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US Federal Appeals Court Upholds Suspension of Trump Travel Ban

Extracted from Caribbean Trade Law and Development website. Less than a month after taking office, the Trump Administration received another judicial blow yesterday to one of its major policy actions. The United States’  Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its decision in State of Washington v Trump dismissed the Government’s motion for a […]

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Does the BTMI (Government) GIVE 2 Million Dollars to the Barbados Rally Club?

Is is true the Barbados Rally Club receives a yearly subvention from the Barbados Tourism and Marketing Inc of $2 million? If so, how is this money is utilized?

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Ruling in Article 50 Brexit Appeal Next Tuesday

Extracted from Caribbean Trade Law and Development website Mark the date Tuesday, January 24th at 9:30 am on your calendars! That is the date on which the United Kingdom’s highest court will deliver its highly anticipated judgment in the appellate case of R (on the application of Miller and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State […]

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Wishing Everyone a Happy Christmas

Here is wishing everyone in BU land a Happy Christmas. Members of the BU household wish to extend a hearty thank you to all who shared comments and submitted contributions in 2016. The social media space continues to grow and exert influence in our community despite the naysayers. Let us continue to highlight the issues […]

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Amused, We Bid You a Fond Farewell

The members of the BU household are saddened to learn of the passing of a member known to us as Amused. Mere words cannot express our sorrow on his transition to the realm of the afterlife. We extend our condolences to the family of Amused. May he rest in peace.

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Denis Kellman, Minister of Housing

Former BLP Government Blamed for Sewage Problem

The following was posted to Facebook by Minister Denis Kellman who acted as Minister of the Environment for a short period. Denis Kellman 1 hr · As Minister Of the Environment I toured the plant and the swamp and what I was told about he plant and its capacity to function perfectly . I was […]

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ZRs Run Traffic Light

The following video shows TWO ZRs in the right lane at the Collymore Rock roundabout. The first ZR (can you make out the number?) runs the red STOP light to go straight from the right lane. The second ZR (also in the right lane) goes straight on the green traffic light to go right (can […]

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Water Strategy Required

Reproduced from Andrew Simpson’s Facebook page. Yesterday I attended, as a member of BAPE; on the invitation of the BWA, a meeting to address water scarcity and to build a roadmap toward achieving water security. Dr Mwansa made a presentation which was prepared by Anthony Headley that outlined hydrological, regulatory and universal understanding. Accepting that […]

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Grantley Adams International Airport

A Musing Issues of the Day

Submitted by Brian Frederick Remembrance Day Remembrance Day is to remember those fallen or injured as a result of War.   It is held on the day Armistice was signed the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 o’clock. Yet  no Calendar in Barbados shows this day although the Parade is held on the following […]

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David Comissiong

For the Record DONVILLE INNISS is an Outstanding LIAR!

The supposedly “honourable” Donville Inniss, Barbados’ Minister of Commerce and Industry, is a liar of the highest pedigree, as is evident by his outrageously mendacious comments about the racial self identification of David Comissiong while a teenage school-boy at Harrison College. (In a recent debate in the House of Assembly Inniss claimed that David Comissiong […]

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Another LARGE Piece of Barbados for Sale

Compiled by Due Duligence There was a prominent advertisement by TerraCaribbean in the Globe and Mail Report on Business today featuring this property:- There is no guide price as the property is being sold via a bid process. All interested parties are invited to submit their bid on or before December 12, 2016 Given the […]

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Exposing Our Shame

Several months ago, I wrote an article entitled Independence: A Blessing or a Curse. The next week, it was my intent to write an article on how the banking sector fits into the equation. I also intended to put in an insert from my manuscript. Then I wanted to include Ann Riley-Fox’s story. However, I […]

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Eggbert Egg -an Innovative Children’s Book

It seems there is a consensus among key stakeholders in the education sector changes are required to the our education system. We have become long winded about how the changes should be implemented -we note that Minister of Education Ronald Jones does not agree. A good point of entry –BU suggests – is to implement […]

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What Have We Become?

Submitted by Norman Dat What have we become? We call ourselves civilized Maybe to some We’ve left the mechanized And become so dumb Become so computerized But our minds so numbed Are still cluttered with evil With sparks To lend an ear to the devil How so-called civilized are we when From bottom to top […]

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Dover Stinky Skip

Barbados Needs a Waste Management Solution, NOW!

Barbados finds itself on a website labeled as a country generating the 6th highest output of garbage per capita in the world. Do we have a plan to implement a relevant waste management solution Dr. Denis Lowe? Read report – Countries Generating The Most Trash Per Capita #vote

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Releases Guidance on Correspondent Banking Services

Alicia Nicholls The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released its long-awaited guidance on the application of FATF standards in the context of correspondent banking services following its plenary session held October 19-21st, 2016. The purpose of the guidance is to address de-risking and has been prepared in collaboration with the Financial Stability Board […]

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Bajans Can do a "Peaceful" Revolution

Submitted by PUDRYR @ Exclaimer And you said, and I quote. If a businessman in the UK were to make such a statement he would have been held to ridicule. Here is a businessman who has outgrown this government. With each protestation from the William’s clan becoming more shrilled we have to ask ourselves who […]

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Remembering Haiti


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