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

  • they also sell invisible ink….pick up some for waru

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  • Feeling the PINCH huh….GOOD.

    but wait..yall ain’t seen nothing yet, ya decades of criminality against the people has not even begun to SINK ITS TEETH IN YET..

    Don’t mind me…ah enjoying the show..,wait until those who are sitting quietly watching yall and SAYING NOTHING…..start in on ya backsides…this is just the preamble…it’s nothing….ya done know already that am ALL TALK.

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  • “egg-less cakes” brought on a smile

    I bet they have sugarless cake as well… Ask them what is the sweetener as you enjoy a veggie burger.

    I would still guess that man from the Ivy loves Barbados as much as anyone here.

    Have a great day.

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  • How to tell a yard fowl – when they agree with and defend everything the party does – WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

    No party can be right all the time. Even with the best of intentions, mistakes will be made.

    However, a party can be wrong all the time with the worst of intentions. So the same does not hold for those who disagree and attack everything a party does.

    IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE INTENTIONS OF THE PARTY.

    What are the intentions of this party in power? Are they any different from the intentions of the former party in power?

    Will the new multimillionaires among us be government ministers and their handpicked friends or will they be allowed to emerge through fair competition?

    Time will tell and the truth will out.

    Yuh could hide and buy yacht but yuh cyan hide and sail it.

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  • “Yuh could hide and buy yacht but yuh cyan hide and sail it.”

    Not without falling off it into the water for everyone to see and laugh their asses off cause ya aint no seafarer, just a wannabe….which is not bad thing UNLESS ya a wannabe and would go to any lengths to sell ya own people out just to preen, pose and model…shite material.

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  • “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.”

    You are a bluffer. ISO 9001 in a hospital setting is pretty much useless. There is no one size fits all QMS for a hospital. For example Anesthesiology uses a Risk Based QMS, while a Lab will use a traditional prescriptive QMS, then you will find hybrid throughout. You clearly don’t know what you are talking about.

    To expose you even further as a bluffer, why didn’t you offer your free services to the Barbados Port Inc, they put out a tender earlier this year for implementation of ISO 9001.

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  • @Redguard

    Where do we start a process to force effeciency?

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  • @David

    Before trying to be efficient I say first make sure we are effective.

    Here’s a simple analogy. You build a car from scratch, do you want it to be fuel efficient first or do you want to be effective as a means of transport first. It obvious you want it do be an effective means of transport first.
    Being effective initially will require a large input of resources, in some cases too much, which will lead to waste (inefficiency) but the car is doing its job. Once we are confident of the operational effectiveness of the car we can agree on a standard performance level (standardisation). After this we can go one of two directions, push for a higher level of performance or improve efficiency. (Do we want it to be sports car or become an economical family car).

    Effectiveness is where Grenville and ISO come in.

    Efficiency is achieved by identifying value adding activities. Value is basically the amount an input improves after undergoing a process. Value can be added directly or indirectly. After identifying the value adding activities we then classify the remaining activities as waste (non value adding). We then carefully remove waste from the system while monitoring to ensure it really has no effect. Waste uses resources (human, time, material, equipment). Tron will likely argue the largest source of waste in our system is human, I believe it is time, but that is an argument for another day.

    Efficiency is where Lean and six sigma methodologies are applicable

    For Barbados the car is a gas guzzler and also an ineffective means of transport (it breaks down often and when it drives it just goes in circles). Chasing fuel efficiency or trying to become a sports car are both fallacies.

    We need to redesign the car from scratch

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at 8:39 AM

    If efficiency has to be forced,it is not efficiency that you are aiming at. It appears to be control and micromanagement at this distance. You are doomed to fail. Efficiency involves buy-in from all stakeholders.Management 101, do I hear?

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  • #BTEditorial – Finding Cannabis and Nirvana in the Atlantic Ocean

    Similar to the secretive business agreement which Government entered into with White Oak Consultancy, the proposed Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2019 is churning up some questions to which Barbadians must demand answers. Alas, though, there appears to be an air of national silence and acceptance where one does not know whether it is guided by fear, intimidation, acute adulation, coma or the arrival of some political nirvana.

    Member of Parliament Reverend Joseph Atherley’s creation as Opposition Leader might have been as conveniently contrived as the gift of speech reportedly given to Balaam’s companion. But now we owe his Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) genuine kudos for its revelations on issues related to the move to bring the Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2019 into law. There have been legitimate calls from members of the clergy and other interest groups for caution and greater discourse on this legislation. But we suspect these calls might fall on deaf ears as Government over the past months has shown a propensity to do, acknowledge error, and then re-do. But the PdP has made statements that demand explanation or denial from Government.

    Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the PdP’s spokesman on Health, Wellness and the Environment Paul Gibson questioned the incorporation of two companies related to the new cannabis thrust. He queried the reasons why Government had not made public knowledge the incorporation of the Cannabis Licensing Authority or the privately-owned BIM-Medical Cannabis Limited. The former had been incorporated on July 26, 2019, and amazingly the latter was incorporated months before on September 19, 2018. All of this activity had quietly been undertaken while the actual legislation is only now being discussed. This is enough to raise eyebrows among those not blinkered by inane, political loyalties. Mr Gibson stated: “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?”

    In essence, while Barbadians are listening to what for all intents and purposes has been rendered meaningless parliamentary debate on the Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2019, a regulatory agency has already been set up and a private concern has been incorporated to more than likely tap into the business end of the production of Cannabis for medicinal purposes. Transparency – if the documents produced by the PdP are accepted as authentic copies of official documents – has seemingly been sacrificed since last year. Barbadians should be asking themselves why and for whom?

    The Opposition PdP spokesman went further by asking questions of parties associated with the two incorporated 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. These are all very legitimate queries.

    The efficacy of the usage of Cannabis for medicinal, religious or recreational purposes is not the issue here. There will be cogent arguments for and against its usage for generations to come. One can argue that if Cannabis is good for medicinal usage, then what is the big deal if it is used for religious and recreational purposes. Wouldn’t it contribute to the good health of those users too? But that seems not to be essence of what is puzzling Mr Gibson and many who have been taken aback by yesterday’s revelations. Why the secrecy? Why the rush? Why is Government putting the cart before the horse? Why are agencies being incorporated even before the laws that provide the raison d’être for their existence are passed?

    During the probation era of 1920-1933 in the United States, many shadowy characters made millions from the illegal sale of alcohol. The end of prohibition might have affected the profit margins of many but the post-1933 period did not mean that big bucks stopped flowing into the coffers of those controlling the legal booze.

    The illegal sale of marijuana has garnered significant fortunes for many among us and on a small island like Barbados, those profiteers are well known to most citizens. In several instances, they are the neighbours who live next door. The eventual passage of the Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2019 might affect some profit margins but by no stretch of the imagination will the industry stop bringing profits to those legally positioned to exploit the market.

