Waste Management: Serious Topic Barbadians Must DEMAND Discussion from Political Parties

If for no other reason the general election season is a good opportunity to vent on the issues. One issue the blogmaster will be keeping an eye is how will the parties address waste management in the near, medium and long term. It was a big ticket item for the last government (DLP) however ten years later, it remains an outstanding item.

Here is a bullet extracted from the 2013 DLP Manifesto:

Provide sustainable solutions in the areas of solid waste management and water scarcity;

The sight of sewage water flowing on the streets of the South Coast which is located in the heart of our tourist belt continues to be a worry, increasing tourist arrivals notwithstanding. The issue is not that the design of the Sewage Plant was flawed under a BLP government. It is that for ten years those in charge of running the country were aware and allow the problem to get worse. We know that if the government was not aware the leader of the Opposition shared the information with the prime minister two years ago and he trivialized her attempt to draw attention to the issue. A similar reasoning is true for the situation unravelling at the Supreme Court.

What will be done to deal with the issue of raw sewage leaking on the South Coast AND elsewhere must be a national debate in the next 25 days. We stress on elsewhere because the blogmaster observed weeping manholes in Lake Folly.

Here is the pump adjacent to Lucky Horseshoe that is overflowing, again. The BWA promised that the 10 inch pump would have addressed this issue. The video was shot yesterday evening.

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  • Dentistry Whisperer (M. Pharm. D) LinkedIN

    How far off was I? By May 25 th. Stuart would have received his first pension. I also predicted that in May we will have our first black in Buckingham Palace. We will see Massy entering into a contract with Peter Bourne at Carlisle Laboratories – Pharmaceuticals. You have a first on this. Tony Marshall will also be returning to VOB later this year.RegardsHaynes Darlington (M. Pharm.D) 

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  • Caswell Franklyn

    The present administration has brought this country to its knees and to be fair to them, I believe that their hearts were mostly in the right place. They did not intend to impoverish our fair land and transform it into one vast slum. The degradation of Barbados over the last ten years cannot be blamed on external factors; our situation is solely as a result of the incompetence of the DLP administration.

    That said, the electorate must take some of the blame because the incompetence of the DLP was not a carefully guarded secret; it was as clear as the nose on Freundel’s face from as early as 2010 when David Thompson died, yet still, we re-elected them in 2013. There is blame enough to go around, we got the government that we deserve.

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  • FreedomCrierBB@gmail.com

    WE CAN EACH “CHOOSE TO MAKE BARBADOS GREAT”.WE NEED TO IDENTIFY THAT THE ROOT CAUSE OF OUR ILLS “SOCIALISM” IS A SLOW PROCESS OF ROT AND DECAY.

    I am only one Voice however I have been Studying this Subject of Socialism for Several Years…

    If we Fail to Recognize the Socialist System that is Causing the Stench and Decay on our Island at all Levels we will always be Stuck on the Issues… Spinning Top in Ka Ka!
    While we are Focused on this Stench of the Sewage Problems whether Flowing on the Street or in the Court House meanwhile the Government has brought about Unconstitutional Law over the Bajan Populace to make Barbados a Police State. This law is Tantamount to Martial law.

    RECOGNIZE THAT SOCIALISM IS A SLOW PROCESS OF ROT AND DECAY.
    Where is Our Presence System of Governance under Socialism Leading with Unrestrained Taxation?

    Look at Our Neighbours IN VENEZUELA Under Full Blown Socialism

    Look at how people are dying of hunger and lack of medicines!! Think this Could Not Happen to us in Barbados think Again…

    WE NOW HAVE TWO NEW LAWS THAT GIVES THE POLICE COMPLETE AUTONOMY OVER THE PEOPLE…THAT MEAN CREATING A POLICE STATE…

    THE SECOND LAW THAT WAS PASSED WAS THAT THE BARBADOS DEFENSE FORCE WILL BE THE SECOND ARM OF THE POLICE FORCE IN CASES OF DOMESTIC UNREST!!

