COVID Pleading

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Submitted by Grenville Phillips II

If your house was flooded with water, and the water level was rising, what would you do? The obvious solution would be to close the water faucet, and then start cleaning up.

With our COVID-19 cases rising, we recommended closing our borders to visitors and shutting down the economy for 2 weeks, starting Wednesday 25 March 2020 (Point 1 on the graph). We stated that that date was critical to reducing internal transmission rates to zero, with minimal disruption.
That advice was not accepted, and we waited until the horse was out of the stable to do a half-hearted shut down on Sunday night (Point 2 on the graph). However, for some mysterious reason, we kept the faucet running.
All of our cases can be traced to someone who was allowed to enter through our open ports. If we wanted to keep them open, then the obvious solution would be to test everyone for the virus before letting them into our general population.

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That advice was not accepted either. So to the present day, we continue to allow persons to enter Barbados without being tested. We again plead with the Government to close the faucet, so that we can start to get this under control. This now has fatal consequences.
On Wednesday 1 April 2020, the Government instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine for everyone who arrived in Barbados. It would be a far more efficient use of our resources to test each traveller, and only quarantine the infected persons. But that advice was not accepted either.
As can be seen from the graph, the number of cases is not declining. How can it unless we close the faucet, or at the very least, test everyone who enters? Why is this so difficult to understand?
RECOMMENDATIONS
A 14-day shut-down could have been effective, but we are not taking advantage of this opportunity. If the number of cases on Sunday 12 April 2020 is about 75, then we would have unnecessarily squandered this opportunity.
If the shut-down is extended, because there is no improvement, then you need to survive. If you are receiving welfare grants, or have been selected to share in the Government’s $10M needy families program, or similar programs, then you should be looked after.
Due exclusively to Government’s procurement policies, many Barbadian are either working-poor, or house-poor, or both. If their job or house excludes them from receiving assistance, then they still need to look after their families.
Banks have provided a useful mortgage deferred payment initiative. Banks will allow persons to not make any mortgage payments for the next three months. After that time, you may have three options.
You may: pay the accumulated mortgage after the 3 months; extend your mortgage for three months; or treat the unpaid mortgage as a short-term loan, and pay it back over an agreed time.
The main benefit is that if you are not earning for a prolonged period, then you have the option of spending your remaining money on food, without putting your mortgage at risk.
We recommend that you communicate with your bank on what you want to do, before making another mortgage payment.
Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

335 comments

  • More comic relief!

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  • HAVE YOU WATCHED THE VIDEO DONNA? IT IS OVER AN HOUR LONG
    THE VIDEO WAS POSTED AT 7:58
    YOU POSTED AT 8:00
    HOW CAN YOU SAY IT IS COMIC RELIEF?

    Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? JOHN 7:51

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  • GP, this guy seems clever, what sayeth U?

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  • i have not had the time to listen to him properly—just a few minutes
    will make time tomorrow

    IF HE IS EXPOSING DR BURP OR DR FALSEY I WANT TO HEAR HIM
    TRUMP IS A GIANT NOT TO LISTEN TO THESE MORONS FULLY

    I LIKE HOW TRUMP USES THESE TWO CHARLATANS AND BRINGS THEM OUT ON HIS PROMOTIONAL “WARD ROUNDS” EVERY EVENING

    THE NEXT THING TRUMP NEEDS TO DO IS IMMEDIATELY STOP FUNDING THE WHO

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  • Jesus Christ!….as long as you do not fully bow down or tow Trump’s line you are considered a moron???

    This jackass likes to let the blog know how much scholarships he won and how bright he is…… so accordingly, what he says cannot be ‘refuted’.

    Yet…..Dr. Fauci a man who has accomplished times more and is far more intelligent than this asshole is not fit to advise on anything medical…..

    SMH, I just cannot with these, Trump cult ass licking stooges….

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  • lol lol

    i brought CALM OUT OF HIDING MURDAH WUH LOSS

    CALM IF TRUMP HAD LISTENED TO DR FALSY AND NOT ORDERED THE TRAVEL BAN—-USA WOULD BE IN DEEP DO DOO

    CALM IF TRUMP HAD LISTENED TO DR FALSY AND NOT ORDERED THAT HYDROCLOROQUINE BE APPROVED FOR TREATING COVID WE WOULD STILL BE WAITING FOR VACCINES TO “CURE” THE DISEASE

    CALM TRUMP SPOKE TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR CALM–LY AND HAVE THEM DOING HIS BIDING UH LIE?

    CALM CAN YOU TELL ALL THE THINGS THAT Dr. FALSY Fauci has REALLY accomplished?

    DONT HE LOOK REAL GOOD ON TRUMP”S WARD ROUNDS? I FORGOT THAT YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ON A WARD ROUND? A REAL GRAND ROUND!

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  • Please read all what Charles Jong wrote on wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_Barbados

    Total transparency. No need to panic on HMS Barbados.

