The Grenville Phillips Column – Ross University – Hip Hip Hooray

Barbados is fortunate to have Ross University relocating here, and our Prime Minister deserves credit for facilitating the move. This was a win for everyone: the University, which would have a wonderful location in the true land-of-the-free; the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), which would be able to pay its bills and not be a drain on tax payers; but most importantly, ordinary households.

The severe austerity is impacting those with home mortgages, and to have the reported 1,000 students plus 300 staff paying perhaps $1,000 per month for a room in someone’s house, may save the house from foreclosure. If the mortgage has already been paid, then the money can be used to invest in the education of their children.

The immediate beneficiaries would likely have been those in close proximity to the LESC, who would have likely benefitted slimily as those near the University of the West Indies. However, given the LESC’s favourable location and Barbados’ radial road network, anyone living near Highways 4, 5 and 6 would have an advantage since it would be one bus ride to and from LESC.

Many homes are already prepared to host the students and staff, having upgraded their houses to accommodate visitors for the Cricket World Cup. The level of interaction should be beneficial to the families since these are post-graduate students, and the exchange of ideas can only benefit both parties. Well done Barbados!

Yesterday, to my dismay, I read that all Barbadian households were disqualified from offering their houses as accommodation to the students and staff. I learnt that only those small houses in the Coverley residential development, which are located far away from LESC, were approved for Ross University students and staff. I felt sick reading that even if students wanted to have accommodation at a Barbadian household, that they could not.

Something did not seem right. Certainly Ross University would correct this offensive news report, but it remained unchallenged. Hence, this article.

Why is this offensive behaviour being tolerated in Barbados? Everyone in a free country has the right to seek accommodation that they can afford. Even in countries that limit personal freedoms, like Cuba, Russia, China and North Korea, people can still choose to select affordable accommodations.

In Barbados, the only persons who do not have the choice of accommodations are inmates detained at Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) Dodds, the Psychiatric Hospital, and those who choose a military type regimen like the Youth Service and the Defence Force. Everyone else has a constitutional right to personal liberty where they can seek affordable accommodations.

Is there no lawyer in Barbados who can request a judicial review of this offensive contract? Is there no person at the Fair Trading Commission who can make a determination of the fairness of this contract? Why are we tolerating having Barbados’ reputation being damaged in this manner?

It actually gets worse, as if that were even possible. These approximately 1,000 sq ft area houses are reportedly being rented to accommodate 4 persons, who must each pay approximately US$1,000 per month in rent. What???

This rent is so ridiculously high that those 4 students can pool their rent money for 3 years and easily purchase the house that they are renting. They can then sell it, share it as a vacation home, or rent it to other students after they graduate? Clearly they would not even need to consider something so extreme if the rent was reasonable, but to not consider this investment opportunity would be financially irresponsible of them.

It is a well-known maxim that to understand what is really going on, one should follow the money. It has been reported that the houses at Coverley were not selling as expected. It seems that only a few favoured people are supposed to benefit from the relocation of Ross University.

While homeowners and others may mourn the loss of this economic opportunity, the real victims are the unsuspecting students – who are to be incarcerated at HMP Coverly.

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

237 comments

  • Coyote has a dumb question that he has not seen documented, what is the cost(s) to Barbados in providing the accommodations at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) and Coverly to this PRIVATE UNIVERSITY. ROSS UNIVERSITY appears to be getting a SANDALS type connsession, maybe even better than Sandals. ROSS is being provided a campus and residence with no capital outlay, hummmmm.

    Is the LESC not a public entity to facilitate business, government in Barbados and Coverly a residential development for profit. So now that Barbados has given these two entities to a Private organization where does one hold conferences in Barbados and whose going to refund all the purchasers in Coventry development fo not meeting the original sales agreements ?

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  • @Wily Coyote
    Wily Coyote

    Have you not been paying attention? The finer details of the agreement with ROSS has not been shared with the public. Sounds familiar?

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    @Enuff January 6, 2019 6:52 AM

    But Enuff, not even Ross is claiming to be in the same category as Harvard, Yale, UPenn, or Dartmouth.

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  • @ The Truth,

    Are cultural traits inherited, does that mean they are biological?

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    @WARU January 6, 2019 7:13 AM “bate and switch.”

    Bait and switch. Bait, as in the substance used to catch vermim.

    You owe me $1 USD for that.

    Please deposit it to the offshore account of Sir Simple Simon, P.C. (People’s Counsel)

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  • Theo and BushTea

    If WARU references Ivy League schools, am I not suppose to respond by referencing Ivy League schools? She contended that what Ivy League schools charged is justified. My response simply showed that Ross U is actually lower than Ivy League universities, and the emphasis was on HOUSING not fees per se. I also indicated that the AVERAGE cost of private medical university is US$55,000 per year, note I did not say IVY LEAGUE but PRIVATE MEDICAL universities, which means Ivy League and non Ivy League schools. For example Creighton University School of Medicine, Nebraska charges US$58,666 per year in tuition and $16,800 per year for living, which equates to US$1,866 per month. Is Creighton Ivy League or is it ranked? I keep telling wunna READ to UNDERSTAND not to ATTACK me. All yuh ain’t ready fuh me at all. I am not AC/Mariposa et al, I think for myself!! #butiamayardfowl

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    @Enuff January 6, 2019 8:39 AM “Many universities require 1st and 2nd year students to live on campus and some even require 3 and the full 4 years. ”

    Kindly provide us with a list of those universities which require 3rd and 4th year students to live on campus. Thanks.

    Since according to you:

    @Enuff January 6, 2019 8:39 AM “The bloggers hear need to start posting more evidence-based submissions and less of the hearsay, emotive and flat out lies.”

    So at a minimun I THINK that you should be REQUIRED to at least meet your own standards.

    Sir Simple Simon, P.C. (People’s Counsel)

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  • WARU

    Here are some:

    Roanoke College – 4 years required
    Duquesne University – First 2 years
    Brown University – 3 years
    Winston-Salem State University – 2 years
    Duke University – 3 years
    Loyola University – First 2 years
    Cornel University – All FT students, unless stated exceptions are met
    Baylor University – All FT students, unless stated exceptions are met
    Tulane University – First 2 years
    Wagner College – 3 years

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    @Jeff Cumberbatch January 6, 2019 9:11 AM “@ Bush Tea, she may start with this one-

    “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section(1) of Section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), and in supercession of notification number 13/2012-Service Tax, dated 17th March 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number GSR. 211 (E), dated 17th March, 2012, the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the taxable service of the description specified in column (2) of the Table below, from so much of the service tax leviable thereon under Section 66B of the said Act, as is in excess of the service tax calculated on a value which is equivalent to a percentage specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table, of the amount charged by such service provider for providing the said taxable service, unless specified otherwise, subject to the relevant conditions specified in the corresponding entry in column (4) of the said table”

    First i would spank the lawyer who wrote that.

    Then I would end them back to class one.

    And after they have passed the 11+ with at least 90% in English, then CXC, earning a grade 1, and the A’Level or whatever it is called now earning a grade 1 or an A, only then I would let them back into law school.

    One day long ago a friend of mine received a letter from the lawyer of his ex, one of the those who have sat in our honourable house. We nearly de’d with laughter then. Either the lawyer is dyslexic, and or her secretary also has dyslexia. If I had written a note like that to the village shopkeeper my mother wouldda kill me den.

