The Fool’s Mate

This week a strange development unravelled in the glare of the public. One minister stayed home and one minister went to…

The eagerly anticipated Integrity in Public Life Act 2020 failed to pass the Upper House again. If it did we understand it would have died this week with the prorogation of parliament. If the government is serious about enacting and operationalizing the failed Bill, we HOPE to see it listed on the Order Paper in September 2020 when the House of Assembly resumes after the break. Are we gluttons for receiving punishment from the political class.

What led us to this point civic minded Barbadians want to know? Was the debate designed and orchestrated to fail by hoodwinking independent and opposition Senators or were they willing participants in the show?

It is incomprehensible the government side – led by the experienced Senator Jerome Walcott and member of the kitchen cabinet – was not able to win the support of three Senators. The assumption is that Senator Lucille Moe is onboard with the Bill and not off sulking some where shirking the people’s business. Do we need to remind the political class and so called independents this Bill was recorded in the Chamber for three years before it died in the last session of parliament?

… is that if you have a good bill, then that means it will have support and opposition because the bill will actually do something. Because of this, the bill will require some negotiating and compromise. This means that you should start with the biggest, broadest bill possible because as your bill moves through both houses of the Legislature, you will inevitably have to remove or change some parts of the bill…

CAP.impact

To this blogmaster’s simple way of thinking, enacting integrity legislation is expected to be a contentious undertaking in any place. It follows the citizenry of Barbados expect elected officials in a mature setting to negotiate a final position in the interest of who they were elected to (Rh) serve. We have been trying to pass this type of law since the mid 70s . Our failure to accomplish the task exposes the political class – read Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) – as a disingenuous cabal.

How in heavens name can the Minister of Health Jefferey Bostic make a decision out of caution to remain isolated after receiving a negative COVID 19 test AND the Chief Medical Officer (ag) issue a medical clearance to rookie Minister Lisa Cummins to attend the Upper Chamber where the Integrity in Public Life Act 2020 was about to be voted. The minister is the the de facto boss of the CMO for crissakes.

What was the point?

How is it connected?

Minister Lisa Cummins’ apology

Minster Lisa Cummins was instructed to apologize to public criticism. Not the way she wanted to start her tenure as a new minister of government but she appears to be a smart lady and will have to wrestle her conscience if being a politician allows her to the individualist she appears to be.

The blogmaster continues to reflect … if this pandemic does not disrupt what will?

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  • However you cut it. 30 zeroes is zero!!

    The Senate does not exist!!

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  • @David,

    seems to me that that article is missing a conclusion

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  • @Greene

    The blogmaster continues to reflect … if this pandemic does not disrupt > what will? >

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  • Govt had no intentions of having a sound integrity bill which would have reflect the nagging concerns of morals and ethics in public life
    Wunna keep running down the rabbit hole lol

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  • The only one thing ethical Mia has done so far was to fire George Payne
    Any thing else that would hold govt feet to morals and ethics is like trying to pull teeth
    Mia knew that this bill would not pass
    Hence her last minute dash all flat footed to throw the infamous unethical minister George Payne under the bus
    Another one of her famous self. serving display of smoke and mirrors
    Wunna can tek dat

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  • I am yet to be convinced that certain blogmasters (nuh name nuh lockup) really wants disruption and change.
    Some years ago, his clarion call was for the best and brightest. He got his wish but now wants disruption. Disrupt what? Disrupt who? The political class?

    Until certain blogmasters (again no names) go through the archives of BU and get back to the mission. The disruption he pretends to seek will remain an elusive dream.

    Frankly this blog has become part of the problem and is just an extension of the poor-rakey Parliament.

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  • “If this pandemic does not disrupt, what will?” is a most excellent question.
    Permit me to here record the three major reflections it has given me, as a student of Eschatology.
    First, it reminds me of the birth pang signs that the Lord Jesus gave in the Olivet discourse as recorded in Matthew 24:1-14. This discourse is also found in Mark 13 and Luke 21.

    Taken as a whole, the opening section of the Olivet discourse, in Matthew 24:1-14, itemizes general signs, events, and situations which mark the progress of the age, and, with growing intensity, indicate that the end of the age is approaching. These signs, however, by their very characteristics and because they have occurred throughout the present age, do not constitute a direct answer to the question of “the sign” of the coming of the Lord….unlike the very specific sign that Jesus gave in Mt 24:15 about thye abomination of desolation,
    about which there should be no disagreement or confusion (assuming one does not interpret this sign as having been fulfilled in the past).

    In Matthew 24:4-14, at least nine major characteristics of this general period are described….In general, these signs have been at least partially fulfilled in the present age and have characterized the period between the first and Second Coming of Christ. They should be understood as general signs rather than specific signs that the end is near. As stated in Mt 24:8, these are the beginning rather than the end of the sorrows which characterize the close of the age.

    Jesus first warned, in general terms (24:4–14), of several characteristics of the period of time before he would return. There would be counterfeit messiahs, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilence, earthquakes martyrs, false prophets, increasing evil, and the preaching of the gospel worldwide.

    In Mt 24:4–14 Jesus foretold these signs of His coming again as being like birth pains, which come at the very end of a pregnancy and with increasing rapidity and severity until the child is born. Jesus is saying these are just the birth pains. These are just the very early birth pains and they’ve been going on for 2,000 years and have been escalating. And if you want to see what they’re going to look like at the very end just before the event then you read Revelation 6 through 19.

    These signs have been at least partially fulfilled in the present age and have characterized the period between the first and Second Coming of Christ. They should be understood as general signs rather than specific signs that the end is near.” Covid 19 is obviously one such sign.It is clearly one of a series of pestilences, as described in Mathew 24:7, that will be observed before the end of the age, just like HIV/AIDS, SARS, ZIKA etc.

    From Mt 24:5-14 Jesus clearly indicates that there would be a rather long, indeterminate period before the end of the age would begin. Jesus’ disciples, whose questions, Jesus was answering in the Olivet Discourse, knew from the prophet Daniel that the end of the age would not be a single spectacular event but a series of events, covering several years. The Lord begins carefully to trace the age which they could not see, the parenthesis of time in which we now live….He is most emphatically not giving so-called “signs of the times” here.

