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.

201 comments

  • I know it must be tough, but one of you has to take the high road.
    A volley has been exchanged. Let it die and move on.
    The exchange serves no real purpose.
    We call for a permanent ceasefire.

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  • Piece the Legend
    October 17, 2019 1:43 AM

    “@ walter PPK
    But you still penniless……..
    You are too toxic Walter, not a feller want one RH to do wid you …….
    But, being the bitch that you are, being de woman in a man’s body….
    I am one of the tag team that destroyed your political aspirations…..
    you is a man beatchhhh ,,,,
    A spiteful scorned woman IN A PRETEND MAN BODY!!!”

    Piece uh de cock yeah tight,
    As Barbados and its institutions desperately try to escape the clutches of moribundity and decadence, many people have begun to point fingers at local politicians as being the one and only cause of our national problems. However, if I were allowed to tweak Shakespeare a wee bit, I would remind you that “the fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars or our politicians, but in ourselves.”

    If BU readers were to remain silent for a few seconds and try to filter some of those ideas that manage to rise above the din, they would detect a clarion call for Barbadians to come together and rebuild their country through cooperation, collaboration, and self-reliance.This call represents “a dream to be pursued, but never attained”.

    You might justifiably ask: “Why is this the case?”
    This is so because many of our problems stem from the way we view and treat each other. The dunciest of our village idiots can see the ease with which I can extract a load of nasty, stinking, slimy, vitriolic bile from within your and Pachamamum’s respective bosoms. I can do this at will because both of you possess these negative, destructive attributes in abundance.

    Some of us, rather than smile and shrug off the attempted insult of being called penniless, would much prefer to kill our mother or sister for a dollar. That is the type of collective citizenry we have morphed into.
    Burdened with these prevailing self-defeating attitudes, the country of Barbados will find it extremely difficult to progress in a meaningful way.

    Heaven help us all.

    PS: I would close my eyes and vote for Grenville Phillips and Solutions Barbados, or for the 30 sitting members of parliament, before I vote for YOUR third party. In fact, neither you nor your third party would ever get my vote. You are too nasty-minded.,You can cuss me as much as you like, but I suspect that I am not the only one on BU clinging tenaciously to that position. A very good day to you and your tag team, my friend.

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  • Page 3 Barbados Today online

    FORMER GOVT MINISTER’S BRIBERY CASE NOW TO BE HEARD IN JANUARY
    by Wade Gibbons

    More than a year after bringing bribery charges against former Democratic Labour Party government minister Donville Inniss,

    United States authorities are still trying to gather evidence to prove their allegations.

    The trial that was set to be heard before District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto on October 28, has now been moved to January 6, 2020, for jury selection and commencement.

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  • RE Hosea teaches us that “where there is no vision the people perish”.
    THIS IS ERRONEOUS

    Where there is no vision, the people perish is Proverbs 29:18a

    IF YOU WOULD SEEK TO CITE SCRIPTURE, PLEASE KINDLY QUOTE IT PROPERLY AND ACCURATELY

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  • Three more months for the measly mout blp koolaid drinkers to sh.it in their draws
    It is obvious that Donville inniss case is not cut and dry as the minions would like all to belive
    David what say yea

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  • @ GP: I stand corrected. You rightfully point to Proverbs as the source rather than Hosea

    However, the larger point had to do with the persistent water problem(s) confronting the Governments and People of Barbados (under both the DLP and the BLP) and the need/search for a solution.

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  • Caleb Pilgrim
    Dont be distracted by GP taunts
    That is his call to fame on BU any mention of the bible by commentators and they are labelled as bible illiterates and braying jac.asses
    Caleb just speak your peace and move on because the next round of corrections coming from GP fiery tongue would not be pretty

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  • The man accepted the feedback and has moved in.

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  • Whether a voice is credible or not, depends upon whose ears it falls.
    The prolonged silence, which in fairness bore a striking similarity to the last years in office, was to be expected. When your entire First XI Div 1 teams gets wiped out, and your 2ndXI squad isn’t well developed, you end up defaulting several potential opportunities. Plus the DI issue, remains a dark cloud.
    Time has opened several opportunities for comment, albeit in the blame game most popular in Barbados, is can be difficult to detach oneself from past opportunities to change and rectify, those current issues of today. The continuing garbage issues are ripe, and given the attention being paid by several; Minister, Chairman, other Ministries, strongly suggests those in power know they have a problem. 16+ months is a long time to fix those.
    What they need are issues which cannot be blamed upon their former actions or inactions. In other words, they must rebuild credibility, beyond the politically partisan. However tarnished, they have a brand well known to Bajans. They need new faces and new approaches. Easier said than done.

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  • They are ALL TARNISHED, they are in the UK parliament and everywhere else..dumb as rocks.

    …. ya fellow crooks from a different persuasion might help ya kill ya own people, but they sure as hell WELL NOT HELP YA GET AWAY WITH IT..

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  • @ Commander Theophillus Gazerts

    It is said of a samurai that in effecting the “sayabiki” the soul of a katana MUST BE APPEASED, once it is drawn!

    So true warriors, if there was no one killed or wounded when they drew their blades, nicked their index finger during sayabiki or noto.

    De ole man Commander does not dissemble well.

    You will well note that I have avoided any and all encounters with the man beatchhhh whenever and wherever he has written using his real name.

    Not because de ole man afraid of him BUT BECAUSE HE IS NOT A VIABLE TANGO ANY MORE, and wont ever be!

    I, piece uh de rock yes right (up his man bitch political bottom) made him shy$e bricks, AS IS THE STRATEGY OF ANY ACTIVIST AND CIVIC AFFAIRS COMMENTATOR.

    He has lingered on this topic and has his eye teeth cut for me and Pachamama the Sojourner.

    The latter being the gentleman that he is, can and may ignore Walter because, Pachamama has great patience with fools and beatch men.

    Dat unfortunately ent de ole man.

    What is Walter’s objective?

    The man is doing his goading.

    The premise of his lawsuit is that de ole man has in the past, and even at 2019, continued to level spurious and libellous matter on the internet which occasions him monetary harm.

    I supposed to have mek he loss a big job in America (heheheheh now he fuming cause I ent supposed to know that)

    So if, in a time when he is not running for elections, revert to such materials which were used to point out to the same bajans he appealing to here, like the bitch he is, then it gives him a chance to say dat my vitriol IS CONTINUOUS AND INTENDED TO CAUSE HIM REPUTATIONAL DAMAGE!

    Commander, you are not your usual self today, you are weary but we understand how the battle has been long.

    At one time, do ole man thought that “the Third Party Movement ” might have been in Iso TALIBAN Grenville Phillips BUT HE DISAPPOINTED ME with his autocratic style and his pronouncements about monitoring bedroom sex.

    Of late, de ole man is seeing vestiges of hope in the People’s Party for Democracy and Development AND I AM GOING TO THROW MY EFFORTS BEHIND THEM!

    Of course, de ole man expects that Walter the HeBeatch will automatically be the antagonist but heheheh, he is lightweight and has, by baiting de poor and peaceable ole man, SHOWN HIMSELF TO BE SOMEONE WHO UNFAIRS GERIATRICS!

    Whu only scamps and brigands and men his age, who are on record here on Barbados Underground commenting lecherously on the “jiggling botsies of underage secondary school girls” WOULD ATTACK A POOR INNOCENT, DRIVEN AS THE SNOW, OLE MAN LIKE PIECE THE LEGEND!

    Heheheheh

    I going get the grandson do a Stoopid poster about “Walter PPK continues to ogle the jiggling besties of 12 year old Parkinson School girls”

    I going see if Artaxerxes the Superlative Archiver can find his blog about those adolescent girls!

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  • This is the direct result of keeping archaic colonial laws in play to keep CORRUPTION IN PLAY…to line ya own pockets….we spent years exposing these crooks and the colonial laws they kept on the statute books to rob the people and country that now ended up exposing them all MUCH, MUCH BETTER..than we ever could..lol

    what sweet in goat mout…lol..wuhloss

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/10/17/justice-stalled/?fbclid=IwAR1oqkf1Mn8RKUICkRNG4QVgN96uCuQDbbSY8u1odOHHpOUvBGob85JRXZc

    “Barbados’ archaic 1929 Prevention of Corruption Act under which US authorities are basing their allegations against Inniss was also subject of contention in motions filed by the defence and prosecution in the case. The US government sought to have testimony introduced by attorney Thomas Durbin who is reputed to be an expert on the relevant Barbados statute. But it was argued that not only was the legislation a relic of Barbados’ colonial past, but Section 7 of the legislation established a mandatory presumption that shifted the burden of proof to the defendant. It was argued that this not only went against modern US law but was also unconstitutional in Barbados and had been excluded from the updated 2012 Barbados Prevention of Corruption Law that has been passed in both Houses of the Barbados Parliament but to date has not been enacted into law by proclamation.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity today, a local legal source indicated that under the 1929 Act, in circumstances where most if not all Barbadian politicians annually accepted money, goods and services to stage Christmas parties or other functions in their constituencies, “they would all be guilty of a crime and subject to being charged” until they proved otherwise.

