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Why not have a referendum on CARICOM too?

Why not have a referendum on CARICOM too?

In a bona fide democracy, it is the will of the people that ultimately matters, never mind the positions political leaders may take on the particular issues. Democracy leaves it to a majority of the people to decide, whether rationally or irrationally, what they consider best for themselves and the country as a whole. Despite […]

Being an adult only when kid days are over

Being an adult only when kid days are over

In another seven days, schoolchildren will be taking their “summer recess” –– ten weeks of holidays, running from, Thursday, June 30, until Monday, September 12. In this long period, our young will require appropriate supervision, and will need to be exposed to positive, developmental and beneficial activities. It is no understatement that if there is […]

When justice becomes one festering sore

When justice becomes one festering sore

In Charles Dickens’ novel Bleak House, significant mention is made of the fictional court case Jarndyce v Jarndyce. It surrounds a matter of inheritance that drags on for so long that when it is finally concluded, the inheritance that should have gone to families –– some departed and some forgotten –– has been consumed by […]

A truly great US opportunity for Barbados

A truly great US opportunity for Barbados

It so happens sometimes, with great irony, that great adversity can lead to great opportunity. There is an interesting development that has occurred in the United States in the aftermath of the devastating recession of a few years ago that proves this point –– certainly from a Barbadian export perspective. During the sharp downturn in […]

Time clogs that hinder business were cleared!

Time clogs that hinder business were cleared!

The recent emotional outburst by Mark Maloney in an interview with Barbados TODAY, after Town & Country Planning knocked down the Preconco hut at Lears Roundabout, betrayed the level of anger and frustration that had been burning inside. To listen to the prominent developer talk about Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins was to catch a […]

Any lessons from spate of sudden deaths?

Any lessons from spate of sudden deaths?

While doctors are duty-bound to give of their best to nurture, enhance and protect human life within the scope of existing medical knowledge, in keeping with the Hippocratic Oath, there are times when they are basically powerless because of the very thin line that exists between life and death. This saying, that underscores the inherent […]

Our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit

Our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit

. . . A church does not remain healthy by trying to stamp out every little sin that is in it, [but] by focusing on what is wholesome and healthy, in spite of the pathogens, in spite of the little sins . . . . –– Reverend Charles Morris. How oxymoronic indeed was the controversial […]

We Crop Over, sweet fuh days!

We Crop Over, sweet fuh days!

The 2016 Crop Over season is very much in the air, with the pitching of calypso tents and a few other activities having commenced over the past weeks. As the month of June progresses, the number of activities will of necessity increase and the buzz associated with one of the most exciting times of the […]

Why no travel advisory at all on America?

Why no travel advisory at all on America?

In another few weeks, after primary and secondary schools close for their annual two-month-long summer break, the usually heavy traffic of Barbadians heading north to the United States that occurs around this time every year, is expected to get under way. Such trips are eagerly looked forward to by most Barbadians who would have started […]

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