David’s Reason is Silly Season

Submitted by Paula Sealy

There was an old Ellerslie boy,
Whose time on the radio I used to enjoy.
At 65 from Starcom he promptly retired, Just six months later by the PM to get hired.

Fearing the spread of COVID,
Along came a plum job for David.
So now all of his Brasstack candour,
Has been bought by the highest bidder.

We know everyone is not Sir Johnny,
All cannot be fortunate like Farley.
And being on the back bench you see,
Isn’t for every stinging Bee.

Remember the rage,
That had Payne on the front page?
Hinkson didn’t make a sound,
So he hasn’t lost as much ground.

Now if my bed was made in St Thomas,
And Sharon was stop every Christmas.
I’d make time to enjoy my last full parliamentary session,
Before the bell tolls for the next general election.

Cause when the tide goes out,
No matter how hard you holler and shout.
Or if you have not a single doubt,
Some will lose their seats after the count.

It is now common to see,
MPs frequently on CBV TV. But with good reason,
Cause it is the silly season.

Some ain’t able speaking Medic-ally,
To get up and canvass daily. Soon the ones on the Edge,
Or the top of the Hill may lose their privilege.

Santia says she is a lioness.
But Vineyard’s bes’,
Is coming to tes’.
I hope he prays at St. Philip The Less.
His pal from the union in Harmony Hall, Is not one to take a fall. You see Toni is sure to contes’, Whether you call her Moore or Less.

What is a good MP?
That is hard to see.
Since they are not plenty,
Expect more whistles and calls for a penalty.

Last of all I will miss Caswell,
That man always gave them good hell.
By now he must already know,
That soon he’ll be home often to play with Snow.

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  • The blogmaster will not question the reasons given by veteran journalist David Ellis for accepting the job as Covid 19 Public Advisor. What can be said – and cannot be refuted – is that with a dearth of good journalists in Barbados AND the region, it is a great loss for the fourth estate.

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  • None of that is going to stop them from having windows and doors slammed in their faces when they go a vote begging…the people are on to them, no matter how much their invoke Pope White Dress, and pay off the weak-willed with taxpayer’s money… the day of the manufactured traitor negro is coming to an end.

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  • Who advise Ellis to take the job
    It is beyond comprehension that Ellis whose talk of jab over the years were on those issues surrounding things political has accepted a job having to do with medicine science mental health and psychology all which are deeply entrenched within COVID 19 issues
    His job cannot be one to be taken lightly as all have seen the social and physchological damage Covid has done across the globe

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  • Ellis’ voice silenced, says Atherley
    By Emmanuel Joseph
    The island’s Opposition Leader is suggesting that Government’s appointment of veteran retired journalist and broadcaster David Ellis as its COVID Public Advisor may be to silence or dilute a strong public voice.
    Bishop Joseph Atherley was responding to Ellis’s appointment which was announced on Monday by Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
    “One understands the urgent importance attached to communications relative to the proper management of our national COVID response.
    However, Government cannot escape the charge that its intention by way of this appointment may very well be to silence or dilute the force of voice of a strong public commentator and media practitioner,” Bishop Atherley contended.
    The Opposition Leader said the proof of the pudding will be in the eating and hence one would have to see how Ellis performs himself in his new role.
    “I don’t believe in the politics of personal attack and will not engage in that with reference to Mr. Ellis. There is too much of that in Barbados politics. I will judge Mr. Ellis based on his output going forward,” stated the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) leader.
    He took the Prime Minister to task for telling the country that the prominent media practitioner would not be answerable to the government but to the people of Barbados.
    “It is a non-sense for the Honourable Prime Minister to say that Mr. Ellis will not be working for the government but that he would be working for the public of Barbados. That represents an under-appreciation of the intelligence of the Barbadian public,” Bishop Atherley declared.
    He questioned: “Who will pay Mr. Ellis? To whom will he report? How will his output be measured and assessed? Who has the power of termination of his contract if necessary? What will be his role in relation to the Government Information Service and the Public Affairs Unit?
    Will he need and will he be provided with a staff of his own?”
    Atherley said that Ellis’ assumption of his new role represents a significant loss to the arena of public debate in Barbados, particularly and massively so in the area of political debate.
    “This at a time when Barbadians will be debating constitutional and parliamentary reform, the whole issue of the country becoming a republic and other major issues over the next few months which will constitute a lead up to the next

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  • If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em
    Whether one wants to call it good political strategy, insecurity, thin-skinned, being afraid of criticism or more to the point, having little regard for tax-payers money, there is a prevailing practice with our Government that Barbadian citizens need to condemn in the most vociferous terms.
    First let me congratulate the only untouched trade union leader in the country Senator Caswell Franklyn for not only having the courage to publicly reveal that he was approached by the Mia Mottley Government to get on board its band wagon, but to have the fortitude to see through the offer and refuse it.
    I, like him, suspect that the offer had nothing to do with what he could bring to the table but mostly was designed to still his tongue.
    Indeed, this is the lame strategy being used – pick off opposing views one by one under the given notion that they are being called to higher national duty. It says very little for the persons already entrenched in the beehive. They seem to have little to offer.
    It is obvious that this Government has remained in election mode since 2018. Its public relations, communications arm or more correctly, propaganda machinery is perhaps the third most expensive entity now behind Health and Education.
    Never in the history of Barbados have taxpayers being paying so much money for media relations, communications, public relations, media consultants like the present time. All non-productive machinery bringing nothing to the coffers other than pushing the ruling Government’s agenda. And unemployed, underemployed Barbadians with unemployed children appear numb to what is going on around them.
    A young lady from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, used to give some critical analysis of Government’s performance – she has been placed on a state committee. I look forward to her future public utterances.
    A member of the clergy has been in the habit of giving unbiased and critical analysis of Government’s performance from the Senate – he too has been offered a place on a state-created committee. I look forward to his future public utterances. A young man who used to give some excellent public commentary on subjects such as oil prices in Barbados has been rather quiet, other than on his facebook page. This, since a reported meeting with the boss. Make it make sense!
    Now, it has been announced that a retired radio talk show host who had not completely “retired” and who has often been fearless in his criticisms of any political party, Dees or Bees, has been quietened by a political pick.
    So much for young graduates of the UWI or persons under 67 seeking employment. This seems to be Government’s template – if you can’t beat them, acquire them. I intend to leave all my personal information with you Madam Editor, because I suspect I could soon get a political call too with a monetary offer I just can’t refuse.
    Patrick Gittens

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  • The list of Covid-19 communicators is getting longer.

