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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  • Halton Austin presented as knowing about national security matters yet he purports to out an American agent and what he says is a limited hangout.

    Death would be the penalty for that cunt if either were true.

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  • The new Jamaican digital bank has had a wonderful start. If you live in the UK and have not yet opened an account, do so soon. The great Caribbean success story in the UK.
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  • Pachamama
    Hal is a fraud and clown. A great cut and paste artist, who pretends to be an expert.

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  • @william

    Do not be a simpleton. The DLP is trying to win against the BLP, a party that decimated them at the polls less than 3 years ago. Why would a youthful first time candidate want Blackett chairing a meeting, the man whose sluttish behaviour at Stadium road is still top of mind, Boyce and Sealy who held their noses to swim in shitty sea water on the south coast etc etc etc. Apply context my dear man, if you have the capacity to do so.

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  • Enuff

    Yes. We think its pass time for sanctions to be taken.

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  • The blogmaster 99% of the time will ignore your buffoonery. Did you hold the same view in the period when Hartley Henry’s articles were carried weekly by BU? A period BU was labeled the mouthpiece of the DLP? Did you post to BU during the period when this blogmaster had to defend comments that were sympathetic of the late David Thompson before he was proved to be as corrupt as all the others? Go and watch your rugby please!

    https://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/2007/10/20/government-says-barbados-free-press-and-barbados-underground-blogs-are-set-up-by-thompsons-dlp/

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  • HAL is not a KOOL AID drinker. Misery loves company.

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  • @ Pacha
    I have never considered you or @ Hal in any derogatory form. I have often said you say the same things differently. You know the full history of the Mahogany Coconut Group better than most.
    In your own way you have offered some marketing ideas that are still under consideration. We appreciate that you used the secure channels to proffer such advice.
    I as a very young man was once interviewed by the police in Bim before I even left MHS about my views and involvement in the Black Power movement. I also know that @Hal was also involved in the movement and that while we may differ I would never think of him as you suggested. You have a way of using words to describe people who have different opinions from you. It’s the same way you describe Comrade Prescod as a “ scallywag”. My problem with you is that you probably have a better vocabularly than anybody on BU. You are also one of the best writers in or out of Barbados. I just feel you over do the vulgarity depending on your audience. And then try to describe elaborate disrespect as some cultural virtue.
    I have told @ Hal not to use abusive language but I have also read where people on this blog went so far as to berate him for the choice of his wife who is European. I don’t involve myself in such disrespect on either side.
    Recently I noted how @Donna was called names such as “ pea brain “ and “ not being the brightest bulb in the room”
    You and @Hal know quite well that we Black brothers were taught never to disrespect our sisters. You will note that I don’t reference my PM by any other title than the one she officially carries.
    So, let’s keep it real and respectful. I am not here to out anybody or cuss anybody. For the last few days, I have been involved on another thread with @ Artax. It has been a pleasure.
    I am an avowed Black Panther and I still carry their philosophy in my dealings with my brothers and sisters . We all get a bit harsh sometimes but we know ithere us a limit. Even my good buddy @ Lorenzo knows we don’t let the back and forth get out of hand.
    Peace.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    What was was said at the Stadium that was untrue as we are realizing now?????

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  • Why dont you go back to your facebook page? Always believing the worse. Always throwing shade at Barbados. Some of you lack the capacity to be constructively critical. Every blog you find a way to squeeze it into your narrow Rh agenda.

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    @ Hal Austin

    THEY DON’T LIKE PROGRESS OR REALITY.

    YOU ARE ALSO DOING SOMETHING RIGHT WHEN THEY SEEK TO MALIGN YOU AND CALL YOU A FRAUD.

    THEY WOULD RATHER SUPPORT BLP OR DLP AT ALL COST EVEN IF IT MEANS THE 2 x 3 ISLAND IS SINKING DEEPER IN QUICKSAND.

    THEY WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT A MAN BECAUSE OF WHO HIS GRANDFATHER OR FATHER WAS NOT BECAUSE OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO BIM.

    HOWEVER SOME PREFER TO WALLOW IN SHIT WHILST CALLING IT CHOCOLATE.

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  • Hal AustinOctober 27, 2020 1:26 PM

    Lol.. that is hilarious Hal. Not impossible, bit still hilarious. If is um Amurcans, all they getting, apart from Cotton Eye John, DR.The Mostest Honourable and Ecclesiastical GP and the equally hardcore Critical H’Analyser (as your 26,000 Jamaican countrymen would say), is that their leader is a madman.

    But you can be sure that they already know that.

    Not a lot of return for the buck is it?

