Barbados Today Online Newspaper Ordered to PAY Mia Mottley

Barbados Today Online newspaper was today [30.10.2017] ordered by the Barbados Court to pay Leader of the Opposition an undisclosed settlement resulting from an article it posted that questioned her qualification to practice law in Barbados.

307 thoughts on “Barbados Today Online Newspaper Ordered to PAY Mia Mottley


  1. Hal. I agree with you. Even if the two parties agree and the complainant is compensated, it simply means that the case is closed. The accused readily accept liability. It will also be stupid for the case to be expanded to the CCJ or any other higher court. Can’t believe it took almost a week for a lawyer to respond to an article. Is a LEC really needed?


  2. If Marston Gibson was qualified to be Chief Justice of Barbados, why did the DLP changed to law to facilitate his appointment?


  3. TMY…..there was no case, not yet, it had not even started, it never started, that is why there is a claim for extortion playing out on the blogs..

    …ya getting tie up, dont mind Ha, Ha.

    certain tactics are being used, stay tuned.


  4. Retired Attorney at Law Stay Calm I am a Lawyer November 3, 2017 at 5:35 AM #

    “Simmons is nothing but an ordinary political lackey who must be condemned for his political dirt work.”

    Are you sure you’re not describing Hal Gollop?


  5. The real question remains, what will the current chief justice Gibson do about the abuse of the supreme court by vicious attorneys, he cant say he dont know the court is abused, that the judges are lied to on a daily basis, by lawyers, enough complaints have been made to him about it…..since he been there.

    When will Gibson start giving the judges more leeway to start charging lawyers who blatantly abuse the court and lie to judges in an effort to maliciously delay cases, with contempt….and huge fines as punishment. .


  6. @TMW
    The accused readily accept liability.
    +++++++++
    There is no “accused” it’s a civil case, either plaintiff or defendant.


  7. Looks like the more we read about this countries dysfunctional state……we may have to pose the same question as Senator Chandler did in the wednesday November 01 Nation:

    ………….RECOLONISATION THE ANSWER?……

    This was in reference to the how the state of corruption in the Turks and Caicos islands was solved.

    ……….Since TCI is a British overseas territory,Britain merely dissolved parliament and took back governance via the Governor and an advisor. There was a Commission of Enquiry by an external commissioner and the Integrity Commission was formed with an external chairman namely Sir David……..

    Another interesting observation was…..

    …..It’s widely felt by Barbadians that politicians don’t want any proper oversight of Government operations – that”dey like it so”. That’s why the Auditor General remains toothless and the Public Accounts Committee doesn’t work…..

    I wonder…………..


  8. @Vincent,
    Re-colonisation has not stopped the Turks and Caicos being used by gangsters and crooks as a tax avoidance and money laundering destination, the same way that property on the West Coast of Barbados is being used as a washing machine.


  9. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiRxrbH7qLXAhVB6SYKHcfDAHMQFghSMAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.charterchambers.com%2Fnews%2F2016%2F12%2F06%2Fpolitical-corruption-trial-in-the-turks-and-caicos-islands-passes-first-anniversary%2F&usg=AOvVaw1f_OmgeWBFJv7JJjfsJAZl

    Dec 6, 2016 – The trial of the former Premier, Michael Misick, along with four members of his cabinet, the wife of a former minister and three attorneys has now …
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Hal

    The above would be a good start……


  10. @Vincent Haynes November 3, 2017 at 12:33 PM “Looks like the more we read about this countries dysfunctional state……we may have to pose the same question as Senator Chandler did in the wednesday November 01 Nation: RECOLONISATION THE ANSWER?

    No.

    The last time the British did the colonization thing it did nt work too well for my family. I don’t know whether it worked well for your family and Frances’ family.

    At the end of 369 years of hard work my family had exactly NOTHING.

    And I sometimes wonder, what was all of that hard labour for?

    And who benefited from all of my family’s hard labour, since we did not since my family did not.

    Did your family benefit form other people’s labour Vincent?

    Did Frances’ family?

    NO TO RECOLONISATION.

    I have no confidence that if the British could not get it right in 369 years, giving them another 369 years until 2386 will make things any better

    The truth is the British royally screwed up, and it is idiotic to suggest that they should be given another 369 years to do their corrections.

    They failed.

    The got a well deserved: F


  11. Vincent and his descendants can handle this again…..they are used to it in Curacao….they love massa. So let’s recolonize Vincent and his descendants, the Portugese, Spanish and Dutch would love that again, for someone who should be still trilingual, probably lost it in Barbados, he can be foolish….coming from a majority Black country like Curacao.

    “Most enslaved Africans in Curacao came from Ghana (15,000 slaves came from this place. Many of them were Ashantis[1]). The rest of the slaves were imported from Senegambia (over 2,000 slaves), Sierra Leone (only 669 slaves came from here), the Windward Coast (542 slaves), Bight of Benin (over 37,000 slaves), the Bight of Biafra (over 1,000 slaves), Angola (specifically Loangos from Cabinda Province.[1] More than 38,000 Central African slaves were exported to Curaçao) and “other” places in Africa (3,268 slaves).[2]

    The Dutch West India Company founded the capital of Willemstad on the banks of an inlet called the ‘Schottegat’. Curaçao had been ignored by colonists, because it lacked gold deposits. The natural harbour of Willemstad proved to be an ideal spot for trade. Commerce and shipping — and piracy—became Curaçao’s most important economic activities. In addition, the Dutch West India Company made Curaçao a centre for the Atlantic slave trade in 1662.

