The Grenville Phillips Column – Speaking Truth to Power

‘Speaking truth to power’ is a phrase that been adopted by the most partisan of us.  They use it to convince the public that they are non-partisan observers who can remain silent no longer.  They claim to be principled individuals who are compelled to speak against the governing administration regardless of the personal consequences.

It appears like a noble quest, but history has shown that it is a common method of deceiving desperate-for-change voters to turn against the party in power.  If their party is successful, then they are always found gorging on the fatted calf prepared exclusively for the most extreme partisan supporters, who would do anything that their party asks of them.

Those who have essentially sold their souls to their party tend to exhibit two traits to prove their devotion.  If they do not do these things, then they tend to lose their places at the table.  First, they must be critical of the other established political party for as long as they occupy their seat.

Second, they are never to criticise their party, regardless of how badly their party performs, unless they are authorised to do so.  Criticism is sometimes allowed if it fits part of the overall public relations strategy on a specific issue.

The last administration attracted severe criticism like a magnet.  While they are not expected to publicly share their post-mortem of the last general election, they seemed to be trying their best to lose it by being as toxic as possible to voters – there does not seem to be any other rational explanation of their baffling behaviour.

Solutions Barbados was specifically formed to restore Barbados’ ruined economy, without austerity, by doing what neither the BLP nor DLP have done.  That is, meaningfully addressing corruption and the mismanagement of public services.  Simply talking about problems does not solve them.

The BLP’s response to Solutions Barbados was to first personally attack my family on their public platform and on their official web-site – dishonouring an excellent tradition that families should never be targeted.  When that failed to work, they declared that Solutions Barbados was funded by the DLP – a lie from satan himself, or someone similar.

By falsely linking Solutions Barbados to the toxic DLP, the BLP deceitfully positioned themselves to benefit from the dissatisfied voters who voted overwhelmingly against the DLP.

The problem for Barbados, is that the BLP has admitted to receiving a ruined economy from the DLP that they were not prepared to manage.  So they quickly gave-up and asked the IMF to manage it for them, through their puppet government, the disorderly BERT – whom no one voted for.  Barbados does not deserve this.

What happened to Barbados?  What happened to all of those: financial analysts, accountants, economists, unions, teachers, public workers, merchants, professional associations, journalists, talk show moderators, columnists, merchants, and editorialists who claimed to have no choice but to speak truth to power?  Where are any of those 20,000 who marched, and where is David Comissiong, who fearlessly and consistently stared down the DLP?  Where is everyone?

They are all telling us that BERT is our saviour and we must bow before it.  They tell us that there were no other solutions – another lie of course.  They tell us that if we do not submit to BERT, then the dollar will devalue.  Were these not the same people who predicted that the dollar will devalue every year under the last administration – and were they not proven wrong?

It seems that we are all alone.  Nevertheless, we shall offer ourselves once more, and Barbados will then get the government that we truly deserve.  Seeing that Barbadian voters seem to be gluttons for punishment, there is a real possibility that after the next general election, our economy will either be back in the hands of the hapless DLP or the confused BERT – same difference.

If that happens, then there will be little chance of escaping the End Game.  Since the writing appears to be already on the proverbial wall, I suggest that you share, print and save each of the next few End Game articles as soon as they are published.  You deserve to know the type of Barbados that the BLP and DLP have prepared for our children over the past two decades.

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

76 comments

  • The day will soon come when fate will return the island to its true mistress, our holy goddess Bim. The priests have slandered her for far too long and dragged her into the dirt. They preached water to the people in the church and even drank the wine of pleasure and damnation.

    Verily I say unto you, it is not too late to turn back. Bush-Tea is absolutely right. Fuck your SUVs, your villas and your Chinese consumer goods. They have led you to ruin.

    Turn back and pray to our goddess Bim. Offer her a sacrifice. You know who I mean.

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  • In my opinion, the situation is half as bad. Once the fourth (!) IMF programme (the third one we had in 2013) fails, we can finally make the necessary mass layoffs in the civil service and send the public officials into the jungle. The island will then have much fewer inhabitants. There is room to breathe and hope again.

