UK Government Deports Collis King

[Barbados Underground] It is unfortunate that Barbadians and what is suppose to be a cricket loving region has not felt the urge to stridently protest a decision by the UK government to deport Collis King. There is no need to detail the cricket bio of the 67 year old all-rounder. His crime: he applied for a visa to live with his British wife while resident in Britain, this type of visa must be requested while residing outside of the country. From all reports Collis King has been living and working in the UK for the last 40 years.

 

Caribbean Life Newspaper, July 29 – August 2, 2018

The captioned article refers to an offer by Colin Graves, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to ‘assist’ Collis King in his immigration ‘matter’.   The blogmaster unhesitatingly adds his tuppence to the discussion by calling for the UK government to do the right thing and at this late stage extend all courtesy to Mr. Collis King- a famous cricket who has lived in that country for decades. The manner which he has been treated so far not least the confiscation of his passport at the airport as he was ibeing deported to Barbados.

Shame!

The blogmaster will resist pulling the race card. However, how can anybody explain why the UK foreign office (government) would not have felt compelled to intervene? The UK is a cricket playing nation – creator of the cricket game – surely there was time to halt the deportation action when the name Collis King was whispered to someone at King Charles Street?

The pride of a great West Indian warrior has been forever harmed, however, there is still the opportunity for the UK government to deliver ‘satisfaction’ to King with the urgency the matter deserves!

Many will remember Collis King for the innings he played in the 1979 World Cup final in a partnership with Viv Richards.

The blogmaster makes special mention of Heather Cole for bringing this matter to the fore.

 

145 thoughts on “UK Government Deports Collis King


  1. “The blogmaster will resist pulling the race card.”

    You just did Sir.

    This has nothing to do with race, but incompetence, and if you had followed the moronic workings of the UK immigration service for five minutes you would know this. The Home Office, catastrophically ‘led’ by that mistress of uselessness Appeaser May before she was promoted to further destruction is well known for inexplicable ‘reasoning’, whereby a Senegalese can walk through the Channel Tunnel and get immmediate benefits and residence, but both black and white or polka-dot Commonwealth citizens of impeccable background and benefit to the UK are routinely turned away.

    What you may NOT know, as for all the usual reasons used for protecting the “Religion of Peace”, is that a gang of muslim lawyers (surprise, surprise) including immigration officials have been charged with corruption in office. Now who do you think they have been letting in, and who not?

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/six-solicitors-charged-over-alleged-126m-legal-aid-fraud/5066665.article


    • When examining issues arising from that part of the world it is a challenge to unpack the spectre of how race influences everything?

      That said, we are observing!


  2. Just like the Natives, when the war is over, Thank you for service , now get in line and walk with the rest,


  3. It is unfortunate that the elderly [not relatively young] Collis is separated from his wife, since a loving caring spouse is one of the blessings of old age. I think that in this case the British government is being unduly HARSH & LEGALISTIC.

    That said “visa paperwork” can be boring and tedious as hell. People sometimes hire lawyers or immigration consultants to ease them through the process, but often an individual who is comfortable with paperwork can do the process themselves. Visa work is step by step, and the applicant needs to have a copy of the rules on hand, and a highlighter, and check the boxes and write the statements one by one until finished, then submit the thing in the manner demanded, mail, online, registered mail whatever.

    I’ve done this pro bono–althought i ain’t no lawyer–for a number of people over the years including in one case the consular official of a first world country reviewed my paperwork, but refused to make a decision.

    I complained to his supervisors for him in writing.

    Permanent residence granted.

    What he didn’t know was that I knew the rules better than he did and that I am a person who follows rules to the letter, to the comma, to the fullstop.


  4. Immigration offices in the UK are no longer necessarily manned by caucasians. You would be surprised to see the racial composition the highest ranks of management in public offices in Britain. This could be a matter of national prejudice or “cricket team prejudice”! Why become fixated on the race card?


  5. David Mr Blogmaster, for all practical purposes this matter falls more squarely into the thrust from @45Govt of govermental process with a tinge of incompetence than anything else.

    As asked by @Hal one does need to get behind the facts of this immigration case but certainly on its face it does appear that Collis did as he was supposed to do over the many years of his contracted work in England and returned home to Bim as his ‘visa’ stipulated…. he should really have no problems acceding or meeting the conditions to satisfy permanent legal residence in that country….unless there is something lurking to derail his application.

    He has well respected benefactors providing legal and persuasive support and should certainly be also able to support himself financially as needed.

    It is the non prominent folks who find themselves in these predicaments and worst who often need the public support; I expect he will win handsomely as he did in ’79. Good luck to the Kingdom man.


  6. If you know the facts and care to enlighten then please proceed.

    If you believe we need to stop pontificating without the facts then please desist….not sure when that lil reality has stopped hypa-verbal ventilation on BU previously! 🤣

    Really @Hal…you are NOT the only adult on the blog…but at times you do appear to be the most petulant school age blogger 😁.


