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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  • John2
    What u ought to do is stop making excuses for a wrong and insist govt make a right
    Go back an take a listen to the video as of three years later nothing was mention that the ongoing sewage onslaught on the swamp has been corrected

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    There is nothing in the video that say there is/was any dumping in the swamp since 2018.

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  • The video is not the only source of what is happening /happened in the swamp / sewage plant

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  • When the plant was SUPPOSEDLY FIXED under the DLP they had stop pumping into the swamp. for nearly 3 years now there is no indication that there is anymore problems at the plant why would they be still pumping into the swamp?

    Because you say so?

    Halliday is a DLP appointed man. Why is VERLA sitting on this news for 2.5yrs?

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  • This is the last known report done 11 years ago on the condition of the swamp by Independent sources
    11 years later govt has yet to released a report on the condition of the swamp and efforts for correction

    Mangrove wetland in Barbados disappearing due to unchecked pollution, government inaction
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 6, 2010 — A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality…

    May 6th, 2010

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 6, 2010 — A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality.

    The Graeme Hall wetland is the last remaining mangrove in Barbados – a red mangrove forest that has existed for no less than 1,300 years. It is the only wetland in Barbados recognized internationally under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar). It acts as a Caribbean flyway stop for migratory birds between North and South America.

    The extensive 800-page study (www.graemehall.com/press/papers/Graeme Hall 043010 MEA.pdf) prepared for the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary by Environmental Engineering Consultants of Tampa, Florida shows the Sanctuary has suffered a 77 per cent reduction in salinity in the past ten years due to an inoperative government-run sluice gate. The huge reduction signals “an inevitable failure of the mangrove ecosystem” as freshwater flora and fauna take over.

    The study also cites damaging factors including: dumping of raw sewage into the wetland instead of the sea by the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant; contaminated storm water runoff originating from 1,150 acres of government-managed drainage systems; and, commercial and residential pollutants from adjoining properties.

    “The government owned and operated sluice gate failure confirms our worst fears,” said Stuart Heaslet, an official with Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. “It means that as the mangrove forest dies, it will not grow back because freshwater plants are taking over.”

    The original environmental investment was based on the area being protected as a brackish mangrove ecosystem.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Donna
    The only Bajans who seek the truth are those who have developed the ability to not look for it from either theBees or the Dees. Independent thinkers won’t ever get too deeply involved in their crap!
    All they do is blame each other and not one shite is achieved.
    And that’s the truth.
    The pot calling the kettle black is just that. BU is a place where they are given free reign to engage in their nice family squabbles.
    With them (both sides )it’s never about truth. It’s about excuses for their monumental misdeeds.
    They don’t go back to solve anything. They go back to pedal degrees of who has done worst.
    It’s a game they have perfected here on BU.
    Little family squabbles that’s all it is.

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  • your posting you posting

    Post evidence that today or since Dec 2018 sewage was dumped into the swamp.

    Which government was in office in 2010.

    Enuff catspraddled you stumps so you refuge now will be to run all over the place .

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  • It great that the NDP did everything well and here is nothing to blame them for !

    The fox and the grapes. The fox was the independent thinker and he achieved a lot – about as much as the NDP

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  • Hope everyone realise that the GHS lady said the sanctuary and swamp are not the same. The Allowence is back.🤭

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  • colonial politics, vote begging, pimping political parties, an extension of the former, and slimy yardfowls, the end result of the latter…should be BANNED from Barbados…

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  • @ Mr. Skinner

    If you were to peruse BU’s archives, you would realize I have been consistent in my comments about the vendors that were relocated to Golden Square Temporary Market and those who legally remained on the environs of the old Fairchild Street Market.

    My involvement in the new market facility is from a personal perspective, because I have an investment interest in a stall that was located in the Golden Square Food Court.

    Besides angela cox, I’m the only other contributor who has been refuting the information she has been presenting to this forum about the new market. So, your June 22, 2021 8:58 AM contribution is an obvious reference to us.

    However, if you read my June 21, 2021 5:46 AM contribution, you would’ve noticed I told John2, “Let’s join the ‘investigative journalist’ in politicizing the issue,” before posting photographs of the abandoned stalls.

