Author Archives: David

A CARICOM ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim CARICOM, the GOB and Minister Colin Jordan are perhaps to be congratulated on the recent, belated establishment of a CARICOM Administrative Tribunal and its inauguration in Bridgetown, as reported this past Monday. However, I would be remiss if I did not draw to the readers’ attention relevant historical antecedents and the fact that the GOB must

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VAT Online Transactions

Barbadians have been migrating to purchasing goods and services online. The Mottley government in an effort to bolter government tax revenues  enacted legislation to collect VAT  on online purchases. Just this week the largely popular Amazon communicated to shoppers that “effective March 1, 202, “Amazon World Service (AWS)” would begin to charge VAT at a rate of 17.5% to Barbadian

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Former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Breaks Silence

Former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in a rare public appearance since the last general election delivered a speech last Sunday at the DLP St. Philip North branch meeting. Thanks to Piece the Legend for the following audio snippet. So far the blogmaster has not been able to locate the full speech by Stuart (some people will say disappointing). Additional link

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Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) – Representation in the Workplace

Submitted by Roslyn Shepherd March 16, 2020 marks the 4th anniversary of my suspension from the Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF). I had been its Administrative Manager for 16 years. During this period the SRLF improved its effectiveness and efficiency in all spheres of change, e.g., systems, culture, structure and processes. As a consequence, it collected $122 million in receipts,

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Time to Say Goodbye

Children learning to walk, normally make many attempts until they are successful. When they fall the first, or the tenth time, they never think that they cannot do it. They naturally try again – as they were designed to. Parents are delighted when their infants try, fall, and try again. A parent never imagines telling their child that since they

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Time to re-Discover

Websites and various other social media outlets have for so long become an indisputable and critical marketing tool in all respects, but especially for luring potential first time visitors to us as a destination. It was therefore very surprising, when considering the vast resources committed to our national promotional agency, that even with a cursory viewing of http://www.visitbarbdos.org at least

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Monday Sermon – Do This and Live

  Jesus engaged a lawyer, who wanted to know the answer to perhaps the most important question. And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  He [Jesus] said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said, “

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