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Unmanageable Sovereign Debt

It seems obvious to BU that successive governments have allowed debt levels to rise to unsustainable levels. The key indicators used by the analysts all show that Barbados leads Caribbean and Central American countries as it relates to servicing debt. The IADB report highlighted also shows that rising debt is a problem for almost all […]

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Prime Minister Ralph Gonzales Letter to HoGs Leaked

It is not often ordinary citizens get the opportunity to read communication meant for the eyes of the Heads of Government (HoGs). BU was able to secure a letter authored by Prime Minister Ralph Gonzales urging his colleagues to unite around the table at the Organization of American States (OAS) on the issue of Venezuela. […]

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How Our Democracy was Hijacked

The following article was shared with BU by Peter Lawrence Thompson. The BU household as a rule does not reproduce articles from other news sources, however, we will make an exception in this case. It is a very long article but recommended reading. Many of us go about our daily business oblivious to the obscure […]

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Call for CARICOM and Regional Media Practitioners to Visit Venezuela on Fact Finding Mission

Submitted by David A. Comissiong, Coordinator, International Network  In Defense of Humanity Caribbean Chapter It is critically important that the Governments and people of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) acquire an accurate understanding of precisely what is going on in our sister Caribbean nation of Venezuela — a nation that the powerful United States of America […]

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Rael: Only 3 Months Left to Avoid Humanity’s Self-Destruction

Submitted by the Barbados Raelian Movement Las Vegas, April 11th 2017 – In a statement released today, Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, encouraged Raelians to escalate their meditation outreach programs to help promote the ban of nuclear weapons. “I solemnly ask that all Raelians worldwide increase their public actions labeled “Meditate 1 Minute […]

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM”

Submitted by David Comissiong, Clement Payne Movement Who or what gave US President Donald Trump and the Government of the USA the right to set themselves up as the prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner of the Government of Syria? The short and simple answer is that neither President Trump nor the US Government possessed any […]

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Trinidad Source of Young Recruits to ISIS

Trinidad and Tobago is measured as 332 kilometres from Barbados. Given the rights of Caricom citizens to freedom of movement under the RTOC we need to put our gloves on in response to the news that Trinidad is a source of recruits for ISIS. BU shares the following article from the New York Times because […]

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Monsanto Accused of ‘Killing’ Cancer Study

The following article is reproduced in the interest of public safety. EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Cancer Study by Joel Rosenblatt, Lydia Mulvany, and Peter Waldman – March 14, 2017, 6:18 PM GMT March 15, 2017, 12:44 AM GMT The Environmental Protection Agency official who was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk […]

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President Trump Signs Executive Order Pulling US Out of TPP

Posted to Caribbean Trade Law and Development With the stroke of a pen, newly inaugurated United States president, Donald J. Trump, today made good on one of his least controversial campaign promises; withdrawing his country from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement via an executive order. The Agreement, which was signed by the US and […]

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Ruling in Article 50 Brexit Appeal Next Tuesday

Extracted from Caribbean Trade Law and Development website Mark the date Tuesday, January 24th at 9:30 am on your calendars! That is the date on which the United Kingdom’s highest court will deliver its highly anticipated judgment in the appellate case of R (on the application of Miller and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State […]

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Chris Sinckler -Why Do You Want to Pay Hari Narayan USD10 Million?

Who is Harry Narayan? Why is the Barbados Cane Industry Corporation (BCIC) and Minister of Finance wanting to pay Narayan US$10 million dollars?

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Fake News, Media Propaganda & ‘Managing’ Public Perceptions

Submitted by Pachamama Recently a list of more than 200 ‘alternative news sites’ were referenced by the Washington Post, as secondary source, as being the bearers of questionable information. These 200 websites covered a fairly wide range of opinion, from Russia’s RT to Alex Jones’ Prison Planet Radio. We will argue that anything we see, […]

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Persistent Struggle Against US Imperialism (Part 1)

The death of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is being celebrated and mourned for many different reasons across the globe. His impact on the contours of global politics will surely live on for many generations to come, particularly that his life was marked with the struggle against American imperialism and the fight for liberation inside and […]

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Trump Threads the Needle

What concerned me most during the run up to the election was the planned false reporting by the corporate media and some of the major internet sites. The election was always much closer than they were purposely misreporting, and only folks who had the opportunity to hear or read news from alternative sources that the […]

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2016 US Presidential Election: Hillary Clinton Projected to Beat Trump

Americans go to the polls.

Americans go to the polls. Click on the picture to read about a few problems experienced at polling booths. Photo credit: Associated Press
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Brexit Requires Parliamentary Approval, UK Court Rules

Alicia Nicholls In its judgement rendered this morning, the UK High Court has held that Parliament must vote before the UK can begin the process of leaving the European Union by giving notice pursuant to Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. In summary, the court did not accept the argument by the Government that its […]

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Releases Guidance on Correspondent Banking Services

Alicia Nicholls The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released its long-awaited guidance on the application of FATF standards in the context of correspondent banking services following its plenary session held October 19-21st, 2016. The purpose of the guidance is to address de-risking and has been prepared in collaboration with the Financial Stability Board […]

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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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