To the Courts!

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It started in 2018 after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) handed the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the third parties an unprecedented 30 to zero drubbing in the general election. Many still believe a constitutional crisis was averted when Bishop Joe Atherley crossed the floor and a Leader of the Opposition (LoO) was recognized to ensure the business of parliament as outlined in the Constitution was carried out.

Who would have thunk it?

Prime Minister Mottley called a snap general election 18 months early and repeated a 30 to love win on 19 January 2022. On this occasion, no sitting MP seems willing to follow in the Bishop’s footsteps. The President of the Republic is unwilling to exercise discretion to appoint 2 Opposition Senators. Prime Minister Mottley in her infinite wisdom magnanimously has started the process to amend the Barbados Constitution to allow for the appointment of the 2 Opposition Senators from the losing political party that garnered the most votes. If that party refuses the opportunity to appoint slides to the next losing party. 

Here we are!

The news former Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite filed a motion with the Court to rule on the legitimacy of the Senate should not surprise political pundits if one listened to the position of interim President of the DLP Steve Blackett. With the amendment to the Constitution proceeding in the parliament the DLP would eventually be forced into position of accepting the offer to appoint 2 Opposition Senators which would contradict the publicly stated position of the DLP represented by interim President Steve Blackett. 

A couple interesting sidebar observations. The former AG Brathwaite is being represented by attorneys-at-law Garth Patterson and Michelle Russell. Last week Brasstacks talk show host Glyne Murray observed the lawyers keeping the most ‘noise’ in the Barbados space on the the constitutionality of parliament are of Jamaican lineage. In fairness to Russell and Patterson they have been residing in Barbados for a long time, however, the blogmaster understands Murray’s point given the large cohort of Barbadians lawyers educated with our tax dollars.

One of the reasons forwarded why Mottley called an early general election was to quell an uprising by a faction in the BLP. Is it reasonable to opine if a few BLP MPs are dissatisfied with Mottley’s leadership a golden opportunity now presents itself for the malcontents to express themselves by crossing the floor or sounding their voices?

Political Games

The matter has gone the route of the Court and whatever the decision at first instance is will likely progress to the CCJ. What we have is a people suffering from economic fatigue, COVID-19 fatigue and you may add to the maladies, post election fatigue. Is this another opportunities to blame lawyers? 

Former Brathwaite in his released stated in part that he felt “compelled to seek the intervention of the Courts to resolve this controversy, one that centres around issues of vital national importance, and goes to the root of our democracy.” The blogmaster notes the former AG has advised that the matter is being brought in his capacity as a private citizen. How convenient!

Why did this extract from Brathwaite’s statement pique the interest of the blogmaster? Under Brathwaite’s tenure as AG with responsibility for the judiciary, he left it in a worse condition than he found it. The political games that lawyer politicians play mean an already congested court system has to adjudicate a matter created by lawyers. 

494 comments

  • If we were to ever REALLY examine ourselves, Bajans have to be the most self-hating collection of people anywhere.
    Imagine…
    The ABSOLUTELY most inefficient and retarded aspect of our entire society is the legal system.
    Gearbox would be an immediate improvement to the lot of them – were he to be made a QC (or whateverthehell they are now) called, inasmuch as he at least has character.

    These jokers …:
    Cannot manage the crime situation
    Cannot get trials completed in less than twenty five years (after everyone involved is dead)
    Cannot get the arbitration nonsense started
    Cannot stop stealing clients money
    Cannot get a disciplinary committee to work
    Cannot bring a successful presentation to the CCJ
    Cannot implement a case management system
    REFUSE to let their Client Funds be audited
    and cannot present a simple coherent explanation to the public on BASIC issues raised.
    Shiite… they cannot even agree on who has real LEC qualifications…or not.

    …So what do WE bajans do?
    – Every government Board is either chaired, or over-saturated with these incompetent parasites
    – Bajans revere these failures and elect them with great GUSTO to the control of our NATIONAL affairs
    – We smile as they pay themselves MILLIONS of OUR dollars for ‘reading documents..’
    – Known SCAMPS – even those with deep CLICO roots, are resurrected, and placed in charge of NIS funds and elections
    – If a fool and HIS money are soon parted… WHAT THE HELL DO WE EXPECT FROM FOOLS WITH OUR MONEY?

    What the RAM GOAT!!!
    …and people on BU playing dem vex and cussing Bushie for using the term ‘Brass Bowls’…
    steupsss…
    Wunna don’t want to know what Bushie REALLY think…!!!

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  • If our courts delay in this then I will sincerely apologise to Hal Austin. We would indeed be some version of a failed state.

    Matters such as these are fast tracked. If this is slow walked we are indeed a banana republic.

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  • I must remind John that the argument before the Court is not the same one he is making.

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  • Bush tea now you have awakened from your first 30 love redwash in 2018 to butt up on another 30 to zero please give us your solutions to the myriad of problems which are problems in many international conntries.To remind you some of these problems existed with your beloved PM The late Mr Thompson and as we know he did zilch to rectify any prior to his death.Let us hear you problem solving know all.Tell us of any country you ever run.I gone.

