Category: Editorial

Date not the issue

We will resist the urge to refer to current happenings in Barbados as being attributable to the “silly season” – although some of the conduct is nothing short of silly, and not just by politicians. The island is in full election mode, no matter how many times the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart refuses to disclose […]

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Saving Sp'town

Since the early part of the year, for a number of reasons, the lack of activity in the northern town of Speightstown has received a significant amount of attention from the news media. In Bajan terms, Speightstown is seen as being somewhere between nearly dead and dead. At this stage, however, the most important question […]

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21st century policing

Yesterday, a fresh corps of police recruits passed out from the Regional Police Training Centre in Christ Church

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Giving back won't hurt!

For much of last week the various arms of what has become known as the social media were hot with discussion about what appeared to be a plan by the Government to introduce some form of mandatory national youth service. Those Barbadians who believe that our young people pay little or no attention to matters […]

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Saved by Sammy

Since the passage of the glory days of the early 1980s to the mid 1990s, Caribbean cricket lovers have had more periods of anguish than joy.

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West Coast hodgepodge

In a world characterised by constant change, only the extremely brave or foolhardy will venture to be emphatic about everything on which he or she has opportunity to pronounce. And the change that has impacted so many lives since the start of the economic recession in the middle of the last decade makes it even […]

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Silence deafening

Where is the urgency?

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Benefits for businesses

For the last three days Barbados was the centre of attention in Caribbean and Latin American small business circles. Probably to the envy of many of its regional counterparts, the island attracted more than 1,000 participants as it became the first English-speaking Caribbean country to host the Inter-American Forum on Micro-enterprise, better known as FOROMIC. […]

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Hope for project?

Whither the Four Seasons Project?

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Question of leadership

These are interesting political times for both the ruling Democratic Labour Party and the Opposition Barbados Labour Party, as well as for some of the main protagonists to be found in the two institutions. As the weeks progress toward the inevitable calling of a general election, the question of leadership will be discussed more and […]

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Grab hold of opportunity

As the country observes Education Month which begins today, and celebrates its teachers, there is a need to pause and reflect on what has been achieved over the last 50 years of free education. Apart from the misnomer that education is free, Barbados’ achievements on the educational sphere have been plenty. We have doctors, lecturers, […]

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We thank you, Jones

Sports administration can be a lonely and thankless place. And when you are the head of an organisation overseeing the most widely played sport in the land your task is even more difficult – often nigh impossible. There are few in Barbados who would know this more than outgoing Barbados Football Association President Ronald Jones. […]

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Counting the cost

“…You can see how many people want to nurse the government and by the time all of this is finished our nipples are bound to be very sore, but we will do our best in the interests of the people of Barbados. It’s an obligation from which we cannot escape” – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart […]

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Violence in God's name

One does not have to be Marxist to appreciate, if not be governed by the saying: “Religion is the opiate of the masses”. One should not have to be a non-believer to surmise that the violent turmoil in the Middle East over the satirizing of Muslim prophet Muhammad in film is unnecessary. One does not […]

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Lessons learnt?

A confirmed 35 deaths, 8,000 homes destroyed, and 20,000 people left homeless. Unless you are keen student of Barbadian history, have an elderly relative who related their first hand experience, or are otherwise enlightened, these statistics might mean very little to you. In fact, they might appear foreign to the point that you think to […]

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Spotlight on Alzheimer’s

“I was telling someone the other day that I think Alzheimer’s may be even worse than cancer. At least (with) cancer there is pain and when you’re gone, you’re gone, but you can have Alzheimer’s for 10 years, 20 years and just be there withering away. It is a very frightening disease.” These heartfelt words […]

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Bearing the burden

It is often said that when the United States sneezes Barbados catches a cold. In recent times that statement has been often used within the context of economic matters, although there are some who would suggest the impact of American culture over recent decades has been more pervasive. On this occasion we speak of it […]

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