Vote for Barbados Worst Prime Minister Since 1966

Fifty years since Independence is a sufficient period to evaluate the performance of the Prime Ministers we have elected.  How they have performed, what is the skillset a Prime Minster of today requires to be effective.

Vote for the person who in your opinion represented the office best. Explain in the comment box reasons for your selection if you are inclined to share.  The individual with the lowest % vote gets to wear the label of the worst prime minister Barbados has elected.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    24 July 2017 was a new beginning.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ angela Skeete July 26, 2017 at 2:31 PM
    “What us even worse that Herbert would use the Unions asa mechanism if he was given his way to carry out his threats against their country.
    Who does that? unless one hates the country with such vile and venom
    What an unpatriotic bile that Herbert
    Hope govt dismiss any of his proposed advice which he might use to advance his self serving agenda
    A word to Herbert from govt should state ” Once bitten twice shy”….”

    Some sunny day you will deny ever saying these things about this brave man Herbert; a man of principle and loyalty to his views unlike the subservient apologetic weathercock Jester Ince who was forced to grovel for crumbs off the same private sector white table.

    But it would be in keeping with your character the same way in which your ac (s)cum angela Skeete bifurcated duplicity now seeks to deny you ever maligned poor Lisa from the Transport Board.

    We do remember your inexorable attacks on poor OSA and your subsequent volte-face pseudo backing of the same ‘seetru’ man when he himself turned once more against MAM now the target of your oversupply of venom and bile.

    BTW, anglea and/or ac, you cannot under the guise of anonymous sue another blogger for telling the truth on you, whomever you might be, ugly and in tight weaves and all.

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  • Carson and Angela. The more demoralising statements you make will continue to destroy the Government. Remember, these stories are read all over the world and we as a Nation would be viewed in a negative way by visitors and potential business people who have intention in visiting and doing business with Barbados. Unfortunately, government officials allows these societal dumberts to abuse the private sector, unions and worst of all our constituents. remember, NEWS do travel.

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  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    the government has a duty to interact with both private sector and unions in a fair and balanced manner and unions and private sector have a duty to interact with each other in a fair and balanced manner….

    ….it`s the private sector who are usually acting in bad faith against workers, that is when government usually step in to arbitrate or legislate , when the situation has reached the point of negatively impacting the day to day management of the country..

    so yall better remain professional…

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  • Frustrated Businessman. Animal Farm sequel playing out in Bim.

    Carson, you and the rest of the Animal Farm pigs still don’t get it.

    You haven’t taken the civil service, workers or business people seriously for 9 years.

    And now you flock of idiots expect Bajans to believe that you can fix in 9 months what you couldn’t fix in 9 years?

    Monday wasn’t our effort to be taken seriously Carson, Monday was about exposing you.

    And it worked. It chased the monkey up the tree and now everyone can see your tail.

    According to Akanni this afternoon, what happens next is entirely your fault.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    This is just great.

    A Bajan businessman quoting a Bajan trade unionist. Wonders never cease.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    WHILE the trade unions and the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) are partnering to march against Government today, former President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Walter Maloney has raised an issue with the unions going hand in glove with a sector which, he said, has made recommendations to Government to send home public workers.

    Maloney, who was speaking on his radio programme yesterday, said he was reading from a document where the private sector outlined measures including privatisation, which would ultimately lead to lay-offs in the public sector.

    “I don’t think you got to be a rocket scientist to understand once this is implemented; you are talking about displacement for workers in the public service.

    “Now, I ask myself, how I can go hand in glove as a trade union with an association who is advocating that there should be a release of persons from their jobs in the public service.
    “Where is the relationship where you and I are meeting on common ground? I am so sorry… I cannot understand,” he said.

    Maloney questioned whether the BPSA would have marched with the unions to get a salary increase for workers across the country, causing an outcome that would lead to the owners of private-owned businesses also having to raise their employees’ pay.

    BARBADOS ADVOCATE

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Lol…wonders dont cease Carson..

    And Karma just loves to balance everything out, just right.

    Just so..

