Mottley’s Dominant Leadership Style

There is a conversation that has emerged in Barbados concerning the ‘visible’ leadership style of Prime Minister Mia Mottley. A style that is accentuated if compared to the unobtrusive approach by her predecessor. Some feel justified levelling the criticism because Mottley presides over the largest Cabinet in the history of Barbados, probably the world if measured on a per mille basis.

What justification can there be for a prime minister to be at every ‘dog fight’ if the large Cabinet is unable to give wings to Mottley’s mantra – many hands make light work?

The blogmaster recalls during An Interview with Prime Minister Mottley  conducted by David Ellis soon after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was elected to office – Mottley explained her reason for the large Cabinet. She asked Barbadians to be patient and to judge her government by results. After 15 months in office, it is fair to suggest several of the ministers are struggling to find their feet and undeserving of a minister’s salary during  a time of austerity.

In the pseudo Westminster parliamentary system of government practice in Barbados all roads lead to the prime minister. It is not uncommon to hear the reference “primus inter pares.” Our culture is one where there is an expectation the prime minister must solve all problems. Have a read of this blog through the years, there was an unrelenting attack on former prime minister Freundel Stuart because he appeared to be uncomfortable in the leadership role and was rejected at the polls in unprecedented fashion.

A key characteristic of a good leaders is that they recruit the right people to do the job. This is why the quality of persons offering themselves for political office is important.  Are we confident members of parliament elected on the 24 May 2018 possess the requisite skill set to get the job done?

The blogmaster is on the side of the side of the leadership style that works. The fact Mottley is always out front may reflect on the quality of her team. If this is the case who is to blame?

Our governance system needs reform. There was talk from the minister early in her term about devolving authority from the office of prime minister. Update anyone?

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  • @ Piece

    @ Piece
    Such profound analysis will not impress the jokers on BU. Ms. Mottley like Mr. Thompson were groomed in the factories on George and Roebuck Streets to lead the Duopoly. Mr. Reginald Farley was at one stage being groomed , as well as Mr. Sinckler.
    As the old people say : the same difference.

    The Duopoly Rules

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  • Apologies . The above should be in reference to @ de pedantic dribbler. Not @piece Thanks

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  • LIAR, LIAR…that’s the leadership style…lots of FALSE PROMISES…because that is wjat Black Bajans have ACCEPTED AS NORMAL…for the last 70 years.

    “To: Every Single One Of My Facebook Contacts

    Subject: Mottley and this BLP government MUST RESIGN – having misled half the country that such invalidity benefits would have been restored

    “The Prime Minister has stepped in to end the controversy swirling around the abrupt cut of pension and invalidity payments, ordering that the policy be reversed.

    Mottley told journalists she had been upset greatly by the length of time it had taken Government to return National Insurance pensions and invalidity benefits to those entitled” – Taken from a recent Barbados Today news article…

    Peoples, this ramshackled BLP government has still not restored the invalidity benefits to where they were some months ago to those persons who have been entitled to such…according to Janice Harris who has been waging a political campaign to have them restored….

    Today I had the opportunity to speak with Harris in Victoria Street earlier today and she informed that notwithstanding the joke public relations of Mottley and her rag tag BLP, that such benefits would have been urgently restored to what they were to those persons who had suffered MASSIVE cuts to them some months ago, they still have not been restored….

    So in spite of Mottley reportedly describing the issue of those cuts to the invalidity benefits as a matter that “has upset her greatly” and that she “has dealt with it”, Harris was able to say to me in my interview with her that she called the Treasury not long ago inquiring about the status of the restoration of the invalidity benefits to what they were before and was told by the Department that no authorizations have been given by the Minister of Finance to restore such..

    What a total and unmitigated shame and disaster!!

    Below is video evidence to Ms Harris’ assertion that up to now NO authorization has been given by the Minister of Finance to the Treasury to resume the transferrring of benefits…

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/04/justice-delayed-2/

    Failure of leadership and time management

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  • This a serious matter, one the blogmaster has blogged voluminously. Clearly there is a systemic failure.Who should be held accountable? It CANNOT be business as usual.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @ “unobtrusive”

    I wouldn’t call the previous unobtrusive. I would say aloof.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @September 3, 2019 7:06 AM “The biggest example of this is her apparent refusal to take a long holiday. ”

    A long holiday from what? Stupssseee!!! The Prime Minister has been on the job for barely 15 months, and you think that she needs or deserves a long holiday? I DON’T agree with you. We do not pay our senior officials so well for them to take long holidays after barely a year on the job. I have worked in jobs already where i got 10 working days leave after a full twelve months of hard work, and worked I my way up to 15 working days after 5 yeas on the job. I would like to see us implement the same for all workers, both in the public and private sectors.

    We want high productivity and long holidays after barely a year on the job? How does that work?

    Stupssseee!! again.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Hal Austin September 3, 2019 7:06 AM “A good prime minster cannot micro-manage his or her senior ministers.”

    How is your Prime Minister Boris managing?

    Wait? He is still Prime Minister/

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @BajanFeeParty 2023 or Sooner September 3, 2019 7:56 AM “BFP”

    So how many votes did BFP get in the last election?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Sargeant September 3, 2019 8:51 AM “she even removed the cap of a Minister in full camera view that bore nothing more innocuous that the term Barbados on the front.”

    Have we forgotten that well brought up gentlemen remove their hats when entering a room?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @William Skinner September 3, 2019 8:57 AM “Arthur became a little despot.”

    I love the little short man.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @charles Skeete September 3, 2019 9:35 AM “Commenting based on the headline:
    Ms Mottley’s leadership style largely mirrors those former leaders like Mr Errol Barrow and Mr Tom Adams of whom we often refer to in awe and commend as leaders worthy of emulation.”

    The boys of BU are upset because Mottley is not a deferential woman. You are right, the same style by Barrow and Adams would be regarded as awesome.

    The same style from from a fat middle aged black woman and the guys feel that it is uppity.

    How dare she?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Tron September 3, 2019 10:43 AM. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Donville steers the campaign from his Florida jail.”

    Donville is NOT my friend. I NEVER thought highly of him.

    But cuhdear man, stop telling lies. Donville is NOT in a Florida jail. In fact he is NOTin any jail at all.

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  • Theo…ya ain’t see nothing yet…ya should see what is REALLY GOING ON…the day i expose their wicked backsides is when i know they can NEVER COVER UP any of the shite they do to people in that judiciary ever again..

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  • If there is one thing that is becoming very apparent FROM THE RAPIDITY THAT THESE “POPULARITY ASSESSMENT TESTS” that Barbados Underground has been running, is that, IN 15 MONTHS, the public is NOT SATISFIED WITH MUGABE.

    One thing that is a measurable element in this equation is what de ole man calls “THE RATE OF VIRTUAL ACCELERATION OF AN ARTICLE!!!”

    Simply put, that is how any topic moves from 0 to 100 submissions with

    1.substantial dissent
    2.contribution from different bloggers
    3.submissions by certain bloggers who are known to blog intelligently
    4.the content and the most critical element of all

    THE POOCHLICKER BRIGADE euphemism for Hee Hee and Hee Haw aka Beavis and Butthead.

    Now, it is noted that this article accelerated to over 100 submissions AND MET EVERY SINGLE ONE OF ITS REQUIREMENTS superlatively

    And that means that the “dissent quotient” against the Mugabe Regime IN 15 MONTHS, is uncharacteristically high for Mugabe Amin Mottley

    And this WILL HAVE MUGABE AFRAID.

    She CANNOT GO ON ANY VACATION or miss any substantive press release BECAUSE TO DO THAT, AT THIS TIME, WILL BE TO FVUCK UP HER REGIME IRREPARABLY!!!

