The Grenville Phillips Column – Blinded to the Obvious

I was hopeful and excited before the recent meeting of the Social Partnership.  All sides recognised that we were on the brink of economic ruin and they were anxious to find an effective solution.  They could not wait one more week.  Therefore, I highly commend the Government, Unions and the Private Sector for putting Barbados first.

Before the meeting, the Government repeatedly explained that they were desperate for a solution.  They had designed and implemented the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) as their best solution, and claimed to be willing to replace it with a better solution if one could be found.  I was impressed with this apparent change of attitude.

The DLP administration appeared to be finally maturing by willing to accept good advice.  This is in direct contrast of them generally following bad economic advice over the past 9 years.  They seemed oblivious to the fact that when they repeatedly failed, we repeatedly suffered.

The Private Sector representatives did not think that the NSRL would work.  They are correct.  Higher taxes will not result in greater economic growth, which is the obvious solution to Barbados’s unsustainable debt situation.

The Union representatives thought that the NSRL was too austere – it is too much of a bitter pill to swallow.  They are correct.  They suggested that the dosage be cut in half, to 5%.  The Government explained the consequences of reducing the NSRL.  Namely, that since it is now illegal to cut public workers’ salaries, the only option available to the Government was to send home up to 10,000 public workers.  This needs an explanation.

In 1991, the IMF directed the DLP administration to cut the cost of the civil service by $300M, or else.  Approximately 75% of public workers agreed to have their salaries reduced by 8% for 18 months.  With elections coming due, the BLP promised the workers that they would remove this option if they were elected.  They were elected and kept their promise.  Before it can be deemed a reckless promise, the BLP should explain why 92% of a persons’ salary is not preferred over 0%.

One of the principal aims of the meeting was for the Government to receive a better plan.  I was disappointed that after calling for an urgent meeting, a better plan was not proposed.  Clearly something went terribly wrong – for us.  Do they not understand that if a better plan is not proposed, then a severe austerity plan will be implemented?  Who really wants austerity?

The private sector businesses do not want austerity, because it will leave households with less money to spend in their businesses.  The unions do not want austerity, because Barbadian workers are already over-taxed, and to burden them with more taxes is unconscionable.  The Government does not want an austerity based solution because an over-taxed voter will not likely vote for them.  The public does not want any more austerity – we have had 9 years of austerity and that is more than enough.

The IMF does not want austerity because they would rather give money to countries with natural resources that can be privatised.  Our natural resources are mainly our people, and slavery was abolished approximately 180 years ago.  So who wants austerity?  The only one that wants Barbadians to suffer through an austerity based programme appears to be satan.

Solutions Barbados is the only political party with a non-austerity plan.  The meeting’s participants were desperate for a non-austerity plan, and most were aware of the Solutions Barbados plan.  The time has now come to ask why no one mentioned this most obvious solution, or an improvement of it, at the meeting.

I believe that the Government, Private Sector and Union representatives honestly want to bring quick relief to Barbadians who are suffering from political failures.  The solutions to these failures, and their implementation plans, have been published on over two years ago.  But the meeting’s participants seemed temporarily blinded to them.  The only reason left to explain this blindness is spiritual.  The solution to that sort of blindness is also spiritual.

Pray Barbados.

Grenville Phillips II is the founder of Solutions Barbados and can be reached at

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56 Comments on “The Grenville Phillips Column – Blinded to the Obvious”

  1. peterlawrencethompson August 16, 2017 at 8:06 PM #

    A better plan was proposed Grenville. It is the report of the Social Partnership Committee on the Deficit from April.


  2. Pachamama August 16, 2017 at 8:34 PM #

    We would like to know when SB intents to start gaining traction

    What is the grand strategy to overthrow this regime

    When will SB ever going to be able to test its political strength

    And the measurement for this cannot be merely good feelings or romantic notions from amongst a small church group of insiders.

    A group that will say amen to every utterance of the ‘maximum leader’

    Instead of watching the BLP mastermind workers and business to destroy the DLP

    When can SB, in its own right, bring Bridgetown to a halt any day of the week.


  3. Fiona August 16, 2017 at 8:53 PM #

    Seriously now, this is so out of the left field. 😒You really expect to be taken seriously? Satan wants an austerity plan? Did he tell you dat personally or what? Pray Barbados? Besides prayer what you offering? Oh sorry, I forgot- a austerity plan that no credible person is listening to?

