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Shame on our reggae promoters!

Shame on our reggae promoters!

Reggae promoters Al Gilkes, Freddie Hill et al, owe this country an explanation; better yet an apology. And for those who attended last weekend’s Digicel Reggae Beach Party simply expecting to enjoy a wholesome reggae show, but were horrified to become mere spectators in a very disturbing episode of ‘sex on the beach’ – a […]

A case for more enemies of the state

A case for more enemies of the state

Mr David Comissiong is not the archetypal enemy of the state. Nor for that matter is any citizen of Barbados who exercises his or her democratic right to question the actions of Government or seeks to ensure that all legal and traditional processes are followed in the conduct of the state’s affairs. We applaud the […]

Waiting for Dr Estwick to take a stand

Waiting for Dr Estwick to take a stand

There is a longstanding convention in parliamentary democracies around the world where any time a Government minister finds himself consistently at odds with colleagues on fundamental policy issues, he does what is expected of him; that is, he tenders his resignation from the Cabinet and returns to the backbench where he can exercise greater freedom […]

Together we all stand, divided we all fall

Together we all stand, divided we all fall

Eleven years since the start of implementation on January 1, 2006, where does the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) precisely stand today in terms of overall progress towards the eventual objective of establishing a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)? This question is highly relevant, considering the increasingly complex economic challenges which continue to affect countries of […]

We owe it to ourselves to protect Mother Earth

We owe it to ourselves to protect Mother Earth

There is a fascinating row exploding between social and political activist David Comissiong and Government, particularly Minister of Industry Donville Inniss, over construction of the multi-million dollar Hyatt Centric Resort on Bay Street, The City. With foreign reserves falling to dangerously low levels, and with a general election around the corner, Government is understandably eager […]

A ceasefire for our children

A ceasefire for our children

 The brief Easter Holiday officially ends in a mere four days and come Tuesday students will be back in the classroom for the start of the final term of this school year. Disappointingly though, their return for the 11-week Trinity term is once again overshadowed by the irreconcilable feud involving the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union […]

We can do much more for our athletes

We can do much more for our athletes

Barbados’ junior athletes returned home yesterday after competing in the 46th edition of the CARIFTA Games in Willemstad, Curaçao. They brought with them 12 medals, evenly represented in gold, silver and bronze. It was a noticeable drop from the 20 medals that they received in Grenada last year and in other recent CARIFTA outings. The […]

What’s really behind the early UK snap election?

What’s really behind the early UK snap election?

Earlier today, British Prime Minister Theresa May dropped a surprise on her countrymen and the world when she announced plans to table a parliamentary motion seeking approval for a snap election to be held in the United Kingdom on June 8. If the motion is approved by two-thirds of the House of Commons under the […]

Easter should spell renewed commitment

Easter should spell renewed commitment

The Holy Easter weekend is here again and Barbados badly needs it. Not just the extra days away from the usual daily grind of work to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but more so the sense of renewal and inspiration that the season brings. Easter is the most holy period on the […]

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