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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Unfair Dismissal by NCC, Unfair Decision by Employment Rights Tribunal

The long-awaited decision in the case of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers, who were unceremoniously dismissed on April 30, 2014, was handed down by the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) on July 15, 2016. That is a day that will go down in infamy in the local labour movement, even if some of the major […]

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Tell Me Barbados… Who Are We Going to Vote For B or D?

Submitted By Freedom Crier From my simple observation, how does the BLP and the DLP differ in their Ideology?I am very concerned that unless we practice Free Market Principles with fewer Burdensome Rules, Regulations and Controls, the Reaper lies at the Gate! “Governments make no money they only Spend money, that is why Socialist Governments […]

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Turkey – Game Changer in the ‘Middle East’ – Central Asia?

Submitted by Pachamama The critical thing about intrigues is that you never know who’s on whose side until the music stops. The music stopped for the globalist party goers in Turkey about a week ago. On 15th July 2016, in the late evening, Caribbean Time, American government deep state forces, operating in Turkey activated a […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Talking for votes: Conspiracy?

I begin with the assumption that all members of the political class in Barbados initially mean well. They possess an eagerness to contribute definitively to national development without reducing politics to be a ‘talk-shop’. Of course, circumstances may change sufficiently that these same political figures will, from time to time, shift their priorities. Nowadays, a […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Corruption is the Barbadian Way

Austria’s highest court annulled their recent presidential election. In delivering the decision the head of the court said: “The decision I am announcing today has no winner and no loser, it has only one aim: to strengthen trust in the rule of law and democracy”. That quotation set me thinking about this country’s elections that […]

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Walter Blackman

The Human Unemployment Rate in Barbados – The Need to Develop an Entrepreneurial Class

Submitted by Walter Blackman Prodigal Son July 5, 2016 at 10:57 PM But wait…….is Fumble off his medication? The man told a bold faced lie on DLPTV tonight ……….the man said in Guyana that unemployment is down to 9% and that jobs are coming back. Fumble, where? In Barbados? You have been travelling overseas too […]

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People-Source Democracy: Transformational Political Governance In An Age Of Intergenerational Conflict, Revolution & Change

Submitted by Terence Blackett “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” ~ Nelson Mandela On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln, in a speech that would last a mere few minutes, at the Soldiers’ […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Brexit Counter Measures

The abundantly obvious subject for this week’s column would have been Brexit and the potentially damaging results it could have on what is still our single largest tourism market, the United Kingdom. But in hindsight, there is so much speculation, unknown elements and possibilities yet to be clearly evaluated it is really difficult to formulate […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Time for a Change?

 “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” –George Bernard Shaw The title of this piece should not, in any way, be taken as a partisan political affirmation. Indeed, the more perceptive reader would have noted the presence of the interrogation mark that converts it into a hypothesis […]

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Understanding Free Market Capitalism

Submitted by Freedom Crier One has to admire Rihanna’s Tenacity to Work hard to reach her level of achievement demonstrating to all that just a kid from St. Michael willing to use her Talents and Abilities can achieve what she has put their mind to. Rihanna through her Drive and Determination is in a position […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Barbados’ woes rise with Brexit

“Once Britain leaves the EU, there will be several troubling consequences for the 12 Caribbean countries.  Not only will the British market disappear from the EU, but so too will the British contribution to official aid and investment.” – (Sir Ronald Sanders). In a stunning turn of events, Britain voted to leave the European Union […]

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Bjorn Bjerhamn (l) Mark Maloney (r)

Mark Maloney’s Thirty Pieces of Silver

Submitted by Heather Cole To some it is known as blood money. In the Bible thirty pieces of silver was the sum of money given to Judas for his betrayal of Jesus. On the other side of the coin it was the price at which Judas sold his integrity. Judas did not live to enjoy […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Against the Law for Public Officers to be Involved in Politics

The issue of public officers’ involvement in politics has once again reared its ugly head. The Daily Nation of June 20, 2016 reported that the General Treasurer of the National Union of Public Workers, a public officer, has declared that he is seeking his party’s nomination to run against the Prime Minister in the next […]

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Preconco Employees Defend Mark Maloney

Submitted by Anthony Davis A senior official of Preconco Ltd., a Mark Maloney-managed company, today voiced fears that hundreds of workers could lose their jobs and millions of dollars in investment could leave Barbados if the Town & Country Planning Department does not give the go-ahead for a number of projects submitted by  Maloney’s group […]

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A Take on the BREXIT Vote

BU has ascertained from correspondents that an atmosphere of disbelief pervades the United Kingdom today in the wake of the Leave vote. In the last two weeks, most people, on whatever side of the divide, have felt that Remain would prevail. The Remain campaign leaders (headed by PM Cameron) had booked the venue for a […]

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Is Barbados In Jeopardy?

Submitted By Freedom Crier One of the mantras of Leftist Socialism is “Never let a Crisis go to waste”, even made up ones! Such are used in the Bait and Switch and Smoke and Mirror tactics that distract the populace from the real crisis’s at hand and which undermine the fabric of Societies. Let’s be […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – To switch or to just flip-flop?

This is an important question and, yes, he is correct to assert it cannot solely be about who is managing an entity; attention has to be also directed on “who is paying”. This revelation is not new, nor should it be a roadblock for the Government to make the best decisions while maintaining an optimality […]

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The Missing Mark Maloney Quotes

Submitted by Heather Cole Without him even having to give one Hail Mary, we seem to have given Prime Minister Freundel Stuart a pass regarding the latest scandal in his administration. Mr. Stuart will go down in History as the weakest and most unpopular Prime Minister of Barbados. Among his failures to date are: the […]

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