An Invisible Mottley Cabinet

Austerity is defined as a set of economic policies a government implements to control public sector debt. Austerity measures are the response of a government whose public debt is so large that the risk of default, or the inability to service the required payments on its debt obligations, becomes a real possibility. Default risk can spiral out of control quickly; as an individual, company or country slips further into debt, lenders will charge a higher rate of return for future loans, making it more difficult for the borrower to raise capital.

Source: Investopedia

 

One of the outcomes from an austerity program is criticism from those impacted. This blogmaster addressed the climate at play in the local environment in which BERT is being aggressively implemented by the government – The Rhetoric of Austerity.

Until there is improvement in the economy which took a precipitous dive under the last DLP administration, it is the right of the people and other stakeholders in civil society to express concerns. As always, government’s mandate is to implement policies to breath and sustain life in the economy and supporting sectors.

So far the Barbados austerity program has been following the script. The blogmaster has added our dissenting voice to those criticizing the prime minister for allowing her father to be conferred a knighthood. Against the background of the imbroglio of waiver of tax penalties to Elliot Mottley. And of recent the significant hike in the bus fare, a measure that will impact the most vulnerable in the society. Government’s remit will never change, the vulnerable MUST be protected – Pay the $3.50 or Alternatively Drink the Poison.

Another enduring criticism of the Mia Mottley led administration since the unprecedented mandate from the people on May 24, 2018 has been the size of her Cabinet. It is easily the largest in the world per capita in the world. Mottley’s response at the time of the announcement was – “Given the dire state of our economy and the tremendous work that would be involved in rescuing and rebuilding this country, the salaries of a few extra ministers is relatively insignificant given that there will be tremendous savings from the containment of wastage and the curtailment of corruption in my Cabinet”.

An effective Opposition should file Mottley’s promise and use it to measure government’s performance of the country in the coming months.  In  summary, if the Prime Minister holds the view that many hands make light work, during a time of austerity the optics of decisions and the uninspiring and demotivating influence they may be having must be evaluated AND reassessed if the situation demands it. Does the political reward of employing an unprecedented number of ministers, supported by a bevy of consultants worth the risk of voter disaffection?

The point about the size of the Cabinet is important, it will continue to generate criticism for another reason. The Prime Minister to her credit has demonstrated a high work rate since assuming the office. This cannot be refuted by a simple measure if compared to  a slothful predecessor. She is leading the CSME project, meeting with IMF, World bank and other global players and the list is long. What is disturbing is that Prime Minister Mottley has had to insert her presence into many ministries to lead the narrative or resolve ‘disputes’. Why should she have a large Cabinet if she is always exerting the influence of being in primus inter pares mode?

One example that should give the Prime Minster pause is the meeting called recently with stakeholders in the transport sector. A meeting to deal with the public backlash to the $3.50 bus far hike. Another meeting she had to intervene.

Prime Minister Mottley continues to enjoy good public support informed by the fact John Citizen is aware tough measures have to be taken. And a discombobulated Opposition. Mottley will have to tread clearly to ensure her policies do not create so much opposition that it railroads what she is attempting to do. Perhaps a midterm reshuffle is in the offing.

A word to the Prime Minister should be enough.

 

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273 comments

  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    My 3rd question rather the third time I am asking this question

    What happened to you Sir that you have re-embraced your role as Blogmaster at Barbados Underground?

    It is as if Mugabe Regime has done you something?

    You got it an entire blog with Lawyers in the News albeit no one can post!

    Now you got plans to do a new interactive site like de ole MSN was begging you for, for 2 years!

    Though I guess you going say dat ” ideas does get refresh over the course of time…” or some sort of excuse like that heheheheh…

    But here again you have posted this WhatsApp item where you said and I quote

    “…I also read online a comment which I sharing with you from the former chairman of the TB. Well very reliable sources at UCAL are reporting that Gregory Nicholls has interest in a company that was started opposite ICBL for the repair of buses.
    Alliance was once owned by a man who is now dead David Inniss while the garage they operate from also belongs to a man who is dead too, Patrick Carter…

    two dead men and a living business doing repairs to buses…”

    De grandson going do a political Biopics heheheheh SPECIFICALLY for this MUGABE MOTTLEY SUPPORTER Gregory Nichols

    It is going to welcome him to the BLP MANY JOB CREW LIKE GLINE CLARKE AND Speaker of the House Arthur men who though being paid $17,000 a month STILL WANT MORE as do all of the Mugabe Crew

    This is the thing that you and other people fooling yourselves about.

