RIHANNA’S HEROIC ACT

 

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados
So, the highly anticipated Super Bowl 2019 championship game is over, and New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, is being widely hailed as a “hero” for winning an unprecedented 6th Super Bowl title. But, as far as I am concerned, the real  hero of Super Bowl 2019 is not Tom Brady. Rather, it is Barbados’ cultural Ambassador, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty !
Rihanna is “the” Super Bowl hero simply because it was her highly  principled and courageous stance of standing in solidarity with black activist footballer, Colin Kaepernick, and rejecting the National Football League’s offer to be the featured performer at the highly prestigious Super Bowl half time show that will be forever remembered as the distinguishing heroic act of Super Bowl 2019 !
Let us recall that during the 2016 to 2017 American Football season, Colin Kaepernick — the black quarterback of the San Francisco 49’ers football team — took to protesting against systemic US anti-Black racism in general and white racist Police killings of African-Americans in particular, by publicly kneeling (rather than standing at attention) during the playing of the US national anthem.
At the time, Kaepernick explained his stance as follows:-
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour. To me, this is bigger than football……..There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Needless-to-say, Colin Kaepernick was punished by the powers that be for his bold, principled, and positively disruptive gesture of protest. Not only did United States President Donald Trump publicly call for him to be fired, but not one single National Football League (NFL) club would hire the highly talented Kaepernick for the 2018 to 2019 football season !
It is against this background that our Rihanna stepped forward and stood up for Colin Kaepernick and– by extension for the cause of Black freedom and justice that Kaepernick so superbly represents and symbolizes.
In turning down the NFL’s offer to perform at the Super Bowl half time show, Rihanna was turning down an opportunity to perform before a massive global audience of in excess of 100 Million persons, as well as turning down the opportunity to benefit from a host of future lucrative Super Bowl related commercial endorsements.
But, just as Colin Kaepernick was clear that some things are “bigger than football”, Rihanna was demonstrating that she too was clear that some things are bigger than entertainment spectacles and financial benefits !
And so, we Barbadians would be failing in our duty if we do not publicly acknowledge and record that our Rihanna performed a truly significant and heroic act when she stood up  not merely for Colin Kaepernick, but for all people of colour, and for the sacred principles of freedom and justice.

 

201 comments

  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Hal Austin February 7, 2019 11:06 AM “A population density of 1.710 is not the same as one of 1710. (1.710×1000=1710). I am not a mathematician, but was taught well by Mr Bynoe at St Giles.”

    Dear Hal: Please be assured that I do understand the huge difference between 1.710 and 1,710. Please be assured that the period was a typo. I was rushing to complete my house cleaning, and that of another.

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  • SirSimple

    A man has this thing that is called testosterone which causes him to wreak havoc on society … Testosterone… drives man’s aggression and his libido…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “But ‘wait’, look how out of a fit of anti “D C” anger the “Donks Gripe and Josh” consortium of liars has gone and let the forex cat out of the money bag!”

    lol

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  • WARU

    There has been no accountability. No reason for the BLP to learn anything different, up close and personal.

    We cannot be serious if a party, any party, could do so much shiiiite, as did the DLP, in private, never taking the people into their confidence, and then expect the political culture to teach the BLP something different.

    If we presume so, we are really lost.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Pacha…I now have complete fate in the Barbados electorate to see it just as you do.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Piece “JayZ was the architect of what she is today. ”

    Not discounting the work of JayZ, but you do know don’y you that architect’s don’t build a damn thing, and I should know.

    Architect’s can design all they want but if builders don’t get their bodies to the site, the site will remain just that a site.

    Architects design.

    Builders build. Builder’s not architects built the pyramids in Egypt and in the “New World”, the great wall of China, the Twin Towers, our Parliament buildings, the Eiffel Tower, my house and yours etc. etc.

    If the architects sat in their offices and designed and did not have builders to build the whole world would be a giant forests, savannas etc..

    My dad was a builder.

    Let us not forget the builders. Let us not disrespect the builders. Without the builders, there would be no built heritage.

    Rihanna is a builder.

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  • lexicon ….testosterone is that that stuff that makes don lemon so aggressive in a paddy cake contest with anderson or shep

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  • ANOTHER ” HEROIC ” ACT.

    Four Reynold Weekes Primary School students have captured national attention for their good deed.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/02/07/primary-school-students-return-lost-wallet/

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  • @Pacha

    The duopoly system is in dangerwof being punctured, this is a good thing? If a credible third party does not come to the fore the BLP will be the default option if we extrapolate from the current state of the party machinery.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @lawson February 7, 2019 2:28 PM “LOL SS so you guys have been breeding like rats…”

    Canada’s birth rate is: 1.6

    Barbados’ birthrate is: 1.8

    I would hardly call that breeding like rats?

    You do know that Barbados was deliberately over populated during the 211 years of TransAtlantic slavery, since your British cousins wanted unpaid labour/slavery.

    Don’t you have some snow that needs to be shoveled from your sidewalk? If your don’t spend the next few winter months reading in your public library.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @lawson February 7, 2019 2:28 PM “…how we must help Venezuala rather than you a stones throw away.”

    Colombia, with a population density of 105 per square mile can help out too. Between Canada and Colombia, if they took in every single Venezuelan still would not approach anything near the population density of Barbados. But a lot of the people suffering in Venezuela right now are indigenous people, and we know how Canada treats Canadian indigenous people.

    Hate to think how they would treat the indigenous people of Venezuela.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    No point wunna Canadians trying to duck your responsibility.

