Election Day in St. George North

Today the electorate of St. George North will vote for a member of parliament to fill the vacancy created by the ‘retirement’ of Gline Clarke. The blogmaster’s assessment is that it will be a straight contest between Floyd Reifer (DLP) and Toni Moore (BLP). Of the so-called third parties Grenville Phillips should retain third option in the number count. We can debate if Barbadians are ready for a third party or is this a case of the quality of the options presented. The blogmaster respectfully suggest the latter.

The result of the election will answer a few questions for political pundits.

  • Has the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) regain its standing as the credible alternative in the eyes of voters?
  • Despite managing the affairs of state in the most challenging period post independence, will the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) be able to convince the SGN electorate that it is the most competent to govern at this time?
  • Will Grenville Phillips increase his penetration of support in the constituency to forge the way for third parties in the future?
  • How large will the protest vote be which has been fomenting in a climate of austerity for the last 3 years?
  • Has the last 90 days of campaigning confirm the urgent need for electoral reform in Barbados?

So far by-election activities has been largely peaceful in keeping with Bajan tradition. Let us continue to make the country proud by delivering an uneventful event. The blogmaster’s vote will be cast for David Walrond, the agriculturist and community practitioner.

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  • @Dullard

    What is this quantum of disrespect to which you refer? What yardstick are you using?

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  • @William I t was her maiden speech, given the new MP a chance. Gosh!

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  • Interesting video. Take note this is the USA.

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  • And finally, to the mad woman who keeps misrepresenting my position – if you think I am standing up for the white man then you are truly in need of remedial reading comprehension lessons. NOWHERE DID I SAY THAT THE WHITE BARBADIAN WOULD NOT LIKE TO SPEW HATE SPEECH IN OUR FACES OR PERPETRATE VIOLENCE ON US. They simply cannot because they are so outnumbered. So…. I speak not to the virtue of the white Barbadian but to the limitations forced upon them.

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  • @ David
    Toni Moore is no stranger to Parliament. She said she can represent the workers from “ day one”.
    Caswell Franklyn said one day that the hotel workers were leaving the BWU and joining his union because of poor representation. This was refuted by the BWU the very next day. Moore should have addressed this on day one. She missed a golden opportunity to set the correct tone.
    Quite frankly I really want to hear why the Labour College is now in a state of disrepair.
    As for the BWU and NUPW they have zero credibility in my book.
    Moore has not yet established herself as the head of BWU. She has done the right thing- get under Mottley’s wings and keep her options open. That’s how the BLPDLP operates and nothing surprises me and their apologists littered on the pages of BU every single second of the day.
    You all carry political hypocrisy to an entirely new level. I plan to call out the BLPDLP political charlatans on BU every single time. When they right , I will say so but the days of ignoring crap from wunnuh while poor black people catching the backsides done!
    This also goes for all those who come here defending racism and feel that people cannot see through their pathetic response to Black people being kicked in their backsides every damn day. All they do is defend white people while others are ruined and have been ruined fighting for them and I don’t mean from last week. They know nothing of the Brothers and Sisters who had to run from Barbados because they could not get a job. Families were destroyed and now they come here telling me I living in the 60s and 70s. Gloves off.

    Peace.

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  • “I speak not to the virtue of the white Barbadian but to the limitations forced upon them.”

    what limitations what,

    they practice racism against your people,

    pretend to be superior and you inferior

    and STEAL ALL THE PEOPLE’S MONEY….

    jump in front to grab every opportunity that should be going to young black people ,with the help of ya ignorant, backward uppity negros in parliament…so where are the “limitations”…being placed upon them…i would love to see them..

    .yall do not live in the real world, that’s why everything seems so twisted….time to grow up and face reality for a change.

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  • “So….racism is worse in Barbados because we have a predominantly black population??????

    No…racism is worse in a tiny community, small island, because most Black Bajans DON’T KNOW that Barbados is A BLACK MAJORITY COUNTRY and continue to erroneously compare it TO WHITE MAJORITY COUNTRIES….confusing apples and oranges…..that’s where the “makes no sense” WHATSOEVER COMES IN…..and yall continue to FOOL YASELVES.

    still living in the lies created by dumb leaders, the churches and the tiefing ass minorities on the island.

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  • @ Enuff

    Why engage in useless, meaningless arguments or trading insults on BU? It doesn’t help the forum.

    I can’t resist ending this contribution without throwing a ‘pity party’ and whining about who called me what.
    A few days ago, someone wrote they first became aware of me a few years ago when I launched an attack on them. BU’s archives would clearly indicate that is UNTRUE. My first encounter with that particular individual was on May 30, 2017, when, during a ‘discussion’ with David BU, he accused me of being lawyer, when I never indicate I was one, and wrote, “Where did you get your legal training?” “You have wasted your money on your legal education. Ask for it back.” From that day onward, he has been nit picking my contributions, drops nasty slurs or make snide references to me, even if he has to create opportunities to do so.

    I’ve been subjected to more personal attacks and abuse than anyone on BU. I’ve been called a “hate filled verbal thug who fabricates myths,” “an appallingly ignorant buffoon,” “an appallingly ignorant bookkeeping that learnt by rote,” “wild boy swimming in a cesspool of ignorance,” silly, fool, vindictive, deranged, an idiot, a cyber stalker, cyber bully, keyboard warrior, schizophrenic bully, predator, barking dog, slimy pig, social vermin, buzzing fly and Bajan lotus.
    I’ve been told I “expressed hatred for the world,” have “the same sociopathic disease that leads to people breaking into a Synagogue to murder worshippers,” or “shoot two elderly black people,” I’m always ‘vex,’ carrying a grudge, in need of urgent psychiatric help and “lucky (I’m) able to count to ten without making a mistake.”

    In response to something Lawson wrote about Trump, I posted an article from the N.Y Times, written by Tom Brenner, entitled “President Trump relentlessly cited the stock market meteoric rise as a sign of his success at restoring confidence in the American economy,” and was repeatedly accused of “not being able to tell the difference between economy and the stock market.” And, “To conflate the economy with the stock market says a lot about one’s knowledge of financial economics.”
    Sometime in February 2018, during a ‘discussion’ with David about CBC TV8’s lawyer program, I mentioned the station should be a bit more balanced in their choice of lawyers. David BU wrote: “When has CBC ever been balanced and this query applies under either administration.” To which I responded with: “That’s one of the reasons why I believe CBC should be privatised.” That comment prompted the response: “The idiocy of social media. Privatise a broadcaster because of an editorial mistake (oversight) on a single program. Or is it the last straw? Grow up.”
    I gave up trying to find out how CBC hosting a program with prominent lawyers from the then ruling administration, be considered “an editorial mistake (oversight).”
    They also wrote: “He says things then denies them.” For the record, I’ve NEVER, EVER referred to anyone on BU as a ‘polymath’. PANTOMATH, yes…….. ‘POLYMATH, no. Even if I did, ‘polymath’ pales in comparison with being called a dog, slimy pig, vermin or predator. But, who cares?

