“Barbados: Feel Free” Tourism Slogan Gets Support

Submitted by Peter Lawrence Thompson

DLP Tourism spokesman Richard Sealy is mistaken. He leaked the report from the Hilary Beckles led committee to come up with a new tourism slogan in the hope of embarrassing the Government; however the committee has actually done an amazingly good job.

See Link to Nation newspaper storySealy: Slogan an embarrassment

I actually feel that I owe Professor Beckles and his committee an apology because I stated publicly that they were not up to the job, having little relevant expertise among the unwieldy membership of 18. Sorry Dr. Beckles.

They came up with three alternatives; “It’s A Bajan Thing”; “ Live Like A Bajan” and “Barbados: Feel Free”. This reminds me of the oldest consultants’ trick in the book: make three suggestions of which two are so obviously garbage that the client has no choice but to select the third.

The third suggestion, “Barbados: Feel Free” is a better tourism slogan than any we have ever had in the past. In fact, it is one of the best I have ever encountered globally. Let me explain.

A slogan needs to follow the the guidelines below and be:

  • Brief
  • Memorable
  • Allusive (because it needs to mean subtly different things to different segments of your audience)
  • An appeal to emotion (because buying decisions are all made with the emotions and then rationalised intellectually afterwards)
  • A call to action

If you doubt me just take a look at the most successful marketing slogans of our lifetime:

  • Nike – Just Do It.
  • Apple – Think Different.
  • Wendy’s – Where’s the Beef?
  • Coca-Cola – Open Happiness.

Each one follows the guidelines that I pointed out.

“Barbados: Feel Free” is better than any tourism slogan that we have ever had. “Feel Free” is an explicit invitation to drop by for a visit, and it is the sort of relaxed invitation you extend to social equals: to family or close friends. The feeling of freedom appeals to every psychographics and demographic because everyone invests it with what feels like freedom to them. It can appeal to locals as well as visitors because that feeling of freedom is aspirational for every human being.

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  • COOL
    GOVT BARROWS 120MILLION
    COOL GOVT RELAXING CURFEW PORTOCOLS
    COOL

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  • Only a determined much bigger asshole could expect to fool people that he meant otherwise!

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  • Until the era of the 40’s to the 60’s Sugar was not king as is demonstrated in this graph of sugar output going back to the 1890’s and extended to the days of slavery and the advent of steam (red).

    Barbados only produced significant tonnages of sugar when steam arrived on the scene in the 1840’s first in the form of a few mills of about 14HP and later as technology improved to a few appropriately placed steam driven factories.

    Today, one factory mills all the canes Barbados and produces more than was produced in all the days of slavery,

    Prior to this era, Sugar Cane was an essential cover crop which kept land out of weeds and reduced evapotranspiration.

    Typically historians place the percentage in land in sugar production at 1/3, 33.33% without adequately explaining why.

    At the time Sugar became King in the WWII era it was over 80%.

    Crop rotation allowed the unused land to produce the other outputs needed to supply ships in the days of sail and feed Barbados …. can’t eat sugar alone.

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  • And for the record, I have had two male doctors with fingers up my front and two female doctors with their hands up my front, two midwives with their hands up my front, one radiologist (I think) with an “ultrasound wand” up my front digging around for what felt like a half hour. Could easily have been mistaken for a sex toy, now I think about it. And soon some body will be at the rear doing a colonoscopy.

    It’s been a while since I tried to choose medical personnel on the basis of gender. It was a liberating step! I FEEL FREE!

    I am willing to bet that anybody in excruciating pain would skin up front AND BACK for man, woman or “mophrie”! WHOEVER IS THE BEST OR IN A CASE OF LIMITED AVAILABILITY WHOEVER AVAILABLE!

    INCLUDING THE ROYAL WEE WEE!

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  • I was just about to make my pumpkin vine have sex with itself when I noticed that the cow bee (not bumble bee) has done it for me. I thought he was too busy with the pigeon peas. I had just asked God’s blessing on the union when I noticed several more pumpkins on the vine.

    He just chased me inside again, whizzing past my ear.

    But I came in with an overflowing basket of peas, pumpkin, spinach, eggplants, okras, cassava, chives, garlic chives, lettuce, radishes, chinese cabbage, bananas and beets.

