Arresting Crime @Source

In the Friday Nation newspaper of October 23, 2020 Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith AGAIN revealed to the public that “guns are still coming”. His comment comes in response to public concerns about gun crime. The COP remains adamant that although there has been a tightening of the security at the Barbados Port, unfortunately it has not arrested the problem. The blogmaster understands that a system is only as good as the integrity of the operators of said system. We also have other ports of entry where the security is questionable and there is the additional headache that Barbados is an island with many many areas that allow those willing to take the risk to land contraband. This is an enforcement issue BUT there is the systemic issue we have also failed as a society to even scratch the service..

Listen to the following exchange between Social Scientist Corey Layne and Community Practitioner and Veteran Journalist David Ellis from 4 minutes into the clip.

Veteran journalist David Ellis and Social Scientist Corey Layne

 

 

236 comments

  • @ Carson

    Bajans in the UK know all their tricks. The thing is because they do not say anything and behave with decorum, they think the are fooled. We got the measure of them and it is regular conversation among those of us in the UK, and even among the returnees.
    By the way, as one returnee told me, she loves Barbados, but can’t stand the stay at home Bajans. I knew exactly what she meant.

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  • Every single comment throwing shade at Barbados. Barbados is a failed state and the blogmaster is a Moslem.

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  • David,

    investigating and prosecuting white collar crime (we need to understand what you mean by term altho i will assume you mean fraud, ML etc) does not require whistle blowers. whilst whistle blowing does help, what really is needed is up to date laws criminally and with regard to the companies act, other auxiliary laws, proper training and enforcement by investigators and prosecutors and the will to put that all in place by the politicians.

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  • @ Mr. Skinner

    We’re blaming Arabs, Indians and white people for BRIBING Black Custom Officers to facilitate the illegal entry of drugs, guns and other contraband into the island.

    We’re blaming these same minority groups for SUPPLYING drugs to Black people to sell to other Black people and children in primary and secondary schools.And, when Black people don’t have any money to buy drugs, they would rob or break in the houses of POOR Black people, while the children would bully other Black children for money to buy drugs.

    We’re blaming them for SUPPLYING guns and ammunition to Black people, so they could kill other Black people on behalf of their ‘drug lord’ bosses……. or rob or break into the houses of, NOT the Arabs, Indians and white people……. but other poor Black people, for money to buy drugs, guns and other contraband.

    We’re blaming them for BRIBING Black Police Officers and Judiciary to turn a ‘blind eye’ and discard evidence so as to protect them from prosecution.

    We’re blaming them for EXPLOITING Black people who work in their business establishments and homes.

    These are the realities of life and, if we’re honest, it does not ‘paint a very good picture’ of Black people. We seem to be more content in killing each other, while those minority groups continue to accumulate wealth ‘at our expense.’

    Couldn’t all this be ‘nipped in the bud’ by Black people simply saying, “NO?”

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  • Artax 9.10 am

    Well said.

    But that is what you get when you have a cadre of poor people, people working from pay check to paycheck and they are some how are in the majority.

    What other Country in the World 3% of the population run rough shod over the majority 97%????? And get away with it.
    Every time.

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  • Saying No is just not that simple
    Generations of blacks have been falling into the poverty cracks across the world
    Wealth distribution continues to get worst as those at the top who holds most of the economic power refuses to come to a realization that poverty breeds crime and insist to hold on to a standard of greed and selfish interest that serves their purpose
    Meanwhile the most vulnerable turns to alternative means for economic survival by any means necessary

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  • quote] What other Country in the World 3% of the population run rough shod over the majority 97%????? And get away with it.
    Every time. [unquote

    in almost every part of this earth where there is an organised society

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  • Greene
    Absolutely!

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  • When you send your children to high school and they ask everyone wheres mrs so and so’s room or where is the science lab but not one of them have to ask for some reason where the cafeteria is.. Its the same with criminals of any stripe if they want a gun they know where to get one. How can any white person know that if he sells a load of guns to 97 percent of the population they are only going to use it to rob and kill other blacks who if what you say is true have nothing Sounds pretty absurd.

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  • @Lawson,

    not that i agree with position to which you are seemingly referring but your contention is pure bollocks. what would be the reason for selling the guns? you guys indulge in conspiracy theories when it comes to the US. try peddling one here and you may get an answer

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  • Greene death means nothing to you it only effects the people around you, kind of like when your stupid.

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  • @ GreeneOctober 25, 2020 9:07 AM
    “David,
    investigating and prosecuting white collar crime (we need to understand what you mean by term altho i will assume you mean fraud, ML etc) does not require whistle blowers. whilst whistle blowing does help, what really is needed is up to date laws criminally and with regard to the companies act, other auxiliary laws, proper training and enforcement by investigators and prosecutors and the will to put that all in place by the politicians.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Does your analysis also apply to either the ‘reluctance’ or ‘incapacity’ of the law enforcement ‘forces’ to treat to the case regarding the prosecution of the other parties involved in the Donvillegate bribery and M/L affair?

    Imagine the same law enforcement authorities can resuscitate a petty charge for the possession of marijuana for personal consumption against a political neophyte of a ‘yellow’ dying lying party but cannot move against those who, allegedly, bribed and facilitated the laundering of the same illicit proceeds by a former minister of the Crown under the same DLP.

    Bajans should thank their god of morality for the ‘personal’ honesty and integrity of a former senior civil servant who sat on the Board and brought that ‘illegal’ act to the attention of the foreign law enforcement agencies knowing full well it would never see the light of day in the endemically corrupt local jurisdiction.

    Barbados has the necessary well-trained ‘investigatory’ resources to carry out investigations into white collar criminal activities as displayed by the country’s ‘ability’ to lend such skills to its much bigger and wealthier neighbour T&T.

    BTW do you think that more “up-to-date laws” are also needed to meet the requirements for the criminal investigation into the financial shenanigans which took place at the BWA as reported and recommended by the Auditor General with all the evidence ‘sealed away’ in a red bag owned by the current PM?

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  • “What other Country in the World 3% of the population run rough shod over the majority 97%????? And get away with it.
    Every time.”

    @ CCC

    Because we ALLOW them to get away with it every time.

    I remember when restaurants were allowed to partially reopened as a result of the partial lifting of some COVID-19 protocols, the village and road side food vendors enjoyed an increase in sales, which abruptly came to an end when Chefette reopened. There were videos of Barbadians forming long queues and blocking the free flow of traffic at each Chefette location, crowding to purchase greasy, salty chicken and other fast foods offered by that restaurant chain.

    A few years ago, a Black customer was accosted in a Bizzy Williams owned hardware store by a white manager. Only ONE Black man turned up for protest action against the store, while the customer who was assaulted, said he would continue patronizing the establishment.
    I know Black people who said they were no longer shopping at an old lady’s one door village shop, simply because she was repairing her house. There is a popular barber named Stanfield, who used to sell food on weekends. He lost sales after buying an old Suzuki van to transport drinks and food items.
    These are the SAME Black people who rejoice each time Haloutte opens another branch of Chefette and continue to patronize those restaurants, irrespective of how many he owns.

