Fixing Public Transportation

Submitted by Anthony Davis
The Transport Authority primary function is to plan, monitor and regulate the public transport system in Barbados.

“The Transport Authority primary function is to plan, monitor and regulate the public transport system in Barbados

“FROM BAD TO WORSE.” That sums it all up!

How do you expect people to be productive if they cannot get to/from work on time? It is very frustrating to hear: “We are having challenges with your services” after seeing buses with 2 or 3 passengers leave the terminal for destinations like Silver Hill which are flooded with minibuses and ZRs.

The challenges seem to be mental ones for the inspectors, because it is obvious to me that one should service the routes which have the most commuters waiting first. You cannot even ask the inspectors a question as they do not reply, or give you some stupid answer. The reason why that is so is because many government jobs in this country are political appointments, and it is very difficult to fit square pegs into round holes.

All we hear from this Government is “we plan” whatever, but the plans never seem to come to fruition. The only plans they can get off the ground are the taxes with which this Minister of Finance is destroying this country. He promises to tax us – and that is exactly what he is doing, no matter what the consequences. He could not care less how, and if, people get to work as long as he can hop into his limo – which is being paid for by the same tax payers who are being loaded with more and more taxes every time he gets up – and go to work.

Can you imagine workers getting home – after standing in the terminal for 2 or 3 hours – at 10 or 11 o’clock and have to look after themselves and their scions, and still have to be up by 4 a.m. at the latest in the hope of getting a bus which will leave its starting point at 5 to get them to the terminal only to be stuck there for hours, and will therefore be late for work?

Can they give 100 %, or near that in productivity if they are tired and frustrated? I very much doubt it. The Europeans know how valuable transport is for their workers. That’s why it is punctual and relatively cheap. They also do their utmost to help the middle class, whereas it is the opposite here. No country can prosper without a vibrant middle class!

The time for talking the talk has long passed. It is high time to walk the walk. We need punctual and reliable mass transport in this country!

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  • PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926TO 2014 MASSIVE FRAUD LANDTAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS, BARBADOS DLP/BLP MASSIVE PONZI FRAUD

    The DLP / BLP / DBLP took over and have infected every part of business in Barbados, The Ministers look for every where and place that make money . The then put their filthy head mouth, hands, family and crooked friends in it, Then to drain all parts of legal business in to their own pockets TAX free, Duty free, VAT free , None dont see the inside of the courts for most are also lawyers and Minister , The police COP again its in the Pocket of the AG and brings no charges ,while the DPP sleeps while being paid, Now PVT business of theses crooks is bigger than Barbados PVT business,
    Every thing that goes wrong in Barbados , you can smell the two crook, liars and scumbags parties CSI in it, Audit need to be done, More than Dennis Lowe have more money than he works for in on and off shore accounts ,
    PIMP and hoes running this country,

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  • The problem of an inefficient transportation system goes back 30 years and succesive governments.

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  • “How do you expect people to be productive if they cannot get to/from work on time? It is very frustrating to hear: “We are having challenges with your services” after seeing buses with 2 or 3 passengers leave the terminal for destinations like Silver Hill which are flooded with minibuses and ZRs.”

    The transport system will become worse when the children return to school, because buses will have to be taken off regular routes to facilitate the school bus service.

    “The reason why that is so is because many government jobs in this country are political appointments, and it is very difficult to fit square pegs into round holes.”

    That is a very good point, and both administrations are guilty of the practice of appointing their foot soldiers to jobs that they are unqualified to perform.
    I will continue to make the point that Sandra Forde should not be the General Manager of the Transport Board. If anyone read the TB’s website relative to Forde’s appointment as GM, you will observe the following:

    “In its second year of office, on Thursday April 1st, 2010, the Democratic Labour Party created history by appointing the first female, Ms. Sandra Forde, to the position of General Manager of the Transport Board, whose role it will be to lead the organisation in the 21st century.”

    The DLP seems to be more interested in “creating history” rather than appointing someone who is qualified in transport. Surely there must be someone who has certification in “Transport Economics”, “Transportation and Logistics Management”, “Transportation Management” or “Fleet Operations Management”, for example.

    Under Forde’s tenure, the TB has gone back to the 19th century.

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  • What is absolutely amazing is the unwillingness of the government to try new people and or change policy to search for a different outcome. The unwillingness to change or fire ministers. Equally depressing is the lack of alternatives from the Opposition. In this case privatization is being suggested as the solution.

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  • PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926TO 2014 MASSIVE FRAUD LANDTAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS, BARBADOS DLP/BLP MASSIVE PONZI FRAUD

    David | August 16, 2014 at 6:16 AM |

    The problem of an inefficient transportation system goes back 30 years and succesive governments.
    DAVID DAVID @@@ See who is in this , follow the money, Are you telling us that Bajans cant drive a bus on time , or know when the buses are more needed, , Look at the hands that is in the Pot of the bitches in charge, Every one wants to be over paid before a cent is made , Sorry Nickles no more cents , We kept all we can ,With CENTS , its the only way you can make change,

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    Post by Terrance Holder.

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  • “We need punctual and reliable mass transport in this country. “What we really need is a revamped political system and a people who are willing to accept the fact that both parties are bent on screwing us. Sometime recently there was a subsidy of sixteen million dollars. How much is the next projected one going to be? If we were to go back just ten years we would see just how staggering an amount we have pumped into an institution whose underperformance is matched only by this present cabinet. Subsidy after subsidy, by its present design deficit is this board’s destiny until we are ready to elect a government that is serious about the needs of the poor, an area where both parties have failed miserably.

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  • @ David
    What is absolutely amazing is the unwillingness of the government to try new people and or change policy
    +++++++++++++++
    This is the trademark of a jackass. …”If at any time it don’t succeed, keep doing it and doing it and doing it…..”

    But after these people decided to buy an abandoned hotel for $100M, pay to knock um down, borrow $500M to build um back and then GIVE it to a man that should be banned from Barbados….it could only go downhill…..
    …so we got to the solid waste shiite tax…..the SINGLE most stupid tax that has EVER been contemplated since Caesar Augustus decided that “all the world” would be taxed.

    Wuh shiite….the next phase will likely be a tax on the (huge) savings that Bajans have been accumulating in the banks…..

