A Grenville Phillips Column – Lunacy

Jo-Ann Haigh

She was the most visible demonstration of rare competence during the last DLP administration. Despite everything falling around her (low water pressure, water outages, water leaks, sewage in the streets, etc), she made us feel that the BWA truly cared and were trying their best.

She appeared to single-handedly manage two national crises that were not improving, but getting worse. Yet she performed to a level of excellence that is not normal in the public or private sector of any country on this planet. As Communications Manager, she seemed to be on call 24/7/365 and consistently on point – an impressive level of commitment.

Most persons appear to receive national honours for doing work for which they were already paid to do. If there was ever an exemplar of a person who went far beyond the call of duty in putting Barbados first, and the needs of Barbadians over her own, it was Joy-Ann Haigh. For her demonstrated consistent level of excellence, she was deservedly given Combermere School’s alumni’s Flame Award, normally reserved for persons after a career of exemplary service.

Joy-Ann Haigh was the BWA’s most valuable resource, without doubt. Therefore, it took a special level of lunatic management to place her name on a lay-off list, and incompetence of the highest order to actually send her home.

If such a critically important post is being made redundant as reported, then we have the rare misfortune of witnessing, within the BWA, a demonstration of the next psychological state after madness, whatever that happens to be. We were told to simply elect and watch, well, watch on with dismay.

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  • RE Talking Loud Saying Nothing December 4, 2018 7:02 PM

    Mia’s business friends will all benefit financially.
    EXACTLY!
    ROUND AND ROUND WE GO!
    SEEMS ANDREW HUTCHINSON IS NOT ONE OF EITHER OF THE PARTY’S BUSINESS FRIENDS.

    Would it not be prudent for the government to have built a new sewage treatment plant.YES

    What are the advantages of dumping waste into the sea when it can be recycled? NONE
    THEY SHOULD NOT BE DUMPING WASTE TO SEA

    CAN ANY ONE OF YOU LUMENaries comment on Dr Lucas’ contribution?
    Where is the no it all pachymama and the sage and albinocentric brass bowl wid de whacker WITH DETAILS NOTJUST BULL SHIT GENERAL REMARKS? WHERE?
    OR IS HIS BRAIN MADE OF MUSCLE TOO?

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  • Georgie Porgie

    How does a knowledge of medicine make someone the smartest man in Barbados?

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  • Georgie Porgie

    The Bible says that a prudent man conceals knowledge … but the heart of a fool Proclaimeth foolishness.

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  • Piece you cannot convince me of nothing you are a nuisance on the blog who adds nothing of substance but a few stupid cartoons..this government will prosper with or without your support so continue with your daily drivel.

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  • When this sewage mess is fixed, we should get
    (1) a description of what was done under B & D
    (2) Cost under B & D and total cost
    (3) Who received the money and how much they received. and when

    This sewage mess was nothing more than a lotto ticket for some.

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  • Looks like Lorenzo has a hard-on for prophet/nuisance/BSer/fortune-teller/producer of stupid cartoon
    Who labeled him as wearing “tin foil”.
    At least Lorenzo has not yet called him a yardfowl

    Piece was a hero until he refused to drink the koolaid

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  • PIECE IS A HERO BUT SOME WANT TO MAKE HIM A ZERO!

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  • Piece i am now reading your early morning pot shot
    Correct you have never seen me penned an article on BU
    I have contributed enough of my thoughts on BU . No reason for me to put more of my time into writing an article
    Givine my views is where i will stsy if u dont like what you read you can scroll by

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  • So this outfall another experiment or a for sure scientific method towards resolution for stopping the flow of toxins from entering the underground water system and disrupting and disturbing our eco system in marine and plant life

    Marine outfalls for partially treated or untreated wastewater remain controversial. Still according to Sharon Beder, the design calculation and computer models for pollution modeling have been criticized, arguing that dilution has been overemphasized and that other mechanisms work in the opposite direction, such as bioaccumulation of toxins, sedimentation of sludge particles and agglomeration of sewage particles with grease. Accumulative mechanisms include slick formation, windrow formation, flocculate formation and agglomerated formation. Grease or wax can interfere with dispersion, so that bacteria and viruses could be carried to remote locations where the concentration of bacterial predators would be low and the die-off rate much lower.

