Tag Archives: Corruption
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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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Disgraced Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington

Michael Carrington Expresses Outrage, the CHEEK!

  Michael Carrington is challenging the media to reveal the names of politicians who have dealings with criminals. And this challenge is coming from Carrington who wilfully with-held his former client’s property for a number of years. The Speaker knows the main stream media is spineless and weak when it comes to exposing individuals from […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Corruption is the Barbadian Way

Austria’s highest court annulled their recent presidential election. In delivering the decision the head of the court said: “The decision I am announcing today has no winner and no loser, it has only one aim: to strengthen trust in the rule of law and democracy”. That quotation set me thinking about this country’s elections that […]

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Afra Raymond

Is it Only White People Who Can be Racist?

In this provocative talk, Afra Raymond takes a deeper look at race and racism. He successfully uses the talk to place a new perspective on how we think about race […]

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St.John Polyclinic, a Case of Political Corruption

It rings hollow for sensible Barbadians to be expected to applaud government for completing the St. John Polyclinic 27 long years after it was first mooted. It is no mistake we have not referred to it by its official name, a subject for another blog. […]

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WANTED: Bajan Politicians and Public Officials

President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala resigned Thursday and will face charges in the customs scandal that has destroyed his government and mobilized ordinary citizens to protest against the sleaze. – The FCPA Blog […]

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The Corruption Iceberg

13.  Corruption – Corruption is generally not a major problem in Barbados, but some U.S. companies have reported unfair treatment by Barbados’ Customs and Excise Department. […]

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David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement

Outrageous Government Contracts Are Choking Barbados!

Submitted by David Comissiong, President, Clement Payne Movement As we approach Barbados’ 50th year of Independence, I am calling on all patriotic Barbadians to join together and make a determined effort to uproot and eradicate the destructive remnants […]

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Trevor Carmichael, Jepter Ince, Chris Sinckler

Chris Sinckler and David Estwick Saga Continues – Money is Sweeter than Sugar

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
BU understands the Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler will play hardball with the sugar industry deal unless Minister of Agriculture David Estwick appoints BNB Capital Corporation to provide the financing for the new sugar factory. It is being discussed in certain circles that the minister of finance…

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Mia Mottley Prosecutes Government on CORRUPTION in Her Reply to 2015 Budget

Those  Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members in parliament advocated the need for Barbados to enact Integrity and Freedom of Information legislation prior to being elected in 2008. There was an expectation Barbadians would have seen movement on this issue within 100 days of the DLP government […]

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BARBADOS: Pathocracy or Democracy?

Submitted by Terence Blackett “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.” – George Monbiot In the book, Political Ponerology, author Andrew Lobaczewski (1921 – 2007) studies the architects, primogenitors and supporters of psychosocial repressive/oppressive political regimes.His methodological approach examines the variables that lead […]

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CJ Menon and CJMGibson

Barbados and Singapore Miles Apart On the Vexing Issue of Tackling Graft

Clean and honest dealing is one of our key competitive advantages,” CJ Menon said. “Corruption compromises the predictability and openness which Singapore offers and investors have come to expect. This is a hard won prize achieved through our collective efforts as a society and we must not allow these to be undone. – The FCPA […]

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CLICO Takeover: Afra the Defiant

The following is reproduced from David Walker’s website. For whatever reason Newsday in T&T did not publish and to boot discontinued Walker’s column – BU. I am grateful to the Chief Justice for recently informing us of the quantum of fees paid to our top attorneys. Much has been made of the large amounts expended […]

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Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Unenviable Distinction

Submitted By The Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group Once again, we are forced to briefly focus, on Trinidad and Tobago. The question now occupying our minds is whether there is any hope for the proper governance of the twin island state. For Trinidadians to pretend that the high level of open corruption is […]

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No Change!

Six years later Barbadians continue to wait for the implementation of transparency legislation. It was a campaign promise of the incumbent government made in 2008 but in 2014 remains outstanding. BU views it as another unbroken promise which makes a mockery of the social contract we refer to as the Manifesto. How can Prime Minister […]

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It is Time for Temperate Language and Practical Solutions

To many the Caribbean is synonymous with a life of ease and relaxation. So it comes as something of a revelation to read the New Year’s Message issued by Branville McCartney, the Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA). Few outside the Bahamas will be familiar with Mr McCartney, and yet the content of his […]

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Averting a Legitimation Crisis–a divided country

There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. ― Edmund Burke Modern societies are fighting to stem an unprecedented level of corruption across the globe. There is  pervasive hankering for material things even when personal values are compromised in the process. Is Barbados insulated from the global […]

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The Cost of Corruption… Jamaica’s Barrier to Prosperity

National Integrity Action (NIA) is a not-for-profit organization that was launched in December 2011 with the objective of combatting corruption in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis. This film, produced by NIA, graphically details four episodes in Jamaica’s 50-year Post-Independence history, each of which speaks to how corruption undermines Jamaica’s achievements. Thanks to Ras Jahaziel

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