Senator Caswell Franklyn Speaks – Oh No Mr. Alleyne! The Prime Minister has no Power to Breach the Constitution

My attention has been drawn to an article, “Power to the Prime Minister!” purportedly written by Ezra Alleyne, in the Sunday Sun of August 19, 2018.

Mr. Alleyne referred to an exchange between Senator Moe and me, in the Senate, about the appointment of a person to the post of Director of Communications by the Prime Minister.  I contended that the Prime Minister of Barbados has no power to appoint persons to public service posts.  Senator Moe disagreed on the point that the person was a consultant and not a public officer.  She went on to point out that all prime ministers of Barbados have so far appointed consultants.  Apparently, she does not understand that persons can legally be appointed on contract to public service posts but not by the Prime Minister.

I am not surprised that Mr. Alleyne weighed in on Senator Moe’s side but in doing so, he attempted to obfuscate the issue behind some nonsense about the first Prime Minister of England, Sir Robert Walpole, and all other British prime ministers since then appointing consultants.  While I can agree that prime ministers of Barbados can arrange to have their permanent secretaries hire consultants, on a contractual basis, I must point out that none of those consultants have ever been assigned to public service posts.

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 the Senate debated and approved the Public Service (General) Order, 2018 that was made by the Prime Minister in her capacity as Minister with responsibility for the Public Service.  In addition to raising salaries by 5 percent that order, among other things: established offices in the Public Service; and determined the number of persons who may be appointed to those offices.  Under the head, “Prime Minister’s Office”, the Prime Minister established one post of Director of Communications.  That post is therefore a public office and as such, it is subject to section 94. (1) of the Constitution of Barbados, which states:

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, power to make appointments to public offices and to remove and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices is hereby vested in the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Service Commission.

It is my understanding that the person who occupies the post of Director of Communications is a non-national who was engaged by the Barbados Labour Party to interfere in the recent elections.  It is noteworthy that non-nationals who are alleged to have interfered in the 2016 United States elections have been indicted to stand trial.

My concern is that this present administration is attempting to further blur the line between constitutionally protected Public Service and party politics.

Mr.Alleyne closed his article by saying, “To the victor the spoils”.  I would like to point out to him, who fancies himself as a constitutional expert, that public service appointments are not part of the spoils of election victories in this country.  To my mind, Ms Mottley’s action, of appointing a director of communications, is an abuse of power that might very well be unconstitutional.  It reeks of the corruption that Solutions Barbados and the Barbados Labour Party campaigned against.

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  • Caswell

    I am on your side muh brudda.

    You walk good.I have more faith in you than all of these so-called politicians.A lot of empty vessels – all of them.

    Right now I wish we had at least 10 or 12 more of Caswell to keep them straight.He would act as the Senate ‘BULL-PISTLE’ – one taste from him (the bull pistle) and you sit up straight and fly right ha ha.

    But caswell on another point ‘Under blog If Mia cares’ – I asked you if you knew that the 2016 General order was revoked and also if there were anything in the 2018 General Order which replaced it – that we should pay particular attention to.

    I didn’t see a response.I don’t know if you say that post.

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  • well done. seems as though you are getting advice from a lawyer and not any lawyer but one knowledgeable in the constitutional and administrative matters. i can think of one such person. nevertheless a sensible response.

    we seem to think that our governance system mirrors that of the US where the president can select heads of govt department on a partisan basis. the civil service is a neutral body and should remain so. MPs decide policy and civil servants put those police into practice once they are legal and can be carried out. in effect the politicians are policy makers and the civil servants technical officers.

    nowadays the lines seem to be blurred or getting blurred. a lot of politicians are reaching into technical areas without regard for how the civil service functions or its capacity, and civil servants seem to have political bias.

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  • @ james Greene
    seems as though you are getting advice from a lawyer
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Nonsense….
    Caswell is able to read and understand …and is not encumbered by the albino-centric tendencies that is correlated with lawyers in Barbados.
    Indeed, his main strength is his contempt for lawyers (except for Jeff – but Bushie is working on that slowly… 🙂 )

    This man Alleyne typifies lawyers in Barbados.
    What amazes Bushie is that he continues to push himself as some kind of light…..

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  • The Constitution with all its faults are very clear on that, all such powers are vested in and should be referred to the GG…was she even consulted prior to the appointment.