    A friend of mine who used to work at a store in Marhill Street, told me she and the other sales clerks decided to join the Union because they felt the working conditions were not fair. After discussing their plans, one of the same Black sales clerk ‘went behind their backs’ to inform the Syrian owner of their plans.

    A Black store owner would experience difficulty in receiving payment from his Black customer who bought good on credit. That same customer would make sure he pays the ‘Coolie-man.’

    I could go on and on and on.

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  • Question which govts should ask in the question of guns and crime relates to a person wanting a better lifestyle
    How can govt/s expect those at the bottom of the economic pole to live off slave wages and yet to provide basic needs for their family
    Many of those males being killed at the hands of guns had nothing and even after death no one reads about mass accumulation of wealth left behind by these victims
    Govts need to stop burying head in the sand and pass a living wage that is appropriate to the economic standards of its country
    At least a step forward in a preventive measure in not allowing impoverish people to make a fast dash to alternatives methods of economic means which is cost to their lives and govt/s having to foot an increasing crime bill

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  • Miller,

    yes

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  • @ Artax
    Research will show that up to 1970 there were very few drug cases in the court system. It will show that the few centered around one prominent family involving rich kids, of Asian extraction, who were musicians. They were then represented by a young attorney who went on to become a corporate legal eagle, parliamentarian and got a knighthood. The drug was not marijuana or cocaine.
    The drug culture grew tremendously during the late 70s and has not stopped since then. We Barbadians have always said “ not ‘bout hey’ . It’s the current mantra of our beloved PM.
    I don’t recall identifying any ethnic group on BU as bringing in drugs. All I said is that no boys on the block ain’t got the resources to be the major players or any players in that.
    As a community leader , I attended a lecture given by a then high ranking policeman, who told us that reaching those who finance the drug trade was almost impossible even with the finest information tools. Now that lecture was back in the very early 80s.
    Since then the police have better tools and so do the drug lords and bosses.
    2. I also listened to the Layne/Ellis exchange. In my opinion it was nothing to shout about. As I have said on this blog and elsewhere , public discourse has been effectively hi jacked and we are hearing the same voices; saying the same things and brining the same solutions.
    It’s going up take more police on the beat in the communities; it’s going to need enlightened civics being taught in the class room; more effective parental control and a more sensible non political approach to basic civic management. The same way the drug culture developed is the identical manner in which the mini bus culture developed
    In the last campaign people running for office were smoking weed openly with the boys on the block. I say no more on that.
    3. I don’t equate the BLM in the USA with the lawlessness we have allowed to prosper in our country. In1965, I was looking forward to independence , enjoying high school and being raised in a village with proper role models. I could turn on any stand pipe in Barbados and sit down anywhere in a bus. At that time my Afro American brothers and sisters were being attacked by police dogs ; getting their heads bashed in and fighting for every frigging thing I took for granted. They are still fighting for justice in their own country and there are in the minority. I am not buying into foolishness. In a country of 95% blacks it is obvious that the crimes committed would be more among blacks. This attempt to Americanize every thing is our foolishness and use American jargon is just overbearing.
    In my country we just run behind two political parties; intellectuals talk endless crap and a faked middle class try to live way above its means; black people are working for less than three hundred dollars per week and we know more about the world than anybody else.
    I said all that to say this: I was assured that all the crime in Jamaica could not reach Barbados; I was told that the bad roads were not like in Dominica and St Vincent; I heard people from other islands being called lower islands. This is what Grantley Adams said (or something like it)to an international audience : Jamaicans are illiterate; Trinidadians can only play steel drum and Barbadians are the most educated.
    We are still of that mentality. I as a Bajan is being told to shut my mouth because I don’t live there , I have no intention of shutting up because some politician tell me to watch muh and dah can happen bout hey.
    How on earth you could control mini buses when parliamentarian families did own a whole lot . What does BLM have to do with black politicians in the pockets of the richer ethnic groups.
    Peace.

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  • “I don’t recall identifying any ethnic group on BU as bringing in drugs.”

    @ Mr. Skinner

    Sir, sometimes you take things a bit too personally or perhaps it’s the manner in which I present myself. I KNOW you DID NOT identify any specific group that was responsible for the importation or distribution of drugs.

    Since I often agree with your perspectives on various issues, I was only trying to have a ‘casual conversation’ on the topic with you to know your opinions. That’s all.

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  • “Imagine the same law enforcement authorities can resuscitate a petty charge for the possession of marijuana for personal consumption against a political neophyte of a ‘yellow’ dying lying party but cannot move against those who, allegedly, bribed and facilitated the laundering of the same illicit proceeds by a former minister of the Crown under the same DLP.”

    good catch, it’s said he is seen AS A THREAT to the PM in her constituency, won’t it be a thing if they still KICK HER OUT ANYWAY…..

    too much corruption and cover ups and we must believe Mia suddenly sees the light regarding the tiefing social partnership made up of descendants of slave catchers enriched at the expense of the descendants of slaves, by her as well……..that’s like believing ALL THE LIES she told about the big red bag of evidence of DLP corruption and they were going to lock them up….. and the even BIGGER LIES she told regarding locking up tiefing maloney for helping rob the treasury and about his role in the death of the Holder child…look who is representing in Guyana now….sell outs are sell outs, there are no redeeming qualities in any of them, history is REPLETE with evidence of the existence of this trash, they survive until their masters destroy them..

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  • When I read this blog a song started playing in my mind. It was “Mixed up Moods and Attitudes” by Jacob Killer Miller.

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  • In the last campaign people running for office were smoking weed openly with the boys on the block. I say no more on that.
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    @ Carson Cadogan
    @ Hal Austin
    @ William Skinner

    YOU GUYS HAVE ALL NAILED IT.

    THE WHITES AND INDIANS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE LOCAL DRUGS/GUNS TRADES ARE HOWEVER ASSISTED BY BLACK CUSTOMS OFFICERS, BLACK POLICE AND BLACK BANK MANAGERS ALL FOR KICKBACKS.

    HOWEVER THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ARE BLACK POLICE OFFICERS INCLUDING DETECTIVES AND SENIOR PERSONNEL WHO FORM PART OF THESE UNDERGROUND GROUPS AND ARE EQUALLY COMPLICIT.

    I KNOW LOCAL POLICE IN BARBADOS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE DRUG AND GUN TRADE WITH SEVERAL OTHERS INVOLVED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING AIDED BY STRIP CLUB OWNERS ON THE ISLAND MANY OF THEM BEING CRIMINAL DEPORTEES.

    THE 2 x 3 ISLAND IS AN EASY TARGET FOR CORRUPTION AS IT RELATES TO KICKBACKS AND BRIBES TO CUSTOMS OFFICERS, IMMIGRATION, BANK MANAGERS, POLICE, COAST GUARDS ETC.

    ANYONE TELLING YOU DIFFERENTLY HEAD IS EITHER BURIED IN THE SAND, IS A BULLSHIT ARTIST AND NOT LIVING IN REALITY.

    BELOW SAME HAPPENS IN NIGERIA (A BLACK RAN COUNTRY), GUYANA AND ELSEWHERE.

