In Defence of OUR Prime Minister


The blogmaster has been a long time admirer of what is perceived as a higher level of expression of love of country expressed by Jamaicans, Bahamians, Trinidadians and a few others compared to Barbadians. A visit to the USA, UK and Canada to name three destinations Caribbean people have emigrated in numbers, you are sure to find ‘spots’ where food and other activities nurture the culture of the countries mentioned. Barbadians on the other hand are known to be more laid back and less visible to compare. 

November is the month we celebrate the lowering of the Union Jack in 1966 – in 2021 there will be the added celebration of the seminal moment we shift to a Republic. We will jettison the Queen of England and install a local, current Governor General Dame Sandra Mason. In theory this SHOULD be a moment that infuses Barbadians everywhere with pride. 

Barbadians have recently been subjected to several critiques of Prime Minister Mia Mottley from the Trinidad space. These so called social commentators have the same MO, first they register admiration of her oratory and other skills, the quick growth of her personal brand on the global stage, then proceed to attack the government of Barbados for its weak economy often citing our debt to GDP which has reverted to north of 140. True to form, Barbadians are quick to share these messages on social media platforms to bolster personal and political agendas.

There should be no argument that on the 24th of May 2018, key economic indicators confirmed the poor state of our economy. In a short three years the condition was made acute because of the ongoing pandemic, ashfall from La Soufrière volcano and hurricane Elsa did not help the cause. The blogmaster will accept the counter-argument that policies of successive governments which Mottley was a member significantly contributed to our current state. We get the political argumentation. 

In the opinion of the blogmaster, these messages being crafted by so called social commentators from neighbouring countries are designed with the purpose to make Barbadians “know their place”. How dare a person from a 2×3 island with an economy in the dumps be perceived as the leader of the Caribbean. In this space Mottley and her government will continue to feel political blows as warranted, however, Barbadians must know when to defend our good name and bare teeth by separating the wheat from the chaff.

Earlier this month Dr. Terrence Farrell a former Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and current director of Republic Bank sought to publicly school Prime Minister Mottley on the rudiments of asset liability management in banking after her “off-the-cuff and quip laden” remarks at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce luncheon. It seems Mr. Terrence’s palaver was to deliver a message to Prime Minister Mottley [quoted below]. It is not hidden from some the head of the local banker’s association is headed by the managing director of Republic Bank, Trinidadian.

It certainly doesn’t help when regional governments get economic policy wrong, and then have to restructure their domestic debt, including taking the unprecedented step of restructuring Treasury Bills which banks rely on for short-term liquidity management.

Mia Mottley and the banks

Those attending the BCCI understood Mottley was engaged in what politicians do when a general election is on the horizon with an enraged public up in arms about banks and credit unions charging Barbadians a $6.00 fee for withdrawals at ATMs. The blogmaster is disappointed Barbadians at large – including the traditional media – have not seized the opportunity to defend these veil attacks against the office of prime minister and by extension BARBADIANS notwithstanding political affiliations.

We are Barbadians first!

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  • This is what is happening to the people of Barbados
    A govt that said it cares
    Doesn’t give one sh.iit if not this unfair practice by big Tourism would not have started
    What a dam crying shame
    Govt in good moral conscience should help these people

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  • @Pacha

    There you go with your pie in the sky ideals. How practical can it be?

    @William

    When BU was started those early commenters will remember the cry’s, you cannot write that, you will be shut down etc. Others have come and gone. To address your point about gradualism.

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  • Would not be surprised
    Xxxxx
    understand from a highly reliable source that George Payne tried getting a majority of the parliamentarians to formally indicate to the Governor General that they have lost confidence in the PM but he was only able to get 14. This is still a significant number.
    George Payne
    Dale Marshall
    Dwight Sutherland
    Ronald Toppin
    Kerrie Symmonds
    Edmund Hinkson
    Dr. Sonia Browne
    Trevor Prescod
    John King
    Neil Rowe
    Charles Griffith
    Arthur Holder
    William Duguid
    Jeffrey Bostic
    [11/17, 7:49 PM] Wayne Cadagon: Reports have reached the Media and Corporate Barbados that St. Andrew MP, George Payne and the Attorney General Dale Marshall tried to gather a majority of the parliamentarians to formally indicate to the Governor General that they have lost confidence in the Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. The pair unfortunately was only able to obtain the support of the 14 above government parliamentarians giving PM Mottley the support of 15 and the Majority.