    But this woman escaped from UWI’s law school, and we promoted her to one of the highest offices in the land.

    A complete joker, who likely could not have earned her living in any place other than Barbados.

    Lolll!!!

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  • The Truth Shall Set You Free

    Are cultural traits inherited, does that mean they are biological? {Quote}

    Out of all the things in my post you choose to focus on that simple issue?

    Maybe you should Google it, the same way you Googled that the brain is a muscle and argued with Dr. GP, then tried to back-track when he and others showed up your folly.

    You are truly an amazing character.

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  • I happen to know that some of the lawyers and even a Q.C I know cannot write a simple sentence in English. In fact I have kept a campaign circular for more than a decade of a particular government minister from the last administration. Every time I come across it whist digging for documents I have another chance to roflmao.

    Makes one wonder – how did they get through CXC, UWI etc??????

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  • @ The Truth….
    You are truly an amazing character.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Not really amazing…
    Just an idiot.
    ALWAYS was…
    Always will be…

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  • TheOGazerts

    I was “born and bred” in Black Rock and I have never heard about “higher crime rates” in the area. Even the Commissioner of Police’s assertion that there were several “gangs” in Black Rock, was dismissed as folly. As such, I’m entitled to ask from where did he obtain this information.

    You are being very DISINGENUOUS and SILLY in your stupid attempt trying to associate me with the BLP each time you make some comment associated with me. Yet you come to this forum trying desperately at every opportunity afforded you, to convince us you’re not a supporter of the DLP.

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  • A few month ago I listened to a CBC (Canada) interview featuring Mike Grant- a member of Musical Youth- responsible for the popular song “Pass the Dutchie” and he explained the context of the lyric from the song.

    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/wednesday-october-17-2018-troye-sivan-margo-price-and-more-1.4864867/musical-youth-s-mike-grant-shares-how-the-song-pass-the-dutchie-changed-his-life-1.4864944

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  • @Artax
    But I called you fair and balanced. Was I wrong?

    I must point out that being a DLP or BLP supporter is not a crime. The difference between us is that I criticize where criticism is due, you both defend where it is not appropriate to do so. That will always put us in different camps.

    I think it is time for you and Enuff to say “I am what I am”. Stop trying to draw lines where none exist.

    Here is your response … Provide me with examples where…

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  • TheoGaz

    Can’t you read? Let me repeat, I support the BLP. Is that clear enuff now after the umpteenth time?

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  • Looks like the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre will become a centre for cadavers!!!!

    Where will Barbadian students sit exams?

    Wasn’t that what the millions were spent for … and to think the party in power put a whole lot of steal in there already!!

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  • @ Enuff
    I support the BLP. Is that clear enuff now after the umpteenth time?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    So What?!!
    Bushie too…

    But Bushie DOES NOT SUPPORT SHIITE….
    ..so any Bush man support for the BLP is CONDITIONAL on wunna keeping wunna excrement in the damn toilet…

    Can you say that…?
    If so, give us any example where your MORAL compass trumped your BLP support..?

    Failure to do so is strongly correlated to ‘Yardfowlism’….

    #takethetestEnuff

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  • Gonna be short..
    Not failed but failing.
    PR moves and BS instead of policies
    Insensitive to optics (feelings of the people they represent)
    Land fraud terrorists heading the ‘Land’ and justice departments
    The businessmen who were DLP demons are now BLP business partners
    Doing the same things they called out when in opposition
    New broom does not sweep any cleaner.
    Not failed but failing
    No recovery in sight

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  • BushTea and Theo

    I already dismissed wunna as lightweights since 11:46 am. Go rest and enjoy wunna Sunday food. Once again, reading to attack me not to understand what I am saying.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Sargeant 👍🏿.. cool interview!

    Fame, fortune and pot… cooking pots, and a bit of the other one too!

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  • Enuff 68…I recognize some of them, but that does not explain why Ross wants to chain these students to Maloney’s DUMP at Coverley…all through their 4 year term or whatever it is..

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  • TheOGazerts

    Likewise, please give examples where I “both defend where it is not appropriate to do so.”

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  • TheOGazerts

    Why should I have to admit to you or anyone if I support the BLP, since, as you have mentioned, supporting the BLP or DLP is not a crime?

    Based on the content of your contributions, anyone can reasonably conclude you’re a DLP supporter…….but again, it’s not a crime if you are.

    If you’re so convinced I’m a BLP supporter, why do believe there is a need for you to belabor the point or try to convince others.?

    As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, many of you forget what you contribute to this forum, and when you are reminded, rather than admit to your hypocrisy, you prefer to make snide, pejorative remarks, as evidenced by the resident pantomath.

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  • @David

    Coyote has been paying ATTENTION, same old same old, corruption continues. Question is how is the MAM organization facilitating the necessary graft payments from this arrangement.

    Time to wake-up and smell the rotten roses.

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  • David u need to come clean .The people are being blindsided by these articles that does not put govt feet to the fire

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  • For the record. the Constitutional right to liberty is not only about incarceration as Jeff seems to suggest. I stated that there are 10 reasons. This is not my opinion, anyone can read the public document and see that there are 10 (a to j). So it is fact.

    The interpretation of the law on the other hand is a matter of opinion. Sometimes the law is clearly written to be self-explanatory, and sometimes it is not. Where it is not, there are differing legal opinions. The court is where those opinions are addressed and precedent can be set. Good practitioners of the law should know be able to cite these precedents to support their legal opinions.

    There are so many aspects of law that lawyers normally only have time in their careers to specialize in only one part. More accurately, they only have time in their careers to keep current with the precedents of that one specialization. There are other professionals who must also keep current with the same legal precedents in order to properly do their jobs.

    All Engineers who manage construction contracts must be familiar with contract law. It is a mandatory part of their academic training, and they must understand the construction contract precedents of the jurisdictions where they practise in order to properly adjudicate construction disputes. I have done that across the Caribbean for the past 2 decades on significant contracts.

    I am not, inany way, an expert on the Constitution. But I can read it – and so can any of you.

    If we look at the 10th, or j, it reads thus.

    “13. (1) No person shall be deprived of his personal liberty save as may be authorised by law in any of the following cases, that is to say-”

    “j) to such extent as may be necessary in the execution of a lawful order requiring that person to remain within a specified area within Barbados or prohibiting him from being within such an area, or to such extent as may be reasonably justifiable for the taking of proceedings against that person with a view to the making of any such order or relating to such an order after it has been made or to such extent as may be reasonably justifiable for restraining that person during any visit that he is permitted to make to any part of Barbados in which, in consequence of any such order, his presence would otherwise be unlawful.”

    So clearly, personal liberty is not just about incarceration, it is also about not going or living where you want to go. The Constitution lists 10 reasons where you can be prevented from living where you want – or having limits on your personal liberty. Some students want to live elsewhere, but their liberty is being restricted.

    The whole point of the article is that any differing opinions on this matter can be resolved through the courts, hopefully to the benefit of the students and us. Hence, my simple call for a lawyer to assist with a judicial review by the courts. Some found this objectionable.

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  • My Dear Artax,

    Why do I ‘pick’ on you and Enuff?