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  • Hi Lorenzo
    Have u seen Barbados national Hero Rhianna scantily dress all.over media platforms showing off her large baby bump
    I think.it is cute
    What do u think

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  • DonnaFebruary 13, 2022 3:33 PM

    I must remind John that the argument before the Court is not the same one he is making.

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    Precisely my point!!

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  • @ David

    I can’t remember you or anyone questioning the relevance of ‘Black History Month’ to the Caribbean.

    The response to your comments from the individual who introduced the annual month long observance into the discussion, clearly indicated they did not know it originated in the USA.

    Similarly, the kind of nonsensical comments about the Constitution from persons who obviously have not read fundamental laws and guaranteed rights for Barbadians outlined therein….. certainly begs for commonsense as well.

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  • Where hignorance is bliss tis follow to be wise. Some comments are best left unanswered.

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  • What point is that exactly?

    We elect from among those who offer themselves for election.

    The worst person to put in power is not a thief, in my view, but a RELIGIOUS ZEALOT!

    So narrow-minded and bigoted and sure of what he cannot prove is the religious zealot that he brooks no opposition, considers no other view and RULES by force rather than consensus, eventually excluding all others who do not fit his mould.

    No religious practitioner/politicians for me! They cannot even run a church in the right way. And most of the pompasetting pastors are just as tiefing!

    HELL NO!

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  • Angela Cox i work i have little time to look at Rihanna.While i admire her business accomplishments and her recognition by the government i am not a big fan of hers especially as a singer.In my view she is no where in the league of tje Whitney Houstons , Mariah Careys and Celine Dions of this world in terms of singing.Just my view.I gone.

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  • DavidFebruary 13, 2022 4:54 PM

    Where hignorance is bliss tis follow to be wise. Some comments are best left unanswered.

    Xccc
    Agree

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    “If we were to ever REALLY examine ourselves, Bajans have to be the most self-hating collection of people anywhere.
    Imagine…
    The ABSOLUTELY most inefficient and retarded aspect of our entire society is the legal system.”

    how many years Bushman, how many years.,,,.lol

    and if i told them they will be cussing all night while i sleep…

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  • ” To think all of this could have been avoided if the PM wasn’t so gung- ho on putting the Republic horse before the Constitutional cart.”

    Frau Mia is nothing more than a broad brushed artist who lacks the finesse to paint in fine detailed strokes. The esteemed UK journalist would always underline this as being a major default in her character. He lamented that Mia does not do detail. Now we can all fully understand the wisdom of his words.

    The chief conductress is not half as smart as she thinks she is.

    Is there an adult in the house who can put this farce to rest.

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  • Oh dear! De baby bump looking too sweet! Just like de pretty bubbies.

    European fake prudishness does not become those of African descent!

    The form a marriage takes is a cultural thing. I remember reading that in one African tribe, all a woman had to do was pick up her sleeping mat and put it in her husband’s hut and BOOM, they were wed!

    And the clothing thing is also cultural. Nothing immoral about showing boobs and butt or anything else for that matter.

    It is all cultural.

    When I was at Q.C we were taken to the stadium to watch some scantily clad Africans with naked boobs do their thing.

    There was no tut tutting old hens and hypocritical old men to spoil the show.

    STEUPSE!

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  • I think a big red bumb ball is the vagina which is a closed muscular canal that extends from the outside of the female genital area (vulva) to the neck of the uterus (cervix). Diagrammatic two dimensional pictures are shown here https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/vagina/art-20046562

    Lloyd & Devon – Red Bumb Ball

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  • I scroll past much of Bushie’s posts these days so I just caught sight of this when I scrolled by. To say that the men here change their positions when presented with evidence while the women do not is his usual bullshit.

    There are few women on BU. I have changed my position when confronted with evidence or even a better argument. I actually PRIDE MYSELF on being able so to do. In fact, I even was willing to entertain John’s waterborne covid theory when he presented his correlation of floods and cases. I have not seen Cuhdear Bajan or Dame Bajans refusing to acknowledge when irrefutable evidence is presented. We have probably two women here who never cave. I call no names. Ask Artax the fact checker who they are.

    There are many many more men on BU who refuse to budge when faced with evidence. THE TRUMP CROWD NEVER CHANGES IN THE FACE OF EVIDENCE.

    How many men have changed their initial position on this very blog?

    Lotta generalisations meant to keep women standing BEHIND their man!

    Women come in many different packages. As do men.

    Lotta shite!

