Open Letter to Richard ‘Lowdown’ Hoad

Submitted by Heather Cole

Submitted by Heather Cole

Having read your article that was carried by the Nation Newspaper on Friday, June 24, 2016, under the caption “The ox to the stall,” it is surprising that you have categorized Mr. Mark Maloney’s business ventures as doing a lot for Barbados. I see it the other way around. The taxpayers’ money and the lucrative contracts awarded by the Government of Barbados have done a lot for Mr. Maloney.

While you did not state it, you left us to compare Mr. Maloney’s breaking the law to Rosa Parks breaking the law. When Rosa Parks broke the law by refusing to get up out of her seat, she was standing up for her civil rights. No civil rights of Mr. Maloney have been violated. In fact, since you have inferred the topic of civil rights, I must inform you that any black Barbadian can now demand those coveted contacts as part of their civil rights which are now being violated as they are clearly being discriminated against by a political group.

When I read the sentence that Mr. Maloney gets things done and that within weeks he can clean up the garbage, my mind instantly went to those green garbage trucks that are sitting in the harbour unclaimed. Were you trying to inform the people of Barbados that the Government has signed another Public Private Partnership with Mr. Maloney? Could these green garbage trucks be the reason why the Minister of the Environment who is responsible for ensuring that Barbados is clean has been negligent in his duties? Does it mean that the tax payers will again be saddled with an additional burden for garbage disposal in the form of another levy? I hope that my thoughts are not correct and the trucks have no connection to Government or the collection of public garbage because as far as the public is aware, no contracts have been tendered for any such arrangements.

There is a problem with the basis on which Government awards contracts. The rules of the tendering process must be changed to ensure that contacts are awarded fairly and transparently to the entire population, perhaps even on a proportionate basis. No Government should award public contracts exclusively to one sector of the population. I am committed to social justice; I am not against others becoming wealthy but I am on a quest for equality for all Barbadians. How could you bring a suggestion that a man who is in clear violation of the law clean up the Courts? Are you inferring that he is already above the law?


Heather Cole


353 Comments on “Open Letter to Richard ‘Lowdown’ Hoad”

  1. Georgie Porgie July 7, 2016 at 5:04 PM #






  2. Truth Revealed July 7, 2016 at 5:20 PM #

    Artaxerxes July 7, 2016 at 3:04 PM #

    Truth Revealed July 7, 2016 at 12:20 PM #

    “You continue to ignite fires of animosity and resentment by your mannerisms by the abhorrent things spewed by your contentious objectives bent on contaminating any semblance of Truth in your way.”

    @ Truth Revealed
    I am at a loss as it relates to what objectives some contributors are trying to achieve by applying an “evil” emphasis on racism to Donna’s and WW&C’s contributions.

    Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 3:28 PM #

    “Art…truth or lack of is a nuisance… The day black people wake up and stop with the dumb crap, those minorities now pretending to be higher up and better off will have to scatter to the bigger countries and be the nobodies that they really are…that is what they are fighting to avoid…but they will learn that it’s unavoidable”.

    Truth Revealed… Tell me Artaxerxes are the statements and the intents of W/W Consequences Good Or Evil? We are at war in the Battle of Good over Evil. The Evil one seeks to take away the Free Agency of man, always has and always will until the end of days and he uses his minions to accomplish his Dark Deeds. Consequences et al would like if people like myself disappeared, then they could continue on with their destruction without being impeded!

    One way we can fight back is to ‘THINK’, and GET INVOLVED AND BRING THE DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT! I know I am committed. Evil does not have a Colour it is just Wicked, Malicious, Immoral, Depraved and Corrupt!

    Hitler held similar views to W/W Consequences and by his Propaganda what happened to the Jews? Does History have to continue repeating itself for people to learn Reason?

    Let me repeat myself without Equivocation to Consequences and her like…

    “Even with voices warning from those you associate with daily here on BU, for you to Extremism and your False Statements, you continue along trying your best to Blind others into believing as you do!

