Solutions Barbados – Stop Blaming the Public

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Submitted by Grenville Phillips II

We have repeatedly praised PM Mottley’s efforts in calming our nation during this COVID-19 event. We believe that she genuinely cares. That genuineness is evident in her press statements, to the extent that we may feel sympathy for her, for having to deliver bad news to us.

Barbadians are generally obeying her instructions. She says do and we did. We: closed our businesses, stayed away from our churches, did not visit our family and friends, and remained at home. This separation affected our emotional fragile, but we rally around each-other: virtually, on the phone, or across the yard.
Barbadians are generally a compliant people. That was proved with the successful implementation of the seat belt law in 2002. Some complied because of safety, while others feared the $500 fine, but we obeyed. That is why attempting to blame Barbadians for any part of this event is so wrong.
Whenever Governments make mistakes, they automatically blame the last administration. In Barbados, the Government continuously refers to the “lost decade”, in reference to the DLP’s management of the economy. This is an indicator of the number of mistakes that they are making.
No amount of public relations can believably blame the last administration for Government’s mistakes with COVID-19. So, to comply with the number one rule of modern politics (never accept blame), a scapegoat must be found.
The reason for the number one rule, is to prevent opposition parties from using such admissions in political advertisements. Solutions Barbados do not play those dirty games.
When operatives unreasonably attacked the DLP’s Chris Sinckler, UPP’s Lynette Eastmond, and BLP’s Mia Mottely, we defended them with facts. We may be temporary political competitors, but we are foremost, Barbadian brothers and sisters.
The Scapegoat.
But back to the scapegoat. The Government has blamed the public for: panic buying, not adhering to physical distancing, not staying at home, and listening to fake news. We are supposed to believe that Government’s mistakes are somehow our fault.
We are supposed to accept any further disruptions to our lives in silence. Now is not the time to complain – neither is later. Never is the only acceptable time to voice an independent thought.
The complying public should be allowed to express their opinions – without being swarmed by political operatives. We are designed to express our frustration with perceived injustices. Pent-up frustration is emotionally and physically unhealthy, and should never be encouraged by Governments.
Solutions Barbados intends to consistently give our best professional advice, whether it is accepted or not. Our advice to the Government at this time is simply to do what you were elected to do. That includes managing this COVID-19 event to the best of your ability.
What does that mean? It means: using available resources, considering alternate solutions, and stop blaming others for your mistakes.
Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

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  • BU : “ Barbadians are generally a compliant people. That was proved with the successful implementation of the seat belt law in 2002. “

    Dyal_2020 : You are wrong ! Barbadians were a complainant people from centuries ago back in the days of slavery . There were so compliant that all of the “ non compliant “ slaves were distributed to the other Caribbean Islands from the main slave processing center in B’dos , while the “ compliant slaves” the house negro slaves were kept in “ Little England” . That’s why up to this very day the “ compliant people ” still has the smell of “ House negroism” all over them .

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  • Agree the orderly quality which defined Barbados in years gone by does not apply today.

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  • Solutions Barbados Press Release.

    On 9 April 2020, Solutions Barbados held its 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.

    Grenville Phillips II was unanimously re-elected President, to lead Solutions Barbados for another one-year term.

    Between general elections, Solutions Barbados is committed to providing the Government of Barbados with their best professional advice. Since Solutions Barbados was formed in 2017, quality advice was consistently given to both administrations.

    Whether that advice was: accepted, rejected, ignored, or misinterpreted as dissent, it was, and will continue to be consistently given – for the benefit of the public.

    At the next general election, Solutions Barbados is committed to offering competent Candidates to the public, to meaningfully improve the lives of every Barbadian.

    Barbadians must unnecessarily pay excessive taxes, to pay the excess amount of no-bid contracts. They must also be unnecessarily inconvenienced with the poor management of public services.

    Barbadians’ lives can be improved with better managed public services, and the abolition of corrupting no-bid contracts.

    Solutions Barbados

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  • Here our ISO-Taliban is once again in top condition. But wait! Obviously the disease has GP2 in its grip. The Wuhan Plague is said to affect the brain. So GP2 must have lost his most important word: ISO. The word does not appear once in his writing.

    A late Easter miracle. Halleluja!

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  • An unintended consequence of the virus.

    Bridgetown may be purged of rats.

    Politicians are perhaps suffering the same fate.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/starving-angry-and-cannibalistic-americas-rats-are-getting-desperate-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/ar-BB12zO6d?ocid=spartandhp

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  • All reasonable political pundits agree the time has come for Grenville to “show us the money”i.e. the candidates of Solutions Barbados must be known and more active in the public space if the party hopes to grow,

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  • blame the people LOL they are just following the Trudeau and liberal plan . Not the stupid door open policy that Canada had, or how racist we were for not frequenting Chinese restaurants etc no its the peoples fault for not following guidelines they set down to somehow fix problems they initiated. The art of misdirection

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  • Critical Analyzer

    Greenville,

    I like your ideas and spirit but you must realise you are wasting your time on a fruitless endeavour. Your party will never win a single seat in parliament because you are incapable of and are unwilling to play the political game. Furthermore, as long as the other third parties are out there, you all will continue to fight among yourselves over the scraps left by the BLP and DLP.

    Your time and efforts would be better served converting your party into a research based pressure group utilizing your members technical skills to publish trustworthy presentations and research papers into the public sphere the average joe can read.

    Case in point, I found bits and pieces of your presentations on how people currently building homes can ensure their contractors are doing a proper job. You should spend time putting all that research and construction expertise together into a Future Home Owner’s Guide to Robust Construction in Barbados. That alone will help far more people than trying to play politician.

    Then maybe after 10-20 years of doing that and you get a good following and you still want to pursue this futile political party thing, you can have a go at it again.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    Humblest Apologies Grenville for mispelling your name in my last post.

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  • IT IS EASTER TIME! And Grenville Phillips II is demonstrating his penchant for delusions of grandeur! He who thinks that he and his NON solutions Barbados will be the Saviour of Barbados has risen again on BU with one of the most pathetic puerile, pedestrian posts ever!

    Lets seek to understand his mangy missive.

    1- What does the sentence “This separation affected our emotional fragile” mean?

    2- How does the fact that “ the Government continuously refers to the “lost decade”, in reference to the DLP’s management of the economy” demonstrate “an indicator of the number of mistakes that they are making”?

    3- How would the fact that the seeking of a scapegoat by the Government for their mistakes with COVID-19” prevent opposition parties from using such admissions in political advertisements”?

