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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  • STOLEN PROPERTY ?

    Just asking ?

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  • Hants May 17, 2018 7:29 PM STOLEN PROPERTY ?
    Just asking ?

    Well in Barbados a lot of things go running away, like the $10Million that went in Clico.

    How about that?

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  • Bernard Codrington

    A thief from a thief does make God laff.

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  • David

    A speaker, George Pilgrim, has described a set of circumstances which seem to suggest how and where the document would have been derived.

    Pilgrim has given a number of examples which seem to suggest that the leaked document is not the final document and might have been a work in progress stolen from a computer.

    He has also suggested that a cyber crime might have been committed by the person in possession of the document, a document purporting to be the DLP’s manifesto, in final draft.

    All kinds of conclusions have been made here today on your BU. Including by you yourself. What sayeth thee!

    Does this not suggest that a higher level of care should be taken with all information coming from belligerents.

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  • Remember 1986 and a guy into graphic arts leaking the BLP manifesto to the Dems

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV (formerly CBC TV and Radio)

    What is the DLP worried about ?!?!?!? is it not DEM that said a manifesto is not a social contract????….Therefore the manifesto was garbage before it was even printed!!!!….But let us go further….do i need to go pass the cover of this document??? on the cover is an image of a child that whose facial expression could be interpreted “wuh foolishness the DEMS coming with now”….Anyhow, according
    to the few points that Mia read out, for the DEMS, unless the manifesto had promised the return of the Christ i don’t think the electorate would be swayed by their manifesto or ANY manifesto from ANY party in general….

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  • NorthernObserver

    The document isn’t loading as per normal….going to your iCloud account.

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  • The manifesto is just for show anyway……….it is not a social contract according to the dems.

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  • When are we going to compare and analyse the different manifestos? Abuse from the platform is good theatre; we can get cheap laughs from Kerrie Symmonds and Estwick ll day, but at some point we must come down to earth.
    Let us look at the policy proposals, even if they are not social contracts.

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  • Well at Oistins last night

    Mia was hit with another set of questions

    That left many persons aghast

    Cringing and saying oh what a turfing Mia Mottley !!!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Brother Hants

    Teifed or not teifed me grandson going have a field day with this one as soon as he get it later today heheheheh whuloss hold muh muh belly, I gine fall

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  • Fractured,

    I have a couple of questions too.

    Do any of those seeking reelection own a condo on the Toronto Waterfront? If so, that would be nuff $$$$$$$$$$$$

    Do any of those seeking reelection own, collectively or individually, a gated housing development tin Toronto?

    Do any of the those seeking reelection own significant property in the UK?

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  • Why you don’t answer questions from as far back as CLICO, Cahill, Cost U Less, Parris and the garbage trucks in the port? Henderson Williams and Needhams Point? Bushy Park, Grotto, Valery, Rock Hard cement etc?

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Fractured Fowl…so why is none of it in the newspapers/online or on facebook yet , if it was such a bombshell..lol

    Ya remember the blowback from the last bombshell..which will take court appearances and hundred thousand dollar if not million dollar settlements to recover from..

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Close relative of mine just signed up to purchase property in Toronto, very expensive undertaking and their income is not any shabby 17,000 dollars a month…..the UK even more expensive…

    How could exministers manage these foreign expenses on 17,000 dollar a month salaries?

    Those are the real questions need asking.

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  • The DLP has rejected the BLP manifesto pledge to reprofile the debt, did they say what they will be doing? Coming from Estwick. Will he curb his pitbill tendency now that we have learned his mother passed away?

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  • We note the DLP camp has pulled the wire tapping card. When will they produce some proof?

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  • David

    How do you respond to the proof cited above, stated last night? Is that bar too low?

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  • Will a future BLP government carry out an audit of assets of former DLP ministers, senior civil servants and close relatives? If so we want to know before May 24. Silence means no.

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  • @Pacha

    What proof are you referring?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Hal Austin

    You asked and the ole man quoteth “Will a future BLP government carry out an audit of assets of former DLP ministers, senior civil servants and close relatives? …”

    Then you incredulously arrived at …” Silence means no…”

    How did you get that done Mr Austin?

