Archive | Politics RSS feed for this archive
Photo Credit: Barbados Today

Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart the Words of Your Mouth and the Meditation of your Heart Must be Acceptable …

Submitted by HAMILTON HILL It was December of 2007 and I was home for the holidays. I had not yet exchanged a single Christmas Gift, but via CBC channel eight I got one that not even my wife could match. It had come from Prime Minister Owen Arthur. He had called elections and Comrade Thompson […]

16 Comments Continue Reading →
Senator John Sampson

Roger Khan May Testify Against Former US Senator John Sampson

Submitted by Errol Harry Shaheed “Roger” Khan and Victor Bourne are just a few in a rogues gallery of possible witnesses whose stories or testimony will feature in the upcoming trial of Brooklyn State Sen. John Sampson. Sampson, the former Democratic leader of the Senate, is accused of obstructing justice, witness and evidence tampering and […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →
probyn3

Unfinished Vendor Stalls at Probyn Street an Example of Government Leaking Tax dollars

The following photographs are of some of the unfinished vendors’ stalls located opposite the temporary market on Probyn Street (the site where the Plaza Cinema was located).

10 Comments Continue Reading →
Denis Lowe (1) Peter Allard (r)

Waste Dispute and Governance

The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. ― Thomas Jefferson The dispute between the Waste Haulers is about to enter a second week and as the impact of the tipping fee on the public becomes […]

96 Comments Continue Reading →
waste_haulers_barbados

Government Using Intimidatory Tactics Against Protesting Waste Haulers

Submitted by Mitchlans “The recent serving of a Town and Country Development Planning Office enforcement notice on one waste hauler and notice of a Barbados Revenue Authority audit on another has raised concerns among protesting truckers that Government is unfairly using its might against them” Nation Newspaper 15th May 2015. The hauler subjected to what […]

55 Comments Continue Reading →
kaiteurnewspaper

Romotar Led PPP/C Booted Out of Office

Regional politicians were quick to call on former Prime Minister Denzil Douglas of St. Kitts and Nevis to jump ship when the results were obviously being suppressed. Did we hear a similar clamour directed at Romotar in the wake of the confusion in Guyana? The Caricom Secretariat is located in Georgetown for those who look […]

22 Comments Continue Reading →
Michael Lashley, Minister of Housing

Minister Michael Lashley Needs to Respond to Conflict of Interest Questions

The political spin doctors are out in numbers and if we listen to them the Barbados economy is on the bounce. We sure hope so! However, while the country debates whether there will be about 1% growth or greater than 1%, a reminder economies in our key source tourist markets have been improving and therefore […]

167 Comments Continue Reading →
France's National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on stage with his daughter Marine Le Pen

The Divide Between What is Permissible Versus Acceptable Freedom of Expression

Submitted by Charles Knighton “The running father-daughter feud escalated into a political crisis after the party decision Monday to suspend the senior Le Pen for reiterating anti-Semitic remarks that got him convicted in French courts in the past.” Family feud rocks top of France’s National Front party” – National Post [BU] Following the horrific attacks […]

11 Comments Continue Reading →
HDI

Maintaining Our Position on the HDI

Submitted by Anthony Davis IF BARBADOS, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago were included in a new global survey on social progress where would they have ranked? … Jamaica was 44th on the list of 133 countries which were studied for the progress they have attained in meeting the social needs of their citizens. The […]

35 Comments Continue Reading →
UWI,Cave Hill

Tension Between Hilary Beckles and the Barbados Government Continues

Brooks distinguishes two sorts of virtues: resumé virtues and eulogy virtues. Resumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace: wealth, fame, status and a great career. Eulogy virtues are the things people will say about you at your funeral: that you were honest, loving, and steadfast. Most of us would say that eulogy […]

176 Comments Continue Reading →
Gaston_Browne

LIAT, the Political Football of Caricom

A reason our little islands will never agree to fully integrate, whether under the umbrella of Caricom or some other functional arrangement, can be traced to deep insularity. Some have convinced themselves it does not exist until a Shanique Myrie or LIAT incident serve to bring it to the fore. Barbadians are aware Minister Donville […]

52 Comments Continue Reading →
Michael Carrington,Speaker of the Barbados House of Assembly

Brazen Michael Carrington Breaks His Silence

However, Michael Carrington with-holding a client’s funds for 2 years [whether or not he felt justified in doing such, the fact remains the client filed a civil suit against him to recover his property – Artaxerxes Three months after Speaker Michael Carrington was ordered by the High Court to handover over two hundred thousand dollars […]

193 Comments Continue Reading →
Ministers Donville Inniss and Chris Sinckler

Set the Example Donville

Submitted by Anthony Davis As far as senior Government minister Donville Inniss is concerned, Barbados is 49 years late in becoming a republic and anyone who thinks the country should wait any longer is ‘innately lazy intellectually’ and has ‘no pride in being Barbadian –  Barbados Today On page 4 of the said issue under […]

47 Comments Continue Reading →
Donville Inniss - Minister of Commerce, and International Business going with the FLOW

Donville Inniss, Shut Up!

Mia Mottley led the call for the voices of ordinary citizens to be censored  in 2007 and in 2015 it is the turn of Donville Inniss. There will always be bad apples in a barrel, however, BU agrees a few may be abusing the privilege social media affords. For the most part the advent of […]

118 Comments Continue Reading →
Leroy Parris

Former Chairman of CLICO Barbados Leroy Parris Suing Cash Strapped Government for Damages

Since his assets were frozen by the court, the former CLICO boss has lamented that he had been experiencing hardship – Leroy Parris (BT) The mouth of Mr. Hal Gollop, lead lawyer for Leroy Parris,  has been running like a sick nigga botsy of late. His protestations about client Leroy Parris are easily accessed on […]

117 Comments Continue Reading →
team_guyana-usa

Team Guyana USA Soccer League Urges Guyanese Soccer Players and Fans to Boycott Caribbean Cup Inc, Soccer Tournaments

Submitted by the GUYANA USA SOCCER LEAGUE INC BROOKLYN: Team Guyana USA Soccer League announces its complete withdrawal from Caribbean Cup Inc., (CCI) as well as from its tournaments, structure and activities. This action is in protest of overt discrimination against, and abuse of, Guyanese players and management. Team Guyana will no longer participate in […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,520 other followers