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Notes From a Native Son: Barbados is Facing the Hour of Decision

Introduction: As we recover from the exuberance of the seasonal celebrations, we still have to face the reality of tough decisions as a nation. There is no hiding place, it is as Frank Sinatra said, the end is near and we are facing the final curtain. So far, predictably, neither our political leaders nor policymakers […]

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The Military Invasion of Mecca

Submitted by Pachamama …For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile … (William Shakespeare) As part of the spoils of war and since the end of World War Two, the Saudis of Arabia have come under the military umbrella of a currently declining American Empire. […]

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An Urgent Call for Caribbean Unity

Suggested reading by Ras Jahaziel URGENT CALL FOR PATRI­OTS AND STATES­MEN (David Commissiong – Parts I, II, III) In this era of cri­sis, when vir­tu­ally every sin­gle Caribbean coun­try seems des­tined to end up in the clutches of the dreaded Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund, it would do well for the peo­ple and nations of the Caribbean […]

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Fool, It Is Not the Undervalued and Exploited Worker to Sacrifice Again: Seek the Political and Capitalist Classes

I begin by wishing all Barbadians and the Caribbean family, a hearty and improved 2014. I write hopeful that the political and civic leaders would be resolute in creating growth opportunities and access to decent work. Starting with those two societal expectations the possibility exists that the government may bring an end to the socioeconomic […]

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A DLP’s Work of Art – Barbados Becoming a Failed Society

Unless Barbadians ‘force change’ soon and put this county on a different path, by April 2014, Barbados is not going to be a pretty or pleasant place to be! Tourists are already staying-away and capital is running! What sense will it make having “new fancy looking money” that nobody in the Caribbean wants to see […]

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Top Gear is Coming to Barbados

After a dismal 2013 from a land based tourism perspective, certainly up until the end of November, it was refreshing to get some good news to end the year. After many early media releases in July, it was finally confirmed this month by the Barbados Tourism Authority that the Top Gear Festival, will make its […]

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Climate Change and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia

Submitted by Pachamama The recent devastating and unusual weather in the Eastern Caribbean represents the latest manifestations of the effects of human induced climatic disruptions that will only get worse. It should be fairly clear by now that these new normal weather events, in scale and scope, are equal opportunity harbingers of dangers which will […]

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‘Lady’ Mary-Anne Williams is it really you?

Submitted by the Owner Hooliganism, Bullying, Intimidation, Moral Decay All of the above, in my opinion aptly describe an experience I had recently. I remember in my youth and even to this day hearing persons muse about the fact that Barbadians are a docile people. One of the favourite things we like to say in […]

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Lessons to Guide Another Dichotomous DLP Cabinet: Save Barbados Now!

At the 2007 Annual Delegate’s Conference of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), the then Leader of the Opposition, David Thompson, began his featured speech by invoking a few disclaimers. It was revealed that there were groups within civil society actively speaking out against several perceived ills. Freedom of expression prevailed in Barbados under the political […]

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AUDIO: Heritage Radio Interview: Public Procurement, etc. – 04 December 2013

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
JCC President Afra Raymond interviewed on Heritage Radio 101.7FM by Hans Hanoomansingh to discuss JCC matters such as Public Procurement, Invader’s Bay and G2G Arrangements. 04 December 2013. Audio courtesy Heritage Radio 101.7 FM Programme Date: Wednesday, 04 December 2013 Programme Length: 1:23:27 [audio http://afraraymond.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/part1.mp3%5D

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An Urgent Call for Caribbean STATESMEN and PATRIOTS

The following is the foreword to an article authored by David Commissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement by RAS JAHAZIEL It is time for us to admit that up to this day, the wind in our sails as a Caribbean peo­ple has been the wind that drove the slave-​ships to these shores, and the com­pass that […]

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Senator Henry Fraser: Healthcare Slide at the QEH

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is in the news again. Professor Emeritus Henry Fraser made the announcement this Christmas week that the crisis at the QEH requires Minister of Health (MoH) John Boyce to meet with Minister Chris Sinckler as a matter of urgency. Of course this is the same MoH who boldly stated during […]

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Seasons’s Greetings

Dear BU family, Commenters all BU apologizes for the disruption caused to our readers and contributors over the last 48 hours. Site traffic drops below average during the holiday period and the BU household belatedly grabbed the opportunity to transfer the blog (BU) from bajan.wordpress.com to barbadosunderground.wordpress.com.  Due to the large size of our blog […]

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Tourist Predictions Not Hitting the Mark

If there was a single phrase to describe this winter tourism season, I think it may be great expectations. Despite all the wild speculation which included ‘this November has been one of the best Barbados had seen in a while’ being made by tourism officials, the month in fact ended by recording the lowest long […]

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Symmonds Comment Shows Gross Disrespect to Muslims

Submitted by Douglas Dear David please permit me some space on your site to make a few comments with regard to something that I feel strongly about. I recently listened to the debate about the funding of the QEH and I heard the Minister of Health announced the arrival very shortly of new ambulances coming […]

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Barbados Community College Conversation Continued…

Please find attached an image of partial course outline for Government and Politics 100 [allegedly] issued by Walthrust-Jones to Government & Politics students.  I emphasize this is not part of the official outline but is attached by WJ as though it IS part of the outline. Please observe the two notes I have made (1 […]

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Cedric Murrell Describes Sending Home 3,000 Public Workers as UNFORTUNATE

Submitted by Anthony Davis “The position which will see 3000 public servants placed on the breadline between January 15 and March 15, 2014, is “unfortunate”, and clearly . . . a situation where Government had no other choice. This is the position being held by the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados […]

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Workers Misrepresentation, Who Benefits?

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
Caswell Franklyn, Head of Unity Workers Union Recently the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Dale Marshall, accused the National Union of Public Workers of playing politics. That caused me to reflect on the state of trade union representation in this country and wonder if the accusation was true for other…

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