A Bill to Collect and Leak Sensitive Information

Press Release issued by Solutions Barbados

Appointing John Wick

The Data Protection Bill (DPB) is perhaps the most dangerous bill ever produced in Barbados’ Parliament since our Independence. It allows the most sensitive client data in all private sector companies to be made available to the Government, and leaked at will.

The excuse for passing such a dangerous bill is that it had to be compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Well, it does not appear to be.

SAFEGUARD 1

The European Union (EU) insisted on at least four critical safeguards to protect their citizens from political abuse. The first was to try to ensure that their national supervisory authorities (our Data Protection Commissioner) were completely independent of political influence.

GDPR Article 52.1. “Each supervisory authority shall act with complete independence in performing its tasks and exercising its powers in accordance with this Regulation.”

GDPR Article 52.2: “The member or members of each supervisory authority shall … remain free from external influence, whether direct or indirect, and shall neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.”

Our Data Protection Commissioner must regularly report to the Minister. One of the functions of our Commissioner follows.

DPB Section 71 (g) “monitor the processing of personal data and, in particular, sensitive personal data, and any other matter affecting the privacy of persons in respect of their personal data, and report to the Minister on the results of that monitoring”.

SAFEGUARD 2

The second critical safeguard is confidentiality. Every member of the EU supervisory authorities must hold confidential information, to the highest professional duty, for the remainder of their lives.

GDPR Article 54.2. “The member or members and the staff of each supervisory authority shall … be subject to a duty of professional secrecy both during AND AFTER their term of office, with regard to any confidential information which has come to their knowledge in the course of the performance of their tasks or exercise of their powers.”

Our Commissioner holds it like water in a sieve. They can simply authorise their staff to release confidential information at their discretion. When it inevitably leaks out, no one is to be held accountable.

DPB Section 73.1. “The Commissioner and a public officer appointed pursuant to section 72(1) shall keep secret all confidential information coming to his knowledge during the course of the administration of this Act or any other Act that the Commissioner has jurisdiction to administer or enforce, EXCEPT insofar as disclosure is necessary for the administration of this Act OR insofar as the Commissioner authorises that person to release the information.”

DPB Section 74. “The Commissioner and his staff shall not be subject to any action, claim or demand by, or liability to, any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done in good faith in the discharge or in connection with the discharge of the functions conferred on the Commissioner and his staff pursuant to this Act.”

SAFEGUARD 3

The third critical safeguard is that the EU supervisory authorities must be experienced in Data Protection.

GDPR Article 53.2. “Each member shall have the qualifications, experience and skills, in particular in the area of the protection of personal data, required to perform its duties and exercise its powers.”

Regulators should be better qualified, or at least be as competent, as those whom they are regulating. Since these are political appointments, the bar for such an important role is a lawyer with 7 years of irrelevant experience.

DPB Section 70.2. “A person is qualified to hold or to act in the post of Data Protection Commissioner, where that person is qualified to practise as an attorney-at- law and has so practised for a period of not less than 7 years, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 7 years”.

SAFEGUARD 4

The fourth critical safeguard is the integrity of the appeal process. There is an independent European Data Protection Board (our Tribunal), comprised of the heads of each national supervisory authority. Each member of the supervisory authority is appointed by a transparent procedure.

GDPR Article 53.1. “Member States shall provide for each member of their supervisory authorities to be appointed by means of a transparent procedure by: their parliament; their government; their head of State; or an independent body entrusted with the appointment under Member State law.”

Our Tribunal is appointed by the Minister. Since the politically favoured expect these appointments, they do not need to invest in their professional development and competence. So, the bar must be set low enough for them to qualify.

DPB Schedule 1.1. “The members of the Tribunal shall be appointed by the Minister by instrument in writing from among persons WHO APPEAR TO HIM to be qualified as having had experience of, and shown capacity in, matters relating to data protection and privacy OR such other related discipline.”

“Such other related discipline”??? Well, why not simply appoint assassins, since they normally keep their client’s data private? Alternatively, why not just write a better Bill for all of us?

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

96 comments

  • Great job.

    You have clearly demonstrated that we took good laws and ‘make a mockery’ of them.
    Animal Farm
    Alice in Wonderland
    1984
    Bizarro’s World
    It’s like watching an alternate universe

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Commander Theophillus Gazerts

    I see that you are right up in there in this driver’s seat.

    With the Gattling on full automatic.

    De ole man commends you for your pellucid observations and usual alacrity

    I going leave you yo handle this matter.

    Expect soon to find that Hee Hee and Hee Haw going come to attack you.

    Followed by Baje and Goerring and Barbados 2019

    I know you dont curse but sometimes you need to use rough words against these 5 reprobates

    I going only come back when Grenville Phillips starts yo explain each line of HIS ARTICLE.

    He does write he items and den run off to sit and do nothing like he continues to do with Solutions Barbados.

    And den he does feel dat he getting close to bajans

    He is a lost soul in addition to being a paid operative in the Mia Mugabe regime

    But forge ahead Commander

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  • There should be the same urgency with the Freedom of information Act. No data that exists in one of the 2 Barbados’ will be revealed.

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  • Piece:

    I understand your distress. This dangerous Data Protection Bill was actively supported by both the BLP and Atherley’s party in both the select committee and the senate. However, you cannot bring yourself to see the dangerous trends in your own party.

    Atherley’s party has supported the BLP in every harmful-to-the-public bill wherever it counted. There would be the typical divisive bluster that both the BLP and DLP engage in, but when it counts, they all vote against the public’s interest. They did it with the Integrity in Public Life bill, and now with this Data Protection Bill.

