The Kamla Persad-Bissessar Matter Nothing More Than A Storm In A Teacup

It seems the recent statement attributed to Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar has created a furore across the region. It is understandable for people to become emotional at this time when St. Lucians and Vincentians are in obvious distress. It may come as a surprise that BU see nothing wrong with the meaning behind Kamla’s position. Perhaps her message was twisted by a media which is always on the hunt to sensationalize news of late.

If the aid had come form China, USA, Britain and a host of other countries the issue of reciprocal arrangements would be a moot point. It is generally known – taken for granted some might suggest – that many of the so called developed countries attached conditionalities to how aid is deployed. Why should T&T dump aid in St, Lucia for example and the government there feel under no obligation to purchase raw materials from T&T?

BU is not a big fan of Kamal but we have to be honest by saying the media and the politicians should share more blame in this matter which is nothing more than a storm in a teacup.

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  • Dear me, you seem to think people upset about the fact t&t wanted to have kickbacks no dear sir. we upset about the lack of tact and un humanitarian way of the speech . Even the IMF when handing out conditions did a better job than that.

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  • @anthony

    Did members of Caricom show tact when they signed up for Petrocaribe?

    Kamla has responded to the charge.

    Unlike those who are clapping their traps Kamla is leading a team to St.Lucia at the invitation of St.Lucia’s PM. She has adopted the pragmatic approach.

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  • My Friend David;

    My God, man when you miss the point you could really spray it around…! (Petro Caribe … my anus…! PC was a gift no matter how you look at it .. If not for the US Embassy parked in Wildey, and of course influential White Expatriate sentiment, Barbados would have been well advised to accept the offer …)

    I will pick up where Anthony ended with my own beef. I am one who looked forward to the day when women would play a major role in the decision making of countries and business enterprises. I had this misguided belief that with their participation we would have a more humane, just and caring society, a change from the insensitivity and arrogance that we have been traditionally served by the good old boys network. Instead we have to deal with intransigent one dimensional academics who have little confidence operating outside of the text, and who in the final analysis are still beholding to the same old boy set. This goes beyond lack of “tact”!

    If only it were possible to find the right woman …. with balls to do the right thing, which in this case, at the very least, means saying the right thing …!

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  • Well trinidad sells all of its refinery product whether bought in the caribbean on in us. Petrocaribe looked like debt trap to me for all intent and purposes and i sure other would disagree with me but their terms where far better than petrotrini in term of current payments now . Now did those countries demand better condition or else we go elsewhere nope. it was up to petro trini to bring a better deal if they wanted to keep them. thats why is was a commercial deal. Now did those countries tear up there petrotrini contract i don’t think so either. so what point your trying to make from petrocarib deal that was a commerical deal and had nothing to deal with helping people ?

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  • @anthony

    You should research why Arthur said no which BU had not problem with at the time. You can’t stop buying the people’s oil but expect to draw down on the various support funds they have setup which are funded from petrodollars.

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  • Bad man saying nuttin

    You talking foolishness David; humanitarian aid should not be linked to economic benefit. Are Trinidad and St. Lucia at war; at loggerheads? in ideological dispute? St. Lucians and vincentians still buying Trini manufactured goods. They bought millions in CL financial investments.Even if she had met with the St. Lucian Prime Minister privately and said well we giving you some aid but times hard and we want to be assured that some Trini companies will get some of the work that would be OK.
    To say it as she did and when she did was crass, vulgar, insensitive and odious. When your brother’s roof is blown off do you tell him I am going to help you put it back on but you got to pay me? Even trinis are bothered by her statement. Simply unbelievable.

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  • Oh please exclude me from your conversation, after all I am not worthy, but I cannot let ignorance go unchallenged…!

    “Petrocaribe looked like debt trap to me for all intent and purposes and i sure other would disagree with me but their terms where far better than petrotrini in term of current payments now”

    A deal that offered a ten year moratorium with one percent interest on outstanding balance for the following ten, as long as the saved funds were put towards infrastructural development (as opposed to import cover) is a debt trap? Shite how do you refer to the IMF, Capital Markets and World Bank draw downs?

