Author Archives: David

AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum 2022 – Closer Ties a Must

The ongoing pandemic has given impetus finally to governments in the region assigning additional resources to improving food security. Barbados in the period has been developing a closer relationship with Guyana and we have seen cooperation to increase black belly sheep production to satisfy local and some regional demand for lamb. There are additional initiatives we hope to see bear

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Politicians Make Promises and Tell Lies

From time to time the blogmaster retrieves the various manifestos shared over the years by the two main political parties in Barbados and it makes for interesting reflection. It is obvious the objective by the BLP and DLP is to baffle a gullible electorate. Have a read if you are a doubting Thomas – http://www.caribbeanelections.com/eDocs/manifestos/bb/blp_manifesto_2018.pdf.  The blogmaster was drawn page 30

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Update: The Scotland District Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project

The following is a report received on progress to develop the ‘challenging’ Scotland District – Blogmaster The Scotland District Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project got underway last Monday at Shorey Village St. Andrew. This project is being financed by a $230 million loan from EXIM bank of china.  This comes after the government spent the last two years investing millions

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Treat Your Body Like a Temple

A timely reminder from long time BU family member Bentley that it is important to make sensible decisions about our diet. Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian population Assuming the rights to health and healthy food as general assumptions, the Guide is an official document that addresses the principles and recommendations of a healthy diet for the Brazilian population, representing a

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The Plantation: An Innovation of Horror

Submitted by Steven Kaszab Strange thing is going  on in our market place. Since the event of the pandemic (still here going strong) the Third World has suffered along with the rest of us. Many 1st World Corporations had previously imported trillions of dollars from Asia, Africa and elsewhere, and this domestic, catastrophic strategy destroyed the manufacturing sector in the

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Government Jettisoned Sinking Fund Arrangement for 2018 Restructured Bonds

The quoted comment was posted to the blog From Private to Public – Cinnamon 88 to CLEARWATER BAY, a concern for taxpayers. It is a nugget of information – see blogmaster’s highlighted text – that has not registered in the BU space, however at this seemingly late stage it is a matter ripe for discussion. To be fair to government

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Central Banks: The Biggest “Scam” in Human History – How Blue Blood-Lines Still Seek to Control the Souls of Men

Submitted by Terence Blackett “Those who do not want to hear of ‘Conspiracies’ are those who are already a part of them…” (Anonymous) The first “Satanic Verses” was the ‘Constitution of the United States’. Many will be perturbed by this rather obsolescent poke at a document that is considered of a divine origin, however, before a single stone is cast

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Only Bout Hey

Submitted by Just Observing Only bout hey, can you rattle off a list of 40 supermarket items, but yet the supermarket total bill remains as high as ever. Only bout hey, can a utility take money to invest in its operations, and then look to take more money years later to invest in the operations it never invested in. Only

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The Donald Trump Effect – Conservatism Seeking Future Victories

Submitted by Steven Kaszab The American Republican Party may very well welcome back President Trump as Leader. Former President Trump has actually never left the leadership since this past election cycle. Many Americans hoped Trump would pass into the lecture cycle so many ex-legislators do, but people in the know surely believe that Trump will not leave the national stage

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Court Kicks Rap Brown’s Case Down the Road

In a blog dated 19 October 2019 Barbados Underground highlighted that legendary local sleuth Ashford ‘Rap Brown’ Jones was snared on an ammunition charge. RAP BROWN SNARED Approaching 3 years later the 75 year old Rap Brown Jones has been successful having his case postponed again until 31 January 2023. The blogmaster will reserve the obvious comment.

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Electric Light and Power (Amendment) Bill 2022 – Citizens Fighting for an Equitable Stake in Ownership of New Sector

There is a strident debate being waged by a group of citizens led by Tricia Watson to have the Electric Light and Power (Amendment) Bill 2022 withdrawn by the government of Barbados. At the root of the challenge is the surreptitious approach government through uncouth Minister Kerri Symmonds to introduce a Bill to evade early public scrutiny AND the lack

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Barbados Needs Good Focused Leadership Says Bajan Living Overseas

Leadership

The following comment was posted to blog Democracy, Apathy and the National Insurance Fund  by a commenter resident overseas – Barbados Underground @David We have to accept facts and reality. I am and always will be a PROUD Bajan. ALWAYS. –Bajanabroad But facts are facts. We have not done nearly enough to remodel the mindset of our people and our economy

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Anti-intervenors Bill

Grenville Phillips

The Electric Light and Power (Amendment) bill, just passed in the House of Assembly, and is now in the Senate. The intent of the Bill appears clear, and the responses of our Parliamentarians during its passage seem to confirm that intent. The intent appears to prevent expert intervenors (objectors) from frustrating the Government’s efforts from collecting more taxes. Government collects

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