Barbados at the Cross Roads

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Second BLP Talkback next weekend (17 Nov 2012)

The recent debate public forum style, on Saturday at Springer Memorial School, amplifies what we most feared. Barbados is at a cross roads. “The outcome of the next general elections will decide our fate. We will either continue nonchalantly or dare to make difficult decisions“…

Barbados of past, has shown the international community through its sustained economic prudence and masterful sound principles in governance, that it was once worthy of the name Gem of the Caribbean. This economic prowess which was conjured, was matched only by larger Caribbean countries the likes of oil rich, Trinidad and Tobago, and bauxite laden  Jamaica and Guyana.

Likewise were its leaders, who played the most important part of steering the ship through rough and uncharted waters, always fighting to find dry harbour and never abandoning ship nor crew.  We were fortunate to have  had the foresight and guidance of many great men and celebrated astute leadership.

Prime Ministers were looked up to for advice and direction in times of chaos. One could rest assured with the country in the hands of such men, that there would always be a solution to a problem, and  that decisions would be made for the benefit of all and not for the indulgence of a greedy few. The country was always put FIRST. There was no need for Integrity Legislation nor commissions of school inquiries, as with things today.

Oh how much things have changed. We were accustomed to protection from the ‘adverse’ with their stealthy and sordid plans, many times to disadvantage, for own fortunes and egos. With our leaders then, we could always rest assured, that they would be right on hand to deal with the rapacious, restoring peace and order to the country and all.

Certain recent developments have shown we have taken the wrong path with scant regard for our laws, by offenders to suit ‘their own ends‘. It is most unfortunate when people in high echelons (who should know better) are culpable. Rather than going forward with high expectations, we are now in a state of  regress, entertaining obvious transgressions and without remorse. Barbados is at a cross roads.  From here on as once put forward,..“ we either sink or swim. “ Time only will tell. Harsh decisions are before us, some that cannot be put off without fixing head on or side-stepped

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  1. The BLP had the DLP reeling on every issue of national significance, to the extent that it appeared that the DLP would be losing the next general elections. Then up comes an overconfident set of BLP clowns and articulated a strategy for privatisation that scared the hell out of the average voter. All of a sudden the DLP started to look viable again and in rushed Sinckler, who took of his shoe and planted his foot firmly in his mouth by declaring that there is no philosophical divide between the two parties when it comes to privatisation.

    The DEMS needed a platform that would scare the electorate into voting for them. The BLP privatisation plan provided all the ammunition that the DLP needed. Sinckler’s intervention in the debate has put the advantage back into Arthur’s court. Some of you criticise me when I call Sinckler stupid: let me apologise to you, that was a bright move.

    The author of this post is right about one thing especially: politicians of older days were more committed and intellectually superior. Look at who is vying to lead this country: Arthur is shedding grey matter; Mia’s grey matter has holes; and Sinckler’s is bleached. This country is really lost. Common sense seems to be uncharted waters for both political parties. I can only surmise that when the good Lord allowed this parliament to be elected: he was punishing us. He did not send a massive storm: he sent these politicians that have proven to be far worse.


  2. @ Caswell
    Not all Barbadians are that stupid….what was put forward were OPTIONS, hence the town hall meeting….No one doubts the word Privatization scared those who were unable to conceptualize an opportunity for ENFRANCHISEMENT ….Tell me what is so wrong with 2 drivers putting together to OWN a bus?….owing their means of EMPLOYMENT?..and someday (like the mini bus men)maybe able to buy TWO MORE? (the most beautiful part was the financing support that would be coming, but we still coming)…..Now that is a MUCH GREATER OPPORTUNITY ..that working for somebody on an 8.00 to 4.00 Job, not knowing when a green slip coming ….but only forward thinking people can see beyond a today’s pay pack…and sadly the DLP again,deluding the poor man, encouraged and fueled adverse thoughts FOR THEIR OWN AGENDA….SHAME on Dem again…..Was it not EWB legacy also to enfranchise? ….


