For the Claim of INDEPENDENCE 1966

Submitted by nineofnine

barbados-primeministersA people stood in trance as one flag is lowered and another (THE NATIONAL SYMBOL) was raised while standing at attention, listening to the tones of a new anthem and visioning that their new self-governing nation will move to provide new opportunities, render freedoms, rise standards, facilitate the needy, and set a better future for our children and our children’s children.

Indeed. PILLARS of a new CONSTITUTION set, STATUES/ACTS/LAWS/REGULATION/CODES to dictate, Chambers to guide and direct. Political parties form and Constituencies select their representatives that move into a general election filling the seats of the Chambers. The Government is formed as implementer by CONSENSUS and REFERENDUM of that which will serve for the betterment of its people.

This is the MANDATE and so it is.

50 years later, How are we standing?

Media headlines are telling the tales, the peoples’ issues are many, the landscape deteriorating/abandoned.
Why is their silence in the air?

How did we get to a place:-

where taxes are burdensome dead weights while deficits remain.
where there is massive borrowing and no real tangible evidence is noticeable.
where exploiters of cheap labour are pedestaled while destroying the roll of Workers Unions.
where Privatization is the better option to Governance, making public outcries.
where tourism is exalted and Agriculture is debased.
where consumption leads to communicable diseases.
where health is threatened by garbage, lack of adequate water, insufficient/lack of sustainable medicines and paraphernalia.
where Pharmacies cry out for monies owed yet still providing their services.
where ghost structures stand tall while many seek housing.
how did we get to a place:-
where in 2016 minimum wage does not contribute to National Development while masses are being exploited of energy and unthinkable Labour Laws rule and regulations of employers under false and fictitious contractual “agreements”.
where the Judicial System 360s to white collar crime and Mr.Joe Broke spends time for a tin of Sardines.
where Commercial fraud and injury is openly displayed with no serious pursuit of perpetrators.
where the statue of the englishman remains pinacled while our Icons, Kings and Queens are poorly received.
where the commence chambers operates in stealth while redundancies fail to establish an expanded business sector.
where the MANDATE for policing by an ACT OF LAW still exists in a “PLANTOCRATIC” ideology
while members struggle with brothers and sisters and real crime prove evasive.
where the more I look the more I see.

WHY?…the explanation and remedy.

Uncontrolled by Governments, TIMELINES are changing. The Systems of the 3D matrix are quickly
collapsing and morphing into a new timeline of 5D Dynamics where ultimate benefit to humanity… prospers.
The plan…Humanity first, the environment second and the implementation of new technologies follow.
As a Nation subjected to this revolutionary/evolutionary Divine protocol, now is the time to
take stock of and release/abandon/remove that which does not work in the interest of the collective.
Reverse mind sets, repeal the failing and replace the workable, create and invent from necessity.

FOR HUMANITY, allow for the…

  1. Release of tied hands by “Letters of intent to withdraw” from Treaties, MOUs, Protocols and contracts.
  2. Abandonment of those Acts that speak to prejudices/exemptions of rule. ACTS, Laws etc, that are
    binding/restricting real development and progress. Abandon paper not people.
  3. Recall of representatives that are non-functioning by their Constituencies via an establish a protocol, with Government facilitating it by law. The Constituency’s’ determination supersedes that of Government.
  4. Disclosure, limitation and transparency of Political and Private financial contributions.
  5. Reversal of decisions made that adversely affects proven systems for achieving academic and other successes.
  6. Repeal Acts and Laws that are non-inclusive of any sector or establishment.
  7. Replace ancient landmarks.
  8. Create the environment to succeed, NOT LIMITED, NOT PARTIAL, NOT POLITICAL.
  9. Meaningful avenues for the provision to express visionary ideas and concepts.

Real Independence delivers. Collectively all prospers, it must be forefront of any manifesto as well as those
who sits in the chambers, anything less is non-functioning. I really have nothing to celebrate at this 50 for it seems that in a short time, all that we have proudly achieved has been compromised and contaminated by Deeds in Darkness that are now being exposed. Justice will be served.

ON REFLECTION, this confirms that the 3D matrix is in progress. What I do “celebrate” is the peoples’ fortitude in the present circumstances, the tenacity to demand better and calling a spade a spade. This new timeline and era will harness the expression of our real potential, that of SPIRIThuman, as it unfolds align with Truth, Light, Life and Love.

