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Barbados Against Sexual Harassment At Work Place

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One Caribbean Nation.
The Mahogany Coconut Group welcomes the recent legislation,bythe Barbados Government, in the form of the Employment Sexual Harassment Prevention Bill, that will seek to curb sexual harassment at the work place. MCG is not surprised at the opposition to the Bill because we have maintained that certain cultural habits, do not disappear overnight. What we find particularly disappointing, is the reaction of some females, which suggests that they are seriously unaware of their rights. And  have perhaps accepted, that the disrespectful behavior of some men in the work place toward them, is just a part of our culture. Obviously, the current political atmosphere, with general elections in sight, guarantees that some political objection would emerged but at least the official Opposition has thrown its weight behind the bill.  We have seen the same diatribe in relation to legislation dealing with domestic violence and child abuse , simply because we come from a culture which…

To Maurice and Bernard

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To Maurice and Bernard


                                                    I heard the soldiers marching                                                     I saw the guns coming                                                     I thought of Cuffy                                                     and Marcus                                                    Of Martin and Malcolm                                                    But it was too late                                                    The people were confused                                                    A white cloud descended                                                     Consuming them all                                                     A woman cried: “God bless America! “                                                     A white mask smiled                                                     at me                                                    Taunting me, Bazooka in hand                      …