Welcome

Welcome to a new political dialogue in Barbados. Our aim is to ensure that the public can discuss issues without the fear of their views being seen only as a support of one party position or the other. Over the years the debate of very important issues in Barbados has become muffled because of this fear. Our pledge is therefore to create a political environment that does not tolerate the expression of aggressive or sinister partisan positions.

There are many individuals of experience and learning in many areas who are afraid to make a contribution or to start a debate. Their motives are often questioned and often they decide that it is not worth the effort. This is a terrible consequence for a young nation. We deprive ourselves of the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge.

We believe that those individuals should be given a voice. Having discussions and indeed debates is the foundation of a democracy. Here we will seek to work in that great cause.

We look forward to your support and your participation!

ALLEGIANCE PUBLISHED
December 20, 2009

ALLEGIANCE was published first on December 20, 2009. This is a new dialogue which seeks to separate the issues from partisan politics so that our readers are not distracted by the discussion of the record of political parties or the personalities that dominate these parties. Political parties are quite capable of doing that themselves.

After several discussions with individuals across Barbados it was agreed that a non-partisan dialogue was required in Barbados. Members of  ALLEGIANCE are those that pledge their political allegiance to Barbados first. One of the objectives of ALLEGIANCE is to promote political interest, thought and action. It is not meant to discourage individuals from joining or supporting the political party of their choice. In short it is meant to diversify the debate and provide the people with the tools that they need to do this.

ALLEGIANCE hopes to uplift the debate and to encourage those with an interest in developing our country to come forward and do so. We have no doubt that this will be a difficult task as the political world is hostile and it is the nature of politics that there will be an attempt to silence any new voice in a political debate or at least to discredit it. We are however of the view that our Barbados Democracy is worth the effort and indeed the sacrifice. We look forward to your support in this growing movement!

5 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Johno December 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    You will have my support – let me know when your first event will be!!

  2. Dawn Rollins December 25, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    Thank You for sending me this great information & the opportunity to participate in this blog.

    You have my full support & participation.
    Please do not hesitate to request my assistance if needed & I will try 100% to assist.

    Ta Again.
    Dawn Rollins.

    • Allegiance December 25, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

      Our pleasure – we look forward to your continued participation into 2010!

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  4. Kammie October 4, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    Did I hear the outgoing Minister of Agriculture saying we collected 3000tons of African snails, which are then incinerated. Pickers are paid 50Cents. If a ton is 2200lbs and 3000tons were collected conversion to pounds would be 6,600,000 then at 50cents per pound. How much was paid out? Can someone tell me how much US that translate to? If a Ghanaian buys a pound of snails for US$1 how much can we earn in foreign currency. Oh by the way the Ghanaians are eating this delicacy to extinction, thus why they is a shortage of snails in Ghana.

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