    Unfortunately, the ants ate the one ripe pomegranate. We will fight for the others.

    It is late but I will still have my lemongrass tea.

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  • @ John November 5, 2021 8:56 AM
    (Quote):
    Today, one factory mills all the canes Barbados and produces more than was produced in all the days of slavery..(Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Come off it Sir Johnny, with your propaganda of BS, fudging of numbers and lying with statistics to suit your ‘right-wing’ views about the institution of black chattel slavery in Barbadoes.

    Instead of exporting sugar why does Barbados have to import refined sugar and molasses to make its modern-day version of kill devil?

    Why then would a white Christian country like Britain stain its moral hands for eternity with the curse of black slavery?

    Just to ‘invite’ west Africans to be well-paid helpers on the white settlers’ subsistence farms like that on Pres. Washington’s Mount Vernon homestead?

    Neither are we talking about the Canary islands.

    We are quite sure that the towns of Britain had enough unemployed white trash to be ‘barbadosed do those subsistence farming jobs as was done in Australia.

    How come those ‘hired’ black farm hands invited to travel from west Africa on the luxurious white star liners to Barbadoes to live in Quaker-conceived comfort did not drop dead like the white indentured labourers called the ‘Johnny’ red-legs in the same “subsistence” farming fields?

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  • WHEN FTC WERE THROWING OUT THE BOOKS THAT HAD BEEN KEPT AT EDGEHILL AROUND 1997-8 WHAT JOHN WRITES ABOVE ABOUT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY ACCORDS WELL WITH WHAT I READ THEN. IT ALSO ACCORDS WELL WITH WHAT I LEARNED FROM COLIN HUDSON ON THESE MATTERS. BOTH AT EDGEHILL AND ON THE NATIONAL TRUST STOP AND STARE WALKS BETWEEN I994 AND 1998.

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  • DonnaNovember 5, 2021 9:11 AM

    I was just about to make my pumpkin vine have sex with itself when I noticed that the cow bee (not bumble bee) has done it for me. I thought he was too busy with the pigeon peas. I had just asked God’s blessing on the union when I noticed several more pumpkins on the vine.

    He just chased me inside again, whizzing past my ear.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You are worser off than this lady.

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  • “Come off it Sir Johnny, with your propaganda of BS, fudging of numbers and lying with statistics to suit your ‘right-wing’ views about the institution of black chattel slavery in Barbadoes.”

    he can’t hide behind the secret anymore with SNIDENESS…the TRUTH IS OUT….and look how it happened, black face wannabes trying to pretend to be HEROINES who saved the population. from Elizabeth……BUT KEEPING THE SLAVE SYSTEM AND ALL ITS STRUCTURES FIRMLY IN PLACE…. and that they all held on to IN SECRET for over half century and GOT TRIPPED UP….in their NEW SCAM…

    simply because they thought no one knew….although i call the place a slave society EVERY DAMN DAY…

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  • @Donna, I also hand pollinate my pumpkins. the male flowers are above the leaves and the females below so the bees miss lots of them. Several other gardeners do the same and the crops are abundant.

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  • John is supporting the slave masters like he supported Chauvin,
    don’t forget his family were exploiters same way as the white man

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  • There was no financial benefit to slavery used to produce sugar, the benefit was economic.

    By keeping the land in order and distributing production amongst several small farms, Barbados was able to “punch above its weight” and benefit from playing on a huge field, the world.

    The importance of its location after the advent of steam travel in the 1850’s waned.

    It became quicker and safer to cross the Atlantic directly than via Barbados, or St. Kitts, or Bermuda or Antigua.

    They each had their heydays and all owed their importance not to sugar output but to location..

    Air travel cut deeply into passenger crossings of the Atlantic.

    Life goes on.

    Everything is for a time.

    https://transportgeography.org/contents/chapter1/emergence-of-mechanized-transportation-systems/liner-transatlantic-crossing-time/

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  • WHILST there has been a lot of interest generated in the Blue Economy, this interest has not translated to direct investment in the sector.

    Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, acknowledged the above yesterday

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  • HantsNovember 5, 2021 11:32 AM

    WHILST there has been a lot of interest generated in the Blue Economy, this interest has not translated to direct investment in the sector.

    Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, acknowledged the above yesterday

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The investment in the “Blue Economy” in the 17th century and onwards, just as today, is from outside Barbados.

    Barbados just piggybacked on it and ended up punching well above its weight.

    We need to figure out how we can piggyback on the foreign investment in the “Blue Economy”.

    Hang on a minute, we actually are piggybacking on the investment through the Deep Water Harbour.

    What we need to be doing is to find a way of benefitting even more from Cruise Tourism and Trade.

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  • Going back back to the scene of the Crime
    We can now clearly see why Johnny Boy Knox spent 3+ months on Bu back in circa 2015 rigorously arguing the case why reparations should not be paid for the biggest crime in history of humanity human bondage on an industrial scale as his family were also beneficiaries of the trade rotten to the core liable and would be for making payments to slaves indentured and exploited workers

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  • Silly John,

    I am alone by choice. Most men my age are misogynistic. At my age I have no intention of being annoyed by that every day.

    I am looking forward to playing with my grandchildren. I’ve got the whole thing planned.

    In case you haven’t noticed, I always speak about having the most fun of my life with children.

    This is why I am not at all sure that Michael Jackson was a child molester.

    Children really are more fun to be with.

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  • rigorously arguing the case why reparations should not be paid for the biggest crime in history of humanity human bondage on an industrial scale.”

    that is until him and Moneybrain found out at the same time as Prof. Hillary that they would have to do some heavy tiefing out of Afrika to pay billions or trillions in reparations, then they left that topic alone, never heard a word about it anymore….not even those two knew the FULL STORY…

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  • Dame Bajans,

    Thanks for the tip. I never did it before and was going to watch a video. Now I know where to locate the male and female flowers, I think I won’t leave the rest to chance. Many have fallen by the wayside and I wondered why.

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  • Barbados

    FEEL FREE TO PUNCH AGAINST ITS WEIGHT

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  • Donna couple of things, ….they say you knew it was bedtime at neverland when the big hand touched the little hand second learn from THEO’s mistake having a colonoscopy….have a friend get a magic marker and print THIS END UP on your forehead, lol

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  • @Hants
    I’m lost. How does the SCoC decision posted relate to II’s extradition hearing? Or were you referring to something else?

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  • @ NorthernObserver,

    It doesn’t.

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  • The dangers of living abrad and returning to the islands to be confronted by gangs of thieves…

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/11/05/plot-to-drain-pensioners-accounts-then-scare-her-off-revealed/

    “That plot came to light as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Alliston Seale revealed Kirk St Clair White’s role a decade ago to the No. 4 Supreme Court, presided by Justice Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell.

    White, of Jackson Main Road, St Michael, admitted to unlawfully and maliciously endangering the pensioner’s life by shooting at her on August 24, 2011, placing her in danger of death of serious bodily harm.

    An emigrant to England in the 1960s and then to the United States to work as a nurse, she returned to Barbados on her retirement, the court heard. She was receiving a pension from the US which she had transferred to the Bank of Nova Scotia. According to the prosecutor, she lived comfortably and had no reason to trouble her savings account which eventually amassed a quarter-million dollars. She also had a checking account at the bank and went to check on her balances, only to discover that one account was left $28 and the other some $40.”

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  • Lawson

    Both my face and my ass are wrinkle free and age spot free. Not a blemish! Face still almost as smooth as a baby’s bottom.. No facelift. Not even cream at night.

    Yours?

    lol indeed!

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  • No pension thieves in Canada?

    Let the cussing begin!

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  • “that is until him and Moneybrain found out at the same time as Prof. Hillary that they would have to do some heavy tiefing out of Afrika to pay billions or trillions in reparations”

    That was your take on it

    the greedy west have got the monies to make good for their crimes and robberies
    eg USA 4% of world pop 30% wealth

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  • Lawson,

    They said but did not prove!

    If I had Michael Jackson’s money I too would build a “Neverland”. But I would never be so foolish as to have children stay over without their parents.

