A Heather Cole Column – The Bargaining Chip

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Heather Cole

Slavery was wrong but it was upheld as right by our English colonial masters in the British West Indies and North America to justify its existence for 300 years. They used slavery to create lavish empires off the backs of black slave labor and when slavery became unprofitable, the Europeans ended it without compensation to our forefathers.

Marijuana was good yet the Americans instilled in us that it was a drug. We had known for decades that even before ganga became popular in Barbados, that it was being smoked by persons who lived in Jamaica without negative effects. Yet the American Government was able to persuade every government in the Eastern Caribbean that it was an illegal drug.

Millions of Black people have been incarcerated since the 1970’s for possession, smoking or supplying marijuana. This herb has created a constant supply for the cradle to prison pipeline which uses poor black men in America and makes millions of dollars for those who profit from the free labor of this type of slavery.

This reality has not escaped Barbados where bigshots traffic drugs and guns and there are some neighborhoods engulfed in a cycle of poverty with the same cradle to prison pipeline. We have a system where the police persecutes, and the court prosecutes poor black men all because of marijuana.

Now the coin has flipped as the Americans have changed their minds. Marijuana is no longer bad. Perhaps it was that the prisons have become too overcrowded and not enough persons are out on the streets to smoke to retain certain profit-levels, so someone decided that they needed to get more persons smoking weed. The best way to maintain their profit levels was to decriminalize marijuana or make it available for medicinal purposes. So, the same marijuana that we were told was bad, is now the golden-haired child. Big Pharma has suddenly made and about turn and that which was bad for our health for decades is now being advocated as better than slice bread. Their eyes have been opened to the profits to be reaped off the new “slaves” and create a trillion-dollar industry. The big pharmaceutical giants have smelled the profits. It is all about money as big pharmaceutical companies are only interested in controlling illnesses not finding cures.

We have found ourselves in an unprecedented situation where our bad herb is now acceptable. It has also presented us with our greatest opportunity to make money, but it comes with a challenge to government. The government is advocating the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes only. After careful consideration, one can believe that this is not practical.

One wonders if we will experience ‘growing’ pains. On a 2X4 island where there is an existing ‘problem’, we would have to fortify Barbados to ensure that there are no leakages from the system. Can you imagine the situation if every local plantation started to grow marijuana and had to put up rails, barbwire and electrical fencing? Not only would this add to the production costs, but it would impact the aesthetics of the countryside. How would we know that these local farmers will not sell their surplus on the underground market? Will the police be standing outside these establishments to prevent pilferage? Will we choose to exclude ordinary citizens from entering a legitimate business by growing herb in their back yards? Will there be a license? If so, this can be challenged in court since no other cash crops are being grown by way of license. What if every adult applied for a license? Would the price of a license be prohibitive to prevent some persons from obtaining a license to grow the cash crop?

In terms of use, how can we justify what is a medicinal purpose? Can the average person who has glaucoma grow his own marijuana and treat his illness by smoking his home-grown product? If marijuana can be used to prevent menstrual cramp who is to prevent a person from making a tea infusion with the product?

Why has the government chosen to restrict the use of marijuana to medicinal purposes only? This denies prospective entrepreneurs the opportunity to focus on manufacturing goods which can become a source of exports. If the Rastafarian Brethren presently use it for religious purposes and want to add medicinal purposes, should they have to meet a certain criterion? Government should provide the enabling environment for all sectors and industries to thrive and not choose one over the other.

We already have land available to grow the marijuana, all small farmers need are seeds and they are in abundance next door in St. Vincent and in grade A. There is no need for foreign expertise as there are persons on the island who have up to thirty years’ experience in growing marijuana even under the most restrictive conditions.

Despite the lucrativeness of marijuana, we must remember that it is still an illegal substance in Barbados at least for the poor people. The government has not stated that it will decriminalize marijuana. It has mentioned a referendum for the people to decide. This gives the people the bargaining chip for the introduction of marijuana as a cash crop in Barbados. The government cannot go back on its word and must hasten to bring this referendum to pass. When it is decriminalized, everyone who is presently incarcerated as a result of marijuana must be freed and rehabilitated into society. We can use some of the profits to do this.

