Budget day: Wednesday, March 20. Prime Minister Mia Mottley will deliver her first Budget on March 20, 2019. Without doubt the 2019 Budget will be interesting not only for the pundits, for the masses as well, who for the first time are witnessing a Barbados in the grip of economic and social turmoil NEVER experienced in our history. The politicalRead more
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Submitted by Robert D. Lucas,PH.D. CFS, The “Nation” newspaper of the 19th March 2019 published an article captioned “Upset but not shocked” under the by-line of Mohammed Iqbal Degia. Degia attributes the rise of Islamophobia in part to white supremacy. He attempts to juxtapose the Muslim experience with that of Blacks, Jews, Hispanics and immigrants (it is noticeable that heRead more
March 19, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Adams, Vice President/Director of Communications Tel: 592-666-2530 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org GEORGETOWN: A new national youth movement has been formed. The name is MOVE ON GUYANA, INC, acronym for Movement for Youth in Development of Guyana, Inc. In keeping with its mission, the movement will inspire and mobilize the nation’s youth population to participateRead more
I recently had the privilege of working with Paul Clifford, a competent Engineer who died last week after falling through a roof. Carrying out inspections on suspect roofs, under cracked bridges, and in structurally damaged buildings is the life of a structural engineer. The personal safety-risk of performing structural inspections is very high, but completing the inspection and providing aRead more
Submitted by SSS Alden Blackman has been pleading for 15 years for help involving flooding in his native home village in Barbados known as Clarke’s Gap. The story can be found on Barbados Underground, where Mr Blackman has provided a detail account of the events leading up to the floods that threatens his property. What should be of interest toRead more
The Caribbean Development Bank in its 2018 economic review supports the economic approach the Barbados government has taken. The optimism is ‘premised’ on a favourable tourism performance, the opening of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), continued implementation of BERT supported by private sector projects in the pipeline – the possibility of external shocks a possibility. See report:Read more
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. –Eighth Amendment, US Constitution It has been a long time in gestation, a not uncommon characteristic of some Barbadian legislation, if we are to have regard to legislation such as the Employment Rights Act, the Safety and Health at Work Act, the Integrity inRead more