Egg On the BLP’s Face

Submitted by Bryant Brown
Peter Wickham, Head of CADRES

Peter Wickham, Head of CADRES

The  opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) tried to pull a fast move on the DLP Government, but got trumped. The BLP managed to influence its support media Executive at Barbados Today, Roy Morris to pay CADRES to conduct a survey on the political climate in Barbados to date. Mind you, Roy is a strong supported of the BLP. According to the on-line paper, the survey was conducted between January 11th, 2013 and January 14th, 2013 in all 30 constituencies.

The survey was designed by CADRES Director, Peter W Wickham who has a gripe with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart over CBC not renewing his three-year contract with the broadcasting corporation. The PM is responsible for that entity.

The results of the survey were in Barbados Today’s Wednesday morning edition faster than you could blink. It was meant to give the BLP group of speakers meat to bash government at their planned mass political meeting at Heroes Square Wednesday Jan 16th 2013.  That meeting was to be held right outside the Senate Chambers which was meeting at the time and which actually ended debate about 8.30pm. There were no opposition members at that Senate debate since the total BLP MPs and Senators have boycotted both the Upper and Lower Chambers calling for general elections to be held.

Constitutionally the Parliament does not expire until midnight February 11th 2013 and general elections must be held within 90 days after. This was a skilful manoeuvre by the BLP strategists  but it backfired, leaving egg on their faces. The police refused permission for the event.

CADRES had asked respondents in the carefully crafted study by Peter, if they believed that elections were now overdue. Barbados Today explained that it should be noted that the phrase ‘overdue’ was preferred in this instance since the elections is clearly now due, and to ask about the election being “due” would have solicited an obvious response.

Peter also asked respondents if they believed that this was a good time to change the government. On what bases does he do?

This Republican Barbados Labour Party and detractors like Peter will get a rude awakening when general elections are held; what they expect will NOT happen. Just reflect on the US polling….OBAMA won hands down.

0 thoughts on “Egg On the BLP’s Face


  1. Well the PM need the full time to give out the VOTE for ME HOUSES.
    Soon we will see on the TV and the Nations papers, the faces of people getting homes shut up for years , looking for them now to vote for him


  2. These little childish games being played by politicians do nothing to enhance the governance of this country. Pray tell me what delayed the Senate until 8:30 pm. The simple answer is they were filibustering to deny the BLP the opportunity to use Heroes Square for a public meeting because of its proximity to the precincts of Parliament. That was puerile. Why are they afraid to let the Opposition be heard.


  3. Caswell at 8:30 p.m. “Pray tell me what delayed the Senate until 8:30 pm. The simple answer is they were filibustering to deny the BLP the opportunity to use Heroes Square for a public meeting because of its proximity to the precincts of Parliament. That was puerile. Why are they afraid to let the Opposition be heard”

    I second this.


  4. My God.
    This post actually made it on BU as an article?

    No substance, no logic, no education, no stimulation just froth blowing in the wind of the $30 fan from S.Y. Adams? Sigh.

    It truly is extra silly season.

    Obsercing


  5. @ Bryant Brown “The opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) tried to pull a fast move on the DLP Government, but got trumped and etc. etc, etc.”

    Dear Bryant: This is the whinny-est thing that I have read in decades. If this is the best the DLP and its supporters can do then wunna is a sorry lot.


  6. caswell

    You are getting really tiring. The old Bajans had a saying, if dont have anything to say, just shut up!

    I cant believe that a man like you who claim to have more than your fair share of common sense would write something so foolish.

    You dont have to keep singing for your supper like this all the time.


    • Carson

      I don’t think that I would waste time being offended by your remarks. Since 2005, I have not depended on politics or politicians for my living: I paddle my own canoe. Singing for what supper. I understand and appreciate your predicament where you find yourself unemployable when the BLP is in power. If you want to see someone who is singing for breakfast, lunch and supper just get a mirror. Don’t worry, I sympathise with your plight but never fear, if the Government changes, I have a job as an organiser with your name on it. Remember, Barrack Obama started out as a union organiser. Mind you, salary is based on commissions so you would have to do real work, not like what you are doing now.

      Sent from my iPad


  7. It is known in many circles that Barbados Today is on its last legs.

    Investors are pulling out and ad revenues are flat. It is only a matter of time before tr collapses.

    Roy is hoping that this poll would breathe a little life back into his dying organisation. That is the reason for this rush poll.

    The real poll is coming soon and there will be no doubt who will be the winners and who will be losers.


  8. everytime i hear the BLP talk about the PM lie and the govt Steal. i cringe. a case of the kettle calling the pot black. i meaning a political platform without DIRECTION! VISION! or talk of putting the country on the right path. some ole sh..t talk.


  9. What is instructive is that those Caribbean countries that have run back to former Prime Ministers in the last year have seen no major benefits despite the many promises made by those leaders in opposition.A word of reality: There is no economic messiah out there and there are no tourists in England sitting down clamouring for an election. Get Real! The BLP is not the solution.


  10. For the BLP supporters with convenient amnesia :9million dollars for the St. Joseph Hospital Commission of Enquiry plus 2 million dollars for the Glendairy Prison Fire commission of Enquiry under the BLP versus 1/2 million dollars for the Alexandra School Commission of Enquiry under this Administration.
    Do the mathematics. – BLP Hypocrites. Keep the BLP in opposition.


