People Waking Up

Barbados

Barbados has officially joined the ranks of politically polarized societies. Like the fly on the wall the blogmaster has been observing the quality of debate on a myriad of issues and as a commenter on BU would describe it, the signal noise is deafening and the divisiveness is real.

Permit the blogmaster be clear, citizens of a country giving vent to issues is expected in a working democracy. It is better than throwing rock stones at those you disagree with or worse, engaging in violent criminal acts by resorting to guns, knives and other weapons. Although Barbados has been experiencing an increase in gun play, it is mainly associated with the ‘underworld’ and has not yet permeated mainstream affairs. Again allow the blogmaster be clear, increase criminal activity in any country is linked to underlying societal issues. A subject for another day.

The challenge beginning to emerge for Barbadians is the inability of stakeholders to robustly debate issues to reach consensus or what is popularly referred to as a win win position. One may argue significant investment in education over the years should have steered us away from the current trajectory. A path that is leading to nowhere fast. Is it we are failing in the area of informal education?

All those years ago Gabby penned the popular ‘One Day Coming Soon’ banned by the Tom Adams government. Prophetically the people are waking up and we are witnessing a spiking in the lack of trust directed at the establishment – the political directorate, media, police, justice system; LAWYERS to name a few. What is creating the problem for the establishment: as it continues to sleep more citizens are waking up from various states of ignorance adding to the increase in signal noise.

Unfortunately until the political directorate makes the adjustment to align with the expectations of an ‘awoke’ people, fallout from the signal noise will continue to be a drag on any effort to move the country forward.

We have the current situation of the Mottley government forcing through the transition to a Republic. Although there is anecdotal acceptance the time has come and gone to replace the foreign ceremonial head of state with a local, there is concern enough was not done to engage Barbadians to gain buy in to the process AND if this was the plan from reading the 2018 BLP manifesto, there was enough time to have updated the Constitution in order to avoid criticism in some quarters that the piecemeal implementation does not fit an educated country well. What we see playing out as Walter Blackman accurately observed is a Barbados Labour Party government concluding it has the political capital to do as it wishes largely because of a weak political opposition.

The message in the clip never grows old and fits Barbados like a glove. Unfortunately the current predicament we find ourselves cannot be solved in weeks, months or even a few years. Good governance and concomitant success does not happen by accident, it has to be led and planned.

Watch the from 4m:50s of the video.

60 comments

  • David

    Today is the day when Lee Kuan Yew, the misguidance of an idiot, Walter Blackman, and the “noise” from your confederate Halsall are inserted. Not a word about what people like Varoufakis and others have had to say about these weighty issues. Only neo-liberals and capitalists allowed!

    Proving, “he who controls the printed page controls the thinking of the age”

    We would have thought that the Singapore Model had outlived its usefulness, given the suffocation of Barbados by the OECD, amongst other more modern colonial acts.

    That you might have known that the accidental success of Singapore could not have replaced the aims of the Bandung
    Conference of 1955.

    That Singapore could not have forever sustained a “development” model largely based of false economies. You should ask yourself why after 60 years it has failed to replicate itself elsewhere.

    Lee Yuan Yew’s references to Communism and Nazism are imprecise and self serving to like minds trying to argue that neo-liberalism. and capitalism have not reached a clearly defined end point. When indeed it capitalism which directly gave birth to both Communism and Nazism, before 1919 and again recently.

    Weeee know clearly that when organizing principles reach such late stages there can be no revival. So this happy talk you have sought to unearth from Yew is irrelevant.

    To raise a long dead man to give voice to realities to which his thinking has no application whatsoever is bereft of reason and locates you within the most dangerous kind of desperation as you gleefully ignore a growing body of scholarship which continues to struggle with current realities.

    That Walter Blackman could be presumed to have anything meaningful to contribute is similarly as misguided. A man who just a few years ago did not even recognized how markets were financialized as he embarked on the regurgitation of the now unworkable Keynesian economic theory, as if to impress for political office.

    Halsall, likes talking about “noise” in a derisive fashion. For him, and you, there are no historical or environmental causative reasons, beyond “noise” to explain any of these phenomena occurring in our world. Like vested interests, both you and he, find it easy to place blame on noise makers like Pacha.

    Your abnormal normalcy is dead. A new world is coming and nothing Lee Yuan Yew, Halsall, Walter Blackman nor you have to say can extend the lifespan of current criminal impositions.

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  • @Pacha

    You are the misguided one. The reason the blogmaster pointed to that part of Lee Kuan Yew’s message is because it stresses what is required from leaders to successfully oversea transformative change. Nothing to so with following a Singapore model. Listen to the message and forget playing the man or listening to your self talk.

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  • DAVID
    YOU ARE IOO% CORRECT
    IT SEEMS THAT WE IN BARBADOS HAVE COPIED WHOLESALE THE AMERICAN ETHOS WHERE EVERYTHING SEEMS TO REVOLVE ON POLITICS NONSTOP, 24/7/365.
    UP HERE ONE’S EMAIL BOX IS NOW FLOODED DAILY WITH POLITICAL NEWS OR ADS, WHICH I HAVE NOT INVITED OR IN ANYWAY SOLICITED—EVEN ON WEEKENDS.
    IT WAS NOT ALWYS SO.

