NUPW Members Should Join Caswell Franklyn’s Unity Workers Union

How come there is silence about the dust up between Roslyn Smith and Akani Mc Dowell both of the NUPW? Oh to be a fly on the wall during meetings of the NUPW leadership”.

Sargeant

Hogging the newsfeed this weekend is the news General Secretary of the NUPW Roslyn Smith is threatening to sue President of the NUPW Akanni McDowall. As the popular saying goes, you cant make this stuff up!

At a time workers in Barbados are most vulnerable the largest National Union of Public Workers is embroiled in a public disagreement between its two most visible and senior officers. A union with almost 100% membership from the public sector.

Public sector workers are most vulnerable with government’s BERT program about to take full effect, it seems a dereliction of NUPW’s mandate that it has allowed itself to become embroiled in a public disagreement between two senior officers.

It will be interesting to observe if the Executive Council will take action. To observers a sensible action to take would be to vote to suspend the two officers until the matter is resolved. It represents a distraction to the important job the union has ahead.

The blogmaster recommends that members of the NUPW resign from the NUPW and join Unity Workers Union headed by Senator Caswell Franklyn – email address if they want their rights to be properly represented.

 

146 comments

  • Leadership Bajan style.

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  • We are mirroring leadership Brexit style.

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  • @ David BU

    Precisely. A statement that says everything about your lack of intelligence. You are not clever enough to mirror anything. You genuflect, that is why you do not see anything wrong with these two poodles being arrogant and stubborn…

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  • “We are mirroring leadership Brexit style.”

    Started my day with a smile.
    You drove the next guy crazy.
    Now tell him “You May hAve the last word”

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  • Oh how true PM Stuart words come to bear fruit and keep ringing in my ears
    Lambs laying down with Lions would be mauled
    The President of NUPW and the BWU thought that there political efforts would have been a blessing
    Not only were they not so but both parties have been hoodwinked bigley and left to float out to sea without a liferaft
    The membership is all but been abandoned
    No more talk about disrespect from the NUPW
    No more midday marches
    No more holding hands with the private sector
    Btw i am loving ever moment of this blow by blow
    However it is costing me money having to refill my bowl of popcorn
    These are two goodfuh nuttin unions who sold their membership out for pennies

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  • @David

    What did you do to HA that riles him up so frequently? We all have our disagreements but to call someone on whose blog he gets to air his ideas unintelligent is taking things a tad too far. At least you seem to have weathered the art of letting insults go the way of water on a duck’s back

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  • @Sargeant

    God knows 🙂

    BTW, it is our blog.

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  • Wuh dam David has never been shy on calling those with whom he disagrees worse
    Unintelligent is mild mannered when compared to being called a jac.a.ss by David on numerous occasions

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  • unions in Bim served a noble and necessary purpose- representation of the workers. however leaders of these unions could turned down a reasonable pay increase from the DLP Govt sticking out for an incredible 23 % and not backing down.

    they marched with the opposition party and the employers of some of the workers they represent against the standing govt and then within 5 minutes of negotiations accept 5% from the new govt (the old opposition) saying that they knew they would not get 23%.

    then accepted severe cuts in the civil and public sector and agreed or proposed the LIFO nonsense for retrenchment

    under such circumstances if MAM decides to band unions i think the present union leaders would persuade its members to support such a measure

    at any rate the unions and their leaders are in for a rough ride over the next 3 years. they may never recover to previous heights

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  • That shot across the bow was almost Trumpian… and we know how that turned out.

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  • ” A union whose membership comprises almost 100% of public workers.” Maybe if these public workers would spend less time being angry at and victimizing their fellow Barbadians when on the job, then they would be able to focus on what is in their best interest. Could it be that as the public works is made up largely of women they are reluctant to join forces with Caskwell Franklyn’s Unity party. After all, long gone are the days when bajan women aligned themselves with men with intelligence and a spine.. Any rat ass dumb schmuck, no education, no skill or ambition is what they gravitate toward. While I’m sure they would want to associate with men like Mr. Franklyn and WhiteHill, they know we aren’t pussies or puppets for their strings. Thus, they suffer in silence.

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  • Let them maul each other
    Mcdowell anf Smith are goodcfuh nuttin anyway

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  • At some point in the near future you may be able to wrap you brain around the fact that the leaders are selected/voted for by the membership. Who to blame?