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  • When do trolls ever admit they are wrong

    But, Playing computer video games do work if you want to be a hero with the ones and zeroes in the Bu server verse

    you can get style points and power ups

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  • you just have to be more tuney mooney looney with renewed energy like a cartoon

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  • The beauty of a package is the unwrapping,
    Propose by
    Men in action.
    Seconded by
    Men on pause

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  • Donna
    Bushie HUMBLY explained that arguments with women are a no- no for the Bushman… It is not anything personal, just years of experience…
    Even so, you persists in ‘looking for rain’ with poor Bushie…
    Nowhere will you find any claims from Bushie of being ‘bright’, ‘smart’ or ‘always right’…. (rich perhaps, but it is what it is…some things cannot be avoided..)
    Bushie is just a LUCKY, adopted, brass bowl, …who once had a whacker; who wants nothing from you; and who has no interest in offending you… even if you were known…
    So there is no need to behave like a ‘gully boar’ – this is just a fun discussion forum where ideas are explored.
    If you cannot take the cut and thrust in the BU spirit – why not just scroll pass …everything?
    There are no prizes at stake…
    Also, we don’t REALLY need to know so much of your personal business…you are in danger of showing everyone exactly why it may have been challenging for your son’s father to stay around…

    Lighten up….Lady.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, it seems your regular bloggers don’t appreciate Alleyne too much 🤣

    I actually found some solace in some of what he said as a point also tickled my interest …

    That point was: does the fact that in the Ireland case there were partly elected and partly nominated senators become relevant!

    We’ll leave it to the courts of course but it seems reasonable that the entire contigent of 11 Senators who WERE UNABLE to be empannelled “to ensure that [the] incoming Prime Minister could nominate his supporters as senators to counterbalance the elected senators” is a different situation to seating just two (2) opposition senators !

    Surely the 11 would have had more direct impact on Senate deliberations (along with the other electees from the PM party) than these two ever would or were ever intended to.

    So in that regard I agree that this case does NOT have the precise persuasive precedent on this strict basis of how the Senate should be first constituted!

    Anyhow we would all like the Irish ‘precedent’ where the PM resolved the problem before it was actually heard at court!

    Our PM and President need to act and make Mr Brathwaite’s case a mere moot debate that clarifies the interpretation of the constitution and helps the new drafters better define the new doc!

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  • @Dee Word

    Yes, that point caught the eye as well when searching like for like. Bushie was seeing blood and that was the end of it.

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  • In the Looney Tunes world of Bu if you want to beat the Al G. Rhythm in the online game you have to do the step back glitch that causes characters like Hal Austin to get deleted, but real cartoon characters never die and can come back to life again

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  • @Miller February 12, 2022 6:45 PM “The mere fact he has the xenophobic indecency to refer to the Jamaican origin of two of the legal luminaries”

    Can you explain how and why it is xenophobic to refer to a Jamaican born and raised person as a Jamaican born and raised person?

    Is it sexist to refer to you as a man?

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  • @Donna February 13, 2022 8:10 AM “As I have asked from the very beginning- Assuming you accept that there SHALL be a LoO, can any big brain body suggest a way out of the “constitutional cul-de-sac” to use Ezra’s term? Hint: It cannot be another election. You cannot guarantee the results. We have now had clean sweeps twice. Mia is the preferred leader by a long way. Which big brain body can organise a LoO?????”

    In any case Donna, if the 30 recently elected MP’s constitute an illegitimate House of Assembly, then they have no legitimacy to dissolve Parliament nor to call an election.

    So according to the big male brains on BU we are in a state of stasis and must remain so forever. Some of these fellas like they relish the thought of Barbados being without a government for years and years and years, like Somalia was for some time.

    Some of the big male BU brains believe that living people are subject to a piece of paper written by a bunch of dead male lawyers.

    What is it that the bard said about lawyers again? Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2.

    Ooops!!! They are already dead.

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  • @Donna “laws not meant to impact the useful lives of robots but the REAL LIVES OF PEOPLE.”

    People were not made for the law, but the law for people.

    So if ya have to go head and pull an ass out of a pit on the Sabbath, do what ya have to do in spite of “what is written” And if ya have to heal a person with a withered hand on the Sabbath even though the written law says “thou shalt do no manner of work on the Sabbath” do what ya have to do.

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  • @TLSN February 13, 2022 10:25 AM “All that’s missing our are two openers: Pachamama and Piece. Where art thou?”

    Pacha has had his meeting with the Great Guillotine, as we all will eventually.

    He int coming back.

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  • Cuhdear BajanFebruary 13, 2022 9:13 PM

    @Donna February 13, 2022 8:10 AM “As I have asked from the very beginning- Assuming you accept that there SHALL be a LoO, can any big brain body suggest a way out of the “constitutional cul-de-sac” to use Ezra’s term? Hint: It cannot be another election. You cannot guarantee the results. We have now had clean sweeps twice. Mia is the preferred leader by a long way. Which big brain body can organise a LoO?????”

    In any case Donna, if the 30 recently elected MP’s constitute an illegitimate House of Assembly, then they have no legitimacy to dissolve Parliament nor to call an election.

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    You are confusing House of Assembly and the Houses of Parliament referred to as Parliament..

    Sure they are 30 members of the House of Assembly.

    But the House needs to be inseminated by a Leader of the opposition before it becomes a constitutional Parliament.

    Parliament does not exist so there is no need to dissolve it .. or prorogue it.

    It has not been constitutional since 2018 when Froon and the GG prorogued it.

    BTW, there is a difference between prorogued and dissolved!!

    Personally I prefer the word prorogue when dealing with politicians.