    The Barbados Government Information Service
    The Health Communications Team: https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/public-promised-better-communication-on-covid-19-issues/
    David Ellis: https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/david-ellis-appointed-as-covid-19-public-advisor/
    ……………
    ……………
    ……………

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  • Firstly congratulations to my no 1 moderator Mr David Ellis and i hope he is sucessful in his new post.However, i am going to miss him of the Brasstscks programme.Barring Mr Wickham who aldo keeps the programme lively, none of the others does not inspire me to listen.Mr Ellis mentioned Ms Depeiza during his farewell speech yesterday and i was wondering why?Then i remembered all the dems or their associates he would have brought to brasstacks and Tell it like it is programmes over the years, persons like Mr Jemmott, Mr Marshall,Dr Marshall, Ms McClean, Ms Holder and a few others.Therefore it was no surprise , he would have mentioned Ms Depeiza..In retrospect, perhaps a younger person could have been hired but like i stated before, i wish Mr Ellis all the best and you will be missed on brasstacks by the callers and listeners alike.I gone.

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  • @ David BU

    But, isn’t Ellis a RETIRED journalist?

    Are you suggesting “it is a great loss for the fourth estate” because David Ellis accepted the appointment, but the same ‘did not hold true’ when he RETIRED?

    On one hand, we’re praising his journalistic prowess when he was a practicing journalist, but now he has accepted a government appointment months after RETIRING, he suddenly becomes a ‘sell out’ and is being silenced?

    I could understand accusations of being ‘silenced’ if Ellis was still a practicing journalist.

    Ellis said he contacted the official Opposition Leader, Bishop Joseph Atherley and DLP’s president, Verla DePeiza, to discuss him being offered the position of ‘COVID Public Advisor,’ before accepting the appointment.

    If true, then I’m surprised by Atherley’s comments.

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  • He was forced to retire because of company policy but he continued and accepted the role as journalist and broadcaster while hosting popular talk show Getting Down to Brasstacks along with other gigs.

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  • Leaders lead by example
    Can’t imagine what University graduates are thinking as they go job hunting with a degree in hand specialized in the profession for which they are qualified only to be turned down again.and again
    Mia mottley has now exposed herself as being a political animal who does not care about moral and ethics but holds a position that political opportunity has the final word
    Shameful and sad
    Xccc

    BTW David I noticed that the sidebar posting for this article has been removed
    I wonder why

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  • The FACT remains, David Ellis is RETIRED.

    The generally accepted policy for retirement is at 67 years old……….. or 65 for some companies. ‘Saying’ “he was forced to retire because of company policy,” is irrelevant.

    The Barbadian society never ceases to amaze me. Accepting a temporary government appointment means, “it is a great loss for the fourth estate” and that he’s ‘being silenced.’

    We’re essentially making bold assumptions about his motives, without first hearing his ‘side of the story,’ while questioning his integrity and further suggesting he can no longer be fair, balanced and objective.

    I prefer to wait to see how he functions in his new role, before ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ to condemn him.

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  • It should interest you David Ellis never rejected reference to him being a journalist or member of the forth estate post company retirement. You make have the last word Artax.

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  • Leaders lead by example
    Can’t imagine what University graduates are thinking as they go job hunting with a degree in hand specialized in the profession for which they are qualified only to be turned down again.and again
    Mia mottley has now exposed herself as being a political animal who does not care about moral and ethics but holds a position that political opportunity has the final word
    Shameful and sad

    More ‘baffled bullshit.’

    What does “University graduates” have to do with Ellis’ appointment?

    You read other people’s opinions and regurgitate them, rather than thinking for yourself and forming your own opinions.

    Thine ignorance hath no boundaries.

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  • I think Ellis may have been chosen because he has a long established relationship with the average man and woman as moderator of discussions in the public forum. I think most people respect the way he handled his job in a calm manner and allowed people to articulate their views within reasonable limits.

    Mia probably thinks he knows how to communicate with the people and that they trust him not to feed them false information.

    I looked at her during this press conference. She looked at her wit’s end. She looked desperate.

    I guess that’s what persuaded Ellis.

    I do hope some people can resist the urge to defame a man who is probably well-intended.

    But… Bajans have jumped into the American looney bin with both feet as Bajans are wont to do. We would follow America into hell.

    We may have that opportunity sooner rather than later. Thing is we don’t have the long, strong ladder that they have to climb back out.

    Having thought about it, I don’t mind as much as I did. It is well past time for a reckoning!

    Let the “games” begin! For some it will be a fight to the death!

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  • And, a retired police officer, Judge or even politician, would likewise not reject being referenced to by their former profession. So, what’s your point?

    Seems as though you believe your opinions must be accepted, without question, discussion or presenting an opposing view.

    Else, as a ‘cop out,’ we’re angrily told “to have the last word.”

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  • Artax @ac

    What does “University graduates” have to do with Ellis’ appointment?

    You read other people’s opinions and regurgitate them, rather than thinking for yourself and forming your own opinions.

