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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Stop talking, start doing

29 March 2017

IT WAS INTERESTING to read the comments of Dr Patrick Hanohan, former governor of Ireland’s Central Bank, about the state of affairs in Barbados and what our approach should be. Government MPs will probably latch on to the fact that he said we should be solving our... Read More

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When needy tenants turn on landlords

29 March 2017

A FEW WEEKS AGO, the Minister of Housing and Lands bemoaned the fact that there were in Barbados an inordinate number of vacant lots/houses whilst at the same time there were many citizens who were in dire need of housing solutions. He then suggested that approaches... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Together we must fight gun crime

29 March 2017

BARBADOS HAS WITNESSED an unacceptable upsurge in gun violence so far this year. At least that would be the conclusion of many people given what seems to be an incessant number of reported gun-related crimes. Police will have the precise facts based on their statistics.... Read More

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Stuart a good leader

28 March 2017

THERE IS A TIME for everything under the sun, and this is the time and season when Barbadians examine and re-examine our political leaders. Once again the leadership of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has come under a barrage of written and verbal slaughter such as... Read More

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ALL AH WE IS ONE: Co-opted unionists

28 March 2017

IN MID-2015, against the background of attempts by people both loosely and closely associated with the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to unseat the current president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), I was moved to write an article on the role of... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Boyfriend wants me to have an abortion

28 March 2017

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am in my last year at school and with all that I have to do, I think it is very unfair of my mother and aunt, with whom I live, to expect more from me. I would prefer to come home and find my bed unmade, than to have them fret with me over what... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Act now to stamp out squatting

28 March 2017

THERE ARE SOME ISSUES affecting this country which cannot be wished away. Squatting is one. This illegal activity is very evident in parts of St Philip and St Michael and other areas. It has been allowed to develop into a major headache. Politicians, from either... Read More

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LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Provision for pension terms

27 March 2017

THE OCCUPATIONAL PENSION BENEFIT ACT, OPBA, has made provision for pension plan members to be regularly informed of the status of their accumulating pension benefit. In addition, it has made provision for relatively early vesting of pension benefits and for greater... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: All I get now is a toot of his horn

27 March 2017

DEAR CHRISTINE, I AM very grateful for some of the answers you give people, although I don’t understand why people get so uptight about a married man. You cannot stop loving someone married or single. I would like to tell you my story and would be glad if you would... Read More

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EDITORIAL: Trump budget cuts could hurt region

27 March 2017

THERE’S A MAJOR ISSUE in Washington that Barbados and its neighbours need to watch closely. It is the impact of the draconian budget cuts the Trump administration is planning to make at the State Department, amounting to billions of dollars. Read More

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All statistics not partisan, Mr Minister

27 March 2017

THE ARTICLE CAPTIONED Jones Ridicules Hinkson’s Charges in last Monday’s edition of your newspaper purports to report on the aspect of the previous week’s Estimates Debate in the House of Assembly. During it, the issue of what percentage of students in Barbados obtain... Read More

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TALKBACK: Poor lighting major issue among readers

27 March 2017

LAST WEEK, the Ministry of Transport and Works issued a statement expressing concern about the 13 road fatalities which have been recorded in 2017. It also urged road users to show more care and attention as road accidents were preventable. Read More

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WILD COOT: Paying for our sins?

27 March 2017

“WILD COOT, did you see that 13-year-old fellow that spoke on the occasion of the BLP march? The calf and the yearling will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child... Read More

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HEALING HERBS: Macadamia protects nervous system

27 March 2017

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED how you would feel if you were encased in a macadamia nut shell? The thought crossed my mind recently and my imagination sprang into action. If I were encased in a macadamia nut shell, I would feel at peace. While maturing in the shell it would... Read More

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PETER WICKHAM: Political women

26 March 2017

THIS MARCH, WE have been reflecting on issues that impact on the welfare of women in several ways that range from the #LifeInLeggings march to the provocative public lecture given by former Government Minister Elizabeth Thompson. Read More

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Put the Windies madness to rest

26 March 2017

I DIFFER WITH the writer of the Editorial in Friday’s WEEKEND NATION as to who is to be blamed for the continued demise of our beloved West Indies team. It is easy to blame the administrators of West Indies cricket, while at the same time find it hard to apportion the... Read More

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GET REAL: Change the culture first

26 March 2017

POPULAR EVANGELIST for Atheism, Richard Dawkins, once famously suggested that religious education was a form of child abuse. He argued that indoctrinating children with religious ideas did psychological harm on par with or worse than physical or sexual abuse. Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Non-contributing pensions

26 March 2017

SOME TIME AGO, I wrote that I did not want this column to become the Dear Christine of Industrial Relations. But I have been inundated by queries about the Public Service (Qualifications) Order, 2016 and since the just concluded Estimates debate, many public workers... Read More

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TONY BEST: Celebrating Bajan achievements

26 March 2017

HISTORIANS ARE DIVIDED over the start of the real work of nation building in the United States. Did it start after the successful war of independence in 1782 or on the adoption of the constitution in 1789? Whatever the answer this much is clear: Barbados had a hand... Read More

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JEFF BROOMES: Enough with the criticism

26 March 2017

AS THE DIN of criticism relative to the state of West Indies cricket intensifies, one is if left to wonder if we cannot be focussed on providing potential solutions. Why criticise players at the onset of their careers by comparing them to former cricketers at the height... Read More

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TONI THORNE: Improving on poor service only way out

26 March 2017

THERE IS NO nice way to say this: service in Barbados, for the most part, needs a serious overhaul. I make this statement with no fancy statistics or quotes from persons who would have written papers on such a topic. This statement is made based on my own experience.... Read More

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