Denis Lowe Go Away!

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him – Niccolo Machiavelli

The blogmaster read a report in the press yesterday that former Minster of Drainage (and the Environment) Denis Lowe,  “still has fervour for politics” and intends to throw his hat in the ring come next general election due in 2023. There was an attempt to make his intention serious by giving the story prominence on the front page of the Nation newspaper.

The blogmaster is challenged to present a cogent response to Lowe’s outlandish desire to offer himself as a candidate in the next election.  This is a man who left his ministry with a handful of garbage trucks and had to resort to commandeering MTW trucks and bobcats to remove piles of garbage from the streets of Barbados. What Lowe will be most remembered for is an attempt to foist a gasification waste to energy plant on Barbadians under the cloak of night. Cahill Energy … anyone?

The Nation newspaper reported Lowe’s desire to contest the next election was ratified by the Christ Church East constituency. The blogmaster notes the interesting comeback from president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla De Peiza when asked to comment, the party will make candidate announcements at a later date”.

Political pundits are left to ask – how come the leadership of DLP Christ Church East  is so out of touch with the political reality prevailing in the country? What would have motivated a handful of individuals to ratify Lowe’s selection at this time? What would have motivated them to retrieve a spent, incompetent and shady  Denis Stephenson Lowe from the political dust bin? By the way, has he been given a clean bill of health? We recall he had to be away from office for unacceptable periods of time.

The blogmaster criticized Verla De Peiza when she allowed Stuart to share his specious concerns under the party banner earlier in the year. Once again this blogmaster is suggesting she should move with haste to excoriate political skeletons associated with Stuarts unpopular reign. At a time Prime Minister Mia Mottley continues to suck the political oxygen from Barbados’ political space,  Verla De Peiza leader is being undermined by political fiends stinking up her leadership space. If De Peiza wants to establish the party as hers, if she wants to match and surpass Mottley, she must respond with a ruthlessness borrowed from the Machiavellian handbook. If she does not the label of ‘watchman’ will flourish.

The ratification of Lowe by the constituency raises the perennial issue discussed many times on the blog. The private selection of candidates by the duopoly who eventually find themselves elevated to members of the cabinet. BU has posted several blogs exposing Lowe as a stool pigeon and plan for Peter Allard going back to when he was appointed to the Senate.

It is time for political parties in Barbados to reinvent themselves. Men and women must hold their noses and offer to serve. We can implement the best systems to ‘democratize’ the process, it will not work as intended unless intelligent  people with copious integrity raise their hands.

 

 

 

315 comments

  • Miller

    Didnt PTL state that he didnt need any acknowledgement just that his proposal is used to benefit Barbados?

    Knighthood was used as sarcasm.

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  • i before e except after c

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    john2 August 1, 2020 8:16 AM
    “A knighthood may be in the waiting for PTL (sic).”
    +++++++++++++++
    LOLOL. If you ever hear of me accepting a knighthood you will know that I have been kidnapped and tortured…

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  • Everybody, except you it seems, knows that the dominant theme in West”s work is hope.

    Sir William

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  • Sir William

    We also see that you elsewhere seek to rehash old canards of a bits and pieces sympathizer.

    We have gone through these before and lack the inclination to so engage you in your trivial pursuits.

    There must be residual aftershocks from our last frontal engagement. The perceived cussing. Knowning you as the small minded person with want for an axe to grind.

    However, we have no desire to recognize what must be too painful for you.

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  • BAJEAugust 1, 2020 3:27 AM

    Dear Baje,

    I see you are still not aware of how to calculate net worth. I also see that you are not aware of all the various ways to gain possession of money. I am also surprised that you do not know that what a person did not get in a year they can get in a day.

    I leave you to find out the name of my accountant.

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    NEXT TIME I COME TO BARBADOS I WILL MAKE SURE TO SPEAK WITH NATALIE FORMER POLITICIAN OF BUSH HILL YOUR ACCOUNTANT

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    Oh dear! Twice in one day I have been linked to whoredom by men who do not even know me! When men resort to such I KNOW I got them beat! Seriously, what is it about so many men that makes this their go to when bested by intelligent and strong women???? Scratch the surface and they are no different from the “thug” rappers they think themselves better than.

    “Bitches and whores!” Didn’t the Republican congressman call AOC a bitch?

    Baje, why not deal with the substance of the PLT post that shows him to be as “delusional” as I am? Go on, deal with HIM, big man!

    PS: I do believe that Natalie is just selling what belongs to her and is therefore much better than many “big shots” that come to mind.

    And…..you continue to make a fool of yourself! As the blog knows, I have no “stickability” and so I lost interest before taking the C.G.A but I did complete a B Sc. Accounting that is more than adequate for me to handle my simple needs.. So therefore I, and not the lovely Natalie, am my own accountant. AND if I need more, my first cousin who lives a stone’s throw away had more stickability than I.

    Finally, I was quite serious when I said that what one does not get in a year one can actually get in a day. I leave you to figure out whether or not I won the lottery. I would call it “Income from Other Sources” but it was not taxable. Hint: I do not play the lottery and I am too old for Bush Hill.

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  • @ Pacha
    “ We” prefer you cut out the small talk and direct us to your works. Obviously you as usual know West better than than anybody else. Just come down from wherever you are and direct us to your published works on the future of the Caribbean.
    Peace.

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  • Pacha,

    As I said, evolution is a slow process. NECESSARILY SO. Human beings cannot handle fast paced change. We need time to adjust. If it is not gradual we would descend into chaos. Even this rebel is pragmatic enough to prefer incremental change. It is less threatening and evokes less of a backlash! One can slide it on through with just a murmur of dissent. So no revolution for me. REFORM is the word!

    I submit to you that we have come a long way and with hope and hard work we can go further.

    You handle the systems theory and I’ll handle the hope. We all can handle the hard work.

    Wiliam Skinner,

    How many times must I tell you that all overseas Bajans are not the same? Geez, did somebody call your name? We were initially speaking about Hal who, if you are being honest, does nothing but insult us. Do you think the dollars SOME of you send home should deprive us of the right to respond??????????????

    What then is the difference between you and the white tourist who thinks we should kiss his ass while he calls us n****ger????

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  • “Imagine you call @ PLT a poochliker and PLT is the mastermind behind the only original idea of this current administration. His idea published weeks before it was stolen and masqueraded as the brainchild of some politician is now a worldwide topic. Now pray tell , would I want to be in your company or that of @PLT . I would rather lick his ass than take a glass of water from the likes of you!”

    will wonders never cease, i remember the time they all joined together in a cabal about 6 years ago to remove social media from Barbados, hiring investigators to find out people’s identities for victimization purpose, all the minority crooks who were horrified at being brutally exposed for their crimes had power meetings to do something about social media, along with politicians in opposition and the then sitting government with security servies, all of them with a hard*n to remove social media from Barbados, then enters PLT with a revolutionary idea on social media and they up and tief it…..am sure they stole a few more ideas too, since we know they have none of their own and never will, am sure they are so happy that they were unsuccessful in removing the same social media from the island, they same social media all of them used to crawl into the parliament and are trying to stay there.

