The Grenville Phillips Column – Repent

Government Ministers can corrupt a national economy by giving no-bid (or no-tendering) contracts in exchange for bribes.  The participating businesses are normally the least competent in the country, who can only survive by paying bribes to shield them from fair competition.  Their incompetence is normally revealed in the substandard goods and services they provide.

The substandard goods normally require excessive and costly maintenance and premature replacement.  The same protected businesses are normally contracted to provide those additional services.  The public is forced to pay for the bribes, and the excessive maintenance and replacement costs, through increased taxes – craftly taken.

The advice of no-bid consultants tends to be abysmally substandard, resulting in costly consequences for the Government.  The Ministers dare not accuse the no-bid consultants of gross incompetence, since that risks exposing the no-bid contracts to scrutiny.  It is much cleaner politically to simply increase taxes on citizens to pay for the no-bid consultants’ costly mistakes.

In Barbados, both political administrations have accused the other of awarding no-bid contracts to their supporters.  However, what occurred during the last decade should never be repeated.  A first-hand typical example in one economic sub-sector should suffice.

A Consulting Engineer’s curriculum vitae (CV) currently has a functional life of 5 years.  That means that if the Engineers cannot prove that they have worked on similar projects during the past 5 years, then they are disqualified from tendering on those types of projects.

Under the last DLP administration, there were several projects in my field that I would normally have submitted a tender.  However, tendering seemed to have been abolished.  My qualifications and experience are internationally competitive, and I was able to find sufficient work around the Caribbean.  However, what was merely inconvenient for me was disastrous for others.

As the 5-year CV deadline was approaching, I was contacted by several Engineers who needed to participate in some work in order to keep their CVs alive.  I helped as many as I was able, but tragically, I could not help them all.

I literally begged three Ministers of Government to allow tendering to resume in Barbados, and was told that a ‘berry’ could be found for me.  I explained that I did not want any ‘berry’.  I just wanted all Engineers to be given the same opportunity to tender fairly.  I received no ‘berry’ and no tenders were allowed for about 7 years.

To disqualify Barbadian Engineers from tendering for 5 years is wicked.  To extend that to 7 years, thus damaging the competitiveness of Barbadian Engineers, is to cross a boundary into an evil that we have hitherto not known in Barbados.

I have been informed that members of other professions had similar complaints of the last DLP administration, with all work being given to the politically favoured through no-bid contracts.  Many good companies were severely harmed, and became significantly less competitive, due to the DLP’s unconscionable behaviour during that time.

Before DLP candidates even think about making any public comment on any issue in Barbados, they first need to repent of the wickedness and be exorcised of the evil that they embraced, to our harm, during their last time in Government.  Nothing less should do.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados.  He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

151 comments

  • Money laundering perhaps.

    The source of funds wants the money to flow a certain way!!!

    Who pays the piper calls the tune!!

    …. kind of like cement.

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  • Grenville

    What You reported above is what makes Politics the despicable business it is.

    To think that we actually pay through our hard earned tax payers dollars for this kind of jobby no matter the political party.

    We know who benefits – and for the most part it is not persons that look like you and me.

    I will daresay that after the first 20 years of Independence – the laws of diminishing returns kicked in – and the type of governance we have is no longer serving us.

    I do not believe that the new entrants to the political fields over the last 3 – 4 decades are altruistic and have any honest intentions.It’s either ego or greed or ambition.

    The last lot might be bad – this set is worse – and so it goes in the kingdom of Lilliputians.

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  • @Grenville,

    Some people believe that those Barbadians who have moved overseas should come back and ‘contribute’, no matter what. This is the kind of immorality they would have to face.
    Sometime ago a very outstanding young man asked me what I thought of his returning to Barbados to enter politics. I advised him not to, unless he could fund himself. The national sport is trying to humiliate people who return – and anyone who is independent of state handouts.
    It is this corrupt abuse of the state that gives politicians power, or what they think is power.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Grenville Phillips

    You are a man with a very effing hard head!!!

    You have 4 LIVE COLUMNS HERE ON BU AND HAVE NOT RETURNED TO NURSE OR NOURISH ONE OF THEM.

    Fortunately though, it is not you that Barbados is waiting on to arise and replace the Mugabe & DLP SYSTEM

    You continue on with your belligerent behaviours, continue to show the sort of unreachable man that you are.

    Continue to give people an insight into the bull headed idiot and Mottleyian type person that you are though cause this is needed.

