Category Archives: Blogging

Time to Build Barbados Silicon Valley

Four transformational truths are Timing, Innovation, Strategy and Collaboration – The Elements of Transformation Strategy There is the proven that individuals and businesses who continually adapt to the environment in which they operate will likely succeed. If we try to fit how the local public sector has been managing its business compared to the private sector and the world it

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Senator Rawdon Adams Sobering Intervention in the Debt Restructure Debate

The blogmaster followed with interest the debate in the Upper House on the Debt Holder (Approval of Debt Restructuring Bill, 2018) on the 17 October 2018. The contributions of Senators Caswell Franklyn, Crystal Drakes and Crystal Haynes were instructive and generally accorded with the view of the blogmaster. The blogmaster however was impressed with several of the points made by

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No Time for Propaganda Mia!

A couple days after Prime Minister Mia Mottley delivered an address to the nation with the Attorney General Dale Marshall in attendance- we have been informed that Dr. Kevin Greenidge, the Barbadian IMF economic advisor on secondment will provide an update on the BERT Program at 11AM. The blogmaster has promised not to bare the knuckles with heavy critique of

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Will the “Island of Heroes” Deliver an “Heroic” vote for the CCJ on 6 th November?

Submitted by DAVID A. COMISSIONG, Attorney-at-Law and Son of the Caribbean Community A national Referendum on the issue of whether a Caribbean nation should disengage from the British Privy Council and accede to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the nation’s highest appellate Court is more than just a vote about a court of law!  Rather, it is a

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BLP and DLP Laughing at We

“Eternal Vigilance is the price of democracy” Thomas Jefferson In recent days the blogmaster has been reflecting on the fact professionals in Barbados that have accrued questionable track records do not seem to suffer reputational and career damage. What triggered the reflection? Thousands of innocent Barbadians whose only ‘crime’ was that they trusted successive governments to properly manage the affairs

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The Grenville Phillips Column – No Need to be Scared

The PM is reportedly scared of hurricanes, earthquakes and automatic weapons.  She is wise to fear such things.  Fortunately, she is the one person in Barbados that can actually do something to minimize the risks from all three. As Minister responsible for building regulations, she should be aware that Barbados has the unenviable distinction of being perhaps the only country

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – A Time to Discount!

Discounting has always been a sensitive subject in the tourism industry and I seriously doubt that will change in the foreseeable future. As a British based tour operator for twelve years our company never discounted a single holiday, except as an incentive to encourage early booking and even more important, early payment. We are talking about a time when commercial

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