A Heather Cole Column – Where is the Money?

“In the criminal justice system
treasonous offenses are considered especially heinous.
In Barbados, the dedicated detectives who investigate these
vicious felonies are members of an elite squad
known as the Task Force.
This must be one of their stories.”
Adapted from Law and Order

If Barbados was a properly functioning democracy, in light of the revelation on the front page of The Sunday Sun 4th March, 2018, that the Four Seasons property had been sold to Jada Construction; the Attorney General of Barbados would have announced and held a press conference the next day to inform all Barbadians that he would be investigating this matter. We have not heard a squeak from him and the entire Democratic Labour Party is silent. This is such a grave matter that even though Parliament has dissolved one would have expected him to say something.

The matter in which Jada Construction now holds the conveyance for the Four Seasons Property is not an allegation. By now, the entire island has seen the front page of the conveyance document on the front page of the Sunday sun and most likely seen and read the entire document that was featured on the Barbados Underground two weeks previously on February 20, 2018. There is therefore physical evidence for the entire world to see.

The property was conveyed to Jada Construction on December 19th, 2014 and received and recorded at the Land Registry on March 10th 2015. They are several attorneys at law whose names are on this document and therefore are familiar with the particulars of the conveyance and or sale of the property. Namely, M. Adrian King of Inn Chambers , Lucas street Bridgetown, Annette Yvonne Linton of Briar Hall in Christ Church and Theodore David Gittens of the Rock, St. Peter.

Attorney General is responsible to the Crown, the Courts, the legislature, the executive branch of government but his constitutional responsibility is beyond that of a political minister.

This is the man whose duty among others it is to uphold to Constitution of Barbados, to create laws when they are lacking and to prevent over reach when laws are found to be infringing on the rights of citizens. He is supposed to uphold the conscience of the land that determines what is right from what is wrong. He is also the guardian of the public interest and that includes all tax payers of Barbados.

It leads one to believe that this man never understood what his role is and therefore he could never function in it. His action or lack of action in this matter would not surprise many due to his lack luster performance during his entire tenure of Attorney General. Adriel Brathwaite should have stamped his authority as attorney general with the Integrity Legislation and the Freedom of Information Act to instill the required behaviors of all parliamentarians if they were lacking and reinforcing that they were not above the law. Alas, there has been no accountability or transparency on his watch.

If this was done, he would have been in a position to have demanded the resignation of the Speaker of the House, Michael Carrington when he stole the funds of a wheel chair bound pensioner. He would have insisted Michael Lashley, the then Minister of Housing be fired when it was discovered that he had purposely relayed incorrect information from the Cabinet as well as deliberately altered communication from the Cabinet.

Yet Mr. Brathwaite stood up to justify why a police officer who with intent shot and killed a man was allowed bail. We therefore know that he knows how to selectively use his voice.

His position as Attorney General makes him more than complicit to the sale if he says or does nothing about it. Both the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Tourism are on record providing information which was futurist in nature of a pending sale when the conveyance and or sale had taken place three years previously.

Although Mr. Brathwaite swore an oath to become the Attorney General and uphold the Constitution of Barbados, his actions or lack thereof speaks otherwise. It tells us that he believes that politicians are above the law; that there is one law for the Greeks and another for the Medes. Given this track record, he would have to be a man without a conscience when he asks the people of St. Philip to reelect him again because he has done nothing to uphold Constitution especially with regard to the matter at hand.

Then there is the matter of the missing money, $US60m which the government borrowed from the NIS to repay the ANSA Mcal loan when it was called and now the $US 60m that is mentioned on the Conveyance that Jada Construction now has in its possession. No record can be found of the tender for the sale of the property neither was it advertised in the local press. Hence there has been a breech in the financial rules of the government of Barbados. Neither of these two sums of money has been accounted for at the NIS or in the case of the latter as having entered the Treasury or was reported as revenue earned in the estimates of 2015, 2016 or 2017. However, the latter was recorded by the Auditor General as a receivable in one of his recent reports.