  11. i can’t estimate numbers but i believe the crowd in Hero’s square tonight was MASSIVE. it would be nice to hear the official numbers on hand and online.

    the rain fall and people ain’t move.

    then the bombshell email from Peter Gilkes. you could hear a pin drop as Arthur read it out.

    all that only means that Stuarty ain’t calling this election no time soon. His ass is grass and CCC, ac, ! could sing till the cows come home.

    the DEMs gone.


  12. I would also suggest that Peter Wickham’s creditabilty is totally destroyed with his biased questions and biased persons conducting the poll.
    Take for example the poll recently conducted in the Pine when the lady who was conducting the poll for Wickham asked the resident if he was going to vote would he vote for B or D he said he votes for the D’s even when the B’s are in power so he is voting D whatever the person conducting the poll for Wickham then badgered him by telling him why would he vote DLP and not for a particular BLP candidate as their candidate was a nice person.

    Please tell me this is not the way Wickham is conducting his surveys throughout as it is NOT the way polls are carried out, not at all and quite honestly his approach is flawed seriously flawed.

    These vagabonds are the scum of the Earth
    Would you believe that sick transvestite Muscle Mary Barny Lynch just called David Thompson a big nasty brute who is now in hell trying to manipulate the devil!

    So sad.,


  13. @Hungry Crooks
    What do you expect from Muscle Mary Lynch? The people in St. Michael South know that Barney Lynch is a fraud who abandoned them after he lost in the last election, said he finished with politics and then rush back when he did not get the big job overseas that he was hoping for.This is the Barney Lynch whose “World Cup Cruise ship” cost taxpayers to lose millions of dollars but the word is that while the taxpayers lost on the cruise ship deal,Barney was smiling all the way to the bank.


  14. Ann Reid from the Barbados Private Sector Association decided that the Association will release the result of a survey of “their members” coincidentally just before an election which said that government agencies owe the private sector 49 million dollars and they need this money for cash flow etc. The report obviously did not mention for long this money was outstanding or if any of this debt dated back to before 2008.
    Chris Sinckler then last night had to remind the same association that government is owed over 200 million in vat,NIS,etc from the private sector.
    If I owe you 200 million dollars, you think that I should be running around telling the world that you owe me 40. .


    • @!

      Yours is an argument which exposes that you are naive on the issues at play. Yes Sinckler’s statement is factual BUT the position/revelation from the Private Sector Organization shows an anti-government stance. Another disaffected group with a general election looming.


  15. What type of information can Polls find? The Polls can find out what people are thinking about important public questions. However, the questions must be what an impartial person would ask the public.
    “The polls can keep the public in touch with important shifts in public opinion, it is said, and therefore in the shifts of forces which decide where the political, economic and social power lies in the country.”

    An “impartial” Poll is not about directing public opinion, it is a fact-finding device, note I implied an “impartial designed poll.

    I will not suggest here because Polls are now topical that the poll recently conducted was designed to deceive. . . I cannot be sure. My argument is from the questions asked, I would be reluctant to take the poll as reflecting the opinions of the general populace. It could be that regardless of the deficiencies inherent, it was able to capture some feelings of discontent but that discontentment should not be translated as figures based on factual evidence.
    We must remember the saying: “Trust not the populace; the crowd is many-minded.” Phocylides, 560BC


  16. @ David

    The crowd in Heroes Square last night could not make 1,500 people, I know as I was there. The platform was absent of any vision or plan for the future.

    The Commissioner of Police cancelled the meeting on Wednesday night at the request of the BLP given that Owen was sick and had been to see the doctor that day. A sickly prospective PM is a no-no so they had to come up with something, so they opted to turn a negative into a positive.

    Balkans so damn foolish.


  17. Muscle Mary Lynch aka the man that made the costly and financially disastrous decision to taxpayers of renting an empty cruise ship for Cricket World cup was in heroes square lamenting the decline in tourism. When last I checked the entire English speaking Caribbean was complaining about the lack of spend by tourists – Could it have anything to do with recession and sluggish growth in our source markets , higher ticket costs becasue of APD,lack of investment in hotel plant over the years, ? No – Muscle Mary wants intelligent Bajans to blame a DLP government . He should go next door to St. Lucia and see that almost every major tourism / real estate project in St. Lucia including the prestigious Landings is in receivership.Let common sense prevail Barney, Barbadians will not swallow your crap,musclehead!


  18. Is this the same Lynch who said told all and sundry that he dun wid politics that he got a big job in America?

    He got on an Airplane flew to America cooled his heels for a while then had to catch another airplane to fly back to Barbados. The American Government REFUSED TO GRANT HIM A WORK PERMIT.

    Just imagine that, , A FORMER BLP MINISTER OF TOURISM with an inflated ego could not even get a work permit to work in America.

    The he ran back down here with egg on his face and his tail between his legs, announcing that he running for a particular constituency. This is the same man who dun wid politics.

    What is it that the American Government knows that we dont?


  19. @ David- I was showing the hypocrisy of the PSA statement, not the politics. A BLP MP told me a few weeks ago ,”You think that a government could be in power for 14 years and not have supporters strategically placed in every major organization”.
    You see it in the BHTA, Family planning, Small Business Association,Chamber Of Commerce, Barbados Employers Confederation, the so called Consumers Organization, Barbados Association of Corporate shareholders, ICAB, Ed Bushell at BARP and countless others. People who when their “boy” or in the case of the SBA their “girl” in power turn a blind eye and complain privately but when their party is in opposition remain silent.
    Politics is in every organization in BIM especially at this time.