    Thine ignorance hath no
    Xxcccccc
    STEUPSE

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  • I grow tired of this constant inane chatter.

    I think sometimes that Mother Nature should have aborted.

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  • Donna September 14, 2021 7:53 AM #: “I think Ellis may have been chosen because he has a long established relationship with the average man and woman as moderator of discussions in the public forum. I think most people respect the way he handled his job in a calm manner and allowed people to articulate their views within reasonable limits.”

    “Mia probably thinks he knows how to communicate with the people and that they trust him not to feed them false information.”

    @ Donna

    Thank you for bringing a welcomed LEVEL of OBJECTIVITY to the discussion……. as you usually do.

    By doing so, you’ll draw the wrath from those individuals who prefer to analyse and discuss issues through the ‘one dimensional, narrow minded’ arguments they bring to EVERY debate.

    What we’re supposed to do is, JUMP on the ‘bandwagon’ to CONDEMN Ellis and imply he has been ‘bribed into silence,’ without giving any consideration to the attributes you outlined…….. his personal motives or the objectives he’s attempting to achieve.

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  • It is why the blogmaster posted the first comment to say his intention is probably honorably but his old role will be the poorer for it. Reading the comments on the YouTube channel yesterday while the press conference was running suggests we need Jesus in the role. The ignorance exposed was an embarrassment.

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  • It is alleged the salary is $15,000

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  • He questioned: “Who will pay Mr. Ellis? (Rev. Atherley)
    +++++++++++++++

    Apparently the Bishop doesn’t have any mirrors in his home, but to bring him up to snuff, he and all the other tax paying residents of Bim will be paying his salary

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  • I got a recording sent to me.

    At least two people are blue vex! and the audio been circulated many times!!!

    Ms. Mockley better listen to the audio.

    Even gives his name.

    Spitting fire.

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  • Since Mia knows that appointment would cause controversey starting in her yardfowl camp with her #1 idiot Patrick spitting venom….,…i would be more concerned with the current underhanded undertaking while using this as a distraction……and she thinks no one is seeing.

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  • “six men, including one Brit, travelled from Barbados across the Atlantic ocean in a luxyury yacht named Kahu…one-and-a half-ton cocaine haul worth 160 million pounds seized off Plymouth coast.”

    the second economy is alive and well and THRIVING….heard about the haul but did not realize this left from Barbados until this morning.

    ..too big for the Black/African population deemed boys on the block, chased down by police and imprisoned………so guess who is involved..

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  • btw…luxury yacht Kahu apparently carries a Jamaican flag…

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  • It’s a long way from January to September (bastardizing September song) but whither Liz Thompson? Remember that breathless announcement naming Liz Thompson to the same position on that far off January day? Isn’t that some admission that Mia has failed in trying to fit a square into a round hole?

    What about the Department of Public Affairs? Soon the public relations people will outnumber the Cabinet Officers, but many hands make light work.

    Who said you can fool some of the people all the time?

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  • square peg into a round hole……

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  • This drug must have been on board or brought aboard whilst the yacht was in Barbados.

    It is also obvious that the ‘police’ knew of this shipment for some time. Will not speculate on why information was shared or not shared with the RBPF or why the arrests were not done here.

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  • Theo…i saw it in the UK dailies days ago, too tired to read the whole thing then, too tired to go look for it now…lol..

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  • what i got is complete with photos, it’s a lot of drugs, you should see the big tattooed Brit, who am sure can still return to the Caribbean and haul/sling drugs all around, undisturbed by law enforcement, customs/immigration, etc….

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  • Artax,

    People are behaving as though Mia has a desire to kill Barbadians. Even if you think she is mistaken about the vaccine and other measures, I do not understand the justification for the venom.

    The woman is trying her best within the limits of her understanding on the advice of medical experts. Are they too trying to kill us?

    Tiefing is one thing but murder is another. There are many who would steal but never murder. There are those who would rape but never murder.

    So.. corruption is one thing, the benefits are obvious but what does Mia gain from trying to kill us all?

    Maybe she has plans to bring in more than 80,000 minority thieves and make them the majority!

    But den, who duh gun tief from?

    Den again, when yuh say a yuh haffa say b. Politicians tell too many lies.

    Now the people don’t believe a word they say. The average person is now beyond the application of reason and common sense.

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  • Just like Transparency and accountability the two favorite horses which Mia used to challenge past govt are thrown out window
    So toon is morals and ethics also
    As for Ellis all the explanation given by him to take the job does not excuse his lack of integrity for taking a job for which he is not qualified

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  • ‘I grow tired of this constant inane chatter.’

    Indeed!
    It is so tiring/repetitive/boring/ watered down that I would now prefer to engage in fisticuffs (exchanges) than to respond to some of the contributions.

    Even my dear friend Mariposa has lost her poetry.

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  • @ WURA
    The Duopoly is in full force.Just watch the political cannibals eat each other.
    Everybody feeding at the trough. The food is running out . Like pigs they will soon eat the pig pen itself.
    The Duopoly ……… divide and rule .

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  • “The Duopoly is in full force.Just watch the political cannibals eat each other.”

    if nothing else, Mia knows how to distract dunces…..but there comes a time when not even that works anymore….for the people who really count..

    even the yardfowls who considered themselves well hidden are outing themselves…

    ..it’s going to be nothing but amusing come 2023

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  • William can you explain how Mia Mottley can be blamed for David Ellis accepting a position offered?

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  • William…i like to talk with people who don’t put on airs, who others view as poor and simple and nobody. This person simply asked…”so the luxury yacht was here and no customs, police etc NOTICED that it had a ton of drugs scattered all over the yacht….”

    i mean it was not difficult to miss, ya would have to be blind and even then..

    the pretenders would find an excuse on why law enforcement and customs were blinded to all that drugs that no one could miss….am glad it continued its journey or we would hear it was cocaine, weed and then cocaine again and then weed again until it disappeared…lol..then some hapless Black person would get locked up for it in Barbados….scapegoat…..