    Going forward, as long as people don’t mind putting ideas out there for the government to use freely which i myself do sometimes, it makes sense to start to copyright what you don’t want used without your permission..

    the government(s) their minion fowls and the minorities are known as notorious thieves when it comes to people’s intellectual properties…ah think the government is even on some blacklist for that ish…

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  • The only people cheering at the resurrection of Lowe is the members of the BLP, Mottley and her team will probably say it is one seat we don’t have to defend. The leader of the DLP should probably advise the old guard to stay away but she is probably powerless and new blood is hard to come by.

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  • The social construct remains ugly Donna, and must be rejected in its present form.

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  • Sir William
    Like the consumate liar you are ascribing to us claims of your own making. Is this the best you can do.

    Still licking your wounds we see.

    Go back to over tens years of contributions here and you may find something to your liking.

    The Caribbean has never been our focus. It is you who are the expert in this area, no?

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  • ‘LOLOL. If you ever hear of me accepting a knighthood you will know that I have been kidnapped and tortured.”

    I have seen Mia move a piece off the board without giving him a knighthood. In your case, it would not be a knighthood. She would create a new ‘Something’ and appoint you as “Czar of Technology and Business Start-up”. Throw in enough dollars so(( that you would find it hard to say “No” and a next piece is off the board.

    Stop fooling yourself, you are already figured out and gift wrapped.

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  • Donna

    We must beg to defer.

    Evolution is chaotic. Rrevolution is not necessarily slow.

    Reforms have constantly given us the status quo with which we begun. Led to the saying” the more things change the more they remain the same.”

    Of hope and hard work

    We would prefer to pay off both political parties than to hope they do the right thing.

    Our people have never been strangers to hard work. And what have been the result.

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  • Wahloss, I love to sit back and watch the licks getting pelt. 🤐

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @TheOgazerts August 1, 2020 10:58 AM
    “Throw in enough dollars so(( that you would find it hard to say “No” and a next piece is off the board.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    I have been fortunate enough in life that I cannot be bought… but of course I can still be seduced… I have no objection to serving the people of Barbados in any way that I am convinced will be progressive. However titles are meaningless to me and money is just a tool for creating the change that’s needed, I don’t need any more for myself.

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  • I thought PLT gift wrapped the idea and presented it to THEM. And i really don’t see why they would want to buy him off. He does not spend his life critcising them as some do. Any position offered to him would actually be a recognition of his skills and a desire to put them to good use. They should not be ashamed to offer and he should not be ashamed to accept.

    Pacha,

    No need to beg. lol You and I have an understanding. Our respect goes both ways.

    I will take some time to consider your position. Since my own has been held for quite some time, It will require an adjustment to my lens to bring it into focus.

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  • Enuff,

    Who winning the bout?:

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  • Sargeant stated that the only people cheering Dr Lowe is the BLP.Where you get that stupid idea from? The BLP as far as i have heard has no interest in Dr Lowe or any of the ex MP,s desire to run again.Nothing to do with them but more to do with the political nightwacthman to see if she got the power to stop them.As for Gazzerts you doing a lot of hoping and wishing.Nobody in their right mind want to see you or the Dems in under 15 yesrs in my view or the mock party.Good luck with that as once the economy rebounds and people are happy it is good night nurse for 2023 in my view.

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  • “I have no objection to serving the people of Barbados in any way that I am convinced will be progressive. However titles are meaningless to me and money is just a tool for creating the change that’s needed, I don’t need any more for myself.”

    would not expect anything less.

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  • “Stop fooling yourself, you are already figured out and gift wrapped.”

    you do know there are some people Mia won’t touch with a 10 ft pole right, those are the ones can’t be bought, especially with taxpayers money,, politicians don’t like them at all..they would fight those types of people to the death, because they are not compliant slaves.

    just recently we had an example, a sick and injured man fighting for his rights on social media, being ignored and getting sicker and sicker and a minister, as his lawyer and knowing the situation as the lawyer for the case, instead of showing compassion and making sure the man is looked after, his case completed and the minister looked upon as doing his job, nah, the reaction you got instead was the minister attacking and threatening the man on the media…that is how they treat Black people who try to assert their most basic human right, the right to quality of life, after they are elected to the parliament..

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  • William Skinner

    @ Donna
    Respectfully, I have been subjected to the same crap. Like I said the old nonsense is back. We can’t sow corn and reap carrots.
    I notice that you are now being subjected to high levels of disrespect. Where I come from sisters are respected. But l am from a Barbados that’s is falling under the weight of people who have no respect even for our women folk. Once thuggery is encouraged it has no bounds. I say no more for now.

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  • @”Oh dear! Twice in one day I have been linked to whoredom by men who do not even know me! When men resort to such I KNOW I got them beat! Seriously, what is it about so many men that makes this their go to when bested by intelligent and strong women???? Scratch the surface and they are no different from the “thug” rappers they think themselves better than.”

    Don’t tek on the bad behaved men. The first time i was called a whore I was a virgin in my early 20’s, the most recent time I was called a whore was this year and I am in my late 60’s. Always, always by black Bajan men. I expect that it will continue to be called a whore for the rest of my life. You are right, some men seem to have great difficulty with hard working women, women who by their brains, and by the sweat of their brow, have earned their own living, women who never had to put out their hands and say gimme, gimme.

    My parents have 20 female descendants, [and 15 male] and all of us except for the 2 who are still children, have always earned our own livings. All but two of the adult granddaughters own our own homes, mostly mortgage free. All but one of the adult granddaughters have earned university degrees, including many with graduate degrees, up to the doctoral level. And not all in lemonade courses either, lol!. None have ever had to go go a man or a politician male or female and say gimee, gimme.

    So “yes” to some men that makes us whores.

    Feeling good. Took a 3 hour walk this morning, will do two hours on the land this evening.

    Long live “whoredom”

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  • To know a woman and call her a whore is a serious accusation.
    To not know a woman and call her a whore is a spurious and even more serious accusation.

    Perhaps, it gives us insight into the disgusting state of mind of these men.during these exchanges.

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  • I guess my writing is not as good as I think it is. I meant to convey victory not victimhood!

    Baje has spent many months crawling out of the woodwork as soon as I post, calling me delusional. Now he can’t even muster one word in opposition to PLT and all he has left, this world traveller with two degrees, is to place me, a woman he does not know, in Bush Hill.

    I find the whole thing hilarious!

    Another one bites the dust!

    William Skinner,

    Baje’s acid attacks actually bother me less than Lorenzo’s list and he does not use that language. My grandfather was a fisherman!

    PS. A few years ago a schoolboy on the school bus told my son he saw me on stage at a strip club and my poor son wanted to belt him one. When he reached home, seething with rage, I threw back my head and laughed. I asked why he didn’t just tell the boy that at my age they would pay me to get OFF the stage!

    I may look good for my age but not THAT good!

    Wuhlaus!

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  • Oh dear! A woman on Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation show just finished talking about Baje on MSNBC! At least it sounded like she was talking about Baje. Strong, assertive women threatening the confidence of men and the resulting insults fueled by IMPOTENCE. (pun intended)

    Murdaaah!

    But enough! Back to the topic!

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  • Wahloss 3-Degree get run outta town?🤣🤣

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  • UNNECESSARY RISK

    He also advised all of those who would attended the ceremony at the Grantley Adams International Airport – including Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic, Minister of Tourism Lisa Cummins, executive chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Janet Phillips – to “separate themselves from their work places” “out of an abundance of caution”, and the Ministry would arrange for them to be tested.