    Somehow I get the impression that both of you are young and inteligent. However, it seems as if your calculations include getting thirty pieces of silver. I sincerely believe that both of you are better than that.

    If you continue on your current path, you will become the MCarrington and GPayne of the future. This politicAl and legal trickery and excuses is a part of the DNA that all of Barbados should try to correct.

    The future of Barbados lies in your hands, but your role models are deeply flawed.

    It’s not a B or D thing. It’s about the future of Barbados.

    It’s not about making excuses because “it’s your guys at bat”…. it’s about core values… right is right and wrong is wrong… live that.

    I believe and have confidence in the two of you. Be honest with yourselves.

    TheO

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  • @ TheO G
    Steupss…
    You mind Artax,,,?
    what young man what??!!
    He old as shiite hear…..

    Bushie is but a few months older than that ol’ geezer…
    Artax missed the gravy train when Barrow died….
    LOL
    ha ha ha

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  • “There are so many aspects of law that lawyers normally only have time in their careers to specialize in only one part.”

    This is patently false…replace the word “aspects”…with DISCIPLINES of the law…DISCIPLINES..

    Some lawyers attempt…to practice 2 or 3 DISCIPLINES…most don’t..

    Most lawyers PRACTICE one DISCIPLINE throughout their careers…some multitask..

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  • “Enuff 68…I recognize some of them, but that does not explain why Ross wants to chain these students to Maloney’s DUMP at Coverley…all through their 4 year term or whatever it is..”

    Coverley student housing is superior to many dorm rooms on offer in Amurka. Murdaaa!!

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  • “However, it seems as if your calculations include getting thirty pieces of silver.”

    “If you continue on your current path, you will become the MCarrington and GPayne of the future.”

    TheOGazerts

    WTF!!!!

    How the bloody hell did you arrive at the above conclusions, especially taking into consideration you don’t know anything about me?

    What exactly is behind your SICK PREOCCUPATION with whether or not I’m a BLP supporter?

    Assuming I was, how will that affect you?

    Where did this shiite about “thirty pieces of silver” come from?

    Continuing on what “current path?”

    I’m not a lawyer nor have I been accused of with-holding the funds of former clients or stealing their land. So how could you conclude I “will become the Michael Carrington and George Payne of the future?

    Perhaps you may be experiencing early symptoms of dementia or senility.

    My friend, if you don’t have ANYTHING WORTHWHILE to contribute, just chill out until you do, rather than making silly, unfounded and wild accusations.

    I have challenged you on several occasions, to PRESENT to this forum, any of my contributions, in which you can IDENTIFY a phrase, paragraph, sentence, even 4 words, that could be reasonably and definitively interpreted as DEFENDING Mia Mottley and the BLP.

    You have refused to do so……..yet you continue to these make silly, childish accusations.

    Just chill out and relax yuh-self.

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  • Waru:

    I stand corrected. I should have wrote “disciplines” as you correctly stated.

    Please note that such pedantic corrections do not normally attract an alarming accusation of: “This is patently false.”

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Phillips, I am happy that you noted that you have been working with contract law of the building business for many years …however your explanation of clause 13 as above highlights a complete lack of deftness of understanding.

    You caused me to read the section this morning thus I cannot fathom your explanation at 6:48PM..I am not an attorney but like you work duties for some years enforced a need to be nimble and knowledgeable on the law of contract about de place…and beyond.

    So I am just as ignorant or competent as you or any non lawyer to decipher our constitution clause 13 which as I read it simply states that there are a series of conditions (a – j) which CAN deprive a person of their liberty …ALL of them RELATE to losing liberty or being incarcerated/arrested by the direction of the courts/nation!

    The principal point of the sentence in the clause is DEPRIVATION of personal liberty which has been defined as incarceration by the Dean…how else do you perceive that the state can DEPRIVE a citizen of their personal liberty?

    The clauses a – j simply define the class of person (or reasons attributed to such persons) that CAN BE DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY by the state. They are NO OTHER REASONS that define or validate lack of liberty….that is simply NOT FACTUALLY what is stated or intended.

    In simple English (per clauses a-j) persons CAN be deprived of their liberty by the state when:

    a.they are charged and are unfit (unable) to basically make bail or they have been convicted by a court recognised in BIM.
    b.they are charged with contempt of court and remanded to jail.
    c.they can’t pay child support or some other imposition and have been placed on remand by the courts.
    d.an arrest warrant has been enforced to ensure the citizen atends court
    e.they are arrested on suspicion of terrorism or some other criminal offense.
    f.they are an unruly minor and the courts are forcing them to get an education and/or behave themselves thus have taken their liberty against their will
    g.they are suspected of having Ebola or some such communicable virus and the courts say ‘restrain them until they are free of that’.
    h.they are deemed mad as a hatter from drugs, mental challenges or whatever and considered a danger to themselves or society
    i.they are doing an Myrie (poetic license taken) and trying to get in or stay in BIM illegally as far as the courts are concerned; or another country has presented a valid extradition request for their deportation.
    AND the one you so strangely highlighted…
    j.a restraining order is issued to prevent them from visiting certain locations or conversely the restraining order restricts them to their home or other designated area.

    Mr Phillips it is shocking the absolutely confounding interpretations you assign to relatively straight forward text … for a man who deciphers numerical data well you do an absolutely poor job with interpreting words in CONTEXT.

    All I can ask in summary: On what basis are you concluding that those clauses offer a legal basis of “the Constitutional right to liberty [that] is not … about incarceration”

    I am dumbfounded by this refusal to accept the simple explanation by the law professor…it was NOT an opinion of the law…it was a DEFINITION of a wording in this clause of the law…if you will .. it was a defining precedent on how to proceed….

    You cannot START interpreting the law unless you have the correct definition done and dusted.

    You are just plainly FACTUALLY wrong…SMH!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    And @Phillips if you do get a chance to respond it may be USEFUL to read sect 13.2 in CONJUNCTION (or contextually) with 13.1!

    Considering that these are linked together and 13.2 starts :“Any person who is arrested or detained…” it strongly suggests that ‘liberty’ of 13.1 is focused and almost solely intended to refer to INCARCERATION as was CLEARLY defined for you by our resident SME.

    Were you any other person making these incomprehensible remarks you would have been dismissed as a charlatan…but based on your background of accomplishments one can reasonably presume this is simply NOT your forte and thus you are careless and not studied enough!

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  • “We took the risk on Barbados based on Prime Minister Mottley and her Cabinet because it was clear that they were going to help partner with us in a very short time frame. There always were going to be obstacles right, that we were going to be able to overcome those obstacles, so for our investors and for the folks that fund us, they see Barbados as a place that is easy to do business; that is partnering with investors and businesses that are coming in; that has a government that is very focused on, for us it is important that the government is focused on education and particularly healthcare education.”

    http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/ross-university-picked-barbados-because-mottley-led-government

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  • THE operation of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) on the island is expected to give a boost of between $55 to $60 million to the Barbados economy annually. To date, the medical university has provided work for over 1 000 Barbadians on the construction projects on the academic and living facilities.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ DpD

    Forgive me for asking this question of you.

    I will admit to you I started reading the submissions but…

    From what I am cleaning from your own commentary the issue seem to rest on deprivation of liberty and incarceration right?

