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Spending time with the Master

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? –– Matthew 26:40   Jesus is speaking to his disciples after they have been overcome by sleep, as he wrestles in the Garden of Gethsemane with the passion he must undergo. His [...]

A ‘demigod’ worship out of control!

I would first like to again reiterate that I never killed Clive Williams nor did I order his killing. To my family I want to say thank you for being there for me. Equally to my fans whose unremitting support matters to me! Bless, [Vybz] Kartel.   To the fans and fams I am an [...]

Comfort for a fool and a deceived?

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.  –– Matthew 18:15    This may have been a point missed by Pastor Paul Leacock when last Sunday he laid waste fellow preachers for offering healing to the very sick at a price. He wasn’t remotely impressed [...]

Come safer cheques –– and balances

Another year, another annual Auditor General’s Report. Financial infelicities here, there and everywhere. Often the same ineptitude, indifference, indiscipline and, frankly speaking, pilfering are highlighted with every report. And what happens afterwards? Nothing! Except we comment on them for two or three weeks and then return to our normal state of bliss. It is one of the ironies [...]

We needn’t go through the fire . . .

Bush fires –– even more so than those of the cane –– are dangerous because they are pretty much uncontrollable. Ask Vincent Best who lost his Heddings, St Philip home to grass fire yesterday. Or Anthony Leacock and Laurilyn Caddle, whose two-storey house was partially damaged. And none of them exactly resided in the bush [...]

To a pastor and shaper of Barbados

Archbishop Dr Granville Williams, who has died at 90, was one of the most outstanding church leaders and shepherds of our times. Blending The Word with a nigh flawless mix of African Barbadian culture, he was able to attract to his place of worship from the grass roots to the intelligentsia –– from the average [...]

Pot smoking on condition that . . . ?

You may smoke! You may smoke! You may smoke! But on condition, says the National Council On Drug Abuse (NCDA) of Jamaica, that the proposed policy of decriminalizing ganja ensures that young people between the ages of 15 and 25 are fully protected. This is the best position the NCDA could come with as “a [...]

Make better use of the damned stats

It is the 19th century British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli who once spoke of lies, damned lies and statistics. And while we are loath to level the accusation against any member of the Royal Barbados Police Force as being the bearer of untruths, we nevertheless question the force’s crime statistics and the practical interpretation and [...]

The fresh and the old must meet

It has been expressed again and again, more often by the younger minds themselves, that the older of us Barbadians really ought to step aside and let the youth run things. Some argue they couldn’t do any worse than some of the older heads who have got the place in a mess anyhow. There might [...]

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