Barbadians Suffering from Fatigue with a Capital F

Lowe_Stuart

Fruendel Stuart (l) Denis Lowe (r) – the buck stops with Prime Minister Stuart.

 

And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land King James Bible

For 7 years plus the Barbados economy has been contracting. The country has been running a deficit on current account. We have had to significantly reduce capex. And this is despite raking in unprecedented levels of revenue if the reporting from the relevant government agencies are accepted. There is a resignation by Barbadians to the fact those charged with managing the economy seem are unable to do so. The discussions everywhere is whether this is due to incompetence or other reasons.

If we are to buyin to the government’s mantra that we should strive to build a society not an economy, ‘recent’ developments in the country have served to challenge this objective.  As if carrying the weight of an nonperforming economy on their backs like the proverbial albatross has not been the greatest burden- there is the evidence daily of the country’s infrastructure crumbling before our eyes. The sick South Coast Sewage Plant has occupied the newsfeeds on the domestic and international front in recent months. The prime minister FINALLY addressed the issue frontally by informing the country this week a request has been submitted to the IADB and experts to assist Barbados in addressing the problem. Bear in mind the leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley had informed the prime minister this was a problem waiting to happen two years ago. Like how most issues are dealt with in Barbados the politically expedient decision was taken, she was ignored.

Can you imagine this is the government that was this close to foisting a gasification plant on an island nation the size of which had never been built anywhere on planet earth?

After 7 years plus of economic famine, 2 plus years of a leaky sewage plant on the South Coast- today the local US Embassy slap Barbados with an advisory.

Event: Recent tests at several U.S. Embassy residences revealed bacteria at elevated levels in the tap water.  As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy recommended to its staff to boil their drinking water or use bottled water.  The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates accordingly.

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

We are a few weeks from a general election being called, clearly decision making by the government will be steeped in political consideration and antithetical to what is in the national interest. Even if the government by some miracle is able to fix the problem in the weeks before the general election there is the memory of a fatigue public to factor and anticipating how they will respond on election day.

The BU household cannot wait for election day to arrive!

194 comments

  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David Mr Blogmaster, @Northern and @Wily are you guys saying that Bajans were waiting for the US embassy to tell them to boil drinking water!

    Why exactly would friendly nation one have to alert friendly nation two of the country which has a very public sewerage issue ongoing for three years plus that they will recommend that water be cleaned prior to consumption with 212 deg of heat.

    Dont thrust the ever present geopolitical gamesmanship on such a simple health matter.

    And Wily I think you have the wrong country… It was in Cuba that US embassy officials were experiencing health issues prior to testing which led them to be “untrusting” of their host country!😁

    Sensible Bajans have been boiling water and using bottled water (how sad) for months now…at least many I know….

    The question of WHY the embassy finally issued this advisory is rather clear. … Dr Sealy and others in public remarks have indicated that the sewerage system has NOT been working and thus not filtering the harmful bacteria for over 1,095 days….THREE years. Drip, drip, drip by the gallons daily of pure shiiittee out to sea and now in the streets .

    Yet, we are perturbed by an embassy advisory on day number 1,500 or whatever ….and then we are going to listen to an obsequious civil servant prattle that the embassy testing is misleading..

    All thd Bajan Health officials have misled… let’s kick the Americans when they deserve it..but here we need to direct our feet in the other direction.

    Like

  • AC

    Your government is dead!

    Has been so dead for 4 years

    Like

  • And its stinking corpse is polluting the nasal passages of us all

    Like

  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing January 27, 2018 at 8:25 AM #

    Why do the majority of our politicians and “professionals” struggle to communicate verbally using standard English? Their words are – mostly – incomprehensible and would explain why Barbados is in such a mess.(Quote)

    Just read BU, where the majority of contributors are mature men and women, many of them ‘educated’ and you have the answer. After 11 compulsory years in school this is what we get. Is it not a good idea to pay secondary school teachers by results?

    Liked by 1 person

  • Theophilius Gazerts 259

    “With respect to Barbados, a lot of the costing has been done. There are a lot of intangible costs we have not even put into the costing. But we see that this will easily be between at least $10 and $20 million at the start to at least return this operation to some semblance of normalcy,” Halliday said during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…”

    What a clever use of words. Can you tell me the cost of repairs? 10-20 M? No! No!..

    Did you see the qualifier “at least” and then the second qualifier “at the start” and then the third one “some semblance of normalcy”….

    A man with a monstrous schlong saying “let me put the head in”. Open your ‘wallet’

    Brilliance

    Like

  • Theophilius Gazerts 259

    wanted to put legs, but my fellow Bajans would have been outraged
    Some things bother us..

    Like

  • Tom Adams was an outstanding orator.He was at his devastating best when before a TV camera.It was a lot to do with his professional BBC training.Public speaking requires training especially when you duties require use of that medium to get your message across.

    Like

  • Theophilius Gazerts 259

    Better hope they get this solved before elections (de teefing would be limited)..After elections, these guys would use the blank cheque mentioned above.

    Like

  • About this 10 to 20 million it is estimated to take to stop the leaking of sewage water on the roads of Barbados AND the sea. The general manager of the BWA should make it public the breakdown because it would inform what are the problems. There was a CCTV scan of the lines last week has the flu ndingd been make public? The general manager advised yesterday that there is another breach in the inlet line, how did it occur and should it not have been detected in routine monitoring of the lines? When there was a breach in the line in 2005 why have successive governments not moved quickly to upgrade the plant with an auxiliary line to rest the main line and facilitate for backup?

    Like

  • I seem to recall being told at school that if you can smell something, it is because there are particles of said odour emitting substance in the air. Can some qualified BU sage confirm whether this is so? Because if it is indeed a fact, surely all this ‘we are quite safe from disease’ is worse than just BS.