    #StraightOuttaJenkins#

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  • What does ”narrow Rh agenda” mean????

    Is this a case of when you find a man is telling too much TRUTH that you prefer not to be told , and you cant defeat him , you reach into to to the SEWER to find words to use????

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  • DavidOctober 27, 2020 2:46 PM

    Quite right. Even if someone disagrees with your reference to political dynasty (I prefer that term to pedigree), there is absolutely no need to bring allegations of prior misdeeds into the discussion.

    The abusive terms above are totally out of order and I would commend the Speaker for correcting those members who have taken the interchange down that path. For shame!

    That is carrying the narrative into an irrelevant path. The question must be and must remain as to the younger Adams intentions and ability to contribute positively to change.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    You dont wat me on your blog, then I wont come on your Blog.

    In your opinion the people must always be like MUSHROOMS.

    ADIOS!!!!!

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  • @ William

    I do not use abusive language on BU, or in private life. It is just not my style. Sometimes I may be uncomplimentary, but never foulmouthed. On the few occasions I do at home my wife shouts me down.
    By the way, I also suggest you do not accept nonsense on BU as fact. None more so than when the chairman speaks. He mentioned Hartley Henry. The first time I heard the name was when Thompson died and he wrote of Thompson’s preference for Old Combermerians, then again when he joined the president. I do not know the man, nor do I have any interest in him.
    My views of Thompson have been expressed on BU on numerous occasions. I repeat: had he not died prematurely, I believe he would have been a good prime minister. My concern is why a British born man, of Guyanese heritage, with a St Lucian wife should become prime minister of Barbados.
    I have repeated this in the Gline Clarke discussion by raising the issue of people with multiple passports being members of our parliament.
    As to corruption, I presume he is talking about Clico, of which I have always said due process should take its course. Of course that is not what he wants to hear. Thompson died ten years ago, there must have been probate, which is a public record. We got Clico because of regulatory failure, and even now, 12 years after the global crisis, Clico is still an issue. We are incompetent.
    Foulmouthed aggression is a sign of weakness, of an inability to articulate an argument. That is why toddlers get so angry when they do not get their way.
    I just ignore the buffoons who stay on the sideline and throw verbal stones. Note they never put forward logical, coherent arguments, just nonsense from Google and a vain attempt to get cheap laughs. It is the Bajan Condition.

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  • You dont wat me on your blog, then I wont come on your Blog.

    In your opinion the people must always be like MUSHROOMS.

    ADIOS!!!!!

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    @ Carson Cadogan

    YOU CAN’T BE SO WEAK MINDED THAT YOU ALLOW SOME OF THESE LOWLIFE FOOLS TO MAKE YOU QUIT FROM EXPRESSING YOUR OPINION ON BU.

    2 x 3 BARBADOS NEED REAL CHANGE NOT MORE OF THE SAME.

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  • on a more constructive note the blogmaster notes that members of parliament are now practicing physical distancing as per national COVID-19 protocol. Those participating in debate will be allowed to vote electronically? If yes it is a pity such an arrangement was not on place to prevent the Lisa Cummins Integrity Bill saga.

    PS. Whether Lucille MOE?

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  • Hal Austin ”I have repeated this in the Gline Clarke discussion by raising the issue of people with multiple passports being members of our parliament.”

    I do not see an issue, because Barbados’s ties, in terms of human resources and social interchange, to the USA and Canada are actually now stronger than to the UK.

    Practically every Barbadian has family, whether immediate or cousin, in the USA or Canada, working legally as a citizen or resident.

    The reality is that the Barbados economy cannot support the volume of well educated and hardworking people that are generated. And those who are just educated to primary school and can get to the USA or Canada, work hard to stay there.

    I see little point in denying such links to Parliamentarians when the interlinks are so deep. In fact, it may actually be an asset. Barbados has always been interlinked to the larger world.

    While I agree that there is a Bajan Condition, that some escape by doing just that, leaving, as some on this blog have done, does not mean that the links with other countries are not valued.

    There is a problem of sociological development however, such that there should be money to go around, for many more to be better off than they are. This, R.Adams referred to in his speech, although I disagree with what he said , to an extent. I think that the middle class has borne a huge weight throughout history since independence and that much more could have been done for the less fortunate.

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  • Peace, mere sophistry.

    We hold a particular loathing for your brother, not ours. And there will never be any limits to that. Either imposed by you or anybody else.

    William Skinner you are a liar. That you denied ever telling this writer, many times, that Halton Austin is the equivalent of an asshole is indeed pitiful.

