Mia Goes To Ghana

 

As part of the Year of Return and the visit of H.E, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to Barbados in June this year, the Prime Minister of Barbados, H.E. Mia Mottley, arrives in Ghana today for a 3-day visit.

The visit also forms part of the bilateral discussions started during the President’s visit to Barbados.

She will be in Assin Manso where a Durbar of Chiefs will be held in her honour at the forecourt of the Assin Manso Ancestral River Site.

Remains of an unknown enslaved African from Barbados brought along with the Prime Minister will be buried at the site.

This will bring to three, the number of African ancestral remains buried at the Assin Manso slave river site.

Prime Minister Mottley will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and participate in the Damba Festival in Yendi over the weekend. Her delegation includes Foreign Affairs, protocol, and business leaders.

According to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Ghana’s tourism sector seeks to deepen its interest in the Carribean with Barbados as a key gateway.

The Coordinator of the Year of Return and CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman, says the visit highlights the importance of the Year of Return in the Global African discussion.

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Remains-of-unknown-enslaved-African-to-be-buried-in-Assin-Manso-slave-river-site-799150#

Related Link:

https://ghananewsagency.org/social/barbados-prime-minister-arrives-on-three-day-visit-to-ghana-159753

 

 

293 comments

  • Hopefully she left on a ONE WAY TICKET.

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  • Donks Gripe and Josh

    Coyote you made me spill my gin and juice. Don’t have the finances to travel so cheap gin and Pine Hill OJ is my escape. Stop making me laugh and waste my Saturday night drink.

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  • Remains of an unknown enslaved African from Barbados brought along with the Prime Minister will be buried at the site.

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

    Hope Ms. Mockley did the DNA testing because those remains could in all likelihood be of a Quaker!!

    The remains of one person from the Newton Burying Ground were tested for lead and the signature concentrations put the origins of the individual as Bristol!!

    Heard that with my said very ears in July at the conference on Archaeology held at the Hilton!!

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  • Donks it’s Friday night? Look like you got into the sauce early. Or you going straight through?

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  • (Quote):
    Prime Minister Mottley will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and participate in the Damba Festival in Yendi over the weekend. Her delegation includes Foreign Affairs, protocol, and business leaders. (Unquote).
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    Who are these “business leaders” of African descent?

    Does that ‘business-leaders’ category include “Davis” the Welsh poor white slave driver aka plantation overseer whose mortal remains (DNA) have been identified as of Quaker ancestry by our own BU forensic scientist called John?

    When is this black-conscious government going to relieve black Bajans of their cultural misery by giving them the ‘free’ opportunity to do some DNA testing to trace their ‘true’ African ancestry?

    Many of them might just be surprised to find out that they are not descended from Christianized African aristocracy but the captives and cargoes of trade wars between Islam and European Jews of commerce.

    Here is that golden opportunity for Barbados to fulfill (again) its economic dream- as foreseen by the current administration and that gang of nonsensical economists like Clyde M and Jeremy S- of having a million consumers packed cheek by jowl on a 2×3 coral island.

    There must be modern-day Ghanians in the thousands just ready to make that journey (again) across the Atlantic but this time on jet planes instead of wind-powered ships whose only cargo was that of the human black gold for the sweet sugar plantations in the ‘English’ West Indies.

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  • Is anyone keeping a record of the prime minister’s travel, and the reasons for her travels? Is there a record of the number of people in her parties, who they are, and who pays for their travel and accommodation? Is anyone collating her speeches on these overseas visits and costing any promises made?
    Why does Barbados want to have its own high commission in Ghana and a joint CARICOM one would be better and more productive?

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  • All these trips and not one blasted thing to show barbadians that would be beneficial to barbados
    On this trip she takes some duppy dust to Africa as a show of unity between barbados and Ghana
    Wuhloss muh belly

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  • This blogmaster agrees with establishing a link with countries from the motherland. It present an opportunity to explore a virgin market.

    Establishing a joint Caricom Embassy is a good idea whose time has not come given the modus operandi. Mottley should be commended for operating out of the box thinking.

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  • When is this black-conscious government going to relieve black Bajans of their cultural misery by giving them the ‘free’ opportunity to do some DNA testing to trace their ‘true’ African ancestry?

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

    I’ll give them the freedom.

    Try here.

    https://www.23andme.com/en-int/

    All that is necessary is some spittle!!

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  • @Miller

    It will be uncomfortable for some to see our government trying to foster a relationship with African countries. Our Eurocentric experience will find it repulsive.

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  • Did anybody find it interesting to see the head of Republic Bank invited to make a presentation at one of the functions in Ghana? Also interesting to see the CEO of Invest Barbados in the party, she is the sister of the Bajan IMF official Kevin Greenidge..

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  • All these photo ops dont amount to a hill of beans
    Questions still remains when is Mia going to plant her feet on barbados soil long enough to hear the cries of the people
    Come on people the people voted for leadership
    Not a photo op Queen
    Latest i heard out of all these travels was one country donating some of their land for barbadians to grow crops
    Which begs the question after barbadians travel to another crop to plant crops
    How much would it cost in time and money for the agriculture process and to import the food in to barbados

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  • I applaud Mia for reaching out to African States after all the vast majority of Barbadians are of African descent.

    Yes, we should be looking at expanding our ecomony. The continent of Africa is rich in opportunity for Barbados and Barbadians.

    I have noticed a pattern in Mia’s ramblings. She is obsessed with population size. She constantly states that the Barbados economy consistently underperforms due to its small population.

    Is Mia aware that Barbados is ranked in the top ten as one of the countries with the highest population density.

