Another Heather Cole Column – BLACK LIVES MATTER!

Part 1

We are in the midst of what may become the most important part of the of the 21 Century. It is a period ripe with the prospect for change, a revolution not yet coined. A global movement has arisen from the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” in support of black lives and as it affects Barbados, we too must become involved and ride it until the end, pushing to achieve all that we can as the ball is finally in our court. We will not pass this way again in our lifetime.

Blackout Day

The two ladies Marcia Weekes and Lisa Niles who brought to mainstream the recent Blackout Day in support of black businesses in Barbados must be commended. I hope that they will continue and become more organized so that ultimately one day of each week will be dedicated to patronizing black businesses in Barbados. In the spirit of inclusiveness I also hope that all white, brown and any in between will also support black business as black people have patronized their establishments for generations. Some may not have supported this action but the masses have to start somewhere to achieve economic enfranchisement and reduce inequalities in Barbados.

Although I was not surprised by the comments of the Private Sector Organization leader Edward Clarke in the media on July 7th 2020 (I will not comment on it in part 1), I was quite taken back by the comments of Senator Lynette Holder, CEO of the Small Business Association. She stated that “We have identified that small businesses tend to be disadvantaged and they are vulnerable and they represent a vulnerable group and so our focus has been on the issue of size and not the issue of race.” One can ask, how could the organizers not focus on race when it is the determining factor of the disadvantage and vulnerability. In addition she nullified her point as there in a correlation between the size of businesses and race in Barbados.

I hope that in time she recognizes that the activities of her organization to date have not changed the dynamics of black business in Barbados. With respect to both organizations there has been no effort to assist in black economic enfranchisement, shared prosperity, advocating to the banks on the behalf of black businesses, no programs developed to attempt to level the playing field or bringing suggestions to the table at a national level. They had the audacity to say that a blackout day was not the way to go but their way has not worked for black Barbadians. In essence, their way has served to maintain the status quo of inequality.

It is indeed disheartening that the black organizers and participants did not get the satisfaction of a symbolic victory without the accompanying backlash.

The value of black economic lives must matter to those who make up the private sector or black people will choose where to spend their dollar.

Reparations

I watched a recording of the online discussion From Apology to Action – CARICOM’s call for Reparatory Justice on June 6th, 2020. It was stated that the commission has spent 20 years pursuing reparations from Great Britain. Sadly their 10 point plan is missing its most important element; economic enfranchisement. It contains:

1. An apology 6. Eradicating Illiteracy

2. Repatriation 7. Debt Cancellation

3. Indigenous Peoples Programs 8. Psychological Rehabilitation

4. Creation of Cultural Institutions 9. Technology Transfer

5. Public Health 10. African Knowledge

What struck me for the very first time is that CARICOM has recognized the ills of slavery to the extent that it has created a body to pursue reparations for unpaid labour yet at home they have done nothing to create opportunities for economic enfranchisement and black generational wealth. How can they be so cognizant of the fact that it was the lack of compensation to the ex- slaves at emancipation which led to generational poverty and yet do nothing (I am not speaking about the removal of pit toilets) to halt the vicious cycle of poverty?

It is as though Black lives of the distant past matter for reparations, for advocacy to external governments, corporations and universities but the governments turn a blind eye on present oppression. No advocacy, no body or commission has ever been set up to focus on economic enfranchisement or creating generational wealth that has been missing for so long in the lives of the masses of Barbados. 20 years ago if a body had been set up to deal with these issues, I am sure that it would have reaped some measure of success by now.

There is no guarantee that there will be reparations or the form in which they may be given. It is time for our government and the governments in all the territories that made up the British West Indies to make the black lives of the present a priority.

The Statue of Lord Nelson

I was having these should he stay; should he go moments about Admiral Nelson. My resolve now is that any obstacle, feature, relic or law from the colonial era must be removed as it inhibits the economic and social growth of Barbados and infringes on its politics. Admiral Nelson’s statue is a relic of a by gone era that was to have ended in 1966. It is beyond comprehension why he is still standing in National Heroes Square. In leaving the statue up, we will only be passing on this psychological problem to the next generation of black children. If the presence of his statue is still too much for black people to bear, why would we wish to pass this trauma onto the next generation? Black lives in the future must matter too, so Nelson has got to go.

Some Solutions

Black people must recognize their economic value not only to others but to themselves. I wonder if it is the deprivation of slavery that makes us do things in excess. Constant feting, buying a new outfit each week or changing a phone whenever there is an upgrade are just a few things that we do that are not necessary. Why have we adopted the philosophy of a fool buying things that we do not need? If we squander away our earnings, how do we expect to leave an inheritance for our children?

We must buy from each other, save for rainy days, to start businesses, invest in property, to visit the motherland (it will be good for our souls) and for our children’s inheritance.

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  • Paragraph 4 of this article captures some of what I wanted to hear re black businesses, ie., solutions for the way forward.
    We know an issue of our mental slavery is our tendency to acquire material goods over real assets. How do we change this.
    I have no problem removing Nelson but have an issue with the emotion & limited analysis as well as the reality that we are not looking to identify people who should have statutes or roads named after them. My issue also extends to fact that we are always followers and rarely leaders.
    There’s so much to be done to promote mental, financial & even physical health in Barbados. Everybody’s got a story to tell but few can identify strategies or fixes to solve outstanding problems. Just having knowledge appears enough for us as we continue to blame governments for their failures. Apparently we have no right to challenge Government though we admire those who do.

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  • Admiral Nelson’s statue is a relic of a by gone era that was to have ended in 1966.

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    If we want to be rid of relics of a bygone era we should first remove all heroes named from the era.

    This only supports the keeping of any relics of that era up to 1966.

    We should also get rid of all buildings which are relics of this era, including the House of Assembly..

    The churches built prior to 1966 need to go too.

    The Garrison Savannah needs to be be ploughed up and put back into agriculture.

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  • John do relics serve a purpose?

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  • Heather,

    I am sure you know what John’s agenda is. Hal Austin’s advice is to leave him to those “who wish to rant”. In other words, leave him to me. lol

    Do not follow him down his rabbit hole! Maintain your focus so that people who wish to follow your thread can do so by scrolling past John and me. I promise that I will deal with him later. It is just too early to bury the blog.

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  • In the spirit of inclusiveness I also hope that all white, brown and any in between will also support black business as black people have patronized their establishments for generations…..(Quote)

    When the need for inclusivity? Why the apology? Black consumers should go out and whenever possible support black-owned businesses.
    Of course, at some point, we must discuss the politics of black business people, their conservatism, but now is not the time. At some point we also have to deal with the gangsters working in the Port who blackmail small business importers.
    For now the priority is for the black dollar to be mainly spent in black businesses. That is how you build a black economy. No apologies; no inclusiveness; no delays.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Hal
    That’s the problem. It’s our fear of being called racists that makes us look over our shoulder; our fear of offending massa. We are always apologizing and genuflecting because at the end of the day we are seeking permission to defend our blackness.
    Note when we cussing Mottley, Arthur, Barrow, Sinckler or Stuart our writing is bold , and unapologetic.
    So, we have to call a spade a spade and realise that we seem to eat , drink and basically exist in fear. It’s mental, and unfortunately seems to be innate.

