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SEVEN DOLLARS FOR US$1?

THE BARBADOS ECONOMY is galloping from bad to worse with no effective plan from the Government to rein it in. Instead, the Freundel Stuart-led administration continues splashing around like a drowning man and blaming everyone for their predicament except themselves for their poor management of the economy. Meanwhile, noted...

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NUPW LEFT OUT

The Freundel Stuart Government has once again demonstrated that it cares little about public servants. It blanked the National Union of Public Workers from its recent discussions on the economic future of Barbados, as reported by Barbados TODAY. THE ISLAND’S LARGEST public sector union Monday accused Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of treating...

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PROPOSALS TOO PIECEMEAL

Economist Jeremy Stephen has dismissed the proposals to shore-up Barbados’ foreign exchange reserves. See interview below from Barbados TODAY. PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD by the Foreign Exchange Working Group of the Social Partnerships to help the Freundel Stuart administration shore up the dwindling foreign exchange reserves have been dismissed as “piecemeal”...

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ECONOMIC BURN

The ‘boy on the burning deck’ is at it again. Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick is again telling his Democratic Labour Party’s that their economic plan won’t work. The following is what he told  Barbados TODAY in an interview: TIME WILL TELL who is wrong and who is right! This was...

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Ready to lead from the front

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) has a clear plan with focused and decisive leadership to dig Barbados “out of the seemingly bottomless pit” it now finds itself. Leader Mia Mottley assured the private sector of this as she shared some of the party’s economic recovery proposals with them in...

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Mia’s plan for better health

BARBADOS’ HEALTH SECTOR will get an injection of practical solutions to reduce inequality and improve health care delivery. This medicine will be administered to ensure every Barbadian has universal access to quality health care and are no longer left to fend for themselves if they do not have enough...

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NIS ‘trouble’ ahead, says IMF

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) has warned the Freundel Stuart administration that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) could face a shortfall in funds if Government and state owned enterprises (SOEs) continues to pay the scheme late. The Washington-based institution also stressed that future shortfalls in NIS funds could result...

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Time to chart bold new course

The following is the Independence Day message from Mia Amor Mottley, Leader of the Opposition MY FELLOW BARBADIANS, happy Independence Day to each of you on this our golden anniversary. We are conscious that the ability to determine our sovereignty rested on the platform that we were given in...

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AN UNCOMPROMISING BLP TOWER

TYPICALLY, straightforward, unvarnished, honest, LIONEL SEYMOUR CRAIG, was the one who best captured his life. He said, “If I were to assess myself, I would say I am a person that has God’s richest blessings because I came from the Garden Land as a barefoot boy, went to school...