    When wunna bringing back people from overseas AND PAYING MULTIPLE FELLERS USING 3 SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL FUNDS to pay each individual person, your BLP RAPISTS FEEL that as long as it is not seen, “no harm, no foul”

    Mugabe is operating under the guise of AS LONG AS IT IS HIDDEN FROM THE EYES IF GHE BSJAN PEOPLE “no crime has been committed ”

    So things like the MeMoney Central Prank Rawdone scam are ALLOWABLE.

    Nicholls’s mistake is that he is an IDIOT and does not understand the Bajan adage

    “You can hide and buy land, BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE AND WUK IT!!!”

    A thing which the Interpol Cou try Office is going to show wunna entrenched BLP DRUG CZARS PRETTY SOON.

    I was jes wondering IF WHDN YOU PUT UP DE LAWYERS SITE, effing de ole man gine get any mention for me contribution to de JOTFORM DAT CONTRIBUTING TO DAT TOO????

    heheheheheh heheheheh I GUESS I DID NOT SAY DAT RESPECTFUL ENOUGH, I SORRY…..

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  • charles skeete

    The Government has put themselves in a pickle by increasing bus fares of which only the private concessionaires stand to benefit since the Government does not have sufficient buses to capture the anticipated revenue the increase in bus fare should generate.In essence, they are taking lashes for a shortsighted decision but what else can we expect if we continue to put square pegs in round holes by staffing critical Government agencies with cronies, friend and family rather than suitably qualified persons.Government should have used the current crisis to ease themselves out of the transportation business except for in a regulatory capacity.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “David May 2, 2019 3:14 AM

    @Northern Observer

    Have you seen this Whatsapp message making the rounds?

    Hey , Bim me here again I told you this morning about Happy Mia Day and how it came about .
    Today, while Toni was at BWU the board of TB was meeting to discuss what they already are aware of. Jokers
    I also read online a comment which I sharing with you from the former chairman of the TB. Well very reliable sources at UCAL are reporting that Gregory Nicholls has interest in a company that was started opposite ICBL for the repair of buses.
    Alliance was once owned by a man who is now dead David Inniss while the garage they operate from also belongs to a man who is dead too, Patrick Carter, two dead men and a living business doing repairs to buses. So Mia tell Gregory to stop talking online as he can’t shift the reality that a company called Alliance really does exist so I passed to check for myself.”

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  • And who determines what is harmless income?

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  • So is Gooding-Edghill wearing two hats now? I thought he had enuff on his plate managing the NIS shop. Looks like there is a shortage of hands, does Mia know that “Lorenzo H” is available?

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  • @ Sargeant,

    The multi tasking Gooding-Edghill could be a future Prime Minister. MIA betta watch out.

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  • The chairman is not the CEO, he does not have day-to-day responsibility. Nevertheless, it says something about the anchor-less morals of this government.

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  • @Donna

    A rhetorical question? The NIS is the oversight agency.

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  • I read an article in Barbados Today which stated that while Mia was on her “Road Show” she ordered two of her Ministers to go into the bus stand to interact with commuters to get feedback on the transportation issues that was causing them pain ( I almost wrote payne but that was a Freudian slip).

    My immediate response was WTF who is in charge when the PM is away that they couldn’t look into this? Ah mean when the PM is in negotiations with the IMF and all those button down bankers she has to excuse herself from those meetings to look into a local matter, then I said – aha- micro managing, apparently despite all the “many hands” there is only one hand that counts.

    Anyways the results of the communication between Ministers Forde & McConney and the commuters is what helped to grease the skids under Nicholls but in fairness to him the lack of buses to transport people is not his fault as every Bajan knows yuh can’t bake a pound cake with only one egg.

    So Nicolls is gone and Gooding-Edghill is back to the future, anyone got a DeLorean?

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/04/30/departure/

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Wuhloss Piece…it’s coming apart at the seams…lol

    ‘When wunna bringing back people from overseas AND PAYING MULTIPLE FELLERS USING 3 SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL FUNDS to pay each individual person, your BLP RAPISTS FEEL that as long as it is not seen, “no harm, no foul”

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  • @ Sargeant,

    Why do these men and women, intelligent people, tolerate this humiliation? Why don’t they walk away?

