Karma Does NOT Sleep | Political Class Devoid of Ideas

The following comment posted by Bush Tea to the Senator Rawdon Adams Sobering Intervention in the Debt Restructure Debate blog. It is a view we have discussed in the BU discussion rooms over the years – David, blogmaster

 

@ Piece

 

What amazes Bushie is that wunna continue to miss the OBVIOUS FACT that some dark force (that is intent on our demise) HAS to be manipulating the minds of Bajans in particular … and of the world in general.

NO OTHER LOGICAL EXPLANATION IS EVEN CONCEIVABLE.

Imagine…

 

We find that the Government is spending TOO MUCH money on wages and salaries. We have known this for YEARS…

 

ANY JACKASS (including Maripoka ) would IMMEDIATELY conclude that the solution is to reduce ALL salaries and wages by a percentage amount that regains BALANCE.

 

That way, EVERYONE shares in the pain…. and we ALL continue to survive …while hopefully building a new arrangement that makes sense.

INSTEAD…. OUR JACKASSES IN CHARGE choose to send home thousands of low level workers whose wages are so small that it takes thousands of them to allow the Government to pay for the new Deputy PSs ..and other big-ups that they have recruited ….. along with their recent 5% pay INCREASE.

But THAT is not the joke….

The yardfowls and LACKIES (like the BHTA head in BT, The Unions, the Press …. even BU Bloggers….) ALL seem to have brought into this idiotic albino-centric approach – Apparently each hoping to maximise their OWN PERSONAL positions -rather than think of the COMMUNITY CENTRIC benefits of sharing the pain.

Only a wutless, stinking, RH DEVIL could be so low- minded as to drive such a destructive influence into brass bowl minds…..

…and instead of focusing on the SELFISH and GREEDY approach being taken, from From the PM down to BU bloggers …are talking shiite about the fact that some of the unfortunates who were sacrificed did not get their cheques when kicked out the door…..

But Karma does NOT sleep.

 

The plimplers will be PARTICULARLY sharp in the grass that is reserved for such selfish demons.

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  • @William,
    I am aware that part of the Bajan condition is a mistaken belief that our experiences are unique. But we have had a similar experience in the UK to the rise of the administrative and political elites in Barbados.
    Basically, the constitutional independence settlement in Barbados was that the blacks will have political power while the local whites will have economic power. Both have failed. The black politicians, mainly lawyers, have shown themselves to be grossly incompetent; and the whites have shown themselves to be equally incompetent at running local businesses. They had to give way to the Trinidadians – until the New Barbadians take over.
    In the UK, until the 1970s, Caribbean people were well organised: we had social and political organisations; we reduced the impact of banks not lending by organising sou-sous, partners, meeting, call them what you like.
    Then two things happened: the introduction and expansion of polytechnics and the birth of the Greater London Council, under the misguided leadership of Ken Livingstone.
    We started getting young, black polytechnic graduates, mainly employed in local government and what we call the race industry. They then rejected all the institutions they parents had created on the bogus basis that they had degrees. I won’t go on. Their programme was funded through the Labour-controlled local authorities and the Loony Left Labour party.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Enuff October 28, 2018 2:22 PM
    “Here is a scenario: a 10% cut of WARU’s salary would put her in a position where she can’t pay her mortgage while her co-worker Bushie can afford it because he owns his home and the wife born with a silver spoon in her mout. Do you know how many government workers are in a similar position to WARU with respect to their mortgage or other key recurring expenses?
    As stupid as it sounds, an across the board cut could very well have a greater impact and would be more difficult to monitor how people are coping. I will stay losing.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And what about those who have lost their jobs (only source of income)?

    Those with reduced incomes would have to adjust their conspicuous-consumption sailing habits to suit their smaller income-earning cloth.

    Why can’t the senior public sector managers give up their perks as a show of national commitment? But should they object with such greed in a time of national crisis they can pack their public sector ‘Georgie’ bundles full of poverty in performance and head to the private sector where they can earn much more (so they think as if the private sector can afford such a bunch of parasitic incompetents as they have demonstrated over the years while aiding and abetting their corrupt political masters in the decimation of the Bajan economy.

    “Enuff”, Bajans are either all in the sinking boat together and must start ‘baling’ out the water or the entire ship will sink with the only way back to land being an externally imposed ‘across-the-board sacrifice’ through the dreaded disease called Devaluation with those with the most to lose having to make the biggest sacrifice because they would be forced to get rid of their big rides and SUVs.

