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The power of marketing

My interest and like for marketing started from the Marketing class I took at Cave Hill Campus back in the late 80’s. That class was conducted by the late Professor, Stanley Reid. The passion and enthusiasm he brought to the subject was contagious. Most students, I am sure, couldn’t help but be interested in what […]

Excellent Third World!

Excellent Third World!

As the whole of Barbados knows, I am a passionate believer in the valuableness and beauty of our Caribbean and Pan-African Civilization: and so, when I witness or experience an exemplary manifestation of that Civilization, I am obliged to publicly acknowledge it and bring it to the attention of my fellow citizens. It is against […]

Make the litterbugs pay!

Make the litterbugs pay!

In most cases before I draw a conclusion on a matter, I seek first the facts while taking note of the circumstances. And while I encourage Barbadians to be industrious in earning an honest dollar, I find it extraordinarily offensive that some of us appear to have little consideration for our environment when we partake […]

The issue of miscarriage

“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to. It’s not for them”. – Joubert Botha It is a subject matter which is not readily discussed in public; however, for many couples and single women, having a miscarriage is a reality. Women who have lost a child through a miscarriage often […]

Take a bow, Michelle!

Take a bow, Michelle!

When Michelle Obama took to the stage in New Hampshire in the waning phase of the longest, oddest, roughest political campaign in United States history, she was not just stumping for Hillary Clinton; she was also cementing her place as one of the most compelling political figures that country can boast of. It must be […]

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 […]

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