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  • How is it that it wasnt a requirement for those nurses to be tested in Ghana before coming to Bim?

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  • Distance from testing center to airport. Shortageof testing kits, etc. etc.

    Thankfully everybody seemed to be wearing masks.

    I am less worried about the nurses than i am about the Bajan who arrived from the U.K in late June, and now about to return to the U.K has tested positive.

    Where has he or she been for the last 30 days or so, and who has he or she been in contact with?

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  • there is one Barbadian woman who returned on July 29 and not June 29 as announced by George, a male visitor who arrived on July 30 and a Barbadian man who arrived from the United Kingdom with a negative test, but was positive when he was tested again to travel.

    Taken from nationnewsl

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  • Thanks for the correction.

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  • @ Donna

    @”Oh dear! Twice in one day I have been linked to whoredom by men who do not even know me! When men resort to such I KNOW I got them beat! Seriously, what is it about so many men that makes this their go to when bested by intelligent and strong women???? Scratch the surface and they are no different from the “thug” rappers they think themselves better than.”

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    HERE’S TO REAL STUPIDITY AND BEING A REAL DRAMA QUEEN.

    IDIOT PLAYING VICTIM.

    I KNOW HOW TO SPELL AND IF I WANTED TO CALL YOU OR ANYONE A WHORE I KNOW HOW TO DO SO WITHOUT HAVING TO IMPLY.

    YOU SPEAK MANY TIMES WITH YOUR MIND IN THE GUTTER INCLUDING MANY VILE REMARKS/INSULTS TOWARDS @ HAL AND OTHERS WHO DON’T AGREE WITH YOU..

    I DON’T MIND THE SILLY HYPOCRITES WHO COME OUT TO DEFEND YOU.

    I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND SO MANY ASININE INDIVIDUALS HOWEVER DOESN’T SURPRISE ME EXPLAINS WHY BARBADOS IS IN THE STATE IT IS.

    I MENTIONED NATALIE FORMER POLITICIAN AND BUSH HILL FAME AS YOUR ACCOUNTANT TO REFLECT LACK OF CREDIBILITY OF YOUR ASSERTIONS OF BEING AMONG ONE OF THE RICHEST 10% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION.

    NEVER ONCE DID I SAY YOU WERE A WHORE OR INQUIRED ABOUT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS OR LACK OF.

    SO STOP BEING A REAL BITCH TO CONJURE UP MEANINGS WHICH WERE NOT SAID TO BRING ATTENTION AND PITY FROM OTHERS.

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  • @ BAJE
    “SO STOP BEING A REAL BITCH TO CONJURE UP MEANINGS WHICH WERE NOT SAID TO BRING ATTENTION AND PITY FROM OTHERS.”

    Let’s not be calling our sisters the B word under any circumstances. Our women folk are to be treated with respect at all times.

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  • Baje

    She never said u called her a whore

    Now you gone and call her a bitch.

    Smh

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  • @ BAJE
    “SO STOP BEING A REAL BITCH TO CONJURE UP MEANINGS WHICH WERE NOT SAID TO BRING ATTENTION AND PITY FROM OTHERS.”

    Let’s not be calling our sisters the B word under any circumstances. Our women folk are to be treated with respect at all times.

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    @ William Skinner

    WHERE ARE YOU WHEN MANY TIMES THIS VILE WOMAN IS CALLING ALL KIND OF DISGUSTING NAMES AND TERMS TO OTHERS?

    I DON’T SEE YOU JUMPING OUT OF THE WOODWORK TO CORRECT HER.

    SHE CAST ASPERSION THAT I BEING ONE OF TWO FOR THE DAY REFERRED TO HER AS A WHORE WHICH I DID NOT.

    @ Donna CAN BE VERY VERY VILE AND NASTY WAY TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT UNNECESSARILY SO.

    I DON’T MAKE NO APOLOGIES SINCE I NEVER SEE HER BACK DOWN WHEN SHE CALLS OTHERS SOME OF THE MOST VILEST INSULTS WHENEVER SUITS HER WHIM.

    AS A MAN I RESPECT EVEN THOUGH WE MAY NOT ALWAYS SHARE THE SAME IDEOLOGY STOP BEING A HYPOCRITE.

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  • Baje

    She never said you reffered to her as a whore

    She said you linked her to a whore. You did when you suggested natalie as her accountant.

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  • It is funny how we become lawyers. We make aspersions/insinuations; we advance a birds of feather argument and then try to wiggle our way out …

    Own it.

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  • The worse i have called anyone on this site is a jackass! I have been called that myself and I never complained. I know it Bajan for, “Yuh talking foolishness!” I have called Grenville a liar, after he called me a hater – A LIE. I have called Lorenzo a bird brained yard fowl after he called me a pea brained disgruntled Dem. I have called Hal a liar after he said I threatened him – A LIE. I have called Lawson a racist, misogynist, homophobe – well, just read his posts!

    But the one I enjoy a little fun with is Johnny Ma Boy who I know is not fazed! He calls me the Bride of Dracula.

    One must place these things in context!

    But I am left here wondering exactly how Baje got his two degrees! Baje like he can’t read, still here thinking I am playing the victim. Baje boy, I said I find it hilarious because it means I got you beat!

    PS: When are you going to address the substance of the delusional PLT post that places me in the top ten percent of the world’s richest people?????

    Murdaaaaaaah!

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  • I will stop trying David’s patience now and no matter what the vanquished Baje says I will let him HAVE THE LAST BAD WORD!

    💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤

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  • David August 1, 2020 8:56 AM

    Speaking of leaders, those looking on said a big gaffe was made earlier this week when the head joined others here and overseas in paying tribute.

    It seems that not once in the tribute did the name of the beloved leader come from her mouth. The omission did not escape the listening ear of the members of the public.

    The comments on social media were not at all complimentary and some regarded the action as a sign of uncharacteristic immaturity for a leader. They are telling the leader to grow up and grow up fast since the next big outing is just around the corner.

    That approach of choking on people’s names will fast draw the ire of the public.

    Source: Nation Newspaper

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    I did not listen to or read any of the tributes but is the public actually criticising Mia for chocking on Owen Arthur’s name??????

    Is it really the “devil in white” they are criticising for being uncomfortable paying tribute to a man who labelled her thus? Or is it Verla who did not call the name of the “beloved leader”?

    Is my memory failing? Was it somebody else who called her that?

    It seems like the Barbadian public is more comfortable with politicians who are smooth liars than with those whose honesty slips out!

    Somebody help me here, please! Don’t make me listen to the tributes to find out! That would be torture for me!

