Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler Reacts to Criticism on the Eve of No Confidence Motion

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler

Yesterday [21/10/2013] David Ellis of Voice of Barbados shared audio of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler [MoF] and Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley. BU finds the audio interesting because of the comments which the MoF directed at David Ellis, Dennis Johnson, Corey Layne and Netafari Caddle in their role as talk show hosts. Listen and be the judge, justified you think?

Although the focus today [22/10/2013] is expected to be on a motion of No Confidence brought by the Opposition against the MoF the broadside by the MoF on the media should be of concern. At a time when the country should be fixated on finding ways to surmount the economic challenges this is where we find ourselves. Is it not interesting both political parties eventually become confrontational with the media?

Listen to the MoF’s comment followed by the Leader of the Opposition

164 comments

  • @Jack
    Good comments this morning. I will add, MIA seeking traction for the BLP conference this weekend as I said she is moonwalking

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  • Rational thinking

    Mottley and her style of leadership has carried the BLP to a new low in their politics of this island, that Mayor Mottley entitlement belief overrides all rational thinking on her part.

    The party nor the electorate can afford another month of Mottley running the BLP where is Arthur where is Toppin where is Payne where is Marshall where is Symmonds when any one of the above mentioned would gain a lot more respect from the voting public that this hot air filled balloon that is floating above the average Barbadian she has NO connection with ordinary Barbadians, she does not live among ordinary Barbadians, not when she her mother her father and brothers see it fit to try to keep Barbadians from being on the beach in front of the family mansion in Lower Carlton or when she is travelling the world with her girlfriends to take in Beyonce’s concerts with tickets upwards to US $ 15,000.00 a ticket this is not the lifestyle of ordinary Barbadians it is a much more elitist lifestyle for the Rich and The Famous.

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  • @Rational
    It would be a step forward for more locals to join the list of Rich and Famous,once they have earned that privilege by dint of hard work or by risking assets possessed.Barbados would be on the road to becoming a more civilised country.
    I posit the view there are many opportunities for the working class to move up the socio-economic class structure and similarly upwards for the middle class.It is worth our endeavours to be so guided therefore it should not be decried or discouraged.
    Secondly,if Mottley owns the house at St Alban good for him.I am told the land is the property of the Trustees of the Anglican church and they are probably in receipt of rental fees.I am also told that Mottley is one of the Trustees of that religious denomination.

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  • Gerorge Payne accuses MAM of supporting Irene Sandiiford in St.andrew during the 2013 General Elections.

    George Payne actually has this documented in court papers.

    Did any reasonable thinking Barbadian citizen expected George Payne to support MAM yesterday ?

    There is incontroverible evidence in the hands of law enforcement that Owen Arthur’s phone were wiretapped by Darwin Dottin and cohorts – acting under the instructions of MAM.

    Did any reasonable thinking Barbadian expected OSA to support MAM yesterday ?

    Dale Marshall sympathises with both of his male colleagues.

    Only David of BU thinks differently.

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  • How then are bajans going to be treated to robust debate in parlament when all the leadership of the BLP spend time doing is floating trial ballons which so far have fizzle akin to the one yesterday. . Robust debate entails taking on hard issues and presenting viable and workable solutions. So far she has been unable to raise the political barto a higher level to include meaningful debate but persist on dialogue of divsion and confrontation. The poitics of yesteryear.

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  • I have been reading individual submissions and I have come up with simple observations. These mentioned over-night posters “Rational Thinking”,Back in time Jack”, Tell me More” ” Befuddled !!! etc. seems to have one thing in mind…..that is to distracted people from the perilous position that Barbados now find itself in. Who de hell is Mia? Can she rehash a budget and make changes to the reduction in support to the QEH, Can she approve cheques to purchase new buses, or ambulances, or police vehicles, or reduce electricity rates or water rates or the piss poor service that we are getting from Lime. Come on people, let’s start dealing with our present position and work together in pushing Barbados back to the top of good governance and outstanding financial management. I say no more to the stupid critics including Plantation Deeds who’s only concern is to confuse the public when the beneficiaries of the land are all dead.

