Fighting the Good Fight Against Covid 19

The blogmaster has sympathy for small open, tourist dependent countries. Developing countries with meagre resources that were struggling to manage poorly performing economies have been struck for SIX with the onset of COVID 19 pandemic. The challenge for governments to implement policies which balance shoring up livelihoods with public health priorities is real.

The blogmaster will not enter the toxic arena of blame gaming. At this juncture it is not a constructive exercise. Unlike New Zealand, Australia and a few other countries which are commodity driven economies and can support an aggressive quarantine protocol, Barbados has been caught out by operating at the margin which conflicts with the proposal from the local medical association of doctors (BAMP). The proverbial between a rock and a hard place.

  • Have we made mistakes managing the pandemic, YES.
  • Did the country become complacent, YES
  • Do we need to find ways to earn hard currency, YES.
  • Do we need to ensure COVID 19 screening is robust to adequately protect residents, YES.
  • Do we need to ensure authorities enforce laws to signal to those who compromise public health safety are penalized, YES.
  • Do we need to make the local economy less reliant on services, YES.
  • Have successive governments been unimaginative and lazy in charting a more sustainable economic path for the country post independence, YES.

The blogmaster could have added several more bullets to the list.

The harsh reality is that the country is ‘broke’ and to close the country again if it can be avoided to “keep out the virus’ as some promote is silly. The COVID 19 virus will be with us for the foreseeable future. Even if 100% of people take the vaccine health experts are unsure how new strains/variants may compromise the process. Even if the vaccine is 100% effective it will take possibly two to three years to immunize the global population to achieve heard immunity level. Then there is the issue of countries operating outside the purview of WHO like China, Russia…

Obviously Barbadians are concerned given the recent surge in COVID 19 positive cases. It is what it is, we have to deal with what is before us and move on. Have a look at the BU Sidebar Covid 19 Tracker and COVID 19 Update Page. Barbados is not waging the COVID 19 battle alone.

The government needs to ensure that our COVID 19 protocol is relevant/fit for purpose.

Residents need to ensure we adhere to the health protocol – wear your mask properly, wash your hands and physical distance please!

We can do this Bajans!

#rally

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  • Hal

    Well said.

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  • “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”

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  • More than 300 people, including staff and inmates, have now tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds.

    In Thursday’s management update Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic said there are 309 confirmed cases of the viral illness at the prison. These include 70 members of staff (45 males and 25 females) as well as 239 male inmates.

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    When did she get the vaccines? W|ho or where did t hey come from? How many were they? Who determined the five people to get the vaccines? Why was the attorney general selected and not genuine frontline workers? Why was she selected and who selected her? (Unquote).
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    That can be considered, objectively speaking, as a valid criticism and a PR faux pas on the administration’s part since the nation was told that the vaccine would not be available to Bajans until some time in March 2021.

    There ought to be no game-playing called the ‘Two Barbadoes”.

    Let the frontline workers be the ones to have priority access to the vaccine the same way you are warned onboard a aircraft in flight to put on your oxygen mask before you attempt to help others with theirs.

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  • @Miller

    You are spouting nonsense here.

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  • It is accepted that in a crisis citizens prefer to hear from the leader from time to times. When she does not appear you are the first to talk about the PM is hiding. So hypocritical and immature.

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  • This Virus pandemic is showing who is important and who is not.

    The almighty dollar for the 3% of the Barbados population the WHITE BAJANS AND THE INDIANS IS MORE IMPORTANT THE LIVES OF THE BLACK BARBADIANS who make up 97% of the Barbados population.

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  • I find it amusing that the PM speaks of “fake news” while revealing that she and two other Ministers have received initial doses of the vaccine (which one?). This is in stark contrast to other leaders who have been seen receiving their vaccine in public to allay the fears of those who may have some trepidation about taking the vaccine. If Joe/Jane citizen can observe the PM receiving the shot he/she may say “if its good enough for the PM its good enough for me”.

    The promise of transparency is being replaced with “transparency when it suits us”

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  • @ David January 15, 2021 10:01 AM

    Explain ,blog master, Sir!

    You just can’t riposte without making a point to the contrary!

    In the interest of transparency and commitment to the rallying call of national unity (all ah we in dis together) what was the justification of receiving the vaccine before, say, the Superintendent of Prisons?

