Senators Caswell Franklyn and Rudy Grant Clash Over the Appointment of Minister’s Wife to Executive Chairman @QEH – GARBAGE

Today’s debate in the Senate piqued the interest of the blogmaster when that chamber debated the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Amendment) Act 2019. As a side note Senator Caswell Franklyn must be commended for almost single-handedly keeping the dissenting voice alive in a democracy under stress given the result of the general election  of May 2019.

Of interest to the blogmaster was Senator Franklyn’s point the newly created Executive Chairman’s position was not advertised to create the opportunity for the best candidate to be selected. The BU family may recall the former government took a similar position by appointing Arnie Walters at the BWU, it failed. We learned recently that Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, the wife of Minister Dwight Sutherland was appointed to the role as Executive Chairman of the QEH. An incensed BLP Senator Rudy Grant sought to deflect Franklyn’s point by promoting the qualifications of Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland. After relieving himself, he failed miserably to make contact with Senator Franklyn’s principled concern. Listen to the debate at 48 minutes into the following video.

Senator Rudy Grant took the opportunity to update the Upper House about the status of the garbage trucks due to be delivered in November. After listening to his explanation one must conclude the Board of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) under HIS chairmanship did not have a plan in the SHORT TERM to move garbage from the streets of Barbados. Correction: there was a plan to procure second hand garbage trucks, however, a team sent to Europe was recalled by Prime Minister Mottley in August 2018 for reasons this blogmaster is to properly understand.

Driving around Barbados on a daily basis there is deep sadness and embarrassment at the piles of garbage to be seen deposited at every street.  For many households garbage pickup is once every four or five weeks.  This blogmaster has sympathy for the inherited position of the government. A fleet of garbage trucks not properly maintained or added to in a decade. However if the problem was known before taking office a commonsense position shouts that a temporary plan should have been implemented. For example the government immediately selected default on debt on winning the government, no hesitation – there was a plan? Almost two years in office and there is no discernable plan for picking up garbage. More embarrassing is the fact we should be discussing waste to energy.

After the BU blog post – QEH on Death’s Bed  we are knocked for six at today’s revelation by Leader of Government business Senator Jerome Walcott. Te naked corruption, misappreciation of taxpayers money and level of mismanagement. This is not new at the primary care institution. Politicians continue to laugh at we all the way to the bank.

Please note: Senator Crystal N Drakes touch on the matter of the external debt agreement for those interested in her view on the matter.

259 comments

  • Had our DNA not been so horribly altered after surviving the middle passage, by now we would have collectively refused to pay another cent toward a sanitation levy that has effectively doubled our water bills. Not another cent until such time as there was an improvement in the delivery of water and collection garbage.

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  • I going have to skip Senator Toni Moore ‘s illiterate segment of this video.

    What does this ignoramus mean by

    “…if a health care system is NOT governed well we will UNLIKELY SEE health benefits…?

    Aawhere she went school?

    With Jepter Ince?

    UNLIKELY SEE!

    Unlikely definition, not likely to be or occur; improbable; marked by doubt.

    So how de badword (notice dat de ole man language is improving) can a thing that is not likely to be seen , BE SEEN???

    What de badword badword are these illiterates doing in the Senate PRETENDING TO KNOW DIDDLEY SQUAT ABOUT ANYTHING?

    Wunna see why de ole man always cussing ??

    Leh me go back and fast forward past she poop to sensible discourse

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  • Franklyn hit the nail squarely on the head. It not only looks bad and smells bad, it is bad.

    If the individual is highly qualified for the post, as Grant is suggesting, then why not advertise the post? Why select one of the most corrupting methods available to procure this management position?

    Of course, for those who have been around for a while, Franklyn’s spot-on comments are common between the established parties – to the point that it is expected theatrical bluster. Jesus said to judge people by what they do, not by what they say.

    Regrettably, despite Franklyn and Drakes appearing to say the right things, they both consistently vote with the BLP to pass the most dangerously harmful legislation for Barbadians. So, while I tend to agree with their theatrical bluster, they have yet to show that they are anything but persons who the BLP can confidently count on to vote with them when it counts.

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  • “Had our DNA not been so horribly altered after surviving the middle passage”

    It’s not the DNA being altered, that should have been A PLUS…..given ancestral and genetc this and that…

    ….it’s the mental DUMBING DOWN, INDOCTRINATIONS, MISEDUCATION, lies BY BOTH GOVERNMENTS….

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  • RE Clear, coherent, comprehensive, consistent and conclusive. A model of good teaching.

    CAN YOU CITE THE TEXT WHERE HE SAID THIS THANKS

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  • Nextparty246

    What are you smoking? When do you see me voting with Government the way you suggested

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  • Jesus said to judge people by what they do, not by what they say.
    CAN YOU CITE THE TEXT WHERE HE SAID THIS THANKS

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  • CASWELL

    YOUR SPEECH TODAY WAS SPOT ON

    NOTHING YOU SAID CAN BE REFUTED

    Clear, coherent, comprehensive, consistent and conclusive

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  • David
    Your namesake never even bothered to amend the BWA Act to lawfully appoint the then recently former Senator Walters. As I recalled, that decision was opposed by very few here on BU, including Caswell. The truth is that whether the government advertise the post of Executive Chairman at the QEH or not, once Bynoe-Sutherland is selected Bajans would still say it look and smell bad. Dah is how we stay, unfortunately! Even Caswell called the lady a party hack today. Oh the irony of accusing one’s opponent of doing exactly what one is guilty of–being political. But here’s another perspective: the composition of the Board, the urgency of getting the hospital on a sound footing operationally and of course the political dimension. In the end the government and not the CEO or Executive Chairman will be the one that the electorate will blame. Context, context, context.

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  • Caswell:

    The Data Protection Bill is perhaps the most dangerous bill to have ever been passed in our Parliament. Drakes’ exhibited an appalling level of ineptitude in the select committee in reviewing the various submissions, including that of Solutions Barbados. You may read the report of the select committee for verification.

    That bill passed the senate. The BLP obviously voted for the Bill. Did you vote with the BLP to pass this bill?

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  • All the transparency police dead!

    The Duopoly Rules.

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  • A few things become evident on viewing the video

    1.the title for this submission is controversial and does not truly be Justice to the contributions of Senators Franklyn nor Caddle.

    2.The point that Senator Franklyn made was very simple really

    He did not really care about the Lady’s qualifications WHAT HE SPOKE TO WAS THE SINGLE SOURCE MECHANISM THAT THE NEPOTISM FOCUSED BLP employed to engage this party hack.

