Tag Archives: FOIA

Tobago Sandals Roles

Afra Raymond continues the advocacy struggle on behalf of the people – Blogmaster This article will delve into the roles of the various officials and public Institutions who are responsible for this Tobago Sandals MoU. Information Approach This process followed the familiar pattern of information management, in which the ‘Underlying Commercial Arrangements’ are intentionally obscured, while other details are selectively

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CIA is Monitoring the Caribbean

Submitted by William Skinner Mr Editor The following link provides very interesting reading. It probably shows why we don’t want a FOIA : Freedom of Information ACT . For those who think that the activities of agencies such as the CIA overlook the Caribbean, it should be interesting reading. Although many would probably consider it “stale news”, I still think

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Private State?

In Privacy Pros and Cons, I considered the Parliamentary debate around the recent SSA Amendment Bill. Most of that debate seemed to be concerned with the limits on the rights of citizens to privacy, but my concern was that there was precious little comfort being offered in terms of the secret conduct of our public affairs. If we are to

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A Country In Waiting: Transparency Legislation Promised 1754 Days Ago and Counting

Barbadians were ready to change the government last general election for several reasons, an obvious third term lethargy at the top of the list. It did not stop the Opposition Democratic Labour Party (DLP) from promising the sky and the 7 seas. One platform promise which resonated and persuaded many Independents to vote DLP was Freedom of Information (FOI) and

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The Government And Opposition Party In Cahoots To Keep Transparency Legislation Off The Statute Book

The month of November seems appropriate to blog about transparency in government. Thirty plus years ago the Tom Adams led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) attempt to proclaim Integrity Legislation was still born. The incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government – led by the late Prime Minister David Thompson – promised Barbadians within 100 days of being elected Integrity and Freedom

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Do Not Touch Our Blasted NIS Money!

The taxpayers of Barbados have risen from their slumber this morning to the report that the NIS Board – headed by retired banker and talk show host Tony Marshall –  has been ‘briefed’ on the Four Seasons project by the Cabinet of Barbados and ‘ordered’ to relook its imminent investment decision. The Four Seasons project stalled when capital markets went

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US Lawmakers Invested In Airport Body-Scanning Machines Company, Guess Who Might Have Caused The Mess?

For many who have to travel frequently by air doing the mandatory security check has become the most disliked part of the journey. Gone are the days when you dumped your carryon in a basket, empty your pockets of coin and whizzed through airport security to your onward destination. Occasionally at the sound of a beep the attendant would manually

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