BU is not sure where this series is going but we have decided to give the author some leeway to make a point – David (BU)
Submitted by P. Burton Hinds
What about the dark side of rich Barbados?
Have you ever wonder, how some of these persons become rich. Some of the women stalk older men, only to use their fortunes to enrich they own life’s and that of their family. The families of the men lose all that they have built up over the years, and these women treat the old men families, so bad that even when the older men become sick, they families are blocked from seeing the patriarch of the family.
And then you have some of these women, who enhance their wealth, by taking goods and services and don’t pay for them, but yet driving around in expensive cars and jetting off to the big cities, just as often as we change our undies and don’t even care anything about the workers around them.
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Submitted Charles Knighton
Recently the pork industry in the USA has received approval to rename various cuts to make them more “consumer-friendly” —pork chops can be called “porterhouse chops” and pork butt will be called ” Boston roast.” Such renaming presents a great opportunity to pay tribute to that most sublime yet perhaps most pedestrianly named cut of all, bacon.
I herewith offer two nominees: filet pignon or hambrosia. Proper!
The following is a Joint Administrators Report to Members and Creditors of Harlequin Management Services (South East) Limited pursuant to paragraph 49 of Schedule B1 of the Insolvency Act 1986. Of interest to Barbadians are pages 7 and 24 of the 76 page report.
See Report: JOINT ADMINISTRATORS REPORT TO MEMBERS AND CREDITORS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 49 OF SCHEDULE B1 OF THE INSOLVENCY ACT 1986
Adrian Loveridge – Owner of Peach & Quiet Hotel
The bad news is that long stay visitor arrivals have declined in each and every single month over the last consecutive fourteen months. The good news is that in May, the fall was the lowest in that entire period with just 29 less arrivals than the corresponding month last year.
With the end of the only national marketing initiative, Barbados Island Inclusive, we are back again in this massive vacuum of marketing uncertainty. The non-tour operator dependent hotels will now be scrabbling around to see what, if any, additional funds they can spend on promoting their properties.
Up until the end of May, we were already 16,151 long stay visitors down, when compared with the same period in 2012, and that year was down by 31,421 over 2011. Some tourism policymakers are predicting that we (Barbados) will end the year ‘flat’ and hopefully that will be proven right. But sadly, the odds are overwhelming against it. Arrivals would have to average almost 50,000 people each month for the rest of 2013. Especially when you think we have not reached above this target in four out of five months this year, and those included our peak winter months.
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Submitted by Green Monkey
TWA Flight 800
Many of us who maintain an interest in aviation related matters will recall the explosion and crash of TWA flight 800 off of Long Island NY in 1996. The official conclusion of the NTSB investigation was that a stray spark in an almost empty centre wing fuel tank caused an explosion of fuel vapour which blew the entire nose section off the aircraft and basically destroyed the structural and aerodynamic integrity of the aircraft in flight, and the wreckage subsequently fell into the ocean killing all on board.
One of the most striking features of this explanation was the discounting of and attempts to discredit the testimony of multiple, credible eyewitnesses who insist that shortly before the explosion they saw a rocket like object rise up from surface level and head off in the direction of TWA 800, or they claim they saw an apparent missile like object hit the plane, then an explosion followed. Not everyone in the aviation community or among the victims’ family members have bought into this explanation by the NTSB, and over the intervening years some have strenuously maintained that in light of all the available evidence, some of which it is alleged was intentionally withheld from the NTSB by the FBI, the centre wing fuel tank explosion just does not make sense as a cause of the crash, and in light of all the evidence the destruction of the aircraft by a missile strike is the most logical answer as to the cause of the explosion witnessed by observers at the time of the crash.
George C. Brathwaite, founder and interim president of BAJE
There can be much to be derived out of the sober utterances that are spilled by a man not seemingly daunted by drowsiness or other lethargic effects of prolonged sleep. This article takes as its starting point the simplicity of the game – snakes and ladders – an Indian inspired, all-time favourite of many pre-adolescent children. The minimalism of snakes and ladders stems from its lack of any meaningful skill component in the execution of the game or in the attainment of the victor’s crown.
Notwithstanding, snakes and ladders was conceptualised with a deeper, moral, and sensitising agenda. Inherently, the choices of good and bad are included to signify the dialectical transformations emerging out of the contexts of values versus vices. There is the dynamism that links with performances to produce upward mobility in contrast to downward or backward falling. The aggregate difficulties (i.e. snakes) to be encountered are significantly more than the available opportunities (i.e. ladders) for climbing. It is by a mixture of self-determination and fortune in relation to similar circumstances facing at least one other participant/competitor that the outcome is manifested but never assured.
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