Grenville Phillips Column – No Pride, No Industry

Barbadians were an exceptionally enterprising people.  During slavery, our fore-parents were forced to work without payment.  After slavery, they were paid for their labour.  But the evidence of their labour, both during and after slavery, showed that they produced work to an exceptionally high standard.

By the time of our Independence, most Barbadians had marketable skills by the age of 18 years.  Those skills included: masonry, carpentry, joinery, seam-stressing, weaving, tailoring, barbering, baking, nursing, teaching, book-keeping, farming, fishing, boat-building, machining, and the various trades required on the plantations and businesses where many of them worked.  Barbadians were justifiably proud of their industriousness.

The Barbados public service was one of the most professional and well managed of all nations.  It employed the most qualified Barbadians.  By the time of our Independence, it appeared to exceed the international management standard, ISO 9001.

Rural Barbados was mostly a collection of communities, that were connected to plantations.  Those who worked on the plantations had access to small lots, where they could plant canes and vegetables.  Those in the community supported each other.  They reaped each-others’ canes, built each-others’ houses, and shared each-others’ vegetables.

There were disagreements within families and neighbours.  But no disagreement affected the unspoken, but understood duty to those in the community.  Then something happened after our Independence to divide every community in Barbados, and the duty to share stopped.    Something also infected our public service at this time, and our professional public service came to an end.  What happened?

In 1950, everyone 21 years and over became entitled to vote.  In 1964, this was reduced to 18 years.  So, politicians visited the communities in search for votes.  Our politicians could not promise employment in the public sector, because it was protected.  So, they encouraged Barbadians to hate who they considered to be our common enemy – the white merchants and planters.

Barbados became Independent in 1966.  To prevent Barbados from self-destructing, our Constitution protected our professional public service from political abuse.  It did this by giving the Governor General the sole duty to hire, discipline and fire public workers.

Our politicians cleverly removed this protection by legislating intermediate politically appointed bodies to manage the public service.  They then recommended old-age pensioners to the post of Governor General.  Once the Governor Generals were sufficiently distracted with tiresome ceremonial duties, our professional public service became exposed to political abuse.

As each political administration sent thousands of their unqualified supporters to Government departments, they went from being highly professional to highly politicised.  Engineering is a classic example.

There were about 10 chartered engineers in three government departments in the 1970s.  One decade later, there was not a single chartered engineer to be found in the entire public service of Barbados.  Further, when it was brought to their attention that unqualified persons were occupying Engineering posts, the posts were simply renamed to Technical Officer, which automatically qualified their previously unqualified supporters.  The tragic effect on quality was foreseen.

Whenever the government changed, the winning political party sent home many of the losing party’s supporters, and filled the public service with their own.  Getting work generally did not depend on competence, but on party loyalty.

The unqualified political supporters could be quickly promoted to management positions above more qualified persons.  Since the least competent persons could be the most successful, there was little incentive for individuals to pursue excellence.  Public services quickly became extremely poorly managed, and very low standards became the new normal.

In the communities, people no longer depended on each-other, but on their politicians.  Households proudly declared their political party affiliation, and communities became firmly divided along political party lines.

Approximately 40 years ago, our politicians achieved what two hundred years of slavery never did.  They destroyed our sharing communities, dismantled our professional public service, erased our desire for excellence, and got us to blame each other for their corrupting mismanagement.

To sustain their achievements, they have convinced the current generation of Barbadians that incompetence must be tolerated, because it is the best that descendants of slaves can achieve.  They have also brainwashed their most extreme supporters, to deprive anyone who dares to question their performance.

After our politicians got the merchants to fund their political parties, our politicians had to find a new enemy for us to hate – ourselves.

 

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

 

224 comments

  • Vincent Codrington

    I know I am going to get some opposition, but there is enough truth in this submission to earn an A-
    I have witnessed a marked deterioration in the quality and output of the Public Service over the past 15 years. A deterioration that requires an in depth analysis.

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  • We have seen the rise of the political class and a concomitant infiltration of political agenda everywhere including the public service.

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  • Well said Grenville but how do we change what decades have created?

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  • Another brutal expose of the politically decadent Duopoly. The apologists and cool aid drinkers should be shame but they have none. Daily on BU embarrassing themselves with pure piffle.
    Good job Grenville.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Solutions Barbados “Those in the community supported each other. They reaped each-others’ canes, built each-others’ houses, and shared each-others’ vegetables. There were disagreements within families and neighbours. But no disagreement affected the unspoken, but understood duty to those in the community. Then something happened after our Independence to divide every community in Barbados, and the duty to share stopped.”

    Maybe I am hopelessly naive, or maybe Solutions Barbados is hopelessly cynical.

    I was raised in rural Barbados. Born well before Independence. My experience now with my rural neighbours is as good as it has ever been. We still share. I’ve given produce to multiple people this week. And I’ve received produce from multiple people this week, and last week and the week before. This is not an occasional thing, this is an ordinary everyday thing. My question is “what is stopping other people from doing the same?”

    But then again my family is completely non-partisan. We are loyal Bajans. We work. We pay taxes. We vote. We work during elections for the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (but NEVER for political parties nor for individual politicians.

    How non-partisan are we? So non-partisan that I’ve NEVER seen a politician at a family funeral. True, true. Lolll!!!

    I certainly don’t know my neighbours’ party loyalties, and truly I have no interest in knowing. They are my neighbours and that is good enough for me.

    Therefore if many Bajans have sold their souls to party devils, it is because they have chosen to do so.

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  • John A:

    To turn it around, the following could be tried.

    Abolish all public boards. They are simply rewards for loyal party supporters, and serve no useful public purpose. Let the CEO be accountable to the Permanent Secretary.

    Implemented the ISO 9001 international management standard – dramatic improvements should be experienced within 3 weeks.

    Stop all corrupting no-bid contracts.

    Allow promotions within the public service on merit alone.

    Stop encouraging mortgages for home ownership. Let people invest in growing their businesses, so that they can buy their house with cash.

    Abolish land tax.

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  • Simple:

    I am aware that people in the community still share fruit and vegetables. However, the principal sharing I described was building each-others’ houses and reaping each-others’ canes.

    There was no need tor for me to pay you for reaping since you knew that I would reap yours, and everyone’s canes would be reaped without a cent changing hands. It was an economy based on sharing.

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  • @Grenville

    Now that the demographic has changed and our neighbours are from hither thither and yon?

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  • @nextparty246

    You know once George Payne and his buddy Dale Marshall is involved underhand crooked business:

    THIS IS WHY THE 5 BIGGEST DRUGLORDS WERE INVITED TO PARLIAMENT AS PART OF THIS CRIMINAL NETWORK WITH BLP.

    Slow down

    Red flags have been raised surrounding Government’s proposed Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2019.

    They have come from the People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PDP), which has questioned the incorporation of two companies – one of which was established almost a year ago.

    Speaking during a press conference at the Opposition’s Chambers at Parliament this afternoon, PDP’s spokesperson on Health, Wellness and the Environment Paul Gibson queried why Government had not made the incorporation of the Cannabis Licensing Authority or the privately owned BIM-Medical Cannabis Ltd, public knowledge.

    He said while the authority was incorporated on July 26, 2019, BIM-Medical Cannabis Ltd had been incorporated on September 19, 2018.

    Gibson also produced the Certificate of Incorporation for both entities.

