Jamaica JOINS the USA to Snub Caricom, Again

The blogmaster has been observing the blowback to the visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Jamaica where a few countries in the region were invited to participate. Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s triggered the exchanges when she announced what any sensible person in the region should support.

I am conscious that if this country does not stand for something, then it will fall for anything,” she said. “As chairman of Caricom, it is impossible for me to agree that my foreign minister should attend a meeting with anyone to which members of Caricom are not invited.

Prime Minister of Barbados – Mia Mottley

Prime Minister Holness of Jamaica gave a flowery and empty explanation in response to Prime Minister Mottley and other countries in the region that took exception to the snub by Jamaica and the USA to CARICOM. Jamaica has the right as a sovereign nation to pursue bilateral initiatives with another country – why did Holness feel compelled to state an obvious point? The issue Mr. Prime Minister Holness is that Jamaica is a member of CARICOM. What is CARICOM you may ask? Here is a snippet to serve as a reminder:

…CARICOM rests on four main pillars: economic integration; foreign policy coordination;human and social development; and security.  These pillars  underpin  the  stated objectives of our  Community –

  •  to improve standards of living and work;
  •  the full employment of labor and other factors of production;
  •  accelerated, coordinated and sustained economic development and convergence;
  •  expansion of trade and economic relations with Third States;
  •  enhanced levels of international competitiveness;
  •  organization for increased production and productivity;
  • achievement of a greater measure of economic leverage;
  • effectiveness of Member States in dealing with Third States, groups of States and entities of any description;and
  • the enhanced coordination of Member States’ foreign and foreign economic policies and enhanced functional cooperation…

Caricom.org

The post meeting briefing was littered with references to CARICOM which confirm matters pertaining to the regional movement were discussed. This supports Mottley’s position that Caricom should have been FORMALLY accorded an invitation and at ‘minimum’ Mottley as Chair represent members in the spirit of enhancing coordination of Member States’ foreign and foreign economic policies and enhanced functional cooperation

The quote from the St. Kitts and Nevis representative Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley sums up the current state of Caricom for the blogmaster:-

I think we would have been foolish to pass up on that opportunity. The US has been a good friend to the region, and I think it is a relationship that matters,” he said, while acknowledging that St Kitts and Nevis was not at the table for earlier talks between US President Donald Trump and a select regional group in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, centred on trade and security.

The Gleaner

A reminder this is the second time the USA snubbed Caricom.

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  • What Freedom thinks is missing here is that CARICOM is a TRADING BLOC to enable the CARICOM Countries with better Industrial and Agricultural Goods and Services to Encourage the Development of all the CARICOM islands and Lands through their Association…

    It is NOT a Political Union. Each Country is Sovereign that means that Ms Mottley can only speak on Political Matters for Barbados. Her attempting to Speak on behalf of all the Caribbean Sovereign Islands is trying to Elevate herself as the Prime Minister of the West Indies. Clearly, she is NOT! SHE HAS NO RIGHT TO SPEAK FOR ALL THE CARICOM MEMBERS ON POLITICAL ISSUES AS CARICOM IS STILL ONLY A TRADING PARTNERSHIP. And as for questions here on this Blog as to what America has done for us Lately is trying to make us a Victims looking for handouts a Typical Leftist Tactic creating ENVY between people here.

    WE SHOULD NOT POKE THE BEAR BECAUSE THE BEAR MAY REACT!

    CARICOM countries do not even vote in unison on anything….So why is she trying to encourage the ‘thinking’ that anyone is trying to divide the Caribbean. This is not a political union. It’s like saying we should adopt all Britain’s policies because we are commonwealth.

    ‘This is a grave mistake by the PM. The soft communist ideology has plagued the Caribbean people and its leaders. The PM is giving to much ear to Commies Sing Song and his communist supporting ideologies and this is a dangerous action that gravely threatens Barbados’s relation with its largest trading partner economy. The Caribbean ambassador needs to be reassigned and Commies Sing Song should be given another assignment as ambassador to Cuba or China they will like him out there. Let Commies Sing Song go live Cuba or Venezuela but don’t let him try to turn Barbados into a Cuba and Venezuela.

    Generally, the Caribbean leaders and people have been brainwashed to accept or forced to swallow a Kool-Aid of soft communism with many leaders willing to take 25 years of power if they could. Without personal prejudice COMMIES SING SONG LIKE MANY PEOPLE HAS A POOR UNDERSTANDING OF THE REAL WORLD UNDERGROUND WORKING OF FREE MARKETS AND ECONOMICS AND WHILE I BELIEVE HE HAS A RESPECT FOR PERSONAL RIGHTS HE HAS A LACK OF RESPECT FOR PRIVATE OWNERSHIP, PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS WHICH ARE IMPORTANT PILLAR OF FREE PEOPLE, FREE SOCIETIES AND FREE MARKETS.’

    AS FOR HIS SUPPORT OF MADURO, ANY POLITICIAN WANTING TO SEE HIM CONTINUE IN POWER DOES NOT HAVE THE INTEREST OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE AT HEART BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN TYRANNY!

    QUITE IRONIC AND SYMBOLIC…THIS IMAGE DEPICTS MS MOTTLEY WITH SIX FINGERS POINTING BACK AT HERSELF…

    BE WARNED “PRIDE GOETH THE FALL!”

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  • Jamaica really hasn’t got much use for CARICOM. Jamaica puts Jamaica first. When I started this food science thing, Jamaica and Trinidad were about or slightly better than Barbados. The two countries have invested heavily in the area and raised their standards. These countries employed graduates in the food science field. I applied one time for a position and went some where and over heard a conversation about how this fellow with a doctorate had applied for the position. There was much laughter which ended in the observation that there wasn’t any need for highly trained people in the field. To export food products on the world stage, there is a need to have consistency in the product to be marketed. This doesn’t happen much locally.. Jamaica with all of its problems has a more positive outlook which Barbados doesn’t have.

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  • @ Robert

    Jamaica is a great country and so are its people, but it has never ben very keen on uniting with the Eastern Caribbean. Look at the history of Bustamante’s party from the early 1960s to now; it has always made it clear it is not keen on regional unity – at least with us.
    The other point is that we are in the early stages of the death of the nation-state, it has ran its course.
    Our future is in regional unity, and unity is the operative word. I have said before, and say again, CARICOM must give Jamaica an ultimatum: either play a full role in the organisation or get out. Look at the CCJ.
    If we continue to pussy foot with the Jamaicans they will continue to take the Michael. Thy must be in or out. The fight is not with the US, it is with our fellow CARICOM governments.