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  • @ Checkit-out….You spoke to a multiplicity of blows and the procurement of clips for future use.My question to you is this.Do you not think that given the suspicion of fractures within the ranks,if not all some senior members should have been heard from?Would such a stance not show some semblance of togetherness?What do you think?

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  • Hamilton Hill;

    It seems to me that it would have been better for Mia’s and their ostensible cause if more of the senior members had spoken to the issue yesterday through taking that golden opportunity to pile on the minutiae of the case against CS and FS for a captive Island wide audience as surely they all could not but have agreed with the case that CS and the DLP Government had done little for any thinking person to repose confidence in them.

    But, taking their spin at face value only as I understand it, having seen that the Government was not answering any of the charges, the BLP leadership (ie. Mia) decided to shut the motion down having somehow determined that the few BLP speakers had done enough to make their case to the watching public and that further talk would not advance that cause.

    Since they all voted for the no-confidence motion, they probably thought they had done their part.

    But to repeat, I think that it would have been more strategic if Owen Arthur, for one, had seen it fit to repeat only what he was reported to have said two days before at the rally.

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  • Rational thinking

    Tell me why don’t you and other BLP lout and liars calm down and Don’t Panic, you go work out your internal fighting and let the Govt get on with the job of running the affairs of this country.
    Your party has no standing in the running of the country as for the evidence your Mottley would have relegated it to Mottley dictatorship where your every personal communication would have had her review and her oversight.

    This not something that a leader in waiting should have been charged with it is not becoming of Mottley or the BLP to instuct the puppet Dottin who’s phones she Mottley wanted listened to it just is not what persons wanting to be leaders get themselves involved with it is the type of thing we expect from the Scum of the Earth as Mottley clearly is or has become.

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  • @back in time

    Who is responsible for scheduling the Motion of No Confidence? Not MAM!

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  • I’m amused by the comments I read here regarding Chris and the threat to be shot. My first though when he said it was that it was two fellas from the Red Sea Gang which operates down in Deacons area. Since the fellas having issues landing drugs these pass few months, or maybe unfulfilled election promises to them. But all in all, just smoke and mirrors. Just can’t take him seriously anymore.

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  • @Befuddled

    Let us agree that the seniors not speaking has not resonated well and suggested an incoherent strategy. We can debate the why.

    The above notwithstanding MAM tabled ligit concerns to which the public deserves reasonable explanations The economic indicators confirmed by the GoCB are there for all to see.

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  • many gov’t workers
    not paid this month
    heard it on VOB–4:30 news

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  • Back in Time Jack

    Yagga

    When was pay day for this month?

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    From Facebook:
    “THE UNEAGER ELEVEN

    WHY DID 11 OF THE BLP MPs REFUSE TO SUPPORT THEIR LEADER IN YESTERDAY’S MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST MINISTER OF FINANCE CHRIS SINCKLER?

    IS THERE DISSENT IN THE RANKS?

    IS IT THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PREPARE THEIR SPEECHES?

    OR DID THEY JUST HAVE NOTHING TO SAY?

    LOOKED MORE LIKE A MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION TO ME! BEFORE GIVING HER WRAP UP SPEECH, FRESH FROM LUNCH SHE ASKED IF NO ONE WANTED TO SPEAK, AND HER COLLEAGUES JUST SAT THERE DUMB!

    DID SHE NOT TALK TO THEM DURING LUNCH? DO THEY TALK? WHAT WAS THE REAL PLAN THERE?”

    Requel Gilkes

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  • WHY DOES CARSON ALWAYS QUOTE RAQUEL GILKES?
    WAS NOT SHE A BLP SUPPORTER?

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  • POLITICS IN BARBADOS: The government did for one session what George Payne did for five years.Please stop the crocodile tears. As I said earlier this sword has two edges,and I am still befuddled as to why there were no interventions by the senior opposition members? If they had all addressed the chamber in support of the motion,it would be difficult for anyone to defend the government’s strategy.As it stands right now it looks as though the Dems treated it as a nuisance,and certain members of the opposition agreed.Long and short of it is this.POLITICIANS LAUGHING AT WE.

