Did Many Hands Make Light Work?

Mia Mottley out-strategized all comers to win the recent general election by inflicting another 30-0 drubbing on a hapless Democratic Labour Party (DLP). The win is all the more incredible because it was achieved after a 3-year period of unprecedented economic challenges caused primarily by the ongoing pandemic AND the brought forward state of a weak economy.

Besides the chatter about the capacity of the DLP to reinvent itself to be seen as a legitimate choice of a government in waiting, the more immediate expectation is the shape of the new Cabinet and appointments to the Senate expected to be communicated this week. Prime Minister Mottley has signaled among other priorities this second tenure will focused on continuing transformative pursuits to improve how the country does its business.

In 2018 Mottley appointed 26 ministers with several parliamentary secretaries and consultants bolted on. That decision continues to evoke robust discussion pertaining to the insensitivity of the decision given the weak state of the economy. Mottley’s justification was that the perilous state of the economy and the workload required to rebuild the economy justified her decision. Her explanation was summed up in the phrase – many hands make light work. The blogmaster admits the mandate delivered last week probably had little to do with a large cabinet and more to do with a favourable perception of Mottley as leader of government at this time by voters compared to the alternatives on show. 

Political pundits argue Mottley had the difficult job of managing 30 members of parliament coupled with executing government business efficiently. It explains her contentious decision to have appointed 26 members to the 2018 Cabinet. This time around it will be interesting to observe if she repeats the decision- no doubt with the Kingmaker’s blessing- to reappoint a large Cabinet.

Political morality requires Mottley to think carefully about the optics of of another bloated Cabinet to satisfy political expediency at a time many Barbadians are suffering. Mottley is aware of the hospitality sector where employees in the thousands were sent home or suffered reduced pay, middleclass and senior citizens who had to suffer deep haircuts to nest egg investments as a result of the debt restructure and generally a workforce that continues suffer because of significant contraction in the economy are the key considerations. An important trait of a good leader is to make decisions to demonstrate empathy.

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  • you really have no clue what’s going on in Afrika RIGHT NOW with the population WHO ARE THE YOUNGEST ON EARTH…ya would if you would pay more attention since i stopped posting certain things, but they are MY PEOPLE so ya will have to find out on your own…

    Me already know African population has biggest youth
    I was saying it before you knew
    A.I.D.S.

    if you were half as bright as you think you are
    you would be the go to tribal elder with the higher wisdom
    are your children and grand children on board the train to zion

    Big Bottom
    Blues

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    “you would be the go to tribal elder with the higher wisdom
    are your children and grand children on board the train to zion”

    so much you don’t know and don’t need to..

    William…they are relatively safe in what they are planned/planning though, am not about to expose anything that is not human rights related. i always keep my word…..everyone has TO LOOK OUT FOR THEMSELVES going forward…

    if someone tells me to LOOK OUT FOR MYSELF…i take it to heart and do just that….

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  • @ David
    I am not going anywhere. I expected some quick reproach. It will not change my opinion. I never said Mr. Kothdiwala was not a Bajan. You know as well as I do that the Indians have kept an extremely low profile and are not quick to integrate socially. There has been some movement away from that in recent times.
    It is therefore possible that Mr. Kothdiwala’s political star power will act as a catalyst in encouraging others to change their anti- social attitudes.
    How long has the PM been in
    Parliament? Was she not Minister of Education.? And now she decides that there must be a young voice in Parliament and makes a pure political choice and you think that nobody can see through the obvious.

    Gimme a break.

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  • @William

    What if it does?

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  • “You know as well as I do that the Indians have kept an extremely low profile and are not quick to integrate socially. There has been some movement away from that in recent times.
    It is therefore possible that Mr. Kothdiwala’s political star power will act as a catalyst in encouraging others to change their anti- social attitudes.”

    explain to people what is the difference between
    black white indian chinese people
    in your filing system of a mind

    Your tone of a snide bitch sycophant make people wanna puke

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  • @ David
    Like you said they are Barbadians. But the same way , we get here and often negatively analyze black Barbadians , I will analyze any ethnic group as I see fit,
    Peace.

