Does the DLP Have a Credible Voice?

In recent days we have have had controversial Minister of Environment making the news. He appears to have taken umbrage to the decision by the government to re-purpose the Sanitation Headquarters built under his watch. One wonders who is the person he alleged prevented the opening of the building.  It appears he has overcome health concerns.

Before Lowe’s sighting last weekend President Verla De Peiza gave the government a failing grade. One has to accept that the DLP membership in its infinite wisdom selected De Peiza to lead the party and supported the effort by electing Irene Sandiford-Garner the deputy. Should onlookers conclude that an emboldened Lowe will be followed by former colleagues? What will their mouthings do to compromise the DLP rebuild after the shellacking in the last general election?

The following snippet was sent to the blogmaster’s inbox reported to be written by Political Consultant Reudon Eversley – Do you agree with the author?

So Verla, the perennial electoral loser, is giving the Mottley
government a failing grade in its first 500 days. The comment is not a
surprise. It reflects a new aggressive negative politics of doom
coming out of George Street. However, the comment  speaks volumes of
how far the once great party  — now a fringe group since the last
general election — has slipped into lalaland in the last year and
half. Verla should be speaking instead about how successful she has
been in turning around the fortunes of the Dems who are growing more
and more frustrated and desperate under her ineffective leadership. By
this time next year, if current rumblings are anything to go by, she
may very well be political history because the patience of those
waiting in the corridors is running out. After the Dems brought
Barbados to its knees in the stagnant post David Thompson period
because of failed leadership and incompetence, there could be no
overnight miracles. The comeback will be gradual but I am satisfied
that the rehabilitation of Barbados, not just economically but on all
fronts, is well underway. Clear signs are there. Confidence, for
example, is back. The only people not seeing it are the  Dems in
blinkers. Miss Mottley has done an admirable job. She has led from in
front. She is the chief marketer of Barbados internationally — an
important task neglected by the Dems in the previous 8 years. Miss
Mottley is growing in stature and respect on the world stage and it
will redound to the benefit of Barbados. Look at the prestigious
speaking engagements she is getting. Look at the positive press she is
also getting internationally.  In the region, Barbados is being
respected again. Friends in the region who  used to call and lament
the drift they were seeing under the Dems are making the most
complimentary comments about Barbados’ leadership again. I am
politically independent. Since resigning from the Dems over five years
ago because I did not wish to align myself with political failures, I
belong to no political party. I am a political professional and my
views are non-partisan. However, I am supporting Miss Mottley because
I want the best for Barbados and the performance of the Dems in their
last stint in government shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that they
are not the best for Barbados.

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  • So we have a 30-0 govt who was handed a mandate to govern barbados for the better now all up in arms because they were giving a failing grade
    Well instead of jumping up and down govt should have presented a score card of promises which they had made to the people as evidence of the promises being delivered
    But no they have a poochlicker writing a fake story telling people how much good has been done under Mia leadership
    The reason why Reudon Eversley can be so called a poochlicker is because he must be deaf and blind and living in la la land far away from hearing the cries of the people overburden with high taxes and cannot and have not receive one iotta of any of the campagain promises this govt made during the ten year period they were in the wilderness
    This guy must be high on laced koolaid or suffering from illusions of grandeur
    Eversley next time you stick your neck out to defend this govt say something that is true and avoid writing or uttering fake news

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  • Was the snippet sent anonymously? If not, who was the person who sent it, if not Mr Eversley? Let us have open and honest political debate. In my time Mr Eversley would have been asked to confirm or deny he was the author. So simple, just a telephone call away. But Bajans like speculating. Remember, Barrow was the father of independence.

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  • Why not exhibit a level of journalistic fibre and go to his Facebook and confirm to the blog? Always criticizing for the sake of it. The source who sent this is solid as a rock.

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  • “Clear signs are there. Confidence, for example, is back.
    Miss Mottley has done an admirable job. She has led from in front.
    She is the chief marketer of Barbados internationally — an important task neglected by the Dems in the previous 8 years.
    Miss Mottley is growing in stature and respect on the world stage and it will redound to the benefit of Barbados.
    Look at the prestigiousspeaking engagements she is getting.
    Look at the positive press she is getting internationally. In the region,
    Barbados is being respected again.
    Friends in the region who used to call and lamentthe drift they were seeing under the Dems are making the most complimentary comments about Barbados’ leadership again.”

    Where’s the beef.. a nothing-burger

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  • The notion that there is or was some ‘father of independence’ is merely a popular meme that idiots have made up.

    We have long had the diplomatic papers from that era and we now know with certainty that there was no real paternity to Barbados’ ‘independence’, certainly not EWB. Even the fiction of ‘independence’ has long been questioned.

    Has the ugly idiot from England never asked himself how come nearly 70 countries got this so-called independence within a 20 years period. How such an event represents a stark departure from all historical norms.

    The truth is that the Americans ran the British out of nearly its colonies and established an imperial system more controlling but without any responsibilities, after WW2.

    In order for our country to advance, people like HALTON AUSTIN are certainly worthy of death!

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  • nearly all its colonies

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  • what nonsense is that? many of my Bim family are crying out about the taxes and lack of buses and garbage pile up. many of my school friends whilst not expressing regret about voting for the BLP are equally fed up.

    they are encouraging their children to migrate. there is a lot of apathy in Bim. no gallivanting and giving soon to be forgotten speeches will change that any time soon. i doubt anything tangible will come of it

    the BLP are doing a lot, but a lot of it, is a scatter gun approach, hoping for some luck. good luck.

    whilst Verla and the DLP are still searching for relevance there is no need for one voice. plenty voices must point out MAM’s campaign promises and her governing nothingness.

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  • David

    The idea that somebody somewhere should be looking to the DLP for a voice reminds this writer of the symbiotic relationship between serial abuser and abused. They need each other.

    And somebody here will have something to say to us about that we fear!

    But that there is somebody somewhere seeking to encourage the dead to rise represents an indictment of our country, eighteen months after the not uncertain castigation of the DLP by an overwhelming majority of Bajans.

    The country is sick!

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  • RE HAL ASSTIN
    Was the snippet sent anonymously?
    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE. ARE THE CONTENTS RELEVANT OR NOT IS A BETTER QUESTION

    RE If not, who was the person who sent it, if not Mr Eversley?
    WHO CARES WHO SENT THE INFORMATION? ARE THE COMMENTS WORTHY OF DEBATE OR NOT? IF SO WHY SO? IF NOT WHY NOT?

    RE Let us have open and honest political debate.
    WHAT DOTH HINDER ANYONE FROM HAVING OPEN DEBATE? THE FORUM IS OPEN DAILY EVEN FOR CLOWNS AND CIRCUSES LIKE YOU ASSTIN

    RE In my time Mr Eversley would have been asked to confirm or deny he was the author. So simple, just a telephone call away.
    WHY IS IT SO RELEVANT TO KNOW THIS? BETTER TO DECIDE WHETHER THE REPORT IS FACT OR FICTION AND DISCUSS THE PROS AND CONS

    RE Remember, Barrow was the father of independence. HOW IS THIS RELEVANT? WAS BARROW PERFECT? WAS HE THE ALMIGHTY? DID HE NOT DO AND TALK SOME SHITE LIKE OTHER MORTALS

    ASSTIN YOU DONT SOUND LIKE YOU THINK THROUGH THINGS MUCH
    YOU TEND TO BE HERE AND THERE AND ANYWHERE

    COME ON ASSTIN BOWL AT THE STUMPS
    BOWL LINE AND LENGTH

    THINK ON THESE THINGS BEFORE YOU SPEW FROM YOUR SHELVES OF HOUSTON

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  • I would not trust any of the leadership of DBLP they are ALL liars, frauds and THIEVES..just look at the ugly state of the island’s infrastructure and let’s NEVER FORGET all the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS missing from the treasury and pension fund, with VAT stolen and wriiten off, with tax evaders getting away with not paying hundreds of millions of dollars, missing money borrowed in the PEOPLE’S name by all of them gone and unaccounted for that Mia is PRETENDING NEVER HAPPENED while she continues to look for ways to keep thievery and corruption alive and well to please and appease their minority criminal bribers. With their bribers still colluding to rip off the majority population of what is rightfully theirs.

    Listen to these liars at your own risk, believe their lies at your own risk while the most vulnerable starve and the majority now teeter on the brink of being pushed into modern day slavery by these same thieves and liars.