    Let Mia show she really cares by also recovering some of those millions taken from the taxpayers in the dying days of the party which made up the previous crooked corrupt deceitful lying administration before asking the ordinary Bajan to carry the financial burden recently imposed on their already broken-down shoulder.

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  • Enuff must be consulting with Kellman.
    His is the most asinine comment so far for the year… on ANY topic.

    What manner of person can compare the inability to pay a mortgage with the alternative of a family losing ALL its income and hence cannot even eat or pay rent?

    Any Public Officer whose mortgage is at risk because of a 10% pay cut has LONG over-extended themselves …and needs to rethink the SIZE of their mortgage (just as the Shiite government has over-extended itself with the debt …and needs to down-size that debt)

    Even if someone has to find a MORE MODEST home, or give up the BMW, or stop sending the children to Miami every year…. how the Hell does that compare with a family now having to live on the streets and to beg for handouts….?

    @ Enuff
    A pox be upon your pouch!!!
    Bushie LONG thought that it was you advising Mia…..

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  • lol..and using me as an example. ..

    …that Enuff in Wonderland 68 thing seems to be going to his head…

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  • Speaking of Karma…

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  • “Let Mia show she really cares by also recovering some of those millions taken from the taxpayers in the dying days of the party which made up the previous crooked corrupt deceitful lying administration before asking the ordinary Bajan to carry the financial burden recently imposed on their already broken-down shoulder.”

    I don’t know which part of that Mia and Dale don’t understand…they do not have to legislate anything to lock up the former ministers and the crooks in the minority community for THEFT and FRAUD…those legislation are ALREADY ON THE STATUTE BOOKS…they already know who signed what and who received what…both Marshall and Mia have the DPPs office AND the police available and accessible to them….to lock up the frauds, thieves and crooks and recover the people’s moneymoney.

    Mia can ask FBI for HELP instead of running all over the place borrowing money the island will never be able to repay in the short term….why is she so hesitant to lock up the thieves who landed the country in massive debt, she wants the victims of DLP and minority thieves to sacrifice and suffer…..while she is giving the criminals a free pass.

    .I don’t know what shite Mia is talking, but Donville should start singing..

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  • Enuff October 28, 2018 2:22 PM

    “Walter

    Of course in your opinion I lost, after all you are one of the many attackers.

    Bushie comes on the blog with no evdience-base to back up his idea but I lost…lmao. All yuh continue, it is sad when the intelligentsia talking piss and they and their cohorts are convinced dem right. Bushie’s approach is falsely based on the assumption that all the workers’ have similar financial commitments or similar household financing. Here is a scenario: a 10% cut of WARU’s salary would put her in a position where she can’t pay her mortgage while her co-worker Bushie can afford it because he owns his home and the wife born with a silver spoon in her mout. Do you know how many government workers are in a similar position to WARU with respect to their mortgage or other key recurring expenses?”

    Enuff,
    Look at the responses your comments justifiably attracted:

    millertheanunnaki October 28, 2018 3:22 PM
    “And what about those who have lost their jobs (only source of income)?”

    Bush Tea October 28, 2018 3:36 PM
    “Enuff must be consulting with Kellman.
    His is the most asinine comment so far for the year… on ANY topic.
    What manner of person can compare the inability to pay a mortgage with the alternative of a family losing ALL its income and hence cannot even eat or pay rent?”

    WARU October 28, 2018 3:39 PM
    “lol..and using me as an example. ..
    …that Enuff in Wonderland 68 thing seems to be going to his head…”

    You have accused me of attacking you, and you have accused the others of “talking piss”.

    At this point, I believe that it is my turn to “talk piss”.

    Up to 1994, the law allowed parliament to cut civil servants’ salaries.
    From 1987 – 1994, when it came to managing the economy of Barbados, PM Sandiford did not have a clue. Not surprisingly, the economy crash landed on the doorsteps of the IMF under his watch. One of the instruments the Sandiford administration had at its disposal, and which it used, was the ability to cut salaries (8%). The salary cuts helped, and with the aid of an IMF programme, the economy of Barbados was brought back into equilibrium by September 1994 when Owen Arthur took over as PM.

    A Barbadian law had been used to help alleviate the pain and suffering of thousands of civil servants. The law proved to be a valuable option for the country when its back was against the wall. Up came “powful-foolish” Owen Arthur in 1994, and the first thing he did was to stupidly get rid of the salary cut option available to government.