    Jackass leadership usually ends at the bottom of some cliff….

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  • “Can you imagine workers getting home – after standing in the terminal for 2 or 3 hours – at 10 or 11 o’clock and have to look after themselves and their scions, and still have to be up by 4 a.m. at the latest in the hope of getting a bus which will leave its starting point at 5 to get them to the terminal only to be stuck there for hours, and will therefore be late for work?”

    The TB has an embedded culture that has been ratified by successive governments. That is, both the BLP and DLP continue to recruit their operatives and foot soldiers, who openly tell supervisors that they are not going to certain destinations, and display rude attitudes towards passengers.
    The recruitment of personnel is poor, since in many instances, the main qualification for employment is knowing the minister.

    Supervisors’ hands are tied because they fear losing their jobs, since complaining to the minister is the norm for a political appointee. Additionally, there is the scenario where there are, for example, a group of drivers who are known to be resistant to supervisors. One is promoted to supervisor….. how does he control his former colleagues, especially when he was once associated with unruly behaviour.

    No wonder the Board provides poor customer service.

    Terminals being filled with passengers waiting long hours for buses has been happening for years. For example, take a trip to the Fairchild Street terminal to use the service to Martin’s Bay. On some occasions commuters wait as long as 3 hours for a bus, and there are many buses parked at the back of the terminal. Passengers in the terminal awaiting buses, and drivers are seen frolicking at the top of the terminal or frequenting bars in the nearby old Fairchild Street market.

    The Transport Board is now in the process of purchasing 110 new units; how things have been going at the Board recently, it would surprise me if Trans Tech Inc. is the NOT the company overseeing the procurement process.

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  • Something those in authority are in possesion of information which we the private citizens aren’t subject to. So from the public perspective, or in essence, it would surely seen that all shite is rolling down hill for the lack of a more appropriate expression. And who said that the instrument of government is a well oil motor incapable of making mistakes? We as the electorate ought to have taken that fact and factor into consideration prior to casting our votes come election day because our votes merely rest on promises with are yet to be materialize. It is chance we’re taking and some have took, so the consequences we obviously have to lives with.

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  • @Artarexes
    The DLP seems to be more interested in “creating history” rather than appointing someone who is qualified in transport. Surely there must be someone who has certification in “Transport Economics”,
    ++++++++++++
    On that we can agree, I’ve been critical of Ms. Forde’s appointment on this blog but is that any different from the BLP appointing the chicken feed guy as Supervisor of Insurance and Pensions? The CLICO chickens surely came home to roost, both Parties are tarred with the same brush.

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  • No leadership, even as the TB crumbles we have the JAs who feel proud to echo political partisan cries. For greater than 3 decades and no attempt to improve. In the mean time we have the insurance brokers, mechanic shops, dealerships who continue to smile all the way to the bank.

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  • Waiting aka passin thru

    As hotel operators continue to struggle with increasing energy costs they are being urged to take up available funding to carry out renewable energy projects.

    Chief executive officer of the Enterprise Growth Fund Limited (EGFL) Timothy Simmons said since the introduction of the fund’s loan facility about ten years ago, only two hotels have so far applied.

    Chief executive officer of the Enterprise Growth Fund Limited (EGFL) Timothy Simmons
    Chief executive officer of the Enterprise Growth Fund Limited (EGFL) Timothy Simmons

    He acknowledged that high energy costs were “a major bugbear” for many businesses and said it was therefore critical for businesses, especially hotels to outfit their facilities with renewable energy systems.

    “I would like to see more hotels and more energy intensive businesses tap into this fund. It lends at 3.75 per cent, which in this environment is literally unbeatable, and it lends up to ten to 12 years, which gives businesses a long time to repay at rates that don’t put a burden on their cash flow,” Simmons said at a media conference yesterday.
    000000000000000000000
    Chatrani and Daas complaining and cursing the government day in and day out but Simmons saying there is millions of dollars there to help their energy costs and the like but the hoteliers are ignoring the money. The Central Bank has made similar comments lots of money available to the hotel people but the self appointed gods of Barbados are not utilizing it. How is Barbados going to be turned around when you have an important sector run unfortunately by people who don’t look like or think like the majority of us not taking up the massive financial and other incentives on offer. We are in the vice grip of doomsdayers. Oh for the day when the real sons and daughters of the majority of Bajans get hold of the dizzying heights of the economy.

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  • Bush Tea

    And his troop of utopian- ideologues ought to give the ruling party a chance to get it together. ANY FOOL CAN CRITCIZE, CONDEMN AND COMPLAIN, BUT IT IS WHEN ONE WALK A MILE IN ANOTHER MAN’S SHOES, THAT HE ABLE TO SEE THE WORLD AS IT IS FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW. Bush Tea, you’re beyond the point of reason and quite possibly in the late stages of cognitive-decline because your attempt to give voice to a human system of government, which comes with all its faults and failings is unreasonable.

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  • The issue is not borrowing, it is getting duty free concessions. Also if they borrow from EGFL it is equity financing, do you know what that means? The fact the government has decided to give Sandals concessions to the industry, to which all agree, this is admission the cost for the sector is high and they are not making it up. This comment is addressed to the DLP talking head with many names e.g. Waiting, passing thru etc.

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  • Bush Tea | August 16, 2014 at 8:18 AM |
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait
    THE TURNED OVER TOPSY CALLED PROFESSOR BRASS BOWL
    THIS PIECE OF SLIMEY SCUM IS OUT AGAIN

    THIS FOOL CAN CRITiCIZE, CONDEMN AND COMPLAIN BUT THERE IS IS NO RECORD THAT HE HAS EVER DONE ANYTHING ELSE BUT TALK SHITE.

    HAS HE HELD PUBLIC OFFICE?
    DOES HE OWN A VIABLE BUISNESS THAT EMPLOYS PERSONS?

