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Taking a Closer Look at Government’s Decision to Invest in Hotel Plant

When Government completes the acquisition of the former Almond Beach Village and Silver Sands Resort, it will become the single largest hotel owner on Barbados by far. In fact owning more than double the number of rooms than any private sector company does. Hilton (354), Almond Beach Village (ABV) (396), Silver Sands (130), Blue Horizon […]

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Barbados Water Authority Cannot Strike!

The 780 employees currently employed by the BWA represent 8.2 employees per 1,000 services which are high by industry standards and speak to the historic tendency to use this organization as a source of employment. The Late Prime Minister David Thompson delivered this address to BWA employees on 17 June 2009 to explain his expectations […]

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Political Yardfowlism Bajan Gangum Style

Submitted by Pachamama Dipper: Tom boy dem Bajans, specially the party loyalists, still treating we like gods, Tommy boy Tom: You know dey had some people who woulda kill for me Dipper: you aint got to tell me Tom: up to now a few a dem aint think we dead, or that the Dems kill […]

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Barbados Standard & Poor’s Downgrade: Next Steps

Who is BU to challenge the UWI Cave Hill intelligentsia about the implication of the recent downgrade by Standard & Poor’s. It is generally accepted the importance of maintaining an investment grade rating to a country like Barbados which is suffering under the weight of heavy debt servicing. With rapidly declining foreign reserves, our boast […]

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NUPW is NOT Representing Workers

In my experience when Government wants to introduce an unpopular policy, they usually secure the services of some buffoon, who has no official role, to make the announcement. If the reaction is hostile, the Government would then be able to say that it was the opinion of someone who was speaking in their private capacity, […]

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Ministry of Education Must be Professional Executing Role as Final Arbiter

Submitted by The Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group The Mahogany Coconut Group (MCG) is concerned that Barbadian school children, can go to the Ministry of Education and have a legitimate punishment enforced by their school’s principal, overturned by a civil servant! Such a travesty occurred recently, when a group of school children turned […]

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Notes From a Native Son: For Whom the Bell Tolls, If Not for Thee?

Introduction: The natives are getting restless as the dark clouds descend, it is as if there is  an expectation of bad news. While ministers and their advisers, clearly out of their policy-making depths, struggle with a patchwork of policies initiatives, mainly around the exhausted tourism sector, the rest of government and the private sector is […]

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Clergy Behaving Like Politicians

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be […]

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The Most Dangerous WHITE Man is the BLACK One…

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel THE MOST DAN­GER­OUS WHITE MAN IS THE BLACK ONE… because the white mind and its white agenda that oper­ate in his black shell are camouflaged. Read full article

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The Caribbean Helplessly Awaits Cultural Armageddon

Submitted by Pachamama A few weeks ago we had reason to comment on the remarks made by Prime Minister Kenny Anthony of Saint Lucia. Remarks made while addressing a group of people in Barbados. We would have thought that these comments would have had the Caribbean in intellectual turmoil. That Caribbean peoples would have been […]

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CL Financial bailout – Really learning from the past

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
I am responding to the points made by Central Bank Governor, Jwala Rambarran, in his 6 November speech to the T&T Coalition of Service Industries. This speech attempted to both re-affirm the Central Bank’s important role in our economy – …as the country‟s prime financial regulator, the Central Bank has…

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Choose Bajans: Urgent Fresh Elections or an IMF/DLP Programme of Austerity and Suffering Even Worse Than 1991?

The downgrade by Standard and Poors is proof that, you can hijack the truth – even hold it hostage for a short time (as it is now crystal clear the DLP did before the February 2013 general elections) but “truth” will always escape and expose you, as the DLP is now finding out. Before the […]

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Numbers Don’t Lie. People do!

We apologize to Walter Blackman for picking up his submission several days late – David His silver hairs will purchase us a good opinion, and buy men’s voices to commend our deeds. William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar I make reference to a Nation News article dated November 4, 2013, entitled “Numbers don’t lie” and written by […]

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Did Johnson Kill Kennedy?

Submitted by Pachamama “For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” – JFK Everybody seems to remember a gloomy day on November 22nd 1963 when a volley of […]

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Complaint Letter To LIAT Airline

Submitted by Corey and Karen Burns It is with great disappointment that I have to express my disapproval with Liat and how Liat conducts business. Most other airlines I have travelled on would simply wish to take me from A to B quickly as possible. I find it preposterous that Liat can just change a […]

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Donville Inniss Says UWI Tuition Fees Must Stay

Submitted by Anthony Davis “The Freundel Stuart administration says it is sticking to its guns to make Barbadian students at the University of the West Indies start pulling their pockets for tuition fees from next year even though welcoming a new private sector fund to bail out those who cannot afford to pay…The firm position […]

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