    In 2008, knowing full well that he was leading a band of political pirates in search of “fatted calf” treasure, David Thompson ought to have used his 2/3 majority (20 – 10) to re-institute the legal ability of parliament to cut civil servants’ salaries. This would have been done in anticipation of the destruction that he and his merry, gay band of men were going to inevitably visit upon Barbadians and the economy. He did not. May his soul find a final resting place

    In 2018, after winning the general election (30 – 0), PM Mottley discovered that the economy of Barbados was terribly out of alignment. One option at her disposal was to amend the constitution to grant government the legal right to cut civil servants’ pay. We know that all options ought to be considered and explored. Yet, PM Mottley has steered clear of this option, and has decided instead to amend the constitution for reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with fixing our economic problems. Why?

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  • Cause it’s clear Mia is on crap which will eventually blowback on her, she just cannot see it yet…blinded by all the bullshit, but we will enjoy the show that has already stated.

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  • Yep, my boy nis still as sharp as a tack

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  • 🙂 nis=is 🙂

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  • @ Walter 5.36 pm
    Yuh Think…??!!!
    Wuh even Maripoka (were she of sound mind) would see the value of this approach.
    …. far less the bright, ambitious, sharp as nails…Mia – who cares…

    But as said before….
    What amazes Bushie is that wunna continue to miss the OBVIOUS FACT that some dark force (that is intent on our demise) HAS to be manipulating the minds of Bajans in particular
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Don’t ignore the FACT Sir ….that…
    “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,……”

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  • ” The BLP’s 80th Annual General Conference officially began yesterday and featured an address by Prime Minister Mottley. The conference will continue today at the Lodge School with a featured address by Opposition Leader of Jamaica, Dr. Peter Phillips.”

    Why would the ruling party of Barbados invite the opposition leader of a Caribbean country to address their Annual General Conference ?

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  • Even worse sre these pretend men of god spreading lies and propaganda among the gullible Bajan population who ELECTED Mia and her gang and PUT THEM in the parliament..

    ….these fraudulent men of god who should themselves be locked away in a deep dark prison…far, far away from Black people,

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  • But then again why first option to dislocate and uproot must begin with the civil servants in the form of cut wages or job cuts unfair if u ask me
    What about the private sector
    Look with all the financial problems Mia has not asked of them wholeheartedly sufficient and enough to pull their weigh
    They are a bunch of top loaders who have also sucked the system dry
    Not only has Mia not breathe fire and brimstone on the private sector but has applied a multiplier effect by offering more of tax payers money in the form of concessions which she calls “leveling the playing field”
    Which in my mind is a political payback which in turn is an another downward economic spiral waiting for taxpayers to repay

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  • Can you tell us who pay the wages of those employed in the private sector?

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  • fortyacresandamule

    Jamaica didn’t send home one public sector worker, yet still, it was able to stabilise its economy within two years of the IMF programme.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    As a matter of fact, since Jamaica’s independence, only one time has the government ever embaked on mass layoff and that was in the mid-80s. Public sector workers in Jamaica are almost untouchables when it comes to issue of mass redundancy/retrenchment.

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  • @fortyacresandamule

    Was it because of the strength of the trade union movement or a deliberate policy to protect workers.

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  • @40 acres

    Don’t leave us hanging, what did Jamaica do? What lessons can we learn from Jamaica?

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  • You asked who pay the private Sector wages
    Alll govt concessions are part and parcel aided in the wages of the private sector employee
    Exhibit A when the economy flounders the hue and cry which emits from the private sector asking for more govt financial support

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  • The government has no direct control over what the private sector pays its workers.

    Private sector workers pay taxes which go towards paying public workers.

    If you want to make a point be prepared to sensibly defend it.