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  • Cuhdear BajanFebruary 13, 2022 9:13 PM

    So according to the big male brains on BU we are in a state of stasis and must remain so forever. Some of these fellas like they relish the thought of Barbados being without a government for years and years and years, like Somalia was for some time.

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    Barbados has been without a constitutional Parliament for years and years and years.

    You don’t have to be a male to figure that out but it helps if you have a brain.

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  • JohnFebruary 13, 2022 4:44 PM

    DonnaFebruary 13, 2022 3:33 PM

    I must remind John that the argument before the Court is not the same one he is making.

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    Precisely my point!!

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    Citizen Braithwaite could use my argument in court but were he to be successful he would get a declaration that any thing done in the absence of a Leader of the opposition is null void and of no effect.

    That would make everything Ms. Mockley and her crew did null void and of no effect because Reverent Joe was no more a Leader of the opposition than you or I.

    It would have ramifications for our Caricom Partner, Grenada.

    Citizen Braithwaite is holding back.

    Shades perhaps of the duopoly.

    He is not really going for the jugular.

    He’ll find out soon that he perhaps should have.

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  • Move along there is Nothing To See Here (Code=NTSH SNAFU)
    Instead of getting your knickers twisted over semantics of senate numbers
    (or boxer shorts or Y-fronts for the posters with jade stalk dicks)

    People should form an understanding of the intent of dusty old constitution which states
    Senators are nominated as representatives of PM (12) President (7) Leader of Opposition (2)
    As there is no eligible Leader of Opposition then there are no Senate Representatives for the 2 LoO seats

    PM offered the DLP the opportunity to directly select 2 representatives to fill vacant seats which they did not accept and stated they will wait to determine if it is “legal”

    A minor amendment is needed to to accommodate an 18 year old youth who impressed leaders with political consciousness

    Senate has already been opened with 3 seats still to be filled 1 day but not 2 day aka today

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  • There is a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the senate which if upheld will make anything done by the unconstitutional parliament null, void and of no effect!!

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    “Pacha has had his meeting with the Great Guillotine, as we all will eventually.

    He int coming back.”

    second time Cuddear is saying this without any concrete confirmation, all i can say, if it’s true, yall shit outta luck, since he was the only person on the blog to ACCURATELY interpret things political, both local and geo…..and waste his time and energy trying to educate yall on it….i don’t do politics…..so won’t even consider wasting time or energy, i keep quiet counsel on those things..

    TLSN… i was gently trying to point out to Mia, since 2018 that the bull and elephant in the tea shop filled with breakable china ware approach is inappropriate for the 21st century, even if she don’t see the majority Afrikan population’s life as having much value compared to the criminals supported and promoted for the last half century it WAS ALWAYS and STILL IS THE WRONG APPROACH……but did she listen……we can see she certainly did not…

    the fallout is ugly, everyone, EVERYWHERE are weighing in….no one can say i did not try, even with my back then, but now resolved personal issues…i tried…

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  • Bushie,

    Typical assumption again, and very nasty too! As usual. There is no need to be a gutter rat. Gully boars are more useful.

    You assume I wanted him to stick around. Don’t you know that women break up with men? You’d be surprised at whom I have sent packing!

    And who the rh are you to tell me how much of my business to tell? I always talk my business. Much better than talking anybody else’s. You will find I do not gossip. And I do not spend all day bothering about who is having sex with whom. Which seems to be the crux of your concern. To me, Peter is still Peter as long as he says he is.

    My story is my story to tell. As with everything else, you could like ‘um or lump ‘um.

    David is the blogmaster. I defer to him, EVENTUALLY! It is only polite since HE takes his time to administer the blog.

    P.S. Piss off!

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  • Pure old fartism!

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  • Cuhdear Bajan,

    These wise sages and Barbados scholars argue the most impractical bullshit!

    Then talk about women making emotional decisions and refusing to admit wrong when faced with evidence.

    The case that Adriel brought is one that could be argued. The case that John is arguing is bullshit and that is why it is not being brought.

    I am thinking Adriel is ensuring that nobody will be able to contest the new constitution and other laws made at a date late enough to cause real upheaval.

    Best to get it settled before that happens!

    Constitutional court cases brought against the government is commonplace in the so-called more developed democracies and so this
    Is not the the big deal these people are making it out to be.

    This is what courts are for.

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  • TheO,

    The African tribal men seemingly had no problem being aroused despite the unwrapped package.

    A$AP seemingly has no problem with his arousal.

    Different strokes for different folks!

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    Cuddear….btw Pacha did vaguely mention something about his health, but i just filed it away….we all reach that place at some time or the other…..yep..

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  • You know, it just occurred to me that it is quite offensive for men to be telling me to lighten up in the face of misogyny.

    It can be likened onto a white man telling a black man to lighten up in the face of racism.

    I wonder if we have any old farts here who will change their stance in the face of this obviously sound perspective.

    I have lived for over fifty years in this putrid patriarchal world

    Don’t rasshole tell me how to respond! THAT in itself is a symptom of misogyny! You actually do think you have that right!