    The logic of that your statement is incredible at best and I won’t use the bad word to say what it is at worst

    What would be the rationale behind the incoming administration saying what it will have to do before it is the new administration?

    Do you have any experience with the workings of international agencies and investor confidence?

    Well de ole man will use this Biblical verse for you to orient your answer.

    “Which of you having new wine putteth it into old vessels…”

    Some here say that “since you have been in Englant for 40 YEARS, you are assuredly mad, AS ARE ALL LONG STAY BAJAN BRITISHERS”

    Is that statement true, your silence means yes…see how that syllogism works in your case?

    Steupseee

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  • David

    If you are building a document, a manifesto, and a copy is presented by somebody else but that copy, so made public, was not the final version, and you are also fairly certain that the limited number of people with access to such a document did not intentionally leak it, does this not present evidence that a cyber crime could have taken place.

    It this not to be a consideration in a time of political hacking by political hacks?

    That is the argument of the DLP. It may certainly not constitute proof, but there is no other evidence to the contrary. Certainly, the BLP will not attract more attention to this issue.

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  • Many scenarios could have played out to have permitted the leak including cyberattack. Don’t buy the cyber talk because the perpetrator could have easily retrieved the final version.

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  • David

    Your expected opinion.

    What if the perpetrator accessed the document before the final draft was decided, like the DLP is saying.

    We could imagine that both parties, only recently, approved final drafts

    Indeed, the BLP is in the same position

    Strategic errors in their mini-manifesto seems to have made a rethink of the full manifesto unavoidable.

    A position that sees them burnishing their final documents, to the last possible moment.

    We think that both parties, may assemble information prior, but only get serious about a manifesto once the bell rings.

    Indeed, the BLP seems late with their full manifesto because of ‘corrections’ still being made, at least over the last number of days.

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  • @ David

    “The DLP has rejected the BLP manifesto pledge to reprofile the debt, did they say what they will be doing?”

    During CBC’s program on Wednesday night hosted by Peter Thorne, George Connolly said the DLP is also looking at reprofiling the debt.

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  • We can expect all manner of desperate things from desperate morons over the next five days!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright May 18, 2018 9:59 AM

    The reasoning is simple: in a political climate in which abuse of office is alleged, in which procurement has been allegedly used as a tool of corruption. If voters are to renew their confidence in the political system, which presumably is a democratic objective, then any incoming government must pledge to clear up any suspicions. Just look at the allegations surround Elliot Mottley and his tax rebate.
    If the incoming government refuses to say yes, then it implicitly suggests there is nothing wrong. If voters are happy with this, then so be it. As to the other part of your post, consider that treated with the contempt it deserves.

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  • Why does this government defend its stewardship?

    Like…….the sewage flowing on the South Coast for nearly one year now, what is the plan to solve the problem

    Like……..the plan to buy garbage trucks so that the garbage piling up all over Barbados could be cleaned up. They inherited a SSA with 67 trucks in 2008.

    Like………the lack of buses to transport poor black people whom they claim are whom they love. They inherited a Transport Board in 2008 with a fleet of over 200 buses, last count only 65 were working while people wait 3 to 4 hours for a bus.

    Like……..how the QEH has gone down hill since 2008 with only emergency surgery available now, lack of basic supplies, non payment to suppliers who only supply what they in all good conscience cannot withhold

    Like……..the bad state of all our roads

    Like……..the state of the economy…….23 downgrades since 2008

    Like……. the matter of corruption……

    Does the DLP think that with such an abysmal record like this with every aspect of government in total chaos……..do they think they should really be re-elected?

    Hell NO!

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  • @Artax

    You are correct, as discussed today on the talk show Estwick seems to be against it as well.

    Clarity is required!

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  • @Pacha

    You used the word what is which accords to the explanation given. We don’t know do we.

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  • Where is Michael Howard analysis of the incumbent manifesto. We the electorate would like to hear your assessment in order to place our X.

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  • David

    Yes, we don’t know for certain.

    But how much more do we really know about anything unless we have hard evidence, or make judgments based on the little known.