We can plan properly using the mistakes that Jamaica made as guidance in our transition.

Marijuana should never have been criminalized. In a Barbados where marijuana is decriminalized, there will be nothing for the drug lords to protect.

At present, marijuana is the slavery of this poor black generation. It has the poor of Barbados in chains. It is a divider in society, and we all know that the rich and the middle class will never go before a magistrate for a spliff.

We must remember that after Emancipation the of 1834 and the Apprenticeship period all the slaves were freed. This ‘new’ emancipation must also be inclusive of all Barbadians. For how can we have an emancipation which excludes the very people who need it most? All must all benefit from marijuana. Why would one wish for some to profit from marijuana while it remains a criminal offence for others?

We cannot invite Canadians or Americans to profit off marijuana and feel comfortable knowing that it is illegal for common use in Barbados. We must be guided by our conscience and we cannot retrogress in the building of a Barbadian society. We cannot perpetrate the ills of a plantation slave society bounded by a new set of Jim Crow Laws; where the new planter class will live lavish life styles akin to those of the sugar barons of a few centuries ago; and the black working class remain downtrodden and incarcerated for smoking a spliff.

We the people have the bargaining chip and a decision to make. In order to make that decision, we all must raise our voices for the referendum on decriminalizing marijuana which is inclusive of the benefits that we expect to derive from that cash crop being grown in Barbados. If the Canadians and the Americans do arrive, they must find all Barbadians already seated at the table.

 

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  • We the people have the bargaining chip and a decision to make. In order to make that decision, we all must raise our voices for the referendum on decriminalizing marijuana which is inclusive of the benefits that we expect to derive from that cash crop being grown in Barbados. If the Canadians and the Americans do arrive, they must find all Barbadians already seated at the table.
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    @ Heather Cole I applaud your Article however you must know by now Barbados is South Africa under silent Apartheid.

    Marijuana medicinal or not will not lead to local enfranchisement but will lead to greater wealth for the whites local and foreign whites with a few places to local blacks meaning drug lords who kickback some of the proceeds to the local Political cartel.

    If @David wants to see the true meaning of crabs in the barrel it is what the black Politicians do to the 95 percent black local masses.

    Keeping them at the bottom of the totem pole and suffering for their ignorance and gullibility.

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  • Slavery was wrong but it was upheld as right by our English colonial masters in the British West Indies and North America to justify it existence for 300 years. They used slavery to create lavish empires off the backs of black slave labour. When slavery became unprofitable, the Europeans ended it without compensation to our forefathers.

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    Total utter tripe indicating a laziness in researching simple facts!!

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  • poorpeacefulandpolite

    What have you been smoking, Tatanka? No peace or wisdom prospects in that pipe !! Remember “I will remain what I am until I die, a hunter, and when there are no buffalo or other game I will send my children to hunt and live on prairie mice . . .”(Sitting Bull). Is this really what you are proposing for our tribe?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    We need to carefully examine what we are signing onto . We need to cut out the optics and concentrate on those treaties that improve the social and economic welfare of our people. The devil is always in the details.
    In this particular case we bent over backwards to meet these impositions without examining the costs and the purpose.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    In this world one must trust; but verify. Examine the horse carefully. It may well be a Trojan Horse.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @John
    “Total utter tripe indicating a laziness in researching simple facts!!”
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    Total racist backlash indicating moral bankruptcy and a disturbing lack of empathy is considering the enduring pain of others.

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  • ” Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Ndaba Mandela, touched down in Barbados earlier today.

    He will visit with Prime Minister Mia Mottley tomorrow

    Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert on Saturday night.”

    EVENT OF THE YEAR.

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  • Hope she likes Bajan cuisine.

    ” The fine was not paid and she is currently serving the alternative of two years in prison.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239453/visitors-plead-guilty-drug-charges

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  • @Hants

    I have long advocated that the title of that concert shows utter disrespect to Mandela, some Bajans like to trivialize everything.

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  • @ Sargeant,

    I guess Mandela’s grandson might disagree.

