60 Love Can Lose

It would be remiss of the blogmaster if the yesterday’s 2022 Grenada general election was not highlighted in this space. Keith Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) won consecutive general elections in 2013 and 2018. The Mia Mottley led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won consecutive general elections in 2018 and 2022. Today the Prime Minister of Grenada is 44 year old Dikcon Mitchell who led the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to office based on preliminary reporting 9 seats to 6. To his credit 75 year old Keith Mitchell won his seat.

Another example of the people expressing its will in a democracy. Time will tell if the NDC is able to satisfy people expectation or another case of shuffling chairs on the deck of the Titanic. It exposes Mia Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) should NOT take its unprecedented mandate for granted. Less than a year into a second term and there is growing discontentment from Barbadians largely because of increasing harsh economic conditions brought on by negative movements in the external market. The main political opposition Democratic Labour Party (DLP) – not dissimilar to the NDC – is led by a new young Dr. Ronnie Yearwood. In fact Dickon Mitchell was invited to speak at the DLP’s Extraordinary Conference on 1 May 2022. The win should help to inspire Yearwood and his team to what is possible. 

Some of us recognise the winning of a general election does not translate to manna from heaven, although it relieves concerns about a threat to ‘democracy’ by becoming a de facto one party state. Grenada like Barbados is a small island developing state which makes the job of governing for any government a challenge.

In the case of Mottley and Barbados one suspects if Yearwood is able to present a set of believable plans for Barbados and surround himself with a tean that is perceived as credible, who knows what is possible next election round. The recent decision by the Barbados government to borrow $256 million is not resonating well with the public. In theory many Barbados may understand we need to fix roads and attend to physical infrastructure BUT at what price. The debt stock of Barbados is north of 13 billion!

The blogmaster will continue to retreat to a position some do not accept. Citizens must continue find ways to agitate against our governments – to hold feet to fire. Politicians are in the business of popularity even if it comes at the expense of the people who elected them.

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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

    Waiting to Exhale
    Breathe in new energy
    Breathe out all the old bad energy
    aka The Eternal Exhale

    9 breath Method Standing Version- Performance Breathing by Damon Damato

    Ananda Yoga – Episode 01 – Pranayama

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  • “The recent decision by the Barbados government to borrow $256 million is not resonating well with the public. In theory many Barbados may understand we need to fix roads and attend to physical infrastructure BUT at what price.”

    What?

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  • @ Enuff
    Boss, don’t let Bushie down …PLEASE!!

    Only a jackass can fail to see the total folly in grabbing at this $1/4 Billion loan from China to fix shiite roads that will wash away with the next rains….. and to do so at a time when the BASIC economy is in clear collapse. We will get shafted and China will take over the Scotland District …JUST LIKE THEY DID IN OTHER SHIITE COUNTRIES.

    This is OBVIOUSLY just another CASH GRAB by a bunch of parasites who are looking to grab whatever they can …while passing the REPAYMENT on to our children. (Of course that is not a problem for you, Mia, or indeed most of the leeches currently mismanaging the Treasury)
    What the damn place NEEDS is a vision and a PLAN for a collective sane response to our current predicament.
    But ‘vision’ and ‘plans’ don’t come from parasites…..
    These are attributes are much more challenging than begging and borrowing….and leeching

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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

    Who will pay and build these roads if not China, and what difference does it make if the road signs say “End Times Ahead”
    Lots of Sign

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  • Bushie
    I have no further comment ..NONE! Ironic that you mentioned the word vision in your post.

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  • Who will finance the DLP to contest and win the next election ? You need to pay people light bills and buy a lot of rum and fridges.

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    “This is OBVIOUSLY just another CASH GRAB by a bunch of parasites who are looking to grab whatever they can …while passing the REPAYMENT on to our children. (Of course that is not a problem for you, Mia, or indeed most of the leeches currently mismanaging the Treasury)”

    “But ‘vision’ and ‘plans’ don’t come from parasites…..
    These are attributes are much more challenging than begging and borrowing….and leeching”

    murdahhhhh!!!

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  • @enuff

    A word to you, it does not matter how clear the vision is through YOUR (government’s) eyes, you have to be able to bring the people along.

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  • The Chinese piper is already paid
    China did not become a world power simply by handing out loans and receiving nothing in return
    China next economic goal is to become a powerful global trading supplier in Agriculture
    China lands are polluted and production through Agriculture for world wide exportation is all but null and void
    China extension of its hands to small islands by loans is not a gift
    But a definite ploy to become the plantation owners of our land for food production as a global supplier
    Unfortunately small island govts lack of vision has lead its people down a road of insecurity

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    no one is interested in MORE TALK…same shite spewed for over 50 years with NO ACTION that are positive or can uplift Afrikan bloodlines…

    talk is cheap, whisky expensive..

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  • William Skinner

    @ Bushie
    “What the damn place NEEDS is a vision and a PLAN for a collective sane response to our current predicament.
    But ‘vision’ and ‘plans’ don’t come from parasites…..”

    They don’t have that ability. We are more interested in passing tests. Common Entrance- Screaming Test: Part 1 then Part 2……….

    Peace.

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    Don;t forget the IMF tests…..

    .”we pass de IMF test, we iz good students..we iz de best and de brightest” says the fowl Lorenza…

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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

    “vision is through YOUR (government’s) eyes, you have to be able to bring the people along.”

    In UK politics is deliberately divisive in order to implement unpopular laws
    During Margret Thatcher’s Era Government created and fueled a war in the communities between strikers and workers during coal strikes in order to nationalise the industry.
    There are undercover police spies infiltrating unions and political groups to spy on citizens who are no threat except for views they hold which the Government want to destroy.

    China helps developing Countries develop
    While the West wars with them

    How to stop looking for other people’s approval

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  • This canard just won’t die!

    The idiocy that either Barbados or Grenada could properly qualify as a democracy beggars belief.

    Is it not time for us to reference the etymology of ‘democracy’. Or is the Orwellian dictionary the only one to be known.

    Despite the preponderance of lived experiences, as the ultimate scientific measurement, we have the farce of the 5-yearly periodic carnival passing as ‘democracy’.

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  • What is this ‘Vision’ that Enuff’s heroes have David?
    Can you even articulate it… far less understand and then buy into it?

    The damn people nave NO VISION boss…. NONE!!!