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  • Everything these frauds do is to promote themselves…don’t know the people can stand them and their repulsive, selfish personas…

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  • We are prey

    ”According to the prosecutor, she lived comfortably and had no reason to trouble her savings account which eventually amassed a quarter-million dollars. She also had a checking account at the bank and went to check on her balances, only to discover that one account was left $28 and the other some $40.”

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  • Theo…now ya know what to expect, so work accordingly..with your bank accounts especially, there are more options available in that regard….a lot of lowlifes love to see others get robbed, it’s the highlight of their miserable, debased useless lives…

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  • And make sure you have a monitoring system in place in case you have one account, that ya can check on daily…they are some disgusting vicious asholes who believe they have every right to do these things, learned from watching the leaders…

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  • Nowadays, you can have online access to your account.

    But my wife was just telling me the internet in a part of Trinidad was down for five days.

    They make a mockery of everything. All the bells and whistles, but the train doesn’t work.

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  • Hopefully, the internet in Barbados is more reliable or the Welcome Stamp is nothing more than an unreliable effort.

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  • But what a lot of them don’t know is that systems are in place for that…

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  • “Hopefully, the internet in Barbados is more reliable or the Welcome Stamp is nothing more than an unreliable effort.”

    they can go playing tiefing games with that and see how fast everyone leaves…SPREAD THE WORD AROUND THE WORLD and let them starve, no one needs any of them…and they already don’t carry the mental acuity to diversify..so they can test it..and see…

    the people better start making their own plans..

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  • Make that two steupses!

    No pension thieves in the USA, TheO?

    Well, don’t worry! You are another kind of prey. The Armaud Arbery case proceeds with all but one black juror having been rejected by the defence. The judge agreed that they were struck off on the basis of race but could do nothing about it.

    So… they make sure that the perspective of a black man, justifiable afraid of being hunted down by ugly, beast-like white men in Georgia for no reason which he would have understood at the time is practically erased from consideration. They will attempt to bully the last man into accepting their perspective which is – scary black man, running through our neighbourhood, must have been up to no good. We were well within our white rights to pursue him, armed to the teeth. If he had not tried to attack us while we pointed our big guns in his face, he would still be alive. Damn (and I quote) “n****” should have known his place.

    Must it be a unanimous verdict?? I don’t know or perhaps they have found themselves a house n*****.

    Shall it be another Trayvon Martin verdict?

    Nobody knows but the stage has been well set.

    I will, however, continue to take your advice and ignore the Daily Venom editorial for today. Perhaps you should take your own advise for a different reason. It affects your sense of perspective.

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  • adviCe – the noun

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  • And he wonders why I am “defensive sometimes”.

    So many Bajans come home to no such difficulties, including members of my family but we behave as though “we are prey”.

    I have news for you guys. WE ARE ALL PREY EVERYWHERE WE GO! THERE ARE PREDATORS IN EVERY COUNTRY. WE IN BARBADOS ARE NO DIFFERENT TO THE PEOPLE WHERE YOU NOW LIVE.

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  • 😀
    That is the defense I worry about.

    Of course, they are pension thieves everywhere. I have less fear for a pension thief from Mars than one where I am living. At that stage, it is personal.

    Whilst I sympathize with others who lose their marble, my goal is to hold on to and to defend the few marbles that I have. Aware of elsewhere, but on full alert for Barbados.

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  • You were writing as I was one finger typing on my phone. Saw your 8:27 after my 8:31.

    Wondering when this will appear.

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  • Aw shucks! Permit me one response, David and I promise I’m done!

    The Daily Venom – Feel free to lie!

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  • JohnNovember 5, 2021 11:51 AM

    HantsNovember 5, 2021 11:32 AM

    WHILST there has been a lot of interest generated in the Blue Economy, this interest has not translated to direct investment in the sector.

    Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, acknowledged the above yesterday

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The investment in the “Blue Economy” in the 17th century and onwards, just as today, is from outside Barbados.

    Barbados just piggybacked on it and ended up punching well above its weight.

    We need to figure out how we can piggyback on the foreign investment in the “Blue Economy”.

    Hang on a minute, we actually are piggybacking on the investment through the Deep Water Harbour.

    What we need to be doing is to find a way of benefitting even more from Cruise Tourism and Trade.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I know, why don’t we try getting some of our agricultural produce on the Cruise Ships that come here. We would probably have to ship to Florida where it could be consolidated and loaded on the ships for use.

