A Reminder to Mia and Corruption Talk

This is a BU reblog from 2015 – David, blogmaster

Mia Mottley Prosecutes Government on CORRUPTION in Her Reply to 2015 Budget

Those  Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members in parliament advocated the need for Barbados to enact Integrity and Freedom of Information legislation prior to being elected in 2008. There was an expectation Barbadians would have seen movement on this issue within 100 days of the DLP government […] taking office. It is an indictment on civil society we have not been able to pressure government to treat this issue as a priority.  In fact, the DLP was re-elected in 2013 and transparency legislation did not feature as a key platform issue.

It is ironic Mia Mottley’s contribution in the 2015 Budget Debate  has positioned the issue of graft and corruption in government squarely in the public’s domain. If we are to evaluate the fervour which some members of parliament on Mottley’s side supported her on the issue there is a lot to be said about the political class closing ranks.

Here is the Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley’s reply to the 2015 Budget (first hour clipped).

 

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  • His contributions is on a par with Obummer’s

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  • Does govt have a right to make laws or regulate a dress code for private businesses
    This week strike by PSV workers because of govt implementing a standard dress code is one of interest in that the PSV is a private enterprise and govt intrusion in a matter which should be of no concern to govt opens up an area of legitimacy as to whether govt has a legal right to interfere on issues which should be directed by owner

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  • Jeff Cumberbatch column in the Advocate sheds some light on the PDV matter

    JEFF CUMBERBATCH
    I was especially intrigued this week by the action of the PSV employees to strike against commuters because of their dissatisfaction with being compelled to wear uniforms emblazoned with the logo of the Barbados Transport Authority rather than that of the owners of the vehicles, and the ensuing discussion in which I believed I heard, though I might be mistaken, that the owners of these vehicles are mot responsible for the wrongful acts committed by the workers on them.
    These two issues raise interesting points for legal study; first; the statal authority’s entitlement to prescribe the form of dress that a worker engaged in a private contract of employment under its regulation should adopt and, second; the notion of an employer’s liability for the wrongs of those in its employ, the common law doctrine of vicarious liability that is currently undergoing what may be justifiably described as seismic change.
    As for the first, we may take as our point of departure that what one chooses to wear is essentially an exercise of his or her constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression, although it is entirely possible individually to cede away this right by contract or some other mechanism. Indeed, the opening words of the relevant provision in our Constitution makes this clear-
    “Except with his own consent, no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of expression…” (emphasis mine)
    Most frequently, this freedom of expression in respect of dress is conceded in the context of schools or other kindred organizations and of employment where the state, school authority or the employer competently determines what would be considered acceptable dress while engaged in the contracted activity.
    It may also be subject to the demands of the occupier of the premises upon which the individual proposes to enter lawfully. And while some of these conditions may be questioned for their correlation with common sense such as the prohibitions on arm holed dresses for women and shorts for men in some places, it is perfectly within the remit of the occupier, whether the state or a private entity, to determine the conditions of entry onto their premises. And, of course, there may be constitutional legislative prohibition on certain forms of dress may be gleaned from the recent Caribbean Court of Justice ruling in the Guyanese cross- dressing case
    According to the state action doctrine however, the constitutional fundamental rights are ordinarily enforceable against the state or state entities only, so that at first blush, unless the state or the entity falls within the role of school authority, employer or occupier or unless there is appropriate legislation, the state and its corresponding agents should have little authority to determine what an individual chooses to wear at any time.
    Moreover, the unilateral requirement for the PSV workers to wear the logo of the Authority would seem impermissibly to override the managerial prerogative of the owner/employer of the PSV operation to determine the required mode of dress of its employees. One could scarcely conceive of the Fair Trading Commission mandating the uniform of the workers of the telecom company or of the BWA or of the Financial Services Commission directing what the employee of any given credit union should wear.
    On these bases, the Transport Authority would be required to show that its mandate is a proportionate response or, as the Constitution puts it, that it is reasonably required in the circumstances. The
    objective of bringing some order to this notoriously intractable sector is doubtless a laudable one, but reasonableness in this context would demand that the Authority should infringe as little as possible on the fundamental right of the employee and, arguably, in this case, the employer.
    The notoriety of the sector would naturally make it difficult for the commuting public to see any virtue at all in it, but on this occasion I do believe that it has a valid point. If the owners are of a similar view, I do not believe that the door is or should be closed for further collective negotiation and compromise on the matter.

