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In praise of our Acting COP Griffith

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on. –– Robert Kennedy   It is early days yet, but in an environment where we are often quick to criticize, when the occasion merits it, we should not be averse […]

Oh, no more playing in this House, please!

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts . . . . –– William Shakespeare Assuredly, when the noted English bard drew our attention to the world as a “stage” and its populace as […]

Feeding ourselves into oblivion

As far back as 1974 an international commitment was made at a World Food Summit to eradicate food insecurity.  The nexus between a strong agriculture base and the eradication of hunger, promotion of a healthy lifestyle and food purchasing power, was recognized as the way forward for the more than eighty nations across the globe. […]

An ineffective law however you view it

Barbados is reviewing how it will treat its dormant death penalty law, even as authorities insist it will remain on the statute books. Today our lawmakers began debating changes to the Offences Against The Person Act, which made it automatic for convicted murderers to be sentenced to death. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said the proposed […]

Shall we be led by this 5-year-old?

Ronald Jones had a blistering message for some social media users last week, and rightfully so. The flamboyant Minister of Education spared no adjectives as he sought to defend the principal of Harrison College against those “malicious” and “wicked” critics “seeking raw, naked sensationalism”, who would like to tell her which hairstyles should be allowed […]

Of politics, scandals and leadership

Politics and scandal have gone hand in hand. They have been inextricably linked from time to time with political stewardship. Such accompanying scandal has not always of necessity related to criminal behaviour, but has often involved men and women falling –– even surviving –– ingloriously because of poor judgement or some other inherent human flaw. Almost a […]

Gratefully forever in our minds!

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.  –– Abigail Van Buren We add to the late Dear Abby columnist’s advice: a heavy load of knowledge and sense of thankfulness on their heads too. This week, as we celebrated the great leader and visionary National Hero […]

The dawn that’s bound to break . . .

No matter how long a night lasts, dawn has to break. There is nothing called everlasting night or everlasting day either, and I am pleased that we’re beginning to see some light; but we have to continue our vigilance, our discipline and our sacrifices. –– Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at a service held at the […]

Lest others attempt to follow Dr Douglas’ lead

Dr Denzil Douglas has done it again. Just when we thought the St Kitts and Nevis prime minister had exhausted all means at his disposal for denying the opposition’s wish for fresh general elections, as well as ensuring that there can only be one result when he actually announces the date for the much-anticipated poll, […]

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