The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Enhancing the Freedom of Democratic Expression

One immediate consequence of the annihilation of the Democratic Labour Party in the last general election in May has been to create a vacuum in the populist democratic discourse that requires for its optimal existence the publication of an alternative view to the official dogma.

I am already aware that there exists what I called in a recent column, “a semblance of opposition” in the form of a Leader of the Opposition in the Lower House, and his two Senatorial appointments in the Upper Chamber but, apart from one member of this grouping, who I know for certain will not allow anyone to think for him on any issue, this opposition does not appear to enjoy as yet a sufficient degree of distance from the governing administration to be regarded as a consistent source of alternative views.

In any case, I am speaking of a more radical (in the true sense of that word) alternative point of view; one bred out of the instinctual populist analysis that would take each official political assertion with a grain of salt and synthesize it for accordance with what the commentator considers best for the country.

Granted, these are early days yet, and the governing Barbados Labour Party administration is still in its “honeymoon” period, and thereby entitled to some concession from the citizenry in respect of any errors of judgment that it may commit.

What ought not to happen, however, in a democracy is that this sentiment should result in any alternative view being considered as heretic and its proponent being instinctively deemed a pariah whose views do not deserve a hearing.

Already, I can sense that there are those who are uncomfortable with any criticism of this administration and more so, if that critique comes from a member of, or one considered to be a supporter of the outgone Democratic Labour Party [DLP] administration. Frequently, on the various social media, one encounters the expression of sentiments that suggest that any view critical of an initiative by the current administration is to be abhorred on the basis that on May 25 of this year, the electorate determined that there should be no opposition to the BLP government and moreover, that the DLP should have no further say in the affairs of state.

The first of these propositions runs counter to our traditional understanding of the democratic praxis and, as recent events have demonstrated, the framers of our Constitution never contemplated the occurrence of such a scenario. That it has eventuated may be owed to factors not immediately relevant to this discussion, but it is at least doubtful whether the result of the election unequivocally indicated the preference of the populace for a one-party state, where “no [other]damn dog barks”.

While the latter contention may be electorally true, at least at a parliamentary level, that rejection should be perceived rather as one qua DLP parliamentarian/candidate and not qua Barbadian citizen, so that even a member of that party that was rejected by his or her constituency should still retain the civic entitlement to air publicly his or her views on the prudential administration of the state. It would be unnecessarily churlish, un-Barbadian and undemocratic to believe otherwise.

In this connection, our Constitution does not expressly guarantee the right to freedom of political expression, as does section 4(e) of the Trinidad & Tobago Republican Constitution 1976 that declares the existence of the right “to join political parties and to express political views”. Rather, ours contents itself with a general right of freedom of expression which would doubtless also include the freedom to air political views, both in the narrower and broader senses of the word “political”.

Nonetheless, this freedom of expression is not unrestricted and is expressly made subject in section 21 (2)(a) to any law “that is reasonably required for the purpose of protecting the reputations, rights and freedoms of other persons…” There are some other express restrictions besides but it is principally upon the law that seeks to protect the reputations of other persons that I should wish to focus my essay.

There is a quaint myth among some Barbadians that our defamation laws are incontrovertibly “archaic”. This perception or rather misperception is owed to the fact that the type of imputations that pass unsanctioned in the US for example would cause the publisher to be mulct in substantial damages in this jurisdiction. In fine, this is owed to the fact that we do not enjoy the public figure defence that obtains in some jurisdictions there. According to this, the constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press required a rule that prohibits a public official from recovering damages for a defamatory falsehood relating to his or her official conduct unless the claimant proves that the statement was made with actual malice, that is with knowledge that it was knowingly false or made with reckless disregard as to its falsity.

No such defence is expressly provided in our Defamation Act 1996, although that is not the fault of the drafters of that Act, since, even in the state of New York, the defence is a judicial, and not a statutory creation. It may thus be argued that given the form and nature of our constitutional right to free expression, one that pays due regard to the reputations of others, it should hamstring any similar judicial initiative here.

Owing to the need to meet an arranged deadline, I must end here for today. Next week, I propose to continue this discussion on the extent of our freedom of speech and its effect on our defamation laws and to introduce discussion of freedom of information that, I will submit, is a necessary corollary to an enhanced freedom of democratic expression.