    4- In a piece of attempted sarcasm, Grenville Phillips II, “our arisen would be Saviour” opines that “We are supposed to accept any further disruptions to our lives in silence. Now is not the time to complain – neither is later. Never is the only acceptable time to voice an independent thought.”

    5- He then goes on using his infinite and superior wisdom (and I jest here ) to promise that NON “Solutions Barbados intends to consistently give our best professional advice, whether it is accepted or not.” He suggests that Government should do what they were elected to do, and manage this COVID-19 event to the best of their ability, by using available resources, considering alternate solutions, and stop blaming others for their mistakes.

    6- BUT AS USUAL HE HAS NOT GIVEN US ANY VIABLE SOLUTIONS ….BECAUSE HE HAS NONE! “OUR WOULD BE SAVIOUR HAS ARISEN FROM THE GRAVE WE SENT HIM AWHILE AGO, BUT HE HAS NO MESSAGE AND HAS GIVEN US NO HOPE OF SALVATION FROM THE HELL OF COVID 19, BECAUSE “OUR WOULD BE SAVIOUR, MR NON SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS IS AN INCOMPETENT, INEFFECTIVE, IGNORANT IMBECILE, WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC HEALTH!

    AS THE YOUTH WOULD SAY :”HE NOT SAYING A PANG DENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    A balanced evaluation of the current situation and suggestions for progress as the process of CONVID-19 unfurls in our blessed land.

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  • RE A balanced evaluation of the current situation and suggestions for progress as the process of CONVID-19 unfurls in our blessed land.

    REALLY? ANOTHER PITHY PEDANTIC POST THAT IS ESSENTIALLY A MORONIC MOUTHING THAT ATTEMPTS TO CONTRADICT ME

    PLEASE KINDLY ENUMERATE, LIST AND EXPLAIN ANYTHING THAT IS VIABLE VALID OR VALUABLE IN THE “suggestions for progress as the process of CONVID-19” THAT WERE GIVEN BY OUR NON SOLUTIONS NON SAVIOUR THAT WILL AFFECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH

    CLEARLY TOO YOU ARE A PUBLIC HEALTH ILLITERATE……..SO SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN AND LISTEN WHEN THOSE WHO KNOW ARE SPEAKING

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ G P at 9 : 14 AM

    Easter and the COVID-19 pandemic have provided two opportunities for you to reinvent your concepts of Christianity and your relationships with God and your fellowman. Why are you wasting these opportunities?

    BU is no longer a virtual rum shop. Have you not noticed the paradigm shift?

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  • @ NextParty246 aka GP No.2
    “Solutions Barbados intends to consistently give our best professional advice, whether it is accepted or not. Our advice to the Government at this time is simply to do what you were elected to do. That includes managing this COVID-19 event to the best of your ability.”
    What does that mean? It means: using available resources, considering alternate solutions, and stop blaming others for your mistakes.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Aren’t you the least bit disappointed that the GoB has not invited you (as far as it is known) to sit on that pandemic economic recovery council?

    When an ISO-certified patented liar and technically incompetent person can be chosen over you, what is that saying about you and your SB party’s potential value to national development other than your solutions aren’t worth even what Paddy shot at?

    Even your opposite number GP, the mock doctor in theology, would agree that you have more to offer towards the future survival of Barbados than that Chris Dolos holding a doctorate in Pseudologi he acquired during that “lost decade”.

    Since you cannot learn to lie to the public without having a Christian circumscribed guilt complex at this stage of your political life why not follow the genuinely caring advice proffered @ Critical Analyzer April 14, 2020 7:58 AM
    and leave the political arena for it is certainly not your cup of tea?

    PS: you GP No.2 can easily up your credibility stakes in the national personality game if you were to divert your expertise from that of constructing buildings for hotel accommodation to that of farm buildings and ancillary construction.

    We await your ISO guidelines to good farming practices at the household level.

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  • RE Easter and the COVID-19 pandemic have provided two opportunities for you to reinvent your concepts of Christianity and your relationships with God and your fellowman.

    GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE!
    THE CONCEPTS OF CHRISTIANITY ARE BASED ON THE UNCHANGING WORD OF GOD

    MY concepts of Christianity and MY relationships with God and MY fellowman. ARE BASED ON THE ABOVE, NOT ON THE PITHY MORONIC MOUTHINGS OF AN OBVIOUS BIBLE ILLITERATE OR ON Easter OR the COVID-19 pandemic. SO CUT OUT YOUR STUPID TALK, FOR IT IS MEANINGLESS EXCEPT TO YOU

    the COVID-19 pandemic ONLY MEANS TO ME THAT THE PREDICTIONS GIVEN BY THE LORD JESUS IN THE FIRST PART OF THE OLIVET DISCOURSE ARE TRUE AND CONTINUES TO COME TO PASS

    the COVID-19 pandemic ALSO MEANS TO ME THAT THE PREDICTIONS GIVEN BY .JOHN IN REVELATION 18 ABOUT THE SUDDEN DISRUPTION OF COMMERCE IN THE SPACE OF ONE HOUR, CAN AND WILL OCCUR JUST AS PREDICTED

    he COVID-19 pandemic ALSO MEANS TO ME THAT THE PREDICTIONS ABOUT PLAGUES GIVEN BY .JOHN IN REVELATION 6 WILL SIMILARLY COME TO PASS AS WRITTEN

    RE Why are you wasting these opportunities? WHAT OPPORTUNITIES?
    I SPOKE THE TRUTH NIETHER YOU NOR GP2 HAVE GIVEN ANY VALID SOLUTIONS ABOUT he COVID-19 pandemic

    RE BU is no longer a virtual rum shop. Have you not noticed the paradigm shift?
    YES INDEED WE HAVE MORE MORONS IN THE RUM SHOP THAN IN EARLIER YEARS THAT THINK THEY KNOW BUT KNOWETH NAUGHT. JUST LIKE YOU AND GP2 WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH BUT WHO SEEK TO CONTRADICT

    YOU SHOULD STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW

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  • I have no comment.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ GP

    You are really stuck in the mire. I do not intend to join you. Have an inspiring day.

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  • RE You are really stuck in the mire.

    NO SIR I AM NOT IN THE MIRE
    I AM ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP AS I AWAIT THE RAPTURE OR MY DEATH.
    IN BOTH CASES, I WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY AND PRESENT WITH THE LORD AS IS CLEARLY TAUGHT IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5; PHILIPPIANS 3:20-21, I THESSALONIANS 4:14-18 AND CORINTHIANS 15:51 ET SECQ

    RE Have an inspiring day.
    I AM, AND ENJOYING MYSELF IMMENSELY
    I AM CURRENTLY SETTING UP MY THOUGHTS ON HYDROCHLOROQUINE GIVEN ON BU LAST WEEK IN ORDER TO BE USED IN A POWER POINT PRESENTATION TO BE SENT……………………………..GUESS WHERE?

