No Suspension of SSA PRIVATIZATION : Dr Denis Lowe Has MISLED the NATION

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG

denis-loweApproximately two weeks ago, Minister of the Environment, Dr. Denis Lowe, solemnly assured the people of Barbados that the outrageous Sanitation Service Authority (SSA)  privatization arrangement by virtue of which the SSA was engaging eight private sector compactor trucks in the collection of garbage at an astronomical fee of $411 per hour was being SUSPENDED at the end of the week that commenced on Monday 31st October 2016 — that is, by Saturday 5th November 2016.

Well, it is my sad duty to inform the Barbadian people that as of today– Friday the 11th of November 2016– the said privatization arrangement is still very much in place, and the private trucks are still collecting garbage on behalf of the SSA and are still being paid at the outrageous rate of $411 per truck per hour !

And so once again Minister Denis Lowe has misinformed and misled the people of Barbados!!!

Indeed, Minister Lowe seems determined to proceed with this privatization arrangement in which private sector companies owned by the likes of Bizzy Williams and Anderson Cherry will be paid some $16,440 PER TRUCK  PER  WEEK and some $854,880 PER  TRUCK in the event that the arrangement is extended over the period of one year.

But what makes the arrangement even more ridiculous and scandalous is that the payment made to the private companies is based on the number of hours that they operate, and not on the amount of garbage that they collect! Thus if they operate their stipulated 40 hours per week and  collect only 10 tons of garbage ( while the government owned SSA trucks are collecting 25 tons each) they will still be paid their full $16 440 per truck!

In other words, it does not matter how much garbage they collect, they are still entitled to demand their $411 per hour or $16440 per week!

And there is really no way for the SSA to police these private vehicles as they go about their supposed duties. In other words, there is no accountability built into the contractual relationship !

This arrangement may be compared and likened to the arrangement that the said Dr Denis Lowe conferred upon Mr Bizzy Williams’ Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC) for the processing of garbage. Under that contract the current Democratic Labour Party Administration committed Government (and by extension the taxpayers of Barbados ) to providing SBRC with a minimum of 36,00 tons of garbage to process every year, and to paying SBRC a minimum of $22.6Million per year over a twenty (20) year period WHETHER  OR  NOT  SBRC  IS  CALLED  UPON  TO   PERFORM   THE  SAID ANNUAL  36,000 TONS   OF   GARBAGE   PROCESSING  !!!

It is these types of outrageous governmental contracts that cumulatively are  sinking the Government and taxpayers of Barbados in debt.

In my capacity as a Citizen of Barbados I now hereby call upon the Media houses of Barbados to do their duty ; to carry out the necessary investigations at the SSA; and to report to the Barbadian people that Dr Lowe has misled them, and that the SSA’s privatization arrangement is still in place.

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  • While wunna having wunna group masturbation over Trump.
    The degenerates masquerading as a Govt continue to fuck up this country..
    Wunna priorities are suspect.
    Lordy Lordy..
    Not to worry these degenerates(govt) will be rewarded for sloth inertia & bufoonery with colonial titles..Sir Sloth..Sir Pompasett etc
    Wunna for real?

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  • Nothing new for a crook and the rest of the DBLP , time for a change they all have to go,

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  • I suspect that the contracts will not be suspended or permanently terminated until each contractor has made an “acceptable” profit.

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  • If Lowe actually thought that he could sign a shiite contract …and then cancel it, just because someone pointed out publicly that it was a big scam, …wuh then the man is an even bigger female rabbit than he appears to be….

    No doubt Jeff will delve into the area of “common sense basic law as it relates to contracts, written or even verbal” soon, in an effort (too late) to guide the idiot.

    Even AC could have told the JA that the cost of terminating such a contract would likely be just as high as continuing with the shiite… (having made many similar cock-ups on her own already – the last one being with the rental of that ugly weave…)

    This is PRECISELY why we need to elect INTELLIGENT people into leadership positions, and why public servants should be PROFESSIONAL managers (who can advise these Doctor boobies) and not ass-licking, “yes-man” and lackies….

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lowe is particularly lowclass to make these kinds of contracts with crooks like Buzzy, giving away 22 million dollars of taxpayer’s money a year for nothing…free money that could have repaired the 150 year old water mains…what a nasty bunch of slaves in parliament.

