Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Attorney General Dale Marshall Press Conference

Prime Minister Mia Mottley supported by Attorney General Dale Marshall are scheduled to hold a press conference at 4:30PM today. The event will be streamed on social media.

 


Here is a recording of the press conference. The PM was a no-show.

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  • Two notable things I remember from that PR exercise:

    1) The Minister referred to the “White Collar Division” (could be Dept) of the RBPF
    I didn’t know such a creature existed as sightings of it are very rare so I thought it was either extinct or on the endangered species list. Thank God we will be able to hear how it operates in the future (with town firmly in cheek)

    2) The Minister mounted a firm defense of the allegations on social media made against his Cabinet colleague and law partner and he acknowledged that there wasn’t a public face or name to those complaints.
    All I can say in their right mind will approach the Atty Gen. with a complaint that will tarnish him and the Gov’t? In circumstances like this my old people would say “da body en got de sense dey was born wid”.

    BGIS couldn’t carry the PR thingee but when I visit BGIS I see all kinda pictures and videos of the PM and various Ministers about their duties but yet it couldn’t carry a minor PC which was farmed out to the arm of the ruling Party.

    We still have a ways to go.

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  • Did any one read or where about the “peer to peer” lending fiasco in China? Millions have lost millions as the “peer to peer” lending companies are now going belly up. Is this corruption because the “well intended” did the business thing and declared bankruptcy or was it a well planned scheme/scam coming to fruition”

    Reported by CNN

    ” The Chinese government is facing anger from mom-and-pop investors after hundreds of online lending platforms imploded, wiping out their savings.

    The outcry shines a light on a murky corner of China’s financial industry that authorities allowed to grow rapidly with little oversight. Promises of double-digit returns attracted people looking for more lucrative places to put their money than conventional banks”

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  • @ James Greene
    “suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?”

    Short memories: The government once gave black owned Rayside Construction, the contract to do some road work. Don Blackman was the Minister of Communications and Works.White owned Williams Construction, owned by Cow Williams put the government in court, claiming that the contract was awarded on racial grounds and not by the best bid. The government ended up paying Cow.

    Both the BLP and DLP hands are tied when it comes to helping small black owned businesses because they take money from the big white businesses. Now Mark Maloney, who was cussed for ten years will get the same or more amount of business and he has family ties to Cow and Bizzy. Bizzy has publicly stated that he gives money to to both the BLP and DLP. So all this talk is just that …talk .
    You note also that all the social activists have gone underground because there is no opposition and there will be no need to question anything. So, all the crocodile tears should not be taken seriously. We should sit back and watch the useless fire crakers and little starlights from both sides try to defend everything they attacked and or defended in the last decade.
    Let’s start with twenty six ministries and four ambassadors………………..
    then let us look at bringing back discredited jokers to lead a party in total disarray by the same people that the electorate completely discredited.
    Over to my entertainment suppliers: The firecrackers and little starlights.

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  • SHREDDER ALERT!

    ” At least two statutory corporations in Barbados will be going under government’s microscope in the near future, to investigate possible practices of corruption.”

    http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/corporations-be-investigated-corruption

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  • Lord make peace.You see the crap david/bu wrote at 8:47 a.m.
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    There is nothing Mia can do that David/Bu can find wrong.NOTHING !
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    Its like Trump said he can shoot a man on the busiest street in New York and his rabid supporters would say he is right.
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    Look this crap passing as ‘Mia what’s right for bdos and good governance’ is getting me down man
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    Which other CARICOM Country’s government encourage foreign companies to bid for govt contracts & services on the same basis as the local companies.I know govts will often open the bidding process once the local firms cannot meet the requirements.But to suggest that it is alright to do this because ‘Mia is attempting to expand the trade space because she has lead role for CSME” – IS REALLY PUSHING SYCOPHANTIC BEHAVIOUR TO THE EXTREME.Steupes.
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    At a time when local Companies are struggling to stay open.
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    At a time when there will be high unemployment as the IMF demands JOB CUTS in the public sector so that local companies will where the unemployed will go to find employment or start a small business.
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    At a time when they pushing entrepreneurship as the way for forward and the way to grow the economy.
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    I keep telling you all that Mia does not know how to run a country.All Mia knows is to talk a lot of mumbo jumbo political speak and she knows how to oppose whoever is in her way (Owen or the DLP) to serve her selfish interests.
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    SHE HAS NOT A CLUE HOW TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD IN THESE DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES.
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  • William Skinner
    August 10, 2018 9:17 AM

    @ James Greene
    “suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Since corruption is viewed as a white collar crime investigated by a White Collar Crime Unit, there may be issues in charging a “black” person!!

