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Another Abracadabra Moment

In 2018 the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in parliament. It created what pundits described as a political dilemma for the government because the Barbados Constitution recognizes the role of the Leader of the Opposition. At the eleventh hour Reverend Joseph Atherley who was elected to the House of Assembly on a BLP ticket decided to cross

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BU COVID Dash – General Election Watch

The just concluded 2022 General Election is feared by many to be a ‘super spreader’. The country is on watch for COVID 19 cases to spike given the frolicking witnessed on last campaign night, especially at Bay Street. Enclosed are Charts for the week ending 21st January 2022.  The daily cases are rising but with a relatively low reproductive number

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BLP Win 30-0, Again

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in a surprising result won all 30 seats again in a snap election called 18 months before constitutionally due by Mia Mottley. In the coming weeks there will be robust debate about how our democracy optimally serves Barbadians with a muted dissenting voice. One may argue a healthy democracy requires a strident dissenting voice. Barbados

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A Moment in Time

2022 general elections

Submitted Observing The 2022 elections will be remembered for many things but, two key features will be the timing of the call by the Prime Minister and the lack of measures put in place by EBC to allow Covid Positive patients to vote. In other threads I have already criticised the Prime Minister for calling an election when rates are

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Democratic and Barbados Labour Party Candidates 2018 vs 2022

mia-verla

Posted to caribbeansignal.com Democratic Labour Party Candidates – 2018 vs 2022 Early this morning (very early) I posted my analysis of Barbados Labour Party candidates 2018 vs. 2022. Now it’s time to have a look at the candidates the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) fielded in 2018 and what they are bringing to the 2022 elections. I will not go over

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Barbados Nurses Take to the Streets, Again

Submitted by Tee White On 17 January, striking nurses from the Unity Workers Union once again took the streets of the capital Bridgetown to press their demands that the government address their long held grievances and abandon its attempts to starve them into surrender. United with one voice behind their slogans of ‘No retreat, no surrender’ and ‘Touch one, touch

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Whatup Bajans?

Moe-Sinckler

The countdown to January 19, 2021 and so far Barbadians have been treated to a lackluster campaign. The biggest issue so far has been the lack of opportunity for Covid 19 infected patients to vote, that is until the strategic revelations from former Senator Lucille Moe last weekend.  For those who didn’t understand Moe’s prolong absences from the Senate, now

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Babylon Is Fallen, Is Fallen

Submitted by Terence Blackett ‘Babylon Is Fallen, Is Fallen’: – Mass Formation Psychosis in the Face of Mass Formation Dissonance “We live in a time where intelligent people are being silenced so that stupid people won’t be offended…” (Alan Jones – Sky News Australia) It is said that 21st century planet earth is a smokescreen lost in a wilderness of

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Minorities Laughing

Debate about the commitment of the two political parties honouring promises outlined in glossy manifestos aside, the documents serve a useful reference for citizens to hold political parties accountable. All agree the last twenty years in particular have gotten progressively challenging for Barbados and Barbadians. The outgoing government with its bevy of financial consultants have focused mainly on executing macroeconomic

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BU Covid Dash – Fighting the Numbers

Enclosed are the charts for the week ending 14th Jan 2022.  I’ve omitted the Vaccinations chart and added a reproductive number chart which gives some idea about the rate of reproduction of the virus and a daily official isolations chart to get some indication of the position re. incidence of persons sickened by the Virus.  Total isolations are increasing gradually

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Picking and Choosing

Submitted by Paula Sealy I am wondering if only canvassing and acting on behalf of candidates by public servants are being frowned on. Officers and employees are speaking on political platforms almost every night. Just watch the meetings online. They have been officers of political parties too. The DLP candidate in St. Michael South East is a shameless example. He

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Unnecessary Unpredictably

unpredictability

Submitted by Observing On December 27, 2021 a snap election was called. Previous threads speak clearly to this author’s view of the soundness of that decision. But, to say that we are in unprecedented time is to put it mildly. First, we have never had a 30-0 wipeout. It is therefore inevitable that the DLP will receive opposing votes. The

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A Campaign Rehash of Nothingness

politics

The blogmaster with the benefit of technology listened to a few of the political meetings from the different political parties and with 7 days left to V-Day- he has a confession to make. Given the current crisis state of the socioeconomic landscape of Barbados, if ever there was a time for sensible Barbadians to make voices heard, the time is

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