Author: azania phillips

Today on Break it Down: Did you know…⠀

“Green leafy vegetables, or ‘foliage’ are rich sources of folate and how ‘folate’ got its name. ⠀

Vitamin B9 (Folate) boosts brain health and function in several ways and is water-soluble, and one of 8 B-Vitamins.⠀

You can also get folate from citrus fruit juice, legumes” – Nutritionist Zonia Phillips ⠀

Today on Break it Down:Fluent in Wellness we tackle stress…⠀

Too much stress or chronic stress? Go green⠀

“Dark green leafy veggies = B Vitamins that help in the production of happy hormones seratonin and dopamine (these brain chemicals help you stay calm)⠀

Be sure to eat 2 servings* of dark green leafy veggies daily to assist with stress⠀

*1 serving = 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw dark green leafy greens ⠀

Not sure what dark green leafy veggies are? Think…. spinach, beet root greens and chinese cabbage” – Nutritionist Zonia Phillips⠀

Today on Break it Down: Fluent in Wellness we chat with Nutritionist Zonia Phillips about making Shopping Easy Peazy during COVID-19

Nutritionist Zonia Phillips: “To make your shopping day experience as stress free as possible start with a plan
1. Make a shopping list
2. To save money – reduce your purchases of high sugar, high fat and high salt snacks instead get more fruits and veggies
3. Try new recipes especially those ones you have wanted to try for a long time and didn’t have the time. Make sure that all the ingredients that you need are on your shopping list
4. Make some soups and stews, this is one way to use up any wilted vegetables and also soups are a way to stretch your food dollar”

Azania: What about snacking? I feel like I’ve been at the refrigerator all the time since COVID-19 started…what can I do about that?

Nutritionist Zonia Phillips: “We have something for that.
We understand that it is easy to practice random eating now you’re at home. Instead stick to your regular meal times. Also, to make life easier create one day a week a comfort food day…make sure you put on your list all your favourite foods. Make a short list because if you don’t have it you can’t eat it.
You deserve one day a week with all your comfort foods.”

Today on Break it Down: Fluent in Wellness we tackle Food Myth Busters⠀

Do Carbs cause weight gain?🤔⠀

Here’s what we found out: Eating excess calories can cause weight gain⠀

Need more information? Here’s the breakdown:⠀

“If you eat too many calories you will put on weight whether those calories are from carbs or another nutrient. The idea is to limit refined carbs and instead use your daily carb quota from whole foods and staple foods like yams, sweet potatoes and breadfruit but recognize that vegetables and fruit also have carbs”- Nutritionist Zonia Phillips⠀

HEADLEYGwendolin affectionately known as “Hilda Marshall” (former school meals worker)

Address: Clifton Hill, St. Thomas


Daughter of the late Millicent Marshall


Mother of Franklyn Marshall (Invest Barbados), Yvonne Beckles (Sandy Lane Hotel) and Victor Marshall


Grandmother of Tanya & Amoury Beckles and the late Ronrick Marshall,

Great grandmother of Maliya Ward and Hailey Harewood,


Sister of Undine Reid (UK), Eva Harewood, Moses Marshall and the late Samuel Marshall, Rita Hinkson and Mildred Best,


Aunt of Coral Clarke, Judy Gulstone and Annette Trent all of the USA, Bentley Hinkson, Joyce Murray, Kay Browne, Wilfred Marshall, Andy Goodridge, Valma Walkes, Anthony Harewood, David Marshall (UK), and many others,


Great aunt of Paula Marshall Springer and many others


Mother-in-law of the late Elron Beckles


Relative of the Marshall, Headly and Gaskin families


Friend of Donna Best-Frederick, Sonia Connell and the staff of Golden Towers Nursing Home


The funeral of the late Gwendolin Headley leaves L. E. Smith Funeral Home, St.Michael’s Row, Bridgetown at 8.00 am on Saturday, February 2, for Clifton Hill Moravian Church, St.Thomas, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 9.30 am for a Thanksgiving Service followed by the interment in the churchyard.

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

Floral tributes should be delivered to the funeral home no later than 6.00 pm on Friday and at the church

Viewing takes place on Friday from 3 – 5 in the chapel of L.E. Smith Funeral Home and at the church from 8.30 am until the start of the service.

Condolences may be sent to

Condolences may be sent to

MAXWELL –Erwin Ricardo Antonio “Maxi” or “Muttley” aged 64 years Inspector at the Barbados Water Authority and formerly of the Transport Board

Address: Lot 15 Farmers, St.Thomas

Son of Millicent Maxwell of the UK

Husband of Margaret Maxwell of B.W.A.