    For those of you with defective memories THIS WAS PRECISELY THE TYPE OF CORRUPT HIRING PRACTICES EMPLOYED WITH THE HIRING OF PERMANENT SECRETARY CHARLES JONG!

    THE HIRING PROCEDURES WERE PROSTITUTED FOR ANOTHER PARTY HACK.

    De ole man call he Permanent Secretary because of his unlawful salary is just short of a PS’s own.

    2.Senator Caddle was very calm and concise in her delivery AND EQUALLY CLEAR IN THE DAMNING REMARKS LAID AGAINST THE TEIFING BLP.

    By doing their EFFED up appointment they have commingled to administrative positions that MUST BE SEPARATE since one is to be the oversight mechanism for the other AND IF BOTH JOBS ARE HELD BY THE SAME BODY, de system is not going wuk.

    Couple dat wid de fact dat one body does report to de Minister, who hired dem? den de chain of command totally EFFED up.

    @ Senator Caswell Franklyn

    You are a man WHO DOES DOAN GET EASILY FLUSTERED.

    You going have to expect dat ISO TALIBAN AKA GRENVILLE PHILLIPS is going to be leaving his articles and coming to pick at you and all the other People’s Party for Democracy and Development going forward!

    The PDP has sounded the battle horn AND JUST LIKE WALTER the he Beatchhhh does look for all de ole man’s postings and comments bout de ole man CAUSE I DESTROY HIS POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS, Grenville Phillips the Bedroom Policeman is going to come and snipe at you

    This BLP VOTE SUPPORT is a puerile attempt to get you vex but both men are “he beatches”

    A “he Beatchhhh” is a pretend man who, ONCE HE DOES NOT GET HIS WAY, proceeds to behave like a “woman scorned” as in Walter with me and Grenville with ALL PDP candidates!

    Left de two uh dem to de ole man CAUSE I ENT HAVE NO BROUGHTUPCY nor training and whereas you and Miss Caddle are of the gentleman and lady stock DE OLE MAN HAS IDENTIFIED BOTH OF THEM AS FAILED POLITICAL CANDIDATES and will not let them NOR BU FORGET THIS!

    Watch dem gather as I does wind dem up like a toy drummer heheheheh

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  • GP:

    Jesus stated “Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” (Matt 7:20) The context is in Matthew 7:15-28, reproduced below for your convenience.

    Vs 15-20: Jesus warned about false prophets (those who spoke), who could be judged to be false because they were unable to ‘bear good fruit’.

    Vs 21-23: Jesus then explained that it was not those who said what appeared to be responsible things who would enter the kingdom. Those who “practice lawlessness” (bore bad fruit) would deny themselves entry.

    Vs 24-27: Jesus concluded that the wise will hear and do (or bear good fruit), while the foolish will hear and not do (or not bear good fruit).

    15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

    21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

    26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

    28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

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  • Caswell:

    You would do well to be wary of your colleague, Piece. He is the resident ppfdd yardfowl on BU, and must attack anyone with whom he perceives to be a threat to his party. The other one may appear shortly. You also need to watch your six. Those knives are not for peeling apples.

    You would also do well to be guided by Jesus on this matter. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” (Matt 7:15, 16a) Piece’s fruit are easy to identify.

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  • Here is ” a fruit” for you to “identify” Bedroom Policeman

    IF, IF YOU WERE TRULY A MAN OF GOD AND PRINCIPLE the same way you are captivating Caswell for siding with the BLP YOU WOULD NEVER ACCEPT ONE CENT FROM THEM GRENVILLE PHILLIPS.

    You are a nasty bad minded hypocrite who hides behind the Word but in the darkness OF ST STEPHENS HILL, you accept BLP CONTRACTS and do road work consultancies.

    You are a paid BLP PIMP Grenville Phillips with no Solution that Barbados WILL EVER USE!

    THIS DE OLE MAN PROMISES YOU!

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  • Castigating not captivating

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  • nextparty246October 23, 2019 10:49 PM

    YOU LOVE TO PLAY LOOSELY WITH THE IPSIMA VOX

    I CONCENTRATE WITH THE IPSIMA VERBA ACCORDING TO THE WAY I WAS TRAINED THAT INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

    I NOTE THAT YOU TRY TO MERGE TWO PASSAGES IN YOUR ATTEMPT TO TEACH ME BIBLE

    WHERE DID Jesus saY to judge people by what they do, not by what they say. LOL

    ARE WE IN YOUR POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS TO LISTEN TO YOUR IPSIMA VOX OR YOUR IPSIMA VERBA ?

    SEEMS YOU CAN SPIN THEREBY

    WATCH OUT FOR THE IDIOT TRYING TO CONTRADICT NOW……..MURDAH

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  • PIECE

    I DID NOT KNOW THAT YOU MASQUERADE AS A false prophet in sheep’s clothing,

    OR THAT YOU HAD INTRINSIC WOLVERINE PROCLIVITIES

    WUH KIND OF FRUIT YOU DEALING WID?

    DOES YOUR BAG OF FRUIT HAVE WRITTEN ON THE OUTSIDE “NO SOLUTIONS HERE”

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  • It would be useful if we shift focus to the issues raised.

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  • To reinforce the point of Senator Caswell being a one man Opposition here is a question- how many front page lead articles has the goodly senator commended in the traditional media?

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Your question at 12.46 am is a legitimate one

    And de Coleman will answer why ALL OF THE SO CALLED main stream media are avoiding him.

    Roswell, Bigfoot and the Lochness monster all have become world renowned myths because of each being highlighted by the main newspapers of the day.

    “…Newspapers have traditionally been an important part of civil society, providing information to citizens, convening groups around events and issues, and serving as a watchdog against abuses by those in power…”

    This statement is made even more important in a region where newspapers earn their being from advertising $$ which come from a combination of the private sector, individual advertising and government underwritten revenues.

    It is therefore or critical import that these media outlets DO NOT USE THEIR ADVERTISING SPACE, to promote a person like Senator Franklyn AT THE EXPENSE OF DEMOTING THEIR ABILITIES TO GET REVENUES FROM THEIR GOVERNMENT LIFELINES.

    it is allowable that, around election time, senator Franklyn may get some visual real estate BUT TO FEATURE HIME, out of season, AS YOU DO HERE ON BARBADOS UNDERGROUND is for them to destroy the revenue source from Mugabe Mottley!

    It would have to be momentous like Senator Caswell cussing Rudy Grant’s mother or exposing a closet mystery you know de ting.

    All this is is an orchestrated suppression of his visibility

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  • While they are once again SETTING UP to VIOLATE the rights of the MAJORITY BLACK POPULATION….using their tried and true decades old criminality….everyone should have this tool to FIGHT BACK…ya can’t say ya helpless anymore, people are GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY…to make sure you are not..