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  • To borrow from a quip posted earlier -“Thanks for posting the video. I will waste no time watching it.” Not once it is labelled ” Deep State”. That is pure looney stuff that i have heard way too much of in the past three years. Same old song, different loonies.

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  • Fauci is now down to 60K dead predicted!!!!

    A few days ago he was at 240K.

    He begun at 2.2 million thanks to the genius at Imperial College!!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fauci-lowers-us-coronavirus-death-forecast-to-60000-says-social-distancing-is-working/ar-BB12oHEl?ocid=spartandhp

    Actual deaths today is 16,697.

    Peak predicted shortly and yet deaths about 25% of the last prediction.

    Trump will soon be bringing down the hammer!!

    It is all about FEAR!!

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  • In my day Imperial College was a heavyweight.

    Nearly went there for my first degree.

    Look what it has come to!!

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  • The high New York death toll can be explained by the fact that the virus is loose in an at risk population.

    The CDC estimates 400,000 were affected by Ground Zero.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/911-related-illness-former-nyc-students-raise-the-alarm-2019-09-11/

    New York is also known for high taxes.

    Trump recently moved to Florida as did Rush Limbaugh about 20 years ago.

    People have got older and retired and moved to states where taxation is kinder to their wealth.

    Applies to at the older at risk population as well.

    But it is also likely that the numbers of death have been overstated.

    Dying WITH COVID-19 is different to dying FROM COVID-19.

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  • @ John 12.48

    Poor Imperial College. You are so right. In your day, Imperial was a constituent college of the University of London. Today it is an independent university, and one of the six leading universities in the world on STEM.
    I agree, they ought to improve and become world class like UWI.

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  • @MoneyBrainApril 9, 2020 8:30 PM

    GP, this guy seems clever, what sayeth U?

    I AGREE! HE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. ACTUALLY HE IS BRILLIANT
    VERY INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT VIROLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY NUTRITION AND MEDICINE IN GENERAL
    CURRENT BIG PHARMA MALPRACTICE
    EXPLANATION OF ADDITIVES TO VACCINES
    EXPLANATION OF HOW NON MEDICAL PERSONEL THINK THAT VACCINES SHOULD REPLACE MEDICINES
    DEFINITELY WORTH LISTENING
    EXPLAINS HOW DR FALSY HAS BEEN CREATING FALSE INFO ABOUT VIRUSES SINCE HIV VIRUS DAYS AND HOW HE DISPLACED REAL SERIOUS RESEARCHERS

    EXPLAINS HOW DR FALSY IS USING THE IGNORANCE OF THE POPULACE OF VIROLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY NUTRITION AND MEDICINE IN GENERAL TO PROMOTE FEAR AS HE DID WITH HIV

    VERY INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT HOW BIG PHARMA RESPONDS TO POOR DRUGS AND HOW THE PRESS AND BIG PHARMA COLLUDE

    HE EXPLAINS HOW GATES AND ZUCKER ARE FRAUDS AND THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT CAN NOT EXPOSE THESE FRAUDS

    HE EXPLAINS HOW WE HAVE DEPARTED FROM HEALING OUR SELVES BY THE FOODS AROUND US TO USE BIG PHARMA DRUGS

    HE EXPLAINS HOW ACADEMIA KNOWS BETTER BUT CANT SPEAK OUT BECAUSE THEY LOSE THEIR GRANTS

    HE EXPLAINS HOW THE USA REALLY WORKS WITH LAWYERS PULLING THE STRINGS.
    HE CALLS THEM THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE OF ALL THAT HAPPENS

    THANKS FOR POSTING MONEYBRAIN

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @John, your 12:43AM is either deliberately misleading or very poor research and your 1:11 a strange mix of facts that converge to nowhere.

    You quote Dr. Fauci and give wildly ranging death totals to imply the doc is offering almost unhinged data…this, despite the clear fact that the man said UNEQUIVOCALLY time and time again to affect that:

    *”And whenever the modelers come in, they give a worst-case scenario and a best-case scenario. Generally, the reality is somewhere in the middle. ***I’ve never seen a model of the diseases that I’ve dealt with where the worst-case scenario actually came out. They always overshoot.***”

    This is simple and uncomplicated analysis of the maths modelling…why do we waste so much unneeded disinformation time trying to decry the man !…. It is doubly misleading and disingenuous to suggest “It is all about FEAR!!” …. have you not seen the error of that minimalist stance with POTUS…. his base who accepted his ridiculous cheerleading of initially minimizing the seriousness of the virus were polled to show that as a group they were putting themselves and family at risk… much more than others!

    Alternatively, bus drivers, supermarket workers and health care workers are DYING from this virus in a manner and at a pace seemingly unprecedented in modern life. The flu does not contaminate and induce death in this speedy, aggressive way… we have to be conscious of those realities even as we push purposefully to get life back on track.