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  • Not every leader gonna be right in their decision making
    But at least their leadership and policies should exhibit and exemplify a masterfull skill in ethics and morals
    Then no one can suspect them of guidingthe people down a wrong path
    They are leaders in history who have so done and their names are enshrined in history
    These leaders laid the building blocks for ethics and morals and which havev lead to good progress and a quality of life for the people
    Unless the Lord our God built the House
    They Labour in Vain that built it

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  • DavidNovember 27, 2021 11:45 AM

    Steuspe

    Xxxx
    That kind of a response tells that there is a truth which frustrates and irritates the carnal mind
    Carry on
    Truth is bitter like good medicine

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  • Will leave Artax to remind you of your brand of what is moral and ethical based on your MICHAEL CARRINGTON position. Everything for you must be distilled through a jaundiced political eye: damn hypocrite. Exactly what GP posted above.

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  • David

    In the first place what you called the transformation of Yew cannot happen in today’s context. His was a world of the 1960s. Even the presumption that any leaders anywhere can transform anything anymore is being questioned.

    Meaning that circumstances seem to be overwhelming efforts to control outcomes.

    We’ve listened to Yew, but that was unnecessary. Did a paper on his policies two decades ago. Your trite suggestion cannot to us apply.

    Georgie Porgy

    Continues to be a perennial cunt with a mind located is a foolish book.

    Anybody, anywhere, who has an “identifier, an electronic footprint, could be precisely marketed to.

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  • @Pacha

    The basics of good leadership does not change. You have a vision and demonstrate qualities of a leader to inspire those in your charge.

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  • David

    Permit our profound disagreement with Willian Skinner, on this matter, to extend to you.

    This writer does not subscribe to what you call leadership.

    But if there is to be such a thing it should be organic, changing in construction over time, as consistent with requirements.

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  • For the record restate your unvarnished definition of leadership?

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  • David
    There are many definitions in the literature, over centuries, developing out of militarism, largely.

    This writer has no preferences. As unrepentant anarchist, it is posited that the people should lead themselves.

    But such notions, for you, represent a bridge tooooo far.

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  • RE Anybody, anywhere, who has an “identifier, an electronic footprint, could be precisely marketed to.
    BUT MUST THEY? WHY?
    WHY ALSO MUST ONE HAVE TO HEAR YOUR PHONE INCESSANTLY WITH UNSOLICITED CALLS.
    THAT IS NOT MARKETING – AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED — THAT IS AN ANNOYANCE IN MY VIEW

    I HOPE THAT SUCH SO CALLED MARKETING DOES NOT HAPPEN IN BIM TODAY
    IS THIS RUBBISH THAT WHICH IS CALLED PROGRESS?

    RE The basics of good leadership does not change. You have a vision and demonstrate qualities of a leader to inspire those in your charge.
    EXACTLY. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE GLEANED FROM DEEPLY DELVING INTO STUDYING THE BIBLICAL BOOKS OF NEHEMIAH AND EZRA. ESPECIALLY NEHEMIAH I-3

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  • RE the people should lead themselves.
    THAT THAT IDEA IS FALSE CAN BE SEEN THROUGH STUDYING HUMAN HISTORY ACCURATELY NOT WITH A BETZPAENIC BRAIN WHOSE CELLS HAVE THEN IN ADDITION UNDERGONE METAPLASTIC CHANGE.

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  • SirFuzzy (Former Sheep)

    Good leaders also need excellent vision. Granted leadership is a skill set as well as vision is also a skill set. A good leader can lead you astray or march you around a circuit that effectively gets you nowhere over time. Mr. Hilter will have been seen as a great leader if he had won the war he started. Also, they say that history is often written or dictated by the victor. So many great leaders probably are not recognized because they were losers or on the wrong side of the battle/war or history.
    It takes much more than a great leader or a great visionary. What Barbados needs is a team if that is what it takes to move us ALL forward to a much better place than where we are now. We also need to jettison the idea that this skill set has to be packaged/embodied into a single human being or entity.
    Just thinking out aloud.

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  • DavidNovember 27, 2021 11:50 AM

    Will leave Artax to remind you of your brand of what is moral and ethical based on your MICHAEL CARRINGTON position.

    Xxxxxx
    What was my position on Carrington
    Since u know can u please point me to any position or statement which I held to say Carrrington was morally and ethically correct

    Xxxxx

    Everything for you must be distilled through a jaundiced political eye: damn hypocrite. Exactly what GP posted above.

    Xxxxx
    Glad to see u have come to a Damascus moment of agreeing with GP position …until next time

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  • RE Glad to see u have come to a Damascus moment of agreeing with GP position …until next time
    SEEMS HE IS WISER THAN YOU, FOR YOU HAVE FOUND NOTHING GP HAS SAID ON BU SINCE 2008 WITH WHICH YOU CAN AGREE

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  • If Geogie Porgy knew what anarchism, as a political philosophy was, he would not open his bad-breadth mouth to talk shiite.

