Speed Dials and Privileges

Submitted by BU Regular

In Barbados speed dialing is usually reserved for your closest friends, your bestest buddy. That person who can get you out of jail or the mud if you need to. It is with passing interest therefore that a reputed “businessman” who was previously charged for trafficking of drugs from an area associated with certain activity was able within seconds to call a leading Minister and Member of Parliament (not his member) when confronted by the Police for what they believed was wrongdoing on Good Friday.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still concerned about the original sin of possibly breaching Covid Protocols on a clearly stated lockdown weekend. I’m also still concerned that this same flagrant breach of protocols occurred last year in the same area by the same persons. I’m similarly concerned that the Police were interrupted in their duty with a speed dial to an aunt. And we should all be concerned about the rumblings and rumours of shadows and benefactors, whether they be from white, black or red seas.

But, the absolute concern is that this “businessman” was so bold enough, so confident and so certain enough of the eventual outcome of his speed dial that he could call an aunt on speakerphone to have the Police retreat and rescind their interpretation of the activities playing out before them. All this in the earshot and view of many many persons.

What is even more farcical is the “official” response from a secretary of the press within 24 hours to spin what happened and raise even more doubts in any right-thinking Barbadian’s mind.

How many other allegations, incidents, rumours and social media posts about aunts and uncles have gone viral without responses or spin? Why is this one so important Roy? Is there fire behind the smoke??

So yes folks, privilege and access here is clear. The reason for it however is not clear (well, at least not to the average bloke). One must now wonder how many “businesspeople” in the BCCI, BPSA, BEC, SBA, shops, villages and even Social Partnership have such a powerful number on speed dial AND are bold and confident enough to use it when confronted by the Police executing their duties.

How many other calls have been made during Covid, or before Covid, or before May 2018 or during the lost decade or even during 1994-2008 that we may never hear about?

I wonder if Hamenauth Sarendranauth had the privilege of a speed dial which would take days and not weekes, if he could have avoided court, prison and now death before being sentenced.

I wonder how many other politicians, ON BOTH SIDES, are comfortable taking speed dials on loudspeaker that lead them to acting CONTRARY to the procedure of the day to the detriment and embarrassment of law-abiding public servants simply trying to do their jobs.

The old girl always said that whenever you see one flying ant by the light bulb there are usually a lot more and to expect some rain over time. In other words, shut de windows.

One thing is for sure. In this 166 square miles privileged speed dials to uncles and aunties who care and who “got this” may not be as rare as we think.

Nay I say. Instead, it should be clear to any observer that despite the talk, the cliches, the speeches and the promises this incident truly shows that This Is Who We Are.

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  • Shame shame shame hey shame on you
    If you can’t dance too
    I said shame shame shame shame shame shame shame
    Shame on you
    If you can’t dance too
    Don’t stop the motion
    If you get the notion
    You can’t stop the groove
    ‘Cause you just won’t move
    Got my sunroof down
    Got my diamonds in the back
    Put on your shaky wig woman
    If you don’t I ain’t comin’ back

    Remember one monkey don’t stop no show

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  • Let’s see how long Bajans sit and take this backwardness emanating from a parliament they fund and have to pay those who begged them for their votes…..better don’t waste too much time. It’s obvious they will never change their strangling, down pressing….suppressing ways as it relates to the African descended….and another generation of survivors should only be hearing what occured but should not have to experience the black-on-black hatred coming from leaders they have to pay salaries and also fund their hangerson.

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  • Hi everybody. I’m Archie Drell and the Drells from Houston, Texas. We don’t
    only sing but we dance just as good as we walk. In Houston we just started a
    new dance called the Tighten Up. This is the music we tighten up to.
    First tighten up on the drums. Come on now drummer. I want you to tighten
    it up for me now. oh yeah
    Tighten up on that bass now. Tighten it up. ha ha Yeah
    Now let that guitar fall in. Oh yeah
    Tighten up on that organ now.

    Now look here. We gonna make it mellow for ya now.
    We gonna make it mellow now.
    Tighten up. You can tighten up.

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  • Miller…time for Bajans to focus on asking the government….

    where is the BILLIONS of DOLLARS stolen from them over the years;

    WHO stole it;

    WHEN are they going to be ARRESTED;

    and WHEN will their money be RECOVERED..

    if those answers are not forthcoming…time to rid the parliament of their STENCH, coverups and SELLOUTISM…

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  • @David April 7, 2021 9:58 AM “From memory that area is where a few kiosks are located and should not qualify as a restaurant facility.”

    Dear David: Can you explain to us the difference between a “restaurant facility” and “cook-shop” or “kiosk” because I truly do not understand.

    @David April 7, 2021 9:58 AM “This is the same area kiosks were bulldozed some years ago.”
    Dear David: What has this got to do with Hants’ question?

    @David April 7, 2021 9:58 AM “This was an error in judgement in the opinion of the blogmaster.”
    What was an error of judgement? The bulldozing or the Good Friday “bassa-bassa” The way you have written it is not clear to me.

