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Barbados Labour Party PROMISES to ENACT Integrity Legislation from DAY 1 If Elected

The following is the Barbados Labour Party’s draft Integrity Commission Bill. We invite you, the members of the public, to comment on this Bill as we intend – after taking into account your suggestions – to have this enacted  as a priority if we are granted the privilege of being elected in the forthcoming general […]

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Chairman of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) Jeff Cumberbatch Responds to Minister Chris Sinckler

In response to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s criticism about the length of time the Far Trading Commission (FTC) has taken to deliver its final decision on the application for SOl to acquire BNTCL, Chairman of the FTC Jeff Cumberbatch shared the following press statement [16 November 2017]. The final decision on the matter is […]

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A Shitty South Coast

For many years the South Coast of Barbados – Oistins to Worthing – has been known at home and abroad as the place to wine, dine and party by locals and tourists alike. Regrettably in the last year the South Coast has been making the news because of sewage overflowing onto public spaces; roadways, residential […]

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A Useless Police Complaints Authority Report

“The staff of the Police Complaints Authority comprised an Investigator, an Administrative Officer II and a Clerk/Typist. During the year under review the Administrative Officer II was transferred to the Ministry of Social Care and Constituency Empowerment and Community Development and was replaced by an Administrative Officer II (ag)” – 2016 Police Complaints Authority Report […]

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Remove This RH Sign – Chinese Sign Greets Visitors to Sam Lord’s Castle in Barbados

How The Hell Would Anyone Know That This Resort Is In Barbados An English Speaking Country? Since when did Barbados Relocate to China? This Sign Must Be Removed. It Is An Insult To The People of Barbados!   ‎Posted to Facebook The following composed by Heather Cole Anyone offended by the above title should also […]

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Fuel Price Changes to Come

Barbadians continue to be intrigued by the rollercoaster and out of whack local market position of fuel prices compared to regional markets. With world oil price edging north further interacting with the effect of the NSRL, 2% FX fee and so on, it is anticipated the local consumer should anticipate a hike in the cost […]

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Foreign Reserves and FDI Dip

The Barbadian economy grew by an estimated 1.4% over the first nine months of 2017, as economic growth moderated in the third quarter of the year. Tourism output, which fueled the stronger growth performance over the first half of the year, fell during the third quarter, due to a reduction in the average length-of-stay of […]

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Barbados Today Online Newspaper Ordered to PAY Mia Mottley

Barbados Today Online newspaper was today [30.10.2017] ordered by the Barbados Court to pay Leader of the Opposition an undisclosed settlement resulting from an article it posted that questioned her qualification to practice law in Barbados.

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Donville Inniss Pilots Fiscal Order to Give Tax Incentives to Del Mastro, convicted of election fraud in Canada

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15th NIS Actuarial Review of the National Insurance Fund, Published

When government debt is viewed with NIS holdings excluded, the implicit assumption is that these assets are not “real” and that government raising taxes to repay the NIS is akin to raising the contribution rate on NIS contributors. This is because government tax revenue and NIS contributions come largely from the same sources – businesses, […]

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STOP RH Littering

There should be no doubt in the minds of Barbadians that we have a RH littering problem in Barbados.  A look at the embedded video of a recent cleanup effort spearheaded by the Future Centre Trust (FCT) and its Advocacy Director Kammie Holder records a sorry tale. Clearly Barbadians have to be forced to a […]

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UWI, Cave Hill to LEAD the Charge to Revive Agriculture Sector

Professor Eudene Barriteau, Principal of the UWI, Cave Hill campus committed the Cave Hill campus to developing 30 acres of land that was donated to the university by the Edghills of Dukes plantation in St. Thomas a couple years ago. According to the report USD34 million will be spent to develop an agri-business creating 1500 […]

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Analysis of Diesel and Gasoline Price Changes in Barbados 2011 to 2017

by Amit Uttamchandani Effective mid-night Sunday (a.k.a, Monday morning), the retail price of gasoline and diesel has changed. Gasoline has moved from $3.25 BDS per litre to $3.28 (an increase of 13 cents or 4%) and diesel has moved from $2.46 BDS per litre to $2.37 (a decrease of 9 cents or 3.7%). Here is […]

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Flow Barbados Increases Broadband Rates

Posted to Flow (Barbados) will be increasing prices for its broadband plans. Notices in today’s Sunday Sun newspaper, as well as on the Flow website, advised customers of the new prices effective November 1, 2017. However, the newspaper notice listed only the plan new prices, not the existing prices, and the website showed the […]

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General Secretary Caswell Franklyn of Unity Workers Union Accuses BWU of Being Irresponsible in the CBC Strike Matter

VETERAN TRADE UNIONIST CRITICISES BWU FOR ITS HANDLING OF THE CBC MATTER Veteran trade unionist and General Secretary of the Unity Workers’ Union, Caswell Franklyn says the Barbados Workers Union only wants to show its might rather than being right. Mr. Franklyn says there should be no dispute over the increments issue which was negotiated. […]

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Rawdon Adams Returns to the Barbados Space to Spearhead Bitt Inc

The BU household has been following the rise of blockchain technology with great interest. Obviously it is technology at a nascent stage and it is the venture capitalists and early adopters who have the  task of ‘selling’ a new payment mechanism to the population. The BU household will continue to monitor the progress of the […]

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Liberty Global’s Subsidiary in Barbados Moves to Force Out Minority Shareholders

The following communication was emailed to Jean-Pierre Paelinck, President, Secretary General, World Federation of Investors by Atrue Freeman, a concerned Barbadian investor. Dear Mr. Paelinck We acknowledge that this matter may be of little interest to you.  However, given the relatively young securities market in Barbados, we would appreciate it if you would provide us […]

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Chris Sinckler, Is It True?

Submitted by Sunshine Sunny Shine (SSS)Rumour has it, or should I say, it is alleged, that the minister of finance, Barbados, the honourable Chris Sinckler, might be involved, I repeat, might be involved in a shady deal concerning the purchasing of an expensive Range Rover. Let me say here that the source of this information […]

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