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  • More DLP members ‘likely to follow Lowe
    By Colville Mounsey

    The man who orchestrated the campaign for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in the 2018 polls, Dr Denis Lowe is likely to be only the first member of the ousted Freundel Stuart administration to come out of the woodwork in a 2023 election bid.
    While that is the prediction of Robert “Bobby” Morris, respected political scientist, Peter Wickham is warning the DLP that if this was to become reality, the party would receive the same 30-nil drubbing that it got in the last elections.
    Morris said that in the same manner that Lowe would have secured the endorsement of the party’s Christ Church East constituency branch, there were other members of the former DLP administration who have records they should be proud of and therefore would want an opportunity to carry on the work they started.
    In addition, he noted that many of them still had a very loyal base they could build on. He explained that while many of them had been silent for the last two years, they were merely watching and waiting for the political climate to be right for them to get back in the race.
    Why walk away?
    “There are some of them who have done very well in the years that they have been in Barbadian politics and I believe they would want to come back. Why would they walk away from the Democratic Labour Party? Why would they walk away from the people who are loyal to them and with whom they have created friendships in their constituencies? Why would they not come back? There are some who would have decided that they have had enough, and of course one would want an injection of new persons, but that happens with all parties,” said Morris.
    Morris, who was also campaign manager for Lowe in the last three elections, told the Sunday Sun that he fully supported the decision of the former Minister of the Environment and believes that he has a good chance of taking back the seat from Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams. He also contended that a number of projects for which he was criticised while as a minister, including the waste-to-energy initiative, have now been embraced by the ruling administration.
    “Mr Lowe has a very strong following in the constituency. I can also say that he has done a tremendous amount of work in the constituency. He also silenced the naysayers on several issues, including his academic qualifications. I have heard orchestrated challenges to Lowe’s attempt to deal with solid waste management. I have now seen the current administration going back to exploring the similar waste to energy project. I don’t know if this has validated what Lowe attempted to do or if there are details that are particularly different. However, it appears to me that waste-to-energy is certainly on the agenda as we explore waste control,” he said.
    Attempt to purge old guard
    He further argued that the recent Cabinet reshuffle by the Mia Amor Mottley administration, in which three seasoned members of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) were removed from their ministries, was an indication of an attempt to purge the old guard. This, he categorised as a mistake, one he advised his party not to replicate.
    “We saw in the Government reshuffle a move to retire some people from politics and to bring in some new people. The DLP cannot afford to make this mistake of trying to sideline its seniors,” he noted.
    However, referencing Grenada as an example, Wickham warned the DLP administration that the notion of a second consecutive clean sweep for the BLP was not far-fetched. He argued that outside of former Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, he saw no one from the previous administration that the public would be willing to embrace.
    “I do not think that any of the individuals who were defeated from the Stuart administration have any right to have anything to do with politics again. There are probably one or two of them that the public will tolerate, but the Democratic Labour Party is running the risk of further obliteration in 2023. They have led by introducing one of the most toxic individuals from the last elections.
    They reintroduced him as the leading light because he is the first person that they have nominated. Once you start badly you could only end badly,” Wickham said.
    Very light work for Mottley
    He added: “I would encourage Bobby Morris to let Richard Sealy [former Minister of Tourism] and even Freundel Stuart, if he wants to come back and run. Ultimately, what they would do is make very light work of the next election for Prime Minister Mottley. They all have a right to return because they are citizens of the country, but it will be a disastrous idea. Instead of leading by introducing new blood, which is what the DLP needs, the first person out of the gates is Denis Lowe. What is he possibly coming back to do that could redeem the Democratic Labour Party?”
    He also criticised the party’s president Verla De Peiza, stressing that her “inertia” has created a leadership vacuum, which was now being filled by Lowe and other members of the last administration that were resoundingly rejected at the polls.

    Source: Nation

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  • Let the comedy start.

    Verla, over to you and Guyson!

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  • with the exception of Sealy and Steve Lashley, all the former beaten DLP MPs from the last govt should stay off the electoral stage. i suspect Morris is floating a trial balloon and providing some sort of distraction. for what i really dont know

    ok now that we have dealt with that, i would like to know why MAM invited known drug dealers to the opening of parliament when she became PM?

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  • @Greene

    The question about the characters invited to the opening of parliament and seen on BLP’s campaign trail has been asked in this forum and elsewhere BEFORE 24 May 2018 and it didn’t seem to make an iota of difference. Go figure.

    Under Stephen Lashley he failed to implement a comprehensive and policy based national youth plan. The stadium continues its collapsed into a bad state of repair under his watch. He sat in his palatial offices at Sky Dome when the country was in the grip of financial problems. Same issues by a different name.

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  • it is not for me to go figure, mate. it is for those who push the honesty, integrity and greatness of MAM notwithstanding what we know of her. if we are to condemn Steve Lashley for what you posted there is no MP on either side that should ever face the electorate again.

    what happened to Edutech? and the 3 S construction fiasco etc? who was the minister then? we behave as though only the Ds have a history

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  • Who is condemning Stephen Lashley? The blogmaster posited his concern that occurred under his tenure. It is for him to defend himself when the time comes should he choose to challenge Verla for the leadership of the party, mate.

    The same is true of the BLPite and Mottley to defend the issue of shady characters invited to the opening of parliament. You will get the unvarnished feedback on BU. The blogmaster and a few others have travelled this road before.

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  • go figure!
    mainly US

    used when you tell someone a fact and you then want to say that the fact is surprising, strange or stupid:

    It’s a terrible movie and it made $200 million. Go figure!

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  • William Skinner

    @ Pacha
    The reason you would want to put hope in it’s barest sense as the main focus of West’s work is the obvious fact that you cannot seriously defend an your erratic message of hopelessness and you eschew intellectual humility like the plague. Your constant attempts to portray some exclusive knowledge of world affairs while pouring perpetual scorn on your own region ,clearly shows that you see no progress in your own civilization. You have determined that the only measurement of true Caribbean civilization is via the same essentially Eurocentric civilizations that you so admirably declare as crumbling.
    And that is where you and I part company. I now quote West himself:
    “ I am first and foremost a blues man in the world of ideas-a jazz man in the life of the mind-committed to keeping alive the flickering candles of intellectual humility, personal compassion and social hope while living in our barbaric century. I am primarily a dramatist of philosophic notions and historical narratives that partake of blood-drenched battles on a tear-soaked terrain in which our lives and deaths are at stake.”
    Ref: The Cornell West Reader
    Introduction ( To Be Human, Modern and American)

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  • @ Mr. Greene

    To be FAIR, any reasonable thinking individual reading any of your political contributions, in which you ALWAYS mention the short-comings and corruption of the BLP, while DEFENDING the tenures of DLP administrations and its ministers, would immediately become aware of your POLITICAL BIAS and conclude you “behave as though only the (Bs) have a history.”

    After all, ‘six is still half dozen.’

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  • Artax,

    i have never hidden my bias for the DLP. if you want to present as unbiased i will not stand in your way

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  • William Skinner

    Would anyone be so kind as to explain to me what is the real difference between Lowe and any parliamentarian from within the BLPDLP since independence.
    This is all hogwash. The parties have their own internal candidate selection methods. If a constituency of the party determine that they have chosen a candidate and he runs and wins or loses , that is all to it.
    I recall that Tom Adams on winning g the government in 1976 reached way back and put Mencea Cox and Ronald Mapp back onto play. They were men far more advanced in age than Lowe. Did Lowe ever win in the constituency ? While I remain like others , who think that he was a disaster as a minister, the argument that a party because it was brutalized in the last elections, would just come and bring 30 brand new candidates before an electorate is devoid of politically reality.

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  • Mr. Greene

    You’re essentially ADMITTING your contributions are not meant for those who prefer to have a reasonable, rational and unbiased discussion about politics, but for those who share a similar political bias as you. So, it would be reasonable to dismiss your posts as rhetorical political diatribe. But, I won’t go as far as to call you ‘gallus gallus domesticus.’