    Hopefully he and MIA will enjoy the concert if she attends.

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  • @Hants

    Sadly you may be right the heirs to the name choose many ways to monetize the image, name, what have you. I have a Marley Blue Tooth speaker (which I won) but in Cali I can get Marley Natural (herb). Mandela’s heirs market “House of Mandela” wine, one of the granddaughters was in TO some time ago speaking of the wine. I just checked the website and there was a Centennial product going for $3245.00 but it is not in stock, I know you will be disappointed

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  • @ Sargeant,

    Buju Banton getting superstar treatment.?

    ” And while he isn’t making any promises, Payne has hinted that dancehall sensation Buju Banton may be in attendance.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/04/25/big-bee-weekend-planned/

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    Good article Heather. Check out the link below.

    https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1S02MK

    @ Sargeant,

    In reply to your observation in a previous post. I believe that we in the Caribbean have to overcome our fear of the USA. Let us look seriously into developing our marijuana industry and let us keep out the likes of Canada’s and America’s pharma companies from exploiting our region.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    Would it not be a great idea if each Caribbean island turned over 25% of her land mass to the growth of the marijuana herb plant? The Caribbean region made its fortune on the back of sugar cane. Can history repeat itself?

    @ Sargeant,

    The USA government was behind the push to eradicate marijuana production in the eighties in Jamaica. Hence this song from the late and great John Holt.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “Total racist backlash indicating moral bankruptcy and a disturbing lack of empathy is considering the enduring pain of others.”

    racists should at least know when to stop.

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  • Tanzania: Uganda Govt Seals Deal to Export Marijuana to Canada


    Photo: Pixabay
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    Kampala — Uganda is set to export medical marijuana products to Canada and Germany worth Shs600b in June, Daily Monitor has learnt.
    It has also emerged that on December 7, 2017, Uganda exported unrefined cannabis buds/ flowers to South Africa’s National Analytical Forensic Services in Pretoria.
    The order to Industrial Hemp (U) Ltd, a private company, was valued at $10,000 (Shs37.1m).
    The marijuana exports from a farm in Kasese District include Cannabinol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with mixture of 2.7mg THC and 2.5mg CBD for Sativex drugs approved in USA, Europe and Canada. Oil Risin contain Dronabinol for making Marinol and syndros capsules and CBD enriched creams for various skin disorders.
    Mr Benjamin Cadet, one of the directors at Industrial Hemp (U) Ltd, a private firm jointly working with an Israel company, Together Pharma Ltd, yesterday confirmed medical cannabis orders from at least 20,000 pharmacies in Canada and Germany.
    “We signed annual supply contracts with pharmacies in Canada to a tune of $100m and €58m for Germany… the current contracts run for 10 years but along the way, we shall expand to satisfy future demand,” Mr Cadet said.
    “People are using morphine, the main component of opium as an analgesic for cancer pain. Opium is an Opioid and more addictive and with side effects yet Cannabinol (CBD) from medical marijuana is the best option for such patients… Cancer patients are using CBD illegally. We have the scientists and the technology to do this but regulations are not in place to allow cannabis drugs manufactured for domestic consumption,” he added.

    https://allafrica.com/stories/201904230196.html

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Africa has a very vibrant…and growing rapidly, medical marijuana industry….they export tonnage.

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  • @Barbados2019, @Talking Loud Saying Nothing :Thanks

    Note from the article above that “Cancer patients are using CBD illegally. We have the scientists and the technology to do this but regulations are not in place to allow cannabis drugs manufactured for domestic consumption,”

    It is dead wrong for the by-products of marijuana not to be available for local consumption. I am convinced that this is self hatred. Good for foreigners to buy yet the people are not good enough to have it available for their use.

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  • ” The Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance is arguing for, among other things, the ability to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities where non-cannabis beverages are made.”

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/alcohol-and-cannabis-companies-form-pot-beverage-industry-group-to-push-changes-1.4392491

    Wanna be Bajans will import from Canada instead of creating a Marijuana industry and legalising if for both Medicinal and personal use?