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here thank you

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    If we believe that all the written material on leadership and styles of leadership to be true, then this myth, this belief, this saying that- leaders are born and not made-, cannot possibly be true. There is no style place on true leaders. That is because true leaders who are ”born” and made in accordance with what stimulates them are motivated by a singular factor of wanting to do right. Morality governs a true leader and their leadership is reflected in that. All the other influences that may come after that places them in one of two categories (see below). So, what does the SSS believe? The SSS believes that leaders are both born and made. The SSS believes that what shapes or moulds a person into becoming a leader with good leadership ”temperament’ is what he or she has learned, what they have observed, and what has touched their sense of Wanting to do, in order to make a difference. Effectiveness, efficiency and to be respected all along the way, depends on what presses them towards achieving outcomes that are suited to various needs and challenges. Now, the SSS took a personal offence to something that was written here and in writing what she wrote, the blogmaster felt the need to execute educational 101, on leadership and management.
    The SSS like the challenged and will respond.
    The blogmaster suitably posted an article to validate his point that you cannot separate leadership from the style of leadership. His intention, since we do not talk anymore, is to make the SSS look small and dumb by providing a rebut to my belief that style is important in leadership where I do not see style as having any bearing on a leader or his/her leadership role. Why does the SSS believe this? It is because style in leadership is a gauge, an instrument of measure, and a yardstick towards determination and for teaching purposes, where you can categorise it. The person who has been placed in a position to lead a country would have gained all the experience, observe all that is right and wrong in the system, and would have seen, heard, and acknowledge the cries of the people regarding what type of leader they want. This is why I said: show me all the styles, and then show me a good leader. In other words, a good leader only knows one of two outcomes: That which is good and that which is bad. What the people slso see is two things: A leader that is good and a leader that is bad. Ask them what you think of his or her style and you think they will provide a description along the lines of what Dr Jon Warner has spelt out in his Leadership and Management training and why style is important? They will say either good or bad, piss poor towards poor rakey.
    Dr Jon Warner’s purpose is to train persons using the various styles of management to become effective leaders in their respective positions. Can Dr Jon Warners teaching tools be useful to a true leader? Of course, they can! After all, the SSS stated that leaders are born as well as made and that observations, experience, social development, and life lessons of previous leaders all shape the leadership curve of a leader. So, if he or she wants to improve they can become adaptive, but at the end of it all, a true leader is guided by a propensity to do what is right and have outcomes that are right for all. So how does this fit into the context of a Mia Mottley’s leadership and her so call dominant style.

    Mottley, Rogue Works for that matter, is the leader of an island who has a government to run. In her government, she has trained persons to head sections and run ministries. Her role as leader is to ensure that all systems of government are operating right. If she is a moral leader, she will not rest easy knowing that aspects of her government falls short of right doings. So, if they are not operating right, she has the power to make them operate right. She also, as leader, must make sure that her ministers are operating right. If they are not operating right, she must make them operate right through useful persuasion, training, or dismissal. If her heads of sections are not operating right, she must make them operate right by either persuasive means, training or dismissal. From those positions, Dr Jon Warners styles of leadership would prove valid and worthwhile because measuring what people do determines rather there is a lack and a need to improve, or rather there is no lack and no need to improve. His insights on how to get the most out of little and how best to use the tools of management to produce towards good outcomes would be valid. These are the persons to whom you want Dr Jon Warners various styles of leadership to fall upon. If Mottley understands her role as leader then she would understand what she needs to do to get the best out of all the systems she is responsible for.
    So if what the SSS has written is true, then Mottley as a (‘moral’) leader would not have waisted any time in providing leadership that addresses the lack of Integrity and Accountability in Public Life; the lack of Freedom of Information Legislation to hold ministers and big up public servants accountable for foolish actions. In fact, she would not have waisted any time in strenghtening the weakenesses in the PAC, or acknowledging the need for legislation to move the office of the Auditor General from just reporting, to having the power to stop accounting operations in various ministries that do not follow the financial rules with investigation towards getting effective change. She would have immediately sought to have Anticorruption Laws amended or enacted in a way that would please the people not the paltry few politicians who still do not have anything to worry about. She would have provided the people with a detail account ( names of persons and businesses) of why it was necessary to offer tax amnesty to these persons and businesses who have not paid taxes for decades. She would have waited to exalt her father with a Knighthood at later date. She would not have brought justification for such a large cabinet and when the justification proved to be wrong sought to fix it immediately. She would not have changed the consitution to accomodate friends but abided by what the consitution says. She would have also made it a point to have the people’s say in major island shifting and shaping endeavours that can impact their lives. She would not have been sending home persons but finding positions for friends, on the basis that she need many hands to make light work when there is so much pain in the air, too. Looka, I could go on with the list, so what I am going conclude here by asking is this. IS MIA MOTTLEY A GOOD LEADER OR A BAD LEADER AFTER 15 MONTHS in office?

    The SSS believes that Mia Mottley’s leadership so far is wanton. We know what those wanton deeds that were done to lead me to believe that it is so. So is she good or is she bad.

    RESPOND MR BLOGMASTER.

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  • You are free to believe what you want based on your reading and experience, so too the blogmaster. There are many scripts one can cite to support what are the characteristics of an effective leader. It is hard to imagine that a particular style would not be an embodiment of any effective leader.

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  • @ David,

    You could read the Barbados Today online Editorial.

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  • ” Dominant leader ” or spokesperson for her Ministers……or both.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Mr blogmaster

    I believe what I believe because I have learnt to see a true leader and his/her leadership as different to that of the various aspects management studies and its leadingship styles and roles. I have separated true leaders from roles of management so for me, we are talking about two completely different aspects of leadership for which a true leader is guided by a vision to make every thing that is wrong right.They have under them the mechanisms to put things in place and get people to do in accordance with their clear visions. They do not abuse their power base on their position, and they do not make it obvious that they are the leader. Those who have to do that are the power hungry mongrels who engage in the practice of authoritarianism. I cannot stress enough that they do what is right. They are transformational in their approaches and thinking. They want to see people stand on their own and put mechanisms in place to see that people can achieve that. They do not seek to blind people with their brilliance or operate in manner that casts doubt or create controversies by deciding on matters that are not clear or understood by the people.They seek to set the record straight on all matters and in simple terms. Again ,I ask you, Mr Blogmaster, is Mia Mottley a good leader or a bad one after 15 months in office? What attribute of her leadership, besides dominance, can bring one to conclude that she has produced the fruits worthy of a good leader?

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  • All of this could have been done by going into the house, amending the Bill and correcting whatever was wrong or thought to be wrong. Or bring new legislation and resolve the matter.
    This country has always been run by politics or polytricks and not policy. Any idiot would know that a government would score political points once money removed from anybody’s pocket is replaced. As I said it was the only political decision to make.
    This is no different from the UWI fees fiasco. Then we go back to when tax breaks of 12000 offered by then PM Bree St John (BLP) were back raised by then DLP (Richie Haynes) by 15000
    In more recent times the eight percent removed from the civil servants pocket by Sandiford (DLP) were returned by Arthur (BLP)
    Rest assured that if elections were held tomorrow and all the taxes recently enforced were promised to be removed , the party making the promise would do well at the polls.
    There are many on BU who apparently only started to follow politics from around the last decade or so. They are both Bees and Dees so hypocritical that to even respond to their crap is a complete waste of time.

    The Duopoly Rules

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  • @ my Dearest SSS

    You have made two substantive sequential posts that are superlative.

    They remove all the emotive useless opinionated chatter that the sheeple on Barbados Underground but the people on BU crave.

