John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us Children please, its time to grow up No need for sub-titles, Mr Editor, or interpreters. No need to read between the lines either. I shall try and keep it plain and simple and short. I tell my grandchildren all the time, as I did my children before them, two wrongs dont make a right. I know, I know, you say that you didnt start it and I hear what you say you heard, but thats. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/COLUMN01/141129951&source=RSS Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:57:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/COLUMN01/141129951&source=RSS No need for sub-titles, Mr Editor, or interpreters. No need to read between the lines either. I shall try and keep it plain and simple and short. I tell my grandchildren all the time, as I did my children before them, two wrongs dont make a right. I know, I know, you say that you didnt start it and I hear what you say you heard, but thats. .. Constructive and critical work for idle hands Maybe, Mr Editor, there is another way to make the point. Hurricanes do tend to bring out the best in us. We all face a common enemy. We all share a common goal. We cooperate and we collaborate and we all get to participate in cleaning up and turning the Island around. We are pretty good at it too. So the call goes forth, a plea even, for a. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141114/COLUMN01/141119862&source=RSS Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141114/COLUMN01/141119862&source=RSS Maybe, Mr Editor, there is another way to make the point. Hurricanes do tend to bring out the best in us. We all face a common enemy. We all share a common goal. We cooperate and we collaborate and we all get to participate in cleaning up and turning the Island around. We are pretty good at it too. So the call goes forth, a plea even, for a. .. The hands of Esau are at work Theyre back, Mr Editor. The House on the Hill reopens today after a 16-week absence with all the usual pomp and pageantry the colony can muster for the occasion. But, as one faithful reader has already speculated, the dignity and civility on parade today will very likely quickly dissipate as members of the two parties get down to business and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141107/COLUMN01/141109785&source=RSS Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:25:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141107/COLUMN01/141109785&source=RSS Theyre back, Mr Editor. The House on the Hill reopens today after a 16-week absence with all the usual pomp and pageantry the colony can muster for the occasion. But, as one faithful reader has already speculated, the dignity and civility on parade today will very likely quickly dissipate as members of the two parties get down to business and. .. Time to change the approach We are in a hole. Our Government is in a financial hole. We all know what needs to be done, where we need to get to. The disagreement is over how. But surely, Mr Editor, that comes as no surprise to anyone. Yes, we expect our Government to lead. The governing party was elected promising to do just that, ie to turn this economy around. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/COLUMN01/141039948&source=RSS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:28:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/COLUMN01/141039948&source=RSS We are in a hole. Our Government is in a financial hole. We all know what needs to be done, where we need to get to. The disagreement is over how. But surely, Mr Editor, that comes as no surprise to anyone. Yes, we expect our Government to lead. The governing party was elected promising to do just that, ie to turn this economy around. ..