Gonsalves Struck in the Head, Who Next?

Ralph Gonsales struck in the head.

The report coming out of St. Vincent that a citizen felt emboldened to pelt an object at Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and in the process endanger his life and destabilize the country is reprehensible. We may have contrary political views but it does not mean we should disregard the fact Gonsalves’s Unity Labour Party (ULP) is a democratically elected government. What example are we setting for our children? Increasingly in the Caribbean we are witnessing behaviours associated with TV scenes depicting public disturbances from over in away. Another example of our small open societies in the Caribbean susceptible to external influences. The English speaking Caribbean has earned a reputation through the years as an area of peace (comparatively speaking) with Grenada the outlier. What happened in St. Vincent this week is an ominous sign for the region given we are battling similar issues. The lyrics of the great calypso Caribbean Man penned in 1979 should serve as a reminder.

One race (de Caribbean man)
From de same place (de Caribbean man)
Dat make de same trip (de Caribbean man)
On de same ship (de Caribbean man)
So we must push one common intention
Is for a better life in de region
For we woman, and we children
Dat must be de ambition of de Caribbean man
De Caribbean man, de Caribbean man

Songwriter: Sawandi Cassell

The world is struggling to protect citizens during the pandemic. It is reported over 4 million people have died since the outbreak of Covid 19. The virus has had the effect of stalling the global economy and in the process crippled Small Island Developing States (SIDs) like St. Vincent, Barbados and others. Before the pandemic our economic and social landscape was under stress. As developed and undeveloped countries respond to outbreak after outbreak of Covid 19, public health policy to fight the virus has not earned the trust of some members of the public. The issue has escalated to a point where the rights of individuals are challenging government’s obligation to enforce an effective national health policy. Members of the medical fraternity are divided, governments have been administering different approaches, individuals are conflicted on the best options to take to fight Covid 19. Unfortunately the matter has been politicised and the voice of the scientists have been trivialized. There will always be those who are anti this and anti that- this has been the case from time immemorial.

To ask for calm at a time various interest groups (including political parties) prefer to engage in rambunctious behaviour will be a struggle. One suspects it will get worse before it gets better. Many of our islands support service economies and will be directly impacted based on our ability to curb Covid 19 infections and in the process prevent failed state status. How long can our governments continue to pay the salaries of bloated public service employees. How long will private sector companies draw down on reserves and declining rate of returns on equity? Is the proverbial crap is about to hit the fan?

The Barbados government is currently working on a legal document to consider mandatory vaccinations that was promised to key stakeholders yesterday. Yesterday CNN in the USA fired 3 unvaccinated employees who entered the workplace violating policy. Buckle up!

The blogmaster thought the following read a useful exercise, a break from the vitriol.

Mandatory vaccination, including for COVID-19, can be ethically justified if the threat to public health is grave, the confidence in safety and effectiveness is high, the expected utility of mandatory vaccination is greater than the alternatives, and the penalties or costs for non-compliance are proportionate. I describe an algorithm for justified mandatory vaccination. Penalties or costs could include withholding of benefits, imposition of fines, provision of community service or loss of freedoms. I argue that under conditions of risk or perceived risk of a novel vaccination, a system of payment for risk in vaccination may be superior. I defend a payment model against various objections, including that it constitutes coercion and undermines solidarity. I argue that payment can be in cash or in kind, and opportunity for altruistic vaccinations can be preserved by offering people who have been vaccinated the opportunity to donate any cash payment back to the health service.

Read full text: Good reasons to vaccinate: mandatory or payment for risk?

477 comments

  • @GP August 9, 2021 10:11 PM “IN THE NEWSFormer Pfizer VP Urges All Women To Reject The Jab!”

    This includes barren old women like me?

    In addition if I have made a decision to cease using the below parts do I still have to take the advice of you and yeadon?

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  • @GP August 9, 2021 10:11 PM “Dr. Yeadon is among the most highly qualified individuals to discuss the efficacy of vaccines.”

    No he is NOT.

    He hasn’t spent a day in his life working with vaccines.

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  • Dear GP:

    Please provide the blog with bibliographic citations for the studies which you mention in your article above and which I have extracted below.

    Please give us for each study mentioned
    Author(s)
    Title
    Publisher
    Place of Publication
    Date of publication
    and page number

    ONE: One Pfizer study on rats

    TWO: Yeadon said that given two other studies

    THREE: a study obtained from the Japanese medicines agency

    FOUR: study results from experiments on actual humans.

    FIVE: a study has just come out a few weeks ago

    Thanks

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  • MIA is given ultimatum or else

    On the march
    CLARKE: WE HAVE FINANCIAL BACKING TO TAKE ISSUE TO CCJ, ICJ
    By Emmanuel Joseph
    Declaring that they have the numbers and influence to bring about change, an activist group of anti-vaxxers and antimandate activists has given the Mia Mottley administration an ultimatum to respond to a two-month-old written request to discuss how the COVID-19 jab is administered.
    Coordinator of the Steering Committee for the Barbados Concerned Citizens (BCC), Winston Clarke, warned Monday that if he did not get a response by Wednesday to the letter sent to Prime Minister Mottley for a dialogue on possible mandatory vaccinations, the BCC will be ramping up its civil actions on several fronts.
    Buoyed by a weekend demonstration in which an estimated 2 000 people participated, Clarke declared that the 4 700 people who signed up to support the protest walk against vaccine intimidation at the weekend was only the tip of the iceberg. He said he expects more than 10 000 people to heed the next call-out if the Government fails to meet the deadline.
    The activist also put the Government on notice that the group has the financial backing to fight this issue all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and even to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.
    While the CCJ is the final appeal court for Barbados, it was not immediately clear what legal path would be open to the ICJ, whose dual role is to adjudicate legal disputes submitted to it by member states and give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorised international organs and agencies.
    Clarke told Barbados TODAY: “They can expect that if they do not have dialogue with us soon that the people will come out again and in vast numbers. This is only the smoke. I am not giving them a long period of time. I am not willing to go through a war of attrition with the Government where they will stretch us out where they have the dollars.
    “We have people who are supporting us too…. We have people with long pockets also. They are people with businesses who were in the walk, who are against it [mandatory vaccines] also.
    “The steering committee has support from the chapters in Canada and England.
    So they are in for a long fight and the papers are already drawn relative to taking them to court. We are just waiting to see if they will take too long; we will take the Government to court. If we feel there is partisanship in Barbados, we will take them to the regional court and take them to the international court too. We are prepared to do it… and it is not a problem of finances because we have it and people are making donations all the time towards it because this is something that people feel very strongly about,” he added.
    Clarke said while the group wants other matters such as the transition to the republican form of government and high gas prices addressed, the possibility of making vaccines mandatory was a matter of life and death.
    He said all the group wants is to give its input on any pending legislation or policy regarding administering of the vaccine in situations where people may be forced into taking the jab.
    “All we need is a chance to have a dialogue with the PM and the CMO (Chief Medical Officer),” said Clarke. “You come around and have a chat with us when it is campaign time… election time and ask us to make a choice. So why can’t we have a choice now? “What I am doing, though, is I am writing every minister in Parliament and asking them for their opinion about what is going on and if they are aware of how their constituents feel. I am willing to hold Zoom meetings to facilitate them interacting with their constituents and then we will go from there.”

