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BLP Red Alert

The political temperature in the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) neck of the woods is starting to rise as it identifies candidates to run in the next general elections constitutionally due in 2018. It is not unusual for political parties to engage in tussles while negotiating the candidate selection process. Who can forget the dogfight that […]

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HRC Will Win – But Has to Fight to Avoid Impeachment

Submitted by Pachamama It should be pellucid by now that barring a tectonic disclosure or other intervention Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) will win the USA presidential elections. However, she will immediately come under a massive series of investigations aimed at giving the defeated Republicans, provided they can retain the House of Representatives, a raison detre. […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Theatre of the Absurd

Some of the local events of the past fortnight lend cogent validity to the thesis conveyed by the title to this piece. A cashier at a retail establishment posts, on social media, a fulsome rant against the unwelcome interruption of her cosmetic efforts by a safety drill at her workplace on social media, and then […]

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The P Word Resurfaces

In his weekly column of last week Jeff Cumberbatch gave an insight into his reading habits and as to be expected it is varied.  Those who should know suggests reading is very important because it develops the mind first and foremost.  The BU household reading habits are not as varied as Jeff’s but read we […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

The PRIVATIZATION OF Sanitation Services is a SCANDAL of MASSIVE Proportions

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, CLEMENT  PAYNE  MOVEMENT So, the Democratic Labour Party— the political party that solemnly promised the Barbadian people that a vote for them in the 2013 General Elections was a vote for the preservation of all Public Sector jobs and a vote against privatization of State entities— has now made a […]

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Trump’s View About Women (Grab them by the Po**y)

Trumps has grabbed the headlines across the globe although for the wrong reason. His disparaging exchange with Billy Bush -captured on a hot mike- and exposed by the US media about women is sure to derail his presidential campaign. What it does is to setup tomorrow’s second presidential debate to attract unprecedented viewership. It also […]

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David Estwick, Minister of Water Resources

David Estwick Addresses Water Crisis, HOPEFULLY

According to media reports Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick has scheduled a press conference for later today (07.10.2016). Estwick has been the target of severe criticism because of the inability of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to achieve its mandate to deliver potable water to ALL Barbadians. One hopes […]

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Bajans Can do a "Peaceful" Revolution

Submitted by PUDRYR @ Exclaimer And you said, and I quote. If a businessman in the UK were to make such a statement he would have been held to ridicule. Here is a businessman who has outgrown this government. With each protestation from the William’s clan becoming more shrilled we have to ask ourselves who […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Labour Must NOT Yield

Submitted by Dr. George C. Brathwaite “Unless you have a group of people in this country who are prepared to redress the imbalances, to see things in the broad, social context; to see the economic importance of legislation, the economic importance of development, the psychological importance of removing distinctions between one class of the community […]

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Questions for Minister David Estwick

Minister of Water David Estwick recently advised that he will be updating the country very soon on the dire state of water management. We hope when he eventually breaks his silence he will address a few concerns raised by BU’s Colonel Buggy. – Barbados Underground WATER: What is the true status of Castle Grant Reservoir […]

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The Wells Fargo Fraud and Connection

The following video features Senator Elizabeth Warren – who sits on the US Senate Banking Committee – questioning Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf. The BU household believes that it should be made mandatory viewing for our politicians, leaders at large, regulators et al. They should juxtapose for example our non vibrant (defunct?) working committees of […]

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Clinton Versus Trump – Fiction Versus Fact

Submitted by Pachamama Recently we had occasion to review the series “House of Cards” and with the much heralded first Q&A sessions between Clinton and Trump being primed for profit, we now consider how art mimics reality, or is more realistic than reality. The differences, if any, between fiction and fact in politics. The centrality […]

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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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