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  • Since the PSV is a private enterprise and government should not intrude in matters which should be of no concern to government……………

    ………then surely you must agree that owners should be responsible for:

    ………building their own bus terminals;

    ………regulating how PSVs should be painted;

    ………regulating increases in bus fares;

    ………to pick or set down passengers at places other than designated bus stops;

    Essentially, your suggesting since “the PSV is a private enterprise,” owners have the right to operate their businesses as they see fit, because “government does not have the right to make laws or regulate private businesses.”

    I know your politically motivated agenda is one that includes criticizing and opposing this arrogant BLP administration, even in cases where it is not warranted……

    ……..this is why I believe you should think carefully before rushing to post nonsense to BU.

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  • *******Essentially you’re…….

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  • One blp yard fowl finally flew off the fence to defend the arrogance of this govt
    Another reason why this blp yardfowl should keep posting as he leaves behind his feathers as evidence to his political allegiance

    Never have i heard any govt intervening in a dress code for private business
    In barbados their are Private businesses who are grantedby govt million dollar contracts and large co concessions and needless to say govt have never intervened or implement rules or regulation to a formal dress code
    There is a legal concern as to if govt have a right to issue or regulate any form of dress code to privately owned and operated businesses even if the business owner is contractually bound to govt to perform a public service on behalf of govt

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  • THIS ARTICLE SEEKS TO SPEAK TO MIA AND CORRUPTION.

    Well for me Corruption is what successive BLP governments have been seeking to unfairly do – that is – use the power of compulsory acquisition to rob a average black family in Six Mens St Lucy of their land.

    Now they have over 300 Squatters – a lot of them non nationals taking over the people land.Bdos Light & Power was instructed by Owen Arthur to give the squatters at Rock Hall St Phillip Eletricity – as was publicized in a 2017 Sunday Sun Article – and now it seems he did the same thing for these squatters at Six Mens.

    My hear bleeds for that family.

    Cow Williams,David Seale nor Goddards will never have to fear that happening to them.

    This black face – white heart & mind BLP party as currently exists (as distinct from the Tom Adams administration) is a curse on this land.

    Squatters in Belle – St Michael

    Squatters in Rock Hall – St Phillip

    Squatters in – Bath St John

    Squatters in Six Mens – St Lucy

    The aim of the BLP is too give non nationals – whether legal or illegal – so much rights – that these non nationals will always see the BLP as their party who helps them out.

    You see what happened 2 weeks before elections.

    A subliminal or maybe overt message was sent out – Mia went on air and said – these non nationals who are not on the electors list must vote in THIS election.”Gregory Nicchols be prepared to go to court in the morning” – and that’s exactly what he did.

    So much so – that for the first time in the history of Barbados – boxes were still coming in close to midnight.

    People were turning up with pieces of paper at polling booth in the dead of night to vote.

    Police had to run back to the election stations and re- open them long after voting had stopped.

    So wait – Mia was so concerned about these non nationals getting to vote in this elections – that she didn’t care if she had to disrupt the whole elections … but wait ….

    Mia ain’t care no more bout de lil rasta child that get killed at that protrusion at Maloney -Villages at Coverley ?

    Ohhhhh I see the rights of non nationals and the power of their vote are more important to her. Hmmmm.

    And wunna tink Mia and dis BLP party sweet

    Wunna ain’t see nuffin yet my friends.

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  • We have in this country Black Majority parties who do not advocate and represent the rights of their black members or the citizens of this country.

    I fear for Barbados with a 30 -0 win in the hands of Mottley.

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  • One dlp yard fowl finally flew off the fence to defend the arrogance of her govt
    Another reason why this dlp yardfowl should keep posting as she leaves behind her feathers as evidence to her political allegiance….

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  • You mind is so politically corrupted that you read…. yet you do not understand……you automatically interpret what you read as being supportive of the BLP.

    You write…… yet you do not understand what you write. You argue about government should not make laws or regulate private PSVs, because they are private owned businesses……confine that argument to a dress code.

    You criticize….. yet you do not know how or when to criticize or understand the reason why you criticize.

    This is because you see everything as DLP versus BLP.

    This is defining characteristic of a politically motivated yard-fowl.

    So, I must agree that you are most certainly defined by your previous contribution re:

    “Another reason why this DLP yardfowl should keep posting as she leaves behind her feathers as evidence to her political allegiance.”

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  • And so are you Defined by all your contributions reason why you feel comfortable in your element to attack and a necessity to defend govt actions
    Where is your input on how govt has unilaterally given huge tax waivers to corporate barbados while infusing heavy taxation on the people
    Where is your input on govt recent economic release stating that the reserves had substantially increased and barbados was on a path of economic recovery
    Where is your questioning of wanting to know how is govt going forward keep the reserves in good standing without further borrowing
    Yes blp yardfowl stay on the fence because when you fly down you leave yuh red feathers scattered all over the place
    Recent actions by govt shows actions derived on stealth from the stealing of local investors money to demand of set of dress codes on private owners / business

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ manyPoser

    You seem to be really slow like your American counterpart whose name I will not mention lest he posts 10 times.

