For the Good of Our Country Barbados…

Submitted by Freedom Crier
Merit Based Immigration & Citizenship by Investment

Institute merit based immigration whether you are poor or rich. A man might be poor but, may have a Skill (Carpentry). But also have Citizenship by Investment say over EG: $3 Million US$. (I have seen Ads from America that investments of US$500,000. will get you a green card that could lead to citizenship). Other Caribbean countries have gone this route Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, and St Lucia offer Citizenship by Investment but they have competed at the low end and the investment for citizenship is low, we can take another tack by going higher.

This will spur investments in Barbados by high worth individuals and once they are here they will like what they see (what is there not to love, we see this by returning individuals all the time except they do not bring the big bucks.)

Barbados’ Structural Adjustments might be workable but too painful and I would like to make a Suggestion that Barbadian Citizenship should be granted by Investment of a Deposit not less than 3 million US Dollars (choose a number) in the Local Banking System to be used for Investment, Spending, Starting Businesses and setting up Holding Companies.  Just Attracting 100 of these High-Worth Individuals who may desire to have an additional Citizenship of another Country (Barbados) will net the foreign exchange position by 300 Million US Dollars. And that is only for a hundred people. If we can encourage these Wealthy Individuals to seek greater Participation in the Local Economy through the formation of partnerships with local Entrepreneurs bringing with them their skills in Finance, Big Management Know How that will raise the local Companies reach globally. Imagine if you opened up the Citizenship to a 1000 of these Rich Individuals that would give you an in-flow of 3 Billion US Dollars that could more than pay off the Barbados Debt with no IMF in Sight.

Because of Overstock.com investment in Bitt, Bitt’s technology has the Potential of very soon reaching the financial sector regionally & globally. Barbados has a lot of Information Technology Talent, these people just need funding, reach and guidance which is what these high worth individuals can Contribute.

The Rabble Rouser who will say you can’t sell Citizenship want to only give it away for Free as is presently done. For example the Problem with giving so many Guyanese people Citizenship is that money is sent back to Guyana and it can only go as foreign exchange. Just the same way that Bajan Yankees send money to Barbados, Guyanese sends money to Guyana. Which would you prefer, Save Barbados with the In-flow of 3 Billion US Dollars or ship foreign exchange out of the Country? Where there is a Will there is a Way.

We are not talking about investors like the Sandals Group who extracted Duty Free and Tax Concessions from Government and then turned around and import everything down to a Napkin Duty Free. We need them to invest more and bring their expertise and BIG finance, partnering will local entrepreneurs for further growth in the island and globally. Do not mind the people who say you can’t sell citizenship but want you to give it away for free, how foolish, imprudent, irresponsible, unwise, and reckless. It is better to choose who comes here and what they are bringing with them; Character, Money, Talents, Knowhow & avenues of Finance.

The PM should call to meet with some rich influential people in Barbados as they all love Barbados and might be amenable to helping, using a one on one to request their assistance in each one finding 10 persons and invite those 10 people to invest in Barbados gain their citizenship and since most of their wealth and business is outside of Barbados create a new offshore category for these types of individuals with regard to income taxes and other incentives.

See list of persons in the video of the riches people in Barbados.

Joseph Saddler, Rihanna, Kyffin Simpson, Murial Dean, Sir Charles Williams, Michael Barry Tabor, Derrick Smith, Dermont Desmond, JP McManus, Eugene Melnyk. These rich people can be asked for advice the same way you meet with the Social Partners, their ideas would be worth a great deal as in their realm of business dealings is unlike what we may have in the Social Partners.

We may have to consider offering some type of incentive other than citizenship alone such as off shore companies operating in Barbados that only generate US$ and employing Barbadians pay their employees in US$ and they the employees pay a lower rate of income tax (Offshore Companies rate) or no tax on their income (as in the large international accounting firms) also they may deposit their remuneration into their own US$ account. You will still get taxes from them; Vat and all purchases locally that have elements of tax in them EG: electricity. Find out what has driven Kiffen Simpson companies out of Barbados to other localities and fix that and use that as a type of model and add to it to revamp Barbados tax structure of how we do business. Stop the loss of the offshore sector using benefits, Let them pay their top executives in US dollars, they hire high paying employees a boon for all our UWI grads  and rent houses from locals and maybe use the Citizenship by investment to drive the conversation to bring an influx of new business and new investments.

We already give anybody temporary “citizenship” when we let them stay on holiday except now let’s expand this to citizenship by investments with benefits. A poor man does not hire people only people with money do. A poor man cannot start a big business only a man of means can. Attracting high worth individuals should be a priority use the citizenship by investments with benefits; task someone who knows how to recruit high worth individuals and as an example have this person talk to Gabriel Abed of BITT he meets people from around the world pushing his company, Billionaires, people of worth like Branson of Virgin Atlantic Fame. This personal and selective push will net the best result.

The worst thing to do would be to bring or invite low skill or no skill people like Haitian whose culture is foreign to Barbados as seen in the looting during the hurricane in Florida and constant riots in their home country as have been done by our PM at the heads of CARICOM meeting I am sure with the encouragement of Commie Sing Song.

Please tell me why this Very Important Decision that would Impact the Lives of Bajan’s I.E Opening our Borders to Haitians who would be fleeing poverty, (over 700,000 in the USA and another 800,000 to the Dominican Republic and other hundreds of thousands to the Americas who have already fled) should not the People of Barbados been Informed first before the announcement was made @ CARICOM by the PM…

We the people have given the PM a full house we do not expect to be the dumping ground for Haiti or for her to do the bidding of Commie Sing Song who was not elected. Commie Sing Song is misguided; the heart cannot rule it has no direction the head must rule. But what is life without the heart. The two must work together but remember the head must rule as you will be without a rudder. This careless decision can only throw Barbados into Turmoil the Likes that have never been seen before…They have put others “First” before their Own Country…Sounds All Too Familiar!!

Imaging what the impact a few hundred Haitians rioting for better living conditions in Barbados will have on our Tourism industry? Barbados is known for its calm and stable country do we want to turn it into the “safety” of Trinidad or Jamaica?

We can all make a difference in making Barbados Great, starting with the importance of Individual Responsibility and using our God Given Talents and Abilities to Improve Our Lot!

Economic Entrepreneurs are a Boon to Society; Political Entrepreneurs are Another Animal Entirely!