    You continue to ignite fires of animosity and resentment by your mannerisms by the abhorrent things spewed by your contentious objectives bent on contaminating any semblance of Truth in your way.

    You evoke despotism on this small nation of Barbados while masquerading as having others best interest at heart that is your whole Intention”!


    Enjoy your day, Much love!


  3. TheGazer July 7, 2016 at 6:06 PM #

    It seems as if Donna has attracted some ‘admirers’ who are determined to make her into the worst Bajan online. This person with a multiple personality disorder has formed a tag team and seek to engage her at evry turn.


  4. ac July 7, 2016 at 6:13 PM #

    Waiting to see how low the male going with the tasteless descriptions of the female body . so ridiculous to hear grown ole hard back men rather than speak highly of the woman professional career stooping very low with their childish snarls and disgusting opinions of the female body
    No we are not talking about prostitution an area which most men seem to have a hidden or wanting need to be fulfilled and harbor those sickening feelings of affections towards all women. No we are not!but a subject which highlights a woman professional talents ad career Men should have learned by now that those days of sexist sterotypes and stigmas which aroused and alert men sexual prowess towards the female have been replaced by woman who are professionals and have rightfully earned a place in the professional world through hard work and should be given their due respect
    It is a shame that in the year 2016 men are so willing to expose their goadies for all to see

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ac July 7, 2016 at 6:33 PM #

    Any news about HOAD is he going to take the onslsught of attacks lying down which have drag his name in the mud .
    What keeps me shaking my head is that after all this time of his articles presented in the Nation no one never said a dime on social media concerning a word of racist commentary about Hoad.however I suspect timing has a lot to do with his defense of his friend Maloney and Swift and quick action was necessary to silence Hoad
    Truly mindboggling ! or simply a case of guilty by association


  6. ac July 7, 2016 at 6:47 PM #

    Pray tell me WW&C,when black people wake up where will they go. First black people need to be unified before they can get or go any where. Maybe you can round them up and teach them that 1+1=2 and not me!myself and I equals many
    Then after they can master that simple equation then they can get up and go but until then they would have to beg bread at other peoples table.


  7. Ralph July 7, 2016 at 6:52 PM #

    All of this because a man write a simple article


  8. ac July 7, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    No ! not so fast Ralph also not so simple , Hoad is alleged to have committed a series of egregious acts against his black brothers and sister for which he needs to clarify or needs to apologize
    Fair is fair no can let hoad off the hooked if what is being said here is a true and simply Hoad is the only one who can separate truth from lie which up until now Hoad has simply given and alibi version of his account which has all but complicated the story and add lots of intrigue
    Hoad would not find it easy or comfortable to sweep these allegations under the rug because Heather the Queen of having no Heart would pick up her poison pen and would make sure Hoads life becomes a living hell if he does not respond in an appropriate manner including an apology to his black brothers and sisters
    Ralph this is no joke


  9. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM #

    ACs…yall think so little of your own people, so how do you expect any other group to perceive you, read what you just said again…and remember, not everyone is a yardfowl or pimp for politicians many people can see clearly there is no future in political pimping.

    Many of us are forward thinking individuals who are productive, think independently and are self-employed and employ others….no minorities to tell us what to do or pretend they are superior, if they were any other groups of people present, they know that we are equals.

    Maybe yall should try that in Barbados…a majority black country.

    BTW…Hoad got new writing material…a black man held down and shot in the South by police and another one asked to show his license, because of a tail light and shot anyway when he did….love to hear Hoad’s take on those two, can’t wait, hope it’s this weekend’s column…lol


  10. Ralph July 7, 2016 at 7:40 PM #


    Reading the comments …. it’s being said that Whites are wrong for keeping each other’s back so to speak. History is slanted in favor of races and religions that unite. Yet you are measuring Bajan whites by a standard that does not support its cause


  11. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    Gazer…Truth or lack of is stalking the blog…ignore his idiocy, he will get tired and go away.

    ACs..remember, you are the ones said on here that bajans should boycott Hoad’s products, I was all for just tormenting him for shits and ACs…you wanted to go after his livelihood…ya cant back out now.