    He said the Bill was now before the Joint Select Committee and was now the subject of public discussion.

    “Please note that this Bill has neither been fully ventilated in Parliament nor passed by either the Honorable Senate or the Honorable House of Assembly…We would wish to ascertain whether these actions to establish these entities before the passage of the Bill is legal. If it is thought to be legal, is it ethical? And if ethical, is this action transparent,” Gibson asked.

    “It is unfortunate that in his introduction of the Bill to the Lower House on Friday, August 30, 2019, the Minister made no mention of or reference to any of this.”

    Gibson contended that the incorporations were a case of Government “putting the cart before the horse”.

    “You didn’t have an opportunity to speak to doctors about the Bill. You didn’t have an opportunity to speak to pharmacists or the lawyers about the Bill, but you had time to go and incorporate a company and we can’t tell you who are the shareholders, but we know who the directors of the company are,” Gibson contended.

    “The legislation has not gone before the Parliament to be approved, it has not gone to the Senate to be approved, but yet the actual Barbados Cannabis Licensing Authority Inc has been established.”

    Gibson said he was especially concerned at the extreme haste in which the Mia Mottley-led administration was bringing the Bill.

    “The PDP is saying there is no rush for this Bill, it needs to be done properly. It is going to be very transformative…and we are calling on the drafters of the Bill to slow down and get it right,” he said.

    Furthermore, Gibson also raised concerns surrounding a company and several names attached to the two entities.

    “We would wish also to be told as to the involvement of George Walton Payne & Co., Winston Best of Apple Hall, St Philip and William Armstrong of Ruby Plantation, St Philip; all of whose names appear in the certification documents relative to the Cannabis Authority. It is to be noted that the documents list the registered office address as Government headquarters, Bay Street.

    “Similarly, we would wish to be advised as to the involvement of Basil Hunte, Damian Cohall and Sebastien Hunte; all of whom are listed as Directors of BIM-Medical Cannabis Ltd,” Gibson noted.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/18/slow-down-3/

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  • Baje:

    A word of advice, which you may accept or reject.

    The ppfdd have previously demonstrated that they are recklessly and dangerously stupid. You can expect them to be the subject of defamation suits. The blp has the smarts to mention private citizens’ under the protection of parliamentary privilege. The ppfdd unnecessarily expose themselves.

    My advice – watch them with amusement, but do repeat or requote them when they mention the names of private citizens.

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  • “So, they encouraged Barbadians to hate who they considered to be our common enemy – the white merchants and planters.”

    And this is stretching the truth until it’s unrecognizable, totally ignoring the reality… to what end can only be debated….but that is the ugly negro mind.

    the planter class and white merchants have always been PARASITES in the lives of the Black majority..due to STILL existing slave laws on the statute books that the wicked negroo minds in parliament refuse to remove because keeping those retrograde laws, lines their pockets.

    politicians and government ministers with their slave minds have always been yardboys, yardgirls and yes idiots to said parasites, until they discovered they both loved each other for the bribery factor and turned it into modern day corruption and crimes of thefts etc against the people which benefitted BOTH SETS of parasites..and disenfranchised the majority population for decades..

    ah hope Grenville don’t think anyone will sit quietly by while he continues to perpetrate this lie about the white planter class who should all be in their graves anyway, as victims of black hatred, it is a .lie..they nurtured and maintained the racism against the population that STILL EXISTS and still very difficult to get rid of today

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  • And in case Grenville is still missing the point, at some marijuana conference at the Lloyd Sandiford centre in two mile hill, a white dude got up, pulled a bottle of oil out of his pocket, declared to the whole conference that it is marijuana oil and he sells it in Barbados, yes they the minorities have been selling marijuana oil in Barbados for quite some time, only minorities are allowed without license or permits… note that no permit or license for such has yet been issued to date…and not one policeman who was present touched this dude, it is instructive that had one black person been so brazen to admit this, they would have been arrested for sure….since laws are being legislated to lock up Black people only.

    …many, many people were present at this conference so it cannot be disputed…

    some have been seen in certain business places where they have free rein, selling their product…those you would call the descendants of the planter class or their wannabe sidekicks..

    And while ya at it take a look at the FB group Medical Marijuana Barbados to see what IS REALLY GOING ON….so please shut up if ya still in ya cloud cuckoo la la land as most of you are known to reside and clueless to what is really happening.

    all yall slave minded politicians are the same shite, the first thing ya talk about is suing and defamation if Black people dare to speak the truth…….no one wants that in the parliament anymore in this new era, certainly not the taxpayers who have to pay all you parasites a salary…..if ya ever get elected..

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  • Bajans are well aware that all these wicked criminals involved including those in parliament are only interested in ENSLAVING the black population and making them dependent on these greedy minorities for low paying jobs, just as they allowed the planter class for decades …while criminalizing and locking up the people for a plant that has been maliciously criminalized for decades …a repeat of the sugar plantation enslavement..and BONDAGE..

    no one wants sell out SHITE governments in their parliamnet…all of you need to get going…be GONE….29-0

    “Furthermore, Gibson also raised concerns surrounding a company and several names attached to the two entities.

    “We would wish also to be told as to the involvement of George Walton Payne & Co., Winston Best of Apple Hall, St Philip and William Armstrong of Ruby Plantation, St Philip; all of whose names appear in the certification documents relative to the Cannabis Authority. It is to be noted that the documents list the registered office address as Government headquarters, Bay Street.

    “Similarly, we would wish to be advised as to the involvement of Basil Hunte, Damian Cohall and Sebastien Hunte; all of whom are listed as Directors of BIM-Medical Cannabis Ltd,” Gibson noted.”

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  • @ Greenville

    The solution is but one word and it’s PRIVATISATION.

    We either go fully that way or we dump all the statuary boards that can’t even file their financials as required by law and replace ALL with LLCs, where government is a minority shareholder with less than 49% of ownership.

    So we in one swipe remove the party faithfuls and yardfowls from management and for the first time in history these entities will be run as businesses.

    Once this is done the tax payer will not be asked to finance inefficiency, our tax burden will therefore drop and government can stay far from trying to run any business. As they have all proven to be dismal failures at so doing.

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  • Seems as if some are making use of insider information or introducing regulations that benefits themselves.
    Should be illegal.

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  • Theo…it’s plain as day..

    more THEFTS of VAT dollars.

    more THEFTS of tax dollars..

    more disenfranchisement and loss of freedom to create wealth among the majority population, once again they will be left in abject poverty for another 3 generations with low paying jobs, while the thieves both minority and black leadership reaps billions for themselves and make Enuff excuses why the island cannot get out of debt, why they remain on a begging spree…. in other words, more BONDAGE for the people particularly the young emerging generations, using the same evil plantation methods..

    that is the whole set up by this government, they thought they could keep it a secret, but only the likes of Grenville would enable such wickedness against the Black population….everyone else can clearly see what is happening.

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/18/slow-down-3/

    The two-headed one brained beast can change the lyrics but it cannot change its direction. So you read the changed script and are seeing different actors and directors but by now you realize it is the same play.

    The script and the actions of your leaders are in conflict.

    I would advise those that did not drink the kool-aid or eat the scratch grain to pick a side and start consuming. Otherwise, you will always be on the outside watching others feast.

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  • @ TheOGazerts

    None so blind as he who doesn’t want to see. Don’t waste time on the apologists and cool aid drinkers- they are beyond hope. Let them write piffle.

