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Conundrum!

Conundrum!

Three weeks after the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary School (BAPPSS) withdrew Combermere and Foundation Schools from the final of the Everton Weekes Under 13 Final, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) is planning to hold talks shortly with BAPPSS to discuss the matter. On May 25, BAPPSS boycotted the final between the powerhouses […]

The immortal Cuba Gooding Sr

The immortal Cuba Gooding Sr

I am writing this tribute on Thursday, April 27 –– the birthday of Cuba Gooding Sr –– and I am writing it in a country that I like to think of as the spiritual home of Cuba Gooding Sr, the Caribbean island of Barbados, the birthplace of Cuba’s father, Dudley McDonald Gooding. I am writing […]

What has Stoute done wrong?

What has Stoute done wrong?

Last Friday night, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) recognized Barbados cricket captain Kevin Stoute as the “Most Outstanding Cricketer” for the 2016 Cricket season.  And would you believe that the “reward” that Stoute received for having achieved this notable distinction was to once again find himself not selected for the Barbados Tridents T20 team, or indeed, […]

A major fingerprinting lesson

A major fingerprinting  lesson

The most efficient way to respond to the many varieties of political “yardfowls” in Barbados who prostitute themselves on the altar of political expediency is to expose them with the facts! And so, I now propose to use this article to expose the facts underlying the legal and political “sinfulness” of the recently nullified Immigration […]

Honour our legends before it’s too late!

Honour our legends before it’s too late!

In December of 2015, I produced a newpaper article that acknowledged Barbados’ good fortune of possessing no less than four “living legends” of literature: George Lamming, Paule Marshall, Kamau Brathwaite and Austin “Tom” Clarke. Well, as we learnt on Monday of this week, Tom Clarke is no longer with us! As a tribute to the […]

Let’s heed Paule Marshall’s message!

Let’s heed Paule Marshall’s message!

Over the past 60 years, Paule Marshall –– the famous 87-year-old Barbadian American female writer –– has been trying to deliver a very important message to the Barbadian, Caribbean and African American people through her impressive suite of novels: Brown Girl, Brownstones; The Chosen Place, The Timeless People; Praisesong For The Widow; and Daughters. The […]

What Tony Cozier meant to us

So, why didn’t the Government of Barbados confer our country’s highest National Honour on Tony Cozier during his lifetime? Why wasn’t he “Sir Tony Cozier”? Similarly, why didn’t our regional university –– the University of the West Indies –– confer an honorary doctorate on Tony Cozier, as it has done on so many other less […]