    WHAT HAS THIS SELF CONFESSED RETARD HE DONE BESIDES COMPLAIN AND CONTRADICT SCHOLARS ON BU ,

    HE IS INDEED the trademark of a jackass. …”If at any time it don’t succeed, keep doing it and doing it and doing it…..”

    tHIS SELF CONFESSED RETARD CRITiCIZE, CONDEMN AND COMPLAIN about the duly elected guvment of Buhbados that he help elect
    THE MAN IS A SELF CONFESSED DLP

    HEAR HIM ” Jackass leadership usually ends at the bottom of some cliff…WHAT HAPPENS TO SELF CONFESSED RETARDS THAT CAN ONLY CRITiCIZE, CONDEMN AND COMPLAIN

    CAN THIS BRASS BOWL WHOSE BRAIN HAS TURNED TO SHIT HAVE ANY IDEAS EXCEPT TO SPOUT HIS DIARRHOEA?.

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  • David | August 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM |
    No leadership, even as the TB crumbles we have the JAs who feel proud to echo political partisan cries. For greater than 3 decades and no attempt to improve. In the mean time we have the insurance brokers, mechanic shops, dealerships who continue smile all the way to the bank.

    IT OUGHT TO BE CLEAR BY NOW NOT ONLY LONDON BRIDGE BUT THE CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE IS BROKEN DOWN

    DUMMIES LEADING ALL OVER THE WORLD

    TIME FOR THE ONE WORLD LEADER….WHO WILL THEN BE CRUSHED AT ARMAGEDDON

    THE BU RUM SHOP CONDEMNS AND CRITICIZES WITH ITS DIET OF DAILY DRIVEL…………BUT IT HAS NO IDEAS TO IMPROVE ANY THING

    LOTS AND LOTS OF HEAT BUT NO LIGHT WHAT SO EVER

    BARE MOCK SPORT IN DE RUM SHOP

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  • David | August 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM |
    “In the mean time we have the insurance brokers, mechanic shops, dealerships who continue smile all the way to the bank.”

    This is a true statement……. we all know about CGI, Rommel Marshall and the previous BLP administration. However, when this DLP administration first took office, the then minister of transport appointed Muhammad Nassar as Deputy Chairman of the TB. It is a known fact that there is a close association between Nassar and Lloyd Brathwaite of Trans Tech Inc. During his tenure as DC, Nassar was highly critical of UCAL, and workers complained about him visiting TB during the wee hours of the morning to check on the night staff, and the hostile manner in which he communicated with them. These UCAL employees had to let Nassar know in no uncertain terms that they were not employed by the TB. It is also known that Nasser wanted the Board to purchase new buses through Trans Tech.
    Eventually buses were sent to Trans Tech for transmission repairs, at a cost higher than that being charged by UCAL. As far back as 2010, we were told on BU that UCAL charged $7,000 to fix a transmission, while Trans Tech fees goes as high as $30,000. The Board sought to justify the reasons behind switching to Trans Tech, by stating UCAL’s service was poor. This may be true, but the Board still owes UCAL millions of dollars.

    What will happen after the 110 new units are acquired; will the staus quo remain the same; will the government hire a consultant to review the routes and allocate buses accordingly; what system will be put in place for the school bus service?

    The culture at the TB, is one where the older drivers are given preference to drive new buses and operate the school buses. Based on this fact, Barbadians will see a number of these new buses providing the school bus service. Going forward the TB could use the best buses out of the ones schedule for retirement for a dedicated school bus service. The buses could be used for the 3 school terms and undergo complete repairs during the summer vacation.
    However, we must consider if it is feasible to operate this service free on delivery.

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  • @Artax

    “However, we must consider if it is feasible to operate this service free on delivery.”

    How do you factor – according to the MoF – that a key reason for free school rides was based on good intelligence the nefarious activity that was occuring elsewhere.

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  • David | August 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM |
    “How do you factor – according to the MoF – that a key reason for free school rides was based on good intelligence the nefarious activity that was occuring elsewhere.”

    Honestly David, I did not factor that into my thoughts, and for good reason. At the time when David Thompson introduced this policy of school children travelling on TB buses free, I recalled his reasons for justifying this initiative as being quite different.
    The following excerpt was taken from the Nation News.com’s article: “Free bus rides for school children from September”, published on: 7/8/08:

    “Prime Minister David Thompson threw down the gauntlet in introducing his Budgetary Proposals in the House of Assembly yesterday.”
    “The minibus culture of breaking traffic laws, playing loud, unadulterated, lewd music and liming by school children in the PSV vehicle stands has lowered our traditional values and led to lack of concentration in the classroom by our children, exposure to alien forms of uncensored messages about violence, guns, use of drugs and sex and has led to uncouth behaviour on and off those vehicles.”
    “A stop must be put to these developments and, even if we are to become unpopular for it, we will not close our eyes and fold our arms to this insidious destruction of our young people,” he said….”
    He went on to say: “Parents will also have to worry less about the costs of sending their children to school. This facility will provide a $400 per year minimum benefit for a child who has to take only one bus to school and $750 per year minimum for a child who has to take two buses to get to school.”…….”

    I was quite shocked when I heard Sinckler’s reasons for the free rides.

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  • Maybe Thompson and Sinclar are seeing it the same way, the crux of the issue though is if the government stops the free rides it implies the minibus culture has improved OR an admission of surrender. Which is it.

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  • @ David aka ” The spin doctor”
    Go to work by bus do you..
    You should try using the facility’s, like the public hospital.
    This county hasn’t got an underground system, that you have to pay for…
    Or a health system for the norm that functions well after all these years.

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  • David | August 16, 2014 at 12:36 PM |

    I remember Sinckler saying that government will be reviewing the policy.

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  • the minibus culture has improved
    OR an admission of surrender.

    THIS IS CALLED THE FALLACY OF THE UNDISCLOSED MIDDLE
    IT IS usually IRRATIONAL TO ENGAGE IN EITHER OR ARGUMENTS

    PEOPLE WITH ACADEMIC TROPHIES KNOW THAT THERE ARE OFTEN OTHER FACTORS IN EVERY ISSUE. ah lie?

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  • @Artax

    Based on Minister Jones’ public position on the matter it appears there is some frustration school children continue to ride the minibuses. If is is the basis for retreating from the position one has to conclude the the status quo remains. It is all politics.

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  • David | August 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM |
    “If it is the basis for retreating from the position one has to conclude the the status quo remains. It is all politics.”

    I have to agree with your comments.

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  • Nothing can be fixed without good leadership.
    It is not primarily about money, or qualifications, or talk…. Unless we come up with some kind of meritocracy where RESULTS are what count, we will continue to decline.