I shared the Idea Previously about the SEED BOMBS to Help with the Reforestation of Haiti. What other Ideas do you have to Contribute to Help the Haitians Help Themselves? May Freedom Crier Suggest that BU welcomes other Articles that will Improve and Benefit Barbados under the Banner of “The Building of our Nation”.

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  • Rubbish……the rich many of whom made their wealth off the backs of the majority population for decades, had their chances and decades of it, all they did was be parasites, leaches on the lives of the population and thought their sucking frenzy and feeding frenzy would last forever..they utilized for their own enrichment a wicked left in place slavery system to exploit and demoralize an unaware majority population, 2 generations of vulnerable people unable to fight back…. to enrich themselves; and the local and foreign ones used the island to hide their wealth, export their wealth and practice their criminality against the island’s people free from consequences because of two weak, corrupt slave minded black government…

    The majority population can think for themselves, create for themselves, produce for themselves, progress by themselves, enrich themselves and their future generations BY THEMSELVES….they do not need the inputs of feeding frenzy parasites and leaches for another 60 years..THEY ALREADY HAD THEIR TURNS..

    Let them keep their advice to themselves, it is worth nothing now and was not offered for free before for the last 52 years unless they could rob the island and people.

    Parasites be gone!!!

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  • America system of citizen by investment is underscore by accountability transparency and rules and regulations that make sure that they are no scrupulous investors who would run a
    mockery over the sytems
    These small island nations lack good mamagement skills and are still living in the dinosaur era as far as technology is concerned
    Not to mention leaders who would be quick to line their pockets because of flaws in the system which excludes efficient transparency from these investors
    One can now cast eyes to where nvestors in these small island nations easily rob govt of taxpayers moneies and have been rewarded
    All in all these small island nations are not equipped to take on the bigger task of implenting Citizens by investment without a roller coaster ride of negative fallout

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  • The blogmaster does not subscribe to selling citizenship to shore up the forex, that said, the economy of Barbados is in shambles and all kinds of suggestions/recommendations will be made to bolster an UNSUSTAINABLE life style.

    The caution to the government is that tip toe precision will be required henceforth.

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  • Not to throw out the baby with the bath water, our islands should explore and deepen strategic relationships with high net worth individuals resident on the island. They operate in a space that allow them to build networks that could be explored by government in our mutual interest.

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  • For those who still do not get it…the minorities who used an illegal slavery system by UN Universal Law standards ratified in 1948 to enrich themselves while knowingly disenfranchising, practicing racism and exploiting 2 generations of the descendants of African slaves in Barbados and other Caribbean islands should be sued for modern day slavery and pay reparations..

    …AND not be now desperately trying to jump on board to continue the same old weary slavery system against the same people and their future generations using being advisors to the same people they ripped off for decades as their lying excuse…….just because they now see their feeding frenzy days of ripping off the same disenfranchised majority population and their children and grandchildren now coming to a swift end.

    Here is where the reparations movement should come in to stop this clear attempt by minorities to continue keeping the Barbados Slave Society intact to enrich their current and future lazy offspring..off the continued misery of the majority population.

    …there are current active laws in place for british nationals practicing modern day slavery against anyone in any country to be tried in UK under those modern day slavery laws.

    The days of whites or others from UK slithering into the Caribbean with their wicked ways and greedy illegal acts should now be a thing of the past and see them all arrested.

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  • When will yall learn, it appears never.

    The majority population should build their own networks of which there are many still available to tap into…why would they continue to use networks of their oppressors to continue being oppressed, which has not served them or the island well before …there have been many networks world wide just waiting for the black population to tap into, and have been for decades, but which the 2 corrupt governments, steeped in corruption with tunnel vision, stubbornly and steadfastly refused to engage .

    What is with this obsession with being oppressed by those who only know how to oppress the black race…it’s time to cut ties…it will not work, the slave society has been around for too long, too embedded because that is all they know.

    If I am starting from scratch financially and mentally, rebuilding a company or an island, I would want to use …my very own networks that I start to cultivate one by one..that is the meaning to starting over…using the same old useless system that has not served me and my people for 52 years…is a nonstarter to nowhere.

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  • Please Pacha…come back, you have so much to offer.

    Bushman..ya coward, where are ya..ya better be sick, there is no other excuse.

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  • @ well well July 13, 2018 8:44 AM

    lol lol murdah Pacha and Bushshite not God!
    they can only talk shite these two devils cant do nuttin lol lol ha ha ha murdah

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  • There is in Every Country a vetting mechanism and what Freedom Crier is proposing is that no money goes to the Government to fund anything. It is the Investors money that they bring in in US$ and spend it in Barbados the only thing the Government gets in return is the use of the Foreign Currency. So there is no Corruption there is nobody to Pay Off or Bribe. The Central Bank will do their Normal Due Diligence that is what they are paid for.

    David
    July 13, 2018 8:07 AM

    “The blogmaster does not subscribe to selling citizenship to shore up the forex, that said, the economy of Barbados is in shambles and all kinds of suggestions/recommendations will be made to bolster an UNSUSTAINABLE life style.
    The caution to the government is that tip toe precision will be required henceforth.”

    David you feel the people in Barbados are living too high and want to punish the people in Barbados. With all the poor people and the middle class dissolving daily your Disdain for Prosperity reminds me of the Ideology that believes that “Everybody should be Equally Poor and Poorer.”

    As far as your comment “The caution to the government is that tip toe precision will be required henceforth.”

    We have Two More Promised Austerity Budgets to come…THAT IS NOT TIP TOEING, that is Walking on HOT COALS!

    • David
    July 13, 2018 8:15 AM

    “Not to throw out the baby with the bath water, our islands should explore and deepen strategic relationships with high net worth individuals resident on the island. They operate in a space that allow them to build networks that could be explored by government in our mutual interest.”

    That is what was implied in the Article that as you say “these high end individuals operate in a space that allows them to build networks”…But we have to offer them something that will entice them to invest in Barbados…Free Citizenship with Benefits.
    David what you have said you are implying Two Different things. You want Prosperity but you also want Austerity!! Do not forget they are Two Budgets of Austerity to come.