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  • “you would be the go to tribal elder with the higher wisdom
    are your children and grand children on board the train to zion”

    “so much you don’t know and don’t need to..”

    point was preach or teach to reach to them
    a deep immersion in Africa
    is about the vibe being there

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  • Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Sweden have become notorious outliers in Europe when countries cater towards uncontrolled immigration. Check out Australia and her relationship with their Lebanese community.

    Donald Trump was mocked when he singled out Sweden as a country where mass immigration brought a significant increase in levels of violence.

    Barbados is treading an extremely dangerous and naive path towards mass Immigration.

    That Mia chose to open an embassy in the notorious oppressive UAE and at the same time promote Abed’s son to become an ambassador is shocking. Minister Estwick under the DLP administration threatened to resign his post if Barbados refused the UAE’S offer to pay of the totality of Barbados’s debts

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/08/06/ambassador-to-uae-looking-beyond-traditional-areas-of-cooperation/

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8818631/Swedish-police-chiefs-plead-resources-migrant-mafia-gangs-terrorise-country.html

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  • Worries in the dance

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    TLSN…the greedy and corrupt will NEVER pass up that opportunity to get their hands on 6 billion dollars…

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  • There could be two ” han to mout ” DLPites willing to accept the salaries and perqs.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/01/29/ag-explains-that-dlp-govt-and-president-must-hold-talks-on-proposed-senate-seats/

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  • DavidJanuary 29, 2022 8:21 AM

    @William

    How the framers intended is for the AG to be the champion and guide to maintain law and order in the country.
    Xxx
    True but not intended tomake the Constitution a political football for self-interest purpose
    It was a guide all founded and set on moral directives
    When govt intent to.make changes these guides or directives cannot and should not be changed in favour of political maneuvers

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  • Not “han to mout”
    When the ECB first announced that infected person would not be allowed to vote, many knew that was the final decision, but first we heard ‘Mr Chapman was in no position to make that decision’; then ” we will study the situation and get back to you”; then ‘they can’t vote, period’.

    Blackett took a hard and firm position and did not allow himself any wiggle room. With his response etch in stone, it will allow others to to possibly pick off the most vulnerable and that could include those who are not completely on board the Blackett train.

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  • @William

    Sure, just know there is a difference between analyzing and destructively criticizing.

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  • Blackett took a hard and firm position and did not allow himself any wiggle room. With his response etch in stone, it will allow others to to possibly pick off the most vulnerable and that could include those who are not completely on board the Blackett train
    Xxccc
    Whether one like Blackett decision or not he took the position of the Constitution
    Positioning the party not to be out maneuvered legally in the event a Constitutional lawyer pushes the goal post further along on a challenge that the dlp decision to take the post was illegal
    It might be easy to overlook the nuts and bonds towards good governance
    However there are those like the GP persuasion who stands as vanguards to protect the Constitution

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  • First let me dispatch “What is to prevent a stipulation which says a Bajan in the diaspora must have x investable asset onshore? As one example.”

    A bad example.
    Let me use the most absurd argument. Two Bajans leave the island; and one works hard at a 9-5 job and the other waste his time but wins a lottery. The Bajan wastrel is allowed to vote because he has the means and the other does not. I find it surprising that our natural response would be a revision of the ‘poll tax’ of the Jim Crow South. It appears that creating slave laws is in our DNA.

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  • “just know there is a difference between analyzing and destructively criticizing…”

    in the Bu of the mind

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  • It is one stipulation, it does not preclude others. Back to you.

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    TLSN….that they can NEVER REPAY….lol

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  • As long as those slave laws does not affect those pushing the idea
    All is well.and those exempt should sit idly by and accept

    That is the rationale of the so called intellectual in Barbados let those sitting at the bottom of the barely stay their
    They worth nothing anyway

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  • “First let me dispatch “What is to prevent a stipulation which says a Bajan in the diaspora must have x investable asset onshore? As one example.”

    A bad example.
    Let me use the most absurd argument. Two Bajans leave the island; and one works hard at a 9-5 job and the other waste his time but wins a lottery. The Bajan wastrel is allowed to vote because he has the means and the other does not.”

    Citizenship in other some countries allows people to vote from foreign

    Rules for (Re-)Applying for Citizenship through descent can depend on various factors and rules which can change all the time with changes in Government
    such as
    Citizenship of parents at time of birth
    Criminal Record

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  • @Donna,
    I understand your desire to have voters in the Diaspora as a consequence of their votes ” experience the same pain as voters at home”.

