COVID-19 Rethinks: 4 suggestions How to Tweak Barbados’ Government’s “We Got This” Slogan to suit the pandemic

Barbados' Government barely lift Covid-19 travel restrictions July 12, and we had rap recording artist Drake come thru¹ to bring Government's tourist arrival protocols - or lack thereof - sharply into focus. If you didn't pay attention before, Barbados Government's strategy re visitors & coronavirus should now be clear to you - Tourism is a … Continue reading COVID-19 Rethinks: 4 suggestions How to Tweak Barbados’ Government’s “We Got This” Slogan to suit the pandemic

Boatyard Blowup lessons that can be learned by any Bajan business: 4 questions to ask to avoid a sinking ship

What to remember when reading this post: WHAT HAPPENED: Local tourism-based business accustomed creating 'a tourist experience' for visitors attempts a 180°, in seeming attempt to suddenly make its facilities appealing for locals. Tragedy & comedy ensue, by way of social media dragging; WHAT THIS POST ISN'T: About race issues; this is a post about … Continue reading Boatyard Blowup lessons that can be learned by any Bajan business: 4 questions to ask to avoid a sinking ship

Barbados’ Broken Relationship with its Prime Minister

I don’t type these words lightly, but it’s time. In 2 short years (June 2018-June 2020) the political landscape of Barbados has changed. Wholly and completely. Yet even the so-called intelligentsia of the country barely seems to notice. In 2 short years Barbados went from being a 2 party state - which was limiting enough … Continue reading Barbados’ Broken Relationship with its Prime Minister

Starting a Grassroots Organization: 6 Steps How NOT to do it in Barbados

George Floyd's death, riots and worldwide protests - The time may seem ripe for you to start up an organization where you live, just to make Life in Bim Better. Or Black Bajan Lives Matter, to locally address police brutality. All worthy causes, to be sure. And yet during my short time on earth, I've … Continue reading Starting a Grassroots Organization: 6 Steps How NOT to do it in Barbados

When did the DLP stop DLPing ??? 6 deep dive questions for the Post-2018 Election Democratic Labour Party

2019 - Looking at my party like...   Dems Ever Again ? Even though there are those Barbadians who read the words "Democratic" and "Labour" and "Party" together and immediately feel like bathing Even though there are those who - when asked about the future of the DLP - reason "Dum could go long and … Continue reading When did the DLP stop DLPing ??? 6 deep dive questions for the Post-2018 Election Democratic Labour Party

Who Mo’ Bajan – Me or You? A challenge to beat my most Bajan Bajanisms

TUUUUUURN UP YAH MADDAAAAIndependence here again, peoples: NAMBA 52So you know wa dah mean, right ? Iz time, my fellow Ba'badians, to tuuuuuuurn up yah Bajaaaaann!!!Dah is wa YOU'S ta turn up! Becausin, along wid conkies and national colours, wa more Bajan than your vernacular - the language uz speak when de day come? Your first … Continue reading Who Mo’ Bajan – Me or You? A challenge to beat my most Bajan Bajanisms

Women have a right to wear what they want (and not be harassed) but I’ll never like seeing a man’s package printing in pants

I looked up from my gym workout the other day just in time to see a man's penis, jiggling coming my direction in his too-tight gym pants. I found this sight to be highly offensive. My first thought: "I ain come here to see THAT!!!" A few minutes later I saw a woman's breasts jumping … Continue reading Women have a right to wear what they want (and not be harassed) but I’ll never like seeing a man’s package printing in pants

“I acknowledge you exist, and agree not to kill you” – Barbados & its apathetic disinterest in LGBT issues

In 2013, CADRES conducted a poll on behalf the HIV/AIDS commission of Barbados, revealing 39% of the Barbadian public to be 'Tolerant' of homosexuals. This, coupled with the 28% who described themselves as being 'Accepting' of homosexuals, suggested that collectively 67% - two thirds - of Barbadians were at least Tolerant of LGBT people (and … Continue reading “I acknowledge you exist, and agree not to kill you” – Barbados & its apathetic disinterest in LGBT issues

#PopDownElections – Froons vs Mia vs…If Barbados had a National Debate

Barbados elections have not featured a nationally televised debate - between party leaders or otherwise - for the country's last several elections. This piece imagines what a 2018 Leader debate would look like, told from the perspective of the show's producer:- Showtime is 2000 hours The guest list reads: Leader of the DLP - The … Continue reading #PopDownElections – Froons vs Mia vs…If Barbados had a National Debate

#PopDownElections – Why Politics and Religion Don’t Fcuking Mix

  Politics in Barbados is a fete. Politicians, their parties & bases are the performers. And you - the voting public - are the fete patrons. You know, from going fetes in Barbados, that the quickest way for a performer to get “the crowd in he hand” is to start playing “chi chi man” tunes, or … Continue reading #PopDownElections – Why Politics and Religion Don’t Fcuking Mix