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WORLD VIEW: Caribbean wouldn’t tolerate external interference on Republics

OF all the fanciful reasons imputed to the decision of the government to make Barbados a Republic, shedding its monarchical status with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, the most surprising has come from the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Commons, Tom Tugendhat.

EDITORIAL: Our prison system is not doing its job

WHATEVER we are doing, it is not working.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The alternative to opioid medication

I HAVE long said the barber shop is the last bastion of free speech. All topics are fair game and all opinions whether intellectual or idiotic are up for debate.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Take to the streets - Moms Lives Matter too

There’s a potential major movement that hasn’t attracted a blaring headline or, come to think of it, a single official member yet. But you can feel its rumblings stirring. Even if it got fully organized, even if it huffed and puffed and built numbers and momentum, its members would be mostly selfless, well-behaved people who would never incite a fuss, let alone stage a riot, take to looting or toss hand grenades. They’d probably be cleaning, polishing and storing the ammo.

EDITORIAL: A squabble not fit for the schoolyard

THE dispute between Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd and the president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson, has all the hallmarks of a schoolyard squabble.

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STATESIDE: Game of Thrones had nothing on this tangled web spun through the courts and corridors of D.C.

Gender and race politics are dominating the news in the US these days. What else is new?

EDITORIAL: Now is the moment for Freeport

NEVER has the saying “it is now or never” felt more urgent than in the case of Freeport.

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FRONT PORCH: In politics you need more than blind ambition to lead - try humility and an ability to learn

Politics is about the long game, with even the most egotistical and self-possessed politicians requiring the capacity for growth, learning and humility to succeed and to realize their ambitions, including becoming Prime Minister in our system of government.

Tourism remains our golden goose - for now

THERE is a healthy dose of realism in the comments from Finance Minister Peter Turnquest about trying to diversify the country’s income.

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ALICA WALLACE: If only we could learn practise the old maxim - it’s good to talk

Over the past few weeks, I have had speaking roles at numerous youth conferences, workshops and specialised sessions. There have been a few recurring themes but the one that stood out is teen relationships. During the question and answer periods and later on email or social media, participants having been asking a range of questions on topics including sex, violence and red flags.

EDITORIAL: Battling to hide documents is no sign of transparency

ANOTHER day, another setback for the government at the Supreme Court.

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FACE TO FACE: Whatever happened to the Marquis of Nassau?

During my years as a full-time reporter for The Tribune, I had the opportunity to not only write for news, but also for features, sports and business. I actually ended up in the business department working under Neil Hartnell as senior business reporter before I left to hone my skills in broadcasting with ZNS news.

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WORLD VIEW: Has the time come for Caribbean republics?

IN 1994, shortly after Antigua and Barbuda and Cuba established diplomatic relations, Fidel Castro and Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Lester Bird, had a memorable conversation in Havana.

EDITORIAL: We'll have more questions about the prison, Mr Murphy

THE prison commissioner has some cheek. He thinks it’s none of your business whether coronavirus is in the prison.

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A COMIC'S VIEW – Big news in Barbados: That coulda been us . . .

THIS week, something abnormally fantastic happened. The decision was made to ‘fire’ the Queen (sorry, Elizabeth R), decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, and move forward as an island nation that can stand on its own legs.