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  • well well it is as clear to see by a blind man on a trotting horse that the BLP sent MIA a vote of NO CONFIDENCE yesterday , How on earth could these senior members not grab the opportunity not to drive away the perception of strife and mayhem wirhin their ranks,, Are they just crazy, f,, ing nuts if you ask me , Unbelievable of all the times when the country is watching CUH DEAR,,,

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  • ”Long and short of it is this.POLITICIANS LAUGHING AT WE.”
    ———-

    No, the long and short of it, Barbados is the laughing stock of the rest of the Caribbean and those who would have invested here some years ago, will steer clear, FAR clear.

    We are in more than deep doo doo….. and Poochie is part of the problem, he, ‘Headcracker’ Jones, Shotgun Slade and Slumber too.

    As OSA said, a POOR RAKEY Parliament.

    And everyone knows it.

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  • Poochie cant count numbers in a budget, nor hotel room occupancy, but by the looks of him, he can sure count the numbers of fishcakes he could eat in one go…

    Or…maybe not….

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  • @ Balance balance | October 22, 2013 at 6:56 PM |

    What is quite obvious, is that IF (IF) the DLP has a wider margin at the February polls, at that point Sinckler and the 11 would have taken the opportunity to ditch Stuart.

    The previous effort was waylaid and then elections drew nigh, but after elections, they would have grabbed the opportunity.

    And Sinckler would have been PM now, gosh forbid. From the low burner to the frying pan.

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  • @mobert

    Counting from the number Of NO CONFIDENcE VOTES directed at MIA from the senior BLP members it is obviuos she has jumped butt naked from the low burner to the fiery frying pan….. gee golly…….

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  • @ Bush Tea > You create an image of a politician who is basically a loud-mouth, insult-throwing, macho personality – of moderate-only intellect

    Indeed, your parlance on the nature of Barbadian politics, Mr.Representative, is astoundingly accurate. ‘Ahem’.

    On the nature of our political representatives, even more so. I must hereto commend you for your entertaining ‘sniff’ and rather eloquent, narrative, much of which will fly right past our less-then-quick representatives and indeed, citizenry as well. ‘Sniff’.

    How then do we move forward? Or have we come to accept our lot in life as the rather complacent and in some ways, uncaring members of the Caribbean community?

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  • @ ac,

    Why must you keep directing at MIA. Same as the xxxs poor guv’ment, who refuse to answer questions, instead screaming wildly about demons about to destroy the country and traitors etc etc and NO ANSWERS on issues of national importance.

    POOR RAKEY!!!!!!

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  • Poochie – POOR RAKEY

    Slumber – POOR RAKEY

    Headcracker – POOR RAKEY

    Quickdraw Maguffy – POOR RAKEY

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  • Mobert | October 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM
    @ ac,
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    Why must you keep directing at MIA.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    why not Mobeydick…… she has re-define herself as the “elephant standing in the room……..Can help but see her,,,,,,,,,.

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  • The nation just post a video on its facebook page. i would suggest some of you got watch it.

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  • that sounds like full support from OSA. what say you ac and company? lets see how you all spin that one.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Barbados Finance Minister denies issuing bonds… Featured

    “The record is absolutely clear, Barbados has never, never in its history defaulted on an international bond, or a domestic one for that matter.”

    The words of Barbados Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler as he again refuted claims that Barbados issued new bonds on the international capital market.

    Addressing participants at The Productivity Council’s one-day summit today, he said, “regardless of whatever anybody may say, if I were an investor, I would feel more comfortable with the country that I know is likely to pay me back than the country that isn’t.”

    He said the Government was conducting an asset liability management exercise, in which it was trying to buy back existing bonds.

    “Now we put an asset liability management exercise in the market to buy back our 2021 and 2022 maturities. I am advised by the experts and by our international bond advisors that the average rate of participation in a buy-back on a bond is about 40 per cent because it is very difficult to buy back something from somebody that is valuable. The fact that our bond holders buy Barbados’ paper, put it in their back pocket and think very hard about selling it must tell you something about what they feel about those bonds,” he surmised.