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    De granson send dis Stoopid Cartoon for me to share wid wunna

    Now he tell me dat de reason dat ye used a “fish bone” is because of the flying fish dat Barbados is famous for.

    He went on to say that it will seem to many dat de fish ent got no real flesh on its bones and that is to represent the fleecing that de BLP already engaging in doing (not to be confused with fleeting that former Minister of Edykashun use pun de BiUMed shyyte rather site)

    Ammmmmmm de ole man still wondering effing wunna sheeple know ef de granson cuh get a pick under de BLP “MANY SALARY CREW” and where he got to send he resume

    Does anyone have Charles JONG email? cause maybe he want a hand wid de Communications tasks dat he got

    heheheheheheheh

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  • @ Sargeant,

    I hope you are a Canadian citizen comme moi. lol

    PUDRYR say tings might be put on we hard drives.

    Could have to report to CRTC and call CBC “marketplace ” and CTV ” W5″

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  • “Attorney General, Dale Marshall is of the view the COMPANY EXECUTIVES and former Minister, Donville Inniss who have been implicated in money laundering scheme should be investigated by the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF).”

    http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/inniss-and-accomplices-should-be-investigated-says-ag

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  • @Hants
    Have been a citizen for a long time, hope someone doesn’t say I abandoned Barbados like the claim made on another blog about Inniss.

    Note that I didn’t say Duguid, Adams or McConney- Barrington.

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  • Why are we not surprised that you label anything crap because it does not align with your DLP prism?

    By the way, the DLP left the country at junk status.

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  • Is there such a thing as bribery where no money passes hands? How is bribery defined in a legal sense?

    I am thinking that corruption does not always have to involve money payments. Maybe i owe u a favour and i look the other way as a method of settling a debt due etc?

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  • Of course it can happen where a public official can use influence to have a contract awarded to others.

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  • David BU

    I guess Stuart “HAD A CLUE HOW TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD IN THESE DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES.”

    I’m amazed!!!!

    One one hand, Ross University relocating to Barbados is not seen as a benefit to our economy “At a time when local Companies are struggling to stay open.”…..

    ……..it was as a result of some selfish, untoward, sinister, unethical, immoral and underhand move by government…..

    ………..which goes against the spirit of CARICOM unity and will devastate the Dominican economy.

    But on the other hand, procurement of goods from other CARICOM states is not viewed as being unselfish and embracing Caribbean unity……

    ……we should look after “our own self interest” first and ignore CARICOM unity.

    In other words, CARICOM unity is used conveniently…. according to what political agenda is being pushed at the time.

    Politics, politicians and political yard-fowls…….never cease to amaze me.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Skinner, re “@ James Greene “suppose a Govt policy is that to get small black owned business going it will allocate certain contracts to small black owned business on a no bid basis? is that corruption?”…Short memories: The government once gave black owned Rayside Construction, the contract to do some road work. […]White owned Williams Construction, owned by Cow Williams put the government in court, claiming that the contract was awarded on racial grounds and not by the best bid. The government ended up paying Cow.”

    Nothing short about the memories I suspect…then as now it’s all about spewing populist rhetoric to sway the baying mobs RATHER than effectively conducting practical social reforms.

    As I recall Dr Don Blackman was extremely vocal of the disadvantages to Black operators like Rayside and by voice and actions set about to remedy the situation. To put that entire vibrant debate and situation in a nutshell retort all these years later: the Minister went about the actions wrongly and according to the courts illegally.

    You cannot redress one wrong but perpetuating another. He surely could have carved out legal ways to give Rayside work (which eventually they did it seemed) and avoid the fracas.