    Thanks for bringing the report to Grenville’s attention Peter LT. Clearly Grenville does not the facts get in the way of his argument.


  4. Gabriel August 16, 2017 at 9:01 PM #

    It is clear that no Dem will vote for SB and no Bee either.SB is therefore hinging his buggy to the 40 percenters,that is those who stayed home in 2013.If on its present modus operandi SB think they will be elected,only Grenville would say so.Not one seat and all deposits lost.This SB is still born based on their current performance……which is zilch.


  5. Chad99999 August 16, 2017 at 9:48 PM #

    Grenville is an engineer not an economist. His ideas for managing the economy are the ideas of a crackpot.

    There are only two obvious ways for Barbados to escape austerity: (1) Rapidly sell off large parts of the huge portfolio of assets acquired since Independence (2) Go all out to recruit wealthy Russian and Chinese businessmen to a Citizen-by-Investment program.

    Long term, the island’s officials have to stop all the showing off. Eliminate the red tape that has blocked so many investment projects and start marketing the island aggressively to international investors.


  6. peterlawrencethompson August 16, 2017 at 10:01 PM #


    You write “I believe that the Government, Private Sector and Union representatives honestly want to bring quick relief to Barbadians.”

    I cannot believe that you honestly think that this is so. The Government wants to win next year’s election; they care not a smidgen about relief for Bajans. The Private sector wants to maintain their profit levels whether those are based on bribing politicians, ripping off consumers, or running an honest business; quick relief for Bajans is not among their priorities. The Unions want to maintain their membership levels, Union dues, and political influence; the do not care a hoot for anyone who is not a union member (and the most vulnerable 30% of the population are not unionized).

    You need to deal with realpolitik, not fuzzy illusions that are at odds with people’s actual behaviors.


  7. peterlawrencethompson August 16, 2017 at 10:07 PM #

    @Chad99999, Hell has just frozen over; you are mostly making sense.

    I agree that there is too much red tape, but foreign investors are not going to be our saviours. They have all the bargaining power at the moment and will rape us pure and simple. We need to be counter cyclical; the paradox is that the only time you should invest heavily to attract foreign investment is when you don’t need it.


  8. Bush Tea August 16, 2017 at 10:29 PM #

    All wrong so far…

    Barbados’ ass is headed for the grass …no matter WHO wins any future elections. Too much brass bowlery has flowed under the bridge in the last 25 years for any other possible outcome.
    That Grenville is an engineer and not an economist is a massive point in his favour – since Bushie is yet to hear a serious definition of what the hell an “Economist’ is…. besides the architects of our current financial mess.

    Grenville is misguided too – in his focus on our economic wellbeing as a political priority…. It is impractical to expect, …after doing economic shiite for 25 years, …. to escape paying an austerity price.

    Our problem is national brass bowlery …. (or wunna can read PLT’s much longer cultural analysis on another thread….)
    As far as Bushie is concerned, it is about mimicking albino-centric, selfish, behaviours of greed, which is a SPIRITUAL fault…. It is laughable that people who have NO IDEA of how we got where we are …or how we can escape…. can condemn Grenville’s call for prayers….


  9. Bajan Free Party/CUP/.Violet Beckles Plantation Deeds from 1926-2017 land tax bills and no Deeds,BLPand DLP Massive land Fruad and PONZI August 16, 2017 at 10:56 PM #

    Did you get glasses for your ears dont work, I told you before what the deal is and you still stuck on Stpuid,
    Vote Bajan Free Party/CUP-PCP


  10. Grenville Phillips August 16, 2017 at 11:05 PM #

    Dear All:

    A few questions.

    Is the report of the Social Partnership Committee a non-austerity plan and does it require the laying off or public servants and restricting public services?
    Do you agree with the elimination of the Government option of reducing public workers’ salaries in times of crisis?
    Who do you think actually wants Barbadians to suffer under an austerity plan?



  11. Hants August 16, 2017 at 11:17 PM #

    “The solutions to these failures, and their implementation plans, have been published on over two years ago.”

    How many Bajans visited your web site ?

    Over the 2 years how did you spread your message to Bajans ?

    Do youhave a plan to get your message to all the “voters” in Barbados ?


  12. Grenville Phillips August 17, 2017 at 1:08 AM #

    Hi Hants:

    We have discussed our policies on radio, print newspapers, on-line newspapers, and Social media, town halls, house groups, and on-line discussion forums.