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  • black holes my dear sir.

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  • Of course there is criticism, so what?

    Read what BU posted using the best comprehension skills.

    We understand the meaning behind the statement.

    A good example is how the US continues to operate in Haiti. Why should T&T dump significant resources in St.Lucia and the some idiotic politician bring in the Chinese or Venezuelan to facilitate construction of houses and roads?

    St. Lucia will have to rebuild and T&T has sent a message we want piece of the action, the woman understands that in a new dispensation there must be a win win position.

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  • The woman needs to understand tact … This show me yours and I show you my ATM image will win no friends and serve only to make things worse.

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  • David you still don’t get it. Sometime how you say something means more than what your saying.

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  • By the way Anthony, give me a debt trap any day ahead of a Black Hole….

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  • Indeed but my mother always told me if you could pay your bills in full now, do it don’t let debt always be hanging over your head.

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  • I agree with the opposing sentiments expressed so far, David. How can one compare giving humanitarian help to a regional CARICOM partner to obtaining such aid from the US or China? Even if it were to be done, it need not be expressed in such “horstilish” public fashion. You do not treat family that way!

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  • What family what !?!

    If we had a working CSME/Caricom arrangement yes but judging from what we have there is nada basis to talk about family.

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  • Oh and by the way Anthony;

    A loan delivered at One percent interest per annum at our historical rate of “imported Inflation” (I luv that term) on an annual basis equates to a net inflow of value. The comrades from the South were GIVING away money …! Arthur is a spineless character … but which among that class is any different

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  • David,

    Oh how quickly your namesake’s legacy is forgotten. Families First. It lies buried with him. So we in the region have no family… should we sell then what little we have to the US? China? England? And forget the rest of the region?

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  • I agree one hundred percent with what BAF is saying

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  • Anonus

    It is a simple being made. Why should St.Lucia be given aid and then the rebuilding contracts be given to others? While she is being criticized the St. Lucia PM has invited Kamla to visit with a technical team.

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  • I am afraid that you are missing the point, David. Trinidad is a sovereign country and it can do whatever it likes. But there are nicer ways of doing things.

    What else can the PM of St Lucia do?

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  • David you gone off again. we not arguing about t&t wanting the rebuilding contracts with aid supplied by them, we are annoyed with how they said it. further more the need to say it at this stage.

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  • Only if you think so david. words can make or break any politician.

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  • Hearing you anthony!

    You have David Ellis in your camp on radio.

    Of course Ellis maybe stoking the issue for ratings.

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  • @ David. Nonsense. When PM Kamala “ATM” Bissessar sent aid to the Pakistani flood victims recently did she attached any conditionalities?I dont think so. The Governments of the OECS should speak with one voice on this issue and reject all so-called assistance from Trinidad. What audaucity! Trinidad is the only beneficiary of the CSME with billions of duty free goods imported by Caricom, so nobody is getting a free lunch. They owned half of BIM. How many Barbadian own company in Trinidad.Zilch!Caricom is their second largest export market …they need Caricom more than any othe the OECS islands . I was willing to overlook the ATM statement but, this time her statement is not only crass and backward but has a deep political and subtle racial undertone.

    On the Petro-Caribe deal you are grabbing after straw David. If Petrotrin had wanted the Caricom Business they could have out-negotiated venezeula…. like given us the same price as their nationals Nonetheless, Caricom still spend billions on refined products coming out of Trinidad. You must not forget Trinidad also import crude oil from venezuela but not under the Petro-caribe deal. Kamala must be careful with her big mouth because no man is an Island and you could have all the natural resource in the world but if no one is buying and their is no market you are doomed. A lot of Trinis dont share her sentiments. And lastly one of these fine days all those wells are going to run dry.

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  • @zion

    Ok,ok,ok

    To continue to defend Kamla ‘atm card/no free aid’ here is bordering on the ridiculous. She could have achieved her objective by keeping her clap shut and negotiating behind closed doors like the big boys do it.