    Reliable sources indicate this is not the end and MPs are seemingly not happy with Ms. Mottley’s leadership.

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  • David

    You see something wrong wid mekking dems and bees proscribed?

    We)l, yuh defeated before yuh start. Did they not preside over 55 years of lost decades?

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  • @Pacha

    Do not agree 55 years can be so described.

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  • David
    Expectedly, but surely as lost decades have been previously adjudged, certainly even more insightful determinations shall also be so observed.

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  • When is the date for the referendum on the republic again I can’t seem to find it!

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  • Shut your mouth and flattened the tyres.

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  • So, it seems as though the ‘Eager 11’ of yesterday is the ‘Eager 14’ today.

    If the report is actually true, couldn’t Payne have solicited support from Opposition Leader Atherley to make the vote 15 to 14, depending on whether or not Mottley could vote for herself?

    Again, if there is some truth to the rumours, then, taking her autocratic leadership style into consideration, among other things, I believe it is step in the right direction.

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  • @David
    the overall thread gist aside, when I read Dr. Farrell’s comments a few weeks ago, my take was “a shot across the bow”. I am not going to repeat the issues, and rarity, of grabbing T-Bills. But in 2018 it had been as rare an occurrence in defaults, as paying default consultants ‘success fees’. It was a cash grab, and showed all who hadn’t realised, the desperate cash flow situation the GoB was in. With an election on the horizon, to me, it was merely a subtle message, with less than subtle consequences. Bluntly, given current conditions, any investor not liquidating T-Bills is either an idiot, or willing to chance waiting 5 years to see it again.

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  • In all FAIRNESS, kudos should be given to ‘government’ for at least giving consideration to the plight of the Port taxi operators.

    We all know this SUDDEN INTEREST in the wellbeing of those taximen is disingenuous and perhaps because it is politically expedient to do so, especially when one takes into consideration that the situation with tour buses competing with them was not a recent occurrence, but a PROBLEM that has been ongoing over the tenures of successive BLP and DLP administrations.

    And, we also had a situation where Transport Board buses were ferrying cruise passengers from and to the Port, which was also direct competition with taxi operators as well.

    President of the Bridgetown Port Taxi Co-Op Society Ltd., Adrian Bayley, has been expressing concerns about this developments for a number of years.

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  • @NO

    It is good to know others applied a deeper meaning to what was stated.

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  • The cruise ships are adamant that the rules and regulations would stay in place
    Which begs the question
    What did Mia know prior before this stink blew up in the wide open
    Another reason why these unfair practices by big business and white shadows working outside
    parliament have kept their best interest tucked safely away
    While black.owned business suffered a devastating fate
    Covid continues to unmasked the inner working of big business and govt against the people
    So sad
    The voice of Mia should be heard on this ungodly and unethical practice continuing against the taxi drivers
    Just as in the many times she had step up to present a humanitarian version as to why the COVID sick cruise liners had every right to dock in Barbados waters
    The taxi drivers have a right to earn a living in their homeland and should not be a subject of unfair inhumane businesses practices by the Big Cruise line industry
    Practices which take away a financial support from having a livelihood

