Stand Firm With Your New Government Barbados

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, Clement Payne Movement
As the new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration and its inspirational leader — Prime Minister Mia Mottley — commence our country’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the role and duty of every patriotic citizen is to stand in solidarity with our Government and to present a strong seamlessly united Government / Private Sector / Trade Union / Civil Society front to the IMF.
Our new government has made it clear that its approach to the IMF will be centred around the fundamental “Barbadian principle” that our country’s development MUST be based on nurturing and fostering the educational talents and accomplishments of our people , and on maintaining a sound, efficient and civilized system of social services and amenities for the benefit of tourists, would-be foreign investors, and the Barbadian citizenry alike.
Prime Minister Mottley has made it clear that  Barbados will be approaching the IMF NOT as a helpless supplicant, but as a respected member of that international financial institution — a member that has over the years consistently demonstrated that its basic national developmental model is sound and sensible.
We Barbadians therefore need to uniformly assure the IMF that, having freed ourselves of an uncharacteristically dysfunctional Barbadian governmental administration, we are now more than capable of restoring local and foreign investor confidence in our economy, and in undertaking firm and measured reforms to update and strengthen our economic model, and to upgrade the productivity of our population.
Thus, what Barbados needs from the IMF at this time is some temporary financial relief to ease the burden of our international debt obligations and to shore up our stock of foreign reserves, while we (Government and people together) forge ahead with urgency and a new sense of  mission to carry out the necessary national repairs and reforms.
The last thing that we need at this time — on the eve of the visit of the IMF team — is the divisive and potentially demoralizing public mouthings of the Delisle Worrells of Barbados!
Dr Delisle Worrell — the man who fought tooth and nail to save HIS job: the former Central Bank Governor who facilitated the DLP government’s economically destructive printing of money for several years — has come out of the proverbial woodwork to publicly oppose the fundamentals of our new Government’s approach to the IMF and to suggest that our Government should immediately fire 1,500 public sector workers and virtually eliminate all financial support for our statutory corporations.
(Clearly, Dr Worrell’s job was of supreme value and importance to him, but he seemingly cannot appreciate why the jobs of thousands of other Barbadian citizens who work in the public service and in the statutory corporations are of value and importance to THEM and their families !)
With all due respect to my Barbadian elder, I would like to inform Dr Worrell that he and the dysfunctional DLP Government that he served have already done enough damage to our country, and that he should just shut up and allow Ms Mottley and her team to engage with the IMF against a background of unified national support.
On behalf of the officers and members of the Clement Payne Movement I hereby call upon all Barbadian citizens and all of the civil society and private sector organizations of our country to stand united in solidarity with our Government as it embarks upon these important and sensitive negotiations with the IMF.
Let us —by our words and deeds — bring home to the officials of the IMF that Barbados is indeed a special country — a sturdy little nation that possesses such invaluable resources as a compact and well organized society, a literate and well educated population, an impressive communications infrastructure, a cohesive and distinctive national culture, a relatively large stock of domestic savings, a strategic geographical location, an admirable political stability and maturity, a population steeped in the instincts and practices of democracy, and an appreciable number of national economic resources imbued with the potential for future development.
There is nothing that is wrong with Barbados that we — the Barbadian people — cannot put right !

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  • Sagicor welcomes IMF move

    SHAWN CUMBERBATCH, shawncumberbatch@nationnews.com

    Added 04 June 2018

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    Ravi Rambarran. (FILE)

    Sagicor Financial Corporation has welcomed Government’s decision to get help from the International Monetary Fund.

    The company’s chief operating officer Ravi Rambarran said: “We view that as a welcome development, it demonstrates recognition of the problem, acceptance of the problem, and that you are now willing to engage on a path towards fiscal sustainability.”

    He was speaking today from Trinidad during a teleconference where he and group president and chief executive officer Dodridge Miller reported on the group’s performance and fielded questions from the Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados media.

    Rambarran said last year Sagicor achieved its best performance since 2008. It earned a US$115.3 million profit last year, compared to US$109.3 million in 2016.

    The positive performance continued in the first quarter ended March 31, when Sagicor’s net income was US$38.9 million. It earned US$27 million in the same period the year before.

    Both Rambarran and Miller said 2018 was likely to be another good year for company. Barbados accounts for about 14 per cent of its business. (SC)

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  • Worrell not budging

    ALEX DOWNES, alexdownes@nationnews.com

    Added 04 June 2018

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    Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell. (FP)

    FORMER GOVERNOR of the Central Bank, Dr DeLisle Worrell, is sticking to his guns that Government should send home 1 500 workers if it wants to fix the country’s economic problems.
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    He also suggested that Prime Minister Mia Mottley was badly advised in her decision to suspend payments on debts owed to external commercial creditors.

    However, Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Marsha Caddle, and regional economist, Trinidadian Marla Dukharan, are not seeing it his way.

    Worrell commented, via a recorded message yesterday, on the Government’s announcement of debt restructuring during Sunday Brasstacks on Starcom Network.

    “The most precious asset the Government of Barbados possesses in facing the current foreign exchange crisis are its long-term exchange rate peg and its unblemished record of servicing its debt in full and on time,” he said on the radio call-in programme.

    “Government must preserve these assets at all costs. The key to doing so, as I have publicly advocated, is to cut the public service by approximately 1 500 jobs and to reduce subsidies to Government-owned entities to ten per cent in the first instance,” he added.

    Worrell said if this was done, Government would be able to meet all its debt obligations, relieve pressure on the foreign exchange market and balance its fiscal current account.

    He said it was on that basis the country should approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    However, Caddle, an economist, downplayed Worrell’s claims, arguing workers could no longer be at the forefront of economic reforms.

    “I think we have to start getting creative with this economy and determine that we can no longer have labour and workers being at the frontline of an adjustment,” Caddle said.

    “It is always easy to make that determination that you must send home a certain number of workers, but I think that we have seen there are other avenues and that we do have to get creative,” she added.

    Meanwhile, Dukharan, who was also on Brasstacks, said the former Governor’s assessment was somewhat off the mark.

    “He touched on reducing Government expenditure on wages, salaries and subsidies,” she said. “But to be fair, as the Prime Minister has outlined, the amount of money paid in debt servicing was even higher than wages and salaries and also subsidies.

    “So I can’t see how you can fix your fiscal deficit, which Governor Worrell has said is a priority, and not adjust the debt servicing cost.”