    It is amazing how the “adopt a Kilometer.” Highway project can use a few workers to keep a stretch in good shape …..where hoards of NCC workers could manage only occasionally to cut the grass….

    The solution is NOT to privatize, but to employ COMPETENT management and focus on RESULTS.

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  • Bush Tea | August 16, 2014 at 1:08 PM |

    The solution is NOT to privatize, but to employ COMPETENT management and focus on RESULTS.

    WHY YOU DONT GO DO IT YOU WHO NOSE EVATING BOUT EVATING
    WHERE WILL YOU GET COMPETENT PEOPLE FROM IN BARBADOS BRASS BOWL

    NEARLY ALL THE REALLY BRIGHT BAJANS HAVE LEFT THE COUNTRY
    ANY LEFT ARE CROOKS

    THEN THERE ARE THE RETARDS LIKE YOU WHO CRITICIZE AND COMPLAIN AND CONDEMN BUT CANT DO ONE SHITE EXCEPT PRETEND THAT YOU BRIGHT AND KNOW SOMETING

    BARE RUM SHOP BEHAVIOR
    REAL FUN MAN

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  • Art said:

    “This is a true statement……. we all know about CGI, Rommel Marshall and the previous BLP administration.”

    Art don’t get me started on that Peter Harris/CGI scam with the transport board engineered by Owen Arthur, Rommel Marshall and Mia Mottley that got me pissed beyond recognition to this day.

    There are still people suffering with serious injuries because of the reckless, uncaring, rude, disrespectful and lying bus drivers working at the tansport board.

    Peter Harris and CGI are more than happy to screw over the people who have been injured due to reckless TB drivers, some with life long injuries, just so he can continue to purchase every health facility, restaurant, land and houses in Barbados, while the Judges in the judiciary allow these cases to languish needlessly in the corrupt court system…..something is wrong.

    By the way, straight from the horses mouth, Limegrove is in receivership, another sell-out by Owen Arthur since he allowed Paul Altman to build that ugly building on land that neither Owen nor Altman has the Deed for, yet Altman recently tried to get a bank loan on the land that does not belong to him or Owen Arthur, nothing even sells in that monstrosity, it looks like a giant laundromat, now how could things ever change in Barbados when the politicians continue to be pondscum.

    From what i am told Altman been trying to get money from the Is(not)raeli’s, which is even more reason for serious concern seeing that the jackass politicians allowed the warmongering Is(not)raelis to open an embassy in Barbados, knowing that they manufacture massive guns and weapons of mass destruction, assassinate people at will around the world, are very vocal about their intense hatred of black people and think blacks are the scum of the earth totally forgetting that they themselves are at least 4 levels below scum.

    Barbados being a majority black country, why would these political class of asses even consider allowing evil in Barbados and a Caribbean region that is still one of the most peaceful on earth to date…….dumb ass black politicians, Bajans cannot even trust their Attorney General and half-ass security forces to protect them whenever these warmongers decide to wreak havoc……steupss.

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  • @Bush Tea & Artax

    We are quickly getting to the point where something has to give but for the wrong reason. The government has no money to finance huge subsidies which have been used over the years to grease palms. The government has promised via wonder boy Lashley to rebrand the TB. We have been waiting for a few months how this will translate. Interesting times ahead.

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  • @Well Well

    The Lime Grove model is unsustainable in Barbados.

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  • Interesting times ahead.INDEED

    MORE CORRUPTION=>..MORE CHAOS=>.

    AS INCREASING POOR LEADERSHIP UNIVERSALLY REACHES IS ZENITH
    THERE WILL ENTER THE MAN OF SIN AKA THE ANTICHRIST AKA THE HORN THAT COMES OUT FRO THE TEN HORNS

    HE WILL FIX THE CHAOS AND CONFUSION—————TEMPORARILY

    WHAT IS SURE THE BU RUM SHOP HEAT TALKS WITH NO LIGHT WONT SOLVE ANY THING

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  • David | August 16, 2014 at 1:19 PM |

    @Well Well

    The Lime Grove model is unsustainable in Barbados.

    Yes David….we all knew that, and those who did the feasibility study on the project would have known that and Owen Arthur being an economist and PM at the time would have known that, but they went ahead with the scam anyway, the main reason why everyone believes that it’s Altman’s laundromat, it’s common knowledge in the US that the Is(not)raelis have been trafficking ecstasy and all manner of drugs for years, all they needed were some gullible, greedy politicians of the political ass class to continue business……that answers our questions on why would the politicians/Altman start an unfeasible project to begin with.

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  • WELL WELL
    TEACH THESE BU RUMMIES THAT YOU CAN ONLY ARGUE SENSIBLY IF YOU HAVE FACTS
    ALSO THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU HAVE REACHED THE POINT OF NO RETURN—-UNLESS YOU GET A MIRACLE

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  • @Well Well

    Agree, all is not what it seems.

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  • Well Well
    The CGI/TB affair was not OSA’s doings but the GM Jean-Marie and Harris were school chums at Cawmere and therein lies the caper.
    Bush Tea
    As one of the ‘Hearts are in the making here’ boys what say ye in respect of the just released CAPE results making Cawmere as usual look poor as piss.Imagine when GP read this he will have something to say.
    Kolij 12(7scols5exies)QC 22(6scols16exies).That is performance mudda.Even the just entered Foundation got 1 scol and BCC also
    disappointing with 1 exie.
    Can’t confirm this but heard there is a move to give Kyffin a shot at TB.
    Lastly,can anyone remember a loud mouth knowall at TB called Pabo?
    Political parties always have their party hacks wherever tax payers foot the bill.Commercial decisions are alien to a paul-tish-un’s(Pornville Inniss word) thinking

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  • All I want to say is this. Bush man says it all by saying nothing. Pure brilliance! No one throws stones up in an empty tree, so to the Bush man again I say simply brilliant.

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  • Gabriel……apparently they were all involved including Jean-Marie, yeah, i know how tight he and Harris were at cawmere and still are today and who is now at the Bridgetown Port last i heard, no wonder this big project involving crown land around the port is being touted as Peter Harris’ next big project for an amusement park…….trust me, Owen, Mia and Rommel’s hands were all in the Transport Board /CGI debacle with AG/Chief Justice (former) David Simmons as legal adviser, not for the taxpayer’s transport board, but for CGI/Harris, nasty circle.