    To the contrary, he repeatedly indicates that he is tracing the age. For instance, he says in Mt 24:6, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet.” Therefore, despite the commentators who insist that “wars and rumors of wars” are a sign of the near approach of the end, our Lord says quite otherwise. In Mt 24:8 he adds,”…all this is but the beginning of the birth pangs.” He is saying, in effect, “These events are but leading up to the end of the age about which are asking.” Then, finally, in Mt 24:14, after listing a long series of events, he says, “and then the end will come.”

    We must therefore not interpret the general characteristics of the interadvent age (wars, rumors of wars, false Messiahs, famines, pestilences, earthquakes) as an indication that the end has come. These are just the “beginning of sorrows” or birth pangs – the much more intense time of “delivery” is yet to come.

    The Lord begins carefully to trace the age which the disciples could not see, the parenthesis of time in which we now live. If we note carefully the time phrases He employs to lead up to the answer to the disciples’ question we shall have no difficulty with this section. He is most emphatically not giving so-called “signs of the times” here. To the contrary, he repeatedly indicates that He is tracing the age. For instance, he says in Mt 24:6, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet.”

    The second major reflection that the COVID pandemic has given me, as a student of Eschatology, is that the prophesy concerning plagues as given in Revelation 6-19 will come to past in due time after the rapture of the True church, described in revelation 4-5.

    The third and most important reflection that the COVID pandemic has given me, as a student of Eschatology, is that it is a fore warning of the event described in Revelation 18 that will bring a total end to commerce of all sorts. I can think of no pestilence or plague that has universally affected international and local commerce as the COVID pandemic. It has both convinced me of the fact that the event described in Revelation 18 that will bring a total end to commerce of all sorts, will indeed occur, and it has simultaneously explained how this event might be brought to pass.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    Apology accepted.

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  • Our grand leader will certainly make a second attempt for the anti-corruption law, destroying the crooked opposition. The delay and at the end of the failure is probably due to the Corona troubles (Presscott, Nelson riots).

    It is intolerable that a small, democratically illegitimate minority continues to hold the country hostage in these difficult times.

    The population is therefore called upon to rebel against the opposition. If necessary, the police should take the opposition members into special custody to protect them from the just wrath of the people.

    So this in not the end but just the beginning of a glorious 30-years-reign.

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  • A slave society still stuck in a philosophy from the 1800s…a shame and disgrace in 2020….do the goddamn math, you clowns stuck in the 18th century time machine called a parliament..

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  • They are stuck even further back than the 18th century. Stuck in the slavemaster parliament and its procedures established in 1639. Terrified to enter the 21st century with a vision based on who we are as African descendants. Those who think this problem can be solved by an Integrity Bill coming out of a parliament with no integrity don’t get it.

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  • How in heavens name can the Minister of Health Jefferey Bostic make a decision out of caution to remain isolated after receiving a negative COVID 19 test AND the Chief Medical Officer (ag) issue a medical clearance to rookie Minister Lisa Cummins to attend the Upper Chamber where the Integrity in Public Life Act 2020 was about to be voted. The minister is the the de facto boss of the CMO for crissakes.

    What was the point?

    How is it connected?
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    @ David

    .The medical officer should make his decision only on the medical/scientific facts available to him and the request for the patient ( request could have also come through his boss).

    To suggest that the MO should have done something different, because the minister made a personal decision is total BS.
    Is the minister a doctor?

    You were one of those that always said this covid situation if fluid. now are you going to hit at the CMO for the release of the ghanian nurses after 8 day because the minister (his boss) made the personal decision to isolate?

    Lisa is not the minister of health.
    IMO she would have based her decision to go to the senate because she thought her vote would have been needed to pass the very important piece of legislation for the country. and after getting medical clearance she did what she thought was right for the country.

    on the other had if the roles were reversed and it was the minister vote that was needed i think that he too would have made the same decision as the senator.

    They are two different individuals and they had different circumstances under which they made their personal decisions.
    The two are in no way connected

    As minister of health and with no pressing issues to attend to, it would have been easier for the minister (and probably) a feather in his cap to make the decision that he did. For sure he had nothing to lose by it.

    The senator did nothing wrong. She made a valiant effort to get the bill passed.

    The CMO(ag) did nothing wrong. He did is job exactly as he should.
    why are you questioning his decision and linking it to the personal decision of the minister.

    Isnt it the medical team that is advising goverment and is responsible for our excellent response to covid?
    Why are you questing them now?

    Is the article above your pandering to the senator that lead the walk out ( as he had a right to)?
    If he had remain we still wouldnt have gotten his vote (that probably why lisa showed up) but the other senators would have remained and we probably would have gotten the bill passed.

    i am look for you to rip into the CMO for the release of the nurses within 8 days. be consistent!

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  • Cummins would have known how important her vote is if the leader of government business had done his job. For example, Cummins is instructed to stay home because Walcott would have canvassed the Upper Chamber – the government has 10 votes plus Maynard, Taitt, MOE? and one more ???. In other words it should not have been guess work.

    Bostic and Cummins are in the same Cabinet. She did not ask the CMO for the medical certificate, that came from elsewhere. You mean nobody anticipated the backlist given position taken by Bostic at the earlier national press conference?

    Regarding the CMO, what science are you talking about? The authorities are making it up as they go along. There is a serious unknown following COVID 19.

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  • “Terrified to enter the 21st century with a vision based on who we are as African descendants. Those who think this problem can be solved by an Integrity Bill coming out of a parliament with no integrity don’t get it.”

    pretty much, but they can’t stop the wide awakening, not even vaccines can stop this, when the people decide that Mia is not keeping their current and future generations as slaves to feed a centuries old colonial system, keeping them dumbed down so that their African birth rights can be stolen again….let’s see how she plans to fight tens of thousands of people.

    waving arms around and pointing long fingers will not cut it this time, neither will all those foolish sounding lies….

    it’s pathological that none in the parliament can see the significance of the change in the minds of many of the people, they keep doing the same stupid things and it keeps FAILING, but they continue to do them anyway, completely stuck in their time warp…and can’t see themselves…the entertainment part for many who are watching is that with all the long talk, none of them who begged for votes and deceived to get into their 18th century time machine know how to get out of of it and no intelligent person would bother to tell them anything, they are all very nicely HOISTED ON THEIR OWN PETARD….dangling in mid-air………and we are patiently waiting for the crash..

    …if real people weren’t involved and being impacted, this would be a great source of amusement and the source of countless jokes..