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  • The fight in this case is with decisions taken by Caricom member states.

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  • Imagine one hegemonist warning the Caribbean about another. To boot China enjoys favoured trade status with the USA.


    War of words between US, China following Pompeo’s visit to Jamaica

    by Caribbean Chronicle
    3:34 pm UTC, January 23, 2020

    A war of words has erupted between the United States and China, with Jamaica and the wider CARICOM at the centre of the dispute.

    The latest exchanges between the world’s two biggest economies over each other’s real motive for courting Caribbean nations, followed comments made by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at the end of his whirlwind two-day working visit to Kingston this week.

    The visit was itself divisive, as several CARICOM leaders refused to attend or be represented, arguing that it was an attempt by the United States to divide the regional bloc.

    Washington fired the first salvo on Wednesday when Pompeo warned Jamaica and its Caribbean neighbours to view Chinese investments with suspicion.

    Pompeo also suggested that China is a threat to national security in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

    China hit back hard late in the evening with its Embassy in Kingston accusing the Donald Trump administration of stirring trouble and picking fights with its trading partners. That statement was a likely reference to the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing.

    “For some time, it seems that some US politicians cannot go anywhere without attacking China, tarnishing China’s reputation, starting fires and fanning the flames and sowing discord,” said the searing response from the Chinese.

    Pompeo’s warning was similar to that issued last November by the United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, in which he even described China as a “two-headed dragon”.

    This time the Chinese were more dismissive of the comments, describing them as groundless.

    Pompeo, the top US diplomat, also warned Jamaica and its neighbours against accepting “easy money from places like China”. He was speaking at a policy discussion on US/Caribbean relations at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

    “What good is it (investments) if it feeds corruption and undermines your rule of law? What good are those investments if, in fact, they ruin your environment and don’t create jobs for your people?” Pompeo asked.

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  • Please delete my previous post at 8:47. I hope this shares the right video.

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  • @ Blogmaster: Well done.

    So sad, but so predictable. As I said, elsewhere, in my opinion, the B’dos P.M has been right on this matter of CARICOM member states and the US.

    More broadly, must we in the Caribbean always play the groveling mendicant, always on one’s knees, mendacious at home and an infinitely pliable mook – like putty – abroad?

    BTW, what exactly has the US done for Barbados lately?

    (I assume that even the hard working ladies of Lord Nelson’s Street, the Duke of Wellington’s Street and H.M’s Garrison operate according to some tariff, no?)

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  • @ Caleb

    You are wrong and so is the president. The fight is not with the US but with fellow CARICOM members. The US can only divide us if we are already divided. The principal role of the president, is security for Barbadian citizens and, secondly, to drill down CARICOM unity. So far she has failed on both in her eagerness to be world class and to punch above her weight.

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  • CARICOM is a joke.

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  • @Hal

    spot on,mate. i have been talking to some Ja friends and they are angry with PM Holness and point back to the JLP and the Federation altho with subtle differences.

    In general, with its large population and name recognition, Ja believes that it should hold a major position in Caricom and not just one of the others.

    Re- what MAM said- she is quite correct. both parties in Bim to varying degrees of spin have the same foreign affairs worldview built upon Barrow’s , “a friend of all, a satellite of none,” mantra. i expected nothing less from a Bim PM speaking under the aegis of Caricom

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  • You have to understand the psyche of the Jamaican and the Bahamian especially, they see their economic fortune wrapped up with forging good relations with the USA at any cost even if it means jettisoning Caricom.Barbados and like minded nations need to annex the sub region and move forward with the functional cooperation project we call Caricom.

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  • Trying to use CARICOM as a principle is like trying to walk on water.

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  • If the objective of the visit was Not create division(s) among CARICOM states why then the ‘divide-and-rule’ imperial tactic of inviting some, and not others, to the table of manipulation serving an international fare of geopolitics?

    Why not invite all and let each CARICOM member state accept or turn down the invitation?

    Is this the Trumpeter’s interpretation of Teddy Roosevelt foreign policy towards Uncle Sam’s backyard of ‘sh**thole neighbors?
    One of talking loud to carry a ‘dividing’ fork instead of a big stick to eviscerate the political sardines cramped in one inescapable can of poverty and dependency?

    Is this another major stab in the back inflicted by Jamaica to repeat the history of mistakes made by the Federation experiment?

    What goes around would one day come around as there is nothing new under the Caribbean political sun.

    The CCJ failure and now this.
    What next is required to call in the undertaker for this dying project?

    For Guyana- with its corruptible newly found mine of ‘black’ fool’s gold of a racially-tainted carat- think about going it alone until Maduro is replaced and Venezuela (along with its massive reserves of similar black gold) returns to the loving arms of her Yankee-Spanish-speaking big brother just up North?

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  • small islanders unite. Jamaica,Trinidad and Guyana ent interested,

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  • How much of our national debt is controlled by US sources of funds?

    The borrower is slave to the lender.

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  • @ Greene

    The US is only now interested in what they call the islands because of China. The US is a dying nation. BUT WE MUST UNITE. The president is wrong. She is promoting her personal ambition – to be world class and punch above her weight – in to the nation’s. That is the act of a despot. I am the nation, the nation is me.

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  • The US has always selectively shown interest in the region whether Grenada intervention re: Russia and Cuba influence, launching a PR painting initiative called Caribbean Basin Initiative etc.

    It is called geopolitics!