    • @!

      This is a reality for the government given the implications with a general election upcoming. Think Sandiford, if the private sector is NOT with you it becomes an uphill battle. BU’s sense is that the private sector is with the Opposition.


  20. caswell

    You said that you have a job for me.

    Does that mean that I will be the second person in your “union”?

    Just asking!!!


    • @ac

      Nobody is overlooking the I don’t Knows. It has been explained in the methodology how the pollster has been able to use historical positions to make conclusions.


    • @!

      Going to the esoteric argument is fine but the job for the government is to win the message war. This is the key objective. It matter not what the BLP is doing and whether you think their strategy is wrong.


    • @ac

      Do you understand what is involved to operationalize Integrity Legislation? An Integrity Commission has to be put in placed to manage the process. Those affected will have to be given time to submit their financial statements and close family. Do you think the government has the luxury of time to implement? You really need to understand the current reality which the government faces in a hostile environment. The DLP waited 4 years and now wants to rush these important pieces of legislation which should have been given priory to start with.

      The BLP made an error by broaching privatization but many understand that something has to give, using NIS funds to bankroll current expenditure is not sustainable.


    • @ac

      It was an error in strategy by the BLP. You need to calm down and understand the logic. The DLP will do the same if they are reelected because the current strategy is not working, it is a holding pattern. If the 167 million from the BNB divestment did not happen the forex would have dropped, again.


    • @ac

      Surely you are aware that Deputy Leader of the Opposition called Inniss a liar as well and it was carried in the Nation?


  21. polls ! like i asked before there is a number which seems to be overlook in the category of “i dont know”: : Unsure” maybe a total of 63% of the electorate. forming an conclusion on the minority is foolish. .


  22. @David- ” if the private sector is NOT with you it becomes an uphill battle.” True especially in campaign financing and spinning your mesage.The BLP is right now spending THOUSANDS of dollars weekly to TRY to sway public opinion even before an election date is announced. Obviously, somebody in the private sector is financing this and maybe some of the same individuals who are complaining about how bad business is. The BLP is pandering to many in this base by promising to increase consumption and provide millions in “incentives” and 500 million dollar tourism fund.This sounds enticing but at what cost? the BLP is not saying publicly is how will this be financed. The money has to come from somewhere.
    Will it be at the expense of thousands of government employees being sent home?
    However, I think many of the newer players in the private sector are realising that these are new times and the sell beach property to finance consumption model will not work in this environment. Many in the private sector in alternative energy and other areas support what this present government has been doing.
    Some in the private sector understand what is happening globally and commend the efforts of this current administration but you are right that many of the old elite are BLP supporters at heart. That is why Christ Church West where many resided traditionally was such a tough nut for the Dems to crack despite the poor representation especially of Duguid and now Agard.


  23. “These vagabonds are the scum of the Earth
    Would you believe that sick transvestite Muscle Mary Barny Lynch just called David Thompson a big nasty brute who is now in hell trying to manipulate the devil!

    The irony. You simply can’t make this stuff! Anybody remember “expired shelf life”?


  24. Except the BLPites who think it us a done deal and calling for the “bell”this is going to be a hard fight no easy stree for the BLP and reality with the uncommitted numbers .the BLP should not take comfort in the POLL. . the PRIVATISATION ISSUE is gioing to resonate as soon as the bell rings reminding the public sector what to look forward to. Plus integrity legislation being put in place is going to put OSA on the ropes.Surely another “rumble in the jungle” to look forward to .PM saving the best for last.


  25. BU’s sense is that the private sector is with the BLP.

    Always has and always will be. From Plantation to Merchants the BLP is the party of massa and always get the majority of the elections bribe….sorry financing.

    Unless the DLP promise a major freeness in their manifesto they will lose.
    Bajans will vote for the party who promises prosperity.

    Corned beef n biscuits and hurn dolla bills. Yhat is the currency of elections in Babadus.


  26. @David Jan 19 8.19am
    When I heard Mr Buffoon Sinkler pontificating about how much is owed to the Government and juxtaposing that with the 49 million owed by Govt to the PSA,I said if these guys think they can write off the PSA by that kind of stupid argument they have lost this election and they know it.It does not need explaining,the writing is on the wall.
    As if that is not enough we hear the nonsense from Inniss yesterday prefaced by lots of if’s,another dead giveaway that they are losing it big time.


    • @Gabriel

      As a keen observer of the local politics it was indeed instructive to hear Innis ‘begging’ the DLP to defend its record. It is too late to be begging, they should be doing. Meanwhile the BLP has contracted RED and is doing the dog.


    • Gabriel Tackle

      Don’t waste your time with Sinckler, he is only proving what I have been saying all along, and that is: he does not understand much. He is behaving as though the PSA is a single entity that owes all this money. He does not understand that the money is owed to individual companies that make up the PSA.

      He is not seeking to recover any of the $25 million from Courts. Instead, they have now appealed and I am told that relevant documents are now missing from the file, so Courts might walk.

      Sent from my iPad


    • David

      Thanks for that piece of information. This is now making sense. Lord help us!

      Sent from my iPad


  27. No! David that was not an error .that was BLP way of fixing the econmoy and try as hard as you may to downplay the PRIVATISATION issue it will be reinforced in the minds of the electorate putting the BLP on the defense .maybe to you it doesn’t matter but to many barbadians it is a matter of having a job and standing on the bread line .


