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Albert ‘Tank’ Williams the Legend

The funeral of Albert “Tank” Williams was today. “Tank” as he was known as, was formerly headmaster of Harrison College for many years, after having been a teacher there for many more years. Tank was also the brother of former chief justice Sir Denys Williams and of former justice of appeal Colin Williams and of […]

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Notes From a Native Son: The End of Dependency Development Has Come

Introduction: Now that the majority of the developed economies, the OECD-member states, are growing, and Barbados has drifted deeper in to recession, we now await political and business leaders to tell us what are their master plans for rescuing, stabilising and growing the local economy. It means that finance minister Chris Sinckler and his adviser […]

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Government's Concessions to SANDALS Barbados

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Goodness Gracious CBC, Time to Get Doug Some New Suits

Submitted by Napolean Bonaparte Don’t say it, and we are not being picky, but one cannot help but notice Morning Barbados’ lead anchor Doug Hoyte is in need of a couple of new suits. Good grief man, hasn’t the Board noticed Doug’s futile attempt at hiding the fact that he has out grown his current […]

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The CHALLENGE of Building a Home When You are POOR

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel Think about what it takes to build or fix a home when you are a low income family? and then against this background think about the severity of THE CRIME when you deliberately tear down and destroy a poor man’s house, and the chances of his ever being able to build […]

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Investment Landscape Needs a Fillip

Up until submitting this column, the Barbados Statistical Service had not yet posted either the August or September 2013 tourism arrival figures, so I suspect it will be sometime before figures for October this year are known, via this important agency. Fortunately, news agencies like Bloomberg extract the information from the Central Bank of Barbados […]

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Fly All the Way to Barbados When $1 Canadian was Worthed $1.72 Back in the Day

Submitted by Due Diligence I really could not make this up. I was out on Saturday to an auction sale at an old home in an high-end neighbourhood (not my neighbourhood). Among the stuff they were selling was a bunch of old books, magazines and (1956) newspapers. Thinking it would be interesting to compare the […]

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CMI President Elected as Ambassador for Peace

The Universal Peace Federation of North America and Caribbean Nations held a conference in Miami over two days, the 1st and 2nd of November. The theme will be “The USA and the Caribbean at a Turning Point: Building a Nation and a World of Peace” with speakers attending from the US and Caribbean. President of […]

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Police Service Commission Should Have Passed Darwin Dottin’s File to the Director of Public Prosecutions to Seek His Arrest

The top story of the week stoked by the local media is that a newspaper snagged a video which was circulating on Facebook for over a month and posted a blurred image of two teens having sex in a classroom full in the knowledge they were being video recorded. BU has no doubt the public […]

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Nation Newspaper Exploits Children in Need of Help

Submitted by The Mahogany Coconut Think Tank/Watchdog Group The publishing by the Nation Newspaper of Barbados, of two minors engaging in sexual activity, is a violent violation of the Convention of Rights of Children (CRC) as outlined by UNICEF of which the country of Barbados is a signatory. It is clearly pointed out within the […]

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Invader's Bay part 2: All the Ingredients for Bobol…

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
Since my previous article on this controversial proposal, we have seen that certain legal advice reportedly considered by the government has been featured in another newspaper.  If that is the advice the State is relying upon in advancing their Invader’s Bay proposals, we are seeing a large-scale act of intentional…

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LIAT Update

The following was circulated to those who signed the petition by James Lynch, PETITION FROM THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC TO THE OWNERS OF THE CARIBBEAN AIRLINE LIAT. You need to know that LIAT are about to have another huge meltdown. Yes, it’s probably going to happen again, and maybe even worse. All the ATR Pilots trained […]

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Notes From a Native Son: The Time has Come for all True Barbadians to Put Country Before Party

Introduction: After a few days in Barbados, mostly resting, but spending time with friends and acquaintances alike, I have returned with a feeling of deep sadness for a nation for which I have a very deep affection. But, we have a situation in which the national political discourse has been reduced to a leading minister […]

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Too Little Too LATE – Is it a Generalized Collapse of CAPITALISM?

Submitted by Pachamama For years we have been the canary in the coal mine for misguided Caribbean elites as we shouted to the top of our voices our central refrain that capitalism has failed and that that failure presented Caribbean peoples with equally great opportunities to play a larger role in the world as we […]

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Small Island Satellites on the BRINK

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel We knew all along that UNSUSTAINABLE small island satellites would be eventually jettisoned by the Mother Slave Ship. That is why some fought for a Caribbean federation, and now today some point to the Garvey vision of GLOBAL AFRICANS UNITING ON THE PRINCIPLE OF SELF SUFFICIENCY. Many abandoned the Garvey idea […]

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Sandals Almond Chronology II

Submitted by Due Diligence In July 2012 ARI/N&M sold Almond Beach Club, to Fairweather Holding Co., which operates Elite Island Resorts  for $33 million, the proceeds of which was used to pay down bank debt that had been incurred to keep ARI afloat. It is not clear who owns/controls Fairweather/Elite, January 4, 2013, the Jamaica […]

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Transport Board Needs to Get its Act Together

Submitted by Nopolean Bonaparte Have you tried catching a Transport Board bus lately? It is bare horrors. Should you be so unlucky as to have to rely on one of these buses as a means of getting to and fro, you would understand what commuters are experiencing daily. These buses are never on time whether […]

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Taking Trinidad’s Political Temperature

Submitted by Mark T Jones – London-based writer and commentator on International Affairs Those who routinely dismiss politics as boring have evidently never experienced elections in Trinidad & Tobago. With a key bi-election on 4th November 2013 things look certain to become hot, hot, hot. St Joseph takes considerable pride in the fact that as […]

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