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  • Ministers declare end to taxi drivers bid for Port business
    Xccccc
    The headline is a bold face lie
    His intervention is too little too.late
    The minister knew of the problem but kept quite until the video circulated
    Xxcccc
    Following complaints from taxi operators at the Bridgetown Port that they are not getting work from cruise vessels, two ministers declared an end to their plight on Wednesday.
    Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey who met with taxi operators at the Bridgetown Port said it is expected that once cruise ships return to Barbados, taxi drivers will be able to benefit from the vessels’ presence.
    Humphrey said that despite conversations with cruise liners, even at this time, some vessels, through correspondence to passengers onboard were insisting that taxi operators won’t be able to transport visitors around the island.
    He and Senator Cummins co-chaired a meeting with the Royal Caribbean Line where Barbados’ position on the issue was made clear and that with immediate effect, authorized taxi operators must be able get work, he said.
    Humphrey explained: “Given the conversations that the Bridgetown Port and BTMI and the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs would have had with the ships, it was our belief that once the ship came to Barbados that the smaller taxi associations would have been given the opportunity to take on the bubble tours the persons on board the vessels as well.
    “Unfortunately, that was not the case, I had received a letter that was given to the guests on board the ship previously that only tours that were booked onboard the ship which would have been with the larger tour operators would have been allowed to disembark. And what that meant in essence is that the persons who would normally get off and book a taxi would not be able to do so. Now that is regrettable.”
    The minister noted that over the summer, taxi operators, most of whom were vaccinated, were trained in following the COVID-19 protocols, and should be given a fair opportunity to get work.
    Senator Cummins who described the conversation with the partners as robust, said it is not possible in the halls of Parliament to navigate the rights and enfranchisement of vendors, while simultaneously at the Bridgetown Port, there were operators who were unable to earn a living and a livelihood from the cruise industry that they have served.
    Senator Cummins said: “We have every confidence, Minister Humphrey and I and the Government of Barbados, that the same taxi operators that worked with us throughout the pandemic, that took persons from the Grantley Adams International Airport to quarantine hotels, that took persons from quarantine hotels in some instances to facilities where they were able to benefit from medical care.
    “That those same taxi operators that benefitted from training under the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc so they are consistent with the COVID-19 monitoring protocols, that the same taxi operators that were able to work with us when times were hard, we have every confidence that those taxi operators equally have an opportunity and the capability to service our cruise lines as we welcome them back.”
    President of the Independent Sea Port Taxi Union, Anthony Eastmond, said it has been difficult for taxi operators as they have been unable to ply their trade. Eastmond said he was now satisfied that the ministers and relevant stakeholders stepped in to speak to cruise liners regarding allowing passengers to book with authorized Bridgetown Port taxi operators.
    Eastmond said: “Whatever little we get at this time will be able to help us and our families.
    So yes, we are very upbeat about having the cruise lines return to the shores. We are here to provide a service within the Bridgetown Port and whenever called upon we have always responded in a positive way. So yes, we will continue transportation needs for the cruise lines, the passengers, whoever.” (AH)

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  • They know they are lying, and the people know they HAVE TO get rid of them…

    Angela…saw a clip this morning where 27 or 29 acres of land in Chancery Lane was allegedly stolen from the people in one area…told they could not get planning pernission to build board houses because it would devalue the few other houses in the area made of wall, so the solution….take their land away..and give it to maloney….to build over priced dog kennels…..with the treasury and loans at risk..

    the people have to get rid of these wretches…

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  • Why should we believe you and ignore the what the president of the Taxi association stated on the matter?

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  • It boggles the mind that a country which in an era gone by had black owned shops that these shop owners did not receive the same level of economic respect and confidence by black govt to rise to the same level of economic power as foreigner interest that entered the country
    As a matter of fact some were bulldozed to make room for foreign interest
    When will barbadians awake and make a powerful noise which sends a message for rightful ownership
    With a Republic on the horizon and the Constitution being placed under the microscopic lens of govt bajans can face a defeating task of being shut out in the future as govt erase or proposed new legislation or guidelines
    A recent social media report has stated that The Word God would be erase from the Anthem
    Such news has given rise to condemnation across social media
    As the old folks say where their is some their is fire 🔥

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  • You should be interested to know Fairchild Street market stalls are open for business. In time for the ushering of the new republic and soon to be King of England Prince Charles.

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  • DavidNovember 18, 2021 6:44 AM

    Why should we believe you and ignore the what the president of the Taxi association stated on the matter?
    Xxxx
    What is being said by the Head of the Taxi Association does not entertain a solid solution as to what Humphrey is saying
    Quote

    Humphrey said that despite conversations with cruise liners, even at this time, some vessels, through correspondence to passengers onboard were insisting that taxi operators won’t be able to transport visitors around the island

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  • If yall don’t get rid of the corrupt the Black population will continue to be deliberately and maliciously sunk deeper and deeper into generational poverty and will NEVER GET OUT. These criminal animals on 2 legs are on a mission to destroy black lives.

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  • If passengers prefer to make other arrangements is this not their right?

