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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Interesting Times

We are undeniably living in interesting times. On Friday, we witnessed the inauguration of the forty-fifth president of the United States, Mr Donald Trump, who was able to overcome some missteps that would ordinarily prove fatal to others in most election campaigns and to win the requisite number of votes in the Electoral College, although […]

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For the Claim of Solutions of a Third Political Party Part I

Submitted by nineofnine SOLUTIONS BARBADOS seem intent to make a difference on the political landscape by offering what it deems a proposed draft of solutions (subject to improvement/revision) for the countries’ present economic and social challenges which by public outcry shows that present governance is found wanting in every Ministerial portfolio. It is evident that […]

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Hold On Barbados – Help Is Still On The Way

An Update from Solutions Barbados. Celebrating 50 years of our political independence was an important national event that the Government should have been allowed to manage, without being distracted by constant criticism.  Given the foreseen economic challenges this year, it was also important that Barbadians be allowed to enjoy the Christmas and New Year celebrations.  […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Of Christmas Past

“It is now the month of December, when the greatest part of the city is in a bustle. Loose reins are given to public dissipation; everywhere you may hear the sound of great preparations, as if there were some real difference between the days devoted to Saturn and those for transacting business. … Were you […]

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Denis Kellman, Minister of Housing

Former BLP Government Blamed for Sewage Problem

The following was posted to Facebook by Minister Denis Kellman who acted as Minister of the Environment for a short period. Denis Kellman 1 hr · As Minister Of the Environment I toured the plant and the swamp and what I was told about he plant and its capacity to function perfectly . I was […]

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Sewage Alert!

The revelation in recent weeks that sewage (raw) is spewing into the sea on the South coast should be of concern to all Barbadians. Along with the health concern there is the potential to dent the good reputation of Barbados as an idyllic tourist destination.  The members of the BU household are fiercely patriotic and […]

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"...with expectations great..."

For the Claim of INDEPENDENCE 1966

Submitted by nineofnine A people stood in trance as one flag is lowered and another (THE NATIONAL SYMBOL) was raised while standing at attention, listening to the tones of a new anthem and visioning that their new self-governing nation will move to provide new opportunities, render freedoms, rise standards, facilitate the needy, and set a […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

Where YOU Stand is Where YOU sit

One would hope that as Barbados closes in on its 50th year of Independence, this society takes serious stock of where it has come from, its current position, and where it intends to go. This article will boldly claim that Barbados is at a crossroads where it must urgently address the mounting issues that are […]

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Cause for Celebration

Today’s Barbados Advocate Editorial addresses feedback from some Barbadians that they will not be participating in the 50th Independence celebrations – Barbados Underground One of the incidents of the democratic system of governance is that decisions touching on matters of state are rarely unanimous. So it is quite unsurprising that more than a few Barbadians, […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Package Holiday the Popular Choice

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has reported a resurgence of their members package holidays and according to them more than half (53 per cent) of British holidaymakers took a package holiday in the last year which represents an increase of 6 per cent on 2015 and a rise of more than 10 per […]

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Life on the Animal Farm

Here we go round the mulberry bush, The mulberry bush, The mulberry bush. Here we go round the mulberry bush So early in the morning. – Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush In recent days members of the BU household was given reason to pause and reflect on the state of affairs of the […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Learning From the Icelanders

My column which appeared three weeks ago, looking at increasing airlift to Barbados through Iceland, attracted many comments, some positive and others very negative! A regular critic questioned, why on earth, would holidaymakers consider going to visit Iceland, or even use it as a transit or connection point. Well the figures seem to speak for […]

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CTO Q1 Report – Tourists Visiting Barbados Spent MORE

BARBADOS, Bridgetown. July 14, 2016 – Long stay visitors to Barbados spent 20 percent more money during the first quarter of 2016 than during the same period in 2015. These are the findings of the quarterly survey conducted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) on behalf of the destination. According to the report, total visitor […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – Barbados’ woes rise with Brexit

“Once Britain leaves the EU, there will be several troubling consequences for the 12 Caribbean countries.  Not only will the British market disappear from the EU, but so too will the British contribution to official aid and investment.” – (Sir Ronald Sanders). In a stunning turn of events, Britain voted to leave the European Union […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Superior Dining in Barbados

One of our strengths as a destination is the myriad of choice in dining experiences and it was especially encouraging to see that the annual culinary event, previously called the Food Wine and Rum Festival is being re-branded, extended throughout the month of November and its promotion stepped up this year. I would however make […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – On Nearing Fifty (v)

Another essay in the ongoing series during our fiftieth year of sovereign nationhood. However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and […]

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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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