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  • @ William

    Remember, Marcus Garvey bought a t rack of land in Liberia to establish his colonisation and development project, but the black Liberian government took it off hi and gave it to Firestone Rubber Company. That tells you all.
    It is now 2500 years since the Muslims moved in to black Egypt. Look at the result. The take over of Barbados may not happen in our lifetime (the two of us are now getting on), but unless we do something, and fast, it will be irreversible.
    Garvey, the most outstanding of that historically impressive line of Jamaicans, also warned us about nation building. Do you think this bunch of jokers led by the president know anything about nation-building?
    They are like mice, nibbling bits of cheese from the larder, and feeling happy with their achievements. The blind knows not what he cannot see.
    In Barbados we shout and scream hysterically, using obscenities and threat es, but at the end of the day there is no progress, no matter how it is measured.

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  • Well am extreme…TIME TO SHUT DOWN ALL MINORITY, white, syrian, indian etc OWNED BUSINESSES IN BARBADOS…they are ALL FRONTS FOR CRIME AND CORRUPTION…..theft of properties and money from the people, money laundering and drug trafficking eg, from the treasury and pension fund by white owned business……more drug and gunrunning and money laundering….eg white, syrian and indian owned businesses….SHUT THEM DOWN..STOP BUYING FROM THEM…

    that should be more then enuff reason to stop spending your money with criminals who are racist and believe they are superior to you….SUPPORT BLACK BUSINESSES ONLY…grow and build your wealth for you and your future generations…don’t care what lies and sabotage the useless Mia government dreams up to slow you down or stop you from progress and wealth. …if they continue…kick them out of the parliament, you owe them nothing, you pay them, they would have no titles if the majority did not vote them in….do not allow them to control you nor the narrative of lies they constantly create and spout in the media…they excel at that but not at fixing anything on the island or bringing intelligent solutions to end the social problems…they have had over 50 years, both nuisance political parties…

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  • How many times have we told those parliament clowns to get rid of those evil, restrictive colonial laws off their statute books…that they are all so determined to keep, those laws were never designed nor intended to FREE the majority population… SHUT down all those minority owned criminal enterprises posing as private sector businesses….CUT ALL CASH FLOW to them from the public and the public purse …and watch the difference….the people have the power right in their hands, to do just that…

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  • William Skinner

    @ Hal
    Reading the apologists both in BU, the so-called “ traditional” media and Brasstacks, I am reminded of what Marcus Garvey said about “the enemy within”.
    We have people on BU who have never owned a business; never employed a single person but will come here pulling down their black brothers and sisters, who have to daily struggle on an uneven playing field.
    I can tell you about the struggle of decent brothers and sisters whose ideas were stolen; projects denied finance by the banking system and then two months later , the same projects shoot up under the ownership of minorities.
    I know first hand about ideas , at least one of mine derailed by minority forces in the tourist industry.
    I read clowns on BU who have depended on other people’s cheques to make a living pulling down hardworking self employed blacks while heaping praise on whites and other minorities who had head starts with inherited wealth and pure racism.
    All races have failures, womanizers and unscrupulous employers. But to read the negativity and pure venom directed at our own , makes Marcus Garvey’s warning more profound today than ever.
    Peace, the struggle continues.
    Venceremos

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  • Nelson the Racist – Part 1

    We were told that there should be no statues of slave owners, so the statue of Nelson must be removed. When I asked for supporting evidence that Nelson owned slaves, none could be found. So we are told to believe that Nelson was a racist. Our response is the same – where is the evidence.

    In Barbados, it is common for influential people to claim that: up is down, in is out, and black is white. Those who bow down and accept this new normal are left alone. Those who promote the lunacy are rewarded. Those who cannot sacrifice their integrity, become targets.

    Since the evidence was not provided, I went looking for myself. Here is what I found.

    Any slave, including from Barbados, that was able to board Nelson’s ship, or any ship in his fleet, was instantly freed and protected from recapture. That freed man was then allowed to work on the ship until it landed in a safe port [1]. On Nelson’s flag ship during his last battle, there were eight West Indian black men [2].

    During the time on board, if the free black man worked, then he was treated the same as any of the white seaman, and received equal pay. They were also promoted on merit, trusted with rifles, and were commended for their bravery and skill [3].

    When vaccinating the crew in 1800, the method was to inoculate the first in line. Then his blood was drawn and used to inoculate the next in line, and so on until the crew was inoculated. The first to receive the inoculation was a black man, which meant that white sailors down the line had the blood of the black man [4].

    Is this the new standard for being condemned as a racist? Evidence of racism is treating others differently because of their race.

    The evidence shows that Nelson treated people based on merit, not race. Therefore, until contrary evidence is provided by those making the accusation, we have to conclude that there is insufficient evidence to condemn him as a racist.

    Rather than the accusers present their evidence of racism, we are told to believe that Nelson supported slavery. Again, where is the evidence beyond making the fanciful claim and demanding that everyone bow down.

    I went looking for evidence that Nelson supported slavery, and found a lot of evidence – that Nelson did not support slavery. Actually, he used his reputation to free slaves. We should honestly follow the evidence, to learn the truth, regardless of how inconvenient it is to our biased agendas.

    I will present the evidence for Nelson supporting and opposing slavery in Part 2.

    Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

    The references to Part 1 follow.

    [1] Lowry. Fiddlers & Whores: The Memoirs of James Lowry, a Young Surgeon in Nelson’s Mediterranean Fleet. 2013. p.141
    [2] Davey. Nelson, Navy and Nation. 2013. p.297.
    [3] Davey. Nelson, Navy and Nation. 2013. p.308.
    [4] Browne. The Seasick Admiral. 2016. p.210.

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  • @William

    Be careful of the language used, such as there is only one race, the human race; that we are all one; that All Lives Matter, etc. It is the language of surrender.
    I will give you another example. For a very long time I have been campaigning for a Barbados House to be developed in the UK, as a community centre for visiting and resident Barbadians.
    At the time property was relatively cheap (pubs were closing down) in the centre. I suggested t wo ways of funding. One, getting the NIS to make a commercial investment by buying the property and charging a market rent. the second way was to establish a trust, get a commercial mortgage, and price services accordingly.
    One influential voice came out and said it was a silly idea; why, he did not say. I countered by calling for a group to look at the viability of the idea. It was also opposed. Sometime later the former high commissioner decided to call the high commission Barbados House. What a coincidence?
    @ William, no connection with the above, but here is another Garvey quote: “The traitor of other races is generally confined to the mediocre or irresponsible individual, but,, unfortunately, the traitors among the Negro race are generally to be found among the men highest placed in education and society, the fellows who call themselves leaders.”

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  • It is what is known as mental slavery.
    And it is engrained in the black population. I thought we had established that. It has hindered our march towards equality.

    For how can we be equal if we don’t really believe we are?

    And as I have preached from the very begining, “Let’s start at the very begining, a very good place to start!”

    Our problems are mainly in our minds. We can do much in Barbados to wrest power away. We are after all, the majority without whom the minorities would have no business. If we saw our progress as inextricably linked and supported and celebrated each other’s successes it would pave the way for others.

    PS. I am sure there must be some African proverb that can replace my Julie Andrews line.

    Maybe we can start there. Does anybody know it?

    WURA? Pachamama? Miller? Kiki? Anybody ?

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  • Donna…let’s start with the LIES TOLD by western media, wicked minorities who have ulterior motives and slaveminded black people in the Caribbean and even in Africa……when the African descended go to countries in Africa they are ALWAYS welcomed as brothers and sisters…..and that welcome always states….welcome back home, contrary to what all those frauds and other wicked people, many of them Black, put out there, some nigerians are famous for being stupid when they migrate to western countries , ya just have to remind them that they were and are the VERY FIRST to be colonized by portugal, spain and later france and UK, they still act like they are colonized and mentally enslaved just like many Bajans who act the same way…..