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  • @Bush Tea

    Was the Senator on his feet for 1hr:25min?

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  • I am not really surprised by Mr. Alleyne’s comments. These are interesting times indeed.

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  • Reblogged this on Caswell Franklyn’s Weblog.

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  • In my view, the critical issue is whether the appointment is a public service appointment or not. If it is, then Caswell is right…appointments must follow the constitutional mandate. If it is not, then it becomes a personal Prime Ministerial or party appointment, one not to be remunerated with public funds…

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  • Caswell seems to get somethings wrong … sometimes!!

    We all do!!

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  • The real Opposition Leader

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  • In the Prime Minister’s interview with David Ellis she was very clear that SHE gave instructions to structure Jong’s contract to die anytime she leaves office. It should be obvious who is right in this matter.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/07/15/an-interview-with-prime-minister-mottley/

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  • TheophiliusGazerts

    Was going to leave but having seen this post I must now wait for Mariposa’s deconstruction.

    Until then “Great job, Caswell”

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  • “This man Alleyne typifies lawyers in Barbados.
    What amazes Bushie is that he continues to push himself as some kind of light”

    I am amazed that articles by Mr Alleyne could attract attention and what amazes me further is the misconception that he is some kind of constitutional guru…..

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  • “Under the head, “Prime Minister’s Office”, the Prime Minister established one post of Director of Communications. That post is therefore a public office and as such, it is subject to section 94. (1) of the Constitution of Barbados, which states:

    Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, power to make appointments to public offices and to remove and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices is hereby vested in the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Service Commission.”

    If the above is indeed the case; there is no need to skirt around the issue. The appointment is ultra vires and could not have occurred if the Prime Minister had proper advice. How we long for senior public officers of the calibre of Sir Frank Blackman, Major Rudolp Daniel, F. A Parris and persons of that ilk not like the square pegs in round holes whose only interest it seems is to fulfill the wishes of their political masters to maintain their own relevance.

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  • I am confused, I don’t hold any brief for Mr. Jong but there have been consultants in the Gov’t going back to OSA’s time and probably before. I knew of a backbencher back in the day (of OSA) who was also a consultant in the Min. of Ed. How were the terms of employment for these consultants defined? Was there a laissez faire approach to these contracts and now Caswell is upsetting the applecart?

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  • Mind Your Business

    Don’ get tie up Sargeant … this particular position is already a Public service position. Maybe the PM should change the name of the position or something, but why not just follow the rules or have the BLP pay for the appointment

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  • @charles skeete August 19, 2018 1:06 PM “How we long for senior public officers of the calibre of Sir Frank Blackman, Major Rudolp Daniel, F. A Parris and persons of that ilk.”

    Well “persons of tat ilk” are dead or dying or retired.

    So my question, do we provide training for our civil servants? Are they required to know, understand the general orders? Do they understand that they must work within the rules, and why they must work within the rules? I’ve had a youngster within the service say to me “the Minister said” my response “I don’t care what the Minister said, I was an adult while the Minister was still peeing his mother’s bed.” It didn’t go down too well…

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  • Caswell

    You were asked a question twice and did not even deign a reply.

    All I would say is it would be helpful to look at a class act in Jeff Cumberbatch.

    There is no question or questioner that he thinks is not worthy of a reply.

    Arrogance is not a jacket that I think would fit you well.

    I still wish you well and expect many good things from you.

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  • To my mind, Ms Mottley’s action, of appointing a director of communications, is an abuse of power that might very well be unconstitutional. It reeks of the corruption that Solutions Barbados and the Barbados Labour Party campaigned

    To my mind everything so far this present govt has presented reeks of corruption

    notransparency

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Section 90 of the Constitution deals with the establishment and composition of the Public Service Commission and states:-

    “There shall be a Public Service Commission for Barbados which shall consist of a Chairman and not less than three nor more than five other members who shall be appointed by the Governor General, acting on the recommendation of the Prime Minister after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, by instrument under the Public Seal.”

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    The members of the Public Service Commission are as follows:

    Mr. David Bowen, C.B.E – Chairman
    Mr. Calvin Springer, G.C.M – Member
    Reverend Canon Burke – Member
    Sir Everton Weekes, KCMG, GCM, O.B.E., LL.D (Hons.), J.P. – Member
    Mr. N. Keith Simmons, Q.C – Member
    Lt.Col. Atheline Branch, M.B.E. – Member

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Caswell, can you tell me if the Public Service Commission members are currently as listed above?