    I dont think even Heather went all blackout on Hoad as you did…lol


  12. Mark July 7, 2016 at 7:49 PM #

    This blog is about a whole lot on Nothing. People don’t have anything to do


  13. Mark July 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM #

    If Bajans would spend there time being productive instead of the pulling down they would be more successful


  14. David July 7, 2016 at 7:55 PM #

    Please stick to one moniker Sir!



  15. ac July 7, 2016 at 8:08 PM #

    NO Ralph i believe you are misreading what i said in my comments ,However to make it simple i used the measuring stick of Fair and balanced
    Fair by applying an equal share of responsibility upon both the accuser and the person being accused
    Balanced by exposing both the accuser and the accused of their short comings
    as far as favourable i was a lot harsher to heather and i also prescribed several doses of reality for her as a remedy to accomplished her mission,
    Do not get me wrong there is enough errors on both sides that needs to be fixed


  16. Truth Revealed July 7, 2016 at 8:15 PM #

    Here’s what liberals DON’T want you to know about Louisiana shooting victim

    Written by Matt Palumbo on July 7, 2016

    Yes, the nation is once again horrified to learn another black man tragically lost his life after an altercation with police. Alton Sterling was shot and killed Tuesday just after midnight in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Listen to the liberal narrative and you’ll hear that Sterling was killed for selling CDs outside of a Triple S Food Mart. There’s a bit more to the story, of course.

    Police were called after Sterling had been threatening a homeless man with a firearm for asking him if he had any spare change. The homeless man had made the 911 call. After police arrived, Sterling had resisted arrest, and appeared to make a grab for his firearm at one point. This is still disputable, however. In the video footage of the shooting, you can hear the officer shout “He’s got a gun!” and “if you f—king move, I swear to God.” One of the officers then says something unintelligible, and two shots are fired.

    So who is Alton Sterling? For starters, liberals should know he possessed an illegal firearm. As a felon with a lengthy rap sheet, Sterling is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. Police records show Sterling had been a member of the Bloods gang, and had a list of offenses including battery, assault, drugs and weapons charges, and owed $25,000 in child support. He was also a registered pedophile, having impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 20. The media, by contrast, has portrayed him as a loving father of five.


  17. ac July 7, 2016 at 8:35 PM #

    Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    ACs..remember, you are the ones said on here that bajans should boycott Hoad’s products, I was all for just tormenting him for shits and ACs…you wanted to go after his livelihood…ya cant back out now.


    no i did not


  18. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 8:46 PM #

    Yes yall did ACs…ask the’s on this very link, ya cant remove it, so ya may as well go look for it, or i will and repost it…


  19. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 8:52 PM #

    Those are your words ACs…read theand then go search for them, I did not tamper with it.

    “ac July 4, 2016 at 6:19 AM #
    NO! Heather ac is all for equality ! freedom! justice for all but my mantra speaks of methodology of peaceful means to do away with laws that give some the right of privilege while others still have to beg
    No Heather your way of advocating chaos be it by thought word or deed is a recipe for disaster wrecking havoc undoing the gains of a small nation making recovery an almost impossibility
    Your heart might be in the right place but your recipe of vindictiveness and revenge would not heal but capsized and uproot the fragility of the social and economic gains of this nation.
    You do have a right to pursue any avenue that can bring about justice but what you do not have a right to pursue is a plan of action with extreme fall outs that send shock waves across a entire nation without having a plan for immediate recovery

    As i said before the tones in your articles sends radical messages of extremism messages that are political apparatus for danger built on a framework to destroy.
    As for Mr. Hoad he have a right to free speech but that right can be met with ramifications and a resentment of his words by populace actions by a method of boycotting his products a peaceful method that sends hard and painful lessons to business people with racist intents be there actions by thought word or deed”.