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  • Wickedness on my part…
    Wondering is a schoolmate will jump out and vouch for the Brit.

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  • Social media of which BU is a part is useful and at the same time toxic. When the first Czar disappeared many cried out for his return/replacement. In the face of a pandemic challenging the world to efficiently manage what do we have, the opposite argument is now convenient.

    The blogmaster is of the view it would not have mattered who was appointed, there would have been a torrent of criticism.

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  • @ David
    Why would you ask me to “ explain” that ? It is of no interest to me.
    Peace.

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  • ” In addition to the 84 families, she said more than 200 people under the age of 18 had been infected with COVID-19 since September 1. She added that only on Sunday, 30 per cent of the new cases were also in that age group, and 25 per cent the day before.”

    ” 78 new cases of COVID-19,Sunday ”

    David Ellis will be able to talk to the boys on the block and people living in low income neighborhoods.

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  • “Wondering is a schoolmate will jump out and vouch for the Brit.”

    ya never know with these…..they might even try to break him out..

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  • @David
    Social media of which BU is a part is useful and at the same time toxic. When the first Czar disappeared, many cried out for his return/replacement.
    +++++++++++++
    Are you giving Ellis an expanded role? What Czar what? The Gov’t with a lot of fanfare appointed Liz Thompson to a similar position so what happened to her? There should be enough competent medical professionals to speak publicly about the pandemic, transmittal, and effect on public health. Ellis is just another talking head hired to massage the Gov’t message.

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  • @Sargeant

    Liz Thompson was reassigned.

    Ambassador Thompson to step into new role

    https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/ambassador-thompson-step-new-role

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  • @William

    Check your earlier comment to connect the dots.

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  • Now we know why the Commissioner complains bitterly…it’s not that they cannot arrest these drug and gun cartels, it’s that they are NOT allowed to….as we said all along..

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  • @ David
    No dots to connect. No comment to review.
    Nothing to do with me.

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    Now we know why the Commissioner complains bitterly…it’s not that they cannot arrest these drug and gun cartels, it’s that they are NOT allowed to….as we said all along..

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    I MENTIONED SOME TIME AGO OF BEING ON A YATCH IN PORT ST CHARLES LOADED WITH DRUGS CONSIGNED TO UK AND SUPPLIED BY INDIANS LIVING AND doing BUSINESS IN THE BELLEVILLE AREA.

    THE SECURITY GUARDS AT THE REAR ENTRANCE AND CUSTOMS ETC WERE IN ON IT.

    THIS IS PAR FOR THE COURSE AND A NORMAL OCCURANCE.

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  • That yacht now belongs to the UK guvment…forfeiture.

    Some people musse blue vex. And some folks in Buhbimm done loss commission on that one.

    Wuh loss. Alla wunna big houses come from somewhere. And not from selling cheesecutters.

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  • I wish David Ellis the best and hope he can get the message across better than all those before him.

    I will not get into the ” fowlism” discussion as I will leave that for others. What worries me here though is the bigger picture. What it says is that the PM, the original Czar, the minister of health, Dr Forde, the other Doctor I believe its the CMO, et Al that I have not mentioned have failed to get the message across. Now this is not a criticism of any of them but one of the hard headed bajan public, who as of today have only participate in a vaccination rate of under 40%.

    I heard the address of Dr Forde and clearly the man is frustrated at the ignorance of some. Many for political reasons and many cause “dem is idiots.”

    Anyhow Mr Ellis I wish you the best and I think having contacted all of the parties and calling for unity was a good start. I going tell you though you got an element out there who dont care. Just like the ZR culture, the motorcycle clowns, the midnight car racers and all the rest, you got the element of the igrunt to convert. It seems to me that once you breaking the law or opposing the correct thing, there is no shortage of idiots willing to jump on the wagon.

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  • I don’t want to further digress from the substantive topic, but perhaps we need ‘to put things in their proper perspective.’

    Also, I often wonder why we don’t avail ourselves to all the relevant information, preferring instead to first, assume the worse.

    However, after reading the facts, there wouldn’t be any need to speculate as to whether or not the “drugs must have been on board or brought aboard whilst the yacht was in Barbados.”

    Firstly, approximately three (3) years ago, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) established ‘Operation Ironside,’ (also known internationally as ‘Trojan Shield),’ to conduct covert investigations into transnational and serious organised crime and drug trafficking.

    The ‘Kahu’ is a decommissioned New Zealand Navy vessel that was converted into a luxury yacht for charter by Fitzroy Yachts in New Plymouth,’ and allegedly departed Barbados on Tuesday, August 3.

    AFP received information that the ‘Kahu’ was being used by a ‘transnational drugs syndicate to co-ordinate cocaine shipments,’ and commenced a specially coordinated ‘undercover sting,’ involving the FBI.

    According to ‘The New Zealand Herald,’ AFP and UK’s National Crime Agency intercepted the yacht on Friday, September 10, in the English Channel “and seized 2000 kilograms of cocaine ALLEGEDLY BEING CARRIED ON BOARD.”

    “The bust of the alleged drug plot and arrest of six suspected criminals – five Nicaraguan nationals and one UK citizen – were the result of the FBI-run encrypted messaging app ANOM.”

    Obviously, RBPF would have also received the necessary intelligence.

