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A giant among men!

  Last week I had Panama on my mind; however I turn, every morning all I could hear was Carol Roberts holding forth on what must be one of the most innovative promotional radio campaigns as VOB 929.9 went on a mission to de Central American country in celebrating the centennial of de canal and [...]

Role of accountability

  For many, the recession is deemed to bring out the worst elements in society. However, there could be just as much evidence to support the view that recessions are best poised to bring forth the best in each of us individually, in business and as a country. In our case, my wish is for [...]

Linton lived for cricket

  It was with great sadness that while battling with my own grief of losing my dear beloved wife Dianne to illness just over three weeks ago, I was informed early yesterday morning of the passing of George Linton, the former Spartan First division captain and Barbados leg-spinning all-rounder, who gave his all to cricket [...]

Burdened middle class

  As Government continues to grapple with our current economic position and implements its chosen policies and programmes to bring about economic recovery in the future, there has been much ado about our domestic tax policy over the past few weeks, including further “advice” from the International Monetary Fund as to the way we should [...]

Water is No. 1

  By now Grand Kadooment revellers would have selected their band of choice, fitted their costumes and pumped themselves up to jump and wine on the big day now just 72 hours away. Gearing up for the massive display of culture and colour can be very intense, and the thousands who hit the streets from morning [...]

No gospel awards to Bajans

  Barbados failed to come away with any of the coveted trophies from the 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards held in the Bahamas last Saturday evening. Losing out were recording artists Neesha Woodz, who was nominated in three categories –– Calypso-Soca Vocal Performance/Female (Adrenaline), Pop Vocal Performance Of The Year (More Precious) and Soca [...]

Wha soul de BLP lost?

  When yuh live long enough, yuh does learn plenty things. Fuh example, I now know dat political parties got “souls”! According to former PM Owen Arthur, de BLP has lost its soul; so he gine long bout he business and resigning after 43 years, leaving a poor Vendor to ponder pun many things. But [...]

The child and food allergies

  Food allergies in children are on the rise worldwide, and medical experts are searching for clues why. Barbados, of course, has not been exempt from the worrying trend. In fact, paediatrician Dr Ranita Jhagroo points out that food allergies may not be as uncommon as we might think. “We do see food allergies in children [...]

CTUSAB ‘doing what’s right’

CTUSAB ‘doing what’s right’

As the Opposition staged its “white march”, Barbados TODAY sat with president of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), Dennis De Peiza, to get the organization’s position on the Municipal Solid Waste Tax, and how the union intends to treat to the matter. He also responded to criticisms about the [...]

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