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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  • Donna..this is what I mentioned recently…this is the CURRENT…money laundering legislation used to arrest those who thief and fraud and launder money …the last government was FORCED TO IMPLEMENT new laws due to the banking changes, money laundering etc…

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/231202/woman-granted-bail-facing-money-laundering-charges

    So don’t mind Mia and her bullshit artists talking about drafting FAKE integrity legislation…SOLELY TO COVER THEIR OWN ASSES…

    these new antimoney laundering legislation are more than enough to lock up the DLP crooks…..and let’s not forget BLP crooks.

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  • Crooks, Liars and Scumbags, Land and Money Laundering for the Lawyers/ Ministers, COP DPP, GG and the Crime Ministers All need to be in Jail, Taking Oath of office to Personal Gain, We have been and still waring you all and now the PIG is in charge of Her crimes, over 30 years running, Nothing but lawyer office talk now in Public with nothing being done. Vote Better Next time for Truth Justice & Your History! Welcome to the Dark Side! Vote BFP?CUP Look at you Banking now , it is not over We can fix all with Truth! Stop from voting for LIARS We have them , WAKE UP BARBADOS! We are here to Help ! lock Her UP

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  • They haven’t locked Killary up yet, so don’t hold your breath BFP.

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  • The single most critical issue to be addressed in Barbados is that of corruption.

    It makes LITTLE sense to address specific issues (like transport, water etc) – only to have corrupt, future-officials again rape the treasury to their heart’s content – and put us back t square one …like happened before.

    When the people in power can be sitting on millions in STOLEN monies from the treasury
    – who in their right minds would expect these SAME people to now enact legislation that condemns THEM and their lifestyle.

    How much money was made from the DAYLIGHT ROBBERY that we called ‘Barrack building…”
    By:
    – Many current top level ministers of government?
    – Big names in the Senate?

    How much money was mined from the Cave, BWA, Four Seasons, Transport Board,
    By:
    – CURRENT high-influence persons in government?
    – Top legal ‘beacons’ in the society?
    – Top public officers?

    When TOP officials are so OBVIOUSLY involved in corruption – WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES,
    what would you expect lower level officials (like customs officers, policemen, Permanent secretaries, ….. clerks ) to do?

    Caswell could have reversed the rot…. but THAT chance passed since 2015….
    Our collective asses are headed for grass … with plimplers….

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  • your reasoning at 8.58 is spot on.
    Corruption becomes pervasive, to the point where it is normal.

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  • Donks Gripe and Josh

    How do you account for Barbados rating on the Corruption Index as one of the world’s least corrupt countries. You cant endorse international agencies rating Barbados as one the most indebted countries and all the other bad economic indicators and rubbish the Corruption index. You cant cherry pick which rankings apply to Barbados.

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  • The international agencies who measure corruption levels…go DIRECTLY TO THE CORRUPT…and ask them …ARE YOU CORRUPT???

    three guesses what answers they have gotten from BOTH governments over the years….including from ALL WHO ARE CORRUPT……

    They were supposed to change that exercise in futility…let’s hope they do….and bring a new way of accessing small island corruption….outside of asking the crooks in parliament…

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  • There is no corruption in Barbados.

    I would like you all ( especially Bush Tea ) to stop casting aspersions on the impeccable characters of our government ministers past and present.

    Just because most of them have been able to turn their modest salaries into millions does not mean they are corrupt. They are just investment geniuses like none other.

    They can turn 5 erolls and 2 grantleys into $5000 and since they can then buy the wine they don’t need water.

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  • “When TOP officials are so OBVIOUSLY involved in corruption – WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES,
    what would you expect lower level officials (like customs officers, policemen, Permanent secretaries, ….. clerks ) to do?”

    They all tell you the same thing, default excuse…..as backward as it sounds, they just don’t care.

    “wuh everybody doing it..all over the world, so we could do it too.”..

    until the international police swoops in and put them in ankle monitors…ask Donville…lol

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  • “They are just investment geniuses like none other.”

    yep…same geniuses with 23 downgrades…could not tunn the economy around in 10 years…

    …….then Mia hops in and BORROWS…island in more debt…and a default..people are struggling, many cannot buy food, many did not get their severance payments…since oct.

    yep…real life geniuses with their offshore accounts …INTACT.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Donks Gripe and Josh
    The “Corruption Index” that you are referring to is a misnomer… it is actually the “Corruption Perceptions Index” reported by Transparency International https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2017.

    Barbados scores higher than you might expect simply because to many Bajans are what the estimable Bush Tea calls “Brass Bowls” who either have their heads buried in the sand or endorse the corruption because they frankly would do the same if they were in power. This causes the perception of corruption to be much lower than actual corruption.

