Prime Minister Mia Mottley Named in Top 100 Most Influential People of 2022

Congratulations to Prime Minister Mia Mottley for being recognized by TIMES Magazine as one of The 100 Influential People of 2022. Based on reports the rationale for recommending Mottley for the award was penned by  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organization.

The hope is that Mottley will be able to leverage her burgeoning global brand to improve regional and domestic economies. In recent times Barbadians have not had many high points to celebrate, the recognition of one of our own is a step in the right direction and should assist in bolstering bajan pride which took a hit in recent years.

#congratspmmottley

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  • Another quote from Dr. Martin Luther King that got me thinking placing me on a path with greater purpose

    ….
    There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor political not popular but one must take it because conscience tells one it is right
    …..
    On those words i take a stand for all Constitutional rights for people whether others agree on not
    This present govt has bodily gone to extreme having extreme measures directed by a political will demonstrating actions abhorrent to people’s freedom as directed by the Constitution
    With all determination to do as they dam pleases
    A democracy not standing eerily close to collapse having a Parliament with only one voice unto itself
    Then they blame the people
    Let that sink in

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  • Let WHAT sink in! That’s the only thing I read.

    Scrollin’ scrollin’ scrollin’……

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  • Correction

    A democracy now standing eerily close to collapse having a Parliament with only one voice unto itself

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  • Going to make one silly comment and then be serious all day.

    I decided not to convert to this new religion as it looks as if 3 of the 4 prospective new brides will never agree.

    Have a great day Barbados.

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  • This is a very good read ….
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/05/29/btcolumn-11/
    #BTColumn – Avoid an energy ponzi scheme

    Not as long as it looks as the article was pasted twice. Would have love to see the BAPE attempt to provide an alternative solution to that of Spain

    From BT
    “This identical situation happened in Spain between 2007 and 2022. When their energy ‘Ponzi scheme’ collapsed, government imposed a ‘Sun Tax’ on every solar panel installed. This tax had to be so draconian, that many investors simply removed their systems just to avoid the tax. Many went bankrupt.”

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  • @ Cuhdear BajanMay 29, 2022 6:08 PM

    I agree with your comment below:
    “None of my relatives and friends needed a white journalist to tell us that the UK is a nasty racist place, and that the racism like all racism is DELIBERATE.”

    I noted your relish in getting your point over. In your rush to judgement you appear oblivious to the terrible short comings of the country of your birth; and how it has never progressed in its treatment of black folks since the conception of the Atlantic slave trade.

    Your reaction to British racism is predictable. We all know that the British establishment is a nasty racist institute which will probably never reform. However, outside of the establishment there exists an adversarial opponent which will never surrender in the fight for justice. Can the same be said of Barbados? A notorious backward country in so many ways. I will not not even discuss Barbados law. Barbados remains a country which mistreats and has no respect for its majority black population. A country stuck in the past – comparable to a South Africa, circa the apartheid era.

    Waru, mentioned that there has been a cover up of a young girl who was tragically raped in Barbados. This and so many other stories emanating from this backwater island is proof to me that your country is in need of a proven white British journalist (or the man from ” the Ivy”) to inform you of what is happening in your wretched country. I do not see a queue of outstanding black journalists reporting on the major stories which the Barbados public needs to know. But should this come as a surprise? We all know how things work in Barbados. The culture of fear lingers throughout the island.

    May I suggest you abstain from using the UK as an example of the mistreatment of black people when the problem faced by your own people is infinitely worse. Hang up your emotional hat on a peg and try to engage some logic and critical thinking before rushing out to vent your views. That approach is lazy and is not representative of the devastated Negro landscape which is strewn throughout the island. Let’s put an end to this foolish back and forth. Let’s try to make Barbados a mecca for the Barbados diaspora and resident Bajans. Only you and those living on the island can usher in the fundamental changes required to make this dream possible. Are you and them motivated sufficiently to bring about the necessary change?

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

    Diane Abbott is Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/30/britain-immigration-system-racist-laws

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  • A five year old was taken from a school in Barbados and sexually abused
    Police lookin for the man
    Now it begs the question what kind of security at the school
    Does the school have a security system where names of family members are given permission access to children to be taken off school grounds
    How did the deviant got hold of the child
    Details in the nationews

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  • I can go for decades without noticing any of that racism you speak . I cannot say that I have ever been bothered by any white person. I have not been denied entry into any place I wanted to go. I have no desire to mix with them and so I need no invitation to their homes. There is, for me, voluntary apartheid.

    There is racism here but I cannot say it has ever bothered me.

    My mother felt the racism in England and spoke of it. Here? Never bothered her at all since she returned.

    Nobody here ever spat in her face.

    In fact, she never had cause to even mention racism in Barbados.

    Ours is different. We can live in peace without harassment.