    Then they gave away more free millions to Bizzy with the Ionics water scam for doing nothing…both political parties….did this, gave away taxpayer’s money to make themselves look goid and feel important…bjnch of useless retards.

    Both political parties are guilty of stealing from their people to give these crooks……both sets of slaves sitting in parliament…that is all they live for and look forward to being elected to do….steal from their own people.

    There are very few real journalists in Barbados with the strength and investigative skills to expose the wicked actions of politicians..I only know of one……the ministers are so small and vicious as to be nausesting in the things they do to stagnate the people.

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  • Wuhloss my belly the whinners just cant help themselves.they complained when the garbage piles up ..they complained when the garbage is cleaned up. As for commissiong two weeks ago he was on BU taking credit for the suspension of the govt hiring private haulers to clean up the streets now today he is crying sh.it foul what a blasted liar

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  • Tell me something. Have we got a PRIMEMINISTER.?

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  • Wuhloss wuh belly wuh…!!!

    Spill the beans AC….
    Did you, or did you not rent that weave-on?
    Did you or did you not seek to return it within the contracted period…? …after the man ran off..
    …and were you not forced to keep it when you found out the cost of breaking the contract?

    …now tell us about Lowe…
    What is the ‘cut’ this time?

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  • If this private waste haulage arrangement does not replenish the 5 million , this building will,and more.

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  • I don’t often agree with Commisiong, but I do here again.

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  • Really agreeing that garbage should not be picked up at any cost. Do you realize how much it would cost the govt if garbage remains dormant for long periods . just start thinking about the health cost associated through contact because of airborne viruses that bred because of stagnant garbage

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  • Lowe is still below,from the drugs are taking, for his sick heart and head

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  • We know that LOWe will not resign because these guys are not able to command 17,000 dollar per month job anywhere in Barbados.

    The prime minister was last seen giving a press conference to announce that Rihanna will be preforming the national anthem in Barbados.

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  • Isnt Dr. Lowe a Social Scientist and clinical psychologist. I believe that he would command a higher salary in those fields collectively than a paltry seventeen thousand barbados dollars the equivalent of 8,000 US.

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  • Do not fool yourself, there is nothing paltry about the lubrication that is placed in the palms of hands of some people, by certain people, in Barbados.

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  • Watchman November 11, 2016 at 10:16 PM #
    Lowe is still below,from the drugs are taking, for his sick heart and head
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    Which Head?

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  • Commie Commisiong continues to confirm he is a braying jackass. What a brain fart of an article. SSA and private haulers go ahead with your admirable work of solving our garbage woes. Come Xmas garbage workers rewards from householders are set to increase tenfold. Piss off Commie Commsiong take your bu boot lickers with you. Loud Stewpz!

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  • In and Out aka waiting = DLP yardfowl.

    Note no mention of Lowe’s position on waste haulers agreement, attack the messenger. No wonder this country continues to slide based on any performance indicator used.

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  • black mouth, white mouth slutds all alike, so long its ah shady deal.u’ll find the same 5 faces shwing up all the time

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  • So what is exactly your issue with privatization again? There isn’t anything particularly wrong with privatizing government entities if it is done in the interest of the taxpayers of Barbados. I think I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions here that the very state in which I reside has privatized its transit system several years ago to smaller bus companies, but the state government still maintains oversight. And the benefit to the taxpayers of the state is as follows: the state government does not have/has to pay these transit workers the enormous hourly wages, nor does it has to pay out the very expense pensions and medical benefits or lucrative contracts, which once burdened the taxpayers of the state. So privatization in my judgment, and from the state perspective seems to work in favour of the taxpayers because if the job can be done cheaper in the private sector saving the taxpayers money why not do it?

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  • What is the big deal with privatization? The state here for years has contracted with smaller sanitation companies to removed garbage from state own facilities. And towns and cities have contracted with privately owned sanitation companies to removed the garbage as well and this has worked perfectly okay.

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  • David

    Wunna too narrow-minded because wunna hare de word privatization and wunna run down the road all panicky with wunna pants beneath wunna knees. At least give the idea a chance and if it doesn’t work the way it ought to then rethink the idea. Listen brother! We must be willing to suffer the discomfort of change to achieve a better future for our posterity. Nothing sickens me more than a mind cloaked conventionality and is resistant to a paradigmatic shift which has and still is responsible for moving our human civilization forward.

