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THE Adrian Loveridge Column – Airbnb Participants Possibly Violating Mortgage Agreement

According to a recent UK Telegraph newspaper article, almost 80,000 British home owners are earning income by renting part or all of their homes through Airbnb – ‘and this number is doubling by the year’. The popularity of the short term rentals website was boosted further in last April’s budget when the Chancellor of the […]

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The French in Bajan Politics

Those of us who refuse to navel gaze by maintaining a keen interest in global affairs would have followed the the Brexit referendum and all that ensued in the United Kingdom, followed by the elevation of Donald Trump to the presidency of the USA. Both outcomes represent outcomes not predicted by many talking heads who […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Perceived Evolution in Candidacy

With the minds of most Barbadians directed towards the upcoming general election campaign, some of the more recent nominations of those political parties expected to face the electorate have caused me to reflect on the evolution of the popular composition of the local political class. It was not that long ago that the traditional professional, […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Robbing the Dead

My fondest wish is that these columns do not only provide an opportunity for me to vent but that they impart useful information to the public. To this end, I would like to share my experiences that could be beneficial to others. So far two of my friends have trusted me to take care of […]

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Bond Issues

by Afra Raymond One of the major issues facing the country as this recession unfolds is the pressing need to review the State Enterprise sector. A Cabinet-appointed committee, chaired by Dr Terrence Farrell, was established to examine the SOE sector, but we have no idea yet as to their recommendations. One of the hugest State […]

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NIS Reserves Projected by IMF to be Exhausted in 2037 – UPP Candidate Craig Harewood Muted by VoB

‘The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global […]

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Ninja Man Hypocrisy

‘We have all see the video of Ninja man being pepper sprayed. Surprisingly it has evoked public consternation. The following extract was posted to his Facebook page, he is the principal person who started the Weekend Water Warriors initiative. Does he have a point?’ – David of BU  David Davis Lets make love and caring […]

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What a Carifta Games Tragedy for Barbados

So, Barbados’ athletes  won a mere 12 medals at this year’s Carifta Games— down from last year’s total of 21, and one of our country historically lowest Carifta medal totals for many years now. But none of this should surprise us. Almost exactly one year ago I wrote an article in which I referred to […]

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David Comissiong Responds to Sinckler and Inniss and their Demagoguery

Submitted by DAVID  ANDRE  COMISSIONG Perhaps Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler  and Minister of Industry Donville Inniss could explain to us Barbadians how the process of having Mr Mark Maloney construct a  hotel at Bay Street, St Michael would boost Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange. It would seem to me that Mr Maloney would be […]

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Who is the Real Third Party

When we elect politicians, we mainly want them to manage the country without putting us in an unsustainable debt situation.  Barbados’ national debt is an unsustainable $13 Billion, with the BLP being responsible for approximately $8 Billion and the DLP for approximately $5 Billion.  The crucial question that Barbadian voters are being forced to answer […]

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Solutions Barbados Announces Candidates

Solutions Barbados would like to start announcing its candidates.  Anyone who has been able to maintain a business in this economic environment, without Government assistance, has done well.  Managing a business for over a decade can help prepare an individual to manage our national economy.  Each of the Solutions Barbados candidates that we are announcing […]

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PM May Calls Snap Election: Pros and Cons

by Caribbean Trade Law and Development United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May, has today ‘reluctantly’ announced that Britons could be going to the polls in a general election on June 8, 2017, three years shy of the due date of May 2020. The UK has a parliamentary system of government. Since 2011, parliamentary elections […]

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RBC Chief Economist Reviews the Barbados Economy

“I think the most important number to watch right now is foreign reserves. Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) online data to February 2017 show that reserves declined by 29% year-over-year (y/y) to USD 329 million, which I estimate at roughly two months of imports. (2) that USD inflows raised from debt (from the development banks […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Up De Ting

As we enter the long eight month summer period, I would imagine that our tourism planners have increased their focus on how to maintain both visitor arrival numbers, duration of stay and equally importantly the average spend. As the Chairman of the main trade association recently pointed out, our British visitors are increasingly looking for […]

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Following Jesus

Submitted by Grenville Phillips II, founder of Solutions Barbados Jesus’ death and resurrection are part of the historical record.  After Jesus’ resurrection, He declared that He had all authority in heaven and on earth, and told His disciples to teach all peoples to benefit from all of the things that He had taught them.  Then […]

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The Slave in Your Mentality (Chapter 2)

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel Tafari Destroying the lie of Black Emancipation, and setting in motion the necessary project of SELF-REPARATIONS that first begins with the painful task of introspection.  

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Paper it is Written On…

The late US film producer, Samuel Goldwyn, is usually credited with first saying that a verbal (sic) contract is “not worth the paper it is written on”. In this statement, he would strictly have erred in at least two particulars; first, he probably meant “oral” instead of “verbal” which is the adjective for “in words” […]

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Barbados Integrity Movement – Happy Easter Barbados

EASTER MESSAGE FROM THE BARBADOS INTEGRITY MOVEMENT POLITICAL LEADER – MR. NEIL HOLDER   Thursday, April 13th, 2016 Today Barbados celebrates what can be constituted as one of the most significant events of the Christian Faith; “EASTER DAY/RESSURECTION SUNDAY”. Most Barbadians have come from or eventually gravitated to a religious background which has been known […]

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