What do the Residents of St George North Want?

Grenville Phillips, Candidate for St. George North and Leader of Solutions Barbados

From my visits to almost every community in St George North, I have found one consistent desperate need. The employed want work for the unemployed, and the unemployed want work. All other issues were secondary.

All five candidates in this by-election (BLP, DLP, Solutions Barbados, UPP, and PdP) have a responsibility to propose workable solutions to the unemployment problems in St George North. The plans must not depend on new government funding, because the Government will claim that they have no money.

If a candidate does not have a workable plan, then they need to devise one. The plan should be fully operational in the 30 months remaining in the current election cycle.

UNCONSCIONABLE PRETENSE

If a candidate does not have a workable plan, then they should stop pretending that they do. It is unconscionable to give desperately hurting people false hope and empty promises.

The people of St George North do not only need a Member of Parliament (MP) in this by-election. There are so many MP’s in the House of Assembly, that the Prime Minister does not know what to do with them. The people of St George North need someone to manage workable employment generating projects.

Our plan is designed to make St George North the most prosperous constituency in Barbados. Both the plan, and my capacity to implement it, are contained in Solutions Barbados’ manifesto (attached). Please contact us if you have not received your copy.

All constituencies in Barbados are hurting. St George North voters have a responsibility to give them hope, and not let them down. They can do this by voting for the best plan for themselves, not their party.

If people are prospering, then families, businesses, churches, and community organisations automatically benefit.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and Solutions Barbados Candidate for St George North. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

Two and one half minute) audio recording of “What do the Residents of St George North Want?

580 comments

  • Donna

    You are slow U said it not me

    Each time you try to explain your slowness you are just showing how slow you really are
    I told you before you have a tendency to read too much into what I say

    BTW. Us moore officially resigned from the Senate or are you still waiting for the press conference first?

    TheO

    Sorry for you if you cannot wear Two hat or juggle Two balls at the same time.
    I can go further with the larenzo impression and state the its only DLP yardfowls that pretend They dont understand what i am saying

    Let me try to break it down for you for the final time

    Officially. I agree that moore should resign

    U all got that?

    Now

    Taking off my official hat and putting on my blp yardfowl hat

    U wish she had taken it to the balluh to annoy the nasty DLP yardfowls an let them keep on talking about it untill nove 11.

    Thoe. U support These nasty DLP yardfowls so u know what They say about birds of festhers ……

    Now dont reD too much into wha i said or twist what i said

    U an not saying the DLP is dirty
    Nor am i saying all DLP yardfowls are dirty
    Niether am i saying all dlpite supporter are yardfowl

    Example greene is a DLP but none of my comments were aimed at him

    Also because i said she should have taken it to the balluh does not in anyway change my official position that she should resign

    Now if you Two DLP yardfowls cannot understand that then ………
    I wont be letting you dustract me anymore and waste my time from defending my party

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  • Well look who flew off the fence to speak about Kemar problem
    Ouch Lorenzo by agreeing with me really pains me
    The young man now is seemingly caught up in political mud slinging
    Hence the blp yardfowls would have plenty to say on this issue
    However when one take into consideration Mia stance on the decriminalization of marijuana Kemar problem pales in significant to the past issue of Morris who was held and accused of rape charges and who now holds a prestigious post in the blp organization as spoke person for the govt
    All i am saying lorenzo is that people in glass house should not throw stones

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  • David,

    Ruby Park is packed with returnees most of whom fit in quite nicely. I never had a problem with any of them. Returning Bajans are just Bajans who went away and came back. What’s the big deal?????

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  • John 2,

    I give up! You are an idiot

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  • What happened to the presumption of Innocence? Jeez an arrest for possession of a quantity of drugs is all we know so far and the holier than thou brigade and the BLP operative are off to the races “he should resign”.

    If it is for possession of a small quantity of marijuana for personal use I don’t see the big deal but I live in a place where the laws are much more liberal than what pertains in Barbados and I don’t indulge in the stuff but the Gov’t is like the little boy with his finger in the dike when it comes to prosecuting these kind of offences. It should scrap its proposed referendum on the subject and proceed to amending the law hey it hasn’t asked the country about becoming a Republic but its full steam ahead.

    Failing that lets subject every public employee to a random drug test, starting with the politicians and the Police and let me know the results.

