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How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress

We hear the word “stress” so often these days that many of us may not be fully aware of what it is all about. The Men’s Health Clinic at the Randall Phillips Polyclinic recently took the time to address the issue with members, as the Psychiatric Hospital staged a series of discussions commemorating Mental Health […]

A national ‘RH’ debate

A national ‘RH’ debate

Solutions to the problems of crime, privatizing the Transport Board, and the meaning of the letters  ‘RH’ in an anti-littering message on a Christ Church bus shelter, were among issues that generated much discussion among Barbados TODAY readers and on the island as a whole during this week. Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, […]

Some thoughts on time

Some thoughts on time

Time…………Does it fly? Project Barbados – Vision 2030# Barbados the healthiest place to live! More to come on that, but I digress for a bit to share on something else that I hope you can find useful at an individual level or it may be useful to someone you know. Please share. Time has been […]

Our deficient education system

Our deficient education system

It is no secret that there are several concerns which I have about the educational system in Barbados. These concerns were some of the reasons I was completely exasperated after spending eight years in the government teaching service. At that time, my own children were still young and I had less of an idea about some […]

Make vision count!

Make vision count!

The Ophthalmological Society of the West Indies (OSWI) joins the rest of the world today in commemorating World Sight Day (WSD), an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday in October, to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The theme of World Sight Day 2017 (WSD17) is Universal […]

Discovering our real history

Discovering our real history

October 12 this year marks the 525th anniversary of the arrival into the ‘Americas’ of the Europeans led by Christopher Columbus. As I wrote last year, “for the Europeans it was discovery, for the indigenous people of this land, it was the beginning of annihilation.”  It was undoubtedly the beginning of European colonialization in this […]

A miracle for Hanannia

A miracle for Hanannia

Hanannia Reeves is a 13-year old boy who died last week.  He was reportedly struck by a car as he was crossing the road in front of the minibus from which he had just disembarked.  The incident brought back vivid memories of a similar incident that occurred during my first year at Combermere School, so […]

Some money saving tips

Some money saving tips

I recently changed my cell phone plan and realized at the end of the month just how much money I saved. Along with discipline, a leaner plan helped me save nearly a hundred dollars. It got me to thinking about savings on a bigger level. How can we save when it comes to our business? […]

Clear need for strategic communication

Clear need for strategic communication

“Not the gun but the word is the symbol of authority.” Charles Lindblom, former American political scientist and economist. Public discussion and debate are essential in a social democracy such as Barbados. Indeed, effective political language and communication are healthy for good governance, especially in a context where there is a contest of alternative policies and […]