2013 – 2018 Report of the Public Accounts Committee

Click to read PAC 2013-2018 Report

The contentious Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report for the period 2013 to 2018 has been released on the even of a general election. The PAC is an important working committee of parliament that has been frustrated in its effort through the years.

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  • Dear David the blogmaster: Where is ac. I miss ac. Ask her to come back. Only ac can handle reason and the English language like ac does.

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  • It is not only poor tail politicians who are greedy. In fact I put it to you that the monied class is greedier than the political class. The corruption starts with the monied class. The plantocrats and their descendants have ALWAYS been greedy. The monied class corrupts the political class because the monied class wants more money. They are never satisfied.

    More, more, more.

    Money, money, money.

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  • Interesting bit a trivia just revealed by Kerri Symmonds that a PAC report has not been produced since 1993. This bit of info challenges the assertion of Bush Tea that producing the report is a political gimmick. Say what you want Mia should be congratulated in the circumstances.

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  • Mia is DESPOT !

    Bajans hate a DESPOT !

    Mia always quick to call her press conference !

    In a couple weeks time …….Bajans would see how she responds to the PRESS !

    The amendments to the Police Act are in place !

    There is sufficient cell space at DODDS prison !

    And this is the year 2018 !

    We already have a global story as an example already !

    Mia is a B !

    So don’t be alarmed when BARBADOS 🇧🇧….mirrors BANGLADESH 🇧🇩!!

    Wunna calling for General Elections !

    Get ready to rumble !

    Let the story be your guide !

    Mia will become …….ZIA !!!

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/violent-protests-opposition-leader-jailed-bangladesh-khaleda-zia

    Be warned …….!!!! Bajans

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  • We love Mia. We love Mia. We love Mia.

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    Fractured and Corrupt…and yall are thieves.

    liars and thieves, that cannot change, yall are being talked about everywhere, ya stole too much from taxpayers and the pension fund and left all infrastructure to decay.

    you have no government, stop loitering in parliament.

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  • Well well

    Well take to the streets then ……yuh jokers !!

    Call the NUPW to help you organize a 2 day strike !

    The people of Barbados are so DAMN fed up of the Dems…….the strike will guarantee the fall of the government !!

    Get to work ….,,,you imbecile !!

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  • Well well

    This is the same DLP government you boasted would have fallen 2 months after the 2013 General Elections !!

    This is the same DLP government you said would have defaulted on it’s loan repayments !!

    This is the same DLP government would have gone to the IMF !!!

    The same DLP government that was not going to win 1 damn seat in 2013 !!

    Well well

    Get your marchers & protesters out on the streets !!!

    You big joker !!!

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  • The DLP got outsmarted by MAM.

    They deliberately put the dumb bell in the chair to block the laying of the report but she botched it up. Donville started blocking……..listen to the tape on you tube.

    They were playing for time as they very well know that after last Tuesday, there would have made sure that there would not be another sitting to lay it…….I think that that was the plan but MAM outsmarted the idiots.

    Kerry said tonight the dems on the PAC did their best to frustrate the work of the PAC and carpet baggers like Maxine and Darcy only attended one meeting and that was the meeting when the AG came to announce that they were going to lay in bill in the House putting an end to the PAC.

    Look what that got dem………..idiots!

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  • It seems as though the revelations of this 2013 – 2018 Report of the Public Accounts Committee has Fcuktured BLP hot under the collar.

    Rather than address the issues contained therein, she came out swiping wild and “throwing the kitchen sink” to attack BU.

    You is nuff shiite……doan burst a blood vessel……..hear……..

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  • All the yard fowl clucking aside, the fact is that Michael Lashley lied to the board of the NHC and got a contract quashed and awarded to another company for his own benefit, allegedly.

    The fact is that the Stinkliar was transferring over 2 million dollars every month to the NHC against all financial regulations, a matter that should be approved by Parliament.

    The fact is that the chairman is a lackey of the minister who did his bidding and is now in serious trouble.

    The fact is that by the minister’s lying ways, he put the PS and the General Manager in a serious compromising position.

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  • All this wasted money and todaybsewage was gushing from the area bynLantern Mall….like storm water.

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  • @ David
    Interesting bit a trivia just revealed by Kerri Symmonds that a PAC report has not been produced since 1993….
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Are you looking to take over where ac left off…?

    Not having a PAC report since 1993 only reinforces Bushie’s point that Bajan people are just a bunch of shiite hounds who FULLY deserve the BLP and DLP.

    The ONLY entity in Barbados with a quality, reliable, ‘report’ is the damn Auditor General – and his is not at all flattering to the other entities….

    How low can you put yourself down? – to be singing praises to a political class that failed to do a BASIC job it is paid to do for 35 YEARS …. and then suddenly come up with a ‘report’ on the eve of an election where none of these pissy politicians have been able to articulate a VISION that will drive their tenure…… and where such report CLEARLY shows why one side should be locked up….. Wuh we ALL knew that Stinkliar should have been locked up – from back when he took the funds from the sale of the power company and gave to the four-seasons albinos… and no one knows this better that Mia – who was one of the legal principals… and his friend.

    What do you want to bet that a report could be put together that shows why the BLP clowns should ALSO be locked up for some 12-year-old shiite?

    Only Stockholm Syndrome can explain this Bajan shiite deference to these useless politicians.
    Bushie is disappointed that you think so little of yourself boss….