Father of Julia Maxwell and the late Jabari Maxwell

Grandfather of Faith Maxwell and Leon Small,

Brother of Charmaine Sealey, Steve Maxwell, Barbara and Paul Salmon and the late Kevin Maxwell all of the UK,


Uncle of Shammah, Elijah and Joshua Salmon, Angelica Downes and many others

Nephew of Muriel Maxwell-Niles, Heather Lopey, Randy Maxwell and Viola Clarke,

Cousin of Judy Bascom, Jennifer Alleyne, the Clauzel, Lopey, Bascom, Maxwell and Sawyer families of the UK

Son-in-law of Lucille Ward, Pauline Cadogan and the late St. Clair Cadogan

Brother-in-law of Betty Ward (Nation), Winston, Winfield and Kathy-Ann Cadogan, Sonia Worrell, Cheryl Forde and Hughvon Sealey

Godfather of Peta Smith,

Friend of Victor Hunte, James Watson, David Ward and many others,

Relative of the Barrett, Bascom, Batson, Cadogan, Forde, Ward and Worrell families


The funeral of the late Erwin Ricardo Antonio Maxwell leaves L.E. Smith Funeral Home, St. Michael’s Row at 11.45 am on Monday January 28, 2019 for Church of the Nazarene, Bank Hall, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1.00 pm for a Service of Thanksgiving.  The cortege will then proceed to the St.James Cemetery for the interment.


Flowers may be sent to L.E Smith Funeral Home, St. Michael’s Row, no later than 11.00 am on Monday.



aged 24 years, of Retreat Terrace, Black Rock, St. Michael, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Well-known and talented Tattoo Artist & Owner of Beyond Creations Tattoo Parlour.


Beloved son of Pollinea Gibson-Toppin and Tony Toppin


Brother of Zonel Forde and Wisman Gibson


Uncle of Shekinah Forde and Jazarah Gibson


Nephew of Sherel Gaskin, Donald and Patrick Smith (Canada), Stephen and Peter Smith, Ronald Marshall, Pamela and Esther Smith, Jennifer and Ordene Toppin and Ryan Dawe


Cousin of Tamira Waithe, Tisha King (Canada), Joyann Smith, Rochelle Davis and many others


Relative of the Toppin, Smith and Clarke families


Friend of Omar, Colin, Lamar, Greg, Ria, Katrina, Ahmare, Anthony, Danny (Driving Instructor), Ricardo, Dwayne, Fabian, Black Spurs Football Club, Anthony Shorey, the Fishermen of Pile Bay Beach, André and many others too numerous to mention.


The funeral leaves CLYDE B. JONES FUNERAL HOME Top Rock, Christ Church on Thursday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m. for New Dimensions Ministries, Barbarees Hill, St. Michael where relatives and friends are warmly invited to share in a Service of Thanksgiving at 1:00 p.m. TRIBUTES WILL COMMENCE AT 12:30 P.M. The cortege will then proceed to Frangipani Lawns of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment. Floral tributes may be delivered to CLYDE B. JONES FUNERAL HOME no later than 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.  Visitation takes place at the Chapel of CLYDE B. JONES FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, January 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

                                     MOURNING COLOURS ARE OPTIONAL.


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POWERS –Mark Antonio aged 45 years

Address: Peat Bay, Merrick’s, St.Philip

Son of the late Carmen Powers & Vernal Massiah,

Father of Shamia Morgan (student of Springer Memorial School),

Brother of Yvonne Abraham, Errol Powers, Winifred Williams, Anne, Andrew, Roger, Gale & and the late Cheryl & Sonia Powers,

Uncle of: Gail Powers-Yard, Kelly, Samantha, Andre’& Keomal Powers, Shane & Shawn Broomes, Nicole & Nicholas Harris, Dwayne Brown (UK) Caren Williams, Dario Ward, Juliana Carrington & Akeem Gill,

Nephew of Lewis Powers

Cousin of many,

Relative of the Mayers family of Pipers Ave, Bayville, the Moore & Alleyne families of Buckingham Road and

Friend of Ronald Roach.


The funeral of the late Mark Antonio Powers leaves L.E. Smith Funeral Home, St. Michael’s Row at 9.45 am on Wednesday January 30, 2019 for First Baptist Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 11.00 am for a Service of Thanksgiving.  The cortege will then proceed to the Westbury Cemetery for the interment.


Viewing takes place on Tuesday from 3 – 5 at the chapel of L.E. Smith Funeral Home.


Flowers may be sent to L.E Smith Funeral Home, St. Michael’s Row, no later than 10.00 am on Wednesday.