STOP RH Littering

Kammie Holder, Advocacy Director, Future Centre Trust

There should be no doubt in the minds of Barbadians that we have a RH littering problem in Barbados.  A look at the embedded video of a recent cleanup effort spearheaded by the Future Centre Trust (FCT) and its Advocacy Director Kammie Holder records a sorry tale.

Clearly Barbadians have to be forced to a Christian understanding the need to be more sensitive to the environment in which they coexist. The evidence of RH garbage in Barbados reaffirms that an F on the litter scorecard is well deserved. A greater effort is required to ensure that a relevant national education program is rolled out,  supported by strict enforcement methods.  Of course there is the bigger issue the country faces by not having a relevant waste management strategy.

Kudos to those concerned for coming up with the RH sign which appears to be resonating with the public.  The use of double entendre is a tried method of exploiting the ambiguity of language. The creators of the campaign suggest the sign should read ‘STOP the Roadside Highway Littering‘ instead many have applied a colloquial interpretation of the sign to mean ‘STOP the Rasshole Littering‘.  The FCT and Kammie Holder must be supported to ensure they are able to convert the noise generated by the effective signage to that of coaxing behavioural change by an insensitive pubic. Given the threat to the health and general well being of the country it is time for the country to wrestle the RH littering and waste management to the ground.

It is worth mentioning that a disappointment to many has been the inability of the relevant ministries of government- especially Denis Lowe’s- to work with the FCT to achieve the common objective -a cleaner Barbados.

76 comments

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    Lowe is just plain nasty.

    2 and 3 weeks no garbage collection, people have resorted to sending Lowe messages on Facebook that their garbage needs collecting, how much more nasty and Lowe can he go.

    They put stupid independence celebrations in front of managing the garbage, the sewage and keeping the environment clean, they wasted millions of taxpayer’s wukking up, independence is next month again….fools.

    Like

  • What is absolutely astounding is the juxtapositioning of hundreds of millions in taxpayers money spent to bring tourists here with the inability to manage a regular, predictable cycle of pick-up by the trucks from the Sanitation Authority and the abject refusal to mandate household recycling and enforce same. Some may not like the idea of enforcement as opposed to education/voluntarism. But the latter has clearly failed. Time to enforce penalties.

    Like

  • import some Zabbaleen

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    They import every damn thing else and overpay to do so, so why not.

    Like

  • David

    Thanks for the innovative contribution to our rich linguistic traditions. Or maybe the FCT as well.

    Unfortunately we have already determined that the knighthood was to be awarded to another for this brave inclusion into a new normalcy. LOL

    Soon from now we will have parliamentarians using these new imports routinely.

    Certainly it represents the death knell to the reactionary elements around us who pretend to be insightful, who pretend to be anti-colonial but are firmly located under the skirt of Elizabeth herself.

    When Bajans get to know about the deep love and affection people all over the world have for our colloquial tradition misplaced notions about Englishness will be hastily abandoned.

    Only yesterday this writer was contacted by a business partner from a west Afrikan country and first words about rassssssoul ………………. then laughter.

    There must be a linguistic revolution as a precondition to the fundamental societal transformation we seek.

    How else can the elites be properly described excepts as rasssssssholes!

    Like

  • Keeping the country clean is only half the problem – MAKING IT CLEAN is the other half. The average Bajan seems to consider it below them to be proactive and PICK UP the dispersed garbage regardless of who dropped it. We see visitors doing it quite unashamedly sometimes. Barbadians have grown too accustomed to have government manage everything for us. The first order of our Productivity drive should be encouraging greater recognition of all personal Responsibilty as a people. MAKE THE RH PLACE CLEANER !!

    Like

  • While we seek to rid the country of illegal dump sites Dr Denis Lowe ignores the low hanging solutions which embraces the Circular Economy. Perhaps only he knows why he has not sought to promote recycling.