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  • David & BU
    Trinidad sent aid to Pakistan Were special conditions attached to that aid? Trinidad assists Guyana & Suriname.Were special conditions attached to the assistance given to Guyana & Suriname ?
    Kamla Persaud Bissesar after she came into power scrapped the union arrangement that former Trinidad Prime Minister proposed with OECS countries of the region.Those countries included St Vincent & St Lucia.She has forge closer ties with Guyana & Suriname.David & BU What do you think of those changes?
    Kamla Persaud Bissesar id a typical Indian who only interest is to serve the Indians of this region.She is an Indo-Trinidadian piece of sh-t who by her utterances has litle or no regard for the Black People of this region.
    David & BU you can twist the issue and offered all type of excuses but Kamla Persaud Bissesar would not have made a statement like that if ST Vincent & St Lucia had a high percentage of Indians living in those countries.
    I am supporting the boycott of Trinidad products & services.When I travelled the region – at least 3 or 4 times a year,I usually travel on Caribbean Airlines -I have a freguent flyer card.In my future travels in this region,I will used LIAT where possible.I will also scrutinise the products my family buy from the supermarket and any product made in Trinidad I will not buy.
    It is insensitive what that wicked,racist piece of Indo-Trinidadian sh–t bag said.Our unfortunate Black Brothers & sisters in St Vincent & St Lucia are struggling & suffering as a result of Hurricane Tomas and that wretch of a human being is going to offer aid with strings attach.

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  • Tact is essential especially in the political arena, but sometimes tact may be taken lightly. I suppose the PM of Trinidad wants to get things straight from the get go. However, I whole heartedly agree that tact should be used and if in politics the art of being tactful can be so seductive that it would not be taken lightly but more like an irresistible offer of marriage.

    What makes her statements worse is that it is with regards to a situation that deals with the value of humanity and basic human needs. It is even hurtful that above all else life has been preserved and belittled in the same sentiment.

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  • Right on point Negroman. Even Pandy with all his flaws and idosyncracies wouldnot have trod this path. As a matter of fact I have said this before that Trinidad is going to end up like a Ethnocentric state like Guyana.

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  • Perhaps Kamla Persad-Bissessar should remember that the art of “positive” giving; is not to make the recipient feel inferior or beholden to you, however you perceive their status. . . this is even more critical between friendly countries.

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  • Perhaps Hamilton Lashley MP said it best, “shame on Trinidad for attempting to trade on the tragedy of a fellow Caricom” country.

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  • This petro-caribe deal and now Kamla’s statement proves to me that this Caricom/CSME arrangement is pure crap. It appears B’dos trying to tighten up on the influx of regionalist to the country was cruel yet when a country in dire need conditions are demanded. On the other hand some of these same countries turn their backs on the same T&T for a country outside of the CSME. While an amalgamation between the caribbean countries is a critical thing at this time, most of the regional leaders are not ready to give up POWER, therefore Caricom/CSME will continue to be a political football until a crisis really hits us, by then it might be too late.

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  • That woman is an insensitive political whore. She couldn’t even wait for the people to stop suffering before start shooting off the mouth in that way. With friends like these who needs enemies.

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  • Kamala is new to politics, she will learn by her mistakes. I remember the old saying ……… one day dog will come back to eat its vomit.

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  • @ Negroman
    How does t&t assist Guyana and Suriname?????

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  • Was it not the same Jack Warner that said that Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was no different from Mr. Panday? In fact he said that if you replace Mr. Panday with Mrs. Persad-Bissessar it will be like “exchanging tweedle-dum for tweedle-dee”.

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  • David wrote “She could have achieved her objective by keeping her mouth shut and negotiating behind closed doors like the big boys [and girls] do it.

    Wise words David. Wise words.

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  • It is my profound and sincerest belief that …

    Dis David related to de Ellis fella pun de radia … haa ha, you see how he jus’ switch jus’ so ….? Man dis man could spin (pun a coin) like Ellis …

    It is my profound and sincerest belief that …

    Dis Davis should construck some kinda apology for all dem offensive remarks against de people who disagree wid he … (Exclude me, I’s get ignore as a trouble mekka)

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  • “That woman is an insensitive political whore.”