    DO YOU THINK THAT JUST AS BAJAN’S ARE ABOUT TO GO TO THE POLES THESE LAWS HAVE COME ABOUT BY CHANCE??

    LISTEN I LIKE YOU COULD NEVER ENVISION OUR COUNTRY IN THIS SITUATION…BUT FROM WHERE I AM STANDING WE ARE IN SOME DEEP SEWAGE AND SOME CHOOSE TO BURY THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND…DO YOU ASSUME THAT THEIR WILL BE A PEACEFUL TRANSITION IN OUR ELECTION IF A NEW PARTY IS ELECTED?…PERSONALLY FROM THE CARDS ON THE AND THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE DO NOT COUNT. OUR CIVIL SERVANTS ARE NOW OUR MASTERS…THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THEY ARE EMPLOYED BY THE PEOPLE.

    PEOPLE BEWARE…PEOPLE THINK THAT A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT WILL REMEDY OUR SITUATION…IN REALITY WHEN CHOOSING ONE SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT OVER ANOTHER ONLY MEANS DELAYING THE INEVITABLE…VOTING FOR ONE THAT YOU ASSUME WILL EXTRACT THE LEAST FROM THE PEOPLE FOR A LITTLE WHILE… “Eventually Socialist Run out of Other People’s Money”. Margaret Thatcher.

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  • Look wha we do for them
    Look at the thanks we get
    What a angry full set a —-
    we no know wha fe call them
    Sometimes me no drink tea
    just to help situation

    the one who shit in the road
    don’t remember it

    but the one who cleans the road
    must remember it

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  • Happy belated birthday to GEARBOX. Never mind the lateness….it fits perfectly with the persona.

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  • After walking down the main road and seeing the water bubbling up from the sewers I am sickened by the inactivity to fix it. It is almost like it has been accepted as the new normal. I am heartened however by against all odds the bajan people have proven conventional wisdom wrong in that they can shit more than they eat

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  • “It said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries following the tremor that was felt in St Lucia, Martinique and Barbados.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/152313/caribbean-islands-rattled-earthquake

    DIG UP DE PITCH FORK BUSHIE.

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  • What happened to the wells? There used to be an excuse every day seems they run out of them, get used to it the airways,byways and highways will soon be filled with sewage of the political kind.

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  • @ Sargeant,

    We will soon be entertained by the comedic political wrasse meetings.

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  • BEAUTIFUL BEIGE

    FREEDOMCRIERBB@gmail.com is the only person that I have read anything sensible from since I have started reading this blog about one month ago.

    There are powers that be who intend to create an “Elite” class here, just as in the UK, Europe and most other places in this world.

    Barbadians (of whom I am one) are constantly “Carrying on” about slavery which was abolished many hundreds of years ago but are too BLIND to realize that we are in Mental Slavery now. Quoting Bob Marley a VISIONARY before his time: Let us “Emancipate ourselves from Mental Slavery”.

    There are none so blind as those who cannot or do not wish to see.

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  • Lawson…you actually still returned to the island to walk in poop again this year, what is the matter with you and this fixation with staying near bubbling poop, have you never heard of the West Coast, where there are many fantastic residences that are poop free in that and other areas of the island.

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  • FreedomCrierBB@gmail.com

    Socialism abounds and prospers at the Expense of our Nation. Socialism is Economic Cannibalism.
    We continue to Experience Serfdom and Oppression in our Modern Day Existence in Barbados

    Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it’s just a destructive, Envy-Driven Fantasy about Redistributing Wealth after something else (and somebody else) creates it first. The slow poison of Government and Corporations, Crony Capitalism has infiltrated almost every level of Socialist Countries and is now being used as fodder to promote Socialism.

