We Are All Sunk

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Submitted by Grenville Phillips II,

As a small independent country, there are a few maxims that should guide our behaviour.  Never blast a hole in our boat, because it can sink, and we will all suffer.  Never contaminate the food on our boat, because we will all get sick.  Never sabotage any part of our boat, because it will hinder our progress.

The only justifiable reason for damaging the boat, is for enslaved people to protest their condition.  However, we are no longer slaves.  Our slave fore-parents purchased this land for us with their blood.

We elect persons to navigate our boat for up to 5 years.  We may severely criticise their performance.  However, there is no good reason for any Barbadian today to damage our boat.  This should be common sense.  However, there are a few Barbadians who think that they have a licence to harm our boat.

Participating in corruption, bribery, and drug-gang alliances, is to blast a hole in our boat.  Infiltrating and then politicising professional, industry, news media, and union organisations is to contaminate our water supply.  Discouraging responsible foreign investment, is to sabotage our boat.

Opposition politics in Barbados is about convincing people how bad things are, so that they will vote against the party in government.  To do this, each party relies on their political operatives.  These operatives know of only one method of maintaining discontent, that is to harm our boat.

Political operatives have adopted this slave legacy of sabotage, as part of their opposition to the party in Government.  They have a real incentive.  They are normally well-rewarded by their political party.  Therefore, they focus on getting their party elected by any means, regardless of the cost to us.

Since either the BLP or DLP is opposing the party in Government, opposition political operatives are always trying to harm Barbados.  However, this continuous harming of Barbados must stop – for all our sakes.  Since the DLP is currently out of Government, it is up to them to stop this cycle.

The DLP’s political operatives will naturally feel that they are being unfaired.  They saw that the BLP’s worst political operatives, who did major damage to the boat when they were in opposition, were richly rewarded.  They think that now is the time for them to earn their reward.

Despite how badly the BLP’s political operatives behaved when the BLP was in opposition, someone needs to decide to be the adult.  Otherwise, this toxic tit-for-tat political environment that both parties have cultivated, will never end.

If we want to preserve this country for our children, we must find a way of competing politically that does not include damaging our boat.  Perhaps all political parties can consider the following initiatives.

  1. Each party should explain how they plan to stop their candidates from accepting bribes.  The public can then decide whether their methods are effective.
  2. Professional organisations can analyse and compare each party’s social development and economic growth plans.
  3. Industry organisations can assess and compare each party’s barriers to investment.
  4. The media can provide fair, honest, and non-partisan political coverage.
  5. The unions can stop promoting and protecting one party, and frustrating and not-cooperating with the other.

After 50 years of independence, we should be mature enough to try a better path.  However, it is unlikely that political operatives will behave properly, because the rewards are just too enticing.  Since they harm our boat on behalf of their party, only their party can order them to stop.

It is foreseen that if both parties do not restrain their political operatives, then Barbados will become ungovernable.  However, simply ordering their political operatives to cease and desist will not be enough.  The DLP’s political operatives will justifiably claim that they alone are asked to bear the burden.

To ensure full participation by all political operatives, they must all be convinced that they will never again be rewarded for harming Barbados.  For this to happen, then BLP must terminate the reward-appointments of their worst political operatives – otherwise, we are all sunk.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados.  He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

218 thoughts on “We Are All Sunk


  1. @Soutions “Our slave fore-parents purchased this land for us with their blood.”

    Our enslaved foreparents had a lot of their blood shed, but that blood did not purchased little or no land. In fact until many Bajans went to Panama, and sweated to build the Canal most black Bajans owned no land. Not a single square foot.

    We must be careful not to look at the past through rose colored glasses.


  2. @Silly Woman December 17, 2019 7:43 PM

    Can Hal Austin tell us In the old days, that is pre-1966, how many Bajan 100 year old Bajans had running water at home.

    Hal is a major league bullshitter from the Ivy. Don’t pay attention to the nonsense he sits down and post on BU. I already told him to leave the problems in Bim to people like you, and go to the aid of the thousands at the food banks and soup kitchens in the UK.


  3. YOU TELL US pre-1966, how many Bajan 100 year old had running water at home.
    pre-1966, how many Bajan 100 year old WERE THERE?


  4. GP I will have to check the census data. But as a physician you might be able to give us an estimate until such time as i am able to check the census for that period.


  5. @Greene. I like your respone to Ewart. I couldn’t agree with you more. Keep your progress and civilisation and leave us alone. We are not your burden. The sentiel people on Adaman Island don’t give a damn about the outside modern world. However, most of us are already conditioned by trappings of modernity. No turning back. Somtimes I wished that every race of people should have evolved on their own separate faraway planet.


  6. @ Bajan in New York

    It is amazing. I genuinely liked you at school and enjoyed punching your up and down bowling all over the place. It seems as if the fun in the playground has seriously damaged you. Now in your mature years you seem to have gone bonkers. Plse re-read my post. You also seem obsessed with the UK.
    Look at the reaction of demented people and at that of someone like @PLT, a decent man.


  7. Trust you people to have all the good discussions when I am too busy and too exhausted to add to them in any meaningful way.

    You are making this a habit.

    Teewhite, Miller, Silly Woman, PLT, Forty Acres, GOOD STUFF!

    PS. GP, if I had moved in your sphere and known about your great wasted ideas I WOULD have bothered about your predicament and voiced my support in no uncertain terms. But I did not know. Do not hold that against me! My mother, father and brother would also have bothered. We all love and seek to promote great ideas because we are smart enough to see that they benefit us in the end. Some people are just shortsighted and others cannot see the big picture. You must not stop caring about the rest of us.


  8. Stuttering and spluttering will not help yall when the PEOPLE take away those diplomatic passports yall trying to accumulate to stop yaselves FROM GOING TO PRISON FOR THEFTS and money laundering and all types of other heinous crimes…

    KARMA will continue to march on…

    and Mia can forget to pretend being an AU ambassador, the REAL AMBASSADOR was able to DISLODGE tiefing France from Africa on pure will power…..

    ….Mia cannot even dislodge a coupleuneducated racist, thieving parasites in Barbados from robbing billions of dollars from the people because SHE IS OWNED BY THEM…that is the difference between her and the REAL AU ambassador..


  9. @Donna December 18, 2019 4:31 AM “Simple Simon (Silly Woman) What are you doing up so late? You will send up your light bill!”

    Is Christmas Donna. I collecting “donations” Send the cash (ONLY) to David and he will pass on to me.

    I hope that WARU does not get all three ‘o we for money laundering!!!

    LOLLL!!!


  10. I know money tight, but I would suggest to Mia that she has the road, she will be pictured, on repaired before she go on a photo-op, or don’t go.