    AC Chill baby … ha ha ha .. tek it light baby …!

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  • Trinidad is not immune from natural disasters? They could be hit by a Hurricane,Earthquake or Tsunami.

    I hope the Government and people of Barbados will treat our neighbours with respect and kindness.

    The St.Lucians and Vincentians need a lot of help

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  • Persad she be apologising to the people of the carribbean region for the comments she made . Can one imagine if the late PM had made such insensitive coments when others were in need of help. Somehow I don’t think i’ve heard the last of her virbage. Sooner or later she would be letting us know what she really thinkof the poor counties of the region. I think she is a ticking timebomb.We haven’t hear the last of her tirade.

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  • The only ‘problem’ with PM Kamla’s comments is that she is being honest. People like the Bush man who has long known how our Caricom “brothers and sisters” think would only be surprised at the open arrogance of the statement…. not the substance.

    The real dangerous Leaders are the ones that smile sweetly and speak flatteringly of their love and commitment….. while thinking and acting exactly as Kamla Persad said.
    Those are the ones who lured us into wasting millions of dollars pursuing a fantasy called CSME.
    If we had the benefit of Kamla’s honesty 15 years ago we could have saved millions, and spent valuable time and resources on meaningful development instead.

    …..oh wait, we did have the same honesty before, didn’t we? …..10 minus 1 = 0

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  • Oh! shut up bush tea. Honesty my as…s. What de hell does that kinda honesty have to do with helping people in time of need. Shut up Bush tea. I tink Tomas must have landed a brick on your head. As a leader she should have known better and save the socalled honesty at Caricom conference instead of heaping it on people who have just been wacked by Tomas . She is a loud mouth kneejerked politician .

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  • @Bush Tea

    Maybe he struggled a little in the ‘Discipline’ category.

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  • @BAFBFP

    People of Facebook would be well aware of David’s position on this matter.

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  • @ ac
    You have the identical problem as Kamla (all women?)
    ….. speaking before understanding the real issue!
    …not a problem with the bushman however.

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  • @ David (wrong blog :>) ?
    Maybe he struggled a little in the ‘Discipline’ category.

    …so what do you REALLY think that all those reshuffles were about?

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  • @Bush Tea

    Kamla indicated in the news tonight that at the diplomatic level she has detected no problem as far as reaction to her statement goes. There in lies the problem. What about the people?

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  • Kamla is going to learn a valuable lesson in life, what goes around comes around and pride comes before a nasty fall. Trinidad like Hants said is not immune to natural disasters. Crime is out of controll while many businesses are relocating to more stable countries like Barbados. We can use this as an opportunity to woo more businesses to move their offices offshore. The next twelve months will be very interesting for the Caribbean.

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  • Yea! Yeah! YeaH! bush tea I am awoman and loving it a full blooded sex godess and loving it. However not all of us are the same . Hurricane Kamla seem to like taking centre stage to the point of saying hurting things at the wrong time. Sorry you don’t seem to get the point of what she did was wrong for obvious reasons! There is a time when compassion should trump ones political agenda. There will be plenty of time to throw down the gauntlet.Hurricane Kamla needs to take in lesson in diplomacy.

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  • @ac

    If you have a reread of Bushie’s comment you will see he is not agreeing with Kamla at all.

    @Bushie

    Yours is one interpretation, the other political exigency.

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  • That is the problem with our leaders, they are only interested in what thier peers say,seems they forget that THE PEOPLE have the vote to decide what they can say.

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  • @ David
    This is a no-brainer.
    There can be ‘no problem’ at the diplomatic level -because unlike we the sheeple, the diplomats KNOW that what she said represents the REALITY of Caribbean politics.

    Kamla has not yet figured out the rules of the ‘game’. She thinks that honesty is the best policy…. so she shouts loudly what all the other diplomats KNOW to be the case, but would never say publicly.

    If Kamla was a ‘he’, someone senior would have pulled her quietly aside and explained to her the ground rules right after her ATM comment….. you ever tried that with a she…?

