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JEFF BROOMES Again

Jeff Broomes, Principal of Parkinson Memorial School

Jeff Broomes, Principal of Parkinson Memorial School

The Alexandra School Saga provoked the intervention of Prime Minister Stuart and led to the establishment of the Alexandra Commission of Inquiry.  Six hundred thousand dollars later many of the actors were transferred hither thither an yon or forced to retire BUT the principle actor has re-emerged, Principal JEFF BROOMES.

News broke yesterday {28/10/2014) that Parkinson Memorial School was forced to close around midday because 39 out of 61 staff members decided to attend a meeting at the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) headquarters to air “grievances over the management style and other practices of principal JEFF BROOMES. For many it evoked a feeling of déjà vu. It was not a strike action but the union obviously sanctioned the meeting.

Many will again take sides, BU prefers to locate the JEFF BROOMES issue in the realm of Barbados’ capacity to solve problems. If JEFF BROOMES has a management style that is creating tension at the school, there are tried and tested management methods to diagnose and inform a solution.

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BU Members Featured in Barbados Bu’n-Bu’n

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BU members featured in Rosemary Parkinson’s latest book Barbados Bu’n-Bu’n.

Minister Chris Sinckler’s Press Conference

Chris Sinckler, Minister of Finance

Chris Sinckler, Minister of Finance

Minister of Finance (MoF) Chris Sinckler has promised a press conference on Monday [27/10/2014] at 10AM. Given the anaemic performance of the Barbados economy over the last 6 years, AND what is projected in the near term, there is an air of doom and gloom that has understandably settled over Barbados.

One positive that may yet come from the MoF press conference is that he finds himself in a position to  elucidate on the Central Bank Press Release Current Economic Performance for September 2014. At a time when clarity is required to ensure stakeholders in civil society are able to strategize for success there is continuing confusion if we are to judge by the statements coming from the heads of the Private Sector Association (PSA) and Barbados Chamber of Commerce (BCCI). It is an understatement to suggest confidence has been dwindling in the pronouncements of the Governor of the Central Bank. His most recent projection that the local economy will grow by 2% echoes a similar statement in January 2011, instead, Barbadians have witnessed economic decline.

The sudden cancellation of press conferences post delivery of Governor Worrell’s economic performance briefings has largely gone unchallenged by local media. What we had was a spirited response by the Nation newspaper to the decision to expel them from Central Bank press conferences to which the Governor and his Central Bank Board responded by cancelling press briefings altogether. The Governor has gotten the last laugh with local media receiving a black eye and by extension the public it is ethically setup to serve.

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Governor Delisle Worrell Repeats Himself

 Dr. DeLisle Worrel

Dr. DeLisle Worrel

The following statement was made by Governor Delisle Worrell in January 2011.

.“Barbados economy predicted to grow by 2%

The Governor of the Barbados Central Bank, Dr. Delisle Worrell says the island’s economy is expected to grow by about 2% this year [2011]. Dr. Worrell says the projected economic growth will result from improvement in the performance of key sectors including tourism. Dr. Worrell’s annual economic review shows that up to November 2010, tourism improved with increased arrivals from North America and Canada. He said beyond 2011, the economy is expected to achieve a 3% rate of growth. However, he added that this depended on a number of factors including a full recovery of the tourism sector”RJR News

Governor Delisle Worrell Projects Growth in 2015, International Reserves 1 Billion

Oil Price Drops to 4-Year Low but Gas and Diesel Prices Continue to Rise in Barbados

Crude Oil Price (October, 17, 2014)

Crude Oil Price (October, 17, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal reported on 13 October 2014 that oil price has dropped to a four year low and with demand expected to decline as winter approaches – the decline is expected to continue. There is also a glut exerting pressure on the price permitting analysts to comfortably predict the trending down of the oil price should continue.

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Barbados Advocate Newspaper Refuses to do Business With a Barbadian

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Anthony Bryan, Owner of the BarbadosAdvocate

Anthony Bryan, Owner of the BarbadosAdvocate

The most STUPID COWARD of the year goes to Anthony Byran owner of the Barbados Advocate newspaper.  That newspaper should be shut down. Imagine he has refused to take money from a Nigerian Barbadian living here since 1994. Mr Adesegha Omobamidele wanted to advertise for an African cook for his restaurant. He couldn’t find any so he wants to apply for a work permit and by law he has to state that publicly in the media. The Nation accepted his ad and he went over to the Advocate to place an ad. He Bryan told him that  ” he did not want to me in there and that he did not want his money because of what is happening in Africa.”  Mr Omobamidele asked him what did he mean? Ebola or war? Mr Bryant the IDIOT  replied “everything”.

Mr Bryan went onto say that he didn’t care which part of Africa has Ebola, Africa is Africa  and that he owned the newspaper  and that he can decide if to take his money or not.  Mr Idiot Bryan gave his reasons for refusing to place an ad from this customer, “It is disrespectful of him to want to open a restaurant here and bring in a cook from Africa. I told him straight I don’t want his money and I don’t want anything to do with him. I feel bad for Barbados that he is advertising for a cook from Africa. He is being disrespectful  to us.  I told him not in my paper, he can go to immigration and get an ad.  I don’t want that kind of money”  Mr Bryan told the Nation that “there could be a major issue in handling money with the deadly Ebola virus spreading“.

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