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All Saints’ hats ahoy!

All Saints’ hats ahoy!

The All Saints’ Primary School Blossoms and Brownie packs held their inaugural Easter Bonnet Competition And Tea Party over the weekend at the school hall. The 12 Blossoms and 20 Brownies sashayed their way down the aisle and onto the stage before a large appreciative crowd. The bonnet competition was organized by Brownie Guider –– Brown [...]

Comfort for a fool and a deceived?

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.  –– Matthew 18:15    This may have been a point missed by Pastor Paul Leacock when last Sunday he laid waste fellow preachers for offering healing to the very sick at a price. He wasn’t remotely impressed [...]

Info, delivery and sense

  So often we hear people rail against the placement of the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson in Bridgetown. The argument is that the people of Barbados did not know enough about the man and his embrace of things antithetical to the development of the majority of Barbadians, namely, slavery. Was it a lack of [...]

Farewell to two giants

  Last week we bade a sorrowful farewell to two giants of our Caribbean civilization –– Professor Norman Girvan of Jamaica and Archbishop Granville Williams of Barbados. The 72-year-old Norman Girvan died in Cuba, where he had been taken for emergency medical treatment after suffering a devastating injury as a result of a fall during [...]

Million-dollar problem

Million-dollar problem

Family of young Jamaican woman killed in Barbados say they can’t afford to fly her body home for burial.

Of faces and photos

Today’s court appearance by Tyler Coombes, 16, and Jed Taylor, 17, on a charge of allegedly setting a bush fire in Chancery Lane, Christ Church, has set our Facebook followers talking today. Scores reacted to a photograph posted of the two leaving Oistins Magistrates’ Court this morning after being granted $25,000 bail each. Here is [...]

Anchoring exchange rate

by Dr DeLisle Worrell   The key to successful economic policy in small very open economies (SVOEs) like Barbados is to secure the exchange rate anchor by ensuring the country’s reserves of foreign exchange remain at an adequate level. SVOEs are price takers in international markets: they cannot increase their earnings by lowering their prices. [...]

Are we really ready to decriminalize?

  by Wayne Campbell   In a society where there is an undeniable association between the construction of masculinity and the smoking of marijuana, the intention of the Jamaican government to decriminalize marijuana might just go up in smoke. In jurisdictions where decriminalization has occurred, the recreational user of marijuana does not face prosecution for [...]

Same script, other cast  

  I recently used this space to discuss the concept of governance within our society, which should be to the benefit of national stakeholders from Government to the general public. The issuing of the Auditor General’s Report has seemingly brought this issue to the fore again and continues to leave many questions unanswered and a [...]

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