    We shall persevere even with the threat from the Transport Authority who called and said they gotbinstructions from a big official in the Ministry Of Transport l in the Ministry Of Transport & Works that the sign needs to go. However, on checking with Minster Lashley who is an attorney he saw no problem with signage not did he give any instructions that the signage should be removed. Thus who is lying would need to cite the relevant law broken.

    Like

  • The attempt by Fatchild Cherry at Lower Estate does not augur well for the recycling narrative. We need our stakeholders to work together for the common good of the country.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Kammie Holder October 20, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Kammie, are there many ‘wasting’ opportunities for ‘dirty’ kickbacks and ‘filthy’ bribes in the recycling business?

    Are there opportunities to construct new buildings and the taxpayers left with a millstone around their necks and the cost of overly inflated contracts like financial sins to be visited unto the third and fourth generation of taxpayers?

    If there aren’t then that can explain the Lowedown’s lack of enthusiasm to pick fruit, whether low(e) hanging or further up the ‘money’ tree with a sign on the trunk:

    “To the ‘where-is-my-cut’ lowe-down picker, there is no cut(ting) from this high moral tree”.

    So take your dirty habits along with your ‘blackened’ dirty lips to the dump of corruption.

    Like

  • Pics taken from the Future Centre Trust Facebook page. This observation is not meant to be critical or controversial but Whites and other minorities seem to be more sensitive to the environment.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    Many people of varying backgrounds and the schools go on those cleanups, I went on one years ago on Long Beach.

    Bajans really need to stop the nastiness, they are choking the sea and the land with garbage.

    Utter, utter nastiness.

    Like

  • @ David
    Are you drawing your conclusion that “Whites and other minorities seem to be more sensitive to the environment” from the pics you posted from FCT Facebook page? Pics posted don’t reflect that.

    Like

  • @Nostradamus

    No it is based on who we know are actively lobbying against littering and matters related to the environment. It seems that minorities are more sensitive to the issue. Just an opinion.

    On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

    >

    Like

  • @David October 20, 2017 at 10:22 AM ” Whites and other minorities seem to be more sensitive to the environment.”

    Dear David: I am not in any way a minority. I am a member of the majority color/race, majority gender, majority religion, majority social class etc.

    For many, many years now I recycle ALL of my metal, plastic and glass, even thought I do not have a personal vehicle with which to take those things to the recycling center. When I go to take out my garbage i always scan the area in front of my property and with gloves on I pick up any garbage which has been dropped, including cigarette butts, on one remarkable occasion several marijuana cigarettes LOL!!!, bottle caps, fast food containers, plastic bags, tissue paper etc.

    It is not hard to do.

    But we have to start with the pre-school children.

    Because too many of the adults in our community are too far gone.

    Like

  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    i remember being in Bridgetown one day and threw a piece of paper in a bin which was there for just that purpose and a man said to me…..you could never be a Bajan..i was too stunned to answer, had not been in the country for at least a decade back then and did not realize that the nastiness of littering and carelessly disposing of garbage for other people to pick up, had become a bajan religion…..particularly in the schools.

    it must be taught from primary school to secondary schools to ALL students, teachers and principals that all children and adults are responsible for safely disposing of their own garbage….unless there is a class, as a group, clean up or a community clean up.

    they have become psychotic and reckless with the way they perceive that garbage should be carelessly discarded by nasty students and adults and picked up by everyone else..

    .filthy people..

    Like

  • Some enterprising private sector company has to start offering rewards for anonymous tips leading to prosecution of those who litter. There are enough camera phones and dash cams in circulation to make this possible. You will of course need the necessary legislation in place to admit video evidence to the courts. Think of the revenue this could generate for our avaricious minister of Fine Ants. Initially, the rewards would have to be small in order not to bankrupt the enterprising company but as the infractions decline the rewards could be increased. This approach is necessary as we have become accustomed to the lash from massa before we conform to the wishes of those in authority.