    Thanks

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  • So many people were willing to work with Mia, PLT put himself out there although warned. All she had to do was to listen to certain people about the changing dynamics, now it will be very hard to convince anyone that DBLP have the best interests OF THE BLACK POPULATION to heart…..we all know the GG can fire her, but given the history of the judiciary….let’s see.

    “Caswell: PM should go! – by Anesta Henry April 7, 2021

    Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn is calling for Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to be removed from office.

    Franklyn told Barbados TODAY that Mottley failing to accept that she overstepped her boundaries when she accepted a call from cook shop owner Ross Ashton on Good Friday when police attempted to end his special event at Deacons Farm, St Michael, is grounds for immediate dismissal.

    In fact, the outspoken Opposition Senator said Governor General Dame Sandra Mason should be giving Prime Minister Mottley her walking papers.

    In breaking her silence on the issue which has caused much public debate in recent days, Prime Minister Mottley has maintained that she did no wrong in accepting a call from the Deacon’s Farm resident, and indicated that the situation could be compared to an official from another section of society calling her with a query. She said that her interaction with the law enforcement and the cook shop owner was simply to seek information on whether Ashton was breaching the protocols.”

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  • “She has no authority to call or to speak to any policeman in the performance of his duty.”

    According to Caswell..this is the whole crux of the matter…she had no authority….which i take to mean, this matter should have gone through the proper channels, chain of command…..someone can correct me if am wrong…..but the AG should have reached out to the Commissioner…..and confirm what is and not a restaurant and who could stay open or not….but this happens when you pigeon hole ya own people for SO LONG…and got others labeled as upscale and this and that, these are the consequences, this is KARMA…

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  • -War-on-UApril 7, 2021 10:52 AM

    Angela…i just posted something that got moderated too…and it is very important information…it happens from time to time…

    I would accept your explanation
    However if the names of any of the three are placed in a comment
    The comment is placed in moderation
    As with a comment I retrieve from one of their postings from fb and which was placed on BU and was placed in moderation

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  • Can’t wait to see if idiots goingto.put this woman back in office yes “idiots ” a borrowed description of Barbadian from the blp playback
    Her political stench is beyond intolerable
    Not only at home but across some small island states

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  • A rising tide sink ships
    Yes indeed

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  • @ bajanfreeparty April 6, 2021 7:25 PM

    Call me a sycophant if you want. Anyway, the fact is that our great government is doing a superhuman job during the pandemic and is performing far better than many white countries in the North.

    I am very proud of our government. I am particularly proud of Mia Mottley, who is very civic-minded in every way and performs above and beyond the call of duty for our island.

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  • Let the media do their job

    Does the businessman have a license to operate food and liqour?
    is he a vendor of food or a dine-in restaurant?
    Does he have permission to use the NCC’s play park as a dining area?
    Does outdoor dining in a play park qualify as “dine-in”?
    Does the prohibition on play parks for use between 6-9 and 3-6 only for EXERCISE apply on the day in question?
    Does anyone expect any lowly police constable to question or go against the Prime Minister on the spot or there after?
    Has any member of the BLP come out to defend the actions as yet??

    Theo was right. This IS who we are. Nothing wrong with exposing it for all to see as we should in ALL cases. Accountability comes at the ballot box.

    Just observing

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  • just finished reading it, chain of command, thought the AG…. and DPP who has too much power to be corrupt, is responsible for liaising with the commissioner…..all lawyers should know this better than any one of us..

    “Quoting Section 8 of the Police Act, Franklyn noted that the Commissioner of Police shall have the command of the Force, and shall be responsible to the Governor General for the efficient administration and government of the force and for the proper expenditure of all public monies appropriated for the service thereof.

    “The Commissioner of Police does not report to a political person. The person who the commissioner is responsible to is the Governor General. That doesn’t say anything about the Prime Minister. She has overstepped her boundaries,” Franklyn said.”

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  • “Has any member of the BLP come out to defend the actions as yet??.”

    all they ever seem to do is collect taxpayer’s money in salaries and nod their heads in agreement, even if it goes against the population whom they will soon be begging for votes again…

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  • ONE INGRUNT WOMAN HAD THE AUDACITY TO SAY THAT SHE WAS WITH ANOTHER WOMAN WEEKS AGO WHO CALLED MIA THE PRIME MINISTER WHO DIDN’T ANSWER THE CALL.

    HER FRIEND NEEDED TO BE A SHOT CALLER, MAJOR DRUG DEALER WITH INFLUENCE IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND/OR FINANCIER FOR THE CALL TO BE ANSWERED IN A PROMPT MANNER.

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  • @angela cox April 7, 2021 12:52 PM “Can’t wait to see if idiots going to put this woman back in office yes “idiots ”

    So if you are calling the electorate of Barbados “idiots” how do you expect them to persuade them to vote for your favorite party in the next election?

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  • angela coxApril 7, 2021 12:52 PM

    Can’t wait to see if idiots goingto.put this woman back in office yes “idiots ” a borrowed description of Barbadian from the blp playback
    Her political stench is beyond intolerable
    Not only at home but across some small island states

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  • Cuhdear BajanApril 7, 2021 3:07 PM

    @angela cox April 7, 2021 12:52 PM “Can’t wait to see if idiots going to put this woman back in office yes “idiots ”

    So if you are calling the electorate of Barbados “idiots” how do you expect them to persuade them to vote for your favorite party in the next election?