    Is Mia also aware that respectable countries with smaller populations tend to offer a superior quality of life to their citizens. Boatswana, Finland and Costa Rica come to mind.

    The reason why Barbados is punching below its weight is due to incompetent and corrupt governments (past and present) and a local population that has become lazy and complacent.

    Mia is a pathological liar when she screams that Barbados needs a tripling in her population in order to develop a strong economy. This narrative must be countered by all.

    Mia is scapegoating her own people. She is making out that they are the root cause of all the problems that we have in Barbados. That they are unemployable and incapable of been transformed into greater beings.

    We need to expose Mia and not allow her to undermine the demographics of our island. Rather then clocking up air miles she needs to stay at home and manage her country more effectively.

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  • @ David,
    Mia is not thinking out of the box. The black diaspora have been travelling to and living on the African continent for many decades.

    I would suggest that Mia does some research on the Jamaican Marcus Garvey.

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  • She is acting as though someone needs her or any Caribbean government to go to Africa…well NEWSFLASH!!!!!!!!…no one does…Diasporians have been returning to Africa for decades, creating businesses, buying properties, even as we type, Caribbean people are back and forth between the Continent, while these useless slaveminded, colonially brainwashed uppity negro governments were for decades pretending to be white and even more laughable pretending to be conservative while wishing away the reality that Barbdos is a majority BLACK COUNTRY…or even that they were African descendants……all in a bid to please their tiefing minority bribers…..blacks who are aware have already put their futures and that of their generations in motion IN AFRICA…, no one was waiting for Barbados’ backward governments…ya will get nowhere if ya do, ya will remain slaveminded if ya do..

    .Caribbean and North American Blacks have been making a pathway on the Continent for others to follow for a very long time…no one needs colonial minded governments, they are not fit for purpose.

    so she is fooling no one…she thinks she can keep the people in bondage to implement her own selfish plans, but that is over…only yardfowls would fall for that scam, hope they all get robbed.

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  • I agree with David she is licking…….sorry ticking all the boxes

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  • @TLSN

    Some of you are always on the blog touting the importance of pushing Black awareness, know our roots bla bla. Here it is we have a political leadership trying a thing and to be expected the destructive criticism comes.

    Many of you lack the ability to give Jack his jacket.

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  • @ Waru,
    Earlier this year I met a travel agent based in Warrens, she was organising a trip to Ghana. She was going to charter a flight from Bridgetown to Accra. So Mia is certainly no trendsetter.

    I wonder if Mia has witnessed the rush to Africa by all and sundry to get a piece of the mother continent. The latest being Putin and his crony countrymen.

    Perhaps she needed to seek approval from Trump or Boris before seeking a relationship with mother Africa.

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  • @ David,
    Calm down. The black diaspora does not require approval from Caribbean leaders to tell them that it may be a good idea to form a strategic relationship with mother Africa.

    It is always best to by-pass government and for the people to come up with their own solutions. If more Bajans were to realise this then our two big parties would become surplus to requirement.

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  • Mugabe believes in the old maxim

    “…a fool and his money ARE SOON PARTED…”

    This Year of Return and Gathering 2020 IS FAST BECOMING the Year of Rape and a Congregation for Bajans in the Diaspora who are Certifiably Mad, mad enough to GATHER for their RAPE, ROBBERY OR POSSIBLE SHOOTING while in Bim.

    But de ole man digresses momentarily

    I was talking about Ghanaian fools…

    In this submission de ole man will give you the names of the top 20 richest Ghanaians the business tycoons billionaires who are being courted in this Cultural Rape

    De ole man regularly tells wunna dat I was trained by THE BEST so leh me explain to wunna a few things dat wunna “seeing”, but cant see

    Africans are a people who are steeped in “certain customs” which give much interpretation to Rites for the Dead.

    Someone who understands these superstitions, like how US soldiers have a fear of Haitians and Vodoo, CAN EASILY GET SOME BONES OF A SUPPOSED GHANIAN SLAVE, CREMATE THEM AND FLY DEM TO AFRICA.

    Where one sits down in a big chair like a fat cow, or fatted calf, AND GLARE AT PEOPLE while your 40 man delegation flying to Ghana to trick Ghanaians.

    Is wunna feeling de ole man yet?

    Take a look at this Grand Heist and GRAND THEFT GHANA in the making!

    One thing dat de ole man gine tell wunna doah!

    Ghanaians ARE NOT LIKKLE BORYS OR GIRLS, so wunna go ahead and try to teif dem money like wunna do wid CLICO AND HARDWOOD

    And watch how wunna going dead!

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here that sets all this bull shit talk in its proper perspective.

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  • The issue is not about whether Mia is a trendsetter. It is about her government establishing links with countries in Africa to pursue government to government economic opportunities. See the initiative as positive and move on. Let us hope it does not fizzle but the first step to initiate a strategic relationship is required.

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  • If you are interested.

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  • @ John November 16, 2019 6:35 AM
    “All that is necessary is some spittle!!”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    What about yours, John? Did your ‘free’ DNA test reveal you to be related to a ‘barbadosed ‘Quaker Adam the Jew who dipped his DNA pale stick, without spittle, in a warm wet west African hole of a black Eve 2 centuries back in a plantation cane piece?

    At least the British government can underwrite the cost of DNA testing for those black Bajans who want their ancestral freedom but are still saddled with names that disclose their false English, Scottish welsh and Irish heritage.

    White Americans are proud of their British and European heritage, why should black Bajans continue to be like Tom Dooley and hang their heads in cultural shame?

