BLP Launches DLP Manifesto

We had the leaked BLP manifesto and last night we witnessed the political theatrics crescendoed with leader of the Barbados Labour Party Mia Mottley pulling the DLP Manifesto from a red bag- a bag that is gaining popularity on the campaign trail. A quick scan of the manifesto promises to revolutionize agriculture under the theme building a digital economy.

Click image to read DLP Manifesto

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  • Pacha,you could really,STFU,with you DLP propaganda ,many people do not want to hear them or you.Since last week you on here talking about a category 7 storm pertaining to reckless innuendo from the PM about Mr Mottley which wasfactually refuted by Mr Mottley himself and turned out to be nothing more than a red herring.Now you on Ms Mottley,s case about hacking of the DLP Manifesto,tell me could not someone in your party have given Ms Mottley the copy ,why you with all these conspiracy theories.J/A?When Mr Thompson held aloof the famous cheque at Haggatt Hall where were you?I suppose that was fine with you as a Dem.When they made Ms Marshall personal infprmation public where were you?You are a hyprocrite and as one who I presume do not live here you could really give it a rest.

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  • Pacha will be proven to be 100% correct in hind sight…..

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  • The Miller

    You have not at all displayed you best thoughtfulness recently, at all.

    As far as we know a legal court finding, a public document, has been presented, their evidence.

    Are you saying that publicly available documents, once not supportive of Mottley, should be considered private?

    David, you like The Miller,

    Are begging for more of what the DLP brought, only by the BLP this time.

    When in the history of Barbados has any party produced a scantily of evidence to indict an opposition party, pray tell?

    That will NEVER happen.

    Further we do not, like you a political supplicant, have to wait for a party to bring evidence against another party, for us to indict them. We can develop our own streams of evidence, as this writer is trying to do, based on what is known or knowable.

    We hope we have been here and now, and wilh all contributions ever made, been able to answer the same rassssouul question you have been asking for 2 days now.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ PachamamaMay 19, 2018 12:21 PM

    “The Miller
    You have not at all displayed you best thoughtfulness recently, at all.
    As far as we know a legal court finding, a public document, has been presented, their evidence.
    Are you saying that publicly available documents, once not supportive of Mottley, should be considered private?”

    We still do not get your line of reasoning. We submit that the tax judgments are public documents.

    What we will not accept is your contention that the decision to waive the interest and penalties attached to those judgments are of public interest unless they too are demanded by the said court.

    That is strictly a ministerial decision that is made between the applicant and the Crown.

    Unless you demand also a lifting of the veil to reveal the minister of finance and or prime minister who made that decision then your argument remains untenable.

    It behooves the accuser of Mr. Mottley to present to the public the file that contains the factors surrounding the case of an application for a waiver and who was the minister making the recommendation or decision.

    Then we, the public, (and including you) would be on fair and equal ground to form a political conclusion.

    “One who seeks equity must do equity.”

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  • The Miller said, inter alia

    ”’What we will not accept is your contention that the decision to waive the interest and penalties attached to those judgments are of public interest unless they too are demanded by the said court.”’

    That decision is of public interest for a few reasons, maybe more. One, they speak to the character of Mottley. Two, nobody owing taxes for up to ten years, getting a waver, means robbing the people who do not. Three, the possible presence of nepotism. Four, nobody in Barbados even knew of the court document/s presented.

    Any legal document of the ‘crown’ is a public document, unless under seal.

    Unless, you again are persuaded, that the people of Barbados should not know everything about the belligerents.

    There is no veil in these matters. There is a bureaucratic process and a notification of Parliament procedure. Nothing about this is private, just that we did not know.

    Why are you so insistent that public documents and procedures about government activities should be so withheld under some false rubric?

    ””””It behooves the accuser of Mr. Mottley to present to the public the file that contains the factors surrounding the case of an application for a waiver and who was the minister making the recommendation or decision.”””

    Please, The Miller

    How could you argue, wrongly, that no disclosures of ‘private’ information are to be made and then also demands more disclosure of the same. Your panties are in full view.

    The Miller, you are so blinded by your political loyalties that as notion of truth will remain fleeting. And more so, contribute to hastening the perdition awaiting us all.

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  • @Pacha

    It is fine for you to play devil’s advocate. All the politicians are members of the same class. We have a situation where the DLP if judged on record gets an F, the third parties are not ready and the BLP has not demonstrated it will part ways with the modus operandi of the past. So what is your point again?

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  • David

    What is your point?

    For it is us who were making the conclusions you now conveniently seek.