    Although a few plantations were established on the island by the Dutch, the first profitable industry established on Curaçao was salt mining. The mineral was a lucrative export at the time and became one of the major factors responsible for drawing the island into international commerce.

    For much of the 17th and 18th centuries, the primary business of the island was the slave trade. Slaves arrived often from Africa and were bought and sold on the docks in Willemstad before continuing on to their ultimate destination. The slaves that remained on the island were responsible for working the plantations established earlier. This influx of inexpensive manpower made the labor-intensive agricultural sector far more profitable and between the Netherlands and China the trading done on the docks and the work being done in the fields, the economic profile of Curaçao began to climb, this time built on the backs of the slaves.[3][4]

    In 1795, a major slave revolt took place under the lead of the Negroes Tula Rigaud, Louis Mercier, Bastian Karpata, and Pedro Wakao. Up to 4000 slaves on the northwest section of the island revolted. Over a thousand of the slaves were involved in heavy gunfights and the Dutch feared for their lives. After a month, the rebellion was crushed.[5]

    The Dutch abolished slavery in 1863, creating a change in the economy. When the institution was abolished in 1863, the island’s economy was severely crippled.

    Some inhabitants of Curaçao emigrated to other islands, such as Cuba to work in sugar cane plantations.

    Other former slaves had no place to go and remained working for the plantation owner in the tenant farmer system.[6] This was an instituted order in which the former slave leased land from his former master. In exchange the tenant promised to give up most of his harvest to the former slave master. This system lasted until the beginning of the 20th century.”


  12. And this Vincent wants to revisit the evil and blight of colonization on bajans again, as though he has a right.


  13. On a cold winter ❄️ night ;

    MAM decided that with King 👑 Freundel Jerome she will pick fight;

    So off to the Parliament they strode;

    With MAM relying on her trainer Sir Henry Forde ;

    With round one on the way for all to see;

    MAM’s “sister” Liz T …..shouted MAM has no LEC;

    So in our country , Barbados 🇧🇧 Today , one can yet get away scotch free;

    Depending on how high and strong 💪 are your ……..FAMILY TREES 🌲 🌲🌲🌲🌲🎄🎄🎄 !!!!!

    But King 👑 Freundel Jerome determined to keep his country’s goals insight;

    Reminded MAM that it would be a very …..Long Exceptionally Cold (LEC) …..winter NIGHT.


  14. Simple Simon

    You have more sense than to fall for that sprat and miss the greater point of how do we resolve the corruption which has become endemic in our country.

    Leave the sprat for the resident idiot,who has picked it up and having a feast….lol.


  15. Vincent….what you are missing is ya do not have to recolonize or reenslave a whole population to rid the island of the endemic corruption practiced by those who were supposed to be leaders for the last 50 years…..that shows your mental weakness and that you need a white massa to clean up your mess and the corrupt mess that surrounds you.

    Ya should be educated, intelligent and mature enough to clean up the mess around you….as a black man…you are showing signs of weakness…that is unbecoming and projecting that weakness unto bajans…..man up.


  16. Vincent….did I not tell you wait your turn, well ya turn just came.

    The Mia saga is in limbo while they wait to figure out what other bullshit to feed us, until they too grow a pair and come clean about what corruption they immersed themselves in and cant find their way out of…..ah guess we stuck with the topic of you trying to reenslave and recolonize Black bajans….lol


  17. @ Simon November 3, 2017 at 2:32 PM
    “The last time the British did the colonization thing it did nt work too well for my family. I don’t know whether it worked well for your family and Frances’ family.
    At the end of 369 years of hard work my family had exactly NOTHING”

    Go tell that to John!

    You are just one ungrateful lot of blacks.

    You were given a brand new religion (if only after your physical manumission to be replaced by your mental enslavement) instead of the voodoo nonsense and drum beating you were practising in the bush where you were ‘brought’ from.

    You were also given a Victorian-brand education to model you into aping your colonial masters which you have perfected to the “T” except when it comes to enforcing your own ‘copied’ laws.

    What else are you begging for? Formal banana Republic status?
    Well then, go ahead for Buckingham Palace is right behind you when Queen Lizzy exits the stage, left.

    But just remember as you exit, finally, please leave behind His Majesty’s paraphernalia, pips and props and pageantry.

    The next King would not wish to be embarrassed by witnessing his Bajan opposite number pinning ‘Crowns of merit and other royal insignia of senior promotion on members of his Republican guards, the local mongoose version of the King’s Black Hats Guard.


  18. Miller

    I am sure that Simple Simon eschews the colonial trappings of church…honours….titles….clothes and is in the forefront of republic status and name changes in order to establish a full Pelau country that will be friends of all and satellite of only China.


  19. @ Fractured BLP who wrote,

    “Hants Are you still willing to tout that Mia Mottley is eminently qualified to practise Law in Barbados 🇧🇧 without being ”

    Yes. Mia Mottley is qualified to practise Law in Barbados.


  20. Fractured dunce your ace in the hole gone,bring the Tapes.You think you are talking to 5 year olds,this distraction has failed big time .If you are a man put your name on the blog and stop being the coward you are ,or go in a public place and make those accusations let Ms Mottleychew you up and spit you out and end this rubbish red herring once and for all.