    The Duopoly Rules

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  • Even more vicious and misleading, Indar Weir was on FB huffing and puffing because everyone, the black majority, refuses to lie down and play dead, while clearly being massacred by these criminals.

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  • @John A

    The P Word surfaces early in a term and not on an election platform.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @TheOGazertsSeptember 18, 2019 7:03 AM “I would advise those that did not drink the kool-aid or eat the scratch grain to pick a side and start consuming. Otherwise, you will always be on the outside watching others feast.

    Maybe “feasting” is not a good thing.

    Those who “feast” tend to die early. Grantley Adams, Erroll Barrow, Bree S. John, Tom Adams, David Thompson…

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  • So a party puts in its manifesto a promise to introduce medicinal marijuana. the party wins the election in May and continues to speak about MM. I decide to register a MM company in September, 4 months later, and I am to be deemed unethical? Stupse!! Nothing wrong with government establishing an authority prior to the legislation. In fact it is a welcome change. How many bills become law then to wait for the authority to be set up? PDP keeps making themselves look like fools.

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  • From following the matter it seems the legislation supported the prescription of medicinal marijuana in special circumstances but the logistics of it was not finalized?

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  • Enuff…ah know ya have no ethics, we know that, but a sitting government minister in the form of the accused George Pain..should not have his PRIVATE COMPANY upfront in any marijuana industry…ah know that is where the word ETHICS…ESCAPES…corrupt lawyers and government ministers…

    bad Enuff all these minorities already set up their Cannabis business without licenses and with the blessings of a toxic government.

    WHERE are the RASTAS…you scum NEED on that board, not that any would want to be anywhere NEAR any of you now…sell out negros are toxic, dangerous and NEVER TO BE TRUSTED..

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  • Barbadians interested in contributing to the Marijanna Bill are invited to do so to the Joint Select Committee later this month. The government must be complimented for moving this matter forward to compare with previous government.

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  • “Maybe “feasting” is not a good thing.

    Those who “feast” tend to die early. Grantley Adams, Erroll Barrow, Bree S. John, Tom Adams, David Thompson…”

    which makes it very appropriate….in this context.

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  • I am so damn tired of saying, when a government IS ELECTED and PAID TO DO A JOB…..by the PEOPLE…they are not doing anyone ANY FAVORS…the medical Cannabis legislation was on the statute books for at least 27 YEARS…not one of these BEASTS from DBLP said ONE word to the PEOPLE who elected them and PAID their slalries in all that time…UNTIL Adriel Nitwit…was CORNERED by the same Rasta Community and FORCED to confess about the legal regime in existence…for DECADES.

    so what favor and what compliments do any of them need…steuppps…

    if this government REFUSES to do what they were elected to do in 2018, upgrade the way wealth is distributed on the island, make sure the majority population are the ones NOW BENEFITTING from this wealth creation…..kick their asses OUT..

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  • Another govt way of using political propaganda to fool people with a hidden agenda of pretense that they are getting down to the job of business
    Just like the committe on transparency and other tidbits that might help to grease the govt political all would come to naught

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  • Both governments would have done the same thing, the sell out negro is SOCIALIZED to see what they can get FOR THEMSELVES, the people are NEVER a deciding factor once they get going…this has been PROVEN, over and over for the last 60 years…

    it’s even WORSE once they are elected to parlaiment by the people, they can then HANDPICK THEIR BRIBERS..

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  • (Quote):
    The unqualified political supporters could be quickly promoted to management positions above more qualified persons. Since the least competent persons could be the most successful, there was little incentive for individuals to pursue excellence. Public services quickly became extremely poorly managed, and very low standards became the new normal. (Unquote).
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    And all this deterioration took place while the UWI was churning out hundreds of graduates to replace the experienced and competent people with only a Secondary school education with some up to only 7th Standard.

    Where is the return on the investment of billions of hardworking taxpayers’ dollars in these graduates from this paper mill of bogus certification?

    To illustrate, just count the number of lawyers in Barbados who have gone through the UWI law faculty and compare it with the level of competence of the local judicial system and you are forced to come to one position; that is, GIGO.

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  • Salemite Abigail
    Why don’t you learn to read and understand what you read? Where in the article does it say GW Payne & Co. is involved with the industry?🤔

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  • If I were the principals in BIM-Medical Cannabis I would get muh lawyers write Paul Gibson and PDP for imputing improper motives in relation to my company.

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  • Again..yardgowl Enuff…a sitting government minister and his PRIVATE COMPANY…should not be UPFRONT….the word i used..in any marijuana industry..not even to CONSULT….it is A CONFLICT OF INTEREST…something corrupt lawyers and government ministers NEVER RECOGNIZE on the island.

    In the interest of transparency…why was none of this TOLD TO THE PEOPLE…why the secrecy.

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  • Oops..yardgowl = sitting yardfowl.

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  • @ Enuff September 18, 2019 7:41 AM
    “So a party puts in its manifesto a promise to introduce medicinal marijuana. the party wins the election in May and continues to speak about MM. I decide to register a MM company in September, 4 months later, and I am to be deemed unethical? Stupse!! Nothing wrong with government establishing an authority prior to the legislation. In fact it is a welcome change. How many bills become law then to wait for the authority to be set up? PDP keeps making themselves look like fools.”
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    We do not understand what you are getting at, Enuff!

    The man Gibson and his associates in the Opposition party do have a valid concern.

    How can you set up / incorporate a company to ‘trade’ in an activity where there is NO ‘legal’ public policy framework?

    Would you be allowed to incorporate a company whose objectives are the purchase and sale of human body parts/organs unless there is a legal framework for you to conduct such ‘commercial undertaking?

    What we would like to hear from the likes of you is why this administration is so hell-bent on the continuing criminalization of the ‘small’ man especially those in the already victimized Rasta community.

    Why can’t the average person grow a plant or two of marijuana in their backyard/kitchen garden for culinary or medicinal purposes like they can do with other herbs parsley, thyme, or wonder-of-the-world without being forced to deal with the local commercial pharma barons and drug dealers?

    BTW, since you are so supportive of being proactive when it comes to passing and enacting legislation, why not make a similar call for the ‘speedy’ operationalization of the “Integrity in Public Office” Bill and its necessary handmaiden called “FOI”?

    Wasn’t such a high sounding political gimmick included in the same party’s manifesto?

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  • @ Enuff September 18, 2019 8:40 AM

    Sounds similar to what Stinkliar & his DLP friends did to poor Mo(o)tley and family. Remember the tax waiver fiasco?

    But why should they put poor Paul in so much trouble when a simple retraction can be extracted?

    It’s a pity Hinkson is no longer practising or else PG & Co could engage his competent legal skills in such matters.

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  • “Would you be allowed to incorporate a company whose objectives are the purchase and sale of human body parts/organs unless there is a legal framework for you to conduct such ‘commercial undertaking?”

    Oh hell yes they would and already hinted at such activity, but no one is interested in that murderous to the majority population scam.

    And just so everyone recognizes, Grenville has EXPOSED HIMSELF..as untrustworthy to the majority population, definitely not fit for purpose and do not have the people’s best interest at heart with his poisonous plantation massa mentality …just as some people have been saying all along.

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  • @nextparty246

    Baje:

    A word of advice, which you may accept or reject.

