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Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

No Mr. Prime Minister

Submitted by William Skinner Our Prime Minister, Mr.Freundel Stuart has now determined that technology is partially to blame for declining standards. Many of the issues we now confront began to surface in the mid-seventies. When the gangs first appeared, they were dismissed as “wayward youth”; after we ignored the agriculture sector for nearly forty years, […]

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Hyatt model

Minister Sealy, No 15-Storey Hyatt Hotel On Dah Beach

Submitted by Anthony Davis Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is hitting back at critics of the decision to build the multi-million dollar Hyatt hotel on Bay Street, the city. “In his contribution earlier this evening to the debate on the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals, Sealy defended the international hotel chain, which he said […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

The Hyatt Hotel Project Requires Prime Minister Stuart’s Approval

Posted as a comment to the A Legal Challenge to the HYATT HOTEL is Looming by DAVID COMISSIONG My further reading of the relevant statutory instruments has confirmed that the Chief Town Planner is OBLIGATED to refer an application for planning permission that relates to beachfront property on the coast of Barbados to the relevant […]

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Afra Raymond’s Weblog – The Colman Report

“…This country should rest comfortably in the knowledge that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago…will do nothing to impede the flow of justice in this or any matter. And we will do everything within its duty and authority to facilitate the holding to account any and all persons who may have been found to have […]

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Cleanup Campaign – Run for the Coast

Submitted by Kammie Holder From: Run4 TheCoast [mailto:Run4theCoast@state.gov] Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 11:48 AM To: Guardian Life Subject: The U.S. Embassy Presents the “Run for the Coast”, September 17, 2016 Dear Sir/Madam, The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, are proud to announce the […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Budget Falls Short but High on Politics

The official debates on the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals are now over. The implications arising from Minister Chris Sinckler’s pronouncements in Parliament will continue to attract discussions across Barbados, and for several vexing reasons. Emergent from the budget and perhaps achieving consensus is that Barbados’ troubled economic situation will continue into the foreseeable […]

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Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler

Government Blames Workers

Submitted by Brian Frederick Here we go again shortly after shameful admissions by the Director of the Urban Development Commission of the waste of taxpayers money by incompetent management now we have the Minister of Finance complaining that politicians are taking the blame for management and he mentioned Ministry’s of Water, Housing, and Environment and […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Nothing Much in the 2016 Budget for Tourism

Politics aside, unless I have missed something, there is very little in the budget that will stimulate either domestic or international tourism. Maybe the ability to withdraw up to 15 per cent of registered retirement plans at the lower interest rate of 16.5 per cent tax rate will free a few dollars to encourage a […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Enforcing the Rule of Law (ii)

“If public opinion were to be decisive, there would be no need for constitutional adjudication…” per Chaskalson P -South African Constitutional Court [1995} It should not be thought that the recent and eventually successful claim of Mr Caleb Orozco in the Belize High Court that I commented on last week went unchallenged by anyone, even […]

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Presentation to Minister Richard Sealy – Planned Tourism Investment Initiatives 2015 – 2019

Tourism initiatives planned 2015 -2019

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A Legal Challenge to the HYATT HOTEL is Looming

Submitted DAVID A. COMISSIONG,Citizen of Barbados During his presentation in the Budget debate, Minister Donville Inniss claimed that the Chief Town Planner had already dealt with and given approval (“with conditions”) to an application to construct a 15 storey Hyatt Hotel at Carlisle Bay. (I,personally, harbour serious doubts about this, and I hope that the […]

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2016 Budget Doodle

BU thought to share a few doodles from the BU note pad about 2016 Budget and related. We should declare that except for listening to some of Sinckler budget presentation and most of the reply by the leader of the opposition one was left with a feeling of ‘what next’. It is obvious that government’s […]

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Father and son Butch and Adam Stewart

Property Matters – Sandals Tobago?

From the Afra Raymond blog The recent official statements about a proposal for a Sandals Resort in Tobago are significant, given both the convulsions in the Tourism portfolio and the urgent need to diversify our economy away from its long-term dependence on energy earnings. This is a preliminary view of some of the relevant considerations, […]

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Austin Sealy Says Keep Pressing On

Submitted by Bush Tea From the Nation -August 17, Sir Austin calls to keep pressing on…. International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sir Austin Sealy hopes that Barbados will not be disheartened by the modest performances at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Speaking last night on telephone link-up from the Copacabana Beach in Rio, Sir Austin told […]

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2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals

Mr. Speaker, I crave the indulgence of this Honourable Chamber to present this year’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. I do so Sir mindful of the important responsibility which has been entrusted to your Government to develop policies and craft strategies, both economic and social, to assist with the orderly, holistic and expansive development of […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Sinckler’s Answer to Economic Insecurity

Submitted By Dr. George Brathwaite Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler, will tomorrow [15/08/2016] deliver the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary proposals. This occasion may well be Minister Sinckler’s last budget presentation, based strictly upon the unflattering performances of the Barbados economy throughout his stewardship. Perceivably, people and progress have been pushed from being the central plank […]

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Deltro Barbados = Suntech Arizona

Compiled by Due Diligence The Deltro name first surfaced in an October 25, 2015 story in Barbados Today which quoted Mia Motley saying “Any day now this Government will have another government entity sign yet another power purchase agreement with yet another Canadian outfit, called Deltro Electronic Inc, to provide power to a new utility […]

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The World of the Political Class, Jamaican Style – Can it Happen Here?

During that time, Robertson, a member of the conservative Jamaica Labour Party, has survived a political career that would have derailed many. He was reelected in 2012, when a backlash against the JLP’s association with a drug trafficker forced the prime minister to resign, and the rival People’s National Party (PNP) nearly swept the elections. […]

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