    To ensure that all Barbadians get our message, 90,000 mini-manifestos have been printed and are being delivered to every household in Barbados. Our candidates are in the communities across Barbados and are generally being well received by all demographics.

    We are being ignored or dismissed by columnists as part of a publicly declared strategy to starve us of oxygen. You can read their almost identical comments about us – as if they were coordinated.



  13. Pachamama August 17, 2017 at 2:32 AM #

    Grenville is conflating public relations, messaging with strategic drivers of public perceptions.

    On the one hand a political party must conform to the ‘not-so-niceties’ that image requires.

    But more importantly, and on the other hand, there must be hard drivers of public perceptions.

    The DLP has provided many institutional (hard) drivers by their continuing failures. We will contend that 99% of that benefit will endow to the BLP.

    Can’t you see their fingerprints all over the problems the DLP has with its social partnership?

    This is not knew. OSA used a similar ploy in the early 1990’s.

    And if the BLP will be the likely sole beneficiary from the break down of government, where does it leave the SB?

    We say in duck’s guts. For SB has no similarly hard, reliably strategy, to overthrow an elected dictatorship in Barbados.

    Unless SB can, with clear eyes, confront these harsh realities of politics the hard will be confused by the soft.

    Please let us compare apples with apples.


  14. Chad99999 August 17, 2017 at 7:18 AM #

    Barbadians are risk-averse voters.

    It is never easy to seize power but the least difficult formula is to infiltrate one of the two major parties, out-maneuver the corrupt, sleazy drunks who sit atop the party apparatus, and then come up with rabble-rousing infotainment for election crowds.

    Grenville is choosing the hard way, and he will fail.

    Your concern about Barbados being ‘raped’ by foreign businessmen is misplaced. West Indians still don’t understand that to gain standing in the international economic system you have to start by creating success stories that will draw attention from major investors.

    Sandals is a small success story but look how much envy and abuse it has generated from local activists and industry competitors alike. That is why this region has never risen to the major leagues of international business. Too much envy. Not enough magnanimity.

    In case you think I’m “selling out”, let me say that I am not impressed by international capitalism, but the Caribbean is invested heavily in The System and can succeed only by adhering to its rules. You have to offer capitalists the opportunity to make large profits, period. That is not ‘rape’.


  15. Pachamama August 17, 2017 at 7:27 AM #


    Keep dreaming


  16. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger August 17, 2017 at 7:47 AM #

    i can never read all the ramblings of this fool, the little i did read, he is acting as though the misery tax is coming from somewhere other than the already overtaxed population.

    ah guess Grenville missed the part where both unions and private sector gave government solutions which they steadfastly continue to ignore, he may want to get himself a copy of those solutions to add to his manifesto.


  17. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger August 17, 2017 at 7:53 AM #

    Chadster is usual is uninformed and years behind about are Barbados` dumb leaders.

    ah guess Grenville missed the part where both unions and private sector gave government solutions which they steadfastly continue to ignore, he may want to get himself a copy of those solutions to add to his manifesto…….BEFORE he started passing them around to the population, it`s not too late.


  18. enuff August 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

    “Before it can be deemed a reckless promise, the BLP should explain why 92% of a persons’ salary is not preferred over 0%.”

    Another “gem” from SB. What if that 8% cut brings about a deficit in household income? Again proving that SB policies are too simple. However, I do agree with the need for pray and spiritual guidance, so that employers/business persons will pay their employee’s NIS contributions.


  19. Gabriel August 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM #

    We have a very dysfunctional DLP government.What else can one say when a Minister of Labour speaks on Carifesta and a Minister of Housing speaks on Finance.A Minister of Health who is the constituency representative for citizens who have to pay their money to have roads repaired. A Minister of Environment responsible for garbage collection which is in complete disarray for years but finds time to employ relatives in his Ministry and speaks on matters of Spirirtuality and Same Sex Marriage,said Minister whose doctorate is circumspect and who is accused of corruption.


  20. David August 17, 2017 at 8:37 AM #

    You forgot a prime minister who rarely speaks even in a time of crisis.


  21. peterlawrencethompson August 17, 2017 at 8:44 AM #

    The Sandals concessions are a prime example of the rape I referred to. The concessions prop up a marginal business model which is suboptimal for the industry as a whole and serves only to whet the avaricious appetites of Sandals competitors who now all want to get on that corporate welfare gravy train. Hilton is a success story, the Crane is a success story, Sandy Lane is a success story, even Port St. Charles and Port Ferdinand are success stories… Sandals is an unmitigated disaster.


