Remember the CURFEW Barbadians

Thanks to Kammie Holder the blogmaster highlights the following reminder to Barbadians. Let us all do our part to keep the virus contained – David Blogmaster

BARBADOS:
AG (Dale Marshall) stated – ALL businesses with a few exceptions are closed from Saturday March 28th at 8pm until April 15th to reduce human interaction and compel social distancing.
The businesses permitted to operate during the day with social distancing are:
1) Supermarkets
2) Pharmacies
3) Abatoirs, butcher shops, fish markets
4) Bakeries
5) Farms
6) Pharmaceutical, food processors, drink manufacturers
7) Banks and Credit Unions (not insurance companies)
8) Cleaning services (companies)
9) Restaurants – only drive thru and take away permitted (11am-5pm)
10) Fuel manufacturers, fuel storage, fuel distribution
11) Gas stations (7am-7pm)
12) Delivery services for food groceries and pharmaceuticals ( 8am-6pm)
13) Hotels and Villas can operate for the full 24 hr – however gaming rooms, spas, gyms, tennis courts, squash and any other ancillary recreational services provided in hotels are prohibited included dine in restaurants
14) Portvale sugar family
15) veterinary services for animals in distress
An exemption has been granted for the completed construction of Harrison’s Point. NO OTHER CONSTRUCTION MUST TAKE PLACE
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS ALL CHURCHES AND PLACES OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP SHALL BE CLOSED.
Weddings – only bride, bridegroom, official witnesses and marriage officer are permitted to attend.
Funerals – no more than 10 mourners, the funeral director, necessary staff and the officiant
No person shall host or attend a private party, sporting event, meetings of social clubs, civic organization etc.
Public Service
Some services will be open but with skeleton staff (9am-2pm)
1) Office of AG
2) Registrar of Supreme Court
3) National Assistance Board
4)Govt laboratories
5)NIS
6)Treasury
7)Central Bank
8) Central Purchasing
9) BRA
10) Commerce Dept
11) Post Office
12) Cabinet Office
13) Min of Public Service
14) Min of Foreign Affairs (not Foreign Trade)
15) Meteorological Services
Min of Public Service is finalising a work from home programme for civil servants where possible
Essential Services for whom the curfew does not apply are:
1) Medical profession
2) Para medical profession
3)Hospital/pharmacy workers
4) Caregivers/homehelp (not maids)
5) Police
6) BDF
7) Customs
8) Security services
9) Firefighting
10) Disaster management services
11) Electricity, telecommunications and media services
12) Transportation services
13) Airport and seaport including
14) Water services
15) Collection, treatment storage of refuge
16) Businesses dealing with deceased persons
*Penalty for breach:
$50 000 fine or 12 months imprisonment or both*

454 comments

  • John…it was not the French it was the Dutch, don’t know how much chemicals they use in their sewage water but if those chemicals were strong enough the virus would be dead and they would not have found it..

    Coronavirus found in Dutch sewage water
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/26/coronavirus...
    Mar 26, 2020 · The new corona virus was found in wastewater at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Tilburg, and a sewage plant in Kaatsheuvel. The virus was found in Schiphol’s sewage water four days after the first ..

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  • I posted the article to BU when it shows up you will see it for yourself…i am going with experts and not those on BU wanting to keep the status quo alive while people could very well die or trying to prove some nonpoint….yall don’t impress me…find someone else to impress…

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  • Won’t post the second article in case it dont open., but y a need to tell the AG to find better medical experts…

    “27 March 2020, By Mina Solanki
    Coronavirus has been detected in sewage water in Tilburg and Amsterdam, and in a sewage treatment plant in Loon op Zand, according to research from National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM). How did the virus get into the sewerage? Via the faeces of patients with coronavirus.

    A warning to wastewater workers
    The RIVM warns those working with wastewater to avoid coming into direct contact with it and not to breathe in or swallow any of its spray. These workers should wear personal protective equipment suited to their tasks. According to RIVM, the workers are not at risk if they wear protective clothing and stick to the hygiene rules.

    Testing the waters
    On February 17, RIVM tested wastewater at Schiphol. In the first two weeks, coronavirus was not detected in the samples. However, it was detected in the wastewater samples from March 2, 9 and 16. This was four days after the first person tested positive for coronavirus in the Netherlands on February 27.

    On March 3, 7 and 10, wastewater was tested in Tilburg and genetic material from the virus was found. On March 3 and 18, wastewater was tested at a sewage treatment plant in Kaatsheuvel, which treats wastewater from Loon op Zand (where the first reported coronavirus patient lives), amongst other places. In the March 3 sample, coronavirus was not detected, however, genetic material from the virus did show up in the sample taken on March 18.”

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  • So the workers were warned to watch out for spray etc, and according to you chloride is used in sewage water…so why is the genetic material for the virus still being detected, still alive and still dangerous, ya see why i don’t pay attention to fowls, yall are no different to Covid…

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  • So…is shite, poop, feces still being pumped into the sea at Christ Church…just asking…John the know it all should know…

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  • Who ever wants to shake their heads till they drop off their bodies can do so
    The realities of this virus is one of not spreading the virus
    Reason why some governors closed the beaches in america
    Beaches which are mostly frequented by tourist
    As i say and would continue to say the dollar is what giving cause to spreading the virus in barbados at the sleeping public expense

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  • WAru
    Dont pay John2 any attention
    You are right in your comments and by observing the complexities of the virus any thing is possible
    The ocean is littered with toxins and is an enviroment with high possibility for breeding bacteria which can be washed along shore lines and create viruses

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  • What is worrying is that all this information can be found online, the french who are being hit HARD BY THE VIRUS are also putting out info in Le Monde which can be translated for those not reading French…but the clowns in Barbados are making it up as they go along without doing any research, just spewing what comes to their weak rminds because they ordain themselves experts and because the people gave them a shite title and pay them a salary that they do not deserve…….AND THAT CAN COST LIVES…

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  • As for Baje it seems like all his degrees could not exempt him like the rest of us from curfew I told him before your world could come crashing down lime any of us common people.Always know there is a greater being than you above.
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    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ALL KNOWING COMMENTS.

    UNLIKE YOU I AM NOT AFFECTED BY ANY CURFEW AND FREE TO MOVE OUTDOORS 24HRS A DAY.

    I ALSO OPERATE IN ONE OF THOSE SPECIALIZED TECHNICAL AREAS ABROAD SO WOULD HAVE NO RESTRICTIONS.

    TO YOUR OTHER FRIEND I AM HAPPY LOCAL BAJANS DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE LIKE ME.

    IT TELLS ME I AM DOING SOMETHING RIGHT AS I DON’T LIKE BEING PART OF THE FLOCK BEING LED TO THE SLAUGHTER BY FALSE SHEPHERDS,

    I AM NOT SEEKING FALSE FRIENDS OR YARDFOWLS,.

