PM WAKE UP You’re Unintentionally Destroying Barbados With EACH DAY, Do What’s Best For Barbados Sir, LET THE BAJAN PEOPLE DECIDE NOW

Austin

Austin

Each day the poor DLP leadership continues under PM Stuart – “the food lines for those homeless and in need get LONGER”. Each day that the poor leadership in the Ministry of Tourism continues – “we lose more and more hotels and small businesses that depend on this vital sector of our economy”.

Each day the DLP continues to blame the global recession for all or most of our national challenges – “other Caribbean nations are innovating and reinventing themselves to meet the demands of a changing world and region”.

Each day the DLP continues in power – “the recession of ideas and effective governance continues”.

Each day more and more Bajans are increasingly feeling the impact of the last (5) years of total government under-performance (beyond the impact of the global recession).   Another (5) years of the DLP will render the Barbados we know today “unrecognizable”.

We are in serious times people and the time for voting DLP because common quote “my daddy and mummy vote DLP so I voting DLP” is OVER.  We as bajans have to use our heads, rise above the daily political games and elect a government that has the best chance for improving our lives in Barbados.

Based on what we have seen over the last (5) years with the DLP, we must unfortunately “throw” the baby (PM Stuart) out with the bath water (DLP cabinet).

163 thoughts on “PM WAKE UP You’re Unintentionally Destroying Barbados With EACH DAY, Do What’s Best For Barbados Sir, LET THE BAJAN PEOPLE DECIDE NOW


  1. @ Fractured BLP | January 20, 2013 at 8:50 AM |
    “Just one more piece of information is to come in now….then your date with destiny will be SEALED.”

    Would this piece of shocking information going to be about Pegasus or is it going to be about the Fumbler hidden past with Cammie Tudor a rear guard admiral?
    You attacked OSA and put his family in the light of moral ill repute and public scandal. We hope you are aware of the Pandora’s box you are opening once again.
    Let us deal with public issues and the leaders not their families.

    And, btw Fractured, don’t come around the miller with any Constitutional niceties. We are talking about political morality and strategic effectiveness. No one is accusing the DLP leadership of breaking the Constitution (as yet). We are concerned primarily about the efficient execution of public administration and the proper management of the financial affairs of the State. Not about the two-bit ego of an inchoate tin pot despot.

    The miller was the first on this blog since last year to set out the Constitutional parameters governing the calling of elections juxtaposed to the passing of the annual Estimates. So please know your legal place.


  2. In 2008 the bajan people spoke an elected PM Thompson to lead Barbados forward NOT Stuart. The current PM became the PM due to circumstances not based on any national support from bajan voters.

    “THIS FACT MATTER” ….

    For an man who just happen to become PM to hold on to the electoral process taking bajans into new waters is “WRONG” …. If things in Barbados where better I could probably understand his logic “BUT THINGS IN BIM ARE BAD”

    PM Stuart may be a good man but he is NOT what Barbados needs to move forward in 2013. For 5 years our economy has been stuck in neutral and is about to go in reverse if the DLP is given another 5 years.

    I understand partisan loyalty but NOT at the sake of this fair land we call and love known as Barbados.

    This fight is not about PM Stuart or his book worm academic view of all things, this is about SAVING poor people WHO ARE hurting in Barbados at this minute and need JOBS and MONEY.

    It is my sense that many DLP folks on BU represent middle class folks and will fight to the death to keep living in a kind of bubble that ignores the reality of where they can from, I am not one of those. I recall helping my grandmuda sell sweeities from our front window so today I and many in my family can have a better life in BIM. We need to fight so others can have the same “chance” to better their lives, not just drive pass them to come home get on BU to post non-sense not sensitive to the plight of poor people in Barbados today.

    When the BLP recovers the economy then we have all the national discussions needed on how to spend the treasury, but we are not there yet… FACT

    TO BE CLEAR:

    We need to be Bajan Patriots (FIRST) and always do and elect who is BEST for Barbados based on FACTS.

    The BLP has always been better at economic growth often being criticized for being for business people … well guess what ….. WE NEED TO HELP BUSINESS PEOPLE SMALL & LARGE GROW SO “JOBS” CAN BE CREATED AND UNEMPLOYMENT LOWERED” …..

