Category Archives: Blogging

Race Issue: Barbados and Everywhere Else

During the sitting of the Senate of 25 March 2021, Senator Rev. Dr. John A. Rogers delivered an interesting presentation. He referred to the heinous event history recorded as the Atlantic Slave Trade and its relevance to Barbados formulating fit for purpose policy to protect our future well-being in a volatile global space. The blogmaster recommends those interested in pursuing

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The Misdeeds of the USA

Two matters of interest to the blogmaster heading into the Easter weekend. This comment is meant for Pacha sent via the blogmaster’s mailbox: Re Chauvin’s trial I’m still shaking my head as to why the Minnesota murderer, Derek Chauvin, was not charged with first-degree murder in addition to/or in the alternative to various charges against him. Hope, however, springs eternal. 

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Don’t Mess with Our Children

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (friendly version) states at number 19 heading among other others of equal importance that: Protection from Violence – Governments must protect children from violence, abuse and being neglected by anyone who looks after them. UN Convention on the rights of the child In recent days Barbadians have been expressing outrage in response

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Teachers Want to Know… DID President Pedro Shepherd Ask to Lease BUT Lands for $1.00?

Submitted by Paula Seale Three years ago the BUT named a road in its housing project after former president Karen Best. There is a fence between the land of the project and the bus stop next to the hardware store in Hothersal if you want directions. Mrs. Best said her vice president Pedro Shepherd had wanted to lease the land to raise

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MCMANUS DEATH PROBED IN BARBADOS

The following report extracted from the Irish publication The PHOENIX – David, Blogmaster     THE DEATH on December 30 of 40 year old Emma McManus, daughter-in-law of zillionaire JP McManus, in the exclusive Caribbean Sandy Lane resort, reverberated around the super rich circles in Barbados as well as back home in Ireland. Confusion was the order of the day

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The USA is Burning

As the blogmaster is typing he is witnessing a scene in the US Capitol akin to what is associated in countries often described as banana republics. It is impossible to find the words to accurately describe events which have caused the ceremonial event of the Electoral College to be suspended as members scatter to preserve life and limb.

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Saint Vincent Judas Style

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Let us discuss Judas Law, Judas Politics, and Judas Business. The Vincentian Judas syndrome. Pontious Pilate and Herod were murderous statesmen, but unlike today’s political leaders they were then and are now historically called statesmen. Today in Saint Vincent, few political leaders can be classed as statesmen or even stateswomen. Today’s Saint Vincent leader is

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Sinful Leaders, Sinful Followers

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Alert raised as SVG’s volcano oozes magma, watch out 2021. Like Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, has the leadership of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines brought the wrath of God upon the heads of those who support such leadership? Jeremiah 23:1-4 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares

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Echoes of Delayed Responses: A Case for Human Rights in Barbados

Submitted by TK Butler-Intimate Partner Violence Survivor  Human Rights Advocate  Author & Activist @ Focus Barbados| Protect the Children JUSTICE DELAYED is justice denied. Barbados is becoming notorious for pushing matters under the rug for years, backlogged court cases, people remanded to jail and cases that don’t get called before the court until several years later, witnesses to cases being

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