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  • @Hal

    maybe the US is a dying empire but not nation (i think that is what you meant). generally i agree with your take on Mottley (references to her as President) but i believe she is correct in this matter notwithstanding whether or not it intertwines with her personal ambition to be seen as a regional leader

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  • David look how quickly u have pursued a distraction method to take away interest from the Donville Innis story after i posted this

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2007/06/25/prime-minister-owen-arthur-can-prove-his-innocence-in-the-cheque-affair-with-the-help-of-his-bank-manager-at-fcib/

    Truth unlike milk does not spoil
    The articles about Donville innis needs balance
    It is called fair and ethical and balanced reporting after 91comments u find it necessary to post a story which was talked about for over a week all because i posted the above story which had to do with corruption in the blp camp
    You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time

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  • Former envoy says Jamaica PM in danger of being U.S. pawn in CARICOM coup | Caribbean News Service

    Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been warned against becoming a pawn in Washington’s bid to solicit votes in its diplomatic war with the Maduro regime in Venezuela. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s highly anticipated visit to Jamaica has been marked by intrigue and outrage in the le…

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  • @ Greene

    I mean nation. Its share of global GDP is diminishing and so is its military influence, its key two weapons, which partly explains Trump’s nationalism. It is a drowning man.
    The president is wrong on two fronts: she gets the basics wrong in that her priority is to improve the life chances of Barbadians, which so far she has failed to do (just look at the murder rate) and regional security. Second (ie improvements to CARICOM). And, as I have said, she mis-interprets her own ambitions as the nation’s. Again she is wrong.

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  • The principal role of the president, is security for Barbadian citizens and, secondly, to drill down CARICOM unity. So far she has failed on both in her eagerness to be world class and to punch above her weight. [Quote]

    @ Hal Austin

    Silly man, you could of keep away from the blog longer. You always on with this $hyte about world class and punching above weight. You are just one wicked, vindictive, liar of an old man whose main mission is to criticize Mottley and Barbadians at all cost, even if it means going as far as to misrepresent things people say.

    Many posters here admit that there are divisions in CARICOM that existed long before Mottley was appointed Chairperson. You even admit this by saying Jamaica is not keen on uniting with the Eastern Caribbean.

    She was appointed Chair sometime this month, how has she failed to drill down CARICOM unity?

    For you to expect her to drill down CARICOM unity within a few weeks, something that the previous Chair Allen Chastanet and the other Chairmen before him were unable to do during their entire tenures, is unreasonable.

    You like to criticize people for Googling, but could as well Google, because you does to come here to pontificate on things you have not researched or know about.

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  • Everything is always black or white once Mia Mottley’d name is in the mix. Has it dawned on you that the position she has taken collides with what you want which is sending a strong message to Caricom we must do it together or else? She has been in office less than two years, you are of the view she can snap a finger and wish away years of suspect policies of which she was a part in former adminstrations? She and predecessors have made mistakes, we have to believe she will encounter her version of an epiphany and pivot when required. Stop playing the man – in this case woman – and be reasonable. You are being a bull seeing a red flag when Mottley is in the mix. Even your sidekick from blighty sees the irrationality in your position.

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  • Wunnah small island people tekking this “punching above its weight” too literally as if big island Jamaica gives two “blaad clat” about what wunnah tink.

    Looka as is pointed out before Bustamante put pressure on Manley to call de referendum ( be careful what you wish for) to take Jamaica out of the so called Federation. Jamaica was upset because (1) it wasn’t chosen (Kingston) as the capital of the region and (2) no man from Barbados where as the Jamaicans say “they could tek out their “c…k ad piss all over de island” could rule over them when they were more than enuff Jamaicans who could do the job.. As fuh de CCJ why should we join when we could still use it to beat wunnah (Myrie) ovah wunnah head. And if wunnah don’t think that Jamaica doesn’t have a special relationship with the US ask Dudus Coke who took him out of the ghetto.

    As for Caricom its always one step forward and three steps back Bajans should invest their energies in praying for rain at least that might alleviate some of the water shortages that some areas of the island are experiencing.

    As always ‘We gatherin”.

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  • RE “Pompeo also suggested that China is a threat to national security in the Latin American and Caribbean region.”

    State Media: ‘The Presence of China in Venezuela Is Getting Stronger Every Day’

    CHINA’S STATE-RUN GLOBAL TIMES NEWSPAPER BOASTED OF BEIJING’S EXPANDED PRESENCE IN VENEZUELA, NOTING THAT THE “U.S. IS SCEPTICAL FOR GEOPOLITICAL REASONS” OF GROWING TIES BETWEEN SOCIALIST DICTATOR NICOLÁS MADURO AND COMMUNIST PARTY CHIEF XI JINPING.

    Maduro visited China seeking funds to keep his regime afloat. Thanks to nearly two decades of socialist mismanagement of the economy and violent repression of opposition voices, Venezuela is currently undergoing the worst humanitarian crisis in its history. The nation suffers a near-complete shortage of the basic medications needed for a functional health care system, and growing numbers of Venezuelans are relying on eating garbage to survive.

    Since Maduro visited Beijing China’s tune has changed towards the country. The Times has identified Venezuela as a prime target for the country’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) infrastructure initiative, designed to give China control over the world’s most important roads, ports, and railways. When Xi Jinping first announced the program, OBOR was intended to reconstruct the ancient Silk Road from Beijing to western Europe. China has since expanded the scope of the project to unrelated regions like southern Africa and Latin America.

    In a piece detailing relations between Venezuela and China, the Global Times declared, “It is undeniable that the presence of China in Venezuela is getting stronger every day, of which the US is sceptical for geopolitical reasons.” While noting that Venezuela’s economic collapse was “worrisome” for Chinese businesses and investors, the piece noted that China has invested heavily in telecommunications, agriculture, and especially oil in the country. Venezuela boasts the world’s largest known oil reserves, doing little to help the country fix its dire economic situation as MADURO INSISTS ON GIVING THE OIL AWAY TO COUNTRIES LIKE CUBA THAT ALSO INCLUDES SOME CARICOM COUNTRIES FOR IDEOLOGICAL SUPPORT.

    The cooperation between China and Venezuela on military issues as China has given the Maduro regime “military planes K-8W, vehicles, equipment, technical service, new systems and parts” which the Venezuelan military has used to injure and kill unarmed protests.

    Beijing announced that it agreed to grant Venezuela a $5 billion credit line, to help Maduro stay in power. Venezuela is reportedly expected to pay that money back in oil cooperation, a “strategic alliance on gold mining,” and handing over other resources. THE LOAN WILL REPORTEDLY FUNCTION SIMILARLY TO OTHER OBOR LOANS HANDED OUT IN AFRICA, WHERE CHINA HAS THREATENED TO SEIZE GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IF OUTSTANDING DEBTS REMAIN UNPAID.

    CONNECT THE DOTS YET!!!

