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A Flawed Governance Setup

George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”. There was a time not too long ago if asked about the possibility of high gun and drug related crime and corruption occurring in private and public office in Barbados, most Barbadians would have said not a chance. […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Air Services Agreement Creates Opportunities

Signing an air services agreement between two countries does not of course mean that a new route launch is imminent, but it does set the scene to undertake research and do all the background work to ensure there would be a high probability […]

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Submitted by William Skinner As we approach fifty years of Independence, we are plagued with a number of issues, which to my thinking reveals great failings of both the Democratic Labour Party and the Barbados Labour Party administrations. One of these is the poor management of the public transportation system. […]

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Afra Raymond’s Trinidad and Tobago Post Budget Analysis

Afra Raymond, as JCC president, is interviewed on the ‘The Breakfast Round Table‘ show on Sky 99.5 FM by Eddisson Carr and Jessie May Ventour giving a post-budget analysis from his perspective. 7 October 2015. Audio courtesy Sky 99.5 FM. […]

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Did the Financial Services Commission Perform Due Diligence on Banks Holdings Takeover Bid Deal?

Submitted by Atrue Freeman Mr. Randy Graham, does the Financial Services Commission have the authority to examine a transaction that prompts a takeover bid, given the influence of that transaction on the takeover process? […]

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Cahill Barbados SCAM Continues [TECHNIP]

However, she acknowledged that a number of other companies are involved in the process. Technip [BU’s emphasis] is an international engineering firm that has done extensive work on the project over the span of the past two years and the company has already done a site visit at Vaucluse – cahill energy website […]

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Initially, BU took the view that the Kingsland Estates court matter was not one of national importance, despite the fact that it encompassed over 1% of the total landmass of Barbados. It was, in BU’s judgement, a private, family squabble. […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Strange Interpretations (ii)

BU shares the Jeff Cumberbatch Barbados Advocate column – Senior Lecturer in law at the University of the West Indies since 1983, a Columnist with the Barbados Advocate MUSINGS: Strange interpretations (ii) 10/11/2015 The Second Amendment has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud…[…]

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Christ Church West Going South

There is the popular cliché – you should never let a good crisis go to waste. When leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley was forced to withdraw from running for the Chairmanship of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in 2011, […]

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PSVs Want School Transportation Service Privatized

Submitted by Anthony Davis The operators of public service vehicles (PSVs) have a counter proposal for the Ministry of Transport which is currently mulling over the installation of security technology and the deployment of personnel on school buses to keep students in check […]

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Clock Ticking for Government to Disclose CAHILL ENERGY Barbados Agreements – More Leaks

BU notes the leader of the Opposition has lodged a private members resolution to debate Cahill when Parliament resumes from yet another break. We believe it is in the people’s interest to share whatever […]

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Late Prime Minister’s 2009 Address to the BWA

The following address delivered by the late Prime Minister David Thompson in 2009 merits a repost in the prevailing climate. This week Minister David Estwick assured Barbadians in the North BWA’s tactical response to water woes will be the installation of water tanks. […]

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Reparations for DUMMIES

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel A CONCISE SCHOOLING ON BLACK REPARATIONS FOR DUMMIES and the Negroes that are too blind to see that they are betraying their ancestors and generations yet unborn, by shirking their responsibility to keep the issue of Black slavery constantly before the world’s conscience.[…]

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Cahill Energy Barbados Scam EXPOSED, AGAIN!

Where there is smoke there is bound to be fire. What we have here is a group of elected officials who have betrayed the trust of the people. What the Cahill Scam has exposed also is the inadequacy of our governance system. Unravelling is this government’s equivalent to 3S Barbados SRL. The more things change […]

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The Divine-Dimensionality of God

Submitted by Terence Blackett Are Humans Quantum Mechanical Beings “Created” To Believe We Have Free Will? If So, What Does It Say About Our “Programming”? “He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil” – William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors   The longest journey in human existence is from the head to […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Luxury in the BRAND

If I had to pick out a single word in the entire English language that was most abused when related to the tourism industry without doubt it would be luxury. Over my five decades in the sector as a travel agent, tour director, tour operator and to a lesser extent hotelier […],

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Cahill Energy Scam and Local Connections, EXPOSED!

There is enough evidence (documents) in the public space about Clare Cowan, Cahill Energy and Barbados connections to move the conversation in Barbados to one of accountability. In the documents attached Bizzy’s name is mentioned which explains why Voice of Barbados will not want to offend a major advertiser. […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – When There’s No Alternative

BU shares the Caswell Franklyn Nation newspaper column – he is the General Secretary of Unity Workers Union and BU Contributor. NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: When there’s no alternative Caswell Franklyn, caswellf@hotmail.com […]

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