    Today Barbados TODAY investigations revealed that an official of the brokerage firm that has sourced insurers for the BIDC for almost a decade was only last year appointed to the same BIDC in a very senior position. Efforts to reach the broker/BIDC official were unsuccessful.”

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  • @ Northern Observer

    That is an Excellent Observation when you said and I quote “…In other words, they must rebuild credibility, beyond the politically partisan.

    However tarnished, they have a brand well known to Bajans.

    They need new faces and new approaches. Easier said than done…”

    It is said that pancreatic cancer is one of the most if not the most aggressive of the cancers in circulation and the survivability rate of people with stage 2 cancer is the lowest.

    It cant be dislodged from the infected organ AND THIS IS WHAT THE OLD GUARD DBLP ARE, they are difficult to be dislodged.

    And it is on this premise that the Third Party Movement is based.

    PLUS ONE THING MORE…NEW FACES, NEW APPROACHES AND MEASURABLE DELIVERABLES!!!

    The DPD must come with DELIVERABLES even before they get to the election boxes!!!

    And that is the key Northern Observer

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  • TheOGazerts
    October 17, 2019 6:48 AM

    “I know it must be tough, but one of you has to take the high road.
    A volley has been exchanged. Let it die and move on.
    The exchange serves no real purpose.
    WE (emphasis mine) call for a permanent ceasefire.”

    TheOGazerts,
    Sometimes public education can be fun.

    Piece uh de cock yeah tight is bragging on BU that he has a tag team (third party….) and he is deliberately and consistently addressing you as Commander. You, before now, have given no indication whatsoever to BU readers that you are part of any grouping . That explains why I find your use of the word “we” above to be eye-catching.

    “Not one effing seat” was a phrase coined by Piece uh de cock yeah tight. He gloated in the belief that he used it to inflict maximum damage on his opponents. I simply took his phrase, and applied it against his third party (use of the boomerang principle) and waited. Go back and read Piece uh de cock yeah tight’s response.

    Social problem highlighted: Some people are only bullies in their minds. When confronted, they demonstrate that they can give, but they cannot take. We have thousands of these types of individuals in the general population (home, school, work, etc) and they create a lot of social problems.

    If you are the leader of a third party…and a voter is honest enough to look you in the eye and tell you without blinking that he/she would never vote for you, wouldn’t you accept that pronouncement with maturity and respect? Whatever you do, you do not curse that voter. Go back and read Piece uh de cock yeah tight’s response. As man, after reading his response to me, would you still respect him as a leader?

    Social problem highlighted: Everybody in Barbados seems to be rushing forward to pick up positions of influence and leadership. They focus on the amount of power, comfort, perqs, and prestige that such a position would bestow upon them. They never for one moment stop and ask themselves if they possess the skills, attributes, judgment, and temperament needed for the job. Most of the times they do not. This has resulted in widespread organizational decay in Barbados.

    Given the above, I do not agree with you that the exchange with Piece uh de cock yeah tight “serves no real purpose.”

    By the way, if a commander calls for a permanent ceasefire, is that the 21st century diplomatic way of saying WE surrender? LOL

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  • You are both intelligent guys.
    Both have made significant contributions
    I do not think the back and forth adds to the discussion or put both of you in a good light.
    We are the rest of BU

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  • piece
    re It is said that pancreatic cancer is one of the most if not the most aggressive of the cancers in circulation and the survivability rate of people with stage 2 cancer is the lowest.

    THE THING ABOUT PANCREATIC CANCERS IS NOT SO MUCH ITS AGRESSION AS IS ITS RELATIONS THERE IN THE FORAMEN OF WINSLOW IN THE “C” OF THE DUODENUM WHERE THERE ARE MAJOR BLOOD VESSELS WHICH MAKE SURGERY EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TUMOR STARTS TO SPREAD OUT

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  • Piece…is this someone’s SNIPER on the loose…wuhloss…lol

    https://buff.ly/2MSTCsG?fbclid=IwAR0VSVgVJmXXW4HA0tMrK7rahPM-yjbamwXPdlvIni6x85zV_WaoFm1xLZ4

    Former bloodhound cop and an ace marksman, Ashford Athelbert “Rap Brown” Jones, has been charged with having 100 bullets without a permit.

    The 72-year-old of Goodland, Christ Church is expected in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning to answer the charge.

    Police are alleging that their former colleague was caught with the ammunition on October 13 when the Anti-gun and Gangs Unit intercepted his car at Grazettes Main Road, St Michael and found one hundred rounds of .40 ammunition.

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  • WURA-WAR-on-U
    October 17, 2019 8:07 PM

    I would expect a former cop of his reputation to be heavily armed.

    Just think how many criminals have it in for him.

    Why was he stopped I wonder? Someone got it in for him?

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  • Walter you seemed to have missed a trick here. Gazzerts or Theophilus as Piece calls him is Piece,s sidekick.He defends Piece obnoxious behaviour on here even to the blogmaster.I once asked him if he approved of his idol,s behaviour towards the blogmaster and after disappearing for a while returned to skirt the issue. Hell even Waru lambasted the the egotistic jackass but this joker Gazzerts seem in my view afraid of Piece.Therefore do not be surprised by anything Gazzerts says in defense of his idol, Walter.

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  • Why would someone have bullets and no gun? Isn’t the penalty the same for possession of either one if you don’t have a permit? Must have been a commercial transaction in the offing and there was a “falling out”. I would estimate that half of the Police force have a personal firearm and the other half knows where to get them.

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  • “Why was he stopped I wonder? Someone got it in for him?”

    some people think his head is filled with info that no one wants falling into the wrong hands….so this is a way to make sure he keeps quiet.

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  • I remember just a couple months ago someone on the blog asked a question about him and not a fella answered..lol…serious business.

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  • TheOGazerts
    October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

    “You are both intelligent guys.
    Both have made significant contributions
    I do not think the back and forth adds to the discussion or put both of you in a good light.
    We are the rest of BU”

    TheOGazerts,
    Congrats on your appointment as sole representative and mouthpiece of the “rest of BU”. I will continue to be independent minded and represent myself.

    Back and forth in itself cannot add to or subtract from any discussion. If you are going to add your two cents of worth, you have to read and analyze the content of the back and forth submissions and then make an informed comment.

    I use different individuals, methods and techniques to highlight the genesis and roots of some of the social problems plaguing Barbados today. I took time out to show you that some national social problems start with the mind and behavior of the individual. The individual is not always a politician. I often use Pachamamum and Piece uh de cock yeah tight as powerful examples simply because they exhibit a plethora of bad attributes, including bad manners. I make no apologies to you or anybody for saying so.

    If, after reading my submissions above, you have concluded that they did not put me “in a good light” (remember you are speaking on behalf of the rest of BU), then I will acknowledge your assessment with all of the pretentious grace and charm that I can muster.

    Reflect ye on this: You have made reference to no word, sentence, or paragraph I wrote, so how can I possibly view your assessment to be fair?

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  • That advertisement aside let “us” (and that will include your we Commander heheheheh) let us continue to discuss the People’s Party for Democracy and Development AS AN ALTERNATIVE.

    Madness is sometimes defined as “doing the same futile thing over and over agai, and expecting different results.”

    For the last 53 years bajans have been voting for the DLP or BLP party on the sole basis of “this is the lesser evil”.

    After 53 years we have come to realise that, regardless of which party is elected, 10 years later, we arrive at a situation where the Party in Power has become the Thief in Parliament and is raping the country.

    nothing changes and the representative become big, and slouchy corrupt and arrogant.

    But in 2019, we the people have come to see the light AS WE SUFFER UNDER THE YOKE OF THE IMF.

    We CANNOT CONTINUE TO GO DOWN THE SAME TRACK OF “we only got de two of dem” cause de bulling dem both giving we is the same “whether by Stinkliar and Limp Doggie Fumbles or with the pretend doggie of Mugabe.

    the time has come, and is now, to make a radical change in the calibre of candidate we vote to run our country.

    we have no choice but to elect men and women, WHO BEFORE THEY EVEN GET IN PARLIAMENT, show that they can deliver the goods.

    when 2023 rolls around WE MUST NO LONGER BE IN ANY ‘lesser of the 2 evils choice”

    We must be faced with a real choice to vote for a third-party candidate, WHO HAS DELIVERED VIABLE INITIATIVES @ TODAY.