    If you believe that by otherwise highlighting the ‘shabby treatment’ of the vendors over the years, most of which coincidentally occurred under the previous administration, is engaging in a “family squabbles” or “peddling degrees of who has done worst,” then, that’s your prerogative, my friend.

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  • eNUFF

    You like you knock she out .

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  • John 2
    Unless govt released an independent report stating different then what has been stated in previous reports
    The old reports remains as a condemnation of govt policie
    This ignorant question of asking me for evidence bodes of controlled excuses to distract away from the problems of the swamp
    This is a govt issues that needs full transparency
    Govt needs to do an analysis to counter the 2010 report
    There is where u will find evidence which can give a full update as to what is happening with the swamp and conditions that are affecting animal and plant life

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  • William Skinner

    @ Artax
    I wrote less than 48 / 72 hours ago that I agreed with your position on the vending/vendors. I actually read your position from 2019 or 2020.
    My response to @ Donna was meant to be general in looking for truth from within the bowels of the DLP/ BLP
    In other words the trend has never been for any truth. And this is my major point. The trend or motives have always been : You doing um so we can do um too?
    Case in point: Whether than say that we have not totally solved the sewage issue on the West Coast. We say under the Dees the sewage was stinking up the road ( that is true) However to say that the sewage is now being transported out to the sea is also true.To say that the sewage problem has been solved is inaccurate.
    My argument is that no Bee or Dee wants anybody to say that after all the back and forth the damn problem is yet to be comprehensively fixed.
    Same debate with vendors. However it’s true to say that current (BLP) efforts to resolve the problem are commendable. You will never get a Dee to say that!
    And if the reverse were the same; you would never get a Bee to say that.
    That essentially was my position.
    And it stands because it’s the truth, Comrade.

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  • Enuff govt propaganda not going to cut the facts down
    In issues like this independent sources are required and necessary to give a full account
    Talking head speaking on govt behalf means nothing
    The situation with toxins happening over the years can not be by slight of hand be corrected over night

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  • WS

    What was/is the sewage problem that is not Solved?

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  • Enuff go hide yuh face presenting govt propaganda as proof
    This is a sensitive area which requires independent research where no politricks is attached

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  • William Skinner

    @ John2
    Would not be drawn into crap argument. If you believe that dumping sewage into the ocean is the final and comprehensive solution to all the sewage issues on the South Coast so be it.. I don’t!
    No more comment from me.

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  • WS

    It is a Pity that people like You, Miller and Mari only now became aware of the sewage from the South coast being dumped into the sea from the end of 2018
    When for 20yrs under the duopoly that is where it was going and not one squeak Out of any of You three

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  • John 2,

    I did not know anything at all about sewage until recently. It is possible that some things can escape attention.

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  • John 2 do not pay Skinner any mind. He has convenient memory.I guess you see right through him like meAs you correctly stated this sewerage dumping at sea was going on for a long time.It was not a problem under the dems but it is a big issue under the bees bunch of hypocrites.Skinner speaks of duopoly but often when you mentioned something about the dems he is one of the first to speak of greenland etc.Then in another breath speaks about family squabble when he is just as guilty of doing the same.This from someone who was part of the so called or branded one man No Damn Party who saw many of them lose their deposits.Therefore it is clear to me that most bajans like the duopoly.They are unwilling to take a chance with a bunch of unknowns and mostly greenhorns.I gone.

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  • Donna

    Most bajans of the average bajans did not know anything about sewage until recently
    A few here suddenly became armchair enviromental engineers and marine biologists after the current goverment decide to construct the new outfall to correct the problem of leakage on the South coast .

    When the former goverment had SUPPOSEDLy corrected the problem and the same shit/effluent was supposedly going into the same sea there was no outcry from those that are now experts post 2018

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  • Lorenzo

    WS preaches about the one family
    But listen to the family connection

    The DLP came Out of the BLP
    The NDP came Out the DLP

    See the family tree?

    We all have political leanings Some Will pretend to be neutral

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  • @John 2

    Your comment is irrelevant to concerns being expressed about the need for Barbados to move to a tertiary treatment of sewage.

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  • David

    I gave my opinion on that a few year ago

    Agreed
    But In the current Economic climate …no …not at this time

    Renember we had a bet?

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  • David

    U cant afford/go uwi if u cant pass primary school

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  • Because there are economic constraints it does not mean concerns being expressed about how we treat with sewage should not be a discussion worth having, even if the motive by some is opportunistic.