    It is ridiculous to dispute one side to herald the other. Utter dangerous nonsense really.

    2.What does the high NY death rate, high taxes and older population retiring to Florida have to do with each other???… Where or what do these 3 sets of facts converge to show.

    So China UNDERSTATED their totals and here are the yankees OVERSTATING theirs!

    The Chinese had a vested interest in being silent on their out-of-hand bio terror threat… what exactly (other than apparently to oust Trump) is the upside to inflate the numbers in US?

    Your rabbit hole as @Donna offers is burrowing deeper and deeper to nowhere!

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  • APPARENTLY JOHN IS 100% CORRECT ABOUT DR FALSY

    TRUMP HAS TWO OF THE WRONG FOLK –TWO VIPERS- ON HIS EVENING GRAND ROUNDS
    HE IS CLEVER TO USE THESE FRAUDS WHO HAVE BEEN IN GOVERNMENT CIRCLES FOR DECADES
    BUT THEY HAVE A SINISTER HISTORY AS WAS WELL ARTICULATED IN THE POST PUT UP BY FREEDOM FIGHTER A FEW DAYS AGO, THAT IS NOW UNAVAILABLE FOR SOME REASON.
    IT SEEMS THAT REAL RESEARCHERS , AND ACTIVE CLINICIANS ARE TELLING THE TRUTH

    TRUMP HAS BEEN SMART IN USING THESE VIPERS
    IT IS NOTEWORTHY THAT THEY DONT GET MUCH FLAK BECAUSE THE MEDIA AND THE US RINGMASTERS KNOW WHO THEY ARE

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  • JohnApril 10, 2020 12:43 AM… Trump will soon be bringing down the hammer!!… It is all about FEAR!!

    This is a non-issue. Have a look at any actuarial study of insurance reserves with much more and better data at .3, .5 and .9 confidence.

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  • who said wingnuts cant be comedic havent seen these posts by the bipolars

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  • @ GP April 10, 2020 8:01 AM
    “HE EXPLAINS HOW WE HAVE DEPARTED FROM HEALING OUR SELVES BY THE FOODS AROUND US TO USE BIG PHARMA DRUGS…”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And you, a so-called student of medicine, had to wait for a non-fundamentalist Christian (Hindu) man to tell you what Hippocrates (the copied version of the Egyptian Imhotep) told you long before your Jesus and even before Yahweh instructed Moses.

    “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

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  • I wonder when Bill Gates, AKA Richie Rich, presents his coronavirus vaccine rushed through in the nick of time to save mankind from living in a perpetual lockdown (house arrest) situation, it will undergo any more stringent safety testing or scrutiny than the rest of the Big-Pharma produced vaccines (which is practically none). Robert F. Kennedy Jr explains the vaccine testing scams in the video below. (NB If you have not heard him speak before, he has a neurological condition that affects his speech. However, he is perfectly understandable.)

    Also checkout the article: Bill Gates Crosses The Digital Rubicon, Says “Mass Gatherings” May Not Return Without Global Vaccine at strategic-culture(DOT)org/news/2020/04/08/bill-gates-crosses-digital-rubicon-says-mass-gatherings-may-not-return-without-global-vaccine/

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  • David should set up a right wingnut corner for the crazies so they could play all day. and for visitors to come for comic relief

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  • @Greene

    The right wingers can say same about leftwingers? We love the labels dont we.

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  • well u can set up two then

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  • @greene

    How about the centrist views of Conservatives?

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  • Hal Austin
    April 10, 2020 3:17 AM

    @ John 12.48
    Poor Imperial College. You are so right. In your day, Imperial was a constituent college of the University of London. Today it is an independent university, and one of the six leading universities in the world on STEM.
    I agree, they ought to improve and become world class like UWI.

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

    Never considered going to UWI back then.

    I did spend a few years teaching there in the early 2000’s..

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  • Hal

    I am just pulling people’s chains and seeing who flushes!!

    This was a ball you should have just let go through to the keeper, no need to play!!

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  • i have no issue with conservative Repubs at all: they made some sense. it is the wingnuts with their various conspiracy theories that have little basis in reality with which i have issues. man they even give real conspiracy theorists a bad name.

    Havent you seen the real conservatives like George Will et al have abandoned the GoP?

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  • @Greene

    What about Jerry Falwell and other of his tibre?

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  • I’ll make a prediction about Dr. Fauci et al.

    They will be revising their numbers once again and my bet is it will be further down.

    They are trying to model something they don’t understand and with imperfect data.

    Amazed they would undertake such a thing unless their object is to put fear into the hearts of people.

    “Let not your heart be troubled …”

    I’ll make another couple of predictions.

    There will be a recovery and it will be led by the capitalist free market system that has worked.

    The false god of science will get a severe black eye and will be shaken, perhaps even off its pedestal!!

    Just as in the times of the plague the false church dogma was questioned, so too will be the false god of science.

