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An honour indeed!

At the presentation of the insignia of the 2016 National Honours and Awards, I was happy to be the recipient of the Barbados Service Medal for outstanding service to the youth of Barbados in the culinary arena. This is, of course, for my work with the children of the Junior Duelling Challenge and the Caribbean Junior Culinary Conference. The awards were presented at […]

Craftsmen of our economic fate

Craftsmen of our economic fate

As promised last week, the latest monthly economic letter published by Dr Delisle Worrell, governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, on January 3, 2017, is our topic of discussion for this week. The title of the letter “We are the Craftsmen of Our Economic Fate” is very instructive, in my view, and one that […]

Pushing the value of science

Pushing the value of science

“When we built a scooter, we made a toy – a pastime for fun – but never connected it to our education.”Sweet Dumplings and Saltfish Stew, pg. 21. Hon. Cardinal Warde, president of the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation, executive director of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), and a professor of Electrical Engineering […]

A parting gift for whom?

Tomas Regalado, the Mayor of Miami – long a hot bed for Cuban exiles – has described as a “parting gift” the decision of the waning Obama administration to end the US ‘wet foot-dry foot’ policy toward Cubans seeking entry to the US.  The question is: a parting gift to whom? President Obama announced the decision […]

The wrong mix

The wrong mix

Have you ever wondered why your doctor recommends that you don’t take certain medicines with certain foods and beverages? Or why your body may react negatively to certain prescribed medications? Pharmacist Paul Gibson sought to explain why at a public lecture earlier this week.  He pointed to the example of grapefruit juice, which affects certain […]

Dignity and rights at work

Any discussion on dignity and rights at work is expected to address the following issues: how the employer responds to ensuring productive work, the payment of a decent and just wage, provision for the payment of an adequate pension, the payment of contributions to the social security benefit scheme, respecting the choice of employees to […]

A man for all seasons

Paul Garner Clement Foster has lived a remarkable life of love and leadership, dedication and hard work. When I think of the many things Paul has done in his long life, his many achievements and awards, and most important of all, to him, his family life, I realise that this quiet hero of mine needs […]

Insisting on accountability

I was recently invited to join a Facebook (FB) group called Social Accountability and Education in Barbados. The purpose of the group is to educate the public about matters of concern to all of us and to ensure that Government is accountable for the decisions that it makes, which may have significant impact on the […]

Easy task in picking Barbados squad

Easy task in picking Barbados squad

It was always expected to be a relatively easy exercise for the national selectors in picking a very strong Barbados Pride squad for the WICB Super50 Championship to be played in Barbados and Antigua, January 24 to February 18. Once the names of the nine players who were in the West Indies team for the […]

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