Amused, We Bid You a Fond Farewell

blackThe members of the BU household are saddened to learn of the passing of a member known to us as Amused. Mere words cannot express our sorrow on his transition to the realm of the afterlife. We extend our condolences to the family of Amused. May he rest in peace.


66 Comments on “Amused, We Bid You a Fond Farewell”

  1. Well Well & Consequences December 23, 2016 at 2:55 AM #

    So sad, RIP Amused.


  2. Hal Austin December 23, 2016 at 4:26 AM #

    Condolences to his friend and family, and to the BU family.


  3. charles skeete December 23, 2016 at 5:06 AM #

    ” Mere words cannot express our sorrow on his transition to the realm of the afterlife. We extend our condolences to the family of Amused. May he rest in peace.”



  4. Anne December 23, 2016 at 5:07 AM #

    Condolences to his family.


  5. ac December 23, 2016 at 6:24 AM #

    sad to hear of Amused passing RIP


  6. Dompey December 23, 2016 at 6:45 AM #

    My Deepies sympathies and condolenies to the family and friends of Amused, for has asked him to shed his earthly tabernacle, and to return that which was given to the celestial-sphere.


  7. Jeff Cumberbatch December 23, 2016 at 7:23 AM #

    May the man (or woman) who carried that BU pseudonym rest in eternal peace!


  8. Hants December 23, 2016 at 7:36 AM #

    Condolences to the family and friends of Amused.May he rest in peace.


  9. Artax December 23, 2016 at 8:18 AM #

    I also want to join the BU household in offering my condolences to the family, relatives and friends of “Amused.”


  10. Dompey December 23, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

    The death of a family member or a friend, is a vivid reminder of those things which are important in lives, amiss those thing which are trivail and aren’t worth pursuing.


  11. Violet C Beckles December 23, 2016 at 8:40 AM #

    The wrong people always seem to go first, Rest Well ,


  12. Bush Tea December 23, 2016 at 8:51 AM #

    RIP Amused.


  13. Observing December 23, 2016 at 9:01 AM #

    Let light perpetual shine on him

    Rest In Peace Amused.


  14. Bernard Codrington. December 23, 2016 at 9:04 AM #

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Amuse. May Amuse’s soul rest in peace. I am sure that Amuse is making God and his angels laugh.


  15. Sargeant December 23, 2016 at 9:19 AM #

    Condolences to his/her family, was the source of many well thought out commentaries and will be missed.


  16. Pachamama December 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM #

    We have had disagreements with Amused, from time to time

    We continue to honour those.

    We, in this moment and for his sake, trust that where his spirit is currently is better than what he has left us to endure.


  17. Sunshine Sunny Shine December 23, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    A very good contributor to the BU posse. Will be missed dearly. Rise in Glory Amuse..


  18. 555dubstreet December 23, 2016 at 11:26 AM #

    RIP Amused


  19. ndtewarie December 23, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

    2016 Resolution Poem

    I wish in 2016 I had a magic wand
Wave it and let others understand

    Only love can stop the bleeding

    To stave off war and suffering

    I wave it at the despots
And the army crackpots

    To stop the darn raping of mothers
And send home the child soldiers

Wave it over some very loose screws
    To halt child labor and female abuse
And eradicate child prostitution
Save the poor from exploitation

Let the rich share their wealth

    For most got it all by stealth
For after all how many more millions
You want for you and your minions.”

    Norman Datt,


  20. William Skinner December 23, 2016 at 12:53 PM #

    My sincere condolences to the family.


  21. hamilton hill December 23, 2016 at 1:57 PM #

    Please add my name to the list of contributors who now honour the memory of Amused.


  22. enuff December 23, 2016 at 3:33 PM #

    RIP Amused.


  23. are-we-there-yet December 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM #

    Amused was one of the BU posters who could be relied on to make insightful posts that enlightened most of us. He will be missed especially for his comments on the inadequacies of the Legal system in Barbados.

    May he rest in peace!


  24. millertheanunnaki December 23, 2016 at 3:55 PM #

    Condolences go to the family and colleagues of our friend “Amused”.

    A real sterling contributor to BU especially on ‘difficult’ matters of a legal nature.
    We certainly respect his ‘trained’ intellect and the role he played as ‘amicus curiae’ in those controversial issues of a political nature which occasionally arose in that august chamber ‘amusingly’ referred to as the highest court in the realm.

    Goodbye ‘Amused’ you will be sorely missed. May Light perpetual shine on you!