  21. @Vincent Haynes November 3, 2017 at 3:32 PM “You have more sense than to fall for that sprat and miss the greater point of how do we resolve the corruption which has become endemic in our country.”

    i keep hearing this “corruption is endemic in our country” as though Barbados has had some glorious past where all was well, where people were respected, happy, healthy and well fed. People keep comparing this alleged corruption to 369 years of colonial misrule that left the majority of decent hard working Bajans disrespected, abused, hungry and dirt poor, literally dirt poor, dirt floors, barefoot poor, no running water poor, sleeping on the floor poor. This colonial created poverty was the reality for most Bajans during 369 years of colonial rule. This is the truth.

    Can we now work forward from there?

    As for corruption, I say alleged because i myself worked in a job where could have expected, demanded, or accepted significant bribes, certainly thousand of dollars at a time, maybe tens of thousands. But I havenever asked for nor have I ever accepted a bribe, and significantly I have NEVER, NEVER, NEVER BEEN OFFERED a bribe, NEVER, not even a dollar.

    So where are these Bajans who offer bribes?

    Where are they? Point them out to me.

    How come they have never offered me a bribe?

    No to recolonization.

    It did not work for us last time around, so why would we expect it to work for us now?


  22. @millertheanunnaki November 3, 2017 at 5:37 PM “You were given a brand new religion.”

    But what is the point of giving me a brand new religion when i did not go out asking for a brand new religion.

    Human beings for always had religions, and these religions have existed for tens of thousands of years before the prophets of the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Rastafari, Hindu, Confucius religions were even born.

    So which God did the indigenous people of Barbados worship 5,000 or 10,1000 years ago?

    Do you think that these people did not know God because the prophets of the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Confucius religions were yet unborn?

    Are you so foolish to believe that God reveals himself only to certain people and not to others, and that those certain people have to be Middle Eastern?

    So I ask again what is the point of giving me a brand new religion when I did not go asking for a brand new religion?


  23. @Fractured BLP November 3, 2017 at 3:22 PM “MAM decided that with King 👑 Freundel Jerome”

    King?

    King what?

    Looka we don’t want no king hear?

    Just tell your friend Freundel Jerome to get on with the job that we pay him so well to do.

    He is not our king. We don’t want any king [No colonial power either] He is or servant.

    And if he don’t do the job we intend to fire him before long.

    We patience running out.

    Simple Simon. Neither “B” nor “D”


  24. @ Simple Simon November 3, 2017 at 10:24 PM
    “As for corruption, I say alleged because i myself worked in a job where could have expected, demanded, or accepted significant bribes, certainly thousand of dollars at a time, maybe tens of thousands. But I havenever asked for nor have I ever accepted a bribe, and significantly I have NEVER, NEVER, NEVER BEEN OFFERED a bribe, NEVER, not even a dollar.
    So where are these Bajans who offer bribes?
    Where are they? Point them out to me.
    How come they have never offered me a bribe?”

    We can guess you never worked in any of those departments/statutory agencies forming the subject of the Auditor-General’s reports.

    So Simple Simon, do you naively believe that those unexplainable financial ‘irregularities’ constantly highlighted in his annual report are mere accounting errors of the transposition variety where a bit of ‘simple’ training in keeping proper books would identify the missing millions from places like the BWA?

    Do you innocently think that the ‘Lowedown minister of garbage trained in Christian theology is nicknamed “Where is My Cut” because his brother is a tailor going by the business tagline “A cut Above the Rest”?

    You did your job diligently, and with nothing to cover up, did not attract financial or other underhanded inducements because your position was perfunctory and not one of deciding who gets which big contracts for the supply of ‘inflated’ costly goods or services.


  25. Vincent. ..ya just completely immersed and steeped in colonial rubbish, a truly sad case.


  26. https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/11/02/blp-candidate-and-leader-out-of-sync-on-free-tertiary-education/

    I noticed that even Sandra Husbands – the BLP St. James South candidate – at a branch meeting in her constituency earlier this week has joined the LEC debate.

    Ms. Husbands, while Lecturing Every Constituent (LEC) at her branch meeting asked 2 powerful questions :

    How is MAM going to reverse the DLP 2013 decision to not fully fund UWI tuition ???
    Where is MAM going to get money 💰 to fund near 20,000 UWI students annually ????

    I can now see – even some of MAM’s own election team – has not embraced her GIMMICKTRY !!!!!

    And as such have chosen – like Sandra Husbands in her constituency – to use the LEC method as shown above to expose it !!!!!

    The plot thickens……….😎😎😎😎😎😎


  27. You know, as a common citizen, no political affiliation, no government work, I am getting really vexed at this situation.

    These JAs are pushing this nonsense with MIA, when the country is going, literally to pot (holes).

    I am just so done with it now.

    Think they may have just about pushed me over the edge.

    MIA, a previous (no party) supporter, see you at the next meeting.

    I just cannot take JAs.


  28. The only plot that thickening is the one in the political graveyard for the BLP. Mia and her fellow MPs have been saying for years now that they would reverse the Dems’ decision to introduce UWI fees. But stick a pin–didn’t Freundel Jerome Stuart pre-2013 election tell a graduating class at BCC that the introduction if tuition fees at UWI would be retrograde? #wearenotfoolish🚫


  29. Simple Simon

    I did credit you with more sense than the resident cut&paste expert of dubious gender.

    Suffice it to say that the world except for the .01% like today has always been in poverty and all its minions were the wretched of the earth go and check real history.

    I will leave you to the Miller as he has always had more patience dealing with…..those who refuse to see……or those who refuse to comprehend……


  30. It is somewhat amusing that the future of the country will be based on whether or not you believe Mia has an LEC.

    In our little paradise, this is our most pressing issue. We thank God that the economy is booming, there is no corruption, and our future is secure


  31. @ Simple Simon November 3, 2017 at 10:34 PM
    “Are you so foolish to believe that God reveals himself only to certain people and not to others, and that those certain people have to be Middle Eastern?”