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  • If you have nothing to post why post? The government and the minister responsible have stated publicly that privatization the SSA is not an option. The minister responsible stated publicly the agreement between government and waste haulers was to end in two weeks,Comissiong is saying is has not. Where is your comprehension?

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  • “charles skeete November 3, 2016 at 6:00 AM #

    “Suspension of SSA Privatization Scheme is to be Welcomed”

    are we not gloating too quickly? Has the Government issued a clear statement as to whether the sanitation privatisation shenanigan has been only suspended or abandoned completely?”


    Can’t say I didn’t warn you- and Mr Commissiong should have known better- that if a valid contract was indeed entered into that some penalty would be attached for breaching the terms and conditions and that Mr Lowe couldn’t just get up off his hospital bed and suspend a valid contractual arrangement willy nilly not even if it were downlow

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  • I guess the Minister will only intervene when one of his family get infected as one Barbadian has already been (so far). Countless fish dying not only in the Graeme Hall Sanctuary Swamp (a disgrace in itself as this is a natural habitat and perhaps the last of the mangroves left on the island – very important to our whole eco-system) but also in the ponds at Peronne in Christ Church. Raw sewage is dangerous. I have seen the results of a human ingesting raw sewage by no fault of their own in the sea – the result was a body rash that was deep in all private body parts, in eyes, nose and mouth too, to the point where the child could not even eat and could have died from the poison. This is no joke. This seeping of raw sewage is not exactly what we want Barbadians to have to live with, far less visitors – both having to wear masks from the stench in the area. Then there is also water spewing out of another manhole near Lanterns with several areas between Christ Church and St Peter with water flowing through the streets with pockets where same settles inviting the mosquitoes that have been plaguing the country to jump in and multiply with impunity. What the hell is going on in this country of ours – 50th years of Independence that should be a time for us to be celebrating with such pride, and many are just saddened. The excuse about worldwide recession is tired and lame now because it is a lie. Eight years of bad management and we have now come to this, raw sewage bubbling up around us and water being so wasted that some people cannot even get a little bit out of their taps. The list of woes is a disgrace. As Bajans we all love our country, why is it that those who govern us seem not to be aware of this love, and frankly do not seem to habour any themselves for the nation. Shame. Shame. Shame.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/88967/sewage-stink

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  • What has been happening with the fish kill is sad. The yardies will not want us to highlight it -obviously there is a problem in their habitat we need to be concerned about. As humans, the civilised of the species, we need to protect and take the role as guardian of our environment seriously.

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  • Retribution-things that make me go hum!

    And we are surprised because? Bold face liars cannot suddenly change they modus operandi.

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  • @ Colonel Buggy

    The head with an external rot showing a BLACK MOUTH Lowe sick head

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  • David

    The minister responsible stated publicly the agreement between government and waste haulers was to end in two weeks,Comissiong is saying is has not. Where is your comprehension?

    Two weeks ago Comissiong stated on BU that his letters to govt concerning the govt initiative for private haulers to pick up govt had made a serious impact giving cause for govt suspension of the garbage.
    All of the BU yahoos took what Commissiong had stated as gospel and heaped unadulterated praises on Commissiong.
    Now after two weeks of misinformation by a misinformed self serving socialist Commissiong returns to BU puts pens to paper and instead of apologizing for his error to mislead assumes his arrogant way to write another long winded piece of political bile ,
    ALL Hail to the Socialist / Communist wanna be leader of Barbados His never to be Rgt or Excellent David Comissiong

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    They need to get rid of Lowe, he does nothing to keep the environment clean enough, I have finally contracted the Zika, it’s not as painful as Chik-V, nor does it stay in your body for 2 years unless ya planning to get pregnant, but it’s a miserable experience nonetheless, particularly with underlying problems.

    The island is filthy….bottom line, too many mosquitoes, not enough people keeping their own surroundings clean enough, there need to be found an alternative to the fogging, one that actually works.

    Raw sewage for independence wukkup…now that is something to see…eho will the government blame for that one.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Dompey November 12, 2016 at 5:28 AM
    “What is the big deal with privatization? The state here for years has contracted with smaller sanitation companies to removed garbage from state own facilities. And towns and cities have contracted with privately owned sanitation companies to removed the garbage as well and this has worked perfectly okay.”

