Submitted by Colonialism Reparation Colonialism Reparation welcomes that the United Nations Special Rapporteur has clarified the human rights obligations of Member States in relation to reparations for racial discrimination rooted in slavery and colonialism and calls for all Member States to follow her recommendations for the implementation of the reparations of colonialism and slavery, bearing in mind their lasting impactRead more
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Naturally we depend on airlift to drive the overwhelming number of visitors who grace our shores, so I would like to continue with the subject again this week. Kudos must be given to our policymakers for stepping in so quickly to compensate for the air seats lost with the collapse of the Thomas Cook Group including their airline recently, albeitRead more
Submitted by a conscientious and civic minded BU family member I am one of those who has been called upon to pay the price of a utility company gone mad and the subsequent fallout. We have been without water for the past three days, so this afternoon I drove over to Dover Beach in order to replenish dwindling supplies ofRead more
The following is a statement issued by the MD of Barbados Light & Power a few minutes ago. Prime Minister Mia Mottley has demanded a meeting with the Chairman of EMERA this evening. Several stories have been floating about social media in the last 24 hours, BU will stay with the official positions issued by the BL&P for the moment.Read more
The issue is, how can the Court decide, there is NO SERIOUS ISSUE to be heard? The government only comes into play because they were the acquirers, and a politician, Dale Marshall, spoke to the matter. When this story broke in March, I fully expected a court challenge. The news it has been declined is beyond belief. It is oneRead more
Youth violence has always been with us. According to the Biblical account, Cain (Adam and Eve’s first-born son) killed his younger brother, Abel. Even the intervention of God Himself, who counselled Cain to overcome his anger, did not prevent Cain from killing his brother. Cain was jealous of his younger brother’s success. God explained to him that he would beRead more
Submitted by Tara Inniss, Department of History and Philosophy, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Some of us in Barbados and the Diaspora saw some posts and short videos on social media this past weekend showing a ceremony taking place in Ghana of Barbadian officials burying the “remains” of an “unknown” enslaved African burial/space from Barbados toRead more