    That Jeff Cumberbatch article was posted here 1 to 2 weeks ago and since you are a blinkered jackass, you now see it and it is new info fo you.

    For you to run an effective anti Mugabe Mottley campaign you have to be on the pulse of things and aware of everything going on in Barbados

    Take for example Brother Hants now known as Hants the 1st soon to be Sir Hants.

    He peruses all of the news media and publishes specific material.

    On first glance, it seems disconnected BUT ON CONCATENATION, one realises that it is a very structured offensive? with a focus.

    Among his “articles of focus” is every single robbery, drive by shooting, and murder by gangland retribution/killing under the inept oversight of the Mugabe regime

    His brief links let keen minds, OF WHICH YOU DO NOT NUMBER, see that Mugage has a Skin Teets Attorney General Dale Marshall who is a Waste Foop and a Ministrr of the Interior Eddie Hinkson who purportedly likes to shove his face in the Fronts of foreigner ladies of the Night who foop, AND THEN DEPORT THEM

    ManyPosers, you need to stay focused, and stop getting tied up with Stoopid pursuits

    Keep hitting them hard

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ T Inniss.

    The part about denying citizens the right to vote is true.

    However the other part about in the dead of night reopening voting stations suggests that it was ammmmm after 12 etc and that is sort of a stretch.

    How many voters were added to the list after the court ruling?

    Where I would suggest that you augment your campaign is with the pictures of the drug dealers that Mugabe invited to parliament.

    Or are you and ManyPosers and Barbados Underground Whistleblower afraid to step up and put your money where your mouth is?

    De ole man ent know dem directly and my policemen sources are being watched and dem phones/WhatsApp is not safe after dat feller at LIME vive Mugabe lime phone database.

    Dis is like animal farm and we are all singing Old Macdonald had a farm e i e i o…

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster yyour assistance please with an item here thank you

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  • “Or are you and ManyPosers and Barbados Underground Whistleblower afraid to step up and put your money where your mouth is?”

    ah keep telling them UP THEIR GAME…

    Do you remember when they used to tell us…”if ya have proof of corruption in DLP..take it to the DPP.”..lol…now they are on here….stumbling around and frighten to take evidence to DPP…

    but what do I know…I am “unstable AND ” crazy”…as diagnosed by BU doctors…and I was not even looking for a good defence, but ah got one anyway, all unsolicited ..so ah may as well use it.

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  • Piece so i repeat the article So what!
    How many times over the past ten years was one article constantly made mention and repeated in various forms
    Just a foot note to remind David of his vigilant and relentless posture against past govt policies and to do likewise towards present govt

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  • Piece @ 10:47

    I wish you were near to me here in Bim because there are somethings that I wouldn’t post but I would write it down on paper for you to read.

    You see that post save it for further reference.

    You would be amazed to know the dangerous thing that big pig on the farm did – and that is why they had to be made into bacon.

    If you understand how sinister Mugabe is and the lengths Mugabe would go – hmmm

    But THANKFULLY SHE IS ONLY A MORTAL BEING – AND THE ALMIGHTY EYES ROAM TO AND FRO ON THIS EARTH – AND HE SETS UP KINGDOMS AND PLUCK THEM DOWN.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ T. Inniss

    I will advise people like you and Barbados Underground Whistleblower and WARU and even the slowpoke ManyPosers to do one of two things.

    WIPE YOUR EXISTING COMPUTER MACHINES and install Virtual Boxes with Whonix

    Or get a device that you ONLY USE TO BROWSE BU, ALL OF THE LOCSL NEWSPAPERS AND ALL BARBADOS GOVERNMENT SITES!!

    DO NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTERS TO READ YOUR EMAIL.

    DO NOT ACCEPT ANY DOCUMENTS OR PICTURES FROM THEM ON YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTERS

    Senator Caswell Franklyn DO NOT ACCEPT ANY DOCUMDNTS FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION ON YOUR PERSONAL MACHINE

    DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL.

    AND THE MACHINE THAT HAS YOUR WORK EMAIL SPIN THAT UP IN A VIRTUAL BOX OR WHONIX INSTANCE

    Get your friend’s partner to do that

    WIPE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE and do not reopen their pdf documents on that machine

    YOU ARE BEING KEYLOGGED!!!

