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Barbados Economic Crisis: Solutions

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.

Submitted by William Skinner As the clock ticks, those of us who refuse to be drawn into the web of deception that is now the main engine driving the ambitions of the Barbados Labor Party and the Democratic Labor Party, can do nothing more than rely on a dwindling number of independent thinkers to save our country. Fifty years of non- creativity, excessive dillydallying and two parties that are now totally lost, have brought us to the brink of what some have now gleefully determined as doom. The armchair economists are regurgitating figures with almost gay abandon; the trade unionists want increases that we cannot afford and unfortunately, the new third parties seem to be struggling with producing exciting alternative policies to capture the imagination of a populace that is looking for leadership in all the wrong places. A Prime Minister who once hijacked the salaries of public servants has asked us with a straight face: How did we get back here?  Well Sir, w…

Food Culture Technology and Health

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.


There Is now emerging evidence, that many of our young citizens, are encountering health challenges, that were once thought to be the experience of older members of our societies. These trends are placing considerable pressure on our limited resources. While we accept that modern life styles and the steady proliferation of American styled fast food outlets, are to be blamed for some of these problems, we are also convinced that our food culture is at the root of our current debacle. Obesity is one of the major problems confronting Caribbean health agencies. It is generally accepted that many of the non-communicable diseases, are the direct result of poor eating habits, that lead to obesity and can also be the reasons for higher levels, of heart related illnesses including heart attacks. Obesity and the ailments that accompany it, are the result of changing cultural habits, technology and the lack of good old fashioned exercise. The drift away from ground prov…