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72 Comments on “For the Claim of INDEPENDENCE 1966”

  1. Andrew Simpson November 29, 2016 at 7:04 AM #

    And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
    1Co 13:13


  2. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 9:46 AM #

    What are we as individuals doing about these catalogue of ills? What can we do at the individual level? Is it all gloom and doom? Or is it failure to endure pain while working to overcome these perceived pains of the rebirth of our Nationhood?
    The one sure way of continuing the decline is to say “Woe am I”. Take new guard Barbadians the loss of one battle is not the end of the war. Let us regroup and change tactics. If you despair the enemy will have won.


  3. Well Well & Consequences November 29, 2016 at 9:50 AM #

    Every ill against the majority population can all be attributed to the dummies in the “political class”….squatting in parliament.


  4. Reco Anthony November 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM #



  5. David November 29, 2016 at 10:15 AM #


    What do Bajans have as an avenue to disrupt?

    We talk, discuss, debate, shout from the roof tops.

    We do not burn overturn vehicles.

    We do not engage in hooliganism.

    We do not shoot people.

    Barbadians have resorted to expressing their views via social and traditional media about what they have become dissatisfied.

    Bernard this is how Bajans roll, get use to it.


  6. David November 29, 2016 at 10:46 AM #
    Sandra Husbands

    38 mins ·

    EVAH SENCE – Reading Nation today about gov’t and IMF. Years I advised the gov’t to go to the IMF because they do not know what they are doing and they will make bad worse. Michael Howard advised going to the IMF and reminded people that Owen Arthur had again advised this recently in the strongest terms.We have now reached the stage where the gov’t has to pay creditors with gov’t bonds and electricity failed at hospital including the generator. Pints of blood became contaminated and had to be thrown away, meanwhile patients cannot get blood, and a woman told me that her relative died last week because she could not get a transfusion. The painful part of this is ‘Hard ears yuh would not hear, own way it is the people who gine feel.


  7. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 11:58 AM #

    @ David10:15 AM

    Yes. There are plenty prophets of doom. I am resolved not to be one of them. I am working on an Economic Recovery Plan. The problem is I do not know if the published figures are factual. The longest night has a morning. We do not have as far to go as we have passed.


  8. Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

    Do you remember when lots of Bajans descended on Abed story in Swan Street in the 1960s following allegations that a senior manager had assaulted an employee? That’s is now lost in the mist of time.
    Barbadians are angry, all that is needed is a leader to emerge.


  9. Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 12:08 PM #

    I am looking forward to seeing this economic recovery plan? Should make good reading.


  10. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 12:27 PM #

    Hal Austin 12:08 PM

    It will not be published on BU. I support a Party and It will be released to them at the appropriate time.


  11. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM #

    And for discussion purposes. I do not claim to know any or all the answers.


  12. nineofnine November 29, 2016 at 12:37 PM #

    FRATERNALISTS of the “political class” are towing the line, it’s not about us but the agenda to control, it’s not all about enfranchising or enrichment and until the remnants of the 3D matrix is remove , these minions will fight their way to express their ideology.

    THE IMF is not the solution they will further destabilize to gain control, who are “experts of paper economy” yet far remove from the issues on the ground. We have loss too many countries to this exercise with no better results than puppet instituted regimes.

    SwissINDO offered all countries of the globe debt freedom. freedom of Government , Commercial and personal debt right across the board with no strings or obligations attached, only to accept payments 1-11. We have heard not one word but was the offer taken silently?


  13. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 12:49 PM #

    @ nineofnine at 12: 37PM

    I agree with your observation about the IMF solutions . They go on for ever and ever and there is very little improvement in the economic or social welfare of the citizens.


  14. Well Well & Consequences November 29, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

    Bernard…it’s working, social media has so exposed those crabs, am told they are afraid to fart should the decibel be recorded and posted.., everbody knows the minister’s nasty business and those of their business partners, it’s being shared everywhere, they will have to dig those rabbit holes deeper, but they can’t dig them deep enough… media rules.

    Social media in Barbados has only picked up momentum in the last 4 years, it was a long hard road to reach this level of exposure….those who were there before I was can tell you much better than I.

    The ministers, being the beasts they are and copying from their lowlife counterparts in other jurisdictions, used the people’s own ignorance as a weapon against them for decades, not being so bright themselves, they never factored in social media and the horrifying scare of exposure that they now have absolutely no control over…lol


  15. millertheanunnaki November 29, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    @ Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 11:58 AM
    “Yes. There are plenty prophets of doom. I am resolved not to be one of them. I am working on an Economic Recovery Plan. The problem is I do not know if the published figures are factual. The longest night has a morning. We do not have as far to go as we have passed.”

    Here is another prophecy, BC.

