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.

 

#yuhlie!

93 comments

  • @ 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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