    The ppfdd have previously demonstrated that they are recklessly and dangerously stupid. You can expect them to be the subject of defamation suits. The blp has the smarts to mention private citizens’ under the protection of parliamentary privilege. The ppfdd unnecessarily expose themselves.

    My advice – watch them with amusement, but do repeat or requote them when they mention the names of private citizens.
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    You don’t get it.

    Since I have both registered and incorporated companies in Corporate Affairs I can tell you all company formations can be copied and given to any member of the PUBLIC for a small fee including Articles of Incorporation which contains shareholding information, company purpose of business, date incorporated and name of Directors including their addresses.

    So the information they have put out they would have obtained through this manner and is not illegal as IT IS PUBLIC INFORMATION.

    George Walton Payne and its 2 Senior members of Government are known criminals, I am not alleging I know this personally in dealing with them.

    THESE SHENANIGANS AND CORRUPT PRACTICES NEED TO BE EXPOSED AND NOT HIDDEN IN THE DARK UNDERCOVER.

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  • @nextparty246

    My advice – watch them with amusement, but do repeat or requote them when they mention the names of private citizens.
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    YOU NEED TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES.

    ANY NAMES I USED WHEN I COPIED AND PASTED THE BARBADOS TODAY ARTICLE WAS TAKEN FROM ITS WEBSITE WITH A LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE TO IT.

    SO THE BLP AND ITS FRIENDS INVOLVED IN THIS UNDERHANDED BUSINESS WILL HAVE TO SUE BARBADOS TODAY.

    I AM SLOWLY COMING TO THE CONCLUSION THAT SOLUTIONS BARBADOS EITHER NEEDS A NEW LEADER OR PUBLIC SPOKESMAN WHILST YOU SIT IN THE BACKGROUND AS YOU SEEM TO BE SPINNING TOP IN MUD,

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  • Waru:

    Please reread the article. No one is disputing the harmful policies of the merchants and planters to keep the remainder of Barbados’ public powerless – that includes the descendants of African slaves, and white and East Indian indentured servants.

    Baje:

    Please note that you may obtain information from Corporate Affairs and expose it in one of two ways. One that is defamatory, and one that is not. Which way do you think the ppfdd exposed it?

    All:

    There is no problem with businesspersons anticipating market demand and registering a business accordingly. When the Government announced its policy of pursuing a plastics ban, and I was interested, then I would set up a company before the ban was in place and start negotiating with suppliers of alternative materials. I would need a company to properly negotiate.

    The only part that may be concerning is to have public officials, with insider information involved – however, that may not be illegal in Barbados. To define a gutter, and then drag private citizens through it, is defamatory. To simply mention private citizens, outside of a negative context, is not.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Wow, there is a lot to digest here…so let me add my one cent by reflecting on the first few comments…

    @Vincent, my opposition to your remarks is the mark offered🤣. Mr Phillips is too extremely well read and too experienced as practitioner interfacing with govt bureaucracy to offer this screed as he does! Dark colours of deeply set colonial/white merchant class hues permeate. Bluntly stated, there was tremendous achievements made by average (Black) Bajans that were linked (indirectly caused, even) the (supposed) deterioration of the public service!

    With your background (as detailed here) I boldly say that you can anecdectoally (and in granular detail likely also) speak well re your call for “in depth analysis”!

    Mr Phillip’s essay captures some truisms fah sure but stops short (obviously) … when he speaks for example of three chartered engineers in govt ranks in the early days and then segues to their replacement by less trained political paro (so to speak) technical officers … I hope we can also glean that whereas those well trained men (mostly Black surely) could only get good jobs in their field in govt depts then…as things changed they were able to move on up to (West Side…TV sitcom joke analogy, yes!) higher paying jobs locally or overseas.

    The point: there was a confluence of factors…so yes @Mr Blogmaster politization took place bigly but (concomittanly) so did significant Black upward mobility as civil rights greatly improved…as that move to middle and elite class (getting discretionary income we did not previously have) we ABSOLUTELY flexed more influence with our “political agenda everywhere including the public service”!

    Thus to @John A: Things were changed sir….did you not read Mr Phillips rather incredulous (in my view) statements which seem to reflect that the pervasive white colonial control with the associated white merchat class was apparently a bane of good that made our “public service […] one of the most professional and well managed of all nations.”

    There is always a beginning and the path along must thus end…and restart (new beginning) often. We cannot frame this current govt corruption in these absolute terms.

    I would question Mr Phillips assertion that “…By the time of our Independence, it (our public service) appeared to exceed the international management standard, ISO 9001.” Really!

    Surely and beyond a doubt “it employed the most qualified Barbadians” and those men and women strived well to improve the lot of the disadvantaged many of their generations and the younger set…yes, they put new and good management practices in place and all that but to suggest that politizication was not rampant then is absurd.

    Now we have SIGNIFICANTLY more qualified Bajans in public service…the numbers of MScs or MBAs and PhD folks are many…so some of the best and brightest are still there …they still strive for professional excellence (some of them) and as surely the politicization is significantly more profound THUS .(@John A)…There WILL BE NO CHANGING of decades of creation because it is WE who created it…

    We who have benefited from the scholarships and training, ability to go overseas and prosper etc etc are THE ONES perpetuating this ‘corruption’… we are very much the same of our BAJAN forerunners of yesteryear people…NOT aliens from outter space …so as @Simple alluded with My question is “what is stopping other people from doing the same” [changing and sharing as before?]!

    Our said in rather more stark terms: The accepted narrative on Mugabe in power is that for over 10 years he governed well, following Western economic norms and rubbing along with the white population as though they were all fine English gentlemen together […] and crucially making no effort to redress white economic privilege.[…] Yet it was this “good” Mugabe who turned on the minority Ndebele tribe, massacring over 10,000 and ousting his Ndebele deputy, Joshua Nkomo […] Mugabe had to stop playing the English gentleman when popular discontent at the failure of independence to improve the economic position of the ordinary Zimbabwean led to the unthinkable possibility of electoral defeat. The dual strategy of harsh repression of critics and a populist and highly corrupt program of land seizures was a panicked response that ushered in two decades of spiraling decline for the country.”

    We are good and then we become slaves to our own success and as good as we are in our aspirational, very noble, hard charging, excellent beginnings we change as we get comfortable…our motives and wants are completely modified.

    Let’s not be be overly simplistic…there is no context in which I can accept that our pervasive corruption TODAY is disadvatageously comparative to a pre Independence narrative when Black Bajans were so terribly discriminated against…

    Mr Phillips can tout his ISO 9000 as its a practical and good thing but to link that management practice broadly to the era of pre Independence, and more generally “glamorize” the societal structure as a “collection of communities, that were connected to plantations” and “[o]ur politicians could not promise employment in the public sector, because it was protected. So, they encouraged Barbadians to hate who they considered to be our common enemy – the white merchants and planters” is NOT acceptable…for me as a Black Bajan…just saying!

    I gone.

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  • “We would wish also to be told as to the involvement of George Walton Payne & Co., Winston Best of Apple Hall, St Philip and William Armstrong of Ruby Plantation, St Philip; all of whose names appear in the certification documents relative to the Cannabis Authority. It is to be noted that the documents list the registered office address as Government headquarters, Bay Street.

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    One of those names makes me say a Simple Simon,

    “Oh dear!”