    However, my point remains you “behave as though only the (Bs) have a history,” which you have purposely ignored.

    Anyhow, you have a wonderful Sunday.

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  • Donna 4:31am

    The nation article. The immature political leader was the president of the DLP

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  • @ William

    I believe the saying is do not go down a rabbit hole. I was not aware there were hares in Barbados. Nevertheless, the election of Dr Lowe to represent his old constituency is a matter for the DLP. What is more important is the performance of the current government, which was elected on May 25, 2018. Ignore the background noise.
    By the way, who is this Peter Wickham? I was under the impression he was a pollster, now I see he is a political scientist. Is politics a science?

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  • @Artax,

    whatever floats your boat.

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  • Are you so blinded to ignore concerns by sensible Barbadians about the candidate selection of political parties? We should be happy a few people can sit in a room and horse trade with the end result foisting incompetent candidtate on the electorate? Thank God Barbadians will never heed your asinine advice. Importantly, nor this blogmaster.

    >

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  • @Hal

    wonderful piece on former journalist George Hall from our school in the Nation today. maybe David could post it?

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  • “By the way, who is this Peter Wickham? I was under the impression he was a pollster, now I see he is a political scientist. Is politics a science?”

    This and some more comments on this thread = pure comedy gold. #bajaninukcondition🤣🤣🤣

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  • @ David

    Should we dismiss political analysis from Wickham, who has a track record, in favour of a self perceived know-it-all that seems to believe writing a few newspaper columns, qualifies him to speak WITH AUTHORITY on ALL matters….. and more so than those individuals who are qualified to do so?

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  • @Artax

    This blogmaster is on record on the blog that Wickham the POLITICAL SCIENTIST and Pollster should speak from more informed positions. He is has tainted his reputation by being biase.

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  • David,

    could you please post that piece in the Nation about George Hall the former journalist?

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  • Why is Wickham a political scientist? And, by the way, is politics a science? I am not a political (or any) scientist I just want to know.

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    STORY BY Cheryl Harewood
    GEORGE HALL

    A GIANT IN JOURNALISM
    Undeniably throughout the years, he has been an officer and a gentleman.
    An officer upholding his integrity in the Fourth Estate [referring to the watchdog role of the Press in a functioning democracy]; and a gentleman of astute character and grace.
    One can easily argue that George Hall has left an indelible mark wherever he served. And when the annals of local journalism are written, his name will undoubtedly be etched somewhere on history’s pages.
    For veteran journalists, the name George Hall is likely to conjure up images of a well-dressed, poised man who always made truth, honesty, good reporting and fairness his hallmarks. Other journalists and countless Barbadians will remember him as an information specialist employed by the United States of America Embassy in Barbados, where he was viewed as the “go-to man” by media practitioners seeking to acquire visas. Not that Hall’s role was to approve visas, but he definitely paved the way for media personnel to have theirs approved.
    When Hall agreed to an Easy interview where he would somewhat chronicle his years in the media and share his thoughts on journalism today, he figurativelytravelled back to the very place where he was born – at Lewis Gap, Green Hill, St Michael, the second of three children, and only son of Jeremiah Hall, a prison officer, pastor, and early stalwart of Kew Pilgrim Holiness Church, and his wife, Verona.
    While life for young Hall was not a bed of roses, it was certainly better than others of his day.
    Upon leaving Buxton Boys School, Hall entered Combermere School – somewhat against the odds. In fact, his headteacher at Buxton, William S. Arthur, who also influenced Hall’s interest in English Language and English Literature, was instrumental in ensuring that he sat the Common Entrance examination which gained him a place at Combermere.
    According to Hall, “Arthur, along with Reverend Kenneth Lawrence, who was also at Buxton, influenced me significantly during my studies of English Language and English Literature.
    “Other teachers such as Sam Corbin, who taught shorthand (stenography), and typing, and Harry Sealy, also played key roles in my life at secondary school.”
    It was Hall’s love for English, shorthand, and typing that perhaps laid the foundation for him to enter the field of journalism.
    After leaving Combermere, he was introduced by his dad to Godfrey Skeete, who assisted Hall in finding a job in the linotype department

    Former journalist and information specialist George Hall believes that journalism needs to return to its glory days and that today’s journalists should be more committed to the profession.

    Hall left Coles Printery after 18 months. At 19, he ventured into The Advocate (now The Barbados Advocate), which at the time was located at 34 Broad Street, The City. There he met with Trevor Gale, the man who paved the way for motor sports development in Barbados. Gale offered him a post in the linotype department. It was while typesetting the stories of columnists such as Mitchie Hewitt, Joe Brome and Clennell Bynoe, along with reporters Tony Vanterpool, Alistair Greene, and Ralph Morris, that Hall gained an interest in writing.
    “I spent two years in linotype and a year in teletype before I moved on to the editorial department in 1963, where Robert Best was the editor,” Hall disclosed.
    Joining him at that time were journalists Glyne Murray and Trevor Simpson.
    Hall explained, “Since I was good at shorthand and typing, my primary beat became the Courts and the House of Assembly. My first beat, however, was the seaport and airport, but I spent a lot of time covering the House of Assembly when Ernest Deighton Mottley was a Member of Parliament.”
    Hall was also responsible for covering the City Council, Northern, and Southern Council during the days of local government in the late 1960s.
    He stressed, “The House of Assembly was my strength. I loved it immensely and enjoyed working with people like Errol Barrow, James Tudor, and Frank Walcott – who were Members of Parliament. There was also J.E.T Brancker, the then Speaker of the House.
    “I had pre-Independence and post-Independence exposure at The Advocate,” recalled Hall, who covered the island’s Independence Day Ceremony at the Garrison Savannah on November 30, 1966, and remember being drenched in rain while taking the long trek back to Broad Street with fellow journalists, Al Gilkes, Glyne Murray, and photographer, Gordon Brooks.
    Hall covered just one General Election in the 1960s, and mused that back then it was safe to do so.
    “Back then it was safe. You were not branded by anyone of being for one political party or the other.”
    After breaking service at The Advocate for a stint at the United States Embassy, Hall returned a year later to take up the post of news editor. He succeeded Tony Vanterpool, who went on to work with the Industrial Development Corporation.
    Within a year, in 1970, he was offered the post of director of news and current affairs at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He spent nine years there, but not without encountering challenges.
    He noted, “Prior to 1976 I was never subjected to any political pressure. I was able to run a news department free of interference. It was after the 1976 General Elections that pressure came to bear. That’s when I arched my back.
    “I had just returned from a three-month stint at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and had many fresh ideas. However, I began to encounter a lot of interference; which ran counter to my training.”
    Hall tendered his resignation in June 1979, “because of the politics of the day” and having to flout the instructions of a prime minister, minister of information, and acting general manager of CBC, at the time.
    Shortly after, he accepted a position at the United States Embassy where he spent 20 years as information specialist, before retiring in 1998, on medical grounds.
    In retrospect, Hall believes much has changed in the field of journalism.
    He noted, “When I joined The Advocate the masthead came with the slogan, ‘For the rights that need assistance, against the wrongs that need resistance; for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do.’ “In those days people like the late Harold Hoyte and Clive Daniel, Carl Moore, Harry Mayers and many others who took journalism seriously, always sought to give all the facts and to pursue stories we thought needed to be kept in the public’s eyes. There was also the interest by management that you had the right approach, you were well-mannered, and well-dressed.