    You need to recognise that the syndrome of “parvi parvos delectant” or small things amuse small minds!

    A wise man can play the part of a fool Dearest SSS BUT A FOOL CANNOT PLAY THE PART OF A WISE MAN!!!

    And once you understand that differentiation then you are truly free.

    For a few moments THERE WILL BE NO RESPONSES TO YOUR PROFOUND INSIGHTS.

    That is because few understand and appreciate your comments.

    But shortly, you will expect that the plebian mentality will RETURN and the sheeple will start to chatter AT THE LEVEL OF THE TOILET!!!

    How are both of you doing? The grandson and I pray you are both well.

    Keep on keeping on Dearest SSS

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Hants

    I just read the article and the editor would have to be foolish to think Mottley would create a problem so she could solve it to reinforce the position that she is the solutions PM the people always wanted. Only Rogues does do them sort of things. But, but, but, it is interesting reading that put one and one together and came up truthfully about this Rogue in working. Mottley think that the way she has operated so far that a member of cabinet, a Director of Finance, a Director or Chairman of the NIS would have the balls to make such a drastic political decision without she knowing. Mottley orchestrated the busfare hike thing and this NIS thingsiebobbsie to see how the people would react and make it look like these were independent decisions without her knowledge. After being on top of everything else she would want people to believe that these two acts were randomly decided upon without her knowledge? The people are really foolish and this editorial was written by a grudgefull minded brute who got an axe to grind against the people’s PM.

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  • The brutal truth s that most Barbadians, on May 24, 2018, wanted the grossly incompetent Stuart and his mob removed from office and on May 5, we all thought, even f there was a danger in a 30/0 parliament, Mottley with her experience and common sense would not be as bad as the DLP government.
    She came in hysterically, waving bits of paper and claiming new contracts had been signed in the dying days of the last government. Most of us expected change.
    Then we got the default, no parliamentary discussion, and we later discovered that the deal with White Oaks had been signed on May 30, suggesting that Mottley and her advisers had been in talks before the general election, or if after, they had rushed in to the default decision. Since then, nothing progressive has taken place. We can list them all: LIAT, CARICOM, Venezuela, BERT, etc.
    So far, we have seen that Mottley is not a good leader and her management skills are virtually nil ie the way she treats her ministers. The nation needs a fresh start.

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  • And dont forget her treatment of thr pensioners Hal

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  • https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/241632/plea-bahamas

    really…yall think someone will put THEIR hardearned MONEY…in yall…TIEFING HANDS…then the victims in Bahamas get NOTHING, wuh i did not hear the Bahamas PM say send any cash…

    the last telethon yall had where people PLEDGED money and as we understand tons of money was collected when the victims a family of 5 feel into the Archcot caves due to NEGLIGENCE…to date..the people who collected the money and kept it in their law offices..the tiefing lawyers of course…….it is reported that they NEVER passed that money on to the GRANDMOTHER who had to raise that child singlehandedly and it’s been 12 LONG YEARS…YALL THIEVES…

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  • @ SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife September 4, 2019 8:35 PM
    “Donville is NOT my friend. I NEVER thought highly of him.
    But cuhdear man, stop telling lies. Donville is NOT in a Florida jail. In fact he is NOTin any jail at all.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    He might not be in “jail” but he clearly is in a ‘digital’ prison with an ankle bracelet monitoring his every move like a ‘real’ jail warden.

    Poor motor-mouth Don, he has taken the longest overseas vacation a Bajan politician has ever done. Even the burnt-out EWB did not take such long a sabbatical.

    Now he knows how it feels to be a real ‘small’ fry in a big American-made frying pan.
    He can no longer throw about his weight as he used to in Cabinet to make poor Fumble squeeze in his pooch to keep his mouth from barking.

    You sound similar to what Simon Peter did to his best buddy Jesus in that famous ‘Passion’ play.

    ‘Innocent’ Donville is sorely missing his Mount Gay black and easy living and in need of a good [jail] break back to Barbados where he would always be innocent and never found guilty because of Bar-bad-oes’ uniquely great justice system.

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  • “Bahamas Relief is calling on people to donate goods for immediate disaster relief, including: toiletries, diapers, canned goods, cleaning supplies, tents, water, and power generators.”

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  • Donks Gripe and Josh

    {{{{Hal Austin
    September 5, 2019 10:21 AM So far, we have seen that Mottley is not a good leader and her management skills are virtually nil ie the way she treats her ministers. The nation needs a fresh start.}}}

    A bully in a hurry.

    Rushing around from issue to issue achieving little. Sound and fury signifying nothing.

    The poor get poorer the rich get vat waivers, family and friends get knighthoods, lotto money consultancies and cushy diplomatic posts.

    Gun violence, daily shootings, highest murder rate and extraordinary fear in our once peaceful community will be lasting legacies of this administration.

    Who said not bout here?

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  • OR…ya can donate directly to Bahamas Red Cross…..the information is ONLINE…

    ….this is the first time i am ever hearing about a country totally demolished by a hurricane…refusing IMMEDIATE relief…through DRY GOODS and BARRELS…no one does that…what the hell are they going to do with cash now…that is for later, people are starving and need food and water…they will not put money first at this time…and there are FUNDS that are TRIGGERED..in natural disasters that are ALREADY available to them…

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  • @ Donks Gripe and Josh September 5, 2019 11:54 AM
    “The poor get poorer the rich get vat waivers, family and friends get knighthoods, lotto money consultancies and cushy diplomatic posts.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    “Plus ça change,plus c’est la même chose”; n’est-ce pas?

    Isn’t what you have just described the exact replica of an expanding mirror of what took place under the last DLP administration?

    Do the names Maloney & Gollop ring a bell of reminder to you?

    BTW, have both of these ‘well-endowed’ names made good their much needed contributions to the Treasury?

    Maybe “MAM’ is nothing more than a Robin Hood in reverse.

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  • The blogmaster records support to the national initiative to raise funds to assist The Bahamas in its restoration effort. What a horrific tragedy.

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  • @ David September 5, 2019 12:14 PM

    Agree. All support is needed at this time in accordance with the principle of ‘Noblesse Oblige’ and that of the Biblical injunction of being your brother’s keeper.

    Barbados has a surfeit of unemployed and underemployed skilled artisans who can be invited to go to the Bahamas to help with the reconstruction of that unfortunate territory.

    The Bajan government can foot the bill incurred by these artisans.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Hello my Sweet Piece

    We are fine. A few elevations in this and that but nothing to raise the alarm over according to the attending physician.

    You know that the SSS cares very little for what certain people have to say on here about her or anything she posts. My purpose is clear. I want rampart change! I want to see the people of Barbados enjoying a standard of living that is forged from good leadership and leaders with vision. I want people to face a court of law for doing shite in government that means all politicians.
    When one has determined what style of leadership Mottley is presenting to the people, then what. What will come next? Will we ask her to look at the 12 or 15 or 20 different leadership styles to correct any flaws we see in hers? As a leader of a country, you can only be categorised as good or bad. Mottley as a dominant and overpowering leader on an island that politicians does do what the shite they like, cannot be good. Shite is as shite does. Politicians doing shite leaders, leading like shites, means that the shite they do will influence people towards doing shite themselves. Why must she be dominant when her large cabinet is comprised of some of the most stimulating brains that are supposed to get things done. So me ask again, is Mottley a good leader or a bad leader after 15 months as Barbados first female PM?