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  • @nextparty246
    The only part that may be concerning is to have public officials, with insider information involved – however, that may not be illegal in Barbados. To define a gutter, and then drag private citizens through it, is defamatory. To simply mention private citizens, outside of a negative context, is not.
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    You have INDIVIDUALS WITH TIES to George Payne a BLP Minister and Dale Marshall Attorney General both direct beneficiaries of George Walton Payne & Co involved in underhand dealings and you are concerned with the Opposition Party exposure of this.

    I believe that you trying to deflect as they are your competitor.

    Solutions Barbados will never win a seat in Barbados by being Airy Fairy will need to get down in the trenches and fight a guerilla war.

    However, you seem to be stuck in some dreamland.

    Wakeup and smell the coffee before it is too late.

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  • ” No one is disputing the harmful policies of the merchants and planters to keep the remainder of Barbados’ public powerless – that includes the descendants of African slaves,”

    Just try to keep in your head, these “descendants of African Slaves of which you number one, are the majority population..whom you have to face…FOR VOTES…without WHOM none of you would even be able to enter that parliament, let alone get all uppity with titles, diplomatic passports and large salaries complete with perks..

    there is a video circulating, with Guyson Mayers clearly stating that the treasury has not recieved funds for over a week because of the cockup with the new system which they stupidly and incompetently tried and obvoiusly FAILED to implement without a backup of the old system..

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  • “I believe that you trying to deflect as they are your competitor.”

    actually Grenville is holding an old grudge, if am not mistaken, Paul Gibson was a contender in Solutions and may very well be one of those who accused him of violating the Constitution and Solution’s members rights by punishing them in his own mini shite constitution with a million dollar fine should they attempt to fraternize with or join other political parties…a very clear violation of the Constitution…Grenville is his own worst enemy…

    …..petty in intent.

    and he should be ASHAMED TO SAY….

    “@nextparty246
    The only part that may be concerning is to have public officials, with insider information involved – however, that may not be illegal in Barbados.”

    ..in 2019…clearly outlining how BACKWARD…from the parliament on down thinks….while pretending to be lawyers, professionals etc…

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  • And yall should see the information being posted re this same government and accused drug dealers, it’s being shared all around by all walks of life…chickens and fowls come home to roost…that is what i say but others are saying…when ya lay down with dogs, ya get nuff, nuff, til ya get Enuff fleas….and ticks..

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  • (Quote):
    When the Government announced its policy of pursuing a plastics ban, and I was interested, then I would set up a company before the ban was in place and start negotiating with suppliers of alternative materials. I would need a company to properly negotiate. (Unquote).
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    What kind of an analogy of pure bull piffle is that?

    You have the bull by the tail here and it should turnaround and butt you right in your private parts.

    The use of plastics was NOT an illegal activity at the time any ban would have been put in place.

    The use of marijuana is banned (against public policy) except in strictly regulated circumstances.

    Therefore, any application to handle marijuana under any corporate umbrella before its legislative passing must be thoroughly circumscribed by the existing limited legal framework.

    In other words, you cannot put the corporate greedy cart before bridling the legal marijuana-eating horse.

    Why the haste (since last year) to deal ‘legally’ in marijuana when the ‘extended’ legislative framework to legalize such commercial activity is far from being approved?

    Who is chomping at the commercial bit to make an early killing of a quick profit?

    Based on your argument, would you support an application to form a company whose objectives are the growing of cannabis sativa in the backyards of the shareholders living in St. Joseph and subsequent sale in the Cheapside market place?

    What can marijuana do for you that the synthetic Mr. Big Pharma and his licensed band of drug pushers cannot do?

    But we are quite taken aback at your ‘moral’ wavering on this proposed medicinal marijuana business venture.

    Isn’t the use of marijuana, in any form, in the same boat of sins as that of the watching of porn; whether for entertainment or therapeutic purposes?

    Why not call for its total ban along with alcohol so Bajans would be free from temptation and sin?

    Your money-making underwear made from the silk of pure hypocrisy is showing!

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Mr Blogmaster wrote

    ”We have seen the rise of the political class and a concomitant infiltration of political agenda everywhere including the public service.”

    Mr Blogmaster, just do not leave it hanging like that. The BU household, as you like to call it, as well as the wider reading audience, would appreciate it very much if you would go into more detail concerning the damage that the DEEBEE,DEEBEE crew has inflicted upon Barbados. As you can see, Grenville Phillips II has written a very thought provoking if not provocative discourse on the destructive forces of political-tricksyism in Barbados. If you recall, I asked, regarding those who wanted time to be lent to politicians to gain experience, if we have not seen what experience politicians has done to Barbados. One persons quipped that was not experience but an issue integrity. So if we want Barbados to prosper, to operate above board, and to make meaningful progress all along the way under its various leaders, integrity is fundamental, and experience is simply rudimenal. So again I ask, are we at this juncture in our history because of the good that politicians has done or the bad that they continue to do? Either way, and however we want to look at it, politicians are responsible for all that rots bad in Barbados, as they are praised for all that goes good. To think that the time lime set out by Granville cannot be disputed or refuted, our issues of regress and turmoil are birth right in the bosoms of these two nefarious parties. The question is: how far to do we go back and where does the buck stops?

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  • Miller….. ya should see all the newly born marijuana experts who hated marijuana while smoking and trafficking it in secret, and hated Rasta even more and who enocuraged these two sickening negro governments who were more than happy to COMPLY… to continue to lock up their own people for the plant…..now lining up like the parasites they are to force their way into the marijuana trade…and those are only the ones who have not started selling it themselves while still hating black people…nasty dirty rats do not begin to describe these filthy snakes..

    they are all crawling out of their ROACH HOLES..

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  • Q: What kind of an analogy of pure bull piffle is that?

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    A: The worst kind.
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    “The use of plastics was NOT an illegal activity at the time any ban would have been put in place.

    The use of marijuana is banned (against public policy) except in strictly regulated circumstances.

    Therefore, any application to handle marijuana under any corporate umbrella before its legislative passing must be thoroughly circumscribed by the existing limited legal framework.”

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    Well that sure takes care of that!

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  • “Since I have both registered and incorporated companies in Corporate Affairs I can tell you all company formations can be copied and given to any member of the PUBLIC for a small fee including Articles of Incorporation which contains shareholding information, company purpose of business, date incorporated and name of Directors including their addresses.”

    Last time i did it …it cost 5 dollars…PERFECTLY LEGAL..and the public have a right to do it, they have a right to the knowledge and they have a right to EXPOSE the evil intent..

    Grenville knows that well and so does unethical ENUFF, i posted info of his father sitting on the board of CGI Insurance years ago, which he did not want public…am sure he is still sore…about that, but want to be a leader…steupps…keeping secrets..from the public..

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  • Miller:

    So, if in your opinion it is illegal, then why not go to the authorities? The BLP/DLP/PPfDD are playing the same stupid and divisive game – waving ‘evidence’ for political reasons, but never going to the police. Are you not tired of that game?

    If it is not illegal, then these are simply political stunts. Are you not also tired of that game?

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  • I invite anyone who wants to see a classic example of how government works to go down to customs on the harbour road now and see the chaos that this new system is causing today.

    Yet in the papers it is being sold as the best thing since slice bread. Companies who have been importing for years are now being asked to supply a wash of information as If they are now first time importers. This was being sold as a simple transition well that was a blatant lie. Even though import numbers and Tamis numbers from existing companies are in the system ALL companies are being asked to reapply as if they are now importing for the first time. Of course no one there can tell you when your application can be processed so in the meantime shipments sit in customs. I hope when prices increase as a result of this the MOF and Customs will come out and say ” sorry people it is we fault.”