    However, each time I read the contribution in which its author ‘said’ they “remembered a Barbados that was free of crime,” and someone who is much more brilliant than I am, ‘saying’ “It depends on how you define crime. We always used to steal cane from the passing trucks. BUT YOU ARE RIGHT, if you define crime as meaning arrests and prosecutions and convictions,” and subsequently denying it to say, “Who is the idiot who said Barbados was crime free. We have had crime since the Garden of Eden,” I realised I’m not alone in ‘idiot world.’

    I have decided to simply IGNORE certain contributors and SCROLL PASS their contributions. In other words, I’m NO LONGER READING or RESPONDING to whatever they post to this forum or allowing myself to be annoyed, intimidated or ‘dragged into the gutter’ with silly arguments, by people on a blog, with whom I do not share ANY personal, professional or casual acquaintance.

    So far, it has been working for me.

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  • @ Artax
    You always appear to be quite balanced and dignified in your posts. @ Enuff can make no such claim. They have had a few here on BU who have earned the contempt with which they are treated. They have enjoyed responding to well thought out arguments with nothing but cuss words and trying to run people off the blog. They have used their anonymity to do as they like. So, at some point the tables will turn. I can assure that most of this nonsense was started by those people. They chose to be uncivil. They chose to brand people and they chose to advise and suggest to their beloved David who should be banned from the blog. They chose who wanted to pull down Buhbadus. They started it.
    You reap what you so.
    Peace

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  • “Sow”. My apologies

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  • I already explained and ADMITTED my misinterpretation of the term ‘financial advisor,” led me to form a PERSONAL OPINION you were an insurance salesman. Surely, if there was any information that specifically identified you as such, then there wouldn’t be any reason to FORM an opinion, based on a misinterpretation.

    Don’t you believe, after approximately four years of ‘holding a grudge’ and rehashing this petty nonsense, it’s time for you ‘to let go and move on?’

    The irony of holding a grudge:….(Quote)

    A few days ago, someone wrote they first became aware of me a few years ago when I launched an attack on them. BU’s archives would clearly indicate that is UNTRUE. My first encounter with that particular individual was on May 30, 2017….(Quote)

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  • I THOUGH THAT WAS OVER AND DONE WITH, but it seems as though the individual held a séance to resurrect what I thought was a ‘dead issue.’ From the way how they have kept going, and going and going (‘Energizer bunny style’), with this nonsense, one would never believe this simple issue happened ALMOST FOUR (4) YEARS AGO…..(Quote)

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  • Why is it so hard for govt to be openly transparent in given details on its policies and projects
    This govt when in opposition hounded lied and misinformed the public on Cahill
    Now govt goes into some kind of partnership with Caves of Barbados a Jamaician tour enterprise operator
    Now all the public gets from govt are sketchy details about a leasing arrangement.
    No numbers given on the exact amount which will be paid to the govt whatever the minister said yesterday was worded in attempt to say only so much which would satisfy the unsuspecting listener and sufficiently so
    Which now leaves those who are observers of govt policies which so far have been mired in controversy
    To ask more questions on about govt partnership with Caves starting with what and how much govt finances would play and what are the Jamaican tour operators leasing obligations to govt
    Somethings just does not add up until govt give complete details of what seems more like a bogus agreement built on smoke and mirrors the jury is not satisfied with answers given on this partnership between govt and the Jamaician tour operator enterprise

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  • So Lisa Cummings goes on to say that that Chukka the tour operator have good relationship with the cruise industry and Chukka presence in barbados would increase the cruise industry numbers here
    As the old folk would say if wishes were horses beggars would ride
    Lisa keep wishing my dear the cruise industry legs have been broken COVID tek them off and aint nothing Chukka can do about that
    However it would be of interest if Chukka had provided such numerical evidence before u spouted out that gladiator word by mouth information given to u by Chukka
    Btw will u are searching for the number of cruise ships Chukka influence made to the cartibbean islands which Chukka has been invested
    Please find out other what is the management fee Chukka would pay to govt
    Ralph Thorne when asked by the media gave an half a ss answer

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  • Oh dear! I apologise for being happy in Barbados.

    Time to play in the dirt! Can’t get more real world than that.

    No time to listen to bitching today. Time to do something productive.

    Gloves ON! Gardening gloves.

    Peace indeed in the Garden of Peace. Even if the rain allowed some little green worm damage.

    You guys seem a little tense up north. Utopia not panning out?

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  • Worlds do tend to collide, we are having this same discussion on another forum in a much broader sense….higher vibration.

    Pacha and Miller, this is the first time i heard limitations being placed on the minority criminalis in Barbados, who have enjoyed DECADES OF COMMITTING CRIMES AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES….but somehow it appears those were the “limitations”..

    “I speak not to the virtue of the white Barbadian but to the limitations forced upon them.”

    what limitations what…and who is setting these limitations….

    they practice racism against your people,

    pretend to be superior and you inferior

    and STEAL ALL THE PEOPLE’S MONEY….

    jump in front to grab every opportunity that should BE GOING DIRECTLY TO YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE…… ,with the help of ya ignorant, backward uppity negros in parliament…so where are the “limitations”…being placed upon them…i would love to see them….ya got it twisted….the LIMITIATIONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RESERVED FOR BLACK PEOPLE by the black ignoramus in the parliament…and STILL IS.

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  • So….racism is worse in Barbados because we have a predominantly black population??????

    You imbecile!
    Is that what you extracted from the comment? Why don’t you learn to read with understanding and nuance?

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  • @ Hal
    Do you recall all the boasting about defaulting on debt . Well the truth is in today’s Nation: It lick up the NIS.
    Furthermore the administration is suppressing information and about the NIS. The Central Bank Governor is stating that no recovery will come under two years.
    In the mean time the PM on Instagram regurgitating well known facts about vaccines.
    This is a government that campaigned on transparency. It is now hiding information and obviously has no clear path forward.
    Peace

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  • Confessions of a former offender
    When I first came to BU I was loose with my words and offended people without intending to do so.

    One day someone mentioned something that I said in the distant past and I was surprised that it had stuck with them when I had forgotten.

    Words do hurt. My father-in-law used to tell me “they are things that may wisely be thought that should not be said’. Sadly, he told me so more than once.

    Here is how I limit the damage I cause
    *1 Reduce the number of replies. A long chain of exchanges makes it personal and your discussion of the topic at hand may be diverted.

    *2. Ignore the catch phrases. Once I got in an extended exchange because a certain phrase was being repeated and ’I knew’ that I was being targeted

    3* You may have the last word is a useful phrase . Say it, mean it and stick to it.

    4* Ignore some bloggers. Oil and water will not mix, no matter how well shaken.

    5*Try not to offend.

    Let’s have a robust discussion and drop the personal exchanges. I try, I fail, I regret, then I renew my promise to myself and each time I get a little better.