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  • COMMUNISM IS AN TOTALITARIAN INFECTIOUS DISEASE RUNNING THROUGH THE VEINS OF THE CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA…

    RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE ALLIES OF VENEZUELA AND CUBA AND HAVE BEEN WIELDING THEIR INFLUENCE THROUGH OUR SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST LEADERS IN THE CARIBBEAN FOR A LONG TIME

    Close to Home America Saved the Nation of Grenada from Russian Takeover…

    The Soviet Union tried to make the island of Grenada to function as a Soviet base, and also by getting supplies from Cuba. On October 1983, during the U.S. invasion of Grenada, U.S. President Ronald Reagan maintained that US Marines arrived on the island of Grenada, which was considered a Soviet-Cuban ally that would export communist revolution throughout the Caribbean.
    The United States invasion of Grenada was on 25 October 1983. The invasion, led by the United States of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada

    Operation Urgent Fury, it was triggered by the internal strife within the People’s Revolutionary Government that resulted in the house arrest and the execution of the previous leader and second Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop, and the establishment of a preliminary government.

    The Marxist-Leninist New Jewel Movement seized power in a coup in 1979 under Maurice Bishop, suspending the constitution and detaining a number of political prisoners.

    The date of the invasion is now a national holiday in Grenada, called Thanksgiving Day, which commemorates the freeing, after the invasion, of several political prisoners who were subsequently elected to office.

    I know you do not even realize what America did in Grenada by putting a stop to the Soviet-Cuban ally that would export communist revolution throughout the Caribbean. All like now the islands would be little Havana’s. Some places are still reeling from the effects of Communist Lite of Jagan in Guyana and Manly in Jamaica. The sad part is that the Caribbean and most of South America choose Socialism which is a Slower Pace of Rot and Decay to Communism… See what has happened to our neighbours in Venezuela and Look at where this ideology has brought the island of Barbados too! Make no mistake about it “The Goal of Socialism is Communism”…Vladimir Lenin

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  • @ Sargeant

    Brilliant.

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  • If you read Sargeant’s comment you would see it conflicts greatly with your position about the ability to mesh a working integration movement called Caricom but you are always so fixated on a position that meaningful dialoguing is useless with you.

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  • It’s amazing that Kofi Annan, deceased while Secretary General of the UN made one comment years and years ago, one little comment you know and these dumb asses will not let ya hear the end of it, and am sure they are realizing now that what he said was taken completely out of context BY THEM as i have been telling them along, cause look at the condition of the island’s infrastructure…..and ECONOMY…look at the amount of people right now on the poverty line….look at the multimillion dollar consultants, the missing billions from treasury and pension fund..

    and let’s NOT forget Donville punching above his weight too..

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  • @David

    quote] Even your sidekick from blighty sees the irrationality in your position [quote

    lol. i practice Barrow’s mantra, “friend of all satellite of none”. that notwithstanding my mate Hal does a splendid job of stating and defending his positions. we may not always agree but i defend his right to his arguments

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  • @Greene

    That is the point of this forum, therefore expect return fire if you spout BS.

    We have had our difference of opinions, it does not mean we cannot move on.

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  • @ Greene

    You should post under a bogus name, then change it to the initials of the bogus name while fabricating nonsense about the person you are attacking. That is the Bajan Condition.
    Do you drink Pretty Girl or Alleyne Arthur. As today is Saturday, have some black pudding and souse and breadfruit too. Ignore the chairman, he is not the cleverest person on the blog.

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  • RG

    Many posters here admit that there are divisions in CARICOM that existed long before Mottley was appointed Chairperson.

    Xxxxxxxccccxxxxxx

    But was her words in the best interest towards unifying the Caricom Community
    What point did her words serve except to create a war of words which were described as “unnecessary noisy utterances by the ST Kitts foreign minister
    It is not as if barbados was officially banned from further negotiations with the USA
    If that is Mia way of diplomatic solution then as Chairperson the community would be pushed further into disharmony

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  • @ David January 25, 2020 10:12 AM

    The Ivy-born ‘foreigner’ man in Blighty sounds as disappointed in the evangelically-preaching MAM as an angry black man of a suitor who sees himself as the intellectual bee’s knees of the Bajan Diaspora but now finds himself jilted by a lover of her own homegrown and school-friends kind.

    Maybe he was expecting a posting as an attaché responsible for identifying resources needed for the economic and financial resuscitation of little England.

    After all, the politically well-connected and well-heeled in the British society chubby-face bloke fancies himself as a kingmaker (in this case Queen) based his many notes from a Native Son which he saw as instrumental in deposing the previous administration.

    He did a cracking job, there; even masterminding the removal of that despicable Guyanese-born DPP!

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  • America wants to pressure everyone to do as it wants and will undermine Governments and perform regime changes to get results.
    This means not be socialist or liberal, allowing US global trade and regulations and supporting wars in Africa and Middle East and rumours of wars in Asia South America or anywhere else, including trade wars and sanctions. Imho USA does not rule world and standing up against them is fundamental (although fools rush in where angels fear to tread). You need big balls to say no to USA.

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  • When small islands nations join the USA club they knew the rules
    If they want to disassociate then give up all the pretty perks that comes with the membership
    Mia gave blanket permission to the IMF ( a member of the club) to be the watchdog of Barbados economy
    Now having a temper tantrum because Barbados was not invited to one meeting
    Noisy utterances indeed .
    Noisy utterances

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  • @ Mariposa

    Spot on. It is a Faustian deal, a pact with the devil.

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  • @ Hal:

    “The US can only divide us if we are already divided”

    ??? Bizarre logic. If we are already divided, then there is no need for the U.S to divide us.

    Also, the historical patterns in the Caribbean have all been based on a colonial system of “divide and rule”, and vertical relations between the colony and the metropole. Today’s divisions merely replicate yesterday’s, whether involving British or American imperialism.

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  • The good old USA has concerns for the view of Jamaica and Trinidad. To them the other islands in caricom are but small specs with low level population on them.

    The golden new born for USA in the region going forward will neither be Jamaica or Trinidad, but GUYANA which will be the Dubai of the Caribbean. With Venezuela’s future and it’s oil reserves uncertain, Guyana with it massive finds will be the new adopted child of the USA.

    Besides wunna forget what Jamaica and Trinidad tell you with the federation way back when? You honestly believe their view has changed.

