Over the past 40 to 50 years, Barbados has seen an alarming increase in the prevalence of obesity and non communicable diseases across all segments of its population.

The revelation was made by Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arthur Phillips at the launch of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's mass media campaign, Switch It Up, Protect Our Children.

Officials remain concerned abut the low levels of physical activity; the high levels of consumption of sugar beverages and food prepared outside of the home.

Dr. Phillips says obesity in the youth is associated with a significantly increased risk of obesity in adulthood.

He says by preventing obesity, Barbadians can increase the number of years of good health they have.

Come 2020, citizens will have another option to choose when casting their votes in the general election. The “Patriotic Front”, T&T’s newest political party, has been launched. The party is the brainchild of Mickela Panday, daughter of former prime minister Basdeo Panday.

Mickela officially launched the party in Chaguanas Sunday, on her father’s 86th birthday. The party has been registered with the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC). Speaking at the launch in Chaguanas, Mickela expressed confidence in securing a victory in the upcoming election.

Veteran Patrick Husbands repelled a late challenge from favourite Skywire to win the feature CAN$125 000 Marine Stakes with 5-2 choice Global Access here Saturday, and post his third added-money win of the new season at Woodbine.

The seasoned Barbadian jockey, who turned 46 last Wednesday, brought the chestnut colt from a stalking position to hit the front at the top of the stretch, and held well in the stretch to reach the wire a length clear of 3-5 chance Skywire in a time of one minute, 42.83 seconds.

“I just wanted to get him in the clear,” Husbands said about Global Access’s early position behind the two front-runners Hoffa’s Union and Lyrical Note.
“You’re riding the best horse in the race to your ability. I feel he was the best horse in the race – don’t matter he got beat last time – so I ride to my ability,” the seven-time Woodbine champion said.

“The first five strides, I realized nobody wanted the lead, so I said let me just get from down here and keep him in the clear.”

He added: “I rode this horse last time and never got him to relax. When I came back I told Darren who is the assistant trainer that if he took the blinkers off, I feel this horse can be anything.

“I breezed him and [then told him again] if you take the blinkers off, there’s no three-year-old on Canada who can beat this horse. When they win they make you proud.”

Going a mile and sixteenth for the three-year-olds, Husbands broke Global Access from the inside post to track pace-setter Hoffa’s Union from third through the half mile run in a lazy 49.69, with Lyrical Note glued to the gelding’s flank.

Approaching the final turn, Husbands moved Global Access up on the outside to take close order, forming a three-way battle on the final turn.

However, Husbands left the turn with a small lead which he increased but Skywire challenged inside the furlong to keep the winner honest until the end.

The victory marked the third stakes win of the season for Husbands in what has been a successful comeback after undergoing two surgeries to repair a broken pelvis, following a season-ending fall last November.

Husbands also captured race two on the 10-race card which saw the last two events cancelled due to the weather, combining with favourite Tequila State to collar the three-year-old and upward maidens by 7-¾ lengths going a mile and sixteenth.


Better known as “Daisy”, of #9 Jackson Terrace Stage 1, Jackson, St. Michael. Stenographer/clerk of the University of the West Indies; member of UWISSA and Modern Old Scholars Association.

Daughter of the late Alma Grannum and Rudolph Waithe.

Mother of Lee-Anne Grannum - Attorney-at Law.

Grandmother of Luna Knight.

Cousin of many.

Relative of the Grannum, Waithe, Knight and Simmons families.

Special Friend of Marva Holder-Watts, Sandra Browne, Tommy Cox, Jean Simon, Denise Evelyn, Jermaine Bourne, Richard Barrow and many others.

A service of praise and thanksgiving for the life of Cheryl Daisy Grannum takes place on Thursday 30th May, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the James Street Methodist Church, James Street, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet. The cortege will then proceed to the Flamboyant Lounge of the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, Coral Ridge Christ Church for the interment.

The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

The body of Cheryl Daisy Grannum will be reposed in the chapel of the Paramount Funeral Home, Upper Hindsbury Road, St. Michael from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday 29th May, 2019.

Mourning colours are optional.

Final care and arrangements have been entrusted to Brian Benthams’ Funeral Services, Waterford, St. Michael

Age 29, affectionately known as “Snoop”, of Ruby Tenantry, St. Philip and formerly of Risk Road, Fitts Village, St. James. General Worker of KW Professional Cleaning Services.

Son of Yvonne Calllender and the late Sylvester Small.

Father of Cattaleah Callender.

Brother of Shiamar, Akeil, Sabrina and Kaleah Callender, Nee-am-bee Walrond, Cathy Clarke, Sasha Johnson and the late Sylvan and Ryan Clarke.

Grandson of Ralph Skeete and the late Stella Callender.

Companion of Keisha Crawford.

Uncle of Jamar Clarke and Many others.

Nephew of Many.

Cousin of Many.

Relative of the Callender, Brathwaite, Small and Bowen families and many others.

Friend of Many.

A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Katani Jalani Emmanuel Callender will take place on Wednesday May 29th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., at Bank Hall New Testament Church of God, Holligan Road, Bank Hall, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet. The cortege will then proceed to the Westbury Cemetery for the interment.

The Organist is asked to attend.

Flowers may be delivered to St. George's Home for Funerals no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Viewing takes place at 12:00 noon until the start of the Service at the Church.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to St. George’s Home for Funerals.