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  • @John

    It is Good Friday, relax.

    The model is dynamic.

    It is based on variables not changing.

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  • David,

    are you seeking education or just trying to get at the wingnuts thru me? lol

    Faldwell is a v smart man. he sees the dollars signs along with jesus on the cross, without jesus or both.

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  • @ John April 10, 2020 9:44 AM
    “I’ll make another couple of predictions.
    There will be a recovery and it will be led by the capitalist free market system that has worked.
    The false god of science will get a severe black eye and will be shaken, perhaps even off its pedestal!!”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So why are the governments around the world (including China) planning and earmarking billions in QE to inject into the financial system to kick start the various economies?

    Why would you want to use the same method to solve a problem which got you into the same problem in the first place?

    Please do not look to Trump for any New Deal.

    Who is going to rescue America by way of another New Deal? Certainly not a Democrat called Donald Delano Roosevelt Trump!

    BTW, who is this “false god of science” you want to see fall like Zeus or Yahweh from Mount Olympus? Copernicus or Darwin?

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  • John, U should check out the fight between Oxford U and Imperial. It also involves a Sex Scandal as the head chap from Imperial came from Oxford. Models in the investing business are somewhat faulty as well. In the recent Stock crash, Market Risk Models in many cases were close to useless—GIGO. Why cant the Lefties / Dems on here comprehend that certain people have an agenda to control America and the World. It has been bloody obvious for years.

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  • George Edward Pelham Box FRS (18 October 1919 – 28 March 2013) was a British statistician, … designs, and others. Additionally, Box famously wrote, in various books and papers, that “all models are wrong, but some are useful“.

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  • GP, thanks for your comments. Too many on here have exceptionally dense skulls and imbibe the excrement on offer by the pressTITUTES. They dont know, they dont know, and are the victims of modern day Dr Goebbels and Herr Fritschs.

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  • David, good quote. Churchill stated,” Plans mean nothing, but the process of proper planning means everything”. The outstanding philospher Mike Tyson said ,”Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”

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  • @ John

    Ten years ago we had a banking crisis and capitalism had to be rescued by the monetary system (G20); now we have a health/medical crisis, which is leading to a supply side crisis, and it is being saved through fiscal programmes from the major economies.
    Your idol Trump, is handing out US$2.2trn, this from a president that cannot afford a proper health care service for the 45m people without insurance.
    Funny thing, capitalism. We now have insurance companies and banks in the UK that want to pay out hundreds of millions in dividends. So it looks as if they have no morality either. Is there a cultural reason why white Barbadians find it easy supporting Trump, Boris, Mussolini and others? Does it remind them of days of old? Just asking.
    Remember, today is the day the Lord gave his life to save us from our sins. Have a nice Easter.

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  • Greene, what U are missing is that many so called “conservatives” are actually on the payroll of the Elite Controllers. Why were MNCs permitted to move strategically sensitive production to China a Commie dictatorship? Why did Clinton sign the WTO permission to allow China into the fold without strict conditions? How come no leader has waged a campaign against this? Was it not obvious that if Japan could hurt the US quite badly and take their TV, camera, big piece of Autos, other industries with 50% of the US’s population what would Chinese Commies with 400% the population achieve if given free reign? SELL OUTS like Biden, Shillary et al.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Money, one time I can agree with you …re:

    “Why cant the Lefties / Dems on here comprehend that certain people have an agenda to control America and the World. It has been bloody obvious for years.”

    The actions of the Kissingers and other masters of conservatism have clearly shown that for eons indeed….The Dems are lazy and late to the party…

    A lil important fact that is missed in most news feeds but tell the REAL story of domination within and then external…. it was noted recently that the McConnell conservatives have confirmed over 8,999 judges!

    That’s the real deal of control there: voting rights, civil rights, abortion rules, transgender issues, business relaxation etc etc.

    You are very right…you guys are well on the way to your control goal!

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  • built into the trade deals (NAFTA et al) were corrective mechanisms that came due recently. if u knew anything u would know that Trump changed nothing all the changes were negotiated long time ago. unnuh need to talk to ignorant people not me.

    the same thing goes for NATO. european countries had all committed to up their contribution prior to Trump.

    with regard to your latest rant- even if u are right and u arent. why do trade agreements or general trading among countries have to favour the west and or america? is the world only about america?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Revionist history can be powerful indeed and when coupled with political partisanship becomes dangerous propaganda. The overtures to China were started by who…the same Kissinger noted above and a Republican regime. That was a controversial but realistically a practical matter of relationships of an evolving world…

    World leaders continued to establish key relationships and modify the geo-political lzndscape thus the fact that a Democratic president helmed the entry of China to key world orgs is mostly irrelevant.

    What’s indisputable is that the business and money folks who were demanding more and more annual ROI improvements and drove the bullish markets are the ones who made China the US manufacturing heartland….reality check: conservative , Republican ethos fill the ranks of those who lead the major US companies which ran off to China, Vietnam, Singapore etc for cheap labor.