    Even when the DLP presents hard proofs, they are ignored by you.

    How would you suppose the DLP manifesto came into the possession of the BLP’s leader? Nothing has thus far been said, as far as we know.

    But several speakers on the DLP platform last night made estimates as to how a draft of their manifesto became public.

    In the absence of contradictory claims, the political evidence tendered last night seems to be one plausible explanation.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    David May 18, 2018 11:05 AM
    “@Artax
    You are correct, as discussed today on the talk show Estwick seems to be against it as well.
    Clarity is required!”

    Isn’t the arrangement involving $ 5 billion loan from the UAE to pay off the existing national debt a form of ‘debt reprofiling’? Or should we play the game of semantics and refer to it as ‘debt restructuring’?

    Now whose idea was that? Certainly not Stinkliar’s or Fumble would have readily gone along with it; Powerpoint presentation and all!

    Estwick has lost all intellectual integrity and today is nothing more than a castrated pit-bull with a muzzle for a mask around his bloated face.

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  • My POSTMAN IS COMPLAINING.

    In all his 24 years of service to the communities in this constituency, he has never come across so many names affixed to addresses that are not valid and vows to return them.

    Suspect?

    The GENERAL POST OFFICE MUST COMPILE LISTS OF ALL RETURNED FICTICIOUS CAMPAIGN MAIL FROM EVERY CONSTITUENCY.

    FORWARD these returned list to the Electoral and Boundaries Commission and to THE ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE.

    The Electoral Boundaries Commission must publish these names.

    The Chief Electoral Officer at EACH polling station must also have a relevant list of the names and addresses of these non delivered mail and notify the Police Officer stationed at the polling station SHOULD any person presenting themselves to vote using any name or address on the list. The Police must DOCUMENT and record their claim.

    The COMMISSIONER OF POLICE must direct is officers accordingly.

    SPECIAL NOTE:
    THE MAIL DOES NOT ORIGINATE FORM THE EBC.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Tell me Why May 18, 2018 11:12 AM
    “Where is Michael Howard analysis of the incumbent manifesto. We the electorate would like to hear your assessment in order to place our X.”

    Michael Howard is known for recommending (in previous articles) an IMF programme similar to what Owen Arthur has also proposed.

    We shall see if he is prepared to comment on such a glaring omission from the DLP’s economic recovery programme.

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  • @Pacha

    What evidence? Not sure where you are going with this, all we have is an accusation. How Mottley got her hands on a version of the DLP’s manifesto is speculation.

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  • Where do the major parties stand on the creation and/or expansion of not-for-profit and mutual organisations: cooperatives, credit unions, work-controlled companies, etc? Is the democratising of the economy a par t of their policies?
    If the claim is true that a future BLP government would go to the IMF, then the party must explain the conflicts between their proposed policies (extending the state pension, etc) and how these would conflict with the Washington Consensus, such as deregulation and privatisation?
    If the BLP plans, if elected, to created another tier of government, they have an obligation to the people to explain how that wold work and where it would fit within the existing system.
    What is the BLP’s position on the urgent need for a new Companies Act, give the scandal of Clico et al?

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  • Where is Professor Howard’s analysis of the DLP’s “proposals” this morning?

    He was out early last week having his say on the BLP’s!

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  • There is the role of Glyne Murray as a public commentator with the objective to grease the airwaves with anti Mia views. Note the blogmaster is sharing observations.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Nine of Nine

    You said and the ole man quoteth “My POSTMAN IS COMPLAINING. In all his 24 years of service to the communities in this constituency, he has never come across so many names affixed to addresses that are not valid and vows to return them…”

    There is a (little known?) practice that the United States embassies effect worldwide as part of their “ground-truthing” of immigration applications which relies on “access agents”

    The very nature of information collection necessitates that all information that is gathered from the “marketplace” must be independently verified by one, or more than one, source.

    The observation of your postman falls into such a category of ground truthing as does the long time practice of the US Embassy to have a specific Access Agent in every bank in a VISA applicant’s country who being on the US payroll, will independently confirm the fallacious bank account statements that persons provide to the embassy/Immigration agency.

