Former Minister Ronald Jones Appointed Vice Chancellor, Bridgetown International University

The following video is shared with the BU family as a public service. The questions that follow from the appointment are obvious. The blogmaster does feels that to fully discharge what is on his mind the following must be said – the more things change, the more they remain the same.

 

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  • Jones calls it a day

    SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com

    Added 26 May 2018

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    Former Minister of Education Ronald Jones.

    Former Minister of Education Ronald Jones has called it quits as a politician.
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    He made the announcement on his Facebook page yesterday.

    “I wish to express my sincerest thanks to the people of Christ Church East Central who gave me an opportunity to serve them for some 15 years in the Parliament of Barbados. My journey is now concluded at this level. I move on to new journeys and new sacrifices. May the good Lord bless this country. Thanks to all of you,” he wrote.

    Jones, a former teacher and president of the Barbados Union of Teachers, was the longest serving Minister of

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  • The blogmaster has observed the blog that has climbed to #2 spot on the Top Post sidebar. For some reason it has been sniffed out by social media and making the rounds again as at 2:15AM 9 August 2018.

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    As I said yesterday, Ross University did not contribute 30% to our GDP and I hope this break down can shed greater light on why I am confident that Dominica will continue to rise after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

    Ross’ departure is a disappointment, but it won’t be the end of Dominica. We have to move forward and continue diversifying our economy. The future of Dominica resides mainly with ourselves.

    https://www.facebook.com/SupportRooseveltSkerrit/

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  • Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. This is business as usual for political scum of whatever hue (and I do NOT mean skin colour for you racists SSDumbShit and Well Well Wot A Loser I Is), rewarding one another in the hope that someone will do the same for them when the time comes. Keep the money away from the taxpayer, and in their grimy political paws.
    The most outstanding example of this repulsive system is in the UK, where the most execrable political filth are inevitably elevated to the great Eurotrough, and the House of Loons, where the parasites get £300 per diem just for signing in TAX FREE, FFS..
    Nice ‘work’ if you can get it. “Baroness” Shameless Chiuckabutty is a perfect example of being paid off for nefarious services rendered.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    De ole man hopes that former minister of edykashun IS NOT TEACHING ENGLISH AT THIS BRIDGETOWN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY !!!

    “…The Chilrun are is reading well…”

    My personal favourite though was when he was at a particular school and was speaking at a parent teachers meeting about the state of the ladies toilets.

    Please do not ask why (s)he was in those toilets heheheheh

    But the former minister and assassin of the English language said and I quote

    ” it is disturbing the state of the toilet bowl seats.

    I am afraid to sit on them BECAUSE of the many PUBLIC HAIRS…”

    For this of the sheeple who don’t get it, the dufus meant pubic hairs…!!!

    Whuloss

    De grandson going make a Stoopid Cartoon for dat one

    ” Jones lands new job as Pubic Relations Officer of Bridgetown International University.

    Former Minister of Edykashun WeJonesing is now the Director of Taking English As A Furign sorry Foreign Language

    Whuloss de ole man heah pissing meself.

    Module One “using words defensively & offensively ”

    Module Two ” When the “S” is silent formerly known as Spitting at News paper interviewers.

    “…

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here heheheheh

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  • It would have been nice if we had seen a similar article about the strangeness and unacceptable decision by this government to hire a non national – not a citizen or resident of this country and who worked on the facebook page of the leader of the opposition Mia motley and the BLP election campaign – to a position carved out for him in a time of financial stress.

    Unacceptable because this person – Charles jong – who is currently also working for Dominica and possibly St Kitts – has been vaulted in a newly created position by the blp – but paid for by the taxpayers to reward him for his election work and to ensure that he continues with his blp propaganda – passing off as ‘News’.

    Note the complete lack of regard for Barbados and this ‘new job’ that Jong sent out a press release 6 weeks after a mini budget given by Mia – sent to the media houses on the B’dos Gov’t Information letterhead – advising citizens of the upcoming budget speech – THE ONLY THING THIS WAS NOT FOR BARBADOS BUT ADRESSED FOR DOMINICANS ON B’DOS GOVT LETTERHEAD.

    Only B’dos Today highlighted this.

    Yet Ronald jones decision to accept a job which I admit is not a good look because of the position he held before – merits multiple posts from BU.

    An unemployed DLP politician – a former teacher who more than likely will find it difficult to secure employment – and who cannot influence govt policy attract this blog and multiple posts from the blogowner.

    I wonder if the report of this new downgrade as a result of Mia defaulting,and which puts us in free fall and the comments from the highly acclaimed Jeremy Stephens will also merit an alarming blog.