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  • As the old folks say u can hide and buy land but cant hide and work it
    Mia made a statement a statement which would hold her feet to fire
    In my mind this grand stage performance was meant to send a message to the UK that she has everything under control
    Her bold vaccine statement has now laid a foundation by which many questions would be asked and which she must respond

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  • “So hypocritical and immature.”

    @ David BU

    And, you’ve only now come to the realisation that some people can be hypocritical and immature?

    Your comments reminded me of a ‘BU regular’ who bragged about reading everything including postage stamps and that he reads every contribution so as to get a mental picture its author. He also commented about one person using 5 pseudonyms, while another used up to seven. This is clearly suggesting he believes he knows who are using multiple pseudonyms

    Yet, it did not surprised me when the same ‘BU regular’ has been pretending he does not recognise nor is he concerned that another, particular ‘BU regular’ is using a different moniker, to the extent that’s he addressing them separately in the same contributions……… simply because that ‘regular’ sings in his choir.

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  • The implication being that if you were a true Barbadian you would agree with her (This is who we are), to say otherwise means you are not a Barbadian, or as the chairman of BU says less elegantly, a real Bajan.
    It is propaganda, straight out of the Dr Goebbels play book. The real truth is that the president is in the pockets of the dishonest hotel owners; she is pu8tting livelihoods before black lives; she has lost control of the crisis and cannot provide the leadership the nation needs; and it is time for someone to challenge her leadership.

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    TO THE SHEEP THEY SHOULD READ THE ABOVE SEVERAL TIMES.

    SOME OF THE IDIOTS WHO TALK ABOUT BEING A REAL BAJAN IS TO GO ALONG WITH THE STATUS QUO AND NOT CHART A DIFFERENT COURSE INCLUDING SPEAKING OUT FOR FEAR OF BEING MALIGNED AND PUT IN A BOX.

    PLAIN AND SIMPLE THIS BLP GOVERNMENT HAS SOLD OUT THE BLACK MASSES TO THEIR WHITE FINANCIAL MASTERS (SHADOWS).

    I RATHER NOT BE A “REAL” BAJAN.

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  • Our government is doing everything right. No wonder our Supreme Leader wants to ban social media.

    When the vaccinations start in March we’ll be through in no time. Barbados is, after all, a small island with a tightly organized central administration and an energetic head of government. It should therefore be possible to vaccinate all inmates of the plantation within months.

    Then we can watch the orgies at the “bus crawl” again next December with peace of mind.

    Despite all the successes, I propose to restore the old prison. In normal times it should serve as a tourist attraction, in times like the present to evacuate bloggers and opposition figures who undermine the government’s Corona campaign with their criticism.

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    Yet, it did not surprised me when the same ‘BU regular’ has been pretending he does not recognise nor is he concerned that another, particular ‘BU regular’ is using a different moniker, to the extent that’s he addressing them separately in the same contributions……… simply because that ‘regular’ sings in his choir. (Unquote).
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    “Spot on”! LOL!!!

    The BU grandmaster of hypocrisy and contradiction is nothing but a blatant coward and perfected sycophant when it comes to waiting on his queen the “ac” aka Angel(a) cox aka Mariposa aka angela cox No.2.

    When is Mr. Austin going to ask Ms Many pussies to stop with the many pseudonyms and use, simply, Mrs. Hal Asstin as her blogger’s handle?

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  • Tron

    What kind of contribution is that????? I still trying to figure it out.

    The only people the Barbados Labour Party Party Govt. is working on the behalf, is the 3% of the Barbados population, the WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS.

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  • Hal Austin makes some of the useful comments on this blog. We are lucky to have him.

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  • @ Carson C Cadogan January 15, 2021 11:34 AM

    It is NOT Barbados LABOUR Party anymore, it is Barbados LIBERAL Party.

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  • Govt has mounted a horse called Damage Control
    Suffice to say that in so doing the risk of undermining good governance is at high risk

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  • UK to close all travel borders from Monday to keep out the new Brazilian variant of CoVid. When is Barbados going to close its borders? Or is livelihood more important then lives?

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  • The least Mia could’ve done is apologize to the Black population for trying to shift blame for the superspreader event she unleashed them, when she is the one opened the door for the superspreader tourists and proceeded to allow them to do as they like….she let them in and the only scapegoats she could find to pin the blame on are people who look just like her…disgusting…can’t be trusted..

