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

Is Governor Delisle Worrell Preparing Barbadians for a Contraction in the International Reserves?

The Governor of the Central Bank Delisle Worrell posted a full colour page in today’s media titled “More Foreign Reserves are not Necessarily Better”, the thesis of which is,  “Countries should maintain foreign exchange reserves sufficient to allow time to adjust to the vagaries of international markets, so that banks and traders do not become […]

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Is the Economy Improving and Why Strike Now

The report coming out of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it  ‘failed to realise the damage austerity would do to Greece’ makes for an interesting observation as Barbados is negotiating its own brand of economic austerity.  The moral of the story for Barbadians is simple, we need to solve our problems  by leveraging homegrown […]

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Crop Over King and Queen

Inadequate Compensation for King and Queen

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan On Sunday May 24th. Minister of Culture, The Honourable Stephen Lashley M.P. was on CBC TV 8 program Meet the Minister. A number of questions were posed to him by the Presenter and the public via emails. Towards the end of the program, I emailed the following question to the Minister. […]

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – False Firing?

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar greets former Clico chairman Gerard Yetming, second left, and former Senate president Timothy Hamel-Smith, second right, after they showed up at a UNC “foot soldiers” mobilisation meeting in Debe on Tuesday. Also in photo are Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal and UNC campaign manager Rodney Charles,…

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Grenville Phillips II

Grenville Phillips II Launches the Next Political Party

Grenville Phillips II is the man behind the initiative to start the next political party in Barbados. The following was extracted from the Solutions Barbados – The Next Party. We are a group of men and women who love Barbados, treasure our reputations, and plan to offer ourselves as candidates in the next general elections […]

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St. John Polyclinic

A Prime Minister and a Minister PROMISED But St. John Polyclinic Missed 30 June 2015 Deadline

Is a promise still a promise even if it was made in a gully? Minister of Health John Boyce PROMISED the member of parliament for St. John Mara Thompson earlier this year the St. John Polyclinic would have been completed by the 30 June 2015.  The PROMISE was echoed by Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart. Mara […]

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Clare Cowan

cahill energy Barbados WtE Project – Confidential Information Memorandum March 2015

The Cahill Energy Waste to Energy project continues to feature in the news. The Facebook page Waste To Energy Plant has attracted 6157 members to date and is a source of valuable information for Bajans to educate themselves about plasma gasification technology […]

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West Indian American Day Carnival Association

West Indian Day Carnival Association Accused of Discrimination

Submitted by the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy NEW YORK: The New York Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has expressed concern about discrimination, based on national origin, by the West Indian Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). WIADCA’s board of directors is almost exclusively Trinidadian. […]

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<h6 align="justify"><font style="font-weight:normal;">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)</font> - Caribbean News</h6>

CAHILL ENERGY LIMITED – The SECRET COMPANY

There has been a lot of discussion about the company government has decided to partner with to build a Waste to Energy plant on 166 square mile Barbados. BU notes CAHILL ENERGY LIMITED does not have a Certificate of Good Standing available when an inquiry is done on the Guerney Registry website. There is also […]

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Bjorn Bjerhamn (l) Mark Maloney (r)

A Pop Kite Cabinet, PRECONCO JADA and more

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP)  continues to pressure the government on the lack of transparency surrounding the Cahill Waste to Energy project proposed to be located at Vacluse, St. Thomas. The political meeting held by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) at Tyrol Cot on the weekend reinforced concerns raised by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

A VIRGIN Opportunity

While the concept was rolled out some time ago, the details were largely announced in a media conference which took place at the Museum Park in Miami last week. Never shy of dominating the global limelight, Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Cruises should have three brand new Italian built ships in the water by […]

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Gun Violence

Gun Violence and the Caribbean Region

Human Rights and Peace Ambassador for the region, Felicia Browne, has cited the urgent need for new initiatives against gun violence. When women and youth are fatally shot with such brutality, it raises serious concerns about the effectiveness of our crime-related policies. No citizen can feel safe within areas which are ridden with crime and […]

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Caswell Franklyn

Bring the Facts Caswell Franklyn! We Live in a Real World

Submitted by Douglas IS THERE MORE OR LESS POVERTY TODAY IN BARBADOS THAN IN 2008?  I say there is a lot less since 2008, despite what the Barbados Labour Party and its supporters are saying. If one reads the claptrap written in today’s Sunday Sun – NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Govt should resign for […]

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Adriel Brathwaite

Qualificationsgate: Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite Continues to DEMinish the Office

During the Presentation of the Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals 2015 the intelligence of Barbadians was trivialized (or was it) by the debate whether Lowe has earned a Doctorate or leader of the Opposition possesses the requisite qualification to practice law in Barbados. Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has routinely described contributions to debate in […]

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Trevor Carmichael, Jepter Ince, Chris Sinckler

Chris Sinckler and David Estwick Saga Continues – Money is Sweeter than Sugar

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
BU understands the Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler will play hardball with the sugar industry deal unless Minister of Agriculture David Estwick appoints BNB Capital Corporation to provide the financing for the new sugar factory. It is being discussed in certain circles that the minister of finance…

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Bajans Against 700M Waste to Energy Plant

Barbadians Against Waste-to-Energy Plant

Public spirited Barbadians have been voicing concern in growing numbers about government’s plan to locate a Waste to Energy Plasma Gasification Plant at Vacluse, St. St. Thomas. Environmental advocate Kammie Holder of the Future Trust has been leading the charge and is responsible for the Facebook page  Bajans Against $700M Waste to Energy Plant. BU […]

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