    That is one side of the argument. It should be borne in mind that (so far) in ‘Mongoose gang’ regimes the pain is often one set of local voters inflicting pain on a next set of local voters. Could it be possible that voters in the diaspora might actually thwart the creation of a Mongoose gang.

    The present situation where 25% of the voters become responsible for the army, police and all arms of governments is a situation which breeds a “Mongoose gang”. A small section of society which at some point uses all the means at its disposal to inflict its opinion on the total population. Having voters in the Diaspora add to the mix, might very well be the remedy to the fear that you have.

    This is not a jab at you, but the discussion so far has shown me how a government can easily prevent thousands from voting and it is no big deal.

    ———————xx———————
    Does anyone have Total DLP votes; Total BLP votes??

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  • I am somewhat confused.
    After the big press statement in which Mia released the name of her Ministers, I believe that we had several subsequent announcements.

    Has anyone kept track of the number of Ministers, Senior Ministers and Chief of Staff that were announced? My instinct is telling me that we are in excess of 30, but common sense tells me that more than 30 is impossible.
    Have we gone past the old number? A yes or no would do the job.

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  • TheOGazertsJanuary 29, 2022 11:02 AM

    @Donna,
    I understand your desire to have voters in the Diaspora as a consequence of their votes ” experience the same pain as voters at home
    Xcccccc
    What she does not understand is that Barbadians living in the Disporia does feel some of the financial pain
    When family members lean a lot harder on them as a support mechanism because of the grueling cost of living in Barbados
    In effect some have been known to work longer hours so that the family members at home can maintain a decent life

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  • You are misrepresenting the substantive point Donna is trying to make. The problem some of you have is that you close the door to your mind to understanding different points of view. Such a mindset means you will never be able to explore possibilities.

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    Angela….both WICKED governments REFUSED to remove the Slave laws because they knew the FIRST opportunity they got, they will be misused on a grander scale…..so yes, they will come into play as they always have in the last 55 years …. IF NOT REMOVED…

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    “In effect some have been known to work longer hours so that the family members at home can maintain a decent life”

    they WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT….
    .
    the corrupt governments DO NOT look after the majority adequately..NEVER HAVE, NEVER WILL therefore the diaspora residents HAD NO CHOICE but to fill the gap and look after their families so they do not STARVE…

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  • Black Status Confirm Security Exception

    Won’t Do (Instrumental)

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  • 555dubstreet January 28, 2022 3:56 PM #: “Which Constitution and what section of Constitution do you refer to, or is it from the handbook of how to bluff about the Constitution in what its says and what it means.”

    @ 555dubstreet

    You made a very interesting observation.

    It’s clear that, based on their comments, some persons who keep referring to the Constitution, have either read the Constitution and did not understand what they read…… or, they did not read it at all, but based their opinions, in Bajan parlance, on what ‘they feel’ is correct or ‘hear say.’

    Based on what I’ve read, since under the current circumstances where the BLP holds all 30 seats in Parliament and there isn’t an Opposition Leader, the Constitution allows the ‘President to make selections on her own discretion.’

    AG Marshall never said ‘government’ had any intentions of selecting Opposition Senators, because they CAN’T and ‘DO NOT have the power to do so.’

    What he said was, they were seeking to ensure the DLP will be able to choose two Senate seats, which could only be achieved through discussions with President Dame Sandra Mason, ‘government’ and the opposition parties.

    Therefore, ‘government’ is proposing a constitutional amendment that, in the event of one political party winning all the seats in a general election, the political party accumulating the second-highest votes to select two Senators.

    In this scenario, the political party accumulating the second highest votes, happens to be the DLP. The same would pertain if Solutions Barbados or APP had the second highest accumulation of votes.

    It’s that simple.

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    these are the same ones who also benefit from barrels coming out of the diaspora…the pretenders never know when to quit…….

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    and the occasional western union transfers…they are fooling NO ONE…

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  • Let’s be generous and assume that 43% (114,521) of the 266,330 eligible voters voted. The totals for B and D are not known, but some has suggested that for the Bs it is the neighborhood of 78,000 voters or 30% of all eligible voters.

