2018 General Election BUzz

The eagerly awaited 2018 General Election is finally here. Unlike previous elections we have not had a CADRES Poll to ‘control’ the debate. The blogmaster’s view on polling in the days and weeks before an election can be found on BU’s pages- it compromises the process.

The blogmaster has grown cynical of late after observing how the majority of the citizens are satisfied with a process best described as ‘political musical chairs’ we love to play every election cycle. Today is the one day in the governance process Barbadians exert the power to dictate to the political directorate who they want to lead the country. The down side is that after exercising our civic duty the system is ‘hijacked’ by those elected to SERVE.

One of the most used words in the political lexicon is CHANGE. The use of the word reached a ‘crescendo’ in 2008 with the rise of Barack Obama. Are we the citizenry satisfied the change which has been promised every election cycle bar none was satisfactorily delivered?   At this juncture in our history what has to change? What can we the PEOPLE do to determine how members of the political class – who are elected to serve the us by the way – to force change to our governance setup?

Polling stations will open from 6AM to 6PM.

#voteforchange

#bethechange

123 comments

  • Pachamama

    Based on information. 2013 voters turnout was 62.2%and 2008 was 63.04%. Where you get 51%?

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  • Pachamama. Your percentage is based on Party’s percentages. DLP gained 51.30% and BLP gained 48.22%. However, voters turnout which was the total amount of electors casting votes were 62.2%.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Again de ole man us asking wunna to pay attention to the situation with the way that the boxes are arriving and the procedures associated with their chain of custody and how they are being monitored

    Boxes are coming from the polling stations how?

    Using Tranport Board buses manned by who?

    Travelling by what route?

    And being delivered to who?

    Under the monitoring of whom?

    In short who is eyeballing these boxes continuously?

    From what the chap just said about STMNW it appears to be some “dark areas” where there is no representative in the room with the boxes prior to the actual counting

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  • Sorry.

    We stand corrected.

    Rememberd the wrong number

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  • Let’s hope the votes are counted tonight.

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  • The blogmaster is receiving reports that the management of the post voting process tonight. We agree an official announcement should be forthcoming 2 hours ago!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    These Foreign Service and Special Polling Bay boxes are of some concern to de ole man

    Who has been eyeballing them?

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  • That’s the thing, in countries with millions of voters, not less than 200K like a tiny island …you get announcements 2 hours after polls close..

    …they are making a production out of this because they know they are up to no good…no Cambridge Analytica to help them tief the election, so they have to stumble around..

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    AS de ole man asked and BEGGED thst an examination of the lists and the procedures associated with with the electoral process

    If there was one box in each of the stations it means that the was this fraud is being effected is in the combination of (a) mixed up lists and (b) fraudulently replaced boxes

    There is NO WAY ANYONE CAN CONTEST THE COUNT IF 750 R ORE NAMES ARE NOT IN THEIR STATED BOXES BUT INCREDULOUSLY TURN UP IN OTHER AREAS

    REMEMBER THAT THE VOTE COUNT WILL NOT BE A STATING OF THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED BUT JUST THE BALLOTS’ PREFERENCE

    AND NOW CHRIST CHURCH WEST DISCLOSES THAT A BOX WAS TAMPERED WITH

    Hard ears won’t hear own way going feel

    The switching will happen in the Transport Board Buses

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  • barbadostoday got a live stream going.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    People are being warned to stay away from the counting stations

    It is being shared that there is going to be trouble because of the results

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  • According to Vic ballot boxes for St. Leonard’s school counting centre have not arrived yet, they only just started counting at the St. Michael school counting centre.and so on..

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  • @Piece

    A reporter just mentioned that boxes from St Michael North were stored up at Dodds…….what the hell????????

    I just do not trust John Haynes, he is a hardcore dem from St John……a dlp pimp who went from a Registering Officer head of the EBC, thanks to the dead king.

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  • @Gabriel May 24, 2018 12:11 PM “I again complain that my vote is not “in secret”….this morning there were 2 people sitting at a right angle to the voting booth who were there to see where I placed my X on the ballot.”

    So haven’t you learned yet to put your body in the way so that you block nosy people. Do you let people read your cell phone when you are in public places too?

    Stupseee!!!!

    Big men and women shouldn’t need so much nannying.

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  • This whole fiasco just shows how incompetent this government has been from day one until the end.

    What a cock up!

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  • @Well, Well May 24, 2018 1:06 PM “Why did they not make provisions for the elderly, disabled and frail…we know the government is inconsiderate…but the elderly and disabled are not only there to be robbed of their land, money and properties,,they should be accommodated and should not have to stand for 2 hour.”