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  • https://yen.com.gh/143839-teenagers-build-robot-remove-83b-tons-plastics-ocean-worldwide.html?fbclid=IwAR3bVjDTRKBIAqxFocv9_G5M2DzSJuBUR9FbsFBayTXPcAeOIWrvQ5Eh–4

    “4 South Sudanese teenagers have built a robot to rid the world’s oceans of over 8.3bn tons of plastic pollution. According to Face2FaceAfrica.com, the team displayed their invention that can clean water bodies of plastics and other pollutants at the recently held First Global Challenge in Dubai.”

    This is what the black face colonials have stopped for decades on the island, BLACK creativity, BLACK success, BLACK excellence….no one is paying black leaders a salary anymore to keep black people enslaved, that has to end with the Mia government.

    all they have done is keep a bunch of gossipy yardfowls as their imps and pimps for decades spreading false indoctrination and the people unable to escape that time warp, it’s all now exposed, am sure if they are not still too arrogant and self-absorbed even them can sense the change in the atmosphere, the change in the way Bajans are now talking,the narrative has completely changed, if they can’t that, they are in for a real surprise…that is the progress made from years and years of opening people’s eyes. Even the very young not yet 18 years old understand that the trash in the parliament are nothing to listen to anymore…

    watch muh nuh….We Gathering….. Steam….

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  • What a laugh, what a joke…get out the popcorn. It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s ignorant corrupt black leaders

    “Read ePaper
    Home / Politics / AG says Barbados will fight blacklisting ‘tooth and nail’

    AG says Barbados will fight blacklisting ‘tooth and nail’ – by Barbados Today August 8, 2020
    Barbados has declared it is ready to fight the European Union “tooth and nail” in court if the blacklisting the bloc imposed is not reviewed, Attorney General Dale Marshall told Parliament on Friday.

    Before the House of Assembly Standing Finance Committee, Marshall said: “We are fighting this tooth and nail. We are prepared, if necessary, to litigate the EU stance in various international forums, not just because it has the ability to cripple our financial system but because of the principle which says that you cannot judge and convict a man unless he has the opportunity to be heard.”

    Marshall said Bridgetown had asked Brussels for talks last year which still have not happened.

    He said: “The EU following one of their pieces of legislation had put Barbados on a blacklist in relation to money laundering.

    “Let me say to this Chamber that over a year ago we fought with the EU in relation to naming and shaming jurisdictions.”

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  • For 5 marks please explain the last paragraph of the article?

    Franklyn happy, but Moore upset

    By Barry Alleyne barryalleyne@nationnews. com

    Apology accepted!

    Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn is satisfied new Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins was heartfelt in her apology on Friday for her presence in the Senate chamber on Wednesday.

    However, Independent senator Toni Moore is more concerned about the spectacle which ensued in the Senate chamber last Wednesday, claiming theIntegrity In Public Life Bill should never have been tabled on the day.

    Franklyn was the driving force in several Senators walking out of the Upper House’s new chambers at Worthing Court, Christ Church when Cummins entered to be part of the debate on the bill.

    “She has apologised, and as far as I’m concerned that’s the end of the matter. We don’t want blood,” he said yesterday.

    Not that picky

    “I’m not that picky that I wouldn’t accept an apology. All of us make mistakes. The matter is dead. She’s seen the error of her ways, knowing she had done wrong and admitted it. The matter is dead,” Franklyn added.

    On arrival at the Senate last Wednesday, President of the Senator Sir Richard Cheltenham read a letter from acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George indicating that Cummins had been tested for the COVID-19 virus and was negative while on self-quarantine.

    But Franklyn and some other colleagues had issues with Cummins’ presence, questioning why she wasn’t in quarantine instead for 14 days, the incubation period for the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19.

    Cummins was tested for the virus after attending a welcoming ceremony on July 30 for 95 nurses who arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport from Ghana. Nine of those nurses tested positive for the virus, prompting the self quarantine of Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic, Cummins, journalists and other officials who were also in attendance.

    On Thursday, three nurses from Ghana who originally tested negative on arrival were found to be among the country’s five latest new infections with COVID-19.

    During last Wednesday’s debate in the Senate, Franklyn had indicated there was a concern with some persons testing positive days after a first test was negative, which should prompt public health officials to ensure 14 days of quarantine.

    On Friday, in a video message, Cummins apologised for her actions, which led to the walkout of four Senators.

    Moore was also accepting of the apology but had other concerns.

    “The apology by Senator Cummins is a good thing and perhaps a necessary thing. However, my interest is not with whether the apology should be accepted or not. I am more interested to see how we might be able to move past the awkwardness of last Wednesday evening’s Senate session, using it as a good teaching moment on how we can be better going forward,” Moore, the general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, said.

    “People with integrity must value others by showing them respect – the legitimate rights of all must be held in highest regard at all times. I say this acknowledging that respect is sometimes difficult when, for whatever reason, we feel pressured. Senator Cummins no doubt felt pressured because the Government’s collective

    vote was short by one, given the glaring absence of Senator Moe again on that day. Had Senator Cummins been absent as well, the vote would have been short by two sure votes which could likely compromise the final outcome. For although many of the other senators strongly supported the need for “integrity” legislation in principle, they had cited a number of technical objections in the formulation of the bill which was already before the Senate,” she said.

    Unnecessary

    Moore said Cummins’ attendance created “an unnecessary spectacle” which led to the mess and mockery that followed.

    “Senators left the chamber on a position of principle and out of concern for their own health. Their exit compromised the ability of the bill to be passed based on numbers, yet the decision was made by the Government benches to advance to a vote when it could have been deferred. In my view, it seemed to create a ripe opportunity to apportion blame to everyone else for the failed outcome. Simply put, the vote should not have taken place on Wednesday, August 5, 2020,” Moore concluded.