    :-)only Lorenzo left 🙂
    Have a great day Barbados. HAGD

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  • I forgot one
    6* Sometimes you can sense when you may become involved in a long series of replies. Try to cover all possible responses from the other party in as few posts as posible. Anticipate arguments and respond to them before they are made (limit the number of exchanges and single your intention to do so).
    1/2 ….
    2/2 ….
    That is the same as saying.” I dun wid you and wid dat. Have a million last words”

    Have a great day. HAGD Barbados

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  • PUBLICIZE A STUPID FALLACY; THEN EXPLAIN IT AWAY

    Imagine the supposed sale of Harrison’s Cave getting traction! Then Ministers having to explain such a thing has not been done. It is a pity that other Caribbean businesses can outbid a Barbadian group to run the Caves. Can we hear which local companies put in a bid? If there was none, should we be concerned?

    Copied from a fb psge

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  • @William

    The entire narrative around the NIS is bogus. But we like it like that. We need a complete overhaul of the system, and no amount of patchwork will make it even fit for purpose.
    I have made a number of suggestions for reform and do not intend to repeat them. It is badly designed, badly managed, exploited (someone recently told me if I had worked in Barbados I may be entitled to a benefit) and is used by all governments as a piggy bank.
    It is another example of the failure of policy-making and, to use that unpopular phrase, further proof that the system is a failed one. When serious people want to talk about the NIS and what should replace it, I am for that.

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  • @ William Skinner November 19, 2020 8:05 AM
    “Do you recall all the boasting about defaulting on debt . Well the truth is in today’s Nation: It lick up the NIS.
    Furthermore the administration is suppressing information and about the NIS.”
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    Why do you think the NIS is unable to produce up-to-date (audited) reports to reflect a fair view of the financial position of that government-managed and controlled entity?

    The entity is forced to make more cash outflows (benefits and advances to state-owned agencies) than it is receiving in cash inflows (contributions and investment income).

    In other words it is about to become insolvent just like the country was on the cusp in May 2018.

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  • Poor Dullard! Don’t let the fact that I am a happy imbecile give you a heart attack!

    Okra, cucumber, spinach, basil, eggplant, sweet pepper, chives and lettuce picking today has left this imbecile in a peaceful mood.

    And too besides, my beet leaves have produced their first root!

    Growing food as I grow mentally.

    Sure beats bitching and butting your head against a brick wall!

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  • “The entity is forced to make more cash outflows (benefits and advances to state-owned agencies) than it is receiving in cash inflows (contributions and investment income).”

    Slave plantation club Barbados just left NIS holding the bag…all those employers do that, even the repulsive lawyers who hate to pay NIS for their employees…..so insolvency is definitely a must…

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  • ” The microloans will allow MSMEs to borrow up to a maximum of $20,000.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/11/19/right-on-time/

    Courts Barbados Limited. NIS ?

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  • ” The microloans will allow MSMEs to borrow up to a maximum of $20,000.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/11/19/right-on-time/

    Courts Barbados Limited. NIS ?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    VAT?

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  • But isn’t that the norm…TIEF 25 MILLION DOLLARS OR MORE IN VAT…give the clowns 20,000 out of it and they get excited and sing the praises of THIEVES……the ignorant negro syndrome..who don’t know the difference between themselves being SEVERELY HANDICAPPPED BY wicked sell out house slaves….. and racists and thieves being given free reign to rob them.

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  • ‘BU’s archives’ will clearly indicate the then Opposition did not lie or misinformed the public about CAHILL.

    However, I agree with you that the information on the leasing arrangement or partnership between ‘government’ and CHUKKA Caribbean Adventures, as it relates to Harrison’s Cave, is a bit ‘sketchy.’ It seems as though politicians could get up any morning and decide to sell or lease any public asset, whether it is a bank, insurance company, Harrison’s Cave, BNOC or the airport.

    Recall in February 2019, Cabinet approved government entering into a public-private partnership arrangement for the development, operation and expansion of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). So far, all I’ve heard about that arrangement was in August this year, when chairman of GAIA, Vic Fernandes announced 13 bidders or consortia, were shortlisted to bid on the PPP to manage the airport for a period of 30 years.

    Prior to the 2008 general elections then Opposition leader, David Thompson, promised to introduce integrity legislation, including a new Freedom of Information Law, within 100 days of DLP administration being elected. Ironically, Mottley made a similar promise to the electorate during the 2018 election campaign. Both administrations failed to keep their promises. We need to advocate for transparency and accountability.

    COVID-19 has adversely affected the cruise line industry, which according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), was worth US$150B worldwide at the end of 2018.
    The SeaDream Yacht Club is the first cruise vessel to resume sailing to the Caribbean since operations were closed down in March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, this cruise was meant to demonstrate that increased safety protocols, including regular testing aboard the ship, could allow cruise voyages to take place during the pandemic. Unfortunately, the vessel docked in Barbados and, so far, 7 passengers have tested positive for COVID-19. This goes to show the industry won’t ‘bounce back’ anytime soon.

    Under these circumstances, telling Barbadians CHUKKA Caribbean Adventures has a relationship with the cruise industry is meaningless at this time. I doubt tourists would be willing to ignore the dangers coronavirus presents and come to Barbados in droves just to visit Harrison Cave.

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  • Milluh
    You keep digging your own grave in an attempt to prove your falsehood true. I can only comment based on what I read in the news, which proves that contrary to what you keep pushing I am in no way associated with Hyatt. In fact you have, inadvertently I assume, shown this to be the case in your own post. If I am involved, why am I relying on news articles?

    This is what I read:

    “After five years of controversy and legal challenges, a US$175 million revamped Hyatt Ziva Barbados Resort will finally get off the ground next month.”

    Whatever the cost is, the fact remains that the last hotel I had anything to do with has a price tag over US$1B. If you are so sure I am liar put yuh money wey yuh mout is.

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  • Same old, same old they believe they got slaves who dont deserve to be paid…and actually believe they can get away with it in these times.

    “Loop market
    BREAKING NEWS |

    Former Caribbean Aircraft Handling staff crying out for PM’s helpDAVENY ELLIS CREATED : 18 NOVEMBER 2020

    Former Caribbean Aircraft Handling employee Rodney Williams protesting opposite Grantley Adams Airport

    Former Caribbean Aircraft Handling (CAH) staff are pleading with not only management but with the Barbados Government for assistance to get monies owed to them.

    A handful of the former workers were picketing opposite the Grantley Adams International Airport today (November 18), for what they say is unfair treatment at the hands of management.

    Workers reported they have not received any severance payments or proper notice as to when they will receive the promised payments after being made redundant since October 2 by CAH.

    Rodney Williams says that he has worked for CAH for over 22 years and says they are more than 100 plus former workers who currently awaiting payment.

    “We haven’t received an email from the company from since October 16 or 17…only last night we are hearing that they are offering one or two of the personnel not even all the money but half…We have bills to pay. We have children to send to school. We have even mortgages to pay and debt collectors on our back, and they know that we really in need,” Rodney Williams said.

    Williams says that he had previously sought the aide of Prime Minister Mia Mottley weeks prior but has not heard back from her.

    Now, he is again pleading for her to intervene on behalf of the former workers.

    “We want to send a message to the Prime Minister…I texted the Prime Minister a couple of weeks ago to ask if she could intervene in the matter, and she said she would look into the matter. But up to this day, she hasn’t replied to us,” Rodney Williams said.”