    Maybe this is why he is your brother. For we have clear proofs now that you are both liars. And you lie about things both large and small.

    Your dishonesty extends to a response which has nothing whatsoever to do with the substantive issue. But as the consummate marketer you have want to tell us about the Black Panthers and all. We don’t fall for that shite.

    A man who comes here with his demeanour, kicking Black ass, but answering to White people is another level of cultural deceit, and goes some way to the schizophrenia dedevilling Halton Austin. He needs a psychiatrist, not a blog.

    But Skinner, you have a blog, why don’t you and your brother go over there and prove to each other how bright or whatever each of you are. On your blog all your personal standards can be enforced. Emancipate us from your anachronistic Victorian foolishness

    This writer is never going to stop rassssoul cursing, under no set of cicumstances, and will never recognize your Janet Layne Clark BBC bullshit. Maybe, you should tell the people that you yourself are quite proficient in swearing. And to be cussing for all these years but come hear pretending that a slavish English standard is to be imposed will forever be rejected by us. Us, all the ancestors from whom this writer derives.

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  • @ Crusoe

    I think I know that Barbadians have relatives and friends in many countries, but what has that got to do with the idea that people with multiple passports should not be allowed to join our parliament?
    Maybe you do not agree, fine.

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  • Hal AustinOctober 27, 2020 3:57 PM

    Many think that your PM Boris Johnson gave up his US citizenship for tax reasons, not any other.

    Good for the goose?

    I referred to the background re families as you ask for reasoned discussion. I gave you background in also referring to the depth of those links.

    If you think that those links are not substantive enough to allow for the status quo, that is your view.

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  • “….they never put forward logical, coherent arguments, just nonsense from Google…”

    I repeat, a clown!

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  • @ Crusoe

    I have never claimed Boris as MY prime minister. I am not denying Barbadians have relations in North America and Europe. Nor am I saying they should not be allowed to work in or for Barbados.
    This is what I am saying: People who are citizens of other countries other than Barbados should, by law, be prohibited from sitting in our parliament.
    When talking about Barbados I do not go in for whataboutism.

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  • @enuff

    We see a favourite subject of yours is being debated in the lower house today? The rebirth of Bridgetown.

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  • …But Hal Austin has a point though.

    A blog is not expensive to set up and maintain . There is the domain name, hosting and maybe some premium WordPress themes, which could run a couple of hundred per year max. Commenters provide 99.9% of the content for free!

    But it does take a great deal of time to manage and monitor. All the posts, comments, security issues and routine maintenance for a blog of this size and popularity could almost make for a full time job.

    Is the #1 blog in Barbados (and one of the busiest websites on the island) being run for 13 years just as a hobby?

    I doubt it.

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  • Dullard

    Ok then. Since he has a point we will see if any of the Virginia farm boys will act.

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  • @Dullard

    It was too much to expect consecutive days of sensible comments?

    LOL

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  • & Pacha
    You are never going to get me to admit to your pure nonsense. You are calling people’s names because they cannot defend themselves.
    I would leave @ Hal to determine if he believes I would ever call him any derogatory name.
    As for Mahogany Coconut it is dedicated primarily as a Caribbean organ. Anybody can submit articles and they will be published. We prefer names since we don’t want others to just push their own agendas. Your articles were accepted because people who know you determined that your skills as a writer and your erudite mind would be of the required standard. The editorial committee agreed. Quite recently we actually reprinted one of your articles and have them on file. I know that you don’t like the fact that I have called you out on your vulgarity but you have called me several names. Obviously you have now joined those who want to bully people into leaving BU. That’s the Blogmaster’s call. He has my email address and my name has been out there for a half century.
    I have been consistent because I monitored your replit’s to people on this blog and you cussed everybody with one exception. You reserved your best manners and english for only one contributor . And I know why.
    You are much better than the crap that you have written in your response. Now , like the old people say: Go and behave yourself . Cuss me before I have my two evening drinks. I will enjoy them more.
    Peace and may all good things attend you and yours.

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  • @David
    You know I don’t bowl line and length. LOL

    Besides, if the BU household gets tired wid de blog ting get in touch.

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  • David
    Not mine, that’s one of the many areas of expertise of the know-it-all from Lundun.