  22. David August 17, 2017 at 8:58 AM #


    The variable missing from your equation is the marketing clout the brand Sandals brings to the table. This according to government and those who support. Apparently Sandals by spend is able to create airlift and visibility for Barbados.


  23. peterlawrencethompson August 17, 2017 at 9:05 AM #

    Have you read the report of the Social Partnership Committee on the Deficit?
    It proposed to:
    * Reduce the VAT to between 10% and 15% to promote economic growth. Is that austerity?
    * Set up a self funding Revenue Court to collect hundreds of millions of unpaid taxes. Is that austerity?
    * Sell state owned enterprises that are not critical public services. Is that austerity?
    * Restructure the Barbados dollar denominated debt. Is that austerity?
    * Improve the ease of doing business. Is that austerity?
    * Seek efficiency gains in the Public Service. Apparently you are looking at this one of many recommendations and concluding that it means austerity, but you didn’t see that it said “Limit staff replacement to 1 for every 5 that leave to focus discipline around talent selection and sustaining the benefits of IT modernisation and process improvement.” In other words shrink the public sector wage bill by reducing hires when people retire, not by sending people home.

    It annoys me that I get put in the position of defending rational capitalist policy as opposed to stupid or unrealistic capitalist policy when I’m not even a F%@king capitalist in the first place.


  24. Chad99999 August 17, 2017 at 9:05 AM #


    Did you know Herb Hiller, the visionary who went bankrupt trying to turn Port Antonio into a hippie Paradise?

    You remind me of him. You believe in a type of tourism that appeals to certain elites but will never generate the scale of business we need.


  25. Bush Tea August 17, 2017 at 9:13 AM #

    @ Enuff
    Another “gem” from SB. What if that 8% cut brings about a deficit in household income? Again proving that SB policies are too simple.
    Don’t be ridiculous….
    Households MUST cut back their standard of living …since we are clearly incapable of maintaining the required productivity to live bigly…

    If the National budget has been at near 10% deficit for the last 10 years it is only LOGICAL to conclude that we are generally all OVERSPENDING our personal budgets by 10%.
    There are TWO possible solutions….

    Increase our productivity by 10% to make up the shortfall in INCOME.
    …or REDUCE our expenditures by 10% to cut back our expenses (STANDARD OF LIVING) by 10%.

    What nonsense are you saying…?
    Do you think that Bajans have some unquestionable right to enjoy a standard of living that they CANNOT sustain?

    In any case, the damn alternative is a cutback of 100%.

    In all truth, the NSRL is a brilliant alternative that parallels Sandi’s 8% salary cut….which has been outlawed by the BLP – since it makes too much sense in difficult times .

    But the DLP is so retarded, that even when they attempt practical policies, they look like the jackasses that they are…
    In any case, they would only take the proceeds and hand over to Baloney and Jerkham…. like the pack of pissy puppets that they are….


  26. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger August 17, 2017 at 9:14 AM #

    PLT…you are assuming Grenville read the private sector recommendations and is not just sitting all day long reading and admiring his own…he is obviously banking on the electorate not being aware of the existence or the contents of the private sector recommendations and thought his should be the only game in town.

    that`s why i suggested he add those solutions to his manifesto, unless he is planning to be as hardheaded and destructive as Fruendel and his gang.


  27. peterlawrencethompson August 17, 2017 at 9:16 AM #


    Having spent most of the past 40 years in North America, I am deeply skeptical of the clout of the Sandals brand there… I don’t know about in Europe.

    In any case a rational tourism strategy would evaluated local spend rather than simply counting bums in airplane seats. The Sandals model maximizes environmental degradation and other negative externalities for each earned dollar.

    Compare Sandals to something like the Crane or their new plans for Skeetes Bay and you will see that Sandals is much less efficient at generating local spend.


  28. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger August 17, 2017 at 9:26 AM #

    Sandals, Stewart, is begging big money in Washington to invest in Sandals to achieve his expansion plans, just a matter of time before he sells, or when he cant repay big money, they take it away from him…

    .those are different sharks to the sprats he gobbles up in Barbados and Cariibean.


  29. peterlawrencethompson August 17, 2017 at 9:27 AM #


    I don’t know Herb Hiller, but I have few tears for capitalists who go broke. Port Antonio is my favorite Jamaican resort town so I hope that similar capitalist dreamers run up on the same reefs as he did.