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  • WURA-War-on-U September 14, 2021 10:50 AM

    William…i like to talk with people who don’t put on airs, who others view as poor and simple and nobody. This person simply asked…”so the luxury yacht was here and no customs, police etc NOTICED that it had a ton of drugs scattered all over the yacht….”

    i mean it was not difficult to miss, ya would have to be blind and even then..

    the pretenders would find an excuse on why law enforcement and customs were blinded to all that drugs that no one could miss….am glad it continued its journey or we would hear it was cocaine, weed and then cocaine again and then weed again until it disappeared…lol..then some hapless Black person would get locked up for it in Barbados….scapegoat…..

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    Come on, let’s be reasonable.

    According to ‘The New Zealand Herald,’ AFP and UK’s National Crime Agency intercepted the yacht on Friday, September 10, in the English Channel “and seized 2000 kilograms of cocaine ALLEGEDLY BEING CARRIED ON BOARD.”

    But, we’re being led to believe “the drugs were scattered all over the yacht.”

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    WURA-War-on-U September 14, 2021 9:43 AM #: “the second economy is alive and well and THRIVING….heard about the haul but did not realize this left from Barbados until this morning.”

    Again, according to ‘The New Zealand Herald,’ “The yacht departed Barbados on (Tuesday) August 3 and was towed to shore at Plymouth where the drugs were seized and forensic examinations took place.”

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    WURA-War-on-U September 14, 2021 9:49 AM #: “btw…luxury yacht Kahu apparently carries a Jamaican flag…”

    This is a photograph of the ‘Kahu.’ Notice the flags on the mass.

    This is a photo of the Jamaican flag.

    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theflagshop.co.uk%2Fmedia%2Fcatalog%2Fproduct%2Fcache%2F1%2Fthumbnail%2F9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95%2Fj%2Fa%2Fjamaica-flag-std.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

    And, this nonsense coming from an individual who CLAIMED to have READ about the incident “DAYS AGO,” yet, has chosen instead to MISREPRESENT the TRUTH.

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  • Can’t wait to hear Ellis PR messages convincing antivaxers to take the vaccine

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  • “THE SECURITY GUARDS AT THE REAR ENTRANCE AND CUSTOMS ETC WERE IN ON IT.

    THIS IS PAR FOR THE COURSE AND A NORMAL OCCURANCE”

    it’s been common knowledge for decades that the island is a major transhipment point…with all the usual names of the “social partnership” ALSO involved…it’s only the wilfully ignorant like to pretend otherwise…

    some have been too scared to talk…but it was all bound to come to light…

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  • @John A

    The blogmaster is frustrated as well.

    We have a group of people whose role is to disrupt. We have a group of people who appear to be happy wallowing in their ignorance. We have a group of people who have allowed Covid and economic fatigue to muddy their judgement. There is room to add to the list. What has to happen is for there to be a spike in deaths and long Covid ailments.

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  • Looks like there is a lot going on in the Tobago Keys these days….

    Hope they pick up some yardfowls eventually…

    for the exceedily ignorant…you can register a vessel iin any country…you do not have to display the flag…the story SPECIFICALLY said the vessel is REGISTERED IN JAMAICA….i can’t tell them which flag to display….and they can display them INTERCHANGEABLY if they so desire…

    only a BU clown would sail a vessel CLEAR across the Atlantic for 18 DAYS flying a Jamaican flag knowing that there are all types of naval cutters etc on the water…..and Jamaica is known for what it’s known for…

    ya spent over a decade or more on BU posting shit and still can achieve nothing….simple commonsense eludes you….don’t worry, i don’t bother to read your shit, nor Donna’s these days, only caught that one in scrolling by..

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  • FOR EMPHASIS…

    only a BU clown would sail a vessel LOADED WITH more than a ton and a half of COCAINE CLEAR across the Atlantic for 18 DAYS flying a Jamaican flag knowing that there are all types of naval cutters etc on the water…..and Jamaica is known for what it’s known for…

    told yall the idiocy is worse than cancer and spreads even faster…

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  • TOPLINE

    Alison Durkee
    Forbes Staff
    BUSINESS

    New York City will start paying $100 to people who get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a city-run vaccination site, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, making the city’s government the latest to offer a cash incentive for the vaccine hesitant.

    The payments will start Friday for anyone who receives their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at one of the city’s vaccination sites, which will be paid in the form of a $100 prepaid debit card.

    Will Barbados GOV offer a similar incentive to those who are hesitant ?

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  • I do not want to get involve in any disputes between individuals. However, we in the UK heard about this story several days ago. I was tempted to forward a link. The UK media confirmed that that the boat was registered in Jamaica.

    Imagine my shock when I read in the Nation that the boat sailed directly from Barbados. Take a close look at the names of the so-called Nicaraguans nationals who were arrested. They do not sound very Spanish. In reality, I am not surprised. Let’s wake up from our slumber and recognise that Barbados is a transnational hub for the drug’s trade. It merely confirms the how and why guns are entering the island.

    Don’t expect a reaction from our government and please recognise that it is, probably, not our people who are importing the drugs. The culprits are outside foreigners and a small number from our minority business communities who appear to be conducting their commerce free of any government intervention.

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  • ” Obviously, RBPF would have also received the necessary intelligence.” That would surprise me. The statement suggests that Uncle Sam has confidence in Caribbean governments.

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  • some of you have managed to become a total embarrassment and ya did it all on ya own, with no help at all….that’s why i stopped reading a lot of posts…it don’t even take long to catch some of you in ya STUPIDITY…all anyone got to do is wait ya out..

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  • @ David

    It is very concerning that with all that is known today about the virus, we can only manage a Vaxx rate of under 40%. We have the vaccines, we have the locations and the trained vaccinators, so one can argue that is not the problem. The question is what will it take for a buy in by our people to get the vaxx rate up to 80%? Biden too is facing a similar problem with about 30% not having been vaccinated.