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  • @ Caleb

    Apologies. It is not bizarre logic, but basic philosophical reasoning. Sorry. My fault.

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  • The USA has no interest in this region and except to the extent it coincides with the geopolitics of the day. The fraternization by Jamaica and a few others with the flavour of USA foreign policy the day is not sustainable and or coincide with the interest of this region as we have seen elsewhere. The mouthing of the late Errol Barrow rings true to this day, a non aligned approach a la Oman, Sweden and a few others is the best approach if we want to continue to be known as a zone of peace.

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  • Last I heard, Caricom was very important to Barbados as a trading partner. I imagine this underpins the statement of our Prime Minister who also happens to be Chairman of Caricom. Historically Jamaica has said that it does not see enough trade benefit from Caricom, hence the threatened trade war with T&T. The economic considerations apart the self determination of the region as a zone of peace is under significant threat by the manipulation of countries which jumped at Petro Caribe when it benefitied them. The medicancy was already demonstrable. The mirror should probably be held up so Caricom can see itself as it is seen by others. This is what the PM is doing.

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  • The good old USA has concerns for the view of Jamaica 3 miilion and Trinidad 1.4million. To them the other islands in caricom are but small specs with low level population on them.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    YOU HAVE NAILED IT.

    CARICOM HAS LESS THAN 6 MILLION POPULATION WITH AT LEAST 60% LIVING A POOR STANDARD OF LIVING LESS THAN US$10,000 ANNUALLY.

    I LIVE NEXT TO A US STATE WHERE THE POPULATION IS CLOSER TO 40 MILLION; MORE THAN 6 TIMES CARICOM WITH A STANDARD OF LIVING IN EXCESS OF US$25,000 ANNUALLY.

    THESE SMALL POOR RAKEY ISLANDS WITH NO MILITARY AND WHO ARE LIVING IN DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR THINKING THAT THEY ARE PUNCHING ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT NEED TO TAKE A DOSE OF REALITY.

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  • Jamaica, that criminal plantation, is irrelevant, so spare yourself the hassle.

    All we care about is El Dorado, which is Greater Hindu-Guyana. Jamaica only brings us criminals and loitering beggars, while Hindu-Guyana brings us investments worth billions.

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  • @ Baje

    We have always suffered from thinking our view matters globally. IF we just accept the reality that with the real Exception of Guyana now, the USA does not give a rats ass about our opinion one way or another.

    Another laughable statement is that ” Trump is trying to divide the Caribbean.” Now answer me this if you and your wife happily married another man could break you up? Accept the fact for God sake that Caricom is a joke in terms of solidarity. If you doubt me forget Trump and take a look at the disaster we call LIAT!

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  • The Caricom experiment is still a work in progress like the US, like the UK, like the EU. There are states that are less wealthy than others in each of these unions. Some Caricom countries are paying lip service only to the idea of Caricom and see themselves as getting more on their plate by acquiescence to the dictates of the developed countries at the expense of their own development. Can any of the 15 Caricom states become developed without this union? I don.t think so. We have now seen the obstacles and the moving goal posts as we seek to develop ourselves. It is lazy leadership that does not see the need to protect Caricom.

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  • @ John A

    You got it in one. Pls explain to @Caleb.

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  • @ Hal January 25, 2020 8:36 AM
    “The other point is that we are in the early stages of the death of the nation-state”

    No where is there going to be a demise of the nation state, The idea of national identity and religion trumps all other things. You would like the nation state to disappear, it is not going to happen. I am going to say something that you will get uptight about. When the native Europeans being to realize that because of multi-culture and political correctness. that there is a possibility that a foreign culture will usurp their own. they are going to take up arms. History has shown that this is so. They will take up arms and run out the outsiders. You can wallow in what ever you want to believe. As I have said, in the UK, unless you have spent over a thousand or so years comingling, you are not British.. you can talk all you want., a people are not going to give up their identity .

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  • Has our Ambassador to Caricom, been awoken on this matter? Or is his focus the Clement Payne park alone. In the past he has been able to juggle several unrelated issues. And speak on all.

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  • @Robert

    The spread of bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements, international bodies such as the UN, ICC etc, human rights laws which cross jurisdictions, etc, all weaken the sovereignty of the nation state.
    The rise of localism in opposition to globalism is but one fight back, but this is not in support of the nation-state, but of smaller identities – Belgium, Spain, the UK, Libya, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Turkey, etc, are battles for smaller communities (ethnic, language, geographical) battling for self-determination.
    In the UK the struggle is not just with Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, but Cornwall, Yorkshire, the North East and London. They all want a greater say in how they are governed.
    In the UK we have also had Brexit, to allegedly free ourselves from the EU, only to deliver ourselves to the US or China.

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  • For what it matters, I stand behind Mia.

    Not only are we in the ‘backyard’, we were informed that we are part of the outhouse (s*hole).

    No self-respecting leader of a country should work with the current administration as they have no respect for our islands.

    However Mia arrived at her stance, it was the correct one.

    The ahole in the White House lost Iraq and should have lost the ‘Out Houses’ if we were proud men/women

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  • @Northern Observer

    The script is being followed, they use social media platforms while in opposition and when they win a seat at the table to feast the modus operandi changes.

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  • “History has shown that this is so. They will take up arms and run out the outsiders. ”

    the battle is to control the slave minded…that is what currently enriches them, it’s now at risk.

    So ya better CURE YOUR OWN SLAVEMINDNESS.

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  • @Hal Austin January 25, 2020 3:55 PM

    I expect Feb 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020 to be an extremely interesting period in the UK. I will follow developments closely.

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  • The reason for the visit of that notorious warmonger, Michael Pompeo, to Jamaica is obvious and him and his KKK boss in the White House have made it clear. Basically, they want to embroil the Caribbean countries in the US regime change wars against those governments in the region that they don’t control. Talk about bilateral relations is just for the naive and easily fooled.

    Don’t think for one minute that most people in Jamaica, St Lucia, St Kitts and the others are happy to have their country dragged into these criminal activities. On the issue of deepening divisions in CARICOM Mia Mottley is right. Whatever anyone might think, a country with a population of 3 million in today’s world is a small country with no chance of going it alone. Most big cities in the world today have much larger populations.

