BLP Win 30-0, Again

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in a surprising result won all 30 seats again in a snap election called 18 months before constitutionally due by Mia Mottley.

In the coming weeks there will be robust debate about how our democracy optimally serves Barbadians with a muted dissenting voice. One may argue a healthy democracy requires a strident dissenting voice. Barbados is traveling an uncharted path given the 2018 and 2022 general election results and BELOW 50% turnout (anecdotal). In the coming weeks our attention will turn to government’s management of COVID 19, the economy, the health of political opposition and a few other key issues.

Whither the political opposition?

The blogmaster congratulates the BLP on the win and offers the advice – to whom much is given, much is expected.

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  • Looking to the future

    There was nothing the DLP could have done to stop a massive defeat. DLP candidates would have had to amass a great amount of popular support that was genuine. There are now new voters in Barbados whose thinking is that no opposition candidate in the House of Assembly an do anything for them. This came out of the St. George North by- election. Which constituency was going to stand up to be the ones not getting work or roads done? In a new constitution no government should be allow do any major work in a constituency once the election is called. Take for example roads that were in disrepair for years being scraped on Monday this week and paved on Tuesday the day before the election. The people on those roads who were vex, on election morning are now please.

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  • Looking to the future

    The silent elephant in the room is the enticement of money for voting by both parties. This has created a citizen that politicians know can be bought and therefore do not have any responsibilities for them after the election. These things must be looked at going forward if we are going to be a viable democratic country.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster, you are flailing into AC land with clichéd rhetoric … Of course “Members of political parties come from the people.” We have/had some wonderfully excellent able representatives from amongst us … . I played sports, camped, debated and sat next to several … some who won scholarships, were excellent teenage activists, excelled academically and athletically, and developed generally quite successful careers… in short, they matched themselves against other Bajan (and international) top talents and came out ahead!

    So please stop this our cupboard is lacking or that those motived to serve are ‘puny’ rhetoric … it ISN’T and they AREN’T!

    That Bajans have signaled they believe the BLP currently have ALL the talent who they want representing them is NOT a catastrophy nor a governance hindrance.

    BTW, when in our history did a Bajan go to the polls
    “attuned to governance issues” as it relates to the “purpose of proper working committees of parliament and their importance to a working democratic system”???? …. We elect people to REPRESENT our interests and needs in parliament… we don’t care HOW they do it by committee assignments… NO citizen anywhere really ever does that.

    Bajans (a majority of the 40% PLUS any who acquiesced with a non-vote) have elected 30 of their fellow men and women to REPRESENT them … NOT represent the BLP interests… we truly have to accept the hard reality that there is nothing crazy nor shocking about that … now the second time done.

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    Not when they were KNOCKING ON PEOPLE’S DOORS…both parties, knew the people had no money to feed themselves or their children, the kids have no tablets or devices for online schooling and they BOUGHT their VOTES, easy to sell when you and your kids are hungry and desperate…..and they would know if ya did not vote…or else they would only have had a 20% or LESS VOTER TURNOUT…

    …ah want any fowl to come out and tell me that did not happen let me TELL THEM WHERE IT DID…

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  • A total of 559 people, 251 males and 308 females, tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday, January 19, from the 2 165 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

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  • Auntie Mia’s flock are full of vigour enthusiasm. They have invested their hopes in a leader who has a questionable track record. The Four Seasons project remains an indelible stain etched in the fabric of the finances of this country. We have yet to receive a full explanation of the story of a Barbadian businessman who was given the responsibility to procure covid-19 vaccines for the country.

    The “opposition” weighted down with the Ciico scandal and a history of financial mismanagement when in power, undoubtedly, negated their valiant leader’s effort to turn around their fortunes at the polls.

    Mia has been very fortunate. The DLP as a brand under the stewardship of Thompson and Stuart is perceived as a failed party. The memories of Bajans are dim and short. Mia, irrespective of her past histories will never face questioning in such a banal environment where politicians are never questioned or grilled by their media.

    We can question the advantages and disadvantages of a one party state and how the constitution may have to be changed to protect Barbados from becoming a dictatorship. Let’s get real Barbados has always been a sham democracy.

    Unless Mia is prepared to carry out a root and branch enquiry into financial impropriety as practiced by both parties over the last 25 years than no good will come out of her reelection.

    The country is broke. The taste of an election victory is meaningless when your population finds themselves as hostages to a debt mountain.

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  • @ Lorenzo
    I am known to be a gentleman. Congratulations on a formidable victory.
    BTW, the only bitters I know is Angostura.
    Cheers my brother !
    Peace.

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  • COVID-19 has claimed the lives of three more Barbadians.