  7. “This has nothing to do with race, but incompetence”

    Race and Racism is integral to the case such as very existence of blacks in Caribbean and rights of residency in UK

    In this instance Collis King has an English Wife and has been living in UK for 40 years and is only attempting to normalise his residency status

    The HO hostile environment that led to Windrush was possibly implemented after Caricom asked Cameron for reparations


  8. SSDumbShit – is there ANYTHING you can comprehend without injecting race into it? Race and racism is NOT integral to the case. In fact the immigration staff in the UK are predominantly BME. Go away and learn something before attempting to interact with grown-ups.


  9. What are the facts of the case?………….IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION!
    THE BARKING BRAYING BU BRIMBLERS ARE AGAIN ADJUDICATING WITHOUT HAVING ALL THE FACTS


  10. How can there be a problem if Collis is married to a British citizen? After cursory research a man of his stature should have been rubber stamped years ago, unless there is a valid reason.

    When certain people reach high office they will discriminate an example is the Cnd Cricket team where they are virtually no black gents represented. Is this legit in terms of performance and ability?


  11. Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”

    The Blog Master has been Trumping Racism on BU from its inception…

    Even when you Raise the Bar on many levels to Improvements for Barbados some still find a way on BU to turn it into a Racist Dialogue.

    Racism is not a Product that we can Package that we can Offer as something that is Viable that would cause our Country to Prosper.

    https://quotefancy.com/media/wallpaper/3840×2160/3541158-Ayn-Rand-Quote-Racism-is-the-lowest-most-crudely-primitive-form-of.jpg


  12. Hal Austin August 3, 2018 10:32 AM “I am sure Mr King has a legitimate case, but what are the facts?”

    45govt August 3, 2018 2:34 AM “The blogmaster will resist pulling the race card.”You just did Sir.

    @Hal & 45govt all that is Required is an Accusation no need for the Facts and sit back and watch the the chaos that ensues!

    This article is the most recent among this list provided.

    Just to name a few recent links on BU…You may continue to Pour out your heart here on Racism.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/08/01/emancipation-day-a-good-reason-to-give-pause/
    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/07/31/race-talk-making-the-world-a-better-place/
    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/07/30/walter-the-actuary-a-black-man-charles-the-actuary-a-white-man/
    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/07/27/chairman-of-goddards-enterprises-asserts-his-innocence/
    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/07/26/michael-cohen-flips-on-president-trump/
    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/07/25/goddards-yacht-ecstasy-busted-charles-herbert-drugs-st-vincent/


  13. RE If we have others on the blog that can challenge what has been reported then do so or shut up.

    HOW CAN THERE BE A DISCUSSION OR DIALOGUE IF PEOPLE SHUT UP?

    IF ONE IS TO SAY WHAT OTHERS WANT YOU TO SAY ………THEN WE COULD HAVE DICTATION SESSIONS ON SKYPE

    PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL…uh lie?


  14. Mr King will no doubt have his situation sorted in due time, BUT BARKING AND BRAYING BY BU BRIBBLERS WILL NOT FORCE BRITISH IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES TO ACT!


  15. It was written here and everywhere else covering the story that based on a technicality of King submitting his application while living in the UK it triggered the deportation action.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    This technicality … it isn’t by any chance the law of the land?

    Maybe he has been sent back to apply through the British High Commission and go through the process of following the law of the land in which he desires to live.


  16. If he waited until he was living in the UK to apply for a visa to legalise his presence, doesn’t that suggest that he recognizes that his presence without a visa broke the law of the land?


    • @John

      Understand the blogmaster’s concern. Collis King is a legend. This is a son of the soil who for whatever reason was kicked out of a country he has been living and working for 44 years. Even if he offended an immigration rule we know deviations can be approved at the stroke of the pen of the minister.


  17. 45Govt “Race and racism is NOT integral to the case. In fact the immigration staff in the UK are predominantly BME.”

    UK Home Office policy to deport is racist, as a white troll you are racist disgruntled and bitter boy and not a grown up.

    BAME immigration staff are front line staff not decision makers (legal term) or policy makers, top management are responsible for incorrect decisions as they sign them off.


  18. I have always been an admirer of Mr Collis King both as a gentleman and cricketer. However, his furore his alleged deportation from Britain is quite misplaced. The procedures relating to his particular case are clear and he should not attempt to lull the public into believing that his was a case of discriminatory action by the British Government.Applications for spousal rights must be made when the applicant is out of the country. The Barbados High Commissioner ought to have checked the facts and advised Mr King before getting publicly involved.


  19. @Charles Skeete,

    Thank you. This is not in any way to disrespect Mr King. What does him no favours is the mass hysteria.


  20. RE Even if he offended an immigration rule we know deviations can be approved at the stroke of the pen of the minister.

    WHY SHOULD HE OFFEND AN IMMIGRATION RULE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY?

    WHY SHOULD ANYONE BREAK THE LAW AND EXPECT A MINISTER TO APPROVE SUCH AN INFRACTION BY THE PEN OF A MINISTER……….JUST BECAUSE HE IS A CRICKET LEGEND?