    The British put false ideas in Barrow’s head while he was studying at the LSE. We feel the effects every day. A crusted socialism. We no longer distribute work and wealth, but poverty and debt. That is the reality. People no longer have a work ethic because the tax burden is unbearably high and they see the high bureaucrats getting fatter every day. No DLP minister has yet been convicted for his economic crimes between 2008 and 2018. The lady named DPP is silent.

    This will not be changed by the cheap speeches that the members of the establishment make every Sunday in church and elsewhere. They are lies, we all know and feel it.

    Barbados must overcome the encrusted socialism that sits in the heads of the inhabitants. It stifles any self-initiative and self-responsibility. Slavery is still there. We need a new wave of liberation, this time spiritual.

    Away from Chinese consumer goods, Apple und Samsung, away from Japanese SUVs and all other worldly things that we don’t really need, towards true education in the mind and heart, towards a higher civilization that has overcome material values.

    We must no longer offer the false idols that multiple officials and so-called consultants have painted on the wall. They are false gods.

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  • SirFuzzy (Former Sheep)

    We cannot escape this loop. Capitalism and socialism are one in the same. Forget about the actors on the stage; but recognise the writers of the script. We all all pawns in the games that the few are playing with us. The few that are awake will be removed for anti-societal behavoir. There is no room for the “rebels” on the local or world stage..

    The economic model we follow is unimportant what is more important is the role you(Barbados) have been assigned in the economic model or play.

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  • Tell me, Fuzzy, do you really believe in the junk from your posted video?

    Barbados is not as run down as a fourth class mountain village in South America or Africa because of the international banks, but because the local people want to copy every crazy thing from the North, without understanding exactly how these things work or what they cost.

    They don’t even understand the simplest economic connections. Local naivety is best illustrated by the statistics on alleged currency reserves. These alleged reserves consist of debts to international development banks. A population that repeatedly indicates how high the literacy rate is, but in reality doesn’t even understand the difference between having and not having, between wealth and debt. If I take a hundred thousand dollars in credit and spend it for junk, I am poorer in interest. Things are that simple.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Need we say more…

    Tron..you are on the right track…

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/238856/barbados-backlisted

    Home News Barbados backlisted…
    Barbados backlisted
    SHAWN CUMBERBATCH, shawncumberbatch@nationnews.com

    Added 12 March 2019

    “BARBADOS HAS BEEN blacklisted by the European Union (EU), and faces the threat of “sanctions”, including reduced funding.

    Related articles
    Off tax list soon
    ACP condemns Europe over new tax…
    EU all ears on list
    The EU Council yesterday announced it was adding Barbados to its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, having assigned the country, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Marshall Islands to a grey list a year ago “following commitments they had taken”.

    “Barbados has replaced a harmful preferential tax regime by a measure of similar effect and did not commit to amend or abolish it by the end of 2019,” the Europeans asserted.”

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    You criminals in both DBLP parties of thieves and lowlifes allowed common class criminals and racists like Cow Bizzy, Bjerkham, Maloney et al to steal taxpayers and pensioners money at will from the 70s until today to build up their criminal enterprises, racist apartheid communities…USING MONEY BELONGING TO THE MAJORITY BLACK POPULATION …to practice racism and apartheid and other crimes against your own people…. now yall are scrambling and pretending to put this law and that law in place…while the thefts from black people through the shoddy roadworks etc…still goes on……oh really….well it’s too late…all of you dumb asses are going to pay for this…and keep paying until you dismantle that racism and apartheid in Barbados…that all of you helped build….AND MAINTAINED WITH YOUR OWN PEOPLE’S MONEY….each and every black politician, black lawyer\minister should be in prison for these crimes…against the people.

    “Today big businesses are laughing all the way to the bank while Barbados has been blacklisted. The Government must justify to taxpayers the employment of Clyde Mascoll, Chief Economic Counsellor, Ronald Toppin, Minister of International Business and Industry; Marsha Caddle, Minister of Economic Affairs and Investment, plus Avinash Persuad another Economic and Finance advisor who heads a slew of non-ministerial finance and economic consultants to the Mottley administration,” the statement read.

    The DLP also noted that the International Business Sector in this country employs some 6 000 persons and is the leading foreign exchange earner after tourism.

    “This is not the time for highly-paid technocrats to be bluffing their way through governance of this country,” the release also read.”

    >

    And another talking head…..