    …ask Pacha..

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  • If wonder if MS. Cole knows that, the Black Lives Matter Organisation is a Marxist BasedUnit, Hell bent on the Destruction of the Family and Everything you Consider Right, to Usher in the Utopia of Venezuela.

    Freedom is of the opinion that the writer is trying to Institutionalize Racism to try to eliminate her perception of Racism.

    Once some time ago, Freedom knew a top Afro Caribbean Banker who said to me, Barbadians make good managers but they lack an Entrepreneurial Spirit they must be told what to do. They do not try something new or come up with unique ideas. As I look back on my life experiences, when we talk to our fellow younger Barbadians and ask them what they want do in life, we hear from their own lips about getting a job or working for Government such as a Teacher and in the Professional class they aspire to be Doctors and Lawyers. The Largest Departments in the UWI is to produce Lawyers and Doctors, peoples whose knowledge base is only Based on Rote Learning, not Innovative thinking.

    Is Ms. Cole acting like Mia now, who said that the Consumption of salt is a legacy of Slavery or is Ms.Cole so woke now, that she would agree with the PM of Zimbabwe that the reason that Zimbabwe is in the mess that it is, is because the white people did not teach them how to rule and run the Government.

    People’s Behaviour is more of a Result of Culture than thinking. But now Victim-hood which causes you to extend your hand, and say give me what is yours, is now esteemed as the method to use having supplanted ‘By the Sweat of thy Brow’, to encouraging Envy! It does not matter who you Envy from, (White, Indian or Chinese) all that matters is Envy and the willingness to take what is thy Brothers. So now, you have Supplanted the Commandments of God of by the “Sweat of thy Brow”, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”

    Thank for pointing out the Power of Culture rather than Thinking … says Ms.Cole “I wonder if it is the deprivation of slavery that makes us do things in excess’…like buying this and that. That is the Equivalent of Mia Blaming present day Hypertension in Barbados on Slavery with the excess of salt in their diets?

    Has Ms.Cole Ever Heard of Free Will?

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  • Heather ColeJuly 15, 2020 11:13 PM

    John do relics serve a purpose?

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    Yes!

    I’d hate to see them plough back under the Garrison Savannah or bulldoze the various parish churches.

    You’ve clearly realised the slavery connection to Nelson is rubbish and are beating about looking for a reason, any reason, to move him!!

    Which I am enjoying.

    All you have to do is get in the spirit and claim the second commandment and I would support your logic to move Nelson and all other statues as graven images.

    But that’s not going to happen, is it?

    You can’t act good enough to impersonate a person filled with the spirit.

    Besides, your hypocrisy would be exposed.

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  • (Quote):
    We are in the midst of what may become the most important part of the of the 21 Century. It is a period ripe with the prospect for change, a revolution not yet coined. A global movement has arisen from the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” in support of black lives and as it affects Barbados, we too must become involved and ride it until the end, pushing to achieve all that we can as the ball is finally in our court. We will not pass this way again in our lifetime. (Unquote)
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    Spoken like a true ‘Visionary’.

    This pandemic ought to be seen as a blessing in disguise for the ebony-skin people in the Diaspora.

    Given the cry of “Black Lives Matter” to rally around, this is the last opportunity being offered to them to make the dream of Marcus Garvey come true.

    This final battle cry for survival to justify their future existence has now reached its crescendo.

    Barbados being the former “model slave society” has the golden opportunity to reverse that charred image of social and economic disenfranchisement still reflected today in the economic mirror of being modern-day hewers of wood and carriers of water for other races.

    But this battle cannot be won unless the black female takes charge to protect and safeguard that physically-brutalized and mentally-battered group of children of the Sun.

    The black woman is the one more fit to take on this leadership role since she is the one is who stronger and better-off, both psychologically and materially.

    It was the black woman, generally speaking, who guided the black ‘disintegrated family’ through the period of slavery, exploitation, violence and cultural suppression.

    She is the one still in charge of the purse strings and can determine with whom to spend those ‘so–to-be’ scarce ‘coppers’; digital or otherwise.

    Social Media has its positive opportunities as demonstrated with the BLM movement.

    Instead of abusing it by turning it into and instant gossip column why not employ it also as a digital tool to market ‘black-made’ goods and services to the world.

    Don’t let those opportunities slip down the drain as in the case the MLK movement from which the benefits of Affirmative Action are still to flow into the river of black economic enfranchisement.

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  • MillerJuly 16, 2020 10:03 AM

    It was the black woman, generally speaking, who guided the black ‘disintegrated family’ through the period of slavery, exploitation, violence and cultural suppression.

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    Why is it now that it is 3 times more likely than in the 60’s for a black child in the US to be born to an unwed mother.

    I would submit that the disintegration of the black family in the US occurred after Civil Rights and the nuclear family was the rule rather than the exception.

    Government makes a poor substitute as a father.

    https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/07/24/todays-nuclear-threat-involves-family/87456996/

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  • @ John July 16, 2020 10:03 AM
    “I’d hate to see them plough back under the Garrison Savannah or bulldoze the various parish churches.
    You’ve clearly realised the slavery connection to Nelson is rubbish and are beating about looking for a reason, any reason, to move him!!”
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    If Bajans can destroy a relic of earlier historical significance by the wilful demolition of the Fort George reservoir (a relic named in honour of a rather famous King of Britain) why would it have such serious iconoclastic consequences for the relocation of an idol dedicated to a known white supremacist?

    Nelson was a well-known pro-slavery promulgator with very little social or historical connections to Barbados other than it being known (in his one eye) as a hellhole and as a den of prostitution for British sailors and soldiers many of whom contracted venereal diseases of those times.

    Maybe your local chapter of white supremacists can do a whip-round among their Quakers business friends and have the statue relocated to the junction of Nelson & Wellington Streets to symbolize what he genuinely thought of Barbados.

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  • Reparations is the next step of progression in #BLACKLIVESMATER protests and Barbados is on the ball to lead a movement across the African diaspora worldwide, but is should be a #BLACKLIFE movement a life plan integrating all activity of black people where there is no concept of time with a separate past and future and only a merging of all into the now. The relevant facts, arguments, considerations, project plans will be unlimited in size as an ongoing developing building systems process and database of truths.

    400 years of white supremacy, colonialism, global capitalism has defined the world of today. 400 years of undoing it is needed.

    One current #BLACKLIVESMATER / Racism debate is that Jesus was not white
    follow up point was neither was his father the creator of everything

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  • The magazine at Fort George was destroyed and I hated to see it destroyed.

    The fact is that it is gone and there is nothing to be done.

    Life will go on and anyone with any sense would appreciate the loss and their powerlessness to do anything about it..

    21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

    https://connectusfund.org/the-lord-giveth-and-the-lord-taketh-away-meaning-job-1-21-kjv

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  • @ John July 16, 2020 10:15 AM
    “I would submit that the disintegration of the black family in the US occurred after Civil Rights and the nuclear family was the rule rather than the exception.”
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    The nuclear family is a ‘Western’ concept determined by the requirements of an industrialized economy.

    The ‘extended’ family arrangement is what prevails in agrarian and village-based societies which fit easily into black ‘culturally disrupted’ family situation.