    • Onions

      You seem to miss the point. The BLP was on a winning trajectory: they confused the issue by getting trapped in the privatisation debate for which they were clearly not prepared. Trying to grab everything away from the DEMS is the main reason why the BLP is in opposition. You remember the politics of inclusion: Arthur grabbed away all the disgruntled DEMS and allow Thompson to rebuild without distractions. If Arthur weren’t greedy, he would have left them in the DEMS and they would still be there disrupting their party.

      The privatisation debate was similar. That debate was the albatross around the necks of the DLP, but the BLP wanted to show that they could do everything better and removed the albatross from the DEMS necks and put it around theirs.

      I do not think that everybody in Barbados is stupid, just that there are a disproportionate number in politics.

      Sent from my iPad


  3. Well it seems I have more faith in the intellect of the people than you…It is a LEGIT POINT…..Loud mouths will only appeal to diehards who also at this time clutching at straws….A fifth form CAWMERE boy can understand…. and EXTRACT FROM THE DLP FODDER….Give a man a fish, he eats for a day….teach him to fish, he eats for years….Is it that difficult to comprehend ? What is so difficult here?


  4. Onions
    …suppose the man live in a desert? Or St Thomas? ….or suppose BP kill all the fish with their oil spill?
    ….um may not be so simple yuh!!


  5. In all this we still are unable to hear a GONG….since Sandi came and lick up NY and Jamaica….IF I WERE STUART…I would see this as a good omen AND CALL THE ELECTIONS…..or will it be another gone a begging…As sleeping giant is now awake….the irons RED HOTT.


  6. Onions, what doves you know that live in a desert?
    Um like um is you that come up wid the privatization thing for the BLP yuh……that is a desert dove LOL 🙂


  7. Excellent point, ,irons not only Red Hott….THEY TURN WHITE HOTT. Independence just round the corner, a scenario well set to capitalize on like a true George Bushie bundle….But we all know some no Napoleon and that a Mother Of ALL BATTLES …is just a boar cat call ….. already wid nuff licks in he tail ….what call what….man we gine eat conkies,maul christmas ham a Illaro, dance out D Ole Year at D castle….might even eat Easter eggs…stupesssss….call what what…doan hold ya breath


  8. …suppose the man live in a desert? Or St Thomas? ….or suppose BP kill all the fish with their oil spill?
    ….um may not be so simple yuh!!
    ***********************************
    Man Bushie
    Like you sleeping too nowadays…..Doves pertain to Cynathia back yard, St. Thomas…. and lizards is where the next home of you and the ac entourage will soon be on a permanent sojourn….

    If. Mr Stuart does not call it now…I GIVE UP….Bushie do you agrove ..?lol


  9. Like we need another Pearl Harbour first……The giant needs to BEHOLD…or is this a sign…WE FOLD….some just don’t know how to play Texas Hold um…whalosss….Ah luv um !!!!


  10. why wunna want PM Stuart to ring the Bell ! Patience is a virtue ! and so far it has worked for the DLP cause the BLP open wunna mout and the story Jump Out me can’t wait fuh de sequel . SQUAWK! SQUAWK!


  11. I believe MOF take up the school bell and HIDE it…..now the smurfs gone a looking…..wid the soldiers MARCHING and ting….the bugle like it loss……whalosss….Man just look for a ole wheel hub like a true snowball man and beat um……the opportunity slipping fast….D coals coolin eva day..BTW I hear talk bout …..bout…bout…Laud have mercy….ya wha we tell ya……kite flying is an ‘arts’….not just for sky larks


  12. corr ; ….ya see what we tell ya…..kite flying is an ‘arts’…not just for skylarks

    David…(we droppin letters again)…word press


  13. Morning Sir Lance-NOT….arson

    Man you Dare comin in here wid a snowball….IN here WHITE HOTT…..THIS IS A REAL MAN’S THREAD….. we deal wid the Reality…not Sh88t3 talk bout distractions like devaluation, that is a null point…..ELECTIONS TIME IS NOW…what else will it take a GIANT-JAN-TIC SNOWBALL OR AN EARTHQUAKE? …Go and see if ur man awake.. for even a one eye man riding backward on a deaf horse wid 5 feet….CUD FEEL THE EARTH MOVING..CARSON ….go check…let not this opportunity go a beggin again


  14. The most well-known mention of the fable appears in Horace’s epistle on The Art of Poetry.

    And don’t start like the old writer of epic cycles:
    ‘Of Priam’s fate I’ll sing, and the greatest of Wars.’
    What could he produce to match his opening promise?
    Mountains will labour: what’s born? A ridiculous mouse!