  20. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 8:54 PM #

    ACs..ya see…lol


  21. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 8:58 PM #

    ACS…..Looks like you cant remember which one of you did it…lol


  22. Simple Simon July 7, 2016 at 9:07 PM #

    @Donna July 7, 2016 at 8:57 AM “Tony Blair is now being exposed as the idiot who followed George Bush into committing heinous war atrocities. ”

    Tony Blair is not an idiot. He had to have know at the time that what he and George Bush were calling ‘shock and awe” was in fact shocking and awful. I knew it at the time, and I am only a Simple Simon.

    Why did the U.S. and U.K governments not allow U.N. inspector Hans Blitz and his team the time needed to complete their inspections? Why all of a sudden there was this nasty talk that Blitz’ team did not know what they were doing.

    Somebody wanted a war to show that they were most man. And somebody had the lives of other people’s sons (and daughters) to waste.


  23. ac July 7, 2016 at 9:09 PM #

    Please note in its context i made reference to boycotting as to suggest a peaceful means rather than to pursue radical and extreme methods
    Now since the subject was about Hoad i had to use him as the example with a message
    I made a point of reason and not an iron clad mandate calling on all to pursue


  24. de pedantic Dribbler July 7, 2016 at 9:16 PM #

    @Truth Revealed July 7, 2016 at 8:15 PM # Can you please clarify painstakingly if possible how the narrative you quoted is 1) ‘liberal’ speak re the killing and 2) exactly WTF does the man’s piss poor life have to do with being killed like a dog.

    Yes he was a felon and should not have possessed a gun. And surely they could have arrested his backside and he would be in jail right now. But they killed him like how you shoot a rabid dog. Straight up and simple. No fuss whatsoever. Bang, bang. Pause. Bang bang bang.

    At which point was his sexual predatory behaviour known to the cops? First or second shot? At which point was his being a felon known to the cops? Third shot? And at which point when “the officer shout “He’s got a gun!” was THAT GUN pointed at either officer and threatened their ability to return home to their loving families. Must have been the first shot, right?

    The man was a scallywag, a serial sperm donor and by extension a poor provider and guide for a family of five children and likely the same number of women but let me ask again in an even temper WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH HIS EXECUTION BY TWO POLICE OFFICERS???

    Incidentally resisting arrest is always a BAD idea. But if the cops have you under control with both hands somewhat restrained and you are still able to pull a gun point it at them and THEN return it to your pocket AFTER being shot then you are an effing superman and should have fifty children…not five.

    Cops are human and they kill people because they are scared for their lives or because the person is a threat. Sometimes they just kill people because they really don’t effing care.

    When COPS start to stand up and say that a colleague was just WRONG is when we start to resolve these issues. Otherwise we have these stupid attempts to vindicate simple murder and some JA brother will believe its his right to take the life of a police officer and thus every brother is a threat to every cop.

    This is death – real effing possible death – for many people and pain for families. So cut the BS.


  25. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 9:17 PM #

    Yeah, yeah ACs…since you are the only one mentioned boycott, brilliant idea that it is, why dont ya form a group and also call for the boycott of the criminals Maloney and Bizzy while ya at it…maybe that will make the majority get up and do something..for themselves and country instead of for the minority parasites..maybe they will learn to have each others back as opposed to stabbing each other in the back,.


  26. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 9:23 PM #

    Many American cops kill because they are coldblooded murderers and see killing black men as a blood sport. These same infractions that cops kill blacks in the US for…I have seen them pretend they dont see when whites commit the same infractions…they smile and wave them on, I have seen this in NYC…on more than one occasion.

    A broken tail light does not merit a murder by cop…neither does celling CDs or selling cigarettes,


  27. Simple Simon July 7, 2016 at 9:28 PM #

    Wunna know that all of Hoad’s grandchildren are black right?


  28. Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 9:34 PM #

    The above shows how people who are fed up with violations of rights get up and act….Bajans can learn something from this….as the majority.

    Simple..that dont mean a thing, if you have been badly socialized, it rarely ever changes…rarely, case in point, check out the mentality of blacks in the Caribbean after their 400 year experience, particularly Barbados. ..generation after generation, then check out the bajan whites and other minorities and the way they were socialized…then check out the current destruction.