    In the same way Mugabe is sending home people and evicting people for Xmas, you continue with the verbal equivalent of this Dictatorship

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  • Granville the BLP did the same thing from 2003 – 2007 if you come and see a practice you would do the same Now tell me how a contract be awarded to a bank to build the new court, let 3s Barbados expand the highway and no contract sign yet they had no equipment and hire the same three company that bids were turn down, ket not talk about St Leonards school , So you are saying?

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  • ALL the criminals involved in the Coverley corruption/theft/fraud against the majority population to rip off the TREASURY and PENSION FUND….should be in PRISON..INCLUDING THE TWO WICKED, CORRUPT FRAUDS Lashley and Kellman.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/12/04/whats-the-deal/

    Speaking against the background that the Christ Church location would become the home to Ross University’s students come next year, Atherley said Government should disclose the costs attached to the units sold and the financial benefits that it was receiving “in a questionable context”.

    “I mention that to say this, I don’t think the story of Coverley has ever been fully uncovered and told in Barbados. If it has, I have not heard it. They have to tell us about the arrangements around the land at Coverley. You have to tell us about the arrangements around the sale of units at Coverley,” Atherley told the Lower Chamber.

    He also wanted to know the details of the deal between the Coverley developers and the university.

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  • Mia Borrows and her halfassed government ministers need to stop yapping continually about what the last corrupt DLP ministers did and did not do…people are sick and tired of hearing the same old bullshit when Mia and her IDIOTS have no clue what to do…..so either LOCK UP the THIEVES from the former DLP administration…OR SHUT THE F*CK UP..

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ WARU

    That ” refusal to lock the thieves up” necessity that Mugabe campaigned on is going to be one of the many reasons that will cause her to have a one term government.

    The incoming government needs to note these issues well and make out a matrix that shows, step by step, how, when the report card of each minister is evaluated, that nothing has changed AND IN THE MANY CASES WHERE THERE HAS BEEN, AND WILL BE TEIFING, irrespective of the methods that they will use to teif, they will have to expose it, line by line, for the sheeple.

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  • According to Joh C King, the BLP did it from 2003-2007, and according to Grenville, the DLP did it from 2008-2018 …… so..????? Does that make it ok????

    About time we make these corrupt officials & ministers pay for wasting our hard earned money!!! Stop the idle threats of prosecution and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT !!!!!

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  • “I literally begged three Ministers of Government to allow tendering to resume in Barbados, and was told that a ‘berry’ could be found for me. I explained that I did not want any ‘berry’. I just wanted all Engineers to be given the same opportunity to tender fairly. I received no ‘berry’ and no tenders were allowed for about 7 years.”

    Grenville Phillips II

    I know I’m not one of the intellectuals in this forum (ask T. Inniss)……. but based on the below information, you seem to be sending “mixed signals.”

    The following excerpt was taken from the Thursday, November 8, 2018 edition of the daily Nation:

    IF BARBADOS UNDERTOOK proper inspections of its major roads and highways it would save the country some valuable money when it came to road repairs.

    So says CONSULTANT ENGINEER to Government, Grenville Phillips II, WHO is RESPONSIBLE for OVERSEEING the MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, WORKS AND MAINTENANCE’S ONGOING ROADWORKS on the ABC HIGHWAY.

    He was speaking to the DAILY NATION Tuesday night as crews from C.O. Williams Construction were digging up asphalt on the section from West Road to the streetlights at the top of Hinds Hill, St Michael, in preparation for repaving.

    During the process, they discovered a number of deep cracks that had penetrated the underlying surface.

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  • Piece…they are ALL still taking this shit for A JOKE with their blame the DLP game …still believe they can play these NASTY GAMES with the MAJORITY BLACK POPULATION WHO ELECTED Mia Borrows and her gang of useless asses in May..

    Still playing games and giving away the people’s money to the lowlife thieves Cow, Bizzy, Maloney…still STEALING FROM the PEOPLE..

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  • WARU

    ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME?

    WOULD YOU SAY THEN THAT WE HAVE MYOPIC PERSONS IN CHARGE?

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  • So Mr Phillips I ask, has the tendering process changed since May?
    I have seen a picture of you working on road projects, the same projects for which I could find no notice of public tender for either the works or the engineering services. Just yesterday, the blogmaster posted a piece on firms involved in whatever they are doing re SCoast Sewage, were any of these contracts tendered? What were the bids? What were the specifications?
    Were the garbage trucks tendered? What was the tender for the transportation services to be provided for Ross students….I “hear” they were tendered? I could go on, but you get the drift.