    On Wednesday, January 19, a 33-year-old unvaccinated man and a 63-year-old fully vaccinated woman, both died from the virus at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. Additionally, a 51-year-old man passed away today, Thursday, January 20, at Harrison’s Point. He was unvaccinated.

    There have been 274 deaths from COVID-19 since March 2020.

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  • @Dee Word

    We know you love to debate to death.

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  • We must congratulate the Duopoly on the strict and highly successful COVID protocols throughout the entire campaign. What was most impressive was the social distancing at the large meetings on the last night of the campaign. Once more the Duopoly demonstrated its deep commitment to keeping us safe. Those protocols, should now be shared with all countries.
    BTW, they were vastly superior to those used by Trump in the USA.
    We have nothing to worry about.
    Peace.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    LOL 🤣 … “We know you love to debate to death.”

    Not at all good sir…. I just would love that we debate the REAL major issues and not the minor ones.

    This has been a very consequential election … it demands that we too be consequential as we review and look forward.

    That’s all bro.

    Lata.

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  • Cases fell as predicted and will fall till Sunday then rise on Monday.

    BTW, how do you know the deaths are of Bajans?

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  • How many of the 274 dead are Bajans?

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  • with this group no longer in opposition for nearly 4 years…. ya did not hear anything about PAC either…

    EVEN YOUR IDOL WILLIAM SKINNER KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE.

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  • DPD,

    There are indeed voters who vote with the things you listed in mind. I am one of them and I have friends. Our interests are not personal but national.

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  • @Dee Word

    Successful companies recruit the best their budgets can afford.

    Why are political parties in Barbados unable to recruit the best citizens to serve?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    Let them continue to pretend it was all hunkie dorie and the voters were with them and are not mostly REPULSED BY THEM ALL…….they are the ones gotta live with that LYING DELUSION…for the next 5 years…

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    “Those protocols, should now be shared with all countries.”

    there was at least one superspreader event that a journalist spoke about, look out for spikes and deaths, they are the ones pretending they could put Covid on hold whenever they feel like it…when it suits their narrow agendas…

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  • @ Looking to the futureJanuary 20, 2022 3:40 PM,

    The reds have repeated their annilation of the opposition and are in a party mood. This is not the place and time for being objective. They will sober up soon to the reality of live in Barbados once the debt collector taps on their door sometime soon.

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  • So how many peeps voted against the “next GOB” this time who will be disenfranchised by the result and have no voice in Parliament?

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  • I am certain I read there would be no gatherings.

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  • The silent elephant in the room is the enticement of money for voting by both parties. This has created a citizen that politicians know can be bought and therefore do not have any responsibilities for them after the election. These things must be looked at going forward if we are going to be a viable democratic country.

    Xxxxxxxx

    NOW YOU UNDERSTAND WHY NO THIRD PARTY IS VIABLE THE BLACK LOCALS MASSES ON THE 2 X3 ISLAND ARE TOO SMALL MINDED AND CAN BE ENTICED FOR SMALL MONEY.

    THEIR WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES FOR SILLY PETTY GREED

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  • With the predicted influx of 80,000 immigrants planned for Barbados. First discussed by the DLP, who were egged on by a certain minister who implored Bajans to start breeding more. Where does this leave the native Bajans?

    Mia believes the future of Barbados economy rests on the country’s ability to attract migrants. This is hardly a ringing endorsement of the natives.

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  • “@Dee Word
    We know you love to debate to death.”

    This is a Bajan trait
    and I’ve got proof
    check out the Bu

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    Beloved, thank you for feeling called to support in the healing of our beautiful planet.

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  • Successful companies recruit the best their budgets can afford
    Possibly you need to examine their budgets? And realise they are attracting what they can afford.

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  • David
    I don’t get your point. 4o% during a Covid surge in an aging population. It was 60% in 2018. Is turnout to any event normal these days? Older folks are not even keen to go church.

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  • This statement is inaccurate. Mottley is responding to the face Barbados has an ageing population which means pension expense is increasing at a rate to outstrip contributions in the near future.

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  • @Frank

    They attract funding for political campaigns in the millions?

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  • @David
    Party war chests are frequently referenced here, when debating elections.
    I have to “guess” the DLP must be scrambling? 0 seats is not positive for raising funds. As noted earlier, labour were once very tight with the DLP. Forgetting their $$$, their on-the-ground work, especially in getting out the vote, is invaluable. Not surprisingly, the $$$ allotted here to getting voters to the polls on election day (and before) is high. All the advertising dollars and printed material does NOT get them to the polling booth.
    Is there “party money” in Barbados for securing seats? Here you need X seats to qualify (varies), but it is big money for the Party.

