Showdown with Doctors

It is outrageous the government and the management at QEH are more concerned with hiding their embarrassment than with making sure that the hospital is safe.
From a government that promised transparency, it seems that they are stuck in the same old culture of secrecy  which is the ideal environment for corruption, leads to the deterioration in services and demoralises and disillusions the workers and the citizens.
The failure of the management at QEH to ensure the safety of Bajans using the hospital is legitimate information for every Bajan to know and any rules or regulations which penalise putting such information into the public domain should be scrapped.
Instead of spending time and resources taking disciplinary action against the doctor, the management at the hospital should be using this time, energy and resources to address the problems that have been highlighted.
Tee White

Since Dr. Maurice Walrond (General Surgeon) went public to voice concerns about how surgeries are being performed at the QEH in a COVID 19 environment, the management of the hospital has been forced to initiate an action that will require Dr. Walrond to defend himself against a charge of a breach of contract.

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Page 1 of QEH Letter sent to Walrond Source: Barbados Today

 

It is regrettable the issue had to be raised in the glare of the public. Of greater concern to the blogmaster is that Walrond and the eleven doctors supporting his position were unable to sit around a table to resolve the issue.  Very unfortunate indeed.

It should not come as a surprise QEH management issued a ‘letter’ to Walrond, this is a standard HR practice to respond to any employee or ‘contractee’ thought to have violated terms and conditions of employment. Walrond being the intelligent person that he must be would have calculated the risk reward as they say of taking a public position. The risk to his contract at the QEH being revoked versus the merit of his argument (and eleven colleagues) that the public health of Barbados is being compromised by the existing QEH protocol to deal with surgeries.

The QEH has a responsibility to follow ‘grievance procedure’ and in all fairness could not be expected to ignore Dr. Walrond’s decision to go public last week with David Ellis on the afternoon show Getting Down to Brasstacks. Can you imagine if Tom, Dick and Harry contracted by the QEH to deliver sensitive services felt unfettered access to the media to air concerns was the best option to resolve problems? Such an approach would compromise the running of the QEH or any organization for that matter.

One suspects Dr. Walrond would have weighed the possible outcomes his bold action would have triggered. He comes from a family  setup where he should have benefited from being around his mother (May She Rest in Peace) AND a father who is a retired surgeon. One suspects there is more to come in this matter. What action will the eleven other doctors take who have reportedly affixed their signature to the letter sent to management supporting Walrond’s concerns? Walrond is only the face of the dispute. Surely they will not throw Walrond under the bus without trying to save him. It is reported Walrond initiated communication with BAMP.

The blogmaster understand the arguments from BOTH sides. The QEH is hamstrung by lack of resources to implement the ideal site to do surgeries in a COVID 19 environment. In such a situation Walrond et al will find good reasons to be critical. In this situation reasonable men charged with protecting the health of Barbadians are encouraged to pursue a path to achieve a balanced (win win) position. Airing this matter in public makes for good ratings for the media but says nothing about our ability as an educated people to satisfactorily resolve conflict.

What a time for the public health sector to become unstable.

Our children are watching and modelling our behaviours.

 

210 comments

  • Sadly Barbados is still very a post slavery society.

    We too like to beat people with a big stick.

    We still like to boast about how much our parents beat us.

    We still like to boast about how much our teachers beat us.

    Oh dear some of us even boast about how much our husbands and boyfriends beat us.

    Or how much we beat our wives and girlfriends.

    We too, to like de big stick.

    But the people have a big stick too.

    if yoou doubt me, ask the DLP then.

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  • The people own the biggest big stick of all.

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    @ Cuddear “cud dear” For the sake of clarity the “throwing under the bus” comment was drawing reference to the preamble of THIS COLUMN headlined “SHOWDOWN WITH DOCTORS”. And you make it seem like a QEH is on a witchhunt….the doctor is being CHARGED with the most likely out come being some sort of disciplinary action which MAY include being FIRED. It is not a forgone conclusion that Dr. Waldron and the other doctors will be fired!!!!
    From what i was made to understand from THIS blog, the Doctor(s) was given a hearing by QEH mgmt before he came public,…if so why come public by HIMSELF to make it look like he wants to malign the mgmt.

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  • Our island is not a dictatorship, but a state under the rule of law. In a state under the rule of law, public servants and employees are not allowed to speak to the press themselves and freely. That’s what the official channels and press spokesmen are for.

    Anyone who violates this principle and discredits employers without consent must expect consequences all over the world.

    I therefore expressly defend our government against the unjustified attacks of the furious opposition.

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  • I repeat.

    When Bajans go quiet, quiet, quiet. When they won’t say a word, when they won’t unpick their teeth.

    That is when they are at the most dangerous.

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    “Our island is not a dictatorship, but a state under the rule of law. In a state under the rule of law, public servants and employees are not allowed to speak to the press themselves and freely. That’s what the official channels and press spokesmen are for”

    @ Tron i think people like Cuddear\WARU know this VERY WELL. To use bajan parlance “they just playing the idiot part”.

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    A serious question i have for surgeons though….Isn’t performing surgery in general done in an environment that has to be sanitary and certain precautions being done in the first place? Are not surgeons “exposed” to other viruses in general e.g HIV, Hepatitis etc. What are the extra precautions need for performing surgery on a COVID-19 patient that are vastly unique???

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  • Let me extend hearty congratulations to the current admisistration. It has upped its game.

    The output of the yardfowls, propaganda machine and BSers have reached new heights in the last few days.

    Hearty congratulations.

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  • @ Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV May 22, 2020 10:23 AM

    We now have professional information management thanks to Mia Mottley. Before 2018, every minister, secretary and DLP official could speak into the microphone without ana coordination and checking. Chris Sinckler, for example, said the dollar was safe, while his deputy described the dollar as a currency without value. This has unsettled investors for a long time.

    This is now over. We now finally have a professional government that is regaining the confidence of the international market. In the Corona crisis, the opposition, on the other hand, only wants to destabilize the country and ultimately overthrow the government. We must prevent this by all means.

    p.s.
    Incidentally, I am not upset about the ambassador personally, but because she puts our leader, the minister, the government and the party in a bad light. The needs of individual party members must take a back seat to the leader, the nation and the party.

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  • “WARU know this VERY WELL. ”

    speak for thyself…i like being able to think FREELY and INDEPENDENTLY, like how all BLACK PEOPLE should be able to speak freely without MUZZLES …and .i have no yardfowl genes and have no intentions for any of those to develop in my bloodline to pollute it in this nor any in other century…

    ya shite leaders are not ready yet and never will be while mismanaging a colonial slave society designed just for them to fcuk it up….wuh they do not even know how to develop a society nor system to benefit their own Black people, they are not anyone i want to be around nor associated with for that matter…if they can’t like themselves and the people who elect them to high office, that would be the majority population in case ya wondering not the crooked shite minorities….

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  • @John2

    “another attempt to make Barbados look like crap.”

    Do you really think Statements by Wily can make Barbados LOOK LIKE CRAP, maybe influence some but Barbados BLACK Politicians have the MAKING BARBADOS LOOK LIKE CRAP well in hand, no outside influence necessary.

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    “Incidentally, I am not upset about the ambassador personally, but because she puts our leader, the minister, the government and the party in a bad light. The needs of individual party members must take a back seat to the leader, the nation and the party”.
    @Tron i’m not really seeing this a party doing favours for a party member…Yes Ms Thompson was a former member of a past BLP cabinet etc. etc. etc. yadda yadda yadda but i don’t think my view would change regardless of which party was in power.
    I see it as a bajan with STATUS as Ambassador putting a request to a gov’t, that appointed her in the first place to return HOME to see her dying grandmother. The govt, on assessing the crisis in Bdos, determined that it is not out of control, and once that Bajan follows the anti-COVID19 protocols would try to make that request happen. I’m saying that if the Governor General or the Commissioner of Police or Leader Of the Opposition were in China or New York or Italy had made a similar request that it would have been granted. Even If Queen Elizabeth or The Pope had made a similar request of this or any Govt of Barbados i would bet that request would have been granted…You think that if the President Trump had known that his children were on their death bed in NY due to COVID-19 that he would not be granted that wish to see them even though families are not allowed to see their relatives dying of COVID-19? You got to remember also that this government has not closed its borders so it isnt a case that Bajans cannot return home but could allow special passage to a “special” Bajan.
    Yes i can appreciate the argument that it displays classism in that a person of “status”, bajan or not, would be given a different level of consideration that the “average person”. I don’t like it but i accept that classism exists.

