Infected by Political Opportunism

Governance

… Powah [power] 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…

-NorthernObserver

The blogmaster has been observing the strident views expressed by citizens of Barbados about whether to vaccinate. A few thousand were motivated to march during the pandemic. People have the right to behave as they like provided no laws are being broken. Local newsfeeds both traditional and and social media continue to be choked daily with news about Covid 19. There is so much information being shared that it is thought to be contributing to Covid 19 fatigue globally.

The environment is perfect for opposition forces to put ‘licks’ in the government to win favour with a general election due in 2023, the latest. It is the idealist who believes political forces in any country will ever see the benefit of working together in the interest of the public if there is political capital to be gained.

Does it make intelligent Barbadians ponder why political parties and agents are motivated to be ’vocal’ about selected issues? In recent months there has been some noise made about the decision by the Mia Mottley government to replace the Queen of England (soon to be King) with a local daughter of the soil. The anecdotal feedback from a cross section of locals continues to expose a lack of understanding about the workings of the government. One suspects it will take a generation of educating the general public to meet the civic awareness gap.

If there is a lack of understanding about the basic workings of government is it reasonable to expect Barbadians to be motivated to march in thousands or flood daily talk shows about governance related matters? For years the National Insurance Fund has been managed like Babsie rum shop. Under successive government the embarrassing situation exist where our most important fund is unable to produce up to date audited financial statements. Through it all the Barbados public continues to be unaware of the accurate state of the fund.

Why has the public, including the Fourth Estate not vigorously pursued the Four Seasons transaction to hold political actors accountable? This is a transaction that exposes mismanagement and corrupt behaviour of both political parties when in government supported by senior public servants. We have Mia Mottley who was contracted to do legal work for Four Seasons now prime minister and one of her Mercedes driving financial consultants Avinash Persaud, former executive chairman. Not to forget a former dead Prime Minister David Thompson who hired both of them.

The political outrage directed at Mark Maloney for failing to deliver Covid 19 vaccine is interesting if seen in the context of a player who was heavily engaged by the former DLP government. The blogmaster does not condone the obvious lack of transparency surrounding the procurement of Covid 19 vaccine. What is being asked of our gullible Fourth Estate and Public Servants whose role is to serve the public for good of country – why have you vacated your responsibility? Some of us will not be fooled by those who seek to manipulate public opinion to satisfy narrow interest.

For more than a decade no audited financial statements of the National Insurance Fund, for more than a decade the Auditor General has been highlighting issues without redress by successive governments, for more than four decades successive governments have turned a blind eye to private transportation woes in Barbados, to the point it has developed a sub culture, for decades successive governments have pursued the lazy path to managing the economy by dumping our eggs in one tourism basket, for years we have asked successive governments to revamp the education system to ensure our people are adequately equipped to sustain our competitiveness in a fast moving world, for years we have asked for a fit for purpose waste to energy solution, a judicial system promising for years to crash under its weight …

Barbadians are some of the issues mentioned not worthy of your outrage? Are you willing to march if asked for any one of the issues mentioned? We know the answer therefore do not expect anything to change.

In 2023 the blogmaster will ask Donville Inniss to start a new political party to lead us to a different place. A suggested slogan sure to win favour with the public is ”The Return of the Don”.


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  • @David, Mia Mottley was one of the best Opposition Leaders Barbados have ever had. Her emotional intelligence and social intelligence are off the chart.

    Sadly, Ms Depeiza seems not to understand that most great leaders are Machiavellian, have excellent grapevines, know how to work and use people, have excellent grapevines, create a herd/flock of absolute loyalist and put key persons in institutions to create obligatory loyalty.

    I posit the next election turnout will be low as voters apathy continue to set in, however, the BLP will lose some seats and only the old DLP loyalist will vote, new voters will stay home due to hopelessness. We can expect some new creative innovations from the BLP pre election announcement.

    Mia Mottley, like most bright and sharp leaders, must be kept in check for their egos can take them over the hill as they disarm their charges who are made into lambs.

    My concern is that the academics and intelligentsia seem to be all silent and their absolute silence seems to suggest they have all compromised.

    We are moving towards a republic and key instruments of good governance such as FOIA, ITAL, Contractor General, hands off the appointment of Judges and security forces……only then can we expect through accountability, transparency and good governance. Sadly, to be incredulous is bad in Barbados for deceit is rewarded as loyalty.

    Political trust in Barbados is at an all time low.

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  • @Kammie

    Preach it

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  • Kimmie Holder Oct 11.2021 7.18am

    Political trust in Barbados is at an all time low.

    Xxxxx
    Absolutely correct Sir the most honest comment u have made towards this present govt
    However I asked of u a person who engages in things Environmental
    Where was your voice when govt allowed Covid ships to docked I Carlisle for months on end which has resulted in millions of damage to the coral reefs along with damagingv secured habitat for undersea wild life
    If memory serves correct I never read or heard of any thing said from your mouth during that period of the ongoing destruction of the reefs
    At least yuh cud have rounded up the environmentalist groups to March
    However you a well known supposedly protector of the environment comes her to make a speech about truth when you and other members supposedly having concerns about the environment stood vanguard silent while govt policies destroyed Barbados valuable
    reefs
    Also what is so amazing you gve glowing accolades to Mia intelligence
    A woman who has conned the brightest brains including yours into accepting her knee jerked policies many which has bite bajans as well as the environment in the rear end
    Peace
    Hypocrite

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  • Bu is overtly political, but politics can be a time wasting and energy wasting game, where both sides are part of the same game.
    Bu is overtly BLP leaning and this is the first time in Bu history that BLP have been in power.
    Politics is contentious causing divisions that escalate on net as shown in America’s kkk fractured society but is akin to picking scabs instead of letting them heal.
    Covid should not be a political issue and opposition and Government should work together singing from same hymn sheet.
    Mistakes are made, lives are lost, resources are limited but there are no winners and everyone loses.
    People can be dragged into fights against system when they experience it’s faults (like Kammie with Family Law injustices), but it is a lifelong fight that can become a sense of purpose, which you must be willing to spend all your time and sacrificing your life for.

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  • @David
    A suggested slogan sure to win favour with the public is ”The Return of the Don”.
    ++++++
    I see someone has paid attention to Mark Morrison’s song “The Return of the Mac”

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  • What Kammie Holder describes is the quintessential personality of the benevolent dictator.

    Not that elected dictatorship is foreign to Barbados but does Holder agree that this is the result of a constructive disobedience to every democratic principle over decades.

    And does David not concede that his preferred alter of political worship has so degenerated that there are currently no differences between socalled democracy and autocracy.

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  • @David, it’s not about preaching it’s more about the unpalatable truth which is fastly becoming extinct in Barbados. It seems too many are compromised into silence or have become self-serving. Look at the Licensing Authority issue where the public is inconvenienced because of pecuniary stalemates. We are now in a state where those with authority, power, management, or leadership behave as if they are above reproach. I just find it absolutely impossible to worship another for it’s a recipe for abuse of power, social dislocation while the elite bedfellows live in luxury. Our lives are shaped by life exposures be it from reading or socialization.

    David, the saying drunken words are sober thoughts, stirred my disgust when I learned my phone was illegally tapped by the government in the past. Thus, like the late Inspector Bowen, I use my phone knowing all my communications are compromised for political control of such apparatus are abused by self-serving leaders who appoint their people to do the dirty work. The media houses are compromised and everybody wants to be everybody`s friend while the unconnected takes alms and suffer.

