Category Archives: Politics

The Grenville Phillips Column – Will the Honest Barbadian Please Stand Up?

Well done to our Pan American games athletes.  Many gave impressive performances and qualified for the final of their events.  They have demonstrated that they are internationally competitive.  To improve their training and attend other competitions, our athletes need funds.  So, how can we support them? One method is for the public to invest in the development of our athletes. 

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Transparent Incompetence

Press Release issued by leader of Solutions Barbados, Grenville Phillips II There is a refreshing amount of transparency with the current administration.  Unfortunately, it seems to be used as part of a public relations campaign rather than to improve public policies.  The passage of the Data Protection Bill last week is a recent example. The national organizations representing: doctors, lawyers,

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Senator Caswell Franklyn of the Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development Exposes a Big Problem

Senator Caswell Franklyn of the People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PPDD) shared the following email (email addresses were redacted from the email) with the blogmaster. The contents of the email is not new and there is no need for the blogmaster to be prolix except to say-  trivializing the process of law making exposes AND compromises the governance system.

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Ineffective Opposition Has Given Rise to a De facto Dictatorship

Since the shellacking the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) received at the polls in the last general election held on the 24 May 2018, the citizenry has had to make do with a contrived opposition.  The Reverend Joseph Atherley who presented himself as a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate was influenced by a divine intervention- the blogmaster suspects- when the 30-0

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Former Minister Maxine McClean Blisters Government’s Decision to Write-off VAT Monies Owed to Taxpayers

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Leader of Government Maxine McClean and Leader of government business in the last administration made a very interesting contribution to the radio talk show Brasstacks on the 8 August 2019. Her contribution severely criticized government’s decision to write-off penalties, interest owed on VAT in the 1996 to 2000 period and a waiver of

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Welcome to Our Police State

Barbados hosts a significant number of visitors, from countries that are serious about protecting their citizens’ personal information or data.  In Barbados, their data can be held by Government agencies, and every business that records any information about its customers. To facilitate international trade, Barbados needs to have a Data Protection law that makes selling or sharing someone’s personal data,

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson Promises to BREXIT!

1518:15 Boris Johnson to chair first cabinet on Thursday That finishes our coverage of Boris Johnson’s first day as prime minister. It came with the biggest ever clear out of cabinet without a change of party in power. BBC political editor Laura Kuensberg said it was “not a reshuffle it’s a new government”.  Tomorrow, Mr Johnson chairs his first cabinet

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