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  • “For what it is worth it immediately capsized any plans similar to those now exececuted by present govt to decapitate the remain corpse of the dlp targeting all dlp employees….”
    +++++++++++

    So……if the move was so smart, where did it leave DLP cronies such as Lanette Napoleon-Young, Sandra Forde and Doug Hoyte…..who all accepted their “separation packages?”

    And what about the remaining cronies at UDC, RDC and NCF?

    Additionally, I think you’re attempting to absolve the DLP of failing to investigate the corruption they accused the BLP of perpetrating during their 14 year tenure.

    I recall Thompson saying he would order a forensic audit of Hardwood Housing’s financial records. But it was never done.

    It’s all political games. Politicians from both BLP and DLP will continue to accuse each other of corruption, while in opposition…….

    ……..as well as during the first few months of assuming office, while holding news conferences and finding all types of opportunities to level innuendo driven claims of corruption.

    Then it “dies a sudden death,” only to be resurrected during political campaigns or when it is politically expedient.

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  • Those contracts were extended on pure malice. It is patently obvious. What other reason would a government renew contracts of Derek Alleyne, Cranston Browne, Sandra Forde (all former DLP candidates or party officers) prior to their expiration? Imagine Derek Alleyne talking about going in the gutter and now the PM is his line minister.🤣🤣 What employment contracts were renewed by the BLP just before elections to plant their operatives as alluded to by another “damascenic” newcomer?

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  • Since you admit that both parties plug holes why then does it irks the blp yardfowls when past govt does the same
    As i alluded in my past comments what govt did was a certainty that now seems in perfect tuning to protect the democractic process especially from a sinster form of dictatorial warfare that permeates the air under present govt

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  • Is this real or are we in the twilight zone.

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  • James Greene

    Can you expand some more on your post @ 5:35 re the use of Cambridge analytica in other Caribbean countries and;
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    more importantly having one of their employees usually placed in the govt after the campaign is over.So that may very well be our boy Charles Jong.And imagine he is also employed by the Dominica govt and this media won’t even do investigative reporting on this.
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    If this is indeed the case I tell you we are in shark infested waters.

    Look at the 3 countries you name and all of them have Hartley Henry as their political consultant and in the case of Grenada – keith mitchell worked closely with Lucille Moe – Mia’s bosom buddy and now minister of information.What a laugh .

    Just the right position to be able to send out alternative facts I suppose.

    Boy oh boy !

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  • Walter Blackman

    David July 29, 2018 12:47 PM

    “@watchman

    Where is your nemesis Walter these days?”

    watchman July 29, 2018 1:17 PM

    “@David/Bu

    Walter must have taken the advise of Piece, a watchman, and gone back to Trump land”

    Watchman,
    First of all, taking advice from proven vile, condemned, modern-day bushwhackers, on any matter, is tantamount to taking advice from Cammie or Peter on how to make love to a woman. You will end up feeling “deflated” on one hand, or confused as to whether to come or go, on the other.

    You really do not want to hear this, but I am going to impose it upon your ears as a sentence for disturbing my peace.

    I developed a “global” appetite and outlook from the days of my youth. I studied hard and long, and “worked my fingers to the bone” to craft marketable skills in a competitive, first world environment. The professional credentials and consulting actuarial skills I bring to the table are in short supply globally, so I can and do leave and arrive in Barbados on relatively short notice.

    Given the state of the Barbadian economy, and the effect of high prices and taxes on the purchasing power of the Barbadian dollar at this time, I can really appreciate having the opportunity and ability to work for US dollars. I haven’t even mentioned the IMF, and the uncertainty and austerity that will follow its final arrangement with the Mottley administration.

    On the other hand, the economy of the USA is registering low unemployment. Consumer confidence is up. The specialized “combo” pension plans which I spend most of my professional life designing are popular and in great demand in the USA..Business is on the upswing.

    If you were in my shoes, where would you cast your net? Before deciding, would you wait for advice from silly, sinful, short-sighted jenny asses?

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  • Yes David the whole of barbados is in the twilight zone given the events that happened a few days ago and Mottley incessant practice of pulling the wolves over the eyes of a nation
    Yes barbados has reached a place called the twilight zone
    The spin.the PR machinery that makes one head turn in 😱 and the high level of high taxation that makes the average barbadian take flight
    Have you ever seen any thing so daunting to the spirit
    Yet you come here day after day with a bowl filled with distractions as if to say nothing else matters
    Maybe it is all because of your level to entertain and approve certain practices from a privilege sector of society that in some small but significant way we all have reached the twilight zone

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WB
    hope you continue to do well.