    It seems that you have become Atherley’s party’s first yardfowl. Having tried to have a rational discussion with BLP and DLP yardfowls, I know that there is nothing that I can write to convince you that your deranged assertion that I am a paid BLP operative is untrue. So I will not waste time doing so.

    Wise up Piece – but I think that it is too late for that.

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  • It seems that you have become Atherley’s party’s first yardfowl. Having tried to have a rational discussion with BLP and DLP yardfowls, I know that there is nothing that I can write to convince you that your deranged assertion that I am a paid BLP operative is untrue. So I will not waste time doing so.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    NAILED IT

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  • Was glad to hear Minister of Health Jeffery Boston hint he will be piloting a piece of legislation soon to address data privacy in the health sector. Interesting because a large slice of this sector is deeply penetrated by a single private person.

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  • David:

    The Data Protection Bill includes all private sector businesses (including health providers) who collect data on their clients. I was surprised at his statement, but then realized that he probably wanted the Ministry of Health to collect the medical data of private sector patients.

    For your information, private sector businesses must keep their client’s information secret otherwise they can go bankrupt with negative branding. That is incentive enough to protect client data. The Government has not demonstrated that they can keep data confidential, since it is normally waived about on political platforms – by the gatekeepers themselves.

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  • @Grenville

    Why would a separate piece of legislation have to be enacted to protect data managed by the health sector? Is there a precedent elsewhere to support?

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  • Are we going to hear from other members of Solutions on important policy issues?

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  • David

    All of these so-called ‘safeguards’ well represent double speak – of the Orwellian type.

    We guarantee you that, like everything else these people have brought us in the last 500 years, the march to the Big-Brother society or the Global Security State is well advanced.

    So they will require the mark of their lord and master on your forehead.

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  • Interesting comment from Deputy Speaker Dr. Sonia Browne re members of the public can discover who are suffering from HIV in Barbados by sitting outside a certain polycyclic in Bridgetown. She did so in her contribution to the Data Bill yesterday. It makes on ponder on the progress we are making if it is not holistic.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    Progress? In case you did not notice all these bits of legislation are retrograde. The responsibilities once put on professional and personal integrity are now legislated. Lawyers are now employed to look for loop holes and they are many.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    Any one with average intelligence who knows at which clinics certain ailments are diagnosed and treated can deduce that information. Dr. Browne has voiced what is generally known.

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  • David:

    As we noted last week, the 102-page Data Protection Bill provides an unnecessarily complicated bureaucracy that can easily be corrupted for politically partisan reasons.

    If we want to protect the privacy of personal data, then why not simply define personal data, and state that sharing or selling a person’s personal data, without their consent, is an offence which entitles the victim to damages.

    The victim can then quantify their loss of business and/or reputation, and a judge can determine what is valid, and award damages accordingly. Why is that so hard? It is not. But when you have another agenda, simplicity is an inconvenient hindrance.

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  • Hal:

    How many members of Solutions Barbados to you want to lose their jobs by speaking as I do? How many would satisfy you? This is not an inconsequential game. Neither are we under the protective umbrella of the BLP/DLP. Wise up.

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  • You should also point out it’s a free country and people can do as they want.

    If they want to be silent they can remain silent. If they want to speak they can do so.

    Or jut tell him they are providing comments under pseudonyms

    Although i would like to see others of the team, asking about them at every post is becoming stale.

    Over to you Goren

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  • @ Grenville,

    Are you suggesting that a person puts his or her job at risk from publicly identifying as a member of Solutions? Is our democracy so fractured?

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  • Yes Hal. It has come to that. So wise up and stop being so disturbingly naive.

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  • @ Grenville,

    ‘Disturbingly naïve’ for assuming that Barbados is an open democracy which cherishes free speech? Or, that Barbados is a failed state ruled by a small authoritarian clique? Is this what our constitutional independence has come to?

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  • Solutions- is this bill more dangerous than the Public order Act or the 1974 constitutional amendments
    and were any of your submissions on the bill to the joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament taken into accountin the final formulation of the bill?

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  • @Grenville

    You have invited the question by your response why have Scott Weatherhead and a couple others been speaking on behalf of a political party?

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  • Just protect yaselves from ya wicked politicians/ministers, they already have a human trafficking label.

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  • If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

    We should trust the government. The murders demonstrate that the government needs to monitor the island even better. So those who criticise the government for collecting data are indirectly helping the criminals.

    Control means freedom.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Tron August 7, 2019 4:28 PM “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”

    We ALL have something to hide.

    For example I do not wish to share my HIV status with anybody, except my sexual partner(s) and my health professionals.

    I do not wish to share my bank balance with anybody, ok, ok, it is today $6.27 BDS but there are many people I would not wish to share that information with.

    i would not wish any and everybody to know that 50 years ago while I was at university i got an “F” in one course.

    I would not want everybody to know that when I was young and beautiful I horned my best friend, and that 50 years later she is still my best friend, and still does not know.

    We all have something to hide. And it is not so much the government we are hiding from. Because who is “the government” anyhow? When eventually the BLP is out of office. And eventually they will be out of office; are you going to want “the government” all up in your business?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Tron August 7, 2019 4:28 PM “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. We should trust the government.”

    Hey Tron: Do you want to share you bank account numbers and your passwords and PIN numbers with me? You have nothing to fear. You should trust me.

    i will share the information with only one or two of my drug taking friends. Nobody else.

    And while ya at it, please post the last 53 years of your personal and corporate income tax returns here. We would all love to see. You have nothing to fear. You should trust us.