    “Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King says he approves the legislation that seeks to weed out criminal activity and corruption because it will address the notion of two justice systems in Barbados.”

    All of a sudden they are talking heads…like they just discovered what crimes they committed against their own people….crimes they ALL enjoyed committing…..and all the offshore accounts prove it….what John King needs to admit is that there are not only 2 justice systems in Barbados…one to destroy black bajans and one to preserve the thefts, racism, classism and apartheid against black bajans…but there are also 2 Barbados’…one where black people suffer and struggle and the other where their money is used to allow people who do not consider themselves black to live in excessive luxury…with money STOLEN FROM BLACK PEOPLE WITH THE HELP OF BOTH BLACK GOVERNMENTS…AND DIRTY LAWYERS..

    …..it is something you have to physically see for yourself to understand it….this must be highlighted and kept in front of the eyes of the world…last i checked apartheid and racism are crimes…why are black governments in Barbados enabling, colluding with and still encouraging these crimes against black people in 2019….outside of doing it for self enrichment..like if they all don’t have enough offshore accounts..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Mia IS GOING TO dismantle that racist apartheid system in Barbados brick by brick and get rid of all her racist masters out of the lives of black bajans, just as she helped built and maintain it…or she is going to have to deal with me…and am telling her right now…she does not want to have to deal with me…not with what i have in my possession..

    chop, chop

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  • Stupse! Every week you have something in your “possession”…egofowlism epitomised.🤣🤣🤣

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Yeah, yeah…but ya pay grade is not high enuff to see it…yardfowls dont qualify…

    …….l.and am not the one running around pretending to want to lock up the corrupt……knowing full well that….AH WOULD HAFFA LOCK UP MESELF TOO….

    ….how far has the statutes of limitations been hurriedly rolled back now….from 2 to 20 years….wow…..what a quick transition…..but only happening now that shit has met fan…lol

    Tell that to EU with their blacklist…..u go right ahead and tell them about their egofowlism….and ya can get Dale Whistleblower to tell them all about the inhouse corruption….cause if yall dont…we will..

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  • My brain (you call it pay grade) has enough capacity to identify a deluded, uninformed, misinformed, egomaniacal fraud and liar tho–Abigail. But you’re going to lock them up, so why worry?🤣

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Moi…..nah…tout le monde….will lock up themselves…they may even volunteer to put on their own handcuffs and ankle monitors…wuhloss….ah just want to be there to see it…lol

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  • SB! You dont even want to lock up the crooks and to return what as taken , So even if you get it you have to do the same cover up crimes for the DBLP so they will not be exposed, Just think of Mia and the rest of the crooks charged and jailed under Barbados law and Consitution right now! People will have hope and feel better inside to see real change and not swapping as you will do,,, The need to put back 126 years of History and Archives missing for the Banks to give ‘ Clear title deeds Loans, Maybe I need to check to see what you holding and how you came in to your things? What the government help you with? inside man now outside crying,

    We know you only came out to split our Votes of the Bajan Free Party/CUP and even put our title and name in your email address, “NEXT”So you did no homework or did you before your supporter help you, LEAVE YOU THERE FOR WE ARE “NOW”. 30 DOWN 30 TO GO 2023 OR SOONER!

    Beatrice Henry & Violet Beckles is the key with ‘ Clear Title Deeds to get all things going in Barbados, If you cant even see that you are even blind to your own fake, False and Misleading crime you also want to put upon the People of Barbados! STOP IT , COME AGAIN, “CLEAR TITLE” GOING BACK TO THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF 1913 , NOT NO CRAP 20 YEAR GOOD TITLE THAT NO BANK WILL TAKE FOR ITS FRAUD, CASES IN BARBADOS TAKE 30 +

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  • “….how far has the statutes of limitations been hurriedly rolled back now….from 2 to 20 years….wow…..what a quick transition…..but only happening now that shit has met fan…”

    Abigail, again you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    I did not say it is ya fraud integrity committe rolled back the statutes of limitation..,remember them…who should all be locked up…corrupt criminals they are.,,

    … all these legislation for crimes comes with statutes of limitations, so tell me what the limitations were before Dale Whistleblower jumped out….or was there none….make my day.