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  • Hal

    It looks like the WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS have the Barbados Labour Party Govt. in a stranglehold. They don’t want to displease the WHITE PEOPLE.

    So as a result they are forced to keep the borders open to WHOSOEVER WILL to enter to please them, and let the WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS make blood money.

    They don’t care about our lives.

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  • @ Carson

    It is a rather strange decision. One can only speculate that the hotel mafia has the president under control and she is happy putting livelihoods before lives. There is no logical reason for keeping the borders open. It is lunacy.
    I got my first Pfiger jab today and it was orderly and quick; I had to sit for 15 minutes and then allowed to go.

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  • Govt said 3000 backlog test to be cleared by weekend
    Makes for wonder how long were those test done and if there might as well not be suitable for giving accurate results

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  • The former prisoners of Dodds Prison here in Barbados are speaking out with regards to prison conditions and this pandemic and its not pretty.

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  • David,

    Yuh din ha tuh brek he stumps. Yuh only ha tuh remove the bails!

    Murdaaaah!

    I saw that one coming! I knew he had accused Mia of running and hiding when the going got rough. Now she is coming back, he says she can’t stay away!

    This is the perennial problem with Hal Austin.

    I never thought I would say this but I have to agree with the Ugandan leader.

    If Mia had shut the borders the same people would have complained when the foreign exchange ran out.

    They want a magic wand.

    The Bajans who live here and are complaining are acting like spoilt brats. The Bajans who live overseas are acting like fools who think they have all the answers.

    Nobody has all the solutions in a pandemic. We do the best we can.

    Regardless of whoever it was that unleashed the virus on Barbados, masking, physical distancing and handwashing/ sanitising would have kept it under control.

    Some Bajans want to have their cake and eat it too.

    Some overseas Bajans secretly want us to “Eat cake!”

    Just to prove them right! After all, that IS what is important.

    P.S. Went about my business yesterday. Stood outside in the rain while others jumbled up to escape it. I had to remind them that a little raindrop was not as bad as COVID. Told them walk with raincoats and umbrellas. They dispersed, sought shelter a little further away and everybody remembered their place in line.

    No sweat.

    No sense in panicking. Just use common sense.

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  • I like how these people are blaming Bajans for this crisis which is no fault of their own.

    It is the Barbados Labour Party.

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  • The Bajans who live here and are complaining are acting like spoilt brats. The Bajans who live overseas are acting like fools who think they have all the answers.

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    YOU WOULD LIKE LOCAL BAJANS TO BE LIKE CUBANS, NORTH KOREANS AND THE CHINESE WHO CAN’T SPEAK OUT DUE TO FEAR OF BEING TORTURED OR PUT IN PRISON FOR VOICING THEIR OWN OPINIONS WHETHER AGREES WITH THE GOVERNMENT OR NOT IN THIS CASE THE BLP WHOM YOU VOTED FOR IN 2018.

    HOWEVER SINCE YOU HAVE CLAIMED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT YOU ARE AMONG THE TOP 10% GLOBALLY IN WEALTH YOU HAVE NO PROBLEM IN KICKING DOWN THE LADDER WHILST THE BLACK UNDERPRIVILEGED MASSES SUFFER ON THE 2 x 3 ISLAND.

    I WONDER WHO IS MORE A FAKE BAJAN YOU BEING BORN IN ENGLAND AND FEELING MORE ENTITLED OR THE ONES ON THE ISLAND ALL THEIR LIVES CRYING OUT IN SUFFERATION.

    WELL WELL WELL.

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  • Poor Fake Observing! You feel good now?

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  • @ Baje
    I know Barbadians in the UK who have children born in Barbados and some born in the UK. Their are to different tribes. Even the parents treat them differently.

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  • @ Baje
    I know Barbadians in the UK who have children born in Barbados and some born in the UK. Their are to different tribes. Even the parents treat them differently.

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    HAVING LIVED PREVIOUSLY IN THE UK FOR A PERIOD OF TIME I KNOW FULLY WELL WHAT YOU ARE MAKING REFERENCE TO.

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  • An excellent press conference led by Minister Abrahams from Dodds prison.

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  • We all know that Abrahams is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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  • The government in exile is really acting up. We will soon have our ‘Bay of Pigs’.

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  • @ Carson C Cadogan January 15, 2021 2:41 PM

    We should make generous use of the death penalty instead of imprisonment. Then we would have far fewer inmates in prison. The fact is that most prisoners perceive Dodds as a hotel. Our government should take swift action here and purchase the guillotine.