    Cuh dear u are not as clever as u might think u are
    U are a bone faced liar
    Shameless rat
    You cherry part of my comments to suit your stinking purpose
    Phew

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  • That means I don’t have to vote for the DLP then?

    Of which you are yard fowl in chief?

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  • Cuhdear BajanApril 7, 2021 4:13 PM

    That means I don’t have to vote for the DLP then?

    Couldn’t care less who u vote for boned faced liar

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  • @ angela cox April 7, 2021 3:52 PM
    “So if you are calling the electorate of Barbados “idiots” how do you expect them to persuade them to vote for your favorite party in the next election?”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Instead of always singing the electoral ‘blues’ maybe you and your yellow-bellied party can take advantage of the ‘short’ memories of Bajan by reminding them of what your deceitful lying party (dlp) had to do to get rid of the previous CoP DD.

    What were the reasons given for his ‘forced’ early retirement?

    Caswell Franklyn warned you guys way back in 2017 (and again in 2019 & 2020) about the negative consequences of fudging the law and governing conventions to facilitate the politicization of that ‘vital’ Force in order to play partisan political games which can then lead to a polarization in that same ‘critical’ institution and its inevitable spill over into the wider society already on the road to collapse.

    The political chickens have now come home to roost.

    Maybe Karma has returned to bite the ‘major’ actors in the wire-tapping ass.

    Thanks to those corrupt and stupid politicians the blatant politicization of the country’s main law enforcement agency has pushed it down the road of no return from the banana republic status.

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  • The stories on media platforms about connections and ties to this govt are jawdropping
    Needles to say if these stories are true the chicken coming home to roost will be sooner rather than later
    What a ting doah

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  • Things that make you go hmmmm…
    Someone had said before that the artiste A/C was in fact Hal Austin in disguise which seemed preposterous at the time
    but it seems that they both are coming from the same place
    although Hal is allegedly a man and A/C a woman
    Is A/C the feminine side of Harold manifesting on BU and he secretly is a cross dresser wearing kinky underwear on his computer

    The Shapeshifters
    You Ain’t Love

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  • ☎ Calling Mia / David King @ 911
    Your comment is awaiting moderation

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  • ☎ Calling Mia / David King @ 911
    😃

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  • Strut your funky stuff Vs Who is he?
    So is Hal an undercover reporter in lingerie
    which is french for crotchless panties
    he was working the case deep undercover
    but just got busted for cruising gay discos dressed as a woman

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  • 555dubstreetApril 7, 2021 4:42 PM

    Things that make you go hmmmm…
    Someone had said before that the artiste A/C was in fact Hal Austin in disguise which seemed preposterous at the time
    but it seems that they both are coming from the same place
    although Hal is allegedly a man and A/C a woman
    Is A/C the feminine side of Harold manifesting on BU and he secretly is a cross dresser wearing kinky underwear on his computer

    The Shapeshifters

    Come to think
    Someone else told me that A/C name was high jacked and used under a different name on Bu
    So funny

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  • Murder she wrote
    The heat is on
    Pax pah lax
    Me gone into moderation
    What a ting doah
    I

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  • Which does more damage, yuh igrunt rasshole, a cuss word or your nauseating lies?

    You blasted lie ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!

    You make my stomach sick!

    Worry about that, you pooch-picking yardfowl of the nastiest breed! Take the big rasshole log out of your infected eyes before you seek to take the grass out of mine!

    Your problem is that you are missing the ass-kissing from the pretend prig of a London Liar!

    Too bad!

    But …. being in moderation does not mean the London Liar cannot post. He has chosen not to, I would guess. David would not block his, “Spot ons!”

    Back to the topic!

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  • When a person spews fowl shit all day long what else should one call them but a rasshole????

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  • BU’s top detective has just put on his Columbo Mackintosh and has finished smoking a big fat blunt to solve another mystery case..

    Is “David King” a glorified software app / bot / spam filter for the social media police building a public database of dubious individuals for blacklisting IP addresses while Government steal their best ideas from the good brains to put in their suitcases

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  • Yuh igrunt mudder, Fake Observing!

    I did not say I was with the woman. I said my friend was with the woman. She too had the cell phone number. That was my only point.

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  • Wonder why Angela Cox did not mention Baje’s cussing?

    Back to enjoying life!

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  • @555
    What are you smoking?
    Like it is good stuff.

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  • Looks like someone gimme som wrong numbahs.

    I put this thing in my list of contacts and got an out of service number.

    Tried de second numbah and got a sex line. Can you imagine my surprise to get a man givin me dutty talk.

    I think I gun try to call collek.

    You cant trust nobody dese days.

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  • Donna April 7, 2021 6:19 PM

    Wonder why Angela Cox did not mention Baje’s cussing?

