Category Archives: Media

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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The Grenville Phillips Column – A Special Place in Heaven

It is well known that worldwide, corruption is normally associated with Government’s procurement (purchasing) of products (goods and services). In its crudest form, Ministers of Government will tell businesses (including consultants) to increase their bills, and to secretly pay them the increase if they want the job. Businesses that participate in corruption tend to be too badly managed to successfully

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Cowards of the Highest Order

Some soldiers are so terrified of the horrors of war, that they intentionally harm themselves so that they can be transported away from the battlefield and receive priority medical treatment.  I am very sympathetic to soldiers who have been prematurely deployed to the battlefield.  A properly trained soldier has accepted the responsibility of defending citizens, which may require the ultimate

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Open Letter to Media Practitioners

 Submitted by an Anonymous blogger Journalism in Barbados is dead and unfortunately no one seems to know when it died. Was it one single event or a series of events? Perhaps we can point our fingers to defamation laws or perhaps we can point our fingers at the close ties between the media and the government or maybe it is

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