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  • DO NOT TRUST ANY BARBADOS GOVERNMENTS with your personal data, they will use that information against you especially after being KICKED OUT OF PARLIAMENT…and while in opposition….. if ever returned to parliament, they will use that information against your children.

    you already know these classless pigs you call leaders, mostly lawyers, have NO ethics or morals, their moral compass was broken before they were born…ya can’t fix that.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    This piece of legislation creates several moral hazards.

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  • I warned you SB, You must live the Pain and they are crooked liars and scumbags, they can’t even keep the Archives and Land Registry intact, Massive Land Fraud and PONZI this is what you get from Crooks,

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  • Hi David:

    You do not need an excuse to ask my anything.

    Our economic policies have one vulnerability – if our candidates accept bribes to not implement them. Therefore, at our AGM, our candidates unanimously agreed to sign a contract to go bankrupt if they accepted bribes. The contract expired on the day the election results were announced and the candidate was not elected.

    Most of our members agreed to extend their contracts to the next general election. However, some decided that they did not want to be be involved in politics anymore, some wanted a break for a while, and some did not want to be restrained by a contract. Those who did not want to be restrained generally went to Atherley.

    We have learnt that anyone can make promises, and a politician’s promise is the least likely to be kept. Politicians have proven that they can use promises to deceive the public to voting for them. Our promises were backed up with an enforceable contract. You can ask other candidates why anyone should believe that they would implement them.

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  • How many current SB members lost their jobs ( the members that were involved in the last election)?

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  • Hi Charles:

    The select committee exhibited extreme incompetence when reviewing our recommendations. They generally used the straw-man method of redefining many of our recommendations, and then criticizing their own inventions. As I noted – extreme incompetence.

    In my opinion, the Data Protection Bill is the most dangerous. The Acts you referenced may have potential to do harm, but they have not over the past few decades. This one has potential to do significant harm, and even without this bill, harm has been realised. Imagine what they will do with a bill to legally facilitate this harm.

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Grenville Phillips

    There was a time when you first were canvassing when 3 people came to de ole man and said

    “He need help call he at…

    3

    And de ole man BECAUSE DEM AXE POLITELY started to review your materials.

    AND TEST YOU!!!

    Watch how you reacted under pressure CAUSE PRESSURE according to my fellow myope Dr GP “burst pipes”

    And unfortunately you PIPES did burst.

    You dont take dissent kindly and then you stretch the truth OR AS Peter Lawrence Thompson says “you lie”

    Then, in addition to the Iso TALIBAN ideas about the internet police, and the hugging punishment for murderers, you coopted the Sand Devil to your ranks.

    And dat sank your boats completely and irreparably

    Then like many others here, de ole man started seeing the unmistakakable pattern of the Mottley regime in your writings.

    Things where you would come and agree with something Mottley did. But amazingly, when you were the only 3rd party in town, that was okay

    In fact we all recall how the Minister of Disinformation would be agreeing with your jobby.

    And suddenly as soon as Senstor Caswell got appointed by The Reverend Bishop Pastor Joseph Atherley things changed.

    And you started to do sn about turn Grenville.

    And suddenly, Whereas before, talking bout your dictatorship tendencies, LIKE THOSE OF YOUR BOSS MUGABE, WOULD GET YOU AND sand Dollar vex now all that has changes.

    Now you actively vex cause de ole man dun wid your party and according to you, me and de grandson, have become Atherley’s party’s first yardfowl.

    The very words de ole man call you as her official asswipe and yardfowl, you calling de same words.

    And then you reference imaginary conversations with THE DLP which is not in power and your boss the BLP

    You are correct that “there is ABSOLUTELY nothing that YOU can write to convince ME FROM MY EMPIRICALLY DETERMINED ASSERTION that you ARE a paid BLP operative.

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  • @ nextparty246 August 6, 2019 11:02 PM
    “The Data Protection Bill includes all private sector businesses (including health providers) who collect data on their clients. I was surprised at his statement, but then realized that he probably wanted the Ministry of Health to collect the medical data of private sector patients.

    For your information, private sector businesses must keep their client’s information secret otherwise they can go bankrupt with negative branding. That is incentive enough to protect client data. The Government has not demonstrated that they can keep data confidential, since it is normally waived about on political platforms – by the gatekeepers themselves.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sounds as if Lady Karma finally visited you to remove from your fixed-focus eye lens the blinker of moral myopia!

    Is this the same “libertine” GP who just months ago wanted to introduce legislation to ban the watching of pornography by hard-back men and women unless they obtain a ‘restricted-viewing’ licence from his self-appointed moral police?

    We hope you can feel now what it is like to be subjected to any unnecessary intrusion into the private lives of ordinary decent law-abiding tax-paying citizens; porn watchers or no porn watchers.

    Now you would be able to appreciate why your total ‘Solutions-to-Barbados’ social problems, the one-man party that “Piece the Legend” loves to hate- would never find traction among ‘ordinary’ Bajans who like to keep their private lives just private and not to be ‘exposed’ to the ‘naked’ power-hungry political whims and moral fancies of any politician, bureaucrat or self-delusional crusader sitting on his high horse or arrant hypocrisy.

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  • Piece:

    Name one lie?

    You keep mentioning PLT. He asked for sensitive information which I was unwilling to provide – because it was sensitive. So he thought it did not exist. We have since had private discussions and he seems satisfied that the information exists. I also directed him to where it can be verified. You can confirm all of this with him.

    Now to the topic at hand. Do you agree with the Data Protection Bill as passed? Do you have any concerns?

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  • @ Miller who wrote ” ‘ordinary’ Bajans who like to keep their private lives just private.”

