49 years of Independence: 49 reasons to strike…
by John Bajan
• Late payment to mothers of child support money
• Inability to get Four season start
• Poor bus service
• Lowest sugar crop first time ever
• Poor road conditions
• Speaker of the house issue
• Laying off of public workers
• Raping of the NIS
• No solution to CLICO
• No charges to CLICO directors Continue reading
Dear Barbados Free Press,
I’m a struggling 21yr old. I read your blog daily and I’m intrigued, yet saddened, by the amount of bullshit we, Barbadians deal with.
I believe more so than ever that the approach to economic stability isn’t through traditional policy but through a reinvigorated industry…of sorts.
I’m a student at the [soon-to-be] defunct University of the West Indies.
Quite literally, I find no solace in the idea of investing so much resources in a degree from the institution. As a young person, I believe that I need to go against the norm in order to sustain a comfortable living on this island.
I think I’m going well so far but I seek to challenge the diverse faculties of your readership.
How do I maintain a good thing without fucking it up?
James (last name withheld by BFP)
BFP’s Robert replies:
I am hardly the person you should be asking for advice, but Marcus is gone somewhere better and Cliverton is probably still hungover at 2pm, so I am the one who opened your email. Continue reading