    Revise history all you want … but alternative facts will eventually be seen as the noisome propaganda it is!

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  • @Dee Word

    No need to be pedantic or prolix.

    In simple language the voracious appetite of capitalism must be fed. The unpenetrated market of China as one example will always influence the geopolitics of the USA. Not political ideology.

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  • Hal, U are blaming Capitalism–an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
    “an era of free-market capitalism”.

    The real problem is politics and the actions of Evil Humans–GREED. Where has Socialism = Communism Lite worked? EU is close to finished, their Banking will be the next shoe to drop , HSBC has stopped paying dividends, Deutsche / Commerz in Germany will probably be nationalised , Italian banks have been on ventilator for years, France and their banks are a disaster about to connect with a mountainside—the EU buffoons dont have a clue. Government control does not work unless the group in control is very clever and somewhat dictatorial eg Chinese Commies and the Singapore “democratic leaders”. The reality is we must have Freedom, Innovation, Incentive, Independent Thinkers, etc. America has its problems and requires reforms in Education, Healthcare, Justice etc. They should learn from their own mistakes and the mistakes of others eg HealthCare —review the NHS disaster and the Cnd provincial systems imperfections. Government should be about solving the populaces problems in a sensible way but it is all about jousting with the opponents.
    Is there really a need to bring race into this? Have African leaders eg Nigeria, conducted themselves in an exemplary manner? Evil Humans includes all races, religions, classes. BTW many Nigerians in the USA and Nigeria love Trump.
    The problem economically is because Politicians and Central Bankers have become Dr Feelgoods where no corporation or citizen should ever have financial pain. Indeed, like doctors in the US giving Opioids to patients who dont want any pain but become addicted and die. This is not how the world works in reality. Pain is an excellent teacher as is failure. Unintended consequences must be pondered before policy is set.

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  • Dribs, U are writing pure excrement blaming Repubs for the Chinese Commie connection. Clinto is a Dem, he signed the WTO agreement permitting China into the club without proper enforcable conditions. He also permitted the repeal of Glass Steagall Act permitting Banks to become overly involved in the investment industry. How did Biden, DEM, come by the $1.5BN from China for Private Equity which he knows f.a. about? U seriously believe that was / is not corrupt as hell. LOL. The richest people in the US favour Dems (Gates, Dorsey, Buffet, Zuckerberg, Soros , U think that is altruistic? haha.

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  • @ MoneyBrain

    The incompetent HSBC is once again threatening to move to Hong Kong, simply because it does not like UK regulations. I say let them go. Governments do not control the banks; they just feed their avarice. Our fault is moving from a manufacturing base to a service and financial one. The Chinese capitalised (no pun) on this.

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  • Dribs, the Leftist / Dems currently on show are ILLOGICAL RH idiots that MUST never gain power eg OcRaZIO CorteX, Di Blasted Idiot in NYC, Shifty Shitty SChiff, Swallowcrap, Nadler, Pelosi, Shillary, PochaHONKY et al—the very lowest of the low corrupt lying mofos that will RUIN America.

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  • Hal, I knew a Bajan who was a Regional Director in the Cbean & then UK, of a big British bank, and he confirmed that the leadership was pisspoor and lazy to boot ie 5 drinks at lunch and then off home by 2.30pm. HSBC has laundered Mex cartel $$$, fixed price of Gold and rates so no shock. Capitalism has flaws so we should repair them and not go to far Left as that typically leads to some ignorant person in control eg Maduro, Kim, Stalin, people that do not understand human nature but want to dominate. People require proper development, incentive, disincentive, encouragement BUT not perpetual handouts, regardless of their efforts.

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  • MEDIA WANTS TO WHIP US UP INTO A FRENZY!!

    Now you May Begin to Understand that there is a Bigger Ploy Intended that is the Panic Pandemic of Fear to Control the Masses!

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  • @ MoneyBrain,

    To be fair, that was only until the City was opened. Remember Big Bang? The Yanks came in and shook that up. I remember the days, arrive at work at 8.30am, work to 1pm, have a 2-3hour lunch, then go home. The introduction of the big investment banks, out went the old family names.
    In Fleet Street, we did much the same thing on a four-day week – long lunches and outing your credit card behind the bar and settling at the end of the evening.
    People do not do long lunches now, and even so they do not drink alcohol at lunchtime. People now routinely work a six-day week.
    As to the quality of the leadership, I can vouch for that. It is one reason why I am so angry with our political and business leaders. If only they get rid of the nonsense about being world class and think they CAN become world class. We have the potential, but egos get in the way.

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  • “Grenville Phillips II has been unanimously re-elected as president, to lead Solutions Barbados for another one-year term. His re-election took placed on Thursday, April 9 during the political party’s Annual General Meeting. It was held virtually to comply with the current COVID-19 restrictions. In accordance with Solutions Barbados’ Constitution, two independent committees must be elected at each annual meeting. An Executive Committee is elected to manage the organisation. An independent 3-member Disciplinary Committee, separate from the Executive, is elected to resolve any disputes.”