    We are not hopeful.

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  • @ TheOGazerts

    All the fancy talk, living in the UK and pretending to be high and mighty, Hal Austin is nothing more than a bully from the Ivy.

    He is a weak man, who because of that weakness, tries to intimidate people and bully them into agreeing with him.

    Any man who believes everyone on BU lacks intelligence and he’s the smartest guy in the room, yet he constantly tries to prove it by being arrogant and disrespectful, lacks self confidence.

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  • I just don’t know what this Hal Austin has done to you lot, had he been writing shit like Lexicon while living abroad he’d be ok in all of your books. You lot are just intimidated by Mr. Austin, I know what I’m talking about. I live in Barbados now, see this shit all too often.

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  • whitehill,

    i dont know who you are but i change my accent back to bajan from the time i land. i had the experience of bajans trying to rip me off becos i sounded British. i experienced Bajans telling me “guh bak weh yuh cum frum” when i pointed out how things can be done differently in the nicest of manner.

    from all those experiences i have learnt to say nothing and let it all work out as it should.

    Hal has v good ideas most of them informed of his living in the UK. bajans dont like people from overseas telling or trying to tell them what to do, so leave them be please.

    i think that is the best way- let it all play out.

    re David- he talks a lot but actually says nothing. this seems to be a website ran by HC old boys. they seem to know each other. they do talk a lot of tripe…meaningless tripe- some of it informative and enjoyable but the US politics and bible comments are a bit too much

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  • I must point out that bloggers often compliment Hal on hi contributions.
    Whilst what you say may be true, let’s put Hal in a separate category.
    The man is good but he can be a real pain at times.
    He is one of the few BU bloggers that you can praise at one moment and cuss at the next.

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  • Theo,
    now that made me laugh

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  • @Green, so you know the deal! lol Been there and have the mental scars to prove it. But hell no, I’ll never speak like an ex-slave again. I’ve come across too many people whose native tongue wasn’t English speaking it better than fools who have so much of their GDP spent on education and their native language is English.

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  • William Skinner

    There are very few people on this blog , who have been disrespected for their views like Hal Austin. Contrary to what others may believe, I do not agree with his positions on many issues but his contributions are of a very good standard. For example, I still am of the belief that Barbados is not a failed state but that is his opinion. I don’t think that badly managed means failed state.
    In recent weeks, I have noted a more civil approach on BU. Slowly but surely those who dominated the blog before elections, are fading because they can no longer cuss Stuart and Sinckler, this has forced them to retreat. That is why I Iaugh when they go after Mariposa because all that Mariposa is doing is exactly, what the others engaged in. The same stick that beat Bob now beating Bobby.
    As for the NUPW, its decline was obvious because the current president displayed a level of political partisanship which was no different from his predecessor. (Only different parties) it is a charge, from which he may never escape. This is also true of the current president of BSTU, who made it a point of dressing in a particular party’s colors!
    In recent times the leader of BWU seemed to have lost her way and is now attempting to rectify some serious blunders. These unions, were so focused on getting rid of the DLP that they forgot the basic goal of a trade union is to defend its members. The BLPDLP has systematically weakened the unions and now the workers believe that they are defenseless.
    I say all that to simply say this: BU needs more people such as Hal Austin and others who are not intimidated by these pathetic party hacks , that are perpetually drugged by the BLPDLP.

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  • NorthernObserver

    Union members need to assess what ‘value for their money’ they have received being a loyal union member. They could all get a raise by keeping the dues for themselves, as having formal paid representation has done little of benefit.

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  • @Greene

    Yet you appear daily to read the drivel?

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  • MR GREENE
    RE and bible comments are a bit too much

    AS LONG AS I AM ALIVE AND KING DAVID ALLOWS IT …………THERE WILL BE BIBLE COMMENTS ON BU …….SO LUMP UM IF YOU DONT LIKE UM OK
    FOR THE BIBLE STANDS

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  • MR GREENE SIR!

    Lord, Thy Word abideth,
    And our footsteps guideth;
    Who its truth believeth
    Light and joy receiveth.

    When our foes are near us,
    Then Thy Word doth cheer us,
    Word of consolation,
    Message of salvation.