    Their idea of a ‘vision’ is for lil Rick to sing some shiite rhythm about “how great Mama Mia is to have tricked the DLP clowns” (and hoards of Brass Bowls) into gaining exclusive control of our $5Billion Treasury, where she can dish out goodies to the faithful.

    Her ONLY objective is to keep the consolidated fund topped up for the next five years or so…. Loans do that VERY WELL….
    …then some other idiot will have to see what THEY can extract from the remaining carcass…

    Like true parasites…. doing just Enuff to keep the brass bowl victims alive and paying taxes…..

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  • Skinner
    No vision is needed to solve current problems. For the blind could see.

    Vision is only required to capture the future or to bend it to one’s way of being.

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  • @Bush Tea

    The parties will refer you to their social contracts re manifestos, covenant of hope etc.

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  • @Pacha
    Sometimes you are correct, but just too blunt.
    We must continue with the notion of being a democracy. We must work towards being one
    (Note the sometimes)

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  • @Pacha

    The present was once the future.

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    “The idiocy that either Barbados or Grenada could properly qualify as a democracy beggars belief.”

    overly DETERMINED to keep the anti-Afrikan imperialist status quo firmly entrenched as only Slaves know how…under the guise of FAKE democraxy…

    ….that’s why i just do what i have to do and don’t entertain them any of them….

    .they need a HOT WHIP and the CoE SEARING BRANDING IRON on their BARE backsides in memory of their ancestors…..

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  • William Skinner

    In the midst of pretty talk and the dedicated use and abuse of statistics, we read in this morning’s nation , that we are heading back to a time, when shop keepers had to give people credit, like the “ good old days”
    I told jokers on BU, that while the IMF was declaring Jamaica a success, rural Jamaica was still in the 1940s.
    Now they are declaring us a success and we heading back to the 60s.
    Imagine shop keepers now breaking down boxes and selling two and three eggs because customers can no longer afford a dozen.
    Who getting fooled here on BU and elsewhere ?

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  • @William

    The IMF program Barbados entered served a purpose to prop up the foreign reserves at a time when it was at a precarious level and also unlocked access to concessionary financing. This is known and accepted by sensible people. Going to the IMF was never a replacement for reordering the productive sectors. We need to move on and stop being distracted by political rhetoric. It will always be present.

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  • These are the issues that resonates in the minds of the people across social media
    Not Mottley rock star status
    Xxxxx

    Walter Blackman briefly outlined the horrible results of the socalled new pension reform policy of the Mottley administration. He told listeners on brass tacks what the pension benefits of a person working for $5,000.00 a month would receive over a period of 40 years. He said that person would receive about a hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00).

    What Mr Blackman didn’t tell the listeners was the amount that civil servant would have contributed towards that pension during that period. A person working in the Civil Service for $5,000.00 a month contributes $1,666.67 a month towards his pension. This translates into $800,000.00 over a forty year period. So rather than correcting the anomaly that was created by the Barrow administration in 1975 this BLP government, that “cares”, gloats about it and then passed laws to make things worse.

    Bravo, she has succeeded in taking us back 60 years. Lord help us as Mottleyism continues to engulf us.

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  • Both governments have successfully mismanaged the NIS. Have a read of actuarial reports. Political peacocks will do what they do, try to make political mileage from it.

    #twiddled
    #twiddleb

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @The Blogmaster, being unfamiliar with the details of this latest govt initiative I am yet amused by your quite ‘generic lament’ that “it does not matter how clear the vision is through YOUR (government’s) eyes, you have to be able to bring the people along.

    That is obviously – as you suggest – ALWAYS required so being familiar with previous such govt initiatives particularly those most recently involving China with hotel reconstruction, housing development, national security naval assistance and the like the real question goes DIRECTLY to what the BushMan Griot noted!

    And to that point as said here many times before, the cold-blooded colonial mendacious behavior that takes us from “swapping a symbolic Queen…for an Emperor in Beijing” is deeply troubling, as one Brit said it so bluntly !

    So indeed the final price of these initiatives that elevates China’s “infrastructure investment and debt diplomacy” to being our new colonial controller along this Asian silk road in this REAL dark web of geopolitical complexities can only be lost on ” jackass[es] … [who] fail to see the total folly in grabbing at this $1/4 Billion loan.”

    Accepting debt is NEVER the problem … the difficulties of course arise when you so completely leverage your future income to the point that you realistically CANNOT service your loans because your use of the funds did not generate the larger additional revenue expected. I suppose you can always cry ‘unfair’ or ‘fraud’ and as thousands of US student debt borrowers are now doing demand ‘loan forgiveness’. Is that our over-leveraged future!

    Good luck with that and these Shylockian lenders!

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  • David
    And whose vision captured this present is the critical question.

    More precisely, whose understanding of reality have we imbibed. About notions of democracy particularly..

    TheO
    We’ve been previously accused of being to academic. If we disguise our meanings David will say his readers wouldn’t understand. And if we just tell the brutal truths you would prefer us to pander to broad misguidances. We are at loss!

    You could not really believe that any of the underlying structures were constructed to go beyond the mere notion, your word not ours, of democracy.

    And if you do then you’ll have to give examples were that trajectory has developed full’bloom.

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  • WASHINGTON — The tenure of Kristalina Georgieva as managing director of the International Monetary Fund faces a pivotal moment on Friday, when the fund’s executive board will meet to decide whether she should continue to be its leader after allegations that she pressured staff to manipulate a report to placate China when she was a top World Bank official.

    This week, the executive board spent hours questioning Ms. Georgieva about her actions. It also interviewed lawyers from WilmerHale, the firm that conducted the World Bank’s internal review of the circumstances surrounding the Doing Business survey. The review, published last month, concluded that Ms. Georgieva had played a central role in meddling with the report, raising questions about her judgment and ability to continue leading the I.M.F.

    Ms. Georgieva has denied the allegations, and in a meeting with the board on Wednesday she offered a forceful rebuttal.

    “The WilmerHale Report does not accurately characterize my actions with respect to Doing Business 2018, nor does it accurately portray my character or the way that I have conducted myself over a long professional career,” Ms. Georgieva said in a statement to the board, which was obtained by The New York Times.

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  • ” Prince Charles tells Commonwealth nations he won’t stand in their way if they chose to ditch the Queen as head of state: Future king uses speech in Rwanda to tell world leaders he will support moves to become republics ”

    doan have to read an spell fuh wunna.