    “We went to great lengths to get the facts. There was minimal training at the time, so you leaned heavily on the older ones among you. They were always willing to lend a hand. We did what we did because of the love for the profession.
    “Journalism has changed a lot from those days. There is an abuse of the English Language and apart from a few dedicated journalists, there is no sense of real commitment to the profession. Maybe the rudiments of the profession are taught, but you cannot teach commitment,” Hall said.
    He added, “I think a lot must be done to bring back the glory days when the profession was held in high esteem.”
    Hall would also love to see local journalists get serious about forming an organisation to which they all belong, and which has the training and equipping of media professionals as its goal, so as to better inform the populace. He also thinks a properly organised association, journalists should aggressively agitate for a Freedom of Information Act.
    Hall also opined, “I think there is too much glamour associated with the profession rather than the duty of keeping people abreast with current affairs. At times there is also too much sensationalism.”
    In his personal life, Hall, who lost his first wife, Norma, the 1966 Independence Queen and Miss Civil Service Association to colon cancer in 1994 after 24 years of marriage, is father to their son, Kevin. He has been married to Joyce for the past 21 years, and is stepfather to Solange and Sasha.
    He considers both marriages as “matches made in Heaven”, and is amused at the uncanny similarities and personality traits of both wives.
    Faced with eyesight challenges, he spends these days cementing his relationship with God, interacting with young people, and listening to local and international news.
    His advice today to journalists?
    “Never compromise your professional integrity. If you do it once, you will lose all credibility.”

    Since losing his first wife Norma, a former Independence beauty queen to colon cancer in 1994 after 24 years of marriage, George Hall has been happily married to his second wife, Joyce, for the past 21 years.

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  • Side note: I remember using phrases I thought were clever and then finding that others had a different opinion.
    I later came to realize that what I thought was painless was hurtful to some; their initial response mislead me.
    I try to avoid smart phrases, though I often fail.

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  • @David,
    thanks again.

    @Hal,
    quote]

    “In those days people like the late Harold Hoyte and Clive Daniel, Carl Moore, Harry Mayers and many others who took journalism seriously, always sought to give all the facts and to pursue stories we thought needed to be kept in the public’s eyes. There was also the interest by management that you had the right approach, you were well-mannered, and well-dressed.

    “We went to great lengths to get the facts. There was minimal training at the time, so you leaned heavily on the older ones among you. They were always willing to lend a hand. We did what we did because of the love for the profession.
    “Journalism has changed a lot from those days. There is an abuse of the English Language and apart from a few dedicated journalists, there is no sense of real commitment to the profession. Maybe the rudiments of the profession are taught, but you cannot teach commitment,” Hall said.
    He added, “I think a lot must be done to bring back the glory days when the profession was held in high esteem.”
    Hall would also love to see local journalists get serious about forming an organisation to which they all belong, and which has the training and equipping of media professionals as its goal, so as to better inform the populace. He also thinks a properly organised association, journalists should aggressively agitate for a Freedom of Information Act.
    Hall also opined, “I think there is too much glamour associated with the profession rather than the duty of keeping people abreast with current affairs. At times there is also too much sensationalism.” [unquote

    today’s journalists are a far cry from those standards but all things change

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  • If anyone really wants to know what is political science, I believe they should contact the relevant personnel from worldwide universities that offer the discipline at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and ask for an official definition or explanation.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Hal
    “ We now live in a society where many Barbadian citizens, including those in the media, accept and report pronouncements made by policy makers without question or analysis. This attitude of gullibility and cringing is not good for democracy and is based on fear.”
    (Professor Michael Howard, Sunday Sun, Sunday August 2nd 2020)
    @ Hal
    You have been ridiculed for saying this on BU , for years.
    His whole argument was how can anybody looking at an economy with 40 % unemployment; the major industry down by 80% and business barely surviving ,be declared as “ stable.” Less than seventy two hours ago, I wrote on BU that the economy is really in shambles. I was at pains to point out it was not the administration’s fault but COVID-19. I told you that I will wait until the throne speech to see where the PM and the cabinet were going to take us before passing judgment. Yet some really nice jokers will come here and pretend that this is just a passing cloud and give praise just for partisan reasons.
    I have long maintained that public discourse has been hi jacked by some pure bred misinformed , misdirected jokers who in cahoots with the BLPDLP
    will eventually destroy our island state.

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  • Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Part of a job description for an Information Specialist
    SKILLS, ABILITIES:
    Must be able to research complex issues without supervision and under severe time constraints to speedily produce, for example, speeches for the Consul General on such topics as international security, trade policies, and other sophisticated aspects of American society.
    Must be able to exercise independent criticism of media and academic works.
    Must demonstrate initiative and ingenuity and be capable of overseeing, coordinating, and implementing high-level media programming, as well as developing and maintaining close personal high-level media contacts.
    Must be a thorough organizer and an excellent bilingual writer.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Incumbent must have in-depth knowledge of German and American political, economic, societal and cultural realities and trends.

    Incumbent must have a solid understanding of the media landscape in Bavarian and be able to successfully leverage media relationships for successful placement of interviews, op-eds, and articles about U.S. foreign policy.
    Must be knowledgeable about how to target specific messages to discrete audiences and use data-driven analysis and metrics to evaluate results.

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  • quote]

    Within a year, in 1970, he was offered the post of director of news and current affairs at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He spent nine years there, but not without encountering challenges.
    He noted, “Prior to 1976 I was never subjected to any political pressure. I was able to run a news department free of interference. It was after the 1976 General Elections that pressure came to bear. That’s when I arched my back.
    “I had just returned from a three-month stint at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and had many fresh ideas. However, I began to encounter a lot of interference; which ran counter to my training.”
    Hall tendered his resignation in June 1979, “because of the politics of the day” and having to flout the instructions of a prime minister, minister of information, and acting general manager of CBC, at the time.

    [unquote

    as true today as it was in 76

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  • Greene

    The best of the old DLPites with to make a come back / lead the dlp would be Sealy. he was very successful in the tourism ministry and he had a few stints acting as PM. so he got a good resume but got washed out with the tidal wave that took the DLP. he went up worthing and swam in de shit and got wash out with all the other shit . lol

    Your Drug Dealer smoke screen aint going to work. You DLPs dont seem to learn or understand the public.
    As David pointed out, thats a beaten track record that aint going to have any effect.- or rather it will have the same effect as the LEC that was beatten up so much in the last election.

    But good attempt of a distraction on your part

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  • i dont recognise it as an issue in the forefront of many bajans or DLPites as you put it. at least not yet or talked about. for me it is a curiosity. i wonder why a potential PM would do that and what would she get out of it?

    crime (as in gang/drug related murders) has increased so it couldnt be that, could it?

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  • @Greene

    It is an important observation. Although it may not resonate on the campaign trail, it merits discussion in the context of promoting a quality society.

    Some of these shady characters were involved in the football tournament sponsored by the bosslady.

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  • @ Green
    The paucity of our journalism is obvious from the point of view of a reader. When reading the Overseas Nation I get furious every week. I have stopped buying it, but still read it when I read it it gets me going.

