Lessons from the 2018 Barbados Election

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of politics, particularly during the “Silly Season”, i.e. the few weeks preceding the general election.  The mudslinging, name-calling, posturing and avoidance of important issues in favour of playing to the gallery, are turn-offs for me.  It isn’t as though I don’t understand that a…

The Women of Black Panther

***Spoilers Ahead*** So I was a Batman, Spiderman and Superman girl growing up.  Black Panther just wasn’t on my radar.  On top of that, I’m a Marvel movie fanatic but until Captain America: Civil War, Wakanda just wasn’t a part of my vocabulary. However…..I saw Black Panther and LOVED IT.  My major grouse was that…

Trini Carnival for Newbies

Trinidad Carnival … aka “The Greatest Show on Earth”… aka That time you lost your voice  and your breath crossing the stage … aka That time you lost a few pounds from two days of playing Mas … aka that time you fell in love again with the Trini accent … aka That time you…

Of Race Relations in Barbados (Again)

The Oxford Dictionary defines “Institutional Racism” as, “racial discrimination that has become established as normal behaviour within a society or organisation”. Applicable to Barbados?  Yes. Unless you are an under rock dweller, you would have at least heard about the racist, ignorant post made by Camilla Andrews-Gibson, a Barbadian who identifies as White, in response to…

IT’S ALIVE AND KICKING

Earlier tonight my boyfriend took me to a high end restaurant for a surprise dinner (Yay me!).  We had an awesome time as we always have at that restaurant and I was finally feeling relaxed after a stressful week. As we stood outside of the restaurant waiting for the valet to return the car, I…

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7 FINALE

Westerosi weather: “Yeah Wintuh, wuh gine on fam?” Winter: “I hay fam, I hay.” So winter came last night in teeny tiny snowflakes on Jaime Lannister’s coat and on Cersei’s (may she die a horrible, drawn out death) floor map thanks to Blue Flame Undead Viserion and the Baddest King Who Doth Not Speak. While…

TIRED

A few weeks have gone by since two popular male Bajan entertainers voiced their opinions on Facebook on topics which pertained to the social behaviour of women and how we are perceived by men in light of our actions.  Having read both posts, some of the comments and several conversations with friends later, I wanted…