    The mass movement of the freed slaves from the South to the more industrialized North could have influenced this expectation to copy the social values of the period in places like Chicago and New York

    That may be a statistical observation by you taken out of its demographic and societal context purposely without reference to the negative impact of the chain gang and the deliberate incarceration of black men undertaken as a business enterprise.

    What about Barbados?

    Can you explain the many ‘light-skin’ people in Barbados?

    Are they also the relics of marriages between one enslaved race of people (from West Africa) and the other ‘master’ race made in the image of your European god inflicted on the psyche of those brainwashed savages saved from the Muslims on that dark Continent?

    Now we don’t want you going off on a tangent to explain your ‘mixed-up’ racist self.

    We all know why white men are most envious of their slave-bred counterparts.

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  • Is the Quaker-founded Barclays Bank, one of the key funders of slavery, going to pay reparations? And if so, to Sir Hillary’s Corporate Investment fund?

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  • Barclays Banks was also involved in Apartheid South Africa

    British Empire ‘stopped’ slavery in 1833

    but then colonised Africa in 1870

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  • “Social Media has its positive opportunities as demonstrated with the BLM movement.

    Instead of abusing it by turning it into and instant gossip column why not employ it also as a digital tool to market ‘black-made’ goods and services to the world.”

    too many of them can’t see the opportunities that social media affords, some people have social media platforms for Black people only and am sure 99.5% of them will not even check for those …but still comoda and happy being the colonial slave minded and will pass that one to their vulnerable children and grandchildren.

    this is the time for the Black only businesses to be built and expanded..

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  • We all know Portuguese started the atlantic slave trade so lets see if you will see reparations from them otherwise get in line behind the Scots that were used as military fodder for years before anyone even knew of africa. At least you guys were giving an island they stole our stone of scone and didnt even want to give it back till recently…..thats a phuckin stone and look how hard they were parting with it…and you think they are gonna cough up a load of brass lol.
    Now is Drake shopping at black business or lime grove.

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  • Oh dear! Down John’s rabbit hole they go! And after I warned them to leave the madman to the madwoman too!

    DO NOT ALLOW HIM TO LEAD THE DISCUSSION! Let him join Tucker Carlson’s fired head writer wherever he is spewing his racist filth.

    We knew Trump was racist. He loves Tucker Carlson. We knew Tucker Carlson was racist from his teleprompter script. And now the head script writer’s alias has been unmasked with unambiguous racist posts that cannot be denied.

    Just as John racism cannot be denied because these are his peeps!

    PS. ARE WE DOWN TO ZERO YET? WHERE IS YOUR WICKET- KEEPING DOC? Is he hiding in a bunker in COVID RIDDLED FLORIDA? Please tell your very stable genius that he can manipulate CDC stats but the hospitals can still pass them on to the press.

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  • i hear anderson cooper bought a baby

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  • What has Anderson Cooper to do with anything?

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  • That funny interview recently where Ms. Fighting Imperalism was pimping for an apology from UK when she had to be reminded by the interviewer that it was given by Blair in 2007 and which meant absolutely nothing then or now, can now be dissected and dismissed since the sensible knows that an apology is not enuff….

    they really need some help in that parliament….yall are welcome.

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  • Hey, Lawson!

    Would U let a JET BLACK congo n****er do Lasik eye surgery on U for 50% off?

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  • Does GP still love Tucker Carlson?

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  • “i hear anderson cooper bought a baby.”

    lol….Donna, he must be trying to convince Justin to buy a baby too..Drake got a wide-bodied PRIVATE JET…why would he want to go shop at second rate over priced limegrove…when he can fly anywhere within hours and get anything at cost…

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  • Well Donna what if it was a black baby he bought???? Sure as long as you are qualified. My buddy was one of the first to have it done in ottawa and as they the machine passes for a second time the technician says …oh oh they had to wait 6 months then send him to new york all expenses paid to have it redone. We have many good Drs of carribean decent in ottawa over the years Rudy Gittens for one.

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  • Lawson,

    Not so fast!

    You’re handing out restitution money before you even have it. Before the people of the Caribbean receive a single cent for slavery, the Germans, Czechs, Hungarians, Romanians, Bulgarians, North Africans and other peoples must be compensated for the slavery of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire systematically enslaved these frontier peoples, disenfranchised them and hindered their development. These claims are much older and because of the interest over 2000 years much bigger. The debtors are England, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Albanians, Serbs, Croats, Austrians and Swiss.

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  • you can never underestimate compound interest.

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  • Lawson,

    Just checking! Tucker Carlson’s head writer said he would not. These are the people who write for Fox News. Tucker Carlson is now on vacation until he can find another racist writer who is is not so foolish as to get caught being undeniably racist on social media. He won’t fool us though. We know racist ideology when we hear it. We won’t be fooled by a racist pig in red lipstick.

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  • The blogmaster sides with the view Barbadians should be cautious about a wholesale adoption of boycotting Black business being promoted in the US and other developed countries. The structure of how business is done is different to compare to other countries. Many businesses in Barbados have a mix of beneficial owners and many of the sources to supply goods are owned by non Black entities. What Black business must do is a better job at demonstrating a willingness to grow partnerships/alliances to leverage economies of scale (resources). Lead from the front!

    For Black enfranchisement to take place at the level desired, greater sweat equity needs to be allocated to the process. To ask Bajans to support Black business as a stand-alone request is playing to the gallery and will achieve nothing.

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  • @William

    On an anonymopus blog how do you know the

    people on BU who have never owned a business; never employed a single person but will come here pulling down their black brothers and sisters, who have to daily struggle on an uneven playing field.

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  • The difference is that these people were allowed to remain in their homelands and never lost their identity. Another problem is that the rocks they placed us on are small and lacking in natural resources. We cannot compete under WTO rules.

    And another problem is that we are still being oppressed today.

    I would be satisfied with just debt forgiveness. Then the rest could be handled. First our governments would have to put systems in place to stamp out corruption or else it would all be in vain.

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  • I totally agree David, if Donna opens her lasik business she may not have to give the 50% off if she serves every tone because we know the whites on the island could afford full pop. Confining yourself to one segment of the population may hurt all business in the long run.

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  • “To ask Bajans to support Black business as a stand-alone request is playing to the gallery and will achieve nothing.”

    and that way of thinking which is not progressive but borders on protectionist is why the new age REFINED and invisibly engineered disenfranchisement, racism, oppression, exploitation, suppression and thefts from and AGAINST the BLACK majority population and their beneficiaries..your children and grandchildren will continue for 5 more decades, because yall never seem to learn anything…

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  • @ Lawson July 16, 2020 12:21 PM

    Seriously now. We all know that the principal debtor, Great Britain, will refuse to pay a substantial sum.

    In any event, CARICOM members should use the issue of slavery crimes as a lever to negotiate more favourable conditions in the offshore financial industry. The small islands in the Caribbean are forced to focus on services. It is therefore highly unfair that the OECD and the EU are destroying our offshore financial business. If we could achieve an annual increase in offshore financial business of USD 250 million, that would be a huge sum over 10 or 20 years, which would significantly improve our financial stability and social services.

    Historical examples already exist. I am thinking here, please don’t laugh, of the Indian reservations in the USA, which have received special permission to operate casinos, and are thus raking in massive amounts of money (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act). We would therefore need a Caribbean Financial Regulatory Treaty.

