Rawdon Adams Sighting in SGN

The blogmaster must admit that following the platforms of ALL political parties campaigning in the St. George by-election has been a slog. In Bajan parlance- boring is shyte.

The highlights- negative for the BLP (time will tell)- of the campaign have been 79 year old Delisle Bradshaw’s statement ‘any idiot can play cricket’ and the questioning of Gline Clarke’s dual citizenship. A press report in today’s Nation confirmed that Clarke always intended to renounce Canadian citizenship. One is left to speculate why BLP political strategists allowed the issue to grow wings by not getting ahead of it

For the blogmaster the appearance of Rawdon Adams on the SGN campaign trail makes for interesting rumshop discussion. Minister Santia Bradshaw (daughter of Delisle Bradshaw) reference to pedigree has set political tongues wagging with cries of elitism. What is it about the Bradshaws!

It is no secret the blogmaster has a lot of time for Senator Adams. His unflappable style, obvious intelligence, exposure to the outside and yes ‘pedigree’ and heritage equips him to be as good as or better than any other candidate. His entry to local politics would in the opinion of the blogmaster add value to the political landscape of Barbados. The obvious conclusions being made by onlookers is that he will be declared a candidate coming soon. Others suggest it is a case of Adams answering a call by Mottley for ALL Bees to swarm SGN.

#sodabixpolitics

For those who missed Adam’s presentation forward to 2hrs 40m of the YouTube video.

Public Meeting in Taitt Hill, St. George (Oct. 25)

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  • Clarke to give up Canadian citizenship
    FORMER Member of Parliament for St George North, Gline Clarke, will be renouncing his Canadian citizenship before he takes up the post of Barbados’ High Commission to that North American country.
    This disclosure was made yesterday by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who is accusing the Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) of trying to make a mountain out of a molehill on a matter that was decided months ago.
    She was referring to comments made last week by PdP member and Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn, who pointed out that Clarke’s dual citizenship prohibited him from getting the post in Ottawa.
    However, speaking to the media after the nomination of Barbados Labour Party candidate for St George North, Toni Moore, Mottley said it was an issue that had been settled months ago. “This Sodabix politics of irrelevance that is coming out of the opposition parties, this notion of Gline having dual citizenship, is rubbish. The first time I had a conversation with Gline Clarke, even before he decided to accept the job and retire, he pointed out that he already held Canadian citizenship. We discussed then that he would have to give that up in order to take the job,” she said.
    Franklyn had charged that Mottley had the dual citizenship holder and the people of Barbados tied up.
    “She proposed to make him High Commissioner and didn’t tell the . . . man that he cannot be the High Commissioner to Canada because you cannot be a High Commissioner to your own country. Gline Clarke is a citizen of Canada,” he said.
    “As a High Commissioner from Barbados, you are not subject to the laws of that country, but if you’re a citizen of that country, you’re subject to the laws . . . . He can’t go unless he relinquishes his citizenship,” he added.
    However, Mottley fired back, accusing the PdP of grasping at straws, thereby watering down Barbados’ brand of politics while distracting from serious issues. She argued that with the gravity of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Barbados’ economy, now was the time for politicians to elevate the country’s discourse on serious issues.
    “You have persons trying to elevate distractions to give newspapers front page stories. It
    is an irrelevant consideration. We want to hear talk about how we can position ourselves to get as many people working again. We should be discussing how we can position ourselves to recover from the economic circumstances and to consider where we would have been had we not restructured our debt.
    “These things can only happen by focusing on serious issues. I am begging, the people of Barbados demand more and require more at this stage,” she stressed. (CLM)

    Source: Nation

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  • Estwick quits post at Transport Authority
    THE BARBADOS TRANSPORT AUTHORITY and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) seem to be in turmoil.
    Four months after new Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, Ian Gooding-Edghill, took oversight of both entities, two board members from the Transport Authority have tendered their resignations and there are indications that more may follow.
    Reports reaching the DAILY NATION revealed that chairman Ian Estwick and board member Stephen Williams have both resigned from the Transport Authority.
    When contacted yesterday and asked if he had indeed resigned, Estwick, who implemented many progressive changes at the Transport Authority, replied “yes”.
    However, he did not indicate why.
    It is understood that he submitted his resignation on Friday while Williams resigned on Saturday.
    Sources revealed that members of the board were frustrated following several attempts to have a meeting with Gooding-Edghill after he took over the portfolio.
    One source said Estwick wrote to the minister several times requesting a meeting but no response had been forthcoming.
    The source said more resignations could follow not only from that state entity, but also from the BWA.
    It is understood that a major investigation is under way at the BWA involving a temporary female employee, and several disparaging and vile voice notes which have been circulating both inside and outside the Pine, St Michael headquarters of the statutory corporation about senior members of staff.
    Sources revealed that the employee at the centre of the dispute had been previously terminated but was brought back in August on the orders of a senior Government official.
    Staff are said to be so uneasy that they are planning to walk off the job if the matter involving the circulation of the voice notes was not dealt with as a matter of urgency.
    When reached yesterday evening, Gooding-Edghill said he was not aware of any of the two situations since he had been in a meeting during the day. (MB)