    ORAL FLAGELLATION (as practiced by Walter the HeBeatch) will not cut it!

    we MUST BE SEEING DELIVERABLES!!!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @WURA-WAR-on-UOctober 17, 2019 8:07 PM “Police are alleging that their former colleague was caught with the ammunition on October 13 when the Anti-gun and Gangs Unit intercepted his car at Grazettes Main Road, St Michael and found one hundred rounds of .40 ammunition.”

    Oh for the good old days when li’l children weren’t even allowed to play hopscotch on a Sunday, and rum drinking daddies had to wait until about 5 p.m. to ease round to the side door of the rumshop to get a li’l grog.

    Now police charging former police with arms offenses alleged committed on SUNDAY 13 October?

    I think that we need to recall Dr. GP and set him up as a preacher man.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Piece the LegendOctober 17, 2019 1:43 AM “being de woman in a man’s body.”

    So you have something against women now?

    What the women do you?

    Or are you just an elderly misogynist like so many of the political class?

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  • I wonder if the People’s Party for Democracy and Development, the PDP, the Party de ole man telling wunna now, GOING BE THE NEXT GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS, I wonder how they would start to effect de Ole Man’s DELIVERABLES?

    I mean, let us go through this logically

    For the PDP to have a Portfolio of Deliverables THEY WOULD FIRST HAVE TO DECLARE & PUBLISH WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO RIGHT?

    And once it is published THE BLP GOING TEIF IT!

    AND AS MUGABE’S STYLE, TEIF IT AND SAY UM IS SHE OWN!

    So how does the PDP keep that credit?

    By broadcasting their programs FIRST!

    so, let de ole man explain dis to the PDP

    1.Suppose wunna wanted to create a program that would employ 25 women from the inner city. Wunna would privately enroll 25 of dem AND INVITE ALL DE MEDIA HOUSES and speak to the cameras.

    2.But before all of dat wunna would privately video wunna internal launch

    3.So if wunna official opening is pun de 15, sunny would meet de 14the and record everything and then do it again on the 15th.

    4.Expevt that CBC REPORTING LIES will not turn up but when they dont YOU WILL USE A SYNCHRONUZED PLATFORM TO BROADCAST YOUR MESSAGE ON THE OTHER MEDIA DE OLE MAN WILL SUGGEST

    and you will do this 10 times WITH TEN DIFFERENT INITIATIVES!

    So what will this do OTHER THAT MUGABE TEIFING YOUR TEN DIFFERENT INITIATIVES?

    It will create a portfolio of your stolen accomplishments FOR WHICH YOU WERE FIRST TO RELEASE IN BARBADOS!

    And then you will do a juxtaposition report of “yours” and the stolen property report.

    Twenty stolen ideas, ALL ORIGINATING FROM YOU, THAT THE INEPT BLP COULD NOT DESIGN/DEPLOY, which you definitively show that de BLP teif, is not good for their image.

    One you keep bajans informed of the thefts.

    OH, ONE CRITICAL THING.

    Wunn got to appoint a PR person to be your Digital Manager TO COME ON FACEBOOK AND Barbados Underground TO CHAMPION YOUR CAUSE DAILY.

    MOMENTUM IS CRITICAL!!!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I am NOT voting for any political party led by a religious leader (any religion).

    I prefer to keep my politics and my religion completey separate.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    In fact I prefer NOT TO KNOW the religious affiliation of any politician.

    And i say that even though i go to church nearly every Sunday.

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  • I made up this small rule for myself and it works quite well.
    One exchange, two exchanges ..done..

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/10/17/top-ranking/

    “The University of the West Indies (UWI) is looking to save some $30 billion in costs over the next two years”

    That is just savings. A Barbados newspaper so that would suggest BDS $? Is that number realistic?

    “Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who has been at the forefront of efforts to enhance the international profile of the UWI, expects the latest ranking that has pushed it from number five in the world in 2018 to number four in 2019, to bring greater regional and global funding.”

    I doubt it was number 5. I saw a link that said top 5 percent of 28,000.
    ““the 20th Century UWI is now behind us, and the 21st university, ranked first in the Caribbean, and in the top 5% of the world’s best 28,000 universities, is now in a place unimagined a decade ago.”

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  • Theo…they lie all the time…and have no damn shame..

    boasting of being within the 5% range of the best universities is even a long stretch…..they still have a lot of climbing to do, given the new age courses available and have been for the last 20 plus years and UWI still have none…steupppss..

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  • Thanks to the Almighty that Bishop Desmond Tutu and Martin Luther King nor for that matter Jesus the Christ did not have similarly disposed citizenry, en masse.

    Even in antiquity we have a cadre of disciples ministering to the temporal needs of the church, temporal needs which even Jesus the Christ would have met, spectacularly, when He would have fed thousands on the mount AND, AS IS RECORDED IN HIS INSTRUCTIONS TO JONAS (or was that son of Jonas?) “Feed my Sheep ”

    This only makes me wonder, IF THE SON OF GOD COULD SO INSTRUCT HIS DEVOTED DISCIPLES TO DO SUCH, and be internally involved in the diurnal workings of our life on earth, how could a person of no special spiritual importance, a self professed *****, make a pronouncement that is at such variance to what precedes her by 2019 years by One who is Superlatively More Qualified than she is?

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  • What the hell is Dale Whistleblower playing at…just say Transparency International ASKS THE SAME CROOKED, BENT MINISTERS AND LAWYERS ABOUT CORRUPTION IN BARBADOS…AND THEY ALWAYS LIE..

    Transparency International needs to handle it differently, do a better job, if they had been this ugly level of corruption would have BEEN EXPOSED DECADES AGO….and the people and island would not now be in such dire straits.,

    “Barbados ranks 25th-cleanest of 180 countries on Transparency International’s corruption perception index—the second-best ranking in Latin American and the Caribbean, after Uruguay.

    Barbados may not deserve that nice ranking. Said Attorney General Dale Marshall in April: “We know now how bad corruption is here… we are planning to set up an anti-corruption agency.” He should move fast.”

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  • Lorenzo
    October 17, 2019 8:29 PM

    “Walter you seemed to have missed a trick here. Gazzerts or Theophilus as Piece calls him is Piece,s sidekick.He defends Piece obnoxious behaviour on here even to the blogmaster…… Hell even Waru lambasted the the egotistic jackass but this joker Gazzerts seem in my view afraid of Piece.”

    Lorenzo,
    I have been very observant, so I assure you that I have not missed any tricks on BU. I have also not missed the strength of your reasoning and argument. The mere passage of time always reveals everything.

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  • ALL of them and their yardfowls, their hangersons and parasites gotta go, DLP cannot even smell the parliament doors, not if the island is to recover….the PEOPLE NOW UNDERSTAND THAT…they HAVE and are paying dearly to learn..

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @TheOgazertsOctober 18, 2019 6:44 AM “in the top 5% of the world’s best 28,000 universities, is now in a place unimagined a decade ago.”

    Well TheOgazerts you could have gone to the original university ranking which Barbados Today quoted.

    https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings

    UWI is ranked in the 501-600 range.

    Top 1% is 280
    Top 2% is 560
    Top 5% is 1,400
    Top 10% is 2,800

    But I failed O’level math, so don’t take my numbers to mean anything.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Piece the LegendOctober 18, 2019 8:46 AM “This only makes me wonder, IF THE SON OF GOD COULD SO INSTRUCT HIS DEVOTED DISCIPLES TO DO SUCH, and be internally involved in the diurnal workings of our life on earth, how could a person of no special spiritual importance, a self professed *****, make a pronouncement that is at such variance to what precedes her by 2019 years by One who is Superlatively More Qualified than she is?”

    I don’t care what you or anybody else says I am NOT, repeat NOT voting for any pope, bishop, pastor or priests to sit in my House.

    Nope.

    I ain’t doing it.

    Even though i go to church most Sundays.

    I prefer to keep my religion and my politics completely separate.

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  • @ WARU

    It is precisely on these social agencies that the Third Party Movement, in general and, more specifically, the People’s Party for Democracy and Development. need to weigh in on. WARU.

    How can a teif be appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer?

    Unless said Transparency International wishes to become “a pillar in the corruption matrix”, it must seek to become a more proactive actor in facilitating Creater Transparency

    If we go back to agreements between TI and countries which claim to be a part of their ratings there are some things that direct us about their operations.

    It becomes evident that the majority of the survey documents are based on information that IS BASED ON SAID HOST GOVERNMENT RECORDS so that corrupt government IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO DISSEMINATE TRUTHFUL RECORDS!

    Here is a comment from TI’s website

    “…Grand corruption thrives in such settings.

    Cases like Petrobras and Odebrecht in Brazil or the saga of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine show how collusion between businesses and politicians siphons off billions of dollars in revenue from national economies, benefitting the few at the expense of the many.

