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    June 24

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The Alma Parris School I’d like to see

24 June 2018

I was particularly pleased to hear Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw announce the reopening of the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School. Its closure clearly demonstrated the thinking that there are those in our society who continue to assess the abilities of... Read More

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Unique opportunity for Mottley to shine

22 June 2018

Probably most of us who were born on a Caribbean island (Caribbean people) regard home as our island birthplace wherever we may end up living. Most of us, given the right conditions and opportunities, would wish to live in our place of birth and contribute to its... Read More

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Where’s the morality, bishop?

21 June 2018

These are a few questions for Bishop Joseph Atherley and his spiritual advisor, Rev. Trevor Daniel. Where is the morality and spiritual integrity in Atherley – having convinced the constituents of St Michael West to vote for him as a member of the Barbados Labour... Read More

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Initiatives to help us stay afloat

20 June 2018

Prior and subsequent to the last General Election, economic gurus and political scientists of varying opinions have offered for consideration what they think are the best solutions for the resurgence of Barbados’ economic fortunes. These solutions are mainly of a... Read More

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Inquire before cutting service

19 June 2018

There are numerous ways in which ordinary citizens can help to improve service standards. Recently, I experienced the consequences of what may be best described as thoughtless and lazy actions on the part of a civil servant. This civil servant had apparently received... Read More

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Confused by airline tax

18 June 2018

The present Government must be most heartily congratulated for its stunning performance in the recent General Election which saw the emergence of a very energetic lady, Miss Mia Amor Mottley, as Prime Minister of Barbados. Read More

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Women and the Constitution

17 June 2018

I knew I wouldn’t have had to wait too long for some of our legal voluptuaries to put a case explaining away the awkwardness of the language in our Constitution and other statutes. What they ignore is that at its drafting our Constitution fell victim to a glaring... Read More

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Come on, men, step up!

15 June 2018

First, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Mia Mottley and her newly elected Barbados Labour Party Government. I wish them the very best as Barbados navigates the very precarious waters in which we have found ourselves. Read More

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Anglican Church has got to heal

14 June 2018

The Anglican Church in Barbados faces a major challenge. The Synod, the parliament of the Diocese, which comprises two co-equal houses – the House of Laity and the House of Clergy – has effectively rejected the final two nominees. 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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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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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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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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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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