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  • @ pieceuhderockyeahright,

    Since we is frenzs I will explain. I forgot my password for ” Hants ” and created the “hants1″ wordpress account.

    With regards to the ” robbery, drive by shooting, and murder” it seems that some Bajans including BU bloggers don’t give a flying puck as long as ” prominent persons ” are not victims.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ ManyPosers and T Inniss.

    I need you to focus on the recent requests by the Honourable Blogmaster to send off WhatsApp links to people in your contact lists.

    A REQUEST THAT DE OLE MAN HOPES THAT YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING IN THE WAY HE IS REQUESTING SINCE THAT WAY WILL COMPROMISE YOUR PHONE & ITS CONTACT LISTS!!

    One of the biggest issues that ANY SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN HAS, as it relates to promoting and expanding said campaign, IS BRANDING.

    By “branding”, I dont mean the brand name of the product being shared BUT THE ASSOCIATION ASCRIBED TO YOU, OR THE PERSON “ON-SENDING” SPECIFIC MESSAGES.

    Quite simply put, when someone relays a message, the person receiving the message normally interprets it that the sender either agrees, or disagrees, with the content. That is obvious.

    so if I send you pictures of fat pudendas ALL THE TIME, or adolescent girls, scantily clad, with jiggling behinds (TO USE THE WORDS OF WALTER PPK, FORMER DLP CANDIDATE) then it potentially “brands” me as a pedophile, at best, and someone you would never consider sending your 12 year old daughter to my house for a “sleepover”, at worse.

    This simple act of relaying social media content, whether photos, videos, or gifs, causes a recipient to profile the sender, over the course of time.

    so that content has to be carefully crafted or it can seem to be “visceral hatred”

    So take for example the grandson’s “Mia Cares” messages that are all over Barbados and across the diaspora.

    or the upcoming “ALL HAIL MUGABE” series that de grandson will soon launch.

    You notice that the content of these Stoopid Cartoons ALWAYS shows how Mugabe is changing laws selectively.

    They highlight her breaking promises, firing public servants, hiring her own people, making the post of the Chief Personnel redundant…and other pointed observations.

    So when messages like “Veteran Hotelier reminisces over something distracting…” take the forefront on BU, de ole man has a concern.

    People get distracted, and sheeple more easily, and fail to understand that, the reason the Chief Personnel post is abolished, is purposed.

    It is because SHE IS THE ONE PERSON WITH OVERSIGHT OVER THE UNDERHAND HIRING PRACTICES OF THIS NEPOTISMIC MUGABE GOVERNMENT.

    THE CPO is one of the few person who will be able to report to the IMF, and bajans, that the BLP IS LYING WHEN THEY CLAIM TO HAVE REDUCED THE PUBLIC SERVICE.

    This is what YOU TInniss and Mariposa and even Grenville Phillips, the main Mugabe supporter, should be highlighting (as opposed to the last fellow always complimenting Mugabe on a job well done)

    So how should (you and) other keyboard warriors help in the fight to destroy this despot Mugabe and, in some cases, not expose themselves to being “BRANDED?” as anti Mugabe?

    Send the url copy the website address and, if some of you are afraid of sending a picture from de grandson etc., heheheh just type the following message like

    “…Every now and then, an acquaintance sends me items to read which I dont necessarily agree. Take a look at the Bajan Conspiracist..”

    After sending your first 2 or 3 disclaimers, after that your “forwards” of that content won’t need a disclaimer. (yeah right it is Barbados)

    Share the url to the material and let that url explain itself and by that you

    (a) assist in expanding the awareness circle for the social material
    (b) effect your disclaimer by using “FORWARDED” links and
    (c) introduce people to Barbados Underground where they can see more information about the Social mess Barbados is swimming in, under Mugabe

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Sorry Hants,

    I thought Mugabe had given you a knighthood like hoe Sir Simple Simon got hers.

    There is something disturbing about that Sir in front her name but de ole man just cant put my finger pun it.

    The day, WHICH IS COMING SOON, when one of the prominent people get gunned down, dat going shake up de whole effing stink a.ss mess

    Watch It Now as it Unfolds…

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  • Thanks Piece

    That is why there are some things I don’t do on this site.

    What I don’t want to do is to elevate Mugabe to some extraordinary status – and create such fear of her because that is exactly what she wants.

    Certain things were revealed to me – the week of the elections that I cannot speak here – but most of the citizens are like a baby asleep – but they really need to be like the 5 wise virgins – who were alert and ready.

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  • Could you please remind me when “govt has unilaterally given huge tax waivers to corporate barbados while infusing heavy taxation on the people….”