    Picture makes us look backward.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/12/16/mission-tidy-national-clean-up-ahead-of-we-gatherin-2020/

    ‘Speaking with members of the media in Pot House, St John on Monday afternoon where she travelled for a firsthand look at deteriorated road conditions there, Mottley gave the residents the assurance that the access in that community would be restored soon.”

    Do you think that a person traveling daily on that road would see discarding a paper-cut as a problem?


  11. lol……FSC NEVER ONCE regulated any insurance company in Barbados or there would NEVER be so much stealing of billions of dollars from policy holders, trade confirmers, clico, this one, that one comes to mind……and NO ONE ever regulated lawyers or acountants or they would not STILL be so much money laundering starting in the parliament…and trickling down..

    the charties all POPPED UP overnight and suddenly all lawyers have registered charities, ASK Mia…YEARS NOW…the new way to TIEF from the people…don’t let them fool ya….

    After polluting the court system WITH CORRUPTION…for decades..this one Dale Whistleblower…has all types of excuses…just check his ICIJ accounts and see the MONEY LAUNDERING…all of them have OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS….in their own names, they are so uppity and arrogant…

    and not let’s talk about the minority crooks, syrians, indians and the little minority whites…..ALL MONEY LAUNDERERS…all have millions and millions in stolen assets and laundered this and that…why don’t he go after them…Dale…do your job..

    poor people have NOTHING TO LAUNDER…


  12. Real estate agents in Barbados launder land stolen from black families, some white families especially the elderly who are more vulnerable and EASIER TO FOOL AND ROB…ask wicked tiefing Pain and the same Dale…ALL THIEVES..


  13. To be honest…. the rest of the story from BarbadosToday

    BarbadosToday
    As it relates to badly eroded roads in Pot House, Mottley said the existing drain would be cleaned and culverts would be put in place, while the entire roadway would be redesigned.

    Remedial work will begin in a matter of days and the entire project should last three months.

    Officials were unable to say how much the Pot House road repairs would cost, but Mottley indicated that it would be funded through the Latin American Development Bank (CAF) road rehabilitation funding”

    Residents complained that the road in Pot House had been in a terrible state for many years, but was made even worse due to heavy rains, blocked drains and recent pipe laying carried out by the Jada group.

    “We are at the point of frustration. We are fed up now. We cannot commute this road as we would like,” said one resident.

    Mottley said: What we have become accustomed to in the last decade cannot be the standard to which we will now accept or reduce ourselves. As a result the Government will play its part, but each person in the country must play theirs too,” she insisted.

    The Minister of Finance also hinted that in the next budget, the Ministry of Transport and Works may get more than the $10 million it received last year, to carry out its work.

    “We are doing the audits. We have some savings that are going to come from the Inter-American Development Bank programme this year and we are reallocating those funds to the CAF programme, which is what will allow us to do this road and it will allow us to start Highway One and Highway Seven trenching,” she said, adding that those highways had water mains that were over 100-years-old that would need to be changed.

    Engineer with Stantec Robert Bynoe, apologized to residents on behalf of the Barbados Water Authority and the Jada Group, saying he was aware the pipe laying project had resulted in some inconvenience.

    “The permanent reinstatement is due to be installed during the coming week or two and then it will resolve this [erosion] issue. I want to apologize on behalf of the various parties for any inconveniences suffered by the residents… We are sorry,” he said.
    BarbadosToday


  14. @Bajan in NY December 17, 2019 10:18 PM “Hal is a major league bullshitter from the Ivy.”

    And my mummy used to do domestic work in that community. Hal has challenged me to name the family she was working for, but I don’t feel like telling him. In any event Hal was just a sweet tiny little boy at the time. If my mummy was alive (may she rest in peace) she would be well over 100 years old. My eldest sibling migrated to the U.K in early 1955 when Hal was still a little boy.

    The world did not begin with Hal’s birth, nor will it end when all of we old fogeys are dead and gone.


  15. In Barbados….THE TERRORISTS are in the parliament, the bar association and in the minority business community, they are thieves…the BIGGEST THREAT…to any country.

    the only people losing any sleep at night are the ones with all those OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNTS..


  16. Mia should be apologizing to the population for all the BAD ROADS…it only happened because BOTH GOVERNMENTS ARE SO CORRUPT…and took BILLIONS OF DOLLARS from the treasury to give tiefing Cow for SHODDY ROAD REPAIRS for yall CUT…..these are the results…and she has not said sorry yet…it did not hapen only 10 years ago, it has been happening for over 40 years….

    hey Dale…yall singlehandely DROVE THE ECONOMY INTO THE GROUND ALREADY…with decades of your tiefing….so do not blame anyone but yaselves….yall money laundering caused the over 100 corresponding BANKS TO RUN… from the Caribbean to save their reputations and freedom…

    that is how corrupt yall are…


  17. Get rid of the damn charities, no one wants HAND OUTS WHILE yall TIEF FROM THE TREASURY AND PENSION FUND by the billions and launder it offshore.

    …take ya tiefing, money laundering charities and stuff them….crooks..


  18. @ Silly

    Are you suggesting I was ever a little boy? @Bajan in New York will tell you differently. He knew me well and is ever so friendly on Facebook.
    Still want to know who your mum worked for in the Ivy. I will bet anything it was a family in Howells X Road? Only three families in that area were wealthy and posh enough to have servants.
    By the way, the chairman believes I am a grumpy old man.


  19. @Hal Austin December 18, 2019 3:27 AM “Look at the reaction of demented people”

    Who you calling demented though?

    How you know I int decent?

    I used to live in the great white north too, than I came home one year and saw that my parents were getting down. My mother was only 69 then, but I packed up and came home. I had no job and little money and young children to care for, but I also had a determination to find paid work so that I could care for my beloved parents in their declining years and I fdid find well paid work a few weeks later. I consider that decent behavior.

    There is NO geographical spot that I love/loved in the world more than I have love/loved my beloved parents.

    It is the responsibility PRINCIPALLY of mothers and fathers to care for their young children; and it is the responsibility PRINCIPALLY of adult children to care for their parents in their declining years and I make no excuse for saying so. Others, including the elderly parents themselves, the state, other relatives, the church, friends and neighbors may chip in. But the PRIMARY responsibility for organizing and/or delivering such care remains the FAMILY.


  20. Simple Simon,

    There is nothing wrong with stressing personal responsibility. As a matter of fact, taking personal responsibility would make the government irrelevant in many cases.

    While we are complaining about government wrongdoing we should also pay attention to what we ourselves could and should be doing to solve problems in our communities.

    Simple but not at all silly.

    Back to basics! A very good place to start.

    Your perspective is very much needed.

    We are not helpless. There is much that we can do despite any government.


  21. No state anywhere can ever replace the family. Families are based principally on love. Those who seek and obtain state power/authority/status have other motivations, but those motivations are only rarely based on love.

