Category: Lifestyle

The way to get our young people to vote

I usually pay attention to comments made in reference to my columns. My last column on disinterest by young persons in voting at the upcoming elections evoked several comments. One of keen interest was the critique that I didn’t present much by way of solutions to the challenge of getting young persons to vote. I […]

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Marching for a cause

The Barbados Association of Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (BAEP) joined with similar international groups in celebrating Endometriosis Month with a march on Sunday. The march, which began and ended at Rascals, Brandon’s Beach, St Michael, sought to sensitize the public about endometriosis, a condition which affects 176 million women worldwide. Its cause is unknown. […]

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Preventative self care

What is preventative self-care? It is simply all the things we do to keep ourselves at our best. All the things we do to prevent a health concern from getting worse. So, it would include the interventions to make sure the work doesn’t madden us or maybe give us a stroke, and the lifestyle and […]

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Boss cook

At age 26, award-winning Barbadian chef Javon Cummins is the youngest head chef in the Elegant Hotels Group, leading the team at the company’s newest signature restaurant, Tapestry, at the adults only boutique hotel Treasure Beach, Paynes Bay, St James. Cummins first became interested in cooking at the age of seven and competed in his […]

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Go see for yourself!

I have just returned to Barbados following a four-day visit toVenezuela. My elder daughter – noted Barbadian dancer and choreographer Aisha Comissiong – accompanied me and we stayed at the Melia hotel in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. This last trip to Venezuela was my fourth over the past 13 months. And even though our […]

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Special delivery for Sterling

Cultural Ambassador Stedson RPB Wiltshire has presented a package of educational supplies to the Child Care Board (CCB) for distribution to the Sterling Children’s Home in St Philip. The presentation was made at the CCB’s headquarters today by RPB whose Red Foundation partnered with the international charity Robinson Smiles & Hope Inc. to make the donation possible. […]

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STEM 4 Girls

The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, known collectively as (STEM), are considered significant areas of growth in terms of career choices as the world embarks on the fourth industrial revolution. And given that women outnumber men in this world and as more opportunities become open to them, that field is no longer restricted […]

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Full of hope

All hope is definitely not lost for the youth of Barbados. This was the contention of Acting Commandant Major Peter Powlett as he addressed a two-and-a-half-hour-long church service on Sunday morning at the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church, marking the start of the Barbados Cadet Corps’ week of celebrations. Speaking on the theme Learning to Do […]

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Vegetarian comfort food

Since the start of 2018, I’ve spent quite a lot of time discussing cooking methods, including Slow Cooking, not to be confused with the Slow Cooker, a piece of kitchen equipment; Barbecuing and Smoking, as well as moist heat and dry heat methods of cooking. This week, you can put some of that theory into […]

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The link between Rhinitis and Asthma

It is well known that a high number of Barbadians suffer from asthma and that simple, irritating allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose, might be a warning sign of the disease. That runny nose may be triggered in persons with allergies to indoor irritants, such as dust mites, mould, animals, or the outdoor variety […]

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Still some ways to go

International Women’s Day this year is an opportunity to take stock of the progress made by #women in the #Caribbean, but also the areas of continued concern – including Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). While there is limited reliable national data on #VAWG in the Caribbean, the IDB has partnered with UN Women and […]

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An urgent health check needed

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled, I Like Muhself, and made reference to the song by the same name performed by Lil Rick. Through that article, I sought to encourage us to aim for and adopt a healthy self-image. Ultimately, a healthy self-image revolves around the theme of self-respect and involves […]

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A miscarriage of justice

  Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson recently made a plea for men to come forward and help with tackling crime and violence in Barbados. This is because some of our school children appear to be out of control. Please allow me the opportunity to share with the people of Barbados and the Caribbean my concern […]

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2018 BHTA chefs and bartender of the year named

Barbados has a new Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year and Bartender of the Year. They are Damian Leach, Shemar Bishop, Rodney Corbin and Shane McClean, who took the respective titles in the just concluded Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) 2018 Barbados Culinary Competition. Leach, who […]

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Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes – or uncontrolled blood sugar levels – is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for […]

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Raise the bar!

A former physical education teacher and prominent entertainer is concerned that Barbadians are only giving half of their best and are no longer striving for excellence. Delivering a motivational speech to a group of secondary school students here this morning as part of activities marking a week of excellence at the Baobab Towers, Warrens, St […]

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Bay Primary celebrates

Accompanied by a tuk band and dressed in multi-coloured African outfits, students of Bay Primary School took to the streets yesterday for a carnival-like celebration, marking the end of Black History Month. From the school compound in Bay Garden, St Michael, the students moved on to Beckles Road, where a special performance was staged for […]

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