    As quoted in the Article

    “The Rabble Rouser who will say you can’t sell Citizenship wants to only give it away for Free as is presently done….
    Do not mind the people who say you can’t sell citizenship but want you to give it away for free, how foolish, imprudent, irresponsible, unwise, and reckless. It is better to choose who comes here and what they are bringing with them; Character, Money, Talents, Knowhow & avenues of Finance.”

    Freedom is showing a way where Government can Emerge out of Debt with No Austerity and you want to object you prefer Austerity…

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  • Is this a black or white matter driven only by economic considerations?

    Is there a need to balance the economic reality of the Barbados situation with a vision and philosophy how we want to build Barbados?

    This is the challenge given the lack of resources commingling with a dearth of leadership.

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  • Bernard Codrington

    Wuh loss! What next? The same old shaving cream served up as ice cream.

    When one starts from the wrong premise one ends up with the same asinine solutions.

    For the umpteenth time the GOB of Barbados does not spend the foreign exchange. It is the private sector which earns it and spends it. They have a responsibility to earn it ,before they spend it.
    It is more correct to say the GOB borrows foreign exchange from foreign financial institutions and through purchases of GOB bonds by foreign investors. They do this for the establishment of public infrastructures demanded by the private sector.
    What is the difference between selling citizenship and national prostitution? Is it anymore sustainable?

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  • Nobody is taking away the Governance of Barbados or the Direction that the Governance or where that Governance would lead. This is Straight up offering Citizenship with Investment with Benefits. It Coast the Barbadian People Nothing and we will All Reap the benefits of the Investment.

    What are the Benefits to Opening the Boarders not only to the Haitians but a Free for All?

    Looters have pillaged burned and vandalised shops in Haiti’s capital following two days of violent protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices.

    Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets in Port-au-Prince that were charred from the protests.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/remote/content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/07/08211843/8502414e-1aff-4463-b86b-f7c3ad9e6561.jpg?crop=0,605,6827,4445&ext=.jpg&width=600

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  • Reality..

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  • Bernard Codrington

    Or even ethical ? What are the downside risks, including harbouring terrorists and money launderers? Do we not have enough problems with alleged corruption?

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  • Yes David Mr Blogmaster, largely (or fundamentally, really) it is a racial matter driven tho by power…the more apt euphemism of your ‘economic considerations’.

    Putting aside the ‘warped genius’ intent of controlling the news narrative isn’t it racial power undertones that drives the current US thrust of telling Europe that immigration has changed their culture!

    Juxtapose that with another US based story that there is to be a reinvestigation of the Emmit Till murder…consider that anger about ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been simmering for decades even before that Till southern KKK era but yet we can have this world leader harken to such glib, facetious sound bites in order to try to enforce/reinforce the power of his kith and kin.

    So yes it’s all about power and economic supremacy linked to our hue,

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  • “Is this a black or white matter driven only by economic considerations?”

    The reality is…it is more of an oppressor vs oppressed matter, which has to be completely dismantled and destroyed…the lines going forward must be very clearly drawn, boundaries must be set for minorities, so that the majority population can start the business of rebuilding, progressing, generating wealth and security for themselves and current their future generations.

    The black white issue is worn, many will use it to continue the Slave Society, but as long as they are not given the currency to continue, they have to observe and respect the Human Rights of the majority population or have their asses sued for those reparations to the population they now owe because of their criminal acts against the people in the last decades..

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  • You are being unnecessarily alarmist by anchoring your position in hypotheticals. The final authority for border control is with government and new policies can be legislated in a case of need.

    We have an immediate need to stabilize, there is the long term requirement to rebuild. We wait for phase two and three of governments plan, the PM is responsible for Investment. At some point she will have to issue a policy statement on the lay of the land on this point.

    If we are going to discuss ideas let us do so holistically with an open mind.

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  • GP…..you leave my Pacha and Bushman alone, those two exist, can be seen and heard..

    show me ya jesus and god and let them post something for me to answer, please, lol.

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  • @Dee Word

    Yes, it is all about power and fight to control the so-called establish. To argue black and white is a primitive argument given the reality of how decisions are made these days.

    #showmethemoney

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  • @Bernard and @The Blogmaster: that lovely word sustainable!

    Jamaica…GDP approx. $15B, pop 2.9 mil, 4,122 sq ml…about 25 cabinet minister managing affairs
    TnT… GDP ~ $22B, pop 1.2 mil, 1,980 sq mil, about 30 ministers
    Bdos…GDP ~ $5B, pop 292K, 166 sq ml AND ALSO about 30 ministers of govt!

    Wha loss…talk about sustainable practices…we is a MDC too so we operate like the big boys despite the fact our size and economic prowess is but a fraction of theirs….of course we can sustain after all our per capita earnings surpass both our bigger cousins now doesn’t it.

    We like it so, alas!

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  • • Bernard Codrington
    July 13, 2018 10:02 AM

    “What is the difference between selling citizenship and national prostitution? Is it anymore sustainable?”
    National Prostitution is Opening your Legs quite Different than offering Citizenship that is proposing your Hand in Friendship and Welcoming!

    One you are getting F***** and other you are Establishing a Bond of Friendship!!

    If we can pay off Barbados Debt, the Government revenue will be enough and that is Sustainable!

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  • If you read Dr. Tennyson Joseph yesterday he warned PM Mottley of the need to balance the political with good governance. To be expected he was inside with the Comissiong appointment and not Jong to give context.

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  • “One can now cast eyes to where nvestors in these small island nations easily rob govt of taxpayers moneies and have been rewarded
    All in all these small island nations are not equipped to take on the bigger task of implenting Citizens by investment without a roller coaster ride of negative fallout.”
    +?++?+?+?+?

    Clearly the above comments are based on what the author believes to be fact and not on actual research.

    Firstly, the Caribbean islands
    that introduced the CBI programs have done so through a professional agency named “Henley & Partners,” which provides residence and citizenship planning services for countries seeking to introduce such programs.

    Therefore, the author is misleading the forum, which, more often than not, is usually the norm.

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  • The majority black population has a responsibility to move away from white capitalism to save and protect themselves, societies have existed before sin greed and the hoarding of wealth to keep majority populations in poverty..

    …that is all capitalism is…greed, creating poverty among the people and hoarding of wealth by the few to gorge themselves…it is a destructive invention by europeans..

    The islands will never move forward continuing to use that same destructive system over and over while expecting different results…it’s a no-brainer.

