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Trying to set the John Goddards right

31 July 2015

IN A LETTER captioned Leave politics out of debates that was published on July 27, the writer, in an effort to heap praise on the current parliamentarians, wrote “unlike some journalists, columnists and snobbish Barbadians who fool themselves into believing that there... Read More

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Two wrongs do not make a right, Mr Harper

31 July 2015

PERMIT ME to respond to an article which appeared in the Weekend Nation of July 17, 2015 under the pen of David “Joey” Harper and titled Puzzled by Stuart’s attack on NUPW leader. Read More

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Let’s be thoughtful as we plant

31 July 2015

IT IS AN absolutely beautiful, even breathtaking site seeing the many flamboyant trees in full bloom around Barbados. A drive through rural and suburban Barbados at this time of the year allows us to enjoy the yellow, the orange and the deep red petals of these flowering... Read More

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AWRIGHT DEN: Journey continues

30 July 2015

I GREET YOU bearing good news and I do pray that many seeds of faith have been and will continue to be planted as you join me on this journey. Since I last updated you, I have travelled by plane twice to two locations. Read More

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: BLP acting responsibly

30 July 2015

IT IS TIME that the Minister of Finance stop treating the management of the Barbados economy as a political game, with the ultimate goal of finding the “Big Lie”. Read More

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HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Saffrey’s solution

30 July 2015

CHAIRMAN of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS), Kemar Saffrey, says if his organisation is given the houses, he can get vagrants off the streets of Bridgetown. Read More

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The DEMolition party

30 July 2015

BARBADOS has problems with Sargassum weed, earth tremors and so on, and I can live with these types of things. What I can’t deal with is the “man-made” issues of our “DEMolition party”. Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Feeling trapped in my marriage

30 July 2015

Dear Christine, LET ME BE HONEST and upfront with you concerning this letter which you have received. It is not a personal problem of mine but your answer to the situation would mean a great deal to me since it shadows a similar case I am keenly aware of. Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Wife not interested in having sex

30 July 2015

Dear Christine, MY WIFE and I have been married for 16 years and have two children. At this time of our life, I find our sex life almost non-existent. I know sex is not all there is, but it does help a marriage along. Read More

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EDITORIAL: Enjoy last lap but be careful

30 July 2015

THIS COMING WEEKEND is the last lap for Crop Over 2015. That’s when all the parties and the fetes will move into high gear. The coming days will usher in a crush of events, many of which are already sold out. Read More

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Calling all to account

30 July 2015

“EVERY CLOUD has a silver lining” is a much used and abused cliché, and even as it is further abused in this discourse, it should be emphasised that good intentions abound. Read More

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FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: Say no to Cahill

29 July 2015

LAST WEEK both Houses of Parliament extolled the virtues of agitation ad nauseum. We heard the words educate, agitate but don’t violate over and over in relation to the National Day of Significance. But ironically, nowadays, those who peacefully demonstrate their dissatisfaction... Read More

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EVERYDAY LAW: Defining ‘house spot’ under Tenantries Act

29 July 2015

WHEN THE Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act 1980 came into operation, it defined a non-plantation “tenantry” in Section 2. Read More

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FAMILY FUSION: Midlife for the man (II)

29 July 2015

MANY PEOPLE OFTEN REMARK that life begins at 40. Perhaps it does, perhaps it doesn’t. You be the judge. Read More

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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: A Cahill waste of time, energy

29 July 2015

ALL APOLOGIES to my friend Cammie Holder and the many Barbadians who oppose the construction of the plasma gasification plant at Vaucluse, St Thomas by foreign firm Cahill Energy, but I could not sign your petitions last Wednesday night. Read More

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OUR CARIBBEAN: The politics of Rodney’s probe

29 July 2015

A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, established in February last year to probe the circumstances of the ‘bombing’ death of the internationally famous Guyanese historian and political activist, Dr Walter Rodney, resumed public hearing this past Monday and under official advice... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Still searching for Mr Right

29 July 2015

Dear Christine, I HOPE my letter finds you in good health. Here’s my story and I need your take on the matter. Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Counting Pan Am blessings

29 July 2015

NO SURPRISE that track and field proved to be the jewel in the crown for Barbados at the Pan American Games in Canada. Read More

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EDITORIAL: Let’s turn sporting talent into success

29 July 2015

BARBADIANS LOOKING FOR that moment of glory to hold onto must have been terribly disappointed with the performance of the national team at the just-ended Pan American Games in Canada. Read More

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Losing our true culture

29 July 2015

LIKE IN SO MANY recorded instances, the problem that faces trained thinkers in our new society is, put simply, the fact that they have lost the inherited art of analysis based on the realities before them. They constantly try to seek almost esoteric reasoning that is... Read More

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DEAR CHRISTINE: Tit for tat is unfair to me

28 July 2015

Dear Christine, I AM a man who never thought I would be writing to you. My wife and I have been married for ten years, and for five of them I have been friendly with a woman. Read More

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