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  • (Quote):
    If the report is actually true, couldn’t Payne have solicited support from Opposition Leader Atherley to make the vote 15 to 14, depending on whether or not Mottley could vote for herself? (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That would have been a power-play tactic worthy of serious consideration in order to oust MAM.

    But wouldn’t it also spell the ‘premature’ end to the same LoO drawing a full salary for, at most, another year?

    The Bishop knows he will not be re-elected and intends to extract as much personal financial gain in the current capacity of the LoO.

    Now who at the behest of “HATS” could be fighting (among themselves) to politically behead MAM at this stage?
    Certainly not Uncle Jeffrey!

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  • DavidNovember 18, 2021 6:49 AM

    You should be interested to know Fairchild Street market stalls are open for business. In time for the ushering of the new republic and soon to be King of England Prince Charles.

    Xxxxc
    Hip hip horray
    2×4 stalls for the black businesses to fight over
    Then Mia confiscate Land fuh Maloney and Hyatt to build on
    Maloney also owned the land at Coverly
    All designed to shut out the black people
    U David need to hide yuh face

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  • Which government made the deal with Maloney? Was it the DLP?

    Mr. Barven agreed to the specifications of the stall.

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  • DavidNovember 18, 2021 8:11 AM

    Which government made the deal with Maloney? Was it the DLP?
    Xxxx
    Oh is that your answer to givt policies that affect the best interest of the barbadians
    Yuh dont have any kiss me a.sss sense not to say that such a purpose by which black barbadians best interest continues would forever keep black bajand struggling and pinned to the bottom of the economic barrel is wrong
    Xcxxxcc

    Mr. Barven agreed to the specifications of the stall
    Well what else can he say after govt plans are put in place and transparency is lacking when these plans are being laid out

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  • Mr. Barven agreed to thr specifications BEFORE construction of the stalls.

    Have the last word.

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  • William…we can only warn, at least they know, the rest is up to them…we have our own immediate concerns with making sure our close families don’t get caught in the generational trap being SET BY THE WICKED and CORRUPT…

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  • WURA-War-on-U,

    You seem to forget. Nothing lasts for ever.

    We in western Europe remember the fall of Eastern Europe where powrr

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  • Am sure the Slaves are so impressed they are ready to explode….and splatter their Slave shit everywhere.

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  • WURA-War-on-U,

    You seem to forget. Nothing lasts for ever.

    We in western Europe remember the fall of Eastern Europe where powerful dictator’s reign of terror and power were brought to a premature end by the masses.

    @ David,
    Please note that I do not want any notifications to my email account. I press the tick box in error. Thanks.

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  • For those seeking to either defend or support recent developments at the Bridgetown port , you should be reminded that those controlling the shipping / tour business industry are the real power players in this economic discrimination against the struggling small taxi operators, who have been treated like second class citizens, when it comes to the operations of the port , for donkey years.
    There is a brazen effort to convince the gullible that these “ successive” governments have never ruled before ..They did not solve the problems that had existed and are skillful at pretending that they are only aware when they become the government. It’s laughable to say the very least. This is consistent con artistry by both the Democratic Labour Party and the Barbados Labour Party.
    Those who are now looking to score remarkably cheap political points on both sides must know that for years in the daily press , we read headlines such as : Taxi operators at the Bridgetown port Cry out. Taxi men not gaining entry at port. Taxi operators say their are poorly treated.
    Neither the BLP nor the DLP has any credibility on this issue. They have been the only “ successive” governments the country has had.

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  • “We in western Europe remember the fall of Eastern Europe where powerful dictator’s reign of terror and power were brought to a premature end by the masses.”

    i keep telling them…only the PEOPLE can remove PERMANENTLY out of Black Afrikan lives, this gang of corrupt demonic criminals…and they better do it at the VERY FIRST OPPORTUNITY…or suffer the consequences…imagine if they had been successful with their conterfeit vaccine scam…imagine if they had not been shown the door as employees in Nigeria…..

    just imagine what these evil savages are plotting for the population with the help of the judas nigas…

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  • DavidNovember 18, 2021 8:52 AM

    Mr. Barven agreed to thr specifications BEFORE construction of the stalls.