    The PdP should not be the only concerned entity asking questions and demanding answers from this current Government.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/19/bteditorial-finding-cannabis-and-nirvana-in-the-atlantic-ocean/

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  • @Enuff
    Aren’t you technically no longer associated with the firm once you’re in Cabinet? Let’s discuss.

    +++++++++++
    That should be an interesting discussion, what prohibition exists that prevents a Cabinet Minister from being “technically” associated with his law firm? Wuh happen to the Integrity bill?

    Dey could bury it at de peoples cemetery (Westbury)

    Here lies de Integrity bill, killed by politicians and public apathy

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  • “EnuffSeptember 18, 2019 5:34 PM

    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.”

    I was slow this time, but me thinks crooked Enuff gave the usual yardfowl justification and answer to questions being posed for Marshall Payne and Co..sitting ministers’ unethical involvement in the Cannabis process they once all hated, though they not only smoke it but some are known to traffick the product themselves……which in the yardfowl mind is perfectly legal AND ETHICAL as long as they are the ones doing it..,,……Ms Crooked Enuff started the discussion, then ran off and left it….

    So i will share the full yardfowl justification for bribery, corruption and selling out their own people small island style…”wuh yuh tink we ent to get nutten too…it does happen everywhere, and i does read my bible…”

    And ya cant even attempt to change that low crawling mentality, not in the parliament and not anywhere else.

    In saying that…these crooks could only be thinking of putting their yardfowls to work on slave plantations with marijuana…cause those who are not born with a slave mentality…WILL NEVER agree to such..no matter how DIFFICULT government tries to make their lives to force the reenslavement of them and their children.

    Some BLACK people were BORN with dignity, self respect, self confidence and sense of SELF….it is clear that not one of the leaders in Barbados were born with any of those qualities…none that we have met yet anyway..

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  • Let me REPEAT–the Bill was laid in Parliament in August 2019 and the Bim-Medical Cannabis Ltd registered in September 2019. What insider trading all yuh talking bout? Secondly, no firm should be barred from government work because people associated with the firm are in government. You don’t issue anything from your line ministry, declare, and recuse when a decision is to be made. Where do we draw the line on association in an island that is 1×2? Thirdly, where in the article does it say GWP incorporated BIM-Medical? If being factual, realistic, pragmatic and logical is political yardfowlism, I stand accused. But opposing everything a government does is yardfowlism too, whether political, pretend apolitical or egofowlism. Afain, if I were BIM-Medical I would get my lawyers write Paul Gibson and PDP. Seems like the Christian right has left Solutions and are running the PDP, they are just opposed to MedMar. #wherearethelions🤣🤣🤣

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  • It would appear @Redguard has hit the nail on the head.
    The current lack of financial reporting from public entities is a case in point. Today, we will settle for effective, which means a report is produced in a timely manner and is accurate. Once this is happening we can seek to streamline the process, make it more efficient.
    The root cause, beyond political interference, is lack of accountability. There are no consequences to those tasked with producing the financial reports. As we saw, the former top employee at the NIS, after a decade plus of failing to produce a single annual report, is promoted to Director of Finance. While it may not have been his job to produce the reports, it was his job to ensure the reports were produced. As @VC referred to it Management 101.

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  • @ Theo

    Google egg less (free) and see the number of specialist shops that come up. At least two are in my area. Maybe it s to do with allergies.

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  • @Enuff
    “Secondly, no firm should be barred from government work because people associated with the firm are in government.”
    And this wouldn’t be a problem IF the effing GoB ceased all of these no-bid contracts. Simple. However as long as they are going to proceed with doling out contracts without an open bid process, then firms associated with Ministers should be barred.
    This was true in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020

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  • Waru
    Please explain how the gentlemen are involved and why it is unethical?🤣🤣🤣

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  • “Afain, if I were BIM-Medical I would get my lawyers write Paul Gibson and PDP. Seems like the Christian right has left Solutions and are running the PDP, they are just opposed to MedMar. ”

    Since ya pointing fingers…in reality…ALL yall are frauds…ya have opposed Marijuana for decades, since the 70s, still opposed it EVEN AFTER,…legislating it 27 years ago for medical purposes, YALL NEVER TOLD THE PEOPLE…opposed it from then until NOW…still criminalizing it…yall got a nerve…

    at least the dude is saying HOLD OFF…it makes sense since yall don’t know what the hell ya doing anyway…and no one will show ya…ya too uppity, ignorant, wicked and disrespectfull..

    .am ya friend, so ya done know..

    IN saying that…yall think people are stupid…yall secretly setting up a SLAVE PLANTATION SETTING FOR YA OWN PEOPLE using the marijuana industry and wannabe SLAVEMASTERS and with the names of sitting ministers somehow involved……and ya doing so on autopilot…

    wuh i will probably write a letter to the UN …ME SELF…you JACKASSES…and got the balls to talk about suing people too..are yall out of ya freaking minds…

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  • Redguard:

    Instead of making stupid accusations, you should have been at the public workshop where the management system was developed.

    On the Port, they did invite persons to set up the ISO 9001 system, and I was planning to tender. But through their usual incompetence, they effectively disqualified every local company.

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  • GP11 you have said things that Freedom has never considered you would know more about these processes than I, which processes would make the Public Services more efficient and not be the employer of Last Resort for all of those Nonsensical Degrees that UWI gives out, (Social Studies Etc.)

    The Abolition of land Tax with a Constitutional Change to Prohibit it from raising its Ugly Head again is a Great Idea if we are to remain a Free People, there must be something that we the people can Own that does not belong to the Government.

    PRESENTLY…THE GOVERNMENT OWNS EVERYTHING…

    INDENTURED TO THE STATE WITHOUT A RELEASE DATE…

    Taxes taxes they abound yet it is never enough there is always another round of taxes especially during hard times the talk is always for the small man yet the taxes are on everyone. Any good businessman having learnt to survive will try his best to survive but the person who works for another must also survive but his perks are cut, his allowances are cut, his tax rates go up, the charges on electricity go up when using free sunlight to produce electricity that is fed into the grid. The water rates go up, new taxes are introduce (garbage collection, sewage, even if you do not use any sewage system).

    There is nothing we own that is not taxed. The most egregious one is land tax, a misnomer they mean tax you for owning a house. Is there anything that you can owe, I mean own that it is yours and not another, because if you do not pay the land tax they will sell your house to get the land tax regardless of what it is owed they just want what they say belongs to them in this case if they can sell your house without your permission they own the house not you.

