There seems to be some confusion within the Royal family. Such confusion may be used as supporting evidence by those who wish to remove the Queen as our Head of State. Since there seems to be one-way traffic on this issue in the media, some balance is required.
The Queen provides us with valuable insurance. We should not cancel our insurance policy unless we can obtain an equal of better one.
We should insure against unaffordable foreseen events. Many of us have car, home, and health insurance. We have it to protect us in the event that: our home sustains major damage, our car is involved in a major collision, and we suffer a major medical emergency.
Like any insurance policy, we hope that we will never have to use it. No one wants to suffer major damage. However, if we do, it is comforting to know that the event was insured.
We are not insured against the mismanagement of our economy. We elect politicians who: pass laws to increase our burden of taxes, restrict our opportunities to earn, and confiscate our property without compensation.
If we do not like their management methods, then our options are to either: like it, lump it, or hope that more responsible persons will offer to manage our economy. A more responsible government will: reduce the tax burden, allow all Barbadians to participate in Barbados’ economy, and behave fairly.
If our constitution allows us to remove an inept and corrupt government administration every five years, then what additional insurance can the Queen provide Barbadians? We have Royal insurance for two foreseen events.
After World War 2, many African colonies obtained their independence. Many hastened their economic and social decline when they politicised their countries’ public services.
To protect Barbadians from a similar fate, the DLP and BLP representatives agreed to a constitution where the Queen’s representative would be responsible for hiring, disciplining and firing public workers.
After we were granted our independence, our politicians pursued a path that could only ruin our economy. First, they recommended aged persons to be appointed as Governor Generals. Then they placed political agencies between the Governor Generals and our public workers.
Finally, they gave our Governor Generals tiresome ceremonial duties, that distracted them from the gradual politicisation of our public service.
Our Governor Generals no longer protect us, by defending our public service from politicians who want to politicise it. Although we are insured against this foreseen disaster, we are left exposed as if we were not insured. Therefore, that Royal insurance is currently useless.
The second insured event is exemplified by Grenada. In 1983, the Grenadian military lined up the Cabinet of Grenada against a wall and murdered them. They then turned their guns on the people and killed at least 19.
Fortunately for the Grenadians, their Governor General accepted his responsibility to protect Grenadian citizens, and activated the Royal insurance policy. Thus, the Grenadian people were liberated from tyranny.
Contrast that relief with the situation in Rwanda a few years later. The United Nations had military units in Rwanda, who confirmed the massacres of one ethnic group. Every week, we would learn of an additional 50,000 persons that were massacred.
The UN’s only response was to issue useless resolutions, telling the murderers to behave themselves. The murderers ignored the resolutions and slaughtered 300,000 people. The UN responded with more useless resolutions. So, they slaughtered 500,000 more.
What did the US do during the slaughter of about 800,000 persons. They were trying to find a way not to call the mass slaughter of one group of people genocide. By doing so, they convinced themselves that they did not need to stop the killings.
It is foreseen that we will be deceived into electing a tyrannical administration one day. When we are being mercilessly oppressed, on whom can we call on for relief. We will likely die waiting on the UN, US, EU, or CARICOM, because we have no insurance policies with them.
They may or may not stop our political oppressors, depending on if it is in their self-interests. With an active insurance policy, the only reason why our suffering will likely be prolonged, is if our Governor General sides with our oppressors, and does not activate our Royal policy.
If our Governor Generals act only in the best interests of those who recommended their appointments, then our Royal insurance is illusory. Before we wake up one day to find ourselves uninsured, perhaps the time has come to ask our Governor General for the circumstances under which our Royal insurance will be activated.
Ugandans used to have Royal insurance, but their politicians cancelled their protection. Without this restraint, approximately 500,000 Ugandan citizens were murdered, for political reasons, during Uganda’s first 15 years as a republic. When a nation becomes uninsured, the only losers are its citizens, unless every person is allowed to self-insure, like in the US.
Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com
It all depends on the context and nature of the issue in query
Government is responsible for remit of running public sector of Barbados and regulating private sector
Opposition is responsible for holding Government to account
Citizens of Barbados are stakeholders in the country (and are African Slave Descendants)
Businesses operate in jurisdiction under Barbados law
If you want to suggest improvements or solutions you can go to Government, or to opposition to do so on your behalf.
If you want to make a complaint against Government, you raise issue through Government channels, if not satisfied through Courts and Tribunals. Opposition can help you build a case.
Barbados is effectively in an IVA (Insolvency Voluntary Agreement), where they must keep to the terms of Agreement,
or will be judged to be in default and forced into Bankruptcy
Historically Barbados was a Slave Port and British Colony used for shipping Slaves between Africa and Americas and plantation land
and could still be a strategic shipping port for Superpowers.
There is some accusations that Government has taken control of deeds of land and bad administration of land owners deeds.
Reparations for Slavery is a valid legal claim which is being dismissed by GB
(although slave masters were paid value of their property)
Barbados could have future links with Africa
Africa has rare earth resources that China has control of and USA need for technology
If Barbados is made bankrupt who would be creditors, what is valuation of island (a) for stakeholders to keep control (b) for superpowers to take control of
Does Barbados trust USA, UK, China, Africa as partners to protect it’s interests
“There is some accusations that Government has taken control of deeds of land and bad administration of land owners deeds.
Reparations for Slavery is a valid legal claim which is being dismissed by GB
(although slave masters were paid value of their property).”
House negros from each and every government from the 1940s steal land from the Black population and some others too..primarily so that the majority does not have access to progress and wealth, you steal their land, you steal generations of wealth creation and livlihood, leaving the majority forever dependant on a british created system of bondage and mentally enslaved African descendants..with the dirty corrupt minorities and sell out negros of parliament as the beneficiaries.
…..unless and until the citizens REJECT these house negro governments who pledge allegiance to a racist, black hating palace…and unhinge themselves from the british system of Black bondage, things will remain the same, they cannot have it both ways, you want to access your African birthright, you cannot do so while still locked into the UK system of black enslavement and hatred….you want to be free, you cannot unless you stop electing filthy house negros who do not want to see you free.
…..you also cannot continue to be lead by their toxic, corrupt house negros who do not want you to own any land or wealth, who see nothing better for you than badly constructed ghetto housing and low wages at racist hotels and help railroad your black children and grandchildren into expensively built prisons that their stink minority bribers and business partners were given million dollar contracts by them to build…it is self defeating and self destructive.
UK is dismissing a valid reparations claim while trying to crawl into Africa to rape, pillage and plunder Africa and her descendants again, you cannot allow this to happen. As i continually said and now it is becoming quite clear, the only reparations should be to UNSHACKLE from the UK shite monarchy, free the Black descendants of slaves PERMANENTLY from the facade of thinking the UK cares anything about Black people….it was just a stop gap until they found a way to return to Africa to commit more crimes and steal more wealth with Black people as their victims AGAIN.
A whole week was spent on FB exposing the Palace and #10 Downing Street intent before an African leader realized what was being said…you have to be quicker than that to deal with this crime of the century in the making…do not expect their house negros to care, they prefer things remain as is so they can continue their small island rape, plundering and pillaging from the people in order to pretend to be millionaires and not the descendants of slaves that they are, they relegate that distinction to you and your children and future generations, not to themselves, keeping you in modern day slavery and bondage, that is what they pledge allegiance to the palace to do.
the last 30 of these evil negros must be removed by the people, a message has to be sent.
But we are well aware that there are no politicians on the island mentally capable of taking a stand or doing the right things, they were schooled to be house/palace negros and that is what you will get, more of the same…it will be a tough battle, but the parasitic, self hating BLP who only know how to promote minorities to wealth and keep their own people poor by raping the treasury and the pension fund consistently…gotta go…they have overstayed.
Cousin Boris can tell me if i got it all right, am sure there is more that the Black bloodline from the Palace can pull and share, it will come…and am willing to pay him double to tell me how the hell he and them planned to get clean away with this in the 21st century.
These were the days in the Caribbean when you could set up and MURDER BLACK CARIBBEAN PROPHETS….but never their words, their words live on through eternity..
these were the days .when house ni**ers were more than happy to set upon their own black brethern and take their lives to protect white criminality against their own.