    LOL


  15. Hamlet:
    There’s letters seal’d, and my two schoolfellows,
    Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d—
    They bear the mandate, they must sweep my way
    And marshal me to knavery. Let it work;
    For ’tis the sport to have the enginer
    Hoist with his own petard, an’t shall go hard
    But I will delve one yard below their mines
    And blow them at the moon.


  16. Onions,
    Unlike what the above article says, we are now convinced that it is indeed YOU at the Cross Roads.

    We all notice that since the BLP big blunder on the privatisation issue….your call for general elections have become less pinpoint.

    A few months ago you were giving us the exact date the PM had to call it…according to your analysis.

    Now not surprisingly…..yuh begging him to call it.

    It was always PM Stuart call….not yours !

    Let me tell you this yuh BLP minnion….no damn elections till Owen Arthur call the long promised meeting PAC by 31 Jan 2013.

    If he fails to do so by then, we in the DLP will help the Barbadian citizens connect the DOTS….just like we did in Haggatt Hall in January 2008.

    Here are some clues to look for:

    1. Arthur’s attempt to LIE his way out of Dodds Prison decision. WHY ?????
    (There was private sector interest there)

    2. The Bridgetown Marina Project started under Arthur’s gov’t.
    ( There was private sector interest there)

    3. Why has Arthur backed down from calling the PAC meeting on point 2 above as he THREATENED to do ? WHY ????

    WHAT ARE THE CORREALATION BETWEEN THE 3 POINTS ABOVE….and ARTHUR’s obsession with PRIVATISATION ???

    You have a date to work with…..31 January, 2013.


  17. @ Fractured BLKP

    CRASS…full stop. Just like this call, just on the aftermath of the solemn of solemns…YOU ALL just stuck wid a FISH CAKE in the throat…..If you all had something worthy of presentation….the kite would not be flying with ball at ends….SAD PART IS….wanna still scared STIFF to call it…..so much for confidence and conkies…FEAR MEKK A BIG MAN SSSH himself beware ! Make sure you all wearing brown pants…when IIFFFing


  18. corr
    1. Just like the aftermath of the solemn of solemns

    2. flying with baller at ends……

    David….we dropping letters ..phrases too ?


  19. onions you talking more shoite more often than usual what you hiding ? Joey and Peter busy with yarns why is Owen quieter than a church mouse. What gives?

    Methinks the BLP nervous franatic to figure out how to spin their privatization manifesto away from what Bajans know will impoverish public servants , boost unemployment handing the business elite billionaires in the private sector a windfall of assets strenghtening their strangehold of the economy.


  20. @ DLP Luver of Country
    How DARE you mount the name of such notable generals….with that of MOB Saddam…..this is no black bird broth we boilin….

    @ HC Perfect
    This is not a day coming for ostriches….Chris broke wind and came clean…( DLP PRIVATIZATION mimics BLP’s mention)….with the IMF hott on Stuart’s trail….we need a ACTION MAN.


  21. Have you heard…..PEOPLE’s FORUM # 2..this Saturday….St. James Secondary School…..we don’t have to poop and spray Frabreeze….We on and poppin…..SOLUTION MASTERS….all power to the people….we intend to give back the people relief from stalemate…ENFRANCHISE is the name of the game….not IMF Prison…they not stupid..they know what it is like now.. they not going BACK…..watch ….if in doubt check them…You know how

    RESCUE RESTORE REBUILD


  22. Onions the game is up. Your BLP leader has credibilty issues. Your friend Miller recognises this and left you to battle a loss cause on this thread !