    BEN STOKES GOT IN A FIGHT LAST YEAR IN HIS COUNTRY AND WAS NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY CRICKET FOR ENGLAND UNTIL IT WAS ASCERTAINED THAT HE DID NOT BREAK HIS COUNTRY’S LAW.

    WHEN EVER I HAVE LIVED ABROAD I HAVE MADE IT THE HABIT TO ABIDE BY THE COUNTRIES IMMIGRATION LAWS.


  21. “Applications for spousal rights must be made when the applicant is out of the country. The Barbados High Commissioner ought to have checked the facts and advised Mr King before getting publicly involved.”

    Charles Skeete

    I agree with your above comment.

    I know if two individuals who are currently living in the UK that had to go through a similar process.

    One guy was lucky that while he was filing for spousal rights, his wife rented an apartment for him when he returned to Barbados, while undergoing the process.


  22. Laws are abused. UK Government has been accused of Jim Crowing valid applicants such as asking for paperwork from 1971.
    In old days anyone in country could apply for British citizenship after 7 years. Nowadays they only give Residency Visas.
    They refuse to renew Residency Visas at will. Abromovich was welcomed into UK for his billions but was refused a renewal visa application, he circumvented issue by getting Israeli citizenship which allows him to enter UK without a visa.


  23. I can assure you that when my sister married an American she had to return to Bim for a month or so in order to meet their Immigration laws of that time, 1966. The US should have been suspicious since she got married after meeting about 3-4 months prior. There are loads of games that foreigners play to migrate to Can/ US etc. I remember telling a school principal, 50ish, to be careful of the Cuban girl, 21, rubbing up against him in the Playas del Este of Havana. There are countless stories of people being used for migration.


  24. @Hal

    I suspect because he has NO VISA he’s not legally in the country. Making a VISA application several years after the fact, from within the country, raised questions for the immigration department in which they discovered he’s an illegal alien.

    Mr. King obviously became aware he’s not entitled to a government pension without citizenship, thus the circumstances he now finds himself. If as stated he’s been a productive quasi citizen during these alien years and has documentation of tax payments then the UK Government should be open to showing some lenancy.


    • @Wily

      Of course there are rules but all reasonable people are aware that there are the exceptions that are approved when circumstances demand that it is prudent to do so.


  25. I read this in the Nation. What I would like to hear is the British Immigation Department’s position. From a child I always heard a book has a front back and contents. Unless we can have all the facts we will just be making premature judgements. Are we sure Collis is giving all the information…just asking.


    • What is being asked for is that the UK Office extend courtesy read prioritize the matter in consideration of his contribution and reputation as a cricket legend. The relevant players have the discretion to do so. No prolix necessary.

      Reverend Hewitt let this be your final achievement on behalf of Barbadians and cricket lovers everywhere.


  26. The following extracted from the link above:

    Speaking yesterday, Hewitt said King had ‘made a considerable contribution to Barbados and the West Indies’ cricket and also to cricket in the United Kingdom’.

    He added: ‘I have asked the Home Office to use their compassion and discretion to give his matter their priority so that it can be resolved and he can be reunited with his wife and community in Yorkshire as quickly as possible.’


  27. I always say do not follow the mob. Mr King is highly respected in Caribbean cricketing circles, but he is not making a visa application to live in the Caribbean. And this nonsense about being a legend.
    The BU chairman always disappoints, but never surprises, with his lack of reasoning. To believe that Guy Hewitt could ‘demand’ from the UK immigration authorities that Collis King be given a spousal visa is ridiculous. David should stop his hysteria and think for a moment.
    By the way, is David King related to Collis King?


    • Do you ever read with comprehension? Even though the relevant extract from the article was posted? All fair minded people everywhere- even the head of the ECB, an Englishman- is asking for the process to be fast tracked given the unique circumstances.


  28. Unique or special? David, please let me assure you, I can read and understand better than you ever will be able to, that is the probem. You just do not understand the real world. You live in your little box.


    • The blogmaster is thankful we have civic minded Bajans like Guy Hewitt who will go the extra mile to defend the Bajan and West Indian brand. And yes Collis King is unique, he is a WI legend.


  29. Silly man, you cannot ‘demand’ leniency. You ask for, plead for, leniency. He may be a legend to West Indies fans, but he is simply a retired test cricketer.
    So, if John Brown from Grazettes marries a young tourist from England and wants to settle in the UK, should the home office or the Bajan high commissioner also plead it is a special case? When does special cases end? Or is it one rule for cricket legends and on for ordinary boys from the block.
    Or let us put it another way: three men are held on drug smuggling charges, two are prominent businessmen and one a lowly sailor. Should the two business people be treated more leniently and given bail wile the ordinary guy’s bail is so high that he is remanded, not on grounds of tampering with evidence ore witnesses, but by money. Is that fair in your warped world of reasoning?
    In a fair and democratic society, rules apply to apply citizens. Talent or connections does not exclude any of them.


    • You can engage in semantics, Collis King has done enough to expect discretion. You may have the last word you buffoon.


