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Implode Hilton, Rebuild Hilton THEN Sell Hilton

The following article by Afra Raymond about state owned hotels is timely because of the government of Barbados decision to dump the Barbados Hilton for USD80 millions -it is being whispered. The point Afra raises about the need for disclosure of the agreements between government and the hotel management company in the public interest fuels […]

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Shame on the Three Blind Mice of the Caribbean Community

All over the world today, the United States Department of State and the US’s billionaire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (former CEO of the rapacious American multi-national oil corporation Exxon Mobil) are gleefully boasting about the coup that they pulled off in engineering the so-called “Lima Group of States” (inclusive of the CARICOM states of […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Déjà vu All Over Again?

The title of today’s essay is usually credited to the US baseball player, Yogi Berra, a sportsman more celebrated perhaps for the quirkiness of his expressions than for his exploits on the field, even though he was certainly no slouch there, winning more World Series rings than any other player in history. It was he […]

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Crime Will Destabilize Guyana if Modern Laws and Crime Fighting Measures are not Implemented Soon

NEW YORK: The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) is concerned about the inability of Guyana’s law enforcement authorities to arrest violent crime. Murders, shootings, armed robberies; domestic violence, rape, car-jacking, felonious assaults and other serious crimes are pervasive.  Sections of the population live in fear. Guyanese abroad fear being robbed when visiting Guyana. Pervasive […]

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CL Financial Bailout | Still No Freedom of Information Act Promised TEN Years Ago | Amendment to the Police Act is Coming Though!

The news that the Barbados government has reordered the CLICO business by establishing a new company with a general election a few weeks away makes the following Afra Raymond blogs timely. The challenge for Barbadians is we do not have the same leverage as Afra Raymond in Trinidad to go to Court to exact transparency […]

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The Yugge Farrell Story and the Rh Abuse of Political POWER and the ASYLUM!

There is the interesting case of a Vincentian woman by the name of Yugge Farrell who was sent to the psychiatric hospitable on 5 January 2018 to undergo two weeks evaluation because she reportedly ‘cuss’ Karen Duncan-Gonsalves, the wife of Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves. The backlink to the story- Yugge reportedly had a fling […]

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Donald Trump Declared Persona Non Grata

DECLARATION OF THE PEOPLE OF THE CARIBBEAN (A Declaration that was authored by the Pan-Africanist and Socialist popular forces of   the Caribbean nation of Barbados at Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday 13th January 2018, and   submitted to the people and civil society organizations of the Caribbean for their endorsement and adoption)   U S […]

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Guyana, the NEW Frontier

Submitted by The Mahogany Coconut Group A decade ago, many Guyanese living in the Diaspora, would have been negative about returning home. They feared mostly the racial and political tensions. Some sought to live in other Caribbean islands and were often accused of accepting lower wages than the workers in those countries. In many ways, […]

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National Environmental Policy (NEP) | What is Behind the Curtain

Submitted by Cathal Healy-Singh (Environmental Engineer, Public Interest Advocate, Advisor to Fishermen & Friends of the Sea, FFOS) comments on the August 2017 T&T draft of the National Environmental Policy (NEP) Trinidad. BU finds the comments by Healy-Singh contained in the 12 page document interesting and suggest similarly qualified individuals in the Barbados space similarly […]

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Accounting Firm Held Liable for Negligence

The split decision handed down recently by the Supreme Court of Canada (Deloitte & Touche v. Livent Inc. (Receiver of)  ) held the accounting house- albeit conditionally- responsible to extend a duty of care to clients. By negligently conducting the audit, and impairing Livent’s shareholders’ ability to oversee management, Deloitte exposed Livent to reasonably foreseeable risks, […]

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An Open Letter to the People of Jamaica on the Disgraceful Award of a National Honour to the President of the Dominican Republic

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of the Caribbean and President of the Clement Payne Movement (Barbados) My dear Jamaican Brothers and Sisters, I was recently appalled to learn that the Government of Jamaica– led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness– has conferred Jamaica’s Order of Excellence  on President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic. Any Jamaican […]

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The Slave in YOUR Mentality (Chapter III)

Submitted Ras Jahaziel Decolonizing the African mind has become the most urgent task that now needs to be done if there is to be any meaningful reparations. What will it take to accomplish this most sacred mission? It means curing the broken slave of TRUTH ALLERGIES.

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CIA is Monitoring the Caribbean

Submitted by William Skinner Mr Editor The following link provides very interesting reading. It probably shows why we don’t want a FOIA : Freedom of Information ACT . For those who think that the activities of agencies such as the CIA overlook the Caribbean, it should be interesting reading. Although many would probably consider it […]

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Concerns About CXC Grading

The following article is reproduced from the Jamaica Observer newspaper. The article resonates because it dispels the notion that concerns expressed in the Barbados space about CXC are misplaced. Many continue to question the integrity of the grading system and the public remains none the wiser. Discuss for 10 marks.   CXC HEADACHE BY JEDIAEL […]

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Address to the Nation By The Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Credit to Neil Holder, leader of the Barbados Integrity Movement for the copy. Fellow Dominicans, residents, Friends of Dominica… Daily over the past week we updated you on various aspects of our relief and recovery efforts. Two weeks ago I shared with you the broad outlines of our vision and plan going forward. This evening, […]

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Friends of Venezuela PRESS STATEMENT Denouncing LUIS ALMAGRO, Secretary General of the OAS

Kingston, Jamaica, October 13, 2017 PRESS STATEMENT WE DENOUNCE  LUIS  ALMAGRO’S LATEST  UNLAWFUL  INTERVENTION  IN  THE  AFFAIRS  OF  VENEZUELA Friends of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounce the actions of the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro, who, today — the 13th of October 2017 – in Washington DC in the United […]

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Caribbean Peace Conference Against War Mongering…

Submitted by Gerald A. Perreira, Organization for the Victory of the People (OVP), Guyana Bridgetown Declaration I recently attended the first Caribbean Peace Conference in Bridgetown, Barbados, October 6-7th, 2017. The theme of the Conference was : RESISTING  NUCLEAR  AND  ENVIRONMENTAL  DISASTER:  BUILDING  PEACE  IN  THE  CARIBBEAN. Attendees included representatives from Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, […]

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UWI, Cave Hill to LEAD the Charge to Revive Agriculture Sector

Professor Eudene Barriteau, Principal of the UWI, Cave Hill campus committed the Cave Hill campus to developing 30 acres of land that was donated to the university by the Edghills of Dukes plantation in St. Thomas a couple years ago. According to the report USD34 million will be spent to develop an agri-business creating 1500 […]

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