    Source: Nation

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  • Nothing sketchy about Press reveal, says AG
    ATTORNEY GENERAL DALE MARSHALL says there was not anything untoward about the media receiving a copy of the court document showing leader of Solutions Barbados Grenville Phillips II’s application for a judicial review of the process in which Bishop Joseph Atherley was appointed Opposition leader.
    After the nomination process for the St George North by-election at the Valley Resource Centre, The Glebe, yesterday, Phillips questioned how the story made the last SUNDAY SUN.
    “They leaked it to the
    NATION because on the front page of the SUNDAY SUN there was [a picture of] the copy that I delivered. It didn’t fall of any truck; I handdelivered it to the Attorney General’s Office and they stamped it. The only ones that have copies are the AG’s office and me,” he said.
    Phillips queried the timing, saying the story appeared the day before Nomination Day. He urged the media to question Marshall if he had leaked the document and why, when it was filed in July.
    In response, Marshall said the document was public and urged Phillips to make himself aware of the process.
    “I understand Mr Phillips is suggesting there was mischief afoot regarding that document which was served to my office, like if there is something wicked with the Press seeing it. That is not so.
    “Basically, any civil suit in Barbados is public, so those documents filed in the High Court are in the public registry and any member of the public, including him, can ask to have a certified copy of them,” he said.
    Marshall said Phillips was treating the issue like a major scandal, but it made no sense to keep it a secret.
    “It would be pointless not to give the Press a copy simply because it is already available at the registry, so to make a big deal about it is absurd. Justice that is not done in the glare of day and is concealed is not justice at all. If he wanted to keep secrets, he should not have filed it in the court at all,” he said.
    In the story, Marshall was quoted as saying Phillips was “definitely” suing Government but Phillips said he was
    not suing anyone, simply seeking clarification. (CA)

    Source: Nation

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    When it is all said and done the BEST CANDIDATE for SGN may not be elected.

    GRAVILLE PHILLIPS II may find himself on the outside looking in. NOT THAT HE IS NOT THE BEST CANDIDATE.

    We don’t always choose the best candidate.

    Remember BARRABAS?????? Pontius Pilate freed him at the Passover feast in Jerusalem, He .was chosen by an over whelming MAJORITY of the people. A decision which was regretted up until today.

    Just remember that.

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  • We must celebrate unflappable intelligence, especially if it is backed with an MSc in something called political sociology from the LSE, and experience in the UK Treasury and a bit of crypto-currency expertise.
    Wow! A future prime minister.

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  • David,

    quote] It is no secret the blogmaster has a lot of time for Senator Adams. His unflappable style, obvious intelligence, exposure to the outside and yes ‘pedigree’ and heritage equips him to be as good as or better than any other candidate. His entry to local politics would in the opinion of the blogmaster add value to the political landscape of Barbados. The obvious conclusions being made by onlookers is that he will be declared a candidate coming soon. Others suggest it is a case of Adams answering a call by Mottley for ALL Bees to swarm SGN.[quote

    this is the highest grade of codswallop i have read in a while. a certain set of bajans like to be fooled and will be fooled. “exposure to the outside”? that is shitted upon everyday on this blog sometimes with a “steeeups” too.

    i am v disappointed by above quote. we deserve whatever we get.

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  • @Greene

    No surprise from you.

    Next.

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  • On the Moore/Glyne affairs, why is it that after matters are discussed to death that we then hear “That is a nothing burger, he or she resigned/planned to give up citizenship days/month ago”.

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  • This should not be seen as an attack but a true statement delivered in an unflattering manner.

    The blogmaster has a strong penchant for ass licking. He is easily swayed by a person’s education, title or political connections.

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  • @Greene

    The blogmaster was going to blog about the DLP’s platform re why the hell is Verla inviting Sealy, Boyce, Lashley, Sylvan et al on Floyd’s platform?

    #madness

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  • @David,

    it is nonsense to be proposing legacy candidates. that you are not surprised is no revelation to me. again i am v disappointed that some bajans are afflicted by this disease. pray tell, what is it about Adam that you are so ready to anoint him? pedigree and heritage? in this day and age? what tripe?

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  • @Greene

    Legacy is the only characteristic the blogmaster listed? By the way, is Rawdon a candidate? Also why should legacy be held against Rawdon if he is preferred at the polls? You job will be for the DLP to beat his ass if he runs.

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  • like i said there are a certain set of bajans who go in for this legacy, pedigree, heritage crap. if Adams runs in St Thomas he will be overwhelmingly elected but that doesnt mean it makes sense. people vote against their best interest consistently for a number of reasons beyond me to understand.

    if you are care to, maybe you can explain what this means- “His unflappable style, obvious intelligence, exposure to the outside and yes ‘pedigree’ and heritage equips him to be as good as or better than any other candidate.”

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  • @ Greene

    Here is a manifesto for elitism, opportunity, privilege, the old family connections, call it what you like. Can you now see why ordinary working class children are kept out of the commanding heights of the nation? Why those who cheat their way in to Harrison College and why it is a nursery for the ruling class? Do you now understand why we have never in our history had an inheritance or death tax?
    When I say Barbados is a failed state some protest; it is still a slave plantation and the new plantation owners and drivers are fellow blacks, only of a higher breeding.
    Have you seen the nonsense of the president condemning the DLP for not playing war games with her with some silly TV debate, and she has brought in the name of Barrow to justify her crybaby antics.
    They should tell her to get out in St George North and bring Rawdon the MSc in political sociology, to tell people in St George that we are all in this together, that he feels the pain of a family eating from day to day.
    The DLP should tell them to bring it on; if people in St George are so blind that they believe they are on the same side as Rawdon the sociologist, they are sillier than can be imagined.
    By the way, has he got a Barbadian, UK and French passport? Is he really one of us? Breeding is no proof of cultural identity.