    #EndSARS

    Almost 20 years ago, the acronym SARS conjured up a terrifying global pandemic, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, an airborne virus that originated in China, one that could be transferred through cough droplets and which had the potential to spread via the international air transport system. Some of us can be forgiven as looking back at that era, 2003, as a quieter, cleaner, much saner, healthier time. We, after all, only had that and the ongoing War on Terror to deal with globally.

    The new king pandemic is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), far more terrifying, exponentially more viral than its predecessor, and now, as of the past week, SARS has stood for something else in global media, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police Force. Created in 1992 in response to a serious rise in crime in the oil-producing country, in ten years the unit was itself fingered to be involved in criminal activity. When in 2002, its operations spread from the financial centre of the county, Lagos, the squad’s criminal activities naturally metastasized.

    This is not a story that would be unfamiliar to Guyanese. The infamous Tactical Services Squad, known then as the Black Clothes Police, invoked fear, if not outright terror, in this society up until the execution of its head, Superintendent Leon Fraser in 2003, a crime that today has not been solved. Launched as a special crime-fighting force, the TSS quickly, like SARS, became the very thing it was created to combat. Its ‘replacement’, the Tactical Services Unit, was no better. Consider the following excerpt from one of our articles from 2011:

    “According to a usually reliable source, [Assistant Commissioner Steve] Merai during his verbal exchanges with the Commissioner, revealed that certain elements of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), namely the ‘Black Clothes’ anti-crime squads are linked to certain drug blocks in the city and its environs. The Assistant Commissioner, who is currently the Commander of the Force’s Berbice (B) Division, explained to the Commissioner that he was in receipt of information that some of the squads are engaged in busting certain drug dealers and using the proceeds to enrich drug blocks that they are in association with… Merai explained at the meeting that the TSU patrol units operate in designated sections of the city where they provide protection for certain drug blocks that operate with impunity. This newspaper was told that the Assistant Commissioner pointed out that many persons who are affected by these operatives are afraid to come forward out of fear for their lives.”

    Today, Nigeria is in uproar, tired of the impunity with which SARS has carried out its frankly criminal conduct across multiple political administrations, all of which have promised to disband the unit. In the uprising, several citizens have been shot dead by the police and dozens otherwise injured. While the mainstream news sites have been vague about the shootings so far, citizen reporting and underground news organizations show the brutality with which protestors, coming together under the banner of a movement called #EndSARS, have been treated.

    We no longer have a rogue unit at present in the Guyana but our own history and Nigeria’s present provide a critical cautionary tale for our own future. SARS is one of the symptoms of what ails Nigeria today, not the disease. After 50 years of oil, and 50 years of corruption, equating to over US $400 billion stolen by successive governments, over 95 million Nigerians, roughly half of the population, remain in extreme poverty. This is the sort of poverty that breeds the sort of crime that politicians use to justify the creating of special anti-crime units which become predators on poor people (and not on corruption-enriched politicians) leaving the country in a perpetual cycle of criminalized under-development while an elite political oligarchy continue to siphon off its wealth. In brief, Guyanese need to pay keen attention to both the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria as well as the surrounding socio-economic and political context – if we do not take it for a warning of what might come, we should at least accept it as a mirror of our possible future.

    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2020/10/25/endsars/

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  • @ Artax
    Point taken. Going forward. Man you gine so have to arrest me for driving badly crossing lanes. Have a good day.✌️

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  • MARIPOSA

    How come the poor black women are not struggling to survive and there doing any killings/ robberies?

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  • @ Greene October 25, 2020 10:55 AM

    Then you need to explain the recent ‘heavy-handed’ treatment of the two “Parrises”.

    One a former financier and policy controller of both political parties and the other an attorney-at-law.

    What ‘strong’ laws were employed to bring these two c(r)ooks to book?

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  • Do you really understand what you meant by “Wealth distribution continues to get worst as those at the top who holds most of the economic power refuses to come to a realization that poverty breeds crime and insist to hold on to a standard of greed and selfish interest that serves their purpose?” Several fancy sounding words and jargon put together……but pure nonsense. (I’ll expect a visit from your lawyer).

    Yes, I agree some crimes are committed as a result of poverty. But, on the other hand, look at many of these youngsters committing crimes. Several of them have children and ‘still live home at their parents,’ who in turn are willing to ‘put up’ their houses as collateral to pay expensive lawyers such as Andrew Pilgrim and Johnny Chetleham and raise bail, when these youngsters find themselves in trouble with the law. All you have to do is stand outside a Courtroom and hear the applause a guy who has been charged with two counts of murder receives from his adoring fans.

    How is it that, according to CCC, 3% of the population supposedly controls the wealth? Those minority groups have a culture of assisting those among them who may require help, financially or otherwise. Why can’t Black people do likewise? For example, an Indian could approach his Indian friend for financial assistance and be told, ‘check me at 6 O’ clock.’ The money is there when he turn up. A Black asks his friend for assistance. He tells him, ‘no problem, check me tomorrow.’ He turns up, his friend would tell him, something came up, check me tomorrow……. or his friend is no where to be found. And, in both cases he’ll make himself unavailable for the next three months.

    We have children of poor Black people who attended universities at the expense of other poor Black people, obtain employment in government agencies that caters for the indigent…… and would make it extremely difficult for poor people to receive or access the services intended for them.
    They work in banks and other financial institutions and make the process extremely difficult for other Black people to access finance, unless it’s for a vehicle. Lawyers and doctors ‘ripping off’ the same poor taxpayers who fund their university education.

    We continue to ‘discuss’ crime along the same lines each time the topic is brought up on BU. Crime is always politicized. The BEES said former AG Brathwaite and PM Stuart did not do anything to address the crime situation during their ten year tenure………and the DEMS respond with, at least it wasn’t bad then as it is now, because there is an increase in murders under the current AG Marshall and PM Mottley….. and they aren’t saying or doing anything about it.
    However, if one examines the gun crimes carefully, it is evident they were on the rise since 2014 and a gradual increase was expected. The TV style execution of Rick Bryan in Warrens, a gunman boldly walking into Sheraton in broad daylight to murder a man in the food court and the execution of Jerome ‘Wild Geese’ Bovell in St. Stephen’s Hill, immediately comes to mind.
    But, anyone making these observations, taking the time period into consideration, they’ll be labelled a BLP yardfowl.

    Many of our opinions on crime seem to be shaped by political affiliation, rather than on any clear criminological reports or theories compiled, analysed and explained by criminologists. Maybe that’s what Dottin’s consultancy entails??? What are the functions of the Criminal Research & Planning Unit?

    How do we define crime as its relation to poverty? Perhaps we could ‘discuss’ it within the context of an unemployed mother of 4 going into Carlton Supermarket and stealing a whole chicken and a bag of rice; a homeless man shop lifting a pack of Elispse and a tin of sardines; or an unemployed youth, enjoying ‘four square meals a day,’ while ‘living home’ at his mother and she supporting him and his children…… who follows his peers and goes out to rob a poor person or a store, for money to buy clothes to wear to, and buy brandy at ‘Super Dan’s boat cruise.

