Travel from Barbados to Select West African Countries and Back

Submitted by Roslyn Shepherd

Demand for travel determines the servicing of routes by airlines.

The pandemic has triggered economic hardship worldwide, failures and or downsizing of some airlines, and in the absence of a definitive end to the effects of the pandemic, an on-going contraction in the demand for travel. This is bad news for Barbados whose economy is tourist dependent.

Whilst the country is in a wait and see position, it might well be beneficial if it looks at establishing a connection with Western Africa via air travel. As the most easterly Caribbean country, Barbados is nearest to West Africa, 6,406 km from Ghana and 7,431 km from Nigeria. There are seventeen (17) West African countries of which Nigeria and Ghana have a population of 100 million and 30 million respectively. Ghana is defined as a third world country but with the world fastest growing economy in 2019 and Nigeria, a rich 4th world country. Both Ghana and Nigeria have controlled the spread of Covid-19 and could be the main routes.

Demand for travel between Barbados and Ghana and Nigeria would have to be assessed by the Government of Barbados. In the absence of information, Barbados could benefit from promoting its educational institutions from primary to tertiary level. Parents who can afford tuition plus boarding and all the incidental costs might for a variety of reasons, prefer their children being schooled outside of the country. It might also be possible for Chefette to expand into West Africa. How Barbados can benefit from other aspects of oil rich Nigeria and agricultural based Ghana will also require research.

This suggestion is not new; both Jamaica and Guyana tooted flights to Africa but they failed to materialize. However, the present economic climate might just be right to follow through with these West African airline routes. Though flying to Barbados, most of Virgin Atlantic airplanes have been grounded by the pandemic. Dire warnings about the continued spread of Covid-19 in the USA, UK and even Europe do not indicate this airline will return to full flight in the short term. With assets grounded and the airline bleeding money, Sir Branson might well be receptive to a route from Barbados to West African countries. His planes would be back in the air earning money. There’s no direct competition. Ticket prices can be relatively cheap because the airline would be flying to an oil rich country, Nigeria. However, the viability of each route is incumbent on Barbados justifying demand.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if the former slaves in the Caribbean reverse the slave triangle to carve out trade between West Africa and the Caribbean and even North and South America.

This challenge is not outside the Prime Minister of Barbados’ orbit. The PM has resource people who can pull together a comprehensive Business Proposal. Her several interviews at the international level has raised her profile which should lead to contact and persuasion of the key international asset providers, Sir Branson or the alternative British Airways and though not discussed herein, the governments of Ghana and Nigeria.

This is not a start-up business where projected minimum start-up capital would be around $22 million in the first year as per a Business Plan done for a proposed new airline in 2010. The airport hubs, planes, personnel, etc., already exists. It would be interesting to know the flaw(s) in my idea.

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  • Apparently colonialism has assigned us different role. Evident in this thread is the negativity. As I do not like the Prime Minister I will focus on some of her negative actions to justify pulling down an idea. Not only that I will assert that the Africans colonial mentality prevents them from
    assessing a business venture such as travel to and closer ties with the Caribbean along with having a different launching point into North and South America and even Europe. I’ll not stop there but will mock and ridicule anyone who doesn’t hold my view point. Finally I’ll be constant with my barrage. If this doesn’t show mental slavery, I don’t know what does. Brainwashing can take decades to correct. Would be interesting to read ideas how to do so as well as how best to stop institutional racism.

    There is no going back to the pre COVID period. Change is inevitable. We can either manage it or let it manage us. Sadly I don’t even believe those at the highest level are cognizant that the old ways won’t work any longer. This labour debacle is a case in point. What is even more concerning from my experience is the down right disrespect for labour, exhibited and expressed by a senior labour official.

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  • Africans do not need to come to Barbados for a holiday as they have got sunshine all year already, they may set up businesses though. There is a lot of merit for Bajans to travel to Africa for business and going back to their roots for cultural educational trips.

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  • @William 6:27 a.m.
    A gem. Worth reading two or three times.

    One of the great thing about the blog is that we are able to see the viewpoints of others. Sure, we do some rocking, mocking, fighting and cussing, but there are many jewels that are strewn across the landscape.
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    I can understand those who object to some of the negative comments, but have they stopped to consider the negative comments are fact based and are not lies? Have they stopped to consider that we reached this point because of our love for secrecy and because our remedy is to try to silence the victims instead of punishing the perpetrators of injustices?

    In the age of the ‘new’ media, the remedy is to clean up your act. New media ripped the lid off of Pandora’s box.

    #ItIsNotShade_ItIsTheTruth
    #NastinessThrivesWithSecrecy
    #CleanUpYourAcTDonTryToSilenceTheTruth

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  • The petty are only interested in covering up wickedness and there are those who condemn the posts then copy them, reword them and believe people don’t notice, because they want to pretend to be prim and proper while hiding human rights violations….all ya gotta do is observe them and ya learn all their weaknesses….those are the ones totally incapable of original thought let alone any forceful forward movement to make significant changes….BU is packed to capacity with those types of nuisances…we know the ones who are genuine, they can’t hide, because they don’t pretend..

    Again, history is replete with factual evidence that these are the frauds that got people like Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Rodney King etc and a host of black freedom fighters imprisoned or killed and they must be AVOIDED AT ALL COST…

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  • It is a misnomer. The falsity that there is some impermeable wall between corporate culture and culture generally. Meaning that we are to blind our eyes to all the happenings around us to mek a dollar.

