of weeks ago, I did what I should have done a long time ago; I identified the lowest hanging fruit and tackled it. I […]

“Senseless” murder sparks outrage

“Senseless” murder sparks outrage

The tragic death of Colleen Payne, the 58 year old day care worker who died earlier this week after she was shot during an apparent robbery at an ATM machine, has sparked outrage and reignited debate about hanging as the appropriate punishment for killing another human being in some cases. Payne, a resident of Lodge […]

The importance of accreditation

The most recent stop on my annual series of educational and refresher tours was the American Culinary Federation’s annual conference, which was held this year at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. This is quite in the middle of everything — Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and every creative ride imaginable. One could only see it as […]

The big challenge of childhood obesity

The big challenge of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity in Barbados has reached alarming proportions, and any programmes implemented to deal with this problem must address some of our cultural traditions, as well as new habits we have adopted from our more developed neighbours. This was the consensus reached following a presentation on childhood obesity to the National Committee Monitoring the Rights […]

Memories of England 1966

Memories of England 1966

With as many as nine Barbadians in the West Indies 15-man Test squad for the series in England starting next month, memories of the same number of locals who toured the Mother country 51 years ago came flooding back. Times have changed ever since that wonderful five-match series in 1966 when Gary Sobers’ team won […]

An acceptable population solution

An acceptable population solution

There was a little welcomed girth and depth added to the debate on population size in Barbados recently.  Having accepted the wider and more evidence based offerings of various stake holders at a recent United Nations media briefing to mark World Population Day, I also shuddered at one suggestion made.  UNICEF Representative for Barbados and […]

The challenge of declining population

The challenge of declining population

Minister of Education Ronald Jones’ call for Barbadians to have more children has been met with several very emotive responses. His call came against the backdrop of falling numbers of children taking the annual 11-Plus examination. Barbados TODAY highlighted the numbers that were pointed out by Minister Jones. He revealed that there was an 8.8 […]

Satisfactory ‘Fantastic Friday’

Satisfactory ‘Fantastic Friday’

Stiffy has successfully done the double in two consecutive years by emerging the winner of the Bashment Soca competition of 2017. It is with great admiration that I express resounding congratulations to him for defending his title and putting on a spectacular show on Friday, July 7. I certainly enjoyed his performance, as I watched […]

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