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Stay Well and Sparkle – Firing Blank Shots

Stay Well and Sparkle – Firing Blank Shots

October 12, 2015 | Comments: 18

“Women nowadays only want to make one or two children for you!” lamented a local man. “Wait a while…!” I said to myself as the words finally registered. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Do Some Die Before Their Time?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Do Some Die Before Their Time?

October 4, 2015 | Comments: 69

Can we avoid medical disasters? Some say, “Jump high, jump low; when you die, it was your time to go.” Others declare that “some deaths are preventable and we ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne Assists Coulibistrie, thanks to Cadets

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne Assists Coulibistrie, thanks to Cadets

September 6, 2015 | Comments: 11

 How many grandparents did you know? One or two? The lucky ones have three or four doting on them. But do you know anyone who lost four in one stroke – along ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne, OMG!

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne, OMG!

August 30, 2015 | Comments: 10

A heavy pall of grief hung over the island as news filtered out of the true scope of the unimaginable tragedy. For Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, it was ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE- Breadfruit’s better Bounty

STAY WELL & SPARKLE- Breadfruit’s better Bounty

August 23, 2015 | Comments: 15

The Jamaica Observer scooped news of Marcus Garvey’s son donating to Dominica hundreds of fast growing, high yield breadfruit plants. This landmark gift may well ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Dare

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Dare

August 16, 2015 | Comments: 11

What did you do over your summer vacation? Hopefully, reading a book factored in that equation. Mothers who read to their babies while still in the womb, birth ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: The role of LIME in tourism development in Dominica

BUSINESS & LIFE: The role of LIME in tourism development in Dominica

August 11, 2015 | Comments: 2

This week, I present the winning essay by Rene Williams from the 8th VF Inc.’s Summer Youth Series held from July 27 – August 1, 2015, sponsored by LIME ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Will COMFORT Keep Dominicans Healthy? 

STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Will COMFORT Keep Dominicans Healthy? 

August 9, 2015 | Comments: 23

He got there at 4:00 am – First in line. My patient Fitzroy said he was one of the first to have surgery: excision of a large growing flesh on the neck. This ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: The Pearl of St. Lucia

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: The Pearl of St. Lucia

August 3, 2015 | Comments: 8

She is head of state. Her life of public service commands respect and serves as an unquestioned unifying force. Ushered into the opulent stateroom, I expressed ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Littlest Cadet

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Littlest Cadet

July 21, 2015 | Comments: 7

Ludovic may be the littlest cadet loving it in St. Lucia. But don’t worry about the others troubling him – his daddy is Camp Commander. In fact, Capt. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Castries Cadet Camp Bulletin #1

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Castries Cadet Camp Bulletin #1

July 19, 2015 | Comments: 14

She’s full of faith, she’s firm, she’s fast – just how fast, we’ll see in a minute. Portsmouth Midshipman Felicia Phyllis Williams ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Positive Thinking Today…A Brighter Destiny Tomorrow

BUSINESS & LIFE: Positive Thinking Today…A Brighter Destiny Tomorrow

July 14, 2015 | Comments: 3

I delivered the Feature Address at the Convent Prep’s 2015 Graduation of the Grade 6 students, one day after the results of the G-Sat Exams on July 1 on the above ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Torn Earlobes Tears To…

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Torn Earlobes Tears To…

July 5, 2015 | Comments: 12

 …shouts of “What boy! I didn’t know it was easy like that!” They are the happiest patients. Period. And for good reason; before that, they had resigned ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Happy Father’s Day

BUSINESS & LIFE: Happy Father’s Day

June 23, 2015 | Comments: 2

I took my first sabbatical from my Column, “Business and Life,” the weekend of Father’s Day 2014, when try as I did to pen an article, nothing was happening ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Is A New Body I Want

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Is A New Body I Want

June 21, 2015 | Comments: 6

“…or at least Doc, just suck out all that fat from my belly. How come you guys cannot do that?!” If I had penny for each time somebody told me that (you know ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  – Savaging Salisbury

STAY WELL & SPARKLE  – Savaging Salisbury

June 14, 2015 | Comments: 46

A road-building caterpillar finally made it to a longsuffering village. But instead of use as hoped for, it was laden with a heavily armoured riot squad programmed ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  A Stunning Turn-around

STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  A Stunning Turn-around

June 7, 2015 | Comments: 12

Among the vendors’ booths at the end of a magnificently hosted Australia vs. West Indies event, I ran into a retired police friend whom I hadn’t seen in years. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Dishonour-itis

STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Dishonour-itis

May 31, 2015 | Comments: 9

Dominicans have this thing about Chanderpaul. And why not? His five test innings at Windsor Park was a run-fest of two centuries and three top scores against India, ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Killer Roads?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Killer Roads?

May 3, 2015 | Comments: 48

Or is it dangerous drivers? Seven major traffic accidents – three separate road fatalities – in less than a week? Frightening! Many point fingers at the ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  BRAVO COCOA! Super Love Food

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – BRAVO COCOA! Super Love Food

April 26, 2015 | Comments: 7

Chocolatiers Crisoire and Eric Reid felt right at home among their new family on Dominica. These two remarkable folks are at the top of their game.  They were ...

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HEALTH TALK: Home remedies that really work for your child

HEALTH TALK: Home remedies that really work for your child

March 13, 2015 | Comments: 8

The truth is that I’m not really big on home remedies. I was trained to prescribe drugs, in whatever form. But you know what? I’m open minded. So my philosophy ...

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TRAVEL: Welcoming Caribbean Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations

TRAVEL: Welcoming Caribbean Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations

March 7, 2015 | Comments: 4

Yes, the title is correct, and that is exactly what I mean. There are some Caribbean countries that are more welcoming than others.  In the next few minutes you ...

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