    There is currently no Barbados chapter of Transparency International but this should be remedied quite soon.

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  • Thanks PLT.

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  • @Donks
    plt beat me to it. Look at this latest CPI list and tell me what jumps out at you?

    1 New Zealand 89 90 91 91 91 90 Asia Pacific
    2 Denmark 88 90 91 92 91 90 Europe and Central Asia
    3 Finland 85 89 90 89 89 90 Europe and Central Asia
    3 Norway 85 85 88 86 86 85 Europe and Central Asia
    3 Switzerland 85 86 86 86 85 86 Europe and Central Asia
    6 Singapore 84 84 85 84 86 87 Asia Pacific
    6 Sweden 84 88 89 87 89 88 Europe and Central Asia
    8 Canada 82 82 83 81 81 84 Americas
    8 Luxembourg 82 81 85 82 80 80 Europe and Central Asia
    8 Netherlands 82 83 84 83 83 84 Europe and Central Asia
    8 United Kingdom 82 81 81 78 76 74 Europe and Central Asia
    12 Germany 81 81 81 79 78 79 Europe and Central Asia
    13 Australia 77 79 79 80 81 85 Asia Pacific
    13 Hong Kong 77 77 75 74 75 77 Asia Pacific
    13 Iceland 77 78 79 79 78 82 Europe and Central Asia

    16 Austria 75 75 76 72 69 69 Europe and Central Asia

    169 Iraq 18 17 16 16 16 18 Middle East and North Africa
    169 Venezuela 18 17 17 19 20 19 Americas
    171 Equatorial Guinea 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Sub Saharan Africa
    171 Guinea-Bissau 17 16 17 19 19 25 Sub Saharan Africa
    171 Korea, North 17 12 8 8 8 8 Asia Pacific
    171 Libya 17 14 16 18 15 21 Middle East and North Africa
    175 Sudan 16 14 12 11 11 13 Middle East and North Africa
    175 Yemen 16 14 18 19 18 23 Middle East and North Africa
    177 Afghanistan 15 15 11 12 8 8 Asia Pacific
    178 Syria 14 13 18 20 17 26 Middle East and North Africa
    179 South Sudan 12 11 15 15 14 N/A Sub Saharan Africa
    180 Somalia 9 10 8 8 8 8 Sub Saharan Africa

    Do you think perceptually, there might be a link between corruption and anything else?

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  • You know we Bajans love to fool weself.

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  • As we are currently seeing, corruption in the US of A is rampant. The whole world seems to be terribly corrupt. I pay no attention to these perceptions because we know from which perspective they are being viewed.

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  • Donna

    The whole world is corrupted and no one is taking a stand … so that is why the whole world will continue to be corrupted…

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  • Typical neglect…pave a stretch of highway above Hothersal Turning that could have waited another 3 years…and neglect the deplorable roads that could cause death,,

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/231276/fed-rosegate-folk-fix-road

    I don’t even know what to call this anymore, the money appears to be there to fix the roads, but which roads are they fixing..

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  • If the modern histories were in reverse so too would this chart.

    For us these charts are specious, selectively determined and are at best representations of the pillage which the European countries, countries in the North Atlantic, have wrought on the countries of the South for centuries, as it continues to this day.

    We can’t understand why we would seek to accept all these raassssoul standards when we know they are so deeply flawed.

    And yes, in many countries agents of the exploiters have been left to live off our bones but there is no broad constituency in Barbados to get the rid of the queen of England. That is corruption, no?

    A queen who made her money from chattel slavery, that of course should not count.

    Nor that Elizabeth, maybe the largest drug baron in the world. Sorry, that is disrespectful but not corrupt.

    An American government that has been caught, many times, flooding Black neighborhoods with crack cocaine in furtherance of CIA projects.

    An American government which gives the world a useless piece of paper, or its electronic representation, which has lost 98% of its value over the last 100 years. Oh Lord, have mercy, Baje too love he Yankee dollar bills. Working for the Yankee dollar bill.

    A private FR, banks, which deploys this worthless piece of paper to control the whole world.

    When we travel to a capital we try to go to the leading museums. When one sees the hundreds of million of historical art objects which decorate several ‘museums’ in a single city, one is left to wonder if there could be anything left in the countries of the south, especially Africa.

    The truth is that White people want all South countries to remain powerless, divided. So that their resources would have to be industrialized as finished goods within their own home countries. Divide and rule. That is not corruption, is it?

    Corruption is only what White people say it is. And they could obvious not be so inclined. Never mind that these fuckers are the ones who taught their minions how to thief. And we could never be convinced that Bajan politicians really know how to thief, except Joy Edwards, maybe!