    COW was the principal of this company and surely reaped great profits but in simple terms his company employed hundreds of Black Bajans as well so the chatter a the time was more about the prevailing ‘white shadows’ issues and about political patronage with COW supposedly aligned to BLP and Rayside to the DLP than it was about practical social redressing of anything.

    YOU know that.

    As history of these many years is our guide, COW continues to employ hundreds of Bajans and still to be super wealthy but he also continues to be a patron of now both political parties; Rayside is still there and has shrunk and then expanded as the founder-owner and his designated successor faltered and regrouped.

    Can you state here with any veracity that their issues are a result of lack of contracts, competitive advantage from the benefits giving to COW and others, management problems or whatever?

    It is surely not corruption to establish ‘set asides’ as a social redressing of historical discrimination but just as surely it can corrupt the parties involved when good motives are badly implemented!

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  • I however agree that, rather than procure items from our regional counterparts as a first option, we should be encouraging and, where necessary, assisting new and small to medium sized businesses to produce these items.

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  • The painting, which since has been repaired, was owned by Morley’s father, Harold Morley of Barbados, according to court documents filed in Pitkin County District Court. Harold Morley is a former dentist from Manchester, England, who became a property developer and IT investor and now lives with his wife in Barbados, according to a Thursday article in The Times of London.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster re”Of course it can happen where a public official can use influence to have a contract awarded to others….”

    AND then be awarded a senior executive at that company after leaving government…

    OR have a relative employed by the company…or maybe even if that relative of the govt official is given special consideration/discounts from said company for the personal company the relative owns

    OR when the company awards services or products contracts to another company associated even indirectly to that former govt official

    OR when the govt official is then appraised of business actions by the company or other in its industry space and trades stocks or otherwise benefits from that insider knowledge

    OR if that govt official recommends to another govt authority not to investigate or take action for missteps made by the company

    Please, the question was firmly tongue in cheek because there are SO MANY OBVIOUS ways to circumvent the obvious bribery way of physical passing money …they were just a smattering!

    BTW, if discovered with evidence all these can still be prosecuted!

    I gone.

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  • Yes siree this govt performance so far can be labelled as crap
    Their is a reassembly of the ole campagain strategy without any assemblance of creating a plan for growth
    Public is now subjected to utterances form on one specfic point of view coming from govt mouth
    What about promised transparency
    Transparency of who received tax write off after all it is the taxpayers money
    What about White Oaks
    How about the recent Ross relocation that has drag barbados name and image into a war of words
    Doesn’t the people have a right to know about the order of business and how it is executed by this govt
    No!
    How convient is it for you David to want all and sundry to eat the daily food spoon fed pablum by this govt after ten years of you asking for transparency by past govt

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  • De pedantic Dribbler August 10, 2018 10:42 AM

    wrote ” Please, the question was firmly tongue in cheek because there are SO MANY OBVIOUS ways to circumvent the obvious bribery way of physical passing money …they were just a smattering!

    BTW, if discovered with evidence all these can still be prosecuted!

    I gone.”

    Those just being a smattering of ways to circumvent the “bag of money/cheque) payment etc, I don’t see how the mere fact that Barbados is entering an IMF programme will stop the “bad behavior” that will most likely occur under this administration like it did under previous administration.

    We need to stop/curtail producing/birthing greedy and corrupt citizens before the corruption will stop/reduce. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • “How about the recent Ross relocation that has drag barbados name and image into a war of words.”
    +++±+++++++±+

    You need to be more honest in your contributions.

    As far as I can recall there has not been any “war of words” between the governments of Dominica and Barbados…….or between Dominicans and Barbadians.

    All we have is a few people expressing their views of being for or against the relocation…….

    ……….and dishonest people such as you that are “overly exaggerating” the issue because it suits your political agenda and it is politically expedient for you to do so.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    re: “We need to stop/curtail producing/birthing greedy and corrupt citizens before the corruption will stop/reduce. Anyone have any ideas?”

    Go back to that old method offered by Nancy Reagan : Just so no and abstain. No intercourse of a sexual nature and no birthing of “greedy and corrupt citizens”. Very, very simple, Oh loss!

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  • The moral and social fabric of our society has been gnawed by the moths or corruption?

