Freundel Writes His Name on History’s Page

I did not dissolve it – deliberately – and of course the experts have been giving expressions to their surprise. ‘This is the first time in Barbados’ history, that a parliament was allowed to stand dissolved by effluxion of time’. That is how history is made. History is not made by things happening the same way all the time. History is made by doing things differentlyPrime Minister Freundel Stuart

The quote is credited to the Prime Minister of Barbados in response to wide public disquiet his decision to encroach on the 90 day period the framers of the Constitution provide to have a general election after the dissolution of parliament. For sure the statement can be generously described as puerile and strips bare the reputation earned by Barbados post Independence as a model Black democratic nation punching above its weight class.

Barbados has been reduced  to the butt of jokes brought to a head by a story in the Russian media space with the title Swapping Erections for Elections: Prostitutes Dip Toes in Caribbean .…. We have the ridiculous state of affairs a former prostitute entering the race and a political party by the name of PPP – you guessed it – indicating an interest in contesting the next general election. Say what you will, one cannot imagine this state of affairs occurring if Errol Barrow, Tom Adams  or Owen Arthur were leading the country. Is it accurate to conclude it has to do with leadership?

Prime Minister Stuart has revealed his value-set to Barbadians on numerous occasion, the best example is when he failed to censure the former Speaker of the House MICHAEL CARRINGTON for withholding payment to a client. Monies based on standard procedure should have been deposited in his Clients Account awaiting final disbursement. Because BU is rated a PG blog the blogmaster will be generous in language to describe CARRINGTON. You will recall the prime minister’s advice was to publicly advise CARRINGTON to get a lawyer.  Given the fact there was no crescendo of noise emanating from civil society led by NGOs, Bar Association and others, it brings into question the extent to which political morality is honoured in Barbados.

Notwithstanding, the blogmaster is unable to fathom what political capital Stuart and team is benefitting from subjecting Bajans to the humiliation currently being being experienced. As if the psyche of the Bajan has not suffered a deep puncture and the swagger transformed to a limp as a result of the protracted economic performance downturn.  Today we heard it all when perennial local political scientist Dr. George Belle described our government as a de facto dictatorship.  From a model Black country punching above its weight class to being described by a local academic as a de facto dictatorship!

It seems like yesterday in 2007 the same political arguments were being had. What has changed? TwiddleD has replaced TwiddleB. How will the cycle be disrupted? Besides Natlee championing the cause of the invisible people, what new political narrative have we been hearing?

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “Enuff . Yes the govt borrowed money.To pay bills
    Yes .printed money .To pay bills.
    Raised taxes. To pay bills and keep the economy from collasping.”

    So what use is a government that does not have anything more creative or intelligent to offer other than to BORROW money, sinking the island into massive debt, reducing the pension fund significantingly by borrowing too heavily, or RAISE TAXES too high to govern a country, sinking the citizens into poverty, a government that clearly lacks essential economic skills, no wonder there were over 20 downgrades, the government ministers were never intellectually equipped to be successful financial drivers to lift the island out of the economic morass that they themselves helped create….they are still unequipped to be progressively creative..

    And don’t let’s talk about the 2 billion in reserves they found 10 years ago, where did that money go, it should have been grown to 4 or 5 billion during those 10 years, instead of being reduced to nearly nothing, which proves my point.

    They were useless for 10 years and can only get worse if bajans were foolish enough to reelect them, look at all the shame and disgrace they brought down on themselves and on the island.

    A prime minister who is not educated or savvy enough to hold the minister of finance portfolio is useless….and doomed to fail.

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  • Caswell Franklyn

    Well Well

    It is a cruel irony that the Minister of Finance is not educated or savvy enough to hold the Ministry of Finance.

    Oh by the way, at your age, you should be asleep.

    Sent from my iPad

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Yall letting ac yardfowl pull you into regurgitating the same old discussions you been having on the blog for 10 years….the ministers were all useless from the beginning, they rode into parliament on deception and that is their legacy, secrets, lies, deception and all the scams in between to relieve taxpayers and pensioners of their money.

