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HIV Treat All – a worthwhile investment

HIV Treat All – a worthwhile investment

On Monday Minister of Health John Boyce announced the expansion of Government’s HIV Treat All initiative that was launched back in March to provide antiretroviral therapy to every patient living with HIV/AIDS in Barbados. The development is a big boost in the local fight against the epidemic, as only infected pregnant women and persons in […]

Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

If nothing else, yesterday’s debate on a resolution to guarantee a $12 million loan from First Citizens Bank to assist in the refurbishment of Hilton Barbados Resort, again demonstrated the slender thread on which Government balances its commitment to stimulating the economy and promoting development. Whether guaranteeing loans or granting major concessions to private enterprises, […]

When our bread and butter comes under threat

When our bread and butter comes under threat

For several weeks, there had been persistent reports of a malfunctioning south coast sewerage system. The problem not only made occasional headlines in the mainstream media but also generated considerable discussion on Internet sites where Barbadians hang out and discuss various issues. Business operators, residents and persons traversing sections of the south coast complained of […]

Minister Jones’ latest IMF rub

Minister Jones’ latest IMF rub

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is not known, at least based on his academic training and professional background, to be an expert on economic and financial matters. A teacher of several years’ standing before entering elective politics back in 2003, Mr Jones holds a first degree in history and sociology and a master’s in educational […]

The DEM’s troubling element of surprise

The DEM’s troubling element of surprise

It was one of the founding fathers of the United States, the scientist and inventor Benjamin Franklin who said honesty is the best policy. Franklin would have been proud of Programme Officer at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Danielle Skeete for the honesty with which she spoke about Tuesday’s heavy rains that brought the […]

For just a few dollars more

For just a few dollars more

Was the expenditure to celebrate Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence worth it? Emphatically, we say, yes it was. It is sad that the issue of celebrating such a milestone was politicized from the outset. The Opposition Barbados Labour Party predictably mouthed their protestations and these were mimicked by many party supporters via social and traditional […]

We must keep hope alive

We must keep hope alive

Hope is a positively powerful emotion in the human experience. Down through the ages from the beginning of time, it has always been a pivotal factor in delivering positive outcomes, especially in circumstances of great adversity and challenge. History is replete with countless cases where individuals, communities and countries found themselves in dire circumstances out […]

History could yet absolve Fidel Castro

History could yet absolve Fidel Castro

In April of this year when he made what has turned out to be his final appearance before the VII Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, a visibly frail Fidel Castro sought to prepare his political comrades and the nation of Cuba for his eventual, inevitable exit from mortal life. As if driven by a […]

When a referendum seems to be the last thing on people’s minds

When a referendum seems to be the last thing on people’s minds

At face value it would have seemed that the outcome of yesterday’s referendum in Grenada was a no brainer, considering all that was placed on the table. For one, it is not very often that we hear any elected government seeking to place term limits on itself, or seeking to ensure that no matter how […]

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