    I AM ALSO ENJOYING BEATING YOUR BAD BOWLING ALL AROUND THE PLACE
    STICK TO YOUR CALLING SIR LOL LOL

    SOME WILL SOON JOIN YOU

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  • WOW & WOW!!!… Another Spoke in the Globalist Wheel!

    Dr. Rashid A. Buttar

    While I was on the live stream, some incredible news was released. ” In a stunning turn of events, the US Surgeon General Jerome Adams has effectively dumped the Bill Gates/CDC/WHO predictive contagion model and is now working with the real data.” This is unbelievable news. And it is sticking a needle in the overinflated out and out fear mongering balloon that Fauci and Bill Gates have been falsely inflating and propagating.

    The US Surgeon General stated “what the American people need to know now is that we actually have data and so we are tracking that data.” According to the US Surgeon General, the new data suggests that businesses will begin to reopen as early as early May!

    The main stream media will not release this information. So it is up to us to spread this information far and wide. The fake media (which we have ALL seen whether we all admit it or not) will try to discredit this news, minimize it or even demonize it. It is up to us to spread this information far and wide. There is nothing to fear but fear itself. It’s time to stop this ridiculousness and get back to making this world a better place! Pay it forward and pass it on!

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  • One morning the government says “it’s not God’s will to stockpile”, and the next they decide to indefinitely close the supermarkets. Go figure. And then when they suffer reputational problems, they blame the people. Watch for something – the more they blame the people for their failures (like the fiasco of the old age pensioners having to queue in the sun), the more they are fearful of the public’s reaction. Then they blame Trump for having no ventilators claiming he “seized” them – and then they have to apologise for spreading fake news because their claim is untrue. Passing blame to hide their failures.

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  • Looking for scapegoats, everyone knows what they have done for decades, but the balls on them to believe that after so many years of oppression that the people ARE STILL so naive and complacent to believe in or fall for their 1950s style of tricks and scams to slither out of the shite they themselves created….

    …only their dumb fowls have the distinctive MARK of STUPID stamped all over their foreheads..

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  • Poking Holes in Our Umbrella of Protection.
    Barbados’ economy is based on contract arrangements. One party (the contractor) offers a service, and the service’s recipient agrees to pay under agreed terms.
    Stopping a contractor from working is very risky. Courts have awarded costs to contractors, who were unjustifiably stopped from working.
    If the Government stops all contractors from working in Barbados, then each contractor may have a valid financial claim against the hiring party.
    If the contractor is successful, then the hiring party may have a valid claim against the Government, who stopped the work. The public is then exposed to tax increases, to pay for successful contractor claims.
    Force Majeure.
    Exceptional unforeseen events can prevent a party from working. If that event is beyond the responsibility and control of the party, it can be called a Force Majeure event.
    Typical Force Majeure events include: wars, riots, toxic spills, and natural catastrophes. These events can prevent a contractor from working for the duration of the impact.
    The COVID-19 State of Emergency mandated that all construction work must stop. The lone exemption was the Quarantine and Isolation centre at Harrison Point.
    In a fair contract, a Force Majeure event gives both parties the confidence of stopping and resuming work, with no financial penalties. That is because no one is at fault. Such contracts prevent contractors from financially benefitting from national disasters.
    Barbados’ COVID-19 State of Emergency may be classified as a Force Majeure event, which should protect: contractors, the hiring party, the Government, and the public. No one should be penalised, and no one should benefit, because we are all in the same position.
    Our national protection appeared to be compromised, when the Government reportedly allowed the contractors at the Airport to resume working, before other contractors. Suddenly, we were not all in this together. The reason given is gravely concerning.
    The Government claimed that stopping the work “would have triggered a force majeure breach of the contract”. What type of contract is the Government using?
    Is having a Force Majeure breach not in the public’s best interest? Does allowing the airport contractor to work, while others are forbidden, not weaken the argument that COVID-19 is a Force Majeure event that protects us all?
    Does this resumption not entitle contractors to costs that they would not be entitled to in a Force Majeure event? Are we all now exposed to tax increases to pay for unnecessary contractor claims?
    Safe and Stable Sites.
    We unsuccessfully pleaded with the Government, to allow all contractors no more than 2 days to put their sites in a safe and stable condition. This is critical to mitigate Force Majeure events.
    If such mitigation measures are not allowed, contractors may be entitled to the additional costs of repairing any damaged work, that was not allowed to be made stable. To protect us all, the Government is strongly urged to critically review the advice it is receiving, and reverse course with dispatch.
    Let me disclose that I am not a lawyer. However, I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and have resolved many construction contract claims and disputes over the past 20 years, to the satisfaction of both parties. This includes claims of Force Majeure.
    Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

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  • I repeat, no comment. Those who have eyes……

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  • A World Heath Organization official said that she suspected human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus “right from the start,” a claim that runs counter to the guidance that the organization was giving to the rest of the world during the early moments of the pandemic.

    “Right from the start, from the first notification we received on the 31st of December, given that this was a cluster of pneumonia — I’m a MERS specialist, so my background is in coronaviruses and influenza — so I immediately thought, given that this is a respiratory pathogen, that of course there may be human-to-human transmission,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said Monday during a WHO press briefing.

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  • I hope the “Recovery Committee” our MP appoints will include some ‘doers’ and not just a collection of old /past politicians. economists/ etc….. spouting financial advice on Borrowing, depending on Grants, juggling money and the like ie: begging big countries for ‘an ease’ and help!!!

    The whole world will be affected and many will be looking out for Number One first!

    We need to invest in our PRODUCTION SECTOR…… sadly, an aspect we have kept on the back-burner for many years under both D & B.

    But we will have little choice if we are to claw our way back….. sorry to say, but Tourism will be a medium to long term option…. we need to encourage and ramp-up out investment in areas like Agriculture, Manufacturing, … even Entertainment ….. and others, as our capacity to earn foreign exchange will be LOW due to the demise of Tourism.

    Eat local, buy local, support local …. should be our motto going forward!!! For the next couple years, forego the shopping trips to Miami, the Cruises, the fancy cars, the bling, etc.!!!

