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Outstanding Decisions in Barbados Courts – Don’t Blame Me!

as at August 2016

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Enticing Film Production Companies With Tax concessions and Related

When I look at my near three decades living on Barbados, it is difficult not to applaud the progress of our fledgling film industry and the key players who have thought past our tiny geographically size and produced world class moving images. However at the same time, I wonder if as a tourism driven economy […]

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Addicted to Chefette (Fast food)

The battle to win the taste buds of our youth has gone into high gear. Our society has reached the point where convenience is being given priority above eating healthy by a modern day Barbadian. Bear in mind the national health budget is over 700 million and per capita ranks as the third highest in […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Politics of Water Security

Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are crucial for poverty reduction, crucial for sustainable development and crucial for achieving any and every one of the Millennium Development Goals. – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon It should be easy for most Barbadians to sympathize, or perhaps even empathize, with the plight of the residents of those […]

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crimeinbarbados

Crime and Political Solutions

This week’s Barbados Editorial adds to the commentary about the rising pubic concern about crime. While the national crime rate is not the direct legal responsibility of the governing administration, opposition parties everywhere are never slow to go on the offensive whenever this reaches an electorally unacceptable level, that is, whenever there is the public […]

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Afra Raymond

Property Matters – Pay Day? Part Two

by AfraRaymond I previously estimated State debt to the construction industry in the $3.2-3.5 Billion range. I have since been reliably informed that construction industry claims against WASA are estimated to be in the $600M range, which of course would be subject to verification as discussed previously. My revised estimate (see table below) is now […]

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Valuing Our Own

Read this entry on the famous Barbadian Ken Jone’s Facebook timeline and it resonated. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It explains the DNA of an ordinary Bajan. Ken Jones 1 hr ·   The Greatest grave 50 years of Independence .I listen to Larry Mayers and hear all the comments etc.. […]

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The State of Castle Grant Reservoir

A good indication of quality management of any entity is to examine the physical infrastructure (as one example) for which said management is charged. The state of the condition of the entity in this case should raise an alarm when the infrastructure under scrutiny is the national water generation and distributions read Castle Grant reservoir. […]

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happy-independence

Josephines, We Feel Your Pain

Image Credit: Colonel Buggy

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CLICO Investors Passing from this World, Liquidators Earning Millions in Fees

The following extracted from the Barbados Investors & Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) Facebook Page. Hopefully this will reach the eyes of those who are dragging their feet and will put enough fire under them to speed things up. If Barbados’ 50th Anniversary arrives on 30th November and policyholders have not seen the start of their money […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Blame Builds Confusion

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future” George Bernard Shaw. Plain and simple, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration under Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is trying to reach the landmark of January 21, 2017 in efforts to duly celebrate the Father of Independence – […]

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Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite Does a Pontius Pilate

Emblazoned on the front page of today’s Nation newspaper is the fizzeog of Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite under the headline Don’t blame me! In a another part of the media Minister Ronald Jones the entrenched Minister of Education was heard to say  that the ministry of education cannot be blamed for the ills of society […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

Useless Attorney General Brathwaite Should Resign

Submitted David  Comissiong, President, People’s  Empowerment  Party According to Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, not only is he not to be blamed for our country’s violent crime problem, but he knows who or what is to blame, and he is letting us all know that the roots of Barbados’ violent crime problem are located in dysfunctional […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Capitalizing on the Weak British Pound

To partially offset the value of Sterling when compared to other currencies, particularly to the US Dollar, several British tour operators are becoming increasingly more creative to help cushion the holiday cost differential to their clients. Giant Thomas Cook for instance recently introduced an interest-free plan where their customers can spread the overall package price […]

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Understanding How Pollution is Affecting Our Wellbeing

Submitted by Anthony Davis Pollution, pesticides and fast food are killing our children with new Government statistics revealing that the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40% over the past 16 years. Analysis compiled by researchers from the charity Children with Cancer UK found new cases of cancer in young people rose […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Future Industrial Relations (ii)

In the first installment of this extended essay, I advanced the view that even though many may have predicted the imminent demise of the workers’ organization, given the individualization of many of the floor of rights accorded to workers and the ongoing decline in union density or membership coupled with an anti-union ideology on the […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Student Revolving Loan Fund: Guarantors Left Holding the Bag

In an effort to recover monies owed to the Student Revolving Loan Fund by delinquent borrowers, the Student Revolving Loan Fund Management Committee (Committee) has resorted to naming and shaming delinquents by publishing their names in the print media. I wish the Committee well in its efforts but I am afraid that it is going […]

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Who Pays the Water Bill of the Barbados Water Authority?

The above was posted to a popular Facebook page Barbados Wall of Shame. In light of water outages especially in St. Thomas, St. John and St. Joseph and the refusal of Minister of Water David Estwick to resign the obvious management inefficiencies at the Barbados Water Authority bears severe scrutiny. BU was asked to share […]

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