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  • “And they could obvious not be so inclined. Never mind that these fuckers are the ones who taught their minions how to thief.”

    mimics…lol

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  • Oh dear, how sad to see The victimhood card being played to death again. The road to misery and poverty is paved with whingeing losers. For God’s sake get yourself a life and a future Catchyamama, the victims were your forebears not you, saddo.

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  • WARU – think about the road paving, cui bono, some politician or yardfowl will be living down the roads.

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  • Pach

    I am patiently waiting to hear the justification for taking another human being and selling him on the auctionblock like a common animal, and then accusing his own people of selling him into bondage.

    Oh I have forgotten that the Christian Bible sanctioned human slavery, so it is ok to enslaved an entire race of people, even though I believe the Bible to be a work of fiction…

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  • @Forty-five…ya done know.

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  • The Jews are determining not to forget the
    atrocities committed against them in Hitler’s Germany, but isn’t it funny how some people have a problem Black people who merely mention the words chattel slavery?

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  • A reminder that a very good glimpse of the corruption,lies and crookedness of the lawyer class in Barbados can be gleaned in the book More Binding Than Marriage – the perils of a legal partnership – by Philip V Nicholls.

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  • I am patiently awaiting justification for black Africans selling the members of enemy tribes into slavery for baubles and beads. Quite horrible.

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  • The Jews are a good example of a people who IN LIVING MEMORY have experienced slavery and genocide without selling their kith and kin to the enemy.

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  • It is funny how the same White men who claimed that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights were the very ones who negated the rights of the African for filthy lucre.

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  • For what little you know Jews and haft Jews fought in Hitler’s army … go back and study the term MISCHING … I watched the documentary of the MISCHLING on utube several years ago …

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  • Donks Gripe and Josh

    There are a bunch of serious white racists on this thinly populated blog.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @45Colt…forget Clinton… if she had won then maybe she would be on path to impeachment/jail but he who won the battle will lose the war …or if u prefer… he who won the war will lose and be indicted after all is at peace!

    Focus on the crimes of POTUS not a ‘washed politician ‘… Just as in BIM we now laser focus on Mia … NOT the overwashed-up Stuart and his cohorts.

    Time later for dem.

    As a lad I well recall hearing about the Duffus Commission and naively I actually thought those things got to the bottom of political corruption and people were eventually prosecuted … colour me stupid …what a LOLROF concept.

    Yet since then we have engaged in numerous commission style events and for some inescapable resaon it seems that we remain coloured stupid expecting some eureka moment of action.

    What a concept!

    The Bush sage cited several events and could have gone back further to HARP or the one I remain shocked about (under Barrow no less) the ‘ poodle left alone and the death of a salesman’.

    Did Duffus not tell us douffuses that ‘all roads lead to the PM’ or something like that and did that same PM of which he ‘spake’ also not say years later about we the douffuses that … “what is most unfortunate, you have contempt for yourself, because you allow them to do it”.

    So wait for Mia to end corruption in BIM…wait dey!

    I still waiting for salesman Mark Stokes to come back from his trip too and waiting for the solving of why a police officer had a shootout in Barbarees Hill and who kill Pele.

    I expect results on all a dem the day after any Bajan PM implement anti corruption legislation AND the DPP INDICT a senior former politician!

    I am not holding my breath tho @Colt45…

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  • For me, the most powerful phrase in the English language is “Never again”.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @45…here we go!

    It was just announced that the RBP task force had opened an investigation of PM Mottley on suspicion of fraternizing and workjng with major criiminal elements based on her non-legal close encounters to known drug lords and then her invitation to some of these same actors to her inauguration ceremony!

    …That’s fiction…

    … but what is NOT: the FBI is reported to have started an investigation of the POTUS shortly after inauguration on suspicion that he “was secretly working on behalf of Russia”. WTFreak!

    Yes we know Mueller is investigating collusion and all that but he was appointed from an “obstruction of justice claim”…the news that the FBI ACTUALLY started an investigation of a US Pres as an agent of a foreign power is earth shattering news….as my piece of Bajan fiction would have been.

    Russia has won their publicity and world media influence battle…undoubtedly…

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ TheoGazerts at 8:28 PM

    “Never again?”

    It is also the most unfulfilled resolution.

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  • Prime Minister Mia Mottley wants less talk and more action to press the over $9 billion held in the banking system to work to help dig the island out of its economic doldrums.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/01/11/savings-tap/

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  • “Where will the $2 billion of new savings go over the next four years? If we do nothing these savings will only compete for existing assets while the banks will be awash with more deposits than they know what to do with.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/01/11/govt-puts-four-year-freeze-on-borrowing/

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  • Barbados baffling economy with $11 BILLION in savings .