    They should never be forgiven, but severely punished at the polls instead.

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  • Caswell Franklyn April 9, 2018 1:43 AM

    Well observed. Insomnia is a recognised mental disorder.

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  • Caswell Franklyn

    Hal

    Like you, I am operating on GMT. LOL!

    Sent from my iPad

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  • @ Caswell
    It is a cruel irony that the Minister of Finance is not educated or savvy enough to hold the Ministry of Finance.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Demonstrably true.

    But how about the irony that the PEOPLE of Barbados are not savvy enough to even know that they are being misled, misused, abused and confused? …You included?

    Why would you think that the Tenantries Freehold Act was a good piece of legislation?
    Boss, that was the most stupid and backwards piece of law that has EVER been imposed in Barbados – not counting the Shiite Tax that your friend Stinkliar attempted more recently….which should be in the Guinness Book of Records for Idiocy.

    The fact that you, as well as known BLP ‘yardies’, and even many DLP lackies, support and like this legislation – only confirms Bushie’s theory of 99.9% brass bowlery.

    Lotta shiite!!!

    Basically what Tom Adams did was to formalise what the white people had done during slavery and apprenticeship by allocating the black people to VERY small bits of UNPRODUCTIVE rab lands …from where they then became eternally dependent on the same plantocracy for every basic necessity of life – from food, water, energy, household items …. EVERY SHIITE.
    Just like the SLUMS of the USA.
    How was that innovative?

    Then Arthur came along in his albino-centric ignorance and made it MUCH WORSE by extending it to include lands owned by PROGRESSIVE BLACKS, who had sacrificed to acquire land – and who facilitated others by renting them spots. These PROGRESSIVE BLACKS were then forced to sell off their lands – just like the whites who had acquired theirs through plantation slavery over centuries of exploitation of black people.
    So instead or REWARDING progressive black people, Arthur penalised them and stigmatised them. Clearly he did not understand the parable of the talents.

    Finally, because of this idiotic law, black persons with relatively large land holdings – or even moderate – STOPPED renting land to needy Bajans – for fear of losing their investments, thus driving HOARDS of brass bowls to the NHC, RDC and UDC looking for free houses and for assistance with land for housing….and of course becoming political yardfowls in the process…

    The fallout from this legislative IDIOCY continues to impact the national psyche today, where Bajans resign themselves to the fact that the GOVERNMENT is just a black version of the old plantocracy…… because it has mostly been a wholly owned subsidiary of that plantocracy. Just look at how government has treated the ZR industry of Barbados for another example of shiite legislation.

    Actually Sandiford was an outlier in that regard – and of course they systematically destroyed him – with the firm support of the same mendicant brass bowl blacks.

    What would have been an INNOVATIVE bit of legislation instead of the stupid Tenantry Act would have been laws mandating that – JUST LIKE NIS contributions, employees AUTOMATICALLY receive annual bonus allocation of shares in ANY BUSINESS in which they were employed for more than two years. This should have been designed roughly, such that after 40 years of service, the total employees holdings would collectively be about 40% of the total.

    What would have been ALSO innovative would have been to promote cooperative ownership of any operation doing large scale business with government. Rather than having COW having enjoy 50 years of road building largesse, such contracts could easily have been consigned to cooperative businesses (owned by COW AND employees – but on a co-op basis).
    Instead, the government RESTRICTED credit unions from doing business investments…

    Imagine what Barbados would look like today…. instead of hoards of brass bowls begging for handouts, we could have seen entrepreneurs in multiple areas blossoming out…
    Money B and his father could not have sold out that company to Trinidadians -after exploiting Bajan workers for centuries – if the workers owned 40% of it… Nor could BS&T, BARTEL, BL&P etc have just given away our birthrights like they did, ….to strangers with money…

    The only problem with this approach is that you, Caswell would have to look for a REAL job – instead of depending on the existence of oppressed, slave-like, ‘workers’ to defend….. cause they would all be ‘business persons’ and employers themselves by now…

    Perhaps then you would have BUPPED…..