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  • @Fearplay, we met in the bank on Monday. The problem in Barbados is the Legal Industry. Who make the laws and who occupy the majority of elected seats by extension? Lawyers..successful law practices are run by managers. Why would you all sheepishly expect lawyers to manage a country

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    You erroneously think that de ole man writes because of some humanly guided information

    As do all of you who worship Baal and its spawn – the Mugabe-ites.

    When I am shown what I write it comes to pass.

    That I was also shown

    And I was also shown that Mugabe will be a one term government BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN APPOINTED FOR A SEASON

    This is to show ALL BAJANS THE POWER OF GOD, to give her a short taste of power AND TO DEPOSE HER AFTER THAT.

    This has nothing to do with you pooch licker.

    This is to open our collective eyes to the understanding that bajans must vote for men and women who have balls and not pretend doggies and pokies which quiver when they see other pokies

    You can start to count the days to this happening pooch licker because it WILL COME TO PASS

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  • Ms.Haigh was impressive, or she’s just the author’s friend? School ties? Nobody unpicked their teets back in the period 2008-2018. #expertbullshitter

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  • @ Enuff
    Compared to your shiiteman Holliday – she was quite cute.
    Admittedly they BOTH talked a roll of shiite. ..( literally,) but which would you support if you HAD to write an article?
    Bushie is with Grenville.

    BTW…
    Why does Grenville seem to rub you the wrong way…
    You are behaving almost like Owen did back in one of his consultations in the early days…. at LESC.. when Grenville needled him the wrong way….
    LOL
    ha ha ha
    Murdah!!

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  • Georgie Porgie
    December 4, 2018 7:17 PM

    RE Talking Loud Saying Nothing December 4, 2018 7:02 PM
    Mia’s business friends will all benefit financially.
    EXACTLY!
    ROUND AND ROUND WE GO!
    SEEMS ANDREW HUTCHINSON IS NOT ONE OF EITHER OF THE PARTY’S BUSINESS FRIENDS.
    Would it not be prudent for the government to have built a new sewage treatment plant.YES
    What are the advantages of dumping waste into the sea when it can be recycled? NONE
    THEY SHOULD NOT BE DUMPING WASTE TO SEA

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    Stop and think about this outfall of Sandy Beach for a moment.

    What happens when Sargassum weed gets transported by the currents in the sea off the south coast of Barbados?

    It is deposited on the beaches all along the coast, all the way down to the Hilton!!!

    Imagine the Sargassum weed movement along the coast models exactly what would happen to “floaters” that might come out of the Sewage Outfall off Sandy Beach.

    Where would these floaters end up?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Map+of+Barbados+with+postulated+current+patterns&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=0gP6i_Oy5_o9wM%253A%252C56BG6cakI8lFJM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kR2rzdyj1If81KgVqFJ6mLQJVMJvw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjr8Mno04ffAhUDmlkKHT_ECNIQ9QEwAHoECAUQBA#imgrc=0gP6i_Oy5_o9wM:

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  • I am going to suggest that the reason why the outfall for the South Coast Sewage Plant is off the Hilton and not Sandy Beach is to avoid the south coast currents depositing raw sewage on Hilton Beach!

    If I am right, the outfall off Sandy Beach could turn out to be an exercise in extreme lunacy!!

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  • BushTea
    Don’t be a RH idiot…”my shiteman”? I know nothing about the gentleman and never did and don’t support him leading the BWA..it is far too complex an institution for him. But all yuh really gine support Joy-ann (Grenville can’t even get her name right) simply because she’s pretty and as Communications Manager was visible? GP writes a lot of pissery, I said so before 24 May and I will continue to say it after. I wonder if ISO9001 told him Joy-ann was competent? #dedwidlaff

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    The Division of Fisheries issued a notice that they now have a new mechanism through which bajan fishermen WILL NEVER GET LOST AGAIN

    All they will have to do is follow the 100 mile trail of shite that the 1000 yard marine outfall will be leaving after this shy$e pipe gets installed

    De grandson going do a Stoopid Cartoon bout it for de BLP folk who been appointed to monitor de ole man cartoons

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  • BUT ENUFF IF WE CAN EMPLOY ALL THESE FOREIGNERS LIKE HALLIDAY, WHY CANT A LOCAL GIRL GET A PICK TOO?