    That there is some unholy sacrament about business which makes it desirous of some unique consideration outside the four walls of lived experiences.

    Even if and when markets are developed they are never free never fair and require eternal protection. This in and of itself goes to the general cultural construct.

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  • @ TheOGazerts December 5, 2020 8:51 AM
    “I can understand those who object to some of the negative comments, but have they stopped to consider the negative comments are fact based and are not lies? Have they stopped to consider that we reached this point because of our love for secrecy and because our remedy is to try to silence the victims instead of punishing the perpetrators of injustices?”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Now what a “Gem” of words of wisdom straight from the mouth of the BU philosopher!

    Telling the TRUTH must never be perceived as negative. Lies, yes; but never the Truth.

    It is the one thing that can be used as a light to remove the “shade” of self-conceit and set you free as a nation while striving for improvement.

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  • Again, history is replete with factual evidence that these are the frauds that got people like Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Walter Rodney of Guyana etc and a host of black freedom fighters imprisoned or killed and they must be AVOIDED AT ALL COST..they can actually be termed poison letter writers…

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  • “If this doesn’t show mental slavery, I don’t know what does. Brainwashing can take decades to correct. Would be interesting to read ideas how to do so as well as how best to stop institutional racism.”

    there are already people operating at a higher vibration putting systems in place, as you said it could take decades, and those who are too mentally confused, read Mia erc, although i can never say i don’t like her, it’s her attitude and policies are the problem, she cannot be involved because she is OWNED by those who are keeping institutionalized racism and exploitation of Black people alive, is an enabler and a massive part of the problem, not the solution.

    but make no mistake, it’s being worked on at an international level…..but can’t be publicly revealed because of the usual suspects, who go out of their way to be destructive and try to interfere.

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  • Brainwashing can take decades to correct. Would be interesting to read ideas how to do so as well as how best to stop institutional racism.

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  • “Brainwashing can take decades to correct. Would be interesting to read ideas how to do so as well as how best to stop institutional racism.”

    stopping institutional racism is a life purpose and a lifetime mission and the reason why people are put in a place in a certain time
    you should view racism from it’s original purpose of power and domination (like rape in prison) the view that people were superior or an inferior sub species was to justify the wickedness.

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  • “Telling the TRUTH must never be perceived as negative. Lies, yes; but never the Truth.

    It is the one thing that can be used as a light to remove the “shade” of self-conceit and set you free as a nation while striving for improvement.”

    there are those who would be very happy to bamboozle and mamaguy Africans into picking up their hard-earned money and spend on vacation….with goddamn racist hoteliers mind you, not many hotels owned by Black people on the island…or pick up money by the tens of millions of dollars to invest on the island…which will be IMMEDIATELY REDIRECTED to the same racist parasites, but would not want Africans to ever know the true nature of the BEASTS IN BARBADOS…these are truly very DANGEROUS PEOPLE…..and when they get robbed by the same crooks….blame them as the victims….truly repulsive.
    well tough shit…because the Africans will be INFORMED ABOUT YOU CRABS…

    Miller…truly disgusting, wild animals have more of a social conscience, because they take care of their own, regardless of demographics.

    I’ve reached the stage where I know MANY CANNOT BE TRUSTED…so they will be kept at a constant cyber distance……

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  • A thing is not necessarily true or untrue. It could be both.

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  • @TheOGazerts
    Thanks.
    Peace

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  • I will give one piece of advice though, although no one will listen and i really dont care if they do, yall are the ones already look stupid and ya have to degrade even futher to look stupider…but if there is any true leadership in that haunted house, not holding my breath….Mia would start by getting ALL CRIMINAL MINORITIES completely and totally out of the majority Black population’s economic and social affairs…..eg…treasury, pension fund, loans … EVERYTHING……dd i mention am not holding my breath, cause that’s kinda hard to do when yall are OWNED lock stock and barrel by the same minority criminals..

    everything else is offlimits, only a certain group of people have acces to certain information…..and ya will have to figure it all the rest on ya own…since ya already know everything about everything..

    even now am still not being selfish..

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  • Truth must be framed in perspective.

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  • WURA
    An idiot you say…but not a liar.

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  • WURA
    Many contend that the biggest evidence of self-hate and betrayal of blavkness is marrying white. I say no more.

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  • Langston Hughes/Quotes

    What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?

    Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

    I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

    I will not take ‘but’ for an answer.

    I stay cool, and dig all jive, That’s the way I stay alive. My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return.

    Negroes – Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day – They change their mind.

    I swear to the Lord I still can’t see Why Democracy means Everybody but me.

    I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.

    As I learn from you, I guess you learn from me— although you’re older—and white— and somewhat more free. This is my page for English B.

    Like a welcome summer rain, humour may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

    Langston Hughes

    Backlash Blues

    Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
    Just who do think I am
    You raise my taxes, freeze my wages
    And send my son to vietnam
    You give me second class houses
    And second class schools
    Do you think that all the colored folks
    Are just second class fools
    Mr. Backlash, I’m gonna leave you
    With the backlash blues
    When I try to find a job
    To earn a little cash
    All you got to offer
    Is your mean old white backlash
    But the world is big
    Big and bright and round
    And it’s full of folks like me
    Who are black, yellow, beige and brown
    Mr. Backlash, I’m gonna leave you
    With the backlash blues
    Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
    Just what do you think I got to lose
    I’m gonna leave you
    With the backlash blues
    You’re the one will have the blues
    Not me, just wait and see

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  • Others contend that miscegenation invites the genocide of the regressive genotypes.