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  • one should never underestimate the deviousness of MAM and the BLP. the elevation of Margaret Reifer and the arrest of Stuart for some weed. whilst i am not a conspiracy theorist i dont believe in coincidences

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  • Sergeant,

    i know many present politicians on both sides who smoke weed. i understand what you are saying re small quantity possession. but that is not the issue. at present it is still an offence. Stuart is in an important role in a political party. he should resign

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  • dONNA

    yOU KEEP CALLING ME NAME AND THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN I WILL HAVE TO RETURN THE FAVOR.
    bE WARNED. i WAS RAISED TO RESPECT WOMEN BUT I CAN GIVE BACK WHAT I GET AND MORE.

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  • I dont strike first

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  • HAL
    ‘The only time a Caribbean government has ever intervened on the racial problems in the UK was when Norman Manley intervened after the 1959 Notting Hill riots.”

    Good Lord. We should hang our collective heads in shame. 1959 till now 2020 and still no representation. But we opening Embassies in Africa, the Middle East every where. But we not supporting our own people.

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  • sarg

    the firs and most call for him to resign are DLPites

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  • infact only one BLPite commented on stuart and he aggreed with the DLPites

    Donna
    this is what i meant when i said i try to keep thing even.
    Dlpite wrongfully accusing the blp.

    another example was greene last night saying that we said reifer cant talk when what were were pointing at is that he seems like he would be week at debating. ……..
    did greene do it deliberately? i dont know.
    was it an honest mistake? i think so.
    But there some that after i made the correction would have take it further.

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  • @ Carson

    A couple high commissioners got involved in the so-called Windrush controversy, but that is another story. As far as I know, no actual governments got involved. One prime minister even accepted a £7bn handout from David Cameron to build a prison to house deportees.

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  • David
    Don’t fall for Greene and Hal Austin’s nonsense arguments about locals hating people in the diaspora. Some in the diaspora are too arrogant and condescending, look no further than Hal. I recall sunshine girl telling me I could never get a job in the EU.🤣🤣🤣 However, not all Bajans in the diaspora are like Hal Austin and many contribute their ideas and skills without seeking the limelight. Hal and Greene are frauds, who are constantly contradicting themselves to fit their narrative.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Hal is very intelligent man and should be listen to.

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  • Sarge

    My bad. i read it wrong. i read it as the holier the thou brigade blp supporters
    a nother read it not what you said

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  • @ Carson

    Thanks. The one word I have NEVER used is hate, unless I am quoting someone else. It is a Barbadian word, not often used where I live. So, the moment you see it associated with me you know it is fabricated. Some people like seeking attention. Ignore them.

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  • @ Sargeant October 13, 2020 8:07 AM
    “If it is for possession of a small quantity of marijuana for personal use I don’t see the big deal but I live in a place where the laws are much more liberal than what pertains in Barbados and I don’t indulge in the stuff but the Gov’t is like the little boy with his finger in the dike when it comes to prosecuting these kind of offences. It should scrap its proposed referendum on the subject and proceed to amending the law hey it hasn’t asked the country about becoming a Republic but its full steam ahead.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Well argued, Sarge!

    The decimalization of marijuana would affect only a minority of people; although it would put a lot of people out of ‘profitable’ business including the lawyers.

    Why should members of the Rastafarian community be given special privileges to use marijuana based on religious grounds whereas the rest of the society is discriminated against?

    Isn’t this Unconstitutional and representing the ‘reverse’ side of the coin called religious discrimination?

    Why should same sex marriages undergo a referendum whereas the use of marijuana by a similar ‘minority’ social grouping can be legislated by 30 members of Parliament without reference to the majority of bigoted Bajans?

    So why not put the proposed change to Republic status (overturning over 300 years of a monarchical relationship) to the ‘democratic acid test’ of Referendum?

    Going the ‘Republic’ route will affect all the people in Barbados and will involve not only tremendous re-branding costs but also a political and cultural sea-change.

    For there ought to be no more Sir “This” and Lady “That” or “QC” or the wearing of royal pips and crowns.

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  • @ Miller October 13, 2020 9:35 AM

    “The decriminalization of marijuana”

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  • Boy, am I scared now!

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  • The young fellow should step aside to avoid the confusion and distraction. I for sure will not be condemning the young man for a spliff even though it is against the law. The law right now is silly and what is proposed to replace it is confusing though moving in the right direction.

    And yes, it is only an allegation and not a conviction but I believe it is too much to handle at this time.

    He is young and will recover.

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  • You may not realize it, but at times I have had members of both parties calling me names and emphasizing my ignorance.

    I should therefore be called a BDLP or a duopoly or independent yard fowl.

