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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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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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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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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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A response to Owen Arthur

16 May 2018

Towards the end of November 2012, the Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam visited Barbados, and during the course of that visit, he and his entourage had a meeting with then Opposition Leader Owen Arthur at the Opposition Leader’s Office in Parliament... Read More

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BNB sale water under the bridge

15 May 2018

One of the chief Democratic Labour Party (DLP) apologists (called Arthur) on the local radio call-in programmes is constantly using the sale of the Barbados National Bank (BNB) as an excuse for many of our ills. I seem to recall that the Government first offered... Read More

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Role for ex-bishop

14 May 2018

People of all faiths are embarrassed at the rift that has taken place within the Elective Synod of the Anglican Church and its resulting deterioration. Reasons for this impasse are known to some but are not discussed publicly. Rather than wash dirty linen in public,... Read More

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It’s not all about winning in amateur sport

13 May 2018

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has withdrawn its Blackbirds team from the Barbados Netball Association’s Division 1 competition for 2018. As far as I am aware, to date the UWI has not made public a reason for the withdrawal but rampant rumours have suggested... Read More

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Let God elect the Bishop

11 May 2018

To the Laity of the Elective Synod of the Diocese of Barbados: My brothers and sisters in Christ, I write as a former member of the Synod of the Diocese of Barbados (1972 to 1977), representing St Leonard’s parish and a lay trustee of the Diocesan Trustees (1983... Read More

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Answer to monkey issue

10 May 2018

At this time of year, the monkeys in Barbados become more visible and seem to cause more destruction to crops. Farmers complain, and news of their discontent abounds in the media. Why is this phenomenon repeated every year? Read More

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Flying fish and cou-cou for long living

08 May 2018

The once ubiquitous healthy delicious national dish of steamed flying fish and corn meal cou-cou is on the wane in Barbados. But why? The people have replaced it with macaroni pie and baked pork. We must stress the healthy properties of flying fish and corn meal... Read More

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Minor parties no accident

07 May 2018

There must be some very good reasons why “third parties” are getting the attention of so many commentators and columnists. Dr Tennyson Joseph recently asserted Third Parties Exposed (last Thursday’s DAILY NATION) and went on to mention: 1) A demand by the leader... Read More

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Sadly, no tribute to Winnie

06 May 2018

I sat and watched the official funeral service for Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, popularly known as Winnie Mandela on April 14, 2018, and could not help but notice that despite the worldwide acclaim of this “Mother of the Nation” of South Africa, her passing... Read More

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We must stop the slide

04 May 2018

Sir Hilary Beckles’ erudite and logical treatise with the title We Must Stop the Slide in WI Cricket, which was published in the Weekend Nation on Friday, April 13, reads great but is misleading. It starts with an erroneous premise “The evidence of obvious failure... Read More

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‘Little irritations’ count

04 May 2018

Mr PM, we have all heard of your intentions to “explain” the leader of the Barbados Labour Party. I scratch my head in perplexion at the thought of a ten-year-old Government having nothing more to speak about at this juncture than the promise of salacious gossip.... Read More

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Democracy trumps Bible

03 May 2018

This letter is in response to another in the last WEEKEND NATION by Daley Reece under the title Gay Rights And Morality. The author attempts to persuade us that we should oppose the legalisation of buggery (between consenting adults) because in his view, it is an... Read More

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Another sewage solution

02 May 2018

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has a geologist on its board and would therefore be fully apprised of the geology of the country. However, the need for the introduction of a coloured dye into the injection wells to determine the general course the effluent would... Read More

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Beautiful Barbados, isn’t it?

01 May 2018

Beautiful, beautiful Barbados, as the great Merrymen sang years ago. Emile Straker himself can tell you that what obtains today is in direct contradiction to his glowing lyrics. Let me highlight some of the “beautiful” things that obtain in this country which any... Read More

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