    Long before Cruise Ships, we used to export yams to Great Britain.

    A good story about the use of ground provisions on early sailing ships provisioned in Barbados could be told to interest passengers in partaking in what is one of my favorite dishes, yam.

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  • This is to all
    Put yourself in the shoes of a person who worked hard and returned home with the intention of enjoying their golden years.

    He/she feels comfortable with the few pennies he/she has in the bank and at the same time believing that he/she can afford to
    travel
    feed him-/herself
    pay his/her bills, mortgage, electricity, water, land tax, phone ….
    help out a relative if they need help
    pay a lawyer
    And one day you go to the bank and discover you have just $68.00

    First thought
    The world as you know it is gone. The very depth of poverty is now your world
    The bank may not make you whole again
    Lawyers with open hands will take the case with intention of defrauding you if you recover any money
    The locals have a wicked and smart smile on their face when you pass them

    Would you think of the shit that is happening elsewhere when you have rented a room in hell.

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  • @ TheOGazerts,

    Retiring in Barbados is wonderful. Just do it.

    I too was going to just do circa 2014 but ” circumstances alter cases “.

    Hopefully I will spend a few weeks and then travel to the ziggo Dome.lol

    https://www.ladiesofsoul.nl/

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  • 🙈, 🙉, 🙊

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  • Yams have a long shelf life.

    The passengers on the cruise ships could buy Barbados Yam on board to take home as a memento of the early trade that existed between Barbados and America..

    Almost as good as canned food, it will last at least a year.

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  • I am still trying to work out how questioning decisions made by others in the centers of influence, can be described as being in search of a utopia. It’s a very specious response to serious attempts at trying to discover how we are led , be it by public or private individuals , associations and groups; political or otherwise, that we equip with a vast amount of power.
    I am yet to read any evidence , anywhere ,where those seeking change , were in search of any utopia.
    In many cases they were fighting for basic rights that if ignored , would have evolved into catastrophic results. Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus, illustrates this point. She was not in search of any utopia and certainly knew there was discrimination being practiced elsewhere.
    It’s therefore important that those who continuously critique and ask questions are not intimidated by others who say there is no utopia.
    Quite frankly many people within their own existence believe that they are rather close to their personal utopia and they should not be condemned for such a feeling .
    I have a friend, who has worked his backside off in the cold harsh realities of a foreign land. Now close to retirement , he lists the simple pleasure of bathing early on mornings at his favorite beach , as his number one priority when he returns home. I don’t think he he will condone any scoundrel robbing a returning national: retiree or any citizen, but he will scarcely put that occurrence up front in making a decision whether to return home.
    He understands there is no utopia and he certainly is not looking for one but he will be very dismissive of those who seek to remind him of this known reality every single day.
    We all know there is no perfect place any where on the globe. We all know that there are problems every where. I think Rosa Parks knew that as well. She just wanted to sit wherever she pleased on a bus.
    Almost forgot that Blacks in our own country could not walk about Belleville and Strathclyde but we live and have businesses there now. One time we could not vote unless we had land. We vote now . Still no utopia but the struggle continues. Just like it does everywhere else.

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  • I care very little for the B vs D exchanges. I am doubtful if the range of our political discourses can be expanded in anyway.

    What I deeply care for are the ordinary men and women who worked hard, made serious sacrifices, scraped and saved to hold on to a penny and are then cheated by thieves who exploit a flawed system.

    Knowing that someone has suffered a similar fate in China, France, UK, USA or anywhere else does not give me solace.

    Why must my standard be that of worst level of misery and poverty that exist elsewhere?

    Why must my table be bare whilst other suck on the bones of a fat chicken that was stolen from me?

    Why can’t I keep the fruit of my efforts? Why must I now work with a system that has no intention of making me whole again?

    Why must I be silent and support the sham story that all is well, there is a system working to help me.

    Hell no!

