Pet Peeves

A couple annoying af things: People who don’t indicate when turning into a road. People who don’t wipe down gym equipment after use. Slow drivers who aren’t sick or have car trouble. Constant use of cell phones when in a gathering of people. Telephone calls on speaker with office door open. Sometimish people. People who…

Messenger vs Message: How Much Does Credibility Mean to Us?

I think that by now anyone who follows some sort of social or traditional media platform is aware of the recent attempts by Omarosa Manigault-Newman to further expose the shenanigans taking place at the Donald Trump-led White House.  In her new book, “Unhinged”, she revealed that she taped her firing and the subsequent conversation on…

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…