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  • @ PachamamaDecember 5, 2020 10:02 AM
    “A thing is not necessarily true or untrue. It could be both.”
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    That’s a cop-out. LoL!

    It’s call sitting on the fence which is good when it comes to the affairs of men (and mice).

    ‘Facts’ can change like the Earth was once seen as being flat and one could be put to death for arguing differently.

    Would you say that your favourite book is full of ‘facts’ or the Truth revealed to mankind? Yet millions of people (some very highly educated) do ‘see’ it as ‘factually true’ like our Dear John and the two great popes (GPs).

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  • @ 555dubstreetDecember 5, 2020 10:45 AM
    “Langston Hughes”
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    Wow!! Now Langston Hughes!

    Kiki aka “555dubstreet” the man of many cultural genres.

    From the ‘black’ hall of fame of Music to political radicalism to soul-searching poetry.

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  • The Miller
    You seem to have discern the deeper philosophical meanings on which many a dissertation has been penned

    No cop out!

    And yes we have long determined, at the risk of ending up in a nonexistent hell, that that book of lies is replete from gen to rev.

    But even within or around that cesspool of lies there is a bedrock of the truisms of Afrikan spiritualism as a hidden, plagerized, foundation as stolen by the Piso family of popes to construct their bibical lies.

    There maybe many other examples where truth and falsehood coexist.

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  • “WURA
    An idiot you say…but not a liar.”

    you’re a consummate and well known liar on BU who don’t remember the last lie ya told…..ya famous….ya got caught in ya own lie already…lol

    “Many contend that the biggest evidence of self-hate and betrayal of blavkness is marrying white. I say no more.”

    fowl slave will contend anything, repeat anything, condemn anything and then still go marry someone white, those are the real FRAUDS AND TRAITORS….ya can find any number of them on here hiding…..even worse ya support WHITE THIEVES WHO ARE RACIST ROBBING YA OWN PEOPLE by the billions of dollars, stealing their tax dollars and pension fund, ya have no shame…fraud..

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  • “But even within or around that cesspool of lies there is a bedrock of the truisms of Afrikan spiritualism as a hidden, plagerized, foundation as stolen by the Piso family of popes to construct their bibical lies.

    There maybe many other examples where truth and falsehood coexist.”

    and then some…the truth is astounding.

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  • At the end of the day, everything is out there for who wants to access the info, by searching, so tough luck to the traitors and spies, yall already wasted all ya time and energy being low vibration, that’s where yall will remain till the end of ya days,…stuck….ya own mental purgatory.

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  • this is the perfect time for ALL BLACK BUSINESSES TO RISE…..black people should be BUYING BLACK ONLY from here on going forward, shut down all racist businesses….who have ROBBED GENERATIONS OF BLACK PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND…with the help of sellouts..

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    THIS IS THE MOST PROFOUND AND TRUEST STATEMENT YOU HAVE WRITTEN ON BU.

    BUSINESSES CAN’T EXIST WITHOUT ONGOING REVENUE INCOMING RE MONEY WHETHER THEY BE BLACK, INDIAN OR WHITE OWNED.

    TAKE THAT AWAY BY NOT PURCHASING THEIR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL BRING THEM TO THEIR KNEES AND REMOVE THE POWER THAT THEY FEEL THEY HAVE OVER THE LOCAL BLACK BAJAN MASSES

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  • Here is a good idea for MIA AMOR MOTTLEY.

    How about passing a HERITENCE TAX for Barbados????

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  • @groslyn

    Another insightful comment.

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  • “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”

    With or without the white man’s co-operation.

    Langston Hughes poetry is studied at CXC.

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  • And believe it or not, my money is thus spent as much as is possible. It is not possible to cut them out altogether at present. If we would join together and set up more diverse businesses, then it would become possible.

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  • Baje we call that short sighted thought process the Mugabe effect.

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  • At least stimulate your minds.

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  • The closest barbados will get in doing business with Africa happened a few months back when Mia traded the bones of our slave ancestors for some Ghana trinket
    Also Ghana sending the Ghana COVID infected “nurses”
    Other than that Africa culture and way of living is miles apart from small islands in the Cartibbean basin

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  • @ Mariposa

    We are just going by skin colour and inheritance. So, using that logic, the white Americans and Australians are Europeans? And all humanity are now Africans, since we all came from Lucy? When do we cut the navel string?
    There are 7000 Caribbean islands and 44m people. That is enough for me, thanks.

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  • William…read somewhere that the house approved legalization of marijuana, the senate is another story going forward, they at least are taking a step toward moving out of the dark ages…not everyone is that intelligent..

    .what’s going on with the punching above their weight, pedigreed anyone knows…maybe the fowls know.

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  • The throw a shade and overseas crew out in full force. No policy or intiative is good for you lot. The natives deserve to suffer, die maybe.

    That said it is another beautiful day in Barbados.