    Look…

    We need to let the BLP do what they have been “BEST” at which is to grow the Barbados economy in new and innovative ways … Then when life is good again in Barbados and people forget the pain of the DLP 2008-2013 period ….. the DLP can come back and give it all away on unsustainable social programs.

    “IT”S TIME TO BE A BAJAN PATRIOT FIRST, AND DO WHATS BEST FOR BARBADOS “AT THIS TIME”, OUR FUTURES DEPEND ON IT

    VOTE BLP


  3. Well Austin your pedantic plea does nothing to assuage the concern rational barbadian electorate have withis great BLP economic policy.

    Because it was a mere 10 years ago this ” great” BLP party that you speak of – took up $ 400 millions of the very same poor Barbadian taxpayers money and flushed it out on GEMS , GREENLAND and NIGERIAN SOLAR project.

    None of those projects bore any fruits – added nothing to the economy of Barbados . None of those projects exists today after such huge financial input.

    Such BLP wanton waste is analogical to you Austin taking up your scarce funds and trusting a skilled mason (Owen Arthur ) to build a new toilet and kitchen to your home. After , you Austin have exhausted $ 100,000.00 on this project – Owen Arthur (the great mason) leaves Austin still SHITTING out in the bushes and washing and cooking in his baqckyard.

    Austin cannot use his new bath and kitchen – because who he taught was a great MASON (Owen Arthur) leaves the project in shambles and incomplete.

    Yes Austin that is how the ” GREAT” economist Owen Arthur screwed Bajan taxpayers with GREENLAND , GEMS and the NIGERIAN SOLAR project.

    In your case Austin, if after your $ 100,00.00 invetsment with this great mason Owen Arthur and he left your project in shambles and unfinished……would you :

    1. Recommend this great mason to anyone else ?
    2. Would you Austin entrust another job to this great mason ?

    So why the HELL you want the Bajan electorate to embrace this “great ECONOMIST” Owen Arthur again – over such economic rascality without him showing a shred of remorse or apology to Barbadians ?


    • Here is what Nation columnist Shantal Munro-Knight has to say about the decision to call or not call the date.

      The present mood in the country seems to be one of impatience. Impatience with the Freundel Stuart-led Democratic Labour Party and their failure to announce a date for the elections, as well as impatience with the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) over their various ongoing labour disputes.
      Discussing the delayed election announcement would perhaps be one of futility, in my opinion. Clearly, no amount of prodding, disgruntlement, analyzing or boycott will force this Prime Minister to take wise counsel and graciously announce the impending date. He will, when he feels like, according to his own rationale, that apparently is the position we have to live with. He has control over this. However, it is the people who will control the outcome – so we wait.
      http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/firing-line-union-still-relevant/


  4. @Fractured BLP

    No government in Barbados’s history has been perfect “FACT” as is the nature of politics over time ….. however it cannot be denied that the Owen Arthur BLP years where “good years for bajans” at all levels of society even for you. The BLP historically has keep a BETTER “BALANCE” between business and social programs efforts to move Barbados forward, with a few mistakes along the way like most governments DLP included.

    The current DLP in a midst of a global recession has compounded our economic situation with an “UNBALANCED” approach to many thing all in the name of getting a first elected term for PM Stuart, and lack of simple “know-how”.

    Whenever this balance is too far left or right the bajan people have always chose wisely to bring things back to the middle. We are facing an election where the ball is to far left (DLP) and needs to brought back to the right (BLP).

    This elections is about JOBS and the future of our Barbados economy with drives all else. The DLP has been void of ideas on how to move us out of neutral and you want bajans to give them another 5 years.

    “Right”

    sell stupid somewhere else bajans smarter than that …..


  5. Let me call it first…

    Playing with the bajan voters as the PM has related to calling the elections with be a key things that brings this DLP government to an “END”.

    “bad move in the political game of chess” the PM clearly is not a chess player.

    I read in a recent news article that he stated that he had made a decision in his mind 2 years ago … if so what explains the level of distraction he has made this out to me.

    He is not hurting the BLP he is hurting the DLP and most importantly Barbados.


  6. Fractured Brain Less Pimp,

    Get off OSA’s back. You are so nasty that I wonder if it makes sense to answer you!

    You know all of OSA’s business, you must live at OSA’s house. I loathe people like you who like to expose people’s business but yet the party you support has “stinker” business that you keep covered down.