    What most do not realize is that Serfdom still exist today in the guise of Socialism and Prospers Worldwide and we that are on the Isles of the sea are not exempt. The same Philosophy that wants the Statue of Admiral Nelson removed which was paid for by Public Subscription, gave us the Emancipation Statue while putting us in ECONOMIC SLAVERY. EXCESS TAXATION IS THEFT…

    Isn’t it Ironic that you want to take down the Statue that Barbadians felt was reminiscent of the one who Saved them but Celebrate the Emancipation Statue paid for by Government and they are the ones who are Taxing Barbadians into Slavery. People received their Freedom and it was Heralded as something Great they even Erected Statues to Celebrate Emancipation paid for by the Government, and then they proceed to make us Serfs. We have thrown off the Colonial Masters and now we have another one, Government and they are Celebrating Freedom with us while making us Slaves to the State!…That is the Ultimate Deception!!

    Do we not understand that the Ideology of Socialism is a Godless conspiracy bent on divisiveness and destruction? Under the Banner of Socialism we are all Serfs, understand that the plan is” CONTROL”. Socialism is a slow process of Rot, while promising everything and delivering nothing!!

    They say One Thing but Act Contrary to Reality and want us to Believe the Lie that they are Caring and Benevolent.

    In reality they are Our New Masters not Civil Servants of the People.

    Tell me again, are we Free when they take more than Half of what we earn to prop up themselves and their friends?
    And in addition engage in the Corrupt Game of Pay To Play!!

    https://scontent.fbgi3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27750240_748678681997577_3849220246295722641_n.jpg?oh=e0effce5709b1a1e64bb216e218e124c&oe=5B14C675

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  • Cahill Barbados was proposed to be the saviour for Barbados as far as waste management is concerned and generating energy to boot. We now what happened, the technology failed in England and ow and government collapsed the project. Perhaps it has already collapsed with the questionable revelations of agreements signed and unsigned by government. Be that as it may, what is the plan going forward. We continue to generate waste and after ten years the landfills remain the first option for disposal.

    Will Denis Lowe be able to attend the opening of the new SSA building on crutches?

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  • We Cannot fix the Problems by Implementing More Government Policies that Caused the Problems in the First Place!

    Business on the South Coast are Dying…That is No Laughing Matter, Now more than ever they Need the Support of those who Really Care. They are those who Recognize that Deliberate Neglect and Decay Caused this problem in the first place and who Clearly See the Disastrous Ripple Effect it is Causing to our Tourist Industry including Locals Businesses on the South Coast!

    So are we going to be Part of the Demise or are we going to do Our Part in helping in such a Situation by our Continued Patronage to those Businesses on the South Coast of Barbados? Are we going to Extend a Helping Hand by our Continued Support or are we Going to Stand by and Watch those that are in the Hospitality Business see their Demise?

    Are we Going to be the Kind of Bajan’s that Says, “In this Situation I can help” and do so by Extending a Life Line to those who have been there to Fill their Needs in Better Times!

    We can Each Can Do Our Part in Making Barbados Better. Now More Than Ever Barbadians Need to Support Each Other…

    Thanks to All those for their Continual Patronage in these Very Challenging times. Remember that “We are there to Serve You to the Best of Our Ability!”

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  • WW trust me it wasn’t my choice but if I am going to complain about it I want to see it myself. It is disgusting right near stream no wonder it closed. We have problems in Canada but it would be dug up and fixed right away. I saw them digging a trench to put all the seaweed on the beach in seems to be a bajan thing if you have a problem try to hide it under the island. What is mind boggling to me how the kfc parking lot is full

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  • @BEAUTIFUL BEIGE April 28, 2018 2:45 PM “Barbadians (of whom I am one) are constantly “Carrying on” about slavery which was abolished many hundreds of years ago”

    Please read our history so that you would not expose your ignorance.

    Slavery was abolished in Barbados in on August 4, 1834, there was then a period of so-called apprentiship which lasted until August 1, 1838. Therefor slavery was abolished in Barbados 180 years ago. 180 years is in fact not a long time in the history of a people. My grandmother was born in 1879, that is 41 years after slavery was abolished. She died in 1969, three years after Barbados’ independence. I was 16 when she died, and I had the pleasure of getting to know her very well. She who died when I was almost an adult was the granddaughter of enslaved people. I am her granddaughter.