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  • What is this ”political pedigree”” We about all of a sudden???

    These people appear to be “”entitled””. people, what ”political pedigree” did ERROL BARROW HAVE, GEORGE FURGUSSION HAVE , WYNTER CRAWFORD HAVE, ERMA BOURNE HAVE???

    These modern day ”political pedigree people” are screaming out, ”you must vote for us , you have no choice””. This is something unfortunately started by MAM. During the General Elections she said that she had “political pedigree”. The first time I heard that term used. They believe it is their right to support the 3% of our population. And give the crumbs to their race who form 97% of the population.

    Now the blog master using it with great relish.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    It is ALL OVER NOW.

    You can only vote for “political pedigree” candidates from the BARBADOS LABOUR LABOUR. Those who would faithfully serve the 3% of the population..

    We are really going backward under the BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY. The more time passes the more we revert to SLAVERY DAYS..

    What next?????

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  • @Hal,

    Adams and his brother used to catch the school bus from the fairchild street bus terminal to go home to Walkers Heights in St George where they lived. to that extent they have some idea how ordinary people lived. beyond that i doubt.

    i will tell you this. i worked in a certain government department for a bit before i left Bim. what we did because of Tom’s gambling and other issues left a bad taste in my mouth. coupled that with what my Dad told me about other issues are what soured me to the BLP. in addition a cawmerian had reason to tell Tom something at the Hilton Hotel. and Tom told him that he would never work in Bim again and he never did. so i would like to understand this legacy and pedigree BS that David spouting

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  • @ Greene

    Taking the same bus as huskers and other poor students does not mean they shared the pain of poverty. As Prince Harry recently said, he did not understand racism until his marriage.
    Same with the LSE sociologist, by taking a bus does not mean he knows or understands the pain of poverty. I am embarrassed that we share the same passport, farless anything else.
    What is political legacy in a meritocracy? The servant always talks about how wonderful the master of the house is? That is why we have had field slaves, and house slaves. They see two different sides of the master.
    However, I am never surprised about the politics of BU and its chairman.

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  • David

    It appears that this writer has sparked a bit of a fire storm.

    Tom Adams was arguably a better politician than his father. Indeed, he might have been the best Bajan politician, by far.

    But there is never any certainty that Rawdon Adams will have the same or better political instincts as/than his father.

    This is amongst the new and emerging issues our country will more and more have to deal with in coming years, posed by this generation of the Adams family or the next. Or any other political tribe.

    Rawdon Adams has so far seemed disinclined to enter the fray, maybe the political bug has now bitten.

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  • @Pacha

    Yes, a story that has emerged and must be vented on BU’s pages. Rawdon can do no worse to compare with many MPs today.

    @Greene

    What the blogmaster wrote stands on its own, it needs no clarification. Watch his delivery portrayed on the YouTube vid posted. The ingredients are there, all of us are opinining and hypothesizing. NOBODY can speak with certainty what a finished product Rawdon may turn out to be. It does not prevent others, including you, from being certain of the outcome in the mould of a Nostradamus.

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  • @Greene

    A reminder you missed this question posted at 7:05AM.

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  • “Rawdon can do no worse to compare with many MPs today. ”

    from what little i know of probability and commonsense, yes he can.

    to your other points. we seem enamoured by a well put together speech and a fluent speaking style. but ultimately we must- judge a person not by words, but by deeds

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  • @Greene

    You are not colliding with the simple point that yours is just an opinion like others on the blog.

    Now answer the question.

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  • But yet the Gline story isnt closed
    As a minister the question has arisen to his legality of having dual citizens whereby the Constitution of barbados gives a resounding No
    Since Kemar can be held into account for illegalities in breaking the law
    So can the same measurement of law be applied to Gline who sat in the House of Parliament during a period of time he attained dual citizenship
    Hope on the campaign trail this issue would take a foot hold as a reminder that the blp takes their pedigree status beyond and above abiding by the law

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  • @David,

    if you are referring to the bit about Richard Sealy etc.. i didnt miss it i preferred to focus on the Adams nonsense. why not see what Adams has to offer before anointing him?

    to the other point. i am on record as saying that from the last DLP government i only have time for Richard Sealy and Stephen Lashley in front line politics . the others can serve in the periphery.

    it seems to me that Verla must be getting some traction in this regard to continue along the lines of using them. good for her. the DLP is doing the right thing. fighting this battle in their own way- grass roots. that is where the DLP must return. let MAM gripe all she wants.

    i was in contact with some of my overseas peeps in the SGN area. they are voting for Floyd

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  • The blogmaster is bold to ask how come ‘big mout’ lawyers like Guyson Mayers and Verla De Peiza did not know of Kemar’s indiscretion which occurred in 2008, however, they allowed him to run for GS of the party at mid term government? They must have known the case would have been scheduled at some point- Barbados is a small place.

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  • This is a brilliant move by the Blogmaster. Instructed perhaps from on high or his expressed interest in young Adams, he has decided to “ feel out” the BU readers.
    I will be very honest; for a first time campaign/ platform speech, the man did pretty well.
    However, at this stage I don’t see anything near his famous political DNA.
    That being said , @ Hal and @ Greene are absolutely correct. He will be anointed as the chosen one.
    The more we change the more we remain the same.
    As for Grenville. He has never won a seat, is in the midst of an election and he wastes no time in declaring this is his final contest. And I’m here asking myself suppose he wins.
    Things get curiouser and curiouser.