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  • Barbados could import African Culture
    (as well as all other world cultures)
    to complement it’s legacy of British and American (slave / capitalistic) culture
    when poor blacks talk about building bigger bank it’s usually in context of mind body and soul more than monies

    The Unfinished Revolution
    Reggae Sounds, Shocking Dub

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  • 🙂 pick-a-noise/salemites/tin foil/throw a shade/overseas crew
    🙂 I am not feeling the love. I am beginning to feel they love Mariposa more than they love the ‘overseas crew’

    I will have to write down the list of names. I may be missing a few

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  • Chinese in Barbados are the elephants in the room. When history is written Stuart and McClean must be blamed for bringing this on the people of Barbados. Thirty pieces of silver.
    Just read the number of stories about China in the Advocate; just look at the Confucius Society at the UWI. I am sure the Chinese funds it fully, including designing the curriculum and hiring the staff. All Trojan horses.

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  • When I lived in St. Lucia some time back , I noticed many Business that the WHITE BAJANS in Barbados have locked down, were owned and operated by BLACK ST. LUCIANS.

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  • @ Enuff December 5, 2020 10:38 AM
    “WURA
    Many contend that the biggest evidence of self-hate and betrayal of blavkness is marrying white. I say no more.”
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    So what would you call it if white marries black or black marries Indian (brown) or Chinese?

    Your outlook on life is limited only by the size of your brain.

    Mother Nature, through her ‘slave’ called Evolution, requires miscegenation among humans for the species to survive and to maintain the ‘Adam &’Eve’ project.

    BTW, we still want to know if your Mal(m)oney man is going to present the people of Barbados with a New Year’s gift worth US$175 million (or will it rise to US$200 mill because of Covid-20) currently sitting in the bank and earning a ROI of zilch.

    The Bajan economy is in really bad shape and would do with a good shot (of investment money) in the arm to jump-start it out of its current comatose state before the country experiences the full effects of a Great economic and social Depression similar to what occurred in the 1930’s.

    When are Bajans going to get something similar to the ‘Roosevelt New Deal’ which could be easily dubbed the Mal(m)oney Deal for the gentrification of Bridgetown?

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  • “Chinese in Barbados are the elephants in the room”

    Hal is renown for his hatridge of all other coloured racists like an ignoramus

    @ DofBu
    I would like to disassociate myself from Hal in the same overseas posse
    and be put into a separate one-love posse as I believe people are people
    and we are individuals not races with ugly faces

    the younger generation are liberal minded not closed conservative minds
    so there is an intergenerational and spiritual and moral gap between us
    we are blessed and more conscience than the oldies

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  • (*) Typo err

    s/b Hal is renown for his hatridge of all other coloured races* like an ignoramus

    to reiterate I my point
    I need to put into a separate crew from Hal
    or it is tools down and calls for a BU picket Strike

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  • A big stadium concert in Barbados would have the whole population in the crowd audience

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  • @Kiki

    Barbadians are a generous people. We have always been receptive of others to our shores. Bottomline we are all human beings.

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  • When I lived in St. Lucia some time back , I noticed many Business that the WHITE BAJANS in Barbados have locked down, were owned and operated by BLACK ST. LUCIANS.

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    YOU ARE CORRECT.

    THERE IS A REASON WHY BARBADOS IS KNOWN AS “Little England” AND MANY IGNORANT BLACKS FEEL PROUD TO SAY SO.

    I FIND IT SO AMAZING THAT SOMEONE OF A DIFFERENT PIGMENTATION COULD LIVE SO HIGH OFF THE HOG WHILST BEING A SMALL MINORITY ON THE 2 x 3 ISLAND WHILST THE OTHER BEING THE MAJORITY DARKER PIGMENTATION CATCHING HELL.

    TIME TO BE SMARTER AND WISER WITH THE FEW DOLLARS IN YOUR POCKETS OR BANK ACCOUNTS.

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  • Miller…this should sound familiar to many, black people creating all the wealth, getting robbed and mistreated and a bunch of greedy, lazy minority as*holes robbing them their money…with the help of parliament rats…

    Don’t mind dumbass Enuff, short attentionn span probably forgot all about that nonsense already, they like to pimp into each other’s bedroom too much and then they want to berate Grenville for the sames thing…..

    “For 350 years, slavery was the heart of the Brazilian economy. According to historian Emilia Viotti da Costa, 40 percent of the 10 million enslaved African brought to the New World ended up in Brazil. Enslaved persons were so pivotal to the economy that Ina von Binzer, a German educator who lived in Brazil in the late 1800s, wrote: “In this country, the Blacks occupy the main role. They are responsible for all the labor and produce all the wealth in this land. The white Brazilian just doesn’t work.”

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  • (Quote):
    And believe it or not, my money is thus spent as much as is possible. It is not possible to cut them out altogether at present. If we would join together and set up more diverse businesses, then it would become possible. (Unquote)
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    This Covid-19 pandemic is a blessing in disguise even if presented in the form of a ‘Trojan’ which should never be treated as gift horse tagged #BLM.

    This is the final opportunity for blacks to exercise control over their spending power in order to achieve far greater economic enfranchisement than presently obtains.

    If blacks in places like Barbados with a majority population of over 90 % of African descent do not seize a much greater share of the economic and commercial ownership and control pie then crapaud smoke the black people pipe.

    If Covid doesn’t do it for them (open their eyes), then God could as well’ do it (in)’ to them.