  29. ac. July 7, 2016 at 9:38 PM #

    WW&C ac is an advocate for justice through peaceful methods .i take my queue from MLK.


  30. ac July 7, 2016 at 9:47 PM #

    So a white having black gran children does not give a person a right of passage to exhibit or exercise racist tendencies of any kind.
    My hope is that Mr.Hoad sooner rather than later dispel such allegations because when left to fester can carry a long tail of negative connotations against himself and his family and whispers which no child should have to hear


  31. AwakenNowOrNever July 7, 2016 at 10:09 PM #

    Charlie Daniels Releases New Song Exposing Shadow …

    Charlie Daniels Releases New Song Exposing Shadow Government.
    Published on Apr 16, 2016
    Excerpt from the excellent Charlie Daniel’s song “Behold a Pale Horse’ dealing with the world in which we now live, and the Word of God that foretold it. (Revelation 6:8)


  32. Heather July 7, 2016 at 11:10 PM #

    @ ac, in this context a boycott is not a brilliant idea. Without the facts it too is radical and extreme. Reading the original article is required to get to this mattter resolved one way or the other. I hope it will be addressed in tomorrow’s Weekend Nation.


  33. Well Well & Consequences July 8, 2016 at 6:05 AM #

    ACs…yall lying, you are no damn advocate for anything except for political pimping, ya just your garden variety pimps and yardfowls that will jump on any political bandwagon…

    King had no use for people like yall who would enable civil rights violtions against your own people, deceit and lies…or put a knife in his back.

    Hoad now knows that all the years he spent being sly and slick are over, his articles will be perused, not by me, I read real literary articles., not fantasy.


  34. ac July 8, 2016 at 6:19 AM #

    Heather i did not say “boycott ” is a brilliant idea i stated a boycott if and when demonstrated is a peaceful method of sending harsh messages
    Further brilliance can only be defined as such if the resulting outcome of the task performed was successful,
    However the method of boycotting has been used a detriment and has produce positive effect against those it intended ,so in that case one can safely the term brilliance would have clarified its meaning


  35. Donna July 8, 2016 at 12:27 PM #

    Thanks to those who has my back whilst I was here watching my houseful of children. One white, one mulatto and two ”blacks” (with the brown tone the white slave master gave them). It’s not about race hate. It is about correcting an imbalance.


  36. Adrian Dick Hinds who hasn't reada book since he left school July 8, 2016 at 2:27 PM #

    You is rite, Welly. As Negroman have say to de BU Fambly: “jus white thrash, ya heah????”


  37. Adrian Dick Hinds who hasn't reada book since he left school July 8, 2016 at 2:34 PM #

    Like me on Facebook. i not togud at reading books, so like me on Facebook exclamation


  38. Adrian Dick Hinds who hasn't reada book since he left school July 8, 2016 at 3:02 PM #

    Doan worry. As the idiot Tea has tole we, BBE coming nex Tuesday an den de cricket goan be juss how it werein Galilee, when lil baby jeebus was silly mid off.


  39. Donna July 8, 2016 at 5:14 PM #



  40. Donna July 8, 2016 at 5:16 PM #

    Wait, I see I still have my tail. Two asses in one following me around and giving me the thumbs down.

    Tee- hee!


  41. Colonel Buggy July 9, 2016 at 3:53 PM #

    Well Well & Consequences July 7, 2016 at 9:23 PM #
    Many American cops kill because they are coldblooded murderers and see killing black men as a blood sport.
    Back in the 1960’s and ’70’s , America had a ready outlet for these psychopaths, where their aspirations to kill and kill ,coincided with that of Washington and the Pentagon in places like Vietnam et all.
    With America now fighting the enemy mainly by remote , with drones and bombs, the only outlet left for these red neck, full-blooded psychopaths , is in a police force.
    But the man who is alleged to have done the shootings, is not technically a sniper, but more of a sharpshooter . A Sniper is much more skilled, and like the James Bond movie, Lives to fight another day.