“These were the days in the Caribbean when you could set up and MURDER BLACK CARIBBEAN PROPHETS….but never their words, their words live on through eternity.”
Who shot Bob Marley?
In battle between Socialism and Capitalism Bob (Robert Nesta Marley) who was a Rasta was deemed a threat to US powers that be
Edward Seaga (Jamaica Labour Party) and Michael Manley (People’s National Party) were fighting an election where street gangs were employed to shoot opponents for blood dunza terrorising voters
Which gang shot Bob on consignment and who were orders for the hit from
(a) Manley’s social democratic PNP or (b) Seaga’s CIA backed Pro-capitalist Jamaican Labour Party
When did I shot the Sheriff first cam out and when was Bob Marley shot? Which year was the Marley/Saga/Manley peace meeting?
He was shot in 1976.
Lived in London 1977.
Went back to Jamdown in 1978 for peace concert.
(not sure when documentary was 1st released)
What is the connection between Marley’s experience and the song? By the way, when Marley lived in London he spent part of almost every day at the office of a Bajan guy called George in Harlesden, opposite the social security office, above the hairdresser’s.
Bob Marley and The Wailers shot the Sheriff in 1973 Derrick Morgan shot the Deputy in 1975
it was unrelated to the street gang proxy war shooting by Edward CIA-ga Minister of Devil-ment and Warfare
THE GROUND-HOGS ON BU REPEATING THE SAME OLD SAME CONTINUOUSLY TO PROVE THEIR SUPERIORITY BY BEHAVING LIKE GROUND-HOGS… WHAT A WASTE!
They do not seem capable of breaking out of that activity and that they were serious issues discussed by Grenville Phillips about the Insurance Policies but the Habitual suspects are behaving like the Usual Ground-Hog Rodents. INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE ISSUES PRESENTED, THEY IN TYPICAL GOEBBELS MANNER, DEFLECT WITH THEIR SMOKE SCREEN TACTICS AND REPEATED LIES TO DISCREDIT THE MESSENGER.
BACK TO THE SUBJECT MANNER AT HAND… Grenville Phillips “When a nation becomes uninsured, the only losers are its citizens, unless every person is allowed to self-insure, like in the US.”
Can a Criminal Obtain a Gun and keep it? Would a Law-abiding Citizen in Barbados acquire an Illegal Gun and Keep it? What would happen if Law abiding Citizens had Guns and Criminals did not? What would happen if Criminals have Guns and Law abiding Citizens did not?
If you Answer these Questions Truthfully you should come to the understanding that Law Abiding Citizens with Guns is the Protection that we all need as the Police can’t be everywhere at the same time but Law Abiding Citizens can.
In America in Texas Gun ownership is the Highest in the US and violent crime is the Lowest in the US. So when people talk about Confiscation of Guns they do not mean the Criminals they mean ordinary Law abiding Citizens.
As a matter of Policy why would you Confiscate Guns and leave the Criminals with their Guns, is that what’s being advocated?
GUN CONTROL IS NOT ABOUT GUNS
IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT CONTROL
WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE BEAST…
In 1960, 16 African nations got their independence from the UK. It will be a good idea for an article in one of our newspapers on how independence has worked out over the last 60 years.
A bright and happy weekend to all of Barbados.
Coming here and seeing the name of various contributors give me a good feeling.
Have a great day Barbado.s
I do not how the talking points of organizations in the USA become a part of the Bajan landscape.
What next, someone claiming to be a representative/founder of the B-NRA
Theo…the ignorant will always focus on the unimportant and the petty, looking for credit for useless shit..BU used to be littered with them, now ya only find one or two that people know and fully ignore…i have warned them about this for years, but they can’t help themselves, that is why most of them are lost and we left them behind years ago to wallow in the unimportant….just scroll on past, don’t feed the trolls looking for attention that has no progress or intelligent discourse.
Grenville Phillips “When a nation becomes uninsured, the only losers are its citizens, unless every person is allowed to self-insure, like in the US.”