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  • So wait…Grenville…as an engineer, you do know that concrete roads have a shelf life of DECADES as opposed to the INFERIOR QUALITY ASPHALT that Cow the Crook likes to use so he can finagle million dollar contracts every 3 years complete with BRIBES to government ministers ,.when the asphalt melts and the potholes turn into CRATERS ,…RIGHT…you admit to knowing about the corruption…but have you ever told those two stupid governments that the roads NEED to be concretized …to save the taxpayers many, many millions…including the bribe money PAID TO MINISTERS and lawyers ..

    Ah mean look at things now..Mia Borrows is giving taxpayer funded contracts to Cow to fix smooth roads that do not need remedial work for at least another 3 years…ah know..I drive the damn roads, but the roads that are in a deplorable state with huge craters that can swallow a whole car….are being left untouched…does that not seem strange …AND SO OBVIOUS…why none ah them want concrete roads…not the bribe takers in the parliament nor the crook contractors Cow et al..

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  • GP…yes…we are saying that if this clear THEFT OF TAXPAYERS MONEY AND THEFT OF PENSIONERS MONEY is not EXPOSED every day to the world..that Mia Borrows and her gang of bribe taking lawyers and scam artists…will never stop their CRIMES AGAINST THE PEOPLE…

    For the very SIMPLE fact that it is their most LUCRATIVE SOURCE OF INCOME…and the recent election did not stop any of them from still being THIEVES..

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  • NorthernObserver December 5, 2018 9:02 AM

    THIS IS BECAUSE NOTHING HAS REALLY CHANGED

    WE STILL HAVE MYOPIC PERSONS IN CHARGE

    NOW THEY ARE DYSPEPTIC I.E THEY HAVE INCREASED LEVELS OF H+ PINGING THE NERVES OF THEIR GASTRIC MUCOSA (I GOT THAT FROM MY OLD OUTDATED TEXT BOOKS…MURDAH)

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  • WARU December 5, 2018 9:24 AM
    I AGREE WITH YOU 100%
    LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW
    THAT THE BLP ADMIN IS ALL ABOUT A SHOW

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  • @WW&C
    a) the contractors do not decide what roads to resurface
    b) concrete is NOT an option on anything but a brand new road….why?…the infrastructure. You cannot dig up a concrete road through all the steel, to get to some pipe and then repair it easily. And while it would be nice to have all the underground services running 2ft min away from the wearing surface, it is not possible in most places in Bim.

    Spring Garden was built by local contractors circa 1982-85, has it lasted? You know why? They had a professional engineer overseeing construction. He did not tolerate sub standard work, many a day he told the contractor NOT to send the asphalt trucks UNTIL they had base compaction at a level acceptable to him. Ditto on the asphalt itself, he tested it, AND they had to lay it at the thickness required, and roll it to the required compaction. They very quickly learned not to send sh!!te or it would be rejected, nor to try and lay one thicker layer, when the requirement was two layers. All the concrete curbs were similarly tested for conformance. Not a lot of magic, just a little consistent effort.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    Northern Observer at 10:26 AM

    I concur with your observations. Have we thrown away the mould in which that type of public servant/project engineer was shaped?

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  • And while it would be nice to have all the underground services running 2ft min away from the wearing surface, it is not “possible in most places in Bim.”

    Northern…ask Piece if there are not concrete roads in Barbados…that has been there for all of 40 years…AND..if ya were keeping up with technology…ya would know that there is another OPTION..besides concrete…discarded plastics are also used to resurface roads and they also last for DECADES…so those roads that YOU are claiming cannot be concretized…plastics can be used instead…so there is NO EXCUSE to give TIEFING COW anymore of taxpayer’s money to run his inferior quality, melting asphalts on the island’s roads that drop into potholes every time the rain drizzles…

    …Barbados’s roads are no different to the roads that can be found in any rural area in US…..the roads can be connected or the alternative applied….no shitty excuses..

    What ya should be saying is that Cow et al…DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY…nor do they have the needed equipment..but Arawak Cement does and had tendered to do just that. and would have ..if Michael Lashley was not so damn corrupt.

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  • the roads can be CONCRETIZED or the alternative applied….no shitty excuses..

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  • Plus…with concrete roads or the alternative…..in 40 years…ALL THE THIEVES in parliament and in the business community will all be DEAD and cannot give or take bribes or tief from taxpayers and pensioners every 3 years…

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  • WARU
    RE What ya should be saying is that Cow et al…DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY…

    SURELY YOU MEAN THAT THEY ARE UNWILLING TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY…….AS THIS WILL DECREASE THEIR ONGOING PROFITS

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  • Repent, why should they, they are parasites. A parasite will never apologise for crippling its host, it may give the host a break to regain strength but at the end of the day a parasite has one goal, to serve itself.