    I ALSO DON’T PLAY THE POLITICAL PARTY GAME AND WHEREVER I GO I AM VERY SUCCESSFUL NOT DEPENDING ON FAVORS OR HANDOUTS.

    MY JOB IS NOT TO PRAISE BUT TO HIGHLIGHT FACTS AND TRUTH IRREGARDLESS WHOSE TOES I STEP ON.

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  • The AG think he is slick but not all barbadians are asleep and take at face value his words as gospel
    He knows that the mission for slowing the virus is limited contact in all areas as much as possible but No he advocates more beach going hidden under a sneaky disguise to protect the tourist dollar

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster, I presume u saw that TnY video which harshly and eloquently rips apart Dr Rowley and his Mom Young for breaching protocol to allow the VP from Venezuela to land there but NOT their 35 citizens.

    A rather hard hitting commentary it was.. really puts the lie to TnT’s nonsense.

    And back to Bim…let’s hope we get a grip on our testing and continued forced isolation … The continued stories of health care Armageddon are very frightening.

    Despite a few wars around the world and NYC 9-11 bombings where many a Bajan there experienced the trauma of ‘looking death’ in the face the real concept of war time pain like running to shelter after hearing air raid sirens is a mere book story!

    I desperately hope these war like stories of the dire life of health care professionals never see us at the QEH!

    “At Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in New York, the ICU is at capacity, patient beds line the hallways of the emergency department, and the morgue is overflowing…

    “Covid-19, Dr. Arabia Mollette said, has turned the Brooklyn-based hospital into “a war zone…. A medical war zone,” Mollette, an emergency room physician at Brookdale Hospital, told CNN. “Every day I come, what I see on a daily basis, is pain, despair, suffering and health care disparities.”

    Brooklyn as many know is home to many a Bajan…this locale is at the heart of the broad WI community.

    This is our WWII scar and like then we will of course be changed forever… Silly political posturing excepted!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    **TnT video…that should be

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Oh goodness … “And his Min (inister) Young” NOT “his Mom…”.

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  • ” by observing the complexities of the virus any thing is possible”

    the BEST experts in the world do not have a handle on this deadly virus yet, but the shitehounds in Barbados who never created anything worthwhile in their consistently crooked tiefing lives and are thisclose to mental retardation believe they do…steupps.

    people are dying like flies and they have the time to play small island games…

    the only one in Barbados whom i believe understands the complexities of the virus with regard to incubation, spread and ultimately outbreak is the medical officer Best.

    ….if i was not so loving i would invite Lawson down from Canada to go swimming…

    “A vaccine for deadly COVID-19 may be 18 months away but we must face a worst-case scenario where no cure is ever found, a Grattan Institute health economist has warned.

    Australia’s endgame for the coronavirus pandemic requires a global vaccine for it to safely lift international border restrictions and allow travellers into the country.

    Stephen Duckett, the health program director at the Grattan Institute, said “we cannot really think seriously about a vaccine” for another year or 18 months.”

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  • Well there goes Barbados;’ slave trading of their own Black people to UK…..ha..

    try reviving it again and you will see hell descend down on you.

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  • the BEST experts in the world do not have a handle on this deadly virus yet, but the shitehounds in Barbados who never created anything worthwhile in their consistently crooked tiefing lives and are thisclose to mental retardation believe they do…steupps.
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    @ Waru YOU ARE A MAD HATTER.

    THEY KNOW HOW TO PREVENT THE VIRUS SPREADING AT THE BEACH AND DURING THE HOURS OF 6am TO 8pm WHEN THE MASSES ARE FREE TO ROAM AND MINGLE AS THEY LIKE.

    THEY SHOULD SELL THEIR KNOWLEDGE TO THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD.

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  • @Dee Word

    Yes, saw it.

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  • Yeah…well yall are the ones who have a virus that ADAPTS TO ITS ENVIRONMENT…and it is starting to look like to any and every environment..

    try getting around that one, i am inside…lol

    i love being the madhatter…and safe inside….come at me and i will spray you.

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  • I talk to my neighbor from about 20ft away with a nice plot of land dividing us, with me upwind.

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  • @Crusoe March 30, 2020 6:39 AM “…the elimination of hand shaking, a most dirty way of greeting and with the more regular washing of hands etc.”

    A handshake is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition in which two people grasp one of each other’s hands, in most cases accompanied by a brief up-and-down movement of the grasped hands. Archaeological ruins and ancient texts show that handshaking – also known as dexiosis – was practiced in ancient Greece as far back as the 5th century BC…The handshake is believed by some to have originated as A GESTURE OF PEACE BY DEMONSTRATING THAT THE HAND HOLDS NO WEAPON BACK IN THE CAVEMAN DAYS..

    Source: Wikipedia

    So my question is, why in the 21st century have we still been practicing a caveman gesture?

    We primitive or what?

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  • Baje…ah gotta see how they will slick and trick their way past Corona, i will open a bottle of something just for that event…

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  • Maybe the government while managing the virus so well can also use their drones and security forces to make sure people keep their distances from each other in supermarkets and other places instead of using the drones to terrorize people trying to find a nonexitent dollar to feed their families and themselves…how bout that….ya done know what ya doing is evil but ya doing it anyway….WHY…

    great question Silly…then they say they are developed or forever developing.

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  • David you stay safe as well.

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  • I am a natural introvert,so when I go to the beach i typically stay about 50 feet away from others, so i see no problem with walking to non-crowded beach and bathing my usual 50 feet away from others, include from Baje, whitehill etc.

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  • When I said “we” WARU, I meant ALL 7+ billion of us.

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  • @Mariposa March 30, 2020 11:06 AM “The ocean is littered with toxins and is an enviroment with high possibility for breeding bacteria which can be washed along shore lines and create viruses.”

    Mariposa a bacteria can no more turn into a virus, than a cow can turn into a sheep.

    A cow cannot turn into a sheep. Ok.

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  • Maybe they can come to barbados what the heck
    Govt have all the answers founded in humanity except for their own people who don’t have water
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    Speaking on Fox News Monday morning, Governor Ron DeSantis said he does not want to see people from the Zaandam cruise ship disembark in Florida.

    “We cannot afford to have people who are not even Floridians dumped into South Florida using up those valuable resources,” he said. “We view this as a big big problem and we do not want to see people dumped in Southern Florida right now.”
    Zaandam cruise ship, operated by Carnival Corporation’s Holland America Line, has seen four passengers die and at least two test positive for COVID-19 after being turned away from Chile on March 21. The cruise was originally supposed to end in Chile, and a new cruise was scheduled to take passengers from South America to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, to arrive on April 7.

