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A few years in the past, simply after a second publishing firm began the enterprise of printing every day newspapers, my efforts to congratulate the editor in bringing different numerous and weird voices to the data platform failed.
But, previous to the present lop-sided composition of our Parliament, a number of calls have been made by this letter-writer and others asking the print media to provide common Barbadians extra alternatives for his or her voices to be heard.
With solely a modicum of success was such a privilege achieved in opposition to the competing enterprise of promoting and different monetary concerns.
Other than the pc, tv, and radio, the print media has an vital and helpful function to play in giving a voice to the unvoiced.
There are nonetheless too many muted and sometimes unheard voices of the deprived, the under-privileged, the variously challenged – bodily, mentally and in any other case, and people on the lowest rounds of the financial ladder.
No society exists that’s made up of a single class or group, then time, area and alternative should be created for the voices of others to be heard.
There’s at all times good cause – “even the boring and ignorant, they too have their story” as said by Max Ehrmann virtually 100 years in the past.
A glow of sunshine seems on the finish of the tunnel and there’s a glimmer of hope now that the clear and unambiguous assertion has been made.
“Different voices vital” is an everlasting fact that should be bolstered by optimistic motion from all sections of the media.