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  • @ SSS

    So if what the SSS has written is true, then Mottley as a (‘moral’) leader would not have waisted any time in providing leadership that addresses the lack of Integrity and Accountability in Public Life; the lack of Freedom of Information Legislation to hold ministers and big up public servants accountable for foolish actions. In fact, she would not have waisted any time in strenghtening the weakenesses in the PAC, or acknowledging the need for legislation to move the office of the Auditor General from just reporting, to having the power to stop accounting operations in various ministries that do not follow the financial rules with investigation towards getting effective change. She would have immediately sought to have Anticorruption Laws amended or enacted in a way that would please the people not the paltry few politicians who still do not have anything to worry about. She would have provided the people with a detail account ( names of persons and businesses) of why it was necessary to offer tax amnesty to these persons and businesses who have not paid taxes for decades. She would have waited to exalt her father with a Knighthood at later date. She would not have brought justification for such a large cabinet and when the justification proved to be wrong sought to fix it immediately. She would not have changed the consitution to accomodate friends but abided by what the consitution says. She would have also made it a point to have the people’s say in major island shifting and shaping endeavours that can impact their lives. She would not have been sending home persons but finding positions for friends, on the basis that she need many hands to make light work when there is so much pain in the air, too. Looka, I could go on with the list, so what I am going conclude here by asking is this. IS MIA MOTTLEY A GOOD LEADER OR A BAD LEADER AFTER 15 MONTHS in office?

    The SSS believes that Mia Mottley’s leadership so far is wanton. We know what those wanton deeds that were done to lead me to believe that it is so. So is she good or is she bad.

    @ SSS

    Mr blogmaster

    I believe what I believe because I have learnt to see a true leader and his/her leadership as different to that of the various aspects management studies and its leadingship styles and roles. I have separated true leaders from roles of management so for me, we are talking about two completely different aspects of leadership for which a true leader is guided by a vision to make every thing that is wrong right.They have under them the mechanisms to put things in place and get people to do in accordance with their clear visions. They do not abuse their power base on their position, and they do not make it obvious that they are the leader. Those who have to do that are the power hungry mongrels who engage in the practice of authoritarianism. I cannot stress enough that they do what is right. They are transformational in their approaches and thinking. They want to see people stand on their own and put mechanisms in place to see that people can achieve that. They do not seek to blind people with their brilliance or operate in manner that casts doubt or create controversies by deciding on matters that are not clear or understood by the people.They seek to set the record straight on all matters and in simple terms. Again ,I ask you, Mr Blogmaster, is Mia Mottley a good leader or a bad one after 15 months in office? What attribute of her leadership, besides dominance, can bring one to conclude that she has produced the fruits worthy of a good leader?

    @ Hal

    The brutal truth s that most Barbadians, on May 24, 2018, wanted the grossly incompetent Stuart and his mob removed from office and on May 5, we all thought, even f there was a danger in a 30/0 parliament, Mottley with her experience and common sense would not be as bad as the DLP government.
    She came in hysterically, waving bits of paper and claiming new contracts had been signed in the dying days of the last government. Most of us expected change.
    Then we got the default, no parliamentary discussion, and we later discovered that the deal with White Oaks had been signed on May 30, suggesting that Mottley and her advisers had been in talks before the general election, or if after, they had rushed in to the default decision. Since then, nothing progressive has taken place. We can list them all: LIAT, CARICOM, Venezuela, BERT, etc.
    So far, we have seen that Mottley is not a good leader and her management skills are virtually nil ie the way she treats her ministers. The nation needs a fresh start.

    @ William Skinner

    All of this could have been done by going into the house, amending the Bill and correcting whatever was wrong or thought to be wrong. Or bring new legislation and resolve the matter.
    This country has always been run by politics or polytricks and not policy. Any idiot would know that a government would score political points once money removed from anybody’s pocket is replaced. As I said it was the only political decision to make.
    This is no different from the UWI fees fiasco. Then we go back to when tax breaks of 12000 offered by then PM Bree St John (BLP) were back raised by then DLP (Richie Haynes) by 15000
    In more recent times the eight percent removed from the civil servants pocket by Sandiford (DLP) were returned by Arthur (BLP)
    Rest assured that if elections were held tomorrow and all the taxes recently enforced were promised to be removed , the party making the promise would do well at the polls.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    You three have nailed it.

    @ Enuff aka Beavis can continue to cuss me but can’t take away these glaring facts.

    I have a Masters Degree in Management and have ran businesses in several countries so what is posted here is glaringly obvious unless one seeks to CONTINUE mislead the Public/Voters.

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  • Shame and DISGRACE…LYING ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY..

    Floridians are in this article…mobilizing to send WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE etc to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas…no one is REFUSING anything or asking for cash only….

    as Bajans would love to do also ..BUT ARE BEING STOPPED..but go online and google Bahamas Red Cross..

    https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDsBpDOHFdR8sAchNXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyajBycjRtBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQTA2MDdfMQRzZWMDc2M-/RV=2/RE=1567729860/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fwww.cnbc.com%2f2019%2f09%2f04%2fhow-to-help-victims-after-hurricane-dorian.html/RK=2/RS=xSXXw.9XZzs5DopWxaoqTvadl58-

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  • They are REQUESTING CERTAIN ITEMS…but not cash only.

    The Bahamas Red Cross Society
    Wire Transfer Option:
    Destination: CHASEU33 (IBK)JP Morgan Chase Bank
    New York ABA021000021

    Pay to Bank: /001 1 188448
    (BBK) ROYCBSNS
    RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited Nassau, Bahamas

    Beneficiary: /05165 289-423-6
    Bahamas Red Cross Society

    Donate With Credit Card

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  • We should add for the uninformed that the national effort to raise cash will be given to CEDEMA giVen its role.

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  • Food for thought. From the horse’s mouth.

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  • @

    I honestly do not know how to start this particular blog

    I started to address it to a particular person but then I stopped because I dun know the results of that so I going target you thd Honourable Blogmaster KNOWING THAT YOU ARE GOING TO COMPREHEND WHAT I AM WRITING AND WHY.

    you [david] have a nasty and disturbing habit of starting an article about the Dominant Style of Mugabe and ending up taking that topic and talking bout Dorian.

    You [david] have a nasty habit of telling lies

    You [david] said and I quote

    “…as Bajans would love to do also ..BUT ARE BEING STOPPED..but go online and google Bahamas Red Cross…”

    I want you [david] to show my RH where bajans are being stopped from making donations.

    [David] there is no RH airport at the moment in Abaco AND the state of Emergency in The Bahamas means that the logistics of sending a RH barrel to a fvucking country that DOES NOT HAVE AN AIRPORT means that the fvucking barrels will end up someplace other than the Bahsmas or Abaco and your RH money spent on a barrel sill be a Waste Foop!!!

    Do you [david] understand the logic in this matter or will every effing submission you make, be about making de RH issue political WHEN THE FUCKERY IS NOT POLITICAL?

    Do you understand when to make an issue a political one and when to focus on facts?

    Or is every single thing you are going to post here [david] be a RH lie?

    I’ll be yah Huckleberry cause the real David sidestepping you BUT I WILL NOT SIDESTEP YOU OR ANYONE ELSE who feels that they entitled to high Jack de rassh**e seriousness of these subjects.

    Go to that effing Dorian topic and post that shit [david]

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  • Now back to Mugabe and thd subject matter

    In a different post on Barbados Underground Mr Vincent Codrington commented on the Debt Holder’s Restructuring Bill Sham

    Which brings us to the crux of this matter

    The Timbre of Leadership and Mugabe’s total deficit of Morals and Commitment to her Dishonest Manifesto.

    This is another example of the 15 months of legacy of this administration

    And it is these things that point to lack of character which overshadows style and management capacity much like Idi Amin and King Leopold II were also “leaders”

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  • Why has Mottley gone to the Bahamas? Is she an emergency worker? The woman is full of herself. She urgenty needs counselling.