    Dont know who is promoting the moot and, given Grenville’s recent strategy to make statements about anything that the LUMINARY Jeff Cumberbatch says, i will assume that this is a similar argument by Phillip’s.

    In his continuing attempt to drum up Solutions Barbados article counts.

    But just to make the observation that “deprivation of liberty” is NOT necessarily incarceration.

    Simply look at the statement of justice delayed is justice denied and you can easily draw the parallel between “degrees of deprivation” which do not meet the definition of The United Nations Human Rights abuses clauses BUT ARE SO SKILLFULLY MANIPULATED TO EFFECT DEPRIVATION.

    OR DE FACTO INCARCERATION.

    Let me give you an example as presents itself with this Integrity Legislation of 1933.

    Under one of its Plenipotentary Clauses an individual can be detained summarily by one of the officers of said Commission PURELY BASED ON THE SELECTIVE INTERPRETATION OF AN OFFICER.

    So, say that Darwin Dottin is appointed to head that Integrity Commission and sat that one of his officers arbitrarily decided that the DLP fellow heading that Police Commission thingy is in his, the officer’s opinion, breaching the IL rules, would arresting him twice a week, on Monday for 3 days and again in Thursday for 4 days, for 6 months, not meet the requirements of depriving one of one’s liberty BUT NOT INCARCERATION?

    Again de ole man apologizes for not reading this Grenville Phillips blog in its entirety and probably getting the whole moot wrong but…you dun know dat Grenville Phillips is a BlP plant to undermine the Third Party Movement in Barbados don’t you?

    Jeff Cumberbatch is seen as a Social Threat with TOO BIG A FOLLOWING.

    GRENVILLE PHILLIPS ‘ JOB IS TO WHITTLE AWAY JEFF’S CURRENCY WITH THESE EMPTY ISSUES EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

    Jeff has been entertaining the clown Grenville for a while cause the latter is disposed to be kind to animals BUT DE OLE MAN ENT GOT DEM DNA NICETIES.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for DpD thank you

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Your assistance is being sought Honourable Blogmaster with a drivel item here

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  • Artax: Do you not remember the debates in Parliament noting about 18 gangs in Black Rock?

    Enuff: Perhaps you are unaware that these are not under-graduate students but graduate-students. Are you aware of any university on this planet that mandates where graduate students should live?

    Piece: You are so quick to oppose that you have tripped yourself up. Then, you continue with your obligatory insults. If you are as old as you claim, and you are still behaving like an infant, then you really need to grow up fast.

    Section j was provided to show that item 13 does not only refer to incarceration, but limiting where someone can and cannot reside – while not being incarcerated. If it were exclusively incarceration, then it may be more challenging to argue relevance of Ross’ situation. However, it includes restricting where a person can reside and cannot reside.

    Section 13 suggests that such restrictions on personal liberty (where a person can and cannot reside) is the exclusive right of the authorities – not a private institution like Ross. Why not let the courts adjudicate this matter?

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  • “Artax: Do you not remember the debates in Parliament noting about 18 gangs in Black Rock?”

    nextparty246

    And..…….you used this information as your basis to determine there is a “higher crime rate” in Black Rock?”

    WOW!!!!……..you’re good.

    I do not remember any “debate in Parliament noting about 18 gangs in Black Rock,” but I do remember that, in August 2017, Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith revealing police had identified as many as 16 gangs in the Black Rock area.

    The police did not present any statistics to indicate there was an upsurge in gang related crimes in the area, but they said there has been a decrease in certain criminal activities.

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  • “Please note that such pedantic corrections do not normally attract an alarming accusation of: “This is patently false.””

    but it is patently false and misleading…so much so that lawyers in Barbados. 99% of them …FORGOT they were TRAINED IN and PRACTICE DISCIPLINES…instead they PRACTICE..THEFTS AGAINST THE PEOPLE….deceit against the people…

    So the distinction is very, very important to make.

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  • “Coverley student housing is superior to many dorm rooms on offer in Amurka. Murdaaa!!”

    just how many dorm rooms have you visited in US…

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  • @Artax

    There was a debate challenging the definition of a gang as put forward by COP Griffith. We should not get embroiled in the pedantic. Deacons, Feirnihurst and surrounding areas are hotspots for crime. Many of these areas have been listed in published reports operating below the poverty line. Let us not push our heads in the sand like Maurice King offered all those years ago.

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  • @enuff

    Is this an issue to quibble about you think? If the students are unhappy about the student quarters they signed up for there must be an internal process for them (and parents) to represent their interest. We have other local causes Grenville and others should be championing.

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  • David BU

    Okay, I’ll have to accept what you mentioned as fact, and concede I don’t know anything about an area in which I grew up and lived.

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  • @Artax

    One does not have to grow up in Black Rock to appreciate the trends.

    If time permits will locate the public reports covering the area.

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  • “Enuff: Perhaps you are unaware that these are not under-graduate students but graduate-students. Are you aware of any university on this planet that mandates where graduate students should live?”

    This exposes you as a pretend paragon of virtue and man of the highest integrity. It is intellectual dishonesty of the highest order and if you take this approach to writing your Phd thesis you will fail. You spent the entire weekend arguing the constitutionality of forcing someone to live on campus. The basis of your argument had nothing to do with whether the students were graduate or postgraduate. In fact you asked “why is this offensive behaviour being tolerated in Barbados?; and made clear that “everyone in a free country has the right to seek accommodation that they can afford. Even in countries that limit personal freedoms, like Cuba, Russia, China and North Korea, people can still choose to select affordable accommodations.” The operative word being EVERYONE. It is only now that it has been shown that students are required by universities to live on campus for varying lengths of time and the behaviour is not “offensive” as you claim, that you are now trying to zero in on graduate students. There are many obvious reasons, primarily capacity, why universities tend not to impose such strict requirements on graduate students. However, both Oxford and Cambridge universities dictate that students live within a stated distance of the university. Unless exempted, failure to do so results in failing the course. Is that unconstitutional and offensive too?

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  • Meanwhile the Ross students have the malls at skymall and Sheraton ‘ramoff’.

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  • This issue is about demographics though Enuff…most campuses have student housing in close proximity to their universities…to eliminate the hours spent travelling from point A…to…..because of these countries sheer sizes…so no they do not dictate…after the first year…where students should be housed..

    particularly for graduate students…hell ya can do long distance learning without even visiting a university or living in any of their dorms…

    ….I did not realize these were graduate students..I thought they were first year..

    so why is Ross dictating….and they are not even anywhere near top tier..

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Pieces, greetings of 2019 first up.

    I can’t speak to ur contention that Phillips is a lackey of the BLP or set to disparage the excellent non-political commentary of @DeanJeff but frankly his method of incomprehensible logic is so totally disingenuous that I often pause to give your view a closer look.

    I’ll let u review his ramblings here and the analysis from the law professor to form ur own view in this matter.

    @Mr Phillips you are being unnecessarily dense…and you CANT be this unable to comprehend simple English.

    If you have reviewed contracts as often as you suggest you know that they are agreements between the parties and not regulated by the state unless they contravene national laws.

    This clause of the Constitution you cited DOES NOT relate to private contracts … You CANNOT be so absurd or obtuse to NOT understand that.