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  • Lawson

    If You think testosterone causes aggression in Don Lemon …then you should see what lower levels does Rush Limbaugh backbone?

    No disrespect to the women here, but have you every wonder why women grow facial hair in their middle-age? Well during the menopausal stage women estrogen levels drop as their testosterone levels start increase… so that is why you see the excess increased in facial hair during middle-age…

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @David February 7, 2019 3:25 PM “Will the DLP learn from the 30-0 result?”

    Sadly David. Probably not. And I feel bad for the DLP. I used to be a good steady DLP voter.

    But I don’t like how ac and others on this blog have cursed those of us who are not DLP hardliners.

    We actually want to see the DLP recover. I pray that the DLP is not dead, only presently in a coma.

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  • Lawson

    Are you aware of the fact that Watertown NY is 45 minutes away from the Canadian border … and yet we hear very little about Canada in America…Why…? Because Canada is the poorer version of America?

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  • Simple Simon,

    His intent is as always to denigrate the black man so we are “breeding like rats”.. No sense his going to the library. If he read any book that did not agree with him he’d pretend not to understand.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    And this testosterone costs ALL of us a lot of money. All the security systems in the world from nuclear weapons, to police constables on the beat is designed to protect men from other men, and to protect women and children from men.

    “Security” that is making the places where we live moderately safe cost trillions of dollars.

    Think about it.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I very much fear that one of these days one of the testosterone charged will hit the wrong button and blow us off this wonderful blue marble.

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  • Well I hope they are dead AND buried. Too many bad memories.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Lexicon February 7, 2019 6:18 PM “Lawson we hear very little about Canada in America.”

    That’s because wunna Americans insular as hell.

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  • SirSimple

    Without testosterone who going to protect the woman when there is knot on the door in the late hours of the night?

    So testosterone has its place … because without testosterone there is no need of estrogen… the sexual ying and yang..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “so that is why you see the excess increased in facial hair during middle-age…”

    …not all women, passed middle age a good distance ago and I have no moustache, beard or chest hair…that is probably mostly genetic combined with the drop in oestrogen.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Lexicon February 7, 2019 6:18 PM “Because Canada is the poorer version of America?”

    So what wunna doing with all that money? Keeping ya testosterone charged nuclear arsenal topped up, instead of paying for decent health care for all?

    Why is Canada’s life expectancy 82.03 years?

    While that of the United States is 78.69?

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  • SirSimple

    On a more serious note… you would be surprise to see the decreased in aggression and libido when the testes are removed from the stallion and it becomes a gelding…I saw it during the years at the Mounted Police …paddock at District A…

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Lexicon “so that is why you see the excess increased in facial hair during middle-age…”

    @WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog February 7, 2019 6:29 PM “…not all women, passed middle age a good distance ago and I have no moustache, beard or chest hair>”

    Hairy grannies are good. I tell the grans that they can call me Santa Claus, because along with the beard, chest hair and moustache, I treat them as though I am Jolly Old St. Nick. Lolll!!!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Lexicon February 7, 2019 6:36 PM

    Thanks lexicon.

    I always geld my pets. Not seriously planning to geld the men of BU. You are right it does significantly decrease aggression, as well as prevents them from straying, keeps them in good health and prolongs their life. The last pet that died was 75 in human years. Healthy, happy and long lived. You, Piece, and Whitehill are all safe from me. You are not dogs or cats or horses, or pigs.

    But still looking for a solution to violence.

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  • LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY BARBADOS…

    Victims of Socialism in Venezuela Warn U.S.: ‘Don’t Fall for It,’ ‘People are Eating from Trash Bags’

    Venezuela Freedom Rally attendee in Washington, D.C. warns against socialism.

    Victims of Venezuelan socialism who have come to America recently attended a Venezuela Freedom Rally in Washington, D.C., where Campus Reform asked them for their message to Americans who support socialism.

    “Bernie Sanders is your enemy. Do not ever, ever get involved with this individual or any of the other socialists,” one man who escaped Venezuelan socialism warned. “People are eating from trash bags in the streets,” one woman said. “In Venezuela, there is no food, no medicine, education. No, nothing, nothing,” another woman added.

    Others warned Americans not to fall for socialism’s false promises, and to beware its gradual usurpation of citizens’ freedoms:

    • “It is not a game, it is not the route to go, it is not possible, it is not feasible, don’t fall for it.”
    • “It doesn’t work the way the book says…socialism is too good to be true.”
    • “It’s a gradual process, over time, little by little, power is taken away from the people.”
    • “People always talk about the Nazis and stuff like that, but nobody talks about socialism and communism.”
    • “For me, it’s kind of an insult to the Venezuelan people, who have been protesting for years.”

    One former Venezuelan summed up their comments, declaring that America became the best country on Earth by rejecting all things socialist:

    “This is a beautiful country, it’s the best in the world, it’s the most powerful – and we didn’t get there with socialism or anything close to that.”

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  • Observe how simple minded these bloggers have become so that “testosterone in men is being blamed for crime and war” and, on the converse “estrogen and menstrual periods and tampons and 30? day cycles in women” are being blamed for batty women, and marital stress and work place disharmony.

    So now we have proponents recommending, WITH GREAT SERIOUSNESS, cutting off men’s balls and opponents countering that “removing the wombs of our women” should be actively considered.

    Steupseee!!!

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  • “Then there was the finger printing issue were once again Barbadians were used as stool pigeons to fight his cause….”

    Hmmmmm……….

    What rubbish!!!!!………..How were Barbadians used as stool pigeons to fight his (Commisiong’s) cause?”