    Tell BU of the child that David Thompson fathered while yet married to the DLP’s queen. Since you are a nosy parker, confirm on BU if any of the gossip about him and Greenverbs is true.

    Confirm if what is said of the kingmaker and your Mr Paragon of virtue is true. Did you Dems know before Mr paragon of virtue became PM that he fathered a child outside wedlock? I well know that a lot of you Dems were shocked the day he was sworn in and was pictured at her graduation. Many of you were so shocked that they asked…wait where she now come from?

    So brain less pimp, get off the virtuous bandwagon, that does not gel with the DLP…….you hypocrite!

    But the BLP knows that this is how you Dems intend to fight this election…….throw mud according to a card carrying big up in the DLP and hope some of it sticks. Winning at all costs,eh???


  7. Prodigal Son wrote “Get off OSA’s back”.

    Really? Payback is a beatch.

    Mia is surely enjoying the attacks on OSA.


  8. Shantal Munro-Knight “However, it is the people who will control the outcome – so we wait.”

    So what the fcuk is the problem? If delaying the call secures a win for the BLP why the complaining?
    Wunna gine still get to suck the bones of the calf.

    Dear Mr. Freundel Stuart. Call the elections when you are ready.
    Please direct the BTA and Adrian Loveridge to the website below.

    Opportunity knocks.

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/fourteenday/caon0696/table?ref=tabs_14day_table


  9. David I am not interested in what Mia is saying publicly. I already know how she feels about Owen. She is human.

    Should the BLP win I hope Owen will have the decency to step aside and let her assume her rightful place as BLP Prime Minister of Barbados.


  10. To Austin, Miller , David of BU and Enuff,

    Your blatant attempt to hoodwink rational Barbadians is indeed laughable.

    If according to all of you PM Stuart failure to announce an election date as yet – heightens the impatience of the Barbadian electorate and is immoral : then how come for a BLP meeting summoned by its leadership to register this IMPATIENCE – the BLP meeting (according to their numbers – 9,000 persons) which is about – 300 – persons per constituency ?

    CLEARLY NOT EVEN THE BLP SUPPORTERS BELIEVE THEIR – NONSENSE !

    The BLP leadership would be better advised to follow the advice of Caswell Franklyn – a BLP die hard – BLP MPs need to go back to Parliament .

    The BLP leadership would be better advised to follow the advice of Mr. Jeff Cumberbatch ( a respected legal luminary) – his article in the Barbados Advocate of 20 Jan 2013 – the BLP claim of immoralilty and convention is baseless.

    Only the text of the CONSTITUTION matters.

    BLP nitwicks…..not unexpected though….seeing that they are being advised by Observing.


  11. @fractured
    I’ve been elevated to the status of lawyer and now to the status of adviser. I am flattered. The DLP would be better off if they listened to one who’s Observing rather than either of those two categories. Otherwise they will remain fractured for a while to come.

    As with most if not all DLP supporters, you are missing the most critical points in this national chess game and as such are losing without even knowing it. Within the blink of an eye, a rook will be flanking your king while a simple knight blocks any path of retreat. Sacrificing the queen will only delay the inevitable for a Bishop from the west will seal the deal and with 8-10 pieces lost, a 15 year wait will begin. A King who does not deserve a throne will rule the board until he decides which of his pawns to elevate. A nation sucks salt in the interim.

    A word to the wise is always sufficient.

    Just Observing/


  12. Prodigal Son on January 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM
    Fractured Brain Less Pimp,

    Get off OSA’s back. You are so nasty that I wonder if it makes sense to answer you!
    ———————————-
    Prodigal Son,
    Unlike your weak allegation……Owen Arthur’s deeds on his “hidden children” are recorded for posterity.

    And just like in January 2008…..Owen Arthur in 2013 will run away from the proposed nationally televised debate between the leaders . That is why Mr. Dale Marshall is being prepped .

    Owen Arthur is NOT WANTED…. He is too TAINTED .

    Ask Mia Mottley if you have any doubts .


  13. @Fractured BLP

    What MATTER is that we get Barbados back on track and out the hands of
    folks like you.

