Barbados Goes on Partial LOCKDOWN

Prime Minister Mia Mottley  advised the country tonight that Barbados will impose a curfew from 8PM to 6AM starting on Saturday 28 March 2020  until 14 April 2020. On a personal note the Prime Minister also shared she will be MIA for a while because her medical team advised her to undergo a medical procedure this coming weekend. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw will act as prime minister. The blogmaster wishes her well.

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  • Still waiting to hear what theses you submitted and their subject. After all you’re an expert in EVERYTHING and should have plenty theses. Now Dr.Best (I wonder if Richard Carter taught him at school?) is a public health specialist and CMO and is leading on the medical front. The Carter gentleman has experience in working with the Ebola epidemic and is assisting with the messaging but he is unsuitable because the PM appointed him. DFID your own guvment musse he friend too. A short, inferior-complex infected character of a man are you. Bittuh like aloes!🤣🤣
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    @ Hal YOU HAVE ONE OF THE MAIN BLP BENEFACTORS AND POOCHLICKERS AFTER YOU @enuff.

    HAVEN’T SEEN THIS CLAIM TO FAME OF MEETING REGULARLY 2 WHITE MEN IN NEW YORK IN MEETINGS POSTING THIS MANY TIMES IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS.

    IF BLP GOVERNMENT NEEDED A PR MAN TO ASSIST WITH MESSAGING THEY HAVE ROY MORRIS THE FORMERLY ALLEGED TEENAGE GIRLS RAPIST TO DO THAT BILLING.

    THE SOCIOLOGIST HAS TO BE ANOTHER BLP COLLEAGUE SUCKING FROM THE TAXPAYERS SORE AND DRY NIPPLES.

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  • Silly Woman
    March 30, 2020 4:44 PM

    @John March 30, 2020 4:22 PM “In the entire world so far there have been 52,150 deaths. COVID -19 has been blown way out of proportion.”
    You are only saying so now because none of those 52,150 DEAD PEOPLE are not you immediate family or close friends.

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

    Is it factual or not?

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  • The world has gone through far worse scenarios than this one and families have lost loved ones.

    Here is the attitude back then!!

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  • I am hearing there is someone on a ventilator.

    We can only hope and pray for their safe recovery.

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  • I spent a lot of the 90’s with the Heart Foundation as a result of my voluntary service with LIONS.

    As a layman I saw a lot of people who had survived open heart surgery’ some who had “died” on the operating table all sorts.

    What I got from the experience is “DON’T SMOKE”

    I had my own experience with my heart, kind of like a miracle.

    Never smoked but still have cardiovascular disease even though I have always had good exercise.

    I know smoking will kill you.

    I’ve watched family and friends who have smoked and faced health problems.

    Those problems were/are not nice.

    Just “DON’T SMOKE”.

    Don’t smoke tobacco, don’t smoke marijuana don’t smoke anything.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    David Mr Blogmaster, you run a quite informative, high end blog save for the petty, personal BS that pops up…

    In this extremely important time of COVID19 ur team has a duty of care like the folks at Twitter did recently to mark or delete posts which undermine public safety with absurd disinformation or are just simply ridiculously NOT accurate.

    I have no desire to get into it with BS cross talk with anyone but some of the recent remarks from @John are wrong and dangerously ridiculous.

    I am sure you have read the reports of the many countries where some hospital staff are completely swamped with beds and beds of affected COVID patients… The workers are in dire circumstances with no end in sight…

    And yet this man spews nonsense about ONLY X deaths as if that alone is a key metric.

    Does this man UNDERSTAND that morgues in some citiies CANNOT take the numbers of deceased as they are overfull; that funeral directors are also under pressure; that refrigerated trucks are almost de rigeur outside hospitals in NY, New Orleans, places in California and in Paris and In Italy, or the larger numbers of cadavers!

    In Iran they do mass graves !

    Does he get it and is simply being a provacateur or he is being a fool for it’s sake!

    The only thing that I can equate this too is watching MASH years ago and seeing how the team rushed around when the wounded were brought in from a battle… everything was spiked, all staff were stretched to the ‘end of their string like a kite’, sick people all around and still more coming it!

    This is NOT normal and comparisons to regular flu is INSANE…

    His prior scholarship makes his commentary that more impossible to comprehend…

    … anyhow, if Twitter can delete stupid disinformation on covid from the President of Brazil surely your team can stop his nonsense.

    I gone.

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  • So true, John. There is a Bajan saying, “Someting got to cah yuh.” There is a time to live and a time to die. As someone who probably has less time to live than I have already lived, I do not intend to waste time worrying about my death. That being said I will take all actions that are in my power to delay my demise.

    There is a movie called “Pompeii” which has the most poignant ending I have ever seen. Faced with inescapable death from a raging volcano a young woman and her valiant male friend set their horse free so that he could have the chance to outrun the volcano without the added burden that would condemn them all to death. Then the young lady tells her friend that she refuses to spend the last moments of her life in a frantic and futile attempt to escape death. She determines to enjoy the last moments to the limit. So they die together locked in a passionate embrace.

    From the time my son became old enough to understand death I have spoken to him about what he should do in the event of my death. He knows all about my assets and before all this broke loose I was on my way to preparing my will. I have told him what I want in terms of a funeral i.e. as simple and inexpensive as possible. I have told him that he should allow himself to mourn but not for too long because death is inevitable. I have told him that he must enjoy the rest of his life remembering all the good times. Today he told me that I turn everything into a joke. Sometimes he begs me to stop because his side is in stitches. After I’m gone he will still be laughing.

    And so I went to the supermarket today (practising social distancing but still cracking jokes with the shoppers, of course) and calmly stocked up enough food and medicine to prevent me from having to leave home for a few months. I have asked my son to stop his friends from even passing by. We are taking this virus and the expected economic ramifications seriously but philosophically. And I MEAN philosophically. This morning we discussed what good can be salvaged out of this global pandemic in terms of a re-order of some attitudes and priorities. We looked at how all sectors of society have come to realize their interdependence.

    In the meantime we are doing what we CAN do rather than sitting around moaning. He did most of the forking in my budding garden. The chives are still alive. Tomorrow I will start my compost pile and plant some garlic. Every day I will plant something else until all my planting material is gone. I am taking regular exercise. The martial arts instructor is live streaming classes. My son is using the time indoors to set up his website and create his product. He is also taking advantage of the bonus month from CXC.

    It is good to keep an eye on the government’s handling of this crisis. In doing so though we should remember that EVERY COUNTRY is struggling to strike a balance. It is far easier for us to “flap our gums” on BU. This is not a mathematical equation.that can be easily solved.