    Like

  • Clean Up Barbados

    18 September ·

    Image may contain: one or more people, shoes, ocean, sky and outdoor

    David King

    LikeShow More Reactions

    CommentShare

    Top comments

    Comments

    David King

    Write a comment…

    Kammie Holder

    Kammie Holder David King into the sea it goes

    LikeShow More Reactions

    · Reply · 14 hrs

    Manage

    Ann Harding

    Ann Harding The SSA is still saying they have problems with trucks, asking the guys who cleaned it up to haul it to the tip as well.

    Like

    · Reply · 7 hrs

    Manage

    Ann Harding

    Ann Harding Consett Bay, huge pile amassed by the team from RBC Insurance.

    Like

    · Reply · 18 September at 18:13

    Like

  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    Another bunch of nasty people, property owners who hate to debush their properties, at his age Earl Maynard should not have to deal with the Abed`s callousness and indifference or be paying to clean their property….no one should.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/10/19/chancery-lane-residents-mad-about-abed-property/

    …..Chancery Lane residents mad about Abed property
    Added by Barbados Today on October 19, 2017.
    Saved under Local News
    1Save
    Our lives are in danger.

    That is the claim of Earl Maynard, one of Barbados’ most famous sportsmen, who joined other residents of Chancery Lane, Christ Church to complain about a large area of bush in the community they believe could lead to a tragedy.

    For several years residents in the district have called on authorities and the property owners to clear an overgrown piece of land from which the bush now extends into the only road leading to the close-knit district……

    Like

  • @FearPlay October 20, 2017 at 1:09 PM “lash from massa before we conform to the wishes of those in authority.”

    As my old man used to say if ya start wrong, ya havta end wrong.

    Not littering is not about “conforming to the wishes of those in authority.”

    It is not about “massa”

    Not littering is about respect.

    Chiefly respect for self.

    Secondly respect for neighbours

    Thirdly respect for country and its environment.

    Respect starts with self, not with “massa”, not with “those in authority”.

    Like

  • People who respect themselves do not litter.

    Like

  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    this is so wrong and unfair on so many levels.

    Earl Maynard
    October 20, 2017 at 7:24 am
    Eddy Abed is an absolute liar, his brother is in charge of the property. Multiple owners mean ”family”. I have personally spoken to his brother several times about the property and he has always promised to ”take care of it”. On several occasions his brother has requested of me to meet him on the property on Sunday mornings—and he has never shown up. Years ago when I first discussed the issue with Eddy Abed he told me very clearly that his brother was the one in charge of the property. He even gave me his brothers phone number. His brother told me that he had instructed a company to clear the bush–it never happened. That family could not care less about the people in Chancery Lane and surrounding areas who are in danger. Earl Maynard.

    Like

  • For the resident idiots generally and the religionists in particular Titus Andronicus by a William Shakespeare maybe helpful.

    Shakespeare the lead translator of the bible. And ‘lover’ of King James himself. A buller!

    Shakespeare’s play was very popular for nearly a century but with Victoria coming to prominence this work was then seen as being too profane.

    Today it’s back in ‘bogue’

    Like

  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    Fruendel loves to quote shakespeare, all the crap that leaks out of his mouth is shakesparean in content…lol

    Like

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

    Would someone please explain to me the relationship between naturally growing vegetation (what Bajans call ‘bush’), in a neighbourhood or anywhere else on our tropical jungle island, and health risks?

    Like

  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    mosquitos Frustrated…have you ever had ZIKA or dengue or Chikungunya…all potentially deadly, none any fun…i have had all three.

    then there are the dangers of brush fires which can consume nearby houses and thieves hiding in bushes to rob, rape and murder residents…take your pick.

    Like

  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    surprised ya had to ask, hope you dont leave your property to overgrow bush into the road, then expect other people who have no connection to your property, to take their money and pay to clean up your property.

    maybe Tony should feed his nose less, then he would have the extra money to take care of his responsibilities, like debushing…his proerty.