    Seventy-three passengers of 446 on board, and 116 of the 602 crew members, have flu-like symptoms, the company said.

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  • I am a natural introvert,so when I go to the beach i typically stay about 50 feet away from others, so i see no problem with walking to non-crowded beach and bathing my usual 50 feet away from others, include from Baje, whitehill etc.

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    NO ISSUES.

    I DON’T DEAL WITH OLD WOMEN PAST 50.

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  • You too Silly..

    Believe it or not it’s probably the homeless people who will survive this, living in a parking lot in the open air..

    “Horrifying footage has emerged of dead bodies being loaded onto a refrigerated truck with a forklift outside a Brooklyn hospital (bottom left) the same day a nurse shared a harrowing image of corpses lining the inside of another lorry outside a Manhattan hospital (main). The clip shows medical staff on the street outside Brooklyn Hospital in Fort Greene, Brooklyn as a pallet of bodies is led down the street by a forklift and then slid into a refrigerated truck waiting to take the corpses away. Meanwhile, in Las Vegas homeless people have been corralled into a disused parking lot (bottom right) and made to sleep less than six feet apart on the concrete after a resident at their shelter caught coronavirus.”

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  • Oh Canada!

    HALIFAX — Halifax Regional Police have issued their first ticket under the Emergency Measures Act, to a woman who was in Point Pleasant Park on Sunday.

    “Police seized her vehicle and issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with direction, order or requirement made under the province’s Emergency Measures Act.

    The woman was given a ticket with an associated fine of $697.50.”

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  • geez waru the Canadian govt tells you don’t cross borders stay home don’t go to your cottage to isolate and be safe away from people then your putz boyfriend sends his wife and kids from Ontario to Quebec to the cottage at Harrington lake. HUH

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  • He must have been listening to you..told ya already you are the one up there with him, not me..

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  • I do not understand why the local press gives so much space to the illegal, extra-parliamentary opposition during the Corona crisis. The DLP is absolutely meaningless. It’s like a street dog getting under a truck.

    What Verla De Peiza says is no more important than what every fish vendor in Oistins or every maid in the hotels says about the crisis. Nor does the press ask the inmates of the local asylum for their opinion.

    In my opinion, the press should focus on the legal opposition in the Parliament and on the Barbados Prostitution Party rather than the DLP.

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  • @lawson March 30, 2020 8:50 AM “A friend of mine a chief on the fire dept was rushed to hospital with covid 19 on Friday very serious.”

    Sorry to hear that your friend is seriously ill. Wishing him a full recovery.

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  • @Mariposa March 30, 2020 9:01 AM “Yeap it is me again. Cackle Cackle wuh loss muh belly. Did the AG made an asinine statement of telling the people it is ok to go to the beach.”

    Even though you are a certified yardfowl, this is not a cackling.laughing matter, you…

    The AG was very, very specific when he said no family picnics or other such crowding on the beach.

    So supposed my sister and her husband who have slept in the same bed for 40 years and both of whom are quietly retired decided to go for their usual 6 o’clock morning sea bath. How are they failing to practice social distancing?

    Nobody has yet suggested that married couples without symptoms should sleep in separate beds, or move into separate houses.

    But the AG made it clear that people should nat attend family gatherings, picnics etc. at the beach.

    In other words DO NOT invite dozens f your cousins from Barbados and abroad to a beach picnic at this time.

    Yesterday one of my children, and one grandchild both competent swimmers spent an hour at a quiet west coast beach, where people were bathing many more that 2 meters apart. I mean what sort of person even in normal times goes to a beach and seeks to draw up close-close under complete strangers, or even under casual acquaintances?

    Only damn freaks looking for trouble do that.

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  • @WURA-War-on-U March 30, 2020 10:01 AM “Outside of curfew hours will not help anyone if the virus is alive and active in the sea water.”

    You know that Barbados sits in the Atlantic Ocean right? You know that the Atlantic contains quite a few liters of water right? According to some 323,600,000 cubic kilometres of water. that is a fair amount of water. Maybe a person can get sick from a single viral particle lurking in the Atlantic. I do not know. But I’ll ask one of the scientists on here how many viruses would have to be in 323,600,000 cubic kilometres of sea water.before there is enough viral load there to infect.

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  • Mari

    Name the beaches or post the article of the beaches in the USA that are closed because of the fear of spreading the virus throught seawster

    Instead of the fear of to many people at the Beach and not practacing sosialistit dustancing. In other words they overcrowding
    Stop twisting things/lying

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  • Mari

    Name the beaches or post the article of the beaches in the USA that are closed because of the fear of spreading the virus throught seawster

    Instead of the fear of to many people at the Beach and not practacing sosialistit dustancing. In other words they overcrowding
    Stop twisting things/lying

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    Coronavirus summary | March 23: San Diego’s beaches are closed

    San Diego’s (CALIFORNIA USA) beaches, boardwalks and parks are officially closed. Beaches in Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Solana Beach — all closed.

    San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit asked for “100 percent compliance” and said the preference is to educate, not ticket. “We don’t want to use the enforcement aspect of this,” Nisleit said. “We want people to self-govern themselves.”

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/story/2020-03-23/coronavirus-newsletter-san-diegos-beaches-closed

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    NOW YOU SEE THE PRIMARY REASON WHY I DON’T WANT BAJANS TO LIKE ME,

    YOU ARE A VERY DISHONEST INDIVIDUAL ALWAYS TRYING TO DEFLECT TO COVER FOR YOUR BLP CRONIES.

    THE BLP MUST SEND BETTER APOLOGISTS THAN john2, Enuff, Lorenzo AND SEVERAL OTHERS INSTEAD OF CONTINUING TO MISLEAD THE BAJAN MASSES.

    STEUPSE

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  • @WURA-War-in-U March 30, 2020 9:13 AM “I said that because just last week there was an article where the french i believe found the virus alive and well in their SEWAGE WATER.”

    So who routinely bathes in sewage water?

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  • Baje since when your name is Mariposa or her mouthpiece..You believe copy and pasting items make you important?You would be better served advising Mariposa to stop trying to score cheap political points with her alarmist nonsence but then again ypu in the same political boat.Mr Pilgrim and Robert already called you out as nothong more than a loud mouth fraud therefore i have nothing to add. Except you care nothing anout bajans.

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  • WARU 8 pounds an hour is $20,000 USD per year. Maybe nothing for you, but to jobless people it is $20,000 USD more than nothing.

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  • “So who routinely bathes in sewage water?”

    i don’t know ask the previous ministers, they were advertising sewage water as safe not even 3 years yet, i don’t know how that one turned out…i suppose pumping poop in the sea can also classify as sewage water, ya can ask these present ministers, they are scientific experts.