    What I expected to read was about the rigorous transparent tender process Solutions Barbados will implement when it forms the next government; how the process will prevent and discourage corruption, reduce waste and uphold the highest standards and identify and starve the parasites

    Instead I got a history lesson

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  • I have no clue why Mia believes she will continue to get away with any of this while running the blame game, it is very DISRESPECTFUL AND INSULTING to the people who elected her….

    ….everyone seems to have FORGOTTEN that ARAWAK CEMENT TENDERED TO CONCRETE ALL THE ISLAND’S ROADS because they have all the equipment, skills and expertise necessary for the project working with concrete BUT they were ignored by the former and CURRENT government…..in favour of running the BRIBERY, CORRUPTION with Cow…

    This only happened within the last year and a half and everyone has forgotten…

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  • @ REDGUARD
    Repent, why should they, they are parasites. A parasite will never apologise for crippling its host, it may give the host a break to regain strength but at the end of the day a parasite has one goal, to serve itself.
    THIS IS SOUND SCIENCE BY SOMEONE WHO KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS THE PRINCIPLES OF PARASITOLOGY AND PARASITISM AND DOES NOT JUST COPY DEFINITIONS FROM THE INTERNET THAT HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND

    BRAVO REDGUARD BRAVO!

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  • “SURELY YOU MEAN THAT THEY ARE UNWILLING TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY…….AS THIS WILL DECREASE THEIR ONGOING PROFITS’

    naturally…the bribery margin would shrink to nothing and the inflated invoices will be a once in a lifetime thing, the next bribe will be in 40 years were the roads to be concretized,,,the ministers and lawyers will never see another roadworks bribe in their lifetime…Cow would be dust and never see another inflated million dollar contact…that is why none of them want to concrete the roads…

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  • @NO

    Agree the land acquisition and removal exercise make this a nice to have at this point. For new roads and developments yes.

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  • https://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/2018/10/01/commentary-mottley-more-clown-than-con-a-mix-of-both-perhaps/

    David BU

    The way Mia Mottley has SHAFTED the BWA retrenched workers vis a vis the NIS Benefit Fund – I am now further convinced that she is a FRAUD !

    What else can rational thinking persons conclude ?

    Mia Mottley told all and sundry that all retrenched workers will leave with payments in hand 🤚!

    Now on December 5 , 2018 we are hearing that BWA retrenched workers may have to wait as much as 2 years to get their entitlement from NIS !

    Further, Caswell Franklyn revealed that in 2006 Mia Mottley as Deputy Prime Minister at the time – agreed to change the Regulations to negatively impact retrenched workers from NHC & BWA , amongst other institutions.

    Mia Mottley is not only a DESPOT… but also a big gut FRAUD !!

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  • @WW&C
    you are babbling on…..IGNORING the point of HOW TO DEAL WITH EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE…the myriad of service lines which run UNDER the road wearing surface.
    Nobody is suggesting concrete or other wearing surfaces cannot be installed, rather, how the eff are you going to service what runs beneath? You think digging up several inches of steel reinforced concrete to lay some pipe is easy? And then by cutting through the steel you have compromised the strength, even if you choose to ignore how they then patch the removed area, because now the road is CLOSED for an extended period. If you think the little rut created by digging an asphalt road is deep, you should see the craters created when a concrete road is cut out.

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  • While we are at it, not to digress, what is going on at the NIS? Is the Mottley government reviewing the workings of the NIS, especially its loan policies?

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  • @VC
    as I would learn later in life, it was corruption which forced CIDA to be folded. The deal I ‘believe’ with Spring Garden was local design engineers, local contractors, but the site engineer insisted upon by the funding body (CIDA), was an INDEPENDENT with no local ties to any of the foregoing. Not only did he have to sign off on quality matters, he also verified quantities, and progress payments. FYI, he was a Canadian from Delcan Engineering. The separation of powers was to avoid collusion. Obviously any single person can be bribed, but he was of impeccable character.

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  • HAL
    the Mottley government HAS NO MUSCLE IN ITS BRAINS
    IT IS THUS INCAPABLE OF DOING THE NECESSARY
    DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH AND EXPECT ANYTHING FOR THEY ARE VERY COMPETENT AT DOING NOTHING

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  • Call it babble…but you are ignoring the fact my dear friend..although you touched on it..that the problem is not TOTALLY the inferior quality asphalt…but how it is applied to not work for the benefit of taxpayers…but applied to fall into potholes every 3 years…which makes the REAL PROBLEM…THE BRIBERY CORRUPTION…

    …when last have you driven on the island’s roads…it is safe to say the deplorable state of the roads is DELIBERATE AND CRIMINAL…..to line. the pockets of thieves..