    Not one story in the newspapers in Barbados about Pegasus and the illegal wiretapping taking place in Barbados. Who will protect rights and encourage good governance when most academics, social leaders, and begging NGOs are all now behaving as if they are compromised? Thus, I owe it to my children and future generations to call out the ugly and unjust irrespective of the contempt shown towards me or the consequences.

    PS: Please do not refer to me as a social activist I am just a Barbadian who hates deceit and believes in sustainable long-term goals for Barbados, inclusive of key stakeholders and not just acolytes and elites.

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  • @Pacha

    Can you remind the blog what Churchill posits as the alternative to democracy?

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  • PachamamaOctober 11, 2021 8:16 AM

    What Kammie Holder describes is the quintessential personality of the benevolent dictator.

    Xxxcxx
    However Kammie Holder is quick to support the dictator policies
    As earlier I mentioned
    He along with other environmentalist stood silent as Barbados reefs were being Destroyed by COVID
    Not buying his now all awakening the fact lies in action speaking louder than words
    Not expecting him to defend his silence when the reefs where ongoing destruction by the Ships
    Because even if words where said after the destruction
    It means absolutely nothing as the damage done is irreversible
    So sad

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  • KAMMIE HOLDER
    THE COMPLETE CORRUPTION YOU DESCRIBE IS, WHILE RELATIVELY NEW IN BARBADOS TO WHAT IS BEING SEEN ELSEWHERE, IS WELL DESCRIBED IN THE BIBLICAL BOOK OF AMOS IN GREAT DETAIL.

    THE COMING SOLUTION IS ALSO THERE DESCRIBED. READ IT AND BE CONSOLED SIR
    READ THERE TOO IN CHAPTER 3V3THE TRUISM THAT TWO CAN NOT WALK TOGETHER AND LESS THEY BE AGREED. THE COROLLARY IS ALSO TRUE. YOU CAN SEE IT ON THESE PAGES DAILY, AS A GOOD EXAMPLE

    READ ALSO IN CHAPTER 3V7 THAT THE LORD DOES NOTHING EXCEPT HE FIRST DECLARES IT TO HIS PEOPLE THE PROPHETS.

    SEEK HIS FACE, DO HIS WILL AND RELAX SIR, BECAUSE MOST OF THE HORSES HAVE LONG BOULTED FROM THE STABLES………AND THEY WILL NOT BE CAUGHT.

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  • Why did you Angela Cox not spearhead a public campaign to save the reefs if you were aware of it?
    Or are you just a hypocrite too?

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  • How well I remember Kammie Holder vocal outburst during the time word of a WTE plant would have been built
    How well I remember Kammie condemnation of the WTE all over social media and his loud opinions about the plant negative impact on the environment
    However in the very time when the reefs and undersea life needed help he was silent
    As the old saying goes high wind knows where old house lives
    His hypocritical stance in not condemning a govt policy that destroyed the reefs is one which would be forever etched in the minds of those who hold sacredness to the eviroment

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  • RE A suggested slogan sure to win favour with the public is ”The Return of the Don”.
    WHY DUMMY? AND WHERE WILL SUCH A SLOGAN WIN FAVOR, BESIDE IN YOUR VACANT CRANIUM?
    WHY SHOULD THE DON RETURN DUMMY?
    AMERICA HAS THE GOVERNMENT IT DESERVES………AND THAT SOME CHEATED TO ATTAIN.
    LET ME INFORM YOUR DEAD DECREPIT DECEITFUL DUMB DEGENERATE SELF
    IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE DON RETURNS
    AMERICA IS DONE.
    IN THE SAME WAY THE BALFOUR DECLARATION SEALED THE DEAL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, SO TOO HAS THE NONSENSE THAT THE AMERICAN EMPIRE HAS DONE BY ITS ACTIVITY THAT CONFLICTS WITH THE TENETS OF THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT SEALED THE FATE OF THAT EMPIRE.
    IT IS NOW FULL STEAM AHEAD TO THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT……AND THEN THE GOVERNMENT THAT THE WORLD DESERVES –THAT OF THE ANTICHRIST.
    I HOPE THAT ALL THE SCOFFING MOCKING BU ANTICHRISTS WILL BE ALIVE TO ENDURE IT.
    BEFORE YOU EVEN TRY …………JUST GO TO 2 PETER 2 AND SEE THAT EVEN LOT WHO TYPIFIES THE WORST OF THE CARNAL CHRISTIANS ESCAPES.

    YOU GUYS CAN MOCK AND SCOFF TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT AS YOU ARE WELL DESCRIBED IN 2 PETER CHAPTER 3

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  • @Sargeant

    You are a fan of Mark Morrison?

    There is something to be said about bouncing back after suffering an adversity.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Kammie Holder at 7:18 AM

    You key boarded: “Political trust is at an all time low” , I agree with you. BUT is there not a lack of trust in other bodies in our Social System. The politicians are merely a microcosm of the wider society. Should we not expect this in a modern,better educated and informed society. Our Education System has trained us to think critically. If what is being promoted is repugnant to common sense ,we need to mistrust the purveyor and his message.
    So we are in a good place. Those who do not like the transition will have to “lump it”.

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  • @Vincent

    Your observation is a good one but the influence of the political system is weighted differently?

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  • Mari

    You use to talk about the waste from the ships damaging the reefs – this was false.

    You , me, kammie and most of Barbados only found out about the damage done by the anchors AFTER the article was published in the news.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at 9:54 AM
    Politicians are only human. Before we elected them we knew their “short comings”. We took the chance hoping they will behave differently. We voted them in AND we can vote them out if we think there are better in the society. As I argued, our expectations may be too high. Are other politicians in the Caribbean and the world at large doing much better?. We can only work with the physical and intellectual resources at our disposal.

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  • RE You are a fan of Mark Morrison?
    RE Your observation is a good one but the influence of the political system is weighted differently?
    There is something to be said about bouncing back after suffering an adversity.

    FOR GOD’S SAKE, WHEN WILL YOU LEARN THE PROPER WORD ORDER IN ASKING A QUESTION IN ENGLISH?

    HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES.

    WOULD YOU SAY THAT THE USA IS BOUNCING BACK WELL FROM WHAT WAS PERCIEVED AS THE ADVERSITY OF DONALD TRUMP?

    CAN YOU CONCEIVE HOW IT WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE USA TO BOUNCE BACK FROM THE OBVIOUS ADVERSITY OF THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION WHICH IS RUN BY, ONLY GOD KNOW WHO?

    WOULD YOU SAY THAT BARBADOS IS BOUNCING BACK WELL FROM WHAT WAS THE OBVIOUS ADVERSITY OF THE LAST ADMINISTRATION LED BY FUMBLE STUART ET ALLITER?

    WOULD YOU SAY THAT MIA IS REALLY A SUPREME LEADER AS ONE LIKES TO OPINE IN HIS MORONIC MOUTHINGS HERE REGULARLY ON BU.

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  • @Vincent

    A true observation but does it change the expectations of citizens if mistakes are repeated or if problems are left unsolved? Bear in mind politicians are operating with collective responsibility i.e. as part of a ‘system’.

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  • IS IT NOT SO THAT IT IS MORE LIKELY THAT PERMANENT DAMAGE WILL OCCUR TO THE REEFS, AND TO THE CREATURES THAT LIVE THEREON, BY LEECHING OF CHEMICALS IN PESTICIDES THAN BY THE SHIPS ANCHORS?