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  • The best thing about London is it is multi-culti with people from every country in the world living here mixing up

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/12/04/btcolumn-keep-the-talk-madam-pm/
    I think this guy is on the island. I wonder if he falls in any of the other categories
    pick-a-noise/salemites/tin foil/throw a shade/overseas crew

    From BT
    But Mottley is about words, and the more she speaks the emptier they get. So much: “not bout here”, “not under my watch”, “this is who we are” and “we are in this together” – all just catch phrases designed to stir emotion.

    When Ms Mottley was under pressure from the public to reduce the size of the cabinet, she relented but assured those disposed that she will find alternative sources of income for them.

    All but one has been given lifelines. She has now promised defectors from the DLP that a bed will be found for them, and another consultant has been added to the scores that draw food from the treasury.

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  • Difference with Derek is that he was not throwing a whole lot of shade between 2008 and 2018. In short, for whatever reason, he took a break.

    There is nothing good about Barbados or stay-at-home Barbadians. We are the most wretched of the most woebegone place on earth. All the best people escaped toThe Great White North leaving the rejects who had no options behind. We spend our days trying desperately to distinguish our asses from our elbows.

    I propose we invite the superior beings back to tell us which is which.

    There ends the BU offerings for today. In a nutshell. No need for further comment. 😊

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  • But Mottley is about words, and the more she speaks the emptier they get. So much: “not bout here”, “not under my watch”, “this is who we are” and “we are in this together” – all just catch phrases designed to stir emotion

    Things that a snake would utter

    Eves first encounter with a snake in the garden of. Eden

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  • A comment:
    For the record… I have never made the any of the above claims.
    Also most comments are usually directed towards the political class/leader and not the average Barbadian. In fact, the average Barbadian is in our prayers,

    You must admit our leaders are not performing as they should

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  • Mia has been borrowing money galore and the yardfowls and the once vocals are silent. We are moving at warp speed to become a failed devalued state. How many loans are getting paid.

    @David, can you please do a blog on how much this administration has borrowed.

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  • WURA
    Nobody peeped in your bedroom. You declared on BU your marriage to a white man. Then the pathological liar you are said I made it up. You love black people so much but couldn’t marry one. Then again you cuss us black folk daily on BU.

    Milluh
    I would call them people in love who are not hypocrites. Keep trying. You can never win with me. Once you start uninformed, the end must be uninformed. One of these days I gine provide all my receipts and gi u a heart attack.

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  • WURA
    I just see your comment that I got caught in my own lie…LMBAO! Kindly remind me.

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  • Barbados can look at it’s Independence part II sequel separation from Queen Elizabeth as head of state as a Rebirth a new life or a new beginning to start afresh with some new dreams and new plans in the modern world and forget about the past to live in the present.

    What took me so long, I just realised my stumbling blocks were stepping stones..

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  • @ Bajans all.

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    Barbadians, no matter where you are in the world, Barbados will always be ready to welcome you ”

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  • No, you have never made any of those statements. Others have in so many words. And when I and a few others call them out, you rush in and defend them. I don’t think you realise what you do.

    And of course, yes, I do admit that our leaders are not performing as they should. And we the people also have to do a better job of holding them accountable.

    But perspective, man! You guys get carried away!

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  • “I just see your comment that I got caught in my own lie…LMBAO! Kindly remind me.”

    who got time for ya smallminded, smalltime, small island mentality shit, you shouild be imploring Mia to work on the MENTAL SLAVERY of the local Black population that she lamented and cried about on ITV UK, there are those willing to help, i offered advice on more than one occasion……..ya should be further encouraging her to get the white trash and other minorities who have been robbing FOR DECADES the treasury, pension fund and all the opportunities that rightfully belongs to the BLACK MAJORITY, their children and grandchildren, completely out of the majority Black population’s socio-economic affairs, everyone is working on a new beginning, selling out only benefit sellouts….and not the Black population who elected them…

    Time to get out of the 17th century colonial mentality…everyone else is making a fundamental effort to move forward, am saying that based on something i saw yesterday that actually blew me away, we have advanced much further than even i thought, time to keep up the momentum…sorry, can’t share, definitely sometime in the future, such significant progress will not stay hidded from Africans, it’s too futuristic…

    so Fowl Slave Enuff and the whiners and moaners…get off ya asses an start being useful TO THE BLACK POPULATION IN BARBADOS for once in ya nuisance lives. writing dumb shit all day long, that has no substance and never project intelligent thinking power is never useful…ya must have the ability to MAKE PEOPLE THINK.

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  • “You can never win with me. Once you start uninformed, the end must be uninformed. One of these days I gine provide all my receipts and gi u a heart attack.”

    give me heart attack, nuisance i posted receipts already right on BU and ya did not even notice….cause ya didn’t know what ya were looking at, no one did, i was amazed, seeing as ya always talking as though we have met and you know all about me, ya little gossip. You have nothing that anyone would want to win from, fowls never do, the blighted plight of the yardfowl, no one respects a fowl..

    glad that i was so impressed by the positive that moved me so much yesterday, I went to bed early and didn’t see this utter shite ya posted to attempt to intrude, the lowest common denominator plaguing black minds, is mental brainwash to not be able to move on to higher levels of consciousness, many of you on BU is a poster child for ignorance, backwardness, living in an alternate world of the mentally enslaved, always attempting to reduce each other to ya gossipy lowness……don’t work on people like me…never has, never will…that’s the reason so many of you are stuck on BU posting the same useless shite over and over and not even peppering it with useful knowledge, that anyone can actually learn something from and ya can’t even see it…far be it from me to continue warning you or to show you how to remove those scales, it’s all on you……and actually entertainment for me when there is little else to do.