    Go unto the BU highways and byways to preach that kind of multi-cultural sermon to the likes of John, Georgie Porgie and the batty one called Zoe.

    Despite your enlightenment of religion being just a man-made cultural construct ‘invented’ to figure out the world beyond his limited imagination, it still boggles the mind why you would have forsaken your West African ancestors’ belief system and, instead, religiously ‘ape’ the Englishman’s ‘concocted-in-his-own-image’ version or brand of a Middle-Eastern cult by calling it Anglicanism instead of Roman Catholicism?

    Come on now Simple Simon, don’t be like the pie man and conveniently forget that you have on more than one occasion extolled the ‘moral’ virtues of your regular attendance at your favourite house of spiritual guidance in exchange for a contribution to the church’s kitty with the black minister (your white god’s representative on Earth) receiving his cut to suit his ‘higher’ station in life.

    You speak as if British colonialism was the worst cultural plague to affect black Bajans without realizing that with colonialism came more than religion in the form of Anglicanism (a denomination with more followers on the ‘Dark’ African continent that can be counted even in England where it is an endangered species).

    What about the other cultural and political institutions like your much admired Boys Scouts and Girl Guides started by both an Anglican fag and a dyke of a feminist?

    What about the Westminster form of governance with its ‘independent’ civil service which you slavishly try to imitate but with more success in the breach than in the adherence?

    Why do you think black Bajans snobbishly consider themselves to be educationally and socially better off than their ‘poorer’ cousins in the other “low islands”( even those much bigger than their little 21×14 coral atoll in the engulfing Atlantic Ocean) if not only because of their proud and boastful 369 years (and going) sole heritage of British colonialism?

    Come off it SS, with your badgering of colonialism you make it sound as if it was the only cause of the past social and economic misery black Bajans had to endure.

    Please be fair in your ‘coloured’ assessments of the past by putting things in their realistic contextual perspective.

    Black Bajans had no worse of the harsh economic times and social deprivations than their counterparts in the other colonies; or even in comparison to their white counterparts as so vividly depicted by the many Dickensian-type characters.

    That was ‘simply’ the state of play of the socio-economic game of those times.

    Would it be fair to uncritically compare your childhood days of growing up stupid under the 1950’s to early 1960’s Union Jack with what the pampered Chefette potty-trained generation is acculturating today?

    Should those disciplinarian days of ‘bridled’ parental control be seen as child abuse in the eyes of today’s concept of parenting and child protection legislation as enforced by the various child care agencies?

    Shouldn’t those psychologically damaged children infected with the virus of colonialism (using your pathological interpretation) have been taken away from those brutally abusive parents and put in care of the nanny State or fostered to childless couples?

    You need to get that colonial monkey off your back by looking at the achievements of blacks who were able to breakaway from the confines of colonialism by overcoming the colour bar and economic limitations of those colonial bad old days and to rise so ‘high’ as to stand out as the liberating champions of the black masses.

    Weren’t the formerly enslaved blacks in the USA- the land of the free and brave- also in similar dire socio-economic straights even up to the 1960’s as manifested in the well-known civil rights movement?

    Weren’t your national heroes and others like Rawle Parkinson and Louis Lynch who made the difference in the lives of the colonised masses all mo(u)lded in the same Petri dish made from 100% pewter colonialism with all its suppressing and controlling side effects?

    Why not ask yourself the burningly searching question why those who have been liberated from the chains of colonialism through ‘free’ education and occupying the highest seats of black political power are trying their very best to put the same masses back into a state of abject economic dependency and social apartheid worse than what their black ancestors had to endure under the whipping boy called colonialism to feed your gargantuan figment for a sterile imagination?

    Sorry to be so ‘copiously’ longwinded in trying to put the other side of the ‘colonialism’ picture so that the glass can also be seen as positively ‘half-full’ instead of in the light of your total negativity of ‘full’ emptiness; if you can figure out that quintessential ‘English’ paradox of epigrammatic proportion.


  32. “Weren’t the formerly enslaved blacks in the USA- the land of the free and brave- also in similar dire socio-economic straights even up to the 1960’s as manifested in the well-known civil rights movement?”

    The US successfully threw off the colonial control freaks….made themselves freer, free enterprise etc, but then started their own brand of stupidity, brainwash and mind control that is being fought and resisted, as we type……

    ..mankind can be idiots.


  33. Vincent…it is mankind who has always unjustly colonized, enslaved and oppressed man for greed, self enrichment and pretence fir thousands of years…..intelligent people understand that and this is the age of enlightenment where the centuries old practice can be fought, resisted, dismantled and destroyed…..

    …not to be embraced and restarted by jackasses like you who are awsiting theur turn to introduce a new version……., enlightened people want the practice vanquished from the earth….never to return….forever.

    You can sit in ya little pretentious corner talking about “but it has happended throughout history”……

    …yes it has….but with the age of enlightenment comes the realization that it must never be allowed to happen on the earth again….not by the british, US, you and ya stupidity or anyone else.

    Try yo understand that, people like myself cannot be brainwashed or colonized….we are way above and beyond that….we are not mentally weak…like you and ya need to always be controlled by a white massa..

    Ya pathetic…


  34. We have entered a new era, a new world, the earth is in a new phase, carry ya dark ages colonized bullshit back to the dark ages where it came from and stay there with it….

