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Afra Raymond

Privacy Pros & Cons

The recent high-level of public concern over the SSA Amendment Bill was of limited concern to me, until I started listening properly. In the event, the proposed law was passed by the Parliament and there is some threat from the Opposition of a lawsuit to test its constitutionality. We will see. Two very interesting stances […]

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Auditor General, Leigh Trotman's voice has been one in the wilderness.

2015 Auditor General’s Report – An Exercise in Repetition

Reading the Auditor General’s Reports through the years there is a common theme, one of repetition. It bears highlighting that successive governments have felt the wrath of the AG Mr. Leigh Trotman. The latest 2015 Auditor General Report lays bare the same old same old government department breaches we have become accustomed. A single BU […]

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Is Barbados a Free Nation?

Submitted by Freedom Crier If you think Barbadians like you and me are free in this wonderful Island of ours, think again! Do you own your house and property or do you have to pay taxes on what you own and if you do not pay that made up tax; that tax is used to […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Children Approved to Travel During School Period

HARRISON/ SOLENT NEWS & PHOTO AGENCY/TOM HARRISON/ SOLENT NEWS & PHOTO AGENCY For as long as I can remember it has been one of the most contentious laws in the United Kingdom for many years. Until a landmark court ruling last week, local education authorities had the right to charge and judges or magistrates enforce […]

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The Business Blog – Offshore Sector Sends Mixed Signal Post Panama Papers Scandal

We often blame poor communication by stakeholders in society and a lack of investigative reporting by local media houses. The result is that the people are left to ponder where is the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. On the 15 April 2016 the Panama Papers scandal was born. In the week […]

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American University of Barbados Offers FREE Medical Attention

Submitted by Dr.Georgie Porgie I woke up this morning to read this rubbish in the SUNDAY NATION NEWSPAPER of Barbados. BARBADIANS SHOULD SOON have access to totally free medical attention. The lone offshore medical school operating here, the American University of Barbados (AUB), is only awaiting word from Government to start such clinics. AUB president […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Citizen and the State

“As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State “What does it matter to me?” the State may be given up for lost.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract A recent editorial in the Barbados Advocate explored the nature of electoral promises and concluded, in my view, quite rightly that despite their […]

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When Evil Fights Evil

The best thing that has happened for the masses in hundreds of years are the fights currently raging amongst global elites. These fights are most evident in the political theatres. However, underlying those manifestations are economic quarrels, food fights – the 0.01 percenters want it all! Whether in Barbados or the United States the political […]

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Marijuana Friend or Enemy of the State

If interdictions continue at the current rate the RBPF will harvest just short of 12 imperial tons thanks to growers off the illegal plant.  As of May 19th World Marijuana Commodity Prices rage from US$1000 in Alabama to US$5000 for hybrid in Florida. If the above hold true,Barbados will  burn marijuana with a street value […]

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Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith

Up the Down Staircase

The following is a recent Barbados Advocate Editorial. We can very well understand the defensive tone adopted by the Acting Commissioner of Police when confronted with the proposition that two recent murders by guns might cause citizens to feel a sense of physical insecurity. After all, this thesis implicates the precise remit of the organization […]

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Ronald Jones, Minister of Education and former president of the BUT

Government Docks Teacher’s Pay

The government of Barbados has been quick to issue the order to dock the pay of teachers who responded to the call from the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) to attend meetings during school hours between April 29 and May 4, 2016. The ministry of education has pointed to Section: 3.3.2 of the General Orders […]

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Rock Hard

Hardseed Mark Maloney Rock Hard

Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass responded to the following comment by Enuff:- Enuff May 20, 2016 at 10:02 AM How much forex Rock Hard Cement using up and what’s the cost-benefit scenario? Is RHC wholly or partially manufactured in Barbados, and if not, will it meet the Caricom rules of origin for non-tariffs? If […]

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Yuri Kochiyama & Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz _ The Compassionate Hearts

Submitted by Pachamama Yuri and Malcolm were united in time and space on this here 19th of May, thought separated by a few years. They are remembered as Yogis throughout the world have embarked on a 40 day global sadhana. It is a time when the days are longest – the summer solstice arrives. When […]

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Making Barbados Great Again: Self Governance Means Self-Reliance

Submitted by June Naime The Spirit of Independence means to me that ‘each individual have been given talents and abilities and should strive to magnify those gifts in appreciation of having received them’. The more we do so our awareness becomes sharpened and embellished as we excel unto perfection in our own unique way. This […]

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tony cozier

What Tony Cozier Meant To Us

Submitted by David  Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement So, why didn’t the Government of Barbados confer our country’s highest national honour on Tony Cozier during his lifetime? Why wasn’t he “Sir Tony Cozier”? Similarly, why didn’t our regional university– the University of the West Indies – confer an honorary doctorate on Tony Cozier, as they […]

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Fruendel Stuart (r) Arthur (l) won the Integrity race last general election

Cahill Energy Agreements EXPOSE Prime Minister Stuart as Withholding the Truth from Barbadians

In her response to the budget of  June 2015 leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley gave impetus to the Cahill Energy debate when she shocked the country with the revelation that four ministers (Darcy Boyce, Denis Kellman, Chris Sinckler and Denis Lowe) had signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Cahill Energy dated 15 March 2014. […]

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Business as Usual Approach by Caribbean Leaders a Worry

The following Editorial was written by the Dr. Malcom Grant who is the founder of the popular Facebook Group SURVIVING OUR HARSH ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (SOHEE 20,806 members). I just have this uneasy feeling in “my bones” with regards to the future of OUR children and their children, here in the Caribbean. THIS IS NOT THE […]

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Submitted by Heather Cole

Independence: A Blessing or a Curse?

Submitted by Heather Cole We all know the story of what happened on November 30th 1966 in Barbados. The island became independent. The Union Jack, the flag of Great Britain was lowered and a Barbadian flag was raised as a symbol of national independence. However, some of the relics of colonialism were not folded up […]

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