    At its centre it represent changeable principles including one supposedly similar to that held dear by pagans like himself – free moral agency!

    That means anarchists do not rely on anybody, a foolish book, particular schools of thought, hierchical systems, leadership of any kind, etc

    Indeed, there are small similarities between anarchism and the political currents in the USA which he is submissive to.

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  • Trump would have made a Good Leader but he fell short in ethics and moral standing
    God placed him in a position of leadership to exposed his moral and ethical failures for all to see
    What happened to Trump is as close a repeat of What happened to Paul on his way to Damascus where his own failures blinded him and God had to step in to save him from his eventual down fall
    Trump Damascus moment would arrive
    God did set him on such a path

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  • He would have …but but but…

    #hignorance

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  • GPNovember 27, 2021 1:07 PM

    RE Glad to see u have come to a Damascus moment of agreeing with GP position …until next time
    SEEMS HE IS WISER THAN YOU, FOR YOU HAVE FOUND NOTHING GP HAS SAID ON BU SINCE 2008 WITH WHICH YOU CAN AGREE

    Zxxxx
    I ANGELA COX DOES NOT HAVE TO AGREE WITH A MISERABLE OLE SOUL LIKE YOU
    I SPEND AND EXHIBIT MY BETTER ENGERY ON THOSE THINGS THAT DO NOT IRRITATE THE SPIRIT OF GOD THAT DWELLS WITHIN ME
    GET BEHIND ME SATAN

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    “A new world is coming”

    it will more than likely be in its second century before many who are around now notice anytthing, meaning they will NEVER KNOW……like they have never known most things in the last half century..

    “it is posited that the people should lead themselves.”

    they should, the people are much more intelligent than the talking (lying) heads they elect and pay a salary to..time for that to evolve.

    Some leaders are progressives and despite some hiccups automatically know what is needed….others are just misleaders who just cannot get anything right and never will..

    this is an Afrikan country..

    “Revision period may accommodate Rastas, hemp and medical use

    Robbertze said the Department of Justice firmly believed that the decision to decriminalize cannabis was the correct one, but that severe limitations needed to be put in place in order to prevent dealing in cannabis and harm to adolescents. He suggested changes be made to the Bill during the review period, including exemptions for:

    Religious freedom (he mentioned the Rastafarian community)

    Self-medical use (possibly an increase in the amount that can be grown and possessed

    Hemp (to be classified as an agricultural crop)”

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  • “PEOPLE WAKING UP”

    Early bird catches the worm 🐛

    Too late.

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  • “We have the current situation of the Mottley government forcing through the transition to a Republic. Although there is anecdotal acceptance the time has come and gone to replace the foreign ceremonial head of state with a local, there is concern enough was not done to engage Barbadians to gain buy in to the process AND if this was the plan from reading the 2018 BLP manifesto, there was enough time to have updated the Constitution in order to avoid criticism in some quarters that the piecemeal implementation does not fit an educated country well.”

    I have read line by line of the 2018 BLP Manifesto, and find zero mention of Barbados becoming a Republic. ZERO.
    Yet , I heard Indra Weir state that it was in their Manifesto, and that the Public voted them in based on the promises made in their Manifesto. He said so forcefully, at least 4 times on Brasstacks yesterday, Nov 26 th.
    It’s unbelievable. Alternative Facts maybe?

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  • The Atheist on this blog are extremely pundit in biblical theology.

    I’m bewildered..

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  • ANGELA
    RE Not every leader gonna be right in their decision making TRUE
    AND THE ONLY LEADERS WHO WERE right in their decision IN BARBADOS THAT YOU RECOGNIZE IN YOUR SOVERIGN OMNISCENCE WERE DLP LEADERS.

    But at least their leadership and policies should exhibit and exemplify a masterfull skill in ethics and morals

    DID BARROW, SANDIFORD AND FUMBLE OR THOMPSON exemplify a masterfull skill in ethics and morals? WERE THEY NOT ALL FLAWED AND IMPERFECT?.

    Then no one can suspect them of guidingthe people down a wrong path
    HAVE ANY LEADER YOU KNOW BESIDES THE GOOD SHEPHERD ALWAYS GUIDED FOLK DOWN THE CORRECT PATH?

    They are leaders in history who have so done and their names are enshrined in history
    ARE YOU REFERRING TO FUMBLE AND THE LAST DLP ADMIN?

    These leaders laid the building blocks for ethics and morals and which havev lead to good progress and a quality of life for the people
    ARE YOU REFERRING TO FUMBLE AND THE LAST DLP ADMIN?
    HELP US HERE WE LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE.

    Unless the Lord our God built the House They Labour in Vain that built it
    THIS IS A GREAT BIBLE VERSE BUT WAS NOT FUMBLE A TEACHER IN HIS CHURCH GROUP?
    DID HE ASK THE LORD TO BUILD THE BARBADOS HOUSE IN HIS TENURE?
    DID HE AND HIS COMPANIONS NOT LEAD BAJANS TO Labour in Vain DURING HIS TENURE THAT MIA WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REVERSE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PATHS HE TOOK?