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  • MoneyB…China lied its ass off from Day 1, blamed US army for the outbreak, if the media is accurate, got their asses sued, the UK threatened to sue them for hundred of billions for infecting everyone, now the lying rats are trying to shift the blame to Africans for the plague they started, although they know they are the ones responsible for the outbreak and tens of thousands of deaths, so far, they are trying to pretend they are innocent.

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  • Looks like testing is of no use and no possibility of a vaccine!!

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  • Trump made a threat to WHO and he made good on it
    One that i agree with

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  • were the supermarkets opened today?

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  • john2
    April 14, 2020 10:12 PM

    were the supermarkets opened today?

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

    IMart

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  •  U.S. Congress Appropriations Committee Hearing ~ 
    RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT,
    TESTING, AND EVALUATION OF
    SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

    Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office
    Reposted on the Internet by the PhilFam Committee
    22 June 1998

    NOTE: The document below (designated as “Part 5”) is a true copy of the transcript of the July 1, 1969 testimony of Dr. Donald MacArthur — a high-level Defense Department biological research administrator — before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Department of Defense. For those who hold the theory that AIDS is the result of a U.S. biological weapons program, this testimony is a smoking gun. MacArthur was then Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering. Congress approved the appropriation for the program.

     

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

    APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1970

    HEARINGS
    BEFORE A
    SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
    COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    NINETY-FIRST CONGRESS

    FIRST SESSION

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS

    GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman

    ROBERT L.F. SIKES, Florida
    JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi
    GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama
    DANIEL J. FLOOD, Arizona
    JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia
    JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York
    FRANK E. EVANS, ColoradoGLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California
    WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio
    JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona
    GLENN R. DAVIS, WisconsinR. L. MICHAELS, RALPH PRESTON, JOHN GARRETT, PETER MURPHY, ROBERT NICHOLAS
    AND ROBERT FOSTER, Staff Assistants_______________
      * Temporarily assigned. H.B. 15090

    PART 5

    RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION

    Department of the Army

    Statement of Director, Advanced Research Project Agency
    Statement of Director, Defense Research and Engineering

    Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
    WASHINGTON : 1969
    UNITED STATES SENATE LIBRARY

     

    129TUESDAY, JULY 1, 1969

    agents that we have ever considered. So, we have to believe they are
    probably working in the same areas.

    SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

          There are two things about the biological agent field I would like
    to mention. One is the possibility of technological surprise. Molecular
    biology is a field that is advancing very rapidly and eminent biologists
    believe that within a period of 5 to 10 years it would be possible to
    produce a synthetic biological agent, an agent that does not naturally
    exist and for which no natural immunity could have been acquired. 
          MR. SIKES. Are we doing any work in that field? 
          DR. MACARTHUR. We are not. 
          MR. SIKES. Why not? Lack of money or lack of interest? 
          DR. MACARTHUR. Certainly not lack of interest. 
          MR. SIKES. Would you provide for our records information on what
    would be required, what the advantages of such a program would be,
    the time and the cost involved? 
          DR. MACARTHUR. We will be very happy to. 
          (The information follows:)

          The dramatic progress being made in the field of molecular biology led us to
    investigate the relevance of this field of science to biological warfare. A small group of experts considered this matter and provided the following observa- tions: 
          1. All biological agents up the the present time are representatives of naturally
    occurring disease, and are thus known by scientists throughout the world. They
    are easily available to qualified scientists for research, either for offensive or
    defensive purposes. 
          2. Within the next 5 to 10 years, it would probably be possible to make a new
    infective microorganism which could differ in certain important aspects from
    any known disease-causing organisms. Most important of these is that it might
    be refractory to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we
    depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease. 
          3. A research program to explore the feasibility of this could be completed
    in approximately 5 years at a total cost of $10 million. 
          4. It would be very difficult to establish such a program. Molecular biology
    is a relatively new science. There are not many highly competent scientists in the
    field. Almost all are in university laboratories, and they are generally adequately
    supported from sources other than DOD. However, it was considered possible
    to initiate an adequate program through the National Academy of Sciences –
    National Research Council (NAS-NRC). 
          The matter was discussed with the NAS-NRC, and tentative plans were plans were made
    to initiate the program. However decreasing funds in CB, growing criticism
    of the CB program, and our reluctance to involve the NAS-NRC in such a con-
    troversial endeavor have led us to postpone it for the past 2 years. 
          It is a highly controversial issue and there are many who believe such
    research should not be undertaken lest it lead to yet another method of massive
    killing of large populations. On the other hand, without the sure scientific
    knowledge that such a weapon is possible, and an understanding of the ways it
    could be done, there is little that can be done to devise defensive measures.
    Should an enemy develop it, there is little doubt that this is an important area
    of potential military technological inferiority in which there is no adequate
    research program.

    CROSS-COUNTRY SHIPMENT OF LETHAL AGENTS

          MR. SIKES. Now, let’s talk about shipments. There has been a great
    deal of discussion–most of it hostile–about the proposal to ship cer-
    tain stocks of nerve gas across coutry for transporting to a deep 

    Further research on the origins of HIV: US Congressional hearings on Synthetic Biological Agents (US Government Printing Office);   Pentagon AIDS and Why Governments Are Covering-up Gulf War Syndrome by David Guyatt;  AIDS as a Weapon of War by Dr. William Douglass;   “Emerging Viruses — AIDS & Ebola” by Dr. Leonard Horowitz;   Conférence Horowitz à Paris sur l’origine des VIH (Info SIDA Québec);   Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat Assessments by the Federation of American Scientists.

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  • China was accusing US of releasing the plague in China, other countries accused China as the real culprit, everyone was watching the back and forth to see where it will end UNTIL China saw they were losing the war of words and decided to …who is surprised….PIN THE PLAGUE ON AFRICANS…..targeting them while having a large population of chinese in Africa, BAD KARMA, since we are not our FOREPARENTS…….that is all that was needed for us to CONFIRM that the PLAGUE BELONGS TO CHINA and they do not want to own it, don’t know how the infections started but they will not get away with this…no one will allow them..

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  • Verla Depezia comments today were on target as she questioned the audacity of govt inferring that those questioning govt measures were causing division
    Glad Verla saw the necessity to put govt in its place because govt by sleath would eventually lead to eroding of peoples freedoms

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  • Just read the statement issu3d by the head of the EC central bank Governor. Many of the items Barbados have checked off as well. The question if we look forward is what next.

    https://stluciatimes.com/statement-by-eccb-governor-on-the-covid-19-pandemic/

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  • According to Fowl Enuff…..only who HAVE EYES TO SEE and the intelligence TO KNOW……can SEE WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON……those who are SLAVEMINDED and SLOW…read the FOWLS…….will be the ones to suffer the most.

