Category: Editorial

#BTEditorial – New blood for the traditional bloodsport

The still powerful and surely relevant Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has seemingly started its rebuilding process. We say “seemingly” because we acknowledge that the naming of a new president and new officers is just an initial step but the major advance of re-engaging the Barbadian public and restoring confidence within and outside the party is […]

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#BTEditorial – In support of Barbados on the Ross University issue

Prime Minister Mia Mottley is not the most popular person among the Dominican population at present, neither is Barbados high on the love scale. Since Ms Mottley announced last Friday that Barbados would be home to the American offshore medical school, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), Dominicans – and a few Barbadians – have […]

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#BTEditorial – It is time we take charge of our health

At the height of the festive Crop Over season another warning about our poor eating habits was sounded. Few probably heard or paid attention. However, it is worth repeating. “We are eating ourselves to death, and we’re expecting different results, ” cautioned Dr Anne St John as she delivered her parting speech at a Legacy […]

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#BTEditorial – Beneficial for all to embrace the Caribbean Premier League

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is once again upon us and cricket enthusiasts throughout the region and beyond are surely caught up or soon will be in the excitement that the tournament has generated since its inception in 2013. Some cricket purists weaned on traditional Test cricket still scoff at what they term fast […]

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#BTEditorial – Making Crop Over sweeter still

Whatever our differing views on Crop Over, one thing we can agree on is the widespread impact of the festival at all levels of society. The music, the fetes, the shows, the tents, the competitions, indeed the very spirit of the season, all entice us to listen, sing, dance, mingle and lighten up. Yesterday, the sweet summer […]

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#BTEditorial – Still a few more questions for Mr Lashley to answer

In Greek mythology, a Chimera is a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. It does not take a physiological or engineering genius to figure out who or what the remnants of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) regard as this monster that so brutally condemned them to relative […]

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#BTEditorial – Emancipation Day must be given its rightful place

Yesterday, Tuesday, August 1 was no ordinary day.  Though we suspect that for most it was just a much welcomed off day in the middle of the week, it was much more than freedom from work; it was the memorial of the day of freedom for millions of African men, women and children who were […]

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#BTEditorial – When the Church is guilty of setting the wrong example

The public display of disunity within the Anglican Church over the past four months has been shameful to say the least. It is one thing to compete passionately for a position, but quite another for a race to select of all people a Bishop of Barbados, to degenerate into what has sounded at times more […]

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#BTEditorial – Justice must not only be done, but seen to be done for all

“I first want to assert clearly to the public that we are entirely innocent of all of the charges that have been brought and we have been charged with. I want to say clearly to you all that all of the evidence that they [police] have clearly supports our innocence.” The proclamation made by drug […]

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#BTEditorial – Please solve the mystery that is Charles Jong, Madam PM

Two days ago, at 10:44 a.m. on July Wednesday, July 25, an email reached the Barbados TODAY inbox with the subject line, Live Broadcast: Prime Minister’s Budget Address. It seemed a bit strange, not only because Prime Minister Mia Mottley had delivered her Budget presentation more than six weeks earlier, but because it had come […]

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#BTEditorial – Saving Barbados’ street vendors is a must

Street vendors in Barbados are important contributors to the economy and have been a cornerstone of our historical and cultural landscape from time immemorial. Indeed, the Mighty Gabby’s beloved song Bridgetown evokes fond memories. “Bridgetown early, Saturday morning. See the women, hear they calling, Singing ‘come for your breadfruit, come for your corn Come for the apples as fresh the morn’.” Today, […]

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#BTEditorial – When we mimic the night of the long knives

It would be overstretching it somewhat to compare anything that has occurred in Barbados over the last 52 years to anything that happened in Hitler’s Germany in the period between June 30 and July 2, 1934. Of course, history tells us that was the period when Europe’s great lunatic engineered several extrajudicial killings of his […]

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#BTEditorial – Disturbing to say the least, Mr Commissioner

Yesterday’s press conference by the police high command did very little to calm our fears about rising violent crime in our society. While statistically police may feel good about saying that “crime is down” in one area or another, there is no fooling anyone who has been residing here for less than a minute into […]

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#BTEditorial – Who will guard the guards?

The latest Auditor General report is as disturbing as it is disappointing from the standpoint of what it says about the slackness of our Government. And of course, this is nothing new. Successive reports from the Auditor General, and indeed other state sources, have also confirmed that slackness is not a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) […]

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#BTEditorial – Why can’t we all just get along?

In the spring of 1992, rioting exploded in the American city of Los Angeles, California, after four police officers were acquitted of charges of using excessive force in the violent arrest of African-American resident Rodney King, in what was seen by many as a racially motivated and gratuitous attack. Halfway through the six-day-long disturbance, King […]

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#BTEditorial – Steering our youth away from lawlessness and violence

The spate of lawlessness in recent days has provoked fresh concern about the direction of our society. Sunday’s raucous behaviour which saw young men determined to use whatever they could get their hands on – rocks, sticks and all – to attack another, while desecrating a private cemetery after a popular event, was jarring. Monday’s shooting incidents […]

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#BTEditorial – The Barbadian miracle that is Bishop Joseph Atherley

We return to the unique circumstance of Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, especially in view of some of his recent utterances with respect to his position and status in the House of Assembly. We will not presume to be privy to any closed-door conversations which he would have had with God prior to the May […]

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