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  • Appointed or not
    Disappointment should be the logo given to this barrage of consultants and advisors
    Cant belive that a country drowning in debt can afford a dog and pony show at taxpayers expense under the guise of ” many hands make for light work” now our politics have been regulated to the bumper sticker mentality
    I blame PDYR for that

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  • Caswell lying low!!

    Too much licks sharing!!

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  • I did a little research and I am somewhat confused. A quick peek at the Estimates for 2018-19, brought to the house by the last DLP lists the established post of Director of Communications within the PM’s office at S6, $88,183 per annum or $7,348 gross per month. The post was also listed in the 2017-18 Estimates. So has PM Mottley created an additional post of Director of Communications or is Jong the Communications Consultant?

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  • Caswell Franklyn

    T. Inniss

    You have me at a loss. Before I went to bed around 4:00 a.m. I browsed the Sunday Sun and saw Ezra Alleyne’s article. I tried to go to sleep but no matter how tired, his rubbish would not let me get to sleep. I got up wrote my response, sent it to BU around 7:50 a.m. and then I went to bed. I got up around 12:00 checked to see if David had posted the article and went back to bed. I am now only seeing that you are chastising me for something that you asked on another thread. Sorry, but I did not follow that one.

    In any event, if you were following the reports, I highlighted four things that were wrong with the order.

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  • Caswell Franklyn

    John

    I am not lying low – just busy.

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  • Great to hear!!

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  • Mr Simple Simon I would continue to posit that all the confusion and incompetence which has permeated the public service at a high level stems from the infamous 1974 constitutional appointments which usurped the powers of the various independent services and placed appointments in the hands of the political directorate bringing political partisanship and connection directly into the management of public affairs and practically throwing in one swoop merit and efficiency along with it through the window. So until those iniquitous amendments used to the detriment of the ineffective management of the country by both political parties over the years are repealed then Governments will continue to be saddled with bar advice by persons having not come through the system are not familiar with the nuances of public service
    management.
    And Mr Simon should any of those Lilliputian Ministers dare to carry any nonsense to those persons I mentioned and others as well
    They would be severely punished with laughter.
    Ministers could not get those principled gentlemen to do nothing which did not conform with public service regulations or the Financial Audit Act.

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  • Caswell @ 4:16 p.m.

    O.K. my brother – no hard feelings.

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  • Now what puzzles me is that in one breath we are touting layoffs and in another we are creating posts the remuneration to which could pay several of those who might be laid off.
    And why must the country be burdened with such an innocuous Goebbels like post of Director of Communications when there is already a Government Chief Education officer and a Minister of Information
    The country is supposed to be broke
    Yet we proceed to install one of the largest cabinets to the ratio of the population in any part of the world.
    It just does not make sense to me but then again according to Mr Lawrence I could be clumsy in my thinking.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    “…In my view, the critical issue is whether the appointment is a public service appointment or not.

    If it is, then Caswell is right…appointments must follow the constitutional mandate.

    If it is not, then it becomes a personal Prime Ministerial or party appointment, one not to be remunerated with public funds…”

    This is the opinion of the Luminary Jeff Cumberbatch and though he Jeff is not the inviolable Nazarene in a few things his opinion is law to de ole man.

    The fact is that after May 24th people are aware of their power and ARE STANDING UP

    Mia Mottley nor none of she followers ent accustomed to this phenomenon AND DEN REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT!!!

    One time her emissary (45Govt thank you) Lucille Moe would have gotten up and tell Caswell as she did “I left the chamber just now ad call Mia and she tell me to say dis SO HUSH TO FVCK UP” and CASWELL would have put his tail between his legs and sat down.

    Now “watch muh now” realizing that she et a demigod AND ALL OF DEM FRIGHTEN OF THE POWER OF THE INTERNET

    But let de ole man go a little further and explain what is really happening and why the subversion of the hiring rules and regulations.

    Charles Jong’s expertise in addition to tekking video recordings that make people uncomfortable is versed in remote access to systems.

