Peter Laurie’s Plea For Human Dignity, Compassion – We Say Start By Firing Barbados’ United Nations Diplomats

In this morning’s The Nation News, we read Peter Laurie’s On The Other Hand – Year For Human Dignity. Along with a New Year’s plea for peace and human dignity around the world, he points out that Barbados does not effectively regulate the practice of medicine, and that all it is going to take is one disaster for our good name to be harmed around the world…

On The Other Hand – Year For Human Dignity

LET’S HOPE that 2007 brings a greater respect for the dignity of the human person.

2006 was disastrous. The culture of death was widespread. Genocide in Darfur; the violence in American-occupied Iraq; killing and despair in Palestine, Israel and Lebanon; the senseless terrorist bombings all over the world in the name of God; the abuse and forced labour of children; violence against women; disease and poverty; and the relentless killing of unborn children whose only crime is to be inconvenient or, worse still, whose only reason for being is to be experimental fodder.

(In view of the recent controversy over the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Barbados, ought not the Government to regulate and supervise all offshore health services operating in Barbados to ensure they comply with international standards of medical ethics and science, just as the Central Bank supervises and regulates offshore banks? Or are we going to wait until disaster strikes?)

Everyone is all for the dignity of the human person; but we tend to be selective. This cannot be.

… continue reading this article at The Nation News (link here).

Barbados Should Begin Supporting Human Dignity At The United Nations

Bajans of all political stripes were stunned a few weeks ago when Barbados’ diplomats at the United Nations voted to support Iran’s use of torture, amputations as punishment, execution of children and legal discrimination and violence against women.

Perhaps we could begin the year by firing our United Nations diplomats and appointing someone who better represents our national character.

See Gutless Barbados “Abstains” From UN Vote Citing Iran For Human Rights Abuses, Torture, Discrimination and Violence Against Women – AND THEN VOTES TO PROTECT IRAN!


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2 responses to “Peter Laurie’s Plea For Human Dignity, Compassion – We Say Start By Firing Barbados’ United Nations Diplomats

  1. God Bless David

    Maybe the irony was intentional, BFP…using an article by Peter Laurie, ex-Barbados Dipolomatic Corps, to highlight Barbados’ apparent diplomatic gaffes at the UN…

  2. rightvwrong

    kind of think Peter Laurie wouldn’t have voted this way had he any influence—maybe he can shed some light on his position unless he is still on the payroll directly or indirectly