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  • “Who killed Pele”

    I remember as a kid hanging around the Police at District A this light skinned Police guy name Sergeant Callender going to court in the late 70s regarding the Pele murdered case…. several officer were involved in that case including one inspector of police whom were stationed at District during that time… all probably died by now …

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  • And who among us here remember Barbados most vicious criminal Doctor Rat? Doctor Rat was actually vincentian whom police shot dead on a boat heading back to St. Vincent in the early 70 … he shot several officers including Jasper Watson … and i think he may have shot Tracksuit Top in the foot …I know Tracksuit Top was shot in the ankle because he showed me it one evening when he was washing his car at the old A District building just behind the Inspectors office by the hog plum tree …

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  • David

    We need to bring back the old time policing tah straighten up some of these young boys …. the old time police that used to beat yah under yah foot with hammer without leaving a mark …. bring back the chair with the hole in the middle …. where they used hang you balls through and tied them to a bottle and then add water …the more water they add the long your balls stretch … bring back the raw electric cord …. Peter Bradshaw had a taste right on his nuts …. but I guess he did learn ….

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  • “Prime Minister Mia Mottley wants less talk and more action to press the over $9 billion held in the banking system to work to help dig the island out of its economic doldrums.”

    Oh really, why don’t Mia PRESS the millions and millions combined she and her fellow offshore account holders got hidden all over the place, IN MULTIPLE COUNTRIES.. into work to save the economy…ah bet it is over 9 billion dollars, why don’t she seize the offshore accounts of DLP former ministers to help the economy.

    ….why does she want to go after the savings OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ROBBED…by all of them instead of PLOTTING TO TIEF THE SAVINGS OF THE VICTIMS…

    So who is going to lock up the latest bitcoin scam artists.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/231529/financial-services-commission-cautions-investment-scams

    “Amid reports that members of the public are being invited to invest in a trading platform under an entity referred to as The Bitcoin Wealth, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) is again warning Barbadians to be on their guard against financial scams.”

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  • …..why does she want to go after the savings OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ROBBED…by all of them…..get back the money STOLEN by parliamentarians, lawyers and the business community…. instead of PLOTTING TO TIEF THE SAVINGS OF THE VICTIMS…

    maybe the MISSING yardfowls can answer……those simple questions.

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  • I remember vividly Fruendolittle and his circus of clowns were ALSO plotting to TIEF..that 9 billion dollars in savings ….belonging to the people…

    …THEY GET ON A POLITICAL PLATFORM AND LIE AND DECEIVE..that they could do this and that and walk on water…fix the economy and turn water into wine….and when it is time to deliver…THEY CAN’T…. they are only very skilled at creating more deceit and lies to pick up.. what belongs to the people.

    DO NOT INVEST ANY OF YOUR SAVINGS WITH THE MIA GOVERNMENT….and watch very, very carefully that she don’t try to FREEZE YOUR SAVINGS..

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  • “A representative from a local worker’s union is charging that persons who have worked for a decade in the public sector and were retrenched as a part of the BERT Programme have not received any financial settlement.”

    Mia cannot pay the workers she laid off under her BERT programme…but want to dip her goddamn hands into the people’s savings so that her DIRTY MASTERS…, cow, bizzy, bjerkham, maloney et al can get a chance and the opportunity they have ALWAYS WANTED…at dipping their thieving hands in the people’s money too…that is all she knows that is all any of them in that blighted, possessed parliament knows…

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  • My instincts are on target……by 2022 the island will be in a further 9 billion dollar hole belonging to Mia…bringing the deficit to at least 22 billion, but she think she slick….if 9 billion DOLLARS of savings are FREEZED..or VOLUNTARILY delivered to Mia…by the BLIND a and DUMB….

    ….LATER WHEN THE DUST AND LIES ALL SETTLE…she won’t be owing any foreign LENDERS and the people will NOT be able to get back a dime OF THEIR SAVINGS…, because thee is NO RECOUSE against THE ROBBERY of public funds by government , remember ….and all the offshore accounts of the THIEVES WILL ONCE AGAIN BE INFLATED..