    Back to enjoying

    U just did

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  • ☎ BU 😃


    Yes, this is Miss Renee King from Philadelphia.
    I want you to give me a call on area code 215-222-4209
    And I’m calling in reference to the music business.
    Thank you.”
    Hey how ya doin’
    Sorry ya can’t get through
    Why don’t you leave your name and your number
    And I’ll get back to you
    Hey how are ya doin’
    Sorry ya can’t get through
    But leave your name and your number
    And I’ll get back to you

    Shout out to Chaka Khan for calling us earlier


    You wanna call me up? Take my number down
    It’s 222-2222
    I gotta answering machine that can talk to you
    It goes
    Hey how ya doin’
    Sorry ya can’t get through
    Why don’t you leave your name and your number
    And I’ll get back to you
    Hey how are ya doin’
    Sorry ya can’t get through
    But leave your name and your number
    And I’ll get back to you

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  • Donna@ac

    Your problem is that you are missing the ass-kissing from the pretend prig of a London Liar!

    Too bad!
    Xxxxxxxcc
    Not my problem Bu have u yes u Donna on record asking for Hal and indicating u miss him
    Speaking of lies and speed dials u have outdone Mia

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  • David bu this in my view is making a big fuss about nothing.This nosense was orchestrated by the trini dem and Mr Ellis on Brasstacks on Monday.This was expected and was followed up by the political nightwatchman and Mr Franklyn for political reasons in my view.I wonder if Ms Depeiza remembers when the ex PM advised the speaker when ordered to pay his elder client to get a lawyer or better yet another ex minister found guilty of accepting a bribe.She realy should keep quiet along with Ac / Angela Cox who has no shame at all.Now she bringing comments from Austin to BU.Who cares about or misses Austin except you.Why don, t you join him on facebook and leave BU talking shite everyday.Very few wants to see you or the Dems in under 15 years.David BU i agree with you in moderating Austin for his gross disrespect for you.As for this matter Ms Mottley received a call and sought clarification from police officers on the scene nothing more nothing less.

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  • DonnaMarch 27, 2021 10:42 AM

    Cuhdear Bajan,

    Ha ha! You too? As annoying as the man is, he is one of us. The blog seems incomplete without him. It seems you do not need to like people to miss them.

    I guess he is not posting because David put him in moderation.

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  • @ Miller April 7, 2021 4:29 PM

    In my opinion, the solution is not more separation of powers, but absolute unity of powers. We should therefore politicise the administration, the police, the military and above all the judiciary more than ever and subject them to the will of our Supreme Leader. The citizens did not want a continuation of the blue cacophony when they voted, but a reign centred on a single centre of power. This rule legitimises itself through patriotism, reason, devotion to the nation and the absolute will to make our society better.

    Therefore, the outspoken senator is quite wrong when he indirectly calls for a return to the chaos and anarchy that almost destroyed our island between 2008 and 2018. Each minister could do whatever he wanted. The disastrous results are well known. A low-life figure from Blackrock, who cannot even manage decimals, dragged us into the abyss.

    It is all very different now. International investors have direct acces to our Supreme Leader, her ministers serve the people and the business community.

    It would therefore be more than appropriate, in my opinion, to increase the salaries of our government members by 10 to 20 percent as a special bonus after the end of the pandemic. In return, we might freeze the salaries of ordinary civil servants for a longer period of time.

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  • LorenzoApril 7, 2021 7:59 PM

    David bu this in my view is making a big fuss about nothing.This nosense was orchestrated by the trini dem and Mr Ellis on Brasstacks on Monday.This was expected and was followed up by the political nightwatchman and Mr Franklyn for political reasons in my view.I wonder if Ms Depeiza remembers when the ex PM advised the speaker when ordered to pay his elder client to get a lawyer or better yet another ex minister found guilty of accepting a bribe.She realy should keep quiet along with Ac / Angela Cox who has no shame at all.Now she bringing comments from Austin to BU.Who cares about or misses Austin except you.Why don, t you join him on facebook and leave BU talking shite everyday.Very few wants to see you or the Dems in under 15 years.David BU i agree with you in moderating Austin for his gross disrespect for you.As for this matter Ms Mottley received a call and sought clarification from police officers on the scene nothing more nothing less. I

    Xxxxccccc.
    Lorenzo is that your defense for Mia
    Yuh better (off )keeping quiet until this all blows over
    In any case I ain’t PM so i can talk as much sh.it as I like and truth along with it
    Mia talking sh.it and you condones it
    But look a jac.a.ss coming to attack me

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  • Lorenzo is that your defense for Mia
    Yuh better (off )keeping quiet until this all blows over
    In any case I ain’t PM so i can talk as much sh.it as I like and truth along with it
    Mia talking sh.it and you condones it
    But look a jac.a.ss coming to attack me

    Xxxxxxxxxxx

    WHAT MIA MOTTLEY DID WAS TO HELP AND PROTECT HER DRUG DEALING SCUMBAG OF AN “BUSINESS ” ASSOCIATE.

    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLASS OR BLACKNESS ALL TO DO WITH ASSISTING THOSE WHO HELPED YOU AND YOUR PARTY GET ELECTED IN 2018 AND A LIQUID CASH FINANCIER WHEN AND IF NEEDED.

