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#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 […]

David Comissiong

#BTEditorial – We must try getting it right the first time

The likes of Hollywood writers Woody Allen and the late Billy Wilder made millions for comical scripts that some in Barbados seem bent on providing for free. Perhaps, some of our fledgeling writers will take note of one specific situation in the island and put pen to paper or fingers to keypad for art’s sake. […]

On Ghana’s nurses and our ‘NHS’

We applaud the Barbados Nurses Association and the National Union of Public Workers, whose long-standing ties with their nurse-members would have driven their support for the Government’s plan to recruit nurses from one of this country’s ancestral nations, Ghana. They must know, surely better than the Unity Trade Union, led by Opposition’s Senator Caswell Franklyn, how […]

#BTEditorial – Skerritt’s First Test ends in disappointment

Three months after being elected president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ricky Skerritt has found himself in an unenviable position. Since beginning their quest for glory at the World Cup in victorious fashion over Pakistan, the West Indies have failed to win a match since. Losses to Australia, Bangladesh and England followed, along with a […]

Grynner

#BTEditorial – All hail Mighty Grynner, King of the Road

“Hot like fire, sweet like sugar, when you hear dem calling, dem calling for Grynner! Every Kadooment Day, he does mash up de highway – At the end of the day the man is King of de Road!” – MADD, “Tribute to Grynner”, 1991 We heartily welcome the decision that the Spring Garden Highway, the […]

#BTEditorial – Truth be told – it’s evident we did this

Over the past decade or so, there have not been many more farcical situations in Barbados than Opposition politicians blaming Government for any hike in crime and the reverse occurring when that same Opposition becomes the Government. During the Owen Arthur 14-year administration, whenever rampant criminality raised its ugly head the Democratic Labour Party had […]

#BTEditorial – For Pupil #3379

Dear Pupil #3379, No, you were not among the handful of pupils who were the toast of a nation’s media, including this outlet, for perfect and near-perfect performance in the Common Entrance examination. Your name may not yet be featured in the pages of this newspaper. But do not doubt you are a hero or […]

Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw during today’s press conference.

#BTEditorial – BSSEE Results: What the Minister said

As we reach a watershed in education with reforms to include the abolition of the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination – the common entrance exam for eleven-plus-year-olds – Barbados TODAY believes it is in the public interest that our readers gain insight from the Ministry of Education on its findings on student performance. We offer […]

Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw

#BTEditorial – Sleepless in Barbados… over the Eleven-Plus

For the next two days, parents, guardians, teachers and children alike restlessly, breathlessly, await the results of the Common Entrance Examination. With news that Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw will release the results on Monday at 10 a.m., the weekend is bound to produce sleepless nights, as parents and their primary school charges wait anxiously […]

The David Thompson Health and Social Complex

#BTEditorial – A malady in need of a remedy – and compromise

Just as delaying surgery to give a patient a better chance of survival or wellness is foolhardy, so too are the stalled negotiations on introducing 24-hour polyclinic services. Our nation has a health care system ranked among the best in the Caribbean. But we are all too aware of the challenges facing our public health […]

Justice Randall Worrell

#BTEditorial – Isn’t justice contrived, also justice denied?

The decision by High Court Judge Randall Worrell to clear the No. 2 Supreme Court’s calendar next week in order to adjudicate cases of persons on lengthy remand is to be commended.  The shameful saga of one inmate who had been on remand for almost a decade without a court appearance was exposed last week […]

William Yearwood

#BTEditorial – Tighten security at social events

In his 1997 song Waan Back, dancehall artist Anthony B lamented the fact that the simple act of going to a party was like heading into a war zone, with people willing to shoot you or ‘bust a Heineken bottle in your face if you stepped on a man’s shoelace’. He longed for a return […]

#BTEditorial – Untold riches of the only girl in the world

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is yet again the toast of not only Barbados but also the world. The 31-year-old Barbadian’s meteoric rise to stardom, from an unknown teenager to the wealthiest female musician, is living proof that dreams do come true. Now comes word that Rihanna’s fortunes are an estimated US$600 million, making her the richest […]

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