  42. Gabriel July 9, 2016 at 4:49 PM #

    Don’t know as yet the truth of the press reports starting to downplay/destroy the image,that the Dallas shooter an acknowledged US Army Reserve who served in Afghanistan was a carpenter and a mason and although stating that he had many ‘awards’,they were not major awards.Today it is being put abroad that the man was being cited as having sexuallly assaulting a female fellow soldier.I would think there is more to follow.
    In today’s press it is being put into the public domain that Castile fitted the profile of a wanted man hence the pullover would be legitimate.Further,that the police recording says something different to what Castile’s girlfriend recording of the murder is conveying.It seems that you cannot expect truth to prevail……there is always another side somewhere in possession of the police alone.CNN is asking questions about the Bahamian travel advisory.Makes one wonder….only the US,UK and Canada can issue TA’s.
    Everybody getting wise to the ways of the West which is take it or leave it.


  43. ac July 10, 2016 at 7:30 AM #

    well sort of disappointed that Hoad did not appeal to his better sense and put this whole episode of racist allegations laid against him to rest
    Instead opted to gave a sweet sensational article about his career and family life , To be fair it was a nice article hopefully all editorial content was correct and nothing left out or misspelled that would have be misleading to cause a firestorm of do/s and don/ts
    All things being equal i guess Hoad has decide to let the chips fall as they may and any judgments made against him can be summed up as human failures which all of us are subjected
    However let me be one of the first to declare my hand on those terms and obligations far removed from racist rants by which my livelihood is interdependent


  44. David July 10, 2016 at 9:03 AM #

    @Bush Tea

    Have you read Gercine’s PR job on Hoad in today’s Sun?



  45. ac July 10, 2016 at 9:15 AM #

    One thing for sure Hoad certainly knows how to serve his goat milk in a black and white warm and fuzzing
    BTW I drank the whole (Hoad) thing since Hoad said it was lactose free.In which case Hoad can never be acussed of saying things that make stomachs growled


  46. ac July 10, 2016 at 3:21 PM #

    Bush Tea did u read the glowing article about Hoad in the newspaper
    are u now prepared to remove any doubt or suspicions which u held against Hoad
    Btw hoad said he started his business with one goat now he owns fifty and most likely commands hefty revenue
    A smart business man no doubt about it. Maybe in the article there might be a lesson for the up and budding entrepreneur


  47. Heather July 10, 2016 at 4:20 PM #

    @David is there a link to the PR Article? Mr Hoad is a coward.


  48. Colonel Buggy July 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM #

    Hoad started his business with one goat.
    Goddard started his empire with a sheep and a shilling
    COW, started out with one caterpillar.
    And Maloney started out with a couple of jackasses — in the form of ministers

    Why does this Midas touch not work for ordinary mortals?


  49. Colonel Buggy July 10, 2016 at 4:43 PM #

    Gabriel July 9, 2016 at 4:49 PM
    America is good at digging up filth. They do it to Presidents and presidential hopefuls. Why not a reservist?
    If the US Army is anything like the British Army, a member of the armed forces is Soldier first. and a Tradesman, secondly. Putting him down because he was a tradesman, is putting down the whole Army.
    An Infantry commander once chided a rear echelon commander as being in charge of cooks and mechanics.
    The Rear echelon commander, countered by reminding him, that when the enemy is knocking at the front door, his cooks and mechanics have to drop saucepans and spanners, grab their guns and defend the fort. How many of your infantrymen , he asked, could drop their guns and cook a wholesome meal or repair a broken down battle tank?


  50. David July 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM #



  51. Colonel Buggy July 10, 2016 at 10:23 PM #

    I do not think that Hoad is a coward by not responding. He is taking some of the advice of the Colonel in Rambo, First Blood. Lie low and let the situation diffuse .


  52. Simple Simon July 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM #

    @ac July 10, 2016 at 9:15 AM “BTW I drank the whole (Hoad) thing since Hoad said it was lactose free.”

    Dear ac: No milk is lactose free (unless treated to remove the lactose) Lactose is milk sugar. All milk including human mother’s milk and Hoad’s goat milk contains lactose.

    Just as all fruit contains fructose.


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