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  • “Your reaction to British racism is predictable. We all know that the British establishment is a nasty racist institute which will probably never reform. However, outside of the establishment there exists an adversarial opponent which will never surrender in the fight for justice.”

    which part of UK do you dwell
    I asked you before but you acted like a typical Bajan
    you seem backward in racial harmony imho
    agreeing with Waru and Idi Amin etc

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  • @TLSN May 30, 2022 5:41 PM “I noted your relish…”

    I take no relish/no delight/no pleasure in describing evil wherever it occurs.

    Re: WARU: So if there was a cover-up how does WARU know? WARU is “reporting” on an incident which had already been reported by all media houses. And had already been reported to the boy’s sister, his mother, his grandmother, the principal, the health clinic, the police, and the Ministry of Education.

    How does that constitute a cover-up or a secret?

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  • @TLSN May 30, 2022 5:41 PM “Hang up your emotional hat on a peg and try to engage some logic and critical thinking before rushing out to vent your views.”

    You are the emotional/irrational one, I did not vent. I stated facts. You are on an emotional rant.

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  • This nuisanceTLSN sounds a lot like Waru.Perhaps they are the same person blogging under two different names.Their style is the same and both talk a bundle of shite everyday.A complete turn off.Both need an extended break from Bu as they pretend to have breaking news which most of the time is already known to most bajans .This is in addition to a lot of shite conspiracy theories and racist clap trap.Give it a rest.To David Bu are these two the same person? I gone

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  • My mother felt the racism in England and spoke of it. Here? Never bothered her at all since she returned.

    Nobody here ever spat in her face.

    In fact, she never had cause to even mention racism in Barbados.

    Ours is different. We can live in peace without harassment.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    THIS NONSENSE.

    A YOUNG BLACK BOY WAS BEATEN BY AN ATTORNEY FOR BEING IN THE A #WRONG NEIGHBOURHOOD ATTORNEY WAS WHITE THE YOUNG BOY WAS BLACK.

    A WHITE ATTORNEY PULLED DOWN HIS PANTS AND SHOWED HIS BOTTOM TO A BLACK JUDGE.

    NEITHER WAS PROSECUTED.

    I PLAYED GOLF FOR OVER 5 YEARS ON THE ISLAND AND CAN TELL YOU FOR SURE THAT THERE IS APARTHEID ON THE ISLAND WITH BLACKS SUFFERING IN SILENCE,

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Glad the Barbados mainstream media is being taken to TASK and EXPOSED for all their attempts at cover up over the decades…….there is NO JUSTIFICATION….

    https://rijock.blogspot.com/2022/05/barbados-media-totally-ignores-news-of.html

    parasites, thieves and the corrupt….paying for advertising is not a reason to sell your integrity and ignore the public’s interest when they are the ones keeping your doors open through readership…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    wuhloss…the little fowl slave Lorenza is having a conniption….wuh i see wunna gettin expose all across the region/Americas, the Afrikan continent and on the European peninsula, and it’s going just fine, things i don’t see on BU am seeing there……SO……..no one needs BU to EXPOSE ALL OF YOU….

    TLSN…UK will always be racist, the culture runs TOO DEEP…

    Barbados will ALWAYS BE RACIST….it’s a SLAVE ISLAND DRENCHED IN BLACK SELF-HATRED, as designed………starting in the cursed parliament and coming down ..

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  • I read read the ‘rijock’ story and the address of Barbados National Bank was mentioned therein, which caused me to question if the OCM director’s list is current.

    If the following list is indeed current, then, perhaps those persons listed thereon are the ones who should be contacted.

    Board of Directors:

    Mr. Faarees Hosein – Chairman

    Mrs. Dawn Thomas – Group Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Grenville Phillips

    Mr. Michael Carballo

    Mr. Peter G. Symmonds

    Mr. Gregory Thomson

    Mrs. Rene Kowlessar

    Mr. Douglas Wilson

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  • I and all my family and friends and acquaintances have lived here without harassment forever. In all of fifty years, I have heard no complaints from them. Isolated incidents will occur but are not the general rule.

    I do not care to play golf or try to associate with Bajan “whites”. I do not crave their company. They practise their apartheid and I guess I practise mine.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    What a wonderful piece of news…gone STRAIGHT to my website…and other platforms..

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/05/31/lawyer-guilty-of-stealing-client-funds/

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    there is a celebration….then…the word NEXT..

    Of course, some are still wishfully thinking….that there will be an intervention and confessions left and right…from the very people who are head of this crookery..

    https://rijock.blogspot.com/2022/05/barbados-attorney-found-guilty-of-money.html

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  • LOL
    Now If he had a half-decent lawyer, he would have pled guilty LONG ago, and the other crooked lawyers would have pitched in and paid off the client, (using OTHER client fees of course 🙂 ) and kept the whole thing quiet…. in keeping with the scheme.