    Like

  • Breach after breach would continue cant expect a pit toilet to do the job of well planned commercially designed sewer system.
    The flaws of the pit toilet are numerous and the pit toilet needs to be dug up.
    Thanks to the big guts politicians of the day.internal as well as external problems of the pit toilet are overwhelming
    Finding a long term solution to correct these problems are all but nonexistent.
    The money already put into fix would be flushed right back i to the manholes

    Like

  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Hal, you must give us examples of the most incomprehensible BU scribes.

    The fact the a person may tend towards obscure literary references (like @Miller) or even more obscure neologisms (like Mr BBE) or even high falulting vocab (the law Dean) does not mean they are not understood.

    I would flip the argument and suggest that we indeed measure our teachers on results … of demanding the students pay attention to the entire idea/concept.

    Of course some people deliberately misspeak in order to cloud the issue as the BWA official above does. His words are quite clearly and deliberately made to obscure, yet the idea is crystal clear.

    When there is a lack of clarity the fault lies most often with the one making the interpretations… not the one making the utterances.

    And @Gabriel, so too was Eric Sealy an outstanding orator. He went no where near a BBC studio for training. That has been overplayed re Tom in my view.

    The man Tom was awesome for all the reasons that make ALL great speakers: great diction, lovely cadence, excellent choice of words and the wonderful turn of phrase to be humorous, serious, intellectual or even insulting and crass to suit his audience.

    Long may they live in our memory and in the annals of Bajan speechifying, men like him, Sealy, Don Bkackman, Tank Williams, Charlie Pilgrim and women like Mia, Dame Nita, Dame Elsie, Dorian Pile et al…..The list of excellent Bajan speakers is long.

    Like

  • de pedantic Dribbler January 27, 2018 at 10:09 AM #

    @Hal, you must give us examples of the most incomprehensible BU scribes.(Quote)

    There is a temptation.

    Like

  • The question returns, the one establishment identified by the Chief medical Officer as being responsible for about 30 gastro cases should be made public? It means the eateries on the South Coast will continue to be damaged by a blanket perception.

    Like

  • @David January 27, 2018 at 10:18 AM #

    Meet me at TAPAS on the south coast for lunch and I’ll fill you in as to who the offending gastro establishment in question is.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Hal Austin January 27, 2018 at 9:13 AM #
    “Talking Loud Saying Nothing January 27, 2018 at 8:25 AM #
    Why do the majority of our politicians and “professionals” struggle to communicate verbally using standard English? Their words are – mostly – incomprehensible and would explain why Barbados is in such a mess.(Quote)
    Just read BU, where the majority of contributors are mature men and women, many of them ‘educated’ and you have the answer. After 11 compulsory years in school this is what we get. Is it not a good idea to pay secondary school teachers by results?”

    Those weaknesses in the Bajan education system which you identified as ‘clearly’ as crystal are precisely the reason why you need to get your lazy armchair-critic arse out of cold England to give back to your native land what you took at the basic education level.
    We are sure your parents, although well off in the shop-keeping business like Margaret Thatcher’s, did not pay for your ‘free’ basic education at St. Giles Boys’ or even for your ‘entire’ secondary ‘learning’ at Cawmere where you learned to read and write ‘standard English’.

    So, Sir Hal, your payback (noblesse oblige) is way, way overdue.

    Time to stop criticising and start walking the walk.
    Get on that VS 29 with a one way ticket and show the local semi-literate ignoramuses how to speak and write standard (proper) English.

    Your ‘chattel home’ in the Ivy is still there awaiting your return; sweater with business suit and all.

    We are sure you get the gist of the above request. It has been demanded of you, ad nauseam.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Wily Coyote January 27, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    So why would you want to take David to the same establishment where top officials from the BWA, MoH and the tourism agencies met to show Bajans all was well and the leaking sewage was innocuous (harmless) to those who want to partake in fine dining and dancing on the south Coast?

    What has transpired since then other that an exponential growth in the level of harmful bacteria which might soon create the perfect soup for an outbreak of cholera?

    Here goes Barbadoes, back to the shitty public sanitation conditions of the 1850’s thanks to a gang of shit-filled lowlife low-class thieving black slaves pretending to be modern-day Massas.

    Like

  • Theophilius Gazerts 259

    Miller, what are you saying?
    David should pass up a free meal at a fine restaurant on the south coast?
    Wily, let David drink all he wants… The drinks are on me
    🙂 Silly me.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ ac January 27, 2018 at 8:07 AM
    “……which makes my mind focus on Barrack and Alexander which has cost taxpayers billions in dollars dollars which could have been placed in reducing fiscal debt
    Cant help but reiterate What a bunch of lost souls Yes OSA you said it absolutely right..”

    You bleeding cloth of an idiot! You need to get your bumbaklat ‘facts and timelines’ in order.

    It was under OSA that the same pit toilet was built. So too was the Barrack and Alexander fiasco and not to forget your favourite whipping boy the Greenland unused dump $700 million (according to your new lover Fractured’s moving target valuation).

    OSA soul has already been found and taken by the devil. So it cannot be lost again. For hypocrisy is the passport to the devil’s island.

    How can OSA say in one breath to blame him (OSA) for everything which took place under his primus inter pares watch but now wants to turn around and blame others for his Cabinet’s mistakes?

    The pit toilet was his baby so he cannot throw it out with the sewage water.
    So too were all the other projects which required the final blessings (approval and funding) from both the minister of finance and the person who held the position of PM to which all roads eventually lead.
    And you ac, the DLP mouth and anus all in the same person knows full well which of those two positions the ‘soulful’ OSA held.

    Like

  • Bernard Codrington

    @ dpD at 10 : 09 AM

    Well written. In your real manifestation you must be a teacher. I, myself ,wondered what metric would be used to pay teachers by results. Is the pupil a passive piece of inert material?