    @ Prodigal
    …and the fact is that all this was known ‘EVA-SINCE’ by everyone who wanted to know – including your BLP opposition, who did NOTHING while Bridgetown burned. But now, to cement their turn in control of the ruins, they come with a ‘tell-it-all’ tale – that is too little and too late for the country.

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  • @Bush Tea

    All the long talk she must be given credit for producing the report. Will not hold it against her that it is timed to give impetus to a political campaign, it is what political parties the world over do. Special mention goes to Senator John Watson whose attendance assured a quorum because DLP members obviously frustrated the process. Fair is fair!

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  • @ Bush Tea

    Read David: ” Interesting bit a trivia just revealed by Kerri Symmonds that a PAC report has not been produced since 1993. This bit of info challenges the assertion of Bush Tea that producing the report is a political gimmick. Say what you want Mia should be congratulated in the circumstances.

    imagine that he calls the failure of both the Barbados Labour Party and Democratic Labour Party, to produce a PAC report in a quarter of a century an “interesting bit of trivia”.

    Now let us look at the meaning of trivia: Details, considerations , or pieces of information of little importance or value. We could also use: minor details, petty detail, nonessentials etc.

    You by now should know that it is a waste of time taking these people too seriously. David and company have joined those who find beauty in mediocrity.

    DLP in opposition 14 years no report
    BLP in opposition 10 years and and a report now four days before Parliament shuts down.

    People ’bout hey jus’ timimg the pot !!!!

    #enuffofthetwoheadedmonster

    #dumpblpdlp

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  • William Skinner February 25, 2018 at 11:28 PM #

    Some people trivialise discussions when they have nothing of substance to contribute. It is really advertising their appalling ignorance.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fractured and Exposed…….ya seem a little upset….that is the same loitering government we now know without a shadow of a doubt are thieves and should all be in prison…

    …….how do yall steal from your own Black people to give to a bunch of mediocre racists and thieves, how does that work, not one seat, the whole island knows that yall are a bunch of vile, sell out house negros, word spread like wildfire.. ya cant change that..

    I can see where Bushman is coming from, but what’s done is done and the issue right now is to get these thieving corrupt clowns out of parliament permanently one way or the other…

    ….. unfortunately Mia with all her faults and prior collusion with all the thieves involved in ripping off Bajans, is the only one with the tools to push them out and expose the Cow, Bizzy, Bjerjkamn, Maloney gang of known thieves and what they all did …..before the squatting ministers as a last act of hate, vileness and greed sell the entire population to some country that decides slavery is looking profitable again…..we clearly see what these retarded slave minded boys and girls of parliament are capable of, the only way to remove them is allowing Mia to expose them….the new political parties dont have the ammunition that Mia would, even though she only sees fit to use it as a last resort….it is what it is,.

    Lashley, Sinckler, etc already sold out to the few thieving local whites for 10 years while Fruendel hid in the background pretending he is pure and clean, and added insult to injury by bringing back the wretched, repulsive butch stewart to encroach on the beaches and tell bajans they get too much welfare, while they made sure he is the biggest welfare rat on the island, these loitering ministers will look for the highest foreign bidder next to sell out to if reelected to parliament, it is their nature….they gotta go, never to return.

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  • @William

    Are you a jackass?

    In the context of the discussion to suggest that neither party has produced a PAC report means what again?

    Some of you need to internalize what self ‘talk means,

    #JA

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  • William
    I smell aloes! Pray tell when is the last time you’ve even left your Wonderland in Amurka and visited Buhbaduss? Get over losing your deposit.

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  • @ David

    Your favorite word, “jack ass”, might be of some deeper meaning to you and you have already , on more than one occasion informed others of my place in the animal kingdom. I thank you for that.

    All I am saying to you is very simple: There is no where in the animal kingdom where I exist with other four legged creatures or in your world , where you stand proudly on your two feet, that a report of such importance , as the PAC, NOT being produced for a quarter of century, can be seriously described as, in your words, NOT MINE as: “an interesting bit of trivia”.

    In our world it will be described as a blatant act of the dereliction of duty on the part of those who were supposed to produce the report. I cannot blame any other opposition party because as far as we know for the last quarter of century, it would have been either the Barbados Labour Party or the Democratic Labour Party or both,responsible for such a travesty. I am quite certain that you know what travesty means.

    Now David I will further posit that if the Auditor General report which would be very useful to the PAC, is not taken seriously, and the Auditor General has been “producing” reports for over thirty or more years , which clearly show that corruption is rampant and he can scarcely get full details or explanations of how the tax payers money was spent, I would have to say, that for the last thirty or more years the buck would have had to stop at either the Barbados Labour Party or Democratic Labour Party or both, since they would have been in power.

    It is indeed a beautiful morning here in the animal kingdom, where we four legged creatures exist, many of us will spend the day, reading the brilliant and erudite submissions of our two legged friends on BU , who continue to dazzle us with the cannabalism, innuendo, ad hominem attacks, pulling down other two legged creatures’ character and providing prime fodder for the comedians in our kingdom.

    Having taken a long look at you lot, we are proud to have been blessed with four legs and at least one brain, that affords us to think for ourselves. That is why we find your attempts to bray so funny and pathetic.