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  • @Tell Me Why

    No you did not say those words
    I recall when Mia and the Blp operatives did not miss a beat in sending negative messages across the globe in reference to barbados economy
    Hence the coptic redundancy and refined regurgation of the now infamous words and the chants of Doom and Gloom were heard and plastered on every social network pages and in local media sending optics larger than life to destroy investors confidence in barbados economy
    As if that was not enough. Mia who is now parading and marching at every whim and fancy to become PM of barbados stated openly on parliament floor that barbados economy was even worst than that of Haiti
    Now you got the nerve to detest and recoil at a truth when mentioned which is owned by the militant guru Herbert
    You got to be friggin losing your mind

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    “Maloney questioned whether the BPSA would have marched with the unions to get a salary increase for workers across the country,….””

    I hope that you all noticed that part.

    HERBERT and the BPSA would have considered the unions as lunatics.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    Answering “”Tell me why “” is a waste of time.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Carson C Cadogan July 26, 2017 at 4:45 PM
    “24 July 2017 was a new beginning.”

    And the beginning of the end of your sorry-ass totally incompetent administration which has nothing to show for its stewardship other than a once proud and well-managed country wallowing on economic skid row with a junk status tag around its neck marked: My name is Stinkliar from No 19 Downgrades, Dead End Ave.

    But don’t worry DLP junkie, help is on the way despite how ever long you want to remain in the economic gutter.

    The Constituency of Ch Ch West will see to that. Isn’t it ominously strange that the same constituency in which your dumb-ass arrogant leader with his big ‘pow-ful’ foolish mouth sought to declare war against the unions, private sector ad the marchers might just be that same constituency to ‘force’ the same mouth to declare elections whether bi(bye) or general?

    You might soon see if Ave Maria will be the runaway dead chicken or the poisoned mongoose.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Carson C Cadogan July 26, 2017 at 4:57 PM
    “A Bajan businessman quoting a Bajan trade unionist. Wonders never cease.”

    Akanni’s warning of “upping de ting” is not an invitation to your administration to crack some negro heads and shoot some blacks in the back.

    This time the unions have the backing of the whites and the money class and you lot might sellout your own for a few kickbacks but ever thinking of setting your attack dogs on whites is a thought that can never germinate in your heads.

    If you think that Bjerkham Maloney &Co would not sell you expended lot down the river you have another thing coming.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Makes ya wonder if Fruendel and his gang have sat down and asked themselves how things reached to this level…..

    …maybe they should and in so doing, find the answers and the solutions.

    Carson…..I cant believe ya quoting Bizzy, Cow and Bjerkham’s front man Maloney, being he is a mangoose on taxpayer’s and pensioners money…that’s his job, his assignment.

    Are any of the employees he manages union members….answer that..

    The knife he will use to stab yall he sees as slave ministers, will be 5 feet long.

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  • @Angela, Herbert is no sewer rat. He and his fam are very decent people. Herbert just jumped the gun here and was impatient, understandably, to meet with the PM and discuss the NSRL and other relevant issues.

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  • @millertheanunnaki July 26, 2017 at 5:22 PM #

    “And the beginning of the end of your sorry-ass totally incompetent administration which has nothing to show for its stewardship other than a once proud and well-managed country wallowing on economic skid row with a junk status tag around its neck marked: My name is Stinkliar from No 19 Downgrades, Dead End Ave.”

    ……………………………………………..

    Lol, miller………….this is vintage stuff………..excellent!

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  • @Kevin

    The first part of your comment is correct. Herbert is one of the most decent human beings you want to meet anywhere anytime. The second part: Herbert received a mandate from his association the BPSA.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    THIS IS INTERESTING

    I am wondering if there is anyone in Barbados pretending to be a Lawyer.

    “A fake lawyer who was deported from Saint Lucia has been jailed for two years in the United Kingdom (UK) for posing as a barrister and conning his victims out of thousands of pounds, according to news reports.

    Leonard Ogilvy, 51, of south London was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court of three counts of wilfully pretending to be a barrister and three counts of fraud by false representation.

    He was also found not guilty of two further counts – one of pretending to be a barrister and one of fraud by false representation.

    According to reports, over a decade ago Ogilvy was called to the Bar in Saint Lucia using forged documents but his certification was later withdrawn.

    It is alleged that Ogilvy had also applied to become a magistrate in Saint Lucia, but his effort was unsuccesful.”