    You are a serf you pay whatever they say you must pay. (1/2 % yesterday 1% today) You are indentured to the state without a release date and also your inheritors. I long for the day when I can own something that is mine and not the government. When can we elect a government that will make us Free Men and Not Indentured Serfs? Do we need another 1834? Where is a Barbadian Wilberforce? Who will free us from the tyranny of over taxation? Where is that person? Moses where are you, this Egypt is putting our children in the bricks to make up their buildings and the size of their establishment, what plagues will you bring to tame Pharaoh? We already have drought would rats be next?

    We will pay over 30 years $113,283 for a $100.000 house to the government for something we own yet we pay the bank who we barrowed money from $73,490 in interest to have the “Indentured privilege” to pay the government more. (Assumptions 8% per year increase in value Land Tax at 1% per year)

    Moses where are you? Mr Barbadian Wilberforce where are you?

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  • “On the Port, they did invite persons to set up the ISO 9001 system, and I was planning to tender. But through their usual incompetence, they effectively disqualified every local company.”

    NONSENSE, that’s a blatant lie Grenville. the winning bid, is led by a gentleman who has a long history of implementing ISO in many jurisdictions. Work has already begun. No company he has worked with has ever failed an initial certification. He was by far the most experienced candidate. He has worked in Barbados before, implementing ISO 9001 for a private company.

    Again you are a bluffer. You are playing in my sandbox, I will expose the shit you try to cover in your platitudes and stupid analogies, throw it back at you at rub it in your face.

    If you want to have a serious conversation about management systems, lets do that but don’t come with your holier than thou crap. i don’t have time for it.

    I’ve said before QMS and ISO 9001 runs into trouble when intangible goods like services are the subject. You claim it is easy, yet a manufacturing company like BCC took a year to implement and they produce goods.

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  • @ Enuff aka Beavis

    Let me REPEAT–the Bill was laid in Parliament in August 2019 and the Bim-Medical Cannabis Ltd registered in September 2019.
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    Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the PdP’s spokesman on Health, Wellness and the Environment Paul Gibson questioned the incorporation of two companies related to the new cannabis thrust. He queried the reasons why Government had not made public knowledge the incorporation of the Cannabis Licensing Authority or the privately-owned BIM-Medical Cannabis Limited. The former had been incorporated on July 26, 2019, and amazingly the latter was incorporated months before on September 19, 2018. All of this activity had quietly been undertaken while the actual legislation is only now being discussed. This is enough to raise eyebrows among those not blinkered by inane, political loyalties. Mr Gibson stated: “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?”
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    @ Enuff you are a blasted stupid liar.

    All you do is come on this BU blog to mislead and coverup for your crooked colleagues in the BLP.

    Even dates you lie about to twist your arguments.

    I see why you and Hal Austin are constantly butting heads as you wallow in your ignorance and backward thinking that everyone believes the bullshit you write on this BU blog regularly.

    You belong tied up to the sewage pipe outfall pumping the shit into the ocean daily.

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  • I am tired of this ISO crap talk every week on this blog. Regardless of the topic the author seems to always bring up this management system as our God saviour. Will not the same civil service be tasked with implantation? The same one that now has the port practically at a standstill because of how they made a mess of implementing the new customs system?

    Every dam thing according to the writer ISO is the answer for. My neighbours dog comes and craps on my lawn can I pay to have it ISO trained as well?

    Redguard you are wasting your time with Grenville on this issue. He ran on this ISO program being our salvation, lost on it and yet still refuses to stop flogging it day in day out. He starts with a good topic and then degrades it by bringing back up the same RH foolishness week after week.

    That is my final word on this topic and if we all ignored him and didn’t comment if he mentions it again, maybe just maybe he might get the message. Then again he might think our laptops are not ISO certified and that is why no responses have been received!

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  • “You belong tied up to the sewage pipe outfall pumping the shit into the ocean daily.”

    blighted plight of the rabid, empty headed yardfowl, always showcasing how useless the role of yardfowl really is, it’s demeaning, degrading and backward moving, we been telling them from both sides of the divide for years, but will any of them listen, oh hell no, they are always too pumped up while pimping for useless leaders and even less useful political parties….

    yardfowlism should be taught from primary school..that it is a worthless existence…

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  • Reenville should see that it is the merchants his party was formed to protect, not the politicians per say, who are the real exploiters of both the political elites and the people.
    When he then follows that logic he will find stark similarities between and among the to epochs he tried to compare

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  • Baje
    Man I love to take on the motormouts on this blog. What does the Barbados Cannabis Licensing Authority Inc., with government headquarters as the address, infers? Christ yuh don’t need to go to 2 schools. Why should the Minister announce BIM-Med is incorporated? Where in the article does it say GWP or government is involved with the incorporation of Bim-Med?🎪🐎

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  • @ Ebuff aka Beavis

    Baje
    Man I love to take on the motormouts on this blog. What does the Barbados Cannabis Licensing Authority Inc., with government headquarters as the address, infers? Christ yuh don’t need to go to 2 schools. Why should the Minister announce BIM-Med is incorporated? Where in the article does it say GWP or government is involved with the incorporation of Bim-Med?🎪🐎
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    You are an ass and an exposed liar.

    I will no longer be part of the games and deception you play on Barbados Underground.

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  • Bridgetown could see several new high-rise apartments within the next few years, and a library for heroes from The City.

    And if Member of Parliament for The City of Bridgetown, Jeffrey Bostic, gets his way, some money could be made from the controversial statue of Lord Nelson in National Heroes Square.

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/241841/city-rises-coming

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  • Crooked Enuff just yapping, yapping, it’s nothing like a little exposure to cause the criminals to run out with more info about their crooked company…pretending to be marijuana experts…

    https://www.bimmedicalcannabis.com/about?fbclid=IwAR0Fq_VmeNs76WI8M62oBHXSlcBr_z7Nm3YTFGTS4GiTbMV3g167QBCQkU0

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  • Basic stuff, we already know about one or two of the names, the only expert in marijuana any of them are…is at smoking joints at university…they know not one shite about what is required and will only regurgitate what is written in published journals, they know nothing about the local marijuana culture or how to proceed with what they need to be successful….and they do not have the skills required to drive the industry forward..

    government placed and hand selected yardfowls…

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  • Crooked Enuff just yapping, yapping,

    or is it cackling, cackling…

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  • Is Bim-Med the same company a principal at the UWI is a director spoke in the news today?

    Trying to separate fact from agendas.

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  • Al we need to know is that none of these have the knowledge to grow the plant let alone extract the most potent aspect of the medicine……or even do certain other things that are necessary…they need the Rasta Community to even start and they know it……so let’s see the next plan…plan B….cause the first one certainly did not work..