    #enuffofwunnuhapologists

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  • I seem to recall Owen Arthur literally begging the opposition to convene the PAC and subsequently changed the rules and thus the composition to enable Thompson to stop hiding behind excuses on his failure to perform his PAC duties.As I recall that is what gave rise to Senators now included in the PAC.

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  • William Skinner

    To be fair………… you in the animal kingdom also ENGAGE in a SIMILAR activity of “dazzling us with the cannabalism, innuendo, ad hominem attacks, pulling down other two legged creatures’ character and providing prime fodder for the comedians in our kingdom.”

    You use also innuendo ad hominem attacks and pull down other contributors to this forum……. that exercise they democratic right in supporting the party of their choice………… simply because YOU are not FOND of the BLP or DLP and they are not prepared to support Solutions Barbados.

    You seem to believe you have the supreme authority to DEMAND others to support the party you want them to support and FORCE them to discuss politics in the direction you dictate.

    Shiite………if people want to support “Ninja Man” that’s their right…………get over it.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    It makes one wonder why Fruendel, Sinckler, Kellman and Lashley …plus yardfowls did not think Mia would have the nerve to expose the PAC report….the one piece of useful hard evidence and ammunition she has to unseat them….to convince the electorate that this government is unsuitable, to show the public some of the damage they have done that the people were mostly not aware of, the crimes they committed against people and country.

    What made them think they could get away with this blatant destruction of a whole country, and the opposition would be too afraid to expose all the damage you can see with the naked eye and smell….

    William, maybe you need some more time on earth to learn that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, the issue and reality is this….again,…Mia is ising the ammunition available ….to HER….not Grenville or any other political party, they are still weak and have some ill conceived notion that talk alone will bring down Fruendel & Co……to end the rein of corruption, thefts and destruction this government rained down on the country and people for 10 years….ya said it yaself,..they have only ever in the last 50 plus years 2 governments on the island…naturally one or both are coming to the end of their reign, naturally one or both have to consume and end the other…they have had a long run.

    Neither Grenville nor any of the new political parties have the information, the will or brain power to bring down this government…Mia has, if she is to survive..and after she is done…the rest is left up to the electorate…as a collective…..

    .. these are new and unchartered waters for both the government and opposition, in case you have not noticed….they either stand as one in their decades old corruption against the people and be beaten to death with exposure on social media or one has to destroy the other…to survive.

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  • The PAC tells us what we already know, namely that the cabinet ministers, judges and high bureaucrats are nothing else than Maloney´s slaves and that the NHC is a organization between money laundering and wasting taxpayer´s money.

    Nothing changed since 1834.

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  • @ Artax

    “Shiite………if people want to support “Ninja Man” that’s their right…………get over it.”

    I must say that I often find your submissions to be very well presented. Now all I ask is that you get over the fact that I am diametrically opposed to the Duopoly and has been since 1970 !
    Now I hope you can “get over it” my friend because I agree with you that people can support whomever they please. Kindly extend the same reasoning toward your humble servant. I can oppose whomever I like because that is my “right”.
    Stand straight my friend.

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  • @ Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service February 26, 2018 at 8:20 AM #

    Your position as posted above is clearly reasonable. However, the duopoly will never destroy each other. They ensure each other survives ! What we are witnessing now is nothing new. Both parties are equally corrupt. When you cut off the head of one , the other springs up.
    My dear friend until both heads are cut off, the monster lives. Good luck !

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  • William Skinner February 26, 2018 at 8:40 AM #

    “Kindly extend the same reasoning toward your humble servant. I can oppose whomever I like because that is my “right”.”

    But…..Mr. Skinner………….

    …………that is exactly the point I was trying to make…………based on your contributions, you don’t “extend the same reasoning towards” others…….

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  • @ William Skinner February 26, 2018 at 8:53 AM
    “My dear friend until both heads are cut off, the monster lives. Good luck !”

    Now who would be doing the beheading of the gorgon called the BDLP duopoly?

    The same electorate whose moral image is reflected in the double-sided dealing mirror called Tweedle Bee-cum-Dem?

    The people elect the government they want (and deserve).

    So by decrying, like a ‘laboring’ long playing (LP) record, both ‘labour’ parties you are effectively cussing in a sophisticated version of Bushie’s brass-bowl appellation the very people you expect to save from themselves.

    So why not come out and openly attack the Bajan people (as is your right to do) and stop shooting at their reflection in the political mirror?

    Your ‘youthful’ incursions into the forest of political warfare should have exposed you to the fickleness and vagaries of the Bajan brand of ‘hot and saucy’ electoral politics steeped in the culture of ‘corned beef and biscuits’ instead of convincing policies based on some form of political philosophy.

    Maybe your idealistic clarion calls for political change in the image you see fit for Bajan purpose might not rest so much in the third party ‘Solution’ but moreso in a good dose of dictatorship in either the ‘benign’ Bush Tea or the more radical Pachamama-guillotine style.

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  • This first PAC REPORT in 24 years does indeed smell like South Coast Political Sewage.

    I’m more and more convinced that the Barbadian populace ethier BLP, DLP UPP etc although supposedly highly educated are somewhat lacking in intelligence. If it’s looks like shit, smells like shit you can bet there are politicians involved and it’s definitely SHIT.

    The report does bring to the front some good points, however the political vorboius clouds it’s authenticity.

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  • @ Artax

    “But…..Mr. Skinner………….