    If Mr Ellis can get this done then he is worth every cent of the alleged $15,000 he is getting paid monthly trust me on that! Thing is too because our island is small and densely populated, A 40% vaxx rate is way more concerning say than a 40% vaxx rate in Australia where the population per square mile is small. Truth is I am getting very concerned about our winter season now. The industry can not survive another season like last year.

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  • “However, we in the UK heard about this story several days ago. I was tempted to forward a link”

    the only reason i did not post the link is because i fell asleep just as i started to read it and next day got caught up in other things and forgot i saw it…

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  • @John A

    Agreed.

    We are an educated people. Maybe not.

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  • “Let’s wake up from our slumber and recognise that Barbados is a transnational hub for the drug’s trade. It merely confirms the how and why guns are entering the island.”

    don’t waste your breath, the backward will attack you for pointing out the obvious….let them see the fallout from all of this themselves……then hear them try to justify it and claim what a paradise the island is for them only…

    we have long known that the private ports of entry are where all the drugs and guns land mostly because those who work there, customs and police are not going to risk their jobs or their lives, knowing that there have already been suspicous deaths…….ya find containers with drugs and guns coming through the taxpayer funded ports as well…….and no one to arrest the minority culprits…

    the Tobago and Grenadine Keys are also known spots for this type of activity…

    some like to boast that they own private islands in those vicinities..

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  • If they think all of this won’t be capsized, wrong, jokers claiming to own Grenadine islands……so how ya maintaining it……outside of ROBBING Barbados and other islands and leaving the Black populations in poverty….plus the drugs and guns help to augument it while yall put out this front that ya millionaires…

    now ya so desperate…the continent is looking attractive too…but they are reading the same news we are today…..am set up like that……everybody is watching..

    .yardfowl magic dead and gone….can’t wait to see some of them in handcuffs..

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  • LOL. When we have the next murder of a black Bajan male from the hands of one of his own. Silly Woman, will write in her usual critical style as to why these foolish black boys resort to gun violence. We as a people appear comfortable to allow others to turn what was a “relatively” peaceful island into the Wild West. Let’s not forget those black Bajans who hail from North America, they too are bringing guns into the island.

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  • @ David,
    I should have said SOME.

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  • I see that this joker is back in town. What ever happened to South and Central America’s African diaspora? I have warned you guys for years that we should not be developing ties with the sons and daughters of conquistadors.

    https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/former-ambassador-pandiani-pays-visit

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  • RE; “for the exceedily ignorant…you can register a vessel in any country…you do not have to display the flag…the story SPECIFICALLY said the vessel is REGISTERED IN JAMAICA….i can’t tell them which flag to display….and they can display them INTERCHANGEABLY if they so desire…”

    According to the article in the ‘Mail Online,’ (from the link accompanying the contribution the exceedingly ignorant posted at 11:35AM), “The six men have been charged with a string of drug trafficking offences after a raid on their Jamaican-flagged yacht just north of Guernsey on Thursday evening unearthed more than two tons of cocaine.”

    There wasn’t any other information to suggest the yacht was “REGISTERED IN JAMAICA.” That is something ‘Ms Delusional’ conveniently introduced to ‘save face.’

    The photo clearly shows ‘Kahu’ flying TWO flags, one bearing a design resembling that of Jamaica, but its colours are black, yellow, blue and red……

    ………… while Jamaica’s flag is black and green, separated by a yellow ‘X.’

    The question is, can a yacht/ship change its flag during a voyage or while in a port of call?

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  • They are so self-hating, they would look at those who have a centuries old well developed HATRED for African descended people and call them “well loved” only the mind of a perpetual slave could come up with such a self-defeating endearment for racists…

    something is very wrong on an island where people cannot see these displays and call them the opposite…I always wanted to know what Argentina was doing in Barbados..

    TLSN…am happy to keep myself busy these days with other things, the embarrassment is way too much for me..😂

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  • “However, we in the UK heard about this story several days ago. I was tempted to forward a link.”

    First, let me ‘say’ it is a known FACT Barbados is one of the trans-shipment points in the Caribbean for drugs.

    It is a FACT that CANNOT be DISPUTED or REFUTED.

    However, I’m trying to understand something here. On the night of Thursday, September 9, 2021, officers from the National Crime Agency, Australian Federal Police and Border Force intercepted the luxury yacht, ‘Kahu,’ 80 miles off the coast of Plymouth.

    Today, Tuesday, September 14, 2021…….. TWO (2) DAYS AFTER the news appeared in the UK and other media, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12, September, 2021 respectively……….. someone is trying to CONVINCE us people in the “UK heard about this story SEVERAL days ago?”

    DEFINITELY talking loud and saying nothing.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    WURA-War-on-U September 14, 2021 2:01 PM #: “However, we in the UK heard about this story several days ago. I was tempted to forward a link”

    “the only reason i did not post the link is because i fell asleep just as i started to read it and next day got caught up in other things and forgot i saw it…”

    Well, well, well.

    The following is the link posted by the delusional idiot:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9982845/amp/Brit-32-charged-drug-trafficking-caught-luxury-yacht-two-tons-cocaine.html

    I invite BU to read the story therein and observed its date

    By LAURENCE DOLLIMORE FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 16:12 BST, 12 September 2021 | UPDATED: 16:30 BST, 12 September 2021

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021.

    And, this is “SEVERAL DAYS AGO?”

    Yuh see, “it don’t even take long to catch some of you in ya STUPIDITY…all anyone got to do is wait ya out..”

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  • 3/3

    RE: “ya spent over a decade or more on BU posting shit and still can achieve nothing….simple commonsense eludes you….don’t worry, i don’t bother to read your shit, nor Donna’s these days, only caught that one in scrolling by..”