    So it is not enough to sit thousands of miles away and cry in your soup, and curse the country which nurtured you from infancy to adulthood, and expect the state to love your great aunt Eunice. The state will not/cannot love great aunt Eunice for you.


  22. @Hal Austin December 18, 2019 7:25 AM “@ Silly. Are you suggesting I was ever a little boy?”

    Yup. A sweet, happy li’l boy until life got to you. Life is oftentimes hard. Very hard.


    • @Simple Simon

      Love is the bedrock but bad policies by any government can and does compromise the integrity of many families, especially those on the fringe. It is therefore important for both to operate in harmony given their interdependence.


  23. I totally agree with imposing fines on those who don’t keep their properties clean. We have to go after both commercial and private property owners. For years we have been dumping as we like.
    The same people who pretend they can’t separate garbage and ;leave the country and follow the rules in the “big” countries when they go to live there.
    The country did not become a rat infested place last night. Anybody familiar with the bus stand going back to the 60s would know we had a rat problem back then.
    Amazingly some of us are comfortable blaming some period called the “ lost decade” for the rats as well.


  24. There will always be a rat problem. Rats are survivors. All we can do is contain it to manageable proportions.

    https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/louvre-museuam-rat-problem-dozens-rodents-garden-paris-24764656

    We are in a never-ending battle against rats. The problem is that some of us have thrown up our hands in surrender and are now putting down “Rats are welcome” mats.

    Believe it or not I am now in a battle with well educated family members who need to be convinced that we must continue the fight.

    “What can we do about rats?” I have been asked. “They are everywhere!”

    My answer – “Contain them! Because if we don’t kill some of them, they will kill all of us!”


  25. @William Skinner December 18, 2019 8:46 AM “@ Silly Woman. Is it alright to stay in the country and cuss it?
    Just asking.”

    Yup.

    But even while ya cussin’ find some way to do some good for somebody. Anybody.


  26. Just like ya tiefing RATS in the parliament who now believe that outside agencies and the people SHOULD REWARD them for using their MONEY LAUNDERING charities to steal BILLIONS of dollars from the people…instead of the LONG PRISON SENTENCES they all so richly deserve….two legged rats continue to believe they are entitled just because they were given FAKE TITLES…by the same people they rob….


  27. @David December 18, 2019 8:32 AM “@Simple Simon. Love is the bedrock but bad policies by any government can and does compromise the integrity of many families, especially those on the fringe. It is therefore important for both to operate in harmony given their interdependence.”

    Agreed.

    I couldn’t have said it better.


  28. A friend suggested I look at this blog last night.

    I was busy but now get here and noted that even though the topic bout politics and Duopoly, the Blogmaster has allowed his peoples TO CARRY THE TOPIC ALL OFF THE SUBJECT MATTER but, in another blog, issued a final warning to Dr. GP

    WHY DAT?

    could it simply be that by letting people write bear jobby that is unconnected to the topic, Grenville’s RH count has gone up beyond his usual 15 responses?

    Maybe you understand why I dont follow Grenville Phillips BECAUSE HIS Topics are weak and serve no purpose

    The blog is written by a writer whose argument is flawed

    He builds his premise using the example of a boat with supplies.

    Then his ensuing parameters constrain any and all discussion related to actions concerning this vessel and his tangent on “self scuttling”

    The blinders man on a trotting horse can see where he is going with this discussion heheheheh

    SO, BY HIS LIMITED NARRATIVE, “scuttling” or throwing away rat infested food, for example, is not an action to be allowed.

    Devoid as Bedroom Policeman is of any military experience or any politician “battle preparedness” of any type, he cannot factor in circumstances where

    1.the vessel in question is carrying a disease of bubonic plague like proportions AND CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO GET TO SHORE ergo scuttling

    Or

    2.the vessel in question IS SEVERELY DAMAGED BUT ITS CONTENTS ARE OF SUCH MILITARY VALUE that it cannot be allowed to be taken intact by the enemy as was the case with Francis Gary Powers and the Soviet capture of the U2 recon craft

    So, in political parlance, scenario one IS THE DUOPOLY.

    A vessel which has been delivering a deadly vector to bajans for years.

    So, here is this idiotic spewing of the Bedroom Policeman, which I quote

    “…Since either the BLP or DLP is opposing the party in Government, opposition political operatives are always trying to harm Barbados…”

    This non sequitur simply does not make sense!

    “Political operatives are always trying to harm Barbados…”

    WTF does this mean? Does he mean that when the BLP is in power, THE DLP IS A “POLITICAL OPERATIVE” OR VICE VERSA?

    or is what the dufus saying that “anyone outside of the DLP or BLP commenting about Barbados politics IS A POLITICAL OPERATIVE?

    So, based on his childish interpretation then anyone who comments on the political situation in the USA, who is neither a Democrat or A Republican IS A POLITICAL OPERATIVE?

    De ole man still reading did jobby with the hope that a few of you people will comment about this man’s megalomaniac behaviour being promoted by the Honourable Blogmaster AS A RH THIRD PARTY OPTION!

    Ironside where are you?

    Heheheheh, de ole man run you?


  29. PIECE

    THE MAN BASICALLY SUGGESTED TO ME YESTERDAY THAT I WAS A MERE SCRIBE WHEREAS HE WAS LIKE JESUS, I,E GOD.
    DIOTROPHES THINKING IS THAT IF YOU CORRECTLY THINK THAT SOLUTIONS BARBADOS DOES NOT HAVE ANY SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS, YOU ARE A POLITICAL OPERATIVE
    I THINK THAT THIS MAN HAS A PROBLEM WITH BLOOD CROSSING HIS BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER PROPERLY, EVEN WHEN IT ASCENDS TO HIS CIRCLE OF WILLIS.

    LOOK AT HIS PICTURE
    CANT YOU SEE THE FRONTAL BOSSING?
    DONT BE SURPRISED AT HIS FLAWED THINKING
    IF HE WAS TO GET INTO THE HOA BARBADOS WOULD TRULY BE SUNK


  30. Finally, Mr. William Skinner

    A voice of reason!

    But hold on a second ACCORDING TO BEDROOM POLICEMAN you are a political operative!

    We cannot listen to you

    Mr. Skinner you assuredly read this piffle!!!

    “…Despite how badly the BLP’s political operatives behaved when the BLP was in opposition, someone needs to decide to be the adult.

    Otherwise, this toxic tit-for-tat political environment that both parties have cultivated, will never end…”

    The man is making a childish argument which is asking THE VERY BADWORD DUOPOLY THAT HAS BROUGHT US TO WHERE WE ARE, to self police themselves!

    Here is the politically immature Bedroom Police, asking the DLP and BLP to “self police” their failed policing and corrupt country, a country that even at 2019 cannot resolve the CLICO ROBBERY, and whose Courts and Parliament is so openly corrupt to invite 5 drug dealers to its opening

    Can you believe this badword Grenville Phillip?

