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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)

Final Nail in CAHILL ENERGY Project

A few words to put this project to bed. Barbadians were told by Ministers Chris Sinckler, Denis Lowe, Prime Minister Stuart and others singing from the same hymn sheet that the Cahill Energy project was the best solution to manage energy from waste (EfW). They peddled the position that plasma gasification is proven technology. What […]

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Adriel Brathwaite

Tales from the Courts – Adriel Brathwaite #bajanswantchange XXX

The latest report emanating from Adriel Brathwaite on amendments to the Legal Professions Act has appeared in several news outlets. For those who have not read about it, here is one such report. The truth is that these amendments will be as much use as trying to stick a plaster on a gaping abdominal wound. […]

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The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow Would Have Fired Michael Carrington

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert to one year and three months in federal prison — a term above what prosecutors had recommended and one that clearly took into account the sexual abuse allegations that generated the criminal case against the Illinois Republican – The Washington Post […]

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Philip Nicholls

Philip Nicholls and the Cottle Catford Matter, Questions

The release of the book published by Philip V. Nicholls More Binding Than Marriage – the former partner of the once venerable Cottle Catford law firm – has only served to exacerbate public scrutiny of the legal profession. Those who read the book were astounded by many revelations shared by Nicholls. Until now the public […]

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William Duguid former MP

Duguid Accuses Estwick of Smoked-filled Room Sugar Deal

The Nation newspaper carried a news report today the gist of which is encapsulated in the following extract:- BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) CANDIDATE for Christ Church West, William Duguid, is charging that Government has entered into a “secret deal” with an overseas-based company which could cost taxpayers more than $60 million, and a further $20 […]

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Barbados Underground #bajanswantchange


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Where are the Remington 700’s?

 Submitted by pieceuhderockyeahright “He had learned well the law of club and fang, and he never forewent an advantage or drew back from a foe he had started on the way to Death. He had lessoned from Spitz, and from the chief fighting dogs of the police and mail, and knew there was no middle […]

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Poster Offensive Launched, #bajanswantchange

Th historically passive Bajan continues to explore non violent tactics to express disapproval to the myriad of concerns prevailing our once small proud country. With the emergence of technology and along with it the exponential growth of social media, two BU regulars have come up with the idea to create posters to graphically detail our […]

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WikiLeaks Bridgetown: How Uncle Sam Used and Abused Little England the Ignorant

The following is an extract from the famous Wkileaks files dumped to the Internet by the besieged Julian Assange (B) CINCLANT INSTRUCTION 5410.1 OF 15 SEPT 75 BEGIN CONFIDENTIAL 1. THE BARBADOS WEEKLY NATION OF JANUARY 18 (ON THE STREET JANUARY 16) RAN A PIECE IN ITS CENTERFOLD CALLED “UNCLE SAM’S SLICE OF BARBADOS.” IN […]

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ionics_desalination plant

Water Supply with Ionics Incorporated Agreement (Scam), LEAKED

27,000 m3 x BDS$0.80 x 365 DAYS x 15 years = BDS$118,260,000.00 or BDS$118 MILLION DOLLARS.. Imagine being given the opportunity to spend BDS$18 MILLIONS DOLLARS to build a new water treatment plant with a no-risk contract with Barbados Water Authority where them would take all the water treated and where BWA would repay you […]

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Barbados Chapter of the YWCA Charged With ‘Maladministration’

Submitted by MacD McRae Corruption Mismanagement Poor Board morale Loosing direction and function The tail is surely wagging the dog and the meanest things are done. Since 2006 the Te YWCA (Y) has been faltering and now at it lowest ebb. Six Board members fled within the last 6 months and another stormed out recently. […]

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Ronald Jones, Minister of Education

Student on Teacher Violence – The Revenge Factor

There has been the usual chatter this week in response to yet another incident of student on teacher violence at a secondary school. Whether it is the slashing of tyres of a teacher, spitting on a teacher, pushing a teacher down a flight of stairs, refusing to pick up the wrapper, the bottomline is that […]

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Central Bank of Barbados

Central Bank Explains Recent Downgrade, by Email

BU understands the following flash report was circulated to an email distribution list which the Central Bank of Barbados maintains. We have scanned the website of the Central Bank of Barbados to determine if the communication was posted for all Barbadians and others to access. What is noteworthy is that there is a confirmation the […]

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No Fatbergs Here Mr. McLelland!

Submitted by Anthony Davis Deadly mounds of congealed palm oil are being washed up on British beaches, posing a serious threat to children and animals over the summer months. Known as fatbergs, the rock-sized white blobs smell like diesel and are covered in killer germs. They have invaded Britain’s coastline having been carried thousands of […]

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Tariq Khan and Adreil Brathwaite

The Case of Michael Springer QC Versus the Barbados Bar Association

Last Friday, the case of Michael Springer QC versus Barbados Bar Association came on for hearing. BU now reports on what transpired. Mr Springer QC has always been a member of the BA, but his payment of dues have been without VAT and accepted and receipts issued to Mr Springer by the BA. In 2015, […]

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The Cost to the Country of DLP Garbage

Submitted by Beresford Barbados is now in its most absurd position, of having to pay a much greater price for the garbage out of the mouth of its Prime Minister and DLP government than dealing with the literal garbage that is a plague on the nation. At the bullseye of the economic disaster everyone and […]

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Denis Lowe (1) Peter Allard (r)

Plasma Gasification Update Required Minister Denis Lowe!

Submitted by Colin Wakefield Dear Sir, I have attached a newspaper article, which has a potential impact on Barbados. Firstly I should explain my own interest in both Barbados and the content of the article. My family and I have been very lucky to visit the beautiful island of Barbados over a number of years. […]

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Solutions Barbados, Come Hear us on Thursday 7th April 2016

Managing our national economy is the most important job in Barbados. It also carries the greatest risk for us since failure at this job can send most of us into poverty. Remarkably, managing our national economy requires no qualification of competence. Most of us are too busy working and managing our family and business affairs […]

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