Category Archives: Politics

The Grenville Phillips Column – The Incurable Disease

We are now in BERT Phase 3.  After the IMF’s recent assessment of the previous phases, the result of the BERT severe austerity program is foreseen – the BLP administration will meet the IMF’s targets. To reduce government spending, the trend of laying-off persons will continue as planned.  To reduce the transfers to government corporations, we will be forced to

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The legal Profile of Artificial Intelligence

If a person purchases a driverless car for their own use and properly maintains it, it would be unfair to fault them for any accidents when the vehicle is supposed to independently drive itself…Madeline Roe – (2019) 60 Boston College Law Review 315, 343. Driverless cars…appear to be the way of the future. They can create efficiency, change people’s quality

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VENEZUELA VERSUS THE CRIMINAL, NEO-FASCIST REGIME IN WASHINGTON – NEXUS FOR THE END OF AMERICAN GLOBAL FINANCIAL SUPREMACY AND IMPERIUM

Submitted by Pachamama For decades we in the Caribbean, misguidedly so, have been living under a false presumption that our here and dear homeland was ‘a zone of peace’. We well remember those homilies as oft repeated by generations of the political elites, as if mantra, but not at all well-based in truism. These thinly-veiled falsities have been laid bare

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Appropriation Bill and Estimates 2019 Debate

The government has introduced a new format to debating the 2019 Appropriations Bill. Ministers of the respective ministries and support staff will be questioned by members of parliament. It is early days how the new format will improve government, however, it must be said that hearing directly from government officials is a refreshing change from the annual humdrum of ministers

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IMF Gives Green Light to BERT BUT…

The blogmaster must be honest and admit that the reform and structural changes required to transform the Barbados economy and society will have its negative impact. No austerity program can be rolled out without negatively affecting people. Unless one is rabidly partisan or dishonest it is obvious the work rate of the BLP government is much higher than that of

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