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  • @Greene

    You chose to ignore the more substantive issue that affects the party you support? The Rawdon blog is a side topic for the moment. The truth is like the DLP running from the debate you are running from the fact old faces the electorate rejected less that 3 years ago have appeared on a platform LOL.

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  • @David

    i have re read the piece and i am yet to understand or put into context this bit- “His unflappable style, obvious intelligence, exposure to the outside and yes ‘pedigree’ and heritage equips him to be as good as or better than any other candidate.”

    yes that it is an opinion and yes we all have one. but that ought to be explained further

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  • @ William

    Public speaking is an art, which can be taught. It is not a legacy. I did not find it exceptional Just a speech by an intelligent man, even if one whose credentials are exaggerated.

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  • @William

    This blog was inspired by a question from Pacha yesterday. The blogmaster has not hidden our respect for Rawdon over the years. This is recorded on BU’s pages. Unlike some here the blogmaster is never afraid to share his opinion. It defines what a blogmaster is suppose to be.

    #capiche?

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  • It is no secret the blogmaster has a lot of time for Senator Adams. His unflappable style, obvious intelligence, exposure to the outside and yes ‘pedigree’ and heritage equips him to be as good as or better than any other candidate
    +++++++++++++
    Wow!!! Just WOW!

    I agree with Greene’s criticism of that statement, what has Rawdon done to merit such praise? Ah mean in a 30 man cabinet Mia didn’t even appoint him as dog catcher and she had Rowe as a Parliamentary secretary.

    I don’t follow debates in the Senate but if he stood out it is news to me, his appearance on this political platform is probably a dry run for the “legacy” seat.

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  • @Sargeant

    The blogmaster unlike you have been following his speeches and his travails to date and is entitled to an opinion.

    #atease

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  • David

    We have listened to Rawdon Adams and are not at all impressed. For a man who supposedly has international exposure we are surprised how given he seems to be to glaze over the signal failure of the government. He seems irrational, at least in part. He certainly is not like his father. He is certainly no Tom Adams.

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  • @Pacha

    You are intelligent to appreciate that the true test and qualities of a person will emerge given the situation. Rawdon has done enough to show that he is in the race. Can he win the race is left to be seen. The point is that he should not be written off because he is Tom Adams son or Grantley Adams grandson.

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  • @David,

    i am well familiar with the use of rhetoric to sway people. it is not rocket science. it is based on psychology. people loved to be fooled and they like to be fooled by some one speechifying in sweet sounding words not sounding like them or telling them the hard truth. barristers do it all the time.

    i am beyond that. let see what Adams is about before we anoint him. i am one who is dead set against legacy candidates in any form. they must be special for me to change my mind about that. my ‘exposure to the outside” makes me v sceptical

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  • @Greene

    Agree with your comment. Liz Thompson referred to platform speaking as edutainment.

    By the way Mia if you watched her presentation on the same Youtube promised an ALL female platform next Sunday.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    Rawdon is no Tom. He is intelligent, but he lacks the passion which made his father an effective leader. Now that passion is itself a poisoned chalice, because it is the same characteristic that led to Tom’s worst behaviour, but it is impossible to effectively lead Bajans if you lack it. It is likely that the BLP will retire Cynthia Forde and offer Rawdon nomination in St. Thomas in 2022, but I’m not sure that such a move would be a good for Barbados or for Rawdon himself.

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  • David
    Maybe we hold Tom Adams in too high an esteem as a politician. Maybe!

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  • quote] By the way Mia if you watched her presentation on the same Youtube promised an ALL female platform next Sunday.[quote

    all female? biological or by practice?

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  • “What is it about the Bradshaws.”

    wannabes…the colonial agents, descendants of slaves CANNOT confront or reconcile with WHERE THEY CAME FROM….all the vote beggars elected BY THE PEOPLE have that nasty attitude and mentality…they wannabe something they are too lowcrawling to ever achieve..

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  • like i have said, i dont know why Bajans continue to be chuffed about Tom. it tells that you all didnt really know the man. the things we had to do in my govt department to compensate for his failings would grow heads. my dad had it worse where he worked.

    Bree St John was a different story. public and personal personas intrigued me from then

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  • Oh dear, I am about to commit a major sin, but was Tom Adams that good a speaker of politician? Is it not once more Plato’s Allegory?
    I have herd Enoch Powell, Tony Benn, Stokeley Carmichael, CLR James, et al and would not compare Tom Adams with them as a speaker. As a politician, the man was a failure.. But, then again, I did not live under him as prime minister.

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  • All ah telling them is that people ARE FED UP Enuff with the evil shite they do at the supreme court, they too love to violate the HUMAN RIGHTS of the elderly, IGNORE and DISMISS the human rights RATIFIED legislations to which they are signatory….people are PREPARED TO EXPOSE ALL OF THIS….so the judges at supreme court can continue their little parade…

    see the HYPOCRISY…these are the same lowlife lawyers who want to penalize people for speaking about their cases that are SABOTAGED by both them and judges….matters that are public knowledge, you can’t speak out when they use the supreme court to VIOLATE THE RIGHTS of vulnerable people, elderly, young etc…..but all of a sudden it’s PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE but ONLY in the midst of a by-election…

    “Mr Phillips needs to understand that in our system of justice, documents that are filed in litigation are public documents. So, any citizen of Barbados has the right to walk into the Supreme Court Registry and, except in family law matters, you are able to… request a copy of the documents. That is the nature of our High Court Registry because justice is something that flourishes in the light of day. So, it is not a question of leaking any document to the public or to the Press,” he added

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  • PLT
    Thanks for your comment. You have said what we wanted to. For some here are so wedded to ignorance they insert speaker for a politician to make a point more susceptible to their frame. We are talking about Tom v Rawdon as politicians not meagre speakers.