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  • Walter
    I agree with you to look for work where you are likely to get it without the political yardfowls of the DLP which you do foolishly support giving you the impression you can offer yourself as a candiadtein Election 18.You read the tea leaves and said correctly..not now,not ever,wunna ent ready.Btw,what about that stats exam you missed on the Hill?

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  • James Greene

    Ironically, there was a rumour that the DLP employed the services of Cambridge Analytical SCL during the 2013 general election campaign.

    But your observations give credence

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  • ……. Pop pop to..to my mantra that there aren’t any philosophical and ideological differences between the BLP and DLP.

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  • *******…….. to my mantra that there aren’t any philosophical and ideological differences between the BLP and DLP.

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  • Good to see you are alive and kicking Walter.

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  • @ Walter Blackman

    Thanks for the love letter, and your noted professional upswing, Gabriel think it is the tea leaves, the watchman is happy for you Bro ,due to our talk in my backyard, you do know the watchman is not short-sighted

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  • “As I alluded in my past comments what govt did was a certainty that now seems in perfect tuning to protect the democractic (democratic) process especially from a sinster (sinister) form of dictatorial warfare that permeates the air under present govt….”

    Hmmmmmm………

    Could you please EXPLAIN to BU how an administration, in it’s dying days……..renewing the contracts of its political cronies BEFORE the original contracts EXPIRED…….

    ……..be viewed as PROTECTING the “democratic process?”

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  • Walter

    I noticed that Ian Carrington is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance.

    You would have been my choice for Director of the NIS.

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  • Walter M Blackman

    TheOGazerts July 29, 2018 1:52 PM

    “It is good to watch the side issues.
    It’s funny how one actuary becomes ‘rich as shite’ and another had to run ” back to Trump land”

    TheOGazerts,
    Barbados, our idyllic island home, will continue to vomit up its shocking contrasts.

    It is only after listening to people on BU describing how “bright” a certain white man is to have completed a degree in actuarial science, then to have gone on to complete the tough actuarial professional exams, then to have gone on to develop a multi-million dollar actuarial company in Barbados, that I found myself making some comparisons. We both demonstrated at the university and professional exams level that we possess the intellectual capacity needed to become fully qualified pension actuaries. However, the demonstration of brain power is where the similarity abruptly ends.

    Now for the contrast. He is a bright, rich, white man. I am simply a black man.

    In Barbados, this is a huge, huge deal and it naturally and invariably translates into a situation where a universe of opportunities are opened to him, whilst all doors are closed to me.

    So whereas someone can boast on this white man’s behalf, that he made millions from selling an actuarial company which he developed in Barbados (not sure if this is correct), I am left to inform BU readers that I was awarded an OAS Fellowship to study actuarial science at the masters degree level with the expressed intention of providing actuarial services to the National Insurance Scheme of Barbados. Alas, I completed my studies but, on my return to Barbados, was never allowed to work at the NIS.

    I applied for the vacant position of Supervisor of Insurance, which was advertised by the Erskine Sandiford administration. After a series of interviews, the final two candidates were Walter Blackman and Joycelyn Hinds. I attended the final interview and have heard nothing since. I discovered later that Wismar Greaves was placed in the post. Could it be that this was the point at which CLICO was being prepared for its “great” journey?
    Attempts to work at ICB amounted to a mere exercise in futility.

    More recently, the Government of Barbados, for the first time, advertised the position of CEO of the Financial Services Commission. I knew something was afoot so I made sure that I applied. As expected, I never even got an acknowledgement. However, Sir Frank Alleyne told Barbadians that the FSC had searched the whole world and could find no one but Mr, Randy Graham to fill the position.

    What has allowed me to remain mentally strong and steadfast is my firm belief that no one selected Walter Blackman to “unfair” or destroy. This “square pegs in round holes” problem is systemic and thousands of progressive-minded Barbadians, if given the chance, can easily recount incidents of being similarly “unfaired” and discriminated against.

    There is some purpose to this madness.