    WHICH IS MORE LIKELY TO DAMAGE THE REEFS MORE: CONTINUAL BIOLOGICAL DAMAGE BY CHEMICALS OR CASUAL ONE OFF MECHANICAL DAMAGE BY ANCHORS.

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  • How long can a woman dress in white, and used the gift of the gab with hypocrisy and dictator style policies, time will tell. Karma, highlighted in the park showed you reap what you sow.

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  • FrankOctober 11, 2021 9:31 AM

    Why did you Angela Cox not spearhead a public campaign to save the reefs if you were aware of it?
    Or are you just a hypocrite too
    Xxxxxx
    What good would it have done if I did not have the support of the environmentalist on the island
    Given that their silence was all that could have been heard
    Having said the above my input against the Covid ships being docked is well known here on BU
    Xxxx
    The fact that u have chimmned into this issue to launched a broadside attack on my messages to comment about Kammie silence when the reefs were being destroyed is evident that you could not care anything about the reefs but rather vomit up your nonsense asking me “why ”
    Now u can join the Hypocrite list as well

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  • Absolute bullshit.
    Is KH the only environmentalist on the island.
    I was not aware of the damage until it reached the press. You claim you were.
    Shame on you for not pressing the issue. Shame. Have you no love of country, only love of party.
    Shame. Shame.

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  • “The politicians are merely a microcosm of the wider society. Should we not expect this in a modern,better educated and informed society. Our Education System has trained us to think critically. If what is being promoted is repugnant to common sense ,we need to mistrust the purveyor and his message.”

    People should place themselves in the middle between the two main parties of Government and Opposition using both sides to help and serve their own interests.

    Opposition parties will appear to be anti-Government but when in office they are the Government and Government has power that it uses against people and will always cover up it’s faults.

    The public interface with legacy systems of Courts, Hospitals, Police, public and social services departments and institutions, which have many faults and are answerable to Government and various regulatory bodies but most often are not held to account for low standards.

    Media makes mountains out of molehills and have political leanings but their bottom line is their profits and they not acting in people’s interests.

    Empowerment of the people is considered undesirable against the control of the masses.

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  • David

    Can we only have collective memory going back to Churchhill, for your authoritative sources but for some of us he represents a more checkered recall. Why do we continue to give everlasting life to a avowed racist.

    Substantively, Churchill presumes a universe where only elected dictatorship or monarchy or autocracy or communism or forms of slavery existed. Should we continue to limit ourselves to his narrow mental confines? And if his least best of the worst aint wukking, is it rational to continue to give it the same life afforded the racist Churchill.

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  • SAY THAT THIS ARTICLE IS FROM A RIGHT WING RAG ……BUT IS IT TRUE?
    ALREADY PRICES UP IN OUR LOCAL WALMARTS AND MANY BASICS ARE UNAVAILABLE
    IT SEEMS THE USA HAS THE GOVERNMENT IT DESERVES
    AS FOLK ARE BEING LAID OF BECAUSE OF UNWISE VACCINE MANDATES. THE FOOD DELIVERY CHAIN CONTINUES TO BE COMPROMISED

    MAY I SHARE A SECRET HERE?
    THE FOOD DELIVERY CHAIN WILL SOON BE SEEN IN BARBADOS TOO.
    WITH OUR CURRENT AVERSION TO AGRICULTURAL AND NO ADVISORS OF THE WISDOM SUCH AS JOHN SAINT
    WE WONT DIE FROM COVID…..BUT MANY WILL DIE FROM STARVATION

    https://republicandaily.com/2021/10/breaking-food-prices-hit-highest-level-in-a-decade/

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  • @Pacha

    Palaver aside do you agree with the statement?

    Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, that coda above was quite masterful (for all of us old enough to appreciate the allusion to the real bajan ‘Don’ and your also backhanded US “Don’ reference) … nice 😇🤣!

    And tell me good sir isn’t there ****so much information being shared”*** on ALL things that it contributes to data fatigue not only on cov19 but on the same Republic change-over, drug gang local problems … ad nauseum.

    It seems that we are in a place where the environment is perfect for rebellion frankly. An opposition can always put ‘licks’ in a government because all administration screw-up on key issues so that’s expected but to your VERY valid point where is the leadership to work with the administration to collectively corrall really difficult problems like this pandemic… ain’t going to happen.

    And by the way …. as @Vincent notes if de politicians come from within us and we were warned (repeatedly) that our current PM should not ascend to the top because of her deep personality flaws then why all this angst now.

    I would ask all a yah to reflect on the personality ‘flaws’ of Barrow, Tom, Arthur or Mottley that we have not seen time and time again …. we love these bigger than life personalities and then we does bad talk them just so…

    Aren’t we ‘schizophrenicly’ ridiculous.

    Just saying. I gone.

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  • @Dee Word

    It is true that pols come from among us but there is always an expectation that we encourage the best effort from public servants through robust process of holding them accountable. How do you get the best from your offspring, employee that your supervised etc?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ de Pedantic Dribbler at 11:16 AM

    Yes. They all have feet of clay. So we cannot have Lazarus without his sores.

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  • re How do you get the best from your offspring, employee that your supervised etc?
    THAT SIR, IS A VAST IMPROVEMENT WITH RESPECT TO WORD ORDER.

    RE where is the leadership to work with the administration to collectively corrall really difficult problems like this pandemic… ain’t going to happen. INDEED THERE IS NO LEADERSHIP IN BARBADOS IN THIS MATTER …….AND ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING CAME FROM THE FLAWED DR FALSY THE CDC THE FDA AND ALL THOSE CORRUPT FOLK WHO ARE ON THE TAKE FROM THE PHARMACOLOGY INDUSTRY

    IN ADDITION, THE MEDICAL ILLITERATES AND CUT AND PASTERS ON BU KNOW NOTHING AND CAN NOT GIVE ANY THING OF VALUE BECAUSE THEY ARE OUT OF THEIR LEAGUE

    there is always an expectation that we encourage the best effort from public servants through robust process of holding them accountable.

    WHEN I FIDDLED TEMPORARILY IN MANY DEPARTMENTS IN SUMMER JOBS IN THE EARLY 70’S THEY WERE DEVOTED CIVIL SERVANTS
    OVER TIME THESE FOLK HAVE DIED OR RETIRED OR DISPLACED BY THOSE OF SIMILAR ILK THAT POST ON BU
    SOME WERE REPACED OUT OF ENVY BY INFERIOR SUPERIORS
    MANY AS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT WENT UP THE LADDER BECAUSE OF PARTY AFFILIATIONS.

    I CANT BEAT BOWLING SUCH AS I AM WATCHING ON WILLOW BUT I CAN BEAT BOWLING ON BU CONSISTENTLY—AND ALL BY MY SELF WITH NO ASSOCIATES. LOL LOL LOL

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  • “What Kammie Holder describes is the quintessential personality of the benevolent dictator.”

    with mouth filled with slickness and DANGEROUS LIES……ya don’t even need medium intelligence for that…

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  • VINCENT
    RE Yes. They all have feet of clay. SO THEN THEY WILL ALL CRUMBLE SOON WHEN THE STONE CUT WITHOUT HANDS HIT THEM…UH LIE
    YOU MAY NOT KNOW BUT THIS PREDICTION IS SOON TO BE FULFILLED

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  • @Vincent, you are so right. However, your friends in academia and the intelligentsia seem complicit if we assign motive. The many carrots and distractions seem to go unnoticed by the masses grabbling at straws.

