Stuart Going Where His Predecessors Failed to Tread

Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

Tomorrow will be the last sitting of parliament before it is dissolved.  Under the Constitution of Barbados the Prime Minister can- and it appears he will- extend his government into the 90 day unchartered discretionary period within which a general election must be called.  This decision by the government to loiter in Government House against a less than stellar performance and deteriorating social landscape without calling for a mandate from the people, has seen a crescendo of public debate about when will the general election be called. The delay serves to deflate an already low confidence level by civil society which comingles with the notion that not much gets done in a lame duck period of government. The Stuart government seeks to prove 20 million Frenchmen wrong.

Since Barbados weaned itself from under the Union Jack it has nurtured a reputation of being a politically stable country, in fact a model studied by the world. That this government would rupture a well earned reputation by a wanton disregard for the niceties and conventions of a system of government we claim to follow is a worry. The reality is that when parliament is dissolved all ‘seats’ are declared vacant. The Cabinet will continue to function in their roles but without the oversight of parliament. This is where abuse of power can be questioned. Is it worth the reputational damage to secure a couple months in office during a time when it is accepted that the country will mark time until the genera election is over?

In an interesting parallel albeit ironic that the ruling communist party of China plans to remove the 10 year restriction on the president. If achieved it will see the all powerful President Jinping continuing in office possibly for life. Experts opine that this is China’s signal to the world that it has no interest in dismantling a system of government which has served it well enough to be the global power economic superpower it has become. The flipside to the irony unfolding in China was the decision by the UK government in 2011 to impose fixed term elections every five years. The Act allows for a variation if by a two thirds majority a no confidence vote is successful.

If we examine the decision by Stuart against what is unfolding in China  by following a path which precedent and convention in our Wesminsterlike model of government does not support, AND, one that departs from the decision taken by the UK government in 2011 to impose fixed term elections then it is clear Barbados is playing the Rh with how we govern.

It is instructive President David Granger of Guyana declined to attend the 38th HOGs Summit in Haiti but Prime Minister Freundel Stuart essays no similar concerns with foreign reserves at about 4 weeks and the country gripped in abeyance.

It is also instructive that members of the Stuart Cabinet would have allowed partisan politics to define  the non existent legacy they richly deserve.

186 comments

  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fractured and Scared…so who is better…yall got shit running in the streets, so how did bacteria laden shit get to be better…

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  • Well well

    You can continue to sob !

    Barbadians can understand clearer why Mia Mottley can resolve a sewage problem in one week !!

    According to Kerrie Symonds….one thousand pounds of BLUBBER !!

    Makes a very good shit ……SCRUBBER !!

    That is the view of MAM ……as expressed by her ” Rat Botsie ” BLP colleague !!

    They both have experience in …,..cesspool…technology !!!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    And here I was thinking it was Fruendel is the loitering “rat botsie”.

    Ya still did not tell me how a government who is;

    unable to fix belching sewage in the streets for the past 2 or 3 years;

    potholed roads;

    decaying and dilapidated state owned buildings everywhere;

    the economy;

    the transport board;

    corruption in national housing from the days of Lashley, more corruption and destruction in transport board, again with Lashley;

    ……every infrastructure destroyed in the last 10 years;

    …how will a useless government like that better, if ya cant be better or do better in 10 years, there is no way you can do any better than worse in another 5.

    Fractured and Scared…time for yall to leave.

    The longer yall stay, the longer the itemized list of your corruption and incompetence becomes,

    At least try to have some integrity for once.

    Even one of yall bribers is highlighting the corruption in barbadostoday. …particularly of Lashley

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2018/03/01/horrors-and-scandals/

    , they got a copy of the PAC report they say and are disseminating the info, even ya bribers want you gone…go already….what a shame, ya bribers turned on yall and ya can do nothing about it.

    I am stocking up with popcorn and beer for this one.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fools do not need rain to grow.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @Fractured BLP March 1, 2018 at 6:52 PM “when she was responsible for Glendairy Prison , ignored…for years the sound advice of the late Rev. Gordon Matthews and others…to address the vexing problems at that prison.”

    Glendairy was built in 1855 and was overcrowded by 1930, seventy years later, which is long , long before either Mia or her parents were born.

    Glendairy was overcrowded during the British colonial administration, and during the administrations of Grantley Adams, Hugh Cummings, Errol Barrow, Tom Adams, Bernard St. John, Erskine Sandiford and Owen Arthur.

    But the truth is, no government likes to spend money on bad boys–and they are almost always male—so it was easy to ignore the prison.

    Until the prisoners demands could not be ignored when they burned the place down.

    And Mia, poor girl had to get a new prison built quick, quick.

    And she got the job done well and on time.

    Imagine if the prison had burned sometime between 2008 and now.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    @ Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service March 2, 2018 at 6:30 AM,

    Yesterday, I watched an explosive and a revealing speech given by Kerrie Symmonds, at the Barbados Labour Party’s Community Meeting in St. Thomas.

    Here is what your friend Simple Simon said in another post:

    “Sunshine Sunny Shine March 2, 2018 at 6:13 AM #
    You people need to stop focusing on the cunts that make up the DLP, and that sorry ass idiot for a Prime Minister. There is overwhelming evidence to bring serious charges against DLP members for rule breaking, and I would think that pressure should be applied to ascertain the substantial increases millions for certain projects. Attention should be paid, therefore, to the Mottley crew. We need to know what Mottley in the capacity of Prime Minister will do. We need to see if she will go after or get down to the bottom of the skulduggery practice by the DLP,. And, if she has the balls to put the findings of the PAC report in a forensic investigator hand, then in the hands of the police for crimes against taxpayers. Mottley wants all of us to believe that she suddenly found integrity, but will she do a David Thompson and only highlight the wrong, but at the end of it all, do nothing as is the per usual thing that is done by both parties?”