    For those politicians who are making themselves available to the USA to use as tools, thinking they’re going to get a windfall, just remember a promise is a comfort to a fool.

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  • SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

    RE Tee White January 25, 2020 6:26 PM “The reason for the visit of that notorious warmonger, Michael Pompeo, to Jamaica is obvious and him and his KKK boss in the White House have made it clear.”

    WHICH PARTY SUPPORTERS THE KKK AND THE LIKE…

    DEMOCRATS THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THAT IT’S EVER HAD.

    JUST FOR THE RECORD!!

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  • Especially from a pathological liar.

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  • TIC TOC TIC TOC soon time to bay the Barr Bill!

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  • @ Hal January 25, 2020 3:55 PM

    keep on deluding yourself.

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  • @ Hal Austin

    Nobody does not have to fabricate nothing to attack you. You are a silly old man and because you live in the UK and married a old rejected white woman, thinks he is better than us. Now, that is the Bajan Condition.

    If you look at the nonsense you does post, you could as well as post under a bogus name and drink Pretty Girl and Alleyne Arthur too.

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  • The sell out negros of Barbados, stealing from Black people and others nonstop.

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  • Point 1. CARICOM IS A FIGMENT OF THE IMAGINATION and a sophisticated talk shop.

    Point 2. One astute blogger above has hit the nail on the head when they say, AND I QUOTE

    “…Pompeo also suggested that China is a threat to national security in the Latin American and Caribbean region…”

    Point 3. This essay does not have one badword to do with that IMPOTENT ORGANISATION nor any bilateral interests or economic needs of any of the Caribbean countries.

    The United States is SOLELY INTERESTED IN AND FOCUSED ON, the economic outreaches of China in the Back Door of the USA.

    all this lotta long talk bout CARICOM BEING SLIGHTED is being proposed by a political lightweight in a geopolitical battle THAT IS OUT OF HER DEPTH.

    Mugabe is a paper weight in what is seen as a “threat to the States of America”

    The response by the PRC Ambassador CONFIRMS WHAT DE OLE MAN IS SAYING ABOUT THIS MATTER

    I often wonder WHAT THE BADWORD WUNNA PEOPLE DOES SEE OR HEAR WHEN YOU READ OR LISTEN to news and video coverage cause wunna TV and radio certainly IS NOT TUNED TO WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD!!!

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  • Jet Blue snubs Barbados
    Could it be that those excess taxes were putting more weight on Jet Blue than they could handle
    As of April 27th Barbados would be of Jet Blue “to do things ” list

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  • Could it be that Jet Blue updated its overall fee policy?

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  • COME April 27, JetBlue will drop the Barbados flight to Fort Lauderdale.

    This was recently revealed by the airline as it unveiled a shake-up of routes, which includes a number of dropped or reduced routes, as well as the introduction of new routes.

    It was back in October 2015 that the airline announced plans to start a daily Fort Lauderdale flight to start in April 2016. The number of flights per week were later reduced.

    Responding to the announcement, Chief Executive Officer (Ag) of the Barbados Tourism Management Inc, Robert Chase, opined that this move by JetBlue will not have a significant impact on the overall performance coming out of the United States.

    “We are considering that we will be down probably a couple percentage points in seats coming from the US in the next year, but at the same time we are looking to develop new partners out of the US. So while the current situation may evolve, we are hoping it will evolve to add new seats.”

    The CEO told The Barbados Advocate: “There is still tremendous airlift out of the US with JetBlue, and our partnership with JetBlue still remains very strong. They made a commercial decision in terms of Fort Lauderdale route and they will make other commercial decisions and adjustments as they go along, but we are confident at the same time we will continue to strengthen that partnership and build other routes that we want to see come out of the US.

    “At the same time, JetBlue is not our only partner and we are always growing our partnerships with our airlift, so American Airlines continues to be a strong partner so we continue to have a large number of seats coming out of the US to service both our visitors, our Barbadian public as well as the Diaspora.

    “So we don’t think there is going to be a significant fall-out …at the same time we are very mindful that visitor arrivals is so critically tied to the presence of airlift and the competitiveness of prices is also a function of the extent to which people have choices. So we will look for new options and we will continue to grow those options, but there is no doubt that we have a strong partnership and tremendous airlift out of the US,” he said

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  • Also mire cuts that would effect fla area are expected in Oct 26th
    Affecting Ft. Myers
    West Palm Beach
    Tampa
    Orlanda
    Which will impact smaller cities in north Fla
    Jet Blue prices compared to AAA are cheaper reason why the changes will definitely have a negative impact on peoples pocket book in the Fla area with reduce flying

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  • “Jet Blue snubs Barbados. Could it be that those excess taxes were putting more weight on Jet Blue than they could handle?”

    I’m amazed how some contributors interpret articles to fit in with their political agendas.

    How could discontinuing its daily flights from Fort Lauderdale to BGI, be interpreted as “JetBlue snubbing Barbados?”

    Where is the evidence to suggest “excess taxes” were responsible for the discontinuation of the route?

    JetBlue has also dropped

    Boston: Oakland: seasonal; daily, ends April 28

    Fort Lauderdale: Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI): up to daily, ends April 28

    Long Beach: Las Vegas: reduced to two daily flights from three-times daily on April 28; Oakland: twice daily, ends April 28; Sacramento: twice daily, ends April 28; San Jose: twice daily, ends April 28

    New York JFK: Havana: daily service ends April 28, Saturday-only flights begin May 2

    Oakland: up to daily, ends April 28

    Orlando: Havana: daily, ends April 28; Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP): daily, ends April 28

    It must also be noted, JetBlue has been restructuring its map around its bases on the East Coast and was dropping routes that were financially underperforming since early 2019.

    However, there will be JetBlue flights from:

    New York to Bridgetown (JFK – BGI)
    Boston to Bridgetown (BOS – BGI)
    Newark to Bridgetown (EWR – BGI)
    Orlando to Bridgetown (MCO – BGI)

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  • The more the monkey climbs the more the ass is exposed. Let her post the Trump like half truths. Others will see her for what she is except *Spot on* of course.

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  • i know i dont have to defend Hal. he does an admirable job himself but i see you all attacking Hal relentlessly but Freedom Crier posts lies and barely disguised half truths and no one unpicks dem teef. what gives? is it becos Hal speaks to Bim issues? someone called RG just described Hal’s wife as a “rejected white woman.” i mean good god what is that about?