    After all, white Jews (even the many with skin cancer) are not ashamed of their mythological 400 years of mysteriously made-up captivity in ‘black’ Egypt of Ra or on the banks of the Rivers of Babylon?

    So why can’t black Bajans get the ancestral monkey of shame off their backs and see their history of enslavement in the Caribbean (with the help of Portuguese Jews) as the work of their Yahweh through Jesus to prepare them for the return to the Promised Land called the Golden Coast on the belly of Mother Africa?

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  • @David,

    My advice to Mia is simple. Fix Barbados problems first. Provide a transport system that functions. We do not require the latest technologies.

    Introduce a “Marshall” plan that will make Barbados a functional country.

    All of her visits to friendly countries and pushing for growing our economy will count for nothing if we can not manage the cents in our wallets. Oh and cut out the nepotism and her ugly sister: corruption.

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  • @TLSN

    Does Barbados exist in a fish bowl? Are the economic fortunes of Barbados not inextricably linked to our ability to earn our way in a competitive world?

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  • @ Hants,
    Thanks for the video clip. What does it tell you? Here we have an oral history been narrated to returnees/tourists. Do we have the equivalent of this in Barbados. Try finding a burial ground for slaves that are signed posted and I will show you my Mercedes. You can go to Barbados as a tourist and return home without having any idea that it was an island built on slavery.
    Is our great leader aware of this?

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  • @ David,
    You simply do not get it. Irrespective of what we earn; irrespective of how fast we can grow our economy we will never see an improvement in the quality of life for the majority population. This government will siphon off everything and allocate it to a selected minority group. Remove the scales from your eyes.
    As we talk this government has made it clear that Barbadians will never become players in the marijuna industry.

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  • Who will earn the money from marijuana has already been guaranteed, Barbados is late to the party.

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  • @DAVID

    “Does Barbados exist in a fish bowl? ”

    To answer your question- YES

    Barbados has been operating in an enclosed fish bowl ever since independence and all the BLACK NATION TRIPS will not change the inferior mental capabilities of the nation’s leaders or advance the ethical position of the country. As John implies it’s more likely to advance the access to illegal and corrupt money laundering capabilities.

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  • @Wily

    A negative perspective from you is not surprising.

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  • @ David November 16, 2019 9:49 AM
    “Who will earn the money from marijuana has already been guaranteed, Barbados is late to the party.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So why all the fanfare with political bells and legislative whistles including the proposed street parade of misinformed brain-washed masses of religiosity called a referendum on the decriminalization of marijuana for purposes other than medicinal to be prescribed and dispensed by licensed drug pushers called doctors and pharmacists?

    At least the decriminalization of locally cultivated and processed marijuana for whichever purposes would save a massive amount of forex leaving the country via the underground route and would be available to help payoff the massive foreign debts.

    Over the last 25 years Millions in hard-earned foreign money have gone up in smoke over the country Barbados; sufficiently ‘high’ enough to payoff the foreign national debt with the regular roll of locally produced spliffs.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at9 9:54 AM

    How is it that Wily’s perspective is not closer to reality? Where is the evidence that his is negative?

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  • @ Wily E Coyote

    What happened?

    Suddenly all your currency as an accredited financial consultant and competent reader of the economy WHICH YOU ENJOYED BEFORE MAY 28 2018, has evaporated!!!

    Whu you done bin gone and do?

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  • @Vincent

    Cannot recall Wily ever posting a positive comment about anything going on in Barbados. Some comments on the blog are predictable.

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  • @ Mr Vincent Codrington

    Of late we are agreeing too often.

    It is time for us to start cussing each other kind Sir.

    That way we wont be writing similar things on BU

    PS. prior to my use of TOR software I could “like” posts BUT, GIVEN HOW “LIKES” operate and their dangers with conveying malicious code on machines, de ole man has certain scripts disabled and as a result I dont seem to “like” ant comments

    But I periodically express my thanks and endorse points by fellow bloggers

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU

    Even if that were true, and that is not my recollection, past behaviour is no indication of future behaviour. We should examine each submission on its merit.

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  • @David

    “A negative perspective from you is not surprising.”

    THE TRUTH HURTS, does it not to blind BLP yardfoul.

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  • @Vincent

    Your opinions are invited the blogmaster will post his views.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @JohnNovember 15, 2019 10:48 PM “Hope Ms. Mockley did the DNA testing because those remains could in all likelihood be of a Quaker!!”

    Good morning John: Can you please explain how one can use DNA testing, which is a biological process, to test for religious belief?

    Thanks.

    P.S. I Dr. GP who is a physician and well versed in biology, chemistry etc. can explain, I will be thankful.

    Sincerely

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Miller “Many of them might just be surprised to find out that they are not descended from Christianized African aristocracy”

    How does one used DNA, a biological method to test for Christianized or religious anyhing?anything?

    All human beings, including so called aristocrats are descended from gatherers, hunters, laborers and small farmers, so why would anybody be surprised about anything?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Hal AustinNovember 16, 2019 3:54 AM “who they are, and who pays for their travel and accommodation?”

    The taxpayers of Barbados, of which you are unlikely to be one, pays for the Prime Minister’s travel and accommodation, just as the British taxpayers, of whom my sister is one, pays for the travels and accommodation of the British Prime Minister.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I commend the Prime Minister on her visit to Ghana.

    I am always happy to welcome my Ghanian visitors when they come here.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @TLSNNovember 16, 2019 7:38 AM

    So how many smart, healthy, well educated young people have you contributed to Barbados?