    (BA)

    Nation Newspaper

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  • Senator correct in saying sorry
    By Ezra Alleyne
    Last week provided much political fodder for all those “instant coffee” experts who pride themselves on reading the tea leaves, without recognising that the only beverage being served is coffee. Suddenly, they realise the Senate is not a useless chamber, at least not in constitutional matters.
    Anyway, Senator Lisa Cummins was right to apologise. I do not blame her at all. This kind of legislation requires management. Ten points to the young senator. She showed admirable political wisdom in apologising for attending the Senate Chamber last Wednesday during debate on the Integrity In Public Life Bill.
    There is too little understanding by the public about these matters.
    Mischievous rum-shop and street- corner opinion, sown in medium if not high places, is often watered by harmful speculation firmly planted in fertile ignorance.
    A bill which infringes rights guaranteed by The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority of both Houses of Parliament to become law. Section 49 of The Constitution says so. The title of the bill must also (red flag) state that the bill is that kind of legislation.
    Now, the Government has 12 senators; the Opposition has two and the Governor General nominates seven members. One of the Government members is appointed as President. The maximum number, therefore, available to the Government on any day is 11 Barbados Labour Party members, and for this bill it needed 14.
    So the Government (B, D, or N) cannot pass this kind of legislation in the Senate on its own steam.
    It has to have the support of, at the very least, three non-Government senators voting with the full team of Government senators on the floor to pass the Senate.
    Process
    It was, therefore, absolutely necessary to have had all Government Senators available to vote. Secondly, someone, perhaps Leader of Public Business, would have had to cultivate the support of the non-Government senators, and to persuade at least three of them to support the bill.
    Was this done?
    Failure to manage the process may mean that a bill affecting rights under The Constitution could fail and the Government of the day may be embarrassed.
    Let me show how keenly this special majority process has to be managed. In 1981, the Tom Adams Cabinet decided to pass the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act. Under that law, plantation owners were bound to convey plantation tenantry lands to qualified tenants. This major law would affect the property rights of plantation owners, and we knew that.
    Funny business
    As I recently recalled, just before that debate, Cabinet gave approval for David Simmons to attend a parliamentary conference in Australia. BLP leaders had the voting issue covered, so he could go. But politics is a funny business.
    Within a day of leaving, local political realities, not of the BLP’s making, dictated the return of David from Australia immediately, so the BLP could make sure on its own steam that it had a two-thirds majority
    in Parliament.
    In pre-Internet times, the telephones lines were running hot. David had just barely landed, when he had to jump back on an aircraft for another stressful trip back to Barbados. We had to ensure the legislation could pass in the Parliament.
    He made it, but must have been dog tired, to put it mildly, when he cast his vital vote for this historic bill.
    I rest my case!
    Mind you, this current issue was a sort of political Hobson’s choice. If the bill was not debated and passed in the Senate before the House was prorogued, it would fall. That could have created a noisy argument that the Government did not want to pass it.
    Public interest
    The current bill needs more than mere BLP votes.
    The public interest demands that we face the issues and fix them.
    It is now clear that public education on civics is badly required. The people must know and understand the importance of the Senate, as well as understanding the power of the Prime Minister.
    They must also understand that while the Prime Minister and the economic team are skilfully wrestling the economy (the elephant in the room) to the floor; small foxes must not be allowed to spoil the vine.
    Now, an even more eagerly awaited and interesting Throne Speech beckons.
    Ezra Alleyne is an attorney at law and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.

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  • With all the fancy writing…do any of these acknowledge that for the LAST 50 YEARS of half-assed, including corrupt governance and amid decades of HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS…there has NEVER been any integrity legislation, FOIA, transparency legislation, anti-corruption legislated AND ENFORCED.. and only because they ended up on a money laundering blacklist and were FORCED by EU to legislate the various drafts they had sitting there for over 20 years that the country got that one..but ONLY ONE…

    i think they are all missing the substantive point…in their various role playing drama..

    it is all a mockery from overgrown aged 11 plusers..

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  • “Reconsider travel to Barbados due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.”

    That’s from the advisory the US issued to its citizens 3 days ago.

    When was it the goodly senator appeared in the Senate?

    Did the US use this irresponsible act as a reason for issuing the advisory?

    Reconsider travel to Barbados due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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  • David 12 23 am

    Then you blame should have been at the feet of Walcott not Lisa , the CMO or who ever issued lisa with the letter of clearance.

    It you that said the CMO issued her clearance – i was going by what you said.

    The science – that lead showed that lisa did not have the virus (as yet). The science that if the virus was in her body at that time it was so little that it could not show up it the test therefore Lisa could not have infectious.

    Yes there are a lot of unknowns about the virus and the protocols change as we learn more. Do you think the medical officer would have cleared the ministers and senator ( and now the nurses) in under 14 days if the there felt it was unsafe or if the had no knowledge of the new/update protocols?

    Again
    Who ever cleared the two minister did it on the evidence of the negative test and that they are aware of the new protocols that allowed for giving that clearance (in less than 14 days).
    Bostic decision was a personal/political decision to his benefit (alone) it has nothing to do with the two of them being in the same cabinet.

    Lisa (now my favorite politician because of her work ethnics) made her decision in a valiant attempt to get the bill passed.
    She showed up for work to get the job done after she was cleared.

    Other chose to walk off the job (they are being paid to do) because of safety reasons and maybe ignorance to the new protocols ( and it was theirs rights).

    You blistering article should have been on Walcott not Lisa or the CMO. I am in the camp that Lisa did not need to apologize.
    She attempted to do what was best for Barbados and what bajans were/are calling for for a long time.

    Bostic personal decision was (to me) more political optics.

    And how do you know the bostic did not assist in getting the clearance for Lisa just to attend the meeting?

    On hindsight the bill would have failed but lisa should not be blamed she should be commended for her effort in getting it passed!

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  • Where did the blogmater blame Lisa Cummins? Who made her apologize to the nation if she did nothing wrong?

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  • “Last week provided much political fodder for all those “instant coffee” experts who pride themselves on reading the tea leaves, without recognising that the only beverage being served is coffee”

    “There is too little understanding by the public about these matters. Mischievous rum-shop and street- corner opinion, sown in medium if not high places, is often watered by harmful speculation firmly planted in fertile ignorance.”

    Why this guy cannot write something without hinting at how ignorant some of us are.. We need the Oracle of Delphi to inform us ion these matters.

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  • tTHEo

    i use the word ignorant in its official meaning not the way it is used in bajan.

    i hope you are not ignorant to the official meaning

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  • William Skinner

    “There is too little understanding by the public about these matters.
    Mischievous rum-shop and street- corner opinion, sown in medium if not high places, is often watered by harmful speculation firmly planted in fertile ignorance.“
    (Quote Ezra Alleyne)

    Why don’t you come right out and say it , Mr. Alleyne: The people in the rum shops and on the street corners , are only intelligent or have common sense , when they go into a polling booth and vote for those like you, who can then turn around and say how ignorant they are. Be a man say it!

