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Springer Memorial School Wrapper Update: The Education System Enters Its Darkest Hour

BU will not write too much about this except to beg for urgent divine intervention. As adults we are morally and legally bound to be caretakers of our children. What has transpired so far at Springer Memorial School involving a minor and a student is an indictment on all of us. All of us. The […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Tourism Sector in Barbados on the Rise

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Breakfast Press Conference held recently Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy and trying to put partisan politics aside, in my humble opinion it was one of the best presented meetings of its kind that I have ever attended on Barbados. Apart from the many representatives of the […]

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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)

The Birth of Cahill Energy

The Greenland Landfill project will forever taint the legacy of the Barbados Labour Party and the period the Owen Arthur administration governed Barbados from 1994 to 2008. There is the oft saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” The Cahill Energy project, with all its warts, will be known as […]

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maifesto

The People’s Manifesto of Barbados

On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther posted the ninety-five theses, which he had composed in Latin, on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. At the commencement he stated the following: “Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred […]

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Philip Nicholls

The Philip Nicholls Story – The Perils of a Legal Partnership

As my troubles at Cottle Catford resulted from the failure of my former partners to honour their agreement, the toll on me was only too evident to my close friends. Several of them, especially those  who were not attorneys , were incredulous as to what was transpiring in our legal system, as no one doubted […]

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The Bizzy Cherry Mess – Fight Over Waste

Many Barbadians have been following the shouting match between Anderson Cherry who is the managing director of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc  and Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams the head of Williams Industries and the other half of the Williams dynamic duo. The upside to the public disagreement between the two is the […]

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Sandals

Sandals Barbados Withhold Stipend

It has been brought to the attention of BU that Sandals Barbados has been training prospective employees for 10 weeks, 8 hours per day, 5 days a week WITHOUT paying them a stipend to pay bus fare or buy a sweet drink. BU understand they do get a free lunch! To rub salt in the […]

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Minister of Social Care

No Crime but Jail Time

An article in Barbados today dated Jan 27th 2016, has led me to believe that the present government is even worse than our former slave masters. While it may have happened, I do not recall ever reading that the slaves were jailed for failing to report a crime in Barbados. In the article under the […]

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Zika_Virus

Future Centre Trust Raises Alarm About ZIKA and ILLEGAL DUMPING

Prepared by Dr Tara A. Inniss, PhD (UWI) MSD (UNSW) BA (York) Environmental NGO, the Future Centre Trust (FCT) is concerned about the number of reports of littering and illegal dumping in Barbados. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has warned regional Governments about the threat the most recent mosquito-borne infection, the Zika Virus poses […]

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Clarke'sRoad

Clarke’s Road Watercourse Issue – The Plight of a Blackman

For over a decade the pleas of a Black Barbadian have gone unheeded by successive Black governments. Whether it is the gang at the Ministry of Drainage, led by the beleaguered Denis Lowe, or the Chief Technical Officer Frank Thornhill at the MTW, a ministry led by the BMW driving Minister Michael Lashley, Alden Blackman […]

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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)

Cahill and Jacobs Security Inc. – Birds of a Feather…

Compiled by Due Diligence and BU BU readers will recall that the Confidential Offering Memorandum for the Cahill “Investment Opportunity” was prepared by Jacobs Securities Inc. who were flogging the project to potential investors. It has been a while since BU posted anything about the Cahill Waste –to – Energy plant, however, today’s Globe and […]

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Central Bank of Barbados

The Barbados Economic Forum – Governor Delisle Worrell Meets Local Journalists and Co

Barbadians have had to wait on the Governor to answer questions about the performance of the economy. Many regard the discontinuation of press conferences by the Governor as a blatant attempt to suppress information about an economy in a comatose state for eight years. Barbadians will be expectant the David Ellis hosted forum will be […]

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phillips

Solutions Barbados – A Political Party in the Making

Grenville Phillips II is the founder of Barbados’ newest political party Solutions Barbados. BU asked Grenville to give Barbadians an update on the building of the political party. The following is what he had to share: Approximately once every 5 years, Barbadians select persons to manage their national affairs. At the time of our independence, […]

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DonaldBest

Tales from the Courts – The Ongoing Saga of Donald Best, Peter Allard and Marjorie Knox’s Claim to 1% of Barbados XXIX

The BU family will know this is a story concerning over 1% of the total landmass of Barbados located on the South Coast through which the ABC Highway runs. A large portion of the ABC Highway was purchased from Kingsland Estates Limited the company that owns this land. Those who are unfamiliar with the Kingsland […]

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Zika_Virus

Kammie Holder Laments Barbados’ Lazy Response to Zika Threat

Musing of  local environmentalist Kammie Holder. Many laughed at me when I did the 350PPM ride to highlight the optimal Carbon Dioxide emission the earth needs to return to for global warming to be under control, yet it’s what COP21 was about in 2015. Many laughed at the tour I did of illegal dump sites […]

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Central Bank of Barbados

Barbados Economic Review for 2015 ( 0.5% Growth)

The Barbados economy is estimated to have grown by 0.5 percent in 2015, thanks mainly to a stellar tourism performance. There was a 13 percent increase in airlift from major source markets, an expansion in room stock, and refurbishment of aging hotel plant. The tourism outturn was the best on record since 2007, with activity […]

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Government Issues Tender Notice for Seawater Desalination Water Project

The water woes being suffered by Barbadians – especially in the North – for the last year merits serious discussion and action. The other issue being promoted by government – celebrating 5o years of Independence – has been competing valiantly for top spot. Using commonsense only there is agreement that there is no single issue […]

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John Boyce

How Did Two Women Die at the QEH

The news two women died last month soon after giving birth at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) should be of concern to all Barbadians. While these two maternal deaths were widely reported in the mainstream media there have been many others that have been kept hush hush in recent years. In the interest of transparency […]

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