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William Duguid former MP

Duguid Accuses Estwick of Smoked-filled Room Sugar Deal

The Nation newspaper carried a news report today the gist of which is encapsulated in the following extract:- BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) CANDIDATE for Christ Church West, William Duguid, is charging that Government has entered into a “secret deal” with an overseas-based company which could cost taxpayers more than $60 million, and a further $20 […]

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Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Scotland Has Links to the Dark World

One has to marvel at the lack of due diligence Caribbean governments and others in authority exercise when making decisions on behalf of the people they serve. There is the perception by the developed world that we are a bunch of banana republics, yet we continue by our decision-making to give truth to the belief. […]

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Fruendel Stuart (r) Arthur (l) won the Integrity race last general election

Who Will Save Barbados?

Submitted by William Skinner We seem to be lurching from one issue or crisis to another. Whether it is garbage pilling up all over de place or teachers being assaulted by students, our beloved island state now seem rudderless and heading straight for the rocks. When we add an ill conceived, basically stupid, so called […]

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Caswell Franklyn, Head of Unity Workers Union

The Caswell Franklyn Column – A Word to the Wise, Donville Inniss

BARBADOS HAS REACHED a stage where the words and actions of politicians must be carefully analysed, and not taken at face value. Without attempting to cast aspersions, politicians seem to be guided by what would get them re-elected. In that context, I would like to posit my views on Minister Donville Inniss’ recent critical remarks […]

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The Logic of Politics

BU reproduce today’s Barbados Advocate editorial as a ‘Op-ed’ response to Dr. George Brathwaite’s submission – David, Barbados Underground “Politics”, Mr Basdeo Panday, a former Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, asserted sometime ago, “has its own morality”. While we are ignorant of the validity of this claim, one might be forgiven for thinking it […]

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Solutions Barbados Blames the BLP and DLP for High Debt to GDP

Submitted by Solutions Barbados Managing our national economy can be likened to managing a home. While there may be complaints about the food, washing, maintenance, and other services, if the mortgage loan is not repaid, then the occupants will suffer the trauma of being forced out of their home, and their previous complaints would become […]

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Afra Raymond

Property Matters – Housing Issues – part 6

On Thursday 17th March 2016, the Office of the Prime Minster confirmed that the appointment of Housing & Urban Development Minister, Marlene McDonald, had been revoked. On Tuesday 22nd March 20… Source: Property Matters – Housing Issues – part 6

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The Risk is Marginal: Go for it Mia!

Submitted by Dr. George C. Brathwaite Since the announcement by Barbados Labour Party (BLP) through the Leader of the Opposition to embark upon a strategy of bringing a ‘no-confidence’ motion against the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), several cynics have questioned the decision and decried the move. One gathers from the critical statements made, and […]

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Submitted by June Naime Socialism has its tentacles like a giant Mantel over the earth and we on the Isles of the Sea are not exempt! It is a slow process of Rot, while promising everything while delivering Poverty under the guise of Equality and Economic Justice, Divisiveness under the guise of Social Equality, Moral […]

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Senator Bernie Sanders

‘I am the Bern’ – the Evils of Two ‘Lessers’

Submitted by Pachamama The stakes are high in the epic battles brewing in NYC, on both sides. The Dems up dey are fighting for 291 delegates, with 247 up for grabs. The Clintons have already secured the support of about 44 ‘super-delegates’. By now the Clinton camp would have thought that their obvious shoo-in for […]

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The Cost to the Country of DLP Garbage

Submitted by Beresford Barbados is now in its most absurd position, of having to pay a much greater price for the garbage out of the mouth of its Prime Minister and DLP government than dealing with the literal garbage that is a plague on the nation. At the bullseye of the economic disaster everyone and […]

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MARIA AGARD Vs. Mia Mottley and Jerome Walcott – The Maria Agard Matter Revisited

In the last report, we merely reported the allegations of Agard contained in her affidavit. We did not comment or editorialize. We also warned that we had not had sight or a bare recitation of any defence filed by the defendants Mottley and Walcott, that allegations of Agard were not proved in a court of […]

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Solutions Barbados, Come Hear us on Thursday 7th April 2016

Managing our national economy is the most important job in Barbados. It also carries the greatest risk for us since failure at this job can send most of us into poverty. Remarkably, managing our national economy requires no qualification of competence. Most of us are too busy working and managing our family and business affairs […]

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Haile Drumpf – The Rise of a New Hitler – When the Centre no longer holds

Submitted by Pachamama More than a dozen years ago these writers were denounced when we suggested to those who locate themselves at the center of Caribbean thought that the United States of America was a fascist empire, at its nadir. That financialization had delivered all forms of western capitalism to conditions not dissimilar to Germany […]

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The Maria Agard Vs Barbados Labour Party Court Matter

BU has been able to persuade one of its legal eagles to look at the public domain documents filed in this case and to make notes. The action is brought against Mia Mottley in her capacity as chairman of the BLP (First Defendant) and against Jerome Walcott in his capacity as general secretary of the […]

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Madam Justice Cornelius

A Conflicted Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius

As Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius accompanied by and photographed with her BLP-candidate husband Mr Ralph Thorne, garners credit for her stance on sexual abuse and harassment and calls for legislation to address same, she appears not to know, and certainly fails to mention, that this issue has been comprehensively addressed by Madam Justice Kaye Goodridge […]

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Making Barbados Great Again: What Are You Doing Minister?

I have decided to adopt part of Donald Trump’s slogan. My slogan will be “Making Barbados Great Again.” I do not just wish to coin a cute phrase but to actually put forward workable solutions to make our nation great again. Many years ago, I visited my son at school, it was either when he […]

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Afra Raymond

Pursuing Anti Corruption Measures MUST be a Priority

VIDEO: TTTI Couch session with Reginald Armour, SC. by AfraRaymond This is the ‘On the Couch’ session at the T&T Transparency Institute’s 2016 Anti-Corruption Conference held on Tuesday 8th March 2016. The moderator was Reginald Armour SC, President of the Law Association; Michael Harris, Tapia Member and Express columnist; Mark Regis of Shell Trinidad; and […]

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