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We all must mind the air we breathe

We all must mind the air we breathe

From an environmental standpoint, few would dispute that Barbados is one of the most pristine places on earth to live. Indeed, it is a major reason why thousands of visitors flock our shores every year to enjoy the beaches and savour the fresh air blowing in from the ocean, among other things. Our relatively pristine […]

Of rating agencies and sovereign downgrades

Of rating agencies and sovereign downgrades

In its 2013 general election manifesto, the policy platform on which Barbadians renewed its mandate for a second term, the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) stated it was committed to building an “economically viable” Barbados. “Why economically viable? In pursuing the goal of economic development, it is important that the economy be equipped with the […]

Absurd solutions to costly regional travel

Absurd solutions to costly regional travel

Grenada’s minister of tourism Clarice Modeste said something about the beleaguered regional carrier LIAT at the just concluded Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) here that left some wondering whether she had any idea what she was talking about. In a troubling display of brazen guilelessness, Modeste all but said LIAT […]

Black, white, Indians; we are one 

Black, white, Indians; we are one 

Many Barbadians don’t want to admit it, but we really can’t deny it – racism is still around, sometimes by design and sometimes by choice. That it remains a festering sore in this our 50th year of Independence is a blemish on the track record of this island which is known to punch above its weight. […]

Be afraid! Sir David Simmons is quite right

Be afraid! Sir David Simmons is quite right

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America, once famously said that a man who has never gone to school might steal a freight train but if he has a university education, he might steal the entire railroad. There is a culture of corruption in Barbados that has been hiding in plain […]

Facing the reality and perception of crime

Facing the reality and perception of crime

According to acting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith, Barbados, from a statistical standpoint, has a lower level of crime today than a decade ago. The most obvious inference that can be drawn from the top cop’s statement, is that Barbados today is a much safer society than ten years ago. To quote Mr Griffith, as he […]

When the cart seems to be before the horse

When the cart seems to be before the horse

From all appearances and reports, it was clearly a case of the Government’s left hand not fully knowing what its right hand was doing. The unfortunate result was that persons caught in the middle and directly affected by the actions of the right hand, were left none the wiser as the left hand was unable […]

When sorry won’t cut it

When sorry won’t cut it

It’s been another rough week for residents of St Joseph, who by now must be wondering if their seemingly endless water woes will ever end. No longer do they count in days the length of time they have been without water, they now speak in weeks, or months, and for some, up to a year. […]

We cannot allow LIAT to fail

We cannot allow LIAT to fail

The Caribbean’s track record in the business of air transport has been abysmal. Admittedly, some international experts have warned that even before takeoff, the airline industry appears destined on a course of unprofitability. The region knows all too well the troubling story. In the English-speaking Caribbean, we have witnessed the rise, bumpy rides and eventual […]

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