One Term Government?

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The electorate of Barbados decided to give the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) an overwhelming and unprecedented mandate on the 24 May 2018. The result was a repudiation of a hapless Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration led by Freundel Stuart, as it was a belief by Barbadians in red bag-promises from Mia Mottley. We know the proclivity of human beings to want to believe in something, anything if it means being blinded to facts. Barbadians have shown themselves to be no different.

As we prepare – how time flies even when not having fun – to enter the early phase of another election cycle, the question being discussed quietly in some circles – is it possible the Mottley government could become a one term government? It harrows the mind of the blogmaster that after a 30-0 drubbing of the DLP three years ago some are open to the possibility of the incumbent suffering the ignominy of an Alan Chastanet in St. Lucia. 

The pandemic is proving to be an x-factor driving unpredictable human behaviour, beleaguered electorates suffering from economic fatigue has seen governments of SIDs struggle to govern. An absurdity tossed up sometimes by political talking heads is that some elections are good to lose. Is it possible this is the case for Verla Depeiza and her unready team? A scan of the DLP’s ‘newly minted’ website suggest the party is a work in progress.

Barbadians accept that the DLP represents the only option as the credible opposition party going into the next general election (The blogmaster was unable to find a website of the official opposition party led by Joe Atherley). We are therefore vested in a competent DLP being equipped to share alternative, progressive programs and to present a competent team to implement same to move the country forward. Based on what we have seen can we say – are we there yet?

The honeymoon period has disappeared for the Mottley government and much of its post-2018 political capital. Although the blogmaster is not convinced at this point Mia Mottley will suffer the fate of Alan Chastanet at the next poll, there is a level of apprehension in some quarters driven by the hostile environment governments of SIDs are presently negotiating. Making it more difficult for the experienced Mottley are rookie mistakes made so far, helping to reaffirm a perception that six of one, half dozen the other. 

It is unfortunate given the level of political apathy shown by the electorate, it has not given rise to a vibrant, credible and alternative political movement. One must conclude there are serious underlying issues preventing Barbadians of integrity and the other prerequisite characteristics to offer themselves for public service. The result has been successive governments who lacked the ability to sustain Barbados’ position on the socioeconomic ladder.

Now that Vela Depeiza has shown her mettle to win against internal combatants George Pilgrim from old guard and upstart outsider Guy Hewitt, is Verla battle harden enough to take on Mia Mottley?

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  • ‘Reform immigration, citizenship to boost benefits’ – by Marlon Madden October 8, 2021

    Immigration within the Caribbean could benefit Barbados and its neighbours, noted economist and former central bank governor Dr DeLisle Worrell has suggested as he called for a reform of the policies,……..”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/08/reform-immigration-citizenship-to-boost-benefits/

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  • Congratulations to our Supreme Leader!

    Today she won the first round in the legal battle against the radical No Vaxx terrorists. Now would be the time to finally take action against the opposition that is behind the deadly Delta plague.

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  • I have been accused by a small number of domestic home Bajans of writing shite and being very negative.

    May I suggest to those individuals to triple read the words of Dr DeLisle Worrell. Reading between the lines it appears to be an explicit call to encourage home grown Bajans to migrate to possible greener pastures; whilst encouraging the influx of foreigners.

    Will there be a place in this new Barbados for Cuhdear’ s grandchildren, or Donna’s son, or AC’S nephews and nieces or perhaps Artax’s off-spring?

    Whilst we argue with each other we fail to see the warning signs scattered throughout our landscape.

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  • @TLSN

    No thanks.

    This man had the job of government’s banker during thr worst economic period Barbados has experienced.

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  • “Whilst we argue with each other we fail to see the warning signs scattered throughout our landscape.”

    that suits all of them….they have been on the blog for years, i came and met some on here, and they stilll carry on with the same retrograde bullshit, no improvements….and with no concern to what is about to happen to them and their families, so we should show even less concern and protect ours for what is coming at full speed…they already know the parliament nigas are SELLOUTS that is what they have always been and always will be..

    …some things they are not aware of, but am sure not going to be the one to tell them, i said a lot in 9 years…not when they already have all the answers and know everything about everything…it’s best they see for themselves..

    am just making sure the continent knows about these corrupt thieving minorities from the Caribbean diaspora with big plots and plans for what is not theirs, the wicked thieves for descendants of indentured servants who believe they can jump over African descendants because the disrespectful black face CORRUPT criminals TOLD THEY COULD..their hatred of Black/African peoples that is well documented will be told…, the evil syrian/indian cartels etc that the fraudent trash in the parliament giving greenlight to like if they own our ancestral lands…

    ..if the Black population want to sit their asses down and be spectators in the upcoming FRAUD driven scams beiing devised by the evil nigas and their minority partners .. while their families and future generations lose out and get driven further into poverty.., they know how to fight down each other and post shite all day long but don’t know how to fight for and defend their ancestral rights……that’s on them…

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  • @ David
    Was Dr. Worrell the Minister of Finance? Was he responsible for government’s economic policy?
    Is he the only governor of the Central Bank when the country’s economy was
    underwater?