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  • @ Rick ross300 April 15, 2020 1:28 AM

    J. Craig Venter Of Venter Institute, is one of leading pioneers in the field of synthetic biological agents. Indeed, he was the first researcher to create a synthetic organism. He was ostensibly looking for organisms to mine nickel from the sea-bed and the manufacture of other medicines. The realm of molecular biology is relative new. It got its start in the 1920’s when the British bacteriologist Griffths discovered that bacteria were competent(could take up DNA) from other microbes. The causative mechanism was not known (DNA) at the time. It was left to the American Avery in the 1940’s to show that DNA was the causative agent. The structure of DNA was discovered by Watson and Crick based on the X-ray diffraction radio-photomicrographs developed by X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklyn. In973, Cohen and others discovered a method using competent bacteria, of inserting novel DNA material into a receptor organism. At the time of the memo, synthetic biology was a thing of the future.

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  • ksApril 14, 2020 5:49 PM

    I hope the “Recovery Committee” our MP appoints will include some ‘doers’ and not just a collection of old /past politicians. economists/ etc….. spouting financial advice on Borrowing, depending on Grants, juggling money and the like ie: begging big countries for ‘an ease’ and help!!!

    The whole world will be affected and many will be looking out for Number One first!

    We need to invest in our PRODUCTION SECTOR…… sadly, an aspect we have kept on the back-burner for many years under both D & B.

    But we will have little choice if we are to claw our way back….. sorry to say, but Tourism will be a medium to long term option…. we need to encourage and ramp-up out investment in areas like Agriculture, Manufacturing, … even Entertainment ….. and others, as our capacity to earn foreign exchange will be LOW due to the demise of Tourism.

    Eat local, buy local, support local …. should be our motto going forward!!! For the next couple years, forego the shopping trips to Miami, the Cruises, the fancy cars, the bling, etc.!!!

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

    A trustworthy government would be able to marshal the troops to, in the words of Captain Picard (Star Trek) “make it so”.

    It is now or never for us. Getting back to basics will cure all of what ails us. I too am tired of the begging and borrowing mentality. This dependency syndrome just digs us deeper in a hole. How can we respect ourselves and be truly free when we approach the former colonizers on our knees with a begging bowl in our hands? How will the world respect black man (black countries) until he can stand on his own two feet.

    The old people had a saying that I have not heard for ages, ” A man is a man if he only has one pants.” We must learn to wear our one pants and hold our heads up high like a man.

    I said for a while that it would take an event of catastrophic proportions to cause us to reset. I was thinking of a weather event but this virus is rather more than I expected because one does not know when the end will come. It may remain a threat for a lot longer than any hurricane.

    Bush Tea said a few years ago that we should stop looking for reparations and get together to get the job done. I thought about it and realized he was right. It is possible with the right attitude. That attitude entails being in it for the long haul and passing the baton to our children. Instant gratification should be a thing of the past. Our grandparents understood this. They wanted to build something better for their children but we lost our way. From here on it must be all about leaving our country better off than it was when we started. A total overhaul takes time and effort.

    NO MORE TINKERING!

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  • @ Donna April 15, 2020 9:57 PM

    A nice contribution, thank you!

    Three observations:

    Do you really believe that the decision makers and society (which has to implement the decisions) will change? Weren’t there often enough good reasons to change course? I only say 2008, 2013, 2018, we always get the same thing: even higher taxes, even higher government spending on bureaucracy, even more controls and regulation, even more cruise ships to artificially boost tourist numbers.

    We have had 0 percent economic growth for 12 years. With prices rising, that’s a 30-40% loss of prosperity. This year we are suffering an economic contraction of at least 10 percent. If we take the experience of the 2008 crisis as a basis, we will not catch up for 10 years. With the further loss of prosperity due to rising prices, we will be as poor at the end of the decade as we were in 1980. Half a century for nothing.

    The agricultural transformation will be just another great pipe dream. Wait and see. Wily would say: In the six months they’ll pour out millions in subsidies. Then some laymen let some test balloons go up in the air. After that test comes the big void. After six months, it’s all forgotten. Do you bet against it?

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  • This edition of the Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin focuses on the evolving economic and human consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak for countries in the Caribbean region. Our team of economists based in countries across the region has been working to assess the situation and advise senior management of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and stakeholders from member countries about the potential implications of the shock, as well as policy responses best suited to mitigate its effects. First and foremost, the focus is on reducing the human impact of the crisis. Lives are at stake, but that said, so are livelihoods. As a result, it is important to try to understand the economic forces at work in order to think through appropriate policy responses.


    Page 21 deals with Barbados
    https://publications.iadb.org/publications/english/document/Caribbean_Quarterly_Bulletin_Volume_9_Issue_1_April_2020.pdf

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  • @Rick ross300 April 15, 2020 8:08 PM

    No other race has to resort to bio-weapons to destroy blacks. You seem fixated on blaming other races for the predicament of blacks. It is warping your ability to analyze things in a logical way. I suggest that you spend some time in self-introspection.

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  • @ Donna April 15, 2020 9:57 PM
    “The old people had a saying that I have not heard for ages, ” A man is a man if he only has one pants.” We must learn to wear our one pants and hold our heads up high like a man.
    I said for a while that it would take an event of catastrophic proportions to cause us to reset. I was thinking of a weather event but this virus is rather more than I expected because one does not know when the end will come. It may remain a threat for a lot longer than any hurricane.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We must follow Tron’s lead and proudly admit that your above contribution is nothing but sterling.

    This crisis provides the perfect opportunity to reset the clock of black economic enfranchisement to turn Marcus Garvey’s dreams, at least, into a semblance of reality and not continue with the current nightmare of economic slavery.

    This challenge of cultural and economic liberation, though, ought to be led by the black woman the matriarch of the lost tribe in the Diaspora and the emerging pride of roaring lionesses of the world like you and the “Silly Woman”.

    The Well, well WURA-war-on-U heroine has already joined that small pack of Nubian liberators.

    “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” ~ Marcus Garvey

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  • “Bush Tea said a few years ago that we should stop looking for reparations and get together to get the job done.”

    Reparations should only have been used more as a symbolic tool to REMIND the colonial criminals DAILY that it will never be allowed to happen again, their 400 years of crimes against Africa and the descended WAS AT AN END….but, of course the greedy small time leaders with their paper mentality were running after trillions of dollars which did not stop cousin Boris nor the greedy Chinese from setting their wicked, covetous, envious eyes on Africa AGAIN FOR RECOLONIZATION and massive thefts of resources…nor on the Caribbean either…for slave labor…

    the problems lay within the empty souls of the stupid small island leaders since they never saw any of this coming due to their FIXATION WITH REPARATIONS IN THE FORM OF PAPER…

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  • When ya hear the frauds talking about european descended abolitionists, don’t believe the lies, they were very, very few of them but ALL BENEFITED FROM THE SLAVE TRADE, the truth was bound to come out one day.