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  • Silly…this is not 1948 OK…people in UK CANNOT LIVE ON 8 POUNDS AN HOUR IN UK…they were just protesting that, especially when they never got their salary on time if at all….how the hell will Bajans do it…and send money to relatives, with the high cost of living..

    .i won’t bother go into the other fine details with you, won’t want you to get lost…

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  • “I do not know. But I’ll ask one of the scientists on here how many viruses would have to be in 323,600,000 cubic kilometres of sea water.before there is enough viral load there to infect.”

    That is the whole point, you do not know and neither do i, so let’s ask the REAL CORONA VIRUS EXPERTS…if a virus that is capable of adapting to its environment for survival purposes can survive sea water in volumes….they must have closed all those beaches in US for a reason outsie of the social distancing, i prefer hear from people who are doing live research…this cannot be a guessing game…not that it bothers me, am fine for bathing…

    Don’t ask Dr. GP though, i got a feeling he was following Prince Donald and comparing the virus to the annual flu, he is much too quiet.

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  • Mr Pilgrim and Robert already called you out as nothong more than a loud mouth fraud therefore i have nothing to add. Except you care nothing anout bajans.
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    YOU MEAN THE TYPICAL LOCAL BEHAVIOR OF TRYING TO DISCREDIT SOMEONE EVEN THOUGH BEING GIVING ALL THE FACTS.

    TYPICAL BAJANS LIKE YOU AND OTHERS ARE NOT ARROGANT, SORRY TO SAY IGNORANT AND DECEITFUL NO WONDER THE CORRUPT LEADERS AND THEIR CRONIES TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE BAJAN MASSES.

    YOUR BOY @CALEBPILGRIM HAS NOT BEING ABLE TO PROVE MYSELF AND MILLIONS OF OTHERS ARE NOT DUAL CITIZENS EVEN THOUGH HE TRIED TO MISLEAD READERS WITH THE STORY OF THE BAJAN WOMAN WHO CRIED THINKING SHE HAD LOST HER BARBADIAN CITIZENSHIP BY BECOMING NATURALIZED..

    TYPICAL BAJAN REACTION OF CONTINUED DISHONESTY AND IGNORANCE.

    NOW I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE LIVING WITH DEMONS WHO DON’T KNOW HOW TO LIVE WITH THE TRUTH.

    SOMETIMES IT IS GOOD TO GROW UP MENTALLY AND START THINKING LIKE HOW THE REAL WORLD SEES THINGS INSTEAD OF BEING SHELTERED ON A LITTLE ROCK IN THE OCEAN AND PRETENDING THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD SEES THINGS THROUGH THE SAME NARROW COLORED LENS.

    NOT ONE THING I HAVE EVER POSTED ON BU THAT ANYONE CAN DISCREDIT.

    SO WHO IS MORE A FRAUD ME OR YOUR LOCAL BUDDIES.

    I REALLY DON’T HAVE TO CARE FOR THE BAJAN MASSES AS I AM NOT AN ELECTED POLITICIAN WHO MISLEAD THEM TO GETS VOTES AND MY HANDS ON TAXPAYERS MONEY.

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    John2 March 30, 2020 2:43 PM

    Mari

    Name the beaches or post the article of the beaches in the USA that are closed because of the fear of spreading the virus throught seawater

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    Firstly i never said or agreed to what your last words indicated of spreading the virus through sea water
    My orginal point was directed to social distancing and to the AG advocacy of advising or entertaining the thought of giving the people permission to go to the beach
    I clearly remember stating that such advice or advocacy was asinine or borderline lunancy since the object was to control the virus by controlling the movement of people
    and having people on the beach daily was a breach of the rules and guidlines
    Yes they are cities in the USA which have closed beaches because of what i mention by taking into consideration that people daily access to outside places like beaches and park can be a source of contact between individuals which lead to contamination
    Btw u can used goggle to verify what i said about beach and park closures in the USA

    Oh btw i did agree with a point which Waru said to indicate that bacteria can be found in sea water and could be a source of contamination for people as well as breed viruses along the shore line

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  • @ Mariposa March 30, 2020 4:05 PM

    WELL SAID ABOVE.

    @john2 AND SEVERAL OTHERS DELIBERATELY SEEK TO ATTACK YOU TO DISCREDIT INCLUDING CONSTANTLY HARPING OF YOUR AFFILIATION TO DLP. TO CREATE SMOKE AND MIRRORS.

    EVEN in 2020 IT SEEMS MANY BAJANS ARE STILL LOST AND FEEL THAT THE BEST WAY IS TO DEFLECT AND DISCREDIT.

    IT IS A TRUE SIGN OF IMMATURE THINKING AND CRAB IN THE BUCKET MENTALITY.

    KEEP PLUGGING AWAY.

    HOWEVER I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SPEAK OUT FROM FACTUAL INFO.

    THEY WILL CONTINUE TO ATTACK YOU, HOWEVER THEY CAN NEVER ATTACK THE TRUTH.

    SO LET TRUTH BE YOUR WEAPON AGAINST YOUR DETRACTORS AND EXPOSE THEM FOR BEING THE WOLVES IN SHEEPS CLOTHING..

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  • Agreed that migrant farm labourers deserve to be paid well. But unfortunately nowhere in the world are migrant farm workers paid well, whether it is Mexicans in the United States, Poles in the United Kingdom, Jamaicans in Canada or Guyanese and in Barbados.

    And this is likely to get worse as more people become desperate to find work, any work, anywhere, employers are likely to happily to depress wages.

    i don’t like this and neither do you.

    But we know that Tron is rubbing his hands in glee.

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  • How encouraging, a real racing team with incredibly creatve talent and something to offer the country and the world…no taking, all giving.

    “The Mercedes AMG Formula One team have helped to develop a breathing machine that keeps coronavirus patients out of intensive care without the need for a ventilator.

    The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device has been developed in under a week alongside engineers at the University College London and clinicians at the University College London Hospital (UCLH), which could alleviate the need for so many ventilators across the country.

    The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency has already approved the breathing aid, which is already used in hospitals but is not readily available, and while 40 devices have already been delivered to UCLH and three more to other London hospitals, developers say that up to 1,000 CPAP machines can be built per day by Mercedes-AMG-HPP, the High Performance Powertrains department of the current F1 world champions.”