    This kind of systemic grand corruption violates human rights, prevents sustainable development and fuels social exclusion…”

    So, if the model of collusion holds true, then it becomes evident why the content of this Stoopid Cartoon obtains in Barbados.

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  • Contrary to Mia’s fake professor’s arrogant, uppity mouthings, they had to reach that agreement with external creditors and keep it..

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/242286/government-reaches-deal-foreign-debt

    “There has been a breakthrough in debt restructuring negotiations between Government and the Barbados External Creditor Committee, which represents foreign bondholders.

    The NATION can confirm that the two parties have reached an agreement in principle to resolve the external commercial default.

    It is expected that the new bonds due 2029 will be issued with an aggregate face value in excess of US$500 million.

    Under the arrangement, the foreign commercial creditors will be exchanging “certain of the Government’s United States dollar-denominated debt for new bonds to be issued by Barbados”.

    This includes Barbados’ 7.8 per cent Fixed Rate Bonds due 2019, 7.25 per cent Notes due 2021, seven per cent Notes due 2022, 6.625 per cent Notes due 2035, and Floating Rate Loan with final maturity in 2019.

    The agreement in principle follows extensive discussions between the Committee and the Government after the Mia Mottley administration ceased payments to foreign commercial creditors on June 1 last year.”

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  • Piece the Legend October 18, 2019 8:46 AM
    “how could a person of no special spiritual importance, a self professed *****, make a pronouncement…….. ”

    SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife
    October 18, 2019 11:46 AM

    “I don’t care what you or anybody else says I am NOT, repeat NOT voting for any pope, bishop, pastor or priests to sit in my House.
    Nope.
    I ain’t doing it.
    Even though i go to church most Sundays.”

    SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife,
    All of us on BU have noted that you are clinging tenaciously to your position. Nothing is wrong with that.
    As a voter, you have the right to qualify or disqualify any candidate for whatever reason you may chose.

    I respect and salute you for remaining steadfast and defiant in the face of a persistent, but unjustifiable personal onslaught.

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  • Congrats to White Oak and government.

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  • “…Grand corruption thrives in such settings.

    Cases like Petrobras and Odebrecht in Brazil or the saga of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine show how collusion between businesses and politicians siphons off billions of dollars in revenue from national economies, benefitting the few at the expense of the many.

    This kind of systemic grand corruption violates human rights, prevents sustainable development and fuels social exclusion…”

    that has been our whole point on BU for years and years…no matter what she and her clowns come up with now, no one has been held aacountble for these clear thefts of public funds…BY THE BILLIONS of dollars…and even CLEARER VIOLATIONS OF THE MAJORITY POPULATIOIN’S HUMAN RIGHTS…look at the condition of the island, more importantly look at what the people are being subjected to on a dialy basis.

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are very, very clear about these crimes committed BY ANY STATE or it’s AGENTS…against vulnerable populations….there needs to be a CLAMPDOWN….they have gotten away with these crimes against people and country for decades.

    she could pretend to be turning bread into wine now and i will NEVER BE MOVED…just because no one was or is clearly NOT BEING HELD accountable for these crimes against the people and country…..AS THEY SHOULD.

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  • BTW…Barbados is also a member/signatory to the Inter-American Commission treaties on Human Rights…which they have ALL IGNORED…both governments…and ALL THE TIEFING LAWYERS…..they pretend it does not exist and i will bet my last dollar NONE OF THEM EVER TOLD THE PEOPLE ABOUT THESE RIGHTS…or the treaty..

    none of this can be EVER overlooked or forgiven…they are all criminals..

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  • They can NEVER CLEAN THIS UP…until the criminals who reduced the island to poverty are held accountable…and no one is allowing them to cover it up either…Bajans need to GET THE HELL UP …and ASSERT THEIR RIGHTS…and stop allowing these criminals in suits pretending to be lawyers and leaders to continually violate them and generations of their children..

    “The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. Along with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, it is one of the bodies that comprise the inter-American system for the promotion and protection of human rights. The IACHR is a permanent body, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., United States, and it meets in regular and special sessions several times a year to examine allegations of human rights violations in the hemisphere.”

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

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  • @ WARU

    De ole man recognises that you are the person who introduced the Transparency International perspective and therefore I will address these points to you and your feedback would be appreciated.

    Here are some additional points from TI’s website

    “…Putting the (Corruption) scores in context

    The lower-ranked countries in our index are plagued by untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions like the police and judiciary. …”

    Let de ole man pause here to let that point sink in.

    The Honourable Blogmaster has floated this topic about whether the DLP has a credible voice.

    To wit it has been proven that they dont AND NEITHER DOES THE BLP.

    But let’s examine why they both ate not to be trusted.

    We have a judiciary which has a EFFED up system with cases that have not been heard for 20 years, people who are locked up for 10 years without a trial, lawyers who teifing people money and land, WHO ARE NOW PURPORTEDLY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE HEAD OF THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION, FORMER POLICEMENSES with 104 illegal bullets, policemen who shot people in Bush Hall and not a ting happening, judges sitting on thousands of decisions/judgements and 46 murders officially suppressed and reported as 40!

    The article continues

    “…Even where anti-corruption laws are on the books, in practice they’re often skirted or ignored…”

    Dem talking bout Barbados right?

    “…People frequently face situations of bribery and extortion, rely on basic services that have been undermined by the misappropriation of funds, and confront official indifference when seeking redress from authorities that are on the take…”

    And did is why de ole man promoting the emergence of the Third Party Movement and saying to you that both of these parties have outlived their shelf life and that we need a new direction WHERE MUGABE IS NOT IN OUR HOME AND NEITHER THE INCOMPETEMT DLP.

    CREDIBILITY MUST BE SOUGHT ELSEWHERE THAN AMONGST THESE CRIMINALS!!!

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  • “And did is why de ole man promoting the emergence of the Third Party Movement and saying to you that both of these parties have outlived their shelf life and that we need a new direction WHERE MUGABE IS NOT IN OUR HOME AND NEITHER THE INCOMPETEMT DLP.”

    And we must add…and neither any of their FAMILIES…that destructive nepotism that people have been complaining for years about is the BLIGHT that has driven the island to it’s knees….look at all these family members in this or that position who have to be provided for at taxpayer’s expense…then they all with their RAGGADY ASS SELVES act like they are entitled royalty…

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  • @ WARU

    The article on Rat Brown should get it’s own blog BECAUSE IT DEALS WITH POLICE PRIVILEGE and how policemen can break the law with impunity

    You may not know this but a former policeman from st lucy was selling guns, recently one shot a man in Bush Hall, and now Rat Brown travelling with a trafficable amount of munitions.

    And he get bail AND A GAG ORDER IS ISSUED so Marston who ent does his job with decisions/judgements IS NOW PREDICATION PUN WHO IN BARBADOS CANN TALK BOUT A CASE where it is obvious someone who broke the law, is being given preferential treatment BECAUSE HE WAS A COP!

    You would figure he would know the law right?

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  • De ole man had published this item before but it ent get published

    I wonder if the People’s Party for Democracy and Development, the PDP, the Party de ole man telling wunna now, GOING BE THE NEXT GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS, I wonder how they would start to effect de Ole Man’s DELIVERABLES?

    I mean, let us go through this logically

    For the PDP to have a Portfolio of Deliverables THEY WOULD FIRST HAVE TO DECLARE & PUBLISH WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO RIGHT?

    And once it is published THE BLP GOING TEIF IT!

    AND AS MUGABE’S STYLE, TEIF IT AND SAY UM IS SHE OWN!

    So how does the PDP keep that credit?

    By broadcasting their programs FIRST!

    so, let de ole man explain dis to the PDP

    1.Suppose wunna wanted to create a program that would employ 25 women from the inner city. Wunna would privately enroll 25 of dem AND INVITE ALL DE MEDIA HOUSES and speak to the cameras.

    2.But before all of dat wunna would privately video wunna internal launch

    3.So if wunna official opening is pun de 15, wunna would meet de 14 then and record everything and then do it again on the 15th.

    4.Expect that CBC REPORTING LIES will not turn up but when they dont YOU WILL USE A SYNCHRONUZED PLATFORM TO BROADCAST YOUR MESSAGE ON THE OTHER MEDIA DE OLE MAN WILL SUGGEST

    and you will do this 10 times WITH TEN DIFFERENT INITIATIVES!

    So what will this do OTHER THAT MUGABE TEIFING YOUR TEN DIFFERENT INITIATIVES?

    It will create a portfolio of your stolen accomplishments FOR WHICH YOU WERE FIRST TO RELEASE IN BARBADOS!

    And then you will do a juxtaposition report of “yours” and the stolen property report.

    Twenty stolen ideas, ALL ORIGINATING FROM YOU, THAT THE INEPT BLP COULD NOT DESIGN/DEPLOY, which you definitively show that de BLP teif, is not good for their image.