    I dun wid this.

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  • David Ellis has reported this morning students are being allowed to rent quarters outside of Corverly. This is a storm in a teacup matter.

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  • Ross knows what they did initially was crap…US and Canadian parents ARE NOT like Caribbean parents…

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  • @ David

    ” We have other local causes Grenville and others should be championing.”

    Some Bajans are focused on protecting that ” boost of between $55 to $60 million to the Barbados economy annually.”

    Hopefully some will trickle down to poor people .

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  • David
    How many students? I ain’t quibbling, GP’s argument is weak.

    WARU
    How many have you visited? I am fascinated by y’all tendency to assume that y’all know other bloggers’ life story.

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  • And so the initial contract has been declared null and void. But David, it was not a storm in a teacup. Like the knighthood it had to do with an attitude towards the masses. The INTENT was there to keep the general populace on the outside looking in.

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  • “WARU
    How many have you visited?”

    Columbia
    Waterloo
    Standford..

    and quite a few others..at least 6 others.

    that is why I can ASK YOU..how many have you visited??

    …cause all the ones I visited were for students..fine accommodations..

    I do not know which RAT TRAPS…of the Ross variety in US you went visiting FOR STUDENT ACCOMMODATION…. but ah never seen any…MAYBE I KEEP DIFFERENT COMPANY…

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  • Hi David:

    This is a local issue as I pointed out in my article. There are 1,500 mortgaged Barbadian houses that could desperately benefit economically from the presence of Ross University – and should not be disqualified from doing so.

    If you talk to families about to have their house foreclosed, then you would never think that this is a storm in a teacup. It can be win-win for students and homeowners. Why anyone would want to oppose that is beyond me.

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  • @Grenville

    These grad students are aware what they signed up for, just listened to an interview with some of the students, seem happy with the arrangement.

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  • @Donna, we are still looking in from the outside.

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  • The “entitled” class like it so.

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  • Enuff:

    In your usual haste to oppose you must have missed that the article was not about kindergarten, primary, secondary or under-graduate aged minors. It was about post-graduate adults. I specifically stated that in order to avoid the confusion that you are trying to create.

    Most under-graduates enter university as minors, who need more supervision. Therefore, to introduce that to support the issues relating to the article is irrelevant.

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  • GP
    Had you said graduate/post graduate students should have a right to choose their own accommodation, then your response would be credible. But you said everyone. So it is unconstitutional for graduate students but not undergraduate students? Oxford and Cambridge dictating where graduate students live is “offensive”?🤣🤣 I repeat, if you write that dissertation in a similar manner yuh gine fail. The most important part of a dissertation is a clear, unambiguous problem statement. Are the 1,500 households in mortgage difficulties located off highway 4, 5 and 6; or are all available for rent? No one says students renting from locals would not be beneficial; however, you are behaving as if this is the only or optimal way to benefit from Ross U’s presence. Where is the evidence? Poor, poor analytical skills.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the 1st of the Two Nameless Ones

    Inasmuch as you are a pooch li**er of Mugabe you are correct about the serious deficit in analytical thought that Grenville possesses

    It is now clearly apparent why the BLP does not openly attack Solutions Barbados because their leader is decidedly a dufus.

    He simply cannot debate a ram coat sheep!

    It pains me go read his writings.

    But, and here is a dramatic pause for emphasis…but in the face of such paucity, THIS IS WHY THE TRUE THIRD MOVEMENT WILL COME and will be accepted by bajans who will see the true authors of change.

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  • Examples what. Your words speak for themselves.

    Dude, be honest with yourself first.

    Wunna think people foolish. Walking and talking like a limited range chicken and claiming to be free range.

    Your words speak for themselves.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Grenville Phillips

    You are definitely a slow learner.

    Every effing week you come go this blog and compliment the Barbados Labour party on everything that they, in your humble opinion, have done right.

    You are a fvcking hypocrite

    And every chance I get DE OLE MAN VOING EXPOSE YOU TO BE AN AGENT OF THE MUGABE REGIME.

    let me show how you are effing slime.

    You are here talking bout how Ross bringing jobs and giving rentals and alot of shy$€.

    But your black pooch sucker ass has never once stood up as an engineer on Barbados Underground and said one effing word about the Coverley island that killed Abijah Holder

    Not once BECAUSE HIS LIFE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT TO YOU AS TALKJNG BOUT RUSM JOBS

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  • @Artax

    Sharing the report promised.

    Barbados Country Assessment of Living Conditions Report: Poverty On The Rise and The Need to Protect Our Women

    The death of 37 year old Nicole Harrison-Watson remains top of the mind for many Barbadians a couple days after she was found murdered at her Ferniehurst, Black Rock, St Michael home. While it does no good to speculate about what motivated her assailant (a suspect is being questioned by Police), it affords the living the opportunity to critically and

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  • That child should HAUNT all of those demons..

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  • I am still on-board with Solution Barbados. But “piece” makes a salient point. GP cannot compliment every action of the BLP until 2023. The BLP will hang those same words around his neck and make him irrelevant.

    A few have suggested that he put himself in attack mode but he seem unable to do so.

    Reminds me of when someone use and old joke told one of my friend “He has two gears, slow and slower”. GP lacks the attack mode.

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  • Piece:

    Your body has grown old, but you., the soul that lives within, is still an unruly infant. You have a lot of growing-up to do, but limited time to do so.

    For your your information, I do not discuss my client’s business.

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  • David BU

    Does this report focus on high crime rate in Black Rock……… or is it an assessment of living conditions and poverty in government housing developments such as Deacons Farm, Silver Hill and Gall Hill, Pinelands, St. Mathias, etc?

    Nicole was killed by her former jealous husband.

    TheOGazerts

    You are a jackass have failed to address the pertinent issues I raised.

    Seems as though you’re obsessed with me……but I’m not gay.

    Don’t assess me according to your standards of “walking and talking like a limited range chicken and claiming to be” supporting Solutions Barbados.

    According to David BU……you may have the last word.

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  • Thanks for letting me have the last word.
    …I am glad you feel it necessary to tell us you are not gay. It is not the sexual closet that I want you out of, it is the political closet.
    ….I saw that you were yet again doing your ““walking and talking like a limited range chicken” elsewhere. Funny, how you have to correct some records and throw the blame elsewhere.
    Again, thanks for letting me have the last word.

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  • @Thei,

    What does having the last word mean? It is often used on BU and I can remember as a little boy hearing it, but apart from the literal meaning, what is it really saying?

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  • The jackass could not resist.

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  • @Artax

    Isn’t there agreement that economic depressed areas breeds crime?

    On another note VoB carried a story to confirm that students are generally happy with Coverly even if a little more costly because of in-house amenities/facilities.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Grenville Phillips the 2nd admirer of the Barbados Labour Party

    I am glad you said what you said today for all persons here to see you publicly confirm what I have been saying

    Let me repeat my quote

    “…Your body has grown old, but you., the soul that lives within, is still an unruly infant…”

    First, the subject “you” predicates the use of the verb “are” not is.

    BU GRAMMAR POLICE – the Bane of Common Sense will be offended by that subject verb disagreement.