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  • David Bu you beat me to it.Here 5his joker TLSN invites us to reread something presented by Dr Worrell the same person who was governor of the central bank and the last government chief economic advisor during the lost decade.I wonder where this tlsn was back then in timbucktoo?She/ he often refers to Ms Mottley as a dictator but ould not be found or heard when the last PM decided he was not going to call the last election when it was due but decided to go into an extra three months to try to hold on to power.The electrate showed them who had the power.Therefore Talking loud saying nothing most bajans especially me, do not want to hear anything from Dr Worrell in terms of advice.I gone.

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  • As for the wannabe and white criminal minorites…..their day too will come…

    and the lazy, Black ignoramus’ will get exactly what they have been begging for years..

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  • @William

    He did not resign which can be taken as assent.

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  • This one term govt gonna left a lot of mess behind for the new govt to fix
    This govt will be remembered as A tenure of destruction and devastation on the bajan households

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  • @ David
    Did Bostic not resigning meant “assent” to a frigging vaccine scam ?

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  • @William

    Do you know have info you want to share?

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  • Yes minority thieves and criminals in Barbados and the Caribbean…and their black face enablers….this is OUR continent…and we will defend it from lowlife criminals like you..

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  • I don’t think its fair to say Bostic resigned over a vaxx scam alone though. I think he mainly resigned over the inertia of this government and its inability to make a decision. Its not easy being the whipping horse for something you can’t make the final decision on I would imagine.

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  • @John A

    Had Bostic resigned?

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  • @ David
    What info? You are saying that Worrell did not resign so it should be taken as “assent” . I ask if Bostic not resigning means it should be take as “assent” to the vaccine scam. Obviously, you can’t apply a measure to one and not the other.
    I am putting it to you and all the damn apologists , that under the Wetsminister system, Bostic should have resigned forthwith or Mottley should have fired him. Worrell was no part of any cabinet, he was not elected and he was fired by the minister of finance.
    I am no big Westminister fan but that’s what you support and defend daily.
    Peace.

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  • Two different situations William, if you cannot see it …

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  • @ david.

    To the best of my knowledge no he has not. He said he would not run again though. I don’t think with his background he would walk away from this before elections. He will stick it out unless of course if Mia reshuffles. Not that any one else would want that ministry with covid now anyhow.

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  • TLSN…the backwardness that these island governments, with their little colonial titles, wallowed in for over half century will be told and retold for decades into the future, and they have no one but themselves to blame…..they can’t reverse any of it…they are too slow, too weakwilled and don’t carry the requisite know how.

    we all know what they are good at….

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  • We are moving forward.

    https://thegrio.com/2021/10/08/georgia-girl-6-becomes-youngest-certified-black-farmer-in-the-state/

    “A six-year-old Georgia girl has become the youngest Black farmer in the state as well as the youngest certified producer.”

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  • TLSN October 8, 2021 4:34 PM #: “Whilst we argue with each other we fail to see the warning signs scattered throughout our landscape.”

    My friend……..

    Could you please explain to BU how is it POSSIBLE for YOU, as an anonymous blogger, to DETERMINE what ‘warning signs’ other anonymous bloggers ‘fail to see?’

    How do you KNOW whether or not they’re making positive contributions to their communities and by extension, the society?

    Do you know if they are involved in volunteerism…….. freely devoting their time to community service…………. or activism to bring about bring about political or social changes, or support a particular cause…….. and PREFER not to ADVERTISE their achievements on BU.

    Or, do you believe people’s understanding of social, economic and political issues is determined by:

    …….. bragging about how many years they were on BU
    …….. the multiplicity of ‘samey, samey’ contributions they post to this forum
    …….. boasting about writing books that cannot be identified or for which there aren’t any references
    …….. giving vague descriptions and explanations of objectives they claimed to have achieved

    Perhaps you may want to outline what social changes your were able to initiate through Barbados Underground.

    Sir, you NEED to STOP your NONSENSE of coming to BU and making PRECONCEIVED ASSUMPTIONS about what PEOPLE YOU DO NOT KNOW are DOING or NOT doing.

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  • @David
    Dr.W choice was resign, or do as he did and be fired. He knew his exposé would not be ignored.
    Hence I cannot equate failure to resign with assent.
    Had he resigned ‘quietly’ that may have sent ‘no message’. Hence, his actions were anything but assent.

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  • @NO

    He could have resigned and be a vocal critic.

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  • @ David
    Why doesn’t Bostic resign and become a “ vocal critic”? By now you must realise your double standards can’t hold water here.
    @ NO
    Dr Worrell was fired for not doing what the Minister of Finance wanted. He stood up like a man and the MOF did what the law allowed him to do. Dr. Worrell did not allow the indignity of being fired deter him from his actions.
    Bostic on the other hand was completely ignored and left out of a serious matter involving his ministry. Why doesn’t @ David present that by staying , knowing fully, that he was disrespected in such a public manner , that he should have resigned and or resign and become a “ vocal critic” of the atrocity of the scammed vaccines procurement.