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
GUNS IN THE HANDS OF HONEST CITIZENS SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY AND, YES, GUN-CONTROL LAWS ADVERSELY AFFECT ONLY THE LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS.
Take note before it’s too late!
The next time someone talks in favour of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are “citizens”. Without them, we are “subjects”.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
You’re not imagining it; history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.
If you value your Freedom, please spread this anti-gun-control message to all of your friends.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
IT’S A NO BRAINER!
Wuhloss….cousin Boris had a week..they think he is drowning.
“after such a huge election victory, Boris Johnson should now be enjoying a “walking on water” phase. Although his opinion poll ratings are improving, they did not break through the darkening clouds at Westminster. “We have had a bad week,” one senior Tory admitted.
Even Johnson’s wins are being called into question. “
And that is exactly how the new negros of parliament kept it, no upgrades in 80 years, it is still a slave society, modern day and ugly. The mental effects of that brutality, mental misery, can still be seen in the descendants of slaves on the island today. And then these greedy sows in UK are drooling and gushing about Africa’s riches, yall must be out of your goddamn wicked, vicious minds.
The house negros could not institute brutal slavery so they settled for tourism dependency, still as oppressive and suppressing, no alternate economic enfranchisement for the descendants of UKs greed which are now the majority population. Everyone around the world must be aware of how oppressive the black governments still are, mimicking UK slavemasters.
Barbados became the world’s first slave society when Britain’s first slave owners built the land on slavery.
Prof. Hilary Beckles of the University of the West Indies noted it was a historical event as there is a difference between a slave society and a society with slaves.
“All societies in the hemisphere had enslaved people but Barbados was the first to be built and sustained completely upon the enslavement of Africans with no alternative system of economic development,” he submitted in a BBC documentary.
The slave system was ruthlessly enforced from the start. A 1661 document known as the Barbados Slave Code authored by the island’s most powerful slave owners gives insight in their way of thinking. The first page described Africans as heathenish, brutish and dangerous kinds of people showing that their racism was based on hatred of the Africans and self-interest”
Yeah cousin Boris….ah caught ya redhanded, you know these crimes against young black African people have been going on in Africa for at least 5 years or more, you know Africa got too many dumb useless Black leaders just like the Caribbean, that is why ya so hot and sweaty to rampage there…you know what the Chinese were doing all along and ya hot to join them…..but newsflash cousin , the Chinese will have to leave, how does that grab you.
@Piece the Legend February 7, 2020 11:30 PM “..why he is commanding her to go there and read WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WROTE FOR HIM!”
NOBODY can command me to do anything. Not even Donald Trump. Not ever the Queen of England.
At age 4 i started helping my parents work the land. Still working the land. As long as God sends the sun and the rain I will survive. Worked for myself and for other people more that 60 years now. Obeyed orders some of my work life. Will not obey orders from anybody now. Was working for myself when Grenville was only a tiny little gleam in his daddy’s eyes.
I don’t take orders from my juniors.
Grenville is my junior. You too Piece, I suspect.
So which fool was on here yammering on about arming everyone with guns again. The police need to check and see how many illegal guns these yammerers and their dangerous, criminal ilk own and distribute.
Had to comment on that one.
Sometimes they just want to take what is happening in the USA and bring it to Barbados.
It does not matter that there are stark differences between the two countries; it does not matter if it is good or bad, if it is in the US we want it here also. Difference in sizes of the countries and populations, differences in culture i and in the racial composition of the populations are all thrown out the window as we want to be like the US.
The sad thing is despite our boast of being educated, with or without legal guns it will be the same fools that suffer. Some only want moreguns to shoot more fools.
“Sometimes they just want to take what is happening in the USA and bring it to Barbados..”
just to create more murder and mayhem in an already vulnerable, depressed and poverty stricken populaiton…
problem for them, this happens in the US too….The police need to check and see how many illegal guns these yammerers and their dangerous, criminal ilk own and distribute.
GUNS DO NOT KILL ANYBODY PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE, BAD PEOPLE KILL ORDINARY PEOPLE. BAD PEOPLE GET GUNS WHETHER YOU BAN THEM OR NOT.