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  • Oh lord first out the gates four dems the jackass Mariposa braying followed by Hal Austin who wants to know who sent the info who cares is it true or not?along with Greene and the bandwagon hopper Gazzerts who shows his anti Mottley bias everytime he shows up on this blog.Therefore coming from a former insider who knows the Dems better than any of you jokers respond to his statements particularly his comments about the perenial loser president at the helm who cannot win a seat after several attempts like her deputy.In addition answer the assertion that confidence is returning to Barbados since the years of drift of the Dems.

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  • ” And he has also challenged anyone who has evidence of corruption in his ministry, to take it to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office”

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/242237/lowe-attack

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  • You have the most toxic, stupid, bloodsucking politicians, ministers and lawyers who ever lived…fake black leaders…GET RID OF THEM.

    A less complacent, less docile society would have destroyed these not fit for purpose, savages and negro sell outs decades ago.

    They are of no use to any black person on the island, except for their minority criminal bribers.

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  • @ Greene October 15, 2019 7:46 AM
    “whilst Verla and the DLP are still searching for relevance there is no need for one voice. plenty voices must point out MAM’s campaign promises and her governing nothingness.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It sounds more like a replay of the David Thompson’s tragic ‘comedy of errors’.

    Just hope the curtain in the theatre of folly is not prematurely letdown in similar circumstances surrounding the main actor in this déjà vu of disappointment.

    Isn’t Verla behaving in similar fashion (albeit with lower decibels) to what MAM was doing in 2008 to 2010 to prove her worth while in the shouting room of the LoO?

    When are gullible people like you going to realize that the Bajan political monopoly game between Twiddle Bee and Twiddle Dem is simply a case of 6 being half-dozen sitting in the musical chairs of hypocrisy and where there is no politician with sanctity deserving of a halo of glorification.

    Where have the portmanteau of evidence of financial improprieties by the previous administration disappeared to? Down the injection wells sunk on the south coast to create pit toilets?

    Politicians might have varying modus operandi of achieving their electoral success but their ultimate goal or destination is the unanimous drive towards the control of the taxpayers’ hard-earned money which legally gives them the power and some perceived god-given right to share this hoard of construction and supply contracts among their campaign financiers, family and friends, and at the bottom of the pecking order, the dregs to yard-birds like you, Ms Mariposa and Lord Enuff.

    If neither the past nor the current administration can even get the most simple of public service tasks like getting the detritus removed from the roads within a 48 hours timeframe of straightforward coordination of resources how on earth can you expect them to defuse the massive economic time bomb they are holding in the palm of their financially-empty hands?

    Do you really feel the ongoing fiasco at the port surrounding the simple operation of the clearance of goods for customs inspection should be made to appear as more of a challenge than sending a Bajan cow to the moon given the fact that there are highly-paid gurus called Czars of the IT breed on the consultancy payroll of the current administration?

    Now where is the value-for-money while the VAT is not being collected to stimulate the flow of both goods and services?

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  • @Pacha

    The blogmaster held a high expectation that the discussion would have followed a line that examined the importance of a credible Opposition in the system of governance we practice. Can we say there is a strong opposition in and out of parliament?

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  • No! I lorenzo answer this question
    Where will people find confidence in not having water or basic social essentials that was promised by govt

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  • Let me see if I am getting this correctly.

    There is no demand for additional lawyers in Barbados. Yet we produced 61 last year.

    There is a need for 1 store manager at Cost U Less, and that company is claiming that, in an extremely high unemployment environment, the country of Barbados has been unable to produce 1 store manager? Therefore, it has to import one?

    Are we serious?,

    ,

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  • i can’t stand the hypocrisy of the lying leaders and their repulsive yardfowls..

    .she knows the people are STARVING…

    ..she knows the people are STARVING because of the THEFTS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS…by both them and their bribers over the last 30 – 40 years..

    …she knows that is the price to be paid for STEALING BILLIONS FROM YOUR PEOPLE FOR SO MANY DECADES…AND IT’S the people paying that price so she can FALSELY BOAST…that she actually did something…she should tell the people that she and WHITE HOAX deliberately starved them so she can boast…without actually doing anything uselful to change the downward spiral..

    ….no job creation,

    ….no growth in the economy,

    ….no progress in the majority populi

    …..no wealth creation within the majority populi but she is boasting…about opeining a daycare, like she has done someone a favor..

    As for Verla and her nuisance parasite sidekick, both parasites need to go haul.

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  • Q Can we say there is a strong opposition in and out of parliament?

    A CLEARLY THIS IS THE CRUX OF THE MATTER
    THE ANSWER IS OBVIOUSLY NO
    CLEARLY THERE NEEDS TO BE SERIOUS SOUND AND SANE THINKING IF THINGS ARE TO BE REVERSED- EVEN BY REVOLT AND REVOLUTION

    I GET MODERATED FOR ROCKING AND MOCKING AT THE RUBBISH AND FIGHTING HERE DAILY WHICH IS NOT AIMED AT PROVIDING ANY REAL SOLUTIONS (NO PUN INTENDED)
    DAVID BU CONTINUES TO BE THE ETERNAL OPTIMIST

    I, HOWEVER, JUDGING FROM THE EVIDENCE OF SIMULTANEOUS UNIVERSAL CHAOS AND CONFUSION BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD AS WE USED TO KNOW IT HAS ENTERED THE LAST DAYS, AND TO USE A PHRASE FROM CHEMISTRY, THAT THE EQUILIBRIUM IS FAR TO THE RIGHT IN FAVOUR OF THE PRODUCTS OF FURTHER CHAOS AND CONFUSION AND EVEN ANARCHY AS CLEARLY TO BE SEEN ABROAD

    IN THE INTERIM CONTINUED DLP/BLP FIGHTING IS USELESS

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  • What nonsense indeed. You expect a country can operate above its ability to produce and not reap the consequences? You are too intelligent for the emotional offal spouted.

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  • Miller
    Cawmere week coming up soon. hope to see you there. but i must say you do like to indulge in verbal irrelevance

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  • De ole man IS NOT WISE LIKE WUNNA.

    I was did had to leave school at 11 years old and only grasp tings as a result of hearing de chilrun talking when dem do homework

    So all de highfaluting reasons heah will confuse me ESPECIALLY DE IDIOCY EXPRESSED BY MARIPOSA, the resident DLP jackasses (plural)

    Here are the instructions for measuring ambient temperature dat de ole man copy from one of de chilrun Geography books.

    “…The following directions apply to all types of thermometers, from classic mercury thermometers to new-age digital temperature sensors.

    Place the thermometer 5 feet above the ground (+/- 1 ft.). A thermometer too low will pick up excess heat from the ground and a thermometer too high will likely have too cool of a temperature due to natural cooling aloft. 5 ft. is just right.
    The thermometer must be placed in the shade. If you put your thermometer in full sunlight, direct radiation from the sun is going to result in a temperature higher than what it should be…”

    What is the purpose of this article?

    How many of its readers understand how it is a de facto measurement of “ambient temperature” and how the exact processes that are mentioned in the excerpt above are being utilized here in this blog article.

    “…A thermometer too low will pick up excess heat from the ground…” is likened to the asinine comments of the Cretin Mariposa aka AC.

    “…The thermometer must be placed in the shade…” parlayed into the addition of the comments of the turncoat Reuden Eversley who is now singing for his supper in this economic wilderness WHERE HIM GETTING WORK UNDER THIS BLP ADMINISTRATION MUST BE HARD AS SHY$E!!!

    Verla Depeiza DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUISITE GRAVITAS TO CAUSE THE DLP TO COALESCE INTO A NEW PARTY IN 5 YEARS!

    In fact, she does not have the skills to do this in 10 years.

    In addition to which she is dealing with a set of male chauvinist pigs who want “a man to run tings” therefore that internecine construct WILL KILL THE DLP.

    Plus DEM IS EQUALLY CLUELESS AS MUGABE MOTTLEY the jetliner (for certainly she is now as big as a RH jumbo jet)

    Mugabe’s 26 ministers strategy is built on the premise that 26 people “fishing” on a coterminous bank MUST FIND FISH!

    Fish which she, in one of her “come to Jesus moments” will try to divide up to feed the 5,000 civil servants she sent home!

