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A place for Christian leaders in politics

14 January 2018

I am responding to the article in which Monsignor Vincent Blackett suggested that Christians should not get involved in politics or run for political office. Is Mr Blackett asking all Christians in political jobs to demit their respective posts/offices? Isn’t... Read More


God’s party will win

12 January 2018

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has declared itself red and ready for the battle of the next General Election. It rang in the new year planting red background posters of all their candidates on utility poles in all 30 constituencies; according to them, for candidate... Read More


Hell no, Ms Astra!

11 January 2018

IT IS A FAITHFUL and true saying that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. This is true for economic, physical, emotional and even spiritual freedom. That is why it was so disturbing for me to see [the story on] the Back Page of the last SATURDAY SUN entitled... Read More


No place for clergy in politics

10 January 2018

Clergymen running for public office is neither the only or even the best way for the Christian Gospel to impact our politics. This may be a matter of opinion for many Christian churches, but for the Catholic Church, with many centuries of experience and a body of... Read More


Come again, Peter

09 January 2018

With the attraction of a headline “The Nelson Factor” next to a picture of columnist Peter Wickham, I relaxed and expectantly awaited some additional informed reasoning as to why the statue of Lord Nelson should be removed. Having already read and seen several plausible... Read More


If people were corporations

08 January 2018

Let’s turn Mitt Romney’s famous 2012 remark on its head and ask: “If people were corporations too, how much tax would they pay?” The answer is almost nothing. Why, what is the difference and why does it matter? Companies pay tax only on profits, whilst people... Read More


Barbados’ UN vote a very risky move

07 January 2018

My last article on Barbados’ vote against the US received sufficient feedback to justify a further explanation. Some felt that it was simply a case of the US bullying another country, and Barbados’ courageous stand against US’s offensive threats of retaliation against... Read More


Duties of an agriculturalist

05 January 2018

Focusing on yields, food per acre, using technical tried and tested methods, clean rooms or greenhouses to reduce or eliminate pest and disease, chemical nutrients and preservation for market, are the duties of agriculturalists. Such scientists, who produce foods... Read More


Visitors deserve info from BWA

04 January 2018

My wife and I totally agree with Dr Frances Chandler in her MIDWEEK NATION column yesterday headlined A Fresh Start and particularly can support the statement regarding long-term visitors. We are United Kingdom residents who have holidayed on the island at least... Read More


Roosters exposed in 2017

03 January 2018

According to the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs, 2017 was the Year Of The Fire Rooster. It started on January 28, 2017, and ends on February 15, 2018. In common vernacular, a rooster is nothing but a cock and is supposed to fertilise the hens and guard... Read More


Proud to see Blacks owning their hair

02 January 2018

I have noticed with great pride recently the ever increasing numbers of black women in Barbados who are unashamedly wearing their God-given, natural hair openly, without chemical processing. As I pass through Bridgetown and other areas of Barbados and observe the... Read More


Public transportation a mess

01 January 2018

The public of Barbados need a better transport system to be implemented because the present scenario by private businesses, such as the route taxi and minibuses, leaves a lot to be desired. (i) The route taxi operators do not behave [properly]. • They consume... Read More


Keeping track of scholars’ feats

31 December 2017

My year has been bracketed by the loss of two family members – daughter and brother. Events such as these often bring a different perspective to one’s life. For me, the impact has been more retrospective than perspective, as those events have made me wonder what... Read More


Congrats to the new GG

29 December 2017

I would like to congratulate Governor General-designate Justice Sandra Mason on her elevation to that high office. It says something about Barbados and what our education system and social structure has made possible. The daughter of working class people moving through... Read More


Future of electricity

28 December 2017

AMONG THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, since August 2008, a proposal has been circulating to generate electricity using clean renewable energy. In May 2009, strategies were added to the earlier proposal to strengthen reliability and save years engaged in critical research. ... Read More


Nothing new under the sun

27 December 2017

For years we have been concentrating on devising new ways to utilise the fruit, root crops and vegetables we grow here. Apart from providing employment for some of our citizens, this thrust would enable the country to increase its substitution of imported items... Read More


CARICOM dropped Jerusalem ball

26 December 2017

THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) has for a long time feigned at having a common foreign policy. While this may be true with respect to some issues on the international agenda, particularly in the area of development, this pretense of unity dissipates on high stakes... Read More


Memories of Bajan Christmas

25 December 2017

My memories of a Bajan Christmas are forever embedded in my memory bank. I treasure them as some of the best memories of my life. My parents were “hardworking” class people. My mum was a shop assistant in my (maternal) grandmother’s shop and my father wore several... Read More


All these taxes crushing economy and people

24 December 2017

I am very concerned about the poor in this country, especially those living below the poverty line and those who are umemployed and have nothing to do. My late grandfather always told me: “The devil finds work for idle hands to do”. Therefore, crimes of every sort... Read More


Leading the blind

22 December 2017

Last month, our Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson led a two-day workshop which complained that 50 per cent of the inmates of Dodds were remand prisoners. Later in the month, the Office of the Attorney General published Government’s proposed amendments to the Bail... Read More


Stand up against sewage

21 December 2017

MY WIFE NOREEN AND I, from the United Kingdom and Ireland, are currently enjoying our first visit to this wonderful island. We are now in our 70s and have visited much of this planet and most of the Caribbean island nations since our marriage around 50 years ago.... Read More




Do you think there should be tougher penalties for those found guilty of acts of cruelty to children? The penalty is currently $120 or one year in prison.