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  • You’re confused….as usual.🤣🤣

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Not confused about Apes Hill being a racist, apartheid community funded by black people’s pension and tax dollars though….without their permission…and with the evil, useless house negros still believing they can continue those thefts and wicked crimes against their own people…without consequences…

    Soon ya will be telling me i need an exorcist like that poor abused child….when will the police lock up that ugly demon who claims to exorcise innocent children with rope….yall are some wicked black people who should be sent back …this time to the middle east….on the same goddamn slave ships ya arrived on…

    enjoy the video…you demons…come into my parlor..

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  • Your white husband never carry you up Apes Hill to mingle with the ‘racists’? 🤣🤣

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  • Grenville Phillips:

    By mistake on 25 Feb 2019, you were given the chance, to ” Speak Truth to Power” about a dangerous situation affecting Black Barbadians. The TRUTH was in front of you, and you could not see Headlines like……..

    In who’s entrusts does the BLP Government, and MP. for St. James Central”. Minister Kerrie Symmonds Serves, a Wealthy White Ex-pat, or the poor Black Barbadian Residents of Clarke’s Road.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “Enuff March 13, 2019 11:02 AM

    Your white husband never carry you up Apes Hill to mingle with the ‘racists’? 🤣🤣”

    oh he did…and i even got pictures motherf*cker…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Having said that…would yall like me to show black bajans how yall useless dutty negros…tief from them, tief their pension and tax money, tief from their elderly their young, their beneficiaries…and gave the money to racist Cow to build an apartheid, racist community for racists and haters of black people to live in obscene luxury while excluding and looking down on black people to whom the money belongs…..

    Not until i am ready motherfuc*ers…not until i am ready…it has to be for MAXIMUM EFFECT….

    and that is not even all…let yall imaginations run wild..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    BTW…Justin Robinson should be lynched by his racist masters…right along with every prime minister and house negro from the parliament and the bar association…every last one of you should be lynched by your masters …you self hating, disrespectful, lowlife sellouts…

    just saying….

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Anything else ya need to know yardfowl????…ah gotta go out..

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  • None, you proved my point. Carry on.🤣🤣

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  • Mainly Black middle class and some expats occupy Apes Hill. Many of the homes are vacant.

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  • SirFuzzy (Former Sheep)

    @ Tron March 12, 2019 11:36 PM

    I believe that many believe and/or know that the economic model we follow is designed by those that have their best interest at heart.. Those interest may not be in our best or better interest. If when the uSa or china catches a cold the rest of the world comes down with pneumonia speakes volumes to me. I also know that power concentrated in the hands of the few is what the few what to maintain and will do anything to maintain. I also know that power is considered useless unless it s used to further your own interest or those interest you consider important.

    We al worship money and the more money you have the more worship you get and thus the more power you accummuilate.

    Btw did you watch the video? I was truly amazed when i saw the concept of the “petro-dollar” and the idea that the Federal reserve is a private compamy not a public entity, and third that most importantly how “money is created outta thin air” and money is like a God cause u need to have faith in it to give it the value we attach to it. Fourth we need to create debt in order for the banks to thrive.

    Anyway to each his own. yes i believe what i watched in the video. Personally, the bank have been trying every year to convince me that i need to be in debt to them every year without fail. Think about it these banks promote ways in which you get into debt more than they promote saving and investments.

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  • SirFuzzy (Former Sheep)

    Breaking news. It appears the FAA is grounding the Boeing 737 aircraft. How many airlines operate that aircraft into outta Barbados. This is a blow to the tourist industry.

    Copa Airlines, CAL uses the 737, American uses the 737, West-jet & Air Canada flies he 737. some interesting air travel news lies beyond the 737 horizon.

    From a global perspective this is a blow to air travel. The 737 is a very popular aircraft.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    Sir Fuzzy

    Keep your eyes on the ball. In my opinion you are doing well. Your financial analysis as it relates to debt and the printing of money is sound.Advances create deposits, and deposits are a component of the money supply. I was amused a few days ago when a commentator accused me of blind faith in God. How apt of you to point out the faith most people have in fiat money?

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  • @Vincent

    What is new about FIAT?

    Isn’t the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency built on FIAT supply?

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  • Maloney is a hard seed.