  23. Miller right here Bredds…..so little do you know…..beware of aliens and boar cats in suits….lol
    DLP has no answers…..no solutions……no leader(s)….How could anyone take you all serious….4 12 years of CRASS. They NOT GOING BACK..simple….in doubt ..call um


  24. If. Mr Stuart does not call it now…I GIVE UP….Bushie do you agrove ..?
    *************************
    ….Wickham on Brass Tack claiming it still safe to buy Hams and Easter Eggs and we still not gine hear GONG….Man I give up….talk about a snowball in hell….DLP boy, hot irons gine cold again…. whaloss


  25. @ Fractured BLP | November 16, 2012 at 9:08 AM |

    I believe the leader of the DLP not only has credibility issues but also competency issues.
    When the PM renounces his open support for Leroy Parris, officially declares in Parliament his administration’s commitment to repay the CLICO policyholders at least the promised principal amount of their investments, pay Al Barrack his court awarded settlement, fires Darcy Boyce, Denis Lowe and Michael Lashley from his Cabinet and spearheads the passing of integrity legislation before year end then both his integrity and competency would be up for favourable consideration.


  26. Onions you up a creek without a paddle on this one !.

    Owen Arthur has been unmasked once again….and just like HUMPTY DUMPTY ( his Kingsmen like Onions ) cannot put him back together again .

    You like to use the word CALL…..tell Owen CALL the PAC meeting .


  27. Fractured Blkp
    Why then call Owens Bluff……Call UM….I stand by what I say….not like a posing Boar Cat in a suit….MEOWING and cata-wowling….and nothing more……if the people see sense in 5 yrs of MORE PAIN and non directional Leadership, they will so speak….WE READY TO PUT THEM TO THE TEST….Are you ?


  28. @OOB
    In all of this experience of a government ‘coasting’down the hill,the reserves might be reduced to the dreaded imf prescriptive dosage by the time we learn if we will continue with the same slippery slope folk or whether the other people will return to the crease to do battle once again in the name of the governed of bubaydus.


  29. Only yesterday at this LATE HOUR…could one imagine these inept lethargic souls called DEMS….wanted to RUSH THROUGH legislation in the Senate, drafted since June 2o11…..to offer more enticement for International Business Companies (off shore business # 2 Revenue earner)FROM LEAVING AND GOING CAYMANS…… TELL ME HOW IN ALL LOGIC can we keep these Huffs ? Question begs… How much more could of that 12 Billion now lost could have been saved…if not for SERTA’s counters of sheep ?


  30. Onions
    Privatization is not the real killer although it just stab yah.

    It is the reckless policies of give back put forward by Owen Arthur and unraveled by Professor Howard and Ryan Straughn that is going to kill you.

    You have started to back peddled like Peter pole Wickham (Richard Hoad gave him that name). Today he said that the privatization talk hurt the BLP.

    How come Mia and Owen are not going to be there to discuss cutting the vat and giving back allowances? I am going to be following the live stream. Last time I watch it and only 83 persons were following it online .That is a minuscule number of followers on the World Wide Web.


  31. @Fractured BLP

    Ask onions and Miller what agreement was signed with the artur govt and the lending instituion as regards the aurport for a measerly loan of euros 28m and the end result the project cost about 116m or thereabout.


  32. Clone
    Don’t change the subject…tell us why this piece of Legislation took so long to be dealt with ..with utmost urgency….tell us why? Is it a case of Georgie Bundle also a sleeping giant? Tell us why?…IBC’s are our number two revenue earner….why the long unnecessary wait.?…so how come they could now find favor to send it thru? Kerri Symmonds was right….this is AWFUL.


  33. Which is more important NOW ? PAC or $$$$ to save this country? Get sense boy …my ole headmaster used to say…zipper down


  34. cleary when u r cornered u do the usual thing. He huffed and puffed that PAC would have been convened. who determines what is important, certainly not u.


  35. Clone
    Only yesterday at this LATE HOUR…could one imagine these inept lethargic souls called DEMS….wanted to RUSH THROUGH legislation in the Senate, drafted since June 2o11…..to offer more enticement for International Business Companies (off shore business # 2 Revenue earner)FROM LEAVING AND GOING CAYMANS…

    ______________

    Before I was so rudely distracted……why the ineptitude? Could we afford to lose these jobs as well as revenue ?