    Of course if we had a newspaper worth anything this would have been reported on.

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  • Ya will only get them eager to report on things since they have been left out of the loop in this mad rush to control a product they all spent decades criminalizing and looking down on those who used it for religious and medical purposes..

    they have no shame, nothing is important or sacred to any of them except for…SEEING WHAT THEY COULD GET FOR THEMSELVES out of any taxpayer/people funded issue.

    let’s see what their own succcessive cockups unleash on them….now that they have finally, really and truly…SCREWED UP EVERYTHING….and look like the fools that we have known for years that they all are…

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  • @ nextparty246 September 18, 2019 12:14 PM

    Go to the authorities??? You got to be stark staring mad out of your mind.

    Aren’t the said authorities fully seized of the information concerning the parties in the ICBL bribing scandal?

    Why are the other parties ‘allegedly’ involved still driving around free as a bird while D I is under digital monitoring in a jurisdiction where the Law means something?

    Why don’t you ask the same authorities what’s going on regarding the interdiction of the illegal guns at the sea port and the most recent case at some air courier’s depot?

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  • Sista Abigail
    The Cannabis Authority is a private or government entity? Furthermore, I said it before when the Dems were in power and I will repeat it, the fact that principals of GWP are in Cabinet should not preclude his firm from getting state work, once the agency or ministry does not fall under their portfolio, the work is properly done and not overpriced. Wunna struggling every werk for a story. Announcing that a company is registered is different to portraying the company as unethical. But I don’t intend to waste my time here, you’re as deep as a teaspoon.

    Miller
    The whole of Bdos knew the government was heading in the direction of MM long before that company was incorporated. You were a long advocate, no one stopped you from registering a company.
    I gine and set up a company tomorrow-BIM Marine Spatial Planning Inc and the following week-Blue Economy Works.🤣🤣

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  • “But I don’t intend to waste my time here, you’re as deep as a teaspoon.”

    But this teaspoon, is not the one looking more and more CORRUPT…

    nor did this teasponn…write off a BILLION DOLLARS IN VAT….STOLEN FROM THE PEOPLE…

    so this teaspoon is not the one…that NO ONE now TRUSTS…

    and what AUTHORITY does those on those boards…new found and incorporated companies have re..MARIJUANA…medical or otherwise…

    wuh i could guarantee that i am sure to have more knowledge and authority than any of them….so what they hell are any of them really doing there…

    so exactly what are those parasites. Payne and CO included have that those who have been dealing with this plant for DECADES…don’t….yall are such corrupt crooks, that ah hope ya know that none of this will end well for any of you…ya know that…RIGHT????

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Mr Blogmaster

    There you go again aiding and abetting in a digress away from the main topic. It is amazing how you would seek to threaten a closing of the comments section if the commentary continues to go South instead of keeping North. Can you not stick to the CUNT HOLE topic? Granville punched holes in the foundation established by the two stinking parties. The same two stinking parties that loyal lapdogs cannot see are responsible for Barbados current troubles. The same stinking parties that refuse to accept that their policies and topsy politics place us at the forefront of catastrophe and growing sorrows. Now, we want to debate marijuana when the subject clearly tells us that we are void of pride and killing industry. Go and write a CH piece on Marijuana and return to the subject matter of this topic. You think people blind not to see that whenever a matter lays focus at the feet of what these two stinking parties have done to Barbados, you softsoap the issue with an indirect comment that focuses on the general, but not to direct it at the sources feet. Is this because of a certain party now at the wheel? Get back to the topic at hand, Sir Blogmaster.

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  • @ Enuff September 18, 2019 1:43 PM

    What are you implying here, Enuff? That these ‘experienced’ principals behind these newly incorporated marijuana-friendly entities have been unofficially involved in the underground marijuana trading business for sometime now and know the trading ropes like the shape of a leaf from the cannabis sativa plant?

    Register a company to do what? To import marijuana in order to sell it to ‘selected’ pharmacies under the guise of medicinal cannabis?

    Why should a person have to register a company to grow 5 plants for private use, whether for culinary or medicinal purposes?

    Why are small people being busted for possession of marijuana yet merchants are allowed to import weed wrappers like Bambu and Rizla under the guise of cigarette paper?

    The miller is for the complete decriminalization of marijuana and put it on the same footing as alcohol and tobacco to make it the other brother in sin sans taxes and excise impositions needed to run the public health and education services.

    Smoking marijuana is a public health issue; not a criminal matter. And this is clearly underscored by the current administration intention’s to embrace the plant’s healing properties.

    Shouldn’t your administration be more concerned about the foreign exchange savings which would occur if people are allowed to grow their own marijuana?

    It’s called the greening of the current underground economy or import substitution of the foreign weed.

    Why not pay a visit to St. Vincent and have a look at the many mini-mansions built from the hundreds of thousands of US$ that ‘expropriated’ from Barbados economy while the Bajan dollar equivalent went up in smoke?

    But then again, that could put many of its electoral backers out of business, wouldn’t it?

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  • Enuff…ya yardfowl, ya done know none of this will end well for any of you …ya know why…YA DON’T HAVE THE GODDAMN AUTHORITY OR THE KNOWLEDGE…no matter how much illegal marijuana yall allowed the PRETENDERS…to traffick over the decades…and now dropping them on boards…while thinking ya can ENSLAVE RASTE…and the majority Black population…

    and yall can TAKE THAT TO THE BANK….while putting it in ya marijuana pipes and SMOKE IT…

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  • @Miller

    You should attend the consultation at Sherbourne later this month.

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  • Am sure they will all come to their fake christian understanding by the 24th…wuh it’s not like they got some kinda choice, now we know the nasty plan.

    this is the DEFINING MOMENT..

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  • Has Solutions any more spokespeople than Junior or is this a one-man band?

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  • @ Hal Austin

    It is painfully, painfully obvious that Solutions Barbados is indeed a one man band.

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  • “Implemented the ISO 9001 international management standard – dramatic improvements should be experienced within 3 weeks”

    Grenville

    I find this statement to be very misleading either you have done this deliberately or due to ignorance, either way you need to stop this.

    ISO 9001, as they continually state in their books is NOT PRESCRIPTIVE. It is not meant to be adopted line by line, instead it is meant to serve as a blueprint for a Quality Management system. If you are already good at what you are producing, implementing ISO will prove this and be a rubber stamp. ISO was created as an international standard of quality understood across all languages. A manufacturer in Barbados who needs ball bearings from China can be confident in the quality he will get if he buys from an ISO 9001 certified company. If you are poor producing a product, ISO won’t help and will be a waste of many.

    ISO does not go into detail about how tasks should be done but instead dictates the type of transparency, traceability and accountability needed. It does not tell you what quality is, it instructs you on how to integrate and weave your defined standard of quality into the processes, policies and procedures that govern how the product or service is created or administered respectively.

    A QMS works well for tangible goods because for example there is not much to dispute if I ask what is quality sugar. On the other hand the quality of intangible goods like government services is subjective and differs from customer to customer.
    What would you describe as quality service from the BRA, Customs, or SSA or BWA?

