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The Next FIFTY YEARS of PRIDE and INDUSTRY!

Introduction As we celebrated our 50th Anniversary, the question came to my mind about where will we be in the next 50 years? Even tho I ask myself this question, I am not expecting that my imagination can provide you with concrete images of what that culture will be. I don’t intend to even try, […]

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We Need Heroes!

The following was written by Leslie Lett, a teacher and posted to Facebook – shared by Barbados Underground We need Heroes! They are as essential to our Living as the air, water, food, shelter. Heroes establish and articulate our preferred moral worldview. And validate it. Their Orientation, their Spirit, their Lives are to be presented […]

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Revival, Revolution and Renaissance

Revival On Saturday March 11, 2017 we witnessed what may perhaps be the largest political demonstration in Barbados. A sea of 13,000 to 15,000 people had cast off being passive and was actually marching in the street. Marching were the blacks, the whites, the browns, Christians and Muslims in protest of the current Freundel Stuart […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – For Love of Country

Submitted by George C. Brathwaite (PhD) is a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) I pledge allegiance to my country Barbados and to my flag, To uphold and defend their honour, And by my living to do credit to my nation wherever I go. Barbadians everywhere are disturbed about the social and economic challenges […]

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The Moral Equivalence of Treason

Submitted by Pachamama For some time, there has a been a protracted ‘disagreement’ between the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBoB), Delisle Worrell and the Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler. It represents a deepening political-economy crisis. In trying to flesh out this phenomenon, we will sometimes directly address the prime minister, himself, as […]

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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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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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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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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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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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