    David…….it’s beyond sad when you can hear the snake Fraser on CBC gushing about the bajans who worked and died building the Panama Canal and sent their hard-earned money back to Barbados to develop the island after slavery, these hardworking Bajans bought a number of plantations across the island including the Lascelles property that Altman had the nerve to build on like he owned it ,with the collusion of Owen Arthur, they all have a nerve, that property does not belong to them yet they are building houses and condos, no one gave Altman permission to build Limegrove, apparently since Arthur had the Town and Planning portfolio as PM he felt he could do as he liked. I personally know the owners and holders of the Deeds.

    To make matters worse apparently Barrow, Adams and Arthur all believe they had a right to sell out the properties of the Panama workers, that’s why politicians cannot be trusted, i am sure there have always been Bajans who could buy those properties but no, they sold it to those who would in turn sell the properties to people outside of Barbados.

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  • Well Well wrote “I personally know the owners and holders of the Deeds.”

    The original Limegrove townhouses were built in the 70s and were owned by Canadians.

    The Limegrove development is on a few acres of the former Lascelles Plantation lands.

    Did the Canadians sell the property to Altman?

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  • @ Gabriel
    LOL
    When did Cawmere ever have a history of producing bookworms with a focus on winning scholarships and meeting academic standards? It takes years of singleminded dedication to win a scholarship….then what becomes of most scholarship winners…?

    That has never been that school’s forte….Cawmere has always been about BROAD character development as opposed to focused academics…..

    When it comes to “rockers of the boats”, thinkers outside the box, and “grass roots oriented citizens” however, Wynter Crawford was typical of the Cawmere trend…..

    LOL …the fellow Caswell is of similar vein too….but someone needs to shake him out of his slumber before he retires…

    The REAL joke about the Transport Board is that it has the potential to be a global role model of a small island transport system.
    Many of the REAL challenges faced by other similar entities just DO NOT EXISTS in Barbados…..
    …a comprehensive road network
    …a highly trainable source of potential employees
    …high cost of private transportation
    …a fairly homogeneous pool of commuters
    …relatively short routes

    Simple steps needed for success are:
    ..A professional and competent Board – divorced from politicians and the BWU.
    ..Competent and productive management – whose continued employment is tied to performance.
    ..A union constituted as a Staff Association – with compulsory membership for all staff.
    ..a sane and modern “vehicle parking policy” in Bridgetown…

    Everything else would follow.
    ..
    ..

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  • Hants…..the present owners are not Canadian and no, they did not sell any property to Altman or he would have been able to use the property as collateral to get the loan from the bank he approached, he did not have the Deeds.

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  • Bush Tea

    I am much impressed by the way in which you articulated your point above, and for a brief moment, I was of the opinion that it was someone either than you yourself.

    And for this simple fact, I must with hold, or in other words, rephrase the impertinent characterization that I have held of you today. You’re beginning to make sense now, and therefore, my hope is that you will continue down the very narrow road of reasoning, in the not to distant future.

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  • @ Well Well the owners of Limegrove up to 1978 were Canadians one of whom was from Ottawa.

    I guess they sold it to the current owners that you speak of.

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  • @ Dompey
    …based on your above review, Bushie is actively reconsidering his position on any possible viability for the Transport Board….
    LOL
    …since you agree, there must be some inherent flaw in that line of thinking which will surely come to light upon further reflection 🙂

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  • Bushie glad to see you still around.

    I trying to keep a low profile.

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  • wellwell
    change your name to racist drivel.
    canadians did own the land and guess what more fodder for you, they are jews. do you know any ever met any.do they have tails and horns.jesus was a jew. jealous?

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  • All we hear from this Government is “we plan” whatever, but the plans never seem to come to fruition.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………….
    This government is now nicknamed Arsenal,as it if full of Gunners. We gunnah do this, we gunnah do that!

    @Artaxerxes
    The DLP seems to be more interested in “creating history” rather than appointing someone who is qualified in transport. Surely there must be someone who has certification in “Transport Economics”, “Transportation and Logistics Management”, “Transportation Management” or “Fleet Operations Management”, for example.
    ………………………………………………………………
    These qualifications do not mean squat in Barbados unless they are supplemented with the additional qualification of membership of ruling political party. Having most of the above, I did not get past the General Managers Secretary for the promised interview appointment. I was f***** at the high port.

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  • @Artaxerxes
    The Transport Board is now in the process of purchasing 110 new units; how things have been going at the Board recently, it would surprise me if Trans Tech Inc. is the NOT the company overseeing the procurement process.
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    That will never happened in a thousand years. That business will never be able to take bread put of Simson’s mout.

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  • @Dompey
    We as the electorate ought to have taken that fact and factor into consideration prior to casting our votes come election day because our votes merely rest on promises with are yet to be materialize. It is chance we’re taking and some have took, so the consequences we obviously have to lives with.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………
    But, Bro, the same very things that the DLP warned us about during the election campaign ,pertaining to the BLP plans if they had won the election, are the very same things that the DLP are now implementing . So in essence it looks like Owen Arthur ,is the real leader of this country since the last general election.A puppet master, pulling the strings on the ruling party.

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  • What this country need is a Transport Supremo, a sort of Transport- General ,with a suitably qualified team, whose job it is to oversee, not only the purchasing of all government vehicle, but also ensuring that government departments are issued with the appropriate vehicles fit for its intended role, and not have messengers,and others. . traversing Bridgetown with a top of the line , high maintenance ,gas guzzling SUV,and Ambulances fitted on general service van chassis. Also frequently inspecting the maintenance procedure applied to individual government fleets, and making the necessary recommendations,where necessary.
    Its a pity that the Government did not see it fit to utilise the services of one of its retired technocrat ,as a consultant , in the above capacity or on the board or boards of those government departments who fleet guarantee seems to be “Five Miles of Five Minutes,whichever comes first.” Not only is this man qualified in all aspects of Transport management, he has the experience, gained even before he started to work for the Barbados government ,to back it up. But alas ,like me , he is not a member of either political party.

