GONE HAYWIRE

Submitted Observing

Things are so out of whack recently that I think we have gone haywire. Let me just toss a few random disjointed thoughts out there to get a real real feel for where we are right now.

  1. Persons on bail for vicious murders…BUT…end up committing others after
  2. Local parties and fetes are restricted…BUT…visitors can plan 2 months ahead of time and party soon with wild abandon
  3. Large outcry over the Trojan Riddim…BUT…and even larger outcry over the outcry over the Trojan Riddim
  4. MAM says take down the Riddim AND apologise…BUT…so far 166 thousand views, 3000 likes and Sunday School still wukking
  5. NUPW elected to represent workers…BUT….NUPW has to call in the police to save itself
  6. Minister boasts that cruise ships coming…BUT…positive cases still showing up on liners abroad
  7. We say the children under severe pressure…BUT…we force the same children to do Common Entrance
  8. Auditor General report speaks of problems…BUT…not a peep or pang from the GoB or BLP about it
  9. Cruise ships mashup Carlisle Bay coral…BUT…Minister says no problem he will plant it back
  10. Road tax removed to supposedly ease consumers….BUT……gas prices (and said tax) increasing every single month
  11. Hotel workers cannot be forced to take the vaccine…BUT…guests can demand that they do
  12. There is no price gouging they say…BUT…ask any supermarket buyer and you’ll hear different
  13. Four Seasons money written off by government…BUT…the main lawyer and main adviser running the same government coffers currently
  14. Verla’s ready to lead the DLP to next year’s election…BUT…she has to beat a certain Guy first.

See what I tell ya. We Gone Haywire.

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  • Didn’t Colonel Bostic say that he did not approve any haywire party out of UK….am sure it was on a platform today….someone made up their own plans and are in the background like cockroaches or white shadows or whatever they call themselves these days, waiting to capitalize and spread Covid at the people’s expense..

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  • Re: Black Workers (Natty Exploited)

    Blacks are tools to be used

    abused and thrown away

    as are everyone else too

    it’s the capitalist way

    peoples work is worth more than their pay

    if you worked with white boys and girls

    you would know they are nothing special

    the best and only way is to work for yourself

    and pass it onto to family

    so they have an inheritance

    and opportunity

    and accumulative wealth

    built over many generations

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  • @5:11
    Once again BU top investigative reporter has delivered a video that is shocking.
    I am surprise at how ordinary Bajans are producing videos of an extremely high quality and content. Without a script, they are telling the stories in a brutally honest manner. What others go to school yo learn, they appear to know by instinct.

    Any comments that I make would detract from the original story and the investigational/presentation skills of the reporter.

    @ac “you go girl”

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  • TheOGazerts

    You seem to be a fan of or sucker for AC/Hal Conservative political spin and psyops on Social Media

    beware and be aware that’s how they get their foothold and gain traction when in opposition

    they prey on people who are fighting the system of injustice and pretend they are the solution when they are bigger part of the problem

    that’s how insincere Republicans and Conservatives in USA and UK get swings and implement policies to shaft people when in power

    for example Republicans are now complaining about rise in prices and how poor are struggling

    you should be weary and wary of them

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  • The people are right to make videos and post them for the world to see, hoping to see tens of thousands more videos worldwide….they want back all the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.STOLEN FROM THEM…

    their families are starving and thousands of people can’t get water…

    expose them all…

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  • Wouldn’t COVID 189 have affected the completion of this Fairchild Street 3.8 Million Stall project?

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/09/16/new-vendors-market-by-november-30/

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  • Was the plane purchased by Barbados government or leased by St. Vincent government and registered in Barbados.

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  • Lorenzo and enuff Tek a look at the video and see how yuh beautiful govt treats black people
    Meanwhile can she’ll out 350 million dollars to the tourism industry but can’t find money to finish the 2×4 stalls for the black business man to make a living

    Even Hay wire can come in and get some of the sweets in four months
    Then wunna call me hypocrite
    Good God have a heart

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  • DavidJune 14, 2021 6:06 PM

    Was the plane purchased by Barbados government or leased by St. Vincent government and registered in Barbados

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    Nobody have seen the arrangements

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    The main stream media are toothless gutless good for nothing
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  • “Then wunna call me hypocrite”

    Calling you a wolf in sheep’s clothing

    Bag a wolf in sheep clothing in a Babylon

    Slave master I am the shepherd of my pasture

    Dreadlock calling and Babylon falling

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  • @555
    ‘You seem to be a fan of or sucker for AC/Hal Conservative political spin and psyops on Social Media’

    AC is the equivalent of a canary in the coal mine warning us of the bad air in the tunnel.

    She is like John the Baptist crying in the wilderness of Judea “Repent, for trouble walks our island”

    Whilst some stand at the shore and say “Come in, the water is safe”, she is the lifeguard standing at the shore and warning of the hidden dangers lurking beneath the surface.

    After seeing the relentless and unwarranted attacks upon her, I had to give her my support. Let me add that though outnumbered 3, 4 or 5 to 1, she has distributed more than her share of bloody noses. What i like most about her is the grit, the guts, the stick-to -it ness and her reporting/investigative skills. She is scrappy, loves a good fight and is not a quitter.

    Others who were more capable and better armed were chased away, but she has a big pair of balls and coninues the good fight.

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  • DavidJune 14, 2021 6:05 PM

    Wouldn’t COVID 189 have affected the completion of this Fairchild Street 3.8 Million Stall project?

