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David Comissiong

Let’s March for New Elections –NOW!

Submitted by David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is right in calling for and mobilizing a march against the governmental Administration of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, but she has not gone far enough in identifying the primary goal of the march. It is not enough to stage a march to express […]

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worrell-sinckler

The Moral Equivalence of Treason

Submitted by Pachamama For some time, there has a been a protracted ‘disagreement’ between the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBoB), Delisle Worrell and the Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler. It represents a deepening political-economy crisis. In trying to flesh out this phenomenon, we will sometimes directly address the prime minister, himself, as […]

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richardhaynes

Why the National Democratic Party (NDP) Failed

Submitted by William Skinner, former member and candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP) There is always a root cause that sometimes leads to success and at other times failure. While the root cause of the NDP’s formation was somewhat similar to that of Errol Barrow breaking from Sir Grantley Adam’s Barbados Labour Party and […]

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worrell-sinckler

The Sinckler-Worrell Phenomenon -Sacrifice Can Be Maniacal or Suicidal

Submitted by George C. Brathwaite (PhD) “Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell! I took thee for thy better; take thy fortune.”- (Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 4; William Shakespeare) The turbulence surrounding the Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler and the Governor of the Central Bank Dr Delisle Worrell should come as no surprise to those Barbadians, […]

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deep-state

It’s All About Asia, As Trump Becomes A Dud

Submitted by Pachamama We’ve spent considerable time trying to understand the meanings for the election of Donald Trump. And while he has been talking loud but saying little, we refused to relocate our primary foci as trained on the ‘deep state’ forces surrounding him. Yes, anyone calling himself POTUS must have some influence. But we’ve […]

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Jeff_Cumberbatch

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Enjoining a Dismissal

Wonderful to relate, or “mirabile dictu”, as my two Latin masters of long ago, Messrs. Wellington and [CQ] Williams, would have preferred, I do not find it necessary today to resume my analysis of the Trump presidency; a phenomenon that seems anyway to be imploding towards self-destruction. Moreover, there is sufficient drama being played out […]

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barbados_parliamentarians_2013

Government Between a Rock and a Hard Place With General Elections Looming

Submitted by Inkwell 1. Consider this argument. The Central Bank (CB) Governor has refused to print any more money for the Minister of Finance (MOF). The MOF needs printing to continue to pay civil servants and keep Government running. If the Government can’t pay the civil servants this month, all hell will break loose. Therefore […]

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David Comissiong

Barbados Needs a New Government Not a New Central Bank Governor

It is clear to me that the Freundel Stuart Administration is looking for a scapegoat for its 8 year long and continuing abysmal economic performance, and has decided that Dr. Delisle Worrell is to be that scapegoat. Let us be very clear about this— in the real world of politics neither a Board of Management […]

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classified

‘Leaks’, the Leveller

The elevation of Donald Trump to become President of the United Stated States of American has triggered a very eventful period in the history of that country. The most recent Trump event has seen the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn because he reportedly lied to colleagues – namely Vice President Pence –  about […]

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delisle-worrell

No Tears for the Central Bank Governor

“Don’t cry for him Barbados The truth is he never loved you During these wild years He kept his promises to the DEMS So you keep your distance!” Perhaps a rewrite of the famous song about Eva Peron is in order with the above sentiments expressed by Barbadians. Clearly the bromance that never was, between […]

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Donville Inniss (DLP)      Sandra Husbands (BLP)

Sandra Husbands In a Class ABOVE Donville Inniss

Submitted by Debra Ifill The Honourable Donville Inniss is one curious fellow.  Who exactly is he speaking to when he makes those public declarations as he does?  His current area of concern is the inefficiency, and lack of IT training in the Customs and Excise Department.  And no, he has no new policy or plan […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

Dems Low on Credibility: Barbadians Beware!

Towards the end of 2016, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler – speaking at a meeting of the Christ Church constituency branches of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) – asserted that his struggling party will make morality a key issue in the next general election. For some, it is hip-hip hooray! Yet, numerous Barbadians are convinced […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Offering Value for Money Across ALL Segments

French based hotel giant the Accor Group are now in advanced discussions to acquire 100 per cent of the Atlanta based luxury villa rental company, Travel Keys, who offer over 5,000 properties in more than 100 destinations in the Caribbean, United States, Europe, Asia and Africa including over 200 located on Barbados. Accor currently operate […]

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Caswell Franklyn, Unity Workers Union

The Caswell Franklyn Column – When Parliament Oversteps

IN THE DYING days of the Arthur Administration, Government went to Parliament and hurriedly passed, what turned out to be, the controversial Public Service Act 2007 which came into force on the last day of that year. Many would say, and I would be the first to agree, that certain provisions were designed to appeal […]

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Parties Come and Parties Go; What is the BLP’s Plan?

Submitted by Mrs. Debra Ifill, Independent Voter The idea of a third, fourth, and fifth party in principle is one that should be welcomed.  It augurs well for any democratic state, that the freedom exists where ordinary people can put themselves forward to contest political elections. But political leadership is not child’s play it is […]

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markmaloney-hyatt

EIA (Town Halls) Not Required for HYATT Hotel Project –say the LAWYERS

Submitted by Anthony Davis “Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett wants to know why ‘town hall meetings are needed now for every project…Were there town hall meetings when they imploded the Hilton Hotel?” he asked in reference to the Opposition Barbados Labour Party…Blackett said: “What are they talking about, we are an action Government” while […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

DLP’s Misery: An Incestuous Marriage?

Submitted by George C. Brathwaite (PhD) Today in Barbados, there are important political questions that must be raised about the relationships between state and society, and between wealth and power. With perhaps less than 15 months to go before the next general election, residents and citizens of Barbados are venting their frustrations about the status […]

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Duprey

Open Letter to Central Bank Governor on CL Financial Bailout

We, the undersigned, have become very concerned about the direction of the “rescue” of CLICO et al after over eight years under the control of the Central Bank and the government. Our principal concern is at the apparent regulatory forbearance being exhibited by the Central Bank in this matter. Our further concerns relate to the […]

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