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  • William…the scamming is not going to stop. That is who they are, it’s the reason the continent was warned to tread very lightly with them and STAY ON HIGH ALERT, criminal minorities are their weapons against Black/Africans….even when trading with the continent as they were INVITED TO…they will still try to sneak their hardcore minority criminals in UNDER THE RADAR to commit financial crimes……..but there are security forces who will watch them, and they can only get so far….

    …..they can only continue their crap in Barbados and the Caribbean, if the people ALLOW IT going forward….it’s time to show them who is the REAL BOSS.

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  • That’s exactly what happened with the vaccine scam, although government has DIRECT ACCESS to any vaccine manufacturer to go on their waiting list, their maloney agent was still allowed to go rogue and try to enter the back door to procure vaccines, and according to AstraZeneca would have gotten counterfeit since he had no authorization as a 3rd party procurer……again, his fellow scamsters must be thanked profusely..

    unfortunately the government cut the minister of health completely out of any knowledge of their under the radar plot, and could not very well fire him for not knowing, when THEIR SLIMY PLOT BACKFIRED……..but was easily the fall guy had a bunch of people been poisoned by any counterfeit vaccines…

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  • Tek my son’s name out yuh igrunt mout! My son runs an online business, selling his product to the world.

    His business is currently being promoted by a Bajan of Indian descent, currently residing in the USA.

    And the minority crook wukking den!

    You let ME worry about my son!

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  • @William

    Repeating an earlier comment, Bostic signaled months ago this was his last hurrah. How many politicians you know retire from politics?

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  • @ WURA
    Note that all the so-called accountability and transparency advocates, who had a field day with Cahill , have now gone silent.
    This is how the Duopoly operates. They pretend to go after each other, but when the issue becomes too ominous, they circle the wagon and start to declare the issue over.
    Suddenly , we have one Carrington, a civil servant/ technocrat reading a parliamentary statement, in complete contradiction of what was said by the Deputy PM.
    We now have a Minister of Labour , in direct contradiction , with the Chief Labour Officer regarding the mandatory vaccine issue.
    The confusion is as rampant and confusing, as it was under Stuart and company.
    Barbados certainly deserves better. However , as always , this happens all over the world, so no need to highlight what happens on the rock.
    Peace

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  • Each quarter he on national TV talking pup only to be fired by the wus MoF in history. Where was his professional pride? He went so far as stopping press conferences.

    Piss in the blogmasters pocket do.

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  • @William

    You live to stretch issues. Cahill is a completely different issue, we had confidential documents leaked which fueled the story. Then there was the issue of people anti gasification etc. This matter like Donville Inniss will pick up steam once court proceedings start. With a general election coming the political opposition has something to work with, it do they.

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  • David BU you have to excuse Skinner.He seems to be a friend of Dr Worrell which is no problem.He was the same with Mr Inniss looking for sympathy for him on here speaking of his family forgeting how the over 60 workers Mr Inniss sent home and refused to rehire.They did not have family and bills to pay.As for Dr Worrell either he was giving advice not heeded or he was giving poor advice knowing full well that was not the way to go.Either way instead of going quietly he decided to go to court and still had to go.I guess it must have been in my view the perks of the job.I gone.

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  • @ David
    Dr. Worrell only stopped press conferences when his positions were consistently misrepresented , especially by the Nation newspaper. On more than one occasion, they had to apologise to him.
    @ Lorenzo
    Please bring the evidence that William
    Skinner ever supported the dismissal of workers by one Mr. Inniss .
    Once again you’re are foolishly attempting to link me to matters, I have never commented on.
    On Inniss’ predicament, I merely stated that we ought to consider the effects , it would have on the disgraced gentleman. Do “ excuse” me if on very rare occasions , I appear to be human!
    All I am saying to @David, is to apply the same measurement he has toward Dr. Worrell to Minister Bostic.
    And a very pleasant weekend to you and yours.
    Keep up the good work, you remain an asset to BU.

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  • @William

    The blogmaster recalls he had a problem with reporters questioning an HR issue but what does the blogmaster know.

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  • “Note that all the so-called accountability and transparency advocates, who had a field day with Cahill , have now gone silent”

    hypocrites, as long as those who are their favorite corrupt government doing it, and they can get a few crumbs to make themselves feel important…..the fact that those are still crimes committed against the people…does not register in their tiny polluted minds.

    “The confusion is as rampant and confusing, as it was under Stuart and company.”

    when operating in a framework that is not of YOUR DESIGN….confusion will NEVER STOP….but ehy are the ones believing they are keeping a system to continue their anti-Black/African endeavors of crookery…

    only the retarded need minorities to promote anything for them…everyone else knows how to promote to tens of millions in the diaspora..