    Unless your economic recovery plan (ERP) involves financing from the IMF it will not see the light of day.

    Which ‘mad’ investor, private or institutional, would sink foreign money in Bim today given the quality of fiscal and financial management that took place over the last 8 years? Have you read the latest IMF report on Barbados’s economic performance and fiscal goal achievement against a persistent background of dwindling foreign reserves?

    Barbados needs loads of forex and it needs it badly. Within the next 3 to 6 months or crapaud smoke your pipe, BC.

    There are two major terms and conditions that stand between the door to an IMF funding bailout. One is negotiable for the time being. The other is non-negotiable and represents the sine qua non to economic stability and then recovery.

    Immediate divestment or else your ass is grass, Barbados!

    Why not start with the GAIA? That’s the easy one. That should put paid to the salary demands of those greedy workers, not so?


  16. millertheanunnaki November 29, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    @Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 12:49 PM
    “@ nineofnine at 12: 37PM
    I agree with your observation about the IMF solutions. They go on for ever and ever and there is very little improvement in the economic or social welfare of the citizens.”

    So what’s the alternative to save the fast deteriorating patient on the economic recovery table?

    The same homegrown approaches which have not worked over the last 7 years?

    Have there been any visible “improvement in the economic or social welfare of the citizens”.

    Was the David Estwick Debt Restructuring plan taken on board when the patient was not in such a worse position?

    Any plan that does not involve the injection of millions of forex into the economy over the next 2 years is bound to fail.

    Does your home-made economic recovery plan (which will be published very soon like the promises of the MoF) include the borrowing of foreign money?

    The patient is gravely ill. Why not see the doctor of last resort for the patient banking needs?

    Why not sign the prescription for recovery as “IMF” instead of “RIP”?


  17. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 1:25 PM #

    @ Miller@1;16PM

    Nice try. Keep on fishing. Set up as many straw men as you care to. This man is not joining you in that game.


  18. Due Diligence November 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM #

    Interesting video at

    The 10% got about 7


  19. nineofnine November 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM #

    @ millertheanunnaki

    The anunnaki record speaks for itself to those who know, they were not nice to the human race enough for that.
    Any investor with good intent and product/service will ensue his dreams reguardless of the economic climate, what say you of MASSY’s investments or the other new brands on the market?
    Selling off assets is one strategy of the IMF, we observe your ideology. Barbados will get through this even without our input or that of the IMF.
    One sure way is to get money circulating in all aspects of the economy, this greed factor and hoarding does nothing but create stagnancy.
    Remove non functional agents of lynching paper models and pressures.
    Drain the swamp.


  20. Due Diligence November 29, 2016 at 1:36 PM #


    The 10% got about 70% of the spots in the two front rows.

    And Sir Trevor should remember to turn off his cell phone when in the company of Royalty


  21. Vincent Haynes November 29, 2016 at 1:51 PM #

    I think it is high time that a truthfull conversation is had with the people showing them our present state of affairs,explaining what can be done over a 5-10 year period and what the benchmarks will be and tell them the difference between wants and needs.

    This present govt has shown that all bajans are willing to part with their money for pie-in-the sky promisses.


  22. Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM #

    We need a proper public discussion. We all want the best for Barbados, not a political party.


  23. millertheanunnaki November 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM #

    @ nineofnine November 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM
    “Any investor with good intent and product/service will ensue his dreams reguardless of the economic climate, what say you of MASSY’s investments or the other new brands on the market?”

    So you know a little about the anunnaki! At least you are well read. That’s good.

    What Bim needs urgently by way of investment is not only consumers of forex but also generators Massy and ilk fall into that consuming forex category.

    Come with another example and we can then talk.

    Why not Hyattt, Four Seasons, Pierhead marina or the Andrews Sugar factory?
    But you must understand that when the forex shit hits the fan Barbados will be forced to sell or lease its GAIA just to import food or pay for its oil bills.


  24. Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM #

    Is your post re Sandra Husbands hers or your contribution? If it is hers, is that now BLP policy?
    In any case, the good professor’s support for IMF intervention needs clarity. What will the IMF policy of austerity (the so-called Washington Consensus), which has been rejected by every major economy, do for Barbados?
    Can’t a local editor invite the professor to elaborate on his idea? This is what editing is about, not just drawing a salary.
    It is tiring hearing Barbadian public intellectuals and academics expressing views not backed with any evidence.
    Austerity will make Barbadian economy – and society – much worse off and may lead to social breakdown. Already we have the so-called Regional Security people, in a land grab bid, claiming they should be involved in internal security. In fact the RSS should be disbanded, along with the Defence Force.


