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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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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

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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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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Submitted by Heather Cole

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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debt to gdp

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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