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/apr/16/scotland-guyana-past-abolitionists-slavery-caribbean?fbclid=IwAR2aprt5Bh485WQE-jYbJeQkzPxb9qENL88TY1tHUNxKfkcK1GfGbVuUeTo

    Scots have been portrayed as abolitionists, reformers and liberal champions, so David Livingstone is remembered fondly, as is Scotland’s role in abolition, while the slave-owning firms of Sandbach Tinne, John Gladstone, HD and JE Baillie, CW&F Shand, Reid Irving and others are referred to euphemistically as “West Indian merchants

    Unlike in Liverpool, Bristol or London, there is little acknowledgment in Glasgow of public buildings funded by the slave trade. Buchanan Street, Glassford Street and Ingram Street are named after notorious slavers, but there is no mention of this in the city’s history.

    Highlanders also have the dubious accolade of pioneering the first shiploads of Indian indentured labourers to Guyana shortly after the abolition of slavery. John Gladstone (a Guyanese planter and father of the future British prime minister, who received £106,769 in compensation, the equivalent of about £9m today) wrote to Francis Mackenzie Gillanders of Gillanders, Arbuthnot & Co in Calcutta, requesting a new source of cheap and easily controlled labour.

    Gillanders had already sent Indians to Mauritius under five-year contracts and was keen to fulfil Gladstone’s request. He perceived no difficulty with the new recruits, declaring they have “few wants beyond eating, sleeping and drinking”, referring to the “hill coolies of India” as “more akin to the monkey than the man”, unaware of “the place they agree to go to or the voyage they are undertaking”.

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    The arrival of the ships Whitby and Hesperus in Guyana in 1838 would herald the movement of more than half a million Indians to the Caribbean to work under overseers in the sweltering plantations, until the end of the practice in 1917.”.

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  • This is one reason to never trust your Caribbean leaders, they are so weak and useless.

    Those who WANT TO FORGET THE PAST ARE DOOMED TO BE VICTIMS AND ENSLAVED AGAIN…..more fool you..

    Never forget that from 1948 to 2015, i believe that is about 70 years, the Windrush victims from every Caribbean island were unknowingly USED to pay off this debt to the banksters who gave UK the loan to pay off slave masters for enslaving their ancestors…insult and disrespect added to injury and crimes against humanity. It all had to come out in the wash. Then had the goddamn balls to deport the people they used, criminalize them, made them homeless, many died from the brutality and they nonchalantly started the crimes against humanity all over again…and they are not done yet..

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/29/slavery-abolition-compensation-when-will-britain-face-up-to-its-crimes-against-humanity

    “Today, 1835 feels so long ago; so far away. But if you are a British taxpayer, what happened in that quiet room affects you directly. Your taxes were used to pay off the loan, and the payments only ended in 2015. Generations of Britons have been implicated in a legacy of financial support for one of the world’s most egregious crimes against humanity.

    The fact that you, and your parents, and their parents in turn, may have been paying for a huge slave-owner compensation package from the 1830s only came to public attention last month. The revelation came on 9 February, in the form of a tweet by HM Treasury: “Here’s today’s surprising #FridayFact. Millions of you have helped end the slave trade through your taxes. Did you know? In 1833, Britain used £20 million, 40% of its national budget, to buy freedom for all slaves in the Empire. The amount of money borrowed for the Slavery Abolition Act was so large that it wasn’t paid off until 2015. Which means that living British citizens helped pay to end the slave trade.”

    The tweet, which the Treasury says was prompted by a Freedom of Information Act request submitted in January, generated a storm of anger and crowdsourced corrections. First, the British slave trade was not abolished in 1833, but in 1807. Second, slavery was not abolished in all parts of the British empire in 1833. The new law applied to the British Caribbean islands, Mauritius and the Cape Colony, in today’s South Africa, but not to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) or British India, for instance. Third, no freedom was “bought” for plantation slaves in 1833, as the enslaved were compelled to work in unfreedom, without pay and under the constant threat of punishment, until 1838. Most importantly, the Treasury’s tweet did not mention that generations of British taxpayers had been paying off a loan that had been used to compensate slave owners, rather than slaves.”

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  • It’s Working.
    The linear trend of 20 new COVID-19 cases each week has been broken, as shown in the graph. We appear to be on a new, more manageable trend of about 8 weekly cases.
    Ideally, the two-week shut-down should have identified all infected persons in Barbados, with all of them undergoing treatment. However, keeping our ports open to travellers is not part of an ideal plan.
    Fortunately, the Government finally listened to reason, and instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travellers. Unfortunately, it was, and continues to be implemented, as badly as could be imagined.
    For some insane reason, people can self-quarantine at home, and infect their friends and family. If the traveller gets sick, it is only then that they are tested for the virus. If they are found to be infected, then everyone who met them are traced.
    Why keep rejecting the option of testing the traveller when they arrive, and isolating only the infected persons until they are better?
    Critical Analysis.

    Covid 19 Cases in Barbados Covid 19 Cases in Barbados

    An analysis of the graph shows no change in the linear trend due to the contract tracing, or the mandatory quarantine. So why did the number of new cases decline? We seem to have simply run out of fuel – there were significantly fewer persons arriving to infect us.
    If we continue with the current arrangement after the major airlines resume flying to Barbados, then we will certainly get more cases. Are we then supposed to be on lock-down indefinitely? What is the Government’s plan?
    When we started getting 20 new COVID-19 cases each week, the Government insisted that our borders must remain open to travellers, and that people must be allowed to enter unrestricted. When a reporter bravely asked why, the response was that we were simply following the WHO’s instructions.
    That answer reveals the root cause of most of Barbados’ problems. Namely, the government’s rejection of critical analysis.
    The WTO recommend not closing land-type borders, where people can easily find a way around the official points of entry. It is easier to trace people through the official entry points, than to have them enter the country undetected.
    Barbados does not have a problem of people entering undetected. Therefore, the WHO’s advice, that we unquestioningly obeyed as if it was an infallible command, was not relevant to us at all.
    Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

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  • Vincent Codrington

    The decision not to test every arriving passenger was based on the scarcity and reliability of the test kits. The strategy of testing only after suspected symptoms is rational and cost effective.

