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UWI,Cave Hill

Tension Between Hilary Beckles and the Barbados Government Continues

Brooks distinguishes two sorts of virtues: resumé virtues and eulogy virtues. Resumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace: wealth, fame, status and a great career. Eulogy virtues are the things people will say about you at your funeral: that you were honest, loving, and steadfast. Most of us would say that eulogy […]

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Adrian Loveridge

The Underground Tourism Sector

Let me be among the first to congratulate a Minister of Tourism for embarking on a personal visit to all the hotels in his domain. He was quick to point out that this was not meant to be an inspection visit but rather a ‘familiarisation exercise’ to view ‘each and every tourism establishment first hand, […]

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Afra Raymond

Our Land – The Caroni case

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EMDB Agricultural Development Site Map. Click this link to see a Google Earth Map of the EMBD Agricultural Development Sites. Caroni (1975) Ltd, the loss-making sugar conglomerate which was also a State Enterprise, was closed on 1 August 2003. The Caroni estate has to be located within the wider context…

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EMERA Caribbean President Sarah MacDonald

Barbados Workers Union FACE OFF With Barbados Light & Power Company

Submitted by Anthony Davis The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited (BL&P) has been warned that it will not be allowed to send home workers before discussing the matter with the Social Partnership. Any attempt to do so will be met with strong resistance from the combined forces of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and […]

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LIAT, the Political Football of Caricom

A reason our little islands will never agree to fully integrate, whether under the umbrella of Caricom or some other functional arrangement, can be traced to deep insularity. Some have convinced themselves it does not exist until a Shanique Myrie or LIAT incident serve to bring it to the fore. Barbadians are aware Minister Donville […]

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Therold O'neal Fields, another thieving lawyer?

Lawyer Therold Fields Disbarred NOT Speaker Michael Carrington

THE NAME of Therold Oneal Fields has been struck from the roll of attorneys in Barbados. This decision was made by the Court of Appeal today, as the court also ordered him to pay $601 000 with interest of eight per cent to his former client, Patricia Simpson, who had hired him in 2008 in […]

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Eduardo Galeano

Then Silence – Eduardo Galeano (1940 – 2015)

Submitted by Pachamama Where have all the heroes gone? For Galeano, it was to meet our collective destiny. This great Uruguayan, literary genius, poet, champion for social and economic justice, was one of a kind. The One who comes to a people every 2000 years or so. If ever a writer disdained commercial success, it […]

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Statement on the Review of Barbados' Economy for the First Q1

Barbados Economic Performance for Quarter 1, 2015

The Governor of the Central Bank Delisle Worrell delivered his review of the performance of the Barbados economy for first quarter, 2015. Governor has hitched his hope to the tourism wagon, so far it has worked for quarter one. However BU’s interest remains fixed on a decline in exports, increase in public sector debt as a % of GDP and employment indicators and international reserves are at 2013 level.

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Speaker of the Barbados House of Assembly

Brazen Michael Carrington Breaks His Silence

However, Michael Carrington with-holding a client’s funds for 2 years [whether or not he felt justified in doing such, the fact remains the client filed a civil suit against him to recover his property – Artaxerxes Three months after Speaker Michael Carrington was ordered by the High Court to handover over two hundred thousand dollars […]

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Felicia Browne,
Human and Gender Justice Advisor
Caribbean Mentorship Institute

Mentoring to Tackle the Problem of Gangs

Submitted by Felicia Browne – President of the Caribbean Mentorship Institute (CMI) The Caribbean Mentorship Institute (CMI) is alarmed by the number of young persons who have been associated with gang-related activities within the Caribbean region. The Institute, which focuses on the mentoring of young people, believes that mentoring provides a good environment for the […]

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Adrian Loveridge

Tourism Players Need to Learn from the Ants

Over the years, airlines most cruise ship and train operators together with many hotel brands have understood and in the main applied the concept of ‘revenue control’ very effectively. It is almost a given when you board a plane, even when you are in the same designated seating class, that passengers have paid different levels […]

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Denis Lowe, Minister of the Drainage

Solid Waste Tax Dumped in the Consolidated Fund

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler advised Barbadians one of the reasons government introduced the controversial solid waste tax was to repay several millions owed to Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC). The man behind SBRC is Bizzy Williams recently confirmed on national radio government still owes about 30 million dollars. BU is forced to ask government […]

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President Obama and Castro in history setting decision....

Obama Cannot be Trusted

Submitted by Pachamama Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts – (Virgil) A few days ago he came bearing gifts. A paltry Trojan horse to the Jamaican people. Today he is being quoted in the media as promising not to interfere in the internal affairs of countries in South & Central America and the Caribbean. The region […]

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Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow

Austerity Consortium Alias

Submitted by Hamilton Hill This missive is directed to the Austerity Consortium herein after referred to as AC. On very good authority this motor mouth nuisance has it that it is you to whom these concerns should be directed. Firstly I should not be faulted for painting the pictures that show you and yours in […]

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Ministers Donville Inniss and Chris Sinckler

Set the Example Donville

Submitted by Anthony Davis As far as senior Government minister Donville Inniss is concerned, Barbados is 49 years late in becoming a republic and anyone who thinks the country should wait any longer is ‘innately lazy intellectually’ and has ‘no pride in being Barbadian –  Barbados Today On page 4 of the said issue under […]

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Donville Inniss - Minister of Commerce, and International Business going with the FLOW

Donville Inniss, Shut Up!

Mia Mottley led the call for the voices of ordinary citizens to be censored  in 2007 and in 2015 it is the turn of Donville Inniss. There will always be bad apples in a barrel, however, BU agrees a few may be abusing the privilege social media affords. For the most part the advent of […]

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Charles leacock, DPP

When Will the Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock ACT in the CLICO Leroy Parris Matter?

The Deloitte CLICO Forensic Report exposed to the world that a cheque for 3.333 million dollars was paid to Thompson & Associates by CLICO for legal services rendered. The invoice to support the payment was found to be a ‘false invoice’. Maurice King (lawyer)  is listed on the fake invoice as providing a watching brief […]

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Afra Raymond

Our Land – The meaning of the 1992 Land Policy

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The Trinidad & Tobago Land Policy of 1992 has not been reviewed, withdrawn or superceded. Those are the facts. The responses of various public officials when queried, and the routine conduct of public bodies in relation to public land, are both in conflict with the existing policy. This article will…

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