    “Yes dlp yardfowl stay on the fence because when you fly down you leave yuh yellow feathers scattered all over the place.”

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ T Inniss.

    I have an alternative stance on this

    You said and I quote

    “…What I don’t want to do is to elevate Mugabe to some extraordinary status –

    and create such fear of her because that is exactly what she wants…”

    In psychowarfare there is one objective when you are speaking to sheeple

    You CANNOT SEEK TO APPEAL TO BEASTS OF BURDEN THROUGH REASON INNISS.

    That is a Bridge Too Far

    Do you think that the average bajan out there understands how Mugabe is dissembling the Rights and Freedoms of the Constitution of Barbados?

    Do you think they give a flying FVUCK?

    Can that type of mentality be reasoned with?

    Observe how absolute they were as it related to voting out the DLP.

    That IS NOT REASON INNISS that is fear and, IN 5 YEARS, THE REASONING SKILLS OF BAJANS WILL NOT HAVE MADE THEM GENIUSES.

    So the only option to shift her AND YOUR DLP UNDERPERFORMERS OFF THE SCENE IS BY FEAR.

    All of the drug related killings are going to help immensely as well.

    Forgive how pragmatic rather insensitive I may seem but the fact is that we are not dealing with reasonable people here are we?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Another item in suspense begs your assistance Honourable Blogmaster thank you

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “Or get a device that you ONLY USE TO BROWSE BU, ALL OF THE LOCSL NEWSPAPERS AND ALL BARBADOS GOVERNMENT SITES!!”

    well noted Piece…

    in cases like that..you do need multiple devices..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Piece…from what I understand..very recently…they went a bit TOO FAR…stay tuned..

    Or ask TEETS….serious thing, very serious..

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  • You blp yardfowl
    You have closed your eyes to the realities on the ground i will bet that the latest round of economic propganda by minister Cadwell you sallow like a tall glass of koolaid
    I bet it doesnt even bother you or care to know how the borrowed money would be repaid
    As for the fence your position on the fence is permanant

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ T. Inniss

    In a former life there were things that de ole man did that ammmm…

    Anyways I’m going to give you a gest drive into an aspect of the Royal Barbados Police Force that the average bajan DOES NOT KNOW.

    And which Darnley Dottin would have accessed AND MUGABE MOTTLEY USES.

    None of her idiot followers know of this.

    Not, Lucille, nor Sandra, nor Dale, nor Eddie Hinkson nor Ralph BECAUSE THEY ARE ALSO TARGETS OF THIS INTELLIGENCE

    IBM I2

    You would never have seen this but you are not de ole man are you?

    Take a gander at

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIFu_oUiaBY

    When I hint here of old Macdonald from the SLJME FARM people cannot link the power of these phone numbers and names and WhatsApp information with the true purpose of the system

    Poor stupid Eddie Hinkson probably will now understand why Mugabe has him doing ***

    And so will the other ***

    Tell me thereafter viewing this product that Mugabe has, why you understand the reason the bajans should fear the Coming of the Brown Shirts?

    Mugabe is here with us AND THE ONLY WAY FOR BAJANS TO DISLODGE HER WILL BE THE VOTE.

    You have a task T. Inniss as do all of us bajans.

    You and I and all other Patriots CANNOT FIVHT EACH OTHER ANYMORE.

    MUGABE IS OUR COMMON ENEMY.

    We cannot bring back the old DLP scum because they are incompetent BUT MUGABE MOTTLEY MUST BE DISLODGED, else all is lost.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

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

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    In other words it is being missed, if not used as demonstrated..but time. is longer then twine..

    tick, tock

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  • The time for these entities that has been operating in the dark is over.
    Like busybodies, exposure is iminent.
    One spark of light in/of their domain will end its existence.
    Come next month and watch the world unravel and “unmek” them.

    @ Piece
    Hoping the things done in those former lives are being used in this one… benevolently and you have obliterated any hindering blockages permanently. Note that the world is now dependent on the Baby Boomers for real transformation, their purpose and power lies in their will to take decisive action for change.

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  • Piece

    A very sobering post above my friend.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    In other words it is being MISUSED, if not used as demonstrated…OR INTENDED,

    was there not a complaint about people’s phones being bugged with Mia at the top, I could swear there were accusations that ultimately caused the former police commission to be fired by the former government…and of course they all covered it up and stayed silent….

    but this time, there is a whole nother animal on the loose..that WILL NOT BE COVERED UP.