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  • Yardfowlism is an ugly thing and it holds the country back.

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  • “You got to remember also that this government has not closed its borders so it isnt a case that Bajans cannot return home but could allow special passage to a “special” Bajan.”

    that’s the problem with idiots who believe they are so special ONLY AFTER being elected by the people whom they had to beg for votes to model titles and diplomatic passports to begin with…

    Well NEWSFLASH…. there is not one shite special about that or them…..

    in addition…if ya go on FB or even on BU, ya will see that sane, intelligent people do not treat the pope nor cousin Elizabeth as anyone special either, it’s only slaveminded, mentally damaged brainwashed negros and fowls do that….it is ugly, repulsive and embarrassing…and only suit people who do not know where they came from or anything about their history AND have NO RESPECT FOR THE MEMORIES OF THEIR ANCESTORS either….they are yet to discover themselves and may never due to their brain damage….

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  • Matters become too much for an employee who truly cares and s/he faces disciplinary action for speaking out. Though not scientific I’ve noted that these type situations share a common thread.

    1). The officer is a performer
    2). Management is new and out to prove their worth
    3). Management is receptive to advice from a selected few
    4). Officer(s) even seniors are frozen out of discussions
    5). Junior members words carry more weight
    6). Micro managing most likely occurs
    7). There’s a common voice in agreement with everything management proposes
    8). Frustration rears its ugly head
    9). Only one person speaks for the dissenters
    10)Shocked reigns at the discordant note
    11)Option taken not to speak to dissenter but to move to disciplinary action
    12)Understanding that it is exhausting and financially draining fighting a bureaucracy

    I am of the firm opinion that senior management’s reputation must be protected at all costs. This dictates holds once one is near retirement but for a relatively young essential worker who ignores the possibility of losing his livelihood and instead speaks out for the greater good; there’s the need to forcibly represent his/her position at all costs.

    I wish Dr. Waldron all the best re his situation

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  • I repeat.

    When Bajans go quiet, quiet, quiet. When they won’t say a word, when they won’t unpick their teeth.

    That is when they are at the most dangerous.

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    YOU MUST BE MAKING REFERENCE TO DAVID COMMISSONG THE FORMER BAJAN PEOPLES’ CHAMPION AND THE FORMER OPPOSER OF MARK MALONEY HYATT

    WHOEVER SAID SILENCE IS GOLDEN?

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    @WURA Ok you if feel so STRONGLY about classism go put on a placard and at 8:01PM this evening, parade up and down ABC highway and in front Police Headquarters too, do like Dr. Waldron and TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM!!!!!….i would support yuh….from the safety of my home though…you can livestream it too.

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  • @ DLP TV May 22, 2020 4:50 PM
    “@WURA Ok you if feel so STRONGLY about classism go put on a placard and at 8:01PM this evening, parade up and down ABC highway and in front Police Headquarters too, do like Dr. Waldron and TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM!!!!!….i would support yuh….from the safety of my home though…you can livestream it too.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That’s the problem. All they do is whine from the safety of their homes and behind their computer screens. If you feel so strongly to spend years and years writing vituperative diatribe after the next, do something about it or stop whining.

    You can either choose to live in the real world or you can spend all your time fantasising about a world that doesn’t nor will ever exist.

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  • “.i would support yuh….from the safety of my home though…you can livestream it too.”

    just like the yellow belly coward balless negro ya are and that i expected you to be..

    ..no need to worry, i protest as me where it counts the most…and don’t have to hide at home and pretend to support others who do…..i am well known for saying exactly how i feel…you on the other hand don’t have not one gram of the courage that i do…and ya never will.

    Kahleel….i have been telling you that you know not that you know not, ya don’t even know Enuff to be a coward yet…

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  • What yall should be concerned about is why in this day and age in the 21st century, a black government feels the need to muzzle black people in every sphere of the society after begging for votes…that is not normal….and if yall had any balls or courage you will question it and stand up to it…..but ya so mentally piss poor that ya are just waiting to be fowls, that’s all ya live for and…..that’s ya comfort zone, ya should be embarrassed, but ya probably don’t even know how..

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  • While some have found it appropriate to whine, bellyache and nitpick about every manner of non issue, the Government of Barbados’ policies have resulted in the flattening of our COVID-19 curve according to the CMO (Ag.). While some have sought to invent issues where there were none, government has worked diligently to “balance live and livelihoods”. While some have wanted to engage in baseless hyperbole, the government continues to attempt to excavate ways to stabilise the economy through a number of innovative measures, including the much-maligned forced savings and the tourism rehabilitation plan as well as the entire stimulus package. But of course, you won’t see that. The blinkers of the DtM philosophy are firmly affixed. Thankfully, most Barbadians of independent mind such as myself can recognize these things. God help us were the country ever to be overrun by persons of the ilk of some on this blog.

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  • @ BAJE May 22, 2020 4:31 PM

    Whoops! That must have hurt a lot!

    A punch straight to the solar plexus of those who are now singing in the same choir as the twin children of Doctor Faustus called the “MAMs”.

    When will the stupid pawns- called yard-fowls of both ‘range’ of colours of the political fence made from the Money tree- ever learn the rules of the political chess game?

    But Karma is a fox just waiting for them to cross that line of ‘deliberate deceit’ drawn in the sand.

    The queen has already done just that and the ghost of Abijah is the messenger and avenging angel from God and who is still around to reap that specific crop of justice.

    Never dishonour the promises made to innocent children; dead or alive!

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  • Critical Analyzer

    I have never seen so many ignorant and ill-informed comments from so many people on this non-issue.

    The learned doctor knew full well what would have happened when he went public and would have decided he could handle the fallout.

    Any manager in any business, company or government in the same position would have initiated disciplinary action. It is a breach of trust between employer and employee, plain and simple. Management cannot allow such a public challenge to authority to go unanswered and without some attempt at sanction. Next thing you know, the nurses, orderlies, security guards, and goodness knows which other employees would start doing the same thing over any decision they disagree with.

    If news reports were accurate, the issues were raised in meetings and a subsequent letter with multiple signatures outlining their grievances was also submitted to management but they were rejected.

    After the final decision by management was taken, he should have either found a way to work under the conditions to the best of his ability or if he disagreed so strongly, refuse to perform any surgeries citing the reasons and resign. He would have either encouraged other like-minded individuals to join him or put his standards to the test.

    Most doctors and surgeons are a very arrogant lot that feel they know everything and you must sit down, shut up and follow their directions or die.

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    “What yall should be concerned about is why in this day and age in the 21st century, a black government feels the need to muzzle black people in every sphere of the society after begging for votes”…….

    @WARU Where is the evidence that this gov’t is MUZZLING people???? I know that your thinking MAY be warped by living under a past administration that have had its leader give gag orders to members of their own party. So are you referring to this gov’t or a past one??????
    If you are referring to Mr Waldron’s situation, to use bajan you HARD UH HEARING?? how much times you have to hear he isn’t being MUZZLED, he is being DISCIPLINED!!!!!!. The very same QEH gave him a hearing. Didn’t you grow up in an environment where, when you were a youngster, your mother\father\aunt\uncle\grandparent cut your pooch when you spoke out of turn? Or were you allowed to throw tantrums and get whatever you want, whenever you wanted?????

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  • Strong analysis but blase summary. It depreciates the importance of this profession & puts the ordinary man on the same level of a doctor. You got the die right though.
    In your penultimate paragraph you advocate the dissenting doctors find a way to work with the problem environmental issues or in this time of crisis resign?!!!
    Am I missing something

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @groslyn May 22, 2020 9:21 PM

    It’s called standing by your principles.

    In this time of crisis (your words), they all need to be showing solidarity in working through these trying times above all else i.e. put up, shut up or leave. If he disagrees so strongly, his options were
    – continue agitating for change
    – organize a strike/sick out
    – resign in protest
    – or start his own operating theatre.

    Coming out in public and using that excuse ‘trying to save lives’ is not the way to go. If lives are indeed at such a high risk as he claims, he would not want his good name associated anywhere near it and would have stood by your principles and made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of your reputation.

