Tag Archives: #Barbados
Barbados National Bank

Selling the Shop!

Have you noted, David. that no one bats an eyelid at the FACT that NON-CANADIANS CANNOT (by law) own more than 25% of Canadian assets like Air Canada, …. but that PRIVATE Canadian companies can own 100% in banks,[…]

12 Comments Continue Reading →

What Are We Celebrating?

Submitted by Heather Cole (The Barbados Lobby) Barbadians are patriotic to the bone. Not even in the USA is Independence celebrated for a whole month as is done in Barbados. It is pride and industry and those colours of blue, gold and black that holds the threads that bind us all together. […]

111 Comments Continue Reading →
Bjorn Bjerkhamn

Is that YOU CC #2?

The following again posted in the interest of the public of Barbados.  The names of Bjorn Bjerkham and Philip Tempro are mentioned, in a shady light. We invite both gentlemen to submit their rebuttal.[…]

105 Comments Continue Reading →
Send info to BU by using the contact form at the bottom of this blog

Is that You CC?

The following recording was leaked to BU. We do not claim to be experts in voice recognition but there is a familiar ‘’ring’’, you be the judge. IF, it is who we think it is then the only comment from BU is – May God bless our country.[…]

158 Comments Continue Reading →
Denis Lowe, minister of the environment

Cahill Energy + Deltro Electric Inc = Poor Governance

Any day now this Government will have another government entity sign yet another power purchase agreement with yet another Canadian outfit, called Deltro Electronic Inc […]

31 Comments Continue Reading →


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. […]

12 Comments Continue Reading →
Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column–Growing Our Relationship With Caribbean Airlines and Partners

With any number of uncertainties there can be very few other businesses like airlines which present a constant indeterminate challenge. It seems a twinkle ago since massive controversy hit the media over the sale […]

10 Comments Continue Reading →
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)

A Chance to Finish What They Started

Submitted by Old Onions Bag It would appear as if this current administration is on a quest to engage the Barbadian populace in a lot of garbled debates on non-existing projects that inevitably will never come to being, hoping to distract from their poor economic performances during the past 7 years. […]

26 Comments Continue Reading →
Global Economy

Managing Economies in Today’s World … no walk in the park

Submitted by Douglas Saw on a recent BBC programme that President François Hollande is catching his ‘royal’ in France, after promising the French people the moon and the stars when he was in opposition. Italy is also in trouble;  […]

26 Comments Continue Reading →

We Barbados

Recent public protests in the United States in response to perceived police brutality should give onlookers pause for thought. Many may disagree about the reasons that have brought the societal tension to the fore, however, BU is sure an erosion of  practices in the community which call for citizens to work together and in the […]

7 Comments Continue Reading →
National Stadium

On Your Mark, Get Ready …

Perhaps our sports officials are unaware of the impact of such an event [2015 Jamaica International Invitational] in inspiring the country’s youth, in building national pride, and in building a sporting heritage – Bush Tea The Jamaica International Invitational 2015 track and field meet was a spectacular event for many reasons – view event 3hr […]

10 Comments Continue Reading →
Adrian Loveridge

Barbados is an Attractive Product

The double positive whammy for our tourism sector last week was the number of English cricket supporters who came for the Kensington staging of the cricket test match and the announcement by JetBlue that it was introducing a weekly seasonal flight on Saturdays non-stop from Boston. From the first flight which began on 7th November […]

72 Comments Continue Reading →

Maintaining Our Position on the HDI

Submitted by Anthony Davis IF BARBADOS, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago were included in a new global survey on social progress where would they have ranked? … Jamaica was 44th on the list of 133 countries which were studied for the progress they have attained in meeting the social needs of their citizens. The […]

35 Comments Continue Reading →
Sandals Barbados

Well Done Barbados

Submitted by Douglas

Barbados (Crane Beach) Comes Up #1 of the World’s 15 Best Beach Getaways for 2015

Two new, non-stop Delta flights, from JFK and Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta, allow easier access to this island paradise. The hard part is choosing among Barbados’s 60 beaches—all of them public. Whether you opt for the calm waters of the west coast, aka the Platinum Coast, or the surfable waves of the east coast, it’s hard to go wrong. And when weary of the rays, there’s plenty else to do, from wreck and reef diving to touring rum plantations to spelunking through Harrison’s Cave.

57 Comments Continue Reading →
The Thompsons

Time to Come Clean Mara Thompson

Submitted by Skiinny Tee


The leaked Deloittes CLICO Judicial report in 2007 revealed troubling information about a 3 million dollar payment to Thompson & Associates, a law firm which the late Prime Minister  lead partner. The revelation a three million dollar payment was made to former Chairman of CLICO Holdings Leroy Parris as a gratuity payment should have raised more debate in Barbados. Further, Thompson acted as lawyer for Parris, CLICO Holdings and there is a godfather role which may or may not be relevant. It says something about Barbadians given our silence on the matter. The three million dollar payment requires an explanation from someone with the knowledge to address it. All are mindful subsequent judicial reports have been sealed by the court.

52 Comments Continue Reading →

The Dream by Random Bajan

Submitted by Crusoe

The sun rose through my window, the dawning of a bright and cheerful day, sparrows tweeting, blackbirds singing, doves cooing. After I stretched, I succumbed to the world of technology, grabbed the iPo remote and switched on. The early news roused me more than expected, indeed, startled me into a state of unheralded alertness. ‘The Prime Minister stated that he has enjoyed each and every moment of the last eight years, but believes that the time has come to rest, unlike Napoleon Bonaparte who ‘“had tasted command, and could not give it up”, he can.’

Stunned I listened intently as the reader further expanded ‘ the PM has indicated as April 30 as his last day of office, which shall herald in a bye-election.’ [In other news, the Finance Minister has stated that he is no longer comfortable with leading the charge against the widening economic issues, he has also tendered his resignation from the Cabinet and from Parliament’.

33 Comments Continue Reading →

The Power of ALL

There is so much divisiveness (almost typed derision) in Barbados of late. In the same way an organisation is defined by the quality of its employees and the ability to be productive – the definition is the same for a country. Barbados will only overcome the many challenges it faces if the majority of the citizenry is led to unleash its collective intelligence for the good of the whole. Sadly we are far from this being a reality anytime soon.

Within the government ranks the Eager 11 episode has fizzled to David Estwick versus the rest. The discord periodically played in public by the government betrays the loyalty to the Westminster model of government and its aged old conventions. On the other side of the political aisle we have the leader of the Opposition battling demons as well in the form of former prime minister Owen Arthur tossing political barbs from the Independent side located on the government bench, sacked ‘Leader of Opposition Business’ Kerri Symmonds or the senseless bassa bassa between George Payne and Edmund Hinkson. There is a resignation the Westminster system we have bastardized breeds an adversarial politics. Do not expect any solutions from the political class.

What about the trade unions?

64 Comments Continue Reading →
Michael Carrington, Speaker of the House

Speaker of the House Michael Carrington MUST Go!

Good to hear the crescendo of calls for Speaker of the House Michael Carrington to step down. Leading the calls is outspoken and widely respected lawyer Andrew Pilgrim QC  a former President of the Barbados Bar Association (BBA). BU assumes he was not head of the BBA when the 78 year old wheel chair bound Griffiths filed a complaint in the matter now occupying national attention.

BU understands there is a concerted effort around town to raise monies demanded by the Court Order from ‘pals’ of Carrington, we have no doubt that he will be bailed out. The political class and buddy system always close ranks.

218 Comments Continue Reading →

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,682 other followers