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  • Heard the trini dem ,her ex cbc partner Ms Holder and some other Dems kicking up on Brass tacks acvomodated by Mr Ellis.All of a sudden they are health experts.Their party could not even get the shite off the south coast what would they have done in this pandemic? Absouloutely nothing but live in denial.Not a word of praise for the hardworking doctors and nurses.This reminded me of the jackasses so called experts on here like Mariposa, Baje, CCC, and Austin who never run anything except their mouths.They care nothing about Barbados and seem to be hoping that we get community spread so that they can say they told us so bare ego.All right thinking bajans are 100% behind Ms Mottley and her team to help us overcome this virus.

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  • All right thinking bajans would be asking
    Mia when are u going to close the borders to hot spot.
    Right thinking bajans see the source of the problem
    While Mia and her minions pretend that the source of the problem is the bus crawl

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  • Tron

    Can you tell me when the last time a WHITE BAJAN OR INDIAN was put to death in Barbados in let us say the last 75 years?????

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  • Did former DLP shadow of health Simon Alleyne ask for a ban?

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  • Lorenzo

    I am not impress by the Govt. “…..FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19″”, while our borders remain WIDE OPEN letting in tourists with the disease to enter Barbados and spread it where ever they go.

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  • Twenty four hours later and such disrespect
    Mia keeps mouth closed on the issue of ministers and herself vaccinated
    Meanwhile the fire of distrust rages on

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  • Is govt so COVID dependant on tourism that govt can closed the borders
    Never mind damage control tells us Dodds is stable
    Under Mia HMP burnt down
    Now under Mia Dodds will be known as a COVID infected prison
    How is that for stability

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/01/14/uk-may-take-barbados-off-of-travel-corridor-list/

    looks like they plan to isolate the island.

    am so sick of politicians, when you tell people stop following these as*holes, stop promoting and supporting them, have one person i know followed an idiot politician publicly and now has to be very careful with career,
    stop following evil, deceitful lying ass politicians…people go to prison following these damn fools.

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  • WURA-War-on-UJanuary 16, 2021 1:13 AM

    As you and Hal would know, from the news the real reason for the UK blow up is the holiday opening up in December, that the UK government allowed, despite warning from the medical experts to maintain restrictions throughout the holiday period.

    Coupled with the new UK variant, that is why the blow up occurred. The UK government has done an appalling job of managing the crisis in every way. They did not listen to health experts initially, nor during, they made U turns on decisions repeatedly, which demonstrates a lack of both understanding and clarity in decision making and they have under resourced the issue where it should be but wasted resources where it should not have happened, including some controversial supply contracts. Contracts that would make any third world minister blush.

    The closure of the travel corridor is a knee jerk reaction to try to regain some semblance of control on the virus. I am not saying that it is wrong, but there is an element of panic in the action.

    The answer for Barbados is to ramp up resourcing in both equipment and staff, in testing facilities, such that a test can be turned out in twenty four hours.

    However, my advice would be to ensure, that in acquiring the requisite equipment, there should be, as much as possible, an approach that makes the purchase viable in the long term, by being able to test for other diseases.

    I am not a health nor medical person, but the specifics on that can be advised by those qualified individuals.

    But one does not have to be a medical person, nor a virologist, to advise on the best approach in risk mitigation measures and resourcing.

    I say this as there are other viruses and will be other serious viruses over time, so better to step up the game now, than wait. Obviously there must be a cost / benefit analysis on comparative equipment and the uses. Hopefully such will be done.

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  • @Crusoe

    You would have heard the Prime Minister in the last Covid 19 update make mention of a private lab being certified to do testing and one other thinking about it. Also there is a plan to import a mobile lab from Israel as well as implement briefcase testing. Building capacity to ensure we can efficiently coexist with the virus is happening. For all the talk by the #throwashadecrowd we have had 7 deaths which occurred early last year. This is one of the key indicators of success we have to continue to manage.

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  • @Angela Cox

    You must keep asking questions about why the president qualified for one of the few vaccines. Her political trick it to hope it will die away; you must not allow it to since it goes right to the heat of her political ethics.
    If the decision was made by status, why was the governor general not the first; if it was age, there are lots of people older and younger than the president; if it was on ore-conditions, what is wrong with her and there are people in Barbados with worse conditions.
    Of course, it is not an issue that will attract the BU regulars, most of whom will not know a serious issue if it fell on their heads. Keep at it.