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  • @Pacha

    With man made constructs what do you expect? How do we get to the ‘sweet spot’?

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  • David

    You are correct that successive BLP and DLP administrations mismanaged the National Insurance fund.

    However, let’s ‘separate fact from fiction,’ lest we believe the political propaganda.

    Firstly, bear in mind that NIS contributions are determined as a percentage of insurable earnings up to a maximum of $4,880 per month or $1,126 per week.
    In other words, an individual earning 10,000 per month only pays NIS on $4,880.
    Secondly, the NIS rate for permanent or ‘appointed’ government employees is 9.80%, while temporary employees’ rate is 11.10%.

    Therefore, permanent and temporary civil servants currently earning $5,000 per month, would contribute $478.24 ($4,880 × 9.80%) and $541.68 ($4,880 × 11.10%) to the NIS respectively.

    If we’re ACTUALLY discussing the NIS, then, anyone who says a “person working in the Civil Service for $5,000.00 a month contributes $1,666.67 a month towards his pension,”…… has blatantly MISREPRESENTED the TRUTH.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Skinner, a number of truths were fully exposed as a result of the covid pandemic … one of which was that nation’s like Bim have been living a flawed and ill-directed life re food management. Thus, reading your lament that “Imagine shop keepers now breaking down boxes and selling two and three eggs because customers can no longer afford a dozen” simply reinforces the fact that WE (not govts) have fooled OURSELVES here and elsewhere for over 30+ years!

    Simply consider the individual cases of bloggers here who chronicle their re-acquired gardening skills and those who tell us they have always done such and how this has become more impactful to their dinner tables. The point sir is that we or those who moved into ‘Heights’, ‘Terraces’ and the misnomer ‘Gardens’ NEVER had the ability NOR INCLINATION to plant some mango or other fruit trees or raise a few chickens for eggs… until now!

    Of course, in most cases the new developmental ordnances firmly prevented any livestock rearing in the suburban middle-class enclaves but even in more rural locations such endeavors were not considered.

    So I see it quite differently from you .., it was a long entrenched folly to run away from our agrarian tilling. So as you facetiously note “they are declaring us a success and we heading back to the 60s” but the fact is that had we blended that life-style of home gardening and where possible basic livestock rearing we actually would have been truly successful.

    @Theo, I almost fell off my keyboard laughing at the exchange re democracy in Grenada and Bim as compared to other narratives on other national leaders’ control. Suffice to say, that I agree “that [none] of the underlying structures were constructed to go beyond the mere notion […] of democracy”.

    Suffice further to say, that nations accused of hegemonic western excesses have evidenced the better records of adhering to those ‘notions’ of democratic governance than any of the other nations (Russia, China) now seeking to overturn and impose their own hegemonic imperial rule.

    So the loud acclamations of headless rulings and inferences to that old saw that shifted from ‘four legs good to but, two legs better is absolutely comical!

    Anyhow, we also know that “all men are equal but all Equals are not as sweet”.🤣😎

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  • There are two types of China haters here.

    One will take the Chinese money and things, like we’ve been doing since the 1970s. but see them as politically inferior to us. They are communists. We are democracies. The Biden rhetoric about democratic regimes verses totalitarian regimes. Foolishness from the State Department.

    David shamelessly falls into this category.

    The second typology revels in engaging in the new Chinese Scare. A phenomenon which has antecedents within the main centers of racist discourses and praxis.

    As we recall, it was not the Chinese who constructed financial imperialism. Indeed, it was not the Chinese who stole the labour of Afrikans to become powerful enough to require former slave colonies to now seek borrowed funds from them.

    Varoufakis tells a story of such an encounter where a deal was agreed with a previous Greek government. A deal the terms of which were unacceptable to him as new finance minister.

    The long and short of this is that all the terms disliked by him were removed and replaced by all the terms desired by Varoufakis. To his surprise.

    If Bajans prefer to deal wid the IMF, the World Bank, or the White people dey love so rasssoul much the Chinese will be happy to be left alone.

    We only go to the Chinese because Western banks and institution deem us to be beyond our credit limits.

    Lacking international financial architecture control mechanisms, what must the Chinese then do to recover resources in default.

    But if we agree a deal with them the terms must be kept no different than required by the White people.

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    They have no damn shame,…..bunch of beggars pretending a democracy they did not create and would not know how effectively to manage such even if it existed……..nuisances…useless breathers dependent on everyone else to do or create something for them……

    disrespect to your ancestry got them where they are at…..and can’t move forward….looking good.

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  • David
    Don’t you see the sweet spot when you get a host of publicly provided services free.

    A country should decide this. The engagement in a nonsensical either or is just that.

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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

    Catch a Fire
    You’re going to get burned
    Another Proverb form the Prophet Bob

    Only to be chained in poverty. Good God, I think it’s illiteracy. It’s only a machine that make money

    [Chorus] (Slave Driver) The table has turned, y’all

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  • I do not remember it’s name, but someone had sent me a photo showing all of the countries that borrow money from China. My response was, “positioning is the art of gunnery”. I may be wrong, but I believe it is about exploitation of them, moreso than being about assistance. Planning for us and our asses will be grass for several generations to come. Of course, miracles are still possible when you believe nothing is impossible when you trust in Jah.

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  • It is about influencing foreign policy, no different to what the US, Europe and traditional lenders have been doing.

    https://www.dw.com/en/chinas-secret-loans-to-developing-nations-pose-problems-study-finds/a-57066390

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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

    National Borrowing National Debt is par for the course
    USA owes China over $1,000,000,000,000

    US Debt Clock
    https://www.usdebtclock.org/

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  • David

    Have problems adding comments. Why does that happen?

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    You can try clearing the cache of your browser.

    You can try a different browser.

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  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent.

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  • Fingers crossed Hants.

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  • It is either sell or assets which cant move the nesle ( cause we aint got Much ), borrow or increase In taxes

    Increase in taxes will make thing Harder on All

    Which poison. You want ?

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    It’s all becoming undone and there is nothing they can do about it, the PEOPL are NOW FREE to CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY……if they will wake up EN MASSE and see it and STOP listening to political pimps who have no solutions…

    deceitful conniving politicians can now go to hell where they belong…

    Pacha…they overturned Roe v. Wade….Justice Allito..

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  • THE REVERED LEADER OF THE 2X3 ISLAND IS A MASTER (MISTRESS) OF BORROWING, BEGGING AND THEN CRYING ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE FOR ATTENTION AND MORE HANDOUTS.