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Caswell…at my age, I had a 3 day long birthday party and a 3 day long recovery. ..lol

    Sinckler is not worth mentioning, an abject failure, but prime ministers who are intelligent and confident enough to hold the finance minister portfolios are usually quite successful in keeping the economy stable, there is a track record.

    Another reason Grenville is not even worth taking seriously.

    Ha, Ha Fraud, I thought you were too busy giving Natlee advice on how to win her parliamentary seat to be on BU…you will soon be getting a whole gang of former sex workers to advise, hope ya can keep up.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    BTW Ha, Ha, Fraud…ah forgot to mention, Natlee needs a new campaign manager, the pimp moved on to bigger things and gave up his post, so now is your time to shine, you can take his place, make a real name for yourself.

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  • Bushie
    You epitomise the Wonderland thinking. What is the average size of plantation tenantry lots? Any bigger than Coverley or Kingslandnor West Terrace? Do some also include the land former tenants used for agriculture purposes? Thousands of your population are in unsecured security of tenure, which prohibits them from basic amenities such as an indoor toilet, but because they are renting from another black person they should not be allowed to own the lot? The proceeds from the sale of the lots have no value? By the way the heights, terraces and gardens were all once plantation land too.🤔

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  • Boss…
    Bushie epitomises the thinking of someone who has become acutely aware of his ROYAL lineage and heritage. …while you continue to see yourself as the ‘serf’ that black people were conditioned to think themselves of as ….over centuries of slavery – physical and mental…. thankful to be allowed to live and eat a pudding ‘n souse.

    It is why Bushie accepts that only the very best is good enuff for princes, princesses and bushmen.

    You don’t even seem able to contemplate a scenario where blacks OWNED the commanding heights of business, industry and commerce in Bim- which would have been the INEVITABLE result of the creative laws outlined by Bushie. Laws that placed APPROPRIATE value on the labour and contributions that blacks have made to business, commerce and industry in Barbados over the past centuries.

    …all you seem able to conceptualise is the mendicant shiite that drips from useless politicians and ‘legal scholars’ of the ilk that current contaminate our Parliament….

    Do you REALLY think that if Bajans were PROPER shareholders in Barbados INC. you would be able to say that “Thousands of your population are in unsecured security of tenure, which prohibits them from basic amenities such as an indoor toilet, but because they are renting from another black person they should not be allowed to own the lot?”

    THIS IS THANKS TO THE MINDLESS, BRASS-BOWLIC THINKING AND LEGISLATION that is characterised by the self-deprecating thinking such as yours and Caswell’s …. and 99.9 % others in brass bowl land…

    It is no wonder that the ‘intellectuals’ of the time crucified Jesus….
    Were he here today, his donkey would be similarly disposed of….

    ..,.and then wunna have the GALL to pretend surprise at the shiite flowing in the streets, in the parliament, in the business places and even in sports and culture… and seek ‘solutions’ by doing more of the same shiite….

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Bush Tea April 9, 2018 8:47 AM

    Bushie, why don’t you preach such a sermon to that gang of traitors who have been in charge of the ‘commanding heights’ of the political landscape for the past 10 years?

    Don’t you think the CLICO lands should be treated like ‘tenantry’ lands and ‘sold’ at peppercorn prices to the same poor black-brass bowls to turn them into real shareholders in Barbados Inc?

    Check and see who will be the ‘inheritors and beneficiaries’ (hiding like white shadows) of those CLICO lands whose underwriting will fall in the financial lap of the fully mortgaged taxpayers.

    The economic future of the ordinary black Bajan brass-bowl lies not in tourism to be waiters and cooks, cleaners, waiters and pimps in that business of economic prostitution (your own apt description, Bushie) but in your god-approved business called agriculture.

    Don’t you think that if those lands are leased to young hardback black men and women they can become productive again?

    But this time not to produce sugarcane for the white man’s financial taste but cannabis sativa to meet the requirements of the pending pharmaceutical industry as recently announced by your buddy the MoH John Boyce.