    Can you imagine what fear would be in the minds of those who are based at home if folks in the Diaspora were allowed to vote? Suddenly, the rum and corned beef or the $100.00 distributed here and there would be meaningless as an external input that is mostly devoid of this chicanery is now a part of the process. A few diaspora voters in different constituencies would blow that 30-0 to smithereens. The fear is real.

    It just dawned on me.. Is Guy Hewitt considered as being part of the Diaspora or is he home based? It would be a funny thing if he was part of the Diaspora but was allowed to run in the election and be allowed to vote. I just confused myself.

    Can someone explain the diaspora thingy to me again. If we show up oon the island and our papers are in order, we can run and vote?? A yes or no is adequate.
    ———-x——————-
    Being a simple man, I must ask for a yes or no. Some provide an answer with an explanation that confuses me even more.

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  • ArtaxJanuary 29, 2022 11:42 AM

    555dubstreet January 28, 2022 3:56 PM #: “Which Constitution and what section of Constitution do you refer to, or is it from the handbook of how to bluff about the Constitution in what its says
    and what it means

    Xc c.
    The only bluffer here is u
    For with certainty the comments u have posted in response has nothing to do with the original comment which was made and which resulted with the asked question by 555

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    “The fear is real.”

    Theo…they don’t have to worry about any of that anymore…just enjoy the show……and don’t worry ya head, the die is cast.

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  • Perhaps, the possibilities that some explore are those that are left unexplored by others.
    Or what some sees as fertile avenues of exploration all lead to a dead-end.
    Who knows?
    Stick to your path, I will follow my own?

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  • “Can someone explain the diaspora thingy to me again. If we show up oon the island and our papers are in order, we can run and vote?? A yes or no is adequate.”

    Yes

    Provided you are on the voting register and a citizen

    overseas voting would require the same
    overseas voting is being suggested for a single “virtual” constituency and would be a casting vote in a 15-15 tie
    and would be less or not involved in local constituency politics

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  • Watch some fool.says she doesn’t know what she is talking about

    Read ePaper
    Home / Local News / Attorney cautions against tinkering with Constitution for ‘narrow’ matters

    Attorney cautions against tinkering with Constitution for ‘narrow’ matters – by Sandy Deane January 29, 2022
    Prominent attorney-at-law Tricia Watson on Friday urged the powers that be to hold the Barbados Constitution in high regard as she insisted that changes to it should be made in “a circumspect fashion.”

    She gave that caution as she weighed in on ongoing debate surrounding Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s declared intentions to make constitutional changes to allow 18-year-old Khaleel Kothdiwala to become the country’s youngest Senator.

    Speaking on Voice of Barbados’ Down to Brass Tacks, Watson, who is specially versed on constitutional matters, made it clear she had no issue with Kothdiwala being named for the position or the Prime Minister’s decision to invite him to join Government Senators in the Upper Chamber

    However, she questioned the rush to make the constitutional amendment to accommodate his appointment, particularly since it had no bearing on the country’s governance.

    The attorney also pointed out that consultations on constitutional reform as part of the island’s new public status were imminent and the issue could be dealt with then.

    “While I think we need to have a youth voice, I don’t think that there is that much difference between the perspective of an 18-year-old youth and a 21-year-old youth. I think that changes to the Constitution have to be made in a circumspect fashion. I am always uncomfortable when we purport to make a change to our Constitution which is done for narrow…not urgent matters.

    “And so, I think any amendments that we want to make in that regard ought to be part and parcel of a fulsome and overall constitutional reform activity. We understood that that would happen in January of 2022…. and so I don’t see the urgency, I don’t see the need for changing the Constitution for this purpose. If it was an issue related to the governance of the country or at the heart of some constitutional issue, I would say ‘then alright’, but I do not view it in that way,” she said, contending that the Constitution must be treated with more regard and care.

    She also concurred with Queen’s Counsel Garth Patterson that the Constitution does not give the Prime Minister the authority to offer the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) two Senate seats in the absence of an Opposition Leader.

    Watson said on this basis, she found no fault in the response by interim DLP President Steve Blackett that the offer was not made within the “four corners of the law”.