    So….anyone of the government’s computers that receives an email attachment from Mia’s office is infected by the “ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME” JONG INFECTION WHICH SCREENSHOTS AND RECORDS ALL THEIR COMMUNICATIONS.

    Now to be truthful this action is a superlative intelligence gathering move worthy of the People’s republic of China or Russia but it constitutes spying on humble ingrunt bajan sheeple

    And timing was critical!!!

    Mia does not have 3 months to go the normal route to hire Jong IT HAD TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY and JONG HAD TO BE GIVEN A TITLE THAT AUTHORUZES HIS ACCESS TO EVERY SINGLE PERMANENT SECRETARIES’ and SOE heads computer!

    Wunna people really ent thinking though

    Why would Mottley be breaking the Public Services Regulations ad setting her dogs Lucille Moe , Ezra Alleyne, and Enuff of Lorenzo duo pun all uh we?

    I thought wunna saw all these details in de udder article dat de ole man write bout Jong?

    I guess wunna doan read de drivel like Caswell pretends heheheheh notwithstanding the peculiarities and similarities of his new blog to heheheheheh

    Here is the thing peeple.

    Mottley can only set up a regime IF WUNNA LET HER.

    All these “long march and breakfast speeches” are from Mao Zedong as Mia continues her actualization of the Bajan Long March, the 6,000-mile historic trek of the Chinese communists and the emergence of Mao Zedong as undisputed party leader.

    (I guess that Enuff of Lorenzo duo will understand when the see the grandson alternating between Chairman Mao Mia and Mugabe heheheh)

    Stay vigilant, lest you sleep, a little, and the night of the long knives envelops you

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item for the Luminary Jeff Cumberbatch and James Greene

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  • @peterlawrencethompson August 19, 2018 3:30 PM “The members of the Public Service Commission are as follows:”

    Mr. David Bowen, C.B.E – Chairman
    Mr. Calvin Springer, G.C.M – Member
    Reverend Canon Burke – Member
    Sir Everton Weekes, KCMG, GCM, O.B.E., LL.D (Hons.), J.P. – Member
    Mr. N. Keith Simmons, Q.C – Member
    Lt.Col. Atheline Branch, M.B.E. – Member

    I have got nothing against old men.

    I lie. i much prefer young men. Lolll!!!

    But…

    why is the public service commission largely male, mostly old, almost entirely OLD MEN when the public service is largely composed of YOUNG WOMEN?

    Do any of those good gentlemen not have any daughters, granddaughters, or great grand daughters who would love to step up to the plate.

    A Simple question.

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  • Piece

    Has Jong been appointed to the long established post of Director of Communications in the PM’s office or is he a Consultant? Lol

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  • Barbados is in a state of confusion
    Not knowning head from foot arm from leg after long years of decadence all propped upon on foreign borrowing
    Now the is that things going to get worse
    What bajans for years belived to be a future of prosperity has turned out to be a future of nightmares
    God help us all

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  • So if not Charles Jong.

    Who then?

    And is S6, $88,183 per annum or $7,348 gross per month adequate remuneration for the post as Director of Communications within the PM’s office?

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  • @pieceuhderockyeahright August 19, 2018 6:12 PM “…versed in remote access to systems…So….anyone of the government’s computers that receives an email attachment from…is infected by the “ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME” JONG INFECTION WHICH SCREENSHOTS AND RECORDS ALL THEIR COMMUNICATIONS.”

    So?

    Surely no sensible employee discusses anything on their employer’s computer, that he or she could not defend.

    So if a government employee has a secret to give or receive why not discuss same on the beach ar Brandons?

    The waves are not bugged yet or are they???

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Enuff of Lorenzo duo

    I rely on the statements of the Luminary Jeff Cumberbatch and that of James Greene

    The latter says and I quote

    “…Under the head, “Prime Minister’s Office”, the Prime Minister established one post of Director of Communications. That post is therefore a public office and as such, it is subject to section 94. (1) of the Constitution of Barbados, which states:

    Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, power to make appointments to public offices and to remove and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices is hereby vested in the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Service Commission.”

    ………… The appointment is ultra vires and could not have occurred if the Prime Minister had proper advice…”

    Does that answer your question? Heheheheh

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  • why is the public service commission largely male, mostly old, almost entirely OLD MEN when the public service is largely composed of YOUNG WOMEN?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Walter took us thru all that already!!