    It may be gross enough to discover that moths have eaten a hole through your favourite sweater, but get this — it’s not actually the moths that eat your clothes, but their slimy larvae(off spring).

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  • i am slowly coming to the conclusion that Barbados’ development would have been more collective and perhaps better but for the DLP

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  • Look how desperate the Dems are. Reverend Guy Hewitt is so desparate to get a silver Mercedes with gov plate under this posterior that he is running for DLP leadership. Obviously he does not make enough money in church.

    Figures like Hewitt are the reason why Bim turned into the laughing stock of the whole Caribbean. They only know their personal offshore account and even do not know how to spell the “common good”.

    Only the old Gods will grant Barbadians the power to overcome the crisis. Not false prophets like Hewitt who preaches forgiveness where capital punishment is the best choice. Goddess Bim woun´t forgive 10 years of economic terror and slavery.

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  • Why are you holding this position? Could it be that he is doing what civic minded people should do and that is to join the party to create change from within instead? He showed you what is possible with his contribution to Windrush.

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  • there seems to be a move afoot to crush the DLP. Anyone associated with that blighted party that has done nothing to aid the development of Bim and has now destroyed Bim with crooked tiefing politicians and policies that has enslaved bajans are being vilified.

    without the DLP, Bim would have been a better place and will be a better place.

    from all evidence that must be true

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  • @WS
    “Maloney….. and he has family ties to Cow and Bizzy.”
    enlighten us. What is the definition of a ‘family tie’….business partner?

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  • As long as the DPP and the Commissioner of Police do not take action against the corruption and other crimes committed between 2008 and 2018 I do not trust ONE DLP-member.

    Barbados is now the least developed country in the Caribbean when it comes to growth and debt. And the Dems still ventilate their agenda, eg the legend of the “constitutional crisis” since nobody of the blue syndicate made it into parliament.

    Or what do you think what will happen after devaluation? Do you think people will stay calm when houses and cars are gone and Dems like Hewitt pursue their very priviledged life? I have seen what happend in Jamaica and Guyana. That taught me a lot.

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  • “August 9, 2018 8:50 PM

    @ac
    i recall up to a few months ago, the former PM referring to the ‘continuing challenging economic conditions’, a line which he had milked for years. Have you heard it recently? Or is that the BLP ‘fall back’ position?”

    no need to answer your sidekick did…

    “SHE HAS NOT A CLUE HOW TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD IN THESE DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES.”

    I guess this is the DLP version of Frustrated’s chant….there will be no economic recovery under Fumble’s Fools.
    Amen

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  • corruption in Bim politics began in 2008 and ended in 2018

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  • Artax if you think it is over exaggeration read what some of to heads of Caricom govts are saying about Mottley
    The sentiments are pointing to an insenitive barbados govt who thought it best to engage in deceptive practices against the govt of Dominica to fuel the barbados economy
    The fact that the blp supporters are taking a distance position on the Ross issues speaks of an unnerving hypocritical self serving stance

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  • Harold “Doc” Morley, a dentist and Donville Inniss are linked through two Malta registered companies.

    https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/55029948

    https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/55029951

    … since 2005, BLP days.

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  • Mr. Greene

    Everyone with even a “molecule” of common sense knows that “corruption in Bim politics” predates 2008 and even 1976.

    However, in the interest of fairness……I’m sure you’ll recall that the DLP and their supporters were similarly leveling accusations of corruption at the BLP during every election campaign from 1999 to as recent as 2018….as well as during any opportunity presented to them.

    Going by your logic, it would have been likewise justified for the DEMS to say corruption in BIM politics were at its zenith during 1994 and 2008.

    But here is where the difference for me comes to the fore. Rather than shed crocodile tears lamenting on the DLP, what you should have done was to encouraged them to investigate cases of alleged corruption and lock up a few BLP politicians and their bag-men…….

    ……. rather than referring to these allegations during election campaigns as a strategy to solicit votes.

    If the DLP had done and said about BLP corruption, during their 10 year tenure……what the BLP now APPEARS to be doing and saying……would you think you’ll be holding the same position?

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  • As said earlier. “no saints does run for elected office bout hay”?