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  • @ Lorenzo
    You will note that I only mention your name when directly referencing you. You have pit my name in almost everything you write. Kindly extend to me the courtesy of only putting my name in correspondence when directly referring to what I write on this blog or if you happen to come across anything I have written elsewhere.
    I expected you to rejoice at the young gentleman’s predicament. After all he is not a member of the BLP. I am a father and grandfather, I tend to look at things differently. I was in Barbados for the entire duration of the last election. There are several MPs and former MPs who smoke marijuana.
    I totally agree with the efforts by the current administration to decriminalize marijuana.
    In short , since I have supported the decriminalization of marijuana for over forty years, I personally consider the young gentleman’s transgression to be no big thing.
    If a random drug test were carried out in parliament right now, we would need several by-elections because quite a few maybe found to smoke marijuana.
    Peace

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  • The young Mr Stuart has made a serious mistake. Instead of being caught with a small quantity of marijuana he should have had a large quantity of cocaine instead.

    Then he would have been let go with no issue. Happens all the time in Bim.

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  • Not good judgment by young Stuart given the role he currently finds himself at many levels. For the young segment of the electorate it means nothing. He should be able to bounce back with the right moves.

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  • Just another minor distraction.

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  • Look who are the ones wasting time on Kemar? A set up and all kinda nonsense. Stuupse, a setta clowns! Same people that defend Leroy Parris and the braceleted Donville.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Enuff. NONSENSE. We can disagree with the posts by the two gents as much as we want but it’s ridiculous, based on those many and varied posts – many of them excellent – to say : “Hal and Greene are frauds, who are constantly contradicting themselves to fit their narrative.”

    I do find some remarks from @Austin to be ‘contradictory’ but that’s a vastly different thing to being a fraud!

    If you can objectively call either of them (just based on their posts, mind you) as guys ‘practicing deception’ or trying to trick us then I could just as easily surmise that your (well mine too, but you are a true-red fan) PM must be one miracle away from being anointed a saint! In sum, we can say whatever BS catches our fancy!

    Let’s be serious, fah real… regardless of critiques clearly both gents have their hearts and souls affixed to Bim’s success!

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  • Imagine these:
    1. A big wig corporate leader is found on a company yacht with a large quantity of illegal drugs. He is set free and back in the society;
    2. A Speaker of the House if Assembly, also an Attorney at Law, withheld thousands of dollars of an elderly client funds. He never resigned ; was told to get a lawyer;
    3. A member of Parliament publicly admits owing income tax and was not bothered;
    Some political hypocrites are now calling for a man to resign from a party position before he even goes before the law courts.
    I say no more.

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  • Skinner typical of you.Here you are trying to shift the focus from Mr Stuart to other people who have been discussed on the pages before.Had this been a member of the BLP you would have been thr first on here condemninh the person calling on Ms Mottley to fire them, likewise Donna now the guy is from your side oh it ain, t no big thing .Sarge another Dem said the same thing no big thing a small quantity of drugsAt least some of 5he pthers took a stand but you three are a bunch of hyprocrites.

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  • A warning at sometimes is not not meant to scare. sometimes it just a tell the other ship that they need to change their course

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  • but if that the line you want to continue down i am not scared to go there with you either

    i dont fire the first shot

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  • Well well Mr Stuart arrested on drug charges.The general secretary of the DLP.Surprisingly i am in agreement with Austin, Greene and of all people Mariposa on this.He should either resign failing which he should be fired.I waiting to hear CCCand the other Dems who are agents for shouting about transparency Donna, Lest we forget,Gazzetrs and Skinner.Tell us what you think.On another topic let me be very clear i blog here under one name thst can be verified by the blogmaster.I noticed someone called Runner who Donna wad praising made a conttibution which sounded very much like Baje to me.These are the persons that try to fool people by blogging under several names i do not.

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    @ Lorenzo

    YOU IS A REAL REAL BONAFIDE ASSHOLE.

    @ runner SOUNDS LIKE @ BAJE.

    YOU GUYS LIE AND DECEIVE PEOPLE SO MUCH THAT YOU BELIEVE EVERYONE MUST BE LIKE YOU.

    I DON’T KNOW WHO @runner IS BUT AS FAR AS I AM CONCERN IS THE KIND OF BAJAN FOR WHAT IS NEEDED IN BARBADOS SOMEONE WHO SEES REALITY AND CAN CALL A SPADE A SPADE.