    In 2018, what you are hinting at SHOULD BE PART OF ANY SERIOUS Election List Validation process.

    In fact de ole man would go further with regards to Voter and Good Democratic Governance practices but den it would only serve to **** and dat ent a good thing heheheheheh.

    We are not ready Nine of Nine we are not ready.

    This is one of the Miami Vice Johnson strategies which, in conjunction with the washpan of Caricom eligible residents names AND THE FALSE IDs the DLP will use to corrupt the General Elections in 7 days.

    THis is why the whole EBC system HAS TO BE REVMPED and broug into the 21st century

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  • David

    The evidence are several errors and omissions between the version made public by Mottley as compared with the version made public by the DLP, one or two day after.

    Their case is based, as we told your earlier, on these errors and omissions when comparing the two.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    The above Manifesto is the correct publication of the Demonic Lying Party.

    Many will ask where this copy was obtained.

    The answer will amaze many of you.

    Earlier this week, during an emergency meeting of the Demonic Lying Party at the George Street Auditorium, the overpriced food served by Dumbville’s caterering firm gave all the DLP attendees the bowels.

    Unfortunately, there was no toilet paper available to wipe the running pooches of those people and Pigrim and WeJonesing suggested that the Manifesto be used to wipe dere pooches.

    The shyte document blocked up the toilets and a plumber, a relative of Pigrim and We Jonesing, both men well versed in proctology, recommended a plumber for the job.

    Said plumber retrieved one of the unused toilet rolls/manifests and it was he who exposed this shyte, figuratively and literally.

    PS. both Pigrim and WeJonesing said that the toilet paper replacement/manifesto was the best tolet paper ever to have wiped their sensitive badwords

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  • All we know is that the blp manifesto is grounded in unrealistic goals and pandering to its yardfowl supporters who by now have realised that Mia over bloated pork barrel would eventually bust at the seams

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  • Piece,
    Both Manifesto have been placed on the table, for what they are worth, but you see what is happening of the ground need to be monitored, checked and prepared for any eventualities.

    LISTS MUST BE CLEANSE.

    …”Unfortunately, there was no toilet paper available to wipe the running pooches of those people and Pigrim and WeJonesing suggested that the Manifesto be used to wipe dere pooches”…WHAT A VERSE…bawling.

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  • Are-we-there-yet

    Pacha; Did you or the DLP actually handle the version that MIA had and compare it with the real final version or are you taking the word of proven liars? (nb. All politicians are liars).

    Do you realize that the comparison story must be a fake?

    Have you actually seen the many errors and omissions, not just heard of them?

    Have you considered what kind of brassbowl prints drafts on expensive glossy paper or important documents on plain cheap paper?

    Do you know where the DLP manifesto was printed?

    Would’nt Mia have been very strategic and machiavellian to engineer the printing of a stolen pdf document on expensive glossy paper rather than plain paper?

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  • “All we know is that the blp manifesto is grounded in unrealistic goals and pandering to its yardfowl supporters who by now have realised that Mia over bloated pork barrel would eventually bust at the seams.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Let’s be reasonable and rational in our thinking.

    The DLP has been unable to accomplish or implement any of their policy proposals as outlined in their 2008 and 2013 election manifestos. You have often used the global financial crisis as one of the main factors that prevented them from achieving their goals.

    And that was a poor excuse, because the policies that did not require any significant amount of financing, such as those related to good governance, were also not implemented.

    However, since you, (ac/Angela Cox/Angela Skeete/Mariposa or whatever name you choose to use), are perhaps paid to defend the DLP in this forum, without the use of your usual political rhetoric, generalized statements and metaphors……..please answer the following questions:

    (1). The “economic playing” is level for all political parties. Similar to the BLP, the DLP also made some grand promises in their recently released 2018 election manifesto. While the BLP’s spokesman on the economy outlined how their goals would be financed……the DLP has not.

    Could you please “tell” this forum WHERE is the DLP going to get the money to finance their election promises?