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  • and ya done know when raggedy ass Lawson agrees with you,there is something not quite right…

    just remember how long it took ….DECADES …before only SOME of us figured out what the same shitty private sector business class of criminals, other minorities and the TRAITORS in the parliament have been up for 40 years…4 decades, 2 generations..robbing the people and island…some Bajans still don’t know, blissfully ignorant and unaware, it took years of blogging for it to be exposed…yall will never see the next wave coming, there may be no one around to point it out to you anyway…most will be comfortable and happy victims of Stockholm Syndrome…

    and don’t forget what the independence sham entailed, most still don’t know, the colonial slaves immersed and embedded in the colonial system still don’t know that they were set up for the last 50 years…..lol

    masterful engineering, if nothing else, it must be admired.

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  • “If we could achieve an annual increase in offshore financial business of USD 250 million, that would be a huge sum over 10 or 20 years, which would significantly improve our financial stability and social services.”

    right…and just how much of it will yall TIEF…..ya know the parliament rats must tief from their people and look for fellow thieves to help them..

    the criminals in DLP were already setting up to rob at least 140,000 Black African descendants of reparations out of a population of more than 260,000 African descended and that was at least 3 or 4 years ago, before they were kicked out of the parliament and long before this movement started to pick up steam, they were already counting and calculating how much money they were going to get in reparations ON BEHALF OF AND AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE and how much they would tief from more than half the population, sinking these unaware and vulnerable people into more generational poverty..

    DLP had .their hands and tongues all stretched out and drooling for what did not belong to them…had they survived the electorate i want to know just how they were going to explain that theft of reparations away, am sure they would as usual try to blame it on their victims with their usual barrel of lies in the local government pimp fake media…

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  • Grenville Phillips
    Nelson, the Opposer of Slavery – Part 2

    In part one, we provided sufficient credible evidence to show that Nelson was not a racist. We shall now examine his position on slavery. We shall first present evidence that Nelson opposed slavery, and then evidence that he supported it. After reading both sides, you will be in a position to make an informed conclusion – which is how it should be.

    During the Napoleonic war with France, the French were capturing thousands of Europeans, and selling them as slaves [1]. Whole European families were also captured by pirates and sold into slavery for life – with no hope of being freed [2]. This type of slavery had been going on for hundreds of years.

    Barbadian historian, Ronnie Huges, rejected the idea of white slaves in Barbados [3]. He is correct. There is no equivalence between the relatively brief indentured servitude of Europeans, Indians and Asians, and the lifelong slavery of Africans in the Caribbean and Americas – none whatsoever!

    That said, the enslavement of Europeans and Africans by the Islamic north-African countries, was – different. In Barbados, slaves were a labour investment. If they did not produce, then the merchant risked bankruptcy, and the plantation was sold – and many were.

    REPLACEABLE TOYS.

    In North Africa, slaves were treated like replaceable toys, or machines. A surgeon in Nelson’s fleet described his observations.

    “His seraglio does not even consist of an amazing number of wives and concubines, but likewise of little boys from the ages of eight to seventeen, upon whom he commits that abominable crime. I could not credit this information until I had ocular proof of it. I saw in one apartment a number of these boys, and the keeper stuffing them with flour and water, the same as poulterers do turkeys.” [4]

    While the women and youth were generally condemned to sex-slavery, the men were condemned to hard labour in agricultural fields, quarries, or worse – the galley.

    Galley slaves were permanently chained to the galleys while at sea, which could be for several months. They ate, slept, were beaten, and defecated in the same seat. Some were permanently chained to their seats for almost two decades until they died, or were to weak to row [5].

    In 1797, after Nelson rescued a fraction of 2,000 Austrians, whom the French sold into slavery, his commander wrote: “It is high time that a stop should be put to this abominable traffic, a million times more disgraceful than the African Slave Trade;” [6].

    DOING THE RIGHT THING.

    Nelson tried to use his reputation to free enslaved persons of all races. Sometimes he was successful, like in 1799 when he was able to free 25 Moors and Turkish slaves [7], and sometimes he was not [8].

    Nelson frequently disobeyed orders to do what was right, regardless of the consequences. He hated unfairness, and disobeyed the orders of his commander in Barbados, so that he could stop the unfair advantage of US ships operating in the West Indies [9].

    Nelson also used his own money to investigate corruption in the Caribbean, and uncovered corrupt activities in Barbados (worth approximately BD$80M), St Lucia (BD$100M), Antigua (BD$165M), and Jamaica (over BD$230M) [26]. Naturally, he made himself an enemy of the slave-owning planters and merchants [10].

    Nelson also disobeyed orders from his commanders during battles, which resulted in him winning battles. Had he lost, he probably would have been sentenced to death, but he had confidence in his brilliant military strategies.

    Nelson understood his limits, and those were the Laws of England, which reflected political considerations. A dispatch to Parliamentarian Wyndham in 1799, requesting authorisation to fight for the enslaved, is revealing.

    “Dear Sir,
    “I am this moment favoured with your letter of November 21st; and my blood boils that I cannot chastise these Pirates. They could not show themselves in the Mediterranean, did not our Country permit.

    “Never let us talk of the cruelty of the African Slave Trade, while we permit such a horrid war. But on the other hand, was I present with the Fleet of England, I could not prevent it, without plunging our Country in a war which our Merchants would reprobate, and Ministers not support me in. The Germans having entire possession of the Tuscan State, can by the help of the Russian ships send troops for the protection of those Islands.

    “My heart bleeds. Let Government send me the necessary orders, and I will answer for chastising these Pirates.” [11]

    THE HORRORS OF SLAVERY.

    When the horrors of slavery are understood, people with consciences become opponents of slavery. Until then, they may be deceived by romantic notions of a different, tolerable type of slavery. Perhaps the slavery of Joseph in the Bible, who managed his owner’s house and became the Prime Minister of Egypt. Perhaps indentured servitude.

    Thomas Trotter was a surgeon, who worked on a slave ship in 1783 because he needed a job. What he witnessed changed his mind, and made him bitterly opposed to the slave trade. He would later become the Physician of the Channel fleet during 1795 and 1802 [12].

    Naval officers who spend most of their time on their ships, and do not inspect the treatment of slaves, may be unaware of the horrors of slavery. However, the horrors were well known to many in the Mediterranean.

    Nelson not only hated corruption, unfairness, and orders that could unnecessarily harm his crew, he also hated hypocrisy. He hated the hypocrisy of trying to outlaw the Atlantic slave trade, while ignoring the European and North African slave trade. That brings us to the evidence used to claim that Nelson supported slavery.

    Unfortunately, I have exceeded the word-count for this article. Therefore, Part 3 (evidence that Nelson supported slavery) will follow shortly.

    Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

    References for Part 2 follow.

    [1] Fraser. The Soldiers whom Nelson Led – Their Doings Described by Themselves. P.92.

    [2] Lowry. Fiddlers & Whores: The Memoirs of James Lowry, a Young Surgeon in Nelson’s Mediterranean Fleet. 2013. p.141.

    [3] Government of Barbados. Report of the Committee for National Reconciliation, Vol 2. P.91.

    [4] Lowry. Fiddlers & Whores: The Memoirs of James Lowry, a Young Surgeon in Nelson’s Mediterranean Fleet. 2013. p.140.

    [5] Ekin. The Stolen Village – Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates. 2006. p.187.

    [6] Fraser. The Soldiers whom Nelson Led – Their Doings Described by Themselves. 2011. P.92.

