Questionable Radical AstraZeneca ‘Purchase’ Attempted

The following was extracted from a comment posted by Walter Blackman to respond to BU commenter Bush Tea on another blog Nation Publishing MUST Do BetterBlogmaster

Walter Blackman – Actuary and Host of Brasstacks

… However, I must express great disappointment and dismay at the level of stupidity you are displaying with respect to the Astrazeneca vaccine procurement scandal. I am a moderator, so I cannot give anyone the impression that the Astrazeneca Vaccine Procurement Scandal is an item on my personal political agenda. After reading the various articles in the press, I have analyzed the situation and agree that Barbadians only needed 300,000 vaccines at US$3 per dose. That means that Barbadian taxpayers should have been asked to only pay US$900,000 for the Astrazeneca vaccine.

Instead, we have a situation where the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Wellness (the Accounting head of the Ministry) wrote Astrazeneca and told them that she was ordering 1 million doses of the vaccine, and the million doses will be for the exclusive use of Barbadians and will not be resold.

Meanwhile, the PM of Barbados, from an interview in NY, said that Barbadians will have to pay US$24 per vaccine dose. Although Astrazeneca said that they will only be dealing with governments or COVAX to limit the profitability of the vaccine , the Government of Barbados asked them to deal with Radical Investments Ltd., a foreign company owned by Mark Maloney. So straight away, Barbadian taxpayers were being asked to pay US$24 million for Astrazeneca vaccines that should have only cost US$900,000.. The Minister of Health & Wellness said that he did not know that Radical Investments Ltd. as a company existed, so he would be bringing his political career to a sudden and unexpected end.

Barbados only needed 300,000 vaccines, so the extra 700,000 vaccines that Barbadian taxpayers would have paid for, based on the order placed by the PS of Health & Wellness, were now to be sold to St. Lucia and the Bahamas at US$27 per dose. The amount of money destined to pass through the hands of Radical Investments Ltd., owned by Mark Maloney, amounted to US$42.9 million. This is the heart of the Astrazeneca vaccine procurement scandal. The plot was hatched in secrecy, and everything would have worked like a dream if Mark Maloney had not been robbed by the “3-card men”, and forced to produce documents in a USA court..

The Government of Barbados, so far, has been unable to provide a credible defense against the scandalous allegations.

Now, in order to ventilate and discuss this matter further, I would have needed a caller to call the Brasstacks program and initiate discussion on the matter. That caller could have been you. Unfortunately, instead, you chose to sit on your backside and criticize me. Useless, lazy, dim-witted Bush Tea.

So far, you have wasted your time, my cursed friend. The opportunity is still there, though. Let us see if you can seize it. Call Brass Tacks and raise the issue. Or is that too much for your lazy backside to handle?

Feel free to cuss me if you want. I simply do not care.

378 comments

  • Boss ladies,

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WB
    You are far better versed in the intracacies of the local public service than I.
    Personally, when I first read this story, my first thought, based on my limited knowledge of MAM2, the brilliant idea a week man, is this was his idea. And after bugging the he!! out of the PM, she acquiesced, “Guh long, but you en getting nah money til we got the vaccines”. Clearly a feather in her cap if the island obtained vaccines ahead of schedule. And possibly what Chastenet was hoping for.
    ‘Acceptance’ is music to any deal maker, details are something they delegate. And rarely think through. Get the deal, then figure out to make it work. And we know MAM2 can sail close to the wind.
    Your Mission Impossible clip, suggests the opposite. He was found, versus his finding them. There is money to be made under both scenarios.
    But yours is far more complex and exciting 🙂🙂

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  • Oh dear! You should have spent those stimulus cheques better 3-degree. Murdaaaaa🤣🤣🤣

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    BETTER LIKE THE CROOKED MARK MALONEY, THE OTHER WHITE SHADOWS AND YOUR BLP CRONIES BRIBING THEM FOR CONTRACTS AND KICKBACKS.

    I CHOOSE TO GROW MY BUSINESSES OUTSIDE THE 2 X 3 ISLAND IN A FAIR COMPETITIVE ARENA NOT LIKE YOU AND YOUR DISHONEST BUDDIES ROBBING YOUR OWN BLACK PEOPLE WITH NO CONSCIENCE BUT PURE ARROGANCE AND CONTEMPT.

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  • Walter Blackman

    NorthernObserver June 9, 2022 11:19 PM
    “@WB
    ‘Acceptance’ is music to any deal maker, details are something they delegate. And rarely think through. Get the deal, then figure out to make it work. And we know MAM2 can sail close to the wind.
    Your Mission Impossible clip, suggests the opposite. He was found, versus his finding them. There is money to be made under both scenarios.
    But yours is far more complex and exciting 🙂🙂”

    NorthernObserver,
    Above, I listed the media references that apply to this case so far.

    The nation report (PM: radical issue a red herring) that carried the PM’s interview from New York had her saying that this procurement exercise originated in the Ministry of Finance. Paraphrased, she said that the Minster of Health was busy focusing all of his attention on COVID..

    The Minister of Finance needs to be interviewed.
    I hope this removes the complexity, but not the excitement, of my approach. LOL.