    ……..intelligent people want it removed from the earth permanently. ….

    ……you and ya ilk can stay in the dark ages and enjoy it in peace….brainwash and enslave each other as ya like togetherto ya hearts content, without real humans around, you demons of darkness..

    Any demons trying to reintroduce that evil of colonization again in the Caribbean, should be whipped, beaten mercilessly, tarred and feathered and chased off the islands…..to some dark hole in europe…..where savages came from and belong.


  35. @millertheanunnaki November 4, 2017 at 1:00 AM “We can guess you never worked in any of those departments/statutory agencies forming the subject of the Auditor-General’s reports….You did your job diligently, and with nothing to cover up, did not attract financial or other underhanded inducements because your position was perfunctory and not one of deciding who gets which big contracts for the supply of ‘inflated’ costly goods or services.”

    No I never worked in any of those departments/statutory agencies forming the subject of the Auditor-General’s report.

    No. My position was not perfunctory. I could have solicited bribes. I chose NOT to.

    Why don’t you ask me why?


  36. @millertheanunnaki November 4, 2017 at 1:00 AM “Where is My Cut”

    If the business community said to Mr. Where is My Cut “there is NO cut for you” and if all of them they say this consistently, then Mr. Where is my cut would have to get lost. The business community is ALSO CULPABLE. The business community feeds off the political class and the political class feeds off the business community. And BOTH the business community and the political class feed off the tax payers.

    And then we wring our collective hands and ask “how tings get so?”

    We know very well how tings get so.

    There are some people who are not offered bribes because nobody who knows them would dare to offer them a bribe.

    And by the way nobody in the political class has ever offered me corned beef, rum, cash, a job, a tablet, a board appointment nor a contract. I don’t want anything from them. I don’t want anything from the business community either, except a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

    For me that is enough.


  37. What is your point Simple Simon…?
    You are obviously a freak. What the hell would you want a bribe to do anyway???
    …. pay the ZR fare?

    The discussion is about NORMAL brass bowls … not about freak dinosaur relics from times past.

    Steupsss….
    Can’t you see that practically EVERYONE ELSE lives mainly to see what bribes they can get …at whatever cost to their mendicant lack of ethics and moral conscience?
    Stop talking about your damn self…..

    Even many here on BU complaining about the damn politicians are doing the SAME shiite in their jobs, families, communities and even churches….. just with smaller amounts of money at stake.

    What “why don’t you ask me why” what??!!
    …because you are a FREAK!!!!

    LOL
    ha ha ha


  38. The chant from future generations will be……”kill all colonialists and wannabe colonizers.”

    That is how present generations now think, future generations will take it steps further.

    “Our lands were invaded,our ancestors (some sold),millions killed,our lands raped by the same people that brought us these religions,while they hooked and raped and enslaved,they kept us busy in churches and mosques praying for miracles.”


  39. Is it my imagination or did OSA stated that “We” need a new brand of development
    Question OSA after given the reigns of govt for fourteen years why did You not have a new vision for the country but instead continue the on the path of high borrowing and out of control spending which in effect is a cause vibrated by the negative effects on the economy
    In any case the last word coming from your mouth towards a brand for “new development” for the country was Privatisation.
    Is that the new brand of which OSA.speak


  40. @ Simple Simon November 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Why?

    Now, let us guess!

    Because you are an honest law-abiding hardworking person descended from good African Christian stock infused with the morals taught to you under the tutelage of your Sunday-School colonial-trained Anglican teacher called Miss Elizabeth Jones who used to teach you to sing:

    ‘All things bright and beautiful;
    The (white) Lord make them so,
    Even those with black skin and natty hair.

    He even made the infidel fakir Devil too,
    To tempt poor Christian Simple Simon,
    So that Jesus can forgive her,
    In case she falls from grace.’


  41. And that is why future colonialists and wannabe colonizers will be taken out and publicly executed in the future,….just look at the trend that has started….

    …..all racists, white supremacists and neo nazis and all the scum of the earth that used those evil practices to survive for centuries at the expense of others are now being exposed, jailed for their crimes and a strong movement exists to chase these beasts out of the society far away from where real humans live.

    That is just the beginning for these blights and stains on the earth and their minions.


  42. @ Simple Simon November 4, 2017 at 9:37 AM
    “If the business community said to Mr. Where is My Cut “there is NO cut for you” and if all of them they say this consistently, then Mr. Where is my cut would have to get lost. The business community is ALSO CULPABLE. The business community feeds off the political class and the political class feeds off the business community. And BOTH the business community and the political class feed off the tax payers.”

    So you see why the miller is such an ardent fan of ‘Divestment’ (to be politically correct for the DLP yardfowls who are still eating swill from the local Privatization pig trough)?

    Remove the cheese from the dark room of fiscal squandermania and both the thieving brown rats and the blind black cat in the broken-down cabinet would have to go and suck salt and not the blood of the taxpayers.

    Remember the old Bajan saying that when a lying thief steals from another bent’ crook it makes God laugh with tears.


  43. When you know WHO you are, there can be no chaos, corruption and confusion, as we are now witnessing in the colonial designed swamps that Caribbean islands have become, just like the colonial designed swamps in most African countries that are blighted with the same stench.

    Know theyself…..first.

    Free thyself….second.