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  • David WHO is stopping any one from having a discussion about sewage treatment or any other topic ?

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  • William Skinner

    @ Lorenzo
    Honesty is not your neighbour. First,I mention from Greenland to Cahill. Same old BS.
    Second, I am not one who agrees with dumping any kind of waste in the ocean. It was obviously the best that could have been done at the time. Every idiot understands that.
    Furthermore it has been agreed that there are still problems to be fixed with the South Coast sewage system even the current administration admits them.
    Why does it have to be a BLP / DLP
    thing ? How can anyone deny that the DLP failed at attempts to stop shit from flowing in the streets. How can anyone deny that the BLP stopped the shit from flowing in the streets?
    All I am saying is that there are still problems to be solved. That is not saying that the BLP is responsible for the problem.
    I don’t care who is running the country, I don’t think any intelligent person will conclude that shit being dumped in the ocean is the final solution.
    @ John 2
    The DLP came out of the BLP . That is true
    The NDP came out of the DLP. That is true.
    The BLP and the DLP have run the country since the 1950s. That is true.
    The NDP contested two elections and won 1 seat. That is true.
    The NDP also formed the Opposition at some time. That is true.
    The NDP never formed a government. That is true.
    The NDP died quite a few election cycles ago. That is true.
    So tell me in simple English: What the hell does the NDP has to do with screwing up Barbados?
    What legislation did the NDP pass ? Who made up the NDP cabinet? What economic or social polices were ever legislated and or implemented by the NDP?
    Please tell all on BU when the NDP government was elected to run Barbados.
    Just answer the questions or go and swim in the damn sewage just off the Accra beach.

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  • John 2
    Unless govt released an independent report stating different then what has been stated in previous reports
    The old reports remains as a condemnation of govt policie
    This ignorant question of asking me for evidence bodes of controlled excuses to distract away from the problems of the swamp
    This is a govt issues that needs full transparency
    Govt needs to do an analysis to counter the 2010 report
    There is where u will find evidence which can give a full update as to what is happening with the swamp and conditions that are affecting animal and plant life

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    mARI

    i HAD MISSED THIS.

    You would have to explain to me how you arrived at the conclusion that** a report from 2010 is a condemnation of a government that came into power in 2018 policies**

    my schooling did not take me that far

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  • William SkinnerJune 22, 2021 12:48 PM

    @ Artax
    I wrote less than 48 / 72 hours ago that I agreed with your position on the vending/vendors. I actually read your position from 2019 or 2020.
    My response to @ Donna was meant to be general in looking for truth from within the bowels of the DLP/ BLP
    In other words the trend has never been for any truth. And this is my major point. The trend or motives have always been : You doing um so we can do um too?
    Case in point: Whether than say that we have not totally solved the sewage issue on the West Coast. We say under the Dees the sewage was stinking up the road ( that is true) However to say that the sewage is now being transported out to the sea is also true.To say that the sewage problem has been solved is inaccurate.
    My argument is that no Bee or Dee wants anybody to say that after all the back and forth the damn problem is yet to be comprehensively fixed.
    Same debate with vendors. However it’s true to say that current (BLP) efforts to resolve the problem are commendable. You will never get a Dee to say that!
    And if the reverse were the same; you would never get a Bee to say that.
    That essentially was my position.
    And it stands because it’s the truth, Comrade.
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    To say that the sewage problem has been solved is inaccurate.
    The above statement is what lead me at ask – what was/is the sewage problem that was not solved. The is no where in my question or any statement I ever made that that i believed or know that pumping sewage into the sea is a cure all for the south coast sewage.

    WS chose to jump me question to this – My argument is that no Bee or Dee wants anybody to say that after all the back and forth the damn problem is yet to be comprehensively fixed. – for reasons only he knows.

    For all of you who think that tertiary treatment is the COMPREHENSIVE FIX for the south coast…

    As I stated a few years ago: Tertiary treatment is better than primary treatment and would be the prefered treatment method. BUT

    With the issues that caused the problems on the south coast …. the lack of maintenance and spare parts/ scavenging of parts from equipment to keep others working and eventually the total break down of essential equipment etc,
    which led to choke in the discharge/effluent/outfall piping etc etc.