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  • Artax
    I do agree about the meaningless back and forth, to some extent. There are some bullies and gangsters on BU who feel they can ‘beat’ you into submission with their lies and innuendo simply because they are in the majority. Has William Skinner ever asked 3-Degree to prove his ‘enviable’ salary claim or company’s quadrupling performance? What about proof of Hal’s conversations with everyone but Jesus? Or from WURA of the houses she saw in Coverley or all the other claims she posts on BU? Nary a request. But come to ask me for a website link as proof. Then you have Milluh. Imagine he spends day and night trying to prove I am a liar and involved in government and a particular project. But has not once demonstrated sny proof. But I enjoy winding them up then pulling out the key.🤣🤣

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  • “We haven’t received an email from the company from since October 16 or 17…only last night we are hearing that they are offering one or two of the personnel not even all the money but half…We have bills to pay. We have children to send to school. We have even mortgages to pay and debt collectors on our back, and they know that we really in need,” Rodney Williams said.

    Williams says that he had previously sought the aide of Prime Minister Mia Mottley weeks prior but has not heard back from her.

    Now, he is again pleading for her to intervene on behalf of the former workers.

    “We want to send a message to the Prime Minister…I texted the Prime Minister a couple of weeks ago to ask if she could intervene in the matter, and she said she would look into the matter. But up to this day, she hasn’t replied to us,” Rodney Williams said.”

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    MIA “CARES” ONLY ABOUT ABOUT THE “WHITE SHADOWS” AND HER BLP MATES WHO TRICKED AND FOOLED THE STUPID VOTING PUBLIC.

    LOOK OUT FOR MORE OF THIS BEHAVIOR TO BE EXPOSED TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

    IF YOU ARE AMONG THE BLACK LOCAL MASSES PREPARE FOR MORE HARDSHIP AS MIA HAS DEAF EARS TO YOUR PLEAS, WHILST TONI MOORE HAS HER PICK SO YOUR ASSES REALLY IN DEEP DEEP SEWAGE.

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU “GIMME THE VOTE AND WATCH MUH”.

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  • @ Enuff November 19, 2020 11:10 AM
    “This is what I read:
    “After five years of controversy and legal challenges, a US$175 million revamped Hyatt Ziva Barbados Resort will finally get off the ground next month.””
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And from which propaganda medium did you extract your “facts” about the US$175 high-rise project?”

    From some recent vintage of last month’s NationNews or last week’s Barbados Today?

    Based on your regurgitated ‘coloured-red ‘facts’, should we expect to see your Lighthouse type erection start to rise like a phoenix from the ashes before Xmas 2020?

    You still have not told us who is paying for the ‘compulsory’ acquisition and quick demolition of the Ram rat shop?

    Why don’t you just rest yourself and accept you had your halcyon days of partisan criticism in the Sun prior to May 2018?

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  • Fowl Slave Enuff …why you don’t go help Mia get the people’s severance pay from crooks, so they can feed their children and pay their bills….at least it would be something constructive to do instead of going on and on about who said what like a goddamn 8 year old…..grow up…or grow more feathers or something…do something…

    here ya are trying to defend the Coverley dog kennels….that makes ya look so foolish and ya can’t even see it..

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  • Not only did govt lied snd misinformed on Cahill but the bogeyman tactics were applied about the WTE harmful impact on the environment
    Then the same principle was used when govt talked about building the Hyatt
    Well we know how well that project was spin all the way to the court
    Now in comes Chukka a jamaican tour operate who said that 9million dollars would be spent to upgrade and expansion projects done around the Caves
    Nothing was said as where .how and who would be doing the funding
    Also nothing was said on if environmental measures by way of planning would be done to ensure the expansion would not negatively impact or danger the Caves
    All i am saying that this govt now in office as used shady pathways to get whatever it needs done
    Btw i have been asking who are these College Negotiators
    Were these negotiators placed on the 2018 ballot box lol
    Also were does govt get all this excess funding to pay them

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  • @ac
    you are the BEST tool the BLP has.
    Everyday, almost without fail, you spew sh!!te, which for those trying to forget, cannot forget, the incompetence of that last administration of the GoB. A constant and daily reminder how and why an election ended up 30-0.
    Caves? The entity which the last administration FAILED to file annual reports for UMPTEEN years? And now they are slowly appearing, taxpayers discover the GoB was GIVING (Grants) the Caves MORE MONEY every year than the entity generated in REVENUE!!!! So the people of Barbados (Caves) were earning $2M in revenue, but it was costing $6M to earn that $2M and the GoB was paying the $4M difference. Really??
    And after that failure to provide accountability reports as stipulated by the laws of Barbados, and Caves is only one of several bodies in that situation, the NIS is #1 (and that will come back to bite all the ordinary Barbadians you like to talk about in the ass), here you are calling for Transparency? Remember a little $36M+ special purpose company called Clearwater Bay?
    The same one, over 40,000 HOURS ago, both the then MoF and MoT promised to provide an “update on”? The people never heard anything. That is transparency for yah. And you done know, it never filed a single annual report. For they were ‘above the laws’, but not ‘above the electorate’.
    If you truly love the DLP, and wish for its reincarnation within your lifetime, do the DLP a favour and cease reminding all and sundry how bad that last manifestation of the party was. And let those now in control, attempt to carve themselves a slice of a pie which looks nothing like the last one. Along with their own mouthpieces.

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  • @Mariposa

    You seem to bring out the awfulness in some people on BU. If they disagree with your politics, why can’t they just say that. If they want to engage you in discussion, then do so. But you seem to bring out a deep-seated nastiness in some of them which is worrying.
    I believe in free speech and think you have a right to express your views. They are people on BU I do not want to engage with for a variety of reasons and I just ignore them. That is good enough for me.
    They are also people who make up straw men and set about knocking them down, all for a cheap laugh. I find often your arguments are sound and well informed and for those who oppose you I will like to see what they have to say.
    It is now approaching three years since we have had the Mottley government yet some still want to look back at the Stuart years to justify their hostility to you.
    Some of those who do so know no better, the others are just incapable of challenging you on the arguments. Note the mob behaviour. It is the Bajan Condition.

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  • @Northern

    Are you saying that the (old) lady as described to WB is the patron saint of lost causes?

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  • So Fowl Enuff…yall still stealing land from Black people and selling it to crooks…and sinking ya victims into generational poverty as usual, with nothing to pass on to their children and grandchildren….thieves and sellouts.

    “The Nation Barbados
    1eftcSponfshored ·
    This is nine years since small farmer David Bourne put the land dispute saga involving him and Chinese investors of Chinados Construction to rest.
    However, the sordid affair which saw Bourne and his family evicted from land at Maxwell, Christ Church, where they had been living and farming for over five decades, is set to become a major issue again.
    Bourne told Nation News that two weeks ago surveyors descended on the last remaining portion of land which he has been farming and he was subsequently informed that his fruit trees would be bulldozed as the Chinese were taking over there too.
    When contacted at Chinados offices, a woman who identified herself as Sharon and said she was the interpreter for the owner of the property, pointed out that it was their land which they were developing.
    She said surveyors had visited the property and the trees would be removed. However, she questioned why Bourne had taken the issue to the newspaper. (Video by Maria Bradshaw)”

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  • @Northern Observer

    How can we forget the 750K paid to Richard Byer to review a cookie cutter agreement?

    https://barbadosunderground.net/?s=caves

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  • Just a matter of time before the Chinese pick up everything and kick ya fowl, ignorant asses off the island, ya better learn to breathe underwater.