    – tourism down 3%
    – cruise tourism down 15%
    – manufacturing down 4%
    – agriculture down 3%
    – construction down 3%
    – building material 7.&%

    And you on BU talking nonsense and the list goes on …… down down down nothing up…

    And the DLP what sensible bajans to give them 5 more years old…. you must be a “blank”.

    Both D’s and B’s need to exercise old fashion common sense and end the current DLP nightmare in Barbados. if NOT here is what 2013-2018 could look like:

    – tourism down 14%
    – cruise tourism down 35%
    – manufacturing down 14%
    – agriculture down 30%
    – construction down 28%
    – building material 30&%

    JOBS JOBS JOBS DONE GONE GONE …. ya caba…

    Stop thinking about your owe pocket “Fractured BLP” do what’s best for the Barbados I know you love.

    That light you see at the end of PM Stuart DLP tunnel is a “TRAIN” son.


  14. @factured
    A one sentence response usually indicates a lot.

    Imagine, a fractured BLP is on track to defeat a united DLP. What does that say?

    Just observing


  15. You blp misfits must be kidding trusting OSA with the treasury fuh christ sake he couldn.t even provide the money he claimed he saved for a rainy day.


  16. Yeah observing i see you playing mind games in order to ostercise the DLP Stalwarts.not going to work a day in politicics is only as good as the momentum last but the show is still on the road and the game still on. not going to be fooled by your practicalities of wanting others to think that the BLP has a 99.5% chance


  17. @AC

    Our nation is on the brink of a major negative chance to the standard of living for middle to poor class people, …. notice I left out high and I’m a BLP supporter.

    I’m not a betting man, or ignorant man but I would rather put my money on OSA bringing Barbados back … then to professor Stuart who knows “0” about business, who is simple weird to most, who has not moved Barbados forward in any direction, who lives in a bubble and want bajans to join his bubble as “Fractured BLP” and you have done.

    No Man …. my MONEY for the best future for Barbados is on the BLP & OSA …. as the best choice, party and man to dig Barbados out this gully.

    “WHEN WE GET OUT THE DE GULLY” I’m gonna pull over and talk to wanna .. OK?

    (blogger though: “getting Barbados back on track is so dear to me … I use humor therapeutically)


  18. Austin,

    Even you do not trust / believe your rhetoric.

    Owen Arthur and the BLP are finished. Their position will be the same after the general elections as it is now.

    Barbados wants a PM to lead…..not a PARO to waste .


  19. @fractured
    Adding “paro” to the end of that ad took away all. of its impact. It was stupid and ill advised from a marketing, political and pr perspective. Some would call this consistency on the DLP end.

    Are you calling Owen a paro?
    Are you calling the people against his return paros?
    Do you geniuses even understand the connotation…paro?

    This is just a continuation of unnecessary stupidity (like Parliament lunch and public asset declaration in Heroes Square) that is slowly leading to the DLP’s demise in stature, dignity and soon from now, number of seats in the house. I would offer some more advice but you guys seem to be damned tone deaf. The tone you don’t hear is the sound of winning.

    @ac
    I’ll put my money where by mouth is and ask ALL DLP supporters on this blog.

    Do you believe the DLP will win the next elections?
    Give 3 clear and objective reasons why.
    Which seats or by how many seats?

    I’ve been giving my answers for 13 months and counting. I await yours if you (or carson, or Fractured, or ! etc.) have the balls to put your cards on the table.

    Just Observing


  20. @ Observing

    In three words! leadership lack credibilty . No : ands “ifs ” or “buts” when the leadership and the bpl yardflows can fix that problem which remains fixated in the minds of the barbadian public which is the achilles heel as to wether the BLP win. then i would agree with your 99,5%,n no one hires a person whom they can’t TRUST not neven to run a snowcart .


  21. @ac
    You skipped the first and third question and only gave one reason. I’m tempted to give you more time but I’ll as re leadership and credibility.

    Can we trust Chris? Donville? Darcy? Michael? Dennis?

    A simple yes or no would suffice.

    If it moves you to actually answer the original questions then you can. At least you did 30% better than dem others.