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  • BAJE,

    Perfect example! I did not complain about Hal Austin daily. Rather, I think HE complained more about ME, of course, without ever affording me the courtesy of addressing me directly, even suggesting that had I been in “civilised” England, I would have been charged for wondering how anybody so miserable had not permanently ended his misery.

    Apart from that, I acknowledged his contributions when they were worthy and despite his derogatory comments, which I tried to look past, was conflicted about his departure. ALL PROVABLE BY AN ARCHIVE SEARCH!

    As for my mouth being a sewer – it is all about proving a point. That point being that most people are concerned about THE WRONG THINGS.

    FUCK, SHITE, CUNT are just arbutrary words to which we have ascribed power to shock beyond what they deserve. AND there was a time when I too was that shocked by them. They are still not a part of my everyday vocabulary off BU.
    (Indeed, I still spell the C-U-N-T out to report what I have been called on the blog.) Old mindsets are hard to break, even for me. But at least I TRY! It is obvious that many of you DON’T. You don’t question yourselves AT ALL. AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN THAT!

    But to return to my point, many of you guys are bothered by “bad words” but only really bothered when dispensed from the mouth a of woman. (I wonder if that still obtains in the bedroom or if you guys prefer a “lady” on the streets, but a “whore” in the bed.) More double standards with roots in patriachy!

    I fear I have digressed again so l, bringing it back….

    You guys are appalled by a few “obsenties” BUT LIES AND DELIBERATE MISREPRESENTATIONS have little power to shock many of you as long as they make the point that you want to make. You will ignore the means – lies and misrepresentations and focus only on the ends, the futherance of your agenda.

    All the while ignoring how your methods are precisely those used by politicians and their minions in furtherance of THEIR AGENDA.

    It matters not whose agenda is good and whose is bad when politicians can point out the similarity of method.

    You have muddied the waters sufficient to allow the “big bad fish” cover enough to escape.

    The disconnect is STUPEFYING!

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  • Dullard,

    Pray tell, wuh I do you?

    I fear my dog has more sense than your stupid self. She wags her tail happily at my very appearance.

    P.S. You are too DULL to get within kicking distance! WHAT THE RASSHOLE does your idol have that would induce my envy????? Living up in England, married to some white woman, a pretend Englishman, worried that the health care system would put his ilk to the back of the Covid queue, never truely accepted as English, no matter what his accomplishments!

    Give me a break, do!

    Have you not yet discerned what makes DE COUNTRY CUNT tick????????????

    Hint: It is NOT life in London. It is NOT the professional acknowledgments of white men. It is not sharing a bed with a white spouse,

    ALL THESE THINGS WOULD HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO ME!

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  • William Skinner,

    If a mere criticism of “She who shall Remain Nameless” brings you out EVERY TIME in her defence, how would you expect to be viewed exactly?????

    It is not her Afrocentric VIEWS (which you say that you share) that are being challenged but her PERSONA.

    If you truely believe what you are saying about your reactions, then I am amazed by your lack of self-awareness.

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  • And finally, before I go –

    ANOTHER MISREPRESENTATION OR OUTRIGHT LIE!

    HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I CLASHED WITH THE BLOGMASTER AND INVITED HIM TO CONSIDER INSTEAD THE VIEWS OF THE ROYAL WEE????????!!!!!!!

    AND THAT IS ONLY ONE AREA OF DISAGREEMENT THAT WE HAVE.

    Not even WILLIAM will agree with you that I suck up to ANYONE on this blog.

    There is no helping you!

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  • This is too easy. Too funny.

    The Dullard simply said:

    “Those with the “Bajan Condition” can’t take people like Hal.”

    Then stated in advance that:

    “A hit dog will holler”

    Then sat back.

    And right on cue the hit dogs started hollering.

    (Didn’t even have the nous to delay their barking a while.)

    Can’t make this stuff up. Lolol

    Q.E.D

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  • Old ass people,

    Ask yourselves how many of you could put your egos aside and bring yourselves to agree with the FIRST PERSON, in your entire life of almost sixty years, to call you a CUNT?

    UPON THESE THINGS I PRIDE MYSELF –

    Objectivity, logic and TRUTH….. and a HEALTHY but not over-whelming ego.

    I have grown and continue to grow even from my “interactions” on BU.

    Now wunnuh cyan even raise muh blood pressure fuh a second.

    DO GROW UP, Old Folks! Our young people demand that we do!

    I gone again to enjoy life. There are dirty dishes I fell asleep without washing up and clothes in my washing machine that I did not hang out. The breadfruit pie remains uncooked. All must be done before it is time to tend the kitchen garden and walk the dog.

    Life is good!
    .

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  • Magnificent a.k.a Magno – Yu Heard Formula: C₂₁H₃₀O₂ IUPAC ID: (−)-(6aR,10aR)-6,6,9-trimethyl- 3-pentyl-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydro- 6H-benzo[c]chromen-1-ol

    Getting inside peoples head competition.
    Hal was an undercover snitch reporter who regularly espoused ignorant anecdotal tropes loaded with negative stereotyping of types of people he did not know and incessantly whined like an anal bitch when his comments were deleted demanding an explanation of Bu policy.
    Blacks have most the negative stereotyping of any people in the world. Those married to whites are apologists to white racism and look down on Blacks.

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  • “Those married to whites are apologists to white racism and look down on Blacks.”