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  • The problem has to be DLP are so unworthy to get nothing at all
    Blame the ACs for their nonsense mouthing

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  • “Successful companies recruit the best their budgets can afford.
    Why are political parties in Barbados unable to recruit the best citizens to serve?”

    The blogmaster has not fully recovered from his celebrations and so he posed a questions that is not fully thought through. It was just an election and not a cleaning of the Augean stables. The horses cronyism, favoritism, nepotism…. are an integral part of the recruiting process.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    After all the self-promotion…they still gotta deal with THE REALITY ON THE GROUND….and….the PEOPLE are on to them in ways they can’t even imagine..

    William they have no clue…

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  • David
    What statement is inaccurate?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    IMF is waiting and so are ALL the other CREDITORS…

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  • @enuff

    Was referring to TLSN.

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  • @ Frank
    “ EVEN YOUR IDOL WILLIAM SKINNER KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE.“
    You need to leave my name out when you are posting matters. I have never declared who or what you idolize.
    Stand on your feet. Defend your own shit.
    Take care of your own business .
    Always like little children trying to drag people into all yuh shit.
    I don’t need any frigging tag team. There are quite a few people on this blog who I share similar philosophical and ideological perspectives with. @ WURA happens to be one of them.
    Don’t let that be your focus.
    Thanks.

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  • @dub
    when parties have a poor election result, and enter a ‘re-building’ phase, funding becomes priority #1. Usually they have lost many with the ‘power’ to get donations. And regular donors, especially with the pandemic, ease back. Especially since 2022 was not an ‘election year’. Hence the “snap” call, likely caught the D’s off guard financially (despite Verla’s claims they were not, largely due to some shirts intended for Errol Barrow Day) Hard to find funds fast? Esp when the donor knows there will be no return immediately, and due to transitioning people, may not be even known of/remembered in 5 years. Did the Manifesto printer get C.O.D?

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    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/01/20/first-time-candidate-condemns-intimidation-and-vote-buying-in-elections/

    William…ya should see who is jumping out with EXCUSES..

    ooohhhhhh…”concerns about the virus may have kept voters from the polls”

    oh really well let me tell ya what YOU ARE PRETENDING NOT TO KNOW:

    THEY WOULD HAVE WALKED THROUGH FIRE and FLOODS to VOTE…if they thought they were not going to be SOLD OUT and ROBBED AGAIN…and their children oppressed, disenfranchised and REDUCED TO POVERTY……how bout dat…

    excuses, excuses…..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    TLSN….imagine the GODDAMN NERVE…after calling an election DURING A RAGING PANDEMIC….now making excuses….for why PEOPLE REFUSED TO VOTE…

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  • @ NorthernObserver January 20, 2022 5:57 PM

    “Elon” Maloney dropped out as a noble donor after his office building at Preconco burned down.

    Pure coincidence?

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  • Skinner your rambling attempt at sacasm is getting boring.Nobody ever claimed all was well in Barbados but like all countries we are struggling with covid.At least unlike some joker on brasstacks who always speaks about his beloved president was so hurt he could not even bring himself to congratulate Ms Mottley and her government but talked all kind of nonsense you congratulated the government which is good.The joker was on brasdtacks saying the dems would win 28 to 2.Unbelievable! No wonder he was so embarassed today.The so called dictator who Ms Moe claimed had changed called a snap election catching most of them unprepared and got rid of persons like Rev Atherley and his sidekick Mr Franklin along with some in her party like Mr Payne.This was a boss political move something a Mr Tom Adams would have made.IAs for Ms Moe did Ms Mottley chsnge while she appointed you as a minister or only after she fired you and you disappeared for 6 months? Congratulations to Ms Mottley and her team .I gone.

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  • Mottley speaks about opposition in parliament
    Barbados today

    After introducing the winning team along with Parris, Dr Walcott and political strategist Hartley Henry, the Prime Minister-elect sought to assure Barbadians that despite claims by some that her government wanted a one-party state, nothing could be further from the truth.

    “I am a child of democracy. I know what it is to know every single prime minister in this nation since Errol Walton Barrow; and it is that solemn commitment in front of you the people of this nation, in front of the people of the world, and in particular in front of my parliamentary colleagues that we shall continue to keep the best precepts of democracy, transparency and accountability alive to the people of this nation,” Mottley told a cheering crowd.

    She went further to say that her administration will be an “opposition for ourselves”.

    “Regrettably, there were those who felt that they would form their own opposition and would do the things that would make their country almost difficult to govern. But, tonight, the people have spoken,” Mottley said

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  • TheOGazerts (Consultant 2022-2025)

    BLP 2022-2025
    1. Let 2018 to 2022 be your guide.
    After the election in 2018, the DLP vanished from the battlefield leaving only ‘the little engine that could’ to fight on BU. Indeed, it is only Grenville Phillips and Donville Innis who we saw after the 2018 rout delivered by Mia..
    “Verla” needs to maintain visibility of herself and her party. This time do not retreat to the bunker (as Miller described the 2018 exit); it did not work in 2018 and it will not work now. Let the people see you toiling in the vineyard during this lean time.

