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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Governance, the People and the Constitution

If I had my druthers, today’s column would have been an analysis of last Thursday’s decision of the local Court of Appeal discharging the injunction restraining the dismissal of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell, by the Honourable Minister of Finance, and thus paving the way for the unhindered […]

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‘Leaks’, the Leveller

The elevation of Donald Trump to become President of the United Stated States of American has triggered a very eventful period in the history of that country. The most recent Trump event has seen the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn because he reportedly lied to colleagues – namely Vice President Pence –  about […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

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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For the VISIONARY Claim of Good GOVERNANCE…an alternative solution

Submitted by nineofnine “The construct and purpose of any legitimate government is to facilitate the needs of society, promote opportunities and generally provide and protect a well structured society with benefits for all. The National Debt is defined as “mortgages on the wealth and income of the people of a country.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1959) Our […]

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Overhauling Our Governance System

  The ancestors of the modern Cabinet system were, in reality as well as constitutional theory, creatures of the monarch, a monarch who appointed ministers, and arranged meetings of his or her government. ‘Cabinet’ was, in effect, a meeting of the monarch’s individual ministers. The monarch was the Prime Minister of the era (and, in […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Contractor General [I]

“Section 15 permits the Contractor General to undertake an investigation on his own initiative or as a result of representations made to him…” _per Campbell J in Minister of Transport. Works & Housing v The Contractor General (2013) The issue as to whether those MPs who were summoned to appear before the Public Accounts Committee […]

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The Wells Fargo Fraud and Connection

The following video features Senator Elizabeth Warren – who sits on the US Senate Banking Committee – questioning Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf. The BU household believes that it should be made mandatory viewing for our politicians, leaders at large, regulators et al. They should juxtapose for example our non vibrant (defunct?) working committees of […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

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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A Legal Challenge to the HYATT HOTEL is Looming

Submitted DAVID A. COMISSIONG,Citizen of Barbados During his presentation in the Budget debate, Minister Donville Inniss claimed that the Chief Town Planner had already dealt with and given approval (“with conditions”) to an application to construct a 15 storey Hyatt Hotel at Carlisle Bay. (I,personally, harbour serious doubts about this, and I hope that the […]

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Deltro Group (Del Mastro): Here We Go Again

Here we go again! Even before the Cahill Energy Scam has been forgotten, enters Del Mastro centre stage. Deltro Group (Del Mastros) is reported to be responsible for constructing a 20 megawatt solar farm on 70 acres of land somewhere in Waterford for which he has received concessions from the Barbados government. What does Del […]

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All Bajans Need to Participate in our Democracy, Including LAWYERS

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For OUR democracy to work effectively ALL stakeholders in civil society must participate, advocate, agitate, support … DISENGAGEMENT is not an option

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Is Barbados In Jeopardy?

Submitted By Freedom Crier One of the mantras of Leftist Socialism is “Never let a Crisis go to waste”, even made up ones! Such are used in the Bait and Switch and Smoke and Mirror tactics that distract the populace from the real crisis’s at hand and which undermine the fabric of Societies. Let’s be […]

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Poor Leadership by the Managerial Class Eroding Gains

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Group The Mahogany Coconut Group has long suggested that the entire English speaking Caribbean, is in a state of very poor governance and unless new leaders emerge the prognosis for any real and sustainable development is extremely poor. There are those who believe that all of our problems are the […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

The George Brathwaite Column – To switch or to just flip-flop?

This is an important question and, yes, he is correct to assert it cannot solely be about who is managing an entity; attention has to be also directed on “who is paying”. This revelation is not new, nor should it be a roadblock for the Government to make the best decisions while maintaining an optimality […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – Say Some More, Sir

It is generally useful, if not inspiring, when the nation’s executive leader speaks to the governed about ‘getting Barbados right’. On the face of things, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’, in his recent interaction with the media, spoke on important and controversial matters requiring redress. Regardless of our take on things such as Cahill, the latest […]

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Barbadians Must Demand Better Governance

Yesterday in the news there was a report that the government will start construction on a secondary school at Searles, Christ Church in early 2017. The information caught the attention of BU not because the school is earmarked to have a sixth form, rather, Minister of Education Ronald Jones explained he preferred not to divulge […]

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Aliis Non Sibi

Submitted by Heather Cole If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Proverbs Chapter 24:10. Politics is not for the faint hearted. With it comes constant criticism which is good for the soul. One can learn from it and be a better person or be sharper and clearer in pursuit of […]

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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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