    Caswell..pay special attention to this from where you are sitting…

    http://www.oas.org/es/cidh/docs/folleto/CIDHFolleto_eng.pdf

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  • Yall still want to be playing children’s games with these criminals in the parliament and bar association, well go right ahead, just remember you wanted it for when YOUR TURN comes to be warded at QEH..

    check out the write off specialists..bet ya many more missing millions ARE NOT EVEN BEING MENTIONED, we await the locking up of the thieves, just don’t hold ya breaths.

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/242374/qeh-money-probe

    “An investigation has been launched to discover where millions of dollars belonging to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) have ended up.

    This was revealed by Leader of Government Business Senator Jerome Walcott, who told the Senate yesterday the last qualified audit of the hospital was done in 2011 and there was currently “an additional $7.1 million that cannot be explained in terms of where it has gone; what it has purchased; who it has paid”.

    He also highlighted a situation where there was a gap of $13.1 million between an actual stock count and a matching book value of inventory that has to be written off.”

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  • iN THE DEBATE THE DR SOUGHT TO UNFAIRLY HIGHLIGHT THE QEH SITUATION POLITICALLY AS ESSENTIALLY MAINLY A FAILING OF THE LAST DLP ADMINISTRATION,

    CASWELL POINTED OUT THAT WHEREAS THIS IS PARTIALLY SO, THE ROOT OF THE SITUATION HAD ITS GENESIS IN MOVING FROM EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE OF THE QEH FROM A SMALL GROUP OF MEN TO A BOARD UNDER THE BLP CIRCA 2002

    CASWELL POINTED OUT ALSO THAT THE NEW PROPOSED SUPER STRUCTURE OF LEADERSHIP IS UNNECESSARY AND COSTLY, AND MERELY PROVIDES JOBS FOR THE PARTY ELITE

    IT SEEMS THAT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE OR WILLING TO FUNCTION EFFICIENTLY ,SIMPLY AND LOGICALLY AS OUR UPBRINGING DEMANDED,AS WE PREVIOUSLY DID……… AND THAT NOW WE SEEK THE GRANDIOSE AND “HIGHFALUTIN” AS WE CONSISTENTLY FLAIL, AND FAIL AND FLOUNDER IN A SEA OF SELFISH GREED AND GRAFT BY OUR LEADERS.

    THEY PRETEND IN THEIR LOFTY TALKS TO BE DOING GOOD, BUT THEY ARE DOING EVIL BECAUSE THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY GREEDY EVIL PEOPLE.

    WE SEEM TO BE SPINNING TOP IN MUD AS OUR LEADERS HAVE NO VISION FOR THE PEOPLE OR THE COUNTRY. THEIR VISION IS TOTALLY MYOPIC AND SELFISH

    THEY FAIL TO APPRECIATE THE AXIOM OF OUR ELDERLY THAT “A PINT POT CAN ONLY HOLD A PINT”. AND THAT TO ATTEMPT TO POUR IN MORE RESULTS ONLY IN WASTE FOR THE BODY POLITIC

    PERHAPS THIS BEHAVIOUR IS A SIGN THAT WE ARE INDEED LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS

    WE WISH CASWELL WELL IN HIS EFFORTS

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  • “THE SITUATION HAD ITS GENESIS IN MOVING FROM EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE OF THE QEH FROM A SMALL GROUP OF MEN TO A BOARD UNDER THE BLP CIRCA 2002”

    while the PROVEN destructive DECADES OLD PATRIARCAL system of governance in taxpayer funded entities MUST BE ELIMINATED at all cost and FEMALES must take control to END THIS……the nepotism, family and friends hiring GOTTA GO..it is equally destructive and counterproductive.

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  • Men love to GO ALONG TO GET ALONG…in their destructive buddy, buddy systems and LODGES…..wuh the US is now a prime example…

    STRONG, intelligent women DON’T.

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  • WURA,

    Bynoe-Sutherland is a woman. Plenty of women doing “buddying” along with the men.

    Do we have a dearth of “STRONG, intelligent women” then?

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  • @Donna

    Do you agree with Senator Crystal we should desist with the personification of this matter? Appointing an executive chairman is a policy and governance matter.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    Every man,every day comes on BU to sell his wares whether there is a market for them or not. The issues posed in the leading articles are seldom addressed. Perhaps a gentle nudge from the Blogmaster may help.

    I could not help but note that even in the Senate. Senator Drakes was allowed to address the Strategic Debt Default in a debate about the change in the QEH governance system.

    The tactics are so obvious. We need to watch this slide as well. We must be aware of the “yeast of the Pharisees”.

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  • David,

    Are you suggesting that we should approach this as a question of whether or not there should be an executive chairperson in the first place?

    That is a good question.

    But another good question is – assuming that an executive chairperson is necessary, by what process should we acquire one?

    Or more pointedly – by what process should we NOT acquire one?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    Personification of Public Offices? Have you not read that “Caesar’s wife must be above reproach”? Did Errol Barrow appoint Anita Barrow as GG? Did Grantley Adams sponsor Tom Adams to succeed him as Political leader of the BLP? There are ethical standards for which Barbados was reknown. Why are we lowering these standards?

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  • Senator C. is starting to get dangerous. We must promote him, preferably as an ambassador far away in Geneva or Beijing, so that he no longer disturbs our business.

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  • re Every man,every day comes on BU to sell his wares whether there is a market for them or not.

    ONLY PARTIALLY TRUE——NOT “Every man”

    RE The issues posed in the leading articles are seldom addressed. TRUE

    WHEN FOLK SPEAK WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THEIR EXPERTISE, WE DO GET SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION
    OTHERWISE WE GET LOTS OF HEAT…..BUT NO LIGHT!

    RE Perhaps a gentle nudge from the Blogmaster may help.

    HOW WILL THIS HELP IMPROVE THE MORONIC MOUTHINGS OF THE BRIMBLING BARKERS AND BRAYERS WHO SEEK TO PONTIFICATE ON THINGS ABOUT WHICH THEY KNOW NOTHING?

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  • Vincent CodringtonOctober 24, 2019 9:15 AM

    @ David BU

    Personification of Public Offices? Have you not read that “Caesar’s wife must be above reproach”? Did Errol Barrow appoint Anita Barrow as GG? Did Grantley Adams sponsor Tom Adams to succeed him as Political leader of the BLP? There are ethical standards for which Barbados was reknown. Why are we lowering these standards?

