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Sir Ruel Has Traditional Traditional Media Running for Cover

Two of the more popular calypsos of the season by Chad ”Sir Ruel” Bowen have been banned by the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)  and Voice of Barbados (VOB). Not a surprise to many is the fact the two social commentary songs deal with political references in Barbados. To be expected the CBC has banned both […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – Dust Off the DLP, Change is Coming

In another week or so, the pain and punishment being meted out to Barbadians will increase with the 2017 Budget measures taking full effect. The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has failed to convince Barbadians that today or tomorrow will be any better than the plight Barbadians endured for nearly a decade after that party’s […]

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Why is the Private Sector Recommending Austerity?

Both established parties, some of the newer ones, and almost all Barbadian and foreign based economists are warning Barbadians to brace for severe austerity measures.  Several prominent economists are even calling for a devaluation of Barbados’ dollar as a way to address our dire economic problems.  Surprisingly, none of these entities are being challenged to […]

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Romero Lashley of the UPP Shares Solutions for the Common Entrance Exam

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Barbadian Customers Not Being Respected by Big Business

There seems to be some doubt whether Mahatma Gandhi was the original person who articulated the following quotation, however,t few can doubt the meaning and intent of the message. ‘A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption […]

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The Blatant Disrespect and Abuse of the Barbados Supreme Court

Submitted by Well Well, Observing Blogger Some years ago there was a case that Henry Forde, QC and other attorneys represented their clients who are service providers on the island, Carter’s General Store was one and there were many other contractors, plumbers, electrical engineers etc. The name of the property they built  and provided millions […]

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Important Documents About the Hyatt Hotel for Your (Public) Information

Please find attached hereto extracts from the following Hyatt related documents:- (1) Memorandum dated 21st April 2016 from the Chief Town Planner to the Permanent Secretary (Defence and Security) in the Prime Minister’s Office outlining concerns that the Barbados National Trust and the Barbados Museum and Historical Society had with the proposal to construct a […]

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Latest CADRES Poll Shows DLP Trailing the BLP

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A Heather Cole Column – Open Letter to the Trade Unions of Barbados

Time For a Rebirth Barbados is once again at the crossroads, as it stood during the 1930’s. The Trade Union movement of that day challenged the authority of the island when they stood up for the political, social and economic rights of the working class. In every shape and form what had occurred on the […]

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Dr. Ronnie Yearwood Invites YOU…

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PRODUCTIVTY is Only a Word

There are several definitions of the word PRODUCTIVITY, the one that fits the bill to support this message is “the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input”. Clearly if Barbados is to sustain a reasonable standard of living for our people we […]

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Cautionary Tale for Barbados – How the MASSY|TSTT Merger Affects Us

The following blog by Afra Raymond is instructive for Barbadians because Trinidad and Tobago has implemented transparency legislation. Based on the many critiques by Afra of the integrity and transparency variety that have occurred in the T&T space, clearly the legislation has not efficiently served to deliver on the intent and the benefit to a […]

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Government Allocates Monies to Buy S-Class Mercedes Benz But …

Submitted by Anthony Davis Minister of Education Ronald Jones has raised concern over the drop in the number of students writing the 11-plus exam, saying this was due to a declining national birth rate. Jones pointed out during a news conference Wednesday morning at his office at the Elsie Payne Complex on Constitution Road, that […]

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Budget Confusion

A feature of the Stuart led government and the Thompson before, it has had an issue with effectively implementing policy measures promoted in several budgets since taking office. Many of the government’s missteps have been harshly critiqued by BU and other media sources. One does not need to be reminded about the cellphone tax, solid […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – DLP’s Dodge

“The least we can expect from our leaders is to deal with the ‘issues of real life’, [and] provide at the very least … shelter, healthcare, education, sanitation, and transport” – Senator Dr. Jerome X. Walcott, 2016). Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) performed sufficiently impressive to put Barbados as […]

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What Does the Death of ORLANDO FIGUERA Mean?

Submitted by David Comissiong, Citizen of Barbados Try as I may, I cannot get out of my mind and psyche the image of 21 year old Afro-Venezuelan Orlando Figuera being burnt to death in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela. This is surely one of the worst cases of a modern day lynching of a black […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – 2017 Budget Effect on Tourist Spend

I just wonder  prior to the announcement of the last budget if the Minister of Finance sat down with the Minister of Tourism and discussed how the possible implications of the proposed huge price hikes would affect the average visitor, their length of stay and spend. This follows the recent TUI chairman’s pronouncement warning of […]

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LIAT Airline On Bankruptcy Flight Path

The following was posted by Bimjim to blog LIAT Airline Reneges on AGREEMENT with the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association According to LEAKED Document. It is an important post not just for the issues highlighted but the fact that leadership is required in any endeavour to ensure there is a possibility of success. A read […]

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