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Afra Raymond

Formal Submission to Joint Select Committee – The Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2015

by AfraRaymond This is my formal submission on these important proposals, which are intended to give protection to persons reporting wrongdoing in public or private bodies. Most fraud and white-collar crime is reported by ‘tips’, so the effective tool has to be ‘If you see something, say something’. We also need to push for more […]

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Jonathan Shuttlesworth

Evangelist Jonathan Shuttlesworth Delivers from the Pulpit of People’s Cathedral Church

Submitted by islandgal Can you imagine that this piece of garbage spoke at a service for the Grenada Association’s service held at the People’s Cathedral last Sunday. Why I described him as a piece of garbage? My mother attended along with the many Grenadians who reside in Barbados along with the regular congregation. This man […]

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Denis Lowe, minister of the environment

Caveat Emptor: The Lowe-Down Cost

Submitted by Heather Cole Barbados is in dire need of a solution to its waste management problem and a sound environmental preservation plan. A statement that was carried in the press by the Minister of the Environment Denis Lowe during his delivery for the SSA (Amendment) Bill 2016, showed that he was no nearer to […]

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What Else is a SLAVE But CAPTIVE Labor? (Part I)

Submitted Ras Jahaziel In the process of robbing the kidnapped children of The Middle Passage of their African homeland, so that African labor and the much coveted natural resources of Africa could be used to make Europeans wealthy while Africans perish in poverty, it became necessary to school, fool, and religiously indoctrinate the kidnapped African. […]

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Media Malpractice: Who Will Guard the Guardians?

Submitted by Natasha Ford The standard of journalism in Barbados continues to plummet. Journalists are the gatekeepers. They decide what is news, how readers will receive that news and when they will receive it. Journalists and reporters are some of the most powerful people in any society. But with power comes great responsibility. And like […]

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Jones with the disgraced jack Warner

BCC Staff “in the Dark”

Submitted by Neil Watchman BCC staff members are still in the dark as to why after three top posts Principal: Deputy Principal and Registrar, were advertised in November 2015, no one has been appointed to any of these posts. Of course, only in two of these appointments does anyone seriously expect any surprises. The Board […]

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Fruendel Stuart (l) Denis Lowe (r)

Dear Prime Minister, Good to Hear You Talking Garbage

Submitted by islandgal Dear Mr  PM, You were speaking about the garbage situation in Barbados.You claim that it is not the government that produces waste, it is us the householders, I can agree with that to some extent. You claim when you drive around the island you see large piles of garbage,  I am so […]

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Domestic Violence: Victim Protection and Intervention

by Felicia Browne and Alicia Nicholls Victims of domestic violence in Barbados are on the verge of receiving greater protection. The Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Amendment Act, Cap 130A was recently passed by the House of Assembly and is currently before the Senate for debate. The Act, which seeks to make several sweeping changes to […]

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Militancy a Legitimate Trade Union Tool

Submitted by Buddy Cal The editorial in the Nation of February 3, 2016 entitled “Unions must tread carefully” tended to portray the leadership of the National Union of Public Workers as immature, highhanded, unconscionable and unreasonable in its dispute on behalf of its membership with the management of the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. It […]

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Springer Memorial School Wrapper Update: The Education System Enters Its Darkest Hour

BU will not write too much about this except to beg for urgent divine intervention. As adults we are morally and legally bound to be caretakers of our children. What has transpired so far at Springer Memorial School involving a minor and a student is an indictment on all of us. All of us. The […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – 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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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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