    I would like to add that the late Tom Adams was a voracious reader of both fiction and nonfiction.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ de pedantic Dribbler January 27, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Poor Hal, he just can’t tell the ‘crystal clear difference’ between innuendo, gobbledygook, redundancy, sarcasm, satire and syllogism deliberately used as writing techniques to obfuscate and discombobulate in order to make an ass out of the law of Defamation.

    But then, he was never an avid reader of high-end ‘Literature’ whether English, French Spanish or even Latin, the dead mother of them all.

    The ‘fact’ that he finds Cervantes Man of La Mancha maddeningly boring
    says a lot about not only his shallow repertoire of literature but also reflects on his poor taste as a cognoscenti and his limited vista as a so-called journalist.

    Like

  • This DLP has to take all the blame for this mess. For pete’s sake, they are the government.

    Is not managing the country its responsibility? Oh I forgot, nothing is dem fault.

    I am so sick of the two jackasses (or are they one and the same) on BU blaming everybody for their incompetence. Nothing is dem fault.

    David Ellis for all his claim to be a superior journalist for some reason allows certain people to let nonsense go out on the airwaves……….yes the BLP built it……..the arse ac does not understand that governance is a continuance.

    I am no engineer but my gut feeling is that this sewage system with all its flaws and LACK of maintainence by this government (after all there was no money to be made off an old sewage system) allowed Sandals into Barbados, gave it all the concessions in the world. The burden that Sandals has put on this system has overwelmed the system.

    Sandals got the sweets and we got the shit.

    Therein lies the problem, Sandals has expanded its hotel and as there was no maintenance or expansion of a system built years ago, the shit had to hit the fan.

    Not a government official would admit to this. Fix the problem, dems, and stop the bellyaching.

    But it clearly seems that you dont know how to but still clinging on to government. Idiots!

    Like

  • The blp operatives contends that the pit toilet was seeping shit for three years. However no one in the three years has been known to have become sick because of bacteria attained from the underground pipes which would have leaked into the water sydtem
    Some how ac finds it strange that in the years past by which nothing feasable was found to contain the problem of leakage.
    How come all of a sudden that the powers of foreign interst has become so very concerned when in the past more of the same shit was seeping from the pit toilet and these foreign operatives said nothing
    The mischief that surrounds this problem now has been filtered across the social media lends itself to RH anti govt operatives who for the better of eight years only interst was seeing this tiny island collapse.

    Like

  • @David January 26, 2018 at 3:41 PM “Agree with you NO, two countries with cordial diplomatic relations one would expect a diplomatic note to be dispatched about such a weighted issue.”

    So who says that a diplomatic note was not previously dispatched? And how is a diplomatic note supposed to protect Americans who live or visit here? Diplomatic notes are sent between governments. The general public does not get to see diplomatic notes. So if the American government did not inform its citizens of its findings who then would inform American citizens? (The Barbados government? LOL!!) We all know that America has plenty, plenty of lawyers many of whom love to sue. if an American became sick, or died and later it was found that the American government had information about bacteria in our water which it failed to share with its citizens, we all know that the American would sue his own government.

    If I invited you to dinner at my home at 8 p.m. and i know that there was a big ball of dog $hit on my front step would you not expect me to either clean the $hit up, or at the very least warn you that it is there before you step in the mess with with your very best shoes?

    But then we Bajans is some funny birds. A friend of mine was invited at the home of an (aspirational) “big shot”. The family dog had died some days earlier, and the family a bunch of poor great poppets were too great to bury their own dead dog and foolish? enough to invite people to dinner never the less. Of course no screens on the windows or doors, and flies all around. The friend never again accepted an invitation. These people were HC/QC people.

    Some of we Bajans are very nasty people. And the “higher” we rise? in the echelons the nastier we become. And often we are too cheap to pay other people to do the nasty tasks we are too “great” to do ourselves.

    The Americans are RIGHT to look out for their own people.

    Like

  • Dear David: Who are the 2 guys in red capes? They are not Superman and his Deputy, right?

    Like

  • @Fractured BLP January 26, 2018 at 12:01 AM “Where is Flint Michigan,USA?”

    So because Fling, Michigan phucked up, does that give the BWA license to phuck up also?

    Idiot. (sorry David)

    Didn’t your grandmother, like mine not tell you 2 wrongs don’t make a right?

    Like

  • I sorry for the people in Flint, and I sorry for the people on the south coast. Both people caused to suffer because of the negligence of officials.

    Like

  • @ac January 26, 2018 at 12:49 AM “wanting to see Barbados completly fall off the fiscal cliff all in the name of politics.”

    NOBODY wants Barbados to fall off a cliff.

    All we want is that when you put out cup under the tap in order to make some lemonade for our grandchildren, we want the assurance that that water is clean and safe for a 3 year old.

    And it would help if the government would publish their data.

    No point beating up on the Americans when our own government won’t publish their data.

    Like

  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “if an American became sick, or died and later it was found that the American government had information about bacteria in our water which it failed to share with its citizens, we all know that the American would sue his own government.”

    All the embassy needs to do now is give up the name of the bacteria….to its citizens.

    Like

  • Why would govt put people lives in danger by stating a lie which would in the end be detrimental to govt and citizens.
    Doesnt govt officials live in barbados and have to acess the same water system daily for household purposes
    One cannot help to believe that an underground system of mischievous action is now being filtered into this issue via anti govt contacts to cause chaos among the populace

    Like

  • @Peter Holder January 26, 2018 at 6:43 AM “The PM has done just that, he has called in the IDB. We should a resolution sometime by 2020/2021.”

    Is it possible that if the IDB had been called in 2 years ago we would have had a solution by now, 2018?

    So why the delay?