  28. quote from submission: “This Republican Barbados Labour Party and detractors like Peter will get a rude awakening when general elections are held; what they expect will NOT happen. Just reflect on the US polling….OBAMA won hands down.”

    I have been waiting to hear someone “TRY” to draw a parallel between Obama’s Democratic party and the Barbados Democratic party.

    The Obama Democratic party in the face of a global recession took tough and proactive steps often in the face of a sea of adversity from all sides to make sure the poor and middle class did not carry the full weight of what needed to happen by way of an economic recovery.

    As the complete opposition, the Barbados DLP has for 5 years deployed a “LETS WAIT AND SEE” strategy which has Barbados’s poor and middle classes in a dismal economic state today. The DLP has compounded the impact of the global recession via a PM lead DLP recession of ideas on how to effective move Barbados forward and “NOT” on the backs of poor people.

    We can’t as a nation afford 5 more years of poor PM leadership and an under-performing government on all fronts.


  29. Caswell at 8:30 p.m. “Pray tell me what delayed the Senate until 8:30 pm. The simple answer is they were filibustering to deny the BLP the opportunity to use Heroes Square for a public meeting

    The Nation carried a big story of how the Senate was suspended at least twice during the day because of loudpspeakers outside promotiing the same BLP meeting. That is the cause of the Senate finishing at 8.30 pm. Only a stupid person can be misled by Caswell One Member Union Franklyn.


    • I ignored Carson’s goading so they send out the foolish lawyer to attack. You too sir will be ignored hereafter.

      Sent from my iPad


    • David

      I have promised not to out anyone on BU who wants to keep their identities secret. However, all that I can say is that: Carson is in mortal fear of Owen Arthur’s return since he would find it difficult to practice his profession because of the stance he has taken; and in Watching’s case, like him I have never come up short by $750,000 in my clients’account.

      Sent from my iPad


    • @ac

      You can believe what you want but BU like many are offended by the announcement that the site (Kingsland) which is being looked at to build a new hospital is just a flying the kite exercise. You can follow, BU will continue to ask the hard question. Guess what? At election time is a good time to ask them and we will be asking more of Innis. Read our next blog.

      Again you have not been around BU from the start but last election BU was called by many the ‘DLP Mouth Piece”.


  30. David you seem tio have a “Big Bone ” to pick with donville innis . first you called him a liar abot the BLP stampede to the lunch room which was backup by PM stuart and as of now whuich you have not retract the comment. now you finding fault cause he has instructed the electorate not to be fooled by gimmickry politics handed to them by the BLP whom as of now have not presented any hard issues to back up plans “if” any the might have to fix the economy.


    • The other Big Bone we have to pick with Inniss is to ask how are the plans for the new hospital coming along and is his preferred site still Kingsland.


    • @ac

      Until Innis or anyone on that side come out and state who were the BLP MPs eating launch in the parliament cafeteria on the day of the boycott they are both liars.

      These are different times, only the hacks swallow hook line and sinker what politicians say.


    • For too long we have allowed the politicians to laugh at we, the citizens. Both sides in the House conspire not to convene the Public Accounts Committee. Both sides conspire for the Committee of Privileges not to meet to discuss that David Estwick gun matter. They all conspire to keep their little club going. Some of us are not blind.


  31. SO what ! the opposition job is to make the govt look bad everybody kniows that as “a given” However it makes me question “what is your Job” in making false accusations about innis.


  32. BU question: Since the DLP blame the global recession for anything that is wrong in Barbados as it relates growth of any type ,,,, what explains the growth in the Ministry of “Finance” waist size. How is he getting fatter when bajans getting poorer and thinner?

    but seriously….

    The DLP has squandered enough time – PERIOD

    The DLP had an opportunity 5 years ago to rethink our overall economic strategy in the face of a changing world and take “near” and “long” term actions to stabilize our economy and have some kind of growth, WHILE WHILE finding “innovation ways” to rebuild key sectors to our economy like tourism.

    For example: A few months ago the DLP published a 260+ tourism plan that overall gets an “F” grade “total fluff”, “poor innovation ideas that clearly showed a lack of ICT know-how” “and simply prove that the DLP tourism leadership still don’t “get it” just ask any hotel owner.


  33. @ Hants | January 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM |
    “BU’s sense is that the private sector is with the BLP.
    Always has and always will be. From Plantation to Merchants the BLP is the party of massa and always get the majority of the elections bribe….sorry financing.”

    And should we on BU conclude that the following entities are NOT part of the Barbados private sector?

    JADA
    PRECONCO
    COST-U-LESS
    And the now dead giant CLICO who still own many plantations but its election bribing.. sorry, financing, arm now morphed into the FAMILIES FIRST Account.


  34. Now david you are beginning to sound silly. a proposal is not written in stone and changes can be added or removed and it doesn,t make sense to be making comments at the drop of a hat for sensation. you are on a mission to discredit Donville at every turn. not looking good on your part David.However Donville has done a good job in the area of health giving much needed upgrade to a QEH which was left in tatters by the BLP who could have afforded to do better in times iof oplenty.


  35. It has been reported in the press that the NHC building in Warrens is to be sold for $60 million. The proceeds of the sale are to be used to pay Barrack. However NO other details are provided! I believe that the sale of public (i.e State) assets should be a transparent process.