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  • The solution to an overcrowded prison is not the building of a bigger, more expensive one, it is the identification and elimination of the root causes of people needing to be there in the first place.

    Mac Fingall has been going around Barbados preaching about the root cause for years now…

    But neither the simple-mock-doc, nor Mia, nor Fractured …and CERTAINLY not Froon…. have any idea of how to go about solving the REAL problem, so we all opt for the simplistic response of finding money we don’t have, …to find ‘solutions’ that don’t work, …. for problems that they do not understand, ….while the root grows worse and worse…
    Until shit flows from the earth …as if punctured by the pitchfork at the garrison.

    When young people can feel themselves to be SOMEBODY, and be KNOWN for something positive, and can have the opportunity to contribute positively to society…. the prison can be converted to a museum piece…. with just a few lawyers and politicians as inmates to provide some degree of realism.

    The real root causes are deeply entrenched in:
    – lack of enfranchisement – particularly in national land ownership. Land should NOT be a commercial entity, but a not-for-sale family heritage….
    – Sport should be one of the key mechanisms for youth self-expression. Right now is is just a vehicle for useless old people to live large while contributing nothing.
    – Education is fundamentally flawed. The truth about the potentiality of our young people is diametrically opposite to the mendicant, slave-mentality shiite currently propagated in the school system.

    See if wunna can work out why everything is failing……

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Talking Loud…ah think ya mixing up bloggers, Dr. Simple and SSS are two different bloggers..

    SSS is right, Mia’s feet have to be held to the fire, unwaveringly, so she dont get it in her head to protect or pardon her fellow demons Dumbville, Lashley, Lowe, Estwick, Sinckler, Fruendeln and all those currently committing crimes against the people…..and destroying the island,

    She has to be reminded constantly that should she be elected, they must go to prison….or she will never be firgiven or forgotten.

    BTW…studies have proven if you pick up a foreign language when turning middle age, which starts at age 35, your cognitive skills and memory becomes much sharper, just saying.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2018/03/01/workers-complain-ssa-has-no-money-to-pay-them/

    The useless Dennis Lowe…what does he do with all those suppplements earmarked to pay salaries etc….why is there no money to pay workers. …I bet Lowe made sure he was paid though.

    “Workers complain SSA has no money to pay them
    Added by Emmanuel Joseph on March 1, 2018.

    Weekly paid workers at the state-run Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) today summoned their bargaining agent, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), to intercede on their behalf for their wages.

    NUPW Acting General Secretary Delcia Burke told Barbados TODAY the employees complained that management told them the SSA simply did not have any money to pay them.

    There was little information on the situation, including the number of workers who were not paid and how much was involved.

    Burke said the union was investigating the matter, and efforts to reach Acting General Manager Roslyn Knight were unsuccessful up to the time of publication.

    However, the waste collection agency has had a history of financial problems, resulting in frequent garbage pile ups due to a shortage of working trucks…”

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “Until shit flows from the earth …as if punctured by the pitchfork at the garrison.

    When young people can feel themselves to be SOMEBODY, and be KNOWN for something positive, and can have the opportunity to contribute positively to society…. the prison can be converted to a museum piece…. with just a few lawyers and politicians as inmates to provide some degree of realism.”

    Yep.., and that shitty school system, set back EVERY NATURALLY GIFTED, CREATIVE AND TALENTED BLACK CHILD by centuries.

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  • Bushtea
    You really went school at Combermere or next door? How the RH a prison bun down, 100 prisoners in temporary accommodation and in finding an immediate solution, one rebuilds one with a capacity of 80? Who says the layout/construction of Doods does not allow for it to be repurposed for ancillary use in the event of a sustained reduction in the prison population in the future? Stop with the sophistry!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    BTW…when I say pick up a foreign language, I mean learn and speak it everyday or it will never work, I speak at least one every day.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Just posted to Facebook by Mia I supposem but it appears it is Fruendel’s fsult Jamaica wants to leave Caricom, the idiot has no imsginstion, creativity and he cannot implement snything other than shit….sounds familiar, now we can confirm why the islsnd is in such a disgraceful state…with a caricom member so fristrated eith that slow, dumb ass, they feel compelled to speak out..

    Did Comissiong not have this information available to him as eell…

    “February 27, 2018 / Barbados / Jamaica
    Barbados Opposition pleads with Jamaica
    BY GEORGE ALLEYNE

    Photo by George Alleyne
    Barbados Opposition Leader Mia Mottley.

    “Hold strain,” is the plea of Barbados Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, regarding news that Jamaica may soon leave the economic segment of CARICOM.

    The Jamaican government is now considering a recommendation, of a Commission led by former prime minister Bruce Golding, that the island leaves the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) because of the lack of project initiatives implementation, among other things, which are adversely affecting Jamaica.

    The blame for lack of implementation falls squarely on the shoulders of the whoever is the prime minister of Barbados as CARICOM vested CSME lead responsibility in this country’s head.

    Resorts World
    Contending that current Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, has not delivered leadership of this mechanism for regional economic integration, Mottley said over the weekend that once elected her Barbados Labour Party government would in a short time go about reversing Stuart’s failures.

