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More blows for DLP

The already battered image of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) took a further beating this week after the utterances and actions of some Government ministers only served to attract more criticism from members of the Barbadian public. Minster of Youth, Sports and Culture, Stephen Lashley, was the first to feel the public’s wrath after […]

The art of cooking Cou-Cou

Last week, it was all about “dropping knowledge” when we shared important tips about how to perfect your culinary skills. This week, we focus on a dish that many Barbadians love, yet it is one that people shy away from cooking. Our national dish, Cornmeal Cou-Cou. Many people say that Cornmeal Cou-Cou is difficult to […]

Tough for Windies to make World Cup

Tough for Windies to make World Cup

Based on their struggle to tie the just concluded three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against minnows Afghanistan 1-1, in St. Lucia, it is no secret that West Indies will have a big sweat in their quest to gain automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England. Currently ranked at No. 9, West Indies lost […]

The exclusion of trade unions

The exclusion of trade unions

 It is a reasonable assumption and expectation that the trade union, as the representative body for workers, would have a role to play in decision-making of an enterprise or organization. Beyond the domestic level, the same would apply as they seek to influence decision-making at the national level, where Parliament debates policies, statutes and regulatory […]

When a leader doesn’t deliver

When a leader doesn’t deliver

Even though I had never seriously considered Freundel Stuart as a leader within Democratic Labour Party (DLP) circles because, in my estimation, he had never really demonstrated those necessary and defining characteristics, when he became acting prime minister after David Thompson fell gravely ill, I nevertheless wanted him to succeed. Not only for the good […]

Whose Bridgetown?

The proposed Hyatt project is once again in the air. I have to admit that I’d taken great heart from the action by David Comissiong which resulted in significant delay to the endeavour. I do not think we need more hotel infrastructure in Barbados. There are enough derelict properties that investors can rehabilitate to bring […]

Fight cyber-harassment!

Fight cyber-harassment!

Kudos to Ms. Sealy-Smith for speaking out on this kind of cyber-harassment (“Blatant lie” on page 8 of Barbados TODAY, June 13, 2017). Recently, someone hacked into my friend’s Facebook and Hotmail accounts and posted scandalous lies on her FB page that she has HIV/AIDS. The motive behind this attack was to drive her insane […]

An early election solution

An early election solution

“Taxation without comprehension is as inimical to democracy as taxation without representation.”Lawrence A. Zelenak (U.S. Professor of Tax Law). Barbadians have been feeling the bludgeoning of austerity over the past few years. Their further lambasting by the Freundel Stuart-led Democratic Labour Party (DLP) did not end with the recent harsh Financial and Budgetary Statement. Hurtfully, […]

Muslims are victims too

I am compelled to revisit a subject that I have written and spoken on many times in the past. I feel compelled because I recognize that not everyone fully understands my position on issues as it relates to terrorism and acts that are often characterized as being done in the name of the faith I […]