    Have the last word

    Xxxxcc
    So what else can I say
    Another house negro willing and able to sell out what is in the better interest the people he represent
    Membership should take a close look at him and make solid determinations as to whose interest he serves

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  • @ WURA
    Calls for land reform have been ignored so there is little control over how the “ fields and hills” are managed. To institute land reform will mash the corns of COW Willams , the Maloneys and others who still behave and are allowed to behave as if we are still a plantation.

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  • Something meaningful and LONG LASTING gotta be done with and about the parliament niga…their judas personas are ENDANGERING the Black population even more than before and WILL GET WORSE..

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  • @ William Skinner November 18, 2021 9:09 AM

    Since I’m the only person so far to use the word, “successive,” in my reference to “successive BLP and DLP administrations,” perhaps you’re referring to me in your comments.

    Firstly, I do not consider myself to be “seeking to to either defend or support recent developments at the Bridgetown port.”

    Secondly, similarly to you, I agree BOTH political administrations do not have ‘any credibility on this and SEVERAL OTHER issues.’
    Rather than solving the problem, ‘government’ ‘added insult to injury’ when Transport Board offered ‘shuttle and tour bus services’ to cruise passengers.

    My problem is, certain individuals are purposely giving the impression this problem only occurred recently, when in actuality, it has been ongoing for SEVERAL YEARS. What is also annoying is how those same ‘party supporters’ conveniently empathize with poor and marginalised people in Barbados when their ‘party is not in power’…….. and then suddenly disregard them as soon as their party ‘control the reins of power.’ But, we must accept this is ‘par for the course.’

    However, I believe, in all fairness, the current administration should be commended for at least giving some sort of consideration to the situation, while offering a solution.
    As such, at this stage, I prefer to ‘wait and see’ how developments unfold before ‘presumptuously criticizing’ the proposed efforts.

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  • @ Artax
    Quite frankly, the term “ successive” was used to drive home my point that all of these “successive” governments were in power and the problem at the port remains the same. The reason I did not address you directly was simply because you are not the only one on BU who use this term. It is used by several including myself.
    Whenever I want to address others directly, I do so.

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  • Successive governments indeed! My best friend has been informing me about this for years and years. The small operators are left to fight each other for scraps, shut out by the big tour companies. Angela Cox is the only one who has recently discovered this.
    (lol)

    If there is a positive change arranged by this BLP government, she will never speak of it again.

    We’ll see what happens.

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  • DDD
    ask your best friend about the transport deals for Ross U

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  • @ Donna
    Its not only the small taxi operators. The small hired car/mini moke businesses have suffered an almost identical fate. We took a billion dollar industry and steered the money towards the bigger players in the sector. The bold faceness of the DLP/BLP is unbelievable to any independent thinker. Anything now done for these businesses persons is long over due regardless of whom is “in power”. These two parties have supported and lined the pockets of the haves and when the people cry out, they then come with crocodile tears pretending to be saviours. They both do it over and over.
    These operators have been , as your friend said, been marginalised for donkey years.
    BTW we should also recognise the interlocking interests of the big tour companies with the local shipping magnates. But they can’t go there because the whole deception will be exposed.

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  • “If there is a positive change arranged by this BLP government, she will never speak of it again.”

    How does one define and measure a positive change? How can there be any such talk of a positive change when foreign cruise liners dictate to passengers and taxis whether they are allowed to take a private taxi or whether they are permitted to take passengers.

    The Barbados government has been holding out for the return of the wretched cruiseliner business; even going so far as to allowing them to dump raw sewage into our sea and to destroy our coral reefs whilst been quarantined and now the ungrateful bastards are sabotaging the earning opportunities of our taxi drivers.

    We Bajans have lowered our bar so low we cannot not even feel when we are being shafted. We are like lobsters in a pot of boiling water. The British based journalist was right all along. But don’t we will soon become a republic!

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  • In all fairness one must also consider that in an age where social media had no voices to be heard that the only platform available was that of local media and the political platform
    Local media as all have observed plays into the hands of govt
    Now times have change and the words successive govts only plays a role on political platforms
    A new age and way of thinking has emerged and many are beginning to advocate changes that matter and are helpful to the people changes having a great possibility and a reality that successive govts are in danger of becoming obsolete

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  • @TLSN

    Are you bending the truth? If a passenger disembarks and prefers to travel by a coach arranged by the Cruise ship how can those individuals be dictated to? The issue is whether passengers are being instructed to avoid doing business with single taxis. Stop spouting nonsense on te blog.

