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Editor extraordinaire

Editor extraordinaire

For 30 years, Harold Hoyte was at the helm of the Nation Newspaper as Editor-in-Chief. But since retiring ten years ago, his attention has shifted to ticking items off his bucket list. “If I knew it was going to be so good, I would have retired before I started to work,” he says jokingly. “The […]

A calypso stalwart

A calypso stalwart

As a young boy, Charles Romeo Smith sang in his church choir and the school choir at St Leonard’s Boys. But any sign that he was interested in getting involved in the entertainment business was met with strong disapproval from his grandmother who raised him. Despite this, he held deep admiration for the top local […]

Batting for women

Batting for women

It was an indescribable feeling for Deandra Dottin when the West Indies Women – a team of which she is a proud member – won the T20 World Cup in April. “It was an unbelievable feeling. Words can’t really describe it,” the cricketer said. As she looked back at what brought her to world champion […]

Guardian of our built heritage

Guardian of our built heritage

When realtor Sir Paul Altman was bestowed the award of Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s New Year Honours List this year, he asked himself what he did to deserve it. He was recognized for service to the preservation of historic buildings and real estate development. “I can only say that it is something that you […]

The world’s eighth wonder

The world’s eighth wonder

You could call it the eighth wonder of the world. Located in Welchman Hall, St Thomas, the unique Harrison’s Cave attracts locals and visitors from near and far. Newly appointed chief executive officer Andrea Franklin said the redesigned cave is a must see for all. “Harrison’s Cave is . . . the most unique attraction […]

Teen talent on the pitch

Teen talent on the pitch

She is the youngest member of the West Indies Women’s team, but one would never guess, given Hayley Matthews’ performance since she started her international career two years ago. And in the World T20 Final in April, she reminded selectors why she deserves a spot on the squad. Matthews scored 66, becoming the youngest player […]

Busy Bizzy

Busy Bizzy

“I was born inquisitive, so the inquisitive nature leads to things; you want to learn more all the time.”  That pretty much sums up businessman’s Ralph Bizzy Williams’ approach to life.   It also helped that his parents didn’t see the point in buying toys for their nine children, but instead encouraged them to make […]

St Joseph’s joy

St Joseph’s joy

The parish of St Joseph has had a rough year. So its Parish Ambassadors Cadesha Rouse and Brandon Beckles did all they could to bring some much needed light to the area. And the duo represented well at the 2016 Spirit of the Nation Show on Saturday night at Kensington Oval, walking away Most Outstanding Parish Ambassadors. Upon the […]

Sir Garry the great

Sir Garry the great

On the evening of July 28 this year, Kensington Oval was filled to capacity with local and overseas cricket fans who came out to honour “the greatest cricketer the world has ever seen”. It was Sir Garfield Sobers’ 80th birthday. Cricket stars past and present also staged a T20 charity match to mark the occasion. It was only […]

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