    Xxxxxxxxxx

    Meanwhile the AG twiddle is fingers and look for a way out

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  • The masses are fed up with this govt
    Three years and counting the misery index is at a level red
    Joblessness and homelessness is on the rise
    Food prices along with basic home care products are going through the roof
    Gas and othet fuel prices are overboard
    The masses are being forced by big business to take vaccination or lose their jobs
    A govt sailing out to sea with no life rafters
    Yet wanting to advice and control the lives of the masses
    Massa days done the natives are saying

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  • Similsr sentiments are asked of by the Steering Comittee
    How long is too long
    The Steering Comittee understands that the govt strategy is one of buying time hoping that the noise levels from Saturday would die down helping govt to take control of the vaccine situation
    Seems like the Steering Comittee send govt a message of NO
    Time would be your enemy
    We are prepared to march again

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  • Weed them out

    bad politicians wolves in sheep clothing snakes in the grass are the dregs of humanity

    Why are the most desperate political parties and politicians who are nobodies pushing the anti-vax hype false news on social media

    riding a bandwagon they do not believe in manipulating crowds to protest like putty for their corrupt politics power games

    politics has dumbed down to the lowest common denominator and become bullshit versus good shit

    the dishonest think their bullshit noise can cancel out others good shit like white noise

    people should become discerning to determine who should be the boss or live with bullshit

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  • For the BU bullies, ya on ya own. keep the link as a reminder.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/08/10/abrahams-no-twisting-arms/

    Government last night refuted suggestions that it was trying to force people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

    This was stressed by Acting Attorney General Wilfred Abrahams at Alexandra School in St Peter during the first in a series of town hall meetings on COVID-19 vaccines and testing.

    Responding to a question posed by an online participant who asked how the final decision will be made on whether the vaccines will become mandatory, Abrahams said: “Government does not have a policy position as it stands now in respect of mandatory vaccination of anybody.”

    He added that people’s rights had to be respected and preserved.

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  • As the vaccine Temperatire continues to rise
    Govt sends out its foot soldiers to stand on the frontlines
    Now pray tell how many of them can stand forceful against a global network of anti-vaxxers
    As a matter of fact if businesses choose to fire its best employees
    The employer stands an even greater chance of losing customers since the business quality level of good service might deteriorate
    Many will try but the economic backlash for them could be a hit in their bottom line because of poor quality and service

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  • @ Ac using his/her mind

    Get wise
    Workers are dispensable and are liabilities not assets

    People are dying without vaccinations and even sometimes occasionally with them

    if science discovered vaccinations were dangerous they would be rescinded in the battle against Covid

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  • Here having humming to the tune
    We Shall Overcome
    The coffee was good and the turnover hit the right spot

    Xxxxxxxx
    Anyone who believes that letting go of long term employees is a good business management policies has no idea of the connection between the employee and customer service
    The lost goes both ways in effect customers become attached to both quality and a recognized faces

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  • “Anyone who believes that letting go of long term employees is a good business management policies has no idea of the connection between the employee and customer service
    The lost goes both ways in effect customers become attached to both quality and a recognized faces”

    when did you work in the real world

    how many businesses have you owned

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  • 555dubstreetAugust 10, 2021 9:04 AM

    “Anyone who believes that letting go of long term employees is a good business management policies has no idea of the connection between the employee and customer service
    The lost goes both ways in effect customers become attached to both quality and a recognized faces” no

    when did you work in the real world

    how many businesses have you owned

    Xxxx
    Stupse

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  • “Anyone who believes that letting go of long term employees is a good business management policies has no idea of the connection between the employee and customer service. The lost goes both ways in effect customers become attached to both quality and a recognized faces.”

    Hmmmmm……..

    It’s clear you, and some other contributors to BU, don’t know when to quit ‘while you’re ahead.’ Rather than make your points, then taking a rest to refocus and THINK about how you plan to further continue addressing the issue, you prefer to go on and on and on and on, with monotonous regularity, until you eventually descend into the ‘realm of absurdity.’

    You’re essentially suggesting, FOR EXAMPLE, that the number of customers paying their telephone bills and “quality” of service would DECREASE, if upon entering FLOW’s office they don’t see the usual “recognized cashier faces.”

    How do you know employers will force employees into taking vaccinations?

    Let’s ASSUME it happens………….

    How do you know the “best or long term employees” would be among those that will REFUSE to be vaccinated and their services subsequently terminated as a result of their decision?

    Wouldn’t management have “an idea of the connection between the employee and customer service,” because, from time to time during business operations, they have to deal with the fact that people behind the “recognized faces customers become attached to” either resign, retire or die?

    Are you aware “long term employees” are usually among the majority of employees who choose to accept retirement packages when they’re given the choice to do so?