By default, the Attorney General is guilty of dereliction of his duties. The Minister of Finance has lied to Parliament and denied the transaction when the press asked him about it; the Minister of Tourism also lied to the people of Barbados. In my opinion both of them have implicated themselves in this matter of funds missing from the public purse. The people have seen tangible evidence of a conveyance and the Democratic Labour Party Administration is deadly silent. This matter can only be classified as treason because they have betrayed the country. In another time, those guilty of such crimes would be hung, beheaded or quartered. In today’s terms one can easily justify a 25 years to life sentence.

114 comments

  • Well, well, well …

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    F@ractured BLP March 8, 2018 at 6:04 PM Declaring to one and all , those who can make it to Lester Vaughn School on Sunday March 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m His Majesty King 👑 Freundel Jerome Stuart will be making a GRAND ANNOUNCEMENT Could it be : •General Elections Day
    • Barbados Republic Day? •Dissolution of David’s BU blog ?”

    You are such a liar. Nobody believes you. Remember the time you claimed that Owen Arthur was coming to a “D” meeting at the Alexandra School?

    Fruendel is probably going to announce that he is not announcing the election date next sunday,

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @Josh March 8, 2018 at 7:26 PM.

    I sa nake Tennyson Joseph a national hero.

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  • Tron March 8, 2018 at 10:01 PM #

    The truth is that they have NO foreign currency anymore to fix the sewage system. (Quote)

    It takes engineers to repair the mess, not money. If China is our new best buddy, prepared to give the military equipment and build new hotels and sports stadia, on a more important issue such as the nation’s health, why can’t Ms McClean beg them to help – and why can’t they volunteer?

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  • Well well

    The Barbados Lottery give persons …..90 days ….to claim their winnings !!

    Why the BLP cannot wait fuh …..90 days …. to claim the ” prize ” they say they will win ? !!!

    The BLP bet sounds like Rat Botsie……gambling to me !!!

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    Fractured Yardfowl….ya still sqawking…like a yardfowl..

    the foreign reserves will run out before election is called…

    yall could not stop the leaking sewage on the south coast, ya still cant..

    ya cant stop the foreign exchange from trickling to 0 either..

    what a thing..

    tick tock…no more twine.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Hal Austin March 9, 2018 at 3:40 AM

    (Quote): It takes engineers to repair the mess, not money. If China is our new best buddy, prepared to give the military equipment and build new hotels and sports stadia, on a more important issue such as the nation’s health, why can’t Ms McClean beg them to help – and why can’t they volunteer? (Unuote)

    Come on Hal! What are you on about this time around?

    You might have a point regarding the kind of Chinese aid being accepted by the modern-day house slaves selling out their own kith and kin.

    But to expect the Chinese to bail Bajans out of their home-made pit toilet is like asking the white man to promote ‘Black Power’ or the return of the lands stolen over the last 500 years from Native Americans or Aborigines in Anzac.

    The easiest way of controlling a people and taking over their lands and resources is to destroy both their health and culture.

    Barbados is full of engineers like the superfluous lawyers and dime a dozen doctors who have to create imaginary illnesses to survive financially.

    The current Cabinet itself contains two with dozens of BAPE members on call like the same Head of Solutions Barbados.

    Nearly every thing required to rectify the sewerage systems in Barbados must be imported except hard labour and Commonsense.

    Doesn’t imported materials and engineering expertise have to be paid for in hard currency, something Barbados is desperately in need of?

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Fractured BLP March 9, 2018 at 6:24 AM
    “The Barbados Lottery give persons …..90 days ….to claim their winnings !!
    Why the BLP cannot wait fuh …..90 days …. to claim the ” prize ” they say they will win ?”

    Is the stinking liar MoF under advice from the Governor of the CB (now shitting his pantaloons for succumbing to the Peter principle) going to wait the same 90 days before applying to the IMF for a drawdown of Barbados’s special drawing rights (SDRs) to pay for its vital imports like oil fuel and food for the next 3 months?

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  • One day they figure out that you cannot take all the Mercedes SUVs, villas and foreign bank accounts to the underworld, but the shame in the historian´s future textbook will remain forever. Their family names, all the Sincklers, Innisses, Lashleys and Gibsons, are cursed forever.

    The time between 2008 and 2018 on this island will be known as the Great Dark Plague, where sewage was all over the place and Sinckler raged across the island and destroyed everything built up so nicely before.

    What a misery for Goddess Barbados. We need a sacrifice.