    “I think the DLP is right in saying that ‘we can’t participate in something that goes against the rule of law and goes against the Constitution’. The irony is we are talking about filling a position that is there to uphold the Constitution and so you can’t start wrong and then expect that you can hold the people in those position to observe and respect that Constitution, and so we have to give the President the space, the room, the opportunity to perform her role,” she said. (SD)

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  • Looked outside and saw some snow.
    Have a snowblower but i do not use it.
    Gotta go outside and shovel…
    :Have a great day all.

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    No one should leave their path, some may end up in the same place..good or bad..

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    They are STILL talking about changing/amending Elizabeth’s pre-1966 constitution…..which is NOT THEIRS…

    so where is the REPUBLIC constitution to go with a republic…

    and i noticed that NONE OF THESE LAWYERS who are dancing around the periphery are advocating for or DEMANDING that the slave laws and slave codes on the statute books BE REMOVED…

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    We had a lawyer who posted an article to BU some months ago, can’t remember if it’s the same one ran under DLP ticket Yearwood, i believ the name was, will have to go take a look….BUT….he was very clear about the slave laws on the statute books, both codes and laws work together to create endless damage to Afrikan lives, hope he takes a stand against them not being removed…shout it from the rooftops and make absolutely sure it reaches INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS…

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, your recommendation of financial value on hand in order to vote was a very unfortunate one…. it immediately conjured the ‘poll tax’ as noted above and other nasty memories of the slave/colonial era where only land owning folks aka mainly non Blacks could vote.

    Have we not evolved to dismiss such restrictive concepts as reasonable ideas then what’s the point of all that education you speak about… That should NEVER be a serious stipulation.

    On this issue of reasons for overseas voting …

    @Skinner, during that meeting of the wise folks referenced above what was the problem intended to be solved by the proposal for non-resident voting???

    So far noted here…

    1.The defense against ‘mangoose gang control’ reason …. So the plan is that a sizeable number of non-resident Bajans will vote in order to thwart the electoral excesses of a possible despot.

    But alas, Mr or Ms Despot can still deliberately steal the election by finnagaling the ballots (as we saw for years in Guyana and other places). …. so in fact the processs can be easily manipulated by the same dictatorially inclined politicians to suit their illegitimate purposes.

    2.The ‘I have investment in Bim’ reason …. An investment is a risk decision made to gain a financial reward. No where is it expected that the investor MUST have POLITICAL voting control where he or she has made such a risk decision.

    The PhD gent and others quoted in the article above said: “We are not talking about giving the diaspora preponderant power to decide how laws are made in Barbados but just giving it a voice proportionate to the contributions it is expected to make.”

    So according to that line of reason it’s all about a voice to match the input (primarily financial, I would assume)…..
    Thus #3 the _31st constituency issue reason.

    That would represent all those overseas and their MP would be focused on their issues … which one must presume would be singularly different from those of Bajans on island … OTHERWISE they could simply be associated to their last place of residence on Island. But WAIT that could skew results unnaturally!

    So in sum, an overseas riding for all folks from Florida, Montana, NY and all in between and maybe too in Canada and England (otherwise a 33nd and 33rd) whose voices are collectively purposeful but yet different from the local voices. … The other option could too badly imbalance the local ballots.

    What is the problem being solved again…. I am getting lost in my own recap! 🙈

    If we want Bajans overseas to vote then it will be so … there is no fundamentally ADVANTAGEOUS reason for it .

    My principal concern is the shenanigans that will be done with any such votes … because of our low voting numbers this proposal could offer MUCH greater damage than benefits … I hope it is very carefully considered but based on where we are today it’s obvious it will NOT be.

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    A very well thought out analysis.

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  • Solar Energy
    Energy travels from sun to earth through radiation
    Energy that is absorbed by an atom causes its electrons to “jump” up to higher energy levels.

    Spiritual Energy of the Mind and Body
    Slowly light bulbs are being turned on in respect of understanding issues
    but general consensus is still forthcoming
    although Republic of Barbados will have the final decision anyway

    10 Minute Daily Qigong Routine to Energize Your Body ✨

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  • The Ganja thing is more important and no vote will be required for the growing of the mind
    so put that in your pipe and smoke it
    food for thought

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  • @Dee Word

    Really? What about those islands around us selling passports for money?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Ok @David… reposted the above to ur new blog.