    I am sure a lot of middle and upper class Bajans also want ” hide” their transgressions.

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  • Barbados should make the biggest apology of all to the Rastafatian community, given the island’s current state of despicable and horrendous neglect. Along with the vicious slave society the shite leaders nurtured and maintained for over 70 years.

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  • “Black Hat: GDPR privacy law exploited to reveal personal data”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49252501

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  • Ugly racist apartheid Barbados…and low class yardfowls…

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  • When ya tief public finds from the treasury and NIS Pension…ya should be ARRESTED.

    that is what forward thinking governments who are NOT CORRUPT…would do…still waiting for the Mia governmentto arrest those who stole from the treasury and NIS Pension Fund.

    https://www.stabroeknews.com/2019/news/regional/trinidad/08/08/trinidad-minister-husband-arrested-for-misappropriation-of-funds/?fbclid=IwAR0IkgepapgeskbOizUHt4jkEwgWiZ_ki9sHTNqmHCeRklkT7moRrGzyF00

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  • The above advisory is from Amnesty International…yall know how Caribbean people don’t like to take heed…these racists in US are evil and they will kill you so ignore at ya own peril..

    http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/amesty-international-warns-about-travel-to-the-us-6.2.903862.fe0a2e9e8e?fbclid=IwAR1abZrBulQVPPT0T9NJuef1BPy7vIaQO07935ZScYVVhrvT7sObIJppIBg

    “For the month of Au­gust, lo­cals maybe pur­chas­ing tick­ets to trav­el to pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions in the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca. But Amnesty In­ter­na­tion­al has is­sued a trav­el ad­vi­so­ry for the coun­try call­ing on peo­ple in Trinidad and To­ba­go and world­wide to ex­er­cise ex­treme cau­tion be­cause of the re­cent wave of gun at­tacks there.

    In an ad­vi­so­ry is­sued yes­ter­day, Amnesty In­ter­na­tion­al said, “this trav­el ad­vi­so­ry is be­ing is­sued in light of the on­go­ing high lev­els of gun vi­o­lence in the coun­try.”

    Last week a to­tal of 31 peo­ple were killed in sep­a­rate mass shoot­ings in Ohio and Texas. The shoot­ings have once again reignit­ed the de­bate to have stricter gun con­trol in the US, which has as part of its con­sti­tu­tion the right to bear arms.

    In its ad­vi­so­ry, Amnesty In­ter­na­tion­al said if you de­cid­ed to trav­el to the Unit­ed States, “Be ex­tra vig­i­lant and be wary of the ubiq­ui­ty of firearms among the pop­u­la­tion.”

    It al­so urged trav­ellers to avoid places where large num­bers of peo­ple gath­er and to ex­er­cise ex­treme cau­tion when vis­it­ing lo­cal bars, night­clubs, and ca­sions.

    It al­so warned that a trav­eller’s race, gen­der iden­ti­ty and coun­try of ori­gin, eth­nic back­ground or sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion may put them at a high­er risk of be­ing tar­get­ted with gub vi­o­lence and should plan ac­cord­ing­ly.

    But Amnesty In­ter­na­tion­al is not on­ly call­ing on vis­i­tors to be cau­tious, but it has al­so called on the Unit­ed States to take im­me­di­ate steps to ad­dress gun vi­o­lence.

    It said, “The Unit­ed States has an oblig­a­tion to en­act a range of mea­sures at the fed­er­al, state and lo­cal lev­els to reg­u­late ac­cess to firearms and to pro­tect the rights of peo­ple to live and move about freely with­out the threat of gun vi­o­lence.”

    It said the gov­ern­ment has not tak­en suf­fi­cient steps to meet this oblig­a­tion.”

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Grenville Phillips

    You again lie even now.

    When Peter Lawrence Thompson asked for ghe information at that time, the information WAS NOT SENSITIVE!

    IN FACT, it was supposedly information that you and your No Solutions for Barbados party were promoting for the salvation of Barbados

    How could it be that the very basis upon which you are asking Bajans to vote for you ARE SUDDENLY STATE SECRETS???

    You again show yourself to be a liar.

    Grenville, before you start catching at these items about Mugabe and her despotism DE OLE MAN AND ME GRANDSON WAS DETAILING THE WICKEDNESS OF HER LAWS AND CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES!!!

    You now smelling your pee and just come town.

    De ole man been doing dis advocacy for years now.

    You now playing catchup AND POORLY TOO CAUSE YOU DOES ONLY COMMENT ON WHAT MIA PAY YOU TO SPEAK BOUT!!!

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Grenville Phillips

    In addition to the Data Laws de old MAN has been talking bout nuff more tings

    Which you Grenville Phillips never talk bout

    For example you ent pick you teet at the White Whores matter.

    Not once Grenville!

    Why is that? Why you dont speak out bout dese tings?

    Maybe it is because you getting paid by Mugabe to do road repairs right?

    You are seen by bajans to be a Mugabe pimp and not to EVER speak against the wickedness that your boss Mugabe is doing.

    People see you as being employed to bad talk Senator Franklyn but dat ent going wuk.

    Watch muh now!

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  • That all yuh pay GP II any mind is telling.

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  • Piece the Legend

    For a while there Grenville de ole man was putting me support behind a third part identity

    And for a while that was you.

    But under a microscope, you and your Taliban laws did not stand up to closer scrutiny.

    I see possibilities and big things with Caswell Franklyn

    He is a man who listens

    And I telling he to watch dat feller wid de name like a count, or viscount or earl.

    He ent mean you no good Senator

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  • Piece:

    You have produced nothing. The information was always sensitive. Go talk to PLT.