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    But over 2million dollars spent and less than one hundred stalls the size of broom closet finished in two years is unacceptable
    Sufficient and enough for the Auditor general to ask questions and raised the eyebrows of concerned citizens
    Uh get it now David

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  • “Others who were more capable and better armed were chased away, but she has a big pair of balls and coninues the good fight.”

    A cut and paste artist who circulates memes and tropes for rightwing trolls

    a filthy Trump bitch

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  • @6:05 👎
    I was very disappointed by your post. I hurried there expecting to gather information and to learn something. What I found was a number of broken promises.

    One would expect that by August 2020, any good builder would have a sound idea of what he could accomplish in two months. To project an October/November finish and to be on the job 8 months later is a disgrace. I will not comment on the appearance of the building, but 100 stalls for $2M is approximately $20,000 for a 2×3 stall.

    I would not have provided this “sweet are the uses of adversity link

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  • Instead of posting nonsense why not use the technology to do your research instead of running with nonsense.

    https://fb.watch/67ELvJZDGY/

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  • Was that a no-ball or a wide?

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  • David instead of attacking why don’t u get on the phone and asked the minister in charge of this project hard pressing questions
    Oh forget uh might never get an answer
    So go ahead and cuss me
    ioo hundred stalls the size of shoe boxes in two years plus 2 million dollars
    Black folks wake up this govt ain’t give two Wuk.ups about wunna getting nothing

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  • Seagulls, are drawn to lustrous things. That shiny bracelet or set of keys are beacons for nosing birds
    Is that how the word gullible originated?

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  • Have a great night.
    ac, don’t give up the fight.

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  • TheOGazertsJune 14, 2021 8:02 PM

    Have a great night.
    ac, don’t give up the fight

    Thank u .will

    DavidJune 14, 2021 7:43 PM

    Instead of posting nonsense why not use the technology to do your research instead of running with nonsense

    Xxxxx
    That was definitely wide off the stumps

    David outside of design and picturesque ideas
    I learned nothing about the financial aspect involved and time period for the finishing of the project
    Money should be the beginning starting point and length of time to finish the project
    Again 2million spent in two years and not even one stall completed
    Yes completed

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  • I want to know if everyone will sit by after two dangerous, wicked self-serving governments spent 2 generations and took an island filled with SURVIVORS and turned it into a DEN for RACISTS to live at the expense of people who had no clue what they ARE STILL dong…and don’t try to UNDO what these beasts and their racist handlers did to the people in a 97% BLACK COUNTRY…

    what’s the point if we don’t work to take these demons down……..a PRIME example should be made of ALL OF THEM….the evil they promoted and installed in Black lives cannot go unpunished..and should be a worldwide template for others to follow when the poisonous cancer of racists and racism lands in any country to destroy it…

    racists have gotten so brazen that they are OPENLY STEALING from employees who are stuck in that dirty tourism dependency trap….it can only get worse from here.

    sit and take it and your grandchildren or great grands will be next when they next generation of racists and thieves put in an appearance with their savagery..

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  • So we have a govt being exposed daily by citizen journalist having the guts to openly expressed themselves via video
    Showing the incompetence of a govt who neglects the black business persons of this country
    These videos shows truths which are being hidden by main stream media
    Media that rather listen to govt propaganda and feeds it to the public as truth
    Two million dollars spent on a project designed to build stalls for the black business person and not one stall has been completed in two years
    What a dam shame

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  • David,

    I would never have owned Sandy Lane in the first place.

    The problem with you is that you are locked in a box.

    Some of us are attempting to highlight the fundamental problems with existing business models, challenging with a view to stimulating thought among the people.

    You are attempting to reason within the current system.

    One is a long term while the other is short-term.

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  • Maybe you are locked as well. The reality is that you have a hotel which employs 700 people experiencing 10% occupancy because of the pandemic and in an effort to protect jobs the owners have had to be creative, the alternative is to retrench. Whether you would have purchased is irrelevant.

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  • “I want to know if everyone will sit by after two dangerous, wicked self-serving governments spent 2 generations and took an island filled with SURVIVORS and turned it into a DEN for RACISTS to live at the expense of people who had no clue what they ARE STILL dong…and don’t try to UNDO what these beasts and their racist handlers did to the people in a 97% BLACK COUNTRY…

    what’s the point if we don’t work to take these demons down”

    Lets do some number crunching analysis

    Raw Data
    287,375 people
    The population of Barbados is predominantly black (92.4%) or mixed (3.1%). [1] 2.7% of the population is white and 1.3% South Asian. The remaining 0.4% of the population includes East Asians (0.1%) and Middle Easterners (0.1%).
    Black = 265,534.5
    Mixed = 8908.625
    White = 7759.125
    South Asian = 3735.875
    East Asian = 287.375
    Middle Easterners = 287.375

    Opinion
    I would say that although legacy of slavery may still be internalised and manifesting in the culture
    Barbados problems lies more with wealth distribution and wealth inequality and limited opportunity and low recompense for work as employees for business and government in private and public sectors and politicians being dictated to by money and business

    Conclusion about the Isms and Scisms
    Racism is probably possibly a red herring due to black majority
    More socialism and less capitalism is required as solution
    less class structure based on wealth and / or colour
    more integration

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  • @Kiki

    For an outsider you have a good sense of the issues at play. We have had many discussions on this blog and elsewhere regarding the blurring of what some refer to as racism and those who by hook or crook are vested in protecting the establishment structures to sustain their wealth. This is not peculiar to Barbados. This is a struggle we witness daily in global societies. Enfranchising our people to ensure equity is the undergirding to any strategic approach we come up with.