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  • @Hants
    Yours @2.03pm

    A suggestion for the blogmaster: How about a blog “Minister’s announcement of the day/week”? Everyday these clowns (gotta call them that their grace period is over) have an announcement or breaking news of something or other and people can’t get basic services i.e Water; garbage collection and transportation. Meanwhile, goods aint coming in or going – well somehow or other basic medical supplies are being cleared otherwise the QEH would be in an even bigger mess, come to think of it he is the Min. of Health and I read of the large number of Bajan men dying of prostate cancer, what is he or the Gov’t doing about that?

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  • Redguard:

    Is the person who won the contract a Barbadian? A simple yes or no would suffice.

    If yes, then I am mistaken on the tender, because it appeared to be written to exclude all locals. If he/she is not a Barbadian, then you are the one who is mistaken.

    This can be objectively determined. Since you claim to have some special knowledge, who won the contract?

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  • PERTAINING TO LAND TAX, SOMEONE STATED ….”THE WHOLE WORLD IS A HOAX
    NOW WHO ELSE BUT A CONMAN COULD DREAM UP A SCHEME LIKE THAT”…

    SOCIALISM IS ECONOMIC CANNIBALISM.

    If you think Barbadians like you and me are free in this wonderful Island of ours, think again!

    By The Way We Do Not Pay Taxes The Government Takes Our Taxes.

    Taxation is not voluntary it is forced. I have been writing for a few years now, that the solution to pilfering by way of Taxation by Governments is the System of Governance meaning Socialist practices of robbing Peter to pay Paul and until we come to understand that Socialism is a Godless Conspiracy Masquerading as Political Philosophy, we will continue to be deprived, the only intent of such, is to rule over others for Control and Profit.

    More than a failed state, it’s a failed SYSTEM. It’s called Socialism and it sooner or later fails everywhere. Its motto is, “When at first you don’t succeed, fail, and fail again.” In the Free, Competitive Private Sector, Failure is something you learn from, so you can Succeed in the future. But in the Public Sector under Socialism especially, Failure is merely an excuse to fail even more Spectacularly later because all that matters is Intentions, not Results.

    Consider that one of the fruits of Socialism is Crony Capitalism. True Capitalism and Free Enterprise is good! What has developed is due to the bastardization of the two by insane taxes, stifling over regulation. This has allowed cronyism through Politicians and big businesses that are forced to “play ball”, to commit theft and control in such a grand scale that is almost unfathomable!!!!

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  • No, he is not Barbadian but his group of consultants includes a Barbadian who lives and works here. The Barbadian was involved in the first stage, played a significant role and will be involved in future stages of the project.

    Either way you are irrelevant, you didn’t even apply, Do not play in my sand box

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  • Correction…SOCIALISM IS ECONOMIC CANNIBALISM…..WHEN PLUNDER BECOMES A WAY OF LIFE…

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  • Wahloss the FACTS got the Salemites and foreign masters and scholarship recipient running.🤣🤣🤣

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  • Sista Abigail
    Dr.Cohall knows nothing about marijuana? Murdaaaa..comedy pon BU!!

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2050324518796349
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Damian-Cohall/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3ADamian+Cohall

    All yuh just gettin mek shame every week. Keep it up.🤣🤣🤣

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  • What the hell does he know about the marijuana culture on the island…has he been growing marijuana on the island or extracting medicine on the island…it is not the same as what he is accustomed to…each person does things a little differently to the other…again..he has no experience and since he knows so much…what do yall need the Rasta Community to work with those at UWI for…

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  • And of course being the sell outs that yall are..ya fully expect the Rasta Community to give him all the knowledge they have so yall and them can pretend it belongs to you and ..SELL IT OUT…good going…

    ah wish allyuh luck.

    ya don’t realize YET that no one is paying any attention to any of you…ya know why…NO ONE NEEDS YOU…

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  • Am sure someone will hint to the Rastas that the UWI dude knows everthing about everything regarding marijuana growing etc in Barbados…as you just claimed….so they don’t have any reason to collaborate with anyone from UWI..,,,so it’s best to.keep their KNOWLEDGE to themselves for their future generations who will need it for generations going forward…..

    And that is exactly what the Rastas should do, yall are too dangerous…

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  • Wuhloss someone just sent me a comment, Indar Weir got Medical Marijuana Barbados on fire….tearing Adriel Nitwit a new one…..yall frenemies ain’t easy..lol

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @EnuffSeptember 19, 2019 10:06 AM “pretend apolitical”

    I hope that you don’t mean me. If so you are deeply, deeply mistaken.

    Our family is so apolitical that I am likely the only person on this blog who has never seen a politician at a family funeral. And “no” they don’t send flowers, cards nor nothing so neither. They still trying to figure out why we non-partisan.

    But you got me thinking that I should hold my nose and vote “D” in ’23. Notwithstanding that I have voted “B” in the last three elections.

    As always the non-partisan

    Simple Simon

    Neither “B” nor “D”

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @EnuffSeptember 18, 2019 5:34 PM “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.”

    Dear Enuff; Yesterday at 5:34 p.m. you invited me to a discussion and then you “ghosted” me. What you do that for?

    Ghosted/Ghosting=Ghosting is breaking off a relationship by stopping all communication and contact with the partner without any apparent warning or justification, as well as ignoring the partner’s attempts to reach out or communicate. Wikipedia

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  • Sir Simple
    Never could I be referring to you. Always cogent and sensible in your responses.

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  • Crooked Enuff is losing it…mumbling and grumbling all over the place, accusing everyone of all sorts of thing in a paranoid state..

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  • Redguard:

    So, by your own admission, you are the one who was mistaken. You are what you accuse others – a bluffer. The tender was not won by a local, despite your deceptive misleading comments that a Barbadian is on the team. The Barbadian simply could never qualify – as I had previously asserted.

    Now, you have spent your time falsely calling me a bluffer. Well, I offered my services for free for the past decade, long before I was in politics. Implementing the ISO 9001 system was a main part of our economic growth plan. If you, or any other statutory corporation thought that I was bluffing, then why not give me a month to implement the most beneficial parts of the system, and see if complaints are not permanently addressed, with measurable improvements within 3 weeks?

    No. That would be too difficult. Extreme politically partisan supporters with no management success, must continue to convince us that incompetence is the best that we should expect. Stop being a yardfowl.

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  • John A:

    I will consistently give my best advice. Whether it is accepted or not is not my responsibility.

    You may be tired of reading about the ISO 9001 international management standard. That is unfortunate. If you want to recommend a better standard, then please offer one. Would you have me offer a lower management standard? Sorry, I do not do lower standards – I only give my best advice.

    Suppose someone was tired of me writing about proper building standards. Would you suggest that I start offering lower standards, or stop providing advice on building standards?

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  • Sista Abigail
    Me confused? Really? Whatever helps you sleep at night.

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  • I catch hell to stay awake..

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  • “ICAR is working for legalisation but we are mature enough to know the workings of the system. The liberalisation that we are seeing in neighbouring countries took years of negotiation. It did not happen overnight.