    YOU CAN CONTINUE YOUR ASS LICKING OF MIA AND YOUR BLP PARTY BUT DON’T PULL ME INTO YOUR SHIT TO DEFLECT THE OBSERVATIONS AND TRUTH BY ANOTHER CONTRIBUTOR.

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  • @ Pedantic

    You are entitled to your own beliefs, but plse give me an example of my being contradictory on BU.

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  • TheO

    i am aware of what people call you….. and it like water off a duck back right? well the same with me being labeled a blp yardfowl. i dont really think you are a dlp yardfowl .
    if it means anything to you, i dont consider you to be a yardfowl niether do i consider donna to be slow. – even though she kept missing that i was doing to her what she was doing to me and that is putting her own meaning to what i said and making what she want to and not what is said or meant. and you following her.

    My tendencies tends to lean b? no sir. i started clearly for all in here to read.

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  • @ Lorenzo
    Is Mr. Stuart a member of the now defunct National Democratic Party? That’s the only party William Skinner have ever belonged to. Why do you think it necessary to put me in some box? Aren’t you tired of writing the same thing day after day? Can’t you see how you are now seen on this blog? Nobody is going to ever agree with you and your attempts to daily put whoever disagrees with you as Dees. A political heavyweight like you should know when you are fighting a losing battle.
    Once more , I support the decriminalization of mariquana. Whether it was Mr. Stuart or you , I would have the same position.
    Now as usual, I wish you and your family a very pleasant day whoever you are and wherever you are
    .May only good things attend you and yours.
    Peace

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  • We can all get morally confused about experiences such as Mr Stuart’s. And, in typical BU terms, the discussion strays all over the place.
    The fact is that Mr Stuart is accused of a serious offence , cut out the nonsense about possession of marijuana being a low-level offence and is no more dangerous than alcohol.
    The moment that became public knowledge, he should have resigned, and failing that, the leadership should have moved to suspend him immediately.
    If convicted, then he should be sacked. No ifs, no buts, no nonsense about being an intelligent young man. Leadership means setting an example.
    Of course, there are questions to be answered: when was he arrested? Was he aware of the likely charges when he stood for the general secretaryship of the DLP? When did he inform the leadership? Was the BLP leadership aware of the likely charges and, if so, how long for? If he is not properly dealt with now, the delay may impact the by-election.
    Tho drift off in to silly discussions about Charles Herbert is one of the awful things about whataboutism. There is no doubt that Charles Herbert should have faced a trial by jury and the intervention by the DPP on dubious grounds, including not in the public interest to prosecute him, was spurious. We have already discussed that.
    But what has that got to do with Kemar Stuart? Cut out the moral relativity and give the young man proper talking to.

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  • tHEO

    Do you realize that i have been called a white bajan

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Austin re “but plse give me an example of my being contradictory on BU”: don’t let’s have this dance again … my knees are painfully whacked and all this waltzing is problematic for me!

    Suffice to make one small ‘two-step” of my ‘BELIEFS’… I find it contradictory (hypocritical, is how I described it) for you to label our political posturing in various pejorative terms (the Bajan condition, being one) and then opine on similar UK or other political posturing in comparatively benign ways; I find it similarly contradictory for you to opine on the importance of multiculturalism, or better stated the benefits Bajan immigrants like yourself gave to the UK and what in turn you gained from that country and yet use coded wording of xenophobic mouthing to repeatedly describe (one example) the late DPP by his birth nation!

    No need to respond bro, I know my logic and beliefs defy reason so clearly it’s all me and how you present your commentaries is perfectly in order. Nothing about what or how your process data here is contradictory or hypocritical … well let me rephrase that (so as not to contradict MYSELF) … not EVERYTHNG you say here is contradictory or hypocritical: You also post some excellent stuff!

    I gone.

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  • Steupse! My opinion on the use of marijuana has evolved over time, same as my opinion on homosexuality. I have only recently expressed my opinion on the use of marijuana, I think, during the Throne Speech where I agreed with the PM on ALL THREE of her controversal moves. Others dwelt on the negative aspect of the fine whereas I was focussed more on the chance to avoid being jailed. On further thought I agreed that there should be no fine.

    My opinion has not changed to suit Mr. Stuart. That is just you being the only you you know how to be.

    Most unfortumate for you.

    William Skinner,

    The Speaker would not resign and so we resigned him.

    Who is it that admitted to owing taxes?

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  • K. Stuart should resign under on of two conditions:
    1. He thinks that he should
    2. The DLP executive /members have a vote that require him to .

    Everyone else is free to have and state their opinions on how and when buy it up to those two.