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  • Simple Simon August 19, 2018 6:30 PM

    I have to agree with you most of these men are OLD especially Everton Weekes.
    Imagine young men and women in the Public Service and the Commission has elderly men running the show. All I can do is SMH.

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  • What recommends anyone to sit on the PSC?

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  • Mostly it seems

    Being OLD

    Having TESTICLES

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  • Steupsss…

    Mostly children are in the schools.
    Should children run the schools too?

    Mostly brass bowls are on BU….
    Should mariposa be blog-master-yard-fowl?

    There is nothing wrong with utilising experience, knowledge, self-confidence and maturity in leadership.
    If only we did that….

    Anyway – wunna women will get wunna way….
    According to Isaiah, Women WILL get to run things….

    “How terrible it will be for the wicked!
    Disaster is headed their way,
    because what they did with their hand[ will be repaid to them.
    “As for my people, children are their oppressors,
    and women rule over them.
    My people, your leaders are misleading you—
    they’re giving you confusing directions.

    Patience.

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  • You know if she or Hal Austin were blogmaster your ass would be grass!!!

    #Oshiiiiirt

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  • Piece

    I haven’t seen anything saying Jong was appointed to the post of Director of Communications. Nor have I seen any evidence that the post was established by the current PM. The contents of last week’s resolution read:

    RESOLVED that Parliament approve the rates of salaries and allowances, applicable to the posts of Personal Assistant to the Prime Minister, Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister, the Press Secretary, Executive Personal Secretary and Clerical Officer as set out in the Schedule with effect from the date shown in the Schedule.

    What appointment?

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  • @enuff

    From the 26th minute of the press interview with Ellis the prime minister speaks to Jong and the contract being structured to be terminated w,hen she leaves office.

    Comment?

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  • @ David
    Why do you think Bushie created ‘Bush Tea at Large’ before joining BU?
    …think only Piece is a conspiracy theorist?
    LOL
    ha ha ha

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Enuff of Lorenzo duo

    Heheheheh

    It would appear as if a vigilant public gots wunna catsptaddle and on the back foot

    Heheheheh

    Doan worry AS LONG AS DE BAJANS REMAIN VIGILANT WUNNA GOING GOT TO RETRACT NUFF TINGS

    For example dat ingrunt idea by oblong head Kerrie bout ferries from the east coast travelling to Bridgetown

    Steupsee thank goodness that ever since he tried to oust Mia that she has his number.

    You know if he was not a symminds he would have been gone every since?

    You see how people starting to disclose the particulars of DLP contracts and at the same time the BLP arrangements start emerging?

    This is how we going mek wunna honest and at the same time all the details of the dual pay contracts going surface heheheheh

    Doan worry we got this….

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  • Piece

    Who wunna? Now you shifting stupse. I like robust debate not shyte talk. Then again you thought Monique Taitt was a government senator. Counsel rests.

    David

    Are you saying that Jong has been contracted to fill the post of Director of Communications?

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  • @enuff

    In the interview she started to address the matter of director of communications and left it unfinished. Unfortunately David Ellis did not close it out. She started to say that she froze the position of director of communications in the Home Affaires aiffice and trailed.

    The question then is what Rh is his JD and how much is he being paid. Bear in mind this is a government preaching transparency.

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  • David

    So your issue is JD and remuneration. Nothing wrong with your position.

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  • @ Enuff
    Stop being cheeky do…

    The USA is about to string up Trump by the balls for encouraging the Russians to do his communications dirty work for him …and your new government STARTS by questionably hiring a foreigner to do the same shiite in Barbados?
    …and by questionably resurrecting Tom’s son – AFTER another ‘Thompson’ ran us down shit street?

    Steupsss… Let the damn BLP pay the man to do BLP dirty work nuh…. Obviously now that Mia realises that she CANNOT shut down social media, she has decided if you can’t shut them down then let’s infiltrate them…. but shiite man – wunna going mek we pay for OUR OWN lynchings?

    Even the Quakers were not that mean….

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Brother in Arms Bush Tea

    Here is the thing

    Enuff of Lorenzo duo is a real simpleton as are they all with their blind trust

    Imagine that Chairman Mia Mao ZeJong, the incoming hope of Bajan politics, purportedly brings with her the illustrious baggage of wiretapping.