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  • “To argue black and white is a primitive argument given the reality of how decisions are made these days.”

    That sir is the ideal Dr. King made so boldly in one of his famous orations…”I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”.

    I truly wish I could share your conviction which suggests that decision making currently is indeed premised on that foundation!

    Of course many decisions are made of necessity in a colorblind or money green thinking but not for one moment can we be lulled into any false sense that Dr King’s sentiment is remotely universally applied.

    I gone.

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  • There is a better system that existed when blacks created their own city in Oklahoma and white jealousy, hatred and envy caused the government to bomb the city and businesses and kill those enterprising people back in the 1920s, I think the city was called Greenwood.

    It is an ingrained and practiced and proven system that comes naturally to the black race, devoid of white capitalism and greed, no one has to tell black people how to do it, it comes naturally….

    …..that is why I know that it is those two repulsive governments who hedp back the people’s progress for 52 years when there was absolutely no good reason to do so, not when their were human rights laws available from 1948..to be enforced and punish the perpetrators of black oppression.

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  • Bernard Codrington

    @ Freedom Crier at 10 :02 AM

    With your solutions we are getting” F******ED” to use your vulgar terminology. One is physical and the other is psychological and we Bajans judge them both unacceptable and unnecessary. They are counter to our national motto of Pride and Industry. But of course you do not and cannot understand that.
    Different culture . Different sense of values. Uh lie?

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  • @Bernard

    You punching this morning!

    Had a good night rest?

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  • Artax July 13, 2018 10:34 AM
    “One can now cast eyes to where nvestors in these small island nations easily rob govt of taxpayers moneies and have been rewarded
    All in all these small island nations are not equipped to take on the bigger task of implenting Citizens by investment without a roller coaster ride of negative fallout.”

    “Therefore, the author is misleading the forum, which, more often than not, is usually the norm.”

    Artrax Just to be Clear that Comment came from Mariposa July 13, 2018 8:04 AM

    What Freedom Crier is proposing does not have middle men except due diligence by the Central Bank of Barbados. It does not cost the country any money, there is no money being transferred to any Government official. With the Deposit of the 3 Million into a Bank account for investment purposes Citizenship will be granted automatically on condition that the money is Spent in Barbados.

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  • In US and other societies this is what must be dismantled..over time.

    in the Barbados and Caribbean societies, the job is a whole lot easier and can be done even quicker..

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  • A voice of prophecy..

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  • Bernard Codrington July 13, 2018 10:43 AM

    “What is the difference between selling citizenship and national prostitution? Is it anymore sustainable?”

    You were the One who Insinuated that selling Citizenship is National Prostitution…And I showed you the Difference.

    What is acceptable to you ? Show where it is wrong and would not work…Come up with another Idea that is Better. Other wise you are pissing in the wind!

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  • Bernard Codrington

    @ d p D at 10 :28 AM

    I do share your concerns about the size of the cabinet of Barbados and the large retinue of consultants. Let us hope that sooner rather than later that lapse in judgement will be corrected.
    The National Income per capita is higher than the comparators’ . We elected the new GOB to sustain that level of per capita income. We know it is not an easy task. But it has never been easy for Barbados. We work and we achieve. It is a challenge . Let us not get side tracked. We must hold our friends close and our enemies even closer.

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  • GP…..this one is especially for you, ah know how ya love ya bible, can’t leave you out.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Freedom Crier July 13, 2018 10:29 AM
    “@ Bernard Codrington July 13, 2018 10:02 AM
    “What is the difference between selling citizenship and national prostitution? Is it anymore sustainable?”
    National Prostitution is Opening your Legs quite Different than offering Citizenship that is proposing your Hand in Friendship and Welcoming!”

    What would be your position if the Bajan government was to sell citizenship to some rich Muslims from the Middle East and Iran with Jihadists connections to wipe poor Jewish Israel off the map?

    And how about to some dirty rich Chinese communists with Buddhists (non-Christian) leanings whose wont would be to control the commercial life of Bajans with the cheap trinkets and tawdry household items from mainland communist China against which your friend Donald the Trumpeter of free trade is up in arms?

    What then, Freedom Crier, would be your preference in prostitution?

    Selling Bajan citizenship to filthy rich people who do not believe in your sweet Jesus as their god or reaching out a ‘genuine’ Christian hand made from the Good Samaritan ‘hue’ to fellow ‘black’ Haitians who make up the largest slice of the followers of Roman Catholicism in the Caribbean and who not only love la Sagrada Família (Holy Family) but also definitely believe that their white Jesus is the son of a man called José but also the son of another man called Yahweh who lived in the Sky and impregnated an underage virgin girl called Maria on the 25th of March 33 BC to produce a Saviour for the World 9 months later on the 25th December of the very same year?

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  • @ millertheanunnaki July 13, 2018 11:15 AM

    Maybe you did not read the Article on MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM WHITHER POOR OR RICH…We have Rich Muslims living in Barbados that may make Donations to the Local Mosque and we do not see any signs of Radicalization. So what are you insinuating? You want us to have an UN-Merit Based Immigration System?

    Take Heed…

    Two Wolves Cherokee Parable..
    An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…

    “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
    “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

    “One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.

    “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

    “This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
    “Which wolf will win?”

    The old chief simply replied,
    “The one you feed.”

    http://www.sapphyr.net/natam/two-wolves.htm

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  • Freedom Crier

    I KNOW the comments were written by that individual….

    ……and there isn’t anything in my contribution that suggested I attributed those comments to you.

    So I am surprised you found it necessary to respond, unless you have done so on that individual’s behalf.

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  • Thank you for the Clarification Artax.

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  • BEAUTIFUL BEIGE

    My thoughts: First of all, apart from the excellent suggestion made by Freedom Crier:

    Acts 17:26 Context

    23For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    26And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

    27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said,

    For we are also his offspring. 29Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device

    The most salient part of this Bible verse, and it came to my attention YEARS ago is the following:

    AND HATH MADE OF ONE BLOOD ALL NATIONS OF MEN FOR TO DWELL ON ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND HATH DETERMINED THE TIMES BEFORE APPOINTED, AND THE BOUNDS OF THEIR HABITATION.

