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Tag Archives: Editorial

  1. Meet Shawn Richards, Leader of the People’s Action Movement by Joel Liburd

    C A V E A T Opinions expressed in this article are solely at remit of the author, and in no way reflect nor endorsed by management nor staff of The Bajan Reporter Shawn Richards squandered two opportunities, the first in 2015 and the second in 2020, to become prime minister of the Federation of […]

    July 29, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Barbados Renewable Energy Association blue vex at Newspaper Article implying “Ponzi Scheme” and submits rebuttal

    In the interest of providing the public with accurate information, the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) feels it necessary to correct erroneous information which has been circulated in an article that recently appeared on social media and in several parts of the Press regarding an alleged “energy Ponzi scheme“. This title is very inaccurate and […]

    May 31, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. “DEEP ABIDING DISAPPOINTMENT” (We are failing our children, Shame on us all) by Paula Anne Moore

    There are few services which  have more of a fundamental and intimate impact on most families than education. There have been several hot topics of late: resumption of face to face school, prayers, the policing of boys’ hair in school, student cellphone use. (Even Rihanna’s pregnant belly and Will Smith’s slap). What is concerning is […]

    April 6, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. “Be careful what you wish for: Part 2” by Paula Ann Moore

    As parents, we endorse many of the concerns expressed by the current President of the BUT, regarding the importance of earliest bilateral, two-way stakeholder engagement, in an issue as fundamental as the contemplated transformation of our national education system, as recently reported in the media. We have so many ‘kestions’, and look forward to more […]

    March 11, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  5. The world will pay a high price for Russian aggression: By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The invasion by the Russian Federation of the sovereign state of Ukraine has been roundly condemned by most countries of the world. However, Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, announced his support of it. Had President Maduro stopped short at his statement that: “We repudiate and reject all plans to surround Russia militarily and strategically. Russia has […]

    March 1, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2021: REV. DERICK A. RICHARDS, PRESIDENT – METHODIST CHURCH, SOUTH CARIBBEAN DISTRICT

    I want to begin by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! This is normally a time of year when families and friends gather in a spirit of joy and hope, however, to celebrate this year as we have in the past will be difficult if not impossible. This Christmas arrives against a backdrop of much […]

    December 25, 2021EditorialNo comments
  7. World Peace Ambassador shares his view on Government’s intention to remove God from the Republic Charter

    I was asked what is my view on the proposal to remove God from the upcoming Charter? I would like to establish the fact that God is not an authority found only in words, the rule of God is both eternal, universal and cosmic, the laws of God are steadfast and can’t be affected by […]

    November 30, 2021Breaking News, Featured, Political1 comment
  8. The CXC Tragedy: One Year On

    September 22 marks one year since the release of the Caribbean Examination Council’s 2020 CSEC and CAPE examination results, and the start of a struggle to secure the best interests of, and fair and accurate grades for, our region’s students. It was our earnest hope that 12 months on, we could report that all issues […]

    September 25, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. “We Don’t Need the G7” by Jeffrey D. Sachs, courtesy ‘Project Syndicate’

    The latest G7 summit was a waste of resources. If it had to be held at all, it should have been conducted online, saving time, logistical costs, and airplane emissions. But, more fundamentally, G7 summits are an anachronism. Political leaders need to stop devoting their energy to an exercise that is unrepresentative of today’s global […]

    June 16, 2021Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  10. In the shadow of 2018’s “Redwash,” Former BLP Campaign Mgr brags ‘The Democratic Labour Party has much to celebrate this year’

    This year holds particular significance for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). The party will celebrate its 60th (Diamond) Anniversary of being first elected to government in 1961, and the 50th (Gold) Anniversary of being elected as the first government under the single member constituency system. The 1961 General Elections were the first held subsequent to […]

    May 25, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  11. Letter To the Editor: “Return to a Paradise” by Dr Victor Eastmond

    There are currently more questions than I can answer and hence I hope this letter encourages responses. The first one is “How can Barbados return to normal?” It is my opinion that our country can return to the Pre-Covid era by either turning the clock back or have the island fully vaccinated along with adherence […]

    May 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  12. Former BLP Campaign Manager suggests stories at CBC are disappearing?