    It is going to take time for her incompetence to be recognized by the people and sheeple BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE CAN CONTINUE TO EXPECT THESE TEMPERATURE COLLECTION EXERCISES!

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  • @ Walter Blackman October 15, 2019 9:36 AM
    “There is a need for 1 store manager at Cost U Less, and that company is claiming that, in an extremely high unemployment environment, the country of Barbados has been unable to produce 1 store manager? Therefore, it has to import one?
    Are we serious?”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Serious about what?

    Like putting the decision-making money where the long-winded Bajan mouth is?

    Now you should be able to see why the governing political johnnies are overly deserving of an A+ Bajan cussing.

    Now where is the foreign exchanging earning potential to justify such a work permit for a man who is already on the job?

    Like ‘cussing’ pirates, Bajans are very good at talking about everything under the sun but runs away when the light of action appears on the scene.

    “We need to this” and “we need to do that” is the refrain of the Bajan policymakers.

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here that describes the purpose of this article in a way that wont be appreciated by all

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    This is why I know there are more than one of you and that the others are simple people!

    You said and I quote

    “…The blogmaster held a high expectation that the discussion would have followed a line that examined the importance of a credible Opposition in the system of governance we practice.

    Can we say there is a strong opposition in and out of parliament?…”

    In short you lead off with a query to discuss the parliamentary options residing in and outside of the offal that is the BDLP.

    Then, 24 minutes later, instead of doubling down on a potentially deep lead in, you sidestep it with a non statement!

    Tek de lead David, take dis bull by the horns and ride it!

    Look at where the economy is, and where our community is!

    Why you skirting the issues?

    What is it that Mugabe is holding over you?

    These times require a Blogmaster WITH FIRE not a silent sheeple

    UP DE VOLUME!!!

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  • Miller,
    We are on the same page with respect to this issue.

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  • @ Greene October 15, 2019 10:07 AM

    Yea, “verbal irrelevance” alright, just because the miller sees the BLP through the same non-partisan lens that he saw the last of the DLP in its current incarnation of doom.

    Whom should the miller’s boy be on the look out for at the Cawmere annual backslapping knees-up?

    A yard-boy for a detective dressed in ‘drab’ yellow and beaten’ blue and moving with the waddle of a yard-fowl turned into a ‘twaddling’ duck?

    Why not invite Hal Austin over to the failing and ailing institution to give a motivational speech free of cost?

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  • @ Walter Blackman October 15, 2019 10:30 AM

    The job is simply that of a shopkeeper looking after a store selling imported food and trinkets to Bajan forex-burning consumers.

    Barbados has its fair share of shopkeepers with the blood of the art of buying and selling still racing through the veins of the ‘mis-educated’ middleclass some of whose parents were well-known village shop operators.

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  • There is a price banana republics have to pay to attract global brands to Barbados.

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  • How Bajan?
    “because “someone who I am not naming” did not want the Dems to open it.”
    IF you are not going to name, why raise the topic? Rum shop talk finding its way beyond the shop walls.
    I know de body but I en telling yah. Da is fah me to know and fah u to find out.

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  • Miller

    Hal and I coming over dressed as Holmes and Dr Watson. be on the look out, you shant miss us

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  • This government is starving and SUFFERING their own people to cover up their own decades old crimes, as well as the crimes of their fellow DLP thieves and their bribers.

    NO…..all that useless parasite Lowe is doing is highlighting the sheer backwardness of himself and his fellow parasitic ministers and politicians in both political parties.. They cannot even create a new narrative to mask their crimes. that is how LIMITED IN INTELLECT THEY ALL ARE…they know we know that the current DPP is just as corrupt as they are..wuh they put her there and are KEEPING HER THERE…yet they are sending ya to her. That is the best they can come up with.

    i would not even want to be seen talking to these useless empty shells. The UK created these negro things, they need to take them back and find use for them.

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  • @ Greene,

    Nah. Too Scottish. IK am a Bajan detective. Name one.

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  • @ David October 15, 2019 10:51 AM

    Nothing wrong with that “Price” if it is the ‘cost’ that must be incurred to earn or save foreign exchange which, according to Vincent C., is the lifeblood which “flows” through the entire body of the Bajan economy.

    No tax concessions should be granted to any ‘import-and retail’ outlets like the one in question. Let them swim in their own sea of open competition by passing on all costs (included taxes) to their consumers.

    Do you know how much it costs to maintain an expatriate shopkeeper compared to a locally-produced item of similar talent to the variety made from the A1 Bynoe fella?

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  • Most of you recall scenes from a movie where a plank or a tree stump or a rope is put across a chasm and people, with varying fears and competencies are required to traverse that chasm.

    And invariably, for various reasons, rope popping, person tiring, vertigo setting in, the pursuing creature cutting the plank, the person crossing fails.

    Crossing said adjoining plank takes time, confidence, skill and application.

    We would not put a baby on a tightrope between skyscrapers yet, for over 53 years, we, the electorate toss these political toddlers into this “bridge crossing exercise” and wonder why they fail.

    De ole man recalls this Stoopid Cartoon message for your viewing pleasure

    It speaks of the requirement for future parliamentary representatives to present their competencies BEFORE THEY GET ELECTED!

    Yet, as simple a requirement as this is, intelligent people still risking their lives AND the well being of the nation on guesswork and political incompetents.

    Then we come here and bitch bout dem! TILL THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTIONS

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  • The author is not politically independent.Whomever.

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  • @ Greene October 15, 2019 11:12 AM

    Hope you are aware of the ‘hidden’ Victorian scandal behind those two same-sex sleuths of loving roommates.

    Now we wouldn’t want you to break your reputational bones by bringing your bags of skeletons out of the closet.

    Cawmere is known for producing men of renown like Gabriel, the now deceased OOB, the bill-fish beak weapon carrier called Gibberts, Walter B., Bush Tea and even Caswell.

    Why would you want to be the example of failure to fire on all cylinders by engaging in rearguard activities including the shooting at ‘straight’ people in the backside?

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

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  • @Miller

    Cawmere is known for producing men of renown like Gabriel, the now deceased OOB, the bill-fish beak weapon carrier called Gibberts, Walter B., Bush Tea and even Caswell.
    ++++++++++++++
    No mention of the most illustrious of them all, the schoolboy debater, the lawyer, the Opposition leader, the PM- David Thompson, (how quickly we forget). Wuh he is the one who institutionalized the “old Boys network” by bringing in countless “old boys” that one had never heard of (except the other old boys) to fill various positions in Gov’t organisations.

    So, as part of the festivities wunnah gwine make a pilgrimage to St. John’s Church?

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  • Hal

    how about Invader #1? lol

    have u ever been to a Cawmere week?

    i did one about 5 years ago. i just happened to be in Bim. sweet for days. i even went to the church service. first time in lots of years. saw guys i havent seen in years and girls i was in 6th form with. just like old times, man

    some people make it an annual trek. i had a magnificent time. i want to go to another but cant seem to find the time.

    i would like to attend just to give de Miller a slap upside his big head

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  • “For those who want to talk about travel … no amount of letter-writing or emails or phone calls would cause people to believe that Barbados has a different government.”

    wuh even they know the people only exchanged one gang of crooks for another, but they had no choice, only way to get rid of ALL THE CROOKS in a 5 year period….post 2018.

    “Mottley said maintaining relationships with international countries is critical,”

    oh yeah, especially when ya PAY YA INTERNATIONAL CREDITORS..have they been PAID yet.

    right now the majority population is TOO AT RISK…to give a shit about all her fantasies and delusions….if they ALL had not ripped off the people and island in such a spectacular fashion over decades, she would not now have to run hither and yon…

    …….it is the small island corruption that is mostly responsible for the DERISKING..by banks, of course these clowns will want to blame any and everyone else..

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  • @ Greeene,

    Never, only in spirit. Sadly, we had no girls during my time. But we used to slap new boys round the head. Do that now an you will be arrested.

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  • As usual you feel inclined to rubbish the topic with trivia. You continue to build your reputation on the blog.

    @NO

    Lowe is bluffing.

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  • @ Sargeant October 15, 2019 11:51 AM

    Mea culpa!

    Should have remembered that dead horse for a bête noir of the stinging Bees.

    It seems the great DLP died when the bones of the saint of Bajan hypocrisy King David were put in an ossuary in St. John.

    Trust you would not be of similar oversight when you come to mention the boys who have been part of the country’s “Foundation”.