    I have met Paul Doyle who has made the Crane an economic engine in St. Philip (we don’t move in the same circles, he just happens to hold a Canadian passport as do I). Very high and stable employment levels per guest, huge spinoffs to the local economy because it isn’t chock-a-block in some ghastly hotel alley, high proportion of very long stay visitors (months) who drop a lot of cash into the Bajan economy, etc.


  30. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger August 17, 2017 at 9:44 AM #

    Crane is a hell of a resort quite memorable.


  31. Bush Tea August 17, 2017 at 9:52 AM #

    Sandals is the Caribbean version of Trump properties, which is basically about a loud-mouth shiitehound who has no qualms about using bribes, threats, and spiteful actions (like pissing on Paradise Beach for decades) to get his way.

    Doyle, like Loverage, are more like adopted family. (much like how Bushie got adopted) who think like Bajans and act like Bajans. (so Bushie understand such persons)

    Chalk and cheese.

    But it is no surprise that the DLP would jump in bed with Steward….. his propensity for offering bribes is both legendary and well documented in the regional press.
    With 40 years of concessions, he must have given Stinkliar a good time in that bed…

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  32. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger August 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM #

    lol….all Sinckler had to do was sell bajans up the river for 40 years, neither Stuart nor Stewart are likely to be around in 40 years but Sinckler sold out bajans.

    the Antigua PM is trying hard to reverse the Stewart decades of concessions scam.


  33. chad99999 August 17, 2017 at 11:40 AM #


    The last time I checked, the Crane Hotel cost US$500 a night. Nice if you can afford it.

    Barbados cannot rely on a tiny slice of the rich people who live in the UK and the North America. That is too narrow and unstable a foundation for the industry.

    It has to offer the full range of tourist experiences. Tourism for the cultural elites. Tourism for the middle classes. Tourism for the working classes.

    Most people, of any class, are shallow. So you need shallow experiences for the shallow people. Enter Sandals.


  34. chad99999 August 17, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

    If Bajans don’t like Sandals, what is stopping them from setting up a hotel using a co-operative capitalist model so the profits aren’t funneled to a single family?

    The answer of course is that most West Indians cannot organize a two-car funeral.


  35. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. August 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM #

    Chadster…have you ever stayed at Crane, I have, you have no clue what ya talking about, many people from all walks of life stay at Crane.

    I plan to do a repeat.

    They even have staycations at certain times of the year, ya should try one.


  36. Vincent Haynes August 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM #


    If Bajans don’t like Sandals, what is stopping them from setting up a hotel using a co-operative capitalist model so the profits aren’t funneled to a single family?

    Excellent point……..can you you answer the question.


  37. peterlawrencethompson August 17, 2017 at 12:28 PM #

    The Crane is advertising staycations to Bajans for only US$150/night in the slow season 😉 never stayed there myself so I can’t offer an unbiased review. Most people anywhere cannot organize a two-car funeral, but there are excellent small hotels run by Black Bajans: Infinity on the Beach for example gets 4.5 stars in Trip Advisor and is run by a woman who pulled herself up by her own bootstraps with no concessions.

    Barbados CAN leave low margin mass market tourism to other destinations in the Caribbean. It is a myth that a brand has to offer “the full range of tourist experiences.” BMW does not try to compete with Suzuki.


  38. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. August 17, 2017 at 1:04 PM #

    Dont mind Chadster.., quite a few hotels in Bim offer staycations.

    I like to stay at some depending on when relatives are traveling in a group and where they wish to stay, the experience at Crane is phenomenal and all types of tourists local and foreign can be found there, 500 a night or not.

    PLT…it’s quite an experience, quite the resort, but there are excellent hotels run by black bajans on the island.

    Chadster takes pleasure in denigrating black people unnecessarily.

    Just a matter of time before US exposes him.


  39. Gabriel August 17, 2017 at 1:31 PM #

    Support PLT’s comments about the Crane.I spent a long Easter weekend there with my family back in the 90’s and it is still one of those occasions the grands hear about from their parents.Doyle could always be seen having his lunch with everyone else.He remains focused on making Crane a household name in the industry without the abrasiveness associated with Trump and Stewart.


  40. Carson C Cadogan August 17, 2017 at 4:12 PM #

    Christ Church man charged with murder

    Police have arrested and charged 47-year-old Shanley Vergusson Stoute, alias Stoute Man, of Parish Land Christ Church, in connection with the murder of 34-year-old Closton Robinson, also of Parish Land.