    And as we opine that Mia Mottley does not care about Bajans we should remember that by virtue of being out and about more than the average citizen, she will be more vulnerable just as Boris Johnson was.

    And I bet she still smokes like a chimney.

    And she also has a old mother and father and other relatives and friends in Barbados just as we do.

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  • Mr. All Caps, not two white men…many. Get it right. Now I can self-isolate from BU and the 🤡🤡.🤣🤣🤣

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  • And speaking of Mottley’s family, that reminds me of this Bajan gem.

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  • Cyan stop deh! Too sweet! Can’t find the video that used to show on CBC. That was even sweeter!

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  • https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/coronavirus-on-the-border-why-mexico-has-so-few-cases-compared-with-the-us/ar-BB11VNX7?ocid=spartandhp

    Mexico doesn’t test.

    It has 28 deaths.

    The number of cases is unknown.

    I think the reason Mexico has so few deaths is because the virus is neither as contagious or as deadly as thought.

    It isn’t anything scientific the authorities are doing.

    Social distancing is a natural human response and works.

    New York, New Orleans, the West Coast and also Europe are all man made.

    It was the number of infections from the celebrations at the beginning that is the difference between America, Europe and Mexico.

    So real hope I believe for most countries.

    The virus will soon pass for most countries but it will take longer in Europe.

    New York, New Orleans and their environs will also take longer to clear but not as long as Europe.

    I don’t think reinfection of large populations is going to happen once there is no repeat of the celebrations and close contact of large numbers.

    I think if people in New York and its environs, New Orleans and its environs and other epicentres stay put the rest of America will get back to work.

    … and Hal,

    Relax.

    The UK will soon be fine.

    Just observe the social distancing norm mankind figured out from ever since and you will be fine.

    …. and Don’t Smoke, …. tobacco, marijuana or anything else!!

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  • @Baje aka 3 Degrees and ex-army guy,

    I knew you were a major league asshole from the time you tried to win an argument with Robert Goren by stating you have 3 degrees, but you are outdoing yourself. What exactly did you study with the free college education the USA granted you after your army service? You may fool the others, but I know a Bajan academic or a person of means doesn’t comes to the USA and join the army.

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  • I bought more than fifty mask late february when i saw the devastation in China
    Around that time CDC said mask would not help
    Many people took that advice and did not take into consideration that self preservation in times of crisis is a major priority
    Fortunately i have always depended on my observation to make common sense decisions through out my life
    Hence my commonse lead me to believe not to take any chances since coughing and sneezing are symptomatic carries of the virus and i should not be caught in a circumstance where an individual might have to sneeze or cough impulsively
    So yes i started to where my masks even though the CDC statements were opposite to my way of thinking
    Yesterday WHO retracted earlier comments on mask wearing by stating that wearing of mask would be helpful since the virus can be released through the droplets caused by sneezing and can live in the atmosphere for a period of time

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  • Not one to brag or boast but observation is a crucial and important monitoring device
    It serves purpose well in areas where book knoweldge is limited to present and ongoing circumstances
    Was reading where USA state dept had to rely on the use of intelligence to track the source of the virus in China and other undemocractic countries
    The source of the (now) released information states that the info gathered is still not as accurate in numbers in China and Russia from what he has observed through intelligence gathering because China has blocked much of what is happening through the use of technology
    Book knoweldge is good but precise and crtical information can only be done through observation
    President Carter once told a story of asking a commuinist official how he gets some of his intelligence and the official pointed to his eyes
    Go figure

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  • You may very well have hoarded masks that medical personnel may need. The government should have commandeered the supply. The medical personnel will be the ones in danger if this thing explodes. YOU could simply stay home out of harm’s way.

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  • @ Baje

    I have seen people coming on BU talking about their qualifications, the number of properties they have, how often they travel, etc, without a buzz. I have also seen people coming on BU and claiming they were at school with me (and by definition with @Bajan in New York) in the 1970s. It got cheap laughs.
    So did the keyboard warriors making other such claims. I remember one man, who uses eight different non-de-plumes, who make a claim and when I innocently pointed out it was wrong, he apologised. Two weeks later, he returned to it. It was too good a laugh to let go of.
    @Baje, no one likes letters after someone’s name more than the chairman. Look at how he genuflects to people with titles.

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  • Is it possible for a retired senior journalist to lead commenters by being steely focussed on the substantive issues? Instead of always working to gain favour with ANONYMOUS commenters?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 5:48 AM
    “I bought more than fifty mask late february…”
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    It is you and people like you who are responsible for putting the health and lives of front line health care workers in Barbados at risk.

    I asked an acquaintance who is a medical doctor at QEH A&E whether they have enough personal protective equipment. Here is their response:
    “A&E is responsible for moderate to severe cases.
    I have 2 masks.
    1 gown
    Everything is limited
    The ventilators that Rihanna paid for…..Trump put a hold on exports so we won’t see those until the USA is recovering
    USA has put a hold on exporting all medical equipment so we will not be getting any masks or gowns imported either
    Hence why I decided to get a will
    If anyone has any contacts
    I wear a 1805S OR 1804S N95 masks. If you find any I will pay close to whatever for them…”

    If you have an ounce of decency, Mariposa, you will donate your hoard of masks to QEH A&E no later than TODAY.

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  • @ Bajan in NY

    Baje is a bluffer and I saw right through him. For a man who claims he has so much education, the only personal opinions he ever forms on any subject, are when he is cussing people and reminding them how successful he is, how much businesses he managed, that he was glad to leave this cesspool called Barbados and constantly express his hatred for small island mentality Bajans. And to think he uses “BAJE” as his moniker.

    How can a man claiming to be so educated and successful be filled with so much hatred, anger and bitterness?

    Other than that, whatever else he posts on BU are the opinions of other people on any particular topic, he copied and pasted from websites.

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    @ David

    Don’t mind Hal Austin, he loves the anonymous commenters that like to put their head up his ass. The like key man likes and agrees with everything he writes

    Hal Austin comes to BU to brag about all types of things. I remember him saying he owned a bookstore, a flat he rented out, how he told his journalists when faced with certain situations, always ask what would Hal do, he talked about meeting with government ministers, giving speeches at various events, his grandparents owned a rum shop in Nelson Street, he was in a meeting with former Central Bank Governor Marion Williams, only recently someone asked him to write an article on some economics book they wrote. Hal Austin wants to give us the impression that he is the most honest, moral human being that ever walked the earth.

    How is all what Hal Austin does that is different from people talking about qualifications, travelling or how much properties they have?

    For a man who claims to be a journalist he comes here without doing no research on topics and talk a whole bunch of nonsense that is wrong.

