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Freundel Stuart: Holding Our Leaders Accountable

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Mia and Freundel …we want transparency legislation IMPLEMENTED!

The following was poster was created by Sunshine Sunny Shine The Barbados Labour Party opposition leader has painted a picture that the parliamentary system of government under the Barbados Model needs a drastic amendment to make it more effective and public centred. When one listens to the gusto of the opposition leader, the way forward […]

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Solutions for Barbados – Put Public Servants on Four Day Week and Cut Salaries…

Submitted by William Skinner As the clock ticks, those of us who refuse to be drawn into the web of deception that is now the main engine driving the ambitions of the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party, can do nothing more than rely on a dwindling number of independent thinkers to save […]

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Dems Low on Credibility: Barbadians Beware!

Towards the end of 2016, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler – speaking at a meeting of the Christ Church constituency branches of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) – asserted that his struggling party will make morality a key issue in the next general election. For some, it is hip-hip hooray! Yet, numerous Barbadians are convinced […]

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DLP’s Misery: An Incestuous Marriage?

Submitted by George C. Brathwaite (PhD) Today in Barbados, there are important political questions that must be raised about the relationships between state and society, and between wealth and power. With perhaps less than 15 months to go before the next general election, residents and citizens of Barbados are venting their frustrations about the status […]

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Michael Lashley: Lawmaker Lawbreaker

The following was posted to his Facebook page by former Attorney General and member of parliament for St. Joseph Dale Marshall The Ministry (read Minister) of Public Works is demanding that the Road Safety Association remove the fluorescent flags which that association has installed to give warning of potholes. The Ministry (Minister) asserts that it […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – Blame Builds Confusion

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future” George Bernard Shaw. Plain and simple, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration under Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is trying to reach the landmark of January 21, 2017 in efforts to duly celebrate the Father of Independence – […]

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Aye Aye Mr. Speaker Sir 30 Honourable Members Indeed

The 2016 Estimates Debate will be remembered by the BU household not for the high standard of contributions between members of parliament but for the decision by Speaker of the House Michael Carrington of Assembly to refer a matter to the Committee of Privileges (CoP).    A Nation newspaper report offended Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite to […]

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Pure Political Play

Submitted by Beresford The DLP don’t play when it comes to politics. A new sinister play of party paramountcy, of DLP first and foremost above all else including country, and survival at all costs, sprung like an X-men monster as the central feature of the Government. All talk of a new approach immediately dissipated on […]

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Government Reneges on Promise to Enact Anti Corruption Legislation

Submitted by Anthony Davis The Freundel Stuart administration is not interested in in pursuing anti-corruption legislation at present because it is not a priority,” Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said. “Brathwaite played down the stance taken by University of the West Indies political scientist Cynthia Barrow-Giles who indicated at a recent event that corruption was part […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Nothing But Empty Promises

The next general elections are constitutionally due in approximately two years. Very shortly I expect that candidates, from both major politically parties will be out on the hustings trying to convince the electorate that they deserve the people’s confidence. In my view both parties have been underperforming in their respective roles and neither has done […]

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The Birth of Cahill Energy

The Greenland Landfill project will forever taint the legacy of the Barbados Labour Party and the period the Owen Arthur administration governed Barbados from 1994 to 2008. There is the oft saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” The Cahill Energy project, with all its warts, will be known as […]

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Reflections of the Silly Season

My mother loved the silly season, the entire length and breath of Barbados changed at that time, the very air that we breathed seemed different. Elections were in the air. Everyone became very politically conscious and they took sides. You were either a Bee or a Dem, there was no place for an in between. […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – DLP’s New strategy

THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) had a miserable 14-year sojourn in opposition. It was a fractious party until their thirst for power galvanised them into a united force that was ready and willing and to take control of the Government. They not only stopped fighting in public; they came up with a strategy which now […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Labour Parties Vs. Workers

With two labour parties alternating to form the government for over 60 years, Barbados should be a model, in terms of workers’ rights, for the rest of the world to follow. […]

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One Party State

Submitted by William Skinner Those who are not blinded by party loyalty to either the Democratic Labour Party or the Barbados Labour Party would have noticed some rather fancy political foot work, […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Why Political Parties Exist

BU shares the Caswell Franklyn Nation newspaper column – he is the General Secretary of Unity Workers Union and BU Contributor. Recent developments in this country have convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt […]

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Citizens Accused of Aiding and Abetting

Submitted by William Skinner I am among those who have long given up on the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party. I have concluded that they have done equally badly and equally well. Try as I may, it is almost impossible to discern any significant difference between the two. A classic case of […]

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