    Like

  • This is what happens when foreigners come in to your country and, over a number of years, try to take over. This is just the beginning. How many people remember back in the 1960s when there was a near-riot outside the Abed’s Swan Street store after an allegation of abuse of a black woman. Leopards do not change their spots.

    Like

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

    Yes, WW, had both.

    Mosquitos only hatch in water-bearing plants (broad-leafs) and human garbage.

    The problem is not our natural tropical vegetation, the problem is stupid, dirty humans.

    Like

  • @ PEOPLE LIVING IN BARBADOS.STOP WW LITTERING.

    @ SSA, PICK UP THE WW GARBAGE WEEKLY.

    STOP THE BLAME GAME AND CLEAN UP THE NASTY STINKING PLACE.

    PS….NUFF NUFF TOURISTS COMING THIS WINTER SEASON.

    Like

  • Those of us living in major cities in Canada are forced to separate household waste.

    RECYCLING Materials (BLUE BIN every other week), food waste ( GREEN BIN weekly ), garbage ( GREY BIN every other week.)

    Bajans like nuff nuff importing. Why not “import” the methodologies of major cities and modify them to suit conditions in Barbados.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    “Mosquitos only hatch in water-bearing plants (broad-leafs) and human garbage.”

    They hatch in water, but live in bushes, their eggs can hang around for three years in moist areas, bush is very dangerous, the Abeds are very nasty.

    Having other people pay to clean your filthy property for 10-15 years is being pretty filthy….this family has been sucking whatever they could, however they could from the island and it’s people for at least 60 years and dont want to clean their own property. …how does that work.

    Like

  • On review we see the resident ‘economist’ from England who only speaks to what he ‘knows’ not of is advising the NIS to invest in ETFs.

    ETFs represent a bubble. Other bubbles are the leading stock exchange indexes, the bitcoin/blockchain systems, the dollarization of emerging market sovereign debt, and a few others.

    The faster transfer of resources by the blockchains is increasing velocity. Higher velocity exacerbates all these financial bubbles.

    This is financialization gone mad.

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) represent the activities of a handful of elite companies – FAM – Facebook, Microsoft, a few others etc. which continue to win bets against other companies – corporate cannibalization. The number of companies is getting smaller and smaller.

    We are forecasting the bursting of one or more of these bubbles within 24 months. A new war may delay this, bring a slight tilt towards real economy.

    No amount of fiscal or monetary policy measures can transfer much more than the 95% of capital gains to the top 0.01 percenters. And capital gains has been where the action has been.

    That transfer of resources was all this phase of neoliberal capitalism was about in the first place.

    Notwithstanding, Trump is trying to transfer 750 billion in medical insurance benefits. He will appoint one of his minions as chair of the federal reserve shortly to replace Yellen. Most likely another ex-banker from the ‘swamp’ of Goldman Sachs.

    Elsewhere, we also noticed this week that the Chinese are seeking to rearrange the chairs on the financial deck to deal with the recurrent problem of bubbles as demand for foreign currencies by their corporate elites threaten a return of the disequilibrium of Jan 2016.

    Like

  • Bernard Codrington.

    @ Pachamama at 4 :40PM

    A very insightful contribution that resonates with me. The financial system is very fragile.

    Like

  • @Frustrated Businessman: Animal Farm sequel playing out in Bim. October 20, 2017 at 2:23 PM
    “Would someone please explain to me the relationship between naturally growing vegetation (what Bajans call ‘bush’), in a neighbourhood or anywhere else on our tropical jungle island, and health risks?”

    Walking along the ABC highway today–some of us do walk Frustrated Businessman—I almost had to step into the road because the “naturally growing vegetation”/bush is so thick and that is has almost completely overhung the sidewalk.

    Stepping in front of a vehicle going at 80 KMP is somewhat hazardous to health.

    In another month when it becomes dark at 5:30 and the “naturally growing vegetation”/bush has completely overgrown the sidewalk I will have no choice but to step onto a poorly lighted road where the traffic is going at 80 mph.