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  • @Simple Simon

    The Ghanaian nurses are coming!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Piece “I was trained by THE BEST…flying to Ghana to trick Ghanains.”

    So weren’t Ghanians not also trained by the best?

    Why do you feel that Ghanians can be easily tricked?

    You realize don’t you that the average Ghanain is just as smart as you are?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Good. Happy to hear, although I am rarely sick so I may not get to encounter them. Lol!!!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Vincent CodringtonNovember 16, 2019 10:30 AM “past behaviour is no indication of future behaviour.”

    Dear Vincent: Wong. In fact past behaviour is an extremely strong predictor of future behaviour. Remember the saying “a leopard can’t change his spots”

    Or the Bajan saying “teach a dog to suck eggs, and then…”

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  • “…Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CPs), such as sports venues, shopping venues, schools, and transportation systems, are locations that are easily accessible to large numbers of people and that have limited security or protective measures in place making them vulnerable to attack…”

    De ole man does talk nuff foolishness pun a Sarday morning yuh!

    What de France I cud be meaning mentioning “Soft Targets?

    It is almost universally acknowledged that Ghanaians adore the dead and will commit so much to performing expensive and flamboyant funeral rites.

    Funerals in Ghana are very much a social event and attended by large numbers of people. It is also an obligation to attend a funeral AND AN ANCESTRAL FUNERAL WITH BONES OF A SUPPOSED SLAVE, whuloss Mugabe Mottley is stroking de whole Parliament of Ghana doggie.

    all of you will be surprised to hear that this funeral THAT HAS BEEN CONCOCTED BY MUGABE is going to last for a year!!!

    Wunna need to understand Ghanian beliefs and other overarching cultural and family traditions and things that happen within the country.

    When you observe the video circulating social media about the insult to the Slaves Who Mugabe interrupted their rest FOR HER FIASCO, you start to understand this trick and its utilization.

    Because of the nature of this fabricated funeral what Mugabe did was to skip the usual practice of “going to the head relative and shaking their hand”

    The Ashes of our Slave Ancestors have been prostituted since she has moved from the usual “lines of people” that funeral attendees must move through AND GREET AND SHAKE THE HAND OF ALL THE RELATIVES.

    De ole man wonders what Mugabe did when it was time to join the queue to make a donation towards the funeral expenses?

    Knowing that cheap skate she must have skipped the line but, ALSO KNOW THAT SHE LOVES THE PHOTO OPS, SHE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A RECEIPT that would have been taken to the announcer who would have read out her name and the donations made

    After that Mugabe would have been given a chair in the front.

    This is prostitution of the Ashes of Whomever she has dig up these skeletons from their final resting place to prevent that they were Ghanaian slaves.

    any one uh wunna ever try to find a grave spot in any one of our RH cemeteries in Barbados?

    we cant even find a RH spot after 3 fvucking years of internment YET SHE RH TELLING ME SHE FIND A 200 YEAR OLD GHANAIAN

    See why de ole man does curse, we stoopid as fvuck

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  • David
    November 16, 2019 11:41 AM

    @Simple Simon
    The Ghanaian nurses are coming!

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

    Guess Ms. Mockley gone to inspect the merchandise.

    We don’t want to buy a pig in a poke.

    From the time I was a boy Barbadian leaders have always made a fanfare about Africa.

    General Yakabu Gowan from Nigeria then Sir Seretse Kama from Botswana way back around the time of independence.

    Nothing much came out of it to date.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Simple Simon

    Surely you are aware that the colour of the leopard’s coat is not a behaviour. He can still choose to devour you or not.

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  • Good morning John: Can you please explain how one can use DNA testing, which is a biological process, to test for religious belief?

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

    Very simple SS.

    If the DNA shows the deceased to be from England, chances are he/she will have been a Christian.

    Amazed you could not figure that one out.

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  • Sorry posted this de wrong place

    @ Simpleton

    When the Sage Annunaki mentioned DNA and Quaker heretofore, he did not do so to say that religious beliefs could be tested simpleton.

    The reasoning is thus.

    John IS KNOWN HERE AS THE CHAMPION OF THE QUAKER EXPERIENCE.

    The DNA challenge to John specifically, is a gentle goading that would, if taken by John the Quaker, and Historian, and explorer, and Agriculturalist and all sorts of things, expose him to the possibilities that his DNA MIGHT NOT BE SO PURE AFTER ALL and the possibility existed, AND WOULD THEN BE CONFIRMED “that his daddy ent he daddy, but he daddy doan know”

    Periodically you do prove the Honourable Blogmaster right though

    Heheheheh

    Doan cuss de po’ ole man I ole enough to be you fadder so respect me gray hairs ok?

    Heheheheh

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  • If Ghanaian nurses are coming what provision has the government made to make sure Barbados has quality nurses in the medium and long term? Have they tried to recruit in our neighbouring CARICOM nations? What are the basic qualifications and experience required of the Ghanaian nurses to qualify to work in Barbados? How long are they visas for?

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  • @David

    Did anybody find it interesting to see the head of Republic Bank invited to make a presentation at one of the functions in Ghana?
    ++++++++++++++
    Why not? He can assert that it’s the only indigenous bank on the island and it can claim that mantle after it absorbed the assets of BNB. She can’t very well request any presentation from BNS; RBC or FCIB when they are eyeing the nearest exit.

    Waiting for a T & T calypsonian to rework the lyrics of any song that refers to “smart bajan”, the answer to “All is mine” is “not any time”.

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  • https://phys.org/news/2019-10-isotope-analysis-source-poisoning-slaves.html

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajpa.23938

    I can probably even put a name to one set of the remains tested.