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  • Several world leaders have volunteered taken the decision to take the vaccine first to demonstrate confidence in the process. We know if she did not the #throwashadecrew would be asking how come she did not.

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  • “Coupled with the new UK variant, that is why the blow up occurred. The UK government has done an appalling job of managing the crisis in every way..”

    that’s why Mia WAS WARNED not to open the borders for tourists from certain destinations….but no, she did exactly what UK initially did, played fast and loose with a plague, then decided she would level up and let them do as they like with their infected, diseased bodies…

    UK is now trying for damage control because they know the more people they let leave the more citizens will become infected upon their return to UK, if they didn’t travel with it, they’re likely to return fully infected and spread it around, catching it from the infected people they came in contact with….shuttiing out islands where the leaders are too dumb to see what’s in front of them, is the better option….

    a faster moving deadly strains means tens of millions of deaths, not hundreds of thousands…UK only got a 67 million population, new strain = wiped out in a year….extinction.

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  • @ Bonehead

    There is a difference in volunteering to take a vaccine first, and taking it in public to reassure others when it is your turn. Plse sit down and think about it.
    The authoritarian president jumped the queue, Biden did not. Biden is 79, the president is 54. Who are the several world leaders?

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  • It is so sad that more than twenty hours has passed and Mia has shown total disrespect towards the people with a statement which involves the health crisis of a nation
    A statement wherby she says she received the vaccine
    But yet to give full details under the good governance of transparency

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  • David knows that Mia should state all details on such an important issue on her receiving the vaccine
    However he has decided to open himself to ridicule to defend Mottley disrespect for the nation

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  • @ Angela Cox

    In some states, the anti-vaxxers have such strong support that there is a need for well known people, including some politicians, to publicly take the vaccine to reassure the public.
    There is a difference between that and jumping the queue in secret. That is dishonesty. But we are told to trust the president, that this is who we are, we are in this together.
    By the way, I waited my n, got my first PFiger vaccine, no side-effects. Not a politician in sight.

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  • Another day, another day of pissparading and pompasetting in the overseas parade ring!

    And the DLP yardfowl parade ring!

    Meanwhile, those who understand that there is no perfect solution in a pandemic continue to calmly go about their business in Barbados, not kicking down any ladders but helping others as much as they can.

    Donna has taken to supplying healthy seedlings to neighbours, friends and potentially even strangers who are interested.

    Others run their igrunt mouths on BU and imagine that this holds up the ladder.

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  • A little commonsense would suggest a video of the PM et al taking the vaccine maybe released when mass distribution of the vaccines is executed.

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  • Mia secret agenda of hiding the details on the issue of vaccination would blow up in her face
    All across many social media platforms the word distrust and transparency is placed right next to Mia name
    Her is a PM who took to public platform via internet and media outlets and criticised barbadians because barbadians were not satisfied in govt readiness and quickness to refund visitors and in the process of her utterances showing an insensitivity towards the plight of barbadians who were simply asking to put their needs at the top of the economic list with quickness and readiness

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  • DavidJanuary 16, 2021 7:23 AM

    A little commonsense would suggest a video of the PM et al taking the vaccine maybe released when mass distribution of the vaccines is executed

    Poor excuse
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    The details should have been forwarded at the time when she boldly stated she received the vaccine
    It now boils down to what is the PM hiding
    A video showing her taking the vaccine could have well been shown at the time she made the statement
    What is PM hiding

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  • We all know Mottley occupies your head rent free. Whatever the woman does will never meet your partisan expectations.

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  • Nobody hides or stray away from the truth
    The truth is a main ingredient of character
    The truth does not require damage control left out to dry surrounded by darken clouds
    The truth is opened and flows freely
    Mia knows that bajans would holler for one day in the meanwhile she mixes a concoction of of sweet words of how and why she could not give full details

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  • Look who is commenting about truth, the commenter who tells some of the most lies on the blog. Of late suggesting her moniker ac was banned by the blogmaster which conflicts with earlier denials that ac is not Maripossi or Angela Cox.