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  • David

    You blamed the CMO for issuing the clearance for Lisa to attend the meeting.
    plus the general tone of you article

    You are not blaming Lisa for attending the meeting? You could have fooled me !

    A one sentence summary of your article is that Lisa is to be blame for what happened at that meeting (as in the senators walking out).

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  • @John2

    To repeat the question, why did Lisa Cummins say sorry if she was in the right?

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  • Lisa Cummins should not have attended the Senate. she should have done what Bostic did and if anything registered her vote remotely if such a facility was / is in place

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  • @ William

    Sheer incompetence. This bag of manure cannot even get their own legislation through both houses of parliament. As to numbers, there is a role for a second chamber to act as a check and balance to the majority lower house.
    But if the ruling party has a majority in the senate, then this will not act as a check on the lower house, it will simply rubber stamp its policies.
    We must reform our senate. I propose a fixed term senate, say for seven years, and all members will be there on their own merit and not as representatives for any one party. Once an individual has served as a senator they are disqualified for the rest of their lives from sitting in either house again. Eligibility should be based on proven experience and expertise.
    Such a reform will give senators relative freedom to vote on conscious.

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  • @Greene

    The facility of electronic voting is not available in our parliament. It is ironic if you consider the Minister of Digital Transformation sits in the Senate.

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  • i iz bajan. Looking up officia on the map.

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  • As usual, priorities all screwed up. They have never met the international standards for observing basic anything and it’s all deliberate, but got the gonads to want to fight EU “tooth and nail” to get off a blacklist.

    How about fighting tooth and nail to diversify the economy now that racist dependency tourism is DEAD DEAD DEAD.

    ….how bout fighting tooth and nail to end the corruption, the racist practices, the oppression, the exploitation of the population, the thefts of the people’s money..how bout that…..

    they have fooled Bajans for decades that they are so afraid of UK and Europe, acting as though they were being FORCED to maintain a slave society, but apparently that “fear” i only extends to certain things when it’s associated to doing the right things, but as soon as they feel that their money laundering, criminal syndicate and corrupt practices with minorities are being threatened, they immediately turn into David taking on Goliath…no longer fearful of bigger countries, got all kinda big talk in their mouths even for US…

    that is why they should be dragged up before international courts for human rights violations and abuses of their people and the thefts of BILLIONS OF DOLLARS……every one of them.

    Alleyne is acting as thought simple, basic issues escapes the average bajan, that is insulting, it’s also obvious that all of the above is complicated for any of them to analyze, so simple minded people have to break it down for them.

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  • @ Gfreene

    Not changing the subject, but have you seen what those idiots at the Nation have done to the English women’s footballer? These brain dead FOOLS HAVE PUBLISHED HER FULL HOME ADDRESS.
    THEY LIVE IN A LITTLE WORLD AND DO NOT REALISE THAT THEY ARE PUTTING PEOPLE’S LIVES AT RISK BY PUBLISHING THEIR PERSONAL DETAILS.
    She was prosecuted for what we call a process crime. Clearly she was not given clear advice, broke the so-called protocols, and was prosecuted. I will bet anything they will not give clearer advice in future, leaving it up to visitors to know the rules by osmosis.

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  • David

    Oh so you are not blaming Lisa?

    IMO…….. i repeat IMO
    Lisa did nothing wrong . I AM IN THE CAMP THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR HER TO APOLOGIZE.

    Why did she apologise if she is in the right. I HAVE NO CLUE.

    You already seem to have the information as you stated that she WAS INSTRUCTED TO APOLOGIZE.

    If for some reason she felt she need to apologize and did then kudos to her

    I STILL REMAIN IN THE CAMP THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR HER TO APOLOGIZED AND THAT SHE SHOULD HEVE BE GIVEN KUDOS FOR HER ATTEMPT TO GET THE BILL PASSED.

    nOW I REPEAT TO YOU.

    Where is you anger towards the CMO/whom ever for the releasing of the 4 nurses from harrison point in 8/9 day and not 14?
    You are not being consistent. These nurses were infected with the virus and are out in less than 14 day. but you are pissed off at the release of lisa who never had the virus (at that point).

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  • @John2

    Do not be naive, she was asked to apologize to stem the adverse public opinion.

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  • And Hal is the only one dummy who gives a shit, the woman should not be in Barbados in the first place…her ass is more than likely infected…the same protocols can be found in every country, including where the twit originated..

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  • Moving on
    and using one of maripose terms

    It now up to the UPP to ” hold the government feet to the fire ” in getting this bill passed. UPP is in the best position to gain political mileage by keep pressure on the government.
    Every future sitting of parliament should be picketed until the bill is passed.

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  • David

    Their you go
    you answered your own question
    And i am the one that was naive. Good try boss

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  • @Hal,

    you know, mate, i saw that and wondered about it. should not have happened. we are sometimes too open with personal info in Bim.

    when it comes to whether she was aware of the laws or not, there was a social media post going around that she caught a minibus saying that the process was taking too long so she left the hotel quarantine. take that how you will.

    i thought the Mag dealt with her appropriately via a caution or in Bim reprimand and discharge

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  • @John2

    Your petticoat is showing.

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  • Not changing the subject: A failure of management????

    “There were six customs officers at the red kiosks with no passengers. There were two officers at the green kiosks collecting ridiculous Customs forms that trees died unnecessarily to provide for no one to read, and a slow-moving queue of over 100 passengers.”

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  • waiting to hear you venom on the releasing of the nurses that were infected

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  • Theo

    my bad

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  • David

    You lost me with ur petticoat comment.

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  • @John2

    That is ok, let us move on.

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  • @ Greene

    The magistrate was right. It is the irresponsible newspaper report I am talking about. I also know how they will react. Their behaviour is so predictable. They will never accept they got it wrong. That is not the Bajan way.
    So here you have an international footballer (they did not even know who she was), away from home, and they published her full address. Burglars in that part of London must be rubbing their hands.

