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Adrian Loveridge Column – Barbados Welcome Stamp a ‘Hit’

There can be no reasonable doubt that the 12 month Barbados Welcome Stamp initiative has brought the destination an almost unparalleled level of media and public awareness and kudos to all those involved in its conception and ongoing content enhancement. Amongst, the latest exposure is the planned Lion Television Scotland 60 minute documentary, which in their words, will ‘follow adventurous

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Covid 19 Pandemic Stress Test

Submitted by Steven Kaszab When logic, emotions and reality checks hit the mark. IS YOUR MIND LIKE A TORTURE CHAMBER DURING THIS PANDEMIC, ZAPPING YOUR CREATIVITY AND TAKING YOU DOWN? I have been a manufacturer for 30 +years. And in that time have been in many stressful situations.We all have. But since the pandemic hit, I have experienced a whole

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Grenville Phillips Speaks – I Do Not Know

The Government recently patched potholes along the road to Brighton in St George. It was foreseen that the high-quality asphalt, and the effort to install it, would be wasted. After the recent heavy rains, the asphalt washed away, the potholes became larger, and we simply resumed the daily game of ‘dodge-the-pothole’. Engineers normally use words like sub-standard, and poor workmanship,

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Election Day in St. George North

Today the electorate of St. George North will vote for a member of parliament to fill the vacancy created by the ‘retirement’ of Gline Clarke. The blogmaster’s assessment is that it will be a straight contest between Floyd Reifer (DLP) and Toni Moore (BLP). Of the so-called third parties Grenville Phillips should retain third option in the number count. We

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“Circle of Secrecy” Children, Sexual Abuse, and the Catholic Church in Africa

Thus, when others impose the image of their deity upon you while you abandon your Gods, and accept theirs, you inevitably become their spiritual prisoner — Dr. John Henrik Clarke In every culture, there is a belief in a supernational being (Almighty), and the relationship between humans and God requires worship and sacrifice. And, in any recorded human history, humans

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Adrian Loveridge Column – No Effective Consumer Banking Regulation

While there have been a very few notable exceptions, I believe there is a great deal more our local based companies could do to ‘smart partner’ and create joint promotions to help stimulate our tourism economy. Those exceptions include one of our banks offering cash back on credit card usage which accumulates during the year and eventually paid back to

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Closing Arguments

I believe that all candidates in this by election are accomplished persons, who can competently represent the people of St George North.  However, can they address the specific problems facing this constituency? The housing, drainage, roads, water, and transportation problems require engineering solutions – which I specialise in.  The unemployment problems require business development solutions, which I also specialise in.

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A Most Dangerous Secret

Candidates for political office normally identify problems in the constituency, and describe their capacity to address them.  All Candidates identified housing, roads, road repairs, transportation, drainage, and high unemployment as major problems in St George North. These problems have persisted through repeated BLP and DLP administrations.  If those administrations were serious about addressing them, they would have assembled the following

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Adrian Loveridge Column – In Times to Come

While uncertainty currently rules the day, there are still people out there with vision and the fundamental belief that our tourism industry will not only recover, but flourish in times to come. For most of us, despite having traded though all the previous challenges including 911, SARS and others, the Covid-19 pandemic has been what can only be described as

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