    A fella gets a pick on a board and it buy his silence at the expense of good governance. You can a contract to provide services so you will ignore wrong at the expense of an orderly society.

    Over invoicing is done to assure contracts are received, who cares for most doing it just to survive a friend told me.

    St George would get a sea before we get an independent Contractor General, Independent Security Service Commission and a Freedom Of Information Act.

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  • DRIBBLER, THE SAGE AND KNOWER ABOUT ALL THINGS

    RE @Vincent notes if de politicians come from within us and we were warned (repeatedly) that our current PM should not ascend to the top because of her deep personality flaws then why all this angst now.

    DUMMY WERE THE PEOPLE OF THE USA NOT WARNED AND REPEATEDLY SO, THAT THEIR CURRENT PRESIDENT should not ascend to the top because of HIS deep personality flaws AND HIS PENCHANT AND PROCLIVITY FOR FAILURE THROUGHOUT HIS CARREER. NOW YOU IS A MAN DAT KNOW ALL BOUT THESE THINGS.

    NOW I WOULD NOT CALL YOU A POUCH LICKER, AS I HAVE BEEN CALLED HERE, BUT WERE YOU NOT ONE WHO FELT THAT A KNOWN PAEDIOPHILE AND FAILURE WOULD BE BETTER THAN A PUSSY GRABBER? HOW IS IT THAT NOW, YOU AND THOSE OF YOUR DEBASED ILK ARE UNABLE TO EVEN TRY TO DEFEND THE INDEFENSABLE. SHOULD NOT BE STICKING TO YOUR GUNS VOCIFEROUSLY? EH?

    CAN ANYONE HELP HIM WITH AN APPROPRIATE COHERENT SIMPLE RESPONSE?

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  • KAMMIE
    YOU BETTER KEEP QUIET YUH BEFORE YOU GET WAS IN CUSS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM BY THE BU MORONS.
    DONT MIND ME. I ACCUSTOMED TO UM

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  • Apologies wrong thread

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  • Kammie HolderOctober 11, 2021 8:22 AM

    @David, it’s not about preaching it’s more about the unpalatable truth which is fastly becoming extinct in Barbados. It seems too many are compromised into silence or have become self-serving
    Ccccccc
    An excellent observation but wouldn’t u say that comment also fits u like a glove at a time when the reefs were being destroyed by the COVID infected ships and your voice was silence
    It is amazing how you can find a floating sound board to preach about silence

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  • (~~)
    Mia Mottley was one of the best Opposition Leaders Barbados have ever had. Her emotional intelligence and social intelligence are off the chart.
    (~
    ~)

    What de rh bad word I duz be hearing doh!
    Duh seh dat to far east is west, so I guess, Freundel Stuart would gaw be one of the best Prime Ministers Barbados ever had.
    I now here wondering how he was able to survive the onslaught of such brilliance and intelligence.

    Unless…

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  • KAMMIE Holder @David

    PS: Please do not refer to me as a social activist I am just a Barbadian who hates deceit and believes in sustainable long-term goals for Barbados, inclusive of key stakeholders and not just acolytes and elites

    Xxxxc.
    Did u say that with a straight face
    I submit on that score u are a Liar
    You vehemently opposed the WTE plant on a cause of concern about the environment
    Then what was your purpose when being involved with so much vitriol .
    If not wanted to call a social activist on this and other issues
    Why place yourself as a vanguard spokesperson enough so to generate social as well as political support when the WTE issue was targeted on political platforms
    Weren’t u not up front and centre in the call for not having the plant built
    Yuh know sometimes ignorance can be a blessings
    Today the issues of the reefs brings to the forefront of your hypocrisy
    No u placed on the table a card which will allow you to separate yourself from social activities
    During the time of the WTE you never disputed or shy away from being called a social activist
    Another reason for u to be called a hypocrite

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  • RE Freundel Stuart would gaw be one of the best Prime Ministers Barbados ever had.
    THE DIAGNOSIS HERE IS DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
    RE I now here wondering how he was able to survive the onslaught of such brilliance and intelligence.
    VERY EASYILY SIR. HE IS BRAIN DEAD. NO FUNCTIONING UPPER OR LOWER MOTOR NEURONES DESCENDING FROM HIS BRAIN
    Q E D

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  • 11, 2021 9:55 AM

    Mari

    You use to talk about the waste from the ships damaging the reefs – this was false.

    You , me, kammie and most of Barbados only found out about the damage done by the anchors AFTER the article was published in the news.
    Cxxcccc
    More baffled bull s.hit
    Is that an excuse to cover for Kammie
    That is the worst of the very worst excuse ever
    Xccccc
    Kammie claim to know about the environment
    Pray tell how his knowledge of the environment would be exclusive of the protection of the reefs
    Issues such as these are highlighted and presented to enviromental groups daily as precautions and attempted preparedness and readiness icase govt set out on destructive policies
    So don’t come here trying to explain Kammie wouldn’t have known that damage to the reefs would not have occurred after the ships docked for long periods…bull. sh.it Baloney
    I can guarantee that he would have received such literature over the years he had campaigned against things that affect the environment as a member of enviromental groups

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  • listening to down to brasstacks right now.

    A caller said the words ” SNAP ELECTION ”

    waiting for the political wrasse meetings to start.lol

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  • Doctor,
    I am now thinking that if our best and brightest were misled by a walking dead for 5+ years, what else are they missing?
    Are we in a different train on the same track?

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  • @Angela Cox, glad to see you are still punching above your weight which is admirable.

    Will respond to you when I am not busy with HPAs.

    Be safe and do not forget to get vaccinated against the flu and Covid19. Stay safe!

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  • RAW BAKE, I LIKE YOUR NAME
    REMINDS WE OF TWO BOYS SURNAMED CALLENDER FROM THE ST LAWRENCE AREA WHO SANG WITH ME IN ST LAWRENCE CHURCH CHOIR IN THE LATE 50’S. THEY ACQUIRED THE NICK NAME BAKED FOWL OR BAKIE ONE AND BAKIE TWO, BECAUSE IT IS ALLEGED THAT THE OLDER OF THE TWO TOOK SOME BAKED FOWL TO SCHOOL FOR LUNCH ON HIS VERY FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL AT BFS.

    RE I am now thinking that if our best and brightest were misled by a walking dead for 5+ years, what else are they missing?

    I AM SURE THAT YOU CAN PERCEIVE THAT WE ARE MISSSING EVEN MUCH MORE TODAY SIR. THE OLDER WE GET, WE SEEM TO LEARN THAT THERE IS SO MUCH THAT IS SINISTER ALL AROUND US THAT WE DID NOT PERCIEVE BEFORE BECAUSE WE WERE NAIVE IN OUR HONESTY.

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  • angela cox October 11, 2021 12:53 PM #: “You vehemently opposed the WTE plant on a cause of concern about the environment.”

    @ angela cox

    My friend, so, what’s the problem? I’m sure contributors to BU remember when “you vehemently SUPPORTED the WTE plant,” while labeling those who presented a different/alternative perspective as being politically motivated.

    During that time, good governance were two words not to be found in your vocabulary. You purposely overlooked transparency, accountability and lack of of communication.