    “We know that the prime minister we have has dropped the ball, but the truth is we know that we can turn it around and we can make things good again in this region and in this country,” she said.

    “I have a message for Andrew Holness the Prime Minister of Jamaica … I ask you to hold strain. Hold on my brother.”

    Against the backdrop of elections scheduled for no later than early June this year in Barbados Mottley added, “to our brothers and sisters in CARICOM, within three months of being elected as the next government of this country we will get the Single Market and Economy going.”

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Corrections:

    Just posted to Facebook by Mia I suppose, but it appears it is Fruendel’s fault Jamaica wants to leave Caricom, the idiot has no imagination, no creativity and he cannot implement anything other than shit….sounds familiar…

    …..now we can confirm why the islsnd is in such a disgraceful state…with a caricom member so frustrated eith that slow, dumb ass, they feel compelled to speak out..

    Did Comissiong not have this information available to him as well…

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Ah mean….not even Caricom heads can stand Fruendel and his slothful, sluggard sluggishness…

    And these clowns Fruendel & Co are fighting to stay in power to continue the same ugly, wasteful practices …really.

    What pisses me off about slow Caribbean leaders, this should have been exposed years ago, why keep it secret and then wait for a recommendation from some old former PM, why not make it a public issue to bring about changes like 8 years ago, when they intuit Fruendel’s laziness.

    ….no wonder Caricom is going nowhere, all the successive PMs are dotish.

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  • @ Enuff
    Bushtea……You really went school at Combermere or next door? How the RH a prison bun down, 100 prisoners in temporary accommodation and in finding an immediate solution, one rebuilds one with a capacity of 80?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Unlike you whose knowledge and understanding is built on those big-name schools which specialise in shiite eddykashun, what Bushie knows comes from a lucky adoption….

    BTW..
    How did the unarmed, restrained, controlled prisoners manage to burn the place again…? when it was saturated with armed prison guards, police, soldiers and lord knows who else…?
    Did we ever find out….?

    Do you not grasp the difference between addressing the REAL long-term, root cause of issues – as opposed to fighting the ‘fires’ caused by the symptoms?
    Any idiot can run around and spend borrowed money to respond to symptoms.
    It takes WISDOM to see the proactive value of applying the stitch in time…. But you did not learn of that in YOUR big-name school … did you?

    It is your kind of ‘education’ that is currently sinking $12M into deep pit toilets – to hide the folly that has gone into the sewerage project for twenty plus years.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Fractured BLP March 1, 2018 at 6:52 PM
    “Now just imagine……again …… this DESPARADO in March 2018 is promising Barbadians that she will fix the South Coast Sewage project……….in one (1) WEEK time ” after she is voted ” into office !!!!
    You hear LIE ???? That is LIE…….
    Just show MAM where the last Sewage pipe passed …….and she will run a new one !!
    Barbados deserves better !!!!!”

    Fcukuptured, the promises being made by the wick(ed)ing Queen Mama Mia- the ‘Opposite’ number to your ‘left–leaning-rearguard-action’ King Fumble in sexual predisposition- is no different from the miasma of broken promises made to the same electorate in 2008 by the dead King Liar the great David (and who was punished, ‘coincidentally’ in true Karma style, for his hubristic ways).

    From lowering the CoL, to sworn affidavit type investigation into Hardwood Housing to locking up and recovering the millions of taxpayers’ dollars stolen during the OSA rule of terror to make Mobutu and Amin look like two singing angels in the sky.

    The same thing is about to befall King Fumble the Humpty Dumpty on the Bajan political wall for similar breach of trust. It’s just a matter of time, as so sweetly sung by Brook Benton. His undying loyal love of his bosom pal Greenverbs Parris will be both the ‘unsealing’ and sealing his fate.

    And so too would it happen to Mia, your ‘Man’, should ‘she’ fail to keep ‘his’ commitments to the electorate even if it is only to recover much of the defrauded millions of their hard-earned money by way of forensic investigations into the tax affairs of the suspected players in the partnership of corruption involving the private sector perpetrators and ministerial conmen aided and abetted by senior public sector managers.

    BTW, FBLP, have you advised your ‘powful-foolish’ boy Fumble to stop making a genuine ass of himself?

    Today, the first “Friggs” day in March 2018 is “D” day; with the ‘D’ standing for anything either for the ‘Dems’ (again) or ‘Deliverance’ from ‘Devilish’ pit of DLP-designed ‘Destruction’.

    Would the joker, with his last card in hand, play it to save his ugly face and be the man he was ‘expected’ to be after the title of “Mr. Integrity” was bestowed on him?

    Have you told him in no uncertain terms he must do his last decent thing of what is remaining of his unproductive political life and set an ‘early’ date for general elections instead of the doors of Parliament being slammed in the most legally ungracious and shameful way in his face to make him look like a true ugly low-class wild boy from Marchfield loitering in the Sunbury plantation yard begging for a pick in the upcoming reaping of the self-sown crop of political tares?

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  • Bushtea
    Pure diversionary tactics and side stepping. The decision to build a smaller prison was not an option. If the building of the prison was planned then your long-term argument would apply. Again i ask, how do you know Dodds is not built in a way that it could be repurposed to provide space for use other than cells? Wouldn’t that qualify for long-term planning even on a forced project? Furthermore, could you tell us if any programmes aimed at reducing recidivism, criminal activity etc were in place prior to the fire? You can’t just flap yuh gums, yuh must tell the whole story.
    I don’t know what big name schools you’re talking about; i have never announced on BU wey I went school, you did.🖐🏾

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  • The building of a new prison was a waste of foreign currency. Some barbed wire and huts made of wood with steel roofs should suffice. The prisoners should repair the roads of this island all day long. Forced labour is not a crime, but a necessity to discipline prisoners.