    Be prepared
    Verla was tinkering and releasing names in dribs and drabs when the 2022 election was called. She and the party was caught by surprised. The positive outcome is that she bnow has a slate of tested candidates to work with. I repeat, do not go to bed until 2024 or the next election is called. Be prepared from today and try to maintain the visibility of yourself and your party. Get in the vineyards, console your supporters and start gearing up for the next fight.

    ‘3. Be optimistic
    The only reason that an early election was called is that bad news is headed our way. Given this, it should come as no surprise if Mia could tries this stunt again. Appoint ‘shadow ministers’ who can provide a proper statement on the bad news and can point out the flaw in the government’s response. With 30-0 and less than three years in power Mia had to call for a ‘restart’. She has shown that she has the stamina for a bungled 2,5 years. Her stamina as a leader for 5 years is questionable. In December 202, let’s start talking about the fatigue factor.

    Having Freundel Stuart tell Bajans of the Golden Years was probably a deciding factor in people staying away from the poll. Who wants five more of those golden years. Going forward, speeches have to be vetted and speakers must be urged to sick to the script. For the record, this 2022 election was a disaster for the DLP, do not try to spin it as a success.

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  • @ Lorenzo January 20, 2022 2:49 PM
    (Quote):
    Ms Mottley is head and shoulders above the political nightwatchman who surely should throw in the towel or be removed from the leadership.She is clearly not a political leader.As for the old guard all of them should retire.Therefore the excuses and sour grapes ain, t cutting it.
    (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Lorenzo, the Nostradamus of BU, congratulations on your predicted red-washing of the discredited DLP.

    Because of its failure to purge itself of the likes of Lowe the down-low hypocrite and Sharkmout Lashes the former mafia enforcer of housing, it allowed itself to be plagued by the spectre of Fumble who appeared after 3 years of a giant sleep to curse the chances of his abandoned deceitful lying party from even winning a single seat.

    Your goddess and Tron’s Supreme Leader now have all the political resources at her fingertips to re-create Barbados in her own image.

    There is absolutely NO Opposition to get in her way with her too many erstwhile unemployable hands to make for a heavier-work Cabinet with its bevy of consultants and hangers-on.

    Unless there is a tsunami or a category 5 hurricane overwhelming Bim this year there is now NO excuse for not coming good on the idyllic promises made to Bajans.

    So what do you think should be the first item on the agenda after recreating the 2022-23 Estimates in the IMF’s image?

    Should it be the many infrastructural projects needed to create the many jobs promised to the youth- like the long overdue Hyatt Ziva godsend which has been stalled for years in the pipeline not because of the patriotic environmental manoeuvring of the muted Comissiong but the acts of the turncoat nuisance Atherley and his humbug sidekick Franklyn in association with the fallen-from-political grace Rams?

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  • @ African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    Mia, the ruthless, removed every tool from her tool box to consolidate her power in order to win this election.

    I have options and Barbados is not on my list. I pray for my fellow Bajans.

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  • TheOGazerts (Consultant 2022-2025)

    She went further to say that her administration will be an “opposition for ourselves”.

    Doesn’t it sound like the definition of a one party state? Go wash your leg, that isn’t rain.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    Was this not the same little Foul Lorenza who was on here cussing Caswell for exposing the Moe issue. where she went off for 8 months AT TAXPAYER’S EXPENSE….did he not abuse Caswell in the worse way……now he is cussing Moe and still cussing Caswell…imps and pimps…

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  • @Tron
    Noble donor to which party? lol
    I was expecting you to detail the State Funeral with full Republic honours for the DLP. A Tron touch would be placing the statue of your most disliked PM in the casket? Not that this would free up the spot, just a deserving recognition.

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  • TheOGazerts (Consultant 2022-2025)

    AC,
    You fought a good fight.
    You ran a good race.
    With a few hundred like you.. vocal, strong, and fighting each step of the way, the outcome could have been different.
    Congrats sister. If ever you need campaign funds ….

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    “I have options and Barbados is not on my list. ”

    the Afrikan descended population also have MULTIPLE OPTIONS and need to start UTILIZING every one of THEM…..

    don’t want to be STRANDED on BDS Barbados when it really starts to sink and have no life boats..better start making the necessary preparations to save themselves…at least the have both the EAST and WEST…

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  • TheOGazerts (Consultant 2022-2025)January 20, 2022 6:19 PM

    She went further to say that her administration will be an “opposition for ourselves”.