    It’s clear last Saturday’s protest has swollen your head with so much excitement, that you’re posting more irrational shiite than usual.

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  • Cops probing protest march
    POLICE are conducting a probe into Saturday’s protest march against mandatory or coerced COVID-19 vaccination where lawmen had to order almost 2 000 people to disperse.
    After the walkers had gathered in Independence Square to climax the walk from Pelican Village in Bridgetown, police intervened and told organisers that due to the large numbers, they had breached COVID-19 health protocols.
    Yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Oral Williams told the DAILY NATION that while more information on the matter should come from his boss Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, “what I will say is that we are doing an internal investigation to see what went wrong”.
    Williams said Griffith should reveal the findings of the investigation when it was concluded.
    Calls to the Commissioner went unanswered.
    The walk began around 9 a.m., but at minutes to 10 o’clock, police instructed organisers, one of whom was social activist Winston Clarke, to tell the gathering to disperse.
    An agreement
    “It was only to be a walk from Pelican Village to Independence Square. When they got here, they were supposed to disperse and there were not to be any speeches. That was the agreement with the Commissioner of Police,” Inspector Elliot Bovell said at the time.
    “With the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not allowed to have an assembly of more than 100 people, so they have breached everything here today,” he said after the streets had been cleared.
    While many then left Independence Square, scores headed down Broad Street and to Jubilee Gardens before going back up and turning onto Tudor Street to continue their protest, with police closely following.
    The protesters travelled through Baxters Road, Kensington New Road and on to Fontabelle, but after police blocked off a section of the road, the marchers turned right toward Holborn Circle, onto Harbour Road and finished back at Pelican Village, where they then dispersed.
    When contacted yesterday, Clarke said he and fellow organisers were deliberating on the matter.
    Took note
    “I took note of everything how the police operated that day, everything relative to exactly what transpired – what I was advised to do and what I was deterred from doing. They were in contravention to the Public Order Act, Section 21 of Section B under the First Schedule. To be quite frank, I want to take this matter to a different forum so I will have to do some consultation with my cohorts . . .
    as we are all in this together,” he said.
    The march was organised by the Barbados Concerned Citizens Against Mandated and Coerced Vaccination, which comprises religious and spiritual organisations, grass-roots community groups, activists, business people and private individuals.
    On Saturday, Clarke had claimed that under the Public Order Act, Section 21, any religious organisation had the right to organise a walk and he did not have to apply for permission to do so.
    However, he added: “The Commissioner of Police, through a superintendent, told me that I could have a three-day moratorium, in which I can write a letter to them asking for permission. So I am going to do that.” (CA)

    Source: Nation

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  • “With the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not allowed to have an assembly of more than 100 people, so they have breached everything here today,” he said after the streets had been cleared.

    that is the Public Order Act..under the Slave Codes still on statute books…..using Covid-19 as a cover.

    the government got bigger problems coming their way, if they want to implement slave code laws when they DON’T IMPLEMENT ANYTHING POSITIVE FOR THE BLACK AFRICAN POPULATION and never have, that’s on them…..

    yall will NOT GET AWAY WITH ANY OF IT..

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  • As usual what we have are some in the forum squeezing all the problems we have to manage into their narrow agendas.

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  • “On Saturday, Clarke had claimed that under the Public Order Act, Section 21, any religious organisation had the right to organise a walk and he did not have to apply for permission to do so.”

    @ David

    Do you know if the “Barbados Concerned Citizens Against Mandated and Coerced Vaccination” is a registered ‘religious organisation’ ………………

    ……………….. or does Winston Clarke believe being a member of a church gives him the right to organise a group of people to protest/march/demonstrate under any name of his choosing and declare it to be a ‘religious organisation?’

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  • @Artax You know the answer to your question. These people are taking advantage of the prevailing fear of citiens fueled by Covid 19, struggling economy etc.

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  • They could say whatever, backing down was not something they thought they would ever be made to do….i advise this government to suck it up AND MOVE ON…ya got bigger problems….the fraudulent fintech licenses aint worth SHIT IN NIGERIA..and noone wants to see minority criminals from the Caribbean…yall got a 6 billion or more DEFICIT from robbing the treasury and pension fund…and ya black asses belong to IMF from loans…because yall are the ones, NOT THE BLACK/AFRICAN POPULATION…who know where all that money disappeared to….and HAVE TO ANSWER FOR IT..

    ya can’t want more problems than that…unless ya too stupid to know the difference..

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  • @ David August 10, 2021 10:00 AM

    So the police assess the situation as just as dangerous as Tron did a few days ago. Very nice.

    What is clear is that the demonstrators may have deliberately wanted to spread the virus, or at least condoned it. The police should IMMEDIATELY take the leaders of the demonstration into protective custody.

    Please remember: our opposition (Muslim Brotherhood, Rastafarians, DLP, ISO Taliban, WARU & al.) are not actually fighting compulsory vaccination. They are simply against ALL Corona vaccinations, thus against all righteous citizens who are already vaccinated or want to be vaccinated.

    p.s. Has Donville already been vaccinated in Texas? I suspect so, because otherwise he couldn’t pick cotton 70 hours a week.

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  • Pacha…they are advertising a space for a new corrupt caricom misleader…

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/08/09/bradshaw-sir-lesters-passing-leaves-void/

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  • And as for those fraudulent, racist criminals from Germany, UK etc who own businesses on the island and BULLYING Black workers to verbally agree to vaccines when it’s unnecessary….yall want putting in the news across the world WITH YA PHOTOS….ya wicked cave beasts…just because parliament nigas told ya that ya can act like slave masters as long as ya pay them bribes…don’t mean YA OWN BLACK SLAVES…..the wicked vote begging negros will say anything for bribes and to socially reduce the people who vote for them..

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  • RE: As usual what we have are some in the forum squeezing all the problems we have to manage into their narrow agendas.

