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Why seek to shoot the messenger, Mr Jones?

Why seek to shoot the messenger, Mr Jones?

It seems that if Minister of Education Ronald Jones really had his way, given the fury he unleashed on the news media last Friday, the Barbadian Fourth Estate would be a prime candidate to get its head cracked. The reference draws from a controversial statement which the Member of Parliament for Christ Church East Central […]

Happy retirement, Sir Elliott!

Happy retirement, Sir Elliott!

After serving with distinction for the past five years as Barbados’ sixth native Governor-General, Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave is preparing to step down at month-end, after redefining the nation’s highest public office and, in the process, earning the admiration and respect of Barbadians from all walks of life for the inspiring example he provided. The […]

Under whose watch if not yours, Mr AG?

Under whose watch if not yours, Mr AG?

In a week in which there were serious allegations of brutality levelled against the Royal Barbados Police Force, two images on the back page of Wednesday’s epaper edition of Barbados TODAY rush to mind as we ponder aloud, under whose watch would such be allowed to take place. In a story headlined, Not On My Watch, the Attorney […]

When our private behaviour becomes a public problem

When our private behaviour becomes a public problem

Sex has always been a touchy issue. It excites, it sells, it’s complex. Normally, sex is a private affair, less so in today’s bold, brash society, so there’s every reason for authorities to bear all even when the facts are a slap in the face. This evening came the alarming news that the rate of […]

History shows that the music always wins

History shows that the music always wins

Bashment is taking a bashing. And if the tradition holds true, the music is about to get even more popular. That genre – and it can be called that – has made its way most forcefully into the Crop Over Festival and it seems both the young and the not so young love it. But […]

Please watch your mouth, Senator Ince!

Please watch your mouth, Senator Ince!

If we were to accept and apply the logic of Senator Jepter Ince, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, the Barbadian private sector, which comprises commercial entities by and large, are merely parasites feeding off the Government. Delivering the weekly lunchtime lecture at the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Labour Party […]

Show us your sacrifice, Mr Sinckler!

Show us your sacrifice, Mr Sinckler!

It is more than ironic that in the midst of all the talk of austerity and the need for urgent national belt-tightening that our Government continues to boldly engage in a seemingly unfettered spending spree. We have already placed on record our disgust over the timing of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s latest vehicle acquisition — […]

A disaster waiting to happen

A disaster waiting to happen

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season got off to a peaceful start, probably unnoticed by most, and it is hoped that it will end on an equally quiet note. The last thing Barbados needs, given our economic turbulence, is a hurricane headed in this direction. However, we remain mindful of the fact that this island will […]

NIS: paying now, resting easier later

NIS: paying now, resting easier later

We are not in the Winter of Discontent. At least, not yet. But we are very much into the political silly season where pigs fly, sensible men fight windmills and the prideful debate which is the better side of the egg to break. It is no secret that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s Democratic Labour Party […]

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