    I already WARNED family to only keep basic amounts in their Barbados accounts, nothing that can FATTEN THIEVES..

    ah hope ALL the yardfowls get ROBBED…..

    that includes you …Enuff in Wonderland…lol

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  • because there is NO RECOURSE FOR the people against THE ROBBERY of public funds by government, remember …

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  • @ dpD you bring back memories! Shortly before Mark Stokes’ last boat ride I was driving back to town after lunch and there was stopped traffic just before Accra, and when I pressed brakes, wuhloss, nothing there and I had no choice what with oncoming traffic and tourists on the 18” sidewalk, to slam into the car in front. I still remember Mark Stokes’ eyes real wide in his rear view mirror before he disappeared from sight as his seat collapsed! He had bad whiplash, but my insurance never had to pay out as he had an appointment with someone!
    The Pele case I remember well as my friend Johnny Bowen had to leave for the US for safety, since it was said he saw something, a policeman. I believe a policeman’s woman was involved too but that’s not unusual.
    Ah, same old, same old.

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  • Did Dale Marshall drink too much Koolaid and cant see the Crime wave that is sweeping Barbados
    Wuh happen to all his solution he had for the past ten years

    Also i hear Commisiong voice open on the Haitian immigration problem
    A problem which be created and should be held responsible
    Not asking barbadians to help solve the Haitian invasion of barbados
    Commisiong you are a real prick

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  • The FBI just opened a counterintelligence investigation against President Trump based on the fact that during the campaign Mr. Trump implored the Russians to hack into Hillary Clinton emails.

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  • @WARU 4:22 a.m
    There has been quite a lot said on BU about cryptocurrencies.
    The warning to be cautious is sprinkled throughout BU posts.
    Let’s hope Bajan’s exercise sense and caution in their business deals, and
    make good use of google.

    A good tip is to google the name of the company and add the word scam in the google search.

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  • “Commissiong you are a real prick” couldn’t have put it better myself.

    Another one is Comey of the utterly corrupt and discredited FBI. I love the oxymoron of an ‘investigation into a “fact”’!!!!

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  • WARU

    What do you mean that there is no recourse for the people against the robbery of public funds?

    If your child starts to engage in destructive behaviour, and you as the parent fail to address such behaviour who is at fault or who will held culpable?

    So therefore, If we as the people have real evidence that those whom we elected to represent our interest are engaging in illegality, and we refuse to take an active stand against such moral turpitude, then our acquiescence booster this filthy lucre.

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  • What a laugh. ..Comissiong says he wrote a letter to the Haitian govt which gives insight to rules and regulations which governs Caricom Nationals
    Wuh dam Commissiong and Mia were the ones that gave the Haitians a perception that all are welcomed
    The Haitian govt ought to send a message to Commisiong telling him to a.ss their black a ss
    Commisiong and his ideas about black unity formed out of Pan africanism that the countries borders are for whom ever will shall crossed are idealogies that are unrealistic in an era where crime and violence and high rate of poverty in small nations is epedemic and can increased when carte blanche approval immigration policies are let loose

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  • really Lexicon…have you ever READ ANYTHING ON BU….don’t answer that..

    “A good tip is to google the name of the company and add the word scam in the google search.”

    lol

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  • I’ve stated above and I shall reiterate against: ” the FBI has launched a counterintelligence investigation against President Trump, based on the fact that during the campaign Mr Trump implored the Russians to hack into Hilary Clinton’s emails.”

    Now as has been reported, a counterintelligence investigation is somewhat different than the ordinary investigations the FBI usually conduct… this investigation is to determine whether or not Mr. Trump in anyway, shape or form undermined American national security interest in his association with the Russians, and if in fact he fired FBI director Comey to concealed his illegal dealings with the Russians.

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  • Theo…the very first stupid move Mia made was endorsing the Bitt Inc scam…even more stupid than the original mistake of changing the constitution to enable Rawdone…so she can endorse the Bitt inc scam…she only opened doors for more scam artists to claim that the government endorsed their activities.

    Piece…where are ya mah man…what a thing..and it’s live and direct….lol

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  • @Mariposa,

    What is this, a temporary civil servant writing to the Haitian government explaining CARICOM policy. If this is true it is madness. Protocol dictates that ministers communicate with ministers, governments with governments. Not a lowly jumped up ambassador writing to government. Where is the foreign minister? Where is the prime minister? Are they going to allow Commissiong to behave in this uncontrollable way?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Colt45, I agree with you…what a corrupt FBI…a director holding secret files on a President, key public figures of the day and managing his agents so as to influence major investigations ànd despite all that perfidy having the main FBI building named after him. Disturbing.

    But that was decades ago! Do you expect to convince thinking folks that a man who pushed backed strongly as deputy AG against a Republican action to subvert the law of the land and who as FBI director countermanned a Democratic AG who he also felt was acting to subvert the law then crowned those high moments by corrupting his office and discrediting the rule of law simply because YOU and a slew of Trump fanatics want to invert reality with such a narrative!