    If you guys think that with a tertiary treatment plant the outcome of sewage in the streets, swamp and having to build a new outfall would have been different…then keep on fooling yourselves.

    Once the primary treatment is messed up then all the following stages (secondary and tertiary) will also be messed up. the remedial work would have still been the same but with the additions of rectifying the two addition processes.

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  • My concern and objective is to underscore the damage done to the swam
    For all and sundry the swam is a vital organism to all life once it becomes polluted it ceases to operate and maintain all source of life at its full potential
    Their are many positives advantages which the swamp have in maintaining a good quality of life it’s filtration system should not be use as a mechanism to help clean pollutants coming from systems such as waste treatment plants
    Govt when undertaking the building of the sewer plant in the area should have take into consideration the vital functions of the swamp and it’s preservation to human life
    Barbados is said to be a water starved country because of drought conditions yearly
    So how is it possible for govt to go ahead and literally destroyed one of natural source for water
    Mind boggling

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  • Barbados has all kinds of environmental issues which should be addressed
    The land fills which has already been filled
    Where is govt exploring long term solutions to get rid of the landfills that housed millions of tons of garbage and which can emits smells of poullants in the atmosphere
    Land fills all over the world are being closed and replaced with modern technology plants that can create an atmosphere for a healthy environment

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  • In all over the place mode to distraktion from the shite tou write!

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  • https://images.app.goo.gl/zsrx9dq3LuVv6BnB7

    This should be of growing concern a report showing waste tonnage increasing over the years

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  • Some call this propaganda.

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  • St Lucy was mentioned. Good to see the needs of the good folks in St Lucy are being thought of.

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  • Good governance demands that govt supply the needs like those things which are active in generating good heath and a clean environment for it’s citizens
    Water being one of those necessary needs
    The same also applies to the environment especially where the heath of the people well being are connected or is one as one with the environment
    Reason why govt should stop sending toxins into the environment vital organs called the water ways

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  • the dangers of living in close proximity to a land fill

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  • the above video screams a want for change

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  • This article was posted by David BU in March 2008

    We have forgotten how many tons of garbage Barbados is said to produce daily, but we know that it is a huge amount for an island the relative small size of Barbados. No doubt the tonnage of our garbage will continue to increase given our reliance on tourism, large numbers of tourists equal more garbage. The high level of garbage produced has created a migraine headache for the former government. It created so much of a headache that one of most ignorant decisions made during the Arthur administration was to locate the Greenland Landfill in the Scotland District of Barbados. We can easily go further to say that the just halted Greenland Landfill is located on the most scenic part of the island. How could anyone in good conscience locate a dump which can be surveyed from the beautiful Farley Hill Park by Barbadians and tourists alike in that spot?. The news that the new government has discontinued the Greenland Landfill project has been positively received by Barbadians even if it will cost them 50 million dollars.

    Against the challenge of managing the rising garbage problem our energetic new government will have to engineer a solid waste policy in quick time. Reported in the news this week Barbadians were informed that the government will pursue a policy to use waste to generate energy. We welcome this approach which is not a novel idea and has been practiced by the developed world for many years. Garbage management is big money in the developed world. The requirement for Barbadians to separate garbage for pick-up and the retrofitting of the waste treatment system in Barbados will require significant resources from government and a behavioural change from Barbadians. We suspect that the project may require some level of privatization. It is not in our recollection that any concrete waste disposal plan was proposed when this current government was in opposition. We are optimistic that Prime Minister Thompson having made the bold decision to discontinue the construction of Greenland is aware of the void which remains regarding a waste disposal solution for Barbados.

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  • NorthernObserver

    Lol…some birdie told you that subsequent to the FS fiasco, the govt is ready to settle Cahill with its new owners??

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  • NO
    Govt hides their plans but this I know that the garbage problem continues and illegal dumping is still a big problem

    https://fb.watch/6k0Vtrwjpz/

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  • @ David

    What is your opinion on Transport Board’s auction of 30 old units that were withdrawn from service?

    Saw the Nation News video. Also read comments from the viewers and was taken aback by the lack of knowledge of some people about these types of issues.

    One guy said the bus bodies could have been sent to Endless Electric and converted to electric buses, similarly to was was done with a Mercedes-Benz Busscar Urbannus bus, BM95, without taking the cost of the first project into consideration.