    And to bring people who are not from Barbados is just foolishness. A foolishness which constructively changes the nature of the point made.

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  • “These people appear to be “”entitled””. people, what ”political pedigree” did ERROL BARROW HAVE, GEORGE FURGUSSION HAVE , WYNTER CRAWFORD HAVE, ERMA BOURNE HAVE???”

    the pedigree of DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES…that they all KEEP RUNNING FROM…but to continue running and hiding from their past…they have to CONTINUE BEGGING THE DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES FOR VOTES……….😂🤣😂🤣

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  • @Pacha

    Tom was the consummate political animal.

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  • David
    And it was Barrow, himself, who said so. But historically, Crawford was our preference.

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  • How does public speaking define the all round ability of a political leader? Leaders often will emerge, often times it is the incumbent leader who demonstrates leadership by creating room for others to do their thing. In other words nobody commenting at this stage can be conclusive about whether Rawdon, if given the chance, will or will not be such a person.

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  • @Greene

    You are reminded of Michelle Obama’s famous quote.

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  • @Pacha

    Leaders for courses.

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  • @ David BU

    The only significant difference I see between Rawdon Adams and Mara Thompson contesting an election is, whereas Rawdon is former PM Adam’s son……. Mara is former PM Thompson’s wife.

    It was even being touted one of Thompson’s daughters was supposed to continue her father’s legacy in St. John.

    Or, are we trying to ‘say’ the DEMS choosing Mara was political strategy, while, if the BEES choose Rawdon, it’s because of pedigree and heritage?

    The intentions in both examples are the same…………ride on Thompson’s and Adams’ to popularity to win a seat at all costs. History shows it did not work with Mara, she was an abysmal failure.

    Why should anyone believe it would work with Rawdon, what makes him so special?

    BLP/DLP……… same political ideologies and philosophies.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Hal Austin October 27, 2020 9:18 AM
    Tom Adams was a brilliant orator. I have heard and seen recordings of CLR James, Tony Benn & Stokeley Carmichael… but it is misleading to compare a recording to a live performance. Tom’s talent as an orator was significantly to hold the audience in the palm of his hand, something that cannot be evaluated in a recording or transcript of a speech.

    To be an orator is an asset, bit it is not a qualification to be a good politician, far less a good leader. It is simply theatre: a performance… full of sound and fury signifying not a whole lot.

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  • @Artax

    You do a disservice to Rawdon by making the comparison to Mara.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @David October 27, 2020 8:57 AM
    “Liz Thompson referred to platform speaking as edutainment.”
    +++++++++++++
    Liz Thompson was wrong. In Barbados, political platform speeches are purely entertainment… there is zero educational value.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ PLT at 9:05 AM

    Back in the early 1970s, commenters said that Tom was no Grantley. By 1976 Election they were singing a different tune. Rawdon may be following a similar trajectory. These are early days yet. I am sure he is marching to the beat of his own drum,just like his fatherand grandfather before him.

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  • Tom Adams was a woman beater. He broke the hands of many women. I am wondering if his son will alk in his foot steps???

    Ask Cynthie.

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  • “there is zero educational value.”

    don’t know why anyone with a less than basic intellect would think anything any of politicians say sounds intelligent or even funny…that goes to show the level of lower intelligence who elect these clowns to the parliament to SELL THEM OUT…

    Tom was an enabler of RACISM, APARTHEID, oppression and exploitation …AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE who ELECTED HIM…why would anyone think his son would be any different…..yall are too DAMN DUMB for ya own good.

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  • @Vincent

    You are in a good position to comment on Adams’s role in the transition of the Barbados economy from almost 100% Agriculture to introducing services. It shows what is possible.

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  • “Tom Adams was a woman beater. He broke the hands of many women. ”

    another one of Tom’s many well known REPULSIVE ATTRIBUTES …woman beater, exploiter of Black women….ENEMY OF BLACK PEOPLE….who seem never to know who their real enemies are…

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  • I once worked in an office and a white co-worker, said in a conversation, in my ear shot , that Hitler was a great motivator and speaker.
    There is no real difference between a brilliant or powerful writer and a brilliant or powerful speaker, who uses that talent or gift to lie and be intellectually dishonest.
    V S Naipaul was hailed as the most brilliant writer ever. I have heard it argued on BBC that he was superior to Shakespeare . Ask any Trinidadian if he would welcome Naipaul in his home before Lord Baron.
    Now the current PM has been accused of being brilliant and she has been anointed a brilliant speaker as well.
    This morning I heard her say that BOSS, BERT and BEST were all created via discussion and the parties that refused to enter the debates she alone contrived, without prior consultation, should have used the opportunity to discuss policies that are already in the public domain.
    The debate apparently was not going to be about St. George North!
    The same PM talks about lifting the bar but just a few days ago, she said on a platform or intimated that Floyd Reifer would not be capable to perform adequately in Parliament because he can’t talk and would have to read his speeches. That is the same PM that says who we are and all we in this together.
    I guess Mencea Cox, Neville Boxill, Lloyd Smith and Deighton Mottley all knew about globalization; economics, global tourism and could pretend that they were world trade experts and could navigate international treaties .
    These days you need a pedigree or play football because any idiot can play cricket.
    Peace.

