Barbadians reminded of irony how former Commerce Minister debated EU on blacklisting
All ones who run for, are in, or are past being involved in national electoral politics face peculiar tests, not all of which they pass. Those who hold office in other public institutions like faith communities, trade unions, private sector agencies and so on face and sometimes fail similar tests. Even we who run homes and social groups fare likewise.
That specific power is used to sexually and physically abuse children, to determine that houses and land will go for sexual or special favours, to abuse disabled people, to distribute illegal substances, to engage in financial malfeasance, to start trade, race and other wars inside and outside of the local territory among other evils that withhold justice, or worse, withhold love. That power is also used to great effect to make citizens more moral-like what is given in the meaning of a traffic light or the mutual care in team support.
The media as public voice and source of information is prime among those political authorities. You serve a critical role of helping us know how to choose, hence how to be.
As far as I can determine, there is no such thing called “news” that can be found hanging about in the environment. There is what editors , journalists and owners of media organs determine that the public might find interesting or useful or titillating and so on. But some of these authorities also do great work in spreading a useful morality and widening awareness.
As I say the above, it is curious that previous trade Minister Inniss’ photograph accompanying the charge looks like every other black male on your crime pages and not as we normally see ministers of Government.
Instead of doing as I ask, you could alternatively publish my letter here. I hope you do.
Margaret D. Gill