    That said it is alleged told that a UK based trust will be the purchasers of the building. Further that the Government will enter into a lease arrangement for 20 years. This means that B’dos will get $60 million (all of which will go Barrack) and then B’dos will pay out over $140 million over the next 20 years at the end of which the asset will be owned by the foreign purchaser. So we (the citizens) will be not only lose an asset (the building) we will be out of pocket some $80 million. Also two Ministers are to be rewarded a $1 million each for facilitating this deal.

    I really hope the Prime Minister as the paragon of integrity in public life will refute this allegation and make known the full details on the sale of the building.


  36. @ ac | January 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM |

    Why don’t you follow your own advice you gave two days ago and take a long nap.

    You are beginning to sound like a silly repetitious bore trying to defend a blasted liar and exploiter of women and animals for personal financial aggrandizement.
    Go and do a Freundel. Sleep for a while! Come back when the bell rings.


  37. FRENDEL STUART ,PRIME MINISTER FOR LIFE (so he thinks)

    WILL GET A RUDE AWAKENING ON ELECTION NIGHT.
    HE IS STILL SLEEP WALKING AND TALKING GIBBERRISH
    FREUNDEL STUART IS FULL OF SHITE AND ONE THING ABOUT SHITE IS THAT IT EVENTUALLY COMES OUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT IT TO COME OUT
    …AND SOMETIMES INSTEAD OF YOUR ARSE , IT COMES THROUGH YOUR MOUTH—-FREUNDEL
    —TIME IS UP
    FREUNDEL MUST GO


  38. WRONG David ! i have not been around BU previous to the 2008 election. anyhow good to hear you asked questions but it seems that your “yard stick might be in need of an extension. …………………………………………………………………….@miller you “gully bore” what is your problem?


  39. @ac

    The BLP does not have to make the current DLP look bad …. They are BAD all by themselves with no help needed …


  40. Instead of counting eggs in fowl bottom the BLP ought to remember wutless Tom Adams sober words” they listened to us in their thousands and voted for us in their hundreds”.


  41. @passing thru
    One of Tom’s great traits was knowing when he was going to lose and how to fix it. 1971 was a perfect example.

    One good quote deserves another.

    “Tom realised with agonising certitude, that there was a pressing need…he could not communicate to his comrades…his sense of urgency. He could not convince Bernard St.John that defeat was staring them in the face. He (Bernard) seemed to share a sense of security in spite if Tom’s gloomy forebodings.” (Hoyos, 1988)

    Sounds like a familiar scenario??

    The DLP would do well to take a leaf out of Tom’s playbook where he “fought back like a tiger and won.”

    Just Observing


  42. Hi, observing this not 1971, the world has become a smaller and more connected place to live via social networking.people living in timbuktu can influence an election. not good to count eggs in fowl pouch botsey.


  43. David of BU ,

    What hard questions do you propose to ask. A few days ago you posited that Owen Arthur should respond to PM Stuart charge ” that owen asked PM Stuart to take Mia Mottley into the BLP fold”

    Following the BLP meeting in Heroes Square last night….one of your first hard questions should have been this morning ” Owen what are your views on that allegation ?” ” Why you failed to address that issue in your first public meeting since it was made ? “


  44. David, unanswered to your question Until Innis or anyone on that side come out and state who were the BLP MPs eating launch in the parliament cafeteria on the day of the boycott they are both liars.

    These are different times, only the hacks swallow hook line and sinker what politicians say

    It was Mr Rawle Eastmond who had lunch and also ordered a takeaway and he also was in the lunch room the next day as well.


    • The rate at which Stuart is going BU will have time to ask all the hard questions don’t worry…lol.

      If Rawle is the BLP MP seen in the cafeteria eating lunch then the charge that Inniss is a liar stands.


  45. Just got back in from canvassing in the constituency all morning and afternoon Interacting with REAL VOTERS.

    Not EXTSTRAPOLATED VOTERS!

    Can some one tell again what Peter Wickham’s Poll said?


  46. “If Rawle is the BLP MP seen in the cafeteria eating lunch then the charge that Inniss is a liar stands.”

    that lunch thing stick in your craw.

    Barbados Labour Party

    We boycotting Parliament, but not THE LUNCH ROOM!


  47. I would advise all BLP parliamentarians to steer clear of macaroni pie.

    it caused them real problems this week.

    bunch of licorish people.


  48. Just visited an old lady. Ninety six years old. she said that the Barbados Labour Party promised to build for her a water toilet, they sent some guyanese to build it. Two weeks after they built some of the walls they collapsed on her daughter.

    DLP had to turn around and build the water toilet for her. she is eternally grateful.

    And the thing is, the whole family were die hard BLP supporters, but not any more!!!!!


  49. Oh yeah, before I forget, just as we were wrapping up our canvassing for the day, the BLP candidate for the area turned up with a FILM CREW trying to film constituents.

    All I could hear was, “i in wan nuh picture tek. dah in nuh help to me”!

    So they left with their tails between their legs.

    I wonder why the BLP need film crews?


  50. As I said before the real poll is coming, dont rush the brush. We will be in no doubt who are the winners and who are the losers.

    Just remember all the polls had defeat for Chavez and obama!!

    There is great danger in counting your chickens before they are hatched. I thought that the Barbados Labour Party had learned that lesson.


