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The Brutality of the Royal Barbados Police Force, with video

statement-highlight Highlighted from Nazim’s Police Statement

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cropover

2016 Crop Over Festival – One Big Party

The 2016 Crop Over Festival is quickly approaching its grand finale (Kadooment).  A key ingredient that helps to make the festival is the music. There are the many genres -calypso, traditional soca, bashment soca.  To support the music are the parties galore: Fyah De Wuk, Jalapeno Sunrise, Caesar’s Army Ambush BIM, Jalapeno Sunrise, Puff of […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Populism’s Promises Not to be Pelted

“The question as to who ‘the people’ are, where they/we will be made to stand, line up and be counted, the political direction in which they/we will be made to point: these are questions which cannot be resolved abstractly; they can only be answered politically.” – Tony Bennett, 2005. In today’s article, focus is on […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – WOW!

I make no apologies in returning to airlift this week because, it is one of the most critical factors in our overall tourism success or failure. Take the United States as a classic example. After over a decade of near stagnation in arrival numbers, new partnerships and existing ones are forged and ‘hey presto’ we […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Unfair Dismissal by NCC, Unfair Decision by Employment Rights Tribunal

The long-awaited decision in the case of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers, who were unceremoniously dismissed on April 30, 2014, was handed down by the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) on July 15, 2016. That is a day that will go down in infamy in the local labour movement, even if some of the major […]

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Tubf

Tell Me Barbados… Who Are We Going to Vote For B or D?

Submitted By Freedom Crier From my simple observation, how does the BLP and the DLP differ in their Ideology?I am very concerned that unless we practice Free Market Principles with fewer Burdensome Rules, Regulations and Controls, the Reaper lies at the Gate! “Governments make no money they only Spend money, that is why Socialist Governments […]

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TurkeyF

Turkey – Game Changer in the ‘Middle East’ – Central Asia?

Submitted by Pachamama The critical thing about intrigues is that you never know who’s on whose side until the music stops. The music stopped for the globalist party goers in Turkey about a week ago. On 15th July 2016, in the late evening, Caribbean Time, American government deep state forces, operating in Turkey activated a […]

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Minibus on the go!

PSVs Overcharging

Submitted by Anthony Davis I have a problem with some minibus, ZR drivers and conductors who charge tourists $2.50 as the fare. The extra money which you get from robbing the tourists will come back to haunt you because when they find out that you have stolen from them they will: Stop taking minibuses/ZRs Get […]

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inthepublicinterest

In the Public Interest – A Musing Directed at Editor-in-Chief of the nation Newspaper Roy Morris

It would be a worthwhile exercise in determining how and why the Nation Publishing Group of Companies reported that the money was repaid? Was this primarily intended to embarrass and compromise Dr. Grant? We already know why Barbados Today will not be motivated to be prolix about the outcome of the case – Peter Harris […]

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2016 Financial Statement of the Barbados Bar Association – A Matter of Public Interest

BU is of the view the 2016 Financial Statement of the Barbados Bar Association (BA) is of public interest for two key reasons.  There is sufficient cash generated from membership fees to fund  the recruitment of a senior clerk to assist with trying to improve service delivery to the public. Then there is the matter […]

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ClintionversusTrump

Contours of American Imperial Politics

Submitted Pachamama As the RNC stages its dog-and-pony show in Cleveland, Ohio, with the DNC to follow in a few weeks in Philadelphia, it is necessary to take a look at the real politics on which these ‘democracy’ marketing outings are based as empire struggles to maintain its grasp on our collective throat. Broadly speaking, […]

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Cutie-Lynch

Employment Rights Tribunal 2014 064 Cutie Lynch and NCC Decision, with document

The decision was finally handed down by the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) in the matter of the NCC and Cutie Lynch. This is a matter that stoked robust public debate. BU is pleased to post the following document for one and all to study. Of note is that the complainant Cutie Lynch acted on her […]

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Chief Gibson Marston Gibson

Barbados High Court Outstanding Decisions for 2016

The BU family will be interested in the outstanding decisions of the High Court for 2016 recorded on the attachment. Of interest is the column labelled ”LAST HEARD”. If readers have formed the conclusion that the BU household is unforgiving in our criticism of Chief Justice Marston Gibson, please go to the top of the […]

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Central Bank of Barbados

Barbados’ Economic Performance for the Q2,2016

The Barbados economy grew by 1.3% over the first six months of 2016, compared to virtually no growth a year ago. This was a slight deceleration from the first quarter, mainly on account of unexpected delays in major tourism investments projects… [youtube=https://youtu.be/yrCzHRSPJ3A Press Release June 2016 Final.pdf (1.03 MB)

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Agriculture is Vital, and so is our Youth

I am baffled by the national approach or lack thereof when it comes to a struggling agriculture sector and the high incidence of youth unemployment in Barbados. In fact, it was almost seven years ago when the then Barbados Minister of Agriculture, Haynesley Benn, speaking at the Launch of the Youth in Agriculture Programme, ‘Developing […]

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Colm Imbert

Minister of Finance and the Economy vs. Afra Raymond – Keith Rowley Protecting Persad-Bissessar and CL Financial Group

BU’s read of the following is simple, the political class is the same everywhere, they are wont to protect their own. What is interesting in this case is that transparency laws are on the statute books in Trinidad and Tobago. Why would the recently installed Rowley PNM government not want to be transparent about how […]

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Submitted by Wayne Cadogan

Elvis Forde for National Coach

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan It is another Olympic year and once again Barbados would be sending athletes off to the games as they have always done in past years. To date only two Barbadians have ever graced the podium, one representing Barbados and the other the West Indies, yet we continue to send athletes to […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Offsetting Brexit

Following the Referendum on Brexit, I would imagine the entire outward bound tourism industry in Britain has gone into overdrive to mitigate the effect – both short and long term – that it will inevitably have on their businesses and market share. I have already seen opportunities that ‘we’ as a destination could potentially piggy-back […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Justice for Judy…and Cutie

The duke cannot deny the course of law, for the commodity that strangers have With us in Venice, if it be denied, Will much impeach the justice of his state,Since that the trade and profit of the city consisteth of all nations.  –The Merchant of Venice A couple of years ago, in a piece entitled […]

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