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  • It does not matter how many blacks are in Barbados. As long as we have “two dangerous, wicked self-serving governments ” who seem determine to enrich some and perpetuate generational poverty our troubles will continue. B and D politics is a diversion; Maloney and company is real.

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  • Not at all locked, David. I am floating above what is.

    But you remain firmly grounded by the chain with a lead ball attached.

    You are unable to rise to the occasion.

    The people of the world are in the process of pushing against all current models and ways of thinking.

    You want to tap while we want to push.

    Seems like you are happy with Amazon Man and his brother, Richard Branson and Elon Musk planning trips into space while many people who work for them cannot plan their next trip to the market.

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  • In short, dear David, we are trying to awaken our people to the plight that they will be in until they stop taking us vs them shitty jobs and join forces in business unions rather than useless TRADE.

    This is not about changing Sandy Lane. This is about changing US.

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  • Have a great day Bajans. Have a great day Barbados. Remember

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  • Well Donna you can awaken Barbadians and at the same time appreciate a pragmatic position taken based on the current state of play. There is a place for a scorch earth approach and then there is not.

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  • The other point to consider is how do the two parties derive its power and influence.

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  • angela coxJune 14, 2021 5:11 pm
    Taxpayers money at work
    Xxxxxcc
    Tax payers money at work video
    already generated one thousand views and has now become a hit across other social media platforms
    Main stream media in Barbados cannot hide the truth any longer
    Xxxxx

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  • “Enfranchising our people to ensure equity is the undergirding to any strategic approach we come up with.”

    why do you ALWAYS miss the main points…

    i will say it in PLAIN LANGUAGE

    WE as AFRICAN DESCENDANTS ARE the SURVIVING INHERITORS of the CONTINENT and ALL its LAND, WEALTH and RESOURCES….why do you think it’s beyond important that we learn about ourselves to ACCESS WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS..why do you think the continent is saying IN PLAIN LANGUAGE that they need us;……minus the BLACK FACE SELLOUTS…and inbred TRAITORS……

    we DON’T need any STINKING RACISTS or the parliament nigas. racists, slavery tourism or any other colonial CONSTRUCT….TO CLAIM or take what IS RIGHTFULLY OURS…all the majority BLACK population need is their FREEDOM from the traitors in the parliament and their THIEVING MINORITY RACIST SIDEKICKS, hell bent on TRAPPING said descendants in a SLAVERY SYSTEM to enrich their dirty greedy selves…

    why do you think all the miniature corrupt racists , thieves and parliament rats on the island are BESIDE THEMSELVES…they are seeing their meal tickets in the form of BLACK PEOPLE…growing wings and escaping the slave system that don’t even belong to these FRAUDS…

    there is NO “enfranchising our people to ensure equity” in a COLONIAL SLAVE SYSTEM FILLED WITH THIEVES AND RACISTS…..so perish that thought..it will go nowhere.

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  • Take note that those in the parliament DON’T have the intellectual capacity to create a new system devoid of the slavery, oppression, disenfranchisement and racism elements, they can’t even eradicate the miseducation system and create a new curricula…they have had 3 years and delivered SQUAT…but are busily superimposing a republic on to a slave system…stop and think of the ramifications and the pure shit in Black lives that all of that will spawn.

    they are unable to think in terms of anything that does not include BRIBERY and CORRUPTION..

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  • @ TheOGazerts,

    I disrectfully suggest that you could post music videos in the Diaspora corner.

    Have a good day and keep stuffing that aging brain with knowledge. lol

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  • WE as AFRICAN DESCENDANTS ARE the SURVIVING INHERITORS of the CONTINENT and ALL its LAND, WEALTH and RESOURCES…

    and besides…yall need to START ACTING LIKE IT…..instead of focusing on a shithole Slave society (best term Prince Donald came up with) that is GOING NOWHERE.

    ..the island will always be here unless the sea reclaims it and that’s not likely to happen anytime soon…so FOCUS on your INHERITANCE and start acting LIKE INHERITORS of a vast continent….that’s what are TRYING TO STOP…by BLURRING THE LINES….

    if you look closely you will see EXACTLY what the SUBHUMANS are plotting against you and your future generations to STOP you from claiming…

    i act exactly AS MY BLOODLINES DEMAND….try it..

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  • thinking by not thinking requires little effort

    to know what you are..

    you must know what you are not

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  • so FOCUS on your INHERITANCE and start acting LIKE INHERITORS of a vast continent….that’s what THEY, the sellouts in the parliament, the minority thieves and racists are TRYING TO STOP…by BLURRING THE LINES….

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  • and TIEFING severance, pensions and SALARIES….that’s what subhuman pestilence and PARASITES DO..to keep oppression and disenfranchisement alive and well….to line their thieving pockets…and DRIVE Black people into poverty…..that has been their MO for 54 years,

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  • “Wouldn’t COVID 19 have affected the completion of this Fairchild Street 3.8 Million Stall project?”

    @ David

    Yes, COVID-19 played a part in extending completion of the project.

    You know I’ve been commenting on this market situation on SEVERAL OCCASIONS, from the time vendors were relocated from the old Fairchild Street market to Golden Square, leaving approximately 10 legitimate vendors on that compound.

