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#BTEditorial – Barbados needs a larger police force

The peace and goodwill of the last 48 hours was indeed a welcome change from the violence that rocked several communities mere days before Christmas. And may it continue as the year closes and well into 2019. Most troubling, was the December 21 killing of pensioner Oscar “Nard” Hamblin who was shot in the head […]

#BTEditoral – Yes, Nicole, there is a Grinch. Don’t let him steal your joy

Dear Editor, I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is a Grinch and that he lives in Barbados. They say with all the people going home without jobs to come back to, that the Grinch is to blame. Mummy says, “If you see it in Barbados TODAY, it’s so.” So, […]

#BTEditorial – No more time to waste with SSA garbage

Everyone in Barbados should breathe a sigh of relief now that a pay agreement between the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) and the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) has been reached. The reluctance of sanitation workers not to work over the coming holiday weekends without overtime, threatened to turn the Yuletide mood into a stinky […]

#BTEditorial – Christmas change – for good

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And for most of us, it is. We love the celebration of family and friends, shopping, giving and unwrapping gifts, the lights, the tree, the music, the hustle and the bustle and all the other trimmings. But, for some, in Christmases past, present and foreseeable future, many […]

#BTEditorial – Please hold the applause; it’s still a work in progress

Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s report card is in. And the Government, naturally, has given itself a passing grade. Which government wouldn’t? Supporters of the Barbados Labour Party administration will naturally feel a sense of satisfaction with the report card even if government’s juggling of numbers – and public servants – has not translated into direct […]

#BTEditorial – Preserving the voices of Barbados

This year has seen a passing parade of the pioneers and the peerless in Barbadian entertainment – broadcasters Vic Brewster and Carson Small, calypsonian Charles Romeo Smith, actress Andrea Gollop-Greenidge and calypsonian and prolific songwriter Don Sir Don Marshall. These cultural icons were all household names to older Barbadians who watched, listened and celebrated their […]

#BTEditorial – Brexit’s loss could be the CSME’s gain

As the British people and Parliament drag themselves kicking and screaming towards exit from the European Union – Brexit – we pause to take stock of the latest efforts by our own would-be United States of the Caribbean with our multi-island answer to the European single market and customs union – the CARICOM Single Market […]

Dave Cameron

#BTEditorial – Dave Cameron just can’t

The tiniest flicker of hope that West Indies’ cricket is not deep in the doldrums has now, we regret to confirm, been utterly and irrevocably extinguished. So the regional team ends up on the losing end of yet another cricket series – nothing to see here. Except that this time, the woeful Windies went down […]

#BTEditorial – In high praise now of Robert “Bobby” Clarke

In some jurisdictions there would be books written about attorney-at-law and social activist Robert Bobby Clarke. In several other third-world countries, perhaps there might be pictures or statuettes adorning his alma maters, the walls of community centers or prominent state-owned buildings. Instead, successive governments have failed to recognize and honour officially an individual who has spent […]

#BTEditorial – That “come to Jesus moment” is here, Prime Minister

The shameful contents of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) 2013–2018 Report came up for debate for the second straight week as Parliament convened today. The contributions were much of the same, with several legislators expressing outrage, dismay, horror, even, at the appalling findings which have highlighted controversial deals, inappropriate approvals on some contracts, major costs […]

#BTEditorial – An idea whose time has come

There is nothing quite so irresistible as an idea whose time has come. France’s Grand Old Man of Letters, Victor Hugo, put it with characteristic élan: “One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.” And so, the idea that cannabis, available for medical use – which is already a […]

Wilfred Abrahams

#BTEditorial – Crisis? What crisis?

So it looks like Barbados’ sewage crisis on the South Coast will soon be over. Minister of Water Resource Management Wilfred Abrahams has reported that Government had begun construction and would soon be installing a temporary marine outfall off Worthing, which would solve the problem once and for all. The minister said he hoped work […]

#BTEditorial – Let’s get down to apolitical brass tacks!

If the current retrenchment exercise in Barbados does not force the masses to view the social dynamics of their country along impartial and nationalistic lines and not be blinded by political affiliations, then nothing will ever bestir us to reality. Polarization in the island has often led many political arguments to move from the sublime […]

#BTEditorial – Willing if able, to include

If ever Barbados ever needed a strong reminder that there is ability in the word dis-ability, it was served up tasty reminders at the first-ever Taste My Hand Culinary Competition staged by the Barbados Council for the Disabled over the weekend. It was simply an eye-opening, stomach-filling event, providing as much food for savouring as […]

#BTEditorial – A ticket to ride

You don’t need to be an articled clerk or lettered economist to prove the adage that if your lower the price of an admission ticket you often will get more bums on seats. It is as true for the church bazaar as it is for Caribbean aviation. And yet, season after season, government after government, […]

#BTEditorial – In plenty, and in time of need

As Barbadians prepare to celebrate this island’s 52nd year of Independence, there is much to be grateful for. The past decade has been a trying one for the average Barbadian, businesses and Government alike. While there has hardly been a silver lining amid the billowing dark clouds, a glimpse back to the years prior to […]

#BTEditorial – There is sabotage and then there is sabotage

It would be stretching credulity somewhat if we were to believe that Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s suggestion of “sabotage” in the ongoing retrenchment process was a newly-minted addition to Barbados’ political lexicon. The term has come up before in very direct manner and has also manifested itself in indirect terms. Interestingly, politicians in opposition often […]

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