    Who are the other members of the Executive and other committees referred to above? See why I can’t take GPII seriously?

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  • who chose Santia to act as PM? was it the PM or a majority of MPs?

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  • AS PROOF OF THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL OF COLLABORATION AND INTEGRATION, THE FIRST COUNTRY THAT XI XINPING CALLED TO TALK ABOUT “CORONAVIRUS” WAS CUBA. HE TALKED WITH MIGUEL DIAZ-CANEL AND RAUL CASTRO ON FEBRUARY 29.

    RELATIONS BETWEEN CUBA AND COMMUNIST CHINA

    By Luis Zuñiga

    Luis Zuñiga is a diplomat, international analyst and former Cuban political prisoner for 19 years…

    Did you know that the Caribbean is the first place where Communist China began its engagement with the region? This article by a well known international analyst and activist explores the alliance between the Cuban Regime and Communist China.

    Cuba was the first Latin American and Caribbean country that established diplomatic relations with Communist China in 1960. From that moment on, their ties, like a roller coaster, have been full of ups and downs, with periods of closeness followed by periods of distancing that eventually culminated in fraternal gestures.

    The frustration of Fidel Castro with the Soviets for the way that Nikita Kruschev dealt with the Missile Crisis in 1962, disregarding him completely, moved him to establish a closer relationship with the Chinese who, at that time, had serious discrepancies with the Soviets for diverging from Stalinism, a political ideology fervently supported by Mao Zedong.

    The Chinese, who were rejected by the majority of countries in the world, saw the Cuban rapprochement with satisfaction and, without hesitation, helped Castro in solving rice scarcity in Cuba. The relationship was warm and, as it was common at the time, there were frequent diplomatic and political visits where the countries signed numerous agreements that were never accomplished. But, as the Cuban crisis worsened, it became harder for the Chinese to meet the ever-growing economic assistance that Castro requested. Eventually, in 1966, Castro distanced the country from the Chinese and he returned to the Soviet sphere of influence, as he was convinced that the Soviets were the only ones who could support his regime economically.

    For several years, the Sino-Cuban relations were kept within a formal framework that was almost distant, especially since Communist China began its economic reforms under Deng Xiaoping in the 80s. During that time, the relations between Castro and Brezhnev’s Soviet Union were excellent. The Castro regime watched the Chinese experiment’s special economic zones (SEZ) cautiously and suspiciously, without understanding the Chinese political maneuver to save their totalitarian communist system.

    Read More @… https://freedomsynergy.world/relations-between-cuba-and-communist-china-p379-117.htm?fbclid=IwAR1UCDGMAaGps7tKM_iMBMeTM2Vfu0Q6vkA-UxfaeOSBRbFXok8JzlxcKH4

    AMERICA IS THE LAST BASTION OF FREEDOM IF THEY LOSE FREEDOM HERE…

    CHOOSE FREEDOM OR TYRANNY

    “THE GOAL OF SOCIALISM IS COMMUNISM”…Vladmir Lenin

    “A BITTER FOUNTAIN DOES NOT BRING FORTH SWEET WATER”.

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  • Hal AustinApril 10, 2020 10:25 AM

    @ John

    Ten years ago we had a banking crisis and capitalism had to be rescued by the monetary system (G20); now we have a health/medical crisis, which is leading to a supply side crisis, and it is being saved through fiscal programmes from the major economies.
    Your idol Trump, is handing out US$2.2trn, this from a president that cannot afford a proper health care service for the 45m people without insurance.
    Funny thing, capitalism. We now have insurance companies and banks in the UK that want to pay out hundreds of millions in dividends. So it looks as if they have no morality either. Is there a cultural reason why white Barbadians find it easy supporting Trump, Boris, Mussolini and others? Does it remind them of days of old? Just asking.

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    Don’t bother asking! These are the same people who cussed me and called me disrespectful for turning my back to the British monarch Elizabeth when QC staked my black skin out in the sun to line the streets in 1976. Don’t recall it bothering any of the blacks. Just the white Barbadians. I was supposed to be a happy little native and abide by the status quo. I don’t think they ever forgave me. Never bothered me because nobody in my family ever had to ask them for employment. And I just recently told my son, who has only heard second hand about their attitude, that he will NOT take a part time job while he studies, not with ANY of their ilk. I am well able to pay him pocket money for his chores and he makes some money through his own enterprise. which I have advised him to save and re-invest as needed. I am well able to take care of all his needs and most of his wants that I consider appropriate. I have a long memory

    I know what these guys are made of and it isn’t pretty!

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  • Yuh could call that no solutions party a ghost party. And i hereby appoint myself the chief ghostbuster!