    Please don’t do a Mark Antony when it comes to having to bury the memory of Lord Fumble who was once the king of the fallen House of Stuart.

    Let King Jerome from Foundation’s great wall of fame forever remain as the embodiment of Humpty-Dumpty.

    ‘The evil that men do lives after them;
    Their failures and ‘in-competencies’ are always ossified like their bones.’

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  • @ Greene October 15, 2019 12:04 PM

    “…would like to attend just to give de Miller a slap upside his big head”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    First you will have to meet behind the rifle (shooting) range to determine who would be pulling the shitty end of the final straw.

    Better walk with your Broodhagen brand of boxing gloves for the shoot out.

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  • We have a govt who lanquished in the wilderness for ten years as opposition
    Having enough time to develop strategies which would have been beneficial in a period if or when elected
    However spent most of the ten years being critical
    Now that the rubber hits the road they seem confused and out of touch with reality
    Recently with all the garbage increasing mention was made by a minister of refocusing on a WTE plant
    I guess rats and commuincable diseases that is running rampage in the country might have open a couple brain cells
    making sense out of what Mia called nonsense
    Past govt was called to worst ever
    However what is now being seen and the realities of what are being felt on the ground would make past govt efforts relevant to barbados social enviroment

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  • Piece

    How is your TURD party doing
    Recruit any members yet? with 2000 views you should have at least attracted many members and a leader
    Opps forget u are the leader.. i like yuh tinfoil hat doah
    Maybe yuh can give away them hats in return for donations
    Yuh ole boar

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Pieces for a fella who left around first form you sure does present real, real smart… tis one thing to copy the temperatures instructions but quite another to frame this debate so sweetly re the hot and cold!😎

    You sure u din go right through to 6th like @Green at his place of ‘worship’.

    And re that upcoming service (excuse dis trivia David Mr B… it’s a ‘sequitar’)… Several years ago I was chatting wid a fella who went to that place and he was extolling about some plans he had in his new retirement status re his Alma Mater and clueless me said ‘so you will be doing something around the efforts and memory of your school’s only PM’ … there was deathly silence … the chat ended soon thereafter.

    Only when I found this site did I FINALLY understand his so complete deflation …

    All dat to say: I believe many dyed-in-the-wool folks from dat school have long lost their DT gloss!

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  • WHATS A ‘sequitar’?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Green, bear (or bare, Ms SS😂) wid me… I’ll use ur piece to re-enter the chatter:

    When u said…

    what nonsense is that? many of my Bim family are crying out about the taxes and lack of buses and garbage pile up. many of my school friends whilst not expressing regret about voting for the BLP are equally fed up.”

    Should one presume that was NOT a loud lament before the Bee’s victory!🤔

    Or when u said: “..they are encouraging their children to migrate. there is a lot of apathy in Bim.”

    Can one further assume that in the prior 10 years such encouragement was not ALSO given!🙃

    I completely agree that “giving soon to be forgotten speeches will change [nothing] any time soon” but surely the interface to other leaders and organizations does opportune ‘tangible’ results when PROPERLY managed… so let’s see what that gives us!

    And again I agree that “the BLP are doing a lot” however, it surely is NOT “a scatter gun approach”. Mottley knows exactly what she wants to do… we may certainly not agree with her methods or style but I doubt very much she has got this FAR (blowing back the formidable OSA and neutering Payne etc) by being ‘scatter gun’ or just relying on “good luck”!

    Now re your party they are badly out to sea … We have seen this movie before where an interim captain mans the ship when it’s quite adrift but is forced off the helm as the boat gets closer to sustenance and rejuvenation…

    So let’s hope they find their relevance soon and get back to shore… It would be tragic for them to flounder and be lost… But maybe folks like you and others can restart and rebuild a new different boat from survivors if that ship sinks!

    Bdos needs all the good captains she has … even those who ran their ships aground… one presumes the lessons from that experience will serve them (us) well for the future … HOPEFULLY!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    LOL @Dr GP serious you question my ‘lengua fresca’ in this world of your man’s ALTERNATIVE FACTS UNIVERSE!

    But for any uninitiated a ‘sequitar’ is a non, non-sequitar….Comes from the Latin …oh don’t bother I forgot u are a Latin scholar and know it’s roots etc 😂!

    Only YOU would have picked that up… 😂

    Peace ☮️!

    I gone.

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  • SEQUOR SEQUI SECUTUS SUM —————SEMI DEPONENT VERB TO FOLLOW

    NOT ‘sequitar’ or non-sequitar BUT non sequitur SEQUITUR pronounced seck- qui . tWoooor

    please get your latin right thanks

    I DONT NOW OR HAVE NEVER HAD A MAN I LOVE WOMAN ONLY

    and i am independent of thought, and follow only JESUS ………NO OTHER

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  • GP
    October 15, 2019 2:19 PM

    “WHATS A ‘sequitar’?”

    GP,
    It is much easier to simply say that the word does not exist.

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  • Government has performed “virtual wonders” to manage the country’s economy while struggling to stabilise key sectors including transportation and sanitation, says Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
    Amid growing criticism from opposition parties and some members of the general public, Mottley used her platform at the St Michael West nomination meeting yesterday evening to defend Government’s stewardship.
    Mottley suggested the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) who last week gave Government a failing grade for its leadership of the country was in no position to judge efforts over the last 16 months to stabilise the country.
    “This party has performed virtual wonders over the course of the last 16 months to stabilise this country. Let us be clear about it. It has not been easy and those who want to talk about report cards need to find a card and report on themselves first,” she said, while addressing party faithful at the St Leonard’s Secondary School.
    Mottley admitted the country’s economic recovery has not been easy, but Government had “stemmed the tide”. While the PM did not speak to specific economic policies, she pointed to the stability of the Barbados dollar as a major stride.
    “Nobody talks now in Barbados about the value of the dollar because they have taken it as a given that we have saved it…but you do not lose a decade and recover it in one or two years,” she added.
    “Without the money to purchase as a Government, we first had to stabilise the country, because if you didn’t stabilise the economy, the bleeding would continue and the value of the Barbados dollar would have been lost. Once we stabilised, the next duty would have been to set about looking for the money that they (DLP) did not leave.”
    The Prime Minister then took aim at the numerous critics of Government’s management of transportation and sanitation, stressing that seven new garbage trucks would soon be cleared from the Bridgetown Port and another 12 were on the way.
    She also lauded the Transport Board under the chairmanship of Ian Gooding-Edgehill for keeping the ailing bus company afloat with limited resources and promised the much-needed machinery would soon be on the way.
    “I want us to get order and regularity as soon as possible and that is what we are doing. In the absence of the buses being delivered, I want to thank the Chairman and board of the Transport Board for going beyond the call of duty to get the bus numbers back up to over 80 on an average day in this country, from the near 40s where we found it as a result of the last government’s behaviour,” she added.
    Mottley also promised Government would be increasing the number of garbage skips in densely populated communities to help ease pressure on the SSA amid the shortage of resources.
    Last week DLP president Verla DePeiza gave the Mottley administration a failing grade over its first 500 days in office. She said that thus far the Government had only succeeded in heaping more social hardship on the backs of Barbadians with only the “smoke and mirrors” of foreign reserves, propped up on borrowed money, to show for it.(Quote)

    What hyperbolic spin? Where is the evidence? As to the Bajan dollar, that is fixed so talk about the value is nonsense. Just more PR. After 16 months we must stop blaming the DLP.

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  • Walter BlackmanOctober 15, 2019 9:36 AM

    If a company could convince a government it needed tax concessions to sell food stuff, DVD players, etc, why not try to convince another government it needs a foreign manager?

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  • Hal Austin i know you do not reside in Barbados and apparently beleive the nonsense posted here by your sidekick Mariposa.Therefore tell us what grade Ms Depeiza would give the last administration of which as a senator she was part of maybe a Z?Therefore to talk about not blaming the DLP you got to be kidding.The current garbage , and bus problems are 95% the fault of the Dems who in 10 years bought ZERO buses or garbage trucks along with failing to maintain the ones they had.My opinion is they wanted to privitize these services which would have been more expensive to bajans today had they retained office.Therefore instead of wasting money building structure that same money could have bought several buses and garbage trucks along with changing old mains.Therefore Mr Austin do not even go down that road you Dems ain,t getting no free pass.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    The DLP cannot tell any government, not even a cockroach government, that they failed. The stinking, corrupt shites lost all credibility. Imagine Low Lowe talking about taking any evidence to the DPP concerning he involving he self in corruption. If Rogue Works were not a deceitful, two face hypocrite, all like now Lowe’s ass would be in a similiar position as his partner in crime, Donville Inniss, but she is just a talk that talk from two sides of see mouth.