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  • DavidJanuary 16, 2021 7:37 AM

    We all know Mottley occupies your head rent free. Whatever the woman does will never meet your partisan expectations.
    Xxcxxxxxx

    We all knows that what ever Mia does or say would be readily and easily accepted by You

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  • David BU how is it you allow AC to come as Mariposa and now Angela Cox and Baje as Fake Observer? I thought you could only blog under one name? Everyone possibly except Austin knows Angela Cox is Mariposa as her idiotic comments are the same.Her hope is that Barbados becomes over ridden by covid so she can shout i told you so.She believes this would help the in my view Dead Labour party and the political nightwatchman.Trust me it will not.We will overcome this with god, s help.Special thanks to Ms Mottley and her team and the frontline workers who work hard every day.

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  • David go ahead use your best defense rabbit holes and distractions
    Not going to get into a piss fight with you
    Not easily distracted
    Your PM strings along plenty sweet words
    Dont forget Caswell has called her out as being the liar that she has shown to be on many occasions
    Even the most recent issue surrounding the prison officers who she made known to the public surrounding the COVID issue

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  • A little commonsense would suggest a video of the PM et al taking the vaccine maybe released when mass distribution of the vaccines is executed…..(Quote)

    How in 2021 someone in a country that claims 98 per cent of its citizens are well educated (at least literate) and then the chairman of a popular social media site can write this nonsense? He even calls it ‘commonsense’.
    I do not want to go on about English grammar, but does he understand what the adverb ‘maybe’ means? By the way, do we still expect vaccines to arrive in March via the WHO?

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  • David here is an instance when Mia is called out for being untrue

    Read ePaper
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    Caswell Franklyn
    Franklyn: $400 from BLP not for Unity Workers’ Union – by Barbados Today Traffic September 29, 2020
    by Kareem Smith

    Nasty and Untrue!

    That is how Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has described suggestions that his Unity Workers’ Union begged for financial assistance from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in its early stages of existence and that he is still a member of the party.

    In a stinging rebuttal to Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s claims at a political meeting on Sunday night, the outspoken union leader claimed that the current administration has been attempting to silence him with promises of high-level appointments and a seat in the Lower House of Parliament.

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  • Hal

    Are we really 98% literate???? When was this survey done???? Which decade???? Do we act like are 98%% literate????

    Who carried out this survey?????

    When are we going to get a new up to date survey or are we too afraid because the results might shock us?????

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  • @Lorenzo

    Easy question to answer. Sometimes it is better to give a little rope and watch.

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  • The deployment of COVID-19 vaccines in the Caribbean and across the Americas under the World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine distribution system is expected to begin by the end of first quarter, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr Carissa Etienne has revealed…..(Quote)

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  • We all know that the Barbados Labour Party Govt. is based on lies, lies, and more lies.

    Only the Barbados Labour Party yardfowls believe with out question everything they say. As they merrily protect the interests of the WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS.

    Not BLACK PEOPLE interests.

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  • @ Carson

    It is the same nonsense as the president talking crap about the Barbados brand. Barbados is a nation, not a brand. But she repeats like a parrot what the hotel and tourism voices tell her to say.
    Same thing about the level of education. Barbados is educationally ill-equipped to function in a modern technological world. From the top to the bottom, from the PhDs to Ninja Man, the one thing about Barbadians is that they often think qualifications are the equivalent to knowledge.
    Our national problem is incompetence, not qualifications. It is what is putting the brakes on our development. But this is who we are.
    Look at the crisis at CXC for an example of this. Or, if you have the time, let us talk about the mess that is our chaotic CoVid policy.

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  • She is not saying that Barbados is not a country (obviously). What she IS saying is that how Barbados is perceived in the marketplace has distinctive characteristics that create the elements of a BRAND marketing people can use to differentiate Barbados in the crowd.

    #Marketing101

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  • Look at that David i just gave uva first hand account of whom u should be calling out for lies
    Imagine barbados PM

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  • Now the Barbados Labour Party Govt. is paying hazardous pay to some health care workers not to all?????

    All health care workers should be paid hazardous pay. Or in the eyes of the Barbados Labour Party Govt. some are seen as more important and useful than others????One law for the Medes and another for the Persians but the Govt. is paying the fees for WHITE PEOPLE FROM OUR TREASURY????

    But they are not paying Black Bajans from the same Barbados Treasury that they pay their hard earned money into?????

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  • Hal

    I didn’t realise that the CXC fiasco is still dragging on with no resolution, the Barbados Labour Party Govt. hoping the matter will just dry up and blow away like so many other things.