    One you keep bajans informed of the thefts.

    OH, ONE CRITICAL THING.

    Wunn got to appoint a PR person to be your Digital Manager TO COME ON FACEBOOK AND Barbados Underground TO CHAMPION YOUR CAUSE DAILY.

    MOMENTUM IS CRITICAL!!!

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your help here with an item I posted 19 hours ago and have asked for its retrieval

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  • The island got too many guns circulating and too many shooters for hire….and the gun traffickers are well known….the misguided young men on the blocks don’t stand a chance…they are beig spoonfed guns and ammunition and prison time..

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Piece the Legend October 18, 2019 8:46 AM “how could a person of no special spiritual importance.”

    And in any event how does one become a person of special spiritual importance?

    Aren’t we all equal daughters and sons of the one true and living God?

    I do not need any man on earth to imbue me with “special spiritual importance.”

    Nope.

    i do not.

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  • When I first read this submission de ole man wondered what was its purpose.

    I mean, in a country with 3 valid political parties WHY WAS IT THAT ONLY ONE WAS BEING SINGLED OUT IN THE ROLL CALL FOR CREDIBILITY.

    De ole man knew definitively that while a few of the sheeple knew the meaning of credible none of the sheeple did.

    It was indeed like why only “my fellow myope” Dr. GP, was capable of viewing my remark about Cancer of the Pancreas and enlightening all readers, and me the writer, of the difficulty of operation on this organ that is just 14-20 cm long and weighs 100 grams.

    “…The close proximity of the neck of the pancreas to major blood vessels posteriorly including the superior mesenteric artery, superior mesenteric-portal vein, inferior vena cava, and aorta limits the option for a wide surgical margin when pancreatectomy (surgical removal of the pancreas) is done…”

    I went to read more, NOT TO GAINSAY WHAT MY FELLOW MYOPE SAID, but because what he said triggered my realization that I was truly unaware of the nature of this organ and was spouting 2nd hand information that was meaningless.

    LIKE THIS ARTICLE!

    What does “credible” mean?

    cred·i·ble (krĕd′ə-bəl) adj.

    1.Capable of being believed; believable or plausible: a credible witness; a credible explanation.
    2.Considered capable of achieving a goal: The party must nominate a credible candidate for governor.
    3.Being of sufficient military capability to deter an attack or carry out an operation successfully: credible military force.

    In one breath the Honourable Blogmaster will speak of how articles here ALWAYS SPILL INTO PARTISAN POLITICS yet in most every topic here, he is guilty of feeding the narrative as the readership count goes up.

    Indeed what other purpose does comments from Reudon Eversley, former Political Strategist for the disbanded DLP serve than to relegate this topic WHICH IS ABOUT CREDIBILITY to the customary shy$e about DLP DO THIS AND BLP DO THAT?

    Wunna see why de ole man always talking bout sheeple and people?

    It’s because very few here can truly make serious commentary about any subject other than continue a thread IN THE DESIGNED AND PURPOSEFUL VEIN of the BLOGMASTER

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Good morning to you. I have an item here about CREDIBILITY in suspense that needs assistance thank you

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  • Because a person is a political strategist or supporter of a political party it does not mean some of their messages or utterances may not me meaningful. Opposing for the sake of it is also not credible.

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  • Neither the BLP NOR THE DLP HAS AN IOTA OF CREDIBILITY!!!

    And de ole man will provide definitive proof for this assertion

    For this I will seek “external data” more specifically data from Transparency International data.

    Now it is noted that, while TI seeks to provide indices that reflect equitably on the 176 countries they monitor, they are quite quick to disclaim countries which do not provide verifiable data that reasonably inform their methodology

    “…The Corruption Perceptions Index is a composite index, a combination of different international surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions.

    The index draws on 13 surveys from independent institutions specialising in governance and business climate analysis covering expert assessments and views of businesspeople…”

    In fact, one of the perennially constant themes of Corruption which sheds critical light on this customarily skewed topic of “credibility” is best seen in the following remarks.

    “…”Narcotics-related corruption and associated arms trafficking, money-laundering and financial crime constitute a growing threat in the region,” said Dr Monroe.

    “Political corruption in the context of ineffective procurement systems, completely unregulated political parties and ‘winner-takes-all’ majoritarianism, seriously undermines the quality of democratic governance…”

    And therein lies what the true discussion of this Credibility topic should be focused on.

    The real elements that comprise meaningful credibility and not this mickey mouse mother chucked shy$e talk that the Honourable Blogmaster is promoting IN EVERY OTHER BU article, like a clockwork mouse.

    Then they complain about the BLP/DLP poochlicker commentary that ensues

    Both governments consistently have propped up regime practices and administrative procedures that purposely teif from the treasury like a personal ATM MACHINE IN YOUR EFFING BEDROOM.

    But of course, this type of discussion IS GOING TO BE MODERATED into a suspense box until 25 comments get appended and then added.

    And this is why Barbados is at 46 murders!!

    And will hit the 50 mark by year end!

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  • “…opposing for the sake of opposing…”

    And therein lies the problem Honourable Blogmaster

    You see me, rather 2/3rds of the blog sees me as “an opposer” SINE CAUSA!

    so, while you accept that Abijah Holder was murdered by Mark Maloney ‘s illegal Coverley promontory, or Yugge Farrel was unfaired by The Ralph Gonzales cabal, or Nazzim Blackett was almost killed by the Royal Barbados Police Force…

    While wunna accept that ALL THE TOPICS DE OLE MAN PROSECUTES AVIDLY are themselves deserving of a champion WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS IS THAT Piece the Legend is the person doin the championing

    No, it’s not the fact that people are mentioning the huge inordinate salaries that are being paid to your friend? MUGABE but the fact that Piece the Legend HAS ALWAYS SAID THAT MUGABE WAS A THIEF…

    AND THAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING IT FOR LONGGGGGGG!

    So now today, you, LIKE YOUR COMPADRES ELSEWHERE are getting concerned that, whereas it was only Piece the Legend shouting in the RH wilderness ABOUT MUGABE being a RH despot now hundreds more are realizing that “MY CAUSE” IS TRUE.

    So, until I am called home or until wunna death squads can do a Khashoggi pun de ole man I GINE CONTINUE TO OPPOSE FOR OPPOSING SAKE, until more RH bajans get a voice and start to mobilize against the rampant endemic disease of corruption and mendicancy THAT MUGABE MOTTLEY EMBODIES!!!

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  • Man, you still with this 50 murders thing?
    I thought we beat that out of you.
    Seem as if Amit has gone silent as well.

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  • Why not focus on he issue and let the blogmaster offer his opinion? Move the hell on, your constant snipping is at the boring stage.

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  • Piece the Legend
    October 19, 2019 6:28 AM

    “De ole man knew definitively that while a few of the sheeple knew the meaning of credible none of the sheeple did…(imagine you want to humiliate and berate people, but cannot even write a sensible sentence).

    It’s because very few here can truly make serious commentary about any subject….. ”

    Piece uh de cock yeah tight,
    You have repeatedly drilled into the heads of BU readers and commenters that, as far as you are concerned, our only purpose in life is to sit and wait until you heap your scorn, insults, and derision upon us.

    You are our self-appointed leader, but each time you open your mouth, we cringe and recoil in disgust at the level of coarseness, insensitivity, and misplaced arrogance that you display.

    However, your stupid, worthless “sheeple” see you for what you really are, and some of them have already assessed you to be, and have already dismissed you as, nothing but an “egotistic Jackass”.

    BU readers, commenters, and Barbadian voters are not nearly as stupid as you think. That is why I firmly believe that your third party will get “not one effing seat”.

    A very good day to you and your tag team, my friend.

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  • TheOgazerts
    October 19, 2019 7:40 AM

    “Man, you still with this 50 murders thing?
    I thought we beat that out of you.”

    The actions of Piece uh de cock yeah tight bring a serial rapist to mind. A beating here, or a verbal exchange or two here and there, will not stop the rapes. Castration is warranted.

    Piece uh de cock thinks that he has outgrown all of us intellectually. He needs to start his own blog. Whenever he does, I will say “good riddance”.

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  • @ TheOgazerts October 19, 2019 7:40 AM

    Commander-in-chief, your lieutenant-colonel and brother-in-arms Soothsayer PUDRYR has a ‘solid as rock’ background in being on the right side of the political forecasting aka guessing game.

    Statistically speaking, the Legend might just be on track.

    Let’s keep things simple so that the likes of Ms Many-pussies and her idol the orally-castrated Sinckler can follow; therefore No moving averages weighted with lead or other deadly weapons of steel.

    If you divide 46 by 10 (months) you should get a simple average (mean) of 4.6 p/m.