    WHAT YOU HAVE OUTLINED BELOW ARE THE TRUE SYMPTHONS OF THE STATE OF THE 2 X3 ISLAND.

    HOWEEVR THEY ARE TOO MANY FOOLS WHO CONTINUE TO WALK BLINDLY IN IGNORANCE.

    @ Enuff
    Boss, don’t let Bushie down …PLEASE!!

    Only a jackass can fail to see the total folly in grabbing at this $1/4 Billion loan from China to fix shiite roads that will wash away with the next rains….. and to do so at a time when the BASIC economy is in clear collapse. We will get shafted and China will take over the Scotland District …JUST LIKE THEY DID IN OTHER SHIITE COUNTRIES.

    This is OBVIOUSLY just another CASH GRAB by a bunch of parasites who are looking to grab whatever they can …while passing the REPAYMENT on to our children. (Of course that is not a problem for you, Mia, or indeed most of the leeches currently mismanaging the Treasury)
    What the damn place NEEDS is a vision and a PLAN for a collective sane response to our current predicament.
    But ‘vision’ and ‘plans’ don’t come from parasites…..
    These are attributes are much more challenging than begging and borrowing….and leeching

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    What is this ‘Vision’ that Enuff’s heroes have David?
    Can you even articulate it… far less understand and then buy into it?

    The damn people nave NO VISION boss…. NONE!!!

    Their idea of a ‘vision’ is for lil Rick to sing some shiite rhythm about “how great Mama Mia is to have tricked the DLP clowns” (and hoards of Brass Bowls) into gaining exclusive control of our $5Billion Treasury, where she can dish out goodies to the faithful.

    Her ONLY objective is to keep the consolidated fund topped up for the next five years or so…. Loans do that VERY WELL….
    …then some other idiot will have to see what THEY can extract from the remaining carcass…

    Like true parasites…. doing just Enuff to keep the brass bowl victims alive and paying taxes…..

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  • “So rather than correcting the anomaly that was created by the Barrow administration in 1975 this BLP government, that “cares”, gloats about it and then passed laws to make things worse.”

    The Tom Adams administration implemented the pension reforms in 1977.

    That BLP ADMINISTRATION BACK-DATED THEM TO 1975.

    THE BLP and its yard-fowl cohorts and sycophants ARE LYING TO YOU when they go around saying that the Barrow administration set the precedent. They have been fucking with workers’ pensions and benefits forever.

    They know that they are even fucking over their own voters but they are sucking off the IMF, so they have no choice.

    Have you noticed that Our DIVINE LADY of Finance has not said a word yet on this issue, the same fucking clown that convinced the morons that Froons shouldn’t be PM because he doesn’t talk to Bajans enough?

    And where are the UNIONS? I guess you only need to take to the streets when the DLP is in power, eh?

    Actually fighting for the rights of your members? Not so much.

    But 61-0. I love it!

    And the blogmaster talking about the citizens need to agitate!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I want Mia Messiah to reign in Barbados for the next 1000 years. Bajans deserve it.

    Right now we are seeing the real-world effects of fellating the IMF by the laziest, most intellectually devoid administration in Barbadian history.

    Coincidentally, while they are sodomizing our pensions with a cactus in their mad scramble for revenue; these fucking assholes are in the news bragging that they are FIGHTING TO KEEP CORPORATE TAXES AT 5.5%!

    Of course we must do our best for the economy; the economy is all that matters.

    I guess when an administration believes that its constituents are no more than consumers whose sole duty is to support the white, rich assholes taking shits all over them, I guess dismantling their just entitlements is a matter of course.

    These fucking clowns are even worse than the Dems. And that is something.

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  • Page 19 of Barbados Today online.

    Article by John Beale is interesting.

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  • Varoufakis ………….

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  • Hants June 24, 2022 12:17 PM #: “Page 19 of Barbados Today online. Article by John Beale is interesting.”

    Hants

    Yes, it is…… and I was going to suggest David should read or post it to this thread.

    Beale’s comments reminded of a February 2020 article I read on a World Bank blog. Interestingly, he also worked for the Bank as well.

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  • What better day for the Dlp to be having a health Fair today
    Timing is everything

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    These lying, shape-shifting political parties should be just as DEAD AS FABIANISM..

    …they do not not serve AFRIKAN PEOPLE…they serve 2 HEADS,,,,but not the people…it’s alway been like that, the reason why the people MUST ABANDON both them and the oppressive system…

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  • What better day for the Dlp to be having a health Fair today
    Timing is everything

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    THE DLP NEEDS A PERMANENT FUNERAL

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Amazing that people, descended from those who were so horribly brutalized, involved themselves in imperial politics and HAVE NO CLUE about its beginnings…or how their power, and status hungry politicians. SOLD them out from day one….. and NEVER STOPPED..

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  • William Skinner

    @ DPD
    You are still seeing this issue rather narrowly. The people don’t set national economic policy.
    In every case, we seem to be giving those who are elected to govern a free pass.
    I respectfully disagree. People are inspired by leadership; inspiration then breeds nationalism and that in turn breeds individualresponsibility.
    Peace .

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    Due to its CURSED BEGINNINGS….which most on here obviously KNOW NOTHING ABOUT……none of it can go anywhere….people need to start LOOKING WITHIN THEMSELVES for leadership…

    ..colonial groomed and trained house negros IS NOT IT…

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  • “$256.6m project needs clarity
    by John Beale