    Don’t you think it’s amazing that Commisiong’s argument against your former DLP administration’s proposed finger printing policy was upheld by the Court……

    …….. and the former AG Adriel Brathwaite, former PM Freundel Stuart, Michael Carrington, Michael Lashley, Stephen Lashley, Verla Depeiza, Guyson Mayers and the DLP hierarchy, (who are also lawyers), were collectively UNABLE to convince the Court otherwise?

    Why did Adriel Brathwaite not appeal to the Supreme Court or the CCJ?

    Rather than blame Commisiong wrongfully, why don’t you admit the method by which your party sought to implement the policy was “legally flawed.”

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  • Piece

    If you do not believe that testosterone is responsible for the aggression in men … then tell me what part of the brain is affected in sociopath and psychopath which caused them to lack empathy for their victims?

    And stop misconstruing people words because no one here has claimed that testosterone is purported to be responsible for male criminality…

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  • Piece

    Testosterone is responsible for male aggression and libido … now show me evidence to the contrary old man …

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  • The Certificate of Character demands submission of ones finger prints (considered personal data). The legality of this is yet to be addressed.

    What roll are the corporate (employment) bodies playing in this exercise?

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  • “A cause which saw Commissiong agreeing with opening the flood gates for Haitians to enter without having to go through a process of complete immigration procedure resulting with Haitians becoming “wards” of barbados Social system…

    WTH……

    If anyone else had written such shiite, they would have been accused of “learning by rote, appallingly ignorance” or “using Google too much.”

    How have Haitians become “wards of Barbados social system?”

    In 1997, Heads of Government agreed to admit Haiti as a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market subject to agreement on the terms and conditions as required by Article 29 (2) of the Treaty of Chaguaramas.

    In 1999 the Government of Haiti formally accepted the agreement setting out the terms and conditions of its entry and by July 2002 had completed the necessary legal requirements.

    At the 23rd meeting of Heads of Government of the Community in Georgetown in July 2002, Haiti was formally admitted as the 15th member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

    “The Haitian delegation walked away from the 39th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Summit last Friday overjoyed and with a firmer sense of belonging after member states accepted a legal opinion that nationals from the French-speaking territory have the right to an automatic six-month stay in a CARICOM territory.” [The Gleaner, Sunday July 8, 2018]

    CARICOM’s Office of the General Counsel has produced two legal opinions defending the right of Haitians to move freely within CARICOM.

    According to the Office of the General Counsel: “Based on the law set out in (Shanique) Myrie v The State of Barbados, and on the fact that the Republic of Haiti is a party to the Revised Treaty, and in the absence of a reservation by Haiti excluding participation in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), it was advised that Haitian nationals, as Community nationals, are entitled to an automatic stay of six months.”

    Haiti is entitled to all the benefits as a member state of CARICOM……..and this is the general consensus among other member states, as they agreed that CARICOM’s visa requirement policy for Haiti is discriminatory.

    Despite how we may feel about Commisiong or disagree with his opinions……. we must extend some level of FAIRNESS to the goodly gentleman…….and be mature enough to admit when he is correct.

    Commisiong did not make any unilateral or arbitrary decision as it relates to Haiti…….. on behalf of CARICOM or its member states…… and to imply such is being disingenuous and dishonest.

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  • So what if the court agree
    Have u not heard
    The law can be an a.ss and may i add can make a.ss holes out of many
    Exhibit A Commisiong and his followers

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  • I hate to play the part of Simple Simon, but I will.

    I doubt very much that Rihanna contributed money to the IRA. I suspect she paid more to the IRS,.

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  • Mariposa, dura lex sid lex …the law is harsh, but it is the law ..

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  • Yes Lexicon
    Tell that to Rosa Parks
    duffus

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  • Mariposa

    No need for the personal attacks … let us keep it constructive and decent … remember cogito ergo sum …

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  • “The law can be an a.ss and may i add can make a.ss holes out of many…”

    Hmmmm……….

    Ahhhh…. never mind……too easy.

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  • No apologies Lexicon
    The fact that u can make such a wild outrageous statement is evident that you have forgotten your history.
    Now i suggest you dust off your old history books on black history events and maybe u might come to a righteous understanding that the law can be an a.ss and make a ss holes out of many believers

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife February 7, 2019 6:41 PM
    “Thanks lexicon.
    I always geld my pets. Not seriously planning to geld the men of BU. You are right it does significantly decrease aggression, as well as prevents them from straying, keeps them in good health and prolongs their life. The last pet that died was 75 in human years. Healthy, happy and long lived. You, Piece, and Whitehill are all safe from me. You are not dogs or cats or horses, or pigs.
    But still looking for a solution to violence.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Dear SSS for ‘life’, since you are recommending gelding the male animals (human dogs) between 2 to 82, how about spaying the females?
    Then there would be no bitches to fight over.

    Here you have a situation where the Public Health Authorities (in the male form (?) of the CMO) are expressing grave concern over the fast declining level of population sustainability while you, the archangel of the anti-breeding society, are calling for a total decimation of sperm donors.

    Why aren’t you beseeching the well-educated and working females between the ages of 25 to 35 to visit the sperm bank much more often to make the necessary withdrawals in order to save the country from a fate similar to Japan?

    The only problem with such a clarion call to females to do their Bajan nation-saving duty is that there would be very few, if any depositors, given your highly recommended solution to the violence plaguing Bulbados.

    You, the simple SS, ought to think before running your mouth while talking your anti-man “shavinnnnng cream”.