If you Ban guns are, the ordinary good folk cannot defend themselves. In Barbados, they are numerable Gangs with Guns and ordinary people are defenseless. They have no Insurance.
The only people who can protect themselves at present are the few with legal guns a small portion of the police and all the Bad Men.
IF YOU DO NOT THINK THAT, YOU WOULD LIKE PROTECTION OR INSURANCE YOU HAVE MADE YOURSELF A SITTING DUCK AND HAPLESS VICTIM.
THESE SAME PEOPLE WHO SAYS DON’T BRING THIS TO BARBADOS DO NOT LIVE HEA!
In Venezuela, the People had Guns and when the Dictator Chavez was on his death bed and he appointed MADuro to take over his position he banned guns in 2011. And Now the people are at the mercy of the Government gangs and the Army, while Death and Mayhem Prevails and over Five Million have Fled and more are still leaving. In case you think Five Million is a little bit, it is over fifteen times the Population of Barbados.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A VICTIM OR YOU WANT TO BE A ONE THAT CAN STAND THEIR OWN GROUND. Socialism believes in taking away your Right to Defend yourself because they feel that all men are Evil and need to be Controlled whereas Freedom Lets you Defend yourself, your Family, your Community, your Property and your Country for Law Abiding Citizens.
TRUMP’S POWERFUL DENUNCIATION OF SOCIALISM BOLSTERED BY VENEZUELA’S RIGHTFUL PRESIDENT AT SOTU
Venezuelan Legal President Juan Guaido listens as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
President Donald Trump issued a powerful warning against the nefarious impact of socialism in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Yet he also did one better: he had two Venezuelans in the audience, including the legitimate president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.
“Socialism destroys nations,” Trump declared. “But always remember, freedom unites the soul.”
The president celebrated the 59-nation coalition against Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro.
“Maduro is an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who brutalizes his people. But Maduro’s grip on tyranny will be smashed and broken,” he declared. “Here this evening is a very brave man who carries with him the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of all Venezuelans. Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.”
He asked Guaidó to tell Venezuela that “All Americans are united with the Venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom!”
Yo cousin Boris ….is UK and our royal family proud of themselves yet…ya should be, look how much destruction you created in Black people’s lives African descended people, yes, the same Africa, remember the one with all the riches that the African descended are entitled to…….even the Black bloidlines from the palace, nuclear type destruction…proud until you puke.
“At the turn of the 20th century, colonialism meant that colonial subjects did not have the right to determine their own future. Hakim Adi introduces us to Pan-Africanism and some of the key figures and organisations who campaigned against colonialism and racism before the outbreak of World War Two.
It cannot be forgotten that those who came to Britain from the Caribbean before World War Two came with lived experience of colonial rule. Most importantly, colonialism meant that colonial subjects did not have the right to determine their own future. They had few political rights, and the colonial economies were entirely dependent on Britain. Indeed, the Caribbean economies had initially been based entirely on slavery. They were designed to produce wealth for Britain through the kidnapping, forced transportation and exploitation of millions of African men, women and children.
The legacy of slavery and the racism that accompanied it were ever present in the Caribbean. Opportunities for education were also limited. Colonial rule did not provide any institutions of higher education, so those who wished to study at that level, to become nurses, doctors or lawyers, for example, were forced to travel abroad to Britain, the United States and elsewhere. Others travelled abroad to seek employment, or to better themselves in other ways. Out of this unique set of social and political conditions emerged numerous individuals and organisations who campaigned against colonialism and racism.”
even the Black BLOODLINES from the palace.
Yeah, those Black bloodlines from Buckingham Palace.
Yeah UK, you have no shame, you have no damn respect and to prove how very repulsive you continue to be, will never change your filthy ways, cousin Boris still has the nerve to talk about Africa’s riches.
Well i am still waiting for the date and year you people put riches in Africa..that you still believe you own..
The British press, as usual, is exploding with rage over Harry and Meghan. But can someone plse remind me what this young couple have done wrong?
By their action they have given the monarchy a black eye by surrendering their connection.