    ======================
    THIS IS THE CRUX OF THE PROBLEM
    WE HAVE REMOVED THE OLD LANDMARKS, AND MUST RETURN THERETO

    THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR PUBLIC LEADERS NO LONGER HAVE THE ETHICAL STANDARDS OF OUR FORE PARENTS WHO BUILT THE COUNTRY SLOWLY AND STEADFASTLY

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  • God damn it! The red bishop should lead a puppet opposition, not investigative critics. We need docile, naive sheep, not snoopers.

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  • BU has been saturated with intelligent comments for the past few days.

    Very enjoyable reading material.

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  • WATCH MA BARBADOS…NOT ONE PLASTIC STRAW IN SIGHT!!!

    In Barbados, the Government have banned SINGLE USE PLASTICS including Straws to Protect the Environment however; Garbage is left Uncollected for Weeks increasing the Rodent Population and Flies Exponentially! Garbage Piled up for weeks that become projectiles in hurricanes that have not been Collected while Bajans are Being Taxed for Garbage Removal?

    Just like they have forced us to have no Plastic Straws and Bags while quadrupling the Price, Doubling the Size of the Garbage Volume, Paying more for these Green Products all the while claiming to save the Planet by removing these items and such like. Meanwhile not Removing Garbage in a Timely manner while Potentially killing the Bajans with the Rat Infestations across the Country!

    Over One Year after having Won the Government, Bajans still do not have New Garbage Trucks. All we are getting is Virtue Signaling of how Barbados Saving the Planet by Rasing Water Rates, by Paying a Sewage Charge even if you are Not Connected to Sewage, by Paying a Daily Garbage Collection Fee and they do not Show up for between 14-28 days to Remove the Stinking Garbage, Rats, Flies and maggots included! Soon going to be paying More for Electricity.

    When are we going to Get Leaders with Common Sense Rather than Leaders who Pretend they are doing the Right Thing?

    In Conclusion, Water Rates have Escalated, some small farmers have stopped planting because they cannot afford the increased rates.

    New Garbage Collection Rates and the Garbage Not being Removed.

    Paying for Sewage and you while not Connected to the Sewage.

    Forced to Pay for Paper Product that are filling the landfill faster.

    Higher Cost for Transport with limited Busses, More Taxes Causing More Unemployment.

    More Taxes Causing a Drop in Disposable Income, More Taxes Causing a Drop in Retail Businesses.

    Giving people a Tax Credit who do Not Pay Taxes.

    More Taxes Causing more Business Failures and yet we hear Barbados is Mending, things are getting Better, All is Well and the average person with a pang in his Belly and feeling his Pocket and finding it Empty!

    WE ARE TRULY INDENTURED WITHOUT A RELEASE DATE!!!

    WAKE UP BARBADOS…THAT’S SOCIALISM FOR YA!

    Matthew Pray

    This is a street in Los Angeles littered with needles/syringes from people using Mexican “Tar” Heroin and Shards/glass (meth) manufactured in Mexico but local Democrats are having a conniption over using plastic straws. Wake Up California!

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  • “Do we have a dearth of “STRONG, intelligent women” then?”

    You tell me if they are any INDEPENDENT MINDED, STRONG WILLED, INTELLIGENT WOMEN..on the island, DEVOID of the ugly party politics and when appointed DON’T acquire the nodding bobble headed yes persona and baying sheep mentality….but if show ANY RESISTANCE to the status quo OR when they see CRIMES committed against taxpayers and pensioners will have the balls to tell who appointed them to carry their so and so job and resign AND EXPOSE THEM ALL to the WORLD…..

    Those are the types of leaders needed…do you know any…they just go along to get along.

    We already know the appointed males are too weak, selfish and greedy with watery bellies..or the island would never be in such a horrible state…

    So far Caswell is the only one showing any real backbone.

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  • One does not have to be an accredited “expert” in a field to contribute substance to a discussion. One just has to be intelligent and curious.

    We must not attempt to turn this into an “elitist” lecture hall. This is a people’s forum not an intellectual club designed to denigrate the average Barbadian.

    In other words, EVERYONE deserves to be heard. If a person needs help from experts to point them in a different direction this can be done in a productive manner without lording one’s “superiority” over that person..

    There is a time and place (or blog) for experts to pontificate and a time and place (or blog) for others to voice their experiences and opinions.

    BU is, as I understand it, a place for both.

    What really spoils our discussion and our progress is the sleazy partisan politics that seeks to defy all common sense.

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  • “There are ethical standards for which Barbados was reknown. Why are we lowering these standards?”

    The answer to this is fairly simple. Barbadians have become bystanders. They have refused to exercise their civic duties by demanding from their leaders good governance. There must be, currently, at least ten countries, whose populations are in open revolt. They are taking to the streets en-masse. From Haiti to Chile in unity. Yet in Bimshire…….

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    The only place where you can justify two wrongs to be right is in Barbados. You would think that the BLP, after all the shite that the DLP did, and the shite that they, the BLP did, before the DLP was elected to do shite, would have thought the BLP valuable lessons from the past, to keep clear of shite doings and shite decisions. Not this BLP! This BLP is bent on ensuring that they nests are well feathered after 10 years of having of them plucked to bearing bald pooches. As you are seeing, they are hell bent on doing devious acts in the open, and who best exemplified this, you guess it- Mia Rogue Works Mottley. What we are having here in this development is a simple follow the leader, leader, leader, follow the leader, situation. Did Mia Amor not start the ball rolling by changing the constitution so that her two friends could hold positions in the senate? Did she not followed that with a nice little tax exemption under a hold load of bile so her father (business friends etc) would not have to worry anymore about his unpaid taxes or be looked upon ever again as a normal citizen? I would think that the creation of this post for Sutherland’s wife is just following a precedent set by the very articulative wordsmith, Mia Amor Rogue Works Mottley. Her nepotism was smoking, but Jesus H Christ, this woman can talk. Let no one fool you, they ain’t got a boy in Barbados that can articulate and expound like Mia Rogue Works Mottley. I was speechless after I was asked to come and listen to the Prime Minister of Barbados UN address. For a moment there, I was proud is ass to be a Bajan, since no other speech came close to besting the speech of Barbados’s first female Prime Minister. However, after feeling happy, I return to a sad and vex state. While Prime Minister Rogue Works was expounding and scouring valuable points, the reality back home was the same. Rogue Works was not speaking with any similar passion regarding governing Barbados with a code of right standing that would once and for all remove the corrupt stigma associated with these two wicked is ass parties. There was no such articulation and passion regarding getting down to the bottom of all the things spelt out as corrupt in the DLP camp while they govern. There is no similar articulative passion for strengthening agencies that have the power to investigate misappropriation practices. She was well prepared to execute her plans of interest with citizen needs and cries having to wait in a long line of seconds and thirds places. But, nothing sums it up like how the Blogmaster nicely put it and in precis: we can see that Mottley was well prepared for her address to the UN (my words), well prepared to go into a deal with Whiteoaks on debt restructuring, well prepared to split up ministries and foist on the people of Barbados the biggest cabinet in history (my words). Well prepared for the backlash that would have come on knighting her father (my words). Well prepared for two ministers to operate in one ministry and the list can go on. But, on the matter of procuring garbages trucks to solve the island garbage issues, the matter of addressing basic housekeeping was and still is not part of that well-prepared to-do list that saw an action plan put into action. How much sacrificing has this government made in the last 500 days for Barbadians to get their garbage collected?

