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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Media House Accused of Erroneous Report

When I read the article ‘Slow Crop Over for car rental businesses’ in one section of the media, I was quite surprised, as the provisional arrival figures and various comments made by politicians, event organizers and policymakers indicated that attendance was good. If the headline has contained the word ‘some’ or ‘a couple’, perhaps it would […]

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Michael Carrington, Speaker of the House

A Matter of Integrity – Call for Michael Carrington to Resign, OUTSTANDING

Integrity is the cornerstone of good governance and democracy. By upholding the highest ethical standards, public servants conserve and enhance public confidence in the honesty, fairness and impartiality of the federal public sector – Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector One of the enduring and unflattering memories of the Stuart led government so […]

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Jeff_Cumberbatch

The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Enforcing the Rule of Law

We are equally responsible to ensure State accountability to protect the human rights of ALL and not SOME! Therefore all laws, policies and actions must be consistent with the CONSTITUTION…No one person, group or community should be discriminated against because of the colour of his or her skin, his or her choice of religious belief, […]

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Kamau_Brathwaite

The Poetry of BROWNES BEACH

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados If the people of Barbados were to make an inventory of the national assets of their country, Brownes Beach would be right up there at the top of the list! Not only is Brownes Beach one of the most physically beautiful beaches in the world, but it is […]

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Bjorn Bjerhamn (l) Mark Maloney (r)

Suck Arawak Cement!

Turn to page 23 of today’s Nation newspaper and immerse yourself in the full page Arawak Cement submission titled big, bold and all official looking: “PUBLIC NOTICE #1 ATTENTION CUSTOMERS OF ARAWAK CEMENT COMPANY LTD AND ALL USERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF BAG AND BULK CEMENT IN BARBADOS, GUYANA & THE OECS” Keep calm, dear reader. […]

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worrell-sinckler

Barbados TRAPPED in the Economic Wilderness

WorldForum Report

The following report should be of interest to Barbadians with Budget Day in Barbados slated for 16 Tuesday 2016.

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Law and Public Decency

Wow! What an Editorial the Barbados Advocate posted today (08/12/2016). BU sides with the author of the editorial, tail wagging the dog indeed! Should he find the time to reflect further on it, the Honourable Minister of Culture, Mr Stephen Lashley, will readily concede that his response of “It’s not illegal” was a surprisingly inadequate […]

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DelMastro

Deltro Group: Barbadians Have a Right to Question the Character of the Del Mastros

Determination[202]   The appeal as against conviction is dismissed. The appeal as to sentence is varied to set aside the restitution order; otherwise the appeal as to sentence is dismissed. Dean Del Mastro shall be taken into custody, immediately, to serve the balance of his sentence – Justice J. Bryan Shaughnessy – R. v Del Mastro, […]

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sethrich

Political Murder Around Pennsylvania Avenue

Submitted by Pachamama Some weeks ago a blogger on BU asked us whether we were not afraid that the CIA station in the Caribbean may have a file on us. That blogger seemed to have our welfare at heart. Though we place no more value on our own lives than those who are murdered for […]

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JohnWatson1

So What if it is Budget Day Next Week – President of the BCCI Eddy Abed Accused of Being Unpatriotic

The Minister of Finance has announced that Budget Day in Barbados will be on the 16 August 2016. It is evident to sensible observers that Minister Chris Sinckler’s policies have failed Barbados as we observe the country’s infrastructure crumble and the confidence of a proud Bajan dissipate. His PR effort this week on the talk […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Reach Out Give Youth a Chance

Submitted by George Brathwaite It was back in 2012 that the current CARICOM Secretary-General re-affirmed his commitment to the region’s youth. Since then, the people of Barbados, and those in the region, have heard numerous Heads of Government, including Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, voicing their support and encouragement for the implementation of youth programmes and […]

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DelMastro

Deltro Group (Del Mastro): Here We Go Again

Here we go again! Even before the Cahill Energy Scam has been forgotten, enters Del Mastro centre stage. Deltro Group (Del Mastros) is reported to be responsible for constructing a 20 megawatt solar farm on 70 acres of land somewhere in Waterford for which he has received concessions from the Barbados government. What does Del […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Learning From the Icelanders

My column which appeared three weeks ago, looking at increasing airlift to Barbados through Iceland, attracted many comments, some positive and others very negative! A regular critic questioned, why on earth, would holidaymakers consider going to visit Iceland, or even use it as a transit or connection point. Well the figures seem to speak for […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

What is “National Development”?

David Comissiong, Citizen of Barbados Does the erection of a 15 storey American-owned Hyatt Hotel in Carlisle Bay, abutting Barbadians’ beloved and world famous Browne’s Beach, constitute “development” for the nation and people of Barbados? That is a crucial question that we Barbadians need to grapple with and answer in this 50th anniversary year of […]

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Carlisle_Bay

David Comissiong Exposes Nation Newspaper Editorial

Submitted by Anthony Davis SOME THINGS SHOULD best be  left alone, but there are others that must never be overlooked. This is particularly true when contemptuous comments are made in public that may stir emotions among people who follow opinion leaders without thinking. Such is the case with the remarks delivered by political activist and […]

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caswell-franklyn

The Caswell Franklyn Column – Government Shows Contempt for Ordinary Worker

Recently, a bill to amend the Constitution failed to muster the necessary two-thirds majority to ensure its passage in the House of Assembly. If that bill were enacted, the compulsory retirement age of persons, holding the offices of Auditor-General and Director of Public Prosecutions, would have been increased from 62 to 67 years of age. […]

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Jeff_Cumberbatch

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Coincidence of Holidays

Monday and Tuesday of last week were celebrated as public holidays in Barbados, although I am still unclear as to the reason for this phenomenon. I mean, last Sunday was not itself a holiday so that it could not be claimed that since Monday was already an official holiday, Emancipation Day, the Tuesday was declared […]

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rioolympics

The Rio Games – Dancing with the Devils – the IOC and the Politics of Mekking Sport

Submitted by Pachamama Many years ago we often wondered why people like Steve Stoute, Erskine Simmons and another man employed at Barclays Bank were so interested in the International Olympic Committee (IOC). We have subsequently learnt why. Last night Barbados appeared to have taken its first gold medal as the golden jacketed team’s outfit emerged […]

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