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  • @ David
    You should be quite aware that it is standard practice , with most organizations, that HR issues are seldom discussed in public, especially by those who may be directly involved.
    There are serious legal implications if orbwhen such is allowed or done.
    Any reporter who expects any seasoned manager, to allow such , would only be wishing on a star.
    Right now , you’re catching at straws because you like most apologists on BU , do not want to accept that Minister Bostic should have resigned the moment he learnt that he had been sidelined, on a matter of such import., as the importation of vaccines .
    All I ask you to admit is the simple premise that if in your opinion, Dr. Worrell’s refusal to resign meant he “ assent” to the failed policies of the decadent DLP, why are you not holding Bostic to such a standard.
    Answer the damn question.
    As for Cahill and the vaccine scam , the question remains: Transparency and accountability. Now, you can talk about degrees. Death by bullet and death by stabbing is death.
    The blasted vaccine deal was so frigging transparent, that the minister did not know about it !
    Gimme a frigging break my brother.

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  • @William

    What does discussing HR matters have to do with cancelling press conferences? All CEOs of companies have to answer hard questions even if they have to deflect. Give us a break indeed.

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  • So… my son is retarded now?

    My son does not write colour into every blasted thing as you do.

    The guy came with a proven track record.

    He wukking!

    Fuck off, foolish witch bitch!

    Enough of your toxic brew for the day!

    I gone!

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  • Stupid bitch does not understand that freeing up promotion time thereby upping production time can be beneficial.

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  • @ David
    You introduced the HR thing , not me!
    Stop dodging the issue re: your double standards re: Worrell and Bostic.

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  • The HR issue was introduced to refute your erroneous statement.


    Worrell bans Nation – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com

    https://www.nationnews.com/2014/05/11/worrell-bans-nation/

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  • Forgive me if I cannot take most of the stuff I see here seriously…

    I noticed Lorenzo switches from Manglish to very good English. His departing phrase is ‘I gone’. What if …
    Nah!

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  • “from Manglish to very good English.”

    🤣🤣🤣

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  • Donna October 9, 2021 8:27 AM

    Please, why waste your time. It’s a good thing she DOES NOT READ your contributions.

    Here we have a delusional, dumb, retarded individual who spends from as early as 2am to as late as 12:59PM on BU, spewing the same shiite EVERY DAY, about ‘minority criminals,’ while IGNORING the fact that some of the ‘MAJORITY’ are also DEVISING similar plans, to ROB poor Black people similar to themselves, senior citizens, disabled and other vulnerable people of their ‘properties, bank accounts and pension funds.’

    Or, SELLING narcotics to children at primary and secondary schools.

    Cussing minorities every day, while PROUDLY DECLARING being MARRIED to a white man and having a Chinese in-law.

    And, then, they go to live in countries where they are immediately counted in one of the minority groups, only to ‘cry foul’ or racial profiling, when similar treatment is meted out to them by the ‘majority.’

    ‘Yuh just cahn mek dis stuff up.’

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  • Side note:
    Not really into the covid or one term posts.

    Just waiting on the scam post to take wings.

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  • @David
    Within “certain circles” it was believed DrW was the brains behind many of BigSincks policies. Hence animosity when the financial trajectory kept going in an unfavorable direction. However DrW was paid to do a job, including advice.
    When a tipping point was reached, and the GoB refused to change, in spite of unprojected results, DrW broke his silence.
    Many believed this was long overdue and should have come sooner. Yet, he did not go quietly? That was all the criticism one needed.
    In a similar fashion, Min Bostic’s response tells us someone overstepped their authority. He was blindsided. Should he resign and become a vocal critic?
    He could fire the PS who penned the letter? That would clearly send a message. And shake the tree. But only stir the pot if he knew the PS was instructed by someone “above him” in the command chain vs acting on their own.

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  • @NO

    Understand your reasoning, it comes down to judgement. The decision by Bostic to go end of this term perhaps has deflated his situation

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  • What if what!!!!

    Ask David!

    But it would really be hilarious to have fooled all uh wunnuh so-called superior people for all these years.

    Flea-brain and Peabrain!

    Murdaaaaaaaah!

    Almost sorry it isn’t true!

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  • To clear the matter once and for all about Bostic left out in the cold would some brave journalist ask the PM at her next PC if the Minister knew of the aborted deal for vaccines. They may not get a definitive answer, but they may be able to read between the lines and arrive at a conclusion.

    Mr. Bostic is the first politician in Barbados history who is pledging to walk away from a job at the top of his profession and in a Gov’t that is poised to repeat its electoral success in the coming months. The usual spin doctors are making statements that he had arrived at a decision “to spend time with his family” some time ago and has now made it public.

    Will wonders ever cease?

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  • Artax,

    Woman so sick she has started to bash a boy who was peddling his wares from age 13, by age 16 upped the game to online and is earning foreign exchange. Did his own promotion.

    At age 18 he has decided to outsource his promotion function and focus on production.

    It is paying off.

    But the fool thinks he is retarded.

    Go figure!

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  • I gone again!

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  • @David
    Powah is a funny thing. Persons we may otherwise have seen as rational and students of sound governance suddenly do the oddest of things.
    Isn’t this the ongoing crux of the NIS? And it happens frequently in the private sector too. Despite all the protestations, did ICBL get contracts which were facilitated? What else did they get?
    The fourth estate has never seen fit to publicly question the Board of CBL?
    I know of situations where a subsidiary may begin sinking, and the Board changes like rats off a sinking ship. The big ups from the parent don’t want association with a failure. But that doesn’t stop the same persons who bailed from forcing their decisions upon the Board, sometimes even at the complete exclusion of the Board. Powah is a funny thing.