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  • @John “the House needs to be inseminated by a Leader of the opposition before it becomes a constitutional Parliament.”

    Here is a nice little work around to your conundrum, No sperm required.

    “Sperm-free fertilization. Results from experiments in which oocytes were injected with cumulus cells and chemically prompted to develop. In a reproductive biology advance, researchers have fertilized mouse eggs with cells from another mouse’s body–instead of sperm.”
    Source: science.org

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  • @African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved February 14, 2022 9:39 AM “i don’t do politics”

    Lol, lol, lol!

    Ha, ha, ha!

    Wuh loss!

    Hold me belly!

    Ya killin’ me woman!

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    Why ya holding ya belly….i have always taken the human rights route and watched yall go on and on to nowhere about colonial politics, cause yall can’t seem to undertstand that in its present form, it has no end…..too polluted and corrupted….never joined ya in any of it…i know, it’s an anomoly to find someone who is not interested in politics, find it repulsive and a step down., ya just weren’t paying attention and thought i was involved, nah, never… and, i don’t want my soul poisoned by or with it, understand only too well its significance, look around you on BU and see what i mean…check out the buy election and SEE WHERE THAT HAS FINALLY LED…lol

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  • Cuhdear BajanFebruary 14, 2022 12:20 PM

    @John “the House needs to be inseminated by a Leader of the opposition before it becomes a constitutional Parliament.”

    Here is a nice little work around to your conundrum, No sperm required.

    “Sperm-free fertilization. Results from experiments in which oocytes were injected with cumulus cells and chemically prompted to develop. In a reproductive biology advance, researchers have fertilized mouse eggs with cells from another mouse’s body–instead of sperm.”
    Source: science.org

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    So wuh de baby look like?

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  • Murdaaaaaaah! No sperm required! Murdaaaaaaaah!

    Wuhlaus! Problem solved!

    Cuhdear Bajan,

    David knows who Pachamama is and he keeps track of these things.

    But…. Pachamama said his name is on a credit union building. Did somebody whose name is on a credit union building recently die?

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  • Hants,

    You have not changed your stance. You simply do not suffer from old fartism. Nothing to change.

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  • @🐇/🐰
    After the 30th elections with the same outcome of 30-0, it was decided to just work towards a solution starting from 30-0.

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  • John February 14, 2022 1:03 PM “So wuh de baby look like?”

    Beautiful John. Beautiful.

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  • Pacha is not dead.

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  • Proverbs 21:9 & 21:19 is hereby invoked…

    “…better to live in the corner of an attic, than share a house (or a Blog) with a quarrelsome woman… ”
    This advice is so valid that Solomon repeats …..for men without an attic..
    “then it is better to go live in a DESERT….”
    …ANY shiite!!!!

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  • Naff, naff posts later and still no response to the 15-0 and 60-0 wash outs in other Caribbean islands with the same “There shall be a leader of the opposition”. The verbosed one, who’s always looking for fight with me, even accused me of xenophobia. De cat got pups!🤣

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    “Pacha is not dead.”

    Cuddear is the one keep repeating it…without concrete to show.

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    Maybe one of her ancient boyfriends croaked and she’s pinning it on Pacha….lol

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  • @ 555 dubstreet February 14, 2022 5:47 AM
    (Quote):
    PM offered the DLP the opportunity to directly select 2 representatives to fill vacant seats which they did not accept and stated they will wait to determine if it is “legal”
    (Unquote).
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    And that where the trouble all started, this time around!

    If Barbados is to be seen as holding on to its cherished tradition of being a maturing parliamentary democracy based on its inherited Westminster style of government instead of a budding banana republic as observed in some South American or Continental Africa jurisdictions, then the Constitution must be seen as the Supreme guiding light and to be treated as a plaything subject to the whims and fancies of any political leader at the wheel of governance.

    Your Supreme leader cannot select an Opposition to fight against Her government as if she is selecting some sparring partner to prepare for some heavyweight boxing match.

    The whole fiasco of convening a Parliament was turned into a genuine pappy-show when the names of the holders of the Constitution-enshrined posts of president and deputy president were announced to the public even before the Head of State selected the Independent choices for a Senate which itself had not even held its first sitting to perform the ‘duties’ of electing officers to the Upper Chamber.

    So what will it be for Bim, in your estimation?
    To remain a republic based on parliamentary democracy or to be turned into a budding banana republic controlled by despots?

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  • @African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved,

    If you had made a similar statement they would be delving into the archives and calling you a liar.

    The ZR lady never fails to surprise me.

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  • @ Enuff February 14, 2022 3:24 PM
    (Quote):
    Naff, naff posts later and still no response to the 15-0 and 60-0 wash outs in other Caribbean islands with the same “There shall be a leader of the opposition”. The verbosed one, who’s always looking for fight with me, even accused me of xenophobia. De cat got pups!🤣
    (Unquote).
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    So which one do you believe is the worse curse? To be verbose or to be a compulsive liar?

    At least you do have the common decency to peruse and respond to the same intellectually filling ‘big’ words.