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  • It’s the little phrases that get me…
    ” However, she questioned why Bourne had taken the issue to the newspaper. ”

    If he didn’t would that save the trees or change the outcome?

    The writer could have provided more background details so that we make an informed opinion

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  • The man was in debt. A debt collector told me.

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  • Sounds a little strange. More details needed.

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  • Funny how the local exchange negatives comments with each other. “I am a thief, but you are a bigger thief”

    If overseas Babe dare to speak up, they are throwing shade and are worse than traitors.

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  • These kinds of underhand discriminatory things could never happen if the TRAITORS for Caribbean leaders weren’t selling out the people.

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  • #7. never copy and save negative stuff to use it later. You are letting someone rent space in your head for free.

    Cuss and move on

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  • Theo…apparently this is an old dispute…but it’s not only in Barbados, Jamaicans and Trinidadians are crying out also about a Chinese invasion….the sellouts are desperate and will sell you out for anything….i just posted a video on TT, it should show up soon.

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  • Milluh
    As usual, once cornered, you resort to verbosity to compensate for the lack of content of your argument. It does not and will not change the following FACTS:

    I have nothing to do with Hyatt.
    The last price tag I saw for Hyatt in the newspaper is US$175M https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/03/24/hyatt-a-go-says-maloney/ and https://www.caribjournal.com/2020/05/25/barbados-hyatt-ziva-project/
    The last hotel I had any association with is priced at over US$1B.

    You may continue to spew your lies about me. When you are bereft of facts, you can only resort to speculation.

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  • I suspect that may be a business owned by a Trinidadian of Chinese heritage.
    However the double standards need to be exposed and condemned.

    The truth is that the same set of problems run throughout the Caribbean.
    We see that covid knocked all of their tourism based economies for six. Bobol/corruption is rampant throughout the islands.

    The Trinidadian Indian have been spewing sheer racism after the election.

    Just different little pots boiling the same stew.

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  • Reductio ad absurdum
    (Not gonna look up to see if is hot it right)
    Since there appears to be no end to the exchange, can you explain what is meant by association
    Guest
    Employee
    Beach bum
    Owner
    Give it a rest

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  • WURA
    “here ya are trying to defend the Coverley dog kennels….that makes ya look so foolish and ya can’t even see it..”

    Why do you tell so much lies? Somebody put you so? Where am I defending the dog kennels? I was merely reminding BU of your litany of lies. Instead of telling lies you should focus on finding the truth and you’d be aware that since Tuesday, a WHOLE day before the protest the matter of severance for CAH workers was settled. This is public information. Eight out of 200 or so workers protest with a UPP member. Interesting.🤔

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  • @Blogmaster
    mere ‘consulting fees’. If the trough feeder is a party supporter, all is good. If not, raise a lil hell. Same crap happens everywhere. If they are a ferner, like WildOats, then it becomes open season.
    The Chukka news is stale, it was on the blog weeks ago. In fact, WW&C was the first I saw to know about the RFP(??) and that was likely a year ago (??)
    I even see some elsewhere in apparent amazement, that the NIS got hammered in the default. Who the he!! did they think were buying the Government paper in the ‘home grown financing’ scheme? Alvin Cummins and other promoters? Steupse
    These topics must have been in a local paper today?

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  • “Instead of telling lies you should focus on finding the truth,”

    why does it sound like ya talking about Mia and the whole LYING CABINET…

    This says yesterday..

    “POSTED ON NOVEMBER 18, 2020
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    sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com
    Former CAH workers protest non-payment of severanceFormer workers of Caribbean Aircraft Handling want to know when they will be paid their severance. (Picture by Shanice King)
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    A small group of disgruntled former workers at Caribbean Aircraft Handling Co. Ltd. took to the streets in protest earlier today.

    For around four hours, around ten men and women waved signs and shouted near the roundabout by the Grantley Adams International Airport.

    Spokesman Rodney Williams said the issue was about the lack of severance payment.

    “We were part of the group that took the voluntary severance but have been getting the run around. The last thing they said was we would be paid yesterday but some of us haven’t heard anything,” he said.

    Tamesha Simpson said she got a call last night from a representative of the company telling her Government had dispensed funds but they could not get all their monies yet.

    “I was told I would get vacation and lieu days’ payment and the rest in the future. That’s not good enough; you can’t tell the water and phone they only getting some of their money,” she said.”

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  • @Northern Observer

    The tenders were public the noise in some quarters of recent is the critieria for shortlisting and final selection.

    #transparency

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  • “Alvin Cummins and other promoters? ”

    Ah wonder what became of Maximus Fowl Alvin…he just disappeared..

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  • Public service.

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  • WURA
    Go and do more research.

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  • Fowl Slave Enuff……ya ain’t ready and never will be..

    we’ve been through numerous fowls on BU…ya were right here and saw them come and go…

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  • David
    If the government had given that contract to a local white company, the Mariposas would still cuss them. I recall the Weatherhead politician man was very opposed to Chukka winning the bid. Yuh feel the Weatherhead company was one that put in a bid?🤔

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  • I want to hear the people got their severance money and they’re not the only ones left out in the cold either… how bout those slave plantation crooks from club Barbados….did their victims get their money yet?

    alyuh are now officially classified as illegally condoning and enabling slave plantations on the island, it only recently got fully exposed after the decades of evil shite all of you did…….. i think that image is not something ya want out THERE WITHOUT DISMANTLING all slave plantations, RACISM and CLASSISM……how bout that…

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  • David
    November 18, 2020 7:28 AM

    “@Walter
    The challenge is that for many who comment here (anonymously) they operate and support themselves from within the belly of the beast. A beast they wish to slay.”

    David,
    Here is the abbreviated version of the expenditure method of national accounting for any country:

    Y (Net National Income) = C (consumption) + I (investment) + G (Government) + X (Exports) – M (Imports)

    We know that in the case of Barbados, exports are way less than imports (coming from an unfavorable “balance of trade”, so (X – M) is a negative term.

    I leave it to the one-eyed giants on BU to school us on the magnitude of the role, if any, being played by investment in our macroeconomy.

    We are now left with the consumers of good and services, and Government. I suspect that you are referring to Government as the beast.

    No one really wants to slay the beast. It is the “beast masters” (the politicians and senior civil servants) that some want to get rid of or control, just to make sure that “goodies” start or continue to flow in their direction. As long as the “goodies” keep flowing, the welfare of the country can go to hell.