    …………that is exactly the point I was trying to make…………based on your contributions, you don’t “extend the same reasoning towards” others…….”

    Please point out in any submission, where I attacked personally anybody on this blog , who wants to support the duopoly. The strongest term I have ever used is “apologists”. Within the last twenty four hours I have used the term “pot timers”. That is a bajan saying about timing the pot while we playing cricket etc…rather light hearted when you have a blogmaster that invites commentary and once you don’t swallow his hop -scotch, you are immediately called a Jack Ass.
    The problem I have is that the supporters of the duopoly, try to convince others that there is some difference between the Bees and Dees. There is not one issue facing this country that cannot be apportioned to the duopoly, in some form or fashion. My position is that they have done equally badly and equally well.
    Stand straight my brother.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    William…Unfortunately, we cannot have it both ways, we know the strengths of the new political parties are not as they should be, too many of them are still too in awe of the Barrow/Adams dynamic from 60 years ago. …which renders them useless in today’s world.

    Mia is in a corner and being pressured to reveal the kind of legacy she wants to leave, if it’s the same legacy as the present government, colluding with minorities and business people to rob the population….or if she is going to clean up her act…….either way you are stuck with that particular status quo until better can be done, until that status quo can be permanently stripped…….which is not too far in the future given the high level of information available…..if she is thinking, it would serve Mia’s self interests much better if she joined forces with the blogs to clean up the scum in and out of parliament and in the business community.

    Case in point regarding the information highway…it took years but Beckles finally found out that the Caribbean descendants of slaves have been paying the descendants of slave owners for centuries for their ancestors freedom from slavery…that is how weakminded and unaware your black leaders in society are, they cannot think at that level and are only made aware when the criminals in UK get fed up and confess……..I posted that information months ago, that is what probably promoted him to do some research….the information was out there for years.

    ..so let’s see what Mia does regarding dismantling the status quo of corruption and thefts with minority whites on the island.

    Let’s see what all black leaders do re dismantling the status quo and institutions of racism and slavery still existing on the island…… .

    Let’s see what the titled asses do about refusing those fake titles out of buckingham palace that has blinded each and every leader post slavery and post independence. ..

    Let’s see if Beckles in all his current outrage gives up the fake title he got from UK…now that he finally realizes after decades that they have all been duped, made to look like uneducated, uninfirmed asses and remained slaves paying off slave masters for freedom…..186 years later.

    There is a lot of work to do….it starts with stripping and dismantling the embedded status quo…..and it starts with the politicians and with these 2 toxic political parties.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    I am not a look what they have done before and look at what they should have done…..kind a person.

    I am a ………look what they could DO NOW with the opportunities that have presented themselves, to make the requisite changes….kinda person.

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  • William Skinner February 26, 2018 at 10:50 AM #

    William you are right about the two main parties. Although all political parties are coalitions, there are no ideological differences between the BLP and DLP.
    What differences there are personalities; even now, on the eve of a crucial general election, one only has to read the various contributions from party supporters to form an opinion of the authors.
    As far as the political parties are concerned, there is no real debate: the DLP, for the last nine years, has failed the nation and continue to blame the Arthur government. I think it was in 2010 they promised the nation a nine-point plan for economic growth. Where is it?
    As far as the BLP is concerned, their negative attacks on the DLP are wasted. The nation knows the DLP government has failed. What we want are positive policies: what would a future BLP government do to rescue the nation.
    The excuse that they do not want to publish their policies too early is just that, an excuse. It is too late now for the DLP to steal any ideas from anyone. All they are doing is securing their financial futures.
    As to the common courtesies accorded to each other on the blog, a fish rots from the head. What I find disappointing is that people who claim to be professionals do not recognise the formal metrics of professionalism: courtesy, tolerance, honesty, truth, transparent standards, grace, know-how.
    But what do you expect when a so-called professional fails to remember what you learn in the very first year of basic finance: a stock market is an equity exchange for listed companies; an economy is a combination of the various institutions that make up the manufacturing, services and public sectors, along with consumption spending, and is managed through fiscal (ministry of finance) and monetary (central bank) policies.
    Most ordinary people do not have any direct interest in the stock market, and indirectly only through their occupational pensions and annuities.
    But, @William, as I have said before, you can form an opinion of people from their contributions. To conflate the economy with the stock market says a lot about one’s knowledge of financial economics. Now you see why some people like anonymity.
    I feel sorry for any clients they may have.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    This is the best opportunity that came along in our lifetime for black governments/politicians/ministers to put their people first sin/without corruption, bribery and thefts, the well known status quo the business community depends on to rob everyone blind….and keep the island and people dependent on them….

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    See on FB where Mia has the complete support of the public for the walkout and exposure of the government’s crimes……now all she has to do is remain consistent to dismantle the system of corruption plaguing and blighting the island.

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  • Let's Not Remember the FAILED DLP

    I have just completed reading the PAC REPORT and all I can say is WOW. I cannot believe this is how Ministers in the island behave, they have complete sold out protecting the public interest.
    I still find it hard to accept that Minister would intentionally lie to a chairman of NHC about the decisions of Cabinet just so that the chairman would terminate a binding contract for Exmouth housing project and then enter into a new contract with another contractor (BJ Investments Ltd) for $5 MILLION DOLLARS more.

    AND IT WAS ALL A BLASTED LIE……………JUST TO TIEF FROM THE CONSOLIDATED FUND?