    Nah, haven’t “spent over a decade or more on BU”…… and the records will show I don’t post shiite. There are some blogs I don’t even bother contributing to, UNLIKE YOU, who means you must POLUTE and WATER DOWN every blog with the SAME SHIITE.

    But, yuh know, you could NEVER point this forum to anything you’ve ACHIEVED other than ‘BORING US TO DEATH,’ by posting the same DELUSIONAL ‘WARMED OVER SOUP’ to EVERY SINGLE TOPIC posted for discussion.

    I’m at a lost as to how someone could claim they spent 9 years on BU and achieved a particular objective, NOT by GOING BEYOND, but REMAINING CONFINED to REPEATING the SAME TIRED RHETORIC……… ad infinitum………ad nauseam.

    There isn’t anyone who posts more shit and BLATANT LIES on BU than YOU. For example, you copied and pasted information from Jacky Stewart’s Facebook page, in which she mentioned some nonsense about Barbados ‘government’ ‘set up the DEA to steal Christopher Hawkesworth’s plantation and million dollar bank account.’
    Information was presented on BU to prove otherwise. Yet, a day last week, you posted a contribution in which you mentioned having PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE of what you PREVIOUSLY ATTRIBUTED to Stewart.

    Another example is the misinformation you posted about Fultrum Chambers and a merger with Butterfield Bank, which was PROVEN to be UNTRUE.
    Then, there was the time you posted a company’s directorship flowchart, which listed Caswell Franklyn as a director and further accused him of having an overseas bank account.

    There are SEVERAL EXAMPLES I could present to this forum.

    Also remember, you ADMITTED to “MAKING UP THINGS just to make things interesting.”

    BU has an ARCHIVE.

    Who gives a damn if you don’t read my contributions? Certainly not me. Your EGO is FRAGILE, so I know you’ll read them.

    However, I know for sure I’m going to READ your contributions and will ‘CALL YOU OUT’ EVERY TIME you MISREPRESENT the TRUTH in this forum.

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  • “Some people musse blue vex. And some folks in Buhbimm done loss commission on that one.”

    “blue vex” aint the word…..🤣🤣🤣😂😂

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  • A statement from the President of the Dlp

    THE POLITICS OF BUYING SILENCE

    In the midst of strident talk of major constitutional change we continue to watch as persons who speak out get neutralised.

    Key independent voices are being silenced at the expense of the public purse. A purse that already is stretched by a bloated Cabinet, a barrifle of high-priced consultants and far too many resident ambassadors at Bay Street.
    David Ellis is the most recent casualty.

    Just a few months ago, a new politically-coloured Public Affairs Department was layered on top the work of the Government Information Service (GIS), a Press Secretary and a high priced regional Communications Consultant.

    This Public Affairs Department, nothing more than a political propaganda machine, was formed mere weeks after Ambassador Liz Thompson was named as head of a Covid Communications Unit, with an unknown number of staff.
    Now we are notified of another appointment, this time a Covid Public Advisor.

    What is the overall cost of silence? Millions of dollars of taxpayers money at a time of significant economic and social hardship.

    What does it mean when an advisor is appointed by the Prime Minister to “report to the people”? How does that advance the fight against Covid? Why is Prime Minister Mottley not channeling those funds towards various civic groups on the ground who can enhance the efforts of the Covid Unit in communities?

    Barbados is again at a critical stage in our fight against this awful pandemic and I urge all Barbadians to wear your masks, wash and sanitise your hands, physically distance, keep away from discretionary social gatherings and get vaccinated! Do not depend on the authorities to protect you or your families. Do your part.

    One of the first orders of business for the Mottley administration when it came to office three years ago was to send home thousands of low income public officers.

    After complaining about the size of the Cabinet and the very few consultants in 2018, we now see a bloated non-performing Cabinet, dozens of high-priced consultants, and scores of political friends and family being employed off the backs of taxpayers. The budget for consultants alone is in the millions.

    Barbadians are being forced to watch political largesse handed out to elites while the livelihoods of the underprivileged are put on the line by a government that refuses to muster the same urgency to extend unemployment benefits; refuses to ensure severance is paid; and refuses to reduce excise taxes and duties to ease the rising costs of living even though one of their own economists let it slip recently that they have the fiscal space to reduce those onerous taxes.

    In response to a comment made during the press briefing: Let me make it clear here that the DLP was never consulted on this recent decision to hire Mr. Ellis. We are never consulted on any matters related to the administration of this country. This Government would wish to give that impression and it is time the air is cleared.

    Our Party would attend meetings of the Social Partnership when invited. Just as all other groups do. But more often than not the issues have already been decided upon.
    We have noted a trend of the Prime Minister to call upon the name of the DLP whenever questionable decisions-of which we have had no part- are lambasted. It has to stop. She must take full responsibility for whatever position her Government finds itself in. The blame game has become stale.

    We do wish Mr. Ellis well and hope that his objectivity will not be tainted. Rest assured we will hold him to his reputation for integrity if he oversteps.

    The Democratic Labour Party
    Verla De Peiza
    President
    2021-09-14

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  • An robust and excellent response by the President of the DLP

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  • look at the bright side, when they are all kicked out by the Black population…they all gotta go and look for REAL WORK…and stop mooching and scrounging off taxpayers…

    their yardfowls gotta wait to see if they will ever become relevant again…lol……things are coming to a head…they will no longer have these FAKE titles and false positions….

    lots of bridges have already been burnt..

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  • UN General Assembly got a shock today, they were mandating people attending have to be vaxxed, to enter the building and only 4 people turned up, everyone else resigned….what a thing,

    no one is going for the dictator shit, people i know who did not take the vaccine in May are taking it now….IN THEIR OWN TIME…and after they have done extensive research on the safest one to take for them PERSONALLY…not because some as*hole is in a rush and hurry for people to be vaxxed…

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  • What irony.