    This is so typical. Even the prisoners are needy and demand the help of the Barbadian socialist welfare state. Everybody tries to avoid hard work.

    Whenever I drive through this island, I see large fields without crops. In Barbados, nearly everybody wants to sit in A/C cooled rooms with suit and tie and wants to lime. Where are the men made of steel to work, to rebuild society from 7 AM to 6 PM, from Monday to Saturday? Or does anybody really believe that Barbadians will enhance their standard of living with the usual 20 net working hours per week?

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  • @ Tron
    You clearly cannot be a Bajan…
    Your thoughts are much to rational, practical and logical.

    ….Unlike Enuff 🙂
    who continues to NOT get the point….

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  • @ Tron who asked ” Where are the men made of steel to work, to rebuild society from 7 AM to 6 PM, from Monday to Saturday?”

    They sent their children to University so they could get a job to sit in A/C cooled rooms with suit and tie and lime.

    Almost all the men made of steel are dead or dying.

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  • @ Tron who wrote ” I see large fields without crops.”

    Solution. Give ownership of the fields to those who are willing to work them.

    I am sure Bushie can show how this can work.

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  • Bush Tea,

    I live in many countries. Amongst them is Barbados, the most beautiful island in the Caribbean :))

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Pacha…dont know if you checked out News Week, but looks like Ramphosa is keeping his word to South Africans, is it not funny how quickly petitions are being signed to make room in other countries like US, UK, Germany etc for born land thieves and racists..

    That corrupt Zuma deserves a prison sentence now that they kicked his house negro ass out of government,

    “THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION ASKING TRUMP TO LET WHITE FARMERS IN SOUTH AFRICA MIGRATE TO U.S. AFTER COUNTRY VOTES TO FORCE THEM OFF LAND
    BY CHANTAL DA SILVA ON 3/1/18 AT 12:22 PM

    CYRIL RAMAPHOSA
    Updated | More than 12,000 people have signed a petition asking President Donald Trump to let white people in South Africa emigrate to the U.S. amid a vote by the country’s parliament favoring a motion that could see South Africa’s constitution amended to allow for land to be stripped from owners without any compensation. 

    A similar petition, calling on European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May to allow white South Africans into EU countries, has gained nearly 17,000 signatures.

    More than two decades after white-minority rule came to an end in South Africa, most of the country’s profitable farming land is owned by white residents. A recent land audit conducted by Agri SA, a South African agricultural industry association, found that white farmers still control 73 percent of the country’s profitable farming land.

    Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF opposition party, which introduced the motion told parliament, told lawmakers “we must stop being cowards. We must stop working around the white minorities who are governed by the fear of the unknown when it comes to the question of land expropriation without compensation.”

    He said land expropriation would end disparity caused by “criminals who stole our land.”

    Malema also said “the time for reconciliation in South Africa “is over,” News.com.au reported. “Now is the time for justice,” he said, adding, “We must sensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land.”

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  • You are aware that although they are prisoners the country has to observe the rights of all individuals? Aren’t we party to international agreements and conventions which makes it obligatory on our part? Please stop spouting the brown stuff.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

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  • David,

    Read ILO Forced Labour Convention 1930 art. 2(2)(c). My suggestion is in line with international law.

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  • Or Barbados Constitution 14(3)(a).

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  • The jet belonged to South Africa’s notorious Gupta family, whose alleged corruption helped trigger the scandals that recently forced President Jacob Zuma out of office.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-export-bank-says-it-faces-huge-risks-in-south-africas-gupta-affair/article38047667/

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    This afternoon i drove through St Thomas and encountered the Jack and Jill gully. I’m certain that most of you are familiar with this area. Well let me tell you the bush was omnipresent. This is plantation land; yet, i saw no signs of agricultural development.

    During the second world war the British government ran a campaign called “Dig for Britain”. On every blade of land the British public was encouraged to grow food. The campaign was a success.

    Such a policy should be extended to Barbados. The government should introduce a law making it compulsory that all householders have to lease ninety percent of their land towards the pursuit of agriculture. We can not continue to allow wealthy white Bajans, their black counterparts and others to continue to monopolise and to sit idly on their land whilst their fellow citizens remain poor, hungry and idle.

    Land is a finite resource and must be utilised for the development of our economy. If we are truly concerned about improving the lot of our Bajan citizens then the government must act and fast.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    More the reason to bring in international election monitors, the dummy thinks he is being cute like if anyone is impressed, yardfowls dont count as people. .

    “Telesur
    LIVE
    News > World
    Barbados: Opposition Urges PM to Hold Elections
    Published 27 February 2018

    “The opposition leader, Mia Mottley, said this is the season of “political trickery.”

    The prospect of parliamentary elections in Barbados has become a pressing matter as two regional island nations, Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda, have recently announced that their citizens will head to the polls in due time. The opposition leader, Mia Mottley, has reprimanded Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart for not following the lead set by the neighboring islands, instead, refusing to let the people of Barbados know when parliamentary elections will be held.

    She said that this is the season of “political trickery” as politicians in office do all they can to make islanders believe that they’ve been hard at work to make good on their campaign promises. However, the lawmaker said one only needs to look at the sewage crisis affecting the South coast of the island for residents to see otherwise, according to Loop News Barbados.”

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  • Jack in the Box Gully ?