    For behind every ‘violently wutless’ boy or man you will find a ‘decent virgin’ woman crying her belly out in the Bajan courtyard.

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  • Piece, what an ignoramus you are! You think I sat down and spent my time writing this article in order to benefit myself????

    If you had any intelligence you would understand that the purpose of writing this article is my hope that it would come to the attention of some of the young people of Barbados– particularly those who look up to Rihanna– and that it would help them to understand that supporting and sacrificing for the noble cause of Black Liberation is something that they should embrace.

    On the assumption that you are a Black person– if you had any intelligence you would be helping to disseminate this article to young Barbadians rather than indulging in your usual insipid drivel.

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  • David Commisiong

    Not piece

    But yes Mariposa belives and sees enough evidence to say most of what you have written and done has been beneficial to yourself
    Btw can you tell BU audience how much income you have garnished every time you took govt to court on behalf of the people
    Yes it is the peoples business to know how much you earned since you have associated the name of the “people” of barbados as those you were defending against govt actions

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  • “Btw can you tell BU audience how much income you have garnished every time you took govt to court on behalf of the people…”

    Thine ignorance knoweth no bounds.

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  • Ok blp fowl you made your point now fly safely back to your place on the fence until your name is called
    Lawd have merci muh belly

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Garnish means: decorate, adorn, trim, dress, ornament, embellish, enhance, grace, beautify, prettify, brighten up

    Garnered means: gather or collect

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  • Simple Simon. Whatever
    Now fly back quickly and find your place on the fence before the other blp yardfowl Artax takes two places
    Dont see the need to stick your botsie in other peoples business
    Who called your name. Never knew you were Commissiong
    Now sue me

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  • Yes it is the peoples business to know how much you earned since you have associated the name of the “people” of barbados as those you were defending against govt actions (Quote)

    @ Mariposa

    You are one DLP yardfowl that’s a disgrace to your party. Why don’t you do proper research or let one of your George Street colleagues advise you before writing nonsense to embarrass the DLP.

    Who would have paid Commisiong any money after he won those civil suits he filed in the interest of Barbadians, against the government?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here

    For the writer with the definition abot garnish you missed garnish as it relates to compulsory reduction of wages.

    And i think you used the verb incorrectly at any rate

    @Goren

    Commie Sing a Song would have been paid by his cousin Mugabe and is still bein paid now

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  • All u Commissiong pooch lickers bring it on
    Taxpayers monies were used from the govt coffers to pay Commissiong and that being the case since he filed a case upon which he acted as a defense on behalf of the people
    There is an inherent right and a moral duty binding to accountabilty and transparency for the people to know what Commisiong was paid

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  • Mariposa

    You blp yardfowls have talked about transparency for ten years but when the issue of accountabilty and transparency comes knocking at the blp doors
    The hue and cry of not wanting to be bother comes rushing out the doors
    Bunch of two faced hypocri

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  • Commissiong made a fortune from the Raul Garcia case
    Has any one every asked how much did it cost the taxpayers to warehouse Raul Garcia at taxpayers expense after he was released from prison
    Yet this bold faced man-of- war claims that his interst was not of benefit to himself
    Well if that is the truth come clean on how much money You received as a lawyer on behalf of the people

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  • Robert Georen
    You know nothing about me
    You nor anyone can ever make claim of seeing me at George Street
    Take yuh black arse and do.like Artax and sit on the blp fence until yuh named is called duffus

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  • Donks Gripe and Josh

    You nor Commissiong speak on behalf of Barbadians a poll done on the blocking of Hyatt revealed a sizeable majority wanted Hyatt built.

    Commissiong ran in national elections more than once and forfeited his deposit he doesn’t’ speak for Barbadians besides maybe a handful of communist lackeys here and there.

    The glorified yard fowl the BO and miller apparently compare notes under Motley’s ackee tree by the Sandy Lane ridge before they posit their shiite.

    Hyatt they claim wasn’t bringing foreign exchange yet still the St. Lucian government long known for poaching ventures we fcuk up is set to complete a Hyatt. A Hyatt started as a result of the ra*^ hole of one perp scaring off foreign investors.

    Aren’t other tourist islands benefitting from FDI and FX of a Hyatt? We await the contorted arguments otherwise known as lies from the glorified yard fowl and lap dog miller.

    Bajans who love this country have to stand up to bullies who choose to back one political party and dismiss submissions from neutrals and alternative political parties.

    Forty percent of the electorate didn’t bother to vote so the 30-0 isn’t all its cranked up to be and a pest who didn’t even face the electorate cant speak for us.

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  • I am trying to find any public comment that Rihanna made about this issue, all I know is that word leaked out that Rihanna had turned down the gig in solidarity with Kap and the media ran with it and now Commissiong is trying to hitch his star to Rihanna’s sun.

    For the record many other entertainers turned down the opportunity but some performers long in the tooth and fading from memory used it as a chance to revive dormant careers and according to the folks who know these things the half-time show was a dud.

    Back to the substantive issue, Kap said his kneeling was to protest against Police violence against Black people, he could have shut up and said nothing and earn his millions like so many other black athletes, but instead he risked earnings and his career. Trump and his supporters with their bully pulpit tried to portray the kneeling as disrespecting the flag. Many black men served and died under that flag from the Civil War, WW1, WW11 through Korea onto Vietnam, Desert Storm what have you and when they returned to the USA they were treated like shit, the same flag that women wear as bikini bottoms or protestors burn, or adorn the sides vehicles is now “desecrated” because Kap took a knee. Trump uses the flag to earn political points, when it was time for him to suit up under that flag he developed a severe case of “bone spurs”.