    Writing down a set of policing rules for a DUOPOLY in a country where the United States Police had to arrest one our criminals!

    If I was not addressing you Mr William Skinner I WOULD USE SOME WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS JOBBY ARTICLE.

    This is why the PdP needs to get busy doing something quickly because THIS IS THE CALIBRE OF CLOWN BEING PROMOTED BY THE HONOURABLE BLOGMASTER


  31. @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for Mr William Skinner

    Dr. GP stop mekking a feller laugh


  32. PIECE
    THIS IS NOT A LAFFING MATTER
    THIS IS SERIOUS MEDICINE
    THE MAN ADMITTED HERE ON BU THAT HE WAS A SLOW LEARNER AND MADE IT BY PERSISTENCE
    NOW I STUDY HIS PICTURE AND RELATE THE THINGS TO WHAT HE SAYS I CAN UNDERSTAND


  33. PIECE

    THEY GOT A YOUNGSTER WITH THE MILK STILL IN HE FACE PLAYING THE ORGAN AT ST LUKES AND ALL BOUT BUHBADOS

    GLAD TO SEE THIS.

    HEAR HIM PLAY DEERHURST, ONE OF THE FIRST HYMNS I EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE, WHEN AS A LAD OF ABOUT 6 MY GRANNY TOOK ME TO PATRONAL FESTIVAL AT ST PAUL’S

    THEY HAD TWO TENORS MALONEY AND GARNES WHO USED TO RIP THAT TENOR
    JOHN FLETCHER WOULD SAY THAT MUSIC IS ORGASMIC!

    UP HERE WE SING DEERHURST TO ABA FATHER WE APPROACH THEY OR TO

    JESUS LORD WE KNOW THEE PRESENT AT THY TABLE FRESHLY SPREAD

    U TUBE IS A MARVELLOUS THING FOR A RETIRED FOGEY LIKE ME


  34. And got the damn NERVE…to talk about the work those tiefing, money laundering charities are doing…so if they are doing such fine work…how come ALL OF YOU ARE MILLIONAIRES…with tons of offshore accounts stretching from EAST to WEST …and the people and COUNTRY ARE DEAD BROKE….yall even got big businesses in UK in ya own names…UK need to check out those companies TOO…

    ya must think ya talking to outside agencies whom ya can feed SHITE and tell enuff, enuff LIES…and it will take them a minute to notice the difference…but ah will expose yall tiefing rat asses…


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

    He seems to be playing slightly out of tempo or, as is usual, the bajan choir is singing too slow.

    With time he will master the foot pedals too but it is a great effort with a beautiful tune.

    I saw the recent rendition in Japanese and remarked that the Worship of God is of such homogeneity that language DOES NOT DIMINISH THE DEPTH AND PROFOUNDNESS OF HIS WORD AND WORTH!


  36. PIECE
    As a primary school boy at St Lawrence, we had to memorize this hymn to sing it at prayers.

    How could a little boy grasp the depths of these lyrics? I THINK I HAVE THEN NOW THOUGH—ESPECIALLY VERSE 3 BELOW

    In the St Lawrence choir, we little boys longed to grow up to be able to sing the tenor line in the tune CONTEMPLATION, PLAYED BELOW BY YOUNG MR ROWE. THE ALTO IS SWEET TOO

    When all Thy mercies, O my God,
    My rising soul surveys,
    Transported with the view, I’m lost
    In wonder, love and praise.

    Unnumbered comforts to my soul
    Thy tender care bestowed,
    Before my infant heart conceived
    From whom those comforts flowed.

    When in the slippery paths of youth
    With heedless steps I ran,
    Thine arm unseen conveyed me safe,
    And led me up to man.

    Through every period of my life
    Thy goodness I’ll pursue
    And after death, in distant worlds,
    The glorious theme renew.

    Through all eternity to Thee
    A joyful song I’ll raise;
    For, oh, eternity’s too short
    To utter all Thy praise!


  37. PIECE
    YOUNG ROWE IS DOING WELL FOR HIS AGE MAN
    I WOULD THINK THAT HE IS LARGELY SELF TAUGHT

    HE LOOK LIKE HE HUMBLE TOO
    I WOULD VOTE FOR HIM ANY DAY BEFORE I VOTE FOR DIOTROPHES


  38. RE He seems to be playing slightly out of tempo or, as is usual, the bajan choir is singing too slow.
    YOU ARE PROBABLY WITNESSING DOPPLER EFFECT PIECE


  39. @ GP at 10 :55 AM

    As usual GP, a lovely choice of music. Quite a soothing relief from the noise. I think the organist did an excellent job, given his age and experience.
    By the way, the organ is for the most part, the reassembled St. Mary’s pipe organ. I think it was a Walker organ.


  40. VINCENT

    SO WHAT DO THEY HAVE AT ST MARY’S NOW?
    IF YOU ARE CORRECT,,,,,,,,,THAT BOY IS STEPPING IN SOME LARGE SHOES.
    I CAN SEE IN MY MIND’S EYE BENTLEY ROCKING BACK AND PLAYING AT ST MARY’S

    I RECALL IN 66 FOR INDEPENDENCE
    WE HAD A 3 CHOIR FESTIVAL WITH CH CH (HACKETT) ST MARY’S (CALLENDER) AND ST PETER’S HELD AT EACH OF THESE THREE CHURCHES

    I CAN NOT THINK OF MANY HYMNS IN THE HYMNS ANCIENT AND MODERN THAT DO NOT HAVE BEAUTIFUL TUNES

    BUT THERE ARE MANY IN WHICH THE TENOR THOUGH OFTEN SIMPLE IS VERY MELODIOUS………TOO SWEET


  41. Observe the politically immature and mentally unsound Wannabee ‘s “solutions”

    1.Each party should explain how they plan to stop their candidates from accepting bribes. The public can then decide whether their methods are effective.

    BEDROOM POLICEMAN since you are the consummate idiot and a political Cretin de ole man will give you some instruction.

    “…”Any person who steals anything capable of being stolen, is guilty of a felony and is liable if no other punishment is provided to imprisonement for…”

    CHECK DE RH LAWS FOR THE STATUTE!

    2.Professional organisations can analyse and compare each party’s social development and economic growth plans.

    IN CASE NO ONE HAS INFORMED YOU YUH IDIOT, DAT IS CALLED A MANIFESTO.

    manifesto – a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

    3.Industry organisations can assess and compare each party’s barriers to investment.

    DAT IDEA YUH SCVUNT IS ALSO INCLUDED IN A MANIFESTO and breaches nothing new.

    ALL IT MEANS IS THAT YOU ARE NOW READING BARBADOS UNDERGROUND POSTS AND USING A THESAURUS TO MEK IT LOOK LIKE YOU THINKING ORIGINAL THOUGHTS!