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  • This was submitted in error on another blog

    @TLSN

    There is dreaming and then there is waking up to reality and the reality is that the islands in the Caribbean couldn’t embark on establishing any marijuana related industry until Uncle Sam gives the go ahead.

    So, we of meagre resources should bar countries like the US and Canada and develop our own Cannabis industries. If it was ever so simple, are we going to approach the World Bank for funding (BTW Trump was going to nominate his daughter to Head the Bank as he said she is good with numbers) or will we approach deep pocket Caribbean entrepreneurs for funding? After we “cut out” the big boys who are we going to export to? They may very well say “tek yuh bat and ball and go play wid yuhself” but that is if they are polite but if they play hardball how will our countries respond?

    You do know about the US response to those African countries that tried to phase out the importation of used clothing from the US because they wanted to develop their own textile industry, right? It threatened to withdraw those countries from the African Growth and Opportunity Act – a program that supports African Economic and political growth- in other words let us continue to send our old clothes to support our Corporations while your fledgling textile industry dies on the vine or we gwine cut off our aid.

    See how the world works? Wake up and smell the Coffee

    https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/june/ustr-announces-agoa-out-cycle-review

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  • We have known how the world works for a very long time. They smile at us and chop our legs from under us at every turn.

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  • TORONTO — Canadian companies are racing to get an edge in the new frontier of the cannabis industry — which does not involve the leafy green plant at all.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/companies-rush-to-produce-pot-products-without-the-cannabis-plant-itself-1.4379281

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    So how does this reduce let alone stop any of the corruption in the supreme court…with the corrupt still heading and choosing judges they will of course manipulate into doing their nasty bidding…Caribbean judges would do well to stay away from that level of corruption ..they will only end up being the fall guys for the corrupt….they are looking for fall guys to pin their crimes on..

    “Breaking with precedent, Barbados is expected to begin advertising for judges from the Caribbean and the rest of the Commonwealth in a matter of days.

    The move, explained senior officials familiar with Government’s plans, is part of a national effort to speed up the course of justice with the creation of three new courts – two more to deal with criminal cases, and a dedicated commercial court which should begin hearing cases in a few months.

    “For the first time since 1974, the authority to recommend the appointment of judges for the Supreme Court will pass from the Prime Minister and go to a Judicial Appointments Committee being headed by Sir David Simmons, a retired Chief Justice and a legal luminary across the Caribbean,” said an official who requested anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter.

    “It is a six-member panel and it will include Sir Denis Byron, until recently President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ); Christopher Blackman, a Barbadian who is a retired jurist of Belize, The Bahamas and Barbados; Queen’s Counsel Barry Gale, who will represent the Barbados Bar Association, and current Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson.”

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    .they are looking for fall guys to pin their crimes on….

    …just remember they set up the DEA in 1998 just to rob two of their own people of multimillion dollars and properties.. even if they had to fabricate an extradition to do it…and one ended up dead nearly 2 decades later…

    ,,, if they would set up the DEA to commit such vicious crimes, they would do anything…don’t for one moment think they won’t..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    And for those who love to jump out with their attack bullshit, don’t even think about it with this one, if ya know what’s good for you, because ya will be directed to contact any DEA field office…am sure US embassy in Wildey can direct yall to one..

    It is only president Enuff can ask me about this one and i will be happy to oblige…provide some answers so bajans know what the dirty, corrupt BLP did in 1998.

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  • History has taught us a lot of things about the unintended consequences of drugs, from the Opium wears, to the subsequent banning of the drug; from the Golden Triangle, to the trade in heroin and morphine by the CIA in Laos and in particularly its peddling in Harlem; the unintended development of a serious heron addiction among troops in Vietnam, and how those drugs were smuggled back in to the US in the coffins of dead troops; and mega-dealers and dealing centres such as Jack’s American Thai Bar and Bumpy Johnson.
    Now we have reached a point where ordinarily sensible people are campaigning for the legalising of cannabis (I am not sure if for medical reasons or just middle class after dinner use, the arguments are mixed up) in Barbados.
    In so arguing, there is a naivete that if cannabis is legalised in Barbados, for whatever use, that the big players will keep out and leave the business to local alternative entrepreneurs.
    Any legalisation of cannabis will turn that little island in to a massive drug dealing centre, the likes of which the Caribbean has never seen.
    What we need, and urgently, are sound, long-term educational, industrial, digital and business development policies. There s no easy way out.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    So..,wuh happen to all the yardfowls…they died or what.