    Who would want to believe a patented liar? Not even Lorenzo believes you!

    You see how short and sweet the miller can be when he shoves a ‘literal’ ear of corn in your mouth which serves you like a rectum?

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  • TLSNFebruary 14, 2022 7:29 PM

    @African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved,

    If you had made a similar statement they would be delving into the archives and calling you a liar.

    The ZR lady never fails to surprise me.

    $$$$$$$$$%$

    You is such a jackass, I don’t know where you come from.

    Fool, the only way people could go in the archives and say WARU is a liar is if.it is on record that somebody tell BU for a fact Pacha ain’t dead and she keep saying he is.

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  • @African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved February 14, 2022 4:21 PM
    “Maybe one of her ancient boyfriends croaked”

    The ZR men are all young, handsome and healthy.

    Lol!!!

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  • “If Barbados is to be seen as holding on to its cherished tradition of being a maturing parliamentary democracy based on its inherited Westminster style of government instead of a budding banana republic as observed in some South American or Continental Africa jurisdictions”

    It is an African Republic, which is not a bad thing as Blacks are not inferior that lie was based on white prejudice.
    As someone who knows whites I can say they are animals that creep.

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  • Typical! More evidence of misogyny and from that pesky Old Testament again!

    When a man makes his point and defends it forcefully. he is debating passionately.

    When a woman makes her point and defends it forcefully, she is quarelling.

    So…. all the usual man insults. Got any more? Make it original this time! That act is getting stale.

    By the way, it surely is better to live in a desert than to bring that sexist shit in my house!

    Old fart!

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  • Why would I have to dig in the archives to prove Cuhdear Bajan a liar? I have a memory like an archive.

    I seem to recall her saying that Bush Tea was dead some time ago.

    My response was much the same. That David knows who Bush Tea is and he would have told us.

    Why lie when David is going to see it and set her straight?

    I have not yet come up with an answer.
    But I will ask her now.

    Cuhdear Bajan,

    Why did you say that Pachamama was dead?

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    “If you had made a similar statement they would be delving into the archives and calling you a liar.”

    typical BU clowns, one lie does not make you a liar even if ya repeat it TWICE or 12 times, that’s why the politicians TIEF ALL THEIR MONEY by the billions of dollars, KEEP A LOT OF IT FOR THEMSELVES and give the rest to every criminal in the minority groups they could find who would help them tief it..,…lol

    TLSN…did you notice i stopped wasting time and energy on BU…will pass throughout the day, but wasting precious time and energy going around in circles with primary school nonsense.., not my thing….too much to do..and IF they really knew what is REALLY GOING ON…they would stop wasting time too, but why spoil their fun…

    Cuddear…glad to see ya upgraded, they may outlast you…or not..

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  • Frank,

    Artax, the actual archive researcher is not here and so I believe that the remark was dropped at me,

    Here’s the thing – I pointed out that David would know, tried to figure out how she came to that conclusion and did not return to the scene until this morning, when I saw David’s response.

    But before I could even return, the Loud Talker was saying Nothing AGAIN expecting me to call a woman a liar without the evidence first of all, that she was wrong and secondly, that she was DELIBERATELY wrong.

    This constant attempt to catch me out instead of calling out his/her favourite blogger is so childish that it is riduculous.

    The liar has told lies on ME. Therefore I KNOW that she is a liar. I can say it without apology and I HAVE THAT RIGHT!

    BUT….what makes this really funny is that searching the archives and producing PROOF of the HABIT of lying is somehow deemed to be a more egregious act than the lying itself!

    DID THE ARCHIVE PROVE HER A LIAR? THAT SHOULD BE THE CONCERN.

    Human beings – a very interesting study indeed!

    And certainly BU personalities would make a wonderful thesis for such an academic pursuit!

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    Should do a thesis on yaself…haven’t seen you try to TIEF MY CONTENT LATELY..

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  • And now….back to the topic! I will try David’s patience with this WURA nonsensec no more.

    Those who are smart and honest know what it is. Those who are stupid or dishonest will NEVER KNOW or admit that they know. So what’s the point????

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    TLSN…great topic for a thesis…They Can See Others, But Can’t See Themselves….

    just take a good look at the degradation and mental psychosis and we can see why, they have no clue they are topics in other places..while am NOT..

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  • Now see that, TLSN! THAT is a liar! Deliberate and repeated falsehood, without providing the evidence of the theft! Now… if this was a courtroom I would win my defamation lawsuit.

    Oh dear!

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  • Mental psychosis and degradation????

    Murdaaaaah!

    Must be my lectures on female orgasms!

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    I had a run in with Hal, Ha, Ha, i named him that, years ago, after he was boasting on BU he could do this and that, which we found out later was normal for him, that turned into a disaster…and Hal, LIED TO THE END, that he did not do what he did… he went so far as attempting to sabotage my case to COVER HIS LIES, like if i was a novice and NOT QUITE CAPABLE OF WINNING,…

    he did not dig in the archives for shit with the help of enablers, but it failed just like this one, nonetheless…..this is Hal 2.0

    he learned the hard way that i don’t play those types of games….