    Like

  • And Frustrated Businessman do you keep your own yard in the same condition as you keep your vacant lots?

    And if not can you please explain why not?

    Like

  • @Frustrated Businessman: Animal Farm sequel playing out in Bim. October 20, 2017 at 3:03 PM “The problem is not our natural tropical vegetation, the problem is stupid, dirty humans.”

    Ok.

    So since you know that humans are stupid and dirty, and we all know that human nature ain’t going to change anytime soon, why are you giving the stupid dirty humans the tools with which to kill themselves.

    Is that a loving thing to do?

    Like

  • @Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger October 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM ZIKA or dengue or Chikungunya…I have had all three.

    @Frustrated Businessman: Animal Farm sequel playing out in Bim. October 20, 2017 at 3:03 PM “Yes, WW, had both.”

    Not boasting. Well maybe I am boasting. But I have never had dengue, chiungunya or zika, and neither has any member of my household.

    But I NEVER litter. My children and grandchildren have been taught by me NEVER to litter. Wearing gloves I pick up other people’s litter near to my home EVERY day and I have done so for decades and decades. And even though I almost almost wear armholes, lol my arms are ALWAYS exposed I have caught none of the three.

    It takes hard work to avoid dengue, chiungunya or zika, and really you can’t depend on others to do that hard work for you, because truly others don’t care a ‘hit about you.

    Like

  • @Hants October 20, 2017 at 3:46 PM “Those of us living in major cities in Canada are forced to separate household waste”

    Dear Hants: I think that you should invite our Minister of the Environment to spend a few days with you.

    Liked by 1 person

  • @ Simple Simon , are you human or are you just the most perfect woman with the most perfect children and grand children on earth ?

    Like

  • @ Simple Simon wrote ” invite our Minister of the Environment to spend a few days with you.”

    Sorry but only females can spend time with me.

    Like

  • @Hants October 20, 2017 at 9:02 PM “Simple Simon , are you human or are you just the most perfect woman with the most perfect children and grand children on earth ?

    The second.

    And I know that it annoys the hell out of people.

    Lol.

    G’night Hants.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    “And even though I almost almost wear armholes, lol my arms are ALWAYS exposed I have caught none of the three.”

    Mosquitoes always terrorize certain people more than others, I am one of those people, something to do with something in the blood. .. I got infected all 3 times while visiting the Caribbean, I have never seen a mosquito in NYC or Canada…even though they exist, but the little monsters eat me alive in the Caribbean.

    Like

  • Simply Gazing (TheGazer)

    @Simple S
    ‘Sorry but only females can spend time with me.’
    😦 😦
    I Have to change my plans 😦

    Like

  • Simply Gazing (TheGazer)

    Oops.. I need to go offline..
    Confusing Hants and Simon…
    Apologies Hants
    Will get back to loving Simple S 🙂

    Like

  • Phrase of the day “who only speaks to what he ‘knows’ not of”

    Like

  • It is quite amazing that the same people who throw garbage all over the place; who refuse to line up in Bim; who refuse to be early for an appointment in Bim, radically change when they living in another country.
    We can cuss Dennis Lowe however much we like, the simple truth is that he did not litter the beaches; dump or leave old motta cars all over the place or simply refuse to take care of his immediate environment.
    But these days, some brilliant person may even suggest that littering is a part of we culture and that being late is a Caribbean ting.
    Cuss muh now ……….

    Like

  • Why should aanyone cuss you? The controversial sign that reads stop the rashole (roadside highway) littering targets Barbadians in general not so? The piece above points the blame at the need for awareness education and enforcement.

    Like

  • The problem stems from a govt who refuses to set standards that are written in law by enforcing high fines .. recently there was a video making rounds on social media where sanitation workers were hauling large piles of collected garbage from the manholes any and every thing possible was thrown into the sewer system
    these problems not going to stop until govt take the lead and imposed heavy fines or possible jail time on these ra s s holes

    Like

  • Hants that grey box.. blue box ..green bin thing will not work in barbados because a lot of people there are color blind if you dont believe me go to any major intersection and when the red hand comes up saying ..do not walk.. see if they dont think the light is green.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ William Skinner October 21, 2017 at 6:13 AM

    WK , no one is directly blaming Dennis Lowe for the littering habits of dirty Bajans despite over 50 years of free secondary and tertiary education.