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  • @Carson C Codagan, if you believe the govt. would have money to give the public service a pay raise in September you are dumber than I thought. That September date was just another delaying tactic similar to how the P.M. sent the NCC worker to the not yet setup ERT only to be told by his side-kick Hal Gollop, the govt. ain’t got the money to rehire wunna and send home the last hired as true justice would demand.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    DAVID

    Take your nose out of HERBET butt.

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  • Frustrated and Miller
    Do the Math……
    Freundel Stuart refused to take the Ministry of Finance.He is weak in maths and at sea with budgets and such like thinking
    Chris Sinckler,the MoF in name and bluff only,is equally weak and at sea like Stuart.
    Jester Ince,the pretender doesn’t know the difference between a physical and fiscal concept and is prone to mix up the two using the words interchangeably.He is at sea also
    Darcy Boyce,also known as the Quisling because he is not to be trusted,is in the proverbial briar patch when it comes to Maths,Economics,Finance and Accounting.He runs concepts pass the aforementioned three and bamboozle them with fast talk and bullsheet.They have to go along with him.He crafts the budgets and is responsible for bludgeoning and ruining the purchasing power of every Bajan household.He is the brain behind all the problems we have in Barbados.Every citizen has been hit by this demon Boyce.He’s one vindictive extractor.Under his watch the Barbados dollar has devalued considerably by the 19 downgrades and the 10 tax extracting budgets thus far.

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  • I just do not understand why these two people who wallow in the sewer at George Street keep trashing Charles Herbert. I worked with the man early on in my work life and he was always a gentleman who show no signs of racism.

    From Sunday on Brasstacks the dlp began this bashing of white people. The dlp low information voters are not aware that their party has given nearly every major government contract to just a few white men……..namely Mark Maloney, Bjorn Bjerkham and to a lesser extent maybe Bizzy Williams.

    The dlp had promised that 40% of all government contracts were to go to the small black man……….maybe the two yard fowls can clarify how many contracts the small balck man did indeed get.

    What we do know according to statistics provided in the budget debate by Ronald Toppin……this government from 2008 has given contracts to the value of $500 million to Mark Maloney. We do not know how much Bjerkham has received. Maloney was given millions in no bid contracts……….

    Molasses tanks at the port
    Bushy Park land which is still under dispute
    Land at Spring Garden
    Land to build the Hyatt
    All the land at Coverley
    Millions to build Valery (or was this Jada?)
    Millions to build the Grotto……you think the PM did not know of this ripoff

    The dlp has no credibility……….you are just what Thompson told OSA in 2007……….you are like stale milk……..past your sell by date…….the people are sick and fed up with you…….leave the place!

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  • Who is the consultant Mia referred to yesterday that works for the ministry of tourism posting racist rants on Facebook?

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    And Lucy’s goat is making a really bad situation worse, this does not look like it can be saved…..

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/07/26/unions-are-anti-barbados-kellman-claims/

    ..2 years ago yes, but the government got too laid back and comfortable..

    Blink twice and 9 months will be gone, better get cracking with implementing legislation.

    Mia must be smiling.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    “namely Mark Maloney, Bjorn Bjerkham and to a lesser extent maybe Bizzy Williams.”

    They are one and the same….a triple dipping tag team.

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  • Herbert tries to dessimiate the social enviroment of barbados and you talk about decent. Sir you cannot mix a past with of decent behaviour and actions and tie them into a future that is connected to violence and infuse the word decent.not going work ! it is like mixing apples with oranges
    If Herbert was concerned with dignity and integrity and decency he would behaved and pursued a road laden with decent overtures instead a path which lead to death and destruction . Now given his present agrresive behaviour connected to active criminal behaviour he has relinquished any right of passage to be called a decent man and in effect has soured his past behaviou to be called decent replacing all and every action he has contributed to the ongoing issue of the levy tax and thevmarvh by the word traitor
    As hard as it might be for the Herbert supporters to understand that his of activism with a heigtened agression to violence is not recommended in a democracy but is usually met with legal force by govts who does not find his threats at all amusing

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    “The dlp had promised that 40% of all government contracts were to go to the small black man……….maybe the two yard fowls can clarify how many contracts the small balck man did indeed get.”

    “this government from 2008 has given contracts to the value of $500 million to Mark Maloney.”