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  • David you get the 2020 year Award for distractions
    We have the AG prosecuting victims calling them criminals in political meeting
    We have Gline Clarke playing double duty illegally
    Now Adams and to quote one of your comments a person whose residency was oversee and cannot speak to the issues of barbados
    Meaning that is how you David have spoken about people giving their opinions and living overseas
    But not so for Adams whose pedigree family name gives him the right of privilege

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  • @David,

    you keeping talking about a disruption in the political landscape. what this romancing of Adams shows, is that you are really looking for a saviour. there are none. we created them. hero / saviour type characters are only manifestations of our hopes. once they hit the right chord, speak to our wedge issues, we see in them what we want to see not what is actually there. people must collectively save themselves if there is any to be had. we keep getting fooled

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  • @Greene

    What nonsense have you posted? BU recorded a political event, that of the son of Tom Adams, grandson of Grantley Adams appearing on a BLP platform. BU comments on political matters as they occur. You have taken the blogmaster’s comment that he has time for Rawdon as what again? Would you feel more comfortable if comment was made about Trump or Biden?

    Steuspe

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  • “There is no real difference between a brilliant or powerful writer and a brilliant or powerful speaker, who uses that talent or gift to lie and be intellectually dishonest.”

    that is what black fools like to hear…worlds away from reality, as long as it sounds sweet, it does not have to be true, then they complain that nothing changes…..the epitome of madness…listening to the same LIES AGREEING WITH IT, VOTING FOR IT AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS…

    NO RESPECT for BLACK WOMEN and that is ok with them too…..that is what the young are watching and learning, then they want to know WHY IT’S GETTING WORSE on the island, they are THE PROBLEM..even more so than the toxic evil lying deceitful politicians..

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  • @David,

    you not only penned an opinion about -” …yes ‘pedigree’ and heritage equips him to be as good as or better than any other candidate” you have failed to defend that statement especially the “pedigree” portion. that is so insulting and inappropriate on so many levels that there is only one conclusion to be drawn

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  • Here is where everything that has recently TURNED UPSIDE DOWN…will be righted, so it can all be TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP…

    many are not even paying attention to the fact that this is what the new generation WILL INHERIT, same repulsive racist exploitation…from nobody politicians…. that their more recent ancestors, great grandmothers, grandmothers, great and grandfathers, mothers and fathers were subjected to….how quickly everyone forgot what CXC is doing to THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN……IN REAL TIME….they don’t even care about their current and future generations..

    …it’s very clear those who are not forward thinking, don’t want anything to change as long as the politicians’ lies and deceit SOUND SWEET….yall are all parasites on the earth and will be eliminated, just like the mediocre trash yall love to listen to instead of removing them out of your lives… so that your future generations CAN PROSPER…

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  • @PLT

    Just for once, just once, if you have not heard people speaking just say so. I had no experience of Tom Adams as an orator and have said so. I have said a good speaker does not a good politician make.
    I mentioned some great speakers of their times (I could have said Barry Obama). There are good campaigners, and there are good Shakespearean actors, and there are good debaters. You may not believe it, but Boris Johnson is a good debater, that is why he was catapulted to the leadership of the Tory party.
    Tom studied PPE at Magdalen College, Oxford, at which the students union is a recognised training ground for politicians. Tom followed his father to Oxford, who no doubt would have told him of the importance of extra-curricula activities while at university. This alone necessitates comparing Tom with his contemporaries.
    He brought these skills back to Barbados and entranced people with them. One clever person even said we should not compare Tom with non-Barbadians, so Barbados is its own little universe. Plato’s Allegory again.
    You do not have to be a good speaker to be a good politician, nor should the children and grand children of good public speakers be given a free pass, unless you believe in eugenics.
    By the way, to talk of pedigree is by implication talking of dog-breeding. So maybe our politicians are proud to compare themselves to dogs.
    Barbadian public speakers speak with passion, hands like windmills, no notes, therefore repeating themselves and often saying things they cannot remember. The audience likes it, as part of our political culture.
    I do not like it and gesticulation has been controversial since Ancient Greece; it is not a new development. I prefer to look at policies, their development and their implementation. This is the real legacy of a politician.
    Nothing Tom did as prime minister was transformative (some idiot said that Tom’s rule from 1976 transformed the nation from agriculture to services. Sadly, the person making such a silly remark is not equipped to defend such a claim in a proper, polite discussion).
    We tend to exaggerate the qualities of our leaders and shield them from genuine criticism. As a leader, Tom is but a shadow of his father. Now that is the man whose leadership was transformative.
    Another man we tend not to celebrate as an outstanding politician, even though he was the spokesman fora the plantocracy, was ED Mottley. Tom does not fit in that pantheon.

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  • PLT
    Could you tell us some more about the dark side of Tom”s passion.

    More precisely, the forces which led to his early demise.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Some people are very allergic to the TRUTH.

    Especially if you talking about certain people. It matter not that you are SPEAKING THE VERIFIABLE TRUTH. In their opinion it must not be Told the people, they are stupid and must continue to believe the Rubbish being told to them.

    That is some people’s job.

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  • @ David
    Some standards at last ! I’m going to spend sometime reading Heather Cole’s columns prior to Elections 2018. I say no more. You are more than correct to not publish any such comments on that thread.
    Good job.

