Category Archives: Opinion

Geopolitics and Spying on Friends (Satellites?)

Submitted by Kammie Holder David, does our Defence Force still get computers from the Chinese and other foreign governments? I remember in either 2016 or 2017 laptops were donated to our parliamentarians. Unfortunately, they were lapped up by our grateful  representatives with the most excitement like kids getting a candy treat. My concern was expressed and I was assured by

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Echoes of Delayed Responses: A Case for Human Rights in Barbados

Submitted by TK Butler-Intimate Partner Violence Survivor  Human Rights Advocate  Author & Activist @ Focus Barbados| Protect the Children JUSTICE DELAYED is justice denied. Barbados is becoming notorious for pushing matters under the rug for years, backlogged court cases, people remanded to jail and cases that don’t get called before the court until several years later, witnesses to cases being

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Cynthia Forde Do Your Job!

Submitted by Cherfleur Remember the Menendez Brothers who hacked their parents to death in California in 1986 and claimed it was a botched robbery then claimed sexual abuse by the father. Well! Elder abuse is very serious. It is not a game for ignoramuses especially when ex-wives and properties are involved. So Stephen Lashley gloated in the press on July

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Farmers Continue to Suffer Injustice: Elites Permitted to Exploit Contaminated Pegwell and Gibbons

The following is a WhatsApp message received from a BU family member. Discuss for 5 marks. David, Blogmaster This country is going to hell in a basket without serious intercession. We are seeing unprecedented despotism at work and spiritual ranglings that are not of the Father. Hiya guys are you aware that the land in Pegwell and Gibbon Boggs that

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Need to Share COVID 19 Cost

For decades, this week has traditionally marked the start of the critical winter season where visitor arrivals and occupancy soar and when many of our hotels and tourism enterprises achieve their most lucrative rates, which during normal times, significantly contributes to absorbing operational costs during the longer softer summer season. While the introduction of a Covid-19 vaccine has offered hope

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Who WE are as Bajans

Submitted by Tee White A new buzz phrase that seems to be in use by members of the current Barbados government is, “This is who we are” as Bajans or in the negative version, “This is not who we are”. Some version of this phrase was used 17 times in Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s address to the nation on the

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Improving Our Investment Climate

I want to return to the subject of implementing a single source website for prospective investors, especially those of a smaller scale, both from overseas and locally. Frankly, even for the most determined and tenacious, investing in Barbados remains a daunting task for virtually everyone when so much could be made easier, less time consuming and completed online. It starts

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Thinking Outside the Box: The New order of Doing Things

Submitted by Roslyn Shepherd Post Covid 19, we need to look at matters from a different perspective rather than rehash and complain about the scary economic and financial reality.  Big business is all about profit, not about the outlay of money without a future gain.  Against the contraction in business, banks will continue to sell off shares and/or downsize and move most

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Travel from Barbados to Select West African Countries and Back

Submitted by Roslyn Shepherd Demand for travel determines the servicing of routes by airlines. The pandemic has triggered economic hardship worldwide, failures and or downsizing of some airlines, and in the absence of a definitive end to the effects of the pandemic, an on-going contraction in the demand for travel. This is bad news for Barbados whose economy is tourist

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