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The Code of Silence Protects the CL Financial Deal


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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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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Strange Bedfellows in the Making

THIS WEEK I intended to write about Government’s misplaced priorities, focusing on the colossal waste of public funds to finance year-long 50th anniversary independence celebrations. They are spending millions of dollars while doing everything to avoid paying suffering former Government workers who had been made redundant in 2013 and 2014. Instead, my attention was diverted […]

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The Emergence of a New Black Middleclass

A big part of what troubles the Barbados society can be attributed to the rise of a Black middleclass. In spite of billions of dollars invested in this group through ‘free’ education, instead of practically applying the knowledge acquired by actively participating in the management of the social and economic demands of the country, the […]

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Mahogany Coconut Group Blog: 2015 Caribbean Highlights

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Group West Indies Women Cricket Team: While our boys struggle our women keep our cricket flag flying high Road Tennis: This indigenous Barbadian sport is about to take off and has been growing in leaps and bounds Dr. Keith Rowley: Rose from the political ashes of a few years ago […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – An Evolving Democracy (II)

BU shares the Jeff Cumberbatch Barbados Advocate column – Senior Lecturer in law at the University of the West Indies since 1983, a Columnist with the Barbados Advocate since 2000 and BU commenter – see full bio. .[…]

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Integrity Strategy

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The Integrity Commission is continuing its efforts to revise the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA) to give greater effect to its anti-corruption work. I fully support those efforts. The key challenge is to discern how Public Officials commit the corrupt acts the Commission is meant to reduce. It is…

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B’S Recycling Barbados Versus Cahill Plasma Gasification Waste to Energy

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CARICOM, Barbados and Me

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
The following was posted by David Weekes to the Shanique Myrie Goes to Court blog. Caribbean Leaders signed treaty in Chaguaramas on July 4th 1973 – CDA Could anyone please explain this to me since I am slow of mind. Ms. Shanique Myrie, citizen of Jamaica, and CARICOM denizen, while…

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EBOLA Virus Enters the White Man’s World #2

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
Relevant Links: Experts: Ebola Vaccine At Least 50 White People Away What is Ebola

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Re-Route Truth

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The leader of the Highway Reroute Movement, Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, has started another hunger-strike in protest at the actions of the State in relation to the hotly-contested Debe-Mon Desir link of the Point Fortin Highway.  Some of the issues now emerging offer disturbing echoes from Kublalsingh’s first hunger-strike in November…

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Strasbourg rules again: no human right to same-sex marriage

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There is no human right to a same-sex marriage, human rights law does not require countries to “grant access to marriage to same-sex couples”, and the state acts lawfully in seeking to defend the traditional understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman, according to a ruling…

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Notes From a Native Son: Estwick’s Rottweiler Behaviour Sends the Wrong Message

Introduction: One of the persistent myths about parliamentary politics in Barbados is that we have somehow adopted the Westminster/Whitehall model and, by implication, the way our politics operate is the way things are done in Britain. This misleading belief is but one of many self-portraits we wrap ourselves in which have no relation to reality. […]

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Whoso Keepeth His Mouth and His Tongue Keepeth His Soul From Troubles

Submitted by Quinzel (BU looks forward to the BU intelligentsia translating this submission) Here is valuable wisdom! If you rule your speech, you will save yourself from trouble. Your mouth and tongue are two of your greatest enemies. If you will keep them under control and only speak the right words at the right time, […]

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The Uff Bluff

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Jearlean John, Chairman UDeCOTT On December 11, I wrote ‘Invader’s Bay Review‘ in this space, calling for an immediate public review of that improper large-scale development being proposed on reclaimed State lands in west POS.  I also took the opportunity to make the point that there had been no consultation…

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Raymond & Pierre and Afra Raymond v Harry Harnarine

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Harry Harnarine, former HCU president. Photo © The High Court decision of Wednesday 18 December 2013 now formally bankrupts Harry Harnarine, of Hindu Credit Union infamy, with the debt owed to our firm, Raymond & Pierre, and myself – the Chief State Solicitor was appointed as the Official Receiver. The actual debt is…

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Barbados Underground 10 Point Plan for New Governance

The following 10-point plan has been championed by BU family member Bush Tea for several years and endorsed by Barbados Underground. There is rising resentment and criticism  directed at the feudal Westminster System which has become irrelevant in a modern global market which requires speed, flexibility, innovation and creativity even from small island states like […]

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