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  • Have any one notice how slick Mia (is) after stealing the retirees and PENSIONERS money she give them an option of job offers which would put these poor people back to work
    I dont think most understand the smoke and mirror optics behind this political “play”
    Just imagine one day a thief taking your hard earned savings and telling u after all not so bad he / she has a job offer for u
    For one i would explicitly tell that joker to ki.ss my ars…s

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  • I have defend my point .you do not have to agree
    The private Sector in barbados is known to deliver little of value to expanding the growth if the economy
    Outside building a finacial nest for their own self-interest and throwing crumbs back into the economy in the form of jobs
    The other side of the coin reveals a Sector who has relied on govt heavily in times of economic downturns issuing threats of possibly lay offs which in turn forces govt to go to the taxpayers piggy bank giving them loans in order to bail them out
    Loans which most of the time have not been repaid
    So dont come here defending the indefensible when all and sundry knows from past experience how the private sector has operated in their own interest so much so ( enough for anyone to state that govt support has aided them in employee wages

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  • ” For instance, according to the official circular of the notice, ministers as well as permanent secretaries and officers of related grades would now fly economy class for flights of four hours or less. For flights in excess of four hours, it would be business class.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/208848/travel-bite

    FLY BUSINESS CLASS. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WORK WHILE IN FLIGHT.

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  • Business Class Airbus A321-200: Seat width of 21 inches and 37-inch seat pitch.

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  • @ David BU

    ” The Prime Minister will also participate in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s Cruise Conference and Trade Show in Puerto Rico on November 5 and 6 with some of the other Heads of Government from the CARICOM Community.

    While Mottley is on official business overseas, Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, George Payne, will perform the functions of Prime Minister. (BT/BGIS)”

    George “THE HAT MAN”Payne would be a good name for a boxer or wrestler.

    effin it did Freundel Stuart dat did gine to a Trade show in Puerto Rico wunna would be screaming blue murder.

    Now if I did Prime Minister wunna couldn’t sen me cause wid all dem pretty womens I would be seekin asylum.

    As we say in Canada. Same old same old.or plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

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  • TALK YUH TALK

    ““We have come to the point where these contracts cannot be accepted. I spoke to you earlier and told you we are paying one million dollars a month effectively for a (BWA headquarters) building and a lease and for those who say I know the people, I know them, but I know everybody across Barbados too and nobody must ever get confused with friendship and duty, and nobody must ever get confused with contribution and ownership. This woman here will not be held hostage to anybody or by anybody,” she said.”

    https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/contracts-be-renegotiated

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  • Mia should not get confused with the words JUSTICE and vengeance either…as a lawyer and now PM she should be pushing for JUSTICE TO BE SERVED…against those in the former government and in the minority business community who ripped off the treasury and pension fund…and left the island in massive DEBT and BROKE with an ugly reputation worldwide..

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  • fortyacresandamule

    @ David and Hants. Yes they do have strong trade unions and successive governments have always maintained a policy of avoiding MASS layoff mostly for political reason. However, that is not to say public sector workers are not given pink slips from time to time, but It is mostly done on a small continuous stealthy level. So rather than fired 10000 workers all at once, you could accomplish the same task over an extended period of time.

    The Government of Jamaica has been on a continuous public sector transformation since the 1990s. Slowly retrenching and consolidating its public sector work force. Nonetheless, It’s still has a huge wage bill based IMF benchmark. The IMF metric for the wage bill is that it should not exceed 9% of GDP. In Jamaica’s case it’s between (10-11%). This is the only benchmk that consistently eludes Jamaica’s IMF target.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Fortyacres and a mule at 11:29 AM

    ”This is the only bench mark that consistently eludes Jamaica “. and so it should. The correct number and quality of hands make for effective policy implementation.

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  • @Vincent

    The question is how is the quality and correct number determined?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    The quality and number is determined what output is required and tailoring the quantity and quality of the labour force. It must be done carefully , deliberately and through attrition ,on the job retraining and within the four corners of industrial law and practice. Aiming for an idiotic metric pulled out of a hat is not the way to go. Government is for the people.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    ” determined BY what output is required”.

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  • Wuhloss!!!

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  • I am not getting in a pseudo argument about Jamaica but I am just asking:
    How many have actually visited JA ?
    How many have seen the schools in JA?
    How many know the value of the $JA?
    Did any body on this blog ever use a primitive out house / toilet at primary school ? If so state year
    How many know about public housing in JA?
    How many know about the real poverty in JA ?
    Before we go heralding the failed policies of the IMF in JA and believe that it is that good for Bim; we better think twice.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ William Skinner

    You are asking the correct questions. They are certainly comparing apples and oranges. But misery likes company .

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  • William…what got me going…Mia is trotting out a Jamaican Opposition leader to endorse her BERT plan, who has no clue what the hell he is talking about because he was never PM in Jamaica managing any austerity measures …..steupppss…she is still insulting the intelligence of the vey people who ELECTED her in Barbados….she better pray BERT works…

    ah guess she is still to notice the spotlight being shone on her government…particularly since she is hypocritically aligning herself with the same criminal minorities who helped the corrupt DLP ministers bring the island and people to their knees.