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  • so is it true that the prisoners at Dodds are not being given soap or disinfectant to wash down their cells and dorm areas…..the nigas with fake titles would see nothing wrong with that….

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    From the top to the bottom, from the PhDs to Ninja Man, the one thing about Barbadians is that they often think qualifications are the equivalent to knowledge.
    Our national problem is incompetence, not qualifications. It is what is putting the brakes on our development. (Unquote).
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    There is a lot of merit to that statement. And especially applicable to the top tier of the managerial class in both the public and private sectors.

    A curse burdening the Bajan education called “Learning by Rote” which has totally replaced the teacher called “Commonsense”.

    One only has to look and see how long it takes to remove the unsightly detritus from the sidewalks and gutters in a so-called premier tourist destination.

    A simple task which a previous generation of workers with a ‘simple’ elementary education used to perform with competence and timeliness using basic tools and “old-fashioned” equipment.

    Some salt-of-the-earth old-timers had a saying to describe what has now become the norm:

    “Common sense beat learning by strands. For Common sense born before book”.

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  • I see Mariposa has undergone reverse metamorphosis and is back to her larval stage. However, nothing else has changed with her, Hal (resident in a city overrun with COVID deaths, hospitalisations and cases), 3-degree (who is in a country with few cases notwithstanding a global surge) and Cadogan. They remind me of Derek Alleyne in his twice-weekly “guest column” in Barbados Today–desperation. Managing crises well is election ammunition…think about it.

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  • @Tron January 15, 2021 11:15 AM “Then we can watch the orgies at the “bus crawl” again next December with peace of mind.”

    Seems to me that you jealous of our virile young people.

    Reminder to all old menses out there, Pfizer does not only sell Covid19 vaccines, they also sell sildenafil citrate. Get yourself some and maybe you too can join the next lively bus crawl. No need to sit in your corner turning green with envy.

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  • “It is the same nonsense as the president talking crap about the Barbados brand. Barbados is a nation, not a brand.”
    I would put this statement in the “where is Tony Cozier when you want him?” category. The reader can interpret it as he/she wants to.

    Surprise that you did not see your reflection on both (making/interpretation) sides of the statement.

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  • “I didn’t realise that the CXC fiasco is still dragging on with no resolution, the Barbados Labour Party Govt. hoping the matter will just dry up and blow away like so many other things.”

    As far as I recall, CXC is a regional institution with its headquarters in Barbados. Please explain how the “CXC fiasco” became a matter for the BLP to resolve?

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  • Artax,

    Why bother with facts?

    Have you not yet grasped the name of the game??????

    Why do you insist on persisting with this insanity????

    Either bash Barbados all day without moderation or get off BU!!!!!

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  • Barbados Brand is its people used them wisely and govt would reap great rewards
    Start with closing the borders and place financial interest into building a brand that is sustainable.
    A brand reflective or its people and culture

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  • David what do u have to say about Cawell calling PM utterances as untruthful
    Stay focus i am not in line for any govt position
    However it is high and mighty of you to position the goal position in a direction to take focus off the PM whose recent statements about being vaccinated cannot be verified
    Just maybe only in her mind

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  • @ The OGazerts January 16, 2021 9:17 AM

    Well spotted!

    Is that another interpretation of that well ‘worn’-out but innocent observation that the [BU] ‘Emperor has no clothes’.

    Or is it just another reinforcement of that ‘mixed-up’ adage: ‘Those who are without sin and looking in a mirror should cast the first stone at him or her living in a glass house.

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  • @Enuff
    I see Mariposa has undergone reverse metamorphosis and is back to her larval stage.
    ++++++++++++++++

    I gotta give you credit, that is a funny line

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  • David BU how is it you allow AC to come as Mariposa and now Angela Cox and Baje as Fake Observer?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I AM FAKE LIKE MIA MOTTLEY AND BLP GOVERNMENT PROMISED MINIMUM WAGE IN 6 MONTHS, LOCKING UP OF MARK MALONEY ONE OF THE LOCAL WHITE SHADOWS AND THE DLP MINISTERS.

    I AM FAKE LIKE THE PROMISED REPRESENTATION OF THE BLACK MOTHER WITH THE YOUNG SON KILLED BECAUSE OF MARK MALONEY’S ILLEGAL ROAD STRUCTURE AS PROMISED BY MIA MOTTLEY AND THE BLP.