  25. millertheanunnaki November 29, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

    @ Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 1:25 PM
    “Nice try. Keep on fishing. Set up as many straw men as you care to. This man is not joining you in that game”

    So why not forget about straw men and games and present your economic recovery plan to the BU household- even if it is still at its early stage- for discussion and feedback? Then you can focus not on personalities but on the intellectual substance of the Marshall-like “Codringtonian” rescue Plan for Bim. Time is fast running out for the poor soul.

    Ask OSA if you doubt me . He is no longer a bee in your bonnet to be afraid of.


  26. David November 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM #

    That is Sandra’s FB status post. You should follow her and ask your question. Professor Howard is retired isn’t he?


  27. Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 2:24 PM #

    Retired professors still retain the honorific. I am sure the voters in St James South will like to know her views, not just ‘friends’. Has she ran this by Donville Inniss, the clown?


  28. millertheanunnaki November 29, 2016 at 2:26 PM #

    @ Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    “Austerity will make Barbadian economy – and society – much worse off and may lead to social breakdown. Already we have the so-called Regional Security people, in a land grab bid, claiming they should be involved in internal security. In fact the RSS should be disbanded, along with the Defence Force.”

    Barbados has been to the IMF on two previous occasions. What’s wrong with a third?
    No one is prepared to lend Barbados foreign money unless it is under an IMF programme. Ask Dr. Warren Smith. Bajans are feeling the cost of austerity without the benefit of IMF funding to restructure and invigorate the economy to make it fit and competitive for the 21st century.

    There is great validity in your recommendation regarding the Defence Force as it is presently configured and with the latest technology available.
    But that would reduce the opportunity to carry out the Jonesing plan.


  29. nineofnine November 29, 2016 at 2:28 PM #

    @ millertheanunnaki

    you ask …So what’s the alternative to save the fast deteriorating patient on the economic recovery table?

    My response…

    Our situation is largely due to servicing debt with foreign exchange.

    Why is their such emphasis place on the accumulation of forex, when it is also greatly steeped in its flight to offshore accounts and loan repayments. Find closure here.
    All debt is linked/tangled in written CONTRACT. CONTRACTS that are written in illusion, fictional AND FRAUDULANT by nature and void of prepositional phrases OF the correct sentence structures of QUANTUM PARSE SYNTAX GRAMMER is ultimately declared NULL and VIOD. These type of contracts carries no REAL BINDING STATEMENTS and were designed to extort interest on fiat created money. In essence you save that which you are “committed to ” unless otherwise correctly structured.
    Abolish Income tax and use Value Added Tax (tariffed) to a ceiling percentage . Institute the circulation of money in the economy by dropping non productive taxes, increase disposable income to allow for consumerism.
    When VAT was introduce, the collection was staggering and amounted to greater yields than anticipated, therefore engage prudent strategies in tweeking the right mix that leads to a domino effect which enhances CIRCULATION, GROWTH and by extension yield greater forex earning possibilities.
    Strategize to draw forex earnings and remittances from the diaspora.
    Deal with unscrupulous Banking practices including the Central Bank which really is not owned by the Barbados government but by foreign interests.
    This list is in-exhaustible…. you too can add to it.


  30. Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 2:43 PM #


    I am not going to go over it again, but the Barbadian economy can be rescued without going to the IMF. I have spelt out tenable alternatives on a number of occasions, including here on BU – the best debating vehicle in Barbados.
    I have written over one million words of my Notes From a Native Son and have taken part in discussions on VOB and the late BBC Caribbean service on the very issues. I am not going to reply to every individual.
    There re viable alternatives, but stubbornness, pigheadedness and arrogance are stopping us from even having a non-party discussion about the kisses.
    That is what the biennial Diaspora conferences were meant to be about.


  31. NorthernObserver November 29, 2016 at 3:33 PM #

    Always follow the money. The big money. They are investing. But not in Barbados. The public and private are not in harmony. You cannot have the biggest money machines working in opposite directions.


  32. nineofnine November 29, 2016 at 3:49 PM #

    @ millertheanunnaki
    “What Bim needs urgently by way of investment”…
    The brain of the Anunnaki was said to be superior, especially in DNA manipulation, seems somewhat that this feature should be absconding to Human directive.

    What worked: the re-investment of National Insurance Scheme funds so much so that the country became dependent on it to solve many of its issues.