    As a matter of projection Piece’s forecast might just be a bit conservatively pessimistic’; given the amount of deadly projectiles in the large magazines in circulation and being read by the bad boys of ‘ratty’ Bullybadus.

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  • Piece the Legend
    October 19, 2019 6:28 AM

    “I mean, in a country with 3 valid political parties WHY WAS IT THAT ONLY ONE WAS BEING SINGLED OUT IN THE ROLL CALL FOR CREDIBILITY.”

    Piece uh de cock yeah tight,
    I am going to give you the perfect opportunity to show off your dazzling brilliance and intellectual superiority to your tag team and, indeed to the rest of the world.

    Name the 3 valid political parties in Barbados.

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your help please with 2 items here

    One for you and the other for the lover of 12 year old giggling botsies

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  • The “beat out of you ” was tongue in cheek.

    As pointed out, we are on course to exceed to 50

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  • Raise the level of discussion, do not have the time or inclination to search the spam folder for your ad hominem BS.

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  • It is very hard to comprehend de ole man

    AND DE OLE MAN UNDERSTANDS THIS CLEARLY.

    The following is an excerpt from an article on Ahmus Salam, The first Pakistani Muslim Nobel Laureate

    “…“Ahmadi Muslims, including myself, still hold great love for Pakistan and will always be at the forefront of serving their nation whenever it calls them,” he says…”

    The problem with Patriotism becomes even more complex for the Intellectual and infinitely more for those who are “different”

    It’s not that you enjoy being denigrating or snide or derogatory in your remarks to the sheeple and peeple whom you address BUT, the challenge is how, with the numbers leaning towards the explosion of sheep, one can’t discuss newtonian physics with a babe!

    How many times de ole man invite bloggers here to detail “how the process of diversification” can be realistically achieved in Barbados?

    Yet verbal diarrhoea agents like Walter the oggler of 12 year old BOTSIES, always pun he campaign about what de RH DLP do wrong

    And how did investment strategy is bad and how Sandiford do dis or dat.

    Same RH ting wid Adrian Loveridge a next guru dat de Honourable Blogmaster does big up all over de site.

    And he self never give one RH idea that details an atomic roadmap for meaningful changes in anything.

    Because wunna like big macro ideas that sound good and convey your limited definition of “credible”.

    Lacking in any meat, “Vapourware Politics”.

    And when de ole man call wunna out I does attract wunna ire BUT I IS OK WID DAT!

    Cause I going bring DELIVERABLES

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  • Miller
    October 19, 2019 8:18 AM

    “@ TheOgazerts
    Commander-in-chief, your lieutenant-colonel and brother-in-arms Soothsayer PUDRYR has a ‘solid as rock’ background in being on the right side of the political forecasting aka guessing game.
    Statistically speaking, the Legend might just be on track…….
    .As a matter of projection Piece’s forecast might just be a bit conservatively pessimistic”

    Miller,
    Let me pull you away from the maddening crowd and confabulate with you quietly.

    Imagine that I am the PM of Wonderland (you and your snake called “Benwood Dick” are already acquainted with Alice, a famous resident, who is Greene’s sister. But that’s another story to be told another day) and I have 29 out of 30 seats. The opposition is made up of 1 person.

    Next elections are due in 2023.

    By the end of 2021, the 1-man opposition party is “keeping a lot of noise”, putting candidates in place, and making political accusations about wastage and corruption.
    I decide that their wings must now be forever clipped. You and Bush Tea are on my backbench (oops, I don’t want to reveal your true identities, so let me call you Thorny and Edgy respectively for now) and it requires only two “breakaway” members from my party to form the new opposition. One of you (on your own volition. I have nothing to do with it) becomes the new opposition leader. No more funds from parliament will flow to the former opposition party, and by the time I call elections in 2023, it would have been suffocated financially and rather than win 18 seats, it would merely be thrashing about in its death throes..
    You and Edgy will rejoin me as candidates in 2023 and we will move forward as a strong united team in 2023, looking to make Wonderland great again.

    I am no politician, but if I can see the political numbers game as clearly as you can see John 3:16, don’t you think that a politician in real life would see it too?

    PS:
    I notice that you are still up to your old tricks. I guess if you have been blessed with a talent, you have to use it.

    Piece uh de cock yeah tight is thirsting and yearning for somebody to tell him that they would vote for his third party.
    So far, he is only hearing “nope” and “never”, and you come out “souping up” the man and making him believe that he and his third party will definitely win the government, and whereas he is saying that his 3rd party will win 18 seats, you telling the unsuspecting victim of your mirth, “more than dah” and making him believe that he too will finally get his hands on taxpayers’ money, and would not have to work hard anymore….and that game cock bring game hen ….and thing.

    Up to now, you haven’t told the man that you would vote for him or his 3rd party.

    Stanton Gittens did not cane you enough.

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  • Interestingly you are letting your friend Walter’s ad hominem BS through but you are selectively stopping mine.

    Heheheheh

    So non biased sir

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  • David
    October 19, 2019 9:21 AM

    “Raise the level of discussion, do not have the time or inclination to search the spam folder for your ad hominem BS.”

    David,

    I admire and commend you for your patience and tolerance.

    I must confess that many times, when Piece asks you to retrieve a submission for him, I find myself instinctively asking: “why bother?”

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  • Continue “stopping” these posts Honourable Blogmaster

    As I dun tell you nuff times it is you ting

    So too are the 50 murders you are just short of

    You are part of the team sowing the whirlwind

    Walter is just a Stoopid disgruntled man that you have enlisted but you lot are wicked demons INTTNT ON DESTROYING THE CUNTRY!

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  • Another case of dishonesty. Who is stopping your comments? If your predictions of 50 comes through you enhance your reputation of being a legend so what is next? We rename you Nostradamus? Time is short and precious, lift the debate , continue as you will. Up to you.

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  • David BU as i have stated before you have real tolerance for this egotistic jackass and his fouled mouth sidekick SSS along with Hal Austin who continue to disrespect you on your on blog. In my opinion it is time to ban these three jackasses for good let them form their own blog see how many hits and responses they get.Enough is enough!

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  • DAT IS YOU FRIEND Blogmaster and when de blows get too rough for you friends what do you do WITHOUT FAIL?

    You close down a blog or censor a blogger WHICH, AS MINISTER OF DISINFORMATION, is your task or 2/3rds of you.

    And slowly but surely the country Barbados is becoming a one party state.

    Yet here you are talking bout “the cause that needs assistance” you see that unmitigated faeces?

    What cause is that?

    The Mugabe cause and causation?

    The World according to the Female Mutilation Specialist?

    Where is your moral compass?

    Did you ever have one?

    What did your sellout cost?

    No need to answer…it is evident what you were worth!

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  • Piece the Legend
    October 19, 2019 9:49 AM

    “Same RH ting wid Adrian Loveridge a next guru dat de Honourable Blogmaster does big up all over de site.
    And he self never give one RH idea that details an atomic roadmap for meaningful changes in anything.
    Because wunna like big macro ideas that sound good and convey your limited definition of “credible”.”

    Piece uh de cock yeah tight,
    Barbados is a small, vulnerable country with no meaningful amount of natural resources. Our destiny literally lies in the heart of our people. When judged by worldwide standards, we amount to a paltry 300,000 persons. Despite our small size, however, we can still earn a decent living in this global competitive world by efficiently utilizing the brain power that Barbadians seem to have been gifted with in abundance.

    Envy, malice, and hatred are extreme negative feelings that can be manufactured and stored in our hearts. As we continue to feed these destructive forces, they become more and more corrosive and gnaw away at our insides like a cancer. Eventually, everything explodes in ad hominem attacks and acts of violence, and society is worse off.

    BU readers get the opportunity to read Adrian Loveridge’s column every week.

    Adrian does not claim to be the brightest. He does not claim to have all of the answers. He simply gives us his perspective on issues that impact our tourism industry and leaves us to express whatever opinions we hold on the issue under discussion. His submissions to BU have created no justification whatsoever for the scurrilous attack which you have launched on him. In actual fact, you should not be using BU to make any scurrilous or defamatory remark about an identified person whose reputation you can easily damage.

    Donna, a blogger on BU, recently told me that I still have to try and reach those individuals who appear to be beyond redemption. Talking and discussing, not ordering, should form the basis of a solution, I remember her stressing. I have not ordered you to do anything. All I have done is to make you aware of the damaging effects of envy, hatred, and malice and I have attempted to show you how quickly these negative attributes can make you lash out and cause psychological or physical harm to people. Accepting that you are afflicted with these maladies is the first step leading towards healing.

    If I mange to get you to think and reflect upon what I have just written for a few seconds, then the purpose of my writing (yes, I know that you view my writing as verbal diarrhea) would been well and truly served.

    Good luck to you and your tag team.

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  • *manage
    * would have been

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  • The question here is, “Does the DLP have a credible voice?”