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  • 🙂 Grenville made a serious misstep when he took up his bat and ball and walked away. When he comes out to ply in 2022/23 he will find that tsulking doesn’t pay 🙂

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  • @Greene

    This is a word of mouth feedback? Can you share some specifics to inform a constructive conversation?

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  • Yup! Just like Alice the Democrats fell unsuspectingly down the rabbit hole and were late for the tea party. And now it’s going to be a long hard fight to end the nightmare.

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  • David,

    about what?

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  • About your charge of price gouging in Barbados.

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  • TheOGazertsApril 10, 2020 3:35 PM

    🙂 Grenville made a serious misstep when he took up his bat and ball and walked away. When he comes out to ply in 2022/23 he will find that tsulking doesn’t pay 🙂

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    Grenville had a coconut branch for a bat and a tennis ball with which he was trying to play test cricket. He did not sulk off the field. He just realized he was ill equipped to play. He was being embarrassed. He had no answer but to call people who saw his fake claims and called them out “haters” and “cyberbullies”. When others finally tired of his inadequacies and began calling him out HE WISELY EXITED. I am sure he is counting on the notoriously short memories of Barbadians and our tendency to say “cuhdear” to allow him to re-enter the fray at a later date. I bet he will spend no time whatsoever trying to acquire a good kit bag of equipment but shall return with the same coconut bat and tennis ball. Hopefully he will find Malcolm Marshall, Gordon Greenidge and Deandra Dottin waiting to show him up all over again.

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  • i didnt make any charge about price gouging in this thread. in another thread i said they are confirmed reports of price gouging in Bim during the lockdown. what more would you like me to add.

    i got that from a cousin in the country side. she shopped at a village shop and an item that cost 2.35 last week is 3$ now. that is confirmation enuff for me

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  • So based on one report of one item it provoked a cry of price gouging? At a village shop? Seriously?

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  • “who chose Santia to act as PM? was it the PM or a majority of MPs?”

    Ask the Constitution or the Pitbull!🤣🤣

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  • Actually, from $2.35 to $3.00 is not that uncommon in Barbados. Could very well be business as usual. But that aside, I agree with David that one report of one item at one village shop is not enough to provoke a cry of price gouging.

    Please! Be serious! Remember what happened to the boy who cried wolf prematurely!

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  • that was not the only item either. she said overnight almost all the basic items went up. when the shopkeeper was confronted she said you can buy it or go shop elsewhere with a smile

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  • Village shops tend to hike prices based on demand or if an item is scarce. Doesn’t make it right but has been the practice from time in memorial.

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  • Emma Clarke taught at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy in Runcorn
    A teacher has died at the age of 35 after it is believed she contracted Covid-19, the school’s principal has said in a letter to parents.
    Emma Clarke, who taught at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy in Runcorn, Cheshire, died on Thursday after becoming unwell, the school has said.
    In a letter to parents, principal Tony Rawdin described Ms Clarke as “one of those people who everyone liked”.
    She was “a much-loved and gifted member of staff”, he added.
    “She was a brilliant science teacher and very popular with her pupils, not least her Year 11 tutor group, and her colleagues,” said Mr Rawdin.
    He said staff and students would be able to remember Ms Clarke together when the academy reopens.
    Mr Rawdin added: “For now, I speak for everyone connected with the school in saying that we will always remember Emma extremely fondly.”(Quote)

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  • fair enuff. so are you saying that is not price gouging? you know there were earlier reports on gouging, right? i have no first hand knowledge or even second hand of that so i dont want to speak to it. i am sure others can.

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  • Making he point it happens and not related to the curfew necessarily.

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  • @enuff

    Santia was chosen by MAM according to my BLP friends and it has been noted and not gone down all that well. first off she did not attend any of the well known old secondary schools, she was not educated at UWI and does not practice “real law.”

    as there is no constitutional position of deputy PM it exists at the whim of the PM. Freundel did the same as did many Bim PMs. i have real issues with this, a PM and deputy PM should always be in place

    i have to say i think she is a joker. from how she handled the 11 plus and then ending the school term was juvenile. how she vacillated over the closure of the supermarkets was worse.

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  • @Greene

    Who will dare to challenge Mua? Not a boy.

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  • David

    in that u r correct. none of them has the balls so to do. she is not easy to deal with and she has stacked the deck well. it would take a syndicate

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  • The more pertinent question – is the skillset present in the parliamentary group to come close to rivaling her.

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  • man what skillset? she is just a talk ass bird. as a minister she was a failure. look back at her record in education, foreign affairs, and as AG. she is not a policy person. not good at fine details. has no accomplishments as a minister. she is just brand name. i knew her way back when in school debates and she was all bluster. she is still good at that and it hides her many faults.

    but we like it so

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  • You have not answered the question, who do you recommend to be a good challenger for the job.