    I’m still waiting for him to prove that the Transport Board took over Elite and Rocklyn when it was formed in 1955.

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  • Just goes to show the selfish perspective of some people. They are incapable of seeing things from any other perspective. How could she have thought that was something to brag about? When i purchased my supply of food I took care to limit it to the three month’s supply that the PM said the country has. I will rely on my budding garden to carry me past that if the need arises.

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  • Bajan in New York like you i find this baje character far to boastful to be legit.As far as i am concerned he is a fraud who has been exposed as such by Mr Pilgvrim, Robert, and yourself.Look who associates with Austin a known hyprocrite,Mariposa a political nuisance and Waru a conspiracy and racist who spend everyday looking fpr all negative stories to pull down Barbados never a word of praise for the hardworking frontline workers in this time of crisis.They care nothing about Barbados and may very well be helping to spread a lot of tbe fake news on social media hoping to spread fear among bajans.Maybe they hope to get some sort of medal truly sickening behaviour from them

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  • Behold!!! He comes

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  • Does anyone ACTUALLY BELIEVE Mariposa bought over 50 masks, especially when it has been proven time and time again she ‘tells’ untruths and is a political alarmist?

    This is just another one of her ‘political ploys’ to imply she is being prepared because ‘government’ is allowing scores of tourists from where COVID-19 is out on control, to enter Barbados and walk about to infect Barbadians with it.

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  • It is interesting to note that 20 plus cases of the COVID 19 cases are Barbadians returning from overseas. Should the government have slammed the door in their faces 3 weeks ago?

    Food for thought.

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  • peterlawrencethompsonMarch 31, 2020 8:20 AM

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 5:48 AM
    “I bought more than fifty mask late february…”
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    It is you and people like you who are responsible for putting the health and lives of front line health care workers in Barbados at risk.

    Cccccccccccccccc

    Btw do u know where i bought those mask
    How is it my responsibility to manage the health care crisis in barbados
    As i said earlier i learned by observation did not wait for govt our any govt agency in or anywhere in the world to tell me how to be safe
    Now you want to use your bully pulpit to condemn me because i did what was best for me in a time of crisis
    You got to be mad
    Govt had access to better information than the public and should have been directed by basic common sense
    Dont blame me for govt fouled mistakes
    Oh i also bought 180 gloves between the mask and gloves the prices came to less than fifty dollars at the time i bought them
    Observation was my best teacher not govt

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  • @ac

    Watch the lies, do not forget the blogmaster knows a lot more than …

    On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 1:05 PM Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • Hal Austin comes to BU to brag about all types of things. I remember him saying he owned a bookstore, a flat he rented out, how he told his journalists when faced with certain situations, always ask what would Hal do, he talked about meeting with government ministers, giving speeches at various events, his grandparents owned a rum shop in Nelson Street, he was in a meeting with former Central Bank Governor Marion Williams, only recently someone asked him to write an article on some economics book they wrote. Hal Austin wants to give us the impression that he is the most honest, moral human being that ever walked the earth.
    How is all what Hal Austin does that is different from people talking about qualifications, travelling or how much properties they have?(Quote)

    I normally ignore this mental case, but he continues to write nonsense and there is a danger people will believe him. I will answer each one of these claims as he puts them:
    1) I owned a small book shop in South London;
    2) I have never claimed to have rented out a flat on BU or in private, because it is NOT true;
    3) I have never said I told my journalists anything. Maybe the man cannot understand English. I said I had lunch with a FORMER colleague who told me that the CURRENT editors of the paper had a principle they applied when faced with a tough editorial decision: what would Hal have done? ie past tense; I said that when @Robert Lucas said something about one of his former students and I made the point it was a good legacy, one I was happy with;
    .4) Unfortunately, meeting with government ministers was part of my job for over 40 years; over the years I have met UK, Australian, Japanese and CARIBBEAN MINISTERS.
    5) Sadly, I have been asked to give all kinds of speeches and take part in discussions, including to Barbadian organisations in the UK;
    6)My paternal grandparents, bless their souls, owned a rum shop and bakery in Nelson Street and my mother owned one in the Ivy; not a boast, but a statement of fact;
    7) I have never been in a meeting with former central bank governor Marion Williams and have never spoken to her. Nor have I ever claimed to. Again, this English language is very difficult to understand. I did say that in the early days of the 2007/8 financial crisis I was on a live radio interview on the BBC Caribbean Service (no longer in existence, but the recordings are there) at the same time as Ms Williams and someone from Trinidad when she made remarks that the crisis would not affect Barbados; at the time, I was in London, she was in Barbados and the other person was in Trinidad;
    8)Again English, English. I said a former colleague recently asked me to write an article on a recent book I have read, which I have done. She did not write the book I wrote about; and as far as I know, she has not written any books, nor have I;
    9) As to being honest and moral – and truthful – I am human, but I try.

    Where is the fabrication? Where is the deception? I can see the bitter, angry, twisted, obsession of someone sadly unable to engage in serious discussion so prefers to throw stones from the sidelines. However, I promise not to reply to this lunatic anymore. Anyone so demented should get psychiatric help.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 9:05 AM
    Unless you make that donation of masks and other protective equipment to the doctors and nurses who really need them before the curfew begins again at 8 pm, you will have proven yourself to be utter scum.

    This is not about the government, it is about your neighbors and fellow Bajans who are putting their own lives at risk to protect your scummy ass… so do the right thing…. PLEASE.

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  • DonnaMarch 31, 2020 7:32 AM

    You may very well have hoarded masks that medical personnel may need. The government should have commandeered the supply. The medical personnel will be the ones in danger if this thing explodes. YOU could simply stay home out of harm’s way.
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    The difference here is that Mariposa did not base decision alone on what WHO or CDC was saying
    Govt had ample time to get mask in place could have got material maybe not completely sterile as the ones meant for health systems but enough to push back dangerous droplets from entering health providers and service workers bodies
    In buying some kind of safety material at any cost govt could have asked people who are seamstress in the community to make the mask
    Any prevention is better than none
    Also i ask u do u know where i bought the mask
    Staying home is not an option for all when you might have elderly parents to look after some of their needs

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  • Kudos to the 67 year old retired drapery specialist featured in today’s Nation who has undertaken to make masks to distribute to those in need.

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  • DavidMarch 31, 2020 9:08 AM

    @ac

    Watch the lies, do not forget the blogmaster knows a lot more than …

    On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 1:05 PM Barbados Underground wrote:

    Really now did i steal any thing what laws have i broken

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 9:18 AM
    This is NOT about the government. It is about YOUR own moral actions now that you know that front line health care workers are lacking the protective equipment they so badly need.