    Like

  • AC you J/A you realise how stupid you sound,instead of calling on the Government to hurry up and fix the sewerage problem,you on here talking about who built it.The question for you is who fail to maintain it the BLP?The US,Canada and Uk do not care who built they are concerned health wise for their Nationals and have taken action,not like this Government pussy footing around for two years and reportedly placing other matters like 7 million for independence celebrations ,David Thompson Football tournament etc and no money for the Treatment plant,and now as usual wait till things reach crisis proportions to start acting.AC this is where leadership comes in and we here in my view have failed badly,and we are dealing with the big boys now,therefore games timeis over.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ ac January 27, 2018 at 1:58 PM #
    “Why would govt put people lives in danger by stating a lie which would in the end be detrimental to govt and citizens.”

    Wasn’t your party planning to do that very thing by entering into the Cahill agreement which have turned little Barbados into a veritable nuclear plant burning from bloody johnnies like you to imported mosquito-laden tyres to the derelict vehicles parked in the MTW depot graveyard?

    Like

  • @Sargeant January 26, 2018 at 2:19 PM “I am assuming that US personnel reading the local tea leaves saw how inept the BWA is in dealing with the sewage issue and decided to have the drinking water tested at their various households.”

    I expect that the U.S. Embassy routinely tests water samples at all of their Embassies worldwide.

    Like

  • Yes the govt had made a promise to build an effective energy WTE plant which because of mitigating circumstances attributed to a similar project in the Uk.lead to govt abandoning the project
    Maybe if and when the pit toilet was being a proposal to be built …theloud blast that is being heard from the blp operatives and leadership should have been sounded with an effective approach to abandon the put toilet.
    The shit that has impacted the island would not be happening
    Talking mainteance the blp operatives all now in all out effort to cover up the poor judgement of the blp failed project called a pit toilet

    Like

  • Lorenzo could not careless what u think of me
    The fact thst you blp operatives are so insistent on placing blame gives a rise to pause and think of how this project design and capacity was allowed to go foward as solution for the sewage problems in the worthng area on swamp land which now has shown that the results are not compatible to capacity and volume

    Like

  • At the head table yesterday we had minister of foreign affairs Maxine McClean and minister of Health John Boyce, general manager Halliday made up the team. Where the RH was David Estwick?

    Like

  • ac would bet last dollar that these sudden alerts by the Embassies can be part and parcel directed and dictated by certain govt officals used as a timely opportunity to garnish public support in the upcoming election.
    The obvious is so apparant given that in the last three byestd and up to present no individual or group has been identified as having been sick or contaminated .
    One can also include those who are employed to monitor the plant and most likely would have been sick or contamined in one form or another

    Like

  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    ac Yardfowl…what is the name of the bacteria that yall hiding and keeping secret?

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ ac January 27, 2018 at 4:02 PM #
    “ac would bet last dollar that these sudden alerts by the Embassies can be part and parcel directed and dictated by certain govt officals used as a timely opportunity to garnish public support in the upcoming election.”

    Ac, you are simply the strangest when it comes to figuring out if you are both foul and fishy.

    Now pray tell us who are these ‘government officials’ planning to overthrow your dear loving pious administration?

    Are you referring to the Minister responsible for Water Resources and Sewage Management?

    He is the ‘loudly’ obvious silent one in this long-running battle between the muzzled Pitbull Estwick and Stinkliar the decimalized controller of the country’s purse strings with the supreme idiot- the fumbling fool in the dark room of ignorance of all things financial- looking on to see the black cat chasing a million sewer rats.

    Why don’t you ask yourself the simple commonsense question where is the Minister (or even the Chairman) responsible Sewage in this cesspool of international embarrassment with massively serious implications for the economic future of your small one-industry island?

    Isn’t this obvious dereliction of responsibility to taxpayers a gross indication that all is not well in the Cabinet and hence your chances of fooling the electorate with bombast and ‘pit-bullshittery’ are next to the odds of you becoming a paling cock for Mia’s BLP?

    Like

  • Theophilius Gazerts 259

    ac, I am looking for a little pick…
    Give my name to the man with the scratch grain

    Like

  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    “BHTA concerned about possible impact of U.S. health advisory”

    Oh dear! You read some stories and all one can do is shake one’s head from side to side. There are too many delusional souls who reside on the island who are in a position of power, yet are brain dead. Step forward Roseanne Myers.

    What a miserable and a pitiful people we have become. Lacking in pride and having no dignity. The only thing that excites us is chasing the dollar. Where is the vision?

    Thank God for David Comissiong.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2018/01/27/bhta-concerned-about-possible-impact-of-u-s-health-advisory/

    Like

  • ac…..

    It’s about time you realize you’re having an extremely difficult time trying to convince BU that the DLP is not responsible for conceptualizing and applying to the IADB for the funds to build what you call the “pit toilet.”

    Like

  • Look negro dont come here this blessed Sunday morning again flying the IADB loan or funding for the pit toilet which was part of the final process a process necessary by which the brain child (pit toilet } of the BLP would have been built

    Like

  • I hope the A in iadb is African because after you thumbed your nose at the yanks over Jerusalem, you think it is a coincidence they they have put out a water and travel advisory lol. you play with the bull you get the horns.
    All hope is not lost …you will go hat in hand …and after some hoop jumping… as the democrats say a few crumbs may fall off the table

    Like

  • @millertheanunnaki January 27, 2018 at 11:12 AM #

    Did you here that Barbados had a GASTRO outbreak in Dec. 2017. David was asking why the Ministry of Health had not informed Bajans of the source. I was offering to by DAVID lunch at/nearby the source of the outbreak. Some Barbadians find it “HARD TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES”. No doubt these same Bajans are the reason the country is finding itself so much financial, sanitation, failing economy etc. issues.

    Like

  • Yuh shameless, deceitful hypocritical yard-fowl liar…..