    [7] Harrison. Life of Lord Nelson, Vol 2. 1806. P.23.

    [8] Letters and Dispatches of Horatio Nelson – Vol 4 1799 to 1801. P.112.

    [9] The Life of Lord Nelson, Vol 1 by Robert Southey p.35.

    [10] The Life of Lord Nelson, Vol 1 by Robert Southey p.37.

    [11] Letters and Dispatches of Horatio Nelson – Vol 4 1802 to 1804. P.125.

    [12] Browne. The Seasick Admiral. P.104.

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  • “Peter Lawrence Thompson
    uhtSponsore7dhh ·
    I don’t think that it occurs to most White people living in Barbados that Black people living here are already living in a post apocalyptic world.”

    i don’t think it occurs to most Black Bajans either…and that is why the minority whites need to be hit with a solid dose of reality… LITERALLY…. that without the Black majority their asses will starve and have to run off the island….it’s time for them to feel the WRATH OF KARMA…they have had it too easy for far too long….and have been too racist, disrespectful, thieving and ungrateful toward the black majority for far longer…

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  • …THE SURPRISE IS THAT IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT SLAVERY IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE IN THIS OUR MODERN DAY WORLD.

    Still affecting mainly our brothers and sisters we focus our efforts on slavery of the past and completely quiet about present day slavery. We should be keeping 100 times more noise about slavery still existing unchallenged but we are more like our ancestors that we are now criticising by keeping quiet than we would like to admit.

    AFRICA’S ROLE IN SLAVERY

    ‘This is absolutely the best of times to talk about the African participation in slavery. This is absolutely the worst of times to talk about the African participation in slavery.

    There is strong preference for uncomfortable truths about the matter to be kept out of sight. But this is a good time to undertake a disinterment.

    The great early 20th-Century black writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, bitterly complained that “the white people held my people in slavery here in America. They had bought us, it is true, and exploited us.

    But the inescapable fact that stuck in my craw was: My people had sold me … My own people had exterminated whole nations and torn families apart for a profit before the strangers got their chance at a cut. It was a sobering thought. It impressed upon me the universal nature of greed.” And we might add, the universal nature of slavery….’

    Read More @ http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/focus/20151025/africas-role-slavery

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  • WURA-War-on-U may seem like a hothead and loose cannon but has a point about not trusting white USA + UK in trade and business. As proven with China they will never allow a level playing field and as proven with Johnson and Trump the majority are still full on racist. Black USA and UK are trustworthy although communities have disappeared and people have spread out all over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Ty1AvzpBk

    Countries like Barbados would be better forming pacts with a developing Africa becoming part of an African Union to play the long term future game. People can get dual citizenship to live in two places, Barbados seems a good place for holiday and retirement homes.

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  • Barbados will have to figure out its place in the grand scheme of things…unless the leaders who are delusional and believe they are rulers and controllers of the black population …and not the servants of the people…..have fallen in love with their current labels of maintaining a racist apartheid slave society that they force their own people to pay for generationally, money that could uplift the population and generate jobs and wealth…….up to them, people will be writing books about them for decades going forward, continuous embarrassment and no one cares if they will be able to handle all that fall out…..

    The Black majority who fund the island will have to understand that they will be entitled to not only dual citizenship on the Continent but the way things are shaping up will have multiple countries in Africa to choose from, they also have to understand that all the trappings and birthrights that being the descendants of African slaves affords them…..it will be up to them to waste that opportunity…at this point, they coming to grips with the changes occurring IN THEIR FAVOR, thanks to BLACK PEOPLE…REAL PEOPLE….and not the pretenders who jump out from time to time and definitely NOT a bunch of greedy, trifling frauds in the parliament who would seek to destroy any movement that will help their people, they can’t even bring themselves to speak out against racism or the killing of Black people in US and UK…… checking for ancestral homeland is even more important than dwelling on UK or US who have their own massive problems right now. and are quite busy….unless Black Bajans plan to remain the victims of colonialism, greedy, dependent parasitic minorities and their own corrupt governments and go down as just a footnote in history…victims again…. all up to them…

    am sure many on the blog did not even think things would have gotten this far, they have seen nothing yet……but i did warn Ms. Fighting Imperialism to dismantle the slave society, racism etc.. the very first month or earlier when she got elected…

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  • Hal AustinJuly 16, 2020 10:54 AM

    Is the Quaker-founded Barclays Bank, one of the key funders of slavery, going to pay reparations? And if so, to Sir Hillary’s Corporate Investment fund?

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

    Slavery was going on long before Barclays came on the scene.

    Do the math, about 200 years!!

    By 1585, 63 years before there were any Quakers, there were about 10,000 African slaves in Pernambuco.

    Where did the bulk of the slaves in the trans Atlantic slave trade wind up?

    Portuguese and Spanish colonies.

    The British Empire emancipated ~800K slaves in 1833/4.

    Considering upwards of 12 million were taken out of Africa to the New World that is a remarkably small number.

    Peanuts.

    How come so few people (Quakers) could have such a remarkable effect on the entire World?

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  • In less than 200 years, Quakers abolished slavery and the slave trade.

    Isn’t that remarkable?

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  • Lord Nelson day coming soon.

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  • One day coming soon the people will rise up.

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  • The indigenous African in the western diaspora and across the Caribbean Americas has the right to peace, security and protection from threats to their well being and quality of life. The indigenous African women and children have the right to be protected from all forms of rape and violence directed at them, that is what their taxes are paiding for, protection from crimes against themselves..

    ▼Article XXX. Right to peace, security, and protection
    1. Indigenous peoples have the right to peace and security. 2. 3. Indigenous peoples have the right to recognition and respect for their institutions for the maintenance of their organization and control of their communities and peoples. Indigenous peoples have the right to protection and security in situations or periods of internal or international armed conflict, in accordance with international humanitarian law.

    States, in compliance with international agreements to which they are party, in particular those of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, including the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and Protocol II thereof relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts, shall, in the event of armed conflicts, take adequate measures to protect the human rights, institutions, lands, territories, and resources of indigenous peoples and their communities. Likewise, States: a. Shall not recruit indigenous children and adolescents into the armed forces under any circumstances; b. Shall adopt effective reparation measures and provide adequate resources for said reparation, in conjunction with the indigenous peoples concerned, for the damages or harm caused by an armed conflict.

    c. Shall take special and effective measures in collaboration with indigenous peoples to guarantee that indigenous women and children live free from all forms of violence, especially sexual violence, and shall guarantee the right of access to justice, protection, and effective reparation for harm caused to the victims. 5. Military activities shall not take place in the lands or territories of indigenous peoples, unless justified by a relevant public interest or otherwise freely agreed to or requested by the indigenous peoples concerned.

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  • Here is some music for your brain with a tune called

    This Foundation, Jah Foundation, Guided Missiles From Left Toe

    on earth he dwelled behold lambs bread of mount zion although I am not a slave they use me + 144 thousand + they were all formed by his name jah rastafari
    this foundation is in holy mount zion great things have been said of thee oh city of zion I make mention to them that know ethiopia is their desire faith has come on them + he delivered
    Jah loves gates of zion more than all dwellings of jacob

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  • What is remarkable is that you have not realised that you have no credibility on this blog. What is remarkable is that you continue to waste your time posting nonsense that nobody believes. What is remarkable is that you have nothing better to do.