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  • Chastanet needs counseling too?

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  • Who the hell s Chastanet? I am interested in Barbados. She is getting in the way of the emergency services the way the Clintons did in Haiti. She is a PR freak, an obsessive. . She should stay t home and lead the support campaign.

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  • Hal AustinSeptember 5, 2019 2:13 PM

    Why has Mottley gone to the Bahamas? Is she an emergency worker? The woman is full of herself. She urgenty needs counselling.

    Mia and the prime minister of St. Lucia gone to the Bahamas to me with the prime minister of the Bahamas. I tell you to stop bullshitting and pretending you know what is going on in Caricom. What you should be doing, instead of proving you are only asking question because you can type, is tell us what the hell is going on in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, My understanding is the House of Lords will try to filibuster and run out the clock rather that vote on the bill will ensure BoJo has to got to the EU and ask for an extension pass the October 31 deadline.
    Don’t sounds like you have great leadership in the UK parliament to me.

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  • ….vote on the bill that will ensure BoJo has to go to the EU*….

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  • Mottley is doing the right thing, demonstrating leadership on the regional front. For a good cause too.

    Well done!

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  • You won’t know leadership – good or bad – if it fell on your head.

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  • Says who? Some one who does not know the difference between a High Commission and Embassy?

    #bullocksw

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  • Exactly. I rest my case.

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  • Go and have a look at BBC news and see true leadership by a Prime Minister, a leader without a majority.

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  • Leadership style on the island….via lawyers..

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/241636/pile-sentenced-prison

    “Attorney Vonda Pile has been jailed for three years for stealing a client’s money in 2009.

    However she was given credit for the 94 days she has spent on remand and will serve the remaining two years 271 days. The sentence was just imposed by Justice Pamela Beckles in the No.5 Supreme Court. The judge said the offence was so serious only a custodial sentence was appropriate.”

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  • I don’t have to. I can spend my time trying to unscramble your poor grammar.

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  • @ Hal Austin

    Who the hell s Chastanet? I am interested in Barbados. She is getting in the way of the emergency services the way the Clintons did in Haiti. She is a PR freak, an obsessive. . She should stay t home and lead the support campaign.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I WONDER WHO ONTHE ISLAND IS TAKING CARE OF THE ONGOING VICTIMS OF HURRICANE BERT WHOSE CATEGORY IS APPROACHING 5 FOR THE POOR AND VULNERABLE ON THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS.

    MIA UNFORTUNATELY IS A PR HOG AND ENJOYS FREQUENT FLYING MORE THAN HER PREDECESSOR STUART SHE ACCUSED OF SAME THING AND WHO WAS RIGHTLY CRITICIZED WHILST THE ISLAND LANGUISH.

    SHE IS NOT A RESCUE WORKER OR A TECHNICAL EXPERT IN ANY AREA THAT CAN BENEFIT THE ISLANDS OF BAHAMAS REELING FROM THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HURRICANE DORIAN.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @WURA-WAR-on-USeptember 5, 2019 12:39 PM “Floridians are in this article…mobilizing to send WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE etc to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas…no one is REFUSING anything or asking for cash only….”

    There are well established shipping routes between the Bahamas and Florida. Such shipping (or air) links do not exist between Barbados and the Bahamas. For those people who live in Barbados money is the best thing to give. If I was living in Florida, of course I would give supplies, as I gave supplies when Dominica, a less than 200 mile overnight trip by fishing boat was hit 2 years ago. But since I live in Barbados, more than 1400 miles from the Bahamas I will give money, and the relief organizations can use the money to buy supplies from Miami which is less than 200 miles from Miami.

    If I gave supplies how do I get it quickly to the Bahamas?

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  • How about unscrambling this.

    #buffoon

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  • “We should add for the uninformed that the national effort to raise cash will be given to CEDEMA giVen its role.”

    HELLO…raise what…many have already DONATED…through the same Bahamas Redcross……DIRECTLY..

    and many have already MADE ARRANGEMENTS…to donate DRY GOODS…immediate RELIEF… that is really needed….won’t go to waste…there is already SHOOTINGS going on in Abaco…the only way to stabilize that suitation is to make sure people have no reason to go looking for food and water and basic necessities…they are SPECIFYING what dry goods should be donated…only an ass would not know wat SPECIFIC MEANS…it does not means CASH ONLY…

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  • “If I gave supplies how do I get it quickly to the Bahamas?”

    People are already making arrangements..

    but AIN’T YALL GOT A BIG ABLE 747 WIDE BODIED if ya please…..flying the Barbados flag….wuh this is the BEST time to put that BEAST to work for a good cause…lol. lol…

    ah heard it was flown to US recently,, wuh that is a hop skip and a jump to Bahamas…

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @TLSNSeptember 5, 2019 1:11 PM “Food for thought. From the horse’s mouth.”

    I LOVE the little short guy. But tired of seeing this tape over and over and over again. Political partisans disagree. Who cares? Listening to this is like listening to a divorced person complaining over and over again about the faults of their former spouse. Who cares? Boring.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Hal AustinSeptember 5, 2019 2:13 PM “Why has Mottley gone to the Bahamas? Is she an emergency worker? The woman is full of herself. She urgenty needs counselling.”

    So when David Thompson tried to go to Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake (a much more massive disaster, right in the capital city). He was stopped in the Dominican Republic because Port au Prince was in no position to receive a head of state. I did not hear any complaints from you.

    The Bahamas is a long archipelago and I’ve heard that the capital 88 miles from the disaster area is in great shape, so our Prime Minister’s face to face with the Bahamian political leaders and emergency officials is not out of order.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Hal AustinSeptember 5, 2019 2:13 PM “She urgenty needs counselling.”

    So as well as being a senior editor, you is a psychiatrist now too? And diagnosing from 4,210 miles away, never having met the “patient”? You wah have to be a boss den.

    Lolll!!!

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  • Simple…am told the Barbados FamilyPlanning Association are accepting donations, so you can contact them and see which items they specify, and check around for others who are also organizing.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @WURA-WAR-on-USeptember 5, 2019 3:47 PM “Simple…am told the Barbados FamilyPlanning Association are accepting donations.”

    I have a dozen or more condoms in the freezer which were given to my young guests who were on the road for Crop Over. I am unlikely to be able to use them all up in the few years I have left, the Barbados Family Planning Association may be able to make use of them.

    But I will also be giving cash to CDEMA, the Red Cross my church, or the Salvation Army.

    Because today is dem, tomorrow it may be me.

    However I don’t want to see the issue politicized or trivialized.

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  • @SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLifeSeptember 5, 2019 3:45 PM

    Pay no attention to the self hating bullshitter from the Ivy. He types because he can and not because he has anything of substance to say. The jackass doesn’t even know the names of the leaders in Caricom, but feels at liberty to criticise everything they say or do. I hope the people of Barbados know what to do if/when BoJo and Farage kicks his sorry ass back to the Ivy.

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  • “However I don’t want to see the issue politicized or trivialized.”

    That is why i made sure people KNOW that they can DONATE DIRECTLY to the Bahamas…cash money…and that they can DONATE DRY GOODS…contrary to what is being told to them by Mia no less….and so that politicians do not use it for political mileage…or bad intent…and for photo ops to big up themselves as they are prone to do, they are the only ones who look for mileage out of any situation…be it death or birth….disaster or otherwise…

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  • @SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife,

    When Arthur made this speech way back, I said that he sounded like a bitter old man who was envious of the up and coming and clearly ambitious Mia. This view was probably shared by the majority of Barbadians at the time.

