Solutions Barbados Easter Message

Jesus’ resurrection confirmed to us that we are being trained for something greater. Jesus explained that there was an enemy of humanity who wants to distract and divide us, so that we harm eachother and accomplish less. This Easter, let us determine to reject what divides us and encourage eachother on our individual training paths.

The most influential dividers in a nation are its political operatives. They have developed a method of political success, but economic failure, in all developing countries, using the same four steps.
Step 1 is for a newly elected administration to alarm the population that that there is no money. This is used to justify sending home supporters of the last administration, regardless of how competent they are.
Step 2 is to place the least competent political party supporters in management positions, thus guaranteeing low efficiency, low productivity, and low national competitiveness. Step 3 is to give no-bid contracts to political supporters.
Step 4 is to damage the professional reputations and businesses of anyone seen as a threat to their party being re-elected. Economic harm of the nation is guaranteed by starving about half of its most productive resources of business opportunities, for political reasons, for 5 years periods.
There is a defined political season of about one month when the proverbial gloves come off. But after that time, there should be unity for the benefit of Barbados. It is in the political operatives’ interests to keep us divided outside of the political season.
Political operatives limit the definition of Barbadian to mean political party supporters. While their party governs, they direct rewards to those who praise the administration’s every failure as an achievement. They also direct persecution towards any who dare offer an honest analysis.
We need to acknowledge that we are all Barbadians, and all entitled to the same opportunities. Our political leaders normally repeat this ideal, but their operatives ensure that it is never achieved. It is time for political leaders to restrain their operatives, for the good of all Barbadians.
Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at

12 thoughts on “Solutions Barbados Easter Message

  1. Step into reality….

    We can even ask, when will African Caribbeans, which includes Barbados, get their house in order…if the Continent with over 1 billion African people can…any tiny black country or diaspora can.

    “Africa gears up to unite and become the world’s largest trading bloc”

    “It only required 22 African countries to realize the dream of a single continental market for goods and services. Africa finally reached that goal in April 2019 when the Gambia submitted its instruments of ratification for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.

    This means the AfCFTA will enter into force in 30 days, a year after 44 countries first signed the consolidated text of the Agreement in the Rwandan capital Kigali to enable the long-awaited economic integration and movement of goods and persons across member states.”

  2. This is what happens when you don’t know your history, refuse to teach YOUR real history in the schools to educate and uplift the minds of your children through the generations…. and your useless leaders believe every lie your enemy tells them…many of us knew that we are INDIGENOUS TO THE AMERICAS……from Africa to the Americas is OUR ANCESTRAL LANDS, despite europe’s lies, it was bound to be exposed…NOW IT IS…and ya dumbass black leaders in the Caribbean don’t even know…lol

    “Malcolm X once stated “Aborigine. Which means what? Black Folks.” Then he later went on to say “You and I are Aborigine.”

    Malcolm X stated that the rock landed on us after he returned across the waters because he learned new things. He learned that the rock had truly landed on us, and that we were from these lands.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also stated, in his I Have A Dream speech that we are held in exile in our own homeland. Now we have a lot of scholars out there, and individuals are missing the point. How can you be held in exile in your own homeland, without it being your own homeland?

    The tens of millions of Black Americans, or rather Indians, who ‘disappeared’ after 1492 did not all die in the ‘holocaust’ inflicted within America. Hundreds of thousands were shipped to Europe and Africa as Indian slaves.

    The whole slave trade story was given to all of us in reverse. A mass colony of Africans were not shipped from Africa to America. The truth is that Black Indians were shipped from America to Europe!

    They were then shipped from Spain to Africa as commodity for African resources. These Black Indians, now mistaken as African Americans, were shipped back to America and classified as “African Slaves.” This part of our history is what the school systems fail to mention in history programs..”

  3. @ WARU
    For the last fifty years, those who are truly progressive thinkers, have maintained that our problem has its genesis in our failure to educate our citizens.
    It is now plain to see that no economic system can succeed without a progressive educational system. We are going backwards.


    • The DLP is not doing itself any favours associating with a prime minister that was inflicted with the worst defeat in the history of elective politics by the people.

  5. Mr Blogmaster but the only way they can move forward purposefully is to ask some probing questions of this man and aggressively move forward to comprehensively correct the message from him and the party of that day.

    Stuart did not fail on his own so for all practical purposes the DLP does itself no favours by not associating and identifying the gross errors made.

    What’s to be seen is what new leadership or new management styles will be at the fore front of that beaten party… One can only hope that the entire former cabinet and many of their acolytes remove themselves from elective politics.

  6. Yes Mr Blogmaster point fully accepted that a detailed investigation of probing queries must have been done privately but there is much room for public ventilation of many of them!

    We Bajans deserve to get some answers too!

    As you noted this was a destruction never before seen and with the pervasive intrusion of social media it’s vital that the party recognize the opportunity for a forthright mea culpa and seek to reconnect transparently (as is possible n practical) with the broader electorate and not use the same ole BS of yesteryear!

    • @Dee Word

      This blogmaster in the spirit of being magnanimous will read what Stuart has to say, however, we are not optimistic that his mouthings will be constructive. He appears to be a man set in his ways.

  7. Waru

    What is taking place on the African continent is directly related to the Europeans intrusion in Africa…during and after European genocidal colonialism of the African people, but we are ignorant enough to place the blame solely on the shoulders of the African leaders… But this we ought to know that the new is in the old concealed, and the old is in the new revealed.

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