    Explanation for any who need it:

    God almighty has made us all one blood. All of this NONSENSE ABOUT BLACK, WHITE, BLUE AND PURPLE is straight from the PIT OF HELL. It is Satan who wants to divide us and all of you that continue with these arguments are in Satan’s camp. It is written: He (Satan) came to kill, steal and destroy: Jesus came to give us life more abundantly.

    I am really SICK and TIRED of this “RACE CARD” it has expired. Almost EVERY indigenous Bajan has “African blood mixed with Caucasian blood”. I do – I don’t know about you. That is why my name is “Beautiful Beige”. I AM NOT WHITE. The colour of the screen you are reading this from is far closer to WHITE than I will ever be. Further, if you put your hand up to any thing that is PURE BLACK — you who call yourselves black are not black either. This is a DEMONIC ploy that has been successfully used to cause division and hatred which are not of God. PUT IT AWAY. IT IS TIME ENOUGH ALREADY.

    Getting back to Freedom Crier. This person has an EXCELLENT SPIRIT and understanding of what needs to be done. Methinks they would make a GREAT PRIME MINISTER!!!

    Do your research, Both Belize and Dominica have put similar proposals in place and have benefited from MUCH foreign exchange coming in instead of flooding out.

    We need some THINKERS to lead us not the SAME OLD SAME OLD.

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  • When last did govts of barbados practice due dilligence.
    The political wheel of barbados is a mechanism devoid of transparency and accountability which form the axis of good goverence

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  • Exyardfowl..you got the nerve to talk about transparency and accountability and good governance when the incompetent exgovernment had to be surgically removed by an oppressed and world weary electorate, just to get you nuisances gone, really, yall sellouts have no shame.

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  • @David

    “The caution to the government is that tip toe precision will be required henceforth.”

    GOOD COMMENT, can you give 5 examples of same, second thought can you LIST 1.

    Precision, Accountability, Responsible, Integrity, Maintenance etc are terms not in the Barbados political dictionary. Any attempt to impliment any program devoid of these basics is doomed to FAILURE. Some bloggers would benefit from the removal of their yardfoul blindfold and give some serious consideration to comments by Mariposa. Not a fan but can appreciate good analysis.

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  • @Wily

    The advice from Tennyson Joseph is relevant, do not confuse good governance with what is political expediency. The last government was so afflicted.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @FC
    some interesting concepts. The challenge, which you obviously realize, is what really is the benefit of citizenship to these persons, unless they are ‘fleeing something’. They can own property, spend as much time as they want, and hold offshore accounts literally anywhere. So why anti-up anything?
    And as you, and our former PM noted, you can buy a passport for less elsewhere, which gives access to Barbados if desired.
    So the value proposition?
    What is the value to the person? What is the value to Barbados?
    And while taxation is key to this puzzle, so are relationships.
    What do Melynk, Smith, Tabor and the omitted Magnier, Arbib and the late Sangster, all have in common? Horse Racing. And several, along with Desmond (another omission…who owns Sandy Lane with Magnier and McManus) have ties to the bookmaking business. Both Desmond and Melnyk own professional sports teams.
    Look elsewhere in sports, and you maybe surprised (I was) to see how many of the players list Monaco or Nassau as their place of residence. What do these places offer, that others do not? And you know the bulk of their income is endorsements.
    Not sure CBI is the solution.

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  • Thank you Beautiful Beige for your insightful however I have no Interest in Political Position.

    I have not seen any ideas to propel Barbados only Commie Sing Song Article that does not lift up Barbados but stops it in its Tracts…and he is determined to continue to make it a National Conversation so that he could be the owner of this National Conversation so he can big up himself in the Eyes of Everybody.

    High rise Hotels on the Beach is usually because the Land size is too Small. If the Government that owns land on the Beach gives up their land we may not have to make as tall buildings.

    Commie Sing Song knows little about Real Estate but a whole lot about Imposing his Will on others.

    Why don’t readers of Bu give Constructive Ideas of how to move Barbados Forward rather than take away other people’s ideas that may? Not all vision might be desirable but we would like to hear yours.

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  • @ NorthernObserver July 13, 2018 3:36 PM

    Citizenship of Investment with Benefits are Key and are what the Government Should Investigate as to how to Structure those Benefits whither through lower regulations or less regulations or making it easier for these high worth individuals to Reside in Barbados. The main thing they need to do is work out the Tax Status on these people that they should be taxed at the offshore rate so that they can bring some of their capital in an offshore Company/Business.

    As stated previously… Find out what has driven Kyffin Simpson companies out of Barbados to other localities and fix that and use that as a type of model and add to it to revamp Barbados tax structure of how we do business.

    Any further ideas are welcomed as how to make these benefits Desirable to attract these high worth individuals …

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    Good God! This Freedom Crier character is off the scale when it comes to levels of insanity. It is a sad reality that the majority of Caribbean islands have embraced Citizenship by Investment as a means of generating both foreign exchange and stimulating the local economy.

    The Citizenship by Investment scheme will devastate the region’s majority black population leaving them at the mercy of this group of wealthy interlopers; who will not have the slightest sympathy for the indigenous African population. It is a fallacy that this wealthy group of individuals would be prepared to work with local businesses; and if they were to, it would be a master/servant type of relationship.

    We would be relegated to the fringes: pushed into the gullies and the shadows, muscled out by those who have the largest wallets. These fools who promote this economic model should open their eyes.

    I would also like to add that the Haitians may in general be poor; however they are industrious. Their off-spring will be determined, hungry and will bring some diversity to the local population.

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  • I love your name ‘Talking Loud Saying Nothing’ it describes your comment perfectly .

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  • The citizenship by investment program is a magnet for criminals, the first thing the big countries do when small islands are foolish enough to fall into that greedy trap..is to demand visas from the island’s citizens, no more easy access to these countries because the islands are then seen as a security risk..

    FReedom Crier and the one and the same mirror idiot Beige are jacASSES.

    Barbados would do well to stay away from that CBI scam that breeds white and other criminals, one just needs to do some research and see how many of these CBI recipients have been indicted for various extremely large criminal acts and ultimately imprisoned in the metropolises over the years..

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  • Bernard Codrington

    He that is ignorant of history is condemned to repeat it. May the good Lord protect us from the ignorant.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @FC
    lets begin with exactly what KS businesses have left and to where? He isn’t public, has business in many, many locations, and in many different niches.
    On the public side, we have GEL closing/merging/selling operations in Barbados, while pursuing new investments in Canada, USA, Guyana, Latin America and Ecuador/T&T.

