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Minister Chris Sinckler Refused to Respond to the PSV Operators Before the Budget

BU was advised by a reliable source that the communication attached to this blog was delivered to the office of the Minister of Finance (MoF) on 26 July 2016. The objective was to ensure the MoF received feedback in advance of the 2016-2017 budget. Contrary to the MoF’s advisement that he had consulted stakeholders in […]

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The Real Race Issues in Barbados

Submitted by the Secretariat of the PEOPLES  EMPOWERMENT  PARTY The issue of race is ever present in Barbados, and surely underlies the amazing  public furor that has arisen over the recent crowning of a white Miss Barbados beauty queen. And so, we now take the opportunity to revisit the issue of racism in Barbados, and […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Chris, It’s the Lasting uncertainty!

Submitted by Dr. George C. Brathwaite “The challenge lies rather in the idea of planning, of purposeful, intelligent control over economic affairs. This, it seems, we must accept as a guide to our economic life to replace the decadent notions of a laissez-faire philosophy.” – Rexford Tugwell and Howard Hill, ‘Our Economic Society and Its […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Politics of Water Security

Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are crucial for poverty reduction, crucial for sustainable development and crucial for achieving any and every one of the Millennium Development Goals. – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon It should be easy for most Barbadians to sympathize, or perhaps even empathize, with the plight of the residents of those […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Blame Builds Confusion

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future” George Bernard Shaw. Plain and simple, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration under Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is trying to reach the landmark of January 21, 2017 in efforts to duly celebrate the Father of Independence – […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

Useless Attorney General Brathwaite Should Resign

Submitted David  Comissiong, President, People’s  Empowerment  Party According to Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, not only is he not to be blamed for our country’s violent crime problem, but he knows who or what is to blame, and he is letting us all know that the roots of Barbados’ violent crime problem are located in dysfunctional […]

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Life on the Animal Farm

Here we go round the mulberry bush, The mulberry bush, The mulberry bush. Here we go round the mulberry bush So early in the morning. – Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush In recent days members of the BU household was given reason to pause and reflect on the state of affairs of the […]

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Disgraced Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington

Michael Carrington Expresses Outrage, the CHEEK!

  Michael Carrington is challenging the media to reveal the names of politicians who have dealings with criminals. And this challenge is coming from Carrington who wilfully with-held his former client’s property for a number of years. The Speaker knows the main stream media is spineless and weak when it comes to exposing individuals from […]

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Ministers Donville Inniss and Chris Sinckler

Did Honourable Member Chris Sinckler Deliver a Terminological Inexactitude?

  We have no doubt that we can and will grow our economy further and faster. We know we can bring unemployment down to even lower levels once we unleash the over $1 billion of foreign direct investment we have before us with projects such as the Sandals Casuarina expansion which has started, the Sam […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Job Talk Versus Real Job Growth

Submitted by Dr. George C. Brathwaite It is staggering when the current Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration comes across as being boastful against data suggesting that job growth in Barbados reached a point of satisfaction in which the unemployment rate supposedly dipped to 9.3 in the first three months – January to March – of […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Budget Falls Short but High on Politics

The official debates on the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals are now over. The implications arising from Minister Chris Sinckler’s pronouncements in Parliament will continue to attract discussions across Barbados, and for several vexing reasons. Emergent from the budget and perhaps achieving consensus is that Barbados’ troubled economic situation will continue into the foreseeable […]

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Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler

Government Blames Workers

Submitted by Brian Frederick Here we go again shortly after shameful admissions by the Director of the Urban Development Commission of the waste of taxpayers money by incompetent management now we have the Minister of Finance complaining that politicians are taking the blame for management and he mentioned Ministry’s of Water, Housing, and Environment and […]

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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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2016 Budget Doodle

BU thought to share a few doodles from the BU note pad about 2016 Budget and related. We should declare that except for listening to some of Sinckler budget presentation and most of the reply by the leader of the opposition one was left with a feeling of ‘what next’. It is obvious that government’s […]

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Trumpism – A Political System in Flux

Submitted by Pachamama Large numbers of the people of the United States have followed their peers in Europe and have made a lurch into the open embrace of fascism. The process towards an open embrace of totalitarism comes as people everywhere have been pushed towards the margins by the political duopolies. The failure of the […]

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Michael Carrington, Speaker of the House

A Matter of Integrity – Call for Michael Carrington to Resign, OUTSTANDING

Integrity is the cornerstone of good governance and democracy. By upholding the highest ethical standards, public servants conserve and enhance public confidence in the honesty, fairness and impartiality of the federal public sector – Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector One of the enduring and unflattering memories of the Stuart led government so […]

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Deltro Group: Barbadians Have a Right to Question the Character of the Del Mastros

Determination[202]   The appeal as against conviction is dismissed. The appeal as to sentence is varied to set aside the restitution order; otherwise the appeal as to sentence is dismissed. Dean Del Mastro shall be taken into custody, immediately, to serve the balance of his sentence – Justice J. Bryan Shaughnessy – R. v Del Mastro, […]

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Political Murder Around Pennsylvania Avenue

Submitted by Pachamama Some weeks ago a blogger on BU asked us whether we were not afraid that the CIA station in the Caribbean may have a file on us. That blogger seemed to have our welfare at heart. Though we place no more value on our own lives than those who are murdered for […]

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