  36. clone

    poor onions needs help continue to place him in the corner. Why the ineptitude in not calling PAC. Hope onions blogging under one moniker, i almost say monkey.


  37. Look umman….F OFF…sick MDFCK3R……you want to distract from the POINT BUT IT STANDS……Why the legislation took so long?….could we afford to lose those IBC’s because someone was sleeping?


  38. @Onions

    I dont have to lose my kool, and my question still stand why owen did not call the PAC if he perecieved that there is was/corruption that can save this county millions? It is because that Owen forgot his role as Chairman of Pac. U need to wake him up .


  39. onions let me help you get out the corner! i hear maloney say the the BLP try holding a sword ovver he head is that true ? and annuda thing yuh tink tomorrow forum wunna gonna outline a backup plan to clam the nerves of the natives


  40. ac

    why u helping he for, let he huff and puff and blow the blp house down. u ile u is a traitor, siding with the enemy.


  41. ac the BLP declare war on the NUPW who represent the 30,000 public servants.
    Last week Duke of York with his 75,000 worker army declare war on the BLP.
    Commander in Chief Sir Trottie issued orders that any party ready to privatise causing lay offs for thousands of workers and decimate our vaunted safety net are enemies of the BWU.
    That could only be the BLP.
    The Dems for the past 4 years recited they not sending home a fella, things far too tight for the kind of job losses Owen’s BLP planning.


  42. @ To The Point | November 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM |

    Hope both Trottie & Maloney are prepared not to march like the Grand Duke of York but to charge like the Light Brigade against the IMF in 2013.

    There is already a foreign white presence in the form of a consultant and advisor in the Treasury Department. Just watch out for the platoon to follow to control the Ministry of Finance and the CRA.


  43. How can a Minister sit idly by and watch 62 IBC’s representing 2,700 TOP NOTCH paying jobs go asunder….with foot lap and water bottle in hand?
    With them $500,000 in Corporate Tax revenue annually….nothing to do with ancillaries spin off like rents and commodity spending…THIS IS NO LAUGH…Yesterday now, there was a mad rush to pass legislation…. but the horse has already BOLTED and gone thru the fence, and others already packin to follow….gimme a break, give me a break…ouch !


  44. But Miller, Trottie et al only protecting dues…stupse. After all ’employers’ don’t require union representation. Maloney and Scott, who both sit on Constituency Councils, singing for their snack.


  45. Onions,
    Save your bad words until Owen Arthur is once again publicly humiliated.

    Haggatt Hall in Janaury 2008 was ROUND # 1.

    Owen Arthur…..believe he can trick the people of Barbados every time an election in Barbados is about to be called.

    Ask your pappa Owen Arthur why he fraid to call the PAC as he threatened ?


  46. @ Fractured BLP

    He can’t call the PAC to discuss the pierhead marina because Darcy Boyce and Gline Bannister would UNHINGE his short crutch. Both dudes know where the money was sent and names on the accounts.

    Wait for the video and audio tapes.

    Haggatt Hall 2008 was childs play compared to what these guys planning for OSA in 2013. His declaration of assets and divorce settlement records don’t really reconcile.

    His short crutch will be UNHINGED once and for all and whatever legacy he had will go up in a puff of black smoke.


  47. Onions
    Yuh getting licks from all corners so there is no way to run.I thought you said that you had written your last post about three week ago and had moved on to a higher position in the strategy team.
    Since Owen open he mout, it is cat piss and pepper in your party.
    This has played right into Mia’s hands.Owen is going down again.


  48. You DLP hacks are just that……if you all had as much as a FARTING…..we would have seen ac and aarson running all bout ..harping ‘the sky is falling”
    Pegasus my ass…..we heard that before….lampreys will always look for RED…even if it they must suck a dead mosquito….


  49. Intl Business Companies IBC’s they were 420 licenced in 2010 as opposed to 379 in 2009, and 511 new IBC’s licenced in 2011 as compared to 420 the previous year.

    The Exempt Insurance Companies the number of new EIC’s stood at 21 in 2011 when compared to 9 in 2010.

    Company Formation and Entities during 2011 the number of new entities totalled 564 in contrast to 442 in 2010.