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  • Govt toots its horn about debt decrease by 4b
    No one in the media dare asked how she is going to pay back the money borrowed to pay down the debt or what plans are in order to pay off the remaing debt.
    Well i guess all will have to wait and see how this policy of vodoo economics evolves

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  • Good to see you my friend.
    I was wondering what happened to you? Did they find out that Superman was Clark Kent? Did they find a way of connecting a power supply to the tin-foil.

    It is always good to see a good campaigner still fighting. Hopefully, Bush Tea will surface as well.

    @Mariposa
    Excellent contributions today.
    You earned your pay today.
    I was looking for a post where a fellow jumped out and threw some boulders at you It was amusing to see you hurl the same boulders back at him and with a greater force.
    #KeepUpTheHeat
    #KeepUpThePace
    #KeepTheirToesInTheFire
    #Don’TFixTheWeave__It’sJustRight

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    @pieceuhderockyeahright January 13, 2019 1:27 PM “I thought Mugabe had given you a knighthood like hoe Sir Simple Simon got hers. There is something disturbing about that Sir in front her name but de ole man just cant put my finger pun it.”

    I gave myself my knighthood. I didn’t ask anybody. I didn’t consult anybody.

    My knighthood has nothing to do with any member of the political class.

    It the 21st century. people can change their gender, their sexual orientation–my orientaion? reconstituted virgin–even their age.

    Don’t be disturbed. I good.

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    @T.Inniss January 13, 2019 9:06 AM “Well for me Corruption is what successive BLP governments have been seeking to unfairly do – that is – use the power of compulsory acquisition to rob a average black family in Six Mens St Lucy of their land. Now they have over 300 Squatters…”

    Can you explain in real, real simple language why the DLP in office from 2008 to 2018 did not oust the Six Men’s squatters?

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    @T.Inniss January 13, 20199:06 AM “A subliminal or maybe overt message was sent out, these non nationals who are not on the electors list must vote in THIS election.”Gregory Nicchols be prepared to go to court in the morning” – and that’s exactly what he did.”

    First: No politician in Barbados, NONE, has the power to compel anybody to vote. Don’t 40% of the registered electorate routinely stay away from the polling booth? Thankfully wunna politicians don’t have nearly as much power as wunna like to imagine.

    Second: Commonwealth citizens have ALWAYS had the right to vote in Barbados’ elections, as Bajans have the right to vote in other Commonwealth jurisdictions. I have voted in places other than Barbados.

    Third: The Caribbean Court of Justice ORDERED the Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission to registered those Commonwealth who wished to vote. The government of Barbados HAD to obey.

    Fourth: During the May 24th election, Mia Mottley was NOT the Prime Minister of Barbados. Freundel Stuart was.

    Support the DLP if you wish. But I beg ya please stop telling lies.

    Nobody admires a person who tells lies.

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  • Six Mens is in St. Peter not St.Lucy.
    Had the squatters been ousted, the plantation would have been returned to it rightful owner and the MARINA could not have been built far less on an aquifer. There was a concise plan of development for the area including hotels and schools.

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  • @T.Inniss
    “Fourth: During the May 24th election, Mia Mottley was NOT the Prime Minister of Barbados. Freundel Stuart was.”

    If you want to be credible, you have to be honest.
    Simple Simon may have been the only person to voice this thought, but I can assure you that others had the same idea…
    And you should know that a comment like that is food for SirSS.

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  • “Second: Commonwealth citizens have ALWAYS had the right to vote in Barbados’ elections, as Bajans have the right to vote in other Commonwealth jurisdictions. I have voted in places other than Barbados.”

    “Third: The Caribbean Court of Justice ORDERED the Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission to registered those Commonwealth who wished to vote. The government of Barbados HAD to obey.”

    “Fourth: During the May 24th election, Mia Mottley was NOT the Prime Minister of Barbados. Freundel Stuart was.”

    “Support the DLP if you wish. But I beg ya please stop telling lies.”

    Sir Simple Simon P.C

    Your above comments are correct……and to imply Mottley was responsible for ballot boxes arriving late is also untrue.

    I thought about responding likewise…….but decided to remain “silent” out of fear of the George Street brigade…….

    ………and lest I’m accused of defending Mottley…….. or called a “BLP yardfowl sitting on the fence,” a “BLP stool pigeon” and most recently, “a limited range chicken.”

    Reminds me of member of the brigade that keeps spewing the UNTRUTH that government gave rich people tax waivers.

    However, I believe if you are going to criticize……. you should be FAIR and HONEST.

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  • So are you going to tell me that Mia father was among the poor of this country when he was granted huge tax waivers
    Yes i repeat that Mia unilaterally gave corporate barbados tax waivers which the poor and undeserving people of barbados have to pay off
    Moneies which would have attributed to barbados debt profile

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  • “Yes i repeat that Mia unilaterally gave corporate barbados tax waivers which the poor and undeserving people of barbados have to pay off……Moneies which would have attributed to barbados debt profile….”