    I’m sure you could also recall I raised the issue of ‘government’ building stalls near the Methodist Church’s wall, which were left uncompleted and subsequently dismantled, with the lumber, galvanise and electrical fittings stolen by people from the surrounding communities.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2016/01/11/golden-square-market-tax-dollars-in-hole/

    Another issue I also raised at that time, was non-nationals, mainly Guyanese and Jamaicans……. and some Barbadians, who either illegally built or operated stalls there were abandoned by the legitimate vendors on the environs of the old Fairchild Street market, where they sold food and alcoholic beverages, WITHOUT the appropriate health certificates, liquor licenses and bathroom facilities.

    Barbadians and non-nationals also constructed stalls and ‘rented them out’ to non-nationals.

    I don’t know if you remember, but I ‘said’ whenever ‘government’ commence construction of the new market facilities, those persons who operated illegally would be the first to demand market space ahead of the legitimate vendors.

    Vendors from Golden Square and the LEGITIMATE vendors that remained on the old Fairchild Street compound, for example, such as Janice, Desmond and his wife Pat, the shoemaker, ‘Soupy,’ a Guyanese lady who converted her stall into a small wholesale outlet, the ‘bread woman’ and ‘canteen’ next to her, were to have PRIORITY when the new stalls are to be allocated.

    At least three meetings were held with the vendors PRIOR to the demolition of Golden Square, Fire Service Headquarters and old NIS building, where they were given details of the stall sizes, which were to be built similar to those at Oistins Bay Gardens, some with ‘kitchen’ and some without.

    So, vendors would have already been AWARE of the STALL SIZES. I’m surprised to know ‘stall size’ has now become a concern, especially against the background of that issue being discussed at the meetings.

    Additionally, the illegal Guyanese, Jamaican and Barbadians vendors attended the meetings and demanded to be allocated stalls.

    Also discussed at the meetings was how vendors were to be compensated for the inconvenience the construction process would’ve affected their income.

    Two questions you should ask,

    (1): Are these people who are now complaining about ‘poor people’ and ‘stalls the size of shoe boxes’ entitled to any of the stalls?
    (2): Are those people complaining entitled to compensation, especially if they were operating illegally?

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  • @Artax

    The blogmaster recalls, you would know that BARVEN was involved in the design of the new stalls.

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  • Really

    I. remained deeply concerned about the size of the Cabinet and the low productivity. Now I am being told to drive less 😡😡😡😡😡

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  • 2 million dollars spent on 2×4 stalls in two years and not one completed
    No one

    Tax payers money at work
    Xxxxxxxx

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  • Continue to read the nonsense being propagated on Facebook, your bubble. Mascoll made a simple point, the road tax was replaced by the fuel tax which will impact consumer’s pockets based on the amount of travel undertaken.

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  • DavidJune 15, 2021 12:57 PM

    Continue to read the nonsense being propagated on Facebook, your bubble. Mascoll made a simple point, the road tax was replaced by the fuel tax which will impact consumer’s pockets based on the amount of travel undertaken.

    Read my lips
    No more taxes
    Xxxxxxxxx

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  • DavidJune 15, 2021 12:57 PM

    Continue to read the nonsense being propagated on Facebook, your bubble. Mascoll made a simple point, the road tax was replaced by the fuel tax which will impact consumer’s pockets based on the amount of travel undertaken

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    Are u saying that the protesters to govt policies on other social media platforms
    Are talking nonsense
    Are u fuh real
    Such arrogance
    Are u not aware that people are suffering
    Have no jobs and need some breathing space financially
    Also that people having to use their transportation to look for jobs

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  • @ac
    Wow. I must add ‘ruthless executioner’ to your list of credits.

    You are manhandling the blogmaster. I expect to see the rescue team deployed to help him out.

    You go girl

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  • Mr blogmaster this is for you

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  • @ David

    It is blatant misrepresentation of the truth for anyone to suggest “2 million dollars spent on 2×4 stalls in TWO years and not ONE completed.”

    I know the ‘usual suspects’ will want to attribute political motives to the information I’ve presented to this forum, but let’s look at this matter rationally and logically.

    Golden Square Market was closed on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 PM, after the final karaoke session.

    Demolition of the Barbados Fire Service Probyn Street headquarters and Golden Square commenced at 8:30 am on Monday, February 17, 2020.

    Construction of the new Fairchild Street market facilities BEGAN in September 2020………. SEVEN (7) months AFTER the closure of Golden Square.

    Barbados was on lock-down from mid March until about July 2020, which also saw a suspension of construction projects

    Bear in mind, from September 2020 to September 2021 would be ONE (1) YEAR. We’re now ‘in the middle’ of June 2021, which is approximately NINE (9) MONTHS.

    Based on the timeline, if construction of the new market facilities COMMENCED in September LAST YEAR 2020), even a young child in its developmental stages of learning to count would know from September 2020 to June 2021 is NINE (9) months and NOT TWO (2) YEARS, as is being suggested.

    But, as I mentioned in previous contributions, I’m very familiar with and intimately involved in this matter, by liming at the Golden Square and subsequently a partnership investment in a stall that was located in that market. I also attended meetings held with the vendors.

    Check BU’s archives.

    Despite the delays, caused mainly by COVID-19 lock downs, the new market facilities is to built in three phases. Phase one (1) including three blocks of bathroom facilities have already been completed.

    If you watch the video, at 5:33, you’ll see a sections of stalls at the left that have been completed……. and at 14:05, gives a better view of the food vendors’ stalls.

    Perhaps it would much better if people were to visit the site to verify the progress of the project, rather than regurgitating shiite from Facebook.

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  • And, NO……. I’m not a member of “the rescue team deployed to help out the blogmaster.”