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  • @Greene

    Take it from the blogmaster 99% of the commenters do not read her comments.

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  • @David

    which one? Freedom Crier or RG? LOL

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  • @Greene

    To fully respond to your concern, BU is a rough forum to debate issues. You have to contend with the dullards, intelligence and other. There is nobody in the forum that takes the level of abuse as the blogmaster. Do what he does, turn the other cheek.

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  • Sir if u want to wrestle facts c with the removal of Jet Blue in Ft. Lauderadle all those cities mentioned some have already felt the impact of the loss of e. g Tampa
    Jet blue in Fla most dominant are for flyers out of Miami north and South fla destinations
    There is no arguing or getting around that all those cities i mentioned have been a positive source for which barbados has gained significantly
    Now tell how and where can govt Govt find the source by which these abandoned routes can be revived by another airline
    Jet Blue states that some countries in the Carribbean were unprofitable of which Barbados was one

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  • Further comments about JetBlue will be deleted.

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  • MAKING AMERICA STRONG AGAIN!
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/18j5A15eZed3X9w76

    ALL THE FORCES OF DARKNESS CANNOT STOP WHAT GOD HAS ORDAINED…ISAIAH 14:27
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/mx73wFQUN3tQn4rVA

    And GODS PLAN for TRUMP is not finished yet he WILL WIN AGAIN till GODS WILL and plan is complete!
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/gD5sUFt8p9bmrAPg8

    The TRUTH sounds like hate to those who HATE the truth…

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  • This is what some in the carribbean basin thinks of Mia

    The. Peaceful. Carribbean 2012 solution
    Rebbeca Theodore

    Circulating in the international press. This is the lying thief and criminal the people of Barbados released on the people of the Caribbean. More deadly than Roosevelt Skeritt in the island of Dominica, this woman is determined to revive the socialist principles of ALBA in the Caribbean, uphold the embattled corruption of Maduro in Venezuela, use a CARICOM diplomatic office in Kenya to launder money for her Caribbean cohorts, as she brings in a new wave of Kenyan financial firms to our Caribbean shores. Mia Mottley– the new thief and criminal on the block- the one seeking to divide and further oppress the people of the Caribbean – the one who collaborated with Skerrit in Dominica to take Ross university to evade his arrest at the hands of federal agents- the one who compensated Skerrit for Ross University by sending RSS forces to Dominica to kill and maime Dominicans standing up for their civil rights at the hands of a dictator of 25 years. – the one using IMF loans to her own personal advantage while the people of Barbados sink deeper into debt. This is Mia Amor Mottley.!

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  • @ David January 25, 2020 7:11 PM

    “Especially from a pathological liar.”

    A new and you still have this extreme animus for Trump. You are going to stress yourself out.

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  • I knew barbados interfernce in the politics of Dominca would become fodder off the backside of Mottley
    I was adamant about the way Mia seize an opportunity to take Ross University off the table and feeding mouths of the Dominica people
    As if that was not enough hence the Dominician election has presented a sorry and wilful approach of Barbados interjection in dominica politics
    Say what u like as i stated through out my comments the backlash coming from those two issues would create division between the people of Barbados and Dominica
    Yet Mia has the mitigated gall to speak about division brought about because of an invite by USA which did not include barbados
    However when one look back Mia also has created division not only amongst Caricom govt but the people of the Caricom community ( with in a year) with self serving measures that have hurt other the people and their economy
    No wonder Jamaica and St. Kitts have shown Mia the middle finger

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  • RE…robert lucas January 26, 2020 10:01 AM @ David January 25, 2020 7:11 PM “Especially from a pathological liar.”
    A new and you still have this extreme animus for Trump. You are going to stress yourself out.”

    THE PRESIDENT THOUGHT TO BE THE SMARTEST IN THE WORLD HAS NEVER ACCOMPLISHED THE LOWEST BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, OR THE FASTEST WAGE GROWTH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SOCIETY. THEY ARE MORE BLACK ENTREPRENEURS BECAUSE OF TRUMP THAN EVER BEFORE AND THE LOWEST HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT EVER RECORDED AND THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE IN FIFTY YEARS. ARE THESE LIES ALSO?

    HENCE THE LEFT HAS AN AGENDA!

    WELL HERE WE GO, WE DO NOT NEED A LICENSED POLYGRAPH EXAMINER, HERE IS OBAMA LYING IN HIS OWN WORDS.
    OBAMA’S CORRUPTION – HIS LIES, IN HIS OWN WORDS

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  • But Truly i cannot understand the psychological mindset of blacks who support Trump
    It is very hard indeed to look at Trump hear his stinking words pelted at poor countries which are made up of ethic group and not be reminded of an era of racism
    Yes i hear those who stand on the front line to support his measures
    But from my thinking a person who speaks words that are throw back to days of racism i would not in any way shape or form eat off from their table not even if my belly was hungry
    Maybe just Maybe those who stands up for trump are sleep fast asleep and have forgotten how racism was a way to hurt and torture their fore-parents
    Therefore out of deep respect for those who suffered under racist acts of tyranny i refuse to be a part of a cycle of racist rants that hurt and condemn ethic groups said by Trump

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  • THE ESTIMATED DEATHS OF 650,000-850,000 UNION SOLDIERS (MOSTLY WHITE MEN) FIGHTING FOR THE FREEDOM OF SLAVES…

    NO ONE GETS A FREE PASS TO BE RACIST TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING!

    A Man is Judged by the Content of his Character Not the Colour of his Skin…Martin Luther king.

    RACISM is unacceptable, horrific, immature, and disgusting NO MATTER WHO IS DOING IT…

    For the past 10 years we’ve watch this horrifically racist culture being nurtured and empowered on the Left where they say it’s ok for minorities to be Racist to white Americans because “White Democrat Americans” were racist in the past towards minorities…

    This is ABSURD!!!

    YOU DO NOT OVERCOME RACISM BY BEING RACIST!

    The VAST majority of Americans are NOT racist, but you’ll never hear that from the media because it doesn’t provide the sensationalism they thrive on…

    So let’s set the record straight.

    If you think you deserve something because of the color of your skin, you’re a racist.

    If you think someone should be penalized for the color of their skin, you’re a racist.