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  • That is what happens when they jump on the blogs pretending to be well informed and are just continuing the same destructive behaviors that got the island in it’s current mess to begin with, while showing everyone how ignorant they are..

    …if the Mia government wants another 5 year term OR EVEN TO BE SEEN AS A SUCCESSFUL ONE TERM GOVERNMENT, they would be better off just opening the necessary doors for the majority population that have been maliciously closed to them by both governments for 52 years to facilitate the former planter class of greedy minorities…and let the PEOPLE, THE MAJORITY POPULATION handle their own progress, wealth generation and development..

    Stop taking bad advice from greedy, dumb people.

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  • Oh yeah…and open the Caribbean borders over the next 5 years to even greater freedom of movement for wealth creation, progress and development in the local majority populations..

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  • Much of the CBI in the Caribbean is because of our proximity and relationship to the USA.

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  • Did Mia put Dale Marshall in a position to press corruption charges
    Doesnt she know that corruption alledge allegations against George Payne and Dale Marshall are being spread like wild fire on social media against them
    What is Mia thinking?

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  • What the jokers proposing this clear criminal generating enterprise and scam are pretending not to know is that the more the free movement of the majority population on the island(s) is curtailed, because of bad decision making by their black governments, the more the people can be exploited and oppressed while being corralled and stagnated to one small island(s)..generation after generation.

    ….freedom of movement throughout the Caribbean is the only way to go to fight oppression, stagnation and exploitation by the few….stop jailing black populations and relegating them to one small island.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Talking Loud Saying Nothing July 13, 2018 4:21 PM
    “I would also like to add that the Haitians may in general be poor; however they are industrious. Their off-spring will be determined, hungry and will bring some diversity to the local population.”

    Well said!
    The Bajan reproductive gene pool is in dire need of a ‘refreshing’ upgrade. After 300 years of in-breeding and genetic photocopying there must be a strong case for some input of foreign blood to diversify the gene pool in order to keep the black Bajan species biologically viable.

    Just look at what is happening to the Bajan whites or to the local closed Brethren community and see the effects of putting the same dipstick in the same genetic old oil.

    At least the local Muslim and Hindu communities are trying to avoid this genetic cul-de-sac by importing fresh breeding stock.

    The introduction of the Haitian blood might just bring about a surge of creativity and a rebirth of survival skills needed to face off the pending economic challenges about to descend on Bajans.

    At least the country might be in a genuine position to produce ‘real’ souvenirs of Barbados actually designed and made in Barbados and not imported from China or somewhere in South East Asia.

    More so the introduction of ‘different’ biological material might just improve the low-ranking physical phenotype of the obese ungainly ugly looking slow breeding Bajan women (and men).

    The old days of bad-skin white men impregnating black women to get ‘light-skin, good-looking’ picaninnies with curly hair who are socially preferred are now long past the pole.

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  • If you do what you have always done you will get what you have always got.

    You are talking about a Fridge and I am talking about a Freezer they kind of do similar things and they look alike but they are completely different…

    Allow me to tell you the difference so you may take away what you want from it…CBI Citizenship by Investment, most of that money goes to the Government in exchange for Citizenship.

    Citizenship by Investment with Benefits is completely different…It kind of sounds alike but is like the Fridge and the Freezer they do different things.

    Citizenship by Investment with Benefits, none of the money goes to the Government. The Money is the persons own Property. When he spends the money by buying a house/property/starting a Business/ Partnership or any Combination where the money is used in Barbados plus the benefits of having his Company that he has started Taxed at the off shore rate with other types of benefits that we may have mentioned or may be added.

    The Government of Barbados will benefit by the inflow of FOREX. The Person bringing this Sum of 3 million US (compared to 100.000 to 200.000 thousand in some other Caribbean Destinations) will have the Benefits associated with the Citizenship of the Type of Benefits Plus More when the Government does their Due Diligence in creating the Right Environment.

    The Investor will not feel robbed because he has not given away his money to anyone or have to buy Favours.

    The Government from the time the money is spent will have the use or the FOREX and it did not cost them anything, all they have done is to Attract an Individual of High Worth who could Propel Barbados Forward.

    ONE THOUSAND OF THESE INVESTORS WIPE WIPE OUT BARBADOS FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEBT WITH FOREX TO SPARE AND NO MORE TREAT OF AUSTERITY!!

    What is there not to like…Do You Prefer Severe Austerity?

    Any Question that you may have I will try to Answer them and any Suggestions will be Welcomed.

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  • “The Bajan reproductive gene pool is in dire need of a ‘refreshing’ upgrade. After 300 years of in-breeding and genetic photocopying there must be a strong case for some input of foreign blood to diversify the gene pool in order to keep the black Bajan species biologically viable.

    Just look at what is happening to the Bajan whites or to the local closed Brethren community and see the effects of putting the same dipstick in the same genetic old oil.”

    Well said…too much inbreeding on the island..too many cousin relationships, the gene pool is watered down..and is diluting the African gene pool…and will continue to cause physical and mental diseases running through each generation…….what better gene pool than the still mentally viable, strongest and more powerful Haitian/African stock…to introduce to the dwindling human stock on the island.

    I could not for years tell the difference between any of the Closed Brethren..still can’t, they all look alike and are creepy looking carbon copies of each other….that is not physically or mentally healthy in any gene pool…but that is their thing..

    I met a cousin from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria recently, not one drop of european or any other blood except African in her bloodline, such a different scenario to what obtains in the west…a genuinely strong sister from the continent…

    ….the watered down bloodlines in the Caribbean are presenting all types of social problems…for which the leaders are bereft of solutions.

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  • So an investor pays the required amount to be enrolled in the citizens by Investment program
    His background is check everything comes up clean expect that what was not reveal until it is too late that this investor has ties to a terriorist organization by different name
    Then what.i am of the view that these small islands are not technologically equipped to do a diligent and just cause against prevention from such occurences
    Even the great West with all its sophiticated technology have a difficult time screening each and after application to avoid terriorist activity
    These small islands have shown many times over that they do not have the capacity or capability to run a govt efficiently reason why there debt levels have gone through the roof
    It is. telling evidence that these small islands should not bite off more than they can chew
    Adding another short time quick fix to their economic plight might capsized the boat entirely

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  • Speaking of corruption whatever happened to the lady who was confined to a mental institution because she had spill the beans on Ralph Gonsalves son
    All this type of actions reinforces that govts in the Carribbean does not give two hoots about accountability or due dilligence
    Can imagine an investor with dirty laundry and a fist full of dollars
    And the winner is ?