    Yes, The Scotland District is in dire need of development.
    It is also very encouraging to note that the government is finally taking action as stated by the Acting Prime Minister, Santia Bradshaw, and pronouncements of the Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan and Minister Ryan Straughn in the Ministry of Finance.
    All the ministers expressed their satisfaction on the attractive terms that the government was able to borrow from the Export-Import Bank of China for the Scotland District Road Rehabilitation Project.
    While we appreciate the importance of developing the Scotland District, we trust that a thorough analysis (including investment possibilities) has been done to justify spending these funds at this time. In addition, has there been a study regarding the cost of road maintenance and the life expectancy of the new roads, given the high rainfall and soil movement- including soil creep and slippage? Such a large investment with an unknown life expectancy will need other activities to promote faster returns in order to compensate for the shorter life expectancy of the investment.
    One such example would have been Tom Adam’s “vision” of an East Coast Road running continuously all the way to a Conset Bay and College Savannah which would have attracted more tourists.
    The concessional loan in the amount of $256.6 million with interest at 2 per cent per year having a tenure of 20 years and a grace period of five years appears attractive.
    However, it should be noted that there is also a Commitment fee of 0.25 per cent per annum on the undisbursed balance. In addition, there is a Management fee of 0.25 per cent of $641,530.00 paid by the first disbursement. However, these fees are quite reasonable.
    What is of concern is the announced five-year grace period on debt repayment that is really not technically true.
    According to the resolution approved by the House of Assembly, the five-year grace period is “from the effective date of the agreement”. It is NOT from when the full loan is drawn down. Likewise, the disbursement period is “48 months (four years) from the effective date of the agreement.”
    It would be appropriate to know what is the total project cost of the project and how long it will take to execute it in a realistic timeframe. Experience has shown that too many government projects are not executed on time and often funds cannot be drawn because the conditions precedent have not been met.
    A project like the Scotland District requires time to execute and for the development to mature and generate economic results. Hence there is a significant lag between the signing of a loan agreement and the start and completion of this project.
    This project cannot be expected to generate funds to repay interest and debt installments until several years after it is completed. Hence the five-year grace period should NOT start at the signing of the agreement. I also assume that the interest payments during the grace period will be met from some other government source.
    It is noted that the governing law is China which I imagine was at the Chinese insistence and is understandable but it would have been better if it could have been in a neutral country such as the US.
    The other aspects that need further explanations are: It appears that the main contractor is a Chinese company, China National Complete Plant Import—Company (COMPLANT) that specialises in construction and engineering. Once again, I assume this was a condition of the Chinese.
    Hopefully our experience has been excellent with this company because they are the main contractor at the Sam Lord’s project. Will the equipment required for the project also be brought from China and what percentage of the workers will be Bajan?

    John Beale is a former Investment Officer at the World Bank group and an International banker.”

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    Pacha…these better go do some research to find out exactly what they are dealing with, a lot of the information they need IS NOT ONLINE…or they can stay right where they are …don’t know if they noticed, but everything is up in the air ….and very unstable..

    ..posting NONSENSE….without knowing the truth…….will only KEEP THEM TRAPPED…and in these times….no es bueno….but the onus is all on them to get out of it how they can……

    and we already spent so much time on here trying to point them in the right direction….AND YET…

    …but we owe them nothing…

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  • David
    Waru
    We’ve been saying before he was selected that Joe Biden is suffering from Alzheimer’s.

    Today we see this ‘leader of the unfree world’ with his hand on the nuclear button has to be given detailed written instructions like what to say when entering the press room – ‘hello’.

    Where to sit, etc. what kind of democracy is this when elder abuse is at its center? The center cannot hold!

    And the perceived right to abortiion services is now abolished by a Supreme Court which has tended to be a barometer for world countries.

    Trump was threatened with removal for much less. Why not Biden Alzheimer.

    Some democracy is this!

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    “Today we see this ‘leader of the unfree world’ with his hand on the nuclear button has to be given detailed written instructions like what to say when entering the press room – ‘hello’.”

    saw it earlier this morning, his handlers will have to stay on top of him in case of deterioration…

    while Prince Donald is running around everywhere giving nothing but trouble…..with his reserved energy…

    ya done know democracy is just a buzz word, easy to pronounce…

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  • Walter Blackman

    angela cox
    June 24, 2022 10:12 AM

    “These are the issues that resonates in the minds of the people across social media
    Not Mottley rock star status
    Xxxxx
    Walter Blackman briefly outlined the horrible results of the socalled new pension reform policy of the Mottley administration. He told listeners on brass tacks what the pension benefits of a person working for $5,000.00 a month would receive over a period of 40 years. He said that person would receive about a hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00).”

    Angela Cox,
    Pensions have surfaced as an extremely important issue at this stage of our national development, so I want to commend you for bringing this pension-related matter to the attention of BU readers.

    The challenge for me is to distill esoteric, actuarial and mathematical concepts into information that you and all BU readers can understand. Please forgive me if I fail to overcome that challenge

    We grew up hearing that one of the major benefits derived from working for the government was the receipt of a pension and gratuity.

    I will use a 5-year average pay of $5,000 (assumed to be under the NIS ceiling, for illustrative purposes only). I simply want to show how the changes in pension legislation have affected government workers hired before September 1, 1975, those hired on or after September 1, 1975, and those to be hired on or after January 1, 2023.

    A person born on January 1, 1945, who was hired before September 1, 1975 and who retired after 33 1/3 years of service will receive the following:
    Government pension = $3,333.33
    NIS Pension = $3,000
    Total Pensions received = $6,333.33
    Note that this pensioner is receiving a total monthly pension which is greater than the pay he was getting as an active worker.
    This was a problem that the government decided to solve.

    A person born on January 1, 1945, who was hired on or after September 1, 1975 and who retired after 33 1/3 years of service will receive the following:
    Government pension = $333.33
    NIS Pension = $3,000
    Total Pensions received = $3,333.33
    Note the drastic reduction in government pension. This was not the best approach to be taken by the Government of Barbados to solve the pension problem

    A person born on January 1, 2003, who will be hired on or after January 1, 2023 and who will retire after the following years or less of service will receive the following:
    Government pension (1-36 years of service) = $0
    Government pension (37 years of service) = $$83.33
    Government pension (38 years of service) = $166.67
    Government pension (39 years of service) = $250.00
    Government pension (40 years of service) = $333.33

    This proposed pension formula makes a bad situation worse. The unions ought to make their voices heard.

    Note:
    Gratuity = 25% x monthly pension x 150
    Pension to be paid = 0.75% of calculated pension

    For example:
    Government Pension = $3,333.33 per month
    Gratuity = $125,000.00
    Monthly Pension to be paid = $2,500.00

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  • Waru

    Research is not just looking for information. One has to understand how to weight information, the relative importance of various sources, be knowledgeable enough to determine what is true and what is not, estimate biases, and on and on.

    Why ask for the impossible😎

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  • Walter Blackman

    angela cox
    June 24, 2022 10:12 AM

    “What Mr Blackman didn’t tell the listeners was the amount that civil servant would have contributed towards that pension during that period. A person working in the Civil Service for $5,000.00 a month contributes $1,666.67 a month towards his pension. This translates into $800,000.00 over a forty year period”
    .
    angela cox,
    There is a good reason why I did not tell this to Brass Tacks listeners.
    This is utter madness.

