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L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)

The Birth of Cahill Energy

The Greenland Landfill project will forever taint the legacy of the Barbados Labour Party and the period the Owen Arthur administration governed Barbados from 1994 to 2008. There is the oft saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” The Cahill Energy project, with all its warts, will be known as […]

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A shot of the crowd in attendance at the DLP meeting at Bay Street

Reflections of the Silly Season

My mother loved the silly season, the entire length and breath of Barbados changed at that time, the very air that we breathed seemed different. Elections were in the air. Everyone became very politically conscious and they took sides. You were either a Bee or a Dem, there was no place for an in between. […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

What to Celebrate. Not Even the Basics

Submitted by Beresford We don’t even get a tanker when it off. It real ridiculous, it horrible. One resident on water woes. Only Sunday gone, they almost had a big fight down there because the lady with five children hadn’t washed clothes in months. One of the other neighbours was upset because she was washing […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Labour Parties Vs. Workers

With two labour parties alternating to form the government for over 60 years, Barbados should be a model, in terms of workers’ rights, for the rest of the world to follow. […]

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One Party State

Submitted by William Skinner Those who are not blinded by party loyalty to either the Democratic Labour Party or the Barbados Labour Party would have noticed some rather fancy political foot work, […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Why Political Parties Exist

BU shares the Caswell Franklyn Nation newspaper column – he is the General Secretary of Unity Workers Union and BU Contributor. Recent developments in this country have convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column–The Agard Affair

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: The Agard Affair 11/29/2015 By Jeff Cumberbatch […]

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Maria Agard Denied the Right to Natural Justice

The following was extracted  from the Facebook page of Christ Church West (BLP), posted by Lynette Eastmond, one of the lawyers representing Maria Agard in the unprecedented matter of a sitting MP expelled […]

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The BLP Purge: Maria Agard Appears to be Undaunted

The government and DLP supporters are pleased for the distraction the Maria Agard disagreement with her political party offers. […]

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3 Reasons to go Back to the Polls

Submitted by Heather Cole (The Barbados Lobby) It may be a sign of the times because three major occurrences can be resolved swiftly by the electorate of Barbados. […]

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Killing Hope, Middle Class

Submitted by Beresford In dire times, while the society rallies in national survival mode, driven by personal crises, there is always that element that crassly exploits the desperate times for solely their own good. As Barbados struggles and becomes daily weighed down under the onslaught […]

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Citizens Accused of Aiding and Abetting

Submitted by William Skinner I am among those who have long given up on the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party. I have concluded that they have done equally badly and equally well. Try as I may, it is almost impossible to discern any significant difference between the two. A classic case of […]

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#BoldIdeasNeeded

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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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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Daily Grind Under Dems

Submitted by Beresford The warnings of the institutional breakdown, social dislocation and impact at a very personal level of the DLP disastrous economic failures are becoming more vivid and citizens more frustrated and desperate. Further, the laziness of thought and lack of action that is the standard […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Mia…Just Not Ready

Submitted by Douglas “The challenge is, as represented in the Peter Wickham poll, that Ms Mottley . . . faces a problem of being accepted by the society at large and faces a problem of being accepted by a cross-section of the BLP,” Arthur told the media at his UWI, Cave Hill office. “The BLP […]

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Dr. Agard Elected by the People but…

For many months now it has become crystal clear to BU that Dr. Maria Agard, the member of parliament for Christ Church West, is on a hit list of the hierarchy of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).  Last weekend we learned that the Christ Church West constituency meeting to elect a new Executive had to […]

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L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)

Power Mad

Submitted by Beresford Cahill Energy (Barbados) unwittingly flung the cat among the pigeons at their Community Meeting this week in a most unexpected way. Apart from their woefully inadequate response to clearly well informed citizens, they exposed the weakness and confusion in the Government’s energy policy. […]

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