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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Aisha

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Aisha

February 15, 2014 | Comments: 37

Her 3 year old son frolicked on her colleague’s lap. He was playing with Spanish teacher Alex Marquez’s phone. “I’m calling Mommy in heaven,” ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Thyroid Storm

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Thyroid Storm

February 8, 2014 | Comments: 21

Oh, I doubt you’ve seen anything like it. A road sign I came across one bright sunny day this week above Mahaut. It simply read, ‘MEN working.’ Intrigued, I ...

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STAY WELL – & SPARKLE: Ou pa feb, nuh!

STAY WELL – & SPARKLE: Ou pa feb, nuh!

February 1, 2014 | Comments: 12

Doctor: Did you take the patient’s temperature? Nurse: No doctor. Is it missing? So what you gonna do? Either you get on your high horse and say something like, ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Not a pill person

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Not a pill person

January 25, 2014 | Comments: 30

Wat I hearin’ dere nuh!?… How did he know? He insisted he did not have prostate cancer and had no need for a medical check up. He had gone to a place where ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Morning Heel Pain

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Morning Heel Pain

January 18, 2014 | Comments: 5

Poor feet! They take us so many places. Yet, most of the times we just walk all over them. Women at least, may paint their nails. For men on the other hand, feet are ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Better Birthdays

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Better Birthdays

January 11, 2014 | Comments: 9

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!…. (Come on; anyone else knows the words to this tune? Well don’t just sit there; join in – otherwise it ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Appendicitis

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Appendicitis

January 4, 2014 | Comments: 45

  St. Mary’s Academy first-former Donte Georges proudly showed me his appendix in a small vial of preservative. He had suffered for months with intermittent ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Blast Off

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Blast Off

December 29, 2013 | Comments: 9

“Close the blasted door!” We often hear other choice expletives used in expressing spontaneous anger. However, people who season their tongues with grace find ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Night Divine

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Night Divine

December 22, 2013 | Comments: 11

We grew up in Lautbor among other places, in the area where Hayden’s Supermarket is located today. One Christmas, our father returned from a Fire Service training ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  In a Manger

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – In a Manger

December 14, 2013 | Comments: 21

A favorite topic of seasonal sermons is “there was no room for them in the inn.” In terms of applying the message, Dominica appears to be doing a commendable job ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Come, O Come

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Come, O Come

December 7, 2013 | Comments: 13

  In those days, hand-delivered telegrams cost an arm and a leg. Even the better off had to economize. And so it was, that one of Dominica’s distinguished future ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Don’t lose your head

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Don’t lose your head

November 30, 2013 | Comments: 12

A graphic video is taking the Internet by storm. Friends may dare you to look at it. Don’t. I did. I wish I hadn’t. Sleep was not easy that night I saw the ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Allergies?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Allergies?

November 23, 2013 | Comments: 5

PATIENT: I’m allergic to oxygen. ANESTHESIOLOGIST: You allergic to oxygen?! Where you from? Mars or something?! This confused patient, an anaesthesiologist once ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE   –   Deep & Wide

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Deep & Wide

November 16, 2013 | Comments: 10

The coffin rose eerily out of the earth – exactly as “We shall rise” was being sung. Yes. It happened right here, just last week, at the Catholic cemetery in ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Tithe My Weight?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Tithe My Weight?

November 9, 2013 | Comments: 9

I’m overweight. Not that people would stop, watch me go by and say, “Way papa! Look at that fat fellah!” In recent weeks however, with a wink and wicked smile, ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE!: Gastroenteritis

STAY WELL & SPARKLE!: Gastroenteritis

November 3, 2013 | Comments: 7

  Crab an’ callaloo, sancoach, titiwi, souse, fwanshin, a good old braf. It’s Independence and chances are you savoured some fine creole cuisine ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Slipping into the Sunset

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Slipping into the Sunset

October 26, 2013 | Comments: 7

An immigrant in Paris committed suicide. His remains were discovered when his house was finally auctioned off EIGHT YEARS LATER. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Dominican Sunrise

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Dominican Sunrise

October 19, 2013 | Comments: 12

Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… ‘Antigonish,’ an 1899 work by ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Cholester-oil

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Cholester-oil

October 5, 2013 | Comments: 16

Ever been to Bali? Me neither. But we all know someone who did! Leslassa reigns! And how magnificently she represented us at the Ms. World Pageant in that Pacific ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Grandbay Defies Abuse

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Grandbay Defies Abuse

September 28, 2013 | Comments: 6

God forbid! If by any chance you feel any impulse to molest a child, just don’t try it – not now, not in Grandbay! Under the sterling leadership of Acting ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Growing Flesh

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Growing Flesh

September 21, 2013 | Comments: 7

When Mr. Ed Bradley of CBS 60 Minutes came out with an earring, I remember saying to myself, “Way Papa! In a matter of years every cat and dog will have one…” ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Bubbling

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Bubbling

September 14, 2013 | Comments: 5

Like a rock star, Alex Laville of Fitness Plus, that bundle of energy, dashed from one end of the sidewalk to another. Mass Aerobics was in full swing in front of ...

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