    @William

    We have a serious problem with the quality of public debate in Barbados (or at least on BU). There is a combative style, an aggression that borders on violence, a drift in to party politics or prevarication..
    You see it on BU quite often. If one critiques government policy, which as a citizen one is entitled to do, they run for the hills: what about Boris?What about Trump? They also do these things in England, America, Timbuktu. And, sadly, they believe it is a reasonable reply.
    Even when one asks a question it is interpreted as a statement. So, for example, if one asks what is the government’s economic policy, people interpret that as a criticism. Quite often it is a search for simple information.
    Forget the party political nonsense, the point is that government economic policy is all over the place. BERT, BEST and BOSS are all different economic concepts. The concept of fiscal space is mumbo jumbo, relevant only within the contours of neo-classical economics, but if one is proposing a new paradigm, as I am, then one would normally expect a debate, not personal abuse.
    But we get the government we deserve.

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  • I hope your definition of “as true today as it was in 76” is not confined to a specific period.

    Surely you remember when CBC was ‘recently’ used to broadcast ONLY DLP related events, such as annual conferences, constituency branch meetings, the Friday afternoon lunchtime lectures, Bobby Morris’ history lectures, functions, and speeches or lectures by known DLP members….. immediately following CBC TV8 7PM news, under the title “News Extra,” and repeated sometime during the week…………..

    ………….. while DENYING the BLP any air time, even when they PAID for it.

    Both BLP and DLP administrations should be reminded CBC is a station financed by Barbadian taxpayers and should be OPERATED in the INTEREST of ALL Barbadians.

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  • John 2,

    Thanks! You have saved me!

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  • Greene

    i have seen that topic here on Bu pretty often (maybe about once a week?) and i am sure its not only you that keep bring it up so i dont think it just curiosity (maybe for you but not for others that keep brining it up)

    Could it be that that gang/ drug related murders could be a lot worse but because the invitee/ gang keep a low profile and holding their shots not to put to much pressure on the boss lady?

    Thats another topic that only she would know her reason why and does not have to give a reason for it – and is political secure.

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  • PS: When are you going to address the substance of the delusional PLT post that places me in the top ten percent of the world’s richest people?????

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    @ Ms Delusional

    NO ONE know you or who you are on BU since you don’t post under your full real name.

    SO FOR HIS POST TO PLACE YOU UNDER THE TOP 10 PERCENT IS A FIGMENT OF YOUR IMAGINATION.

    YOU SOLELY YOU; PLACED YOURSELF IN THE 10%.

    I WILL LEAVE YOU TO KEEP IN YOUR DELUSION OF GRANDEUR.

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  • quote]
    Could it be that that gang/ drug related murders could be a lot worse but because the invitee/ gang keep a low profile and holding their shots not to put to much pressure on the boss lady? [unquote

    that takes us into the realm of the illogical becos gang/drug murders have been rising in the last 2 years. so it doesnt look as though the invitations worked. another thing is, we never hear her addressing this but she can long talk about everything else.

    crime is not a political issue in Bim. at least not under the BLP

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  • @Hal Austin August 2, 2020 9:17 AM “is politics a science? I am not a political (or any) scientist I just want to know.”

    Yes politics is a science.

    Why?

    Because I say so.

    End of story.

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  • One has to use a certain firmness when addressing annoying toddlers.

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan August 2, 2020 2:18 PM

    If “Politics” is a science then Religion has to be a science also; not so?

    Aren’t they both based on the same set of manmade principles and precepts designed to fool and control the gullible masses?

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  • “crime is not a political issue in Bim. at least not under the BLP…..”

    What “also takes us into the realm of the illogical” is suggesting the PM inviting alleged ‘drug lords,’ to the opening of Parliament is responsible for an upsurge in gang/drug related crime…….. especially in the absence of any corroborating statistics.

    To make such a wild unfounded suggestion could only be described as presenting a ‘preposterous political argument.’

    Seeing how Mr. Greene usually takes us back to previous BLP administrations to support his arguments (criticisms ???), I’ll ask him if crime IS a political issue in Bim UNDER the DLP?

    I recall, I think it was after the 1986 general elections, Maurice ‘there are no gangs in Barbados’ King was appointed AG and Keith Simmons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, with responsibility for RBPF. In the interest of FAIRNESS and BALANCE, perhaps we should analyse and debate the tenures of both individuals as it relates to crime.

    Additionally, while we’re at it, how about analysing and debating former AG Adriel Brathwaite’s tenure as well? What immediately comes to mind is when he was asked about an increase in the ILLEGAL activity of squatting in his constituency, Brathwaite’s response was he was aware of the situation and had friends living there.

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  • @Miller August 2, 2020 2:30 PM “If “Politics” is a science then Religion has to be a science also; not so?
    Aren’t they both based on the same set of manmade principles and precepts designed to fool and control the gullible masses?”

    Yes religion is a science too.

    There are billions of religious believers in the world, and as my old man used to say about permanent “ya born and find then, and ya will die and leave them”

    So in your view religion is man made, so what? There are many things human made, and mostly such things have been made to make people more comfortable.

    You have something against comfort?

    Marx said that religion is the “opiate” of the people. But opiates have their uses not so? Life is sometimes very hard, very painful and if at such times we take a little religious opium would you want to deny us relief form our emotional, or spiritual pain?

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  • I guess if we can believe a man called Baje who lives in an undisclosed country is a world traveller with two degrees working for $200,000 a year, etc. etc. etc. we can also believe a woman called by her real first name, living on a 2×3 rock who has given so much of her life story (good and bad) that she is easily identifiable by those who know her, can be believed when she says she owns a property worth more than $200,000 dollars with just a little mortgage that she could easily clear off next time the bank opens. I would have to be a total failure to own anything less or perhaps be a business woman who took some risks that did not pay off.

    I had a boss once who used to say that as a man is so he judges people. In other words, a liar thinks that everybody else is a liar.

    It is particularly instructive that I am one of the few who never questioned your circumstances as told by you. I accepted them as you gave them. It is also particularly instructive that you should question mine even though they are far less grand.

    However….

    The fact remains that my CRITERION was what you were questioning. You thought my facts were wrong. NOW you have had to accept that my CRITERION was correct, you are questioning my financial details.

    I think it is established that I am in my fifties. I think it is established that I have only one child to raise. I think the quality of my language establishes that I have had a good education.

    It is quite normal in Barbados for a person of my age and educational level to own a parcel of land at least as big as a postage stamp and a tiny bungalow leading to a net worth of BDS$200,000 which PLT gave as his criterion.

    You are hereby likened unto a drowning man clutching at straws and looking very dishonest and stupid doing so.

    PS. I am willing to bet that you are the only one here who thinks I live in a shack.

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  • Lawd Hal and Greene do put forward some weak arguments though….not looking good on Waterford boys at all.🤣🤣🤣
    P.S: I don’t run from Hal Austin, a purveyor of misinformation and strawman expert.

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  • Donna
    LMBAO!!! Yuh slaying demons.🤣🤣🤣

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan August 2, 2020 3:21 PM
    “Marx said that religion is the “opiate” of the people. But opiates have their uses not so? Life is sometimes very hard, very painful and if at such times we take a little religious opium would you want to deny us relief form our emotional, or spiritual pain?”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Quite true!
    So too is Marijuana but which is still illegal in overly religious and supremely hypocritical Barbados.

