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#BTEditorial – When relief is all the people want

#BTEditorial – When relief is all the people want

No matter what way you look at it, the ongoing sewage mess along the south coast is a crying shame. That tourists and locals alike have had to stomach this situation for one full year is nothing short of scandalous, when you consider the negative implications for this island’s bread-and-butter tourism industry and for the […]

#BTEditorial – A case for giving ex-offenders a second chance

#BTEditorial – A case for giving ex-offenders a second chance

One of the most disturbing trends we watch in frustration daily is the ever growing number of young men in handcuffs being escorted to law courts across this island and more often than not to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds. It is little wonder therefore that our main prison is almost filled to capacity, with Attorney […]

#BTEditorial – Of duty, jobs gold crowns and the judiciary

#BTEditorial – Of duty, jobs gold crowns and the judiciary

Those Barbadians who pay little or no attention to what goes on in the Lower House of Parliament do themselves an injustice. Sometimes those who speak in that lofty Chamber do Barbados an injustice. And very occasionally we are enlightened from the floor of Parliament on the ways in which our people are done an […]

#BTEditorial – Looking back at one of the worst hurricane seasons on record

#BTEditorial – Looking back at one of the worst hurricane seasons on record

Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean are naturally breathing a collective sigh of relief, following the end last Thursday of an exceptionally active 2017 hurricane season that has left a trail of death and destruction across the region. Estimates from various sources suggest it will take billions of dollars and several years to repair […]

#BTEditorial – The rule of law applies to minibuses and ZRs too!

#BTEditorial – The rule of law applies to minibuses and ZRs too!

In a Bridgetown magistrate’s court last Friday, a minibus driver appearing on charges related to 21 traffic violations, presented a rather interesting defence in obvious justification of the lawlessness and indiscipline which Barbadians have come to associate with that particular segment of the public transportation sector. The repeat traffic offender told Magistrate Graveney Bannister: “It […]

Knight’s passion for cooking

Knight’s passion for cooking

Malachi Knight is a 34 year-old Barbadian chef who thoroughly enjoys adding an international flair to local Barbadian cuisine The former Lodge School and Barbados Community College student started trying his hand at cooking because he felt driven by a desire to amuse people’s palates with exciting, mouthwatering dishes. “I always had a desire to […]

#BTEditorial – In the interest of national productivity

#BTEditorial – In the interest of national productivity

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite gave us something on which to chew last week when he spoke on the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017. Government’s chief legal adviser told his parliamentary colleagues that the legislation ought to have included provisions for fixed fines via tickets issued by traffic police, rather than having offenders wait in long […]

#BTEditorial – Committing ourselves towards true Independence

#BTEditorial – Committing ourselves towards true Independence

As Barbados celebrates its 51st year of Independence there are still many questions to be answered and much work to be done. It is an indisputable fact that significant social, political and economic strides have been made in the island since November 30, 1966. But could we have done better? Are we the Barbados today […]

#BTEditorial – When lies come disguised as truth

#BTEditorial – When lies come disguised as truth

Anyone who has been closely following developments on the political scene, especially within the last month or so, would have noticed an increasing  number of clear signs that the so-called “silly season” of pre-election politicking is truly under way. For example, the number of ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) meetings on Sunday afternoons, as the […]

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