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  • i also agree with how the night watchman handled the situation ( from what i read on BT).

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  • John 2,

    I cannot be blamed for missing what your language never conveyed.

    I suggest you look at your language.

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  • @ Pedantic

    I have said before that I do not understand your line of argument. Please give me one example of a form of social or discursive behavior which I call the Bajan Condition and a similar thing in the UK in which I have be accepting. Just one and be specific.
    I believe that you have ideas and prejudices which you try desperately to pass on to me. Give one example, on BU or elsewhere in which I supported so-called multiculturalism, not vague statements.
    Plse remind me of the things I have said Bajans immigrant ‘gave to the UK’ and what I (we) gained, apart from a job. What coded words have I use in my xenophobic mouthing to repeatedly describe ‘(one example) the DPP by his birth nation.
    I have described the late DPP as Guyana-born. What is coded about that? You have little demons going round in your head which you are trying to pass on to me. Stop trying to interpret what I say. If you are not sure ask for an explanation.
    Of course, say you do not agree with me, but do not attribute things to me I have not said. I do not speak in code. That is why I do not understand your logic. You debate with demons in your head, not with what I say.
    You have NEVER heard me talking about the relevance of multi-culturalism. NEVER, EVER. This is pure malicious fabrication, which you most probably know to be untrue.
    The more discerning reader on BU would tell you I have said on numerous occasions that the multicultural experiment has failed. What do you find difficult about that to understand?
    When the Nation and Barbados Today and newspapers all over the world describe people as X-born, that is a description, when I use it it becomes xenophobic code. Again, that is in your head. What have I gained from the UK, apart from what I have worked for?
    Let me say again, I am not here looking for validation, so if you think some of my ‘stuff’ is good or not, that is totally irrelevant to me.

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  • who is blaming you for anything?

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  • Dreadlocks if worn by a Bajan politician is just a hair style.

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  • This blasted idiot Lorenzo keeps talking about my side. What good things have I said about the DLP since I’ve been here that did not involve Errol Barrow? And even then I had to relook and re-evaluate in light of the Public Order Act Skinner keeps cussing him for. I was young when that happened and not as politically aware as a Koochie Koo.

    I had no problem with Sandi until somebody belatedly told me he had raised the salaries of parliamentarians just before he took eight percent from everybody else. I was young and not paying attention.

    I have said that David Thompson’s first budget let the air out of my balloon. Even now, I remember sitting in my bathtub and thinking,
    “Is it me or was that totally uninspiring?”

    And then there was CLICO! With SOLID EVIDENCE. Not just rumours and innuendo.

    Then David died.

    New leader. Not Owen whose attitude I never liked and whose policies I did not like. The only BLP PM I liked was Bree St. John. He always seemed different. Not your typical politician.

    And so we were left with Freundel who quickly went back on his promise to maintain tuition fee free tertiary education at UWI. Strike one. Two and three followed in rapid succession and as far as I was concerned, he was out shortly after the election.

    So…when I came to BU I was thoroughly disenchanted with the Stuart administration and ready to blow.

    And then with reservation but with no real choice I voted BLP.

    Since then I have agreed and disagreed with them and have not had one good word to say about the old guard of the DLP or even Verla Depeiza who has not impressed.

    So what is my side?????

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  • @ Donna
    Mottley admitted in parliament that a corporate concern of hers owed taxes which at the time , she had “hoped” to address / pay soon. This was prior to being PM.

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  • @Baje
    I am surprised that you want my opinion.

    I have a son who is 22. He has often acted different to how I instructed him. I have had to make a few adjustments and to rethink a few things.

    On this matter and young man, I have no opinion.

    If he was my son, I would tell him to hold on as long as he possibly can. I suspect he will gather more support the longer he holds out. This may end up garnering him some support for those who want changes in the drug laws.

    Hang in there young man.

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  • @Donna,
    Think of Lorenzo as a light switch with just two modes, BLP or DLP. There is no intermediate position. It does not have the capacity to dim the lights.

    If you want the switch to move or to be off the list, repeatedly say something nice about the Bees or cuss the Dees.

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  • Donna

    Lorenzo is probably doing what u do to me and what hal us accusing DPD of

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  • @Baje
    I am surprised that you want my opinion.

    Xxxxxxx

    YOU MUST BE CONFUSED WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

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  • depedantic
    You prefer duplicitous?

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  • Yuh ain’t see even WS calling out the hypocrites on the Kemar story? LMBAO!