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  • BTW…Fowl Enuff…ah notice when ya get TRAPPED IN A CORNER…that’s the same shite ya come with over and over…..lol….deer in the headlights…..ya have no power, not even the power to make statements that could cause a ripple in anyone’s conscious thought, that’s a very lonely existence…

    When you witness something that so inspired and saw further avenues for massive change, improvements for the African mind to embrace, the above are the type of comments ya write and post….not the crap I see so often and is a gigantic turnoff, uninspiring, not worth reading, many times not worth answering….won’t hold my breath that anything will change though, it is what it is, the destruction to the black mind was total, and there’s the entertainment factor which is temporary, however, there are always other forums for mental stimulation when the fowl idiots startup…..🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂

    Am just a little sad that the Black population is missing out on the intellectual awakening that has taken the world by storm, because of uninspiring, go nowhere clowns, but, that won’t last forever…it too shall pass.

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  • Miller, Pacha, William, Theo, TLSN etc, there is hope, am THRILLED to share that much…it may take a little time, but hope tends to spread more positive and powerful than then present cancer..

    yesterday was a day for welcoming surprises and i noticed no one has as yet mentioned the Paul Kigame video in this forum, that’s the difference to other platforms, it’s a big thing out there, on BU, not so much yet…

    …. except for the ignorant yard fowl Enuff still trying to climb through my bedroom window and ended up with a blast to the face….still can’t raise the low vibration game…loser…don’t know what fascinates some so much about my bedroom and i don’t give a shit about theirs…….lol

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  • Soon time for the Garden of Peace. Looking forward to hearing from my plants and bees.

    “Buzz buzz buzz” makes more sense and is more productive than rants that have their origin in delusions of grandeur.

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  • Sign in to the Barbados data base.

    I think not. For the Barbados Labour Party Govt. to steal your ideas and them claim them as their own.

    No Siree Bob!!!!!

    They have the BIGGEST CABINET IN THE HISTORY of the Caribbean being paid fantastic salaries let them use original ideas of their own, with an Army of Consultants being paid handsomely. $54 million of our tax paid to two men in a one office the UK Let them up off their sit downs and do some work for a change.

    Caribbean Govts including the Barbados Govt., have never done anything for their decedents in the UK or other places, now they are to be saviors of the 3% of the the Barbados population. These WHITE BAJANS never cared for BLACK PEOPLE. BLACK PEOPLE were always and are still, while WHITE BAJANS KEPT THEIR MONEY in offshore Banks, at the bottom of the TOTEM POLE. Even though they represented 97% of the Barbados population. They always got the worst of everything while the WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS LIVED LARGE.

    PLAGIARISM

    We want your ideas to claim as our own!!!!!!!!! That is all we have for BLACK PEOPLE.(AND MAYBE YOUR MONEY AS USUAL FROM OVERSEAS)

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  • Here comes the throwashadecrew.

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  • In other words, content delivery is the new world order for forums….even FB upgraded in October, it has become more African friendly, more creativity friendly, more intellect friendly, now is the time to take full advantage of the changes, content is available and can be found everywhere.

    and Blogmaster knows, i share, not interested in being selfish.

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  • Truth telling goes in both directions! Truth does not begin and end with you, Miller or the other “superior beings” in the Great White North.

    But enough of you for the day! Feel free to rant on!

    “Peace”

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  • The ignorant, limited intellect and go nowhere posters will always be with us, but there’s an IGNORE BUTTON available, especially now where everything is taking shape and they can’t see it, way too high and over their heads, as they are not invited anyway, too low vibration…

    with more educational content, there will be no need for the government to tief anything posted on the forum and run around pretending they dreamed it up on their own…lol..the info will be seen by everyone and easily dissected by those who have a little more than 3 brain cells.

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  • Yup, David! Somehow BU has morphed into a horror house. There is no safe space for those of us who live here to speak about our real experience of Barbados calmly, keeping it in perspective.

    Every day I interact with Bajans in my neighbourhood, none of them rich, some of them struggling. They pass by and shout me while I am in my garden. I put it in the front and side rather than at the back of my house for that very reason. Most of them understand that Barbados has problems that we must work on. They know what they are. But they can still smile and laugh. They held celebrations for Independence. The night before and all day on the 30th, there was music. More low keyed but still my neighbour’s open boat house was lit blue and the open club house right across the street celebrated Bajan style.

    When I walk about I engage with Bajans I do not know. Sometimes I get a whole life story. There is pain and suffering and frustration and there is joy and overcoming. Normal life! And hope!

    There is a minority at the bottom of the totem pole that has given up. Their life is really hard and we need to deal with that urgently.

    I was reading earlier stuff from your archives yesterday. It wasn’t like this. This stuff is a downer. Nothing rational is possible here.

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  • Wuhloss…Fowl Slave Enuff……someone sent me a BIG NOTICE where ya fellow fowl Patrick King….PUBLICLY DUMPED BLP on a platform for over 5 billion viewers to see…..what a thing..

    Miller…..fyah in ya wyah…….

    day runs UNTIL…….