    In an address following last Friday’s Social Partnership meeting, Mottley announced Government would be suspending payment on debts owed to external commercial creditors, and also ask domestic creditors to roll
    over principal maturities until Government reached a restructuring agreement.

    She also said the IMF would be visiting the island tomorrow for discussions. (AD)

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  • These are the same captalist that Commisiong cuss day and night while bowning to the political rhetoric of his loyal and dedicate masters Chavez and Castro now deceased
    It is amazing that he would tilt his political hat oh so slghtly to the left asking barbadians to support his cousin Mia Mottley as she hands barbados over to the captalist to ran the affairs of barbados
    Cheese on bread he cant be such a bold faced hypocrite.

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  • I am not surprised by your words Mr. Commissiong…..Not surprised at all.

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  • I am in agreement with David Comissiong’s statement on former Governor Worrell.

    Had he stood by his principles and the economic advice he is now trying to give to MAM and had he stood up to the neophyte Chris Sinckler………..Barbados would not be in the mess that it is in today.

    Who gave Sinckler the idea of printing money that decimated our economy?

    Who insulted the media and refused to hold press conferences to be answerable and accountable to the public of Barbados?

    He lived large and in charge whilst he was governor………busting his entertainment budget by thousands, his driver was used as his personal aide his overtime catering to the governor’s needs and wishes……..the driver’s salary was said to be in the seven figures……..but yet he is now shouting “this cut 1500 people idea” loudly every time he opens his mouth. If 1500 people are cut…….who knows how many people this will affect……4500?????

    He went to court to save his high paying job with all the perks but wants 1500 people sent home. What are the people to do when they are sent home when the DLP raped the NIS?

    Had he and Sinckler managed the economy after they sent home 3000 and a further 3500 whose temporary status was not renewed, Barbados would not be in this mess.

    He may be brilliant but like OSA, he needs to ride off in the sunset.

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  • bajanfreeparty

    Restore, Put back , Give back Barbados True History records, The IMF was a set up to Hide the Massive Land Fraud and PONZI ran and supported by the BLP then DLP , Now the DLP is all 30 crooks are Gone, Nice Move, Next Move, Archives and Land Registry Records needs to be Put Back by those who removed them, This is a criminal Matter for the COP and DPP, Black Rock Plantation, Britton’s Hill Plantation, The Garden Plantations, Cave Hill Plantation Records, We have or Claim Every Plantation in St. Michael and others across Barbados, The Bill as of June is over $$ 9.18 Billion Dollars, Let Mia also give that Bill to the IMF, On Todays NEWS CONFRENCE ON BAY STREET OF ST, MICHAEL WILL SHOW ALL CRIMES BY THE DBLP AND BDLP GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS NOTICE GIVEN, BY Alex-Mitchell:El ,BFP/CUP,,,,,, find the missing Plantations of Barbados
    http://www.creolelinks.com/1913-barbados-plantation-owners-names.html there are more than 95 missing, We have and Hold the title deeds, for Clear title Banking, to build 30,000 new homes a Storm is coming, Tell the IMF to add that Bill to Barbados Bill, No Clear Title no Economy, The PONZI is Over,

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  • Georgie Porgie

    DAVID BOY, I DONT KNOW IF YOUR DEAR DADDY TAUGHT YOU THIS
    BUT THIS IS WHAT I WAS TAUGHT… IN Psalm 118:9 WE READ

    It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

    ……..OR PRINCESSES

    THIS IS HOW I WILL BE STANDING FIRM

    Colossians 1:23
    if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

    Ephesians 6:11
    Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

    1 Peter 5:9
    But resist him (I.E THE DEVIL), firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

    1 Corinthians 16:13
    Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

    2 Corinthians 1:24
    Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
    Hebrews 3:6

    but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house–whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
    Hebrews 3:14
    For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,

    Hebrews 4:14
    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

    Hebrews 10:23

    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

    Joshua 23:6
    “Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left,

    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.

    Philippians 1:27
    Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

    Philippians 4:1
    Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

    Ephesians 6:13
    Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

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  • Amen….GP.

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  • But we fight against principalities against powers and draconian rulers bearing gifts in the name of peace

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  • Asking bajans to stand firm with this govt akin to asking them to stand firm with the executioner who in a few months would with the switftnes of a pen have bajans begging for mercy to no avail.
    Commisiong you must be smoking something funny .
    You have stood in the way of poor bajans for the past ten years now have the nerve to stand firm with the executioners.

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  • The IMF are Always Money that the country pay the Lenders and they would act as an Intermediator saying to the Country we will lend you money to help you pay your debts on the Following Conditions.

    All Bajan’s recognise that we were going down the Wrong Road but what we are hoping for is that this Government does not Mess Up and they are already talking like that…they want to Keep All the Social Services, they want to pay for University Education, and all the other things they want to add on.

    What people fail to understand is that you get more of what you Subsidize that is like Encouraging Welfare…. That is like Encouraging people to want Free Stuff I.E. Social Services, so although I wish the BLP well, I am Saddened and Disheartened by the Fact that they want to Extend the Socialist State. The State taken Ten Men to Weed a road when a Private man does it he does it on his own with One Weed Wacker and he does not need a Supervisor that sits in the office and the manager in the other office.

    And you are telling me that More Social Services run by the Government is going to be Productive for Barbados. I want the Government to Succeed. I pray every night for them to Succeed. I pray from all of us in Barbados. I am willing to give them a Chance, they Deserve that Chance but if they Do Not Wise Up is we the Ordinary people will have to pay. A Politician never pulls money from his own Pocket to pay for all these Social Services he takes it from our Pocket and wants us to smile thinking he is Charitable.

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  • Georgie Porgie…Our Faith in God is the Rock upon which we Stand that Will Not be Washed Away when the Storms of Adversity Comes.

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  • Correction…The IMF are Always (the) Money …

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  • The voters of Barbados have overwhelmingly made known their anger at the management of the country by the DLP.The GG appointed by the DLP in its dying days has used the authority reposed in her office by appointing 3 independent senators with extra strong connections to the DLP.How can they be considered to hold an independent view.These are party people.The party said it wanted no part of the Senate.This is window dressing of the worst kind.

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  • Gabriel you have made that same point about the bajan mandate etc etc
    But what youmhave no said is that bajans voted for better and not for bitter
    Only the blp yardfowls would continue to push an agenda now formulated in Mia reversal of politics which has already started out to be a big fuc..ng failure in that she has made promises which she cannot keep then as if she belives no one will notice tore up the mandate and invited the IMF to take over the management of barbados
    Mia has now become sounding brassbowl and tinkling cymbal

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Keep Dumbville and his yardfowls far far away from parliament. .

