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Inspiring Oprah

Inspiring Oprah

For many, the highlight of this year’s Golden Globe awards was the speech Oprah Winfrey gave as she accepted the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award. As the first black woman to receive the prize, she spoke passionately and eloquently about many of the subjects and issues that have been raised since the Hollywood sexual […]

Coping with loss and grief

Coping with loss and grief

“Nothing lasts forever” is a phrase that’s often hard to swallow but it is a reality we all face. The question is: how do we ‘go on living’ when we lose someone close to us, or something we treasured dearly? This was the subject of a recent lecture/discussion at the Duncan Moore Centre at the […]

Minding my business

Minding my business

Here in Barbados, we are quite familiar with the phrase ‘Yuh too malicious’, which is uttered when there is someone delving a little too deeply into another person’s business. However, this is not the type of business to which I refer, but rather the practice of making one’s living by engaging in commerce. Typically, I […]

Science’s quest for longer life

Science’s quest for longer life

How long do you want to live – to 85, 90, 100 or beyond? More important than how long we live is the state of our health in old age. The oldest verified person to date was Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997 aged 122. Now scientists in the United States believe drugs […]

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

The past year has been a busy one for hurricanes. There were 17 named storms in 2017, ten hurricanes and six major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) – an above average year in each respect. The ten hurricanes formed consecutively, without weaker tropical storms interrupting the sequence. The only other time this has been recorded […]

What millennials have to teach us about work in the 21st century

What millennials have to teach us about work in the 21st century

Can millennials really deliver in the current workplace? The best answer to this question – probably not. The Barbadian work environment has to dramatically change for the upcoming generation to find good footing and be productive. The millennials bring a number of x-factors which will topple the status quo and hopefully pave the way for […]

Clean growth

Clean growth

The United Kingdom (UK) has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation’s electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal. The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017. In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas and coal […]

Christmas on the beach

Christmas on the beach

Forget the blistering cold, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Those were the sentiments of scores of tourists who opted to spend Christmas in warm sunshine in Barbados.  Guests at Bougainvillea Barbados and Sugar Bay Barbados were treated to extra holiday goodies as the properties treated them to a Bajan Christmas. The […]

Holiday Drinking

Holiday Drinking

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again and the holiday party season is already upon us. Celebratory glasses of bubbly are on hand and delicious cocktails are being served as we spend time with family, friends and colleagues. But with all the season’s merriment, open bars and the growing popularity of cooler fetes […]