Another Heather Cole Column – The Road to the Segregated Republic

Heather Cole

With the trend likely to continue into the month of December 2021, it is the worst of times in recent memory in Barbados. The island is the midst the valley of the shadow of death. Today Covid-19 has claimed 191 victims. The number of infected persons is on the increase and there are over 6,000 thousand of persons in home isolation. Death, fear, insecurity, discrimination, and high inflation are the order of the day in Barbados.

The government and the country are on 2 different wave lengths. While the people suffer, the government is going along with its plans to implement a Republic on November 30th. The only way to explain it, is that it is as if the people are on the ground in Barbados while the administration is millions of miles away in another galaxy with the notion that all is well in the land and not faced with the reality of a suffering Barbados.

The road to the republic was paved with greed, money, lack of good governance, government not adhering to its own financial rules and a vaccination scam until segregation appeared in the form of “safe zones” adding to the fray.

Time and time again we have heard or have been convinced that there are 2 Barbados.’ We have seen it on display in the adjudication of justice, the distinction between the wealthy and the poor, the award of government contracts, access to land and housing, jobs and placements and the list can go on, but this discrimination has never been put into law before now in a post emancipation and post-independence Barbados.

What the existence of this safe zone order means is that it is now clear that the existence of the 2 Barbados’ has become law through the Prime Minister’s Emergency Order. Basically, it is the “we against them” law that is now in effect, the basis of a segregated society. Although government has backed down on the roll out of this order, the order has not been cancelled. However, it has given teeth to some in the private sector to come up with their own guidelines.

Dr Vidya Armogan rolled out his crafted package with website and all, seeking a public private partnership so therefore the Prime Minister has knowledge of his plans. It is a plan that echoes the creation of Nazi Germany only the with dominant control by the private sector. The plan determines which company a resident of Barbados can and cannot visit. Ultimately this plan of creating safe zones will never stop the spread of the virus and perhaps the intent is not to do so. The plan will just give some who are gullible enough to believe it, a false sense of security. The one question I have for this dentist is, what will happen if it is confirmed that the vaccinated in the safe zones are the majority spreaders of Covid-19?

So, what is the trajectory here? Is it that persons who voted for this administration will be denied access to health care, jobs, education, to purchase food in the supermarket and ultimately denial to cast their vote when the next General Election is called? Are the safe zones the foundation from which the unthinkable can occur?

For those of you who may think that this idea of segregation is a fiction from the writer’s imagination, there were 2 conflicting events that occurred in Barbados yesterday. One was the public outcry to the video on Barbados Today of the dentist detailing his plans to divide and segregate society and add to the curtailed freedoms of the people of Barbados. The other was the public witnessing of the scene at Oistins last night. It was rammed with tourists at the start of the tourist season, and they were roaming without masks!

In One Barbados, we have person’s being threatened by a legal order that restricts them from entering “safe Zone” and in the Other Barbados, Tourist can enter the island without a period of quarantine and freely roam the island without masks. Perhaps someone has shared with them the BMTI’s new slogan that will not see the light of day, “Barbados: Feel Free.”

The creation may be subtle, but it is the story of segregation, and it has happened before in modern times in Germany, South Africa and the Deep South in America.

If this is just the road to the Republic, I shudder at what the Republic may bring.

This island needs a General Election and sooner rather than later and if the private sector wishes to make laws, they should feel free to meet the electorate at the polls.

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  • Remaining links will be severed

    As Barbados counts down to becoming a republic on November 30, the
    Nation will be publishing a number of articles that will focus on this historic transition and what it means to Barbadians.
    By Ezra Alleyne
    In another fortnight, this country will become a republic.
    Stripped to its barest constitutional essentials, to effect that change of status, it was necessary to amend the Independence Constitution of November 30, 1966, and to provide for a Barbadian head of state.
    Once Dame Sandra Mason is installed and becomes the first President and the head of state, this will be the first time since its settlement in 1625 that the head of state of this island, once described as the brightest jewel in the kingdom, will not be a British monarch.
    This article seeks to describe the nature of the republic.
    The simple fact is that it requires changing one substantial part of the Constitution which the majority of us agreed is necessary.
    By changing that section and providing that the head of state must be a Barbadian, that change automatically prevents any non-Barbadian from holding the highest political office in this country, which is the head of state.
    Modified oaths
    Several other consequential changes, mainly of language, follow in the wake of that single major change. For example, the wording of the oath to be taken on the assumption of office, such as Prime Minister and Cabinet minister, will have to be modified.
    Some common designations with monarchical connotations, such as Queen’s Counsel, will change. These designations previously reflected the fact that the Queen was our head of state and that the Constitution vested the executive power in Her Majesty, but with her removal as head of state that power now ceases to be connected with the monarchy.
    Lack of knowledge about our system of governance has led to suggestions that undemocratic features of governance inconsistent with our democratic traditions will arise.
    The plain truth is that the fundamental rights and freedoms embedded in the Barbados Constitution will remain untouched. They will not be changed.
    The rule of law, as upheld in our courts, and the Independence of the Judiciary remain untouched. The constitutional office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as that of the Auditor General, remain untouched.
    I have mentioned these three areas of the Constitution because these areas were given special treatment by constitutional founding fathers, who very wisely and deliberately entrenched them to insulate them from any political interference. Our republic status does not interfere in any way with these provisions.
    Yet several questions were raised: For example, some citizens have sincerely asked why we did not elect the President by popular vote as is done in the United States. That is a fair question and the answer is that our president is ceremonial and the American president is popularly elected and, in reality, wields executive power.
    We follow the Westminster tradition and will have a ceremonial head of state, who is constitutionally vested with the same executive power as was formerly vested in Her Majesty. The major change is that our President must be Barbadian. Functional executive power will continue to be exercised by the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
    Nominated
    Just as Dame Sandra was nominated by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to be
    Governor General, so, too, has she been nominated by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, seconded by Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley, and her name forwarded to a committee of both Houses called an Electoral College.
    That it bears the same name as the Electoral College of the United States is unfortunate because it has led some to believe that a popular people’s election was to be part and parcel of the process. Not so.
    So the question arises: How did we get here? And should we really sever the connection with the monarchy when we are already functionally in charge of our own affairs and constitutionally manage our own canoes. Two factors are key: Given the mélange of historical influences that brought all of us, but particularly Africans, to this place and enslaved them, describing them as property to be owned by other human beings and given the unbroken indoctrination and influence of imposed cultural penetration, the question of who we are and what is our national identity looms large as an input in our national psyche.
    Famous speech
    It is to this issue that Prime Minister Errol Barrow spoke in his famous “mirror image” speech. It was consistent with this objective that Prime Minister Owen Arthur established the criteria for our National Heroes.
    The passing of the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act
    by Prime Minister Tom Adams also spoke to the broader implications of this issue of national identity.
    Finally, the idea of enslavement of the forefathers of those who now are the majority in this country was consistent with the monarchical system of rule, and while we are as free now as we will be under the republic, the symbolism, both political and psychological, justifies the constitutional change to republican status As always, the constitutional law follows the political decision. Unlike previous instances, this political decision is solely and completely ours.
    Ezra Alleyne is an attorney at law with years of experience dealing with the Constitution.


    Source: Nation

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  • Republican plan – lesson in playing catch-up

    The problem has always been what happens after the consultation has been completed.