    YOU NEED TO THROW AWAY YOUR GLASSES CAUSE YOU NOT SEEING CORRECTLY.

    IS IT NOT TRUE THAT THE LAST DLP COULD BE DESCRIBED AS DEVOTED FOLLOWERS OF THE BILICAL MAXIM THAT WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH.

    DID THEY NOT PROVE MOST CONCLUSIVELY THAT THIS BIBLE VERSE IS SOUND DOCTRINE THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED?

    YOU MAY CONTINUE TO BARK AND BRAY……..BUT YOU AND YOUR DLP ILK WILL DIE IN DESPAIR, AND YOUR SILLY UNENDING DIATRIBE WHERE YOU ARE OFTEN VERY WRONG IS NOT GOINGTO CHANGE ONE IOTA.

    YOU LIKE QUOTING BIBLE VERSES YOU DONT UNDERSTAND BUT THE POWERS DAT BE ARE ORDAINED OF GOD

    GOD ALLOWED THE BLP TO WION 30-O IN 20I8 , AND THEY DID NOT TIEF THE ELECTION OR RIG IT
    SO LIKE UM OR LUMP UM AND SIT DONG AND SUCK IT UP YOU SILLY OLD WOMAN

    DONT YOU HAVE YOUR OWN HUSBAND TO LOOK AFTER 0R DID HE LEFT AND JOIN DE BLP SINCE 20I8

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  • @David
    You messed up on the headline, the folks you thought were waking up were actually sleepwalking.

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  • @Gp
    Oh shut up Ole Fool
    Yuh swiping look a blind man
    Go find something to do with yuh time
    Instead of acting like a proverbial jack a.sss all day on the blog
    Speaking of braying
    No one on this blog brays more than u
    The Bible speaks of jerks like u as Sounding brass and clanging symbols

    And that cannot be refuted

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  • ANGELA

    WHAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED IS THAT YOU CAN NOT ANSWER ACCURATELY AND HONESTLY ANY OF THE QUESTIONS I HAVE ASKED ABOUT OUR DLP LEADERS?

    IF THE WESTINDIES BATSMEN COULD SWIPE BLIND AS EFFECTIVELY AS I HAVE DONE ABOVE WE WOULD HAVE WON THE T2OI WORLD CUP.
    I AM SO VERY SORRY THAT WHEN THE BRASS SOUNDED AND THE SYMBOLS CLANGED THAT YOU CAN NOT ANSWER

    I- DID BARROW, SANDIFORD AND FUMBLE OR THOMPSON exemplify a masterfull skill in ethics and morals? WERE THEY NOT ALL FLAWED AND IMPERFECT?.
    WAS BARROW ENGAGED IN A MORAL AND ETHICAL ACT WHEN HE DIED?

    CAN YOU TELL US DE BACK GROUND STORY THAT CAUSED SANDIFORD’S DEMISE?

    FUMBLE WAS A MAN THAT LOVED TO QUOTE 1 Corinthians 15:32 BOUT FIGHTING wild beasts in Ephesus , BUT MIA SLEW HIM IN 20I8. 30–O , AND SHE GOING TO SLAY THE DLP NEXT ELECTION TOO. UH LIE
    WE AINT GWINE WORRY WID THOMPSON

    WERE ALL THESE MEN NOT ALL FLAWED AND IMPERFECT ANGELA?.
    WHY IS AN OLD FOOL ASKING YOU EASY QUESTIONS THAT YOU A DLP STALWART SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER. SEING THAT MANY IN THE POPULACE KNOW THE ANSWERS

    ANGELA I SAY TO YOU Mene, mene, tekel, parsin. YOU AND DE DLP HAVE BEEN FOUND WANTING IN DE BALANCE, AND DE WRITING IS STILL PUN DE WALL, AND TWILL BE THUS FOR A WHILE

    I AM ASKING FOR A PLATOON OF FOLK TO COME UP AND WEEP AND MOURN WITH YOU DEAR FRIEND

    2- BUT TELL US HASE ANY LEADER YOU KNOW BESIDES THE GOOD SHEPHERD ALWAYS GUIDED FOLK DOWN THE CORRECT PATH? DID FUMBLE NOT STUMBLE AS HE LED THE NATION . WAS HE ABLE TO PREVENT US FROM FALLING AND NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK UP EVER? DID HE AND COMPANY NOT PUT STUMBLING BLOCKS IN DE WAY OF THEINCOMING ADMINISTRATION TO CAUSE THEM TO FALL, FALTER AND FAIL?

    ANGELA I AM RETIRED NOW AND I HAVE THE TIME TO REMIND BARBADIANS WHEREVER THEY ARE ABOUT FUMBLES FAILURES, AND I AM GOING TO RUN YOU RAGGED BY TELLING THE TRUTH WHEREVER I GO .