    4.The media can provide fair, honest, and non-partisan political coverage.

    WHAT IS ORIGINAL BOUT DAT YUH DUFUS?

    YOU REALLY SHOWING BAJANS HOW STOOPID YOU ARE

    5.The unions can stop promoting and protecting one party, and frustrating and not-cooperating with the other.

    WTF!

    People going have opinions yuh RH where you agree with one person and not agree with another!

    BEDROOM POLICEMAN YOU HAVE AGAIN CONFIRMED WHY YOU MUST NEVER EVER BE LET INTO THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

    YOU JES PUT DOWN IN WRITING DAT YOU WANT A ONE OPINION STATE YUH RASS**LE!

    Your party strategist let you write this shy$e??

    You AND HE, want seeing a psychiatrist

    Heheheheh

    You are one mad a.ss outpatient!!!


  42. @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with a review of the 5 substantive points presented by Grenville Phillips here


  43. What I said earlier about Grenville’s non point is

    “…Observe the politically immature and mentally unsound Wannabee ‘s “solutions”

    1.Each party should explain how they plan to stop their candidates from accepting bribes. The public can then decide whether their methods are effective.

    BEDROOM POLICEMAN since you are the consummate idiot and a political Cretin de ole man will give you some instruction.

    “…”Any person who steals anything capable of being stolen, is guilty of a felony and is liable if no other punishment is provided to imprisonement for…”

    CHECK DE RH LAWS FOR THE STATUTE!

    2.Professional organisations can analyse and compare each party’s social development and economic growth plans.

    IN CASE NO ONE HAS INFORMED YOU YUH IDIOT, DAT IS CALLED A MANIFESTO.

    manifesto – a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

    3.Industry organisations can assess and compare each party’s barriers to investment.

    DAT IDEA YUH SCVUNT IS ALSO INCLUDED IN A MANIFESTO and breaches nothing new.

    ALL IT MEANS IS THAT YOU ARE NOW READING BARBADOS UNDERGROUND POSTS AND USING A THESAURUS TO MEK IT LOOK LIKE YOU THINKING ORIGINAL THOUGHTS!

    4.The media can provide fair, honest, and non-partisan political coverage.

    WHAT IS ORIGINAL BOUT DAT YUH DUFUS?

    YOU REALLY SHOWING BAJANS HOW STOOPID YOU ARE

    5.The unions can stop promoting and protecting one party, and frustrating and not-cooperating with the other.

    WTF!

    People going have opinions yuh RH where you agree with one person and not agree with another!

    BEDROOM POLICEMAN YOU HAVE AGAIN CONFIRMED WHY YOU MUST NEVER EVER BE LET INTO THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

    YOU JES PUT DOWN IN WRITING DAT YOU WANT A ONE OPINION STATE YUH RASS**LE!

    Your party strategist let you write this shy$e??

    You AND HE, want seeing a psychiatrist

    Heheheheh

    You are one mad a.ss outpatient!!!…”


  44. @ the Honourable Blogmaster you assistance please with my examination of Grenville Phillips’ absolute idiocy


  45. What exactly is there to review? Waste of time.

    But one thing I will say is that if Miss Mottley manages to get Barbados cleaned up she would have earned half of my vote again. The benefits would be far reaching – economically, socially and healthwise both physically and mentally.

    So far she has restored a reliable electrical supply to my area. I am truly thankful that I no longer fight alone. One stressor gone!

    The biggest stressor is the derelict houses, vehicle shells, overgrown bush and garbage that keep me sitting inside my hot house instead of exploring the outdoors as I used to do. I will be truly thankful if I no longer clean up alone.

    Let us pray!


  46. I hope that “clean-up” does not mean cutting down perfectly good trees and bushes.

    We Bajans have a way of thinking that trees and bush are bad.

    But we want a million trees planted do we?

    Should I cut down, my woman tongue tree, my flamboyant, my mahogany, the ancient hog plum at the end of my gap?

    I hope that somebody will provide a list of “bad” trees and “good” trees “bad” bushes and “good” bushes before I get out my power saw.

    Otherwise we may go from jungle to desert.

    Anybody ever fly over Haiti? My Little Susie was ten [long before the earthquake] when she first saw it and asked me “mummy, what happened”?


  47. Simple Simon,

    I have cut down some of my troublesome trees and shall replace them with fruit trees. The only problem is that I live on subdivided family land almost surrounded by abandoned properties of deceased relatives. I have been trying to get their heirs to clean them up. I even offered to front the money and wait for repayment but that was declined. Every month I have to pay a man to put down rat bait on the properties and search for bodies. Had to spray for the termites and remove mosquito larvae. I am tired of picking up the garbage that is thrown by passers by.

    i am awaiting the e-mail address from Mia to pass on the names, addresses and photographs. It makes no sense planting fruit trees for the rats to frequent.

    If Mia does as she says she would have earned half of my vote in the next election.


  48. Talking about bad roads. Barbados road network density, like a lot of caribbean island states, has become a curse. Too many roads relative to our population size, land area, and most of all, our economic output. Look at Panama and Costa Rica, huge countries relative to ours, yet they have a very small road network density.

    The legacy of the plantation system is the root of this problem. It’s nice to have an extensive road system, but then it becomes a headache trying to maintain all that infrastructure. Another big problem is the corruption and political patronage embedded in road construction and repair. Not unique to Barbados, the Japanese are know for this. Japan has a very extensive road network considering it is a very mountainous country. The Japanese are able to do this by printing money.


  49. They are giving away hundreds of millions of taxpayer’s money to a slave master wannbe and outright thief…so what kinda of roads do you think you will get…both governments did that.


  50. So, is it safe to say they have put together a yardfowl website and are no longer trying to recruit fowls on BU..lol


  51. Doan worry, no matter how de Minister of Disinformation tries to protect you, YOU GINE SHOW YOUR FOOLISH A.SS.

    You cannot help it, it is in your megalomaniac nature!

    Try as he may, he knows that he CANNOT PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR BEDROOM POLICEMAN SELF

    heheheheh


  52. @ GP at 1:15 PM
    Sorry for the late response. I took a break. St.Mary’s has a Rogers Organ.It has speaking pipes as well as computerised synthetic sound generators. Fairly acceptable instrument. But I am a purist. I prefer pipes.
    Yes. Bentley Callender was a very gifted organist.RIP.


  53. @nextparty246 December 18, 2019 4:55 PM

    Why can’t you look on the bright side and see the ‘testy’ challenges you are encountering on BU as necessary for your continuing spiritual and intellectual development.

    You do (still) have a long way to go but you have travelled a long road and have matured measurably, considering the many initial faux pas like demanding to be the dictator of Bajan sexual morality.

    We are glad to see that you have managed to dull your propensity to be the school play ground bully and are prepared to entertain alternative views in arriving at ‘solutions’ to save Barbados from social and economic dystopia.