    Ah wonder if president Mia is FEELING that “come to jesus” moment yet…

    Ah hope she knows who jesus is in this instance though….,and i wont have to broadcast it for the whole island to hear.

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  • “…just remember they set up the DEA in 1998 just to rob two of their own people of multimillion dollars and properties.. even if they had to fabricate an extradition to do it…and one ended up dead nearly 2 decades later…”

    Hahahahahaha

    What will they think of next?

    Let me see if I understand this ……. if I were to contact the US embassy and asked if the government of Barbados set up the DEA just to relieve drug pushers of “land and money,” the embassy would advise me to contact any DEA field office, where agents would be “ready and willing” to answer the question?

    I know I’m appallingly ignorant, but when I see things like this, I have to ask myself a few questions, before jumping on any “bandwagon” and rushing to believe it, just because it sounds “juicy” and falls directly in line with a particular agenda.

    It is a known fact Hawkesworth et al were high profile “drug barons.” From what I understand, the US justice department was seeking to have the three men in question extradited to face charges for allegedly trafficking drugs to the US.

    Are you implying this was a “set-up” orchestrated by a former BLP administration?

    Bear in mind the DEA has more resources than the RBPF’s Drug Squad, so too does INTERPOL. These agencies gather intelligence on drug related activities in the region and, as is the case with INTERPOL, this information is a shared with regional law enforcement agencies.

    Therefore, I don’t think anyone can blame me if I’m finding it difficult to believe any political administration with limited resources, such as in Barbados, “hoodwinked” the DEA into believing the conspiracy…… and that agency fell for it “hook, line and sinker,” WITHOUT reviewing their intelligence for confirmation.

    I would have to see more credible, substantiated evidence……. but that’s just me…… after all, I’m a deranged, paranoid, intellectual fraud, who learnt by rote.

    Enuff

    SINCE YOU’RE THE ONLY INDIVIDUAL WHO “can ask about this one,” PLEASE ASK SO THEY COULD “provide some answers so bajans know what the dirty, corrupt BLP did in 1998.”

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Are you accusing the DEA of COLLUDING with the corrupt BLP to rip off million dollar bank accounts and 67 acres of land in St. Lucy from one of the men and to be responsible for the death of the other years later??…like some people started to believe?

    You got all the answers Artax..so answer that one..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Thanks Artax…ya been helpful.🤣🤣

    Will keep ya updated.

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  • @ Hall, it does not make practical sense to exclude industrial development of by products of marijuana and focus on use medical purposes.
    Is the raw material be sent to Canada, transformed into CBD oil and other products then shipped back to Barbados?

    @ Sergeant, Jamaica made a few mistakes starting out but has now made leaps and bounds with its products. There is research ongoing at Mona. Jamaica is now a success story.

    This proves that there is every reason why Barbados should proceed to hold the Referendum which it said it would take prior to the election. Let the people make the decision.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    I think president Mia has already decided on that…referenda and people be damned…ya heard her…they are lining up from Canada…ah would advise them to do some background checks…which we know they wont do…they dont want to off balance the criminal element….

    the last Canadian crooks who were lining up to sell bajans the sun….is now wearing an ankle monitor in Canada …just like Donville…in US..

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  • Where in my contribution did I make any definitive statement or suggestion that could be reasonably interpreted as “the DEA colluded with the corrupt BLP to rip off million dollar bank accounts and 67 acres of land in St. Lucy from one of the men and to be responsible for the death of the other years later….”

    Rather than answer the questions or bring proof, you implied I mentioned something you know I DID NOT.

    This is what annoys me about people who admitted to “making things up just to make things interesting.”