    Urgently? well, I don’t believe in patch work, Any endeavor to fix this issue must be well planned out , on the short term, use what we have that makes forex. that is, the tourism plant.
    I on many an occasion put forward proposals to Government to facilitate ideas that would have been beneficial to certain industries. Here is a liked situation. one proposal was that of a Barbados jazz festival, was directed to BHA, then to Dept. Management Studies UWI to implement , well the proposal was NOT MOVED FORWARD but took running feet to St. Lucia to form St. Lucia Jazz Festival, another was a Documentary Film, a detail account of the life of Errol Barrow from conception to death, researched and scripted by historian Trevor Marshall.. the DLP did not see its value. another was the Calvacades and the month long Independence celebrations as well as a central entertainment pack in the vicinity of the port among many others…. back to your question

    A short term initiative to earn forex can be the promotion and production of a detailed well planned out holiday package targeting all USA schools and universities when they are out on recess THIS SUMMER. Put together Chartered flights, accommodation and planned activities for the stipulated period, enhance it with Iconic involvement and rooted bragging rights to some formal invitational event making it a memorial experience, This will also lay the groundwork for repeated business….. see the potential yet?

    This idea is copyrighted for reasons.


  33. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 4:18 PM #

    I have to do what has worked for me in the past. Whether we like it or not, only well organized parties have a chance to implement economic policies. Secondly , I said I was working on it. It is not a to do list. It has to be pushed through a model that is internally consistent. The assumptions must also bear some resemblance to reality. More importantly it must be evidence based. Devising policy is not a brain storming session.


  34. Vincent Haynes November 29, 2016 at 4:44 PM #

    We use our forex primarily for goods that we do not need i.e. vehicles,clothes,food,etc,etc…..Burnham took that route in Guyana with drastic results….my suggestion is for us to look at how we can curtail our imports and at the same time restart our manufacturing and agriculture for which a plan already exists.


  35. David November 29, 2016 at 5:46 PM #


    Do you recall the saying -everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die?

    You are a retail/distribution economy, you reduce imports and your unemployment number goes up. Do you know a political party that would have the appetite for the job?


    You don’t trust the numbers being produced by the central bank of Barbados?


  36. Bernard Codrington. November 29, 2016 at 6:24 PM #

    @David5:46 PM

    Furthermore ,Imports are significant inputs into most sectors especially Tourism where imports into tourism are indistinguishable from consumer goods . In Guyana it did not lead to any significant gain in local production and lead to corruption and widening of the gap between the” have” and the” have nots.” It is very difficult to change peoples tastes.


  37. David November 29, 2016 at 6:31 PM #

    We should be very careful when we discuss the disadvantages and advantages of accumulating forex. Bear in mind that 2.6 months of forex reserve we bandy about does not include bills owed by local importers who gave credit arrangements with their exporters. The 2.6 month number we suspect is not a practical or real number.


  38. Alvin Cummins December 1, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

    Nineofnine etc.
    You said :…another was a Documentary Film, a detail account of the life of Errol Barrow from conception to death, researched and scripted by historian Trevor Marshall.. the DLP did not see its value.
    A few saturdays ago I watched a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining film called “Errol Barrow, Freedom Fighter, made by Marcia Weekes, Barbadian film maker, that documented Mr Barrow’s life and the struggles for Independence.It was shown at the INNISTown Hall of the University of Toronto; well attended, and very well received.
    It is obvious that your assumptions were wrong. The idea was accepted and acted upon. Many of the contributors to BU, speak (write) from a position of ignorance (some; Well Well and Bushie think along those lines,with reference to my contributions), and this is an example. They make a suggestion and expect, it to be accepted and acted upon immediately.
    Barbados does not need to go to any IMF. What people have to do in live within their means. Instead of buying a BMW, buy a smaller car and thus require less foreign exchange to pay for it. If funds can be borrowed locally, then there is no need for forex to pay for the goods and services required.


  39. charles skeete December 1, 2016 at 6:26 PM #

    “that documented Mr Barrow’s life and the struggles for Independence.”

    Stop telling lies Alvin there was no struggle for independence
    Britain was more than glad to get rid of us


  40. millertheanunnaki December 1, 2016 at 6:42 PM #

    @ Alvin Cummins December 1, 2016 at 5:37 PM
    “If funds can be borrowed locally, then there is no need for forex to pay for the goods and services required.”

    Alvin, you were doing reasonably well in your argument until, at the very end, you stepped up a gear to enhance your claim to being one of BU’s biggest idiots and clearly deserving of the title “AC” the accredited clown prince.

    So what happens to the “funds borrowed locally”?

    If you go to any Bajan household you can bet that about 90% of its contents are comprised of imported goods and that does not include the large amount of imported processed food taking up 90 % of the supermarket shelves.
    Even the physical plant (house) itself is constructed from loads of imported materials.