    That is criminal on the part of the government, that alone will lose you the election…ya not only gave away all the people’s money to the Cow, Bizzy, Bjerkham Maloney tag team…but ya gave them all the land that should be going to ya own people….

    ….and the country is still broke, people still dont have jobs and ya still cant pay ya countries debts…..

    ….so why are you feeding Mangoose off the backs of ya people.

    Carson…yall deserve that and more for what ya did to ya own people, see now why I call for a black business sector…to bring some balance and fairness to your people.., so it can drive progress and growth in their communities.

    Ya will pay for neglecting ya own people…set things right.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    David July 26, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    She was just delirious.

    Didn’t know what she was saying.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Ya know it’s not Herbert been thiefing from and disenfranchising his own people right, he would never in a million years do that….he would enrich his people not drive them into poverty.

    But yall would…..and did and your people know it.

    Blink and in no time yall would give away everything ya people own in exchange for titles, status and a pat on the back as a good little slave.

    If Herbert committed a crime, arrest him with evidence, if not ya wasting ya breath.

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  • “But, the idea of any business entity in Bridgetown deciding that when the government is going to impose taxation of any kind – you have to get their permission before you impose it – that is not on. And I don’t believe quite honestly that the Trade Unions believe that is the way it should be done either,” he added. (TL)

    Herbert tries to disseminate the social environment of barbados and you talk about decent. Sir you cannot mix a past of decent behavior and actions and tie them into a future that is connected to violence and infuse the word decent.not going work ! it is like mixing apples with oranges
    If Herbert was concerned with dignity and integrity and decency he would behaved and pursued a road laden with decent overtures instead a path which lead to death and destruction . Now given his present aggressive behavior connected to criminality with an intent to do harm on citizens and country he has relinquished any right of passage to be called a decent man and in effect has soured his past behavior to be called decent replacing all and every action he has contributed to the ongoing issue of the levy tax and the march by the word traitor
    As hard as it might be for the Herbert supporters to understand his brand of activism with a heightened aggression to violence is not recommended in a democracy but is usually met with legal force by govts who does not find those threats at all amusing

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  • Carson C Cadogan July 26, 2017 at 4:57 PM #

    “This is just great. A Bajan businessman quoting a Bajan trade unionist. Wonders never cease.”

    Wuh, shiite, Carson, what is your point?

    ……. you quoted from Jester Ince and Eric Lewis………….. two comedians.

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    DAVID

    Did you see the post about the bogus Lawyer who was called to the bar in St. Lucia? Have you seen what happen to him in England?

    Don’t you think that is what should happen to people who pretend to be Lawyers but cant produce their qualifications, no matter what country they live in?

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  • Tales from the Courts–Justice Jacqueline Cornelius Makes Speaker of the House Michael Carrington PAY XXIV

    by David on January 11, 2015 in Barbados News, Opinion Edit

    The Speaker of the House Michael Carrington QC has been ordered by Justice Jacqueline Cornelius  of the High Court of Barbados to hand over $250,000.00 to a client. A transaction in abeyance for the last two years.The ruling confirms what the BU household has been posting about and what Barbadians already know. Lawyers in Barbados, […]

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  • Carson C Cadogan

    prodigal

    You have not told me how you, DAVID and BUSHTEA like the Sly Mongoose song?

    The old Bajans had to sing that song for a reason.

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  • It was laughable to hear minister John Boyce talk about price gouging and beating up on supermarkets and businesses after the jackasses gave Cost-U-Less tax concession to setup here in Barbados. Pray tell me why a buy and sell operation would need tax concession when that is one thing Bajans businesses prove they are good at for decades.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    All the talk…the private sector seems to have it in for the government and dont plan to stop until Fruendel and his Mangoose fatteners are gone.

    Yall sure screwed things up, ya cant even blame Mia…lol

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  • It seems as though the amount of people who participated in Monday’s march has the DLP in a tizzy.

    The INCREASE in activity of Carson C. Cadogan and Angela “AC” Cox-Skeete on BU SUBSTANTIATES this fact.

    They have even joined forces in trying to tarnish the reputation of Herbert.