    What Lowe and his ‘cabinet’ colleagues must take the blame for (in the most frontal of manners) is their blatant failure to provide the resources- both human and physical- in order to achieve and maintained their ‘sound’ manifesto pledge of making Barbados “environmentally sound”:

    “Why environmentally sound? We all have to live, move and have our being in the protection of the environment. Daily, as we interact with one another we also interact with nature. The contest with nature which characterized man’s relationship in earlier times, has now become a contract with nature in our times. A degraded and unhealthy environment is a threat to man’s very existence on this planet; and this Manifesto recognizes that important fact.”

    Isn’t that the very reason the NSRL was initially proposed and willingly accepted by the same Bajans you are decrying?

    Now where are the garbage collectors and associated equipment that were to be acquired by the end of 2016?

    Is the constant leaking sewage system the fault of ‘dirty’ Bajans living and conducting businesses on the South Coast despite the many ‘official’ assurances that everything is under control and the sight of sewage floating on the streets is now a thing of the past?

    But what can one expect from a cabinet of the low-class low(e)-down type which couldn’t foresee the inevitable dire consequences of decimating the very agencies directly responsible for preventing the very degradation of the local environment already under tremendous challenges trying to ‘beautify Barbados’ while supernumerary office ‘butlers and limousine chauffeurs’ are retained as political showpieces to convince stupid Bajans about the “Dems” caring for the dirt-poor Bajans?

    Neither dirty Bajans nor the ‘Authorities’ (officialdom) who continue to play Russian roulette with public health will do nothing until Mother Nature exacts her pound of flesh through a massive inundation to turn Barbados into a lake of garbage and put its last means of survival (tourism) to bed in a room filled with human waste.

    Like

  • Wha de hell govt needs money start getting some out of these rass holes. There is only one world and collectively all have to do their job and it is explicit that govt take a hands on role in the protection of the enviroment first and foremost by principal and the application of
    laws
    The rass holes would not care until legal action is taken against their a.sses

    Like

  • Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger

    Yardfowl Angela….garbage has not been collected by sanitation for weeks, nearly a month in some areas of the island, the pile up is ugly in photos i have seen, that is governments job to make sure garbage collections
    are weekly, not monthly, that is Lowe
    s job.

    Like

  • Another sewage flare up on the South Coast left some people living and working in Worthing, Christ Church choking on the foul stench and the overflowing water.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/101456/sewage-stench-flares

    Like

  • WW&C People make garbage.read the sign a.ss hole

    Like

  • Retribution-things that make me go hum!

    The issue of littering will never go away if we do not change our culture. Some Bajans go to work everyday looking prim and proper – when they leave their homes and environs looking like a pig sty.

    Like

  • @Hants

    According to reports coming from the BWA they had to order a part for the pump. The problem should be corrected in 24 hours.

    As stated above there is greater awareness and education of the public tat is required supported by enforcement. This government has failed to wrestle garbage collection to the ground by implementing an effective waste management program. There is nobody to blame, it has been in office for the last two terms.

    Like

  • Doesvnot matter hew many pumps are replaced as long as a stern message is not sent to the ra.ss holes govt would be the dog chasing its tail spending money and catching hell when the sewer system breaks down all because of a bunch of irresposible rass holes.
    I bet that if there is a feasible and economic way to run. toxic test on every household and busineess during a six month period that send their disposal waste through the sewer system the results when revealed would be mindblowing
    The pressure on govt in matters pertaining to personnel responsibilty is an unbearable and unnecessary cost to govt.
    The govt must find the ways and means of catching these ra.ss holes because overtime cost of repair and damage would hit the taxpayer in the pocket

    Like

  • You dont have to test every business and household just test the guys that are catching and eating the fish out of the little canal near the old worthing sanctuary and see what they read

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ angela Skeete October 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Psst! Ac, stop attacking, in such ‘muscular’ fashion, the government for its incompetence.
    We know the elections are just around the corner before Dr. IMF becomes the in-house consultant.