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  • @ TheOGazerts
    Personal choices are just that and we need to respect them. And that’s the problem. Simply because one person has found a comfort level somewhere , it does not mean others will. And vice versa.
    However, I learned a very long time ago that if you asked us about bad roads , we would ask you if you ever went to some other island and saw the roads. We never wanted to focus on the bad roads that were mashing up our car shocks.
    That kind of reasoning has always been a problem and unfortunately it presents a very safe haven for visionless politicians.
    Any problem is usually answered thus:
    We know we have problems but when we look at what’s happening in …………….
    If one preached Back power , they were told to go back to Africa. If you admired Castro , we would tell you to go and live in Cuba and line up for food. The same Cuba that sends us nurses now.
    If we questioned the distribution of wealth, we were told that the “ white people”ain’t do we anything.
    And we never address how we are going to solve our problems. We get away with it very single time.
    Peace.

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  • Speaking of fraud because the living is hard at home and abroad ..
    Once upon a time in a magical utopian Queendom called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland an old priest went away to do some business work for his boss man up above in the sky so high, but he then he received communication notification information from somebody who contacted in his neighbourhood, that just the other day his manor had been sold to somebody else, when he returned forthwith back a yard at god speed, a jack living in his home told him to go forth and multiply and he is now the rightful owner and the king of his castle. Bobby Blue at the Babylon Station in uptown top ranking told him this was a civil matter mate and they could do sweet Far Kaall about it. This story was printed in a Fairy Tale Book called The Times this week.

    Have A Happier Morning With This 10 Minute Qigong Routine ☀️😊

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  • 1/1
    The last comment.
    There are millions of hot stoves all over the world. The only stove that can burn me at this moment is the one in my home.

    I don’t care about the others.

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  • 1/1
    The last comment.

    You are such an anal bitch..
    you remind me of ugly Hal..
    from Austin, Texas, USA…

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  • You need to check yourself! Most of us are not watching your marbles. We make our own.

    We are not all thieves in Barbados! The way you guys talk, it is as though we are ALL waiting to rob you.

    It is bloody awful the way you talk about us.

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  • @555
    😀
    I think we did x/y before
    Not playing with you anymore
    😀

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  • Old dude.
    Not much time to make marbles
    Not many more marbles to make
    In watching mode

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  • Out comes the usual suspect with his usual response.

    I say again- I got tv and I got internet. Just this week I was watching a documentary with some people cominh down with a mysterious disease and being given no help by the wonderful Canadian systems.

    I have a Canadian cousin who was born in Canada, whose mother was born in Canada from Bajan immigrants . He plans to build his house next to mine and come here to live after his grandfather’s death. I gave him the list of woes that you people moan about wrt Barbados and asked him how come he is prepared to leave Canada behind.

    “Everything you have told me about happens here too,” he said. Had not for covid I would I seen him here about three times since.

    Another cousin has two brothers- in- law who were born in Canada but moved here as teenagers. Their brother who married my cousin did so and never left Barbados. The other two moved to Canada. One divorced his Canadian wife, moved back to Barbados and never left. The next brother is up in Canada longing to come back, both he and his Bajan wife. One of their adult children, also Canadian born wants to come with them.

    Now I remember what I always loved about them when we all were in youth group together.

    No bloody pretences like you lot!

    Murdaaaaaaaaah!

    I gone!

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  • Back to the main topic
    Creating a slogan is a difficult task. I have been trying to come up with my own slogan.

    ‘Rocking and mocking’ is the gold standard and I have been unable to match it.

    Waking and watching
    Waiting and watching
    Help

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  • I see the poetry
    There are a thousand stories in the naked city
    But only one story matters to me
    It not yours and thine
    It’s me and mine
    A one man show and not a party

    If I am hungry will you invite me to your table
    Or will I hear, “look for work, you young and able”
    You on your sofa watching your telly
    I on the street with a rumble in my belly

    Please, you cannot ease my trepidations
    As we may not share similar conditions
    Let us agree, it’s not between you and me
    Allow me to worry about my own security

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  • I agree to disagree.
    This is personal for me.

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  • 2/2

    All y’all Barbajans are so square and uptight and out of sight on this very site that David calls the Barbados Underground.

    The very 1st law that the Republic of Barbados must imminently pass on 1/12/2021 is to free up the herb so Bajans can free up their minds to feel free like the birds in trees.

