Tag Archives: Errol Barrow

Errol Barrow — Architect of a Collective CARICOM Foreign Policy

This coming Monday, the 21st of January 2019, is the 99th anniversary of the birth of Barbadian national hero Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, and will be celebrated in Barbados as “Errol Barrow  Day” – a national public holiday. In light of the recent happenings in the Organization of American States (OAS) when, on having to deal with a Resolution

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Destruction of the Public Service Started with Errol Barrow

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 the Nation published a column captioned, “Not a pretty picture” by Dr. Frances Chandler. I generally agreed with much of what she had written. For the most part, she criticised many of the shortcomings of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), justifiably so in my opinion. I was actually enjoying her contribution until three-quarters was through

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Comissiong Critiques “Barrow – Freedom Fighter”

Submitted by David Comissiong The premiere of a film of such national significance as “Barrow- Freedom Fighter” should automatically call forth a substantive critique by such entities as the national newspapers, the University, the Barbados Film and Video Association, the various Arts societies, and/or the many independent Barbadian scholars and academics. But since it would appear that none of these

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Public and Private Sectors in Need of Urgent Reform

Submitted by William Skinner The late prime Minister, Mr. Errol Barrow, singlehandedly turned the public against our public servants by declaring them “an army of occupation”. Barrow was known for literally inflicting fear in those public servants, who refused to bend to his crude form of professional and political bullying. We are a strange country that expects to plant okra

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Errol Barrow Refused to be JOSHUA

Extracted from Open Letter to the Prime Minister: The People’s Price Tag on a Republic posted by flyonthewall. Barbadians love their biblical stories and heroes, and they are adept at finding parallels in their own time. The story that resonates most strongly for black Barbadians, as indeed it has done for black Christians everywhere, is the freeing of the Israelites

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Barbados Then and Now

Barbados is about to celebrate 48 years of Independence (whatever that means). You will read a lot of trite proffered by well meaning Barbadians in the days to come. The BU picture gallery clearly confirms that Barbados has made quantum strides in physical development. The speeches by Sir Grantley Adams, son Tom  and the late Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow

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Barbados at the Cross Roads

Submitted by BLP Supporter The recent debate public forum style, on Saturday at Springer Memorial School, amplifies what we most feared. Barbados is at a cross roads. “The outcome of the next general elections will decide our fate. We will either continue nonchalantly or dare to make difficult decisions“… Barbados of past, has shown the international community through its sustained

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Westminster or West Sinister? Where Have All The Great Men Gone?

Submitted by Old Onion Bag Rather than have to think about my crime, I’d prefer to be completely unconscious – MACBETH As once one of the more rapid evolving Third World countries, Barbados in past years has shown  the world (once envied by Singapore) its sustained economic prudence and masterful copying of the Westminster style Government and laws aptly earning

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