    AGAIN…the EXPERTS..at Arawak Cement…would have been the ones to dig up and down, service what runs beneath.. and do the work, not you or i and definitely not Cow..

    Ya acting like there are no people with the requisite skills, expertise AND equipment available to do the necessary work…although I mentioned at least 3 times…that these people do exist, they are MASTERS AT DIGGING and building concrete tunnels and roads from one end of Mexico to the other and straight to US..

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  • T. Inniss

    Now that is a comment I wish to identify myself with. I like to give Jack his jacket.

    I have a long memory . LOL

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  • And NO…I know I do not have to tell ya…that if ministers and lawyers cannot squeeze any bribes outta the Arawak people…they prefer the whole island fall into craters and sink into the sea…AND all the roads REVERT to CART ROADS just because they cannot get a bribe out of the road works…or any other taxpayer funded project..

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  • So if the issue is corruption, how do you propose changing the material selected as the wearing surface, to fix the problem…corruption?
    Doesn’t the same COW et al, own a ready mix concrete operation? Though most road projects opt for site mixing due to volume required. You have all the same quality control issues in both the material and its construction. Because Arawack make cement, one component in concrete, does this make them a competent road contractor, or, are they simply looking for a new market to use their product?

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  • SO…what are you suggesting..that the roads be left in the current deplorable state???..and allow Cow and his shoddy oroad work to continue ripping off the treasury every 3 years.

    I am yet to see a road Cow claims he built last more than 3 years…that means he is a joke for a road builder..outside of the corruption..where did he go to learn to build any roads, only the clowns in parliament makes him believe he is some road building expert..I am yet to see it..

    Similarly…Arawak is a business and real business people know if they build decent roads in Barbados..not the crap Cow builds……and…the roads in Barbados last more than 3 years…that is their new market into the Caribbean right there..they already have the Latin American market…they do not need to prove anything else, they definitely do not need to pay bribes to government ministers and lawyers to build inferior quality roads for another 40 years..

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  • @ Hal please refer to my previous post. The NIS is currently a crippled host.

    The same way the tender process needs to be overhauled so too the NIS operations, but why would a parasite take actions that make it harder for them to survive. Its better as GP said to do nothing.

    A parasite cannot stop being a parasite and MIa can only keep them at bay for so long. Making so many of them Ministers was a temporary measure.

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  • Ah gotta tell ya Northern…not one of them impress me, suffice it to say I am not easily impressed, but still hard pressed to find just one of them from the previous government to the current government to the parasites in the business community that have ever impressed me, I have actually been waiting for years to be impressed by just ONE of them or by any of the things they have done to benefit the people on the island and it is just not happening.

    As far as am concerned they should all be in prison.

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  • So your issue is COW?
    His company built the same Spring Garden I referenced earlier.
    Contractors CANNOT cheat if they are properly supervised. Yes they can find ways to put money in their pocket by other circuitous methods, but the road quality can be enforced, once the bid documents are properly prepared and tendered.

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  • and FYI I was in Bim last week, and yes the roads are awful. A patchwork of undulating hills speckled with small craters for the driver who “doesn’t know where de holes is”. I lost 3 hubcaps in 5 days (recovered), but caused by falling into craters, the jolt of which forced the hubcap off. I guess rental car companies should invest in alloy rims??

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  • @Redguard,

    I was under the impression that on May 24 a new regime had come to power. That we were going to get change. What happened?

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ Pieceundertherock

    In the same way Mugabe is sending home people and evicting people for Xmas, you continue with the verbal equivalent of this Dictatorship
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I must say that you seem to continue attacking Greenville Powell who I have known professionally as a honorable very capable individual and the change Barbados needs to stop the endemic corruption and lawlessness by both DLP and BLP cabal.

    In fact I would also place the leader of UPP in a similar light. My only negative thought on the UPP was that the Leader was once part of the corrupted BLP under Owen Arthur however removed herself under Mia Mottley.

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  • “What happened”
    The NIS promoted two existing Board members to the roles of Chair and Vice Chair, excused the former Chair and Vice Chair, and promoted the NIS Managing Director into the MoF as Director. I have no news on the who is now the Managing Director. So there is your change.

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  • @Hal. Its simple, the PM owes too many people. There was this notion that her team and her sycophants perpetuated that she owed no one and was coming in “clean” and free. Everything negative was DLP propaganda

    Sadly I think she is the most encumbered PM we have ever had, both from baggage and favours she owes.

