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CL Financial Bailout – Finding the Facts

On 10 August 2015, the then Minister of Finance and the Economy appealed the High Court’s 22 July 2015 judgment which ordered the release of the details on the CL Financial bailout. My protest at this action […]

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The Caribbean Export Travesty or "Things Fall Apart – Caribbean Style" Part I

The following originated from a BU source. Some years ago, during my formative school years, I had to read a novel titled “Things fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. I must say that it is quite a fitting title for the travesty and abuse of international […]

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Remembering Our History – The Truth Newspaper

In is the month of November. It is the month Barbadians celebrate ‘Independence’ from England in 1966. It is the month Barbadians also reflect on the journey travelled in the last 49 years. BU received the following from a well known student of our history.  The Truth […]

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Private Sector Development in the Caribbean: A Regional Overview 2015

Alicia Nicholls The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released a report entitled “Private Sector Development in the Caribbean: A Regional Overview” commissioned by Compete Caribbean. The report discusses private sector […]

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Has the Caribbean Basin Initiative Outlived its Usefulness to CARICOM Countries?

The following extracted from the Caribbean Trade Law and Development website hosted […]

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Afra Raymond

Setting the Table

Setting the Table by AfraRaymond The PNM’s successful election campaign placed strong emphasis on the critical need to restore proper standards of Accountability, Transparency and Good Governance. That was a commendable […]

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Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) Board of Directors Fails to Direct Shareholders

First the Board of Directors of BHL issued a communication to shareholders not to make a decision in response to SLU’s offer of $4.00 until a valuation was completed. […]

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Cuba is on the Move!

Submitted by Andrew Nehaul Since the defrosting of the political relation between the USA and Cuba some months ago, things on the tourism side are heating up. This winter, the hotels and ancillary services have increased their prices by more than 47%. […]

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Afra Raymond

Afra Raymond’s Trinidad and Tobago Post Budget Analysis

Afra Raymond, as JCC president, is interviewed on the ‘The Breakfast Round Table‘ show on Sky 99.5 FM by Eddisson Carr and Jessie May Ventour giving a post-budget analysis from his perspective. 7 October 2015. Audio courtesy Sky 99.5 FM. […]

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Randy Graham

Did the Financial Services Commission Perform Due Diligence on Banks Holdings Takeover Bid Deal?

Submitted by Atrue Freeman Mr. Randy Graham, does the Financial Services Commission have the authority to examine a transaction that prompts a takeover bid, given the influence of that transaction on the takeover process? […]

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Reparations for DUMMIES

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel A CONCISE SCHOOLING ON BLACK REPARATIONS FOR DUMMIES and the Negroes that are too blind to see that they are betraying their ancestors and generations yet unborn, by shirking their responsibility to keep the issue of Black slavery constantly before the world’s conscience.[…]

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Hugh Riley Calls for Open Skies Policy in CARICOM Airspace

The Jamaica Observer carried a story on the 29 September 2015 – CTO wants open skies policy in the Caribbean . Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Hugh Riley called for regional authorities “to institute an Open Skies policy”. […]

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Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

United Nations: Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart

Prime Minister of Barbados Fruendel Stuart delivered speech at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York. […]

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SLU Beverages Limited Takeover of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL)

Submitted by Atrue Freeman How is the bid by SLU Beverages Limited to takeover Banks Holdings Limited (BHL)  likely to playout? History of similar events suggests that BHL’s directors will have a significant, possibly the most significant, influence on the outcome […]

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Venezuela Guyana Dispute, Explained

The border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela has escalated to an alarming level. In response to the build up of Venezuelan troops in the disputed Essequibo territory BU read the report Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez arrived in Trinidad on 22 September 2015 to hold diplomatic talks. […]

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Afra Raymond

Our Land – The Review

…A small State such as Trinidad & Tobago must accord a very high priority to the judicious management and utilization of its land resources or perish. All elements of land policy must be designed to ensure that these finite resources are efficiently utilized and husbanded in such a manner as to serve the long term […]

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2015 T&T General Elections

2015 General Elections in Trinidad

Today many Barbadians will follow the 2015 General Elections in Trinidad for many reasons. In recent years we have been the target by Trinidad of heavy investment in the financial and retail sectors. […]

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Afra Raymond

Facing the Facts

Reblogged from blog Two important laws were partially-proclaimed by the President at the end of July – The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act, which is intended to control transactions in Public Money,[…]

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