    Doesn’t it sound like the definition of a one party state? Go wash your leg, that isn’t rain.
    Xccccccc
    You read that too
    I actually did a double take to hear Mottley make that bold statement right after stating that she understood democracy
    Xxxxxxx

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    TheOGazerts (Consultant 2022-2025)

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • North O
    In my opinion DLP were piss poor and got what they deserved

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    Those election circulars that were posted had HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS in the envelopes…people are exposing it…they are TIRED…

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  • Noticing there is an eerie kind of silence across social.media platform after the 40percent win
    Is reality sinking in knowing that the voices of the people would not be represented in Parliament any longer

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @DAvid….“Successful companies recruit the best their budgets can afford. […] Why are political parties in Barbados unable to recruit the best citizens to serve?”

    1.Bajan political parties have over the years recruited top talent…the term ‘the best is relative comparatively ..so being brief off top of head … let’s take a quick look—

    Current PM; graduated with excellent academic credentials from the island’s BEST (one of the best if you went HC, Lodge, St.Michael’s, Cawmere .. 🙂 ) secondary schools; then attended top tier British Law School; top lawyer for many years and leader in entertain industry and top captain in other business areas.
    Current AG: graduated with excellent academic credentials from (then) one of island’s finest secondary schools; attended and excelled at UWI; was a leader in civic groups and as teenager travelled regionally and internationally as a youth Kiwanian leader; was a District Governor of regional org (as I recall); has ben a leading attorney on island
    MP Topping (former) and Hinkson (current): both won UWI scholarships early in career to complement their school years academic success at another top local school; both successful in careers and civic life; Hinkson president of his Lions Group (dont recall if he ascended to post of District Governor).
    Bobby Morris (former MP): _Also top student at school then going on to be a history lecturer and top trade unionist. A high achiever in his field locally and internationally.

    2.Every one of our PMs and DPMs (most) have been either national scholars or were top academic achievers.

    No need to belabor the point David… take a cross section of Bajan society and compare the ratios to our MPs … I expect that there is as good as or slightly better results of the top achievers (academically and otherwise)) in parliament. .. remember we also had some of the best insurance underwriters; best small business operators; medical professionals and of course a bariffle of maguffy lawyers in their too.

    I dun wid you and this debate brother… you are swayed by sentiment NOT evidence.

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  • TheOGazerts (Consultant 2022-2025)

    2025 election news
    With the addition of 80,000 immigrants consisting of 60,00 eligble voters, Mia gained a third consecutive (3-year) term.

    The black majority population failed to turn up for the elections, but the newly arrived immigrants voted en masse and were the deciding factor in 24 of the 30 constituencies. One ‘native born Brabadian’ was heard to exclaim “man when I went to the polling station, the place was packed with foreigners. I couldn’t get in and I went home”.

    Now that the new immigrants have shown their political power, several of them stated that they will be running as candidates in a number of constituencies. In fact, Dubb Streek” a new arrival and dj, was heard to say ‘We can easily win 10 seats on our own and become the dominant party in any coalition.”

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  • Some Black Racism
    that will appeal to Black Racists
    they will still lose again and again
    they’re nasty

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  • My reading of situation is quite simple. It makes no sense ignoring the glaring fact that Mottley has been elevated by the ballot to a political stratosphere that has perhaps only been achieved by Sir. Grantley Adams and Errol Barrow.
    We now have to wait and see if this sky high political acclamation will be transformed into meaningful policy that will alter the socio economic landscape of the country. Sir Grantley heralded Adult Suffrage and Barrow independence and free education. While Mottley brought Republic status, it has not resonated like the others because the general consensus is that Republic status had been set in motion by Independence and leaders before her had determined it was on the cards.
    Please note this is no endorsement of my view that the Duopoly is decaying and decadent. But, my ideological and philosophical underpinnings, are buttressed by intellectual honesty, I humbly suggest this is the current political challenge that confronts Mottley and the collective Duopoly.
    Peace.

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  • Mia says beating DLP twice was like a walk in the park

    Kill them and then kill them again

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  • Gazzerts Ms Depeiza as a leader is history.For the dems to progress she has to be replaced.No amout of visibility will make any difference for her.In my view she has lost three elections in different areas.This tells me she is a political loser and should retire from politics.I gone.