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  • Baje as i have said many times i went to stan pipe school and graduated at the University of hard knocks
    Much of what i comment here comes from observing
    My first earlier opinion on the virus was seen through a lens of what was happening in China and a govt bound and determined not to be transparent with the rest of the world
    I also connected what had happened in China to the abused of the environment or as i said which was a ticking time bomb for years in the making
    My condemnation of govt including ours stems from the months of wasted opportunities whereby collectively all could have made relevant decisions in the best interest of the people to close their borders temporarily (with exceptions) which would have given countries now affected time space and breathing room to plan and come up with feasible solution in case the virus got out of control
    Anyhow we are where we are with an end result of govt looking like chicken with head cut off sick and dying people are infected by the virus and the world economies in melt down
    Everything i have said was resolute and simplistic tagged Prevention is better than cure
    Not only are the people suffering from the stress coming from the virus but having to deal with govt measures which are some what stringent ..confusing ..and without a cure
    What we see playing right before our eyes are govts being reckless and thoughtless because govts put economy ahead of the health of the people
    I would never retract or play politics with peoples live
    For God knows the people has suffered enough

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  • Cant wait to hear what next the AG have to say
    Still cackling from his earlier suggestion
    I wonder where he bought his rule and regulation book on the issue
    Maybe Amazon

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  • Mari
    Ok
    Ur last comment about the beaches closed in USA is correct

    The way i read u first version i thought u were saying it was because the virus was spreading through the sea

    By yes it was for the lack of sosialistit distancing. So i dont have to Google and you dont have to produce no evidence
    You explained what and we in agreement on that point

    But what was happenning istuntoa the sane think that will happen in Barbados

    Infact i think bajan should enjoy the sea now that the tourust Aint got them over crowded

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  • Baje

    You are an ass

    None of those beaches you mentioned are closed because if the fear of virus spreading through the sea water

    Read and come again

    Even Mari best you on this one

    I never said there Where to beaches in the USA that were closed .

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  • Agreed that migrant farm labourers deserve to be paid well. But unfortunately nowhere in the world are migrant farm workers paid well, whether it is Mexicans in the United States,

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    WHOEVER WROTE THIS NONSENSE LET ME SEEK TO EDUCATE THOSE WHO KNOW NO BETTER:

    Minimum Wages in Mexico 2019, reaching an all time high of 102.68 MXN/Day (US$5 A DAY WORKING 10HR SHIFTS or US50cents an hour) in January of 2019.

    THE SAME MEXICAN DOING US FARM WORK IS U$10 AN HOUR IF WORKING 10HRS US$100 A DAY 20 TIMES AS MUCH AS THEY WOULD EARN IF THEY HAD STAYED IN MEXICO.

    ALL JOBS IN MEXICO IS PER DAY NOT PER HOUR.

    I HAVE MET SECURITY GUARDS IN MEXICO WORKING FOR 12HRS AND BEING PAID 200 PESOS FOR THE WHOLE DAY LESS US$10 or LESS THAN US$1 PER HR TODAY’S EXCHANGE RATE.

    THEY NORMALLY WORK 6 DAY WORK WEEKS 12 x 6 FOR AROUND US$60 A WEEK IN MEXICO.

    SO THE MEXICAN FARM WORKERS IN US ARE MAKING MORE IN 1 DAY THAN WHAT MANY OTHERS IN MEXICO IS MAKING IN A 6 DAY WORK WEEK.

    THAT IS PRIMARILY WHY SO MANY ARE ILLEGAL IN THE US.

    I KNOW THAT YOU GUYS LIKE TO POST IGNORANCE BECAUSE OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND TO SOUND INTELLIGENT.

    HOWEVER BRING FACTS AND NOT MISINFORMATION.

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  • Baje

    You are an ass

    None of those beaches you mentioned are closed because if the fear of virus spreading through the sea water

    Read and come again

    Even Mari best you on this one

    I never said there Where to beaches in the USA that were closed .

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    I AM AN ASS BECAUSE I CHOOSE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT MANY BEACHES IN THE US ARE CLOSED WHILST BARBADOS IS KEEPING THEIRS OPEN VIRUS SPREADING OR NOT.

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHICH I KNOW ONLY TOO WELL IS NOT PUMPING RAW SEWAGE IN THE OCEAN EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE FIGHTING TIJUANA MEXICO RIGHT NEXT DOOR WHO LET SEWAGE RAN OFF TO THE OCEAN AND IMPACTS IMPERIAL BEACH IN SAN DIEGO.

    I MAY ALSO HAVE OVERLOOKED YOUR COMMENT ON VIRUS SPREADING IN THE WATER SINCE IT WAS NOT SOMETHING I TAKE NOTE OF.

    I ALSO IGNORED ONE OF YOUR COMMENTS YESTERDAY WHEN YOU REFERRED TO ME AS A COMBERMERIAN EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER CLAIMED TO BE.

    HOWEVER YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS A GENIE-ASS.

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  • Some real horror stories…from those floating death traps..

    but this right here takes the cake…

    “LeAnn Morris Pliske, of Fort Lauderdale, said when she first heard about the ship bound for Fort Lauderdale she thought “oh that’s terrible — we don’t want that here.” Then she learned her aunt and uncle were on board.

    “These are innocent people caught up in a nightmare. They are on 24-hour lockdown in their cabins. Have you ever been locked in one room for more than a week?” she said. “Seems like jail to me. My poor aunt is in the same stateroom she was sharing with her husband whom she watched expire on the floor despite the crew’s efforts at revival. And she has to sit there, 24 hours a day, until some country will let the ships dock.”

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  • Appears this is as far as China has gotten to researching Covid infection and WATER …note i did not say sea water…they are saying it can be spread in these sauna baths where temperatures can reach up to 106 degrees…follow the research.

    “Coronavirus can be passed between people in the kind of warm and humid conditions found in swimming pools and saunas, a new study finds.

    Researchers from Nanjing Medical University, China, say there was a cluster of eight cases of COVID-19 passed from a single ‘super-spreader’ in a swimming bath.

    Previous reports have suggested that the virus doesn’t do well in hot and humid conditions, but the researchers suggest this is likely wrong.

    They say the case of the super-spreader in the swimming centre saw eight people who used or worked in the facility experience symptoms within days.

    The Nanjing team say the virus is unlikely to be slowed down by warmer or more humid temperatures, as previous studies suggested.”

    “A new study from Yale University School of Medicine found that some coronavirus patients in China were contagious for up to eight days after symptoms such as cough and fever abated.”

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  • All figures from China have been manipulated. Independent media sources estimate up to 40,000 dead so far. I know that Shanghai for instance is on lockdown. Wuhan and Shanghai are 500 miles apart…

    With the start of work in the factories a new epidemic wave is looming. However, the Communists have ordered that there must be no more new domestic infections. Therefore, the new dead are registered under other diseases or it is said that foreigners are to blame.

    When Chinese tourists come to Barbados without visas in autumn, a second Bergamo or New York City awaits us.

    You should ask yourselves why Mariposa, back in 2014 when she was a minister, agreed to the Cabinet decision to let Chinese enter without being checked.