    As someone told me u only find the saints in the grave yard, and not on Roebuck or George Streets. Last time i check the BLP and DLP HQs are near churches, but that is probably as close to the saints as they get assuming those churches have grave yards?

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  • @James Greene August 10, 2018 12:31 PM

    corruption in Bim politics began in 2008 and ended in 2018

    It would serve you well not to believe everything that you read(see written) on the internet, on a website or a blog or even posted by yourself.

    Just saying.

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  • Barbados faces the most serious constitutional crisis ever. The Commissioner of Police rejecting to act and a silent DPP – whereas the AG demands swift investigation into bribery and money laundering. In other words, the police and the DPP on the wrong side of the law.

    Who else is siding the Commissioner and the DPP? The GG? The CJ? Or any other officer appointed during the 10 years of economic terror and slavery?

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  • “In other words, the police and the DPP on the wrong side of the law.”

    pretty much..

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  • Are we so moronic in our thinking that corruption and bribery began only in 2008. It is well known and documented that a former acting Prime Minister of Barbados in the name of Lionel “Lammie” Craig was caught with a substantial amount of illegal drugs at our airport in the 1980’s. A complete coverup with the then Prime Minister Tom Adams seeking and guaranteeing his release from custody.
    Also in the era of Tom Adams as PM of Barbados the illicit drug trade took off. That is between 1976 & 1985.
    Fast forward between 1994 & 2008 a number of dubious acts took place in Barbados. Al Barrack controversy,former Prime Minister Owen Arthur receiving a cheque for his St Peter Foundation and personally cashing it,Hardwood Housing Inc receiving millions of dollars of government money and yet NOT ONE house was ever located in Barbados built by that company.The GEM Project whereby the government of the day repaired old dilapidated hotels owned by private individuals as the expense of the tax payers and returned them to the owners who did paid a cent back of our money. A million dollar bath built in Silver Sands and the demolition of an ackee tree that cost the tax payers of Barbados thousands of dollars.All of these things occurred under Barbados Labour Party administrations that comprised the present one term PM,and the other ministers including the same Dale Marshall & George Payne.
    This Barbados Labour Party administration has just enough skeletons in their closet or even more than any former Democratic Labour administrations.
    The Barbados Labour Party in my estimation is even more corrupt than the Democratic Labour Party.

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  • When s the government going to hold a press conference about the currency down grade, and put its economic consultants before the cameras?

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  • Artax
    Don’t forget their opposition to visa-free travel for Haitians less than a month ago.
    The opening up of procurement to bidders within Caricom is another step forward to a full fledged single economy. Note that the apologists fail to mention that the arrangement will be reciprocated. Ask them if the Chinese working up at Sam Lords from bout here or who drew the plans? The disemboweled Dems have nothing of substance to offer, so they are throwing and hoping something sticks. In the meantime a candidate for Gen Sec of their party is, sadly, under ankle arrest in Trumpland.🤐

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  • Let us hope Donville is acquitted of all charges in the USA.

    Let us hope that Herbert and the two other GEL employees are also acquitted in the drug case.

    That would partly cleanse Barbados’ “tarnished” reputation.

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  • @Hants

    That would be interesting outcome if just to observe the reactions from DLP hailers on the blog.

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  • Enuff enough of your bull shi..t comments
    How can you compare the govt of barbados aggressively plucking 30% of Dominica GDP to travel free travelling for Haitians
    Every country has a right to protect its Borders
    The worst part of this aggression is that Mottley a few months ago with the meeting of the heads of Caricom govts talk about unity
    Give me a break Enuff you just as insensitive and dont care sh..it as the barbados govt

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  • Do you reread what you write? How is Barbados responsible for a decision Ross principals made? If Ross did not relocate to Barbados where would they have gone, back to Dominica? Does one make a business decision based on emotion and sentimentality? You all need to stop the political partisan nonsense.

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  • I think the Democratic Labour Party has done such egregious harm to the hitherto good name of Barbados that that party should be the subject of an appropriate resolution in Parliament to ensure it never again is allowed to field representatives for any public office in Barbados and further that all those former members of the parliament during the years 2008 to 2018 do not benefit from a pension where applicable.That is the party that added 9 billion of debt to its citizens and can show nothing for it other than corruption of the highest order.The Democratic Labour Party is a threat to Adult Suffrage.It should be banned for ever and ever and it’s last parliamentarians consigned to the nethermost parts of hell if it exists.Its a bloody disgrace to Barbados.