    It is indeed ironic and sad that you used these specific words “…You have a lot of growing-up to do, but limited time to do so…”

    You see Grenville, ABIJAH HOLDER, HE WILL NEVER GROW UP AND, AT THE GENTLE AGE OF 12, HE IS OUT OF TIME, EVER TO DO SO, on this side of the veil.

    Then you continue TO SEAL YOUR COFFIN IN VIEW OF ALL BU “FAMILY & HOUSEHOLD” when you proudly stated

    ” for your information, I do not discuss my client’s business…”

    And therein you have confirmed the true nature of the piece of a man that you are.

    For what you have said is

    “…as long as you pay me, I Grenville Phillips the 2nd WILL TAKE NY BRIBE MONEY AND WILL NOT SPEAK OUT, EVEN IF IT IS MURDER!!!”

    YOU CONFIRM FOR ALL OF US THAT YOU ARE A BOUGHT MAN!

    And your price is right so the island in the road death, though egregious is an item that you have been already bought, Lock, Stock and Barrel.

    What else have you been bought off in Grenville?

    We suppose that it is logical for us to assume that AS WE ARE SEEING, you will not say anything bad about the current Mugabe regime

    BECAUSE THEY ARE A CLIENT TOO…

    heheheheh

    Is that reasoning childish enough for you?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Pieces, I wondered how long it would take for someone to marinate and respond to that “I don’t discuss my clients’ business…”.

    But frankly speaking one has to cut him some slack:

    1.That he has the cajones to make such a remark and get boxed in as u have done

    But then the ultra opposite 2. That he validates that he does indeed have to be careful how he speaks on public issues because of his professional obligations.

    I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt per 2.

    Abijah’s death and the circumstances surrounding it are tragic and harsh but let’s not put the blame on public opinion figures like Phillips on that matter…after the fact.

    You see Phillips as a toady being foisted on the public by an entrenched political group but I can’t see the man as such a misguided hypocrite as that would go against everything that he has presented in his life to date.

    I perceive him as a self confident, very opiniated A type personality who is full of his own bilge (and outstanding acievements) that he says outlandish things and believes them to be practical solutions.

    That actually may be more dangerous than if he were a lackey because he actually BELIEVES his BS… and is working on his PhD to add more luster to the folly statements.

    Let’s see the man for his good points, recognize his errors and act accordingly…in short as we did/do with Barrow or Tom or Owen and Mia!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ DpD

    Tonight at 9 PM EST I too will be watching another fellow who also “believes in his own BS”

    Watching and praying the no foreign power launches any action against these United States of America while that equally apportioned dufus is in the oval office

    Cause if they do our ass is grass unless they ***

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  • Piece @ 11:25 a.m.

    Noting the aside to Grenville on Subject and verb agreement.It caused me to look at the 2 possibilities.That is the Subject is the word YOU – hence the plural verb – ARE – still an unruly infant

    Or the subject is – THE SOUL ( singular subject) that lives within( hence the use of the singular present tense of the verb ‘ ) – IS an unruly infant

    It would be interesting to hear English teachers’ pronouncements on this.

    I have seen some present day teachers grappling with this type of sentence construction.

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  • Piece:

    Your extreme hatred towards our Prime Minister appears to have negatively affected you. Your attacks are irrational. You seem to hate me because you think that I support her. That is an immature reason to hate someone.

    You should be mature enough to realize that in a democracy like ours, we must respect the will of the majority. The BLP have been given a mandate to manage our economy for the next 4.5 years, so let them. During this time, we have a duty to provide our best advice so that Barbados does not fail.

    That advice does not have to be given in the rudest of expressions. Infants lack self control and may insult eachother, oblivious to the consequences of their actions on their growth. Adults learn to be polite.

    Do I think that the PM is managing Barbados well? I think that she has accepted the worst possible advice on the economy that any of the 11 political parties proposed. I also think that she sincerely believes that the advice that she has received is good. Therefore, she is implementing the advice she has accepted.

    She is the PM. We can all offer her our advice. However, she is under no obligation to accept it, and we should not be bitter if she does not. Of course we may warn of any foreseen consequences.

    You seem to have a lot to offer, but you also have a lot of growing up to do. Ditto to DPD and Enuff. Rudeness is a sign of immaturity. Hear Jesus on related matters.

    “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I (Jesus) say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.” (Matt 5:21)

    “For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Matt 7:2)

    Peace.

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  • GPII
    Can you find this verse in the Bible? James 4:6 – “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” I am not bright, but I recognise intellect when I see it. You do not tick that box in my view. #delusionalaf

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Phillips please …pretty please do not quote scripture at me because I called ur illogical comments incomprehensible, bilge or nonsense.

    That sir is my opinion based on the simple fact that those particular comments were totally unworkable, bluntly wrong or just ridiculous…or all three in some cases.

    You are a bright fella but some ur pronoucements fit the bill above..and indeed many of ur remarks are simply outstanding.

    I have NEVER been rude to you … telling you ur remarks are ridiculous and SHOWING why I say that is not being rude…opinionated or brash but NOT rude senor.

    Case in point a law professor told u in simple terms that u were wrong on a legal matter…you in turn said the man tends to be condescending (or some such word) because u took umbrage to his well stated and clearly correct definition…

    So please, please do not come with some sanctimonious scripture to validate your unchristian behaviour of accusations against those who disagree with you in a gentlemanly manner.

    As another said ..stuuuepse!

    Now that may be a bit rude I would accept!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @TI, this is not a grammar class nor am I an English technician … but all here have been using the language for well nigh 50+ years …

    So like the ole man Pieces
    I don’t see how serious English technicians would have ANY difficult with the sentence.

    There are NOT two options as u stated…but ONLY one as @Piece highlighted.

    Please note that the words the soul that lives within are set off by commas….in plain English that clause tho relevant to the sentence sits apart from it still and thus the subject remains YOU.

    I am sure many experts here can speak about appositives and all other manner of technical stuff fellas like Wharton or Muff Holder delighted in but the fact is Piece was coreect.

    However as another sunrise soon approaches we completely understood GPII so all dis ole talk means not a jot and I merely bored the blog because I felt bored myself before wrapping for the night!

    I gone.

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  • Grenville Philips like most BU Bible illiterates interprets the Bible very loosely
    In Matthew 5:21-22 Jesus interprets the law against murder. I hope you will learn something here.

