Category Archives: Opinion

The George Brathwaite Column – Efficiency Without Job Cuts: Mia and the IMF

“Representative democracy is a messy means of translating collective desires into optimal levels of government service provision; the absence of referenda and direct forms of balloting for specific goods and services leads to an oversupply of government.” – (Howard A. Frank). Forthright discussions on the state of Barbados’ economy, including criticisms on how it is being handled in contradistinction to

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – More Tourists Coming to Barbados!

The announcement that the Charlotte flight will now become a daily non-stop service from December is great news. While the Greater Charlotte area boasts a population of over one million if you include Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia or the NC-SC Metropolitan Area (MSA) that number soars to over 2.52 million people, according to a 2014 census. Charlotte Duncan International Airport (CLT) opens up

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The Jeff Cumberbatch – Constructive Opposition

It could scarcely be considered unfair or invalid to argue that the appointment of Bishop Joseph Atherley as the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Lower House of Parliament was not a universally popular one. From those who considered that a literal interpretation of the Constitutional text does not accommodate an individual MP being appointed leader of the

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To Build or NOT to Build – A National Conversation is Required

Submitted by David Comissiong, Concerned Citizen To continue to build on the beaches of Barbados or not to build — that is the question! (And whether or not to start the practice of constructing towering buildings along the coastline of Barbados — that is an associated question!) My own personal position is that we have already done enough building on

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