    Rock Hard Cement, owned by Barbadian construction magnate Mark Maloney, has won round one of a trade dispute with the Arawak Cement Company.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “Mainly Black middle class”

    I think you are mixing it up with another place i know..

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @David
    “Mainly Black middle class and some expats occupy Apes Hill.”
    ++++++++++++
    Surely you jest….. the “cottages” which look like tarted up chattel houses start at $1.2 million. The villas are $4 million. This neighborhood is exclusively for the idle rich.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    PLT…and tell him that is US dollars…the villa i stayed is 6 million…ah don’t think bajan or even US middle class black or white can afford that…and we have not told him about the mansions yet…

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at 3 :24 PM

    I was making a more subtle point,which I believe escaped you. Relax.

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  • What was the subtle point Vincent? And who is not relax?

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  • @ peterlawrencethompson March 13, 2019 5:11 PM

    PLT is right. As so often.

    Black middle class on Monkey Hill? Well, well. I laugh my ass off. The black middle class hasn’t had a holiday in five years, can’t afford a house and pays for food on credit.

    If THIS is the middle class, how do we classify the 99% who can’t afford to live in a gated community and/or on a golf course? Underclass? Under-Underclass? Cave-class? Plantation-class? I don’t think we should offend the people. We are not in the Indian caste system.

    I also think we are talking about the upper crust. But as you know, everything is relative. An international billionaire would never move into one of the broken shacks on Monkey Hill. Sir Charles is obviously a bit senile. He has completely misjudged the market situation. The wealthy public today expects something for all that money.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Bottomline is Cow the thief should be in prison and all his house negros who helped him rip of the treasury and pension fund, the elderly and all their generations of beneficiaries….should be right there in prison sitting under him where they belong……they are dirty subhuman garbage the whole lot of them..

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  • It would be of most interest if in next week Budget
    Mia makes mention if a growth strategy akready planned and mapped out to rebuild the economy
    As of present the elephant still sits in the room as govt remains unmoved for calls to implement our a growth strategy in place one which is sustainable and have the economic wheels to drive barbados economy on a direct path to stability
    The old model of taxation which was heavily criticized by blp morons including Mottley is a model which seems to be the govt preferred strategy and which so far has led to job losses and barbadian households feeling unbearable economic pain
    Some body need to remind Mottley of the comments and statements on past govt taxation strategy which she bemoaned and use as a strategy prior to becoming govt
    Now after having a eight month bite at barbados economic plight
    It is apparant that govt will remained streadfast on using taxation for paying barbados debt
    along with the iIMF harsh austerity measures
    Not Good

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  • Mariposa,

    I really don’t know why you’re complaining. 90% of all Barbadians want the fat, expensive welfare state, you too! And why? They can sleep all day in the hammock instead of working.

    Then why do they complain about weak growth and a lack of prospects for the future? Such a fat welfare state costs a lot of money. It is common knowledge that the tourism industry has reached its peak and that the offshore sector is as good as dead. Somewhere the money must come from for the many social benefits so that people can continue to laze around.

    The Prime Minister is only doing what the locals want her to do: A carefree, lazy life on a poverty level. If the Prime Minister were to carry out the reforms in the way I propose, the whining and lamenting would be heard all the way to Cuba. The people are totally hostile to reform and unwilling to change their attitude to life for greater prosperity.

    Remember it well. Best of all, you write it down right away: The Scandinavian welfare state in Norway is financed by oil, not by hard work.

    And oil is not in sight far and wide in Barbados.

    Rather than continue to criticise the honourable Prime Minister, you should complain about the corrupt work ethic, the phrase-mongering and the population’s hostility to reform.

    The excellent reform proposals of PLT and others will never be implemented because the local population still lives spiritually in the 1950s. Ask yourself why Barbados has no casinos, no nude bathing and the like. And you still wonder why the tourists are avoiding the island?

    With you it’s like Plato’s cave parable: You confuse the shadows on the wall with life outside the cave.

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  • My experience with people is that they are willing to work hard if they think they will reap the benefits and are part of something meaningful. I have heard some people at government departments complaining that they have nothing to do and that they are bored. I have heard others actually asking their bosses for assignments. I have heard some of them say that when they do nothing they are more tired than when they work hard. mI ahve seen people who gossiped and spread rumours about each other all day work together in harmony when presented with a meaningful project. With huge smiles on their faces. I have seen them collapse into a chair exhausted but happy exclaiming,’Man we work real hard today! I gun sleep real good tonight!