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  • My stance on Kemar issue is placed on what the issue can do to the party image going forward
    Whether gulity or innocent such issues that are subjected to law does not die easily
    As long as the person is attached to the party the political windmills continue to turn which keeps the party name associated with illegalities
    Hence over the years names like Parris and now Inniss remains as potent to the party as when the issue first became known
    A party trying to rebuild must be cognizant of the fact that everything matters
    At the end of the political day there is no big sin or little sin when the rubber hits the word

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  • Good comment ac. That was not so hard was it?

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  • David

    u know that the other onw right? 🙂

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  • i dont know the amount he had. it it was enuff for personal and considering the way mj is heading now , i dont think they will be much political fall out for him.

    i can see it happening like the dems using mm LEC – talking points for his opposition (that will never vote for him) but no effect on the electorate that really support him /independence

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  • Lets get pass this distraction with Stuart and get on with the real matter at hand.

    That’s the election of Grenville Phillips II. The proper Candidate for SGN. The only Candidate with with concrete ideas for the people and Community.

    He will not be there for 26 years enriching himself. SGN will be better with him around.

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  • independents

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  • CCC

    trump promised to drain the swamp, make america great again etc………

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    ”Disputes between homeowners and contractors are common. As an Adjudicator, I plan to listen to both sides, and give preliminary rulings on construction disputes. This service will be free of cost to residents of, and disputes within St George North.”

    A sane and simple solution to an every day problem.

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  • ART

    that one for you also concerning what you said about the ndp bring something new

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  • The political climate is ripe for mudslinging
    Unless the one getting the mud thrown in their direction ready and prepared to create an atmosphere to repair the damage
    The mudslingers would amplify there narrative bolstered with a position that they are right
    Hence the dlp party runs a high risk of negative criticisms from the past into the present
    The party must wise up and learned the lessons from the past

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  • You need to go back and read what I wrote. I said that your BLP preference was always obvious but not fowlish until recently. That too was TheO’s opinion.

    I, on the other hand, have said NOTHING GOOD ABOUT THE DLP WHATSOEVER since coming to BU and have absolutely no preference for them. Lorenzo’s assessment is based on the fact that I previously voted for them even after I repeatedly stated that I regret my 2013 vote and changed it in 2018.

    Not even a whiff of fowl!

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  • William,

    Any word on if the taxes have been paid?

    Enuff,

    Who exactly are the hypocrites?

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  • I support the legalization of small quantities of Marijuana because so many persons cannot pay the fine and end up in prison to be then corrupted by hard core criminals. I am hearing that this case was from 2018 but was just called. He should have told the party about his charge but maybe he felt it was not going to be called .As David said he would not be seen in bad light by the young people .I am not calling for him to resign because marijuana is smoked by persons at all strata of our society. The young people has seen them smoking and know who are hypocrites to condemn him..

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  • Donna.

    Exactly.
    taking what you said and putting his own meaning to it.

    in hal and DPD case – hal is saiying it is in something in dpd head.

    i our case u are taking thing i said and putting ur own meaning to it and making it something i didnt say/meant

    Yes on moore resigning i went yardfowl …….but again i explain to you (or i tried to) it you (dont take it personal) dirty yardfowls in here that make me into a blp yardfowl.

    that too hard for you to understand? or are you still slow?

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  • I understood what you meant a long time ago but that was not your only comment on the matter. You went on to say that when Moore did not resign, it bothered them and now she has resigned it bothers them. David had to remind you of the issue.

    If you were just being silly then fine but there were no “lols” indicating such.

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  • Just saw that you did admit to going “yardfowl”. Then your feathers should not have been ruffled when I threatened to shut the coop door on you.

    So… it is now settled. You went yardfowl but you didn’t really mean it.

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  • Donna

    Our stories are similar except i don’t vote
    and i have been in here longer than you ( probably 5+ years….wow, times fly).
    i too “supported” (wanted) the dlp to win in 2008
    Felt they blp would have win in 2013 if owen had stood down. but also understand that the Ds might have been given a second term because of the reccession.
    i came in to BU behind SB and got disappointed and turned off etc etc etc
    supported BLP to replace the Disgusted DEM from the lost decades.Yes ..i understand why some would call be a blp yardfowl but i have no loyality to any party. i like the observing the political chess game.

    i support most things the blp did since in power.

    last thing the i disagree on was MM hiting at franklin on the about the money. and that was only after he revealed it was a grant. i think she was wrong to bring it up and learnt her lesson.

    i dont agree the the number of ministers or consultants – and would have supported you on that instead of you hiting on glyne clarke pension

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  • you need to get you storys straight.

    i admitted to going yardfowl on the moore resigning.

    u closing ur coop door and going on ur nest was on the glyne clare toppic.

