Mottley: Why IMF Terms Secrecy?

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley wants to know why the fact that Barbados will not earn a loan from the World Bank unless it enters into an International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement was hidden from the entire population until Thursday night. Read more of this post

Barbados Economy On Right Path

No stimulus package. No budget. Read more of this post

Cocaine Smuggler Elected Suriname President

Lawmakers in Suriname have elected the former military strongman and convicted cocaine smuggler, Desi Bouterse, who previously seized power in two coups, as President. Read more of this post

Australian PM Announces Snap Election

Australia’s new prime minister has announced snap elections to be held next month. Read more of this post

Chavez Accuses US Of Military Moves During World Cup (2010)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused US forces Friday of making nefarious moves in places like Iran and North Korea as the World Cup captures the attention of fans around the globe. Read more of this post

FIFA Jack Warner Keeps His Two Jobs

Austin ‘Jack’ Warner will hold on to both his job in the Trinidad and Tobago Cabinet and his position on the executive of world football governing body, FIFA. Read more of this post

World Cup Profiteers

On June 11, South Africans start partying like no time since liberation in April 1994, and of course it is a huge honor for our young democracy to host the most important sporting spectacle short of the Olympics. Read more of this post

Cameron: “I Will Enpower UK Jews”

David Cameron this week (Thursday5th April 2010) insisted a Conservative government would do “much more to protect and empower the Jewish community” and described learning about his Jewish ancestors as one of the highlights of his year. Read more of this post

Nicolas Sarkozy Threatened To Pull Out Of Euro Over Greece Row

The French President slammed his fist on the table while making the threat to tear to apart the EU last Friday at a crisis summit of euro zone leaders, diplomatic sources have confirmed. Read more of this post

PM David Thompson Not Well

Prime Minister David Thompson is ailing and in recent weeks, has undergone tests in Barbados and New York to identify the cause of the illness. Read more of this post

Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua Is Dead

Nigerian leader Umaru Yar’Adua died late Wednesday at the Aso Rock presidential villa in the capital Abuja after a long battle with kidney and heart ailments. Read more of this post

Nigeria’s Cleric Express Optimism on President’s Health Status

The Chief Imam of the National Mosque in Abuja, Ustaz Musa Mohammed has said that President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua could not speak coherently when he led two other Islamic clerics on a visit to the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja weekend. Read more of this post

Nigeria: Rights Group Sues Yar’Adua’s Doctor Over Non-Disclosure Of The President’s Health Status

A civil rights organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, to compel the personal physician of ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua, Dr Salisu Banye, to release information on oath on the present medical condition of the President, in order to definitively decide whether he is capable of continuing to perform his public trust and constitutional responsibility as President. Read more of this post

CARICOM Describes Slavery As ‘a scar 400 years deep’

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have described the slave trade as a “scar 400 years deep” as the international community on Friday concluded a week of activities commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Read more of this post

Germany Unaware Of Greek Bailout

Germany’s Finance Ministry yesterday said it was not aware of any agreement by eurozone members to bail out heavily indebted Greece, and the EU’s executive said no such deal had been concluded. Read more of this post

Mia Perplexed, Underwhelmed and Confused Over Recent Thompson’s ReShuffle

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party has been left “underwhelmed” and confused by Prime Minister David Thompson’s announced Cabinet reshuffle last night. Read more of this post

Greece Could Sell Islands To Cut Debt – German MPs

Greece should consider selling some of its islands as one option to reduce debt, two members of the German parliament in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition said. Read more of this post

Owen & Mia Prophets Of Gloom & Doom On Barbados’ Economy?

Were this duel between Owen Arthur and Mia Mottley not so dangerous and embarrassing for Barbados, it would be entertaining and even hilarious for those of us who enjoy good political drama. Read more of this post

The Euro Will Face Bigger Tests Than Greece

Otmar Issing, one of the fathers of the euro, correctly states the principle on which the single currency was founded.As he wrote in the FT last week, the euro was meant to be a monetary union but not a political one. Read more of this post

This & That – Part Four

So the Government  of the day is courting the idea of a wage freeze? Humph. I don’t know if to laugh or cry. Read more of this post

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