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  • Lorenzo u say the current garbage problem is fault of last govt
    With help.of the blp who fought tooth and nail against a WTE plant
    Now present govt beginning to realise that their opposition against the plant is bitting them in the arse after all the negatives they threw in the public domain against the plant and the moutains if garbage piling up on the street
    Now it seems that the WTE plant has been given a new lease on life by some in govt since having no solution to keep barbados clean

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  • The resounding victory for businessman Christopher Gibbs in the nomination to represent the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in the St Michael West constituency, augers well for the chances of the ruling party to retake the seat in the next election, says well-respected pollster and political scientist, Peter Wickham.
    This morning Wickham told Barbados TODAY that it was a good sign for the BLP that they were able to replace Joseph Atherley as quickly as they did, after he left the Government benches shortly after the May 2018 general elections. He contended that Atherley’s departure had not impacted on the base of the BLP but instead his presence within the political landscape of the constituency was an ominous sign for the Democratic labour Party (DLP), who are yet to name a candidate.
    “As for the outlook, it is quite good for the BLP at this stage. The reality is that the constituency voted overwhelmingly for the BLP in the last election. My sense is that Atherley will lose all of the support he had in the last election. When he defected, he didn’t move with any kind of base, so my sense is that Gibbs is very well-placed when the next election is called. In the meantime, he must carry the standard in the constituency and carry the persons there that identify with the BLP,” said Wickham.
    He added, “When you have a split in the vote it affects the least dominant political force. In this case, the least dominant political force is the DLP. My sense is that any split vote that Atherley can carry will not affect the BLP and the fact that he is a former member of the party is irrelevant. The DLP is going to be under threat by
    Atherley and it is interesting that they have not yet even named a candidate.”
    Gibbs scored a landslide victory against his only rival Steven Leslie, getting 360 to Leslie’s 50 votes, when the ballots were tallied at the St Leonard’s Boys School on Sunday night. Wickham contended that the margin of Gibbs’ victory was indicative of the work which he has been putting in on the ground and was in no way a slight on the quality of Leslie’s challenge.
    “I don’t think the outcome was a huge surprise. I am not going to say the better man won because they were two high-quality candidates and I think it is a credit to the BLP that they were able to pull together two candidates of this calibre and to be able to replace Atherley in such a short space of time. It has just been just over 500 days and already we have a replacement,” he pointed out.
    He further noted, “I am guessing he was more organised on the ground and ultimately that is what made the difference. I think the margin of victory communicates the level of work that he has been doing in the constituency by registering members and activating the base of the party.”(Quote)

    What nonsense. Is this what passes as political ‘science’? The most probable outcome is that Atherley will split the BLP vote, but we have nearly four years to go.

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  • the BLP full of crap. i just heard the new head of the hospital is the wife of Sutherland and a v close friend of MAM. she will report directly to the minister. who them trying to fool? friends and family getting big jobs. i say guh long do wunnu ting

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  • @Hal,
    Just like the original post, it was a nothing-burger.
    Speculation with two numbers thrown in.

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  • @ GP October 15, 2019 3:14 PM
    “SEQUOR SEQUI SECUTUS SUM —————SEMI DEPONENT VERB TO FOLLOW
    NOT ‘sequitar’ or non-sequitar BUT non sequitur SEQUITUR pronounced seck- qui . tWoooor
    please get your latin right thanks..”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Medice, cura te ipsum!

    Shouldn’t you be speaking and writing ‘Hebrew’ instead of the language of the pagan god Sol Invictus?

    Sounds as if you taken the oath of hypocrisy more than you have sworn allegiance to Hippocrates.

    “There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.” ~The words of wisdom from the greatest physician after Imhotep the snake man.

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  • Pure hypocrisy on Mia’s part, looking for the money she said.

    What about the billions STOLEN from treasury and pension fund.,

    the billion in VAT STOLEN

    all those LOANS…skimmed and STOLEN

    offshore accounts with the people’s STOLEN MONEY…

    why would she be looking for money…THAT WAS ALREADY THERE.

    no one locked up, no one help accountable..

    NOT ONE DIME RECOVERED…

    so who is she looking for this money from…

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for my Dearest SSS thank you.

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  • Must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed….

    “One of the driving forces behind a lot of those ads that we see in the paper and a lot of the rebuttal that you get particularly from foreign companies is, yes, you have lots of people who have been store managers, but have you had lots of people who have been store managers as well as dealing with trade in international markets . . . clearing containers from the Port, manage the retail and the stock and the basic level things?” she asked.

    Nonsense… is the pot up yet???

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  • Blogged this earlier but…as expected

    @ my Dearest SSS

    And that my Dearest is precisely the point.

    Mugabe, nor her cohort of thieves, CANNOT REIN IN any of her own scumbags, nor those of the Demonic Labour Party BECAUSE THEY ARE CORRUPT!

    The question put by the Honourable Blogmaster stands as to whether there is any mechanism that exists inside or outside Parliament THAT COULD EFFECT THE MUCH NEEDED EVOLUTION THE COUNTRY NEEDS.

    And I Legend that I am ( heheheheh that is for Mariposa aka Legion) categorically state that this IS THE MOMENT FOR THE THIRD PARTY

    why does de ole man speak out for the Third Party Movement now?

    what is so different now that suggests that THIS IS THE MOMENT?

    Bajans across the country BOTH DLP AND BLP SUPPORTERS are completely and irrevocably tired of both parties blatantly ignoring their promises and covenants and empty manifestos

    Central to this disgust is what Barbadians see as both governments thriving and corruption and the constant cycle of ever-increasing government debt.

    And what is even worse is that IN THE FACE OF ALL THIS THEIVERY what they see under Mugabe is her unrelenting commitment to being a fat glutton who is as big as a jumbo jet, SUPPORTING 26 OTHER HOGS ON TAX PAYERS MONEY!

    And with her acts of changing the Constitution every RH month, now people start to realise that the voices of the Dissenters like Piece and SSS, and WARU and Gazzerts and the Sage Miller, and William Skinner and Hal Austin, no longer seem to be voices of disgruntled men and women.

    Now people start to be aware that our passion for change and for finding men and women of principle and competence in Barbados IS WHAT MUST HAPPEN, and that such principle DOES NOT LIE IN THESE TWO BDLP SCUM PARTIES.

    And this is why The Third Party WILL WIN THE GENERAL ELECTION IN 2022 BY 18 SEATS TO 12!!!

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  • Reading many of the comments posted the saying that a people get the government it deserves continues to ring true. May God continue to be a Bajan.

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Here is a newspaper article excerpt about the Reverend Joseph Atherley penned by Peter Wickham

    “…This morning Wickham told Barbados TODAY that it was a good sign for the BLP that they were able to replace Joseph Atherley as quickly as they did, after he left the Government benches shortly after the May 2018 general elections.

    He contended that Atherley’s departure had not impacted on the base of the BLP but instead his presence within the political landscape of the constituency was an ominous sign for the Democratic labour Party (DLP), who are yet to name a candidate.

    “As for the outlook, it is quite good for the BLP at this stage. The reality is that the constituency voted overwhelmingly for the BLP in the last election.

    My sense is that Atherley will lose all of the support he had in the last election.

    When he defected, he didn’t move with any kind of base, so my sense is that Gibbs is very well-placed when the next election is called.

    In the meantime, he must carry the standard in the constituency and carry the persons there that identify with the BLP,” said Wickham…”

    Peter Wickham IS WRONG AND HAS USED THE WRONG VERB “DEFECTED”

    And that is going to be his undoing AND THAT OF THE BLP!

    The choice of L. Gibbs AS A MULTIMILLIONAIRE IN THIS CONSTITUENCY is seen by the BLP as a way to buy back this constituency from any potential threats

    But, what the BLP DOES NOT UNDERSTAND IS SOMETHING THAT THEY CANNOT BUY!

    And this is what de ole man has prophesied 50 DEATHS!

    No amount of GIBBS’ money can buy out death in Deacons and its environs.