    …………”part of the final process,” shiite… yuh lie…… um is a pity dat you duz write summuch shiite and suh bloody foolish

    Don’t care how many time you come to this forum with your “blame game” nonsense……

    ……….the evidence is here in “black and white”…………the DLP is responsible for conceptualizing and applying for an IADB loan to build the pit toilet.

    The DLP satisfied all the qualifying requirements to facilitate approval of the loan, including the EIA for the proposed site of the plant.

    Read and weep!

    https://idblegacy.iadb.org/en/projects/project-description-title,1303.html?id=BA0036&page=15

    https://www.iadb.org/en/project/ba0036

    And I gine keep reminding yuh……

    Like

  • @lawson January 28, 2018 at 9:15 AM “I hope the A in iadb is African because after you thumbed your nose at the yanks over Jerusalem.”

    Bur lawson Jerusalem is NOT the capital of Israel. Israel has a perfectly good capital in Tel Aviv.

    Jerusalem is a disputed capital.

    There is some outstanding business between the Israelis and the Palestinians which MUST be settled first.

    Like

  • @ Mock Doc Simple…
    Jerusalem is a disputed capital.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    …you clearly don’t understand how albino centrics think…. Who has the biggest guns…?
    You need to read our John more carefully….
    Never mind smart aleck Lawson…..

    Like

  • @Bush Tea January 28, 2018 at 10:26 PM “Who has the biggest guns?

    I dunno.

    The Chinese, maybe?

    Like

  • Because it seems to be that the Americans who have nuff, nuff big guns, never want to fight with the Chinese.

    So by my simple illogic the Chinese mussee the big gun fellas.

    Like

  • …or is it that the Chinese OWN the American guns?
    After all, they fund them …AND they supply many of the critical components…

    Like

  • https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2018/01/28/grenada-grenadians-to-vote-for-a-new-government-on-march-13/

    Prodigirl

    Read the link above.

    At long last your anxious 😩 wait for General Elections in 2018 are over.

    At a political meeting last night …..King Freundel Jerome Stuart announced that General Elections are to be held on March 13, 2018 .

    Have a blast Prodigirl !!!!

    Like

  • Shit head yes i mean you Artax you do not have to remind me of nothing. However i will remind you that the blp initiate the process for the design of the pit toilet which was to last for thirty five years
    Yes this issue along with all the other problems left behind by the blp that govt have to fix at taxpayers expense
    This govt came into office five years later when the shit house had already had the blessings and approval and was built by a clueless and visionless blp bunch
    Get loss shit head there is nutting u can tell me. This election cycle would exposed the truth behind the failure of the shit house

    Like

  • I believe you meant to write the “shit house had the blessings and approval and was conceptualized by a clueless and visionless DLP bunch.”

    If you and the DLP are HONEST………..why wait until “this election cycle to expose the truth behind the failure of the shit house,”…..which will be seen by intelligent people (not you of course) as the DLP trying to “save face” by playing politics……

    ………when you can expose the truth now?

    Like

  • Only a shit head would attempt to convince intelligent people that a previous administration should be held accountable for this inept DLP administration’s failure to maintain the sewage plant for the past ten (10) years.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ ac January 29, 2018 at 10:21 AM
    “This election cycle would exposed the truth behind the failure of the shit house..”

    The only thing that would be exposed is you, the dirty lying pimp of a shit crab feeding from the same pit toilet.

    Artax has told you and showed you and the rest of your deceitful lying party supporters over and over again that the same pit toilet you live and dine in was designed and funded under your damned destructive lying party.

    Look crabby, just revert to the true louse you are and cuss out Mia for not having and LEC. You could get the other carrier of crab lice Maureen to join in the Choir of Liars and sing from the same LEC hymn sheet.

    Like

  • Neither you two blp shit hounds can tell ac Shit.both of u are long arms of a decitful blp who took the politics of the day and sold the public a shit house.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Fractured BLP January 29, 2018 at 9:48 AM #
    “At long last your anxious wait for General Elections in 2018 are over.
    At a political meeting last night …..King Freundel Jerome Stuart announced that General Elections are to be held on March 13, 2018 .”

    Sounds like a good date for your deceitful lying party to die on.

    So what would it be?

    The Estimates presentation not reflecting the 7th version of your moving average recovery plan in early February before announcing an early ‘Ides of March’ for your DLP?

    Or would those Estimates reflecting your IMF sanctioned recovery plan of abject harshness and social woe be deferred to be implemented by a different administration with the MoF a woman?

    You guys have painted yourself into a corner full of south coast shit.

    Should have struck the bell when the iron was hot with foreign reserves still in the furnace by calling the elections in September 2017 and before the shit on the South coast had hit the tourism fan!

    Like

  • Miller

    We have enough ammunition to call the elections anytime.

    So you worry about that !

    We can call it any day and your group would still be the loser !

    We are not in a hurry

    The General Elections would be about MORALITY!!

    Barbados may be ready for a female PM

    But not a …….WHICKER !!!!!

    Pick sense from that ……,,

    Like

  • The following is an example of the logic of a DLP yard-fowl.

    In 2000, a man and his sister inherited a house their father built in 1995. They decided the man would reside in the house because his sister owned her own property.

    In 2015 the house began to show signs of deterioration mainly because the man did not adequately maintained the property. He called in a contractor to give an estimate of repairs, which came to $200,000.

    His sister asked him why during the past 15 years, he allowed the property to deteriorate to such a level that the repairs are so expensive.

    He replied it was his father’s FAULT because 20 years ago he “initiated the process for the design of the (house) which was to last for thirty five years,” ………..thereby absolving himself of any responsibility for maintaining the property.

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Fractured BLP January 29, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    What’s the difference between a MaM wicker and a Fumbling bulleress?

    So if one can be the primate into Parris the other can also be a ‘femina’ primus inter pares.