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  • Not one stalled completed in two years
    I repeat no one stall
    Not asked for two just one

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  • 🙂 I have always considered you as honest and smart with a slight lean to one side… Almost fair.

    It appears that phase 1 and 2 are completed. Phase 3 is in progress.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/09/16/new-vendors-market-by-november-30/

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  • Slight lean to one side…….. hmmmmm………..

    Coincidentally, I made a similar assessment of you as well.

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  • I have may have been too fast.
    Not certain that stalls are actually completed.

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  • I lean from side to side.
    I know who is naughty, nice, good or bad.

    If Mia is good I give her my support (Covid-19).
    If she is naughty (naughty list is too long) then I point it out.

    If ac is good I give her my support. Not my fault that ac is often very good. Not perfect but very good.

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  • Firstly, the guy in the video is not telling the truth. Despite delays caused by COVID-19, the project has been going on for the past NINE (9) months……..NOT two (2) years as is being suggested. And, there is evidence to substantiate this fact.

    Secondly, when was this video recorded? Judging from the footage, it was NOT recorded RECENTLY…….. but probably during the beginning stages of the project.

    Pure POLITICAL PROPAGANDA…….. perhaps initiated by a certain guy.

    But, knowing the ‘investigative reporter,’ she would obviously present here as truth because it places the current administration in an embarrassing position.

    Anyhow, NEXT………….

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  • Enjoy the night.
    ac.. keep up the fight, but tonight you should ease up on the blogmaster. We don’t want him becoming discouraged and quitting.

    Have a good night Barbados.
    X—–x
    Enjoy the night David.
    You do a great service. No one can deny that.

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  • Take note the actual or near timing of the video coincides with the Auditor general report
    Hence the video was of recent
    The citizen reporter repeatedly says that his questions stem from what was written in the Auditor general report about the project
    Also take note the business activity in the area which signifies that the video was done not when the country was in lockdown
    All kinds of excuses by the deployment team to down play the video effect and the messenger and the messages
    One cannot look at those 2×4 stalls and give them a passing grade when the design depicted by govt video shows stalls that are in total contrast to those which were video by a citizen reporter

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  • https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1242606282836729&id=100012621074104

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    USUAL CULPRITS TRYING TO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH ON THE 2 x 3 ISLAND ON HOW THE MAJORITY OF BLACK PEOPLE ARE LIVING UNDER DLP AND BLP CRIME SYNDICATE.

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  • (1): “Take note the actual or near timing of the video coincides with the Auditor general report. Hence the video was of recent.”

    (2): “The citizen reporter repeatedly says that his questions stem from what was written in the Auditor general report about the project.”
    ++++++++++++++

    The recent Auditor General’s Report was for the financial year ending March 31, 2020. To be precise, it was an audit report of government’s financial activities for the period April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.

    Please be reminded construction of the new market facilities BEGAN in September 2020.

    Could you please explain to BU, how could the Auditor General mention anything in his report about a project that BEGAN in September 2020…….. SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER the END of the financial year for which the report covered?

    I won’t even bother responding to the remainder of your contribution.

    It’s clear the guy in the video has purposely misrepresented the truth. And, you’ve followed him ‘down that rabbit hole,’ making yourself look silly in the process.

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  • @Artax

    Time is too precious to refute obvious nonsense.

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  • @Artax

    Actually he is skating on thin ice. Only a matter of time…

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  • You go, girl! Keep MISrepresenting!

    Truth does not matter to some of us.

    P.S. There is plenty to criticise without making stuff up!

    Please note that reporters are supposed to check their sources and do their own research to verify.

    That is, if their motive is the truth, of course.

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  • @Just Observing “We say the children under severe pressure…BUT…we force the same children to do Common Entrance.”

    But are our children under severe pressure?

    Surely I can’t be the only one who enjoyed my 11+ day.

    My mother packed a flying fish cutter and a recycled [although back in the day we did not use the term recycled, lol!! even though we DID recycle everything] Mount Gay flat flask bottle full of milk which came from my father’s cow that morning, in a little fancy basket, embroidered with raffia flowers and leaves. Just big enough to hold 2 fish cutters, one for me and one for my sister, and two flasks bottles of milk. The cream from the milk always settled in a little yellow circle at the top of the milk by lunch time, and I liked to scoop out and eat the cream first with my finger before I drank the milk. And then my mother sent me off with my big sister [big sister being exactly 23 months older than me] to walk a mile, then to catch the bus for a mile for me to write the 11+ at the nearest secondary school, and we “big girls” went merrily on our way. My big sister waited in the school yard while I wrote my English and Math tests, then at lunch we ate our fish cutters, drank our milk, then we came home again. No anxious mummy in the school yard, no daddy taking a day off work to drive us. Ooops!! daddy only had a Raleigh bicycle. So it was that I wrote my 11+ at the end of my class 3 year the same month that I turned 10, Shortly afterwards I caught the measles. In retrospect I may have caught the measles mixing up with all of those hundreds of “strange” kids on 11+ day. I then gave the measles to my little sister, she who is 21 months younger than I am. I may be lucky that I did not catch polio too, since polio was “stirring” then. Sometime later my class teacher read out the results and I went to that same school in the following September.
    I enjoyed my 11+ day. My barely 10 year old self found it to be an exciting adventure, an outing with a favorite sister, without our parents, a nice walk, a nice mummy lunch. A perfect day for my 10 year old self.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @ac
    Skimming thru..was ready to ask how the RH a recent project could have made into the AudG report….but I see @Artax has already.
    The AudG is focused on the Caves. Plus other bonus entries in next year’s gem.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @SS
    I am very glad you wasn’t bout me when young and rambunctious, cause you got a memory of an elephant.
    I haven’t a clue where I wrote the CE exam. Nor do I recall anything about it. I may have remembered FF cutters so I guess I got the standard cheese cutters. Not complaining, I liked them. Still do.