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  • You beat me to it.. was about to say you should have finished the earlier post with ‘I gone”

    What would be even more amusing to me would be if Lorenzo gets on my case for “what if .. “

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  • @NO

    Same with CLICO Board. Leslie Haynes, Woobine Davis, Tony Marshall et al…all ‘respectable and prominent’ citizens.

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  • A significant fault line in our government structure. We focus on the symptoms to our demise.

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  • @Sarge
    In Loblaws marketing terminology, I call that “Memories of Brison”. Didn’t he resign after multiple years of service to “spend more time with his family”, only within months to accept a VP job with a bank? It is one of those universally accepted reasons, which minimizes criticism, and by the time the truth is known, the issue has passed its best before date.
    BTW notice how often senior ex-pols are hired by Banks? The other favourited position is the Board of large contractors.

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  • @ David, @ NO
    Everybody knows no Minister is obligated to take the advice of a Central Bank Governor.
    As Dr.Courtney Blackman said: the GOB is a “creature”of the Minister of Finance.
    Anyway you guys look at it, no GOB has the power you assumed the good doctor
    had.
    Sinkler’s policies failed. Not Worrell’s. Never in the independence era has there been a GOB who was so accessible to all and sundry.
    A man of the people. Ask anybody who knows him.
    Peace.

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  • Skinner you is a real good spin bowler but not good enough.Most in Barbados believe including me, that Mr Sinckler followed the advice given to him by Dr Worrell.As far as i know Mr Sinckler is not an economist , neither was Mr Stuart therefore both would have been following advice.Whose advice would that have been? You keep spinning.As to Col Bostic not resigning tell did the ec speaker resign when the court ordered him to repay the old man, s money? Did the then PM fire him or did he advise him to allegedly get a lawyer.It does not get worse than that.As for your nonsense about there being as much confusion as under Mr Stuart absoloute rubbish.I know you do not live about here but check with the average bajan who lives here and you would know you talking shite.I gone.

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  • @ Lorenzo
    You’re absolutely correct, Carrington should have been removed as speaker.
    Your problem is that you believe Carrington (DLP) should have been removed but Bostic (BLP) should not resign. With me it’s about good governance , accountability and transparency. With you it’s only about party.
    When you mature enough , you will understand that you cannot be right and wrong at the same time. But I don’t expect you to arrive there this or the next century.
    I guess as you live there, so you would have known , that a man, Mark Maloney, who your party cussed up and down Barbados and then jumped into bed with him, was in a deal with your party , to bring in counterfeit drugs to kill the citizens.
    So whether it is a tax free Mercedes or counterfeit vaccines, you still don’t have and can’t talk about being different.
    Same shit different day.
    Rest the argument about GOCBs and Ministers of Finance- you simply don’t know what you’re talking about!
    BTW, if you were raised properly, you would know that two wrongs never make a right. That’s why all yuh Dees and Bees catching your arse right now. The wrongs catching up and the pot calling the kettle black. Shameless , political perverts abusing the damn country.
    But the ball over and Mary’s wooden legs right there by the fireside. One little spark and they gine bun up.
    Peace

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  • Skinner when you down with your childish dropping of remarks you still have not proven that Mr Sinckler was not following Dr Worrell, s advice Therefore all your shite talk about maturity and being brought up right is just that shite talk.I have followed politics from Mr Tom Adams time along with a little of Mr Barrow.Therefore i was in town long inclufing knowing of your failed run with the No Damn Party..I know exactly of what ispeak so you can carry your spin bowling around others bevause as far as i am concern you are a closet dem hiding out.Just mentioned anything negative about Mr Thompson or Sir Lloyd Sandiford and one of the first out of the blocks defending them is you on here.As far as Mr Malony is concerned i am no fan of his never will be but i am not Ms Mottley or the government.Thing is though where is your evidence to support he was bringing in conterfeit drugs? I hope you are not trusting the in my view madwoman, s Waru,s word.? I gone.

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  • Little Slave…..AstraZeneca said so since last week, if you were able to read and understand ya would have seen it posted to this very blog.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/02/pharmaceutical-company-says-private-vaccines-deals-are-counterfeit-and-should-be-reported/

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  • Get somebody to read and explain it for you, hope when handcuffs are being shared out you get a pair..

    “Pharmaceutical company says private vaccines deals are ‘counterfeit’ and should be reported – by Emmanuel Joseph October 2, 2021

    AstraZeneca, the giant pharmaceutical and biotechnology company says there is no bilateral agreement signed between the Government of Barbados and that firm with regards to the procurement of vaccines.”