    Keep it up, No.2, the one who is still on the road to Damascene enlightenment!

    There is still hope that some of your former political colleagues might see the errors of their wayward PPdd ways and, like the prodigal son, return to the SB fold to become some of your most ardent disciples to save Barbados from a state of de facto one party rule.

    Piece the Legend and even your biblical Judas friend Dr. GP are banking on you.

    But there is one other request we ask of you:
    Please try to get rid of your false halo of bigoted arrogance and superciliousness.

    You are nothing more than just another human being in need of God’s love and beneficence.


  54. RE Piece the Legend and even your biblical Judas friend Dr. GP are banking on you.

    MILLER
    I AM NO JUDAS AND CERTAINLY NO FRIEND OF DIOTROPHES.

    THE ONLY THING I AM BANKING ON IS FOR THE MORON TO STOP MISINTERPRETING AND MISAPPLYING GOD’S WORD AND TO STOP PROMISING WHAT HE DOES NOT HAVE….
    I.E STOP PROMISING THAT SOLUTIONS BARBADOS HAS SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS BECAUSE HE DOES NOT.

    I STILL WAITING FOR HIM TO SUGGEST TO ME HOW THE GARBAGE CAN BE PICKED UP WITHOUT GUVMENT GARBAGE TRUCKS AND GUVMENT GARBAGE WORKERS.

    HE CANT ANSWER THAT WITH HIS PITHY PEDESTRIAN PUERILE POSTS OR NON THINKING

    I STILL CANT UNDERSTAND HOW BIG MOUT MIA MUGABE MAO MUTTLEY AND PRIME WICKER WITH A 30:0 WIN IN THE LAST ELECTION COULD NOT WORK IT OUT EITHER

    GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO BIM SPARING THE COUNTRY FROM AN EPIDEMIC OF LEPTOSPIROSIS AND BUBONIC PLAGUE


  55. PHILIPS THE DIOTROPHETIC MORON

    THESE ARE THE VERSES THAT YOU NEED TO LEARN FROM PROVERBS THEY DESCRIBE YOU TO A TEE.

    As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

    2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

    3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.

    4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

    5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

    6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

    7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

    8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

    9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.

    10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

    11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

    12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.


  56. @GP: With sincere respect.

    Rather than demanding of another, why don’t you do?

    I have personally found that telling others what to do often doesn’t go over so well.

    Doing interesting stuff, on the other hand, /may/ draw attention. And assistance.

    FWIW. YMMV.


  57. likkle halsal

    RE Rather than demanding of another, why don’t you do?

    likkle halsal

    did you see or hear me say that I want to run the country? or get in the HOA?
    I HAVE ALREADY DONE ALL THAT I WAS ALLOWED TO DO
    I HAVE ALREADY DONE ALL THAT I HAD OPPORTUNITY TO DO

    likkle halsal

    WHEN AN IGNORANT INATE, INCOMPETENT MAN WANTS TO LEAD ME AND THE NATION , I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND IDEAS FROM HIM, AT LEAST,


  58. Miller December 18, 2019 6:03 PM

    But there is one other request we ask of you:
    Please try to get rid of your false halo of bigoted arrogance and superciliousness.

    You are nothing more than just another human being in need of God’s love and beneficence.+

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

    “As usual you bring poison…..blah blah blah, but fortunately I am immune.”

    If you criticize the man’s attitude you are a hater. This is a childish term that ALWAYS gets my goat. I would never vote for anyone who uses that term.


  59. @GP: “…did you see or hear me say that I want to run the country?

    No. But I did hear (rather loudly) that only your God was the correct god, and all decisions should be made within that context.

    To put on the table, in my opinion, we have a lot of serious work to do.

    It would be good if we could compartmentalize what is immediately important, and what can be tabled for later.

    Time is finite.


  60. GP

    Trump is asking his supporters for Pray
    How about sending upna couple prays to your God for Trump
    Today his a.ss is about to be scorched and and sent to hell


  61. What is so difficult to understand about this?

    Go back to any of the 5 political articles Bedroom Policeman aka Grenville Phillips has written in the last 6 weeks and pull one suggestion about how to run Barbados FROM IT!

    JES ONE ITEM FROM EACH ONE!

    if he has written 6 articles YOU CANNOT FIND ONE SUGGESTION!

    Not one RH suggestion!

    So when you Halsall come up with this condescending suggestion WHEN GRENVILLE BEEN OUT HERE FOR 4 YEARS, we people have to wonder what game you are playing!

    We ARE NOT STOOPID CHRIS

    The key thing is deliverables which you, a man dealing with circuit boards and bread boards SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE AN APPRECIATION OF IF YOUR RASPBERRY pi systems are to work.

    It’s incredible that you demand a standard from your Chinese manufacturers BUT DONT GIVE ONE RH ABOUT THE COMPETENCIES OF YOUR WANABEE REPRESENTATIVE!

    Truly incredible like if we the People are supposed to be training our candidates.

    WELL JUST IN CASE YOU WERE NOT HERE, WE TRIED TRAINING DE BEDROOM POLICEMAN AKA GRENVILLE PHILLIPS and he head real Rass**le hard


  62. @Piece the Legend: “We ARE NOT STOOPID CHRIS

    I am well aware of that.

    I am also well aware that, as a “whitey”, I must always be very careful in what I do and say.

    That being said, I’m very comfortable where I find myself. And what I say.

    I’m more than happy to discuss anything. Anytime; anywhere.

    If I ever cause offense, it is unintentional.

    I was raised Canadian.

    I’ll apologize, and then we’ll move on… 🙂


  63. likkle hasal
    are you not the runt that fought B L & P and LOST?
    ARE YOU NOW BACKING ANOTHER LOOSER?
    MAN SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN OR STAND ON DE BENCH SO WE CAN SEE WHO IS TALKING


  64. likkle hasal

    ONE WONDERS WHY PHILIPS THE DIOTROPHETIC POSTS TWO SILLY ARTICLES WEEKLY ON BU THAT CONTAIN
    NO SUBSTANCE
    NO SEQUENCE
    ARE NOT SOLID

    THE ARGUEMENTS NOT SOLID, SUCESSIVE SEQUENTIAL OR SYSTEMATIC
    AND HE WANTS TO LEAD THE COUNTRY? WHERE? IN DE CAREENAGE? OR WESTBURY?

    I THINK YOU SHOULD APOLOGIZE AND MOVE ON FUH TRUTE


    • @Chris

      Continue to make your points. Appreciate the respectful way you continue to share your views on the blog.


  65. @GP: “are you not the runt that fought B L & P and LOST?

    Actually, I take great pride in that exercise.

    If you read the transcripts, the BANGO argument that cost-recovery from Pole usage should be applied to the lowest bracket was actually done. This saved several thousand households a few dollars a year.