    All the primates inter PM have been married so why can’t the future be like the present?

    Your ass is grass this time around.
    The only Morality talk the people want to hear this time is when are you incompetent jokers going to ka ya asses from bout the place and stop dipping wunna dipstick of incompetence in the South Coast shit?

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Fractured BLP January 29, 2018 at 12:31 PM
    “We have enough ammunition to call the elections anytime.”

    Those who are without sin cast the first stone. Now where is your big rock?
    The only ammunition in the DLP arsenal is shit.

    Now what is the timetable given to you by the IMF to get your fiscal house in immediate order or Devaluation in your shitty ass.

    Should the Guv of the CB try to pull any MoF politically enforced stunt by fudging the foreign reserves numbers like his predecessor you can expect the IMF to call for his head.

    Not like that of John the Baptist but more like that of the French King Louis XVI. Now ask our BU Pachamama what that means.

    Where are the forex proceeds expected from the sale of the BNTCL and Hilton hotel?

    Like

  • Listen ole goat Artax. You can come wid all the analogies in the world. The facts say differently.The pit toilet was suposed to be effective for thirty five years. The facts say that volume and the inability of the pit toilet to be effective in its operation to handle the waste was the main problem
    The govt said it has already over the eight years spent more than 4million on the pit toilet. Now go figure if 4 million was not a part of mainteance which now has proven to be an exercised in futility at tax payers expense
    You and the leadership can wiggle all you want but the long and short lies in the visionless govt of the day not to factor expansion and commercial growth within the area

    Like

  • “Barbadian Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim is leading the defence in the case where a 23-year-old former model had been hospitalised at a mental institution while a magistrate decides on the arguments presented in court regarding the acceptance of a report from the psychiatric hospital.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/124683/andrew-pilgrim-leading-defence-yugge-farrells

    Like

  • Yesterday the PM laid out the Facts about that pit toilet go listen to him Artax and shit hound miller

    Like

  • @Fractured BLP January 29, 2018 at 12:31 PM “The General Elections would be about MORALITY! Barbados may be ready for a female PM. But not a WHICKER. ”

    Morality my @ss.

    We have happily had fornicators in high office.

    We have happily had adulterers in office.

    Some have said that we have even had wife beaters and bi-sexuals in high office. Bullers too. Miller etc. had indicated that we have even had tri-sexuals in high office, although he did not explain what is a tri-sexual.

    We have no problem with having a wicker in high office.

    Morality my @ss.

    Like

  • @Simple Simon

    Agree with your scornful response to the yardfowl. Morality as defined by these foggies is defined differently by the youths.

    Like

  • The more you comment, the more you EXPOSE remarkable ineptitude displayed by this DLP administration and more so your STUPIDITY.

    You feel PROUD mentioning “government has already over eight years spent more than 4million on the pit toilet.”

    ………….“which now has proven to be an exercise in futility at tax payers’ expense….”

    …..BECAUSE after spending $4M……….sewage CONTINUES to FLOW FREELY in the streets along that area of the south coast since 2015…….. and now has REACHED “unmanageable proportions,” resulting in Canada, the UK and USA issuing travel advisories warning their citizens to be careful of the sewage………..while the US advised their citizens to boil water because of contaminants…….

    You are essentially ADMITTING Stuart, Estwick, Boyce and by extension, the DLP………. DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

    Like

  • The money was spent after the problem manifested itself, nothing to do with maintenance.

    Like

  • Why would I listen to and BELIEVE a Prime Minister that only finds it necessary to address the gullible members of the DLP?

    Freundel Stuart’s “FACTS” would have more CREDIBILITY if he were to articulate them in a PUBLIC FORUM, rather than during events hosted by the DLP.

    Stuart CHOOSING to speak ONLY at DLP events ………. to gullible DLP yard-fowls that would accept his shiite as gospel, without question…….is a sign of a WEAK POLITICAL LEADER.

    Like

  • Oh . David get your facts right before opening yuh mout to spew shit

    Like

  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Dr. Simple Simon January 29, 2018 at 2:35 PM
    “Miller etc. had indicated that we have even had tri-sexuals in high office, although he did not explain what is a tri-sexual.”

    How come a person’ who has been through the long horn pipe doesn’t know what is a tri-sexual?

    A tri-sexual is a person (including some women, to be an equal opportunity classifier of perverts) who would ‘Try’ anything including yard fowls and other ‘domesticated’ animals like sheep cow and horse.

    Ask Bush Tea, he was raised on a farm.

    PS: Vincent Haynes, where are you man?

    Like

  • Dr. Simple Simon

    Show me a politician who has a pure heart and is free from sin.

    According to “Your Dictionary,” morals are defined as “the rules that govern which actions are right and which are wrong,”………. and it goes on to list 25 “examples of morals in society.”

    Of the 25, and because of specific reasons, 12 immediately came to mind…… (1) keep your promises, (2) do not cheat, (3) treat others as you want to be treated, (4) be trust worthy, (5) be dependable, (6) respect others, (7) have integrity, (8) be accountable and take responsibility, (9) be loyal, (10) have humility, (11) serve mankind and (12) do not vandalize property.

    Michael Carrington is the Speaker of the House and a dishonest lawyer who illegally with-held the funds/property of his former client….. a wheel chair bound senior citizen named John Griffiths, and repeatedly ignored Griffiths’ requests for payment. Carrington was subsequently ordered by the court to refund Griffiths the funds with interest.

    Michael Carrington’s SINGLE ACT of with-holding Griffiths’ property/funds, saw him breach 11 of the 12 morals I listed above.

    He did not keep his promise to pay;….. he cheated his former client;….. he was not trust worthy, dependable or loyal;….. if he had humility or was prepared (as a lawyer) to serve mankind, he would not have dishonestly with-held the funds; ……..