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  • Going to throw some shade
    Mia seems to have a beef with the dlp to the extent of not allowing Barrow and Thompson to rest in Peace
    Her silly utterances of asking what would those two think about the dlp Party makes of concern why would she place two dead men into politics of barbados when they cannot respond to her questions
    All i can say is that Mia is such a political animal that showing lack of respect for the dead does not even bother her
    I was taught to let the dead RIP as a show of respect
    But not Mia she heads right over to the graveyard skull and bones in hand and draw Barrow and Thompson smack into politics
    As a matter of fact she ought to resist such grandstanding and theatrics at a time when barbados social and economic environment is unstable all but on life support and close to death doors and just might get a not so nice response from Barrow and Thompson words to effect like WTF pointed in her direction

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  • @Blogmaster
    asked elsewhere, I think the new font is fine, as readable as the old font. Only a few capitalised letters are ‘different’

    @WS/Pacha
    you two need to find a truce.

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  • @ Northern Observer
    Not truce necessary . There is no war with me and @Pacha.
    No shots will be fired.

    Peace.

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  • We are not interested in getting anybody to accept our standards. We have no interest in that. It is you who try to impose yours on us.

    Would it not be best if every rasssoul body wrote the way they speak. Instead of trying to be a little englishman like you.

    We repeat. You are a rassssoul liar. You William Skinner have told this writer what an asshole Halton Austin was and is, many times.

    What editorial board? Jesus Christ, William Skinner don’t tell more rassssoul lies.

    You have the final word as is your penchant. Makes no sense engaging with you at all.

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  • @ William

    Your problem is that you do not live in Barbados, do not swear every other word, and write rubbish as part of your everyday language.
    You are a gentleman, don”t let the rabble rousers get you down.. Have you ever been to Speakers’ Corner at Hyde Park? Some people go crazy about some things they cannot control.

    @ Dullard

    It is always good to step back and take a serious look at developments. If things look unreal, then most probably they are.

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  • DullardOctober 27, 2020 4:46 PM There are no doubt also commenters with agendas.

    Especially one pro Trump woman who I really wonder as to her backers. Definitely a schiller.Here I strongly believe so.

    John? Never know, or if he has just totally lost it. Dr.GP? Nah, he just want rapture. A nice girl would do that for him, not sure what the issue is.

    But the Trump woman for sure.

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  • The by-elections damage our country. Our great government struggles with the consequences of the pandemic.

    It would therefore be best if our Supreme Leader Mia Mottley alone decided who will succeed in parliament. We should also suspend the parliamentary elections until 2025.

    A mature democracy is characterized by the fact that we absolutely trust our Supreme Leader.

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  • @ Hal
    Thank you Comrade.
    Peace.

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  • Mia all fired up in the media blaming people for distractions because they dare question the validity of Gline Clarke having dual citizenship and being a member of Parliament when under the Constitution it is not permitted/ accepted

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  • MariposaOctober 27, 2020 7:26 PM

    MariDLP, but all the news reports say that Donville is a US citizen. As a DLP Chairman and Senior Cabinet member for ten years, plus heralded as future PM by the DLP, you now come with this nonsense? Others too. I am asking, does the former PM have Canadian citizenship?

    Bunch of hypocrites.

    Instead of red herrings, why don’t you people reflect on the shambles the prior ten years have caused?

    Then you regurgitate the same people to run things, soon as election talk appears. Stupse.

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  • @ Crusoe October 28, 2020 3:30 AM

    A very good objection. By the way, there are many more DLP grandees with a foreign passports.

    Black skin color does not necessarily mean Barbadian citizenship.

    After Donville Inniss was exposed as an American, the burden of proof for DLP candidates in elections has been reversed: they must prove that they have Barbadian citizenship in the first place. Even the presentation of an identity card or a birth certificate is not sufficient. Such documents are easily forged. We need more evidence like a complete family tree, court registry and the Prime Minister as a witness.

    My conclusion: The DLP candidacy is illegal for the moment.

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  • Donville is a permanent resident not to be confused with US citizen.

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  • David,

    I refer to public sources. Barbados Today reports: “Inniss also has American citizenship” (August 11, 2020).

    Is this message wrong? The DLP president should clarify this topic. The citizens have a right to know whether the Americans have infiltrated the past government.

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  • Inniss’ status was clarified by former minister McClean last Sunday. One assumes she should be in the know.

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  • Atherley is right but then again third world countries like barbados does things turd world way until the turd hits the fan

    However, Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Artherley suggested that the Speaker’s announcement sounded out of order and improper to him. He noted that if the Parliament of Barbados is shifting to a situation where there is a participation of members virtually, even given the COVID-19 protocols Parliament should be giving attention to the regulations to govern the context in which members participate via virtual means.
    Seems to me this is out of order. Seems to me those regulations which would amend the standing orders should be brought here first. The Parliament should discuss and vote on them and then later on perhaps a proclamation from Her Excellency,” Atherley said.