    And the above situation does not even take into account the cost of imported services like American TV shows, imported oil to produce electricity, etc.

    Forex is the sine qua non of Barbados’s economic survival. And it has been from its very early colonisation. Why do you think sugar was called King? Because it only made Britain prosperous?

    “Earn Forex or Perish” ought to be the new national motto to replace what little pride and industry still remains.

    So Mr. AC the next time you write make sure you are engaging your brain before you open your mouth and not your derrière noir.


  41. David December 1, 2016 at 7:31 PM #

    It was with some discomfort the BU household observed the parade saluting a (White) Prince from the mother country.


  42. Hants December 1, 2016 at 7:59 PM #

    @ David,

    At least the soldiers were saluting one of their own.


  43. Bush Tea December 1, 2016 at 8:57 PM #

    @ David
    It was with some discomfort the BU household observed the parade saluting a (White) Prince from the mother country.
    Get used to it Boss…
    It is the direction we are headed


  44. Gabriel December 1, 2016 at 10:06 PM #

    Miller @ 6.42pm has told you off in fine fashion.You are nothing but an embarrassment to the tradition of Combermere and I am sure Sir John Connell would tell you the same perhaps in French.


  45. nineofnine December 1, 2016 at 10:10 PM #

    @ AC
    …”the DLP did not see its value”….”It is obvious that your assumptions were wrong”……..


    The Government of the day did not see it as viable, but it would have been much value to future generations, Universities, Schools, Libraries, the Diaspora et al as well as a readily available documentary every anniversary of Barrows birthday and Independence.

    The BLP admin said that if it were about Tom, they would have funded the entire thing.
    You AC confirms its value.


  46. Hants December 1, 2016 at 10:35 PM #

    The Barbados of the Rich, Famous and Infamous.


  47. Well Well & Consequences December 2, 2016 at 6:32 AM #

    Alvin…you wont stop telling lies, still making an idiot of yaself, what independence, what struggle, did Barrow not fight in the war FOR UK, after being educated in UK…

    ….did you not hear the little dude Harry telling the young people of Barbados that while the future of the island in in their hands…they are still owned by Liztherat the beast of buckingham palace, I know most people missed that play, Harry slipped it in as was his job,….

    …’s only the leaders can break that repeated curse and blight of the young people being programmed to believe they are owned by the monsters in buckingham palace, but only if they stop Harry’s age group from buckinham, returning to the island every 30 years to target the young people for mindwash and reprogramming.

    In Harry’s speech…again, the word proud is overused. Buckinham palace needs to be reminded to leave any hint of ownership of black people out of their speeches, the speecges can be given without claiming anyone belonging to Liztherat.

    “You should be very proud to be young Barbadians. You should be proud of the country that your parents and grandparents have built. Now it is your time to honour the work of the generations that have come before you. It is up to you to write the next 50 years of this country’s story.

    “Like other young people around the world, the young people of Barbados face challenges.

    “You look into the future and wonder how technology will change your lives. You wonder how you will obtain the skills and resources to compete in a rapidly changing world. And I know that you worry about the impact climate change will have on island nations like yours.

    “What I say to you is this: the solutions to these challenges will not come from anyone else. The answers must come from you. Good things happen to good people; believe you can make change; and if you lead by example, others will follow.

    “When Barbados marks 100 years of independence, it will be your contribution that will be judged. And we need every one of you, to do all that you can so that in 2066 we have reason to throw an even bigger party than we are throwing tonight.

    “I know that so many young Barbadians are already making a big impact. What I have seen throughout the region and here in Barbados, is that anyone looking for young role models, will find them here in the Caribbean. It is now my great pleasure to invite one of them to join me on stage. Can I please introduce you to one of your own, Jamilla Sealy.

    “Jamilla is passionate about the environment. She teaches environmental science to children and helps to organise communities here in Barbados to keep beaches clean and to understand the threats posed by climate change. She has represented her country at United Nations meetings and is now creating an online map to identify illegal dumpsites.

    “Jamilla is already a strong Barbadian young leader, and tonight I am delighted to announce that she can now call herself one of The Queen’s Young Leaders for 2017.”


  48. Hants December 2, 2016 at 8:54 AM #

    After 50 years we still mismanaging “Agriculture”



  49. millertheanunnaki December 2, 2016 at 9:09 AM #

    @ Hants December 2, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    What a crying shame on Bim sorely in need of forex!

    With Papaya (Bajan PAWPAW) being one of the most expensive fruits on the shelves of the ethnic markets stalls all over the Diaspora.