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  • William Skinner

    @ all:
    For those who may be unaware, there was a time when Comrade Austin submitted a number of articles to BU on a very regular basis. If my memory serves me correctly , even his picture accompanied the articles. I personally look forward to Comrade Austin’s offerings again. I sincerely hope that he continues to write. Although, I am not a Face Book regular, I am delighted to learn that he is still giving his views.

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  • Fb is telling all kind of stories to this issues with appendages and long legs attached
    There is so much going that Mia cannot defend the things being said outside saying the stories are lies
    Wish Barbados had a media with guts to get to the bottom of this damaging story

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  • As I recall, I said that he may be annoying but he is one of us. You do get used to annoying family members.

    I also miss GP, even though I disagree most strongly with his politics and a whole lot more.

    I do not have to agree with a person about everything and a person does not have to be perfect since none of us is.

    So….I am quick to anger but slow to hate.

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  • So…. where exactly is the lie, you idiot?

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  • The two political scientists, whatever that is, sounds just like 2 political yardfowls…the whole episode is embarrassing and ugly…they all need to take a long look at themselves in the mirror and see that none of this is useful.

    AND

    they need to highlight the RACISM and DISCRIMINATION IN BARBADOS…that is just as ugly as any that can be found across Guyana and Trinidad….disgusting, repulsive in a Black MAJORITY country, a blight on both governments and MINISTERS WHO WILLFULLY AND MALICIOUSLY fALLOWED it to continue for 54 years…against the African descended…

    ….that is what Mia needs to explain and stop trying to shift the blame from the dirty, thieving racist minorities on to the Black police…and believe she can get away with lying like that….the only thing left to believe in using that tactic is an attempt to allow the hatred against the Black population to continue in STEALTH while pretending it no longer exists….but until it’s addressed, yall will always be SEEN AS BLACK SELLOUTS, dangerous and not to be trusted in Barbados or anywhere else, especially not on the Continent of Africa, with yardfowls willing to do anything to be betray like the traitors they are….don’t worry, they have been warned about you frauds..

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  • Donna @ ac

    DonnaApril 7, 2021 9:39 PM

    So…. where exactly is the lie, you idiot
    Xxxxxxxxxxxcccccc
    Here is your creation of a lie pointing in my direction stating

    Donna@ac

    Your problem is that you are missing the ass-kissing from the pretend prig of a London Liar!

    Too bad!
    Xxxxxxxxxxxx xx.
    Any how the moral of the story when u point a finger at some one the other finger is pointing back at you
    What a fowl mouth
    Too bad

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  • William Skinner
    He is on fb yesterday I copied an excellent comment he made on fb in response to Belle and Wickham defense of Mia
    I posted it on BU and David remove it
    None of the content posted contain offensive or vindictive language
    However David remove it
    On the other hand meanwhile coming from the Bu corridors at times flithy words that contain filthy language are loud and clear and the individuals spewing these obscenities are not placed in moderation
    Exhibit A Donna
    So much for freedom of speech and David policy guidelines

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  • Mia use of race as a defense will not wash with the public
    All remembers how she was heavily involved in Guyana politics taking on the role of peace maker
    The kind of peace that still have not calm the troubled waters of racism in Guyana resulting with a govt whose policies have hurt blacks over years and one which she approved of

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  • A/C/Mariposa/Angela Cox
    How do you know Hal’s comments are being moderated and he has not moved on from BU, did you speak to him on facebook or do you possess ESP powers of telepathy to receive the thoughts he sends out using sensory channels of communication.
    I put it to the ladies and gentlemen of jury that AC is Hal and should be found guilty of masquerading and fraud and the prosecution rest their case your honour.

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  • Mia is going to get an opportunity to reverse this nasty colonial shit that black politicians/governments took and turned into something even worse than the colonials delivered. Black/Africans who are connected to their REAL Motherland can reestablish their African Indigenous identity, their Maroon identity….hope Mia understands that it is a UNIVERSAL RIGHT accepted everywhere…when she’s approached, and she will, hopefully she is receptive and don’t turn it into an international affair by re-enforcing the slave society nastiness which will be exposed EVERYWHERE if any attempt is made….

    ….this is an opportunity to make things right, don’t waste it….am letting her know as a courtesy, if she needs information or help, it will be available…get rid of the enslavement, disenfranchisment and collecting yardfowls mentality directed at African descended people……there are not many chances left.

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  • @ Donna

    It seems as though you’re becoming the main target for the members of Hal Austin’s ‘how great thou art’ choir.

    I just read Coxy’s April 7, 2021 6:25 AM contribution in which she mentioned, “Meanwhile day after day one Donna cuss like a drunken sailor.”

    Ironically, Coxy also “cuss like a drunken sailor,” especially when she caught ‘telling lies.’ (and you know that’s quite often).

    I’ll give you a recent example on this particular blog.