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  • Maraposa /AC,why don,t you and T Inniss join your DLP ex Ministers on the political dump heap for the next twenty years.No one wants to hear your rubbish,where were you when Mr Thompson expelled hundreds of Guyanese out of Barbados in 2008,alledgedly telling them ever so welcome wait for a call?were you or the J/A t inniss in Barbados as I did not hear your voice.After running up and down the country talking about corruption,why did the Dems not pass the Integrity legislation to lock up someone,in 10 years?Mariposa spare me the crocodile tears,you are not interested in any Dominica situation you are interested inpulling down Ms Mottley and the BLP,who are doing their best to bring the country back from junk bond status you jokers left it in,in addition to trying to divert attention from the Donville Inniss issue but your tactics will not work as the CEO,herself said they were looking to relocate so what your problem,trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.The Dems really need better persons to represent them on this blog.

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  • Enuff Mottley has done a good job of pulling herself down
    No.one has ever called a PM of Barbados a traitor or a Judas
    Check yuh facts yuh here

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  • In the case US v. Inniss we do not talk about Mr Pilgrim in sissy clothes but about professional allegations.

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  • The guy who broke Big Sinck´s windows got jail and Big Sinck himself is still a free man.

    This simply shows how dysfunctional the Barbadian legal system is. As long as you are a member of the DLP, you can commit any crime against the Barbadian taxpayer. Any. The lodges, the pastors and the pseudo-economists and 3rd rate lawyers of this island will back you up.

    Ups, I forgot. There need to be a “complaint”. So if somebody killed a person in Barbados, the police knew it and nobody “complains”, the murderer will be a free man forever.

    A failed legal system for the rubbish bin. No wonder no Barbadian lawyer ever qualified for the CCJ.

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  • Tron also include Dale Marshall and George Payne there names are allover social media accused of thiefing ol people land all laid out in the above link i posted . Yet George Payne got nerve to talk about lawand order in Barbados
    I wonder which law and which order he talking about.

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  • Why should I include the current AG?

    My advisors and neighbours never spoke one bad word about him.

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  • The old lady and daughter blasted Dale Marshall on social media stating the facts and calling him a barefaced liar who took property and ownership of their land without their consent

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  • Now we have 1 Judas and one crook in charge of the country
    Lawd come fuh yuh world
    Jesus say it aint so and tek the wheel

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    If one were to observe these two recent news sensations dispassionately one would come to the realization that they present a potential turning point in corruption and redress to crime committed by those people who are above the law.

    But even more than that is the fact that the outcome of this WILL BE TWOFOLD.

    Incoming regimes sorry administrations are going to seek revenge for these events against their own.

    But concomitant with that imminent revenge will be the requirement that the current set of plotting thieves are going to be so afraid of the immjnent witch hunts THAT THEY WONT TEIF

    or so is the hope cause people like Sandra and Lynette even though it is in their nature’s to teif WILL THINK TWICE ABOUT IT before touching the people money.

    We only need the US to lock up a few more of them and we gone clear.

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  • If one were to observe these two recent news sensations dispassionately one would come to the realization that they present a potential turning point in corruption and redress to crime committed by those people who are above the law.

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

    Good Joke!!!!

    The Diplomatic Dope scandal in 1989 was far more significant!!

    CLICO, Trade Confirmers etc. etc more suggest that drugs and money laundering were going on for years before now!!!

    The difference is that between 1989 and now no one was punished!!

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  • When will the Commissioner of Police investigate alleged land fraud and these accusations and complaints against Marshall, Payne and Cow..investors don’t want to hear about these types of skullduggery happening where they plan to invest their money, it’s best to start a criminal investigation to clear things up…

    what a mess.

    These women are not lying, land fraud complaints and bullying of elderly women to steal their land and other properties have been ongoing for decades, but no one investigates them on the island and that is a fact..