    ALTHOUGH I OFTEN DO NOT SHARE OR APPRECIATE THE VIEWS OF SOME ON BU, SHOULD I NOT ASSUME THAT THEY ARE ONLY SEEKING TO JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION, SINCE YOU NEVER KNOW HOW EXPRESSING YOUR VIEW MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

    These people are taking advantage of the prevailing fear of citiens fueled by Covid 19, struggling economy etc.

    IS IT NOT SO THAT MANY ARE FEARFULL OF THE VIRUS ITSELF, AND THAT SOME ARE FEARFUL OF THE SIDE EFFECTS OF TAKING A VACCINE THAT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED MORE RAPIDLY THAN IS THE NORM, AND QUITE CONTRARY TO THE ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS OF DEVELOPING A PHARMACEUTICAL, AS IS VERY WELL DESCRIBED IN ALL TEXTBOOKS OF PHARMACOLOGY, SUCH AS KATZUNG ET AL?

    IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THESE FEARS THAT ARE BEING, BILATERALLY AND UNIVERSALLY EXPRESSED, IS A PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHESY THAT IN THE ESCHATON, MENS HEARTS WILL BE FAILING THEM FOR FEAR?

    HOW GOOD IT IS TO HAVE EXPERIENCED PEACE WITH GOD (ROMANS 5:1&2) AND TO KNOW THE PEACE THAT PASSETH UNDERSTANDING (PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7).
    6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
    7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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  • Here is where appropriate vaccines have to be made available for pregnant women.

    Port Of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago registered its first mother-to-child transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as health authorities also confirmed that a woman had died soon after giving birth from the virus.

    Director of Women’s Health at the Ministry of Health here, Dr Adesh Sirjusingh, told a news conference here Monday that nearly 300 pregnant women have contracted the virus so far with some of them becoming critically ill.

    “As of today, we have 285 pregnant women who have contracted COVID-19. They are in various stages of pregnancy . . . some have not yet delivered, some have become critically ill, going to our High Dependency Unit and Intensive Care Unit, and unfortunately I have the sad news to report, we actually lost our first mother after she delivered to COVID-19 . . . as a result of the complications of COVID-19.

    “We have reached that place which is being seen worldwide where maternal deaths are being reported,” the medical practitioner said.

    Sirjusingh also told reporters that an unborn baby had contracted the virus after it had been transmitted to the foetus from the mother.

    “On another sad note, we have had a case where a mother transmitted COVID. She is COVID positive and because of our meticulous screening procedures at the hospitals where we do screen our pregnant patients when they come in . . . we picked up that she was COVID positive.

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  • @angela cox August 10, 2021 5:41 AM “The masses are fed up with this govt.”

    This is a LIE.

    100,512 people have marched to the vaccine clinics. Those are the masses.

    3750 anti-vaxxers marched on Saturday. Those are the tiny, less than 3.8% minority.

    Can you explain the math to me.

    Keep it simply, becausin’ I int too bright.

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  • There are people out there who the most dangerous/most courageous thing they have ever done is to cross the road in front of their city apartment or suburban house, and yet those people are happy to push others, others, not themselves, into danger.

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  • My fear is that government may overreact if protestors try to march again. From what I read, it would appear that the GoB is considering crossing t’s and dotting i’s of the covid protocol.

    The crowd size restriction will not be helpful. A softer and more sensible approach would be encourage social distancing and wearing masks when protesting. In a way, this is supporting the argument for increased vaccinations.

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  • Cuhdear BajanAugust 10, 2021 11:50 AM

    @angela cox August 10, 2021 5:41 AM “The masses are fed up with this govt.”

    This is a LIE.

    100,512 people have marched to the vaccine clinics. Those are the masses.

    3750 anti-vaxxers marched on Saturday. Those are the tiny, less than 3.8% minority.

    Can you explain the math to me.

    Keep it simply, becausin’ I int too bright.

    Xxccccc

    Barbados is not the world
    Now in keeping it simple u
    have forgotten the thousands world wide u have protested

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  • The wicked, deceitful, treacherous corrupt caricom governments will try EVERYTHING to SET UP Black/African people AGAIN…to keep slave societies intact…stay alert..

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  • The vaccine issue is not an easy rock for govt to crawl from under
    Govt was given a 30-0 mandate by the people
    A mandate which came with many measures and one which include the people’s best interest as directed by the Constitution
    Now govt is caught up into a whirlwind of directives by International lending agencies and WHO along With CDC all which are keeping an eager eye over govt shoulders mandated where the t’s and I’s are carefully crossed and dotted with a stamped and deliberate directive to make sure all it’s citizens are vaccinated
    Going back to the gallery waiting and watching earnestly to see how and when govt crawls from underated the Vaccine rock

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  • @TheOGazerts August 10, 2021 12:20 PM “…encourage social distancing and wearing masks…”

    Social distancing, wearing of masks, hand sanitizing etc. are already required by the current regulations. Please see the link:

    https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/covid-19-protocols/
    Official Gazette, August 6, 2021 – PART A – No. 92

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  • Cuhdear Bajan August 10, 2021 11:50 AM #: “100,512 people have marched to the vaccine clinics. Those are the masses. 3750 anti-vaxxers marched on Saturday. Those are the tiny, less than 3.8% minority.”

    @ Cuhdear Bajan

    I agree with you wholeheartedly.

    How could anyone of reasonable, rational thought conclude the over 2,000 people or, as you indicated, “less than 3.8% minority,” that protested against compulsory vaccination, can be used as an accurate representation that “the masses are fed up with this govt?”

    Wouldn’t someone who is purposely misrepresenting the facts, be considered as ‘pushing’ a similar particular political agenda they often accuse other people of?’

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  • From keen observation of the local landscape it appears the couple thousands who marched were motivated to do for different reasons. We should not label the group antivaxxers. Some were bandwagonists, some were DLP supporters, some were independent minded people who sincerely SID CIBC to a view vaccination should be voluntary etc.