    But, we would expect that you have not really moved any, from your positions, ante. The positions long held and argued in blind loyalty for the past 2 days.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Pachamama May 19, 2018 1:31 PM
    “How could you argue, wrongly, that no disclosures of ‘private’ information are to be made a
    nd then also demands more disclosure of the same. Your panties are in full view.”

    No Pacha, it is your own partisan underwear that is on display on the political clothesline which is soiled by your intellectual disingenuousness either through deliberate political mischief or you are ‘accidentally’ missing the gravamen of this rather serious matter.

    What is being questioned is not any duplicitous act of’ special treatment’ for Mr. Mottley but the glaring omission of a simple application of full disclosure of all information by those making the accusation of Mr. Mottley receiving special favours because of some nepotistic connection and clearly contrary to law.

    The same way the public can be told that a waiver of interest and penalties (not the base taxes owed) was awarded under ‘suspect’ circumstances why can’t the public be told by the same set of accusers who was the Minister of Finance who made that decision?

    For such an act of remission of amounts due to the Treasury can be approved ONLY by the said minister.

    The question of who was that minister of finance still needs to be answered by the person or persons who levied the accusation of nepotism and possibly ministerial or bureaucratic malfeasance.
    .

    Now, can you perfectly appreciate the need for that long overdue Integrity in Public Office and Freedom of Information legislation FoI long promised by the same set of accusers?
    For if you did we would not be here quibbling over the who did what and received what but who would have arranged for the file compiled by the office of the DPP to go missing like FBI from the PM’s office.

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  • @Pachamama May 19th , 9.05am
    Objective comment
    DLP and BLP are now locked head to head in the straights
    It will be determined by the marginal seats in St. Michael and
    the City seat
    The DLP mobilized its base and supporters, tonight meeting in
    Eagle Hall will be a turning point
    The BLP won the social media campaign

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  • ‘We need to value teachers more. We need to be like China — the only country in the world that values its teachers as much as doctors.'(Quote)

    At the root of a radical education policy must be the upgrading of the status of teachers. We must spend more on educating teachers then lawyers.

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  • Bajans are a funny set of people. We complained for months about the disatrous sewerage, lack of buses and farbage trucks. The Opposition party identifies correcting these as critical (we all agree based on comments here and elsewhere) and given priority. We decide to ask where the money will come from and when told how, we become economics and finance specialists even without knowing the costs. Can we afford the entire SCSS to collapse? That should be pressing question! Sometimes you just wish to leh the Dems continue with their downgrades and no growth record while making themselves and a few others richer.

    @David
    The BLP manifesto must be read as a whole, one needs to connect the dots across the different policies and areas. There is cohesion. Our problem is that too many of the public commentators are trained to and therefore think silos. Take for example UWI fees: what is the cost of educating a student at UWI vs BCC, SJPP and Erdiston? If the UCB is established and offers a completely different type of curriculum would that not lead to a reduced entollment at UWI hence a substantially reduced cost at UWI without the concomitant increase at UCB? Why expand 6 forms but make UWI more inaccessible?

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  • @Enuff
    You are on the backfoot

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  • CHAUCER

    You are quite right

    Objective reality is all we seek

    The ‘luminaries’ here, except yourself and Bushie, must come to a place where overt party loyalties do not obscure any of the truths.

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  • Enuff

    The time for explaining the facts to dems has long passed……..if anyone of dem can be honest, they would have to admit that their DLP has f’up this country and that the last ten years have been lost.

    Not a dem who is honest can say that Barbados is better off today than it was in 2008.

    It is so sad that dems cannot see beyond their blind party loyalty and say, our party is not the party of EWB, these wildboys have destroyed our once proud country.

    Sewage has been flowing in our streets for months and the morons dont seem to care, not even an expose in a Russian paper and a British paper moved them to act……..

    ………..garbage is piled up all over the country……..

    ……….poor Barbadians are left standing in the bus stand and at bus stops for hours and this does not bother them…….

    ……….the QEH is in shambles with only emergency surgeries being done and there is an acute shortage of supplies….

    …………the roads are in a terrible condition and these dems say…..wuh you all worrying about….pot holes are minor conveniences………

    ………..schools are crying out for attention and teachers are at their wits’ end……

    ………..40 new taxes were imposed on Barbadians and people have had to dip into their savings just to survive……

    In the meanwhile, these dems have raided the NIS fund and now have the gall to ask where the BLP would find money to increase non contributory pensions.

    Oh, you Stinkliar should tell us where the money gone and in the words of Sir Sandi….how did we get back here?