    By Stephen Lashley There is no doubt in my mind that there must be more purposeful constitutional education and reform in Barbados even beyond the republic status divide. Indeed, the problem has been that we have not over the years made proper arrangements that codify or set out in written law how constitutional reform or amendments should take place.
    Constitutional reform must never appear to have come as a surprise or be confusing to citizens who are required to live with these reforms. But reform must take place nevertheless if we are serious about nation-building.
    So that the first order of business in evolving a new Barbados Constitution must be the inclusion of provisions that speak to the legitimate expectation of the public to be consulted on constitutional or, indeed, any legislative changes that affect them. Additionally, it cannot harm to address matters such as reasonable timelines in which constitutional reform should be carried out once approved by both Houses of Parliament. This time around, this very necessary process of public consultation must be followed by prompt implementation.
    The thrust of this right to be consulted was rightfully amplified in an appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice from the Guyana Court of Appeal in 2019. Of interest is part of the concurring judgment of Justice P. Jamadar which adopted what is referred to as the “Gunning Principle”: “It involves meaningful participation and overall fairness. Thus, the views of relevant stakeholders, including those actually and potentially affected, ought to be taken into consideration even though these opinions may ultimately not be accepted or acted on.”
    Abysmally silent
    In reality, beyond Section 49 of the Barbados Constitution, which sets out the various majorities of both Houses of Parliament that are required to amend the Constitution, the Constitution is abysmally silent on the process that constitutional reform should take. Hence it has been left to the Government of the day to adopt its own approaches leading to constitutional changes.
    To avoid the controversy that currently surrounds the Government’s amendment of the Constitution to effectively allow for Barbados to become a republic with the replacement of the Queen as the titular Head of State, governments are well advised to adopt this age old tried and tested formula of meaningful public consultation and engagement on every component of reform.
    The problem has always been what happens after the consultation has been completed.
    If we had at least minimum effort at implementation following the broad-based public consultations carried out ahead of the Constitutional Review Commissions reports of 1979 and 1998, then in my judgement moving to republican status would not be a preoccupation of the current generation.
    Consider that, among our CARICOM sister nations, Guyana became a republic in 1970; Trinidad and Tobago in 1976; and Dominica in 1978.
    In Barbados we were still discussing the issue in 1979. The 1979 report of the Cox Commission noted Barbadians’ opposition to “an increasingly remote, hereditary, non-Barbadian monarch”, while the 1998 Forde Commission Report went further and made the recommendation that Barbados become a parliamentary republic with a non-executive president elected by an electoral college comprising the membership of the
    bicameral legislature, or both Houses of Parliament.
    Reported declaration
    Since 1998, we have had one attempt by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur by means of the passage of the Referendum Act, 2005,
    followed by a promise of a referendum on the issue of a Barbadian head of state. We also had a reported declaration from former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in March 2015 that Barbados would move towards a republican form of government “ in the very near future”.
    Needless to say, none of the concrete policy and legislative efforts required to give effect to these important acts and words of intent materialised over many years. What we have had is policy intent but no legislative action. Counting from the year 1977, we are now into year 45 since this matter occupied the attention of the public via the Cox Constitutional Review Commission with zero percentage parliamentary action.
    The recent parliamentary efforts at constitutional reform, though haphazard at best and lacking full contemporary public engagement and consultation, connect with two critically symbolic constitutional issues – 1. The removal of the Queen as Barbados’ head of state, ending the now unacceptable practice of elected Barbadians having to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen ( Sections 28(1) ,34E, 69, 79(7) 83 and 117; and 2. Replacing the British-originated Barbados Independence Order of 1966 (L.N. 1966 No. 1455) (UK) with a full-fledged Barbadian originated act, which leaves the existing Constitution intact while saving or preserving existing laws, having made consequential changes pertaining to the new republican status (Section 4(1)).
    In reviewing the 2021 act which amends the constitution to provide for Barbados to become a republic with a President who shall be head of state of Barbados and for related matters, there has notably been a saving of existing law. These existing laws, including the present Constitution, would remain unaltered except insofar as they now need to be read to reflect Barbados’ new republic status and the reality that there would now be a Barbadian head of state even though that same person is the current Governor General.
    These are substantial and positive changes that I certainly support but with no constitutional action or public education since 1998, these positive steps may have been lost on many people in 2021 Barbados.
    Going forward, there should be a standing Constitutional Review Commission with terms of reference and a clear mandate of public education with a view to ensuring the prompt and purposeful implementation of recommendations for constitutional reform.
    But we must also be bold enough to enshrine in law the critical role of public consultation and engagement in these and other matters of importance to the public.

    Stephen Lashley is an attorney at law and former Cabinet minister.

    Source: Nation

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  • Jon Doe, Johnson did it for the culture

    The expression of love pouring out for DJ and JD is immense.
    Condolences to their families and close friends. These men were among the most impactful craftsmen of our culture.
    The late Dennis Johnson and DJ Jon Doe represented a certain quality in their professional lives which is arguably the ideal and quintessential Barbadian quality. I call it a quality, but it is difficult to find one single word in English that does it justice.
    And though I call it the ideal and quintessential Barbadian quality, I also have to admit that it is similar to the ideal and quintessential Barbadian delicacy sea-egg. That is, it is becoming increasingly rare and underappreciated.
    They both had the ability to operate and thrive in multiple cultural planes of existence. In simpler terms, we might describe them as well-rounded.
    In truth, most, if not all, of Barbados’ radio personalities fit this description. However, it is hard not to admit that even among such an impressive and shining group of peers, these two were consistently stars.
    The most appropriate way that I can describe them, especially in November, is that as professional broadcasters they exemplified that phrase “Friends of all. Satellites of none”.
    They were able to generate appeal beyond their obvious and expected demographic and maintain a high level of regard across space and time. And at the same time they maintained great independence of spirit and style. Despite this independence, from all appearances they were committed team players.
    If I were pressed to provide examples or models of ideal Barbadian qualities I might point to how Jon Doe moved so seamlessly between soca, bashment, dancehall and reggae. Each genre was given the same level of that irrepressible Jon Doe morning energy. Not that he did not have his own preferences. Of course, he would have. But he was able to see and feel beyond his own preferences and helped the audience to do so as well. How many Bajans looked forward to Jon Doe as an essential part of their morning routine alongside breakfast or coffee?
    And Dennis Johnson. His
    grasp, knowledge and recall of Caribbean music and culture was one of the wonders of the world. This alone would secure his monumental position in the pantheon of Barbadian broadcasting giants. But for my one part, it was his handling of the call-in programmes that secures his place in the constellation. I have always admired his ability to engage fully with the widest range of characters and entertain a broad range of positions. He had an intellectual bravery that seems sadly lacking. By that I mean a willingness to think outside of traditional parameters and vigorously question conventional wisdom.
    Dennis often seemed to be irritated by Caribbean society’s unwillingness to see and lack of courage to look at the glaring flaws in its foundation and structures. He was consistently pleading with us to deal with the root.
    Both he and Jon Doe were indeed anchors for many radio listeners. Their voices, energy and unique perspectives enriched the Barbadian landscape. They gave us more than they took.
    Whenever I hear the phrase that is trendy today, “Doing it for the culture”, I will remember Dennis Johnson and Jon Doe.
    Adrian Green is a communications specialist. Email: Adriangreen14@gmail.com

    Source: Nation

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  • Media’s role vital in addressing corruption

    The media also equip the public with critical capacity to hold the Government accountable.
    Civil society and the media are crucial to creating and maintaining an atmosphere in public life that discourages fraud and corruption. Indeed, they are arguably the two most important factors in eliminating systemic corruption in public institutions.
    – The World Bank.
    Curbing corruption extends beyond the responsibility of the Government and requires collaborative efforts from various civic-minded individuals and groups.
    Corruption is manifested through tangible and intangible agents. The former relates to exchanging bribes and other unlawful monetary transactions, while intangible corruption can take the form of misinformation or the intentional withholding of relevant public information, with the hope of securing a material benefit.
    Effective anti-corruption initiatives are contingent on awareness through the dissemination of verifiable information that advises on Government’s conduct and policies.
    Further, the assimilation of anti-corruption information exposes the public to the negative macro-level consequences of corruption, which is useful in generating changes in behaviour and attitudes. Additionally, information is a strategic tool that can influence legislative proposals that demands for greater integrity.
    Therefore, the media’s role in ensuring accountability and transparency from private sector entities and the public sector cannot be understated.
    Presently, with the advancement of social media, information about how the state is being managed is more accessible and timelier. This has increased the scope of the media to allow for meaningful investigative journalism through reporting that condemns corruption.
    Media houses in Barbados are responsible for playing an integral role in denouncing acts of fraud and for utilising their platforms and resources to highlight violations of laws that safeguard the processes of democracy.
    However, in an interview, former Editor-in-Chief of the Nation, Eric Smith, said that although media houses are committed to upholding integrity, confronting corruption proved to be difficult owing to inadequate human and financial resources being available to probe issues.
    The media also equip the public with critical capacity to hold the Government accountable. Further, the exposure of the mismanagement of state affairs is usually accompanied by various forms of public scrutiny that reflect the Government’s obligation to be answerable to its citizens.
    To this end, Smith reiterated the importance of implementing freedom of information legislation which would enable members of the public to request information from public officials, and the publishing of public documents.
    Although reporting on corruption does not invariably contribute to immediate perceptible responses, the electorate is empowered to implement their own alternative forms of punitive actions, namely through the withdrawal of their political support, which
    may result in electoral defeat or the loss of public trust for an incumbent Government.
    Public discourse
    Recently, media reports about the approval of $22 million for the ash fall clean-up campaign following the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano led to public discourse about the need for greater financial transparency through a breakdown of the monies spent.
    The online platforms not only circulated the story but stimulated political awareness and participation, as exemplified in the discussions in the various comment sections. This led to explanations being offered by the Government about its organisational responsibility and insights into the process that informed its decisions.
    Smith explained that it is necessary for journalists to possess the will to promote integrity and transparency. The responsibility of the press in representing the welfare of the people is inclusive of functioning as a watchdog.
    This claim corroborates the findings published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in a report in 2018 indicating that there is a strong correlation between the freedom of the press and the containment of corruption in nations across the world.
    Public engagement on corruption, where there is increased involvement in debates on the prevalence of corruption and how it can be fought, is critical. However, the role of the press in the furthering of public participation should be enhanced.
    The media should also show strong commitment to the public, through not only reporting on questionable acts as they occur but by utilising broadcasts and print, aimed at heightening public consciousness on corruption more deliberately.
    A democratic society functions through the ability of the citizenry to develop informed opinions and the ability to express them free of repression, censorship, and punishment.
    Consequently, the independent media functioning as a catalyst for change through promoting investigation, public debates, and challenging the Government remains a critical feature of our democracy.
    In its manifesto, the current administration indicated that a Freedom Of Information Act would be passed, should they be elected to government. However, to date, this campaign promise remains unfulfilled.