    On your party’s shameless support of this most dangerous Data Privacy Act. As expected, you failed miserably to address that. But you did behave like any typical yardfowl – unable to see the wickedness in your own party.

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Grenville Phillips

    Even Hee Hee of the pair of Rented Donkeys said that discourse with you is futile.

    But they are wrong and I will show them why.

    I will spend a few moments with you to show ALL AND SUNDRY WHO YOU ARE AND YOUR PAID PURPOSE.

    You asked and I quote

    “… Do you agree with the Data Protection Bill as passed? Do you have any concerns?…”

    Prior to any Act being passed by Mugabe de ole man posted these items

    And this

    And several others.

    You jes arrive here pun Barbados Underground because you got invited to destroy the Third party concept.

    You are a straw man full of hot wind a presage to flatulence.

    There are NO OTHER PEOPLE in No Solutions Barbados since you are a dictator and a slow one too.

    Look at your website.

    It is the same look from the time it got put up.

    The same drab graveyard ambience.

    Thd same narrativeNOT ONE FVCUK HAS CHANGED!

    And that is because you were paid to stay looking drab AS A STRATEGY TO DISSUADE THE VOTING PUBLIC!

    You are not “spokesman looking material” yet YOU RELENTLESSLY PURSUE THE ROLE OF SPOKESPERSON FOR NO SOLUTIONS BARBADOS!

    With all the money you and sand dollar claim you have made YOU COULD AT LEAST hire someone to

    1.Be your PR or
    2.Redo your website

    Other that this dead horse of thd Data Protection Act that your boss Mugabe has rammed down Bajans throats, is there anything constructive that you are proposing to citizens?

    Or is that shy$e sensitive too?

    I answered your questions PLEASE ANSWER MINE but then again, the autocrat that you are DOAN ANSWER NOBODY!

    Just now you going start a next blog AND RUN FROM DIS ONE, as usual.

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  • @ Junior,

    Privacy is key to our freedoms, but you have said that the reason why you are the only identified author of Solutions columns/statements is because members are terrified in case they lose their jobs.
    In light of this democratic deficit, do you think a long debate about data privacy is a priority, or should the threat to our freedoms be our main concerns?
    Don’t you think that if ordinary citizens fear that if being a member of a legally constituted democratic organisation poses a threat to their job security then our society is no better than China or any other repressive society?
    Maybe you can tell the blog of the many Solutions candidates in the 2018 general election how many lost their jobs, or had their jobs threatened, or were denied jobs because of their membership of your party? Is this not a matter that should be challenged in the courts? Or is that naïve?

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  • @ Piece the Legend August 8, 2019 7:07 PM

    Since when have consultants (working on a contractual basis) been appointed by the governor? That would be new to me. The “Legend” once again thinks in the categories of the cursed Barbadian welfare state.

    The Prime Minister is acting in an absolutely exemplary manner here. In general, all state servants should only be employed on a private basis in order to achieve the necessary flexibility for the personnel tableau. Civil servants who are not afraid either do not work at all or work poorly.

    Barbados needs a social media agent, and that’s a good thing. He establishes a close bond between government and people and creates a professional internet presentation.

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  • Members I could understand, but how can those that faced the POLLS now be scared to talk against the government? Were they ghosts posing as humans during the election, or all the other candidates have left the party? If the latter, maybe Solutions should be renamed the MEP–Mass Exodus Party🤣🤣. Look this blog is a real circus, yes.

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Grenville Phillips

    Even Hee Hee mekking fun at you and your ingrunt reasoning

    Why you dont quit while you’re ahead???

    @ Mr. Hal Austin

    Hal

    you asked and I quote

    “…Maybe you can tell the blog of the many Solutions candidates in the 2018 general election how many lost their jobs, or had their jobs threatened, or were denied jobs because of their membership of your party?…”

    I going answer for the liar Grenville Phillips.

    Not a feller loss he pick!

    Grenville telling lies to her sympathy votes.

    Fear of the unknown is his modus Hal.

    Look at his narrative above!

    He argues thusly

    1.Cars are only to stay with the posted speed limit
    2.above that limit they may crash
    3.airplanes go faster than cars
    4.Tourists use airplanes so
    5.Tourists will crash

    I know that syllogism is truly left field but, if you look at Grenville’s narrative above you see that he uses the same disjointed reasoning.

    He is a slow man

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  • president Enuff…so when yall locking up those who stole from the treasury and pension fund….FOR DECADES…

    intelligent people have SUCCESSFULLY PRIED…the tiefing racist Williams family off the Apes Hill scam…so when will president Mia actually do something about the minority criminals instead of leaving them with their scams and frauds slimily trying to make ANOTHER RUN AT THE NIS PENSION FUND…through scam Fortress.

    …oh yall thought we did not know..

    …keep it up and see what we will do with those THIEVES..

    …especially the ones now believing they can scam Africa..

    just you watch…

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  • Just in case all and sundry forget
    There is a class of people defined as poor catching financial hell because of govt
    A check of social media sources tells of pitiful and alarming stories of how govt actions are leaving many destitute as govt instutions by which to aid them all but close ears to there circumstances
    How is it that a permanately disabled person who relies on govt assistance to pay electric bills suddenly finds himself in the dark and was informed by the worker who cut the lights that govt agency did not pay his bill for three months
    These and more pathetic stories being told by barbadians
    In the meanwhile Mia puts on another grandstand performance of inviting Prime minister all guided by smoke and mirrors

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  • @ nextparty246:
    “The Data Protection Bill (DPB) is perhaps the most dangerous bill ever produced in Barbados’ Parliament since our Independence. It allows the most sensitive client data in all private sector companies to be made available to the Government, and leaked at will.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Your deep concerns would have more weight if you were to frame them within the ultimate litmus test as to whether those draconian reporting requirements run against the grain and indeed ethos of the Constitution of Barbados.