    But please remember it is still your deceitful lying party that forms the current administration.
    Leave out those acerbic attacks until the next BLP administration is installed.

    You are making it look like you are about to cross the political Rubicon to the bank of commonsense and objectivity.

    Like

  • Lawson you think rass holes going to stick around on days they have already figured out when the inspectors going to be around on beaches
    With the households and business wants the process of testing gets started and a few fines are slapped on businesses and households the idea of clogged sewer lines and manholes would stop.

    Miller what is your problem . there is nothing to cross over to. The blp have enough crosses for themselves starting with a demon dress in white who refuses to do due diligence on behalf of the people on days when a called to duty in parliament warrants her attention on social matters

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ angela Skeete October 21, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Maybe the ‘demon dressed in white’ is emulating her good friend Stinkliar in eschewing the Privatization thingie.

    So when are the people going to hear the BNTCL and Hilton sales have been closed and the forex has been lodged in the central Bank like Greenverbs millions in laundered money?

    No forex from those privatization deals which you are now 1000% behind means the projected foreign reserves at year-end will be way off target that could trigger a default and an emergency visit to Dr. IMF; not this time for plastic surgery but for deep-seated invasive surgery requiring long-term stay in the hospital for fiscally-incompetent governments like your deceitful lying party forming the administration that actually brought Barbados to its economic knees.

    When is the Hyatt erection going to be seen in full motion rising to the top of the pool of bullshit promises? It’s over two (a couple) weeks since the promise to raise the living-dead was made.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    Angela Yardfowl…there are garbage pile ups at people’s houses nearly 4 weeks waiting for garbage pickups, it’s the government’s responsinility to pick up the garbage every week from people’s garbage cans, it Dennis Lowelife’s responsibility as minister of the environment. ..

    People already sent out a plea to him on facebook that the garbage needs to be collected from around their houses that has been there for 3 weeks, that was last week, this is week 4….

    Yardfowl do your job.

    Like

  • Isn’t politics so deja vu? Barbados is second from the bottom of the credit rating pile and yet the same tired positions are being spewed.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    The garbage is said to be stinking around people’s houses and all of these lowelifes are fully expecting to be reelected to subject the majority population to 5 more years of mismanagement of taxpayer funded lack of efficient services,.

    ..fat chance.

    Yardfowl save ya breath for the wilderness…lol

    Like

  • WW&C the garbage piles up like the garbage that comes flying out your mouth 24 / seven on BU
    Go tek a rest e sow

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger.

    Go pick up the garbage you beast of burden…no one is reelecting nasty ministers who had 9 years to get new garbage trucks and make better arrangements for garbage collection……and did not do it.

    Someone will soon post the piled up garbage on the blogs with yall pictures…ya sewer rats.

    And the shitbomb has started in CH CH again, Independence is next month again, yall wukkup with taxpayer’s money and did not fix the sewage either…and got the nerve to want to be reelected….after all of that…

    Look move…lol

    Like

  • I remember, I remember, I remember the good good old days, when Owen was Prime Minister and Liz was the Minister of health and my garbage was collected twice a week, twice a week, always twice a week without fail.

    NowI am l\”lucky” it it is collected twice a month.

    And no I am not a “B”, not a “D” either.

    But I miss you Owen and Liz.

    But the excellent twice a week collection means is that the people at the Sanitation Service Authority know how to collect garbage efficiently, so it it is not the workers, and if it is NOT the workers, then the problem is higher up. As high up as Minister Lowe, as high up as Prime Minister Stuart.

    Like

  • We miss you Owen.

