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Putin – The Theory of the Big Lie

Submitted by Pachamama Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it – Lysander Spooner In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act  – George Orwell If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth – Joseph Goebbels All warfare is based on […]

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BWU Wants Moore

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group The Mahogany Coconut Group welcomes the new General Secretary of the powerful Barbados Workers Union (BWU), Comrade Toni Moore. She is the first woman to head what is probably one of the best organized workers unions throughout the Caribbean. It is a tribute to the […]

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New Dawn Beckons for Tourism

Later this week, for three days, one of the most important travel trade events takes place called Connect 2014. It is estimated that around 97 tour operators representing 74 companies from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Continental Europe and the Caribbean will attend. Courting crucial business and hoping to positively influence choices […]

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State of the Barbados Economy

It is obvious the many prognostications on the rebound of the local economy from government, Governor Delisle Worrell and a few vocal local practitioners have reached a point where there is little credibility with the public. The cancelation of post economic review media briefings by the Central Bank of Barbados has been interpreted in many […]

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Chris McHale Case No. 1489 of 2012 – First Caribbean International Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers

Chris Mchale is the one everybody loves to hate. He has been embroiled in controversy of one kind or the other in the last 20 years. One endearing quality (BU’s view) no one can deny is his willingness to take on all-comers. The latest two, PwC and FCIB in a decision handed down by Justice […]

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Black People Live ‘RACE’ Every Day in America

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Lisa Marshall – Retrenched Worker from the Transport Board

Submitted by Douglas When for the sake of using airtime on Voice of Barbados (VOB) they host the ilk of LISA MARSHALL they ought to do the listening public the favour of letting them know that the mission of the station is one of political mischief, they have long loss the art of being subtle […]

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Kerri Symmonds the Lawmaker and Lawbreaker

Submitted by Douglas It is becoming clearer with each passing day what the people rejected in 2008 and why they further rejected them in 2013, the Barbadian voters are not idiots, they knew then that Arthur and Mottley could not last, they also knew that Mottley and Maria Agard could not last, they knew then […]

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Examining Sandals Benefits

Submitted by Due Diligence In the August 23, 2014, edition of Barbados Today there was an article titled It’s the Mix. In the article, Gordon Butch Stewart, extols the benefits that local restaurants. bars and other businesses will receive from the guests of Sandals Barbados. “I want people to come here and get more than […]

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Child Begging

The rights of children are often under-evaluated. It has been known that children under the age of 18 years often forced to work to provide for their families. Many of these children died as the result of the harsh environments that their tender and under-nourished bodies endured. As a result, developing nations have designed specific […]

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Beautiful Barbados

Three items in the news this week have resonated in the BU household. The revelation that a road in Christ Church has been suspended for eight months because the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has been unable to procure a 6 inch pipe to complete their part of the work. The second, several Sanitation Service Authority […]

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Sandals Concessions Too Late to Make a Difference to Tourism Industry!

Even if the repeatedly broken promises confirming that all registered hotels will qualify for the same concessions given to Sandals last year came into practical effect this week, it is now far too late for the vast majority of properties to make any meaningful use of them this year, at least in terms of major […]

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FDI the Intoxicant of Caribbean Politicians

Some interesting developments have been unfolding in the Caribbean in recent years and have increasingly gained public attention of late. Those of us who have an interest in the politics of the region observed the ‘clash’ that occurred in the parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis last week between Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas and […]

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Sports and Games

The decision to send a team to participate in the 2014 Commonwealth Games comprised of 104 athletes and officials has stuck in the BU throat like a fish bone. Barbados was represented in Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling Road, Cycling Track, Judo, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Triathlon. Compared to Bahamas which sent […]

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LIME Disappointing

Supported Anton Brathwaite My father’s LIME telephone has been out of order for the past 36 hours due to a technical fault at LIME. All telephones carried on fibre optic were out of order when the fault first started but some have been restored. I called at 10 pm Barbados time on Wednesday to report […]

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James Foley – The New ISIS ‘Threat’ – The Boy That Cried Wolf

Submitted by Pachamama The beheading of ‘intrepid’ American journalist James Foley has brought a ‘Columbus’ reaction from the media presstitutes and an irreligious indignation from their misguided political overlords in Washington, London and Paris as they seek to protect their corporate masters. All of a sudden this barbaric atrocity is to be condemned hourly within […]

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Gun Violence on the Rise

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group There was a time in the not too distant past, when the dreaded drive by shootings was standard occurrences in the inner cities of America. Black sociologists and criminologists described drives by and other violent crime involving blacks as: Black on Black crime. The graveyards […]

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Jeff Broomes Drags Parkinson Secondary School into the Public Eye

The Alexandra Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Justice Frederick Waterman was established by the Prime Minister as a means to resolve the long running conflict between former principal Jeff Broomes and the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU). The Ministry of Education at the conclusion of the Inquiry transferred 18 teachers AND Jeff Broomes who […]

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