    She then engages one Charles Ze Jong whose job description is unknown and whose claim to fame is being deported from a fellow CARICOM territory (heheheheheh dat deported comment is for Enuff to have a conniption over)

    The man’s expertise is acquiring information from people’s hard drives alrighty.

    And yet, with all of this questionable history, Chairman Mia Mao ZeJong ‘s followers do not think that she WILL DO THE SAME SURVEILLANCE ON THEM as she is purported to have done on her then leader and Barbados ‘ once prime minister Owen Arthur.

    What fools these mortals be…

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  • You watch and see – this Charles Jong issue is not dying because it is egregious.He will end up giving Mia political diarrhea.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    The thing about this T Inniss is that all she had to do was to pay him from the BLP budget for a few months as her consultant.

    He would have continued under the radar and no one would have been the wiser.

    Then do the changeover and not even Caswell would have noticed.

    But Chairman Mia Mao ZeJong is ABIVE THE LAW and this action manifests the true nature of who she is and what we can expect if we are not vigilant

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  • Two women took issue with men being appointed to positions that oversee mainly female dominated work force. In certain circumstances one can see the relevance of gender based appointments. However, in this instance there are those who seem to be suggesting that there is no relevance for men, old or young in this world. Suddenly of late, there has been a clamor for women to be given every job or position available whenever possible.With the exception of Bush Tea, all the men submitting here either ignored or has let it slide. What I have observed and very often confirmed by other men who aren’t female pooch sniffing fools is that we men are living in some very perilous times. Before my time, men went into the fields and produced the sugar at back breaking labor, men went into the schools and taught the nation’s children from which these angry belligerent ladies doth sprung. What we have in Barbados today is as a result of the intelligence and industrious nature of our men. If you women having acquired a taste for pokey and SUV’s, then get on with it, but please desist from belittling the good men of Barbados.Women are the majority, therefore a woman should be head; look what the hell you lot did with your sons since the 80’s, raised a bunch of pussy ass sons, now a bunch of sissyfied billy goat, men who aren’t half the man I was before I took the 11 plus in 1970.

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  • @CAswell
    Keep batting buddy!!

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/173078/pm-attend-caricom-conference

    This link above made it clear that Jong is being paid as “Director of Communications (designate)”

    @David
    Whether the post is frozen or not later it must still follow the rules as long as it is an established/temporary Public Servie post.

    If he was hired as a consultant there wouldn’t have been a need for all of the palaver.

    AS I said somewhere else, just because the last 6 were so bad, that doesn’t mean we have to let this hald dozen do whatever they feel like.

    So questions for MAM are

    Is Mr. Jong the Director of Communications or Acting Director of Communcations?
    If yes, is he being paid with taxpayer money for a Public Service post and was he duly and properly appointed?

    If no, has he been hired as a consultant?

    If yes, has he been hired by the Government of Barbados, or the Barbados Labour Party

    If GOB, does he still work for the governments of Dominica and St. Kitts???
    If yes, what conditions guide his operations, given that communications is primarily a propaganda position (i.e. which Lord is he serving??)

    A peek at how the Ross issue played out should shine light on everything. There is now zero daylight between Rosseau and Bridgetown given that the same actors are advising (running) the two governments.

    Mr. Henry should take a bow.

    MAM would do well however to strategize and politicise in the national interest first and foremost. Leave the intra-regional politics until Barbados is back on its feet.

    Just observing

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  • @observing

    Hartley is reading? Let us see how the narrative is modified.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Observing

    Chairman Mia Mao ZeJong ‘s Intra regional theatrics is to set up a base board for National Indicative Programming funds that only can be accessed by regional consortia

    The European Union funding comes to mind so de ole man would advise you to observe those meetings with that in mind

    Additionally I recall that in my notes there was a ferry initiative.

    So whereas the idiot oblong head would have been told part of the idea because he is intellectually challenged, he ran off with ” ferries running from the east coast and North coast

    The dummy was not privacy to the whole concept so…..like monkey handling gun….he sprouted pup.

    Now leh de ole man tell you wuh going happen.

    The ferry concept going resurface with the border crossing initiative (another reason why Eric Holder was invited to Barbados)

    So you see all this LIAT thing THAT IS SMOKE and mirrors to direct your attention to the air while our expeditionary forces landing by sea.