    “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.”
    a. You have heard it said: These people had not really studied the Law of Moses for themselves. All they had was the teaching on the law from the scribes and Pharisees. In this particular matter, the people had heard the scribes and Pharisees teach “You shall not murder.”
    i. When Jesus said, “…it was said to those of old,” He reminds us that something isn’t true just because it is old. And if it is not true, its antiquity is no credit to it. “Antiquity disjointed from verity is but filthy hoariness; and deserveth no more reverance than an old lecher, which is so much the more odious, because old.”

    b. But I say to you: Jesus shows His authority, and does not rely on the words of previous scribes or teachers. He will teach them the true understanding of the Law of Moses.
    i. “What a King is ours, who stretches his scepter over the realm of our inward lusts! How sovereignly he puts it: ‘But, I sayunto you’! Who but a divine being has authority to speak in this fashion? His word is law. So it ought to be, seeing he touches vice at the fountain- head, and forbids uncleanness in the heart.”

    c. Whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: The teaching of the scribes and Pharisees (“You shall not murder”) was true enough. Yet they also taught that anything short or murder might be allowed. Jesus corrects this, and makes it clear that it is not only those who commit the act of murder who are in danger of judgment, those who have a murderous intent in the heart are also in danger of the judgment.

    i. Jesus exposes the essence of the scribes’ heresy. To them, the law was really only a matter of external performance, never the heart. Jesus brings the law back to the matters of the heart. “The supervision of the Kingdom does not begin by arresting a criminal with blood-red hands; it arrests the man in whom the murder spirit is just born.”

    ii. We should emphasize that Jesus is not saying that anger is as bad as murder. It is profoundly morally confused to think that someone who shouts at another person in anger has sinned as badly as someone who murders another person in anger. Jesus emphasized that the law condemns both, without saying that the law says they are the same things. The laws of the people could only deal with the outward act of murder, but Jesus declared that His followers understood that God’s morality addressed not only the end but also the beginning of murder.

    iii. Barclay, commenting on the specific ancient Greek word translated angry: “So Jesus forbids for ever the anger which broods, the anger which will not forget, the anger which refuses to be pacified, the anger which seeks revenge.”
    iv. “The words ‘without cause’ probably reflect an early and widespread softening of Jesus’ strong teaching. Their absence does not itself prove there is no exception.” c. And whoever says to his brother, “Raca!” shall be in danger of the council: To call someone “Raca” expressed contempt for their intelligence. Calling someone a fool showed contempt for their character. Either one broke the heart of the law against murder, even if it did not commit murder.
    i. Commentators have translated the idea behind Raca as “nitwit, blockhead, numbskull, bonehead, brainless idiot.” “Raca is an almost untranslatable word, because it describes a tone of voice more than anything else. Its whole accent is the accent of contempt…It is the word of one who despises another with an arrogant contempt.” (Barclay)
    ii. “These are not uncommon or particularly vulgar words…but they suggest an attitude of angry contempt.”
    iii. “In these words of Jesus against anger and contempt there is an aspect of exaggeration. They are the strong utterance of one in whom all forms of inhumanity roused feelings of passionate abhorrence. They are of the utmost value as a revelation of character.”

    In addition, I can not find any credible Bible scholar who conflates Mathew 5 and 7 except to note that they are both part of the Sermon on the Mount.

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  • As I said previously I can not find any credible Bible scholar who conflates Mathew 5 and 7 except to note that they are both part of the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5:21-22 Jesus interprets the law against murder. In Mathew 7:2 Jesus gives a summary statement on passing judgment upon others.
    “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
    a. Judge not, that you be not judged: Here Jesus moved to another idea in the Sermon on the Mount. He had primarily dealt with themes connected with the interior spiritual life (attitudes in giving, prayer, fasting, materialism, and anxiety over material things). Now He touches on an important theme related to the way we think of and treat others.
    i. We remember that Jesus called for a righteousness that was greater than that of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:20 ). In the way some people think, the way to make one’s self more righteous is to be more judgmental of others. Jesus here rebuked that kind of thinking.
    b. Judge not, that you be not judged: With this command Jesus warned against passing judgment upon others, because when we do so, we will be judged in a similar manner.
    i. Among those who seem to know nothing of the Bible, this is the verse that seems to be most popular. Yet most the people who quote this verse don’t understand what Jesus said. They seem to think (or hope) that Jesus commanded a universal acceptance of any lifestyle or teaching.
    ii. Just a little later in this same sermon (Matthew 7:15-16 ), Jesus commanded us to know ourselves and others by the fruit of their life, and some sort of assessment is necessary for that. The Christian is called to show unconditional love, but the Christian is not called to unconditional approval. We really can love people who do things that should not be approved of.
    iii. So while this does not prohibit examining the lives of others, it certainly prohibits doing it in the spirit it is often done. An example of unjust judgment was the disciples’ condemnation of the woman who came to anoint the feet of Jesus with oil (Matthew 26:6-13 ). They thought she was wasting something; Jesus said she had done a good work that would always be remembered. They had a rash, harsh, unjust judgment.
    · We break this command when we think the worst of others.
    · We break this command when we only speak to others of their faults.
    · We break this command when we judge an entire life only by its worst moments.
    · We break this command when we judge the hidden motives of others.
    · We break this command when we judge others without considering ourselves in their same circumstances.
    · We break this command when we judge others without being mindful that we ourselves will be judged.
    c. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged: Jesus did not prohibit the judgment of others. He only requires that our judgment be completely fair, and that we only judge others by a standard we would also like to be judged by.
    i. When our judgment in regard to others is wrong, it is often not because we judge according to a standard, but because we are hypocritical in the application of that standard – we ignore the standard in our own life. It is common to judge others by one standard and ourselves by another standard – being far more generous to ourselves than others.
    d. With the measure you use, it will be measured back to you: This is the principle upon which Jesus built the command, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” God will measure unto us according to the same measure we use for others. This is a powerful motivation for us to be generous with love, forgiveness, and goodness to others. If we want more of those things from God, we should give more of them to others.
    i. According to the teaching of some rabbis in Jesus’ time, God had two measures that He used to judge people. One was a measure of justice and the other was a measure of mercy. Whichever measure you want God to use with you, you should use that same measure with others.
    ii. We should only judge another’s behavior when we are mindful of the fact that we ourselves will be judged, and we should consider how we would want to be judged.

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  • The Truth Shall Set You Free

    “Grenville Philips like most BU Bible illiterates interprets the Bible very loosely……”

    @ Georgie Porgie

    You have already establish that, with the exception of you, everyone on BU are Bible illiterates.

    So what if Grenville Philips like most BU Bible illiterates interprets the Bible very loosely?

    How do we know for sure you’re a Bible literate? Because you say so?

    Who asked you to come here in your self-righteous arrogance to give us Bible lessons?

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  • q Who asked you to come here in your self-righteous arrogance to give us Bible lessons?
    a I did!
    NOW CAN YOU ADD TO WHAT I SAID OR REFUTE ANYTHING I SAID?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ T. Inniss

    “…the soul that lives within..” refers to “you”, the second person singular, which, while it has a noun requiring a third person verb, IS NOT THE SUBJECT OF THE SENTENCE.

    SOUL IS SUBORDINATE TO THE SUBJECT and cannot proceed nor hijack the substantive noun.

    If in doubt, go back to Latin and see which noun the verb perforce must agree with.

    First of all he uses a full stop after you AND THEN A COMMA which is patently wrong.

    Had he used dots of continuity and continued “…the soul that lives within is still a little child…” then the assassin of English would be correct, but merely by adding the second comma he has made the distinction and appended the verb to the subject “you”

    You WILL LOSE HERE on this meaningless item of drivel notwithstanding that de ole man only went to school up to when I was 11.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ DpD

    I was actually typing in a “buffer zone” when you were blocking here.

    I sometimes do that, compose text in an editor and then post it I a
    actually thought that I was alone on the blog given the lateness of the hour but i was wrong.

    I will post the 5 items sequentially as i was writing them

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Grenville Phillips

    My aversion to the drivel that you post and my obvious visceral remarks to you lie in your spineless approach to the matters of governance and taking an effing stand on anything that is meaningful.