    Please “tell” us when “corporate Barbados was given tax waivers”……and explain what is meant by “monies which would have attributed to Barbados debt profile.”

    Are you also suggesting that the 40 years tax waivers granted to Sandals or tax waivers given to entities in general over the years “would have attributed to Barbados debt profile” as well?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    I still want to know WHY…. if the DLP group have EVIDENCE of criminal activities. within BLP..which we know they know about…WHY ..as they advised us for YEARS while DLP ruled the roost…to take all this evidence of criminal activity … to the DPP…

    why do they NOT NOW..take their evidence to the DPP…. that DLP selected and placed in that position..

    something is definitely wrong with that picture, ah see fear to do anything other than come on the blog and spew…what are yall so afraid of anyway.

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  • The Income Tax Amendment and Validation Bill was eventually passed. It makes way for the measures outlined in the June 15 mini-budget to be made legal
    including writing off all taxes owed for tax years 1968 to 2000 and waiving interests and penalties due and owing between tax years 2000 and 2017 as long as outstanding payments were made or a payment plan agreed with the BRA.

    Barbados Today Copyright © 2019 | Developed by Luova Labs
    LOCAL NEWS
    Atherley calls for waivers, concessions re-think
    LOCAL NEWS

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  • So govt refuse to take blame for the busted Water (ballons) tanks
    Instead seeking refuge from the Roto plastic who issued a statement to effect that their water ballons does not have holes and are safe proof
    My question to govt and Roto
    Who are they trying to fool ?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    So if yall from DLP cannot take evidence of BLP corruption to DPP…as yall were advising BU to do for years….

    ….why ya CAN’T I don’t know..how bout taking evidence to FBI that relates to tiefing from American citizens by lawyers, present and former BLP ministers, the money laundering angle etc ..since all the former ministers know where all the BLP bodies are buried…ah bet ya Donville also knows a thing or two himself….and how to find those bodies..

    Before someone else does..

    think on it..

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  • “………including writing off all taxes owed for tax years 1968 to 2000 and waiving interests and penalties due and owing between tax years 2000 and 2017 as long as outstanding payments were made or a payment plan agreed with the BRA.”

    Hmmmmm……

    We are now “cooking with gas.”

    I hope you realize the differences.

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  • Six one half dozen of the other
    Doesnt make a difference
    It is money GONE out the door to suffice a few sitting on the top ledge
    While the bottom ledge has to pull the wagon
    Only an early morning blp yardfowl would nit pick the difference at a time when barbados economic basket is short of revenue
    The fact still remains and underscores a govt willing to give in rather than follow the wall and do what is right in the best interest of the country
    But what de hell the money given doesnt have to come out of Cabinet ministers pocket
    In the meanwhile all the ministers and advisors get their pay check on time while retrenched workers and local investors are told to wait

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  • “Only an early morning dlp yardfowl would not pick the difference to purposely mislead the forum at a time when barbados economic basket is short of revenue.”

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    Pieceontherock

    You come on BU talking shite about calling names.

    Does it make a difference where the MAJOR criminals, police, JUDICIARY and Politicians all work on the same team.

    LORD EVIL WAS A MAJOR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO BLP ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND GOT MAJOR VOTES FOR THE BLP IN ST LUCY.

    HE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE 5 MAJOR DRUG LORDS INVITED TO PARLIAMENT WHEN BLP TOOK OVER IN 2018.

    St Lucy ban on accused

    Andre Lord Evil Jackman is a free man once again, two months after he was remanded on four serious charges, one of them gun-related.

    However, Barbados TODAY understands that as one of the conditions attached to his bail he won’t be allowed to reside in St Lucy.

    That was one of the conditions to which the 39-year-old of Stroud Bay, Crab Hill, St Lucy, will have to adhere after he was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 by Justice Randall Worrell when he appeared in the Supreme Court on December 14, 2018.

    Jackman, also popularly known as Punchies, was represented by attorney-at-law Angela Mitchell Gittens and was released last week after his bail was finally posted.

    He had been remanded to HMP Dodds on October 5, 2018, by Magistrate Wanda Blair after appearing in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court on four charges.

    Jackman is charged with using a firearm without a valid licence; two counts of endangering life; inciting Shane Babb to engage in conduct that endangered life, as well as inciting Tyrone Moore to engage in conduct that endangered life on September 30, 2018.

    Last April, Jackman had a murder charge against him dismissed.