    Can’t some of these be exported or are the phytosanitary conditions in Bim not up to the required standards?

    Why aren’t there any Bajan business people in the Diaspora?

    Up to the challenge, Hants? Both you and Sargeant can play your part in saving Bim’s economic bacon.

    Remember either ‘Earn Forex’ or the Bim (of your idyllic dreams of those halcyon days) perishes.


  50. Hal Austin December 2, 2016 at 9:50 AM #


    It exposes the myth of entrepreneurialism. Pawpaws have enormous medical qualities, so does sorrel.


  51. Hants December 2, 2016 at 10:22 AM #

    @ millertheanunnaki,

    Barbados has a Minister of Agriculture. They have qualified people who could do everything required to export fruit,vegetables and flowers.

    They just need one person to spend a day on the internet to find buyers in the major cities in North America.

    Problem is it takes a lot of work especially picking up a telephone. lol


  52. David December 2, 2016 at 10:23 AM #

    Was that James Paul – head of the Barbados Agricultural Society – on the radio this morning directing the farmer not to give away the paupau, instead visit the BAS Office to assist with marketing to find a buyer?



  53. Hants December 2, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    @ millertheanunnaki,

    Our consul general in Toronto is an agriculturalist.

    I am sure he could assign one of his assistants to the task of sourcing food importers in Ontario.


  54. Vincent Haynes December 2, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

    In Agriculture in Bim you have
    1)theorists with heeps of book learning on the subject with no practical experience……..
    2)Individuals who cultivate,sow,maintain and reap produce…….
    3)marketeers who sell the produce.

    We have too many of the first and too few of the last.


  55. Vincent Haynes December 2, 2016 at 11:38 AM #

    Independence 2016 our 50th anniversary…..

    Kudos must go to this govt.who with a bit of help from the skies pulled of a magnificent tour de force of which the BHTA can be proud of.

    Our sewerage,potholes,unkempt fields and decaying infrastructure was well masked from the foreign press thanks to the heavy rains.

    The foreign press was more interested in taking pics of the Windsor Prince and our own Princess than doing an analysis as to the progress of this country at this milestone.

    It could have been 1966 all over…..the ceremonial attire of the troops had the same cut as did the attire at the 50th ball,not many things distinctly bajan at all were present.

    Then we can look at what was highlighted in the areas of medicine,science,agriculture,etc,etc

    In a nutshell we are nothing more than a miniature UK with a different pigmentation…..feel free to correct anything I have said.


  56. Well Well & Consequences December 2, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    You can also connect with the large Coops in Toronto to export papaya, ya can fill out their online forms, register and take it from there.


  57. Vincent Haynes December 2, 2016 at 6:20 PM #

    Interesting happenings the day after the 50th celebrations.

    Justin Robinson addressed the Dems at their friday do and encouraged them to head for the IMF

    Min. Inniss apparently castigated his govt as well.

    Then I remember some weeks ago Frank Alleyne was quothed as saying spare a thought for agriculture.

    Appears to be unrest in the camp……cannot remember another govt being taken to task like this one by its own,,,,will it last to 2018?


  58. millertheanunnaki December 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM #

    @ Vincent Haynes December 2, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Vincent boy, the big party is over. Fireworks are about to light up the new year.

    Bajans are going to be shocked to learn that the final bill for the recent celebrations is going to be far, far far more than $7 million.

    Check and see that giant Fumble is going to do another Rip Van Winkle in the coming months.

    IMF here Barbados comes!


  59. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2016 at 3:01 AM #

    After all the wukking up and bowing and scraping, reality is here to stay, the government’s 15 minutes at taxpayer’s expense, at the population’s expense are up.


  60. Gabriel December 3, 2016 at 9:11 AM #

    We have heard the Quisling Darcy Boyce,who betrayed the trust of OSA in the last BLP administration of ’03-’08,gushing about confidence in this wutless-no-good Freundel Stuart cabinet in respect of the ‘deal’ made with the offshore medical school and the owners/overseers of the old BET building.
    With the likes of this rotten-to-the-core administration in which there is not an ounce of confidence by anybody including NIS staff who have now resorted to blowing the whistle on Freundel Stuart’s administration continued plundering of the Scheme’s monies,the citizens want to know of the devil in the details of this hurried agreement..there continues to be something rotten in the state of Denmark( and Barbados.)


