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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 ...

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Two families of Catholic popes

Two families of Catholic popes


TO THE MEMBERS of the Elective Synod of the Diocese of Barbados:I am a history buff, interested in arcane nuggets of history. Recently, while reflecting on the ongoing matter for the election of a bishop which merited an iconic front page photograph ...

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Leave Bishop choice to God

Leave Bishop choice to God


The election of the 14th Bishop of Barbados is a topic for much discussion on our island and commentators have been giving their spin on this event. I have listened and read with much interest the various opinions on what the role of the Bishop shoul...

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Drastic changes at BRA

Drastic changes at BRA


I AM CONCERNED as to whether the new administration is fully aware of the major change taking place at the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA).The new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) came into operation from June 1 for all compa...

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We await our justice

We await our justice


I cite the words of Imran Khan, who as leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, whose name translates as “movement for justice”, says of Pakistan: “We are going down because our system of governance has collapsed because of corruption.“Cor...