Category: Editorial

Back to business

Crop-Over Festival is a necessary diversion

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Save the misery

Spared again! Those two words ably sum up how most Barbadians ought to feel after a very slight brush by Tropical Storm Ernesto before sunrise this morning. We are sure there are some repeating that oft heard term “God is truly a Bajan!” That, it would appear, can be the only justification for the “protection” […]

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Blame yourself

Recently, a letter writer complained about the unpleasant experience of being at the sea when a heavy downpour of rain was quickly followed by a deluge of debris and dirty water encircling the area in which her family was bathing. Her concern was the speed at which the water turned from its inviting colour to […]

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Robbing the cops

We return today to the Royal Barbados police Force.

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Dottin v. Hinds

High Court Judge Madame Justice Elneth Kentish is to close rendering her decision

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A safe climax

Barbados moves into the last lap of the “sweetest summer festival” with some of the biggest events on the annual national calendar set to take place. Starting tomorrow morning there will be more than enough to please the palates of culture loving Bajans and visitors. Sunrise in the morning is sure to find hundreds of […]

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We're way off track

In a matter of hours, the city of London will be under unprecedented scrutiny with the start of the Summer Olympics. Athletes from every corner of the globe have already converged on the ancient city with the hope of making their mark on the internat

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Just a front!

In many ways Barbados is a paradox — or perhaps better put, a series of paradoxes. One does not have to scratch too deeply below the surface to arrive at a conclusion that in many ways when you are speaking about Barbados what you see is NOT what you get. We have developed a society […]

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National duty

In a different political incarnation, then Leader of the Queen’s loyal Opposition Clyde Mascoll, repeatedly made calls for a restructuring of Barbados’ vulnerable economic base.

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Guns or people?

Last Friday morning the world awoke to the news that a lone gunman in Aurora…

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Without change…

When Barbadians ponder on the possible implications of the decision of Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the island’s credit

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Time to take back!

Society and culture are not static things.

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Talk to the people

The only thing more depressing, or perhaps annoying, when one is faced with a personal crisis, is to hear someone you look to for comfort and assistance say “I told you so”, or “Don’t blame me, it is your fault!”.

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You lapse, you die!

Nick Buckles is not alone.†While the chief executive officer of the international security firm G4S — an affiliate of which is located in Barbados — squirms under the embarrassment his company faces in the United Kingdom, the importance generally

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Time to talk

Well, the cat is out of the bag and Bajans have started the debate.

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Pleasing the people

We are at that point in the Crop-Over Festival where interest and activities begin to pick up as we race toward the big day — Grand Kadooment.

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Disaster self help

If Barbadians ever need a vivid reminder of the power of nature to catapult us from relative comfort to absolute misery, we only need to look northward toward Haiti.

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