    This article was submitted by the Integrity Group of Barbados.

    Source: Nation

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  • Well, the government surely cannot protest about R Westmoreland seeking to employ a foreigner to run tings, can they? We can save a massive amount of money by scrapping scrap UWI and expanding Pom Marine ‘cause all we want is service staff and you don’t need a degree for that.

    It may be instructive to reflect on subliminal messages staring us in the face – Republic of Guyana (ROG), Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ROT&T), Republic of Dominica (ROD), Republic of Barbados (?)! You get what you vote for.

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  • Not at all surprised that the private sector has bolted to the head of the line to embraced the govt proposed Safe Zones
    The private sector over the years has played the role of bully pulling govt strings with all earnest with demands for what is in their better interest
    Even at one point threatening govt to do as they say or else
    When FS made mention of such a threat by a well known private sector head the threat was laughed at by many in the populace now the chickens have come home to roost
    Govt and private sector no long hides in the dark shadows of the night to make laws that hurt and abandons the people’s best interest but openly agrees on laws that pushed Barbadians back into the dark days of hands bound and feet chained to brutal laws and unconscionable rules and regulations with a disregard to their civil rights

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  • This idea of Safe Zones must have been whispered in Mia ear by a mcgufgie in the private sector
    Haven’t heard or seen such nonsense talked about in any other country
    The people pay taxes how will govt not provided services for these people
    Unbelievable to think that a govt would openly pursue a path of discrimination motives to appease the business industry
    Since both legs of the Union are broken govt hand in hand with the private sector have taken it upon themselves to trample on the Constitution and invoke their own interpretation of civil law

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  • The Republic of Barbados is a #BLACKLIVESMATTER protest and statement to White people and their system of global institutional white supremacy racism.

    If Bajan trolls want to copy Brexit or Trump right wing nutters they should go to UK or USA.

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  • Safe Zones are work zones opening up targeted areas from curfews

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  • We should look outside to other nations who shaped their own destiny. When will our black majority population learn to assert themselves?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanzibar_Revolution

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  • Covid-19 victims who recover from the disease have natural immunity and should not be manipulated or forced into taking a vaccine to “improve?” on the immunity granted by mother nature. Come hell or high water, by hook or by crook, they still intend to eventually force these experimental, undertested jabs on every living soul from 5 to 105.

    Aaron Siri, a lawyer acting on behalf of the INFORMED CONSENT ACTION NETWOK (web site: ICANDECIDE [DOT] ORG ) used a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to force a rather startling admission from the CDC.

    CDC Admits Crushing Rights of Naturally Immune Without Proof They Transmit the Virus
    After formal demand, the CDC concedes it does not have proof of a single instance of a naturally immune individual spreading the virus.

    By Aaron Siri

    You would assume that if the CDC was going to crush the civil and individual rights of those with natural immunity by having them expelled from school, fired from their jobs, separated from the military, and worse, the CDC would have proof of at least one instance of an unvaccinated, naturally immune individual transmitting the COVID-19 virus to another individual. If you thought this, you would be wrong.

    My firm, on behalf of ICAN, asked the CDC for precisely this proof (see below). ICAN wanted to see proof of any instance in which someone who previously had COVID-19 became reinfected with and transmitted the virus to someone else. The CDC’s incredible response is that it does not have a single document reflecting that this has ever occurred. Not one. (See below.)

    In contrast, there are endless documents reflecting cases of vaccinated individuals becoming infected with and transmitting the virus to others. Such as this study. And this study. And this study. And this study. It goes on and on…

    But it gets worse. The CDC’s excuse for not having a shred of evidence of the naturally immune transmitting the virus is that “this information is not collected.” What?! No proof! But yet the CDC is actively crushing the rights of millions of naturally immune individuals in this country if they do not get the vaccine on the assumption they can transmit the virus. But despite clear proof the vaccinated spread the virus, the CDC lifts restrictions on the vaccinated?! That is dystopian.

    More:
    https://aaronsiri.substack.com/p/cdc-admits-crushing-rights-of-naturally

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  • Heather

    Largely agree, on most points. Though disagree that another election is a remedy for the malaise you so rightly discribed. The only thing an election would do is maybe to elevate some of the DLP tribesmen, women, to parliament, nothing else. Even the popular over-reaction last time is a malady now complicated by a nonsense about republicanism and dictatorial rule.

    History has taught us that elections change nothing. Indeed, it was an election which helped Adolf Hitler to rise to power

    For decades this writer has been discribing Barbados and much of the Western world as fascist, antidemocratic, elected dictatorships. Only now has it taken Covid, Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban, Modi, Mottley et al to unmask, pun intended, the true characteristics of the criminals in power.

    But the underlying fissures were always with us, just ignored. Your diagnosis of two Barbadoses, places where enclaves are established, a country which never removed the scab from a culture of not being permitted to go certain places – including night clubs – is apposite.

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  • Feel Free Touch the Sound
    Where is the vibrational sound and artistry celebrating
    all I can hear is low frequency moaning and groaning
    spoken in the language of the wicked slave masters

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  • What is happening in Barbados under the guise of protectionism is so wrong
    There are no fitting words to describe this madness
    Unless barbadians rise up guided by meaningful protest there will be no rights left which guards and protects their pursuit of happiness

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  • @Pacha

    It appears Barbados maybe assuming it’s tile as leader, again.

    More could follow Barbados into republicanism:

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/11/13/more-could-follow-barbados-into-republicanism/

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  • THE ROMANS HAD A REPUBLIC TOO AND IT ENDED HOW?
    THE AMERICANS GOT A REPUBLIC TOO
    AND IT IS ENDING HOW?
    DID THEY NOT ALL FAIL?WE WILL SOON SEE THE REVIVED ROMAN REPUBLIC EMERGE …………WHICH IS DOOMED TO BE CRUSHED AT THE EPIPHANEA.

    THIS CAN NOT BE REFUTED

    WE CAN REPUBLIC OR DONT REPUBLIC……NO DIFFERENCE. AND WE CAN LEAD TOM DICK AND HARRY AND THEIR SIBLINGS AND OFFSPRING INTO REPUBLICS OR WE CAN HAVE A SERIES OF PUBLIC SUPERMARKETS——–THEY WILL ALL FAIL EVENTUALLY, BECAUSE IT IS STILL TRUE THAT………
    THE HEART (OF MAN) IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS AND DESPERATELY WICKED

    THIS CAN NOT BE REFUTED EITHER

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  • RE For decades this writer has been discribing Barbados and much of the Western world as fascist, antidemocratic, elected dictatorships. Only now has it taken Covid, Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban, Modi, Mottley et al to unmask, pun intended, the true characteristics of the criminals in power.

    SEEMS YOU FORGOT OBAMA AND BRANDON AKA SIR LOUD FART AND POOPY PANTS

    WERE NOT THESE ALSO NITES OF THE WRONG TABLE

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  • “SEEMS YOU FORGOT OBAMA “

    If OBAMA acted like an Angry Black Man like you when debating with Romney he would not have become President in the Resident

    he acted cool and chilled

    So fuck off boy

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  • 44 v 45
    A Two term president is better than a one term racist cunt hole who was fuck

    Re: 45
    Arrest the President

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  • People used to say that Americans could not be racists as they voted for a half black negro to become PotUS
    but, then they voted for a KKK racist to lead them

    There is a bible cunt (we don’t know his name) who said Trump was ordained by God to lead USA and would win a second term, but he was well wrong on two counts

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  • “In One Barbados, we have person’s being threatened by a legal order that restricts them from entering “safe Zone” and in the Other Barbados, Tourist can enter the island without a period of quarantine and freely roam the island without masks. Perhaps someone has shared with them the BMTI’s new slogan that will not see the light of day, “Barbados: Feel Free.”