    There is a lot of foreign exchange to be saved here, don’t you think so, Bushie?

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  • @ Miller
    You have NO clue of what Bushie is ranting about….
    The ONLY difference between your lot and Froon’s morons, is with …to WHOM the bribe monies will be pain in the next five years.
    The only thing wunna deceitful lawyers can think of is how to grab all available material assets at any cost.

    Why can’t the CLICO policy holders form a co-operative and take over legal control of the CLICO lands? What is wrong with a collaborative approach to owning and utilising such properties?

    Trust you to want to devalue the whole shiite ….and hand it over to brass bowls with ZERO history of accomplishment…. lost term failures. You mean to say that you have learn NOTHING from the stupid ‘Land for the landless” scheme?

    The master said as follows….
    “For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.”

    Meritocracy…
    … this was in response to the EFFECTIVE use of talents provided to servants.
    One does not provide MORE assets to brass bowls who show scant regard for those talents that they were given… quite the opposite.

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  • @Bush Tea

    Good suggestion, a nice to know is the demographic of the Clico investors. Many are likely senior citizens with little energy to do anything except depend on government. Sad.

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  • I have certain knowledge of a situation where about 2 acres of land is taxed and paid by the owner yet the tenants refuse to pay rent for the ‘spots’ rented and firstly threatened the rent collector who withdrew in fear of his life and subsequently threatened the owner and the surveyor,both of whom also withdrew in fear of their lives.The owner has the burden of paying the land tax while the squatters live in substantial walled homes free of tax and rental expense.

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  • A projection made by the U.K. House of Commons is forecasting that by 2030,the world’s richest 1% will own 2/3 of the world’s wealth opening up the possibility of more corruption and more influence on government policy.Barbados seem to have started that process in 2008 and gained momentum with the advent of the Doolittle ain’t-got-a-clue man at the helium in Bay St.

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  • April 9, 2018 12:22 PM

    The failure of our criminal justice system.

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  • Look Bushie you rant, rave and end up confusing and confused. Attempting to insult me does not give your shite argument anymore soundness. The economic enfranchisement you speak of is not dependent on black owners retaining ownership of tenantries. In fact the opportunity to do so is expanded and BOTH can and should co-exist. In one breath you promote land ownership as a stepping stone to enfranchisement and in another against it simply because it involves “redistribution”. You don’t sit and criticise policy based on emotions only, you need evidence. Do you have any evidence to show that the TFPA disadvantaged black land owners or led to ghettos?🖐🏾

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  • “Artax

    The difference is that the Governor of the Central Bank is a creature of the MoF, he reports to that ministry in law doesn’t he?”

    A myth popularized by former Governor Mr Blackman and propagated by a press too lazy to investigate its truthfulness
    read the Central bank Act and the recourse it provides for the Governor should disagreement on policy arises between him/her and Minister of Finance.

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  • Wasn’t it Minister Sinckler who just fired the former Governor Worrell? Enlighten us please!

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  • And Owen (MOF) who dismissed another one….

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  • Wuhloss
    History repeats itself:

    Over 40 years ago the Anglican Dean of the Cathedral railed against Dipper and the DLP, now another Dean has stepped up to the plate with a “mene mene tekel upharsin”- sorry that should be Moses crossing the Red Sea (I am a Bible illiterate) against Freundel.
    I thought the old school tie was “the ties that bind” but it ain’t working for Freundel he is from another generation.

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  • VOTE on JUNE 7th.

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  • @Bush Tea April 9, 2018 5:24 AM “Then Arthur came along in his albino-centric ignorance and made it MUCH WORSE by extending it to include lands owned by PROGRESSIVE BLACKS, who had sacrificed to acquire land – and who facilitated others by renting them spots. These PROGRESSIVE BLACKS were then forced to sell off their lands – just like the whites who had acquired theirs through plantation slavery over centuries of exploitation of black people. So instead or REWARDING progressive black people, Arthur penalised them and stigmatised them. Clearly he did not understand the parable of the talents.