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  • And “NO” socialism is not our problem, and conservative right wingers are NOT our salvation.

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  • Digging a few well wont solve the south coast sewage problems. Money good sense and good workmanship will solve almost any problem. The current DLP administration like to boast about not going to the IMF. But that boast is a silly as boasting that you won’t borrow money to take a sick child to the doctor. If the child is sick and you have no money, then you borrow and pay back later. The government should have long since gone to the IMF for a long term low interest loan to fix the problem on the south coast.

    As for other waste management problems this is what you do. Intense and long term public education to encourage every household to sort at source. The Sanitation authority should then pick up the smelly things at least once a week in the country and suburbs, and twice a week in town. The clean plastic, glass, metal and paper can be kept on the family’s premises and collected once a month. Since these things wold have been cleaned by each family there would be no smelliness, flies, rats or other vermin involved. For restaurants, shopping mall, hotels etc. the same would apply. Except in these places where a lot of food waste is produced there would be a daily pickup. Their clean recyclables would be stored on their premises and picked up once a month, either by the SSA or by private contractors, or larger establishments could take their own recyclables to the designated recycling center as often as necessary.

    I ain’t rocket science.

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  • Good comments on here, especially from Beautiful Beige which bears repeating…”Barbadians (of whom I am one) are constantly “Carrying on” about slavery which was abolished many hundreds of years ago but are too BLIND to realize that we are in Mental Slavery now. Quoting Bob Marley a VISIONARY before his time: Let us “Emancipate ourselves from Mental Slavery”.”

    Unfortunaetly this attitude is far too prevalent – witness this piece of moronics from the dentist, with no bearing on B’dos’ problems whatsoever..

    “I also predicted that in May we will have our first black in Buckingham Palace.”

    I mean, WTF?? What has this piece of nonsensical drivel got to do with with the cesspool BaRBADOS HAS BECOME?

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  • …apart from anything else, what is he on about? What ‘black’ of ‘his’ is going to reside in Buckingham Palace? I challenge him to not keep us in suspense, but reveal all. I cannot wait.

    The issue is incompetent politicians, their greed and theri innate lying corruption.

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  • Simple Simon just take away the word Not and you would have a better Understanding…

    Our Beautiful Island is Dying….
    And they Few who Understand Why!!

    Barbados the 8th, “Most Stunning Island in the World”. What a compliment for a tiny Island. Except for the Reality that the Livelihood of those who Reside on this Beautiful Gemstone is being Threatened to the Core by Over-inflated Taxation that is Strangling a Nation into Obviation!! Look what the Civil Masters or Powers that be are Doing to our Island…

    This Island can Heal from those Wounds Inflicted if we each “Choose To Make Barbados Great”. If we want Change, be the Change… First Recognize that Socialism is Worse than Cancer…it is The Counterfeit of Freedom!!

    Oversized Government with its Ideology that is Rooted Socialism, has been such a Stealthy Culprit, that we have come to accept it without questioning. We need to understand that it’s all about Control, Control, Control with Endless Rules and Regulation that are incumbent upon the people.

    SOCIALISM HAS BEEN PERVASIVE IN THE LIVES OF ALL OF US ON THE PLANET AND HAS CORRUPTED EVERY THING IN ITS PATH THAT WE CAN NO LONGER DETERMINE WHAT TRUE FREEDOM FEELS LIKE… THAT IS WHY THE TOPIC SHARED IS “CHOOSE TO MAKE BARBADOS GREAT “.

    WOULDN’T YOU BE PASSIONATE TO SPEAK OUT ON A SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE THAT HAS A STRANGLE HOLD ON ALL NATIONS INCLUDING BARBADOS?…

    IF YOU COMPLY YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM… AND YES OUR HEROES SINCE THE SIXTIES WERE ALL SOCIALIST…WE HAD SOME UPS AND SOME DOWN AND EVERY TIME THEY GET MORE SOCIALIST WE GO DOWN…NOW WITH THIS PAST ADMINISTRATION WE’VE HIT ROCK BOTTOM.