    “angela cox April 7, 2021 8:57 AM #: Give me a f..king break…”

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  • 555dubstreetApril 8, 2021 6:27 AM

    A/C/Mariposa/Angela Cox
    How do you know Hal’s comments are being moderated and he has not moved on from BU, did you speak to him on facebook or do you possess ESP powers of telepathy to receive the thoughts he sends out using sensory channels of communication.
    I put it to the ladies and gentlemen of jury that AC is Hal and should be found guilty of masquerading and fraud and the prosecution rest their case your honour

    Steupse

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  • @ David, you could read the Barbados Today editorial.

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  • @Hants

    Read it, it reconciles with concerns we should have. As stated the government must make decisions to maintain a harmonious society. The Good Friday decision by the PM ranks up there with Stuart and how he dealt with Michael Carrington. We continue to play politics with all issues. We will reap the whirlwind.

    #BTEditorial – No parting of the Red Sea on Good Friday – #BTEditorial – No parting of the Red Sea on Good Friday: https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/04/08/bteditorial-no-parting-of-the-red-sea-on-good-friday/

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    David, let me be rude and a tad cynical…

    I’ll use the remarks from a powerful, most astute political leader (suitably amended) …

    ‘The govt of Barbados will [should] endure “serious consequences” if they are used as “a vehicle for [reputed chieftains of alleged illicit activities] from the ‘Farm’ or Broad St who are hijacking our country.” ‘

    These individuals “must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation, [curry favors] or push bad ideas that citizens [should] reject at the ballot box [by voting them out] … Unless, unless Bajans admire this temerity and relish their own opportunity to ‘call some shots'”.

    So if for years corporate bandits were speed dialing their favorite PM and Caribbean barons in their local fiefdoms were doing these elected king/queen’s wishes, why now are we so shocked to see it displayed so brazenly!

    As the powerful politician quoted who badly bit his tongue to condemn his opponents and forgot the many times his supporting business bandits did the same thing, so too this amusing tirade bites off too much hypocrisy.

    Obviously LAWLESSNESS and disregard for the Rule of Lawful conduct must be condemned only when the other political side does it!

    Wha we gine do ! The Dees screwed up so badly that they were all dismissed … but now Mia is addicted to the power drug and acting brazenly lawlessly … wha we gine do!

    BTW, still waiting for the number … I want to call and admonish the PM as a very concerned citizen. 🙃

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  • @Dee Word

    We must be careful to avoid conflating the issues.

    There is classism at play in Barbados like everywhere else. There is nothing wrong with the PM taking the call. It is how it was dealt with that is the issue.

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  • “…1 out of 100”

    …More like 1 out of 1,000,000… but i take his point!

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  • @ Donna

    It seems as though you’re the target for the members of H.A ‘how great thou art’ choir.

    I just read Coxy’s April 7, 2021 6:25 AM contribution in which she mentioned, “Meanwhile day after day one Donna cuss like a drunken sailor.”

    Ironically, Coxy also “cuss like a drunken sailor,” especially when she caught ‘telling lies.’ Look what I saw when I read her angela cox April 7, 2021 8:57 AM contribution:

    “Give me a f..king break…”

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  • This is the bottomline as am now seeing it and as per what is circulating on other forums which i will not post…if certain people helped Mia get the votes, even more than she needed to propel her to the parliament, she is committed to taking care of them and their needs….wuh if the parliament in the form of DBLP were fully committed to a bunch of racists and thieves for ALL OF 54 YEARS….she can commit to those who helped her and look just like her, but should be more cognizant of the confines of the law and should not be seen as breaking them or demoralizing an already badly mentally reduced police force……which should be protecting the MAJORITY POPULATION who pay their salary and not only a bunch of minority crooks..

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  • What must be uppermost in our minds is that the minorities who ENJOYED decades of living off the Black population with PROTECTION FROM GOVERNMENTS and the POLICE are DRUG TRAFFICKERS, GUN RUNNERS, even on a GRANDER scale than those dudes now being accused…these dudes, some of them were their MULES….

    so understand the dynamics now playing out…

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  • Artax @Donna

    Ironically, Coxy also “cuss like a drunken sailor,” especially when she caught ‘telling lies.’ Look what I saw when I read her angela cox April 7, 2021 8:57 AM contribution:

    “Give me a f..king break…
    Xxxxxxxxxxxc
    So please explain how u came to a conclusion that my comment had cuss word/ s

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  • The O

    There is some good shit available

    but I am a veteran and just feel normal

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  • Perhaps the same way you came to the conclusion Donna’s comments had cuss words.

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  • Illiterate, I repeat – where is the lie?

    Do you understand what constitutes a lie?

    I said you miss his ass-kissing. That has nothing to do with why I miss him.

    He is after all a Bajan who, I think likes being here and though he is annoying, I really don’t feel good about his exit, even if I understand why he is being moderated and supported it.

    In short, fool, I find annoyance wears off. Never could maintain it.

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  • Hal bitched about rude words like his incarnation A/C do

    Gauntlet testing the limits of free expression
    The words you can never say on television
    shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tit

    Lenny Bruce did a comedy sketch about the N word
    in an attempt to take strength of the insult of the most hateful word used
    in the same way that rap youths took the word from white racists and turned it into a word for empowerment of themselves

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  • Artax,

    Hilarious, isn’t it? I hardly read her crap anymore because you can be relied on to dispose of it most expertly. No need for anyone else to bother.