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  • PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926TO 2014 MASSIVE FRAUD LANDTAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS, BARBADOS DLP/BLP MASSIVE PONZI FRAUD

    Fixing Public Transportation@

    DLP/BLP +Owen can not run Public Transportation and therefore can not run the government,Doing a fine job of running it into the ground,

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  • @ Colonel Buggy
    What you may be failing to realize is that these people are not so stupid that they may really believe that they can REALISTICALLY appoint their yardfowls to these positions and ACTUALLY be able to achieve successful results….
    You see the composition of the so-called transport authority?

    The truth is that these boards are constituted to seek the minister’s approval before even going to the toilet, so a board of technical experts would just be a waste of time….
    …and the ministers are all just looking to get rich quickly….
    This place is fcuked.

    We have allowed the riff raff legal/political criminal element to take control and have convinced ourselves that they will somehow see their way to come to a human understanding WITHOUT some kind of mass-based REVOLUTION…..
    ….IT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

    the BUP revolt is the most practical kind of revolution….but Bajans are such brass bowls that even this seems too radical….so the slide will continue…..

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  • BRASS BOWL, SELF CONFESSED RETARD
    RE the BUP revolt is the most practical kind of revolution….but Bajans are such brass bowls that even this seems too radical….so the slide will continue…..

    WHY DONT YOU GO AND BUP AND LET JONES SHOOT YOUR TAIL
    LEAD THE BUP MAN
    YOU NOSE EVATING BOUT EVATING
    YOU GOT ALL THE SOLUTIONS TO ALL THE PROBLEMS
    STOP TALKING SHITE MAN GO AND BUP

    THE SAME WAY THAT NONE FOLLOW YOU ON BUSH TEA AT LARGE NONE WILL BUP WITH YOU
    BARE MOCK SPORT IN DE RUM SHOP THIS MAWNING

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  • rubes | August 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM |

    wellwell
    change your name to racist drivel.
    canadians did own the land and guess what more fodder for you, they are jews. do you know any ever met any.do they have tails and horns.jesus was a jew. jealous?

    Rubes don’t hurt yourself, ‘jews’ are flesh and blood, nothing earth shaking and jewishness is not a race, particularly when the impostors are frauds…….

    By the way, i forgot to mention that the Israeli’s are also well known world wide for trafficking in human organs, with or without the owner’s consent…..let’s hope if they decide to spread their organ harvesting skills to Barbados that the first ‘donors’ are the dumb as ass politicians who allowed them to set up an embassy in Barbados. It will certainly help lighten the load on the taxpayers in that blighted ass fraud of a parliament.

    Hants……your timeline would be right, the holders of the Deeds for the Lascelles property resides just a stone’s throw away, don’t mind these clown impostors, if Altman was the holder of the title deeds he would have presented them to Scotiabank.

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  • From the Saturday Nation-16 August 2014
    Fri, August 15, 2014 – 12:00 AM
    EDITORIAL
    Once again the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) is in the spotlight over its inability to adequately collect garbage across the country. Again the problem has to do with its inability to muster enough working trucks each day.

    ​What makes this situation particularly unacceptable to us is that just eight months ago Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe and the SSA’s management were showing off a dozen new trucks the agency had just acquired.

    Today they can get hardly get half a dozen more than that number of trucks on the road.

    In recent years the SSA has lost a lot of its reputation as one of the most efficiently run and productive statutory corporations in Barbados and the consistency of poor service these days could soon result in Barbadians just simply not remembering its previous high standing.

    But why is this occurring, and is there any comparison with what is taking place with other state corporations like the Transport Board?

    In seeking to answer this question we can’t help but wonder if the acquisition patterns of the Government have contributed in any way to these now chronic problems. When the modus operandi of an agency like the SSA, which operates fleets of vehicles, is to acquire large numbers at once it is inevitable that breakdowns and the need for replacement will also occur en masse.

    Government and its agencies need to reorder their business in such a manner that there is a sensible annual replacement programme, ensuring that fleets are made up of appliances of varying ages and life expectancies.

    When the SSA, which traditionally has a fleet of no more than three dozen trucks, continues to run them into the ground and then replace a dozen or even as many as 20 all at once it is begging for a repeat four or five years down the line.

    Juxtapose this against the astronomically poor service commuters are now getting from the Transport Board, the poor state of repair of its fleet, and the disclosure earlier this week that it is now looking for a supplier for 100 new buses. One hundred new buses this year will mean 100 old buses will have to be replaced in eight to ten years — or whatever their lifespan is given to be.

    Again we ask: Why is it so difficult to have a decent fleet replacement programme that is based on the sensible retirement of a reasonable number of units annually?

    While we are at it, we also make the point that while the management of the SSA has to be held responsible in the final analysis for the quality of service delivered, the staff who work these trucks must also shoulder some of the blame.

    These days it is not unusual to be awoken by the SSA’s “ZR drivers” who seem to get pleasure out of trying to make music with the truck engines as they play with the clutch and gas pedals.

    Additionally, the sharp stopping and jackrabbit starting over distances of just a couple of feet as they go house to house now seems commonplace.

    These agencies must do better to manage their fleets as well as those who operate them because in the end the taxpayers will pay with poor service and high taxes and fees.

    We once did much better and it can’t be that hard to return to such a place.

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  • https://barbadosunderground.wordpress.com/?s=did+johnson+kill+kennedy

    https://barbadosunderground.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/barbados-detroit/

    This is just the reason why Barbados should not be peeping into the window of other foreign countries, cities, corporations or even individuals. Barbados is a mess, it’s just a mess. The S&P and Moody’s said so and the United Nations says there are lots of theft there. So, why in God’s name should Barbados or yet BU care if Johnson killed Kennedy . Why should Barbados or yet BU care about the city of Detroit or the General Motors Corporation. President Obama saved General Motors from drowning. General Motors has survived since filing bankruptcy and likewise the city of Detroit. Now who, who in God’s name has attempted to save Barbados. The United States government did not just slap Toyota or General Motors on the hand for for gross negligence. Both, General Motors and the Japanese owned company Toyota will pay dearly. The United States government has fined Toyota 1.2 billion for delaying safety issues and General Motors 35 million.

