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Political Scientist Eric X. Li Exposes a Tale of two Political Systems

It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation. A […]

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Integrity threat from the Appeal Court

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.com:
On 27th June the Appeal Court ruled that – TSTT is not a State Enterprise. The members of its Board are not subject to the Integrity Provisions. It is only the members of the Boards of those Statutory Bodies which exercise public functions that are subject to the jurisdiction of…

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Do You Care About Your Environment? Complete the Survey!

Submitted by Kammie Holder (FCT) The Future Centre Trust (FCT) is currently conducting a survey to measure the public’s perception concerning important environmental issues. Barbadians living on the rock are encouraged to participate. Follow the link to complete the questionnaire which should take less than 2 minutes. Link to survey

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Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s General Election Declaration

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Notes From a Native Son: The Notting Hill Carnival Remains a Yardstick of Caribbean Progress in the UK

Introduction: This year’s world famous Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest and most successful popular cultural event introduced to Britain by its Empire Windrush generation, the 49th, was historic for a number of sociological and political reasons. First, it visually marked a passing of the baton, from traditional mas players to a younger, more raucous generation […]

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CBC News Staff Worried About Michelle Arthur Becoming Director of News

Submitted by CBC Staffer There could be a strike or some kind of protest at CBC soon. Staff of the news and current affairs department are waiting to see who the board is going to appoint to head the department. Arnon Dyal has  been acting as director of news since Reudon Eversley resigned this year […]

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Obama – The Case for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

Submitted by Pachamama The failure of Saudi intelligence chief, Bandar Bush, to convince President Putin to withdraw political and other support from Syria in a visit to Moscow over two weeks ago was the trigger for the Western-backed false flag operation that may have led to the deaths of over 1400 Syrians in eastern Damascus. […]

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Some Barbados Postal Services Maybe an Option for Privatization

The news breaking today that 40 temporary workers will be sent home from the Barbados Post Office as a result of the recent budget cuts is beginning to paint a reality which BU family members have espoused for a few years.  It is unfortunate that there has to be uncertainty around how decisions are being […]

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Barbados Government Begged Facebook to REVEAL Three Users

Submitted by St.George’s Dragon According to an article in the Jamaica Observer, the Barbados Government is the only one in the Caribbean to have asked Facebook for information on its Bajan users. Apparently the Government has made three requests for information in the last six months. It’s not a high number of requests but why […]

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Prime Minister Fruendel's Stuart's General Election Declaration

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The Christian Way: A Time for Posterity, a Time to Share

Submitted by Charles Knighton “Durant pleaded with individuals to reach out to those in need, and to those who are vulnerable and/or elderly. He said that outreach is an act of mercy, compassion, love and care and that Barbadians need to return this nation to the village way.” “Give; be your brother’s keeper” Aug. 27 […]

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Will a Western Led Coalition Attack Syria: What Will be the Likely Consequences?

Submitted by Yardbroom It would appear that the United States of America will lead a coalition, which will attack Syria because of allegations that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people.  US Secretary of State John Kerry in an emotional speech has said it is undeniable that there was large scale indiscriminate use of […]

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UWI, Tertiary Education Cost and the Budget

Submitted by Fair Play Sir Frank Alleyne’s interview on the People’s Business last night was spot-on. As usual, he was cogent, rational, reasonable and, of course, very ‘frank’, no pun intended. All the while, trying not to be overly critical of the administration at Cave Hill, but tacitly showing up its unreasonableness and excessive spending, […]

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Prime Minister Urges Financial Institutions to Lend Money to the Hospitality Sector

Submitted by Due Diligence Thanks David for the link to the PM’s testimonial for Ocean Two at  http://bajan.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/untitled1.mp3. Not being familiar with the Ocean Two property, I checked it out at TripAdvisor which confirms the PMs glowing report. It is great to read. It is a bit confusing why the PM would single out one […]

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Barbados Government Reduces VAT On Hotel Accommodation

Credit where credit is due. I commend the Government for lowering the rate of VAT on ‘hotel accommodation’ and especially extending the same 7.5 per cent to the Direct Tourism Services. This should relate to meaningful savings for our visitors and even, to a lesser degree, help encourage domestic tourism. From the various social media sites, […]

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Sinckler's Honest Election Return

The following is authored by CASWELL FRANKLYN and was submitted as his bi-weekly commitment to the Nation newspaper. BU understands it was NOT published. During his speech to wrap up the debate on the 2013 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals in the House of Assembly, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Chris Sinckler, was quoted […]

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