    They can remove all of their bad energy and karma and start chilling like Bob Dylan puffing the Chalawah like a bonafide Rasta from Jamaica who is chanting and meditating like a Zen Buddhist in a Shaolin Temple to set an example to the next generation in this dispensation to nice up the nation on the radio station with no aggravation or boderation in any competition playing the sounds from the underground.

    This has to be ratified by the brand new President to mash up the Resident on 2/12/2021 which is why we call it a democracy with no hypocrisy.

    Look how long we’ve been waiting contemplating for this moment to arrive.

    Hippy Hooray Babylon Fall Down.

    MANTRA To Remove Negative Energy ( Buddhist mantra purifying karma )만트라 치유 카르마 -咒語治愈業力 Tinna Tinh

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  • Barbados …free eggplant with every wrinkle found

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  • I always say I don’t need herb. I can get high all by myself. But maybe I’ll try a puff, just for kicks when it becomes legal. But it won’t become a habit. I buy a lottery ticket about once every decade for the thrill of watching the draw, so I do not gamble much, I drink just a wee bit more than I gamble and I sex not at all.

    Yet, as you said, I am guilty of being happy in Barbados.

    Not uptight at all. Got a natural high!

    That always gets me cussed but it will not stop me from saying it.

    You also said I am nice. Yes, but not TOO nice!

    Will go low if necessary.

    P.S. Soon I shall be finished mourning for Charlie Watts and my music playlist will take me even higher.

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  • That would be an unproductive search unless it is of you on your next visit. I’ll plant a few more for the giveaway.

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  • One thing that I am certain of, is that you are sincere in the statements that were made.

    Being at different stages may be why we see things differently.

    I am at the stage where some building and spending have to be done in order to become established on the island. I would compare our situations to a hurdle race where you have a few (or no) hurdles ahead, but I am near the start and groaning as I see the hurdles approaching.

    I have some dear friends in Barbados, some that I would trust with life and money. I also know the saying “trust but verify”.

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    I like this guy Lawson.

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  • High Society
    You don’t need to wait until “they” pass laws to smoke up the Holy Herb as their laws are stupid and racial designed to keep black and hispanic people down and know their place in the human race.
    It makes them start to think they are equal to white people and it also makes white women want to have sex with them

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  • Nuhbody en locking me up fuh nuh weed when I have my natural high and I knew from birth that white people hype is nonsense. Being unequal to whites never entered my mind, just as it never entered my mind that I was unequal to a man.

    I was most surprised to discover that some people had other ideas!

    As for the sex thing – I could not care less.

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  • Ok, because it is you, I will try to explain. A normal response would be some trepidation about ANY relocation after so many years. A normal response would be to investigate what you would be coming home to and weigh the risks.

    Here’s what isn’t normal – to see an article about a Bajan who returned and was defrauded of her pension and exclaim, ” We are prey!”

    Who is we? People who have worked overseas? Are you the only people who are thought to have money in Barbados?

    And the claim is that I cause the division. See how you have already divided us.

    We ALL have to keep an eye out for criminals no matter where we are. My aunt lived in New York. She was mugged. She woke up one morning to find a bullet hole next to her head. She was stalked by a maturbating looney on a train when she first arrived. I never thought, “We are prey!”

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  • Heather…another useful piece of advice about website building….they NEVER FINISH ON TIME…they are ALWAYS a work in progress…it’s good to know these things…i been working for months and months…and it feels like i just started…

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  • couple of thoughts…I think everything should not be left up to the BTA for this tourist share fight every agency must realize that they have a dog in the fight ,a more thought provoking idea rather than a jingle may work better like
    Barbados …home of the first bit coin…pieces of eight. or
    You dont have to go all the way to Ireland to get some black bush…… Barbados liquor board.

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  • What has become of the slogan?