    PS. What is remarkable is that hungry Barbados is now considering whether a burning belly is preferable to inflamed lungs and is therefore hesitant to resume travel out of the USA.

    It seems that the epicenter of the COVID pandemic is now your “functioning” states. The refrigerated trucks outside the overwhelmed hospitals is apparently frightening to our officials.

    Why would anyone believe anything that you say seeing as how you were totally on board with the USA Destroyer?

    Where is your learned wicket-keeper Dr. GP? Why has he abandoned you?

    #somuchforbarbadosscholarships

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  • NorthernObserver

    That lady must be @John sister.

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  • WURA,

    WUHLAUS! The criminal syndicate got some familiar names!

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  • NO,

    Yup! Seems she has maintained her sanity, though.

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  • DonnaJuly 17, 2020 8:39 AM

    It seems that the epicenter of the COVID pandemic is now your “functioning” states.

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

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8525813/CDC-director-says-COVID-19-spike-South-likely-caused-Northeast-vacationers.html

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  • “WURA,

    WUHLAUS! The criminal syndicate got some familiar names!”

    lol…

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  • NorthernObserverJuly 17, 2020 8:44 AM

    That lady must be @John sister.

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

    Yup.

    She is the clear one in the family!!

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  • Same old same old. Puck up yuh inheritance and hope yuh die of old age.

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  • @John July 16, 2020 10:16 PM
    “In less than 200 years, Quakers abolished slavery and the slave trade.
    Isn’t that remarkable?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    But still the same Quakers could NOT object (or refuse to participate in) the horrendously similar destruction of the indigenous peoples of Australasia.

    Isn’t that just as “remarkable” a case of pure hypocrisy?

    Did the blacks of West Africa have more standing as slaves in the eyes of your ‘whitewashed’ Yahweh than those wild dark -skin aborigines of the Southern hemisphere?

    When are the pale skin invaders going to return the stolen lands to the rightful first settlers of that southern ‘land mass’ protected by the Southern Cross?

    Are you waiting for the Sun to eliminate the pale-skins through UV radiation to be replaced by the Indians and Chinese?

    Now stop with the crap of Quakers being good slave owners and Christians at the same time.
    Forget about the Judeo-Christian hypocrisy.

    For it is made clear in your Jewish book of myths and legends that you cannot serve mammon and Yahweh at the same time.

    The exploitation or elimination of one group by another technologically superior group (along with their invading diseases) is par for the course in human anthropology in the race for control over the planet’s ‘limited’ resources for survival and domination.

    That’s why your racist Yahweh has his own ‘chosen people’ (descended from Jacob) to look after; and not the racially-cursed riff raff of the planet.

    But the same way the ‘dominating’ rule of the bull and the ram in the form of the Apis Ptah and Baal came to a zodiacal end so too will your Yahweh in the form of the Fisher(s) of men.

    In the cycle of life the future is not determined by the present but by the past; for there is nothing new under the Sun.

    ‘Knowledge is power (scientia potentia est)’!

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  • So, when did Australia become British?

    See if you can figure out why that might be important.

    All the knowledge I have been freely making available and still ….

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  • Doesn’t matter where it came from. A functioning state should function to handle it. Instead you have mini Trump governors denying the very methods that saved the “non-functioning” states. Cutting off their noses to spite their features. Their hatred is killing them.

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  • Stuff your lying knowledge, fool! Nobody takes you seriously!

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  • Will GP11 take some time off from defending Nelson to defending the integrity of GP1 who is included in the “Criminal Syndicate”?

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  • De Bride like she get up pun de wrong side o’ de bed this morning

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  • Now is this the same one with all the big talk for the BLACK population just last week.. same majority population who have all the SPENDING POWER right in their hands…….the power to keep empowering those racists or to SHUT THEM THE HELL DOWN….it’s a no-brainer….build ya own Black businesses….the people better hold on to their SPENDING POWER…

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/07/17/customers-just-not-buying-say-business-execs/

    “Despite the country being fully re-opened, businesses in Barbados are struggling.

    The situation has led to reduced opening hours for some with owners complaining of a significant decline in the number of customers patronizing their businesses.

    President of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Edward Clarke told Barbados TODAY businesses from all sectors were being affected, as shoppers were simply not spending.”

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  • BTW…it’s been some time now that Emerald City has been accused of price gouging, even by visitors who realized that they were over charged for items……Bynoe is even being told about it by people on FB.

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  • Emerald City is even more expensive than the extortionate Massy’s in Oistin’s.

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  • And ready to go for your jugular!

    You began by attacking Heather for her supposed hypocrisy re Nelson.

    Isn’t it funny how the much maligned CDC becomes a credible source when their info suits your narrative?

    HYPOCRITE!

    But back to the substance …

    The “non-functioning” states did not manufacture the virus. It came from abroad. At that time it was an unknown quantity. They made mistakes and it cost some people their lives. Here’s the difference – they learned quickly, acknowledged their mistakes and followed the science. NO POLITICS INVOLVED. THAT IS WHAT IS CALLED FUNCTIONING- FUNCTIONING BRAINS.

    Your so-called functioning states had a headstart. The virus was not as mysterious. They had clear guidelines and evidence that they worked. They had time to prepare facilities and stock up on supplies. And most importantly they had time to make laws and to educate the people.

    AND WHAT THE HELL HAVE THEY DONE WITH THAT GREAT ADVANTAGE?????

    Followed that Idiotic madman to THEIR GRAVES.

    Brain death leading to final death for many!

    PS. I promised Heather to deal with you on Nelson.

    As you know we are not proposing to destroy the statue, just to relocate him and place him in context out of Heroe’s Square.

    Language is a lovely thing. It reveals so much.

    “PUTTING SOMEONE ON A PEDESTAL” is a phrase that reveals much. It is used to mean putting someone in a place of esteem. Its origin is obviously to be found in busts and statues.

    Buildings can be repurposed to serve us well.

    Statues cannot be repurposed. Their only purpose is to revere the person whose likeness has been reproduced.

    We the majority population do not wish to revere the vile creature known as Horatio Nelson.

    Tek down Nelson….

    …and all who would keep him up!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @NO. re “That lady must be @John sister.”… :-)… if you can make those definitive statements then you can surely tell us more of what’s afoot! Without giving up your own family connections you should be able to offer an insightful analysis of ‘why and what’ is causing folks like her and others like her (John excepted) to give public voice to their internal squabbles!

    Is it a Mary Trump “clear my conscience, and get what’s financially due to me” ploy; simply a nod to the openness that social media offers or something more!

    And @Sargeant, what’s there really for GPII to defend?? The ‘cognoscenti’ here and beyond know that GP1 was a MAJOR player in Bim’s corporate/political world in his day so his son really has nothing to defend re his father’s legacy!… For example, Phillips the elder is reputed to have been a stallion with ‘his mistress(s)’… whereas junior despises and resolutely dismisses that style of life….. So let’s cut him some slack re his father’s career… there is more than enough of his own career to critique!

    I note also that in that list of names in the alleged criminal syndicate there was at least one name who would have been a former school-mate (generally so) of yours… in sum another Black Bajan … so although the problems we face are easily framed as Black vrs White that dynamic to easily obscures the reality of the many Blacks who were complicit and enjoyed the spoils of corruption/alleged criminality.

