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George Payne v Edmund Hinkson: Barbados Labour Party Battling Demons

  Barbados Underground (BU) welcomes the Barbados Today report about the George Payne v Edmund Hinkson: Storm Clouds Hovering Over MAM court matter even though it has come several days after we posted. The fact that Roy Morris (Chief Editor) and shareholders in the Barbados Today have chosen to expose one side; that of the […]

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Capitalism’s Last Gasp!

The protracted global economic performance continues to erode the economic gains made by developing countries in the last 25 years. It is evident the capitalist system which has fuelled greed and consumption behaviour worldwide has create an insatiable monster. The current state of play in the world economy continues to confound our best and brightest. […]

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Notes From a Native Son: Managing in Good Times, Leading in Bad Times

Introduction: Most modern corporations and efficient public bodies provide management training for staff, both to help them do their current roles well and as preparation for promotion. It is what is expected of staff, and most importantly, of clients, that the people looking after their interests have the competence and skills to do so efficiently. […]

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Canadian Government Continues to Hunt for Tax-Avoiders

Submitted by Not Taken Yet another interesting (scary for Barbados) article – Cameco’s $800-million tax battle. I have been sending these recent articles  as a public service so the Minister of Finance (MOF) and Governor of the Central Bank have a heads up on the attack on Canadian tax evaders/avoiders that is undoubtedly about to […]

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Workers at Ministry of the Environment Have to Make Noise to be Paid

It should concern all Barbadians that workers at the Drainage Unit, a government department, have had to remonstrate against their employer regarding late payment of salary. One may reasonably expect that there will be computer glitches or other unforeseen administrative foul up occasionally.  In this case the problem appears to be NO MONEY available to […]

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Your Garden Without Chemical Fertilizers

Submitted by Readydone Most people cannot believe how easy it is to grow plants without Miracle Grow or any other type of chemical fertilizer. Once you get your soil alive the micro-herd in the soil keeps plants growing very healthy. The actually types and numbers of bacteria are of little concern to the home grower. […]

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The O.R.Tambo Award and Forbes Burnham

As a people, we have a choice to make. And to this end the GTUC will be dispatching messages to the South Africa government and the trade union community, reminding them of the workers’ commitment and contributions to the apartheid struggle, making known our support for the O.R.Tambo award to Forbes Burnham, and expressing our […]

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Doctors at St Philip Geriatric Hospital and QEH Bungle Diagnosis and a Son is Left to Mourn the Death of His Father

Submitted by David Weekes This is a very emotional issue for me so I will try to keep focused while making this submission. Three months ago my father, the late Samuel Weekes sustained and injury while he was at the St Philip Geriatric Hospital. Daddy was injured on the 11th of January 2013 and sustained […]

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Central Bank of Barbados: Political Tool or Facilitator of Economic Development?

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group We are not a bit surprised that former Governor of the Central Bank, Sir Courtney Blackman is blaming both the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party for the current financial woes. We are also not surprised, that the current Governor, Dr. DeLisle Worrell, […]

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Government Needs to Protect Small Businesses

Perhaps more than many, I can empathise with individuals who have recently seen their business either fail or brought dangerously close to insolvency. In 47 years it has happened to me twice and in both cases, they were largely external forces which caused near personal financial catastrophe. Of course, it is easy to attribute the […]

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Pedro Caddle, Maximum Sentencing Please!

BU’s Note: Local media has reported that Pedro Caddle has turned himself over to authorities in the company of his Attorney at law on Friday 30, 2013. Given the nature of this matter BU withholds the name of the person who submitted this writing two days ago which was not picked up by BU. One […]

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Put Up and Shut Up!

Submitted by Napolean Bonaparte Listening to the call in programs nowadays, one oft can hear much bickering about fraught economic policies and the resulting businesses closures and even homes going up for sale. In one instance, one caller has gone as far as to suggest, that the landlords need to lower their rents and adopt […]

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Former Prime Minister David Thompson (l) Former Chairman CLICO Holdings B'dos Ltd rumoured to be local partners in Cost-U-Less

Who Are the Local Partners in Cost-U-Less?

We do not charge membership fees and believe we can offer low prices to Barbados shoppers, just as we have in our most recent store opening in the Cayman Islands, which was also a partnership with local business people NorthWest Company trading as Cost-U-Less July 2008 It has been almost five years from the time […]

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George Payne v Edmund Hinkson: Storm Clouds Hovering Over MAM

News broke this week that Barbados Labour Party (BLP) member of parliament George Payne has filed a defamation action against fellow BLP member of parliament Edmund Hinkson. To say that the action is mind boggling is an understatement. BU continues to try all effort to procure the court filing.

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Does Barbados Aspire to Become the Warehouse and Whorehouse of Unskilled Labour in the Caribbean?

This week in the news we learned that a Canadian woman will have to remove her Niqab in order to testify against her attackers. This is a case which has occupied the attention of the Courts for five years – read Niqab ban in sexual assault trial causes controversy. Also in the news this week, […]

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Notes From a Native Son: How Sir Roy, Out of Step with his Times, is Damaging the Nation

Introduction: Once again the nation has been treated to a childish outburst from Sir Roy Trotman, the grandfather of Barbadian trade unionism, over an issue that is as relevant to a nation up to its neck in economic problems as it is for a shopper forced to join the back of the queue. We all […]

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Nurturing Your Backyard Garden

Submitted by Readydone At Baird’s village farms we use the most sustainable resources available. A main staple in our plant maintenance program is extracted from Mimosa seed enzymes and to a lesser extent coconut extracts. These are the equivalent of vitamins for your plants when applied at each stage of life and can’t be overdosed; […]

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Marcus Garvey Speaks!

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel

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