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  • Walter,

    Well distilled!

    They solved one problem by creating another. I think they realised it and that is why ineligible persons continued to receive two pensions for years after the law was passed.

    A few years ago, this government tried to go after the two “pensions” received by medically unfit, early retirees. This would have put many disabled middle-aged single mothers of school aged children, some of them hurt on government jobs through government negligence and failure to enforce their own safety laws, women fighting a slothful justice system for compensation, out on the streets or unable to eat. It would have been mortgage payments or food for them. A choice between food and shelter.

    Had it not been for Caswell Franklyn’s intervention in which he explained that an NIS invalidity benefit should be seen as an extended sickness benefit, I believe the cries of these people would have landed on deaf ears.

    If he had not explained how the legal challenge could be successfully argued, unimaginable suffering would have been imposed on those already suffering from disabilities!

    Of course, I privately argued the case as he did but not as eloquently or clearly or credibly. And not from the floor of the Senate.

    Caswell saved lives with that intervention. I don’t think many people understand how many.

    Please continue to educate! It is necessary.

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  • And all this scrambling to claw pensions and benefits away, is due to cash grabs from the NIS to prop up failed projects and scams.

    Inexcusable!

    Without this drain, reasonable adjustments could have been proposed.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Mr Blogmaster, any reasonable analysis of older leaders like Biden, Trump, Putin, Reagan, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, DeGaule and even at the lower end of the ‘pressure valve’ with Barrow, Eric Willaims or Lester Bird should absolutely affirm that the wisdom and experience of age can QUICKLY devolve into blunders, forgetfulness, obstinate faulty acts and myriad other issues which adversely affect governance when septuagenarian and older govern.

    Leaders may need the wisdom of age but the challenges of leading (particularly a super ppwer) most importantly require the vibrancy and physical attributes that are often not experienced after 70.

    One does not expect an alleged afflicted Joe Biden to do any greater harm to his democracy than seen over the last four years or during the late 80’s when a very aged Reagan closed out his tenure.

    Moreover, if the checks and balances held for Mr ‘alternative facts’ president and the notion of democratic governance remained intact then there is every reason to expect that they will absolutely hold now!

    Lata.

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  • 60-0 turned into a 9-6.

    Will George Street listen and learn?
    Does Mitchell compare to Mia?
    Was Hartley traveling or keeping quiet?
    What does Dickson ahve that Ronnie may not?

    Interesting times indeed!!!!

    Just observing

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  • Donna June 24, 2022 3:24 PM #: “A few years ago, this government tried to go after the two “pensions” received by medically unfit, early retirees.”

    Donna

    They did so as recent as last year, when, WITHOUT prior notice, they abruptly ceased payment of pensions to a ‘handful’ of retired employees of the National Assistance Board (NAB), some of whom are in their 80s and were receiving it for over fifteen (15) years.

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  • @Walter

    Hearing you regarding proposed change and how it will
    Impact a category of public worker. What about the funding of the pension given current state. What is your view?

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  • William Skinner

    The lies , deception and half truths have no end. Already they are seeking to brand Walter a Dee.
    Shameless bunch that thing we call a Duopoly.
    Sooner or later, the real truth will fall upon all of us like ton of bricks.
    Peace.

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    ” the relative importance of various sources, be knowledgeable enough to determine what is true and what is not, estimate biases, and on and on.”

    these are on their own….still believing it’s some game of politics, and a fowl sport…….no it’s not, if you don’t know the dangerous ORIGINS of what house negros did not create because they are SO INTELLECTUALLY INCAPABLE…well…ya will just guh down, guh down wit dem…as we have always known they are JUST BIT PART PLAYERS…in a script they did not write nor did they direct….

    Pacha…they had YEAR, AND YEARS AND YEARS to gain access to this information…..they claim to be the most astute patriots, another shite word, trying to diminish William for his concerns…..they better START finding out WHAT REALLY WENT ON…

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    William…let them carry on smartly…the SYSTEM GOT THEM GOOD…they are the ones looking like the fools now…things that can save them…the same traitors are hiding from them…

    Pacha…what’s pissing me off are the “two heads” these MFs pledge allegiance to….then themselves and the minority crimemunity…

    the people whom they beg for votes to reach the cabinet….come in LAST…and more often than not, DON’T FEATURE AT ALL nor did they become part of any equation of having a real voice in over 100 years..

    things got even worse for Afrikans socially and financially, if that’s possible, when they got their fake independence, they were then effectively CUT OUT of empowerment and enfranchisement, although they were in that horrible place from 1920…but it became so subtle from 1966, it all went unnoticed…..until the traitors and co-conspirators all GOT TOO GREEDY…and TIEF MORE THAN THEY COULD EAT…

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    Pacha..

    The P. J. Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy wrote a most wonderful tribute to George Lamming…..

    these better ask their traitor leaders what they are hiding from them…they got nuff foolish talk on the blog for us …let’s see them get some balls and confront their fake leaders…ask them what they are hiding..

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  • Waru
    Saw it. Was written by Beckles. But knowing the mind of the writer there is some unwritten language appending which in toto suggests a meaninglessness anathema to Lamming.😇

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    Everyone knows the fakers…..not many left that they can fool..

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  • Biden has better handlers. Trump surrounded himself with the worse idiots, grifters, cowards and incompetents who found courage only when they saw America collapsing around them. Now they unburdened themselves with palpable and great relief finding that the truth and “ALTERNATIVE FACTS” sets you free. Tongues wagging at brekneck speed. Flap, flap, flap without any prompting, offering up secrets that could never have been uncovered. Now that the toothpaste is out of the tube, they try to ram it back in.

    Still, the USA’s flawed world view, shared by both parties to some degree, is its Achilles heel.

    Biden or Trump, that shithole country is and will continue to be a seething mess, spreading toxic white supremacy to the ends of the earth. Striving to bend the world to its will and narrow, shortsighted self-interest.

    Practising all manner of bullying tactics, hypocrisy, and violence against those who would dare to think that they too have interests deserving of equal consideration.

    I can’t see either Republicans OR DEMOCRATS, even the black ones who have been brainwashed into undeserving love and patriotism towards a country that hates them, reflecting enough to do a 180 degree turn. EVEN THEY have bought the narrative of American exceptionalism, granting them privileges that others should not have.

    This is who they are.