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  • Comissiong takes an american problem and hoist the American flag over barbados using Rhiana as the star burnnjng bright ..Rhianna lives in america now pledges alligence with right hand placed across her breast as. sworn allegience to America
    Commissiing now gladly tries to use the issue of K as another interest unto himself as to protray america as a bully in the eyes of barbadians
    Yes Rhianna came in handy at a point and time to sealed his hatred for america policies as in his article his mentioned of freedom and justice was interjected by k disregard of having to kneel when the american anthem.was played with a sense of delight
    Most barbadians youth have plenty respect for Rhianna and her notoriety has been sealed long before K decided not to kneel
    However Commisiong not wanting to missed out on a plan of action relevant to his self interest could not help but used Rhianna to boost his personnel interest

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  • De ole man had posted this already but we dun know….

    Oh dear me, de Ambassador doth protest too much!

    But in your protest one now sees clearly the “purpose” behind the article which you state is and de ole man quotes

    “…the purpose of writing this article is my hope that it would come to the attention of some of the young people of Barbados…”

    Let me see ef i gets you correctly.

    You has come to Barbados Underground with a view to reaching the young people of Barbados about Rihanna’s commitment to blackness?

    Other peoples who was representing you was saying that you was ONLY pretending to identify with Rihanna and were in fact running away from the substantive issues as it relates to the Maduro oppression of the Venezuelan peoples.

    When was the last time dat you went down to Venezuela?

    Dem ent send for your convenient Commie pretending behing recently?

    Looka Sing a Song dese sheeple heah does not know the dangers of working with you as a “representative” of Justice and Rights

    Or dem would know dat all dis talk dat you espouse bout “.. for all people of colour, and for the sacred principles of freedom and justice…” IS JES EFFING TALK David.

    You doan kay if Thursday come pun a Monday as long as you get some dollars in your pocket.

    When is de last time dat your donkey went ONLINE TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF BARBADOS?

    In fact doan leh de ole man say nufin bout how you treat those Africans and let dem languish in the Prisons of Barbados for 2 effing years.

    De problem wid pooch lickers like you is dat wunna fraid as scvunt of de “DRIVEL” dat de ole man does write.

    BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, once de bajans dem start to get serious bout dis battle to oust you and your DICTATOR BOSS MUGABE MOTTLEY all wunna scunt gine humble wunna a.ss and do the right thing

    Until den you carry on smartly

    ALL HAIL MUGABE!!!

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  • Do you know who is financing the St.Lucia Hyatt in the North?

    Do we know the status of the Blackwster development?

    https://www.imidaily.com/caribbean/former-st-lucia-pm-sues-to-stop-cbi-financed-project/

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  • “Taxpayers monies were used from the govt coffers to pay Commissiong and that being the case since he filed a case upon which he acted as a defense on behalf of the people….”

    Are you implying Commisiong sued the government for an undisclosed sum of money when he filed a civil suit against the government for authorizing the construction of the Hyatt…..without the an EIA being done?

    Is this appalling ignorance, a result of learning by rote or using Google too much?

    Thine ignorance is boundless.

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  • Ignorant Piece, you think when I write an article I only post it on Barbados Underground?

    Barbados Underground is only one of many many locations that the article is sent to. My interest is in sharing a message– hopefully for the benefit of my compatriots.

    If you pay attention to the Caribbean News media you will note that my articles appear in newspapers from Jamaica in the north to Guyana in the south, and in wider Pan-African publications as well.

    It would seem though that I am wasting my time sending articles to Barbados Underground.

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  • Artax blp yard fowl go back on yuh fence.no need to dispute nothing with you

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  • Some in this forum may refer to you, and rightfully so, as a DLP yard-fowl. It’s obvious based on the rhetorical political diatribe you so often spew.

    But recently, as your comments become a bit more and more “irrationally partisan”…….yard-fowl is not a befitting title for you. Yuh see, when it’s raining and you’re outside, …..similarly to a capra aegagrus hircus (domesticated), I believe you try to place both hands and feet on a stone.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  • It would be nice if even as we disagree and criticise someone we could do so on the basis of fact and not fiction or figments of our imagination.

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  • Commisiong at one timev send the govt a huge bill
    Such was made mention in the House of Parliament during debate.
    What i say is not for you Blp yardfowl. Artax to dispute but for Commisiong who holds the title of Ambassador to Caricom and who is now answerable to the people of barbados

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  • What bill did Comissiong sent government? You really need to stop.

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  • “It would be nice if even as we disagree and criticise someone we could do so on the basis of fact and not fiction or figments of our imagination.”

    Donna

    I believe that as well.

    However, to ask for fair, impartial or unbiased opinions in this forum, results in being labelled as a “juvenile, first class idiot, BLP yard-fowl, stool pigeon.”

    Have you noticed that they cannot discuss any issue unless some political nonsense is included in their comments? And they have a habit of trying to turn every discussion into a BLP versus DLP scenario.

    Check the resident consortium of yard-fowls for example. The discussion is about Rihanna……. and rather than contribute something meaningful to the topic………they are hell bent on discussing Commisiong,

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  • lexicon ???? a litte facial hair as they age no….they go full on chewbacca.
    I have to agree with SS barbadois and density go hand in hand

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  • Small minds, Artax. Bird brains. Shooting themselves in their chicken feet.