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  • @ Mariposa July 13, 2018 6:13 PM

    Are you of the Opinion that we should just open our borders as is being advocated and let whoever and whatever flow to our Shores…Ever Heard of the Establishment of ISIS in Trinidad?

    With the Implementation of Commie Sing Song as CARICOM Ambassador to CARICOM and as Advisor to the PM on CARICOM Matters and Chop Sticks in Charge of Communications it Seems that Connecting the RED Dots are Not that Farfetched!!

    The Globalist will use the Islamist by way of Pursuing the Open Boarders to Conquer Nations. They share the same Ideology ‘to take away the Free Agency of man’. That is their Ideology of Communism/Marxism/Socialism and Radical Islamism.

    The First Rule of the Left and Radical Islam is that of Submission to bring about their Elitist Purposes…A sure process of Deceit and Decay bringing all that would listen and obey into Slavery and Bondage.

    So What the Hell are you talking About!!…

    http://www.middleeasteye.net/essays/caribbean-caliphate-trail-trinidadians-fighting-808370626

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  • Knowledge is power..

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  • If they are doing it in the Bronx of all places it can also be done on the fertile soils of Barbados, free up the land to the people for agriculture. FOR THEMSELVES..that is the beginning of wealth production right there.

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  • No open borders . However with citizens by investment the country borders would be open to those whose pockets are full.

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  • This is called the beginning of progress..

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  • These small islands cant even manage a sewer system first by putting all the pieces in places and measuring capacity and size
    Now all wants to give govt a life line to hang themselves one that is harder to manage due to its sheer numerical factor and background checks
    A resounding No to citizen by investment

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  • Exyardfowl..you don’t get to say if Caribbean borders are opened or not, nothing can stop that inevitability, yall had ya chance, ya blew it and went down in flames, now ya are a defunct DLP, kicked into exile, ya don’t exist anymore, ya made history of the negative variety…

    …now get lost and allow intelligence, as opposed to stagnation and idiocy, to reign…

    So how is Fruendolittle doing these days anyway…he bought that 350,000 Mercedes yet?

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  • Black Wall Street was real, there is no reason black populations in the Caribbean or anywhere else for that matter….cannot create their own wealth independently of white scam artists and other parasites..none, the African descendant has a history of wealth creation going back to millennia.

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  • Mariposa July 13, 2018 7:20 PM

    “No open borders . However with citizens by investment the country borders would be open to those whose pockets are full.”

    You worrying about a rich man that may come to Barbados with ties to Terrorism…Will he come by boat or fly?

    Do you think that the country with the highest % of ISIS per capita coming from Trinidad is more Likely?

    And all the Security arrangements that we have with the US concerning Terrorism even if we do not have the resources don’t you think they will warn us?

    Are People that have full pockets bad actors? And that is what the Central Bank Commission to bring in funds is all about!

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  • NorthernObserver

    @FC
    you are sounding like GPII.
    First they bring $3 million onshore and lets say they buy a house. That 3 million goes to the former owner of the house, unless the decision is build one from scratch. The GoB gets its cut in property transfer fees, and the RE agents, if listed, get a piece.
    Hence, it is unclear to me, how this $3M goes to alleviate any Fx issue, or Debt.
    Isn’t the deal when you bring money in, you reserve the right to take it out?
    Barbados to my knowledge doesn’t have Capital Gains tax.
    The concept of Benefits seems loosey-goosey at this point?

    The offshore BUSINESS creates many good paying jobs. Surely the objective must be to create employment. I think you have to focus on the niche markets within the ‘offshore umbrella’ and work them. What does Nassau and Monaco offer professional sports people that Barbados doesn’t? I know we are weak in the area of Trusts, not sure exactly why.

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  • So wuh happen to my last comment which exposes one Caribbean nation lackof force in exercising due dilligence in its back ground checks for the rich and famous amongst which they are people of nefarious character some of whom are wanted for illegal activity in other countries but because of their fist full of dollars and the countries in need for quick economic revenue these bandits can slip through the cracks undetected

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  • David three times i have attempted to.post a link which contains CIP important information relative to a CBS investigation and the weakness in the CIPsystem in the country of ST. Lucia which allows people with suspucious background to gain CIP passports

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  • this article sums up what would most likely happen here

    http://thevoiceslu.com/2017/01/pros-not-cons/

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  • The waiting to be untapped genius in African descendants…worldwide

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  • Marisopa…get rid of the weave girl…lol

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  • NorthernObserver July 13, 2018 7:57 PM

    @FC
    “you are sounding like GPII.”

    If you mean Dr. Georgie Porgie I am Honored, he is a Very Wise, Knowledgeable, Scriptural and Spiritual Individual!

    The Investor brings in US$ , he buys a house from a Bajan or Bajan’s build it for him, the money is changed in the Bank to Bajan Dollar and the US foreign Exchange ends up in the Central Bank to be used by the Government as foreign exchange. The problem in Barbados is the Debt repayment in foreign currency that we do not have.

    The Purpose of the IMF is to make foreign exchange so expensive for the locals through the imposition of high taxes/devaluation/etc. so that the Government is in a position to pay the the debt with whatever FOREX because the Bajan’s would not be able to afford to buy Goods and Services that originate outside of Barbados.

    The IMF do not care or are not in the Business of helping locals, they are only in the Business of making sure the debt is repaid and they will help, but they want to make sure the debt is paid to the foreign lenders.

    Then we will be Free to Mess Up Again. IMF is not a Good Guy or a Bad Guy they are just the Debt Collectors and you cannot pay the Debt without Forex.

    The easiest method of getting the foreign exchange to the Central Bank is the person buying a property. The Slower ones is by him setting up a business. The money is dispensed slower but the foreign currency ends up the same place.

    The Preferred Route is somebody coming to Barbados liking what they see starting an off shore company and hopefully bringing their holding companies to Barbados as off shore companies, hiring local professionals while the Investor living in Barbados, will hire people in Barbados from Gardner’s right up to Financial Controllers.