    The answer here is, “Nuh lotta long talk!”

    NO!

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  • @ walter the he Beatchhhh

    You selectively shift through your mercurial “positions” here on Barbados Underground to suit your agenda which previously was to be a DLP candidate A PIPE DREAM THAT WAS DESTROYED

    Today, as a disgruntled has been, WITHOUT ANY CREDIBILITY OR HOPE TO COME ONTO THE POLITICAL PLATFORM you have decided that your mission now is to oppose a Third Party Movement that is the only option Barbados has to establish “real credibility”

    The point I made earlier AND I REPEAT BECAUSE YOU ARE A SIMPLE FELLOW, is that you, nor Adrian, both BU Golden boys, in the eyes of the Blogmaster, HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO PROMOTE AND FORM OF DIVERSIFICATION, even in your limited areas of engagement.

    Deny here and now what you said about the giggling besties of those 12 year old girls AND FOR AS LONG AS YOU ARE ON BU I WILL NEVER PICK MY TEETS AT YOU AGAIN!

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  • @ Donna,

    Please, for the benefit of readers (be they peeple or sheeple) define what CREDIBILITY MEANS for 10 points.

    And, once having done that, use your definition to establish if and how, the BLP is now, or has ever been CREDIBLE

    The point that I would seek to make is that word seeks to selectively pigeon hole a political party purely on a definition that is poorly defined by comments of a previous Minister of The Environment juxtaposed against the Song of a Political Scientist now singing for his supper AT THE FEET OF A PARTY HE ONCE CASTIGATED!

    Don’t be led down this BLP/DLP pendulum of fault assignation

    It serves no purpose but cheapen the value of what BOTH PARTIES HAVE NEVER IMPLEMENTED during either’s time in power.

    They are both thieves

    Once again I resort to the Transparency International 2019 report as I see to deepen this discussion on Credibility

    “… Political integrity is lacking, especially around elections.

    One in four citizens was offered bribes in exchange for votes in the past five years…”

    I am not pulling a hood over people’s eyes in doing this blame game with the DLP as the pinata Donkey all I’m asking people to realise is that we are being channelled into a blood groove, like the channels of a katana, to say “”DLP NOT CREDIBLE, AND OTHER PARTIES, NOT CREDIBLE, BUT BLP CREDIBLE”

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  • @ Walter the Watcher of the Jiggling BOTSIES of 12 year olds

    In a most convoluted reasoning exercise which only you can understand, You said and I quote

    “…By the end of 2021, the 1-man opposition party is “keeping a lot of noise”, putting candidates in place, and making political accusations about wastage and corruption.

    I decide that their wings must now be forever clipped. You and Bush Tea are on my backbench (oops, I don’t want to reveal your true identities, so let me call you Thorny and Edgy respectively for now) and it requires only two “breakaway” members from my party to form the new opposition.

    One of you (on your own volition. I have nothing to do with it) becomes the new opposition leader.

    No more funds from parliament will flow to the former opposition party, and by the time I call elections in 2023, it would have been suffocated financially and rather than win 18 seats, it would merely be thrashing about in its death throes…”

    What sort of rambling reasoning is this?

    Which is The Opposition Party?

    Is the Opposition Party the defunct DLP?

    Certainly it cant be them because THEY WERE BEATEN 30 TO ZERO.

    So you are referring to the PDP THEN?

    So where is this thing about former Opposition Party coming from? How can you be former when you are the Opposition?

    Note is made that de ole man’s 18 to 12 prediction has taken hold in your rambling mind.

    A lil birdie tells me Mugabe is similarly mindful of de ole man’s prediction and has started the exercise of adding a few more voting constituencies heheheheh as a means to change up the numbers.

    Could you clear up your story Walter P (where the p is no longer for PpK but paed….)

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  • Piece…wuhloss, things are happening..lol

    Barbadians whose properties have been stolen by corrupt lawyers.

    Nationals and non nationals are urged to write your complaints to:

    London Foreign & Commonwealth Secretary, Caribbean Section,
    King Charles Street,
    London 1AA,
    England

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  • All dirty, all CORRUPT..that is all they will EVER BE…get rid of this last lot of parasites and thieves..

    that fax is more than likely still in Miia’s big red bag of evidenece of DLP corruption…that she waived around pre and post election and must have lost and is now covering up…no arrests and no convictions of DLP thieves.

    4 months behind on his rent before 2008 election, but 5 or 6 million dollars on his deceased mother’s bank account without her knowledge just a couple years after elections..that his siblings had to sue to get their share, as everyone talked about and still do..

    with ministerial salaries at 17 thousand a month ..even 10 years later his salary would still be just 2 million plus, he would have had to spend decades in the parliament as a minister to realize 5 or 6 million in salary…

    “Sad To Say
    December 19, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    How could Dennis Lowe, a man who was four months behind on his rent up to the 1st February 2008 expected to be honest?

    Would someone ask Dr. Lowe:
    1. Why is it that so many on the members of his branch members stopped coming to meetings or just left and gone over to Boyce and Jones
    2. Why are all the young girls in his constituency complaing that all he is interested in is one thing when it comes to them
    3. Does he know how many people have copies of his Fax other than the contractor and Mottley

    Dennis Lowe does not have the organizational skills to run his own life therefore how is he expected run a ministry.”

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  • Warm and sincere greetings to every Barbadian, no matter where you are.

    Slight chill in my neck of the woods, slightly overcast, leaves on the ground and grass needs cutting. But yet I have a chance to walk with those who read and understood, those who read and did not understand and those who read just to comment..

    Whatever is your style, do it with flair and un-apologetically.

    Have a Great Day Barbados

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/10/19/the-uwi-climbs-to-top-four-per-cent/

    This is a much better written article as it shows the writer knows the the difference between 5 and 5 percent.

    I would consider this as a correction to the earlier article.

    You say nitpicking.. I say proofreaders

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  • Awaiting to see an article on the debt repayment plan between govt and external creditors
    Heard Jeremy Stephens comments/ opinion
    Nothing much said on govt plans for repaying the debt
    Losts of money in reserves all adds up to a plus but results in a minus on cause of borrowing which must be paid back
    With global economies fickled
    It begs the question how much longer can barbados rely on a one nest basket when the dark days of global economy hits our doorsteps
    One would think all would have learned from the past of 2008 and be in preparation mode

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  • I am no lawyer, economist or accountant (comment from the peanut gallery “I already knew that 🙂 )
    Additional comment… “And you don’t understand half of what you read”

    I found comments on the agreement between Barbados and the external creditors to be on the light side. With the exception of two home based fellows, there was a lot of hand waving, use of a few big words ad no additional information. I will not mention the names of the two gentlemen.

    Anyhow let me try to decipher the language of some of the article, so that the big brains can correct me. Without my flawed statements the big brains are useless. Note that there is no BS or big words and the directness of the translation

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/10/18/debtors-strike-deal/

    “In the end, the loss to external creditors appears to be relatively comparable to the loss to domestic creditors. After a much tougher negotiation, external creditors seem to have got themselves a slightly better deal,” he said, explaining that while most domestic creditors will receive their full principal over a longer repayment period, external creditors will receive a fraction of their full principal over a shorter period (Quote)

    **Last sentence: External creditors have decided to tek wha they can really can get then run out of Dodge City as quick as they can.

    The new bonds will also have a “natural disaster clause” that would, subject to certain conditions and input from the bondholders, enable Government to “capitalize interest and defer principal maturities due on the new bonds for two years” in the event that Barbados is adversely affected by natural disasters.(Quote).

    ****”Adversely affected by a disaster” could mean anything. More information needed.

    There would also be a clause providing for the reinstatement of forgiven principal and past due and accrued interest if Government defaults on payment before the successful completion of the ongoing International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. (Quote)

    ***Not certain what is being said here. If the current solution does not work out, then we would go back to where we were to start with…

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  • What is stated in the article is very clear. There was no real negotiation with domestic bond holders therefore it goes without saying external creditors would have positioned to get a better deal. Bear in mind we are discussing hard currency versus Monopoly money.

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  • Pure corruption, over and over against the people by 2 greedy governments…spewing the SAME LIES at the people each and every election cycle..and still plan to continue…

    “Cowardly pee-in-pants Barbados Nation Newspaper hides name of corrupt Government Minister
    When a Government Minister’s husband is awarded a $300,000 contract for work he has no experience doing – That’s Corrupt!

    Cecil McDowald “Asbestos removal? Sure, I done lots of that before!”

    The current DLP Government says it is taking steps to sue the husband of a former Minister in the previous Arthur/Mottley BLP government – over the non-fulfillment of a 2004 government contract for the removal of asbestos roofing from government units.

    Naturally, the BLP Government Minister’s husband was paid $300,000 of your tax dollars despite complaints of shoddy work.