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  • @CARSON

    Amorality goes right to the heart of political corruption. The only difference is that instead of money, it is sex. A politician without a moral anchor is no good to anyone. If 35 years after his death we cannot discuss these issues, when can we?

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  • Tom called my father a black bitch and took his name off the promotions list. He put him in his black book instead.

    And then he died.

    My father is living still and rose beyond the point at which Tom temporarily stopped him. Owen tried to stop him and failed. Mia was very much in favour of Owen’s actions. The first man they sent to do the dirty work resigned and told my father why. The second man tried his best and failed. Time came when he did not want to live anymore and died in a most undignified way.

    Is that what passes for pedigree??

    P.S. i listened to the speech for a while and then I almost fell asleep. Not impressed.

    Steupse!

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  • Where is Piece the Prophet?Missing him.

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  • This is why BLACK PEOPLE are at the bottom of the Totem pole even they in the majority. Being ruled by the 3% of the Barbadian population.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    If you are not even a GOOD PERSON how can you be a Leader?????

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  • We have to ask, just as the YOUNG ARE ASKING…why are BLACK PEOPLE not concerned with the WELLBEING, SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL SECURITY of the young and UNBORN BLACK CHILDREN in Barbados, everyone knows that the dirty politicians are self-serving and only ASPIRE TO SELL THEM OUT…but we OWE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AN EXPLANATION…about why the SAME lowlife, no good, nobodies keep entering the parliament with the blessing of the same black people who KNOW THAT NONE OF THEM ARE WORTH ANYTHING OTHER THAN BEING SELLOUTS…

    Donna…racist, apartheid RACIALS, now racist Harbor Lights, aka harbor fights, is Tom’s legacy..at the height of hateful south africa apartheid he allowed the putrid minorities to open the place…after apartheid fell in south africa…they kept the racism apartheid going to this day in Barbados….the legacy of the black faces in the parliament…all of them enabled, condoned and helped the RACISTS ROB BLACK PEOPLE TO KEEP IT ALIVE…THEY STILL DO….and that is what is sounding sweet and literate to …..people are making us FEEL ASHAMED….that is why the education system in Barbados is being QUESTIONED IN MANY PLACES.

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  • I would not trust anyone closely aligned with the Syrian Cartel…

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  • The people ELECTED HITLER in a over whelming majority. Because he could talk SWEET. THEN WHAT HAPPENED????

    Was the world a better place place because of him????

    We better be careful with this sweet talking he or she know how to talk, ”pedigree politicians”. Pedigree is when you are talking about dogs.

    They are comparing themselves with DOGS.

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  • “By the way, to talk of pedigree is by implication talking of dog-breeding. So maybe our politicians are proud to compare themselves to dogs.”

    they have nothing else to compare themselves to…but unlike them…..DOGS ARE LOYAL..

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  • Mr. blogmaster I am detecting some bias in your reporting. I followed both parties online mass meetings and the BLP bring their old party members to speak, who some would have lots in their closets. Why can’t the DLP bring their party members to speak? If they have done criminal acts let the AG, bring charges against them and lock them up. In fact, the most demonized one is now on a committee set up by the PM, remember the house in Rolling Hills. You spoke on the ones who should not be on the platform but why not highlight two young persons who made their first platform political speeches, which were very well done in Courie Cox and Terian Reid. Political pedigree will not be tolerated by young bajans going forward.

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  • Detect what you want. Some of you comment on the blog and expect the blogmaster should not on a blog he runs.

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  • The BLP bringing old party members can be compared to those who were rejected in 2018 so emphatically by the electorate?

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    That is why the Barbados Labour Party behaving like WILD DOGS on the Platform. Just check out Bradshaw and recently his daughter. look how the Barbados Labour Party members are tearing down the DLP posters. The same thing they did in the 2018 Elections.

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  • Mr Blogmaster no one is disputing your right to your opinion but other persons also have a right to comment. What is a blog without bloggers? Yes, because so many persons were rejected in the past including the Right Honourable Errol Barrow in St.George.The BLP was rejected 24-3,The DLP only had 2 seats at one time and so rejection has been happening in Barbados politics for a long time.

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  • Who has prevented comments by others?

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  • @ David
    I lost my deposit in 1991 along with several other candidates of the NDP. Nobody won a seat- we were totally rejected. Are you telling me that I have no right to speak on a platform. Don’t you know that every one of the DLPs who lost their seats were elected by the people, in some cases more than once.
    You need to stop this biased nonsense. They went to the people and deservedly got their sorry asses licked. If they thief and there is evidence put them before the law courts and lock up or fine if necessary. Funny damn thing is that Donville got charge by US authorities and we can’t even get the ones who were on GEL’s yacht before the law courts.
    Gimme a frigging break .

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  • Tom Adams is dead. My father lives.

    I still laugh every time I remember it.

    They can huff and puff but don’t know how soon they will take their last breath.

    Can anybody find the black book????

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  • The DLPites out in full force

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  • CCC

    Hitler was never elected by any majority. You obviously know nothing of this history.

    Stop misleading the blog.

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  • @ William

    I am on record as saying I suspect BU is a front for a third party. Maybe for the president, Mr Jong and her political strategists. Take a cool look at the project – over ten years years in operation and chairman David has made it a full time job (ignore the nonsense about many Davids). There is no obvious source of income.
    It is free, which means that if you are not paying for data, then you are the data. Someone somewhere is milking our data on BU. I worked in an industry that has always been a front for spying – Kim Philby, Graham Greene, et al. and front magazines and newspapers).
    I believe that @David is monetising BU in someway; maybe he is being funded by some security organisation, Barbadian or international, who use the blog to keep track of radicals. I believe that is how he is paid. The Americans are not above such tricks.