  30. What are the facts of the case?

    Has Mr. King (“Collis King has been living and working in the UK for the last 40 years“) been paying taxes and NI contributions in the UK for the past four decades? If so, why didn’t the British tax authorities advise him to stop paying tax, given that he had no legal standing even to remain in the country, much less give money to it?

    Whatever the case, in which parallel universe is his status as a “cricket legend” even minimally significant?


  31. Do you know what discretion means? Discretion is not the same as special treatment or leniency. By the way, what does semantics mean?


  32. Hal Austin August 3, 2018 1:47 PM
    YOUR ARGUMENT IS SOLID AND SOUND
    you cannot ‘demand’ leniency. You ask for, plead for, leniency. He may be a legend to West Indies fans, but he is simply a retired test cricketer.

    GOOD QUESTION MR BANKS
    in which parallel universe is his status as a “cricket legend” even minimally significant?

    BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND
    Collis King has done enough to expect discretion CAUSE THE HIGH LORD AT BU SAYS SO
    TO HAVE ANOTHER VIEW MAKES YOU A BUFFOON

    MR KING MUST NOT UNDERGO DUE PROCESS AND APPLY IN THE CORRECT WAY AND WAIT ON THE DISCRETION OF THE UK AUTHORITIES. AFTER ALL HE IS ” the Bajan and West Indian brand. And is unique, AND A WI legend.

    DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR WOULD BE THE DIAGNOSIS I WOULD EXPECT A MEDICAL STUDENT TO GIVE IF POSED WITH SUCH A STUPID INCOHERENT ARGUMENT


  33. Illegal immigrants have no rights in any country whatsoever. If Barbadians are illegals in other countries and the authorities have reasons to deport them so be it.The only right an illegal immigrant has is the right to either legalize his status or get to hell out of the place.
    I respect Collis King cricketing skills and what he has done for the region in the area of cricket.However, when he could make the point that he is stranded in his land of birth, I know he is yet another misguided ignorant Black Barbadian who had the misfortune of being born in Barbados. No matter what or how long a person is away,no one should ever say they are stranded in their country of birth. Such an idiot.
    David of BU are your nerves jangle? why are you cursing and lashing out at your contributors. You asked us to contribute to the robust debates on this blog,yet when commenters make points you do not agree with lately you are insulting and belittling their contributions. You have change and in my estimation is beginning to operate in an arrogant manner. Remember the former Barbados Free Press blog masters behaved similar to how you are behaving now.You and everyone know the eventual outcome of that blog. We do not need this blog only. There are other social media platforms that we could express our views.


    • That is fine negroman, like Bush Tea one gets tired of whacking sometimes. Especially when having to deal with some on here who have nothing to do in their retirement except to be overly critical.


  34. David
    August 3, 2018 12:11 PM

    @John
    Understand the blogmaster’s concern. Collis King is a legend. This is a son of the soil who for whatever reason was kicked out of a country he has been living and working for 44 years. Even if he offended an immigration rule we know deviations can be approved at the stroke of the pen of the minister.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Immigration is a huge deal all over Europe … other places too!!

    Collis King just waited for the wrong time to get his status corrected.

    Marriage will raise all sorts of red flags to authorities …. green ones too!!

    Chances are his situation will get normalized but until then, due process and the letter of the law will be applied.

    There is no way the authorities are going to put themselves into a position where it can be said they bent the rules.

    All he can hope for is that his case gets expedited.


  35. Negroman,

    David’s problem is not arrogance, but ignorance. He has nothing to b arrogant about and he is too deferential. If you want a fair and just society, then everybody, no matter who they are, must be treated equally. Such simplicity cannot register with David, the chairman of BU. He has his little toy and thinks it makes up for his bad manners and appalling ignorance.
    Maybe we all need the Singapore model????? Or one of his usual nonsensical statements.


  36. David Mr Blogmaster, you have climbed out on a shaky limb on this matter. Collis’ status as a popular former cricketer accords him solid contacts and benefactors (like former ECB chair) to help ‘prioritize’ his case but surely not much more…he has to follow the process as well.

    To the point made earlier all this public brouhaha likely serves him no good, really.

    However, there is no apparent reason he should not succeed in his application so why all the angst really…the immigration process as described above is the same for all: applications such as his are completed normally with applicant back in country of birth.

    The comparison to Ben Stokes is a tad unfortunate however. The English cricketer was accused of a possible crime (possibly indictable even depending on final charge)…that is surely not King’s situation.

    Seeking a special dispensation for King to have his govt process expedited is hardly the same as special favors related to a possible criminal charge….just saying! …that’s called ‘obstruction of justice’ LOL 🙂


  37. Ooops, I said ‘former ECB chair’. Correction, Graves is very much current…getting ahead of things here.


  38. RE The comparison to Ben Stokes is a tad unfortunate however. The English cricketer was accused of a possible crime (possibly indictable even depending on final charge)…that is surely not King’s situation.