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

    Tron March 9, 2018 at 9:50 AM #

    The time between 2008 and 2018 on this island will be known as the Great Dark Plague, where sewage was all over the place and Sinckler raged across the island and destroyed everything built up so nicely before.

    ………………………………………….

    True, but consider this: slightly more than half of the Bajan people you interact with every day voted for this inept, teefin’ giggle of Fools.

    Let that sink in for a minute.

    The idiots walk among us.

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    Duterte of the Phillipines a couple days ago picked up all the fancy cars belonging to his corrupt ministers…made 2 lines in a huge lot, called the ministers outside and had a huge excavator roll over each one of the cars and smashed them smithereens…in front of them.

    that must be the best thing Duterte ever did for the Filipino people.

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    ` Porsche pummeled, Corvettes crushed as Philippines’ Duterte shows he’s tough on tax-dodging
    Reuters Staff
    2 MIN READ
    MANILA (Reuters) – Bulldozers and backhoes pounded more than two dozen seized luxury cars in the Philippines on Tuesday, including Porsches, Mercedes, Jaguars and Corvettes, in a dramatic demolition showcasing the no-nonsense leader’s crackdown on crime and corruption.

    A bulldozer destroys condemned smuggled luxury cars worth 61,626,000.00 pesos (approximately US$1.2 million), which include used Lexus, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar and Corvette Stingray, during the 116th Bureau of Customs founding anniversary in Metro Manila, Philippines February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco `

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  • Must get in this one DAVID.

    The law pertaining to the use of cell phones and having to pull off the road and turn off the vehicle is a positive move. However, the alleged law regarding the driver of a vehicle must get out the vehicle is absurd. Suppose the rain is pouring; or you are in a dark and lonely road at 9 p.m or your car has a flat or you run out of gas….should the driver risk his/her life by getting out? Over 30 countries implemented Cell phone laws and Barbados carries the highest fines $2,000.00 while or Caribbean counterpart like Trinidad is only $225.00. As a matter of fact, the highest is Argentina and Bermuda who carry $500.00. Unfortunately, the RBPF who have no alternative but to uphold the law even under protest. This is what you call Fake decision.

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  • Storm in a teacup.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Stupidity by a police spokesperson who had no clue what he was speaking about, as is being shared on social media, a bluetooth connection costs no more then $160 bds, connect it to your phone, hook it up to your cars visor or where ever, you do not need to get out of your car to make a call.

    This cellphone brouhaha is being used as a distraction away from the real issues that everyone should be focused on, the thieves in and out of parliament who are robbing the people…the missing pensioners and taxpayer’s money.

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  • Well well & Miller

    90 days is 90 days !

    No one in Barbados 🇧🇧 rioting or is about to riot ……according to intelligence gathered by the RBPF or BDF !!

    So Barbadians are patiently waiting for His Majesty King 👑 Freundel Jerome Stuart to announce the General Elections date !!

    But no one – besides the usual BU noisemakers – are showing impatience !!

    The Barbados Lottery on more than one occasion had the experience of CLAIMANTS not collecting their prizes during the 90 day period !!

    Then had to place the prizes back in the lottery pool !!

    So Bajans – in the main – are not bothered about 90 days !!!! They the time will come !!!

    How the BLPites ain’t know that. ????

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  • Three more pay days Fractured, three more pay days is all that’s left. The greedy bastards want every last cent they can milk out of the treasury. I hope they burn in hell with the money.

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  • Fractured: I prefer not to get into discussion with people who divert from reality and focus on insulting people. Everyone have views including you, but you cannot control others who don’t sing from your hymn sheet. People are only interested in knowing when elections will be call. These people are DLP’s; BLP’s; UPP’s; Solutions; and the others.. the more BS you write, the further the electorate will move away from the party.

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  • Tell me why

    The elections will come when His Majesty calls them !

    Barbados have no set Elections date !

    They called when the PM decides …..and he has broken no law !

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The doctors and maybe some lawyers will get the money they accumulated from their scams…they are not going a place with any of it, every penny will have to go towards their health and high maintenance lifestyles.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Fractured DLP

    How can you defend this moronic, crooked Stuart DLP? I mean, I supported the DEMs all my voting life until Freundel Stuart and the get ban showed Barbadians what tyranny looks like. The man does not even address Barbadians directly, but talk all his shite at over and away events. Surely, you cannot be a blind supporter unless you getting bittle. I find when people are diehard supporters, it is because of something or some money they received that make them loyal to the bone. You sound like a sensible person. Tell me, what will make you so devoted to these crooked cunts if you are not on the take.