    We are not going anywhere with this sort of obvious bias and the only persons it helps are Mia and her BLP team- in the absence of an opposition and a star struck media.

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  • I am reading comments by Dominica’s Ambassador to the USA Vince Henderson,and legal advisor to the Dominican govt – a Mr Astaphan and it is clear that they are refuting official statements made that dominica was not ready.

    Why did Ross jump in with that offer to bdos a mere week after the change of govt?This suggests to me that they (possibly including Avinash persaud and Jong along with Mottley) were persuing this all why motley was opposition leader and a legitimate government was still in place.

    That is how Mottley operates – you doubt me then ask Owen.

    However I am not going to knock Mia – now that the decision has been made to relocate here,because it is a commonsense thing.Bdos needs the income that will be generated by this investment.This SHOULD(?) redound o the benefit of all barbadians.

    HOWEVER THE MORE IMPORTANT THING MUST BE – THAT MIA HAS TO TELL US WHAT GUARANTEES,WHAT CONCESSIONS ETC SHE GAVE TO ROSS TO ENTICE THEM TO COME HERE.
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    AFTER ALL IF THAT WAS THE CRITICISM SHE WAS USING AGAINST THE LAST GOVT ABOUT SANDALS HOTEL – THEN WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS ALSO GOOD FOR THE GANDER.

    I won’t hold my breath though that this site would be pushing those questions.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ T. Inniss

    What is your problem?

    The Honourable Blogmaster gives everyone the opportunity to post blogs here WITHIN REASON

    Yet you and Mariposa are always crying foul INSTEAD OF POSTING ANY FAQQIN THING!!!

    I also have issues with the Jong spy EVEN THOUGH I DISLIKE THE DEMONIC LARCENY PARTY and have essayed to see that it never rises again with you old guard (barring Verla Depeiza since she is the brightest among you and if she is like her brother THE ONE WIGH THE GREATEST POTENTIAL)

    You simply do not understand how to use a blog.

    JONG IS THE ENEMY OF EVERY SINGLE BAJAN including Mia Mottley but she has yet to see this.

    They have the Estonian model to incorporate ecclectically YET IS GOING AN UNADVISED ROUTE.

    You are your own worst enemy but it is best to leave you alone to self implode

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  • Barbados loss is the school’s gain. No sure what is lost and what is gained, but here is wishing Jonesy a long and fruitgul career well (and far) away form local politics.

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  • Barbados was a plantation for black slaves and will always be a plantation for clueless Barbadian taxpayers. Political criminals can do whatever they want in Barbados. The DPP and the Barbadian Police won´t interfere.

    How can an ex-minister who sided with Donville Inniss for years become V-C of an university?

    Jones should face a court martial with capital punishment. We all know this will never happen since Barbados is a developing country without any rule of law. Just look at the very dysfunctional Supreme Court. All Barbadian judges were not qualified enough to serve at the CCJ.

    In the following months, more former DLP ministers will be appointed as CEOs, VCs, justices, pastors, ambassadors and high bureaucrats.

    There is no justice on the plantation called Barbados.

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  • Dentistry Whisperer (M. Pharm. D) LinkedIN

    I must request total anonymity of my threads. I fear they may be terminated if my name appears. Since the 30 sweep by the BLP, how many times has the word “UNIVERSITY” appeared in the news? The goal is still 12, being pushed by Mia’s uncle and father. (Elton and Elliott). Barbados was once Anglican (Little England). You have swallowed the RC pill from Trinidad’s carnival (and the other Islands), hence the synod problem at the cathedral. Anglicans are a dying breed being pushed by Dennis Johnson – VOB. Speaking of VOB, I will fill you in on Sanka Price, David Ellis and The Nation News.  Haynes Darlington. (haynesatpalace@rogers.com) Private and confidential.P.S. Rhianna is managed from the U.S. An honorary doctorate from UWI may come with too many strings.      

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    But back to the substantive matter of our former illiterate minister of Edykashun

    His hastily composed site with its atrocious English reads

    “…
    Our Mission

    Bridgetown International University aims at identifying the potential of a student and offering superior quality medical and other health relative education…”

    RELATIVE OR RELATED???

    Is WeJonesing the Pubic Relations Officer of the Bridgetown International University hinting at the “relatively inferior education dat students at his Prescod Blvd? (Where is dat place doah? It ent related to the place where Winston Prescod is residing is it?)