    The real question is what are his principles worth and which is more important, job, salary, reputation or a good night’s sleep.

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  • Strong analysis but blase summary. It depreciates the importance of this profession & puts the ordinary man on the same level of a doctor. You got the die right though.
    In your penultimate paragraph you advocate the dissenting doctors find a way to work with the problem environmental issues or in this time of crisis resign?!!!
    Am I missing something

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    DR WALDRON DID WHAT WAS RIGHT TO BLOW THE WHISTLE.

    LOOK AT THE CHINESE YOUNG DOCTOR IN HIS THIRTIES WHO BECAME A WHILSTLEBLOWER OVER HIS CONCERNS IN WUHAN RE COVID-19 AND THEN LATER INTERROGATED BY CHINESE POLICE AND SILENCED BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN CHINA.

    HIS CONCERNS CAUSED HIS LIFE AND WAS THE 1st DOCTOR TO DIE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS FROM ATTENDING TO HOSPITALISED PATIENTS IN WUHAN CHINA.

    IS BARBADOS NOW COMMUNIST CHINA?

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  • America’s first ER doctor to die on the frontline of the coronavirus battle

    At about 5am on 19 March, a New York ER physician named Frank Gabrin texted a friend about his concerns over the lack of medical supplies at hospitals.

    “It’s busy – everyone wants a Covid test that I do not have to give them,” he wrote in the message to Eddy Soffer. “So they are angry and disappointed.”

    Worse, though, was the limited availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) – the masks and gloves that both prevent healthcare workers getting sick and spreading the virus to others. Gabrin said he had no choice but to don the same mask for several shifts, against Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.

    “Don’t have any PPE that has not been used,” he wrote. “No N95 masks – my own goggles – my own face shield,” he added, referring to the N95 respirators that are considered one of the best lines of defense

    Less than two weeks later, Gabrin became the first ER doctor in the US known to have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/09/first-doctor-die-coronavirus-us-frank-gabrin-er

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  • Piece the Prophet

    @ the Sage Annunaki

    You have spoken TRUTH

    Mugabe has brought shame on the memory if Abijah Holder

    She pretended that she would prosecute Mark Maloney now she prosecuting his mother

    Yet she placed so much respect on the ashes and pretend bones of a black belly sheep on her mission to Ghana

    Shameful slime

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    Here we go comparing DEMOCRATIC Barbados to COMMUNIST China, China, the Censorship capital of the world…the country that censors the internet, where no private doctors associations exist, where no private media corporations are allowed to exist!!! Why not compare DEMOCRATIC Barbados to other democratic countries??? Dr Waldron’s situation if it had occurred in ANY OTHER COUNTRY, democratic or communist the outcome would still be the same….
    The point is no doctor or ANYBODY that becomes a whistleblower cannot reasonably EXPECT to still be an employee in the same institution that he\she is “blowing the whistle” on especially if that person broke protocols covered under an employment contract that the employee WILLFULLY signed. The whistleblower would usually gain infallible evidence that would stand up in court and would resign,if they are so driven, or expect to be fired. In Barbados there are remedies for a “whistleblower”, in China there are NONE. Both Dr. Waldron and the doctor in China would have had to know that by going public they risked their jobs. This is SEPARATE from if the info they bring public is TRUTHFUL OR NOT…i would automatically assume the, info would be true if not the employee would really deserve to lose their job.

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    Here we go comparing DEMOCRATIC Barbados to COMMUNIST China, China, the Censorship capital of the world…the country that censors the internet, where no private doctors associations exist, where no private media corporations are allowed to exist!!! Why not compare DEMOCRATIC Barbados to other democratic countries??? Dr Waldron’s situation if it had occurred in ANY OTHER COUNTRY, democratic or communist the outcome would still be the same….
    The point is no doctor or ANYBODY that becomes a whistleblower cannot reasonably EXPECT to still be an employee in the same institution that he\she is “blowing the whistle” on especially if that person broke protocols covered under an employment contract that the employee WILLFULLY signed. The whistleblower would usually gain infallible evidence that would stand up in court and would resign,if they are so driven, or expect to be fired. In Barbados there are remedies for a “whistleblower”, in China there are NONE. Both Dr. Waldron and the doctor in China would have had to know that by going public they risked their jobs. This is SEPARATE from if the info they bring public is TRUTHFUL OR NOT…i would automatically assume the, info would be true if not the employee would really deserve to lose their job.

    YOU ARE CLEARLY A BLP LOYALIST AND PROPAGANDIST..

    PROBABLY TIED TO SAME QEH AND BLP ADMINISTRATION.

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  • Just Following Orders.

    An Engineer’s primary duty is not to their employer, but to the public, who may use their products. A medical Doctor’s primary duty is not to their employer, but to their patients.

    One of the most difficult decisions for professionals, is when their ethical duties conflict with their employment obligations. Those who take their ethical duties seriously, will likely do what is ethically right, and accept the consequences. For junior professionals, either decision can end their careers.

    It is for a nation’s citizens to decide what type of professionals they want to serve them. When an employer’s orders conflict with a professional’s ethical duties, do citizens want their professionals to blindly follow orders, or to do what is ethically right?

    The Government signalled its intention to protect whistle blowers in the public sector. The Integrity in Public Life Bill (part 9) describes protections for public officials, and the penalties for wayward employers.

    To benefit from the protections, a whistle blower must, for example, disclose an exceptionally serious matter in good faith (section 68.1b). Such matters include the likely endangerment to the health or safety of an individual, or that such information is being deliberately concealed (section 68.2d,f).

    The whistle blower must believe that: the disclosed information is substantially true, it is not disclosed for personal gain, and disclosing it was reasonable (section 73). Further, he must have already made the disclosure to his employer without remedy (section 74.1c).

    Any employment contract clause, that claims to prevent a person from making such disclosures, is void (section 77.1). All persons in authority over a whistle blower, who subjects the whistle blower to a detriment, are liable to a $15,000 fine, and/or a 2-year prison term (section 76.2).

    If a doctor disclosed a serious matter that could harm patients and colleagues, and the disclosure is not for his personal gain, and he has already informed his employer without remedy, then he may be a classic whistle blower.

    The Bill has been in the public domain since 2018, but due to Government’s inefficiencies, has not yet passed. Any person planning a whistle blower’s detriment, should be aware of the Government’s intentions on such matters, and behave accordingly.

    To continue to plan a detriment, with the sorry excuse that the Bill is not yet law, may be legal, but appears highly unethical.

    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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  • The Government signalled its intention to protect whistle blowers in the public sector.

    The Integrity in Public Life Bill (part 9) describes protections for public officials, and the penalties for wayward employers. To benefit from the protections, a whistle blower must, for example, disclose an exceptionally serious matter in good faith (section 68.1b).

    Such matters include the likely endangerment to the health or safety of an individual, or that such information is being deliberately concealed (section 68.2d,f).

    The whistle blower must believe that: the disclosed information is substantially true, it is not disclosed for personal gain, and disclosing it was reasonable (section 73). Further, he must have already made the disclosure to his employer without remedy (section 74.1c).

    Any employment contract clause, that claims to prevent a person from making such disclosures, is void (section 77.1).

    All persons in authority over a whistle blower, who subjects the whistle blower to a detriment, are liable to a $15,000 fine, and/or a 2-year prison term (section 76.2).

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    PRETTY CLEAR THIS 2018 BLP GOVERNMENT LED BY MIA MOTTLEY IS CONCERNED ABOUT RUSHING LEGALISATION ONLY WHEN IT COMES TO REWARDING FRIENDS (2018) AND CRIMINALISING BY FINING AND JAILING POOR BLACK BAJANS (2020).

    WHAT WE SOW IS WHAT WE REAP A DESPOT.

    GIMME THE VOTE AND WATCH MUH.

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  • Doctors take an oath to …first, do no harm, but we won’t expect the new fowls to understand that, they are just on the blog to relieve the brain dead and dog tired old fowls…who ran themselves into a load of pure trouble thinking they could mess with me.

    and dummies that they are they completely deliberately overlooked the part where Caswell said that he had a copy and that there was nothing in the rules of conduct at QEH to prevent the doctor from calling on a program to express concern, Caswell did not make that up……but new negros with new titles love to make up rules to exercise their new power over each other…..and fowls with only 2 brain cells would enable and condone that low class behavior coming from management…

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  • If there is a message to be read in the tea leaves it is the respect being shown by all sides in the ongoing discussions. The silence. It signals that – so far – the discussion has been constructive.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    Don’t make me laugh with that oath nonsense. Don’t politicians take a oath too, and where has that gotten us. The oath doctors really take these days is to first do no harm to their professional ego, pride and pocket book.