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  • with that said Hal. adios lol

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  • RE CCC

    Hitler was never elected by any majority. You obviously know nothing of this history.
    Stop misleading the blog.
    HE HAS ALWAYS SOUGHT TO DO SO
    YEARS AGO THIS BIOCHEMISTRY ILLITERATE WANTED TO TEACH US HOW INEPT THE JAMAICANS WERE IN INVESTIGATING BOB WOLMER’S DEATH WHEN IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT WOLMER DIED FROM DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS

    HE WAS A DIABETIC & THE COACH IN A VERY EXCITING GAME => CATECHOLAMINE RELEASE AND INCREASED CARBOHYDRATE AND LIPID METABOLISM => EXCESS ACETYLCOA RELEASE WITH KETONE BODY FORMATION.
    2 HE HAD BEEN DRINKING ALCOHOL, WHICH IS METABOLIZED TO ACETYLCOA WITH KETONE BODY FORMATION.
    3 KETONE BODIES ARE ACIDIC. IN VERY HIGH CONCENTRATIONS THEY CAUSE A DECREASE IN THE OXYGEN CARRYING CAPACITY OF THE BLOOD WITH CONCOMITANT DEATH

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  • What staggering claims. Where is the “evidence” supporting these reckless charges from a demented mind?

    Your buddy has a blog too. Maybe he is both a radical on BU and a paid American agent on his blog.

    What a cunt halton austin has been so born?

    There was a time when he knew that you were an asshole. But how things change.

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  • It’s nauseating that they have to BEG BLACK PEOPLE FOR VOTES….so they can sell out, promote and elevate thieving whites and other minorities to 1st class citizen status…while the young people watch adults talk SHITE ABOUT HOW SWEET dirty politicians sound..

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  • @ Greene

    Don’t run away. I am sure you are not one who can be offensive anonymously and think you cannot be identified. One of the first things HR departments do is check social media before employing new workers.

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  • Everyone is a failure for the know-it-all from London. I detest the individual because all the egotistical hobbit does is berate Barbados and Barbadians day after day. Eveyrhing is always wrong in Bim. Only recently he was making a case about Jamaicans’ success in the UK in comparison with Bajans, based purely on absolute terms. Did he compare the number of deportees, prisoners and those with criminal records? According to the BBC, prior to 1971 about 57,000 Commonwealth nationals arrived in the UK with 15,000 Jamaicans, 13,000 Indians and 29,000 for all others Pakistanis, Kenyans, Bajans, Trinis etc. Jamaicans alone accounted for 26%. Go figure!
    On another note, isn’t Verla out of the Greaves “pedigree”?🤣🤣

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  • quote] It is no secret the blogmaster has a lot of time for Senator Adams. His unflappable style, obvious intelligence, exposure to the outside and yes ‘pedigree’ and heritage equips him to be as good as or better than any other candidate. His entry to local politics would in the opinion of the blogmaster add value to the political landscape of Barbados. The obvious conclusions being made by onlookers is that he will be declared a candidate coming soon. Others suggest it is a case of Adams answering a call by Mottley for ALL Bees to swarm SGN.[quote

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    NEVER CONFOUNDS ME THE AMOUNT OF SHITE I READ ON BU (BLP) BLOG.

    CAN SOMEONE TELL WHETHER RAWDON ADAMS HAS DONE ANYTHING REVOLUTIONARY IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS SINCE RETURNING TO BARBADOS OVER 2 YEARS AGO FROM ABROAD INCLUDING STARTING HIS OWN LOCAL BUSINESS AND HIRING MANY BAJANS?

    THIS MAN HAS BEEN A COLOSSAL FAILURE SINCE RETURNING TO BARBADOS HAVING PREVIOUSLY HEADED A FIRM WHICH STARTED INITIALLY PUSHING BITCOIN AND LATER TRYING TO PUSH MMONEY TO THE PUBLIC WHICH HASN’T SEEM TO TAKEN OFF.

    LAST WEEK I DID 3 BITCOIN ATM TRANSACTIONS AT 2 DIFFERENT BITCOIN MANUFACTURED ATMS WITH THE BITCOINS BEING SENT TO MY ONLINE BITCOIN WALLET AS I WAS MAKING PURCHASES TO SUPPLIERS WHO WANTED TO BE PAID EITHER BY CASH APP (SIMILAR APP TO MMONEY) OR BITCOIN.

    THIS DO NOTHING ADAMS AND HIS FORMER TEAM HAVE DONE ZERO TO ADVANCE BARBADOS EVEN IN THE FIELD HE IS PROFESSED TO BE GOOD AT. NO CREDIBLE APP HAS BEEN DEVELOPED OR EVEN BITCOIN ATMS ON THE ISLAND.

    WHAT A WASTE OF SPACE.

    NO WONDER THE 2 x 3 ISLAND IS STILL OPERATING AS IN THE 1970’s WHERE THE STATUS QUO, MEDIOCRITY ARE ACCEPTED AND BOTH FAVORITISM AND NEPOTISM IS THE NORM

    NOT HIGHLIGHTED BECAUSE OF ACTUAL VISUAL TANGIBLE PERFORMANCE WHICH IS WHY THE 2 x 3 ISLAND WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL AND BE DEEPER IN THE BOSOM OF THE IMF.

    WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE ISLAND WILL PERISH.

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