    He had been charged along with Zaviere Renaldo Walkes of Archer’s Road, Crab Hill and Rory St Clair Thomas of Grape Hall and Shane Akeem Omar Babb of Fryer’s Well, with the April 26, 2014 murder of Charly Dume.

    However, Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale acting on the instructions of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said there was insufficient evidence to go forward with the case against the men.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/01/14/st-lucy-ban-on-accused/

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  • Overseas Observer

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  • Overseas Observer

    Lord Evil aka ‘Punchies’ canvassed for Peter Phillips the BLP rep for St Lucy on 2018 elections day.

    What a web we weave when we practice to deceive.

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  • All the Haitians that were welcomed to visit Barbados by Commissiong should be rounded up transported and place at the doorsteps of Commisiong home
    With all the social and economic problems this country( having) only a jack.a.ss would open its borders willy nilly to invite foreign invaders
    Commissiong you are truly one Class A grade jac. ass

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  • This criminal wave will nit get better
    The biggest fear thst barbados will come against is having a justice system and a police force which is ill equipped to fight gang warfare
    Gangs are territorial and fearless in their efforts for revenge
    This criminal wave will not stop but will continue with a mentality that revenge is the best form of justice

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  • So past govt tried implementing an immigration policy for tougher measures by finger printing
    The likes of Commisiong and others hollered and screamed illegal
    Courts agreed
    But no one had / has ever suggested or brought to table by past opposition(blp) a better alternative
    Things continue to be the same under present govt who has demonstrated a form of clueless on immigration issues by furthering opening our borders to foreign invaders looking for work

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  • One would think that with the onslaught 9if criminal activity in a three day period
    The media would react like flies on rice seeking answers has to what policies govt has planned to tackle the crime and if any plans for protecting our borders
    The crime situation requires immediate attention as one can clearly see that a flow of guns are making way into barbados undetected

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ Mariposa

    Many Police are also involved in the gun and drug trafficking as it is easy money.

    Barbados is a failed island.

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  • BUW if what you say is the case
    Then barbados is heading down a very dangerous path similar to Jamaica where its social enviroment is in total decsy

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  • Barbados is at a time of crisis where voices called to lead are silenced out of fear
    Even BU seems to have turned a blind eye after three days of a catastrophic crime wave

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  • Well finally a minister came forward with no.plan on hand to tackle crime except long drawn rhetoric political speak on the effects of crime on barbados economy.
    A govt with plenty adviors this is the best govt could do (today) to calm the fears of the public

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  • Yusuf Collector, he’s a government worker and artist who has been stealing money for months , classic example .

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  • “BUW if what you say is the case
    Then barbados is heading down a very dangerous path similar to Jamaica where its social enviroment is in total decsy”

    @ Mariposa

    You believe Barbados was heading down a very dangerous path since May 25, 2018?

    The actions of Donville Inniss, Michael Carrington, Hal Gollop, Richard Byer and the short me crutch lawyer say otherwise.

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  • “Many Police are also involved in the gun and drug trafficking as it is easy money.”

    This means every island, country, continent, state etc are failed as well.

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  • Overseas Observer

    @ Robert Goren

    I agree with BUW.

    The BU blog is about the island of Barbados which is in the jaws of the IMF because of widespread corruption including Judiciary, Police, Customs, Immigrations, Politicians etc.

    No wonder the island is broke because everyone is stealing and pointing fingers.

    Borrowing from IMF, CDB and other Institutions is kicking the can down the road, and plain arrogance and stupidity that the island is punching above its weight.

    Unless one is referring to DEAD WEIGHT.

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  • @ Mariposa,

    Finally what we all suspected is being made public – the split in the Mottley-led BLP candidate. If Hinkson has any self-respect he will immediately resign from the Cabinet, while remaining a member of the BLP and parliament. Failure to do this will leave himself wide opened to the kind of humiliation that Dr DeLisle Worrell suffered under the brutal ministerial oversight of Chris Sinckler.
    I have said on BU on numerous occasions that whatever objections I had to Dr Worrell’s economic orthodoxy, he should never have allowed Sinckler to humiliate him in the way he did.
    So too many of the young professionals in Mottley’s Cabinet. No matter how much they may enjoy the status and influence of being a minister, there comes a point when enough is enough and Mottley must be told no thanks..

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  • Revenge is a SOB . Mottley is shiftless she is no friend of anyone
    Hinckson during the heated discussion of making Mottley Leader of the blp pulled out all the punches and did not stop in revealing how he felt about Mia in disparaging terms
    This escalation of crime was a great opportunity for Mia to break his political legs .

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