    Nobody cares where or when you got them… we care only about what you do with them NOW.
    (a) hoard them like a selfish immoral scumbag, or
    (b) give them to Bajans on the front line who need them far more than you do.

    The choice is yours.

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  • Spot on, you are hopeless.

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  • [video src="https://barbadosunderground.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/richard-carter-covid19.mp4" /]

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Home made fabric masks are only 25% to 30% as effective as N95 masks manufactured for health care environments.

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  • @Peter

    In a market where there is an acute shortage it is better than none as they say.

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  • eterlawrencethompsonMarch 31, 2020 9:13 AM

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 9:05 AM
    Unless you make that donation of masks and other protective equipment to the doctors and nurses who really need them before the curfew begins again at 8 pm, you will have proven yourself to be utter scum.
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    First of all govt can become innovative
    Turn to those people in society like seamstress who have the skill to make the mask
    How presumption of u to be deliberate and condemning of my choice
    Do u know how many family members of mine that have not bought mask or gloves that i have to share the mask and gloves
    You are rotten to the core politically as me to share what little i have in times of crisis because govt failed miserably to do the right thing

    Below is a comment which i shared with Donna which govt could have used until better could be done

    Govt had ample time to get mask in place could have got material maybe not completely sterile as the ones meant for health systems but enough to push back dangerous droplets from entering health providers and service workers bodies
    In buying some kind of safety material at any cost govt could have asked people who are seamstress in the community to make the mask
    Any prevention is better than none

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    In a market where there are unknown numbers of propper N95 masks hoarded by silly individuals that disrupted the supply chain, and caused the acute shortage thereby putting front line health care workers in jeopardy, all propper N95 masks held by people who are not health care workers should immediately be donated to health care workers.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 9:32 AM
    “Turn to those people in society like seamstress who have the skill to make the mask”
    ++++++++++++++++
    Home made fabric masks are only 25% to 30% as effective as N95 masks manufactured for health care environments. Give the proper N95 masks to health care workers and use the improvised fabric masks yourself.

    There is no other morally defensible position.

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  • A valiant attempt, Peter but I fear you are wasting your time. She does not have it in her.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Donna
    I will not entirely give up on any human being… she is a fellow Bajan.

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  • A well-known distributor informed Barbados TODAY that when in stock, a case of 120 N95 face masks is sold for $630;

    a box carrying 50 ‘regular’ surgical face masks cost $15.50, and $63 is the price of 50 surgical masks with a “visor and plastic shield

    that covers the eye area”.

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  • eterlawrencethompson March 31, 2020 9:38 AM

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 9:32 AM
    “Turn to those people in society like seamstress who have the skill to make the mask”
    ++++++++++++++++
    Home made fabric masks are only 25% to 30% as effective as N95 masks manufactured for health care environments. Give the proper N95 masks to health care workers and use the improvised fabric masks yourself.

    There is no other morally defensible position.

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    The lack of moral and ethical foundations lays on govt feet head and shoulders for not taking the virus with all seriousness
    Not on my shoulders no matter your selfish condemnations of my self taking quick and easy precautions
    How dare u ask me to distribute what little i have with a govt who boast on having 1.5 billions in reserves but thought it not necessary in times of crisis to be innovative or creative in using that money in ways useful and sufficient enough to provide sustainable corrective measures to secure the health system of barbados in times of crisis
    But now u have the mitigated gall to call on me to give what little i have to a govt whose only interest was to save the tourism industry by any means necessary even if it include the health of the people
    You Peter Got to be Mad
    Gladly i would give but to those who i knew have no resources or access to buy or getting
    But govt NO. This burden lies solely at govt feet to resolve
    Having 1.5billion in reserves and not understanding the end result of this virus and hoarding billions of dollars in reserves it total insanity

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 10:24 AM
    “Gladly i would give but to those who i knew have no resources or access to buy…”
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    So this means you will give gladly to the fellow Bajans working in front line health care positions. They are NOT the government. They are the people working day in day out to try and keep the rest of us safe.

    So now you have run out of excuses… You have promised us that “Gladly i would give but to those who i knew have no resources or access to buy…” Now you know that the doctors and nurses in QEH A&E “have no resources or access to buy…”

    Now all that remains is that you act on that promise.

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  • David
    March 31, 2020 8:59 AM

    It is interesting to note that 20 plus cases of the COVID 19 cases are Barbadians returning from overseas. Should the government have slammed the door in their faces 3 weeks ago?
    Food for thought.

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    Just follow Trump’s example.

    In a world driven mad by experts and the press we are lucky there was a Trump around!!

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  • The ventilators that Rihanna paid for…..Trump put a hold on exports so we won’t see those until the USA is recovering

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    Don’t really need ventilators …. come to think of it don’t really need Rihanna!!

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  • peterlawrencethompsonMarch 31, 2020 9:49 AM

    @Donna
    I will not entirely give up on any human being… she is a fellow Bajan.

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    somehow i knew you would say that.

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  • Everybody press ignore!

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  • @ Hal Austin

    YOU ARE A DAMN LIAR!!!!! YOU ARE FAMOUS FOR TELLING LIES AND SHIFTING THE ARGUMENT JUST TO BE RIGHT.

    If you say you usually ignore me, THEN WHY READ MY POST AND RESPOND?

    It isn’t to say nobody ever reads Barbados Underground. People reading BU would have SEEN what you wrote. WHAT YOU POST IS HERE FOR ALL TO READ AND THEY WILL JUDGE IF I’M TO BELIEVED OR NOT.

    You said people should debate ideas and not drift off into insults and abuse.

    What SERIOUS DISCUSSION you bring to BU? WHAT IDEAS DO YOU DEBATE?

    Is repeating the same nonsense about the president don’t like details, flaring off her hands and giving sermons and having a short attention span, OR CRITICIZING EVERYONE AND EVERY DAMN THING, ENGAGING IN SERIOUS DISCUSSION?

    When anyone disagrees with you, you don’t discuss the pros and cons, YOU DRIFT OFF INTO ABUSING AND INSULTING THEM, CALLING THEM savages that should be in the jungle, keyboard warriors, appallingly ignorant, semi-literate, silly, fools that learn by rote and all sorts of insulting names and saying they are suffering from some nonsense you call the Bajan Condition.

    You believe you have a right to do this, because you are not here to be popular or win friends, BUT WHEN PEOPLE GIVE YOU A DOSE OF YOUR OWN MEDICINE, you call them lunatics, mad-people, mental cases, demented and should get psychiatric help.