    IF YOU COULD UNDERSTAND THAT….DO YOU THINK THAT SOME ONE WHO IS INFINITELY SMARTER THAN YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND IT TOO?


  39. If David would listen to other people besides his “FAVOURED FEW” He would have printed an article I sent to him about the horrific situation that is going on in the UK.

    Theresa May is a DISASTER. And for the record the last time I checked she is WHITE. Yes, there are white people who are disasters, black people who are disasters and disaster through all the spectrum of colours exist.

    This is not a skin problem DAVID. If you cut yourself and a “white” person (according to you not me) cut themselves you will see the SAME BLOOD.

    This is a HEART PROBLEM. A SPIRITUAL PROBLEM.

    Radical Islam has taken over London. It is known as “Londonistan”. She herself had to run like a chicken out of the “House of Parliament” a year or so ago when a faction of radical islam attacked members of parliament and she barely got of with her life.

    I don’t have the time or desire to plod through all the comments. One did attract my attention. I think his name is 45 Govt. and he had the same comments to make as I do.

    It’s time to put off those race card lenses David and AWAKEN to what is REALLY going on in this world.

    You think white people are your enemies?

    Buddy, you have not seen anything yet. Try Isis or Boko Haram or Al Qaeda for a month or two and get back to me.

    They don’t care if you are black, blue, white or purple if you don’t worship ALLAH you are going to be one DEAD Bajan if they get the hold of you.


  40. When you know the right people you get prioritised and approved. It’s same in all countries and embassies.
    Not all whites are same and racist. It’s not an absolute rule.
    Using US model 66% of whites voted for racist Potus that’s two thirds which is still a lot.


  41. “From a cricket point of view in Yorkshire he has been a colossus. He is known around all the clubs and we will do everything we can from a cricket point of view because he is helping with what we are trying to achieve in the recreational game.”


  42. @Hal Austin August 3, 2018 12:23 PM “What does him no favours is the mass hysteria.”

    Ten or twelve people discussing is mass hysteria?

    What are the facts of mass hysteria?


  43. Georgie Porgie August 3, 2018 12:26 PM “WHY SHOULD ANYONE BREAK THE LAW AND EXPECT A MINISTER TO APPROVE SUCH AN INFRACTION.”

    because ya poppit, it is written into the same law that the Minister can use his discretion/make exceptions.


  44. @Artax August 3, 2018 12:34 PM ““Applications for spousal rights must be made when the applicant is out of the country.”

    Did Meaghan Markle apply for a spousal visa while she was out of the country?

    if not, why not?

    Are exceptions make for the royal family? If so why?

    What have they done for the U.K. to deserve special treatment?


  45. SSDumbShit tells us “Using US model 66% of whites voted for racist Potus that’s two thirds which is still a lot.

    Then what do you say to the fact that 98% of blacks voted for the clown Obama? That makes blacks more racist than whites, which we all know to be true. They are only exceeded in their racism by muslims who hate everyone they regard as infidels, and especially blacks..


  46. @MoneyBrain August 3, 2018 12:52 PM “I can assure you that when my sister married an American she had to return to Bim for a month or so in order to meet their Immigration laws of that time, 1966. The US should have been suspicious since she got married after meeting about 3-4 months prior.”

    So does the length of a courtship determine whether a marriage is valid or not? My brother married a woman 4 weeks after he met her–both Bajans, both in legal status in the place where they resided then and now–still happily married 5 years later.

    Are immigration officials “experts” on marriage?


  47. Simple Simon (oh Lord how simple )- “Are exceptions make for the royal family? If so why?

    What have they done for the U.K. to deserve special treatment?”

    More than you, and none of your bloody illiterate business!


  48. “Did Meaghan Markle apply for a spousal visa while she was out of the country?”

    She will be applying for UK citizenship.

    In the past spousal visas were automatically given permanent residency while in the country, now you have to keep renewing.
    Problem with applying when out of the country, is more people are rejected now.


  49. @Wily Coyote August 3, 2018 12:56 PM “I suspect because he has NO VISA he’s not legally in the country. Making a VISA application several years after the fact, from within the country, raised questions for the immigration department in which they discovered he’s an illegal alien.”

    Aren’t immigration departments the creators and keepers of immigration records. Did they not admit him to the country multiple times during the last 44 years? England is an island is it not? It is not as though he sneaked across a land border.


  50. @Hal Austin August 3, 2018 1:26 PM “I always say do not follow the mob.”

    Who are you calling a mob?

    How is mob defined?


  51. @45govt August 3, 2018 5:31 PM “More than you.”

    I don’t owe the U.K one effing thing.

    They owe me reparations.

    I ask again. What has the royal family done for the U.K. to deserve special treatment?


  52. @The Blogmaster…nudge duly noted !!

    And oh much thanks @doc smartie a plaudit from you…cause if you are smarter than I…thus I must be smart too…whoopee! 🤣 or did you want to say you are smart and thus I am stupidly illiterate 😁

    “WHY SHOULD ANYONE BREAK THE LAW AND EXPECT A MINISTER TO APPROVE SUCH AN INFRACTION … Did Collis break the law in asking that his application be expedited and he remain in UK during the process!

