31 July 2018
Becoming a mother

Becoming a mother


As a fairly new mother, I am realizing that parenting forces you to into a completely different headspace. One of the first things that changes is ...
24 July 2018
The weight issue

The weight issue


Vincy people are weight obsessed. They have a habit of greeting you with a comment about your weight if they have not seen you in a while. You either ...
17 July 2018
Ribbons

Ribbons


Some recent events have caused me to reflect on particular “ritual” type practices from my childhood, back-to-school type preparations in particul...
12 June 2018
It’s hard out here for a dude

It’s hard out here for a dude


It is a curious thing to observe the reaction of some members of the population to the #Metoo movement. For the last year and a half, scores of women,...
05 June 2018
The thing about vigilante justice…

The thing about vigilante justice…


I have been reflecting on the most recent spate of violence that has been plaguing our country. Specifically, I have been thinking about the ways in w...
22 May 2018
Time for a Mr SVG

Time for a Mr SVG


It is that time of year again - Beauty Pageant Season. Every week I see a headline about a pageant being staged in some part of the island as part of ...
01 May 2018
Lessons from Wakanda:  Black Nationalism and  Black Womanhood

Lessons from Wakanda: Black Nationalism and Black Womanhood


By Dr. Debra Providence IF YOU WEREN’T living under a rock the last two to three months you would have witnessed, in some form or the other, the ph...
24 April 2018
Positive parenting in a ‘Spare the Rod’ society (Part 3)

Positive parenting in a ‘Spare the Rod’ society (Part 3)


  IN THE LAST COLUMN, I outlined the main principles of positive parenting, including effective communication, mutual respect, choosing solution...
20 March 2018
Positive parenting in a ‘Spare the rod’ society (Part 1)

Positive parenting in a ‘Spare the rod’ society (Part 1)


We often replicate patterns of behaviour that we learned as children, especially from our immediate family members. It is during childhood that certai...
06 March 2018
A change would do you good

A change would do you good


I have been wearing glasses since 2003, mainly for working at the computer. Back when I first got tested, the optician had told me that I had an astig...