Daily Archives: November 6, 2006

HUGE NEWS: Barbados Opposition Leader Thompson Commits DLP To Integrity and Conflict Of Interest Legislation

DLP Commits To Integrity Legislation

According to The Nation News, DLP Leader David Thompson publically committed his party to the introduction of “…Integrity Legislation, Conflict-of-Interest Laws, a Contractor-General and Services Audits.”

THIS IS BIG NEWS

We will be writing more on this later this evening, but for now, we just wanted to get this up. Here are excerpts from The Nation News article (full article link here) …

DLP: Beware morality mask

by WADE GIBBONS

DO NOT BE FOOLED by Prime Minister Owen Arthur’s recent “high ground” on issues of morality in society, says Opposition Leader David Thompson.

Instead, the St John MP has advised Barbadians to closely examine the goings-on in the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government and the type of individuals it has been attracting.

Speaking yesterday at the formal nomination of his colleague, St Michael North-West candidate Chris Sinckler, at Ellerslie Secondary School, Thompson said Arthur’s utterances on morality in Barbados would come to naught until he established moral direction in his own Government.

The DLP leader said there were no minimum standards in the BLP, and a common thread ran through those who had left the DLP to “feather their nests” in the BLP.

He suggested late BLP stalwart and former Prime Minister Sir Harold St John had to be turning in his grave at the new BLP and the “political flotsam and jetsam” which had floated through its door.

Thompson said the time was right for integrity legislation, conflict-of-interest laws, the introduction of a contractor-general and services audits.

He added the DLP was committed to the introduction of such laws.

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Steve and Lili Sailing Around The World – 1st Stop Barbados

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30 Years Of Barbados Surfing

Steve has been surfing Barbados for 30 years. Now retired, he and his wife Lili are sailing around the world in their 48 footer. You can visit their blog (link here) and also tune in to their broadcasts on Radio Margaritaville (link here).

And like Steve always says… “If you have to ask where Margaritaville is… then you’ve never been there.”

Good Luck Lili & Steve! Doan forget to email us once in a while.

Photo: Steve is the one without the tan.

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Brother, Can You Spare A Dime For Barbados?

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

They used to tell me
I was building a dream.
And so I followed the mob
When there was earth to plow
Or guns to bear
I was always there
Right on the job.
They used to tell me
I was building a dream
With peace and glory ahead.
Why should I be standing in line
Just waiting for bread?

Once I built a railroad
I made it run
Made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad
Now it’s done
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once I built a tower up to the sun
Brick and rivet and lime.
Once I built a tower,
Now it’s done.
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Excerpt from the Bing Crosby song: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

Will The Borrowing Ever Stop?

Barbados Borrowing US $65 Million

Barbados will soon be going to the international capital markets to secure a U.S 65-million-dollar loan to shore up its foreign reserves. The loan is to be negotiated with Deutsche Bank International.

Speaking on this Sunday’s edition of The People’s Business, Minister of Economic Affairs and Development Mia Mottley says the amount will not place any greater debt burden on the country…

Chavez Is Providing Cricket Cup Funds

Another $20 million from Venezuela is expected later to assist the Antigua-based airline LIAT, a struggling regional carrier owned by the governments of Antigua, Barbados, St. Vincent, and Trinidad…

Venezuela To The Rescue

THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT has announced that it will absorb US$3.4 million in fuel costs to avert a threatened shutdown of the Arawak Cement Plant.

Such a closure could have spelled disaster for Caribbean-wide Cricket World Cup infrastructure projects now under way, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Sanz told the WEEKEND NATION in an exclusive interview Wednesday night…

Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda…

Three years after Government sold the Barbados National Bank (BNB) to Trinidad interests, it has doubled its profits, become the largest lender on the island and responsible for nearly one-fifth of the overall profits of the entire Republic Bank Group…

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