    An advisor to PM Freundel Stuart once counselled him to view Government as an organism with nipples. PM Stuart amplified that advice by publicly telling Barbadians that the government’s nipples were sore from being constantly and excessively sucked. With each passing day, these nipples are not only sore, they are becoming dry.

    The Government handpicks individuals and businessmen from the private sector and transforms them into millionaires by giving them lucrative “no bid” contracts. The Auditor General has cited example after example where “milk” flowed like a burst pipe from the government’s nipples, but little, shoddy, or no work was done.

    Some ministers and civil servants are not satisfied with their monthly salary paid by the treasury. They collude, operate businesses for themselves, their friends and families, and then direct “inside” contracts towards these businesses. That is one of the many ways (receiving kickbacks from, and bribing private sector individuals and businessmen are others) in which they generate wealth. No hard work needed. None done.

    The Government also provides a monthly salary for thousands of Barbadians who help to make up the low and middle income groups of the society. Some of these persons are barely able to pay their bills. They live “paycheck to paycheck” and will never create wealth. Others from these groups have recognized how the politicians, businessmen, and senior civil servants operate and have devised very creative ways of diverting money, which should rightfully go to the treasury, into their own pockets. There are some millionaires in these groups.

    So David, if you slay the beast, “the dog is dead.”

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  • WURA
    Was the payment of VSEP to former employees of CAH debated in Parliament Tuesday and money voted to do so?

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  • @ Enuff November 19, 2020 3:12 PM
    “As usual, once cornered, you resort to verbosity to compensate for the lack of content of your argument. It does not and will not change the following FACTS:”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So if you have nothing to do with the many incarnations of the Hyatt Ziva why do you continue to swallow the bullshit emanating from its imaginary Lighthouse?

    The man, like you is a BS, a sweet-talking stranger to the truth and a fool to reality.

    That commitment to begin the construction of the Hyatt was made in the presence of your PM in May 2020.

    You even confirmed as ‘factual’ that construction would have started the following month. This is November.

    Have see any hive of activity to help stimulate the construction sector and to help in the vital recovery of the Bajan economy as promised ad nauseam?

    Does that man have a couple of hundred US$ million sitting in an overseas bank account ready to invest in a very risky sunset industry in Barbados especially in a world with a very uncertain future in the travel industry, pandemic or no pandemic?

    All that happened is that the expected source of financing, the NIS just like the workers’ housing credit fund, is no longer there for the easy tapping.

    The query still remains: Who is paying for the compulsory acquisition and demolition of the Ram rat store and the old Tucker car shop?

    In whose books would these ‘start-up’ costs be capitalized?

    Visions or BTII?

    While the Lighthouse grass is growing on the Hyatt beach the Bajan economy horse is starving. And before the cat can lick his ears, the promised opening of the Lighthouse in 2022 will be upon you.

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  • Milluh – Keep trying to be right.

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  • @Walter

    Thanks for your comment, very insightful and on point.

    The reference to “slaying the beast” referred more to the ethos that prevails in the country with respect to Governance – implementation of projects, policy execution and enforcement of rules/laws/standards. The blogmaster wants to see more weight given to the investment variable.

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  • @ Enuff November 19, 2020 4:24 PM

    “Trying to be right”??

    It is for Barbados’s sake that you turn out to be right and the Hyatt is more than just another figment of your imagination like the many ‘ghost’ projects conceptualized under the previous DLP administration like the Andrews Sugarcane Factory, the Bridgetown Pierhead marina, the Sugar Point cruise ship terminal and the Cahill Nuclear plant.

    Why don’t you attack the other anxious parties concerned about the exceedingly slow start for the private sector projects to leave the investment planning pipeline and the expected financial blood transfusion flow through the presently comatose economy?

    The investment magnate with little-money fingers stuck in too many project pies should concentrate on getting his Hard Rock Casino hotel up and ready.

    After all the Blue Horizon is just small change in the grand scheme of the Hyatt Lighthouse things.

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  • Some ministers and civil servants are not satisfied with their monthly salary paid by the treasury. They collude, operate businesses for themselves, their friends and families, and then direct “inside” contracts towards these businesses. That is one of the many ways (receiving kickbacks from, and bribing private sector individuals and businessmen are others) in which they generate wealth. No hard work needed. None done.

    Xxxxxxx

    SEEMS LIKE SINCE YOU ARE NOW LIVING OVERSEAS YOU HAVE HAD A DAMASCUS MOMENT AND SEEN THE LIGHT.

    THIS WASN’T SO WHEN YOU WERE IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST AND TRYING TO GET A POLITICAL PICK UNDER THE FORMER DLP GOVERNMENT.

    YOU NEVER SCREAMED WHEN YOUR CROOKED MINISTER MATES WERE RAPING THE TREASURY WITH THEIR SCHEMES.

    SOME OF YOU ARE PURE HYPOCRITES.

    AS SUCH YOU WILL NEVER BE IN THE SAME CLASS AS WILLIAM SKINNER WHO RAN IN A THIRD PARTY NOT KNOWN TO BE FLEECING BLACK BAJAN TAXPAYERS ON THE 2 X 3 ISLAND.

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  • I asked questions about Caves and govt agreement and some yardfowl jumps off the fence blowing hot air out the backside
    Who de hell is this govt than no one can question
    Trying to shout me down and talk about last govt failures not going to stop me
    Caves is a public enterprises and any sensible barbadian would ask questions about the agreement
    Mia nor the blp does not own govt assests and as long as govt using tax payers for these projects or make any changes the right to know all that is being done can be asked of govt
    No wonder this govt called a. hole like u idiots
    Now go get a friggin life

    @ Hal u are correct

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  • Fowl Enuff..the people said he MONEY IS NOT READY, THEY WILL NOT BE GETTING ALL…and..they are NOT IMPRESSED because they CANNOT TELL THAT TO THE PHONE AND LIGHT AND POWER COMPANIES…plus they can’t buy FOOD with A DEBATE AND NO MONEY..

    ya ain’t start to RUN AROUND PUTTING OUT BLP FIRES YET….wait until the INFERNO STARTS…

    keep running around putting out fires, all ya feathers will soon be BURNT OFF…

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  • Wake up not all bajans are idiots
    Other social media platforms are keeping close eyes on this govt

    The 7.30 news this morning on VOB captured the voice of the General Secretary of the Unity Worker’s Union, Senator Caswell Franklyn suggesting that the BLP government would have to pay the severance for the hundreds of laid off hotel workers.

    That is a truism that should be clear to all right thinking Barbadians. Once again another section of this so-called private sector refuses to honour their national obligation. This now means that workers would have to be paid by the taxpayers, in other words they would now have to pay themselves.

    These hoteliers are part of that merchant class that had their NSRL removed, their corporation tax reduced from 40% to 5%, their had the VAT owed to government written off, their property taxes adjusted downwards and to top it off their were granted $300 million in free money from this conceptually dense minority BLP government.

    To now refuse to pay workers their severance is unconscionable and unpatriotic. I am certain that government will move without haste to pay the severance as there is already a plan in place that the monies saved by the hoteliers will find its way into the hands of despotic characters to be used in the general election planned for next year.

