#BTEditorial – Make Lent a time to give back, not just give up

Yesterday began the annual observance of the sacred Lenten season on the Christian liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday marks the start and lasting until Palm Sunday, the week before Easter Sunday, the Lenten season is 40 days, not counting Sundays. It is imore..

On the right to choose and improving social services

Two things caught my attention in the national discourse over the last few days. These were the continued discussion about abortion and a woman’s right to choose and the notion that money is needed in order to improve social services in Barbados. The debamore..

Decolonizing the Caribbean mind

Now that we are on the tail end of celebrating Black history month, there is no better time to open up about the effects of white supremacy and decolonizing the minds of our people. Rihanna did us proud at the NAACP awards by speaking up for the umbrella more..

A historic opportunity for fiscal reform

While the protests that are still unfolding in several Latin American and Caribbean countries were triggered by discontent with public services or the price of transportation, they are fundamentally driven by anger over the persistence of inequality. Dispmore..

Jubilation as cruise liner passengers test negative for COVID-19

Three passengers showing flu-like symptoms aboard the Carnival Fascination cruise-liner have all tested negative for the Coronavirus COVID-19, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced just before midnight. She spoke while addressing some of the 37 Barbadians more..

Counsellors on the lookout for sneaky students

Children are becoming extremely crafty in their efforts to sneak illegal drugs and alcohol into the school system and in some cases, they have even managed to distort the results of drug testing. According to President of the Barbados Association of Guidamore..

George Franklin Grant – pioneering dentist invented the golf tee

George Franklin Grant, DMD 1870, was the second African-American graduate of Harvard Dental School (now the Harvard School of Dental Medicine) and the second African American dental school graduate in the country. He was also the first African American famore..

Celebrating close ties . . . UK-Barbados relations in good standing

British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Her Excellency Mrs Janet Douglas hosted a reception at her residence to celebrate the enduring friendship between Barbados and the UK. The high-level event took place in the company of the Gomore..

Farewell to an Unsung Hero . . . A Tribute to Susan Belgrave Matheson

Yesterday, the penitential tone of Ash Wednesday took on a solemnity of Good Friday when I learned of the passing of Susan Belgrave Matheson FRSA. I wept. However, any questioning of the fairness of life was assuaged by the knowledge that her parents got more..

Opposition wants stiffer penalties for crimes against tourists

With Barbados still dealing with the negative publicity resulting from the shooting of a Canadian tourist, the Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) is suggesting that Government should consider increasing the penalties for attacksmore..