Author Archives: David

COVID 19: NO Retreat, No Surrender

The fight against COVID 19 by countries across the globe is real. Barbados given its heavy dependence on tourism (services) is exposed more than some other countries. We are here now and we have to do all that we can to survive. The blogmaster predicted months ago the conversations will shift to finding ways to enforce mandatory vaccinations. It is

Read more

Viva La Revolucion

Submitted by Grenville Phillips II For the second time in my lifetime, masses of Cuban people publicly protested against the Government – in Cuba.  The first time in 1994, protestors called for the freedom to leave Cuba.  Castro allowed them.  This time, they are calling for freedom from dictatorship.  The Cuban Government’s response was disturbingly violent. The demonstrations have been

Read more

Monkey See, Monkey Do

A federal judge on Sunday denied a request to stop Indiana University from requiring students to receive Covid-19 vaccinations before returning to campus for the fall semester. “Recognizing the students’ significant liberty to refuse unwanted medical treatment, the Fourteenth Amendment permits Indiana University to pursue a reasonable and due process of vaccination in the legitimate interest of public health for its students,

Read more

Excellent News BUT …!

An approach to creating new pathways to generate economic activity by the Mottley administration has been to discover new and deepen existing relationships with African countries. It is axiomatic that an island built on slave labour should prefer to nurture a wholesome relationship with the Mother Country. Despite the political noise created when Prime Minister Mottley toured African countries early

Read more

Difficult Conversations – Do Not Repair that Crack!

The collapse of the 12-storey residential building in Miami is tragic – but instructive. Buildings collapse because they cannot support their loads.  Loads can be categorised as short-term and long-term.  Loads that are applied for a relatively short time include: hurricanes, earthquakes, collisions, and explosions.  Loads that are applied for a long time include furniture and appliances, and those from

Read more

Barbados Fuel Price Change July 2021

Submitted by caribbeansignal.com From mid-night July 7, consumers in Barbados paid more for diesel and less for gasoline. The retail price of gasoline fell from $3.88 BDS per litre to $3.87, a decrease of one (1) cent / -0.3% from the previous month. The retail price of diesel rose from $3.10 BDS per litre to $3.12, an increase of two (2)

Read more

Lights Out!

Following the ongoing national debate about the response by EMERA to post-Elsa damage to its network gets the blogmaster’s dander up. In 2012 the BU family predicted the decision by the NIS Board chaired by Tony Marshall to dump our shares in Barbados Light and Power (BL&P) to Canada-based EMERA would comeback to haunt us. ALL sensible Barbadians agreed at

Read more

A Government Dedicated to Making Announcements

Submitted by Paula Sealy The Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) has launched its new website bearing several new features, including a page designated to provide updates on the National Population and Housing Census, scheduled to begin August 1, 2021.https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/census-updates-among-features-of-new-bss-website Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, says her ministry will be constructing a new school to accommodate the staff and students of the

Read more

GOLDEN ANCHORAGE LTD/SUNSET CREST AND BWA Matter

The following communication was widely distributed to BWA, Members of Parliament, Bankers, Law Firms and others – Blogmaster Dear General Manager Keithroy Halliday, Today Thursday July 8, 2021 a group (around 4 persons) of BWA staff led by supervisor Rueben Sealy came to my office at Lot 243, Flamboyant avenue, Sunset Crest  around 1.15pm with the intention of disconnecting my

Read more
« Older Entries