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OUR CARIBBEAN: Racism challenge for Caricom, EU

OUR CARIBBEAN: Racism challenge for Caricom, EU


FOR ALL the outcrY, regionally and internationally, the Dominican Republic (DR), which is seeking membership of the Caribbean Community, seems bent on perpetuating anti-black racism, particularly in relation to immigrants o...

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DE MARKET VENDOR: Nothing  to do with  any pit bull

DE MARKET VENDOR: Nothing to do with any pit bull


Dis is my one before de las article in de Nation, so leh me get straight to de points. I ask de madam a few weeks back if she going to de dog show. “Dog show, Market? What kinda dog I gine see?” De Vendor reply: “A pit bull...

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EVERYDAY LAW: Law reform must match the times

EVERYDAY LAW: Law reform must match the times


“The truth is that law reform, if it is to be done properly, is a slow, complex and time-consuming business, involving major research to ascertain what the existing law is; what are its defects; what has been done to correc...

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BLABBERMOUT’ BABSIE: An’ de ‘beat’ goin’ on – mo’ dan evah!

BLABBERMOUT’ BABSIE: An’ de ‘beat’ goin’ on – mo’ dan evah!


Dear Nesta, WELL, EASTER COME AN’ GONE an’ I hope it was a happy an’ holy time fuh you an’ yours. It went off quite nice fuh muhself an’ de fambly, aldoh I cyhan say de same fuh Philomena. She twis’ she ankle few weeks ago ...

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OFF CENTRE: Yuh got to be insane!

OFF CENTRE: Yuh got to be insane!


MANY YOUNG PEOPLE are insane. Not this kind of insane: a “Junior Minister of Tourism” was chosen last month by way of a speech competition. Nor this kind: the Barbados National Youth Parliament was relaunched – even as “pre...

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ALL AH WE IS ONE: On neo-liberalism

ALL AH WE IS ONE: On neo-liberalism


Following an article in this column in which I sought to remind the regional media of the need to insulate itself from imperialist propaganda in its reporting on events in Venezuela, a writer, Rodney Jones, who has on previ...

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EDITORIAL: Winning wider support for Oistins festival

EDITORIAL: Winning wider support for Oistins festival


IT IS a sad commentary on Barbadian life in 2014 that the founder and other leading personalities involved with organisation and sponsorship of the Oistins Fish Festival should feel compelled to go public with appeals for B...

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The Breaker will free you

The Breaker will free you


No matter what your situation, when you cry out to God, He will bring you out with His outstretched hand and with His mighty hand. God “Your Breaker” will give you the breakthrough you need when you cry out to Him. These wo...

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EDITORIAL: What was root of sugar strike?

EDITORIAL: What was root of sugar strike?


It goes without saying: Sir Roy Trotman’s contribution to the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), the local labour movement and the general development of the Barbadian society is unquestionable. There is also no doubt that the ...

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THE OPEN HAVERSACK: From gangster to church

THE OPEN HAVERSACK: From gangster to church


Drugs, guns, women, gangs – those were the words John (not his real name) knew from a teenager. Quite recently I had a conversation with a young man who confessed he was a gangster, drug dealer and womaniser from a young ag...