    Then Wejonesing continues

    “…Our Vission

    The Bridgetown International University holds a vision of making the institution emerge as the leading university in the field of medical education…”

    VISSION?? WHULOSS you mean to tell me dat he cud be so ingrunt

    But not to be outdone he says “…BIUMED welcomes the complete fleet of academically qualified students to reach their dreams of emerging as the most proficient medical practitioners across the world….

    ” FLEET OF …Students? Imagine that an educator? who should understand the ‘collective nouns for people” seen at http://www.collectivenouns.biz/list-of-collective-nouns/collective-nouns-people/ would be so illiterate to say “fleet of students!!!” Wunna really got dreams IF WUNNA GOES THERE.

    But hold your faqqin horses (I get that from Enuff of Lorenzo I thing so wunna dun know dat de ole man gine plagiarize it to the max)

    “…Biumed, Barbados is one of those platforms built to invent the best quality medical practitioners who are a pro at their work…” IS ONE OF THOSE PLATFORMS? “BUILT TO INVENT…?”

    But here are de bestest one

    “…who are a pro…?” SS you see when de ole man tell you dat de man said “de chilrun are is reading better de ole man was not telling you no lie?”

    “…Each of our four courses under mentioned holds a different set of eligibility requirements to get an admission into our esteemed university…”

    “Under mentioned..” Mentioned must be a man or someone who wunna students going be under.

    Wunna student bettah had be careful IF THIS MAN MENTIONED IS OVAH WUNNA heheheheh

    “…Offering its esteemed course curriculum based on the United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®), it offers a complete 5 years course at the university…” 5 years course?

    “…Mentioned below is an elaborate fee structure for the entire five-year course as per the recognitions offered by the American Medical Association…”

    ELABORATE? As in “…marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; ornate….? which idiot would type that?

    “…Get a grab of the amazing campus overview and the diverse facilities we offer right at the university campus. Feel the magic and constructive settings of the campus that enforces the right intent to complete this world-class educational degree…”

    GET A GRAB? what the badword? is he grabbing them by the badword A LA DONALD TRUMP?

    You could imagine if one uh dem doctors prescribe wunna medication of got to spell our de part of wunna body that dem going amputate?

    Dr. GP help de ole man nuh?

    BIUMED Graduate “I mek a mistake , instead of writing “left finger” I wrote left testicle”

    WeJonesing you unnestand dat this is a permanent electronic record of WUNNA IDIOCY? Well it is now wid de ole man version of sitesucker heheheheheh

    Man I dun wid dis pup doah leh me go and get someting to eat

    Steupseeee

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with a few items here thank you

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    One more item Honourable Blogmaster thank you

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  • Piece why dont you tek my name out of yuh mout
    I post comments here and constantly lambasted for doing so
    Through it all i never ask for any one to be ban or complained about how many articles are posted on any one given subject
    As for me posting an article. I only went to school at de stan pipe and commonsense tell muh that if i am not being paid for work or a service i dont have to lift a finger
    So there yuh have it.
    Now as for Jones Barbadians in general seem to have a hatred of each other if it isnt Jones it would some other person
    It is the crab in the barrell mentality that keeps BU alive and kicking

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  • @ac

    You will agree that from an ethical standpoint it does not look good that Ronald Jones was Minister a few months ago when approval was given for his current employer to setup in Barbados. The blogmaster is aware you are big on ethics because you used the argument to support you position on ROSS.

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  • Despite the fancy title, what is his role? Is it purely symbolic? I don’t see what the fuss is about are they likely to attract Bajan students? If a foreign business decides to give an ex politician a job that’s their prerogative it’s not like he has any say or influence over Gov’t’s actions.

    The BLP is in the process of rehabilitating their old politicians and shoehorning them into all kinds of roles, it’s a miracle that an old DLP pro could get a position anywhere so we must be making progress.

    @David
    Are you intimating that his appointment is a quid pro quo? If it is someone should bring the powers that be at BIU up to date that there is a new Caesar is in town.

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  • PIECE……..YOU ARE THE BEST! YA TOO SWEET

    THE ONLY JOB THAT JONES SHOULD HAVE IN A MEDICAL SCHOOL IS TO DISPOSE OF THE SCRAPS OF TISSUE DISSECTED FROM THE CADAVERS………AND NOT EVEN DAT……..CAUSE THAT CALLS FOR NUFF PROTOCOLS BY LAW

    BUT WHEN YOU SOKE OF TESTES, IT REMINDS THE MAN WHO WHILE IN HIS HOSPITAL BED KEPT ASKING THE NURSE ABOUT HIS “TESTES”

    THE NURSE WOULD LOOK AND EACH TIME TELL HIM THAT THEY LOOKED OK TO HER, UNTIL SHE EVENTUALLY REALIZED THAT HE WAS REFERING TO HIS “TESTS”

    GP IS TELLING JONES THIS MORNING, IN CASE HE DOES NOT KNOW……….THE PLURAL OF TEST IS TESTS………….NOT TESTES

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  • Business opportunity for BIU ?