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  • Gasoline in Guyana today Mar 9th,was REDUCED to Bds$2.00 per litre.Last week the Quisling and the MoF RAISED gasoline in Barbados to $3.44 a litre.We are being robbed by these barefoot hoes left, rite and senter.#blimmuh.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Fractured BLP March 9, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Let your Majesty Lord King Fumble take as long as he likes.

    Let him unreel his line of constant abuse and disrespect by flying his kite in the electorate’s face.

    But time is longer than twine; and we know you are quite familiar with that saying as you can see it being played out on the South coast.

    Let the king of clowns continue with his feckless cat and mouse game with the electorate with the full knowledge he has already determined a date for elections while ‘toying’ with educated Bajans like little children as he did in 2012 (??) with the innocent schoolboy who saw the date written in Rosetta stone hieroglyphics and peeping out the King’s royal backside.

    But there is one date your Royal C**nt can’t postpone. That is the date with the foreign reserves destiny.

    Time has run out for that game of bullshit so ably practiced by the former Guv Deliar who is now singing like a canary escaped from his cage at Dodds prisons after 7 years of incarceration for blaming the falling reserves on the mortgage taken out on that same social investment in the future of social unrest as a result of what is ahead when the forex becomes like platinum on a puny coral island like Barbados.

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  • @Gabriel March 9, 2018 at 6:31 PM #

    Soon the Guyanese will buy up Barbados, rename Bridgetown “New Georgetown” and replace Nelson with Guyana Jones.

    Oil is coming in 2020. They will sell gas for 1 BBD at the station and drive fully loaded Ford F-150, whereas Barbadians will pay 4 BBD or more at the station and drive Toyota Yaris India Edition.

    It is time to say goodbye.

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  • Great post miller………

    The great PM pretender has boxed himself in and there is no wriggle room………never mind the ignorance posted here on BU……….

    One thing of which we are certain he HAS to call the election…….he is out of time. Whatever three week combination he wants to go with……..it has to be by June 5th……..

    At this late stage……..

    Why is this man still clinging to power?
    What does this man still want to do that he has not done? He told us he was asleep.

    Nothing the PM or the DLP now do bothers me……….he has to call the election and I hope that the constitution is amended so that Barbados is never held to ransom ever again.

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  • Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service

    They plan to rob you even more…thanks to the loitering government.

    ` An appeal has been lodged in the High Court against the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) decision, issued on November 28, 2017, on the proposed merger between Sol St Lucia Limited and the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited.

    This was disclosed yesterday by the FTC’s Chairman, Jefferson Cumberbatch, `

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @Fractured BLP March 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM “No one in Barbados 🇧🇧 rioting or is about to riot …according to intelligence gathered by the RBPF or BDF!”

    Do you understand that when people are about to riot they do not typically inform the polic; In fact they make every effort to ensure that the police do not know of their plans.

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  • I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I was told by a lawyer that Adriel Brathwaite has never practiced law in Barbados or in the overseas jurisdiction in which he lived. Apparently, he used to do legal work for a bank.

    If this is true, I now know why he has been so incompetent as attorney general.

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  • Fractured BLP

    Freundel Stuart is a jackass. If he did not spend his tenure as PM interacting and speaking to ALL Barbadians instead of only DLP yard fowls, he would have known the there is strong sentiment on the ground that many, many Barbadians would love it if he called elections tomorrow, in fact, last month.

    But he is too busy thinking that noises coming from other DLP jackasses like you means he has the support of all Barbadians.

    Why are Stuart and his fools in cabinet so frightened to face the public, but prefer to talk about national issues to DLP members only?

    If he was convinced he would win, he should have called the election. Pushing this 90 days thing may backfire, because people are angry.

    Politicians begged me to vote for them, but now want to dictate WHEN I should vote.

    Another thing, I hope the former Senators and the parliamentary secretaries like Jepter Ince, Irene Sandiford-Garner, Harry Husbands, Patrick Todd, Esther Byer are not being paid at the expense of tax payers.