    It baffles me that, as one who is always in this forum suggesting government should call in the FBI, DEA or INTERPOL to investigate corruption and corrupt politicians in Barbados……..

    …….. you are now IMPLYING one of these agencies COLLUDED with the same politicians you were suggesting they should investigate.

    You need to STOP TROLLING OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES looking for “juicy news” to post to BU as if it is FACT, because it fits in with you specific agenda………. and giving us the impression you already knew about the situation

    BTW, please DON’T keep me informed.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “you are now IMPLYING one of these agencies COLLUDED with the same politicians you were suggesting they should investigate.”

    I did not imply anything…you did…

    “Therefore, I don’t think anyone can blame me if I’m finding it difficult to believe any political administration with limited resources, such as in Barbados, “hoodwinked” the DEA into believing the conspiracy…… and that agency fell for it “hook, line and sinker,” WITHOUT reviewing their intelligence for confirmation.”

    That is your implication right there…sounds unbelievable don’t it…..you involved yourself in this although i said not to….just to try to show me up as is your want…now ya don’t want to hear anymore…..but ya will hear more no matter how frightening it gets…be careful what you wish for..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “and that agency fell for it “hook, line and sinker,” WITHOUT reviewing their intelligence for confirmation.”

    Obviously you don’t know a whole lot about the decorum, protocols, procedures that have to be displayed when an agency is INVITED to operate in another country.

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  • “I did not imply anything…you did…”

    Hahahahahahaha…….. you never cease to amaze me how you try to “bob and weave” when “your back is against the ropes.”

    My comments were written based on YOUR contribution as follows:

    “…just REMEMBER THEY SET UP the DEA in 1998 just to rob two of their own people of multimillion dollars and even if they had to fabricate an extradition to do it…and one ended up dead nearly 2 decades later…”

    How could anyone interpret my mentioning of “FINDING it HARD to BELIEVE” something YOU wrote, as IMPLYING it happened?

    I would like for anyone reading your above comments, to pay PARTICULAR ATTENTION to the PHRASE “they SET UP the DEA in 1998 just to rob two of their own people of multimillion dollars…..”

    Please note, I used the word “HOODWINKED,” which may be defined as “to DEVCEIVE or TRICK.”

    Likewise, the word SET-UP may be defined as “a SCHEME or TRICK INTENDED to incriminate or DECEIVE someone.”

    Now, “THAT IS YOUR IMPLICATION RIGHT THERE…sounds unbelievable don’t it?”

    I noticed each time you post a Jacky Stewart video to BU, you do two things.

    (1). You accept her word, WITHOUT question……… as “the gospel according to Jackie Stewart.”

    (2). You attempt to make the forum believe you knew about whatever issue she raised…. “before hand”…….. to give the “impression” you’re privy to certain information.

    I believe you have good intentions and may want to make a contribution to society.

    However, there are more honest and honourable methods to achieve this objective. You don’t have to fabricate issues or “piggy back” on other people.

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  • “Obviously you don’t know a whole lot about the decorum, protocols, procedures that have to be displayed when an agency is INVITED to operate in another country.”

    What the hell I’m reading???

    You came to this forum on SEVERAL occasions, suggesting US law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, could enter Barbados, on their own volition, to investigate crimes and arrest suspects.

    I “told” you the FBI does not have any jurisdiction outside the US or its territories. The Bureau would have to be invited by a country to offer technical assistance and their agents cannot arrest anyone. I also presented substantiating documentation to substantiate my comments.

    You subsequently abandoned that idea.

    You also sought to make a similar suggestion with respect to INTERPOL, which was dismissed by PUDRYR and I.

    Surely for you to come to these uninformed conclusions, …….. CLEARLY INDICATES…….

    ………… “Obviously you don’t know a whole lot about the decorum, protocols, procedures that have to be displayed when an agency is INVITED to operate in another country.”

    You will obviously attempt to “bob and weave” your way out and REFUTE what was mentioned, but REMEMBER, your comments are STORED in the archives of BU for all to read.

    The problem with you is………. you don’t know when to quit while you’re ahead. You go on and on and on and on, just like the “Energizer Bunny”…….changing your “stories” in the process.