    Robinson died after being shot in the head during an altercation with another man on Friday, July 28, in the area of Soaliom Bar, Parish Land, Christ Church.


  41. Pachamama August 17, 2017 at 4:31 PM #


    When will FJS be so arrested, for mass crimes!


  42. enuff August 17, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

    Your point?


  43. NorthernObserver August 17, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

    The blinding glimpse of the obvious for GP II is the continued reality his proposed plans are gathering little traction beyond GP II and SB supporters.


  44. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. August 17, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

    Carson….who did that 1/2 million drug haul belong to.


  45. David August 17, 2017 at 6:34 PM #

    What these third parties must understand is that it does not matter how relevant the message may seem, it has to be saleable to a population with a mindset set in concrete given the political culture.


  46. NorthernObserver August 17, 2017 at 6:55 PM #

    “BMW does not try to compete with Suzuki”…no…they buy British Leyland (or was it Rover) and keep the venerable Austin Mini brand and use that to compete.


  47. Carson C Cadogan August 17, 2017 at 7:20 PM #


    My point is that the high success rate of the police in solving very serious crime remains intact. that in itself should send a strong message to the dull that they will not escape the long arm of the Law.


  48. Bush Tea August 17, 2017 at 7:35 PM #

    @ David
    What these third parties must understand is that it does not matter how relevant the message may seem, it has to be saleable to a population
    What the brass bowl population need to keep in focus, is that THEY need a sensible ‘third party’ MUCH, MUCH more than the third party needs them….

    Remember who it is that ‘will perish’ where there is no (leadership) vision….

    It would therefore seem SENSIBLE to Bushie that, rather than wait around for the (highly unlikely) scenario where COMPETENT and VISIONARY leaders take the time, trouble and effort to come up with a ‘saleable’ message that can win over the brass bowls, …. a wise population would take steps to PROACTIVELY SEEK OUT and entice such competent and visionary leadership – even if the targets were reluctant or hesitant to step forward (like Caswell, Jeff, Dr GP, Herbert, etc)

    Wunna think that it is a coincidence that successful large corporations spend HUGE sums of money to HEAD-HUNT and recruit their leadership?

    Only a set of BBBBBBs can seriously expect to sit back and wait for political parasites ‘with attractive PR soundbites’ to come and lead them…..and expect anything else but shiite flowing in there streets…

    ha ha ha
    What the hell…!!!!
    Madness lives in Bim…


  49. peterlawrencethompson August 17, 2017 at 11:24 PM #

    @Northern Observer
    You can get a pair of Suzuki Swifts for the price of one Mini Cooper…


  50. Hants August 17, 2017 at 11:47 PM #

    @ peterlawrencethompson,

    Hope you are prepared for Harvey.


  51. Carson C. Cadogan August 18, 2017 at 4:46 AM #

    Wanted: £100,000 a year nanny for family in Barbados
    By Mark Dorman, Yahoo Finance UK

    YAHOO) – As far as childcare jobs go, you’d be hard pressed to beat this one.
    A wealthy couple is offering a role as live-in nanny to their four children – but with some fabulous perks thrown in.

    Not only is there a salary of £100,000 on offer, plus the chance to live in a luxury villa on Barbados, you’d even have your meals cooked for you by a Michelin-starred chef. Nannies in the UK can typically earn about £500 a week.

    Not only that, but the couple – who also have homes in London, Cape Town and Atlanta – say the successful candidate will have use of the fleet of luxury cars they own.

    However, for all the money and perks, hopefuls are warned that the role is no picnic. In the job ad posted on, the couple say: “I feel it is best to be upfront – the role is demanding. Our children are home-schooled and require constant attention and supervision, even when they are with their teachers.”


  52. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. August 18, 2017 at 7:20 AM #

    A pair of lazy parents.


  53. Carson C Cadogan August 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM #

    I will and see if the high price nanny gets a work permit.


  54. David August 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM #

    Funny to read Donville Inniss commenting on Facebook to implore minister Kellman to rake a break from posting to Facebook.


  55. Fractured BLP August 20, 2017 at 1:14 PM #


    The 5 people in the group photo at the top of this article page

    Really look 👀 like ……..NSRL !!!

    Naysayers Standing Really Loss !!!!!!


    Wuhloss !!!!!

    Hah…..ha….ha !!!


  56. David August 20, 2017 at 1:38 PM #

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