    Are news stories at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) being washed through the newly created Public Affairs Department? Are select stories being deliberately omitted from CBC’s coverage, unlike at the other media houses, where they are widely covered? Given my personal experience of what transpired over the past week, I am now forced to ask […]

    May 19, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  13. THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE 2020 CXC EXAM FIASCO IS SO IMPORTANT TO US ALL

    ‘The fish rots from the head‘ The COVID-19 Pandemic has served to reveal pre-existing inequities and challenges within our societies. It has ripped the scab off of the wound that is our societal ills. Similarly, the 2020 CXC Exam Fiasco  from September 2020′, has revealed to the entire region what teachers and principals have been […]

    April 19, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Difficult Conversations – “How to own your house in six years” by Grenville Phillips II

    A home mortgage is the price people pay for having a house before it is fully paid for. The price the unfortunate homeowners must pay is very high indeed – they must repay more than twice what they borrowed. Why would people choose to repay so much, in an uncertain economy, for 30-years? Why would […]

    March 25, 2021BusinessNo comments
  15. “Difficult Conversations – Stay and Live” by Grenville Phillips II

    On 1st August 2007, the Interstate-35 West bridge collapsed in Mississippi, killing 13 people and injuring 145. During the news reports, Engineers were criticized for not being explicit enough in their warnings about the “structurally deficient” rating of the bridge. Two months after the bridge collapsed, I wrote an article explicitly warning about the vulnerability […]

    March 21, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  16. Chair of the NCSA celebrates International Women’s Day

    I am delighted for this opportunity to offer congratulations to women of all walks of life on March 8th, the day designated as International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021. Since 1911, IWD has been that day annually when we celebrate and recognise, on a worldwide basis, women’s achievements – historical, social, familial, cultural, economic and political. […]

    March 8, 2021HealthNo comments
  17. USA – #Cuba normalization could increase production of #COVID19 vaccines

    If U.S. President, Joe Biden, eases the trade embargo against Cuba, one benefit to developing countries, including the Caribbean, could be greater access to coronavirus vaccines at an affordable price. Cuban scientists have been working on four vaccine candidates to counter the virus. They believe that their most successful candidate, Sovereign 2, will enter a […]

    March 2, 2021Breaking News, Editorial, HealthNo comments
  18. An Open Letter to those in charge of the Barbados COVID-19 Vaccine Programme

    I Have Questions… The polite version of what I want to say is this: What the red rotating rangate is going on? I registered 12 days ago and have yet to receive any word on where or when I can get my vaccination… On the one hand we have the official advice to “Wait for […]

    March 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. Getting Through Tough Economic Times Without Substance Abuse

    Recent articles in the press have pointed to concerns of an increase in antisocial activity given these challenging economic times. The National Council on Substance Abuse acknowledges that economic downturns can be frightening to everyone, but reminds us that there are coping mechanisms – engaging in healthy activities, positive thinking, supportive relationships, and seeking help […]

    January 21, 2021Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Understanding and collaboration critical for Barbados’ survival

    With the start of a New Year, we officially have moved away from 2020 which has been a remarkable year for every nation on this earth. Few nations, if any, have been spared the onset of the coronavirus since the United Nations declaration of the COVID-19 as a pandemic in mid-March this year. As we […]

    January 12, 2021Breaking News, EditorialNo comments
  21. “The Birth of a Pothole” by Grenville Phillips II

    After an asphalt pavement has been laid for about a decade, it is normal for rectangular shaped cracks to appear on the surface. These cracks can be economically sealed to prevent further damage to the pavement. Sometimes, a road is not designed for the actual amount of traffic, and the pavement can crack from overuse […]

    December 11, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  22. “An Unacceptable Risk” – Solutions Barbados Press Release

    The voters of St George North will soon elect someone to represent their concerns in Parliament. This representation consists of explaining voters’ problems, and defending their solutions after scrutiny from 29 other members of Parliament. None of us Candidates have ever debated in Parliament. Therefore, voters have no idea whether we can defend our plans, […]

    October 26, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

    It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices. Too often, their voices are silenced, in households, in schools and in the public sphere. For millions of girls around the world, silence is enforced through […]

    October 11, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  24. Has the time come for Facebook to make an appointment with Dr Kevorkian?

    WhatsApp was designed by a so called Facebook failure, yet Facebook ended up buying the global text service and enriching that creator. So before I return let me note I joined FB in 2006 but didn’t get Reported until 2011 by a religious prude for a naughty Santa. But not until this year have I […]

    September 15, 2020Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Solutions Barbados: “Nelson The Astronaut”

    There is more evidence to support the claim that Nelson built a space shuttle, went into Earth’s orbit and brought back the cow that jumped over the moon, than for Nelson being a racist white supremacist mass-murderer. In both claims, history would need to be invented. Nelson modifying his ships to improve their performance during […]

    August 5, 2020EditorialNo comments