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  • Lorenzo in her league of likes
    Liking to rehash stale soup
    Meanwhile under present govt and leadership MAM the headlines scream Govt involved in Vaccine scam
    No transparency
    Mia took it upon herself to include the good name of Barbados with scam artist
    Yet to hear Lorenzo speak on that disgraceful act but rather pelt rocks at past govt
    BTW another scandal revolve on how patients are treated at Harrison isolation centre
    Awaiting your political response

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  • “Radical inexplicably released payment for the vaccines without any or any proper verification that the promised vaccines had in fact been secured from AstraZeneca, were authentic and were being shipped. These were the Government-stipulated pre-conditions to payment , which Radical seemingly ignored. These preconditions were also stipulated in the contract between Radical and Good Vibrations, which provided that the US$10.2 million would be released to AstraZeneca’s account upon receipt of an invoice from AstraZeneca.”

    In reading Garth Patterson’s latest piece, the above jumped out at me and I decided to go read the cache of documents the blogmaster uploaded. From reading, it is clear the government is no fool. All this talk about fake vaccines ending up here is not rooted in commonsense given what is written in the sales agreement. Doubt me? Read paras 1 and 6 of Exhibit 17 and then Annex 1 – Goods and quantity and Annex 4 – Examination Procedure.🤫

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  • The government agent said he was AUTHORIZED by the Barbados government to procure vacciines…,,,,,his words in the claim….

    but the government had NO 3rd party arrangement with Astrazeneca for the FAKE RADICAL to do so, try changing that…..this gotta be something worse than short memory syndrome…it’s a good thing the Fowl Slaves are too DUMB to change reality…

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  • “BTW another scandal revolve on how patients are treated at Harrison isolation centre.”

    it’s been many weeks now people have been crying out about the mistreatment that some are saying have lead to unnecessary deaths…..even some tourists had to go public and contact people where they originated, they swore they thought they would die…..and fought to get out of that facility..that was at least 2 months ago, that’s how long people have complained..

    let them stay in their airfairy, fantasy world while people die…

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WS
    Nobody claimed the GoCB had power over the MoF? On international promotional junkets they acted as a tag team. Regardless of the true author(s), the MoF OWNS all policies they implement.
    Likely because CS wasn’t given much credit, or the GoCB too much credit, for their respective brainpower, several “believed” DrW had a major hand in some of CS policies. Yet, that is little more than “doing his job”. Once a tipping point was reached, DrW pulled the plug, and left the political pundits to argue their cases.

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  • TAKING CARE OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS

    “Initially we had expected the National Conservation Commission to do that work, but a private sector individual with a tremendous interest in Bathsheba, who is looking forward to doing great things for Barbados on the whole, has agreed to fund the entire cost of transforming that property, known as Beachmont, into a park.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/09/bathsheba-civic-centre-next-month/

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  • However What the blp foot soldiers refused to understand that all the agreements or planned way of delivery were done absent of good governance which allows transparency to enter all plans and agreement
    Also a high level of accountability is missing
    Govt pursue an undemocratic path to buy vaccines on the black market
    Govt trying to smooth around the edges of this despicable scam does not release Govt first options to be transparent and accountable taking all plans ahead and laying them in the house of Parliament for vibrant debate
    Talk all wanna foot soldiers there is no escape clause written into the laws of democracy that exempt Govt from being transparent and accountable to the people as such actions are directed by the Constitution
    Govt on this issue is wrong and would best let the process of blame and accountability rest at Mia feet
    The rest being handle in the court of law in fla

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  • “which provided that the US$10.2 million would be released to AstraZeneca’s account upon receipt of an invoice from AstraZeneca.”

    crooks trying to enter AstraZeneca THROUGH THE BACK DOOR…..🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    although Good Vibrations told them it was impossible per the newspaper article…

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  • This Mash up and Brekup govt must go
    The self interest policies is what have bajans suffering
    The only thing which this govt has offered bajans are jabs with immediate force
    Meanwhile bajans households are on the brink of hopelessness
    Today many homes have become isolation centres because govt cannot find enough resources to fight the virus in timely fashion
    The outcome of this govt plan does not look promising
    Govt took a high risk of letting the virus land on the island
    Now govt has lost a fight to the virus which govt had promised to wrestle to the ground
    How much more can Barbadians withstand of govt callous mistakes and then be called upon to withstand the pressure

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  • William…don’t care how they try to manipulate and wash down, the narrative is unchangeable, and we done know the Slaves can’t think too far ahead, or they would know that all the vaccine manufacturers will now be on guard and on the look out for Barbados’ backdoor vaccine bandits..lol

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  • @ Lorenzo
    Please bring evidence that “ I am one of the first defending Thompson or Sandiford.
    Bring one piece of evidence. You are a complete fabricator. Bring the proof. I don’t “ jump out of the gates defending anybody.
    Bring the evidence !!!!

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  • @ Enuff
    Having read Patterson; go now and re-read the parliamentary statement by Carrington. You are now contradicting the same statement, you were heralding on BU . In that statement Carrington said there was no agreement, You now come trying your best to defend an agreement that your party wants the people to believe was never entered.
    Who lying? But then again, you really have no credibility on any issue. You are nothing more than a want to o be sophisticated Party hack. And you are piss poor at it.

