Barbados

  • Cassava industry to be revitalized

    revitalized BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A revitalised cassava industry will generate benefits for human and animal nutrition, food security and the development of value added products. This is the assurance of Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr. David Estwick as he spoke on the expansion of this project. He outlined that since 2008, work has been ongoing…

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  • Myrie put off Barbados for good

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Although she waged a battle against the Barbadian government and won, Jamaican Shanique Myrie vows never to return to Barbados. The 25 year old said she is too scarred by the March 14, 2011, experience when she attempted to enter the Caricom country upon invitation of a friend for a two-week visit. “I wouldn’t go back,…

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  • In Defence Of Barbados?

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – There has been significant criticism of the Barbadian government and its agents (immigration officials), in light of the Shanique Myrie case. There is some justification for this response in light of similar experiences recounted to me during the five months I spent doing fieldwork in Barbados as part of my PhD research. But in all of this,…

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  • Let cooler heads prevail: Support CARICOM

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A NUMBER of Barbadians continue to be furious about the recent ruling in the case involving Jamaican Shanique Myrie and the Barbados Government. Over the past week, several of them have vented their anger with the decision, even going so far as to beseech the authorities in this country to limit Barbados’ involvement in CARICOM, which many…

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  • ‘Hassle-free’ travel a concern

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night voiced concern about the implications of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) recent ruling, saying an automatic six-month stay for CARICOM nationals visiting Barbados would attract the unemployed and criminals. However, he told Barbadians to respect the ruling in the Shanique Myrie case, saying Barbados was not “any banana, plantain or…

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  • Consensus turns into firm action

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – SOME INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS are occurring in the Middle East that could see a thawing of relations with Iran and Syria and ultimately a realignment of United States strategic interests in that region. However, Israel seems perplexed by this change as its arch-rivals are mending fences with the United States. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently aired his grievances…

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  • ‘Support CARICOM’

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P. J. Patterson is urging CARICOM members to fully support the initiatives afforded by the agreement. Speaking during his delivery of 18th edition of the Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on Tuesday night at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the Cave Hill Campus, Patterson spoke to the importance of the…

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  • Barbados would not be the same without the UWI

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- No one today can imagine Barbados without the UWI. This was the view expressed recently by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Professor Beckles recently argued that “modern Barbados is as much the creation of the UWI, as any single factor”. “The role of this campus in the…

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  • IMF warns of tourism pain

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A top official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says tourism in the Caribbean and Barbados could be hit hard if the shutdown of the United States government, now in its second week, drags on. Thomas Helbling, advisor to the IMF’s research department, told the MIDWEK NATION yesterday that once consumers in the United States become more…

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  • Resuscitating a dying Community

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – “…[T] he full extent of the right is that both entry and stay of a Community national must not only be “definite”, but also “hassle free” or without harassment or the imposition of impediments. These are essential elements of that right…” per CCJ in Myrie v Barbados [2013] – (para. 63) In our view, the major significance…

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