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  • illegal dumping need for control

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  • @Artax

    This is a normal occurrence? The bodies have been sold in the past to plantations, business people and others to retrofit in order to satisfy various purposes. The blogmaster saw the bodies up close, nothing more than scrap.

    Meanwhile, general manager Fabian Wharton said there were 40 buses being auctioned yesterday because the Transport Board had no more use for them and most of them were without engines and transmissions.
    “They are basically shells and are over 20 years old,” he said.
    More than 30 people, mostly men, in the PSV sector and automotive and mechanic industry, attended the auction which got underway after 10:30 a.m.
    Most of the vehicles up for grabs were Mercedes, Marcopolo, Caio, Busscar, Hino and Sprinter.
    Haynes said the PSV owners were only interested in the latter two models as these made up most of their fleet.
    However, auctioneer George Edghill said the vehicles could be used for alternative purposes to transportation such as storage facilities or canteens.
    Henry Barrow, who bought three of the first four auctioned vehicles, said his daughter was working on a project but she could not attend the event and asked him to buy three buses for her. He spent about $1 100.
    Many of the vehicles were rusty and several parts were removed.

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  • Side note…
    As I scour the news for mention of St Lucy, I am often surprised by what I see reported.

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  • The St Lucy video is a good newsstory
    However the realities on the ground of water shortages is a reflection on govts negligence for years to the people of St. Lucy and other areas not accessible to drinking water from. Their taps

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  • William Skinner

    @ Artax
    “One guy said the bus bodies could have been sent to Endless Electric and converted to electric buses, similarly to was was done with a Mercedes-Benz Busscar Urbannus bus, BM95, without taking the cost of the first project into consideration.”

    Sometimes we Bajans take ourselves too seriously.
    The guy probably feels we can retrofit pieces of rust “just so”.
    You have never heard about a shortage of rum. Never overlook that simple fact. LOL

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  • COVID-19 cases at business place ends streak of no new cases

    Minister Bostic gives information about the cases but refuses to name the place of business where these clusters were found
    How come the public was privy to the name of the church along with the name of the pastor wher the outbreak occurred
    But have reserved silence on the name of the business where the recent outbreak happened

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  • Did you let Dennis Kellman know how disappointed you are in his poor advocacy for the people of St. Lucy?
    🤦🏽‍♂️

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    DonnaJune 24, 2021 1:21 PM

    Did you let Dennis Kellman know how disappointed you are in his poor advocacy for the people of St. Lucy?
    🤦🏽‍♂️xxxxxcccc

    What does your question have to do with govt continual silence on some issues having to do with a public right to know

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  • BOSTIC NEVER CALLED THE NAME OF THE CHURCH

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  • INFACT bostic is sticking to policy of not naming places or people.
    You have to wait the normal route to get ur info. Bim is too small to hide .

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  • I thought this thread was long over but hand to hand combat is still ongoing.

    It is clear that the Marquis of Queensbury rules are not being followed. How do you declare a winner, when both combatants still have fight in them? No surrender; no live prisoners are the only rules.

    My contribution is to egg-on one of the combatants.
    You go girl.

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  • john2June 24, 2021 3:21 PM

    BOSTIC NEVER CALLED THE NAME OF THE CHURCH

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    He did not
    However he did give an idea of where the cluster had started
    However in this case did he not make mention of the business identity in any way

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  • What kinds of info do u want hime to give?

    A business In the north?

    What use use us that info to the general public?

    The info Will soon be In the public But not from bostic. No go and wait on the grape vine. Or. Until it is In the new tha the building was close for cleaning.
    These are the routes that the info g’et into the public domain. The minister sticking to policy. He is a soldier. ( former) dont expext he Will chance

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  • Good minister but not so good
    He has asked for all to follow protocols
    His information gives way to ask more questions

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  • Covid up date on Jan 14th by the Minister of Health
    The Minister if health broke down the cluster numbers Jan 14th 2021
    Names were given and identities

    South Coast4
    BusCrawl17
    Catamaran Cruise 7
    West Coast 100
    Northern Church 4
    West Coast Bar#1 35
    West Coadt Bar #2 34
    Paradise Beach lime 20
    West Coast Restaurant #1 17
    West Coast Restaurant #2. 5
    West Coast Hotel 5

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  • The Minister has done well so far. Much better than all others INCLUDING his boss. But, a twinge or arrogance seems to be settling in. Better not to say anything than dismiss everything said outright.

