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    April 26

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It’s morality versus legality

27 February 2018

Barbados achieved partial Independence from the clutches of Britain on November 30, 1966. Constitutional experts have made us aware that certain niceties have still to be attended to before the process can be regarded as completed and full Independence achieved. ... Read More


Respect our policy, Ambassador

26 February 2018

Whilst delivering remarks at the Human Rights & Civil Society Grants Awards Ceremony, Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Barbados, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, is reported to have noted that Barbados has not carried out... Read More


Use your words to empower others

25 February 2018

Like many others, I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch the much anticipated Black Panther movie, which from all accounts has reignited a worldwide consciousness of the magnificence we possess as a people. For many years the Israel Lovell Foundation and... Read More


Police must report all, not just some

23 February 2018

Section 20 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulations 1984, Cap. 295 states that: No person shall, without the permission in writing of the Licensing Authority, (a) affix to the front of a motor vehicle any letters or figures, other than those required by the Act,... Read More


Gun violence horse long bolted

22 February 2018

Though there were 17 killed and nine wounded at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Plantation, Florida, last Wednesday, every student there was a victim. These kids have been through an experience ghastlier than most adults have ever survived. Minutes after... Read More


Streetcars can boost transport

21 February 2018

Now that there is a call for the marking of the old train line, I thought it appropriate to propose an idea of streetcars that would greatly enhance the mass transit of passengers across Barbados. At some point, the next elected Government should be able to stabilise... Read More


Worried about Barbados

20 February 2018

I’ll be leaving you quite soon to return to Canada, and, as is the case with such long-distance relationships, I’ll continue to worry about how you are even when I am far away. I don’t feel like I am leaving you in a good situation and I’ll be too far away to help.... Read More


Too short-sighted

16 February 2018

Politicians are truly remarkable people. In the 1980s when Prime Minister J.M.G.M. Adams wanted to welcome the St George’s University and Medical School to the idle or vacant St Joseph Hospital site and facilities in St Peter, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and... Read More


Indiscipline without dads

15 February 2018

I HAVE SPOKEN AT LENGTH about this issue and former Prime Minister Owen Arthur’s assertion that men are failing the country and not stepping up to their parental responsibility, finds favour with me. In my opinion, our fathers need help. Not only with a job to provide... Read More


Remove the politics

14 February 2018

The front page story in the last SUNDAY SUN puts another perspective into the mix of the wiretapping story. Former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin says that wiretapping has been going on since 1991 and that all Prime Ministers and Opposition Leaders knew about... Read More


Election after April 30 risky

13 February 2018

As is customary, I was relaxing at a place we commonly refer to as a paradise for fools, where the conversations are normally robust. Topics discussed included but were not limited to the upcoming elections, issues affecting Barbados and the strategies being deployed... Read More


School violence fix

12 February 2018

When former secondary school principals Jeff Broomes and the late Matthew Farley exposed to the press the weapons which had been confiscated from students on the school’s compound, they were vilified and castigated in some quarters for making dark predictions about... Read More


Changes will leave elderly RBC clients in the lurch

11 February 2018

A Nation newspaper last month carried a story entitled RBC Shifting Into Digital Gear. This fundamental change will be implemented in Barbados from the second quarter. Have the many changes resulting from this action been explained to the customers or clients of the... Read More


What’s up with trees?

09 February 2018

This is written with the hope that all civic and environmentally minded people, including the Ministers of Agriculture and Minister of the Environment will take note and act proactively in the interest of all concerned for the benefit of future generations. In light... Read More


Aroma still lingering

08 February 2018

AN EXTRACT I heard on radio of a presentation made by the Prime Minister at a recent party political meeting suggested that he and his party members were gifted in identifying certain political aromas. So help me, Prime Minister, what identifying aroma would you... Read More


Greater need for empowerment

07 February 2018

Why is it that productivity in Barbados continues tobe of much concern? The shortfall in productivity compared with other countries has been Barbados’ economic Achilles heel. It is a problem the Barbados Productivity Council has been focusing on during 2017’s Year Of... Read More


Clergy can play a role

06 February 2018

I have followed the debate about clergy involvement in the upcoming elections over the past few weeks with keen interest. While I suspect the comments made by the chairman of the Barbados Christian Council (BXC) and Monsignor Vincent Blackett were misinterpreted, the... Read More


Revisit PSV culture, radio

05 February 2018

During debate on the Police (Amendment) Bill 2017 in the Senate last Wednesday, Senator Alwyn Adams is reported to have made strong statements about the public service vehicle (PSV) culture in Barbados (ZRs Slammed – DAILY NATION, Thursday, February 1). He described... Read More


Demand better from uncivil servants

04 February 2018

It was a Monday morning, and a number of us were experiencing what some call the blues, which seem to occur for a protracted period in many Government offices in Barbados, especially among the younger members of staff. We were in a queue heading towards the cashier... Read More


Not losing sleep over statue

02 February 2018

“Why should any people want to honour a man who, given the chance, would have kept them in perpetual slavery?” The above is a rather simple question which columnist Richard Hoad chose not to respond to initially. After the question was put to him a second time, he... Read More


A Prime Minister of faith

01 February 2018

THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT in Barbados is in a deeply divided state. The kingdom of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) came tumbling down with such a terrible crash, that it will take all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to glue all the broken pieces... Read More




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