    “Government has committed to a staged approach in which the medicinal bill comes first, followed by consideration of sacramental use and the promised referendum. ICAR urges those who know the goodness of cannabis to raise their voices and express themselves on the issue,” Adonijah said.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/03/land-for-food-security-says-rastafarian-community/?fbclid=IwAR1RfI85-wdgh81VOyHvPiZ2i1Un3XGoinnUK9Bbj7F9JZMMremjzvaBFrA

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  • The bottom line is governentt cannot be trusted in this, they have too much of a sell out mentality for anyone to believe they will not use the legislation to continue to disenfranchise and discriminate not only against rasta but also the majority poulation as a whole, they too have always been guilty of this, both governements track records speak for themselves, no one except for dumb yardfowls would trust anyone of them and that is the reality…it is clear that there is trikcery involved here or they would have handled this better…

    the stench from this is nauseating, everyone can smell it, but them..

    it is not seen as a 50/50 compromise by anyone with a dot of intelligence, they still want to promise instead of doing…and then promise the same shite just before next elections again as they all do..

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  • Oh tangled web…..maybe crooked Enuff can tell us what these UWI types need the Rasta Community for…since they know everything they need to know about the marijuana..

    “BIM Medical Cannabis Limited has no affiliation with the Government of Barbados nor with the Barbados Cannabis Licensing Authority Inc and any attempt to misconstrue this fact to the public could be seen as a malicious act,” Director of Research Dr Damian Cohall told Barbados TODAY.”

    This should not even be happening in Barbados..

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/20/franklyn-willing-to-go-to-court-over-pensions/

    Pensions ROBBED hundreds of millions, now deliberately made to suffer..

    Heard people are not getting any welfare checks..

    We know disability checks are not being distributed either…

    And they want someone to trust them…ha

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  • Look Sista Abigail had tuh eat crow…….again.🤣🤣

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  • “If you, or any other statutory corporation thought that I was bluffing, then why not give me a month to implement the most beneficial parts of the system”

    ISO is not a QMS, you cannot cherry pick and implement parts of it. ISO tells you how effective your QMS is, and gives you an idea of what you need to do to meet their standard. ISO contains nothing to implement. If their is no QMS in place ISO is useless.

    You know what put your money where your mouth is, tell us the beneficial parts of ISO that you can implement in a month and how they would improve the QEH or BWA, Prove you are not a bluffer.

    ISO certification simply says you have committed your organisation to producing a quality product/service, you have effective means to monitor performance/quality, address dips in performance and you can provide confidence to external persons that you are capable of achieving and maintaining a certain level of performance/quality.

    The last statement is ISO’s selling point. It is where the ball bearing example I provide comes in.

    ISO does not tell you how to make your product or service better. If you are already poor at the product or service, ISO will offer no help. Many on this board have told you over and over that ISO cannot help government because government is simply not effective and what it does and many government departments are not concerned with quality, so the idea of a QMS is not applicable. Introducing ISO is a non-starter. But you stubbornly staked your political career on ISO

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  • Crow Enuff…ya think yall slick, but wait..

    and ya think we don’t know that same UWI dude was at the same conference too……keep hiding and buy land….or as some would say, tiefing it.

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  • People this is the new fraud squad called govt
    Plenty smoke and mirrors and empty promises

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  • @ Redguard

    ISO does not tell you how to make your product or service better. If you are already poor at the product or service, ISO will offer no help. Many on this board have told you over and over that ISO cannot help government because government is simply not effective and what it does and many government departments are not concerned with quality, so the idea of a QMS is not applicable. Introducing ISO is a non-starter. But you stubbornly staked your political career on ISO
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    THE MAN HEAD REAL HARD AND WAY TOO STUBBORN TO LISTEN AND COMPREHEND.

    My qualifications are from US Universities.

    When I relocated to the UK and applied to be a Certified Business and Management Consultant, I was told that I would have to do the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership which at the time was the British highest standard to receive accreditation for an overseas qualified person.

    First Barbados needs a revolution in leadership, the Lawyer/Politicians are not up to 2019 and beyond requirements.

    There also needs to be a revolution of the attitudes of most of the workers.

    I have advised Grenville he needs to be more strategic in both his thinking and in his approach instead of this bull in a china shop approach.

    Maybe the smartest decision he could make is to allow several others from Solutions Barbados to write articles and defend to allow the audience to get a broader perspective of his party instead of the one man band which currently presents itself.

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  • Redguard:

    You are completely mistaken. Clearly you have no experience with the ISO whatsoever. You are writing theoretical garbage. You are aware that I have 20 years of experience with the ISO 9001 standard, yet you continue to write theoretical rubbish, and spout baseless yardfowl accusations.

    The ISO is a proven success in badly managed and operating public services. I have repeatedly given the example of the El Salvadorian customs department, which was perhaps one of the worst on this planet. It was transform, into one of the best because of ISO. Yet, you continue to speak utter rubbish about something which you have no experience.

    You are what you call others, a bluffer, and a deceitful one at that – trying to mislead people. Stop being a yardfowl.

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  • “ISO is not a QMS, you cannot cherry pick and implement parts of it. ISO tells you how effective your QMS is, and gives you an idea of what you need to do to meet their standard. ISO contains nothing to implement. If there is no QMS in place ISO is useless.”

    Hmmmm………

    Mr. Phillips mentioned “give (him) a month to implement the most beneficial parts of the system, and see if complaints are not permanently addressed, with measurable improvements within 3 weeks,” while previously using the QEH and BWA as examples of SOEs for implementation.

    However, I read ISO 9001 is not actually a QMS……… it is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements/criteria for a QMS.

    According to the experts, the durations for implementation will vary from company to company, but company size is often a big predictor of the time it will take to implement ISO 9001. Some rules of thumb would be:

    ………. Small organizations up to 50 employees could implement ISO 9001 in 6-8 months.
    ………. Medium-sized organizations up to 500 employees could implement in 8-12 months.
    ………. Larger organizations can take 12-15 months to implement.

    Bear in mind the BWA, for example, has more than 50 employees and may be considered a medium sized organisation. If the above information is correct, then, perhaps Mr. Phillips II may want to explain how he could implement ISO 9001 within one month and realise measurable improvements within 3 weeks?

    Other QMS considerations before implementation of ISO 9001, would be, for example, knowing the organisation’s objectives or goals, management structure, products and services offered, customers, etc. And this is a process that would obviously be time consuming. How could these objectives be achieved within 3 weeks?

    Another thing is, public sector employees are resistant to changing the existing organisational culture….. the status quo. The same people resistant to change would be the same people with whom Mr. Philips II have to co-operate to implement and manage ISO 9001. Sometime ago, before offering a free ISO 9001 workshop, he told Barbadians at the launch of SB’s candidates, should SB win the 2018 general elections, those who do not accept ISO 9001 would be dismissed.