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  • @angela cox August 10, 2021 1:03 PM “Now govt is caught up into a whirlwind of directives by International lending agencies and WHO along With CDC…”

    Barbados is a MEMBER of the World health Organization (WHO) and has been a member since October 2, 1967 through both DLP and BLP administrations. Neither the BLP nor the DLP nor any third party has ever suggested that Barbados resigns from the WHO. So the WHO cannot/does not give Barbados directives, but only offers advice.

    The CDC has no legal authority to give the Barbados government directives. The CDC is a US government organization and as such can only give directives to American organizations. The CDC can share its research findings with the whole world and any individual or country can take or reject the advice.

    You really need to stop lying. You are making your beloved DLP look bad.

    You will very likely go to hell too when you die as a consequence of the many lies which you tell.

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  • @angela cox August 10, 2021 12:52 PM “have forgotten the thousands world wide u have protested.”

    Nope.

    But I am wondering if you have forgotten the more than 4.48 BILLION people who who have been vaccinated.

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  • That thing in St. Vincent should grow a pair and do the same.

    “ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will resign from office in the face of escalating political pressure over allegations that he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, marking a stunning downfall for one of the most prominent Democrats in the country.

    In a live-streamed speech from his Manhattan office, the 63-year-old governor acknowledged for the first time that he “deeply offended” all of his 11 accusers. He said the only politically salient move for him is to step aside and let New York regain its focus on pandemic recovery and other pressing matters.”

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  • Good riddance.

    Would someone please tell the fellas, starting just before puberty that they will never be able to perform all of the sex that their over-wrought imaginations have led them to believe they can.

    There is nothing in this world more pitiful than old men asking young women for sex.

    If only they understood how they are laughed at.

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  • Can’t even perform their own domestic duties.

    But ’bout in people offices making damn nuisances of themselves.

    Let he galong home and beg he wife. If she will tek he on.

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  • Knocking ’bout they privates and coming home smelling frowsy as phuck.

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  • Did yall notice how easily and quickly Professor Shillary JUMPED OUT to defend the LYING, FRAUDULENT THUG from the Grenadines, without pausing….he better stop speaking for Caribbean/African people as i told him just about a week before…….no one needs that in Black lives…not at this time.

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  • Indeed! They are ridiculed far and wide. These old farts need to take their place. It is futile to attempt to recapture one’s youth. One should look old age in the eye and laugh.

    I am not what I used to be and I laugh at that daily. Yesterday my son was laughing at a fight scene and wondering why people make those strange noises.

    I reminded him that I make those noises every time I fight to get up out of a low chair.

    We laughed hard.

    I could get up without them but somehow they make it easier. I did not even realise I was making them until he pointed it out a couple of years ago.

    Just let the delusions go and life can still be enjoyable!

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  • They should have had a relay march and made a spectacle of it.

    Lacking in imagination. No flair for the dramatic.

    There is a way to get around the 100 person limit. It would have taken a wee bit of organizing, that’s all.

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  • 1.22B vaccinated world wide

    Xxxxcccccccccc
    Yet cuhdear quotes a bold faced number of 4.4billion vaccinated which is untrue
    Xxxxxx
    But I am wondering if you have forgotten the more than 4.48 BILLION people who who have been vaccinated.

    The world population is around 7.9 billion
    Cuhdear u are the liar

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  • Artax

    You’re essentially suggesting, FOR EXAMPLE, that the number of customers paying their telephone bills and “quality” of service would DECREASE, if upon entering FLOW’s office they don’t see the usual “recognized cashier face

    Xxxxxxx

    Steupseeee

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  • Any how heard from the AG yet
    The temperature is rising

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  • No stalling here
    Right out the box
    No fancy make-believe AG having a say do
    Drum roll please

    St. Lucia Times News
    COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES & STATS

    HeadlinesHealth & Safety
    COVID-19: SLP Government ‘Will Not Propose Mandatory Vaccination’
    August 10, 2021

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    The new Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration has indicated that it will not implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

    “There will be no mandatory vaccinations or, the Prime Minister has indicated that our government will not , I repeat, our government will not propose mandatory vaccination,” the Minister for Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs, Moses Jn Baptiste, told a press briefing on Tuesday.

    He disclosed that it was one of the decisions coming out of Monday’s inaugural meeting of the country’s new cabinet of ministers at which the COVID-19 pandemic and health care in general featured prominently.

    “Addressing the current health care crisis is the number one priority of this government,” Jn Baptiste explained.

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  • “The new Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration has indicated that it will not implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.”

    An intelligent Black leader, we will be lucky to find 3 of them in the region.

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  • Angela Cox the AG has nothing to answer to you or the politicsl nightwatchman for.Some of tjose in the march i know were dems hoping to make a mountain out of a molehill hoping for political gain .This will not help the dems as no one has forgotten their incompetence over ten years.While i disagree with any notion of a mandatory vaccine you and the dems need to stop trying to cause unnecessary panic in the place.However as Cuddear told you you need to stop lying on the blog.I wonder where your cheerleader is who advised you to leave out the lies.He normally disappears when you have been caught lying poor fella.

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  • LorenzoAugust 10, 2021 8:22 PM

    Angela Cox the AG has nothing to answer to you or the politicsl nightwatchman for.Some of tjose in the march i know were dems hoping to make a mountain out of a molehill hoping for political gain .This will not help the dems as no one has forgotten their incompetence over ten years.While i disagree with any notion of a mandatory vaccine you and the dems need to stop trying to cause unnecessary panic in the place.However as Cuddear told you you need to stop lying on the blog.I wonder where your cheerleader is who advised you to leave out the lies.He normally disappears when you have been caught lying poor fella.

    Xxxxxxxxxxxc

    Steupsee

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  • @WURA-War-on-U August 10, 2021 6:16 PM “The new Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration has indicated that it will not implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.”
    An intelligent Black leader, we will be lucky to find 3 of them in the region.”

    Trust you to say so. The more black people die the happier you are. And you like poor black DEAD people even better.