    Carson is also a “regular” in the comments section of Barbados Today, spewing the same shiite as he does here on BU. Another BT commenter asked him the following question a few days ago and he is yet to respond:

    “Lorenzo: July 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm – Carson C Cadogan: you should be CHARGED for WRITING HOGWASH and for TRICKING that OLD WOMAN in 2013, I hope you ain’t planning going back at her this time?”

    If what Lorenzo wrote is true, then Carson and Michael have a lot in common (duping “old people”)…… and more so if that old woman was wheel-chair bound.

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  • Bajan in NY July 26, 2017 at 7:52 PM #

    “Pray tell me why a buy and sell operation would need tax concession when that is one thing Bajans businesses prove they are good at for decades.”

    @ Bajan in NY

    You make some excellent, unbiased contributions.

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  • @Artax July 26, 2017 at 7:54 PM #

    It seems as though the amount of people who participated in Monday’s march has the DLP in a tizzy.

    The INCREASE in activity of Carson C. Cadogan and Angela “AC” Cox-Skeete on BU SUBSTANTIATES this fact.

    “Lorenzo: July 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm – Carson C Cadogan: you should be CHARGED for WRITING HOGWASH and for TRICKING that OLD WOMAN in 2013, I hope you ain’t planning going back at her this time?”
    ………………………………………………..

    You are so right, Artax.

    So there is a Lorenzo on BT who is on to CCC………..I now understand why he says that I am Lorenzo………..

    Lorenzo is on to the fraud just like us…………OMG!

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  • NorthernObserver

    @AC
    you mussee able to get a copy of the letter? there was no violence at the march?
    And it is decimate, not disseminate. Why do all those deci words give dlp party supporters and members gurka?

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  • NorthernObserver

    A little history about the Sly (slide) Mongoose…before my time and I didn’t know it

    http://pancocojams.blogspot.ca/2014/07/lord-invader-sly-mongoose-information.html

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  • Crime dus pay if in doubt ask Andrew Pilgrim, Angela Gittens and Ralph Thorne. 13 murders by $30,000 equals $390.000 in 6 months. Lawyers not only robbing we but dem promoting crime as a business

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  • @Gabriel July 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM “Every citizen has been hit by this demon Boyce. He’s one vindictive extractor.Under his watch the Barbados dollar has devalued considerably by the 19 downgrades and the 10 tax extracting budgets thus far.”

    You are telling me that there are demons at this level too?

    When is someone going to call in an exorcist?

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  • @Chad99999 July 26, 2017 at 1:25 AM “Tom Adams. Only problems: Rumors of occasional cocaine use. Womanizing.

    A crackhead womanizer? Is that the best that we can do?

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  • @David July 26, 2017 at 4:18 AM “How could it be misleading if we have intelligent commenters who read with understanding? ”

    No point being testy David. If a lot of people mis-read it then that means that it was badly written

    We do not write for ourselves.

    We write for our readers.

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  • @Hal Austin July 26, 2017 at 6:26 AM “Do we need a new vocabulary of politics. Instead of people being yardfowls, how about calling them supporters?”

    No.

    A supporter is a reasonable person who loves his party.

    A yardfowl is an unthinking follower.

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  • @angela Skeete July 26, 2017 at 1:04 PM “What is goating the blp yardfowls is that Stuart is a man of integrity…”

    A man of integrity and the friend of the non-leper Leroy Greenverbs Parris.

    What’s that proverb about birds of a feather?

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  • @angela Skeete July 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM “during the reign of Tom Adams or OSA.”

    Tom Adams was not the king of Barbados, so he did not reign

    OSA was not the king of Barbados so he did not reign.

    Queen ELIZABETH 2, is still [unfortunately] the queen of Barbados, because wunna D’s can seem to get the republic thing pulled together.

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  • @Carson C Cadogan July 26, 2017 at 3:38 PM “It will be televised on CBC TV 8 for all the World to see and hear. Somebody panty will get exposed.”

    Whose?

    Yours no doubt.

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  • @ Carson or Angela

    We are all aware of Leroy Parris’ actions at CLICO, which were responsible for several clients being unable to benefit from their insurance policies.

    If we were to use Freundel Stuart’s analogies in the speech he delivered a few days ago to the DLP faithful and juxtapose them with the CLICO debacle, obviously, Parris would have to be the “cat” and policy holders the “mice,” or Parris the “mongoose” and policy holders, “chickens.”