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    My Sweet Piece

    Better that we turn our focus away from David, and focus our energy on the task that needs our poster protest. As I said before, time will prove me wrong for calling Mia Mottley Rogue Works, or it will prove me right. We were promised transparency; transparency that is supposed to be far greater than what the Dumbass DLP did during their time. The big question: Has this government been transparent or merely having the appearance of seeming transparent? Is Rogue Works many hands working according to the purpose for which it was justified?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Useless ass Caribbean leaders, sellout lowlifes..

    “Caribbean Cannabis Investment Consortium Formed by Alki David and Chase ErgenThe moguls have teamed up to develop legal cannabis businesses in the region, making the most of ideal growing conditions, Rastafarian farming traditions, and the move to progressive laws; First plane load of hemp seed destined for 300 acres in St. Kitts-Nevis and Dominica arrives this week

      

    April 30, 2019 14:38 ET | Source: Swissx

    photo-release

    Alki David, four time St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, and Chase Ergen on the tarmac in St. Kitts, April 12, 2019.

    Bassetere, St. Kitts-Nevis, April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alki David and Chase Ergen announced today they have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabos business in Eastern Caribbean nations such as St. Kitts-Nevis, Dominica and Antigua. Plans include purchasing agricultural land and partnering with farmers to create a cooperative entity modeled after the ones in Switzerland. David and Ergen will create 1000s of jobs and also tap into the rich cultural history and cannabis know-how of the strengthening Rastafarian movement in the region.  The consortium has already had its first meetings with business and government leaders across the region and will be expanding its outreach during the month of May. 

    Both billionaires are known for their success in media: David for his pioneering FilmOn Networks and Hologram USA and Ergen for his family’s Dish Networkand many other media and marketing startups  David has also developed a significant cannabis and CBD business based in Gstaad, Switzerland, Swissx Labs, which takes pride in offering the purest CBD products available. 

    The announcement comes while the government of St. Kitts-Nevis is moving to legalize medical use of cannabis products, and decriminalize marijuana use. It’s the latest Caribbean nation, following Jamaica, Antigua, Bermuda and the Caymans, to make progressive changes to exploit the massive potential of the sector and the region’s unique varietals and ideal growing conditions.  There is also a vast store of knowledge in the region about the cultivation and use of cannabis for medical and religious purposes—as cannabis shifts from being an illegal $400 billion business to an even bigger legal one.”

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  • @ Sargeant,

    How many BLP Ministers does it take to sole a problem ?

    I know I know. two to investigate it and one to decide de decision.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    The rasta community who were victimized by their governments for marijuana…AND STILL ARE…should know not to give these people any information to enrich them.

    they cannot get black Americans to work marijuana fields, farms or any other marijuana project…don’t be a fool and join these sellout governments to insult your ancestors…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “There is also a vast store of knowledge in the region about the cultivation and use of cannabis for medical and religious purposes—as cannabis shifts from being an illegal $400 billion business to an even bigger legal one.”

    Again…DO NOT GIVE these sell out black governments in the Caribbean and THEIR BRIBERS any information on the marijuana…they are here TO STEAL INFORMATION rob you blind……bribe PMs and whomever are dumb Enuff to sell out their own people.

    …YOUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL NEED THAT INFORMATION MORE.

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  • Artax
    But their Manager is a lawyer! Yuh get muh point? 🤣🤣

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  • Who is this ONE consultant being paid $85,000 US boe?🤣🤣🤣

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    We don’t know…we could swear you are the one posted the WHITE HOAX contract…but we could be wrong…so AX blogmaster…

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  • As usual clueless. Jokes a plenty here. The government hard ears though, they should have hired the Salemite, the Conspiratoonist, the expert financial editor, EU MM and their team to go renegotiate the loan with Credit Suisse. Here’s how I know dem got some good liars here, I notice one castigating David BU about email address. The truth is that this blog does not even require a legitimate email address to sign in. Look I gine and do muh wuk do. 🤣🤣🤣

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    We never borrowed a thing from Credit Suisse…was it not your bosom buddy Sinkler did the big borrowing……lol

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Blogmaster
    not a Whatsapp playa, text messaging is free internationally here. But I was guessing you had some extra insight leading to your comments. The potentially corrupt addressing corruption?

    @Artax
    Thanks. Back to the prior days when a GoB related website is useless, even though they have a new communications guru. So many options to reach out, they just haven’t linked them all together yet.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Sarge
    On a clear day you can see the Transport Board?