    I have already commented on the “Feel Free ” slogan in a jocular manner. Let me be more serious. These tourists are coming from different cultures where their idea of ‘feeling free” may be at odds with the conservative Bajan culture resulting in a possible point of conflict. Add to this an island in lockdown with isolation camps and then a slogan of ‘Fee free” and we have generated a second possible point of conflict. To top it off we wanted to add “safe zones”.

    I may be silly, but safe zones does not suggest “Feel free”; in fact it is the opposite. Safe zones suggest restricted movements;. It introduces a dichotomy of safe and unsafe zones. One zone where one can be free band let their guard down and another in which caution of movement is encouraged. Who in their right mind want to visit an unsafe zone?

    When first announced I felt it was an IDIOTIC slogan (even though ‘wiser heads’ proclaimed otherwise). as it is in conflict with what is currently happening in Barbados. My worst fear is that it may attract the type of tourist that Barbados does not need, those who believe that their zone of freedom is unlimited.

    Yes, it may even be good for tourism, but only if there are two versions of Barbados. One in which the tourists move freely and one in which Bajans are in lockdown, isolation camps and safe zones.

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  • David

    Leader what? Into perdition. This is merely a political game-play not unlike the independence nonsense which meant nothing of substance. A nonsense bequeathed by the CIA.

    David, were they not socalled republics in this region 40 and even 50 years ago and has there been any differences detectable.

    David, you are tooooopooo given to form instead of substance; political expediency instead of radical transformation; a conservator of the establishment instead of a recognition that it can lead us nowhere.

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  • Feel Free

    Is dying so bad
    it may be liberating and next level shit
    it must be better than suffering effects of long term Covid breathlessness low energy requiring tubes for oxygen etc

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  • This writer has elsewhere been trenchant in criticism of Obama as an imperialist, giving legitimacy to bulling etc

    However, we never judged that he was an overt christian-fascist like your kindred spirits.

    But maybe, just maybe, history will show that there were no differences. Or that any perceived differences could not have altered present trajectories.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    There is a very clear exposition by Ezra Alleyne as to how we reached where we are. What the Barbados brand of republicanism will evolve to be depends on our actions , inactions and reactions to our political issues as they arise . Our Republic will not start on November 2021 ,it has been in place for almost 400 years.The ethnic group that controls or manages it today has had 70 years at the helm . They can manage it or mismanage The viability depends on the characters of the politician and the vigilance of the citizens.

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  • @ Heather Cole
    I must say that you are as strident in your critique of this administration (BLP) as you were /are of the former (DLP). You are almost a rarity on BU.
    Peace.

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  • Still digesting Ezra’s contribution.
    He has locked in a higher gear.
    Really liking his contributions.

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  • @Pacha

    By any definition Barbados has been operating as a republic. What we have is a changing of the guard in the figure head role, naive replaces expat. What is the problem? If Barbados action triggers same from our neighbours, it elevates Barbados t a leader. Mia Mottley counties with her legacy building, at pace.

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  • Summary: We are getting back to punching above our weight status.
    What do you call Guyana, Trinidad and Dominica? Trailblazers, ‘founding fathers’, leading examples ……?

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  • “Curbing corruption extends beyond the responsibility of the Government and requires collaborative efforts from various civic-minded individuals and groups.
    Corruption is manifested through tangible and intangible agents. The former relates to exchanging bribes and other unlawful monetary transactions, while intangible corruption can take the form of misinformation or the intentional withholding of relevant public information, with the hope of securing a material benefit.”

    that’s the weapon they have uses against the majority….but the PEOPLE again have to PUT THEIR FOOD DOWN…when you see someething SAY SOMETHING…expose them all, they are merely temporary immunity holders, they have to come BACK DOWN TO EARTH to BEG BLACK PEOPLE FOR VOTES……they cannot make it into the parliamnet without vote begging, their little temporary FAKE titles AINT WORTH SHIT….

    Pacha…at least you keep trying….i just dropped the book and let them figure out the rest on their own, if they don;t means they were not meant to…but most will get it and understand what MUST BE DONE…to protect themselves ….not up for the long explanations and long talk anymore…..just recharging now to start the second one, it’s been a rough couple weeks but am sure by next month i would have rested sufficiently.

    “Who in their right mind want to visit an unsafe zone?”

    who in their right minds would want to go anywhere near Oistins with a bunch of vaccinated and INFECTED TOURISTS “feeling free” to run around unmasked…

    “but only if there are two versions of Barbados. One in which the tourists move freely and one in which Bajans are in lockdown, isolation camps and safe zones.”

    they are DETERMINED to keep SEGREGATION/APARTHEID alive and well on the island, but the PEOPLE will have to PUT AN END TO THAT and THEM……that racist Boer-styled system of Black HATRED…they plan to keep firmly in place and believe that will make them world class leaders, leading the pack for Black endangerment….instead of the world class traitors that they are now viewed as….. WILL MARK THE END OF THEM…

    everyone is watching….let them keep pushing..

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  • used against the majority

    .but the PEOPLE again have to PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN

    ..if they don’t get it, they were not meant to..

    just saw a clip where the people were chanting they “don’t want any safe zones, just resign and go home”

    and that looks like just the beginning…Pacha we can take front row seats….soon i may be forced to be silent on BU about certain things but that does not mean that we can’t SPECTATE…and enjoy the show…

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  • David
    Stop clutching at straws. And erecting straw woman narratives.

    Your misguided confidence in these people never ends in spite of nothing but disappointments over decades.

    Where is the evidence that this political trick is anything else but.

    What.do dey say about madness again?

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  • @Pacha

    Then you should not bother with what is inevitable through your eyes.

    Have fun in your cocoon.

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  • Scriptures for Today.

    Isaiah 66:9; NCV, In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. “If I cause you the pain, I will not stop you from giving birth to your new nation,” says your God.

    Gal 5:22; Message; But what happens when we live God’s way? He produces real fruit out of our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard – things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way.

    Romans 12:2; Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

    John 15:2; He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more.

    James 1:2-4; Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

    2 Cor 4:8-9; We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

    A person may plan his own journey, but the Lord directs his steps.”
    Proverbs 16:9 (GW)

    “God teaches people through suffering and uses distress to open their eyes.”
    Job 36:15 (GNT)

    “Now I am glad . . . not because it hurt you but because the pain turned you to God.”

    2 Corinthians 7:9 (TLB)
    “It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws.” Psalm 119:71-72 (TLB)

    Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.”
    Proverbs 20:30 (GNT)

    “God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn’t correct you, then you don’t really belong to him . . . God corrects us for our own good, because he wants us to be holy, as he is.” Hebrews 12:8-10 (CEV)

    “Consider yourself fortunate God all-powerful chooses to correct you.” Job 5:17 (CEV)

    Prodigal son) “He spent everything he had . . . and was hungry . . . At last he came to his senses and said . . . I’ll get up and go to my father.” Luke 15:14-18 (GNT)

    “Let God train you, for he is doing what any loving father does for his children.
    Whoever heard of a child who was never corrected?” Hebrews 12:7 (TLB)

    You (God) inspect them every morning and test them every minute.” Job 7:18 (GNT)

    “The Lord searches our hearts and examines our deepest motives so he can give to each person his right reward, according to his deeds—how he has lived.”
    “I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10 (NIV)

    “Tests and challenges come at you from all sides. (And) You know that under pressure, your faith life is forced into the open and shows its true colors.”
    James 1:2-3 (The Message)

    (Israelites) “God led you through the wilderness for forty years, humbling you and testing you to find out how you would respond, and whether or not you would really obey him.” Deuteronomy 8:2 (TLB)

    God will save you from hidden traps.” Psalm 91:3 (NCV)

    “God has led you away from danger, giving you freedom.” Job 36:16 (NLT)

    Joseph: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” Genesis 50:20

    “Jesus replied, ‘You don’t realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’”
    John 13:7 (NIV).

    For when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems . . . then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.” James 1:4 (TLB)

    “So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well developed.” James 1:4 (The Message)

    “(This happened) . . . so we might learn to trust, not in ourselves, but in God.”
    1 Corinthians 1:9 (PHILLIPS)

    “Has all your painful experience brought you nowhere?” Galatians 3:4 (PHILLIPS)

    “If you are suffering according to God’s will, keep on doing what is right and trust yourself to the God who made you, for he will never fail you.” 1 Peter 4:19 (TLB)

    Jeremiah 17:10; But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.”

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  • David

    Give is one example of what you thought was possible has succeeded?

