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Sweet Drink Tax!

Submitted by Anthony Davis Minister of Health John Boyce today linked high consumption, especially of sweet drinks, to the island’s exploding problem of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and expressed gratitude that the Ministry of Finance took on board the budget recommendations of an NCD Committee – Barbados Today (18 June 2015 Pray tell me, Messieurs Sinckler […]

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Afra Raymond

Our Land – Land for Everybody? Part 2

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
SIDEBAR: The Minister responds This is a short video (courtesy of TV6) in which the Minister of Land & Marine Resources, Jairam Seemungal, responds to questions on the occupation of State lands in Couva by SIS Ltd, one of the main financiers of the Peoples Partnership. The ‘Land for the…

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Barry Mayers, CEO of Up Beat Wholesale

Digicel, Nation Newspaper and Others Must Join the Fight Against the Dominican Republic

The Community [CARICOM] calls on the Dominican Republic authorities” to adhere to the principles of protection of citizenship to Dominicans of Haitian descent, adding that those “persons shall not be rendered stateless – Fox News Latino After the usual procrastination CARICOM […]

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2015 Barbados Crop Over Festival

Revamping Cohobblopot

Submitted by Anthony Davis A slap in the face of Barbadian artistes and promoters! “That’s the view of many in the entertainment industry following the announcement that Cohobblopot, a staple event on the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF’s) Crop Over calendar, was being replaced by a private event billed “One Love”, with Trinidadian Machel Montano as […]

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Errol Niles Request for BU publication to be Removed ‘with immediate effect’

The following note was received by Barbados Underground from Attorney-at-law Errol Niles. I have been informed and have verified that you are currently using a very recent photograph under the caption: Lawyers in the News, with reference […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

2015 Budget Ignores Important Tourism Sector

I had hoped to dedicate this week’s column to the new measures put in place announced in the 2015 budget to stimulate spending, especially in the tourism sector. Unless I missed something while trawling through the 57 pages, not a single ‘incentive’ has been announced […]

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Chief Gibson Marston Gibson

Tales From the Courts – The Idiocy of Chief Justice Marston Gibson XXV

The CJ seems intent to blunder from one piece of stupidity to another. Recently, he welcomed a group of pre-teen children to the courts and gave them a lecture on Magna Carta which, this year, is 800 years old. The thrust of Magna Carta […]

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Leroy Parris (l) Terrence Thornhill (r)

CLICO Players Living High on the Hog

Submitted by Fidel The criminal justice system of the United States saw to it that Bernie Madoff, the Ponzi Schemer was essentially put in jail for the rest of his life. The criminal justice system of the United States saw to it that Sir Allan Stanford and the Financial Services Regulator in Antigua were put […]

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haiti-dominican republic

Silence by the Region in Response to Haitian Cleansing Next Door

The loud silence by the government of Barbados, traditional media and other actors to the deportation (‘cleansing’)  of Haitians from the Dominican Republic betrays why attempts at regional integration is a pipe dream. Yet again Haitians find themselves […]

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Fair Trading Commission

Fair Trading Commission: Discussion Required About Frequency Ride Through Standards

Submitted by Hallam Hope as a on Barbados Renewable Energy Program–A Case of the Tail Wagging the Dog blog As sometimes the solitary or among the few private sector/consumer-based participant in consultations on Telecommunications and Renewable Energy CARITEL […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Mia Mottley Prosecutes Government on CORRUPTION in Her Reply to 2015 Budget

Those  Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members in parliament advocated the need for Barbados to enact Integrity and Freedom of Information legislation prior to being elected in 2008. There was an expectation Barbadians would have seen movement on this issue within 100 days of the DLP government […]

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<h6 align="justify"><font style="font-weight:normal;">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)</font> - Caribbean News</h6>

Cahill Energy Waste-to-Energy Scam Exposed by Mia Mottley

Barbadians listened with rap attention to the demolition job inflicted by Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley on the government to expose the Cahill Waste-to-Energy scam. It boggles the mind OUR government would be swayed […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Mia Mottley Accuses Government Ministers of Entering Shady Arrangement with Cahill Energy and Trans Tech Inc

Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley used the cloak of parliamentary privilege in her reply to the 2015 Budget and Financial Statement to accuse […]

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Barbados Parliamentarians 2013

2015 Barbados Budget Reply…

It is the turn today (16/06/2015) of the Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley to reply to the 2015 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. BU has little doubt the four hour period allotted will be used to poke holes in many of the proposals the minister of finance delivered yesterday. […] 

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Barbados Parliamentarians 2013

2015 Barbados Budget…

Today is Budget Day in Barbados the 15 June 2015. For many what is hidden in the ‘Black Box’  in recent years seems to be of little interest to the citizenry compared to what occurred in the 80s and 90s. The politicians will grab their 30 minutes in the spotlight rabbling as if programmed in […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

Sunil Chatrani: STOP Discounting!

While not attending the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Annual General Meeting recently, if media reports are accurate, the outgoing Chairman is quoted as stating ‘discounts were not the way to attract visitors to these shores’ […].

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