    St. Lucia 32,234 Covid19 infections per million people; and 498 deaths per million people
    Barbados 15,586 Covid19 infections per million people; and 167 Covid19 deaths per million people

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  • When they get sued for violating Black human rights, hope they name you as a defendant and make you travel real far for the case, with the process lasting at least 5 or more years, see how ya like that, by that time people would’ve have adapted to life saving protocols while you will still be answering a charge..

    has it occured to you that by NOT playing the BULLY BLACK PEOPLE CARD….the St. Lucian PM is ensuring that MORE not less people will be inclined to get vaccinated, because they will NOT BE FEELING PRESSURED OR FORCED….yall so used to ya Slave society and Black people being dictated to, and freedoms and choices taken away that it appears that’s all ya can relate to…

    .ya know ya got stupid negro MISLEADERS who live to please and appease minority trash OVER THE BLACK POPULATION who elected them, and who don’t look like them, for pats on the head, credit and bribes….and yet you too, just like them, have learned nothing.

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  • “Anyone who believes that letting go of long term employees is a good business management policies has no idea of the connection between the employee and customer service. The lost goes both ways in effect customers become attached to both quality and a recognized faces.”

    Face it, my friend, your above comments are nonsense and obviously devoid of rational thought.

    Even those guys selling dunks on the curbs near ’roundabouts’ know more about business than you do.

    Stop regurgitating other people’s opinions from Facebook and passing them off on BU as though they’re your own.

    It is something you cannot bluff, curse, hurl personal abuse or “Steupseeee” your way out of.

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  • So the acting AG says that govt does not have any plans for forced vaccination
    Then why did Mia say that she asked the AG to formulated a legal directive on the way forward for mandatory vaccine for the country
    Btw this is day 5 and silence from the AG

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  • Cuddear…here is another one for the ignorant corrupt caricom misleaders, i thought this one Epsilom, an old variant had died off, but apparently it has made an EVEN STRONGER COMEBACK and is resistant as ever to any vaccine, so the Mt. Vernon doctors may be on to something, stop listening to jackasses for Caribbean leaders, they are only expert at selling out, tiefing from and setting up Black/African people..

    stop listening to WICKED MISLEADERS…or you will LOSE YOUR LIVES, do your own research.

    “Vaccine-Resistant Epsilon Variant of Covid-19 Detected in Pakistan, Raises Alarm For India
    Researchers have said that the Epsilon strain of Covid-19 is resistant to all available vaccines.
    Published: August 1, 2021 7:44 PM IST
    By India.com News DeskEmailEdited by Sharmita KarEmail
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    Vaccine-Resistant Epsilon Variant of Covid-19 Detected in Pakistan, Raises Alarm For India
    New Delhi: Another variant of coronavirus, Epsilon, which was first identified in California in 2020, has reached closer to home. The highly transmissible covid variant has been recently detected in Pakistan, making it a cause of concern for India, which shares its border with the country. Researchers have said that the Epsilon strain of Covid-19 is resistant to all available vaccines.Also Read – Delta Variant Hits Australia: Over 60% Population Under Lockdown as Covid Cases Shoot up

    Punjab health authorities have been alerted amid a massive spike in cases in Pakistan. At least five cases of the Epsilon variant were detected in Lahore, the Dawn reported. Also Read – India’s Active COVID Cases Lowest In 140 Days, Daily Positivity Rate Drops to 2.16%

    All You Need to Know About Epsilon Variant
    Although it is not a new variant, Epsilon strain – also known as the CAL.20C – is believed to be the second-most active covid variant in New York, USA. It has, however, reached South Asia for the first time. Also Read – Kerala Likely to Witness 4.6 Lakh Covid Cases From Aug 1-20, Projects Central Team | Top Points

    The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) had earlier declared it a ‘’Variant of Concern’ but was later revised to a ‘Variant of Interest’. However, on July 6, the World Health Organisation (WHO) designated it under ‘alerts for further monitoring’.

    Epsilon variant has also been identified in 34 nations apart from the US.

    Epsilon Variant: A Major Concern
    According to a study at the University of Washington, the variant has been found to be 20 per cent more transmissible than the preceding covid strains. The Epsilon variant is said to be almost as highly transmissible as the Delta variant, which raged during the second wave of pandemic in India.

    The Epsilon variant is also being seen as the cause for the fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, triggering an alarm for India amid predictions of a third wave.

    As on Sunday morning, Pakistan logged 5,029 Covid-19 cases, the highest since April 29, when the country reported a total of 5,112 infections.

    he Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) had earlier declared it a ‘’Variant of Concern’ but was later revised to a ‘Variant of Interest’. However, on July 6, the World Health Organisation (WHO) designated it under ‘alerts for further monitoring’.

    Epsilon variant has also been identified in 34 nations apart from the US.

    Epsilon Variant: A Major Concern
    According to a study at the University of Washington, the variant has been found to be 20 per cent more transmissible than the preceding covid strains. The Epsilon variant is said to be almost as highly transmissible as the Delta variant, which raged during the second wave of pandemic in India.”

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  • Artax

    Stop regurgitating other people’s opinions from Facebook and passing them off on BU as though they’re your own.

    It is something you cannot bluff, curse, hurl personal abuse or “Steupseeee” your way out of.

    Xxxxxx
    Pity u
    Got time to troll me on fb
    Have u got no shame

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  • Real big Rocks

    The State-appointed committee
    overseeing Barbados’ transition from realm to republic has come under heavy fire, with two University of the West Indies (UWI) academics dismissing the group as unfit for purpose.

    In a joint position made public on Tuesday, law lecturer Dr Ronnie Yearwood and Cynthia Barrow-Giles, senior lecturer in political science, were particularly hard on chairperson of the Republican Status Transition Advisory Committee (RSTAC), Dr Marion Williams, a former Central Bank governor.

    Dr Yearwood and Barrow-Giles took Dr Williams and committee member Adrian Green to task after listening to their appearance on Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio “with growing shock and consternation”.

    “We were astonished by the level of factually incorrect statements made on the state-owned radio station by the Chair, Dr Marion Williams and committee member, Mr Adrian Green, and supported by the moderator of the programme,” the UWI scholars declared.