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Dont for one moment think all of this is not tied together…..how could black people even pretend to be proud to carry these false shit titles..used to blind, steal from and ridicule them without their knowledge for over the last 50 years….let’s see if Mia has the balls to reverse the evil….she knows more than most what this entails.

    “has said that the admission from the British Treasury that former colonies continued to pay for the abolition of slavery was further evidence that slavery is not of the distant past and irrelevant. ”

    “This transfer of public money to the private holders of the slave bonds makes it a present-day activity. We consider this to be an immorality. We consider this to be a duplicity and public dishonesty,” Sir Hilary declared, further vowing to fight for Britain to pay for the atrocities it perpetrated in the Caribbean.”

    .and it becomes beyond criminal, when local minority white thieves, knowing of these still onging wholesale criminal acts by UK against the descendants of slaves are helped by BLACK government ministers to visit more hardships on the people by stealing from the treasury and pension fund..

    …it is particularly distasteful and repulsive when the house negros/ministers of parliament….the lawyers, senators, permanent secretaries are always greedily and readily eager to assist in stealing from their own people….and taking bribes to enrich minority white thieves…

    That is the issue at play and what should be addressed hastily.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    I just saw a clip with shit spouting in the streets of Hastings and these stink, nasty criminals Fruendel, Sinckler, Lashley, Lowe, Estwick and all their enablers am sure have their pockets filled, not one of them are driving through that poop…but the tourists are….the population is forced to….

    They all should go to prison….bribers, bribees and enablers.

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  • WWC,

    History is repeating. Formerly, African kings sold hostile African tribes to Europan businessmen, today the Barbadian bureaucratic elite sells the taxpayer to Ex-European businessmen and foreign villains like Mrs Cahill.

    The actors canged, the drama is the very same.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    That is what has to be dismantled also . ..the house negros of parliament idea that they have to take bribes and give away what their people work for to minority whites because house negros are so damn brain dead…they have no brain power and dont believe their people are capable of progressing on their own without minorities to enslave them, mistreat them and steal from them.

    The house negros in parliament are the problem…big, big problem….look how they have brought the island to its knees with their uneducated, greedy, ignorant, trifling selves.

    The house negros are the weakest link….they are indeed modern day sell outs, all they need is a title and some status and your ass is sold to the very next lowlife, thiefing white who approaches or smiles at them.

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  • @Let’s Not Remember the FAILED DLP February 26, 2018 at 1:52 PM “JUST TO TIEF FROM THE CONSOLIDATED FUND?”

    Nobody steals from the consolidated fund. There is no such thing as a consolidated fund. people steal from the taxpayers pockets, your pockets, your parent’s pockets, and especially from your children’s and grandchildren’s pockets. When we have to pay so much taxes that we have nothing left for our children and grandchildren, who is it that has taken our children’s inheritance?

    But we have unfortunately led the monied and political classes to think of it as the consolidated fund. A great big pot of money which is refilled every year by angels coming down from heaven.

    No it is our money.

    A young friend of mine, [not in government service] paid $38,000 in income tax last year, and the year before and the year before, and so on for nearly twenty years, and for another 20 or 30 years coming; now plus property tax , plus VAT.

    So when young people are taxed at this rate what is their left for them to save for the future, to educate their children, to assist their elderly parents?

    Isn’t it strange that parents will raise a child from infancy to adulthood and the government will say “stick ’em up!! the first $38,000 +NIS belongs to we” even while the youngsters are under no legal obligation to pay 38 cents per year to the parents?

    What a world we live in, when the work that the monied and political classes do is so highly valued, and the work that good parents do is worth nothing.

    No wonder that good parents are becoming scarcer and scarcer.

    Let us abandon our parental duties, because after all good parenting does not pay, and let the government use our tax money to enrich themselves and the monied classes and with what is left let them keep our children in jail at a cost of $60,000 per year.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Looka! Wunna could talk all wunna like. Mia Mottley has provided me with enough reason to say in this one case that she ain’t making no sport. I am glad that she release the report as much as I dislike the corrupt, power-hungry manipulator. She ompletely surprised me. The report is a hair raiser for the crooks we all know that they are. Now if Mia Mottley serious about what she presented in the report as the fact surrounding the DLP skulduggery, then she should be even more pressed to launch a thorough investigation with criminal charges for all the players who operated outside the financial rules of government. That is the only way that I would embrace this rogue.

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  • William Skinner February 26, 2018 at 10:50 AM #

    “The problem I have is that the supporters of the duopoly, try to convince others that there is some difference between the Bees and Dees.”

    Mr. Skinner

    “Appologist” is a personal attack.

    However, I have mentioned in this forum on numerous occasions…..I am of the opinion that there aren’t any fundamental philosophical or ideological differences between the BLP and DLP.

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  • Tron
    (1)Name the African kings and the tribes they sold to Europeans.
    (2)name the bureaucratic elite.

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  • Hal Austin

    Although I highlighted your lies……………you came back to BU with the same shiite?

    You are a so called financial advisor/journalist and bought $1,000 in Divi Southwinds time shares……. then came to this forum to brag about the folly of your investment….and subsequent lied.

    I presented the proof to BU and proved that you are a fraud and liar…………

    …………the ONUS is now on you to present the proff to this forum that I don’t know the difference between the stock market and economy.