    It was the only real “win” during that exercise.

    P.S. It was kinda cool during the cross-examination when I laid down the argument (verbally). All the lawyers to the left of me immediately flipped to a new page of their notebooks and then continued writing.

    P.P.S. I will never forget the “swish” noise of multiple lawyers really wanting to document what’s being said, with pen and paper, in realtime… 😎


  66. “…and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.” (Prov 29:30)

    I remember writing 4 articles exposing child pornography and advocating for those children in sex slavery. After about 20 years of writing articles on diverse topics, child pornography was the one that triggered the real hate in some commenters who hide behind fake names.


  67. @Mariposa: “GP throwing some bricks at yuh head yuh better duck

    No need. I have a very hard head.

    @David: “Here is the blog from 2009. Note the comments of some then and now.

    I didn’t see any links.

    I really miss ROK. He was such a solid man. Died at his desk, working.


  68. RE “…and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.” (Prov 29:30)

    ALL WHO SAY THAT SOLUTIONS BARBADOS HAS NO SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS ARE WICKED AND AN ABOMINATION AND MUST BE SHUT UP ON BU


  69. @David: “There is a link. Are you using a Commodore 64?

    Not currently using a C64. Although that was the first environment within which I coded up a Mandelbrot set program (took 36 hours to fill a 320 x 200 screen).

    That was actually when I became agnostic. If there’s chaos in deterministic code, what else is possible?

    Thanks for the link. Very enjoyable times.


  70. LIKKLE Halsal

    RE @GP: “are you not the runt that fought B L & P and LOST?

    Actually, I take great pride in that exercise.

    YOU TOOK PRIDE IN LOSING?

    RE If you read the transcripts, the BANGO argument that cost-recovery from Pole usage should be applied to the lowest bracket was actually done. This saved several thousand households a few dollars a year.

    SAVING A “FEW” DOLLARS A YEAR WAS ” A REAL WIN”?

    RE P.S. It was kinda cool during the cross-examination when I laid down the argument (verbally). All the lawyers to the left of me immediately flipped to a new page of their notebooks and then continued writing.

    P.P.S. I will never forget the “swish” noise of multiple lawyers really wanting to document what’s being said, with pen and paper, in realtime…

    AND DID ALL THIS RESULT IN REDUCTION IN LIGHT AND POWER BILLS FOR THE POPULACE?

    BUT YOU TOOK PRIDE IN LOSING?

    AND IF I DONT LAUD AND APPLAUD I AM BOMBASTIC AND DISRESPECTFUL?

    BU IS BECOMING MORE FARCICAL AND MORE FUN DAILY


    • You are bombastic.

      You are the worst example of a Christian.

      The blogmaster decides the rules of engagement here.

      No go and eat your greasy fish cakes and steroid bloated turkey legs.


  71. @David: “Unfortunately life is not binary given the fallibility of humankind.

    Forget binary. If you’re not thinking in the quantum, you’re well behind the times…

    😎 But, also, like, seriously…


  72. @GP: “…AND MUST BE SHUT UP ON BU

    Just wondering. How well has that worked for you so far?

    I HAVE POSTS TAKEN DOWN DAILY

    BECAUSE I HAVE THE GUTS NOT TO LAUD AND APPLAUD HYPOCRISY


    • Actually no.

      You can be as critical as you want, hell you are free to refer to the blogmaster as idiot, buffoon, jackass, illiterate etc. The blogmaster will however exercise discretion when similar ad hominems are directed at others. ESPECIALLY those posting under real names.


  73. @GP: “SAVING A “FEW” DOLLARS A YEAR WAS ” A REAL WIN”?

    It was the only real win achieved during that exercise.

    Terribly sorry if we all who donated a great deal of our time and expertise didn’t live up to your standards.

    Perhaps if you had been there, you would have achieved something better.

    But since you weren’t, we’ll never know.

    No problem.

    Small men complain.

    Stronger men do.


    • @Chris

      Those of us who follow these matters appreciate the public service, no need to get entangled in an unproductive exercise here.


  74. Was listening to the radio and one comment stated was that with Modi’s new immigration policy, Indians in some regions fear that with the influx of mainly new Hindu immigrants the character of their community may change.

    I can see how Muslim in India would have this fear and even some Hindus might resent the influx of Hindus from other countries.
    There are over 200 million Muslims in India.

    But we with 275,000 want to go to 1 million people and we do not have any fears.

    In the words of one of my heroes “Wheel and come again”.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-13/why-india-s-modi-has-his-country-s-muslims-worried-quicktake


  75. @David December 18, 2019 11:37 PM “No go and eat your greasy fish cakes.”

    Don’t be too hard on us fishcake lovers. i was just about to eat some of my own organic, home grown, yellow sweet potatoes stewed in their own skin for breakfast.

    And now you got me thinking fishcakes.

    Lolll!!!


  76. re You are bombastic. NO ALWAYS QUIETLY AUTHORITATIVE AND ALWAYS FACTUAL AND TRUTHFUL WITH NO CURSE WORDS

    You are the worst example of a Christian. GOD IS MY JUDGE NOT YOU
    YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ME OR CHRISTIANITY

    The blogmaster decides the rules of engagement here. BUT HE WONT JUDGE ME AT THE BEMA AND HE CANT SHUT ME UP IN THE ASSEMBLY THAT COUNTS MOST TO ME

    No go and eat your greasy fish cakes HAS IT EVER OCCURED TO YOU THAT THE BATTER CAN BE PUT IN CUPCAKE PANS WITH OUT OIL?

    IT IS WRITTEN Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Collossians 2:16


  77. RE no need to get entangled in an unproductive exercise here.

    IF THAT WAS REALLY TRULY SO BU WOULD BE NO MORE LONG AGO

    BU RUNS ON unproductive exerciseS FURNISHED BY FOLK WITH LITTLE OR NO INTELLECT UH LIE


  78. Can’t stop that page from being seen though, offering offshore services aka money laundering, well, well, well. ICIJ does not stop anyone from accessing the info, it is there for prosperity for generations to see how corrupt the TOXIC DBLP are…toxic Duopoly…

    now everyone knows, the people HAVE TO get that scum out of the parliament, they are an embarrassment for the island.


  79. @ LIKKLE HALSAL
    RE Small men complain. TRUE Stronger men do. ALSO TRUE

    YES STRONGER MEN LIKE ME HAVE DONE AND WHAT THEY HAVE DONE CONTINUES TO BE DONE AND PREVAILS 35 YEARS AFTER

    WHAT I HAVE DONE DID NOT FAIL IT BENEFITS AND HAS BENEFITED A WHOLE NEW GENERATION BORN SINCE THEN UH LIE?