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  • David,

    What I meant was that unless there are clear parameters this could be a rather arbitrary decision depending on who does the evaluation. For instance, I believe that it was an overzealous officer who told that lady that invalids can’t clip their own hedge.. This does not square with anything I have been told by the NIS during my inquiries. Personally, I would have challenged that but the lady got scared and gave in. These things should not be left to the whims of any person occupying a post. There should be written guidelines.

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  • @Donna

    I agree that there should be guidelines but what we are discussing has to be arbitrary if we accept that an invalidity benefit holder should not work?

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  • David,

    And this is why a rethink is necessary. An invalid is someone who cannot work at all. Most of those who are on invalidity benefits are not total invalids. They may not be able to go out to work but they can do something at home at their own pace when they feel up to it. When faced with the choice between losing one’s home because of reduced pension due to this newly enforced policy and growing a few herbs in tyres or pots to supplement the income what should that person do? Also remember that the person on invalidity usually has some medical bills that can be costly. And these people can also have children to support. Should they then apply for welfare?

    These people and their dependents are made to suffer physically, mentally and financially.

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  • @Donna

    Could not agree with you more.

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  • two dead men and a living business doing repairs to buses…” LMAO

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  • I went on brasstacks in Jan 2019 and shared my opinion that the chairman of TB did not have any experience in transportation. The moderator quickly dismissed me after defending his appointment and told me he did not have to have experience and all that was needed was management experience. Enough said.

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  • This us the same attorney that I have been fighting to get the deed to my home. Enough said.

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  • Nicholls’s mistake is that he is an IDIOT and does not understand the Bajan adage

    “You can hide and buy land, BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE AND WUK IT!!!”

    Enough said

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  • @charles skeete..
    Spot on. Bingo. The crux of the problem. Yes sir.

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  • Jean,

    Uh oh!

    That sheds a light on the situation.

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  • The two men dead. Nicholls is a Bajan lawyer. He running a business from the dead men property. Who said he ‘bought’ any land. He would have to be a new breed bajan lawyer who does not tief clients property.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ my Dearest SSS

    I continue to call her Mugabe Amin as you continue to call her Rogue Works.

    We know her and we know she will not change

    Additionally what I have seen I have seen and unless that changes well like you I will continue to battle against Mugabe

    I have a phase 2 soon to launch and we will so hope that progresses

    Keep Hope Alive!!

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  • I may have been premature in praising Mr. Nicholls as his “I am not a crook” statement as he was going through the door lends one to believe that there is more in the mortar than the pestle, we need a whistleblower.

    Come out things

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  • “But the request for applications was made on Jan 2, 2019, closing on Jan 18,2019.”

    The most recent Transport Board’s General Manager vacancy ad was printed in the Sunday, April 28, 2019 edition of the “Sunday Sun,” and “the closing date for all applications will be May 6, 2019.”
    —————————–xxxx——————-
    My friend just applied for a position of Associate Director. He was talking to my boss who told him that position was for him, apply quickly, and as soon as he apply they will close out the notice,

    Don’t be fooled into believing that the haste (04/28-05/06) mentioned above was because of a national crisis.

    When a position is opened and closed up quickly, it is often filled even before the notice is posted.

    Games people play 101

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  • The call has gone out for the blogmaster to ban some people.
    No FOI
    NO freedom of speech
    No integrity legislation
    No bananas and not a republic. Thank God.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    STILL the Nation government PIMP Newspaper, NOW MORE THAN EVER……nothing can change that…nothing.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239591/building-renamed-hoyte-sir-fred

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  • An interesting titbit:

    It’s private
    By Barbados Today on May 02, 2019 11:34 pm

    Government is set to introduce a law to protect personal information, especially data stored by the state on the Internet, the Prime Minister announced today.

    An information ombudsman is also to be appointed, should funds permit, who will be responsible for enabling access to Government Information.

    The Prime Minister also announced that the television airwaves, the sole preserve of the state since 1964, are to be opened up to competition.

    As she addressed the renaming of the Nation Publishing Company’s headquarters after two of the newspaper’s founders, the late Sir Fred Gollop and Harold Hoyte, Prime Minister Mottley said: “Cabinet has also discussed a Data Protection Act, and we hope to bring this to both Houses of Parliament before the end of June, because it is important that we respect people’s privacy in a world where information is shared by the minute, and every time we go on a website, we leave “digital footprints” which can be used to trace us.