    Lata

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  • David,

    Saw your post re one seat for the diaspora after the same idea me.

    I stand by my post then. Absolutely no objection to the one seat idea as long as it is not allowed to overrule the choice of government of those who will be so governed.

    As matter of fact, I think it is a perfect way of balancing the rights of ALL Bajans.

    I would vote with great relish for the facilitation of overseas voting BUT without any qualification wrt investment. I agree with DPD. That would leave a bitter taste in the mouth of black people who know our history.

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  • @TheOGazerts January 29, 2022 11:53 AM “…the rum and corned beef or the $100.00 distributed here and there…”

    Please note that I have been voting in Barbados since the early 70’s

    I’ve never received any rum…and “yes” I like a rum as much as anybody else
    I’ve never received any corned beef. And “yes” I like corned beef too.

    I’ve never received any $100, nor $50, nor $20 nor $10, nor $5, nor $2, nor dollar coin

    No flat screen TV either.

    No job.

    No pick on a board, not even as 3rd Assistant to the Deputy Chief stray dog catcher.

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  • @TheOGazerts January 29, 2022 11:53 AM “Can someone explain the diaspora thingy to me again. If we show up oon the island and our papers are in order, we can run and vote?? A yes or no is adequate.”

    No.

    You MIND & BODY must have been physically in Barbados for 3 consecutive years immediately preceding the date that the election was called.

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  • angela cox January 29, 2022 11:55 AM #: “The only bluffer here is u. For with certainty the comments u have posted in response has nothing to do with the original comment which was made and which resulted with the asked question by 555.”

    angela cox

    What “original comment?”

    I ‘said’ what I wanted to ‘say.’ And, it ELICITED a response I ANTICIPATED.

    Unfortunately, one of your problems is, you read, yet, you DO NOT UNDERSTAND what you read.

    If you had actually READ and UNDERSTOOD what I ‘wrote,’ you would’ve realized I used 555dubstreet’s comment relative “to bluffing about the Constitution in what it says and what it means,” as the basis for my response.

    Instead, you came out to ‘launch an attack’ on poor Artax, as usual. And, perhaps the reason why you responded to my comment as you did, was because you RECOGNIZED I’m AWARE that you’re “bluffing” your way through discussions on the Constitution to keep us off guard, hoping no one realizes you’re not au fait with the details therein.

    But, as someone I know would always ‘say,’ “All bluffers will be caught.”

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  • So, Ms. Mockley named her Leader of the Opposition yet?

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  • “The beleaguered Four Seasons Hotel property is now owned by Government, and the Mia Amor Mottley administration is looking for an investor or buyer to get the financially plagued project off the ground.”

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/08/14/four-seasons-back-market/

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  • HantsJanuary 30, 2022 12:44 AM

    “The beleaguered Four Seasons Hotel property is now owned by Government, and the Mia Amor Mottley administration is looking for an investor or buyer to get the financially plagued project off the ground.”

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/08/14/four-seasons-back-market/

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

    Parliament having been pro – ROGUE-d and there being no leader of the opposition is it correct to speak of the Ms. Mockley administration?

    Fun and jokes aside, with the weather cycle as it is and blizzards storm and cold weather driving the peeps from up north now would be the time to cash in on the Four Seasons Investment if there was actually accommodation available.

    We missed the bus.

    Instead of Mangrove, why not Four Seasons for COVID isolations?,

    All that is needed is sufficient room for 36 families.

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  • Remember when!!

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  • Sir Ronald Saunders now opines on the benefits of proportional representation.

    Our intelligentsia is just a total waste of time.

    Proportional representation should be in the laws from ever since when we actually had a constitutional Parliament with an opposition.

    Now, it is impossible to form a constitutional Parliament.

    The choice is between going back to the polls or forming an unconstitutional Parliament and changing the law.

    I suspect the Constitution does not even have to be touched, only the Representation of the People Act.

    Since the last unconstitutional Parliament created a Republic and got rid of HRH as Head of State, then maybe its acts can be repudiated and overturned.

    Hell, we might even lose the “naked red woman” as a national hero too.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/01/30/btcolumn-proportional-representation-is-key/

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