    True. The legislation could have been better designed. An elderly relative of mine, who herself never went beyond elementary school lost her few acres near to the west coast this way. She worked as a plantation labourer, a candy seller, a Saturday pudding and souse lady, and worked her land on the side. Continued working until she was way past 80. Lived very modestly, and bought a few of acres of land, Was soft hearted, let some people put their houses on it. The act permitted her tenants to acquire the land, and now her grandchildren and great grandchildren have to butt ’bout the place looking for land to buy. No acknowledgement at all from any political party that some hard working poor families disadvantaged by the legislation.

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  • When what the government should have done was to compulsorily acquire plantations land, because after all had not the plantations benefited form hundreds of years of free labour? My elderly relative never got any body’s free labour, she worked like a dog from 5 to 85, starting with picking pond grass. and yet she and her grandchildren and her great grandchildren have ended up the losers.

    So an elderly poor black woman ended up paying reparations…for what? She never deprived anybody of their labour.

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  • There is a contradiction in that land was compulsorily obtained for long-standing renters, while at the same time squatters ere allowed to claim land after ten years. With a large number of property owners out of the country, this squatters’ rights encourage criminality.

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  • @David April 9, 2018 12:14 PM “Good suggestion, a nice to know is the demographic of the Clico investors. Many are likely senior citizens with little energy to do anything except depend on government.”

    Just to remind you David that everyone of the CLICO policy holders have sons and daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews etc. All of these descendants have to eat, have to live, can prosper from access to land and money.

    So if the old people can’t manage o work the land anymore, why not pass it on to their children, and their children’s children. Isn’t that what the white people/plantocrats have always done?

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  • @Gabriel April 9, 2018 12:22 PM “I have certain knowledge of a situation where about 2 acres of land is taxed and paid by the owner yet the tenants refuse to pay rent.”

    @Hal Austin April 9, 2018 12:34 PM “The failure of our criminal justice system.”

    Matthew, Chapter 21-verses 33 to 39 “There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard; he fenced it round, dug a winepress in it and built a tower; then he leased it to tenants and went abroad. When vintage time drew near he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his servants, thrashed one, killed another and stoned a third. Next he sent some more servants, this time a larger number, and they dealt with them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them thinking, “They will respect my son.” But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, “This is the heir. Come on, let us kill him and take over his inheritance.” So they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.”

    There has always been wufless tenants.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    NEWS RELEASE.

    It is rumoured (on CBC REporting Lies) that, in an upset vote at the HQ of the Demonic Lying Party, DLP Fumbles Stuart was ousted by the Eager 11, and has quit the DLP.

    It is also rumored that Fumbles will run as leader of the Pimps and Prostitutes Party.

    When contacted the PPP spokesman is alleged to have said “Fumbles is the most Qualified Pimp and Prostitute that our party could have attracted”

    The spokesman also went on to say “..we are expecting the rest of the incumbent prostitutes, including the Eager 11 from the DLP, to join him…since water finds its own level”

    “The other 14 prostitutes scheduled to run on the 30 person slate, we are not too sure of since they are “sitting on the Hill, not fence, at this time”

    Prostitutes from Bush Hill are protesting at this time and have said that this is an insult to their profession.

    Lead prostitute *** (name withheld for various reasons heheheheheh) is said to have said “we are prostitutes, we sell fronts, WE ARE NOT LOWEDOWN SLUTS and we are insulted by this news…how low can Barbados go…the next thing you know and we will have de average coolie man and trinidians running for parliament…!!”

    The Leading Garrison Prostitute Man, thusly called because he went to the Garsun, NOT BECAUSE HE SELLS FRONTS, OR BACKS. on the Garsun, could not be reached for comment

    FROM CBC REPORTING LIES

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  • PieceuhDeRockYeahRight

    @ The Honourable Blogmaster, Your worthy assistance please with another item of little import

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  • Are-we-there-yet

    Hants @ 2:21 pm

    Your news is usually not Fake, but the date of June 7th sounds impossible under the Law.