    SUCH WORLDWIDE OPPRESSION couldn’t last forever!

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  • Artax,

    Bat signal! “Talk for US”

    I left the mention of that one for you. Yes, that one was brutal! People probably not long for this world, GUTTED unnecessarily. Left at the mercy of their families!

    UNCONSCIONABLE!

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  • are we slowly creeping backward

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  • Skinner Mr Blackman is no different thsn you.In my view both of you are dems.Just listen to his brasstack shows where he sllows all the dems free reign like Ms decided, Mr P , Alvin , Rawle, Mr Bascombe, Anti America, Strakers etc .When he hears them his voice comes alive urging them on without challenging themHowever when he hears statsman, Tall Boy he has to balance their opinions but mot with the dems.The other moderators Dr Hinds, Ms Jemmott, Mr Murray and Mr Wilkinson are also inclined towards the demsThe nonsense i hear them pass unchallenged would never go unchallenged with Mr Ellis or Mr Johnson resulting in this show going downhill fast with the same callers repeating the same nonsense everyday.It will not help them as the new political nightwatchman does not inspire confidence.On another note some clown above suggested that the bees worse than the last dems.This joker should be sent for a mental check or does not live in Barbafos.He should be in comedy fest.Mr Stuart vrs Ms Mottley chalk and cheese.I gone.

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  • Biden or Trump, that shithole country is and will continue to be a seething mess, spreading toxic white supremacy to the ends of the earth. Striving to bend the world to its will and narrow, shortsighted self-interest.

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    YOU NEED TO TAKE A REALISTIC VIEW OF THE CESSPOOL ON THE 2 X 3 ISLAND BEFORE YOU JUDGE OTHERS.

    I HAVE LIVED IN BOTH THE US AND THE 2 X3 ISLAND ARE WORLDS APART.

    YOU SOUND NO DIFFERENT TO THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVING GOT MOST OF YOUR NEWS ABOUT THE US EITHER BY TV OR ONLINE.

    BIT SILLY WHEN ONE HAS NOT HAD FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE AND I HAVE LIVED IN BOTH THE SOUTH AND WEST COAST IN THE US.

    THE 2 X 3 ISLAND IS A BACKWOODS WHEN COMPARED TO MOST OF THE US.

    I NO LONGER LIVE IN THE US BECAUSE OF BUSINESS INTERESTS HOWEVER I CALL A SPADE A SPADE.

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  • LET ME ADD MY LAST LIVING TIME FRAME ON THE 2 X 3 ISLAND I LIVED AMONGST THE 2 PERCENT BEING A ANNUAL MEMBER OF 2 OF THE LOCAL GOLF COURSES FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

    HOWEVER I WAS NOT BLINDED TO THE SUFFERING OF MANY OTHERS AND HOW CORRUPT AND BACKWARD THINGS ARE ON THE ISLAND FOR MOST OF ITS BLACK INHABITANTS.

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  • NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD ME MAKING A COMMENT ON CANADA BECUASE I HAVE NEVER LIVED THERE AND I LEARN MORE FIRST HAND FROM OTHERS WHO RESIDE THERE CURRENTLY OR IN THE PAST.

    I CAN COMMENT ABOUT THE UK BECAUSE I HAVE LIVED THERE FOR 6 YEARS AND LIKE THE US HAVE EITHER BEEN A STUDENT OR IN BUSINESS AND TO A LATTER EXTENT TEACHING.

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  • IS THE ‘PARADISE’ 2 X 3 ISLAND IN 2022 BEING RUN BY WHITE PEOPLE ONE CAN’T REALLY MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ‘Do more’ for black business

    Government is being urged to change its procurement policies so black businesses can get more work.

    “Black businesses are struggling and they will continue to struggle despite some having success over the years,” director of the Everson R. Elcock & company Ltd, Adrian Elcock, told an audience attending a panel discussion on the topic Black Business in Barbados: Struggles, Successes, Future.

    The panel discussion on Wednesday was organised by the National Library Service at the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), to mark Heritage Month and the National Insurance Scheme’s achievement of 55 years of service.

    Elcock said government was the largest procurer of goods and services.

    “Unless government examines its procurement policies seriously and have consultations with people to make sure that those who can benefit, they understand how they can benefit, and those who are impacted, they understand how they are impacted the ecosystem is going to fail.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2022/06/24/do-more-for-black-business/

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  • A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic is
    producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
    Environmental conditions appear conducive for development of this
    system over the next few days, and a tropical depression could form
    during the early to middle part of next week. This system is
    forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic
    and approach the Windward Islands by early next week.

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  • Lorenzo

    Yuh got all 30 seats…….and want the call in programmes too?

    Should there not be an inclination of media to show a slight deference to a pretend opposition?

    Lawd have mercy! Yuh gine kill Dem?

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  • Lorenzo

    Yuh got all 30 seats…….and want the call in programmes too?

    Should there not be an inclination of media to show a slight deference to a pretend opposition?

    Lawd have mercy! Yuh gine kill Dem?

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    HE WANT BARBADOS UNDERGROUNG (BU) TOO

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  • William Skinner

    @ Lorenzo
    I notice you never comment about Mr. Corey Layne.
    I remember his mantra used to be : “
    I ain’t care nutting ‘bout politics”.
    I also recall when callers used to ask him if he would consider running for the House he would often say: “ not me and dah political ting bosie”
    So, just keep quiet.
    If Walter decides to run for the Dees , you would want to politically kill him but if he runs for the Bees, you would immediately embrace him.
    You called Sinckler all kinds of things but when your (the) PM got him the big job you came here and wished him good luck !
    The other day in a rare moment you even said that I give Mottley a “ little support”.
    I have supported this government more than I have ever supported Stuart and Company on BU.
    Man, keep quiet. You don’t have the ability to be balanced.
    Don’t you realise the same thing you are saying about Walter accommodating the Dees; the Dees are saying about Peter Wickham accommodating the Bees.
    Next time tell us about the Mr. Corey Layne. Where is he now ? I haven’t heard him on Brasstacks recently.
    Like I said keep quiet,you don’t have the ability to be balanced.
    Have a good weekend Bro’ .
    Peace.

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  • BAJE
    There is a vast difference between a singular personal experience and the collective lived realities of both people’s.

    The only way to reach a better judgemrnt is to consider all the other people like you. The role of America in the world. The life chances of populations grouping within. The population., demographic, economis, access to education., heslth care and other data

    To generalize that your experiences either here or there represents the populations is not well founded.