    (Many of) Those living abroad look down at those living back a yard.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Donna
    “ Not even WILLIAM will agree with you that I suck up to ANYONE on this blog.”

    I concur!

    Unfortunately, there are some of us on this blog who are sometimes rather thin skinned .
    You have agreed with @ WURA on more than one occasion.
    You are making the identical point I have made. I have been cussed on this blog many times.
    The Blogmaster has called me everything and anything he chooses and I have often described him as I chose.
    @ Lorenzo and I have or skirmishes .
    I have disagreed with @ WURA on more than one occasion and there are certain positions held by Comrade Austin with which I don’t agree and the archivists will find them in BU. @ Artax and I have had extremely long polite discussions on BU.
    @ Pacha and I have some differences in terms of how to perceive the Caribbean.
    Yet we come here acting as if we have some right to castigate , call people liars and so on but the moment we are criticized, we act as if somebody has hit us with a big rock or cursed us.
    People have asked the Blogmaster to get rid of me and that never deterred me from contributing to his blog.
    I am in no clique or tag team and I don’t kick or lick and the sooner others get it through their heads that I don’t write or think for anybody else on BU they will not have any childish expectations .
    I done wid this thread because I have known for a long time that it’s difficult to change people after they reach forty. I can’t change now to accommodate superior egos or those who think that they have a right to prosecute and police people. who have committed no crime other than having a different point of view..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Well….nice to see discussion still ongoing…i slept VERY well..

    “People have asked the Blogmaster to get rid of me and that never deterred me from contributing to his blog.

    I am in no clique or tag team and I don’t kick or lick and the sooner others get it through their heads that I don’t write or think for anybody else on BU they will not have any childish expectations .”

    maybe it appeals to some look a like minds, but childish behavior at 50s, 60s 70s is VERY UNATTRA CTIVE and i will no longer indulge anonymous people in this time-wasting pastime…

    .these days my plate is so full…barely could comment on here, gotta wait until i have less to do….will not let the immature or mentally ill or both waste any more of my precious time…

    people do not go on an anonymous blog to get help…where do they get these things from…definitely will stop reading even a little of most comments…..time wasters…shut off completely from that nonsense..

    these days if my contributions can’t PACK A PUNCH to make a difference…am not MAKING THEM….that’s why my sites are choc-a-bloc with content…and i spend a little more on platforms where it’s easier to make that happen..

    William….as you have had for years, having your own space is a plus..a definite win win.

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  • It is not the comments or views of people that others object to, it is their mindsets

    Work the Angles / Dilated Peoples

    Dilated Peoples
    Dilated Peoples
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    Dilated Peoples

    I work the angles sharp and precise
    Dilated Peoples so you better build twice
    Act like ya know, not now but right now
    Dilated Peoples, skills I possess

    I go through rivers, so I don’t leave a scent
    I travel both directions but leave one set of prints
    It’s just a little trick of the indigenous
    Develope inner visions of what religion is
    I caught the understanding and the underhanded
    I plan to build my ship been banded to another planet
    Under heavy surveillance many different agents
    Some are camouflaged, others are very blatant
    I study weapon systems and vocal fighting forms
    I’m many moves ahead, the thoughts are highly formed
    Like time times time is time squared
    Went there, sayin’ “Rakaa you don’t rhyme fair”
    But I never dummy lyrics and they kick it to my people
    It’s about communication not a rappers ego
    Messages I sneak in they seem to seep in
    Mixed with alcohol and weed on the weekend
    Shared among friends like various sins
    One day it clicks it’s no longer dim
    Time release capsules humble the headstrong
    Your thoughts of taking me head on are dead wrong

    I work the angles sharp and precise
    Dilated peoples so you better build twice
    Act like ya know, not now but right now
    Dilated Peoples

    I work the angles sharp and precise
    Dilated peoples so you better build twice
    Act like ya know, not now but right now
    Dilated peoples

    The master of Aketo I let go, karate confrontations
    Evidence scientist in innovation
    I locks on when I travels around planets
    Smooth but got a ruff edge like Pulitzer pianists?
    Display mucho attack, receive payments for the cadence
    A in this, you get fit fowl with flagrance
    Free agents on the dotted line more hard to sign
    Not easily impressed with gold mines and whole nines
    I’m somewhere in-between never rushed and in a hurry
    And when I swing my bat I don’t think I’ll miss like baseball fury
    The jury’s hung converted and got no chance
    Dilated comes first the rest are second like Stu Lance
    Oh yes, it get better everyday
    The A-1 is my mind on vintage display
    Unattended in this case (The Ace two steps ahead)
    Everyday is Mayday and best friends are Feds
    But I know this that’s why they closest
    In a crisis situation you negotiate first, I’m perfectly focused
    Strategic and in a zone
    It was radar detected but my speed was unknown
    Anonymity, that’s my key to survival
    Ev is not for Evidence it’s for all the dense on trial
    Just remember in this game it take two to tango
    Don’t go to them let them come to you

    And work the angles sharp and precise
    Dilated peoples so you better build twice
    Act like ya know, not now but right now
    Dilated peoples

    I work the angles sharp and precise
    Dilated peoples so you better build twice
    Act like ya know, not now but right now
    Dilated Peoples

    Dilated Peoples

    Dilated Peoples

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    Peace

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    well….only INSANE people go on an anonymous blog to change mindsets..