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  • Cuhdear Bajan,

    I too enjoyed the Common Entrance Exam day. I had no outing but I enjoyed the actual examination, except for that last Maths question I had no clue about. I felt like tearing up the paper for a minute.

    But yes, some children are definitely under pressure – those who are not good at Mathematics and English.

    They have other talents/intelligences that are being buried under the demoralising workload. They are turned off and tuned out long before they leave primary school. It is difficult to bring them back from there, especially when you continue the nonsense classes at secondary school.

    So yes, many of our children are under UNNECESSARY pressure and a few, like you and I, enjoy the day

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  • Northern you know what they say “women and elephants never forget” We lived in the country near to the sea, so it was mostly fish. Too “poor” for imported cheese which was a special treat when my mother bought a half a pound or so when she went to town on Fridays. It was “sweating” by the time she got home. We had to eat flying fish, and dolphin, and frays, and jacks and snappers because we were too “poor” to afford imported foods. We have all made it past 60 so far and a few of us have even made it past 80.

    Lol!

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

    “Perhaps it would much better if people were to visit the site to verify the progress of the project, rather than regurgitating shiite from Facebook.”

    @Artax Ass Clown / Mariporakey is the resident BU clown\ comic relief and has the penchant for “regurgitating shite”. Earlier this year the AC TRAITOR believed the Trinidad MOH “story” about Barbados’ vaccine donation to Trinidad as some sort of allocation from India. 2000 doses out of 100,000 even though Trinidad’s population is 6 times bigger than Barbados, but she swallowed that story hook, line and sinker. She refused to believe the truth it even though the Trinidad MOH posted a retraction to the said story later that day. The only benefit the Clown brings is that people will counter with the truth. Going purely from memory, the two year timeline PROBABLY came from the noticeable amount time between when the old market was demolished and when the first stalls began construction.

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  • @Donna June 15, 2021 10:56 PM “They have other talents/intelligences that are being buried under the demoralising workload.”

    True.

    One of mine was what is called a “high flyer” the other, when my sister asked a few weeks before the 11+ what grades I anticipated I replied “I don’t know because the kid is “all over de place just like Poonka’s song” But the kid would become engrossed in art art homework, could spend hours and hours on it and is earning a decent living in the arts.

    Besides the Math and English, and “yes” Math and English are critically important, we, parents, teachers, Ministry of Education need to give our children opportunities to discover what it is they are good at, what they enjoy, and then we need to encourage and support them as they discover and develop their gifts.

    Everybody does not have to be doctor/lawyer/accountant/engineer/politician/priest/pastor. Our children are not failures if they are gifted in other areas and choose to go into non-traditional work.

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  • April 18 2021
    3.8million dollars
    Long talk
    Nuff promises and excuses
    Not one stall completed

    https://fb.watch/69pOfV-6bJ/

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  • Editor’s note:
    We are aware that there were errors in one our stories. We cannot make many such mistakes as they detract from and weaken the message.

    We offer our sincere apologies to you and promise we will strive to do better. Stories will be now be fully fact-checked before commenting. One thing we strive for is honesty.

    Have yourself a great day.

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  • Fact-check: the video is almost 9-month old. May no longer be relevant.
    This horse is on life support.

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  • “Fact-check: the video is almost 9-month old. May no longer be relevant.
    This horse is on life support.”

    we will await Angela’s counter rebuttal but it may get lost in the post due to not having paid the proper postage fee with the right stamp
    and will be returned to sender
    it seems she has been stumped like a chump being fucked up sideways
    but does that not also mean you were also wrong to praise her no?

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  • People repeatedly talk about the duopoly of party politics in Barbados being a punch and judy puppet show to keep the population subdued and screwed anally without vaseline… but on further reflection, it is the people of Barbados who are the same actors and players in the game, and with a limited pool of 300K, the problem is more about limited thinking and minds of the people who are bankrupt financially and creatively.

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  • All the long talk about the current timing of the video does not offset in a two year period millions was poured into a project and not one stalled was completed
    That was a fact
    Deal with that
    The govt deployment team would opt to overlook that fact and would rather push the issue on a point of when the video was recorded
    Covid did not stop govt from demolishing the old NIS building or leaving the borders open
    Govt operatives will use COVID to shield govt from criticism
    Will wait and see how much more money would be pumped into that project and when it will be completed
    The issue of money spent
    Promises
    Time period of completion all bears relevance to the project
    And size of the stall will remain on the table going forward
    Meanwhile the distraction team time and effort would continue to focus on the video timing I assure u

    ####

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  • old people always say some stupid crap to sound like they are right

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  • Theo don’t get distracted
    The citizen reporter assured me his video was done on Monday
    The blp operatives are shamless rats
    Remember the fight is not for the swift but those who endured to the end
    Take a look at the video that i posted on June 14 5.11 pm
    The name of the person is included
    Why would one want to jeopardize themselves if what they video was not a truth
    It is sad that the blp operatives object is only to dismiss the Truth
    I have a voice clip to verify what the citizen report told me
    Unfortunately I do not know how to download it on BU
    U do not have to apologize truth unlike milk does not sour
    The guy is trying to wake up barbadians to what is happening Unfortunately the wolves amongst the fold would try to mane and devour