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  • Where is Our Presence System of Governance under Socialism Leading with Unrestrained Taxation?

    IT IS NOT ABOUT HATING GOVERNMENT, IT IS ABOUT RESISTING THE IDEA THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS OUR MASTER AND SILENCE IS CONSENT!

    Capitalism (Free Market System) versus Socialism which Encourages Cronyism and Theft through Taxation!!

    We are on a Very Slippery Slope…

    Free Markets Create Prosperity.

    Socialism Creates Poverty.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lawson..I dont know what to tell you, the governments have a history of absolute refusal to learn that MAINTENCE goes a long way in saving infrastructure, they neglected the whole island’s infrastructure to everyone’s detriment because they are always too busy being self absorbed with maintaining their taxpayer funded lifestyles…they know how to do that well…the only time they are ever competent.

    If we can get an incoming government to break the cycle of corruption, their obsession with self absorption and practice of neglecting the island and people who elect them in favor of maintaining things outside they job descriptions. .. ya might get the issues finally resolved.

    I wont hold my breath though, prefer keep my options open.

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  • Woke up this morning feeling on top of the world.
    Began to feel political and thought I would let myself be educated.
    Thought I would read the DLP manifesto and came across manifesto 2013 and manifesto highlights. Will assume there is no 2018 manifesto yet (please provide link If I am wrong). After what they (DLP) did from 2013 to 2018. I am not going to read the highlights or 2013 manifesto.. The proof of the pudding is already in the eating.

    Went looking for the BLP manifesto. The best that I came up with was that it was leaked and the 2013 was available to be read.
    Console myself that the BLP had a manifesto and it might be released just after the elections are held. These guys are just too slow and expect to win because of the abysmal failures of the DLP.

    (If you are a better googler than I am, please proved the links to the current (2018) BLP & DLP manifestos. Consider that as a public service)

    Went by Solution Barbados and saw that they had a section label “Policy Solution”. Would suggest to SB that during this period where low IQ people like myself may be trying to differentiate between the parties they should temporarily label the section “Policy Solutions/manifesto”. A picture of the leader in a suit might also add to the effectiveness.

    BDLP – Brain dead Labour Parties – recycling ideas or have no ideas
    DLP – should be avoided at all cost – you have already experience the pain these guys can inflict
    BLP – should be avoided at all cost – fresh or new ideas is not their forte. Saddled by a similar history to the DLP
    SB – new guys on the block. Their “corruption free bona fides not yet been established. Not much left in the treasury to corrupt them.
    Even if they thief, it will have to be small change. SB has ideas but not often the best; seem like they read the Bible and ISO and get confused between the two (ISO has all the answers). But give me the guys who has some ideas.

    The choices are clear give the halfwit and ignore the nitwit and the dead.

    Enough food here to feed the yardfowls.

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  • “give me the halfwit”

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lol..and all candidates believe they can fool the people only because it has been tried and tested for the last 52 years and worked.

    .but in comes a new era with more informed and aware minds…outside of yardfowls(ism).

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  • Let us get out of the ridiculous -30-0 won’t happen; it is a wish, a hope, a pipe-dream…

    The BLP have not put enough on the table to show they can reach 30-0 and if they reach it what they will do with it.

    And if it happens, it may not even be a good thing. The current leaders with just a a majority did not feel it necessary to consult with or inform the people of many of their deals. A whitewash would lead to even less information for the public.

    The best scenario for the island would be a third party collecting a few seats and forming a ruling coalition with one of the other parties (hopefully, the lesser of two evils). I would hope that this third party brings integrity to the table.

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  • To repeat the BLP during their press conference on Friday pledged to distribute their manifesto next week. If memory serves the DLP distributed a few hardcopies last night at a political meeting.

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  • “The best scenario for the island would be a third party collecting a few seats and forming a ruling coalition with one of the other parties (hopefully, the lesser of two evils).”