    If they were really serious about that oath, their offices would have a next door fruit and vegetable shop in addition to the next door pharmacy and they would be pushing much better dietary assistance to help their patients instead of pushing prescriptions.

    Doctors are no better than the rest of us and the sooner we take them off that ‘first, do no harm’ pedestal, the better we all shall be.

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  • It might have escaped you, but Waldron in exposing inadequacies and incompetence at QEH which we know has been ongoing for DECADES under every yardfowl appointed as management by both fool governments…..and is actually projecting the first, do no harm philosophy…

    don’t just contradict for contradicting sake, it is self stagnating….you yourself should have addressed what you just pointed out years ago, what took you so long

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  • @ David May 23, 2020 2:38 AM

    An excellent contribution from GP No. 2!

    The kernel of the issue is whether a civil contract demanding ‘silence’ in speaking to the public (and not involving matters of State secrets or security) trumps the centuries old contract with humanity called the ‘Hippocratic Oath’.

    Aren’t those overriding principles (contained in that ‘divine’ Oath) at the heart of the pledge made by current administration in its manifesto to introduce and put into effect legislation underpinning the much vaunted high-sounding and vote-catching concept of ‘transparency and accountability’ to the citizens who are the ultimate employer through the political vehicle called the ‘State’?

    How can there ever be effective FOIA and ITAL without the ears, mouth and teeth of Whistle-blowing legislation to support and protect those committed to exposing wrongdoings in the management of the affairs of the said State?

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  • It might have escaped you, but Waldron in exposing inadequacies and incompetence at QEH which we know has been ongoing for DECADES under every yardfowl appointed as management by both fool governments…..and is actually projecting the first, do no harm philosophy… {Quote}

    @ WARU Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    How could somebody EXPOSE something that people KNOW WAS GOING ON FOR DECADES? Uh mean, if people know bout it, that means it done expose already.

    It look more like you is the body that contradicting yourself for the sake of contradicting.

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  • @ Critical Analyzer May 23, 2020 5:43 AM
    “If they were really serious about that oath, their offices would have a next door fruit and vegetable shop in addition to the next door pharmacy and they would be pushing much better dietary assistance to help their patients instead of pushing prescriptions.

    Doctors are no better than the rest of us and the sooner we take them off that ‘first, do no harm’ pedestal, the better we all shall be.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You do have a very strong argument there!

    The vast majority of doctors in Bim are nothing more than government-approved drug pushers expecting their slice of the Big Pharma money pie.

    They are clearly in breach of the basic tenets underpinning their sworn contract:

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

    “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”

    “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”

    How come there so many “qualified” doctors in so many branches of medicine in Bim yet there are so many people stricken with so many ‘preventable’ diseases?

    As for the local politicians breach of contract, well, we shall leave them to likes of Uncle Sam and the EU.

    That long-known watchdog of a phrase still reigns supreme in the local cesspit of political incest:
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”

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  • So you think ya sound so intelligent…look find something useful to do with ya time, don’t ya see how out there everything is and yall can’t even haul it back, ya at the point of no return…. yall are a laughing stock everywhere and the people cannot wait to GET RID OF ALL YOU EMPTY VESSELS…….enjoy.

    Miller…these have no intention of ending the corruption, the yardfowlism and destruction of taxpayer funded enterprises, do you see them doing anything different to what they have done for decades and they are so backward they still believe they are fooling everyone..

    the only difference is everyone not only locally but there are those abroad also watching them..

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  • ” The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is urgently in need of blood and is making an appeal for donations to replenish supplies in the blood bank.

    Director of Medical Services Dr Clyde Cave said the hospital’s blood supplies were critically low. He explained that the culture of giving blood in Barbados was normally “restricted to a fairly small population” and with all the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations and restrictions on movement, the hospital had not been receiving the usual donations”

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/245709/blood-bank-critically-low

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    “YOU ARE CLEARLY A BLP LOYALIST AND PROPAGANDIST..
    Yuh see this is where igrunt political tribalism does start…people would have a view BASED IN FACT but if it SEEMS to be pro or anti Gov’t yuh is a Bee or Dee…that is ASININE level of thinking.

    The issue with Dr Waldron is a clear case of a grievance procedure not allowed to be followed through!!!!. It did not involve any breach of CRIMINAL or CIVIL LAW on either side!!!. It wasn’t a case where for example an employee worked for an insurance company and DISCLOSED to the public that the company used bribery to sway a Cabinet Minister to give them contracts and the employee was subsequently fired for it!!!!! People must know that BOTH the EMPLOYER & EMPLOYEE have RIGHTS. The doctor(s) made a complaint in writing sent it to mgmt, the mgmt gave them a hearing, the doctors didn’t give mgmt time to rectify the situation and chose to go public. Even if what you disclosed is factual yuh cant go public to malign the board especially if not enough time has lapsed. Didn’t Clement Payne state “educate, agitate but do not violate”? The doctor(s) did the first two but breached the third part of this slogan.

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  • “As for the local politicians breach of contract, well, we shall leave them to likes of Uncle Sam and the EU.”

    The thing is …it’s only now everyone is jumping on the blog to tell US…who have exposed these things for decades since Waldron came out…..as though we did not already now….and we could not see them here before, all of a sudden all these know it alls who knew nothing before have a lot to say…

    … it’s the public who need to know certain things and be able to speak freely so that the people on the outside of the island would know more and also know how deceitful both governments have been for decades….

    ………now a doctor is exposing it, the fowls come out as if it’s something new…..steupps..

    something gotta give in all of this….that’s for sure, there is no turning back, cat outta the bag….

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Miller, GP2 contribution was excellent but are you seriously going to invoke the ‘Hippocratic Oath’in this instance!

    I am sure that Dr. Waldrond’s concerns are valid and that his intentions are in the interest of the many but you certainly know that in the medical profession Hypocrisy, whether it be of wealth by any means necessary; pandering to Phama interest; recommending unnecessary, higher cost procedures or otherwise undermining patients’ interest have long ago been the principal oath of many docs … just as many, many doctors do properly represent their principled oath … but let’s not get carried away, now!

    @David, re: If there is a message to be read in the tea leaves it is the respect being shown by all sides in the ongoing discussions. The silence. It signals that – so far – the discussion has been constructive.“If there is a message to be read in the tea leaves it is the respect being shown by all sides in the ongoing discussions. The silence. It signals that – so far – the discussion has been constructive.”

    That’s one take. Another is that Dr. Waldron got exactly WHAT he intended: to box the admin into an operating room that MADE them give his concerns some serious respect, to use your word.

    I am amused how much air was ventilated here on this outside the context of the calculated negotiating play that was made… even if the doc ‘loses’ he will still be a big winner…. He is obviously as smart as his ‘antecedents’ suggest he should be!

    Anyhow, on the non-navel gazing front this news item is troubling as it goes to several of your blogs re the China replacement “hegemony” in this new world!

    “A case in point is Australia, which on Tuesday learned the high price of its support for Trump’s policy. The country’s hawkish right-wing government was in lockstep with the US President in demanding China face an independent WHO investigation over its failure to warn the world of the Covid-19 threat, but was delivered a heavy blow for its truculence. China slapped massive tariffs on imports of Australian barley.

    “President Xi’s cynically timed intervention at the WHO Assembly Monday offering $2 billion to aid the WHO, as well as support for African nations, sends an unequivocal message: as the US President turns inwards, lashing out at critics, China takes up the slack.”

    China is surely guilty of misdeeds related to cov19 but as matters are evolving they are largely succeeding in hiding those misdeeds and imposing their economic might on the world.

    That $2Bill bribe is STAGGERING!

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  • @Dee Word

    You are speculating until we know the outcome.

    What is not speculation is that ALL sides engaged in resolving the matter have respected the gag order so far.

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  • I am hopeful the doctor did a proper benefit/risk assessment before speaking out.

    One reason why we reached the state we are in is because people who should shout out are cowering in silence.