    “We want to work with all economic interests to protect people’s privacy, because our Constitution does not address these matters since they were not an issue in 1966 when it was drawn up.”

    The Prime Minister added: “My Government is committed to allowing people to have a say in how this country should be run and the direction which its development should take, and as soon as our financial position permits it, we will be creating the post of Information Ombudsman, who will ensure that information will flow in an unbiased fashion.”

    Ahead of tomorrow’s commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, the Prime Minister commended the two media giants for ensuring fair and unbiased coverage of all political organisations in the country, suggesting that they pursued Errol Barrow’s policy of “Friends of all and Satellites of none” as they went about their work.

    Mottley revealed that Government was committed to giving Barbadians more choice in locally based television, but wanted to ensure these stations would truly represent all Barbadians and not be partisan in nature.

    Said the Prime Minister: “We have committed to removing the state-run monopoly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, but we want any new television stations to be public companies in which Barbadians can purchase shares and thereby own a stake in them.

    The post It’s private appeared first on Barbados Today.

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  • WED 02 JAN 2019

    Career Opportunity – General Manager
    Posted in Inside Transport Board

    The Transport Board is seeking qualified, dynamic candidates for its top leadership position. The ideal candidate must be a results-oriented professional and will be required to transform the institution into one that is fit for purpose in a highly competitive and fast-paced environment.

    The General Manager is responsible for the management and direction of 500 employees and a fleet of over 150 buses operating on an island-wide network of routes. The General Manager is responsible to the Board of Directors for the overall management of the Board’s activities and operations. Specifically, the General Manager must demonstrate sound financial management expertise utilizing latest yield management, cost containment and revenue enhancement techniques. He/She will provide detailed comprehensive monthly reporting to the Board of Directors.

    The successful applicant will have responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and implementing the Board’s Business Plan with a view to overseeing the transition to a fully self-sustaining operation. He/She should possess strong interpersonal and communications skills and will be required to effectively and efficiently represent the Board’s interest in the Public Transport sector, while developing productive relationships with the private and public sectors.

    The successful General Manager will set direction and motivate employees through superb team leadership, development and partnering abilities and will be able to handle multiple tasks and deploy resources effectively.

    Job Requirements
    The successful candidate must possess:

    A minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in business or related discipline.
    A minimum of five (5) years senior management experience, preferably in the transportation industry
    Outstanding communications skills, both oral and written.
    Strong relationship skills and competency in driving results.
    General Management Experience including oversight of financial and accounting functions.
    Salary
    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Applications should be forwarded to:

    The Chairman
    Transport Board
    Weymouth
    Roebuck Street
    Bridgetown

    The closing date for all applications will be January 18, 2019. Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

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  • A reasonable job vacancy ad, let us see who gets the job.

    On another note. Would Duguid have selected Gooding-Edghill as Chairman? It smells like the position was imposed?

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  • Enuff

    I suggest you read the Transport Board’s vacancy ad on page 2E of Sunday, April 28, 2019 edition of the “Sunday Sun.”

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “We want to work with all economic interests to protect people’s privacy, because our Constitution does not address these matters since they were not an issue in 1966 when it was drawn up.””

    SETUP….

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Puff Enuff

    You bet your last dollar that the names you mentioned in your insult might just flipping well surprise you. You think that those same aliases on here are operating at 100 per cent brain capacity? I can assure you, my sweet piece and I are not. You seem to think that negotiating terms at the level that Barbados operates on the international market is far above and beyond anyone’s reach. Boy, you really need to wake to shite up, here.

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  • Artax – I have read the newspaper. What I am pointing out is that the current ad is a re-advertisement and may explain its short duration. Maybe they found transport planners and transport economists since the first one.🤣🤣🤣

    David – Why do you continue to respond to me as if I am an agent/insider of the BLP? It only fuels the Salemites and their coven.🤣🤣

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Ah think the Salemites got retired…ah can tell ya that is some real, real, real bad news…they made things much less complicated..

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  • MsEU MM
    Well surprise me. Detailed what experience you, the GP, the conspiratoonist, Abigail, the Editor and the deposit loser have in renegotiating loans with international lenders. I may surprise you too!🤣🤣

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ My Dearest SSS

    The Nameless Ones #1 is clueless.