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  • Once again notice is taken when govt guided by leadership takes upon itself to trample on rules and regulation as guidance for uplifting and fulfilling the rules towards good governance all put in place to protect the country interest

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  • House going virtual
    For the first time in its history, the Barbados Parliament will be able to meet virtually to allow parliamentarians to observe the physical distancing COVID-19 protocol.
    Reading a proclamation from Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, before Parliament, today, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Arthur Holder, said with effect from today, Parliament may be held with some members present in the Chambers and others participating virtually for the purpose of complying with the protocol relating to physical distancing.
    However, Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Artherley suggested that the Speaker’s announcement sounded out of order and improper to him. He noted that if the Parliament of Barbados is shifting to a situation where there is a participation of members virtually, even given the COVID- 19 protocols Parliament should be giving attention to the regulations to govern the context in which members participate via virtual means.
    “Seems to me this is out of order. Seems to me those regulations which would amend the standing orders should be brought here first. The Parliament should discuss and vote on them and then later on perhaps a proclamation from Her Excellency,”
    Atherley said.
    Meanwhile, Attorney General Dale Marshall, argued that Parliament meeting virtually is not a mandatory requirement, but is in fact permissive.
    He said Parliament has the responsibility to determine how the virtual system would work, while being responsible leaders during the ongoing pandemic.
    The Attorney General said the last three Cabinet meetings took place virtually. He made reference to the fact that just two weeks ago, almost all Cabinet members in the Bahamas, had to go into quarantine.
    He said while Barbados’ COVID-19 protocols have been serving the country well as gatekeepers, there is always the possibility that cases might slip through the cracks.
    “So if the Cabinet of Barbados can say to itself brothers and sisters we have to take precautions and where possible let us meet virtually, I can see no harm Mr Speaker, in fact, I can see every good with the Parliament of Barbados taking a similar stance,” Marshall said. (AH)

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  • DavidOctober 28, 2020 4:57 AM I was incorrect, based on the news as Tron cited.

    The indictment does say Permanent Resident.

    My other question stands. Does the former PM have Canadian citizenship?

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  • @Crusoe

    By former PM do you mean David Thompson? He was born in the UK. If you mean Stuart, we will probably never know given his penchant for secrecy.

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  • So now it has to be ascertained how many of the parliament frauds have held dual citizenship all along while pretending to be citizens of the island, which doesn’t matter much either way, since they will eagerly sell out the people with or without it to enrich themsleves, human pestilence.

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  • Marshsll should keep mouth shut his response was mounted on monkey see monkey do
    absence of law and regulation

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  • Have you found out why the DLP allowed Kemar to run for GS if they knew he had a pending court matter?

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  • @ Tron

    The New York court case against Donville should have revealed whether or not he had residency in the US or was a citizen. I suspect it was said, but bad reporting missed it.
    Since he was convicted this incompetent government has not launched an inquiry in to the scandal, yet have the audacity to talk about Clico.
    It is not for the president of the DLP to say if a member (former?) of the party has residency or citizenship of another nation. S/he will only know what the member is prepared to say.
    The fundamental point is that it is a conflict of interest for a member of our parliament to also hold citizenship of another nation and this declaration should form part of the swearing in process.
    Stop personalising the discussion. I appreciate learning by rote means everything is binary: you are either a Bee or a Dee, he is right or wrong. etc. The issue is far more important constitutionally.
    The point is that you cannot vote on legislation in the interest of Barbados while at the same time having the interest of another nation in your mind. In other areas of public life we call that treason.
    Further, it betrays the trust of constituents if you have a foreign passport in your back pocket and can easily run away when things do not work out, one must question your sincerity.
    How many former MPs, or their children, now live and work overseas? They do not have to live with the consequences of their bad decisions. How many have citizenship by patriality?
    By the way, because former prime minister Stuart keeps his peace does not mean he is secretive; there is a vast difference between secrecy and privacy. It takes a certain mind to interpret privacy as secrecy.

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  • David, I mean Stuart.

    I think the issue is irrelevant, but as others are making it a mountain, let all of them disclose.

    It is only right, as they are forcing Clarke to relinquish his.

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  • @Crusoe

    Agree, we live in a global village, mobility of citizens is key in a brave new world.

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  • @Crusoe

    You are being guided by the fact he was a frequent visitor to Canada especially for his annual medical check?