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  • Artax i stand by comments.First of all your name is not Commissiong so i do not see or understand the necessity for you to stick your nose
    If Commissiong has a problem with my comments he is free to correct

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  • Nothing but insults. That’s about all he has to offer. Stupid insults.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Donks Gripe and Josh February 8, 2019 12:16 AM
    “You nor Commissiong speak on behalf of Barbadians a poll done on the blocking of Hyatt revealed a sizeable majority wanted Hyatt built.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Asinus asinorum, can’t you see you are making out Comissiong to be some kind of hero possessing god-like qualities to even surpass those of Joan of Arc?

    Donks man (aka bajanfuhlife), get a ‘grip’ on political reality.

    Because you believe in the biblical fable about some small chap called David slaying a behemoth called Goliath, do you really think that a Bajan pipsqueak called Cousin David could have stopped hundreds of millions of FDI from coming to Barbados whose economic lifeblood is based on forex?

    Don’t you genuinely feel that even MAM would never forego such a massive injection of FDI to save the Bajan economy from pending collapse and inevitable devaluation which would certainly seal her political fate and legacy as the person who oversaw the total demise of Barbados economy just because of some loudmouth fella, family or no family?

    Can’t you see that the same baloney fella who was fronting the Hyatt wooly caper is now the darling of the cousin of the same moutha fella?

    But you might just be right on the money when you state that the meeting place for political yard-fowls is under the “Motley ackee tree” with the fatted gamecock called Maloney perched on the imaginary fence of the ‘black’ political divide while eating all the construction corn falling like ‘white’ manna on both sides and laughing his red ass off.

    We would supportive of your incessant vitriol against the Mottley administration and your barbs targeted at the jump-up Comissiong if you were to pose the following question:

    Why is the MoF not seeking to recover the duties and taxes waived on the Mercedes bought with some of the same illusory FDI for a Sales Director called Casper hired by an imaginary hotel built but which has found itself now ‘transported ‘to St. Lucia in the same duty-free Merc?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Dont mind Donksgripe …..Maloney them were waiting for the weaklings of parliament to give them full access to the NIS Pension Fund…cause they already had full access to the treasury…the only thing stopping them from continuing to raid and rape both treasury and pension fund…is that they are both nearly empty…

    What FDI what…all Maloney had to do was do the impact study…that is all…but he was waiting to further impoverish the majority population by tiefing everything else that was left…..but there was not enough left, so they hot foot it to St. Lucia, as is now being said…but they got Kenny Anthony to deal with…so good luck to them and their scams…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    The buts will kill them….lol

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  • David Comissiong
    February 8, 2019 7:32 AM

    “Ignorant Piece, you think when I write an article I only post it on Barbados Underground?
    Barbados Underground is only one of many many locations that the article is sent to. My interest is in sharing a message– hopefully for the benefit of my compatriots.
    If you pay attention to the Caribbean News media you will note that my articles appear in newspapers from Jamaica in the north to Guyana in the south, and in wider Pan-African publications as well.
    It would seem though that I am wasting my time sending articles to Barbados Underground.”

    DO YOU SEE BY HIS OWN ADMITTING THAT COMMIE SING SONG THE COMMUNIST AMBASSADOR TO CARICOM IS SUBVERTING THE REGION OR HE IS USING HIS OFFICE TO SUBVERT THE REGION FROM NORTH TO SOUTH!!

    THIS MAN IS A PRESENT DANGER TO ALL PEOPLE THAT WOULD DESIRE PEACE, PROGRESS, PROSPERITY, HARMONY, UNITY…HE IS A DEMAGOGUE AND HIS VISION IS TO MAKE THE CARIBBEAN VENEZUELA!!!

    BARBADIANS PLEASE REJECT THOSE COMMUNIST/SOCIALIST VOICES LIKE COMMIE SING SONG COMMUNIST AMBASSADOR to CARICOM & PACHAMAMA AND THOSE OF LIKE CHARACTER!!!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ David Commie Sing a Song

    Let me respond to your crap answer about posting in all those other articles elsewhere on media in the region

    YOU ARE SEEKING BROWNIE POINTS DAVID, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

    Let me explain to your simple self and bring you down from that place with rarified air some of you lawyers think you have achieved.

    On February 8th at 12.32 Sargeant wisely observes

    “…all I know is that word leaked out that Rihanna had turned down the gig in solidarity with Kap and the media ran with it…”

    The NCO continues with the even more pertinent observation which puts gou, Commie sing a Song, squarely in the headlights like a deer “…and now you, Commissiong are trying to hitch your star to Rihanna’s sun…” (modified his statement and personal pronouns)

    BINGO!!

    THIS IS YOU DAVID COMMISSIONG, THIS IS YOUR MODUS OPERANDUM.

    You hitch your star to that of another and presto “gone clear”

    Sargeant continues “…Trump uses the flag to earn political points…” and the ole man appends “…David Commie Sing a Song “seeks to use the article about Rihanna Fenty to give yourself absolution from the Maduro Venezuela travesty THAT YOU CONTINUE TO STATE IS NOT HAPPENING.

    I can bet You David , 1 million Monopoly dollars dat Ambassador Fenty is scheduled to come and perform? here or officiate at something here soon

    AND YOU ARE IN CONSTANT POOCH LICKER MODE COMMISSIONG, are doing your accustomed sucking like always do for your cousin Mia

    Your Fingerprinting Intervention was for Mia cause your black ass avoided that same matter **** because that is what you are.

    An effing turncoat.

    You only intervened with Hyatt to frustrate the so called FDI initiatives of the incompetent DLP on the instructions of your cousin Mia!