    And the few who dare to speak out face the wrath of those in power and their supporters. We have beome a country where right and wrong has become secondary to being a B or a D thing.

    One would think that people would get behind the good doctor and fight for improvements to the system instead we get “o like Dr. Waldron and TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM!!!!!….i would support yuh….from the safety of my home though…you can livestream it too.”

    We now boast of our docility, ignorance and cowardice, And you wonder why nothing changes and why we must die a thousand deaths.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Re:” You are speculating until we know the outcome.” Well @David you may call it that… in the real world of negotiations it’s called an “aggressive tactic”….. The outcome generally tells us nothing about what went into producing the result, senor. Nothing.

    Any and all public ‘leaks’ of protracted negotiations are CALCULATEDLY done to tip the scales… based on our extensive commentary here clearly Doc Waldrond has achieved a key part of his intentions. Whether the admin concedes is still absolutely unknown but as I said previously he has already established hmself and the public as a winner .

    Doctors across the globe have done as much and often more that Dr Waldron…some have died as a result of their exposees. Consequently, I applaud the man but I am not as moved as many here to see it as some super dangerous event for him.

    When he “voice[d] concerns about how surgeries are being performed at the QEH in a COVID 19 environment” he was signalling an issue that has happened at practically EVERY hospital. Has ANY media house yet started to report on legal suits on hospitals (deaths) re cross-contamination …have lawyers started their ambulance chasing, yet!

    These are indeed BIG issues.

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  • @ Miller May 23, 2020 8:41 AM

    Can we anticipate a dropping of those “charges” similar to what the local Bill, on the advice of the DPP’s Office, have to do when an irresistible force called Public Opinion is employed to remove the arrogance of budding tin pot dictators?

    A re evaluation of the situation might have forced the declaration of a truce since the political fallout appears greater than the scoring of political points of one-upmanship or brinkmanship especially in these times of pandemonium of the political, public health and economic kind.

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  • “.i would support yuh….from the safety of my home though…you can livestream it too.”

    without any hesitation or embarrassment, that full time idiot let the whole world see what balless wonders they are and that they are only good for yardfowling…no wonder UK is ready to put shackle and chains on them again, they continue to show that too is all they are worth and good for…

    such .a shame and disgrace that the struggling taxpayers have for decades spent billions of dollars to educate these total embarrassments….most of them cant even engage anyone one on FB…their lack of decent reasoning skills are so piss poor they leave people shocked…then they have to leave the platform in shame…

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  • Clinicians should be in charge of the hospital. It is easier to teach a clinician management than it is to teach a non-clinician about medicine and the treatment of patients.
    Maybe @Mariposa could add to this discussion.

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  • @ de pedantic Dribbler May 23, 2020 9:17 AM
    “@Miller, GP2 contribution was excellent but are you seriously going to invoke the ‘Hippocratic Oath’ in this instance!”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Was arguing a ‘normative’ case in the moot but mock court of law called ‘Public Opinion’.

    Health and its delivery by that taxpayers-funded controversial institution (which has been used as a political football since its ‘incorporation’) are at the top in the rankings of concerns of John and Jane Public; especially in these times of pandemic and resulting panic.

    The miller is not so professionally possessed with your ‘un-bought’ advanced qualifications and experience to argue otherwise, technically. LOL !!

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  • Clinicians should be in charge of the hospital. It is easier to teach a clinician management than it is to teach a non-clinician about medicine and the treatment of patients. {Quote}

    @ Austin

    But, wait. You is the same man that disagree with Jim Lynch when he say that LIAT should be managed by people who have experience in the airline industry?

    So it is only the hospital that different, or you does talk just because you like opposing everything here so it would look like you thinking outside the cave?

    Remember, Plato’s Allegory?

    Tell we what about this matter that Mari could discuss.

    You could really stop behaving like a SILLY IMMATURE BUFFOON with all this shyte talk bout Mari.

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  • @Critical Analyzer May 22, 2020 8:48 PM “Most doctors and surgeons are a very arrogant lot that feel they know everything and you must sit down, shut up and follow their directions or die.”

    Clearly you too are just like you accuse the doctors and surgeons being an arrogant person who feels like you know everything, and that we the electorate/patients must sit down, shut up, follow your directions or die.

    We the electorate, don’t feel like sitting down, shutting up and taking your directions.

    How you plan to get us to follow your directions or die one fine morning in 2023 when we are standing at the ballot box?

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  • @Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV May 22, 2020 10:23 AM ““Our island is not a dictatorship, but a state under the rule of law.”

    The law was made for man, not man for the law

    Do you understand what this means?

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  • Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV

    “I am hopeful the doctor did a proper benefit/risk assessment before speaking out.

    One reason why we reached the state we are in is because people who should shout out are cowering in silence.”

    @ TheOG But you see the second state is as a result of MOST people doing the first…people assess the risk\ reward and determine that it isn’t WORTH it and “support from the safety of their home”.. but it doesn’t mean that the “small poor man” cannot EFFECT change, it is if he is driven enough to collect resources to effect change. It is this realization that partially reinforces classism. If that small man can convince other “small poor men” and some “medium size men” that his cause is worthy and viable then MAYBE he can AT LEAST create some small dents in the system. The small and medium size men can’t expect to to get far using force and not exhaust safer alternatives FIRST though. Dr Waldron et al are “medium sized men”…they should have exhausted ALL other avenues first before using force (in this case the mass media) that can bear some risk. They would’ve swayed FAR more people to their side had they proven ALL other avenues were exhausted first (e.g. using BAMP BEFORE going to the media)

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  • @Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV May 22, 2020 11:05 AM “A serious question i have for surgeons though….Isn’t performing surgery in general done in an environment that has to be sanitary and certain precautions being done in the first place? Are not surgeons “exposed” to other viruses in general e.g HIV, Hepatitis etc. What are the extra precautions need for performing surgery on a COVID-19 patient that are vastly unique???”

    My understand of the issue is that the doctor has no problem with the operating theaters at the QEH.

    That he is questioning if the theater at Enmore is OPTIMAL.

    Do you understand the difference between adequate and optimal?

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  • @Khaleel Kothdiwala May 22, 2020 7:17 PM “…Barbadians of independent mind such as myself”

    You mekkin’ sport, right?

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  • @ former Silly Woman May 23, 2020 12:37 PM

    Even if such was the case, I wonder if you understand the limited resources with which government had to respond to this crisis and that they were able to do what they did with such paltry resources is a testament to the fine art of prioritization and a major argument in favour of the Prime Minister’s doctrine that government is about choices. But I presume that your “cuhdears” aren’t able to extend to that. Well cuhdear, they did the best that they could do. Refer to the statements from the Chair and Deputy Chair of the QEH for further elucidation on that. You all do make me laugh.

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  • @Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV May 23, 2020 12:56 AM “The point is no doctor or ANYBODY that becomes a whistleblower cannot reasonably EXPECT to still be an employee in the same institution that he\she is “blowing the whistle” on especially if that person broke protocols covered under an employment contract that the employee WILLFULLY signed:

    Do you understand that General Bussa was a whistle blower, that he broke the protocols and the LAWS of the society in which he lived. Protocols made in that very same place at the top of Broad Street.

    Protocols that were not in the interest of the enslaved people.

    And yes he was disiplined. Those same people who sat in that building at the top of Broad Street killed him.

    Was General Bussa wrong to break protocols, was he wrong to break the law?

    Or was he a strong black man rebelling against unjust protocols and laws?

    “Bussa’s rebellion (14–16 April 1816) was the largest slave revolt in Barbadian history. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born slave, Bussa, who led the rebellion which was defeated by British forces. Bussa’s Rebellion was the first of three large-scale slave rebellions in the British West Indies that shook public faith in slavery in the years leading up to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire and emancipation of former slaves. It was followed by the large-scale rebellion in Demerara in 1823 and by an even larger rebellion in Jamaica in 1831–32. Collectively these are often referred to as the “late slave rebellions”. ”

    What if Dr. Waldron is our modern day General Bussa?

    You would still feel that you have to discipline him. have to punish him?

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  • @Critical Analyzer May 23, 2020 5:43 AM “If they were really serious about that oath, their offices would have a next door fruit and vegetable shop in addition to the next door pharmacy and they would be pushing much better dietary assistance to help their patients instead of pushing prescriptions.”

