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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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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – What Kind of Society Do WE Want?

Against the background of numerous political, economic, and social issues grabbing national headlines and our concerned attention, this past weekend was very heartening. As a proud graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI), I became washed with positive emotion while taking in the two graduation ceremonies. The graduating students were splendidly dressed not […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Package Holiday the Popular Choice

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has reported a resurgence of their members package holidays and according to them more than half (53 per cent) of British holidaymakers took a package holiday in the last year which represents an increase of 6 per cent on 2015 and a rise of more than 10 per […]

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David Ames (Harlequin) r, Mark Maloney (Preconco) r

Harlequin Property Goes Bust!

Recent developments in St. Vincent with Harlequin Property SVG filing insolvency proceedings will lead to heavy loses for investors to be sure. This matter should be a concern for Barbadians because of the stalled properties owned by Harlequin in Barbados. As is the norm Barbadians will NOT be updated on this matter until the local […]

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Jean Delangis and Robert Richardson Versus the Duecks Described as a Mistake

A follow up on the To DPP Charles Leacock: Why Did you Drop the Case Against the Duecks? story which BU carried and is quoted below. The Sunday Sun of October 16, 2016 on page 36A titled Couple free at last, answers the question as to why Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock discontinued the […]

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Nothing Against Bob Dylan, But Wha Bout KAMAU?

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, Clement Payne Movement (Barbados) So, the American folk/rock musician , Bob Dylan, has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature — the first time that a song lyricist has won this prestigious international award ! I say well done to Bob Dylan: he is deserving of every accolade that […]

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The Law of Unintended Consequences: Political Jousting, Military Sabre-Rattling and “Denial-Phobia” Regarding Nuclear Brinkmanship

Submitted by Terence Blackett “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing nothing” – Albert Einstein 17th century French philosopher, mathematician and social theorist Blaise Pascal in ‘Pensees’ (Thoughts on Religion) given his understanding of time & space opined: “When I consider the short […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Theatre of the Absurd

Some of the local events of the past fortnight lend cogent validity to the thesis conveyed by the title to this piece. A cashier at a retail establishment posts, on social media, a fulsome rant against the unwelcome interruption of her cosmetic efforts by a safety drill at her workplace on social media, and then […]

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Samson On The Wall … Keep Calm: Education Revolution In Progress

Extracted from Our Afrikan Heritage website Last night, The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) working group tasked with developing a curriculum acceptable to the Ministry of Education had its first meeting. One of the attendees who runs a small school, Sister Nailah, presented the group with a curriculum guide for Class 3 (for 9-10 year olds). […]

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Building Blocks of Crime?

Another reaction to the controversial remarks made by the Reverend Lucille Baird posted in today’s Barbados Advocate reposted for the reading pleasure the BU family. For a variety of reasons, the strictures leveled at the so-called local “block culture” by female cleric, the reverend Dr Lucille Baird, are not likely to meet with universal agreement […]

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More Water Problems for the BLACK(man) from St. James


This photo represents a burst BWA pipe leaking at the back of my wall for months. The inconsiderate BWA work crew for work #499557 did the clumsy job of repair by cutting the pipe where it was not leaking, placed a joint but left the leak under the wall worse – Blackman.

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The P Word Resurfaces

In his weekly column of last week Jeff Cumberbatch gave an insight into his reading habits and as to be expected it is varied.  Those who should know suggests reading is very important because it develops the mind first and foremost.  The BU household reading habits are not as varied as Jeff’s but read we […]

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2017 T&T Budget Review

Submitted by Afra Raymond The 2017 budget was presented on Friday 30th September 2016, with the known decline in State revenue having the expected impact. As shown in the graph and table, the Estimate of Revenue is now down to $47.4 Billion, which is itself a doubtful figure as I will show, with Estimated Expenditure […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

The PRIVATIZATION OF Sanitation Services is a SCANDAL of MASSIVE Proportions

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, CLEMENT  PAYNE  MOVEMENT So, the Democratic Labour Party— the political party that solemnly promised the Barbadian people that a vote for them in the 2013 General Elections was a vote for the preservation of all Public Sector jobs and a vote against privatization of State entities— has now made a […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Focus on Schools NOT Blocks

Submitted by Dr.George Brathwaite “The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.” – David Hume. The history of Christianity in Barbados is just as long as it is dotted with prejudices and injustices (even beyond unashamed support for slavery). It so happens that contemporary Barbados is being pressured and systematically assessed by […]

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