    But I happened to espy her hypocritical comment and felt the need to reply.

    She is the type of person I do not understand.

    She has no shame! How does a person have no shame????? We have a few of them here on BU who have no shame just like Donald Trump.

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  • @ Donna

    Don’t fret yourself.

    Remember, Coxy and the goodly gentleman argued because they had a difference of opinion over the Prince Harry/Meghan issue, did not mean they shouldn’t maintain a ‘cordial relationship’ with each other.

    Perhaps she refusing understand the point you’ve been making, so she could be argumentative.

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  • It hurts me when I read about the racial divides in Guyana and Trinidad. The conditioning of the divide and rule principle has surely served its purpose.

    These people need to get it into their heads, that the issue is not black, white, red, yellow. The issue is about distribution of economic resources.

    So, before you hate on your black, white, red, or yellow Brother or Sister, check yuhself.

    For your hatred is actually being directly at…… yourself.

    Think about it.

    Who and what should really be your enemy?

    This is critical to any discussion on race and economic resources.

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  • The pictures of Barbados PM with people who are described as those dealing in illegal activities now begs the question what was the PM thought process when she was hob nobbing with these characters
    Maybe Lorenzo or Enuff can answer that question
    The pictures are riveting and begs for answers from Mia
    Not Good

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  • Mia was caught red handed and now resorts to race to hid her misdeeds

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  • This is something else may was warned could happen…this is a burden since DBLP governments never built homeless shelters for the local population…now there are homeless tourists…

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/04/08/tourists-stranded-by-covid-prompting-charitys-appeals-to-diplomats/

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  • Reductio ad absurdum
    I asked for help earlier, but having read the various posts, it appears that my cry went unanswered. Let us agree that in the story, it would have been better if one of the characters was a priest. However, I am unable to make the leap from having poor casting in the one act play to Mia doing something wrong.

    Just in case I missed it, allow me to ask you three questions.
    During the conversation did the gentleman attempt to sell Mia drugs?
    During the conversation did Mia place an order?
    Was the conversation carried on in hushed tones and whispers or was it on a speaker phone so that all can hear?

    It is possible for us to speculate about why Mia took the call, but without knowing the actual relationship between the two, then we are merely flapping our gumbs. I have a dear friend, a convicted thief who served his time, but f he was to call me and I was in church or in a call with Mia , I would ask to be excuse and take the call.

    Mr Aston may be a ‘poor example, but here Mia has demonstrated that she is accessible, listening and responding to people. To some, bad optics – to others, just politics, to me, a leaders who tries to keep in touch with citizens.
    —-xx—

    TRON, I do not have the number, Could you hook me up?

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  • Forgive me, if I appear to be flippant. But for me, this is much more of a political football than an issue requiring resignation.

    For this reason, I cannot take it as seriously as others do.

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  • @ TheOGazerts who wrote ” Mia has demonstrated that she is accessible ”

    She is a grass roots politician who is comfortable socializing in all levels of society. From Shandy Lane to Deacons.firm.

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  • It is worth repeating: having her number on speed dial is not the issue here. Caribbean leaders especially in the smaller islands are known to be accessible except Fruendel of course.

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  • @ Tron April 7, 2021 8:03 PM
    “Therefore, the outspoken senator is quite wrong when he indirectly calls for a return to the chaos and anarchy that almost destroyed our island between 2008 and 2018. Each minister could do whatever he wanted. The disastrous results are well known. A low-life figure from Blackrock, who cannot even manage decimals, dragged us into the abyss.

    It is all very different now. International investors have direct acces to our Supreme Leader, her ministers serve the people and the business community.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Maybe then you could use your own direct royal telephone connection to your Supreme Leader to inquire into the whereabouts of your Imperial leader’s [former] most trusted lieutenant (primus pilus) ‘MOE’ who has been ‘MIA’ since the last reshuffling of the deck of ministerial cards way back in July 2020.

    Aren’t the politically dispensable peons called the electoral pawns entitled to be apprised of the ‘wellbeing’ of such a centurion entrusted with the senatorial responsibility of overseeing the country’s business?

    Since you hold in your magical ‘right’ hand the ‘left’ ear of the Empress MAM why not recommend to your “Supreme Leader” a suitable replacement to conduct the people’s business?

    How about nominating your own man Sinkliar the makeover mathematical mannequin called “0.007 Decimal Bond”?

    Don’t you think a ‘speed-dial-on-speaker’ call from Ross Napoleon on the ‘deacon’s’ farm can act as the ‘Seconder’?

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  • The issue is one of which she spoke to a person of ill repute known to illegal activity and who has outstanding criminal charges held against
    What on earth would make Mia to think that any form of personnel engagement or contact on her part would sit well with the public and which can be described as very poor judgment
    If she was a senator in the USA she would be brought before an ethics committe to explain such nonsensical behavior

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  • @AC

    MIA COULD BE CAUGHT BITING AND CHEWING ON A WOMAN CLITORIS VIA ASSAULT AND THE SAME FOOLS WOULD COME OUT AND SAY NO BIG DEAL.