    The Challenge is to find the Right Mix of Benefits that will entice him to come.

    Freedom Crier threw out 3 Million as a number to invest…Are we aware that some of those Properties on the west coast sell for Multiples of the 3 Million US…

    Superstar Rihanna has splashed out $22million on a beachside home on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Riahanna’s purchased the 10,000-square-foot pad just down the beach from the ¬famous, five-star Sandy Lane Hotel. There are only eight, 10,000 sq ft apartments within the opulent complex that is just a walk on to the beach, each featuring five en-suite bedrooms that boast their own private terraces and dressing rooms.

    Just goes to show 3Million US $ is a Modest Sum for Some!!

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  • NorthernObserver

    Gotchya.
    Key then becomes from whom the purchase is made? Foreigners already own, many of the properties other foreigners desire?
    And while money is not the issue for many, their advisors cannot recommend Barbados. Just too risky, until things settle down.
    The IMF is the IMF. If we had adjusted our public spending 5 years ago, we would not be knocking at their door.
    You didn’t say which KS companies moved? And no GP referred to Grenville Phillips he is GPII, Georgie is Dr GP.
    I know One Sandy Lane. How many units actually sold of the 8? Cowell is frequently there.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The idiocy of it all was bound to run out of steam.

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  • Well all the adjustments would soon be happening
    Things about here are going to get worse
    The IMF would have the word
    Your wishes are going to come true and it is not going to be pretty
    The default bell was wrung issuing a new and demonstrative phase of “Tightening your belt”
    word on the street things going to get ugly

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  • NorthernObserver
    July 14, 2018 1:27 AM

    “Gotchya…. Grenville Phillips he is GPII, Georgie is Dr GP.”

    I was not aware that we were playing Gotchya…I had hoped you had an inquiring mind to see where this could possibly be beneficial to Barbados on a whole and offer some insight but alas my hopes for Barbados are dwindling because I am yet to see by this exercise anyone with an Alternative Ideas to help Barbados out of the Quandary we are in.

    That said those who run out of Steam are those who have No Vision…to whom the shoe fits claim it!

    BTW I hold Hold the Highest Regard for both Grenville Phillips GPII, and Georgie Porgie Dr GP. Mutually they are men of Good Character, Knowledgeable on many Levels, Scriptural and Spiritually Sound Individuals! So Thank you anyway.

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  • Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes To Innovate

    • “No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.”
    – Winston Churchill
    • “I want to put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs
    • “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead
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    – Charles Peguy
    • “There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.” – Michael Eisner
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  • For the good of the country NUPW would be no more
    Good riddance a wasted group that use its members for selfish gain
    glory!

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  • “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” – Albert Einstein

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  • Brace Your Self Barbados Hurricane MIA on the Way!!

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/13/more-austerity/

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  • For the good of the country, all them should go

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/13/embattled-head/

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright July 14, 2018 11:30 PM

    “I do not ever hear you commenting on information system architecture, my point being that you stick to the subject matter that you a comfortable with and comfortable in.”

    Have you even Read the Article Mr. Peace? From your comments it seems that you have not but has placed your Prejudice before doing so. Our Nation can be Better before becoming Great don’t you think?

    Shouldn’t we all speak on things we know about Mr. Peace?…I for one am not All knowing like some pretend to be and off times are enlightened by those like yourself. I for one do not suffer verbal diarrhea spending my time in the obstructionist WWC latrine.

    As for the Information System Architecture, that you accused me of not commenting on in the Article had you read it stated as follows…
    “Because of Overstock.com investment in Bitt, Bitt’s technology has the Potential of very soon reaching the financial sector regionally & globally. Barbados has a lot of Information Technology Talent, these people just need funding, reach and guidance which is what these high worth individuals can Contribute.”

    You accuse me of staying in my comfort zone while I recognise your weakness is not understanding the ramifications of Socialism which is a topic you avoid like the plague and as for Free Market Capitalism if you do not grasp the understanding of Socialism that is counter to Freedom and only glimpse Cronyism where Governments are in Bed with Big Businesses and Call that Capitalism that is really what makes everybody poor Except the Elitist.

    You say Mr. Peace “The things that I know WILL BUILD BARBADOS BELONG for the most part TO THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
    Many of my proposals don’t even exists or if they do exist, don’t fall into the domain of accustomed knowledge pools and usually meets with downright idiocy, palpable incredulity but mostly FEAR.

    MINE is the belief that the mono economy that you are promoting is based on consumerism

    What you are constantly advocating produces nothing yet consumes 80% of the little resources our country generates every year.
    You and others with the capitalist chant, support a system that is inherently self destructive”

    The Mono economy that you accuse me of supporting is like supporting a one Plank of Economy like Tourism…I have never stated thus. I have spoken about Entrepreneurship and it is very unlikely that all the Entrepreneurs would come up with the same Ideas. In the Article it promotes Knowledge based economies by promoting information Technology.

    If this is what you mean by Consumerism every Society in the world would want to make life easier and more productive for its people by allowing its people the “Consumerism Luxuries” like washing machines, running water in their home, indoor plumbing, and clothes to wear other than the Mau Tunic etc.

    How could an idea related to making money that could Repay the foreign Debt of Barbados be “self-destructive” and “make Barbados Poor Again” according to you Mr. Peace?

    Really Sir I expect much more of you but I can clearly see you are way out of your Comfort Zone.

    Never too old to learn except when you think you know everything…

    The Creative Impulse

    “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead

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  • Do you agree with Trump and Geert wilder that due to mass immigration parts of England and indeed Europe is unrecognisable.

    What do you think will happen to little old Barbados if we do the same?

    https://scontent.fbgi3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37126987_2173096006053760_6816160472241274880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=bb114ba94d68cc5b5971fd3728e69c78&oe=5B9E0981

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  • Georgie Porgie Quoted “Heaven has a wall (with a Big Beautiful Peatly Gate with a Guard to Vet you) and Strict Immigration Policies.(Merrit Based and All are Welcome should you meet the Criteria)

    Hell has Open Borders.(Broad is the way and anyone can walk in)

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    In a submission filed with the High Court last week, lawyers for the men argued that they could not be considered “aliens” under the Australian Constitution.
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