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  • Social media is abuzz about a lady shot a few days ago in critical condition
    The story infers the woman is the mother of Mighty Gabby daughter

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  • @Donna

    BU is a place for ALL. It will never be be elitist.

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  • Agree with this comment. The BU family have discussed many times the number of acting permanent secretaries, the output from the Auditor General reports as two examples the deteriorating quality of senior public officers.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Grenville Phillips

    You should be a little more circumspect when pelting jabs at Caswell. Caswell is asking the hard questions and questioning the mindblowing decisions of a Barbados Labour Party presenting their brand of so called facts and enlightenment. All I see is more rogue, under a rogue and in rogue. Why would you even do that? As a person seeking office, surely you know that while all things can be said some things are better not said. I am sure that Caswell Franklyn is not seeking to oppose for opposing sake. At the end of the day if he agrees with a bill that in your estimation is dangerous, why must the agreeing or helping to pass the bill link him to the party? Are saying that Caswell is a pimp for the BLP operating like he opposes the BLP?

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  • One does not have to be an accredited “expert” in a field to contribute substance to a discussion.

    ONE HAS HOWEVER to be an accredited “expert” in a field to contribute EXPERT SUBSTANCE, AND FACTS

    One just has to be intelligent and curious.
    IF YOU ARE “intelligent and curious”, ASK QUESTIONS, DON’T TALK RUBBISH. SPARE US THE MORONIC MOUTHINGS OF THE BRIMBLING BARKERS AND BRAYERS WHO SEEK TO PONTIFICATE ON THINGS ABOUT WHICH THEY KNOW NOTHING

    We must not attempt to turn this into an “elitist” lecture hall. This is a people’s forum not an intellectual club designed to denigrate the average Barbadian.

    JUST AS WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE POOR WITH US, WE WILL ALSO HAVE THE ELITIST AND THE INTELLECTUALS, SINCE THE ELITIST AND THE INTELLECTUALS ARE ALSO PEOPLE, AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO GIVE PERTINENT COMMENTS, ESPECIALLY IN THEIR AREAS OF EXPERTISE.

    WHO OR WHAT IS” the average Barbadian?”

    In other words, EVERYONE deserves to be heard. THAT SURELY INCLUDES THE ELITIST AND THE INTELLECTUALS.

    If a person needs help from experts to point them in a different direction this can be done in a productive manner without lording one’s “superiority” over that person.
    YES, SUCH PERSONS CAN ASK POLITELY AND NOT SEEK TO MOCK OR CONTRADICT, WHEN THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY DUMMIES, AND IGNORANT ABOUT THE TOPIC .
    ANY TIME ANYONE, ANYWHERE SEEKS TO MOCK OR CONTRADICT,OR DENIGRATE ME, I WILL STAMP ON THEM. I DO NOT MOCK OR CONTRADICT,OR DENIGRATE THE EXPERTS HERE WHEN THEY ARE PONTIFICATING BECAUSE, I DID NOT DROP OUT HERE, THERE OR ANYWHERE. I RAN THE RACE.

    There is a time and place (or blog) for experts to pontificate. EXACTLY! and a time and place (or blog) for others to voice their experiences and opinions. THAT TOO. BUT DISCUSSIONS ARE NEVER HELPED BY THE MORONIC MOUTHINGS THAT OFTEN ABOUND HERE OR THE BRIMBLING OF BARKERS AND BRAYERS WHO SEEK TO PONTIFICATE ON THINGS ABOUT WHICH THEY CLEARLY KNOW NOTHING?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Caswell is correct of course, but the strategic error that the government is making goes still deeper.

    Whenever a nonprofit organization places a board member on it’s staff it is a signal that the organization is in big trouble. Boards are there for governance… executive staff are there to run operations. It is very worrying to overlap these two functions because it damages both governance and operations.

    Furthermore, it is highly problematic to have an executive leadership of a hospital without experience in the operational delivery of health care services.

    The CEO and Chair being the same person is bad news in any organization, but it is particularly damaging in nonprofit or governmental organizations because they are particularly vulnerable to financial chicanery and conflicts of interest. This is because in a for profit company the interests of the CEO and Chairman are usually aligned: make money. However in a nonprofit or governmental organization the governance and organizational priorities are very often at odds with each other. Governance has to prioritize the organizational mission of public service, while the executive has to cut and contrive to balance the budget, the staff interests, and a million other tactical details.

    Although I disagree with 99% of what he thinks and says, even GP would be a better choice for this position 😉

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  • @enuff

    Context is this case can be interpreted the other way- to whom much is given so much is expected. Mia and team must show an appetite to depart from old ways how things were done.

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  • @ Donna,

    BU is a place for all to express their opinions. You can read or scroll past comments you don’t like.

    I use my index finger (on the scroll button on my mouse ) as often as PM Mia uses hers to point when she is speechifying. lol

    Enjoy the freeness.

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  • @Donna

    This is a solid question. If you listen to all of the video embedded Senator Drakes indicated in all of her research the top hospitals in the world mirrored a structure with an executive Chairman. Minister Boston in his contribution on the issue did not address this issue.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Enuff October 23, 2019 9:59 PM
    It is a pathetic diversion for any political party to excuse irresponsible behavior by saying that the other party did it first. Shame. I am not a member of any political party; the vast majority of Barbadians are not members of any political party.

    The BLP spent years and years saying that everything that the DLP did from 2008 to 2018 was corrupt and venal, so how can you imagine that imitating their behavior can be seen as anything but similarly corrupt and venal? Why would you try to draw attention to similarities between your party and the DLP??

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at12 :38 PM

    Even if what you say is true, and I know it not to be true, Is it appropriate for Batbados? Are we back to follow pattern now? Is that progress? Is that independence of thought. I recall your criticizing the arrangement at BWA? Is this a case of different strokes for different folks?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @ DavidOctober 24, 2019 12:38 PM
    “… Senator Drakes indicated in all of her research the top hospitals in the world mirrored a structure with an executive Chairman.”
    ++++++++++++++++
    I believe that Senator Drakes is cherry picking her comparative data. She is using American hospitals, which are for profit businesses in a competitive commercial environment, to skew her comparison. We have never made a policy decision to imitate American style for profit health care.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    Pardon the Freudian slip. “Barbados” not ” Batbados’. But some of us are becoming as blind as a bat. LoL !!