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  • @ BAJE October 25, 2020 11:54 AM

    BAJE, YOU HAVE HIT, INDEED, THE NAIL ‘RIGHT’ ON ITS ‘CORRUPTION’ HEAD.

    The coffin is now sealed so the white shadows, Middle Eastern or Indian bogeymen cannot escape to be any scapegoat for the obvious corruption and bribery of the ‘black’ politicians and their handmaidens in the bureaucracy.

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  • @Miller

    Surprise you side with such a simplistic view. In countries where there is a large caucasion population what does it tell us? Corruption is not motivated by race or ethnic group. In any system measures have to be implemented to minimize corruption.

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  • Countries of the South generally learn how to be corrupt from those from the North.

    In fact, we have argued that most countries from the South know too little about tieffing.

    That they are generally only petty thieves.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Rubbish!!!!!!

    I don’t agree with anything in this post.
    It is just an excuse to give the Barbados Labour Party a free pass.

    When in opposition they had a plaster for every sore. Now in Govt. they seem to be caught like the Deer in the headlights. Completely clueless about anything.

    What have they done for the past two and half years???? Giving the WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS ALL the tax breaks in the World
    and forgiving all duties that they owe instead of collecting them , does not count.

    At the same time burden BLACK PEOPLE WITH TAXES. THE PEOPLE LEAST ABLE TO PAY NEW TAXES AND DUTIES. Many of them without jobs, without income, without hope, under this Govt..

    Some under the DLP had jobs to support their families, they don’t HAVE the jobs now..

    I know a woman who used to delight under Freundel Stuart to me tell how they are going to vote out Freundel Stuart, every time she saw me. Now under the new Govt. she use to work at the Ministry of Transport. SHE IS NOW UNEMPLOYED. She was the fist person who MIA AMOR MOTTLEY laid off when she first came to office. I saw other people saying on this blog she is doing a good job, she should send home more.

    The same TONI MOORE who begging DLP voters for the their vote in SGN, told the PM it is ok to send home people as long as they DLP members.

    That is how I know it will be CAT PISS AND PEPPER if she gets in, for workers.

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  • How is it that, according to CCC, 3% of the population supposedly controls the wealth? Those minority groups have a culture of assisting those among them who may require help, financially or otherwise. Why can’t Black people do likewise? For example, an Indian could approach his Indian friend for financial assistance and be told, ‘check me at 6 O’ clock.’ The money is there when he turn up. A Black asks his friend for assistance. He tells him, ‘no problem, check me tomorrow.’ He turns up, his friend would tell him, something came up, check me tomorrow……. or his friend is no where to be found. And, in both cases he’ll make himself unavailable for the next three months

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    THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO A COIN.

    I HAVE PREVIOUSLY INVESTED OVER $200,000 IN A LOCAL BLACK BUSINESS BUT GOT NOT ONE CENT IN RETURN BECAUSE OF BLATANT DISHONESTY AND STEALING.

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  • BAJE 11.54 AM
    Well written.
    The other post was aimed at ATAX 12.28 PM.

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  • What about t h e free the dlp got. The former minister indicted. Lol

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  • David
    I am not suggesting anything. I just reported the facts according to Bdos Today. My only opinion is that it is a nuffin story. Funny seeing Carson C. Cadogan so busy after dissappearing. He paid the old lady light bill yet? I hope if/when the unfinished school meals building in Six Roads is the subject of the Auditor General report and then Atherley (or his replacement provided GPII get his wish) convene the PAC, Cadogan don’t flee given the 3 degrees of separation.🤫

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  • Just watch a video with Mia ridiculing Floyd from reading his presentation from papers
    These are her exacts words
    “If Floyd Reifer is ever elected to Parliament
    Do u know that he can be the leader of the opposition in this country but yet has to read his name from a piece of paper”
    Then mockingly goes on to demonstrate how foolish he would look
    By mockingly as if to make her comments look real
    Says in a mocking tone to demonstrate his lack of intellect as a reader
    ” I am Floyd Riefer ”

    Below is an extract where she made such comments

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10216067448953871&id=1678894407

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  • Carson C Cadogan October 25, 2020 1:19 PM #: “BAJE 11.54 AM Well written. The other post was aimed at ATAX 12.28 PM.”

    @ CCC

    What other post??? Please explain.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    My post at 1.06 pm.

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  • @ Mariposa

    Funny world. The real joker is the speaker without notes, hands flaring, fingers pointing, and behaving like a mad cat. Good speakers speak from notes so there is coherence and not repetition and rambling for two or three hours.
    But an unsophisticated Barbadian audience may find this rambling attractive.

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  • That is the trouble with SOME Bajans they like a lot of flowery meaning NOTHING AT ALL.

    Where is the ACTIONS??????

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    should be ”speech” on line one.

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  • This should give MIA gripe.

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  • Hope the dlp used these idiotic statement by Braddie and Mia to full.advantage
    A couple of Tee shirts with pictures and comments would be enough to bring both Fools down to size along with repetition at mass meetings
    Mia is such a hypocrite when a boy was being mocked by children for a speech he had made after he received an award
    She pretended to be of concern
    yes it was another moment for her to hound publicity for herself
    On this campaign trail the ” real” Mia is being exposed and she is beginning to look and act like Trump
    Who would have thought that a bi- election would have exposed Mia political nakedness for all to see

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  • @ CCC

    From what I read, there isn’t anything in your 1:06 PM post that is relevant to my 12:28 PM contribution. Rather than address or respond to any of the issues I raised therein, you engaged in a continuation of your usual DLP versus BLP nonsensical political diatribe and racist rants about white people and Indians.

    It appears as though you blame the BLP for everything possible that went wrong in Barbados. I believe if that political party was around in 1937, you would have blamed them for the riots. It won’t surprise me if you blame Grantley Adams. Maybe, you also blame them for Central Foundary, Cave Shepherd and Foggarty fires or the disturbance when the Supremes performed in Bridgetown.

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  • @ David October 25, 2020 12:44 PM

    One view (simplistic or sophisticated) you can certainly ‘side with’ is that in most countries with large ‘Caucasian’ populations and democratically elected leaders such accusations made by any democratically elected leader holding such damning evidence in any bag would most likely lead to criminal investigations and prosecutions against those alleged to have committed such fiscally damaging financial crimes.

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  • @Miller

    Good you have sanitized your statement to remove the race/ethnic slur.

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  • in a continuation of your usual DLP versus BLP nonsensical political diatribe and racist rants about white people and Indians.

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    I SEE A MAN IRREGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE IS PRO DLP OR NOT HAS SPOKEN THE TRUTH.

    MANY WHITES AND INDIANS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN BUSINESS SOME OF THEM INSURANCE, CELL PHONE, FAST FOOD, BITCOIN, CONSTRUCTION, CAR PARTS, MOTOR VEHICLES, RETAIL STORES INCLUDING JEWELLERY AND CLOTHES ARE HEAVILY INVOLVED IN DRUGS TRADE AND SOME GUN RACKET.

    I HAVE NO TIME FOR EITHER DLP OR BLP BUT WILL AGREE WITH ANYONE WHO CALLS A SPADE A SPADE.

