Category Archives: Morality

Fr. Harcourt Blackett Ignores Cry from Man Alleging ABUSE by Fellow Catholic Priest

Harcourt Vincent Blackett

Decisions we make are influenced by a moral compass. The degree a society is able to align to the collective beliefs and perspectives of citizens is a work-in-progress exercise. No absolutes, many shades of grey. Enlightened citizens understand we must unapologetically participate in our system of governance to ensure civil society actors are sufficiently aligned to collective values. The challenge

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Difficult Conversations – Ding-Dong

Grenville Phillips

There are several phases of marriage for men. The first is the wonderful honeymoon phase. A happy time. Then follows the woeful transition into ding-dong territory, where friction and tension become common-place as two people try to become one. I am currently in the ding-dong avoidance phase. That is where men do everything reasonably possible to avoid ding-dong. Men should

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Forgive Politicians, ‘They Know Not What They Do’

Politicians

The blogmaster replied to retired trade unionist Facebook post titled Barbados Exports to Caricom and the World: Robert Morris you have highlighted maintenance issues we must confront, however, you did not address the inadequate capacity as a country to earn in order to satisfy conspicuous consumption behaviour and generate employment opportunities. Robert Morris replied: David King, Sorry to repeat. You

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GONE HAYWIRE

Submitted Observing Things are so out of whack recently that I think we have gone haywire. Let me just toss a few random disjointed thoughts out there to get a real real feel for where we are right now. Persons on bail for vicious murders…BUT…end up committing others after Local parties and fetes are restricted…BUT…visitors can plan 2 months ahead

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DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS- SHUT UP AND LIVE

Grenville Phillips

A group of artists recorded a compilation of songs.  Their compilation was uploaded on YouTube (outside of Barbados), where it had to compete with over 800 million other videos.  After one week, it joined hundreds of millions of other videos in the YouTube graveyard. Three weeks later, Barbadian: politicians, news media, clergy, and business leaders started to vigorously promote the

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How De Yutes Get So?

Submitted by Just Observing 26 years ago there was a hue and cry when a then young Minister of Education who managed a group of artists brought school aged students to the Wildey Gymnasium to be “feted” by none other than Mr. Edwin Yearwood, Pic of De Crop winner. At the time this mass “party” was unheard of but clearly

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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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Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine…

Submitted by CARIBBEAN AGAINST APARTHEID IN PALESTINE [CAAP] Media Release This month Israel’s Government plans to formally steal large swathes of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, culminating decades of gradual de facto annexation through the appropriation of land, forcible displacement of the Palestinian population, and the transfer of an Israeli settler population into the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Israel is only able to

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This Island State

Submitted by Mama Leah “look at the King, look at the King, the King, the King, the King is without his clothes.” Barbados has no legislation to specifically address and protect abuse of the Elderly. You would think that a country that boasts so many centenarians would have had the presence of mind to prepare and provide for this group

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Monday Sermon – Encourage Others To Growth

Last week, we learnt that Jesus instructed those who wanted to follow Him, that they should obey His commandments.  These commandments or instructions train the follower for future responsibilities.  As we train, we grow. Those who choose not to pursue this training will not lose their salvation.  However, they do themselves a grave disservice.  If they happen to be influential,

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Sex in Schools

Solutions Barbados is disappointed with the Ministry of Education’s weak response, to the warnings from Charlie Spice of the Adult Industry Association. Mr Spice noted that over the past three years, there have been countless child pornography videos of Barbadian school children circulating via smart phones.  He noted that child prostitution was growing exponentially across Barbados, and that Barbados was

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The Rhetoric of Austerity

ECONOMIST SIR FRANK ALLEYNE says one of the reasons why Barbados was in the current economic mess was the country’s failure to pay workers based on productivity. Sir Frank, one of the Freundel Stuart administration’s trusted advisers, said yesterday that had the various governments followed through on the productivity focus after the 1991 economic crisis, many of the problems the

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