Category Archives: BU

Adrian Loveridge Column – Governments Should be Working Together

As more and more tourism businesses indicate they are re-opening, hopefully over the next few weeks, our policymakers and planners will instigate a single source reference website or other social media platform to combat the mass confusion and speculation as to when our industry is ready and able to host locals and overseas visitors. Meanwhile, potential arrivals are left to

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Covid 19 and LIAT

It would appear that our citizens and residents will first have the option of travelling within the Caribbean, as and when Coronavirus restrictions are lifted. As we are now in the traditional prolonged softer summer season, it also appears to be more logical that our tourism planners and policymakers will focus, at least part of their efforts on promoting this

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Virus Exposes Service Based Countries

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to soak up the resources for both under developed and developed countries. At the time of posting this blog the global medical community has been unable to inform about a vaccine. The blogmaster read the perspective of a leading Australian virologist recently where she opined that the world will have to live with the virus, in

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2019 Pulse Check up

The following blogs attracted the most comments based on the 1000 most recent comments. This simple measure as a barometer to gauge wider interest can be grouped by crime, economy, personality, international. The number 1 issue for the BU family is concern about the high crime rate and specifically the unprecedented number of murders in 2019. The official count as

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Monday Sermon – Final Encouragement

Dear All: We who are still in training can benefit from persons who were near the end of their training, and who wrote to encourage us from that perspective.  There are several examples from the Old Testament, but only one from the New Testament, namely Simon Peter. Peter knew that he would be killed, having been warned of this by

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Sweet Sunday Sermon – Thoughts on Psalm 22 – part 1

Submitted by Dr. GP Psalm 22 describes the sufferings of the Lord Jesus on the cross under three headings Psychological Physiological Pathological These are followed by a Praise section in this Psalm The emotional or Psychological suffering of Jesus is described in the first 16 verse of Psalm 22, and  mirrors the reports of Matthew 26:39; Matthew. 27:39-44; Mark 15:29,

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Fighting For Holidays

Youth violence has always been with us. According to the Biblical account, Cain (Adam and Eve’s first-born son) killed his younger brother, Abel. Even the intervention of God Himself, who counselled Cain to overcome his anger, did not prevent Cain from killing his brother. Cain was jealous of his younger brother’s success. God explained to him that he would be

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Scientists to the Rescue!

Is this something Barbados authorities should be investigating? Should out of the box thinking be prioritized? Every year we have to endure the same process of a water prohibition because aquifers dry up. How do we improve the situation? A man built a homemade machine to bring endless water to the Bahamas. You already know the science By Leah Asmelash,

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Defence of Triviality

The frequently uttered assertion that “Barbados’ libel laws are archaic” betrays not only a pardonable ignorance of the provision of the relevant local statute that, over two decades ago, abolished the distinction between the action for slander and the one the for libel, thereby conflating them into a single action for defamation; but also involves making an unwarranted comparison with

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A Time to Clasp Hands

  Time has changed. What have changed along with time? Redistribution of income. Non enforcement of Laws. High levels of unemployment. Justice system constipated Lack of responsibility by key sectors of Society. – Vincent Codrington A recurring narrative in Barbados fuelled by an unprecedented number of murders recorded at the mid-year is the idea the political directorate has the solution.

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Bank Fees and YOU!

The following was submitted by a member of the BU family who requested to not mention their name – David, blogmaster “Rather than justice for all, we are evolving into a system of justice for those who can afford it. We have banks that are not only too big to fail, but too big to be held accountable.”  – Joseph

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Fighting Corruption at the Port Authority and Grantley Adams Airport

Several times this blogmaster has listened to Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith share with the public his perspective that corruption at our ports of entry is a big reason illegal guns enter the island. Every time Griffith makes the statement, trade unionists feel compelled to defend the public workers fingered.  Griffith has been targeted in his criticism by naming the

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