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The George Brathwaite Column - Hard Ears You Wouldn't Hear!

Barbados has its colloquialisms, traditions, and high expectations regarding the provision of quality services and public goods. Barbadians expect focus on the key areas of: health, housing, transportation, education and poverty. 1,156 more words

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Re-emergence of Potholes|Leading From the FRONT

Those of us who experienced the Barbados of the 70s and 80s participated in the transformation of an agrarian economy to service based. We can debate if successive governments have erred by deprioritizing agriculture and manufacturing by giving the international business/offshore sector pride of place to pay the bills. 523 more words

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Time to REMOVE the VAT

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan

Now that the dust has settled regarding the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) I would like to add my two cents to the debate. 318 more words

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Solutions Barbados' Response to the S&P Downgrade - The Death Spiral

As expected, Standard & Poor’s downgraded Barbados’ sovereign credit rating yet again, this time to CCC.  As long as the DLP continues to follow their developmental philosophy of high taxation, then further downgrades and eventual currency devaluation are certain.  766 more words

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Trapped in Freundel’s World

Barbados suffered ANOTHER downgrade from S&P Global credit rating agency – long-Term local currency rating to ‘CCC’; ‘CCC+’ Foreign; Outlook Negative. Follow the link to understand the definitions of the S&P credit ratings.   520 more words

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The Grenville Phillips Column - Support our National Champion

The Hon Christopher Sinckler is Barbados’ Minister of Finance.  He has a most challenging responsibility.  He must consider competing interests and prioritize the spending of limited funds.  846 more words

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Economist Marla Dukharan’s Advice to Barbados, ‘Pick Your Poison’

It is the opinion of BU the resonance of economist Marla Dukharan’s with the local population is not because she brings any fresh analysis to the fore. 656 more words

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