life experiences of Barbadian young men who never allowed London's busy
streets, or Africa's indescribable attractiveness or Lake Geneva's irresistible
appeal, or the diplomatic corridors of the United Nations to sever the
umbilical ties that have transfixed the tiny villages of Sweet Bottom,
Bank Hall and Penny Hole to the inscrutable canvas of their minds.
L. Sydney Simmons has worked as an educator, broadcaster and business
consultant. He has travelled and worked in Africa, Australia, Europe, the
Americas and throughout the Caribbean. He is also an avid sports enthusiast and
has played cricket, football, basketball, hockey and table tennis. He currently
divides his time between freelance broadcasting—mainly in the area of current
affairs—and working in his church where he serves as an Elder, Sabbath School
Teacher and facilitates Family Life Programmes. He and his wife, Monica, have
three grown children.