    ………..and if he had treated Griffiths as he want to be treated and wanted to be held accountable and take responsibility for his actions, he would not have repeatedly ignored Griffiths’ request for payment and would not had to face a civil suit.

    Like

  • Your hignorance continue to know no bounds. Here is an extract from a Barbados Today report. The 4 million refers to monies spent last year of which 2 million is the gift from BTII spent to purchase two pumps that failed to work and had to be replaced, a second time.

    #ja

    He revealed that after learning of the south coast problem the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc had “advanced to the relevant agencies, about $4 million to invest in a piece of technology that it was thought would resolve that problem.

    “We were assured it would. We got the specs, we got the invoice and that money was paid, the equipment was bought, it was installed, but the problems would continue,” he said.

    “While we are not casting any aspersions on the people who were dealing with it at the local level, perhaps this problem is a little bigger than it is being imagined,” he added.

    Like

  • @miller
    “PS: Vincent Haynes, where are you man?”
    The Blogmaster posted a FB exchange between several, and VH was there, Likely taking a BU break. Can’t blame him.

    Like

  • Vincent appears to be too thin skin for the hurly burly of BU.

    Like

  • David why dont you read with clarity and by all means avoid regurgiating what is stated in the local media as gospel

    Like

  • Ah!!

    Like Ras Putin. Was he an early rasta man?

    https://genius.com/Boney-m-rasputin-lyrics

    Like

  • @Artax January 29, 2018 at 3:56 PM Dr. Simple Simon. Show me a politician who has a pure heart and is free from sin.”

    Alas, I can’t. For we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.

    Romans 3:23

    Like

  • A reminder to all, here is your reference to the 4 million- inferring the government has expended sums to maintaining the sewage plant.

    Listen ole goat Artax. You can come wid all the analogies in the world. The facts say differently.The pit toilet was suposed to be effective for thirty five years. The facts say that volume and the inability of the pit toilet to be effective in its operation to handle the waste was the main problem
    The govt said it has already over the eight years spent more than 4million on the pit toilet. Now go figure if 4 million was not a part of mainteance which now has proven to be an exercised in futility at tax payers expense
    You and the leadership can wiggle all you want but the long and short lies in the visionless govt of the day not to factor expansion and commercial growth within the area

    Like

  • David BU has once again highlighted your IGNORANCE and DISHONESTY.

    It is you, ac DLP yard-fowl that should “get your facts right before opening yuh mout to spew shit.”

    You will obviously question or disbelieve any excerpts taken from articles printed by Barbados Today or the Nation………. because they view these newspapers as anti DLP.

    As such, the following excerpt was taken from the Thursday, January 25, 2018 edition of YOUR news paper…….the BARBADOS ADVOCATE:

    “His (Stuart) remarks came as he EXPLAINED that an ATTEMPT was PREVIOUSLY made to rectify the problem with the plant, and though all indications suggested it would work, IT FAILED. He EXPLAINED that the EFFORT involved the PURCHASING of TECHNOLOGY, ACQUIRED with the help of the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. which ADVANCED $4 million to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to pay for it. He said it was then on Independence Day last year that he received a “panicked call” that the problem recurred.”

    So, according to the Advocate’s report of his speech, Stuart admitted the BTII ADVANCED $4M to the BWA on Independence Day LAST YEAR (November 30, 2017)……….

    …………..hence, your comment re: “The govt said it has already over the eight years spent more than 4million on the pit toilet,”………..IS NOT TRUE.

    However, you were correct by your comments admonishing the actions of this inept DLP administration re: “……which now has proven to be an exercise in futility at tax payers’ expense”………………

    ………….because Stuart also ADMITTED “that an ATTEMPT was PREVIOUSLY made to RECTIFY the problem with the plant, and though all indications suggested it would work, IT FAILED.

    Like

  • You are suggesting that, during the past nine years this inept DLP administration DID NOT maintain the plant or “factored expansion and commercial growth within the area”…………..

    ……….because, according to you, “the pit toilet was supposed to be effective for thirty five years.”

    And this makes sense to you?

    Surely you must admit your comment re: “You and the leadership can wiggle all you want but the long and short lies in the visionless govt of the day not to factor expansion and commercial growth within the area..”

    …………..is “justifiably applicable” to the DLP.

    BOTH the BLP & DLP have to share responsibility for the south coast sewage crisis.

    Galileo Galilei said: “I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”

    ac, why do you take pleasure in proving Galileo wrong?

    Like

  • Further more taking the excerpts at face value and with due consideration. Where in the article does it state or make mention by the PM that the technology sought for repair was necessary because of poor maintenance
    I would continue to say that all the talk about poor mainteance by the blp leader and operatives is a one way street to cover the lack of vision and poor planning for the pit toilet by the blp in their all out effort to buy political opportunism via votes at the tax payers expense

    Like

  • “I would continue to say that all the talk about poor mainteance by the blp leader and operatives is a one way street to cover the lack of vision and poor planning for the pit toilet by the blp in their all out effort to buy political opportunism via votes at the tax payers expense.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    The following links have already proven that your above comment and those similar in content are LIES.

    Read and weep!

    https://idblegacy.iadb.org/en/projects/project-description-title,1303.html?id=BA0036&page=15

    https://www.iadb.org/en/project/ba0036

    And I gine keep reminding yuh……

    Like

  • Furthermore in his adress yesterday he outlined the main reasons for the deteriorating conditions with an emphasis on longevity of thirty five years
    Here is a plant that within a shortened time frame of thirty five years need a 4million plus to fix.
    The reason is all systemic to plant design with a failure due to capacity which conventional mainteance would never have been able to resolved due to large volume entering the system daily.