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  • Were there any locals at oistins that were unmasked and got arrested? has any local been “arrested” / punished for going unmasked outdoors?

    Can any tourist visit a “safe zone” without showing proof of vaccination or recent test?

    The Covid rules are forever changing
    From since summer I have been taking part in out door races where u had to be vaccinated or tested by a Covid dog to participate No masks were required for the events but I had to put on mask to take the train before and after ( outdoors vs indoors)

    Today I cannot enter a sport stadium to watch a game unless I can show prove I am fully vaccinated

    For the last two years I cannot see my dentist unless I sign a form that I did have certain symptoms recently or I have not travelled outside USA within the last two weeks then I also have a temperature check

    For all events I had another choice

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  • 2020s
    Mia must have won the Bajan Woman of the Decade Award already and it is only 2021 still
    A Bajan Politician who is not corrupt, on the take, looking for their pocket, is something new
    Can You Dig It?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    Pacha…don’t know if you saw this website yet, it’s live again, will launch as soon as i sleep for a month…lol

    https://african-online-publishing.webflow.io

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  • Without any doubt, our vaccination campaign has failed. It does not help to deny that the low vaccination uptake alone has caused our disaster. Our unvaccinated masses can wear masks for another thousand years and disinfect their hands ten times a day until their hands rot. It will do no good. The virus will gradually kill or sicken all the unvaccinated.

    We need a final solution: Our indigenous masses, in their superstition and mental backwardness, fear vaccination more than the white man. Therefore, we must immunise the masses naturally.

    Until then, all unvaccinated locals should have to wear a yellow armband so that our vaccinated tourists can cross to the other side of the road in time.

    There are enough historical examples for such measures.

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  • @ Heather
    Well said! The so-called safe zones are not even safe since the vaccines do nor prevent transmission of the virus. The whole idea is just a sop to the private sector who have been demanding mandatory vaccination of Bajans and discrimination against those who choose not be vaccinated as a marketing ploy for the tourism sector. Furthermore, contrary to the fear mongering of the vaccine fanatics, the vast majority of people who catch covid neither die from it nor need hospital treatment for it. Dr Armogan’s performance should make it clear to Bajans who it is that actually have the steering wheel in their hand – not much has changed in that regard since 1627.

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  • I wish people would not misuse the words segregation and apartheid. These words had real meaning. Segregation defined the genuine suffering of black Americans in the American south. Apartheid defined the suffering of black South Africans. Now these words are being grossly misused. People who don’t want to be vaccinated to protect themselves and other seven in the midst of a 100 year pandemic are claiming that they are suffering from segregation and suffering from apartheid, Nothing cold be further from the truth.

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  • South Africa is an interesting case, where everyone including non-whites was higher on the pecking order than blanks were.

    Some may not see the parallel, but when other groups start segmenting our society then we are on a strange path. They may be small in number, do not hold electoral office, but their political power is immense.

    I would not call it segregation or apartheid. Let’s be polite and call it segmentation.

    “Customer segmentation is how businesses divide their audience into smaller subsets or different groups of customers, based on common characteristics like demographics, psychographics and behavior.”

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  • @angela cox November 14, 2021 8:16 AM “Unless barbadians rise up…”

    151,634 people, that is 2/3 of Bajans 12 years old and older have already risen up and voted with their arms and and VOLUNTARILY taken the Covid vaccine. Not a fella nor gal has been forced.

    Tek dat.

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  • @GP November 14, 2021 8:31 AM “THE HEART (OF MAN) IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS AND DESPERATELY WICKED.”

    Sounds like ya talkin’ ’bout yaself, ya buddy Trump and other white right wing nutters.

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  • @TheOGazerts November 14, 2021 9:15 AM “…the conservative Bajan culture…”

    Where did you ever get the idea that the Bajan culture was conservative?

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  • From BT
    “Cherry also invited prominent developer Mark Maloney to sit on the board of his company.

    “I know you are a wonderful business man who loves your country and gets things done. I need persons like yourself with your level of influence to sit on our board, so we too can get some of our projects passed without so many problems,” the entrepreneur stated.”

    Cherry appealed to two ministers and then to Mark Maloney. All bases covered? Perhaps he should invite Armogan as well.

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  • Perhaps culture is the wrong word….

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  • @GP November 14, 2021 8:31 AM “THE HEART (OF MAN) IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS AND DESPERATELY WICKED.”

    Sounds like ya talkin’ ’bout yaself, ya buddy Trump and other white right wing nutters.

    IDIOT THAT IS A BIBLICAL INJUNCTION FROM JEREMIAH 17:9

    IT REFERS TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN NOT ONLY MEN

    BOTH MEN AND WOMEN HAVE HEARTS

    THAT INCLUDES YOU AND THE MAN DAT BREED YOU AND WONT MARRY TO YOU

    IT IS AN INJUNCTION THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED

    IT REFERS TO WOMEN LIKE YOU WHO LIVE WID MEN DAT NOT THEIR OWN HUSBANDS AND WHO STILL GO EVERY SUNDAY TO THE COMMUNION REAL

    HAVE YOU GOT IT YET?

    I AM A VERY PATIENT TEACHER SO HERE IT IS AGAIN

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9

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  • @Pachamama November 14, 2021 9:38 AM “giving legitimacy to bulling etc.”

    Stupssseee!!!

    Tell me this, has anybody anywhere ever asked any government anywhere, permission before having sex?

    As long as you are not troubling people’s children, as long as you are not troubling anybody without their consent, as long as you are not troubling the people’s sheep, goats, pigs, fowls and other livestock. As long as you don’t do it on Broad Street at noon on a Friday, I am cool.

    I promise never to go into anybody’s bedroom unless I first knock and am invited in. I promise never to peep into anybody’s bedroom.

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  • Yuh sista heh, Cuhdear! These people are obsessed with controlling other people, even those who are not religious are bedroom police.

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  • @Tron November 14, 2021 7:20 PM “all unvaccinated locals should have to wear a yellow armband…There are enough historical examples for such measures.”

    Nazi go home!

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  • GP,

    You do know that some women prefer not to be married, don’t you?

    You guys are stuck in the nineteenth century!

    Enough of the common “breeding” talk! Really!

    I gone again. There is nothing here to see. Pure piffle!

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  • @Tee White November 14, 2021 8:16 PM ” Furthermore, contrary to the fear mongering of the vaccine fanatics, the vast majority of people who catch covid neither die from it nor need hospital treatment for it.”

    Nobody. nobody has ever said that the vast majority of people who get covid die from it or need hospitalization. We all understand that the mortality/death rate is about 2%. What you don’t seem to understand is that 2% of Barbados’ population is about 5.400 hundred people.

    I’ve already lost a school mate, a church member and a neighbor.

    How many more must die before vultures like you are bloated and satisfied?

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  • And how much does it cost to take care of a person in intensive care for 30 days or more?

    And who pays?

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  • GP That is a Biblical injunction from Jeremiah 17:9 that applies directly to you, ya buddy Trump and other assorted white right wing nutters.

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  • @Donna November 14, 2021 10:20 PM “Yuh sista heh, Cuhdear! These people are obsessed with controlling other people, even those who are not religious are bedroom police.”

    Some of these old men are just one step removed from the village Peeping Tom. Maybe some of them WERE/ARE the nuisance village Peeping Toms.

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  • GP seems to believe that his doggie is holy. Ask him what he was doing with the same doggie when his first marriage ended after 10 years and the second did not begin until about 25 years later. Perchance he was putting his doggie in his ear??? Lolll!!!

    Unless we conceive through artificial insemination by donor, ALL conceptions occur in EXACTLY the same fashion, the thing that in Barbados that is commonly called foo-ping.

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  • Sweet fuh days. World class musicians.

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  • “Cherry appealed to two ministers and then to Mark Maloney. All bases covered? Perhaps he should invite Armogan as well

    could never understand the thought processes….he can easily invite a few of the dudes now serving time at Dodds to sit on his board and it will be the same thing, now why the hell would he even think that inviting such a corrupt, dangerous devious criminal into HIS COMPANY. knowing how little regard he has for the law, love to show those blacks how he could break it without consequences and the parliament negros would reward him because that is the only way they can touch him, while the people go to jail for stupid shit…………something is very deeply wrong with people’s thought processes…i wouldn’t want such a criminal anywhere near any business of mine, and would go to any length to prevent even a whiff of such poison from stinking up my environemnt….that’s an INSTANT unmoveable STAIN on ya business, ya self esteem and self confidence have to plunge to an unreadable level to even think in that direction…. shows the degraded mindsets of those in the parliament…and those who interact with them….they are just UNABLE TO RISE ABOUT ANY OF IT….their own homemade poison.