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  • I am holding my sides and trying not to fall down from laughter..

    someone on FB told Dale Teets in no uncertain terms .that they hoped when he is finished fighting the EU that he has no tooth or nails left and i quote “you piece of corrupt shit you should be in jail or the grave for robbing the old people of Barbados.” 😍🤣🤣🤣😂😂

    so how is it the fowl slaves are never around when all of this is kicking off FB…

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  • Why would government not make its representatives available to discuss what happened to the Integrity Bill in the Senate last week?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster your ‘editorial’ direction often causes total befuddlement (to me)… normally you generally project as being a defender of reason and rationale Gov’t process devoid of partisan BS… in sum you opine as ‘let’s call a spade as it is. But then too often you project utter confounding contrivances like “Regarding the CMO, what science are you talking about? The authorities are making it up as they go along. There is a serious unknown following COVID 19.”

    That is ridiculous.

    The science everyone is talking about are the standards established for cov19 which have as the principal item a 14 day quarantine when faced with a possible exposure from a positive virus patient.

    Of course there are changing scientific dynamics around the virus and key unknowns but most of these are at the treatment level … NOT at the PROCESS level of public activity.

    NONE of the reasoned authorities are MAKING UP as they go along… respectfully, that is quite a DISRESPECTFUL remark towards hardworking officials who are doing all possible to manage a national pandemic in the face of overly opinionated folks who think they are too smart to be told about managing their own health.

    Sen Cummings – based on the established protocols- SHOULD HAVE been in quarantine. The nonsense in the Senate was TOTAL political theater.

    As has been already noted her absence would have made not one bit of difference fo the final outcome of the legislation… sooo all this humbug about her action should be centered on the fact that there was a contrivance to get her to attend the sitting which basically broke previously set standards…

    Again back to this old dictum of one rule for Meads and another for the Persians …

    Ms Cummings’ apology is all good BUT the fact is that the entire episode was a terrible contrivance and she should NEVER have been in that predicament.

    It’s also ODD … very
    ODD to read above that MoH’s act was a personal decision … NONSENSE.

    The man was following a protocol which his administration has been spouting to Bajans for months now … how in heaven’s name can such PRACTICAL action be labelled a PERSONAL choice… based on his title and scope of persuasive authority to the nation…. SMH!

    I do agree with your obviously valid assessment that Ms Cummings was directed to apologize… as its further absurd that the MoH could act on the protocols of his admin but she was exempt (by whatever specious ruling). Thst was a glaring inconsistency which the ‘political spin masters’ recognized immediately.

    When u are right you can hit it over the boundary with attractive looking class, but brother when you mis-hit it does look like yah ‘swiping’ ungainly with no proper interest of conditions !

    I gone.

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  • The early morning shootings continue
    Also COVID is on the rise
    Four more people tested positive
    BU is doing a dam good job keeping the rabbit hole active
    That is ok
    However there are other social media platforms that are actively keeping the ball rolling

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  • @ Hal,
    I just read your post about the female footballer. You mentioned that the protocols surrounding visitors are unclear. Barbados, to date, has done reasonably well in containing covid-19. I would be surprised if this protocol was open to misinterpretation. Why the footballer assumed that Barbados would have a relaxed attitude towards the enforcement of their covid-19 protocol rules does not surprise me. This is why Covid-19 is rampant in the UK and should be a warning to the government that the health of the country will be severely exposed with visitors from the UK and the States.

    This footballer, as you already know, is a highly intelligent and famous woman in the UK. Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. What disturbs me is the question of race. Would this woman have been hauled off to the courts if she where white? Famous or not famous. As for publishing this woman’s address? This a complete lack of professionalism and has compromised her safety,

    Hopefully, this story will send out a message to our visitors that they will have to respect our laws. However, this story highlights that in Barbados we have a huge problem with race.

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  • The Barbados protocols are comprehensive, published and communicated to incoming visitors. The visitor should repeat what she told Barbadians on the ZR she travelled on when she left the hotel. Then again Barbados is a banana republic and failed state. Some of you criticise because of why?

    Barbados Travel Protocol

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  • I hope the fraud leaders are recognizing that most Bajans are waking up from the lost sheeple ideology, hope they are ready mass awakening…….lol

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  • There is a covid Page properly updated and a murder tracker in the sidebar. What is the matter with some you?

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  • @TLSN

    Have you noticed that the prosecuting sargeant (why do we still have police prosecuting cases?) wanted her remanded in prison? They are beasts,aren’t they?
    You mentioned race and colour, I thought of it but tried to avoid it, giving the local officials the benefit of the doubt. The issue is the bad reporting, putting the woman’s safety at risk.
    @TLSN you say that we have managed CoVid well, and we have, and I congratulate officials for that. I asked what system have we used, the epidemiological model, and was heavily criticised.

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  • Persons travelling from High-Risk countries with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated holding hotel or villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms. These persons will be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test within 7 days after the last test accepted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Persons will typically be released once the test result is negative.

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  • If your test is positive, you will be transported to an alternative accommodation for isolation, where you’ll stay until you’ve recovered. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or you may return home.

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  • The position of the Prosecutor must be given context.

    Prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Waithe at first objected to bail for Aluko stating that the society had to be protected from her, but Aluko insisted that her test had come back negative.
    The court summoned quarantine facility manager Alvin Hart who confirmed that Aluko’s test was negative and she was cleared to move around without restriction. He said that when she arrived from the United Kingdom, which is considered medium-risk, Aluko had a test result from August 2 which was longer than the required 72 hours prior to travel, so she was tested here.

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  • DPD

    i am interested in hearing your comments on the release of the nurses, who had the virus, After 8/9 days instead of 14
    and linking it to the minister following protocols and instead of making a personal decision.

    To me there is an obvious change in protocols. so the minister decision would have to be personal to continue following the older ones.

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  • To be considered exposed to COVID-19, you have to have had close contact with someone with COVID-19. Close contact includes:

    Living with a person who has COVID-19
    Providing care for a person who has COVID-19
    Being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, or
    Having exposure to respiratory secretions from a person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing a drinking glass or utensils, kissing)

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  • Wouldnt be surprise if this isnt the first time a quarantined person was out and about
    Only this time this person was caught
    Barbados does not have the manpower and resources to police every person placed in quarantine outside govt isolation centre
    Govt continues to pretends as if they have all the answers in treating this virus
    Govt has once again exposed itself to a myraid of inept decisions on this issue if COVID
    What next

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  • Good program about the failed integrity bill on the radio today.

    Please post further comments abo covid to the covid lage found at the top of t(e page.

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  • David
    i wasnt sure if you petticoat comment was aimed at my upp suggestion or was about lisa but as you said to move on i assume its lisa.