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  • “I SEE A MAN IRREGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE IS PRO DLP OR NOT HAS SPOKEN THE TRUTH.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Even if what he wrote was true or not, how was it relevant to the discussion?

    It’s similar to a group of men discussing fishing. One man disagrees with the points they’re making and goes on to talk about the sky is blue (which is true).

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Let me make it clear:

    Black people CANNOT be racist.

    We are are the ones who everything is being done against.
    Black people are simply representing Black people, asking for a better deal. It is unfortunate some find this obnoxious. Some people including some Black people Cant stomach Black people seeking betterment. We must always be hewers of wood and drawers of water.

    They even quote the Bible to back them up like in the Slave days.

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  • The WORST THING you can do for some Black people is to praise Black people.

    You have to be crazy. You can not be right in your head. They have been told Black people are the worst thing in the World and they are sticking with it and who is me to tell them any different.

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  • @ Carson

    Racism is about power and the exercise/abuse of that power. The servant has no power, so cannot be racist. It is simplistic to say a black person not liking a white person is racist. There is not a single country in the world majority black-led that discriminates against any other ethnic group.

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  • Mariposa why you pimping about behind Ms Mottley looking for red herrings and not tell us what Mr Reifer, s plans are and how he will finance them? You were on here bigging up Reifer talking sbout all this momentum he has but you cannot produce anything pf substsnce he has spoken about so far?Why is this?In my view his hiding from the debates tells me he is very weak when it comes to public speaking along with most of the others i have heard speaking at your meetings on radio and tv.This includes the political nightwatchman.Looking at the crowds at both on tv as i have not been to any as yet it is chalk and cheese no wonder you looking for non issues to raise to keep Mr Reifer relevant.Trust me ot will not help Mr Reifer , the dems or you.I gone.

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  • “This should give MIA gripe.”

    what CDC will never say is that infection rates among whites are the highest, they are dying the most and it’s only just gotten started..

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  • This info re statistics came from CDC…..it will give ALL TOURISM ONLY DEPENDENT JACKASSES ..pure gripe.

    See if ya can wrap this around ya heads…

    39,400 Black people in US have died from Covid, representative of 21% of all cases..

    … not surprising since Black people are frontline workers in every sector, from the post office and on and on….

    all the other deaths 79% are whites and others…

    .sad that the disease is cutting a wider swath across the US….many more will die…

    on the continent of Africa, just over 40,000 have died from Covid.

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  • @ Hal
    It is known that the only race that has no phobias about any other race is the Black race. Name any other race that you can put your children in the care of , while you killed , raped and maimed their people outside your door step. Look at the USA Blacks being shot but who are the majority of care givers in the home of wealthy whites.
    There are some of us that know nothing about our race. But they believe saying that Barbados has black on black crime is equivalent to what is going on in the USA.
    The truth of the matter is very simple:the black race was never uncivilized. Our race was building universities and communities while others were still in caves. If that statement of fact makes me a racist that’s ok. I was first called a racist before I reached age 14.
    Peace.

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  • @ William SkinnerOctober 25, 2020 5:53 PM
    “It is known that the only race that has no phobias about any other race is the Black race. Name any other race that you can put your children in the care of , while you killed , raped and maimed their people outside your door step.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    An excellent observation, there.

    Blacks in general welcome all other races with open arms with their childlike innocence.

    Just look and see how easy it is for minorities of other ethnic groups are able to accumulate wealth so easily through the loyal ‘commercial’ support of blacks at the expense of their own kind as identified by our Artax in an earlier blog?

    How can a people who are the closest to God be so self-loathing?

    If only blacks can extend such God-given tolerance to other minorities among their own kind such as the disabled and those in same sex relationships.

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  • @Carson C. Cadogan “The big joke was, the ”MISSING WHITE WOMAN” WAS NOT REALLY ”missing” at all. Let ”ÉNUFF” OR ”CUDDEAR BAJE” OR ”TRON” OR ”JOHN 2” OR ”JOHN A” tell you what happen.”

    Wha’ you calling my name for?

    I did not make the woman [or anybody else] go missing.

    i did not go searching for her.

    You want the police to come brekking down my door now, so see how many missing people I have in my house?

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  • @Carson C Cadogan October 25, 2020 9:32 AM “But that is what you get when you have a cadre of poor people, people working from pay check to paycheck and they are some how are in the majority.”

    I’ve lived pay check to pay check too, and even now from pension check to pension check, but just like Hal I have never used any illegal drug, nor dealt in illegal drugs or guns, or violence, and no white person, indian or syrian can make me do so. Couldn’t make me do so when I was a young and foolish teenager, can’t make me do so now that I am an old fogey.

    I wonder why?

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    You sure you int mekkin’ excuses for bad behavior?

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  • @William Skinner “I heard people from other islands being called lower islands.”

    I was always under the impression that the phrase low islands or lower islands, referred to islands west of Barbados, because remember we Bajans say lowside when we mean west of, and we below when we mean west of.

    All other Caribbean islands are lowside of Barbados, below Barbados, that is west of Barbados

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  • @john2 October 25, 2020 12:19 PM “How come the poor black women are not struggling to survive and there doing any killings/ robberies?”

    We poor black women struggling to survive do not kill nor rob poor black men because in truth we love them too much. Ok, maybe every 20 years or so one of us women knocks off some poor black man, but typically that is only after a decade or more of aggravation.

    We love them real-real bad, and even when they owe us $100,00 or more in child money we refuse to kill them.

    Although sometimes we does “pray fuh dem”/leave dem in the Lord’s hands.

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  • Cuhdear
    I don’t know why he calling my name either. He needs to talk about the unfinished school meals building, the credit union and the constituency council he did big up in etc.🤐

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  • @Artax October 25, 2020 12:28 PM “Those minority groups have a culture of assisting those among them who may require help, financially or otherwise. Why can’t Black people do likewise?”

    But we have long done likewise.

    Why are you forgetting meeting turns, also called in other islands su-sus, box hand etc., and which we brought with us in our heads from West Africa.

    Largely run for centuries by poor black women who pooled their money with other poor black women and lent cash to other poor black women so that black children could be lifted up. These meeting turns paid school fees, bought books and shoes, paid for private lessons, even paid for tickets to England for some of the same people who now cuss us daily. None of this money went to rum, cigarettes or drugs.

    Now I hear that in Trinidad, MEN some of whom look nothing like a poor black woman have corrupted the centuries old and honorable name of su-su/esusu, and have created something called DRUGS SU-SU..

    MEN [all colors, all religions, all social/economic statuses] are wicked as sh!te, greedy too, like too much fast money

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  • Artax when I was young and the bank thought that I was not working for enough to service a mortgage it was another poor black woman who co-signed the 25 year mortgage document with me.

    When I needed to send a kid to university I asked a poor black man to cosign with me at the Student Revolving Loan Fund, and he gave me some frigging elaborate nancy story. I asked a poor black women and all she asked is “what time?” and when I got to the Ministry she had already signed the 12 year student loan form. A dozen years later I did the same for her. And the kid a poor black woman herself repaid the student revolving loan find in full and on time.