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  • Milluh
    When unable to attack the message, go after the messenger. Inanity again! Kudos to Lorenzo if he does not believe me as you claim. It shows we have minds of our own and should dispel the BU rumour that we are part of a paid BLP army patrolling BU. You’ve been floored again🥊.#queensgate

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  • ” “It will be assured when ordinary people trade when ordinary people buy and sell goods and services among each other,” Mottley said in Guyana on Sunday night as she addressed a reception hosted by Gaico, one of the participating local companies in the 2022 International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana that gets under way today.”

    https://www.nationnews.com/2022/02/15/mottley-ordinary-folk-vital-food-security/

    All wunna ” ordinary people ” start buying and selling.

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  • DonnaFebruary 15, 2022 7:57 AM

    Why would I have to dig in the archives to prove Cuhdear Bajan a liar? I have a memory like an archive.

    I seem to recall her saying that Bush Tea was dead some time ago.

    My response was much the same. That David knows who Bush Tea is and he would have told us.

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

    Besides, he would have bid a fond farewell to him if he had passed like he did for Amused when my cousin, Iain Deane who made several appearances on BU in different guises such as Black Woman Who Reads, BW, BWWR etc!!.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2016/12/23/amused-we-bid-you-a-fond-farewell/

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  • @ Enuff February 15, 2022 9:56 AM

    Enuff, you are ‘gone’ after simply for the same reason you go after Well,Well, aka Waru, aka Abigail the Salemite.
    Now figure that one!

    Didn’t you go after Caswell Franklyn ad nauseam simply because he was simply being the messenger of legal propriety?

    Didn’t time prove him to be right on the money with every opposing bet you placed?

    Until you concede that you have never been some high-flying top-notch executive lording over white men employed by some multi-billion $ firm of consultants in some dreamed-up mega city then we would consider your contributions to BU most worthy of the highest respect the same we consider the likes of Lorenzo and his opposite number “ac”.

    At least your colleagues, although, sitting on opposite sides of the fence dividing the political yard-birds, are honest in their loyalties to their political paymasters.

    Now here is how you can escape from purgatory without having to contribute to the BU collection plate.

    Tell us when the Hyatt erection is going to move into a vertical direction instead of lying flaccid in Bridgetown for the past 2years?

    After all, Port-of-Spain is about to open its latest Marriots Brix with Guyana looking forward to similar ventures in the hotel and tourism sectors.

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  • @ Miller,

    ” Chief executive officer of real estate company Terra Caribbean, Senator Andrew Mallalieu, said yesterday Terra had made some recommendations regarding some alternative uses of Bridgetown, and Government had already indicated a move in this direction.”

    “Government had already indicated a move in this direction”

    https://www.nationnews.com/2022/02/15/bridgetown-special-case/

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  • “Until you concede that you have never been some high-flying top-notch executive lording over white men employed by some multi-billion $ firm of consultants in some dreamed-up mega city then we would consider your contributions to BU most worthy of the highest respect the same we consider the likes of Lorenzo and his opposite number “ac”.”
    Whaaaat? You need help bad, bad. #queensgate

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    Miller…like they are stuck in a time warp…lol…go to bed, wake up…SAME OLD…no changes, this could last a couple decades…..i gave up one decade already, damned if i will give up another, they make for good theatre though, if ya got the time to watch….while things are MOVING ELSEWHERE…people just LEAPED far into the 21st century..so that the y 22nd century will NOT TAKE THEM BY SURPRISE….they can stay behind, but saw PLENTY local people make that same leap forward as well…

    yeah John… Amused got a great farewell…memorable.

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  • Donna February 15, 2022 8:42 AM #: “Artax, the actual archive researcher is not here and so I believe that the remark was dropped at me.”

    Donna

    Since you made a reference to ‘Artax’ in your comment, I decided to respond.

    As I keep ‘saying,’ anyone familiar with even basic database programming, could easily retrieve information that was previously posted to BU or any other website. And, the process does not require someone having to search through several blogs and comments over an extended period of time to do so.

    What amazes me is, there are certain contributors who, when it suits their particular purpose, often REFER to BU’s archives as CREDIBLE source from which information to SUBSTANTIATE any comment they made on a particular issue, can be retrieved.

    Unfortunately, ‘on the other hand,’ using the same archives suddenly becomes an ‘ATROCIOUS CRIME,’ when information is retrieved there from that CLEARLY INDICATED those same individuals ACTUALLY made comments they SUBSEQUENTLY DENIED making.

    Such an undertaking is derogatorily described as ‘wasting time digging up in the archives.’

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  • Artax,

    All I can do is shake my head. I don’t know what else to do.

    You are somehow wrong for providing the evidence of dishonesty.

    Well, throw me down a rabbit hole and call me Alice!

    I got to be living in Wonderland!

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    Miller…we always knew it was going to boil down to this, spoke about it incessantly for YEARS and YEARS….they no longer have to worry about the Salemite….they just gotta WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE….lol…

    so, WHEN is parliament convening again….haven’t heard anything lately…..lawd..