  25. Vincent Haynes December 23, 2016 at 3:56 PM #

    My condolences to those who knew Amused…..not sure how to express oneself on the passing of a psuedonym.


    Anthony Davis appears to be absent……..have you heard anything about him.


  26. are-we-there-yet December 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM #


    The passing of “Amused” brought to mind one of my musings on the propriety or otherwise of releasing the real names of posters when they have passed on. I can think of many reasons why a poster might wish to have his incognito status respected after he has passed on but I also think that there are likely to be many other posters who might wish their real names divulged especially if they have contributed a massive volume of work over the years on BU.

    Several anonymous posters have, over the years, made excellent contributions to Barbados through BU posts and it might be useful to have a discussion on the propriety or otherwise of releasing their names after they have passed on, perhaps after checking with their family members to determine if the family would have any difficulty in having that loved one’s name identified as a BU poster.

    I suspect that many anonymous posters here do so because of a feeling that they, personally, and or their families might suffer harsh consequences if their real names were known. The death of a poster removes the possibility of consequences to the deceased himself but might have little effect on possible consequences to the surviving families of the deceased.

    This putative debate might not be particularly important now but I think that sometime in the future it might assume greater importance as BU itself assumes a greater footprint in the spread of information (especially political) in Barbados.

    Any thoughts on this matter?


  27. David December 23, 2016 at 4:26 PM #


    It is a ticklish matter.

    Although the commenter using a moniker passes, revealing the name might compromise individuals who are still of this world.


  28. Hants December 23, 2016 at 4:41 PM #

    @ David,

    We can figure out who Amused is without you.


  29. Well Well & Consequences December 23, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

    Easy enough to find out who Amused is, but I much prefer remember him as he was, an A class contributor. Some however may want to know, I am not that curious.


  30. Gabriel December 23, 2016 at 6:28 PM #

    Amused, wrote copiously on legal matters he felt obligated to defend.He wrote in support of some scamps and expressed some opinions I found ‘amusing’ to say the least.Condolences to his family and friends.


  31. Anonymouse -TheGazer December 23, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

    RIP Amused.


  32. Anonymouse -TheGazer December 23, 2016 at 6:50 PM #

    Would leave it as he wanted – Amused.


  33. ac December 23, 2016 at 7:14 PM #

    Bu has lost some great intellectuals over the years some which come to mind are bonny peppa.looking glass.and ole onion bag
    Although some mentioned were not given the same send off from those in the Bu household as amused their comments played a significant role in making BU the household word that it is today

    Btw kinda of strange that PDYR has not weighed in on the passing of amused
    Not like him not to be sympathetic in times of sorrow


  34. David December 23, 2016 at 7:22 PM #

    It is because of the season we refrain from calling you a jackass.

    First of all Looking Glass was given a ‘send off‘.

    Old Onion bag is very much alive and does post comments from time time using another moniker. We respect his right to contribute to BU as he sees fit.

    BU dealt with Bonny Peppa in other comments and we will leave it at that. If you are unable to connect dots that is your problem.


  35. Well Well & Consequences December 23, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    ACs..ah hope ya ain’t wishing death on Piece, like ya did Old Onions, remember the saying, when digging a grave, always dig 2 or 3.


  36. ac December 23, 2016 at 7:35 PM #

    Through a sprat yuh bound to catch a whale.


  37. ac December 23, 2016 at 7:47 PM #

    Btw never saw any thing relating to bonny peppa death as a confirmation or stated to be an untruth story on BU.
    The fact is that bonny peppa had a pedigree of humour unlike any here on Bu and since mentioned of bonny peppa passing no comments in similar content have made their posting on BU comment line which has only led to fuel more speculation of the worst
    I belive that if David have knowledge of Peppa passing instead he should react in similar fashion as he did to other BU members who have died.
    If he does not know he should clear the air either way on an issue that still raises eyebrows doubts and speculation among some in the BU household


  38. de pedantic Dribbler December 23, 2016 at 8:01 PM #

    @are-we-there-yet December 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM…You raise a valid point but why all the intrigue with family and all that!

    If any poster here wants to be given new life with his/her appellation at death then simply advise same to the Blogmaster. I contemplated same one day and then laughed at my delusions of grandeur….who the hell needs to know who am. I nixed that rush of blood quickly!