    All they need is inspiration!

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  • @Donna

    The truth is that many government workers are not given the tools and or a system to operate which lends itself to be productive. The best private companies are constantly updating policies, procedures, hardware and software etc.

    The critique has to be balanced and honest.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    The miseducated and politics enslaved are the most disgraceful creatures to visit this earth….just the same as the sellout negros in parliament and bar association…they are descended from the bloodline of sellouts in Africa…so we know who sold out Africa…their nasty bloodlines are still blighting black people….

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  • David,

    It is a completely wrong idea, which I read again and again on BU, that the state administration can create work for itself. Public servants don’t make a profit, they cost money. Therefore, superfluous civil servants cannot be put to meaningful work. The administrative decisions in Barbados all take far too long. The more civil servants, the more complex the decisions, the greater the damage to the economy.

    What Donna describes to us is a clear case of underemployment. And there is only one way to remedy that, and that is to reduce the surplus of civil servants. Such a reduction does not have to take the form of mass redundancies. Normally, staff can be reduced quite efficiently by avoiding new hires over a period of 5 to 10 years. Another measure is early retirement at the age of 55 or 60. If the government had taken these measures in 2010, the bureaucracy would now be 30% smaller.

    We must all finally accept that OSA has hired far too many officers. There is not enough work for them. Learn it at last! We do not need as many civil servants on a small island as a state with millions of inhabitants normally has. There is a reason why the government has not yet reached an agreement with its international dollar creditors. They are not willing to give up their money to continue financing a bureaucratic waterhead in nowhere.

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  • Let me give you an example from the private sector. If you are a lot in North America and Europe, you will find that in Barbados there are two or three workers for the same work that one worker does in the North. Of course, this costs a lot of money, and the prices for services (banks) and goods (supermarkets) rise enormously. Therefore, Barbados is extremely unattractive for foreign investors who do not come from the region and who are not prepared to accept the local mentality of all-inclusive employment.

    Of course, this inefficiency can somehow be justified socio-politically. But you shouldn’t complain about Barbados going down the drain then.

    One has to choose between wealth through increased efficiency and redistribution of poverty.

    What is your decision?

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  • @Tron

    You are spouting from the mouth with zero evidence to support. We need to make the local public service more efficient. There are services government must offer for the public good. We need to stop with general criticism and agree to a rational approach to solving our problems.

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  • Yes, we should indeed stick to the facts and not cultivate a false patriotism that obscures the view of the truth.

    You can’t ride a dead horse.

    I give up.

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  • It has long (as in two decades) been acknowledged that the statutory corporations and civil service need restructuring. In some cases restructuring documents were prepared but neither the BLP nor the DLP administration took the bull by the horns and implemented the measures. And so now, in desperation, we are left with haphazard cost cutting dismissals with no real thought given to efficiency.

    And David is right. Systems were often poor and outdated and frustrated staff. As did massa type bosses.
    As I have said before – almost ALL of the people I came across were happy to work under the right circumstances. People like to be productive and be part of something good. But sometimes if they can’t see the end results they grow frustrated.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    A country is also judged by the way they treat their elderly who helped build the country.

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  • Is this Barbados?
    Asking for a friend

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  • WHEN IN 1990 I SUGGESTED TO A JACKASS CALLED RONALD KNIGHT (ALSO KNOWN AS GRAVY) MY INFERIOR SUPERIOR, THAT THE POST MEN, WHO IN THOSE DAYS VISITED MOST HOMES DAILY, SHOULD BE TRAINED TO LOOK IN ON THE ELDERLY AND REPORT TO THE NEAREST CLINIC, I WAS LAUGHED TO SCORN!

    BUT HE TOOK MY IDEA HIGHER UP THE CHAIN TO BRANFORD TAITT- THE THEN MINISTER OF HEALTH. NOTHING WAS DONE

    IT IS WRITTEN …….WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH

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  • Once upon a time in barbados there were places called community neighbourhoods where all interact and behave like family
    Now barbados has now become a band of rogues each person looking out for self

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  • They got rid of the alms houses where this woman would have been taken in and cared for. Those alms houses had very good old fashioned nurses who mostly were from the same district.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “Now barbados has now become a band of rogues each person looking out for self”

    funny how after over 60 years of the selfish, greedy, self absorbed LEADERS who have always been rogues in empty suits, the people have become just like them..