    Just observing

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Hants
    Second? Is your Dutch bombshell playing at Ontario Place?

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  • @ NorthernObserver,

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  • @Hants

    This is the reason why the government is guarded about managing information around covid 19. There is a lot riding on the perception of what is happening in Barbados re covid management.

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  • You are priceless

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  • What the minister doesn’t realize is that by withholding such info.public perceptions take a foothold and innocent names are drag into the process .
    His job is to protect the citizens not a business who fell flat on its duty to activate protocols to prevent his customers general public as well as the staff from danger

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  • VACCINES are working! Time to open up to the fully vaccinated with proof (and maybe with the within 72 hrs test). Most flights are in the afternoon and there is not much to do like parties or large gatherings. We can quarantine at home/hotels overnight until “entry” test results are back.

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  • @John 2

    Take it easy!

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  • 12 CASES FROM ONE BUSINESS and 40 of their family members in quarantine. I can assure you that those on the island that has any concerns already know the name and location of the business. Even so overseas already know without any announcement from the minister.

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  • David

    Was doing that for nearly 2 years now.

    If you see the airports nowaday and the cases here decreasing then you would understand that the vaccines working well..

    Keep the mask requirement in place that all you really needed

    The unvaccinated will still go through the protocols that are in place now.

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  • We need move closer to herd immunity. You would have noted the business involved in the cluster being currently investigated the minister confirmed not a fellow is vaccinated.

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  • @Hants

    Earlier you wrote that you were scheduled to receive a second shot of Moderna following your first dose of AstraZeneca.
    Don’t know if you plan to visit Bim soon but a little bird told me that the Min of Health in Barbados doesn’t acknowledge the mixing of vaccines so to be fully certified as having been vaccinated one must have the full regime of a specific vaccine.

    If you go you will have to follow protocol for unvaccinated visitor/guest

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  • David

    Same here with the unvaccinated getting sick.

    I was holding back from saying to mari – We don’t even get any information like what you all get in Barbados. But- two different places and conditions.

    Earlier this month we had a workmate who was in hospital for 4days with covid. We were never told anything by management. The guy was away from work for about two weeks and we only knew when he came back and told us what he went through

    Previously we would have gotten a group text that we had x amount of cases, which department the persons work and the last day that they worked. Of course with that info we could work out who had contacted the virus. For some reason they cut that out.

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  • Angela Cox,

    Nothing to do with that but everything to do with your complaints about conditions in St. Lucy.

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  • Minister Bostic needs to revised his stance on saying govt does not name business where there are Covid infections
    The Jan 14th press conferences where names were made public underscores a difference in what he is saying now and what was said on the Jan14th press conference

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  • @ David

    Are you sure BARVEN is pleased with the progress of the project?

    After all, “PEOPLE like Braven reminds of the house negro. A TYPICAL BLACK MAN who would shine HIS masters boots to secure a safe haven for HIMSELF. The small business person would always be disrespected when house negros like Braven tow the line.”

    And, don’t forget, “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.”

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  • @Artax

    The comment by Mr. Barven was posted with a smile…LOL.

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  • Have Braven figured that placing the vendors in a place close in proximity to sewage treatment plants is not right but down right unsanitary

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  • Was the old Fairchild Street market not located next to the pumping station for decades? Note it is not a sewage plant which you have dishonestly have persisted- why not go to Mr. Barven’s and ask the question? He must have a facebook account.

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  • avidJune 25, 2021 6:57 AM

    Was the old Fairchild Street market not located next to the pumping station for decades? Note it is not a sewage plant which you have dishonestly have persisted- why not go to Mr. Barven’s and ask the question? He must have a facebook account.

    Xxxxxxxxx

    So is that your way of excusing another poor decision

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  • Back to turn teeth Bostic who said yesterday that govt rather not expose the business name
    Yet on Jan 14th the public was given a full list of names where the virus had taken foot hold
    Hoping a reporter asked him what is different now from when govt first made names available to the people

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  • west coast bar #1
    west coast bar # 2
    ETC

    are names of business?

    You are such a special child.
    You go girl!