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  • “I have a voice clip to verify what the citizen report told me”

    so you admit you are reposting political propaganda on social media like a dumbed down alt-right troll

    what a fuckwit without a mind

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  • William Skinner

    Economist: More partnership needed to address challenges
    By Marlon Madden
    An internationally acclaimed economist is suggesting that Barbados and the rest of the region employ a more partnership-based approach to driving innovation while solving developmental challenges.
    Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at the University College London, advised that instead of countries “obsessing” over handing out money, they should develop a new “mission-oriented” model to solve challenges through partnerships.
    Pointing to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the broad issues that countries needed to address, Mazzucato explained that government, private sector and civil society organizations should work together to innovate, transform and engage in sustainable development practices.
    “Look at what it means to have a challengeoriented approach, a purpose-oriented approach, a mission-oriented approach where we focus on the problems. If you start with the SDGs, for example, then you turn them into missions . . . and design it so that it brings as many different sectors to the table as possible and design the procurement policies, loans and grants to foster that bottom-up experimentation,” she said as she delivered the Caribbean Development Bank’s 2021 William G Demas Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, to commence the 51st annual meeting of the Board of Governors. The theme was Rethinking Innovation: Reimagining the Future.
    Mazzucato posited that countries go beyond cost-benefit analysis and put metrics in place to allow them to capture the true value of various projects and the spillover benefits.
    Pointing to some of the issues that came to the fore as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the lack of digital access by school children and lack of access to vaccines for poorer countries, Mazzucato insisted that governments have “tragically and miserably” failed to adequately deal with the health crisis.
    She said the pandemic should therefore serve as a “big wake up moment” for countries to see the need for public and private sector and third sectors to work together to better solve developmental and other challenges.
    “Stakeholder value has to eventually make us realize that the only way to address . . . challenges, whether climate or the health pandemic, we actually need multiple stakeholders to be investing, to be innovating and taking care to structure those relationships in such a way that is truly stakeholder driven,” she insisted.
    Mazzucato said it was important that state agencies get governance right and take on a more proactive approach in dealing with issues, rather than just seeking to “fill the gap with something the private sector is not doing”.
    At the same time, the economist said, the private sector should put its “lot of talk” into action.
    “It is a really important talk, but we need to turn it into a walk of changing corporate governance so it is truly purpose oriented,” she said.
    “The reason this is so important is that we can’t rely just on the state or just on business; we need to actually look also within our organizations and ask ‘do we have the right kind organization in order to confront the challenges?’.”
    Acknowledging that the developmental challenges affecting countries were difficult to address, Mazzucato said they required political, social, regulatory, behavioural, technological and organizational change.
    (marlonmadden@barbadostoday.bb)

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  • I repeat, there is plenty to criticise without making stuff up.

    Please note, unwarranted attacks are attacks that are UNWARRANTED.

    Liars should be attacked AND relentlessly. Lorenzo is attacked when he sticks up his comb. But he hardly lies. He just attacks anyone who criticises the party by calling them names. Enuff is attacked mercilessly, though he more spins than lies outright. Just recently DL & P TV was called out by me. He too is a spinner, not a liar. AC is attacked because she is an outright liar. She is attacked relentlessly because she posts relentlessly.

    #yardfowlscannotbetrusted

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  • @William

    Will post this last comment to close this matter. Some of you appear to push a view that your opinions and yours only represent the single path to enlightenment for others on the blog. Gladly this is not the case. Our perspectives will always be coloured from where we find ourselves on the spectrum called experience.

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

    “Liars should be attacked AND relentlessly. Lorenzo is attacked when he sticks up his comb. But he hardly lies. He just attacks anyone who criticises the party by calling them names. Enuff is attacked mercilessly, though he more spins than lies outright. Just recently DL & P TV was called out by me. He too is a spinner, not a liar. AC is attacked because she is an outright liar. She is attacked relentlessly because she posts relentlessly.”

    I genuinely lost, what exactly did you call out?. Anyway AC \ Maripoorer is notorious for spewing all types of nonsense. If it ain’t outright lies it is views that clearly reflect someone under the influence of drugs ( legal or illegal) or mental defect.

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  • “but does that not also mean you were also wrong to praise her no?”

    Last comment on AC
    At times AC has produced some incredible stuff. There can be a thin line between exaggerating and lying and to deliver the knockout punch she may have unintentionally approached that line.

    I have always pointed out where the two of us differ.

    You go girl.

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  • U guys are disgusting including the blogmaster
    If the blogmaster wanted to get the truth
    He could have contacted the person via fb the same way I did
    The person recording the video is not hiding
    Yesterday another video was posted at the same Fairchild stree market
    However one should expect that those standing as vanguard for govt would be first in line to tear up the integrity of those seeking truth
    Kudos to citizen journalist who risk their lives in putting back transparency at it rightful place in goverance
    Truth hurts and this is a case where blp operatives would mek sure the peoples eyes remain closed and not be told the truth

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  • I returned to your June 14 5.11. report.
    One needs to listen carefully to any references to the Auditor General
    My confidence in your reporting is fully restored.

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  • Donna June 15, 2021 10:30 PM #: “Please note that reporters are supposed to check their sources and do their own research to verify.”

    @ Donna

    If you peruse BU’s archives you would realise for over 6 years I’ve been commenting on the market issue from a personal perspective.

    However, as you correctly mentioned, “there is plenty to criticise without making stuff up.”