    Just today I got a Whatsapp message from another poor black woman, a pensioner, telling me that she had just put $100 in my bank account.Int got nuffin’ to do with drugs nor nuffin’ so. Just that she can afford to give me a tral-ya offa she pension.

    Just last week I myself put $100 in the account of another poor black woman who is currently laid off.

    I’ve recently run into a house problem which may cost $1,500 to fix, and another poor black woman told me that if i need some money she is happy to give me some.. I told her not at this time, but I will let her know if circumstances change.

    I think that you need to cultivate some genuine friendships with poor black women. I have found them to be wonderfully resourceful people, not inclined to bull shit.

    I expect that they would do the same for you.

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  • @Artax October 25, 2020 12:28 PM. “All you have to do is stand outside a Courtroom and hear the applause a guy who has been charged with two counts of murder receives from his adoring fans.”

    Some human being real-real deceitful hear.

    Same sort of people who adored Jesus on Palm Sunday, and on Good Friday said “crucify him”

    These young men need to understand that when they are serving 25 years up de road , not a fella gine help them serve that time, not a fella gine care to visit.

    if their poor black mothers do not find their way up St. Philip on visitation day, then they will not see a loving face for 20 years or more.

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  • Black people, including men, lend money to other black people all the time. I have done it. My brother has done it. My parents have done it. My grandparents did it.

    Thousands and thousands of dollars lent by black people to black people.

    I don’t know why we persist in painting all black people “black”. Some of us are loving and caring and some of us are not. I know both kinds.

    We mostly have our little friendly circles just like other races do.

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  • @ Donna
    This is one of the most successful relics of the divide and rule tactic from slavery. We go around talking a lot of nonsense about how bad we are to each other and get on as if our race is the only one that has bad deals camping each other.
    We always seem to not understand that business failures and so on happen in all races. If blacks did not use to help blacks very few of us would have made it. However, I know first hand that whereas the majority of us never could write each other a Cheque for 25 or 30 000 , it never stopped the lady selling outside the school from giving a poor child a bread or sweet drink; it never stop us from sharing a car or “ buying a seat “ to attend a neighbour’s funeral. Little acts of kindness all along the way. I was a recipient of so many acts of kindness .
    I remember Cuz selling at Pebbles / Gravesend . No child , money or not was ever turned away by Cuz.
    I will never doubt the humaneness of our people.
    Peace

    Peace

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan

    I have never heard that geographical explanation. It does sound plausible.
    However, when Viv Richards became captain of the West Indies, a man asked how could we put one of fem lie islanders as captain.

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  • “ one of dem fellows” My apologies.

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  • “because remember we Bajans say lowside when we mean west of, and we below when we mean west of.”

    where did the term originate, i have heard the older people say it and it always sounds degrading and derogatory, said in the most disrespectful manner, even if it started out as you said, it evolved into old slaves believing they are the better slaves than other people in the Caribbean, just as Billie the Goat Miller said in an article that Barbadians were the best slaves in the Caribbean..

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan

    Do people ‘join a meeting’ to assist other people, or is a method of saving money to assist themselves? If not, then, I stand corrected.

    Whether a grandmother loan money to her grandson, a friend, ‘boys on the block’ or the man on the ‘Cream of Wheat’ box…….. ‘Cuz,’ a brother, aunt or uncle not turning away children without money, is ‘beside the point.’ It would silly of me NOT to acknowledge Black people “are loving and caring,” nor did I mentioned anything contrary to the fact “we mostly have our little friendly circles just like other races do.”

    I SIMPLY presented an opinion based on MY personal experiences over the years, working with entrepreneurs.

    Surprisingly, that opinion has been viewed as one of the “successful relics of the divide and rule tactic from slavery.”

    Some people seem to believe, probably because they ‘rolled’ with some ‘Black power’ group back in the day, while wearing a dashiki and big afro, or calling each other ‘comrade,’ shouting ‘back to Africa’ and reparations, or quoting Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X or Martin Luther King, ……… or having attended school with white people……..make them epitome of the ‘struggle.’

    BLACK lawyers, police officers, members of the judiciary, politicians, doctors, businessmen and women, are “PAINTED BLACK”……. ad nauseam…… as dishonest, money and land grabbing thieves, in this forum on a DAILY BASIS.
    BLACK contributors are ridiculed and referred to as savages, wild beasts and animals that should be in the jungle (a typical stereotype of Black people), fools, idiots, buffoons and ‘buggers.’

    Yet, not a word of PROTEST from the ‘Black activists’ or the gardeners. The silence is deafening.

    That’s why I’ll always maintain there’s a level of hypocrisy permeating BU.

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  • “I was always under the impression that the phrase low islands or lower islands, referred to islands west of Barbados, because remember we Bajans say lowside when we mean west of, and we below when we mean west of.”

    @ Cuhdear Bajan

    It’s a matter of interpretation. However, I agree with WARU.

    Even if those terms originated as you ‘said,’ whenever I hear older or younger Barbadians describe citizens from the other Caribbean territories, especially SVG, SLU and GND, as ‘them people from the ‘low or small islands,’ it’s usually accompanied by some disrespectful, derogatory or degrading comment.

    I believe those opinions are rooted in the mistaken belief, Barbadians are much ‘better off’ than our regional brothers and sisters. Some people are even surprised when they learn SLU is bigger than Barbados.

    I find Antiguans are also of a similar belief they’re ‘better off’ as well.

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  • Well, well, well! Gardeners and those who “went to school with white people”….lordie!

    I am not on BU denigrating people every day, not even politicians. Not even Mia. I do criticise and I do commend as I see fit. I am on record stating that ALL people are flawed and that power tends to corrupt most people. I am on record stating that it is up to the people to keep politicians in check.

    I am not in the HABIT of denigrating a whole race, sex, profession, returnees, overseas Bajans or any other group because I have met good and bad in every group.

    Even lawyers and politicians.

    P.S. The family down the road from me is upgrading his family house. People, including me, are still buying the son’s tasty barbecued offerings.

    The same did not happen to my cousin’s wife when she bought her first car. Her customers abandonned her.

    I could give as many for as against.

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  • Correction – THEIR family house.

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  • Who would have thought that such a mild comment would have revealed that “those who went to school with white people” thought stashed away in the back of a mind.

    Hypocrisy, you say! I have spoken out against most of what you highlighted and been called naive because of it.

    Sometimes I speak of individuals in a negative way but not whole categories of people.

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  • @ Artax
    I understand your point but we are still fighting with many negatives that are a result of being enslaved. We still need to make the mental jump. We have failed not because we did not teach black studies but because we have an educational system that seems to ignore how we are emerging as a Caribbean civilization.
    Believe me, I am as disappointed as anybody else in how we have been led by people who look like me. As a youngster rallying against KR Hunte and BST back in the day, I could not imagine that today We are now rallying against Maloney and the Williams brothers. I can’t believe that there has been no real land reform; can’t believe that banks still discriminate against blacks; can’t believe that some white owned night clubs still register as private members clubs to keep out black people and can’t believe that until recently we could not become a republic or remove Nelson because we fear offending white people; can’t believe that a white Bajan columnist who writes so beautifully that Blacks were happier when we were controlled by the plantocracy and I can go on and on.
    We maybe reading from the same book but we have to read all the chapters.
    Peace.