    I would show the dummy who directed Mugabe to renegotiate with Credit Suisse so many months before the GE bot dem is not at dat pay grade

    Here is the Mugabe Catch 22

    “…We have an anonymous blogger who is among many “anonymous bloggers” whose identity is known.

    Their identities are not suspect but they are known!

    The means by which they are known are by your 12 pieces of silver and by other direct means heheheh

    These are the options available to them.

    A…Defamation against Anonymous Bloggers FOR WHICH THE ARCHAIC LAWS HAVE TO BE UPDATED.

    However the issue with this is not only ghe complexity of getting the accused in court BUT WHAT TJE ACCUSED HAS.

    Let de old man explain.

    Suppose one of “the Accused” possesses “The Blueprint ” via which current activities are being orchestrated INCLUDING AND NOT LIMITED TO THE CREDIT SUISSE EXERCISE???

    You see what that means to Mugabe?

    It means that all her so called brilliance AMONG HER PEERS LOCALLY is shot to Pieces pun intended

    It means that among the international players who she is courting, her credibility is exposed to be a pattern of theft and intellectual plagiarism.

    AND IT WILL BE SEEN AS A PRIVATE VENDETTA WHERE THE AUTHOR OF THESE THINGS IS BEING PERSECUTED BY AN IMPOSTOR AND NON-OWNER for what is now 7 ITEMS OF RECORD!!!

    OPTION B. KILL THE LEGEND PIECE cause dem cant bring him into any Bajan court and keep he quiet cause he liable to publish all he documents and show how personal the matters are (heheheheh that is for the conspiratoonist poochlicker) or

    OPTION C. Lef all the dissenters alone, WHILE ENACTING ALL THESE LAWS , HOPEFULLY TO FRIGHTEN THE DISSENTERS, and continue on with her economic recovery polices with a prayer that they work

    And keep her dictatorship DNA under check while ruling as a Crime Minister CAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU, AND WARU, AND SIR FUZZY, AND THEOPHILLUS, AND NORTHERN OBSERVER, AND HANTS AND EVEN DONNA, will still be loose and may just keep up the fight against MUGABE THD DICTATOR!!!

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  • William skinner

    Its pure Clown Prince time:

    Imagine people in public life , drawing big salaries from the public’s purse, some in excess of twenty years , suddenly discovered last week that the bus terminals were stink and needed proper maintenance ! Some of these same people were in government for many years and did not know that the public transportation system was in shambles.
    The Transport Board like every other SOE, was used as an employment filler , by the BLPDLP. Now we have have apologists and party sycophants shedding crocodile tears, pretending that Columbus discovered Barbados last week. Such brazen hypocrisy, is laughable. These political miscreants should be ashamed to even put pen to paper, advising who should and should not write or speak. They should be more concerned with who can eat rather than who should write or speak.
    While we must all wish Ms. Mottley well, in the interest of our country, we should not let these jokers get away with their nauseating pretense. Ms. Mottley must know that the mess she is trying to clean up was created by both administrations. I am quite certain , that should she be reading BU, she will be totally embarrassed by those who think she will be impressed by their howling in her defense. Its no different from those who are howling trying to defend the previous administration , for its blatant misdeeds and poor management.
    Ms. Mottley’s real political task, is to demonstrate , that she is making a clean break from what obtained before and for what she was an integral part of having been in the halls of power and leadership. It will be pure folly for her to act ignorant of the duopoly’s short comings.
    The people have given her a perfect wicket, all thirty seats, to implement this clean break and should she fail, she too will be condemned to the political garbage heap like Fruendel Stuart. Of course, she is too intelligent, to be guided by those , whose hypocrisy forces them to believe otherwise.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ The Nameless Ones 1#

    If you are a man, say SAY ONE MORE WORD…

    I DARE YOU…ONE MORE WORD ON THIS MAY 3RD 2019

    SAY ONE MORE WORD AFTER THIS POST OF PIECE THE LEGEND GOES UP…

    PLEASEEEE…

    LET US BEGIN IT TODAY…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Truly a pity that the TAXPAYERS are paying MILLION DOLLAR CONSULTANTS to SHOW president Enuff…how to renegotiate loans that her TIEFING companeros set up on the international market…..

    …,.maybe it’s time IMF renegotiate that no more consultants are needed because president Enuff should have known what to do sin consultants…as she boasted and lied on the election platform just to be elected..