  51. Came acroos lots of youngsters who are not registered. We promply gave them forms to register and and we will be collecting them.

    More votes!!!!!!


  52. @ David.. Your post at 10:45am tells why so many of us feel a sense of fustration even though we support our respective parties.However the timing of Anne Reid’s revelation certainly catches the eye and makes one begin to think conspiracy.Yes it spells trouble for the government,but would’nt a fair question be is the PSA’s decision based on confidence in Owen Arthur,or rooted in loyalty to the BLP?


  53. “However the timing of Anne Reid’s revelation certainly catches the eye and makes one begin to think conspiracy.Yes it spells trouble for the government”

    It does not spell any trouble for the government.

    Thr private sector owes the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.
    The government could use that money to push the country forward. It stands to reason that if the private sector can do so much with $40million just think how much more the government can do with $200million.

    If stupid Anne Reid wants to do something, then seek a contra account with the government. Even with that arrangement the Government will still come up being owed just around $160million.

    So who is the worst off?


  54. OH DAVID! you so funny! who were the BLP ministers eating in the caferteria? David is that a hard question. sounds more like a paling cock crowing after midnight believing it is daybreak. David get serious .now that is one for the record books. not even the nation would touch that.


  55. @ HAMILTON HILL | January 19, 2013 at 3:57 PM |

    The MoF as a defence to the claim by the PSA about government’s failure to settle bills is counter claiming that the Private Sector owes in excess of $200 million in tax arrears including VAT and more importantly NIS contributions.
    Isn’t this a massively sad reflection and shameful admission of his incompetence as a MoF?

    No wonder the credit rating agencies have downgraded Barbados. What’s the sense of levying or increasing taxes if they are not collectible or can’t be collected?
    How does he expect to reduce the fiscal deficit and to exercise sound fiscal management in order to restore the financial integrity of the country and attract both local and foreign investment in the economy?

    Is he (the MoF) going to publish the list of all those private sector business crooks who have collected VAT from poor innocent consumers and refuse to pay it over to the VAT Office?

    Is he going to publish the names of those employers who deducted NI contributions from the pay packets of the hardworking Bajan workers but criminally fail to pay the contributions over to the NIS to ensure workers future benefits and entitlements are protected?


  56. @ Carson C. Cadogan | January 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM |
    “If stupid Anne Reid wants to do something, then seek a contra account with the government. Even with that arrangement the Government will still come up being owed just around $160million.”

    For a man who claims to be some ‘financial controller” (or is it stock controller) in the hotel sector what an awful lot of misleading crap emanating from the brains of an idiot.

    The PSA is not a commercial or trading entity having some kind of parental control over it subsidiaries in the private sector.
    A contra account will only work where an individual private sector business is owed by the government and in turn owes the government.

    What about those individual businesses which are up-to-date with their statutory obligations but the government owes them VAT refunds or for supplies invoices many months in arrears or overdue?
    What will government do about those businesses ( after setting of the two debts-(contra accounting) still owing millions in VAT, corporation taxes, PAYE &NIS deductions and contributions?
    Do you believe that small businesses like Adrian Loveridge’s P&Q should suffer because of an incompetent braggadocio minister that only thing he is able to grow is his own abdominal girth?


  57. millertheanunnaki | January 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Dont be an idiot if they are encouraged to pay the Government what they owe then the government will have the wherwithal to meet its commitments.

    Simple as that. All stupid Anne reid is doing is spitting up in the air and it is coming back down in her face.

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. She should do all in her power to get the delinquents to fess the cash and the government will have more than enough to pay all who it owes.


  58. They complain that the government owe them $40million but they fail to mention that they owe the government $200million which they refuse to pay.

    What sort of knuckle heads are we dealing with?

    No wonder the astute Trinidaians are buying up everything in Barbados, they realised that they are dealing with idiots masquerading as business people in Barbados.


    • @Hamilton Hill

      Made a similar comment in response to ! this morning. The timing of the announcement sends a signal that the private sector is coalescing around an anti DLP position.

      Another disaffected group which has to be factored in any reelection analysis.


  59. @ Carson C. Cadogan | January 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM |

    You are the one who is the blasted idiot.
    Do you know what the term “STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS” means?
    Listen up stupid Carson, the monies collected from customers via VAT and the NI contributions and PAYE deducted from workers pay DO NOT belong to the businesses or the employers. These monies must be paid over with in the legally required timeline.

    Go and frig around with the corporation taxes or other business taxes like property rates but not VAT, PAYE or NI contributions.

    The same way the government can haul petty robbers and ganga smokers before the Courts (no pun intended) why not business crooks and gangsters in high places or do you condone this kind of administration once the DLP is in power?


  60. but wait, hold on, what is Carson C. Cadogan? is that bajan business ppl are idiots or is it that the BLP selling everything to the Trinidaians?

    would you please stick to one lie per story, i getting to old for these kind of lies.


  61. David (not BU) | January 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM |
    but wait, hold on, what is Carson C. Cadogan? is that bajan business ppl are idiots or is it that the BLP selling everything to the Trinidaians?

    would you please stick to one lie per story, i getting to old for these kind of lies.

    LOL LOL —LOUD LOL


  62. BLP are the ones who are desperate!
    Remember a certain BLP MP saying, you tink it easy being in opposition.

    A BLP MP that his suit is too big for him now.