    Not only that, you also SUPPORTED and DEFENDED Verla DePeiza and Maxine McClean when they said David BU should be CHARGED with TREASON after he EXPOSED former Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart was WITHHOLDING the TRUTH regarding his knowledge of the CAHILL scam……. by presenting documents to this forum, bearing Stuart’s signature next to that of Cahill Energy CEO, Clare Cowan.

    And, according to you, ‘the truth like milk does not sour.

    So, extra, extra………….. read all about it here……

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2016/04/28/final-nail-in-cahill-energy-project/comment-page-1/#comments

    Your HYPOCRISY and CREDIBILITY will ALWAYS REMAIN UNDER SCRUTINY.

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  • Cheese on Bread, dah brings tears to my eyes and smile to my face.
    Like Holding vs Boycott. 🙂

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  • DID YOU SEE THAT OVER LIVE IN 1981 RAWBAKE?
    I DID FROM MY SEAT IN THE CHANELLOR STAND IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE WICKET

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  • No sir, could only listen on the radio, but thanks to Youtube, I can relive the glory days of WI cricket.

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  • David 11:04

    Of course not. For democracy is essentially about the equitable distribution of economy. Where does this happen?

    Democracy cannot coexist with capitalism.

    What Churchill was talking about was a political system where voting happens once every five years for the masses while the economic elites get to vote everyday.

    Churchill’s statement was political not factual, scientific or true. And he knew that well. How is it then possible to characterize Barbados and much of the rest of the world as democracies?

    Where is the demos which the Greeks are said to have spoken about. We’ve seen a democracy in our dreams. This is not it

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  • Artax @ac

    Not only that, you also SUPPORTED and DEFENDED Verla DePeiza and Maxine McClean when they said David BU should be CHARGED with TREASON after he EXPOSED former Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart was WITHHOLDING the TRUTH regarding his knowledge of the CAHILL scam……. by presenting documents to this forum, bearing Stuart’s signature next to that of Cahill Energy CEO, Clare Cowan
    Xxxxxxx.
    Your claim dismissed
    Has no merit
    U are comparing apples 🍎 with grapefruits

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  • Mari

    Why did you never talk about the ship anchors would have damage the reef
    All you used to talk about was the sewage from the ships.

    Truth is, most of us ( including u) were unaware that the ships had dropped anchors until the damage report was made public

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  • angela cox October 11, 2021 4:13 PM

    Nah, my friend.

    NEVER made a “claim.” So, it CANNOT be “dismissed.” What I did was to state a FACT, which, if you were to read your contributions, has “MERIT.”

    You ‘said’ on a cause of concern about the environment. [October 11, 2021 12:53 PM]

    I simply REMINDED you that, while “Mr. Holder VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED the WTE plant”……….. you VEHEMENTLY SUPPORTED the plant and EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED with it……… form the lack of transparency, accountability, communication, lies former PM Stuart told……. to defending DePeiza and McClean saying who released the documents should be charged with treason.

    And, at that time, you sought to……..

    …….. justify CAHILL by comparing it with something called 3RS
    …….. compare the CAHILL documents on BU, with ‘Assange and wiki leaks’

    That, my friend, does NOT have MERIT, because “U were comparing apples 🍎 with grapefruits.”

    It CANNOT be DISMISSED as well……….. remember, I provided the BU link where your contribution can be found.

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  • angela cox October 11, 2021 4:13 PM

    While reading your April 30, 2016 7:23 AM, April 30, 2016 2:01 PM, April 30, 2016 2:57 PM, April 30, 2016 7:56 PM, April 30, 2016 8:06 PM and May 1, 2016 6:58 AM contributions to that particular blog, which were DEDICATED to your opinion that, “Whoever leaked govt documents would have been in jail”…………….

    ………………… what really DISGUST, ANGERED and SADDENED me at the same time, was the fact that YOU, angela cox, were in this forum REJOICING, when a ‘DLP foot soldier,’ ‘Douglas,’ LEAKED CORRESPONDENCE from former Transport Board employee Lisa Marshall’s PERSONAL FILE……… to BU, to imply she stole money……………

    …………….. simply because she wanted to know when her severance payment would have been paid.

    Fortunately, I regained my COMPOSURE when I read comments in which you had the mitigated gall to mention about good governance, transparency and accountability.

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  • Artax @ ac
    Fortunately, I regained my COMPOSURE when I read comments in which you had the mitigated gall to mention about good governance, transparency and accountability.
    Xxxxxx
    Send that comment to Mia

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  • John2October 11, 2021 4:18 PM

    Mari

    Why did you never talk about the ship anchors would have damage the reef
    All you used to talk about was the sewage from the ships.

    Truth is, most of us ( including u) were unaware that the ships had dropped anchors until the damage report was made public
    Xxxxxxx
    Truth is u still trying to cover for KAMMIE
    The fact is Kammie Holder kept mouth shut while the reefs was being destroyed

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  • This Idi Amin cartoon probably better expresses what has happened in most of the colonies of the former British Empire.

    http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M2010.95.50

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  • Mercy, mercy me! The archives wukking again today.

    Yardbird flu! DEADLY!

    Did Verla and Maxine really call it treason?

    How utterly stupid! That is not what treason is at all!

    I am disappointed in Maxine. Having grown up with Wendell, she should be better than that.

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  • @Angela Cox, eat your heart out give me a strong energetic leader in Mia rather than a giant who sleeps. My admiration does not stop me from vociferously criticizing her government policies or shortcomings. Again, I say strong leaders like Mia must be kept in check as those she lead will always be intimidated into submission.

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  • Kammie HolderOctober 11, 2021 7:40 PM

    @Angela Cox, eat your heart out give me a strong energetic leader in Mia rather than a giant who sleeps. My admiration does not stop me from vociferously criticizing her government policies or shortcomings. Again, I say strong leaders like Mia must be kept in check as those she lead will always be intimidated into submission
    Xccc
    Yuh mean this is your response to.my question as to where was your voice when govt gave permission to the cruise industry to destroy Barbados precious reefs
    Yuh know my interest is not In whether u vote for any leader
    My interest lies in the fact of the stillness of your voice when the reefs were being destroyed
    I.also pointed you in a direction when your voice was loud and clear in defending the environment from a WYE plant
    Maybe I am wrong in believing the politics of the day was the driving force behind your vitriol then
    Then again I might be right seeing how easy it was for you to close eyes when the reefs were being destroyed
    As the old saying goes the dog licks who the dog likes which may indeed.was the case which brought about the fate of the reefs with your silence

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  • Well i did warn Monsieur Macron that the ladies have a thing for him. This is the intellectial self-CONFIDENCE our young African people in the Caribbean and across the diaspora should be showing.Young Africans have opened that door.

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  • I REPEAT with correction:

    This is the INTELLECTUAL SELF-CONFIDENCE our young African people in the Caribbean and across the diaspora should be showing. Young Africans have opened that door.

    whether directed to world leaders or the fraudulent little negro pretenders occupying colonial slave parliaments…..no sugar coating.