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  • Is there a Solutions Barbados health spokesman?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Hal Austin at 9 : 42 AM

    Nuff keyboard comments ensure the viability of the Blog. Nuff comments assist the process of the development of turd parties. Wuh Loss!!

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  • It is STANNING HOME!!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Kudos to Mr Phllips…he has crystallized the WHO’s travel advisory quite ‘pellucidly’ … as my English teacher would have said

    It’s been noted on other blogs that the WHO standard verbiage disapproving travel restrictions left them open to too much second guessing …but if they framed it as succinctly as he has done then it’s clear.

    “The WTO recommend not closing land-type borders, where people can easily find a way AROUND the official points of entry. It is easier to trace people through the official entry points, than to have them enter the country undetected.”

    And he then banged home his point that it DID NOT APPLY to Barbados!

    Wisdom can be determined as carefully following your ‘doctor’s guidance on health matters’ but it’s clearly unwise and detrimental to your well being to follow guidance which is counter-factual to your UNDERLYING health issues!

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  • @ David April 17, 2020 8:24 AM

    According to the graph contact tracing started on the 20th. March. This is at odds with the claim made by the authorities who wanted persons to contact them, who had entered the island between 15 th.-22 nd. March 2020. Going by the graph, there is a-five day period when no tracing was done. This is at odds with the explanation put out by government,( wanting persons to contact it who fitted the time slot mentioned ) that it only wanted to check on them to see how they were doing.. It would seem that, it is the persons who fit the five-day slot who are causing a problem.

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  • Correction :The period is less than five days could be about 2-3 days

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  • Where I live.

    “Ontario health officials have confirmed 564 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, along with 55 new deaths, the highest daily case increase and death toll reported since the outbreak began.

    The province reported 514 new cases on Thursday and 494 new cases on Wednesday.

    Friday’s announcement exceeds the previous record high daily case increase by 14 cases and is higher by four than the previously daily record increase in deaths ̶ the 51 lives lost on Wednesday.”

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  • @Dr. Lucas

    The explanation given was that the authorities out of caution wanted to backtrack one week to cover off incoming traffic before testing started.

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  • @ David April 17, 2020 2:23 PM

    The salient point is if the relevant persons had to self isolate. If self isolation was done, given the fact that there seems to have been breaches( in the self-isolation) ,in the latter case problems must arise.

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  • Piece the Legend

    You mean that this man who was all up in people Bedroom Internet Travails get invite back here to Barbados Underground?

    And why is that?

    Mugabe and he troupe of gallivanting moneys realize that with the economy in shambles when 2023 rolls around SHE GOING LOSS REAL SEATS.

    So, in order to sow confusion IN ADDITION TO HIRING STINK LIAR TO THE BLP to destroy the DLP comeback, she has instructed the Minister of Disinformation to Invite Back Grenville the Taliban Man to the BU and dilute the 3rd party resurgence that WILL COME!!!

    Have you got no shame Granville?

    You said that you were done with Barbados Underground!!!

    You mean that de ole man got to come back and drive a few big stakes in you vampire political existence???

    Go home and rest your Taliban behind man

    Return of the Bedroom Policeman!!!

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  • Piece the Legend

    Bedroom Policeman, DpD mentions your underlying health issues.

    I think that you need to isolate yourself immediately in your bedroom AND TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER!!!

    Remember how de doctor told you dat you had 3 weeks to live???

    Well de ole man here to tell you that de WHO says dat de Virus can come through “contact with computer keys” so de ole man recommends that you quarantine youself from your cuntputer and ONLY RETURN when de ole man text you

    NOT BEFORE,

    Legend (soon to be Prophet if Tron give me de all clear) going send you an email telling you to come back to BU ok???

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  • Vincent Codrington

    Piece the Legend

    Welcome back! We missed you real bad. I was beginning to believe that you broke the curfew and went to the Cheapside Market , like John A., and were put under compulsory Lock Down at HMP.

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  • TronApril 15, 2020 11:09 PM

    @ Donna April 15, 2020 9:57 PM

    A nice contribution, thank you!

    Three observations:

    Do you really believe that the decision makers and society (which has to implement the decisions) will change? Weren’t there often enough good reasons to change course? I only say 2008, 2013, 2018, we always get the same thing: even higher taxes, even higher government spending on bureaucracy, even more controls and regulation, even more cruise ships to artificially boost tourist numbers.

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

    Do not try to slip any wholesale right wing agenda by me. I am all about balance. There must be government, taxes, spending on bureaucracy, controls and regulations. We must constantly access and adjust as needed to maintain balance.

    PS. As you can see I see no real need for “even more cruise ships to artificially boost tourist numbers”.

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  • @ David April 17, 2020 8:24 AM

    I am pleased that the ISO-Taliban is joining the government line. We have no domestic problem with the Wuhan plague, only an imported problem. By the end of the month, the nightmare could be over.

    The ISO-Taliban has correctly recognized that the government needs a plan for the time after that. It basically has three options.

    First, to put permanent immigrants in a two-week quarantine. This will totally kill tourism and the economy and will drag us into the abyss.

    Second, back to phase one. We risk a second wave of the Wuhan plague.

    Or thirdly, a new, intelligent and selective solution: all arrivals are subjected to a rapid corona test before they are allowed to enter. Suspect cases are isolated. Those who pass the rapid test will be allowed to proceed to the party at Sandy Lane beach. Chinese people and people with a Chinese immigration background are not allowed to enter the island anymore because of the highest risk. This also applies to Chinese diplomats, business people and half-Chinese. So our leader has to find a new director for social media. I suggest Piece THE PROPHET.

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  • Correction to totion 1:

    “to put any immigrants in a two-week quarantine”

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  • Piece the Legend

    heheheheheheheheh Tron ye olde Sexton & Comedian Exemplaire.