    Bush Tea’s point here is that we the sheeple are the beneficiaries as we at last get to hear what these ‘diplomatic’ folks REALLY think.

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  • @Bush tea

    Now now, Kamla is inexperienced, she trying hard to be a bad John or a Jane, that is the problem. So what is this thing bout a SHE? Margaret Thatcher was a SHE, so was EUGENIA, and many more SHES who were heads of states. Please explain HONESTLY what yuh trying to say. LOL

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  • @Bush tea

    Totally agree with the last paragraph on your above comment!
    Tea Time! but tell me something yuh think Kamla got more balls than Mia!

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  • …if the two o’ wanna feel that BT is some kind ‘o idjut to engage wanna on a ‘he versus she’ blog wanna real wrong… Bush Tea ain’t born yesterday.

    ….ask Kissmya, he know bout those things bozie….LOL rotfl

    Re Kamla:
    Do you prefer someone who smiles in your face and promises help when they know that they have no intentions of helping you? (even gloating at your need)
    ….or someone who tells you the truth up front – to get stuffed…?
    Both are bad, but the former is worse.

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  • When the late P.M David Thompson made the statement that barbadian jobs are for bajans first, there was a big hooooraaah all over the region, especially from Gonsalves and Jagdeo. Now Kamla say she say, all of them got their mouths shut. SHE RIGHT, all of them belong to a political club and Kamla don’t know all the rules yet. The whole thing is POLITICIAN LAUGHING AT WE

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  • Bush Tea

    LOL…..yuh got a point dere, at least yuh know where yuh stand wid Kamla. I low pon power and ah aint got nuh phone line, I get a scotch wid a wireless from a friend, so ah aint able tek on any pow wow wid anyone. LOL Ah just getting my BU fix after a long withdrawal . David dis blog is addictive ….ah havta go tah BU annonymous…LOL

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  • Faget ’bout de nonsense de Kamla woman tawk. Tawk cheep, ya gotta pay fa Hennessey.
    Anywayz, wah wunna-all plannin ta do fa dese unfortunate peeple in St. Vincent n especially de hardest hit, St. Lucia? Anybody hare ’bout donating food stuff or anyting so? Whay ta cah dem? I wood do my lil contribution if I kno whay ta cah my tings.
    A friend of mine family was killed de mudslide. I got famblee in St.Lucia n dem awrite. I feel rale sorry fa dese peeple. So leh me kno how we kin help in we small way.
    Kamla is a klown. from de time she tawk ’bout TnT in na ATM fa nabody, I did watching she wid cross-eyes. Wah up ta today I went ta my ATM n um in had in a cent. But um is still a ATM anywayz. Brek as um did. stupseeeeeeeeeeeee.

    BAFBFP
    U turnz me on when you spokes like dis. Sa eloquent, lawdddd.

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  • The Bushman speaks the obvious … nothing profound of course, just what needs to be said. Can we move on … please?

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  • How yuh doing Bonny? Now dat is a great suggestion. Ask David if VOB is going to start a fund going. Now uncross yuh eyes, dem gine stay suh if yuh keep crossing dem. LOL

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  • Bonny P yah instigator,

    ac. I can’ un’stan’ why I like you sah much.. somet’ing ’bout you …

    Hope you petty …

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  • Pretty pretty pretty

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  • The only folk that Kamla has to worry about are the citizens of T&T….. they elected her, and so far they aint complaining.The rest could talk ‘till kingdom come it won’t mean a hill of beans.

    Now bout this talk of CSME/Caricom, as the advice columnist would say “wake up and smell the coffee” Trinidad wouldn’t even commit to the Caribbean Court of Justice and it is headquartered there.

    Trinidad’s position has been captured in the immortal words of Dr. Eric Williams “one from ten leaves nought”

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  • Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty.

    David please do something about that comment. I take back every bad thing that I have ever said about you

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  • Bush Tea

    You have the identical problem as Kamla (all women?)
    ….. speaking before understanding the real issue!
    *****************************
    It is a good thing that Bajans don’t celebrate Guy Fawkes night anymore otherwise the women would be pelting some bombs and bandits behind yuh backside. They might even shake up some carbolic in an Cocoa tin just for you.