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  • Push for speedy justice

    CHIEF JUSTICE SIR PATTERSON CHELTENHAM has described the delays and backlogs in the court system as a curse and an affront to justice.
    Yesterday during the inaugural virtual launch of the legal year 2021/2022, he outlined a number of initiatives which he said would streamline the court process.
    After pointing out the myriad possible problems associated with the bail system in an “inordinately slow system”, such as compromised witnesses and innocent people being incarcerated for years, Sir Patterson spoke about a new directive for the Superintendent of Prisons.
    ‘Intolerable burdens’
    “These are intolerable burdens. In conjunction with the criminal division, the following initiatives are being implemented. With immediate effect . . . the Superintendent of Prisons will be required to provide . . . a full report on the status of on-remand prisoners every three months. This is designed to address the troubling and unsettling concerns that result from persons being incarcerated for long periods with no known likelihood of a trial date within a reasonable time as contemplated by our Constitution.
    “[Also], there will be priority given to the several persons on remand for murder, firearm offences and sexual offences. Delays [with these cases] have sparked a new genre of rights litigation which is burdensome to the system. However, with necessary administrative adjustments, these deficiencies can and must be addressed,” he said.
    In addition, Sir Patterson said there would soon be principles outlined to govern sentencing guidelines for drugs and firearms, and the public would soon be invited to weigh in on draft guidelines for sentencings pertaining to theft, robbery and sexual offences.
    On the topic of backlogs, the Chief Justice said the legal system was overburdened with surplus cases, with some “inexplicably” in limbo for years, adding it was time for lengthy written judgements for every case to become a thing of the past.
    “The system is overburdened with a surfeit of cases. However efficient a docket is managed, there will always be issues of delay and backlog by virtue of sheer numbers.
    “There must be an emphasis by judges on shorter written judgements. Judges must give oral judgements where the circumstances permit, and lawyers and litigants must bring themselves to accept this method of delivery. No litigant can realistically expect a judge to give a written decision in all matters. It is simply impossible and constitutes a dangerous burden on the judiciary,” he said, adding lawyers also had to realise repeated requests for adjournments should represent an unavoidable last resort.
    Dormant appeals
    He said they had discovered approximately 70 dormant appeals, comprising 60 civil matters and ten criminal. He added that at least ten of the 60 civil matters had been discontinued and about half of the remaining 50 had been actively case managed or completed.
    He also said he was waiting on a final report of the High Court backlog reduction analysis which would be presented this week.
    Sir Patterson said technology would be vital in speeding up the court process. In that regard, he said the new case management system Apex Curia, launched last month, would make it easier for personnel in the Court of Appeal to actively monitor matters as soon as they were filed, saying that court currently had a 30 per cent clearance rate.
    In addition, he said the court website was being rebuilt and repurposed, and a court case management system would be introduced in the magistrates’ court.
    “The magistrates’ court has traditionally been the forgotten relative but this new initiative will see us computerising the processes in the magistrates’ court, providing real time data and linking all of the courts across a ready and active platform,” he said.
    The Chief Justice also announced that the days are numbered for women having to line up waiting for maintenance monies, as a new system will see them receiving the cash via automatic teller machines.
    (CA)

    Source: Nation

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  • Impressive indeed! No bullshitting from the young people.

    Macron took it well. Did not look uncomfortable.

    It is easier coming from the young people.

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  • “No litigant can realistically expect a judge to give a written decision in all matters. It is simply impossible and constitutes a dangerous burden on the judiciary,” he said

    excuses excuses…no one writes decisions anymore…THEY ARE TYPED…so what do they do with the computers sitting on their desks…they are not only for accessing social media to see who is talking about them….type the damn decisions, use ya damn recorded version of the case so assistants/court clerks CAN SPEEDILY TRANSCRIBE THEM…oh and train them on how to transcribe, court assistants should already be proficient in such activities.

    “On the topic of backlogs, the Chief Justice said the legal system was overburdened with surplus cases, with some “inexplicably” in limbo for years, adding it was time for lengthy written judgements for every case to become a thing of the past.”

    inexplicably?..so what’s so inexplicable about LAZY JUDGES and tactic delaying LAWYERS not doing their jobs for one reason or another…

    “He said they had discovered approximately 70 dormant appeals, comprising 60 civil matters and ten criminal”

    wonder how they got so many..

    “Sir Patterson said technology would be vital in speeding up the court process.”

    ya have had TECHNOLOGY FOR OVER 20 YEARS…

    “days are numbered for women having to line up waiting for maintenance monies, as a new system will see them receiving the cash via automatic teller machines.”

    hopefully ya court officers DON’T STILL DEVELOP ANOTHER WAY TO TIEF CHILDREN’S MAINTANENCE MONEY..

    christ..this is exhausting, i was tempted to praise him for the first part of the article, but hten we have heard that song so many times before, then the second half completely turned me off….hope to see results so he can actually EARN THAT PRAISE..

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  • What is quite evident is that my good school boy friend is as incompetent and ineffective as all those who have gone before him.He is just part of a failed state.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, your reference to the CJ’s inaugural ‘state of affairs’ is one of those ‘awesome’ (with polite applause noise effects) presentation: lots of artful oratory, lovely plans that has been heard over and over and when dissected seems like total doo-doo.

    Steeupse… the former CJ made similar ‘awesome plans and before him CJs Simmons and Williams directed much energy to modernize the courts … couple all that with the recent directives from this admin re penalties for judicial delays and we can only pray and hope that THIS time there is massive improvements…. SMH in doubt!

    I was a tad ‘amused’ tho (fully understand why the legal blogger used that cynical moniker) with the remarks: “With immediate effect . . . the Superintendent of Prisons will be required to provide a full report on the status of on-remand prisoners every three months. This is designed to address the troubling and unsettling concerns that result from persons being incarcerated for long periods with no known likelihood of a trial date within a reasonable time as contemplated by our Constitution.”

    I perceived that the office of the DPP/police prosecutors are the ones responsible for the “troubling and unsettling concerns” of trial delays. … and thus should be the ones forced to provide meaningful updates but the fellas at Dodds are easier to ‘bully’ I also further perceive! 😇

    And what does one make really of the innocuous but truly incomprehensible sounding: “Judges must give oral judgements where the circumstances permit, and lawyers and litigants must bring themselves to accept this method of delivery. No litigant can realistically expect a judge to give a written decision in all matters.”

    That’s a puzzle in an enigma encryption … utterly incomprehensible to me.
    Doesn’t a judicial officer, arbitrator etc HAVE to complete research and give reasons for ALL judgements thus a final WRITTEN record is NEEDED.

    Whether it’s given orally originally or not the judgement must be PREPARED so this matter of a final written product is a whimsical non-point…. as of course a stenographer can easily transcribe for written record.

    So is he advocating skimpy, nonresearched judgements speedily done …. that’s ridiculous right!

    Ah well, already we can see this looks like another smoke and mirrors sweet talk inauguration … signifying little down the road!

    Lata.

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  • @Dee Word

    Could not have offered any more of an insightful critique.

    #dejavu

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  • @ gp October 12, 2021 8:08 AM
    (Quote):
    What is quite evident is that my good school boy friend is as incompetent and ineffective as all those who have gone before him.He is just part of a failed state.
    (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It would be even more interesting if your still colonial-minded school mate continues to be addressed as Sir “PC” after Barbados becomes a fully-fledged republic on November 30.

    If that mimicry of colonialism continues, what a full bunch of ripe bananas the leaders of the country will appear to be!

    Wouldn’t ‘Your Hono(u)r ‘ be sufficient for the pending republic in which every man is a ‘Sir’ and woman a ‘Dame’?

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  • If they were even capable of understaniding the SPECTACLE they make of themselves, they would just STOP and do what’s necessary to FIX ALL THEIR INCOMPETENCE per their job descriptions and the TAXPAYER’S MONEY THEY SUCK UP EVERY MONTH…

    they do this deliberately to WEAR PEOPLE OUT…just as they have done to their victimized clients for decades…totally IGNORING THAT THIS IS A DIFFERENT GOING DOWN..