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  • @ David
    You continue to ignore that it’s not a question of good or best candidates . It is the lack of any ideological or philosophical persuasion that they bring to the process.
    Until such candidates are attracted to or recruited by the parties, your disappointment is guaranteed.
    Peace

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  • 555dubstreetJanuary 20, 2022 6:47 PM

    Mia says beating DLP twice was like a walk in the park

    Kill them and then kill them again

    Xxxxcc

    Beating blp.with a forty percent voters turn out and having a population of two hundred and 70 thousand

    Is like having a loaf of bread and only receiving the crumbs
    Thank God for democracy

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  • @ac
    your new assignment. Find out WHY the voters didn’t turn out.
    Hint: you appreciated the seminal moment of the March, you just haven’t absorbed WHY it was seminal.
    Blaming it upon economic status or turn-out is merely a continuation of the errors made prior to, and after the March.
    The people are ALWAYS right. Don’t blame the people, or you might get zero seats.

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  • Can’t wait to see how this opposition issue going to.play out
    Mia says her govt can oppose itself

    Actually her words to the effect states her administration would selfgovern as an opposition
    Well I be dam.i was thinking of moving to a communist country but Mia saved me a trip and money
    So here I would stay to.be the eyes and ears of this one party state called.Barbados

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  • 60% turnout, 30-0, all but 2 boxes
    40% turnout, 30-0, less boxes won
    The Dems really want a larger turnout?🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2021. All Rights Reserved

    Cuddear…hope you did not get the election circular with hundred dollar bills and here on BU pretending ya ain’t get none..

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  • @dub
    sadly I must concur. A pottage of nothingness.
    Congrats on the 0.
    I thought the political pendulum may have moved ‘a little’.

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  • NorthernObserverJanuary 20, 2022 7:11 PM

    @ac
    your new assignment. Find out WHY the voters didn’t turn out.

    Xccccc
    Can’t expect a disenchanted people to.waste time at a polling both voting for empty promises
    With all.the blp.celebrations the remaing sixty percent sent a message to the parties saying
    We don’t trust wanna
    Such a message is harsh and real and as if being poked in the eye

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  • @ 555dubstreetJanuary 20, 2022 6:47 PM

    We know you, Kiki, are a person well versed in the repeating vagaries of political history.

    Since there is nothing ‘new’ under the Sun don’t you think it is highly probable your star called MAM can go supernova, ‘prematurely’ just like how another DLP rising star, like a comet of great promises, went out too soon in a flame of shame?

    If Verla de P. wants to become the second female PM and fulfil a Senatorial dream, then she is advised to stick around the same way MAM went through the fire during her desert years as the deposed LoO during the years of the power-hungry Arthur who, on his return, was even prepared to sell her, like some political slave, to King Freundel the Lord of wholesale fumbling during that glorious decade of political and economic bleeps, blunders and foul-ups which brought Barbados to its knees with the now ‘bad-talking’ Sinckler as the altar boy.

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    “@ Frank
    “ EVEN YOUR IDOL WILLIAM SKINNER KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE.“

    they won’t hear stop trying to address me, they are still hellbent on turning the blog into STRIFE and CONFUSION…

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  • UNDERSTAND WHY STUPID PETTY BLACK PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BE AT THE BOTTOMOF THE TOTEM POLE AND TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF

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    First-time candidate condemns intimidation and vote-buying in electionsArticle by

    Voter intimidation, vote-buying and manipulation tactics have been condemned by St James South Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Candidate Dr Ronnie Yearwood, who, from as early as 9:30 a.m. on polling day said he had reason to believe such issues were at play.

    “Sometimes people don’t speak about these things, but we should always be concerned about voter intimidation or manipulation or vote-buying and as I said. New politics does not warrant that kind of behaviour and it needs to stop,” Dr Yearwood declared.

    “We have to turn over a new leaf and therefore I say to those from that generation and that type of politics, that it is time that they step aside.”

    Dr Yearwood, a law lecturer at the University of the West Indies, who was casting his vote at the Alexandra School in St Peter, did not identify what led him to raise the concern.

    However, the first-time candidate said vote-buying cheapens the relationship between constituents and their MPs.

    “These are always difficult things to prove but there’s an old saying that goes ‘you might not know what an elephant is until you see it, but when you see it you know it’s an elephant’. This is one of the elephants in the room in Barbadian politics and it needs to stop,” said Dr Yearwood.

    “If someone pays you a couple hundred dollars for your vote, then there is no respect and dignity in that relationship and that’s not the relationship we intend or that we will build with voters.

    “So that when they call and talk to us, we can represent them in real ways. When someone pays for your vote, that’s the end of that contractual relationship. When the voter complains that an MP had not gotten back to them then you understand why,” he added.

    The candidate also complained that St James South constituents were being turned away from polling stations because their names were not on the list. In other cases, he claimed people living in the same house were said to be voting in different constituencies.

    “It doesn’t make any sense and it just goes to show that the ECB has not done an effective job in ensuring that we had a clean and a proper list and these things affect elections. We should take these things seriously and sometimes I don’t think that we’ve taken these issues as seriously as we should and that’s slightly worrying in terms of our political process,” said Dr Yearwood.

