Tag Archives: Corruption

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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Deliverance Leadership Pragmatism: (DLP or BLP) A New Direction

Submitted by Yardbroom Deliverance from Whom? Leadership to Where? Pragmatic in what we can reasonably afford. All underpinned by “INTEGRITY” for without that, we are nothing. In a matter of days Barbados’ electorate will go to the Polls and elect a Government for the next five years.  The time for crunching figures is over.  The […]

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Afra Raymond:The Three Sides of Corruption

Submitted by Afra Raymond “Afra Raymond is an anti-corruption activist/blogger whose work – http://www.afraraymond.com – has focused on the collapse and bailout of the Caribbean’s largest conglomerate – CL Financial – and corruption in the property/construction arenas.

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The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part IV

Related Links: Rights, Justice And The Law In The Case Of Violet Beckles The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part II The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part III The links to the images in the Slide Show are provided below. To the lawyers,  we are not […]

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A Land Use Policy:The Harlequin Squeeze

We loyal sons and daughters all Do hereby make it known These fields and hills beyond recall Are now our very own We write our names on history’s page With expectations great, Strict guardians of our heritage Firm craftsmen of our fate National Anthem of Barbados (chorus) The failure of Almond Beach Village has fuelled […]

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Should The Enactment Of Transparency Legislation Be A Priority?

To the independents who voted for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) last election, it is evident that it has retreated from its promise to make enactment of transparency legislation a priority. Of equal concern to BU has been the reluctance by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to pressure the government to honour its promise. Civil […]

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The Business Of The Political Campaign And Its Financing

Submitted by Eli Davis Every so often I get the urge to contribute (?) a comment to this forum that I believe merits attention. This time around it is that of The Business of the Political Campaign and its Financing. It is an issue that is basic in determining the relevance of our electoral process […]

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The Indomitable Power Of Human Kind Seeking To Overcome Corrupt Politicians: A Country Which Gave You Mahatma Ghandi Now Gives You Anna Hazare

The manipulation of a gullible Bajan electorate by the political class has seen corrupt and unethical behaviour now appear as normal. Perennial breaches of the government’s financial rules can be followed in recent Auditor General Reports to compare with how Barbadians follow Days of Our Lives on the CBC TV; routine. Then there is the […]

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Barbados Police Force Getting A Bum Rap

Submitted by RUSERIOUS An article was posted on that ignorant site called BFP about the and I quote “Inability of the Police Force to stem the violence“. I respond as a law abiding citizen who has a clue. You say “inability of the Police force to stem the violence?” You are being sarcastic right? Let’s […]

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