    YOU SEE WHY PEOPLE CALL YOU A HYPOCRITE? THE ONLY BODY I THROW STONES AT IS YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE HERE.

    The thing is, except the 3 or 4 people that does bow down to you, NOBODY ELSE ON BU CARES NOTHING ABOUT YOU, HAL AUSTIN, AND THAT ANNOYS YOU.

    I DON’T CARE NOTHING ABOUT YOU AND I DON’T GIVE A RAT’S BOTSY IF HAL AUSTIN RESPONDS TO ME OR NOT. IT WON’T TAKE FOOD OFF MY TABLE OR DEPRIVE ME OF ANYTHING.

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  • Artax
    Thank you! Not one RH mask or glove bought by the butterfly. I notice it is more than 50 masks but she knows there are exactly 180 gloves. That would be 180 or 90 pairs? How much per box?🤣🤣🤣

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  • “In a world driven mad by experts and the press we are lucky there was a Trump around!!”

    “Don’t really need ventilators …. come to think of it don’t really need Rihanna!!”

    WTH!!!!!

    I’m lost for words, so, I’ve decided to use my ↓ key and read the next contribution.

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  • PLTdo not hold your breath with Mariposa for her everything since May 24th has been to pull down and blame the government.Tbis same indivisual claims she cares about poor people albeit since may 2018 but does not understand what you are advising her to do.I am surprised her sidekicks Austin and Baje have not come in to support her.However when she is talking nonsense they disappear so not surprising.I hope she takes heed and thinks about the frontline workers.

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  • Good choice!

    Leave the rabbit holes for bugs bunny today.

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  • @Baje aka 3 Degrees and ex-army guy,

    I knew you were a major league asshole from the time you tried to win an argument with Robert Goren by stating you have 3 degrees, but you are outdoing yourself. What exactly did you study with the free college education the USA granted you after your army service? You may fool the others, but I know a Bajan academic or a person of means doesn’t comes to the USA and join the army.

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    I SEE THE BAJAN PETTY JOHNNIES HAVE COME OUT IN FULL FORCE.

    WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE DOESN’T MAKE IT REALITY.

    I HAVE NEVER CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN IN THE US ARMY SO THAT MAKES YOU A DAMN LIAR.

    IN THE US THERE ARE 4 BRANCHES OF SERVICE KEEP PLUGGING.

    @ Hal THIS IS THEIR TRUE NATURE.

    NO NEED TO RESPOND LET THEM CONTINUE THEIR PERSONAL ATTACKS.

    ALSO NO NEED TO DWELL WITH THEM IN THE GUTTER.

    I WILL CONTINUE TO SAY WHAT I HAVE TO SAY AND CUT AND PASTE WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE APPROPRIATE

    IF I AM A FRAUD, THIEF, LAIR, NONE OF WHICH I AM NOT DOING AGAINST THE BAJAN TAXPAYERS
    OR ON THE 2 x 3 ISLAND.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Artax, re ur 11:07… Why r u baited by this man’s insanity?

    There are 2 things possible here… 1) he is ‘taking our mickey’ or 2) he has really lost it.

    That’s life… It happens.

    I personally only get worried when his remarks have an overlay covering of reasonableness but are simply disinformation… Then people can be actually misdirected … but otherwise one can easily pick 1 or 2 and move on!

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  • IF I AM A FRAUD, THIEF, LIAR, NONE OF WHICH I AM NOT DOING AGAINST THE BAJAN TAXPAYERS
    OR ON THE 2 x 3 ISLAND.

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  • Peter stop trying to twist my words and ignore govt failure to be responsible
    The moral dispensation lays at govt feet
    The ethical dispensation lay at govt feet
    Govt fail not Mariposa
    Read and weep my comments towards govt arrogance and pompous attitude
    A govt waiting on international agencies who are nowhere insight on the island in times of crisis to tell them what to do
    A govt who took ungodly and unconscionable
    measures to let the virus make way on the island
    A govt without character and vision
    A govt which would be characterize in times of crisis as uncaring and playing free and fancy with the lives of the people
    The numbers of the lives to be infected should have propelled govt to do the right thing for the people and not the numbers laying idly in the reserves giving ungodly reasons to be untouchable

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  • @ Baje

    Have you noticed the village idiot always comes out accusing people of lying, but when challenged can never provide the evidence.
    Do you know what he drinks? How is security at Jenkins? It is a human right abuse not to get him proper treatment.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 11:31 AM
    I quoted you correctly and in context. I never twisted your words in any way shape or form.

    It is NOT about the government. It is only about YOU and what choice you choose to make TODAY.

    You publicly stated to the blog “Gladly i would give but to those who i knew have no resources or access to buy…” You are now aware that your fellow Bajans who are front line health care workers have great need of such personal protective equipment and are not able to get what they need through their usual supply channels… they “have no resources or access to buy…”

    So what are you going to do? Your choice is clear.

    Will you live up to your word?

    Or not?

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  • Lorenzo
    Mariposa needs no advice from anyone on this blog
    If any one that is/was in need of desperate advice is a govt lost of a sense of direction until present time
    Govt now having to beholding to small minds to help them in crisis hence a 67 year old man steps forward with an idea
    In the meanwhile all the big heads around the world have no answers and govt largest of largess voices are muted
    Leave Mariposa alone Mariposa all by her lonesome no large cabinets no big heads to guide her path in times of crisis
    However Mariposa got it right

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  • @Hal

    @ Baje

    Have you noticed the village idiot always comes out accusing people of lying, but when challenged can never provide the evidence.
    Do you know what he drinks? How is security at Jenkins? It is a human right abuse not to get him proper treatment.

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    LOL

    THANKS FOR A GOOD LAUGH.

    ONE MAN ACCUSES YOU OF TRYING TO WIN FRIENDS AND FAVOR WITH ANONYMOUS BLOGGERS YET THE HYPOCRITE DOES EVERYTHING HE ACCUSE YOU OF.

    TRULY CRABS IN THE BUCKET AND SMALL ISLAND MENTALITY.

    PRETTY OBVIOUS YOU DON’T COME ON BU TO WIN FRIENDS BUT TO GIVE YOUR INPUT.

    HOWEVER PETTY DECEITFUL MINDS WILL NEVER GER IT.

    IT IS WHAT IS.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 11:31 AM
    This is your chance to show how different you are from the government that you dislike.
    Do you have “character and vision?”
    You surely wouldn’t want to be one of those “in times of crisis as uncaring and playing free and fancy with the lives of the people.”

    We now is your chance my friend to silence all those who put you down as being no different from those you criticize. Show them that you are different. Donate your masks to the QEH A&E and then laugh in the face of your political opponents.