    On the face of it, you do have sufficient justification to be concerned about the constitutional validity of such an imposingly widespread piece of legislation.

    So why not pursue the perceived weakness in this dictatorial move towards a rather ‘authoritarian’ form of governance called Big Brother of 2020?

    But you might just find yourself out of your own bailiwick when you pursue such esoteric matters not involving ISO 9001 practicalities.

    Why can’t you set aside your ‘powful-foolish’ attitude and take on board the constructively useful criticisms which the prophet “Piece the Legend” the old Masterpiece is often offering free of financial cost?

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  • Say hi to a NYC rat yo, bigger than any cat, frightening to dogs and nearly as big as the two legged rats in yall parliament, bar association and judiciary, ain’t that a thing.

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  • Sorry yall. Check the help centre to see it..lol

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  • Piece:

    Once again, you have produced nothing.

    Also, once again, on your party’s shameless support of this most dangerous Data Privacy Act, you have failed miserably to address that. But once again, you are behaving like the typical yardfowl – unable to see the wickedness in your own party and ignoring the topic at hand.

    Anyone reading this would think that you were the paid BLP operative. We shined the light on what the BLP were doing while people were partying, and you want to deflect away from this topic. Why, because your party embraced this dangerous bill.

    Like members of your party, you talk all of the divisive bluster to cause division, but when it counts, they consistently vote for every single public-harm bill with the BLP. They have a history that you can now examine.
    Rather than ask them why they are behaving so badly, you accuse me of being a BLP paid operative. You have completely lost it Piece.

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  • We are all witnesses of a world historical event: Piece, the Legend, and the ISO Taliban fight for the leadership. However, the question is whether it’s about running a sandbox or a rum shop.

    I’m glad we have adults in the government. It’s a good thing there’s Mia Mottley.

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  • I have a possible answer for the question: “but how can those that faced the POLLS now be scared to talk against the government?“

    Perhaps they felt the last group was corrupt and was just about making money.

    This new group may have the above characteristics plus being wicked, spiteful and taking names. Tread even more carefully.

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  • GPII is making significant contributions to the discussion. I am puzzled at how it becomes a battlefield for opposing forces.

    We are trying to move from a two-horses race and there is no reason why it should become just three horses.

    Open all the gates and let each horse run its race. Time and distance will ‘kill’ off a few, but let them get out of the gates

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ TheoGazerts

    Do you really think that a multiplicity of political parties would lead to better governance of our country? It is a mantra of BU often repeated that we have a Duopoly. That there is one political philosophy. That suggests to me that it is the quality of persons that is at fault. Should we not be working at improving the quality of candidates, rather number of parties?. Secondly, is it not time to reexamine the role of governments in the 21st century.I think they have exhausted their post WW 2 roles and need to reengineer.Politicians seem tired and bewildered . They do not know how to deal with the 21st century. Just thinking aloud.

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  • @ Vincent

    Spot on. It is the quality of our political leaders, not the numbers. Our leaders in 2019 are poor compared to those in 1960.

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  • @Vincent
    “Do you really think that a multiplicity of political parties would lead to better governance of our country? It is a mantra of BU often repeated that we have a Duopoly.”

    I still cherish the hope that we have good men who do not have the ‘mark of the beast’ (read duopoly) and their character or circumstances will drive them from the shadows. These are the superior candidates that we hope for.

    GPII may be such a man. It will take him some time to figure out the function of the different levers. The Duopoly had over 50 years of practice, but some want GPII to get it right from Day 0.

    (On a cellphone and a one-finger typist… trying)

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  • I am beginning to question if our leaders of the 60’s were as ‘good’ as we think they are.

    Their legacies …. A number of decaying states and not one Singapore among them.

    When did the rot begin…?

    But if fairytales soothes you… enjoy

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  • “But if fairytales soothes you… enjoy”

    that is why we target whom we know will wake up, the others can stay in their little mental enslavement world and die right there, nearly 3 generations ofAfrican descended people have left the earth in that state since these worthless politicians entered the social society 70 years ago..

    manyMORE will have to leave the earth just as they arrived, clueless..it was all by design.

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  • Oh RH TheoGaz go cut yuh lawn do. There’s no greater demonstration of being against a government/party than standing as an opposition candidate in an election. So pass me with the BS. Derek Alleyne in 2017 made clear that the DLP was gine in de gutter for the then upcoming election. The first DLP meeting of the campaign was held by the Netball Stadium and the speakers went in the sewerage on Mottley. The Dems lost and Derek Alleyne left the UDC in May 2019, a year after the election, when his contract ended. Ah waiting to hear how many of the remaining Solutions’ candidates work in or with government. But didn’t GPII also turned up as a consultant on the road repairs programme?🤣🤣🎪🎪

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  • It was clear to all of us that GP is only an Atherley on ISO doping.

    If I look at the many dilapidated streets after 10 years of DLP terror, GP2 will soon be a multimillionaire through consulting contracts … If that were true, GP2 would be a profiteer of the cursed DLP.

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  • I love to see a good spinner at work and Tron is doing an excellent job.