    Fees collected from IBC’s ISRL’s are as follows,

    2007 to 2009 $ 1.5 mil in 2007 and $ 3.6 mil in 2009, 2010 $ 4 mil, 2011 $ 3.3 mil and up to Sept 2012 $ 4.x mil.


  50. Intl Business Companies IBC’s they were 420 licenced in 2010 as opposed to 379 in 2009, and 511 new IBC’s licenced in 2011 as compared to 420 the previous year.

    The Exempt Insurance Companies the number of new EIC’s stood at 21 in 2011 when compared to 9 in 2010.

    Company Formation and Entities during 2011 the number of new entities totalled 564 in contrast to 442 in 2010.

    Fees collected from IBC’s ISRL’s are as follows,

    2007 to 2009 $ 1.5 mil in 2007 and $ 3.6 mil in 2009, 2010 $ 4 mil, 2011 $ 3.3 mil and up to Sept 2012 $ 4.8 mil.


  51. clone

    yu telling de truth i dont have ezpectaions and them be sisappointed cause i will get vex and vote for the short crutch man, By the wasy, do u think onions and miiler still got more than one handle here, they might be blogging usin two computers and david wont know. I seeing a lot of similarities in some of these posts, Hehehe,


  52. Rational Son

    if what u saying is correct, and i am making my premis based on your information, miller is more than a fart, he is a poop. he really cant stand the heat, dont let up on this politician and fraudster. He remind me of Romney.


  53. Onions,

    The muck we have on your pappa Owen Arthur make Pappa DOC and Baby DOC in Haiti look like novices.

    It is game over…..Onions !

    Owen knows it…..once PM Stuart ignored his call for general elections OWEN “MITT ROMNEY” ARTHUR knew the dice was cast.

    Connect the dots back to his rant on the Bridgetown Pierhead Marina……PRIVATISATION !

    Owen need to spend some time reading the book…..why do you build a prison ?


  54. @Fractured

    yah got owen by he balls or u just making sport, i is a serious man and i take my politics seriously like onions the politician.


  55. And to think some got time….to play the figure game wid Onions, BRING UP THE 2012 Figs to the light….. Now how the hell in all HIGH Water….with 62 IBC sent packin..you expect us to swallow that rot?…Man you is BADD-er than SuperFly….LOL….( Me thinks you took up the wrong dossier mate….not the one with the mannequins)


  56. @ Rational son
    By the way…..fees collected (vague) ? How about Revenue collected via corporate taxes….those are the figs.we need to hear about….since here lets zero in


  57. i have to laugh, all this got Owen by his balls and Owen done and Stuart can’t call the elections. one would think its a hands down win with all the information the DLP has to kill Owen but Stuart can’t call the elections.

    bajans will kick Stuart’s sorry ass to the curb. for one reason and one reason alone, he can’t make a decision about anything. the man is joker, Bajans know this and just waiting to pull the trigger.

    tell Stuart call the elections. he has to at some point but he can’t because no matter what he has, in the eyes of the voting public, he is a loser. deal with it DLP, deal with it.

    https://www.facebook.com/FireFreundel


  58. To The Point, the problem is the 2 BLP people that write here on BU take their lies and their utterances of nonsense too seriously and when presented with hard facts that bite like Mottley they squirm and shudder for the truth reins almighty not the lies according to the BLP they do not have an answer or a sensible response because the truth knocks them out each time.

    So here goes another time the facts as Intl Business Companies IBC’s they were 420 licenced in 2010 as opposed to 379 in 2009, and 511 new IBC’s licenced in 2011 as compared to 420 the previous year.

    The Exempt Insurance Companies the number of new EIC’s stood at 21 in 2011 when compared to 9 in 2010.

    Company Formation and Entities during 2011 the number of new entities totalled 564 in contrast to 442 in 2010.