    You can do it.

    Do the right thing.

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  • @ Mariposa

    Don’t let @PLT burden you with guilt. The responsibility for equipping the frontline workers is that of the government’s and the health authorities. As a private citizen you have a right to share your things with whom ever you choose. Ignore this bogus morality.
    Tell the government to get out and plan properly, rather than walking on to cruise liners with a 37-strong army and declaring it free of coronavirus and in the process putting the nation at risk. This is a time for good political leadership.
    Tell @PLT to call on the best leader in the country to lead us like Moses. Cut out the speeches and let us see action.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa & @Hal
    A human being’s character is defined by their actions, by their choices, particularly in times of crisis.

    It is easy and cost free to criticize the government. If we want to be thought of as a person with character, more than cheap criticism of the government is required of us.

    Yes, of course the Barbados government f*cked up… so did the Chinese government, the UK government, the Italian government, the US government, the Trinidad government etc., etc.

    The question that confronts each of us in this moment is “what am I going to do, right here, right now, to help my fellow human beings?”

    That is what this time demands of each and every one of us. If you do not ask this of yourself and come up with a satisfactory answer, then you have shown a deficiency of character.

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  • Peter
    In many of my comments i gave ideas as to how givt can make masks
    U down play the idea with a onesided thought process of material
    In many people minds who are in the frontline something is better than nothing
    I will bet that some on the frontline have seen it fit to go the route wherby they can make some form of protection
    Your consistent harping about what i should do with what is rightfully my own makes for uncontrollable laughter even after i said that i have family members and others who need mask and gloves
    Now u tell me where do u proposed i buy other mask and gloves after giving what i have for myself and family members
    My choices i have made as to who i give

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  • @ Mariposa

    Don’t let @PLT burden you with guilt. The responsibility for equipping the frontline workers is that of the government’s and the health authorities. As a private citizen you have a right to share your things with whom ever you choose. Ignore this bogus morality.
    Tell the government to get out and plan properly, rather than walking on to cruise liners with a 37-strong army and declaring it free of coronavirus and in the process putting the nation at risk. This is a time for good political leadership.
    Tell @PLT to call on the best leader in the country to lead us like Moses. Cut out the speeches and let us see action.

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    SPOT ON.

    LET THEM PULL BACK SOME MONEY FROM OVERPRICED 2ND HAND GARBAGE TRUCKS ($4 MILLION +) and PORT SCANNERS OVER $20 MILLION BOTH GIVEN TO BLP CRONIES WITH NO PUBLIC TENDERS.

    A 10% CLAWBACK (CUT) WOULD PAY FOR MANY THOUSANDS OF MASKS AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR FRONTLINE PERSONNEL.

    THAT IS THE KIND OF POSITIVE CHANGE BARBADOS NEEDS.

    TRANSPARENT AND FULL OF INTEGRITY.

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  • @PLT

    Bogus moral philosophy would not do. Our ‘character’ is defined by more than what you call actions, however that is defined. We cannot offload a biased morality on someone else and then talk about moral responsibility.
    Our lives is a social compact, there is a reciprocal obligation, between state and individual. If the state, for reasons you state, fails, it (and its apologists) cannot then turn to individuals and order citizens. them to take up the mantle. No.
    The people we have elected to high office have a double obligation – as citizens and as leaders – if they have failed then then have an obligation to remove themselves, not bully them in to submission.
    Do onto to others…. Bullying @Mariposa is wrong, no matter the superficiality of the language. Is she the ‘scumbag’ or those who want to de-humanise her first? The BU verbal gangsters?
    We must stop pointing fingers, and that includes those who first attack @Mariposa, then complain when she retaliates. We all have a right to defend ourselves. @Mariposa never claimed to be Mother Teresa

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa March 31, 2020 12:01 PM
    Please do your research Mariposa. Masks made by seamstresses out of cotton fabric are INADEQUATE for front line health care workers.

    How does it make you feel that a young doctor in QEH A&E has only two of the N95 masks that they need… these are disposable masks that they should have discarded days ago, but they cannot because the shelves of every pharmacy in Barbados have been cleared of good masks that now sit in drawers instead of on the face of a doctor or nurse at risk.

    How does it make you feel that this young Bajan doctor has only this response… they think of their six year old child and they write their last will and testament.

    Of course our government has failed them… does that mean that we must also fail them??

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  • @ PLT

    IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE.

    I AM IN A BETTER POSITION THAN MARIPOSA.

    POST THE DOCTOR’S CONTACT INFO WITH ADDRESS AND I WILL SEND OUT A QUANTITY TO HIM THIS WEEK.

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  • Artax
    March 31, 2020 11:07 AM

    “In a world driven mad by experts and the press we are lucky there was a Trump around!!”
    “Don’t really need ventilators …. come to think of it don’t really need Rihanna!!”
    WTH!!!!!
    I’m lost for words, so, I’ve decided to use my ↓ key and read the next contribution.

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

    My old cane cutter buddy told me yesterday all the farmers up by him are out to work.

    He agitating to get back in the ground.

    The farmers have figured it out!!

    Then again farmers are blessed with uncanny intelligence.

    That’s why America only needs 2% of the population to feed the other 98% dummies.

    … and that’s why the farmers of America are Republican, by and large.

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  • Unbelievable!

    The blogmaster is forced to reflect what does civic responsibility mean OR ask not what your country can do for you but …

    No wonder we have a breakdown in societal values.

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  • Ok enough of Mariposa i have made a decision
    Govt made a decision and u Peter seems to have no problem

    Xcccccccccccvvvvvccvv

    As deaths continue to mount and infections continue to rise from the novel coronavirus pandemic, not to mention the catastrophic economic impact that’s being felt at the local, state, and federal level here in the US, one question continues to be asked by people desperate for the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel:

    How much longer will this go on?

    There’s so much we don’t know about this virus, from why it hits some people hard while completely sparing other people to when the spread will finally taper off. New York City, in particular, has been hit hard and is struggling to keep its health care infrastructure from collapsing under the weight of the virus. Meanwhile, researchers from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics have come up with a model estimating when every state will hit its peak in terms of hospital use and resources hitting its max, as well as deaths from the virus peaking in the state.
    These numbers are downright gloomy. The website, for example, is currently showing that the US will experience its worst single day of deaths from the coronavirus around the middle of April, with an estimated 2,271 deaths from the virus projected for April 15.

    These projections can seem pretty scary, because while that number reflects the worst single-day death total from the virus in the US, another estimate is that the cumulative total of deaths to-date from the virus will top 82,000 by early August.

