s One' -
S. the shoe soles are terrtped or
EVERYONE seems to be i *, encouraged to cling like .
the dark about what form *- lever. When the sun gets
Barbados' contribution will rely hot that's thd worst
take at the forthcoming timeo be traellng n 'these
Carifesta to be held in Guyana at
from,August 25 to September p. is It might be that the "tar"
15 this year. I s not what it used-to be. But
:"The festival of the arts oneE thing I know for sure is
niTmber of the territories at- I h joking," for at least
tending plan to really do their here is the oidd play by the Trinidadians have- man- a
best to produce and provide t .or. that group and local aged to present a united front Life goes on, they say,
something worthy of merit. odxcers have done remark- in the majority of their ul- every second of the day with
We in Barbados, I am sure ably well when working witii tural endeavours. a new baby making its entry
Waend to do the sam bhtenager' s and chliren. Bat into the world, somewhere on
time is not on ier sade ut i whole offering tend to Sparrow's "Rope" encircles the globe. And to bring home
ile e mht not e hpp aorted acco in to who all segments of the society and this live message to Amert-
while we might not choose- ported accodi1 to who
ahythiig elaborate e seil behind the production, or everybody, knows how. to cans, in Washington there, I a
stUi need what lite m there it is bn staged. 'hrek away. But Bajie.,..boy "population clock". with
have tow do some sertime we Now in a small place such he 'en understand herself yet! gives a population estimate,
planni-ng and work if the B our nation it should, be easy f 'or the Unted States alone,
btdian eard our people are tOw keen -. wtn
bdian offerings are t our people are tat kllng Down with ;an additional Americah
justice to our nation T n drama and so on, for them "clocked" every 14 % s14euANi
neians that we will onon h show the support and In- I don't know about you, The picture f .the, co~1
t6 make up our minds ave b ~u iasm that would -nark but things are not what they ) was taken last esday
what we intend to d asuch interest. But-in Barba- used to be on some roads in Washington at 9.39 a.m.
, Yet our problems to d^ i.dos you can never be sure. these days. when the population at tha
the arts or thing "ci with here is "dem up dey, and I like the Barber-Greene time inthe Uited States was
always seem to s e others down dey;" and work-out. It gives good sur- rrded ason o the
a bit. We are sti llow ido wnthe ones in between. How to face and feels good under foot "clock'" in.I eNCe.nsus Butei
otir- minds about. a c il j rove "all we is one," is still and tyre. But since we learn the .. ..
centre after holding meett problem. to do the Barber-Greene roads ,. The authorities jolt Out,
afterr meeting at Bn g ut until we succeed we we seem to be falling, down tat the "clock" dep, n
evel; cultural offernnmitteeare likely to. fnd that the arts on the-small jobs laim td i-n I vetiafi e 'ectFeoj ht
level; culturainn offering never iave the imoapt an approximation of
not reallyntin aind 5 -i aotat it should have in a I have been seeing parts 6f uli ng pr
aot really sustainsce d ioca nation suce as ours, rich with roads soon after they have popultled lm the last Um
rooblemt. al e yriat human experience. been repaired with the pitch acte esusom the lt i 197
S"y1 I Maybe that 'is why we running like molasses did st .ce-su. eld 1-.
:rag.our feet, for deep within when you try to walk on it .According to that ce
many of us do not really be- the population at the time o
lievee this type of thing is ini- the census was 204 million.
portant; that it is not really The first United States eens
is nwrepre-ah eld-In1 when
,something that can be rere- pwas ield n 1w when
tentative of the nation. |opUla t estltated "
'But then if this, question: 3,2149~4 -
Life does go on, increasing
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