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  • These clowns parading as defenders of govt illegal activities need to keep mouths shut
    The more they open their mouths the more fuel the spill on the scam inferno
    There is no doubt that enough evidence place into the public domain spoken by govt officials one being Santia Bradshaw indicates corruptive motives by the PM
    How in hell can PM distance herself from being involved when Santia told the nation that the vaccines payment was due on arrival
    Where were these vaccines coming from
    Who gave permission for these vaccines to arrive in Barbados
    Are all now to believe that these vaccines were to drop from the sky
    Foot soldiers wunna looking like idiots trying to defend this govt callous behaviour

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  • The mentally challenged will soon be back, thinking like them, that we forgot…lol

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  • Foul Enuff is really TOO dishonest, that stench will NEVER WASH AWAY…..he should hide his face in shame…

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  • @ WURA
    Anybody who reads Garth Patterson’s article will note that he is extremely critical of the sordid vaccines affair. However, @Enuff is so intellectually dishonest that he conveniently cherry picked , a part of the article, believing nobody else read it.
    He is not only intellectually dishonest , he is the worst defender of this administration on BU and he has no damn credibility. The man is absolutely shameless

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  • “Radical inexplicably released payment for the vaccines without any or any proper verification that the promised vaccines had in fact been secured from AstraZeneca, were authentic and were being shipped. These were the Government-stipulated pre-conditions to payment , which Radical seemingly ignored. These preconditions were also stipulated in the contract between Radical and Good Vibrations, which provided that the US$10.2 million would be released to AstraZeneca’s account upon receipt of an invoice from AstraZeneca.”

    lookie here…another pretence at throwing maloney under the bus…where ALL OF THEM REMAIN CRUSHED by the same counterfeit vaccine wheels…

    Fraudulent and Foul…

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  • “He is not only intellectually dishonest , he is the worst defender of this administration on BU and he has no damn credibility. The man is absolutely shameless”.

    I agree that he/she is possibly one of the worst defender of the current administration. Yet, as I believe that he/she is a very intelligent individual I can only conclude that laziness is the reason for such mediocre responses. Laziness and the belief that we are idiots.

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  • Contrary to what the traitors in parliament believe, the only dummies in Barbados are their toxic, dangerous and dumb supporters….no one else
    ..and even hardcore BLP supporters are turning their backs in horror and shame…everyone is on to them..

    “Rawl, a regular caller or the brass tacks programme wanted to know what the cabinet of Barbados intended to do about the vaccine scam. Peter Wickham tried to down play the issue by stating that the Prime Minister hadn’t given any money to Mr Maloney. What Mr Wickham fail to understand is the fact that the Prime Minister attempted to defraud the treasury of $6,300,000.00. The tax payers of this country needs to know if this fraudulent behaviour is condone by the cabinet. The fact that the Minister of Health denied knowledge doesn’t rescues him from or the cabinet from the scam. If the scheme was successful who would have benefited from the $6.3 million? We were up in arms about the $34,000.00 Donville Inniss received. We shout crucify him, crucify him loudly. That money didn’t come out of the public purse. Why are we silent about the Prime Minister trying to rob us of 6.3 million dollars? In case you all don’t know this is stealing which is a criminal act. This is the same Prime Minister who claimed that she couldn’t reduce the gas tax. Now you all understand why. If she reduces the tax there will be less money for her to steal. In case you all are wondering how I arrived at the 6.3 million dollars let me spell it out. The vaccine cost $3.00. Barbados was purchasing 300,000 which cost $900,000.00. But the Prime Minister was going to bill the Treasury for $7,200,000.00. In other words she was selling the vaccine to the Barbadian tax payers for $24.00. Peter Wickham thinks that this is a joke, the same man that ridiculed the last regime for corruption! This is the time for this government to show the populace that it was serious about transparency and accountability.”

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  • Please try to use the following whenever talking about money….
    US $ or BDS $

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  • Theo…yeah, it can confuse some people….government direct arrangements with AstraZeneca are @US$3 per DOSE…..=$BDS 6 ..if htey had bothered to deal directly with the pharmaceutical company…

    radical maloney’s procurement price which the PM ADMITTED she agreed to pay through the treasury =@US$24 per DOSE =BDS$48 per DOSE…..had fate not intervened…

    MASSIVE RIP OFF and RAIDING OF THE TREASURY…..filled with IMF LOANS…

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  • @WW&C
    The same Rawl may also wish to compare the BDD$7,200,000 for vaccines to the BDD$124,000,000 for Clearwater Bay Limited.
    We know the GoB was prepared to pay a premium for VACCINES. We know what was being bought.
    Pray tell what was an amount TWENTY TIMES more ACTUALLY spent on. Not only were they prepared to spend that amount on “loan guarantees”, it appears almost EVERY LOAN went bad.
    Barbadians are strange people. Here they are filling pages with a potential deal, meanwhile an ACTUAL deal of 20x the size is “nah big ting”.
    Why, until I discover the GoB actually paid money in vaccinegate it is a non starter. We don’t even know exactly how our GoB spent 20x more and the focus is on an aborted deal.!!!! And one wonders with this level of financial ignorance how the island is broke.

