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Some RBC Employees Feeling the Squeeze

The media across the Caribbean has been highlighting the matter of whether Royal Bank/RBTT employees are being marginalized. According to our source employees are disappointed about the deafening silence of the local media – see Trinidad Express article.  Our source opines that in local banking circles RBC has become a laughing stock, the merger has […]

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Cash Strapped Caribbean Governments Selling Citizenships

Submitted by Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group As the economic crisis lengthens, Caribbean governments strapped for foreign exchange and foreign investments have decided to sell citizenship in order to plug holes within their economies. We have already stated that we are being drawn into a whirlpool of global proportions that may very well, […]

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Governor Dr. Delisle Worrell Issues Plea to ALL Barbadians, LET US PLAY OUR PART!

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Local Tertiary Education

Submitted by Looking Glass We are about the only country in the world where Tertiary Education is free and the cost to the taxpayer is truly excessive not only in terms of finance but in terms of what is taught and how it is taught. This is especially true of the kind of economics we […]

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Stop the Filth, Protect the Vagina

There is a very disturbing trend which is gathering momentum in Barbados. If BU were to follow our sense of where it has its origin, all indicators point to Jamaica. There must be a good reason why the Creator designed a woman’s vagina to be secreted away behind the protective lips of the vulva with […]

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Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy and Parliamentary Secretary Irene Sandiford-Garner Please Drag Barbados Tourism Website into the 21st Century Please!

While our small hotel is currently on the market with the objective of re-opening for the up-coming winter season, I have been looking back 25 years to when we purchased, a then derelict Arawak Inn, and trying to evaluate exactly how much the investment climate has changed. Does it need to be revised to help […]

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Execute Prime Minister!

Execution in it’s simplest sense is to: get things done. Period. But it’s more complex than those 3 words might suggest. It’s about getting the right people in place, building a strategy around the resources available, and finally implementing the strategy, linking the strategy with people. – David Lau It is generally accepted that highly […]

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Our Readers Should Compare These Two Stories

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel

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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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