    When the storms are o’er us,
    And dark clouds before us,
    Then its light directeth,
    And our way protecteth.

    Who can tell the pleasure,
    Who recount the treasure,
    By Thy Word imparted
    To the simple hearted?

    Word of mercy, giving
    Succor to the living;
    Word of life, supplying
    Comfort to the dying!

    O that we, discerning,
    Its most holy learning,
    Lord, may love and fear Thee,
    Evermore be near Thee!

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  • David,

    quite correct. in between the tripe are some nuggets. it really depends on the posters and the topics.

    overall the blog serves its purpose. it’s just that it may not be as meaningful as you think it is.

    that is not to say it should be done away with- i enjoy it overall

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @TheOGazerts March 9, 2019 7:18 AM

    You is bare trouble den. Lolll!!!

    Throwing gasoline pun de fire.

    Killin’ muh!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Mariposa March 9, 2019 7:46 AM “being called a jac.a.ss by David on numerous occasions.”

    But you ARE a jac.a.ss.

    So what is wrong with David speaking the truth on his own blog?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Greene March 9, 20197:56 AM “under such circumstances if MAM decides to band unions.”

    Mia CANNOT ban unions.

    People may say many things about her, but she is no fool

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @whiteHill March 9, 2019 9:42 AM

    ‘morning whitehill.

    Howdy do?

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  • @Greene

    Happy reading and commenting.

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  • HAL AUSTIN is the only one I have ever heard who thinks that THE BRAIN IS COMPOSED OF MUSCLE AND STOUTLY DEFENDS THAT VIEW

    HE HAS A UK APHASIA………a type of aphasia discovered by none other than THE PEDANTIC BRIMBLER HE IS MUCH LIKE THE PEDANTIC BRIMBLER WHO ARGUES FOR EMERGENCY POST MORTEMS

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  • @SS, howdy my @ss, when yuh coming fuh de ting I have fuh yuh?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @whiteHill March 9, 2019 8:22 AM. “While I’m sure they would want to associate with men like… WhiteHill.”

    Bigging up yaself seriously this morning!!!

    Ya got muh cryin’

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Greene March 9, 2019 10:16 AM “bajans dont like people from overseas telling or trying to tell them what to do.”

    Most people, most nations don’t like to be told what to do. It is not a Bajan ting. it is a human ting. For example I told a sibling in the U.K. NOT to vote Brexit…and what did sibling do? Voted Brexit. Yes indeedy. I still love sibling, although said sibling is one of the people who now have Theresa’a panties in a gordian knot.

    But ya know what? I still love sibling real, real bad.

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  • Even worse that they were elected by the members but abandoned them in return for nothing

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    What is reverse culture shock?

    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/reverse-culture-shock.asp
    “Reverse culture shock is the emotional and psychological distress suffered by some people when they return home after a number of years overseas. This can result in unexpected difficulty in readjusting to the culture and values of the home country, now that the previously familiar has become unfamiliar.”

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  • Then the members should vote them out? Instead they do what?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Most people before they return “home” and it does not matter whether “home” is Barbados, China, the United States or the high Arctic, will experience reverse culture shock. But the thing is that most people have never heard of reverse culture shock, and so they don’t understand what is happening to them, and they don’t understand why they are feeling so badly, especially as they were so looking forward to coming “home.”

    The thing is that cultures are not static, while you were adapting to the culture to which you migrated, adapting in order that you could survive, your “home” culture was also changing, both for better and for worse. And these adaptions on both sides are NEVER even, so coming “home” can be as rough as sandpaper, and it does not matter if “home” is Barbados, China, the United States or the high Arctic.

    In truth some people, can never make the adaption.

    Most do adapt, but will likely for the rest of their lives find some aspects of their “home” culture irritating. It is NOT a Bajan ting. It is a human ting.

    A Simple Simon who was studying sociology, and psychology and such like “fluff” when the “boys of BU” were studying “sensible” “hard” stiff like finance and engineering and medicine and so forth.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    That said, and to get back to the subject at hand, i feel bad about “the dust up between Roslyn Smith and Akani Mc Dowell both of the NUPW.”

    I doubt that putting lawyers in the mix will help.

    Law is by design adversarial.

    Mediators, who are not lawyers may help.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @whiteHill March 9, 2019 11:51 AM ” when yuh coming fuh de ting I have fuh yuh?”