    He should also point out that if GPII becomes a multimillionaire through Gov contracts, then these contracts were handed to him by a BLP administration in the same way that the BLP continues to feed MM (Mark Maloney or Mia Mottley)

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  • Theo,

    In other countries you have to torture and imprison the opposition to get them out of the way. Not so in Barbados. Here the opposition is dismantling itself, so there is no reason at all as feared by GP2 to restrict any freedom rights. On the contrary, freedom of expression ensures that the opposition is talking its brains out.

    In any case, it is a fact that GP2 with his loquaciousness has deprived himself of every electoral opportunity and will continue to do so in the future. I wish we had more Mariposas here from the DLP. Unfortunately T. Inniss is busy at the moment. LOL. Another Mariposa and we can destroy the DLP as effectively as GP2 in the social media slaughterhouse.

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  • Ms Mottley would make a great Governor General.
    She can meet & greet foreign dignitaries & give fabulous speeches about nothing.
    The de facto finance minister can play poker & espouse ad nauseum.
    Amazing how some Bajans are impressed by Cheap British accents.

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  • Dear All:

    If you see me offering professional advice on Government projects, then it is likely either pro-bono advice, or I competitively tendered and won an internationally funded project (against Engineers from developing countries).

    For your information, I could not work in Barbados for 7 years under the last DLP administration, because they seemed to have abolished tendering. Giving projects to the politically favoured, especially during a recession, is very damaging to a country’s most competitive companies. It can set them back a decade.

    Regrettably, the BLP has distributed over $100M of corrupting no-bid contracts in such a short space of time – a significantly worse record than the DLP. So I expect political attacks from both BLP and DLP yardfowls. Since Atherley’s party consistently votes with the BLP when it counts against the public interest, then political attacks are to be expected from their yardfowls as well.

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  • Now the real truth of why SB was formed!

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  • I wonder how GP2 expect to win the votes of the other parties supporters when he is referring to them as yardfowls.

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  • @John2
    There is a difference between yardfowls and party supporters.

    A yardfowl is a yardfowl is a yardfowl.

    A yardfowl is an ardent party supporter. But not all party supporters are yardfowls.

    I strongly resent your implying that all party supporters are yardfowls.

    Grenville would welcome the conversion of some yardfowls, but this may be impossible. However, his goal is to reach all Barbadians including party supporters and yardfowls.

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  • John 2:

    What is this “real truth of why SB was formed”?

    Further, yardfowls are not passive or active supporters that can be reasoned with. Rather, they are die-hard supporters who cannot be reasoned with or won over. Every despot in history relied on them to do atrocities. These people think that they are important to their party, but their leaders view them as useful idiots who are deceived into harming their fellow citizens.

    Yardfowls are the worse of us.

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  • Ms Mottley would make a great Governor General.
    She can meet & greet foreign dignitaries & give fabulous speeches about nothing.
    The de facto finance minister can play poker & espouse ad nauseum.
    Amazing how some Bajans are impressed by Cheap British accents.(Quote)

    Well said. The president is not a details person. She gets bored easily. Long speeches without notes is not genius; it means rambling, repetition, contradictions, dubious factual claims, etc. and she is not as clever as her fan club believes. It is the one-eyed man syndrome. Notice how at what passes as press briefings she dominates, even when questions are asked of individual persons.
    As to cheap British accents, more one-eyed men and women. Don’t fall for the accents, challenge people, get them to support their claims with facts and not hype, stop shouting party politics and stick to critiquing their claims. We are victims of our own gullibility.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I am not impressed by British accents, not cheap ones, and not expensive ones. Just saying. I am always skeptical when adults spend a few years in the United Kingdom or the United States, and even after decades back home where their language formation occurred are “unable” to shake the foreign accent. I always assume that there is some dishonesty involved, so ‘yes” I am skeptical about such people.

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  • GP2

    Most of the electorate are diehard BLP or DLP supporters who cannot be (easily) won over.
    The majority of DLP supporters stayed away from the polls because the last government “stunk up the place”.

    As a (want to be) political leader, if I were you I would desist from calling anyone a yardfowl/ a yardfowl of any other political party.

    Why is it that you are so “aggressive” with those that you think does not conform to your way of thinking /reasoning?

    With the lack of support SB has gotten so far, you should be viewing every person as a potential vote. If you see that you are not getting any headway then walk away – CHOOSE YOU BATTLES WISELY!

    Everyone is this blog knows the POS is a fraud and attention seeker.

    TRON Aug 5:55pm

    “I wish we had more Mariposas here from the DLP. Unfortunately T. Inniss is busy at the moment. LOL. Another Mariposa and we can destroy the DLP as effectively as GP2 in the social media slaughterhouse.”

    100% CORRECT.

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  • @John A

    Adversarial politics is killing us and we are quickly following the political footsteps of the Jamaicans.

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  • SB was formed because for 7 yrs under the DLP GP2 was not getting any share of the “fatted calf”

    Mama you to say “the truth comes out with a slip of the tongue”.

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  • David

    Adversarial politics in most of the islands/countries. Jamaica has come a long way politically IMO ( also Haiti).
    That’s not saying that there is still not a long way to go.

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  • @John

    We practice a poor form of the Westminster politics.

    An immature form of it absent all the conventions and other checks and balances.

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  • Political reform? I am all for it, model for 21st century (and beyond).

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  • @ john2 August 10, 2019 9:11 AM

    I completely agree with your remarks about the loyalty of the electorate.

    Voters who show such a perverted Stockholm syndrome should not be surprised if politicians kick them in the face with their jumpers boots and rob them. We don’t need to show any respect to such a naive electorate.

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  • John 2:

    You are 100% incorrect. I have never relied on political rewards because I have never been a member of the BLP/DLP. I get work by tendering on internationally funded projects.