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  • .they are just UNABLE TO RISE ABOVE ANY OF IT….their own homemade poison brew…. corruption cocktail.

    and here i am going to so many lengths to make sure that not one corrupt element can even cast a shadow near my business without me DESTROYING THEM..

    “I would not call it segregation or apartheid. Let’s be polite and call it segmentation.

    “Customer segmentation is how businesses divide their audience into smaller subsets or different groups of customers, based on common characteristics like demographics, psychographics and behavior.”

    shit by any other names is still shit….don’t ever let them do that…i would stop shopping with everyone of those demons first….and find other ways to get goods and services…from the time they are targeting customers…..i stop shop……as long as my money no longer goes to them.

    .the population has to PUT ITS FOOT FIRMLY DOWN…

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  • Bad back’ keeps Queen away
    LONDON – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth missed yesterday’s Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph due to a sprained back, extending the 95-year-old monarch’s absence from public life after she was ordered to rest following a stay in hospital last month.
    A Buckingham Palace source said the sprain was unrelated to the unspecified ailment that caused the queen’s hospital visit, calling it an “incredibly unfortunate coincidence”.
    But Elizabeth’s absence from an engagement she sees as one of the most significant of the year will increase concerns about her health.
    The ceremony would have been the queen’s first in-person public engagement since she was advised to rest after spending a night in hospital on Oct. 20-21.
    “Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service,” the palace said in a statement earlier on Sunday.
    In her 69 years on the throne, the monarch had previously missed the event at the Cenotaph War Memorial in central London only six times, four while on tour abroad and twice while pregnant.
    The ceremony is held on the nearest Sunday to Nov. 11 to mark the end of World War One. The sight of the queen at the event has been one of the defining images of her reign through the decades: head bowed, wearing black and displaying a red poppy.
    The royal family joins leading members of the government, overseas representatives, and military on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate those who lost their lives in conflict by laying wreaths.
    In recent years, the queen’s son and heir, Prince Charles, has laid a wreath on her behalf while she watches from a balcony at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Charles laid the wreath again this Sunday, while his wife Camilla, along with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, watched from the balcony.
    Thousands of veterans later marched past the Cenotaph, led by the band of the Coldstream Guards.
    The queen is the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch. Since being advised to rest, she has missed events such as the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow and a festival to remember the nation’s war dead on Saturday evening.
    The palace source said the queen hoped to continue as planned with her schedule of light official duties this week. The queen has recently been photographed meeting dignitaries online.
    Attending the Cenotaph event would have required the queen to make a car journey from her residence at Windsor Castle, west of London, and to stand for a period of time. (Reuters)

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  • @ Cuhdear Bajan
    When it comes to saving lives and preventing the need for hospitalisation of people in the at risk group, I am totally in agreement with you and am pretty sure the overwhelming majority of Bajans are too. The current stategy, however, is not effective in achieving that. First, you can’t protect someone else by getting vaccinated because the vaccines do no prevent virus transmission and there is an increasing number of studies which come to the conclusion that the vaccines have no significant impact on virus transmission. So the choice to get vaccinated is a choice to protect yourself from possible serious illness or death if you are in the at risk group. If you are not in the at risk group, getting vaccinated offers you no additional protection.

    So it’s not clear why the traditional approach to managing contagious respiratory diseases by identifying the at risk group and providing them with protection has been abandoned. Wouldn’t such an approach make more sense than trying to vaccinate everyone and then persecuting those who chose not to be vaccinated whether they would benefit from the vaccine or not?

    Furthermore, the idea that is constantly being pushed that the vaccines offer the only effective prophylaxis is clearly false. The state of Uttar Pradesh in Inda is clear evidence of this. It is a state of over 200 million people which in April was reporting around 35,000 new cases of Covid each day. They developed a Covid containment strategy which has seen the number of cases dramatically cut and are now reporting around 9 new cases per day. Their current vaccination rate is currently around 20%, a third of ours. If our focus was on protecting people and saving lives, wouldn’t we get in touch with the health authorities in that state to see what lessons we can learn to apply here?

    Questioning what people tell you and making sure that they are not giving you a 6 for a 9 is what we should all be doing as responsible citizens. It doesn’t make you a vulture who wants other people to suffer or die.

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  • @Tee White

    Tell us a strategy in the world that is effective please .

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  • Good input from Stephen Lashley, another person I know is not a monster.

    Those who moan and groan incessantly, expecting perfection, ought to examine how far humanity has come from the days I read about in the history books.

    I like to keep things in perspective. We at least have an understanding of the inherent human rights of all men, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. This alone is an improvement. We have laws that have been adjusted as our understanding increased. What we lack is implementation and enforcement across the board.

    Perhaps that will always be a challenge. We must continue to advocate and push for justice, social, economic and otherwise for all people all of the time, knowing that it an elusive ideal.

    There is no magic spell to change the minds of humans. It requires hard work. But change most of us do over time.

    I am so sorry that I cannot moan and groan all day long but in my life I have found that I achieved much more AFTER I stopped moaning and groaning, put problems into perspective, appreciated what I had, and set about using it towards a gradual improvement.

    Life is not yet perfect but it is enjoyable. Today is another day in which I intend to strive to make it even better.

    Time we get real and do that as black Barbadian people – together as a group, but with clear heads and emotional intelligence.

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  • And therein lies the hypocrisy with these FRAUD MINISTERS…they can only go after the Black population for these things, that child died at the entrance to Coverley because town and planning directives to remove the illegal round about protrusion was ignored and the criminal not imprisoned for the child’s death….business associate or not, but Cherry is easy pickings, his skin color don’t appeal to the anti-black haters in parliament…

    .so while we are on the topic……why was the CAVE IN at Britton’s Hill and the illegal drilling that caused the death of the young Codrington family not STOPPED BY town and planning and why has the family not yet been compensated after 13 years, can’t even get the case to a court hearing….HYPOCRISY…

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/10/24/cry-settlement-arch-cot-case

    this garnered nearly 3 hundred views on one site 22 days ago, it was disturbing for some to see how people are treated…

    all of them need to be DUMPED from the parliament.

    “Cherry, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc, was responding to Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Kerrie Symmonds, who last week accused the waste hauler of starting a project at Mangrove, St Thomas without permission from Town and Country Planning.

    This followed a video circulating on social media showing employees at the proposed site of Cherry’s Recycling Project Limited expressing concern about the likely destruction of a cave, which was discovered at the site during excavation of the area and even revealing stalactites, some of which were already broken.

    Symmonds said the Chief Town Planner and the Environmental Protection Department should intervene and take urgent action against Cherry, whose planned project straddles his St James Central constituency and that of St Thomas MP Cynthia Forde.

    The Minister contended that the controversial waste hauler’s efforts to construct a recycling facility “without permission” should not be tolerated, declaring that Barbados does not need business people who treat rules and regulations as a matter of convenience.”

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  • CORRECTION:

    why was the CAVE IN at Britton’s Hill and the illegal drilling that caused the death of the young Codrington family not STOPPED BY town and planning and why has the family not yet been compensated after 14 YEARS…., can’t even get the case to a court hearing….HYPOCRISY…

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  • donna re GP, You do know that some women prefer not to be married, don’t you?

    I ALSO KNOW THAT THE WORD OF GOD TEACHES THAT IT IS WRONG TO PRACTICE THIS LIVE WID THING WE LIKE IN BIM
    I ALSO KNOW THAT THE MAN DAT BREED SILLY SIMPLE SIMON WONT MARRY SHE AND THAT SHE COULD NOT GET HER OWN HUSBAND YET SHE CAME ON BU TALKING ABOUT A WOMAN WHO WAS AVLE TO DO WHAT SHE COULD NOT ACHIEVE
    THEN SHE COMES ON BU TO WRONGLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH THUS

    GP That is a Biblical injunction from Jeremiah 17:9 that applies directly to you, ya buddy Trump and other assorted white right wing nutters.

    Jeremiah 17:9 SPEAKS ABOUT THE HEART CONDITION OF ALL MEN AND WOMEN

    IT SPEAKS ALSO ABOUT THE DECEIT OF ALL THOSE WHO LIVE WID MEN IN SIN AND THEN GO TO THE COMMUNION RAIL PUNNA A SUNDEE, SUCH PEOPLE ARE DENIGRATING THE CLEAR TEACHING OF 1 Corinthians 11:29

    NOTE THAT WHEN THESE DECITFUL WOMEN HAVE THIER SIN OF LIVE WID EXPOSED THEY TALK RUBBISH BUT IT IS WRITTEN IN LUKE 15 EXCEPT YE REPENT YE SHALLALL LIKE PERISH
    SO THE RUBBISH BELOW WILL LOT CUT IT AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT

    @Donna November 14, 2021 10:20 PM “Yuh sista heh, Cuhdear! These people are obsessed with controlling other people, even those who are not religious are bedroom police.”Some of these old men are just one step removed from the village Peeping Tom. Maybe some of them WERE/ARE the nuisance village Peeping Toms.