    Dem is only going believe that you are consorting with Piece

    Thank you for the name change

    As soon as de granson gets time and creates the right graphic de ole man gin change it

    Man you dun know that the whole Rented Cabal (there are 7 pun BU now) going go wild with that

    heheheheheheheheh

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  • A few issues to note in today’s media:

    -a promise by the BCCI more businesses will be reopening from tomorrow
    -S&P has held Barbados rating steady
    -wayside vendors to be given more space off what was known as the Spring Garden highway
    -WHO Director General praised Mottley and government for lead role fighting Covid pandemic
    -Massy Warrens and Popular supermarkets report Day3 of shopping by letter of name went smoothly with less wait time

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  • Lawd…alyuh famous Enuff….look at all the names being called on FB, ah far behind, did not know FB now has over 5 BILLION USERS….wuh that makes all these names more famous than some world presidents…the plague don’t want a thing with yall..apparently now the CCJ has been appraised that it was NOT a family dispute as the SETUP was labeled, but a well organized CARTEL criminal theft…wuhloss, glad Enuff i don’t know any of yall…ya have to be put on WATCH LISTS worldwide, alyuh way too DANGEROUS to be allowed to run around loose anymore …ya need ya own WORLDWIDE CURFEW….ya can guarantee everyone is watching and reading…don’t come around anyone BEGGING FOR VOTES…lol

    “Jackie Stewart
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    PLEASE READ WHILE CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN GOING ON BARBADOS CORRUPT ELITE INCLUDING THE PRIMINISTER HAS BEEN TRYING TO MOVE A BILLION DOLLAR KINGSLAND FAMILY TRUST FUND THAT THEY ALL STOLE

    WILL BE LIVE ON THIS LATER .

    I am a beneficiary along with my brother and sister John Knox and Kathleen Davis in my mother Marjorie Ilma Knox’s estate which includes her interest in our $1 billion family trust company Kingsland Estates Limited.

    Our mother died penniless in 2017 in the USA having being granted US Citizenship. She fled her Barbados home in 2008 at the age of 86 years after she and her children received death and other frightening threats, were defamed and severely victimized.

    We borrowed the money to fight for our rights through Peter Allard who took a mortgage on our mother’s shares in her family trust company and our own home in Barbados as collateral. The mortgages were drawn and prepared by Clarke Gittens & Farmer, David Gittens QC.

    The Kingsland Estates Limited Family Trust Company matter has NEVER been a family dispute as has been falsely alleged in various courts inside and outside of Barbados including the Caribbean Court of Justice! It is blatant transnational organized crime/racketeering, money laundering, land fraud and corruption!

    This matter involves tens of millions of dollars being laundered through numerous lawyers and “professionals” in various jurisdictions some via my trusting sister a citizen of the United States of America.

    The senior Barbados counsel familiar with this matter to whom questions should be directed include Henry Forde QC, Alair Shepherd QC, Trevor Carmichael QC, Peter Evelyn QC, David Simmons QC, Philip Greaves QC, David Gittens QC, Stephen Farmer QC, Barry Gale QC, Elneth Kentish QC, Clyde Turney QC now deceased. Numerous professionals from Britain, the USA and Canada are also well aware of the details relating to this matter including Tom Klein CPA, New York, USA. Also taking responsibility for the ongoing Andefan 1993 court case in which all of our family trust assets were frozen are the Directors of Bannatyne Investments Limited.

    Details relating to this criminal racket and conspiracy were communicated by email to the CCJ Registry: Mr. Nandlal Hardial; Court Registry Supervisor among numerous others.

    In 1992 the Barbados Government granted permission to rezone all of the more than 1,040 acres of our family trust company lands from agriculture to development to a company called Thornbrook International Consultants Barbados Limited whose directors include David Gittens QC, Stephen Farmer QC and Brian Edward Turner (Canada) as part of a takeover bid by SBG Development Limited whose principals include David Simmons QC & Peter Simmons deceased (Attorney General and subsequently Chief Justice & High Commissioner to Britain respectively), Glyne Bannister and Philip Greaves QC (Deputy Prime Minister at that time).

    Thornbrook was formed in the 1980’s just prior to the sale of a large tract of valuable, prime development Family Trust Company land on Fort George to the Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society for 50 cents per square foot.

    In 1993 the Barbados Court granted a secret freezing order on all of our Family Trust property in favour of a company called Andefan Holding Limited (USA principals) which has an ongoing case in the Barbados courts since 1993, 27 years!

    Over several years the Barbados Government acquired large tracts of family trust land valued in excess of $22 million and never paid our family trust company for the acquisitions. The proceeds from these acquisitions was to have been for the benefit of SBG.

    Neither the rezoning of the land from agriculture for development nor the fact that there has been a Court granted freezing order on all of the family trust company lands since 1993 has been declared in any “Audits” prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers auditors for the family trust company whose legal representative is Barry Gale QC.

    The details of the money owed by the Government to the family trust company was also never declared.

    In fact, in spite of the various excessively delayed Barbados Court decisions and cases being tied up in court for more than 27 years the trust lands are being ILLEGALLY stripped and sold off at a fraction of their value. The lawyers responsible for drawing the fraudulent conveyances are none other that Clarke Gittens & Farmer i.e. David Gittens and Stephen Farmer of Thornbrook who are purporting now to represent the family trust company. The lands being illegally stripped include the lands on which the new Kooyman hardware store is located, Adams Castle Plantation (ask Barry Gale QC), 2 acres beachfront on Maxwell Coast Road (ask Barry Gale QC) among other large tracts of family trust land.

    The recent court case which was heard by the CCJ relates to the fraudulent stripping of the various assets belonging to our family trust company and the purported “dividends” due to our mother’s estate which the Barbados court has ordered garnished, the same court which granted the 1993 secret freezing order on all of the family trust lands.

    Some of the numerous Barbados court judges and Barbados Court of Appeal judges responsible for the excessive delays and painful oppression my family continues to endure in the Barbados court include Sandra Mason QC, Andrew Burgess and Marston Gibson.

    ALL OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY SHAREHOLDERS DIED IN POVERTY!

    WHERE HAVE THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE STRIPPING/FLIPPING AND DEVELOPMENT OF OUR FAMILY TRUST LANDS GONE????????!!!!!!

    Ask CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and the numerous other international banks involved.

    Jane Goddard”

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  • Exclusive: BME nurses ‘feel targeted’ to work on Covid-19 wards

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    The Covid-19 outbreak is putting a stark lens on the inequalities faced by nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, according to a diversity lead who warned that despite giving their lives to care for others, BME staff were being treated of a lesser value.

    In an interview with Nursing Times, Carol Cooper, head of equality, diversity and human rights at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, said BME nurses and healthcare assistants felt they were being picked to work on coronavirus wards more so than their white colleagues.

    “BME staff feel that they are being put on Covid wards over and above their colleagues”

    Carol Cooper

    Her comments come amid concerns that health and care professionals from BME backgrounds are overrepresented in the mortality figures from Covid-19.

    “BME staff feel that they are being put on Covid wards and exposed to patients with Covid over and above their colleagues,” said Ms Cooper, who won Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards 2019.

    https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/coronavirus/exclusive-bme-nurses-feel-targeted-to-work-on-covid-19-wards-17-04-2020/

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