    He died in 1669!!

    “We are able to identify British Pb sources, and more specifically Bristol/Mendips Pb, as the most likely source of anthropogenic Pb on the plantation, highlighting the impact of the British Atlantic economy on the lives of enslaved peoples in Barbados during the period of plantation slavery. Furthermore, we find that there is only one clear outlier among seven individuals who had previously been identified as African‐born based on their enamel Sr isotope composition (Schroeder et al., American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2009, 139:547–557). All other individuals present a very homogenous Pb isotope composition, which overlaps with that of British Pb sources.”

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  • I am just angry that I have now to travel to Ghana to get acquainted with the bones /duppy dust. (lol) How come I was not invited to the ceremonial exhuming and how come I did not get to see them off?

    Seems to me the hoopla should have started here.

    I am happy that we are trying to forge links with Ghana. I just wish the links were not so crassly described in monetary terms.

    If it is only about gaining access to a market or stimulating investment it is doomed to failure.

    Our connection must first be spiritual.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Sergeant
    @ David Bu

    Republic Bank has a banking presence in West Africa. A former MD of Republic Bank Barbados Ltd headed up the operations there.

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  • @ Sargeant

    No amount of smoke and mirrors can make Republic Bank a Bajan bank. The big question is who paid the bank’s executive travel costs?

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  • @ Donna

    You said AND, IF I MAY, I WILL QUOTE

    “…I am happy that we are trying to forge links with Ghana. I just wish the links were not so crassly described in monetary terms.

    If it is only about gaining access to a market or stimulating investment it is doomed to failure.

    Our connection must first be spiritual…”

    Madman(oiselle)!

    De ole man IS GOING TO DIE AND SAY THAT!

    The Mugabe Government HAS TAKEN TO ONE SINGLE ISSUE OF BLACK IDENTITY AND PROSTITUTED IT!

    And that is what her sycophants CAN NEVER SEE!

    All this is about is $$ and when you start wrong you WILL END WRONG!

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  • @Hal Austin November 16, 2019 12:49 PM

    If Ghanaian nurses are coming what provision has the government made to make sure Barbados has quality nurses in the medium and long term? Have they tried to recruit in our neighbouring CARICOM nations? What are the basic qualifications and experience required of the Ghanaian nurses to qualify to work in Barbados? How long are they visas for?

    Did you ask all of the questions of the politicians in the UK when medical professionals from all over the EU were allowed to seek employment in the NHS?

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  • …those questions*..

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  • David 16, 2019 9:04 AM

    The issue is not about whether Mia is a trendsetter. It is about her government establishing links with countries in Africa to pursue government to government economic opportunities. See the initiative as positive and move on. Let us hope it does not fizzle but the first step to initiate a strategic relationship is required

    Xxxccccxcccccccc
    So can u spell out for barbadian what are these economic opportunities govt can acquire from Ghana which can service barbados
    From my vantage point the only service Mia can acquire from Ghana would be in the medical field
    Anything else would require barbadian society to be fully trained in those areas which can be productive economically
    Right now Mia expectations would revolve around seeking assistance from Africa but giving Africa nothing in return
    Africa has come to a realization that not everybody that smiles in face is a friend
    In the long run Ghana would also be looking from Barbados a reward for giving

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  • Go and read the memorandum of understanding.

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  • @ Bajan in New York

    You say we were at school together, but you must have had a very hard time. You seem obsessed with the UK and have been for the last four years.
    Do I ask you about Trump and New York. For your information, the qualifications in all 28(27) EU nations are the same. Is that true in CARICOM? Are the Chinese doctors at the QEH qualified to work in Barbados, or did they get a pass? If so, what about doctors qualified in |Cuba? Wher e is Mickey Walrond when you need him?

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  • Let me do a Simple Simon here!

    My brother loved my young son. He attempted to show that love by giving him money EVERY TIME he saw him. I did not want my son to associate my brother with money only and so I asked my brother to save up the money and give it to him at intervals. That way he would have to find some other reason to run towards my brother when he saw him. I wanted him to develop a love for my brother and to have a connection with him that had nothing to do with money. My son is now a teenager and that love flows both ways. And if ever the need arises so will the money.

    I know Barbados is desperate right now but all I am hearing about is the money matters. Why not do a Miller first and form the spiritual connection through the DNA tests?

    We have jumped too quickly into Economics and Finance. We should have started with History.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Pieces I get your Mottley admin displeasure and critiques on several policies but surely you and OTHERS can’t just be caustic on EVAthing… moreover, a man of YOUR awareness and wide knowledge should not be showing the level of DISRESPECT to the memory of any deceased ancestor as highlighted above.

    Look we all understand that Ms Mottley is grandstanding with this very high profile trip/event but let’s also understand that in its own way it’s important, relevant and another step in the very looong process of relations with the African motherland.

    Others mentioned above that many Caribbean leaders have forged similar links …the very educated folks here readily recall that 1) our PMs studied with many who also went on to be leaders of their African nations so they tried to forge links, commercial and political, based on those friendships but even more importantly 2) in trying to assert the African heritage of their people made the push for closer relations.

    We absolutely know of Marcus Garvey and should definitely know of how the nation of Liberia was created… in sum, the links of slaves descendants to the home of their ancestors is NOT new…

    But what in the Lord’s name does that have to do with any NEW effort to strengthen that relationship …particularly where the link has been relatively weak in the hearts and minds of many Bajans!?