    Wuhloss

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  • BAFBFP

    Yuh smart ! Yuh know too much about me . Yuh always get it right! I like the pretty picture ! So beautiful! so True !

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  • @ Sargeant
    Re: Guy Fawkes night

    Absolutely right! You ain’t see how fast the bushman slap in a reverse gear…? LOL

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  • On the subject of oil rich T&T it is our understanding the price of gas will be hiked by 7 cents along with Kerosene and diesel by 8 cents from Sunday night. The BU family should get a jump on the rest of Barbados an save a couple dollars.

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  • islandgal
    I so-so. Comin ta grips wid realitly. Well, I got my lil contribution ta sen fa St. Lucian today. De Red-Cross got a collection centre sumway in de Warrens area. So i gun sen um by one a my sons lata but befo 3’aclock. All a we kin chip in n de we share n de St. Lucians will be a lot betta off. No man is an island.

    BAFBFP
    Lol. but how you cud look at a nice, innacent, christian, decent fiah-galash n call me a instigata? Ya ol ring-neck vagabon. Ya crini-mal. smoochhhhh

    Sargeant
    well if dat is de case, I hope Tnt nevva experience na catastrophe. I fa one, whun be sennin not even a pea-chink down day.how wunna-all like we now?

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  • Trinidadians should remember Hurricane,Earthquake or Tsunami.

    Their turn might come.

    Help your neighbours and ignore the Trini PM.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    We are doing to Kamal what was done to David Thompson over the immigration issue.

    We must realise that Governments must do what is best for their own people. Kamal was voted in by Trinidadians not by Bajans or Vincentians or Lucians.

    I agree with her one hundred percent. Put your people first. It is their tax money.

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  • @CCC, you can put your people first but you do not have to be crass and insensitive.

    What Trinidad can do is supply materials instead of money.
    Instead of giving money to buy oil,steel ,cement and food why not ask what they need buy it from Trinidad manfacturers and ship to St.Lucia and St.Vincent.

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  • How many chances must she get. She went to New York and only fraternized with the Indian Community in Queens. She is ready to provide help to the Indian ethnocracy in Guyana and Suriname. It is walking like a duck and quacking like a duck.

    Guyana did not experience a hurricane when the Prime Minister of Barbados made his statement, but Shridath Ramphal and that other ass Rickey Singh jumped down on him. Kamla is a hindutava working towards the indianization of the caribbean. We are too trusting of people who do not mean us well, and can never jettison the cultural prejudices ingrained in them for centuries

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  • Carson C
    My main squeeze, I can’t believe you said that. Death, sickness nor peril has enemies. We must luv our neighbour as we love ourselves. In this case our neighbour is St. Lucia. At times like dis, we have to put our differences aside and assist those less fortunate than ourselves.
    I know you doan mean wah you sah. you mussy dun pack a lil box wid non-perishables n reddy ta ship ta St. Lucia. Ya tricksta.

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  • @BAFBFP
    My Friend David;
    My God, man when you miss the point you could really spray it around…! (Petro Caribe … my anus…! PC was a gift no matter how you look at it .. If not for the US Embassy parked in Wildey, and of course influential White Expatriate sentiment, Barbados would have been well advised to accept the offer …)
    —————————————————-
    I am in full agreement with you on the above, BAFBFP.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    The way I see it, Kamala is not refusing to help anyone.
    All she is asking that Trinidadian nationals get something in return. The Trinidad economy is not in the best shape right now.
    Unemploment is at worrying levels in Trinidad and maybe she sees this as a way to find employment for her people outside of the shores of Trinidad.

    As I said before the aid money is coming from the Trinidad treasury. It was put there by the Trinidaian taxpayers. They should benefit from its use. What is wrong with that?

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    We must learn not to see a monster behind every tree.

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  • Again the complaints was not about what they wish to do but how it was said.

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  • Yuh can’t trick a trickidadian.

    Breaking news St.Lucia exempt from de Kamla doctrine.

    “There are no strings attached to the humanitarian aid that we bring and will continue to send to you for reconstruction.”