    ““Health officials across Canada were trying to determine Wednesday the potential impact if about 800 medical residents and fellows from Saudi Arabia suddenly leave the country next month.”The 800 medical trainees are among more than 15,000 Saudis whose government has ordered them to suddenly leave the country due to Canada’s criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s right activists.

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  • It does not matter wha wunna is are sayin bout former minster, he gine collect a nice pay cheque ( amurcan check ).

    He does not have to give a flyin puck wha wunna say.

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  • WHEREAS ANY MEDICAL SCHOOL WITH LESS THAN 90 STUDENTS IS NOT MAKING MONEY(ACCORDING TO FREDERICK THE EX OWNER OF BOTH MUA AND SABA) IT IS THOUGHT BY SOME WHO MIGHT KNOW THAT THESE INSTITUTIONS LAUNDER MONEY

    I DONT KNOW HOW

    THERE IS NO WAY ANY SANE SOBER SENSIBLE SCHOLAR WOULD EMPLOY JONES AT A MEDICAL SCHOOL

    I BET THAT THEY ARE NOT EMPLOYING YOUNG WELL TRAINED BAJAN DOCTORS TO TEACH THE BASIC SCIENCES

    AND THEY SHOULD BE DOING THIS SINCE IN SUCH CASES THEY DONT NEED TO PAY FOR WORK PERMITS

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  • @Sargeant

    Jones issued a statement in 26th that he was finished with politics. The position was in his line of sight the blogmaster is willing to guess before the 24th. Unethical?

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  • Those of you living in North America must know that making money is all that matters to most Business owners.

    BIU is a profit centre for the Owners.

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  • @Hants

    Can you assist the blogmaster in finding out why Hal Gollop and his 1.5 million invoice that the cash strapped BWA has gone viral again? See BU top post sidebar.

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  • @ David,

    Jones probably read BU and saw PUDRYR posters “not one effin seat “.

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  • @ Georgie Porgie August 9, 2018 8:47 AM

    WHEREAS ANY MEDICAL SCHOOL WITH LESS THAN 90 STUDENTS IS NOT MAKING MONEY(ACCORDING TO FREDERICK THE EX OWNER OF BOTH MUA AND SABA) IT IS THOUGHT BY SOME WHO MIGHT KNOW THAT THESE INSTITUTIONS LAUNDER MONEY

    I DONT KNOW HOW

    THERE IS NO WAY ANY SANE SOBER SENSIBLE SCHOLAR WOULD EMPLOY JONES AT A MEDICAL SCHOOL

    I BET THAT THEY ARE NOT EMPLOYING YOUNG WELL TRAINED BAJAN DOCTORS TO TEACH THE BASIC SCIENCES

    AND THEY SHOULD BE DOING THIS SINCE IN SUCH CASES THEY DONT NEED TO PAY FOR WORK PERMITS

    –Look around you, how many wash out or washed up politicians are being given posting and post near and far, when we can think of better persons that are not affiliated wt any party that should and may hold these said posts.

    But no no way bout hay. It is al about patronage. Stop patronage and politics as we know it will die. Maybe not a BAD thing.

    If the university thinks that Mr Jones is a good pick for them so be it. Time has a way of exposing the wrongs people do in the dark, if that time comes for Mr Jones so be it.

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  • @ David I have no clue re Hal Gollop post going viral.

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  • RE Hants August 9, 2018 8:40 AM

    Business opportunity for BIU ?

    ““Health officials across Canada were trying to determine Wednesday the potential impact if about 800 medical residents and fellows from Saudi Arabia suddenly leave the country next month.”

    NO IT IS NOT
    OBVIOUSLY YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT A MEDICAL RESIDENT OR FELLOW IS

    JONES IS TALKING A LOAD OF PUERILE POOP IN THE FIRST VIDEO, INDICATING THAT HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS ABOUT

    I HAVE NEVER HEARD SUCH RUBBISH AT ANY SCHOOL WHERE I HAVE BEEN

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  • @David
    Is Vice Chancellor at a non- Barbadian “Educational” institution a political position? Did Jones read the tea leaves and know that he wasn’t long for MP role? From what people write on this blog Jones wasn’t smart enough to spell “cat” if you spotted him the “c and a’ but yet he was smart enough to negotiate a golden parachute to provide a soft landing.

