Category Archives: Politics

People Waking Up


Barbados has officially joined the ranks of politically polarized societies. Like the fly on the wall the blogmaster has been observing the quality of debate on a myriad of issues and as a commenter on BU would describe it, the signal noise is deafening and the divisiveness is real. Permit the blogmaster be clear, citizens of a country giving vent

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Time for Budget is Now


Amid the din of Covid 19 noise muted calls from the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the United Progressive Party (UPP) for the government to deliver a ‘budget’ have gone largely unnoticed by the public. The blogmaster agrees given the comatose state of the local economy the call is justified. It is no secret the BLP inherited a sick economy

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Say No to New US attacks on Cuba’s Independence

Submitted by Caribbean Network for Solidarity with Cuba (CNSC) It is now clear, beyond any doubt, that that the government of the USA and its spyagencies are planning a new attack on Cuba’s independence which is intended toinstigate violence and insecurity in that country on Monday 15 November. USlawmakers and government officials, including Brian Nichols, the Assistant Secretaryof State for

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People do Things for a Reason

Submitted Paula Sealy Political people do political things for a reason Especially during the silly seasonTeachers your shepherd was all bout WildeyYour president … canvassing daily No Bee … but busy all through the PineOn Saturdays as early as nineWikie in Lascelles Terrace is baseBut he will learn to know his place Not too long before he retiresSince he’s a

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Infected by Political Opportunism


… Powah [power] is a funny thing. Persons we may otherwise have seen as rational and students of sound governance suddenly do the oddest of things. Isn’t this the ongoing crux of the NIS? And it happens frequently in the private sector too. Despite all the protestations, did ICBL get contracts which were facilitated? What else did they get? The

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Should the West Recognize New Rulers of Afghanistan?


Submitted by Steven Kaszab Most Global Powers are reviewing a direct challenge, a so called “Dare” to their administrations. Will these nations recognize The “Reformed” Taliban Administration in Afghanistan and work with them towards a mutual benefit? When America’s troops were flying away a few weeks ago the representatives of Asian Powers Russia and China were opening up shop in

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The Duopoly: BLP and DLP Must Step Up!

There is the saying he who plays the piper calls the tune. As it pertains to the political sphere, whether abroad or local – players with deep pockets who contribute to political parties expect when said party wins office, political contributions will covert to influence. There is enough evidence in post independence Barbados to agree. In May of 2018 the

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I Want 50, I Want 100, I Want 2000 …We Want Nunthing but Trust

Submitted by Whisper Back in February 2021, according to Acting Prime Minister, Santia Bradshaw, a regional company tried to secure one million “non-existent” AstraZeneca vaccine doses through a Florida-based company for $10.2 million US dollars from a legitimate manufacturer for the government of Barbados, in a deal that did not include Barbados taxpayers money.Acting Prime Minister, Santia Bradshaw briefly outlined

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Difficult Conversations – Open Letter to All Members of Parliament

Dear Parliamentary Representatives of the People of Barbados: I feel compelled to write you this open letter, since you plan to make Barbados a Republic within three months, and no fair discussion of this issue is allowed in our traditional media. MAKING PROMISES. When we make promises, we exchange something valuable if we break them. That something, is our integrity.

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