    AND YOUR PAYMENT IS YOUR CARICOM AMBASSADOR JOB IN WHICH YOU DO NOTHING BUT TALK PRETTY like you did at the Tamarind Tree outside the Geography Room at Harsun College.

    You have never changed David, you are what you were then, a pooch licker unsure of your genetic makeup and your ancestry

    All that happened is that then you passed as white with the hair but, over time, the melanin has said “je t’accuse noir”

    “I have become like Shiva – like death…” now I am armed with the Sword of My God

    You are an agent of Mugabe AND ALL OF YOU MUST GO, IF MY COUNTRY IS TO LIVE!!!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for David Come Sing a Song thank you

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  • COMMIE SING SONG COMMUNIST AMBASSADOR TO CORICOM …

    THIS SUMS UP THIS CRABBE CHARACTER PERFECTLY (ALWAYS CLIMBING ON THE BACKS OF OTHERS TO PITCH HIS NARRATIVE)

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  • THIS MADURO COMMUNIST AMBASSADOR MUCH LIKE COMMIE SING SONG, SAYS CARICOM SUPPORTS THE MADURO REGIME!!!….@ FAST FORWARD 15 MINUTES INTO THE Audio…

    …NOW WE KNOW COMMIE SING SONG (David Commisong’s) ROLE IN ALL OF THIS IS TO GET CARICOM TO BACK MADURO!!!

    Three million people have fled Venezuela, escaping hunger, poverty and political repression under the rule of President Nicolas Maduro. DW’s Tim Sebastian asks the Venezuelan Ambassador to the EU, Claudia Salerno Caldera, why should Maduro stay on as leader?

    Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview. Every week, our hosts Tim Sebastian and Michel Friedman are face-to-face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account.

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  • Ambassador Comissiong

    Bear in mind the BU community is reflecting what prevails in the wider public. What BU affords is to pulse check unvarnished feedback. Not many posting under names have survived the cut and thrust of discussion in this forum.

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  • In other words the re- incarnation of the snake in the garden of Eden.tThe snake intervention was typical of how Commisiong used sweet sounding words to deceive the masses leaving them empty handed and he holding his side of the pit of Gold.
    Sooner Rather than later Comissiong would be dismissed by the barbadian people as a wolf in sheeps clothing

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  • President Nicolas Maduro promised Venezuelans free medical treatment for all – but hospitals are now only able to offer a bed and little else. Hospital staff and families of patients say the health service has crumbled, neglected by the government over the last five years.

    Now there is barely running water, let alone enough medicines, as the BBC’s Orla Guerin reports.

    BBC News Published on Feb 8, 2019

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  • It’s on! National Assembly approves statute that gives green light to International Intervention

    Published: 8 February, 2019 / 12:37 PM / section: News, politics

    The National Assembly (an), directed by Juan Guaidó, approved, for the first time, the statute governing the transition to Venezuela’s democracy, which could mean the way to achieve the long-awaited interim government and the fall of Nicolas Maduro.

    The document, according to review, contains the route to appoint officials who would take over institutions of the Venezuelan state, as well as positions inside and outside the country.

    However, one of its most important points has to do with the possibility of requesting help from the international community to restore state sovereignty in the territory. This could mean that the one could allow foreign intervention if this is a guarantee to achieve democracy in the country.

    In addition, the law of the statute governing the transition to democracy and the restoration of the constitution establishes that elections should be convened before 12 months of the transitional government. It also points to the renewal of public powers to make an cash called to cover.

    It is worth mentioning that the law also empowers parliament to issue laws to address the humanitarian emergency and the economic crisis. It also contemplates the integration of the Bolivian National Armed Force (Fanb).

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  • How can a man who has not been elected declare himself President. Continue to be baffle by that one. Please enlighten the blogmaster, anybody.

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  • That one is above my pay grade. These problems are complex.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @David February 8, 2019 3:10 PM “How can a man who has not been elected declare himself President.”

    His presidential declaration is as fake as my “Sir”, and as fake as my “President for Life” but at least I know my “Sir” and my “President for Life” are both fake, just intended as a joke on politicos everywhere.

    Guido is serious. And furthermore he has Trump, Trudeau and the EU? on his side.

    So who knows what will happen.

    I expect that there will be bloodshed, and that the blood shed will be mostly that of poor indigenous people.

    The rich white boys will come out alive, well and rich, as usual.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    There is probably a provision in the constitution…

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  • According to Articles 233, 333 and 350 of the Venezuelan Constitution, Juan Guaidó is well within his power as president of the National Assembly to assume the presidency of Venezuela on a provisional basis. Not only were the presidential elections held last year UN-free and Unfair, but more than 50 countries did not recognize their results—leaving Maduro with no domestic or international legitimacy as president.

    Guaidó was elected unanimously following a coalition “pact” to rotate the National Assembly’s presidency every January 5.

    Guaidó had gone mostly unnoticed until Jan. 5, 2019, when he assumed the presidency of the National Assembly, which was mostly made up of Maduro’s opposition after the 2015 elections. Guaidó rose to that position thanks to an internal agreement among the opposition, where each party would take turns holding the presidency. When Guaidó was 26, he joined a group headed by Leopoldo López, who founded the Voluntad Popular (VP) Party. In 2019, it was VP’s turn and the party picked Guaidó. Guaidó is said to be the protégé of Leopoldo López, the jailed politician and founder of VP who headed the opposition since Chávez became president.

    Guaidó was a coordinator for VP in Vargas and served as an alternate representative in the National Assembly from 2010 to 2015. He was then elected as representative in 2015. He was proclaimed president of the Assembly, and it’s because of this that he assumes the role of President of the Republic until elections are called, as stated in the 1999 Constitution.”