Online condolences may be posted to: sydjonesfunerals.com

Age 71, also known as “Old Pa”, of Bridgefield, St. Thomas and formerly of Hillaby, St. Andrew.

Father of Kelly Walcott of Sandy Lane Hotel, Celia Walcott of CIBC First Caribbean and Nicholas Walcott.

Brother of Darnley Tennyson Hinds of Boston.

Uncle of Heather and Carolyn Austin.

Nephew of Oneta Clarke.

Cousin of Frank Hinds and Juliana Maynard.

Grandfather of Ashley, Christi-ann, Sara and Che’ Walcott, Kyle and Ron Gibbs, Jaquon Waterman, Ashanti Belgrave and Celina Williams.

Friend of Anthony White, David Wilson, Victor Drakes, Shirley Walcott, Shelly Brathwaite and many others.

The funeral of Keith Ronald Hinds leaves Anderson Funeral Home, Lower Barbarees Hill, St. Michael on Tuesday 28th May, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. for the Bridgefield New Testament Church Of God, Bridgefield, St. Thomas where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to the St. James Cemetery for the interment.

Floral arrangements may be sent to Anderson Funeral Home no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Viewing will be held in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home on Monday 27th May, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. until the start of the service on Tuesday 28th May, 2019.

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Beale, Doris

Of Sannai, Senior Citizens Home, Durants Green, Christ Church and formerly of #69 Bannatyne Gardens, Christ Church.

Widow of Cecil.

Mother of Barbara, Mark, Errie and the late Anne.

Mother-in-law of Malcolm, Julia, Sandra and Francis.

Grandmother of Niska, Justin, Brendan, Lawrence, Dirk, Christopher, Jane, Bridget, Rachel and the late Linda.

Great-grandmother of seven.

The funeral of Doris Beale leaves Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Thursday, 30th May, 2019 for Christ Church Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:30 p.m. for a service of thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to the Christ Church Cemetery for the interment.

The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

Flowers may be sent to Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael not later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.bryansfuneralhome.com

Better known asRonnie, of “Champaign”, Mount Pleasant Gardens, St. Philip.

Son of the late Murray and Sheila Alleyne.

Husband of the late Joan Alleyne.

Cherished companion of Jayn Zervos.

Father of June Noel, Beverley Chee-A-Tow and Leslie Alleyne.

Grandfather of Matthew and Ben Noel, Allanah Wilkie, Nathan and Jake Chee-A-Tow and Joanne Alleyne.

Brother of Dr. Michael Alleyne of the U.K.

Mother-in-law of Geoffrey, Ray and Anna-Lee.

The funeral of William Ronald Alleyne leaves Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 for St. Philip’s Parish Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m. for the service of thanksgiving and interment.

The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados will be greatly appreciated.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.bryansfuneralhome.com

Age 83, of Sheraton Park, Christ Church, Retired Engineer of the Barbados Light and Power, former member of Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Rita ‘G’ Grand Chapter, Doctor in Metaphysics with the Brotherhood of the White Temple - Minister in Training.

Son of the late David and Ethlyn Carter.

Husband of Marva Carter.

Father of Michelle and Rayal Carter.

Brother of Elza Hunte, Edson, Alvin, Velma, Vincent and Desmond Carter, Lucille Cooke and the late Malcolm, Sherwin and Mark Carter.

Stepfather of Michael and Hazel McKenzie.

Uncle of many.

Relative of Bertram Carter, the Carter, Forde and St. Hill families.

Friend of Beverley Smith, Eleanor Small, Valdene Bradshaw, Othneil St. Hill and many others.

A thanksgiving service of the remains of Orville Leroy Carter will take place on Friday 31st, May 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. George Parish Church, The Glebe, St. George where relatives and friends are asked to meet.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be received by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Michael St. Hill & Sons Funeral Home.

Age 90, retired Chauffeur of Hampden Road, Ebenezer, St. Philip.

Father of Michelle Giles-Leacock.

Brother of Claude Harewood of the U.S.A., Ira, Elaine, Lionel, Agatha and Stephen Harewood, Edith Phillips and the late Charles Lashley.

Uncle of Carmeleta, Sonja, David, Marnese, Marcia, Garvey, Carol, Cecil, Aline, Alvin, and Mark Harewood, Peter Harewood of the U.K., Paulette Trotman and eleven and many others.

Great-uncle of Rhea, Carol-Ann, Ryan and Tatiana Harewood, Margaret McCollin, Ann Atwell, Carol-Lyn Edghill and fifty-six others, Great-great-uncle of Saniyya Mapp, Jade Harewood and twenty-two others.

Relative of the Downes, Lashley, Sharon, Atwell and McCarthy-Forde families.

Friend of the Skeete family and many others.

The funeral of Francis Athelston Harewood leaves the C.H. Best Funeral Home, St. Martin, St. Philip on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 for the Ebenezer Methodist Church, Ebenezer, St. Philip where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m., for a Service of Thanksgiving and Praise. The cortege will then proceed to the Bushy Park Cemetery for the Interment.

The Organist and Members of the Choir are asked to attend.

Floral tributes may be sent to C.H. Best Funeral Home no later than 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Viewing will take place in the Chapel of C.H. Best Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019.

Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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    Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can go no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterwards remember, do not grieve: For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.