New Poll Gives BLP 46% and DLP 16% of the Respondents

Q18a Party to win next elections: When asked which party they think would win the next election, one in seven of the respondents (16%) felt the DLP would win, while a much larger group (46%) felt the BLP would win. There is however a sizeable group (36%) who did not say which party they felt would win. Those who felt the BLP would win were found well spread by sex, but higher among those in the 16-55 years age group, those with post primary education, and those who would support the BLP.

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90 Comments on “New Poll Gives BLP 46% and DLP 16% of the Respondents”

  1. Crusoe February 26, 2016 at 7:32 PM #

    I see that the BWA is announcing a prohibition on the use of water for certain uses, shockingly, includes household water tanks greater than 400 litres which is smaller than many have. That makes no sense.

    Household water tanks do not change the amount of USAGE, they only remove the inconvenience of having water off at odd times like early in the morning when one is trying to shower for work, which has happened to me.

    Are Barbadians now to pay for the inept water management of the BWA and successive Governments?

    Indeed, while Barbadians suffer for lack of water, will the sale of multi millions of gallons weekly of potable water to cruise ships continue?

    I guess so, as it is $$$$$?

    Why does the BWA not build more reservoirs?? Why?

    I guess a plant to burn rubbish is more important.


    What a joke.


  2. David February 26, 2016 at 7:40 PM #


    Please clarify:

    The thousands of water tanks Barbadians were encouraged to installed must now be removed?


  3. Violet C Beckles February 26, 2016 at 8:44 PM #

    Hitler Young February 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM #

    Oh a third party gine cut much votes and will attract the 34 % undecided as well as the disenchanted BDLP yardfowls. Thus George Belle and Peter Wickham using psychological tactics to get into the masses minds that third partys cannot exist.

    De DLP was a third party formed by Errol Walton Barrow!. need I say more.@@@@@@

    As you can see , the other 2 parties have their goats out there trapping the people minds in this, Vote for us or not at all , they still win,
    People sick of the media in BIM and on line doing their dirty work ,, the CUP will hit them hard ,, this is why you are seeing Blog WARS and the people are waking up,

    Once people know there are others out there running it will cut on on their 46 % ans 16% add just 2% off each party to 38% will leave CUP with 42% or more , the 2 other parties will have to join in real as they have already done behind closed doors.

    All of Barbados media can go to hell , as you can can see they are all fake , We hope they have a clear title for CBC and the Nation for we hold the Plantation deeds, those fraudsters will have to find land to set up with COW,


  4. Crusoe February 26, 2016 at 9:14 PM #


    No, the Nation reports that the BWA is putting a prohibition on various uses of piped water, including the filling of water tanks in excess of 400 litres.

    I guess that this prohibition is temporary, until Barbados actually gets rain. But the point is, water tanks per se do not cause more water to be used or prevent misuse. They prevent the inconvenience of water outages from impacting regular usage.

    The use or misuse is a totally different matter.

    One really has to wonder what people come up with these so-called solutions.

    I really wonder where Barbados is going.

    Not only that, but with the Government removing incentive in tax savings to install solar electricity generation, who really is thinking about the future.

    Green energy?



  5. Crusoe February 26, 2016 at 9:15 PM #

    David, PS , how are they going to Police this? By using the new ‘law’ to come into your home at will?

    Some VERY strange things happening now.

    Be careful and respectful of your freedoms, protect them or you will lose them.


  6. Colonel Buggy February 26, 2016 at 10:10 PM #

    Crusoe February 26, 2016 at 9:15 PM #

    Some VERY strange things happening now.
    No stranger than reducing the sugar output to 7000 tons.
    No stranger than knocking down Andrews Sugar factory to be replaced by a Super Factory to produce 7000 tons of sugar, if we are lucky, annually.
    No stranger than planting fields of wild river tamarind when Barbados is now almost cover from north to south in wild river tamarind.
    No stranger than restricting the capacity of domestic water tanks, while running a 10 inch water main almost directly from the pumping station to lands at Lears now being turned into an industrial estate by COW.
    No stranger than building a super sugar factory while, allowing much of the agricultural land which formerly produced canes to be turned into industrial and residential estates.
    No stranger than building an SSA Office block next door to the garbage dump, when at present we have one secondary school in Roebuck Street abandoned, and many other schools and government buildings being affected with serious environmental issues.
    No stranger than promoting alternative energy, while at the same time penalising those who are producing it.
    No stranger than paying high prices for petrol and diesel at the pump, while the price of oil has been reduced to its lowest in many years.
    No stranger than addressing and regaling frequent visitors from overseas, but have no time for locals.
    No stranger than bringing Koreans to carry out a transport survey at SSA.


