Category Archives: Barbados News

CCJ Dismisses Appeal of the Estate of Marjorie Ilma Knox v John Vere Evelyn Deane and others

The feud between the Knox and Deane families spans decades. Several of the protagonists et al have crossed have shuffled off this mortal coil. The one good the matter has presented is to give the Caribbean Court of Appeal (CCJ) another opportunity to ridicule the supine nature of our justice system. May this matter rest. Media Release – CCJ Dismisses

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COVID 19 Update – Well Done Bajans!

Encouraging signs are to be seen of late from trending reflected on the Barbados Covid 19 Situation Report. Yesterday recorded 9 reported positive cases with the positivity rate falling below 2%. Compared to Jamaica, Bermuda and The Bahamas to use three regional examples of service economies highly dependent on traffic from outside of country, Barbadians, including the government have done

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Don’t Mess with Our Children

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (friendly version) states at number 19 heading among other others of equal importance that: Protection from Violence – Governments must protect children from violence, abuse and being neglected by anyone who looks after them. UN Convention on the rights of the child In recent days Barbadians have been expressing outrage in response

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Murder Statistics 2020

Data/information collated/prepared by Amit@caribbeansignal.com. There were at least 42 murders in Barbados last year. Under normal circumstances, I publish murder stats on a monthly basis (I have data going back to 2017). However, COVID-19 analysis kept me busy for most of last year, and I quickly lost track of 2020 murders. This post remedies that and looks at all of

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NIS Virus

Barbados Underground has been exhaustive in its prosecution of the mismanagement of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Government after government has mismanaged the Scheme. The issues range from faulty governance practices, late production and availability of actuarial reports, updated certified audited financial statements, appointment of incompetent individuals to the board, questionable IT decisions, questionable investment decisions… As usual, taxpayers are

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Crypto Racism in Barbados EXPOSED

This video raised its ugly rh head in Barbados last evening. The more discerning among us are aware racism and bigotry are unwelcome human characteristics present everywhere humans exist. We accept human beings are imperfect creatures. However, it does not mean when these unsavoury qualities show its ugly head that civil society should not promote relevant policies and other measures

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Donville Inniss Sitting Alone in the Dock

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim Dear Blogmaster: Re Inniss, a reasonable person might acquaint himself with any relevant rules of engagement.   Such rules will inevitably vary from jurisdiction (e.g Barbados)  to jurisdiction (e.g Florida or New York).   But, familiarity with them can be instructive if not edifying.  It can even save the inattentive and the unwary aggravation in terms

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Geopolitics and Spying on Friends (Satellites?)

Submitted by Kammie Holder David, does our Defence Force still get computers from the Chinese and other foreign governments? I remember in either 2016 or 2017 laptops were donated to our parliamentarians. Unfortunately, they were lapped up by our grateful  representatives with the most excitement like kids getting a candy treat. My concern was expressed and I was assured by

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Farmers Continue to Suffer Injustice: Elites Permitted to Exploit Contaminated Pegwell and Gibbons

The following is a WhatsApp message received from a BU family member. Discuss for 5 marks. David, Blogmaster This country is going to hell in a basket without serious intercession. We are seeing unprecedented despotism at work and spiritual ranglings that are not of the Father. Hiya guys are you aware that the land in Pegwell and Gibbon Boggs that

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Fourth Review – IMF’s Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for Barbados

Reproduced from the IMF Website – David, Blogmaster December 9, 2020 The Executive Board of the IMF concluded the fourth review of the IMF’s extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Barbados. The completion of the review allows the authorities to draw SDR 65 million (about US$94 million). Access under the extended arrangement has been augmented by SDR

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54 Not Out

On the 54th anniversary of our Independence as it is referred to signify the slashing of our navel string from former empire, several issues floated around the fertile mind of a lowly blogmaster about what to blog. We will read, listen view the usual scripting by program directors at the media houses. Barbadians everywhere will share on social media platforms

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UNEMPLOYMENT Fund is Broke, Time for Straight Talk Chairman Leslie Haynes

The following was posted as a comment by Walter Blackman to the Walter Blackman’s Political Insights blog – David, Blogmaster Based on the link to the NIS investments, provided by NorthernObserver, all BU readers can now sing from the same Hymn sheet – see link https://www.nis.gov.bb/investments-2/ Here are the facts, and the questions to be asked: The unemployment Fund is broke.

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