    Back in the early to mid-1980’s, a grand designer decided to “corner” and control government’s financial services market. Individuals were handpicked to head major government revenue agencies and to follow certain career tracks (e.g. Supervisor of Insurance, NIS dept, PS/Director of Finance).
    For example, Sabina Walcott was made Commissioner of Inland revenue. Grantley Smith was Director of NIS, before moving on to the PS/Director of Finance role. William Layne was Financial Controller of NIS, Supervisor of Insurance, and then PS/Director of Finance. Ian Carrington was Supervisor of Insurance, Director of NIS, and has now moved into a PS/Director of finance role.
    Any person or agency wishing to investigate the nature and state of the government’s finances from 1985-2015 is well-advised to start by questioning and interviewing these four individuals along with Erskine Griffith, a former PS/Director of finance, who was ultimately “rewarded” with a minister of agriculture’s salary. . These persons were in the best position to know how come government’s financial rules could be violated so easily, and how come the problems raised by the Auditor General for so long could be so contemptuously disregarded with no repercussions or consequences.

    With respect to the FSC, every Barbadian watched in disbelief as the organization did little or nothing to protect the rights and benefits of CLICO’s policyholders, or to punish the guilty persons responsible for the scandalous raid on the insurance company. However, when it was discovered that the Judicial Manager was about to publish a report which proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that David Thompson initiated the steps which led to the CLICO raid, the FSC sprang into action and tried to block the publication of the report. Was this the reason why the nephew of David Thompson was put in the CEO post? Was it sheer coincidence that he left the post after all attempts to block the publication of the JM report failed?

    We castigate, shun, and in some cases, jail uneducated black Barbadians for their acts of ignorance. At the other extreme, we block well-educated black Barbadians.from taking up positions commensurate with their experience and training, and from participating meaningfully in public life. Participation in public life is now being characterized by corruption, malfeasance, and deceit. Instinct tells me that a social backlash cannot be very far away.. . ,

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  • Walter Blackman

    NorthernObserver July 29, 2018 8:24 PM

    “@WB
    hope you continue to do well.”

    NorthernObserver,
    Thanks. I wish the same for you and your household.

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  • This is some heavy tongue lashing Walter, the blogmaster feels your pain. You made a mistake throwing your lot with the DLP. One has to be pragmatic?

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  • Walter Blackman

    Gabriel July 29, 2018 8:39 PM

    “Walter
    .Btw,what about that stats exam you missed on the Hill?”

    Gabriel,
    I completed every course the university required of me and graduated from “the hill” with a B.Sc (Upper 2nd class honours) in Public Administration.
    You being such a good house slave, why don’t you remove your lips from Rawdon Adam ‘s backside and ask him how many stats courses he failed?

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  • Walter Blackman

    David July 29, 2018 10:16 PM

    “Good to see you are alive and kicking Walter.”

    David July 30, 2018 2:09 AM

    “This is some heavy tongue lashing Walter, the blogmaster feels your pain. You made a mistake throwing your lot with the DLP. One has to be pragmatic?”

    David,
    Thanks.
    I want you to take a few minutes and feel the pain of the many silent Barbadians who have been deprived and cheated by a very unjust system.
    We all make mistakes. The trick is to learn from them.

    I am one of those people who joined the DLP out of appreciation for what Errol Barrow had achieved.The actions of Erskine Sandiford, David Thompson, Freundel Stuart, Chris Sinckler, and others have now moved the DLP closer to the brink of extinction. There is a very high probability that large sums of taxpayers’ money were misappropriated and stolen outright during 2008-2018. I would not vote for any person who was a member of the government during this period, .We need to identify and imprison the guilty politicians and public officials from this period, and then identify, try, and imprison those guilty of corruption from 1980 -2007. Nothing less will suffice. As a country, we have the ability to do this without much difficulty and expense.

    In the final analysis, I still consider myself to be extremely lucky that no one can point a finger at me, or call my name in connection with stealing the hard earned money of Barbadian workers. The politicians have destroyed our country. No one can predict when, and how, the masses will decide it is payback time. I sincerely hope that I am around to witness the “clean up campaign” when it starts.

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  • Walter Blackman

    Artax July 30, 2018 1:36 AM

    “Walter

    I noticed that Ian Carrington is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance.

    You would have been my choice for Director of the NIS.”

    Artax,
    We have now reached the stage where one has to be extremely careful about which government department one works in. Ian Carrington has been NIS Director for years and is ultimately responsible for many of the chronic problems plaguing that department. The politicians have gobbled up 75% of the cash in the NIS Fund and with baby boomers retiring every day, a serious cash flow problem looms in the short to medium term. Going forward, Carrington will feel no heat. Most likely, his successor will.