    As soon as I get permission from the chief.

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  • Simple Simon i left a message fir Uou but i think David BU did not have the guts to post it
    But thisci say to you jack.a.ss you can kiss my where the sun does not shine

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  • The Unions are powerless to cut teet against this govt
    The played the role of obstructionism in favour of present govt
    Now they have been discarded and made to look like chickens with heads cut off

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  • I like dah uppercut David catspraddled Hal know-it-all Austin with. Always bad talking Barbados, but the UK in a state of flux with a government and Opposition in total disarray and incompetent Cabinet ministers. Remember the UK is the land of Oxbridge, Russell and Red brick, and not learning by rote. lmbao🤣🤣🤣

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  • enuff,

    has it ever dawned on you that Hal from his UK experience maybe seeing where Bim is heading and is warning us?

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  • Greene
    No! In MY opinion it is condescending. Why others with UK experience think differently? We can be so melodramatic.😏

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Sorry for going offtrack again, but the Barbados Embassies, High Commissions, and Consulates abroad. if they do not already do so, should hold cultural re-orientations for Bajans who plan to return to live in Barbados.

    Once a quarter or so invite in those who are contemplating returning and spend 3 or 4 hours with a psychologist and with some Bajans (present by Skype or other technology) who have successfully reintegrated and help to smooth the transition.

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  • Enuff

    so for you it style and not substance?

    but enuff of that, shall we return to the topic?

    i dont know whether union members would be represented better by Caswell and his union. what i do know is that they dont appear to be represented well at this juncture by their present leaders

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  • SS,

    coming back to Bim often enuff prior to moving back finally would bring you up to reality quickly

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  • @Greene

    If you know the NUPW is not representing its members what is the harm in advising them to go with Senator Caswells Unity Workers Union?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife
    I have had no trouble with my transition to life back in Barbados… but that might be because I suffered from “reverse culture shock” even before I left in 1975, so everything just carried on as normal when I came back 42 years later. 😉

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  • Akanni & Roslyn are reaping the rewards of their wicked deeds !

    It was only in March 2018 that they were up and down Barbados cussing the Freundel Stuart administration ……while they conspired with the BLP to sell out the NUPW membership for horse prattle……as offered by Mia Mottley , at the time !

    Oh how the wicked…….have turned on themselves !

    While David BU…….was their chief cook and bottle – washer !!!

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  • Firstly,although the public squabling does not look good both Mr Mcdowall and Ms Smith did what was in the country’s interest by helping to remove the in my view clueless DLP from office.Fractured they are no different to the previous leaders of the union who were in bed with the DLP.Therefore both you and Mariposa can be quiet as nothing you all say will revive the Dems in under 20 years in my view.Fractured got the shock of his life on May 18th last year when his revered party and leader suffered a devastating redwash and he has been reduced from a pitbull to a poodle poor fellow, go look at your Pegassus tapes and worry about Mr Dottin.Where has T Inniss disappeared t?

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    I just don’t know what this Hal Austin has done to you lot, had he been writing shit like Lexicon while living abroad he’d be ok in all of your books. You lot are just intimidated by Mr. Austin, I know what I’m talking about. I live in Barbados now, see this shit all too often.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I agree Hal is a good man with his heart in the right place. Don’t let narrow minded locals distract because they can’t see beyond their crab in the barrel mentality.

    Unfortunately Barbados has gone over the cliff.

    This current Government assisted by the main Unions whose leaders typically Bajan fashion are all about themselves whilst fattening their pockets.

    Barbados is not a place for any National looking to return home unless looking to be fleeced as the island is the wild wild west with the Laws and Structure in place for the few who are well connected.

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  • barbados whistleblower

    barbados is currently being run by an ignorant dictator who does not have a clue

    she is running in like the shell scHocked Uton Dowe when Stackpole wash his tail in licks at sabina park

    she is running in like a wayward fast bowler spraying the ball over the place

    Barbados has gone over ALL ITS cliffS

    BRIDGETOWN BRIDES ARE BROKEN DOWN LIKE IN THE LIKKLE DITTY WE USED TO SING AS CHILDREN.