    Just Observing


  22. right now the race is between Arthur and Stuart . please note not even wickham poll has adressed the issue of TRUST! i wonder why. another reason for you observing to be not so fast in rushing the BLP to head of the line, In the same breath the same can be applied to the above names mentioned which most likely would be decided at the polls. However you need to match those names with persons in the BLPwho can be awarded the much coveted seal of TRUST going up against a DLP candidate which in that case i would give the BLP 99.5% . chance of losing since the Issue of corruption and mistrust have dogged them years. Such an issue would weigh heavily on the minds of the electorate on the day of election and one which Wickham ignored at the peril of the BLP who believes that it is all about the economy.. .


    • To repeat, 74% of the poll indicated that they are concerned about the economy and related issues. Who the electorate perceive is more capable to manage the economy will get the nod.


  23. @ac
    David gave one of my points. The other is this. The electorate dealt with the BLP in 2008 for mistrust etc. They did this expecting change and a better form of governance. They have not received this. They have been misled. And on top of that, they have had to endure harder times during the “change” than with the bozos they evicted.

    Familiarity and good feelings are powerful magnets. The DLP have been given a chance, but have been weighed, measured and found wanting. The BLP aren’t much better, but they stand a much better chance of getting past the
    post first. That’s the reality.

    And yes, “it’s the economy stupid”

    Btw, you still haven’t answered questions one, nor three, nor offered two additional reasons.

    Just observing


  24. Not it is not always the economy STUPID that forms a total conclusion in the minds of the electorate, But time will tell. ! TruST ME ask Romney! Exhinit A! when one has a history that smells rotten thatis a major factors into their decision making. Trying to side steepped such an issue is foolish .also notice in the first poll the Leadership issue was uttermost given preference by the pollster now with Stuart gaining some traction. it has gone to the economy . Leadership TRUST and economy cannot be separted no matter how hard one tries . People favour those whom they can Trust and provide good leadership .both are entertwined . Not buying your 99.5% gimmick,Game on.


  25. The people of theUSA must be proud of themselves for re-electing a president that they can TRUST and be PROUD of !and is not tagged with alledge allegations of misconduct while being president for the past five years,Good Job America


  26. Good Leadership is not all about the economy .the american people recognized that after many years of presidents from nixon ! Reagan and Clinton all caught with having allegedly presiding and condoning misconduct from transacting illegal dealings to illicit immoral affairs while in office took a stand and said enough! what they have shown the world with President Barrack Obama is an example of a country not only wanting economic change but moral change as well defined and demonstrated through its leadership.American can and should be Proud of themselves today for putting country interest first against self interest


    • @ac
      Please man …. There is NO comparison between Obama and the failed DLP government and PM we have today so stop. Because both parties share the letter D is simply not enough ….

      Obama in the face of a recession took action to save US economy, this DLP has accomplished nothing on econonic and social reforms in the 5 years they have had.


  27. @ac
    Additionally Obama was determined not to place the economic burden solely on the poor and middle class … the DLP has done the exact opposite.

    Again NO comparison between Obama and Stuart


  28. Oh I get it.

    The DLP thinking is that people are foolish enough to see PM Stuart as an Obama type figure.

    NOT Gonna work AC …. bajans not that silly ….


  29. Today the American should be proud for electing the right man at the right time, Obama. To continue the work he has started.

    Likewise

    PM Stuart and the DLP have done nothing in 5 years and want 5 more years to waste.

    I did think so AC


  30. @AC

    The real comparison is between the PM Stuart lead “DO NOTHING” DLP government and the “DO NOTHING” U.S congress Obama has been fighting … you will find many more similarities there.


  31. The BLP is trying to fly under the radar hoping that all there past misconduct an illegalities would not be present in the mind of the electorate. however a goood leader one who represents the best interest of the people and the overall INTEGRITY of its country must and should be vigorous in actions in presenting the Past as part of our furture. it is incumbent that STUART be vigilant in presenting these issues leaving no stone unturned. it is the patriotic thing to do to secure the country integrity.


  32. @AC

    You keep trying to ignore the DLP’s dismal record over the last 5 years but that will not work. While the DLP government lead my PM Stuart has done “NOTHING” to move Barbados forward “1” inch Obama in comparison has been a rock star on accomplishments.

    @AC: In your next response spend some time pulling together PM Stuarts accomplishments, I bet we don’t hear from you again. Below is a sample of a few Obama key accomplishments to give you an example of what accomplishments look like … Again post the DLP accomplishment list for BU…

    Stuart Accomplishments:
    – None discovered

    Obama Key Accomplishments:
    Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems

    Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.

    Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.

    Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.

    Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.

    Reversed Bush Torture Policies: Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions. Also released the secret Bush legal rulings supporting the use of these techniques.

    Improved America’s Image Abroad: With new policies, diplomacy, and rhetoric, reversed a sharp decline in world opinion toward the U.S. (and the corresponding loss of “soft power”) during the Bush years. From 2008 to 2011, favorable opinion toward the United States rose in ten of fifteen countries surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, with an average increase of 26 percent.

    Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans. Starting July 2010 all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. Treasury will save $67 billion over ten years, $36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.

    Created Race to the Top: With funds from stimulus, started $4.35 billion program of competitive grants to encourage and reward states for education reform.

    Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.

    Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: To keep world economy out of recession in 2009 and 2010, helped secure from G-20 nations more than $500 billion for the IMF to provide lines of credit and other support to emerging market countries, which kept them liquid and avoided crises with their currencies.

    Passed Mini Stimuli: To help families hurt by the recession and spur the economy as stimulus spending declined, signed series of measures (July 22, 2010; December 17, 2010; December 23, 2011) to extend unemployment insurance and cut payroll taxes.

    Passed Credit Card Reforms: Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (2009), which prohibits credit card companies from raising rates without advance notification, mandates a grace period on interest rate increases, and strictly limits overdraft and other fees.

    Protected Two Liberal Seats on the U.S. Supreme Court: Nominated and obtained confirmation for Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman to serve, in 2009; and Elena Kagan, the fourth woman to serve, in 2010. They replaced David Souter and John Paul Stevens, respectively.

    Improved Food Safety System: In 2011, signed FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which boosts the Food and Drug Administration’s budget by $1.4 billion and expands its regulatory responsibilities to include increasing number of food inspections, issuing direct food recalls, and reviewing the current food safety practices of countries importing products into America.

    Expanded National Service: Signed Serve America Act in 2009, which authorized a tripling of the size of AmeriCorps. Program grew 13 percent to 85,000 members across the country by 2012, when new House GOP majority refused to appropriate more funds for further expansion.

    Pushed Federal Agencies to Be Green Leaders: Issued executive order in 2009 requiring all federal agencies to make plans to soften their environmental impacts by 2020. Goals include 30 percent reduction in fleet gasoline use, 26 percent boost in water efficiency, and sustainability requirements for 95 percent of all federal contracts. Because federal government is the country’s single biggest purchaser of goods and services, likely to have ripple effects throughout the economy for years to come.

    Again @AC

    Post the DLP list of comparison for BU to response too…


    • Austin

      I am not letting you get away with that. You can’t say that Stuart did nothing: he appointed the Cabinet.

      Sent from my iPad


  33. Austin i speaking of a mentality of a people who took change to another level. not comparing STUART to OBAMA but comparing the actions demonstrated by the american people in seeking another kind of change other than change for economic reason through its leader .can you say that outside of economy has OSA been able to demonstrate similar leadership ethically or morally over the past years.


  34. @ac

    What has changed in the last five years? Besides the government, a few ministers, economic stats and a Prime Minister?

    Observing


  35. @AC

    Basically you have no list of DLP accomplishments to report, so here comes the DLP fluff response … The real question is whether “the current PM has demonstrated effective leadership ethically or morally over the past years not OSA.

    The answer is NO NO NO …. Remember the months we hear nothing from the PM on key matter facing Barbados, with DLP ministers running wild (is that leadership), remember CLICO matter (is this moral), remember the jobless state in Barbados (is this leadership), 0.0% growth in Barbados (is this leadership).

    Is holding the bajan electorate “HOSTAGE” moral or leadership.

    Again sell stupid somewhere else …. we common sense bajans patriots know better…


  36. The supermarket is not the only place to get food, To much tv and cable make you think all food comes in a bottle or cans. Earth is where the food grows and the ocean is where the fish swim,No Matter the stock market UP or DOWN things will still grow .Ministry of Tourism is not there to feed no one. We need to take care of home and stop looking for plane load of people to feed us ,
    A strong Nation feeds its self.


  37. This man we call Freundel Stuart, the accidental PM of Barbados is “priceless”.

    He states in today’s Nation……”an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay” This is what PM Freundel Stuart wants to see more of in Barbados.