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  • Have you found out why the DLP allowed Kemar to run for GS if they knew he had a pending court matter?…(Quote)

    This question is irrelevant. The DLP will only know that the young man was arrested and charged if he had revealed it. He had not yet appeared in court.
    The real question, and one the DLP is strangely keeping quiet about, is if he was arrested in October 2018, why did he only appear in court after the St George North by-election was announced, a year later?
    Under common law, the prosecuting authorities are duty bound to bring an accused before the courts at the first available opportunity; a year later speaks to a failure of the rule of law.
    Equally, was the attorney general informed of the arrest? Was the president informed of the arrest? Was it a political decision when to bring the court appearance?
    The issue has gone beyond the possession of a small amount of illegal drugs, and goes right to the heart of the integrity of our criminal justice system. The is the REAL issue.
    But, on BU, as befits a people who learned by rote, the binary issue is exaggerated. Petty politics win everytime.

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  • David
    You are in an unenviable position.

    A party elevated a GS with a checkered past. And instead of that being interrogation based on that established factoid half of the leadership of idiocy here starts by proffering that the dlp could not have known about the man’s scrape with the law.

    Any sentient being would accept that the party should have known and would not get into trivia about what it actually knew or now.

    Our considered opinion is that both he and his twin brother oppose you permanently for opposing sake. And it is high time that the guillotine be deployed with a ruthless efficiency against them both.

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  • David, yes.

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  • Yes re the visits.

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  • Seems to me Hal Austin has a point. If one is a citizen of another country one can destroy it and run, thereby escaping the consequences of your actions.

    Something to think about.

    Oh dear! Agreeing with Hal Austin again.

    🤦🏽‍♂️

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  • Really happy to hear Atherley step up to the Parliament podium and demand good governance on issues that are representative of the country and people
    Unless under undue or unusual circumstances No ruling govt can make any rule or suggestions to remove or alter rules or guidelines put in place to protect the country and peoples interest wherby to avoid the notion of suspicious motives
    Any laws so designed must be directed to the full House of Parliament for debate having a yea or nay decision

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  • Correction- of ONE’S actions.

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  • On the issue of Clarke dual citizenship
    No matter how many times the blp try to distract or deflect attention away
    The issue lays soundly on when was Gline decision made and if he brought the matter fully documented to the House
    Also attached to this problem is a question of allegiance
    No man can serve two masters at one time
    Which now begs the question of what was Gline thinking

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  • Question – what pronouncements did Jeff Cumberbatch make that would induce cussing?

    I don’t recall his submissions being anything other than an interpretation of the law. Did he submit opinion articles on other issues? I would like to read them if he did.

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  • The political entertainment is priceless, the palace should be having a good laugh, i know i am, how could such dummies for politicians claim dog pedigree by using a slave system designed to permanently enslave their ancestors and mentally enslaved them, to try to run away from their slave past, by claiming pedigree……..hope they spent the last 24 hours looking at the lack of logic, only the DUMB Enuff would believe that utter shite….

    also hope Sir Slave Title Shillary has had enuff time to see the lack of logic in his quest to have the descendants of slave masters rob Africa of resources to pay him reparations..50 billion mind you…. in his delusion to be head slave in a “civilization” of slave societies in the Caribbean…..😂🤣😂🤣

    programmed to be dumb enuff and don’t even know it…

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  • iS MARA THOMPSON still a citizen of St Lucia?

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Hal & @Mariposa,
    There is no provision of the Barbados Constitution or any other law that prohibits a Barbadian person from full participation in national affairs, including holding any office in Government, if they are also a citizen of a second country.

    It is Canadian law, not Barbadian, that prevents a Canadian citizen from holding a diplomatic post to Canada. The reason is simple: a diplomat posted to Canada has diplomatic immunity from Canadian law, but a Canadian citizen must be subject to Canadian law, therefore it is not permitted for a Canadian citizen to represent another country as a diplomat posted to Canada.

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  • @PLT

    You, like @Quaker John, always pose your own questions and then set about answering them. I am no expert on the Barbados Constitution, and do not want to be. Deliberately misconstruing what people say is something you both share in common.
    What I said, which you do not seem to understand, is that the law SHOULD prohibit people of dual nationality being members of our parliament. Read it again if you do not understand. I think the brains on BU call it comprehension.
    In fact, I further said that should be clarified at the swearing in ceremony. What about that is about the Barbados Constitution and full participation in national affairs that you do not understand. It is a proposal, an idea.
    You always say the obvious and pretend it is a rare insight.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Hal
    I was not contradicting you. I understood perfectly well that you were talking about what should be. I was simply drawing your attention in a completely non-confrontational manner to what the current state if affairs is. I was indeed stating the obvious.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @Hal
    The other part of the obvious context is that when Guyana rewrote its constitution to become a republic the did put into law the prohibition against serving two masters.