    It is greater than the “death” of the economy and the ongoing defecating on the corpse by Mugabe WITH HER 26 MINISTERS, that is going to Kill this Political Mal assessment by the Polster Wickham

    It has very little to do with the BLP’s strategy to buy out votes in 2022 AS THEY, and their political opponents, HAVE DONE FOR 53 years!

    But this will be lost on all of you UNTIL YOU ARE SHOWN THE RESULTS

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  • Peter Wickham is a political talking head.

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  • @ Greene October 15, 2019 5:46 PM
    “the BLP full of crap. i just heard the new head of the hospital is the wife of Sutherland and a v close friend of MAM. she will report directly to the minister. who them trying to fool? friends and family getting big jobs. i say guh long do wunnu ting…”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Greenie boy, sounds a lot like déjà vu of a carbon copy of what took place some time ago at the BWA with a brand new bold-faced ‘Wa(l)tery thief for an unlawful Executive Chairman.

    Since you are a ‘trained’ officer of the law can you, CID Greene, tell us where the previous CEO of Her Majesty Infirmary, the dear dexterous swindling Jimmy, has absconded to leaving millions of missing dollars of undelivered equipment and supplies in his wake.

    Will you, Sleuth Greenie, be the complainant to initiate a police investigation into this massive heist of taxpayers’ money of an audit of which might just lead to a greedy man already in ankle bracelets and due to have his ‘trial’ day in court later this month for, allegedly, similar offences.

    Does such alleged criminal activity fall under the ambit of Anti-Money Laundering legislation?

    At least the proceeds from such future heists might stay in the country in plain sight of the FIU.

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  • The DLP has a very suitable voice for its practices. However, I do not think that Cubba sings anymore.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Whoever ” the patience of those waiting in the corridors is running out. ”

    And why are some people lurking, sorry I mean waiting in the corridors?

    Don’t they have any WORK to do?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @PachamamaOctober 15, 2019 7:40 AM “In order for our country to advance, people like *** are certainly worthy of death!”

    I am not sure why you are always so anxious to prescribe death for other people, and never for yourself.

    You know that death has already been prescribed for you right? For me too. For all of us.

    I am not sure why you want to fast forward the process, because one day sooner or later, and for many of us elders, that time is sooner, none of us will be writing nonsense on BU.

    We will all have been swallowed up by the earth or by the flames.

    You too.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @PachamamaOctober 15, 2019 8:07 AM The idea that somebody somewhere should be looking to the DLP for a voice reminds this writer of the symbiotic relationship between serial abuser and abused. They need each other. And somebody here will have something to say to us about that we fear!”

    Yup.

    And that body is me.

    There is no symbiotic relationship between abuser and victim.

    There is only a person, typically MALE who is larger and physically stronger who uses the secrecy of the home to inflict violence on a smaller weaker person, who is unable to escape, or who is unable to kill her abuser YET.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Walter BlackmanOctober 15, 2019 9:36 AM “There is a need for 1 store manager at Cost U Less, and that company is claiming that, in an extremely high unemployment environment, the country of Barbados has been unable to produce 1 store manager? Therefore, it has to import one? Are we serious?”

    Well Cost U Less has been in business in Barbados for maybe ten years now? They have dozens, maybe hundreds of staff and they have not been able to a single member of staff to train and to retain a store manager?

    Are they serious?

    If one of the 61 lawyers had instead trained as a store manager, wold Cost U Less have hired them? paid them well? Did everything in its power to retain them?

    The old people were wise. They knew that almost always “there is more in the mortor than the pestle.”

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Piece the LegendOctober 15, 2019 10:07 AM “Reuden Eversley who is now singing for his supper in this economic wilderness WHERE HIM GETTING WORK.”

    A Simple Question: But ain’t Reudon a pensioner? He has to be in my age group, and I ain’t no spring chicken.

    @Piece the LegendOctober 15, 2019 10:07 AM Verla Depeiza DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUISITE GRAVITAS TO CAUSE THE DLP TO COALESCE INTO A NEW PARTY IN 5 YEARS!

    A Simple Question: What is gravitas? And is it something only possessed by OLD MEN?

    @Piece the LegendOctober 15, 2019 10:07 AM “In addition to which she is dealing with a set of male chauvinist pigs who want “a man to run tings”

    A Simple Question: But didn’t the elderly MALE chauvnist pigs phuck up tings good and proper between 2008 and 2018. So does any sensible person think that the electorate will say cuhdear, and give the fellas a break in 2023?

    Last Simple question: Anybody want to put some of “their OWN money” on the chances that the elderly male chauvinist of the DLP be recalled from the wilderness in 2023?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @NorthernObserverOctober 15, 2019 10:58 AM

    Best comment so far.

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  • @Hal Austin, Bajans are now easily bought by those seeking political office with deep pockets….we licorish and are selling the legacy of future generations for our own selfish gains. Thus Chris won because he not only speaks pretty but he has much largesse to continually share.

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  • This is what corruption in any country causes..

    this is what happens when ministers and their bribers, steal BILLIONS of dollars CONSISTENTLY over many decades, out of an economy…a chain reaction degradation.

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/242255/cries-qeh

    “The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) appears to be teetering on a razor’s edge.

    Staff told THE NATION that a myriad of complaints resulted in a brief walkout last week. The complaints ranged from the physical condition of the plant, safety of staff and patients, to overcrowding on wards”

    and don’t forget the geriatirc and psychiatric nurses who have not been paid in months…so who will be blamed for this when it has happened throughout both administrations, people working and not being paid.

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  • A year has already gone by since govt has been saying garbage trucks coming
    This revolving comment shows that the govt never had an alternative plan for garbage collection during the time they hooted and hollered NO to the WTE plant
    In the meanwhile barbadians have to suffer the deplorable state of the country as garbage lines the streets daily
    Mia ought to be ashamed of self when she speaks to world leaders about climate change knowning that the worsening state of barbados enviroment contributes to climate change

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  • Thought it wasd a great article.
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/10/10/bteditorial-there-must-be-standards-beyond-words/
    For two of the examples cited the blame can be placed (fairly) on the shoulders of ‘the’ people managers.

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/10/15/unjust-decision/
    Gonna try this with my creditors “I am unable to pay”. You can sign and agree to anything if at the end of the day you can wiggle your way out of your responsibilities>

    Nota Bena: It’s a little more complicated than what I am suggesting. Read for yourselves.

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  • Talk about wiggling.
    Everytime I attempt to use a VPN at one of my favorite sites, XXXXXXx,bb. it wiggles out

    This site can’t be reached
    xxxxxxxxx.bb refused to connect.

    Help! Anyone has ideas?

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  • @ SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife October 15, 2019 9:45 PM
    “There is no symbiotic relationship between abuser and victim.
    There is only a person, typically MALE who is larger and physically stronger who uses the secrecy of the home to inflict violence on a smaller weaker person, who is unable to escape, or who is unable to kill her abuser YET.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Another one of your misandry-laden rants!

    Where is your statistical evidence to support your contention?

    Isn’t it also constantly quoted that 70 % of Bajan households are headed by single mothers in the largely matrifocal ex-slave society.

    Do the typical Bajan male inflict violence, generally, on their mothers, aunts and sisters in the same female-headed households?

    The same licence you have taken unto yourself to make such bold wildly outlandish claims against the typical Bajan male so to we can take similar liberties and assert without fear of verbal abuse that the vast majority of children who are subjected to physical abuse in households and even in the glaring eyes of the public are generally the victims of black Bajan women.

    How would you treat to that common occurrence of violence (along with voluminous volleys of verbal abuse) inflicted by mainly black women on their poor unarmed piccaninnies?

    Are you going to blame the men for that state of vilely violent state of affairs or do you consider it to be the female’s god-given right to do as she likes with the byproduct of her womb?

    PS: The Macho Male whiteHill, so you better run for cover.

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  • Donks Gripe and Josh

    DLP is not in a good place the leader is trying and has to be commended.

    The stature to make her words resonate with the base may not be there at this time her courage and steadfastness cannot be questioned.

    The DLP must continue the struggle to reinvent itself political parties across the world have often done so successfully.

    Of interest is a growing organic snowball of disenchantment from among ordinary people with the government.

    After asking the electorate to’ watch muh ‘deliver on promises of milk and honey after DLP kicked out we are served brackish water and stale bread.