    (2). Under circumstances where the DEMS have been unable to accomplish or implement any of their policies as outlined in their 2008 & 2013 manifestos……do you think Barbadians would be unreasonable if they doubt the DEMS can fulfill their 2018 promises?

    (3). The DLP has made some reference to “debt reprofiling (DP).” On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, during CBC’s program hosted by Peter Thorne, the DLP’s George Connolly said that the international rating agencies view DP as a country defaulting on its loan commitments. But as the decision developed further, he said his party was the first to tout the suggestion and has already begun the process of engaging the services of a firm to look at reprofiling the debt……. which would be done differently than how it is being suggested by the BLP.

    Sincker also made references to DP as well. However, judging from Dr. David Estwick’s commence seems not to be in favour of DP…….but he has a history of publicly criticizing Sinckler and the DLP’s economic policies.

    What is the DLP’s position on DP?

    However, I do not expect you to answer these questions, because your and Fcuktured BLP’s role in this forum seem to be dedicated to spewing yard-fowl rhetoric, rather than “discussing” serious issues.

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  • A lot of time has passed since the dems released their manifesto and not a word from Professor Michael Howard on the dems proposals.

    Strange!!!

    Or are there even any proposals of any worth?

    Or is that since the dems did not keep the promises coming out of the 2008 and 2013 manifestos……there is no wisdom in commenting on the 2018 manifesto now!!!

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    Having the grandson provide a Stoopid Cartoon to provide some comic relief to this “manifesto source” issue let de ole man speak a little to two issues here being debated.

    (a) the sources of the Manifesto and

    (b) the use of the manifesto

    and implications per the combination(s) of these two matters

    If the source of the manifesto is a legitimate one (and in this case legitimate CAN ONLY MEAN “not illegitimately obtained” ) then its use was politically impactful notwithstanding its moral implications.

    In fact one MUST STATE emphatically that in either case its use was strategically useful since it disrupts what the DLP would have believed to have been their trump card to deliver.

    The sources of the Manifesto are going to be mere speculation irrespective of who promotes them.

    Suppose de ole man was to say that it is purported that the current lover of de Edykashun Minister was the source of the document and that he was given it during a heated argument when he was threatening to leave his lover?

    Suppose de ole man was to say that the source of the manifesto came by way of an incursion on the computer of one of the DLP inner circle after said person went to the BLP’s website and downloaded a pdf file?

    Many of wunna here would probably say that the ole man only talking foolishness but de ole man gives wunna dis article dat is teifed from the internet

    It says “…HOW DOES SPYWARE GET ON MY COMPUTER?

    Abusers can install spyware on your computer if they have physical or Internet access to your computer. Some abusers might hack into your computer from another location via the Internet.

    Some might send spyware to you as an attached file that automatically installs itself when you open the email.

    Others may email or instant message a greeting card, computer game, or other ploy to entice you or your children to open an attachment or click on a link. Once opened, the program automatically installs spyware on the victim’s computer, in stealth mode without notification or consent, and can then send electronic reports to the perpetrator via the Internet…”

    De ole man says all of this just to say that UNLESS ONE OF US IS GOD, or we are the actual source of the file, we are delving in useless speculation.

    Having said that I jes wants wunna to know that the grandson is finishing up pun de rest of de “correct Manifesto” and dat wunna gine gets it as soon as he send it to me heheheheheh

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ The Honorable Blogmaster Your assistance Please

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  • Barbadians will find ” the TRUTH about Mia Mottley so unpalatable that it would not be easy to digest ”

    Words of his Majesty King 👑 Freundel Jerome Stuart , May 2018

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    Here is the Full DLP Manifesto

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  • For supposedly intelligent people we often times go down some lines that leave me kerfuffle. The latest is that Mia got the DLP computers hacked and stole the manifesto–a fully bound printed copy. Why she din get the emails?🤣🤣🤣 #bajanstoorhbright

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  • The latest news is that dlp candidates stormed out of a meeting at Illaro Court complaining about the manifesto………….apparently only Fumble had input it……….no wonder there is now foolish talk about Mia got someone to hack dlp computers.

