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Five-point anti-crime plan

Five-point anti-crime plan

I am deeply saddened by the surge of crime in Barbados. I spent years as a senior probation officer in the United States both at the state and federal levels. I have handled various cases with juveniles, gangs, sexual crimes, murder/manslaughter, drug and economic crimes etc. Some cases were very large and quite complex. During […]

A mother’s cry

A mother’s cry

My sons, how long will you ignore my cries from the pain in my gut, wailing night and day when I sit in the courthouse, or stand in its yard watching the guard take you away to be shut behind the bars of the prison which hides you away from your freedom in society. How […]

They fail, we suffer

They fail, we suffer

Our elected politicians are supposed to represent us. When they fail in that primary duty, then the rest of us must suffer – grievously. However, we do not simply suffer the damaging consequences. We must also be overtaxed, not to pay to permanently fix the problems that were created by their failures, or to only maintain […]

Murdonomics is killing us

Murdonomics is killing us

Murdonomics is that set of economic and tax policies promoted by the Murdoch news empire based on the proposition that profits are more important than people. This premise is at the foundation of the economic and taxation policies which constantly call for more reductions in rates for businesses and upper-income earners on the basis that […]

Four things for the next Government

We are only a few months away from what will be the most momentous election in Barbados since the first election held in 1951 under universal adult suffrage. Momentous, not just because of our present economic plight, but because the next Government will have to take decisions that will put us on a new path […]

At tipping point

At tipping point

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the tipping point as: The critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place. Wikipedia states: In sociology, a tipping point is a point in time when a group—or a large number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behaviour by widely […]

We need solutions

We need solutions

”Babylon system is a vampire sucking the blood of the sufferers.” – Bob Marley A drought causes cracks in the soil, exposing what is beneath the surface of the earth. It seems that a nine-year drought in Barbados has exposed every problem that laid dormant in its society. Barbados has a crime problem that if […]

Industry standards and expectations  

Industry standards and expectations   

Industry standards are defined as a set of criteria within an industry relating to the standard functioning and carrying out of operations in their respective fields of production. This is further defined as the generally accepted requirements that are followed by the members of an industry. In every field of practice there are certain standards and expectations […]

How to taste with your ears

How to taste with your ears

 As I noted in our last article, we will look briefly at a person who has conquered a common learning challenge to become one of the leaders in her field. This was very personal for me because as I sat and listened, I felt like my story was being told. The story to which I refer was […]