    Sometimes BU is a whole barrel of laughs

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  • ” In the wake of Saudi Arabia’s expulsion of Canada’s ambassador, the kingdom has suspended scholarships for about 16,000 Saudi students studying here and ordered them to attend schools elsewhere.”

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  • @ Sargeant,

    He must have learned from Canadian politicians. lol.

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  • @Sargeant

    You would have us ignore the happy marriage between former education minister that approved the coming of the medical school and his recent appointment?

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  • Dead @ a whole barrel of laughs. Jonesing read the tea leaves and made sure he impressed the Principals of BIU when they applied for the university license (hope all the Ts crossed and Is dotted), now he’s selling BIU and Barbados to Indians in Delhi. Come through Jonesing, come throoough.

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  • Barbados has an educational system that produces pretty decently educated persons. i am a product of such system. It appears that once a normal person with a second or first degree or some other professional designation enters the world of politics she/he becomes ignorant, much more ignorant once they become a minister and/or grace the board room of cabinet. I don’t think this is the real case; maybe the pressures of being a politician and wanting to please all and sundry(including self) while knowing full well she/he cannot do this makes him/her as bajan want ot believe ignorant. Ignorant is no the correct way we need to coin a new phrase or word for such “mental disability”. Are we up u to the challenge. I suggest we use “asinine” or “silly”.

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  • RE Is Vice Chancellor at a non- Barbadian “Educational” institution a political position?

    ESSENTIALLY IT IS!
    A POLITICAL PERSON IS HERE BEING USED IN THIER ADVERTISEMENT TO GIVE CREDENCE TO THEIR MEDICAL STOOL!

    TEACHING PRIMARY SCHOOL AND MESSING AROUND IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM OF BARBADOS DOES NOT QUALIFY ANYONE TO BE AN OFFICER IN A MEDICAL SCHOOL

    HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT MEDICAL SCHOOL OR MEDICAL EDUCATION, AS DEMONSTRATED IN THE VIDEOS…….HE HAS NEVER EVEN BEEN A MEDICAL STUDENT

    WHEREAS “Sometimes BU is a whole barrel of laughs” THIS IS BULL SHIT…NOT A LAFFING MATTER

    AND “Jones wasn’t smart smart enough to negotiate a golden parachute to provide a soft landing HE IS BEING SEEN AS THE RIGHT JACKASS TO DO CERTAIN UNDERHAND JOBS THAT ARE DEEMED NECESSARY FOR THEM IN BIM.

    IN NEGOTIATING FOR HAVING THE SCHOOL IN BIM DONT YOU THINK THAT THESE CRAFTY CROOKS DONE REALIZE THAT THEY WERE DEALING WITH AN IDIOT AND RECTAL ORRIFICE?

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  • This is a coup for the Indian Medica School, to have a former minister of education fronting never mind he was the one that approved its entry.

    #turdwurl

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  • RE now he’s selling BIU and Barbados to Indians in Delhi.

    ACTUALLY THE INDIANS IN DELHI NEED NOT BE SOLD, AND JONES IS A FIGURE HEAD. FROM HIS SPEACHES ABOVE HE IS NOT SELLING A THING

    THE INDIANS ARE SEEKING PLACES TO GET INTO MED SCHOOL

    THEY WILL GO ANYWHERE……….ESPECIALLY IF IT IS AN EASY PATH THAT GETS THEM AROUND THE VERY DIFFICULT AND VERY COMPETITIVE PATH TO GAIN ADMISSION TO AN INDIAN MEDICAL SCHOOL

    IN THE LAST DECADE THEY HAVE BEEN COMING TO THE CARRIBEAN

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  • The Canada vs Saudi Arabia impasse. Did the Canadian Ambassador misspeak? The Canadian PM does not think so. Justin says i not retracting or apologising. The Canadian PM probably taking lessons from DJT. Cuss the man so that we can get a better deal? Or is Justin growing a back bone; sharpening up his diplomatic skill set for his next encounter with DJT.

    Sometimes when you call a spade a spade expect to be slapped with a spade. In Canada scenario Saudi Arabia is small fish. We Canada got crude oil supplies as well. You can embargo us; so there . Plus we next door to yours and our big buddy the USA; they will never turn their back on us; we is part of NATO; plus we not muslim. Saudi can only bang on their oil barrel in protest and ask their students to seek medical training/education elsewhere. Give it time this impasse will soon be confined to the dust of ” verbal silliness” that nations often engage in.