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  • How de f ck is an elderly lady living in a state of confusion and hopelessness seeks govt help and those in control offers nothing
    Then we have a govt breakng peoples back with taxes playing nicely to the IMF whike the eldetly live like stray dogs
    Come now we ought to do better
    Only last year there were pictures of an elderly lady left in the guardianship of George Payne living in filth all posted on face book and social media for the world to see
    Where was the outrage by this govt
    Nothing but dead silence
    Those pictures need to be posted again.

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  • I read in today’s “Weekend Nation” that Barbados Port Inc. advertised a “Request For Proposal,” “inviting proposals from firms with proven experience implementation of ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System.”

    This should make Grenville II happy…….. after all, it was one of his proposals.

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  • ******** implementing the ISO 9001………..

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  • He will be happier if central government implemented.

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  • Notice the indifference to the story by the blp yard fowls of an elderly lady stranded on the rock living in filth and squaller
    Notice how the blp yard birds keeping mout closed
    Wunda how govt plans on handling issues such as the elderly abandonment
    This govt had all the answers before being elected
    But now in goverance is dumb deaf and blind
    Give me a fkkng break

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  • WARU

    I just watched the video you posted, only to realize the lady therein is Hazel, who lives in Princess Royal, Pinelands……. directly opposite York Terrace. She has written signs placed on her unit asking CBC to come and interview her and highlight her story.

    This lady has been complaining for years, and it’s a pity the occupants of the attached units do not assist her in any way, because they deem her to be insane. She also has a sister who lives in Princess Royal as well.

    The resident DLP yard-fowl is trying to politicize a serious issue. In all fairness, both DLP and BLP candidates/representatives for St. Michael South East MUST SHARE the BLAME…….

    ………. including, Hammie Lah who served as representative for that constituency under both administrations and, ironically, he was the Minister of Social Transformation, Advisor on Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals and consultant on poverty alleviation under the former DLP administration.

    Hazel REMAINED in this condition during the tenure of the DLP (2008-2018), when the DEMS were spending money in the Pine, “left, right and center,” trying to solicit votes for Patrick Tannis and subsequently, Rodney Grant…… who, as a community activist in the Pine, has to be aware of the lady’s plight.

    Former DLP candidate for that constituency, Undene Whittaker, was the Advisor on Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals also under the former administration.

    I can understand the incumbent representative, Santia Bradshaw’s hand may have been tied during the period February 22, 2013 to May 24, 2018…….. but her “party is now in power,” and as the duly elected represented for the constituency, she should have extended assistance to Hazel by now.

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  • Let the blame games begin
    We are now at a( present )and the problem still exists after a 8month long period of new govt

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  • GP,
    That postman idea was a good one. Who laughed you to scorn? The trick is to make them think that they came up with the idea and let them take the credit.

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  • Please be reminded the blame games began with you.

    It is amazing you always seem unable to offer an independent or personal perspective on any discussion in this forum.

    You main mission is attempting to politicize every issue into a BLP versus DLP scenario.

    You’re a perfect example of a political yard-fowl.

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  • So did you read your comments earlier before posting
    You were the posting pointong past blames while ignoring the present situation and who must take care of the problem at it’s present stage

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  • It’s clear you’re not the brightest bulb in the room.

    The problem with you is you read, yet you DO NOT understand WHAT you read.

    Is it because you lack basic comprehension skills………. or in your eagerness to spew your usual rhetorical political diatribe and “habitual desperation” to score cheap political points, you purposely overlook what was written?

    I SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED:

    “I can understand the incumbent representative, Santina Bradshaw’s hand may have been tied during the period February 22, 2013 to May 24, 2018…………

    ………….but her “PARTY is NOW in POWER,” and as the DULY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE for the constituency, she should have EXTENDED ASSISTANCE to Hazel BY NOW”

    Now, please indicate to me where in my above comments I IGNORED “the present situation and who must take care of the problem at its present stage?”