    George Pilgrim could shut to RH up….those candidates dont know what is going on in their party.

    Wuhloss………

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  • @islandgal

    Can you imagine that all of those DLP promos have spelling errors………..

    …….on Jones…….cosmetology is spelt incorrectly

    ……on Fumbles….accommodation is spelt incorrectly

    …..on Chris…..revenue and commission are spelt incorrectly

    …….on John Boyce….ophthalmology another wrong spelling

    Incompetent right to the end!

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  • It was pathetic to hear Elliott ” crocodile tears 😭 ” Mottley try again today – this time on Brasstacks – to mamaguy rational thinking Barbadians with his crooked ” explanation ” about his tax waivers

    David Ellis must be complimented for limiting this moojin rant on VOB !

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Prodigal Son

    Tell me something Prodigal Son.

    You dun know that de ole man has been looking for a Piece Uh Wuk for some time now, and i did was wondering ef you know anybody down at dat illiterate place pun George Street where I cud do some proof reading and Stoopid Cartoons fuh dem.

    in fac, (fac is not to be confused wid de other bad word) you may not know this but de ole man was trying to get a Piece from Vivianne at the Nation newspapers, before she retired.

    I was also tempted to get a piece from Kaymar at Barbados Today but dat might not work out causing Owen got tings covered and dere ent no piece for de ole man dere. (she is a real cutie doah)

    Anyways I straying from de point – I was wondering if

    [[and here i going start to write in square brackets to ensure our communication is private,

    de ole man is wondering if i cud get a pick down there at the DLP

    You will notice dat i ent say “piece down by de DLP” causing, welllllllll… I is made to unnerstan dat dem fellows, well, to say it nicely, IS PROCTOLOGISTS!!

    But here is whu de ole man tinking.

    Effing you know anybody dere I would get a 3rd party GO FORWARD FOR THE PIECE, sorry, ror de pick, and I would do de wuk but remain in de shadows (note dat i ent say in de background causing dat have proctological intentions…)

    So if dere is any proctology to be practiced to get de pick, i sorry to say dat…well…. de proxy going have to ammmmm badword (dat badword is excluded causing i ent want to be banned like my man Baffy).

    But I is prepared to give the 3rd party 40% of de money as “hazard pay” dat is a euphemism for ammmm dat other badword.

    You will note that i using 40% as the standard causing it was whu de DLP promise to give small businesses in dem manifesto in 2008…

    Get back to me soon…sorry bad use of words …come forward to de brother if you hear anyting]]

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  • Island Gal, I k\now know why that DLP poster with Jones looks strangely familiar. Ronald Jones looks like Jar Jar Binks. No wonder the text writer got mixed up.

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  • Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service May 18, 2018 5:25 AM “How could exministers manage these foreign expenses on 17,000 dollar a month salaries?”@

    Their mothers all died and left each loyal son and daughter $5 million each in the bank.

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  • I realize that there hasn’t been any polls on the numbers to date , so until elections day I will report my observations;
    as per live streaming views and comments per meetings

    Youtube…May 18 2018.. 9:30 pm
    DLP 223 viewers, 2 comments (both anti DLP)
    BLP 1606 viewers, comments page continuously max out
    SB… not accessible
    UPP.. not accessible.
    BIM …not accessible

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  • @Prodigal Son May 18, 2018 6:38 PM “…revenue and commission are spelt incorrectly…”

    How is it even possible to spell revenue incorrectly?

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  • The DLP Disgusting Propaganda Machine (formerly CBC TV & Radio)

    @ Artax…. i also watched that program on CBC where apparently the new clown on the block from the DEMS, George Connolly, talked about debt re profiling…wanting to downplay the measures from the BLP…..Now i didn’t hear anything about debt re profiling for Barbados before the Bees talked about it in this campaign!!!…And now this clown want to discount the Bees efforts saying it is not new and that this govt was currently negotiating with an international firm to do such….Patrick Tannis was on the same program jokingly asked if that firm was the IMF…Again i ask if the DLP think that all Bajans born yesterday….You can fool some people sometimes but not everybody all the time!!!!!….This same clown was on the DLP political broadcast TONIGHT insinuating that the IMF would be a probable option, when up to now for the DLP the IMF was like a leper and in fact their constant avoidance to go to the IMF is the main reason why Barbados the way it is. I just want to tell the Dems if wunna gine bring CRAP to the electorate..make sure wunna get wunna stories straight!!!!! Just bring one type of crap…Barbados can’t deal with multiple types of crap right now…but then again we had to deal with the DEMS for 10 years so i guess Bajans are use to it.