    YOU WONT BE ABLE TO BRING SUCH A RUBBISH ARGUEMENT BEFORE THE LORD ON DAT DAY

    NOR WILL YOU BE ABLE TO BRING THIS FOOLISH ARGUMENT EITHER
    Unless we conceive through artificial insemination by donor, ALL conceptions occur in EXACTLY the same fashion, the thing that in Barbados that is commonly called foo-ping.

    SILLY SIMPLE SIMON SHOULD KNOW AND BE AN EXAMPLE TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND HER
    THE BIBLE FROM AS EARLY AS GENESIS 2 SETS DOWN THE RULES

    THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE HAD TO LIVE WID MEN WHO BRED YOU LIKE A PIG WITH OUT MARRYING YOU IS SINFUL AND MOST UNBECOMING AND TO COMPOUND IT BY GOING TO THE COMMUNION RAIL PUNNA SUNDEE IS REPREHENSIBLE

    IT IS TRUE THE HEART OF BOTH MEN AND WOMEN ID DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS

    WE ARE TOLD THAT ALL HAVE SINNED BUT SIMPLE SIMON TALKS ABOUT TRUMP AND RIGHT WING NUTTERS

    BUT ALL MEANS ALL

    SILLY SIMPLE SIMON LIVIN IN SIN OUT OF WEDLOCK IS WRONG AND IF YOU TINK IT IS OK YOU HAVE BEEN DECIEVED AND ARE DECIETFUL AND A POOR EXAMPLE TO THE YOUTH

    IT IS SUCH DEPARTURE FROM THE FAITH THAT IS DESTROYING BARBADOS— AND THE WORLD
    DE MAN BRRED YA AND WONT MARRY YOU
    YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR OWN HUSBAND
    THAT IS YOUR STORY THAT IS YOUR SONG
    LIVIN IN SIN AND DE MAN BREEDING YA ALL ALONG

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  • You dont “know” one shiiite.

    But you “believe” a lot of shiiite.

    And there’s an ocean of difference.

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U November 15, 2021 4:45 AM
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    ….. could never understand the thought processes….he can easily invite a few of the dudes now serving time at Dodds to sit on his board and it will be the same thing, now why the hell would he even think that inviting such a corrupt, dangerous devious criminal into HIS COMPANY. knowing how little regard he has for the law, love to show those blacks how he could break it without consequences and the parliament negros would reward him because that is the only way they can touch him, while the people go to jail for stupid shit…
    (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    “We” think you are misreading the real message being relayed by the ‘Cherry’ fellow.

    He is saying, sarcastically, exactly what you have been preaching all along about the ‘exacting’ influence on the black politicians by the criminal gang of the minorities making up the majority of businesses in a majority black Barbados.

    He is telling you that he has fallen from MAM’s grace and has been replaced by the same whoring blue-eyed business magnate who showed his true colour(s) under the ‘yellow’ former DLP administration.

    Why not dig deeper into the garbage can to find out who is the ‘Pro’ source and why is ‘it’ trying to do exactly what Joseph & Joseph initiated and tried to expand from the time they and MAM were more than ‘pink’ business friends?

    Now that ‘there’ is real money to be made from ‘waste’ the poor chap has been tossed overboard from the climate changing ship SS Bajan Recycler.

    BTW, shouldn’t the business hands of MAM’s current financier be tied up with his imaginary erection of the US$ 175 million Hyatt venture due for completion in 2022 instead of sitting on a lowly Board handling garbage down in the dumps?

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  • RE You dont “know” one shiiite. But you “believe” a lot of shiiite. And there’s an ocean of difference.
    LOL AND YOU KNOW EVATING SO TEACH US THEN TEACH US MAN TEACH US

    LIKE HELP US TO SOLVE THE COVID CONUNDRUM

    SOLVE THE US – CUBA PROBLEM TOO

    AND HELP OUT SILLY SIMON TOO CAUSE SHE WAS BRED LIKE A PIG AND COULD NOT GET HER OWN HUSBAND AS THE BIBLE SPECIFIES
    I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO COME DOWN TO YOU PEPLE LEVEL IN DE RUM SHOP MAN
    AND UM IS BARE SPORT MAN

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  • NOW LISTEN TO ATTWOODS TEACH ME O LORD

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  • THIS ONE IS GOOD TOO
    THIS IS THE WAY I TRY TO FOLLOW

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  • MAN LAST NIGHT I SAT IN ON A BIBLE READING ON JUDE
    THE FELLAS ONLY GOT TO VERSE TWO BUT THE TEACHING WAS OF A VERY HIGH STANDARD

    SEE CHRIST IN VERSE ONE
    HE SUMMONED US—called
    HE SANCTIFIES US- sets us apart
    HE SEASONS US– keeps or preserves us
    keep or one of his cognates is of course the key word of the book

    e.g in verse 24 HE KEEPS US FROM STUMBLING

    THIS IS HOW I HAVE OUTLINED THAT VERSE SINCE 1981

    HE PREVENTS US FROM FALLING
    HE WILL PRESENT US AS FAULTLESS

    PACHAMAMA CAN YOU IMPROVE ON THAT MAN?

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  • let him who is without sin cast the first stone

    Hypocritical Christian morons like GP want to stone Cuh Dear Bajan
    (and also give Trump a free pass for fucking and raping women on the regular)
    (as I am without sin I have got a Jesus Christ license to be the first to cast a stone at GP and chase that hypocrite devil on the level with a pebble)

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  • You exhibit all the classical symptons as listed in the PDR of the madness begotten from the belief in that which is not real – eponymous belief. Such a mind is worthy of death.

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  • RE You exhibit all the classical symptons as listed in the PDR of the madness begotten from the belief in that which is not real – eponymous belief.
    LOL PLEASE KINDLY LIST FOR US the classical symptons as listed in the PDR of the madness
    IF YOU READ IT PROPERLY YOU WILL NOTE THAT THE MANAGEMENT IS NOT “Such a mind is worthy of death.
    AS IT IS WRITTEN PROFESSING YOURSELF TO BE WISE YOU SHOW YOURSELF A FOOL
    YOU SEEM TO DO THIS ALL THE TIME
    YOU ARE INFLICTED WITH “FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE” UH LIE
    LOL
    HILARIOUS SIMPLY HILARIOUS

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  • RE Hypocritical Christian morons like GP want to stone Cuh Dear Bajan
    NOT AT ALL SIR NOT AT ALL
    I JUST TRYING TO CORRECT HER ERRANT WAY OF THIS LIVING WID TING AND BEING BRED LIKE A PIG BY A MAN DAT WONT MARRRY SHE
    IT IS THAT MAN DAT STONING SHE NOT ME SIR
    YOU GUYS JUST MAKE ME LAUGH
    YOUR LOGIC IS EXTREMELY POOR
    BUT YOU KEEP ME HEALTHY FOR LAUGHTER IS INDEED THE VERY BEST MEDICINE

    I DONT NEED TV WHEN I CAN FOLLOW YOU BU MORONS
    COME AGAIN SOON YA HEAR?

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  • I JUST TRYING TO CORRECT HER ERRANT WAY OF THIS LIVING WID TING AND BEING BRED LIKE A PIG BY A MAN DAT WONT MARRRY SHE

    three dozen women have accused trump of sexual misconduct yet still you are stirring up shit like a fundamental christian bitch and you are not even a priest

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  • The correction is ours. We are not saying the PDR says death, you idiot. The classical symptoms are listed. You go and read them yourself. Doctor heal thyself!

    Only an asshole or a madman will presume this writer to be saying that the PDR recommends death. No it is this writer’s judgement that because you have those degenerative symptoms that death is the only corrective.

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  • RE The correction is ours. We are not saying the PDR says death, you idiot. The classical symptoms are listed. You go and read them yourself. Doctor heal thyself!

    Only an asshole or a madman will presume this writer to be saying that the PDR recommends death. No it is this writer’s judgement that because you have those degenerative symptoms that death is the only corrective.

