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The Nation mourns

The Nation mourns


THE NATION newspaper, the nation (of Barbados) and its institutions of mass communication, and people of all walks of life across the Caribbean are in mourning.They are mourning the loss of one of the region’s greatest gems, Harold Hoyte, co-founder ...

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Wanted: A more efficient airport

Wanted: A more efficient airport


After ten years with no management other than mismanagement of this country, I’m sure most of the private sector has been encouraged by the words, actions and results of the new Barbados Labour Party Administration in general, and Prime Minister Mia ...

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Low-hanging fruit for all

Low-hanging fruit for all


The pictures in last Thursday’s issue of the DAILY NATION of ripe breadfruit growing on the side of the Adams-Barrow-Cummins Highway brought me great satisfaction, as I recalled a suggestion I made almost seven years ago when I wrote a column in the ...

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Open letter to Anglican clergy

Open letter to Anglican clergy


Dear Anglican clergy, a few days ago, several devoted Anglicans were discussing the ongoing saga of electing (or not electing, depending on one’s perspective) a bishop for Barbados.One person who is well versed in these matters explained that the Syn...

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Loud no to same-sex marriage

Loud no to same-sex marriage


I wish to join Pastor Vincent Wood in urging our Government not to change our country’s policy on same-sex marriage.For us in Barbados, marriage is an institution which brings a man and woman together for companionship and the building of a family. T...

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Go with the tropical flow

Go with the tropical flow


Two million dollars. That’s the estimated cost of repairing the virtually new Supreme Court Complex. And that’s what set me thinking about how our local architects design. Up front, I know nothing about architecture or building design, but there is c...

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The Alma Parris School I’d like to see

The Alma Parris School I’d like to see


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 ...

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Unique opportunity for Mottley to shine

Unique opportunity for Mottley to shine


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 contr...

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Where’s the morality, bishop?

Where’s the morality, bishop?


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 Bar...

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Initiatives to help us stay afloat

Initiatives to help us stay afloat


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...