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Jean Delangis and Robert Richardson Versus the Duecks Described as a Mistake

A follow up on the To DPP Charles Leacock: Why Did you Drop the Case Against the Duecks? story which BU carried and is quoted below. The Sunday Sun of October 16, 2016 on page 36A titled Couple free at last, answers the question as to why Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock discontinued the […]

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Nothing Against Bob Dylan, But Wha Bout KAMAU?

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, Clement Payne Movement (Barbados) So, the American folk/rock musician , Bob Dylan, has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature — the first time that a song lyricist has won this prestigious international award ! I say well done to Bob Dylan: he is deserving of every accolade that […]

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The Law of Unintended Consequences: Political Jousting, Military Sabre-Rattling and “Denial-Phobia” Regarding Nuclear Brinkmanship

Submitted by Terence Blackett “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing nothing” – Albert Einstein 17th century French philosopher, mathematician and social theorist Blaise Pascal in ‘Pensees’ (Thoughts on Religion) given his understanding of time & space opined: “When I consider the short […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Theatre of the Absurd

Some of the local events of the past fortnight lend cogent validity to the thesis conveyed by the title to this piece. A cashier at a retail establishment posts, on social media, a fulsome rant against the unwelcome interruption of her cosmetic efforts by a safety drill at her workplace on social media, and then […]

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Samson On The Wall … Keep Calm: Education Revolution In Progress

Extracted from Our Afrikan Heritage website Last night, The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) working group tasked with developing a curriculum acceptable to the Ministry of Education had its first meeting. One of the attendees who runs a small school, Sister Nailah, presented the group with a curriculum guide for Class 3 (for 9-10 year olds). […]

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Building Blocks of Crime?

Another reaction to the controversial remarks made by the Reverend Lucille Baird posted in today’s Barbados Advocate reposted for the reading pleasure the BU family. For a variety of reasons, the strictures leveled at the so-called local “block culture” by female cleric, the reverend Dr Lucille Baird, are not likely to meet with universal agreement […]

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More Water Problems for the BLACK(man) from St. James


This photo represents a burst BWA pipe leaking at the back of my wall for months. The inconsiderate BWA work crew for work #499557 did the clumsy job of repair by cutting the pipe where it was not leaking, placed a joint but left the leak under the wall worse – Blackman.

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The P Word Resurfaces

In his weekly column of last week Jeff Cumberbatch gave an insight into his reading habits and as to be expected it is varied.  Those who should know suggests reading is very important because it develops the mind first and foremost.  The BU household reading habits are not as varied as Jeff’s but read we […]

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2017 T&T Budget Review

Submitted by Afra Raymond The 2017 budget was presented on Friday 30th September 2016, with the known decline in State revenue having the expected impact. As shown in the graph and table, the Estimate of Revenue is now down to $47.4 Billion, which is itself a doubtful figure as I will show, with Estimated Expenditure […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

The PRIVATIZATION OF Sanitation Services is a SCANDAL of MASSIVE Proportions

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, CLEMENT  PAYNE  MOVEMENT So, the Democratic Labour Party— the political party that solemnly promised the Barbadian people that a vote for them in the 2013 General Elections was a vote for the preservation of all Public Sector jobs and a vote against privatization of State entities— has now made a […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Focus on Schools NOT Blocks

Submitted by Dr.George Brathwaite “The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.” – David Hume. The history of Christianity in Barbados is just as long as it is dotted with prejudices and injustices (even beyond unashamed support for slavery). It so happens that contemporary Barbados is being pressured and systematically assessed by […]

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Hypocrites and Parasites

One can argue that the state in post independent Barbados has never provided the environment to foster economic independence to the majority black population. Despite this a few black businessmen managed to gain economic independence but the majority of the black population has settled for becoming the employed and never the employers. On the other […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Colombian Connection

Last week we had an unannounced visit from one of the Lonely Planet travel editors, Alex Egerton, who is based in Popayan, Colombia. It brought back fond memories of a week that I spent there many years ago and what a scenically beautiful and tremendously diverse country Colombia is. Alex had used the relatively new […]

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LIALPA Calls for TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABLITY – LIAT Withholds Retirement Fund Information

Submitted by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) (St John’s, Antigua) For over three (3) years, the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has been trying to overcome the stalling and delaying tactics of LIAT’s management in releasing accounting information with regards to their Retirement Funds. As recent as last December, the Company refused […]

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The Samson Effect

Submitted by Terence Blackett Perception Deception, Predictive Programming, Full Spectrum Dominance And The Final Solution Brings The World Towards The Apocalypse In 43 BC, Cicero – Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist wrote that: “the poor work and work. The rich exploit the poor. The soldier protects both. The taxpayer pays […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – In Defence of “irregardless” and “I’m good”-A book Review

As many of the readers of this column might have guessed, and would probably expect, my professional reading habits range from the closely argued judicial decision to the more conventional legal literature of the subject monographs, digests, encyclopaedias, and scholarly articles. On more occasions than a few, however, I am inclined to venture outside my […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Government Ignores the Law and Does What it Likes

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 the Nation Newspaper quoted the Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, as having said: Barbados is a country of laws established by statutes and we have to observe all those laws and statutes. If you go and try to sidetrack the rules of the law, chaos becomes the order of the […]

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Alienating the Junk Food Industry

The Barbados Advocate editorial of yesterday addressed a controversial position taken by Dr. Trevor Hassell regarding the addiction of our people to junk food especially the youth. What are the whys and wherefores we need to debate to save the health our people? – Barbados Underground As much as we understand the authenticity of his […]

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