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Ronald Jones, Minister of Education and former president of the BUT

The Cost of Scholarship

The BU household continues our focus on education by reproducing today’s Barbados Advocate editorial – Barbados Underground It does not come entirely as a surprise to us that the public discourse surrounding the requirement that Barbadian students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) pay twenty percent of the economic cost of tuition fees […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Public Accounts Committee and Auditor General MUST Recommit to Holding Public Officers Accountable

  This Committee scrutinises the value for money – the economy, efficiency and effectiveness – of public spending and generally holds the government and its civil servants to account for the delivery of public services. As delivery models for public services have changed, so the reach of the Committee, in following the taxpayer’s pound, has […]

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What A Wicked Defaming of FIDEL CASTRO!

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President ,Clement Payne Movement Whenever I read Newspaper articles or Letters to the Editor accusing the late great Fidel Castro of being a dictator and of carrying out political executions, Shakespeare’s immortal words come to my mind— “Oh Judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason!” […]

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Fruendel Stuart (l) Denis Lowe (r)

Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary Assessment Report and the South Coast Sewage Plant Connection

The MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT GRAEME HALL NATURE SANCTUARY  report was prepared by the Environmental Engineering Consultants, Inc for Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary in 2010. The findings in the report demand an immediate statement from the authorities regarding how the Graeme Hall wetland is being managed -importantly, the release of raw sewage into the wetland.

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African Heritage Foundation: Our Children Are Our Own

Reproduced from African Heritage Foundation website The African Heritage Foundation is taking this opportunity to respond to recent statements made by child advocate Faith Marshall-Harris while delivering a position paper over the weekend on what should be contained in the laws of Barbados to ensure this country is fully compliant with the United Nations Convention […]

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Afra Raymond

Property Matters – Invaders’ Bay (ii)

 by AfraRaymond  There is a rising tide of confusion at Invaders’ Bay, so it is time to bring some understanding to this situation. The previous column delved into the Appeal Court rulings and the State’s application to appeal to the Privy Council. There is a lot more to be derived from those important rulings, but […]

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Royal Barbados Police Force under the spotlight

What Is The Role Of The RBPF, If Not To Solve Crime And Bring Criminals To Justice?

Submitted by Fatima Azziz Linda and James PROSPER, of Diamond Valley, in the Parish of St Philip entered a dwelling I occupied in 2009, and removed tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of personal belongs and changed the lock on the entry door. I returned, entered and realized items missing. I changed their lock. We […]

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Former BLP Government Blamed for Sewage Problem

The following was posted to Facebook by Minister Denis Kellman who acted as Minister of the Environment for a short period. Denis Kellman 1 hr · As Minister Of the Environment I toured the plant and the swamp and what I was told about he plant and its capacity to function perfectly . I was […]

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Sewage Alert!

The revelation in recent weeks that sewage (raw) is spewing into the sea on the South coast should be of concern to all Barbadians. Along with the health concern there is the potential to dent the good reputation of Barbados as an idyllic tourist destination.  The members of the BU household are fiercely patriotic and […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Supersonic Travel to the Caribbean a Possibility

Already nicknamed the ‘Baby Boom’ the planned introduction of a new supersonic jet could yet prove another wonderful opportunity for Barbados and the Caribbean. Many of us will recall the golden days of British Airways delta wing Concorde arriving early morning into Grantley Adams having left Heathrow, if you allowed for the time zone difference, […]

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The Infamous Merging of Church & State Politics: The “Rwandan Genocide” – How Race Wars, Tribal Conflicts & Theory of Divide & Conquer Pose Ominous Harbingers for 2017 & Beyond

Submitted by Terence Blackett ‘The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.’ ~ Dante Alighieri The Puritans who dragged themselves up on to the shores of what came to be called “THE NEW WORLD” – (an oxymoronic concept) given that European history of the […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Symbolism of the Broken Trident

In relatively recent times, more individuals than one have expressed their consternation with the emblem of the broken trident in the national flag, and its representation in the recently revealed National Monument, claiming an association thereby with Satanism. Given that there has been no general protest during the previous fifty years of its existence, and […]

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Caswell Franklyn, Unity Workers Union

The Caswell Franklyn Column – Frontier Justice in Barbados

It was heartening to read the Daily Nation of November 22, 2016 to see that some lawyers had expressed concern about a number of antiquated laws that should be removed from the statute books. They reasoned that the removal of these laws would reduce the number of nuisance cases that helps to clog up the […]

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National Insurance Fund: Dr. Justin Robinson an URGENT Update is Required

This space is created to accommodate comments about the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) of Barbados.  The BU household concedes that the management of the NIS as with any social security fund is a complex matter. It is against this background that Barbadians need to hear the technocrats explaining the status of the NIS fund and […]

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fidelcastro

Salute To A Great Freedom Fighter: The Indomitable Spirit Of Fidel Castro Will Live Forever in World

by Gerald A Perreira (credit: David Comissiong) Fidel Castro can never die.  Today he departed the physical plane but he will live on forever. His intellectual prowess and wisdom were extraordinary among mortals. His legacy and influence is global and monumental. This humble man, from a smallCaribbean country, can truly be said to have changed […]

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Airport Worker Labels the Government and NUPW ‘Bullies’

Submitted by Chavone As an employee of GAIA I feel a need to bring light to the situation unfolding at the airport , this government is a bunch of bullies and the nupw aint no better so we the workers are out to sea without a paddle in a leaking canoe. I know the public […]

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Ronald Jones, Minister of Education and former president of the BUT

Legislate Extra ‘School’

Of concern to the BU household are the increasing number of hours being forfeited in the school year for one reason or the other in Barbados. Combermere Secondary School students have been the most visible example of being short changed because of a perennial environmental problem. Other schools have had to close classrooms because of […]

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ZRs Run Traffic Light

The following video shows TWO ZRs in the right lane at the Collymore Rock roundabout. The first ZR (can you make out the number?) runs the red STOP light to go straight from the right lane. The second ZR (also in the right lane) goes straight on the green traffic light to go right (can […]

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