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DEAR BELLA: I am confused and keep sleeping with my ex

DEAR BELLA: I am confused and keep sleeping with my ex

November 16, 2016 | Comments: 48

Dear Bella, I am 24 years of age who still sleeps with my ex-boyfriend. We broke up over three years ago but never really stop being intimate and sleeping together. ...

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DEAR BELLA: My mother doesn’t trust me

DEAR BELLA: My mother doesn’t trust me

November 9, 2016 | Comments: 14

Dear Bella, My mother doesn’t trust me anymore because she goes through my phone and finds things. Also because I talk to boys and flirt with them. I am 15 ...

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DEAR BELLA: I have a crush on a priest

DEAR BELLA: I have a crush on a priest

November 2, 2016 | Comments: 28

Dear Bella I am 18 years old and I have a crush on the priest. I have been a catholic all my life but whenever I am in church I cannot concentrate. It’s like I ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Tired of battling with depression

BUSINESS & LIFE: Tired of battling with depression

November 1, 2016 | Comments: 7

I received this article last week, with a request to publish it in my Business and Life Column.  I reproduce the article today in its entirety except for the ...

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DEAR BELLA: I am married but I’m seeing a young man

DEAR BELLA: I am married but I’m seeing a young man

October 26, 2016 | Comments: 48

Dear Bella I am a married woman who has been secretly seeing a young man who is everything that I ever wanted in a man. My husband has diabetes and our sex life has ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Saint Jean must go, Laplainers demand

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Saint Jean must go, Laplainers demand

October 24, 2016 | Comments: 34

  The people of Laplaine are as mad as hell – and they’re not going to take it any more! The alleged detention and beating of 3 men by Education Minister ...

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DEAR BELLA: My minister lover has fallen out of love with me

DEAR BELLA: My minister lover has fallen out of love with me

October 19, 2016 | Comments: 31

EDITOR’S NOTE: After a hiatus of about two years, DNO’s popular column “Dear Bella” is back. The column will be published every Wednesday. Dear Bella I am in ...

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DEAR BELLA: “Small size” hinders love life

DEAR BELLA: “Small size” hinders love life

October 12, 2016 | Comments: 59

EDITOR’S NOTE: After a hiatus of about two years, DNO’s popular column “Dear Bella” is back. The column will be published every Wednesday. ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Giving Thanks for the “Year of ‘Stop’!” – Part 2

BUSINESS & LIFE: Giving Thanks for the “Year of ‘Stop’!” – Part 2

September 13, 2016 | Comments: 4

This article is the one which has generated the most responses of all my articles. In the last week, I received many responses through emails, phone calls, WhatsApp ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Giving Thanks the Year of “Stop!” (Part 1)

BUSINESS & LIFE: Giving Thanks the Year of “Stop!” (Part 1)

September 5, 2016 | Comments: 8

I had not heard from one of my friends in quite a while, and she kept intruding my thoughts and prayers, and one day in mid July, with her insistently coming to ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Don’t Need My Husband

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Don’t Need My Husband

August 8, 2016 | Comments: 5

I put a stop to that right that right away! No boy! I was not going to tolerate that kind of talk in my office. Listen for yourself how this all went ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Emancipate Your Mind

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Emancipate Your Mind

August 1, 2016 | Comments: 26

“Doc, sorry I didn’t take the medicine you prescribed,” admitted my patient, this prominent professional. “I’m taking my little bush, you know…” ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Will Grenada Save Dominica This Time?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Will Grenada Save Dominica This Time?

July 3, 2016 | Comments: 27

It was shocking! It was gripping! This unassuming Grenadian-born teacher stole the show at the Dominica Boosters sponsored panel discussion at Goodwill Parish Hall ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Boosters Discuss Dominica’s Future This Tuesday

STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Boosters Discuss Dominica’s Future This Tuesday

June 27, 2016 | Comments: 9

It’s not going to be a loud Red, Blue or Green thing – so wear white tops.The landmark panel discussion at 7 pm this Tuesday at the Goodwill Parish Hall will ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Nurturing My Sixth Sense

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Nurturing My Sixth Sense

June 5, 2016 | Comments: 10

  I always knew there was something to that! How many of us have said, “This guy gave me bad vibes.” Or, “My spirit doesn’t take that person.” When we ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: True Motherhood

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: True Motherhood

May 8, 2016 | Comments: 3

Biological mothers have a natural bond which sadly some manage to break. At the end of the day, motherhood in its purest essence, elicits the heartfelt response, ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Hitting a hundred in Paix Bouche

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Hitting a hundred in Paix Bouche

May 2, 2016 | Comments: 20

She reminded me so much of when Brathwaite blasted six, six,six, SIX – to win it for the WestIndies! (And btw, do you remember where you were when that ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Bread n’ Fish

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Bread n’ Fish

April 10, 2016 | Comments: 6

“Give a man a fish you feed him for a day…” Gave it to His disciples and said, “Take this, all of you, and…” Most of us know the words that come next ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Sweating Like a Pig

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Sweating Like a Pig

April 3, 2016 | Comments: 5

 British cricket fans will be doing a whole lot of sweating this weekend – or maybe West Indian. Hmmm… But let’s just make one thing clear. Have you ever ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: The Cat with One Eye

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: The Cat with One Eye

March 26, 2016 | Comments: 10

(Viewer discretion is advised). It always lay in the driveway to welcome her, that stray, outside cat, better known as Puss. It would dutifully move out of the way ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Rape Kits Now!

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Rape Kits Now!

March 20, 2016 | Comments: 26

Dominica’s current monster scandal brings to mind what happened in the United States some years ago. Bill Clinton had sternly wagged a palefinger at the cameras. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Creating a more caring culture

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Creating a more caring culture

March 6, 2016 | Comments: 7

Graphic videos rocked the nation this week. In its wake: murderous threats and dancing on the graves of promising careers that vanished like a vapour. The ...

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