    .if they could just see past those FAKE ASS COLONIAL TITLES…they would see the example now SET in how the population has completely TURNED AWAY FROM THE TOXIC GOVERNMENT…

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  • Nuh lotta long talk!

    A crap bag o’ excuses from the CJ!

    Comprehensively flushed by DPD.

    I doubt it is incompetence though. More likely too palsy walsy with the culprits.

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    DonnaOctober 12, 2021 10:26 AM

    Nuh lotta long talk! A crap bag o’ excuses from the CJ! Comprehensively flushed by DPD. I doubt it is incompetence though. More likely too palsy walsy with the culprits.

    iNDEED DONAA INDEED
    YUH BAD BEHAVED……BUT YUH GOT A BRAIN THAT FUNCTIOS STILL, AND YUH GOT THE GUTS TO GO AGAINST THE GRAIN. WHEN YUH FEEL LIKE IT

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  • RE If that mimicry of colonialism continues, what a full bunch of ripe bananas the leaders of the country will appear to be!
    BUT MILLER DEM ARE ALREADY a full bunch of ripe bananas the leaders of the country
    THEY ARE NOT APPEARING TO BE ANYTHING——-THEY NOT ACTING—– REALISTICALLY THEY ARE —-THEY ARE ALREADY

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  • RE DavidOctober 12, 2021 9:06 AM

    @Dee Word Could not have offered any more of an insightful critique.
    OF COURSE YOU CANT—–YOU ARE INCAPABLE
    WHAT YOUR WANNABEE WOULD BE …BUT NON INTELLECTUAL OPINES IN A LONG COMPASS WAS PRESENTED BRIEFLY AND SUMMARILY BY A REAL INTELECTUAL IN MUCH FEWER WORDS THUS ======>>

    What is quite evident is that my good school boy friend is as incompetent and ineffective as all those who have gone before him. He is just part of a failed state.

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  • RE That’s a puzzle in an enigma encryption … utterly incomprehensible to me.
    YOU MAKE THAT SOUND AS IF YOU CAN COMPREHEND ANYTHING—–DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND THE WORDS YOU USE?
    DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE A WIDER VOCABULARY THAN THE LATIN SCHOLARS ON BU WHO CAN USE SIMPLE ENGLISH—
    AND DO SO WELL?

    RE So is he advocating skimpy, nonresearched judgements speedily done ….
    DID HE SAY THAT? WHERE? WHEN?

    that’s ridiculous right! NO DEE WORD YOU ARE.
    BECAUSE PAT CHELTENHAM’S BRAIN EVEN WHILE IN HIS DEAD BODY WHEN IT WILL REPOSE IN ST PATRICK’S CHURCH YARD WILL EVEN THEN BE CEREBRATING BETTER THAN YOURS WILL EVER BE

    RE And what does one make really of the innocuous but truly incomprehensible sounding: “Judges must give oral judgements where the circumstances permit, and lawyers and litigants must bring themselves to accept this method of delivery. No litigant can realistically expect a judge to give a written decision in all matters.”

    IT IS OBVIOUSLY INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO THOSE OF YOUR ILK
    “Judges must give oral judgements where the circumstances permit, MAKES SENSE DRS DO SUCH ON WARD ROUNDS DAILY ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
    THE KEY WORDS IN THAT SENTENCE IS………. where the circumstances permit. DUMMY

    No litigant can realistically expect a judge to give a written decision in all matters.” WHY NOT? AGAIN THE KEY WORDS ARE “ALL MATTERS””DUMMY
    IF THE JUDGE KNOWS THE LAW AND UNDERSTANDS THE SITUATION HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DELIBERAATE AND ADJUDICATE IN SOME MATTERS……..OR IN MANY MATTERS.

    HERE IS A PRIZE DUMMY WITH A VERY WITHERED PEA SIZED BRAIN SEEKING TO CASTIGATE THE WORDS OF ONE OF OUR BEST. MINDS . HILARIOUS
    LETS HAVE SOME SERIOUS BALANCE AND REASONING HERE

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  • @ David October 12, 2021 9:06 AM

    Kudos to you, Dear Blogmaster David!

    Heard that one of your favourite contributors Walter Blackman, was ‘Bigging-up’ BU on the radio.
    BU more than likely also has a big following in the Bajan Diaspora.

    Guess you can argue BU has taken its rightful place as the genuine Bajan ‘Advocate’ in cyberspace by living up to its motto.

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  • Thanks Miller, missed a lot of the program. A reminder BU is defined by you and all others frequenting the virtual rumshop.

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  • RE BU is defined by you and all others frequenting the virtual rumshop.
    YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN

    RE BU more than likely also has a big following in the Bajan Diaspora.

    Guess you can argue BU has taken its rightful place as the genuine Bajan ‘Advocate’ in cyberspace by living up to its motto.

    MILLER PLEASE KINDLY TELL US HOW YOU PERCEIVE THIS SIR
    JUST ASKING

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  • After 23 years in court, my understanding is that a written judgement must exist to permit an appeal.

    Pretty sure the right of appeal is a constitutional right.

    If a judge denies that right to a litigant the AG is open to a constitutional motion and damages can be assessed against the state.

    It is impossible to appeal an oral judgment unless there is a transcript or some sort of recording.

    I guess Zoom should be able to record the hearing and a written judgment avoided.

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  • DavidOctober 12, 2021 1:52 PM

    Thanks Miller, missed a lot of the program. A reminder BU is defined by you and all others frequenting the virtual rumshop.

    Xxcccc
    Ghee Wizz
    Walter never once mentioned BU
    How is that for bad training
    He took off like a rocket using his separation booster in a timely manner

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @angela cox October 12, 2021 10:47 PM

    He did not only mention BU but also stated the strength of BU and whether he realized it or not, also said why it will form a larger part of future discourse in the country.

    I can see he will bring possibly bring some sensibility back to the debate and have the yardfowls running or stepping carefully when he has his feet properly wet and is let off his leash.

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  • Imagine that! After the hiding Walter got on BU too!

    Loose canon style!

    Some people get caught up in their own hype until they get outta hand.

    Is Walter on Brasstacks now? If so, I will listen again. I have not done so for years.

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  • BREAKING ?

    In a rare break from the party line, a senior backbench MP on Tuesday accused the Barbados Labour Party and the Mottley administration of an apparently hypocritical “condonation of corruption” for which it had previously blasted its predecessors in Government.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/13/backbench-mp-delivers-stinging-rebuke-of-blp/

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  • INSWINGING YORKER.

    PAYNE is a pain in the BLP butt. Give him a ministry and shut him up.

    ” Referring to the appointment of former DLP Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to the Jobs and Investment Council back in April 2020, Payne questioned the rationale behind hiring the DLP member to such an important financial committee. If the accusations made against him were false, he said, an apology to Sinckler and the Barbadians public should be forthcoming.”

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  • @Hants

    Payne is speaking from the POV of many years in Parliament with his pension secured and the humiliating experience of being fired from a 27-man cabinet in a 30 seat Gov’t. He has been freed from the constraints of having to toe the company line, what does he have to lose?

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  • @ Sargeant,

    Seems the PM does not like to be critized. She seems to be rattled.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/13/pm-tackles-partisan-critics-of-covid-19-safe-zones/

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  • more dissenting opinions.