    Criticize the lady loudly and purposely for all the BS done but let’s raise above the crass disrespect of OUR ancestors and leave aside the petty, partisan piffle like this from the resident DLP syncophant:

    “All these trips and not one blasted thing to show barbadians that would be beneficial to barbados
    On this trip she takes some duppy dust to Africa as a show of unity between barbados and Ghana…Wuhloss muh belly”
    .

    To laff at the reinterment of remains of anyone is reprehensible …that it’s done ostensibly to the act associated with the remains of African brother (or sister?) savagely taken from their home and now returned eons later says everything about how politically petty and ignorant we can be!

    I gone.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ dpD at 3:55 PM

    Yes indeed ! We are certainly descending to the ” petty and ignorant”. I hope we do not blame the Political Class for this as well.

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  • Bajan in NY
    Hal behaving as if the NHS in the UK does not recruit nurses from Ghana and outside the EU. This is why I have reduced my comments on BU–no logical, constructive, robust debate, just egos, knowitallism and agendas. The truth is that a lotta the big talkers on BU don’t know what dem talking bout.🤣🤣

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  • @Enuf fNovember 16, 2019 5:05 PM

    I have an aunt who went to the UK and worked as a nurse years before Hal set foot there, so he can’t run his bullshit by me.

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  • “Our connection must first be spiritual.”

    all spirituality was knocked out of them generationally…they do not and cannot even articulate spirituality in their minds….they will never be able to connect to the Continent….that link was severed through the colonial era……only those African descended who are chosen and whose spirituality REMAINED INTACT FROM BIRTH…will be thus privileged to enjoy that spiritual link.

    lack of vision Barbados politicians/ministers always do the same thing, first she is using taxpayer’s money for all her pretensive trips, so damn disrespectful is she that she never mentioned one word to the people in BARBADOS about returning African bones to Ghana, but putting on a big show in Ghana…..did she do any DNA testing on the bones to CONFIRM it was a Ghanian or even African……or that it was indeed slave bones…

    these fake leaders can never impress me, they lack basic common sense and intelligence..

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  • So Mia signs a Port agreement between Ghana and barbados
    My questions is to ask
    What does barbados have to export to Ghana
    It seems like Mottley opened a door that will well served Ghana interest

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  • Black Americans gine back home too.

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  • ” Ghanaian president proclaims 2019 ‘Year of Return’ of Blacks to Africa ”

    Barbados ” We Gatherin 2020 “

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  • Hope the nurses from Ghana fare better than their counterparts from Nigeria or the Nigerian Students

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  • @TLSN
    I have noticed a pattern in Mia’s ramblings. She is obsessed with population size. She constantly states that the Barbados economy consistently underperforms due to its small population.
    ++++++++++++++++
    Despite what you may have heard in some quarters, size does matter. Haven’t you constantly read the BLP supporters crowing about the size of their victory (aha you thought I was going in another direction) in that case I would have referred you to your fellow expat “Whitehill”.

    The favourite example of small territory success about these parts is Singapore partly because Lee Kuan Yew was at University with EWB but no one mentions Hong Kong which also has a large population, however I would caution anyone who believes that large populations are a harbinger of economic success as there are many crowded cities(countries) that are in financial straits.

    BTW ….. food for thought…..both Singapore and Hong Kong have majority Chinese populations.

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  • Hope the Bajans enjoying the real Ghanian cuisine.

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  • @ Sargeant,

    Almost all things are possible.

    Offshore islands can be created to accommodate the million people Stevens has been preaching as the solution to Barbados’ problems.

    The PM is pompasetting on the world stage having realised her life long dream and she is well on the road to being the greatest female Prime Minister Barbados ever had. lol

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  • @Hants

    In the BLP manifesto there is the commitment to build new islands in “stretching our physical horizon”, when those are completed all the Gov’t has to do is import a few million Chinese workers and voila we have a Caribbean Singapore or Caribbean Hong Kong.

    Looka its Saturday night and I just had my milk and honey.

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  • I know from my research thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of our ancestors have been excavated and their remains pelted one side in the efforts to move the earth to please.

    Where Ms. Mockley got these remains from?

    How come she never raised hell over the desecration of so many final resting places all over the island?

    If this isn’t for show I don’t know what could be.

    It is sick.

    I doubt she even knows the identity or origins of the remains.

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  • There are three issues here my friend DpD.

    The first issue is as follows.

    There is absolutely nothing that Mugabe Mottley can do in my books that will convince me that she IS NOT A DICTATOR ENTRENCHED IN HER SELF AGRANDISEMENT EXERCISE.

    NOTHING!! barring doing *** and making *** I know that she is a thief.

    Secondly, you have no idea of what is happening here a d if you dont know you should remain quiet.

    There is nothing that I say or do THAT IS NOT BACKED UP BY FACTUAL EVIDENCE.

    I am not talking rather posting for posting sake.

    She is a RH TEIF and resultedly AND thirdly SINCE SHE HAS RH COMMITTED MORE THEFT, and continues to steal what both she and I know to be **** I CANNOT IN ANY SERIOUS CONSCIENCE assign to the woman any type of principle

    De ingrunt Word that would be like if you knew me to be a paedophile and a homosexual BUT THEN PROCEEDED TO LEAVE YOUR 10 YEAR OLD SON HOME WITH ME, while you go on a 3 month cruise.

    And this is why I liken her exhuming the bones, creating them a d then transporting them anywhere to be akin to whoredom BECAUSE, I MY EXPERIENCE, SHE HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING THAT MAKES THIS OLE MAN BELIEVE THAT SHE HAS CHANGED!

    She insults the bones of our ancestors DpD so, while you may think that my pronouncements are of a particular nature, I stand here, in the Sight of My Creator, knowing that I can say that she hath done me, AND MANY MORE LIKE ME, GREAT HARM.