    Fees collected from IBC’s ISRL’s are as follows,

    2007 to 2009 $ 1.5 mil in 2007 and $ 3.6 mil in 2009, 2010 $ 4 mil, 2011 $ 3.3 mil and up to Sept 2012 $ 4.8 mil


  59. Eniff you are a sad one in truth, have you also performed Brain Surgery recently ?

    The facts are that the sector under this govt earned more in fees from IBC’S up to Sept 2012 intake than it has ever earned so the rubbish you and your clan of corrupt BLP want to spread is easily proven to be more of your lies


  60. @Rational Some
    AGAIN….I ask FEES COLLECTED on registration means NOTHING, even onions could register a Co….What we need to consider is Revenue received from Corporation Taxes in 2010, 2011 and 2012……time we stop the foolishness man, WE TALKING DECLINE BIG TIME…while we at it ask Kelly- the-‘man’ why NCO of the Harbour Rd ..once the BIGGEST offshore employer of 1,200 school leavers JUST UP AND GONE….they had costly energy bills and wanted help in providing sustainable energy to cut cost program from Govt…in the way of concessions…but NO….Now they too gone….come clean Rational Son….


  61. @ old onion bags | November 17, 2012 at 7:57 AM |

    That old wind bag calling himself “Rations” must be reminded that under the DLP watch Barbados missed out on US$ 1/2 billion in FDI and approx 2,700 jobs. Now this information was not dreamed up by you, onions, or the miller but was freely given by one of their political appointees the CEO of Invest Barbados.
    Let TTP and Rations deny that! How any rational person come to the conclusion that the IBC sector is doing far better now with the loss of 62 companies including NCO 1200 jobs and Biovail. No wonder there has been a marked increase in the number of girls on Bush Hill. Rations and To The Point make it their business to ensure the girls laid off from NCO can still earn a berry to survive.

    @ Anthony:
    Can you confirm the movement of corporation tax collected from the IBC sector during the same period that Rations has shown for the increase in registration fees?


  62. @ Miiler
    And that’s why despite the increase in number, unemployment still continues to increase..
    @anthony
    Please also tell us the number of new jobs created.


  63. According to the Gospel according to Rations…the exodus of 64 IBC’s is to Barbados’ advantage, and more leavers needs to be encouraged, since fees collected are GOING UP…LOL…
    So then Rations…..why the RUSH with the new legislation this week?…by your theory…the more that leaves the merrier…less jobs and all….


  64. The New Bill was passed……

    Barbados will continue to cut down the wait times that international business companies take to get operational, but it will not do so at the expense of the island’s reputation as a secure country.

    Minister with responsibility for immigration matters, senator harry husbands gave the assurance in the Senate Wednesday, while debating the Society with Restrictive Liabilities, the International Business Amendment and the International Financial Services Amendment Bills.

    Both bills were passed.

    Senator Husbands says since assuming office, he has worked to increase efficiency, particularly in the Immigration Department and up to date statistics on work permits is one of the strides made in that regard.

    He added that the Immigration Department will continue to perform its due diligence checks.

    A government senator says it’s not fair to blame either administration for many of the delays experienced by the international business sector.

    Senator Darcy Boyce who is also minister in the prime minister’s office, says many of the complaints in the sector go a long way back.

    He says however, there are several positive signs in the sector, starting with the number of companies that have re-registered in Barbados over the last four years.

    Senator Boyce also refuted claims from the opposition that Barbados was heading into the hands of the International Monetary Fund, given the fact that Barbados foreign reserves are healthy.

    http://www.cbc.bb


  65. @ Miller
    snip above…

    He says however, there are several positive signs in the sector, starting with the number of companies that have re-registered in Barbados over
    the last four years.

    *******************
    Now we know the reason for the increase in registration fees as boasted by Rational Son…..LoL


  66. snip
    Prime Ministers were looked up to for advice and direction in times of chaos. One could rest assured with the country in the hands of such men, that there would always be a solution to a problem, and that decisions would be made for the benefit of all and not for the indulgence of a greedy few. The country was always put FIRST. There was no need for Integrity Legislation nor commissions of school inquiries, as with things today.

    Oh how much things have changed. We were accustomed to protection from the ‘adverse’ with their stealthy and sordid plans, many times to disadvantage, for own fortunes and egos. With our leaders then, we could always rest assured, that they would be right on hand to deal with the rapacious, restoring peace and order to the country and all.

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    PUT COUNTRY FIRST……NOT PENSIONS

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