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    @ Hants,

    Just testing you!

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @Talking Loud Saying Nothing March 2, 2018 at 7:38 AM #
    @ Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service March 2, 2018 at 6:30 AM,

    Yesterday, I watched an explosive and a revealing speech given by Kerrie Symmonds, at the Barbados Labour Party’s Community Meeting in St. Thomas.

    Here is what your friend Simple Simon said in another post:

    “Sunshine Sunny Shine March 2, 2018 at 6:13 AM #
    You people need to stop focusing on the cunts that make up the DLP”

    Please note that I am NOT, repeat NOT Sunshine Sunny Shine, and that I have never referred to another human being by the “C” word in either my private life or my blogging life.”

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @Bush Tea March 2, 2018 at 7:57 AM “The solution to an overcrowded prison is not the building of a bigger, more expensive one, it is the identification and elimination of the root causes of people needing to be there in the first place. Mac Fingall has been going around Barbados preaching about the root cause for years now. But neither the simple-mock-doc, nor Mia, nor Fractured…and CERTAINLY not Froon…have any idea of how to go about solving the REAL problem, so we all opt for the simplistic response of finding money we don’t have, …to find ‘solutions’ that don’t work, …for problems that they do not understand, …while the root grows worse and worse…”

    I understand very well why our prison is filled with MEN, young MEN, middle aged MEN and old MEN.

    Our men do not spend near enough time, effort, or money fathering their sons. It is not a difficult problem, but it is a lot of WORK to properly father a son, and too many men prefer sweet life and live in the vain hope that some other man will father their sons.

    Welcome to the real world, brothers.

    Another man WILL NOT father your son.

    You enjoyed the pluck, now you have to do the WORK or live to know that YOUR SON is caged at Dodds.

    Look one afternoon I looked out my kitchen window and saw Glendairy on fire.

    What was Mia supposed to do with 1,000 homeless offenders? Wait until their daddies showed up to spend 20 years fathering them, teaching them to be men/

    No. She did what she had to do. What had to be done immediately.

    So now get thee out into the wilderness with Mac and help him to bring some of our young MEN to earthly salvation.

    God will take care of business on the other side.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @Tron March 2, 2018 at 2:16 PM “Whenever I drive through this island, I see large fields without crops.”

    Why don’t you get out of your air conditioned vehicle and start working some of these idle fields?

    30 degree heat and 100% humidity.

    Piece ‘o cake man.

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  • I worked on a plantation many years ago to finance education.

    95 % of Barbadians would NEVER do that but beg the big nanny state for social welfare. No wonder taxes are so high and food is so expensive.

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  • Must be a mis-print!

    ” The court had heard that Customs documents showed that Delpeache had brought in the fake Puma backpacks, in bulk, at the declared cost of $9 each and then sold them at $110.

    He also brought in the slippers, sneakers and shoes at US$2.33 and sold the slippers for BDS$110, the Creepers sneakers for BDS$450 and the Puma sneakers for BDS$200.”

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    People on FB are calling for an investigation into all the vicious ministers after they are voted out and particularly for criminal action to be taken against them all.

    Lashley is seen as being exceedingly corrupt, a mini version of Zuma.. no more so than his other fellow disgraces, but he is found to be particularly disrespectful and blatant with his scamming and bribery in NHC and Transport Board…..along with his masters.

    The PAC report is making the rounds everywhere, these clowns should all go to prison.

    This is a defining moment for major changes to be made with regards to ministers/politicians and their corrupting forces within the minority business community..

    .. minorities should not have any access to government ministers, let alone the treasury and pension funds.

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  • Just observed 2 rats on an electric pole outside BLP headquarters in Roebuck street eating the BLP posters on the pole !

    Same time Kerrie Symonds passed by and shouted …….oh Rat Botsie !!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂 and the asked …..

    Why the hell 1000 pounds of BLUBBER – MAM – put up me …..picture so early in the election campaign……fuh rats to eat ?????

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fractured & Done…that’s the best you can do now, you are fading. Time is up.

    People are openly calling for yall to be gone on every social media platform. Lashley cant get a fella charged, he is the next in line to hold a charge….none of you are any use to the majority population.

    The trickery and scams against the people are over.

    Hope yall are done packing up ya knick knacks.

    Now go away.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Hants March 3, 2018 at 1:05 AM

    Come on Hants, you know better than to swallow that load of cover-up crap.

    ‘Importing’ crooks can’t pull off that kind of scam without the handsomely rewarded ‘collusion’ of the same people sworn to protect the revenue of the HMS Customs & Excise.

    Greasing palms has been the traditional way to circumvent the eagle eyes of those high-echelon guards sworn to protect and promote the State’s financial viability.

    Let the ordinary person, whether visitor or resident, try pulling such a ‘duties and taxes evasion’ stunt without prior ‘arranged clearance’ and see where you would end up?

    Why not try smuggling illicit things like drugs and guns and see if you don’t end up in the QEH with an enema up your rear and then ‘discharged on your way to Dodds to spend time at Her Majesty’s pleasure?

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  • Mottley’s ideas .

    “With shadow minister of health, and engineer, St George MP Dwight Sutherland sitting beside her,
    Mottley suggested the Government should, as a matter of urgency,

    seek to purchase several modular membrane bioreactor units to mitigate the problem while planning was being done for a full tertiary treatment plant.”

    http://www.thembrsite.com/about-mbrs/what-are-mbrs/

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    These ministers after destroying Transport Board got the unmitigated gall to claim that they are rescuing the entity, with taxpayer’s money of course, how else..