    PIECE
    RE The Division of Fisheries issued a notice that they now have a new mechanism through which bajan fishermen WILL NEVER GET LOST AGAIN

    THIS IS HIGH TECH! MIA MAO MUGABE MUTTLEY AS YOU KNOW LIFE HIGH TECH STUUF THAT DONTWORK………REMEMBER THE EDUTECH NONSENSE SHE DEVISED IN 1974?

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  • GP
    Says a foreigner in Trumpland🤣🤣🤣. Ain’t Halliday a Harrisonian though?

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  • ENUFF
    I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT ABOUT FOREIGNERS
    I HAVE SAID WHAT I HAVE SAID AND AS USUAL HAVE NO APOLOGY TO MAKE

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  • GP
    Ditto star, ditto.

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  • Imagine the Sargassum weed movement along the coast models exactly what would happen to “floaters” that might come out of the Sewage Outfall off Sandy Beach.

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

    Is this outfall going to release raw or treated sewage?

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  • Sargeant
    December 4, 2018 11:41 PM

    Imagine the Sargassum weed movement along the coast models exactly what would happen to “floaters” that might come out of the Sewage Outfall off Sandy Beach.
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    Is this outfall going to release raw or treated sewage?

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

    Two scenarios!!

    First, let’s say the Sewage Plant works.

    Then, the sewage will receive primary treatment because that is what it is built to do.

    https://www.britannica.com/technology/wastewater-treatment/Primary-treatment

    “Primary treatment removes material that will either float or readily settle out by gravity. It includes the physical processes of screening, comminution, grit removal, and sedimentation. Screens are made of long, closely spaced, narrow metal bars. They block floating debris such as wood, rags, and other bulky objects that could clog pipes or pumps. In modern plants the screens are cleaned mechanically, and the material is promptly disposed of by burial on the plant grounds. A comminutor may be used to grind and shred debris that passes through the screens. The shredded material is removed later by sedimentation or flotation processes.”

    Second, let’s say it doesn’t work which is what is suggested by the fact that a new plant is to be built.

    Whatever comes out, with or without floaters, will be high in fecal coliforms.

    We could put a couple of ministers to bathe in the sea off the Hilton!!

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  • Why do Barbados governments INSIST ON VIOLATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS of the majority population in Barbados who elected them??

    …why can’t lawyers in government INTERPRET basic laws, why must they ALWAYS MISINTERPRET EVERY LAW when it comes to paying the people their money, everytime??

    …. why must they all violate the people’s rights….SEEMS THE ONLY THING THAT MINISTERS/LAWYERS ARE ALL REALLY GOOD AT AND EXCEL IN IS BRIBERY/CORRUPTION/ TIEFING..nothing else, nothing to benefit the people who elected them on May 24th.

    No laid off worker should have to wait two years OR MORE to get a hearing let alone to receive their NIS unemployment contributions…what sick, nasty game is the Mia Borrows government playing, these people have families to feed.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/220072/wait

    “And according to outspoken president of the Unity Workers’ Union, Senator Caswell Franklyn, the rights of those workers retrenched last week are not being properly addressed due to incorrect interpretation of the law.

    “I do not know that any tribunals at the NIS have been appointed to hear these cases. Each person who applies for severance payments from the NIS has to go through that process and decide if they get benefits or not. In the last ten years I don’t know of any case where that took less than two years,” Franklyn said in an interview with THE NATION on Tuesday.”

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  • “All they will have to do is follow the 100 mile trail of shite that the 1000 yard marine outfall will be leaving after this shy$e pipe gets installed”

    lol, lol..

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  • The politics of this govt not only going to have sh.it washing up on on shores at high tide and during the months of hurricane season
    But when the ravishing effects of those unemployed ride the lashing tides of uncontrollable debt because of lost income many households would be forced out of their homes and live savings

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  • “All they will have to do is follow the 100 mile trail of shite that the 1000 yard marine outfall will be leaving after this shy$e pipe gets installed”

    NOT ONLY THAT
    WHEN YOU EAT THE FISH CAUGHT IN THOSE WATERS…………??????

    AS JOHN POINTS OUT CORRECTLY……….