    And has made no restitution for her actions.

    So, my kind friend I WILL NOT YIELD because she has not changed!

    Whe He who guides my hands tell me, it is enough, then I will pause, BUT UNTIL THEN DPD, I give no quarter.

    That is why we got enslaved in the first place, OUR DOCILITY, AND BELIEF IN THE CHARITY OF A SERPENT

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  • @ WARU

    You said and I quote

    “…so damn disrespectful is she that she never mentioned one word to the people in BARBADOS about returning African bones to Ghana, but putting on a big show in Ghana…”

    And

    @ John

    You said and I quote

    “…How come she never raised hell over the desecration of so many final resting places all over the island?

    If this isn’t for show I don’t know what could be.

    It is sick.

    I doubt she even knows the identity or origins of the remains…”

    In concert the two of you have encapsulated precisely what I said in my colourful language.

    How de RH a prime Minister could hide and dig up a RH Ghanaian and participate in a RH fiasco of this nature AND NOT SAY ONE FVUCKING WORD TO BAJANS?

    BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT GIVE ONE FVUCK BOUT WE!!!

    And we, like the poochlickers that we are, WILL SIT DOWN HERE AND NOT SAY ONE RH WORD with this RH trickery.

    It is an insult to us black people even more than it is an insult to Bajans of which John is one.

    Note how all de rest come heah and ent say word one!

    In fact, where is the PdP on this desecration and perverted grave robbing?

    You understand how RH low this woman is going with this?

    You understand how devious she must be to think of something as sick as this shite?

    But I is to shut up cause I disrespectful

    Looka doan leh me cuss no more tonight do

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with two items here one for DPD and the other one for John and WARU

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  • “Looka its Saturday night and I just had my milk and honey.”
    with a cherry on top? Or you didn’t don one of them.

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  • Here is a Cherry. lol.

    The only item on my bucket list is to see her and the Ladies of Soul live in concert in the Netherlands or Belgium.

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  • No that is solid gold.
    Apr. 10, 2020 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Apr. 18, 2020 P60, Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Apr. 24, 2020 Bibelot, Dordrecht, Netherlands

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  • “however I would caution anyone who believes that large populations are a harbinger of economic success as there are many crowded cities(countries) that are in financial straits.”

    only FOOLS would believe that a bigger population size makes things easier in any country…

    The bigger the population size of an island/country…the BIGGER THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS…these small time jokers CAN’T EVEN..fix the small island problems they got without hiring million dollar consultants to show and tell them what to do, so where in hell will they get intelligence…or commonsense, both of which they ALL LACK …to manage a successfull population and economy of more than 280,000 people…especially when they are ALL SO DAMN CORRUPT, are notorious thieves, ABUSERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS and can NEVER BE TRUSTED….by the Black population.

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  • As de ole man said I expected I published this before but…

    There are three issues here my friend DpD.

    The first issue is as follows.

    There is absolutely nothing that Mugabe Mottley can do in my books that will convince me that she IS NOT A DICTATOR ENTRENCHED IN HER SELF AGRANDISEMENT EXERCISE.

    NOTHING!! barring doing *** and making *** I know that she is a thief.

    Secondly, you have no idea of what is happening here a d if you dont know you should remain quiet.

    There is nothing that I say or do THAT IS NOT BACKED UP BY FACTUAL EVIDENCE.

    I am not talking rather posting for posting sake.

    She is a RH TEIF and resultedly AND thirdly SINCE SHE HAS RH COMMITTED MORE THEFT, and continues to steal what both she and I know to be **** I CANNOT IN ANY SERIOUS CONSCIENCE assign to the woman any type of principle

    De ingrunt Word that would be like if you knew me to be a paedophile and a homosexual BUT THEN PROCEEDED TO LEAVE YOUR 10 YEAR OLD SON HOME WITH ME, while you go on a 3 month cruise.

    And this is why I liken her exhuming the bones, creating them a d then transporting them anywhere to be akin to whoredom BECAUSE, I MY EXPERIENCE, SHE HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING THAT MAKES THIS OLE MAN BELIEVE THAT SHE HAS CHANGED!

    She insults the bones of our ancestors DpD so, while you may think that my pronouncements are of a particular nature, I stand here, in the Sight of My Creator, knowing that I can say that she hath done me, AND MANY MORE LIKE ME, GREAT HARM.

    And has made no restitution for her actions.

    So, my kind friend I WILL NOT YIELD because she has not changed!

    Whe He who guides my hands tell me, it is enough, then I will pause, BUT UNTIL THEN DPD, I give no quarter.

    That is why we got enslaved in the first place, OUR DOCILITY, AND BELIEF IN THE CHARITY OF A SERPENT

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  • And then as I had a anticipated the second item that was published, that also suffered a similar fate heheheheh but…

    @ WARU

    You said and I quote

    “…so damn disrespectful is she that she never mentioned one word to the people in BARBADOS about returning African bones to Ghana, but putting on a big show in Ghana…”

    And

    @ John

    You said and I quote

    “…How come she never raised hell over the desecration of so many final resting places all over the island?

    If this isn’t for show I don’t know what could be.

    It is sick.

    I doubt she even knows the identity or origins of the remains…”

    In concert the two of you have encapsulated precisely what I said in my colourful language.

    How de RH a prime Minister could hide and dig up a RH Ghanaian and participate in a RH fiasco of this nature AND NOT SAY ONE FVUCKING WORD TO BAJANS?

    BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT GIVE ONE FVUCK BOUT WE!!!