    If you view every socio-economic problem as a racial issue, you’re a racist.

    If you think rules or laws don’t apply to you because of the color of your skin, you’re a racist.

    If you support groups, colleges, beauty pageants, scholarships, or anything else that ONLY includes or excludes based on the color of someone’s skin, you’re a racist.

    If you make a decision or cast judgment on another person BASED ON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, YOU’RE A RACIST!!!

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  • NOT ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL, CULTURE IS MADE UP OF COUNTLESS DECISIONS OF PRESENT AND PAST INHABITANTS AND THEY DO NOT GO IN THE SAME DIRECTION.

    If you look at Haiti and see the Lawlessness that goes on in Haiti and that helps Haiti Constitute or make up its own Culture and you look at Barbadians and see their Considerate attitudes towards each other and who are generally law abiding. In addition, if a Barbadian was to say we do not want any Wholesale Immigration from Haiti In Barbados would that make us Racist? Alternatively, is it that you are trying to protect and defend your Culture?

    IN BARBADOS WE HAVE A SAYING ALL ROADS LEAD TO BRIDGETOWN BUT THE HAITIAN ROAD DOES NOT LEAD TO BRIDGETOWN FOR THEIR CULTURE LEADS ELSEWHERE.

    SO IF PEOPLE IN AMERICA SAY THEY DO NOT WANT SO MANY HAITIANS DOES THAT MAKE THEM RACIST OR LIKE BARBADOS THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT CULTURE WHICH THEY ARE PROTECTING?

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  • @ Bajan in New York

    Jan 31 will be symbolic. Still 11 months to go before the big moment. Watch out for the decision on Huawei on Tuesday. That will be the big indicator.

    @Greene

    You are a gentleman. Be careful of the anonymous nutcases.

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  • Especially those you interact with daily.

    Spot on!

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  • @ Hal

    Know that when they personally attack you, that you are doing something right.

    It is the Bajan local condition.

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  • @ Baje

    Thanks. Always remember the lunatics in the asylum.

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  • Birds of a feather flock together.

    Do not forget it.

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  • We does keep hearing about the Bajan local condition. So, I must believe when the Bajans living abroad do the same things, it must be the Bajan international condition.

    There are a lot of hypocrites on Barbados Underground. Hal Austin come here and insult many contributors, ESPECIALLY David BU, and not one of you are man or woman enough to defend them or tell Austin he is WRONG. You all prefer to remain silent, say you respect his rights to comment or wait until someone attacks him, and that is when you all find your voices to condemn them.

    We have a Baje that each time he is cornered, he likes to remind us about how many qualifications he has, how many universities he lectured at, how many businesses he managed and recently, he told us about being some sort of paid expert in a number of technologies and does consult with a lot of major US companies every week. Things that did not have nothing to do with the discussion. Austin told us this is part of the Bajan condition that is called intellectual intimidation.

    I also hope you know that when the lord your god Austin keeps attacking the blogmaster personally, it could be because the blogmaster is DOING SOMETHING RIGHT, too.

    This got to be the Bajan international condition.

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  • Was that an anonymous commenter you just complimented?

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  • Somewhat surprised we haven’t heard about US-Cuba relations in this debacle.
    Natural disasters are taking care of PR. But for Bahamas, Jamaica and other northern Caribbean sun destinations, incl the Uk and USVI, opening Cuba to US citizens would be a harsh blow.

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  • @ RG

    Now how would someone like you or anyone on a tiny dot of an island or a blogger on BU be in a position to corner me?

    Last time I checked I don’t depend on anything out of the island or needed any acknowledgment.

    I will continue to call out the hypocrisy and deception on the island Barbados which is ‘punching above its weight’ (deadweight).

    Strange that WARU, HAL and many others who can see clearly how the masses are suffering in silence among themselves whilst the crooked Politician, lawyers and drug lord cohorts are wrecking their lives through corruption and deadly violence almost daily islandwide.

    If leaving the island on a scholarship, studying hard and excelling locally and overseas means I should be ashamed and bow down to characters like you then you are not living in the real world.

    You want to come on BU disparage a man’s character, insult his wife and make racist comments to malign Hal Austin says that he is going in the right direction.

    I have lived among many demons like you locally in Barbados so I make no excuse in saying that it is a local Bajan condition to malign, gossip and seek to destroy someone with credibility in the eyes of others.

    I smile every day that I left the local cesspool AS IT CONTINUES TO GET MUCH WORSE and the fact I live a relatively stressfree and productive life.

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  • JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW EXPRESSING YOUR VIEW MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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  • @Northern Observer

    Thanks for the solid.

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  • @ Baje

    Today is Sunday and it is full moon. Demons are out.

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  • Did you just respond to an anonymous commenter?

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  • @ Freedom Crier

    when you post from a database of right whinge tropes it proves you have no mind

    review and think about Frances Cress Welsing’s functional definition of racism to understand white supremacy racism

    “Functional Definition Of Racism = White Supremacy = Apartheid: As a black behavioral scientist and practicing psychiatrist, my own functional definition of racism (white supremacy) is as follows: “Racism (white supremacy) is the local and global power system and dynamic, structure, maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined; which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action, and emotional response, as conducted, simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war); for the ultimate purpose of white genetic survival and to prevent white genetic annihilation on planet Earth – a planet upon which the vast and overwhelming majority of people are classified as non-white (black, brown, red and yellow) by white-skinned people, and all of the non-white people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration) compared to the genetic recessive white-skinned people.”

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  • @ D0fBU

    Can U check your moderation station identification bucket

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  • @ Baje

    DON’T CARE WHAT THE TOPIC IS ABOUT ON BU, you ALWAYS came here to remind us ad nauseam of your “achievements.”

    I don’t hear rich people bragging about how much money they have, or academics keep reminding us how bright they are. I don’t hear people who have good jobs bragging that they do.

    Anytime people have to CONSTANTLY brag about themselves, it usually means they are not satisfied with themselves, not comfortable with who they are. They are not only trying to impress others, they are actually trying to CONVINCE themselves they are the person they were hoping to become.

    In other words, I long realize you are a FRAUD, an under achiever, a failure, a classic example of someone punching above his weight. A man PLAYING HEAVY, but WEIGHING LIGHT. You have champagne taste and mauby pockets.

    As the blogmaster says, you may have the last word.

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