    Follow the DLP-Communist trail … A second Cahill-Gate.

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  • Some Barbadians are still not adhering to the guidelines and taking this pandemic serious. Some neighborhood shops are going to 8:00 or and in some cases 8:30. p.m. encouraging limes.

    We all see the consequences. We need to get serious!

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  • Baje

    I like i mash your corns

    Copyright and paste the statement Where i refer to you or anyone else as a combermerian!

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  • @Baje March 30, 2020 5:55 PM “WHOEVER WROTE THIS NONSENSE LET ME SEEK TO EDUCATE THOSE WHO KNOW NO BETTER: Minimum Wages in Mexico 2019, reaching an all time high of 102.68 MXN/Day (US$5 A DAY WORKING 10HR SHIFTS or US50cents an hour) in January of 2019.”

    The conversation started when WARU stated that paying Bajan migrant agricultural labourers in England 8 pounds sterling per hour was slavery. 8 pounds per hour for a 40 hour work week for a 50 week work year is $20,000 USD per year.

    Mexican agricultural migrant labourers to the USA being paid $10 USD per hour for a 40 hour work week and a 50 week work year is also exactly $20,000 USD per year.

    Which admittedly is more that agricultural labourers in Barbados or Mexico are paid at home.

    But my argument is that ALL OF US seem to want cheap food and that we don’t care that that cheap food comes from paying the people who grow our food minimum wage or near minimum wage.

    No need to educate me. I very likely know as much as or more that you do about how things work in the USA labour market.

    If i want good labour market data I don’t depend on a friend of a friend of my dear aunt, or on Baje, I check with the U.S. Bureau f Labor Statistics:

    https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

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  • @WURA-War-on-U March 30, 2020 6:19 PM ““LeAnn Morris Pliske, of Fort Lauderdale, said when she first heard about the ship bound for Fort Lauderdale she thought “oh that’s terrible — we don’t want that here.” Then she learned her aunt and uncle were on board. My poor aunt is in the same stateroom she was sharing with her husband whom she watched expire on the floor despite the crew’s efforts at revival. And she has to sit there, 24 hours a day, until some country will let the ships dock.”

    Not some country.

    If LeAnn’s auntie is an American, then America has a responsibility to take her in.

    Barbados got cursed left, right and center for letting non-Barbadian people pass through our space in order to get home.

    I am here worrying about my niece who is a nurse in New York city.

    My sister-in-law’s sister also a nurse in New York City already has COVID-19 as does her husband.

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  • @WURA-War-on-U March 30, 2020 6:48 PM ““Coronavirus can be passed between people in the kind of warm and humid conditions found in swimming pools and saunas, a new study finds… a cluster of eight cases of COVID-19 passed from a single ‘super-spreader’ in a swimming bath.”

    Who the p-huck is using saunas, swimming baths and communal pools, showers etc. at a time like this?

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  • @Luxtrev01 March 30, 2020 7:41 PM “Some Barbadians are still not adhering to the guidelines and taking this pandemic serious. Some neighborhood shops are going to 8:00 or and in some cases 8:30. p.m. encouraging limes.”

    CORRECTION: Some Barbadian MEN are still not adhering to the guidelines and taking this pandemic serious. Some neighborhood shops are going to 8:00 or and in some cases 8:30. p.m. encouraging MEN to lime.”

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  • fortyacresandamule

    Leeann Morris quickly changed her tune when she realised her own family was on board the vessel. Very sad indeed.

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  • Wuhan Residents Dismiss Official Coronavirus Death Toll: ‘The Incinerators Have Been Working Around the Clock’

    Wuhan residents are increasingly skeptical of the Chinese Communist Party’s reported coronavirus death count of approximately 2,500 deaths in the city to date, with most people believing the actual number is at least 40,000.

    “Maybe the authorities are gradually releasing the real figures, intentionally or unintentionally, so that people will gradually come to accept the reality,” a Wuhan resident, who gave only his surname Mao, told Radio Free Asia.

    A city source added that, based on the aggregation of funeral and cremation numbers, authorities likely know the real number and are keeping it under wraps.

    “Every funeral home reports data on cremations directly to the authorities twice daily,” the source said. “This means that each funeral home only knows how many cremations it has conducted, but not the situation at the other funeral homes.”

    The city began lifting its lockdown on Saturday after two months of mandatory shutdown, with a complete lift of restrictions set for April 8. Funeral homes in Wuhan have been handing out the cremated remains to families every day, but rumors began circulating after one funeral home received two shipments of 5,000 urns over the course of two days, according to photos reported by Chinese media outlet Caixin, which were later censored.

    Reports of the funeral’s crematoriums working nonstop also raised questions.

    “It can’t be right … because the incinerators have been working round the clock, so how can so few people have died?” a man surnamed Zhang told RFA.

    Wuhan residents said the government was paying families 3,000 yuan for “funeral allowances” in exchange for silence.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/wuhan-residents-dismiss-official-coronavirus-164859600.html

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  • A coronavirus patient’s phlegm or poop could still have live virus in it even after they recover and test negative, new research suggests

    The problem is that the only means of diagnosing a coronavirus patient to date is a test that utilizes nose and throat swabs to scan for the virus’ genetic code. Right now, two back-to-back pharyngeal tests that come back negative — from samples collected at least 24 hours apart — are part of the criteria that tells doctors whether to discharge recovered COVID-19 patients. But the new research raises doubts about whether that’s conclusive enough.

    Some patients tested negative for the coronavirus but had virus-laden poop and phlegm
    The new study analyzed 133 COVID-19 patients admitted to Beijing Ditan Hospital in China between January 20 and February 27. From that group, the researchers identified 22 people who tested negative based on throat and nose swabs but had phlegm and poop that still tested positive for the coronavirus.

    The researchers found that the sputum and feces from those patients still tested positive for the coronavirus up to 39 days and 13 days, respectively, after the patients’ pharyngeal samples tested negative.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-patients-phlegm-poop-could-225800196.html

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  • Silly Woman, believe you me, some women/ girls are in the do! Seems like the “in thing” in Barbados is to be ghetto.

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  • WARU

    March 30, 2020 10:41 AM

    John…it was not the French it was the Dutch, don’t know how much chemicals they use in their sewage water but if those chemicals were strong enough the virus would be dead and they would not have found it..
    Coronavirus found in Dutch sewage water
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/26/coronavirus
    Mar 26, 2020 · The new corona virus was found in wastewater at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Tilburg, and a sewage plant in Kaatsheuvel. The virus was found in Schiphol’s sewage water four days after the first ..

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    I did not respond to you because I saw I would have to do more explaining that I had care too.

