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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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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Will Barbados Have to Recruit Hotel Workers to Staff the Hyatt and Sam Lords?

I read with some incredulity an article entitled Hotel school’s funds ‘drying up’ – Principal in another section of the media. Knowing the critical importance tourism is to sustaining our economy and the various, proposed or under ongoing hotel projects around the island, which by all the various figures quoted will necessitate hundreds of skilled […]

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Dismiss Barbados’ Ambassador to the Organization of American States

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, Clement Payne Movement Barbados’ newly appointed Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) – Selwin Hart – continues to embarrass our nation with his words and actions and should be immediately recalled from his Washington D.C based posting. Mr. Hart committed a major diplomatic blunder when, on the 3rd […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Citizen and Public Interest Litigation

“The citizen ha(s) a legitimate interest in upholding the Constitution and the rule of law” –per Lord Hodge [May 8 2017] Those persons who either heard or read last week’s media reports of the postponed hearing in what has now become known as the Hyatt matter, would have heard the applicant, Mr Comissiong, disclose the […]

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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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Prime Minister Stuart Deigns to Speak

This week the Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart deign to address an issue which has been of concern to many Barbadians. It is an open secret David Comissiong’s challenge  of the decision to grant approval to Mark Maloney of Vision Development Inc to build the Hyatt Centric Resort on Bay Street reported to cost […]

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A Mother’s Day Cry will be -how did my son hang himself with his pants while in Police custody?

Many in this region will celebrate Mother’s Day tomorrow. For Angela Best it will be a day the memory of her 34 year old son Corey Best who died under suspicious circumstances while in the custody of the police at Oistins station on the 13 April 2017 will evoke sadness and stoke inquiry. How did […]

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Michael Carrington and Allison Helen Alexander-Lovell – Is the Law an Ass?

This week [9/5/2017] the local press reported as follows: a “41-year-old female attorney-at-law was Tuesday suspended from practising law in Barbados for 18 months, after she was found guilty of professional misconduct. Tuesday, the Court of Appeal handed down the decision against Allison Helen Alexander-Lovell of No. 140 Breezy Hill, Halton, St Philip, who was […]

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Reducing the Cost of Living for Families

There are many families in Barbados who are living pay-cheque to pay-cheque and are vulnerable to major unplanned expenses.  Others cannot pay all of their mortgage payments, utility bills, and food expenses and must prioritize payments.  Some are cutting back on food, and are partially dependent on the kindness of family, neighbours, or the Church. […]

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Central Bank of Barbados Economic Review of 1st Quarter 2017

The latest review of the Barbados economy revealed that the Barbados economy grew by approximately 2% in the first quarter of 2017. Foreign reserves rose to $705.4 million but remain below the benchmark of 12 weeks. Overall, the Barbados economy has recorded gains in addressing some of its economic issues, but challenges remain (CBoB). After […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – Ideas, Politics, and Media

“Ideas shape how we understand political problems, give definition to our goals and strategies, and are the currency we use to communicate about politics. By giving definition to our values and preferences, ideas provide us with interpretive frameworks that make us see some facts as important and others as less so. In turn, this has […]

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Transport Board Video Resurfaces With a Twist

There is a widely held view that the ‘Transport Board’ video played a significant part in the return to office of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). Informed political pundits suggest it was one of many events that worked in the favour of the DLP government. Of course there was the now famous second poll by […]

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Former Editor-in-Chief Roy Morris Accuses Nation Newspaper Maguffies of Exerting ‘Pressure’

The following was posted to his Facebook wall today by former editor-in-chief of the Nation newspaper Roy Morris. When I left the Nation in January I promised myself I would not get involved in any of the “politics” of the Nation — unless I believed the actions of the organisation or any of its agents […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – What Will be in the Black Box?

As this could well be one of the last Tourism MATTERS’ column before the imminent budget, even if it’s my humble and probably futile attempt to influence Government policy, I would join with those who are far better informed and make a passionate plea that no additional or higher taxes are imposed on the tourism […]

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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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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – On Mandating Healthful Consumption

The modern emphasis by the state of attempting to reduce the local incidence of the chronic non-communicable diseases, better known by their acronym CNCDs, may be based on the best of intentions, even though it might be argued that there is also some element of self-interest, given the enormous costs to the state of treating […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Robbing the Dead (II)

My last column entitled, Extorting fees from the dead that was published on April 23, 2017 has caused no fewer than five lawyers to say to me that I was being unfair to them. They claimed that the process of administering small estates by the Public Trustee is unnecessarily drawn out.  As a result, they […]

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AMOS WILSON Speaks on the Continuation of Black Slavery

Submitted by by Ras Jahaziel Amos Wilson speaks on the continuation of Black slavery in the present day, illustrating how the behaviors that were implanted by the slave system persist today and serve to keep Black bondage in place. Produced by Ras Jahaziel with paintings created by Ras Jahaziel

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