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Wanted: A more efficient airport

29 June 2018

After ten years with no management other than mismanagement of this country, I’m sure most of the private sector has been encouraged by the words, actions and results of the new Barbados Labour Party Administration in general, and Prime Minister Mia Mottley, in particular,... Read More


Low-hanging fruit for all

28 June 2018

The pictures in last Thursday’s issue of the DAILY NATION of ripe breadfruit growing on the side of the Adams-Barrow-Cummins Highway brought me great satisfaction, as I recalled a suggestion I made almost seven years ago when I wrote a column in the SUNDAY SUN (October... Read More


Open letter to Anglican clergy

27 June 2018

Dear Anglican clergy, a few days ago, several devoted Anglicans were discussing the ongoing saga of electing (or not electing, depending on one’s perspective) a bishop for Barbados. One person who is well versed in these matters explained that the Synod is the governing... Read More


Loud no to same-sex marriage

26 June 2018

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. The idea of a... Read More


Go with the tropical flow

25 June 2018

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 common sense.... Read More


The Alma Parris School I’d like to see

24 June 2018

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 abilities of... Read More


Unique opportunity for Mottley to shine

22 June 2018

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 contribute to its... Read More


Where’s the morality, bishop?

21 June 2018

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 Barbados Labour... Read More


Initiatives to help us stay afloat

20 June 2018

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 mainly of a... Read More


Inquire before cutting service

19 June 2018

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 apparently received... Read More


Confused by airline tax

18 June 2018

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. Read More


Women and the Constitution

17 June 2018

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 to a glaring... Read More


Come on, men, step up!

15 June 2018

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 ourselves. Read More


Anglican Church has got to heal

14 June 2018

The 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 rejected the final two nominees. Read More


Agriculture can save Barbados

12 June 2018

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 such as the United... Read More


Time to do away with monarchy as Head of State

10 June 2018

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 as an alternative... Read More


Reform child rights laws

07 June 2018

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 Protocol Of... Read More


Leave Bishop choice to God

05 June 2018

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 should be. I have... Read More


We await our justice

03 June 2018

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. “Corruption is what... Read More


Add Head of State to amendments

01 June 2018

In a letter published in the Daily Nation of May 29, 2018, Mrs Beverley Walrond, QC drew attention to the disturbing fact that our ministers of Government are still required to swear allegiance to our absent Head of State Queen Elizabeth II, and not to Barbados and... Read More


Dah beach not really mine

31 May 2018

Property owners in Barbados have the right to secure their property by way of a fence, guard wall or a simple “No Trespassing” sign. But does this apply to people who own beachfront properties? To demand that a property owner pay taxes for a significant portion of... Read More


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