    Wake up from your slumber Barbadians. Who will stand up for workers now that the BWU has had its ovary removed?

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  • “After all the Blue Horizon is just small change in the grand scheme of the Hyatt Lighthouse things.”

    Miller..ah thought ya heard. Blue Horizon where they robbed the taxpayers is now a quarantine hotel…the criminals are still robbing the treasury…..still getting help from sellouts who said how corrupt they were…before elections,,,

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  • BLP/DLP SAME ONE TRICK PONIES WITH THE BLACK LOCAL MASSES AS WORN CARPET UNDER THEM TO BE TRODDEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

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  • So govt says it is leasing Caves to this tour operate
    For how much nobody knows
    Chukka says it will spend 9 million in upgrades at whose expense and how has the deal been arranged that Chukka would be so beneveloent to spend that much on a property that Chukka is leasing
    More smoke and mirrors all over the place and one jac.ass tell me it is ok mind my own business
    Uh tell uh i hate fuh u NO to be my financial manager
    Cause you would thief me blind and tell me to mind my own business
    What a lowlife scum …taxpayers money being spent by managers (govt) and this stinking yardfowl got nerve to tell taxpayer the money being spent is none of their business
    There are lot of ignorunt bajans out there and u got to be one of them

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  • Here is a govt spending millions in consulting fees and cant pay NIS to workers
    Forked up millions to the dying tourist industry
    Gave away millions in berthing fees to the cruise industry
    All in two years
    Not to mention the tax cuts and waivers
    Now having to hand out more millions in severance pay to bail out the hotel industry
    Blow up the NIS and not a toffee paper place on it
    All this at tax payers expense and some one arm bandit call No got nerve to talk bS

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  • @TheOG
    some years ago, the Blue Jays had a prolific third baseman called Josh Donaldson. I ‘think’ he was the AL MVP. Apart from his baseball prowess, he could be rather ‘odd’ at times. One of those, was he gave himself the nickname ‘Bringer of Rain’. Nobody really knew what it meant or signified, but fans yielded by appearing with umbrellas and raincoats whenever he went to bat.
    I think, since apparently many bloggers use multiple handles, you should be given exclusive access to the handle “Thrower of Shade”.

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  • #thattruthwasalreadyout

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  • 7.20 p.m. and still happy in Barbados. I can’t save the whole island, neither will I deny myself joy because others are not joyful but I can do my little bit to advance somebody.

    And today I did that.

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  • Austin “i often find your (Mariposa, s) comments sound and well informed”.This joker trying to Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy?2hat the hell i hearing? The biggest hyprocrite on this blog? Really? I think you need to have a mental check maybe jenkins.Tell us when has AC/ Mariposa ever posted any thing sensible on this blog?Most people ignore Mrs Mitchell and Mariposa except you because you can use her as a simpleton to help push your anti Mottley agenda and she does not have the sense to see through you.You certainly are not her friend.As for Mr Stuart and not mentioned by you Mr Thompson reign some of us will never forget their incompetence and you can spin that any way you like.Mr Thompson and Mr Stuart were the two worst PM , s in the history of Barbados in my view.Nothing you or the overseas bajans will change that.

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  • Lorenzo i.like how you yardfowld like to set people agenda
    First you become defensive then when that doesnt work you become offensive
    Yuh can use all that fowl sh..it talk.on others but not me
    The fact that i can say something about this govt and you respond with much vexation is a tell that much of what i say is a bad reflection on govt and it bothers you
    As i told David BU is not the only social platform and yes Mariposa would make comments on all abiu2t this govt policies which are hurting the poor
    Yuh joker

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  • Lorenzo (dawg) you ought to be ashamed to talk
    For ten years u got on BU talking about poor people.suffering cant pay their water bills
    The taxes killing every body a whole load of horse shit and yes Cahill was going to exterminate the country in a nuclear cloud
    Now this present govt with leader Mottley first thing done confiscate old peoples saving
    Increased taxes and fees at astronomical heights
    Water bills never in my life have i ever heard of water bills at the tune of 3000 and 6000
    People shi..tting bricks no job and yuh got nerve to come with attacks
    I am no idiot check yuh self yuh heartless rat

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  • TheOGazerts
    November 19, 2020 8:14 AM

    “Words do hurt. My father-in-law used to tell me “they are things that may wisely be thought that should not be said’. Sadly, he told me so more than once”

    TheOGazerts
    The advice from your father-in-law caused me to remember a poem that I had to learn by heart at Wesley Hall Primary School “late December back in ’63”. The poem was written by Thomas Love Peacock and was titled: “The Priest and the mulberry bush”.

    Here is the last stanza:

    “He stood with his head in the mulberry tree,
    And he spoke out aloud in his fond reverie;
    At the sound of the word the good mare made a push,
    And down went the priest in the wild-briar bush.
    He remembered too late, on his thorny green bed,
    Much that well may be thought cannot wisely be said.”

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  • David
    November 19, 2020 4:26 PM

    “@Walter

    The reference to “slaying the beast” referred more to the ethos that prevails in the country with respect to Governance – implementation of projects, policy execution and enforcement of rules/laws/standards.”

    David,
    In that case, the beast is Gargantua and so far we have be trying to slay it by commissioning the services of Don Quixote.
    If we live a hundred years, will we witness some headway?
    ” I doubt it, said the Carpenter, and shed a bitter tear.”

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  • Yall ignorant clowns in the haunted hoiuse allow in these racist ass, wicked slave masters to exploit and rob the people, then it’s the taxpayers have to pay for yall criminal activitites against ya own……and the best they can do is sit their asses in the haunted house and hold debate……..keep on with the slave society, don’t dismantle it, ya looking real good being exposed EVERYWHERE…

    Fowl Enuff …..mira, fuego, fuego!!

    “Government has been urged to take full responsibility for the severance payments crisis affecting hundreds of hotel workers across the island.

    This is the demand of veteran trade unionist and Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn, who argued that temporary adjustments to the Severance Payments Act made under the current administration are exposing workers to gross exploitation by their former employers.

    He was reacting to a recent decision by The Club Barbados Resort and Spa to go back on a promise to pay severance to approximately 150 staffers laid off at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Franklyn had consistently opposed the sunset legislation which granted just four weeks for workers sent home in March and April to claim severance, after 22 weeks of being laid off. Under the original legislation, axed employees had a 365-day period to trigger their severance. For most workers laid off since the national shutdowns, the window of opportunity expired between mid-September and October.

    Relying on promises of severance from their former employer on November 21, ex-employees of The Club Barbados opted not to trigger severance payments from the NIS.

    Adding insult to injury was an amendment to the original legislation that prevents workers laid off during the sunset period from approaching the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) to enforce severance pay.”

    Look Fowl Enuff…..another fire to put out…..and they just keep on coming…hope ya taking ya vitamins and got lots of agua.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/11/20/dry-taps-in-st-philip-communities/

    ” four-day water outage in Ebenezer and Sunbury Tenantry, St Philip and surrounding districts has left residents scratching their heads, and forced the closure of at least one school in the area.