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  • Georgie Porgie

    piece of the rock Sir

    FOR GOD’S SAKE AND THE NATIONS’

    WHY DONT YOU START TO RELEASE SOME OF THE MATERIAL THAT YOU SAY THAT YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE……ANYWHERE SO THAT IT CAN GET OUT TO THE PEROPLE.

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  • @enuff

    It does not take much.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Puffy Enuff

    The way you talk, dear, sounds like what Barbados politicians do is no different from rocket science. How would you have me surprise you? I would like to see your surprises. All I get from you are defending. You have anything more to offer?

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    William Skinner ————-””Ms. Mottley’s real political task, is to demonstrate, that she is making a clean break from what obtained before and for what she was an integral part of having been in the halls of power and leadership. It will be pure folly for her to act ignorant of the duopoly’s short comings.
    The people have given her a perfect wicket, all thirty seats, to implement this clean break and should she fail, she too will be condemned to the political garbage heap like Fruendel Stuart. Of course, she is too intelligent, to be guided by those, whose hypocrisy forces them to believe otherwise………….

    Intelligence ain’t got anything to do with ruthless arrogance. Mottley’s arrogance:
    …. first order of arrogancy was to bestow an exaltation on high
    …. second order of business was to provide a tax ease from tax accumulated interest burdens to assist the exalted one.
    …. third order of arrogance was taking transport businesses out of service to service the pleasure of the BLP picnic when the awareness concerning the lack of transport board buses was great.
    ….fourth order of arrogance is having to justify your bloated cabinet and then having to intervene in matters that your bloated cabinet seem incapable of handling
    ….fifth order of arrogance is telling bajans that where the evidence is overwhelming, investigations will be launched into DLP corruption when you know the intent was never to launch any investiations in spite of your words speaking directly and indirectly to DLP corruption.
    …. sixth order of arrogance is to no address to the issues of the auditor general’s reports or seeking to strengthen his two arms with legislation that would allow him to go much further than reporting.

    These actions are certainly not a clean break from what obtained before in spite the fact that she hit the ground running and orchestrated some quick actions that showed the DLP were barely sporting at the issues while they reap from the spoils of their inactions

    Her knighting her father at a time when bajans were feeling pain will not be so easily forgotten.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “.fifth order of arrogance is telling bajans that where the evidence is overwhelming, investigations will be launched into DLP corruption when you know the intent was never to launch any investiations in spite of your words speaking directly and indirectly to DLP corruption.”

    DLP CORRUPTION DIRECTLY EXPOSES BLP CORRUPTION…

    They are FOREVER LINKED in a DEATH DANCE of corruption .

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Heheheheh

    You are damn right to warn him to Shut the Fvuck Up CAUSE YOU SIR KNOW THAT IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH heheheheh

    It is the training AND IT WAS BRILLIANT

    Slowly but surely your warnings to the agents of the Mugabe Regime will start to establish a pattern.

    Then it will be evident where you stand…

    @ Dr. GP my fellow myope

    Taking time is not laziness

    Last week I travelled to ***.

    I have a system with Outlook with a timed release of *** which activates every week on ***

    I forgot the power supply and the *** died and ***because of the model of *** could get into the ***

    I has to get it fedexed to me otherwise it would all have been sent out.

    I am not ONLY as trigger finger as the Honourable Blogmaster is confirming but I am relentless in my objectives.

    I have no proxy as yet for that email action and while there are options frankly I have not given it much thought because…

    But suffice it to say that a 2 year without bail is not a wise decision heheheheh You understand what

    I am saying right?

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  • William Skinner

    @ Sunshine Sunny Shine

    As I said and you quoted me accurately if she fails then she will suffer the same fate as Stuart. The ball is really in her court.

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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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  • Miss EUMM
    The discussion was about WhiteOak’s “expertise” not politicians. I ain’t no EU Marketing Manager, medical expert, renowned former editor or losing political candidate so I have nothing to offer. Google me.🤣🤣🤣

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    stalinGulag

    “…The secretive author of a hugely popular Russian social media channel lampooning the Kremlin has revealed his identity, after years of speculation.

    Alexander Gorbunov, alias StalinGulag, has notched up 300,000 followers on the Telegram messaging app.

    He has over a million more on Twitter, his witty and acerbic posts deploring the current state of affairs in Russia.

    Now he has decided to speak out to prevent reprisals against his family, he has told BBC Russian.

