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RIDGE, Christ Church: 179 Acres to be Reclassified to Plant Concrete

It seems like yesterday BU was at the vanguard of highlighting the indifference shown by the then Barbados Labour Party government to how agricultural land was being reclassified and subdivide to plant concrete. Eight years later under a Democratic Labour Party government nothing has changed. The featured notice was published in the Nation newspaper on […]

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Afra Raymond

Property Matters – Sole Selectives

by AfraRaymond It seems that the current administration intends to execute its three largest projects on the sole selective basis and in my view that is a serious concern. Sole Selective is a non-competitive contracting approach in which a single firm is selected to participate in a commercial opportunity. I have not limited the definition […]

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Akanni McDowall’s Removal Was Politically Motivated

  Do you remember that the authorities promised to investigate the circumstances surrounding Akanni’s demotion before they meet with the NUPW to discuss the matter. Well I believe that the union is being played for a fool since I understand that Akanni’s replacement took up duties this morning – Caswell Franklyn, Barbados Underground The revelation […]

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Central Bank Economic Review January to September 2016


Central Bank Economic Review January to September 2016

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Akanni McDowall (l) Toni Moore (r)

The Barbados Problem: A Trade Union Solution?

History is repeating itself. Early in our history when controlling black slaves and white indentured servants became problematic, the legislature enacted a series of laws as a method of control. By 1650, the infamous set of laws that became known as the Barbados Slave Codes were enacted to maintain the control of the Slaves by […]

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Lord I Believe, Help Thou My Unbelief…

Submitted by PieceUhDeRock The following is from Gospel according to Mark: 22And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. 23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Restaurant Week in Barbados

Officially Restaurant Week Barbados was rolled out by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, recently which actually runs from 22nd October until 5th November leading up until this year’s rebranded Food and Rum Festival. It gives us, as a destination, a wonderful opportunity to highlight our incredible range of restaurant choices and for local farmers and […]

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Dover Stinky Skip

Barbados Needs a Waste Management Solution, NOW!

Barbados finds itself on a website labeled as a country generating the 6th highest output of garbage per capita in the world. Do we have a plan to implement a relevant waste management solution Dr. Denis Lowe? Read report – Countries Generating The Most Trash Per Capita #vote

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Releases Guidance on Correspondent Banking Services

Alicia Nicholls The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released its long-awaited guidance on the application of FATF standards in the context of correspondent banking services following its plenary session held October 19-21st, 2016. The purpose of the guidance is to address de-risking and has been prepared in collaboration with the Financial Stability Board […]

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LIAT Pilot Association Points to Incompetent Management

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Read full press release

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

Open Pre-Action Letter to the Sanitation Service Authority Board

Submitted by David Comissiong 22 October 2016 Ms Margot Harvey Chairman Sanitation Service Authority Board and Members of the Board (Erskine Simmons, Neil Marshall, Peter Barrow, Jeffrey Nurse, Stephen Layne, Peter Gilkes, Carolyn Brathwaite, and Debra Walker) c/o Sanitation Service Authority 2nd floor NPC Building Wildey St. Michael Dear Sirs / Madams Re: Privatization of […]

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Modern-Day Malfeasance: The Mechanics of Misery – An Abominable Practice of Sexual Exploitation, Baby Factories, Organ Harvesting & Child Enslavement

Submitted by Terance Blackett “To forgive is to assume a larger identity than the person who was first hurt…” – philosopher David Whyte Epictetus, Roman Stoic philosopher, mathematician and rationalist was born a slave around 55 AD. He earned his freedom as a young man and began the study of Stoic philosophy during those teenage […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Legal Theory and Practical Realities

It might bear reminder while commenting on the topic at caption, that its origin carries some relevance to Barbados’ Independence, especially as we are in the midst of preparations to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its attainment. It should be recalled that this status was achieved as a matter of law by an Order-in-Council of […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Akanni McDowall Kicked to the Kerb

A Nazi era pastor, Martin Niemoller is credited with having said of the German authorities, First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Trade Unionist. […]

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BLP Red Alert

The political temperature in the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) neck of the woods is starting to rise as it identifies candidates to run in the next general elections constitutionally due in 2018. It is not unusual for political parties to engage in tussles while negotiating the candidate selection process. Who can forget the dogfight that […]

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Dr. Mascoll Exposes the Central Bank

BU read Dr. Clyde Mascoll’s weekly column with great interest. The fact that it has not garnered any serious critique on the talk shows and on social media says a lot about our level of discernment.  An advantage over the traditional media is that we (social media) tell it like it is. Last week the […]

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HRC Will Win – But Has to Fight to Avoid Impeachment

Submitted by Pachamama It should be pellucid by now that barring a tectonic disclosure or other intervention Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) will win the USA presidential elections. However, she will immediately come under a massive series of investigations aimed at giving the defeated Republicans, provided they can retain the House of Representatives, a raison detre. […]

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Charles leacock, Director of Public Prosecutions

DPP Charles Leacock Found Guilty

We give credit to Barbados Today for highlighting this grave injustice meted out to Kobia Jamal Robinson by Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock. The idea that a person charged with a crime in Barbados has to wait for three years to have their case heard is embarrassing and wrong.  The fact others have had […]

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