    Given what we have learned of Mia’s leadership since she became Prime Minister. I believe that your good self and your fellow citizens should reevaluate Arthur’s speech. It was powerful back then and today it sounds like a speech made by a prophet.

    This speech reminds me of a similar one in tone to Sir Geoffrey Howe’s when he put the sword into Margaret Thatcher’s reign by delivering the most deadly of speeches in the House of Parliament which led to her falling on her sword.

    I found your comments not only patronising but very sad.

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  • @Bajan in New York

    I know Chastanet is PM of St Lucia. My question was rhetorical. But I am becoming concerned about your interest in Brexit – it seems a bit obsessive for someone based in New York. People in the UK are not that obsessed. Are we missing something? Maybe we need a Trump.
    Give one example of me criticising a CARICOM leader, apart from Stuart/Mottley/Commissiong, anyone for any reason? Bajan Condition again, make it up as you go along.

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  • Leadership for hurricane relief in Bahamas…..if ya have the money….then the citizens, donate accordingly….there is a gofund to repatriate a Canadian killed by the storm.

    “Freeland and Monsef said in the statement that Canada is announcing up to $500,000 in emergency assistance to support humanitarian organizations regarding disaster relief.”

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  • Hal is all bluster. He had ample opportunity to question the PM at the Townhall Meeting in London and left when the Q&A started. I tell wunna already that I was informed he behaved as if he were representing the Royals. What are the lead responsibilities for Chastanet and Mottley within the Caricom HoGs as PMs of St Lucia and Bdos? Always talking without info. Just souse in clothes.

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  • @ Enuff aka Beavis

    THIS WOMAN HAS LEARNT WELL FROM YOU AND YOUR CROOKED BLP COLLEAGUES LIES AND DECEPTION.

    IN THIS CASE A 20-YEAR-OLD PONZI SCHEME.

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    ‘Over $500,000’ owed

    “All we want is our money back!”

    This is the plea from a group of irate members of the meeting turn savings scheme organised by Alicia Francis, who say despite their commitment to the arrangement over several years, Francis has been ‘dodging’ them when it comes to paying them the money they have been owed ever since July this year, which according to them adds up to over $500,000.

    One member, Keisha, told Barbados TODAY, “Our meeting started on March 8, we were told it was for one year, and the payout money we were told for what we were throwing was $10,000. We took our money faithfully every week, Alicia would pick it up or we would drop it off at her home. In July a friend of hers called and said the meeting was facing some challenges. When I spoke to Alicia, she said two people owed money and had the meeting in trouble. I suggested to her that if she could not pay anyone the full amount, she could pay out half, then pay the other half once things improved.”

    She explained: “Alicia agreed to that, and she sent me a list of names of people to call who she said owed her. I called them, and one day she came to me with payments from two of those people and said she would collect money from the third person later that day. But for whatever reason, she has been blocking some of us from her phone.”

    Another member, Nikita, said the meeting turn coordinator sometimes appeared depressed and disoriented when she went to see her to ask about her funds.

    “In May I went by Alicia to pay my meeting. When I got there she was in her bedroom, she looked disoriented and she was crying. She said one of the members, who she drives around with as she goes to collect money, owed her $60,000 and she wanted him to pay it because it has her “offset”. She said he told her he was going for a loan for that amount that would come through in two weeks and when it did, she would get the money to put it back on track. I did not pay it any mind after that because I figured she would get it sorted out.”

    Nikita said, “I was paying in $2,000 a week, and one week in May I was short by $240, and she sent several nasty texts and messages to my phone because of that. I mustered up the funds and paid her, but then when my turn was due in July, I was owed $10,000 and when she came to me, she only gave me $3,000. That put me in a bind, and when I went to her house a few days later, I went on the road with her as she was collecting money from another member, and later that week I got $3,000 more.”

    “The following week I had a $5,000 turn, so I let her deduct my weekly from it so she could just give me the balance. I told Alicia I could not go through another week as I had to travel, and at that point I got the remainder of my money. My uncle, my cousin and his wife also got theirs at that time and they were owed $10,000 as well.”

    Nikita said she suggested that Alicia put up the names of the people who owed her on social media and the amount of weeks they had not paid to make an effort to collect the outstanding funds. She said Alicia told another section of the press she was willing to do that, but so far she had not reached out to any of the members of the savings plan. In fact, no one has seen her, nor has she been answering her phone.

    When asked whether they had reported the matter to the police, Keisha said, “Several of our members have reported her to police stations in the areas where they live, and [the police] have lists of people to whom she owes money.” Keisha added that while Alicia said she herself had gone to the police, the officers she spoke to have no record of her ever having done so.

    One of the members said, “We realise that when people threaten her, she pays them their money, but we don’t want to take any extreme measures lest we end up in trouble with the law. We just want to know what is happening with our money; we can live with an arrangement where she can give people back their money over time.”

    Efforts to reach Alicia Francis this evening were unsuccessful .

    However, in a previous interview Francis denied benefitting from the money.

    “I just want you all to know that I have never dipped my hand into your money. I didn’t change my car from a Swift to a jeep out of anyone’s money. In the 19 years I ran this meeting I never touch this meeting money to do my own thing.

    “I know how you all feel. I feel bad. I went into a shell, but I did not steal anyone’s money or give any money to anybody. The meeting ran into difficulty, but when I should have taken charge of it, I went into a shell when the first social media posts came out talking about where I live, and people even put up my cell number and landline number.” Francis added that at one time her phone was out of order, but she was driving around reassuring people that the meeting was still up and running.

    She also pleaded with the defaulters to pay her what they owed, and apologised for her delays in paying the people whose turns were due.

    “In order for me to go forward with the meeting turn like I did for 19 years, I would like the people – you all know who you all are – that got turns, that are not willing to pay back, I am begging you all to please pay the meeting money so it can go back on track.” (DH)

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/04/over-500000-owed/

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    I warned you that you were starting a riot and you got a riot. I am not sure what was the real objective. I am sure, framed differently ,you might have achieved a more useful outcome.Anyhow that is your style.

    @ Piece the Legend

    What are you trying to do to this poor, peaceful and polite pensioner? I thought you had my back. Wuh Loss !!!

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  • Leadership during hurricane relief efforts to Bahamas……

    “Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that Trinidad and Tobago will assist the Bahamas with soldiers, electricity workers and US$500,000.”

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  • Baje September 5, 2019 5:21 PM
    “THIS WOMAN HAS LEARNT WELL FROM YOU AND YOUR CROOKED BLP COLLEAGUES LIES AND DECEPTION.
    IN THIS CASE A 20-YEAR-OLD PONZI SCHEME.”
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    We think you are mixing up your conmen (and women).

    You mean to say the “woman has learnt well” from Greenverbs Parris and his crooked friends in the now decimated deceitful lying party.

    Now who is the biggest leper in Bim? The skeleton Thompson, Lord Fumble or his bosom pal Greenverbs Parris?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    If a meeting Turn/Sou Sou teaches $500000 in liabilities ,should it not attract the attention of the finance regulatory body?

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  • @Hants

    Read it.

    What the editorial ignores is that the country is broke. The IMF pointed this out when Glyne Murray rubbished a UPP candidate on air for bring it up.

    We cannot continue business as usual. Many of these MPs in parliament are incompetent and or inexperience. Mottley does not have the luxury of allowing time to use trainer wheels. The country is in deep shit. You may recall Duguid mouthing and implementing a lot of rubbish at the start of his tenure.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2017/04/21/nis-reserves-projected-by-imf-to-be-exhausted-in-2037-upp-candidate-craig-harewood-muted-by-vob/

    ‘The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership.’ – IMF Website The

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU.