    FYI…people are no longer as stupid as dumb government ministers still believe they are, stop with the lowlife school children trickery to be reelected…it’s over.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The gall of Lashley with his shady, disrespectful self.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2018/03/02/5-million-injection/

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  • @Hants

    Mottley’s ideas to solve the sewage problem have been roasted by the unusually quiet Estwick and Stephen ‘west cut’ Blackett.

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  • What will be useful is for the BAPE to inform on this matter.

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  • @ David,

    We need to hear the theoretical professional SOLUTION from SOLUTIONS BARBADOS.

    I can solve the problem in about 2 weeks but it could cost about $25 million USA and involve the use of a CC-130 Hercules. lol

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  • BAPE shot their wad about two weeks ago. Useless then and now.

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  • Scour the big cities of the world. Hire some of their engineering staff. Fix the mess. Afterwards you can put the local jokers in charge again. Repeat next 15 years
    The frigging best solution so far

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  • Elections in Barbados: changing batteries in a searchlight and expecting more than light.

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  • Eff I wuz Dr.David “We Have Failed” Estwick and Blackett I wud keep quiet, because when Mia raised the issue initially the DLP responded in a similar manner and look where we are now. Anyone that listened to the press conference would know that Mia was obviously advised by “scientific/engineering” people. However, the issue is bigger than science/engineering. If it isn’t why St.Lawrence School shut down? MAM’s comments clearly struck a nerve, and shows that she sees the bigger picture. I guess we’ll wait until there is a health problem or the tourists stop booking to act.

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  • The worsening of the problem on the West Coast clearly demonstrates that the government is struggling to solve. Further a big contributing factor was the inaction by the government as a result of rabid political considerations.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Enuff March 3, 2018 at 3:12 PM
    “If it isn’t why St.Lawrence School shut down? MAM’s comments clearly struck a nerve, and shows that she sees the bigger picture. I guess we’ll wait until there is a health problem or the tourists stop booking to act.”

    There is a health problem, alright, and which will soon be spreading like a pandemic.

    Commonsense should dictate that if human shit is left to flow at will its ‘disease-carrying’ followers would find their way into the food and water distribution systems, the basic pathways to good health.
    The occurrence of so much water on the road must indicate a similar flow underground playing havoc with the foundation of the already leaning utility poles.

    What is happening to the collapsing road surface is just a clear sign of what is taking place underground.

    “As above so below!”

    It’s just a matter of time (if there is no quick-acting solution to this long-known problem)
    before those poles carrying the electrical and communications lifeblood to the South coast begin to fall like dominoes.

    People, you have been warned just like you were warn for over two years about the game of Russian roulette the government was playing with the health and economic well-being of the residents of the South coast and by extension the wider country.

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  • Heard a message read on Brasstacks which I thought was clever yet factual.The whatsapp wrote …..to prove the water that flowing in the streets on the south coast is not safe,not a bird swimming or playing in that water.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    Why is Mia so committed to this Canadian option? A wise leader (and she is) would seek to detach the country’s growing dependency on Canada, a country that has been exploiting Barbados for well over a century.

    We should be looking at developing mutual relationships with smaller, leaner and fitter countries such as Norway, Israel, Finland, et al.

    Am i the only Bajan that abhors this one sided relationship that we share with our North American neighbours?

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  • Should she commit to China?

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  • Where was the toothless pitbull for the last two years when MAM raised the alarm on this problem? I guess he was still pouting that he was again by passed for the Finance ministry by an economic neophyte.

    The incompetent ignoramuses in government sat on their rear ends and decided to do nothing………..MAM asked the PM to call her to discuss the matter……….in his usual nasty condescending way, he got up at a dlp yardfowl event and said he does not call people like MAM.

    Well, their ignorance now has all Barbadians hanging their heads in shame at the raw sewage flowing on our streets. I had dinner last night at a south coast hotel with some friends who have been visiting yearly for umpteen years and they cannot understand how Barbados has been allowed to deteriorate like this. They said this is not the country that they have been visiting for so many years. I tried to encourage them to come again next year……..but that may be a tall order.

    This is the legacy of the dlp………….sewage flowing in our streets with no solution from a “dead” minister only can only now come out at the end of the parliamentary life……..having offered no solutions but want to think that anyone of us care what the hell he has to say after the fact.

    I hope to God John King can beat this greedy idiot!

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing March 3, 2018 at 4:31 PM #

    You are not alone. Canada is a middle ranking country that really punches above its weight. Its two greatest exports are oil and vehicles, both declining, with the US as its major trading partner (Alberta’s tar sands are very expensive to produce), and with Trump’s protectionism, this is withering. Look at what has happened to the NAFTA.
    Canada’s GDP is set to grow by 1.5 per cent over the net fifty years, under performing the global economy, and reducing the nation to near third world status.
    Last year it grew by 3 per cent, but looks set to grow by 2.2 per cent this year and 1.6 per cent next year. Foreign trade is valued at about 64 per cent of GDP and the US buys 75 per cent of its exports.
    Canada has a problem with productivity: 61 per cent of working age women, and 70 per cent of working age men are in employment.
    In the past, the nation dealt with this by increasing immigration; now under the Liberal Trudeau, it wants to reduce its dependence on immigration and encourage more women to return to full-time employment.
    Interesting enough, the Canadians now want to create artificial intelligence cluster – a lesson for UPP and its so-called creative economy and the need to create clusters.
    In real terms, we always seem to hitch our kites to falling stars. On the one side we have the highly dangerous DLP flirtation with China, and on the other an undecided BLP, making itself available to anyone with a big enough wallet.
    Barbados, and the rest of the Caribbean, is a lost cause. Our poverty of ideas is leaving us exposed.