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  • Is this the only problem Caswell see affecting barbados
    How come he hasnt put up a fight in parliament for the workers and pensioners
    Yeah i have heard him toss a few soft balls but nothing hard enough to make a dent
    Even the NSRL a couple sound bites and then dead silence

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  • David
    Appointment of an Executive Chairman
    The Minister shall, with the approval of the Cabinet, appoint an Executive Chairman. The Executive Chairman reports directly to the Minister. We cutting out the red tape.

    Wasn’t the ICBL prior to its privatisation managed by an Executive Chairman and did well? Secondly, if we believe that in an island with 300,000 people that relatives of politicians should be barred from key posts, we need help. The woman will not be reporting to her husband. We “transparently” hired the goodly Dr and look wey we are now. Should the govt had advertised the post, maybe? But to prove what, faux transparency? My only question is whether Bynoe-Sutherland is qualified and if she can deliver. I repeat the government will be judged by the results or lack thereof. I note not a fella questioning the lady’s competence. 🤔

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  • Peter one must imagine both types of hospitals require similar management approaches to achieve efficiency.

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  • @enuff

    You are it is a similar approach that was taken by Arthur by appointing consultants to avoid the red tape as you refer to it? Why not make the red tape more efficient?

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  • Re Whenever a nonprofit organization places a board member on it’s staff it is a signal that the organization is in big trouble. Boards are there for governance… executive staff are there to run operations. It is very worrying to overlap these two functions because it damages both governance and operations.
    Furthermore, it is highly problematic to have an executive leadership of a hospital without experience in the operational delivery of health care services.
    The CEO and Chair being the same person is bad news in any organization, but it is particularly damaging in nonprofit or governmental organizations because they are particularly vulnerable to financial chicanery and conflicts of interest. This is because in a for profit company the interests of the CEO and Chairman are usually aligned: make money.

    CORRECT

    RE However in a nonprofit or governmental organization the governance and organizational priorities are very often at odds with each other. Governance has to prioritize the organizational mission of public service, while the executive has to cut and contrive to balance the budget, the staff interests, and a million other tactical details.

    CORRECT

    Although I disagree with 99% of what he thinks and says, even GP would be a better choice for this position

    ALSO VERY CORRECT SIR . AND I WOULD EMPLOY SIMPLE SIMON AS DEPUTY

    RE f you listen to all of the video embedded Senator Drakes indicated in all of her research the top hospitals in the world mirrored a structure with an executive Chairman. Minister Boston in his contribution on the issue did not address this issue.

    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE WHEN THE BLP UNDER TOM ADAMS SOUGHT TO SET UP A NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE EXACTLY LIKE THAT IN THE UK, A YOUNG BAJAN DR WHO HAD LEARNED BY ROTE, WAS SMART ENOUGH TO SUGGEST A WAY THAT COULD BEST BE ADOPTED TO OUR CULTURE AND NEEDS.

    AT LEAST TWO MEDICAL ILLITERATES HERE ON BU HAVE DENIGRATED HIM AND SAID THAT THE SYSTEM IMPLEMENTED ON SEPTEMBER 1 1985, WAS NOT HIS IDEA.

    RE I believe that Senator Drakes is cherry picking her comparative data. She is using American hospitals, which are for profit businesses in a competitive commercial environment, to skew her comparison. We have never made a policy decision to imitate American style for profit health care.

    AGAIN CORRECT!
    WE CANT MIMIC a policy decision to imitate American style for profit health care.
    THAT IS TRUE LEARNING BY ROTE.

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  • To your other appoint you should not underestimate the benefit to projecting an approach steeped in transparency. Others are watching, lead by example. If you do not where will the change come? What will be the tipping point to usher a new way of doing things in the country? Some will use the words culture and ethos at this point.

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  • RE Peter one must imagine both types of hospitals require similar management approaches to achieve efficiency.

    NO THEY DONT
    THEY CANT

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Enuff

    The “lady’s competence” is not at issue. You are shifting the goal posts. I hope the other bloggers do not follow you down that cul de sac. The issue is that of merging two positions and the moral hazards which the merger will magnify.

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  • “Secondly, if we believe that in an island with 300,000 people that relatives of politicians should be barred from key posts,”

    they SHOULD BE BARRED..and you have needed help with the toxic nepotism for DECADES..

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  • &GP

    Let us pick two:

    Procurement and plant maintenance

    Why would either have a different approach?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @David October 24, 2019 1:28 PM
    “Peter one must imagine both types of hospitals require similar management approaches to achieve efficiency.”
    ++++++++++++++++++
    NO! No, absolutely not. In a for profit hospital in the USA you optimize profits through vertical integration with health insurance company and then create bureaucratic roadblocks to treating anyone who is not rich or over insured. It is a corrupt and cynical mess that has very little to do with health care. This is why the USA spends 17.2 percent of GDP on health care, compared to just 8.9 percent for the OECD median.

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  • Have to confess this is a learning for the blogmaster, the questions are meant to shed light.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @David October 24, 2019 1:44 PM
    Procurement: In the USA hospitals are part of vertically integrated conglomerates that fiddle the transaction costs between different companies in the conglomerate in order to rip off the public.
    Plant maintenance: Fancy premises are a core part of American Hospitals marketing strategy because the objective is to make the rich feel comfortable while simultaneously getting the poor to go to your competitor hospital.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    One does not change for change’s sake. One changes to effect improvements.Change and progress are not synonyms. But then you will retort that is obvious . But if you review your comments on change you seem to infer that change is progress. You need to examine what the consequences of the changes are.

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  • re Have to confess this is a learning for the blogmaster, the questions are meant to shed light.

    THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE SIR
    PLT HAS A GRASP OF THE SUBJECT.

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  • Physician, heal thyself! I hear prayer works.

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  • NOTE THAT PLT HAS GIVEN AN ANSWER FROM EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE NOT BY ROTE LEARNING OR CUTTING AND PASTING LINKS

    HE SEEMS TO HAVE SOME INTELLECT

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  • Is PLT an “expert” in the field?

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  • RE Physician, heal thyself! I hear prayer works.

