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Barbados Team Competing in Inaugural International Robotics Olympics

Dear All: This morning at 5:00 am (13 July 2017), five students and their mentor left on a JetBlue flight bound for Washington, DC, USA to represent Barbados in the inaugural International Robotics Olympics (for 15 to 18 year old secondary school students).  Barbados’ national team will compete against teams from approximately 160 nations from […]

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A Carifesta Dance of Shame!

Which country that you know of, would host CARIFESTA, and would organize a major international Dance exposition as the central event of the Festival, but would refuse to include a single one of their local or national dance groups in the said Dance exposition? Well, if you guessed that the country is none other than […]

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Outrageous Treatment of ALMA PARRIS Students and PARENTS Must be CHALLENGED

Submitted by David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement If it is true that the students of the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School and their parents were NOT consulted in any way BEFORE Minister Ronald Jones and the Ministry of Education made the decision to close down the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School and to unilaterally […]

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Dr. Ronnie Yearwood | Ideas for a New Politics:Governance and Truth | The Good Society

The following documents shared with the BU family by Dr. Ronnie Yearwood I believe that at no point in a country’s history, should a single generation be faced with the decisions my generation will have to take to restore the fortunes of Barbados, but there can be no hiding. We are at a point in […]

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Open Letter to the Prime Minister – The Simmering Mortgage Crisis

Submitted by Heather Cole Dear Sir, Re: Emergency Request – The Mortgage Crisis in Barbados There is a very disturbing ad in today’s Sunday Sun of July 2nd, 2017. The Republic Bank has listed for Sale by tender no less than 17 properties in Barbados. It may perhaps be the tip of the iceberg as […]

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Senator Jepter “Physical” Ince Forced to Apologize to Private Sector

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IMF Reports Barbados Economy “Continues Recovery”

The following report was posted by the IMF to its website (29.6.2017). In summary recovery of the economy continues on the back of tourism BUT the fiscal deficit remains a problem AND declining foreign reserves. Not sure if ”recovery” is the correct word for the IMF to use in the report. The other point to […]

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Sir Ruel Has Traditional Traditional Media Running for Cover

Two of the more popular calypsos of the season by Chad ”Sir Ruel” Bowen have been banned by the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)  and Voice of Barbados (VOB). Not a surprise to many is the fact the two social commentary songs deal with political references in Barbados. To be expected the CBC has banned both […]

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Important Documents About the Hyatt Hotel for Your (Public) Information

Please find attached hereto extracts from the following Hyatt related documents:- (1) Memorandum dated 21st April 2016 from the Chief Town Planner to the Permanent Secretary (Defence and Security) in the Prime Minister’s Office outlining concerns that the Barbados National Trust and the Barbados Museum and Historical Society had with the proposal to construct a […]

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Latest CADRES Poll Shows DLP Trailing the BLP

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Dr. Ronnie Yearwood Invites YOU…

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Deficit Committee of the Social Partnership Recommends Entering an IMF Program Supported by Aggressive Privatization and Rationalization of SOEs

Given the comatose state the Barbados economy continues to be gripped, let us continue our steely focus on the economy although this task will be made difficult with the Crop Over season firing up.   It is important to add that a deteriorating economic landscape will continue to have a deleterious effect on the social […]

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Caribbean Economist Marla Dukharan Reviews 2017 Budget, “I expect growth to decline significantly…”

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LIAT Airline Reneges on AGREEMENT with the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association According to LEAKED Document

Section XVII – Crewing, Article 2 states: In the event that the Company desires to place in operation aircraft of a type other than the aircraft currently in operation or envisaged in (The Preamble of Section II), either party may, irrespective of envisaged provisions of this Agreement, serve written notice for the purpose of negotiating […]

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Barbados’ Weather Doppler Radar System Down Until September of 2017

Submitted by David G. Brooks I write this regarding the continued problem we are facing with the Weather Doppler Radar system located at Castle Grant in St. Joseph that is to not only cover Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia but be part of a continuous (composite) radar coverage from the radar in French Guiana […]

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Hal Gollop’s 1.5 Million Dollar Invoice

The following was posted to BU on another blog and worthy of penetrating discussion afforded a separate blog-space. William. Please post the following info as well. Firstly, the BWA bought the land on which the building is located over 15 years ago and under the NHC Act. So the notion that he had to regularise […]

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Budget Reply | United Progressive Party (Barbados)

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Barbados Budget 2017

Bloggers may use this space to comment on the presentation. Read full text of the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals Follow the debate on the Barbados Parliament website

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