    Why don’t you just outsource your shitty mouth since your brain is already dead?

    The issue at hand is not the debate over the pros and cons of privatization but the principle the current administration has taken against the privatization or outsourcing of the SSA operational functions and that of the BWA.

    The same ‘blackened’ motor-mouth man only two or so weeks ago made it abundantly clear that there will be no outsourcing or privatization of the SSA operations and that the government will soon be using some of the proceeds from the $20 million loan to purchase the much needed trucks and equipment.

    Why take out a loan to purchase equipment (thereby exacerbating an already perilous debt situation) if a plan to outsource is already agreed upon and is at its implementation stage, as can be gleaned from the contracts with the private-sector waste haulers?

    What you should be pushing for is the outsourcing of the country’s liquid waste management which is currently under the portfolio of one of the worst performing ministers your country has ever experienced. Just look at the state of agriculture and water resources and you can paint in your sewer of a mind the perfect picture of total incompetence.

    With hindsight Bajans ought to glad that the dying King David saw the writing on the wall and demanded on his death bed that the other “powful-foolish” red madman called David be kept as far as possible from the Ministry of Finance.

    Yes, Domps, go ahead and argue for the outsourcing of the management of the liquid shit (and dangerous chemicals) that is about to not only destroy the country’s eco-system but also bring a pox on public sanitation and health and its only viable cylinder of economic survival called tourism.

    Bridgetown is already full of shit in its aromatic air to welcome cruise ship visitors. Now the South coast is about to provide them with the unique experience of wading in Bajan shit as they make their way to the unkempt Oistins Bay gardens while the natives celebrate 50 years of so-called self management. Where would be the next victim of pollution? The former gold coast?

    Then dompey, the brainless ass, will be in his bailiwick of crap when two droppings of feces converge. One from the Lowedown black mouth and the residue from the rear end of the ass called Dompey.

    Now go ahead and do your No.2 and call the miller a “bulla”. You just can’t help dabbling in shit, can you?

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  • This seeping of raw sewage is not exactly what we want Barbadians to have to live with, far less visitors – both having to wear masks from the stench in the area.

    Just to keep things in a proper perspective, the good news here is that Ilaro Court is located far enough away from Rendezvous and Worthing that the noses of the distinguished, VIP guests and the PM at the PM’s 50th anniversary of independence celebratory dinner show in no way will be bothered by the smell of untreated sewage wafting through the air to overwhelm and obliterate the delightful aromas of the meticulously prepard gustatory delights on the plates in front of them.

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  • @ Dompey……Why do you persist with this jack ass comparison of the goings on here to the goings on in Barbados? You do know as well as anybody else that the system of checks and balance here is non existent in Barbados. You do know that if he were here DENNIS LOWE WOULD BE IN JAIL. Sadly he and all the others will leave office as the overnight millionaires who published a manifesto entitled THE ATROCITIES OF MUSCLE MARY. You know this don’t you?

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  • Notice that the Minister that knows about everything except anything that falls under his portfolio aint calling Brass Tacks now…….ah wonder why? I am calling on the moguls at STARCOM to send a reporter to Government Headquarters or to Parliament and await his arrival…. if Moses can’t come to de mountain then de mountain will come to Moses….his response, even if it is a curt ”no comment” can be used to prosecute the next election campaign.

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  • @Green Monkey

    Suspect you comment was made ‘tongue in cheek’ -note Rendezvous adjoins the tourist belt referred to as the golden mile.

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  • @David, you suspect correctly.