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  • But the nerve of George Payne to stand barefaced and called the old lady and her daughter liars is mindboggling
    The old lady and her daughter tells a story which gives details of how George Payne and Dale Marshall stole their properties
    These two people stories should come under full investigation by this govt but it will not happen because barbados govt is now control by a Judas and alleged land crooks one George Payne and Dale Marshall
    Lawd come fuh yuh world
    Jesus take the wheel

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  • https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=855616541314553&id=100005986451739

    Here is the story as told by the old lady and her daughter about George Payne theft of their land .

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright August 11, 2018 1:12 AM

    “If one were to observe these two recent news sensations dispassionately one would come to the realization that they present a potential turning point in corruption and redress to crime committed by those people who are above the law.

    But even more than that is the fact that the outcome of this WILL BE TWOFOLD.

    Incoming regimes sorry administrations are going to seek revenge for these events against their own.

    But concomitant with that imminent revenge will be the requirement that the current set of plotting thieves are going to be so afraid of the immjnent witch hunts THAT THEY WONT TEIF

    or so is the hope cause people like Sandra and Lynette even though it is in their nature’s to teif WILL THINK TWICE ABOUT IT before touching the people money.

    We only need the US to lock up a few more of them and we gone clear.”

    @ John
    “Good Joke!!!!

    The Diplomatic Dope scandal in 1989 was far more significant!!

    CLICO, Trade Confirmers etc. etc more suggest that drugs and money laundering were going on for years before now!!!

    The difference is that between 1989 and now no one was punished!!”

    The above clearly shows that any Integrity Bill without the power to act retroactively, to a period of at least twenty five or thirty years is useless. Anybody who believes that corruption started in 2008 and magically ended or will have ended in 2018, is just engaging in political posturing.
    We have already embraced corruption by writing off considerable amounts of money owed to the state by giving people and businesses a form of amnesty for not paying taxes. Start wrong end wrong.

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  • As far as the blogmaster is aware the Bill has the opportunity to receive feedback from the public. What is proposed in the Bill can therefore be challenged and hopefully changed. What you should do is submit your feedback, appear before the public hearing on the matter to lobby against any clauses in the Bill you feel should be changed.

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  • Well..someone injected 3.7 million into their pockets

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  • Wrong is Wrong
    Let see the govt lead an investigation to uncover the truthfulness of what role George Payne and Dale Marshall had in the stolen land of the ole lady
    After all George Payne publicly tried to address the issue at the Press Conference so he must now more about the story

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  • Mariposa
    To use your argument, protection of borders is to ensure the physical safety of citizens; Ross is about economic safety. You’re just a plain hypocrite, who twists your tongue to suit your anti-Mottley narrative. Carrington was innocent but Payne/Marshall are guilty (you must be a lie detector); DLP selling Hilton, BNTCL etc is good but BLP doing it is wrong. I am no longer responding to you, your intent is clear–lie, obfuscate and vacillate.🖐🏾

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  • @ Enuff
    ….your intent is clear–lie, obfuscate and vacillate.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Ya think??!!
    Glad that you figured THAT out at last boss…

    Every time we are on the verge of forgetting just how ASININE the DLP clowns were in office…
    Mariposa takes us back in time….

    Here is a plan…
    ALL politicians should be REQUIRED to visit the USA at least once every six months – minus a diplomatic passport.
    Those that come back can resume office….
    If Uncle Sam can deport his scum to us, why not return the favour..?

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  • lol..murdah..

    Commissioner of police needs to start investigating these decades old complaints of land thefts by lawyers, politicians and business people like Cow et al against elderly black women….all of the authorities refused over the years to investigate the thefts of these vulnerable peoples deeds, wills and land…

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  • A hearty good morning to all patriotic Bajans.

    How many summer vacations in the US were canceled?

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  • John
    August 11, 2018 2:51 AM

    If one were to observe these two recent news sensations dispassionately one would come to the realization that they present a potential turning point in corruption and redress to crime committed by those people who are above the law.
    +++++++++++++++++++
    Good Joke!!!!
    The Diplomatic Dope scandal in 1989 was far more significant!!
    CLICO, Trade Confirmers etc. etc more suggest that drugs and money laundering were going on for years before now!!!
    The difference is that between 1989 and now no one was punished!!