    But no… he feel entitled to the man’s funds as long as he ‘promise to pay interest’… !!!
    Now his goose has been hijacked…
    Wonder who is next…?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Everyone is thrilled to finally see them lining up at the alter of sacrifice…..until they REACH the last one…..HUNDREDS more to go…some will go 8 and 10 times, they RoB(bed) SO MANY PEOPLE OVER DECADES…

    their victims are NUMEROUS…and those who are still alive are coming out of the woodwork WITH ALL THEIR EVIDENCE….every country is represented…….🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • Give Jack his jacket
    Give Mia her scarf
    How many lawyers were found guilty before 2018.
    Look like in the last four years we had a tsunami (3 or 4)

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Hold on tight to ya chair Theo….this is the sacrificial stage…

    but did you notice when the victims are helpless and crying, there is no end to the comments and fake expert know it all advice, most of which blames the victims, putting even more pressure on them…………but when the criminals are getting their just rewards…..everyone goes immediately SILENT, not a peep from a fowl or fraud….

    by their deeds we know them…

    only the few with clean minds and pure hearts dare to display their delight…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Earlier in the night I was thinking back to years ago, could be as much as nine, where to mention these crimes against people on the island and elsewhere, opened you up to a barrage of verbal abuse, from dangerous fowls, the ignorant, or the just plain evil in mind on BU. I had my fair share…….

    …they much preferred to laugh at the victims, call them liars, and happily wallow in the continuation of their misery. than to give even one piece of advice or information on how to fight these criminals, who are now being brought down to the level they so richly deserve..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Always a scam to rip off the people…..how much did they charge the Cliff for hosting their version of a star studded, maskless Covid party at the HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC..

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  • but when the criminals are getting their just rewards…..everyone goes immediately SILENT, not a peep from a fowl or fraud….

    by their deeds we know them…

    only the few with clean minds and pure hearts dare to display their delight…

    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcccccccccc

    Are you calling out ur buddies like WS., TLSN , pasha etc?

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  • As the newly elected President of the Democratic Labour Party, today is a deeply personal day for myself and the Party as it marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of our founder and leader, and hero Errol Barrow. Some still have personal stories of him, but I can only reflect on his lasting contribution to Barbados, the Caribbean and the world, and to the lives of Barbadians in creating a better society.

    Often when people reflect on Barrow, they do so using the mirror image speech which marked a high water mark for the Democratic Labour Party and Barrow as he romped home to a magnificent victory in 1986, while redefining political oratory and setting the philosophy for the country he and importantly the Democratic Labour Party was trying to create. A philosophy of economic independence and individual empowerment.

    Sadly he was to die in 1987 leaving Barbados the poorer for his passing. A fact we all acknowledge because his independence project has felt incomplete since then and even now. There is so much more work to do.

    Barrow’s Mirror image speech is one of the most powerful political speeches from a politician in Barbados (and I would add the world). Barbados was on the cusp of its 21st birthday and Barrow appeared to be having an introspective moment; about the country, his life (he would die the following year), the independence project and what was required to get beyond the 21 years. In many ways, we are still grappling with the “mirror image” and struggle with national “self”.

    As we remember Barrow and his contribution to Barbados, let us be called to look at the mirror image of ourselves and rededicate ourselves to country and to our communities.

    Dr. Ronnie Yearwood
    President
    The Democratic Labour Party
    01, June 2022

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  • AC Dr Yearwood ain, t no Mr Barrow.Let us be crystal clearMr Barrow was a hero of sorts to me growing up for his effective leadership and policies.In my view Dr Yearwood is an opportunist.He will not get any further than Ms Depeiza.On another note i thought the wsy certain persons on here was behaving our PM would have been in serious trouble by now.What happen Waru, Tsln, AC or Baje this conspiracy theory blow up in your faces as usual.Poor souls keep trying one day you might actually be sucessful.I gone.

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  • But look at this thing the name Dr. Ronnie Obama Yearwood got the blp foot soldiers all in a tizzy
    Dr. Yearwood only been president of the Dlp for three weeks and the knives hatchets hammer nails and saws are falling out the blp closet
    Can’t wait to see what happens in the following weeks when he presents his cabinet
    There just might be another ashfall 😂😂😂😂

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  • Ronnie hitting sixes like big works

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  • our PM would have been in serious trouble by now.What happen Waru, Tsln, AC or Baje this conspiracy theory blow up in your faces as usual.Poor souls keep trying one day you might actually be sucessful.I gone.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    YOU AND ANGELA COX CUT FROM THE SAME SHITE.

    WHY WOULD I GIVE A SHIT IF YOUR 2 BIT PM FAIL OR NOT.

    RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG PEA BRAIN.

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  • Baje why are you calling my name
    What have I said about you?

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