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave,when first we practise to deceive!” [Sir Walter Scott]

    Now…. back to Heather’s post.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Ya forgot..we are talking about DEA in this instance….what FBI what…why are u involving them..

    Ah glad ALLmy posts are stored for future references on BU…just like they are ALL well stored in my brain…

    the last person tried to trip me up on a 4 year old post…got made to look like a fool….ya want to try….

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Just remember you are the one INSERTED YOURSELF into that post…i warned NOT TO..there is a reason why i warned NOT TO…everyone else listened..EXCEPT YOU..now why is that..

    ….if i told you do not shoot yourself, will you pick up a gun and shoot yaself just to get back at me….steuppppsss..

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  • This is what you do best…… pick out “bit and pieces” of a contribution to respond to….. NOT the contribution in its entirety.

    You specifically mentioned “when an AGENCY is INVITED to operate in another country.”

    MI6, DEA, CIA, FBI, ICE, INTERPOL = an AGENCY.

    You sought to mislead BU by suggesting agencies such as the FBI could enter Barbados on their own volition and investigate crimes.

    You were proven WRONG.

    Hence, the FBI and INTERPOL were used as examples to prove to all and sundry that, by your comment re:

    “Obviously you don’t know a whole lot about the decorum, protocols, procedures that have to be displayed when an agency is INVITED to operate in another country.”

    …………..you don’t know what you’re “talking” about.

    You “play it by ear,” picking up “bits and pieces” of information in the process. That’s why you’re always UNABLE to elaborate on anything…. until you troll the other social media sites and put the pieces of information together.

    Then you rush to post the information to BU, irrespective of if it’s authenticity……. giving us the impression you had news scoop…… i.e. you reported news, which was of exceptional originality, importance, surprise, excitement, or secrecy….. before others had the opportunity to do so.

    BTW, it’s easy to trip you up on a “4 minute old post,”………. as the old saying goes: “a liar must have a good memory.”

    And you usually FORGET what you post.

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  • “..there is a reason why i warned NOT TO…everyone else listened..EXCEPT YOU..now why is that..”

    Is it because “everyone else” knows you’re a FRAUD and CHOOSES to ignore you, while I can’t resist the opportunity to expose you?

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    they are looking for fall guys to pin their crimes on….
    …just remember they set up the DEA in 1998 just to rob two of their own people of multimillion dollars and properties.. even if they had to fabricate an extradition to do it…and one ended up dead nearly 2 decades later…
    ,,, if they would set up the DEA to commit such vicious crimes, they would do anything…don’t for one moment think they won’t..
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    The individual who wrote this on BU is a bullshitter.

    Chris Hawkesworth now murder deceased and John Scantelbury were in local standards pretty substantial dealers with both hobnobbing with major Politicians and other businessmen and drug lords on the island primarily involved in cocaine.

    Shawn Gaskin was the dumb one of the lot who was their foot soldier moving around locally doing dirt on their behalf.

    His wife Sharon left him and went back to Guyana where she got involved with another man and was hospitalized after a cutlass attack but has since recovered.

    John Scantlebury after released from Prison was involved in little scams of trying to get people bank/credit union loans that did not qualify taking their deposits given to him.

    He was also trying to bring in timber/wood houses from Guyana into Barbados to sell which as far as I know didn’t pan out.

    I give this background information because I knew all three parties well.

    The case with the US came about because along with a Guyanese associate informant they were trying to smuggle 5 kilos of cocaine to the US.

    The Guyanese drug informant spilled the beans to the DEA and that is how this case came about.

    Chris Hawkesworth and John Scantelbury had been under the radar for a long time and Mia and a lot of the BLP and DLP knew both well.

    I have visited the homes of all three individuals including meeting families.

    This is not a BLP thing even though they knew for a long time that both were involved in drug trafficking similar to the 5 Drug Lords invited to Parliament last year several of them previously convicted in local courts.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “while I can’t resist the opportunity to expose you?”