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  • @SSS
    why are you surprised? the silly season is upon us.
    But YOU and other voters face the same dilemma? There is no way to accurately predict her seriousness? You don’t find out until AFTER you vote?
    So choose wisely.

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  • We behave like Barbados is the only nation with a duopoly or that there is something inherently wrong with one. The duopoly critics have no problem living in the metropoles were duopolies also exist. I thought the issue would have been what they do/don’t, and if curcumstances changed to a triopoly or oligopoly that the additional parties were examined based on their offerings and not just for simply bringing about numeric change. We are also so consumed with bashing politicians, that acknowledging the ability of the PAC under the chairmanship of Mottley to produce a report, the first in years, must be coloured with what others have not produced. No acceptance of the report representing a 5 year period, the resources required, the process (depending on witnesses, some refusing to attend) and of course the attempts to curtail the entire process. What’s funny is that most of the same critics supported the late David Thompson, who never produced one report and wilfully thwarted Mascoll’s attempt to use the PAC when he was LOTO. People with more skeletons than Westbury parading on BU as paragons of virtues.
    We’re even searching for varying political ideology in a homogenous society.

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  • Let me remind BU about stinking, dishonest, lying Hal Austin……
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Artax February 12, 2018 at 8:48 PM #

    Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 8:17 AM #
    “……… an accountant who cannot tell the difference between the economy and the stock market;”

    Miller

    I wrote a contribution to “Lawson” in which I quoted the following:

    “President Trump relentlessly cited the stock market’s meteoric rise as a sign of his success at restoring confidence in the American economy. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times.”

    Click the following link to read the article and the comments under Trump’s photo.

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

    Hal Austin, the DISHONEST and despicable individual he is, MALICIOUSLY and PURPOSELY used the above Tom Brenner comments reportedly made by Donald Trump…….

    …………as his EVIDENCE that I “cannot tell the difference between the economy and the stock market.”

    …………especially when he cannot refer to anything in my post to “Lawson” that suggested I made a DEFINITIVE correlation between the stock market and the economy.

    Hal Austin should have leveled that accusation at Donald Trump, because Trump was the individual that allegedly said it.

    BU…..judge for yourselves…..who is dishonest and a liar……Hal Austin……..or Artaxerxes?

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  • Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 5:28 PM #

    “I must apologise to you. I said earlier you lie, I am now convinced you simply have mental problems and find it difficult to understand the language. I HAVE NOT SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE LOCATION of Divi Southwinds; what I said was that I have never done business with Divi Southwinds, nor with any other business in or near St Lawrence Gap.

    Now read the following previous contribution the dishonest Hal Austin posted to this forum:

    Hal Austin February 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM #:

    “I made a reference about making a down payment on a timeshare of about Bds$1000 (£300), but when and where did I say it was Divi Southwinds? MORE IMPORTANT, WHAT OR WHERE IS Divi Southwinds?”

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  • The forensic audit team is already in place just waiting to pounce………..you just wait and watch.

    Do you understand why Fumble is afraid to call the election?

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  • Artax February 26, 2018 at 3:41 PM #

    Although I highlighted your lies……………

    You are a so called financial advisor/journalist and bought $1,000 in Divi Southwinds time shares……. (Quote)

    I say again, as you have difficulty in understanding, I am not a financial adviser, have never been, and do no want to be. I have never claimed to be a financial adviser. It is a criminal offence in the UK to claim to be an independent financial adviser when not regulated. The same way it is an offence to claim to be a chartered accountant when you cannot tell the difference between the stock market and the economy.
    Also, I have never done business with Divi-Southwinds to my knowledge. But, the paucity of your arguments show up your unprofessional nature – and you claim to be a chartered accountant.
    I think your colleagues should investigate yo for bringing the profession in disrepute.

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  • I have a gut feeling that elections will be called this weekend. It will be suicidal to go past the date of the March 6 deadline knowing than the twine is getting shorter. After the Business/Union march the Government had a lull space when the Social Partners agreed to meet with them. That would have been the bulls eye to have called election.

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  • Artax February 26, 2018 at 3:50 PM #

    …what I said was that I have never done business with Divi Southwinds, nor with any other business in or near St Lawrence Gap(Quote)

    I have said before I would just ignore you. You have mental problems. Are you sure you are a busy professional person?
    If you re-read the submissions on that blog you will see it was GP who said DiviSouthwinds was in the St Lawrence Gap area, the reason why I said the above. But fabrication comes naturally to you.
    I say again: I have never done business with DiviSouthwinds or any other business in the St Lawrence Gap area. Nor am I now, or ever have been (or claim to be) an independent financial adviser.
    But then again you do not know the purpose of forensic auditing/accountancy. Are you sure you are a qualified accountant. When did you pass your exams?
    Publish your real name and where you work, let the entire nation know who you are and your professional folly.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon February 26, 2018 at 2:46 PM #
    @Let’s Not Remember the FAILED DLP February 26, 2018 at 1:52 PM “JUST TO TIEF FROM THE CONSOLIDATED FUND?”

    There is no such thing as a consolidated fund, only Ms. Alleyne down the gap who can no longer to send her son to UWI, old Ms. Brathwaite up the road who cannot afford to repair her house, and Mr. Clarke whose wife has had a stroke and he cannot even afford to pay a half day helper to assist his devoted wife.

    There is no consolidated fund.