    You ent observing everything is you heheheheh but “WATCH MUH NOW “

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Privy not privacy** These little devices are very temperamental

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  • Is there no real parliamentarian in the House or Senate. “A parliamentarian is an expert on parliamentary procedure who advises organizations and deliberative assemblies. This sense of the term “parliamentarian” is distinct from the usage of the same term to mean a member of Parliament.”

    “Generally, the parliamentarian’s role is purely advisory. At meetings, the parliamentarian should unobtrusively call the attention of the presiding officer to serious errors in procedure. However, the advice of a parliamentarian is generally not binding on the presiding officer of an assembly.”

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Senator Caswell Franklyn

    I am slowly going through this 5th Sitting of the Honourable Senate “looking” at the words and “listening” to the motions.

    And yes those verbs were purposely juxtaposed against nouns that they customarily would never come close to.

    But I want to convey the thought pattern of this conspiracy theorist so that you DO NOT GET LOST as you read my DRIVEL

    at 1:54:24 I noted with some interest that Senator Lynette Holder was seated next to you in the senate and you were showing her something on your computer screen.

    Now, given that the video leaing up to that point was spent listening to the DRIVEL (i hope i used that word correctly) of Rudy Grant? I was not able to say how you got to what you were reading but….

    I would sincerely hope Caswell that when there people give you documents to read on USB sticks you do not stick the information into your computer to retrieve the document and read them.

    Imagine that what you are doing is having unprotected sex with a prostitute.

    Forgive me for likening the BLP senator(s) to prostitutes but i wanted you to have a harsh awakening as to the dangers and double jeopardy of such an act for while all unprotected sex with outside partners is dangerous such with a prostitute seems to potentially be moreso dangerous.

    So you take that file and insert it in your machine and whatever you do on that machine thereafter is compromised.

    But please cut away the drivel narrative and focus on the substantive info that i am providing you.

    You either need to carry around two machines and decide that you will use one of them for official business and the other for personal stuff OR ALL YOUR UNITY CASES and strategies against the GOB in any matters of public worker representation WILL BE KNOWN TO THEM BEFORE YOU EVEN START NEGOTIATING

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item for Senator Caswell Franklyn

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  • @whiteHill August 20, 2018 3:11 AM “Two women took issue with men being appointed to positions that oversee mainly female dominated work force. In certain circumstances one can see the relevance of gender based appointments. However, in this instance there are those who seem to be suggesting that there is no relevance for men, old or young in this world. Suddenly of late, there has been a clamor for women to be given every job or position available whenever possible…Before my time, men went into the fields and produced the sugar at back breaking labor, men went into the schools and taught the nation’s children.”

    Get over yourself. Some of we women too “went into the fields and produced the sugar at back breaking labor.” Working in agriculture was never only a male thing. I did it. My mother did it. My grandmothers did it, and ALL of my female relatives from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

    Yes. Men are still relevant.

    No. Women don’t wan’t every single job, just our FAIR share.

    It is inequitable that in 2018 the the Public Service Commission is 83.3% male, mostly elderly males, when the electorate, the taxpayers, the public service is mostly young, and mostly female.

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  • Caswell Franklyn

    Thanks Piece.

    Sent from my iPad

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  • I sat back waiting on you to tell me that your women went into the fields as well…true to form!

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  • ” The public is reminded that the Joint Select Committee on the Integrity in Public Life Bill 2018 will commence its work next Monday, August 27, in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings, Bridgetown, at 1:30 p.m.
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    The Bill is currently available at Parliament, the Government Printing Department, post offices across the island, public libraries and online at http://www.barbadosparliament.com. “

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  • Pie ought to give these conspiracy therries a rest before they send you to the nut house.I mean every day you on here with some conspiracy theory ,it really becoming tiresome.You need to find something to do with all the free time you have.I had promise not to respond to you any further ,as leader of the Opposition but seeing some of the drivel you have continued to post,everyday I decided to break that promise and respond to you,and just for the record I am not a member of the BLP,or do I know Ms Mottley personally.It is just my belief she is trying her best after the worst Government in Barbados history and needs to be given some time to turn things around,and not be hounded every day by you and your ,in my view non sensical conspiracy theories.This is my final reply to you.

