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#BTEditorial – Time to run better election campaigns

#BTEditorial – Time to run better election campaigns

The silly season is upon us and most are anxiously waiting for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reveal his well-kept secret – the date of general elections. Elections are critical to democracy and rightfully every eligible citizen should embrace the opportunity to participate in a process intended to keep a country on the forward march […]

#BTEditorial – We must beware of tumescent rage and righteous anger

#BTEditorial – We must beware of tumescent rage and righteous anger

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” – Ezekiel 18:20 (King James Version) Faced with an […]

#BTEditorial – When our grown-ups must hang their heads in shame 

#BTEditorial – When our grown-ups must hang their heads in shame 

Today should have been a routine school day at Grantley Adams Memorial School. It was not. Instead, authorities from the Ministry of Education and staff sat in classrooms to try to wrap their minds around Tuesday’s violent lunchtime brawl which ended with three 15-year-old boys receiving multiple stab wounds and a 12-year-old girl suffering an injury to […]

#BTEditorial – Justice for the plebs and the patricians

#BTEditorial – Justice for the plebs and the patricians

Yesterday’s debate on the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill, 2017, was instructive, both for what was said and what was not said. Hopefully, Barbadians paid very close attention and did not allow political affiliation, sympathy or apathy to muffle their ears to what was discussed in the Lower Chamber. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler articulated that “sometime between 2000 […]

#BTEditorial – When the sleeping giant awakens

#BTEditorial – When the sleeping giant awakens

Over the past few weeks Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has seemingly taken more decisions than he did for his entire seven plus years at the helm of Government, putting paid to the widely held view of him as a “sleeping giant”. It all started just after Christmas with the announcement that Justice Sandra Mason was […]

#BTEditorial – If only the ‘Dems’ had fully embraced Mr Arthur

#BTEditorial – If only the ‘Dems’ had fully embraced Mr Arthur

“Barbados is in a position where there is a definite craving for leadership and clarity. It is therefore good for people to feel that freedom to move across the divide because at the end of the day we are too small a country to, because someone is a Dee [member of the Democratic Labour Party], […]

#BTEditorial – Now is not the time for the principle of unripe time

#BTEditorial – Now is not the time for the principle of unripe time

The report on the economy presented on Wednesday by Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes painted a rather discouraging picture of an economy depressed. According to the report, in the last quarter of 2017 the island’s foreign exchange reserves plunged a dramatic $139.7 million to a 22-year low of $410 million, or just 6.6 weeks of […]

#BTEditorial – Silence is not golden, let’s end child abuse

#BTEditorial – Silence is not golden, let’s end child abuse

The ongoing high profile court hearing in the United States involving disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been painful to watch. Dozens of women daringly broke their silence and relived the nightmare of how Nassar, once regarded as a leading sports physician, took advantage of their childhood trust and innocence and sexually abused them. […]

#BTEditorial – The myth called a clean general election

#BTEditorial – The myth called a clean general election

Author Henry Tudor described a political myth as an ideological narrative that is believed to be true even when it may be false. These myths, he suggested, were devices with dramatic constructions used in order to come to grips with reality. There is a political fallacy that will be exposed once again within the months […]