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  • Milluh
    “Formerly the Carlton Savannah hotel, the [Brix] was set to open its doors in 2019, but delays stepped in and, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, T&T’s construction sector was halted by the Government to help curb the spread, which caused further delays for the completion of the hotel.”

    Even though Hyatt means nothing to me. Did I read delays re Brix? Seems even the Brix was flaccid even after being semi-erect. Meanwhile Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge permanently closed even though you the verbosed oracle declared ecotourism was gonna kill off mass tourism blah, blah?#queensgate

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    If they know how FAR the world has moved on just in the last 2 weeks…while they are still stuck talking about some FAKE meta verse, and hotels, and this and that ….ALL DEPENDENCY..and someone else DECIDING THEIR DESTINY…..

    ..not to be confused with VERSES like what i write…lol

    too much fun, and the BU nobodies, that no one knows, or care about, is still trying to piggyback using the archives….lol lawd, we can’t make this up…can’t sabotage ANYTHING am doing, not for lack of trying, never knew anything to begin with, know even LESS NOW, so live in the archives, see if that works…🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 life is good…..could not plan it any better..

    i gotta invite people to watch and get a laugh…although many who already saw are actually disgusted…

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    Must thank TLSN for helping the RECOGNITION SEEKING HOUNDS……EXPOSE THEMSELVES…public nuisances….it fell just as FLAT as the attempted sabotage..

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  • @ Enuff February 15, 2022 2:07 PM

    Poor you, even though verbosity might be the miller’s style you mean even the use of a bit of irony escapes your appreciation.

    You ought to be pleased with being put in the same political ass-lickers class of Lorenzo and ac.

    What were you expecting? A rating alongside Dompey or angela cox; or even your eternal foe Ms Abigail the witch of BU?

    We are still watching the skies to see the arrival at GAIA of a brand new electric powered Boeing 787 dreamliner; an event which you predicted some moons ago.

    Why don’t you take more care in listening to the prescient wisdom of your own Boss lady about the pending effects of Climate Change will be having on small tropical islands like Barbados?

    Who will want to visit Barbados where there are no beautiful beaches to soak up the Sun?

    Why do you think the PM is trying to source grant funding to meet the oncoming challenges which will be caused by rising sea levels?

    To build up forex reserves to encourage Bajans to go on cruises all over the world?

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    Yep…a lot of worry coming their way, am too occupied to be bothered with any of it these days, may as well be 10 million miles away, they had a UNIQUE opportunity to be craftmen/women of their own destiny, but the Slave mind does not work like that….and no one got the time, they are really and truly on their own now..

    the Fowl can always resurrect the dead Cow…they seem lost without that Crook..

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  • Please, pleeeeeaaaaase, leave us on our own! Pleeeeease! We would like nothing better!

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  • 🙂
    Looks like we gone off topic
    “Tell us when the Hyatt erection is going to move into a vertical direction instead of lying flaccid in Bridgetown for the past 2years?”

    “Seems even the Brix was flaccid even after being semi-erect. ”

    You two… Find a room and some Viagra…
    Catching up.

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  • @Donna February 15, 2022 7:57 AM “Cuhdear Bajan, Why did you say that Pachamama was dead?”

    I can’t say.

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  • “We are still watching the skies to see the arrival at GAIA of a brand new electric powered Boeing 787 dreamliner; an event which you predicted some moons ago.”

    Always telling lies to counter my uppercuts. You may have the last say, as I have better things to do than waste time with one who’s clearly a featherweight trying to bamba and roll wid de big boys. Plus elder abuse is not nice. #queensgate

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  • So when is it that Judge Chase is due back out?

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  • This period was set aside for filing of affidavits added to which her clerk contracted Covid 19.

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  • Any sign of a Leader of the Opposition to put this matter to bed?

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  • @ Vincent

    Re “ignorance is bliss”…

    Ignorance of the reality of lies and deceptions (=most mainstream news and establishment decrees) is bliss because exposing yourself to that is self-propagandization.

    Ignorance of truths (especially if they’re upsetting) is not, or only temporarily or rarely, bliss because it is ultimately self-defeating.

    The FALSE mantra of “ignorance is bliss”, promoted in the latter sense, is a product of a fake sick culture that has indoctrinated its “dumbed down” (therefore TRULY ignorant, therefore easy to control) people with many such manipulative slogans. You can find the proof that ignorance is never bliss (only superficial fake bliss), and how you get to buy into this lie (and other self-defeating lies), in the article “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” …. https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

    “Blissful” believers in “ignorance is bliss” — blissfully stupid people — are nearly always self-destructive indifferent immoral ignoramuses and/or members of herd stupidity… speaking of which, with the letters of “omicron” an alleged Covid variant you can spell “moronic”

    And further speaking of stupid herd people not getting the glaringly obvious truth/ie not getting the constant onslaught of BIG lies of the official authorities……

    “2 weeks to flatten the curve has turned into…3 shots to feed your family!” — Unknown

    “If ‘ignorance is bliss’ –there should be more happy people.” — Unknown

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