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Is Barbados a Free Nation?

Submitted by Freedom Crier If you think Barbadians like you and me are free in this wonderful Island of ours, think again! Do you own your house and property or do you have to pay taxes on what you own and if you do not pay that made up tax; that tax is used to […]

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Making Barbados Great Again: Self Governance Means Self-Reliance

Submitted by June Naime The Spirit of Independence means to me that ‘each individual have been given talents and abilities and should strive to magnify those gifts in appreciation of having received them’. The more we do so our awareness becomes sharpened and embellished as we excel unto perfection in our own unique way. This […]

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Fruendel Stuart (r) Arthur (l) won the Integrity race last general election

Cahill Energy Agreements EXPOSE Prime Minister Stuart as Withholding the Truth from Barbadians

In her response to the budget of  June 2015 leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley gave impetus to the Cahill Energy debate when she shocked the country with the revelation that four ministers (Darcy Boyce, Denis Kellman, Chris Sinckler and Denis Lowe) had signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Cahill Energy dated 15 March 2014. […]

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Independence: A Blessing or a Curse?

Submitted by Heather Cole We all know the story of what happened on November 30th 1966 in Barbados. The island became independent. The Union Jack, the flag of Great Britain was lowered and a Barbadian flag was raised as a symbol of national independence. However, some of the relics of colonialism were not folded up […]

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The Business Blog – Panama Papers Investigation Updates Barbados Information

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) just released the latest tranche of information for public consumption as part of the Panama Leaks investigation. Of interest to Barbadians is that a browse of the information on the Panama Leaks website reveals the following linked to Barbados domicile: 35 Offshore entities 47 Officers 14 Intermediaries 57 […]

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The Cost to the Country of DLP Garbage

Submitted by Beresford Barbados is now in its most absurd position, of having to pay a much greater price for the garbage out of the mouth of its Prime Minister and DLP government than dealing with the literal garbage that is a plague on the nation. At the bullseye of the economic disaster everyone and […]

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A Problem of Debt

During the just concluded 2016 Estimates Debate former Prime Minister Pwen Arthur in one of a few intelligent interventions shared his perspective on the debt problem. It is no secret Barbados has achieved the ‘ranking’ of one of the highest public debt to GDP countries in the world. In the study- Public Sector Debt in […]

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Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

The 50th Anniversary Letter

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration the following letter will be mailed to Barbadian households. On the face of it there is nothing wrong with the Prime Minister communicating with his people about what it should mean to attain Golden Jubilee status (50 years of Independence). The question Prime Minister why not communicate with […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Tourism Sector in Barbados on the Rise

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Breakfast Press Conference held recently Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy and trying to put partisan politics aside, in my humble opinion it was one of the best presented meetings of its kind that I have ever attended on Barbados. Apart from the many representatives of the […]

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Domestic Violence Legislation a Giant Leap for Barbadians

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Group Under the amended statute, a junior police officer may issue an emergency protection order if he or she has reason to believe that such an order is necessary to ensure the safety of a person at risk. Low-ranking officers may also issue emergency protection orders without the consent of […]

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Crossing the Rubicon

One of the most famous men to have walked on this Earth was Julius Caesar. The exploits of his life are well known up to this day having been immortalized in the works of the great playwright William Shakespeare. The conspiracy that led to his assassination has left phrases that are still in use. They […]

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“I Have Nothing to Say to the Nation Newspaper”

There is the feeling of déjà vu. To use the Bajan vernacular, the more things change, the more they remain the same. A brief article in the Nation newspaper yesterday [18 December 2016] must have jolted many who read it. In response to a journalist Maxine McClean, Minister of foreign affairs responded, “I have nothing […]

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Fruendel Stuart and Adriel Brathwaite

Silly Season!

Submitted by Anthony Davis Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite today warned that Barbados was exposed now more than ever to threats of international terrorism, while stating that Government was prepared to meet local Muslims and Rastafarians halfway on the controversial requirement that female members remove their headdress when talking official photographs … So seriously is he […]

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Open Letter to the Prime Minister: The People’s Price Tag on a Republic

I write on the behalf of the people of Barbados to highlight what I think is a matter of great concern to your attention. It is with regards to the changing of the system of Government in Barbados from the Westminster system to a Republic. You may recall that in 1652 the under represented English […]

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Another Perspective on Barbados Becoming a Republic

Submitted by Amused In circa AD100, the Roman poet Juvenal in his Satires bemoaned the descent into dictatorship of Rome and explained how the dictators operated to gain political power with the phrase, “Give them bread and circuses.” And we know what happened to the Roman Empire as a result. Yet, a little less than […]

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The Price of Progress

When I was knee high I remember going to Father Knight’s shop in Maxwell to buy groceries with my cousins. It was a time when my Grandmother wrote her list with a lead pencil on a brown piece of paper and we carried our groceries in a box. I still have a memory of Father […]

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Becoming a Republic

Posted to Facebook by June Naime Yesterday at 10:15pm. Going Republic might sound good in principle but when you change the legal entity to another legal entity every Treaty every Agreement even down to the letterhead has to change including all international Airline Routes, every Double Taxation Treaty will need to be changed and amended. Do […]

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Barbados Through the Eye of a Senior Citizen

Posted to the 2015 Year in Review blog by Are-we-there-yet. 2015 was, to my mind, the year in which the guard was emphatically passed from the remnants of my parent’s generation to my children’s own. I’ve now fully accepted that 2016 and beyond is not about me or my generation (those of us still surviving […]

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