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Message from Barbados Most Visible Environmentalist

Our objectives are, Advocacy, Education and Conservation while promoting the Circular economy. Over the years, the Future Centre Trust has undertaken such projects as, No Plastic Bag Day, Planting of Trees along the highways, Trees that feed initiatives, Clean Up Barbados and Future Trees where tourist and locals can purchase a tree and monitor its […]

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Blinded to the Obvious

I was hopeful and excited before the recent meeting of the Social Partnership.  All sides recognised that we were on the brink of economic ruin and they were anxious to find an effective solution.  They could not wait one more week.  Therefore, I highly commend the Government, Unions and the Private Sector for putting Barbados […]

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Prime Minister Stuart Slays the Social Partnership and the LOSER is…

Less than a week after the contentious meeting of the Social Partnership depending on which side of the issue you are located three positions to be drawn:- Prime Minster Freundel Stuart neutered the two other members of the social partnership,i.e. the four largest trade unions (BWU,BUT,NUPW and BSTU) and the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) […]

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Of Colonialism, Partition and Legacies- India and Pakistan at 70

I have an absolute hatred of colonialism and imperialism and I don’t mince my words about this. As far as I am concerned, Europe’s imperialism and colonialism were brutal, exploitative, oppressive systems and there was nothing positive about it. There are apologists including from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East who try to […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – Playing ‘The Last Post’

This coming weekend will mark the 62nd annual conference of the beleaguered Democratic Labour Party (DLP). Beneath the propaganda machine and the spinning on contrived FACTS that have little or no assimilation with the truth, there will be deep concerns of political survival. The DLP appears desperate to ward off the threat of banishment to […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Realizing Bree St. John’s Dream for Oistins Town

Every time I drive through Oistins and pass the now demolished former District Hospital and its environs, from a tourism perspective it is difficult not to think what an incredible opportunity we have missed. While the Fish Fry over the years has become one, if not the most visited island attractions there is so much […]

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What’s REALLY Happening in Venezuela

BU asked by multiple sources to circulate the following: Please circulate this as widely as possible. The Empire’s WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION are spewing out fake news and false narratives 24/7. This constant misinformation campaign is one of the most potent weapons in their arsenal when it comes to destabilizing and overthrowing progressive and revolutionary […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law

  The caller was insistent in his suggestion that day, the moderator equally so. It was a couple weeks ago when a caller to “Brass Tacks” tried to convince the moderator, Mr. David Ellis, and the rest of the audience that since it had seemingly become impossible to execute convicted murderers by hanging them, the […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Offshore Companies Breaching Employment Laws with Impunity

Recently, a father handed me an employment contract, that was issued to his young daughter by an offshore company operating in Barbados, and asked if there was anything I could do. I read the document and was horrified when I realised that this is the same company whose praises were being sung by a minister […]

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Blue Horizon Sold to Bjerkham and Maloney?

The average Barbadian is blissfully unaware about what goes on in the Barbados business underworld. Deals are made in smoke-filled rooms and the ordinary Barbadian is left to emit sounds of fury on the talk shows and on social media. How was Vision Development incorporated in the nick of time to land a deal to […]

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Caribbean Governments Asked to Approach UN Security Council to Stave Off War Between US and North Korea

Submitted by Bobby Clarke, Vice President, Clement Payne Movement The Clement Payne Movement call upon the Caricom Secretariat to call a meeting of the Caribbean Heads of Government to impress upon Donald Trump, President of the United States of America and to Kim Jong Un, the Democratic Republic of North Korea President, to settle their […]

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Barbados’ 2017 Six Months Economic Performance Labeled as ‘Uneven’

The Barbados economy registered an uneven performance during the first half of the year. Preliminary data suggest that the expansion in real economic output continued into the second quarter, primarily reflecting sustained growth in tourism activity. The fiscal deficit narrowed moderately in the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2017/18, partially the result of the […]

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Social Partnership Meeting | Come Together and Make it Work…

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” – Shakespeare The headline in one of the newspapers blazed Eye to Eye on violence supported with […]

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The Grenville Phillips Column – When They Fail, We Suffer

Our elected politicians are supposed to represent us.  When they fail in that primary duty, then the rest of us must suffer – grievously.  However, we do not simply suffer the damaging consequences.  We must also be over-taxed, not to pay to permanently fix the problems that were created by their failures, or to only […]

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Carifesta to the Rescue?

Submitted by David Comissiong With CARIFESTA a mere week or so away, and with Barbados and most of the Caribbean enmeshed in social and governmental dysfunction and crisis, the fundamental question that arises is as follows:- “Will we use CARIFESTA to launch a powerful cultural and artistic Campaign to regenerate our Barbadian and wider Caribbean […]

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John Roett: How Much Longer…

John Roett posted the following to his Facebook page How much longer will we bury our heads in the sand and pretend that everything will “work itself out”? How much longer will we sit idly by, while our pathetic “leaders”, corrupt officials and the greedy bribers whose sole purpose is to increase their wealth, continue […]

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Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) Issues Statement on Kadooment Day Shootings

7/08/2017 – 11:08PM 12 people reported to be shot and at least one dead others critical 8/08/2017 – 12:01AM QEH reports 20 people treated for gun shot injuries 8/08/2017 – confirmation  a 6 year old grazed by a bullet  

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Branson Dumps Virgin

As I approach my 52nd year involved in the tourism industry, I have been privileged to work either directly or indirectly with two persons who I consider pioneers of the airline sector in modern times. The first, Max Ward of the Canadian carrier Wardair Canada Limited (later Wardair International), where part of my job was […]

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