    The people have spoken.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Anne

    De Ole Man like you IS NOT SURPRISED at this move by this mercurial warrior.

    De ole man asked meself “why would David Commisiong NEED TO EVEN PEN AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE IMF?”

    And meself answered “SYCOPHANT”

    Being dat de ole man is sort of slow de ole man went off to the dictionary fit the definition of that word which was

    “…a servile self-seeking flatterer …”

    Now please do tell de ole man what is the purpose of creating a 1,000 word article which could have been a simple blog submission on any one of the other blogs that abound here on BU?

    indeed one could remark that, UNLIKE THE LUMINARY JEFF CUMBERBATCH, David Come Sing Along does not deign to comment in any article on BU which is NOT AUTHORED BY HIM (like the Loveridge fellow? Heheheheh) and give of his legal expertise.

    OR could it be said that Come Sing Along (note dat de ole man gone to a next name which somebody going soon post and say dat de ole man being derogatory to the Champion of Local Injustices ) is singing for his supper?

    Why would he use and lose his “solidarity currency” is this innocuous unrelated issue about the IMF?

    David.

    Sometimes you fail collosally to comprehend which battles to engage in and which ones show you to be a suck pooch specialist.

    Do forgive my French but sometimes remaining outside the fray is the best strategy but den again looka who giving you advice effing it is not de ole man who got a horse in every race pun BY heheheheh

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please…

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  • She see yuh Commie boy.Don’t worry she got your pick line up for you.You don’t need any more lotta long talk.It in the bag already.

    The work done and now is time to eat.Cut up the fatted calf man and enjoy yourself.Oh lordie.

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  • Cherry picking started as Abrahms hit de ground running.$400,000 quick fix.

    Wunna can find de video on Nationnews.

    I only posting videos in the Diaspora corner.

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  • @Mariposa

    Has the south coast sewage forced you from under your rock?

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  • @ Gabriel June 4, 2018 8:35 PM

    The blue senators appointed by their sister, the GG who failed to become a judge at the CJJ, have one interest in mind, namely to enrich Baloney, COW and the members of the DLP. More robbery in the name of the blue plantocracy and their white masters will come. The BLP must do everything to stop this blue cult.

    Ten years economic rape by Chris Sinckler and his party are enough! All public servants with affiliation to the DLP must go, from the very top of this country to the courts and down the the admin and gov corps. The arrogant Dems and their clueless supporters should work on a plantation under the hot tropical sun for at least ten years to feel like the Barbadian taxpayer, the slave of the 21st century.

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  • Agree with Comrade Comissiong to a point. It is a democracy therefore former Governor Worrell is free to peddle his economic theories to his heart content. He need not worry Worrell’s prescription has any currency with Lagarde and team given public verbal sparring between the two when Worrell was Governor.

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  • Tron June 5, 2018 4:38 AM
    “The blue senators appointed by their sister, the GG who failed to become a judge at the CJJ, have one interest in mind, namely to enrich Baloney, COW and the members of the DLP. More robbery in the name of the blue plantocracy and their white masters will come. The BLP must do everything to stop this blue cult”.

    Everyone that has Acquired Means did not have something unless he Inherited it and they aren’t that many people in Barbados.
    A man that has no means cannot hire another person…a man of no means cannot build a building or fund a project. All the people of means that have been mentioned several times in a Derogatory manner on BU such as COW have started from the Bottom. COW story is well known when he got his Break with Barrow in helping to construct the Deep Water Harbour.

    And the other Spoken of so many times …. Who exactly do you think Paid for the Air Ambulance for the two men that were Critically injured in the resent Sol Rally on two different Days? You Tron or any Politician? Find out for yourself.

    These Individuals presently employ hundreds of people at various levels of management even down to the Labourer.

    Here’s to you and your Ilk Tron… “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

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  • How do you Propose we Get Rid of the Revenue Earners Tron?
    In a Free Market, businesses Can and should Choose whatever they want for goods and services.

    Businesses DESERVE fair compensation for the widgets they produce. If prices get too high, consumers will choose alternative products at prices the consumer deems reasonable. It’s called economic efficiency.
    The idea that redistribution is somehow appropriate is weak minded and implies oppression or lack of fairness. Too my knowledge, no entity, certainly no government, has proven effective at redistribution of resources.

    If People were not all subject to Heavy Taxations they as well as businesses will involve themselves in Charity and more Philanthropy, a few may not but that is their choice. A man spends a lot of his life accumulating wealth through his Hard work, Diligence, Sacrifice Know How Etc. And when we notice that he is wealthy, he is usually an old man, and after he has acquired his wealth people want to take it from him (as in he has too much.) Most of these Rich people will die and leave their wealth it is not taken with them and it is left for their decedents with no guarantee that it will remain in their hands for the may spend it.. People who want to take away a man’s wealth after he has accumulated it, then what is the incentive to accumulate wealth if people will take it?

    You may as well choose to be one of the takers than one of the workers and if you take what is not yours what are you called?

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ David June 5, 2018 8:12 AM

    De Liar needs to disappear off the scene just like Sinckler, Stuart and OSA.

    That liar’s professional reputation and moral compass have both been shot to pieces.

    We shall not forget the role he played in the reelection of the now totally discredited DLP administration in February 2013.

    This is the same man who, up to now, cannot give a valid explanation for the ‘arranged’ disappearance of $300 million in foreign reserves within three months of Sinckler returning to the Ministry of Finance.

    Oh how much needed that large slice of foreign reserves would be to Barbados to help pay towards its foreign debts due this month.

    The only conclusion which can be reasonably drawn is that the foreign reserves books were cooked to make the menu of good economic management look attractively desirable to the February 2013 electorate; just like the old woman on the bus.

    As was argued back then that arrogant man is nothing but a garden gnome of deceit, a disgrace to his ‘calling and an embarrassment to former colleagues.

    As the saying goes you never miss the water (forex) until the well runs dry.
    Now that the forex well is almost dry that scoundrel Deliar wants PM Mottley to commit political hari-kari even before she is 3 months in the ‘refilling’ job of water maiden.

    He and the other mock doctor of management JR could as well join-up with Stinkliar, Dumbville and Kellman to form the Alliance against Mottley going to the IMF.

