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Whites Are Not Above Criticism

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group The Mahogany Coconut Group stands firmly in support of historian Trevor Marshall’s views on the role of white Barbadians in the politics of their country. We also publicly declare that Marshall has never promoted racism but has spent almost four decades in highlighting social and […]

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Regal Farms to Establish a Fish Farm in Barbados

The Principals of Regal Farms, a start up company, who proposes to establish a fish farm in Barbados has provided the following information about the project and themselves. PROJECT BACKGROUND Regal Farms LLC, was established in September of 2012, with initial capitalization provided by the founders. The company proposes to establish a commercial scale, close-containment, […]

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A Failed Presidency, the Palestinian Issue and the Rise of a Pernicious ‘Inverted Totalitarianism’

Submitted by Pachamama Three out of four of the last presidents of the United States (POTUS) have launched last ditched ‘efforts’ in the dawning years of their tenures in faux attempts to ‘make peace between the Zionist regime and the Palestinians’. Barak Hussain Obama sensing his apogee moment has passed, that the people of the […]

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RBC Employees in the Bahamas Fear Job Losses,,,Next?

BU has been asked to highlight the fact that RBC has started to retrench workers in Bahamas. Ever since RBC acquired the assets of RBTT in 2007 interested observers have been waiting for the hammer to drop on staff as a result. When two business entities come together there is always an inevitable result. The […]

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These Fields and Hills (HOW ARE THESE THINGS EXPLAINED?)

BU family member Raz Jahaziel has asked BU to highlight this story. Mon, August 05, 2013 – 12:08 AM AS ANTOINETTE PILGRIM tried to salvage some of the pieces of her home at Eversley Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, she vowed never to vote for her parliamentary representative Freundel Stuart ever again. “He can’t get my vote,” […]

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A Beleaguered Tourism Sector

From an entirely tourism perspective, what can the Minister of Finance do next week to help kick start a beleaguered sector that has been systematically smashed to the ground with unbudgeted massive increases in operational costs, while attempting to survive in a dwindling market? It is a very big question and clearly for a Government […]

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HIV Infections Dip, Syphilis Contractions Spike – the Irony!

Submitted by Charles Knighton Having harboured a long-standing belief that the time, effort and costs associated with government and/or NGO supported education programs designed to modify negative or dangerous human behaviour mainly serves as a means of employment for the various program facilitators, it was heartening to learn, beginning two or three years ago, that […]

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Is Crop Over … Over? Are we Beating a Dead Horse?

Submitted by Pachamama More than 30 years ago Barbados sought to resurrect what we called Crop Over. It was argued then that such a festival would be good for tourism, the promotion of local cultural expressions, an aid for young people to learn local culture etc. These are all worthy, but limiting, aspirations. However, the […]

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The Right to be Gay

BU continues to monitor the battle by same-sex couples to be married in the Church.  A recent report out of the UK indicates the first legal challenge to the Church of England’s (C&E) ban on same-sex marriage was filed on 2 August 2013. When the issue of same-sex marriage is distilled the real issues which […]

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Can The Economy Really Meet Demands

Submitted by Looking Glass The comments of some of those ‘experts’ positioned to know leaves one to wonder just how much they really know and understand about our history and the economy. It leaves one to wonder if their comments were designed to support the government. According to the Central Bank Governor “the economy is […]

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The Mirror of Life

Submitted by Charles Knighton The Advocate’s editorial of August 2, Barbadians among world’s fattest raises an intriguing possibility. Is the purported rise in sea level threatening Barbados the result of global warming, or is it just possible Barbados is sinking under its own weight? On the Editor’s Page of the same issue, Mr. Nigel Wallace’s […]

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Movement on the Clearwater Bay (Four Seasons) Project

It is good to read about government’s effort to wrestle the Four Seasons beast to the ground – finally. It maybe tactical to have placed the tender in this weekend’s press which is sure to go unnoticed by many Barbadians who are gearing up to party in the last lap for Crop Over 2013. All […]

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Notes From a Native Son: Injecting Lifeblood Back in to the City

Introduction: As minister of finance Chris Sinckler gathers his thoughts for his August 13 Budget, he must realise that this will be the hour of decision, that not only the medium and long-term future of the island will bear heavily on the decisions he makes, but his very future may depend on the package of […]

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SALT, How Much is Too Little?

Submitted by Charles Knighton “A few years ago, the National Commission for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases created a strategic plan to combat CNCDs in this country. Their initial focus was on this country’s salt intake and how to reduce it…” Janelle Riley-Thornhill, “Towards a healthy nation” July 31 Advocate Except for the youngest amongst us, I […]

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A Cricket Match from Down Under

Submitted by Pachamama Tom: hurry up and let we spin the toss, man! Dipper: alright, but since we recruited Thomo you set a world record down hey for the number of declarations in one-dayers Tom: you mean I got the record up dey and down hey too! Dipper: yuh aint win one since, you is […]

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Baird’s Village Aquaponic System: Finding a Balance

Submitted by Ready Done Finding a balance in life is one of the best feelings one can have, bills paid, meat in the fridge, veggies in the Aquaponic system. At this point in life, the air smells better and the grass is greener, no stress, life as mother nature intended it. To maintain that state […]

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