Category Archives: Opinion

Trapped by Financialzation

“The lost decade since the financial crisis is living up to that old adage that when you get economists in a room, you’ll get eleven opinions. The old guard is unable to explain to people just what on Earth is going on”– Grace Blakeley A pulse check of the level of debate concerning all matters affecting Barbadians in this space

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The Phartford Files: BCC Fast Becoming a Basket Case

Submitted by Ironside One scholarship! That is all the Barbados Community College (BCC) was able to garner in 2019! Not surprising, given the recent revelations regarding the ongoing scandalous performance of BCC nursing students in the regional nursing examinations. Well, the Mia Mottely administration has solved the nursing problem: Barbados will be importing nurses and nursing is to be removed

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Situation Normal – All Fouled Up

Last week, I visited the cargo port at Grantley Adams International Airport to receive computer equipment.  To clear it, I just had to pay $10.00 stamp duty.  As I reached for my wallet to pay, I heard those four familiar words that all Barbadians who interact with Government departments know all too well: “The system is down.”  Situation normal. They

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Global Monetary Reform: Is Mark Carney – Outgoing Governor of the Bank of England the Smartest Guy in the Room?

Submitted by Terence Blackett “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” may have a nice ring to it, however, an engagingly crucial question confronts the majority of us who depend upon jobs, wages, PAYE, bank accounts & all the miscellaneous hardware & software transactions required for daily use. For the UNBANKED and for those especially trying to skirt foreign exchange

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Former Central Bank Governor Road Map and Action Plan for Renewables a PRIORITY

Is it the fertile imagination of this blogmaster the urgency to implement an aggressive alternative energy strategy has gone off the boil since the Mottley government has taken office? All sensible people are supportive of an aggressive adoption of such a strategy for the several benefits discussed on BU’s pages and elsewhere. What is the latest? According to former Governor

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