    I DO BOTH 1 PRAY & 2 HEAL MY SELF AS NEEDED

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @GP
    “PLT HAS A GRASP OF THE SUBJECT”
    +++++++++++++
    Note the date and time, October 24, 2019 2:15 PM, as the official time stamp of Hell freezing over. I am but a humble “MEDICAL ILLITERATE.” 😉

    (But I do understand governance and management in both for profit and non profit ventures.)

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  • Even fowls should know that this “we gathering” brouhaha is FRAUD BEING PERPETRATED BAJANS in the Diaspora right… are yall too arrogant to see that no one is allowing this RIGHT..only FOWLS will present themselves to be ROBBED…

    BTW ..having a stroke does not absolve ANY TIEFING LAWYERS…

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  • @Vincent

    What on earth drove you to that conclusion? If we accept the discussion is being fueled from a concern our frameworks; processes and procedures have been failing, is it not a reasonable position to accept change must be introduced?

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  • RUNNING A PRIVATE HOSPITAL IS REALLY A REAL ESTATE ENTERPRISE IN WHICH THE PROPERTY IS ESSENTIALLY RENTED OUT TO THE ATTENDING PHYSICIANS WHO THEN SUBLET TO THEIR CLIENTS (I.E THEIR PATIENTS)

    ACCORDING TO THE SIZE HIRING STAFF MAINTENANCE IS MANAGED BY SUITABLE AGENCIES

    IN SOME CASES THE DRS OWN THE REAL ESTATE
    E.G DR BAYLEY’S COTTAGE HOSPITAL
    BAYVIEW WHEN BOUGHT THEREFROM IN 1984
    OTHER SMALL HOSPITALS

    A PRIVATE HOSPITAL IS REALLY A BUSYNESS …….A PUBLIC HOSPITAL IS MORE OF A SERVICE OR TENDS TO BE PREDOMINANTLY SO

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  • RE I am but a humble “MEDICAL ILLITERATE.” (But I do understand governance and management in both for profit and non profit ventures.)

    STILL QUALIFY AS AN EXPERT WITNESS IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE

    YOU DO BETTER THAN SOME DRS WHO CAN ONLY DOCTOR– AND NOTHING ELSE!

    WALCOTT SEEMS TO FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY EXCEPT OF COURSE FOR HIS AREA OF EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

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  • SSS:

    You wrote: “Caswell is asking the hard questions and questioning the mindblowing decisions of a Barbados Labour Party presenting their brand of so called facts and enlightenment. … Are saying that Caswell is a pimp for the BLP operating like he opposes the BLP?”

    Perhaps you were not paying attention to Parliamentary debates over the past 40 years. Politicians accusing eachother of gross mismanagement and gross corruption is common. So is their consistent voting pattern of legislation that was harmful to the public, despite their theatrical blustering.

    I am simply stating my observation that Caswell and Drakes seem to be following this pattern of entertaining theatrical bluster, and then consistently voting with the BLP on every single bill that was harmful to the public, despite having ample evidence that it was harmful.

    I asked Caswell a simple question of whether he voted for the Data Protection Bill. I sincerely believe that Caswell is the only independently-minded person in the senate. I have spoken with senators who have admitted that they are allowed to speak as entertainingly as they wish, but they must vote with the BLP.

    I do not believe that Caswell would submit to that type of instruction. Therefore, my conclusion is that he is easily tricked. He was not on the select committee for the Data Protection bill. I simply want to know whether he actually read the Bill, or whether he was advised, by someone he trusts, to vote for the Bill. Only Caswell can answer that.

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  • Ah telling yal NOW..ya arenot getting away with turning these people into VICTIMS..ya will get ya trifling, small island, corrupt asses DRAGGED OFF THE ISLAND…which is long OVERDUE…,,yall are not robbing anymore BLACK PEOPLE IN BARBDOS…THIEVES…

    “What I’ll say to all living abroad who have any means of financial stability..don’t fall for the hype!!Many that have done so have had many regrets..facing false accusations of being mad or mentally unstable and thrown into the mental asylum..had their property vandalized ect?ect..so they want you to come back to a place with no adequate water supply..spotty internet and phone service..lousy transportation system..crooked politicians and lawyer’s who sees returning patriots as their personal piggy banks or ATM machines??”

    although the internet service is not too bad…lol

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  • Walcott should TELLhis part in selling out QEH..but i bet he would much prefer tell Donville’s part…makes for better PR..

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  • HantsOctober 24, 2019 12:34 PM

    @ Donna,

    BU is a place for all to express their opinions. You can read or scroll past comments you don’t like.

    I use my index finger (on the scroll button on my mouse ) as often as PM Mia uses hers to point when she is speechifying. lol

    Enjoy the freeness.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Not to belabour the point but I was not proposing that we prohibit experts from speaking their piece. I was addressing those who seem to think that ONLY experts should speak their piece or that others should sit at their feet in adulation.

    Perhaps you should properly read what I have written before you offer me unnecessary advice.😜

    And to the one who thinks that curiosity can only be satisfied by listening to certain experts who may present themselves on BU, I would remind him that experts often disagree and we do have access to their presentations as well. And what passes as expert knowledge in one century is often debunked in another. Experts are often proven wrong.

    This “shut up and listen, fool” attitude is what ails us most in Barbados. My best financial advice came not from a financial expert but a lowly accounts clerk. It was not that he said anything that a financial expert had not said. It was that he presented it in a way that caused it to stick. It was simple and to the point and starkly logical.

    Sometimes a “fool” can cut through the foliage to find that one diseased tree that started the rot.

    And how often have experts come up with a plan that the labourer on the ground could tell them was unworkable?

    Sigh…..

    Back to the topic.

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  • “And what passes as expert knowledge in one century is often debunked in another. Experts are often proven wrong.”

    lol. ha, ha, ha..

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  • not only is the QEH A PUBLIC HOSPITAL——- IT IS IS AND HAS BEEN SINCE 1967 A TEACHING HOSPITAL!

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  • peterlawrencethompsonOctober 24, 2019 12:25 PM

    Thank you for this important contribution.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @David BU at 2 :26 PM

    I am happy to learn that my opinion that you consider structural change as a panacea for break downs in our governance systems is false. I would argue that persons,for the most part, failed the systems by their incompetence and irresponsible behaviour and should be removed. Especially when headed by other persons they were rated first class.

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  • RE This “shut up and listen, fool” attitude is what ails us most in Barbados.

    AND SO DO THE TENDENCY TO LISTEN TO, AND FOLLOW FOOLS AND THEIR ADVICE!

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  • Sometimes it is not what one says but how one says it that is the hindrance to good communication. If one wants someone to be receptive to instruction it is better not to call him/her a fool first. That tends to trigger closure of the ears.

    Expert advice from a simple mother – no diploma in child psychology just the experience of trying it both ways.