    The Well Well poster on 06/30/2013@7:00pm said “definitely no parallels between Bim and Detroit, they are like universes apart”. Totally agree. Detroit produces automobiles, watches and bicycles, Barbados only sugar and rum. Detroit is home of the American Auto Industry (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler). The American Auto Industry like Barbados and the City of Detroit has survived and will survive, likewise the American Auto Industry. Detroit, even in bankruptcy has retained its 2.6 billion dollar art collection housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The new Detroit Red Wings arena for hockey is going forward at cost of 650 million. Also, Cobo Hall, home of the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit costing 299 million is near completion.

    Today, nearly every municipality or country at some level faces financial stress, even China. Foreign banks are leaving Jamaica. The International Court (Hague, Netherlands) has fined Russia 50 billion dollars for illegally seizing the Yukos Oil Company. Barbados also has been fined quite a large sum. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in October 2013 awarded Shanique Myrie 75,000 for her case against Barbados for finger rape. Barbados was also ordered to refund Myrie her medical expenses, her airline ticket, and her reasonable legal expenses. Barbados has yet to pay Contractor Al Barack and now ordered to pay the Jamaican woman Shanique Myrie. Barbados must pay. Owen Arthur tells the Nation News (08/14/2014) that “if the Shanique Myrie incident had occurred under his watch, it would not even have gone to court. . . . if the Barbados Labor Party administration had been in government when the matter happened, I would’ve called Portia Simpson-Miller [Prime Minister/Jamaica]” buttttttttt Owen that Al Barack dilema don’t you remember was created during the Barbados Party administration. Although gifted to the DLP in 2008, the BLP during your administration gave birth to you.

    The United States and or Canada’s economy is not as healthy as it could be. Most of Europe is a mess. Barbados is too.

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  • The proposed lowe -tech new fleet for the Sanitation Service Authority
    Lowe's Asses

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Colonel Buggy

    Desperate time demand desperate measures.

    I am the first to espouse the theory that as long as the ministers are getting kickbacks from the various contracts for supply of goods and services that our transportation system will be permanently disadvantaged.

    Add the fact that most of the ministers either own or have given licenses to friends and associates that own PSV and we have an equation that makes it necessary to have a dysfunctional Public Transportation System.

    Any idiot can do a search of the internet for the 10 Best Reviews of affordable Vehicle Location systems and arrive at a solution which will allow a traveller to even use their cell phone know when their bus is coming and when to go out to the bus stop instead of waiting in the hot sun fuh um.

    With the issue of bus scheduling out of the way in one paragraph let me deal with the second issue of bus repairs and my proposal of a “IF YOU ENT GOT DRINKS DOAN COME TO MY PARTY ” programme to address the infelicitous repairs scandals that UCAL and now Trans Tech are utilizing on we Bajans. (More kick back fuh de Minister of course)

    Highway 401 is the busiest highway In Canada with about 18 lanes When road painting companies are vying for contracts to supply paint to the government they have to paint a whole stretch of the highway “FOR FREE” and let their paint stay on the highway while it is tested in spring summer autumn or winter.

    If anybody want tuh offer services tuh de Transport Board, especially in dese “times of austerity” let dem tek a vehicle dat is in a specific state and repair it fuh free.

    Dem is to list de parts dat dem use, down to de minutest detail, and let a review board uh engineers from de national institute uh Barbados (mek sport) engineeers, some retired artisans/mechanics/painters what would be a Public Transport ombudsman oversight committee review the longevity uh dem “free repairs” BEFO DEM IS Allowed to submit a proposal tuh ANY UH DE BOARDS DAT GOT GUVMENT VEHICLES TO GET REPAIR!!!

    So when de FVCKING minister come and tell he friend tuh set up a company and two weeks later, to submit a quotation at such en such an amount, de mechanism dat in place to validate de company wuk, and confirm dem capability, will eliminate dese johniny cum latlies.

    But den again I jes’ had de insulin shot so dat idea is one “under de influence” and should be ignored causing it wud mean dat de Chairman/woman and she cronies plussing de minister ent gine be abul, sorry able to tief de money so excuse me ramblings…

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  • How can so many sanitation trucks be allowed to enter a bad state of repair and nobody be held accountable?

    This is the same ministry that will be overseeing the multimillion dollar wast to energy etc?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ David [BU]

    You said and I quote “How can so many sanitation trucks be allowed to enter a bad state of repair and nobody be held accountable?”

    A nex one uh de granchilds dem she get she license two munts ago and she did asking me whu de tag up in de right hand uh de windscreen mean dat got on nex service at mean.

    I can throw over a handful for a young new driver not knowing simple car maintenance issues but I would bet the Solid Waste Tax pun me and de Madam chattel house dat, if you did to go to 10 government agencies and check on their vehicle maintenance scheduling logs that 9 of them DO NOT HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT WHEN THE NEXT OIL CHANGE OR SIMPLE SERVICE IS TO BE.

    Add this basic disconnect to the requirements of managing a government vehicle maintenance programme and what we arrive at is a policy of “drive it until it drop to pieces under your ass” that exists across the whole government service.

    “Inbuilt incompetence designed to destroy and semblance of operational readiness” and, given that the Head of Maintenace, in all of the departments, are part of Sir Roy’s union, wunna cyan fire them neider!

    But doan tek whu i saying without any examinations, go check the Police repairs on their vehicles, the QEH ambulances, the MTW trucks, the SSA vehicles, everywhere you go you will see glaring evidence that what i am saying is true

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright | August 19, 2014 at 6:46 AM |

    “With the issue of bus scheduling out of the way in one paragraph let me deal with the second issue of bus repairs and my proposal of a “IF YOU ENT GOT DRINKS DOAN COME TO MY PARTY ” programme to address the infelicitous repairs scandals that UCAL and now Trans Tech are utilizing on we Bajans.”

    You are not being fair to UCAL; I know many of the workers of this workshop and have socialised with some of them as recently as Saturday while watching the CPL final.
    UCAL is owned by its workers through a shareholder arrangement. The TB owes UCAL millions of dollars for bus repairs, and they in turn owe their workers shareholder bonuses for the past 3 years as well as suppliers and service providers. Recently, their employees could not be paid on the stipulated pay date and they had to be paid via the Ministry of Finance, as a basis of helping to reduce the debt. However, mechanics continue to repairs buses under these circumstances.
    Ask any mechanic, and they will tell you that they repair buses for a fraction of the fee Trans Tech Inc. charges for undertaking similar repairs, and in many instances they often have to “re-repair” [my word] buses for the same fault TTI previous repaired.
    Whereas TTI has the option of withholding buses until payment has been made, UCAL does not.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Artaxerxes

    De ole man have live too long on dis earf and as such bring “ole remembrances” to the fray, of stolen chassis, disappearing out of the yard at weymouth supplies diverted in the trunks of cars and being redistributed to unauthorized recipients.