    EVA BODY KNOW I DONT LIKE MIA BUT AT LEAST SHE YOUNG AND SHE STILL LOOK JUICY EVEN IN HER ABERRATIONS,
    BUT YOU ARE A LOST CAUSE AND A FORLORN WASH UP OLD HAG THAT CAN ONLY SING ONE SONG., AND EVEN DE PRESSURE COOKER REJECT

    YOU MEAN DEY ONLY GOT ONE SONG IN YOUR HYMN BOOK , AND EVEN IF YOU ONLY KNOW ONE SONG , YOU DONT KNOW THAT MOST SONGS GOT MORE THAN ONE TUNE.

    HANTS IS A MUSIC MAN DAT CAN MEK A NEW TUNE AND A NEW SONG FUH YUH

    I AINT DONE WID YOU YET

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  • I wonder if the warring parties spotted this story in today’s BT.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/11/26/millions-unclaimed-scotiabank/

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  • GP

    ole man go read yuh Bible and yuh would find the answers to all yuh questions
    BTW the Bible warned of people who preached the word but arevarchitect of mischievous deeds
    Right next to that warning Is your name
    Now go in peace and stop being a warmonger for the devil

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  • ANGELA
    RE GP ole man
    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT IF YA LIVE AND YUH DONT DEAD YOUNG YOU WILL GET OLD

    go read yuh Bible and yuh would find the answers to all yuh questions
    I CAN ASSURE THAT READING THE BIBLE IN ALL OF THE SEVERAL VERSIONS AVAILABLE WILL NOT GIVE ONE SINGLE ANSWER TO THE WOES OF DE DLP

    BTW the Bible warned of people who preached the word but arev architect of mischievous deeds
    Right next to that warning Is your name PLEASE KINDLY PROVIDE BOOK CHAPTER AND VERSE

    RE Now go in peace and stop being a warmonger for the devil

    ANGELA COLE, I HAVE NEVER KEPT COMPANY WITH YOUR DADDY NOR DOES HE EMPLOY YOU BUT I WILL RUN YOU RAGGED IF YOU DONT STOP WID THIS DAILY DLP BASED ANTI MIA, ANTI BLP RUBBISH

    I DONT LIKE MIA BUT MIA OR THE DLP DID NOT TIEF OR RIGG DE 20I8 ELECTION
    DEM BEAT DE DEMS 30-O AND YOU LOST YOUR SUPPER
    WE UNDERSTAND AND WE ARE TRYING TO EMPATHISE WITH YOU

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  • GP
    I GONE YOU ARE AN IDIOT
    GO GET A LIFE
    I WILL SIT BACK AND WATCH HOW YOU WEAVE YOUR STUPID WEBS FOR DONNA AND CUHDEAR
    HAVE FUN
    I CLOSE THE CLUB HOUSE DOOR
    STUMPS PULLED UP
    IF IT IS YOUR CHOICE YUH CAN STILL KEEP BOWLING
    LOL

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  • Any one care to join in having a serving of the Fruits of the Spirit
    A Menu filled with all things good and pleasant tasting for the mind body and soul
    A great and fool proof recipe for great and outstanding leadership
    I have already mailed copies to the PM

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  • For those who don’t know what are the Fruits of the Spirit
    Here is a list

    “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

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  • LISTEN ANGELA DONT TRY TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT
    WE TALKING BOUT HOW THE DLP GET MASSACRE IN 20I8 ND WILL GET LICK UP AGAIN IN A DAY COMING SOON

    MIA DID NOT GIVE THE DEMS ANY FRUITS AT ALL NOT ONE SINGLE FRUIT—- NOT EVEN A DUNK OR A ACKEE OR A GOOSEBERRY- BUT ONLY PUT WUNNA IN DE ELECTORAL AND POLITICAL DUMP AND AFTER THREE YEARS YOU STILL MOANING AND GROANING.EVA DAY ALL DAY PUN BU

    BUT I GUESS THE 30 FOLK WHO WON DRANK SOME SPIRITS AS THEY REJOICED AND YOU AND THE DLP DRANK MORE CONCENTRATED SPIRITS IN YOUR DESPAIR AS YOU WALLOWED INTHE DUMPS OF DESPAIR AND DEBILITATING DEPRESSION AT SUCH A DECISIVE VICTORY… AND REMEMBER WE CANT SAY THAT THEY RIG DE ELECTION OR TIEF ANY VOTES CAUSE THEY ARE NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT DAT ANGIE DARLING. NOT ONE SINGLE SOLITARY EXTRANEOUS BALLOT. UNACCOUNTED FOR. SO WE NEED NO AUDIT

    MI AND THE BLP GAVE YOU NO JOY OR KINDNESS IN DAT WALLOPING DEFEAT ANGIE
    AND SINCE THEN YOU HAVE HAD NO SELF CONTROL AS YOU FAITHFULLY CRITICIZE DAILY WITH NEITHER JOY PEACE OR PATIENCE. AND YOU SHOW NO KINDNESS OR GENEROSITY OR GENTLENESS IN ANYTHING THAT MIA AND THE BEES ACCOMPLISH CAUSE SHE LICK ALL THE FRUITS AND DE SPIRIT OUTA YOU

    YOU MEKING GREAT FRUIT CAKE IN AMURICA? YUH RUN FROM MIA AND BUTT UP PUN CACALA AND BRANDON.