    Each week you come and talk bout your miraculous BERT ALTERNATIVE, IN GENERIC TERM while complimenting the Barbados Labour Party

    That is suck poochism befitting of the Mugabe Defense Force of whom you are now the Commander?

    You could only be an idiot.

    SERIOUSLY??

    Unlike many here I have from time to time gone to your website to see if you are getting ready

    it grieves my heart that you are not and are stuck in ghd same mode as you were one year ago.

    your website has not been updated for 9 months!!!

    I take you on verbally because you are an enemy to the third Party Movement not because of a personal vendetta.

    I ent know your account BUT I DO KNOW THAT YOU ARE AN ENEMY TO PROGRESS AND THE CHANGE THAT BARBADOS NEEDS

    Here is something you said on your site

    “…Improving Governance

    The general inefficiency and indecision within the public service is the main problem hindering Barbados’ development.

    This can be solved with a professional public service that is not influenced by any political party…”

    How can you speak so nobly about influence of a political party yet come here on BU and proudly say that “you do not discuss the affairs of your Coverley clients” ? the ones that killed Abijah Holder with that island in the road?

    But I with the soul of a child, IS, ARE, AM, making representation on behalf of that child WHO WILL NEVER BE A MAN and you sir, nor fellers like Maloney, WILL NEVER FORGET IT

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with another bit of drivel thank you

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    @ Grenville Phillips

    My aversion to the drivel that you post and my obvious visceral remarks to you lie in your spineless approach to the matters of governance and you blatant inability to take an effing stand on anything that is meaningful.

    Each week you come and talk bout your miraculous BERT ALTERNATIVE, IN GENERIC TERM while complimenting the Barbados Labour Party

    That is suck poochism befitting of the Mugabe Defense Force of whom you are now the Commander?

    You could only be an idiot.

    SERIOUSLY??

    Unlike many here I have from time to time gone to your website to see if you are getting ready

    it grieves my heart that you are not and are stuck in ghd same mode as you were one year ago.

    your website has not been updated for 9 months!!!

    I take you on verbally because you are an enemy to the third Party Movement not because of a personal vendetta.

    I ent know your account BUT I DO KNOW THAT YOU ARE AN ENEMY TO PROGRESS AND THE CHANGE THAT BARBADOS NEEDS

    Here is something you said on your site

    “…Improving Governance

    The general inefficiency and indecision within the public service is the main problem hindering Barbados’ development.

    This can be solved with a professional public service that is not influenced by any political party…”

    How can you speak so nobly about influence of a political party yet come here on BU and proudly say that “you do not discuss the affairs of your Coverley clients” ? the ones that killed Abijah Holder with that island in the road?

    But I with the soul of a child, IS, ARE, AM, making representation on behalf of that child WHO WILL NEVER BE A MAN and you sir, nor fellers like Maloney, WILL NEVER FORGET IT

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother WITHOUT A CAUSE shall be in danger of the judgment

    @ Grenville Phillips II

    I see that I have riled you to respond.

    that is good.

    De ole man loves Mia Amor Mottley.

    I HAVE TO. My God commands that

    But the ole man hates Mugabe Mottley

    And you, spiritual laggard that you are, nor her Mugabe Defense Force NOR SHE HERSELF, CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

    What is my cause thou pretend patriot?

    Before My God I can claim many a thing is this regard against Mia, AS CAN MANY OTHERS HERE, AND ACROSS BARBADOS, but that IS NOT important Grenville.

    WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT MUGABE IS ENCROACHING ON MIA , and, in the ensuing battle, bajans and residents’ lives ARE AT RISK

    My ass is grass Grenville, and so is yours and so is hers, we are worms’ meat

    but what pretenders like you who claim to follow God HAVE TO DO IS, GROW A PAIR and speak out against Mugabe

    BUT SINCE I HAVE SHOWN CONCLUSIVELY THAT YOUR GOVERNANCE BANTER IS A LIE, I expect that every time I post AND EXPOSE YOU, you going come and throw this child thing at de ole man

    you and the others fail to understand that de ole man DOES NOT CRINGE WHEN YOU DO THAT.

    WE **** WERE NOT TRAINED THAT WAY, such was used daily to harden out resolve and therefore, when it is done, it invigorates de ole man.

    we feed on derogatory remarks we absorb them into our being

    I dont know if you know the character Vision from the Comic Universe but “..The Vision can use his density control offensively be attaining minimum density (intangibility). Passing a part of all of his body within another living being and ever so slightly increasing his density (tangibility). Even increasing his density to one half ounce (14.25 grams) is sufficient to cause the organism he passes through excruciating pain, a shock to the nervous system, and unconsciousness…”

    Huh??? WTF???

    It is not “water off the ducks back” Grenville, you need to understand that some beings exist for one purpose and feed on what other mortals flinch away from…

    Get balls or get out the melee cause Mugabe ent playing wid wunna

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  • Enuff:

    You are gravely mistaken. Engineers cannot be anything but humble, and very careful. If my structural analysis is incorrect, then the results can be fatal. That is why I encourage others to review my work. I also review the work of other Caribbean Engineers. Why? Because we all recognise the normally fatal results of a careless or reckless opinion.

    There are a few professions where a ‘god complex’ is typical. Engineering is not one of them. I welcome criticism and will change my advice as soon as I am convinced that better exists. However, I must be convinced. Perhaps that is what you are misinterpreting.

    I am not convinced by bullying, but by discussion. If you must insult, then follow the exemple of Bush who has made it into an art. There is no malevolence, but an apparent desire for the recipient to look in the mirror and see whether he is deceiving himself.

    You, Piece and DPD need to look at the crude, hate-filled responses that you normally give. They benefit no-one. BU is a national treasure. Why are you three trying to mess it up? Why can’t you defend or promote your favoured political party’s views unrestrained, and insult when you think that you have to, without malice – so that the recipients only reasonable response to your comments is to say ‘thank you’?

    I will observe how you handle this challenge that can only benefit everyone.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ nextparty246 January 9, 2019 7:59 AM
    “There are a few professions where a ‘god complex’ is typical. Engineering is not one of them. I welcome criticism and will change my advice as soon as I am convinced that better exists. However, I must be convinced. Perhaps that is what you are misinterpreting.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Why not demonstrate how honest you are in that assertion by telling the BU household if you have retreated from your bullheaded position of replacing the present taxation system with a 10% across-the-board on all business revenues and personal incomes?

    Is it still your ‘god-complex’ goal to impose a 10% tax on all revenues generated by the local tourism industry as a solution to the Bajan foreign reserves problems?

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    Black Rock and Surrounding Areas are easily the worst crime areas on the island.

    Barbados records first murder of 2019

    Bar patron robbed
    Police say investigations are continuing into the unnatural death of a Shaqullie Toppin 24-year-old St Michael resident, who was shot around 9:55 last night at Danesbury near Retreat Road Black Rock.

    Police Public Relations Officer Michael Blackman said police responded to reports of a shooting on arrival they discovered Toppin had been shot he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Anyone who can provide any information that can assist the police in their investigations is asked to contact Police Emergency at 211 Crime Stoppers at 1800TIPS.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/230771/barbados-records-murder-2019

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  • Er…. medical doctors advice and work are also a matter of life and death and I have met very few humble doctors bout here. Usually I find I have to put them in their human place.

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