    If you plug in different states, the estimates show New York hitting its peak in coronavirus deaths a little over a week from now, while Florida’s would come in early May.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Hal & @Mariposa
    You are right Hal. I have allowed my anger and frustration to lower my behaviour.

    I apologise Mariposa, for my name calling and insults. I have shed many tears over my inability to help my young acquaintance at QEH A&E, and my frustration at knowing that somewhere on this rock there might be N95 masks that they could use has made me inconsiderate of your feelings. Please accept my apology.

    I have spent a couple hundred US ordering 10 masks from some shady organisation in Singapore, But we all know that my chances of not being ripped off are slim.

    I’m in conversation with some other Bajans who have deep pockets to try to convince them to help… but deep pockets often clothe shallow characters, so I am not holding my breath.

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  • Hear the two jackasses Austin and baje i know it is only a matter of time RATHER THAN ADVISE THE JOKER MARIPOSA TO ASSIST THE FRONTLINE WORKERS THESE TWO JOKERS TALKING ABOUT FALSE MORALITY REALLY?I THINK ALL THREE OF YOU SBOULD BE ACMITTED TO A MENTAL INSTITUYION ASAP TOTALLY UNBELEIVSBLR AND UNACCEPTABLE.LIKE I SAID YOU ALL CARE NOTHING ABOUT BAJANS.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @BAJE
    I cannot post the doctor’s name because they are a junior employee at QEH who all the time are insisting that they are treating their staff like royalty. You know Barbados and workplace retaliation. However if you contact me directly at peterlawrencethompson(at)gmail.com and you can actually help without putting the doctor’s employment in jeopardy then I would be grateful.

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  • Very few bajans go in the field even when there are no viruses around.

    The old time bajans who do are tough as nails.

    Besides, weeds are growing and crops need tending.

    These bajans are the basis of our much discussed “food security”.

    Amazed the 98% can’t figure that out.

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  • @ Lorenzo

    Hear the two jackasses Austin and baje i know it is only a matter of time RATHER THAN ADVISE THE JOKER MARIPOSA TO ASSIST THE FRONTLINE WORKERS THESE TWO JOKERS TALKING ABOUT FALSE MORALITY REALLY?I THINK ALL THREE OF YOU SBOULD BE ACMITTED TO A MENTAL INSTITUYION ASAP TOTALLY UNBELEIVSBLR AND UNACCEPTABLE.LIKE I SAID YOU ALL CARE NOTHING ABOUT BAJANS.

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    I BELIEVE THE JOKER AND DISHONESTY IN ALL CASES IS YOU AND YOUR POSSE.

    March 31, 2020 12:19 PM

    @ PLT

    IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE.

    I AM IN A BETTER POSITION THAN MARIPOSA.

    POST THE DOCTOR’S CONTACT INFO WITH ADDRESS AND I WILL SEND OUT A QUANTITY TO HIM THIS WEEK.

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  • There have been lots of talk about the virus being manufactured.The below extract has been published in Science alert and Nature Medicine

    HEALTH
    The COVID-19 Virus May Have Been in Humans For Years, Study Suggests
    JACINTA BOWLER30 MARCH 2020
    As COVID-19 has hitchhiked around the globe, causing lockdowns, pneumonia and fear, scientists have been racing to determine where the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has come from.

    While we don’t have all the answers yet – including whether it came from an animal reservoir – a new analysis has definitively put to rest the conspiracies that claim it’s a lab-made disease.

    The study raises some interesting possibilities regarding the origin of the new coronavirus. One of the scenarios suggests the virus may have been circulating harmlessly in human populations for quite a while before it became the pandemic that’s now stopped the world in its tracks.

    “It is possible that a progenitor of SARS-CoV-2 jumped into humans, acquiring [new genomic features] through adaptation during undetected human-to-human transmission,” the team from the US, UK and Australia writes in the study.

    “Once acquired, these adaptations would enable the pandemic to take off and produce a sufficiently large cluster of cases.”

    The researchers analysed genomic data available from SARS-CoV-2 and other similar coronaviruses, showing that the receptor-binding domain (RBD) sections of SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins were so effective at binding to human cells, they had to be caused by natural selection.

    “By comparing the available genome sequence data for known coronavirus strains, we can firmly determine that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes,” said one of the researchers, immunologist Kristian Andersen at Scripps Research.

    “Two features of the virus, the mutations in the RBD portion of the spike protein and its distinct backbone, rules out laboratory manipulation as a potential origin for SARS-CoV-2.”

    With ‘laboratory experiment gone wrong’ out of the way, the team explored two viable hypotheses. First, that the natural selection occurred in an animal host before the virus was transmitted to humans. The team explains that although samples of coronaviruses in bats and pangolins have shown similar genomes, none of them fit perfectly just yet.

    “Although no animal coronavirus has been identified that is sufficiently similar to have served as the direct progenitor of SARS-CoV-2, the diversity of coronaviruses in bats and other species is massively undersampled,” the researchers write.

    The second hypothesis is that the natural selection happened in humans – after the virus was transmitted from an animal host.

    “The second scenario is that the new coronavirus crossed from animals into humans before it became capable of causing human disease,” director of the National Institute of Health, Francis Collins explains on the NIH blog.

    “Then, as a result of gradual evolutionary changes over years or perhaps decades, the virus eventually gained the ability to spread from human-to-human and cause serious, often life-threatening disease.”

    Although we don’t yet know which of the two hypotheses is correct, the researchers think that more evidence might tip the scales in favour of one or the other – but we’ll have to wait for that research to be done.

    In the meantime, wash your hands, stay home, and help with the effort if you can.

    The correspondence has been published in Nature Medicine.

    Learn More
    Learn More
    Potential Effects of Coronaviruses on the Cardiovascular System: A Review
    Mohammad Madjid et al., JAMA Cardiology, 2020
    An Acute Respiratory Infection Runs Into the Most Common Noncommunicable Epidemic—COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases
    Chengzhi Yang et al., JAMA Cardiology, 2020
    Possible Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in a Public Bath Center in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, China
    Chao Luo et al., JAMA Network Open, 2020
    Cardiac Involvement in a Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Riccardo M. Inciardi et al., JAMA Cardiology, 20

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  • Interesting…Stress Shuts Down Growth and the Immune System…LISTEN…

    DE-STRESS…
    “Guarded by angels, Heaven on earth,
    This is our home, Barbados”

    John Roett
    Johnno’s Covid-19 Update #2

    I awoke early today, and as we all prepare to go into Curfew later tonight, I for some strange reason remembered March 28th 2016, the day I was in the final stages of writing this song for my country’s 50th Anniversary of independence.
    There is no way in the world at that time that I could have ever imagined how meaningful the words would be as pertains to our current predicament.

