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Inquire before cutting service

Inquire before cutting service


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 app...

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Confused by airline tax

Confused by airline tax


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. I did not find it necessary...

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Women and the Constitution

Women and the Constitution


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 ...

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Come on, men, step up!

Come on, men, step up!


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 ourselv...

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Anglican Church has got to heal

Anglican Church has got to heal


Many are called but few are chosen – Matthew 14:22The 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 re...

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Let’s move toward a circular economy

Let’s move toward a circular economy


CONGRATS TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT on its overwhelming mandate. To whom much is given, much is expected and there can be no unnecessary excuses for incompetence or the ability to get things done.Former United States President Barack Obama, in addressing ...

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Agriculture can save Barbados

Agriculture can save Barbados


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 ...

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Let’s have a new  Constitution

Let’s have a new Constitution


IN HIS EXCELLENT LITTLE BOOK The Constitution And You Barbados, retired High Court judge LeRoy Inniss makes this penetrating point: “Knowledge of the Constitution is the citizen’s first defence against arbitrary or illegal state action.”Justice Innis...

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Time to do away with monarchy as Head of State

Time to do away with monarchy as Head of State


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...

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Reform child rights laws

Reform child rights laws


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 ...