    ..platforms are for SHARING information and GAINING knowledge..

    ..how they managed to get that twisted and warped….is unbelieveable….buh dah iz dem bidness, dem iz..de body goah live in it…not me…cahn convince me to join in none ah dah crazy…

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  • Remix Versions
    Platforms used to be for youths to cut and paste information from the net, but, have now evolved to with subscription services for Patreon membership platforms that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid.

    I Got Cha Opin / Black Moon Vs Sound Boy Killing / Black Moon

    Don’t front
    Don’t front
    Don’t front
    Don’t front
    Don’t front
    Don’t front
    Don’t front
    Don’t front

    When I get bent I must represent, no question
    Get up a dime spot and then I’m off to the dread section
    Roots hit me off lovely
    Coming out the spot I had to duck because a nigga tried to buck me
    I’m easing on the Glock like, “What up, hop”
    Buck’s pulling out on cops cause I want free Glocks
    What the fuck, bring your bitch-ass type brigade
    Hitting them all, hand guns and hand grenades
    Unreasonable the man that’s wanted for murder
    Got your block locked down, so don’t come any further
    In my clip is a .22 dum-dum
    Oh yeah, I seen your moms, I hit her off with a jum
    You know what I’m saying? Fret it or forget it
    I’m like the short and fly so I’mma still get paid, I don’t sweat it
    I’m every MC’s nightmare manifesting
    A little shorty pushing the fact that I’m best in
    This shit called hip-hop, raise the throne
    Kid, don’t front, I got you open in your dome

    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
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    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Why you frontin’? You know I got you open, kid

    Rest in peace to my niggas in the East
    And all the real niggas that was shot by beast
    Around the way all we do is spark mad ism
    Ladies be like, “Yo, he’s Buckshot right there, that is him”
    But let’s get with the cipher, kid, pass the eight
    So I can wet my lungs and blow smoke in your face
    Word to Jah, niggas can’t touch me, kid
    ‘Cause I’m too nice to do bids or ever hit skid
    Fronts in the bottom of my teeth like whatever shit
    On the real, gettin played, what, I never did
    ‘Cause on the mic I gotta represent the real niggas
    The field niggas get the muthafuckin ill triggers
    Word to Herb, lick shot with my verb
    And keep my hand on my grip when I play the curb
    I never got caught by a undercover DT
    Nah chill AT&T can’t see me
    You grab mics from the ones I left broken
    Kid, don’t front, you know I got you open

    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Why you frontin’? You know I got you open, kid

    Late at night I catch a buzz, then I write
    The type of ill shit to make the mind feel tight
    And be wanting to battle like every five minutes
    But I’m in this like Guinness so that ass get finished
    Straight from the floors of hell, feel the flame
    You faggot ass, I heard your nickname’s Blaine
    I hit your brain and you felt the pain, maintain
    When it comes to a battle you know the Buck reigns
    I overthrow the flow, niggas be like, “Yo, how’d you do that?”
    Bitches be like “Yo who that, you’re all that, yo, true that”
    Never forget that I’m the one you thought wouldn’t make it
    I used to make money, now I just take it
    I do what I gotta do to bring you to the concrete
    Bucking niggas down ’cause they think shit is sweet
    I keep a Tec whenever I’m in the projects
    Ease out, then flex, in effect like Wreckx
    Buck to your head, now die is my slogan
    Don’t front, you know I got you open

    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Don’t front, you know I got you open, kid
    Why you frontin’? You know I got you open, kid
    Yo stop frontin’ you know I got you open, kid

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  • I like this
    “Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.”
    Michael Bassey Johnson

    You don’t need approval of the crowd. Earnest thought they are, some opinions do not matter.

    It is beautiful where I am. Hope you can say the same. Have a great day, Barbados

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  • maybe it appeals to some look a like minds, but childish behavior at 50s, 60s 70s is VERY UNATTRA CTIVE and i will no longer indulge anonymous people in this time-wasting pastime…

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    Childish is talking about anonymous people on a blog that entertained it for over 10 ( according to u) years

    Childish is boasting of submitting at least one article ( ur option) 10yrs while other didn’t ( their option)

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    “You don’t need approval of the crowd. Earnest thought they are, some opinions do not matter.”

    i like this, words to live by…

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  • To all
    As a rule, push back so that the big lie does not become a permanent lobby truth. But even this may be futile as some may not be willing to give up their agenda.

    Remember, people are not foolish; they may not speak up, but they know the big lie when they see it.

    Here are words to live by (try it)
    Desiderata
    Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

    As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

    If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    (Being on good terms with all is a difficult task)

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  • To all
    Fight the good fight.

    But they are some fights that you are not going to win. You may be right but you are not going to win. You may have the facts but you are not going to win.

    Sometimes, the best thing you can do is to walk away. Forget about having the last word..

    I made myself smile…
    I like and admire HA. I think he is brilliant. He often claimed that he did not know what ‘having the last word’ meant. But if you got into a tussle with him, you would often see parts of the discussion appearing days later. His determination to have the last word was amusing.

    For some, you can never have the last word. Be prepared to fight for an eternity or just walk away.

    “Fuck off” is a good way to make an exit. It beats ‘last/last’

    Have a great day … all.