    But one has to be careful in choosing which Dr. “GP” to visit to get your prescription.

    Which one would you recommend to issue that prescription?

    Our old-timer Georgie Porgie the witchdoctor of European divinity or the ISO-certified supporter of Nelson’s racism Grenville P?

    BTW, isn’t a good daily dose of Sunshine God’s the preferred brand of opiate given free of cost (once taken in moderation) unless you are pale skin and have to buy a plane ticket and book a hotel room.

    But we must take you up on a statement made earlier while you under the sedated influence of an overdose of the same opiate.

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  • @Miller “But one has to be careful in choosing which Dr. “GP” to visit to get your prescription. Which one would you recommend to issue that prescription? Our old-timer Georgie Porgie the witchdoctor of European divinity or the ISO-certified supporter of Nelson’s racism Grenville P?”

    Neither.

    Will get one of my young doctor relatives if need be.

    But as you know i am an avid gardener, so I get plenty of sunshine. No need for opiates. Up to now, happy and healthy.

    But pity poor Marx in coldest, darkest Russia/Germany/England. If I had to live in those places I would take my opiates too.

    Poor soul

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan August 2, 2020 4:24 PM

    Since you are so lovingly cheeky with your ripostes here is one for you to mull over while you work you b(l)ackside off in the Sun looking for your ‘priceless’ opiate.

    @ Cuhdear Bajan July 31, 2020 10:02 PM
    “O shute! Even the Devil is ALWAYS referred to as MALE.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So what does that make the Devil’s opposite? Female or Androgynous?

    If your God is referred to as “MALE” like the Father in Heaven then the Devil Satan has to be Female or a woman living in hell, not so?

    After all, according to your tale about the creation of human beings, Eve is the embodiment of the original sin and the devil’s representative on Earth, not so?

    Everything in Life has an opposite, except ONE. And certainly it is neither your male Go(o)d nor our female (D)evil.

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  • Enuff,

    In the queen’s English. I promised him the last bad word.

    The question I have is how the man could SO OBVIOUSLY be avoiding contradicting PLT and still call me delusional. For him to determine that I am not in the category PLT has given is IMPOSSIBLE to do when he does not know me.

    So…how the hell does he know I am delusional?????🤦🏽‍♂️

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  • Cuhdear Bajan,

    Many men use sex as their opiate. Tiger Woods is not the only sex addict. He was just the first to have his condition publicly diagnosed by a professional.

    For me the Church was better than mindless sex. I keep telling Miller it rescued me in some challenging times.

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  • Monsieur Macron, oui..vrai lol

    Miller…watch this.

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  • Wuhloss…we can’t wait to hear it, if he don’t get muzzled first…lol

    “Member of Parliament Trevor Prescod, who was removed from his post as Minister of Environment and National Beautification when Prime Minister Mia Mottley shuffled her Cabinet last week, is declaring that he has done nothing wrong in the country to deserve the treatment he said he has endured.

    Breaking his silence, days after being removed from the post, Prescod told those gathered at this morning’s Emancipation Day celebrations, held at the Emancipation Station, also known as Bussa, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, that he never stole even a toffee from the state.

    “Do you believe that I look so outdated that I cannot contribute to the development of Barbados? And I see men much younger and women much younger than me that can’t get up those stairs, serving at the highest level. I have a lot to tell you, but I am not going to tell you all now.”

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  • Stupse!

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  • Pacha…you feel big hard ass black people in this day and age who have been controlling the parliament for over 50 years…should still be talking this utter fcking shit still, only talking it when they no longer have these dumb ass colonial slave titles inflating their egos with….while people are on FB laughing at Mia talking about looking for freedom, apparently freedom for the Black majority can only be found in Barbados 1 day a year, goddam useless to their own people….kick their no good asses out of the parliament…they are all full of shit.

    Meanwhile, Prescod also issued the reminder that there are a number of “uncle toms” in society who will never allow the masses to escape the shackles of modern slavery. He said that history shows clearly that nobody from a working class family can be at the forefront of the revolution for the freedom of the people.

    ““They use us over and over again to impress upon black people that they are here to create economic enfranchisement. Well I will tell you at some time, the economic enfranchisement that they created. I will tell you in case some of it doesn’t come in the paper.

    “These uncle toms, who write in the newspaper, some of them leaving school, with scripture in home economics and all of a sudden some of them become professors of philosophy in all different types of disciplines, and hide behind school ties, trying to make you believe that they are speaking truth, and they have great vision and clarity with the required intuition to take us somewhere.”

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  • And for the fowl slave, Prescod is not saying anything that we have not already said on BU a thousand different times in a thousand different ways. What he needs to do is call up BBC or Amanpour….now that would be an interview to watch.

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U August 2, 2020 5:23 PM

    We have been calling for a reduction in the size of the Cabinet for two and a half years. Now our leader, Mia Mottley, is implementing our wishes and sending the dinosaurs to the old folks’ home.

    I think we should praise our leader for that.

    Basically I am suspicious of politicians who play the race card. We should also clearly state for once who is the slave driver here. It is not the businessman who pays taxes, but the many useless public servants who rot in their offices out of idleness and terrorize the population with ever new taxes and regulations. When Prescott talks about Uncle Tom, he should take a look in the mirror, because for two and a half years as a minister he has done nothing against laziness and wastefulness in his ministry.

    Modern slavery in Barbados is nothing other than the fact that the hard working population is enslaved by the deep welfare state and the civil service state through ever new taxes.

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  • It is quite normal in Barbados for a person of my age and educational level to own a parcel of land at least as big as a postage stamp and a tiny bungalow leading to a net worth of BDS$200,000 which PLT gave as his criterion.

    You are hereby likened unto a drowning man clutching at straws and looking very dishonest and stupid doing so.

    PS. I am willing to bet that you are the only one here who thinks I live in a shack.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    HAVING LIVED IN BARBADOS WITHIN THE LAST DECADE I KNOW YOU ARE A FULL BLOWN LIAR.

    ANYONE CAN TRAVEL THROUGH ANY PARISH IN BARBADOS AND MEET MANY PEOPLE MALE AND FEMALE IN THEIR 50s, 60s and 70s LIVING AT AND BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.

    ONE CAN SEE MANY DESTITUTE CASES HIGHLIGHTED FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS.

    BARBADOS HAS AROUND A 98% LITERACY WHERE MOST CAN READ AND WRITE WELL NOTHING TO BOAST ABOUT.

    WHETHER YOU LIVE IN A SHACK OR NOT IS IRRELEVANT TO MYSELF.

    WHETHER YOU BELIEVE ME OR NOT IS ALSO IRRELEVANT.

    FOR YOUR COLLEAGUE @enuff WHO MAKES REFERENCE TO DEMONS HE/SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO LOOK FAR LOCALLY AND AMONG HIS BLP CRIMINAL MATES.

    WHO AREN’T BULLERS, WICKERS, THIEVES AND SUBJUGATING THEIR LOCAL PEOPLE TO MISERY WHILST TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THE EVIL ALL AROUND THEM BY POINTING TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD FOR DEFLECTION.

    I AM NOT IN THE DELUSIONAL 2×3 ISLAND FULL OF ANGELS AND TOTALLY HONEST PEOPLE THANK GOODNESS AND APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT I CAN CALL A SPADE A SPADE.

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