    But don’t expect the other quisling OSA to join them this time around; for he has been burnt too much in political hell not to have learnt his lesson of never following a multitude to do evil.

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  • “The only conclusion which can be reasonably drawn is that the foreign reserves books were cooked to make the menu of good economic management look attractively desirable to the February 2013 electorate; just like the old woman on the bus.”

    That was the hand of the now defunct Cambridge Analytica….just as defunct as the exgovernment..lol

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ The Sage Annunaki

    When I grow up I want to be just like you.

    Seriously.

    You are one of the sharpest minds I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

    You are honed like Excalibur.

    There is much ghat you know that you don’t say and yet you say it

    Anyways nuff respect.

    You see that resurrection of Deliar Brekshank?

    Any you see that $300 million missing from the CENTRAL bank under their tenure?

    And you see this forensics that is being conducted system wide

    And you see the wire transfer trail that correspondent banks have and which Barbados has to use with the SWIFT and ISO9362 codes

    Pretty soon Deliar going be sleeping next to Bubba or hiding in Murica wid he mini cooper self

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  • David my daddy was not a preacher like yours, do I had to learn things on my own such as the tenets of Hebrews 12:1-2

    Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

    Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    I WOULD SUGGEST THAT ALL FAITHFUL BAJANS OF FAITH lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…..and not to the guv’ment!

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  • How Timely …Just received from a friend….He will Show the Way when we Look to Him and Trust in Him…

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ David Commissong

    I have to shake my head in amusement in how Barbadians are easily fooled and misled.

    Not a word from you about crooked George Payne QC and you easily move among the BLP Political gangsters whom you know personally from previous Ministerial Positions have been involved with robbing the Barbados Treasury and Tax Payers similar to the recent DLP corruption and thefts.

    Mia is bringing back the same thieves under Owen Arthur including former BLP Senator John Williams whose crooked son Steven Williams was involved with fleecing the taxpayers and Treasury under a scheme where computers and other technology was installed worth big $$$ in various Community Resources Centers around the island.

    Steven Williams of Sunisle got the contract under Owen Arthur BLP Administration where his father John Williams was a BLP Senator at the time and an insider job to ‘win’ the Contract which broke all Barbados Government Tendering Rules.

    Yet we never hear a word from you involving corruption in the BLP Political party gangsters.

    Barbadians will continue to suffer as there are way too many wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ David BU

    Hi I have a comment awaiting moderation.

    Your assistance please.

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  • The time has long past where those in the know about wrongdoing should share. Some of us are tired of the accusations tossed around every election cycle.

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ David BU

    What I speak of is fact.

    I couldn’t careless about election cycles.

    Barbados is doomed; when you put foxes in a chicken pen what happens?

    That is an apt description of Barbados two main Political parties.

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  • Barbados is doomed; when you put foxes in a chicken pen what happens?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    A most excellent analogy

    Our ONLY POSSIBLE hope is for the Chief Fox to undergo a character-transplant-operation that converts them into a “fowl protector and benefactor”….

    Such operations are rare…but possible.

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  • Barbados whistleblower . i tried bringing up the George Payne issued on this blog a week ago but was shouted down by the blp yardfowls who now belives that a demon dress in white has got a new found conversion of biblical proportion
    Mia has now embarked on a path of massive economic destruction for the barbadian people under a false pretense that she can make things better
    Only a week in office and the few rafters that keep barbados from defaulting has already crashed to the ground
    Yet these silly Blp acolytes want all and sundry to belivebthat the IMF path would make all things better
    But then again many of them do not have to bear the pain as there nest are already feathered

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  • People have been keeping stupid and wickedly destructive secrets in Barbados for too long, they can be so damn idiotic they even kept the dirty secrets of their oppressors for 52 long years, now what kind of warped and damaged mind would do that to the detriment of their own selves, their families and future generations.

    Even criminal Wall Street has recognized that Barbados is a Sovereign….of the UK Crown, and not an independent nation…

    …time for the UK to pay their crown employees on the island, so that the Supreme Court will once and for all be a real court, the GGs office will do its job as THE representative of buckingham palace as laid out in the constitution….. parliament, judiciary, bar association, legal services, civil services will finally function as they are supposed to and as was the intent when the constitution was drafted by the UK privy council and ratified in the UK parliament.. ..and they can finally control their crown employees in the parliament and elsewhere who have the propensity to be corrupt thieve and criminals..

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  • One would never hear of the suspect Commissiong whose efforts to stagnate and frustrate govt projects help played a significant role to govt not being accessible to debt financing through sale of assests or getting outside investors to invest in barbados
    Now he has the mitigated gall to be asking the poor and vulnerable where by his efforts might have caused and hamper their livelihood in getting jobs to stand firm with govt
    Commissiong got to be a f..king madman.

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  • Piece Uh De ROck Yeah Right

    @ Barbados Underground WhistleBlower

    You said and I quote “…Steven Williams of Sunisle got the contract under Owen Arthur BLP Administration where his father John Williams was a BLP Senator at the time and an insider job to ‘win’ the Contract which broke all Barbados Government Tendering Rules…”

    It is interesting to see a submission like this for a few reasons.

    When in the past it has been stated that these parties, known enemies to the state, can REINCARNATE, are accorded free passes, AND, depending on the person who makes the accusation, FLOAT ABOVE THE LAW.

    Leh we see whu going come of this temporary Senatorship to Daddy Sunisle

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  • Piece Uh De Rock YEah RIght

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your Assistance Please with an item in suspense

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  • Barbados Independence Act 1966

    1966 CHAPTER 37

    An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Barbados of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth.
    [17th November 1966]
    1 Fully responsible status of Barbados.
    (1)On and after 30th November 1966 (in this Act referred to as “the appointed day”) Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Barbados.
    (2)No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on or after the appointed day shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to Barbados as part of its law; and on and after that day the provisions of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the legislative powers of Barbados.

    Barbadian politicians have had NO interference from UK Government since Independence and seeking to blame others for the corruption of Bajan politicians is another smoke screen accept your culpability and take responsibility for your destruction of the once beautiful island of Barbados financial and physical infrastructure

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  • exyardfowls…yall better stop the deflecting and get ya exgovernment minister/political masters to return what they stole from the treasury and pension fund and don’t give the international community cause to go looking for it…becuase it will not be pretty….ya hear people are riled up in the diaspora and beyond angry .. as they should be….

