John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us Legislation of elephantine proportions <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141212/COLUMN01/141219910/AR/0/AR-141219910.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Rome wasnt built in a day. Neither apparently was the Casino Gaming Act. This, Mr. Editor, is legislation of elephantine proportions some 100 plus pages of over 200 clauses that any reasonable person might regard as complex, if not complicated, most especially for those not versed in legalese, and certainly difficult to digest in one sitting. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141212/COLUMN01/141219910&source=RSS Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:39:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141212/COLUMN01/141219910&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141212/COLUMN01/141219910/AR/0/AR-141219910.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Rome wasnt built in a day. Neither apparently was the Casino Gaming Act. This, Mr. Editor, is legislation of elephantine proportions some 100 plus pages of over 200 clauses that any reasonable person might regard as complex, if not complicated, most especially for those not versed in legalese, and certainly difficult to digest in one sitting. .. A hole in our hearts <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141212/COLUMN01/141219909/AR/0/AR-141219909.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> There isnt just a hole to fill on page 4, Mr Editor. There is a hole in all our hearts. I am saddened to know that my column will no longer get to bask in the glow of Peters good humour. He was a great companion to all of us each Friday over the years. His wit and his wisdom and his charm, evident each week in his cartoons, will be sorely. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141212/COLUMN01/141219909&source=RSS Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:16:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141212/COLUMN01/141219909&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141212/COLUMN01/141219909/AR/0/AR-141219909.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> There isnt just a hole to fill on page 4, Mr Editor. There is a hole in all our hearts. I am saddened to know that my column will no longer get to bask in the glow of Peters good humour. He was a great companion to all of us each Friday over the years. His wit and his wisdom and his charm, evident each week in his cartoons, will be sorely. .. Write on, inquiring readers <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141205/COLUMN01/141209801/AR/0/AR-141209801.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> By John BarrittReaders write, Mr Editor, and they are seldom wrong as well you know. Much like voters, which most of them probably are. This week I share a few. Comments, that is. Feedback was strong on recent columns on the need for stronger parliamentary oversight of Government spending whether it be the proposed new airport. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141205/COLUMN01/141209801&source=RSS Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:13:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141205/COLUMN01/141209801&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141205/COLUMN01/141209801/AR/0/AR-141209801.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> By John BarrittReaders write, Mr Editor, and they are seldom wrong as well you know. Much like voters, which most of them probably are. This week I share a few. Comments, that is. Feedback was strong on recent columns on the need for stronger parliamentary oversight of Government spending whether it be the proposed new airport. .. Important to tie your camel By John BarrittThe Arab proverb has it right, Mr Editor Trust in God but tie your camel. It is good sound advice that makes even more sense and dollars and cents when it comes to Government and Government spending. Just look at the track record and what better place to begin than with reports of the Auditor General. They make the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141128/COLUMN01/141129685&source=RSS Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141128/COLUMN01/141129685&source=RSS By John BarrittThe Arab proverb has it right, Mr Editor Trust in God but tie your camel. It is good sound advice that makes even more sense and dollars and cents when it comes to Government and Government spending. Just look at the track record and what better place to begin than with reports of the Auditor General. They make the. .. 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. ..