    If a poster seeks anonymity in life then absolutely no reason that the Blogmaster should up-end that in death. At least I can’t perceive any real value to that ….well besides Bajan gypsyness

    @Vincent I had the same conniption. Other than being polite how does one say goodbye to a pseudonym.

    Truth is we may very well know and respect (or not) the person and as we do when we know a public figure we offer polite condolences.

    So like you I offer my condolences to the family of a man I may know or may not know but certainly who I came to appreciate and respect on this medium.

    May he and all rest peacefully in their faith.


  39. are-we-there-yet December 23, 2016 at 8:53 PM #


    I wholeheartedly take the points that you have made in this matter. I think that announcing the death of a fallen blogger alone is an adequate solution that would indicate why a frequent blogger is no longer posting. Any further disclosures or surmises should be left as such.


    Point taken!


  40. islandgal December 24, 2016 at 5:48 AM #

    Oh dear, I am very sorry to hear about Amused passing. He was very kind to me and and very supportive on this blog. May you soar to with the wind beneath you.


  41. Sunshine Sunny Shine December 24, 2016 at 5:55 AM #

    The Dribble Dribbler

    I thought you had more sense that the nonsense you wrote. Do you not know when to turn it off and turn it on. Shite man.


  42. de pedantic Dribbler December 24, 2016 at 7:18 AM #

    @SSS, Tis the Reason, we blog. Not so! Some take cheer from the piffle and others crucify the thoughts, words and deeds…But it’s all good; it’s that endless season of offering opinions.

    I wish you and yours a wondrous season of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you may celebrate at this time and greater joy into 2017.

    Great stuff over this year with your poster project.



  43. Anthony Davis December 24, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

    My sympathy to his family.


  44. Crusoe December 24, 2016 at 10:03 PM #

    Sympathies to his family and friends. Yes, always had the best interest of Barbados at heart.


  45. bajans December 24, 2016 at 10:16 PM #

    I am lost. I loved and enjoyed Amused. I will miss them terribly. Rest in Peace old friend.


  46. Sunshine Sunny Shine December 25, 2016 at 4:58 AM #


    I still think that there are times when your analytical brain needs turn off and let a bit of common sense prevail in some commentaries. Other than that ya alright.

    Merry Xmas and a PPP new year.


  47. Dompey December 25, 2016 at 6:35 AM #

    Charles Skeete

    It is not by design that I wish to engage in a philososphical debate regarding the nature of death on this celebratory occasion , but why ought we to feel sorrow for a soul transitioning from a world of pain and suffering to an eternal repose? Death ought not to hold any fear for any or all of us because we ought to know where we are going after we have shed our earthly tabernacle, but what we ought, must and should fear most is the suffering associated with dying, but not death in of itself brother.


  48. David December 25, 2016 at 6:38 AM #

    Yes bajans, a relatively young man too. Let us honour his memory by the quality of our contributions.


  49. Dompey December 25, 2016 at 6:49 AM #

    Charles Keete

    Yes I do understand the emotionalism associated with a love one who has departed this existence, but as God fearing people, the occasion of death should be a celebratory one because we are cognizant of the fact that our love one is moving towards a state peace and rest. But the challenge for the remaining love ones is to channel those negative emotions associated with a deceased love one into positive emotions.


  50. Vincent Haynes December 25, 2016 at 8:10 AM #

    Dompey December 25, 2016 at 6:49 AM #

    Who are you talking to….I see no comment on here from Charles.
    Who are these god fearing people you are talking about?


  51. Colonel Buggy December 25, 2016 at 9:21 PM #

    RIP Amused


  52. Piece Uh De ROck Yeah Right - INRI December 26, 2016 at 5:24 AM #

    Would that the passing of Amused could have been like the rumours of the passing of Piece uh de Rock Yeah Right!

    I must admit that I thought him to be one ***** who is not dead but “sleepeth” in the sense of his abdication from duty to nation.

    Notwithstanding the Honourable Blogmaster has so indicated and like many of you I join to express condolences to the recently departed Amused.

    To the family he leaves behind I have no other word than “time”, for, irrespective of all the pleasantries of kind words nothing is a salve to grief but time.

    As to this issue of the identity of The Bateman post transitioning this world it is unfortunate that what the Blogmaster has said is true, while the deceased has done notable service in these halls, and in their alter ego, in real world endeavours, the potential impact on those left behind, in the mentalities of us Bajans, prescribes that we cannot voice who the person is for those puerile reasons that attend our contributions here while in the flesh.