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  • David,
    Soon after the article by Commissiong was posted I came on BU and told you that Cherry had come on Brass Tacks and indicated that the contract was for six months. You obviously did not believe me. Otherwise you would not entertain Commissiong’s recent submission. What are the details of the contract? Is it on a continuous basis,or is it for specific periods? What other terms are there? Why are you jumping on Bizzy, isn’t he Bajan? How come you don’t mention Cherry? He is a BLP supporter and Black. Are you saying he is also a scammer? I keep saying that when the money is paid out it is paid to Bajans so it helps the economy; which is what is supposed to happen.
    Sad: it is indeed sad that you try to exacerbate and exploit a situation by lies and exaggeration. You said:
    “Then there is also water spewing out of another manhole near Lanterns with several areas between Christ Church and St Peter..”
    Between Christ Church and St PETER? Indeed? The Christ Church Sewerage system does not even extend into Bridgetown, and the Bridgetown Sewerage system does not even reach as far as North of Kensington. Further; the Graeme Nature Sanctuary is PRIVATE, and the case involving this property is still before the courts. It is not owned by Government and thus their responsibility. Mr. Allard has no intention of getting it cleaned or looked after unless he gets permission to develop it into a
    Water Park, for which permission had beed denied. Don’t forget the objections of the inhabitants of Amity Lodge, Graeme Hall, and other interested persons. Stop blaming the Government for things they have not done.
    But Miller, Isn’t Cherry “No1, in the No2. Business?” He has a contract with SSA. for waste haulage. What are you complaining about? If you win the next election I am sure he will get a larger amount of business from you. Can’t you wait? Then we will see how you perform. You also say:”The issue at hand is not the debate over the pros and cons of privatization but the principle the current administration has taken against the privatization or outsourcing of the SSA operational functions and that of the BWA.”
    Are you then saying that the entire collection of waste should be privatized and outsourced? So what happens if there is a labour dispute with the waste haulers by their workers, what happens then?

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  • ”’This is PRECISELY why we need to elect INTELLIGENT people into leadership positions, and why public servants should be PROFESSIONAL managers (who can advise these Doctor boobies) and not ass-licking, “yes-man” and lackies….”’

    Bushie

    We think you continue to be wrong about these notions of ‘intelligence”

    If the people keep their power and are not sent looking for idiots to represent them this eternal search for ‘intelligent” leaders would be totally unnecessary.

    Why can’t popular committees of average people by involved, on a day-to-day basis over our affairs?

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  • @Alvin

    What is the matter with your noggins? Didn’t LOWe state last week that the agreement with the waste haulers would have been terminated 2 weeks hence?

    #jesustakethewheel

    On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 2:19 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • By the way Buggy:
    Isn’t that a nice building in the making?Shows the the government is not standing still. I am sure that the building and the land that was bought along with it,(27 acres) will be worth any money spent on it. This is part of the Government’s Capital works programme. It is supposed to have Capital works programmes that provide employment, purchases goods and services, and helps the economy. Not true?

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  • Hamilton A Hill

    This much I know about Barbados and elsewhere in the world: if the checks and balances are in want of repair, why aren’t you and others like you aren’t vehemently articulating this to the masses in an effort to effectuate change at polling booth? You just running yah choppers like Piece with his mundane detritus.

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  • @ Pacha
    We think you continue to be wrong about these notions of ‘intelligence”
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    Boss, you are free to think as you see fit…

    The simple answer to your question ” Why can’t popular committees of average people be(?) involved, on a day-to-day basis over our affairs?” …..is that we have collectively CHOSEN not to pursue that community-centric approach to our social development, and have opted for the albino-centric approach instead.

    If you want to rebut every BU discussion by making the point that this is a stupid approach, then you will just sound as repetitive and boring as Bushie does…..

    What Bushie is saying is that ‘HAVING CHOSEN THEIR ALBINO-CENTRIC model, they critically need to choose intelligent politicians and public servants who can at least follow the damn LAWS of the land …. rather than low-life, low-intelligence, brass bowl cretins who will lead them to damnation much sooner than would normally be the case….

    We are saying the same thing Pacha, but it makes no sense teaching in Latin to brass bowl neanderthals…. you need to speak THEIR language first to get through to them…..

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  • But Bushie

    Ideals of following the laws of the land, having intelligent people, and so on, never made any real difference before.

    We see no differences between the days of Barrow and today or anytime in between as far as the trajectory of mal-administration is concerned.

    And this is in agreement with you, totally – albino-centrism.

    Certainly, you were around long enough to see many generations of politicians come and go and we basically have the same political culture. We’re fighting the same issues.

    We are not persuaded that Dr. Lowe is any less ‘anything bad’ than Joy Edwards, for example.

    So why continue to try to get a decrepit culture to produce results it has proven it is incapable of?

    Unless something fundamental happens 50 years hence these same arguments will persist. And how would that be helpful?

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  • @Alvin Cummins

    I never said that sewage was in the streets between Christ Church and St Peter. I said water. I am very aware as a Bajan where the Christ Church sewage system starts and ends as my family and thousands of others, endured months upon months of digging up to put it down. Sad enough that the west coast was not done at that time since what goes into the sea on that so-called platinum coast is just not kosher. People doan even know what in the sea on that side – get yourself a kit and go test!