    He then went on to offer a free workshop for managers, which, by all reports, was poorly attended. This was round one in the fight against change. As such, for implementation to be successful, Mr. Phillips II and public sector employees must change their attitudes.

    I hope Mr. Phillips II does not “get me wrong.” I’m seeking knowledge and would like him to explain himself a bit more on the topic…….. or write an article, even………. since information forth coming seems to be conflicting.

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  • Artax:

    You do not say “hmmmm” to that level of incompetent garbage written by Redguard, you say “wow” – in that it is rare to find someone to reveal themselves so thoroughly inept at understanding the ISO 9001. Now on to your concerns.

    First, there is no conflicting information. I specifically called out the persons directly responsible for implementing the standard – specifically the CEO, who would be dismissed for blatantly refusing to implement the system. Not those who would operate in the system.

    Second, I have consistently mentioned, for the past decade, that the most publicly beneficial parts of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System can be implemented quickly, so that within 3 weeks, the public can see dramatic improvements.

    Did you attend our ISO 9001 workshop? If not, then why not.

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  • “When I relocated to the UK and applied to be a Certified Business and Management Consultant, I was told that I would have to do the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership which at the time was the British highest standard to receive accreditation for an overseas qualified person.”

    What is a Certified Business and Management Consultant? Why would someone with a masters need to do an NVQ? That NVQ was first taught in 2014. 🤣🤔🤐

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  • Crooked Enuff…it is getting harder and harder to tief from the Rastas huh…yall ran into a brick wall…..that ya built YASELVES…..let’s see how fast and high ya can climb…this is different than slithering out of the other cockup ya created…and now got ya tail between ya legs…cause not a fella will believe a word any of you say, ever gain…the results of a corrupt job well done…

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  • I believe that there is an antidote to Barbados’ malaise. GP2 goes into great detail in explaining that the Barbados of yesterday had an abundance of creative, talented, capable, experienced and knowledgeable people. I have no reason to disagree with him.

    The common thread of Barbados decline are its governments dating back from as far as 1996.

    What are the solutions? Adopt the mentality of the runaway slave. After all Barbados still remains a plantation.

    Establish your own cooperative communities. Establish your own food security zones. Develop your own waste/sewage management plants. Create your own energy supplies. Develop your own transportation system. Create your own centres of education. Manage your own affairs so that you are not reliant on your government or the parasitical private companies who are fleecing the masses.

    Make the government obsolete by managing yourself and your communities. Barbados does not require 30 MPs to manage its affairs. Remove the shackles and you as a people will be surprised to see that you are capable of running your country in an effective manner without big government.

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  • @ Blog master,
    Check your spam. Should have read 1966.

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  • @TLSN

    You have missed the point of the Bajan Condition – they refer people to do things for them. Just look at banking; insurance; our supermarkets; our newspapers; tourism; import/export; clothing; etc

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  • @ Hal,

    You are of a generation that can relate to what GP2 has written. We have to belief and have faith in the natives.

    The only way out for the natives is for them to completely by pass the government and to create their own autonomous enclaves. They should do what the local whites and Indians do in Barbados: work independently of the government.

    Big government has wrapped her arms around the throat of the majority black population and she will throttle it if left unchallenged.

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  • After 40 years Jamaica will complete IMF arraignments
    Yuh think a country as small as barbados and no other means of financial wherewithal outside tourism can withstand the gruelling effects of the IMF programs
    To quote Jamaica PM there is a lot of work to be done

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  • “They should do what the local whites and Indians do in Barbados: work independently of the government.”

    They are allowed to, with the blessings of both corrupt governments, whether what they do is illegal or not, as long as the negro sell outs get their cut…but when their own people attempt the same thing, just to survive, not even to become wealthy, they use the power of the police and the corrupt court system…to stop black progress…..yes, your leaders are the EVIL CULPRITS….,all while in black face.

    As you said and Barrow confirmed, there will be NO JUSTICE for the black population, unless that repulsively vile, racist, apartheid system of oppressing and systematically shackling black people ONLY, keeping the majority and their generations…decades behind in development, state sanctioned no less..is PERMANENTLY DISMANTLED.

    Both governments continue the evil, ugly practice..to enrich themselves.

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  • On a lighter note, ah can’t even see Lawson to tell me all about muh Canadian boyfriend, now being labeled a racist cause he seems to have this fetish for dressing up in black face, wuh i thought Lawson would love him just for that…lol

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  • This President is relly amazing. I am sure she has more important things to do. Now she s nstructing (remindng) police of much needed skills they should have. Are these the skills needed for policing ordinary Barbadians?

    Police and military personnel deployed to Abaco, Grand Bahama and other Bahamian islands ravaged by Hurricane Dorian must balance their technical skills and soft skills during aid operations, advised Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday.

    She shared the advice during her address to a contingent of 36 Regional Security System (RSS) police ranks being sent to The Bahamas. Police from Antigua, St Kitts, St Lucia and Barbados make up the contingent being deployed.
    “When you go to Nassau and the other islands of The Bahamas, recognise that you are going in a situation of great difficulty for most people. Not just those who were in Abaco and Grand Bahama, but the entire nation of The Bahamas have been affected by this.
    “Put yourself in their position. Whenever patience is required, exercise it. Whenever tolerance is required, exercise it. Whenever firmness is required, hold to a line and always remember that we are there to help and to understand. None of us would want to be in the position of many of the people that have been left homeless or that have lost members of their families,” said Mottley.
    The Prime Minister told the officers they had a great responsibility in helping the citizens of The Bahamas get on their feet again, adding that by stepping up to the plate they were showcasing bravery.
    “We ask that you go and make us proud by playing your part in helping a member of our family get back on their feet as soon as possible and when you do it remember that because of your strength more will be required of you than otherwise in other situations because of the horror the situation,” she added.
    The ceremony was held at the RSS hangar at the Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church. (Quote)

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  • actually Waru I was very disappointed to see Trudeau in black face , I had him more likely to be caught cross dressing in our Trudeau putz pool. Whats sad for our country is this is the best we could come up with. After having many heated disscussions at the bar over the last few years its pretty hard now to find anyone who says they voted liberal. He claims he likes to dress up as a blackman because he is over priveledged …HUH…..what a loser.

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  • Do not high jack the topic.

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  • We won’t, it’s too important, ah just wanted Lawson’s take on my racist boyfriend…lol

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  • @ Enuff September 20, 2019 10:06 PM
    “When I relocated to the UK and applied to be a Certified Business and Management Consultant, I was told that I would have to do the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership which at the time was the British highest standard to receive accreditation for an overseas qualified person.”