    RANT AND RAVE WITH YOUR NONSEQUITURS LOL
    I HEY LAUGHING AS I ROCK
    WHY DO YOU ONLY CITE THE PDR ? DONT YOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS? DIDNT YOU LEARN THE SYMPTOMS WHEN YOU BECAME BOARD CERTIFIED IN PSYCHIATRY? LOL

    SO IF I HAVE DEGENERATE SYMPTOMS WHY IS SUCH A DEGENERATE MOCKING YOU SO EFECTIVELY AND HAVE YOU FOAMING AT THE MOUTH IN ANGER WHILE THE DEGENERATE MOCK YOU AND THOSE OF YOUR VERY SAD ILK?
    CAN YOU TELL US WHERE YOU STUDIED PSYCHIATRY, SIR?

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  • RE three dozen women have accused trump of sexual misconduct yet still you are stirring up shit like a fundamental christian bitch and you are not even a priest
    YOU HAVE MADE THREE STATEMENTS IN YOUR ONE SENTENCE BUT THEY ARE DISCONNECTED

    1-three dozen women have accused trump of sexual misconduct
    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME. TRUMP IS NOT MY RELATIVE OR LEADER IN MORALS OR ANYTHING ELSE. HE IS NOT MY PATTERN FOR LIVING

    2 yet still you are stirring up shit like a fundamental christian
    THIS PHRASE 2 HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PHRASE 1. IT ONLY INDICATES THAT YOUR LOGIC AND READING ARE FLAWED. GENUINE BELIEVERS HAVE TAUGHT THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAKE BEFORETALK EXISTED IN HIS MOTHER’S WOMB,AND CONTINUE SO TO DO NOW, AND IN FACT THIS WILL OCCUR EVEN IN THE PEIOD CALLED THE GREAT TRIBULATION. LOOK IT UP IN REVELATION

    3 you are not even a priest
    IT SEEMS THAT YOUR OPINION IS AT VARIANCE WITH THE VERY CLEAR TEACHING OF I PETER 2:9 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
    YOUR THEOLOGY IS AS FLAWED AS YOUR LOGIC, IT SEEMS
    YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT APRIEST IS AND WHAT HIS ROLE IS, ACCORDING TO WHAT THE BIBLE TEAHES THEREABOUT

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  • Waru
    Had a brief look. Have read or have everything noticed in library.

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  • “We” think you are misreading the real message being relayed by the ‘Cherry’ fellow.”

    Miller…i don’t know if you remember when corrupt governments x2 refused to pay Al Barrack what they owed him and he dressed up in white face…because he figured that is the only way they would take him seriously, he did show the world how dirty and racist the island is, but that also did not not work as expected and he had to take it to the wire with the anti-black frauds in the parliament to get what is his…….i remembered him while i read the article….

    what “we” need to do is come to terms with the types of criminals they are enabling and protecting, especially that one who LIVES to feed off how we view him, the attention he gets, that is what gives him his strength to commit more crimes successfully …..does counterfeit vaccine scam sound familiar….after all he has done before….and not afraid to do even more to RAID THE TREASURY…

    when “we” insist that he is untouchable and we would have to be him to get through on the island, we give him the attention he needs to proceed…he swells up his skinny chest..and feeds off that…

    despite all the crimes committed the death of the child and covered up by his wicked enablers…they still act as though he is in charge…..”we” have to TAKE THAT false sense of power he got away from him……i would not even say in jest that a criminal like that and his stench could be anywhere near my company…..not even hypothetically would i want his presence seen heard or felt anywhere near a company of mine, check how Liat ended, the people cannot even get severance, it’s time we think more critically….yes, it’s annoying that vote beggars still have the corruption has a daily special…….and all their corrupt minorities LINED OFF waiting to proceed with more crimes for which THEY KNOW…..the sellouts WILL NEVER LOCK THEM UP…………but they can ALL BE TAKEN DOWN…no one has to accept them FEEDING OFF BLACK LIVES…

    parliament frauds only bend and bow for minority criminals…..that is where we should be looking, at those who enable condone and protect them using Black people’s resources…..the power is there to rid the place of them, but first you have to rid yourselves of their first line of defense….the black face TRAITORS…

    it’s well known that whatever relationship the waste hauler had with Mrs. Maloney went sour…..a while now…been hearing details.

    .remember how the minority criminals from Barbados and across the Caribbean lined themselves off to jump ahead of us on our continent…with the help of their parliament enablers…….AND GOT A SHOCK…well they need an EVEN BIGGER ONE…i will let yall figure it out..

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  • “Have read or have everything noticed in library.”

    Pacha….when did you read my book, and why did i not hear a critique?

    now you say library, i got a whole unit to install on that site, but all types of work still needs to be done, the work load is something, but will get to it eventually..one big problem at a time…

    I hope Heather is seeing this, it’s never just cut and dried…..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    Pacha…i think the fault is mine, i mentioned the website to be launched soon but may not have mentioned that i launched the book last week on another site that was launched , still trying to get back my wits..

    BOOKS

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  • Should this cave at Mangrove be explored and mapped ?

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/11/15/cherrys-heavy-burden/

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  • Waru
    Looked at the website again. No have NOT read your book but that cover picture appears on another book in library it seems, no?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    I had the cover customized…..but billions of books and covers have been produced over the centuries so some will share many similarities…especially those with plantation settings used to bring to life and to mind the monstrosities,

    plus the dude on the cover you would have seen before, when i saw the photo i was like i have seen him….turns out he had sued some lowlife slavers from the US, in the 18th century for kidnapping him from Sierra Leone and claiming when they “:found” him he was already a slave, he won the case and was able to return to Afrika…he is the hero of La Amistad.

    this is his name….

    Cover photo of Sengbe Pieh, other name, Joseph Cinqué, member of the Mende people and hero of the Spanish slave ship La Amistad who led a revolt after he and others were kidnapped from Sierra Leone, Afrika.

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  • So yes, you have seen his photo before…..i look forward to your critique of the book after you have read and digested it…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    And just to titillate….check out the Chapter 1 heading…..and remember who said this all the time, when i was not saying it…..it is high time that more is said so our future generations have a fighting chance….will drop excerpts from time to time….

    “Chapter 1
    Knowing Not, That We Know Not
    Despite the illusion of “independence” drilled into the minds of two lifetimes of unaware populations, there is no people empowerment.”

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  • “The road to the segregated republic”
    does that imply whites thought blacks were a virus that would infect them when they had racial segregation

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  • Steupse! You know what I think about the Bible. You and your God-in-a-book!

    Some women want children without marriage. It is not that a man “breeds” her without marrying her. Some women use the man as “a stud” and refuse marriage and others love the man and don’t care about papers.

    You old farts tend to see yourselves as some prize that all women spend their lives trying to win.

    You old farts need to get real and understand that not every woman needs validation from some man. So that not every unmarried woman, even one with children, is so because she could not get a husband or could not get the man to marry her.

    If Cuhdear Bajan felt something lacking in her life and was ashamed of it, you would not have known of her marital status. On the contrary, she appears to have enjoyed her life to the maximum… and still does.

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  • Big Fight Commentary

    A Blow For Blow Breakdown

    Cuhdear implied the Bible was written by (misogynist) men a few days ago,

    This made GP vexed like a cantankerous old man and started verbally attacking Cuhdear

    John stirred up the shit, setting up GP with a Bible verse about virgin women, marriage and children

    then the idle troll GP went in for the overkill kill again

    GP and John have proven conclusively that Bible was written by misogynist men 2 millennia ago for misogynist backward men acting like children today

    (percentage of virgin brides in today’s society must be less than 1% is my guesstimate
    nowadays many people avoid marriage and think it is a scam due to family law divorce courts)

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  • scamdesk.com……🤣🤣🤣

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  • Add another millennia more for the Old Testament

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  • DONNA
    RE You know what I think about the Bible. You and your God-in-a-book!

    I DONT CARE A HOOT WUH YOU TINK ABOUT THE BIBLE OR GOD
    SIMPLE SIMON WAS BRED LIKE A PIG AND CANT GET HER OWN HUSBAND AS THE BIBLE TEACHES
    I HAVE READ AND STUDIED THE BIBLE FROM A CHILD BEGINNING AT MY GRAND MOTHERS FEET
    AND I BELIEVE WHAT IT SAYS AND TRY TO FOLLOW IT

    YOU CAN BELIEVE WUH YOU WANT AND TINK WUH YOU WANT TO TINK,
    I WILL CARRY ON BELIEVING WUH I BELIEVE AND TRY MY BEST TO RUN AS TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE

    WUNNAH CAHN MOCK AS WUNNAH LIKE AND I CAN MOCK BACK TOO
    ITS LOT OF FUN COMING DONG TO WUNNAH LEVEL AND MOCKING BACK

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  • We should smite GP in an Old Testament style

    Now what is that old dirty bastards name?

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