    This society loves to divide people up into white and non-white, have and have nots and know and know nots. It seems as though we can only make ourselves feel better by being part of some exclusive club.

    Sigh,,,,,

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  • @Vincent

    Agree with you. Meritocracy must be the norm to promote a performance based culture. Sometimes one has to tweak the system to avoid dysfunction, that is the system must be continually massaged to be fit for purpose.

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  • Then they want to DICTATE…who should and should NOT HAVE..and who should know and should NOT KNOW…an ugly, backward society….that the wicked leaders are more than happy to maintain….to promote their own self interests…

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  • David
    “Why not make the red tape more eficient?” Effecting efficiency sometimes require rejigging the organagram and delegating and or simplifying decisionmaking. The issue here is the surname of the person; whether advertised or not she would have been appointed by the government and her appointment opposed by the narrow-minded, who feel she should be barred from government wuk. If the government views the transformation of the QEH as a national and political priority, shouldn’t they hire someone who is qualified, competent and, more importantly, trustworthy and committed to its agenda? Furthermore, what’s wrong with ensuring the law allows the Minister to appoint such a person? Again I don’t recall there being an outcry, far less a blog, on the Arnie Walters appointment as Exec Chair at the BWA even though it was neither advertised nor lawful. I always marvel at how we never seem to know when to wear the fish bowl spectacles or the atlantic ocean ones. Think bout it!

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  • RE If one wants someone to be receptive to instruction it is better not to call him/her a fool first. That tends to trigger closure of the ears.

    WHEN I POST ON BU I HAVE NO APOLOGIES TO MAKE TO ANY ONE FOR WHAT I SAY
    I DONT CARE IF THEY ARE RECEPTIVE OR NOT OR WHICH AREAS OF THEIR ANATOMY THEY CLOSE
    I JUST TRY TO BE AS ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL AS I KNOW HOW

    OVER THE YEARS ALL SORTS OF MORONS HAVE THEIR SAY HERE
    SOME HAVE EVEN CUSSED MOCKED AND SOUGHT TO CONTRADICT ME
    NONE OF THEM EVER ASKED WHAT I NEEDED TO BE RECEPTIVE TO THEIR BOVINE EXCREMENT

    BUT I EAT THREE SQUARE MEALS A DAY I AM AT PEACE AS I RUN THE RACE SET BEFORE ME AND PREPARE TO GO TO MY ETERNAL HOME NOT MADE WITH HANDS

    TICK TOCK ROCK ROCK ETC

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Enuff October 24, 2019 4:27 PM
    “The issue here is the surname of the person…”
    ++++++++++++++++++
    WRONG! That may be the issue for yardfowls, but for Barbadians the issue is bad governance structure at the QEH. As I have pointed out above, it is folly to conflate the governance and operational leadership in a non profit social service organization like the hospital. It is also highly suspect to have the operational leader have no health care expertise. This will not work.

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  • RE This society loves to divide people up into white and non-white, have and have nots and know and know nots. It seems as though we can only make ourselves feel better by being part of some exclusive club.

    THE REALITY IS THAT THERE ARE
    1 whiteS and non-whiteS
    2 , have and have nots
    3 know and know nots.

    It seems as though we can only make ourselves feel better by being part of some exclusive club.

    IT SEEMS THAT THE KNOW NOTS ENJOY BEING IN THEIR EXCLUSIVE CLUB ON BU
    WE HAVE THE CUT AND PASTE LINK CLUB
    WE HAVE THE DONT EVER HAVE ANY THING ORIGINAL TO SAY CLUB
    WE HAVE THE BOVINE EXCREETERS CLUB
    AND SO ON AND SO 4TH AND SO 5TH

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  • RE It is also highly suspect to have the operational leader have no health care expertise. This will not work.
    PLT YOU BETTER TEK DE JOB MAN
    GET SIMPLE SIMON TO HELP
    HER THESIS LAST WEEK ON CLEANING IS SPOT ON
    DONT OVER WORK HER AND LICK UP SHE OLD BACK

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  • @ Donna who wrote ” Perhaps you should properly read what I have written “.

    ….#indexfingeronscroll.

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  • The appointment of an Executive Chair is not going to impact the efficient running of the hospital as the role sits above the day to day efficacy of how the hospital is managed on a day to day basis. The problem with QEH as I see it is a lack of a whole systems approach to planning and delivery. Is the health system considered as a whole? Is there any planning to determine the different scenarios that come into play when non-elective admissions impact planned admissions? To what extent are A&E attendances managed or diverted to reduce the impact on the ‘flow’ between hospital admissions and discharges to reduce bed blockages? Apart from Polyclinics, what resources are in place in the community to safely minimise hospital admissions and maximise hospital discharges to improve QEH’s capacity to manage the influx of admissions it is likely to receive during peaks of activity (like the current peak in respiratory illnesses)? What,if any risk management plans exist to utilise the voluntary and private sector in such instances? Let’s not even begin to discuss the management of medicines over the medium to long term!

    I suspect the answer to most of the questions posed above is none and this is the problem. The day to day management of the hospital is in my view the problem and the appointment of an Executive Chair won’t change that. The healthcare system needs a thorough, holistic review that considers a range of ‘what if’ scenarios rather than knee jerk reactions that act as band aids. The review needs to include focus groups of staff and consider the QEH, community services, Polyclinics, voluntary sector and at a push the private sector. Further, it needs to be managed as a whole system rather than a series of parts. Dr Dexter James, who I met more than once, was not competent for this task. I cannot comment on the new Executive Chair though I doubt this sits within her remit. I believe merging the chair and exec roles will be a disaster as there needs to be a clear divide between oversight and delivery for there to be clarity of accountability. My main concern is the taxpayers of Barbados will not necessarily be the benefactors of this change and that, in my view, should be the main focus of any changes to QEH

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  • Well said just coolOctober 24, 2019 6:00 PM. You have some grasp of the subject.

    That Dr Dexter James, was not competent for this task is also true but we like to employ foreigners at the expense of our own

    Managing a health system – which is a dynamic organism- requires some one who has functioning Betz cells and one who actively persues goals proactively.

    I can sit here and easily give you the answers you seek, but my time for all this is gone. I was not treated well by these jokers,and I will not sprain one Betz cell to help. I helped in 85 when VIc Johnson & Obrian Trotman listened. I too old now.

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  • For somebody who is happy you sure come across as miserable. Besides, methinks the gentleman protests too much.

    Hants,

    You commented on what I said. It is always good to read before you do that. But if you prefer to scroll past then have at it.

    Good night, old boys club! I leave you to pompasette and strut and put all the “morons’ in their places. And the world will be a little better because of your efforts.

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