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His-story or Our-story?

His-story or Our-story?

I wholeheartedly agree with Kevin Farmer, Deputy Director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. His recent call to return History as one of the core subjects in secondary schools is a timely and welcome suggestion. Having spent the last week with visiting historian, researcher and author, Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick, understanding the historical events […]

Who is to blame?

Who is to blame?

We arrived at a Government department before 11 a.m. and the door was locked. About nine persons were inside and it was rumoured that the staff were going to lunch after those inside had been processed. The last person to be processed came out at 11:09 a.m. Then some of the staff came out with […]

Make migration a choice!

Make migration a choice!

Throughout history, one of the most effective strategies for people to look for a better future has been to move. In most cases leaving impoverished rural areas in search of more productive opportunities elsewhere. Indeed, migration has since our earliest days been essential to the human story — the source of multiple economic and cultural benefits. […]

A truly Bajan extravaganza

A truly Bajan extravaganza

The recent 4th annual Barbados Pre-Independence Extravaganza, organized by the Office of the Consul General at New York, was compact and intimate, showcased a variety of new products and activities, and in many ways enjoyed a sense of renewal. Indeed, the 12 noon until 6:30 pm affair was better patronized than the past two years. […]

From yard fowl to luxury bird

From yard fowl to luxury bird

Since becoming a columnist for this newspaper and having to focus on all that is taking place in the culinary industry throughout the year, it made me realize how much is happening based on or including food on a yearly basis. It also became clear that everyone realizes the power of food and the key that […]

Yearning for meaningful change

Yearning for meaningful change

This week I spent $400 on road tax and days later the car dropped into a pothole and burst the tyre. What is the recourse for that? I received my land tax bill with its discount if I pay before a certain date and its penalties if I don’t. The same applies to VAT, NIS, […]

Trade union bashing

Trade union bashing

The term ‘trade union bashing’ is used to describe the practice of criticizing or opposing the work of a trade union or trade unions. Trade union bashing is a common phenomenon throughout the world. It is a matter of interest as to why this is so, given that trade unions are considered to be a […]

Lagging on the digital economy

Lagging on the digital economy

The digital economy is transforming the way business is conducted across borders while at the same time, creating more equable market conditions between developed and developing nations. The digital economy offers opportunities for developing states to command a greater share of international revenue; to do this, developing nations must create the necessary policy framework to ensure […]

How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress

We hear the word “stress” so often these days that many of us may not be fully aware of what it is all about. The Men’s Health Clinic at the Randall Phillips Polyclinic recently took the time to address the issue with members, as the Psychiatric Hospital staged a series of discussions commemorating Mental Health […]

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