    I CAN GO ON AND ON BUT YOU ARE WAY TOO DISHONEST TO GET THE PICTURE.

    STEUPSE

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  • I see Mariposa has undergone reverse metamorphosis and is back to her larval stage. However, nothing else has changed with her, Hal (resident in a city overrun with COVID deaths, hospitalisations and cases), 3-degree (who is in a country with few cases notwithstanding a global surge) and Cadogan. They remind me of Derek Alleyne in his twice-weekly “guest column” in Barbados Today–desperation. Managing crises well is election ammunition…think about it.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ANOTHER BU FUCKING LIAR AND BLP POOCH LICKER.

    I NEVER SAID NO CASES OR FEW CASES.

    I SAID NO LOCKDOWNS, NO CURFEWS, NO ABC BULLSHIT AND THE MOST PEOPLE WEARING OF FACEMASKS.

    HOWEVER SINCE YOU SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON YOUR KNEES IN MARKETING MEETINGS WITH 2 WHITE MEN “CHAIRING MEETINGS” I DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING LESS FROM YOU.

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  • Guess if any one of u were place in position of back logs.. isolation and fukups which hinders one from attending a family member funeral
    All the crap one talks would take on a different meaning

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  • Mia is still trying to push a contrived FAKE IDENTITY derived from slavery on Black/Africa who will ALWAYS BE AFRICAN…..she dont even know what she is or she’ll see that nowhere path will be her downfall.

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  • @ Donna

    I’m also of the opinion ‘government’ should have restricted flights coming from COVID-19 ‘hot spots,’ especially when they learnt of the new coronavirus strain in the UK. Now, new strains have been identified in Brazil and South Africa.

    However, I recall the same ‘crew’ were critical of ‘government’s’ decision to close the borders during the first lock down. And, as a result, we were confronted with a 40% unemployment rate, which, to this day, they continue to criticise.

    We’re ‘hearing’ a silly argument that the BLP is keeping the borders open to kill ‘97% Black population’ and appease the “3% white people and Indians.”

    So, in all of this, are we to believe whatever decision ‘government’ makes as it relates to opening or closing the borders, only Indians, white people and hotel owners are immune to the virus, while Black people will die?

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  • i repeat for editing and EMPHASIS…

    Mia is still trying to push a contrived FAKE IDENTITY derived from slavery on Black/Africans who will ALWAYS BE AFRICAN.

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  • “Reminder to all old menses out there, Pfizer does not only sell Covid19 vaccines, they also sell sildenafil citrate. Get yourself some and maybe you too can join the next lively bus crawl. No need to sit in your corner turning green with envy.”

    You have to love cuhdear. But she should recommend Cialis

    It can treat erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). It can also treat high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension).

    Old menses: Now we can claim that we use Cialis for HBP in the lungs and an enlarged prostate and we kept our old playboy magazines for the articles.

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  • @ Sargeant January 16, 2021 9:40 AM
    “I gotta give you credit, that is a funny line..”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Quite True!

    He is no longer hiding his lamp of literature under a bushel of political opaqueness.

    He has come ‘enuff’ of a long way to be deserving of a promotion from being a ‘common’ breed red rooster to a pedigree (cold) turkey of mixed metaphors.

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  • @Artax

    The new strains have been reported in all of our key source markets – should we retreat to lockdown indefinitely?

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  • Pricesmart need to throw out all those rotten apples that didn’t sell over the holidays, i don’t have to ask if it’s true.

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  • Baje aka 3-degree aka Fake Observer

    You seem to have a fascination with fellatio. One would be led to believe that you are living vicariously through me. Is there a closet that has prevented you from giving willing cocks some good head?

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  • @ BAJE January 16, 2021 9:41 AM

    Your riposte should hurt “Enuff” as to silence him for a while shut away in his glass house fabricated by men of straw.

    Maybe you ought to tell Enuff to hang the following slogan on the wall when next he plans to chair another executive meeting in his billion dollar portfolio Marketing company:

    “I would rather be known in life as an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite.”

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  • “(resident in a city overrun with COVID deaths, hospitalisations and cases)”

    isn’t that the same country that yall PIMPING TOURISTS FROM ..including the ones looking to buy sex and whatever else from anyone…..and now they have to SHUT YOU DOWN….yall have no shame.

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  • No, let THWM come in to Barbados and kill as many people as possible. As long as we make MONEY.

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