    Residents told Barbados TODAY they had been without water since Monday and without any recent communication from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), they were in the dark as to when they would get water from their taps again.

    The situation has had an especially disruptive impact on Legacy Preparatory, a private school located in Ebenezee/”

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  • We will watch the sellouts in parliament dismantle their racist, classist, apartheid slave system..

    it should be quite the entertainment, they know well enuff how to stop Black people from benefitting medically and financially from the marijuan trade, so let’s see them dazzle us with their abilities to remove the toxic nastiness for a social construct and cursed lowlife racist crowd, they keep in place against the African population….and the beauty about this, they can no longer use Elizabeth as prop to claim the monarchy is stopping them from dismantling the slave system…..

    now that was a real brilliant move, dumping Elizabeth BEFORE they knew that UK and Europa are DEPENDANT ON AFRICA’s RESOURCES, ergo, no 50 billion dollar reparations….they must be so proud of themselves.

    ….let’s see them follow through…now they’re armed with that knowledge….we know they are in total disarray.

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  • So…yall hiding information on the NIS pension fund from the actuarial consulting firm…cause am sure everyone KNOWS EXACTLY HOW MUCH THEY STOLE individually…….. and expect them to give you a complete analysis and assessment………🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂…but we can fill in the most important gap for them, NIS is in dire straits because of DBLP AND THE MINORITY RACISTS TIEFING…..how bout that…

    “Barbados National Insurance Scheme, already vulnerable BEFORE Covid-19, has been left MORE financially exposed by the pandemic and needs urgent attention. That’s the assessment of Lisa Wade, principal, pensions and benefits at actuarial consulting firm, Eckler Ltd, who stressed, she was unable to fully diagnose the problem because of insufficient new information on the NIS finances.”

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  • WURA-War-on-UNovember 20, 2020 2:36 AM

    As I said already. The former employees need to seek legal advice. That also goes for those employees who have been paid off elsewhere. The situation as described by Senator Franklyn reflects a clear a case of the breach of natural justice as any, as the employees have basically been left without a remedy under the law.

    The arrangements should be challenged in court. I really cannot see government winning this one. Looks like bad legal advice / drafting to me.

    This may go to COA or CCA, if government does not settle it.

    As I said, a clear a case of the breach of natural justice as any, for a second reason also. One party has been put at a significant advantage over the other party to a contract, without fair and reasonable recompense.

    What a mess. But good things can come of it.

    You young and hungry lawyers, get to it, make a name for yourself! Get out your books, look at case law, pick the legislation apart. Consider the facts!

    Carpe Diem!!

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  • @Crusoe

    Why would the government allow this matter to go to court? For your information a meeting is scheduled between the BHTA and BWU et al next week to discuss the matter.

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  • WURA-War-on-UNovember 20, 2020 3:40 AM

    Only a complete donkey would not reason by now that the NIS fund was broke from when the BLP took over in 2018. Funds were irresponsibly used by the prior government, it is as simple as that.

    Now the pandemic has wax plax whatever repair has been done since. Let us be honest. The NIS Fund is broke, break, lick up, mashup, skinout. You know it, we all know it.

    When were the last audited financial statements? Imagine a national fund not having audited financial statements? Got to be mad.

    Only a backra johnny would believe anything out of that fund now.

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  • DavidNovember 20, 2020 6:05 AM

    Well then good thing. The question is why was the arrangement made in the first place?

    Most ill conceived. I guess we do things thinking we are well meaning, but is was clearly one sided.

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  • @Crusoe

    We can speculate – some will say it was an error, some will say it was deliberate. The usual theory x and y mambo jumbo. Let us see how it plays out now that the relevant parties are scheduled to sit at the table.

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  • Crusoe….Caswell has been ringing that bell for months and now it seems that the sellout negros of the haunted house…wilfully and MALICIOUSLY SET UP THESE VULNERABLE EMPLOYEES…due to THEIR SKIN COLOR, vulnerablities and reduced social status ….. all because of the sell out negros own black face wickedness.

    “The arrangements should be challenged in court. I really cannot see government winning this one. Looks like bad legal advice / drafting to me.”

    just recently when one of the parliamentarians ADVISED Mia to get BETTER political advisors, was he not forced to apologize…so NOW LET HER REAP THE GRAPES OF WRATH…..the political evil that was nurtured in the 1950s will not work, nor does it have any place in the 21st century….continually setting up to push ya own people’s progress back in 30-40 increments generationally can now be seen for WHAT IT REALLY IS and acted upon….SELLOUTS…

    the people have to start holding Mia and her GANG of LIARS responsible for all their little set up schemes AGAINST black people….black sellouts ARE TO BE PERMANENTLY MARKED, SHUNNED AND CHASED OUT OF PUBLIC LIFE…

    this is how black sellout government officials are preceived in other sophisticated forums, no one holds back.

    this one involves the video with the Chinese BEING ALLOWED TO TAKE over Trinidad.

    “thats the nigga govt that lets them do that. why is he blaming the chinese, black people need to quit blaming others for shit that happens in their country when its THEIR GOTDAMNED COON ASSGOVTS THAT LET IT HAPPEN . next.”

    this one involves the sellout negro in Kentucky

    “He’s a puppet! And a black faced white supremecist!!! No good for the black nation on any level! That’s why Harriet Tubman had to kill some negroes that got in her way of trying to free our enslaved ancestors! Like Daniel Cameron types!”

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  • Crusoe…there was nothing well meaning about that set up, it was done DURING COVID…it’s clear that there would be A FALLOUT from the lack of tourists…so why would the “intelligent” dummies draft such a piece of shit law KNOWING IT WOULD BACKFIRE…..remember they said they are intelligent…i keep telling them they are stupid as fcuk…..crookedness tends to cloud the judgement of thieves and sellouts..

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  • continually setting up to push ya own people’s progress back in 30-40 YEAR increments generationally can now be CLEARLY seen for WHAT IT REALLY IS and acted upon….SELLOUTS…

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  • Crusoe yuh need to stop writing sh.it and read what Caswell said in the BToday article how govt set up these workers to be hamstrung by the employers with changes in employees rights laws that overturn most of the rights to employers
    This heartless bunch never gave a rats a.sss about black bajans from day one when they entered parliament
    Please tell how many laws have govt pass in two years that have helped black people
    Go check and see who have been the principle beneficials and still are the same hotel industry that got tax cuts tax waivers and govt 3million dollar hand outs
    Meanwhile the workers got to go begging for the monies the employers owe them
    Now it might comedown to taxpayers having to foot the bill
    This is a scandal beyond reasons and having an incompetent govt having no care whatsoever for the poor working class
    In any other country these hotel mcguffies would be hauled off to jail for theft
    Go figure heartless callous bunch

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  • And worst of all the govt goes about adding more insult to the workers plight with smoke and mirrors pretentious games of paasing out forms which indicate that the workers can get monetary relief through the NIS fund which Caswell says is a sham
    David on to your defense counsel rest its case

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  • Isn’t it a hoot you have to rely on Caswell who you have maligned on the blog to represent your view. What is the DLP’s position on the matter? Or is Verla too busy managing defectors.

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