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  • Bushie is trying to get a hard copy of the DLP manifesto…. so that the Bushman can piss on it…

    Ten years of doing shiite, telling lies, selling off the family silver for baloney …and mismanaging every shiite -especially on the South Coast …. and now got the gall to come with shiite ‘promises’ in bushie’s face? …adding INSULT ti injury…?

    Fool Bushie once – shame on you
    Twice – shame on Bushie
    Not three times for shiite…!!!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “How is it even possible to spell revenue incorrectly?”

    Have you ever seen the orange illiterate in the WH try to spell anything, give him half a minute and he will misspell cat…or pussy….these misspellers do exist, trust me…lol

    Fractured Fowl….3…..2……1…..OUT.

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  • @Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right May 18, 2018 7:29 PM

    @ Prodigal Son

    Tell me something Prodigal Son.

    You dun know that de ole man has been looking for a Piece Uh Wuk for some time now, and i did was wondering ef you know anybody down at dat illiterate place pun George Street where I cud do some proof reading and Stoopid Cartoons fuh dem.
    …………………………………………….

    So sorry my friend, I wish I could help you ……..LOL………nothing to do with the dlp morons now or ever.

    Your cartoons are on and popping as the young people would say.. Great job by your grandson!

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  • @Bush Tea May 18, 2018 10:59 PM

    Bushie is trying to get a hard copy of the DLP manifesto…. so that the Bushman can piss on it…
    ……………………………………

    OMG……Bushie, you have me “dedding”!

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Bush Tea May 18, 2018 10:59 PM
    “Bushie is trying to get a hard copy of the DLP manifesto…. so that the Bushman can piss on it…”

    LOL!! Bushie, ya dirty dog, ya! Only old dirty dogs piss on bullshit to fertilize dying trees found on George Street like Alvin Cummins royal palms.

    BTW, where are going to do the pissing? On the Garrison next to the pitchfork that Froon buried in November 2016?

    How come Froon has not used this time around the analogy of the race with one horse running alone before the big day and claiming victory as he did with OSA before the 2013 general elections?

    Does he have a ‘Fractured BLP’ foot this time around or is he behaving like a dead doggie old stud and sniffing Mia wicking ‘behind’?

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  • We can’t even get readers to accept that tactics of political warfare can morph into the normalization of even more ‘active measures’ against the population.

    Far less to accept that the fingerprints of the possible removal of a draft of the DLP manifesto from a database, somebody’s computer, leaves a bread crumb trail, constitute a standard forensic method as used by the FBI in these matters, maybe even the CID of Barbados.

    The political climate currently requires a suspension of all rationality and a reckless dive into partisanship.

    Forensic science is widely used across many areas to establish timelines, connect electronic devices etc.

    Certainly, the errors cited in the document released by MAM when compared to the final document, as released by the DLP itself, would constitute solid independent evidence about the providence of the document released by MAM.

    BLP partisans are failing to accept that their party has made several possibly fatal political errors, thus far, in an election they should have been winning by a canter.

    Instead of the release of the DLP manifesto being a scoop for the BLP, there is a sense that the errors therein could minimize its effect, at best. And backfire on MAM and the BLP, at worse.

    But there have been other errors made by the BLP during and leading up to these elections which may act as the saviour of the DLP.

    These include the strategic error of constructing a mini-manifesto which has always been so grossly incompatible with current economic realities, it has been widely rejected. This rejection has delayed the release of their manifesto, proper.

    Indeed, the leadership of MAM, before, and so far during these elections, could hardly give comfort to thinking BLPites.