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  • Again maripose in trying to score political points is barking up the wrong tree due to her short memory/ ignorance

    The small taxis problem at the port existed all through the previous administration. When Kerri Simmons was MOT he allow the small taxis equal access inside of the port like the larger busses

    This problem today was created because of the “ bubble “ and should soon be corrected

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  • The larger tour busses were allowed inside of the port and would get the majority of business

    The small taxis had to wait outside and pick up the ‘scraps’

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  • There are tours that are prearranged and usually need a bus.

    Then they are some tourist who prefer their own private tour ( or just to be take to a certain place ) that woul use a small taxi

    This happens throughout all the islands

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  • Imo. the small taxis owners are being patient because of what Kerri did for them They know that this problem too will be corrected. Just a hitch !

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  • Also it was the small taxi operators who were contracted by the government to provide transportation for incoming passengers to covid hotels to await test results.

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  • David

    Stop being disingenuous. The dynamics of the tourism industry have long moved aways from those where anybody small could make a living.

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  • @Pacha

    Are you discussing the issue at hand?

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  • David

    Yes! Government support for taxi drivers.

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  • The magnitude of this profound matter appears not to resonate in both yours and John’s 2 mindset. It’s like a starving population being denied the right to consume food grown on their territory because it is intended for the export market.

    Why some of you continue to bury your heads in the sand confirms you are comfortable with the sorry plight of Barbados majority population.

    When the unrest commences and law and order crumbles don’t come on BU and express shock that such events could have taken place in Barbados.

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  • @David,
    You are a cruel and heartless Devil’s advocat. This contempt for black Bajans will at the appropriate time be countered and remedied.

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  • TLSN

    David will crack any number of skulls. Go to any length to get the normalcy he craves.

    Devil’s advocate? Give him the top job. LOL

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  • DavidNovember 18, 2021 3:04 PM

    Also it was the small taxi operators who were contracted by the government to provide transportation for incoming passengers to covid hotels to await test results
    Xxx
    So what !those where the days during Covid before big Cruise Industry landed on Barbados soil
    Today there is a different turn of events it seems govt has handed over the kit and bottle to big Cruise and made plans in their best interest
    BTW not only the taxi drivers gonna suffer but all the various entities in Bridgetown as well across barbados

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  • @Pachamama,
    This is why I find the mischievous overgrown school boy, GP, a source of mirth.. There are too many government apologists on BU, who are always willing to tow the party line.

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  • Tlsn

    What days did the cruise ships dump raw sewage into Barbados waters?

    Provide the prove / supporting article

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  • If you had your way Barbados would be closed for business to tourists and same taxi operators home twiddling thumbs.

    Steuspe

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  • Tlsn.

    If u used to follow the cruise industry u would know the when ships first returned to Barbados/islands that they did bubble tours

    Even the small businesses inside the port had complained similar to what’s now happening to the taxis operators .

    Now that a lot more bajan are vaccinated and Barbados more opened the ships seems to be still operating in ‘bubble’ mode

    Like the small businesses inside the port I expect the taxis complaint to be history now.

    U on the other would like it to continue to give u something to stretch

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  • If EWB can be remembered as the fatha of independence, Ms. Mockley will go down in history as the mutha of the republic.

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  • Another example of how the privileged are given exclusive rights to piss all.over the less privileged
    Xxxxx

    Residents living at Chancery Lane, Long Beach Estate, in Christ Church, are upset over the dust, noise, and other negative effects from the construction of a housing project, a joint partnership between Government and developer Mark Maloney.
    They told Nation News that while they welcomed the construction of the houses, Government and the developer had not lived up to their promises made at a town hall meeting to put measures in place to shield them from the noise and the dust.
    The project, called Atlantic Breeze, involves the construction of 267 homes as well as business ventures similar to the Villages at Coverley.
    Kwane Ifill, spokesperson for the residents, said their lives were basically disrupted from Monday to Saturday with dust blowing into their homes and trucks driving into the neighbourhood at two and three o’clock in the morning delivering heavy-duty equipment while sections of the road were damaged and a water main burst on three occasions. (Video by Maria Bradshaw) #Barbados #BarbadosNews #YourNewsYourTimeYourWay #NationBarbados #TheSourceMatters

