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Notes From a Native Son: For Whom the Bell Tolls, If Not for Thee?

Introduction: The natives are getting restless as the dark clouds descend, it is as if there is  an expectation of bad news. While ministers and their advisers, clearly out of their policy-making depths, struggle with a patchwork of policies initiatives, mainly around the exhausted tourism sector, the rest of government and the private sector is in lock down. People are

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CL Financial bailout – Really learning from the past

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.net:
I am responding to the points made by Central Bank Governor, Jwala Rambarran, in his 6 November speech to the T&T Coalition of Service Industries. This speech attempted to both re-affirm the Central Bank’s important role in our economy – …as the country‟s prime financial regulator, the Central Bank has an almost fifty year record…

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Did Johnson Kill Kennedy?

Submitted by Pachamama “For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” – JFK Everybody seems to remember a gloomy day on November 22nd 1963 when a volley of bullets rang out in Dallas

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DLP: Bajans Not Good Enough – Neither Can They Reach Jamaicans High Standards – Work Permits Therefore Necessary

You can excuse the DLP if it did not care to read the ‘National Strategic Plan 2005-2025. But Goal #6 of that document speaks, in part, to: “Branding Barbados Globally.” When you read it, you begin to understand why the demise of a Barbadian brand like Almond, is a national scandal. I suppose the same can be said about the

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The Integrity Account

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.net:
Having completed my four-part series [1, 2 & 3, 4] on what I termed ‘The Integrity Threat‘, I was intrigued by two recent public notices on the meaning of the Appeal Court’s recent activity on these matters. 6 October  – The Integrity Commission issued a Public Notice which was a clear statement by the Commission that…

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Notes From a Native Son: Unless We Create an Equal Society We Will Have Serious Social Problems

Introduction: Lawyers and public commentators in Barbados have now discovered the concept of human rights, but missing from public political and economic discourse is any reference to inequality, the moral foundation of a fair and just society. The nearest we come to any mention of inequality in public space is the flawed reference to so-called free education, which disciples of

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