    AFRICAN CHILD

    I am an African child
    Born with a skin the colour of chocolate
    Bright, brilliant and articulate
    Strong and bold; I’m gifted
    Talented enough to be the best
    I am an African child

    Often the target of pity
    My future is not confine to charity
    Give me the gift of a lifetime;
    Give me a dream, a door of opportunity;
    I will thrive
    I am an African child

    Do not hide my fault
    show me my wrong
    I am like any other;
    Teach me to dream
    And I will become
    I am an African child

    I am the son, daughter of the soil
    Rich in texture and content
    Full of potential for a better tomorrow
    Teach me discipline, teach me character, teach me hard work
    Teach me to think like the star within me
    I am an African child

    I can be extra-ordinary
    call me William Kamkwamba the Inventor;
    Give me a library with books
    Give me a scrap yard and discarded electronics
    Give me a broken bicycle;
    Plus the freedom to be me
    And I will build you a wind mill
    I am an African child

    We are the new generation
    Not afraid to be us
    Uniquely gifted, black and talented
    Shining like the stars we are
    We are the children of Africa
    Making the best of us
    Yes! I am an African child

    © 2010 Eku McGred


  44. @Fractured BLP November 4, 2017 at 6:01 AM “Where is MAM going to get money 💰 to fund near 20,000 UWI students annually?

    Looka ya idiot. [Sorry David I know that I am not supposed to curse other bloggers]

    Mia will not need to fund 20,000 UWI students annually, because 20,000 Bajans do NOT enter UWI each year. Barbados’ birth rate is only about 3470 per year, so by what magic can Fractured BLP turn those 3470 babies into 20,0o0 university students 18 years later? And even so, we know that not every baby born goes on to university 18 years later, not in Barbados, not in any country of the world. Again according to the 2010 census data, pages 122 to 128 available online here:

    http://www.barstats.gov.bb/files/documents/PHC_2010_Census_Volume_1.pdf

    There were 973 nineteen year olds in tertiary education as of May 1, 2010, which means that a bit less than 30% of newborn Bajans go on to university 18 years later.

    So in fact MAM will need to find money for about 1,000 new people per year, and not 20,000 And since UWI bachelor’s degree programs are 3 year programs the amount of money needed is enough to fund 3,000 people in any given year, that is 1,000 first years, 1,000 second years and 1,000 third years, and again she has the option of funding only those who can’t afford to pay, yes the dreaded means testing may be necessary, and making those who play the ass and fail, making them pay for any and all repeats, and yes and yes maing UWI squeeze the balls of its alumni, such as your financial balls, and the large financial balls of the political class and the business class to raise money to fund the very necessary education of our collective children and grandchildren.

    So stop trying to fool the public.

    The BU blog a’int a branch meeting.

    Simple Simon, completely, completely non-political.


  45. @Enuff November 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM “didn’t Freundel Jerome Stuart pre-2013 election tell a graduating class at BCC that the introduction if tuition fees at UWI would be retrograde?”

    And I agree completely. It was a completely retrograde step.

    And no I do not have a child nor grandchild nor niece or nephew, nor grandchild, at UWI at present, nor am I a UWI alumni, so no I don’t have any personal axe to grind

    But it was a retrograde step.


  46. Frankly this LEC issue is a Load of Crap (LOC), if this is the only arrow that the Dems have in their quiver it is a sorry situation but they sense it is a barb in the Achilles heel of the BLP and given the response of the BLP foot soldiers they may have a point.

    What should resonate with interested citizens is the BLP promise to roll back fees for UWI students which in the language of politicians is “more comfort for fools”, the DLP’s decision regarding UWI fees is to placate the IMF vultures circling and while a reversal will bring temporary relief to some it will not be in the BLP’s interest to provide more grease to the slippery downgrade slope at the onset of a new Gov’t.

    LEC: License to Extort Cash (from vulnerable citizens)


    • @Sargeant

      The LEC issue exposes many learnings and will continue to so.

      1. The political class has a patent on the national narrative. It matters not how educated we are as a people, we can be easily distracted from the priority issues. Take BU forum for example, how many feel compel to comment on the issues which deal with education?
      2. If a doctor was practicing without a license required by law or was suspected of having questionable qualifications, who would we expect to intervene?

      We are indeed a bunch a rasholes.


  47. @Vincent Haynes November 4, 2017 at 7:53 AM “Simple Simon I did credit you with more sense”

    Dear Vincent: I have more sense than to listen to your pro colonialist nonsense. It seems as though you would wish me to negate my own experiences and observations, but i will not do that, since I do not come to BU to make friends. I already have friends who have been true to me for many decades. So I will speak the truth as I experience it and as I observe it. I do not need nor want your friendship, nor that of Well Well or anyone else.

    I will agree when I wish.

    I will disagree when i wish.

    I will be disagreeable at times as well.


  48. @millertheanunnaki November 4, 2017 at 8:36 AM “Go unto the BU highways and byways to preach that kind of multi-cultural sermon to the likes of John, Georgie Porgie and the batty one called Zoe.”

    Ah don’t read Zoe. Zoe is boring. I can never get past the first paragraph.

    I always read Georgie Porgie, because he knows a thing or two, or more about medicine, he is sometimes very funny, and he knows his cricket, so he gets a pass from me, but i don’t share his religious or homophobic beliefs.

    I read John sometimes. John is deluded but sincere. And “no” I don’t share his his beliefs about Barbados’ wonderful loving Quaker past.

    And by the way why won’t God be multicultural? For the believers there is only one creator God. So why would this God have inside children all born in the Middle East, and outside children all born elsewhere?

    Stupseee!!!

    Don’t mek me laugh hear.

    That kinda God can’t be my God.