    ” Furthermore, independent virologist Dr Brendan Larder described suggestions that vaccination would reduce the likelihood of contracting and spreading COVID-19 from Prime Minister Mia Mottley as a “serious scientific error”.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/10/13/bamp-in-plea-for-more-social-restrictions/

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  • The man is just looking to settle scores. The truth is just a convenient weapon right now.

    See how he puts it down again if handed something more useful to him personally!

    I did not hear of any recent visit to Damascus.

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  • NON CUT AND PASTER

    re more dissenting opinions.
    HOW IS THIS OPINION DISSENTING
    THE MAN IS A TRAINED VIROLOGIST——-HJE AINT NUH BU CUT AND PASTER.
    HE HAS ONLY TELL YOU WHAT ANOTHER TRAINED DOCTOR HAS BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG. UH LIE?
    Dr Larder identified a “serious scientific error” in Mottley’s suggestion that those who are vaccinated are less likely to contract and spread COVID-19.

    “The scientific research for Delta infections says the opposite,” said Dr Larder, a virologist based in the United Kingdom. In fact, on average, vaccinated persons infected with the Delta variant have very similar high levels of highly infectious virus in their nose & throat as unvaccinated persons.

    “So basically, vaccination cannot be used as a tool to prevent infections and prevent the spread of the Delta variant. The suggestion that it can is plainly wrong and misleading. The main purpose of vaccination is to protect a person from severe disease and death by suppressing infection in the lungs,” he added.

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  • ““The scientific research for Delta infections says the opposite,” said Dr Larder, a virologist based in the United Kingdom. In fact, on average, vaccinated persons infected with the Delta variant have very similar high levels of highly infectious virus in their nose & throat as unvaccinated persons.”

    Alpha, beta, gamma, and delta variants are of concern current vaccines are good at protecting against alpha and beta but still provide some protection against delta

    So to conclude vaccines are much better for you and the community than a kick in the balls

    I would have made a good doctor as I am good with people and I have healing properties

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Donna and all re “The man is just looking to settle scores. The truth is just a convenient weapon right now.

    Yep that’s about right. I also laughed like a crazy man this morn when I read … “Earlier in his contribution, Payne, the longest-serving Member of Parliament in the Chamber, having been there since 1991, said he would not be part of any administration that condoned corruption.”

    It’s good to be a wealthy law firm founding managing partner and pensionable MP … one can speak with great eloquence signifying diddly-sguat and don’t give a damn!

    To the esteemed intellectual @John … it took you “23 years in court” to understand “that a written judgement must exist to permit an appeal.”

    Much respect den.

    I know a few folks who spent just one semester in a course wid the former Judge Inniss ( and I would expect ANY student in a law 101 course) who would Trump your 23 year-long ‘understanding’!

    Just saying 😇🤦🏾‍♂️

    “Pretty sure the right of appeal is a constitutional right.”

    Well of course unless it’s some pre agreed arbitration. matter with a binding final decision … and even then sharp eagles may find some wiggle free room.

    “It is impossible to appeal an oral judgment unless there is a transcript or some sort of recording.”

    Well, that’s the entire argument: there MUST be a recording (read transcript) for review purposes.

    Thus the CJ’s remark about ‘oral’ decision was basically a nonsense of a practical point … it MUST still be prepared and made available for transcription.

    Anyhow glad that your 23 year ‘legal apprenticeship’ gave you such awesome, excellent deductive reasoning.

    Anyhow enough facetious palaver for the day.

    I gone

    Peace.

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  • @ BALLAAM’S ASS DE PREDICTABLE BULLSHITTING DRIBBLER

    RE Thus the CJ’s remark about ‘oral’ decision was basically a nonsense of a practical point …

    HERE IS AN UNLEARNED PIECE OF SCUM SEEKING TO CONTRADICT THE CJ—A MAN WHO IS AN OUTSTANDING LAWYER OVER MANY YEARS, AND A MAN WITH PEDIGREE

    WHERE HAS THIS JACKASS BALAAM PRACTICED LAW? WHERE DID HE GET HIS LEGAL DEGREES AND TRAINING? HOW MANY TIMES HAS HE STOOD BEFORE A JUDGE AND ARGUED CASES IN COURT?

    HE HAS REPEATEDLY COME CHALLENGING A DOCTOR TOO? BUT WHERE DID HE STUDY THE BASIC SCIENCES? WHERE DID HE DO HIS CLINICAL TRAINING? HOW MANY PATIENTS HAS HE SEEN.

    HERE IS A CEREBRAL RUNT AND LOATHSOME PEEP SQUEAK WHO HAS COME HERE SEEKING TO CHALLENGE THE LOGIC OF SCHOLARS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT.

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  • DUMMY DRIBBLER
    RE It’s good to be a wealthy law firm founding managing partner and pensionable MP … one can speak with great eloquence signifying diddly-sguat and don’t give a damn!

    LAWD IF YOU WHO ARE NOT WEALTHY AND JUST A WANT TO BE WID YOUR BIG WORDS CAN TRY TO SPEAK WITH BIG WORDS AND CHALLENGE MEN WHO ARE SUPERIOR TO YOU INTELLECTUALLY, WHY CANT THIS MAN SPEAK OUT?. IS HE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH? IF A JACKASS IS ALLOWED TO BRAY FREELY ABOUT THINGS ABOUT WHICH HE KNOWS NAUGHT, WHY CANT A MA TALK ABOUT WHAT HE KNOWS.

    AT LEAST HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. HE IS NOT SPEAKING OF UNREALITIES OUT OF HIS EXPERTISE OR TRAINING
    MAN YOU MASHED THE CREASE, AND YOU KEEP DOING SO.
    watch now as your buddy seeks to come to your aid

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Doc, a hearty good morn to u I figured u would be roused with a remark to ur sparring partner 🤣🤣😇

    You know why doctors don’t acknowledge their mistakes right: they does BURY dem.

    Happy digging bro … u’ll unearth some ‘gold’ soon enough!😀🤦🏾‍♂️

    Gone again.

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  • DRIBBLES
    YOU KNOW YOU ARE MY GOOD FRIEND——–dont mind dat you is an idiot
    NOW I KNOW YOU IS AN EXPERT PUN POLITICS –at least dat is wuh yuh did tellin me fuh years
    SO HELP ME OUT HEY MAN
    WUH YOU TINK?
    YOU TINK THAT PRESIDENT PAEDIOPLHILE APPROVAL IN HIS BOOTS BECAUSE HE DOING BARE SHIT AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER, OR UM IS BECAUSE HE CAHN GET THE PEOPLE TO TEK THE VACCINE? WHICH?
    YOU IS A BAJAN LIKE WE HEY
    AND YOU KNOW WE DOES SAY THAT GOD DONT LIKE UGLY RIGHT?
    YOU TINK DAT GOD LIKE UM WHEN PEOPLE TIEF ELECTIONS AND WEN DUH GET IN DEY CAN RUN DE COUNTRY?
    wuh happen why yuh cahn answer
    are yuh sitting pun yuh mout or do you got on three or four masks and cant talk?

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  • You know why doctors don’t acknowledge their mistakes right: they does BURY dem.

    i have heard dat too
    but when I practiced I was a doctor…….not an undertaker moron OK and i had the common sense to refer anything dat I thought was going to hurt my head I USE TO SEND THEM TO THE REAL SPECIALISTS. I AINT NO IDIOT LOL
    i used to do some coroner work doh and i even thought to go study some forensic pathology but I change muh mind

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