    Police visited his elderly mother’s flat earlier this week.

    Who is StalinGulag?

    In 2017 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, called him “the most important political columnist in Russia…”

    See

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48132193

    Another article you should also read is

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-16487469

    “…The Russian blogger leading Russia’s vote-rigging protests has accused supporters of Vladimir Putin of seeking to smear him with a fake photo.

    Alexei Navalny proved that a picture in a newspaper distributed by Putin supporters was a forgery when he published the original on his blog.

    The faked photo shows Mr Navalny alongside fugitive Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who lives in London.

    Protesters fear the March presidential vote may be rigged to favour Mr Putin…”

    De ole man want wunna to read these two articles and while you are reading to take into consideration the following things

    (1) the real and present repercussions of blogging anonymously, AND HOW THE TARGETS OF ONES BLOGS ARE VERY GOOD AT USING STATE MACHINERY TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS under the guise of National security matters.

    ask WARU

    (2) the lengths the targets of Blogs will go to, to discredit you – e.g. Piece the Legend, according to Grenville Phillips and Walter Blackman, the broadcasters , potentially the sources? of recent information, are suggesting that Piece is working for Joseph Atherley AND Lynette Eastmond AND the DLP

    Heheheheh

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Puffy it was. Sorwe,,,,

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  • Veiled threat ?

    Greater access to internet- ready devices has given rise to the phenomenon of “citizen journalists”, who are not constrained by journalistic ethics, or in some cases, even the truth. Indeed, the hard fought right to exercise journalistic freedom in a fair and democratic society is in some ways devalued by those who, because the internet and social media are still largely unregulated, escape controls pertaining to libel, decency and good order.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/05/03/information-minister-urges-media-workers-to-be-responsible/

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Brother Hants

    Did you look at the picture of the Minister of Information?

    You see what 12 months is doing to ALL OF DEM?

    all of them look like big faced swine hogs!!

    What de a.ss dem eating?

    Certainly not the same thing as Fleur and Glynis

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  • @ Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right,

    A lot of things become available to Ministers of Government including free food. lol

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ my Dearest SSS

    Among the several salient point you made one bears mentioning again.

    Mugabe has 30 Ministers

    In each ministry she has on average 2 ministers and a consultant in each

    Besides paying an average salary of $12k a month for each of them OR $36K/month OR $1,080,000 across 30 ministries a month an $12 million a year BARRING TOURISM AS AN EARNER OF REVENUES (AND DE TAX PLACE) which of them has justified their respective salaries?

    Couple that with the point that you and another made about Mugabe having to make every single speech and decision in every single ministry WHAT USE ARE THEY SERVING?

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  • @ Hants

    What does the minister know about journalistic ethics? Is he engaging in the local game of making it up as you go along?

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  • “Why do you continue to respond to me as if I am an agent/insider of the BLP? “

    Have you no shame. You walk like a duck, you quack like a duck, you shit up the place like a duck. However, it is possible that like a duck, you lack a pair of testicles. Be a man and accept your role.

    Your denial is becoming sickening. Grow a pair.m and be yourself

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  • Many hands make light work.
    Perhaps the Crime Minister does not fully understand the saying. It means that many can share the tasks and lessen the load for each other. It does not mean as she seem to think “many people doing nothing”.

    Watch me summon those within the confines of the yard

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    Theophillus Gazerts

    It is Saturday so dem going to races today.

    Tomorrow dem will be back.

    @ Mr Hal Austin

    While the Minister of Information may look like a man it’s a she

    Journalistic Ethics is another way oc saying

    “…all your comments must be better under the New Lese Majeste rules of Barbados

    Do you recall this incident in Thailand?

    “…Sending text messages critical of the monarchy to politicians

    In November 2011, 63-year-old Ampon Tangnoppakul was jailed for 20 years over text messages sent to the secretary of then Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, despite his poor health and insistence he had not sent the offending texts.

    He died the following year in prison…”

    You would be well advised to watch what you post here particularly like your calling Minister Lucille Moe a man.

    That is disrespectful of Mugabe’s right hand man/woman

    You now got de ole man confused

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  • Did the Ministers ever declare their assets ? It was in the manifesto that it would be required, “immediately after the Election”

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  • Some here have the philosophy that a mAnifesto is just a vote gathering instrument. Promises made to voters.

    It is not a document that should be adhered to.

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