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  • @PLT

    Oh Peter. Is it your training? How about the old Soviet Union, what is the law there. Irrelevance, dear boy, total irrelevance. The issue, if you want a discussion, is: is it right to deny those with dual nationalities from sitting in our parliament?
    In the UK you can have a library of passports and sit in our parliament, and House of Lords. Even the children of Russian spies. At one point Trinidad did not allow dual nationality, I believe that has now changed.
    It is a perverse policy and one that should be outlawed. In re-writing its constitution, was that when Guyanese also banned its overseas citizens from voting.

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  • Ptl
    Please explain or interpret

    Please note that prior to June 2018, under the Constitution of Barbados on Disqualifications for membership of Assembly, Section 44. (1) a) STATES No person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the House of Assembly who is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign Power or State;

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  • It is becoming increasingly obvious that the citizenship of some candidates is unclear in the by-election. I don’t want to be a Birther, but we should definitely avoid a constitutional crisis.It would therefore be advisable that our Supreme Leader Mia Mottley, by virtue of her emergency powers, determines the succession to the empty parliamentary seat.

    Since the severe issues of citizenship of the DLP candidates cannot be resolved so quickly, our beloved government should also postpone the next full parliamentary elections, let us say to 2025.

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  • Another Consultant

    Trinidadian economist and former senior at CDB Justin Ram has been hired by the Prime Minister as a Consultant to her office at a cost of $27,000 per month effective Nov 01, 2020. None us taxpayers have been told why this is necessary and if we asked, as usual we would be dismissed.

    Bajans have a right to know how many Consultants have been retained by the public service since June 2018, their duties and compensation.

    Meanwhile unemployment is nearly 40%, cost of living increased, social services decreased. The only sector with 100% employment are the MPs – 95% of whom are Ministers and the others as legal advisors, Chairmen of Boards or Special Envoys on Reparations and Issues of the Disabled.

    This additional $27,000 per month burden could go a long way in helping to ease the pain of many families here including in St George North. The BWU and the NUPW have prostituted themselves so they are no longer qualified to speak on behalf of the workers.

    I am truly sick and tired of the shit happening here. It is as though no one cares about us. And please do not give me anymore excuses about the DLP of before.

    Very Disgruntled and Angry Bajan
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  • @Mariposa

    Is this true. I know she is arrogant and compulsive, but is she also made? Why is she behaving like this?

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  • Pacha…let’s sit back and watch them reap THE GRAPES OF WRATH…

    Many remember when the likes of Kwame Toure et al were spreading Black power and African consciousness across the Caribbean in the 60s-70s etc, the likes of colonial house slaves Tom and Barrow, the enemies of Black/African people…. made them all persona non grata….they worked overtime to keep the colonial slave system intact for their masters and the dirty, no class nobodies for descendants of slave catchers…..now the new age house slaves are searching for dog pedigree to forget where they came from…..🤣🤣😂🤣😂…..that type of low vibration treachery is circular…. and has to be rewarded with Karma…

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  • mad….

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  • Hal yes
    But you would not see it on BU
    BU has become the govt mouthpiece and distractions

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  • @ Mariposa

    Do we know how long the contract is for? How about the other consultants? What policies have they produced so far? What about White Oaks?
    Are they still on the taxpayers’ pay roll? When these so-called experts made silly public statements, you must be careful they are not job applications.
    The woman is brilliant. She is an even worse finance minister than Chris Sinckler, which is a miracle.

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  • MariposaOctober 28, 2020 12:52 PM

    If so, I see no need. Clyde Mascoll and Mr.Greenidge are more than capable.

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  • At least they are not hiding the hiring of consultants. IF the pick-a-noise crew would read/watch more and talk less, they would be more truthful in their mouthings. They would also understand what and why. The need to lie is instructive. The difference between this government and the Dems is that in addition to the politics they take governing seriously and appear proactive and forward-thinking. No yachting consultants. Come next election and the government can’t justify their consultants, the electorate will decide. BU expertise is just that–fantasy.

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  • @enuff

    You are suggesting Ram was brought in because of his expertise in the area of the environment?

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  • David
    I am suggesting nothing. Contrary to what BUers think, I am no government insider or propagandist. I simply seek and state the truth.

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  • @enuff

    Noted, be minded that BU sentiment often projects the wider views.

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  • … Contrary to what BUers think, I am no government insider or propagandist. I simply seek and state the truth…

    State it enough times and it will be as good as truth right!? hahaha

    Truth for the apparatchik is what The Party says it is. It is the Party’s version of events. It is Mugabe’s version of events.