  49. @millertheanunnaki November 4, 2017 at 8:36 AM “Despite your enlightenment of religion being just a man-made cultural construct ‘invented’ to figure out the world…”

    I did not say that religion is just a man-made cultural construct ‘invented’ to figure out the world…”

    I believe that God has spoken and continues to speak to all people at all times.


  50. Simple….brilliant, I hate when ALL of them use the blog to deceive the public.

    As it stands this stupid LEC issue has apparently shined some light on and briught attention to others who are questionably qualified, let’s hope it opens investigations in other jurisdictions. ..if laws have been broken.

    Between the wannabe colonizers and the useless yardfowls the island has been reduced significantly in the eyes of others.

    Pathetic foolish people.


  51. @millertheanunnaki November 4, 2017 at 8:36 AM “you have on more than one occasion extolled the ‘moral’ virtues of your regular attendance at your favourite house of spiritual guidance in exchange for a contribution to the church’s kitty with the black minister (your white god’s representative on Earth) receiving his cut to suit his ‘higher’ station in life.”

    Stop putting words in my mouth.

    I do attend church, but I don’t believe that my attendance makes me morally virtuous. Maybe I go to church as it is the hospital for sinners, rather than to the museum for saints. And the priest is young and good looking. Lolll!!!

    My God ain’t white.

    My minister is no way as well off as I am. He is a young boy who just start to work, so why should he be well off? He now gotta work real, real hard if he wants to enjoy some of this world’s goods. But he is young and energetic and very, very capable.


  52. “And the priest is young and good looking. Lolll!!!”

    That’s a good enough reason…lol


  53. @Bush Tea November 4, 2017 at 9:40 AM “What “why don’t you ask me why” what?!
    …because you are a FREAK!”

    Ga ‘long do.


  54. @ Simple Simon November 4, 2017 at 10:26 AM & Simple Simon November 4, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Both excellent contributions based on factual and fair assessments of the biggest deceitful decision ever made to destroy the main legacy of that once great party.

    For that deceit by the fumbling joker general elections should have been demanded as would be in any jurisdiction where the Westminster model of governance is the primus inter pares and not a plaything of an ‘aping’ black primate.

    The only 20,000 people the Fractured BLP, aka the sartorial clown Steve B, could be referring to is the minimum number of additional voters who would be voting against the DLP in the coming weeks or months.

    Both the DLP and the BLP ought to be more concerned about 20,000 or so baby boomers of the blooming 1950’s who would soon be making unprecedented demands on the NIS cash flow in a rather short period .


  55. Simple Simon November 4, 2017 at 10:48 AM #

    Dear Simple

    My posts are not meant to attract friends otherwise I would have already had the converted topsy as my friend.

    The point I was making was on corruption and its eradication from Bim and I purposely used the farfetched notion of recolonisation to stimulate conversation on corruption….instead you and the topsy have joined hands in an unholy alliance to excoriate a non point.

    No one in their right mind could be asking for that and I firmly believe that the Senator would have said it tongue in cheek……only the topsy could have taken it seriously as we know that they are not in their right mind……but you……???

    Yours Sincerely


  56. Colonization………….modern day corruption…..though derived from old world colonization………cannot be eradicated or dismantled using 1929….90 year old colonial laws….or backward references attached to colonization.

    Modern methods of intelligence will destroy corruption and corrupters….ya get it.


  57. @ Simple Simon November 4, 2017 at 11:07 AM
    “My minister is no way as well off as I am. He is a young boy who just start to work, so why should he be well off? He now gotta work real, real hard if he wants to enjoy some of this world’s goods. But he is young and energetic and very, very capable.”

    Now don’t get to ‘sex-cited’ and find yourself on a charge of sexual harassment in the manse to appear before the Trinity of Good & Evil.

    We know (according to Bushie’s revelations) that you have ‘cougar’ proclivities and have in your time broken in and off a few young cocky heads.

    BTW, do you include pagans like the miller in your rainbow coalition of God worshippers?
    If not, you ought to pray for him in the same way the Bush man said a prayer for Bim:

    “Only ‘sackcloth and ashes’ could possible address the situation and allow that light to again shine upon us…. so that …
    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.
    …but only a GENUINE national repentance, contrition and commitment to righteousness (sackcloth and ashes) could possible achieve such a change…..”

    So you know that if God is Light then it cannot be just ‘black and white’; if you get the solar heated pot of enlightenment at the end of HIS rainbow as a sign of His love of all mankind (and woman).


  58. Simon

    Read the Barbados Today article again !!!

    It is your BLP darling – Sandra Husbands – who used the 20, 000 students per year at UWI figure !!!

    If that is so upsetting to you …….then you mean that the BLP ain’t in office yet ……and they fudging figures ????

    My my ……..Lesser Educated Comminers (LEC)….,,,that BLP group !!!!

    For those SIMPLETONS on this blog who cannot comprehend as yet…… that the full story on MAM and not having her LEC …….will be equivalent to a TSUNAMI 🌊…….of political proportions !!!!

    Stay tuned …….as the clock …..TICKS !!!!!


  59. Just read somewhere that Mia should apologize….
    Gotta love my countrymen. Without a fiddle, but in the vein of Nero, they sling BS whilst Barbados ‘burn’.
    So much on our plates but we make ‘much ado about nothing’.
    Sadly, it’s not Shakespeare, it’s an Orwellian play


  60. @Fractured BLP November 4, 2017 at 12:22 PM “It is your BLP darling – Sandra Husbands”

    Don’t know Ms. Husbands. Never met her. Have no desire to meet her.