    The evidence we can see across the board forms a far better judgement than a single BAJE.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Baje
    Pressure is burst pipes. The black business people were promised that things would change and that Maloney will be starving for business.
    Since then Maloney has hooten more of the pie. The man in cahoots with the PM , is even in the Vaccine business securing them for the country.
    Since the mid 80s,hundreds of black manufacturing and construction businesses have been destroyed.
    If you examine the tourism industry the minorities ( not whites) have taken over most of the opportunities in the hired car business and small/ medium size apartment/ hotels.
    At last, it is good y the see black business persons speaking out. It’s thirty five years late. but better late than never.
    Believe me, they are in deep shit.

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  • Walter Blackman

    Donna
    June 24, 2022 3:24 PM

    “Walter,
    They solved one problem by creating another. I think they realised it and that is why ineligible persons continued to receive two pensions for years after the law was passed.
    A few years ago, this government tried to go after the two “pensions” received by medically unfit, early retirees.”

    Donna,
    The answer I am going to give amounts to a rationalization on my part.

    It is quite possible that the officers responsible for administering government pensions
    thought that the NIS pension was only to be abated when NIS old age pension, not disability, was paid.

    Thus, government workers who were deemed medically unfit and who received a government disability pension at an early age, received that monthly government pension with no consideration being given to NIS abatement. Years later, someone discovered the error, and immediately attempted to stop or reduce the monthly government pension.

    As of today, the issue has not been fully resolved.

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  • Walter Blackman

    David
    June 24, 2022 4:01 PM

    “@Walter
    Hearing you regarding proposed change and how it will
    Impact a category of public worker. What about the funding of the pension given current state. What is your view?”

    David,
    Government pensions are paid out of the consolidated fund. Therefore it is a matter of priorities. If pensioners are placed high on the list of priorities, then the pensions will be paid. Of course, there would be less money available for wastage and squandermania. I am not sure that this is a desirable outcome for politicians.

    Making adequate pensions available to the group of “disenfranchised” government workers will guarantee a boost to the economy of the future. Do you understand the critical role currently being played by the NIS, government, and private pensions during this COVID pandemic, as far as maintaining a given level of economic activity is concerned?

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  • BAJE
    There is a vast difference between a singular personal experience and the collective lived realities of both people’s.

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    AT LEAST I HAVE LIVED BOTH PLACES AND CAN MAKE A FAIRER COMPARISION THAN SOMEONE WHO HAS NOT AND GET THEIR NEWS PRIMARILY FROM TV AND ONLINE AND NOT A FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE.

    WHEN I LIVED IN THE US I DIDN’T INTERACT ONLY WITH MYSELF I INTERACTED WITH MANY OTHERS.

    THE CESSPOOL OF THE 2 X 3 ISLAND CANNOT COMPAREPOINT BLANK.

    IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK FOR ME CONTINUE TO FEEL FREE TO DO SO.

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  • @Walter

    Yes the blogmaster understands. The NIS is one the issues most highlighted on the blog through the years. Will highlight your comment and voice note concerning the matter. Keep the fire lit.

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  • @ Baje
    Pressure is burst pipes. The black business people were promised that things would change and that Maloney will be starving for business.
    Since then Maloney has hooten more of the pie. The man in cahoots with the PM , is even in the Vaccine business securing them for the country.

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    PROMISES ARE COMFORT FOR A FOOL.

    SEEMS MARK MALONEY THE WHITE SHADOW AND AVINASH PERSAUD ARE RUNNING THE CURRENT BLP GOVERNMENT HENCE WHY THE BLACK BUSINESSES ARE BEGGING FOR THE CRUMBS IN 2022.

    MIA MOTTLEY IS MERELY THE PUPPETT.

    CAN’T MAKE THIS STUPID SHIT UP.

    THIS IS THE PRIMARY REASON I CALL THE 2 X 3 ISLAND A CESSPOOL AND BACKWARD THINKING.

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  • Listen they are only 2 places we can currently go for cheap money. One is the IMF and the other is China. Both come with their traps. When the IMF says you have done well here is a gold star, look for hardahipship. When China offers you money understand you spending nuff back with China.

    ALL parties have damaged the NIS. Sinkyuh by forcing worthless government paper down their throat and this party by slashing the return on that paper from 7 to 1%.

    So we here with a brek tail fund and no money to refinance it. The worker cant pay no more and the company already paying a premium to the NIS for its workers. You cant push the retirement age much hire neither, after all you going give them the pension cheque at 70 and dem death benefit at 72% next?

    We in deep dodo either way so dont expect no easy way out.

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  • Walter Blackman

    William Skinner

    June 24, 2022 4:21 PM

    “The lies , deception and half truths have no end. Already they are seeking to brand Walter a Dee.”

    William,
    That is expected. No surprise there. Would you believe in some quarters I am labelled a Bee?
    Frankly, at this point, I just don’t care. Public education is not for the faint-hearted.
    .

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  • walter Blackman

    Lorenzo
    June 24, 2022 7:46 PM

    “Skinner Mr Blackman is no different thsn you.In my view both of you are dems.Just listen to his brasstack shows where he sllows all the dems free reign like Ms decided, Mr P , Alvin , Rawle, Mr Bascombe, Anti America, Strakers etc .When he hears them his voice comes alive urging them on without challenging themHowever when he hears statsman, Tall Boy he has to balance their opinions but mot with the dems.”,

    Lorenzo,
    You, Enuff, the Stats Man, and Tall Boy have one thing in common. All of you consistently bring weak, pathetic, Infants C arguments to the table.

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  • Mr Blackman it does not negate the point that you urge on the dems in nonsense.I heard Ms Decided telling you abput the csre packages including paper.The same lady that quarrel when she did npt get any because as you know those packages included several things .She also now know people canmot get back income tax from 2014, 2015 etc who was in office then? and not sa word of challenge from you
    .Mr P about poor people where he was between 2008 and 2018?Another one talking about tourism numbers daying hptels slashed rstes to 500 pounds and by winter could be 1800 pounds.How he knows this? Is he sa tourism expert?Not a challenge from you and you talking about weak arguments.They could never get away with such with Mr Ellis as they would have to bring proof but they sing in your choir.I invite anyone to listen to you carefully on brasstacks snd come to their owm conclusion.I gone.

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