    My doctor has not one, not two, but three fruit and vegetable vendors within “spitting” distance of his office.

    But “no” I don’t expect him to advise yams, sweet potatoes and grapefruit instead of the metformin which I need to manage my diabetes. And “no” it is not my fault that i was diabetic, because my grandmother who died 53 years ago was also diabetic, and she never drank a sweet drink, nor ate a KFC or Chefette meal in her life.

    So my doctor, like most or even all doctors advise proper nutrition, exercise AND metformin for the management of my diabetes. I have the greatest respect for him. My taxes helped to pay for his education, so I am not now going to be foolish enough to ignore his excellent advice, just as I did not ignore the excellent advice of Dr. Cave when he cared for my children, even when he advised me to get medicines from the pharmacy. But he too advised proper food and outdoor exercise. As far as I am award all doctors do so.

    So what exactly is your point?

    Or are you just a partisan hack?

    And “yes” I voted “B” last election and the one before that.

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  • @Disgusting Lies and Propaganda TV May 23, 2020 9:16 AM “…the mgmt gave them a hearing, the doctors didn’t give mgmt time to rectify the situation and chose to go public. Even if what you disclosed is factual yuh cant go public to malign the board…”

    Can you please point me to when and where has management signaled that they acknowledged that there is a situation to be rectified, and that they are working on rectification?

    And when and where did Dr. Waldron malign the Board?

    How is it malignment to publicly disagree with your employer, teacher, spouse, parent, children etc?

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  • “Do you understand that General Bussa was a whistle blower, that he broke the protocols and the LAWS of the society in which he lived. Protocols made in that very same place at the top of Broad Street.

    Protocols that were not in the interest of the enslaved people.”

    ya trying to educate yardfowls…wimps and wusses, balless wonders who live to wait for lying deceitful politicians to beg them for votes and once elected they are EXPECTED TO BE AFRAID OF THEM…and only exist to do their bidding, pimp behind other people to carry news back to ministers and tell lies for them so they can be allowed to exist in fowl paradise…..

    they may be better off in shackles and chains, there is no difference in that low quality of life existence…..of mental enslavement all self-inflicted in the 21st century..

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  • @ former Silly Woman
    “You mekkin’ sport, right?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    I am unable to top your “sport mekking” when you attempt to characterise Dr Walrond as a latter-day incarnation of Bussa and by implication the GOB as the ruling plantocracy of 1816. There is so much nonsense in there, I wouldn’t even know where to start unpacking it. For the sake of laziness therefore, I can only assume it was a passing attempt at humour.

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  • Anybody remembers Galileo Galilei who defied the authority of what was then that most powerful organization in the world. As we now know Galileo spoke TRUTH, even though the truth was in conflict not only with church teachings, but in conflict with the word of God [as understood by well educated people at the time]. Galileo spent 9 years until his death under house arrest for SPEAKING AND WRITING truth in defiance of the established authorities. He was not vindicated until 1835, two hundred and two (202) years later. and yet all along Galileo was right, and the established authorities, even those established authorities who believed that their authority came from God himself were wrong.

    “The sentence of the Inquisition was delivered on 22 June 1633. It was in three essential parts:
    Galileo was found “vehemently suspect of heresy” (though he was never formally charged with heresy, relieving him of facing corporal punishment, namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to “abjure, curse and detest” those opinions.
    He was sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition. On the following day, this was commuted to house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life. His offending Dialogue was banned; and in an action not announced at the trial, publication of any of his works was forbidden, including any he might write in the future.]”
    Source: Wikipedia

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  • You are taking a bad joke too far darling.

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  • @de pedantic Dribbler May 23, 2020 9:17 AM “China is surely guilty of misdeeds related to cov19.”

    So who appointed you judge, jury and executioner?

    What if COVID19 is natural or was an accident.

    And China could simply sit and wait for Americans to behave foolishly.

    As they most certainly have.

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  • @Khaleel Kothdiwala May 23, 2020 12:47 PM “Even if such was the case, I wonder if you understand the limited resources with which government had to respond to this crisis and that they were able to do what they did with such paltry resources is a testament to the fine art of prioritization and a major argument in favour of the Prime Minister’s doctrine that government is about choices. ”

    My Dear Khaleel: As a tax payer of 49 years standing, I understand all too well the constraints with which this all Barbados governments have operated in my 49 years as a tax payer. I commend the Prime Minister and her team for the good work they have done so far. I also commend all Bajans for their voluntary compliance with the COVID-19 regulations.

    Contrary to what you seem to think I am not anti-BLP, I am not anti-Mia [I even fondly refer to her as Auntia Mia, even though I am much, much her elder, lol!] I voted “B’ in 2018 and 2013. However this does not mean that I have to agree with all that this government does, because unlike you I am a truly independent thinking and acting Bajan.

    i am NOT loyal to the BLP.

    I am NOT loyal to the DLP.

    I am NOT loyal to Solutions Barbados.

    I am NOT loyal to the PDP.

    I am not loyal to any political party.

    However I am loyal to Barbados.

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  • If such is the case dear, your recent comments with regard to this matter is incongruous with what you profess at 2:06 PM.

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  • @Khaleel Kothdiwala May 23, 2020 1:32 PM “I am unable to top your “sport mekking” when you attempt to characterise Dr Walrond as a latter-day incarnation of Bussa and by implication the GOB as the ruling plantocracy of 1816. There is so much nonsense in there, I wouldn’t even know where to start unpacking it. For the sake of laziness therefore, I can only assume it was a passing attempt at humour.”

    Now, now, now. Don’t be a naughty boy or granny Cuhdear may have to virtually spank you, even though I abhor corporal punishment.

    No where I did not imply that the current BLP administration are a ruling plantocracy.

    I implied that Parliaments can make errors, do make errors, can even be wrong, as the a Parliament of Bussa’s day was wrong.

    Don’t put words in my mouth youngster. I have plenty, plenty words already. I know all half a billion or so words in the English language.

    I do not need your help with words.

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  • Darling

    What other conclusion might be drawn from a comparison to Bussa? Bussa rose up against the plantocracy. Dr Walrond is your Bussa so who is he “rebelling” against then? Perhaps you ought to apply some of the vigour with which you attempt to expand your lexicon to the study of completing your own metaphors.

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  • “Dr Walrond is your Bussa so who is he “rebelling” against then? ”

    wannabe dicktators

    wannabe slavemasters

    garden variety wannabes

    pick ya poison..

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @ Cuhdear Bajan May 23, 2020 12:26 PM
    “Clearly you too are just like you accuse the doctors and surgeons being an arrogant person who feels like you know everything, and that we the electorate/patients must sit down, shut up, follow your directions or die.

    We the electorate, don’t feel like sitting down, shutting up and taking your directions.

    How you plan to get us to follow your directions or die one fine morning in 2023 when we are standing at the ballot box?”

    I don’t blindly follow other people’s advice unless they can explain their reasoning. My direction to you is to use your commonsense, analyze your choices and decide who you want to support and if none are worthy of your support, write on ‘None of the above’ on your ballot but I feel you will ignore my direction and support your party or the sweetest talker.

    @ Cuhdear Bajan May 23, 2020 1:09 PM
    “My doctor has not one, not two, but three fruit and vegetable vendors within “spitting” distance of his office.

    But “no” I don’t expect him to advise yams, sweet potatoes and grapefruit instead of the metformin which I need to manage my diabetes. And “no” it is not my fault that i was diabetic, because my grandmother who died 53 years ago was also diabetic, and she never drank a sweet drink, nor ate a KFC or Chefette meal in her life.

    So my doctor, like most or even all doctors advise proper nutrition, exercise AND metformin for the management of my diabetes. I have the greatest respect for him. My taxes helped to pay for his education, so I am not now going to be foolish enough to ignore his excellent advice, just as I did not ignore the excellent advice of Dr. Cave when he cared for my children, even when he advised me to get medicines from the pharmacy. But he too advised proper food and outdoor exercise. As far as I am award all doctors do so.”

    So what exactly is your point?
    My point is doctors must treat nutrition with much more importance than they currently do and prescribe medication as a last resort.
    Diabetes for the most part is not hereditary, it usually diet based. I am willing to bet with appropriate adjustments to your diet, you will probably be able to reduce your metformin dosage over time and maybe even eventually eliminate it. Watch this video and learn something you doctor probably never told you.