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  • The descendants of white minority rejects from UK, turned SLAVE CATCHERS and torturers have been allowed to operate against Black people’s best interest by the corrupt black face thieves and sell outs in the parliament and bar association…that’s why all of that is still happening in 2020…that’s the bottomline.

    it does not even matter to them that their ancestors too were once hunted down, brutalized and murdered by these animalistic beasts….as long as the black faces GET THEIR CUT.

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  • Hmmmmmmm…….. and who would have thought expressing my personal comments would have caused such a ‘stir?’

    I shudder to think what would’ve happened IF I had mentioned a name. But, then again, the reactions to John, john2, Lorenzo and lawson, gives me an idea of what to expect.

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  • To add instult to injury they are STILL LIVING OFF THE BACKS OF YOU, YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN…and the trash from St. Andrew got the nerve to claim Black people were better off being hunted down by them…been telling yall for years they speak openly of their inbred hatred for Black people in Barbados, among themselves, while knowing without your existence their evil, racist asses would starve to death and have to run off to the bigger countries to work on farms…..instead of robbing Black people generationally to pretend they are millionaires with their uppity, arrogant pretend selves.

    but that is what your black faces promoted and elevated in your lives, so blame and punish them too.

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  • wuh if Black John could get on BU pretending for years how white he was, while knowing that he’s not….being a racist as*hole and unashamedly showing his hatred…although many local white, indians, syrians etc are ALSO INVOLVED in stealing his grandfather’s/mother’s large estate….imagine what the other lowlifes do and say…

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  • William …you are right, something must be done, the first thing would be to stop spending your money with minorities in Barbados and if the black governments refuse to stop allowing them to rob the treasury and pension fund,still continue to keep them elevated to 1st class citizens….continue KICKING THEM ALL OUT OF THE PARLIAMENT UNTIL THEY MAKE THE CHANGES…don’t let them develp any roots…it’s the only way outside of revolution and the people are too docile for that…..

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  • Hmmmmm,

    I suggest you read my comment again. You expressed your opinion and I expressed mine. There was no insult or name calling in my comment. You came back with a nasty “those who went to school with white people”.

    But yeah, I do attack individuals who are obvious yardfowls and racists.

    So do you!

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  • And by the way, calling my name would have been better than the snide “those who went to school with white people”.

    You know that. Everybody does.

    Now…enough of you for the day!

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  • You’re still on about that……. and with two more comments?

    As Bajans would say, ‘you like you is uh real MISERABLE woman, yuh?’

    Hahahahahahahahahaha……..

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  • @ Mr. Skinner

    My examples were never meant to denigrate an entire race, but to express my experiences. And, obviously, those examples are not characteristic of ALL Black people.

    However, as it relates to your October 26, 2020 8:25 AM, contribution, I prefer to look the situations you outlined therein from a different perspective.

    RE: “I could not imagine that today WE are now rallying against Maloney and the Williams brothers.”

    Please note, I won’t conclude your use of the word ‘WE’ was meant as a generalisation for ALL Black people or to denigrate an entire race.

    RE: “can’t believe that banks still discriminate against blacks.”

    So I’ve been told. But rather than ‘nag’ or complain about it, I joined a Credit Union…… and would encourage people to withdraw their money from the banks….. and do likewise. I remember a few years ago, Republic Bank in SVG announced their decision to reduce interest rates of savings. The next morning, Vincentians formed long queues outside the bank waiting to withdraw their funds.

    I couldn’t care less if “some white owned night clubs still register as private members clubs to keep out black people.” That has been happening for years. I’ve heard of the ‘Yacht Club.’ But, rather than complaining, we should be discussing these occurrences with our parliamentary representatives to advocate for change on our behalf.
    I often wonder why would we want to patronize night clubs such as ‘Harbour Lights,’ when for years we enjoyed ourselves socialising at the ‘Liberty,’ ‘Pleasure Seekers’ and ‘Millie’s Hideaway?’

    What’s your opinion on Black hotel security guards that discriminate against Black guess and patrons?

    RE: “can’t believe that a white Bajan columnist who writes so beautifully that Blacks were happier when we were controlled by the plantocracy…..”

    If the “white Bajan columnist” you’re referring to is Richard Hoad, I DON’T READ his columns……. and so too should people of my colour. Remember, the power is in our hands. The best way to send a STRONG MESSAGE to Hoad, Nation News and OCM Network that we’re upset by his comments, is to STOP buying the ‘Weekend Nation’ and withhold our advertisements in the classified ads and obituaries.

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  • Another sexist term used to shut up women when they stand up to men.

    I have heard them all. Does not work with me. Never has.

    Especially since by your own standard of two more comments, you too would qualify as a MISERABLE WOMAN. I have watched you go on for ages.

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  • Hahahahahahahaha!

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  • Glad to see the shitty little criminal racists in the Caribbean NOW KNOW THAT THEY ARE ALL BEING WATCHED.. and told what time it is by human rights organization…

    low class nobodies…

    “Hon. Christopher Jones, M.P- Chief Whip
    e1tSmS1poneshored ·
    BREAKING NEWS: Inter-American Human Rights Commission has written to Guyana’s defacto President Irfaan Ali informing him the PPP government’s shooting of women and children at Success and flooding the lands and homes of squatters at Success is a violation of international law. Ali was given 5 days to respond to the charge. The PPP is only in government for four months and have brought dishonor to Guyana. I want to put the Police officers and Guysuco personnel who committed this atrocity on notice that they will be held accountable!
    Source: Rickford Burke”

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  • Hmmmmmmm………ironically, someone, I believe it was Quaker John, ‘said’ you’re a MAN.

    Your turn.

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  • Listen to this joker AG on blp platform talking about crime

    SMH

    Fit for SNL

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  • David who come this video cannot be posted here

    Anyhow the AG put his foot in his mouth trying to explain the death of the 20yr old
    First he told the audience all kind of reason the boy was a criminal with explanations of circumstances about his youth
    Then as if to correct his rantings
    He throws his hands in the air and says he doesnt know if the boy was a criminal

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  • The blp mass meetings should be dubbed “Ready for prime time
    SNL
    So much drama last night Santia had the audience spell bound with her asinine comments about her being Pedigree
    Now social platforms are making laughing sport of her pictures and all next to pedigree dog

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  • Pedigree
    Wuhloss

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  • David i notice yuh teking your orders seriuosly
    Any how other social media platforms are not so generous where the truth is not hidden

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  • @Artax October 26, 2020 5:28 AM “@ Cuhdear Bajan Do people ‘join a meeting’ to assist other people, or is a method of saving money to assist themselves?

    In practice and by custom both.

    As for Hal who calls his people/our people nasty names, we the gardeners Donna and I and maybe some of the others frequently try to correct Hal.

    But alas. He may be beyond earthly redemption.

    I am not disputing your experiences in business.

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  • @Artax “those who went to school with white people”.