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  • RE GP,
    That postman idea was a good one. Who laughed you to scorn? The trick is to make them think that they came up with the idea and let them take the credit.

    THE SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH RONALD GRAVY KNIGHT- A MORON

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  • ………….but her “PARTY is NOW in POWER,” and as the DULY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE for the constituency, she should have EXTENDED ASSISTANCE to Hazel BY NOW”

    But she fi2d not In the eight months
    Had not for the report who knows
    In any case as you have mentioned this problem is not unknown to the present govt and should have been adressed without embarrassment

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  • Did either of you read the story i posted that gives another perspective?

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  • “: “The situation is one that there is a need for healing between the mother and the son. The relationship is fractured and I could see more hate, than love”.

    Her home.
    Son grown.
    She want him out,’
    Just remaining there against her wishes Is some form of elder abuse.
    Police need to put him out and let him find his own place.
    Get him out.

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  • Correct. He should leave. But….. if the relationship was dysfunctional from childhood and her favourite is the son that is in jail this son is probably a dysfunctional man himself in some way. I can hear the hurt in his words. I know how he feels. I could bet you a bundle that that is the case. That may very well have hindered him in his development. He probably thinks she owes him for that.

    It could be that she is getting what she deserves. Or it could be that she herself was abused, and the other sister was the favourite of their parents. These things often go in cycles..

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-narcissus-in-all-us/200901/when-parents-play-favorites

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  • Barbados is a dysfunctional state
    Right hand knows not what the left is doing
    Nobody gives a dam
    The lady has been ignored by friends neghbours and govt
    Hearing her story is heart wrenching
    Only a few weeks ago the Caricom ambassador was begging barbadians to assist Haitians
    Now here in barbados a barbadian who has fallen to hard times and elderly abuse for years
    Even after years of asking and seeking help was not given any time of day from govt.. friends or anyone
    One would think that after seeing and hearing her story just like a loud call was issued to assist the Haitians a similar call would have made to assist the poor old lady who comments were plain and informative
    But No just a bunch of cuhdears and finger pointing by govt officials and long talk on social media

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    .”Hazel REMAINED in this condition during the tenure of the DLP (2008-2018), when the DEMS were spending money in the Pine, “left, right and center,” trying to solicit votes for Patrick Tannis and subsequently, Rodney Grant…… who, as a community activist in the Pine, has to be aware of the lady’s plight.”

    enuff said…

    We are seeing a manifestation of decades of neglect of the majority black population by both worthless governments…by all the useless leadership on the island, particularly the neglect and abuse of the elderly and the young….a savagery has taken hold, the leaders are unfeeling and savage, they have been for decades, the trickle down effect.

    Mia’s government is just as worthless….the savages around her are starting to appear to be the worst yet….and she leads the pack.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Grenville Phillips

    Recently Defrocked by Peter Lawrence Thompson AS A LIAR

    You asked and I quote

    “… What happened to all of those: [BLP] financial analysts, accountants, economists, unions, teachers, public workers, merchants, professional associations, journalists, talk show moderators, columnists, merchants, and editorialists who claimed to…”

    What happened to them is the same thing that happened to you and your alternative plan.

    Because you were blowing air up people’s pooched, when the rubber hit the road, and you were asked for DELIVERABLES you a.ss was exposed and you fizzled.

    This is what is going to rule in 2023 and is what is going to replace Mia Amor Mottley

    DELIVERABLES!!!

    When Barbadians see 20 men and women who have been able to deliver, EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE NOT IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, that is going to be the breakthrough

    DELIVERABLES that came from personal time and effort and commitment WHEN THERE WAS NO SALARY NOR GOVERNMENT RESOURCES!!!

    That is what Bajans need, Not impotent talkers like you.

    (Simple Simon you will notice the silhouette of the candidate has been changes to reflect your instructions in the Third Party Movement promotion message. Please, instead of just commenting on how you like it JUST GO TO

    https://www.gofundme.com/justice-for-all-barbados?pc=ot_co_dashboard_a&rcid=610d452d8fab4966895dcde4da9f37e4

    And donate EVEN IF IT IS $1!

    You people fail to understand that it’s not the amount that is being sought BUT THE STATEMENT DEMANDING CHANGE, BEING MADE!!

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your assistance please with an item here thank you

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