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Joint Select Committee of Parliament to Critique Integrity in Public Life Bill

Today (17/07/2018) the government established a Joint Select Committee composed of eleven members, seven from the Lower House and four from the Upper Chamber. Accommodation will be made by the government to receive written and verbal feedback from the public on the Integrity in Public Life Bill. All Joint Select Committee proceedings will be streamed via social media. Political parties

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The George Brathwaite Column – Efficiency Without Job Cuts: Mia and the IMF

“Representative democracy is a messy means of translating collective desires into optimal levels of government service provision; the absence of referenda and direct forms of balloting for specific goods and services leads to an oversupply of government.” – (Howard A. Frank). Forthright discussions on the state of Barbados’ economy, including criticisms on how it is being handled in contradistinction to

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – More Tourists Coming to Barbados!

The announcement that the Charlotte flight will now become a daily non-stop service from December is great news. While the Greater Charlotte area boasts a population of over one million if you include Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia or the NC-SC Metropolitan Area (MSA) that number soars to over 2.52 million people, according to a 2014 census. Charlotte Duncan International Airport (CLT) opens up

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An Interview with Prime Minister Mottley

51 days after being sworn in as Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley sits down with veteran journalist David Ellis for a no-holds-barred full-length interview on Barbados, July, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The state of the economy, talks with the IMF, promises made and promises kept. They will all come under the microscope this Sunday evening at

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The Jeff Cumberbatch – Constructive Opposition

It could scarcely be considered unfair or invalid to argue that the appointment of Bishop Joseph Atherley as the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Lower House of Parliament was not a universally popular one. From those who considered that a literal interpretation of the Constitutional text does not accommodate an individual MP being appointed leader of the

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Effects of the Use of Cannabis

The following two articles reproduced from the UK Daily Mail at the request from Dr. Robert D. Lucas – David, Blogmaster   There  a march on to make the use of cannabis legal in Barbados. Lots of people without adequate scientific background have been airing their views. Attached are two articles of research studies into the harmful effects of cannabis,that

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