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#BTEditorial – We need more parks

The National Botanical Gardens, to be opened later this year, represent perhaps the single greatest exercise in civic works for the sake of recreational but non-athletic, non-sporting activity in over a century. We commend the administration for recognising the need to pick up where it last left off – even at a time of immense […]

#BTEditorial – Reading Dickey has brought pleasure to many bookworms

When Hollis Chalkdust Liverpool produced his classic calypso Too Much Quacks more than three decades ago, his target was principally fellow artistes who he believed were doing the art form more harm than good. Back then his song did not address private or public sector media moguls or managers. Perhaps 2019 is as good an […]

#BTEditorial – Can a talent show empower the community?

Later this month, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Community Empowerment is scheduled to launch a new initiative aimed at highlighting people in the communities around the island with artistic talent that could possibly lead them to a career in entertainment. During a press briefing held to launch the programme, entitled Baje to the World, […]

#BTEditorial – Westward Ho! Guyana calling

The conference room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Friday was packed with entrepreneurs and workers anxious to hear about the investment potential of fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state Guyana – a promising sign of both countries building win-win relationships that can reap big dividends. For indeed, business, familial, and social relations between […]

#BTEditorial – Women’s rights are equal rights. So pay them equally.

“Women’s rights are equal rights.” Twenty-five years ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton famously uttered this simple statement and its impact reverberated across the world. But the reality is that despite what seems like a statement everyone should be able to agree with, there are some aspects of our society where women are treated as lesser than. […]

#BTEditorial – Playing ‘chicken’ with LIAT

In economics game theory, the game of chicken typically involves two parties heading toward each other. The players continue on the same path, seemingly destined to collide – unless one swerves: the “loser” – who is labelled the chicken. Implicitly, it is the second, braver party who never flinches and presumably continues on its merry […]

The two suspects in last weekend’s fraud cases.

#BTEditorial – Start with an apology – then clean up your act  

The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) from this vantage point does not look too well in the recent scenario where thieves breached the ATM security at Republic Bank, CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and Scotiabank. At the start of this week, it was revealed that over the past weekend thieves had gained access to the accounts […]

#BTEditorial – Just another day in Paradise. Amid the homeless.

“She calls out to the man on the street – Sir can you help me? … He walks on, doesn’t look back – he pretends he can’t hear her, starts to whistle as he crosses the street, seems embarrassed to be there – Oh, think twice, it’s just another day for you and me in […]

#BTEditorial – Friends of all…

“We shall not involve ourselves in sterile ideological wranglings because we are exponents not of the diplomacy of power, but of the diplomacy of peace and prosperity. We will not regard any great power as necessarily right in a given dispute unless we are convinced of this, yet at the same time, we will not […]

#BTEditorial – The soca professionals have earned our respect

Who would have ever thought that being a calypsonian, soca or bashment artiste could become such a viable career option? Well, it definitely has. Back in the 80’s and 90’s, parents were concerned with only one thing; school work for a “good job”, usually the professions. Parents pushed their children to be either doctors or […]

Kyrique Boyce

#BTEditorial – A life fell through a gaping hole in our public services today

A tragedy occurred at Martin Road, The Pine, St Michael today and we have all felt it. A young man lost his life in circumstances that should not have existed. We grieve with the family and friends of 17-year-old Kyriq Boyce, all too aware that there are simply no words at such an inexpressibly needless […]

Joseph Atherley

#BTEditorial – Reverend Atherley’s service to God, man and Mottley

Late British journalist and satirist Malcolm Muggeridge once suggested that God seemed to be an artist rather than a judge. He said God had created the drama, and the parts of the play that were wicked and dreadful might be necessary to the whole creation in a way we can’t understand. Life, he noted, was […]

#BTEditorial – What’s in a name? Honour?

Naming roundabouts, roadways or buildings after those who made major contributors, whether through education, sports, politics or the entertainment industry, has been viewed as a way of forging our own identity and “shedding the remnants of our colonial past”. At the most recent renaming – of the Spring Garden Highway after calypsonian The Mighty Grynner over the […]

#BTEditorial – PRIDE that makes no wanton boast

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” There is pride. And then there is pride. There is “the pride that makes no […]

#BTEditorial – When less is sometimes more

It has been proven in some instances that less can, in fact, equal more. At a time when businesses are looking to trim staff, employers are demanding more of their employees, all the while, expecting increased productivity from their workforce. In Barbados, most workers work five days a week, totalling 40 hours, inclusive of two […]

Dale Marshall

#BTEditorial – Towards rooting out corruption around us

Corruption has been a buzzword of late and all agree on this one point that it must be stamped out. The Government has declared from the outset its intention to wrestle the scourge to the ground with Prime Minister Mia Mottley even offering the guilty a “come to Jesus moment” and proposed tough new legislation […]

Loyalty the name of the game

Soca artiste Summa Davis has been receiving copious amounts of airplay for her song Loyalty which was written by Altuh Ego. Speaking to Bajan Vibes, Davis spoke about the inspiration for the song Loyalty, her new release Thief Ah Wine and how she worked with Altuh Ego to have a song which has become an […]

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