  80. AND BY THE WAY LIKKLE HALSAL, FAMILIES HAVE SAVED MORE THAN A FEW DOLLARS PER YEAR VIA MY WIN UH LIE AND THEY WILL CONTINUE SO TO DO

    MY PROBLEM WAS , LIKE TRUMP, I DIDNT REALIZE THAT FOLK DONT REALLY LIKE WINNERS WITH GREAT PRACTICAL IDEAS THAT HAVE LASTING BENEFITS AND I KEPT PRESENTING THE POWERS THAT BE WITH WINNING IDEAS THAT THEY WERE INCAPABLE OF

    NOW THERE IS NO ONE IN THE MOH & GOB TO PICK UP DE GARBAGE UNLESS THERE ARE GUVMENT GARBAGE TRUCKS AND GUVMENT GARBAGE WORKERS

    AS A LIKKLE STRONG MAN, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS? OR IS THIS GETTING ” entangled in an unproductive exercise here.”

    I KNOW THAT IT CAN BE DONE…BUT THAT IS NOT MY ROLE, OR PURPOSE HERE LOL


  81. GP:

    You keep asking about the solution to the garbage collection and I have responded to you before. Let me do so again.

    The garbage collection problem is one of poor management. Even if the SSA had a donation of 100 new trucks, and badly managed their operation, the complaints would return.

    The critical management issues are scheduling and maintenance. Scheduling mismanagement is evidenced by some communities getting 2 collections each week and some getting one every 2 months. An equitable national schedule of the truck resources is the immediate solution. Additional Cost = $0.00.

    The maintenance evidence is that too many of the trucks are breaking down too frequently. We proposed to allow fair competitive tendering of the truck maintenance. Every garage, regardless of its size, can qualify to repair one truck, with a labour-only contract and a 6 months maintenance period. Parts will be provided duty-free.

    This means that if a repaired truck breaks down during the 6-month period, the garage must repair it at its own labour cost. If not, then it will not be allowed to tender for another truck. Those garages that successfully complete their contracts can then tender to repair additional trucks.


  82. RE nextparty246December 19, 2019 1:08 PM

    IF ONLY YOU COULD READ CLEARLY PRESENTED ENGLISH

    I HAVE LONG REJECTED YOUR VERY POOR RESPONSE, AND REJECT IT AGAIN

    SINCE THEN I HAVE ASKED YOU AND ANY BU PERSONEL WHO ARE ABLE TO “THINK OUT SIDE THE BOX” TO POSIT HOW YOU WOULD PICK UP THE GARBAGE WITHOUT GUVMENT GARBAGE TRUCKS AND WITH OUT GUVMENT GARBAGE WORKERS

    CLEARLY I HAVE NOT ONLY REJECTED YOUR PITHY PUERILE PLOY BUT I HAVE ASKED YOU TO THINK A LITTLE MORE

    SEEK THE KEY WORDS IN MY QUESTION AND GIVE ME THE CREDIT FOR NOT BEING AN IDIOT, AND THAT I ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT WHAT I AM SPEAKING, AND EXACTLY HOW I WOULD HAVE SET ABOUT THIS TASK AS CMO OR AS PM HOLDING ALL 30 SEATS IN THE HOA

    NOT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT SOLUTIONS BARBADOS HAS NO SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS, DOES IT MEAN THAT I AM AN IDIOT,


  83. Chris HalsallDecember 18, 2019 8:40 PM

    @Piece the Legend: “We ARE NOT STOOPID CHRIS

    I am well aware of that.

    I am also well aware that, as a “whitey”, I must always be very careful in what I do and say.

    That being said, I’m very comfortable where I find myself. And what I say.

    I’m more than happy to discuss anything. Anytime; anywhere.

    If I ever cause offense, it is unintentional.

    I was raised Canadian.

    I’ll apologize, and then we’ll move on… 🙂

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

    Did I miss when you apologized to me, an intelligent, law abiding citizen, for assuming that my attitude towards policing in Barbados was baseless?

    As a whitey you do need to be VERY CAREFUL. You did not stop to think that the attitude of the average policeman to your whiteness would be different to the attitude of a policeman to my blackness. They look at you, they see a virtual untouchable. They look at me and see somebody that probably has no clout. Fools don’t realize that assumptions are dangerous things. But I seldom call for backup. I usually have no need.

    I did force a kind of apology from them eventually. Grudgingly given but understood.

    Because you don’t ask somebody how you can make it right unless you know you have done something wrong.

    I was so angry that I could think of nothing that would make it right for me. But the boy who they threatened to “beat to a pulp” asked for them to carry out training on how to deal with young people. The boy who they treated so horribly was not angry but was looking to prevent others from experiencing what he had experienced.

    That is the child I took pains to raise. God does deliver. I asked Him to help me raise such a child. I am well pleased.

    So you, the man who had to study all kinds of big word stuff before he realized that he could not disprove the existence of God, please try not to tell us what we should be thinking or doing. We shall not take kindly to it.

    PS. Even if God does not exist it was always obvious to me that you could NEVER disprove His existence. Duh!


  84. Don’t see you controlling insults thrown at me, David. GP has not told lies on the man. He is simply baiting him. Why would you feel the need to defend him? Is he supposed to make his contributions hassle free???????

    Well, well, well. It seems that Pieces was again correct.

    Genuflection time!


  85. @ nextparty246 December 19, 2019 1:08 PM

    How about going the rather politically dirty route and privatize the entire garbage collection and management service?

    Or better yet, since it is the flavour for the times, a PPP arrangement where the government would finance the Capex but the private player(s) would conduct all the managerial and operational functions?

    If garbage can fly about the place, willy-nilly, why not treat the SSA as another guinea pig like the one at the airport?

    The problem is that the IMF is not prepared to buy a pig in a poke and want the whole hog with the inspection stamp marked ‘Ready for Privatization’.


  86. @Donna: “…please try not to tell us what we should be thinking or doing. We shall not take kindly to it.

    I try to not tell anyone what they should be thinking or doing. I /will/, however, always say what I am thinking and doing (or, at least, trying to do). Particularly if there’s disagreement. And, I truly am always more than happy to be corrected if I’m wrong.

    I’m sincerely sorry if I cause offense to you. And I am well aware that because of (in my mind, stupid) biases I do get treated differently. And not just because of my skin color, but also my gender and height (I’m relatively short).

    I do everything I can to not have such biases myself. Although I will say when I first came to Barbados to work, I insisted that my team-mates were Black. I didn’t want the first competitor to C&W for WAN services to be a bunch of “whities”. Technically that was also racist, but I’m OK with that. (Oh, and BTW, my team was the strongest bunch of technical guys I have ever had the pleasure to work with.)

    Please understand — I was born, raised and trained in Canada. We (generally) care about as much about someone’s skin color as we do about their eye color, hair color, gender, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. As in, not at all. What we care about is what they think and do.

    Namaste.

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