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  • I SAID SHE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN it to the balluh to give them something to talk about…….and i meant every word of it.

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  • Got a little mixed up but the comments were all connected to the by-election and both were nonsensical.

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  • david interjection was somthing to do with transparency
    i done even think i responded to him or if i did it must have been way off because later i foound out that he probably was talking about the time between the time she retired and the time it was announced to the public. so dont even go there with that.

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  • nonsense to you because you are slow ( you said it not me) but to others that been here on BU long then you have and probably know/understand me better than you would understand what i am saying and where i am coming from.

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  • my comment about if she resign or not had nothing to do wid you or david.
    it was made to someone else and at the time of righting that it was instigated in my mind by talk about bs being lowlifes scum or something similar

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  • @ Enuff October 13, 2020 6:36 AM
    “In the meantime a brand new fishing complex at Pile Bay and drainage and landscaping works on the Condtitution River. It should be noted that work on the latter started under the previous BLP administration. Another shooting, thankfully it was not fatal. November 11th can’t come sooner. Jesus take de wheel.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Now which do you think, Mr. Enuff, should come first?

    The completion of the new Freedom Park in Bridgetown to replace the old NIS building or the Pile Bay Fishing Complex?

    Why should the present administration press ahead for a fishing complex in a period of dwindling fish stocks on the western and southern sides of the island to put the Bridgetown and Oistins complex out of business?

    Where is the money going to come from in these very hard Covid times to build such a complex?

    Is it going to come from the same Chinese ‘grant-funding’ source as the Performing Arts Centre at Brandons as promised under the previous Stinkliar administration?

    As a master town-planner yourself don’t you think it would make more economic sense to complete the “Four Season” forex-earning project which is less than a mile away before building a fishing complex to process dwindling sprats for sale to people whose preference is clearly chicken bought from KFC and Chefette?

    PS: You will note that not a word about the Hyatt erection has been mentioned.
    Maybe you are the hot ‘Red’ one selected to bring about its detumescence.

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  • when you attack me for expricing my view/wish for moore to take it to the bolluh………
    and allow thing like bs “being low life scum” then you wonder why one may labell you a D?

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  • Milluh
    Stupse! Wait and read about it in tomorrow’s news. Oh shiiite, I’ve gone from PR fraud to master town planner. You’re barking up the wrong tree looking for a bone. I have none to give.

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  • @ Donna
    I don’t know if the taxes were paid or if they fell under the millions that were written off.

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  • Greene said, “nothing angers me more than bajans hanging onto the words of mediocre white englishmen then telling a returning national to go back where yuh come from. or the govt hiring poor rakey british consultants and paying them big dosh but would want the services of a returning national for free…”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    What do you expect from a set of people who regularly boast of being the “best slaves in the Caribbean” ?

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  • What is the latest in the Kemar Stuart scandal. Has he resigned? Has he been suspended by the party? When was he arrested? When was it decided to go ahead with charges? Were the president and attorney general informed? Was Mr Stuart aware of these likely charges prior to standing for office in the DLP?
    I understand he is still a student at UWI; if this is so, will a conviction on a drug offence prevent his travelling to certain countries? Will it stop him from getting a post-graduate bursary or scholarship? What will be the impact of a conviction on his future career?
    Where are our media?

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  • HAL

    You ever thought about writing a book before you go???

    Your life in England and the difficulties you encountered while reaching manhood?? How West Indies people, were treated badly by the British???? How the Caribbean BLACK Govts over the years abandoned their own people in England??? Left them to suffer and their descendants still suffering to this day???.

    Everyone down here take everything with them to the grave leave nothing to posterity. All our Prime Ministers die and leave little to nothing behind for us to read. Our only former PM’s alive now is Sandy and Freundel Stuart and you can be sure that Sandy is not going to write anything as he has not done so already.

    Freundel Stuart might not write anything either.

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  • All:
    The government must be congratulated on making 94.7 FM a radio station that will only carry 100% local content .
    This is the most significant policy decision in Culture since the reintroduction of Crop Over decades ago.

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  • i see that Maloney is speaking with the President of Guyana and is looking to expand into Guyana. interesting given MAM’s support of the new Guyanese Govt

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  • WS
    St Lucia recently did the same. each trying to support local artists

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Hal

    Just hear me out for a while.