    No can do.

    History will set the record straight but like you allude to above re same old, same old : a lifelong straight arrow personality doesn’t get bent and corrupted unless the circumstances are forged in death fire and conversely a crooked arrow personality doesn’t straighten his ways unless he too is facing a blazing inferno….no such fires here.

    And what a thing…so YOU caused Stokes demise then from severe whiplash…well, well, well!

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  • @dpD – nope not I Sir. The Captain of the tugboat Ferguson had more to do with that, but the poor fellow had a stiff neck before it was stretched.
    “No such fires here”?? You are too trusting by far. The political systems are as broken in the US, EUSSR and UK as in Bim. When you have the Left owning the media, what can you hope for other than popular uprisings as we are now seeing in the election of Trump and the rejection of the globalist Soros programme in Europe and Brexit in the UK, where the whole political scum class have pitted themselves against their people.
    Comey honest? Pull the other one!!

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  • Hal yes..it all laid out in one of the local newspaper

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  • dpd,

    Argument is futile. A whiteboard would be good here to show all the connections the Trump campaign had with Russia. There is too much to detail in prose. I just watch and wait. What is happening is so surreal that you almost can’t believe it! Who would think to do these things and why did they think they could get away with it? Maybe they thought they could brazen it out as they had obviously been getting away with criminal activity in plain sight for a very long time. Still the mind boggles

    But let’s bring it back home now before somebody complains!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Bring it back home, you say @Donna…never left! Squeeze together these two remarks: The Captain of the tugboat Ferguson had more to do with that, but the poor fellow had a stiff neck before it was stretched AND Maybe they thought they could brazen it out as they had obviously been getting away with criminal activity in plain sight for a very long time. Still the mind boggles

    We din never left the shores of BIM too far now did we!

    As I said prior, let we stand dey if we realistically believe that any meaningful corruption will be forged in BIM…you said it: they had obviously been getting away…in plain sight for a very long time…Edutech, VECO, Brittons Hill cave in, tax refund requests …list is loong and stretches back 50+ years.

    ..I admittedly love to gawk at US and other international infelicities for a very simple reason: I can be as sanctimonious as I choose because I did NOT go to school wid any of those crooks, I never had long lived family connections wid NONE…and not a FELLA is a contemporary or to this day someone I can label as a friend.

    Alas, it becomes terribly painful to opine and look inward on my own however…so I will still talk bout FBI and this poor, pathetic billionaire fella in WH…bear with me!

    Thus @Colt45, if you consider Comey corrupt that’s your call. But also consider this…on an incremental scale of 1-10, if you place Comey at 4 then the POTUS comparable to HIM is -5 (off the scale). For ANY non fanatic partisan (Dem or Rep) POTUS is the polar opposite to Comey on any lifetime integrity metric… if Comey is an alleged liar because of being allegedly caught out in some instances of less than 100% accuracy then POTUS is a habitually, pathological liar because he has been proven (not allegedly) to deliberately speak falsehoods.

    So try to impugn Comey as much as you want your man is still doubly ‘more worser’!

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  • Hal here is the statement issued to the Haitian govt by Commisiong

    Comissiong has shared a document with this newspaper, which has been sent to the Haitian government, informing the people of that nation that they are not entitled to work in Barbados, and also outlining the terms on which they may visit the island.

    The press advisory, dated August 15, written in French, Creole and English, explained that it is important that there be a general understanding, not only in Haiti but all across the Caribbean that while no CARICOM national needs a visa to travel to Barbados, that it is necessary when visiting Barbados that the traveller be in possession of sufficient financial resources to adequately maintain himself or herself without becoming a charge on public funds

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  • Commisiong an unrepentant Communist has been wishing and hoping for years to tamper with Barbados immugration policies his way of using these small island nations to endorse communist idealogies
    The fact that he was so persuasive in helping to implement an immigration policy which has lead to an open door policy of all Haitians speaks volumes to his sinster character and his determination to uproot past govt immigration policies that are rooted and formulated towards homeland security
    This man carries a heavy axe across his shoulders against USA policies those good or bad that he belives are intereference in small nations goverence and policies which he belives should be netured or thrown overboard

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  • Mariposa, you are on the money with the vile Commissiong creature, but I hope you don’t upset our esteemed blogmaster, since he gives that piece of shit a platform from time to time to insult our intelligence.

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  • Mariposa

    Even though I don’t fully agree with Mr. Commisiong ideological stance! I can’t help but support his position on the Haitian immigration issue, because if we claim to be an African people with common history, then the onus probandi is upon us to assist our brothers and sisters if we are in better position to do so.