    Before even attempting to adopt the ISO standard you must first define your customer and determine their needs both stated and unstated and then use that to define quality. You then build your management system around this definition of quality and ensure all parts work in concert to achieve this. The ISO standard is then used to determine how capable is your system at achieving and maintaining its stated definition of quality and producing a product/service that meets the customers needs.

    This is no 3 week task

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  • Don’t mind Grenville, it took BL& P in Barbados a good 8 months to a year just to get document ready for ISO certification, it takes about the same time in NYC…..idiot.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @”The only part that may be concerning is to have public officials, with insider information involved – however, that may not be illegal in Barbados.”

    It may not be illegal, but it is certainly unethical.

    And by the way, why is it not illegal?

    Certainly the government has the 2/3 majority needed to make it illegal TODAY.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @EnuffSeptember 18, 2019 1:43 PM “The Cannabis Authority is a private or government entity? Furthermore, I said it before when the Dems were in power and I will repeat it, the fact that principals of GWP are in Cabinet should not preclude his firm from getting state work, once the agency or ministry does not fall under their portfolio.”

    i voted for the BLP and I disagree vehemently with you.

    No Cabinet Minister nor his or her company should be bidding for government work.

    It is IMMORAL to do so.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I am so glad that i do not need marijuana to talk to my God. i tslk to her everyday without a chemical mediator.

    I am so glad that i have no pain. I used to suffer migraines for years but when I was about 30 I cured myself without chemical and without marijuana, simply by “thinking” the pain away. Haven’t had a headache in decades. I could not believe that I did for myself.

    I am so glad that I do not need marijuana for recreation. I’ll take a walk now for an hour or two and when I return I know that the endorphins will be making merry in my brain.

    I so enjoy depriving the drug dealers, legal or illegal of income. That alone makes me so RH happy.

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  • The Bill was laid in August 2019!! I see no point in the amateur from PDP news conference. But hey I am a “yardfowl”.🤣🤣

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  • Simple
    GWP is a whole firm! The other 8 or how many lawyers should starve? Aren’t they Bar adian too? Is it ok for friends in other law firms to benefit from contracts? Aren’t you technically no longer associated with the firm once you’re in Cabinet? Let’s discuss.

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  • Lawyers in Barbados are the only ones i know to date, outside of the real dishonest ones in Nigeria and other African states, where their ETHICS CLASSES..never stuck in their empty greedy heads…even their UWI TUTORS…and for those who schooled in UK and other jurisdictions…will tell you, they ALL had to take ETHICS COURSES real early in their discipline too…and not one of these useless empty shells think they should practice ethics, everything they touch or breathe on is tinged with dishonesty and corruption..

    now tell me it happens everywhere, the expected justification.

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  • @ Enuff aka Beavis

    Simple
    GWP is a whole firm! The other 8 or how many lawyers should starve? Aren’t they Bar adian too? Is it ok for friends in other law firms to benefit from contracts? Aren’t you technically no longer associated with the firm once you’re in Cabinet? Let’s discuss
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    I was doing my best to ignore you until I read this GEM.

    I am convinced you are the biggest JACKASS on BU closely followed by Butthead and a member of the conmen/conwomen team of the BLP.

    You continually come on BU to defend illegality, unethical behavior and criminal conspiracy.

    ONLY IN BARBADOS THE REAL CRIMINALS DON’T GET LOCKUP.

    The fact that George Payne is Chairman of the BLP, a Senior Government Minister and Dale Marshall Attorney General 2 of the Main Principals of George Walton Payne & Co and always by the Prime Minister side doesn’t have influence what goes on behind closed doors is ludicrous and even Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder both blind men could see through this.

    Then you have the gumption to talk about 8 Barbadian lawyers at George Walton Payne & Co who worked there to justify unethical behavior for needed employment.

    There is no transparency by this current Government who lied and bamboozled locals to vote to benefit the Politicians and their druglord cohorts and not the local masses.

    Shit is still shit even if you spray perfume or cologne on it.

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  • Baje there you go again with a lot of generalized clap trap.I stated from day one that you are a Dem on here with an agenda.Nothing you have stated on this blog since then has changed my mind.If you have all this evidence with your supposed top class education according to you which I seriously doubt why don,t you take it to the DPP.Instead you like others hide on BU and take pot shots at people.I would hope that Mr Payne and Mr Marshall find out who you are and throw a lawsuit in you and make you and others on here pay for their mouths.As for Piece and SSS ,how long David BU you going to let these idiots insult you on your on blog.In my view both of them want banning long time let them form their own blog.Absoloutely disgraceful behaviour entertained by their friends on here.

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  • Also, I should add to this EXPOSED SAGA involving George Walton Payne & Co with George Payne and Dale Marshall’s primary involvement in the BLP Government IS THAT THERE ARE OVER 200 LAW Companies with more than 1000 LAWYERS IN BARBADOS THAT COULD HAVE INCORPORATED THESE 2 ENTITIES trading in the MARIJUANA BUSINESS.

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  • @ Lorenzo aka Butthead

    I would hope that Mr Payne and Mr Marshall find out who you are and throw a lawsuit in you and make you and others on here pay for their mouths.
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    I WOULD WELCOME THAT AS IT WOULD GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUBLICLY EXPOSED THE CRIMINAL COLLUSION OF GEORGE WALTON PAYNE & CO IN OTHER MATTERS THE PUBLIC IS NOT AWARE OF FROM FIRST-HAND INTERACTIONS.

    IDIOTS LIKE YOU AND YOUR BLP CLAN WILL NEVER INTIMIDATE OR BULLY ME WHETHER BY LABELING OR TRYING TO SILENCE.

    THOSE ARE THE TACTICS YOU HAVE USED WITH EVERYONE FOR DECADES BUT NOT EVERYONE WILL GO IN A CORNER AND SUFFER IN SILENCE QUIETLY.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @EnuffSeptember 18, 2019 5:34 PM “GWP is a whole firm! The other 8 or how many lawyers should starve? Aren’t they Bar adian too? Is it ok for friends in other law firms to benefit from contracts? Aren’t you technically no longer associated with the firm once you’re in Cabinet?”

    If a lawyer in Barbados in Barbados will starve without government contracts then he or she is not much of a lawyer.

    How did George’s father manage to raise 17 children well without government contracts? How did my parents manage to raise nearly a dozen without government contracts? Let me give you a hint, HW. Now let’s discuss. But be aware that I don’t have any respect for this business of people needing government contracts to avoid starvation.

    I don’t know whether they are Barbadian or not, so I can’t discuss.

    I am not clear what you mean when you say “ok for friends.” Whose friends? Cabinet friends? MP friends? Politically partisan friends? Your friends? My friends? Lolll!!! Once you clarify we can discuss.

    I am not clear what you mean by being “technically no longer associated with the firm once you’re in Cabinet.” If my husband came home and found me in the bed with an old boyfriend, can i say to my husband “well technically he is no longer my boyfriend?” Let’s discuss.

    Had a really nice walk. Feeling refreshed. Ready to discuss.

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  • I noticed the blatant attempt to dumb down the discussion .
    Here is something to chew on…. the parallels are there.

    Chew on it.

    “Insiders may have access to information not known to the public, whether it is information about a new product, a merger with another company, a change in leadership or great earnings reports upcoming.

    If they act on this before it’s public knowledge, that’s insider trading. And they must report their trades to the SEC 10 days from the end of the month when the transaction took place.

