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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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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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VAXXED – Predatory Medical Exploitation & Colonization Genus of Neo-Eugenic Enslavement: Black Guinea Pigs & the Systematic Racial Genocide of People of Color

Submitted by Terence Blackett “If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.” – Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh No other people on the earth have been as systematically oppressed, enslaved, murdered or attempts made to wipe them from the pages of human […]

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Flooding in Clarke's Road

Minister Denis Lowe Resignation MUST be on the Table -Flooding @Clarkes Road. St. James – GOD Bless BIM on Independence Day

Minister of Drainage Denis Lowe needs to go. There has been no improvement in the task to alleviate flooding in Barbados since his appointment. In fact, it has gotten worse. Surely it is time for commonsense to prevail and for the Prime Minister to give the opportunity to another person to bring a fresh approach […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

Persistent Struggle Against US Imperialism (Part 1)

The death of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is being celebrated and mourned for many different reasons across the globe. His impact on the contours of global politics will surely live on for many generations to come, particularly that his life was marked with the struggle against American imperialism and the fight for liberation inside and […]

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Walter Blackman

Hurting Many for the Benefit of One – the unions exposed

In April 2015, I wrote an article captioned “A new agenda for Barbadian workers and their families”. In that article, I made an attempt to highlight the existence of a struggle between two opposing forces – Barbadian workers and their families versus the political class. Writing from Chicago at the time, I tried to capture […]

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"...with expectations great..."

For the Claim of INDEPENDENCE 1966

Submitted by nineofnine A people stood in trance as one flag is lowered and another (THE NATIONAL SYMBOL) was raised while standing at attention, listening to the tones of a new anthem and visioning that their new self-governing nation will move to provide new opportunities, render freedoms, rise standards, facilitate the needy, and set a […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Well Done Sue Springer

As Sue Springer prepares to demit her post as Chief Executive Officer at the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, I would like to dedicate this weeks’ column to her amazing contribution to tourism over several decades and around 15 years in her current position. Frankly, I have marvelled at her incredible ability to juggle with […]

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Caswell Franklyn, Unity Workers Union

Head of Unity Workers Union Caswell Franklyn Rejects Joy-ann Inniss Claim

The following comment was posted to the Trade Unions Baring Teeth on the Eve of 50th Independence Celebration blog in response to a newspaper article that appeared in the traditional media – Barbados Underground Joyann Inniss claims that she and other members of the executive of NUPW were left out of meetings but did she […]

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David Comissiong

Not Me and Prince Harry!

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados Henry Charles Albert David Windsor, also known as Prince Henry of Wales, is a Caucasian young man whose only claim to fame is that he once shocked his own British society by attaching a Swastika symbol to his arm and dressing up as a German Nazi! Yet, our country’s […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – My Mother’s Tongue

She shuffled off this mortal coil early one morning in July more than sixteen years ago now, but she has lived on in my heart for every hour since. Frequently, I seem to catch, in my mind’s ear, her voice calling my familiar childhood name and her wise counsel has been my constant guide throughout […]

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Water Strategy Required

Reproduced from Andrew Simpson’s Facebook page. Yesterday I attended, as a member of BAPE; on the invitation of the BWA, a meeting to address water scarcity and to build a roadmap toward achieving water security. Dr Mwansa made a presentation which was prepared by Anthony Headley that outlined hydrological, regulatory and universal understanding. Accepting that […]

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POLITICS OF INCLUSION, a step in the right direction.

Submitted by nineofnine GRENADA just held a referendum/vote on the issue of reforming it’s 1974 Constitution, the result of voting spoke of the wishes of the citizenry. Voters also turned down the opportunity to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final court. THE PEOPLE OF THE […]

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