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Blurred Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Submitted by William Skinner In a recent post @TheoGazerts, suggested that my mirror image of our country, at this critical juncture, would be interesting. My mirror image of the country has not dramatically changed over the last fifty years. I still see an extremely conservative people, afraid of our past and extremely timid about our future. Too many are devoted

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Government Initiatives to Address Food Supply – The St. Barnabas Accord

Global supply

Russia’s war in Ukraine will disrupt commerce and clog up supply chains, slashing economic growth and pushing prices sharply higher around the globe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned Thursday….the 38-country OECD said that over the next year, the conflict would reduce gross domestic product (GDP) — the broadest measure of economic output — by 1.08 percent

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Pressing Ahead with Digital

Sagicor Digital Bank

In December 2021 Prime Minister Mia Mottley revealed the launch of a digital bank was imminent while delivering the 16th Patrick Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, Forging a Nation Confronting New Realities. Last week SAGICOR Financial Company Limited (SFC) announced that it will establish a fully digital commercial bank come June or July 2022 through an entity called Sagicor Bank (Barbados) Limited

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Prime Minister Mottley Delivers in Ghana

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley has called on Ghanaians to mark 7th September as Africa-Caricom Day. Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley was invited to participate in Ghana’s 65th Independence anniversary. To be expected she delivered a speech that has provoked discussion. Related Links: There cannot be first-class and second-class countries – Barbados Prime Minister Let’s

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CARICOM Statement on Ukraine

Originally posted on Caribbean Empowerment Blog:
CARICOM should defend world peace and not allow itself to become a tool of NATO warmongering By A. T. Freeman On the 13 February, CARICOM issued the following statement. “The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned by the on-going developments along the Ukraine border and calls on all parties involved to act responsibly and…

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More Money than Sand

money laundering

Submitted by Nathan Green Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has become a regional business hub in the Middle East. Behind the facade of respectability that Dubai has carefully cultivated over the years, the flow of illicit funds “has helped to fuel the emirate’s booming real estate market; enrich its

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Democratic and Barbados Labour Party Candidates 2018 vs 2022


Posted to Democratic Labour Party Candidates – 2018 vs 2022 Early this morning (very early) I posted my analysis of Barbados Labour Party candidates 2018 vs. 2022. Now it’s time to have a look at the candidates the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) fielded in 2018 and what they are bringing to the 2022 elections. I will not go over

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Say No to New US attacks on Cuba’s Independence

Submitted by Caribbean Network for Solidarity with Cuba (CNSC) It is now clear, beyond any doubt, that that the government of the USA and its spyagencies are planning a new attack on Cuba’s independence which is intended toinstigate violence and insecurity in that country on Monday 15 November. USlawmakers and government officials, including Brian Nichols, the Assistant Secretaryof State for

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Days Harvesting Peasants Over

Submitted by Nathan J Green The Vincentian ULP Government is out of control. With orders from above, unelected bureaucrats armed with arbitrary rules and no need to back them up stonewall and attack Vincentian citizens at every turn. Often bureaucrats and their minions are sent by the political hierarchy to harass and deliberately inflict financial and social damage on citizens

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Submitted by Nathon J Green No law if it conflicts with the rights of the citizens under the Constitution is legal. When the ULP, its Left-wing politicians, and unions blocked the road during the Roadblock Revolution. Ambulances were denied permission to take citizens to Kingstown hospital. As a result, people were dying; babies were born in ambulances, citizens were denied

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Gonsalves Struck in the Head, Who Next?

Ralph Gonsales struck in the head.

The report coming out of St. Vincent that a citizen felt emboldened to pelt an object at Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and in the process endanger his life and destabilize the country is reprehensible. We may have contrary political views but it does not mean we should disregard the fact Gonsalves’s Unity Labour Party (ULP) is a democratically elected government.

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