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Saturday, April 29, 2017

MARINE NUISANCES – Red tides – the HABs and the HABs-not

Red tides are an actual phenomenon of biblical proportions. Referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs) by the scientific community, they are caused by...

SLEEP SOLUTIONS – Let sleeping parents lie 

When you become a new parent, your conversations will generally revolve around three things: nappies - of which there are plenty, feeding - there...

EMBRACING ENGLISHNESS – Snowy setbacks and health scares

As I move into my sixth month of university life, days are long and unstructured. I read and I read and I drink more...

POLITICAL NERD – Mark Montegriffo – The next generation

I think many, if not most youngsters, especially at an early age, would say ‘no way’ when asked if they’re interested in politics -...

DEPUTY GOVERNOR – Privileged lifestyle of diplomats

Nick Pyle, 56, who is married to Ros Day, has two sons and one daughter. Nick was awarded the MBE in 1999 and the...

HIJAB TABOO – A symbol of oppression or a tool of...

In today’s society, there are many who feel the hijab represents oppression and segregation. From an Islamic perspective, the headscarf is meant to reflect...

DOG BAG DISPENSERS – A change of attitude towards pet cleanliness

A group of dog walkers resident at Beach View Terraces have had enough of the ‘irresponsible nature’ of pet owners who do not clean...

A DIP A DAY – Raising funds and awareness for RICC

A father of two healthy children is attempting to raise funds and awareness for the Research Into Childhood Cancer charity by dipping in the...

I SAY ‘NO’ TO POT – An opposition to legalisation of...

Firstly, I am in favour of medical use of cannabis, just as derivatives of cocaine and opium are used in treating several medical conditions....

LITTLE ENTREPRENEURS – Young Enterprise: A platform for success

The cutthroat world of business might not be the most welcoming environment for the fragile and developing mind of a minor. That, however, is...