    In my opinion, parliamentary secretaries are not elected, they are political party appointments and pay for them should stop after the dissolution of parliament.

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  • Fractured BLP

    **** Freundel Stuart is a jackass. If he had spent his tenure as PM interacting and speaking to ALL Barbadians instead of only DLP yard fowls, he would have known the there is strong sentiment on the ground that many, many Barbadians would love it if he called elections tomorrow…..

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  • Thomas & Dr. Simple

    Wunnah wasting wunnah time !

    We calling General Elections when we feel to call them !

    So you could ” jump high or jump low ”

    Elections taking place when the King 👑 says.. SO !

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  • Fractured Dunce you all playing powful foolish for now ,enjoy it while it lasts as it will be your last mas in my opinion.The Election has to be called.,and hopefully a situation like this will never occur again where people decide to hold on to power beyond the dissolution of parliament.The Antiguan Pm with a year left called an Election but here we have people loitering in their positions truly a shame.To you Fractured go help clean up the sewerage J/A.

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  • The Fractured Dunce, a DLP yard-fowls is assign, and program by “king Stuart” to come on BU. The others AC/CC hard-drive burnout.

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  • Time was ripe for third parties

    But it looks as though if the choice will be what bajans consider
    as the lesser of two evil.

    Some sees a sweep… I see a close race with the BDLP just crossing the tape first.

    Wake up 4 years later and the same businessmen running the same scams/cons/schemes. And we are here typing the about the DBLP😨

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  • Ignore the typos. You have ignored much worse

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  • Lorenzo

    Don’t get angry 😡 !!

    Get sensible !!!!

    What law has the DLP broken ???

    The Constitution of Barbados clearly sets out the ways Parliament of Barbados can be dissolved !!

    You & other critics – Ad Nauseum lament – only serves to further give rational thinking Barbadians……the folly of you gripping on this issue !!!

    Gaston Browne followed the Antiguan Constitution !!

    King 👑 Stuart is following Barbados’ Constitution !!

    When the Barbados general elections campaign starts shortly…….we will be looking to see you on BU showing the same GUSTO & FERVOUR !!

    Be careful….for what you ask for !!!!

    Just remember your said behavior in 2013 !!!

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  • TheGazer March 10, 2018 at 8:51 AM #

    Are you surprised? Look at the level of public debate? Look at the politicians campaigning and talking waffle? How many of these candidates are held to account?
    A blog like BU should be leading the public discussion, instead what we get is nonsensical pro-party nonsense.
    Rubbish in, rubbish out. Let us start now by being serious about the issues, and respecting each other.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @Fractured BLP March 10, 2018 at 9:08 AM #
    “When the Barbados general elections campaign starts shortly…….we will be looking to see you on BU showing the same GUSTO & FERVOUR !!
    Be careful….for what you ask for !!!!”

    Is that a threat that the Clinging-on King Clown will be signing his own political death warrant “shortly”?

    But the question still remains of what is meant by ‘Shortly’. Is it a “shortly” as oft stated by the cow-smelling Big Sink the “so forth and so” on pathological liar?

    Or is it like tomorrow Sunday at the Lester Vaughn to stop the ‘powful-foolish’ jackass from looking like a predictable disappointing Johnny like those from the land of the dumb and the brain-dead of St. John who are still voting for dead men to represent them in Parliament?

    But let me take back that ‘lowe(e) blow to the good folks from that fertile parish and admit that the smartest man in Bim the pariah Greenverbs does hail from that side of the banana republic having succeeded in manipulating and eventually controlling 3 PMs; one dead with indignity and other two still the butt of living jokes.

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  • Who said the words, to whom and what occasion:

    “Fractured BLP March 8, 2018 at 6:04 PM #
    Declaring to one and all , those who can make it to Lester Vaughn School on Sunday March 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m

    His Majesty King 👑 Freundel Jerome Stuart will be making a GRAND ANNOUNCEMENT

    Could it be :
    • General Elections Day ?
    • Barbados Republic Day ?
    • Dissolution of David’s BU blog ?”

    Fractured: You seems to have a first-hand idea what would be on the agenda this coming Sunday. Hope it is not ITEM 2 since the populace is curious regarding the various gifts from China. Anyway, that can only be achieved if a referendum is overlooked.

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