    Now maybe I am too much of a utopian ideologue, but I do believe and still hold the position that the Caribbean should have developed into a menagerie of people, and cultures transversing the archipelago unrestricted …

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  • regarding immigration and the BLP- i remember in the late 70s when i was still in Bim Tom Adams saying he wants Barbados to look cosmopolitan so he started to make it easy for different nationalities to migrate to Bim.

    the last BLP govt allowed in a whole set of Guyanese against immigration policies at the time with Arthur admitting that Guyanese illegally in Bim worked on his house.

    Now this new BLP govt doing the same but with Haitians.

    whilst i have no issues with people migrating to Bim, the CSME treaty or whatever immigration rules in places should be followed and no immigrant or citizen for that matter should be allowed to squat as a matter of course.

    the other factor we are not looking at, is that the BLP whilst touting regional integration, is using immigration to suppress labour cost. they know immigrants will work for less than bajans and will use that to keep the cost of labour low and profits high. but elections have consequences

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  • The Idiot Brigade is busy.

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  • 45 govt

    Not too worried about upsetting the blog master
    However from my vantage point i am of the opinion that the blog master under the administration of David BU is no more since i sense a wholehearted attempt on BU to commit itself to the governing policies of this govt
    A govt who is persuasive in its intent to cause pain and suffering on the people and a govt who does not seem to care less about the disadvantage situations which poor people from other nations when allowed to cross our borders will do to our fragile and weakened social enviroment
    I am also of the opinion that BU might have been sold to a high ranking BLP official in order to control the flow of govt statements effectively and in a positive manner
    Hence for the past six months only mild mannered articles about govt with no stinging or last longing effect are posted on BU
    The masterstroke behind all this new BU might be Jong Long

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  • 🙂 Good morning 🙂
    Very good.
    There is nothing I like more than a good laugh and that cracked me up.

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  • “Piece of shit”??????

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  • When reality and idealogies clash. Common sense dictates that Reality leads the way
    It make no sense having an open border policy to welcomed a nation of poor people when you cant feed your own
    Commisiong ideaolgies are clashing with the realities on the ground
    Realities which are evident within a nation whose economic policies are hurting many barbadian households and slowly but driving many into poverty
    Nothing wrong with being your brother keepers but with a direction that does not make your brother an economic and social burden on the state as in the case of the Hatains who for lack of funding is solely depending on charitable organisations and barbadians for support

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  • Have all or any one noticed the flow of articles posted on BU all mild mannered and some what tempered only enough to take a pot shot or two at govt.
    What about White Oaks
    What about the continuing water situation that concern the people in water stricken areas
    What about the Issue of the PSV
    If memory serves (right )those articles seem to be of no inteterest to the new BU as had been over the past ten years when the intensity drive and zeal for all to know was at fever pitch
    Yes i sense a New BU has being restructed and rebuilt nowt by what is being posted in its articles but by what is NOT BEING POSTED with an intent to hid govetnment flaws

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  • Have mercy..

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  • One thing is guaranteed…mutually assured DESTRUCTION.

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  • PAY ATTENTION….or not.

    “She stated: “We are not sprinting for show, we are running because we understand that many of our decisions will cause and are causing some pain and suffering. And so, we …have to complete the job early so that the recovery can come early and we can get people back into jobs early.”

    Noting that Barbados’ agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) enabled the Ministry to quickly secure supplementary agreements with other multilateral development banks, Minister Caddle pointed out: “With their help and changing confidence in the private sector, our reserves rose from $400 million in May to, as of this morning, $1,060 million. We saved the dollar.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/01/12/government-on-fast-track-to-economic-recovery/

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  • @ Hants

    In May our foreign reserves were Bds$400m, by the end of December they were Bds$1000m ie an increase of over $85m a month. During that time all that BERT has done is borrow money and sack public sector staff.
    Plse people, ask searching questions. How did the Mottley-led BLP government achieve this? Don’t accept this Jong-inspired PR.

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  • Yet Mia got the nerve to believe anyone will trust her or anyone in her cabinet, she thinks everyone is as brain dead as them..the stakes have been raised higher by all of them…..look at it and OWN IT.

    “Turney Ashton
    June 6, 2018
    Ashton Gutterperk Politics want answers Mubarak Nakhuda Anthony Marshall.

    Can anyone please tell me why George Payne chose not to speak in the Parliamentary debate on the matter of the ongoing Barrack Fiasco (the matter of the settling of the payment of the legal fees in the Barrack case). And how come Dale Marshall opted to stay far away from the circumstances surrounding the award of the same Barrack Contract?