    Just PEOPLE SUFFERING.

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    Mia preempted the government before they could call a snap election…serves them right for being thieves, liars and uneducated idiots, no matter what they do now its too late..

    they are too slow, pompous and arrogant.

    the die is cast.

    they have been exposed, but that is not enough, they should be locked up, both them and their partners in crimes.

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  • Hal Austin

    The fact remains I proved that you’re a LIAR and FRAUD.

    You come to this forum giving the impression that you know everything about everything and have offered all the solutions to solve all of Barbados’ problems.

    You posted a contribution to this forum in which you mentioned buying a $1,000 in time shares from Divi Southwinds. The same hotel you claimed to have not known its location………… and subsequently posted where exactly it is located.

    Let me give a further example of some of the shiite to present to BU. You posted a contribution to this forum in which you mentioned evidence can only be determined as evidence unless is “tested in court under cross examination.”

    Yet, you posted the following:

    “Hal Austin February 26, 2018 at 2:41 AM #: While we are at it, when is officer Gittens going to face the courts for the killing of his neighbour? We still have not been told if the gun used was a service weapon or a privately owned one? If it was a service weapon, did he have permission to take it home? If it was privately owned, did he have a permit? Is he on full pay? In the meantime, questions should be asked in the media and in parliament? Who is the local member of parliament? Why is this member not taking an interesting in the killing of a constituent?”

    You claim to know EVERYTHING about the law and procedures of the court.

    PC Everton Gittens was arrested and charged for murder and is currently on bail, which means the matter is still before the court. And would it not be (using your words) unprofessional/unethical for the parties involved to discuss the intracacies of the case in public?

    Then…….. why should it be revealed to the public, if Gittens used a service or privately owned firearm; if he had permission to take the firearm home; if he had a permit to own a personal firearm; or if he is on full pay? And why should the media ask those questions………especially since the matter is before the court?

    Would not the revealation of this information prejiduce his case?

    Then you come to BU mentioning “you can form an opinion of people from their contributions,” when you contribute some of the most uninformed shiite to this forum.

    Barbados Underground is an INFORMAL FORUM, similarly to a rum shop…… where members of different social strata disassociate themselves from their personal and professional environments to discuss politics, economics, “getting horned,” the man on the “Cream of Wheat” box or any other topic they choose to discuss…….. and there isn’t any need for “formalities.” People duz disagree, cuss one unedder and den fire a drink after…….and tomorrow they leave BU behind to go about their respective businesses.

    If you’re UNABLE to SEPARATE your so called professional life from the rum shop….then therein lies your problem and why people immediately form the opinion that you are an arrogant SOB……. believeing yourself to be much more important than your peers, only because, for example (and according to you), you helped developed a university course or write shiite that could be easily disputed by persons that are more knowledgeable than you are.

    David BU is the blogmaster…….NOT Hal Austin……. and until he decides he had enough of my contributions…….I’m here to stay, whether you LIKE IT OR NOT…….
    …….all you have to do is scroll past my contributions.

    BTW…….uh doan kay wuh yuh suh bout muh…….uh gots nuff clients and duz mek nuff money (built my home and de few apartment without a mortgage)…….dah means uh gots to be doing sumting gud……while you on BU engaing uh man yuh duz call uh idiot.

    hahahahaha..wuh loss…..you gots nuff “cents.”

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  • Hal Austin February 26, 2018 at 4:10 PM #

    “But then again you do not know the purpose of forensic auditing/accountancy.”

    Jackass…….yuh mean yuh back wid dat same shiite again, when I proved you’re a liar? BUT THEN AGAIN YOU MUST BE A JACKASS TO ENGAGE AN IDIOT….and yuh feel proud too………. hahahahahahaha

    I am CHALLENGING you to present to BU where in any of my contributions suggest “I do not know the purpose of forensic auditing/accountancy?”

    Wuh got you vex is dat I duz highlight your stupidity.

    I hope you realize that if there are 100 contributors to BU…….based on your contributions….98…man, I gine gih yuh 97…….are of the opinion you’re a jackass?

    From now onwards I gine conduct a “forensic analysis” (and uh definitely know the purpose of dat wun) of your contributions.

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  • Hal Austin January 16, 2018 at 12:35 PM #:

    “I repeat again, in the UK, the FRC is the disciplinary body for the accounting, actuarial and auditing professions. I WORKED with the ORGANISATION from its CREATION until my RETIREMENT……..”

    Now check his bio and see for yourselves if there is any mention of him working at the FRC:

    Bio:
    Hal Austin is a Senior Editor of the Financial Adviser, and has been an editor there for over ten years.

    Before that he worked as a freelancer, on contract or staff for Professional Pensions, the News of the World, Sunday Times, Sunday People, Evening Standard, BBC Radio, where he was a news and current affairs producer, and for the Daily Mail, where he worked for 14 years.

    Hal, who was born in the Ivy, St Michael, won a scholarship to attend Combermere School and left in 1963. He then went on to study at Middlesex Polytechnic (now university), and undertook various undergraduate and post-graduate studies at Cardiff, Thames Valley and Bristol Universities. Hal also done a number of course at the London Business School.

    Hal has been living in London now for over 40 years, and have been a financial journalist for well over 30 years.
    +++++++++++++++++

    Knowing the arrogant SOB you are……..how come yuh leff out de FRC?

