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DEAR BELLA: I’m still sleeping with my uncaring ex

DEAR BELLA: I’m still sleeping with my uncaring ex

April 19, 2017 | Comments: 43

Dear Bella, I have this dilemma where I am still having casual sex with my ex. I do not wish to add any new skeletons to my closet but the familiarity is comforting, ...

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DEAR BELLA: My boss is married but I am in love with him

DEAR BELLA: My boss is married but I am in love with him

April 12, 2017 | Comments: 34

Dear Bella, I am in love with my boss. He is close to 60 and I am 40. I know what you’re thinking. That nothing is wrong, right? Well, everything is wrong because ...

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BUSINESS BYTE: L’Express des Isles – 30 Years Together (Part 1)

BUSINESS BYTE: L’Express des Isles – 30 Years Together (Part 1)

April 7, 2017 | Comments: 0

L’Express des Iles, the inter-island fast ferry service connecting Dominica with the French islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes, as ...

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DEAR BELLA: I am taking his wife to court for child support

DEAR BELLA: I am taking his wife to court for child support

April 5, 2017 | Comments: 80

Dear Bella, This is the first time I am writing, please do not show my name. For some years I have been dating this guy who I am madly in love with. I knew he was ...

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DEAR BELLA: My husband might not be the father

DEAR BELLA: My husband might not be the father

March 29, 2017 | Comments: 45

Dear Bella, My husband and I have three beautiful children together. Two are in high school, while the youngest is in primary school. We have a happy home, not ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Lessons from the blackbirds

BUSINESS & LIFE: Lessons from the blackbirds

March 29, 2017 | Comments: 3

I was recently In-transit in Barbados and while sitting outside a restaurant, a blackbird kept persistently coming to my table. I placed a piece of chicken for it ...

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DEAR BELLA: I married someone I don’t love

DEAR BELLA: I married someone I don’t love

March 22, 2017 | Comments: 61

Dear Bella, I am in trouble. I married someone I don’t love. At least not in a romantic way. The thing is I was raised poor and I didn’t have much to go around. ...

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DEAR BELLA: I am secretly in love with someone else’s husband

DEAR BELLA: I am secretly in love with someone else’s husband

March 15, 2017 | Comments: 58

Dear Bella, I am in love with someone else’s husband. I know it’s not the right thing to do. He doesn’t know that I feel this way about him. He treats me with ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Be bold for change

BUSINESS & LIFE: Be bold for change

March 15, 2017 | Comments: 2

The theme for the International Women’s Day 2017 was “Be Bold for Change.” International Women’s Day is a reminder of the fight for gender equity; the end to ...

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DEAR BELLA: I am 50 and want a child

DEAR BELLA: I am 50 and want a child

March 8, 2017 | Comments: 42

Dear Bella, I want to have a child. I am 50. I have always been scared of having children because of selfish reasons like they would invade my space and deprive me ...

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DEAR BELLA: I am falling in love but not single

DEAR BELLA: I am falling in love but not single

February 15, 2017 | Comments: 13

Dear Bella, I have always dated guys that are younger than me or the exact same age. Like many of the women out there I have gotten hurt by a man. I said to ...

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DEAR BELLA: My boyfriend is a dedicated Christian but I have a side chick

DEAR BELLA: My boyfriend is a dedicated Christian but I have a side chick

February 8, 2017 | Comments: 31

Dear Bella, I’m 21 and plain blank confused. My love life is different and I mean DIFFERENT…so I’m in (or may not be as he can’t be with ...

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DFP statement on scandal surround granting of diplomatic passports

DFP statement on scandal surround granting of diplomatic passports

February 6, 2017 | Comments: 20

Fellow Dominicans, our country has been engulfed in a sea of controversy surrounding the granting of our diplomatic passports. In recent weeks, such controversy has ...

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DEAR BELLA: My ex-boyfriend will not leave me alone

DEAR BELLA: My ex-boyfriend will not leave me alone

February 1, 2017 | Comments: 27

I am currently tangled up in a love affair which I have no desire to be in because my ex-boyfriend refuses to get out of my life. This may sound typical but I am of ...

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DEAR BELLA: My husband called me another woman’s name while we were being intimate

DEAR BELLA: My husband called me another woman’s name while we were being intimate

January 25, 2017 | Comments: 52

My husband and I were being intimate and he called me someone else’s name. He called me Nadia. My name is very far from it. I don’t know what to make of this. I ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Stepping into the New Year with faith and confidence

BUSINESS & LIFE: Stepping into the New Year with faith and confidence

January 24, 2017 | Comments: 0

We are still at the beginning of the New Year, though the first month is quickly coming to an end! For the last nine years, I have used the last programme of my ...

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DEAR BELLA: I feel uncomfortable marrying my sister’s ex

DEAR BELLA: I feel uncomfortable marrying my sister’s ex

January 18, 2017 | Comments: 39

Dear Bella I am marrying my sister’s first boyfriend. I knew he was her first love. She was fifteen and they had one of these little boyfriend/girlfriend ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – New Peeps, New Rule

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – New Peeps, New Rule

January 16, 2017 | Comments: 16

For young adults today, Dominica’s political destiny seems totally locked the deadly embrace of Skerrit & Linton. Those blessed with a few more years know ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Return to Civility

BUSINESS & LIFE: Return to Civility

January 12, 2017 | Comments: 8

Happy, Healthy, Blessed, Bountiful, Peaceful and Prosperous 2017!! A New Year for many is a time of reflection, hope and joy; yet for others a New Year brings ...

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DEAR BELLA: Am I a fool in love?

DEAR BELLA: Am I a fool in love?

January 11, 2017 | Comments: 43

Dear Bella, I am 39 years old and I am presently in a relationship with this young woman who is 26. We have been together for about one and a half years, and for ...

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DEAR BELLA: Need advice to get over a break up

DEAR BELLA: Need advice to get over a break up

January 4, 2017 | Comments: 17

Dear Bella, I need serious help. I broke up with the father of my 2-year-old daughter because I found two ladies in his room and when I asked him about it, he told ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Come, They Told Me…

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Come, They Told Me…

December 31, 2016 | Comments: 13

Did you give one of the greatest gifts of all? The poor Little Drummer Boy confessed to the Magi,‘I have no gift to bring,’ Check out the lyrics again. He ...

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