    Or are you just a partisan hack?

    And “yes” I voted “B” last election and the one before that.”

    Good for you, all parties in Barbados are the same. Only difference is some are better managers or have more experience than others as it is with any business. I personally believe the party model is obsolete, no longer relevant in this day and age of easy communication, only serves to divide the country and should be gotten rid of.

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  • @ Brother Hants

    The mountain did not come to Mohammed so he got up and went to the mountain.

    Granted that the culture of giving blood is low and that Covid does strain the equation but can they not effect a mobile collection mechanism which is respectful of all the other concerns?

    I mean, for me to take your blood i have to get under the 6 foot limitation anyways.

    I would figure that they would at least run some PR advertisements showing how they sanitize the Mobile Blood Unit vehicles before each donor gets on board to create an environment where they are able to go to the people who are on their database as donors AND WHO WANT TO DONATE WHILE IN THE MOBILE UNIT ETC.

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  • CRITICAL ANALYZER

    YOUR VIDEO CONTAINS A LOT OF BOVINE EXCREMENT
    MUCH OF IT IS BIOCHEMICALLY & PHYSIOLOGICALLY UNSOUND.

    FOR A START …..FAT CAN NOT BE CONVERTED TO SUGAR, EVER !
    POTASSIUM IS NOT NEEDED TO STORE SUGAR EITHER

    HE ALSO DOES NOT SEEM TO KNOW THE CAUSE OF DIABETES OR TO HAVE HEARD OF THE HORMONE GLUCAGONI

    WHAT IS IT THAT HE IS SELLING? GROWTH HORMONE?

    WITH ALL THE RUBBISH ON THIS BLOG, THIS IDIOT HAS TAKEN IT TO THE HEIGHT!

    BYE, BYE

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  • RE Diabetes for the most part is not hereditary, it usually diet based. THIS IS A 40 FOOT CONTAINER OF BOVINE EXCREMENT!

    I am willing to bet with appropriate adjustments to your diet, you will probably be able to reduce your metformin dosage over time and maybe even eventually eliminate it.
    REALLY? TELL US HOW TO DO THAT EXACTLY?

    Watch this video and learn something you doctor probably never told you.

    I HOPE THAT DOCTORS ARE NOT TELLING THEIR PATIENTS THIS BOVINE EXCREMENT, ANYWHERE, OR AT ANYTIME!

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  • @ Commander Theophilus Gazerts

    Your Gatlin is back wukking good I see

    You said and I quote

    “…We now boast of our docility, ignorance and cowardice,

    And you wonder why nothing changes and why we must die a thousand deaths….”

    De ole man has seen many cases where an avowed antagonist, on who was on the side of those proactively discommoding many a Citizen John Doe, Bajan, has become the most avid of supporters for “right and justice” when they are demoted to citizen John Doe.

    I usually happens after leaving the Public Service or they are leaving the same private sector entity that they gave their life to in persecuting the underdogs.

    What has been causing this shift?

    A good question that de ole man answers this way.

    What happening of late is that the “line of demarcation” between “Citizen John Doe and Citizen John Doe who lives in the Heights” HAS BEEN SHIFTING DRAMATICALLY

    and the latter citizen who once enjoyed all the former privileges NOW HAS REALIZED THAT THEY ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM de rest uh we.

    They, the Millennium Heights dwellers, are now beginning to feel the pain of an existence that we, de poor man have long been subjected to, so what we are seeing all over the country is the enforced defiance, the organic intelligence and a fearlessness that has been forced from Bajans.

    Because on one side, politicians have continued to rape them viciously with their shenanigans, whether BLP or DLP, but now, and here is the clincher, the community that they live in has another type of rapist and criminal THE ONES WITH GUNS who are killing them and their children too.

    So now they have developed a conscience called SELF PRESERVATION!

    So we now have a new set of soldiers who have joined the ranks and who, though selfishly incentivized, are another line of defence.

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  • What is the shy$te bout swaying more people?

    “…They would’ve swayed FAR more people to their side had they proven ALL other avenues were exhausted first (e.g. using BAMP BEFORE going to the media)…”

    How many time that sort of shy$e strategy has worked?

    Going to BAMP, going to the Barbados Lawyers Association ting in Roebuck Street opposite Weymouth, going to the Police for de two people who tek bribes in Pornville’s case? going to de Prime Minister Mugabe in the case of the Murder of Abijah Holder by de Tourism saviour MM?

    Dem tings does not work!!!

    Whu people gots to do is show dat we is not frighten no more!!

    Wunna got guns and we got guns to figuratively speaking!

    A well worded letter to Christiane Amanpour about how Mugabe so quick to beg for the assistance of the world for forgiveness of the economy BECAUSE OF COVID BUT she administration led by annuder woman illegally appointed to run de QEH is downtrodding doctors who want better operating conditions BECAUSE OF DE SAME COVID, dat will get results!

    Dis is not a time to waste time begging for one’s rights DEM DAYS DUN AND GONE

    Copy and send to wunna friends all over the world and let dem deal wid de outcomes

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  • The PDP
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/05/23/pdp-wants-answers-regarding-letter-sent-to-qeh-surgeon/

    Just a few days have passed since the story broke. However, the PD must try to be a little faster in mounting a ‘rsponse”. I thought two week had passed before this comment Develop a standard response. that can surface as soon as there is a breaking story. Aresponse that does not bind you to any side but keeps you in the news at the same time as the story.

    The PD is concerned at the recent developments at QEH. The health and welfare of our citizens are of paramount importance. At the same time we wish for the workers and management to have an environment in which they can work effectively and productively. We will be investigating this story and monitoring the responses from both sides.

    Try not to pick a side too quickly.

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  • @GP May 23, 2020 9:15 PM “WITH ALL THE RUBBISH ON THIS BLOG, THIS IDIOT HAS TAKEN IT TO THE HEIGHT!
    BYE, BYE”

    Lol!

    Thanks.

    I will continue listening to a doctor whom I have know for years.

    Since both my parents lived past age 85, including the diabetic parent; and two of my grandparents lived past 80 I will follow their food and physical activity too. I know for sure that they always had my best interest at heart. I went for a nice 2 hour walk in the “broiling” sun yesterday.

    Feeling good.

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  • @Critical Analyser “I am willing to bet with appropriate adjustments to your diet.”

    Probably wants to put me on an 800 calorie a day diet.

    Can I work my ground in the hot sun in Barbados for up to 10 hours a week on an 800 calorie a day diet?

    Stupseee!!

    And tobesides I like food.

    That’s the truth.

    Shortly I will eat a little breadfuit cou-cou with some salmon and some carrots and spinach on the side.

    When it is my time to go out, i will go on my 2 hour walk twice this week. I have found that unlike most Bajans I like the sun. So i tend to leave home at about 1 p.m. and I can walk for up to 2 hours without meeting a single soul. I have the sidewalks all to myself.

    Sweet.

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  • CUD DEAR SIMPLE,

    CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM REVOLVES AROUND THE PROCESSES OF
    GLYCOLYSIS
    GLUCONEOGENESIS
    GLYCOGENESSIS
    GLYCGENOLYSIS
    THE HEXOSE MONOPHOSPHATE SHUNT
    KREBS CYCLE

    THE MORON IN THE VIDEO DID NOT EVEN SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF ANY OF THESE PROCESSES OF GLUCOSE METABOLISM

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  • @Piece the Prophet May 23, 2020 8:30 PM “The mountain did not come to Mohammed so he got up and went to the mountain.”

    I wish.

    I’ve donated many dozens of times over the last 30 years or so. I am a willing donor. I find it easy to do. Don’t mind other people sticking me with needles, but can never stick myself. But I do not have a car. I have to take 2 ZR vans or buses to get there and 2 to get back home. I haven’t got on a public transportation since early March. Still don’t want to do so.

    I wonder if a blood donation is worth $60 BDS for taxi fare? Of course I can’t know if the taxi and driver are well.

    What to do?

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  • They should have blood donation vans coming around every parish if they are serious for blood donor collection, also have blood collections done at the work place. i could swear someone mentioned that before about vans..

    .yall waste money buying overpriced SUVs for messengers to drive around using them to date women..