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  • Just imagine for the last five years, Barbadians have been begging the moron we have as a PM to speak to the people and not just dems……….all of a sudden he is on a platform every night talking what is flowing on the south coast…………for that alone he should lose his seat

    #wasteofspace

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Pachamama May 19, 2018 1:31 PM
    “How could you argue, wrongly, that no disclosures of ‘private’ information are to be made and then also demands more disclosure of the same. Your panties are in full view.”

    No Pacha, it is your own partisan underwear that is on display on the political clothesline which is soiled by your intellectual disingenuousness either through deliberate political mischief or you are ‘accidentally’ missing the gravamen of this rather serious matter.

    What is being questioned is not any duplicitous act of’ special treatment’ for the taxpayer in question but the glaring omission of a simple application of full disclosure of all information by those making the accusation that the same taxpayer received special favours because of some nepotistic connection and clearly contrary to law.

    The same way the public can be told that a waiver of interest and penalties (not the base taxes owed) was awarded under ‘suspect’ circumstances why can’t the public be told by the same set of accusers who was the then Minister of Finance who made that decision?

    For such an act of remission of amounts due to the Treasury can be approved ONLY by the said minister.

    The question of who was that minister of finance still needs to be answered by the person or persons who levied the accusation of nepotism and possibly ministerial or bureaucratic malfeasance.

    Now, can you perfectly appreciate the need for that long overdue Integrity in Public Office and Freedom of Information legislation FoI long promised by the same set of accusers?
    For if you did we would not be here quibbling over who did what and received what but who would have arranged for the file containing evidence to support a case of fraud compiled by the office of the chief prosecutor to go missing like the FBI from the secured office of the Big Boss man.

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  • It would be interesting to go back to 2008 and check to see if there was this sanctimonious outcry when the dead king had whole government files on display at Haggatt Hall and a cheque from a commercial bank!

    Selective outrage, I would say!

    Mia wasted her time as there is nothing in the manifesto of worth! Even Bushie wants a copy to pee on it!

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  • Miller do not waste your time responding to Pacha and Bush Tea.Pacha is a Dem trying to confuse things hoping to create sympathy for the dems,as he sees the writng on the wall,poor fellow and Bush tea is a loud mouth J/A,who thought the simpleton David Thompson was the best thing since slice bread only to be sorely disappointed that he was a bullshitter and king of half truths.The other clown Chaucer is convinced that both parties are neck and neck,i do not know where he get this impression from as this is not what I am hearing on the ground,maybe he is in a dreamworld.I guess you can add SSS to that list as well.I wonder who is this we this Pacha guy always refer to,because he only has one vote like the rest of us.

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  • Chaucer
    Backfoot? 🤣🤣

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  • The Miller

    This writer has cussed this DLP for most of their 10 years. We have even sentenced them to a date with our guillotine.

    Indeed, we have been far more critical of the DLP than even you.

    We have long forecasted a landslide win for the BLP. We suggested a constitutional crisis based on the mismanagement of the DLP. An equalization has or is taking place. The elections are now up for grabs.

    But we could not have conjured a situation where the past, present and possibly future failings of Mottley could have overcomed the horrendous state of the national economy as inflicted by this DLP, as the dominate issue.

    An issue which throws all our previous calculations out the window

    But that is what we have.

    You may have the last word.

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  • Some of you wanted Professor Michael Howard share feedback on the DLP Manifesto, well he has!

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  • LIVE MIA MOTTLEY INTERVIEW NOW

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  • ke

    Prodigal Son May 19, 2018 3:56 PM

    It would be interesting to go back to 2008 and check to see if there was this sanctimonious outcry when the dead king had whole government files on display at Haggatt Hall and a cheque from a commercial bank!

    Selective outrage, I would say!

    Mia wasted her time as there is nothing in the manifesto of worth! Even Bushie wants a copy to pee on it!

    Prodigirl

    Why not invite Bushie to piss on you – instead !

    You and Mia were calling fuh General Elections for the past 10 years !

    Barbados bruk down !

    The Dems wreck the economy !

    And you mean to tell Bajans the best wunnah could do is to bring ” PIE in de SKY promises ” to the electorate ??

    Get lost

    ABBACADBRA !!!

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  • How do you take a country that was the “Gem of the Caribbean ” and turn it into a “Pop Down” island (ldc) in10 years?
    Easy as pie..
    Pride & no industry is a recipe for disaster.
    Nature abhors a vacuum in leadership.

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  • So Johhny you prefer to a DESPOT in charge then ?

    A DESPOT who is bitterly despised by her own fellow BLP candidates for the current General Elections !!!

    Johnny……there is nothing GOOD ‘ bout that !!

    That BAD …….as the BLP is BAD fuh BARBADOS !!

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