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  • It’s good to see that the union is now dismantling itself. This will allow Prime Minister Mottley to finally tackle the necessary reforms in the public sector, which have so far only been partially implemented.

    These include lowering and simplifying salaries, raising the retirement age to 75 and lowering pensions for the sake of the common good. Also: The more privatization, the better. I very much welcome the outsourcing of the state printing office and other measures for a “fasting cure” in the public sector.

    After decades in sleep mode, it is now the task of the premium minister to kiss the ugly frog called “public service” awake like a princess. Perhaps the public service turns into a prince. Who knows?

    The premium minister must now remain steadfast and must not let herself be influenced by the whining of the late risers in the public service. 53 years of permanent leave at the taxpayer’s expense is enough.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Tron March 9, 2019 5:22 PM “for the sake of the common good.”

    Whose common good?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Tron March 9, 2019 5:22 PM “raising the retirement age to 75.”

    Tron boy. You understand that you can’t get blood out of a stone, right? You know that the life expectancy of a Bajan man is 73?

    The last time I checked those duppies in Westbury and other Cemeteries are real, real, real unproductive.

    But maybe you can arm yourself with a cat ‘o nine tails and try to beat another 2 years of work out of them.

    Good luck!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Lorenzo March 9, 2019 1:52 PM “Where has T Inniss disappeared to?

    I dunno.

    I was wondering if the probation office suspended his internet privileges?

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  • @SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife March 9, 2019 5:33 PM

    Simon for President!!! :)))

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @peterlawrencethompson March 9, 2019 1:15 PM I have had no trouble with my transition to life back in Barbados…everything just carried on as normal when I came back 42 years later.

    Good for you. I suspect that your heart was always in the right place. 😉

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  • My oh my !

    Another murder in Barbados – March 9 , 2019.

    That brings the total to 8 murders , since Darwin Dottin was brought back to ” public life ” ( to stop the violent crime ) by this bungling government.

    Stop the ROTTIN ‘

    Fire Darwin DOTTIN !

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @peterlawrencethompson March 9, 2019 1:15 PM “I have had no trouble with my transition to life back in Barbados… but that might be because I suffered from “reverse culture shock” even before I left in 1975.”

    Maybe so.

    And now instead of bare talk, you are striving to fix some of the wrongs.

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  • @SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife March 9, 2019 5:33 PM

    Seriously, I was thinking of some kind of voodoo spell to revive the bodies.

    For activities of a mechanical nature, where no intellectual abilities are required, that’s enough.

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  • eriously, I was thinking of some kind of voodoo spell to revive the bodies. For activities of a mechanical nature, where no intellectual abilities are required, that’s enough.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Fractured BLP March 9, 2019 5:45 PM “Another murder in Barbados – March 9 , 2019.
    That brings the total to 8 murders , since Darwin Dottin was brought back to ” public life”

    So Dottin kill somebody?

    Stupssseee!!!

    One of my relatives was murdered during the Stuart administration. I had nothing at all to do with Stuart, the Commissioner of Police, nor the DLP.

    It was mostly abandonment of the toddler boy by his father, and his excess consumption of rum as an adult in an attempt to self medicate away his childhood loss.

    You political idiots really need to stop politisizing everything,

    Especially you need to stop politicizing other people’s loss.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Shameless yard fowls.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Dear Tron:

    Since the dead, since duppies have NO NEEDS. On whose behalf would the dead, the duppies be working?

    Ya mean ya so greedy, that not only do you want the sweat of the living, but now you also want the sweat of the dead?

    Will you ever be satisfied?

    I know exactly the spell to use, but i won’t be sharing it with you. I am waiting until you are dead. I will use it on you then, so that you will never rest.

    In my family we live until we are 100+

    I am waiting.

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  • Wuhlaus! Wuk till yuh dead!

    Where are the grandchildren going to work if the grandmas and grandpas have the jobs?

    You do realize that grandmas and grandpas who are not working serve a vital child minding purpose???? They often still contribute to society through charity work as well..

    My lord!

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  • If I still needed a union, Caswell would surely be my guy!

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  • Fire Dottin !

    Fire Dottin !

    Let Sir Simple President……revoke his appointment !

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Now that Cow Williams has gotten Apes Hill SOLD…..will the Mottley government be recouping the hundreds of millions he dipped his hand in NIS Pension Fund with his scams with the help of useless ministers and the shitehound Robinson and others…..will that money be returned to the Pension Fund.