    Did a WHITE BAJAN was allegedly caught on a Boat with allegedly nuff, nuff, alleged Cocaine and alleged Marijuana??????

    Did BLACK ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE allegedly bend over backwards to reduce the amounts found to almost nothing?????. Did The allege DPP allegedly came and drop ANY alleged charges against the alleged man?????? Did he walk free?????

    Was An INDIAN MAN allegedly caught with a CONTAINER OF MARIJUANA into Barbados and the alleged charges for some reason were dropped????? Did the alleged INDIAN MAN walk free??????

    Is that how our JUDICARY WORKS???

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  • @ Carson

    I have been approached on a number of occasions. I do keep voluminous notes because I am a hoarder. I still have all my notes from student days. However, my answer is always that there is nothing about my life that I do not know.
    Few authors make any money on their books, unless they can get them on some curricula, and I am not so interesting that people want to read about me. My ideas are more important which I pass on free of cost on BU.
    The short answer is that I have thought about it on a number of occasions, but then I wake up from my dream.
    I have long given up on Barbadians living in Barbados appreciating what life has been like, and still is, for black people in the UK. It may not surprise you that young black Brits do not even want to know. They prefer the fiction taught to them in university.
    I recently asked some black parents why they they do not talk to their kids about life in the 1960s and the united reply was that they do not want to burden them with those stories.
    It hits you when they talk about events that as an individual you have taken part in yourself. I have mentioned the Stephen Lawrence case before, the time when I took part in a discussion at the Barbados high commission and talked about the instructions I received my my news editor and what took place when I interviewed the father, and was challenged by one participant and practically told I was lying.
    One of our little jokes we share in London is the number of politicians, business people and senior civil servants who visit on a regular basis ant not one asks to go to the theatre – and London is the global theatre capital. There is a cultural void at the heart of our nation.
    I saw recently another Black History Month fairy tale about the journal race today and its late editor, Darcus Howe, the Trinidadian-Barbadian. Two of us were interviewed for that job as editor, Darcus and I and he was successful.
    I remember going to the Jermyn Street office to be interviewed by Bishop Wood and Sivanandan, but the story in the Guardian went on its own merry way.
    But you are right about our leaders, especially prime ministers. I have said on BU on a number of occasions that Owen Arthur should have resigned from politics, sat at his desk at UWI, and written two good books: one on his time in politics, and the other on CARICOM. Remember, we do not have a single book publisher of repute in Barbados; and, since the death of Wickham, not a single newspaper had a book review page.
    Bajans are not interested in literature. How many do you see reading in public? At my local train st ation there are free books for travellers, we also get free newspapers and magazines.
    However, he preferred to be used by the president to sit on top of the dying LIAT, to poke his face in Guyanese politics and his post-Covid job creation.
    We like politics, politics and party politics. There is no cultural hinterland. It is the result of learning by rote.

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  • Do You have to be WHITE or INDIAN and nothing happens????

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  • @Hal,

    you should donate all those musings/writings to our school

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    HAL

    So sad!!!!

    Sandy soon gone, who knows i might go before him, and Mr. Stuart he might or might not write anything. It is really devastating nothing being left behind. Everything going to the grave.

    If you really want to know anything significant about Barbados or the Caribbean one has to go to the Cemetery and read headstones that’s about all..

    That is so wrong.

    I still hope you would reconsider. Somebody got to leave something for those who like to to read.

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  • @ Carson Cadigan
    Sandiford did write at least one book. I think it was a collection of speeches or something big that nature .
    Errol Barrow graced us with a cookbook.

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  • Should read: something of that nature.

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  • @ Hal
    Well said and understood. There is a very interesting and well written series of articles in the Nation or Barbados Today about Bajans who went to Britain in the 6os 70s etc. Fascinating stuff. Folks left with a good primary school education and did great things.

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  • Greene
    That is what business people do
    Look for greener pastures
    Even if Mia had influence Maloney has a right to pursue his better interest

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  • William

    These should star writing.

    Dont mind they might make much, but for posterity. Write about their highs and Lows of public service. Who sabotage their work . How they were able to accomplish everything they set out to do or how they were not able to accomplish to do and why. Help us to accomplish what they accomplish. Sandy very old and he has never written anything.

    Give us a true picture about their personality.

    Don’t leave us high and dry. Give us as BLACK PEOPLE something to aim for.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    should be ”not” on line two.

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  • Not better interest, other interest.

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  • William

    I dont know about that book Sandy publish. If so forgive me ..

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