    I made 2 suggestions to UPP within the last few day so i thought maybe you were trying to pin me to them.

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  • “Senators left the chamber on a position of principle and out of concern for their own health. Their exit compromised the ability of the bill to be passed based on numbers, yet the decision was made by the Government benches to advance to a vote when it could have been deferred. In my view, it seemed to create a ripe opportunity to apportion blame to everyone else for the failed outcome. Simply put, the vote should not have taken place on Wednesday, August 5, 2020,” Moore concluded.

    (~_~)

    Once upon a time certain blogmasters would say what he wanted to say. No beating around the bush or asking rhetorical questions. That was a time when certain politicians wanted certain blogs banned or controlled.

    Yuh mean tuh tell me dat he thinks, and Senator Moore confirms what he thinks and he still asking people to explain a “clear as day” paragraph for 5 marks?

    Big Man, if you want tuh tell de people dat dem bees did mekking mock sport and wanted the bill to fail, den seh suh nuh! Why you beating round de bush suh sir?

    Anyhow, give me my 5 marks. Senator Moore says that the bill was put to a vote when the government senators knew that they did not have the required numbers.
    They would then be able to report to the best and brightest that they tried to get it passed, but the independent senators eff it up and it got to get do over another next time.

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  • Very pitiful in the 21st century that backward governments are still glamorizing slave plantations when they were such a challenge for our ancestors to escape them, but Karma is marching steadily on ahead, she is not looking left nor right, onward bound. An African game from Ghana that slaves showed their savvy skills in utilizing as a vehicle of escape from plantations on some islands..

    “Well, in the Caribbean, Oware was not just considered a game or sport. When men played Oware, it showed that they collectively engaged their African roots.

    In Oware, among the slaves, the counters represented men and the pits represented the various sections of the plantations on which they worked. As they moved the counters from hole to hole, it was a way to communicate the next move in action for the slaves or report the happenings in different sections without uttering a word. They also used Oware as a way to plan, strategize and communicate possible escape routes and plans for the future.”

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  • Lisa Cummings went to the airport.
    Eniolo Aluko went to the same airport

    Doan get vex David, I just putting white rice in de pot.

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  • @Rawbake

    Have not seen this moniker for the last two years or so?

    The blogmaster will adopt different approaches from time to time. Sometimes it is useful to facilitate discussion.

    On the substantive matter, it is unfortunate after three years the Bill would have died on Wednesday. The Bill bounced around the House for 3 years and on the day of voting clause 19 was being amended. There was sufficient time for the leader of government business- who had the benefit of the joint select committee of parliament- to build consensus for the Bill. Contrary to what you have implied the blogmaster has pointed to this in several comments and on this blog.

    Here is the thing, nothing prevents you or another boy or girl from making your points on BU.

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  • Lisa Cummings in her apology spoke to the stigmatization of COVID people whether negative or positive
    A truth which as gone unnoticed and one which was well demonstrated in Parliament by those ministers who run as far away as possible from her
    All in all that demonstration speaks well to a weakness in govt policy and the way the issue is being handled
    With a great oversight of govt not truly understanding all the other built in fears associated with the virus

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  • @Rawbake

    PS. BTW no brackets required when posting YouTube links. The technology has moved on LOL

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  • And then it is noted that either colonial government would have tried to implement this outright shame and disgrace that is being shared around..everyone is finding out the truth about Barbados’ inactive, unfocused governments, if anyone deserves a swift kick up their mis-educated asses and a very rude awakening it’s those incompetent clueless leaders….

    Marijuana Slave Plantations = Modern Day Slavery = Violations of Human Rights..how bout that..

    .it only takes one email to be sent to the relevant international agencies….so carry on smartly..

    “Barbadian politicians continue to advocate for, and support the tourism industry, disregarding the obvious and proven fact that our great dependence on it, is now proving to be our downfall.

    Should a small island state such as Barbados rely on a single industry for its economic stability and progress? Those that are heavily invested in tourism will want to make us believe that no other viable industrial options are open to Barbados. This could not be further from the truth.

    The government of Barbados is trying desperately to advance a Medicinal Cannabis Industry, that will be structured within the frameworks of the old sugar plantation and the modern tourism plantation, owned almost exclusively by wealthy white interests.

    Barbados has more to offer, and with a population of around 300,000 people, industrial diversity to effect poverty alleviation should not be that difficult. Aloe vera is a plant that is well known to Barbadians. A lot of Barbadians grow Aloe vera at their homes, and have a range of traditional uses for it. However Aloe vera is not on the table for consideration as an industry that could benefit the island greatly.

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  • David,
    I still heh tekking it easy. Believe you me 😉 I duz read BU everyday.
    Activism should be a young people thing and since I am now officially a senior, I ain’t got much to say most days.

    I ain’t know bout nuh brackets. I was flabbergasted when the video appeared. I just copied and pasted the link. I think it was the embed code though.

    So how come the technology moved on and Senators still got tuh call in sick when duh might not be sick, but just sick uh de boss; and others dat ain’t sick, but could be sick; got to run and come work?
    Why duh can’t video conference like in the old time days? Yuh mean we best and brightest ent think bout a Virtual Senate yet or them gine got to change the constitution first?

    Still we must ask:
    Why the last minute rush to beat a self-imposed deadline?
    Why shut the shop before the goods truck delivered the goods?
    Building consensus takes lots of hard work and compromise.
    Gully boars doan play dat deh so.

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  • People on FB are very serious about this, your criminals in the parliament believe they are going to be allowed to reshape exploitation and oppression against their people to appease their business partners…but we will go to the ends of the earth to see yall dirty asses in prison and no one really cares where they lock your sell out asses up…too many slave laws are still on the statute books and we will get people joining forces with us….because those same stinking slave codes out of Barbados destroyed generations of Black people across the Americas and some Brown people too…

    …..don’t mind all the parliamentary games, just dig a little deeper…..that plantation shit that they are reconstructing yall better watch out…..don’t mind the smoke screen and mirrors and game playing in the parliament, start gearing up to do battle with the trash and the dirty minorities…and don’t let them use the EU as any scapegoat, we have to make a living example of the black faces, take them down and destroy their plans…kick them out…

    https://scontent.fbgi3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/117122389_3454002447963847_7902008703751611526_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc_ohc=Q9jfqih4HJ4AX-N5VvA&_nc_oc=AQmNDjVUprXfN6HEQz11yjGuUZm27WqP6XehXMU4W_WtdEa0IpkA_InxFnyaqsCRaDI&_nc_ht=scontent.fbgi3-1.fna&oh=a6ab4400347dbcab10ddb80ce4589871&oe=5F555E53

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  • WURA,

    Got an aloes patch right here in my front yard.