    Simple Simon, neither B nor D.


  61. On the matter of distraction. I have heard the figure of $30million bandied about, for the current ‘road programme’. Now, really…..really…. how can patching potholes and cleaning leaves off of the roadside cost $30million???

    Really?

    If I were cynical I would think that this is the election fund being set aside from taxpayer funds i.e. the taxpayer paying for election ‘campaigning’.

    But our government is too honorable to do a thing like that, so I would not allege such a thing.

    Must be genuine expenditure on road rehab, must be.


  62. Lol….Crusoe….that is like one lawyer saying this week, I dont believe a lawyer would like to a judge about the whereabouts of a witness……but then, when the matter was investigated, the lawyer not only lied to the judge about the whereabouts of the witness, but lied to the same lawyer and the whole court room as well….and lied on his own witness also…..just to prolong the case…..


  63. that is like one lawyer saying this week, I dont believe a lawyer would LIE to a judge about the whereabouts of a witness…


  64. @ Fractured BLP November 4, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Broken record, since you are so stuck in the LEC reverse gear, can you inform the BU household what is the next deadline for all ‘practicing’ attorneys-at-law to renew their licences?

    It would be most informative if you let us know since it would be absolutely crucial in guessing the date range for the next general elections.

    We would hate to think that both the learned Fumble and Braffit the wit, both fellow QC’s, would turn a blind eye to the secret renewal of MAM’s licence to practise law illegally in Bim, again.

    But heck, what’s a purposeful oversight when compared to actually seeing vote buying and doing diddly-squat about it despite the Constitutionally-based solemn pledge to get to the bottom of those cases of known electoral friggin´ in the riggin´ in the sinking ship of dlp governanace.

    BTW, Steve B, why not change the ‘LEC to stand for ‘Licence to Eat Cat’ aka C**t?

    That should resonate more with the dangerous lying party of ‘gutter-snipers and sewer rats’ basking in the putrid cesspool of gossip on George Street.


  65. Fractured BLP November 4, 2017 at 5:33 PM #
    ”.. Barbadians……Barbados deserves better !!!”

    Glad you finally admit it. When are elections??


  66. If this LEC issue concerning Mia is true then I must ask :

    Why has it taken all these years for it to be raised?

    if true justify appointing judges like Randal Worrell and others?

    wouldn’t all the people sent to prison by Worrell et al then have to be released as the judges judgements would be null and void?

    does Stuart & Gollop have their LEC in place, just wondering……………


  67. @Tudor November 7, 2017 at 8:32 PM “If this LEC issue concerning Mia is true then I must ask…”

    A Simple Response “The lady was called to the bar under the old rules long before the LEC was a requirement.

    @Tudor November 7, 2017 at 8:32 PM Why has it taken all these years for it to be raised?”

    A Simple Response: Maybe those who raised it genuinely didn’t know about the old rules and the new rules. Another possibility is perhaps political mischief.

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  69. I would like persons to understand that being called to the bar in the UK is not the same thing as being called to the bar in Barbados. Once a person has completed the first year’s studies of law school in the UK the student is eligible to apply to be called to the bar. However that person is not qualified to practise law because he is not a barrister/ attorney-at-law. The person is referred to as an unregistered barrister. The individual cannot perform any of the duties assign to a qualify barrister such as representing a person in court or providing legal advise. He is not entitled to wear the gown or wig or sit in the area specified for barristers. While in Barbados a person is called to the bar after he has completed law school and has acquired his practising certificate. So when you hear that someone was called to the bar in the UK don’t get tie up the person is in the same position as a par-legal here in Barbados.

    I wonder how many unregistered barristers are practising law in Barbados. I don’t care how many statuary instruments were prepared to rectify this anomalous situation for a privilege few, it is wrong and nothing short of a national disgrace! The ordinary person has to go to law school after completing his LLB. or equivalent and would only be accepted to the bar here in Barbados if he has attained his practising certificate. While a privilege few just has to complete a certain amount of courses in England so that they can be called to the bar and waltz back here and practise law in the same manner as a qualified barrister/attorney-at-law just because their parents have money. What an utter disgrace,
    they make me sick!!


  70. https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/11/16/over-to-you-mia/

    If ever one was in doubt , the above story is a good example of the meaning of the word – BACKFIRED !!!

    Imagine on the floor of Parliament in 2015 MAM demanded that Dr. Lowe produce his academic qualifications .

    Dr. Lowe answered the call and produced his academic qualifications .

    He challenged MAM to do so , as well.

    Now two (2) years on….. MAM has not done so – except producing her GCE O& A levels certificates .

    But not her qualifications to practise Law !!

    Since 2015 she has sent out her SURROGATES in Edmund Hinkson, Liz Thompson & her dad Elliott Mottley………to intercede on her behalf !!!

    Now Maureen Holder has produced her academic qualifications… and challenges MAM to do so as well.

    Note very well – Maureen’s Holder challenge to MAM to produce her academic qualifications to practise Law ……..is carried by the BARBADOS TODAY ( BT ) news paper !

    The very newspaper MAM took to ‘ COURT ‘ a few weeks ago when BT carried another article about MAM not having her academic qualifications to practise Law .

    That original article MAM legal team complained about is still up on the BT website !!!!

    What does tell the average reader ???

    That MAM is in hot …….PAMPALAM !!!!

    That suits her right !!!

    Her slime ………BACKFIRED !!!!!

    She threw a PEBBLE at Dr. Lowe ………but a BOULDER is heading her way …..!

    Stay tuned……!!!!!

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