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Austin Sealy Says Keep Pressing On

Submitted by Bush Tea From the Nation -August 17, Sir Austin calls to keep pressing on…. International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sir Austin Sealy hopes that Barbados will not be disheartened by the modest performances at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Speaking last night on telephone link-up from the Copacabana Beach in Rio, Sir Austin told […]

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The Rio Games – Dancing with the Devils – the IOC and the Politics of Mekking Sport

Submitted by Pachamama Many years ago we often wondered why people like Steve Stoute, Erskine Simmons and another man employed at Barclays Bank were so interested in the International Olympic Committee (IOC). We have subsequently learnt why. Last night Barbados appeared to have taken its first gold medal as the golden jacketed team’s outfit emerged […]

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Submitted by Wayne Cadogan

WICB OUT of Control

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan The time has come and has been long overdue for the revamping of the West Indies Cricket Board and its band of myopic nomadic members, whose purpose is to splurge off of West Indies cricket for their own personal gains and to keep West Indies cricket a submerged state in the […]

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Sir Garry Sobers is the GREATEST!

Submitted by William Skinner There is, or at least was, a picture of Sir Garfield Sobers, in the hall of the Bay Primary School, located in Bayville that most of us will recall was once called Bay Land. The striking aspect of the picture is that Sir Garry is standing there with bat in hand […]

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Submitted by Wayne Cadogan

Elvis Forde for National Coach

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan It is another Olympic year and once again Barbados would be sending athletes off to the games as they have always done in past years. To date only two Barbadians have ever graced the podium, one representing Barbados and the other the West Indies, yet we continue to send athletes to […]

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Enforcement Order on Bushy Park Takes Effect on June 30, 2016, with documents

The Minister of Housing Denis Kellman needs to communicate to Barbadians what the hell is going on at Bushy Park! Why has Minister Denis Kellman allowed  illegal structures to be constructed at the Bushy Park raceway; said lands vested in the Ministry of Housing and Lands. We note Bushy Park is being rented to the […]

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Submitted by Wayne Cadogan

West Indies Cricket Dilemma

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan What an inept West Indies Cricket Board and a bunch of jokers for selectors on a road to nowhere. I just happen by chance while turning around in the kitchen, to hear one of the selectors say that hardly anyone was at Kensington Oval watching the cricket and that it was […]

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Steve Stoute SCM, President and Erskine St. Simmons, secretary general of the Barbados Olympic Association, arrived at Northgate Sports Centre as part of their visit to the East of England.

A Serious National Sports Program a Must

Last week veteran sports administrator Sir Austin Sealy at an award some where made the contentious remark – in BU’s view – that Barbados as a small country does well when we only qualify athletes for the Olympics. The argument often used is that given the paucity of resources it is nigh impossible to compete […]

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What Tony Cozier Meant To Us

Submitted by David  Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement 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 they […]

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Tony Cozier, the LEGEND

Posted by Sargeant I haven’t listened to cricket on the radio in decades but the passing of Tony Cozier has stirred some long dormant memories. I can’t remember when I first heard Cozier on the radio but my first memories of listening to cricket was the WI tour of Australia in 1960-61 when as a […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Mirage of Integration (I)

If uh wasn’t there to see fuh meself, I would’a never believe it, I would’a never believe it. But I say it once an’ I say it agen: When things goin’ good, you cahn touch We; but leh murder start an’ you can fine a man to hole up de side…” -Kamau Brathwaite –“Rites” (Islands: […]

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Cuba Cricket Connection – Improving Cuba Barbados Relationship

Now that the powers have deemed that the legacy of lame duck President Barrack Obama must be anchored to the return of Cuba to the fold, it has opened the floodgates for pundits all to spew the ideological and political rhetoric like there is no tomorrow. Although the froth has not receded with the exit […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Of Glorious Uncertainties

It has always been my view that the closeness of the outcome of the 2013 general elections in Barbados spoke more to a popular perception that there is very little to choose from between the two major parties with regard to policy and general conservatism, and to a shared wonderment whether the solution to our […]

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Leave Cricket to Players and Board

Submitted by Buddy Cal Luke 13; 7-9. Parable of the fig tree. “Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard. Behold, three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down. […]

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Sir Garfield is Right!

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan It appears that everyone wants to condemn Sir Garfield Sobers for speaking the truth regarding the status of players and state of West Indies Cricket. Well, I endorse every word that he said, he is so right. […]

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Manup Chetwyn Stuart and Minister Stephen Lashley

The following received from an anonymous source. CPL T20 Cricket made the decision to hand control of the [cricket] ovals back to the local entities. Kensington Oval Management Inc (KOMI) invited groups to bid on the Party Stand tender for CPLT20.

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Jack Warner

Jack Warner Arrested

Jack Warner will be recorded as one of the most enigmatic politicians of our time. His popularity as a politician in Trinidad belies the underhand dealings he has been associated with through the years in his capacity as Vice President of FIFA and Czar of the football operations in Trinidad. The David Simmons report logged […]

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On Your Mark, Get Ready …

Perhaps our sports officials are unaware of the impact of such an event [2015 Jamaica International Invitational] in inspiring the country’s youth, in building national pride, and in building a sporting heritage – Bush Tea The Jamaica International Invitational 2015 track and field meet was a spectacular event for many reasons – view event 3hr […]

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