    It is reported that Stuart also said: “Anytime you see a lamb and a lion lying down together, the lion is dead……… at worst, both the lion and the lamb are dead.”

    Without any feelings of empathy, Stuart reminded those policy holders Leroy Parris was not a leper, he was his friend.

    So……… some sort of “lying down together” gine on ‘bout dey.

    Angela or Carson, of Freundel & Leroy, who is the “lion” and who is the “lamb?”

    I would think Leroy is the “lion” because he used to “call nuff shots,” had “big money” to finance the DLP’s campaign and he is seen upfront at all the party’s functions.

    Or, at worst, are both of them dead?

    Then again, if you were to go with my thinking, you would know the “lion” is already “dead”..………….

    …………….. 2018 may signal the “demise” of the “lamb.”

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  • Armando Rodriguez

    If the meeting of the Social Partnership is to be televised by and on CBC can we respectfully ask that broadcasting commences from inside the brand spanking new Mercedes Benz when PM Stuart (Lord Ruler) when he makes he way to the meeting that morning?

    I don’t see the broadcast commencing before 11am as the PM is not an ‘early riser’ is he?

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  • @Eric De Fly

    How are the lawyers promoting crime?

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    “Simple Simon July 26, 2017 at 11:06 PM #
    @Chad99999 July 26, 2017 at 1:25 AM “Tom Adams. Only problems: Rumors of occasional cocaine use. Womanizing.

    A crackhead womanizer? Is that the best that we can do?”

    I like to ignore the hypocrisy of it all sometimes because it is a time waster…. especially those with short selective memories who like to turn demons into saints.

    But a crackhead womanizing woman beater and abuser best sums up Adams…I cant stand liars and hypocrites.

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  • Simple Simon,
    My original posting seems to have been removed. But it would do to read it again.

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  • Always so quick to assume the worse. Which comment are you referring to Hal?

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  • David,
    I often assume the worse because that is the experience. Simple Simon referred to a post a 6.26am (in the morning) on July 26. I looked for it and could not find it.

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  • David,
    I now have access to the older, older postings and it is there .

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  • Bush,
    Yard fowls may feed over by their neighbours, but they always sleep in the same tree,in their own yard. Yard fowls are different from Yard ducks.

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  • David,
    Well Well,
    Why you always calling my name?: “…Canadian Clare Cowan…..Alvin Cummins Cahill scam friend…”
    You know NOTHING about me, apart from the fact that I am high educated. I am a true and loyal Bajan, who was born poor and has worked hard to reach where I am; and been fortunate enough to have lived many years, and have experienced more than a lot of people. I read care fully and do not rush to judgement. I support the DLP and have done so since 1963. I am not ashamed of that, because I know what the DLP has done for the people of Barbados. Many people panic when things get difficult; and the BLP can only win when DLP supporters panic and depart from its ranks at election time, but David always used to say: “Don’t panic.” Enough people do not read and understand what they are reading.
    The budget that is the source of so much concern is an example.
    The team from the IMF was here for the usual Article 4 consultation in May; they left on May 29, a short time before the presentation to Parliament and the people of the Budget. In their report they made certain statements and recommendations. Many people; technocrats, including the new Government of the Central Bank (acting) and the leader of the Opposition, ever members of the Consulting team. If people read the recommendations carefully they would note that the steps undertaken by the government; obviously with the approval of the consulting team, would have been taken with their approval. That means that the leader of the Opposition would hAVE BEEN PARTY TO these steps. She did not walk out of the consultation, so she agreed with the steps. Why then is she party to that march?
    The government NEEDS to raise funds, there is no doubt. Steps to raise the amount necessary will take time, and consultation. It is disrespectful to command the head of government to adhere to a timeline set by adversarial elements. These decisions are the purview of the government.
    There is no doubt that adversarial elements; since 2008, are intent on bringing down the DLP, and that they will resort to any tactic to achieve this objective. The people who have the interest of the ENTIRE country foremost in their hearts will make sensible decisions. I hope people pay attention to the chronology of events from the PM. These were not enunciated by the unions.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    “support the DLP and have done so since 1963.”

    Yep…. yardfowl.

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  • Only question on the poll results. How many drinks did the responders have before voting?