    We miss you Liz.

    Like

  • @Hants October 21, 2017 at 9:47 AM “Another sewage flare up on the South Coast”

    I know that I am an annoying know-it-all but I remember the first time I had to clean my grease trap at home. It is sometimes good to do nasty, stinking jobs yourself because it teaches you to appreciate the complexities of the job and to respect the people do such jobs every day.

    Cleaning a grease trap is a nasty, stinking job. Great big gobs of smelly hardened fat–I suppose that it is better that the fat went down the sink instead of down into my arteries–Great big gobs of smelly hardened fat, and bacteria and general nastiness.

    A friend who is an engineer watched as I did the nasty job. I thank him for NOT doing it for me. Then he taught me how to avoid the nastiness.

    If there is kitchen oil/grease to be discarded for Gods sake DON’T pour it down the kitchen sink. Once the grease has cooled and is therefore safe to handle pour it into a tot [a metal can for those not Bajan] and put it in the freezer. On a day when you hear the garbage truck coming put the tot of frozen grease out with the garbage. The frozen grease can remain in the freezer for a year or more, no problem. No grease in the grease trap, or the well, or the sewer system, no blocked kitchen sink, no cockroaches either as there is nothing for them to feed on. This simple, easy way works for individual households. I am sure that some engineer can come or has already come up with a system that will work for restaurants and other commercial establishments.

    We can completely avoid sewage flareups on the South Coast, but it requires public education, and the responsibility for public education falls to the Ministries of the Environment and the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Tourism should get on their case as well because I don’t believe that we think that it is ok to expose our visitors to our nastiness.

    We can completely avoid sewage flareups on the South Coast.

    Like

  • Just visited the area surrounding the Chancery Lane Swamp and was shocked to see littering in the vicinity of the said swamp not far from the Chancery Lane House

    Like

  • Regardless of the cheap shots that the apologists for the BLPDLP are taking at each other, the simple fact remains that none of these two parties has the ability to solve any of our problems. We have a problem with almost everything from garbage to education to health to housing and to the economy. With proper management we should really have no problems with public transportation and getting an efficient school bus system in place. We can parade our knowledge about world affairs and economic models until the cows come home; we still have to conclude that it is impossible to argue that everything collapsed in the last ten years. It is equally impossible to argue that everything was great before the last ten years. What we are
    witnessing is the collective failures of the BLPDLP being exposed for all to see except the blind loyalists of George and Roebuck Streets. I think it is impossible that any new party will be as incomptetent as this collective lot. Tell me: Can Lynette Esatmond be poorer than Mottley or Stuart as leaders? Can Grenville Phillips be poorer than Stuart or Mottley? Can the UPP or Solutions Barbados bring more harm than the collective BLPDLP.
    We need to seriously ask ourselves if it is possible to move forward with the current collective lot. Those of us who really want to put Barbados first need to rid the country of the BLPDLP. Then and only then would we see a fresh era of governance.
    Electing the BLP is still electing the DLP. Electing the DLP is still electing the BLP. They are joined at the hip. They cover each other as family and the rely on this to remain in power. Why can’t we get it ? How come we so versed in world affairs and can be so articulate in castrating Trump and can predict with great accuracy the collapse of the world economic system; are authorities on almost anything but we cannot see , in our own country, the stark reality before our very eyes that both the Barbados labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party are nothing more than tired , bankrupt political parties that are no longer fit to run our island state? It baffles the mind !!!!

    Like

  • So what are our other options?

    And how will those options differ from DLP/BLP?

    Like

  • @ Simple Simon
    The options are those that are now coming
    forward. I am saying that we write off third
    parties because deep down we like it so!
    Stuart and Mottley are the old order.
    Esstmond and Grenville are suitable
    replacements.
    Neither Stuart nor Mottley has much to
    recommend them. Ask their supporters to
    name anything significant they have
    achieved as parliamentarians.

    Like

Join in the discussion, you never know how expressing your view may make a difference.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s