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  • @ David

    Yes, David, the ‘political hack’ has been calling the water pumping station a “sewage treatment plant.”

    Is that yet another “bold faced lie?”

    Is it a “poor decision” to temporarily place the vendors in the area near the pumping station?

    Do water pumping stations emit pungent odours?

    A vendor has been plying his trade next to the pumping station……. directly opposite StarCom…… for several years. Why hasn’t the stench affected him?

    David, ‘the bottom line is,’ angela cox has been presenting GOSSIP and information she FABRICATED to BU as TRUTH.

    Her credibility is entirely shot.

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  • John2
    Here is the list the full list and not a partial list
    The minister gave idea or indications on Jan 14th 2021 as u said Barbados is a small place

    South Coast4
    BusCrawl17
    Catamaran Cruise 7
    West Coast 100
    Northern Church 4
    West Coast Bar#1 35
    West Coadt Bar #2 34
    Paradise Beach lime 20
    West Coast Restaurant #1 17
    West Coast Restaurant #2. 5
    West Coast Hotel 5

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  • Funny how some black people belive that blacks must be subjected to any thing come what may
    An example of man plying his trade in an area where toxins from sewage plants can affect his health is ok
    Lord come fuh yuh world

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  • Artax

    it a sewage pumping station not a potable water pumping station

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  • Mari

    yes Barbados is a small place and people in Barbados already know which business was affected with out the minister giving any more information. But carry on with your ……

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  • hearty laugh of the day – Mr. BRAVEN!

    Mr. BRAVEN went to town
    Looked the market up and down
    Furrowed brow in deepest frown
    I must object and ask which clown
    Put that “shit plant” on this ground?

    Not one person made a sound
    Not one answer could be found
    Because “the plant” had been around
    For years, so BRAVEN was the clown!

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  • Insert punctuation. Too busy laughing.

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  • Okay, John2.

    I’ve never smelled any toxic or pungent fumes coming from the station. Has there been any complaints from the workers of StarCom, congregation of the Pentecostal church, Jordan’s Supermarket, the taxi operators and vendors who were operating directly opposite the plant?

    The only person complaining about it, does not have any interest in the matter and it’s clear she has NEVER visited the area either.

    Go back and read her contributions about vendors and you’ll realise she was more INTERESTED in PROTECTING the IMAGE of the DLP rather than showing any REAL CONCERN for vendors.

    Highlighting their plight was met with comments such as people “trying to demonise” the former administration.

    “Funny how some black people believe that blacks must be subjected to any thing come what may.”

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  • Angela AC Mariposa Cox will always criticise incumbent BLP Government any which way she can by and means necessary using her biased mind regardless of truth and fiction it is all about creating maximum friction and resistance out of nothing

    Anyhow, Peter’s Visa program was intended to lure workers to Barbados during lockdown

    Now lockdown is ending tourism should be opened to the party market as people are ready to rave hard

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  • Artax

    Toxins sound sweet for her cause.
    With all the activity that goes on around the station and Toxins are being emitted how come no one has died or even collasped around that area?
    If i remember correctly (don’t know if there are still there) the were a few benches outside the fence where people use to sit when the ZRs use to operate from that area between the station and the market.
    I know you would know that where the bust stand are there also used to be snowcone, nuts etc vending.

    i assume that the move to that area is temporary in order to complete the new market. of course if i thinke there is a better area where i would make more money i will complain about going where i dont want to be. A sewage pumping station/plant would be a good reason to give. just like TOXINS is a good scary word to use.

    Over 40yrs and not one person died or made sick by the TOXINS.

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  • The development of the Consitution River has given the area a facelift. It will be beautiful when completed.

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  • ArtaxJune 25, 2021 9:36 AM

    Okay, John2.

    I’ve never smelled any toxic or pungent fumes coming from the station. Has there been any complaints from the workers of StarCom, congregation of the Pentecostal church, Jordan’s Supermarket, the taxi operators and vendors who were operating directly opposite the plant?

    Xxcccc

    Another blatant excuse
    When one knows better one should strive to do better

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  • Funky swinging 124bmp house club groove

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  • I am not saying there is no posiblity of odours from the station by i have never heard or read about any complaints.
    on the other hand i have read heard and experienced the odours from the bridgetown plant all the way down the harbour road.
    maybe that what she is thinking about

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