    “….JUST BECAUSE HE IS A CRICKET LEGEND?”…Did Collis get in a fracas and ask the Minister to step in and allow him to stay England because of his fame!

    Ok enough of this play folly… if you knew the comparison was invalid why make it…steeupse!


  53. GUESS WHAT? WHIRL AND TWIRL. RANT AND RAVE. SKIP AND DANCE. BUT ……….COLLIS KING WAS DEPORTED AND WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE UK AUTHORITIES DEEM THAT HE GETS THE STATUS HE WANTS EVEN THOUGH HE IS A CRICKET LEGEND
    AND HAS THE BARBADOS BRAND AND THE WI BRAND …steeupse!

    AND YOU AND THE BETZPAENIC BRAYING BARKING BAYERS OF THE BU BRIBLIMATI CANT DO ONE TING BOUT IT!


  54. “They are only exceeded in their racism by muslims who hate everyone they regard as infidels, and especially blacks..”

    There are many black muslims in Africa and Middle East dummy.

    West has become paranoid about muslims who go to pray.

    (BU is becoming an alt-right white troll infected site with angry morons)


  55. Mr. Blogmaster can persons posting comments refrain from typing in block letters. Some online forums prohibit it.


  56. Actually I quite like the CAPS GP uses.

    It kind of distinguishes what he has to say.

    A few others sometimes try to imitate and as it is said, imitation is the highest form of flattery.


  57. TheOGazerts August 3, 2018 9:24 PM

    I WILL NOT SAY THAT I HAVE NO SIN——I.E THAT I DO NOT HAVE THE SIN NATURE
    I WILL NOT SAY THAT I HAVE NOT SINNED…I.E THAT I HAVE NOT COMMITED ACTS OF SIN
    BUT I CONFESS MY REAL SINS TO THE FATHER AS DIRECTED
    C.F 1 jOHN 1: 8-10
    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

    9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

    BE GOOD THEO


  58. The law specifically provides for ministerial discretion. If the Minister was never to use his discretion, why then was such provision made in the law?

    Answer me that nuh!


  59. Simple Simon
    August 3, 2018 5:34 PM

    @Wily Coyote August 3, 2018 12:56 PM “I suspect because he has NO VISA he’s not legally in the country. Making a VISA application several years after the fact, from within the country, raised questions for the immigration department in which they discovered he’s an illegal alien.”
    Aren’t immigration departments the creators and keepers of immigration records. Did they not admit him to the country multiple times during the last 44 years? England is an island is it not? It is not as though he sneaked across a land border.

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    A VISA has a finite life.

    It expires, not that it ever breathed and was alive.

    When it expires, it is however dead!!

    If you arrive at the GAIA and present your passport, the validity of your VISA will be checked and if it has expired you will not be travelling …… once a valid VISA is required for travel wherever you are going.

    If you overstay your welcome in someone’s house, you will be asked to leave, nicely or not, depending on how you respond to the request.


  60. Oh-So-Simple-Simon – “I ask again. What has the royal family done for the U.K. to deserve special treatment?”

    Are you really this igrunt, or are you working at it? That asinine bray hardly deserves consideration.


  61. Simple…ya done know the lowIQ buckingham palace asswipes will take offense to the truth…lol


  62. WILL THE BASTARD LEAVE THE ROOM TOO IF THIS WAS SAID?

    the lowIQ buckingham palace asswipes

    SHOULD WE ALSO DECIDE THAT THIS BLOGGER IS BENEATH CONTEMPT AND WORTHY OF EXISTING?

    NO, THE QUEEN IS WHITE YOU SEE

    YOU SEE ON BU THERE IS A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF RACISM AND HYPOCRISY


  63. The immigration department of mist countries barring those of failed or failing States, have clearly defined rules.

    Visas are finite and EHEN the visa expires you need to rectify that expiration as soon as possible.

    To make the issue a social football was not wise.

    Particularly if it was led by Mr Collis King, that was an unwise decision.

    The thing that I am sensing here is the economic fraility of Mr. King’s situation

    That Is invariably why an “illegal” fights these things like he has done.

    He Is probably contributing to the upkeep of his home and, at 67, his circumstances might not link multiple options for his upkeep.

    He needs to do 2 things issue an apology to the UK Immigration department and publicly state that he understands that with all the issues that are going on he understands their adherence to the laws and that he is seeking no special privileges

    @ Mr King

    You CANNOT FIGHT RULE BRITANNIA unless … and You are not …

    Do That and you will BE back home in a few weeks.

    Embarrass them further and it will be 3 years of exile.

    The real help that we the pretend supporters can give you is to have The HONOURABLE BLOGMASTER or a bona fide intermediary create a Go Fund Me campaign where we so called supporters could go and make a contribution for your upkeep while you are away from your family

    Even if Adrian Loveridge or some other hotelier puts you up for your sojourn and a supermarket pays for your food.

