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Barbados Today Articles
- Call the Police for Me
- Solving Barbados’ Gang Problems
- Staring into the Abyss
- Building High-maintenance Tombs
- Blinded to the Obvious
- When They Fail, We Suffer
- Telling the People The Truth
- Emancipation Day Message
- Paying the Piper.
- We Are All Third Parties.
- Governing By Fear or Faith
- The Last Straw
- Recommending Austerity?
- To trade school with you!
- The Way Forward (20 candidates) (7 June 2017)
- Berries for the Boys (Corrupting the national Economy) (31 May 2017)
- Does He Also Care (Online Pornography) (24 May 2017)
- Politicians Cannot Grade Themselves (17 May 2017)
- Lowering the cost of Living (10 May 2017)
- The Alternative to Austerity (3 May 2017)
- Why Barbados is Lagging Behind (26 April 2017)
- Who is the Real Third Party? (19 April 2017)
- The EPA is Still the Worst Trade Agreement for the Caribbean. (11 April 2017)
- How Employees can Protect their Salaries if our Dollar Devalues. (5 April 2017)
- Put Your House in Order Now! (28 March 2017)
- The EPA is a Bad Agreement for the Caribbean (22 March 2017)
- Open Letter to the Prime Minister – Some Advice (15 March 2017)
- Who Needs to Take Owen Arthur’s Bitter Medicine (8 March 2017)
- ISO 9001 is the Key for Better Management of Public Services (1 March 2017)
- How to Deal With President Trump (22 February 2017)
THEY WERE ACTUALLY PROMISING US DEBT: 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 seemed not to realise that their promises would be paid by them burdening us with higher taxes and our children with greater national debt.
HOLD ON BARBADOS – HELP IS STILL ON THE WAY: Celebrating 50 years of our political independence was an important national event that the Government should have been allowed to manage, without being distracted by constant criticism. Given the foreseen economic challenges this year, it was also important that Barbadians be allowed to enjoy the Christmas and New Year celebrations. With these events now behind us, we all need to consider the future of Barbados.
FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOP: The public is invited to a free 3-week training workshop to start and grow profitable home-based businesses, with little-to-no start-up money. The workshop is scheduled to start on Monday 20th June 2016 at 6:00 pm sharp in the Combermere School Hall. Unemployed, under-employed, and those frustrated with their employment should not squander this opportunity.
BRACE FOR IMPACT: The current administration has increased our debt to over 135% of our GDP . The IMF and rating agencies are screaming at us to change course otherwise we face devaluation. However, we should remember that Moody’s blamed the 2009 downgrade on the recklessness of the previous decade.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: After repeated warnings from the IMF and repeated downgrades by international rating agencies, perhaps the time has come for us to examine our books. Perhaps we should pay attention to the Caribbean examples of Guyana and Jamaica, who were recently the most prosperous Caribbean countries, but who over-spent and accumulated a debt pattern similar to our own.
FREE PUBLIC PRESENTATION: “SOLUTIONS BARBADOS – The Case (Justification) for a Third Political Party.” On Thursday 7th April 2016, at 6:00 pm in Combermere School Hall. Presenter: Grenville Phillips II. All are welcome to an entertaining and thought provoking presentation.
WHO THE CAP FITS – PROPERLY ASSIGNING BLAME: The blame for the current dismal state of national affairs does not rest on our untrained politicians, but on our cowardly but capable business persons who selfishly withheld their talents when we needed them most.
HOLD ON BARBADOS – HELP IS ON THE WAY: The problems hindering Barbados’ development, and their solutions are well known. But they have not been implemented for the past 40 years, and no explanation is given – we just have to “lump it”.