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  • Xxxx
    Listen up.folks this sh.it must stop
    Top many examples how the wealth of the mighty rich can step all over the underprivileged

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  • Having to beg and plead for a living for proper protection and safety of ones health and property from the might rich is wrong
    When this kind of evilness goes unnoticed by govt
    Then it is time to turn another leaf one that says a right to self preservation is a God given and constitutional right to every humane being

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  • ANGELA COLD

    U CANT UNDERSTAND THAT BARBADOS GONE TO THE DOGS………RUFF RUFF—LIKE THE REST OF DE WORLD

    MANKIND AND MANNISH WOMEN HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY CAN NOT RULE THEMSELVES OR THEIR INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES

    TIME FOR ANTICHRIST TO TEK OVAH DE WIRL IN THE IMMINENT ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

    CANT YOU SEE THE BIG PRACTICE AND PREPARATION RUN YET?

    JUST SHUT UP OLE GIRL

    WASH YOUR HANDS
    PUT ON YOUR MASK
    TEK THE JAB
    AND WAIT TO COCK UP AND DEAD

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  • GP

    Yuh at it again.

    Does your fervent support for White devils like Trump. And unconsidered, uncritical devotion to falsehoods not themselves central to these visions of the cavemen as they emerged from the Caucasus Mountains, as the ultimately end-time antichrist nonsense?

    What level of madness could be conjured which supposes an ethos against a person or being NEVER to have existed in the first place?

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  • PACHA
    I AM A SERIOUS BIBLE STUDENT AND EXPOSITOR , AND HAVE BEEN SO FOR YEARS, SINCE CHILDHOOD
    YOU AND OTHERS ARE SERIOUS STUDENTS AND EXPOSITORS AND BELIEVERS IN OTHER THINGS
    YOU THINK AT THIS OLD AGE I AM GOING TO STOP BELIEVING WHAT I BELIEVE BECAUSE YOU BU JOKERS DONT LIKE WHAT I LIKE?
    I CANT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CANT UNDERSTAND THAT.

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  • No, but you also claim to be a scientist, as well. Within the Afrikan philosophical traditions there are no differences between spirituality and science.

    As such, since all you persume to “believe” was mothered by those ancient moorings, should a time not arrive where scientific method informs your religious dogma. Even as a thought experiment.

    Because you were criminally miseducated by your parents and have believed lies all your life should not deter you from ruthlessly questioning deeply held beliefs. Your people up until 600 years ago believed that the world was flat as well.

    In fact, the reverse should be a truism. Meaning that because you are such an old man you should be afraid of going to the grave after a lifetime of believing lies.

    Do you ever wonder why this writer is unafraid of your god. Certainly, if roles were reversed it would have been necessary to understand why no such fear is held despite all of the fire and brimstone promised.

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  • RE people up until 600 years ago believed that the world was flat as well.
    THIS WAS VERY STUPID ACTUALLY SINCE IT IS WRITTEN LONG BEFORE THEN IN PSALM 93 V 2 THAT
    He (THE LORD ) hath made the ROUND world so sure, * that it cannot be moved.

    RE Do you ever wonder why this writer is unafraid of your god. NO I JUST THINK THAT YOU ARE STUPID NOT TO DO SO.
    I THINK IT IS STUPID NOT TO SEEK TO ESCAPE THE COMING WRATH OF GOD
    AFTER ALL IT IS WRITTEN THUS IN HEBREWS 10:31 THAT It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

    IT IS WRITTEN ALSO IN ACTS I7:30 -31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

    IT IS WRITTEN ALSO IN ACTS Acts 4:12 neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    RE Certainly, if roles were reversed it would have been necessary to understand why no such fear is held despite all of the fire and brimstone promised. WELL I BELIEVE EVERYONE HAS THE CHOICE TO BELIEVE AND ACCEPT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS OR TO DOUBT AND REJECT WHAT IT SAYS

    NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO MAKE A DECISION THIS IS NOT BRANDON OR MIA SEEKING TO TAKE A VACCINE THAT MIGHT KILL YOU AND WHICH HAS DOUBTFULL EFFICACY

    RE because you are such an old man you should be afraid of going to the grave after a lifetime of believing lies.
    WELL THERE IS NO HARM THERE BUT WHAT IF I WENT TO MY GRAVE AND HAD NOT BELIEVED THE TRUTH?