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  • @NO

    Many will not equate the gravity of the Clearwater transaction because many are financially illiterate and prefer to chase low hanging.

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  • “The same Rawl may also wish to compare the BDD$7,200,000 for vaccines to the BDD$124,000,000 for Clearwater Bay Limited.”

    Northern..you know as well as i do that they WILL ALL PRETEND THAT NEVER HAPPENED….remember their wicked little supporters jumped out on BU and cussed us for the last 9 YEARS for beating that to death in the public domain… and said we were all lying…while every one of them siphoned off their legal and other fees from that treachery…well instigated by David Thompson…and escaped reponsibility and accountability……they literally got away with billion dollar thefts, so a mere 124 million dollar rip off of the NIS pension fund, will seem like nothing….pocket change for them and a preamble to BIGGER THEFTS….with their million dollar and billion dollar tastes..

    the problem that is now causing poverty for the average cititzen, is when we were telling them, it will lead to disaster, they refused to listen, believed the LYING DBLP ministers/politicians and are now trapped…we can only feel sympathy for the innocent ones who are the victimsof and caught up in the parliamentary crimes with the private sector partners……there is not much else we can do now ..

    the good news, it’s finally out in the open….and no one can call us liars when everyone is seeing it for themselves…..they went too international too fast in their desperation to tief and did not think it through…it’s a stain on all of them..if Karma was not awake they would have gotten clean away with that ripoff….that is SOP for them, first time in the last half century that scam has NOT WORKED in their favor…and died a still birth….lol

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  • Betcha if they were told the same MM2 had a cement company which had received $7M in the CBL payout, they would be all over it.

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  • The piss poor Brass tacks host in answer to the caller response was to ask the caller if any of the callers money was involved in the scam
    At that point I said to self now yuh know who are the head scum bags helping govt to make decisions
    How in the hell could this blp supporter hosting a talk program not see the many wrongs in this scam
    The host response to the caller is indicative of the path of such immoral behaviors which he would support in the name of loyalty for the blp.party

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  • “received $7M in the CBL payout, they would be all over it.”

    of course…in some minds $7 million woud seem like much more than $124 million in thefts, particularly depending under what circumstances the money was scammed….and which ministers were involved in the enabling…..if they like the ministers involved, no matter the crimes…they immediately turn a blind eye like Foul Enuff is attempting…but if they are disliked…a whole lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth ensues….definitely a psychotic illness…

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  • I remember posting that he had picked up his family and left sometime last year, never bothered to confirm it, but apparently it’s been a while that the play acting has been in progress..

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  • In one case the horse has bolted and is ten miles down the road.
    In the next case, this horse appears to be still in the starting gate.
    Which horse are you gonna chase, the one with the ten mile lead or the one still at the gate.

    In the B vs D battle, if the administration(for some reason) cannot go after the D for past misdeeds, then we (citizens) should focus on misdeeds that are current. We lack hindsight and foresight. We can only see what is now on the table.

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  • In both cases it points to a system problem related to governance.

    Both cases are not time bounded if the standard of accountability and demanding full public disclosure is applied.

    If a flower withers and die you fix the environment in which it is expected to thrive; soil etc.

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  • @WW&C
    My only excuse is I never saw it. He may even have ‘up and left’; I never was in his circles. For umpteen years in Bim, every time the gov changes, certain folk who likely feared attack from the incoming admin would “disappear”.
    Even the lady from ICBL must have had some “assurances”, cause she stuck around til hubby sold his stake in Carilend and then high tailed it back to Canada.

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  • It is natural to be more interested in ongoing events than to place our emphasis on what happened in the past. Events between 2010 and May 24 2018 should have been fully discussed during that period. Post 2018 is a period for investigations and possible arrests.

    The onus at this time should not be on keyboard warriors to pursue a discussion of past events. We will raise our cry, now, for current events and will not wait until after 2023 or 2028 to sound the alarm for them.

    There is a time for investigations and arrests and there is a time for sounding the alarm.

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  • “For umpteen years in Bim, every time the gov changes, certain folk who likely feared attack from the incoming admin would “disappear”.

    “Even the lady from ICBL must have had some “assurances”, cause she stuck around til hubby sold his stake in Carilend and then high tailed it back to Canada.”

    heard about that one, that’s what the AGs hemming and hawing was about, passing blame to the COP…giving ICBL owners time to sell cut and run…..stretching out the deceit and lies…while all involved put their affairs in order…they were fooling no one..

    the other one who recently lost the extradition case will be really outta luck, if he loses the appeal and she turns state’s witness and waltz on back over to Canada…at least Donville will have company…lol

    the rats are going to jump ship left and right, they can smell multiple international investigations from afar………when ya have clothes outside, ya always have to be watching for rain…

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  • @TheO
    So you know, the correct abbr is BDD$, not BDS$.
    Some things don’t make sense. I saw .Ky as in Dot Ky. I thought must be a URL extension for Kentucky? It is the Cayman Islands.

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