    I believe she means well but the weight she carries will hamper any real attempt to effect meaningful change. Parasites have to be fed first second third and last

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  • REDGUARD
    YOU HAVE SHED A LIGHT FOR US WHO ARE OVERSEAS
    SO THEN PIECE IS RIGHT IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE

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  • WARU is a structural engineer now. I dun!🤣🤣🤣

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  • ENUFF

    RE WARU is a structural engineer now. I dun!
    YOU DONT KNOW THAT ON BU WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF KNOW IT ALLS
    BESIDES LEXICON MARK FENTY, AND DPD THE EXPERT IN CERVICAL INJURIES AND EMERGENCY POST MORTEMS, WE GOT DAVID KING THE PHYSIOLOGIST, GENETICIST, AND WE GOT THE BIOCHEMIST TRAINED AT MARIOCOPIA

    YOU CAN JOIN IN TOO MAN
    ALL YA GOT TO DO IS GOOGLE
    YA MIGHT FIND SOME MEDICAL STUDENT PPTS ON DIABETES, ED ETC

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  • “WARU is a structural engineer now. I dun!”

    I am as much a structural engineer as Cow is a road builder…hence the reason the roads in Barbados are in such a deplorable state….DESPITE all the structural engineers yall claim to have.

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  • “So your issue is COW?”

    My issue is any Cow, Pig or Goat that is ripping of the taxpayers and pensionsers….corrupt ministers and lawyers will easily find a replacement briber…that Spring Garden roadwork is NOT the best I have ever seen…am not impressed..

    Was driving a sedan recently and had to switch post haste to an SUV or risk breaking off the wheels in those post holes…, the roads have been badly neglected for decades and they were NEVER properly built to begin with..again…Cow is not a real road builder, him and his brother are hustlers and parasites living off the majority population…always were…always will be..unless ministers who are NOT corrupt…puts an end to it.

    Someone was telling me about the road in Black Bess…people were asking why Black Bess did not pave the road themselves because it is in such a horrible state…well it turns out that 3 companies in the area gave the government money to pave that same road…, the ministers took the money and they never did it, I suppose it is the former government. ..so, none of them can hide the fact that between Cow and both governments, they destroyed the islands roads to such a degree that if you do not have an SUV…ya cars got short shelf lives.

    ….even in the Warrens area where property taxes are sky high…the roads in certain areas are horrible…residents are afraid to walk on the road so as not to end up with a broken leg or ankle….so busted rims and tyres and broken differentials are not the only problems..

    Ah remember when Donville was lamenting how his mercedes tyres got busted twice on the potholed roads while the idiot Kellman, who drives an SUV was gushing how potholes saves lives..

    .after all of that…, none of them in government thought it necessary to concrete the roads properly and get rid of Cow and his stupidity once and for all,.

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  • As a matter of fact, some of the ministers from bith governments are so stupid it escapes me how they function at all, let alone end up in taxpayers parliament..

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  • To reiterate and prove my point, ah dont know what Abrahams was smoking, but…if they all were not such good bosom buddues and partners in crime…a few from the former DLP would already be in handcuffs…this vicious mind game they are playing with the people will not end well..

    “BREAKING NEWS |

    Abrams: Government not on a ‘witch hunt’ CHRISTINA SMITH CREATED : 4 DECEMBER 2018 BARBADOS NEWS
    The Mia-Mottley administration is not out on a ‘witch hunt’ for members of the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government for perceived mismanagement of funds.

    Rather, the aim is to ensure any evidence of corruption is uncovered and good governance and accountability is the order of the day.

    This was the contribution in the House of Assembly made by Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrams, on the resolution to accept and adopt the 2013-2018 report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

    Minister Abrams said it is imperative all Barbadians know the full contents of the report. Coming out of the report, Abrams said was evidence of overrunning contracts and questionable hiring practices at the NHC.

    He said “it looked bad” when the DLP government attempted to revoke the legislation which governs the Public Accounts Committee as sensitive information was made public.

    “We should not as the new government, trying to move forward, be here having to debate the scandals of the last administration because this [report] should have been laid and properly ventilated before the last Parliament.”

    “People initially said that we are trying to witch hunt and target certain people for election purposes… we went simply to investigate and get to the bottom of what was happening.”

    Abrams said despite the findings made public by the Auditor General, no one was brought to justice for the millions of dollars unaccounted for at the NHC and the fact that hundreds of persons still went on to be hired, even after the NHC was declared “insolvent”.