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Alvin Cummins July 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM
    “Many people panic when things get difficult; and the BLP can only win when DLP supporters panic and depart from its ranks at election time, but David always used to say: “Don’t panic.” Enough people do not read and understand what they are reading.”

    Alvin, what are you stating here?

    Are you saying that your “DLP supporters” were in continuous panic and departed from the party ranks from 1994 to 2007 when the people were “going wid Owen” & the BLP?

    Seems as if history will be repeating itself very, very soon. All the elements that caused that rupture and long despair in the DLP are about to coalesce once more; not this time to send the DLP in the political wilderness for 14 long years but to witness its demise and attend its burial under the direction of a stubborn old fool called Fumble.

    But there is hope in another Messiah; not in a dead king David this time around but in a king of porn called Donville.

    However, the Don of verbal diarrhea must stop with the long talk and move expeditiously to resuscitate and reform the dying deceitful lying party by picking up the long-handle knife to cut the political throat of the selfish powful-foolish fumbling fool before he is able to administer the last rites.

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  • OTTAWA—International Monetary Fund researchers say the federal government can afford to spend $8 billion annually to reduce the cost of child care spaces nationwide because the program would pay for itself.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/07/26/federal-government-can-afford-8-billion-a-year-on-child-care-program-imf-says.html

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Alvin Cummins July 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM
    “The team from the IMF was here for the usual Article 4 consultation in May; they left on May 29, a short time before the presentation to Parliament and the people of the Budget. In their report they made certain statements and recommendations. Many people; technocrats, including the new Government of the Central Bank (acting) and the leader of the Opposition, ever members of the Consulting team. If people read the recommendations carefully they would note that the steps undertaken by the government; obviously with the approval of the consulting team, would have been taken with their approval. That means that the leader of the Opposition would hAVE BEEN PARTY TO these steps. She did not walk out of the consultation, so she agreed with the steps. Why then is she party to that march?”

    So you are admitting those budgetary impositions were not “homegrown” by a politically estranged administration about to renew vows with a distanced and pissed off electorate but imposed by the banker of last resort as preconditions for the upcoming standby funding arrangement needed to shore up the foreign reserves in order to avoid debt default later in the year?

    To suggest the Opposition is party to the imposition of these draconian measures is to assert that the then BLP Opposition colluded with the Sandiford administration in imposing the 8% cut in public workers’ pay and the raft of measures determined and dictated by the IMF including the major ‘sell off at giveaway prices of the family silver under the label of privatization.

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  • Miller

    Alvins logic is not from Cawmere, he must have aquired that in colder climes which apparently has addled his brains or its Alzheimers doing one of its short circuits.

    The sad joke about Alvin’s efforts is that it is known that OSA had a plan for the IMF over 3 years without these strictures when our PM said no…..that plan was discussed and known…..so where did this 9 month unworkable from all angles budget come from……even if the unions did not disrupt it…..it could not garner the amount profered…..but I understand it was a “perfunctory” decision made…..a bit like Alvin’s.posts.

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  • Look!!
    Alvin is an idiot.
    It is only natural that he would ‘flock together’ with Froon, angela and Carson….
    …leave the man alone….

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  • @Armando Rodriguez July 27, 2017 at 1:19 AM PM “I don’t see the broadcast commencing before 11am as the PM is not an ‘early riser’ is he?”

    No. He is a PM man.

    Lol!!!

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  • Orange alert
    Army on high alert, following video threat

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/07/29/orange-alert/

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  • I have warned that the defence force/RSS are gearing up to intervene in civilian matters in Barbados. The usual know-alls dismissed that warning. Time will tell.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    First find out who is supplying the arms in the depressed neighborhoods to create the strife that will call in forces outside of police.

    Try some critical thinking.

    The police are not equipped.

    Or would you prefer the Americans or Brits be called in instead…..

    …..journalist indeed….MEH…

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  • The militarisation of policing: British bobbies are now going to Israel to train in counter-terrorism. Is this the future of civilian policing?

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  • Hmmm….this post seems to have lost its way in more than one respect.

    Then again it shows you the level thinking of Bimmers when one sees the truest,straightest and most honest PM Bree St.John being passed by some real retards.

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  • Who cares about honestly, we prefer glamour and panache in our leaders.

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  • David

    Chuckle….yuh got dat rite.

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