    So as far as the job of NIS Director is concerned, I gleefully say “No thanks”. I do appreciate the sentiment you are trying to convey and feel quite honoured that you have so much confidence in my ability.

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  • Walter
    You are nothing but a coward.With all that ‘learning’,all that chat,you do not have the passion to change anything.At the first criticism you back off into a shell and spew a few insults.In other words Walter you will always be an employee.Bare talk.No risk taker.No commitment,no burning inner hunger to make a difference.Gaul blineuh.It is wunna so that foes let down the Team Change.Run yuh do and do coward.You en no different to Sandy and Stuart.I still think Thompson would have made a difference to politics Barbados if he had lived.

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  • Errata
    Wunna so that does let down etc
    Yuh so and so coward.

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  • “You being such a good house slave, why don’t you remove your lips from Rawdon Adam ‘s backside and ask him how many stats courses he failed?”

    Ouch!!!!

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  • Walter Blackman

    Gabriel July 29, 2018 8:39 PM

    “Walter
    I agree with you to look for work where you are likely to get it…………”

    Gabriel July 30, 2018 9:34 AM

    Walter
    You are nothing but a coward.With all that ‘learning’,all that chat,you do not have the passion to change anything……….Bare talk.No risk taker.No commitment,no burning inner hunger to make a difference.Gaul blineuh.It is wunna so that foes let down the Team Change.Run yuh so and so coward……..”.

    Gabriel,
    Classic Bajan hypocrisy and deceit at work. By the way, in your mind, is Rawdon Adams the exact opposite of me?

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  • I don’t know anything about Rawdon other than his familial connection but if he has the political acumen and is a financial guru as said,then I think he is biding his time like his dad did.I look forward to hear him speak in the Senate.At this time I cannot do a comparison.I have your BU record and your talk show deliberations to act upon.In my opinion you fall short.Any fire in your gut is in your imagaination.It is not in your deeds and you do not have what it takes to lead anybody or anything political here.If you threw your lot in with the Dems it shows your lack of judgement to associate with nothingarians and scum like lowdown and those corrupt people.You are a failure Walter because you allowed people to dictate your state of mind and make you feel doubtful of yourself because they made you believe you were dealt a bad hand.Stick to your profession,you are qualified there.

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  • Walter Blackman

    Gabriel July 30, 2018 1:07 PM

    “I have your BU record and your talk show deliberations to act upon.In my opinion you fall short.
    You are a failure Walter……..”

    Gabriel,
    My involvement with talk shows, and my presence here on BU have been motivated by a desire to educate and interact. Given my objectives, you have determined that I am a failure.

    Having recognized that you seem to gather or understand very little when i interact with you, or try to educate you, I am forced to agree with your assessment.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Well Well well

    Enter The 30-0 punch silly boxer who SHOULD ARTAXERXES BE SO INCLINED, the records would reveal had much to say about his victory lap and why and why he going did when elected.

    De ole man joins with Gabriel ONLY ON THIS ONE not with your Commisiong buddy AND SAY THAT I CATEGORICALL ENDORSE YOUR ASSESSMENT OF WALTER.

    I would not be so unkind to call him a coward for to be such THERE WOULD HAVE HAD TO HAVE BEEN A FRAY and at 30-0 there really was none

    One would better liken him to being the wilted erectile dysfunction member that failed to stand up to the challenges of being a real advocate for the people

    Some serpents have no backbone and the Walterian serpentia never had none

    He wanted a ready made shirt and waltzed into a built to last coffin.

    His type is gone forever thànk heaven

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  • Huh! An annonymice using a pseudonym calling a man who uses his real name a coward?
    Mouse, know yourself?

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  • It is much simpler than you think>

    A bright young man steps forward to make the difference. In a two-party system, making a choice is tossing a coin. He said heads and the coin came up tails. A bad choice at a very bad time,

    I would urge Walter to ignore much of what goes on here. These are master provocateurs and goaders.
    I doubt they care little about yesterday, but they will try to get you to make statements that will be detrimental to any future in politics.

    Let this storm pass.

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  • My last statement on this…
    Some here are nothing more than gatekeepers. The run out with a NOT WELCOME sign for some and talk of ‘dynasty’, ‘pedigree’ and ‘bloodline’ for others. These are not yard-fowls but are pit-bulls positioned at the gate to deny entry to young political aspirants who may gain momentum. They are locked into making one family a dynasty and grinding potential political competition into dust.