    An international company bought the property….the NIS is owed hundreds of millions…let’s see if Mia pursues this or comes up with more bullshit excuse why pensioners money should not be returned to them.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Greene March 9, 2019 1:02 PM “SS, coming back to Bim often enuff prior to moving back finally would bring you up to reality quickly,”

    I lived here for decades.

    Then I lived over there for for more than a decade.

    I’ve lived here again for more decades.

    I am old. Lolll!!!

    And enormously resilient.

    I used to interview migrants. One of the things we looked for was resilience.

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  • Donna

    Thanks for the vote of confidence.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Tron is not too bright, so he may not realise that young people are able do productive work precisely because grannies provide unpaid labour during school vacations, before school and between 3 when school closes and the time that the parents get home from work.

    One of these years we grandmas will withdraw our unpaid labour for a whole year and really phuck up your capitalist expectations.

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  • @ SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife March 9, 2019 6:46 PM

    In case you haven’t noticed:

    The retirement age is currently being raised worldwide. And that’s a good thing. Age ennobles people, it is not a burden but a blessing of wisdom. Old people compensate for a lack of speed with their great experience and dignity.

    If it were actually the case that old people take young people’s jobs away: Then why not retire at the age of 40?

    At the US Supreme Court the judges also work until they drop dead. I think this work ethic is really exemplary.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    One of these days we granmas will withdraw our free labour for a whole year, and really phuck up your capitalist assumptions.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I checked, and the only country that I found with a higher retirement age than Barbados is Libya, where the retirement age is 70. Greece, Iceland, Israel, and Italy have retirement ages of 67 also, although in Israel women can retire at 62. In Libya the male life expectancy id 69, so I am not quite sure how they get the final year of work out of the Libyan duppies.

    You might want to pop over there and ask them.

    And you need not come back. Maybe while there the Libyans can Gaddafi you.

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  • On FB Barbados
    Trump is #45, what number is Mia?

    Just waiting for someone to suggest that we stop celebrating Nov 30 and celebrate July 4, instead.

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  • Thank you for your hint from the database for socialist idleness.

    Then just Libya. Sounds pretty good.

    With a retirement age of 75 for lazy civil servants, Barbados could take the lead in the world for once. That would be something.

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  • We should celebrate October 1st every year: the Prime Minister’s birthday.

    Thank the Lord for Mia Mottley: the first politician in Barbados to reduce the debt!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @TheOGazerts March 9, 2019 8:22 PM “On FB Barbados Trump is #45, what number is Mia?”

    Number 8

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @TheOGazerts March 9, 2019 8:22 PM “celebrate July 4, instead.”

    We can’t you know.

    July 4th 1776 meant nothing to the enslaved black people in America.

    The lazy white Americans still had to drag another 89 years of free labour out of the black people.

    Don’t understand why those white people could not do their own work.

    They were lazy just like Tron.

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  • Oh God! Another crazy! Minibus men logic in the house!

    Tron March 9, 2019 7:07 PM

    f it were actually the case that old people take young people’s jobs away: Then why not retire at the age of 40?

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  • There is plenty human trafficking and modern day slavery in Libya since the US of A killed Gaddafi. As usual they made matters worse. Send Tron there. Good idea SS!

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  • Caswell,

    You have earned it.

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  • @ Donna March 9, 2019 9:14 PM

    I like ZR and the book “The Art of Being Right” 😉 Since when is the use of an “argumentum ad absurdum” (or should I say, “abusum”) forbidden on BU???

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  • @Tron,
    There is no retirement age in Canada. You can work until you drop or retire as early as you like. I retired at 57 at the height of my earning power. Never looked back, no regrets. Have travelled everywhere I wanted to go, while I still had my faculties and my legs. I would advise anyone who can afford to, to retire early. You will find that you have more money after retirement than when you were working. At least, it seems so to me. I pay more taxes now than when I worked. It has been one helluva 15 years.

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  • “You lot are just intimidated by Mr. Austin, I know what I’m talking about. I live in Barbados now, see this shit all too often.”

