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On God’s mission to Brazil

On God’s mission to Brazil

Many a football fan would have longed for or dreamt of a chance to travel to Brazil when the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup was being held there. But for Beverley Pinder it was more than hoping and wishing. She actually got the opportunity. However, her intent was not to take in any of the football action. Rather, [...]

‘Strong’ Saniyah!

‘Strong’ Saniyah!

Natalie Ollivierre endures many sleepless nights, as she stays up listening to her four-year-old daughter Saniyah’s heartbeat. She spends many hours adoring her gift from God and wondering how much longer she has with her before the rage of a serious heart condition snaps her from the comfort and protection of her bosom. Though the [...]

In the bag

In the bag

Shanika Grimes has an intimate relationship with canvas and linen. Add that to her natural artistic skills, and you get Artist Made, a company that specializes in hand-painted handbags and purses. Grimes is the proud owner of that business. Barbados TODAY caught up with the vibrant 24-year-old recently on Miami Beach in Christ Church, where [...]

A tax for our good, says Chris

A tax for our good, says Chris

On Friday, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler sat with Barbados TODAY’S senior journalist Emmanuel Joseph in his office at Government Headquarters at Bay Street for a wide-ranging exclusive interview examining such areas as the controversial Municipal Solid Waste Tax, the International Monetary Fund’s recommendations for reforming the local tax system, Minister of Agriculture Dr David [...]

Life after Dodds

Life after Dodds

Orlando Lorde wants nothing more than to be able to say sorry. The recently-released prisoner, who spent 15 years in jail on a rape and robbery conviction, wants to offer a personal apology to his female victim. “I would hope that we would be able, at some future date, to meet up, when the time is [...]

Love and basketball

To call Cory McCarthy a proud Barbadian is the understatement of the decade. This could possibly be the first time that many people in the island have even heard his name but wherever the Black Rock-born replanted Bostonian goes, or whatever he does, Bimshire is never far from his mind. The former St Stephen’s Primary [...]

Sir Richard, the dreamer

Sir Richard, the dreamer

He could be considered a big dreamer who turns his dreams into reality, given that he has already brought to life more than 400 companies under the Virgin Group, including Virgin Atlantic airlines, which flies to Barbados on a regular basis. Earlier this week, the British-born billionaire businessman and investor Sir Richard Branson sat down [...]

Felicia’s fight

Felicia’s fight

Monday, October 31, 2011. Can you remember –– approaching three years later –– what you were doing then; where you were; who you were with; how you were feeling? Maybe not.  But for Felicia Leacock this date has been deeply engraved in her memory. On Monday, October 31, 2011, her life as she knew it was changed for [...]

Painters and partners

Painters and partners

An inspiring and motivational picture is currently being painted at the St Michael District hospital.  The masterpiece is being crafted by patient Christopher Benjamin and porter Laval Husbands, who both share a passion for painting. Their story started five years ago when Laval, new to the hospital, asked 52-year-old Christopher to teach him a few [...]

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