    “What is a Certified Business and Management Consultant? Why would someone with a masters need to do an NVQ? That NVQ was first taught in 2014.”
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    I would advise to stay far from this NVQ matter. You know not what you speak about.

    There is merit in the man’s claim. Level 5 NVQ has the equivalent workplace status to your so-called Master’s designation.

    Because you have a degree or professional qualification from a non-UK awarding body that does not translate into automatic recognition in the UK work environment.
    A period of retraining/conversion must be undertaken and the NVQ route is the most practical route outside the established professional training bodies.

    BTW, NVQs have been around for over 25 years in the UK.

    This regime of certification carries more weight in the job market that any of the bullsh**t academic qualifications dispensed by your UWI or other two-bit training outlets.

    Maybe the Bajan public sector ought to replace its preference for academic certification with a pro-NVQ regime to improve the level of knowledge and understanding and indeed competence in the workplace.

    Too many bosses (chiefs) in the administration of public services than there are competent workers on the Bajan government plantation.

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  • @Hal Austin…. A man who punches well above his weight

    I have to disagree with the tone of your first two sentences in your post above.

    Quite often people who were sent to help others make the news because of their ‘bad’ behavior. I say one word “UN”.

    A gentle “I have my eyes on you, don’t embarrass us in anyway” is helpful. A word to the wise should be enough.

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  • Miller
    I asked a simple question star. I simply said that specific NVQ started in 2014, I never said all did. I know consultants in the big four in London with only foreign credentials. #justasking

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  • “Too many bosses (chiefs) in the administration of public services than there are competent workers on the Bajan government plantation.”

    and not a one of them know what the hell they are doing…they are too selfish to care about their own financial safety or that of the people who pay their salaries and too miseducated, inconsistent, inefficient/inept/ineffective to deliver competence OR a corrupt free economic system in any sphere..

    as will be highlighted and proven ONCE AGAIN very shortly, because they cannot he;lp themselves.

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  • @ enuff September 21, 2019 9:56 AM

    Of course there would be consultants in the “big four in London with foreign credentials”.

    And, of course, these same big four would have their offices spread across the globe from where they recruit la crème de la crème of the local gifted and bright graduates of their own Ivy league university and training institutions.

    We are talking about the ‘norm’. It’s pity that so many Singaporeans can find their niche in London compared to Bajans with similar educational and training exposure.

    Do you feel any UWI-trained lawyer or management consultant holding a Masters would be able to find work in London unless he or she undergoes a period of ‘re-education and appropriate training’?

    BTW, “Enuff” when are you going to advise your friends handling the Ganga Bill that they must make provision for the culinary (not only medicinal) use of the herb.

    We are certain you have heard the saying that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’.

    You have accepted the curative/therapeutic properties of the flora whore called Mary Jane.
    It’s also time to recognize her preventative properties.

    Why must a person be forced to go to a certified quack called doctor and a pharmacist (aka patented drug pushers and dealers) to obtain access to a plant with both preventative and therapeutic value when that same plant could be grown in the person’s backyard with only the Sun as its creator and Mother Nature’s helping hands?

    Here is an adage that you and your greedy hypocritical masters ought to bear in mind:
    “We are what we eat”. If only Bajans would explore and exploit the culinary benefits of Mary Jane Carmetta Frazer might smile in her grave knowing that Bajans are about to embrace her ‘copied’ mantra.

    It might just save the QEH and the polyclinics millions of dollars if the cost of treating the NCDs plaguing the country is reduced by encouraging people to use the ‘cannabis sativa’ as Mother Nature intended.

    Feed the animals the same unprocessed cannabis and see how the need to import antibiotics and other ‘synthetic’ pharmaceuticals used in the animal husbandry business would drop significantly.

    But then again, too many greedy profiteering bastards have too much financial skin in the synthetic medicinal game (both for human and animal use) to allow politicians to think outside the electoral funding box.

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  • Miller
    Why wunna like putting down UWI degrees tho but think any UK degree is gold? I do know people with UWI degrees and with law degrees too who did the transition courses and are doing well in the UK. Wuh an Oxford grad can’t just rock up and practice in Bim either. Anyhow, you can search BU for my repeated calls for a competency-based approach to recruitment rather than qualifications for jobs that are ‘non-professional’. I read the newspapers, I don’t have any friends.

    Sista Abigail
    The rastas looking for recreational/religious use; the current debate is about medicinal weed. Every Barbadian, rastafarian or not, has a right to participate in the medicinal industry even if special treatment is meted out to specific groups, note I said groups–plural. So I don’t get your continued rants.🤣🤣 How would the law determine who is a rasta if only religious use is allowed by the way? I am all for legalisation. Like alcohol, who want to smoke, smoke. #exits

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  • @ Enuff September 21, 2019 11:21 AM
    “I do know people with UWI degrees and with law degrees too who did the transition courses and are doing well in the UK.”
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    And this ‘mandatory’ “transition” training is exactly what you were claiming is not a requirement to be considered for employment at that level of ‘professionalism’.

    That is why the man had to go back to ‘college’ to get his NVQ Level 5 in “Management and Leadership”.

    It would be to your betterment if you allow those who have been through the flames from both sides of the fire to have the last word.

    BTW, the acid test of effectiveness of the UWI law degree can be found in the quality of work performed in the judicial system of the country which ‘houses’ its Law faculty.

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  • Miller…right now they got old QCs UWI trained who refuse to even file submissions as ordered by judges, ya know why, they are connected to the ruling government and don’t think they need to do anything to bring closure to these outstanding cases, don’t mind dumb Enuff..

    ….they have no intention of changing the backwward, corrupt way they have destroyed the judiciary, the economy and everything else in their path for decades, there will definitely be more and more exposures as we go along, because they DO NOT intend to STOP….so determined are they to continue their destructive ways…

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  • “Sista Abigail
    The rastas looking for recreational/religious use”

    stop LYING on the Rastas and telling them what they are looking for ..THEY SPECIFICALLY SAID…that they use the plant as a sacramental herb AND for MEDICINAL PURPOSES..yall like to lie on people too much..when ya want ya own way, but we shall see what we shall see…and stop trying to get the knowledge they have for free…yall have NO RIGHT…and ya will not get it because unlike you fools who do not look out for your future generations…you only look for what ya can get for yaselves minute by minute and cannot see as far as 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 years….blind, visionless and useless…

    …, the Rastas know that knowledge they possess is to be passed on to generation after generation of their children and grandchildren…but not to you thieves…

    ya sellouts…looking to sell what does not belong to you.

