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    June 21

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Let’s move toward a circular economy

13 June 2018

CONGRATS TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT on its overwhelming mandate. To whom much is given, much is expected and there can be no unnecessary excuses for incompetence or the ability to get things done. Former United States President Barack Obama, in addressing the alumni of... Read More

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Agriculture can save Barbados

12 June 2018

If Barbados is to emerge as a stronger nation from under its heavy debt burden and foreign exchange shortage, it needs to turn to agriculture in a serious way. It needs to develop an agriculture-based economy, instead of being dependent on countries such as the United... Read More

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Let’s have a new Constitution

11 June 2018

IN HIS EXCELLENT LITTLE BOOK The Constitution And You Barbados, retired High Court judge LeRoy Inniss makes this penetrating point: “Knowledge of the Constitution is the citizen’s first defence against arbitrary or illegal state action.” Justice Inniss, however,... Read More

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Time to do away with monarchy as Head of State

10 June 2018

An article in The Nation of May 29 entitled Time To Change Ministers’ Oath piqued my interest. The writer, Beverley J. Walrond, was annoyed that our ministers and others were still “taking the oath to the Queen, her heirs and successors”. She offered as an alternative... Read More

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Reform child rights laws

07 June 2018

It was noted that at a recent workshop for media workers they were reminded of their duty to help protect children and in this instance particularly with regard to their reputation. However, no mention was made in the Press of the Mandatory Reporting Protocol Of... Read More

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Two families of Catholic popes

06 June 2018

TO THE MEMBERS of the Elective Synod of the Diocese of Barbados: I am a history buff, interested in arcane nuggets of history. Recently, while reflecting on the ongoing matter for the election of a bishop which merited an iconic front page photograph in the DAILY... Read More

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Leave Bishop choice to God

05 June 2018

The election of the 14th Bishop of Barbados is a topic for much discussion on our island and commentators have been giving their spin on this event. I have listened and read with much interest the various opinions on what the role of the Bishop should be. I have... Read More

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Drastic changes at BRA

04 June 2018

I AM CONCERNED as to whether the new administration is fully aware of the major change taking place at the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). The new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) came into operation from June 1 for all companies and businesses,... Read More

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We await our justice

03 June 2018

I cite the words of Imran Khan, who as leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, whose name translates as “movement for justice”, says of Pakistan: “We are going down because our system of governance has collapsed because of corruption. “Corruption is what... Read More

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Add Head of State to amendments

01 June 2018

In a letter published in the Daily Nation of May 29, 2018, Mrs Beverley Walrond, QC drew attention to the disturbing fact that our ministers of Government are still required to swear allegiance to our absent Head of State Queen Elizabeth II, and not to Barbados and... Read More

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Dah beach not really mine

31 May 2018

Property owners in Barbados have the right to secure their property by way of a fence, guard wall or a simple “No Trespassing” sign. But does this apply to people who own beachfront properties? To demand that a property owner pay taxes for a significant portion of... Read More

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You what, Sir Frank?

30 May 2018

SIR FRANK ALLEYNE has submitted (May 7) that it’s being argued that the younger of the two contenders for the See of Barbados should be “disqualified” because his episcopacy would appeal only to young people. He suggests that those who argue this must be living on Mars.... Read More

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Time to change ministers’ oath

29 May 2018

I offer congratulations to our new Government and wish it every success as it works on behalf of the people of Barbados. At the swearing in of the ministers and parliamentary secretaries, our Prime Minister stressed that she expected a situation in which the citizenry... Read More

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Cast lots for new bishop

24 May 2018

It is no coincidence that two very important elections are taking place in beautiful, beautiful Barbados at this time, and the voters come from among the same people. They are political elections for candidates to run the country, and the election of a bishop to... Read More

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Divide and country  will surely sink

23 May 2018

I reflect on how much the country has changed since the 1950s, as we continue under the Westminster system with our two major political parties, who will stop at nothing to gain the majority of seats in our Parliament. Promises continue to be made to our supposed... Read More

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Earning potential of young Bajans at risk

22 May 2018

I was reading the MIDWEEK NATION and happened across at least two relatively high-level job vacancy advertisements. I scanned the requirements set out in the advertisements and immediately noticed that in each case the first requirement mentioned was a bachelor’s... Read More

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Don’t dismiss debt refinancing

21 May 2018

The Barbados Advocate newspaper of May 15, 2018, carried a news item under the headline, Arthur: Not The Way. The report poured cold water on the idea of debt refinancing, and quoted the former Prime Minister [Owen Arthur] as arguing that “it is a saving of expenses,... Read More

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Not all sexual assaults equal

20 May 2018

Recently, University of West Indies (UWI) has established a gender policy that, inter alia, insists that “sexual harassment, predatory sexual behaviour and a range of sexually coercive actions not be used to intimidate students and colleagues”. While no one could possibly... Read More

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Dems’ example not for youth

20 May 2018

As an avid lover of politics, debate and public speaking, I was prepared, popcorn in hand, for the broadcasting of the other campaign launch for the 2018 General Election. I turned on my computer and was confronted by a barrage of senseless abuse. Did I click on the... Read More

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Cuba’s elections very democratic

18 May 2018

We respond to your editorial published on April 23, entitled Expect Little Change In Cuba. While we recognise and welcome your right to evaluate the recent elections in Cuba, we would have wanted you to adopt a more comprehensive approach to analysing the intensely... Read More

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Owen still playing politics

17 May 2018

It is disgusting and highly offensive for Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart to suggest that there was something improper about the waiver of stamp duty and property transfer tax pertaining to the merger between Barclays Bank and CIBC, to form FirstCaribbean International... Read More

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