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Chris Sinckler -Why Do You Want to Pay Hari Narayan USD10 Millions?

Who is Harry Narayan? Why is the Barbados Cane Industry Corporation (BCIC) and Minister of Finance wanting to pay Narayan US$10 million dollars?

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The GROTTO: Solicitor General ‘Opinion’ Deems Dividend Payment from Housing Credit Fund Illegal

The truth about the GROTTO Housing project and the decision to declare a dividend from the Housing Credit Fund (HCF) by the Central Bank of Barbados (Government) to pay Mark Maloney of PRECONCO is finally coming to light. The BU household has relentlessly pursued this matter and it gives us no satisfaction to be proved […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Interesting Times

We are undeniably living in interesting times. On Friday, we witnessed the inauguration of the forty-fifth president of the United States, Mr Donald Trump, who was able to overcome some missteps that would ordinarily prove fatal to others in most election campaigns and to win the requisite number of votes in the Electoral College, although […]

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For the VISIONARY Claim of Good GOVERNANCE…an alternative solution

Submitted by nineofnine “The construct and purpose of any legitimate government is to facilitate the needs of society, promote opportunities and generally provide and protect a well structured society with benefits for all. The National Debt is defined as “mortgages on the wealth and income of the people of a country.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1959) Our […]

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Submitted by David Comissiong As all former Harrisonians of the 1970’s era would be aware, the late Adrian “Boo” Husbands was a Harrison College legend in his own lifetime! All of us who attended Harrison College in the 1970’s suffered the misfortune of being formally introduced to the study of Music via an annoyingly squeaky […]

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Does the BTMI (Government) GIVE 2 Million Dollars to the Barbados Rally Club?

Is is true the Barbados Rally Club receives a yearly subvention from the Barbados Tourism and Marketing Inc of $2 million? If so, how is this money is utilized?

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Ruling in Article 50 Brexit Appeal Next Tuesday

Extracted from Caribbean Trade Law and Development website Mark the date Tuesday, January 24th at 9:30 am on your calendars! That is the date on which the United Kingdom’s highest court will deliver its highly anticipated judgment in the appellate case of R (on the application of Miller and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State […]

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International Monetary Fund

IMF Projects Low Growth for the Caribbean

The following report was extracted from the website caribbeansignal.com: “The IMF released its World Economic Outlook Update for January 2017 earlier today. The organization is projecting growth of between 3.4 and 3.6% in global output between 2017 and 2018, especially in emerging markets and developing economies. For Latin America and the Caribbean, projections range between […]

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Obama, Trump and the Great Unravelling

Submitted by Pachamama   Dr. Anthony Monteiro has recently delivery a magisterial analysis of our current circumstances, the way forward. He has concluded that we are in the 5th major crisis of capitalism; sees the generalized failure of the capitalist elites; believes there is no way to prevent a total, systemic, collapse; sees these global […]

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They Were Actually Promising Us Debt

Update from the new political party Solutions Barbados (Grenville Phillips II) Dear Readers: Our system of Government requires politicians to compete for our votes every general election, for the responsibility of managing Barbados’ economy.  However, rather than it being mainly a competition of management proposals, our politicians tended to compete by trying to out-promise their […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Airbnb Strikes Strategic Alliance with Resy

Airbnb has taken yet another step in its quest to broaden its influence beyond accommodations, according to a recent article in the industry news source, TravelMole. It has led a US$13 million funding round in the dining booking app Resy Network Inc, which values that company at around US$70 million, not bad for a business […]

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David Comissiong

David Comissiong Critiques Third World Performance

DAVID COMISSIONG  CRITIQUES  THIRD  WORLD  PERFORMANCE  AND  NATANGA  SMITH’S  REVIEW  OF  THE  CONCERT  IN  THE  NATION  NEWSPAPER As the whole of Barbados knows, I am a passionate believer in the valuableness and beauty of our Caribbean and Pan-African Civilization: and so, when I witness or experience an exemplary manifestation of that Civilization I am obliged […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Race to the Bottom?

As was the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, I, too, was not overly enthusiastic at first blush about the involvement of some of our neighbouring jurisdictions such as Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica and St Kitts-Nevis in the Citizenship by Investment [CBI] programme or, as it has been more popularly […]

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Caswell Franklyn, Unity Workers Union

The Caswell Franklyn Column – Termination of Employment Claim Procedures Made Simple

My last column, on severance pay that was published on New Year’s Day, generated a whole slew of phone and email queries from persons who had lost their jobs over the years. The most frequently asked question came from persons who wanted to know if they can now make a claim for severance payment, in […]

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Public Transportation Hits a Pothole

Submitted by Anthony Davis It seems to me that no one cares how and if the lower echelons get to/from their various destinations. We have a transport system which is totally unreliable, and neither the Minister of Transport, nor any of the heads of the private sector transport system is interested in rectifying it. It […]

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When A Chinaman Bowls a Googly

Submitted by Pachamama. In cricket, a googly has a deceptive bounce. Whereas the chinaman is delivered by a left-arm bowler to a right-arm batsman, spinning from the offside to the legside. The Chinese may only be playing cricket in Hong Kong and we are uncertain as to its mass appeal on continental China. However, soccer […]

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FLOW and DIGICEL Are SELF Regulating Entities

There is a new initiative in the market. Digicel has partnered with Adopt a Stop to provide charging points at bus shelters across Barbados – read about it Bus shelters getting charging points. The first thought was how long does one expect to be at a bus stop to be able to appreciate the value […]

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For the Claim of Solutions of a Third Political Party Part I

Submitted by nineofnine SOLUTIONS BARBADOS seem intent to make a difference on the political landscape by offering what it deems a proposed draft of solutions (subject to improvement/revision) for the countries’ present economic and social challenges which by public outcry shows that present governance is found wanting in every Ministerial portfolio. It is evident that […]

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