    The gathering anger is not necessarily politically related the poor simply don’t have money to spend the little they have disappears in taxes, levies and higher prices.

    Nothing is taking place that speaks to job creation much less growth.

    Capital works public and foreign invested have stopped the only construction is a few small private houses .

    The country is unaccustomed to the still wind of economic inactivity even during negligible growth of last admin high rises, hotels and malls were regularly built.

    We are urged to stay the course of the IMF rainbow the pot of gold is at the end but how many will survive the death march to the promised land.

    An extravagant lifestyle is taking hold among our leaders their more than frequent overseas travel to exciting places at taxpayers expense needs to be brought to a halt asap.

    Was the Financial Times the world’s most important business newspaper paid a public relations visit in the around the globe jaunts of our leaders?

    After all among the embarrassments we had in recent years the FT calling Barbados and its government ‘absurd’ for paying White Oaks $54 million plus is up there in the top two.

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  • @ Commander Theophillus Gazerts

    Someone else here recommended this browser.

    Install TorProject for android and use your phone to access your ***.bb sites.

    It is also useful to have a second android phone that you use only for browsing ESPECIALLY SITES THAT ARE CONTROVERSIAL.

    Install and use this app SEEN BELOW for multiple “clippings” of text to your clipboard and selective retrieval of same, days later or whenever you need them.

    https://joecks.github.io/clipboard-actions/

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  • Back to the subject matter

    within a working democracy, citizens expect the party representatives they vote for to deliver on what they promised.

    Both the Democratic and the Barbados Labour Parties have consistently failed to represent the electorate.

    And their inability to build the economy over the years and deliver a country where each bajan feels that “these fields and hills beyond recall, are now our very own” has coalesced into the rampant sentiment by bajans that the BDLP party’s agenda is focused on themselves and their friends AND THE PEOPLE CAN SUCK SALT

    The goal of this Third Party Movement alternative is a simple YET UBIQUITOUS methodology ” to establish trust in our democratically elected government by ensuring the selection of men and women with sound ethical standards coupled with competencies, fiscal responsibility and accountability.

    And for those who would say that the Third Party Movement cannot be achieved here in the BDLP duopoly, de old man would submit one simple example

    Women’s Suffrage!!

    Here we have and environment where both parties were committed to denying women’s rights, of which their right to vote featured majorly,

    De ole man teif dis from de internet which says and I quote

    “…In 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention brought together women to discuss “the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women…”

    I, ole boar dat ManyPussy calls me, suggest to you that the Third Party Movement has such a seminal issue to promote which is “…bringing together Barbadians to address AND SOLVE “the social [DISSATISFACTION], civil [UNREST], and PRECARIOUS ECONOMIC condition and ABROGATION OF THE rights of MEN and women…”

    Ask any bajan today what they want for our country and they all say “we want a safe country WITHOUT THE KILLINGS, without the drugs, with accessible social services and a place where they can work and own a piece of the rock!

    40 murders, taxes for blinking twice in 10 minutes, long lines, poor services, teifing ministers, no jobs, no mobility, forever renting…THAT IS WHAT 60 % OF THE POPULATION SPEAK OF.

    And that MUST CHANGE and a third party MUST BRING THIS REALITY!

    AND SOON IT WILL BE SO!

    Use your vote to remove Mugabe in 2023!!

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  • @ Donks Gripe and Josh October 16, 2019 10:49 AM
    “After all among the embarrassments we had in recent years the FT calling Barbados and its government ‘absurd’ for paying White Oaks $54 million plus is up there in the top two..”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And that is the specific area of vulnerability that armchair critics like Hal Austin and yourself “waiting’ are failing to exploit in any effectively telling way.

    You are just a bunch of Mickey-mouse losers and political cowards not even worth $54 million of Zimbabwe-denominated monopoly play-play money.

    Why don’t you be that sniffer dog to climb up the W O tree and you might find more than a slick-talking cat purring his way to a few millions to even surpass his Four Seasons fiasco haul.

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  • “The country is unaccustomed to the still wind of economic inactivity even during negligible growth of last admin high rises, hotels and malls were regularly built.”

    That was only when there was enuff money in the treasury to gave away contracts like it belonged to them, enuff money in the NIS to lavishly lend out like it was their money , enuff loans to skim like the people do not have to repay these loans…and the odd investor or two who actually had money that actually belonged to the investor..

    …but now all that has DRIED UP…no more free taxpayers money to give away, no more free NIS Pensioners money to give away, no more free loans signed off in the people’s names to skim, the investors who are clean would never want to be associated with these exposures, they have reputations to uphold…… and hopefully no more VAT MONEY IS STOLEN ….by the billions. ..

    .notice the leaders care nothing about good reputations they REFUSE to address any and ALL ACCUSATIONS..no matter how damaging..but investors with a dot of intelligence will not want to be anywhere near this type of dirt.

    ….THE DECADES OLD FIESTA…IS FINALLY OVER…..time is longer than twine and paper.

    “After all among the embarrassments we had in recent years the FT calling Barbados and its government ‘absurd’ for paying White Oaks $54 million plus is up there in the top two.”

    Surprised they did not threaten to sue FT for defamation for that too..but the way things are going, they will have to sue the whole island soon, the supreme court will be backlogged for decades longer than any one of these sue happy idiots can live…with libel and defamation suits cause they will want to sue everyone for speaking the truth.

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

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  • Piece the Legend
    October 16, 2019 11:58 AM

    “The goal of this Third Party…… is a simple…….”

    Pieceuhdecockyeahtight,
    “Not one effing seat” for YOUR Third Party.,

    Remember that I said it first on BU.

    Heheheheheheheh….ad infinitum

    PS: Pachamamum has already shown you how to handle me. You have the needed ability. Follow his lead, and reward me with a few giggles and chuckles. Show Miller your repertoire of cuss words from John 3:16.

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  • @ walter PPK

    How you? Where you now crawl in from? Heheheheh

    Though, truth be told, you never left did you?

    Why do you prefer John 3:16 when John 2 would be more apt ?

    If you had money, like Chris Gibbs, you would have been able to abandon the DLP, as he has done, and jump on the BLP band wagon too!

    But you still penniless and even with your moutta skills Mugabe WILL NOT WANT YOUR TURNCOAT SCVUNT!

    You are too toxic Walter, not a feller want one RH to do wid you AND DEM IS RIGHT.

    observe how, when you blog with your anonymice identity, the respect and adulation you are accorded!

    People, including rather, especially the Honourable Blogmaster, defer to your wisdom in contributing here on BU

    Whu even de ole man sometimes will commend your submissions

    But, being the bitch that you are, being de woman in a man’s body HAVING BEEN SCORNED, now, even 18 months after your “platform for your triumphant return to the halls of politics HAS BEEN WIPED FROM THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE, your little beaaatchhh self here on BU showing what a small man beaatchhh YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!

    I am one of the tag team that destroyed your political aspirations BUT INCREDULOUSLY ENOUGH, you just cant get de ole man out you teets

    Why is dat Walter PPK?

    Besides de fact dat you is a man beatchhhh why you so vex wid de ole man?

    What I do you?

    And the answer comes back to de ole man clearly now.

    YOUR INVESTMENT!!!

    You quit your job in the United States to “come back to Barbados and become a big time politician” AND THAT IDEA GET FVUCK UP!!

    And you see Pieceuhdetightcock as THE SINGLE UNRELENTLESS DIGITAL INFLUENCER WHO FVUCKED UP YOUR PLANS!

    So, while all of the other tag team members still blog here on Barbados Underground, the only body who attracts your ire, is Piece!

    But Walter, in being this persistent beaaatchhhh AND KEEPING ME IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS what you have done is confirm to all Barbados Underground, including your friend, the Honourable Blogmaster, the type of wicked, spiteful, little man that you are.

    A spiteful scorned woman IN A PRETEND MAN BODY!!!

    I DUN WID YOU AND DAT WALTER, GET OVAH IT, de choice of the DLP, was clearly a bad choice AND YOU REGALING HOW YOU STABBED SANDIFORD IN THE BACK, here on BU, was enough to seal your political fate forever!

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for Walter PPK where de ole man definitively clarifies my position for him to BU readers

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  • There is a simple rationale behind Mugabe Mottley not having a choice in pursuing criminal charges against DLP MINISTERS WHO STOLE $1.5 BILLION during their 10 years in office.