    My exact words: “Then there is also water spewing out of another manhole near Lanterns with several areas between Christ Church and St Peter with water flowing through the streets with pockets where same settles inviting the mosquitoes that have been plaguing the country to jump in and multiply with impunity.”

    And you cannot tell me I did not see water flowing between Christ Church and St Peter parishes in (PLEASE NOTE THE WORDS) ‘several areas’, perhaps I should get in my car and go take photographs. I can also give you examples of other places where water is running down the road like there is no tomorrow and it is not rain. Try and take a drive along the coast road and in between and see for yourself.

    I could not care less which government is in power, so if you are a Dem and trying to say that I am just picking fault, try and find someone else. If the government in power was the Bees, I would jump on them same way for the dire state of the country while big parties are going over in the most expensive of places abroad and at home in celebration of our Independence, and money is being spent like there is no tomorrow on a list of things that anywhere else in the world would be called frivolities. Do not make me name dem – no pun intended. Actually yes, pun intended.

    Re the Graeme Hall situation, I also do not care whose problem it is, it needs fixing, and if the man abroad cannot or does not do it, then government will have to and I must be mad to believe that the sluice problem that empties on to the beach is a private problem and not one for the government to deal with cause even Gabby know dat de beach belong to we and that means the government who put heavy taxes on the people in order to do certain jobs – those same people who confidently put that government into power. Would you call a Sewage company to come remove sewage from you well, but while dem watch, do it yourself?

    If the health of this nation is not the governments problem, then get rid of the Ministry of Health completely, and let the money saved (the taxes paid that go towards this) be used by the people for the people. What foolishness doth spew outta silly mouths indeed.

    If the BWA cannot do their job and stop water leaks sending off bills to those who ent get for a year or more and those who not even in the country and got their water turned off, then we have a right to complain. Would you pay close down the bloody Ministry too, sell de building dat cost mo’ dan God and let the people use dat money to fix the bloody pipes. Would you call a plumber and while he watching, fix de pipes youself?

    Same goes for the rubbish piled up all over the roads. Would you pay for that to be collected but as they come to do it, take over and get rid of the rubbish yourself? Same goes for the Ministry in charge of those roads where potholes could swallow a whole car if you ent careful.

    So the truth is right now, that however you look at it, those in charge ent doing their jobs. And if it is because dem ent got the money to do it, then stop the carnival and use what little there is from that to at least show that something is being done. Yes. Many are cleaning up around them, yes many are saving water every day, yes many are going out into the streets and filling up holes with stones to stop that carnage, but it is not the people who should be doing this when they pay an inordinate amount of taxes for exactly this.

    Again I use another few question, since sometimes one has to spell out tings for certain people to see.

    Would you pay for a home helper to come and clean ya house, then turn around and clean it all yourself? I can see you Sir employing a gardener, let him sit at your table and eat your food in the comfort of your home, while you sweat in the sun mowing lawn and digging up weeds. When ya blind, ya blind.

    Why not make a list here, right here, of all the great amazing things this government in the last eight years has achieved, make it right now so that people can stop complaining. Let us start with the QEH that was once the pride of the Caribbean. Start there Sir. Doan bring in recession neider caw dat excuse been overused now.

    And tell muh, if all was wonderful in the land, would the people be angry and complaining so loudly? No. As in the past, Bridgetown and its surrounds, every house across the land would have bunting and be celebrating this milestone called 50 years of Independence. People would be healthy because QEH wukking. Everyone got water so dem can bathe and go party. You get my gist now?

    Looka hey, leh me go lie down caw I does ketch a blood rise when people does just mekk excuses fuh de obvious. True.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    “why aren’t you and others like you aren’t vehemently articulating this to the masses in an effort to effectuate change at polling booth? You just running yah choppers like Piece with his mundane detritus.”

    Dompey…ya just gae me a headache with this one, again….THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING VIA SOCIAL MEDIA…..

    Do you really think any of these comments are private letters….TO YOU.

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  • @ Pacha
    Why are you arguing with Bushie ..when we are saying the same thing…?

