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Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Submitted by Robert Clarke, Vice President of Peoples Empowerment Party, Clement Payne Movement The lost of Nelson Mandela is a great lost to humanity. Very few people in the history of the world would have been important in changing world opinion. Nelson Mandela was one of those along with Mahatma Ghandi and our beloved Fidel […]

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Notes From a Native Son: A Nation Sailing Without a Compass

Introduction: Once more the government has promised to announce plans for the nation’s great economic escape then on the day of reckoning it all came to nothing. Tuesday was a political and economic blow out. But by now this should not be a surprise. Barbados is a nation living on its collective memory, of time […]

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The Caribbean Must Become the United States of the Caribbean Tourism Style

Caribbean Journal Editor-in-Chief Alexander Britell explores the future of Caribbean tourism with Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, former Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, former Minister of Tourism of the Bahamas and head of the Caribbean Tourism Development Company. The two discuss what’s working in tourism and how wider regional cooperation could grow tourism revenues – Compliments […]

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Barbados Is Being Caused To Waste-Time But Must Not Be Allowed To Sink With The DLP

Having caused the economy to “shrink” and Barbados to be downgraded to “JUNK” it should not matter what the DLP now says it will do, especially when none of its policies before, worked and given that consumers and other credible people and institutions – no longer have confidence in it. The DLP cannot restore confidence, […]

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Solving National Problems – The Al Barrack Solution

Background to the problem On November 13, 2011, the Nation newspaper published an article captioned “Saga of the Barrack muddle” and written by Bryan Walker. That article stressed the fact that, with interest rates as high as 10% built into the arbitrator’s ruling, pressure was mounting on the Government of Barbados to solve the Al […]

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Time to ARREST Reckless Drivers on Our Roads

Submitted by Posh Hi everyone, I’ve contributed some articles here before, and they have been met with nice civil discussion. I like to shed light on things which might be affecting people but which are not yet topical in the media. Today’s article is all about drivers, our roads, their behaviour and what are we […]

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Domestic Violence and Children in the Caribbean

November 25, 2013, was designated as International Day for the Eradication of Violence against women and girls. Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, exhorted everyone to “Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act.” However, since the 25th, we, in the Caribbean region, have witnessed […]

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Emerging Crime Trend: Freedom of Movement Under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Needs to be Revised

The revelation by the Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith that there appears to be a “cultural factor” which threads recent domestic abuse cases is interesting if not surprising. We have to give credit to the police force that they have a sound basis for reaching the conclusion that the cause behind some recent domestic […]

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MP Gline Clarke Delivers the Gift of Truth

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group “I think the Government needs to be more (in) consensus. I do not think the Government has the answers to the problems of the economy. I am not sure it is on this side either but we have to move together, we have to work […]

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Disrespecting the Disabled

Submitted by Anthony Davis It is simple theft; the stealing of precious space –– parking spots reserved for the handicapped or disabled of our community. And the more we talk about it, the worse it seems to get. Advocates for the disabled –– not least among them the president of the Council For The Disabled, […]

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Need to Maximize Tourism Budget in the US

Frankly I have never understood the seemingly illogical apportionment of the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) annual budget and the ways it has been spent across our principal tourism markets. The United States stands out as a vivid example. In the five years 2003-2007, we welcomed 654,281 American long stay visitors. For the same duration 2008-2012, […]

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A Message to Judges, Deliver Timely Decisions or We Withhold Your Pay

When mention is made of layoffs in the public sector no thought is ever given to extending the treatment to our referred Judges. BU has been relentless in the effort to expose the inefficiency of the Judiciary – see Tales from the Courts. Chief Justice Marston Gibson of whom much was expected has resigned himself […]

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Christmas Will Not Be Merry for Public Servants About to be Sent Home

Imagine! The house engulfed in flames, but the DLP assures: “don’t worry, we have the key to the front door!” The Government is now making the wild allegation that its ability to access a US$225M bridging loan in these tough economic times, is an indication that Barbados can still borrow on the International markets at […]

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Rihanna, We do NOT Want Our Daughter to be Like YOU

We have had a couple of interesting news items in recent days which served to piqued the curiosity of members of the BU household. Sir Hilary Beckles is of the view Barbados must capitalize on the success of Rihanna and her one billion dollar enterprise. To support his view he referred to Jamaica having built […]

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