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  • SA has access to terror tools. Enuff said.

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  • The minister is a former Financial Times journalist. Tells you something about journalists turned politicians. For the first time in my life I find myself backing the vicious Saudis. Canada is trying to punch above its weight. It is a middle ranking country and should stay as such.

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  • MOST INDIAN AND SOME AFRICAN MEDICAL SCHOOLS ARE RIGID BRITISH TYPE MEDICAL SCHOOLS……..HARD TO GET INTO……AND HARD TO GET OUT OF

    ONE REASON WHY LOTS OF INDIANS AND AFRICANS ARE NOW COMING TO OFFSHORE CARRIBEAN SCHOOLS

    ITS EASIER IN AN OFFSHORE SCHOOL WHERE YOU ARE ASKED TO “CURVE” AND PASS THE STYUDENTS TO PREVENT THEM FROM GOING TO THE (COMPETION ) I.E THE SCHOOL NEXT DOOR

    WHEN ONCE ASKED TO GIVE A REPEAT EXAM TO BE TAKEN THREE WEEKS AFTER THE FINAL,

    I TOLD THE DEAN WHO GAVE THE ORDER…….IF THEY FAILED THE FINAL THEY WILL MOST SURELY FAIL THE REPEAT. HE PASSED THEM WITHOUT THE REPEAT EXAM

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  • @ David August 9, 2018 9:53 AM

    SA has access to terror tools. Enuff said.

    I dont know if you have every paid attention but all of these so called big nations maintain a standing army and associated armed forces. They also have special forces that specialise in covert actions and activities. so don’t think that “terror tools” cannot be matched if push come to shove.
    For years the USA and UK et al have been doing stuff quietly, the “terrorist” have been doing stuff not so quietly. But they all have their missions to accomplish.

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  • @sirFuzzy

    And the consequences?

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  • PDR… YOU SHOULD BE IN HOLLYWOOD.., YOU GOT NUFF JOKES…LOLOLOLOL

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  • PDR… YOU SHOULD BE IN HOLLYWOOD.., YOU GOT NUFF JOKES…LOLOLOLOL

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  • David August 9, 2018 10:11 AM

    @sirFuzzy

    And the consequences?

    Usually there are none. We move on. There is money to be made. In other words we move on to something else.

    Look at 911; i was alive to know how it was before and know how it is now (later). Tell me; don’t you think we have gotten used to the “new way ” we do stuff. Change is permanent. The older folks dying out daily; the one that knew how it was before . Given enough time the newer ones will know this to be their reality. So sad but honestly true.

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  • We have adjusted but the consequences?

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  • David August 9, 2018 10:11 AM

    @sirFuzzy

    And the consequences?

    Germany fought the UK and USA in 2 world wars(European wars). The USA and France and the Russian et all were the Allies. Japan Italy Germany the Axis etc. The USA fought the USSR and China and Vietnamese in the Vietnam war. The USA fought the North Korean and Chinese Russians in the Korean War. Gee whiz its a muddle and foggy as hell. Today the USA and France and UK Italy and Gernany and Japan, South Koreans are considered allies. The Russian and Chinese not really allies. The Vietnamese has diplomatic relations with USA and trade is at at an all tine high.

    The driving factor is trade how to make money and trucks loads of it if possible. In those conflicts many died. many civilians died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. During those conflicts the citizenry could not see a time when the opposing side could ever be a friend or trading partner or ally. Germany France and Italy are the big players in The EU, UK was also a big player. etc. The USA and Russia are not to friendly but in WW2 they were necessary allies. Iran was once a friend of the USA today not so friendly.

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  • Jean

    Yuh ain’t lie!! He called Jonesing illiterate and i near pee muhself. He duz call MAM evahting including Mugabe too.

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  • @sirFuzzy

    Do you ignore that there is always a tipping point where the ability to adapt maybe elusive?

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  • August 9, 2018 10:43 AM

    We have adjusted but the consequences?

    Pls tell me what u see as consequences?

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  • The consequences could be that we see adaptation as being a corrective action? Given all that you have described and the fact that life continues anyway should we be satisfied that this is the best we can do? Then why advocate, why be unsettled by events, why not mind our business the end.

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  • David August 9, 2018 10:49 AM

    @sirFuzzy

    Do you ignore that there is always a tipping point where the ability to adapt maybe elusive?

    Tell me personally how do u know when u have reached that tipping point?

    We are told that we success by hard work. However how many news stories are carried about ppl that work so hard but never achieved success. Almost zero. In other words the lie we were told that did not materialise in their life is under reported.