    Source Please!

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  • Was it under the Arthur administration that the tenantries freehold purchase act was extended to the urban tenantries and all other parcels of land with 5 tenants or more? I thought this was done during the Sandiford administration.

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  • IN 1990 the Tenantries Freehold Purchase (Amendment) Act, 1989, came into operation and made significant changes to the original act. Section 2(1) outlined its purpose and reads:

    “The purpose of this act is to modify the right of qualified tenants residing on non-plantation tenantries of five lots or less to purchase the lots of which they are tenants, and to establish a right of sub-tenants who satisfy the requirements of the act to purchase the freehold of the lot on which they are residing.” The main change effected by the act was that for a non-plantation tenantry, the land had to be sub-divided into at least six lots; while the original law had required only two.
    Additionally, the law specifically granted sub-tenants the right to purchase “in the absence of the tenant or in the absence of the spouse, child, brother, sister or parent of the tenant”. Originally sub-tenants were not covered by the tenantries legislation.

    Further changes were made to the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act in 2001. These were made for the “widening of the scope of the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act to allow certain tenants to benefit from its provisions”. That act provided, among other things, for a government subsidy to assist tenants with the purchase of their lots.
    When the law was changed in 1990, provisions were inserted to preserve the rights of some tenants who resided in tenantries of two to five lots who had satisfied certain conditions as at February 1, 1990.

    The combination of the 1989 and 2001 amendments has resulted in the following situation. The right to purchase is retained by tenants in tenantries of two to five lots where as at February 1, 1990:

    The tenant had exercised his right to purchase. The tenant exercises his right to purchase by giving notice to the landlord of his intention to do so; or
    The tenant had carried out substantial improvements to the lot in respect of which he had the right to purchase (The act defined “substantial improvements” as “the construction in stone, brick and concrete, of a dwellinghouse and includes the construction of water-borne toilet facilities”.); or
    The tenant was residing on a lot for a period of 20 years or more.

    The amendment at (3) above was made in 2001 and came into effect on August 9, 2001.

    Even with the amendments mentioned above, some tenants who would have qualified under the legislation introduced in 1980 would have lost their right to purchase. To assist them, provision was made in the act to permit them to purchase from the Crown a suitable lot at a price to be agreed between the Crown and the tenant.

    Right to be paid

    Where the Crown is unable to find a suitable lot, the tenant has a right to be paid by the Crown a sum of money “that fairly represents the value of the right to purchase the freehold”.

    For the avoidance of doubt, I should mention that tenants who occupy single lots are not protected no matter how long they have been residing on the lots, and they can be evicted if given the appropriate notice.

    The purchase price of land in plantation tenantries has been fixed at $1 per square metre (with a minimum price of $300) “or by agreement between the parties, whichever is the smaller amount”.

    In non-plantation tenantries, Section 10 of the Tenantries Freehold Purchase (Amendment) Act 2001 provides: “The price payable by the tenant for a lot in a tenantry other than a plantation tenantry shall not exceed $2.50 per square foot, but where the open market price of the lot exceeds $2.50 per square foot, there shall be payable to the landlord a government subsidy of the difference between the open market price and the $2.50”.

    Under Section 10 of the act, the Government pays the subsidy of the act up to 5 000 square feet. The tenant pays the market price for the remainder of the land. This policy has been effected through the agency of the Urban Development Commission.

    • Cecil McCarthy is a Queen’s Counsel. Send your letters to Everyday Law, Nation House, Fontabelle, St Michael. Send your email to cnmcc@caribsurf.com.

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  • @ Are-we-there-yet,

    This time, the election date is set for the first Thursday in June.

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  • Caswell Franklyn

    It should be noted that the Belle, St. Michael was included in the list of plantation tenantries in the First Schedule to the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act. As such, the land should have been sold at 10 cents per square foot. However, the present administration sold the land at Licorish Village, My Lord’s Hill (a tenantry of the Belle) at $2.50 per square foot.

