Author Archives: David

What do the Residents of St George North Want?

From my visits to almost every community in St George North, I have found one consistent desperate need. The employed want work for the unemployed, and the unemployed want work. All other issues were secondary. All five candidates in this by-election (BLP, DLP, Solutions Barbados, UPP, and PdP) have a responsibility to propose workable solutions to the unemployment problems in

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Intentional Mis-Education of Africa

“Education without interrogation, teacher don’t teach me nonsense” The arrow of time is always delving deeper in us, constantly forcing us forward, and in any story, time only flows when the story is told. The arm of time is always ticking to the beat of change, and change is as constant as time. We should move along with time, and

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Keeping Tourism Alive

Last week the global communications agency, Finn Partners, released a fascinating, well researched and insightful report, entitled Domestic Tourism-Recovery Starts at Home, which highlights 25 of the world’s most innovative and creative campaigns that show how domestic tourism is helping destinations recover until international travel substantially returns. In their words ‘As travel restrictions around the world remain in flux, the

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Opposition Parties Reach Compromise to Run One Candidate in St. George North By Election

Last week the four main opposition political parties announced they will combine forces to support one candidate in the by-election to be held on the 11 November 2020 in St. George North. Leading political commentator @budavid described the move has “shrewd”and one that finally demonstrated a level of political maturity not witnessed since universal suffrage in the Caribbean. When asked

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Religiosity and Failed African States

The greatest tragedy of all African states is the introduction of foreign gods and languages, cemented by tribes, decimated by education without interrogation or intelligence. Welcome to Africa, the new Africans, our world, our opportunities. Before the advent of foreign intrusion into Africa, African societies have their concept of Supreme Being or High God, which is generally held to be

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CXC’s Options

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a Caribbean institution. As Caribbean nationals, we should insist that the integrity of Caribbean institutions be protected. If our institutions provide a high-quality product, their integrity is automatically protected. CXC has one main product – its examinations. There are three basic components of that product. Namely, a syllabus of information for students to understand,

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Rediscover re-DISCOVER

Interesting to see that Jamaica recently launched another major tourism initiative branded ‘Rediscover Jamaica’. They clearly feel, as another largely tourism dependent nation, that there still remains a significantly large enough employed or financially independent section of the population to validate such a programme. Speaking at the official launch, Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett urged persons to take

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THE SEARCH FOR RELEVANCE

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim While one must never forget the past, nothing is to be gained by overly rehashing the historic failures of the previous DLP Administration. These speak for themselves. Cheap excuses do not suffice, either. Nor do recent attempts by “the old guard” to reincarnate and resurrect themselves after their May 2018 near absolute annihilation. Pray tell what

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Phartford Files: St. George By-Election: Acid Test or Tonic Water?

Submitted by Ironside There is going to be a by-election in St. George North and some parties have already announced their candidates. I will not waste time speculating about the reasons – real or imagined- why the sitting MP Glyne Clarke has resigned from parliament and is taking up a diplomatic post in Canada. That is for the gossip posse.

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What About CRIME Stupid

This morning the blogmaster entered the local newsfeed from traditional media to be swamped with the predictable-news about the selection of General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Toni More to represent the BLP in St. George North in the upcoming by-election. The proposal by the government to rename the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill in Owen

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