    The tapestry of life is not based on just a moment in time, for if it were so the snapshot of many a mass murderer would be extrapolated to make them a saint under your worthy rising to protect their (current?) reputation.

    The Tribe of Benjamin one of the twelve tribes of Israel was decimated from 26,000 men to 600 because a few of their men ravaged the wife and concubine of one of their tribe. So along the “timeline” there were perverted men among the “chosen people” who saused them to be put to the sword.

    The same way you rise to the defence of UCAl, I can also rise to the defence of L&N Workshop in Canewood Jackson which has repaired many a vehicle that UCAL has not repaired or condemned to be disposed of. And at a fraction of their costs. L&N works for the TB and is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by that agency and yet continues to work every single day for this agency.

    I have learnt not to draw swords on issues that I dont know anything about because the truth will make many a man or woman recant the enthusiasm you once applied to a “perspective”

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright | August 19, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    “The same way you rise to the defence of UCAl, I can also rise to the defence of L&N Workshop in Canewood Jackson which has repaired many a vehicle that UCAL has not repaired or condemned to be disposed of.”

    At least you have admitted that you “learnt not to draw swords on issues that you dont know anything about”.
    The Transport Board has a Quality Assurance Department that is responsible for the allocation of repairs and maintenance to the relevant service providers, and authorizes the condemnation or non-repairs of buses; these tasks are not undertaken by UCAL.
    Drivers report defective buses to the QA Department, who then allocate repairs or refurbishments to TTI, UCAL, L & N, or any other entity of their choice.

    I think you older folk concentrate too much on looking back on the negative to cloud your judgment of the present or future. Because some indiscretion happened in 1945 by people of that era, it does not necessarily mean that people in 2014 will do the same. Systems that were not present in your time are in place nowadays and people are held accountable. We should learn from our past mistakes and use them as a guide to shape a positive future.

    I respect your view; however, I prefer to be a bit more optimistic.

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  • And from last Monday’s Daily Nation.
    DAILY NATION MONDAY ,AUGUST 19,2014 11 Save buses with Regular Repairs

    Guest Column
    by KASPAR COWARD

      The Editorial of the Weekend Nation of August 15,2014 brought to the surface the lack of professionally trained Road Transport Engineers in Barbados. 
    

    Time after time we have to endure the lack of, or restricted services of many government departments that operate vehicle fleets.Unlike the private sector, there seems to be no effort to introduce a practical Preventive Maintenance programme,with one department opting to lease their vehicles from a private sector company rather than maintain their own vehicles in- house. With an average change out of vehicles every five years and the cost of servicing this lease, this in Barbados , could be very costly to the taxpayer, given the fact that this particular fleet is made up of common general service vehicles, that require no specialist maintenance like those of some other utility companies. Those redundant ex- government vehicles will be around, in private hands, working hard for the next ten years plus.
    The Transport Board from its inception, until its vehicle maintenance was farmed out to private entities, had an uncompromising Preventive Maintenance Programme , that would have been the envy of many a similar operation in the United Kingdom. Any bus regardless of its age, on the day of its schedule maintenance, if it were not at the depot, would be met at one of the bus stands as early as possible, taken out of service and immediately replace by one of the units from the reserve pool, with no inconvenience to commuters. And credit for this must be given to such stalwarts as the late Dacosta Payne , Lionel Cain, Berkley Bennet, Tom Osborne, and many other dedicated staffers who laid the framework for one of the most efficient government vehicle workshops that this island has seen.
    The Editorial also touched on the batch acquisition of vehicles, resulting in many of those units purchased in a package will all start breaking down together and requiring changing out together ,a Catch 22 situation that some government fleet operators have now find themselves in. If vehicles are properly maintain, the likelihood of they all going bust at the same time is unlikely. A case in point are the Leyland Tiger Cubs buses purchased by the Transport Board in 1960. I spent a number of years living abroad, came back to Barbados and found some of these buses still in operation ,having given the taxpayers and commuters of this country between 15 to 25 years sterling service.
    Age alone is not the overriding criteria to change a (commercial) vehicle, other factors that must be taken into account are Mileage and Cost of Maintenance . Any two of these three factors may be a justification for the replacement of a unit.
    There are many training courses available in Barbados for Technicians, and other Artisans employed in the Motor Trade , but there seems to be lack of such courses for Road Transport Engineers, who are required to efficiently look after fleet management, in spite of the fact that we now have a City and Guilds of London Institute office in Bridgetown, a universally known and respected leader in vocational training ,and who has worked with Barbados since the days of the now defunct Barbados Technical Institute..
    We appeared to be still operating in the era when vehicles like your average Bedford and Austin, were simple , reliable and very easy to maintain, and constituted the bulk of vehicles in this country, and any company or entity with a number of such vehicle would have appointed its best mechanic as its Foreman, who was responsible for the repair and maintenance of these vehicles.
    It is unfortunate that one of the most vital industries on the island is still looked upon as a “Grease Monkey” operation , best left in the hands of “ those down in the yard.”
    Kaspar Coward is a Licentiate ,City and Guilds (LCGI);institute of Road Transport Engineers,Institute of the Motor Industry, et al

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  • When are we as taxpayers going to stop and ask those who governs us. What’s the score.
    It has only just dawned on me that the Transport Board’s Mercedes Buses , the Barbados Water Authority’s Mitsubishis and the like, and the Sanitation Service Authority’s ,Freightliner truck have all be acquired through a single source. If this ain’t a monopoly, what is?
    Why does the Transport Board who has been in the business for the past 56 years have to purchase vehicles through and agency ? The agency will still receive a commission,albeit lower.

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  • The chairman of Harrison cave – who is also General Manager of Courtesy garage- has also supplied trucks to SSA.

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