    Among the “many incorrect” statements identified was that the President of Guyana is elected for life, they said.

    “A review of both the Guyana Independent and the Cooperative Republic Constitutions would reveal that this has never been the constitutional reality of Guyana. Indeed, similar to every independent English-Speaking Caribbean country, Guyana’s head of government and state was elected to office first on the plurality system, in keeping with the winner takes all system, and later, on the basis of proportional representation,” Dr Yearwood and Barrow-Giles contended.

    They suggested that a Prime Minister remaining in office for an undetermined time is the reality of the Caribbean, and that one can look no further than St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica for the evidence.

    They added: “Further, in 2000, following the amendment to the Guyanese constitution, no president can succeed himself/herself more than once. In other words, term limits have been constitutionalized in the country, the first English-Speaking Caribbean country to do so.

    “Moreover, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), in the case, The Attorney General of Guyana v Cedric Richardson ([2018] CCJ 17 (AJ), 26 June 2018) has also confirmed the constitutionality of the change.”

    Further, the duo said, “by far, one of the most egregious of the claims peddled by the Committee related to the composition of the Senate”.

    “The composition of Independent, Government and Opposition Senators in the Senate of Barbados was incorrectly stated, with the statement from the Chair of the Transition Committee that there were in fact six opposition senators appointed.

    “It was also incorrectly stated that the composition of the Senate is done by proportional representation. While the Committee representatives did not state that the method used was proportional representation, nonetheless their failure to correct and even agree with the moderator was in fact tacit approval of the incorrect information provided.”

    They also chided the committee’s representatives for telling their audience that the powers of the Prime Minister can be limited by the psyche of the Barbadian people.

    “How does the psyche of a people limit the real and legal powers of the Prime Minister as accorded by the Constitution of Barbados? Rules are required to limit the powers of a Prime Minister,” the UWI intellectuals responded.

    The two also rejected another statement by the committee members that the Prime Minister is directly elected by the people.

    “According to the Constitution of Barbados, the Prime Minister is the person who is selected by the majority political party in Parliament. So, the selectorate is Parliament and not the nation, contrary to a nationally and popularly elected Prime Minister or President,” Dr Yearwood and Barrow-Giles said.

    The lecturers also dismissed, as erroneous, pronouncements by the RSTAC members that Independence did not signal the end of British rule in Barbados; that the Queen of Britain requires Barbados to ask for her approval to pass laws; and that the Advisory Committee does not advise on the transition to a republic.

    With respect to the latter statement, the university lecturers contended that such a comment showed the members’ misunderstanding of their own role because according to key terms of reference of the Committee, it is, among other things: to advise on the required reform measures necessary to achieve this status, recognizing that the Committee’s work is to play a fundamental role in developing the roadmap for the nation’s future generations in claiming their destiny.

    “This reinforces our previous concerns that this Committee is not fit for purpose. Enough said,” Dr Yearwood and Barrow-Giles concluded.

    Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced late last month that Barbados would transition to a republic on November 30, when the Queen’s representative, the Governor General, would be replaced by a non-executive President with no links to the monarchy.

    She also announced that more sweeping changes will be made to the Constitution of Barbados, following wide public consultations on the way forward.
    (emmanueljoseph@barbadostoday.bb)

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  • When the as*holes with slave names/titles are clueless to what’s really going on and push up their fake proud chests and pretend to be leaders aka misleaders that’s what ya get, lots of misinformation from misleaders, bet ya the clowns in the parliament KNOW EVEN LESS.

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  • I have already said that if the constitutional should stop quoting the 1998 proposal,date it 2021 and reissue it.
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/08/11/academics-declare-republic-committee-unfit-for-purpose/

    I think the above is a more elegant restatement of my comment.

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  • Grenadians are a very special breed of Africans, you do not want to piss them off in any way, shape or form….even the government knows this….and the younger generation will be NOTHING like the older ones who knew no better.

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  • @AC
    It might be better to also provide the link so that the reader can go to the source document.
    .I am now becoming more afraid of reading copy and paste stuff than I am of getting the vaccine.

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  • MANDATORY IN CALIFORNIA FOR TEACHERS!

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  • My Green man should keep quiet about these things. His talent lies in other areas. I did wonder why Dr. Williams was made head of the committee. Didn’t associate her with such matters.

    What is the purpose of the committee again?

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  • “Pity u. Got time to troll me on fb. Have u got no shame.”

    “Troll you on fb?”

    Far from it, my friend. Occasionally reading the shiite you post to BU is more than enough.

    You have a particular writing style, whereby your contributions are often filled with incoherent sentences and misspellings, which makes it easy for anyone to know whether or not you wrote whatever you post.

    But, yuh gots to admit, I know how to ‘get under your skin.’

    🤣🤣🤣

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  • Ah wonder what the thug in St. Vincent got to say about this..

    “GAY: It is good but people are no angels and you expect them to be. Those whom we admire let us down, like Ralph Gonzales, who I admired. We were good friends because we were kindred in our writings; I would like to love him. He said the other day that Barbados is hostile to the other members of CARICOM, a non-point but he did it for political reasons.”

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  • Oh, I forgot………

    ………… Facebook is your main source of information and inspiration.

    I’m sure you remember a few weeks ago, copy and pasting information from FB to BU, in which its author mentioned the Audit General expressed concerns about the new market project, in his report for the financial year ended March 31, 2020………

    ……………..which was impossible because construction began in September 2020.

    And you kept on repeating that misinformation, despite the fact of being shown it was incorrect.

    So, it’s clear you prefer to regurgitate whatever you read on FB as truth, rather than reading official documents for accurate, credible information.

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  • Artax

    So, it’s clear you prefer to regurgitate whatever you read on FB as truth, rather than reading official documents for accurate, credible information.

    Xxxxxxxxxxxccc

    Steupseeee

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  • Um is good a good thing you don’t read my contibutions.

    See how easy um is to get under your skin?