    MIA GOT YOU AND DE DLP IN A VICE.
    NOW YOU KNOW I DONT LIKE MIA, BUT BELIEVE ME I GLAD THE WAY SHE TEK WAY ALL YOUR FRUIT AND NOW YOU IN GOT NUTTIN TO FERMENT TO MAKE A LIKKLE SPIRITS TO DRINK OR NOINT DONG YOUR OLD SHAKY KNOCK KNEES

    ANGIE I FEEL FUH YOU CAUSE MIA AINT DONE WID YOU AND THE DEMS YET
    IF YOU GOT SPIRIT FUH TRUE GO BACK TO BARBADOS AND FIGHT WID MIA FACE TO FACE AND LEH WE SEE AL DE FRUITS YOU TALKING BOUT

    UNLIKE FUMBLE. MIA DONT WRESTLE WID IMAGINARY BEASTS IN EPHESUS, SHE LICK UP DE DEMS IN GEORGE STREET AND BRIFGETOWN AND ELSEWHERE

    THIS PLAIN TONIC WATER INSPIRES ME LOL. CAUSE I AM A STORY TELLER TOO AND FINISH ALL MY COURSES WHEN I WENT TO LEARN ANYWHERE
    AND I ONLY WENT TO SEE MAHY WHEN HE WAS MY TEACHER AND WHEN HE LIVED NEXT DOOR

    KEEP SWEET ANGIE BADE IN THE RUBBING ALCOHOL DONT DRINK IT

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  • The PM said that the older generation were creating a divide between themselves and the youth
    My observation in Barbados is wealth inequality a greater than greater divide which at some time would catapult Barbados into chaos and mayhem as the eyes of the youth are awaken to truth and fortright knowledge of knowing how inappropriate economic disparity has cut them out from becoming part of wealth and financially secure
    Right now Barbados govt is preparing a plan in the charter
    which will give the power brokers more control and outside influencers a say on how moral and ethics should be incorporated into Barbados social landscape

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  • RE My observation in Barbados is wealth inequality a greater than greater divide which at some time would catapult Barbados into chaos and mayhem as the eyes of the youth are awaken to truth and fortright knowledge of knowing how inappropriate economic disparity has cut them out from becoming part of wealth and financially secure

    ANGIE DEAR
    YOUR OBSERVATION IS THE SAME EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD
    BARBADOS IS NOT UNIQUE IN THIS RESPECT
    THIS IS HAPPENING IN TURKEY FOR EXAMPLE ASWE SPEAK AND ELSEWHERE

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG IS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW BARBADOS CAN BE BETTER THAN OTHER PLACES AND REVERSE THE SITUATION IN WHICH WE FIND OURSELVES NOW

    BUT YOU THINK EVERYTHING THAT HAVE LIFE AND BREATH MUST SING IN UNISON IN CRITICIZING THE BDOS GUVMENT ONCE IT IS NOT RUN BY THE DLP
    YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR GLASSES AND MIND SET AND REASON WITH BALANCE

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  • As a child in school remember getting a 80 perent score on one of my subjects
    My mother response asked if that was the best I can do
    My excuse pointed out that other kids in the classroom scores were less than mine
    My other said yes ! But not interested in what others got
    The next time u bring home another score like that be prepared for a good cut a.ss
    Needless to say I listened with intent to make necessary corrections

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  • There should be a law limiting the turgid nonsense of a porgy, even a georgie.

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  • ANGIE YOU ARE MAKING MY POINT

    THE BLOG WAS MEANT TO ASCERTAIN THOUGHTS OF HOW WE MIGHT IMPROVE THE COUNTRY FOR THE FUTURE
    AND GO FROM 8O% OR WHATEVER IT IS NOW TO A HIGHER PERCENTAGE

    NOT TO GIVE MIA A CUT ASS LIKE YOUR IGNORANT MOTHER AND OTHER PARENTS DO TO CHILDREN

    YOU LISTENED TO MAKE CORRECTIONS THEN AND NOW YOU A 80% STUDENT WANT TO KILL MIA IF SHE IS NOT IOO%

    WAS SHE NOT IOO% VICTORIOUS IN DE 2OI8 ELECTIONS ANGIE DEAREST?

    I BET HER PARENTS TOLD HER CONGRATS DAT NIGHT CAUSE SHE WAS IOO% IN YOUR TAIL AND YOUR BACKSIDE STILL SORE.

    BEFORE THE 20I8 ELECTION FUMBLE AND DE DLP HAD BARBADOS CLOSE TO ZERO PERCENTAGE AND YOU WERE CLAPPING HAPPILY. AND SINGING THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS.

