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Clare Cowan

Cahill Final Agreements, DISCLOSED!

The following documents are posted to BU in the interest of the public of Barbados.

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carrington

BU Calls for the Immediate Resignation of Speaker Michael Carrington and Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

Tourism Sector in Barbados on the Rise

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Breakfast Press Conference held recently Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy and trying to put partisan politics aside, in my humble opinion it was one of the best presented meetings of its kind that I have ever attended on Barbados. Apart from the many representatives of the […]

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Republicans Vs Democrats

USA Presidential Elections: Democracy in the Balance

Submitted by Charles Knighton One can only hope that Barbadians are viewing what has transpired in the US over the last 25 years or so as a cautionary tale, one never to be emulated in their local politics. A democracy cannot function without good losers. Human beings are not naturally inclined to surrender power to […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Suspension, Extinction or What?

“People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all that they get…” Frederick Douglass The Barbadian industrial relations culture is relatively unsophisticated. Here, there is no formalized process of the recognition of a workers’ organization as the certified agent of a bargaining unit, an issue that […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – No Need for New Anti-violence Law

OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, I was under almost constant attack from kidney stones. If you have ever suffered from that condition, you would know that those attacks are not a Sunday evening walk in the park. However, whenever there was a lull in hostilities, I would take out my iPad, check email and generally […]

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L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)

The Birth of Cahill Energy

The Greenland Landfill project will forever taint the legacy of the Barbados Labour Party and the period the Owen Arthur administration governed Barbados from 1994 to 2008. There is the oft saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” The Cahill Energy project, with all its warts, will be known as […]

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maifesto

The People’s Manifesto of Barbados

On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther posted the ninety-five theses, which he had composed in Latin, on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. At the commencement he stated the following: “Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred […]

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Philip Nicholls

The Philip Nicholls Story – The Perils of a Legal Partnership

As my troubles at Cottle Catford resulted from the failure of my former partners to honour their agreement, the toll on me was only too evident to my close friends. Several of them, especially those  who were not attorneys , were incredulous as to what was transpiring in our legal system, as no one doubted […]

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Denis Lowe (1) Peter Allard (r)

An Ineffective Political Class

Submitted By William Skinner The political class has failed to reform an education system that is now basically destroying the lives of a major portion of our only resource, our people. I am sometimes amazed, that those who for the better part of four decades, propped up the system, are now crying crocodile tears. The […]

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The Bizzy Cherry Mess – Fight Over Waste

Many Barbadians have been following the shouting match between Anderson Cherry who is the managing director of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc  and Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams the head of Williams Industries and the other half of the Williams dynamic duo. The upside to the public disagreement between the two is the […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column–Delivering a Pristine Destination

Some years ago we pioneered a concept that was dubbed Tourism Enhancement Month. The simple idea was to persuade our paint manufacturers and suppliers, hardware, equipment rental and landscape companies to extend an extra discount to what was then our 100 plus small hotels during what is traditionally one of the quietest months, September. The […]

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SpringerSchoolBarbados

Student Punished by Springer School Principal for not Picking up a Wrapper

Submitted by William Skinner The public debate, in Barbados, surrounding the refusal of a student to pick up paper, on the instruction of a teacher, is instructive of the changing norms the society is having in several areas. The days of the teacher being always right are no longer with us. We must come to […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – On Nearing Fifty (iv)

The changing mirror image “Why should one man have a mirror image of you that you do not want to have of yourself? What kind of society are we striving for? There is no point in striving for Utopia, but you do not realize your potential…” – Mr Errol Barrow (1986) I am compelled to […]

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carrington

Michael Carrington’s Immoral Act Goes Unpunished

The Presidency is preeminently a place of moral leadership,” Franklin Roosevelt observed in the midst of the Depression; but that was then and this is now. What has changed? – The Moral Authority of Government A wholesome society many will argue is built on the pillars of law and order. Barbados like many others is […]

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Caribbean Region Most Affected by Loss in Correspondent Banking Relationships…

by caribbeantradelaw The withdrawal by international banks of correspondent banking relationships with Caribbean-based banks and money transfer businesses has once again been making headlines in the Caribbean. This week Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister raised the issue at the Fourth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), terming it a “clear […]

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Domestic Violence Legislation a Giant Leap for Barbadians

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Group Under the amended statute, a junior police officer may issue an emergency protection order if he or she has reason to believe that such an order is necessary to ensure the safety of a person at risk. Low-ranking officers may also issue emergency protection orders without the consent of […]

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Jews

Anti-Semitism Needs Only An Excuse

Submitted by Charles Knighton The Palestinian murderers do not want to build a state, they want to destroy a state and they say it out loud. They do not murder for peace and they do not murder for human rights. Netanyahu says UN chief Ban Ki-moon encouraging terror –  January 28 Advocate We have to […]

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Sandals

Sandals Barbados Withhold Stipend

It has been brought to the attention of BU that Sandals Barbados has been training prospective employees for 10 weeks, 8 hours per day, 5 days a week WITHOUT paying them a stipend to pay bus fare or buy a sweet drink. BU understand they do get a free lunch! To rub salt in the […]

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Minister of Social Care

No Crime but Jail Time

An article in Barbados today dated Jan 27th 2016, has led me to believe that the present government is even worse than our former slave masters. While it may have happened, I do not recall ever reading that the slaves were jailed for failing to report a crime in Barbados. In the article under the […]

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