  63. FROM OVER AT BARBADOS FREE PRESS

    “but Barbados before entrance of David Thompson and the DLP in 2008 was not financially sound. Three S&P downgrades proves this. Before 2008 Owen Arthur and the BLP enjoyed fourteen years of government rule; the result is ultimately a ship wrecked Barbados. The DLP government, since 2008 seems to have contributed nothing of significance but possibly could not contribute anything of significance simply because the BLP before them didn’t know what the hell they were doing. The financial mess in Barbados is self inflicted. Send them a thank you card, Owen Arthur and the BLP”


  64. A BIT MORE FROM BARBADOS FREE PRESS

    “Everything happens for a reason. There is a reason for everything under the sun. The supervisor in 2006 issued a cease and decease order against CLICO. Owen Arthur in 2006 did not trumpet this, the cease and decease order of which he had knowledge, but Chris Sinckler’s asset’s, the recent S&P downgrade and Dr. Leslie Worrell he did. There is certainly a reason.”


  65. @Carson C. Cadogan | January 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM |
    “Any way back in the field on sunday.”

    Which field is that? The cane field that your boss man wants to return incomeptent idiots like you to?
    While you are there in the cane piece get Sinckliar to join you to do some real sweating instead of living the sweet life leading to a massive heart attack in the waiting.

    Where is the EWB day picnic going to be held? Down Bath again? Why not in St. Lucy at the Father of the Nation place of birth.

    Will you be there to hold the mike for Freundel when he announces the date of the lections? That will be the date you letter of termination become effective, Carson.
    But Prodigal or Onions can put in a word for you if you behave yourself on this blog and stop the lies.


  66. Observing (…) one more wutless Tom Adams quote for you “if a lie gets too far ahead without rebuttal it becomes truth.” Tom’s sons and daughters of the BLP led by Owen Shortman remain silent on the PM’s unambiguous revelation that Owen begged the Dems to take Mia off his ahnds. Owen knows its the truth ergo no rebuttal. I believe the PM.

    On another score the PM cosigned Donville Inniss unambiguous claim that the licorish Bees eat in the lunch room while fooling the public they boycotting Parliament. Again no unambiguous rebutal from the BLP apart from BU quoting dubious sources.


  67. Passing tru wrote”licorish Bees eat in the lunch room”.

    Maybe they are required to eat regularly and the quality of the cuisine is better for their health than fast food.


  68. How did the DLP reach this sorry state? Imagine an election has not even been called and there is this much political back and forth.

    Whenever a post is started on this topic, I will explain how the nomination of Mara Thompson (against her will) was the main reason the DLP has found itself in this state. She adds absolutely no political stock to the party. She cannot assist any struggling DLP candidate. Any time a candidate has such a strong seat such as St John, that candidate cannot be just a drift wood candidate. That candidate must be a mover and shaker in the party. In my opinion she adds nothing to the party but has enormous wealth. I have nothing personal against her but it is true.


  69. @ miller,
    But Prodigal or Onions can put in a word for you if you behave yourself on this blog and stop the lies……….

    Hell no, miller, I will never put in a word for CCC. He has told too many lies on the BLP. He backs an incompetent government who has destroyed the jobs of so many Barbadians. I know of two families where the breadwinners lost their work and have not been able to find work but have their families to maintain…. you it easy for them? No!! So CCC, wont suffer, he has been feeding off the fatted calf so “he guts full”.

    By the way, didn’t Sinkliar sound as petty as the Fumble tonight on DLPTV saying the BLP when passing by the Treasury are saying…..I love you, I miss you.

    Can I ask you, Mr Sinkliar….’and what is it about the treasury that you Dems dont want to leave? Hypocrites!


  70. @
    Hants | January 19, 2013 at 7:17 PM |

    Passing tru wrote”licorish Bees eat in the lunch room”.

    Maybe they are required to eat regularly and the quality of the cuisine is better for their health than fast food……………….

    Hants,

    You are all the way in Canada, do not be fooled by what ac and CCC put on this blog. The minister has a stake in that catering business in the House. Maybe the head count was done which would affect the bottom line! Has nothing to do with any healthy food, cause macaroni pie aint all that healthy! CCC said mac pie was served!


  71. hi david here is a “hard question ” ask OSA why he never goes to parliament but still collects a paycheck for doing nothing. yuh think he would answer.


  72. It is clear for ALL to see that given the four and five consecutive posts on one topic by individuals like CCC that they know very well the DLP is in trouble. This is also evident in the comments coming from the party’s MPs as well. Pray tell what political mileage a party expects to gain by trying to mislead the public into believing that memberS of the BLP ate lunch at Parliament on Tuesday? What is even more laughable is supporters coming on the blog and proudly announcing that it was A member (note singular and not plural as the Minister inferred) who is not even contesting the next election.


  73. but david that is many months ago and he never answered . maybe you can try again cause no sense in having a leader who does not like to go to work for the people who elected him .thank God that might never happen again but to be on the safe side .the people should hear directly from OSA. wuh you think or send BU an email. there are more questions like . Why did OSA not pay the court ordered settlement to BarracK? also why he had commision of inquries that run barbados into the millions like Dodds and the ST,joseph hospital with no resolve Oh! and how about 10 years letting AX becoming a monster..
    oh another one how after he cut taxes and whatever other plans he have to cut to reduce deficit. where he going find the 500million to prop up the tourism industry, btw only owen must give the answer not the BLP yardflows.yuh think he would answer..


