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COLUMN – A gospel mix to feast on

There is another big gospel music feast being prepared for Barbadians within the next two months. With the February 21 and 22 Queens Of Gospel extravaganza already whetting apetites all across the land, the producers of The Break Every Chain Concert are laying out a table before us with their Caribbean Praise Fest –– Barbados […]

COLUMN – Astute reflections of Arthur

There is no doubt about the passion of Owen Arthur, one of the Caribbean’s foremost economists and thinkers, for the economic integration of the region. As the Prime Minister of Barbados and the member of the bureau of Heads Of Government Of The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) responsible for the Caribbean Single Market And Economy (CSME) […]

COLUMN – Barbados Pride hurt fans

Barbadian cricket fans can mark extremely hard when they believe the national team has let them down in a big way. Such was the case after the defending champions failed to reach the semi-finals of the Nagico Super50 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago earlier this week.  While some critics believed it was always going to […]

COLUMN – The rights of labour

Labour and human rights are fundamental privileges of all workers. One of the labour rights which workers enjoy is that of the withholding of their labour. The withholding of labour is often narrowly conceptualized as taking strike action. It, however, might be best described as taking a form of protest action. The withholding of labour […]

COLUMN – Fun friends and Speakers

I feel like pontificating this week. I don’t know all about everything, and I don’t even know if you care about the little I’ve found out. So I apologize upfront for making you endure this.    Men only like to be in “friends-with-benefits” relationships when they are the ones dictating the benefits and the rules […]

COLUMN – Designer Dernell

Name: Dernell Alleyne Age: 31 Education: Christ Church Foundation School; Barbados Community College; University of the West Indies, Cave Hill; New York School Of Interior Design. Qualifications: Associate degree in French and German for tourism and business; Associate degree in interior design; Bachelor of Science in business management. Occupation: Interior designer. Hi, Dernell! Would you […]

COLUMN – Freedom of speech with care

As the debate continues globally on the subject of freedom of speech and expression, I am pleased to see leading figures, around the world, speaking on the issue and recognizing the reality that there must be limits and responsibility when exercising one’s right to freely express one’s thoughts. As the BBC reported, “Pope Francis has […]

COLUMN – The Errol Barrow I knew

One day in the month of May, 1986, I received a telephone call from the then newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados –– Errol Walton Barrow. Mr Barrow proceeded to ask me a series of questions that were designed to elicit personal information about me, and then ended the conversation with the following statement: “Oh, […]

The Sandals effect

In just over a week from today, the luxurious Sandals Barbados property in St Lawrence Gap will throw open its doors to international guests, who have already booked their vacation in the sun between now and April 2015, to be a part of will finally after so many years be the launch of a Gordon […]

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