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Minister of Social Care

No Crime but Jail Time

An article in Barbados today dated Jan 27th 2016, has led me to believe that the present government is even worse than our former slave masters. While it may have happened, I do not recall ever reading that the slaves were jailed for failing to report a crime in Barbados. In the article under the […]

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Embattled Leroy Parris flanked by Chis Sinckler, minister of finance and Hal Gollop QC, Parris' lawyer on the campaign trail in 2013

Sinckler Out to Sea

Submitted by Anthony Davis With work on the new Wyndham hotel due to begin in two weeks time and another Luxury hotel project under active discussion, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is very upbeat about the prospects this year for job creation. In fact, he expects the national unemployment rate to go down – Barbados […]

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Future Centre Trust Raises Alarm About ZIKA and ILLEGAL DUMPING

Prepared by Dr Tara A. Inniss, PhD (UWI) MSD (UNSW) BA (York) Environmental NGO, the Future Centre Trust (FCT) is concerned about the number of reports of littering and illegal dumping in Barbados. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has warned regional Governments about the threat the most recent mosquito-borne infection, the Zika Virus poses […]

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Clarke'sRoad

Clarke’s Road Watercourse Issue – The Plight of a Blackman

For over a decade the pleas of a Black Barbadian have gone unheeded by successive Black governments. Whether it is the gang at the Ministry of Drainage, led by the beleaguered Denis Lowe, or the Chief Technical Officer Frank Thornhill at the MTW, a ministry led by the BMW driving Minister Michael Lashley, Alden Blackman […]

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L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)

Cahill and Jacobs Security Inc. – Birds of a Feather…

Compiled by Due Diligence and BU BU readers will recall that the Confidential Offering Memorandum for the Cahill “Investment Opportunity” was prepared by Jacobs Securities Inc. who were flogging the project to potential investors. It has been a while since BU posted anything about the Cahill Waste –to – Energy plant, however, today’s Globe and […]

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Central Bank of Barbados

The Barbados Economic Forum – Governor Delisle Worrell Meets Local Journalists and Co

Barbadians have had to wait on the Governor to answer questions about the performance of the economy. Many regard the discontinuation of press conferences by the Governor as a blatant attempt to suppress information about an economy in a comatose state for eight years. Barbadians will be expectant the David Ellis hosted forum will be […]

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pointofnoreturn

Crossing the Rubicon

One of the most famous men to have walked on this Earth was Julius Caesar. The exploits of his life are well known up to this day having been immortalized in the works of the great playwright William Shakespeare. The conspiracy that led to his assassination has left phrases that are still in use. They […]

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phillips

Solutions Barbados – A Political Party in the Making

Grenville Phillips II is the founder of Barbados’ newest political party Solutions Barbados. BU asked Grenville to give Barbadians an update on the building of the political party. The following is what he had to share: Approximately once every 5 years, Barbadians select persons to manage their national affairs. At the time of our independence, […]

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Church

It Is Time For Christians to Fight Back

Submitted by fellow blogger Grenville of Weighed in the Balance blog General John Kelly of the US Southern Command has reported that about 150 persons left the Caribbean region in 2015 to fight with Islamic State – the Islamic army that is killing Christians wherever they find them. He warned that Islamic terrorists may now […]

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Rising Crime in the Region – A Word to the Wise Should Suffice

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Group In almost every sphere-the economy, education, agriculture, health, national security, and transportation-we are living the logical outcome of over 50 years of policy failure. As in the case of Dudus and Trenchtown in Jamaica, our communities have developed into hot spots because weak and ineffective politicians have entered into […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Cushioning a Weak Canadian Currency

Is there any creative way that our tourism planners can turn the current depleted value of the Canadian Dollar against its US counterpart into an advantage? One means could be by enticing the massive United States populace who live along the border to use a Canadian airport to reach us. Take for instance flights with […]

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DonaldBest

Tales from the Courts – The Ongoing Saga of Donald Best, Peter Allard and Marjorie Knox’s Claim to 1% of Barbados XXIX

The BU family will know this is a story concerning over 1% of the total landmass of Barbados located on the South Coast through which the ABC Highway runs. A large portion of the ABC Highway was purchased from Kingsland Estates Limited the company that owns this land. Those who are unfamiliar with the Kingsland […]

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caswell

The Caswell Franklyn Column – Concessions to Cost-U-Less Should Raise Hair

Over the years, I have been complaining that the system of governance practiced in Barbados is merely a parody of the Westminster System that obtains in England. In a previous article, I wrote that we have all the trappings of a Westminster type democracy but they do not work as designed. It is not my […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Humpty Dumpty Comes to Town

“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory’ “, Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t -till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you’!” “But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’ “, Alice objected. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful […]

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rightandwrong

Morality in the Absence of God

Submitted by Charles Knighton In the Nation of January 12, Mark Boyce in an article called Time We Let Go Of Flogging pointed to Sweden as a place that has abolished flogging and is a better society, with less theft, drugs, rape, murder and so on. But he didn’t mention that the Swedes have almost […]

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Zika_Virus

Kammie Holder Laments Barbados’ Lazy Response to Zika Threat

Musing of  local environmentalist Kammie Holder. Many laughed at me when I did the 350PPM ride to highlight the optimal Carbon Dioxide emission the earth needs to return to for global warming to be under control, yet it’s what COP21 was about in 2015. Many laughed at the tour I did of illegal dump sites […]

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Child-Murder in the Region

The Caribbean Mentorship Institute has joined the public outcry about the number of violent deaths of young children in the region. The recent call to curb and eradicate violence against children should warrant immediate educational programs for Caribbean youth. The Institute believes that greater protection for young children should be promoted to realise their right […]

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petrocaribe

Petrocaribe In Doubt

by caribbeantradelaw On June 29th 2005, fourteen of the Caribbean countries which met with the late President Hugo Chavez Frias in the beautiful northern Venezuelan port city of Puerto La Cruz signed an energy cooperation agreement which would seek to be a beacon of south-south cooperation and solidarity. Nearly eleven years after the ink has […]

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