    He shared with the members of the House the 15-point recommendations made by the PAC which included instituting criminal and civil proceedings against public officials who pervert the law while in office as well as preventing government ministers from signing contracts which intend to bind government.

    Abrams revealed the Integrity in Public Life bill is being finalized and a four-week extension would be granted for the Integrity Committee to properly review the bill before it is brought to Parliament.”

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  • re The Mia-Mottley administration is not out on a ‘witch hunt’ for members of the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government for perceived mismanagement of funds.

    Rather, the aim is to ensure any evidence of corruption is uncovered and good governance and accountability is the order of the day.

    This was the contribution in the House of Assembly made by Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrams, on the resolution to accept and adopt the 2013-2018 report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

    I AM NOT TO BRIGHT AS EVERYONE KNOWS, BUT IT SEEMS THAT WHAT THIS MORON SAYS IN PARAGRAPH TWO ABOVE IS WHAT IS SAID IN PARAGRAPH ONE

    HE THEN CONTINUES WITH HIS PORCINE EXCREMENT THUS
    “People initially said that we are trying to witch hunt and target certain people for election purposes… we went simply to investigate and get to the bottom of what was happening.”

    Abrams said despite the findings made public by the Auditor General, no one was brought to justice for the millions of dollars unaccounted for at the NHC and the fact that hundreds of persons still went on to be hired, even after the NHC was declared “insolvent”.

    WHY WAS NO ONE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE?
    IS IT BECAUSE WUNNAH PLAN TO DO THE SAME THING AND BECAUSE YOU HOPE NOT TO BE ALSO CHARGED WHEN YOU ARE REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY THE ELECTORATE?

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  • WARU

    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT “BU is just another artery in the social media distribution network that share information and opinions” .

    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT BU EXPECTS commenters TO intrigue by their articulation in delivery.

    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT DOING THIS AS YOU AND OTHERS CONTINUALLY CONTINUE TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DULY ELECTED GUVMENT BY THE UNPRECEDENTED 30-0 LANDSLIDE

    PLEASE KINDLY HOLD YOUR PIECE (PUN INTENDED) AND ONLY TELL THE TRUTH A LIKKLE BIT WHIL ENSURING THAT YOU intrigue by YOUR articulation in delivery.

    PERHAPS YOU CAN ADD GREEN VERBS IN your plethora of attacks (playfully) on THE GUVMENT

    I HOPE THAT I HAVE MADE MY SELF VERY CLEAR o me am!

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  • GP…I hope they know that bajans are not as stupid as they all thought for decades…they love to insult their own people’s intelligence because they love even more to be seen hobnobbing with the crooks and parasites, it makes them feel like they are somebody once the electorate gives them titles and those diplomatic passports…..but the electorate gives and the electorate takes away…

    ….real power belongs to the people, not to government ministers and lawyers..as long as they know..

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  • re the electorate gives and the electorate takes away…

    IT IS TRUTE YOU AH TELL SISTER
    YA AINT LIE AT ALL SISTER
    RUN THE BASTARDS RAGGED
    ONE TERM FOR THEM. ONE TERM

    PIECE IS RIGHT
    THE LORD PUT MIA UP SO THAT WE ALL CAN SEE THAT SHE AINT GOT WHAT SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD
    WATCH HER NOW FALL SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY DOWN TO HER SHAME.

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  • GP..I aint got time for all the bells and whistles though…Mia’s yardfowls thought that once she was elected that all our brains on BU turned to jello…they still can’t recover from that one…because they were already too poisoned by the new koolaid….poor Enuff 68 don’t even know if he is looking up or down…sitting or standing.

    We cant let them settle in and think all is well…that it is “we turn now”…like what Donville told the opposition..years ago …or things will end up worse than with the previous government…all the signs are already there….and check out where Donville is…today, remember, they are all friends, family and partners…all the ministers, lawyers, politicians.

    ..now I don’t mind US grabbing some of them….if anyone deserves to see inside US jail cells, it’s those clown in parliament…but the population cannot handle another round of wholesale theft of their money in the treasury and pensions…in the NIS…it will sink the island into decades of poverty.

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  • WARU
    DONT BE MYOPIC OR DYSPEPTIC PLEASE

    I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOU WILL NOT BE COMMENTING WITH INTRIGUE AS YOU ARTICULATE YOUR DELIVERY AND THAT YOU WONT BE PLAYFUL IN YOUR ATTACKS on THE GUVMENT

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  • Georgie Porgie

    A few days after the January 2008 general elections, an agitated looking David Thompson appeared in the press, waving “documents” and talking about corruption, money missing from the Treasury that was stashed in off shore accounts, “the mess” they found, numerous consultants and how they will conduct forensic audits.