    Based on what?

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  • @enuff

    We have been all over this subject ad nauseam. People thirsty for change, they are tired of the twiddle B and twiddle D syndrome they have become locked. They feel like we need a new path, new vision to be enunciated for the country and it feels like Rh deja vu going into the 244th of May. You get it yet?

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  • China is starting social credit scoring for it’s citizens in 2020 and it’s harsh…they already have social credit scores for their politicians, they execute the corrupt ones immediately, no matter who they are…an outcome I can live with, an example must be set, gotta start somewhere, best to start with the leaders and control the monster that is corruption.

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  • The DLP will be returned to power. Any party that can convince the populace that when shit is flowing in the streets that it is okay to keep restaurants open and there really nothing to worry about should not be underestimated.

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  • David

    You can RH ad nauseam, the fact is that people will not vote for anything just because they are “thirsty for change”.

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  • @enuff

    Is this the point being made though? You are seeing red and tossing all reason through the window.

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  • David

    Barbados wanted change in 2008 and were desperate………..they were enticed by David Thompson’s sweet talk………..look at the result of that clamour for change…….look where are today.

    The country is in a mess……..the enablers are filthy rich and we have their yardfowls on Brasstacks demanding that MAM state if she is taking the country to the IMF.

    What nonsense…….they should be ashamed that after 10 years…….our country is on the brink of disaster…….that’s because people thought that giving someone who was clamouring for change a chance to be PM.

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  • @Prodigal Son

    Notwithstanding all you wrote with cause people still want change. If the duopoly doesn’t deliver what will be the result?

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  • I dont understand why people accepted that David Thompson’s DLP was a change agent but keep on referencing MAM’s as the same…….twiddle D and B.

    MAM’s BLP is different from OSA’s BLP.

    Time for change is now!

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  • David

    You have to know that Barbados cannot afford another term of the DLP………remember that Fumble has said that if he wins, Sinckler will be MOF again………….can you really say that that makes any sense after 40 new taxes and 23 downgrades, sewage flowing for 10 months on our streets, garbage built ups all over the island, no buses, no garbage trucks, poor QEH, fees at UWI……..

    Why is it that these things worked during the 14 years under OSA and the BLP?

    Enough is enough!…….we want Barbados working again and it cannot be with neophytes or the people who put it in the mess it is in!

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  • Come on Prodigal Son, it this what some of us are mean when we ask for change? Time will be done he judge if MaM shifts the way business is done, those of us hoping for change want her to achieve if given the opportunity. That said, we see Gline Clarke and a few others who acquired a reputation while in government. Arthur enjoyed a period of governing that was buoyed by a global economy that was performing.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Lawson April 29, 2018 2:29 PM
    “The DLP will be returned to power. Any party that can convince the populace that when shit is flowing in the streets that it is okay to keep restaurants open and there really nothing to worry about should not be underestimated.”

    LOL!! That one is what old Bajan street-fighters would describe as a ‘belly-searcher’.
    A real direct punch to the Bajan mindset for a solar plexus (the real-real Bajan belly brain according to Pachamama).

    Fumble knows the mindset of the Bajan and is quite aware of what it takes to get the majority of their ‘salable’ votes.

    If Bajans are prepared to eat shit-infested fast foods from the South coast sewerage why not entice them with free food and drink in exchange for their “X”.

    Just free food and feting (at taxpayers’ future expense) just before the day of the elections will do the trick to make it look as if EWB died for nothing; just like Jesus Christ.