    But back to the topic.

    Dear David,

    This government has bungled a lot over the last three years. Maybe they are expecting us to add this to the list.

    First we had a finance minister who knew not where to place a decimal point and now we have a leader of government business who cannot do fractions?????

    This time though we know that a man cannot become a medical doctor without knowing how much is two thirds.

    I will not be accepting any excuses.

    By the way – will the bill, whenever it is passed, be retroactive to May 25, 2018 or will persons be given five years to collect the loot and pass go with a get out of jail free card?

    Somebody help, help, help!

    Signed

    Duke Check-ed Shirt wfdobv

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  • Anytime an attack is launched on me it’s because they know what they are doing, but when yall asses get chased out of the parliament, ya better don’t head to Africa, because they have already been warned about ya sell out ways…many of us have already connected with our brothers and sisters on the Continent.

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  • Donna…the point the dude was trying to make is that Barbados has had decades to make aloe a very successful industry, but we already know that as long as it involves the Black population controlling the industry and generating wealth among themselves that the black faces for governments will never be interested and will go out of their way to stop it…hence everyone grows their own little aloe patch for personal uses, including me..

    Now i stopped engaging on Trump about 2 years now because he has way too much more energy than me and i can’t keep up, but sometimes it’s good to listen to him and his round about way of articulating anything which is already controversial , this time his message is very clear in the mix up mix up and the interview was stopped….i am well aware of why he is getting the message out…

    “Trump for the history of injustice and inequality forced upon Black Americans, turned into a complete mess of an answer, turned into Trump telling Black people to learn US history or risk “going back to it again.”

    MY MESSAGE IS that we have a great country, we have the greatest country on Earth. We have a heritage, we have a history and we should learn from the history, and if you don’t understand your history, you will go back to it again. You will go right back to it. You have to learn. Think of it, you take away that whole era and you’re going to go back to it sometime. People won’t know about it. They’re going to forget about it. It’s okay.”

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  • @Donna

    Found it interesting government declined the invitation to sit on the VOB panel this morning to discuss the matter. Up to now the government has wanted to represent itself at every dogfight. It suggests they are in defensive mode.

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  • @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    You surprise de ole man when you said and i quote “… The assumption is that Senator Lucille Moe is onboard with the Bill and not off sulking some where shirking the people’s business…”

    What you tink cause dis falling out among friends?

    heheheheheheheh

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  • De ole man has noted one Raw Bake who posted and I quote

    “… Raw Bake August 8, 2020 1:08 PM

    I am yet to be convinced that certain blogmasters (nuh name nuh lockup) really wants disruption and change.

    Some years ago, his clarion call was for the best and brightest. He got his wish but now wants disruption. Disrupt what? Disrupt who? The political class?

    Until certain blogmasters (again no names) go through the archives of BU and get back to the mission.

    The disruption he pretends to seek will remain an elusive dream…”

    De ole man jes here watching and pondering dese tings as prophets do

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  • Mia and her trash minorities have to be removed from Barbados’ landscape, they will no longer be driving any upgraded slave society to continue the captivity of Black people on the island, they can all put THAT in their Marijuana and cocaine pipes and smoke it..

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  • Take note that neither the Black sellouts from Barbados’ parliament NOR the trash minorities that they SELL OUT their own people to are ever going to be invited…stay in ya lanes, we made sure that you no good lowlifes are well famous on the Continent, ya are known as wannabe slave masters and ya done done how enslavers are WELL HATED THERE……

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  • it will be interesting to see who replaces Cheltenham as President of the senate. perhaps Sir George Payne? and whether Cheltenham indeed becomes the acting interim CJ to hand over to his brother in a few months?

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  • Saw a Nationnews article yesterday where the Chief Justice post is being advertised for the first time ever…cause Mia done know that she can’t put either of the Cheltenhams nor Haynes there in the Supreme Court without a massive backlash.

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  • a massive backlash from who?

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  • a massive backlash from whe? {Quote}

    The same 10 or so people that does be pun a certain Facebook page talking shyte all day long.

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  • @John2 and Dee Word

    Interesting to hear David Ellis and his guess on the afternoon talk show explaining a view that the CMO has some questions to answer. It is good to know others are swiping as well.

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  • has David grown a pair now? i suppose it is never too late

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  • “a massive backlash from who?”

    it’s clear that some of you are brain dead and can’t see what is happening in real time, no wonder a bunch of pissy ass nobodies in DBLP for the last 50+ years calling themselves leaders and politicians/lawyers/ministers and the descendants of thieves in the minority community got away with robbing the country for so long and relegating the Black people who did not run to the Diaspora looking to escape, to mere modern day slaves.

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  • @Greene

    You are new to BU.

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  • that is to say what, pray tell?

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  • look, woman, just answer the bloody question if you care and stop yuh long winded empty desultory diatribes

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  • i just recognise this Lisa Cummins. wasnt she a part of our trade delegation to the US under the DLP? and was recalled? small bloody world. i believe that is her but i may be wrong. if it is her i knew her ex husband well

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  • Greene…if something has to be spelt out for you, it’s not worth my time to explain, i stopped that shit on BU a couple years now, suffice it to say that you have not been on BU longer than a couple years, some of us have been for quite a few and am one of those people who love results…and don’t rest until i get it…..nothing long winded about that…

    that was not said in french nor spanish, so you should be able to understand….this is not a game.

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  • for the love of a straight answer

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  • @ Greene

    I gine ask you a big favour. Forget bout we lil disagreements and just read the comments on the link below. It gine give yuh an idea bout who yuh really dealing with.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/?s=The+anatomy+of+an+election+campaign

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  • “for the love of a straight answer.”

    that’s so sad then, that the level of exposure has risen way above the heads of many…if we were depending on yall to get the requisite changes started, we would be shit outta luck and right back where we started when Keltruth, BFP and BU started over 15 YEAR AGO….but, people who actually know what they are doing got on board and most of you got lost along the way…which is a damn good thing, must shed the DEAD WEIGHT.

    no one has the time Greene…

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