Updated December 8, 2011
Welcome New York Times readers!
For some wonderful reason, New York Times journalist Stephen Heyman linked to this post in his delicious new Dispatch | Eating in Barbados.
Our original post first published December 12, 2006…
Happy And Proud People Stand In Front Of New Road Sign
These days as a Bajan citizen, it is so difficult to not be negative about how things are going in our country – and in this respect, we at the Barbados Free Press are no different than most other people. The only difference is that we have a soap box to stand on.
We are torn between being grateful for whatever life gives us – family, friends – the little moments that make life enjoyable – and the realization that we always seem to have to settle for second or third best – as individuals and as a country.
Understanding this, perhaps our readers will forgive us for pointing out the total absurdity of Minister of Public Works Gline Cline standing in front of a green-painted roadsign like it is some triumph of civilization and good government. The photograph appears in the Barbados Advocate (link here) and in the Nation News (link here). Continue reading