    This is from a man who has admitted that he has been asleep on the job and announced recently that the sleeping giant has now awoken. This from a man who is supposed to be PM and people have to beg to hear from this man.

    Never mind now, we are sick and tired of hearing from him now as every time he opens his mouth, he makes some asinine statements so much so we wish he would shut up!

    This from a man who goes to work most days for 10am.


  38. Austin you seem to be intentionaly missing the point. what i speak of and what the american people have so eloquently defined is “the charcter” of the man representing the office. not his economic policies cause given high unemployment in america that one issue alone would have been enough to defeat Obama. however Obam character did play a major role in deciding who is best suited on belevabilty and trust defying the polls which said the “economy “sending a message that Obamawas more trustworthy over Mitt


  39. Caswell, Caswell… I think Stuart did more than appoint a Cabinet. Was not the electric company sold to Canadians under his watch; did we not recently saw the sellling of NIS shares in Republic Bank for less than market value; did he not recently sold the building at Warrens for $60m to turn around and rent it for $140m; has he not covered and still covering up for Leroy Parris?

    Still and all, I will vote for the Dems if I am home at elections. If Mia was leader of the BLP, I would vote for them.


    • Pat

      I was just being facetious. I should have prefaced that remark by saying that appointing the Cabinet was the act that caused the most harm. Of course, he did other things but all others pale into insignificance when you consider that he is responsible for putting together the largest band of misfits ever assembled as the Cabinet for Barbados.

      By the way, don’t read this comment in or near the precincts of Parliament or I might be accused of insulting a parliamentarian in the precincts of Parliament.


  40. @AC

    The issues in Barbados is HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, POOR DLP GOVERNANCE, A DLP RECESSION OF IDEAS AND KNOW-HOW, POOR PEOPLE GETTING POORER, BUSINESS CLOSURES…. and on and on …. “real world tuff no fluff”.

    Do not attempt to shift the dialogue from the real issues bajans care about to the “character” non-sense. I for one find many of the characteristics of the current PM questionable and frankly weird like most bajans….


  41. Austin that is your unadultered opinion. shifting i am not. the true test of a man is in his character. funny how you canfind questionable characteristics in PM stuart but try to defend or dismiss those of OSA.


    • In the case of Stuart his true test must be in his ability to energize a nation to generate around ideas converted to action to develop our small nation.


  42. Mitt Romney is a wealthy man, one of the wealthiest men ever to run for president [United States] but lacked money early in his campaign, and he never really recovered. The search for cash led him to a Florida mansion for a private fundraiser where Mr. Romney secretly recorded remarks that 47% of Americans who don’t pay taxes. That remark damaged his campaign, that and another “binders full of women”. Moreover, the truth about his Bain Capital company damaged both his character and campaign. In the end, Mr. Romney lost nearly every swing state and ultimately the election.

    The DLP since 2008 seemingly does not know what they are doing, have contributed nothing of significant but possibly could not contribute nothing of significant simply because the BLP before them didn’t know what in the hell they were doing. Government according to Clyde Mascoll is all in the red, flat broke, but government before 2008, before entrance of Thompson and the DLP was not financially stable. Three S&P downgrades prove this. The BLP, additionally started some wild fires – some still burning. The BLP gave birth to Al Barack. Thompson and the BLP accepted Al Barack – without choice. Violet Beckles, also those arch cot, Britton Hill deaths root from the BLP administration; all handicaps the return of Owen Arthur. Maybe. The BLP and DLP alike provides evidence of poor governance, more of it is visible on the BLP side of the road, but character, Stuart in the character arena wins without difficulty – Owen Arthur, Oh! Oh My God!!! Owen allowed himself a wife and significant other both same time and he’s a drunk. Several Youtube videos prove this.

    Bajans could do better than Stuart but without Arthur.


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    • I beg to differ. The moment David Thompson died there was no longer a cabinet. I so happened that Freundel recommended the appointment of the same persons that formed the Thompson Cabinet. Each one of them would have been required to take an oath again. It was therefore a new cabinet.

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  44. @ LOOK | January 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM |
    Owen allowed himself a wife and significant other both same time and he’s a drunk.
    *******************************************************
    A large percentange of Bajan men would take umbrage with at least one part of that statement if not all of it.
    You sure you live in Barbados?

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