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  • JUST AS SOME OF YOUR PEERS WERE GETTING LESS THAN YOU IN DAT SUBJECT SOME COUNTRIES ARE NOW DOING WORSE THAN BARBADOS AND WHAT MIA IS DOING
    I DONT LIKE MIA EITHER BUT LET US BE FAIR SHE TRYING LIKE HOW YOU WERE TRYING

    AND JUST AS SOME OF YOUR PEERS WERE DOING BETTER THAN YOU IN OTHER SUBJECTS SO ARE OTHER COUNTRIES DOING BETTER THAN US FOR VARIOUS REASONS

    LIKE UM OR LIKE UM NOVEMBER 3O IS A CELEBRATION OF SOME SORT INDEPENDENCE DAY IS NOW REPUBLIC DAY AND DE PARADE GWINE JUST BE AS GOOD.

    IT IS TIME SOMEBODY RINSE YOU OUT PUB BU FOR YOUR IGNORANCE

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  • Was that Commisiong that appeared at the Freedom Square Opening
    It is about almost two years since I haven’t seen ir heard of him
    I thought he was dead
    Viva Commisiong a man whose zealous ambitions to be a somebody exposed his hypocrisy

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  • Mia says she is bringing back life to the sugar industry
    What happened to the larger than life Marijuana industry where all promises were made for the Rasta Community to be lords and master of the industry

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  • Tell the blog how the Barbados Charter which is a non binding document in law can achieve what you suggest? We are open to learn. Sometimes you need to hush.

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  • DavidNovember 27, 2021 9:39 PM

    Tell the blog how the Barbados Charter which is a non binding document in law can achieve what you suggest? We are open to learn. Sometimes you need to hush
    Xxxccc

    The possibility of the Charter becoming law is real
    Or as Atherley suggest the prancing up and down of the parade of the Charter in Parliament was an exercise in futility
    Maybe the advice u gave to.me should be sent to Mia
    With a question of asking what was the purpose
    Better yet u need to hush and take control of your blog

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  • The blp throw a shade crew are still drunken with the kool-aid Mia keeps dishing out
    So.much so that if Mia show them horse dung and tell them it’s was bakes they would belive
    The Charter cost plenty money to be laid out and the blp yardfowls want all to belive after much hard word and spend the Charter would be balled up and thrown in the garbage for one of them Chinese garbage trucks to pick up
    What a sorry lot to think such would happen
    Atherley was on the ball as he called out Mia for her deceit and hypocrisy on tabling the Charter then trying to react in a manner which would dispel whatever concerns were found in the Charter which needed to be scrutinized
    Now here comes King David of BU trying to introduce a Mia play card of Now yuh see it Now yuh don’t

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  • Extract from ‘How Beijing is using its billions to buy up the Commonwealth’ By Jack Wright For Mailonline 10:31 GMT 27 Nov 2021

    Figures compiled by the American Enterprise Institute show that China has invested almost £500million into roads, homes, sewers and a hotel in Barbados, the Caribbean island which is distancing itself from British influence as it becomes a republic on Tuesday.

    Xxxxx
    Why aren’t u asking govt these questions that are being seen all over the world

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  • Your comment is instructive, take control of a blog with middle to old age commenters, what does it say?

    The blogmaster will allow what you and others have in you to show for everyone to see before …

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  • Better yet u need to hush and take control of your blog

    what more can he do Angie dear?
    has he not sat quietly and let us see your hatred and invective for the BLP exposed?
    how come he aint dead YET from reADING YOUR WAFFLE ALL DESE YEARS I DONT KNOW
    SOME AH WE DOES COME HEY AND MEH JOKE BUT YOU SERIOUS BOUT YOUR BULLSHIT

    we saw you quote Bible about God looking down yet failing to see that God takes down Governments and sets them up as clearly taught in Daniel 2, and that he did so in May 2018 decisively
    the man ask you a simple question
    can you answer it?
    who cares what atherly says?
    he is of no consequence his days are numbered at Mias pleasure when she calls de next election
    at which time you will still be groaning
    why dont you come down and run for office and battle wid Mia tete a tete?
    or tek she on in a town hall meeting?

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  • DavidNovember 27, 2021 10:23 PM

    Your comment is instructive, take control of a blog with middle to old age commenters, what does it say?

    The blogmaster will allow what you and others have in you to show for everyone to see beforeâ

    Xxxx
    OK.
    It is your blog do whatever u like
    Not any concern of mine

    BTW I placed a comment taken from the American Institute Enterprise a right wing think tank whose keeps an eye on govt affairs world wide
    Seems as if everyone is keeping an eye on this govt and it’s close relationships with China
    Trouble seems to brewing in paradise from every corner

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  • YOU TALK NUFF BOUT GOD WELL THEN PRAY FOR DE COUNTRY NUH
    LOT OF BELIEVERS IN BIM PRAY FOR THE GOB DAILY
    THEY DONT TELL HIM WUH TO DO
    THEY JUST ASK HIM TO DIRECT AND CONTROL AND THEY LEAVE IT IN HIS HANDS

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  • David

    With respect. You may own this blog an apology.