    The reserves/surplus fund of the NIS is not the same as the NIS funding. Present pensions are paid out of subscriptions of present contributors to the Fund.I have repeated this OBVIOUS fact several times before. The referenced report specifies reserves. The biggest threat to the fund is the reducing ratio of workers to pensioners.

    @ Is Barbados really broke? Explain?

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  • @ Mr. Vincent Codrington

    I apologise if the article is troublesome.

    I have pledged that I will ONLY SPEAK WORDS OF TRUTH till I depart this clime.

    With that pledge comes my commitment to AND support for only for Words of Truth, as yours are.

    There is much to be done AND LITTLE TIME, so we dont have the luxury to waste with soft soaping the facts.

    Either Mugabe changes her modus OPERANDUM to the truth OR WE WILL REPLACE HER TOO like the DLP!

    And since the leopard cannot change its spots we are now engaged and embarked to change her too!

    What you said all those weeks ago

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  • @Vincent

    What does running a deficit on current account for many years translate to?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at 8:05 PM

    Poor/uninspired managenent of the finances of GoB.

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  • @ Miller

    Baje September 5, 2019 5:21 PM
    “THIS WOMAN HAS LEARNT WELL FROM YOU AND YOUR CROOKED BLP COLLEAGUES LIES AND DECEPTION.
    IN THIS CASE A 20-YEAR-OLD PONZI SCHEME.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We think you are mixing up your conmen (and women).

    You mean to say the “woman has learnt well” from Greenverbs Parris and his crooked friends in the now decimated deceitful lying party.

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    I AGREE WITH YOUR FEEDBACK HOWEVER THERE IS NO DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN BLP OR DLP modus operation.

    BARBADOS NEEDS A REAL CHANGE OF LANDSCAPE WITH BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES AND THEIR ENABLERS BEING WIPED OFF THE MAP.

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  • @ Baje September 5, 2019 8:51 PM

    Yes indeed, Baje!
    Just a classic case of the Tweedling Dumb Dems and Tweedling Bumming Bees.

    The 2018 campaign of BLP promises of change was just a rerun of the DLP campaign of false hope.

    Same old same old bullshit of exchanging one set of crooks for another set of con men and women.

    Both were undertaken to propel incestuously-friendly political egomaniacs to power to fulfill childhood dreams; not to change the socio-economic landscape of Barbados in order to propel further its human development as experienced under the steadfast Grantley Adams, the bold and brave EWB and the imaginative Tom Adams.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    David@Hants

    Read it.

    What the editorial ignores is that the country is broke. The IMF pointed this out when Glyne Murray rubbished a UPP candidate on air for bring it up.

    We cannot continue business as usual. Many of these MPs in parliament are incompetent and or inexperience. Mottley does not have the luxury of allowing time to use trainer wheels. The country is in deep shit. You may recall Duguid mouthing and implementing a lot of rubbish at the start of his tenure.
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    What the cunt hole she went with a big cabinet to do if she knows she has a bunch of inexperience dodo birds on her hand? You ripped a new ass hole in the DLP for a lot of their shite but with Rogue Works Mottley, she can do no wrong for you, em is AOK. Your double standards are showing Mr Blogmaster et al. But, you do not give a rats ass in this situation, your party in power; AND THE SAUCE AWAITS! Mia must be protected at every turn of a new matter. Blasted two face snake. All hail King David,

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Dear Sunny Sun Shine: All of us are inexperienced at some time. We can only gain experience by actually doing the job. Why cuss a Cabinet Minister because he or she is inexperienced.

    Weren’t the revered Grantley Adams, Errol Barrow, Tom Adams, Bree St. John, Erskine Sandiford, Owen Arthur, Fruendel Stuart, Mia Mottley and many others not also inexperienced the first day they sat in Cabinet?

    Experience can only be gained by doing the job.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Sir Simple Simon POF

    Madam, reel and come again. The politics to which you, I, and many others have grown accustomed too in Barbados would make any of us believe that even the season politicians are experiencing- inexperienced. When you have under so many ministries financial irregularities that those with the experience should be experienced enough to put stop-gap measures in place to deal with these issues, we are all left to wonder why it is overlooked and what the heck they are doing. When we leave our institutions to run debilitated and rising cost for maintenance turns into mash-up millions, buyback millions, completely renovate or rebuild millions, how much experience is experienced enough to know that you need a cyclic plan? When we see so much backward approaches to progression that are setting us back several years instead of pushing us forward, we are left to wonder about their experience. Prior to winning the election, they were experienced enough on the campaign trail to articulate their party’s position on a number of issues that rightfully label the stinking DLP as complete misfits. They had time to prepare and time to orient themselves while in their respective roles as shadow ministers. What is the experience that they need? Time to learn the fine points of public speaking? They were doing that! Time to learn how to deal with conflicts arising? They were speaking on those! Time to learn how to stamp their authority in their respective ministries? It was obvious they needed to that! Time to learn how to run a ministry? They only needed an orientation on that! This is not a hospital or a firm where you get on the jobs training and a period of probation. They had ample time to plan, strategise and consult in situ positions. Have you not notice that since post-1966 all the experience that is needed for you to become an experienced seasoned politician has brought Barbados to the point of ruin? Who or what brought us here- EXPERIENCE OR INEXPERIENCE? How much more experience do we need before we start experiencing experiences that would make us feel proud of those we elected? How much is how much?

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  • The great Robert Mugabe has just passed away.

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  • Check your spam blogmaster. I stated that the president of Zimbabwe has just passed away.

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  • Nurse again protests non-payment of benefits

    A retired nurse has resumed her protest against the discontinuation of her invalidity benefit with a reduced pension despite the Prime Minister’s assurances that the policy was to end.

    Speaking to Barbados TODAY at her Chelston Avenue, St Michael home, Harris said that the joy of hearing the announcement by Prime Minister Mottley that she would soon receive her dues was short-lived as her telephone was disconnected yesterday.

    This, said Janice Harris, 56, led her to protest once again from Collymore Rock to the Treasury Building on Bridge Street.

    She said: “I took to the streets of Barbados yesterday to represent the medically unfit because we are a people who have contributed to the nation of Barbados and we have been through a very hard time where our bills are not being paid to time and many are facing a very rough time in their lives.

    “When the Prime Minister said our pensions was going to be paid back, I felt joy, I felt praises, I gave God thanks for moving the heart of the Prime Minister of Barbados.”

    After her protest in Bridgetown, she became dehydrated, she claimed, and went to the Welfare Department in search of help from her sister, a welfare office, who she was told was on vacation. She was told that she could receive assistance with her utility bills as well as a voucher for food after an officer heard her plight.

    She said: “When I look at the Welfare Department, I look at it for people who are less fortunate and I do not believe that we that contribute to this nation should be in a place to receive from Welfare because they are people in this country who cannot afford to pay their bills and they are in a situation where they are not working.

    “Welfare Department has its issues and its moments and [does] not need the medically unfit people who have contributed to the nation of Barbados.

    “But I give God thanks and praise for the welfare department who came to my needs.”

    Harris said Government did not swiftly put a system in place so affected workers are not forced to live in poverty conditions.

    She said: “My question to the administration of the Barbados Labour Party, why was a system not put in place to assist the medically unfit people whose pensions were taken away?

    “At this point in time, I do not have a problem if my pension from the treasury was taken to fulfil the needs of the debts of Barbados. I can live with $956 monthly provided my mortgage is being paid.

    “It is a challenge for me where I am forced to live in a poverty condition. We that are medically unfit have gone into a crisis that is so painful and so hurtful and at times it brings tears to my eyes.”

    Harris became emotional as she indicated her utilities are due for disconnection.