    HOW GREAT it would have been if Barbados had wooed the world at the recently held World Travel Market in London with a captivating slogan that would entice people to travel here.
    It has now been months that Barbadians have been waiting with bated breath to hear the new slogan since the other one was dumped, and rightfully so.
    I refuse to repeat it in this space. After all the public brouhaha about the slogan, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley pulled together a tourism reboot 18-member committee, led by Sir Hilary Beckles, tasked with coming up with a new slogan.
    Whither that committee? And whither the slogan?
    I have no doubt that Barbados would have put on a show in London to boast of the beauty of this destination and one deserving of being on any traveller’s bucket list. Still, a slogan capturing the essence of all this country has to offer would no doubt have been the icing on the cake. It is unfortunate that after so many months we still cannot come up with a slogan that will sell this country in overseas markets – unless we, the general public, are the ones in the dark.
    As we approach the winter season, which traditionally starts December 15 and is the most lucrative of all for our economy, we need to pull out all stops to get tourists back – those who have repeatedly made this their holiday spot over the years and first-timers.
    We need this if we are to survive.
    From all we are reading, and all that we already know, Barbados depends on its tourism industry to survive.
    Just last Friday we read that the collapse of the industry and its slow rebound have left Government with a near $1 billion financial problem.
    Professor Justin Robinson, a finance expert, said the rebound of the tourism sector was critical to reducing the current account deficit.
    With that news looming, I know the Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins and her team, as well as the tourism experts scattered around the globe carrying the Barbados flag, have their work cut out.
    Unfortunately for them, some of these obstacles are out of their control as Barbados has suffered the same fallout as other tourismdependent countries across the world. This is certainly not time to sit back and play dead. We need to be moving and shaking this up, all the while coming up with new and innovative ways to get people excited about Barbados.
    Now is the time to see attractive commercials that pull you into the Barbados experience, enticing would-be visitors to come and explore.
    I always remember – and to this day still – being excited every time I saw a Sandals advertisement. The ads were alluring, they pulled me in, they made me see myself vacationing at a Sandals hotel.
    This is the same thing
    I experienced over the years when I saw ads about Royal Caribbean cruises. They always seemed so alluring and inviting.
    That same energy is needed in our ads. We need to get as excited about our own country when we see it advertised in markets abroad and be proud to know that this is where we live.
    Perhaps that is why the hashtag #ILiveWhere YouVacation has become so popular on social media apps like Instagram.
    It’s time to kick-start tourism.

    Source: Nation

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  • @ David, FEEL FREE to comment on this law that no normal human being could believe existed in Barbados.

    ” a man could not rape another man ”

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/11/10/ccj-decide-rape-issue/

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  • @Hants

    The matter you have highlighted is way above the pay grade of a lowly blogmaster.

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  • The rape culture is alive and well and acceptable by the court……shameful.

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  • Kitts is welcoming vaccinated travelers with a new Winter Escape Promotion, giving families the option to receive a free night or two nights when they stay at one of three participating resorts.

    St. Kitts is the larger island that comprises the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Most notable historically as the birthplace of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, the island offers a rich history and is a burgeoning cruise and tourism destination, offering beautiful ocean views, tropical rainforests and, of course, beaches.

    Travelers can choose to hike around a dormant volcano, visit the Caribelle Batik factory and the UNESCO-designated Brimstone Hill Fortress Park to learn more about the island’s history and culture.

    The Winter Escape Promotion offers a fifth night free when vaccinated guests book four nights at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour or the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino. Guests to these resorts will also receive free daily breakfast for two.

    When guests stay at the third resort, the Royal St. Kitts Marriott Hotel, they can stay seven nights but only pay for five. The resort offers suites with full kitchens.

    The offer is valid for bookings until December 15, 2021, for travel through April 30, 2022.

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  • Is that the slogan Angela…..were not st kitts, my kids fully vacinated are off to the dominican and cancun this month my buddy to barbados in the next few days . I am not so sure just yet about travel but things are opening up.

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  • Feeling Free
    Free up the Herb
    Soon Come..

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  • LawsonNovember 11, 2021 7:53 AM

    Is that the slogan Angela…..were not st kitts, my kids fully vacinated are off to the dominican and cancun this month my buddy to barbados in the next few days . I am not so sure just yet about travel but things are opening up.

    Xxxxxxx

    A message with a slogan that commands and directs visitors to take a second look at St. Kitts
    What has Barbados govt offered a Big belly CEO as head of BTMI and one that gets plenty perks for showing up as yet to deliver
    Meanwhile St. Kitts rolls out plenty perks placed on a delicious platter enough to wet and salivate the appetites of visitors to come look and see
    Go figure

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