    Nah. I didn’t go to school with white people. In my rural elementary and secondary schools and at the Barbados Community College I recall 2 white children, and neither of them was ever in my class, so “no” I don’t know them. In my first, second and third jobs my supervisors were black people. Really good people. Still in touch with some of them 50 years later. In all my life I have had 2 really nasty supervisors, one a white man and one a black woman.

    All of the black men were wonderful.

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  • @ Artax
    Apparently you ae asking me to Retreat and surrender to blatant racism in my own country. It’s not an option. Rather than enforce the laws against racism and closing down such joints; we must go elsewhere ? I guess enjoying an evening in a night club , on the beach, should be reserved for bajan whites and tourists;
    Black security guards don’t own the hotels, They are given instructions. White gigolos are allowed into the rooms not Black gigolos.
    Are you suggesting that I must put all my investments in one basket because the banks engage in racism against Black business people. So,are you saying that the credit unions only have Black customers because you don’t see white people at credit unuion meetings.. Dont you know that whites never went into to N E Wilson to shop but sent their servants to buy their clothes there? Once more you are telling me to accept racism against our people.
    Then you say we must stop reading Hoad and the week end Nation. Well, in one breath you tell me to support black business and then you tell me to allow one white writer to stop me from supporting perhaps the moist successful Black enterprise since independence.
    My Brother, you ask me to Retreat. I am now beyond my youth but for me the only time I Retreat is to Re-Arm and Re-Attack. Back in the day we called it the three Rs. They are more relevant today than they were fifty years ago.
    BTW , I have enjoyed myself at; Pleasure Seekers, Tradewinds, Edmonton, a club in Black Rock , the name was Liberty and there was one in Jackson, the name espaes at this moment.I think it was the Rio in Jackson, Millies, Gasbros next to Harbour Lights; Castros in Nelson Street, Bel Air Every- single one of them.I even assisted friends in the bar who kept dances all over de place. But I’ll be damned if as a Bajan anybody telling me where the hell I must go, to enjoy myself, in order to please the white people.
    However, I always enjoy our discussions. I know we reading from the same book but all pages must be read. Racism is rampant in Bim and that’s the truth and it must be exposed and rooted out.
    Peace.

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  • @ Mr. Skinner

    Firstly, based on your repsonses, it’s clearly evident you DID NOT read my contribution in its entirety. If you had, then, surely you would’ve seen my comment re:

    Artax October 26, 2020 11:02 AM #: “But, rather than COMPLAINING, we should be DISCUSSING THESE OCCURRENCES with our parliamentary representatives to ADVOCATE for CHANGE on our behalf.”

    Please explain to me how the above comment is “asking (you) to Retreat and surrender to blatant racism or accept it in (your) own country?”

    Secondly, if you don’t understand what I write, perhaps it would be better if you asked for clarification, rather than attribute comments to me I did not make, and then responding accordingly. This is not the first time you’ve misinterpreted my comments. It probably has something to do with my writing style.

    For example, how on earth could you interpret my suggestion for people to save with Credit Unions to means I’m implying “credit unions only have Black customers because (I) don’t see white people at credit union meetings?” Surely you are insulting my intelligence.

    The Nation maybe “perhaps the most successful Black enterprise since Independence.” But, I’ll remind you, the company and StarCom Network are NOW OWNED by the Trinidadian company, One Caribbean Media Ltd. (OCM). Are you asking me to support the Nation based on nostalgia?

    However, our positions on issues seem to vary according to the situation. I can’t remember hearing the Nation is “perhaps the most successful Black enterprise since Independence,’ when political operatives and special interest groups were calling for Barbadians not to support the newspaper, because it is viewed as being pro BLP.

    Yes, Mr. Skinner, I agree we may be reading from the same book. However, your remaining nostalgic about the good old days, may have led you to keep that book’s first edition. Times have changed. Maybe the pages I’m not reading aren’t to be found in the revised edition.

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  • @ Artax
    Ok. Let’s agree that I may be guilty of misinterpreting your positions. I don’t think you can seriously believe that I would want to insult your intelligence.
    You said: “ However, our positions on issues seem to vary according to the situation. I can’t remember hearing the Nation is “perhaps the most successful Black enterprise since Independence,’ when political operatives and special interest groups were calling for Barbadians not to support the newspaper, because it is viewed as being pro BLP.”
    So are you saying because the nation is thought to support the BLP or because it was bought can’t be considered in the manner I suggested? Do you know how many shares are owned by Black Barbadians in OCM ?

    When I said Retreat , it was not meant these matters should not be brought to the attention of the powers that be.
    I meant you were suggesting that we should consider going elsewhere in relation to entertainment etc.
    Yes Sir we have indeed come a long way: black people working for less than $300 per week; hundreds of black children can’t participate in online learning- no tablets; 2020 we still talking about pit toilets; everyday in rural Barbados water shortages; oh we own the majority of car dealerships; every morning I look in the paper and see white people getting fired or living in dilapidated housing; I am told about poor white children eating non nourishing foods; white people waiting for three years to get medical procedures.
    Yes Sir , people like me still living in nostalgia.
    The struggle continues and @ WARU hits the nail on the head all the time.
    A lot of Black Americans thought their struggle was over until recently.
    Be careful, my Brother. The race is far from won. There are many living in really worst poverty now than some of us did 60 years ago in our society and Bim is still full of racism.
    Peace .

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  • Lame! Demented John Knox, your new best friend, actually couldn’t decide. Man, woman or some combination of the two ….whatever.

    I leave the two of you to waste time figuring it out.

    I have no problem with gender including transgender. So… any insult pertaining to that is like water off the ducks back.

    As I have said before, not one of you so -called men can shame me into your gender box or any other box for that matter.

    Now….back to my garden. I am a novice but so many people have already complimented my work. My neighbour passed by this morning, called me Donna darling and told me to keep it up.

    Plenty of showers last night and early this morning and everything is wonderfully green. Flowers of red, yellow, pink and white in my front yard and back yard. Beautiful butterflies, honey bees and various birds, including a hummingbird in my space.

    And to top it all off one brilliant rainbow!

    Tell John to put that in the sex analyser.

    I gone to spray my sweet pepper plants with neem.

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  • Guns bound for Barbados seized by Cincinnati Customs

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati found three handguns and seven ammunition magazines after opening a shipment labeled as automotive parts

    The officers became suspicious when an X-ray on October 16 revealed abnormalities in the shipment, according to a CBP press release.

    There were auto parts in the shipment in addition to guns with the serial numbers filed off and the magazines, CBP said.

    CBP said no ammunition was found in the shipment, which came from a resident of North Carolina and was bound for an individual in Barbados.

    “Our officers are very familiar with the many ways smugglers try to evade inspection,” Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said in the release.

    “A concern is that these parcels were mis-manifested, which is a tactic smugglers use when a shipment is going to be used for nefarious activities.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/10/27/guns-bound-for-barbados-seized-by-cincinnati-customs/

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  • JAMAICA AND BARBADOS MORE IN COMMON THAN WHAT MOST THINK.

    A MUST WATCH VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON IN BIM IN 2020.

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