    Depending on the type of treatment plant/process there usually is to need to put chemicals in the “sewage water” except in the final effluent Before it is discharged from the plant.

    in some cases you may use chemicals for the raw/incoming sewage to control odours or help speed up the treatment process – but again it all depend on type/ level of treatment you are trying to achieve

    don’t know how much chemicals they use in their sewage water but if those chemicals were strong enough the virus would be dead and they would not have found it.
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    Most sewage treatment plant would usually only add chemical to the final product of the wastewater after it is treated.
    In this case they would use an oxidation agent. Chlorine is an oxidation agent. chlorox for example for house hold use.

    chlorine in drinking water and waste water(effluent) to kill pathogens (bad micro organism).

    Also

    my saying earlier that the sea contains sodium chloride may be a bit misleading to you at the moment so forget about that for now.

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  • WW

    The same doctor that you said is the only one in Barbados that you would trust when it concern the virus is probably the head Dr that is advising the government/lawyer. that’s why it him that present some updates on whent going on concerning where we are at concerning the testing etc.

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  • WW

    you said you not trusting the local scientists etc that you waiting until you get your information from outside scientist etc.

    Yet you are probably the most critical one on BU about government or whoever have no confidence in the locals and always have to seek external advisors to tell them whet to do!

    whats up with that??????

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  • WW
    I take it back. you did not say local. you just said scientist. and u didn’t say outside/

    I trying to catch up.

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  • if you don’t understand why and at which point chlorine is used in wastewater the maybe you should understand when it is used and why for drinking water. The two objective are the same. only difference is the amount of chlorine you woul have to use would be greater in the TREATED wastewater than in the drinking water.

    I am not a scientist but you can google it as usual.

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  • John…the best people to get information from are China, Italy, (UK if they will start telling the truth about their dead count and not only counting ones who died in hospital)…and US….they have first hand knowledge, they are the ones seeing the minute by minute horror unfolding, their scientists are the ones doing REAL TIME research…and as ya can see the information keeps changing and evolving as they go alone..

    Barbados is still at the spreading stage and have no handson information and are themselves relying on outside scientists for guidance and they are not capabel because of lack of training and other factors to write any Covid papers….not my fault ya leaders are so damn anal with closed minds…..and are only looking for any opportunity for sweeping powers so they can rule by decree to do wicked shite to their own people and believe the world is admiring them…..well no one is impressed.

    And ya don’t have to explain anything to me, i much prefer hear from those who are actually on the front lines staring down death..

    Baje…that is whom local leaders should be listening to the doctors and scientists who HAVE ALREADY had an upclose and personal relationship with this virus, not a bunch of shite lawyers pretending to be experts whose only claim to fame is looking for the next scam to use against their own people…TO ROB THEM and their children and grandchildren their futures..

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  • “I am here worrying about my niece who is a nurse in New York city.

    My sister-in-law’s sister also a nurse in New York City already has COVID-19 as does her husband.”

    Silly…hope your niece is ok, sorry to hear about your other relatives living the nightmare, i too have relatives in these hospitals in US….we can only hope for the best.

    China is being accused by their citizens of lying about their dead count too, just like UK….but it will all come out in the wash…

    Even if 8 pounds an hour was a liveable wage, which it is not, the amount of discrimination and racism which these farm workers will have to endure in UK on a daily basis because with their beautiful Black skin all the hateful racists in UK will see them as are slaves to be brutalized and mistreated, UK has endless racists… and it’s just not worth it…

    …AND the intent is really to make the low wage farm enslavement generational….the usual bondage…the usual enslavement, that is all Ms. Fighting Imperialism can see for Black people who look just like her because she does not want to see her own people free, wealthy from CREATING THEIR OWN WEALTH nor independent……total shame and disgrace….ask yourself why no other Caribbean leader volunteered their own people for that shite…why only Ms. Fighting Imperialism…she has no shame.

    let their little lazy ass white racists in UK do their own farming, it will teach them strength of character. They don’t get to decide when they want black slaves…to mistreat, this will not be Windrush 2.0

    BTW..did Ms Fighting Imperialism tell yall that by the summer she will no longer be Caricom Chair, it is a rotating position and PMs changed every 6 months…can’t have her there any longer than that to spread her poison to cause the enslavement of Caribbean people..

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  • Some Barbadians are still not adhering to the guidelines and taking this pandemic serious. Some neighborhood shops are going to 8:00 or and in some cases 8:30. p.m. encouraging limes.
    We all see the consequences. We need to get serious!(Quote)

    Let us get back to basics. What is the purpose of the curfew?

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  • Her e is a name that seems suitable to be coronavirus Czar………Lecturer in Epidemiology Dr. Natasha Sobers…(Quote)

    Why was she overlooked in favour of a so-called sociologist, even one who is a good communicator (who makes that decision?) and one once involved in the Ebola crisis (how was he involved, communicating?) Why did the president overlook Peter Wickham as Czar, is he too busy?
    As a nation, we have turned mediocrity in to an art form?

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  • First of all why is the backward gazing government even using the word Czar to describe anyone in a BLACK MAJORITY COUNTRY, …it is of Russian and Latin origin and is synonymous with some vicous, evil Russian criminals long dead…the meaning is “head of hair” Russian form of Caesar…

    what stupid ass revives that level of long dead dumbness in the 21st century and attributing it to some kinda social standing when the taxpayers have to pay all their salaries anyway….it is also a boy’s name, so how many female czars the dumb asses anointed without confirming if the name is used for both male and female..unisex…steupppsss..

    this is what happens when a people accept wickedness from vicious leaders without asking any questions…

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  • Now you see how damn deluded and filled with pretend self importance ya leaders are and will have no problem whatsoever selling you into slavery to line their own pockets…

    problem for them they are not a quarter as intelligent as they pretend to be….and not everyone is a dumb, blind fowl…

    they have to be watched at all times.

    I was wondering why they all looked so bloated with self importance, it is nothing but delusions….craving to be just like dead criminals…

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  • Hal…the sweeping powers that the PM was craving for decades is now in her hands to enforce WITHOUT VIOLENCE…the 6 feet distancing at supermarkets and other areas….she also has drones which they are not using for that purpose, but misusing in the middle of a pandemic…..to turn the people into HELPLESS paupers when they know this is criminal and not the time now or ever .

    but that was the plan all along, turn the people into helpless paupers they have no choice with families to feed but to accept slave wages…

    but they will pay for their evil, greedy ways.

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  • Politicians with bad intentions see every crisis as an opportunity. While the people are focusing on the crisis, the politicians blind-side them by forcing through more undemocratic policies.
    Always read the find print and you will find under emergency law all autocrats can rule by decree – they abandon the people’s democratic will.
    Note the so-called curfew. Instead of focusing on the coronavirus – testing, contact-tracing and containment – our attorney general, with the backing of the rest of the Cabinet, wants to fine young people (the ones most likely to break the embargo) Bds$50000 or face imprisonment.
    Even the so-called Czar is threatening people with tougher policing. Who elected him?