    I know nothing of Walter but what I see on BU. I was/am impressed with the high level of contributions he made to the blog.

    I am not B or D, but I left Barbados thinking that EWB was God’s gift to Barbados. My opinion has changed since; but given a choice (2013,2014) of BLP or DLP, I would have been tempted to select DLP. And whilst the recent election and history reveals the true nature of those then calling themselves the DLP, it would have been hard prior to 2014 to see them as they truly are.

    Even now, I still struggle to understand how FS and crew could have have gone so far off course. I cannot find sense in many of the actions they undertook. After all, their actions were often like a mirror image of what the other party did. However, their behavior during the past few years was not stellar.

    From the time Walter indicated a preference for one of the parties, we saw some of his ‘fans’ become his worst critics. Now we have anonymice accusing him of being a coward. To me that is funny.

    Life, sure is funny.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ James Greene

    You asked what I meant when I said ” …“no contract shall be extended to any party BEYOND THE LIFETIME OF THE ADMINISTRATION THAT APPOINTED IT

    Let me use the example of Cranston Browne of the NCF

    When FUMBLES got kicked to the curb Cranston ‘s contract should have auto expired with the tenure of the administration that engaged him.

    So as with the ENGAGEMENT of Charles Long Jong of whom the Prime Minister is saying when she leaves he leaves, so too should it be with all appointees of an administration.

    You serve at the discretion of the administration that appoints you for these types of ENGAGEMENTS.

    This is not to say that IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR “REAL TIME METRICS INDICATE THST YOU ARE AN EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE” the incoming administration might not choose to extend your services

    @ Sargeant

    The statement thst I make about real time metrics does not conflict nor tangle up its employment when it comes to the bosses or ministers.

    BECAUSE EACH BOSS OR MINISTER WILL BE TIED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR SUBORDINATES!!!

    So in the Case of day the Minister in the Ministry of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson.

    For Eddie to Keep his MINISTRY there is a performance metric associated wish his administrative oversight.

    Mia should not be running 26 ministries for 15 years

    EACH one of dem fellers gots to carry their own weight!!!

    Or she drops them.

    Can I share something with you Sargeant?

    In all seriousness my position on this cabinet and these consultants is this.

    To streamline this effed up system she really has no choice for 3 reasons.

    Mia ran 30 seats of which de ole man will go on record to say 6 are competent soldiers.

    The others are incompetent.

    She knows this and BECAUSE SHE GENUINELY WANTS TO LEAVE A LEGACY, notwithstanding the natural disposition of any incoming leader to want to be there long, longest, she understands what has to be done.

    You ever have been appointed the squad leader of a recon team and been given Rambo pretenders?

    The mere nature of Recon goes counter to their nature’s and you have to threaten a fellow with your officer’s weapon so that he and the rest of the Rambos toe the badword line.

    The thing thst Madamoiselle Prime Minister Mottley is coping with is best conveyed by this Chinese saying “It is a foolish man who buys a house because of a coat of paint”

    She nor you nor I CANNOT “see” the hearts of men.

    So her challenge is to balance a HR mix precariously like building a house of cards bit with people.

    To hire consultants who impressed upon her their ability to do a job AND TO HAVE HER FINGER ON THE PULSES OF EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE HIRELINGS all the time to make sure they are doing as they represented that they could do when she engaged them

    That Sargeant IS A REAL HARD JOB TO DO WITH IDIOTS UNDER YOUR COMMAND!!

    And do not fool you facts sir.

    Doing all this in the climate of the theft by the former DLP administration while begging for money from the IMF IS NOT EASY.

    Add to that this social meddling from the Barbados Underground website by the nationalists, the sycophants, the genuinely interested, the proxies of The Demonic Larceny Party(I teif dat from a feller here) the DLP themselves is difficult too.

    It is not easy being Prime Minister Mottley but as long as she keeps them ministers and cuntsultants and tzars in line with her vision, embraces GOD as her guide, AND RELINQUISHES ANY AND ALL DESIRES TO REIN IN dissenting voices & REIGN ON in Barbados, all will be well.

    Pray diligently for your own Come to JESUS moment and the sanctification for the first while eondetfulmeans nothing without the second.

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