Barbados Today: Please tell us it’s a typo!

Error, or a tongue in cheek that the editor missed?

Barbados is “moving towards seeking third world status” ??? Either way, it made us pause…

Even if the 3rd world status was meant tongue in cheek, and maybe especially so, it’s an excellent opinion piece by Dennis de Peize. Take a minute to finish it at Barbados Today…

Independence resolution

Continue to take pride in what you do

by Dennis de Peize

As Barbados prepares to celebrate its 44th anniversary as an independent nation, it is important that its citizens move beyond basking in the glory of past achievements in the post-Independence era.

Moreover, it would represent a sense of maturity if the people could advance beyond the usual political rhetoric that is meant to glorify either the Democratic Labour Party or the Barbados Labour Party, on their respective role in championing the break from the colonial ties with Britain.

At this juncture in its history as a developing small island state, that is moving towards seeking third world status, it would seem to be in the best interest of the nation if its citizens direct their attention on how best to make Barbados a better place to work, live and play. It therefore means that as a people the objective should be that of putting Barbados first.

It is not an insurmountable challenge, provided that the populace is prepared to be led by the thoughts expressed by the late Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable David J. H. Thompson, who viewed that “Barbados was more than an economy, it is a society”.

… continue reading this article at Barbados Today


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2 responses to “Barbados Today: Please tell us it’s a typo!

  1. bang on

    What Mr de Peiza says about thinking about Barbados first
    is absolutely right.

    Perhaps his reference towards third world status , is that he means moving upwards from fourth world country status mentality?

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    Ummm…we don’t have to pusth to Third World status.

    We’ve ALWAYS been there!

    Everybody I tell this to is adamant that we are Second World….according to WHO? China is Second World. Soviet Union is Second World. And they’re laughing their butts off…at US!

    But maybe, like “bang on” said, we’re moving from FOURTH WORLD…LMAO!