    Don’t care how much yuh try……… yuh can’t LIE or “Steupseeee” yuh way out of the TRUTH.

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  • ArtaxAugust 11, 2021 5:22 PM

    Um is good a good thing you don’t read my contibutions.

    See how easy um is to get under your skin?

    Don’t care how much yuh try……… yuh can’t LIE or “Steupseeee” yuh way out of the TRUTH

    Xxccccccccc

    Steupseeeee and Yawn 🥱

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  • If Vinentins don’t lern now, there is nothing that can wake them up, from coast to coast everyone is saying the same thing, not all will want to save themselves…AND NO ONE HAS THE ENERGY..they got their own families to look out for…keeping giveing THESE TERRORISTS political power over you and your families and YOU are responsible..

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  • Comrade Gonsalves will not be intimidated!

    PM Gonsalves says he will continue to walk to Parliament despite injury last week
    Article by Barbados Today
    Published on
    August 11, 2021

    SOURCE: CMC- Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Wednesday said both common law and statue laws allow for a Member of Parliament to have the right of “unhindered access” to, and egress from, Parliament and its precincts.

    “I for one will never allow the crazies and their fellow-travellers to hinder or impede my access to Parliament. I will walk again, as I did on August 5th, if needs be. And let the silly ones blame the victim in his exercise of his rights,” Gonsalves added.

    In a statement, Gonsalves, who suffered an injury last Thursday when supporters of the New Development Party (NDP) and two public sector trade unions, staged a protest outside the Parliament building against plans by his government to have front line workers vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID019) pandemic, said two pieces of legislation addresses the issue of unhindered access to Parliament by legislators.

    He said the Public Order Act and the House of Assembly Privileges, Powers and Immunities Act create “criminal offences punishable by fines and imprisonment in important particulars of contemporary relevance given the unlawful wounding of the Prime Minister and other egregious examples of illegal conduct by several protesters…”

    Gonsalves said the current Public Order Act first came into effect in 1951 and was subsequently amended on nine occasions, the last being in 1987 under the NDP administration.

    “Among other things, the Public Order Act, in Section 5 thereof, requires that any person organizing or concerned with organizing any public meeting (which includes a protest gathering) or public procession, to notify the Commissioner of Police at least 24 hours before the meeting or procession of certain relevant particulars.

    “Any organiser and any person who knowingly takes part in any such meeting or procession is guilty of an offence punishable by a fine of up to EC$1,500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) and imprisonment for three months.’
    Gonsalves said that he has been advised that no notification, as required by law, was tendered to the Commissioner of Police respect of the meeting and procession of last Thursday.

    He said, further, Sections 10, 11, and 12 of the Public Order Act creates offences, punishable by fines and imprisonment for organisers and participants in a public meeting or procession who refuse to obey the orders of a Police Officer to disperse if a meeting or procession for which notification was or was not tendered, is held within a radius of 200 yards from any point within the curtilage of the Court House of Parliament building at any time when the House of Assembly is sitting.

    “I have been advised that sections of the protesters were ordered to disperse on August 5, 2021, but they disobeyed. They surely did not disperse when the Prime Minister sought to exercise his lawful right to attend Parliament,” Gonsalves said in his statement.

    He said the House of Assembly, Privileges, Powers and Immunities Act creates two relevant criminal offences for “strangers” who interfere with members of the House of Assembly on their privileges.

    According to the legislation, a “stranger” means “any person other than a member or an officer of the House.”

    Gonsalves said that under this legislation, a person is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of EC$1, 500 and to imprisonment for six months.”

    “There is ample video and direct, personal evidence of dozens of participants in the meeting/procession on August 5, 2021, who, prima facie, breached one or other of the provisions” of the Act, he added.

    Prime Minister Gonsalves, who had to be flown to Barbados for medical treatment as a result of the injury suffered during the protest, said that there are several other statutory provisions which touch and concern the unlawful conduct of several protesters last Thursday outside the immediate perimeter of the Parliament building.

    He said these pieces of legislation make reference to obstructing a police officer, throwing missile, disorderly conduct as well as abusive, indecent, insulting, profane or threatening language and conspiracy, attempt and assisting offenders”.

    He said that the penalties may vary.

    Gonsalves saisd that being a legislator for more than 27 years “I have never known of a single case of a member of Parliament being hindered in going to or coming from the House of Assembly by any protester.

    “Certainly, no parliamentarian has been assaulted, battered, or wounded by any protester. Similarly, no parliamentarian has been cursed or vulgarly abused in front of the Parliament building, until the period after the 2015 general elections.”

    He said that on more than on more than one occasion since he has been elected Prime Minister, he has been able to “walk through protesters without physical harm or injury” until last Thursday.

    “To be sure, there has been boisterous picong at times, but no physical injury or threats. I believe that the general “good behaviour” of protesters have caused successive Commissioners of Police to do “Police-Lite”, that is, policing with a light touch.

    “Demonization of individual politicians and the promotion of violence and “bad behaviour” are new features of a “crazy wing” of, or associated with, the NDP has become emboldened over the years after December 2015.”

    Gonsalves said that the weak leadership of the NDP has resulted in the metaphoric tail wagging the dog, with dangerous consequences.

    “Surely, this foolishness, violence, and wanton lawlessness must stop. In this regard, the police and all law-abiding citizens must “put their foot down”.

    Source: Barbados Today

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  • corrupt governments and their small island conspiracy got exposed, not a whole lot else they can say, it’s now FACE SAVING MODE for them….no one is paying any attention to these lowcrawling thieves…they better RETURN the people’s money they stole over the decades…BY THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS all of them……….the continent is NOT THEIRS FOR THE TAKING….and those THEFTS ARE OUTSTANDING..

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  • Just as we knew all along, the Grenadine’s thug has friends who has access to his MRI report and said the blow to his head IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH A ROCK…the whole world knew he lied. Blunt stroke =police baton, just as witnesses said.
    ” The blow to the head is not typical of a pelted Rock but more like the hit of a blunt stroke to the head.”

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