    #tonymarshall #harryhusbands #maxinemcclean #maureenholder #ralphjemmott #et al #VOB92.9

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  • Artax why do you waste your time with Mrs Mitchell meaning Waru? She has been proven to be a liar and a mad woman over snd over again.She adds nothing to any topic like you stated repeating the same boring shite everyday.I do not know what the blogmaster is waiting for? It is time to rid us of her boring shite everyday.I gone.

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  • DavidSeptember 14, 2021 5:18 PM

    What irony.

    #tonymarshall #harryhusbands #maxinemcclean #maureenholder #ralphjemmott #et al #VOB92.9

    Xxxxxxxxxx
    But nothing tops the iron fist of Mottley political games in hauling in the big fish as election gets closer
    Xxccccc
    Also to top off her game plan
    Mia strikes at the ultimate time to lower the noises of the many barbadians who have been speaking out against the policies which have handed plenty suffering to the Bajan household
    Xxxxx
    Makes for wonder what next Mia have in her political arsenal to quiet barbadians
    The talk of Republicanism is getting stale
    Ellis would soon be another afterthought
    The koolaid season has begun

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  • “Artax why do you waste your time with Mrs Mitchell meaning Waru?”

    here is the problem for you Artax and Donna….ya Slave…if BU kicks yall off….YA HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO….

    and Donna can’t go into the archives, tief my content, reword it and pretend it’s hers….goddamn fraud and yardfowl….

    and i hope you slow yardfowl is the first one put in handcuffs for drug trafficking…

    that’s the diffeence between me and yall…..😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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  • @ Lorenzo September 14, 2021 5:28 PM

    Nah, I wouldn’t join in any calls for David BU to ban any contributor.

    You must be a bit more tolerant…………. and remember the “Desiderata:”

    As far as possible without surrender,
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even the DULL and the IGNORANT;
    they too have THEIR STORY.

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  • Wuhlaus! I am speechless!

    🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

    Woman, how old are you again? You sound like a young person still trying to prove yourself!

    As I told you, many years ago I stood in Frank Collymore Hall’s lobby while escorting your Canadian High Commissioner and heard him, in great detail, enthuse about a piece of poetry I had written. Called it his favourite piece of the night. I never even told him it was mine. Cannot remember his name. Cannot remember what he looks like. If I met him again I would not recognise him.
    I am comfortable with who I am. Don’t need the hype. I just do the work. If I wrote a book I would probably use a pen name. It have always wanted to write a children’s book. If I ever write a book that is the level at which I would write. I would also illustrate it myself. THAT is my idea of fun! I ain’t trying to be no professor.

    Just a few weeks ago you wanted to publish my reworking of a Merrymen song. I told you to ask the Merrymen. I don’t claim what is not mine. You said I was not recognising my own creativity.
    Not so really but for me the fun is in the process. Never needed much else.

    Long time I asked you to post what I reworded alongside the “original”.

    But you won’t do that!

    Why not?

    I feel really sorry for you trying to prove yourself at your age.

    There is a Bajan saying, “The dew cyan fill wuh de rainwater din fill.”

    You are trying to fill your emptiness with dew.

    But my cup runneth over with memories!

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  • Correction: I have always wanted to write a children’s book.

    Now enough about us! Back to the topic!

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  • 30-love means never having to say you’re sorry
    ++++++
    “For the want of a nail the shoe was lost;
    For the want of a shoe the horse was lost;
    For the want of a horse the battle was lost;
    For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost;—
    And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”

    Originally credited to Benjamin Franklin updated by James Baldwin

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  • Ears on the ground
    Ears on the ground are listening to Political chatter and the Minister of Health col Jeffrey Bostic name is being called

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  • So who exactly wrote the Desiderata?

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  • Mia is going to be very difficult to beat. I am convinced that she has a COMPLETE understanding of her adversaries. And she has not reached into her bag of dirty tricks (only the taxpayers’ purse)

    Lord Cutler Beckett : Every man has a price he will willingly accept, even for what he hoped never to sell.

    In a game of hypothetical questions, Beaverbrook asked the lady: ‘Would you live with a stranger if he paid you one million pounds?’ She said she would. ‘And if he paid you five pounds?’ The irate lady fumed: ‘Five pounds. What do you think I am?’ Beaverbrook replied: ‘We’ve already established that. Now we are trying to determine the price”

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  • “here is the problem for you Artax and Donna….ya Slave…if BU kicks yall off….YA HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO….”

    So what, “if BU kicks me off?”

    At least, I don’t contribute that often, making myself a nusiance in the process.

    My friend, if YOU ACTUALLY HAD SOME WHERE ELSE TO GO, you wouldn’t be SPENDING SO MUCH TIME on BU, sometimes from as EARLY as 2AM in the morning, to as LATE as 12:59PM in the night………

    …………. posting with monotonous regularity, a multiplicity of irrelevant three or four line comments or your usual REGURGITATION of the SAME shiite………EVERY DAY.

    “I feel really sorry for you trying to prove yourself at your age.”

    Here endeth the lesson.

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  • @ John A September 14, 2021 2:00 PM

    Our government should simply lift all restrictions.

    Our government must ask itself whether it wants to prioritise those who want to be vaccinated and the economy or those who do not want to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, far too much consideration has so far been given to the latter group of weak-minded people. Let them die. That’s just social Darwinism. Since 1966, our society has shown far too much consideration for slackers and underachievers. That must finally stop.

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  • @Tron

    Let us hope Mr Elis can get through to these people that the 5 or 6 that tried before him could not reach. What I will say is this, if we fail to do what is necessary we will not only have a medical disaster but an economic one as well. Many companies and those in the tourist sector are barely holding on now. They need a better season than last year in the worst way.

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