    Shortly after, all the BLP consultants were replaced with DLP consultants….. and the talk of “locking up” BLP ministers for VECO, SSS, Hardwood Housing, Crab Hill Police Station, Dodds and Greenland….. went through the window…….and not a boy en get locked up.

    Ironically, a few days after the May 2018 general elections, an agitated looking Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall appeared in the press waving documents, with similar accusations of corruption, consultants contracts, mess they found, money missing from the Treasury.

    The DEMS en lock up a BEE…… and the BEES must RETURN the favour by not locking any DEMS.

    WHAT ELSE DID YOU EXPECT? It’s part of the “POLITICAL SCRIPT.”

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  • @ ARTAX
    RE It’s part of the “POLITICAL SCRIPT.”
    IS THE MUSIC THE SAME? LOL OR THEY GOT DIFFERENT THEME SONGS?

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  • Can’t play GP…they are too desperate for us to forget and let this go…we gotta follow through.,..the playing will come after..

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  • Artax

    The BLP golden retriever …

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  • Yuh mean BLP Stool Pigeon. Steupse.

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  • @T. Inniss,

    You must be kind to the retarded. It is not their fault.

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  • “IS THE MUSIC THE SAME? LOL OR THEY GOT DIFFERENT THEME SONGS?”

    Georgie Porgie

    I should have written the script is SIMILAR…..but the “music is not the same” and “they got different music and theme songs.”

    The BLP and DLP reminds me of two comedies I used to watch on television when I was at primary school.….both have a similar underlying script, but their music and theme songs are different.

    I’m sure you’ve heard about ““Steptoe & Son” and it’s US version “Sandford & Son?”

    See wuh I mean?

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  • @ Dr. GP

    De ole man ent know whether this Stoopid Cartoon is either “MYOPIC OR DYSPEPTIC”

    but de ole man was looking at the trail that the faeces is going to leave when it gets deposited offshore and i figured that vision is going to be a critical thing to see the trail of poop leading to the island.

    A question was asked about navigating by night and the reply was that the fishermen need to follow their noses

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  • Well, well, well………. “looka muh crosses fuh muh today, doh nuh?”

    “Lexicunt,” “George Street Pimp” and “Muscle Brain”……… coming one after the other.

    And isn’t it ironic that “Muscle Brain” used the word “retarded,” which in actuality, accurately describes “de t’ree uh DEM.”

    Hahahahahaha!!!!

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  • A woman get a little DJ pick and a big job man trying to tek it way! GP, yuh got Artax playing de music now?????

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  • Hahahaha

    No, Donna…. I don’t want to take away your DJ pick…… I’ll be too busy trying to defend myself against the onslaught soon to be levelled at me by Larry, Curly and Moe……who seem “addictively fascinated” with me (but I’m not kinda guy).

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  • @
    donna
    re GP, yuh got Artax playing de music now?????
    yes i want you to go with me to simple simon to cook and eat that sweet food
    so you left out de music fuh now

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  • @ piece pieceuhderockyeahright December 5, 2018 6:39 PM

    @ Dr. GP De ole man ent know whether this Stoopid Cartoon is either “MYOPIC OR DYSPEPTIC”
    look like it would be DYSPEPTIC CAUSE WHEN DE FISHERMEN SMELL THE SHIT IT WILL TURN DEM STOMACH

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  • @ ARTAX
    Artax December 5, 2018 6:36 PM

    “IS THE MUSIC THE SAME? LOL OR THEY GOT DIFFERENT THEME SONGS?”

    Georgie Porgie I should have written the script is SIMILAR…..but the “music is not the same” and “they got different music and theme songs.”

    OK SIR THANKS FOR THE CLARITY SIR

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  • WARU

    I repeat, anyone that struggled with something as basic as differentiating a candidate from a member of Parliament has no credibility, none!! Stay in yuh lane. Go learn Dutch and go Suriname and plant pineapples. Murdaaaa!

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  • lol..Enuff in Wonderland…Mia Borrows will soon be sending you to Suriname to pick pineapples, per the agreement she signed with Bouterse…..do you even know the terms of the agreement, did she tell you yet….. ya better brush up on ya Dutch now..I will come visit ya though…

    Do you remember the BIG RED BAG OF EVIDENCE of DLP crimes Mia was swinging around …that is now cutting Mia’s backside while she struggles to juggle the thieves who owns her with her partners in crimes she is afraid to lock up….that is the lane right there…wah happen, she lost the red bag of evidence or what??/. I believe it’s or what…

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