    Article 233 of the Constitution states that the president of the National Assembly must assume the presidency of the republic in case there’s a power vacuum… Guaidó claims there is because of the questionable elections that weren’t recognized by a large portion of the international community.

    Juan Guaidó holding up the Venezuelan Constitution on Jan. 23, 2019… (Marjuli Matheus / The Tico Times)

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  • What is at stake?

    The citizens of Venezuela face an increasingly dire situation, and there is no end in sight yet. Hyperinflation is expected to exceed 10 million percent in 2019. Venezuelans lost 24 pounds on average last year due to lack of food, and by all indications this year will only be worse. Meanwhile, the health system has collapsed, and there are rampant medicine shortages.

    This is not just a humanitarian crisis, but also a matter of regional security; the Venezuelan exodus is expected to reach more than 5.3 million by the end of this year. Maduro’s regime has moved from a dictatorial regime that violates civil liberties to a mafia state that actively participates in illegal activities. Complicit in a wide range of smuggling and trafficking activities, Maduro’s inner circle has helped to dismantle the country’s institutions and rule of law. Seventy-five public officials, including former vice president Tareck El Aissami, and Venezuelan citizens have been targeted by U.S. and international sanctions for corruption and drug trafficking activities.
    Humanitarian aid convoy not allowed into Venezuela after EU-backed group calls for dialogue Published on Feb 8, 2019

    The first trucks of humanitarian aid have arrived at Venezuela’s border with Colombia — but they were not allowed to enter the country.
    Pressure on Maduro to receive the aid convoy mounted after a European Union-backed crisis group called for dialogue and elections and warned against interventionism.

    But Maduro still rejected the aid convoy and several truckloads of food and medical supplies are now being stored in a warehouse at the border.

    The government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to block their entry saying Venezuelans are ‘not beggars’.

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  • President Nicolas Maduro promised Venezuelans free medical treatment for all – but hospitals are now only able to offer a bed and little else. Hospital staff and families of patients say the health service has crumbled, neglected by the government over the last five years. Now there is barely running water, let alone enough medicines, as the BBC’s Orla Guerin reports.

    BBC News Published on Feb 8, 2019

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  • FC. you still here
    I thought you had gone to Venezuela with Guaido…

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  • No such luck!

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  • Soooo Unconscionable when you can make Light of Humanities Suffering that is beyond your NARROW Imagination!!!

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  • BBC News Published on Feb 8, 2019

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  • Apologies the Above Video should have been this one…

    Today I raise my voice to justify why we must follow the fight in honor of them…

    Patriots Will Never Be Forgotten!!

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  • @DC February 7, 2019 9:51 PM
    “Piece, what an ignoramus you are! You think I sat down and spent my time writing this article in order to benefit myself????”
    @DC February 8, 2019 7:32 AM
    “Ignorant Piece, you think when I write an article I only post it on Barbados Underground?”

    I thought DC was a smart gentleman, but it seem as if he is using the same script as the nameless and headless ones. If repeated daily and a thousand times by the Mugabe Defense Force (MDF), we will begin to believe that the visionary is an ignoramus (even when wearing tin-foil 🙂 ). Man, I need to know when the coven meets and to get the script.

    Let me be launch a preemptive strike and save him saying anything today. Because of the groundwork by Lortenao, Enuff and yourself, I am now convinced that the man I call a visionary is an ignoramus

    @Piece:
    Looking at the time stamp of DC’s message… seems as if you were in his head for half of a day…

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  • What a beautiful day
    Soccer in the background
    A hot cup of tea
    I hope those in Barbados are enjoying beautiful weather, calm seas, a gentle sun and clean beaches….. Fishes may have gone back to the swamp, but not you (OK).

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  • @Theo,

    Soccer or football?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Theophillus Gazerts

    The sadest thing about this entire topic is its “Diminution of Value”

    Ambassador Rihanna Fenty has a “worth” that far exceeds her monetary value.

    SHE IS A YOUNG, BLACK WOMAN

    I did not mention rich because while obvious it is secondary to her “value” to (1) youth (2) the castle of my skin and (3) her gender and the inequality that is afforded women globally.

    If anyone else had come to BU and given her her due kudos for her solidarity actions de ole man would have been supportive of this recognition effort TENFOLD MORE

    But it comes from Commie Sing a Song and his self serving lick poochism

    Brownie Points captain in the Mugabe Defense Force

    The Messenger is tainted beyond redemption and is akin to the practicjng village paedophile and rapist mounting a campaign honouring little children, and walking through the village waving detailed pictures of all of their features and detailing their dimensions.

    He incredulously continues to identify with the Chavez/Maduro nation destroying regime, and continues to be silent about the injustice the current regime perpetrates against its people

    Notwithstanding Commissiong ‘s silence in these substantive matters in his portfolio, it becomes evident that this article was posted to be Eye Candy for Rihanna

    AND AS EYE CANDY IT WILL ATTRACT PEOPLE WITH SWEET TOOTH & PEOPLE WHO CALL IT WHAT IT IS.

    A RIM JOB!!!

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Truth to power from TI…and this is what Rihanna UNDERSTANDS….and which black people in Barbados and the Caribbean have to LEARN and UNDERSTAND…you do not need white people….PARTICULARLY WHITE RACIST PEOPLE..not even a quarter as much as ya dumb black leaders make ya believe and encourage you to think…..

    They need you BLACK PEOPLE… to buy their inferior quality shit…they need you to rob you and generations of your children…

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