    It was a very significant debate that was worthy of a meaningful contribution from the opposition, after all, they were the ones who led the way with BDS$150,000,000.00 in wastage on this one erection at the hands of George Payne and Dale Marshall, at a time when he was Minister of Housing and Public Works.

    Barrack was awarded a contract to build this building against the best advice of the team employed to advise them on who was most capable and best suited and able to perform this task, and yet still they selected Barrack with the knowledge that his company was not listed among those with the capacity or the ability to undertake this major construction project.

    They were chastised by Edmund Hinkson who inferred in his speech that the BLP is to be blamed. Of note, Dale Marshall did not mention the hazy circumstances surrounding the award of the contract to Barrack. The question must also be asked to Dale Marshall and George Payne. By the way, can either of them tell us which law firm represented Barrack??”

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  • A very, very UGLY…conflict of interest.

    Not to mention the very scam itself engineered by all involved.

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  • Hal everybody knows it is a scam and Fake news propagated and encouraged by the media
    Notice tge New BU silence on this “breaking news” just awaiting for the rumbling of noise to calm down to be replaced with a song of Look how Govt fix the economy

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  • Mariposa,

    Being our brother’s keeper does not necessarily mean that government ought and should be the solution to the Haitian predicament … how about calling upon those Bajan household with financial wherewithal to extend their humanitarian spirit to the suffering Haitians for a change?

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  • If the govt of barbados invited the Haitian people with open arms
    It is the sole responsibilty of the govt of barbados to find a solution.
    Not the people of barbados
    However it is up to any one individual or group if they want to contribute
    Thinking or as you suggest that those with finances should be open with their generosity would be a noble gesture on those who want to contribute
    However expecting generosity from those withbthe where withal to do so is more than a bit presumptuous on your part
    People finances are theres to do as they please and not be told by any one in what form or manner they should disperse

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  • And heres to u George Payne

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  • Yesterday police responded to a shooting incident around 2:50 p.m. at Fox Club Gap, The Garden, St James.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/231852/police-investigating-st-james-shooting

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  • A man was fatally shot while outside a house in Pinelands, St Michael this evening.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/231560/fatal-shooting-pinelands

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  • So when is BU going to post articles on The Water shortage and govt negligence in providing adequate water supply for the water stricken areas
    It is not good enough for BU to ran and hide behind soft ball articles as a pretense that BU is providing sufficient articles that criticize govt policies
    How about the PSV strike and its impact on public transport bevause of govt harsh policing method of expecting a private company to adhere to govt rules
    How about the ongoing compaints of retrenched workers who have been put on the breadline without have the necessary financial pay out which by law they are entitled

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  • Mexican cartels threatening tourism in Cancun

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  • Another wtf moment !

    ” The 84 year-old matriarch is convinced that several squatters, including non-nationals, who now occupy the 27 acres of prime beach front land, a portion of the wider 240 acres Six Men’s Plantation, were given permission to settle there by politicians. ”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/231889/battling-court-21

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  • Are there any squatters on land owned by WHITE bajans ?

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  • Are there any squatters on ANY land regardless of ethnic ownership who have been given permission to do so by WHITE politicians?
    Really Hants1, grow up.

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  • Black politicians and ministers are a THREAT to black people AND the island….they always have been, that is all they know..

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  • WARU

    Once we address the moral landscape of the country, then the anticipatory change should flow freely, but skin colour has little bear on whether or not one does or does not do the right thing … And as Dr. King stated eloquently so long ago …it is the content of that individual that determines who he or she really is…

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  • Character sorry

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  • too early for shite…but..

    will this ALSO APPLY to the thieves for lawyers, government ministers in and out of the Mia government…AND the business thieves ….that are EQUALLY blighting the environment and landscape with their thefts..

    “The Mia Mottley Administration is seeking to strengthen the powers of the Auditor General by enabling that officer to report any suspicious transactions directly to the police, and for fines and/or imprisonment for those who ignore summons to attend their investigative hearings.”

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  • Talk is CHEAP..we want to see this actually happening and the known criminals arrested….YESTERDAY..

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  • WARU

    A dysfunctional conscience is at play for those who seek to undermined the collective-will of the people, in an effort to enriched themselves.

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  • WARU

    Then you have an immeasurable task before you … because for true change to realized … you have to rally the collective-conscience of the nation in an effort to effectuate change in the political sphere…

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  • WARU

    Frederick Douglass did it; Marcus Garvey did it; Doctor Martin Luther King did it; Louis Farrakhan did it; Barack Obama did it; Elizabeth Cady Stanton did it … all of these individuals rally the collective-conscience of the nation and at a critical of the nation’s history…

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  • Me?…I already do my part..where is YOUR contribution..

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