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It Can’t Happen In Barbados, No Sir, I Tell You That Can’t Happen Here

Submitted by John Farmer How many times have I heard those words spoken? Then the person who I have been speaking with goes on to qualify his/her statement. “Here in Barbados, we have one of the highest literacy rates in the world. We have the third oldest parliamentary system in the Commonwealth with a democratic governmental system almost four hundred

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Open Letter to Vivian-Anne Gittens and the Nation Newspaper ABOUT Venezuela

PRESS RELEASE – CLEMENT PAYNE MOVEMENT Dear Ms Gittens, Approximately one week ago, you and your Nation Newspaper facilitated the staging of a Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) — a United States of America dominated association of media corporations and media owners. And as was to be expected, the IAPA utilized its

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The Unfolding Venezuelan Tragedy

Submitted by John E. Farmer On Sunday night 16th March 2014 I watched a program on CBC Television (The Peoples Business) in which the interviewer (Maureen Holder) was having a discussion with a representative of the Venezuelan Embassy in Barbados and Mr. David Comissiong. The subject was concerning the present situation of protests taking place in Venezuela against the Venezuelan

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About Venezuela

Submitted by Mirna S. Vegas de Hughes I am a daughter, I am a sister, I am a mother, I am a wife, I am a friend … I am a Bajan….but at this moment more than anything else I am a VENEZUELAN! Our friends may be asking themselves what’s up with all these FB posts, protests, candlelight vigils that

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Hugo Chavez Dead at 58

President Hugo Chavez succumbed to his battle with cancer today. His legacy will be remembered by Barbadians for an anti-American foreign policy posture and in our backyard the Petrocaribe agreement which many Caribbean islands signed are signatories. What is the implication for Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean. Relevant Link: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez dead at 58

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PetroCaribe:The Cat & Mouse Game

Former Minister of Social Transformation Hamilton Lashley was quoted in the media from his contribution to the current Estimates Debate, that against the backdrop of rising oil prices, Barbados should accept the President Chevez sponsored PetroCaribe deal. Funny that we can’t seem to remember Mr. Lashley shouting so loudly on this matter when he was on the government side. If

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