    Bushie gets your point.
    You get your point.
    BUT we are only TWO people. Three hundred thousand others INSISTS on doing shiite.
    What do you want Bushie to do…?
    They do NOT have the eyes to see …or the ears to hear…

    …so at least the bushman can show them the need to sanitise the shiite…..
    while you seem to want to take the pig straight from the sty …to Illaro Court…..

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  • Bushie

    We see it as a discussion not an argument per se.

    We prefer your positions to most

    Maybe we could both sharpen our positions though already convergent

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  • With all the propaganda spread by this administration and their spin doctors to Dompey and other Bajans in the US ,Canada and the UK, there will all be in for one great surprise when they come home for the 50th Independence Anniversary Celebrations.
    Nothing in Barbados works properly. Then they will understand what we have to put up with, while paying tax upon tax for everything,and not receiving adequate services.

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  • Alvin Cummins November 12, 2016 at 10:28 AM #
    By the way Buggy:
    Isn’t that a nice building in the making
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    A beautiful building indeed, which our great-great grandchildren will be paying for through their noses , coolieman stlye, to the great -great grandchildren of the Williamses, Maloneys and the Bjerkhams et al.
    Another 50 Years of INDENTURESHIP.

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  • You are so right Colonel…………………..”Nothing in Barbados works properly. Then they will understand what we have to put up with, while paying tax upon tax for everything,and not receiving adequate services”……………………..

    Let the people come home, they will certainly find out that the paradise that they are told about when the PM and his ministers visit their cities does not exist…….it is in tatters, the dream is gone.

    Now the arrogant government will have to deal with their ignorance. The unions are now threatening action just when it really matters. They will then see how arrogant they are. There again the PM will come out as he is wont to do and say he has powers under the constitution.

    Let the games begin………………but can someone tell me why Dennis Lowe is still a minister?

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/11/12/speed-up-reforms-imf-economist-warns/

    This dude is of the opinion that the slow minde din parliament can do anything with speed…..lol

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  • David

    You’re the blogmaster and you’re therefore at liberty to remove whatsoever you see fit to remove, but my hope is that your action is seem as unilateral across the blog, for the fear of appearing partial to a specific group which adhere to a certain political persuasion.

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  • In answer to your question ProdSon, maybe he is still a Minister in order to ensure that the sewage pollutes Graeme Hall to such an extent that the government has no other choice but to issue a change of use certificate allowing the non leper to go ahead and build the town houses on the lands thereabout.

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  • Prodigal here is your answer ref..dennis lowe as being a minster

    If the blp ministers was allowed to put barbados in an economic juggernaut for14years with out showing any remorse. Why then cannot Minister lowe be allowed to hold the reign as govt minister until the electorate say different. Just do yourself a favour and save yuh breathe cause aint a dam thing u can do to change the election result but continue to bray like the proverbial jack a ss .in other words STFU

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  • What I find very interesting is that in green countries separation of garbage into their respective govt provided bins by householders is the norm……..why has this govt not made mention of it with the 20M just sourced from nameless……why not amalgamate all the govt vehicle maintenace departments and use that money for the bins and correct trucks?

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  • @Vincent

    No issue here, for a green economy to work all civil society actors must be in sync.

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  • David November 12, 2016 at 3:36 PM #

    So where is the hiccup?

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  • Prodigal Son November 12, 2016 at 1:04 PM #

    Let the games begin………………but can someone tell me why Dennis Lowe is still a minister?
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Dennis Lowe ,like any of the others, in the still David Thompson’s Cabinet would upset the apple cart if given the push, resulting in one big bruggadown.
    The Eager 11 must be kept sedated ,tolerated and compensated.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lol….this one is priceless, Colonel.

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  • ac…………it is about time you begin to show some kind of class on this blog. Are you going to continue wallowing in the gutter all the days of your life?

    Goodness me…………Christmas is soon here, a season of peace and love and joy, can you grow up?