    In my short 63 years, I have seen my country go through many a trial, and as a people we have always endured.
    We can do this again. I know we can.
    Stay home as much as possible, because it truly is the safest thing to do at this time, both for yourself and for everyone else.

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  • Lorenzo fart in your eye
    Mariposa needs no advice when it comes to moral i can be rest assured that i have more morals and ethics when measured against a govt who has 1.5 billions hoarded to pay international financial agencies
    A govt whose first preference was to blow up a building in the undisclosed amount of millions and pay another undisclosed millions to build a park
    A govt whose interest was placed on the top of a ladder of looking out for the privileged while the massses hunger and taste for water across the island
    A govt who now expect open arms of benevolence from those who can least afford
    Mariposa never new that fifty mask and eighty gloves of one personnel belongings could bring out so much hatred as in a contest of pull and grab
    Mariposa did what was morally right to protect herself and family while govt took an unethical and immoral path to protect the top feeders while the poor and lowly is now left to fend forself and an unconscionable govt putting unbearable measures in place for the masses to adopt and adjust

    #####::#####unapologeticmariposa

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  • ” Canada looks inwards to ensure enough medical supplies by ramping up domestic production
    Federal government will allocate $2 billion to its ‘made in Canada’ solution to buy medical equipment ”

    Barbados its time to phone a friend.

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  • On the Internet one can be anything, write anything, profess certain beliefs, claim to be educated, resourceful, well- travelled and be the confidant of important people, one’s imagination is unlimited.

    Mariposa has the singular ability to get some persons knickers in a twist, so what if she claims to have a supply of masks and gloves? Who can verify that? If she wants to use that claim as a cudgel to beat the Gov’ts head isn’t that what she has been doing since May of 2018? If PPEs are in short supply at the QEH it shouldn’t come as a revelation as that institution is notorious for its chronic shortage of supplies and in this environment, it will be difficult to source same as the Gov’t will be competing with many other Gov’ts.
    Does Barbados have any chips to call in with China? China just shipped tons of PPE’s to the US to assist that country in its fight against COVID 19 perhaps it could direct a small planeload to Bim.

    BTW China is having the last laugh

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  • Thanks Hants. Can always rely on you as an elder BU family member to stick to the discussion.

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  • If PPEs are in short supply at the QEH it shouldn’t come as a revelation as that institution is notorious for its chronic shortage of supplies and in this environment, it will be difficult to source same as the Gov’t will be competing with many other Gov’ts.

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

    There are 34 cases, one possibly on a ventilator.

    How can the QEH be short supplies?

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  • The pandemic is peculiar to certain areas of certain countries.

    That is a key in trying to model it.

    It is likely that the celebrations attracted the young.

    The young in many cases still live at home.

    When they return they infect the old.

    IT is like children and school.

    Because of economic realities, young people stay at home longer than before.

    So the older population gets hammered.

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  • Let me say once again i bought fifty gloves in late feb and 180 gloves in march
    I bought them as safety measures
    The issue of my personnel gloves and mask escalated with the blp yardfowls condemnation of my owning the gloves and mask lead by a malicious and vile attack on my morals
    Yet none not one of them had to decency to hold govt feet to fire in a case for prevention and the safety of the people
    Over and over again i have pointed that with govt having a treasure box filled with 1.5 billion dollars the govt had more than enough money with plenty left over to buy mask early in the year
    No!but in usual undemocratic style as has been witness since Govt took office unilateral decision can happen whenever and to anyone whenever it pleases govt and its supporters
    Hence the couple of two footed flat footed blp crab soldiers cant wait to grab hold of my property to save face for govt
    Bro not this time
    Govt owes Mariposa money which was unilaterally taken from me
    But my mask and my gloves for me and my family
    Wunna hold wunna horses
    Gawd blimma not one glove
    Not one mask

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  • Steupe. Every blog must be filtered by some of you into “I” Denis Kellam style. Even during a pandemic where people are losing lives.

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  • @John

    Are ventilators only required by the QEH for COVID patients?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Mariposa
    I say yet again that if anyone in Barbados has N95 masks and is not a front line health care worker, then understand that the people who really need these masks today are front line health care workers.

    They tell me that our government has failed to provide for them what they need. This does not mean that as citizens we must also fail them.

    If you have the capacity to help them I believe that it is a moral imperative that you do so.

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  • DavidMarch 31, 2020 2:07 PM

    Steupe. Every blog must be filtered by some of you into “I” Denis Kellam style. Even during a pandemic where people are losing lives

    Xxxcccccvvvvvvvvvv
    The truth hurts
    This is not about i or nobody else but about govt whose Corona messages have now divided the country and leave the populace in a free fall fighting for themselves
    David the facts attached to the results speak loud and hard as to a govt who has lost its way

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  • peterlawrencethompson

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    ^The FBI taking down some jerk who was hoarding N95 masks.

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  • Plt March 31 2020 2..16
    You last comment has a better tone of asking people to reach out
    Rather than your earlier messages of attack within mischievous and demeaning characterization
    As a matter of fact i will do my best reaching out to other sources to see if they can do whatever is possible for the workers
    My last words on this issue

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  • NorthernObserver

    @John
    by the time this pandemic has waned, you will have examined so many theories, one of them has to ‘righter’ than others?
    I note you have avoided some larger gatherings….one of the largest early in the calendar year is the Daytona 500 and associated races, the two PGA events held in Fla (third was cancelled) and Bike week which was held in early March. Then again, all 3 are generally pro Republican events? And great spreaders, for the attendees generally come from ‘all over’. In fact, some of Fla early cases were NY’s headed for Bike Week.
    Just waiting for you to tie together that major hot spots are heavily urban, homes of major airports, and usually vote Democrat.

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  • @ PLT: Perhaps, we can also try a slightly different approach. There is growing debate within the CDC and elsewhere re the efficacy of N-95 masks versus others including “homemade”masks, increasingly being made in the US.

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    The PRC is (in)famous for borrowing intellectual property, regardless of intellectual property rights. Perhaps, one might consider doing likewise, somehow getting the proper specs, and insofar as this is not the most advanced high technology, why can’t the government produce these locally en masse? I see seamstresses producing necessary masks here in the US. There is no evidence so far that these, properly made, are any less effective. Time obviously is of essence. … (But, as for me, I simply prefer to stay indoors).

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  • You could ask the SILLY WHITE WOMAN you married that was rejected by her own colour, when both of you sit down to drink gin and juice. She might have all the answers you’re seeking.

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