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Countdown to the End of Barbados’ IMF Program

Government will be forced to decide the fate of Barbados very soon as the decision to enter into another International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme will be publicly known in some days ahead. In my analysis the Prime Minister may seek to table the proposed changes in legislation before September 30th 2022. In the press conference hosted by the PM she

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Failing Recurring Crime Fighting Tactics

Barbados is currently experiencing another crime wave and to be expected it is being politicized which is part of the problem. How does the crime problem get fixed if family members and friends protect the criminals? Same people who were responsible for giving birth to the very monsters terrorizing the country? This is an oversimplification of the problem to make

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Is There a Link Between Covid 19 and Excess Deaths in Barbados?

For some time anyone who dared to question the possibility of excess Covid 19 deaths were ridiculed by establishment opinion. However, there are a number of analyses being shared to encourage questions about higher than normal death rates because of Covid 19 in working age people. In Barbados there is definitely a worry of elderly people dying reportedly because of

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AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum 2022 – Closer Ties a Must

The ongoing pandemic has given impetus finally to governments in the region assigning additional resources to improving food security. Barbados in the period has been developing a closer relationship with Guyana and we have seen cooperation to increase black belly sheep production to satisfy local and some regional demand for lamb. There are additional initiatives we hope to see bear

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Politicians Make Promises and Tell Lies

From time to time the blogmaster retrieves the various manifestos shared over the years by the two main political parties in Barbados and it makes for interesting reflection. It is obvious the objective by the BLP and DLP is to baffle a gullible electorate. Have a read if you are a doubting Thomas – http://www.caribbeanelections.com/eDocs/manifestos/bb/blp_manifesto_2018.pdf.  The blogmaster was drawn page 30

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Update: The Scotland District Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project

The following is a report received on progress to develop the ‘challenging’ Scotland District – Blogmaster The Scotland District Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project got underway last Monday at Shorey Village St. Andrew. This project is being financed by a $230 million loan from EXIM bank of china.  This comes after the government spent the last two years investing millions

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Treat Your Body Like a Temple

A timely reminder from long time BU family member Bentley that it is important to make sensible decisions about our diet. Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian population Assuming the rights to health and healthy food as general assumptions, the Guide is an official document that addresses the principles and recommendations of a healthy diet for the Brazilian population, representing a

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The Plantation: An Innovation of Horror

Submitted by Steven Kaszab Strange thing is going  on in our market place. Since the event of the pandemic (still here going strong) the Third World has suffered along with the rest of us. Many 1st World Corporations had previously imported trillions of dollars from Asia, Africa and elsewhere, and this domestic, catastrophic strategy destroyed the manufacturing sector in the

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Government Jettisoned Sinking Fund Arrangement for 2018 Restructured Bonds

The quoted comment was posted to the blog From Private to Public – Cinnamon 88 to CLEARWATER BAY, a concern for taxpayers. It is a nugget of information – see blogmaster’s highlighted text – that has not registered in the BU space, however at this seemingly late stage it is a matter ripe for discussion. To be fair to government

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Central Banks: The Biggest “Scam” in Human History – How Blue Blood-Lines Still Seek to Control the Souls of Men

Submitted by Terence Blackett “Those who do not want to hear of ‘Conspiracies’ are those who are already a part of them…” (Anonymous) The first “Satanic Verses” was the ‘Constitution of the United States’. Many will be perturbed by this rather obsolescent poke at a document that is considered of a divine origin, however, before a single stone is cast

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Only Bout Hey

Submitted by Just Observing Only bout hey, can you rattle off a list of 40 supermarket items, but yet the supermarket total bill remains as high as ever. Only bout hey, can a utility take money to invest in its operations, and then look to take more money years later to invest in the operations it never invested in. Only

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The Donald Trump Effect – Conservatism Seeking Future Victories

Submitted by Steven Kaszab The American Republican Party may very well welcome back President Trump as Leader. Former President Trump has actually never left the leadership since this past election cycle. Many Americans hoped Trump would pass into the lecture cycle so many ex-legislators do, but people in the know surely believe that Trump will not leave the national stage

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