    The Minister knocked the recent comments that nobody wanted Barbados’ bonds and that Jamaica’s was a better buy. He said Barbados might not have mastered the market in getting people to buy bonds, but “we have mastered the art in paying back the people who buy our bonds.”

    http://www.whatsupcaribbean.com/index.php/business/21758-barbados-finance-minister-denies-issuing-bonds

    …..and to hear MIA and SEETHRU in the Park Sunday misleading the public was sickening.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    The Nation newspaper was started and launched in 1973 by members of the Barbados Labour Party.

    It is the Propaganda arm of the Barbados Labour Party. Its offshoot starcom network is also part and of the Barbados Labour Party misinformation machinery. Don’t be fooled by how much money the Trinidadians have put into it.

    So be careful viewing any Facebook page belonging to the Nation newspaper.

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  • Lick Muh and Bite Muh

    Tell Us About Wiretapping Mia
    Posted on October 23, 2013 by David | 3 Comments

    Assistant Superintendent met with the Commission on 22 July, 2011. She gave an account of a meeting she attended with Commissioner of Police and Inspector Anderson Bowen, during which meeting the Commissioner manipulated his laptop computer and played a recording of a telephone conversation between Inspector Bowen and another person…

    (Extracted from the Police Service Commission Recommendation of Retirement of the Commissioner of Police)
    The passing of Inspector Anderson Bowen has given reason for pause in the BU household. While many may remember his exploits to capture the fiercest criminal, BU will always remember him for daring to challenge Commissioner Darwin Dottin in 2005 and as a consequence suffer uncalled for indignity before his peers when he was disciplined in 2007. Although he was reinstated by the Police Service Commission in 2010, his career had been effectively derailed by Dottin.

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    Is it not regrettable that almost every issue in Barbados is distilled through a political partisan lens? Take for example the issue at the heart of this matter, wiretapping by Commissioner Darwin Dottin. Should this issue not concern all Barbadians whether Dee, Bee or Pee. Instead we have the BLPites supporting Dottin and the DLPites leading his prosecution. BU is satisfied that Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley who was Attorney General during the period of wiretapping must be asked by the citizenry to explain what she knows. Dottin would not have been motivated to order wiretapping of a political nature without being directed.

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    In memory of the late Anderson Bowen and his family BU will continue to highlight what in our view remains an unpunished crime which was directed against an innocent citizen. It is time for Mia Mottley to speak to this issue.

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    The excerpts have been taken from the report which was sent to the Governor General to have Dottin removed from office
    This entry was posted in Barbados Police Force, Caribbean News, Law,Crime, Mia Mottley and tagged Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin, Inspector Anderson Bowen, Wire Tapping. Bookmark the permalink.
    3 RESPONSES TO TELL US ABOUT WIRETAPPING MIA

    Lick Muh and Bite Muh | October 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM |
    David even more amazing is that she ordered that her bosses phone be wiretapped as well,, the statement by the two officers who took the instructions is even more telling when they stated that these wire tappings had nothing to do with criminal activity but rather they were kept in a file called POLITICAL these wire tappings were mainly political in nature and even included her boss Arthur’s phone and the present Prime Minister phone and the phone of the Late Prime Minister David Thompson, these recordings were sent to Mottley every evening under the cover of darkness.

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    ROK | October 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM |
    Very, very disturbing indeed. I am left speechless. We have fast become a police state. Something in the water that policemen drink?

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    Lick Muh and Bite Muh | October 23, 2013 at 11:30 PM |
    ROK not policemen alone this policeman took his instructions from Mia Mottley lets start by having her explain why she instructed the misuse of state equipment to the benefit of her political purposes, where would this have ended were the BLP still the Govt of the day and worse yet were Mottley ever to become a Prime Minister of this good land ?

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  • David;
    The timing of this BU campaign (the wiretapping one) is most interesting in that the DLP’s back is against the wall re. their handling of the economy and practically all indicators are pointing south towards an imminent arrival of the IMF. Could anyone say distraction politics?