    ….this particular insult and disrespect by an exgovernment who was supposed to protect the people from the criminals in the minority community and the criminals in their midst, did they exact opposite …..it is a crime against the bajan taxpayer and population and is very hard to dismiss and forget and should not be…criminals are supposed to pay for their crimes, whether they are in or out of parliament.

    If yall thought it cute that you accused the BLP of stealing during their 14 year reign and it gave yall license to thief even more and get away with it……in the usual monkey see, monkey do backward mentality of the uneducated….it will not work out this time.

    yall been warned.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    De ole man’s grandson has been suggesting that BU start a more proactive outreach for the average Bajan to AT LEAST become aware of how these things work and certainly what is going on.

    My query to you this morning was not really about the Poster Wars being located under a strange menu option it was moreso to ascertain if (a) de Stoopid Cartoons initiative is till welcome in the main postings since i remember the ole bajan saying (b) “ever so welcome, wait for a call.”

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  • UkBajan…I get where you are coming from..but the UK cannot have it both ways…

    They actually have Crown employees in Barbados that pledged allegiance to the Crown and all Soverignty of the island rests with the Crown…as outlined in YOUR Constitution, mind you the crown did not tell any of them in the past decades to be thieves and corrupt…but as the UK still monitors every action of everyone of their employees in Barbados and have for 52 years and have been aware of the decades of corruption, don’t even try to pull that one one me, try someone else….

    .the Crown could have stepped in at any time and put an end to the corruption…it would not have taken anything away from them and would have preserved the Crown’s sovereignty…as it stands even yall now look suspect because ya cannot say that the individual ministers over the years did not pledge allegiance to your crown and did not hold up their end of the bargain..to keep ya secrets away from the black population..

    Ya gave successive Barbados governments free rein without interference to manage the island’s business day to day, but that does not mean you do not bring them to heel when they deviate from the Constitution YOU created and they seek to destroy YOUR sovereignty.

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  • UKBajan,

    You are right. They have messed up things for the last 50 years now they want to blame every man and his dog for their gross incompetence.
    They want reparations, donations from the Monarch, Uncle Tom Cobbley and all. What they do not want is to see their own failure.
    The troubles Barbados faces are troubles caused by our own bad management of society since independence. Deal with it.

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  • Thank you. Barbados can no longer pretend it is the centre of the universe and politicians can do as they please. We owe it to our children and our old folk to do the best we can by our island – and to attract the investment Barbados desperately needs in order not to become another Venezuela it is time to function as a responsible country. With a debt ration of %175 and being the most most indebted country in the world it will be very hard to escape negative world criticism. We only have a quarter of a million citizens and very few are financially productive. Wake up Barbados. Do the right thing by your people

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  • @WellWell

    Read it through again.

    I have separated the passages with more space to make it easier for you. Barbadian Politicians have been in control of their – or destiny alone and have chosen to be thieves and fraudsters. Remember, God doesn’t stop man from perpetration sin, he merely shows him the correct way to live and allows him to use free will.

    Barbados Independence Act 1966

    1966 CHAPTER 37

    An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Barbados of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth.
    [17th November 1966]

    1 Fully responsible status of Barbados.

    (1)On and after 30th November 1966 (in this Act referred to as “the appointed day”) Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Barbados.

    (2)No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on or after the appointed day shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to Barbados as part of its law; and on and after that day the provisions of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the legislative powers of Barbados.

    Barbadian politicians have had NO interference from UK Government since Independence and seeking to blame others for the corruption of Bajan politicians is another smoke screen accept your culpability and take responsibility for your destruction of the once beautiful island of Barbados financial and physical infrastructure

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ Mariposa

    I did not agree with the selling of the Hilton as there appear to be a scam and underhanded business same as with Blue Horizon.

    The Hyatt also appeared to be another scam for kickbacks and to fleece the taxpayers of Barbados.

    My issue is one cannot talk out of both sides of the mouth unless one has a vested interest personally.

    David Commissong should be attacking and highlighting the corruption of both parties and not appear to be in bed with either one.

    If it smells like a dead rat it is a rat.

    Also birds of a feather flock together.

    There is no hope for Barbados despite the recent short term Euphoria.

    The same old corrupt theives and bullshitters are at the trough only difference wearing the colour Red.

    I was for Mia and the nee Government until I have seen the selection of some of the Ministers and Senators which made me come to the realisation the more things change THEY REMAIN THE SAME.

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    new

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  • UkBajan…I read it just as many times as you have, but again, were it my country, and my sovereignty I gave to a bunch of managers for day to day running and I monitor them…because it is my reputation and property at stake and in the 20th year of their management and responsibility to keep the country in the condition to which they pledged that they would, I noticed some changes

    …. and another 30 years passed and I can clearly see and hear about the deterioration ….I would expect my managers to tell me why the job I gave them to keep my country functioning is not being done, the methods they are using are not working, are ineffective and it appears that they are also corrupt….I would want to know why, because they pledged oaths and allegiance to me.

    I would put systems in place, since it is MY constitution, to amend it to reflect that what MY ministers/managers are doing to destroy the structures of the island will be rolled back and not tolerated.

    …..it’s not as if the GG who is THE representative for buckingham palace can say no he/she is not doing it….ALL. GGs swore an oath to uphold these tenets in the Constitution..and do what the Crown tells them to do. .

    These ministers and others who are under the Crown are mere managers, it is not something we can escape or pretend does not exist…they do not own the Sovereignty that they were supposed to protect and should have..

    There is more than enough blame to go around, the Sovereign Crown needs to do a better job of reining in their crown employees on the island.

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  • Besides…had it been a multinational corporation, which am sure somewhere in old documents buried in the privy council or buckingham palace the island is probably still listed as a business, just like the US is listed as a corporation……..in that type of scenario in Barbados…the CEO, all the Directors, Managinging Directors etc coming down the line would have been fired for that level of theft and corruption..

    unfortunately it is left to the electorate, the oppressed population every 5 years to do the firing of bad governments for UK, and if they can’t….the island devolves into what obtained under the recently exiled exgovernment…it will not work like that all the time…..

    ….the Crown should also take responsibility or allow the Constitution to be amended to recall any and all of their Crown employees when they screw up….someone has to be the adult in that relationship…it’s unfair to the people.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ THe Honourable Blogmaster

    You asked me a few weeks back about Enabling the Third Movement

    The thing about ANY THIRD MOVEMENT IS INFORMATION AND FREE ACCESS THERETO.