  7. Colonel Buggy February 26, 2016 at 10:19 PM #

    Heather February 26, 2016 at 6:32 PM #
    Well, Heather, the real Minister of Housing, Mark Maloney, has indicated tonight on CBC News that he has started a project at Coverly ,west, building some bigger and flashier units, as requested by many Bajans prospective homeowners . Meanwhile the original boxes , are rapidly being snapped up.


  8. Colonel Buggy February 26, 2016 at 10:28 PM #

    Not to worry too much. As soon as Mark Maloney has obtained the mould to manufacture 500 gallon Hard Rock concrete tanks for household use, the two water rats will have no more to say.


  9. Colonel Buggy February 26, 2016 at 10:34 PM #

    lawson February 26, 2016 at 7:21 PM #
    We are almost there. But some enterprising farmers have found an alternative crop. It is so important, like the vineyards of France, that the Barbados Government ,now has the security forces reaping this crop, in abundance ,almost weekly.


  10. are-we-there-yet February 27, 2016 at 12:16 AM #


    Yuh certain dat there is now a prohibition on FILLING tanks in excess of 400 litres (roughly 100 gallons) from the mains?

    How are they going to enforce that?

    Ensure that every household with a larger capacity tank install some type of system that would shut off when the water level reaches a height equivalent to a volume of 400 litres?

    Are such systems available for existing larger capacity tanks or will they rely on the householders to shut off the water manually when it reaches the prescribed level?

    If so how will they ensure that householders are obeying the drought restriction regulations? Use the Police? Use the SSA officers? Use Min of Health personnel? Use BWA personnel?

    Do they know all of the houses that have tanks with greater capacity than 400 litres?

    Will they ask householders with existing larger tanks (most people, as 450 gallon tanks seem to be the most popular ones) to replace them with 100 gallon tanks?

    Will the prohibition be all over the Island? Or will those areas in St Thomas, St Andrew, etc. which only get intermittent supply of water from the mains be allowed to pump more than the 400 litres of water while the rest of the island will be subject to the prohibition?

    In such areas a more relevant measure might be limiting the amount of water to be supplied by tanker to households with tanks but without water to 400 litres at any one time to ensure that such water is provided to everyone in an even handed manner.

    The rationing of water is a good thing and all Barbadians should play their part and one can understand the need to limit the water being held in tanks. But what appears to be being mandated here needs a lot of refinement to be workable and enforceable in the short term but could be developed to be part of a workable long term strategy where all households would be allowed to fill potable water tanks to a limit of x litres per household member. Thus a 2 member household might have a limit of x litres and a 4 member household one of 2x litres.

    I wonder if the current strategy has taken into consideration the relatively high water use by washing machines and water toilets as well as showers and if the given 400 litre figure takes these into account?

    Something seems awry in what has been reported so far. Perhaps tomorrow’s paper might give some better indication of what is in store for us.


  11. lawson February 27, 2016 at 8:04 AM #

    Col you half to start a civil war so you can get off that rock Start a fight and we will send you a free tent


  12. lawson February 27, 2016 at 8:10 AM #

    canvas coverleys


  13. ac February 27, 2016 at 1:29 PM #

    Right out the box for Jamaica new PM is a meeting with IMF


  14. Al Capone March 2, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

    Next time I hope the poll tell us that Barbados is done GREAT and no more on the verge of eminent collapse from lack of sufficient FOREX, Maybe all DEM ostriches that like BURYING they heads in the SANDS will find SOLACE in such POLLS that more agreeable to DEM.



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