    Could someone explain EXACTLY how Mia could have influenced the former CoP to wiretap the phones of strongmen former PM’s Arthur and Thompson when she was in opposition or was it just the phones of the chauffeurs of these people which she allegedly ordered him to bug? Why not publish the whole document that was sent to the commission and not just extracts and let the BU family judge the issue? There may be something in the whole case but it seems somewhat one sided now.

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  • @checkit-out

    BU has no time for the politics. Whether it is politically motivated or not should not be the issue. There is meaty evidence that wiretapping was authorized in Barbados. At the time it was done MAM was the AG and this is the context of the questions directed to her in this blog. BU will use best judgement if or when to post the full document.

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  • David; I Accept your comments above. I had understood from earlier comments that some of the alleged political wiretapping was going on post 2008. Glad to see you have now cleared that up and that it apparently ended post 2008. Wonder if the report also showed hard links between Mia and the CoP both pre and post 2008.

    Interesting, however, that while BU posts all kinds of sensitive documents in full, it only published extracts of that one. hmmm! I can understand if the issue is one of National security but then why publish only the extracts that suggest malfeance by the former CoP or was the document totally one sided with nothing in it that suggested a defence for the former CoP?

    In the interests of being fair to all concerned – the Government, the Police Department, the protagonists, the past and present AGs, etc.- (while redacting sensitive parts like Wikileaks) might it not be useful to publish the whole report?

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  • Well said David

    No matter which political party won elections in 2008/2013, our economic situation at this time was predestined by our lack of productivity ; by our cultivation of an attitude of national mendicancy: by living above our means FUNDED BY BORROWING, and by a misguided focus on regionalism and perpetual economic growth.

    Issues about JUSTICE, HONESTY, FAIRNESS, and righteousness – like the corrupt Court system and illegal wiretapping are the REAL ISSUES that any thinking media NEEDS to focus on……
    Well done David…never mind the complaints of Checkit-out…… 🙂

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  • Rational thinking

    You have no input as to if David will or will not publish the full report take what you get and study it carefully. Simple as that.

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  • Bush tea;
    Yuh like yuh going senile yuh!

    Yuh can’ see dat I was asking precisely for the same things you appear to be asking for:-

    JUSTICE,
    HONESTY,
    FAIRNESS, and
    righteousness

    Posting excerpts of a document and withholding the full document can’t be an exemplar of any of those things above.

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  • GutterPerk to Guts to Gunny Ranking
    Govt workers not paid
    not paid
    not paid
    not paid
    sorry state of affairs
    not paid not paid no
    Govt bad bad bad O
    not paid
    not paid
    not paid
    eager to talk talk talk
    not walk walk chalk it
    not balk balk balk it
    Govt real bad yeah-broke back fountain

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  • ………Imagine that nah……from “punching above we weight ” to this…..SHIITE TALKERS in a rubba dub tub to IMF hell !

    People wakeup nah…what is being done to correct our path?…this is nuttin but DIVERTING TACTICS ..there is 357 economic magnum in our face, wid its safety off…..WAKE UP NAH…

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  • Common sense is not common

    Check-it

    is a pretentious BLP hypocrite who fool only himself that he seeks to be ‘fair and balanced’.YEAH LIKE Fox news right?

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  • @checkit-out

    The document was received late last night and we have done the best in the circumstances. Of course we will release more info.

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  • @ Checkit-out
    You think Bushie can’t recognize a red herring when he sees one?
    What publish what whole document what? To prove what…?

    So if a number of witnesses testify that they were detailed “first hand” to carry out these illegal functions…..we need to read 50 megabytes of additional testimony? …..to prove what….?

    If you read one line from ac…..do you need to revise all her 100000000 other posts to establish that she is clueless…? 🙂 LOL Ha Ha

    BTW ac
    …keep off Bushie’s blog…..else the bushman will ban you!
    Think Bushie is David nuh?! LOL

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  • Having said all of the above…….