  74. @ Carson C. Cadogan on January 19, 2013 at 8:13 AM |
    “Is this the same Lynch who said told all and sundry that he dun wid politics that he got a big job in America?…. The American Government REFUSED TO GRANT HIM A WORK PERMIT. What is it that the American Government knows that we don’t?”

    The question is Carson C. Cadogan, what do you pretend to know that the ressa we don’t know?


  75. I was hoping by now that the people who raised the issue of people eating lunch would have realised how low this sounds, and put a stop to it. I felt really ashamed to see the Minister of Health on the CBC Evening News complaining, from the floor of the House, about who ate food. My God man: doesn’t he have more class than that.


  76. Keep telling people having wealth does not suddenly make you intelligent or give you sudden common sense, if anyone has ever spoken one on one to Inniss it becomes very clear that he does not have a high level of intelligence and his mind is perpetually trapped in the gutter. He learned absolutely nothing but checking for himself while living in the states. Some people just cannot learn or rearrange their small minded, selfish, simple minded way of thinking. Pity the taxpayers had to pay to learn that about min of health.


  77. caswell

    Here is a suggestion which will save the Barbados Labour Party from their licorish selves.

    To keep the Barbados Labour Party members from sneaking into the LUNCH ROOM, what can be done is to invite all members of Parliament, who attended and did the peoples business for which they are being paid a taxpayers salary, to enter the LUNCH ROOM. Once they are inside the LUNCH ROOM,PADLOCK the door to keep out the Barbados Labour Party members.

    That would protect the Barbados Labour Party memebers from them selves.

    What do you think about that suggestion?


  78. In that way Marshall would not have the embarassing task of seeking to fool the Bajan public, who know better, that the BLP boycotted the LUNCH ROOM as well.


  79. The great Houdini just returned to be on hand to make a meagre gathering of less than a thousand people to be viewed by the BLP as 9000

    What a joke the police and officials of the police service put the crowd at less than a thousand but the liars in the BLP like Miss WALCOTT, Muscle Mary Lynch and the Portico $ 1,000,000.00 payment for TCP man See Thru. Feel the need to encourage their base after a poor lack Lustre political meeting that they hyped up for a week previous to the event only to have it be rated as a massive disappointing flop of mega proportions, but to run an ad today to thank those who did not attend is typical for the dishonesty of the BLP and it’s members, the ad alone is their admission of a very poorly attended meeting, that is better remembered for Muscle Mary cursing our highly respected dead leader the Honourable David Thompson he should know better because it was the same Lynch who on the Wednesday of the week before took up the phone and called David Thompson to plead with him to not let PM Stuart win the seat as he had a plantation house to pay for and that he needed David Thompsons help to not get beaten, Thompson told him to go to hell and go back on the street corner and do what he does be a whore. On Coolridge street.


  80. @Ask and it shall be given & Carson
    Unfortunately for those in charge of the DLP campaign, Barbados has moved beyond this type of political pandering.

    A new Barbados awaits.

    Just Observing


  81. @ Ask and it shall be given – “The great Houdini just returned to be on hand to make a meagre gathering of less than a thousand people to be viewed by the BLP as 9000”

    The BLP love to play the “rent a crowd game” -busing in supporters and branch members and the committed BLP yard fowls. From by my investigations, the BLP spent abut $15 000 in print and radio advertising to promote that one meeting. That does not include the $1000 a day that they are spending on Facebook. That 9000 figure is a bare joke but with Arthur at the head, you know the BLP campaign will be spewing lie after lie.

    By the way , where is all this money coming from to finance the BLP campaign. It could not be from the same private sector that says they have cash flow problems.


  82. @!
    forget how much they are spending. Tell us how you will maintain the government if you believe as you say that they are the worst thing possible for Barbados at this point in time.

    Just Observing


  83. @Observing
    A new Barbados awaits
    ***************
    I surmise from your postings that you are 99.9% sure that the BLP will win the Election and perhaps you are correct but surely your optimism has gone into overdrive with your comments about “a new Barbados”. This recycled old wine in new bottles is somehow going to lead this “new Barbados”.

    I guess we are seeing the introduction to this “new Barbados”, I just tuned into Noel Lynch’s comments.


  84. @sargeant
    statements of fact does not my opinion reveal. Regardless of the outcome of the election (B/D) there will be a new Barbados. I’m not optimistic about either, but I at least wish those that hold the reins would put up a reasonable fight.

    And yes, I am 99.5% sure that the BLP will win the election. And even if they don’t, the damage and collateral damage that the DLP will need to execute to ensure that they don’t will flatten us nationally, internationally and socially. It’s too late for any other outcome.

    Either way, Barbados doesn’t win.

    Just Observing


  85. If the Barbados Labour Party members miss three consecutive Parliament meetings what will happen to them?


  86. @ David
    How would Caswell Franklyn know what is the status of someone’s client account to state that it was short by $750,000.00? was he that person’s accountant / auditor or was he his private banker?


    • @Just Wondering

      Submitted on 2013/01/20 at 3:35 PM

      @ David
      How would Caswell Franklyn know what is the status of someone’s client account to state that it was short by $750,000.00? was he that person’s accountant / auditor or was he his private banker?

      Good question and one we will leave to Caswell to answer.


    • You don’t have to leave it to me. If you know anyone on the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Association you can ask them. You would more believe them.

      Sent from my iPad

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