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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...

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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...