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  • All the while ignoring how your methods are precisely those used by politicians and their minions in furtherance of THEIR AGENDA.

    It matters not whose agenda is good and whose is bad when politicians can point out the similarity of method.

    You have muddied the waters sufficient to allow the “big bad fish” cover enough to escape.

    The disconnect is STUPEFYING!

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    DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS BULLSHIT IS ABOUT RE POLITICIANS AND METHODS ETC.

    HOWEVER I HAVE NEVER VOTED SO I AM NOT ONE OF THE IDIOTS, WHO FALL FOR ANYTHING, SO LOOK IN THE MIRROR FOR THE DISCONNECT SINCE YOU HAVE BRAGGED THAT YOU HAVE VOTED BOTH DLP AND BLP.

    YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE BLACKS WHO ENCOURAGED THEM TO GET AWAY WITH CORRUPTION, COLLUSION AND FLEECING OF THEIR OWN BLACK PEOPLE ON THE 2 X 3 ISLAND BY YOUR VOTE ELECTION AFTER ELECTION.

    LET THAT SINK IN.

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  • Personal Growth Versus Bu Growth or lack of thereof
    For a couple of years since Covid I have been posting videos for respiratory and pulmonary health for lungs and heart. Breathing exercises and meditations for the body, mind and soul / spirit.
    Qigong exercises for internal energy work.
    Tai Chi for strength and fitness wellness practice.

    I doubt any Buers have been following the routines ever or daily, or the 30 day yoga routines at the start of each year, but on the plus side, I have for real in real time.

    Ajeet Kaur, sacred chant musician, takes the Bu tribe on a soul journey with this beautiful Ra Ma Da Sa healing meditation.

    Ra Ma da Sa Healing

    Mantra meaning and mind meditation

    Ra (sun) – root chakra

    Ma (moon) – sacral chakra

    Da (earth) – navel chakra

    Sa (impersonal infinity) – heart and throat chakras

    Say (totality of infinity) – third eye chakra

    So (identity and merger) – crown chakra

    Hung (the infinite) – sends energy from the crown back to the root chakra

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WB
    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/09/26/pm-radical-issue-red-herring/

    I am confident some release/report/press conf (and they were multiple daily at that time due to COVID) said what you said. Or possibly paid subscribers get wider access.

    But the one above only revealed the 300,000 doses at $24/ dose.

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    “As a rule, push back so that the big lie does not become a permanent lobby truth. But even this may be futile as some may not be willing to give up their agenda.

    Remember, people are not foolish; they may not speak up, but they know the big lie when they see it.”

    yep…pretty much, can’t stay hidden forever….

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  • 3-Degree

    “I CHOOSE TO GROW MY BUSINESSES OUTSIDE THE 2 X 3 ISLAND IN A FAIR COMPETITIVE ARENA NOT LIKE YOU AND YOUR DISHONEST BUDDIES ROBBING YOUR OWN BLACK PEOPLE WITH NO CONSCIENCE BUT PURE ARROGANCE AND CONTEMPT.”

    What fair, competitive arena is this–UTOPIA? Stupse! You really think we are that foolish? At least in the 2×3, a young man will not drive miles to shoot up a supermarket full of people he hate because of their skin colour or a mob storm Parliament to overthrow a democratically elected Prime Minister. So 3-Degree, enjoy your not 2×3 country where lobbying, nepotism, skin colour etc reigns but you see it as fair and competitive. LMAO!

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  • What fair, competitive arena is this–UTOPIA? Stupse! You really think we are that foolish? At least in the 2×3, a young man will not drive miles to shoot up a supermarket full of people he hate because of their skin colour or a mob storm Parliament to overthrow a democratically elected Prime Minister. So 3-Degree, enjoy your not 2×3 country where lobbying, nepotism, skin colour etc reigns but you see it as fair and competitive. LMAO!

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    YOU FORGOT TO CUT AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING:

    BETTER LIKE THE CROOKED MARK MALONEY, THE OTHER WHITE SHADOWS AND YOUR BLP CRONIES BRIBING THEM FOR CONTRACTS AND KICKBACKS.

    NOW GO AND SING FOR YOUR SUPPER ALONG WITH LORENZO AND DLP ANGELA COLE BLINDED FOOLS.

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  • Walter Blackman

    NorthernObserver June 10, 2022 10:02 AM

    “@WB
    I am confident some release/report/press conf (and they were multiple daily at that time due to COVID) said what you said. Or possibly paid subscribers get wider access.

    But the one above only revealed the 300,000 doses at $24/ dose

    NorthernObserver,
    I had gotten my information from the actual Nation newspaper which was bought at the street corner.

    I believe, and you correctly suspect, that the link you provided gave us an abbreviated article. I know for sure, that the PM said that the Ministry of Finance started the ball rolling.

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  • Baje,

    That particular piece of “bullshit” was not meant to accuse you. I am unaware of any lies or misrepresentations on your part.

    Dullard,

    You fool! Which person could read the what you wrote without knowing who you meant?????

    It was I who introduced “dogs” into the conversation. Besides which, most of your time on BU seems to be spent poking at me. Short cryptic comments and clown emoji all directed at me.

    But… it took more than fifty-five years before somebody called me a clown whem I wasn’t clowning

    And still only here on BU!

    That has to count for something.

