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Strong case for revisiting that EPA

Close to seven years ago, Caribbean countries entered a new relationship with Europe that promised to deliver significant benefits in support of economic growth and development, building on the achievements of the Lomé Conventions and Cotonou Agreements that previously provided the framework for such cooperation. The purpose of the new Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the […]

How safe indeed are our homes?

Chartered structural engineer –– and, we may add, social activist –– Grenville Phillips II just recently advised that many modern storeyed houses across our Barbados landscape would not survive any major earthquake. The voluble reason given was quite simple: these structures are vulnerable to collapse owing to deviation from, or the ignoring of the Barbados […]

When comedy is surely not very funny

 The 20th century inventor and author Richard “Bucky” Fuller once said that human beings always did the most intelligent thing, but only after they had tried every stupid alternative, and none of them had worked. Academia has produced many fools; not those necessarily trapped within cranial constraints, but those whose educational or societal achievements often render […]

We in media can’t let our guard down

We all know the feeling. You are at the end of a long journey; your flight has landed and all you want to do is get out of the airport and move on. You have gone through the sometimes painful –– often painless –– immigration process, endured the (often) lengthy wait for luggage, and you […]

Editorial – Of therapeutic value is our Crop Over!

There is no disputing life in Barbados has become more challenging with all the attendant stresses in recent years. It stems largely from the biting effects of a protracted economic crisis that is finally showing a few signs of easing. With not much money circulating as before, because of sharp cuts in Government spending, higher […]

In the public interest – and much more!

For sure, there are times when we will make decisions that will upset some readers and we will stand by them, even in the face of strident criticism because we believe we are right –– that there is no alternative. And that will continue to be so. –– Roy Morris, Nation editor-in-chief. In a comment […]

A system just worsening for the better?

This is now becoming akin to the proverbial broken record. But until some major attempt to wrestle this national disgrace to the ground is made, it must be kept on the front burner to the point of embarrassing Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, Chief Magistrate […]

Integrity one sure antidote to corruption

Recurring accusations of corruption against politicians, especially those serving in Government, represent an emotive issue that always triggers anger and revulsion among Barbadian voters. This reaction suggests people feel cheated and disappointed by reports of such behaviour. Though hardly ever tested before the law courts to prove their veracity and secure convictions, corruption allegations have […]

When things seem to add up no longer

Many things in this country, it seems, are no longer adding up. And today, we call on our Prime Minister to put aside all “bluster, blackmail and bullying” talk and to lead the way in clearing up our very serious misgivings about the future of our country and, in particular, our economy. For it matters not […]

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