    RE Within the Afrikan philosophical traditions there are no differences between spirituality and science.
    DONT CARE ABOUT the Afrikan philosophical traditions, I AM JUST A SIMPLE BIBLE SCHOLAR. LETS SAY THAT MY LITTLE BRAIN IS TOO SMALL TO BE CONSUMED WITH TOO MANY THINGS. I JUST TRY TO KEEP IT SIMPLE.

    RE scientific method informs your religious dogma. Even as a thought experiment.
    I DONT KNOW HOW TO RELATE scientific method informs TO BIBLE DOCTRINE AS A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT….I SEEK ONLY TO RECIEVE REVELATION VIA MY INDWELL ING PERSONAL TUTOR THE HOLY SPIRIT AS TAUGHT IN I JOHN 2:20 &27

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  • We have read your barrages of idiotic quotes for 10 years.

    Is it impossible for you to discern that none of that is true. Never happened. Was concocted.

    And even if it were, can you only try to prove a pact of lies are not lies by quoting the very lies?

    Will it ever be possible to have an orientation where a research question is asked which proves the null or otherwise based on independent sources. The scholarly standard.

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  • re We have read your barrages of idiotic quotes for 10 years.
    GREAT
    NOW GO THANK THE DEAR LORD THAT YOU WILL MOST LIKELY TO READ THEM FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS
    JESUS IS COMING SOON AND WILL NO DOUBT HAVE COME BY THEN THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING

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  • GP
    How is it so possible to know, not believe, this with such certainty having not established that such a person existed previously? Has not these types of grandiose claims been made hundreds of times before by people similarly intoxicated with such psychological afflictions?
    Nobody will be coming to save any of us? We must save ourselves! It’s highly unfortunate that the socalled brightest and the best would delegate such divine responsibilities to a fictional character who never existed. “This generation” is the best and worst model of humans we’ve ever had. And that is the closest to survival we’ll ever come. Why do you feel this irrational need to believe such eponymous claims? Why constantly resist efforts to subject such specious claims to rigorous, independent, emprical, verification?

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  • A voice note across social.mefia is saying
    The airport us leased out to China for thirty years and the sea port is sold
    Where there is smoke their is fire
    Xxxx
    The opposition has complained numerous times about the lack of transparency coming from this govt
    Would not be at all surprised if the voice note is true

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  • Sir Charles has died.

    What a national tragedy!

    He truly earned his place in the hall of fame of our national heroes. I propose to exchange the rebellious good-for-nothing on the $50 bill with the noble Sir Charles.

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  • 1 John 5:13
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

    believe and you will know then continue believing
    simple

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  • One cannot force one’s self to believe anything.

    Either one is convinced of something or one is not.

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  • NOT ASKING ANYONE OR FORCING ANY ONE TO BELIEVE ONE THING

    2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 STATES
    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

    YOU CAN BELIEVE UM OR NOT
    I NOT ARGUING THEOLOGY WID BIBLE ILLITERATES IT IS POINTLESS
    2 TIMOTHY 1:12 ASSERTS For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that Day.

    EVERYTHING I KNOW I BELIEVE WHETHER UM IS 123 ABC DOH RAY ME OR ADME
    I NOT ARGUING BIOCHEMISTRY WID BIOCHEM ILLITERAES NIETHER

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  • NOW THIS IS WHAT I REALLY BELIEVE

    3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

    4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

    AINT IT SWEET TO HAVE ESCAPED THE CORRUPTION THAT IS IN THE WORLD THROUGH LUST AND NOT HAVE TO LIE DOWN TO GET UP OR TIEF ELECTIONS TO WIN

    AINT IT SWEET TO WIN BY TIEFING AND CONTROL WUH YOU WON BY TIEFING

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  • One of the many recent posts that I can add a thing to, but I found this amusing “2×4 stalls for the black businesses to fight over”

    Surely a 2×4 stall is a too large for a 2×3 island. We need to set a committee to determine the size of the stalls…

    Going to wish a ‘Great Day’ to all. May the Good Lord give you peace.

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