    I think YOU are an asslicker pining over one somewhat intelligent but flawed Englishman like a bitch.

    But there is no emoji for that

    Steupse!

    There is no saviour and if there were, it wouldn’t be Ha Ha!

    Get over him, bitch!

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  • “Remember, people are not foolish; they may not speak up, but they know the big lie when they see it.”

    Hmmmm……

    There is much truth in that statement.

    Was falsely accused of sabotaging a book and websites.
    Tried “pushing back so that the big lie couldn’t become a permanent lobby truth,” by asking the accuser to provide evidence that would substantiate the accusation.

    ‘But, this was proven to be futile,’ because the accuser became abusive and continued to repeat “the big lie” instead…… thereby indicating they “may “not be willing to give up their agenda.”

    I am not “prepared to fight for an eternity.”

    I agree wholeheartedly with TheOGazerts’ above comments.

    In all honesty, when TheO is serious, he brings a perspective to the forum that is indicative of a very intelligent individual.

    His poems.????…… well…….. 🤔 …… hmmmm……

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  • Drum roll please
    That one right out the ball park for double sixes

    African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights ReservedJune 10, 2022 7:25 AM

    well….only INSANE people go on an anonymous blog to change mindsets..

    ..platforms are for SHARING information and GAINING knowledge..

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  • William Skinner,

    I acknowledge that, “It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks,” so to speak but I do not accept that we should let lies and misrepresentations go unchallenged while cheering on the true bits.

    Even TheO the Slow got it eventually! lol.

    You may not be able to change a person over forty but it is necessary to point out the untruths when presented as evidence FOR THE RECORD.

    HOWEVER, I see where you are coming from even if I disagree most vehemently.

    AND, I must point out that there is nothing wrong with calling somebody a liar if you have proof that she is a liar. You seem to think that calling a PROVEN liar that which she IS is somehow worse than actually telling the lie.

    Strangely skewed, your thinking. Not logical at all.

    P.S. This old dog has learnt several new trick even in her fifties. But that will never happen to those who think that they are perfect just the way they are.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “That one right out the ball park for double sixes’

    they can keep their sickness or mental illness or whatever they got following them around, but the one thing they will not do is pass it on to me…i know what blogs/platforms/websites are for….and it’s definitely NOT for what they attempt to misuse it for…….and got everyone laughing at THEM..

    many of us go on multiple sites and know what time it is……

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  • I was about to complain about ‘TheO the Slow’ but I see there is a new post that is again over my head. I guess that is enough proof.

    A friend was told he had two gears ‘slow and slower
    —*—
    Now reporting for duty.

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  • I heard a new song by Rihanna and saw the lyrics. I hope she is not writing her own stuff.. even her voice cannot make the lyrics meaningful.

    With a billion dollars she can pay for someone to write songs for her

    Blogmaster you can give her my email if she asks

    Oops… A next sacred cow

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  • Baje aka 3-degree

    Ah struck a nerve? Yuh waan bba, you waan chill wid de big boys? Bout fair and competitive…pass me with the BS.

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  • Rhi Rhi if I can do this in a few minutes, think of what I can do with a little time and a Big check…

    —My heart—
    Girl I can’t love you anymore
    My heart is so full that it overflow
    The love has reached to the very top
    Don’t want it to waste, so I have to stop

    If love was a bird my heart would fly
    Well past the stars and the distant sky
    Can’t you see that my love has no limit
    My heart is full just having you in it

    Take your hands and hold my heart
    And stop my world from falling apart
    Your pretty smile speeds up its beat
    Take me to heaven and makes me feel sweet.

    Blogmaster, give her my email, phone number and home address.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    You go Theo…

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WB
    Given I am clearly ‘lacking information’ I will back down.
    I still maintain the crux of your argument is that Barbados would buy the 1M doses used in the PS MoHW letter, and not the 300,000 number used by the PM.
    I suspect we are dealing with a number of ‘verbal contracts’, hence locating definitive proof will be elusive.
    Unsure the court case will yield anything new in this area.

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  • Walter Blackman

    NorthernObserver June 10, 2022 5:33 PM

    “@WB
    Given I am clearly ‘lacking information’ I will back down.
    I still maintain the crux of your argument is that Barbados would buy the 1M doses used in the PS MoHW letter, and not the 300,000 number used by the PM.”

    NorthernObserver,
    That is the crux of my argument.
    The PM cannot purchase anything. The PS can. Feel free to view the letter from the PS for the million doses as the “purchase order”. That letter is critical and central to everything.

    The PM said publicly that we would need 300,000 doses. Maybe, she wanted us to think that the Ministry of Health had only ordered 300,000. She did not know that the PS letter, showing the amount actually ordered, would become public.

    If we ordered only 300,000 doses, what would we have left to sell to St. Lucia, a country that actually put money into the pot?

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WB
    From the get go when this story broke, several commented we need to hear from the PS. Appears to me we are still at that stage.
    Given CBL, where the Board comprised of the most senior in our public service, and the taxpayers could foot a massive bill, without a single annual report or explanation from anyone, I don’t hold much hope.
    If the taxpayers are not enraged by the CBL actual cost, the support for something which ‘may have been’ seems remote (impossible?)
    The PS made an oversight, the letter should have stated………

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  • Side note. The below would be funny, but from what I saw yesterday music without melody and lyrics may be part of the national fabric.
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/06/10/nowhere-to-hide-from-bashment-soca-says-ncf-ceo/

    Excerpts from BT
    However, he expressed concern about how a bashment soca song, which he said lacks melody and lyrics, would be judged.