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  • Agree Donna. We have some who are lock and load with their drivel or do not know Barbados. Hoping others can start their own blogs and carry the Blanton. It is getting hopeless. Every Rh day.

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  • The new Black World Order, is the Black/African Agenda, but ya have to find it on ya own, prior commitments and loyalty takes precedence over wasting time convincing the blind, at least no one can say they never heard about it, but ya have to carry yaselves, no one really cares if ya don’t, there are over 1.7 billion of us worldwide, we have more than fowl Enuff to movementate (how ya like my new word) lol…..none who believe they’re special need be involved, but don’t call on anyone when anything goes sideways….ya will be spectacularly ignored.

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  • And Fowl Enuff…i have no health problems that could drop me dead from a heart attack, but i do have more than fowl Enuff INFORMATION that can DROP A LOT OF OTHERS IN BARBADOS DEAD..and many know that they are not that healthy to begin with…….so bring it on…

    ya done know am not shy and would take it to FB and every other TOP platform around the earth…..it’s not a threat, it’s a fact, so test me..

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  • Have you seen on any street in Beautiful Barbados as told by Peta Alleyene, WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS standing at the side of the road with placards pleading for their pay because the have been made redundant by their BLACK EMPOLOYERS and were not paid their full Severance pay, Vacation pay and other monies LEGALLY owed to them by their BLACK EMPLOYERS??????

    Oh , only BLACK PEOPLE.

    Only BLACK PEOPLE have to beg for what is rightfully theirs???? No one else living in Beautiful Barbados????? But BLACK PEOPLE ARE BEING TOLD TO “” Sign in to the Barbados data base.”” , so we in the Barbados Labour Party can steal your ideas as own.

    Even though you are not being paid your monies, don’t worry about that. (what are you going to do with money anyway, Only the 3% WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS know about money)

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  • @ Donna December 6, 2020 5:56 AM

    You ought to have a ‘quiet’ word with the mother of Abijah Holder (a hard working Bajan woman like you).

    Maybe, then, you can hear her story in order to see both sides of the Truth.

    Just imagine if it was your son who happens to be the only apple of your eye.

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  • You have to be some kind of ignorant. You obviously live on Mars. For the majority Whites, Indians are self employed and or absorb their kind in the family businesses.

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  • @Miller

    Was she driving and texting? Stop with the red herring.

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  • @ David December 6, 2020 11:20 AM

    Is that a question or a statement of fact?

    It was neither the “Milluh” nor “piece de prophet who made a public commitment to seek justice for the mother’s loss.

    She, the mother, is still awaiting justice after 3 or 4 years.

    Why are you trying to ‘throw shade’ to protect certain people from exposure?

    “For the cause that lacks assistance, the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that [BU] can do.”

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  • @Miller

    Yours is a BS comment.

    With respect.

    Was she texting and driving or not.

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  • @ David December 6, 2020 11:45 AM

    That’s a matter for the Court(s) to decide.

    Where is the JUSTICE as promised?

    The B-jerk ham man did not have to wait that long for his day in court.

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  • @Hants
    ” Barbadians and Friends of Barbados, get involved with the strategic efforts to uplift the nation. Share your views and your skills. Sign Up with the Barbados Diaspora Database​.
    Barbadians, no matter where you are in the world, Barbados will always be ready to welcome you ”

    Sometimes, I don’t feel the love and welcome on BU.

    —————————–xxxxx——————————————–
    Have a great Barbadians. No matter where you are in the world, I wish you well.

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  • I love you to defend the 3%.

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  • Christmas just around the corner and the former workers still have not been paid by their former employers as yet. Monies legally theirs, they are unemployed, don’t know where the next cent is coming from. The other races are not in such a position. They are getting their salaries every Month as clock work.

    But BLACK PEOPLE begging for theirs. Don’t know who will pay them, if they are going to get paid. And I bet they are not going to get a RED CENT. Abandon by the Barbados Trade Union movement. Who took their monies to “”represent “” them in industrial matters. But no representation. The workers have to fend for themselves.

    Wow.

    You cant want it better than that.

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  • Miller,

    My man, I would listen to her story, of course but I doubt it would tell me anything that I do not know about Barbados.

    Whether she was driving without due care and attention I do not know. Whether the construction at the entrance was a factor I do not know.

    What I know is that our judicial system does not work in favour of the average black person. Justice comes in different colours. We agitate for equal justice. I believe we are making progress.

    Please, stop reading with your brain closed!

    You have a habit of ignoring what I have stated and arguing against something I never said.

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  • What role does the Barbados Trade Union movement play in Barbados, if any????

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  • @ Donna December 6, 2020 12:59 PM
    “What I know is that our judicial system does not work in favour of the average black person. Justice comes in different colours. We agitate for equal justice. I believe we are making progress.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    But you have hit the nail ‘exactly’ on its head without having to throw a whiter “shade” of pale at the congenitally constipated system.

    The ‘timely’ dispensation Justice is at the heart of Social Equity and hence stability especially in a society which has been shaped by a history of blatant injustices meted out to the vast majority of the (black) Bajan population.

    The Bajan judicial system can work effectively (acting as the society’s referee) when called upon to do and where the players are of a ‘favoured’ hue or members of the moneyed class.

    That’s why it is rather premature to give Barbados a ‘passing grade’ with respect to social and economic equity.

