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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 [...]

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 [...]

Rethink our farming ways

With all the recent and current talk on agriculture and our gargantuan food import bill, a serious rethink on how we acquire our food is urgently required. With our food import bill around $800 million to $900 million a year, we cannot afford not to. When we look at agriculture as it’s now practised, we [...]

No big ugly billboards

  I read Mr Barney Gibbs’ April 10 letter to the Editor of Barbados TODAY in which he went to great lengths to distance his Adopt-A-Shelter programme from billboards. Unfortunately, both Mr Gibbs and the author of the Keep Barbados Beautiful Facebook page chose to launch an anti-billboarding campaign on Facebook, on the eve of [...]

Laid off vs fired

The layoff or retrenchment of workers is an option that rests with the employer. It must be established that there is a fundamental difference between layoff or retrenchment and that of termination of employment. The difference primarily lies in the basis for the action and the procedure to be followed in the execution of the [...]

WICB title debate

  As the regional first class championship entered the seventh and last round of preliminary matches today with only Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados in contention for the WICB President’s Trophy, one got the impression in some quarters that the main focus is still on winning the George Headley/Everton Weekes Trophy, currently held by Barbados. [...]

Tips on being a healthy woman

It’s no secret women love to look and feel great. And that’s no easy task, since they have to juggle jobs, houses, children, spouses and other responsibilities. Dr Donna Matthew, a medical doctor and owner of the Caribbean Weight Loss Clinic And Spa says a healthy woman is not just in tip-top shape on the [...]

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