The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Barbadian Miscellany II

Last Monday’s delivery of the so-called “mini-Budget” by the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs has served to shift, ever so subtly, the national discourse from the analysis and interpretation of constitutional provision to that of the optimal recourse out of the economic morass in which we have found ourselves. Now relegated to the pages of

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Senator Caswell Franklyn Fired from the Nation Newspaper

The blogmaster regrets to share the news that Senator Caswell Franklyn was dismissed this week (12 June 2018) from the role as a columnist at the Nation Publishing Company. Senator Franklyn has established a reputation as a  social commentator who is never afraid to challenge kith or kin. One would have thought given the paucity of Opposition in the House

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Bitter Medicine with a Smile

This first budget provided all of us with the Government’s priorities during economically challenging times.  They evidently consist of sustaining both people and businesses for as long as possible, while giving them bitter medicine with a smile. To be fair, this was the stated priority of the last administration during their budget speeches, but their medicine was unpopular, and delivered

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A Matter of Interpretation

Today’s Barbados Advocate editorial should be of interest to the BU family – David, blogmaster For me, as a public legal scholar, one of the more gratifying aspects of the current politico-constitutional enigma owed to the unprecedented outcome of last month’s general election and its consequences, has been the eagerness of citizens generally to seek knowledge on and to discuss

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