    Instead of a clear run for the post of maximum leader the BLP and MAM have had to deal with all manner of self-inflicted political wounds. Wounds which might yet to fatal.

    Yet, people like ‘The Miller’ could still be guided that that a Mottley should be given a ‘chance’ with a failure rate not dissimilar to Stuart and in the absence of the use of scientific method to prove that we are dealing with a bumper crop of failures.

    None of this makes the case for the DLP. Nor exempt them from 10 years of a vicious austerity leading Bajans, by the nose, into a darkness hithertofore unknown. Not in modern memory!

    Up to this day the DLP has not, to our satisfaction, given an acceptable explanation as to why all of this pain was so necessary, far less committed to a policy of taking the people into their confidence should they get another term.

    The BLP should not be anymore forgiven for their ineptitude, as cited above, than the massive failures of the DLP, as seen for 10 years, especially during the last 5.

    Maybe all this is psychological, Bajans may in the end, accept that the punishment of the DLP is satisfaction enough. Which is equivalent to acceptance of all the signs of the mismanagement by the BLP in the past, during this campaign and for the next five years.

    And the next five years is where we should be.

    In that, we regret, the future will be no different than our past, regardless of the misdirections of a coward and a crook.

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  • Lawd Bushie yuh gine really piss pon yuh Party’s manifesto??? Tek care yuh doan dissolve it! Yuh piss might be acid! LOL.

    The posters and manifestos were all printed abroad and dem talking bout lack of foreign exchange. For the life of me I am wondering why the DLP have to show people how they wasted their school days. They still can’t spell and write good grammar.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Pachamama May 19, 2018 9:05 AM

    How does your position compare with that involving the public disclosure of information about the income tax affairs of a private individual?

    Information which must be kept confidential between the servants of the Crown and a private citizen whose right to confidentiality is enshrined in the Constitution.

    That kind of information released on the DLP electioneering platform should only be accessible to a court of law unless its public disclosure is approved by the tax payer.

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  • Again Pacha what is your point? This is a government which has brayed loudly about possible wiretapping by Mia Mottley et al and despite being in office for ten Rh years has produced not a scintilla of evidence. Sorry but the braying of JAs sound like the little boy who cried wolf.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ David May 19, 2018 9:52 AM

    Excellent riposte, Blogmaster!

    That should put poor Pacha on the back foot!

    He ought to be careful he does not find himself being hoisted by his own petard to trigger that antiquated device hanging like Damocles sword.

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  • True, miller

    At least we who support the BLP will and have lambaste them when they are wrong…………not so with dems……their party is right no matter what they do even destroying our country.

    Poor souls!

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  • When the dead king actually had government files at the infamous Haggatt Hall meeting in 2008 as well as private bank documents……….that was alright.

    The DLP is playing catch up to the BLP……..that is evident.

    After their disastrous campaign launch at the Stadium………they had to re-launch. The morons did not even appreciate the irony of launching their campaign at a pop down stadium which was left to deteriorate under their watch. So disastrous was that meeting that I am told they have taken it down from their website. (I dont go on their website, so I dont know how true).

    At the second launch, they went to Bay Street……a place they have never held meetings prior and then to Carlisle carpark……. also not a stomping ground for dems.

    The BLP’s manifesto launch was in Plumgrove as the “barnments” refused to give permission for the big Kingsland field….no problem…… the BLP rammed the place and days later when the dems went to the Kingsland field, the field swallowed them up.

    The BLP moved to Oistins last Sunday night. They refused permission to use Granny’s carpark, no problem….the bees overtook the area above the gas station, the gas station area, Super Center carpark and the beach side…….. and surprise surprise the dems went to Oistins Thursday night and used Granny’s carpark.

    No problem, block the BLP all they want, they cant stop the BLP.

    Look at what they did to Ronald Toppin last night, blocked him from using one place, then did not even have the meeting and when he moved to another site, the police stopped him saying that he did not have permission for that site.

    Every day has an end!

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  • My memories of political mass meetings.

    The first was a BLP meeting in Dover.

    The second was a DLP meeting in Silver Sands.

    Can’t remember anything that was said on the platforms.Was distracted. lol

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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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