    Things That make us put put Money where our mouths are

    A word to the wise is sufficient


  64. Was Mr. King offered voluntary departure and if not, why not?. If he is seeking to adjust his visa status, does the deportation not add a new, negative and entirely avoidable matter to the file. I think it is unfortunate that some posters are declaring the immigration policy and procedures in a post Margaret Thatcher era to be racially neutral.


  65. Minister in the Ministry of Finance, the Honourable Ryan Straughn has announced that the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in partnership with the Ministry of Labour hand Social Partnership Relations has launched a 96-question electronic survey as part of ‘Phase Two’ of Government’s consultation process of the Government’s economic restructuring programme.

    The survey is now available until August 7th. Can you spare a few moments to take the survey? Please share the survey with your friends, family, and loved-ones. You can copy and paste this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BGIListensSocialMedia


  66. @45govt August 4, 2018 2:03 AM “Are you really this igrunt, or are you working at it? That asinine bray hardly deserves consideration.

    If you cannot answer the question why don’t you just say so, instead of cussing and carrying on?


  67. Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service August 4, 2018 4:48 AM “Simple…ya done know the lowIQ buckingham palace asswipes will take offense to the truth…lol”

    True.

    But I say again, I don’t owe the british royal family, or the people of the United Kingdom anything. Not one single cent. Didn’t they until the 1970’s own Molaneux Plantation, which is right next door to me. Wasn’t that plantation and all others in the Caribbean worked by slave labour for hundreds or years? However they owe me and the millions of other African people in Barbados and the Caribbean billions of reparations.

    So “no” I don’t have to suck up to the british royal family or the people of the United Kingdom.

    However I wish that they would just pay their debts, and shut up.


  68. @Georgie Porgie August 4, 2018 7:05 AM “SHOULD WE ALSO DECIDE THAT THIS BLOGGER IS BENEATH CONTEMPT AND WORTHY OF EXISTING? NO, THE QUEEN IS WHITE YOU SEE”

    @Well Well “the lowIQ buckingham palace asswipes”

    Well Well was clearly referring to 45govt the racist with the gun. She was NOT referring to the Queen.

    Even so I owe the british royal family nothing, not a farthing. But the U.K owes billions in reparations.

    Ah lie?


  69. Simple Simon,

    Why is it that after 50 years of independence Bajans are still obsessed with the Royal family? The majority of Bajans were born after independence.


  70. @Hal Austin August 4, 2018 11:03 AM “Why is it that after 50 years of independence Bajans are still obsessed with the Royal family? The majority of Bajans were born after independence.

    I was born long, long before November 30, 1966. I have first degree relatives who live in the United Kingdom. I do do not speak for Bajans. I would not call 2 or 3 mentions of the british royal family an obsession. I haven’t visited the U.K. in more than a decade, and I may never visit again. I am sure that members of the british royal family spend more time in Barbados than Ido in the U.K. So who is obsessed with which place?

    Why you so fond of hyperbole though?

    You uses to work for the Daily Mail?


  71. Someone here made out that Mr.. King is only after a British pension. If the man has been working in the U.K. off and on for more that 40 years surely his employers have paid in his U.K. NIS pension contributions on his behalf, and if not why not? Somebody should ask them hard questions. And if the U.K pension contributions havve been made on his behalf why should he not be ENTITLED to a U.K pension, and if he has made contributions to Barbados’ NIS he should be entitled to his Barbados NIS pension too. Why we looking to make the man out to be a mendicant when more that likely he has worked hard in sun, sun, hail, and rain for more than 40 years.

    What more do we want of him?

    His blood?

    His very bones?

    Pay the man his pensions do. And for God’s sake let him back into the country where he has spent virtually his entire adult life, so that he and his old wife can enjoy each others company for the few years that they have left.

    What is so hard about that?

    I ask again, will Meaghan Markle be made to separate from her British husband which her immigration application is processed. Or is forcible separation from spouse only imposed on working class black people I don’t trust the British any farther than I can throw a big rock at them.? We know that the British have a long and nasty history of separating people from their families? Ah lie?

    And another question, has Ms. Markle ever paid any taxes in the U.K?

    Has she ever shed one drop of sweat in the U.K.?


  72. But the U.K owes billions in reparations.

    Ah lie?

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Yup!!

    Only two European Nations currently offer reparations by way of citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews and Muslims who they expelled.

    One is Portugal and the other is Spain.

    I can claim reparations from either … or both.

    One grandmother has Sephardic ancestry from Spain and the other Sephardic ancestry from Portugal.

    Only one thing stopping me claiming my reparations, I really don’t want to live in Portugal or Spain … or Europe.

    I don’t think the African chiefs who sold my African ancestors into slavery harmed them in any way, to the contrary, by putting them in the consignment for the Caribbean they actually gave then life … and the males got to keep all of their manly parts without which I would not be here.

    So what if those old dead chiefs got a few trinkets or a gun from somebody, they are dead and gone.

    I wouldn’t be around were it not for the kind considerate acts of those African Chiefs … kind of like Schindler’s list!!