    Nevertheless, he thought his chances were good, having run a solid campaign based on the issues affecting the people of St James South, free from ‘gutter politics’ personality-based politics.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/01/20/first-time-candidate-condemns-intimidation-and-vote-buying-in-elections/

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  • Hundred dollar bills in circulars?

    Who is exposing it?

    Some liar, most likely.

    Steupse! That is not a smart way to do it.

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  • “Beating blp.with a forty percent voters turn out and having a population of two hundred and 70 thousand”

    you mean beating d

    why did the voters given the choice say fuck dat

    I predicted a low turnout

    while you were praising rubbish

    claiming Dawn Marie-Armstrong was the bomb

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    Was trying to tell them about all the irregularities on the voter’s list, glad someone pointed out some of them…

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    “UNDERSTAND WHY STUPID PETTY BLACK PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BE AT THE BOTTOMOF THE TOTEM POLE AND TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF”

    a lot of them like it so, they are always focused on backward shit, so they can’t move forward..

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  • @ac
    So how do you make the DLP promises “not empty”?
    I listened to much of the D Manifesto launch and it was piss poor. Other than something to do with Education I haven’t a clue what their promises were, empty or not.
    Remember Trust, like Respect, are EARNED. Over time.
    How the (bad word) did the D’s lose 90%+ of the Union support?
    Hint: It is NEVER the people’s fault.
    Those (bad words) still have not accepted responsibility for what they did? You read @Donna or @Cuhdear? Sometimes an apology goes a L-O-N-G way?

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  • I am so glad Barbados is not on your list. Give me one of the Welcome Stamp people instead!

    Signed
    Another person with options.

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  • This was a pitiful low energy election campaign after x’mas into the new year

    there was no politics discussed

    Bajans caught the vapours

    Biz Markie – Vapors

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    so is the Foolish Fowl saying that all of this elaborate rush and hurry half a republic and snap election was part of a plot to get rid of Caswell and Atherley out of the parliament….did we REALLY read that…lol….

    so NOW WHAT??

    IMF still in town, they are funding the island and ALL the other CREDITORS are waiting to be paid….

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  • @ac
    So how do you make the DLP promises “not empty”?

    Xxx I never differentiate B D or independent
    I simply spoke from many a voters point of view hence the term empty promises

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  • 555rub a dubb dub
    while you were praising rubbish

    claiming Dawn Marie-Armstrong was the bomb
    Xxxx
    So what is difference between Armstrong ” rubbish” and those who were elected Wednesday ?

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    William….out jumps foul Enuff this morning….and am paraphrasing…”still holding my chair.” or something very close…..all that time the place was BLAZING at 4am when i woke up about vote buying etc….all the DIRT WAS ALREADY OUT THERE…even before i could get my eyes to focus…i was still part asleep when i logged on …

    I don’t think these fully understand the POWER associated with social media etc…

    they can’t even do anything in other jurisdictions without those who are plugged in globally finding out, they should start considering things like that…this is not the time, TRICKS are for KIDS..

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  • Having a first ever one state govt lead by a.first ever female PM and head of a newly birth Republic pains me to think that the PM power can be magnified when this Republic Constitution is written

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  • “o what is difference between Armstrong ” rubbish” and those who were elected Wednesday ?”

    she is wondering wondering
    why she couldn’t reach the top

    it takes plenty skill and a load of hot air to win 0 seats two elections in a row
    there is a conspiracy theory that dlp rip are deliberately losing elections to become famous / infamous / notorious

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  • DavidJanuary 20, 2022 4:50 PM

    @Dee Word

    Successful companies recruit the best their budgets can afford.

    Why are political parties in Barbados unable to recruit the best citizens to serve?

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    Man, are you dumb!!

    The parties are businesses who need to give returns to their shareholders.

    They owe no loyalty to the people of Barbados.

    The citizens who are the candidates are employees and their loyalty is to the party who owe us no loyalty.

    When I went to vote yesterday I took the time to read the addresses of each of the four candidates seeking to represent my constituency and by extension me.

    Two out of the four did not even live in Christ Church, one lived in St. George and the other in St. Philip.

    I disregarded both of them.

    Of the other 2, one lived either in the neighbouring constituency but it could have been mine.

    The fourth was a Bee or a Dee and I disregarded him.

    I don’t even think he was from my constituency.

    The person I voted for I watched on internet and was not at all enthralled by the performance I saw but still voted for that candidate because that person was from near enough to have been in my constituency.

    Do you understand how it works?

    I took the time to go through the process and it stinks to high heaven.

    I’ll explain it in a moment.