    SURELY even the PM must now realize that, having dismissed the nonsense no confidence vote that was brought by Mia…. and quite appropriately with the disdain that it deserved… He now has NO OPTION but to take action….

    Sinckler now needs to be appointed Minister of Drainage where he will be safe…

    Bushie would now move him to this new role based only on his pathetic baby-like complaining that his life has been threatened….
    …so did Sinckler expect that he could do that role effectively without making serious enemies? Does he understand that it is a MAN’s job?

    Wuh he looking for friends?
    What threat what? …even Bushie does get threats and he is only a minister of green tea…..

    …man bring Dr. Estwick do!…a man who know how to deal with bad boys…. A man who calls a spade a spade….a man who can marshall his forces…..

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  • Wuh bushie LOL Fuh look who u nominate to be Head of BUP…..NONE OTHER THAN CASWELL FRANKLIN and u get up in here on BU advising PM STUART…..Wuh LOSS now i belive you grass bed got plenty chincks cause u scratching too much

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  • …man bring Dr. Estwick do!…a man who know how to deal with bad boys…. A man who calls a spade a spade….a man who can marshall his forces…..
    ***************************
    From one blowhard to another Bushie?…..man doan meck sport….Like you forget
    Estwick promise me 5 John Deers…..nuttin
    Estwick promise electric generation sea water plant on the East Coast…nuttin
    Estwick promise revamp sugar revolution…..nuttin
    Estwick promise enthenol gasoline plant from sugar cane…nuttin
    Estwick, man look ..ya sure ?

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  • ac….
    You would never be able to appreciate the potential value of someone like Caswell (who has a paranoid compulsion with rules and regulations, and BALLS to suit) – to a place like Barbados.

    The reason why nothing works around here is that no rules are followed. ……We have lots of them….and they sound real pretty and official…but they DONT mean squat…. Especially to the well-to-do.

    The place NEEDS GOVERNANCE and JUSTICE.

    It will take an Igrunt man like Caswell and a few others with attitudes like BAFFY, David, Amused and GP to fix that situation….

    Once the rule of Law is re-established, there are many out there who can operate successfully, but without good governance, such potential leaders are just spinning top in mud….and people like you will continue to run things…

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  • problem is dey aint no body to fit the role….admit it.

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  • Onions
    Ya mean you don’t get it?
    When your great grand mother was on her deathbed which doctor was the right one for her?
    What do you not get about INEVITABLE?

    Man not even Bushie can save our behinds…..
    We are talking about palliative care here skippa……

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  • Sorry Bushie, dun kno I am an optimist……we could still pull this one off..D patient ent dead yet …Granny still able to get up on she own and go piss in the poe….problem is DEM aint willing to tekk nah advice nor listen to a fella ( they rather tekk pensions and let she sink)…You heard that lady (tourism entrepreneur) on Brass tacks just now?..Barbados still got people wid good ideas that can work….(one of them) mekk Emera issue shares on the Barbados market if they want mo money…wha u tink?….No Bushie we still got time to mekk some moves….but DEM too shame to ask fa help…

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  • Lol @Onions
    Man what mek what moves what?
    Face reality!
    Ya best to make things right wid ya soul – and lay back peacefully…
    ….Wuh happen? You want to re-live your young days again….? .

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  • left out Estwick in wunna foolish talk hear?
    Estwick give wunna;
    1. new bwa headquarters
    2. bwa water smart meters, wif de canadians
    3. irrigation water for planters in st.john
    4. new water tanks all over barbados
    5. new mains replacement project
    6. subsidise the dairy farmers
    7. subsidise pine hill dairy, cheaper milk

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  • 8. sign deal with japanese for us$250M for new andrews factory, fund by hsbc and bank of mitsubishi.
    9. sign deal with canadian government to built a reverse osimosis plant in belle to deal with poisons in aquafer
    10. start a new 70 house project in vineyard, st.philip. roads paving ask cow
    11. sign a deal for new jetty and boat lift out project for oistins and town
    12. negotiating new gas pipe line from trinidad to to reduce electricity cost by

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  • so don’t call Estwick name in the same breath as Sinckler, one is a man and one is a boy.