    “So, there must be room for melody, and melody must be one of the main components in any singing competition. [In] bashment, a lot of times, people are out of key, out of everything except out of time. The timing is beautiful most of the time,” the veteran calypsonian said.

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  • We all know what AC does and will do. She is so predictable, but note that in the following problems the answer is always y= 2.
    2y=4
    2+y=4
    6 / y=3
    8- 6= y
    No matter how it is dressed up, some of you are doing a version of the ac shuffle. A weak version of the 3-card monte where you can always find where the card ended up.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Damn crookery…from seasoned LIARS…who got caught attempting to skim multimillions from the treasury without breaking a SWEAT….and would have ended up with some shite title for their service and competency in ripping off the people..

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  • @Walter, The Virgin Islands Consortium broke the story

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  • BAFBFP
    And who broke the $1M wax contract story?🤣🤣

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  • @NO & David
    Why can we not have an Al Jazeera type investigation of such issues as CBL and CLICO, where the FULL NAMES and involvement of persons who are OFFICIALLY involved are detailed and the actual payments, defaults and LACK of action by responsible authorities is also documented?
    Names and photos of Board members.
    What is this PS’s name? Where is her photo? What is her background?
    Who is responsible for discipline in the Public Service? What is THEIR name and background?
    What was Bostic’s role and responsibility as Minister?
    Why are these people NOT doing their proper jobs..?
    This shiite ALL needs to be DOCUMENTED.

    All it requires is a compilation of FACTS from knowledgeable contributors in a logical sequence (and for the Blogmaster to DELETE the usual extraneous shiite that tends to be injected in serious blogs by those with alternative agendas.)

    Has anyone noticed that there are no longer any calypsonians with the BALLS to document these ongoing scandals as was the NORM in past times? This is because all these jokers are now owned by the same crooked politicians and have been either made ambassadors, ministers, or given stipends to keep their donkeys in check..

    The cursed place is DOOMED…and BU has become our ONLY hope of change.

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  • @Bush Tea

    You need sources. Sometimes money is paid for info/documents. This is also undergirded y a culture of individuals driven by adherence to principles etc.

    The media profession in Barbados is a creature of a weak media culture.

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  • Are you serious David?
    You need to PAY for Info / documents???!!
    Do you realize that the love of money is at the very ROOT of what we are trying to eradicate?

    Boss, If we do not have enough HONEST people who are willing to ‘share documents and information’ with your (now highly respected) Blog, in the INTEREST of the country and of DECENCY, without requesting money …
    Then ‘crapaud done smoke we pipe”

    That is the response Bushie expects from the damn Nation, CBC and Barbados Today…. NOT BU.

    You SERIOUSLY undervalue assets such as Caswell, Walter and others who fearlessly use their own names … and a (surprising) number of others who appear to anonymously but genuinely seek justice and transparency. These are EVEN more valuable than the KNOWN contributors for obvious reasons…

    What is MISSING is a FACILITY to give coordinated VOICE to these outliers…..
    QED – BU.

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  • “d
    Why can we not have an Al Jazeera type investigation “

    and obvious answer is d of Bu will become a target of the (alleged corrupted) powers-that-be and would be “dealt with”
    dead men don’t talk.. that’s what calypso and soca are for to inform the masses

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  • @Bush Tea

    We do not have enough of those who are prepared to do for good of country. We observed how a whistleblower is capable of disrupting if you think of Cahill as an example. Too Mach whistleblowing is politically motivated and orchestrated. What about those retired public servants familiar with Clearwater for example?

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  • The Million dollar Wax Contract was a Public Servant failure. Ya can’ race wif a horse that din plan to go no where in the first place… So f’ck off.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Dah is wuh happen wen ya burn all ya bridges….none left…

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  • @David
    “We do not have enough of those who are prepared to do for good of country.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    BINGO.
    Unfortunately, you are 100% correct in your prognosis of the situation.
    Bushie KNOWS that.
    You know that.
    …and many other bloggers know that since WE (individually) are not prepared to be martyrs for the cause of RIGHT.

    It is why our asses are headed for SERIOUS plimplers.

    Bushies intent here is just to reinforce to all and sundry, exactly WHY we are headed thusly.

    …BUT NOT STINKING BUSHIE …
    The bushman will call out ALL brassbowlery.

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  • Baje,

    As I have said many times, I live in the real world. There is no viable third party. There is only the choice between bad enough and worse.

    If one has the choice between bad and worse, IN THE REAL WORLD, I believe in minimising losses.

    That is NOT enabling corruption. That is MINIMISING THE INEVITABLE CORRUPTION.

    I have toyed with the idea of not voting but given that a government will be formed REGARDLESS, I decided that bad is better than worse.

    Your logic escapes me.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “and many other bloggers know that since WE (individually) are not prepared to be martyrs for the cause of RIGHT.”

    so who will volunteer to be the FIRST BU MARTYR…

    .got a lot of big mouth posters on here who never once did anything worthwhile…let’s see if one of them volunteer….take one for the BU family..