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    “In fact, the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) leader described the poll which was held 18 months before it was constitutionally due as a “cheap piece of theatre”

    don’t know if it’s the pot or the kettle..

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  • In order to become a candidate you have to first pay your $250 deposit.

    I did that to initiate the process and become an independent candidate in MY OWN FFING CONSTITUENCY.

    Next, you have to find a nominator and seconder from the Constituency you seek to represent.

    You also need two people to assent to you representing them.

    I made a few calls and the last person I spoke to told me, and I know that person well, “Man John, if I do that I will loose some of my customers. Dum is wicked people and will make sure I suck salt”!!

    One person told me “Man John, I have voted every election but I ain’t getting involved in politics this time”.

    I realised I was putting people on the spot so I stopped.

    I let it be known I would be present at “High Noon” at the Nomination Centre.

    Do you see how it works?

    The Party employs representatives who they have tested and found loyal and who they want to run as candidates.

    Those people could live on Culpeper Island.

    The Party finds the four people needed to nominate, second and assent to their employee becoming a candidate.

    Those people are no doubt recompensed in some way by the party, they may get work or favours.

    The independent is faced with getting four people from a population in his/her constituency who are terrified to go against the parties.

    Even the Presiding Officer knows how it works.

    He told me “You got till 3:00 pm. Bring them, I will let them through the back door, their names don’t have to be published in the paper because you are only an independent”!!

    I kid you not.

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  • William,

    Are you listening to George Belle? You should try to enlist his help.

    Great views on Caribbean political unity and how the vision can be accomplished.

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  • “Successful companies recruit the best their budgets can afford.

    Why are political parties in Barbados unable to recruit the best citizens to serve?”

    Elections are interviews for the best candidates

    and DLP bombed like a big poo

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  • “Since there is nothing ‘new’ under the Sun don’t you think it is highly probable your star called MAM can go supernova, ‘prematurely’ just like how another DLP rising star, like a comet of great promises, went out too soon in a flame of shame?”

    where dlp rip are long on hype but short on substance

    Mia is the real deal a bona fide politician who got her credential

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  • @ Donna
    Thanks will do. Do you recall he had a political party named the Barbados Workers Party in the 80s ? I went to its last Annual Conference.

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  • @NO
    How the (bad word) did the D’s lose 90%+ of the Union support?
    ++++++++++++
    Don’t forget that the BWU was a creature of the BLP but to make a long story short after a falling out with BLP leadership Frank Walcott aligned himself with Errol Barrow and the DLP and subsequent General Secretaries of the BWU followed the “Heavy Roller’s” lead. Mia was determined to bring the BWU back into the fold and her efforts were complete with the election of the present GS of the BWU to the H of A as a member of the BLP.

    As for the other Unions, during the DLP’s time in office it was at loggerheads with various Unions which I will not recount but if the leadership of those Unions were partial to the BLP it is a foregone conclusion that they will lead the membership to support of the BLP.

    BTW wasn’t there a Union that was demanding a hefty increase from the DLP Gov’t which settled for a small increase from the new Gov’t (BLP), what does that say about the leader(s) of that Union?

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  • “@Dee Word
    We know you love to debate to death.”

    I think Bu political debate must have finally reached it’s end point by now

    just like dlp rip have reached their end game

    Mia miscalculated this election overestimating level of interest and participation

    and now she is in power and opposition parties are a memory fairy tale fantasy

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  • 555rub dub dub

    it takes plenty skill and a load of hot air to win 0 seats two elections in a row
    Xxxxx
    It takes 40 percent of the voters turnout
    Calling a election during a pandemic to have a 30-0 win
    I belive those words are facts

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  • William,

    Didn’t remember that.

    But he believes Caribbean political union is the only way to achieve what we all wish and that the push should now be made to the young people.

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  • The voter’s list is published, giving people ample time to ensure that their name is on the list.

    Errors are inevitable. It becomes troubling when the volume of errors cannot be explained by normal human fallibility.

    Americans have sneezed and rasshole stupid Bajans, including rasshole stupid politicians have caught a cold.

    Michael is looking for excuses. Michael yuh los’.

    Sonia Browne bled votes because she is a ghost.

    You maintained your votes from 2018 and gained a few because people can see you.

    But nobody, including me, was prepared to return the Disastrous Dees to government.

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  • @555
    “Some Black Racism
    that will appeal to Black Racists
    they will still lose again and again
    they’re nasty”

    Perhaps the racist is you.
    I mentioned three groups in my bit
    Black majority,
    Newly arrived immigrants and
    Foreigners
    Nowhere did I give the latter two a specific race. They can be black, can’t they?

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  • The true racism is that some see the 80,000 as mostly non-black. My question is why??

    What do they see as the characteristic of this group that makes them different from our Caribbean brothers and sisters?

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