    She said she has also been placed in the debt collectors’ hands by Unicomer Barbados for outstanding debts she has with furnishers Courts.

    She made an impassioned plea for reinstatement of her benefits.

    She said: “Until the pensions are being restored what do we do in this country? It is sad it is painful and I pray to God that there will be a speedy recovery of the pensions being paid by next week.

    “The Prime Minister has given an order, a command, and in Jesus’s name, I want those that are responsible for giving the authorization to the Barbados Treasury to [authorize the payments].

    “Because the Treasury cannot pay and would not pay any pensions until the authorization is given.

    “I feel that the words of the Prime Minister of Barbados should be carried out and as the leader of our nation, speaking with authority that those that have a duty to perform shall not delay any more.

    “This is six months I am like this and I am asking you in the name of Jesus you that are responsible for giving the Barbados Treasury the authorization please, please, we have suffered enough, we have hurt enough, we have mourned and I am asking you to have consideration that we have our bills to pay and give the Barbados Treasury the authority to restore back our pensions.”

    Harris first appeared in Barbados TODAY when she stood outside Parliament’s gates in protest after her $628 pension was reduced to $47.51 three months ago because she also received an invalidity benefit of over $800.

    Since May 29, Harris has been receiving payments of the $47.51 which she returned to the Treasury as she deemed it “a disgrace” to receive money on which she cannot live.

    She said: “ It is more than an injustice. It is unbearable and it cannot be described. It is too much pain and sorrow that we the medical unfit people have been in this nation.

    “We have served the Government of this nation, we have devoted our lives to this nation and I do not believe that it should go pass next week. The Prime Minister gave an order and it should be done right away.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/06/nurse-again-protests-non-payment-of-benefits/

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  • Hopefully this is THE NEW LEADERSHIP STYLE FOR THE FUTURE…on the island and not the continuation of a bunch of arrogant empty headed black people in parliament who can only talk about foreign investment with the DISENFRANCHISING to the majority CONCESSIONS that steals money from generations of bajans….and all of them continue to PRETEND…that the population cannot THINK for nor HELP THEMSELVES, CREATE, NOR INNOVATE……useless leadership..it is indeed UGLY that not one of them had the intelligence to see how distructive that BACKWARD practice is to generations of young people…..not one of them in the last 50 years…..they all prostrate themselves before foreign companies to the DETRIMENT..of creative bajans…damn idiots…

    …and this government is still doing it re medical marijuana and still talking SHITE about a company must leave 30% for the island but not telling ya that those same foreign companies WILL DEMAND….20 and 25 years of CONCESSIONS that will add up to billions in losses for Bajans over decades…as is the NORM…the people end up with very little to nothing……but ya government is TOO STUPID AND GREEDY…to calculate those losses to the people, they only know how to calculate BRIBES TO THEMSELVES….they continue to INSTILL the DEPENDENCY SYNDROME….worse still…it is Bajans have the skills to make BOTH INDUSTRIES a success for THEMSELVES and the island……NOT FOREIGN COMPANIES..

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/241370/-energy-bajan-hands

    For renewable energy….the PEOPLE have the SKILLS…

    For medical marijuana …the PEOPLE have the SKILLS..

    Both governments have displayed nothing BUT BAD LEADERSHIP….for over 60 years.

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  • And Mia is STILL LYING to disabled people…she is the minister of finance, the NIS cannot proceed unless SHE greenlights it…and she REFUSES to give the go ahead …but lying and blaming NIS, the BOARD is to be blamed fir cutting the benefits in the first place and we can be sure it was with Mia’s blessing……WICKED leadership…and pretending she cares about Bahamas victims…oh please…pure photo ops..

    Ya cannot care about anyone unless ya care about YA OWN PEOPLE FIRST.

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  • The blogmaster has posted on the size of Mottleys cabinet for those who are able to receive the point.

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  • And it was posted. It never went to spam. Some of you should invest in a penata.

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Many other posters before de ole man have, like you, commented on the burdensome size of the overweight Mugabe AND HER OVERWEIGHT CABINET.

    let us put this in clearer perspective here so that all readers, BOTH THE PEOPLE AND THE SHEEPLE, can understand this phenomenon

    Do you remember de ole man’s submission and prediction?

    Let me refresh your memory with this Stoopid Cartoon about the matter

    De ole man will explain to readers the reasoning behind this Prophecy.

    Mugabe, the one who yet lives, BY APPOINTING 26 MINISTERS confirms de ole man’s prediction and submission!!!

    What Mugabe is saying to all bajans “if I barely lef out one of these inexperienced and incompetent BLP members MY ASS IS GRASS!!!!

    Because it will meant that ” these formerly unemployed AND UNEMPLOYABLE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH, would all have been technically THE CURRET GOVERNMENT, but I Mugabe WOULD HAVE BEEN UNSBLE TO GOVERN 25 sticks of Dynamite

    I, Mugabe, would have had a Guy Fawkes Configuration sitting right under my sizeable ass, and that was untenable.

    Now mind you, while she is managing to show a front of solidarity to Jane and John Public, THE FACT IS THAT THERE IS MUCH UNREST IN HER 15 MONTH OLD MINISTERIAL MILESTONE.

    looka how she treating big men like boys!!

    Speaking about which, de grandson mekking up a video wid all she snafus

    Where she cutting off BIG RH MENSES and tekking off lil boy hats in front de TV.

    And you AND DEM dun know dat dem is she lil boy toys heheheheh

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  • Now Mia would use every Dorian photo op to boost her image
    In the meanwhile hundreds of barbadians suffer in silence
    The people her needs jobs so they can feed their families and pay their bills
    Mia is yet to put a growth plan in place for the economic growth of the country
    It is apparantly clear that Mia sole interest is a sickening self interest that relies on photo ops having a sensational glow of savouring approval

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here thank you kindly

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  • More organizations that are handling…DIRECT..hurricane relief for Bahamas victims..

    HeadKnowles Emergency Fund

    Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief

    The Kohn Foundation

    Atlantis Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief

    Lend a Hand Bahamas

    Caribbean Tourism Organization Hurricane Relief

    Global Giving Hurricane Relief

    Bahamas Red Cross

    Hope 4 Hopetown – Abacos Islands Relief

    Dorian Relief Effort

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    She selected those persons for a purpose. She hit the ground running with her many hands at her feet, head and sides. The situation that she was faced with was dire. After 15 months, Mr Blogmaster, you think they should still be drinking milk from a baby bottle and Mottley having to tell them, which milk will not give them the belly? Time provided her with the opportunity to put her house in order amidst the boldness of this administration to tell bajans WATCH MA, WE GOT THIS! The DLP was piss poor, the expectation from the BLP was that they had learnt the lessons well from their messed up past mistakes and those of a highly incompetent bunch of DLP bone corrupt brutes. What has she brought to the mix that says she has learnt those lessons well? To whom much is given much is expected. She justified her big cabinet, and if she got to be at every cockfight for them, then she should do the right thing and shuffle their asses or reduced their numbers. Sometimes, you get a lot more done with less.

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  • Mia is a very fake and pretentious person
    Watch how quickly she reaches out to speak on helping the people of the Bahamas
    However when the pensioners cries for a six month period was being heard loud and clear across local and social media and directly up in her face outside parliament
    Mia said nothing
    Mia one not to miss a media beat jumps first on the Bahamian line to seek help for the Bahamian people while her people at home continue to suffer
    Needless to say the picture that Mia wants to portray of having a kind and gentle heart falls short and miserably a picture being unable to capture the same sensitive actions for the barbadian people who continue to suffer because of harsh and unrealistic IMF policies .

    #####fakemiaphotoopps

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