Category Archives: Barbados News

NO, NO, NO – CHILDREN ARE NOT ADULTS

BU’s inbox has been inundated in the last 24 hours with requests to sign a petition calling for justice in the matter involving Demarco Gibbs who was beaten by for minors. Unfortunately the injuries sustained by Demarco left him brain dead. The following words contained in the change.org petition reported to have secured 10,000 signatures at recent count caught the

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Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is Dead

On behalf of the blogmaster and BU household our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late former prime minister Owen Seymour Arthur. Barbados Government Information Service 16 m · Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur, passed away earlier today at 12.26 a.m. Starting today, Monday, July 27, due to the passing

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Donville Inniss Denied!

On January 16, 2020, a jury in the Eastern District of New York found Donville Inniss (“Mr. Inniss”) guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h), and two counts of substantive money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(2)(A). Mr. Inniss now moves for a judgment of acquittal on all

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Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine…

Submitted by CARIBBEAN AGAINST APARTHEID IN PALESTINE [CAAP] Media Release This month Israel’s Government plans to formally steal large swathes of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, culminating decades of gradual de facto annexation through the appropriation of land, forcible displacement of the Palestinian population, and the transfer of an Israeli settler population into the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Israel is only able to

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Is Bridgetown Dying?

Submitted by Roslyn Stanherd The haphazard approach to the ‘development’ of Bridgetown has robbed it, not only of character but of foot traffic. Too often landmarks/enterprises are closed without the certainty of a replacement. The Waterfront Café which closed in March is a classic example. It had character and ambiance that was unrivalled on the island. Though not its first

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Leroy Parris Arrested

On the 22 June 2020 the Nation newspaper published a story with the headline $35m ICBL deal in works. #donvilleinniss On the 24 June the media reported that former Chairman of CLICO Holdings was being questioned by police.  He has since been charged with fraud and released on bail. #corruption While some people love to do crossword puzzles, the BU

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Beware the Trojan Horse @Ministry of Education

  One of the many observations made about the “useless” Auditor General reports is that the obvious corruption exposed private sector players to have been involved in questionable government contracts. Regrettably malfeasance in public office is endemic to how many governments govern in the region. Some will say it is the lure that attracts members to the political class. In

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Dr. Jerry Emtage Has Many Faces

The blogmaster will not offer an introductory comment except to state the following. Watch the short video of well know urologist Dr. Jerry Emtage. View this post on Instagram We sat down for a chat with Dr. Jerry Bruce Emtage, a Consultant Urologist in the Department of Surgery, to hear his views on Barbados' response to the COVID-19 pandemic thus

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Attorney General Dale Marshall Delivers Police (Amendment) Bill, 2020

  We take note that the Police Act only speaks to a single Deputy Commissioner of Police, and it is, therefore, to be regretted that the required amendment did not take place in advance of this confirmation. Dale Marshall, Attorney General To the credit of Senator Caswell Franklyn of the People’s Party for Democracy and Development  an amendment to the

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Revisiting CUBANA 455

Submitted Caleb Pilgrim Assassins and murderers ply their craft every day. Motive, means and opportunity vary, but from the victims’ perspective, the outcome is usually the same. May 23, 2020, would have been two years since the passing of a certain Luis Posada Carriles in Hollywood, Florida, USA. Perhaps a younger generation might not know, far less care, who he

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Local Microbiologist Calls for Curfew to be Extended to 28 Days

The following comment was posted by local microbiologist Dr. Robert Lucas to another blog – Bajans Jettison Social Distancing for Cheek by Jowl. The blogmaster regards it as one of the most important points shared on Barbados Underground since the status of COVID 19 was elevated by Prime Minister Mia Mottley. David, Barbados Underground Let me repeat what I have stated

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COVID 19 Dilemma!

Edited 4 April 2020 (2.02PM) Dear David King: I would like to signal my intention to take future action that may be construed as an attempt to break the Barbados curfew law on Wednesday 08 April 2020. I respectfully request that the arresting officers wear protective masks. I do not wish to be infected by them. My point, is that

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COVID 19 Food Disbursement System Required

Submitted by Dr. Margaret Brito The Government of Barbados should immediately create an emergency food disbursement system that would deliver free food directly to people’s houses free of cost and would continue for the duration of the lockdown. The government needs to utilize every resource at its disposal to ensure that citizens can successfully live through this lockdown, this period

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Solutions Barbados COVID-19 Survival Plan

I did not know what to make of last night’s [1 April 2020] announcement. We continue to treat this COVID-19 as a political exercise. However, it seems to have finally dawned on someone that their political games will have fatal consequences. Last night, the Government finally admitted what was obvious to everyone. They stated: “We therefore need to formulate a

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