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Record of accomplishment

The Democratic Labour Party acknowledges February 21, 2017 as our ninth year in office as a government. It is most appropriate that we say “thank you” to all Barbadians who have ensured this journey was possible. Over the nine years, we have seen many developments locally, regionally and internationally. Yet, the party has stayed the course and sought […]

John Brown – surrendered his life in the anti-slavery struggle

John Brown – surrendered his life in the anti-slavery struggle

John Brown was a white man with a conscience living in 19th century America. He abhorred slavery and fought against it with blacks at his side. He would pay the ultimate price for his battles against the white establishment of the day. Some questioned his methods as he had no compunction against using extreme violence […]

People must have a say

The White Paper on the development of tourism in Barbados is premised upon the fundamental principles of sustainable (tourism) development which briefly state that tourism must be conducted in such a way that it is does not entirely and irrevocably compromise the environment, society and economy. Very central to the concept of sustainable tourism is […]

Sacrifice can be maniacal or suicidal

”Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell! I took thee for thy better; take thy fortune.” – (Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 4; William Shakespeare) The turbulence surrounding the Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler and the Governor of the Central Bank Dr Delisle Worrell should come as no surprise to those Barbadians, long concerned about the sadomasochistic relationship […]

Barbados needs better governance

Readers, I am the first one to laud the use of renewable energy and anything that will reduce costs and positively impact the environment of Barbados. That is why I wrote so strongly against Cahill in 2015. At that time, I was among a number of people who were asking why we were trying to […]

Celebrating food at AGROFEST

This week, we continue our discussion on AGROFEST by looking at the impact of this event on our society. We’ve touched on the farmers and vendors and the important role that they play as AGROFEST provides an important outlet not only for the sale, but also the marketing of their products and produce. They will […]

The tragedy of the central bank

How does a country face a crisis of confidence involving the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank, and the Prime Minister sees it fit to leave the country to attend a CARICOM Summit? I admitted to you that last week’s article was easily the hardest I’ve had to write thus far […]

Migrant labour worries

The right of a sovereign country to determine who enters its borders is beyond question. It is, however, customary for countries in the developed world to attract large numbers of migrant labourers to their shores. Within developing societies, there is also the trend for workers to move wherever greener pastures present themselves. The movement of […]

Avoiding Track and Field injuries

This is the term for track and field or “sports term”. Each school will have their Track and Field Championships, there will be several weekend meets and everyone looks forward to NAPSAC, BSSAC and the Carifta Games. Unfortunately, every year, some promising athlete has his or her quest for glory halted by injury. Let’s discuss […]

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