    I do not rely on work in Barbados. I have also worked in: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands. Over 90% of my earnings are in foreign currency. Wise up.

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  • Then why cry about the less than 10 % you lost under the DLP?

    You opened up yourself to the “fatted calf” comment – if I believed it or not, other will.

    Take your own advice and wise up!! To many political blunders.

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  • Piece the Legend

    Finally wunna people and sheeple are seeing what de ole man has been saying for years

    GRENVILLE IS JUST A SPOILT LITTLE BOY!

    “…Why is it that you are so “aggressive” with those that you think does not conform to your way of thinking /reasoning?…”

    Even John2 the Johnny come Lately has been able to understand what de ole man sounded out King ago.

    Grenville is a vindictive man who, once he feels aggrieved by the people in No Solutions Barbados that left, is now going to call them all sorts of things.

    He feels cheated of a play toy that was in his playpen and as soon as that has happened, he now is on ghd warpath cause what he thought was his toy, IS NOT.

    So he now hitting out at everyone, everybody is a yardfowl.

    But de ole man realise dat wunna real slow doah and dat after a few RHs and getting on like I mek meself wunna does start to comprehend the truth.

    Now watch dis now.

    A nex truth for wunna slowpokes (I know I cussing wunna but um does work)

    Dis article ent going de way Grenville like so what going happen is dat he going wrote a next one AND DE BLOGMASTER GINE ENCOURAGE HE IN DE SHY$E

    Cause dis one ent going de way he like….heheheheh

    It is so fvucking easy to goad this man and het him vexed to show himself

    86 effing blogs AND NOT RH ONCE HAS HE MADE ONE COMMENT THAT DEEPENS the article at caption.

    NOT RH ONCE!

    Do wunna understand what de ole man is saying?

    He is an empty shell EMPTY!!!

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  • John 2: I lost nothing under the DLP and lost nothing under the BLP. Why? Because the Caribbean is my market. The loss was for those who do not compete in the Caribbean. That was not a political blunder on our part.

    Piece: You keep evading the topic. You refuse to address your party’s shameless support of this most dangerous Data Privacy Act.

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  • “For your information, I could not work in Barbados for 7 years under the last DLP administration, because they seemed to have abolished tendering.” Giving projects to the politically favoured, especially during a recession, is very damaging to a country’s most competitive companies. It can set them back a decade.

    GP2

    If you lost nothing and do not depend on any of the fatted or bony calf then what is the significant of the highlighted part of your statement.

    The political blunder is not referring to where you complete or what you lost or not. The blunder is in making these unnecessary statements – because the can and will give others the wrong impressions

    Again – Why was it relevant for you to state that you could not work in Barbados for 7 yrs when you do not depend on work in Barbados/your market is outside of Barbados?

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  • John 2:

    It was relevant to the accusation that I was benefiting from corrupting no-bid contracts. It was important that readers understand how consulting professionals obtain work. It is also important that they understand the consequences for many when competitive tendering is replaced by the corrupting no-bid contracts.

    My choice is to let accusations from you and others stand, or correct them. As previously noted, those are not blunders on our part.

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  • Who accused of such a thing ?

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Grenville Phillips

    If you are so anti corruption and the DLP and the BLP why take contracts from either of them?

    Every month people see you face cuntsulting to the same Mugabe government that you here unsuccessfully trying to convince us you are not their poochlicker!

    But people got pictures of you out in St Stephen’s Hill examining cracks at 12 PM pun s night!

    My man why you examine cracks pun a hill so late?

    Why did you not on a point of principle REFUSE THE WUK

    OR

    OR

    In a statement of true solidarity YEK DE CHEQUES FROM DE MUGABE WHORES AND PROSTITUTES and carry that cheque to Budh Hill AND GIVE IT TO A NEXT SET OF WHORES?

    I mean Grenville IF YOU SO OPPOSED TO MUGABE and you mekking all this money all over de Caribbean, who not refuse de money OR GIVE UM AWAY?

    This is because you are the agent of Mugabe Mottley Grenville

    You is Mottley beaatchhh!! And all uh we know dat

    Iso TALIBAN is a beatchhhh! Shame pun you

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  • I think we are getting silly.

    GPII should be able to work in his homeland and support his family. BLP or DLP, the family still has needs

    All I would ask of the man is that he hold on to his principles.

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  • Piece the Legend

    Every citizen should be able to work in Barbados Commander Theophillus

    What is being discussed here carries 3 threads really.

    Victimization under the party in power WHICH IS A REAL THING FOR ALL BAJANS if a party that is in power, DOAN LIKE YOU!

    The disconcerting reality of all Mugabe constitutional changes and draconian laws that are designed to keep into the private affairs of bajans, deny people travel from Barbados if her BRA pimps do not want you to travel AND LOCK YOU UP, FOR 2 YEARS, WITHOUT BAIL, is you voice an anti Mugabe Amor Amin Mottley sentiment.

    And thirdly, this anti fatherly party war WHICH IS DIRECTED AGAINST SENATOR CASWELL FRANKLYN and the fact that, not only it makes Grenville’s boss Mugabe Mottley a one term government, but REMOVES GRENVILLE ISO TALIBAN PHILLIPS’ chances to make it to the House of Parliament FOREVER!!!

    Look at the wastage this political nothing man has afforded a topical of this nature!

    Observe how every comment about his management style has attracted his response AND IRE!!!

    Yet the Iso TALIBAN has not gone back to his original topic ONCE!

    AND GHAT SHOULD MAKE ALL READERS FEARFUL, he is like a little boy once angered by people leaving his party.

    No matter what he says

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