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PURE Beach = PURE Fantasy

Compiled by Due Diligence It being close to three years since the name PURE Beach Resort & Spa has come up, DD has not thought of it until recently after reading the story Counting on Hyatt. The first five paragraphs are below. Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the Hyatt hotel project and the possibility of […]

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standarpoors

Standard & Poor’s Lowers Barbados Sovereign to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’ (outlook is negative)

Barbadians have become fatigue under the the constant negative feedback from armchair pundits and professionals like S&P. Where do we go from here? All the experts have painted a gloomy forecast EXCEPT the minister of finance Chris Sinckler.  Who are the citizens to believe Sinckler or all the other who are experts in the field. […]

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Sexual Terrorism: “The Rape of the Black Women” – Historical Reverberations and Imprecations of Blood Lust

Submitted by Terence Blackett “Pornography is the theory – Rape is the practice”  – Robin Morgan Rape is rape! There are no grey areas. Its checkered history goes back to the African slave trade and the pernicious commodification in slave breeding and forced pregnancy through rape and other misogynistic practices by both white and black […]

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race

The Real Race Issues in Barbados

Submitted by the Secretariat of the PEOPLES  EMPOWERMENT  PARTY The issue of race is ever present in Barbados, and surely underlies the amazing  public furor that has arisen over the recent crowning of a white Miss Barbados beauty queen. And so, we now take the opportunity to revisit the issue of racism in Barbados, and […]

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

Public Service Operators Have Asked Prime Minister Stuart to Intervene

psv-letterThe letter dated 22nd July 2016 reproduced below is self-explanatory. BU readers are encouraged to put aside the standard knee jerk reaction of emotional opposition in any matter concerning the PSV industry and to examine objectively the facts and the situation which it reveals.

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John Boyce

A Typical Meal @Psychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric Hospital Meal

BU was reliably informed the the image is a typical meal being served to patients at the Psychiatric Hospital as a result of government cutbacks.

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Judicialcentre

Outstanding Decisions in Barbados Courts – Don’t Blame Me!

as at August 2016

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jackieopel-1

Valuing Our Own

Read this entry on the famous Barbadian Ken Jone’s Facebook timeline and it resonated. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It explains the DNA of an ordinary Bajan. Ken Jones 1 hr ·   The Greatest grave 50 years of Independence .I listen to Larry Mayers and hear all the comments etc.. […]

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The State of Castle Grant Reservoir

A good indication of quality management of any entity is to examine the physical infrastructure (as one example) for which said management is charged. The state of the condition of the entity in this case should raise an alarm when the infrastructure under scrutiny is the national water generation and distributions read Castle Grant reservoir. […]

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happy-independence

Josephines, We Feel Your Pain

Image Credit: Colonel Buggy

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bipa

CLICO Investors Passing from this World, Liquidators Earning Millions in Fees

The following extracted from the Barbados Investors & Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) Facebook Page. Hopefully this will reach the eyes of those who are dragging their feet and will put enough fire under them to speed things up. If Barbados’ 50th Anniversary arrives on 30th November and policyholders have not seen the start of their money […]

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Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite Does a Pontius Pilate

Emblazoned on the front page of today’s Nation newspaper is the fizzeog of Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite under the headline Don’t blame me! In a another part of the media Minister Ronald Jones the entrenched Minister of Education was heard to say  that the ministry of education cannot be blamed for the ills of society […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

Useless Attorney General Brathwaite Should Resign

Submitted David  Comissiong, President, People’s  Empowerment  Party According to Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, not only is he not to be blamed for our country’s violent crime problem, but he knows who or what is to blame, and he is letting us all know that the roots of Barbados’ violent crime problem are located in dysfunctional […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Student Revolving Loan Fund: Guarantors Left Holding the Bag

In an effort to recover monies owed to the Student Revolving Loan Fund by delinquent borrowers, the Student Revolving Loan Fund Management Committee (Committee) has resorted to naming and shaming delinquents by publishing their names in the print media. I wish the Committee well in its efforts but I am afraid that it is going […]

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Estwick_BWA

Who Pays the Water Bill of the Barbados Water Authority?

The above was posted to a popular Facebook page Barbados Wall of Shame. In light of water outages especially in St. Thomas, St. John and St. Joseph and the refusal of Minister of Water David Estwick to resign the obvious management inefficiencies at the Barbados Water Authority bears severe scrutiny. BU was asked to share […]

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Nepotism @Customs and Excise Department?

Submitted by Top Cat Recently appointments have been made at the Customs and Excise Department that has displayed the greatest show of nepotism the Public Service has ever seen. The most blatant of the appointments is the one granted to a young lady who was a typist and now has been appointed on promotion to […]

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Comissiong Responds to Nation Newspaper Editorial – TIME TO RE-THINK POLICY OF BUILDING ON OUR BEACHES

Submitted by DAVID COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados In the editorial entitled “Let’s be fair with Hyatt objections” published in the Weekend Nation of Friday the 2nd of September 2016, the Nation editorial- writer admonishes Barbadians like myself who oppose or have reservations about the proposed 15 storey Hyatt Hotel, to engage in thinking that “represents […]

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Andrew Simpson Needs Our Support

Extracted from the Facebook timeline of Andrew Simpson. With all the ‘noise’ in our society citizens like Andrew who day in and day out do their part to make Barbados a better place are often not noticed. Here is one project he is working to help a family in dire need. Good job Andrew! David […]

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