    And we, like the poochlickers that we are, WILL SIT DOWN HERE AND NOT SAY ONE RH WORD with this RH trickery.

    It is an insult to us black people even more than it is an insult to Bajans of which John is one.

    Note how all de rest come heah and ent say word one!

    In fact, where is the PdP on this desecration and perverted grave robbing?

    You understand how RH low this woman is going with this?

    You understand how devious she must be to think of something as sick as this shite?

    But I is to shut up cause I disrespectful

    Looka doan leh me cuss no more tonight do

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  • And once again, we have another item that speaks in a noncomplìmentary way about the Scum of the Earth being moderated but…

    But, here is what John Q said in a “respectful way”

    “…I was in “the old churchyard” (St. Mary’s Church) recently and I expected to see grave stones from the 1600’s because it was supposed to have predated St. Michaels Parish Church.

    It is after all on early maps.

    I found one single gravestone from the 17th century.

    Maybe I did not look hard enough.

    I can find some in St. Michael’s Parish Church (the Cathedral) but not many.

    Most people in the first 2 centuries of the existence of Barbados were buried in unmarked graves.

    Digging up remains to transport them to Africa is just plain dumb…”

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  • @ Bajan in New York

    As I write, there are 40000 nursing vacancies in the UK’s NHS. Given a choice, where do you think the brightest and best Ghanaian nurses will choose to go, Barbados or UK?

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    I know that the two points stated by John Q and WARU that de ole man repeated WILL CAUSE YOU CONCERN BUT…

    AS MAN, DEM IS DE TRUTH!

    Would you at least tek dem out of permanent moderation???

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  • Mia like Trump thrives on fake news
    This story about her taking remains of a slave is among one of the many lies thrown up.in the peoples faces
    Where is the voice of Dr. Karl Watson at this time
    A voice which needs to be heard
    People are asking question as to the truthfulness of this story and the voices of those who hold the key to answering these historical questions dating back to the 16th century are quiet.
    How ever why would Mia want to transport the bones of an ancestor without full transparency to the people or even having done so with a duty of dignified religious ritual to the departed soul

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  • Hal the QEH needs more than nurses
    Any right thinking qualified medical practitioner would first do a research of the hospital before stepping foot in the QEH
    The working enviroment needs a thorough overhaul starting with supplies
    Govt reliance of bringing Ghana nurses within a unhealthy working enviroment is now being placed within a formula of putting new wine in old bottles
    Barbados needs a state of the art modern hospital not a pkg of band aids in the form of Ghana nurses to stop the bleeding

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  • @ Mariposa

    Two points: even if the QEH has to import nurses, what are they doing to make sure this shortage does not happen again? Are they recruiting and training young people, or are they going to panic again when there is s future shortage?
    As to doctors, we want their records as clinicians made public: how many operations they have carried out? How many of the patients survived and how many were seriously injured or died? How many complaints have been made against them by colleagues and patients? How long have they been practising? Can you see the information gap when the clinician is a foreigner: Chinese or Indian or American or Brit?
    There should also be a publicly funded patients’ advocate office, situated on the executive floor, to defend the interests of patients, the most important people in health care policy.

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  • Mia signs agreement to open Barbados port for trade between barbados and Ghana
    What does barbados have to trade to Ghana
    This agreement gives Ghana an upper hand by way of trading their goods and services within small island nations freely while small island nations are still struggling to fight off the effects of an economic global environment whose game plan is to sell at a cheaper rate disallowing these small island nations to compete on a equal level playing field or even sell their goods and services within a global market without undergoing stealth regulation
    Most likely the same effect will occur when Ghana plants its economic foot prints on small island soil
    One can now envision Ghana setting up shop in Barbados easily plying their goods and products while local barbadian merchants feel the squeeze
    As if it is not enough that a global economy littered with business sharks done enough damage to the economies of small island nations all but shutting them out with selling their products at cheaper rates while leaving a foot print of economic proweress
    Mia now adds one more

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  • 6th submission

    @ WARU

    You said and I quote

    “…so damn disrespectful is she that she never mentioned one word to the people in BARBADOS about returning African bones to Ghana, but putting on a big show in Ghana…”

    And

    @ John

    You said and I quote

    “…How come she never raised hell over the desecration of so many final resting places all over the island?

    If this isn’t for show I don’t know what could be.

    It is sick.

    I doubt she even knows the identity or origins of the remains…”

    In concert the two of you have encapsulated precisely what I said in my colourful language.

    How de RH a prime Minister could hide and dig up a RH Ghanaian and participate in a RH fiasco of this nature AND NOT SAY ONE FVUCKING WORD TO BAJANS?

    BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT GIVE ONE FVUCK BOUT WE!!!

    And we, like the poochlickers that we are, WILL SIT DOWN HERE AND NOT SAY ONE RH WORD with this RH trickery.

    It is an insult to us black people even more than it is an insult to Bajans of which John is one.

    Note how all de rest come heah and ent say word one!

    In fact, where is the PdP on this desecration and perverted grave robbing?

    You understand how RH low this woman is going with this?

    You understand how devious she must be to think of something as sick as this shy$e?

    But I is to shut up cause I disrespectful

    Looka doan leh me cuss no more tonight do

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  • Look under neath all this “fake shortage” issue is a belief that barbadian nurses are not best qualified which is a shameful discourse because it points once again at Barbados education system in a shameful manner
    A matter which needs to be looked into how our professionals acquire qualification standards and a question which needs to be asked of the educational administration of practices and hiring standards of those who are hired to do the job of teaching and training

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