    Or to more broadly echo the Blogmaster: “The structure of how business is done is different to compare to other countries. Many businesses in Barbados have a mix of beneficial owners …”

    And generally to all: I remember a professor in US college taking me to task about my accent (was in speech class) and I was seriously pissed because all around me they were US born white students who drawled, sing-sang or pronounced names like New York as New Yawk… and she was questioning MY ‘sweet English sounding speech patterns’ 🙂 … the gall of the woman!…. But above I was again suitably impressed that in fact the Bajan accent can be easy on the ears 🙂 !

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  • @Dee Word

    BU exhaustively covered the Kingsland Estates and Nelson Barbados years ago. Many key players have died or close to death. At the heart of it is a family dispute that should have been resolved down Cattlewash over a rum. Key documents can be found in the BU Library or by entering Kingsland in the BU Search box.

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  • July 17, 2020 12:09 PM

    Emerald City is even more expensive than the extortionate Massy’s in Oistin’s.

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

    Sho’ nuff.

    If you stop at the village shop you will find things are even more expensive there too.

    But we are told we should support Black businesses.

    You think Bajans foolish?

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  • DonnaJuly 17, 2020 12:16 PM

    As you know we are not proposing to destroy the statue, just to relocate him and place him in context out of Heroe’s Square.

    “PUTTING SOMEONE ON A PEDESTAL” is a phrase that reveals much. It is used to mean putting someone in a place of esteem. Its origin is obviously to be found in busts and statues.

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

    Why would you want to remove a “Hero to the Inhabitant’s of this Island” from Neros’ Square?

    Read what’s written on the Pedestal!!

    You went to QC, …. right?

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  • What will the blacks spend their reparations monies on?
    Don’t Laugh

    Jamaican Paradise

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  • Act A Fool

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  • Those inhabitants were liars. They are also dead. We the living truth tellers will take him down!

    I have moved on from Queen’s College which should be renamed. I suggest we do so when the stupid eleven plus examination is abolished.

    All schools with nasty names should be renamed to signal a reset.

    Maybe then we could finally let go of our superior attitudes due to our attendance at such schools, grow to hell up and stop clinging to examinations done when we only had to regurgitate.

    My son did not take tests well. He went to a school named after my great uncle. At age sixteen he has a business set up, website, youtube channel, google ad and is earning foreign exchange. It is a business in its fledgling stage but oh the gumption of the boy!

    To hell with Queen’s College!

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  • NorthernObserver

    @DIW
    I haven’t a clue. As the Blogmaster noted the topic has been well covered on BU, in Philip Nicholls book, on a blog Keltruth, etc etc
    Trump’s niece, Bolton et al, only have a few months to make some $$$. After Nov, Trump maybe recent history?

    It is generally a Bajan tradition not to “air out one’s dirty family laundry”. Since the Deane family row is far from “new”, who else is airing out?

    Unlike some comments (a Bajan condition?), I don’t “think” the lady in the video’s husband, and the family which founded GEL are related. If so, waaay back.

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  • Emerald City is indeed more expensive with respect to certain itemsvbut it is a nice place to shop. I assume one is paying for the convenience. One used to get a five percent discount on Mondays and loyalty points with a customer card. Customer service is good and there is no hassle if one has to return a defective or spoiled product. It is not as impersonal as Masseys. There is a kind of homey atmosphere.

    Village shops do not enjoy bulk discounts as do larger enterprises. They also cannot make money by volume of sales. I love the convenience of being able to walk there, take my time, have a nice chat and pick up whatever I have forgotten or just had a sudden urge to eat.

    I love Emerald City and I love my village shops. Your racist self will not make me penny wise and pound foolish. There is a greater cause at stake.

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  • NorthernObserverJuly 17, 2020 1:55 PM

    It is generally a Bajan tradition not to “air out one’s dirty family laundry”. Since the Deane family row is far from “new”, who else is airing out?

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

    KEL’s business been in the Newspapers since the early 1990’s when some genius politicians came up with the idea to convert 2,400 acres on the Christ Church Dome into 5 golf courses!!

    It was even in newspapers in Canada, and if memory serves me right, other countries.

    I told the principals they were crazy back then using the same logic I routinely use on BU regarding the water supply.

    My family opted not to sell and considered the offer to be incapable of working, completely dysfunctional.

    An attempt was made to transfer all of the assets out of the company to circumvent the preemptive rights.

    It failed.

    We got the same legal advice from Joey Armstrong who Sir David Simmons described in his cross examination in 2008 as follows:

    “I remember once, after I sent Joey Armstrong a letter, I remember him inviting me to his office to discuss it, and said to me…he was the expert, the doyenne of legal practitioners in this area, and he said, I will draft the stuff when necessary and send to you, and you can check it, peruse it and settle it”.

    Joey Armstrong’s advice was a one liner: “All must sell or none can’t sell”

    There are 103 pages of decisions from courts here and in the UK and still the matter remains unresolved.

    “the law is a ass — a idiot”

    Joey Armstrong routinely dealt with family companies and set up Kingsland Estates Limited in 1958.

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  • Didn’t take much logic to reject the idea of golf courses.

    Is that all yuh got? Is that supposed to establish your superior thinking?

    Hahahahahahaha!

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  • JohnJuly 17, 2020 2:45 PM

    NorthernObserverJuly 17, 2020 1:55 PM

    It is generally a Bajan tradition not to “air out one’s dirty family laundry”. Since the Deane family row is far from “new”, who else is airing out?

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

    The point NO is that it was never about family!!

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  • NorthernObserver

    @John
    I have only read KEL in passing.
    Your comments suggest a Special Majority, 100% of shareholders, must agree. The dissent of any is the dissent of all. Your side said “no”, I assume the brothers said yes. Hence the lickup. They had to manoeuvre around you, and somehow did.

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  • NorthernObserverJuly 17, 2020 3:38 PM

    The best is yet to come!!

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  • NorthernObserver

    If all the shareholders were family, how is it not about family?

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  • Doan mind he! In the last video his sister posted and WURA reposted his sister made reference to certain actions by “male family members” that were not kosher.

    This problem started with family members. They are however entitled to have it arbitrated by the Court. This is an egregious failure of the court system. It is unfair to categorise it as a problem that should have been resolved amongst themselves. Family disagreements are a part of life. Family disagreements are routinely expected to be settled by the courts for much smaller stakes.

    Why should they be held to a higher standard?

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  • DonnaJuly 17, 2020 10:52 AM

    Doesn’t matter where it came from. A functioning state should function to handle it. Instead you have mini Trump governors denying the very methods that saved the “non-functioning” states. Cutting off their noses to spite their features. Their hatred is killing them.

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

    Looks like all that needs to be done is to get the source of the data to operate consistently!!

    https://www.wptv.com/coronavirus/florida-department-of-health-confirms-missing-negative-coronavirus-test-results-in-states-infection-rate

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  • NorthernObserverJuly 17, 2020 4:09 PM

    If all the shareholders were family, how is it not about family?

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

    What is family???

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  • DonnaJuly 17, 2020 4:17 PM

    Doan mind he! In the last video his sister posted and WURA reposted his sister made reference to certain actions by “male family members” that were not kosher.

    This problem started with family members. They are however entitled to have it arbitrated by the Court. This is an egregious failure of the court system. It is unfair to categorise it as a problem that should have been resolved amongst themselves. Family disagreements are a part of life. Family disagreements are routinely expected to be settled by the courts for much smaller stakes.

    Why should they be held to a higher standard?

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

    What is family?

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  • What does 5 golf courses have to do with family?

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  • Philip Nicholls’ next book should be interesting!!

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