    Hal, you duz mek me laff…..hear…. yuh pants must be on fire……

    Look, doan mek muh bring more, yuh……

    Hahahahahahaha….wuh loss

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  • Prodigal Son February 26, 2018 at 3:50 PM #

    “The forensic audit team is already in place just waiting to pounce………..you just wait and watch.”

    Prodigal

    I would love that to happen.

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  • Artax February 26, 2018 at 5:26 PM #

    “I repeat again, in the UK, the FRC is the disciplinary body for the accounting, actuarial and auditing professions. I WORKED with the ORGANISATION from its CREATION until my RETIREMENT……..”

    Now check his bio and see for yourselves if there is any mention of him working at the FRC:(Quote)

    This language. I have never worked FOR the FRC. It was left out because I have never worked for the FRC. I worked WITH them as an editor reporting on their policies, including auditing, having joint briefings, attending seminars and conferences from its founding, and, as you have left out, senior FRC staff have written for my publication on a number of occasions.
    I was never an employee of the FRC. Nor, you might have noticed, have I worked as a financial adviser.
    You are so petty, which is why I do not believe you are a qualified professional person.

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  • Artax February 26, 2018 at 5:01 PM #

    BTW…….uh doan kay wuh yuh suh bout muh…….uh gots nuff clients and duz mek nuff money (built my home and de few apartment without a mortgage)…….dah means uh gots to be doing sumting gud……while you on BU engaing uh man yuh duz call uh idiot.(Quote)

    So who is boasting now? First, you are a chartered accountant, now you are a man of property and wealth. This is where a discussion with ideas slump to with you. You are intellectually empty.
    I hope your property and wealth were honestly obtained. Just goes to show you do not have to be terribly bright to be wealthy.
    Plse let your clients know that their accountant is Artax see how many you will retain.

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  • I believe Well Well that you’re a PLAGIARIST and not a journalist.

    You never cease to amaze me…..here you are……. a supposedly MATURE, intelligent individual, “nit picking” at shiite…..and actually responding to someone you deem to be “intellectually empty.”

    What does that say about you?

    Hahahahahahaha……Hal Austin you is nuff sport, yuh….

    How is it that an “intellectually empty” individual always SUCCEEDS in “ruffling your feathers” and causing you to react like an immature fretful old man?……….. And you’re describing me as petty?

    Any bet your wife is the “man” of the house.

    Working “for” or “with” the FRC does not make any difference……the point is, it was not mentioned in your bio. And that fact I presented evidence that YOU DO NOT KNOW the disciplanary procudures of that organization, futher proves you’re a liar.

    But, Hal……….rather than the insults and slurs (which does not bother me)…..you need to do two things “to save face”:

    (1). Recover the $1,000 you and your EQUALLY stupid wife lost investing in Divi Southwinds time shares.

    (2). Present to BU where in any of my contributions suggests that I don’t know the difference between the stock market and the economy and that I don’t know the purpose of a forensic audit.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Hal Austin February 26, 2018 at 6:34 PM#

    Hal, you have been ‘outed’ in true Peter Tatchell style by Artax our resident ‘forensic’ researcher.

    Next minute you would be telling us you were once asked by Princess Diana to be her financial adviser and biographer but had to turn it down because of prior commitments to HRH Lizzie.

    We already know you to be a fulsome braggart not only about your third rate academic success but also about being a ‘ladies’ man around the Hendon Town. However, your partner used to sing a different tune about your shortcomings not only in your ‘mannish-boy’ looks but in other ‘performances’ of the non-academic kind.

    Anymore skeletons in the closet other than you being an old washed-up useless alcoholic of a fifth-rate rag sheet black journalist from Ladbrooke Grove fired from the backrooms of Fleet Street and not even the Voice of Hackney black newspaper covering the Stephen Lawrence murder would take on to save your financially sorry ass?

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  • “Any bet your wife is the “man” of the house.”

    I resent that comment. I’ve often have salesmen called wanting to speak to the man of the house. My reply “She is not at home”. It stumps them…

    Confine your reply to Hal..
    Murdah 🙂

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  • Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes calls for urgent action to rebuild the international reserves.

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  • Those who want can check the video BARBADOS TODAY EVENING NEWS – February 26, 2018

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  • Haynes is repeating BU. Nothing else. At least 10,000 civil servants including many appointed laggards must go. Barbados needs some kind of Josef Stalin to clean the public service.

    The jokers from the unions demand higher salaries. OK. On what planet do they live? Surely not in the one failed Caribbean country with the darkest prospect for the next 10 years.

    I did not know that they distribute wead for free in Black Rock.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Tron February 26, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    It’s a crying shame that the Haynes boy, the Millar’ son, just for a mess of Mickey mouse dollars and soon-to-be discredited professional prestige has gone and put himself right into the political fire from which the Deliar Worrell managed to escape at the very last moment before the house made of foreign reserves falling cards collapses on its ‘hiding’ self.

    It is not that too late in the political game for poor boy Haynesie- an ‘economist’ scion of Wendell McClean and Frank Alleyne- to bite the bullet and save his professional soul by telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the true level of the country’s foreign reserves (SDRs and all) and the general state of the economy and its ‘realistic’ outlook.

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  • I hope that all who form the next government, that they will put, Kelly, pitbull, lowlow, and the PM to cut all that bush they have in the Bell and Waterford Bottom

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