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  • Here is an example of a constructive comment instead of the same old same old.

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  • Coronavirus: What the world can learn from Ebola fight

    30 March 2020

    Image copyright Getty Images

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who made history as Africa’s first elected female president, led Liberia for 12 years including during the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak that killed nearly 5,000 people in her country.

    The BBC asked the Nobel Peace Laureate for her reflections on the current coronavirus crisis.

    Dear fellow citizens of the world,

    On 19 October 2014, at the height of the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, when 2,000 of my citizens had already perished and infections were growing exponentially, I wrote a letter to the world pleading for the mobilisation of personnel and resources.

    I demanded a show of global unity to avert what we feared would be a worldwide pandemic.

    Today, I take this opportunity to raise my voice in a message of solidarity.
    Getty Images
    Ebola in West Africa

    2014-16

    11,325
    people died in all

    4,810people died in Liberia

    3,956people died in Sierra Leone

    2,544people died in Guinea

    Source: CDC

    Almost six years ago, I explained how Liberia’s post-conflict economy, and its fragile healthcare system, made it vulnerable to the rapid spread of disease, and I contended that how the world responded to the localised crisis in West Africa, would define our collective healthcare security.

    I argued that an uncontrolled contagion, no matter where in the world, and no matter how localised, is a threat to all of humanity.

    The world responded positively. And did so boldly.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52061547

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  • It seems that according to David law
    Unless individual sign from govt hymn book the individual comments are deemed nonsencial or without merit
    The fact being that the hefty fines are too little too late
    Fines that in a time of crisis when unemployment is at an all time high and the youth are the most likely out of a job and cannot pay the fines if they break the curfew
    What is also crucial to remember is that the virus is found in prison and govt making tough laws which have not been carefully though out
    There is a possibility that govt laws can continue the spread in places like prison bearing in mind that those people caught breaking curfews might be carries of the virus and by entering prison system take the virus with them
    Now one might argue that the individual might be tested or quarantine before going to prison
    However still there are underlying question which needs to br answered are all the inmates in the prison tested
    Have govt tested the entire prison population
    So why would govt make a law which in itself can add fuel to fire
    Yes curfews are necessary but their are underlying problems which can give way to increasing the spread of the virus through tough laws which have not been carefully thougt out

    Just my observation

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  • All the beleagured population has to remember, no matter how short their memories, is how Mia Cares and her Czars nearly taxed their asses into extinction….or slavery…same difference..,but Covid…the original EQUALIZER….will control things from here on in for some time…not these 2 legged savages,

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  • Some of you may be right. There is no need for a law to keep people indoors and distancing. The natural law will take over.

    At least the Government tried to tell them.

    But tell the youngsters who are prancing about, tell them to take a good look at their grandparents or anyone in their family who suffers from a chronic condition.

    Tell them to say whatever they have to say to them, now, if they are going to continue their reckless ways.

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  • David,

    One should not hoard but one should try to avoid shopping too often. For instance, Mia said there is a three month supply of food and so I deliberately took my three month share at once. So I took no more than my share AND reduced the risk of catching and passing on the virus all in one go.

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  • @ Cruscoe

    Listen to Lord Sumption, a retired member of the UK Supreme Court, who warned yesterday that Britain was in danger of drifting in to a police state. He was commenting on the lockdown measures introduced by the Johnson government, which are no way as brutal (in terms of punishment for breaches) as the curfew laws in Barbados.
    The health crisis is serious, the most serious in our lifetime, but we must all be vigilant that the state does not expand its powers over us. Youths in every society behave recklessly; they believe they cannot die. As a teenager in Barbados I had a bicycle and the way I rode it still makes me shiver when I think about it.
    it is the duty of grown ups to guide them, not brutalise them. Don’t let a repressive state expand its powers. This brutal legislation goes on the books, they do not go away.
    The British state used a 1824 Napoleonic Act to terrorise young black men; when that was outlawed, they then used a 1930s one to charge young men and women with murder even if they were not present or were not part of any attack.

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  • “What is also crucial to remember is that the virus is found in prison and govt making tough laws which have not been carefully though out.”

    They have not thought of that one yet…too focused on pure small island shite that only benefits them..

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  • So happy you got your share Donna moron

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  • @Crusoe

    There will be elements is any society that engage in anti civil behaviour. You must have seen newsclips of police/military harsh response to such behavior in other countries? If local authorities did the same we can anticipate the cry.

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  • WW

    Back to sea bathing

    You said you depending on scientists to tell you.

    Now they already tell you what to do and what not to do. Thing like good hygene and avoiding crowds, cruising etc. Yet with the mass use of the seas, have you heard of even one scientist suggest to avoid swimming or seafood?

    I am sure if there was even the slightest concern about sea bathing (by the scientists) there would have been some sort of advisory out by now

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  • @Donna

    It is a human condition to panic in an environment like now, we are witnessing the same behaviour in other countries. In other words it is not a Bajan condition. The government will have to work closely with private sector to weave a message and approach to deflate fears.

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  • I may be wrong but I think some of you are mixing up the fines/jailing for breaking the SELF QUARENTINE as put it as for breaking curfew

    .https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/03/23/penalties-for-breaching-self-quarantine/

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  • David you are right, its kind of laughable when people on here call politicians liars and thieves but as soon as she flippantly says we have three months groceries they take it to the bank and get their share.When there is panic buying and out and out insensitivety for fellow bajans the poor will get hurt .the most But phuc them as donna suggests I am okay pull up the rope.
    I was always cautioned my father-in-law that Trinidad running your grocery business was a recipe for disaster, if things get bad there do you think that boat of necessities is coming to you

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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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  • You said you depending on scientists to tell you.

    ya weren’t hearing them telling ya about waste water infected with Corona either…UNTIL THEY TESTED AND FOUND IT THERE…;give them time, i think they are busier with more important things now, seabathing is not a necessity at this time, again, i am not telling anyone not to seabathe..

    am sure the scientists will get around to it at some point in time and let those who in Barbados who have to wait on guidance from WHO know….

    my point ….i prefer go directly to the source instead of following the know it alls who have to depend on the source for guidance themselves…

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  • David would it not be fair to say except for china that all initial covid 19 cases are people returning from overseas or tourists.Thinking that people went right home and isolate is absurd, they interacted with family and friends gone to shop maybe even to party . I would prepare for the worst and hope for the best, The low numbers seem strange to me compared to what going on in the UK US which are a lot of the tourists on the island.

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