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  • Dullard
    LMBAO y’all too funny.

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  • A more sobering thought is that the IMF requested that the finance ministry be bolstered up, because of the current crisis.

    That is actually the one scenario that makes sense. The PM is smart, she would not do unnecessarily.

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  • @ Enuff October 28, 2020 4:46 PM

    Are you implying that the current cadre of economists on the consultancy payroll are not up to the task?

    What about the stable of underutilized economists already on hand in the Ministry of Economic Affairs?

    Any move to hire more ‘consulting’ economists can be seen only as an admission
    that the two ‘highly-trained’ economists ‘employed as ministers do not worth what Paddy shot at.

    This is simply a checkers game of wasting scarce taxpayers’ money in replacing one bullshit-talking slicked-back hair common man with another shite-talker while Bridgetown turns into a cesspool of filth, vermin and economic decay.

    A straightforward case of Tweedle Bee replacing Tweedle Dem to pillage the Treasury and rape taxpayers; or as the French would state:

    “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”

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  • David
    I didn’t even know Ram is a UCL and LSE graduate. Man that gine cause Hal Austin to seethe even more. Divide 81 by 5+ and tell me the answer.🤣🤣

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  • Enuff total all the consultants salaries and see if that money wouldn’t be enough to feed hungry families in SGN
    Dont understand why govt have pumped so much money in the hands of outside consultants when the pressing issues of poverty is hitting govt right in the face
    Environmentalist isnt necessary to tell govt to clean up the toxic dump site
    Looks like whenever Floyd opens his mouth and criticize govt they jump from frying pan into the fire
    Hence before cat can lick tongue govt finds an outsider as consultant for the environment

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  • @Miller

    Economists specialize.

    @Crusoe

    You making sense.

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  • Economists specialize.

    Man stop with the fawning do. How much specialisation is needed in a 2×3 island with a one-legged economy? Wunna plan to have 2-3 “economists” (whatever those are) in evry ministry?
    Wunnuh too like to mimic what wunna see overseas. How many consultants/ advisors/ csars does the gov’t need? Miller is correct:

    This is simply a checkers game of wasting scarce taxpayers’ money in replacing one bullshit-talking slicked-back hair common man with another shite-talker while Bridgetown turns into a cesspool of filth, vermin and economic decay.

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  • So what’s new with the Black sell outs in Barbados, they are just being their usual no good selves.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/10/29/but-accuses-authorities-of-leaving-buildings-and-infrastructure-in-poor-condition/

    “Government ministries responsible for education, public works and healthcare have all come under heavy fire from the country’s largest teachers’ union for an apparent neglect of infrastructure that could have serious implications on the health and wellbeing of educators.”

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  • I had a friend, sadly no longer with us, a Guyanese Chinese, who did a good economics degree at UCL. He went up on unpaid leave from London Transport, where he was a train guard, and on his return he was made a so-called revenue inspector. ie travelling on trains checking passenger tickets.
    London Transport treated him as just another N-word (he identified as Caribbean) so there was no need to promote him him on to the executive team.
    An economics degree in little Barbados may seem the height of achievement, in other societies it does not. It depends on your knowledge, not a bit of paper.

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  • Tell this to the disconnected house slaves in the parliament who are going around in circles trying to escape their past by looking for dog pedigrees….they will still be searching long after THEY ARE ALL GONE…

    https://scontent.fbgi3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/122196515_3545107235556185_8501284069093705405_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=2&_nc_sid=2c4854&_nc_ohc=fiHje9W5wHkAX8HJD2v&_nc_ht=scontent.fbgi3-1.fna&oh=fbbc215e33714298bff1d19a8d339c89&oe=5FBE6A81

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  • Never heard about a Soco hotel before, but this is the practice promoted against the people and encouraged by the anti-black, pro-slavery useless governments in Barbados…and if it’s that repulsive house negro Raph Taylor, no one is surprised.

    “Injustices Barbados
    tftasOSctpobherfu 2f7g oaltuns o7otlocr:on06fgg PedtM ·
    We are in receipt of information relative to the Soco Hotel. Staff members are complaining that not only have their working hours been cut but the hourly rate as well. According to labour law is it not supposed to be one or the other? What is of utmost importance is that staff are also saying that the management is not following the Covid protocols. They are saying the guests are allowed to use the restaurant and peruse the property before taking the 2nd PCR test. Even use the pool. Not only that but there are claims that there are no hand sanitizers. Staff is claiming that their NIS has not been paid for a very long time and they too need to be paid. Calls to Messrs Taylor and Scott have gone unanswered.”

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