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

    … and since the 60’s the murders started

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  • The minute George Payne uttered a word as to his involvement in the alleged land fraud of the old women
    He own the story abd should be investigated
    The last comment by the old lady and her daughter in the video sends shock waves across the mind as to how can George Payne be a minister of aby thing even that if dog catcher
    Wuh loss muh belly
    Xx_……?????????????
    Enuff get lost go find your conscience
    Your bone of humantarian concerns or causes does not exist
    Beee be gone

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  • It maybe strategic the press conference by Marshall, Abrahams and today from minister of Tourism Symmonds BEFORE the DLP AGM tomorrow. It tells a tale of mismanagement – Sealy, Estwick.

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  • @BT
    ALL politicians should be REQUIRED to visit the USA at least once every six months – minus a diplomatic passport.
    Those that come back can resume office…
    ++++++++++++
    Man I gotta give that one to you that is a gem………

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  • When would a PR be held to question Geirge Payne and Dake Marshall about land fraud allegations levelled at them
    Inquiring minds want to know
    The two ladies in the video give an explosive account of George Payne role in land fraud against the old lady

    Hello Mia lest you forget it is all about transparency and holding govt accountable
    Your wirds Mia not Mariposa’s

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  • You are on to something ac, we will have one as soon as the info promised by former AG Brathwaite is delivered about the LEC!

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  • Hello Dale snd GEorge Payne the old lady and daughter want answers

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  • Do not come running to the blogmaster when this law firm sends you a letter. All of BU know who you are including his people.

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  • Sure won’t my husband is a lawyer fully accredited and a dam good one too
    But if they go around trying to intimidate people they would be tied up in legal knots till kingdom come

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  • Sure, spend money because of a video somebody posted to Facebook.

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  • Let them put on their big men draws and put closure by adressing the issue rather than trying to be master art Dodgers and manipulators using fear and scare tactics
    See you David because of your on going hypocrisy to become a “cover up”agent these clowns can continue to do as they dam please

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  • More photo opportunities for the prime minister, like a teenage pop star’s fan. First, Justin Trudeau, now Trump and his wife. Whose next? By the way, the prime minister addressed the San Francisco climate change conference. What is the BLP government’ policy on climate change? Plse remind me what is Trump’s view of climate change?

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  • Why are we allowing a team of cultural ambassadors to visit China on a freebie? What is the price to be paid? Is Barbados planning re-education camps?

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  • Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley topped the 134 candidates who spent more than $2.4 million in Barbados’ May 24, 2018 General election….
    According to the return of election expenses which was published on Thursday, Mottley spent $71 864, almost three times more than defeated Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate Patrick Todd in the St Michael North East constituency. The Solutions Barbados candidate Kemar Stuart spent $1 370.83.(Quote)

    We need new legislation limiting the amount an individual or corporation can spend in a general election.

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  • @ Hants
    If only Bush Tea had BUPPED then Caswell might have BUPPED too.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Would you have expected that Sir Gary would have left his calling at Lords to rush to the aid of the Police Cricket Club in their match against Pickwick?
    Well not stinking Bushie either Boss…

    Bushie already whacking for another much BIGGER ‘B’ …. 🙂

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  • Has anyone listened to the prime minister’s long and rambling speech to the party faithful at Lodge? She told them the reason for not publishing a full manifesto for the general election was because the party already had the three-year-old Covenant of Hope. If that was the case, why did they not say that when people asked for a manifesto during the campaign?
    Then she co-opted Dale Marshall in her claim of contracts being signed hours before the general election, cheques signed the day before etc and how terrible the books were when they came to power.
    It is now five months and we are yet to see the evidence of this abuse. She further claimed that the extent of the abuse surprised them within hours of coming to power.
    Shen then contradicted herself by claiming that the Covenant of Hope had signalled these abuses thee years earlier. Which is it?

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  • Is it true that a number of senior ministers in the DLP government bought million of dollars of government bonds in the last two years of their rule? If so, is the BLP government going to carry out an investigation? If not, why not?

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  • Are we going to raise the issue of alleged buying of government bonds by former members of the DLP government? Is the attorney general investigating these allegations? If so, ls confirm; if not, why not?

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