    How many of use did the right things followed all the rules; played by the book etc but still lost the race?

    Honestly we usually don’t know the tipping point until we reach. The self seeking and self serving “ethos” of the greedy, says we push all the boundaries until something collapses. Break all the rules; bribe and suppress et al. The end justifies the means etc.

    After achieving this we often change the structure to put in concrete the bad ways in how we got to the destination. The winners usually get to write or rewrite the history books or the rules of engagement to be followed in the future.

    My pet peeve; CEO compensation. The rules were changed once the CEO that broke or bent the rules made things happen for his organisation. Was it a fluke that his organisation did well? Only god knows. Then to make it all look legal the rules for the road where changed to codify the bad behaviour that was pursued.

    Today we have come to accept lock stock and barrel the CEO compensation models that however if u look backed 30 years did not exist. Are these companies better managed than 30 years ago may be irrelevant; but the invester want their ROI at any cost. Unfortunately they are some investors that only succeed it if the company’ shock price falls(shorting). Usually the opposite of what the CEO is there to do.

    (Shorting, or short-selling, is when an investor borrows shares and immediately sells them, hoping he or she can scoop them up later at a lower price, return them to the lender and pocket the difference)

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  • David August 9, 2018 10:57 AM

    My gut tells me that we as humans only fully adapt to change when we think we will come out ahead or better than if we don’t change. Otherwise change and adoption change will be resisted.

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  • Are we not discussing this matter in the context of geopolitical and global economy? If you accept that this can be defined as the sum of individual human activities then the current state of Caribbean economies should support a good argument we have reached the tipping point. Debt to gdp highest in the world, those that are at acceptable level have paid a human price. Can the ability of individuals be appraised absent the global state of affairs. We cannot continue to do the same things all the time and expect different result. To borrow a word from Miller a stasis state is where we seem to be comfortable.

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  • What does this waffle mean? By the way, the US has a current account deficit of US$21trn. Plse remind me which is the largest economy in the world?

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  • @David
    You would have us ignore the happy marriage between former education minister that approved the coming of the medical school and his recent appointment?

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

    The new Integrity Bill should address this, make it punishable for any Minister (or senior Civil servant for that matter) to accept a position at any Corporation that has done business with their with their substantive Ministry within three years of their leaving office.

    Of course, this will be in the Bill right?

    How do you like them coconuts?

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  • @Hal A
    The minister is a former Financial Times journalist. Tells you something about journalists turned politicians. For the first time in my life I find myself backing the vicious Saudis. Canada is trying to punch above its weight. It is a middle ranking country and should stay as such
    +++++++++++
    You don’t want lawyers to be politicians or journalists among others but reform prostitutes make the grade. I would bet you don’t have a clue what this is all about (go ahead now and google) but the Canadian Foreign Ministry put out a tweet asking SA to respect the rights of a political prisoner whose family is resident in Canada. That’s what responsible countries do e.g. the US has just requested that Turkey release one of its citizens that it has recently freed from prison only to confine him to house arrest, I would expect Britain to do no less, but you want to take your usual swipe at Canada without any evidence.

    Go ahead and support he Saudis, it had a public beheading followed by a crucifixion yesterday, I hope when you rail against the terrorists in London you reflect on who is supporting them.

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  • The Prime Minister and AG to hold a press conference at 3pm today.

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  • Send Ha, Ha to Saudi Arabia.

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  • With Mr. Jones being the person to to approve the BIU being established in Barbados and now hold a VP position there, I am wondering if this constitutes a bribe , isn’t unethical? and isn’t pro quid pro quo illegal? What does the law state?

    Who are the other local principals?

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  • It goes without saying, of course, that the genuinely laugh-out-loud comic opera of Bajan politics is stunning. Not yet quite as utterly shite as Venezuela, where tragedy abides, jokes are few, and the spectacle of Barbadian public figures defending tyranny is pathetic. But, doubtless, on the way.

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  • I would advise Hal Austin, the know everything, to take his fat arse outa we politics. He is British and we Cajuns stay clear of them limey shenanigans.

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  • So he helps the Minsters with their Math and Law? How to take and do fraud? what an education, < Well Mia just want to make sure none of her DLP friends will be held by USofA lawmen of Justice, Mia found seats for all 30 Ministers and now she will find a place for the last 14 to hold a Passport so they will not be held by the USA on charges? Owen might even need one, But the first day of Darkness will get them all,,,

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  • RE BU Family “Welly”, of course, tells THE ENTIRE WORLD that he “will not shed a tear when Tel Aviv is finally flattened and wiped off the map.”