    Like

  • @ David BU

    I believe the following article would be of interest to you, some references were made to contributions to BU relative to the south coast sewage crisis.
    ++++++++++++++++

    Barbados sewage ‘crisis’ causes a flood of problems

    January 22, 2018

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The unthinkable has happened to one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations — and it has struck at the height of tourist season. 2018 began with a sewage leak — which the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) called a “crisis” — seeping across parts of the island’s popular south coast.

    The incident has already caused a slew of problems in the country: residents have had to move to more hospitable areas, many south coast-based businesses have closed, visitors to the island have complained about contracting gastroenteritis, and the tourist-friendly destination has endured unfavourable reviews on travel websites.

    Experts from neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago are assisting the BWA in their efforts to solve the problem; however, Patricia Inniss, head of the BWA’s wastewater division, was quite clear that “every tourist, business person, householder” has to play a part in finding a solution.
    She added, “We are appealing seriously to all — not only residents but larger commercial houses, hotels, large guest houses — we are not going to identify anyone specifically at this point because we don’t know exactly who are the main contributors.”

    The current incident calls to mind past blockages that were caused by inappropriate debris getting into sewer lines, causing damage to sewage pumps and filtering equipment. Inniss has appealed to Barbadians who do not properly dispose of waste and offered her organisation’s help in educating them.

    But action didn’t come fast enough for some countries. In short order, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom put out travel advisories warning their citizens about the risks of travel to Barbados.

    The whole mess has been made worse by the fact that some experts saw it coming. In January 2017, anonymous BWA officials told Barbados Today that the country’s waste system was on the verge of collapse. These same BWA officials also confirmed allegations by Mia Mottley, the country’s opposition leader, that the government had turned down offers to finance the rehabilitation of faulty diffusers and the construction of a proper sewage system for the west coast.

    With regard to the south coast, which is the location of the current effluent leak, the source said, “How can you be building hotels on the south coast and in Bridgetown [the capital] when the entire Bridgetown and south coast sewage plants are outdated and dilapidated? These plants need urgent attention.”

    This lack of attention has turned the controversy into a political football, with Mottley promising that her government will solve the sewage crisis should it win this year’s upcoming general elections and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Small Business Development Donville Inniss defending his government as the poop literally hit the fan — or at least the pavement. He also denied that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government knew about the problem and ignored it.

    Barbadians did not mince words when it came to discussing the issue online. In a post titled,

    A Shitty South Coast, the POPULAR BARBADOS UNDERGROUND blog lamented the current situation:

    “The South Coast of Barbados… has been known at home and abroad as the place to wine, dine and party by locals and tourists alike. Regrettably in the last year the South Coast has been making the news because of sewage overflowing onto public spaces; roadways, residential and business premises.”

    The reality is that the sewage system in Barbados has been poorly maintained through the years and the hodgepodge approach of the BWA has been significantly affected by a lack of funds and pertinent expertise.

    The site also posted videos showing the sewage leak and expressed exasperation with the government’s public relations spin:

    “Many of us were bemused by the decision of ministers of government Richard Sealy and John Boyce to bathe in the shitty waters of the South Coast in order to convince a suspicious public that all was well.

    “We await PR stunt number 2!”

    While sewage continued to flow along parts of Barbados’ south coast, Facebook users expressed their frustration over the government’s mismanagement of the situation:

    “I refuse to eat or even partake in any event on that side of the island this is a downright national shame the government of Barbados should take full responsibility for this national disaster! And this is the perfect example of how they have managed the affairs of Barbadians!”

    Some citizens thought the public health threat was serious enough to be called a national security issue and many more were concerned about the impact of the leak on the country’s tourism sector — a sector which makes up a large majority of Barbados’ gross domestic product (GDP).

    Others noted that there was “still not much substance [being] shared [with] the public”, despite the fact that they are the ones most adversely affected.

    This article written by Janine Mendes-Franco originally appeared on Global Voices on January 22, 2018

    Like

  • that political article stays clear of facts facts that might have brought to light a reasonable and rationale view for the problems but rather prefer to hop scotches its way to sensationalism

    Like

  • Thanks Artax, BU received the backlink notification from Global Voices a few days ago.

    Like

  • “The reason is all systemic to plant design with a failure due to capacity which conventional mainteance would never have been able to resolved due to large volume entering the system daily.”
    ++++++++++++++++++

    Your CREDIBILITY comes into question because it was discovered that you wrote SEVERAL UNTRUTHFUL contributions to this topic.

    And you are NOT an environmental engineer……you are just another DLP yard-fowl spewing political rhetoric to “do damage control” for an inept DLP administration that has failed in its duty to address this problem after being warned about it two years ago.

    But no matter how you try to “spin” the issue and conveniently “shift the goal posts”…….. ………..remember, the following links SUBSTANTIATE the sewage plant was CONCEPTUALIZED by the DLP.

    Read and weep!
    https://idblegacy.iadb.org/en/projects/project-description-title,1303.html?id=BA0036&page=15

    https://www.iadb.org/en/project/ba0036

    And I gine keep reminding yuh……

    Like

  • if you’re intention was prove that you are not a liar or make the PM look good, you have failed on both counts. lmao

    Like

  • BREAKING NEWS

    The Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados 🇧🇧 reported that :

    • The Barbadian economy recorded some growth in 2017

    ( We can thank Chris Sinckler for sticking to his government’s economic policies )

    •. The fiscal deficit recorded some reduction

    We can thank Chris Sinckler for introducing NSRL )

    • The foreign reserves dipped to 6 weeks cover of imports

     ( We can thank Mia Amor Mottley for her DODDS prison scam - for the GOB to fork out - $ 30 million every year to pay 💰 that debt !!!
    

    • The country of Barbados 🇧🇧 is still open for business

    ( We must continue to give thanks to His Majesty King 👑 Freundel Jerome Stuart and his government )
    

    Keep up the good work 🤗🤗🤗🤗

    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