    Until that happens the overseas-based ‘throwing-a-shade’ crew would always have a (patriotic) finger to wave in their own country’s face because they know that it can do (much) better.

    As the father of Independence once opined:
    If the poor man wants Justice he should stay away from Coleridge Street.

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  • “What I know is that our judicial system does not work in favour of the average black person. Justice comes in different colours. We agitate for equal justice. I believe we are making progress”

    i would love to see PROOF OF THAT PROGRESS and not just some random delusional “belief”…BEFORE I POST MY PROOF TO THE CONTRARY in 2021…..and there are thousands of other people who also have PROOF in their possession.

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  • Is it next week or the week after that, that the Barbados Labour Party Govt. is opening Gambling Casinos???

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  • Man you have had gambling casinos for years what do you think religion is all about????? you gamble there is a god you go to church and pray ,try and do right, get extreme unction on the way out and you hope there is an afterlife . At least if you are betting on football the results are instant. Whether its hoodoo the voodoo , the man in the clouds or the great gitchegoomie . go for the straight flush if you want to turn the economy around

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  • Miller,

    That nail was hit on the head long time. Why can you not understand that we know very well what is wrong and needs fixing? I doubt you can find one Bajan who does not know.

    My problem is that some people behave as though Bajans have to be some special kind of stupid to have this still going on in Barbados. The whole damn world suffers from white supremacy. Look at South Africa! How are they doing? It takes time.

    Perspective, Miller, perspective!

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  • @ Donna December 6, 2020 6:32 PM
    “The whole damn world suffers from white supremacy. Look at South Africa! How are they doing? It takes time.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Not in Japan, China or India (or even Saudi Arabia) where the indigenous population is in the majority like how blacks are in the majority in Barbados.

    Are you implying ‘albeit inadvertently’ that blacks are ‘inherently’ subservient to whites?

    Barbados had majority rule (adult suffrage) since 1951 and 54 years of Independence.

    Don’t you think it’s high time that Bajan blacks get the economic money off their backs?

    Just look at the nouveaux arrivants (East Indians and Middle Easterners) and see how much they have taken control of significant parts of the economy and political influence far outweighing their population sizes?

    How come they were not prevented or circumscribed by the economic apartheid (white supremacy system) practised in old Barbadoes?

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  • You do recall that India was colonised by the British? So many millions subjugated.

    I am older than fifty-four years. It isn’t that long.

    But yes, we have to push harder. The young people are into entrepreneurship. My son has many young friends with whom he collaborates. The young people are not as risk averse or boxed in by tradition.

    Not long to wait now!

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  • Africa ties to be strengthened, says PM
    PRIME MINISTER Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of strong relations between Barbados and the African continent.
    Mottley said the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been affecting the world for nearly a year, has impacted some of Government’s plans, but gave the assurance that Barbados’ relationship with African countries would be strengthened.
    She alluded to the advanced plans to establish high commissions in Kenya and Ghana, and build out relations with Morocco.
    Mottley emphasised this point recently before being presented with the book: King Cuffee’s Kingdom – First Barbados Freedom Plan: 1675 Anti-Slavery Strategy, by its author, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, historian and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. The presentation was made at Ilaro Court and witnessed by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Colin Jordan and officials from the St Peter Parish Organising Committee and the Parish Independence Committee.
    The publication is the outcome of a lecture Sir Hilary delivered as part of the We Gatherin’ month of activities in February 2020, where he presented From Cuffee To Owen, chronicling the struggle of black people in St Peter to assert themselves and be leaders.
    The book’s preface says that in Barbados, “in 1675, the 32 500 enslaved Africans made a major military plan to go to war against their 21 700 heavily armed English enslavers”.
    (BGIS)

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  • Posted by Kammie Holder to Facebook.

    Kammie Holder

    Let me say, luck is either created or the principle of actualization provides good fortune. I also believe, we are the sum of our actions or inactions, and we can dare to invite the future by using tomorrow skills today. The failure, to take roadless travelled is the biggest cause of stagnation, and economic rot, for life is not with out calculated risk. What is the opportunity cost of not acting on known knowledge? John KingMia Amor MottleyPat ParrisPhil PhillipsToney A. OltonJustin RobinsonSue SpringerManasseh KingWilliams EghaghaEmmanuel Kwame GapsonEmmanuel ChilesheSteve HussieTony Barclay MorganAlbert C. Barclay Lewis J Porte Renate Godlead PorteEunice M. Nchenesi AlbertsYorel Porte BarclayBurleigh HolderEsli HolderDwayne DevonishArturo EdwardKarl WatsonHeather ColeDavid KingRoy HurleyRoy MorrisClyde MascollApania TimothyEmmanuel HolderDiscussing Liberia: A Generational CooperationDiscussing LiberiaIdeas BarbadosSba Barbados While we are at it, lets not forget that many can use the strength of our dollar to set up many needed businesses in Liberia where the connection to Barbados is even stronger. If in doubt ask Matt Reilly who have done extensive work on the Liberia Barbados connection Tara Inniss-Gibbs who or Vincent Haynes Do we have a double taxation treaty with Liberia? Lets go were its not crowded and make some footprints!

    barbadosunderground.netTravel from Barbados to Select West African Countries and BackSubmitted by Roslyn Shepherd Demand for travel determines the servicing of routes by airlines

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