    Besides ancestors from England who also sealed the deal and gave me my life, what I got from England was access to the Gospel.

    My ancestors who were not already Christian chose to hear and believe the Word.

    So here I am, alive, happy and for the moment healthy!!

    I rejoice in the existence of all of my ancestors.

    What could anyone give me, white, black or blue that would improve my lot?

    I don’t want anything from long dead people …. in fact, after much thought and all my education and experience in life I have figured out that it is impossible to collect anything from them!!

    John


  73. I ask again, will Meaghan Markle be made to separate from her British husband which her immigration application is processed. Or is forcible separation from spouse only imposed on working class black people I don’t trust the British any farther than I can throw a big rock at them.? We know that the British have a long and nasty history of separating people from their families? Ah lie?

    ++++++++++++++++++

    I think the two of them will probably go on holiday or visit a part of their Empire during which time Ms. Markle will be out of the UK.

    No doubt she will then take steps to regularize her status, if she hasn’t done so already.

    … and you and I will be none the wiser !!


  74. @ Simple Simon August 4, 2018 11:30 AM
    “I ask again, will Meaghan Markle be made to separate from her British husband which her immigration application is processed. Or is forcible separation from spouse only imposed on working class black people I don’t trust the British any farther than I can throw a big rock at them.? We know that the British have a long and nasty history of separating people from their families? Ah lie?
    And another question, has Ms. Markle ever paid any taxes in the U.K?
    Has she ever shed one drop of sweat in the U.K.?”

    Simple Simon, despite being a mock doctor of everything under the sun like the many pantomaths on BU, you can find yourself, occasionally, being too ‘smart for your commonsense good and intellectual wellbeing’.

    What’s the difference in immigration status between Collis and Meaghan?

    It clearly cannot be race! For Meaghan cannot suddenly be ‘half-White’ while King continues to be royal black?

    Why isn’t Ms Markle being treated like a black modern day Wallis Simpson endowed with a clutching Venus flytrap of a hole to entrap overly horny royal male bees?

    Wasn’t Mr. King born before 1966 when Barbado(e)s was a self-sustaining colony of Britain which should have automatically made him a British subject?

    Why didn’t the negotiators of the Independence Order and Act along with the framers of the Barbados Constitution insist that all people born in Barbados prior to 1966 be entitled to full British citizenship until death do them part as a settlement in respect of the separation or divorce?

    Where is the quid pro quo as a show of reparations for over 200 years of brutal chattel slavery that should have been spelt out clearly in the following Separations (Independence) Constitutional provisions:

    “CHAPTER II CITIZENSHIP:

    (1) Every person who, having been born in Barbados, is on
    29th November, 1966 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
    shall become a citizen of Barbados on 30th November, 1966.

    (2) Every person who, having been born outside Barbados, is
    on 29th November, 1966 a citizen of the United Kingdom and
    Colonies shall, if his father becomes or would but for his death have
    become a citizen of Barbados in accordance with the provisions of
    subsection (1), become a citizen of Barbados on 30th November, 1966.

    (3) Any person who on 29th November 1966 is a citizen of the
    United Kingdom and Colonies,
    (a) having become such a citizen under the British Nationality Act
    1948 by virtue of his having been naturalised in Barbados as a
    British subject before that Act came into force; or
    (b) having become such a citizen by virtue of his having been
    naturalised or registered in Barbados under that Act,
    shall become a citizen of Barbados on 30th November 1966.”


  75. Well, Well August 2, 2018 8:20 PM “That is why I keep telling Freedom Crier…freedom is for everyone…but she still don’t get it.”

    Freedom Crier August 2, 2018 9:11 PM “Where The Spirit of the Lord is there is Freedom and Liberty … 2 Corinthians 3: 17

    If you Understood that you would know what Freedom is and by whom it is Given… These words Preceded the Commandments.

    Exodus 20 (KJV)

    “And God spake all these words, saying,
    I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

    The Opposite is Bondage and Tyranny”

    I used a Meme with Bob Marley…Free Yourself from Mental Slavery and his Video…Bob Marley – Redemption Song….

    Well, Well August 2, 2018 9:23 PM…”You need to stop using Marley for your crackpot intent..am warning you.”

    Needless to say Freedom is shuddering in her Boots but with such a confidence of warning another Blogger one can’t help but wonder if WWC is not on the BU pay roll?

    As Dr.GP says…”SHOULD WE ALSO DECIDE THAT THIS BLOGGER IS BENEATH CONTEMPT AND WORTHY OF EXISTING?”

    The Cultural Appropriation demonstrated by those like WWC feel that you should not use something that identifies with another race… That is Bigotry.

    Truth is what is important, and excepting truth is how we grow in our understanding…By excepting truth wherever it may be found is called repenting, it means a Willingness to Change for the better.

    For you to say I could not identify with Bob Marley and what he said was BS.

    You want the Same O Same O, you do not want to change your mind-set with your myopic view on Race. You do not want to change while pointing fingers at others that they should do so….

    This one is Dedicated to WWC and Ilk on the BU Race Train!…

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