    I have still the hope that Madamoiselle Prime Minister Mottley WILL BE PART OF THAT THIRD MOVEMENT and de ole man having been part of those who sought for the removal of every effing RH one of the DLP swine, PRAYS that Mottley will do what is necessary to bring us out of the national psyche of slime.

    However, the comment of UKBajan per Sunisle and her resorting to the vomit Senator John Williams caused de ole man some concern for her to resort to this scum 2 weeks into the term.

    But de ole man, BEING A RESIDENT IN THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE, awaiting the arrival of the Express Airline to My GOD and his Son Jesus Christ, will suggest this.

    Our Nation does not have any absolute reliance in any man or woman in the HoA.

    As the 30-0 results has shown on May 24th 2018 they ARE NOT IMMOVABLE.

    We need to stop stroking the private parts of our comrades here in the Rum Shop and do something else.

    We have a powerful tool which can REMOVE ANY ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE and for those of us who are committed to the goal of empowering Bajans and creating a clean, economically sound, politically upright and spiritually wealthy landscape let us not continue to bemoan the obvious moribund psyches BUT act in a way to change the rampant idiocy that we see.

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  • Yeah…and were it (the island) MY sovereign business, I sure as hell would want to be a hell of a lot more responsible..

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  • David Commissiong cannot highlight any past indiscretion about this govt as his mouthings during the past years has been those of support for his cousin Mia
    Hell would freeze over before he says a damming word about.
    the leadership of the country
    As in reference to the sale i saw the sale as a step in the right direction in haulting the decline of the debt
    Barbados had little or no wiggle room at the bargaining table it was either sale or take a similar path of draconian measures
    The latter going forward would show a population being on the shitty end of the sticks held by one armed bandits chasing and in need of their money and would move hell and heaven to recover
    The kickbacks and bribes in reference to the Hilton could have been dealt with in the courts
    But what do we have now is a country who has defaulted and just might be tied to the IMf for a long period while it struggles to get back on the right path.

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  • What courts..ya mean the one that cannot process closure for a simple misconduct charge for 2 women…6 years later the accuseds are still having to disrupt their ives to go to court for adjournment after adjournment…

    …..ya mean the same dysfunctional judiciary that Adriel Nitwit and Fruendel Fool allowed to devolve into the laughing stock of the Caribbean because it no longer functions…due to they allowing their fellow unethical immoral lawyers to disrupt the court process…and some judges to take too long with decisions..

    Ya’ll do know that the people will never allow any of you anywhere near that parliament again, ah hope the cops at parliament are well armed and shoot on sight.

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  • No investors are going to come anywhere near the island until that judiciary is fixed and all the scum lawyers thrown out of it…ya think intelligent people will waste their lives away in a useless court system,,

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  • The NUPW would soon be in for a red wash bathe as they seek to assert their position by holding on to the promises made by Mia
    Annankani says he is standing firm
    while dlp supporters are laughing out loud at him beliving that the grass was greener on the other side of the fence
    Notice that the BWU has gone ran and hide leaving Annankani to face the blp firing squad
    What a blasted fool

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  • No investors would come anywhere in barbados after Mia took the most hostile economic decision to default on barbados debt
    However many might be eyeing the real estate market as property value decrease because of foreclosures

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  • Mariposa,

    The depression in the real estate market will be mainly in middle class homes and those will appeal to the diaspora. But would you buy a retirement home in Barbados with the extent of fraud by lawyers, street robberies and burglaries, hostility by public officials and an inferior health care system, when the alternative is to visit for a couple weeks every year, then jump on a plane and return to where you came from?

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  • Arty Gotma Bawlin

    Several thoughts, here.

    If you think the government of Barbados erected a monument to Satan, you are a moron and not to be taken seriously.
    If you haven’t read a book since you left school, you are definitely a moron.
    If you WRITE GARBAGE ABOUT FAIREY TALES in capital letters, you are a moron.
    If you ever describe a human being as an “abomination”, you are a moron who should never be taken seriously.

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  • Hal past experiences similar to barbados situation has shown that investors are hawkish in a real estate depress market as property values tumbled pushed by the pressure of uncertainty and joblessness

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  • NorthernObserver

    @HA…just avoid time shares and fractional ownership. Carving up existing property is one way to get out.

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  • So if that is the case, what are you on and on about, investors love a deal…what they don’t like are dishonest fraud lawyers and nonfunctioning court systems…and there is an over abundance of both on the island….that yall allowed to fester…into a now terminal cancer.

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  • Arty Gotma Bawlin

    Who is the ”yall” in this subliteracy? Does any grown-up who’s actually read a book still say “yall”

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  • Mariposa,

    Property speculators are bullish, not people looking for a retirement home, which are the majority of firsts generation people in the diaspora.
    But the real property speculators in Barbados are the New Barbadians who do not bank and keep their cash within their communities. They buy in cash, something we have seen in the UK and down the islands.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Barbados Underground Whistleblower June 6, 2018 11:06 AM
    “I did not agree with the selling of the Hilton as there appear to be a scam and underhanded business same as with Blue Horizon.
    The Hyatt also appeared to be another scam for kickbacks and to fleece the taxpayers of Barbados.”

    So if you knew all along that the Hyatt was just another scam why didn’t you air your views when the DLP crooks were in office?

    Why are you now jumping on the Hyatt scam bandwagon or were you just lacking in perspicacity for the sake of partisan political convenience?

    What you should be demanding from the Mottley administration is the immediate disclosure of the financiers backing the Hyatt. She now has full access to the Hyatt project file sitting on the PM’s desk unless it has disappeared like the Cahill scam.

    Hyatt can only be built with money, not promises.

    Is the Hyatt going to be constructed and outfitted from foreign direct investment or locals hoping to use up what’s left of the Bajan foreign reserves?

    You ought to demand also that the new Minister of Finance either recoup the duties and taxes waived on that vehicle for a business which has not yet materialized to the stage when the job for Director of Sales can be advertised far less filled or send the Customs & Excise enforcement officers to seize the vehicle in question.

    Who is the owner or driver of the same high-end vehicle for a steel donkey?

    Is it the ghost of Maloney called Priapus working at night on Bay Street as the Director of Sales of some imaginary Erection?

    This is just a blatant scam of defrauding the Treasury equivalent to a highway robbery in broad daylight.