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  • The judas, traitor lawyers in the Mia government are being called out….Mia can’t complain…she put this lawyer wretch and all the other lawyer wretches in place to preside over this cockup…at taxpayer’s expense.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/10/30/what-authority/

    “JOHNNY CROW
    This foreigner woman comes across as another dictator in good company. Both she Abrahams and her husband are lawyers, so they all know this is wrong.I want to see the fallout for the government, when these fat cats send out the BWA agents to turn off poor people’s water mains, I want to see that.Forty-five dollars is nothing to exist in their pockets, but it is a lot of cash in a poor man’s hand, believe me. The reality is, that people cannot afford the huge payments. A bunch of heartless bullies who need to wheel and come again.”

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  • The only winners in BERT would be the international financial companies to whom barbados owes debt
    The citizenry would continue to feel pain and hardship as this govt tries relentlessly to get blood out of stone
    The retirees and pensioners savings which was gobbled up by govt is sound proof of what is in stored for Barbados

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  • And the stupid Jamaican minister got to be a jacka ss to open his mouth with such a BERT pronouncement without having access to Barbados economic and financial potfolio
    Makes me wonder how much he was bribed to make such an asinine comment

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  • The misinformed are at it again. Who was Minister of Finance in Jamaica when they entered into the recent IMF programme?

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  • Who ever was the mInister of finance in Jamaica when jA entered an IMF program is irrelevant to barbados current problems
    Unless the joker has inside or firsthand information about barbados economic portfolio.He ought to mind his orJamaica problems and keep his shit..ty nose out of barbados problems
    Furthermore what good solution for Barbados econmic problem can be derived from his mouthings

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  • Who ever was the mInister of finance in Jamaica when jA entered an IMF program is irrelevant to barbados current problems
    Unless the joker has inside or firsthand information about barbados economic portfolio.He ought to mind his orJamaica problems and keep his shit..ty nose out of barbados problems
    Furthermore what good solution for Barbados econmic problem can be derived from his mouthings

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  • @ WARU

    There is a big myth making the rounds that Grenada, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands, that sought IMF assistance are now booming and therefore, our entering the IMF is the “ in thing” to do.
    I have stated on this blog, that as far as I have read, the IMF has stated that the real goal of reform. will be realized in fifteen years. That puts us at 2033. It means that any child born in our country today will be living under an austerity program that will finally be completed , it its totality , when he/she is fifteen years old.
    I note that just a week or so ago, one source said that no more than 1500 will go home. Within forty eight hours, another source said 2500.
    Today I read where an economist has stated that those numbers will not get the expected result. It is now conservatively believed that at least 6000 workers have to be replaced.
    Owen Arthur, who was heralded as the greatest Minister of Finance, has emphatically stated that we need more money than the IMF has approved.
    All I am saying is that while I wish our government well, I strongly believe that the use and abuse of statistics is now widespread.
    about
    About six years ago, I read in a very affluent magazine. that a country in Africa economy had grown by six percent. Within a few pages, I read that in the same country , poverty was widespread and there were schools being conducted under trees; teachers had nothing but chalk; children never saw a book etc.
    It is pure folly to tell me that Jamaica is doing so great when In natural fact that country’s standard of living and so on is in many cases is not at our level.
    Again and with very good reason , I ask this simple question: Is there anybody writing in this blog, who when at public primary school in Barbados , went to a school, that used a pit toilet? If so kindly inform the year or period.
    It is quite amazing that we were once saying that we want to be like Singapore and now we talking about Grenada and Jamaica!!!!!
    The simple truth is that we are now being managed by the IMF and our sovereignty is under threat unless we meet their targets. It is an indictment that the BLPDLP cannot escape for taking our country into the wicked arms of the IMF on three occasions since independence.
    The civil servants who are now bring berated should be thanked for keeping this country afloat. If not for the public servants, this country would have been nothing more than sand because of the deliberate rape and plunder executed by the vagabonds in the BLPDLP and their pals in the private sector.
    Not s failed state yet but…………..

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  • Is the Minister of Energy too much of an optimist in expecting a massive injection of foreign exchange into the Barbados Economy as a result of the SOL transaction?

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/10/30/near-green-light/

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