    MIA COULD BEAT AND MISTREAT WOMEN WHILST MEN DOING SAME ACTIONS WOULD BE ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MANY IDIOTS LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

    ON THE 2X3 ISLAND IT SEEMS MOST LIVE IN THEIR OWN TWISTED & WARPED SENSE OF REALITY.

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  • Baje u are so right
    When one read the damming allegations against this individual and Mia having her name and personnel info placed directly in contact with this individuals it should be enough to send shock.waves across the mind of any right thinking Barbadian
    It is unbelievable to hear or read the damaging stories about this individual
    Then the PM the head of a country one who should lead by example finds it necessary to cuddle and support this individual right to make calls to her at his own leisure when police come knocking
    Barbados has certainly hit rock bottom bells and whistle attached

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  • The pics of her shown once again with her galvanting and smiling with these individuals like buddy buddies makes for asking the question has Mia gone mad
    REALLY Revolting and disgusting
    Race my foot
    Ignorance beyond belief

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  • Again…the office of the DPP has too much power to do wrong unjust, illegal acts against the citizenry, the stench of Leacock is still very strong because all who worked under him are still there, his former second in command is now DPP….all that power needs to be REMOVED from that useless office…. People in prison for 10 years without bail or trial or relieved from prosecution but still illegally held…is INJUSTICE that needs to be brought to the attention of human rights bodies…

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/04/08/state-to-compensate-man-for-unlawful-imprisonment/

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  • @ Miller April 8, 2021 5:18 PM

    Big Sinck is fulfilling his role as a useful klutz on our Supreme Leader’s political chessboard. I could even imagine the Barbardos Liberal Party fielding him in the next elections to capture the votes of the feeble-minded. But we should in no way infer from this that our Supreme Leader holds the former Finance Minister in any esteem. He will end up just as OSA once did on his fatal trip to Guyana. – I do not wish to comment on the other personnel matters and may refer you here to GIS.

    In any case, let us not get worked up over petty details of day-to-day governance. It is as clear as daylight that the broad lines are right: Financial default to balance the budget (done), tax cut for companies (done), no substantial increase in civil servants’ salaries until 2030 (done), reduction of civil servants’ pensions (in progress), infrastructure reconstruction (look outside Sandy Lane, in progress), opposition destroyed or imprisoned (partly done, New York in progress), victory over the Wuhan plague (almost done).

    Our next major project should be to transform the state of Barbados into a presidential republic. The Russian Federation and Turkey could serve as a model here. In any case, we should place the right people in the Constitutional Convention. Our task on BU is to provide them with the right text modules to anticipate and to fulfil the will of our Supreme Leader.

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  • Commissioner not commenting on the Good Friday incident says senior officer – Commissioner not commenting on the Good Friday incident says senior officer:

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/04/09/commissioner-not-commenting-on-the-good-friday-incident-says-senior-officer/

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  • The commissioner mouth on lockdown
    The protocols he must adhere to
    Or else face the raging fury that would be pleted his way from the PM
    Would not be surprised to hear him offer his resignation
    David yuh see I took your advice and headed to CNN

    ####fireinbabylon

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  • @ David April 9, 2021 4:12 PM

    Our government has drawn the right conclusion from the chaos of voices during the blue catastrophe years. We need a centralised, coherent information policy from our government and administration. The appointment of Roy Morris as First Press Secretary ensures the professionalism needed to achieve this goal.

    Apart from that, ministers and civil servants are not entitled to invoke the Constitution’s freedom of expression. They speak as organs of state and must therefore comply with the will of our Supreme Leader.

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  • It is obvious from the silence of COP Tyrone Griffith he does not have the stomach to rock the boat. We saw it with his refusal to investigate Donville Inniss and ICBL, now he prefers to remain silent when it is obvious his officers were intimidated by the communication from the PM.

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  • David
    The CoP mout shut because the officers were intimidated but the head of the BPA said he received no complaints. Explain what is obvious.

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  • @ David April 9, 2021 7:34 PM

    “when it is obvious his officers were intimidated by the communication from the PM”

    In every well-organised state, there are official information channels with prioritisation. We must finally recognise that the clutter of voices from 2008 to 2018 in no way constituted proper governance, but a monstrous abnormality.

    After our Most Honourable Prime Minister has clarified the matter and once again demonstrated her great courtesy to citizens, lower admin departments have no reason at all to comment on the explanations of the head of all admin units.

    Our citizens should trust GIS without any worries. The information presented there is authentic and trustworthy.

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  • @enuff

    A case of officers not trusting the BPA to protect their confidentiality?

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  • @ David April 9, 2021 7:34 PM

    Do you know if a complaint was made to the police and they “refused to investigate Donville Inniss and ICBL?”

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  • @Artax

    The blogmaster is not aware, however, the COP stated he needed a complaint to initiate the process- you mean this could not have been done by the office of the AG as one example of they’re serious about rooting out corruption?

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