    Sent from my iPad

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  • @ Enuff
    Look Bushie you rant, rave and end up confusing and confused. Attempting to insult me does not give your shite argument anymore soundness.
    +++++++++++++++++++
    Boss, just the fact that Bushie got you to post such long expositions today should be a clear sign to everyone that there is bush under your skin….
    By now you must have reread your 12.41 post and regretted hitting the “post comment” button…. you wrote that in Hastings..?

    How the hell can the BLP be engaged in enfranchisement, when wunna deliberately target hardworking BLACK entrepreneurs and rip them to shreds?

    Imagine…
    Someone works like hell to buy a few acres of land, kind-heartedly agrees to rent to some BB who could not be bothered to buy their own, and your government comes along and confiscate the damn land and gives it to the loafers… leaving both poor, and the productive person disenchanted and reluctant to start over.

    A fellow scrunts and buys a ZR, works his ass off to get it on the road… and helps commuters to get to and from work on time in the absence of busses… What wunna do? ….Tax their donkeys to kingdom come; hound them with police and court; keep them in a pissy van stand; and FORCE them to subsidise bus fares for loafers like Simple Simon who refuse to buy a damn car….while the inefficient Transport board gets millions of free money.

    …and how about wunna treatment of the VERY people who for centuries exploited black people as slaves… ?
    Those fellows are even richer now than when we were their physical slaves….thanks to wunna shiite laws.
    They are living like kings.
    Getting money from NIS to build their play grounds;
    Getting free money for water NOT even desalinated…
    Guaranteed contracts for shiite roads, 3S, VECO,

    Then you minding Caswel, playing that you praising the Tenantries Act….?
    You should not feel insulted…. wunna should feel ashamed….

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  • If you think that is bad, wait until the patsy Grenville with his delusions of being prime minister accidentally succeeds and the Weatherhead clan who are the REAL DRIVERS BEHIND SB, GET THEIR SLIMY HANDS ON ANY POWER IN Barbados…given Grenville’s dictator tendencies, I am not at all surprised to find out that their end game does not include the majority population.

    they have all been getting free money at the population’s expense for decades, let them get their hands on any free power and you will then have something to cry about….shit happens all the time, Fruendolitte and his gang of idiots happened didn’t they, by a freaking fluke and they happened for 10 whole years.

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  • Nobody is noticing that the public CBCTV is being used everyday to favour the ruling DLP.Tonight it was the word-biting tongue of Bobby Morris giving fake news on the state of health of one Denis Lowe,that he is sick but he send his regards and he will expect them to support his candidacy when the truth is that Stuart delaying the election date to accommodate Lowe’s hopeful return to health.Lowe is a very sick man.That should be obvious to the people of Ch Ch East. Public funded CBC TV is continuing its favouritism by giving lots of exposure to the candidate for the City.There must be a foreign body such as the OAS that the other parties can lodge a complaint of this one sided TV coverage designed to favour the ruling party whether D or B.

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  • Not to bother Caswell…

    Only about 71 people bother to watch CBC …and at least 50 of those turn around and moon the parade of government ministers and lackies like Bobby when they show up….

    Man join the majority and make it 51 nuh….!!
    that way, it is worth having them on CBC.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Bobby Morris is a jackass trying to fool bajans as usual, last word I had about Lowe, he was doing so poorly he had to be flown off island.

    I dont know how Morris could be so disrespectful and deceitful to his own people as to tell them “that is all they need to know”…Lowe is still being paid by taxpayers and so is Morris and they have a right to know more, who the hell does he think he is, who the hell do any of them think they are…

    …..to top it off ya have Dumbville spewing even more and a very special brand of shit at the people.

    These negros are too deceitful to their own people.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fruendolittle is doing everything in his power not to call that election date..

    Lowe’s illness should not interfere in the election process, he is very ill and someone else should have been already chosen to run in his place.

    More the reason to punish Fruendolittle and this government for the shit they are doing to the people…still, even after parliament expired and there is no reason not to get the election over with..