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  • TheophiliusGazerts

    Before the great whitewash Mariposa did not deny her allegiance to the DLP, but here we have members of the new dream team stating ‘ust for the record I am not a member of the BLP’. Enuff and Lorenzo… man up

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  • “Have we no shame? That is the question that I wanted them to ask themselves last Sunday as they met in George Street,” said Mottley of the DLP’s annual party conference. She indicated that new laws would prohibit Ministers from “going and acting in certain types of businesses within three to five years after they leave holding a ministry, so that the country can have the confidence that a person is not serving their own interest while making decisions in the name of the tax payers in this country”
    +++++++++++++++++++
    Just saw this quote from MAM in Barbados Today and it reminded me of something I wrote in response to “David” about Jones becoming Chancellor of the offshore medical school on Aug 9-2018

    @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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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Enuff of Lorenzo duo rather Lorenzo of Enuff.

    I wish that what is was touting about the Chairman was not something that could not substantiate.

    For unlike many here on BU, EVERY SINGLE THING DE OLE MAN SAYS I can substantiate.

    I LIE NO LONGER, do you understand that?

    He whom i serve give me the power to speak and He convicts me against untruths.

    But having said this, I Paul, was once Saul, and a killer of “Christians” so I accept that if I can claim to be saved, I must be willing to extend such reconciliation possibilities to all fellow men.

    You call what I am doing hounding but let me say this to you kind sir.

    Mia Amor Mottley would tell you that what I am speaking to as to the elements of the administration that she leads is true.

    I impute to her their sins and active indiscretions BECAUSE THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT SHE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE as her 30-0 team AND THE SENATORS.

    So what is it that you say that I am “hounding” Mia with?

    Is it the Illegal Jong appointment which is at variance with the Public Service Regulations? Dont get tied up! what Jong did for the BLP is admirable, to get those 21 of her 30 dufuses ready was a Herculean task. But to hire Jong to continue the task of the BLP government is dishonest.

    So I will talk out about that.

    Why Lie about White Oak? The men are professionals who have achieved their mark in the sovereign debt world SO WHY FABRICATE A LIE ABOUT THE FIRM’s achievements?

    There was no reason for that lie SO I WILL TALK ABOUT THAT

    Why change the constitution to bring back 3 people when all she has to do is await the effluxion of time and appoint them (there are only how many opposition senators again? SO I GINE TALK BOUT DAT TOO

    Who get up in the HoA and say that he want more money for he salary? was it Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right OR GLINE CLARKE?

    You mean to tell me Lorenzo that people going get fired from the government and that vagabond want a salary increase?

    I am not going to talk about the drug busts and its implications because My Soul waiteth upon The Lord for mine expectation is from Him. What i have seen, i have seen and I was shown the 30-0 as I was shown Verla Depieza as I was shown Mottley’s legacy.

    But I have seen the beasts that surround Mottley and I know that she has to do something about these animals else they will destroy her AND HER LEGACY

    Let me give you another “word” that i have been shown.

    “Chairman Mao has to administer the law to these men and women that have stolen these monies.

    When the common man and woman in the street see that she is doing what she said she would do and doing the right thing, IT WILL GALVANIZE MOST OF THE CITIZENS to a different level of hope because she has shown that she will bring change.”

    You making it seem like i am creating the talking points pun a daily basis though.

    BARBADOS HAS 150 days to deliver a concrete proposal to the IMF which shows real tangibles.

    IF MIA DOES NOT DELIVER,not only will she be a one term prime minister but Barbados will be tossed into the center of the flames.

    When I post a Stoopid Cartoon like the one below you look at it and say that I am on Mottleys case and hounding her.

    I say to Mottley that the increase while desirable WAS POORLY THOUGHT OUT and did not benefit from true Bajan cantric Thought Leaders like Caswell Franklyn.

    The people at Z26 should have gotten the bulk of the increase with those at the top tier gettin much less.

    SO MY MAN I GOING KEEP HOUNDING Mia cause of what “I have seen” and what had come to pass and what she is not doing optimally, AND WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED.

    You do realize that ensconced in my drivel are some suggestion and offers but at the end of the day WHEN I LOOK AT HER 1st and 2nd ELEVEN de ole man does get frighten AS DOES SHE I am sure.

    Steupseee,

    Have a Good Night’s Rest I going and see what other drivel i can write

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