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  • David

    We are in a serious economic crisis. Owing to our collective disillusionment–your words–with the “status quo”, we vote for a party with a set of policies that make no sense, or a party with a collection of members that are already members of the “status quo”, but are now wearing a different colour and only exists because the former leader is no longer associated with their previous party party or lost a nomination to be a candidate. The last time the BLP was the government, Lynette was a Cabinet member. I therefore ask you, what gives Lynette/Wendell/Gill (former Chairman of UDC) the right to be considered as change more than a BLP under a different leader and a slew of new candidates? Solutions is also led by a former associate of the BLP, who was Deputy Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Committee. He was a Director of a firm that received government contracts, projects that added to the country’s debt. Subsequent to receiving these contracts, he discovered that Barbados was borrowing too much and is now railing against the BLP’s borrowing in the past. Again, I ask what gives Grenville/Solutions more credence as change? Are we then to make a decision on policies? So who is lacking in sound reasoning, me or you? Our problem is that we continue to chase this nebulous term, and because we are 97% literate, we can’t recognise our madness.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Enuff April 29, 2018 4:07 PM

    Excellent rebuttal to the previous posited politically-tainted intellectual codswallop!

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  • @enuff

    The same argument was made when David Thompson led the DLP to government in 2008.

    So who is lacking in sound reasoning, me or you? Our problem is that we continue to chase this nebulous term, and because we are 97% literate, we can’t recognise our madness.

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  • What an irresponsible statement by eh prime minister.

    Stuart: Foreign reserves talk is ‘scare bait’

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  • David
    What argument and by whom?

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  • In 2008 we had a few third parties and thy were not given consideration either, the same argument that the DLP with a tried machinery was the preferred option. Granted the third party chorus was not as strident then.

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  • Well there you have it–third/alternative status alone does not justify support.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ David April 29, 2018 6:41 PM

    What a crackpot for a so-called leader of a country about to go through its toughest test of survival since the Second World War!

    Now you can figure out the weight of the jockey riding that DLP two-footed jackass
    around the Garrison come May 24th.

    But what can you expect from a fumbling political giant cast in the mould of Mr. Magoo when it comes to economic matters?

    By keeping Stinkliar- an intellectually-pissy boy in the yard who can’t tell the difference between a decimal and a percentage- in charge of an economy which has suffered the kind of degradation over the last 8 years is a permanent testimony to the man’s political skills set.

    But weren’t similar dismissals made in regard to OSA’s 2012 Privatization proposals by this bold-faced liar? What has this patented misfit (when it comes to financial matter) presided over when it comes to the BNTCL and Hilton and others in the privatization pipeline like the TB, CBC, SSA, BWA, GAIA?

    Who says the level of foreign reserves being reported is the so-called Truth? Didn’t $300 million suddenly disappeared by the second quarter of 2013?

    Hasn’t the same Johnny described the many credit rating downgrades as not worth the paper they were written on and which have left Barbados as a financial pariah in the land of junk bonds with only Dr. IMF prepared to touch but only with a financial barge pole dipped in deep economic bucket of austerity and social deprivation aka the end of sweet easy living by the unproductive underbelly of the Bajan society?

    Didn’t this dangerous liar ‘tricked’ a little schoolboy about the date of the 2013 election which the same ‘powful-foolish’ educated idiot had stored all along in his back pocket just like the planning and intellectual energy expended in setting the 24th May date of an electoral millstone which like the Pearl Harbour bombing will go down in DLP infamy?

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  • @Miller

    It will be an interesting 3 weeks. The government will be hard pressed to defend its record on the economy. Will be interesting to hear the arguments. Bear in mind this is the same PM that rubbished the credit rating agencies, said credit rating are now affixed to our collective necks like a goal chain on Lil Wayne.

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  • @Prodigal Son April 29, 2018 3:21 PM “Barbados wanted change in 2008 and were desperate…they were enticed by David Thompson’s sweet talk.”

    I wasn’t.

    Didn’t trust David Thompson.

    Voted for the D’s all my life, up to Sandy.

    But not since Sandy.

    I am waiting for some D’s to tell me why Freundel should get a third term.

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  • Don’t like what I am reading about Solutions Barbados on the back page of today’s Sunday Sun either. It seems terribly coercive to me.

    According to the Nation report “The Solutions Barbados candidates were shocked when they were presented by the contracts which contained a clause including, among other things, that they could not join another political party for the next five years, or until after the next election. Some felt that they were being forced to give up their “constitutional rights”, including freedom of association. They were even more upset that the $250,000 penalty was to be paid to Phillips’ company, Walbrent College..Phillips said his company Walbrent College would not keep the money, but would distribute it to various local charities…because you can’t rely on people’s word.