    Whatever comes out, with or without floaters, will be high in fecal coliforms.

    CAN WE HAVE A DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF FECAL COLIFORMS PUT UP BY DAVID KING, NOW AN EXPERT IN MATTERS OF GENETICS, GASTROENTEROLOGY, AND PSYCHIATRY

    IS HE UP TO SPEED ON MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH TOO?
    THE RUM SHOP TOPO SWEET THOUGH
    DONT MIND ME I JUST CHALLENGING AND BEING A PROVOCATEUR
    DONT BE THIN SKINNED PEOPLE

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  • Wait wunna now waking up to such facts
    The Worthing beach closures should have sent such a message six months ago
    Next would be the total collapse of the sanctuary enviroment which would cost the taxpayers millions of dollars to clean up and replace the necessary growth and nutrients that are essential to plant and animal life an eco system that is necessary and important to human survival

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  • A question I asked about the DLP: Do BLP elder politicians offer any assistance or advice to the Mottley regime|?

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  • Hal Austin
    December 5, 2018 12:18 PM

    A question I asked about the DLP: Do BLP elder politicians offer any assistance or advice to the Mottley regime|?

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    They probably just add to the sewage on the South coast.

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  • Geogie Porgie

    All you ever talk about is microbiology … do you know anything about archaeology, paleontology, Egyptology, entomology, etymology etc …? Are you well rounded …?
    … all you ever talk about is when you were teaching and who you used to treated at the clinic …

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  • LEXICON BOWLS ANOTHER PIECE OF SHITE OUTSIDE THE OFFSIDE
    GP GOES ON THE FRONT FOOT PICKS UP THE LINE OF FLIGHT AND LETS LEXICON’S SHIT PASS TO THE GARBAGE

    LEXICON MUST LEARN LIKE GP TO SPEAK ONLY ABOUT THAT WHICH HE REALLY KNOWS AND HAS EXPERIENCED

    GP IS GENUINE AND NEVER SEEKS TO IMPRESS ANYONE, ANYWHERE, AT ANYTIME

    LEXICON MUST LEARN THAT HE IS A COCK ROACH AND THAT HE HAS NO PLACE AT FOWL COCK PARTY

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  • Piece

    Then Old Fogy do not understand that matters before deliberation here are serious matters, and yet he continues to joke as though he is funny … that is why no one here ever takes him serous even when he writes his articles … because his credibility as a no nonsense person … liken to Mr. Franklyn has all but gone with his constant joking around… man grow up …because you grandson is talking bout yah behind yah back…

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  • Geogie Porgie

    Trying exercising a little more humility … because God hates your type … the things God hates most is a proud look and hands that shed innocent blood … God hates arrogance and pride and you are clothed with them both…

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  • re God hates arrogance and pride and you are clothed with them both…

    SINCE YOU ARE NOT GOD……..AND CANT DO ANYTHING ABOUT …WHY DONT YOU JUST SHUT UP CAUSE GP LOVES GP THE WAY HE IS CHALLENGING ON BU AND BEING A PROVOCATEUR
    WUNNAH VEXED CAUSE I LEARNED WELL TO CHALLENGE AND BE A PROVACATEUR?

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  • Geogie Porgie

    I am not God but I am save and sanctify and filled with His Holy Spirit … unlike you … because my Bible tells me that he who has not the spirit of Christ is none of His …. neglect not the spirit that within you GP … that was given to you by the laying of the hands of the Elders … grieve not the spirit of God GP ….

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  • An example of a sewage outfall, sounds like primary treatment is used.

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  • Freshwater which carries the sewage is less dense than sea water and will rise to the surface.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Soft words turneth away wrath GP … and you have proven time and time again that you are incapable of living up to this passageof scripture because of your temperament …

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  • MARK FENTY

    SKIPPA I TOLERATE YOU AS THE MORON YOU ARE
    SO YOU TOLERATE ME AS THE SINNER I AM CAUSE GOD LOVES ME OK

    NOW GO AND LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR VERBS PROPERLY OR ARE YOU DYSLEXIC TOO

    AFTER ALL THE BOOKS YOU HAVE READ ABOUT SO MANY SUBJECTS WHY CANT YOU GET YOUR VERB TENSES RIGHT?

