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    November 19

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JEFF BROOMES: Remembering the life of Wenona

05 March 2017

SOMETIMES YOU MEET someone who gives you something that time and distance can never take away. Wenona Sandiford-Hill was one such person. She shone as a wife, daughter, mother, dedicated worker and most treasured friend. This was a woman with a heart of warming and... Read More

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TONY BEST: 20th annual awards gala

05 March 2017

AMONG THE THINGS a teacher and a student at a rural school in Barbados had in common was a dream to make something of their lives. Eudine Barriteau was a young teacher at St George Secondary and Earl Phillips was a student in her classroom decades ago with high hopes... Read More

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GET REAL: #Lifeinleggings a needed mirror

05 March 2017

THE #Lifeinleggings movement is on the move. It started with a trickle of women sharing their stories of abuse. Then the flood gates opened. The depth of the problem was a shock for many people. They had no idea how common rape, incest, sexual harassment, and other... Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Dems embrace Arthur, privatisation champion

05 March 2017

FORMER PRIME MINISTER and Minister of Finance Owen Arthur’s agreement to serve as head of the DLP government’s Economic Advisory Council has raised my curiosity. It may be ironic to contemplate that a government in full retreat against the economic devastation being... Read More

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JEFF BROOMES: Riddle me this

26 February 2017

AS WE COME to the end of the designated Black History Month,I submit part two of the quiz. I am a true Lodge School boy who has always seen the benefit of giving back to my school. I am also the first Bajan to win an Olympic medal, a real real, Caribbean man! ... Read More

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TONI THORNE: Be accountable

26 February 2017

HOW DO WE FEEL about the economic state of Barbados and how disappointed so many people feel about the fiasco that is Barbados right now? It is perhaps how the father felt when the prodigal son left home. We love our country but we cannot understand or accept how... Read More

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TONY BEST: Good US relationship needed

26 February 2017

IT HAS BECOME what he calls a “ritual”. In the dead of winter when Bajans and other New Yorkers bundle up to brave the cold temperatures, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart heads to Brooklyn to join Democratic Labour Party faithful and their friends at a Sunday evening... Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Is Kellman in charge of Cabinet?

26 February 2017

TODAY I INTENDED to write about the functioning, or rather, the non-functioning of the system that was set up by the Employment Rights Act to settle disputes, particularly claims for unfair dismissal. I wanted to point out that it is at best amateurish and that it... Read More

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ALBERT BRANDFORD: Taxation as a weapon?

26 February 2017

BY NOW, no one doubts the very parlous state of the Barbados economy. It is for that reason some Barbadians would applaud almost any Government initiative to raise revenue even though it may call for greater sacrifices than they have had to endure in the past eight... Read More

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PETER WICKHAM: Policy discussion

26 February 2017

IN RECENT TIMES, it has often been said that one of the Opposition’s shortcomings was its unwillingness or inability to articulate alternative policy options. This type of discussion appeals to thinkers who are anxious to compare and contrast approaches and to move... Read More

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GET REAL: Leaders with the right ambition

26 February 2017

RECENT TALK HAS been about struggles for leadership within and among the political parties. I ain’t so sure. I mostly see power struggles and management tussles. I hear talk of strategies and tactics, but to take us where? To keep the dollar afloat? That is management... Read More

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TONI THORNE: Life ain’t fair

12 February 2017

HAVING A COLUMN gives you the blessing (some may say curse) to be a listening ear and platform for many people’s experiences which they want the general public to know about. I see it as a blessing Whether it is the farmer who curses me every time I go to the... Read More

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JEFF BROOMES: Highlighting some of my black heroes

12 February 2017

WHILE WE ENGAGE in our different celebratory activities during the month we refer to as Black History Month, we sometimes become reflective. As I do this, the question that predominates my thoughts is: “Why is there a need to have sucha designation?” It is unfortunate... Read More

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NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: When Parliament oversteps

12 February 2017

IN THE DYING days of the Arthur Administration, Government went to Parliament and hurriedly passed, what turned out to be, the controversial Public Service Act 2007 which came into force on the last day of that year. Many would say, and I would be the first to agree,... Read More

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PETER WICKHAM: Island politics

12 February 2017

THE HEADLINE is deliberately misleading as I propose to speak about an emerging trend in the politics of places that are for the most part not islands, in a geographical sense, but are nonetheless framing their politics in a manner that is reminiscent of an island orientation.... Read More

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GET REAL: A perverted mirror image

12 February 2017

“WHAT I WISH to speak to you about very briefly here this evening is about you. About yourself. “I want to know what kind of mirror image do you have of yourself? Do you really like yourselves?” Errol Barrow asked Barbadians this question on the campaign trail... Read More

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TONY BEST: Arturo brings the church down

12 February 2017

A CHURCH’S HIGH altar, waist-moving secular music, a worthy cause and a maestro on a saxophone were an excellent combination. The religious edifice in Brooklyn was St Mark’s Episcopal Church; the music ranged from rhythm and blues, jazz and rock and roll to calypso... Read More

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ALBERT BRANDFORD: Gaps between governor and governors

12 February 2017

IN RECENT WEEKS, gaps have emerged between Governor of the Central Bank, Dr DeLisle Worrell, and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler on which direction the Barbados economy is going. The Governor is now suggesting that the bank will concentrate on monetary policy.... Read More

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TONI THORNE: Pothole cost me two tyres

22 January 2017

I HAD EVERY intention this Sunday to speak with you about the incident with the perfume vendor and how mind-boggling it was that Bajans find a new controversy to embrace as the weeks go by. Halfway through writing the article I had to run an errand so I drove from... Read More

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GET REAL: What will next election offer?

22 January 2017

WE ARE OFFICIALLY in the Trump era. No one knows for sure what that means. What that means is that not much has changed. You may be forgiven if years ago you thought you could predict what life would be like when leadership changed. You might have been one of... Read More

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JEFF BROOMES: The legacy of two great leaders

22 January 2017

IN ANY SPHERE of endeavour, leaders are important, not only for success but also for the long term institutionalisation of the enterprise. What, however, is more important is the leader’s perception of what the position means. As a leader appreciates himself and... Read More

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