Category Archives: Barbados News

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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DeLisle Worrell Speaks to COVID-19

Reproduced with permission, the text of Dr. Delisle Worrell – former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – April 2020 newsletter: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has counselled countries around the world to implement four measures to minimise the risk of an explosive increase in cases of Covid-19. The measures are extensive testing, of persons who are judged to

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Remember the CURFEW Barbadians

Thanks to Kammie Holder the blogmaster highlights the following reminder to Barbadians. Let us all do our part to keep the virus contained – David Blogmaster BARBADOS: AG (Dale Marshall) stated – ALL businesses with a few exceptions are closed from Saturday March 28th at 8pm until April 15th to reduce human interaction and compel social distancing. The businesses permitted

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MAM1 + MAM2 = Business as Usual

(Office of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas) – Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis stepped away from the CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting on Wednesday to view first-hand a sustainable housing community that could be used as a model for the Government’s planned housing development project on Abaco. The Prime Minister toured the Villages at Coverley, a modern housing

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Drill Baby!

There has been a lot of chatter in the news lately about the large oil deposits found by Guyana.  Barbadians and Caricom neighbours  wish the South American republic well and must be concern about recent reports the deal with Exxon is a bad one. It is shocking that Exxon would seek such an exploitative deal in one of the Western

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