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  • Greene
    Well there is your answer–the Constitution. So why come on the blog and try to be a whore? Look how long PMs in Bdos and throughout the Caribbean have been appointing acting PMs. Now all of a sudden you’re trying to pelt spaghetti. But you ain’t a Dem, right? Furthermore, haven’t your partner repeatedly belittled UWI degrees and recently praise the one chosen? You soon collapse with nausea from so much spinning. All yuh too dishonest!

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  • @Enuff

    didnt the BLP come to power promising to right all wrongs, to be transparent and promising to enact proper governance reforms?

    i have never and will never hid the fact that i support the DLP over the BLP.

    the rest is throw away nonsense

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  • Greene
    Oh shite, right the wrongs? So a PM appointing an acting PM is a wrong and should be a Cabinet decision? Using this as a basis, who should the PM confer with to appoint and disappoint Ministers? Jesus take de wheel! Nausea mi sey. #donkeylogic

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  • dont you think that if something happens to a PM there should be a clear line of succession?

    that the country would not have to wait until a PM is selected to know who is PM?

    becos it wasnt done before do you think it should always continue that way?

    in fact i believe you should be voting knowing who is likely PM and deputy PM

    where is the other nonsense coming from?

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  • A PM is selected by the parliamentary group not so? Appointing a deputy although the PM in seat preferred means nothing if a PM vacates office outside of process.

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  • David,

    i didnt realise that was a question? should she be challenged?

    i dont get the sense that Santia would command a majority of MPs at the moment and i dont see anyone else with a clear majority either.

    i think Payne could get 5 or so behind him but not the newer people. the others are light weight.

    Marshall for his years in Parliament should be more commanding but he has no presence.
    Bostic’s voice is too high pitched: he and MAM should exchange.

    so no, i see no rivals. but nature abhors a vacuum.

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  • @Greene

    Then it behoves you to hurry back to improve the bench strength of the DLP before 2023…lol.

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  • David

    didnt i say this- in fact i believe you should be voting knowing who is likely PM and deputy PM?

    what i mean by that is every party should go into an election with a named PM and deputy

    if a constitution change is required then do it. we have done so frivolously to get certain people to be senators, havent we?

    what is to stop them from getting together now and choosing a deputy PM

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  • David,

    would i get your support lol

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  • @Greene

    You would have to earn it.

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  • Worth a listen!!

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  • that is fair enuff

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, very well said at 6:48 PM re “A PM is selected by the parliamentary group not so? Appointing a deputy although the PM in seat preferred means nothing if a PM vacates office outside of process.

    The refrain a deputy essential really does NOT apply here!

    @Greene to what avail really in naming a deputy during campaigns…there are all sorts of political sloganeering and imaging that makes that an attractive feature on the trail but as David said in our Westminster system in can make a jot of difference …. the person who commands the respect and support of a majority of MPs is the one to lead in a non-electoral PM departure..

    Writing it into the constitution is totally unnecessary as we do NOT have the immediacy of a power vacuum that can create a major problem as say the lack of a stated deputy in US would cause.

    In short… a solution seeking a problem where there is non really!

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  • By the way, I would think that the model did not factor in extreme measures such as those that have been taken. The revision downwards is likely as a result of such measures. Or to put it another way, if we had continued shaking hands, kissing and hugging, sneezing, coughing and breathing in each other’s faces, did not wear masks and wash our hands frequently, the worst case scenario may very well have occurred.

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  • I see your Looney Tune and raise you a better one!

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  • “Crops rotting in fields. Dairy farmers incentivized to quit for good. Beef/pork processors shutting down. All by design. Spread the word and make sure everyone starts growing food, no matter how small scale — every bit helps.”

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  • “in fact i believe you should be voting knowing who is likely PM and deputy PM.”

    PMs usually have safe seats that they earned, certainty of victory at the polls for the Deputy PM would also be required. Should you know the Ministers and their portfolios too?

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  • Corona World Order

    “Some are suggesting that the current crisis is the end of globalization, or that it will wipe out the New World Order altogether . . . but they are wrong. In fact, this crisis is the globalists’ dream, and what we are witnessing is the birth of a totalitarian control grid the likes of which could scarcely have been imagined before this pandemic panic kicked off. Welcome to the Corona World Order.”

    CorbettReport(DOT)com/coronaworldorder/

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  • Good VIDEO AGAIN MONEY BRAIN
    MAY GOD PROTECT USA FROM DR FALSY AND DR BURP AND THEIR LIES
    GO OUT AND BUY YOUR SCWEPPES FRIENDS
    GOOD ADVICE

    HE MAKES A GOOD POINT

    WILL DR FALSE’S VACCINE BE SUBJECTED TO DOUBLE BLIND CLINICAL TRIALS?
    BUT DR FALSY SAID ONE SHOULD GET DOUBLE BLIND CLINICAL TRIALS FOR A DRUG THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 5O YEARS THAT IS KNOWN TO HAVE A WIDE THERAPEUTIC INDEX

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