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Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,In the past I visited the United Kingdom and overstayed. I would like to know how overstaying beyond what was granted on my visa, will be treated by the United Kingdom authorities, if I plan to visit the United Kingdom again. There...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Powell,I am supposed to go into final year at the University of the West Indies (UWI) next September and I'm contemplating not going back. My boyfriend is a Canadian citizen. He takes good care of me and gives me money for my boarding. He is...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q I did not grow up with my mother and father. I was brought up by a relative.When she migrated, another relative took over. When that relative was tired of me, an aunt helped out. They did their best.In primary school, I was curious about sex and...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q I am tired of my mother going on and on about my father's laziness. We know he is lazy. He has not had a steady job, ever. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why she does not chase him away. It has been 17 years and she has always been the...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I am a little concerned about my fiancee because she keeps saying that she wants us to have sex where people can see us. This is surprising because she is a strictly brought-up girl, and she had never been with any guy till she met me. That...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q I have been married for 16 years and I thought I had a good marriage. I invested a lot in my wife and we have a 13-year-old son. I have my own business and I have to travel out of town, and sometimes I have to spend...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My estranged husband turned up at my son's graduation taking pictures as if he paid any money for the last two years. I called him later that day and shared my wrath. My son is angry at me for being angry at his father. How can I win my son back?A...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

HYPERTENSION HAS been called the 'silent killer' and severely affects overall health. It is the most common cardiovascular condition in the world with a lifetime risk of almost 50 per cent in many populations. As early as the 1930s, people of...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I am a Jamaican who is living in Panama City, Panama, but I have a boyfriend who lives in the United States (US). I have tried the US embassy in Jamaica for a visa but was denied a few times. I want to get married to my...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I am not in the United Kingdom but I would like to apply for my British passport. How would I go about obtaining this? Any advice would be appreciated.- VRDear VR,If a person is a British national who would like to renew or apply for...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I am a grown man and many persons are proud of me. I am seen as maximising my potential and many believe I am on the right track to accomplishing my goals. I am admired for my character and work ethic. Persons gravitate towards me. However, deep...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Weekly VibeChill out at Beer Wendzdays at Cru Bar and Kitchen, 71 Lady Musgrave Road, every week starting at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy two-for-one specials.Mucho CalienteCheck out Tequila and Tacos Thursdays at Ribbiz, Loshusan Shopping Centre, 29 East Kings...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. My husband and I have been married for a year now. When we first met, I told him I wanted two children, but he said that he didn't want to have two, so we settled on one.I believe next year is an appropriate time to get pregnant, so recently, I...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: I think my eldest daughter is having sex. I do not know how to ask her? Should I just ask her plainly? A: If you mean should you simply ask your daughter if she is sexually active, it would be quite okay to do so. If she denies it, and you think...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q Doc, I am a guy of 20 with a problem. I tend to climax a little too quickly whenever I am with a girl. This is annoying.Now Doctor, I have discovered that if I have just one drink - like a can of beer - before going to bed with the young lady,...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE BIBLICAL instruction - 'Man shall not live by bread alone' may actually contain sound nutritional advice, especially with today's bread. Not all breads are created equal and some are considerably less healthy than others. Modern technology has...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My husband suffers from mental illness and sometimes it is too much for me. When he takes his tablets, it is a very good marriage. However, when he does not, it can be hell. He had a mental breakdown shortly after he finished university. He was a...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My father is a know-it-all. I am tired of going anywhere with him. He is a poor planner but complains about other people's poor management skills at church and school. How can we get him to stop whining and just shut up?A: If your mother is not...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My fiancee and I are going to have sex for the first time next month. I am a virgin, Doc, but I believe he has quite a lot of experience with girls.By the way, I have started taking the Pill in preparation, so I am not worried about getting...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Anthony Vendryes

WITH THE emphasis on taste and convenience, the modern food industry is constantly urging us to eat more processed or packaged food. In today's world, most of your food may come out of a can, bottle, box, bag, or package. Ideally, you should be able...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hi, Doc. I'm a 25-year-old female. Last month, I had unprotected sex on a Thursday, and took Postinor-2 on the Saturday.Due to being afraid that I could get pregnant, I took a second pack of Postinor-2 on the Sunday. After that I felt slight...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

IF YOU found a medicine that was free, and powerful, that cured many ills, and was readily available, would you not use it? Well, laughter may just be that medicine. And it's infectious, as the sound of a loud laugh can be more contagious than a...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

More often than not, when a bride-to-be envisions her big day, she thinks about her jaw-dropping dress, flawless make-up and the picture-perfect hairdo. Of late, many women are returning to their 'roots' and becoming a -naturalista ...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doctor, my penis is quite white compared with the rest of my body. What can I do to make it darker?A In your email, you have asked quite a lot of complex questions, and I will deal with them next week.But as regards the colour of your organ, there...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

TODAY 'MADE in China' is the common label that appears on a vast array of consumer products. But it would be short-sighted to think that this is just a recent phenomenon. Chinese goods and products have been in our lives for centuries. This is...

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