    Yes make out a certified check for $250,000 to my personal company, because I do not trust you, but yes trust me to give the money to charity.

    Anybody who would sign a contract like this is an idiot.

    And this Simple Simon will not be voting for an idiot.

    P.S. Even so the contract is unlikely to found as valid by any reasonable court. No valid contract can breach a person’s constitutional rights. And if the $250,000 is going to a local charity, who decides which charity? The offending member or Phillips? And what if the offending member disagrees with Phillips’ choice of charity? And if the money is to go to a charity why does it have to pass through Phillips’ company, why not let the members/candidates write the check directly to the charity of their choice and then simply provide Phillips with a receipt to show that the donation has been made.

    Why would the money have to pass through his company?

    Why?

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  • @Prodigal
    “MAM’s BLP is different from OSA’s BLP”
    Oh really!? lol.

    Joe, Arthur, Peter, Indar, Sandra, Charles, Ian, Wilfred and Ralph??
    Cuddear man, the BLP has the same amount of “brand new” candidates as the DLP. lol.

    is half dozen. half dozen is 6!

    David is right! B is D, D is B. Crappaud smoke we pipe!

    @David
    “The government will be hard pressed to defend its record on the economy.”

    That’s impossible. The DLP’s slogan for 2018 could as well be is “It’s NOT the economy stupid”

    Just observing

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  • Phillips may well be the most gifted structural engineer in the world.

    But I am wondering, since he admitted that he struggled in school, whether he missed all of his history lessons?

    All of his Scripture lessons?

    All of his Sociology lessons?

    Nope. I am not voting for Solutions Barbados.

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  • Observing

    I reluctantly had to go into a KFC on Friday as I really do not eat fast food……..whilst standing in line the guy in front of me began to engage me in conversation……..about the service which was so slow and to top it off the food was bad………….how do people eat that stuff so often?…….I will never buy KFC again……….

    I said to him that the standards and levels of service have broken down in this country and it is a clear indication of the rot that has engulfed this country.

    I then told him that have to get out and vote…….right away I knew he was a dem…….the man told me that the people who dug the hole and have us in this rut have to be given the chance to get us out………..I asked him if he is mad…….and whether he did not understand that they do not know how to get us out of the hole ………….he agreed but I dont think he would change.

    I asked him if he ever saw this country in such a mess under the Bees………..he would not answer……………lost dems……

    To cast aside the older Bees would be making the same mistake of the DP in 2008……..the dead king was the only one who had ministerial experience and have you not seen where they have done to this country? Destroyed it! This country will be reeling for years from the pain and destruction inflicted on it by this bunch of incompetent wild boys!

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  • The manholes located on the street where the Rendevous post office and Massy are located have started to tear up again.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    More poop flowing in the streets.

    No one can find me on Solution’s website filling up my head with their rubbish, but I am not in the least bit surprised that Grenville’s answer to weeding out his corrupt candidates, should he and they be elected, is to grab the money from those he finds guilty and drop it in his company, his own pocket.

    Any money from corrupt activities of ministers should be paid to the treasury and pension fund to benefit the people as a collect, not to benefit Grenville or his company or any phantom charities in any way.

    Corruption is a crime that should be prosecuted through the court system, if ya had a decent, functioning court, but not in Grenville’s fantasy for a mind..all hush, hush and covered up,

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  • The Wastewater Division (WWD) of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) continues to monitor and manage a series of mitigating measures to keep wastewater levels low and prevent an increase of overflows in the troubled areas on the south coast.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/154334/mitigating-measures-continue-screw-lift-pump-remains-inoperative

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  • @Hants

    The bottomline is that until the injection wells come online we are screwed.

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  • @ David
    Afterwards too…
    The injection wells are just a set of big expensive cans, kicked down Hastings road.

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