    It is frighteningly unbelievable that the previous MoF could be such a bold-faced lying crook to even mention during the recent elections campaigning the Mottley meeting with Nigerian conmen and the waiving taxes, interest and penalties in some nepotistic deal.

    We shall see how long it will the Mottley administration to remove either by persuasion from the threat of legal force that illegal obstruction on the ABC Highway used to ingress and egress the Coverley Village.

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  • Barbados Independence Act 1966

    1966 CHAPTER 37

    An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Barbados of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth.
    [17th November 1966]

    1 Fully responsible status of Barbados.

    (1)On and after 30th November 1966 (in this Act referred to as “the appointed day”) Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Barbados.

    ‘Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Barbados.’

    (2)No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on or after the appointed day shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to Barbados as part of its law; and on and after that day the provisions of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the legislative powers of Barbados.

    Barbadian politicians have had NO interference from UK Government since Independence and seeking to blame others for the corruption of Bajan politicians is another smoke screen accept your culpability and take responsibility for your destruction of the once beautiful island of Barbados financial and physical infrastructure

    When your Dad gave you the keys to your first old banger (car to you) -I am more than sure that he said that if you crash it you pay for it and take the hit to your insurance no claims liability.

    Will it take another 60 years of malfeasance in public office and theft for Barbadians to realize that the most educated members of our society – lawyers – now politicians are taking every other last Bajan for a fool who needs kicking to the curb and robbing to remind them to become better educated. There are too many mushrooms in Barbados – kept in the dark and fed a constant supply of manure

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  • I do agree that lawyers should mostly be banned from parliament and limited to no more than 4 positions in the parliament….

    In saying that..come next election..when this same government is reelected or a new one elected…we will once again witness to whom they are pledging allegiance and taking oaths and again see the constitution saying who holds sovereignty over the island.

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  • Miller…much is expected of the Mia government to roll back all those wrongs and crimes committed against the majority population over the last 6 decades by the minority class. all of this must end under this administration, if they can gage the mood of the majority population, they must know that it is their only option.

    The electorate already took care of one political party…no stronger a message has ever been sent to government before, so they would do well to take heed and fix the crap before the electorate is forced to dismantle another political party.

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  • exyardfowls…how yall like that one…DISMANTLE A WHOLE POLITICAL PARTY…lol

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  • Annakani is a real mock stick now how does he feel accepting an offer so small after rejecting a bigger offer from past. govt
    And this offer might turn out to be a comfort to a fool when the IMF lays its official groundwork as to come and who goes
    Boy yuh tell yuh some bajans real fool fuh trute and Annanki just made it possible for Mottleyto fool all his members all of the time .

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ millertheannuki

    Are you stupid is this what education in Barbados has brought about illiteracy and blindness.

    I have never supported any Political party in Barbados as I know the two main parties are a bunch of gangsters and crooked Lawyers who fleeced clients before becoming elected and then move on to the taxpayers via the Treasury via kickbacks and bribes.

    Barbados problems are Stealing with impunity and no accountability from both Parties which will continue based on recent appointments.

    The stupidity of Bajans is when reality stares in the face one must point to the messenger being part of a Political party to dismiss facts.

    That is why the masses will continue to suffer as they continue to drink the coolaid of shitty pup handed to them by both parties with false promises.

    A PROMISE IS A COMFORT TO A FOOL.

    I don’t wear blindfolds however I call a spade a spade.

    In light of recent appointments there is no hope for Barbados and will be more of the same stealing and blinded party loyalty even after being shafted decade after decade.

    Mia is not God she cannot single handedly control all appointments and based on what has been happening she is fast losing the Battle based on intial decisions.

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  • I agree Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    Some of the government appointments inspire NIL confidence…

    Putting this ‘gentleman’ in charge of housing is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. He MUST be removed from this post immediately.

    The Hon. George Payne:
    Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development

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  • One Union head calls the NUPW “political prostitutes”

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  • Another deceptive move.by the Mottley administration. An administration who would have to muster sufficient muscle to fight off the onslaught of crticism in the months to come after fooling and engaging the public in a show of theatrics those of offerings which if and when handed out would most likely be removed once the IMF takes control of barbados economic affairs
    Any sensible person should be asking “How can Mia be handing out financial benefits of any kind when she says the country is broke
    Either she is a liar or continues to embark on a ruthless and selfish deception of political opportunity

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  • True True!

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  • millertheanunnaki

    Barbados Underground Whistleblower June 6, 2018 10:34 PM
    “In light of recent appointments there is no hope for Barbados and will be more of the same stealing and blinded party loyalty even after being shafted decade after decade.”

    You might just be right on the money regarding some of the appointments to the Cabinet, either as ministers or advisors.

    We still cannot evaluate the benefits which the engagement of Persaud can bring to the Bajan economic recovery table given his antecedents of failure with the Four Seasons fiasco which still ought to be in the spotlight of scam and corruption which occurred under the previous administration.

    Unless he can use his boastfully-promoted connections in the UK to get some rich people to buy up (again) some real estate in Barbados we would continue to see him in not too a ‘sterling’ light.

    Be that as it may, we are still rather concerned about your misuse of the moniker of “Barbados Underground Whistleblower”.

    How come you are not blowing the cover on the Hyatt project financing arrangements?

    You project yourself as a person operating underground but very much in the ‘official’ know.

    So why not tell the BU truth seekers who are these ‘financing’ people behind the Hyatt?

    Now that the Commie-sing-along David is out of the way can you tell us who really is paying the Hyatt piper of scam?

    Can you imagine what it would look like if the Hyatt hotel were to deliver thousands of tons of sewage instead of hundreds of rats to the Bridgetown sewerage plant given its current capacity and maintenance history?

    If you can do that, then the BU soldiers fighting for good and transparent governance will be all prepared to follow you in your quest to make the PM Mottley look just as collusively corrupt as her recent predecessor(s).

    Is that too much to ask of you, the “Party-less Impartial”?

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ millertheannuki

    Ordinarily I would ignore your comment.

    No way in my previous comments did I referred to Mia as corrupt however I have called out recent appointments of BLP Ministers and Senators who are as equally culpable in thefts and fraud as the DLP cohorts.

    You seem to have the blinkers on for the BLP not I.

    A Whistleblower doesn’t have info on every scam going on.

    For the Hyatt I have no idea who were or are the proposed financiers.

    Now that Mia is in that question should be directed at her since there should be a MOU in place.

