Tag Archives: Lord Nelson

A Time for Choosing

The following was submitted to traditional media and Barbados Underground by Khaleel – David, Blogmaster Like most Barbadians, I have not been tempted to engage with the debacle surrounding the statue of Lord Nelson. Many of us realize that, instead, now is the time to look toward meaningful change for people and address burning problems in this country.  The inequitable

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Minister John King is Wrong

Submitted by Tee White (article submitted to the Nation newspaper) Dear Editor I was shocked to read your article in the Nation of 18 June, which reported that Minister of Culture, John King, is opposed to ‘dumping Nelson’. Mr King is, of course, right that everybody can form their own personal opinions about any issue, including that of racism. However,

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Today’s Morality, Yesterday’s Culture

It is, I suppose, inevitable in a modern developing society that previous conduct, not then expressly treated as illegal or even taboo, would come one day to be judged in the harsh light of an arguably more humane polity, one more officially respectful of the rights of each individual to dignity and autonomy. The examples of this ethical dilemma as

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – “…The Ball that Shot Nelson” (2)

Last week, the first part of this column treated the submission by Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, that the statue of Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson had outlived its incongruous presence in Heroes Square and that its continued presence there makes Barbados a deviant and a pariah in the community of progressive nations that

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