    Ah…but that exposure is very good for me…can’t you see that i GOT WHAT I WANTED…

    ya see all the time you waste on posting unimportant bullshit…if only you would use that same time to create posts that would AFFECT change…then ya can see ya have accomplished something…i think i told you this already…more than once…

    ….ya FOCUSING ON EXPOSING ME….really ….i am not a corrupt lawyer …corrupt politician/minister…i have never stolen your tax dollars or pension money…nor have i stolen your money to give to racists to build an apartheid, racist enclave up Apes Hill..which YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CANNOT EVEN WALK THROUGH WITHOUT BEING SHOT….nor am i maintaining a slave society with YOUR MONEY..to keep you permanently in poverty…

    SO TELL ME AGAIN…WHY AM I THE ONE YOU WANT TO EXPOSE???

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  • This is another blog the comments will be closed if this continues.

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  • I suggest you read “Barbados Underground Whistleblower’s” contribution.

    I guess I’m not the only individual who believes you’re a “bullshitter.”

    Tell me what posts you ever “CREATED that would AFFECT change?”

    My friend, you have NEVER posted anything original or unique to BU, that was as a result of an investigation conducted by you.

    Unless you believe spending time posting every video Jackie Stewarts makes, or “copy and pasting” unsubstantiated gossip from “Naked Departure,” or some “unimportant bullshit” from facebook… or from the comments sections of the online newspapers…..

    …… or posting contributions in which the narrative is always about “criminal lawyers and politicians helping white minorities, Bizzy, COW and Maloney rob the treasury and pension fund”………

    …….. is CREATING post that would AFFECT change?

    You read “juicy gossip” and run with it, because it falls in line with your specific agenda.

    How many Barbadians have been shot while walking through Apes Hill?

    Coming on a blog to post shiite, innuendo and “making up stuff just to make things interesting” on a daily basis…. is NOT doing something that WOULD AFFECT CHANGE.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Which part of i got what i wanted don’t you understand, i had a purpose..a real focus other than trying to one up anyone…and it WORKED…

    .did you or did you not hear the blogmaster..

    Maybe it is time to ask president Mia to help ya out so ya will lose the focus on me,,better yet, why not petition her for licenses and permits for medical marijuana in your area where the boys on the blocks have very little or nothing to do…….something useful..

    Do what i know some YOUNG PEOPLE are now doing on the island, something useful, progressive, uplifting, wealth producing…focusing on me will get you nowhere…it will continue to waste YOUR TIME…..not mine.

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  • “It worked,” shiite!!!

    Do you really believe I would focus my attention on someone as insignificant as you? A known fraud? A self-confessed liar? Someone who fabricated an e-mail?

    You DON’T KNOW WHO I AM, so it’s rather PRESUMPTUOUS, and SILLY, for you to ASSUME or CONCLUDE I’m NOT doing “something useful, progressive, uplifting, wealth producing…..”

    However, with the frequency you’re in this forum and trolling all the other social media sites, I’m wondering if you have the time to do “something useful, progressive, uplifting, wealth producing…”

    Anyhow, once again, you have exposed yourself.

    Dun wid you and dat!!!

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Now this is ugly…one of the 40 buses broke down, can’t climb a hill…and the people gotta walk…

    Ah think Barbados has problems….real, real problems and i don’t have one..

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Maybe it’s time to look inward at yourselves..instead of focusing and looking at others, see what is wrong and start working on the FIX..

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  • ” Skanting to Buju’s performance, Prime Minister Mia Mottley chatted with RiRi for a couple minutes before embracing her and walking away to join the crowd in the VIP area at Kensington Oval.

    The Madam Prime Minister went and rubbed shoulders with patrons who had paid in excess of BBD $300. ”

    http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/photos-rihanna-partied-chatted-big-names-buju-bantons-show

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  • Buju Banton is a big deal and has a dedicated following. Shades of Bob Marley and the other great Jamaican reggae legends.

    “On chatting with Kerina from Canada, she learned that the couple who had to dash into their taxi, actually flew from Boston to Canada and then on to Barbados. She told Loop, “If that isn’t dedication!”

    http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/tourists-came-just-buju-banton

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