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  • Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to Barbados

    June 7, 2018

    At the request of the newly elected Government of Barbados, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Bert van Selm visited Bridgetown on June 5-7, to have discussions on economic policies and possible IMF financial support of the government’s economic plan. At the end of the visit, Mr. van Selm made the following statement:

    “Barbados is in a precarious economic situation. International reserves have dwindled to US$220 million, while central government debt is unsustainable. The fiscal deficit has decreased over the last few years but remains large, at about 4 percent of GDP in FY2017/18. Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) is reporting a contraction of output of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018 (over the same period last year).

    “The Barbadian authorities, in close consultation with their social partners, are rapidly developing a plan to address current economic vulnerabilities. We welcome the government’s plans to urgently address infrastructure problems, and its goal of seeking to support the most vulnerable during the economic adjustment process.

    “At this juncture, the IMF’s recommendations contained in the 2017 Article IV Consultation remain highly relevant to rebuild confidence and address Barbados’ current challenges. Substantial fiscal consolidation is needed to place debt on a clear downward trajectory in conjunction with the proposed debt restructuring, and to address balance of payments risks that cloud the country’s future. Since tax and revenues are relatively high, the adjustment effort should focus on the expenditure side, including by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public services, containing wages, and reforming government pensions. Government transfers to SOEs need to be reduced by reviewing user fees, exploring options for mergers and privatization, and by providing much stronger oversight. Tax policy should be reviewed with a view to broadening the tax base and improving its progressivity, while efforts to strengthen tax administration should continue. Structural reforms are critical to improve the business climate in Barbados to attract investment, and develop the private sector.

    “Fiscal consolidation will also help to reduce financing needs, in conjunction with the proposed debt restructuring. It will be important for the CBB to limit financing of the government budget given that such practice is not consistent with Barbados’ exchange rate peg; the large monetary financing over the last few years has contributed to the decline in international reserves.

    “We also note the authorities’ decision to seek a restructuring of domestic debt and external debt to commercial creditors. An early and open dialogue with the country’s creditors, aiming to achieve an orderly debt restructuring process, is important.

    “Overall, the team had very positive and candid discussions with the government during the visit. In the coming months, we expect to continue our close dialogue with the Barbados government with the aim of reaching understandings on economic policies that could underpin an IMF supported program. Our goal is to help Barbados achieve higher living standards and more inclusive growth for the years ahead.

    “During the visit, the team met with Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment, CBB Governor Haynes, and other key officials. The team also had good opportunities for exchange of views with social partners, including labor unions and the private sector. The team would like to thank the Barbados government for open and candid discussions, and to express its desire to continue to work closely with Barbados in the period ahead.”
    IMF Communications Department
    MEDIA RELATIONS

    PRESS OFFICER: Randa Elnagar.

    Phone: +1 202 623-7100Email: MEDIA@IMF.org

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    Note in the USA how they deal with criminal police who are caught red-handed planting evidence, taking drugs to dealers and getting a cut 25 years jail time.

    We all know that this doesn’t happen in Barbados where the Barbados Police like the Politicians irregardless DLP or BLP continue decade to decade to flourish in their crimes.

    The Latest: Ex-leader of corrupt police unit gets 25 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the former leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit

    A leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

    U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment Thursday to former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne Jenkins.

    Jenkins had pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges including racketeering, robbery and falsifying records. He is the second member of the disbanded task force to be sentenced.

    In his plea agreement, Jenkins admitted to robbing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash as well as drugs including cocaine and heroin from people who had been temporarily detained or arrested.

    Jenkins gave stolen drugs to an associate who resold them, enriching both men.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-ex-leader-corrupt-police-unit-gets-25-163336903.html

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Whistleblower

    Barring your first prosecution against Stephen and he Fadder Senator John per the contract you now are falling into cut and paste commentary which ent too ammmm eye popping with your sexy name

    In fact you have appropriated the name of the Blog which itself might be a cyberspace crime for some who hold BU in high stead.

    Now lest it should be said again dat de ole man is de blog police Heheheheh or de consigner of BU blog names let me tell you how i came by mine.

    A blogger here was cussing de ole man and called me a piece uh very bad word female rabbit.

    Now be causing de ole man do like a piece uh whu he was talking bout and becausing dem is from times of past imaginations heheheheh de ole man say to meself

    “Myself, doah you Doan get none what if you hold on to the name IN PART causing if you use dat name in full you going get ban LIKE BAFFY”

    So I replaced the bad word with de rock.

    Now effing you was to find a copy of that document by which Stephen get de contracts illegally well den de Policemens pun BU who looking to see who expose Nazzim Blackett almost sanctioned murder by the Royal Barbados Police Force MIGHT BE INCLINED TO INVESTIGATE YOU CLAIMS

    NOT!!!

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  • ” Senators have voted to pass the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis by a vote of 56 to 30 with one abstention. ”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pot-bill-passes-senate-1.4697124

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ Pieceundertherock

    I am entitled to use whatever moniker I choose.

    The cut and paste police corruption article is true facts that I choose to share.

    In regards to Steven Williams of Sunisle you need to go and do your own research.

    If my mind doesn’t fail me and I don’t mind correction I if incorrect I believe it was either @prodigal or yourself who mentioned sometime ago on BU that Steven Williams works closely with the Barbados Police and BLP website or organisation in regards to its technology.

    So I am sure that the same corrupt local police would not investigate one of their external gang.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Whistleblower

    Heheheheh

    I tink it was de grandson who was did tell me that Stepher was responsible for hosting the GoB email servers FOR ALL OFFICIAL BUSINESS OF THE SOVEREIGN STATE

    Heheheheh and it was Dr grandson who tell me of other things too bout Stephen and he fadder.

    The things is Whistleblower is that you seem to misunderstand what Whistleblower means much like De ole man understands what pieceuhc*** means but not pieceunderderock means heheheheh

    Let me explain.

    You claim the name Whistleblower right?

    Then you say and I quote “…In regards to Steven Williams of Sunisle you need to go and do your own research…”

    That simply does not make sense because you are the Whistleblower who has said Stephen and he fadder benefited from unfairly awarded contracts.

    Now whereas the premise resonated with de ole man per MAM reverting to vomit by going to said fadder, I am in possession of said incriminating evidence

    In fact said documents may now public records heheheheheh…

    But anyway I like the last part of you name and hope dat you do get some materials from off a truck to post here to keep dese bajan scum from teifing people money and land etc

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