    At my polling station there was a very nice young man who was escorting disabled people to the head of the line.. And there was a ramp to the building, a ramp to the toilets, and a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

    So at least at that station the disabled were being accommodated. Most of the people in line were fit elderly

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  • Piece
    Left up to you the dlp would get zero votes lol

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  • WTRH…
    The RH election eff up too?
    Unbelievable!

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  • The blogmaster has no sensible words to describe what is unraveling in Barbados at this time.

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  • Bush Tea May 24, 2018 5:29 PM “Some otherwise-unemployed old woman peeping into your polling booth should be the VERY LEAST of your concerns.”

    Wha’ unemployed old women do you?

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  • @David May 24, 2018 10:33 PM “The blogmaster has no sensible words.”

    Bare wrasse whole (RH) sh!te!!!

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  • An unconfirmed report that BLP reps are on the bus with ballots, DLP not allowed.

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  • Maybe they were just curious to see if you actually could make an X

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  • No candidate should be allowed on the bus but a representative of each party should be accompany the ballot boxes to ensure there is not crookery.

    This is unfreakingbelievable.

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  • This is DISGUSTING. Absolutely disgusting.

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  • No wonder they want to get rid of CCJ.

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  • Every Rh this government has had to oversee it ends up going south!!!

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  • Why the Rh should the special boxes be holding up the process?

    #riduiculus

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  • @ David,

    Do they collect all the boxes before they start counting ?

    We should have been seeing poll numbers an hour after polls closed.

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  • Bajans will remember this next election too. NOT ever vote for any of these people ever again.

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  • Why so much trouble with the special boxes?

    They could have paid 30 taximen $100 each to transport the 30 special boxes to the polling stations. Two agents, one from each of the main parties and one policeman could have accompanied each box. From St. Phillip to St. Lucy would take an hour at most even in heavy traffic. If the boxes left the prison at 6 they would/should have been at the counting stations by 7. And the electoral count should be done by now.

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  • @Hants

    Yes, all the boxes have to be collected before counting starts.

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  • Are-we-there-yet

    I wonder if the genesis of this whole debacle might have been in the attitude of the Electoral Office management who would seem to have defied orders from the CCJ and the Barbados Supreme court. One question that could be asked is if a Chief Electoral Officer would have defied an order of the Court without being ordered to do so by a Superior?

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  • What is this bullsheet I am hearing about non Barbadians / commonwealth citizens voting late and delaying the counting of votes?

    Time to take these words out of the National Anthem.

    ” Strict guardians of our heritage
    Firm craftsmen of our fate “

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  • Any doubt now of dictatorial tendencies?

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Hants
    didn’t the CJ hear some case from these folks earlier this morning?

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  • Is he trying to push this to a state of emergency?

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  • @Hants

    Following the Barbados Today feed, the reason for the delay appears to be the late delivery of the special boxes.

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  • An ongoing manifestation of shiite….and arrogance.
    After listening to Liz Thompson on CBC, Bushie has flashbacks to the last BLP dispensation of belligerence and crude arrogance. It is not difficult to project the kind of future in store for this already shitty place.

    Remember David?
    What aint ketch yuh aint pass yuh….

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  • Continue posting HERE please.

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  • Congrats to all BLPites on BU blog !!

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  • Looks like “Hats” Payne has lost his seat in St. Andrew. Just as well anyway!

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  • Those who are too enthusiastic now are warned.

    There are still approx. 40,000 civil servants destroying the island. They will go on depleting the forex reserves.

    There is still a blue GG, a blue DPP, a blue gov of central bank, the many blue judges and a blue registrar, not to mention all the officers S1 and S3 with their affiliation to the DLP, their families and courtesans. At least 25,000 They will do everything to sabotage the new government and to drive Barbados into slavery.

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  • Tron May 25, 2018 4:39 AM

    There are still approx. 40,000 civil servants destroying the island. They will go on depleting the forex reserves(Quote)

    What has this got to do with foreign exchange reserves?.

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  • I hope and pray that God will give you, PM MAM, and the other 29 members of government the strength, wisdom, knowledge and protection to get the job done without any let or hindrance. Please, MAM, I also pray that your government remain humbled and never lose touch with any of the citizens of this beautiful country. I pray that the goodly people of this country will join forces together with the new government and rally to the cause. We should appreciate the fact that we (government and people) all have a most difficult task ahead of us to stop this country falling off the edge of the cliff where the last administration has taken us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  • @Tron May 25, 2018 4:39 AM “all the officers S1 and S3 with their affiliation to the DLP, their families and courtesans.”

    To tell the truth, I don’t see that man of the former DLP fellas able to manage with na courtesans. Being able to hold on to a courtesan takes physical staman and money, and sometimes power.

    Fa all ‘o DEM, dem tings, money, power, and the physica stamina of youth all ‘o dem in real, real short supply right now.

    A lotta, lotta DEM will find that they have shortcomings

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