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  • Who once saud these infamous words
    Garbage in ! Garbage out! The same would apply to the outfall as the underground pipes cannot withstand the sinking sand of the swamp land
    The movement and pressure exerted from the outflow of sewage coming from the plant would cause the pipes to fail

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  • Georgie Porgie

    I rebuke in Jesus name satan and if you continue yah religious hypocrisy God gine beat yah with the Rod of Correction …

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  • Geogie Porgie

    You need get down on your knees and ball out to God until you see you deliverance… because you have a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof…

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  • Piece i prefer to side with Ms Mottley a proven politician than a shite talker and bullshiter who never in my view run breadshop yet far less a country.The conpiracy theorist proclaim this will be a one term government rrplaced by who you j/a go take your meds as you are halluciating.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    “If we can employ all these foreigners”

    Any smart lead knows that is it wise to use the talent of the emigrate to improve the standard of living of a country … some of the most gifted and talented people are emigrates because they come with a passion and desire to improve their lives, and this burning passion and desire brings out the best they have to offer their adopted country…
    American leaders have been good at identifying the talent of the emigrate and employing in such away as to build the country, but an educated xenophobic … intellectual arrogant and an egotistical narcissist like GP … with all his wisdom and knowledge isn’t wise enough to comprehend this fact.

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ Lorenzo

    Did the BLP just dig you back out of the shitty Graeme Hall Swamp?

    Before you attack anyone do yourself a favour and learn to use the correct vocabulary.

    It is immigrants and not emigrates you dumb BLP stool pigeon.

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    I stand subject to correction.

    My above comment should have been direct at Lexicon as it relates to immigrant vs emigrate.

    However reference to Lorenzo as coming from the BLP shitty swamp I stand by that remark.

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  • Only a shitty swamp can produce yardfowls like Lorenzo and Enuff in Wonderland..

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  • Any truth to this story?

    BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — JOY-ANN HAIGH — Naked, here is Joy-Ann Haigh and David Estwick, at Hoodies, talking out there all by their lonesome, in the dark. This photo was taken the same night she was fired from the Water Authority — she is even wearing the same clothes.

    Naked, David Estwick kept promoting her while she was at the BWA and giving her big money. Now, we all wonder, what will he do for her? Wuk fah wuk ain’t no joke! Estwick better come up with a plan soon, if he expects to keep on tapping that tukalacka. Anonymous

    (Photo can be seen at Naked Departure)

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  • THIS MORNING IS FISH CAKE MORNING INSTEAD OF TOMORROW CAUSE THE WIFE OFF TODAY

    NOW RE THE ABOVE

    IF David Estwick kept promoting her while she was at the BWA and giving her big money, AND IT WAS A CASE OF HER LAYING DOWN TO GET UP, THAT WAS NAUGHTY, NOT NICE

    SHE MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED THEN, TO BE DEMOTED IF SHE WAS NOT IN THE INCOMING PARTY, AND IF SHE WAS NOT WILLING TO LIE DOWN WITH MIA, AND BITE OR BE BITTEN

    YA RIGHT Wuk fah wuk ain’t no joke! .

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  • DAT PEOPLE LAY DOWN TO GET UP IN BARBADOS IS NOT NONSENSE

    IT IS FACT

    Wuk fah wuk ain’t no joke! IT IS A FACT! IT IS NOT NONSENSE. IT HAPPENS IN BARBADOS REGLA REGLA REGLA

    IF David Estwick kept promoting her while she was at the BWA and giving her big money, AND IT WAS A CASE OF HER LAYING DOWN TO GET UP, THAT WAS NAUGHTY, NOT NICE

    KEY WORD IN THE SENTENCE IS “IF”

    SHE MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED THEN, TO BE DEMOTED IF SHE WAS NOT IN THE INCOMING PARTY, AND IF SHE WAS NOT WILLING TO LIE DOWN WITH MIA, AND BITE OR BE BITTEN

    THIS CANT BE NONSENSE WHENIT IS KNOWN TO BE THE PM’S MODUS OPERANDI

    Wuk fah wuk ain’t no joke! .NOR IS IT NONSENSE

    I AM JOINING IN THE DISCUSSION, CAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW HOW EXPRESSING MY VIEW MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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