    VERY VERY SORRY FOR BU Family “Welly” CAUSE IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN ACCORDING TO THE PROPHET EZEKIEL

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  • Sargeant, ,

    Where or when did I say journalists should not be in politics?

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  • Which idiot went and raised GP??

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  • David Simmons went from a Minister to Chief Justice.

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  • This year, Queen’s College was awarded ten scholarships and 17 exhibitions at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) level.

    Meanwhile, Harrison was awarded 12 scholarships and ten exhibitions.

    For the first time in its history, the St Michael School was awarded a lone scholarship and three exhibitions.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/184745/queen-harrison-lion-share-scholarships

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  • @Hants

    Former minister Jones must be proud?

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  • @ David,

    Former minister Jones is a DLP. No credit to him as far as BLPites are concerned. lol

    However, it will look great on his cv.

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  • No wonder these ministers did so much nonsense.

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  • Oh no, not this foolish, old looser (homoohobic) bible shaking idiot! Oh Barbados, let the old goats out to live their retirement in the pasture

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  • The Dominicans are ready to send Skerritt packing so much for his peace and brotherly love letter
    I hope Mia has a house at Cloverly left for him to rest his weary soul
    After all good friends help each other in need …Not!

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  • Will the former minister of education have to enroll in a crash course in Hindi?

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  • Vice Chancellor…. hahahahahahahaha. Big name for a little man. Alla dese people…what a joke.

    But at lease he gotz some verbal hexperience in medical work… cracking heads.

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  • Jones do your thing! Just like a former politician turned chief justice, do your thing!

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  • Is it any wonder politicians will always feel emboldened to do as they please with Yardfowls in the wings? The BLP did it so it validates when the DLP people do similar.

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  • Can we call Jones moving hastily into the role at an offshore school as a potential ethical violation? Is the government prepared to investigate the circumstances how he was able to weasel the job to determine if there was collusion’?

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  • @David

    “Ethical violation”? is there such a creature in Barbados? Are you going to hire more judges and build more jails? Earlier in the thread I wrote the following:

    “The new Integrity Bill should address this, make it punishable for any Minister (or senior Civil servant for that matter) to accept a position at any Corporation that has done business with their substantive Ministry within three years of their leaving office”.

    Are you coming around to my way of thinking?

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  • @Hal A
    The minister is a former Financial Times journalist. Tells you something about journalists turned politicians. For the first time in my life I find myself backing the vicious Saudis. Canada is trying to punch above its weight. It is a middle ranking country and should stay as such
    +++++++++++++
    Still backing the vicious Saudis? Turkey is claiming that the Saudis murdered the anti- regime blogger Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

    Chrystia Freeland is looking better by the day

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  • Have you ever heard of context. Re-read your post and put it in context. What triggered that comment? No nation, in particular a second eleven nation (ie Canada), should interfere in the internal affairs of another. That is the principle of international law which grew out of the Westphalian model and was reinforced after the Second World War.
    For clarity, it does not mean I am a supporter of the Saudis; for one, they are Wahhabi Muslims. Further, I was not criticising journalists in politics. Gordon Brown, Lord Lawson, Boris Johnson, Jo Johnson, Amber Rudd, George Osborne, and numerous other British politicians have been journalists – almost as many as lawyers.
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  • @Hal A

    Context my foot, you chimed in with a comment about backing the Saudis and made a statement implying that there was something wrong about journalists gravitating to politics.

    What interference in internal affairs? The Gov’t of the country that you are resident in is always lecturing other countries about human rights and other political activities in those countries. Did you ever take up your journalistic pen and write that it was wrong for the British Gov’t to interfere in the internal affairs of those countries? The Gov’t of Canada through its Foreign Minister asked the Saudi Gov’t to respect the rights of bloggers who were critical of its Gov’t and you ever jumped in with unfounded criticism.

    You wrote that you support the Saudis…..

    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

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  • Michelle maynard

    He want holding also

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  • @Hal A “For the first time in my life I find myself backing the vicious Saudis.”

    Context what.

    You CHOSE to back the vicious Saudis, instead of a female Canadian politician.

    You still backing the Saudis?

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  • David
    October 6, 2018 5:14 PM

    Can we call Jones moving hastily into the role at an offshore school as a potential ethical violation? Is the government prepared to investigate the circumstances how he was able to weasel the job to determine if there was collusion’?

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

    … just another monkey taking a few peanuts!!!!

    OOPS, sorry, just another genetically engineered primate taking a few peanuts!!

    What’s the big deal!!

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  • Sargeant,

    Cool down and think. If you can’t, then try to.

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