    Some will hail this move by the DLP Thompson Government as some sort of great milestone or victory for integrity in government. Some will say this proves the current Thompson DLP government is serious about fighting corruption.

    Ha! Not so fast, children!

    It’s all a sham for the purposes of political publicity and we can prove it – so read on.

    Nothing will really happen, so don’t get your hopes up. This is not some fundamental change in the behaviour of government. It’s more of the same politics that we’ve heard all along from the Thompson government. “Going to do” this. “Going to do” that. “Thinking about” this or that. But real change or real action about government corruption? Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch.

    Don’t forget friends – this is the same David Thompson who waved around a “campaign donation” cheque made out personally to then Prime Minister Owen Arthur and corruptly deposited into Arthur’s PERSONAL bank account. In the end, Thompson did nothing about that because the DLP and the BLP have a gentleman’s agreement that only harsh words will be spoken. Nobody will be charged with any offense because the DLP don’t want the same treatment when they are once again in Opposition.

    And you can take that to the bank, friends… after all, Owen Arthur did!”

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  • Sounds familiar right..Mia waving around a big red bag full of evidence of DLP corruption…

    “The current story about BLP Government Minister of Housing, Lands and the Environment Liz Thompson and her contractor husband Cecil McDowald is actually old news that was known as far back as 2005 when the DLP (then in Opposition) made a big deal about it. The papers covered the story and the DLP Opposition knew the details back then.

    So why did it take until now to announce “GOVERNMENT HAS instructed its attorneys to pursue all legal means to recover about $300 000 paid to the company of a private contractor and husband of a former government minister for work done at Kensington Lodge, St Michael, five years ago…” ??? (Nation News: Govt wants money back)

    That’s simple, my friends. The government strategically held off and then played the issue like a surprise in a card game. Note the government doesn’t say it has filed a lawsuit, or actually DONE anything. The government announced it had “instructed attorneys”. OH…. Why didn’t it happen back in January of 2008? Why now?

    The answer is: The DLP government is announcing this now because it is convenient for them to do so. They undoubtedly have all kinds of dirt tucked away that will be released when it is politically expedient. Nothing will happen, but it sure gets people talking for a month or two! Then… it will fade away just like all the other dirt that the government discloses but does nothing about.

    Gosh the Thompson DLP government thinks everybody is stupid – just like the Arthur/Mottley government thought too.

    And the worst part of it is that even today the yellow-bellied-pee-in-their-own-pants editors at The Nation don’t dare to print the name of the former BLP Government Minister whose lover of four years and soon to be husband was CORRUPTLY awarded the government contract in 2004.

    As our friend over at Living in Barbados blog says “Does it look like a piece of rotten fish? Does it look like ‘business as usual?” Ha! The answer “yes to both observations”.

    Here are a few quick thoughts about this story that is an indictment of the two major political parties and the Barbados news media…

    – It was not illegal for Minister Thompson’s spouse to receive big government contracts back in 2004/2005. There was no law against this, and there still isn’t.

    – Back in 2004/2005, it was not illegal for the Barbados Government to arbitrarily award fat government contracts without due process or transparency. If a Government Minister’s husband put in the highest bid and it was accepted… so what? It’s corrupt and immoral, yes – but not illegal. That is still the case today that no law prohibits such activity by Government Ministers and civil servants or their families.

    – The current DLP Government said they would introduce a Ministerial Code and Conflict of Interest standards IMMEDIATELY upon taking office in January 2008. They lied to get your vote. Get over it.

    – Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley told the papers yesterday that “there were several grey areas in the entire saga, including the manner in which the company was awarded the contract in the first place. He said the company had the highest bid, was not even on the Environmental Engineering Division’s list of preferred contractors for the removal of asbestos roofing, and had no history of dealing with such specialised work.”

    – Minister Lashley knows very well that no laws were broken because there are no laws. He knows that his government has failed to put integrity legislation and conflicts of interest standards in place just like the BLP.

    – So any potential court case is simply about the quality of the work… and five years later, good luck taking that to trial. I guarantee that no photographs or evidence gathering was done at the time by the BLP against Liz Thompson’s husband, so Lashley can forget about a win in court.

    Besides, the Chief Justice of Barbados, David Cathcart Simmons, is an old friend and fellow Cabinet Minister with Liz Thompson! Cha! For a whole lot of reasons, this case against Liz Thompson’s husband is going to go nowhere fast and Minister Lashley knows that full well.

    It’s all a show, my friends. Just a scam.

    To the Cowardly Nation News Editors”

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  • The focus here is on the DLP and its credibility. We must ensure that the beast stays dead and buried. The slaying of the living beast is a task for another blog. There will be, I’m sure, many opportunities for that.

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  • And as if the above was not BAD enuff…more corruption by BOTH governments..will Bajans continue to allow corrupt politicans to tell them the SAME LIES AGAIN next election..

    https://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/barbados-prime-minister-thompson-confirms-previous-government-officials-millions-stashed-millions-in-foreign-bank-accounts/

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  • Many, many decades people have been crying out, longer than i can even remember understanding what was going on in this pit of black faced VIPERS…too many people were victimized…..AND STILL ARE.

    “How long must ordinary Bajans put up with corrupt politicians compulsorily acquiring private lands – to be converted into private profits for the political elites and their friends?

    Every Bajan has seen or heard about this before – sometimes involving family, friends or old Aunties. Mostly we keep our mouths shut.

    We keep our mouths shut because we know how it is ’bout hey. We know that there is no place to go, and we have to spend the next 70 years on this little island, God willing. Better not to cross the powerful political and financial elites who can have all your family sacked from their jobs over a few months with a word here and there.

    Yes, it’s that bad on any of these small islands, including Bim. The outside world over and away in the UK and the USA don’t know the truth about living here.

    Denis Kellman has been after widow’s land since 1996.
    Denis Kellman has been after widow’s land since 1996 “for the public interest”

    Politicians get into power and then they start hunting around for victims. Widows are always high on the hit list. Better if they are money poor and land rich with any adult children living over and away. Usually involves land that was once valuable in crops or far from the city but not worth too much these days unless… unless…

    … unless the building permissions are changed by the government. Then scrub land becomes worth gold… but it never happens in the widow’s hands. Never. Never ever. Never.

    So the government ‘compulsorily acquires’ the land for some “really important national purpose…” but maybe after the government owns the land for a few years, development doesn’t happen. Budget problems, ya see! So the government sells the land to private interests and sometimes for less than the purchase price.”?

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  • once again de ole man is going back tot the 2019 Transparency International report to give again another perspective on this Lack of Credibility that has only be accredited to the Democratic Labour Party

    the report, in speaking to the 7 most prevalent findings of Corruption across the region and the 17,000 respondents said and I quote

    “Bribery is a regular occurrence for many More than one in five citizens who accessed public services, such as health care and education, paid a bribe in the previous year….”

    in fact Pornville Inniss AS HIS DEFENCE IN HIS MONEY LAUNDERING CASE actually relied on such a defence to say that teifing government money was the norm and therefore he was to be let off!

    imagine that a former minister uses this as his defence

    and just to confirm this lack of credibility on both sides of the BDLP coin here is a picture that all of you can identify with.

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  • THIEFING FROM THE PEOPLE TO COLLAPSE THE ECONOMY….well done, yall must be proud..

    TIEFING FROM THE PEOPLE….to enrich minority parasites and themselves…anf that is EXACTLY what both CORRUPT governments did……what credibility what…

    “Newspaper reports say the Government of Barbados is about to take your pension money from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and loan it give it to the developers of the collapsed Four Seasons project. (Nation report here)

    The $60 million dollar “investment” is necessary because no further private money wants to “invest” in the project.

    Why don’t private investors want a piece of a project that Finance Minister Sinckler says will yield “massive returns”?

    The answer is simple: Private money wants nothing more to do with the project because they believe it is not a viable investment.

    Private investors examined the risks, possible profits, projected revenues, tourism projections, project management, and the likelihood of success or failure and determined that only fools would continue to “invest” in the collapsed Four Seasons boondoggle.

    “To whom the benefit?”

    When Finance Minister Sinckler makes the official announcement later this week, he will talk about the construction jobs and future employment prospects of a re-started Four Seasons project. He will talk about the fact that Barbados government money is already into the project and that we risk that “investment” if we don’t put in more. “In for a penny, in for hundreds of millions” is apparently the motto of the Sinckler government.

    (I’d say “Stuart government”, but there’s no proof that Stuart has been running the government up to now, and as for next week, who knows?)

    The one thing that Mr. Sinckler will NOT talk about is conflicts of interest. He will not name the investors who are at risk, and who will benefit from the gift of public money. He and his fellow MPs will not declare if they or their close family members have anything to do with the project: as investors, suppliers, contractors, creditors or in any way will benefit from the bailout using your pension funds.”

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