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  • @enuff

    Was your attack on Baffy necessary? What does it have to do with the less than robust attempt to procure AstraZeneca vaccines via Radical?

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  • @Bush Tea

    As Vincent will offer, it is a process. Our people will evolve :

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  • As Vincent will offer, it is a process. Our people will evolve :
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    ‘dissolve’…more likely.

    Enuff has been under nuff pressure of late….
    Don’t be too hard….
    LOL

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  • David
    Oh RH, so the $1M wax contract was good procurement? Who the BU cat like they lick.

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  • Enuff this is the Mr Edwards or Anti America who calls the brasstacks programme everyday cussing politicians and lawyers who was supposedly to get this contract via the dems.No wonder he is against this government in particular.Say it isn, t so..The agendas are clear to see om this blog.However they will not suceed in my view.I gone.

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  • @enuff

    Is was there another wax supplier in the market?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    So they had a wax scam too….

    doubt Madame Tussaud charges that much for more world famous people than can be found in Barbados,,,,,

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  • Bushieeee
    LMAO, I good, good. When I strike a nerve, they resort to cussing me.

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  • Seriously Enuff… what EXACTLY is the issue being highlighted by the Nation social writer Carolle Bourne in the article referenced?
    It sounds to Bushie like a low-minded, petty, malicious, hit job, …that is typical of the lotta shiite jokers parading as ‘journalists’ bout here – especially the females.
    Bushie would bet $5 that somebody gave her about $100 to do that hatchet job…or maybe just squeezed her head a bit…
    Steupsss…

    What is wrong with an artist pushing to promote a NOVEL wax museum in a tourist country?
    It is even innovative.
    What would YOU expect Art to promote? Ragga Soca in schools? ..or get Malmoney to fund his project radically?
    …and how does $1M suddenly get to be exorbitant? …What were the legal fees for Four Seasons?
    …and what have been the LOSSSE to our treasury?

    Lotta shiite Enuff…. Bushie is disappointed in you.
    Even Bushie could find better dirt to throw on Baffy …if the bushman was so minded…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Damn…am getting slow, there is a WHOLE list of names circulating in the Diaspora and i only just found out….does anyone want to guess WHOSE NAMES are on that list….man dey famous enuff…

    young age got me….ah losing track..

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  • Baje,

    As I have said many times, I live in the real world. There is no viable third party. There is only the choice between bad enough and worse.

    If one has the choice between bad and worse, IN THE REAL WORLD, I believe in minimising losses.

    That is NOT enabling corruption. That is MINIMISING THE INEVITABLE CORRUPTION.

    I have toyed with the idea of not voting but given that a government will be formed REGARDLESS, I decided that bad is better than worse.

    Your logic escapes me.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    I AM SURE THAT WHEN THE DLP WAS FORMED OUT THE BLP MANY YEARS AGO AT THE BEGINNING PEOPLE SAID THE SAME.

    BOTH LYNETTE EASTMOND AND BISHOP ATHERLEY HAS SERVED BEFORE NEITHER INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN TAGGED WITH CORROPUTION WHEN THEY SERVED.

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  • BOTH LYNETTE EASTMOND AND BISHOP ATHERLEY HAS SERVED BEFORE NEITHER INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN TAGGED WITH CORRUPTION WHEN THEY SERVED.

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  • So looks like US will stop requiring travelers to be tested.

    We’ll see what happens with our cases.

    In theory they should drop.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/us-drops-pre-travel-coronavirus-testing-requirements/ar-AAYmDRP?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=W069&cvid=82f39760ce084407a9c2e9c189cb1a99

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/06/11/pm-mottley-tells-us-it-was-wrong-to-exclude-three-from-summit-of-the-americas/

    So she partied, feasted and then delivered a glorious speech on what was wrong with the party.

    Do you think she will be on the list of the courageous 100? Heck no!

    I am nominating her for the two-mouths 50 (2×50) or some double-jointed circus act.

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  • I sincerely believe that MM was already made whole. If not already made whole that big hotel construction will provide a nice patch for that leakage of money.

    There will be no forward movement in this court case. Stop watching and waiting. NTSH.

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  • @ David
    How much sense do you make in this massive hotel investment in Bridgetown ..when all the existing hotels are empty and broke?
    Is this another Four Seasons gambit do you think?
    Bushie can just picture Bay Street looking like how what used to be Paradise now looks… with certain persons laughing all the way to the bank…
    Wonder what role Persaud is playing here – given his huge Four Seasons experience…

    But expect Enuff to sign its praises…

    The Town and Country Planning permission must have been an interesting exercise for this project…don’t you think?

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  • @Enuff

    A lot of the investment is suppose to be private sector?

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  • Dear Sirs
    I am not an insider. I am not an operative. I therefore only know what is in the news or said Parliament. From those sources, it appears to be private sector led.

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  • Bushie
    I don’t know a ting bout the woman but she was just referencing this: https://www.nationnews.com/2011/03/26/1m-project-for-pelican-village/
    I simply asked a few questions and the link showed I wasn’t casting aspersions. You ever hear a gentleman on Brasstacks declaring support for Donnie? Was Donnie responsible for BIDC?

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  • Oh Oh

    Washington, Wyoming and Montana had serious floods.

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