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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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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Dominica: Healthiest Place to Live  

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Dominica: Healthiest Place to Live  

February 28, 2016 | Comments: 16

My patient said so. Is he some kind of nutrition expert? Not by a long stretch. It’s all homegrown wisdom. Yet, what he says meshes amazingly with Nobel Prize ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Rampant Brutality on Police in Dominica

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Rampant Brutality on Police in Dominica

February 20, 2016 | Comments: 45

The media houses reported it accurately, but the details are even more chilling. Plain-clothes Constable Wilburton Jules was perched on the safety of his band’s ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: What Do You Really Want, Dominica?!

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: What Do You Really Want, Dominica?!

February 7, 2016 | Comments: 10

“AGNES!!!” I heartily greeted my favourite bread vendor. “Yes Dr. Christian!” She chimed back merrily. Agnes reflexively recited my usual order while ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – British Dominicans Build on Their Roots    

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – British Dominicans Build on Their Roots    

January 31, 2016 | Comments: 9

Mayor of a borough o London? Mamai! Look at the size of Pearson Shillingford’s mace! And his wife, Dr. Anna Shillingford – what’s her role? Like Heather ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Be Careful What You Wish For

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Be Careful What You Wish For

January 23, 2016 | Comments: 39

Yeah right! In recent times, every shortcoming in healthcare is placated with a singular promise. When we receive the Chinese gift of our brand new hospital, ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Urgent Challenge  

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Urgent Challenge  

January 2, 2016 | Comments: 4

More patients come to my office seeking help to PUT ON weight than to reduce. I kid you not! As the fourth fattest country in the Caribbean, those striving to ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Kendra’s Christmas – The Gift of Science

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Kendra’s Christmas – The Gift of Science

December 27, 2015 | Comments: 8

A shocking experience at the tender age of 6 threatened devastating consequences. (Scroll down to listen to the eye-opening interview). Instead, her “electrical ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Herod’s Christmas

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Herod’s Christmas

December 20, 2015 | Comments: 16

We cannot tell the exact date Jesus was born. Therefore, we should not be celebrating Christmas, some say. Herod believed in Christmas – very much so. And to this ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Suicide Prevention

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Suicide Prevention

December 13, 2015 | Comments: 11

“Erika have maleh eh pal!… everything wrong in Dominica they blaming it on her.” The Nature Isle’s sharp spike in suicides is disconcerting indeed. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Yampere Woti is good for…?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Yampere Woti is good for…?

December 7, 2015 | Comments: 8

“Just doh make them cut my foot. If they cut my foot I will…!” Unfortunately, we live in an age where the usual diet places us all at risk of developing ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Baroness Scotland, Our Caribbean Glory

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Baroness Scotland, Our Caribbean Glory

November 29, 2015 | Comments: 29

Congratulations to Prime Minister Skerrit for his confidence in Baroness Patricia Scotland. Some say the new Commonwealth Secretary General only prevailed because ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Favourite Song, Last Chance

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Favourite Song, Last Chance

November 22, 2015 | Comments: 4

Those of us passionate about health promotion keep singing our same favourite song. Some join the chorus and act upon the recommendations. Many do not. Bataclan ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Forget Remembrance Day

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Forget Remembrance Day

November 16, 2015 | Comments: 9

It was supposed to be the War to end all wars. Well…did it? This weekend’s carnage in Paris is a stark reminder that mankind has much more dangerous and pressing ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Music Lovers Dream

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Music Lovers Dream

November 4, 2015 | Comments: 12

The spark in retired Bandmaster Hesketh Casimir’s eyes was amazingly sharp – without glasses! And his wit was even sharper at his 97th birthday bash last Friday ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Creole Festival fatal folly

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Creole Festival fatal folly

October 26, 2015 | Comments: 18

Independence 2015 is a time for reflection. We reflect on the passing hardships from Tropical Storm Erika as well as the lasting effects of a spectacular debacle in ...

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