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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Limitations of Airplay

The traditional calypso composition, with its penchant for the risqué expression and the saucy double entendre, not to mention the frequent boast of the performer’s substantial sexual prowess, always sails close to the edge of what may be considered permissible for airplay in these regional societies. These factors doubtless place the legal publishers of the material to the public, the

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Nation Newspaper Closes Comments Under Donville Inniss “Others Bribed” Article

Dear Owner of Barbados Underground I would appreciate it very much if you would allow a submission I wrote on the nationnews blog to be featured here. It has to do with the nationnews paper decision to close the comments section of their June 23rd article entitled, ”Others Bribed.” Although the nationnews paper has a right to close comments to

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Sagicor and Scotiabank Signal the Caribbean Market

The blogmaster received several messages yesterday from members of the BU family whicch highlighted two financial transactions choking local, regional and some internation newsfeeds. The decision by Scotiabank to shed operations in nine Caribbean islands should hardly be a surprise to those who make it a business to keep ears to the ground. The region has become a hot mess

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Media Sell out? – Is the Express an Objective Newspaper?

Open letter to Express editor Dear Editor-in-Chief Ms. Omatie Lutchman Lyder, Greetings. As a newspaper which claims to be “national,” the Express should be truthful and objective in its coverage of national events in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Readers have been observing that you have practically never published any news on the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) restructuring exercise

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