    @ whitehill

    Are you trying to tell me that you have the God given right to insult and be downright disrespectful to people, calling them appallingly ignorant, unintelligent, silly, fools and they learnt by rote simply because you live overseas, you don’t agree with what they write; and because they expressed concern at your behaviour, they are intimidated by you?

    Or we should IGNORE or ACCEPT your behaviour because from time to time you may make a good contribution to BU?

    What rubbish.

    The same way Austin believes he has the right to continually bash people and tell them what is on his mind, they have the RIGHT to reciprocate.

    I agree that sometimes he makes good contributions, but this does not take away from the fact that he just a common, obnoxious bully from the Ivy who believes he’s the smartest guy in the room and constantly tries to prove it.

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  • Mr. Goren, we don’t support each other, we are constantly cutting each other to pieces, we are our worst enemies; what the hell that makes us? I’ll tell you, appallingly ignorant and unintelligent silly fools. Now, I have included myself in that lot and I have lived overseas as well. Does it makes you feel better that a returning national has included himself amongst the knuckle heads? Now go to fuck to sleep and do try to get over yourself.

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  • @ Goren, at that time of the morning my cell signaled I had an incoming, believing it was Simple Simon wanting to come over I got erect in bed; you and your bull shit. I think you have some crush on that gentleman.

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  • Barbados is swimming in hot doo people are suffering because of govt policies
    The crime rate continues to spiral out of control.
    Here we got a bunch of low life bucket crabs pulling each other down arguing over an individual constitutional right to Freedom of speech
    Hal Austin is one of the few intellectuals on BU and is not a new bie
    He has submitted many articles on variuos subjects on BU
    For those who are new to BU and unaware they should check the BU archives
    Over the years i have seen the vile and unwarranted attacks Hal has received on BU and have often wondered if these attacks are rooted in jealous rants and raves

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  • Unwarranted attacks and jealousy my foot. What is there about him to be jealous of? Because he may have submitted many articles on various subjects to BU does not give him some God given right to be disrespectful and abusive to other contributors.

    That’s my point. His obnoxious disrespectful behaviour over shadows any good contributions he makes.

    Whitehill, you should take you head out of his pooch and wash off the bullshit you’re smelling.

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  • Further comments will be deleted. It gets to a point where enough is enough.

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  • Nothing wrong with such a technique, Tron. I often use it myself although I must confess it was instinctive not learnt through Greek philosophy. Taking an argument to the extreme of its reach often reveals its absurdity. But not in this case. Because this about finding the right balance with limited opportunities.

    Unless the presence and experience of the older folks is going to create new jobs for the younger ones or unless the younger ones become better at creating jobs for themselves I don’t see how working to the age of seventy-five is going to help the situation. You may be looking at saving on pensions.and adding to the well being of older folks who still can work But I am looking at the cost of having so many idle youths. Already unemployment is already high among the youth. I shudder to think of what will happen if that increases any further. The well being of the youth is also very important.

    Necessity in Barbados does not always seem to be the mother of invention. Unless it is the invention of another criminal gang or enterprise.

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  • Correction – this is about finding

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  • @ Simple Simon,

    There is no retirement age in the UK. But if employers want to fire you they still can. They are ways round it.

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  • Unions in B’dos have sold out their members with nothing to show for it. At least in the past political association by union leaders brought some benefit (circa Arthur, Adams, Barrow). Lord help us.

    Up and on Bro. Caswell.

    Observing

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  • David BU you have the patience of Job and i commend you.Imagine persons like the know all Hal Austin and Mariposa coming on your site and insulting you.If it was me i would ban their ass let them start their own blog which would never be in the same class as yours. This know all Mr Austin condemning Ms Mottley and calling Barbados a failed state but bigging up Mr Thompson as bright saying he would have become a good PM because he interacted with people.He cannot remember Mr Thompson being involved with with dodgy dealings with Clico seems to suffer with convenient memory.Therefore with Mr Austin’s judgement of persons we can dismiss him in my view as delusional.As for Mariposa she is just a Dem j/a.

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  • Barbados is a failed state unable to pay its bills
    A denial of a truth hell bent on some blp yardfowls who proceeds to the prolonging of political bile absent and refusing to acknoweldge all the red flags of social deprivation and economic stravation that has shown up on barbados doorsteps

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  • Lorenzo,

    so you are saying that MAM has never been involved in dodgy dealings?

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