    Remember when this writer objected to the notion that the elected dictator, Mia Mpttley, broke the Westminster tradition when she embarked on the unprecedented action of a second throne speech thereby breaching a social contract with the people. And you persistently batted away the arguments made.

    If what the blogger above is reporting is true, that the republic agenda is now being defended as having already gotten the electoral approval by the people of Barbados based on said original manifesto, subsequently subjected to a second throne speech. The above blogger has also asserted that nothing about republicanism was in such a manifesto.

    Maybe, you could tell the blog in which political or legal universe could both a rejection of the original manifesto be legal and it’s acceptance when convenient..

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  • @Pacha

    Maybe that is the point if it was not mentioned then there is no obligation by the party to deliver on earlier promise?

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  • I do more than pray i put money in the country as well as to areas of charity
    Read 1 Corinthians 13 4 -7

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  • DavidNovember 27, 2021 10:45 PM

    @Pacha

    Maybe that is the point if it was not mentioned then there is no obligation by the party to deliver on earlier promise?
    Xxxxx
    But it also condemns Weir to be a bold faced Liar
    A problem which is endemic within the party
    One ugly sore point that keeps repeating as with the sourcing of vaccine and Now with the Charter
    Needless to say that u David was quick to absolve the huge gap of lies by Weir by focusing on the manifesto not having such promise relieved govt of any necessity to oblige

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  • Had another listen to the Friday talk show, the point Weir made is that no mention was made of going referendum in the throne speech or manifesto.

    Close to the end:

    https://downtobrasstacks.castos.com/episodes/brasstacks-nov-26th-2021

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  • Only so much Govt can do
    “The Government can give you a framework. But the people must have the will. If you don’t have it, there is nothing a government can do.”
    – Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore For most of my life I’ve been hearing about Barbados’ aspirations to be a developed nation. If Singapore, a small island state and former British colony like us could do it, we can do it too.
    That talk seemed to subside in the last few years and national ambitions seemed to recede. Then the Mia Amor Mottley administration came to power like a whirlwind chanting, “Vote fuh muh and watch muh”. Even I, the ultimate political cynic, could not help but to be fascinated and impressed by the energy and pace of the new Government. This pace was considerably slowed by COVID-19. So has been the initial high positive regard and public goodwill.
    I was always disturbed by the “Aunty Mia” talk that was trending in the early days of the administration, though. It is dangerous for a population to infantilise itself and glorify politicians in that way. But it can be just as dangerous and infantile for a population to go the other direction and demonise politicians.
    A mature citizenry in a mature democracy understands that its leaders are public servants and imperfect human beings, and that it is they, the citizens, who really run tings. Some of those same people who were glorifying “Aunty Mia” are now demonising “dictator Mia” throwing around the word dictator. We can be fickle.
    But if “Aunty Mia” is a dictator, she is a poor one.
    What dictator worth their salt would offer the people of their country the opportunity to take part in full and open constitutional reform over the period of a year? That is not a smart dictatorial move unless . . . the belief is that the people are too immature and infantile to truly seize the opportunity . . . Unless the consultation will not be genuine and of any real depth and just for show. Even so, to open that gate, even a bit, would be a risk that no genuine dictator would take because citizens can grow up fast and force through.
    Some people think that the move to republic was forced through at the wrong time.
    I think that we are right on time in replacing the monarchy with a Barbadian head of state. Previous governments never found the right time to do it because it will be at all times politically risky. I do not think a referendum was necessary nor desirable either. If we have to put placing a Barbadian as head of state to a vote, then we are probably not mature enough for a Barbadian head of state.
    Politically under-educated However, the reality is that we do have a population which is politically under-educated.
    One which requires a lot of educating and deep engagement explaining during this transition. That this aspect of the transition has been so sorely lacking has cast a cloud over the entire process.
    It draws suspicion that the invitation to participate in constitutional reform may not be genuine. In all fairness, deep engagement is never easy and it is not something Barbadians traditionally do well with. The lack of engagement has not only been seen by this administration nor only on this issue. The irony is, this administration has been criticised in the past for its push to engage, with charges of being overly PR focused.
    So, the task is difficult.
    But every cloud has a silver lining.
    If I was a religious person I would say that God sent the atheist community to stir up the Christian community to bring to the wider community’s attention, the need to pay attention to the changes that will be made to the Constitution. The contention over the retention of references to religion and the use of the word “Creator” in the Charter may be a blessing in disguise, if it opens the eyes of more Barbadians to the need to participate in the shaping of the Constitution.
    Lee Kuan Yew has been glorified for his role in helping Singapore to develop. He has also been demonised and characterised by some as a dictator. Whatever the case, despite this, he recognised that it was the will of the people to develop that was the key factor.
    However, he did not face a people that had been disempowered, culturally oppressed and underdeveloped by hundreds of years of slavery and colonialism. In Barbados’ case, deep engagement is a necessary element of development. But as Lee Kuan Yew indicates, there is only so much a government can do. At some point the people have to step up. I am hoping the period of constitutional reform will be that point.
    Adrian Green is a communications specialist.
    Email: Adriangreen14@gmail.com

    Source: Nation

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