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  • and by the way in badmc yard in fairy valley and see if them aint got 3 new massy-fergusson tractors, two new john deeres and a excavators for digging trenches for irrigation lines for farmers

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  • @bush TEA you say what to ac stay off my blog…………O,K any how before i do so …..ac is inviting all the cuck coo Members of BU household like WELL WELL and Just asking also onions to go on BUSH TEA AT LARGE blog and pelt nuff big rock

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  • when we pause and break from our cold soup like warmed over tirade against the perceived corrution of politicians covert or otherwise; let us remember that the single most important and pressing issue confronting the country is the economy and its management/ mismanagement and whether the present administration has the capacity to make wrong things right.let us notbe sidetracked by wiretapping matters whichcan be dealt with by the CCJ.

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  • Ha! HA! balance really well it is/all interwined . like hand and glove.There must be a sembelance of truthfulness and honesty in and orderly and distinct manner for an economy to flourish. Take any of those elements away and a society dies.

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  • “Ha! HA! balance really well it is/all interwined . like hand and glove.There must be a sembelance of truthfulness and honesty in and orderly and distinct manner for an economy to flourish. Take any of those elements away and a society dies.”

    Well AC never a truer word was spoken in relation to the utterances of your disabled Minister of Finance and the rapid deterioration of the economy as evidenced again by the differences between him and the Governor of the Central Bank in their pronouncements on Government policies.

    Last week the Minister of Finance was quoted as saying that the recently withdrawn bond issue was ” part of the Government’s strategy for financing the 2013/14 fiscal deficit”. Central Bank Governor yesterday asserted the plan ” was not part of the fiscal strategy” but simply foreign exchange ” insurance” the island could continue to manage without.
    Ac now tell me who am I to believe, the Minister or the Governor and if these kinds of doublespeak from our principal financial spokesmen would inspire confidence in investors to believe we are on top of things or on the contrary that we do not know what we are doing. Over to you AC.
    Could it that one is talking about physical deficit and the other fiscal.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ balance | October 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM |
    “Could it that one is talking about physical deficit and the other fiscal.”

    Are you recommending Jepter Ince aka Physical Deficit for MoF? LOL!!!
    Fumbling Lying Stuart will soon be forced to reshuffle the Cabinet under the pretext of ‘career’ development for his ministers and to allow a different set of eyes and hands to oversee and steer the economic ship of state.
    Stinkliar will be forced to eat humble pie since he has given his 1,000% support to his PM and can easily get fatter by moving back to Foreign Affairs or forced into Health for rehabilitation for his pathologically lying condition.

    Balance, it’s good to see you are exposing the fumbling jokers running the economy into the ground and straight into the waiting arms of the IMF.
    When all is said and done the fall guy in this laughably hurtful fiasco will be the Governor of the Central Bank. He will be fired after the coming IMF structural adjustment programme is forced on the country early next year.
    The Guv will be pilloried as the man who gave the DLP administration bad advice and debilitating prescriptions for economic recovery.
    Now that would be a genuine taste of his own medicine for being uppity to the same IMF. (Carson Cadogan would now agree he, the incompetent and professionally dishonest governor, was a disobediently rude little boy to Auntie Lagarde.)

    This DLP administration has another 6 to 9 months to stew in its own No Layoffs, No privatization juices before it succumbs. The heat is being turned up degree by degree, day by day.
    It’s a pity “balance” that neither you nor any other Bajan like ac or CCC would be invited to buy shares in the air and sea ports that would soon be put on the market. Only those with foreign money need apply!

    What this space!

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  • Back in Time Jack

    Millertheannunnaki

    That man won’t change the Cabinet his is life depended on it. However if he did I would recommend that he man Donville the Minister of Tourism and Estwick the Minister of Finance.

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  • Balance i do belive u have taken both statements out of context and have rephrased them attaching both to a meaning of your preferance.

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  • “Balance i do belive u have taken both statements out of context and have rephrased them attaching both to a meaning of your preferance.”

    next time say what you mean so you would mean what you say I say that to say to you that it is time you think before you speak.

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