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  • Vincent Haynes November 12, 2016 at 3:33 PM #
    ……why not amalgamate all the govt vehicle maintenance departments and use that money for the bins and correct trucks
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Do we want to go back there , Vincent? Do you remember the impressive MTW workshop at the Pine ,which used to maintain and repair all government vehicles, except the garbage trucks. Since the decentralisation of government’s fleet repairs, that workshop has been struggling, with its drastically reduced work load, with a whole lot of relatively new equipment,parked outside, seemingly beyond local ,or should I say government repair, as they are quickly put back into service when sold by auction to people in the private sector.
    Centralising the maintenance and repairs, will create one big headache.
    The MTW workshop, like many of the other Government repair facilities are staffed by many, less than qualified and/or experienced individuals, who were sent there for a pick by politcians, and apparently not to do any real work.
    Until such a time that Barbados takes technical training seriously, and not just see it as an avenue for those “whose heads are hard,” or, are on their way to either Big or Small Dodds, we will always find ourselves in this rut.
    We have to start looking at training some our people to the stage of being Road Transport Engineers,and not just spanner operators.

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  • Colonel Buggy

    The BUGGADOWN can play out , all the Minister/MP carry guns , and from the looks and actions of them, if it not pass, it can happen.

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  • Prodigal “class”is facing the truth. How about trying on some class to see if it fits your size

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/89055/valery-residents-feeling-pinch

    This is the price the taxpayers always pay for dumb, corrupt ministers crooked dealings with the local minority crooks Bizzy, Maloney Bjerkham Harris, Parris et al, the taxpayers always lose.

    The ministers refuse to leave out the corruption and the rigged contracts.

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  • DLP (Formerly CBC) Radio and TV

    I watched an address by Chris Stinkliar in a DLP Meeting touting that the next election will be fought on the “moral heart” of this country…….well…he could has well be doing a stand up comedy routine…or on Saturday Night Live Bajan Style…because it was a joke to me, just that the”jokes” were empty,.What moral heart he taking ’bout!!?!?!?!!..you got a “speaker” dat cah way money from a crippled octogenarian !!!. a minister asking of an Opposition MP… in parliament… whether knew the real father of his children!!!!….another that draw he weapon in the “environs” of parliament…A prime minster that sent home 3000 people from the public service when 9 months prior he said he categorically WON’T!!!Chris Stinkliar and he lies, Ester Byer Foo-Foo and she half lies.. a King David that conspire to cah way $3.3m from a company that they had prior knowledge that was collapsing and now Denis “we at a new” LOWe….and his brazen face LIE.. My friends…we no longer have a relevant gov’t in this country…it addle….it is a gov’t in name only, a gov’t that i think has separated itself from the mass acting to serve its own interests
    When Mr Owen Arthur talked about the “wild boys” in the DLP i never took it to heart..i just dismissed it as “political talk”… i can see finally what he meant……

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  • Today we read in the Sunday Sun that sewerage pump has been fixed. And in another section we are told that the pump has not been fixed. Sounds familiar ,as it related to our water predicament ?
    Remind me again who is the Minister whose portfolio the Sewerage System comes under.
    Raw sewerage leaking into the road, Remind me again,who is the Minister of the Environment.
    People’s health is being put at risk.Remind me again who is the Minister of Health.
    But as the PM , so down the nose pointed out, we should be thankful for out achievements.

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  • You talked out both sides of your mouth Colonel You say those things which only resonates to your side of the political wheel to aggravate
    Hence your hypocritical tirade about public health concern and the sewage ,, However when govt initiates alternative methods to collect garbage which indeed could threaten public health and be of great concern you balked and criticize

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ ac November 13, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Aren’t you the pot who calls the kettle black? Who else speaks with a forked tongue of a serpentine yard-fowl more than you, ac?

    One minute you are against Privatization next minute you are for, it depending on your master’s weathercock.

    So ac, are you for or against the outsourcing of the functions of the SSA and the BWA’s shite collection and disposal?

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  • Maybe my interpretation of Privatization is different from yours ,from my vantage point as far as i am aware the SSA has not been sold to bizzy or chery or whoever has been contracted by govt as a a viable source as the alternative to keep our streets clean

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  • #ANewWay #ANewAgenda is coming

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  • I wonder who are the secret financiers of this govt….20M SSA now 240M GAIA……we dont even know if it USD or BDD.

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  • @ Alvin Cummins Peter Allard was never been interested in developing a water park in Barbados, in fact he was very much a part of the movement to stop the water park.

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  • 16 days fuh wunna to clean up and decorate.

    Looking forward to seeing videos and pictures of Barbados on November 30th.

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  • Denis Lowe happens to be a very pathetic lire that has lost touch with the public and simply don’t know when to pull back from his unscrupulous lying utterances. He is of the opinion that he must win at any cost for the purposes of filling his coffers.

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