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  • I have already packed a box for one of the hurricane stricken islands.
    I have decided to ship a barrel of dung for that insensitive leader Kamla. No strings attached.

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  • @ Carson C. Cadogan | November 6, 2010 at 8:25 |
    “…Kamala is not refusing to help anyone. All she is asking that Trinidadian nationals get something in return.”

    CC you and I know that the same person you help is not always the one to return the favor when in need, but the favor is returned somehow.

    When disasters strike they should never be an expectation of a quit pro quo

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  • Carson C
    There are times when money/cost cannot be attached to everything. This is one of those instances. You see a person in need and you lend a helping hand. It is the human thing to do. It is like kicking a man when he’s already down. Kamla like she heartless. Sending aid to these hurricane ravaged islands can’t make or break TnT. We are all broken by the world wide recession so Kamla should assist without any strings attached. She could only want a hardass kick. stupseeeeeeee.

    ac
    befoe you post de box a dung ta she, pass by me fa anudda box a pupp.
    You see my ROK resurface? My days n nights have bin sa lonely widout he. stupseeeeeeeee. i now feel like a new woman.

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  • There is nothing like people pressure. Bajans need to embrace the concept of a participatory democracy. Here is a link to the T&T Express which suggests that Kamla has backed off her original position.

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  • All she need now is to apologise to the people of the Region. This would put her in a better light . As of now she seems to be tiptoeing around the issue and trying to shoot the messengers. I would also suggest she put a muzzled on her mouth until she learns how to master the art of diplomacy.

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  • and to all yunna ppls who think dat she was right in speaking as yunna put it trutfully. Shame on yunna, I hope de day don’t come when yuh need a helping hand and be told de same by yunna friend.

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  • Stupid ! Whatever message a leader sends to the country should be delivered in a clear and concise manner and not only to those who agree with their point of view. The youth of today is looking for such a person. It takes a leader with vision to take a country
    to such a level. I suspect that Stuart is not a Visionary. He probably would have a hard time thinking outside the box when it comes to matters pertaining to youth. The older generation would understand him. However I think the youth would have a hard time relating to him on social matters.

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  • You report Jackal Warner support Kamla veiws well there goes two rats in the hen house. I wont trust Jack as far as I can throw him. He should run classes in how to avoid prison. Damm he is good at that. In fact Kamla she self need to keep a close eye on Jackal. Dont know much about Kamla but her utterances have been undiplomatic, stupid and backward. ATM now this. Trinidad in spite touted oil money is a country tettering on the brink with rampant murders, crime, corruption and perennial race problems.Kamla better be careful.

    Must say though Kamla not a bad looking piece of ass. It might want tapping cause a lot of Indian husbands spend more time getting drunk than handling bedroom business. You all get my drift.

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  • “Must say though Kamla not a bad looking piece of ass. It might want tapping cause a lot of Indian husbands spend more time getting drunk than handling bedroom business. You all get my drift.”

    Spoken like a true drunken ignorant fool. That is the problem with impotent men like you……….keep dreaming!

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  • islandgal
    de boats leff dis evenin wid de tings fa de Lucians boy. hope dem all get day safe n song.
    Tanks ta all wunna-all fa mekkin um possabull.

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  • @Bonny

    Thanks and a safe journey for dem boats.

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  • David, you should note that the developed countries don’t do it to each other… mainly to us.

    Our treating each other that way is not a step forward.

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  • @Doc

    Point taken BU took a provocative position to stoke the debate.

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  • On Monday Kamla apologised to the Carribbean Region for those unfortunate and senseless remarks she made . Although a lttle bit late I hope she would realise that such statements is not helpful in bringing the Region together into meaninful diagolgue but would lead to resentment by other caribbeancountries to her people and her country .

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  • Bonny Peppa,November 7, 2010 at 12:59 AM:

    “ac
    befoe you post de box a dung ta she, pass by me fa anudda box a pupp.
    You see my ROK resurface? My days n nights have bin sa lonely widout he. stupseeeeeeeee. i now feel like a new woman.”

    Excellent.

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