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Tuesday Sermon – Jesus Parable

Submitted by Grenville Phillips II Today, I thought it useful to examine Jesus’ parable: “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. “But when the grain had sprouted

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Found and Lost

In 1776, the United States of America (USA) declared its independence from Britain, and there was war. France joined the USA in 1778, and attacked British interests in the Caribbean the following year. The French captured St Vincent and Grenada, and there was general panic in Barbados that we would be next. On 16 June 1779, Spain joined France in

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Engineer Paul Clifford

I recently had the privilege of working with Paul Clifford, a competent Engineer who died last week after falling through a roof. Carrying out inspections on suspect roofs, under cracked bridges, and in structurally damaged buildings is the life of a structural engineer. The personal safety-risk of performing structural inspections is very high, but completing the inspection and providing a

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Not Long for This World

All national economies are affected, either for good or bad, by politicians.  Our parliamentarians get to decide whether the national economy will be fair or corrupted. The Government collects taxes, and then spends a significant amount of our taxes to purchase products for our benefit.  These products include cars, hospital equipment, cleaning services, spare parts, and consultants’ services, and are

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Trying Our Best to Get Left Behind

Given our history, it was necessary that all Barbadians be given access to similar opportunities to create their futures.  Over the past 50 years, the Government of Barbados has facilitated this by providing all Barbadians with free access to health-care and education services.  Our children and elderly are also provided with free access to transportation services.  This is, by any

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They Were Actually Promising Us Debt

Update from the new political party Solutions Barbados (Grenville Phillips II) Dear Readers: Our system of Government requires politicians to compete for our votes every general election, for the responsibility of managing Barbados’ economy.  However, rather than it being mainly a competition of management proposals, our politicians tended to compete by trying to out-promise their opponents.  In the past, we

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