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Barbados is for Barbadians FIRST

When the government (National Insurance Scheme) sold a significant chunk of its shareholding in Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) BU disagreed. When Barbados National Bank (BNB) was sold to Republic Bank we disagreed. When Barbados Shipping & Trading (BS&T) was sold for 30 pieces of silver by the White elite seeking to secure their golden […]

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The WICB(C) Conspires Against Our International Players, Again!

Submitted by Pachamama We have argued in the past that the West Indies Cricket Board (of Control) WICB(C) is a slave plantation. An institution where the house niggers on the Board constantly  ‘conspire’ to end the hard won rights of our international players. Their aim, under every guise, is to reverse the benefits to international […]

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Barbados Water Authority, a KEY State Entity

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Minister David Estwick Losing Credibilty, FAST

Watch from 7 minutes on the video.

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Royal Pavilion Sale: The Benefits

While not seeing it reported in our local press up to the time this column was submitted, I noticed a recent media release announcing the sale of Fairmont Royal Pavilion by its owners Quebec based Ivanhoe Cambridge, the global real estate company with a quoted property portfolio value of Cdn$40 billion across 20 countries. Ivanhoe […]

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CARICOM, Barbados and Me

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
The following was posted by David Weekes to the Shanique Myrie Goes to Court blog. Caribbean Leaders signed treaty in Chaguaramas on July 4th 1973 – CDA Could anyone please explain this to me since I am slow of mind. Ms. Shanique Myrie, citizen of Jamaica, and CARICOM denizen, while…

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Grazettes Saga, ANOTHER

Submitted by Anthony Davis “As education officials put systems in place to hold classes at the Grazettes Primary School at an alternative location next Monday, the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is still waiting for some answers…”President Pedro Shepherd told ‘Barbados Today’ there are still questions about what chemicals were used in the fogging exercise […]

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Remembering What Politicians Do

Are we not a little ticked off at the lack of respect elected politicians and others have for us, the electorate? Why do many of us allow political partisanship to influence good reason and in the process give politicians especially a free pass. BU recalls when the Eager 11 story broke a few government members […]

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EBOLA Virus Enters the White Man’s World #2

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
Relevant Links: Experts: Ebola Vaccine At Least 50 White People Away What is Ebola

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Gender Justice as a Catalyst for Youth Development

Friday, October 03, 2014. Kingston. Jamaica On September 30th, 2014, the Caribbean region celebrated Caribbean Youth Day. The theme “Embracing Technology to promote innovative and sustainably conscious” presented a forum by which youth across the region were able to voice their concerns on a number of issues that affect their daily lives. Some of their […]

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Is Bridgetown Still a World Heritage Site?

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Latin America Monitor: Barbados Rated 10 out of 21 Caribbean Countries

Risk Summary – Barbados – NOV 2014 Caribbean October 2014 / Barbados / Political Risk POLITICAL RISK – Falling Unemployment Indicates Upside For Rating Barbados’ Short-Term Political Risk Rating (STPRR) held steady at 68.8 this month, placing the country 14 th out of 21 countries in the Caribbean. Barbados’ lowest score in the STPRR comes […]

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Call for Immediate Forensic Audit into the Operations of GEMS

The news that the bagman has been arrested on 67 counts of fraud is big news in Barbados. In BU’s opinion it ranks in the top three memorable moments since our Independence because of his high profile status given his connection to high profile politicians. Time will tell if our competent legal system will work […]

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Senior Citizens Affected by National Insurance Glitch and LATE Tax Returns a Possibility

The National Insurance Office wishes to advise customers that a hardware malfunction has severely affected its computer network. As a result, the delivery of all benefits including pensions will be delayed. The NIS technical team has been working consistently to rectify the matter but it is anticipated that it will take about three weeks to […]

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Paul Bynoe (B’s Recycling) Story

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Understanding Aquaponics and Growing Food

Submitted by Damien Hinkson My first true commercial farm upgrade to aquaponics (AP) is complete, the first of many more as the commercial farmers are rushing to exploit the labor saving qualities of AP. This type of farming comfortably puts you in the .3 to .7 worker per acre range, amazingly, with no additional labour […]

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A New Start for Tourism

When you are working with miniscule marketing budgets, securing sponsorship is absolutely critical to the overall success of most promotions. The secret is to ensure that any sponsor ‘investing’ in a bigger picture project achieves a cost effective return. That cannot be done without a careful evaluation of potential linkages and mutual benefits. Quoting from […]

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The Failed Entrepreneurial State

BU listened with interest to the Governor of the ECCB Sir Dwight Venner as he delivered the annual Leo Leacock Memorial Lecture during Small Business Week 2014 (SBA) which ran from September 21 to September 27. Of interest also:  the week  culminated with  an Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Hilton with our friendly neighbourhood […]

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