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  • Wow Hal a lot of canadian doom and gloom,but I got to tell ya I havent been feeling it ,all my friends are travelling buying new cars, renovating their houses life is pretty good at the moment but it may be coming I will keep an eye out for it.

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  • lawson March 3, 2018 at 5:43 PM #

    Not my predictions, blame Bill Morneau. Also have a look at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and the Fraser Institute for interesting reports.

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  • I am not among those who think the BLP is undecided in anything.Experience teaches wisdom.When I hear UPP,DLP,SB and all the other crackpots pretend to be suggesting the BLP is not providing the people with their prescriptions and programmes,I think how hypocritical one can become.Owen Arthur,always one to put Barbados first and party second must by now realize it was that strategy inter alia that cost him victory in ’13.Mia is no fool.She is biding her time for when the clown opens his hand and declare the day of reckoning.The DLP won last time out with 31% of the electorate endorsing their foolishness.Providing the 40% or a significant number of them vote this time out,the choice is clear.None of the third runners stand a chance other than to reduce some victorious candidates’ margin.

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  • NorthernObserver

    as I posted before….as a Canadian….please leff we outta dis.

    @HA…”it wants to reduce its dependence on immigration and encourage more women to return to full-time employment.”… where did this come from? Don’t forget, on top of “normal immigration” we had (at least) 30,000 Syrian refugees in 2017, and our southern border has been under increased assault ever since the Donald began. Haitians fah so, plus others. Being a nation of immigrants, even if cut to zero, the family appendages who follow will still form a tidy number annually.

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  • “The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division (WWD) has started dye testing

    on the first of four proposed injection wells, designed to allow the discharge of pre-treated

    sewage deep underground, so remedial work can be carried out on the south coast sewerage network.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/135063/bwa-begins-dye-testing-injection

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  • Yeah their testing to see if anyone dyed from their incompetence.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lawson…ya mean dieING right..lol, lol, lol

    It is dyeing that should have been used, orange hair, orange skin, lol, lol, hahaha

    Facebook and Twitter are still in an uproar over that one.

    “but I got to tell ya I havent been feeling it ,all my friends are travelling buying new cars, renovating their houses life is pretty good at the moment.”

    did I not tell you a couple days ago that life is too good for you right now why you post so much rubbish.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “We should be looking at developing mutual relationships with smaller, leaner and fitter countries such as Norway, Israel, Finland, et al.”

    Forget racist israel,, they are openly and blatantly racist against Black people, last time I checked the island is majority Black, though some still want to pretend otherwise, check recent news about what Israel is doing to Africans, spitting on them in the streets among other extremely nasty things…. stay away from racist countries.

    There is a lot one can learn from the Norway and Finland models to upgrade the island.

    The island can do with a break from Canadian Lawson, let him go vacation in Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica for a few years…..and all those crooks from both North American countries under Panama and Paradise Papers investigation, no one needs them.

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  • Well well

    Why you don’t show more commonsense than you are displaying at the moment ??

    Facebook & Twitter can vote in the Barbados General Elections ???

    Who cares what is posted on those platforms ??

    Wha in 2013 those 2 platforms were filled with all sorts of vitriol against the Dems ……and who won then ??

    I really suggest you go and help MAM find her Law degree & LEC !!

    Jokers

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  • Fractured dunce and I suggest instead of talking sewerage why you do not relocate to the South Coast where you will be right at home and help them clean it up,since the DLP seems to be lost as to what to do.Lately have not heard the arrogant Ms Inniss or the pretty talker Ms Haigh nor even the Mr Halliday who must be wondering what he has gotten himself into,while the Ministers Estwick,Dr Lowe ,Mr Boyce and the PM hide in the background.What sayeth you Fractured,forget LEC and concentrate on the real problem J/A.

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  • Sir, you asked for BAPE’S comment on the matter raised about membrane bio reactor (MBR) technology as an option for use on the South Coast.

    The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers is not a functional engineering consultancy. It is the national body that represents the interest of such consultant groups; of individual engineers; and of the engineering profession itself. It is therefore not within BAPE’S remit to engage in the technical specifics of any particular engineering solution – such as the use of membrane bio reactor technology or even options such as secondary or tertiary level sewerage treatment. There are multiple viable and valid options that are available for such solutions.

    Our concern is that, in the national interest, these complex infrastructural decisions must not be taken in the heat of political rhetoric, but after careful, deliberate, methodological and professional consideration that is led by our best experts – who truly understand the ramifications of the decisions made.

    The original final design choice was a poor compromise that was taken largely on short term political and economic considerations. The lack of an emergency back-up outfall, and the pairing of different pipe systems in a common duct clearly point to this fact.

    Now that the inevitable crisis has come, millions of dollars are being assigned to deep injection wells, bypass systems and other expensive fixes, while the environment and economy suffers the bad decisions taken by non experts over 20 years ago.

    Recent suggestions, that whole new philosophical approaches such as MBR technology should now be introduced is exactly the kind of thinking that gave us the flawed level one plant in the first place. Clearly these political decisions are well intentioned and genuinely conceived, however we continue to reiterate that the technological world of the 21st century is far too complex and sophisticated for such decisions to be made without full involvement of the experts and even the public, in the various pros and cons, and the justifications for the final choices made.