  61. Sargeant December 3, 2016 at 11:45 AM #

    @Miller etc.
    Originally posted in the wrong thread

    One man’s glut is another man’s opportunity to source local establishments that could purchase his “oversupply”. What constitutes a glut of paw-paws? A few cartons of paw-paws are not evidence of a glut but he should be marketing his fruit to local hotels and restaurants that will promote the local fruit in their various fruit concoctions.

    Last time I checked paw-paws had virtually disappeared from the local landscape because of the presence of some virus so a revival is good news, but Miller can you provide a consistent supply at a reasonable price? Next time you will want me to market bananas because someone in St. John has some on his/her hands and I would have to say no thanks since you can’t compete with Costa Rica.


  62. Sargeant December 3, 2016 at 11:51 AM #

    BTW I recall when people cooked and ate green paw-paws to treat high blood pressure, are Bajans so wedded to pills that they wouldn’t use this folk medicine? Given the high incidence of high blood pressure on the island this should be a slam dunk.

    Miller yuh gotta educate your people.


  63. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2016 at 1:41 PM #

    That’s why ya are always warned about self-praise and false pride.


  64. Gabriel December 3, 2016 at 1:58 PM #

    I too was glad to note the return of the papaw(pawpaw,papaya however spelt but Carica Papaya).As a result I am surprised there was not a ready market for this wholesome and nutritious fruit which can be eaten raw,cooked or pickled.Social media might have been used to alert the market once the marketer is prepared to come to the market rather than waiting for farm gate sales when nobody is aware.


  65. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2016 at 7:35 PM #

    “Not only did he had a measly 75 people at his $450 & $1000 Ilaro court affair, if you took out the pro bono invited guests and politicians, but this myopic, self-serving, regressive bunch of clowns who have stolen our pride and industry failed to maximize the biggest group of returning nationals ever in BIM at one time.”

    ACs…yall frauds did not tell us this, with the thousand of Bajans who returned for the celebration you mean Fruendel could not invite his own people….who was spending US, Canadian and UK dollars on the island to this dinner, what disrespect and ungratefulness to ya own…..yet he can be seen every month smiling broadly and kissing ass of tourists at Llaro Court at taxpayer’s expense…idiot.


  66. Frothy Mouth December 3, 2016 at 9:40 PM #

    Prince Harry meets Rihanna: Did he admit that Royals have sex?

    As reported by The Telegraph, Fabian Sargeant, an HIV counselor, and social worker, noted that barber shops are the perfect places to raise awareness about HIV testing because self-pampering venues provide a comfortable ambiance to talk about sex, friendships, relationships, and whatever is going on with our lives.

    “Everybody tells their hairdresser everything,” Prince Harry said, agreeing to Sergeant’s claims.

    Sargeant, however, later interjected a controversial statement (probably testing his theory about the barber shop) saying: “One of the myths is that royalties do not have sex.”

    Unfortunately, Prince Harry, maybe trying to change the topic just answered with: “And that royalty has blue blood?” Not giving up on it, Sargeant provoked the duke one more time by raising an even more intriguing comment: “Another myth is that royalty does not engage in oral sex.”


  67. Well Well & Consequences December 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM #

    Contrary to what lying Alvin said about Errol Barrow having to foght for independence from UK…maybe he had to fight his own foolish people and the hateful minorities butaccording to the Organization of American States there was no fight from UK, they were happy to get rid of Barbados:

    “In reality, Barbados did not have to fight against Britain to achieve Independence, but in one of his speeches, Barrow argued that he would not “be found loitering on the steps of the British colonial office”. Many interpreted this to mean that if there was British resistance to the move towards full autonomy, Barbados would not wait around to beg for it”.

    The living need to stop lying on the dead.


  68. Gabriel December 6, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

    And the dead need to stop lying on the dead…..Cammie said Barrow was an RAF trained fighter pilot.The truth is Barrow learned to fly at Seawell Airport.Barrow was a navigator in the RAF.


  69. nineofnine December 7, 2016 at 8:06 PM #

    Et al..

    Having revisited comments made, it is with the understanding that some form of recovery/restructured plan is necessary to take Barbados forward.

    50 years of Independence, is really the year of Jubilee , a Divine Directive that is to be celebrated at the cancellation of ALL DEBT of the nation and its people.

    How is it that NOW that we are in the JUBILEE YEAR (November 30th 2016 – November 30th 2017), we really should be celebrating with a complete debt forgiveness. Instead of being duped into accepting by slight of deception to entertain the 49th year as the 50th year of Independence.

    Debt Forgiveness is the only solution forward. It creates a new beginning, with the hope that lessons learned charts a better course into the future for all.

    I have forgiven all debt owed to me,


  70. nineofnine December 8, 2016 at 10:08 AM #



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