    Death takes good men as well as devils, priests and pimps and while we commend a man for his prosecution of various issues some of us remember (Gabriel) the prosecution of other topics that of themselves might not be too complimentary of a late great sojourner.

    De ole man joins with you all to say Rest In Peace Amused, you have proceeded us but rest assured we shall all follow lest the Rapture intervenes


  53. ac December 26, 2016 at 6:26 AM #

    PDYR NOTED You have removed thyself from the death grips of political exile be rest assured your exit was taken with all seriousness


  54. Frothy Mouth December 26, 2016 at 9:04 AM #

    ” I was reduced to tears. I cried not only because I was sad, I cried because I was proud that Lawyer Darboe and those defendants were steadfast and stood to their convictions. I cried because I knew in the face of many choices, they chose to be politically accurate rather than be historically inaccurate. I cried because I was ashamed to see the government of my country use the forces of injustice to jail a noble lawyer in the very courts where justice once resided. I cried because of that cold jail cell. I cried because I am assured that when he walks out of jail with those noble men and women, history shall absolve them.”

    RIP Amused.


  55. millertheanunnaki December 26, 2016 at 1:27 PM #

    @ Piece Uh De ROck Yeah Right – INRI December 26, 2016 at 5:24 AM

    Welcome back, PUDRYR!
    You were surely missed.

    Your return to the BU family circle, ‘alive and kicking’, is absolute proof those ‘nasty’ rumours spread by that monger of lies aptly called ‘ac’ were indeed greatly exaggerated.

    “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
    ~Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.

    “We are all dying one by one. We all smell of mortality, and we can’t wash it off.” ― Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men

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  56. ac December 26, 2016 at 1:46 PM #

    Listen miller if you are going to use your political soundboard to chery pick comments with which to associate ac /s make sure your picks are not forced ripen
    Indeed ac did associate PDYR with death .however my coments were those of PDYR lying in state in the grave yard of political exile
    Also by which his last comment made on Nov 16the gave reason/s for his mysterious disappearance


  57. Tell me Why December 26, 2016 at 2:13 PM #

    Amused was an intellectually amusing blogger who had a legal brain and we had various discussion on various topics. My condolences to his family. Rest in Peace.

    AC the devil’s advocate. You cannot blame Piece on not responding. Surprisingly, I came on BU because I had connectivity problems with LIME.


  58. ac December 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM #


    What connectivity problems what

    PDYR stated in his last comment on Nov 16th before going into exile that he was sick and tired of bajans because they do not give two wuk ups about the country but place more time and effort debating american politics ,i believe he was making reference to all the USA election articles on BU where the engagement level was at fever pitch and less attention was being given to his poster campaign
    PDYR also further stated for that reason he will not participate further discussions on BU but spend more time to sit back and watch the same ole same ole


  59. Well Well & Consequences December 26, 2016 at 8:17 PM #

    ACs…and you liars knew this and were trying to invoke death on Piece, that’s why there will be a pox on your house for 2017, hope ya also dug an extra grave for yaself.😆


  60. ac December 26, 2016 at 9:39 PM #

    Cant forget Rok one of BU’s heavy weights. a must read chatter that went on between Bonny Peppa and Rok hilarious mouthings classical romatic interludes that were not meant to be after hearing through the rumour mill that BP was a man in the hierarchy of barbados elite.
    Sadly both have departed this earthly realm but one never knows what changes transition holds for their spiritual being or if there is such a force that can reicarnate mans soul for another purpose on this earth


  61. bajans December 26, 2016 at 11:56 PM #

    Does anyone recall Yardbroom, the great prose writer? Whatever happened to him? He was an enjoyable read.


  62. David December 27, 2016 at 12:04 AM #


    Yardbroom posted under the Submissions topic this month.


  63. bajans December 28, 2016 at 11:48 AM #

    Thanks David. I must look it up. Don’t follow eva ting.


  64. BAFBFP January 2, 2017 at 1:40 PM #

    Amused never disagree wif nuffing dis person ever said .. Can’ understan’ why even though I call de man arrogant … Ha ha … Wish I knew who he was. Probably some White dude

    RIP sometimes arrogant White dude


  65. bajans January 3, 2017 at 12:47 PM #

    Come on BAFBFP, he was a good guy. He requested that mourners wear yellow or orange to mourn him. I am not going to the funeral, but I will comply with the colours on the day.


  66. Artax January 19, 2017 at 7:44 AM #

    My condolences to the relatives and friends of Adrian “Boo” Husbands. May he rest in peace


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