Author Archives | David

The Caribbean and the ISIS Threat

A few years ago is was all about Al Qaeda, now the world has become preoccupied with the threat from ISIS. Although some will challenge the degree to which the two terrorist organizations […]

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Maria Agard Denied the Right to Natural Justice

The following was extracted  from the Facebook page of Christ Church West (BLP), posted by Lynette Eastmond, one of the lawyers representing Maria Agard in the unprecedented matter of a sitting MP expelled […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Millennials May Prefer Cuba

When you look carefully at long stay visitor arrival figures over the last twelve years from the United States to Barbados, at least until this year, it’s frankly a dismal picture. […]

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The Lucifer Project

Submitted by Terence Blackett The Rise of Satanic Super Soldiers – Death Cults, Subliminal Sublimation, #WW3 Indoctrination & Quasi-Biological Armageddon And there was war in Heaven…And the great dragon was cast out, that old Serpent, […]

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – Finding the Facts

On 10 August 2015, the then Minister of Finance and the Economy appealed the High Court’s 22 July 2015 judgment which ordered the release of the details on the CL Financial bailout. My protest at this action […]

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Barbados National Bank

Selling the Shop!

Have you noted, David. that no one bats an eyelid at the FACT that NON-CANADIANS CANNOT (by law) own more than 25% of Canadian assets like Air Canada, …. but that PRIVATE Canadian companies can own 100% in banks,[…]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – On Nearing Fifty (ii)

BU shares the Jeff Cumberbatch Barbados Advocate column – Senior Lecturer in law at the University of the West Indies since 1983, a Columnist with the Barbados Advocate. MUSINGS: […]

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St.John Polyclinic, a Case of Political Corruption

It rings hollow for sensible Barbadians to be expected to applaud government for completing the St. John Polyclinic 27 long years after it was first mooted. It is no mistake we have not referred to it by its official name, a subject for another blog. […]

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Metal Craft Works Accused of BAD Workmanship

The following message was received from someone who appears to be an abused consumer. Another helpless Barbadian consumer. BU sent a message to the mentioned company, however, we have not been able to elicit a response from Metal Craft Works. […]

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What Are We Celebrating?

Submitted by Heather Cole (The Barbados Lobby) Barbadians are patriotic to the bone. Not even in the USA is Independence celebrated for a whole month as is done in Barbados. It is pride and industry and those colours of blue, gold and black that holds the threads that bind us all together. […]

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pamela coke-hamilton

The Caribbean Export Travesty or "Things Fall Apart – Caribbean Style" Part I

The following originated from a BU source. Some years ago, during my formative school years, I had to read a novel titled “Things fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. I must say that it is quite a fitting title for the travesty and abuse of international […]

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Remembering Our History – The Truth Newspaper

In is the month of November. It is the month Barbadians celebrate ‘Independence’ from England in 1966. It is the month Barbadians also reflect on the journey travelled in the last 49 years. BU received the following from a well known student of our history.  The Truth […]

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Human Rights vs National Security Interests: An Uneasy Tension

by caribbeantradelaw If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won. Joichi Ito (Japanese-American entrepreneur) In the best of times human rights and national security interests enjoy an uneasy tension. In the darkest annals of human […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

Economic Advancement Based on Educational and Human Development

Submitted by David Comissiong (Part 4 of “Don’t Agonize!  Organize!”) There is only one way forward for Barbados! Simply put, our country has – by its own efforts – to develop itself out of the condition of stasis and crisis that it has found itself in over the past decade. […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Non Stop Service Los Angeles to Barbados is Possible

Is the launch of a direct nonstop service between Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast and Barbados an impossible dream? Personally I do not think so. Los Angeles to Barbados is 3,931 miles (Great Circle) or 3,416 nautical miles, […]

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Private Sector Development in the Caribbean: A Regional Overview 2015

Alicia Nicholls The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released a report entitled “Private Sector Development in the Caribbean: A Regional Overview” commissioned by Compete Caribbean. The report discusses private sector […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – World War III?

BU shares the Jeff Cumberbatch Barbados Advocate column – Senior Lecturer in law at the University of the West Indies since 1983, a Columnist with the Barbados Advocate The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – A Limit on Wage Deductions

BU shares the Caswell Franklyn Nation newspaper column – he is the General Secretary of Unity Workers Union and BU Contributor. To my mind, Government’s primary duty is to protect its citizens, and as an employer, […]

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