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Beautiful Barbados, isn’t it?

01 May 2018

Beautiful, beautiful Barbados, as the great Merrymen sang years ago. Emile Straker himself can tell you that what obtains today is in direct contradiction to his glowing lyrics. Let me highlight some of the “beautiful” things that obtain in this country which any... Read More


Windrush hypocrisy

30 April 2018

Those immigrants arriving in the United Kingdom (UK) between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries, have been labelled the “Windrush Generation”. This is a reference to the ship MV Empire Windrush, which arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on June 22, 1948, bringing... Read More


Let’s hope for a clean campaign

29 April 2018

The announcement everyone was waiting for has been made; and now we can expect meetings and canvassing, and all the things we associate with what is called “the silly season”. It arouses many reflections in my mind. One of these has to do with the death of politicians.... Read More


Gay rights and morality

27 April 2018

With the decriminalisation of buggery in Trinidad, it’s been on my mind how often people say that what they do in their bedrooms is no one else’s business, and that once consenting adults aren’t hurting anyone, then there is nothing wrong with their homosexual union.... Read More


What a ‘mother’ country!

26 April 2018

So, the so-called “mother country” has shown her true colours again – as if she hadn’t shown them clearly enough in the past. I’m referring to the Windrush crisis, involving the threat of (if not actual) deportation of Caribbean people who’ve been living in Britain... Read More


Developing our public sector

25 April 2018

I believe that the public sector is the key for growth of Barbados in the future. As a developing society, we continue to be very dependent on the wide array of Government services and regulation. At the moment, there are several significant problems that prevent... Read More


Succession plan essential

24 April 2018

Many years ago, a tutor conducting a management studies class asked the group what the duty of a manager was. Each student gave an answer with which the tutor agreed and wrote on the board. After erasing the answers, he said: “The duty of a manager is to teach... Read More


It’s all about keeping youth safe

23 April 2018

We were told that if we wanted the youth vote, then we must agree to legalise marijuana for recreational use. Well, while [Solutions Barbados] plans to allow non-addictive extracts to be prescribed by doctors for medicinal uses, recreational use of marijuana is another... Read More


Need change now more than ever

22 April 2018

“Relatedly, these same sociological forces also explain the rise of so-called ‘third parties’, parties of businessmen, parties of parties, none of which are true parties, but opportunistic, farcical diversions, contributing to further institutional decay.” – Columnist... Read More


Keep buggery law

20 April 2018

Repealing buggery laws does not make anal penetration right, justifiable or affordable for a small island developing state like ours. I believe the buggery laws should remain as a deterrent. Whatever your views on buggery, we must never forget that anal penetration... Read More


System too soft on violent crime

19 April 2018

The horrendous killing of a young mother – and in front of her young child – continues to drape my spirit in black. My mind keeps asking the question: how could any human be minded to treat another in such a manner? We’re witnessing increasingly a shocking disregard... Read More


Just one arrest would do

18 April 2018

I read the articles in last Friday’s WEEKEND NATION by Carlos Atwell with mixed feelings. Firstly, delight that once more the awful situation with loud kite-flying has been highlighted, but utter despair that after five years of endeavouring to stop it, nothing has... Read More


Help students realise potential

17 April 2018

I am always disturbed when I hear someone say “our children have great potential". Why does this bother me? Because it makes me nervous waiting for the “but” that is sure to follow. “Our children have great potential, but . . . .” But what? But our schools lack the... Read More


PM’s ‘brilliant’ ploy

16 April 2018

IN MY OPINION, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart should be credited for his ingenuity, particularly as it relates to political strategy. As a student of philosophy, Mr Stuart is aware of the spin-offs that often accompany the ancient practice that many philosophers refer... Read More


Transparency a must when dealing with public funds

15 April 2018

There seems to be a growing number of Barbadian voters who are uncomfortable, or may be incensed, over the continuation of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government beyond the dissolution of Parliament. I strongly believe that this DLP Government is acting immorally... Read More


Door left open for ludicrous challengers

13 April 2018

The negative press that Barbados has been recently subjected to by international publications – highlighting what Barbados has become or is rapidly becoming – is of some concern to me. The gradual decline now appears to have become an all-consuming politically inspired... Read More


Barbados not new to Sputnik news

12 April 2018

AS A PROUD BARBADIAN, my first reaction to the Sputnik news story about the Political Prostitutes Party (PPP) was embarrassment and curiosity. I wanted to know why a Russian government-backed newspaper would be interested in Barbados and how it got the story. But... Read More


Baseless concerns and propaganda

11 April 2018

In an article in the last SUNDAY SUN headlined Concern Over Principal In BUT Race, a number of very baseless concerns were raised about the right and suitability of Everton Briggs, principal of St Bernard’s Primary School, to be a candidate in the race to be president... Read More


Long-term fix needed

10 April 2018

The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) calls attention to the tireless and relentless efforts of employees of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Ministry of Health and other public sector agencies to alleviate the suffering and inconvenience... Read More


What crisis?

09 April 2018

Laws are made to achieve particular objectives. For example, the laws regulating the use of cellphones on our roads. Those laws were presumably enacted to promote road safety. Two senior police officials gave their interpretation to the public which was seemingly... Read More


Waiting five years for a response

08 April 2018

I wanted to know if there are others who are as equally upset with the Inland Revenue/Revenue Authority as I am? Since June 2014 I have unsuccessfully tried to access my income tax refund; 2014 was the year of the voucher, but I remained “voucherless”. The “nice”... Read More


Should Government provide back-to-school assistance for parents who lost their jobs because of COVID-19?