    …get two vans so people can safely donate blood, then they will not need to put themselves at risk during the plague to do so, using money they don’t have..

    alyuh love to pretend ya international running off to CNN and everything, well i know from personal experience that blood collection drives are made comfortable and easy for those doing the donating..

    always showing up themselves as a third world banana republic punching above an imaginary weight…

    my good deed for the day, dont get used to it..

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan May 24, 2020 1:17 PM

    Are diabetics allowed to donate blood on a regular basis in Bimshire?

    Oh, btw, given your chronic ‘sweet-blood’ condition you ought to avoid the afternoon Sun. Too much exposure can be rather debilitating to the human body.

    Remember the Sun is not only the creator of life but also destroyer of the said life.

    The morning sunshine is more conducive to good health than the evening UV rays.

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  • I ensure that I am ALWAYS properly hydrated.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @GP May 23, 2020 9:15 PM

    I am no doctor but the following pages tell me fat can be converted to glucose by the liver and potassium does play a role in the regulation of blood sugar.

    In any case my overarching point is doctors need to place much more emphasis on nutrition and use medication as a last resort. Too many take the easy way out and prescribe medication first.

    https://dtc.ucsf.edu/types-of-diabetes/type1/understanding-type-1-diabetes/how-the-body-processes-sugar/the-liver-blood-sugar/

    https://www.healthandscience.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1096:increased-potassium-intake-counteracts-hypertension-and-diabetes-us&catid=20&lang=us&Itemid=374

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @Cuhdear Bajan May 24, 2020 12:22 PM

    We have been lulled into believing diet is mainly about the calories, sodium and fat. Nutrition can get very complex but it is all about the nutrient content in the food making up the calories than the calories itself. i.e. 100g of breadfruit is much better than 100g of english potatoes because it is more nutrient dense but alot of people just look at the calories or overall carbohydrates.

    You sound to me like you are doing the right things already. Active people need more carbohydrates to produce that rapid energy boost but if you were leading a sedentary lifestyle I would say check your doctor consumption and type of carbohydrates you are consuming.

    @GP May 24, 2020 12:54 PM
    The guy in the video is giving a general talk to laymen, not a university course on medicine. You must also admit people hear talk about the cutting out sweet stuff and role of insulin part of diabetes more than anything less.

    Again I am no doctor nor do I currently have diabetes but there is nothing wrong with people doing some research on their conditions to understand more about nutrition’s effects on their condition and have some sort of dialog with their doctor on ways to better manage. It is your life and your health at risk, not the doctor’s.

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  • I am here listening to Dr. Elliott Douglin.

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  • Nobody is talking about those black people in North America and Europe who are Vitamin D deficient.

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  • @Critical Analyzer May 24, 2020 3:06 PM “We have been lulled into believing diet is mainly about the calories, sodium and fat. Nutrition can get very complex but it is all about the nutrient content in the food making up the calories than the calories itself. i.e. 100g of breadfruit is much better than 100g of english potatoes because it is more nutrient dense but alot of people just look at the calories or overall carbohydrates.”

    Just had the breadfruit cou-cou etc. i stopped eating “Sunday food” decades ago. I eat mostly “ground food” I put some tomatoes, sweet peppers, onions and some garlic which I grew myself in the sauce. I must tell you it went down proper. Very satisfying.

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  • I think that my diabetes is very well managed. At nearly 70 I still have no physical limitations. I love gardening, that is growing a good bit of my own food, so that even during covid I have been able to keep busy with a good bit of my outdoor activities. I can’t imagine staying indoors for months at a time.

    The sun calls me. I used to live in the north, and the sun called me home.

    Praying for rain though.

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  • CRITICAL ANALYZER

    I WILL NOT WASTE MY TIME WITH YOU
    YOU THINK YOU KNOW BECAUSE YOU CAN GOOGLE SOME BS ON THE INTERNET

    RE The guy in the video is giving a general talk to laymen, not a university course on medicine.

    YOUR LOCAL DR IS ALSO ” giving a general talk to laymen, not a university course on medicine. TOO” UH LIE

    You must also admit people hear talk about the cutting out sweet stuff and role of insulin part of diabetes more than anything less. YOU SHOULD RESTRICT YOUR CARBOHYDRATE INTAKE IF YOU ARE DIABETIC AND THE ROLE OF INSULIN IS PARAMOUNT IN ANY DISCUSSION OF DIABETES

    there is nothing wrong with people doing some research on their conditions to understand more about nutrition’s effects on their condition IF THEY CAN FIND THE CORRECT LITERATURE!

    I AM HAPPY THAT I AM NOT PRACTICING IN THESE DAYS OF GOOGLE TO BE LECTURED BY MEDICAL ILLITERATES WHO DO NOT KNOW ABOUT OR UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY READ

    YOU THINK THAT THE SEVEN AUTHORS OF THE LEADING TEXTS OF BIOCHEMISTRY DONT UNDERSTAND THAT ANY GLUCOSE SALVAGED FROM GLYCEROL IN GLUCONEOGENESIS IS NEGLIGIBLE AND CLOSE TO THE AMOUNT OF BETZ CELLS IN YOUR BRAIN?

    NOW YOU CAN GO AND DEPEND ON A FAT DIET TO GIVE YOU ENOUGH GLYCEROL TO RUN
    GLYCOLYSIS
    GLUCONEOGENESIS
    GLYCOGENESSIS
    GLYCGENOLYSIS
    THE HEXOSE MONOPHOSPHATE SHUNT
    KREBS CYCLE

    BU RUM SHOP IS A PLACE FOR GREAT HILARITY!

    HERE IS ANOTHER BIOCHEMISTRY ILLITERATE TRYING TO TEACH ME BASIC BIOCHEM.

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  • BY THE WAY, THE FOUNDATION OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS IS BIOCHEMISTRY….UH LIE?

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  • Piece the Prophet

    De ole man does find meself wondering and wandering through the digi sphere like and old sojourner who’s comrades have all passed and he is moving in the graveyard LOOKING AT GRAVESTONES that mark the fallen.

    Some tombstones are in such a state of disrepair that you dont know who lies here while others are huge stones of marble, like David Thompson’s grave, pretty but signifying nothing.

    And, in remarking on this blog, de ole man looks at the act of Civic activism and I am led to wonder if, in 4 weeks, when the topic expires, whether others who venture through this blogosphere of digital tombstones will even remember what this article is about!

    Will it be seen as a noble act of a doctor who stood up and spoke out against the persistent evil of a system that has beseiged the QEH halls for years?

    Will Dr Waldron attract a headstone similar to that at Thermoplyae which says “…Go Tell The Spartans, Stranger Passing By That Here Obedient To Their Words We Lie…”?

    Or will it be, as we are seeing daily that, men like him and Caswell Franklyn and others here (like my fellow myope Dr GP) are being called “trouble makers” and are being hinted down on social media and assassinated, digitally?

    You people who still believe in God and country and justice and what is right cant let these few warriors fall prey to these despots and raiders and pillagers of our country.

    Copy and send the link to your friends and family and colleagues SO THAT DR WALDRON FIGHT will not be in vain.

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  • Dr. Waldron was not deploring the the state of the operating theatres at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    There is no need to tell lies to pursue your cause.

    Dr. Waldron complained that the operating theatre at the Enmore Center was inadequate. He did not say that it was deplorable.

    Enmore is NOT, repeat NOT on the same compound as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    When you start telling lies, whether you are government, opposition, spouse, parent, child, people start to lose faith in you.

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  • If the QEH is foolish enough to fire Dr. Waldron, not only will it be his lost. It will be our lost too. And it will a loss to the BLP as well. Because people tend to remember “unfairness”

    People especially remember unfairness in the privacy of the polling booth when they quietly raise their pencils to vote.

    We remember how the DLP cuss Mia and by extension we women at their last meeting.

    We who have pokeys remembered that when we were in the polling booth, and we voted all of the hard doggie men out.

    REMEMBER.

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan wrote “the DLP cuss Mia and by extension we women ”

    so by extension you also have a deep voice? lol

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  • @cuhdear
    A happy and beautiful morning to you
    Please try to post after the juice is out of your system
    Have a great day

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  • @Silly Woman

    The issue here is whether Dr. Waldrond violated his terms and conditions of service. In keeping with the procedure of the QEH – which he signed onto – he and his representative have been summons to a meeting to defend his action when he went public. This is standard operating procedure.

    This and only this is the issue. Leave the emotional rant outside.

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