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  • Caswell Franklyn April 9, 2018 7:34 PM

    However, the present administration sold the land at Licorish Village, My Lord’s Hill (a tenantry of the Belle) at $2.50 per square foot(Quote)

    The land that was sold was not technically Licorish Village. The tenantry which belonged to the owners of the Belle (and Neil’s) plantation, the Harewood and Lascelles families (related to the Queen from her mother’s side).
    Licorish Village was previously owned by Licorish (as in the name) which was related to the owner of the neighbouring Welches plantation. The father of the famed footballer and soldier, Walter Tull, now being celebrated in the UK, came from Licorish Village.
    The person with expert knowledge on all this is Elombe Mottley, our best cultural historian. Or have I got it wrong. I used to walk through the Gully, as we called it, from school; the area formed part of the landscape of my youth. Bradford cricket team, which played in the BCL, played on land owned by the Belle. It was the team that produced the Riley family (Cecil, Tom and Dick).
    @John, maybe you have a record of he religious affiliations of the Welch and Licorish families.f

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Hal Austin April 10, 2018 6:33 AM
    “The father of the famed footballer and soldier, Walter Tull, now being celebrated in the UK, came from Licorish Village.”

    Since you like to style yourself as a 100% ‘educated’ Bajan why not educate the ignorant illiterate Bajan keyboard warriors about this great man of Bajan heritage?

    A ‘man for all seasons’ who, had he been born 50 years later, would have been in the league of Muhammad Ali, Pelé, Sir Garry or even Paul Robeson.

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  • @millertheanunnaki April 10, 2018 8:57 AM “why not educate the ignorant illiterate Bajan keyboard warriors about this great man of Bajan heritage??
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Tull
    Walter Tull

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  • @Gabriel April 9, 2018 9:54 PM “Denis Lowe,that he is sick.”

    Don’t know the man. Don’t know if he is sick. Don’t know whether he is so sick that he is unlikely to recover. But what i do know that a whole nation should not be kept waiting because of the alleged poor health of one person. if a person is too ill to do their job and if they are unlikely to recover it is ok to send them on medical leave, with all the benefits people on medical leave are entitled to.

    When the person recovers then they can return to their old job or to seek a new job. They may not have taught that at Boys Foundation but we all learn more–a lot more–after we leave secondary school or at least we should.

    When David Thompson was sick Bajans were made to go through the same thing. I looked at the data for pancreatic and saw that the 5 year survival rate was 4%. I inferred that David was unlikely to recover–if Steve Jobs with all his money did not recover why did Freundel, the pastor and the others act as though David was well on the way to recovery.

    If Lowe is seriously sick and unlikely to recover then the Honourable Freundel Stuart should send him on sick leave and let the rest of Barbados get on with life and with business.

    But this business of waiting for a man to expire is bare foolishness.

    Just as it was bare foolishness when David Thompson was seriously ill.

    We act as though we do enough and if we pray hard enough we can permanently beat back death. We can’t.

    Hebrews 9:27-28 King James Version (KJV) “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”

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  • Are-we-there-yet

    Simple Simon re. your 11:00 am post;

    Great post!

    The silly season appears to have now ensnared, Bobby Morris, an otherwise very sensible man, to produce verbiage that could be taken to suggest that one of the reasons for Stuart to do the silliness he has done in relation to the calling of the election is to facilitate Denis Lowe coming out of his sick bed to run in the postponed elections.

    It is perhaps the most ingrunt rationale that could have been given for Stuart’s incomprehensible delaying tactics, surpassing even his inane proffer that suggested the delay was to put him in future Barbados History Books, without considering that the section of the history book in which it would be sited would have few people, Himself and a few comics like King Dyall.

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  • @ David,

    “Scotiabank is investing $250 million over the next decade to help its employees adapt to the digital economy, including funding to help workers who have or will be displaced by technological change.”

    https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/scotiabank-invests-250m-to-help-re-skill-employees-for-the-digital-economy-1.3878793

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  • @Hants

    You should have posted this link to the Digital blog below. The encroachment of technology on our way of is an inevitability.

    On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 7:25 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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