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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Competing to Win!

Leading UK based specialist insurer, Columbus Travel Insurance Services Ltd trading as Columbus Direct recently published the results of a survey which was picked up and carried in most major British newspapers in print and online including mass circulation tabloid, The Sun. Based on the responses of 2,000 British adults it revealed that 16 per […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Governance, the People and the Constitution

If I had my druthers, today’s column would have been an analysis of last Thursday’s decision of the local Court of Appeal discharging the injunction restraining the dismissal of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell, by the Honourable Minister of Finance, and thus paving the way for the unhindered […]

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Caswell Franklyn, Unity Workers Union

The Caswell Franklyn Column – Prime Minister Come Clean on the Sacking of Governor Worrell

Today I intended to write about the functioning, or rather, the non-functioning of the system that was set up by the Employment Rights Act to settle disputes, particularly claims for unfair dismissal. I wanted to point out that it is at best amateurish and that it is failing miserably to meet expectations. But I felt […]

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bim

Third Parties Must Unite and Mobilize!

Submitted by William Skinner The way forward for any serious third party is via a new and effectively managed and promoted brand of national activism. Trying to improve upon the rapidly declining and worn out political model of the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party is a certain exercise in failure. You do […]

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The “Party of Parties”

Today’s Barbados Advocate makes for interesting reading. It deals with the prospect of a Third Party taking root in Barbados and potentially influencing the next general election. – Barbados Underground When the late Lloyd Best, the noted Trinbagonian intellectual, first used the parenthesized phrase in the caption in 1982, it was clear that he was […]

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Barbados, OUR Country

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat… Julius Caesar, Act-IV, Scene-III This Blogmaster found himself this week casting his eyes to […]

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David Comissiong

Let’s March for New Elections –NOW!

Submitted by David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is right in calling for and mobilizing a march against the governmental Administration of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, but she has not gone far enough in identifying the primary goal of the march. It is not enough to stage a march to express […]

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worrell-sinckler

The Moral Equivalence of Treason

Submitted by Pachamama For some time, there has a been a protracted ‘disagreement’ between the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBoB), Delisle Worrell and the Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler. It represents a deepening political-economy crisis. In trying to flesh out this phenomenon, we will sometimes directly address the prime minister, himself, as […]

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richardhaynes

Why the National Democratic Party (NDP) Failed

Submitted by William Skinner, former member and candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP) There is always a root cause that sometimes leads to success and at other times failure. While the root cause of the NDP’s formation was somewhat similar to that of Errol Barrow breaking from Sir Grantley Adam’s Barbados Labour Party and […]

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digicel

Regional News: Digicel to Send Home Hundreds of Employees

Digicel preparing to fire several hundred employees globally Digicel – a major player in the mobile, broadband and tv market across several Caribbean countries – is preparing to fire several hundred employees over the next 18 months. A new org structure will see regional hubs  – two for the Caribbean and Central America and two […]

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Elton Mottley

Elombe Mottley Presents –How to Build Barbados Over the Next 50 Years

    FATPORK TEN-TEN PRODUCTIONS Present Baba Elombe (Elton D Mottley) In a National Conversation At the Barbados Workers Union Auditorium Hindsbury Road, Bridgetown On Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm About the future of your children Your survival as you age, and How to build Barbados over the next 50 Years. DON’T MISS […]

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The Sinckler-Worrell Phenomenon -Sacrifice Can Be Maniacal or Suicidal

Submitted by George C. Brathwaite (PhD) “Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell! I took thee for thy better; take thy fortune.”- (Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 4; William Shakespeare) The turbulence surrounding the Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler and the Governor of the Central Bank Dr Delisle Worrell should come as no surprise to those Barbadians, […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Level Playing Field Required to Encourage Greater Sector Investment

Sometimes it is fascinating how numbers can be used to create what at best is a false impression and at worse what can simply be described as ‘fake news’. In one media report a Government spokesperson is boasting of the increase one property on the South coast has made to recent arrival numbers. The fact […]

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deep-state

It’s All About Asia, As Trump Becomes A Dud

Submitted by Pachamama We’ve spent considerable time trying to understand the meanings for the election of Donald Trump. And while he has been talking loud but saying little, we refused to relocate our primary foci as trained on the ‘deep state’ forces surrounding him. Yes, anyone calling himself POTUS must have some influence. But we’ve […]

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Jeff_Cumberbatch

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Enjoining a Dismissal

Wonderful to relate, or “mirabile dictu”, as my two Latin masters of long ago, Messrs. Wellington and [CQ] Williams, would have preferred, I do not find it necessary today to resume my analysis of the Trump presidency; a phenomenon that seems anyway to be imploding towards self-destruction. Moreover, there is sufficient drama being played out […]

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taxes

“No equity about a tax”

BU followed some of the debate to the Barbados Revenue Authority (Amendment) Act 2017 this week and wondered why the government waited so long to implement measures to make tax collection more efficient. If we are to enjoy services financed by from the public purse taxpayers must pay their taxes. Who likes to pay taxes […]

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Government Between a Rock and a Hard Place With General Elections Looming

Submitted by Inkwell 1. Consider this argument. The Central Bank (CB) Governor has refused to print any more money for the Minister of Finance (MOF). The MOF needs printing to continue to pay civil servants and keep Government running. If the Government can’t pay the civil servants this month, all hell will break loose. Therefore […]

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David Comissiong

Barbados Needs a New Government Not a New Central Bank Governor

It is clear to me that the Freundel Stuart Administration is looking for a scapegoat for its 8 year long and continuing abysmal economic performance, and has decided that Dr. Delisle Worrell is to be that scapegoat. Let us be very clear about this— in the real world of politics neither a Board of Management […]

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