    Unless we establish a new regime for decision-making with respect to national infrastructural projects such as the SCSP, our road and transport network, the water works system and other critical assets, we will only encounter even worse failures. It simply is not possible to successfully conceptualise and manage such complex, large-scale, projects in the absence of professional, dedicated, and transparent management – empowered with full control of the resources needed to follow prescribed construction standards and maintenance schedules.

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  • BAPE

    So no engineers were involved in the original design or no local engineers? I can remember BAPE’s outrage over the flyovers (foreign engineers again), but don’t recall any opposition to the calamity implemented in Wildey as a traffic management solution, “designed” by a local engineer.

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  • MIA said “We will seek the direct assistance and intervention of the Canadian government to send a team of experts”

    https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/water-wastewater/1003405120/1003405120/

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fractured and Duncy….so you are telling yourself that Bajans who can vote in the coming upcoming election dont go on Twitter and Facebook…and voice their opinions loudly and vehemently that they never want to see the current dummies of parliament ever again..

    Jamaica is complaining that your leader Fruendel is slow witted, dumb and lazy….so it begs to reason that his yardfowls are even worse…thanks for the confirmation…..

    …….ya better start caring what is posted to those platforms, in 2013 you could not get a Bajan to give an angry opinion on social media…not so in 2018, 5 years makes a big difference and it is completely outside the backward government’s control.

    But dont you have bigger problems though, like where will you source scratch grain by June and going forward, no more mooching off taxpayers as a yardfowl to useless government ministers…,

    Cow is hiring.

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  • Well well

    You gine have 5 more years of bellyaching!!

    There are 4 seasons of harvest !

    JAH ..,..knows the money 💰 is in !!!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fractured & Duncy…dream on, all of that is wasted bribe money and the electorate is intelligent enough to digitally tape the politicians, ministers and yardfowls who bribe them for votes.

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  • It is neither legal, or even possible, to implement a project on the scale of the sewage project without the involvement of professional engineers. But that is not the point.
    As it is now in Barbados “he who pays the piper, calls the tune”
    Engineers can, and will, design and build whatever they are contracted to execute by the financing agency employing them once it falls within the constraints of the law and basic engineering ethical guidelines.

    What BAPE is talking about is a need for professional and ethical guidelines and Laws, that must override parochial financing considerations in the interest of long term national good.

    We posit that such considerations are best achieved by forcing such complex, large-scale decisions to be driven by non-partisan professional authorities which transcend political and even financing boundaries. Obviously those involved will inevitably have some political biases, but with total transparency, and the involvement of ethics-driven professional bodies such as BAPE, the BAR Association, the BIA, Auditors body etc, there would be far greater chances of us making long term successful decisions.

    We are suggesting that the tune should be called by good sense, extensive professional consideration, public buy-in, and national consensus, rather than just the ability to pay the piper.

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  • Was doing good until he mentioned the BAR Association…..

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  • Well well

    You lost before the bell 🔔 ring !!

    So go back to your cage !!

    With your Facebook & Twiiter accounts !!

    You should know by now thousands of people does shout one thing …….and vote the next !!

    If you doubt yourself……ask Akanni McDowell…….he kept telling the public THOUSANDS of civil servants ……backing he and the NUPW !!!

    Where are these thousands today ????? The last thing they do to Akanni is give him one kick in he ARSE …. and tell he NUPW not leaving CTUSAB !!

    They tell Akanni before that we ain’t supporting you and no – 2 day strike ??

    Well well……FARTHOLE !!

    You have to wait on His Majesty King 👑 Freundel Jerome Stuart !!!

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  • Why criticize for doing it sake? We have a BAPE President who is willing to share information with the BU family and we bellyache? Are all lawyers bad? If they are bad apples it does not defeat the role of the legal officers- lawyers included- system in balancing the justice scale. We all have heard over and over and especially from Dr. Hugh Sealy who was the local consultant for one of the critical stages of the South Cast sewage project, the appetite for the build/spend was a function of what the country could afford and what the lender wanted to advance.

    #jesus

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  • 🙂
    did not rise to the level of #ja status
    Some of us get tired of hearing the same thing over and over
    high-falluting answers but the problems remain unsolved
    big words but the problems remain unsolved
    Are all lawyers bad? Is the BAR Association helpful/useful to the poor man
    The island is decaying
    One thing is certain, as it gets worse, blinkers will fall off
    Wake up

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Duncy….dont forget BU, Instagram, and Nekkid Departure. ..lol..

    ….they are social media too ya know..

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  • BAPE President wrote ” As it is now in Barbados “he who pays the piper, calls the tune ”

    That statement COULD mean that corruption and bribery is the norm in Barbados.

    Note I wrote “COULD”.

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  • Interesting comment by a FB poster.

    Freundel Common Entrance exam is in May. CXC exams where the schools’ halls are set up for exams starts in may all the way into June; you inconsiderate human being why don’t you call the elections so as not to disrupt these important events. You think an extra month or two salary going help you. If that is your goal I hope it last you till the day you die. You think because you know something that no one else knows that makes you important well in the next three months you going to be a regular nobody like most people, and you will never be remembered for anything good. Savor the moment while you can.

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  • A point to ponder.The Guyana election of May 11th 2015 caused havoc with CXC having to postpone exams to June.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @David March 4, 2018 at 1:08 PM “You think an extra month or two salary going help you?”

    My old man used to say that if you don’t fill your bucket when it is raining, don’t expect to fill it with dew.

    The “dew” of these next ninety days won’t fill anybody’s bank account.

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