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Well done, QEH, but it could be better

05 April 2018

If there is one institution which often gets a thorough tongue-lashing from Barbadians, even if unfairly, it is the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). We are often quick to pull it down, despite the obvious good that it does. – The preamble to Editorial, Tuesday, April... Read More


Love yourself, love others

05 April 2018

THE OTHER DAY I had this conversation with the (Heavenly) Father who gave me a message which I think is appropriate for many. Michael: Father, I do need your help, love and support in every aspect of my life. I pray that You will guide me and I will hear and listen.... Read More


Natalie, Mia and Jesus’ say

04 April 2018

Ms Natalie Harewood is a self-confessed prostitute, seeking to unseat Colonel Jeffrey Bostic as the parliamentarian for the City of Bridgetown in the General Elections. If it is as she says, that she is a prostitute who has cleaned up her act, and even if she did... Read More


Youth will lead drive for change

03 April 2018

While reading Editor’s Notebook by Editor-In-Chief of the Nation newspaper, Mr Eric Smith, on March 28, 2018, it made me recall the turbulent years in South African student politics in the 1980s and the recent changing of the guard in the African National Congress (ANC).... Read More


Criminals gaining confidence

02 April 2018

At one time not so long ago, our open coastline was thought to be the weak link in our security defences, against illegal activities involving people smuggling drugs and guns. Beaches have been side-stepped as they are now thought of as being too risky, due to countermeasures.... Read More


Barbados our paradise

01 April 2018

We all see beautiful places on cable television and we dream of going to these places. But as beautiful as these places are, none of them can touch the beauty of our island Barbados. I enjoy being here in this country, being on the beach and seeing the beautiful... Read More


Choose whom we will serve

30 March 2018

NO MAN CAN SERVE two masters. As a nation, Barbados is being called to chart its course according to one of two masters, both of whom require unflinching allegiance. One warns of hell after death; the other warns of hell on earth for not toeing the line. On the... Read More


What about competence?

29 March 2018

The entry of Natalie, a self-confessed former prostitute, into the political arena has created a lot of discussion. I say the lady has guts. Certainly more than I have. To make that confession and hold your head high requires a courage that is rare. Hats off to her!... Read More


Get cow itch before it flowers

28 March 2018

In the 1940S and 1950s when as youngsters we roamed the various cane fields in groups prior to the beginning of the crop season, to quench our thirsts, we never encountered the dastardly cow itch. This menace appears to be a new – relatively speaking – dimension.... Read More


Aussies sledging victims?

27 March 2018

Every person who follows cricket knows that the Australian cricketers are the leaders in sledging. And every person who follows cricket knows that whenever there is a response, the Australian cricketers are the first to claim they are victims. Today in South Africa,... Read More


Just can’t believe the PM said so!

26 March 2018

Some things are beyond and above partisan politics, such as honour, decency, integrity and the rule of law. When these are assaulted, or worse, deliberately trampled, that nation is perilously near the point of no return. When they are flouted by the very people... Read More


A question of competence, not gender

25 March 2018

It has bothered me to respond to Maureen Holder’s question – “Is the nation seriously ready for a female Prime Minister?” – because the fact it was uttered, and uttered by a female, could provoke a “public mauling” of a woman for asking so asinine a question. So... Read More


Is it wrong to be right?

21 March 2018

Recently there has been a great deal of discussion in the national press on the subject of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2017, with particular emphasis placed on the use of mobile telephones while driving. At a press conference held at police headquarters on Thursday,... Read More


Powers that be not in sync

20 March 2018

Well, well, well, I have to also add my two cents worth to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act Section 148 and 148A pertaining to cellphone use. I first heard of the amendment to the cellphone use on Morning Barbados from Sergeant Seibert Johnson. Change is inevitable... Read More


Spare the rod and . . .

19 March 2018

Flogging is the act of punishment for a breach of law or code of behaviour used to correct disobedience. It is performed by beating the body of the person found guilty of breaking this law with special implements such as rods and whips. New UNICEF representative... Read More


PR not only for damage control

18 March 2018

I would like to commend the writer of your Editorial Good Public Relations Lacking (Saturday Sun, March 8) for an honest and forthright approach to that issue. For too long, some political, commercial and voluntary entities have abused the principles of good public... Read More


A dream or nightmare?

14 March 2018

Last night I had a dream about the Land Of Let’s Not Pretend, so-called because it’s so real, it’s just beyond your imagination. In that land, there was a state agency called the National Hotbed of Corruption. Many of the good citizens of that fair land suspected... Read More


Welcome to a different place

13 March 2018

For many years most people who came to Barbados had an expectation that they were coming to an island – most easterly in the region – which served as a lighthouse with a beacon that shone brightly for all to see. From 2008, however, that certainty, that expectation,... Read More


Dangers of AI

12 March 2018

Recently, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking have again warned of the dangers posed by AI (artificial intelligence). As a species, we seem unwilling to challenge scientists when they offer us technologies meant to make decisions for us. Such challenges needed... Read More


Checklist for voting decision

11 March 2018

Fellow Barbadians, as general elections draw near I started thinking about a rationale that could help me to decide how to vote. As a country and a people, we expect that an administration should focus on making the country better so that we, the voters, can see... Read More


Enough with the talk

07 March 2018

It bothers me that for more than a quarter of a century, there has been a slow abandonment of Government agricultural stations spread across many of the rural districts of Barbados. Services previously offered to local farmers are virtually non-existent. Years... Read More


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