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Open sluice gate in evening

29 October 2017

Dear Minister Richard Sealy, If you may recall, you kindly took the time to talk to me on the morning of Wednesday, October 25, about my concerns surrounding the opening of the sluice gate at Worthing on to one of the nicest beaches in Barbados. On Thursday, the... Read More

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How to reduce flooding

27 October 2017

The recent flooding in several parts of the island has provoked much debate among citizens and a lot more talk than action from people with the power to get matters rectified. Since the rapid increase in the number of residential developments across the island, there... Read More

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A way forward for transport

26 October 2017

THE RECENT DISCUSSION about whether the Transport Board should be privatised is not only timely, but offers a sober reminder of the kind of paralysis that can manifest itself when leaders fear what may lie on the other side of change. Notwithstanding the theatrics... Read More

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Starting to doubt literacy of Bajans

25 October 2017

It seems the lynchings of “vampires” in East Africa are picking up pace. I wonder if the murdering and dismembering of albinos for use of their body parts in casting spells is still prevalent in this region. The credulous embrace of superstition based on supernatural... Read More

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Let Town Planning police building code

24 October 2017

For years, one of our foremost professional engineers, Grenville Phillips II, has been in the vanguard advocating for the upgrading and enforcement of building standards across the construction industry. Now that we have seen the most horrendous damage inflicted... Read More

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How to boost education

23 October 2017

I have some ideas that can be used to increase the level of education of a country. Build new schools and create classrooms that contain no more than ten children. Teaching 20 to 30 children at once is not efficient. By teaching a lesson to only ten children at once,... Read More

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Effectively manage fear of change

22 October 2017

I often wonder why we fear this thing called change so much. Is it because we view change as an unknown variable that can have an extremely paralysing effect? Or is it because we believe that the grass on the other side of change may not be as green as we may want... Read More

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Let’s draw the line here

18 October 2017

It is to be regretted that a number of private sector-inspired voices have been suggesting in recent times that a central feature of this country’s economic recovery programme should be the rolling back of social services. I find this painfully disturbing since it... Read More

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Consider the rape victim

17 October 2017

People advocating the anti-abortion and pro-life agenda, even in cases of rape, must be made aware of the myriad negative effects awaiting both mother and child. First, the victim of rape can be exposed to the physical effects of bruising, soreness, broken limbs... Read More

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Who exactly are ‘gangsters’?

16 October 2017

WHAT IS A GANG? Amidst all the recent private and public discussion surrounding this issue, that is my fundamental question. This question has become more relevant in light of comments attributed to Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, which appeared on the front... Read More

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Evidence Africa is cradle of civilisation

15 October 2017

Ancient Africa supported life before any other continent. It was the mother of civilisation. With the archaeological evidence relics of ancient man proved that Africans were first on this planet, and he was always man, despite some evolutionary beliefs. There is... Read More

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A rifle shooter’s day

11 October 2017

As a joke, I challenged some of my friends from Waterford, who shoot little short equipment (pistols), to turn up at their annual Glock Shoot which took place last Sunday, and knock spots off them after a day’s practice. They took the bait. I turned up dressed as... Read More

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Gun debate not about statistics

10 October 2017

Every time a mass shooting horrifies America, gun control advocates trot out statistics and charts proving that more guns produce more violent deaths. Then pro-gun people respond that the overall gun homicide rate has dropped 50 per cent since 1993, despite a boom... Read More

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Murder by another name

09 October 2017

Why abortion? Sometimes women’s lives are in danger when a foetus dies within, or develops incorrectly, or in the fallopian tube, and not in the uterus where it should develop. Likewise, poor physical health causes risk and ending the pregnancy may be necessary.... Read More

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Everyone is broadcasting

08 October 2017

In exasperation, someone wrote a letter a few days ago to an advice columnist titled “Cellphone causing me headache and grief with family”. It said, in part: “My mother and my aunt recently bought smartphones and started exploring social media. This has led to them... Read More

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Fall in standard of marriage

06 October 2017

Marriage is a standard. It is a standard that was established by the Creator of the first man and the first woman. There was a period when the first man was alone, even though he was surrounded by animals. There was no suitable creature that could become his companion.... Read More

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Rape victim’s right to abort

05 October 2017

UNBORN JUSTICE, a Christian pro-life organisation, has stated, through its founder Kamille Martindale during a recent church service, that women who become pregnant after being raped should carry the pregnancy to full term, as it pushes its mandate to stamp out all... Read More

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What next, Prof. Howard?

04 October 2017

I am grateful for Professor Michael Howard’s comments and explanations which appeared in the WEEKEND NATION of Friday, September 22, in response to my letter in the MIDWEEK NATION on September 20. However, it has left me only marginally wiser – which I attribute... Read More

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Greening our nation

03 October 2017

In this year’s presentation of the Budgetary Statement and Financial Proposals, a sentence jumped out at me because of its worth and because it offers some hope for all of us who are distressed by the socio-economic conditions badly impacting on Barbados. Minister... Read More

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Barbados needs a cultural change

02 October 2017

We have recently been witnessing an upsurge in the level of criminal activity here on our precious shores. I fear that this is just the beginning of an escalation of gun violence and other criminal activity as members of the so-called gangs enact revenge for the loss... Read More

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Barrack money to be shared among team

01 October 2017

On Tuesday last, the House of Assembly passed a money resolution which included the sum of $9 571 796.50 to pay the costs awarded to Barrack Construction Limited in the dispute with the National Housing Corporation over the construction of the five-storey Warrens Office... Read More

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