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  • Waru I think your Canadian boyfriend stole my patio furniture

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  • A frustrated Trevor Prescod bellows he is Not Jesus
    What arrogrance exhibited by the minister in spite the up in” your face promises of this govt to make barbados enviroment cleanier
    However one does not have to look far to recognized that such promises were delivered to a gullible people
    A people who still relish and praise a govt that used the ocean as a secondary garbage dump where all kinds of toxins are lay to be stored at the bottom of the ocean

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  • It is an insensitive statement given the plight of Barbadians concerning garbage pickup IF reporter accurately.

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  • The 1 Billion dollars in VAT…stolen by all their friends…could have bought multiple garbage trucks AND BUSES….the hundreds of millions the tax evaders got away with not paying…thanks to Mia cares…could have done the same……these stupid leaders need to be reminded of that EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY…until they are KICKED OUT..

    Lol…Lawson…ya remember that wanting to be and looking just like a black man when he’s bored, well there is no telling what he needs ya patio furniture to do….ya done know how yall crazies do it..

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  • Well so far Prescod has not made steps to have the comment retracted
    Neither has he denied making those statements
    I mean this govt made all kind of glowing promises
    Now what does Prescod expect from those people whose garbage had not been picked up in weeks
    But his response i caling on Jesus name tells a story of a govt now swimming in water above its head with no life rafts
    Most might have expected that this govt might be walking on water after all the glorious promises made

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  • An unfortunate choice of words.

    Get past the headline and read the full story. This is not a no-show job.

    The minister has several battles going on at the same time. Getting vehicles is just a part of the problem. Maintenance issues need to addressed. He may have to weed out a few workers.

    He knows the enormity of the task and spoke out of frustration

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/09/21/certificate-of-character-office-to-reopen-monday/

    I read the above article with the intention of seeing where The Minister could be tripped up. The only flaw that I saw was that he issued a date of 9/23/2019.

    If keeps this deadline without any problems then that is a demonstration of sound leadership👍👍;
    If I see an alternative date posted then I know he was pulling dates out of the air and is not in control of the situation 👎👎👎👎

    I have complimented Dale Marshall previously and I believe he knows what he is doing –
    (even when it comes to matters of property 🙂 )

    On this matter solid B+. Final grade to be awarded on Tuesday.

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  • Sorry bro
    No!Precod not going to get a “pass” from me
    This govt had all the answers
    His frustration is not my problem
    His frustration should lie in the fact that if a govt can give away millions of dollars in tax cuts and waivers etc and can hire million dollar consultants
    Then the govt should find the necesaary funds for the techanical mechanical help required to repair and maintain the garbage trucks
    Not withstanding that this govt recently made a gloriuos promise to match 500hundred thousand dollars to help the bahamas recovery effort
    As a minister he should be bold enough to quiz the MOF on financial matters which will open a dialogue on what is important to the people of Barbados
    In other words stating that his position as minister requires a proactive response from her in helping to clean the garbage.

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  • Mr. Phillips II

    RE: “First, there is no conflicting information.”

    I mentioned “conflicting information” because, whereas what Redguard wrote seems to be in agreement with what I read about ISO 9001, you have been presenting a totally different perspective.

    RE: “Did you attend our ISO 9001 workshop? If not, then why not.”

    The following is an excerpt from your BU article of November 28, 2017, entitled “Town Hall to Train Managers and Workers ISO 9001:”

    “If you are unsure of what the ISO 9001 quality management system is all about, then you are invited to attend a free public town-hall meeting this Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 6:00 pm at Combermere School hall, where it will be explained to you in detail.”

    “You will learn exactly what it is, how it can benefit all public workers and everyone else who uses Government services, and how you can start to implement it in your organisation and department. At the end of the meeting, you will have the training and tools necessary to start implementing the system the following day.”

    To be honest, I did not attend your ISO 9001 workshop because I don’t believe it is possible to learn a new system through a workshop that is of a few hours duration….. at the end of which I would “have the training and tools necessary to start implementing the system the following day.”

    Additionally, on SB’s web-site you outlined a series of phases in your ISO 9001 implementation plans for government departments. I specifically recall” “9. ISO 9001 documents are to be adapted to each Government department within 3 months of the Permanent Secretaries’ internal auditor training. The ISO 9001 quality management system is to be fully implemented 3 months later.”

    Then you subsequently mentioned implementing ISO 9001 within 1 month and realise improvements within 3 weeks.

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  • I am ISO 900000000001 qualified….
    You too can be similarly qualified for US $259.99
    Ask the blogmaster for my email address
    🙂

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  • @ The0gazerts

    You too expensive!

    I too offering a summer special where you can be ISO 90002 certified for 12 easy monthly payments of $20 USD and a free pen and notepad included, so you could write down everything you don’t understand.

    Just call 1800 ISO 90002 for registration.

    Yes the 90002 is the new improved version guaranteed to fix all problems from marital problems to financial matters and back for those of wunna that think I made a typo!

    Wait though who version we going with Grenville or Redguard one? Cause dem seem to be 2 programs out there dat does do 2 different things with the same name!

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  • @ Miller

    There is merit in the man’s claim. Level 5 NVQ has the equivalent workplace status to your so-called Master’s designation.

    Because you have a degree or professional qualification from a non-UK awarding body that does not translate into automatic recognition in the UK work environment.
    A period of retraining/conversion must be undertaken and the NVQ route is the most practical route outside the established professional training bodies.
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    Some people know it all and suspicious of everyone because of their own deceptions.

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  • Miller
    You know wuh fires I’ve been through? Practing as a solicitor or barrister ain’t the same as a management consultant. I know people with foreign degrees who work in London as consultants and in other areas with foreign degrees, including from UWI.
    Dem nuh do nuh NVQ. In any event, Baje got US degrees 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

    Wunna see why Hal kept quiet at the townhall in London? This man get up uninformed and got nyam.🤣🤣🤣

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  • @ Miller

    Like I keep saying @ Enuff aka Beavis one of the biggest Jackasses who is a consummate con-artist hence why he is in the inner circles of the BLP.

    I was contracted with a UK funded Agency via Central Government providing expert guidance and resources to Medium and large-sized businesses and hence the Contracting Agency wanted to ensure that a UK level certification was obtained to satisfy Clients referred and for their own Consultants Profiles when reporting to Central Government Funding Agency.

    This would have been the case whether my qualifications were from UWI, US or anywhere recognised and accepted outside of the UK.

    However @Enuff the little small island asshole knows everything going on in the developed world whilst living on a 2 x 4 island with nonexistent standards.

    This must be part of punching above his weight.

    Hal Austin is a proven entity in the developed world, someone, I have a lot of respect for based on his submissions and his track record.

    Small-minded people like @Enuff to feel equal has to try to belittle people whether by their experience or accomplishments.

    This idiot even had the gall to attack my English when I first started writing on BU to try to deflect my submissions re BLP False Manifesto Pledges.

    I was never aware that Barbados Underground was a classroom,

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