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Barbadians Need to Take a Day Off from Work to Renew Driving License

The following was extracted from Facebook and shared on Barbados Underground at the request of Kammie Holder. THREE HOURS & FIFTEEN MINUTES TO RENEW A DRIVERS LICENSE.- A WARNING. THE SHORT STORY: To the Pine Office, The Oistins Office and back to the Pine. Standing in line, Oistins 2 hrs; Sitting in line, The Pine […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

Time for DISMISSALS and RESIGNATIONS over the HYATT Issue

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados As the Nation Newspaper rightly stated in today’s Sunday Sun front page article entitled “Hyatt go-ahead up to PM“, for the past 30 years the Law in Barbados has stipulated that all applications for planning permission to construct buildings on the “beach front” are referred to the Minister […]

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Gun crime on the rise in the Caribbean

Violent Crime a Worry

The economy appears to have turned the corner with activity picking up. Real GDP grew by 0.8 percent in 2015—underpinned by a surge in tourism arrivals—relative to 0.2 percent in 2014 and an average of -0.3 percent in 2008–14, while employment increased by 2 percent and unemployment fell. Inflation is low – Press Release: IMF […]

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Minister Sealy, No 15-Storey Hyatt Hotel On Dah Beach

Submitted by Anthony Davis Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is hitting back at critics of the decision to build the multi-million dollar Hyatt hotel on Bay Street, the city. “In his contribution earlier this evening to the debate on the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals, Sealy defended the international hotel chain, which he said […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

The Hyatt Hotel Project Requires Prime Minister Stuart’s Approval

Posted as a comment to the A Legal Challenge to the HYATT HOTEL is Looming by DAVID COMISSIONG My further reading of the relevant statutory instruments has confirmed that the Chief Town Planner is OBLIGATED to refer an application for planning permission that relates to beachfront property on the coast of Barbados to the relevant […]

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Presentation to Minister Richard Sealy – Planned Tourism Investment Initiatives 2015 – 2019

Tourism initiatives planned 2015 -2019

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A Legal Challenge to the HYATT HOTEL is Looming

Submitted DAVID A. COMISSIONG,Citizen of Barbados During his presentation in the Budget debate, Minister Donville Inniss claimed that the Chief Town Planner had already dealt with and given approval (“with conditions”) to an application to construct a 15 storey Hyatt Hotel at Carlisle Bay. (I,personally, harbour serious doubts about this, and I hope that the […]

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Austin Sealy Says Keep Pressing On

Submitted by Bush Tea From the Nation -August 17, Sir Austin calls to keep pressing on…. International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sir Austin Sealy hopes that Barbados will not be disheartened by the modest performances at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Speaking last night on telephone link-up from the Copacabana Beach in Rio, Sir Austin told […]

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2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals

Mr. Speaker, I crave the indulgence of this Honourable Chamber to present this year’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. I do so Sir mindful of the important responsibility which has been entrusted to your Government to develop policies and craft strategies, both economic and social, to assist with the orderly, holistic and expansive development of […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Sinckler’s Answer to Economic Insecurity

Submitted By Dr. George Brathwaite Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler, will tomorrow [15/08/2016] deliver the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary proposals. This occasion may well be Minister Sinckler’s last budget presentation, based strictly upon the unflattering performances of the Barbados economy throughout his stewardship. Perceivably, people and progress have been pushed from being the central plank […]

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DelMastro

Deltro Barbados = Suntech Arizona

Compiled by Due Diligence The Deltro name first surfaced in an October 25, 2015 story in Barbados Today which quoted Mia Motley saying “Any day now this Government will have another government entity sign yet another power purchase agreement with yet another Canadian outfit, called Deltro Electronic Inc, to provide power to a new utility […]

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The Poetry of BROWNES BEACH

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados If the people of Barbados were to make an inventory of the national assets of their country, Brownes Beach would be right up there at the top of the list! Not only is Brownes Beach one of the most physically beautiful beaches in the world, but it is […]

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Barbados TRAPPED in the Economic Wilderness

WorldForum Report

The following report should be of interest to Barbadians with Budget Day in Barbados slated for 16 Tuesday 2016.

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So What if it is Budget Day Next Week – President of the BCCI Eddy Abed Accused of Being Unpatriotic

The Minister of Finance has announced that Budget Day in Barbados will be on the 16 August 2016. It is evident to sensible observers that Minister Chris Sinckler’s policies have failed Barbados as we observe the country’s infrastructure crumble and the confidence of a proud Bajan dissipate. His PR effort this week on the talk […]

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Deltro Group (Del Mastro): Here We Go Again

Here we go again! Even before the Cahill Energy Scam has been forgotten, enters Del Mastro centre stage. Deltro Group (Del Mastros) is reported to be responsible for constructing a 20 megawatt solar farm on 70 acres of land somewhere in Waterford for which he has received concessions from the Barbados government. What does Del […]

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PSV Permits Being Sold

The following letter was delivered to the Barbados Transport Authority to protest overcrowding of PSVs on certain routes . Observant Barbadians may have noticed the proliferation of public service vehicles on the south coast that has occurred over the last year. The word on the street is that is that a permit may be obtained […]

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markmaloney-hyatt

Letter Marked Urgent Dispatched to Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins From David Comissiong

DAVID A. COMISSIONG, LLB (U.W.I) L.E.C (Hugh Wooding Law School) Attorney-at-Law 4th August 2016 Mr. Mark Cummins Chief Town Planner Town and Country Development Planning Office The Garrison, St. Michael Dear Sir Re: The proposed construction of a 15 storey Hyatt Hotel at Carlisle Bay I write to you in my capacity as a Citizen […]

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All Bajans Need to Participate in our Democracy, Including LAWYERS

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For OUR democracy to work effectively ALL stakeholders in civil society must participate, advocate, agitate, support … DISENGAGEMENT is not an option

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