    Many comment on the fact that she cant do it because she is a criminal herself or because she is godmother to Stinkliar children or that they colluded on the Four Seasons fiasco.

    But while many can say that, if she locks up these ministers, she would be building her own gallows, THERE IS NO SIMILAR REASON FOR VERLA TO PROTECT THESE CRIMINALS.

    In fact, IF VERLA DOES NOT PUBLICLY DECLARE HER POSITION on how she will sanction, denunciate, deter, or punish THESE AND OTHER ENEMIES OF BARBADIANS what she will have done is shown bajans how she has sanctioned their behaviour.

    and by so doing, by so effecting this protection of these national thieves she will be unable to instill any public confidence in her version of the DLP.

    These state criminals have to be officially and publicly punished to the extent, and in such as manner, Barbadians can feel that there has been retribution AND SHE HAS NOT ENDORSED THEIR THEFT.

    The Third Party Movement will also need to present a well thought out mechanism that will make bajans know that they are going to be serious guardians of the public purse and will not compromise the trust placed in them.

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here about de ole man’s predicted Third Party Movement rise to assist Barbados

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  • “We have a govt who lanquished in the wilderness for ten years as opposition. Having enough time to develop strategies which would have been beneficial in a period if or when elected. However spent most of the ten years being critical. Now that the rubber hits the road they seem confused and out of touch with reality…”

    Hmmmmmm…….

    During your 10 years and 4 months of defending the DLP in this forum, I remember “telling” you something similar to your above comments.

    During that time “we had a government that languished in the wilderness for 14 years as Opposition. Having enough time to develop strategies which would have been beneficial in a period if or when elected. However, spent most of the 14 years being critical. When the rubber hit the road, they seemed confused and out of touch with reality”……… (e.g. the island remained in “limbo” during the time Thompson announced his illness on May 14, 2010….. until his burial on November 3, 2010)………

    ………….to the extent that, after 10 years and 4 months “in office”………the electorate resoundingly voted for change……..with you losing 30-0 as a result.

    Anything criticism you level at the BLP is equally applicable to the DLP……. vice versa.

    And this is what William Skinner has been “saying” on a daily basis about the “B/DLP duopoly.”

    As I have mentioned previously, there aren’t any fundamental political, ideological or philosophical differences between the BLP and DLP.

    Here we have former Senator Verla, who failed to impress the people of Christ Church West on 3 occasions and under whose watch Barbados recorded an unprecedented 24 consecutive credit rating down grades……… giving the present administration a failing grade.

    So, as it relates to the question “does the DLP have a credible voice?”………. I’ll say, “NO!!!!”

    Verla is supposed to be a trained criminologist, having achieved a Merit in the Master of Laws degree specialising in Criminology and Criminal Justice, from the Queen Mary College of the University of London. Perhaps she should concentrate on “shadowing” the Office of the Attorney General and focusing on the criminal justice system.

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  • Dear Sir:

    Some time ago, one of your contributors decried the fact that a local newspaper failed or refused to publish his article on curtailing submissions on the embattled Former International Business Minister. I deeply empathize with that writer.

    But, whoever knows the particulars involved in the exercise of editorial discretion? Such discretion and the ability to censor is probably as long or as short as the the Editor’s foot.

    Enclosed below is an unpublished article I submitted to “Barbados Today” several months ago. I include this article now for the sole purpose of furthering discussion on your recurring water problem and determining whether other governments such as Israel might somehow help find a solution to Barbados’s water problem. Many in the international community have recognized Israeli expertise in the area of water resources management and reclamation. Despite inevitable conflicts, there has even been limited co-operation between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Thus,

    “May 25, 2019

    The Editor
    Barbados Today
    F3, Bldg 3
    Manor Lodge Complex
    Lodge Hill
    St. Michael
    Barbados

    Dear Editor:

    I refer to your article “BLP weighs in on DLP clash”, of May 10, 2019. Your focus seemed limited to some apparent dissension between Mr. Robert Morris, Attorney (Stephen) Lashley, Attorney Depeiza (DLP), and Dr. Walcott (BLP), concerning the former Prime Minister’s speech scheduled for May 19, 2019, at the St.James’ South DLP Constituency Branch.

    As a Latin scholar and political practitioner, the Former Prime Minister knows well the expression “vox populi vox dei “. In this context, his speech, arguably, may have been irrelevant insofar as it changed or changes nothing since his Party’s 30 to 0 defeat last May 24, 2018.

    However, your responsibility as journalist with an inquiring mind should have mandated that you follow up the matter and inform and advise your Readers since your article of May 10.

    So far as we can determine, your silence here has been deafening.
    Thus, you never told us readers whether the speech was made; its content – what did the former P.M say; going forward, was there anything to be learned here?

    Hosea teaches us that “where there is no vision the people perish”. We have some idea of what Mr. Barrow’s vision was, as well as the ideas of previous Prime Ministers. But, what, if any, was former P.M Stuart’s vision? In view of the DLP’s annihilation a year ago, and the possible existential threat posed by the BLP total electoral victory, how was his vision, if any, communicated to the Barbadian electorate? Why the wholesale repudiation by said electorate?

    Beyond cheap, customary excuses, how did he explain the economic stagnation and the several downgrades in Barbados’ credit rating? (Cf some African and other states, many of which countries are not alleged to “punch above their weight”).

    How did he explain the fact that Barbados appeared more corrupt over the past decade according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Transparency International (TI)? How did he rebut allegations of corruption leveled against his government? The current A.G has reportedly said that “the end of corruption is in sight”. Stuart’s analysis might have gone some distance to dispel any allegation by the previous Opposition, now BLP Administration, that he was just another “Prime-Moneyster”, primus inter pares in a kleptocracy, wherein corruptocrats fleeced and killed “the fatted calf”.

    As to the “sewage crisis”, the subject of travel advisories by the U.S, the U.K, Canada, Germany, and much ink, what did the former P.M say? The Israeli Government recycles anywhere from 70% to 90% of its waste water. Some consider Israel the #1 country in terms of water recycling, waste water recovery, desalination and the like. There has even been cooperation between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan In this area.

    Time was when the B’dos PRUN’s Office and the Israeli PRUN Office were neighbors on Second Avenue in Manhattan? Beyond the cocktail circuit, and official Barbados/Israel diplomatic and consular relations, common sense, uncommon as it is, might have dictated some sort of rapprochement with the Israeli Government and their Ministry of Energy and Water Resources. Was the B’dos PRUN MIA? What, if any attempts, were made to enlist Israel’s technical assistance in remedying the sewage crisis?

    How also did the former P.M explain away an unkept promise in the very first page(s) of a previous DLP manifesto that his Government would lower food prices? What about a functioning law review commission as promised in another previous manifesto? Need I go on?

    History is replete with great speeches. The former P.M is known for his oratorical skills. As the embattled Former International Business Minister might have said “The Future is Now”. Therefore, sweet nothings and empty blandishments (perhaps less charitably known as asinine drivel) no longer suffice.

    Alas, you, Editor, have told your readers nothing about what he said, not even the merest mea culpa, if any. He already appears to have already done so. You have neither informed or advised your Readers. We are, sadly, in this regard, no wiser.

    Caleb M. Pilgrim
    Atlanta, GA

    Cpilgrimesq@aol.com

    Sent from my iPhone

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  • @ Caleb Pilgrim

    Glad you have raised this matter. I have done on numerous occasions, which has annoyed some simple-minded people. The most important tool in a news editor’s armoury is his/her diary. It is the tool for what is called following up stories. It is basic journalistic competence. Poor reporting undermines democracy.
    However, following up stories is not a common practice in Barbados, which I put down to poor training. It leads to poor journalism which deprives readers of information.
    We can go over any number of stories that have been half reported; what the news executives do not seem to understand is that readers want to know the outcome of stories ie Natalie Crichlow, Officer Gittens who shot his neighbour, the prison officer charged with some strange offence, fraudulent lawyers,
    Hope they listen to you.

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  • @Caleb
    A well written post.
    You highlighted one of the weaknesses in our e-publication – a lack of follow-up on some stories.

    It would appear that like the readers, the editors have a short attention span.

    A next weakness that I find very frustrating is that some stories are written without naming names. The main character in a story can often be nameless. A malicious neighbor would be more informative.

    It will be interesting to see how some perceive your post and if they attempt to assign you to one of two camps.

    Great job.

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