    Any good ‘investigative reporter worth his/her salt’ would not readily accept information and ‘run with the story,’ without first verifying the accuracy of that information and credibility of its source. Printing a ‘story’ or circulating a video, simply because in your opinion it places ‘government’ in an embarrassing position, thereby fulfilling your narrow political agenda…….. is not enough.

    Then, to imply the stalls shown in the GIS video were video taped at a different location and falsely presented- to the public as the new Fairchild Street market stalls, is even more ludicrous.

    Chairman of Fairchild Street Market Vendors and spokesperson for the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), Valentino Barrow and BARVEN’s president, Alister Alexander, toured the site and said they were satisfied with how construction was progressing.

    Those are the ‘people who count,’ not some random guy using a mobile phone to video record the site and talk shiite about ‘building pigs pens for over two years, costing hundreds of millions of dollars.’ And, then followed by an intervention of more shiite from the “2×3 island” buffoon.

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  • 555dubstreet June 16, 2021 6:26 AM #: “so you admit you are reposting political propaganda on social media like a dumbed down alt-right troll?”

    @ 555

    Good question.

    The guy in the video may have had good intentions, but he is ‘misrepresenting the truth,’ which the resident ‘operative’ is shamelessly regurgitating as truth.

    The project has been ESTIMATED to cost $3.8M. So, it is another misrepresentation of the truth to suggest $3.8M HAS BEEN SPENT so far on the project and “not one stall completed.”

    Ask the resident ‘operative’ if she VISITED the site at anytime to VERIFY the accuracy of the guy’s claim, rather than relying on ‘second hand’ information?

    She also needs to ANSWER how a construction project that BEGAN in September 2020 and as at April 18, 2021……… could be considered as ‘ON-GOING for TWO (2) YEARS?’

    She wrote, “Covid did not stop govt from demolishing the old NIS building or leaving the borders open. Govt operatives will use COVID to shield govt from criticism.”

    Barbados was under an 8pm – 6am curfew from Saturday, March 28, 2020 until April 14, 2020. But, on Thursday, April 2, 2020, then acting PM Santia Bradshaw announced from Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6pm,, Barbados would be placed under a 24-hour curfew.
    On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, PM Mottley announced effective May 4, 2020, Phase 2 of the re-opening schedule would see an ease in the lockdown restrictions. And, “those businesses which can operate under Phase 2 included: Construction, mining, landscaping services including garden and pool operations.”

    Please note, Phase 1 of the ‘Old NIS Building’s’ demolition BEGAN on Monday, February 17, 2020……. just OVER ONE (1) MONTH BEFORE the COVID-19 restrictions were announced on March 26.

    There are so MANY loop holes in the ‘story.’

    Temper tantrums and personal abuse would not negate the fact there isn’t anyone here on BU, who is more “disgusting” or a “shameless rat” than the operative.

    However, ‘Res ipsa loquitur.’

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  • A video done on Monday
    showing that over 2 million in two years spent on the Fairchild street project and not one stalled has been complete doors missing no electricity no running water
    Nada just skeleton stalls to stare at
    Operatives get real
    This needs full transparency and not excuses of hiding behind Covid
    More to come on this issue sooner rather than later

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  • ” Some of you appear to push a view that your opinions and yours only represent the single path to enlightenment for others on the blog. Gladly this is not the case. Our perspectives will always be coloured from where we find ourselves on the spectrum called experience.”

    I call the cosmic I Am to bring Violet Consuming Flame in Action Activation Meditation to Restore Vitality & Clear Crown Chakra for enlightenment. Anyone can ask the Universe for whatever energy they need for Joy Peace and Happiness and a Guru that brings darkness to light can teach themself and everyone else how to do this in the Aquarian Age of Information Sharing that is available for all in this dispensation in these times

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  • Hal is an AC Bitch in disguise with Propaganda coming out of his asshole shitting all over you and vice versa AC is a Hal Bitch too

    Programming Proverbs 101
    Listen Carefully to your Data

    Ignore all Psyops from Bitches and Snitches who should be buried in ditches or sleep with the fishes
    You fuck up the kitchen, then you should do the dishes

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  • angela cox June 16, 2021 8:14 AM #: “A video done on Monday showing that over 2 million in two years spent on the Fairchild street project and not one stalled has been complete doors missing no electricity no running water.”

    You could talk about ‘over $2M in 2 years till the cows come home.’ And, you could bring all the propaganda videos you want to.

    The FACT remains the project COMMENCED in September 2020 and as at today’s date, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, is only NINE (9) MONTHS into the construction……… and NOT TWO (2) YEARS.

    The FACT remains that you have NOT visited the site to verify accuracy of the information you’re peddling.

    What you’re good at is pushing information you regard as embarrassing to the current administration and then labeling those individuals who prove you wrong as ‘BLP operatives.”

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  • THE FACT REMAINS…….. A PROJECT THAT BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER 2020 CANNOT BE ONGOING FOR TWO (2) YEARS AS AT TODAY’S DATE…… WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021.

    There isn’t any amount of temper tantrums, personal abuse or political spin that could negate that FACT.

    It is worth repeating.

    THE FACT REMAINS…….. A PROJECT THAT BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER 2020 CANNOT BE ONGOING FOR TWO (2) YEARS AS AT TODAY’S DATE…… WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021.

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  • William Skinner

    @ David
    Now tell me: Who in their right mind would disagree with what you wrote?
    You just trying your best to be some kind of dictator but it won’t work with me. Just read what I say and try your best to reply to what I actually write.
    Thanks

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