    In other words, insiders can’t trade when they have the advantage over the public.”

    Perhaps you can see the similarity.

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  • “.If you have all this evidence with your supposed top class education according to you which I seriously doubt why don,t you take it to the DPP.”

    same thing the last corrupt lot said, now this corrupt lot won’t even investigate the Donvilel/ICBL case….or the 1 billion dollar VAT theft, or the tax evaders theft….or the big RED BAG OF EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION THEY WERE WAVING AROUND PRE AND POST ELECTION….too corrupt to function.

    they must have lost that red bag of evidence of corruption…demons.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Redguard at 4:33 PM

    Thanks very much for succinctly removing the mystery surrounding ISO 9001. It is more or less a monitoring system. But the country/business has to determine the standards. It seems like warmed over soup.

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  • n other words, insiders can’t trade when they have the advantage over the public.”

    Perhaps you can see the similarity.
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    SPOT ON

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  • “He said while the authority was incorporated on July 26, 2019, BIM-Medical Cannabis Ltd had been incorporated on September 19, 2018.”

    Did you see that date 09/19/2018?

    White Oak’s engagement letter “was signed five days after Mia Mottley was sworn in as prime minister on May 25 last year, and two days before the government announced it was defaulting on its debts.”

    Do you realize that whilst these guys were in opposition they were planning and scheming government business?

    So they may appear cleaner than the other guys, but that is because they executed most of their nastiness before they took office. Beaks are well wiped.

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  • Would be funny if someone went to the DPP and got arrested on their way out of the office.

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  • A very good article by GP.
    As ISO 9001 continues to dilute his message and spawns controversy he should mention it less often (every 10th post)

    On the whole a great job

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  • Vincent Codrington

    In my neck of the woods in which I was bred and born( or is it born and bread,) one was reminded that if one has pride one will have shame. And if one has sense one will have pride. When I read some of the opinions expressed on this blog I wonder if the commentators were also born and bread on this Island of Barbados.

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  • ” ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.”

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  • @VC
    You are a man that I read and admire very much.
    I would not use the reactions or words of a blogger to judge his/her Love of Barbados.
    Remember the phrase… You have to break eggs to make cake…
    Have a great night.

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  • @ Vincent Codrington September 18, 2019 7:30 PM
    “Thanks very much for succinctly removing the mystery surrounding ISO 9001. It is more or less a monitoring system. But the country/business has to determine the standards. It seems like warmed over soup.”
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    Sounds rather déjà vu.

    Nothing more than a rebirth of ‘Total Quality Management’ (TQM) concept of the 1980’s

    Even Frderick Taylor or Peter Drucker would have been quite au fait with what Grenville Mach 2 is trying to peddle among Bajans in the 21st Century.

    Barbados has a management problem, not a worker’s problem. Productivity is first and foremost a management responsibility.

    Managers must first learn to ‘manage’ by setting examples for their staff to follow.

    That’s what social and political incest produces; incompetent managers performing like square pegs in the ‘wrong’ holes.

    Just take a look at the country’s judicial system for the perfect example in managerial incompetence.

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  • “So they may appear cleaner than the other guys, but that is because they executed most of their nastiness before they took office. Beaks are well wiped.”

    They just never factored in certain things and that oversight has some real life forces following them everywhere they turn, they planned too far in advance without having the vision to back it up…pure greed….no good intent for the population who elected them….that comes with consequences.

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  • Baje it is simple really put your name to your accusations but i know you are a bluffer with an inflated sense of self importance.My challenge to you BRING THE EVIDENCE and come stop hiding on BU.My mind tells me you are a COWARD.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I will just have to hold my nose and:

    “Vote DLP in ’23”

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Miller at 8 :42 PM

    Precisely ! I knew you would make it plain. We have been applying it for decades .Since 1980s to be exact. I am still puzzled as to why and when we decided to cease performance based management.

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  • @ Lorenzo aka Butthead

    Baje it is simple really put your name to your accusations but i know you are a bluffer with an inflated sense of self importance.My challenge to you BRING THE EVIDENCE and come stop hiding on BU.My mind tells me you are a COWARD.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    LET YOUR PALS GEORGE CROOKED PAYNE AND DISHONEST DALE MARSHALL OF GEORGE WALTON PAYNE & CO EXPOSED AND SUE ME AS YOU WISH.

    I PROMISE WILL LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.

    I NOTICE YOU USE THE ALIAS @LORENZO AND YOUR BLP PAL @ENUFF NOT YOUR FULL NAMES.

    WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT YOU BOTH?

    I REST MY CASE BUTTHEAD AND BEAVIS.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ TheoGazerts at 8:33 PM

    I wish you a good night as well. I agree that one has to break eggs to make cakes. That is exactly what I did when I expressed my dismay that ethical and moral standards decline with the excuse of economic/ political survival of the alleged perpetrators.

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  • On the ISO 9001 management system, I nopted that improvements should be see within 3 weeks. I did not state that the entire system will be implemented.

    We have repeatedly stated that we would implement the most beneficial parts – where the public would see dramatic changes. I have about 20 years experience in setting up and working in an ISO 9001 system. Three weeks is possible.

    Further, I put my professional reputation on the line, and offered to implement the ISO 9001 system in the BWA and QEH, for free, so everyone could see how quickly improvements could be made.

    We also held a training workshop for CEOs of statutory corporations, where I again put my professional reputation on the line. I guaranteed them that at the end of the workshop, they would have both the knowledge and confidence to implement the ISO 9001 system in their department. At the workshop, we designed an ISO 9001 compliant management system for the QEH – but Dexter James did not show up. Now he has been let go.

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  • Looks like crooked Enuff ran away from the discussion she started and real early too.

    let’s come to the very end of the discussion cause it makes no sense rehashing all yall wicked acts against black bajans…ya will only engineer new ones anyway…so ah will tell yall about yaselves instead…..

    ya are some nasty minded, covetous minded negros..

    yall don’t EVER like to SEE ya own black people with anything…ya don’t ever want to see them wealthy or progressing..that is the curse of the negro mind following all of you around…

    yall always setting up with white, indians, syrian racists and whichever scum is crawling around on the ground…to rob ya own black people….or set them up to remain in bondage and unable to help themselves…

    no matter how high ya salaries or numerous ya perks given to you by the people who elected you ..ya STILL ROB YA OWN PEOPLE…nothing is ever ENUFF for you THIEVES…

    all of you brought the island to its KNEES.AND STILL SEEKING TO ROB THE PEOPLE…with ya evil, backward PLANTATION mentalities…

    everyone one is watching you bend over backwards to keep the black population in POVERTY…..just to line ya own pockets…

    ya have schools that can’t reopen, numerous children at home and when they are at school they are using chemical toilets, something children should not be exposed to because of the diseases that can be transmitted…

    that clearly shows you care nothing for black bajans when ya wickedly wrote off 1 BILLION dollars that yall FRIENDS STOLE FROM THE PEOPLE…and did not even hold anyone accountable…while KNOWING that the country and people needed that money….and i did not even mention the tax evaders ya protecting…..or the PENSION FUND all of you STOLE hundreds of millions of dollars FROM for ya crooked minority massa mentality friends…..aka YA BRIBERS…

    END OF DISCUSSION…for now..

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  • My local cake shop sells egg-less cakes.

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  • Hal…..Natalie is back home in UK.

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