Prime Minister MIA Mottley Delivers An Empty Emancipation Day Message

August 2 signals another Emancipation Day, another public holiday for the masses to revel in the carnival season and engage other leisure activities – a few may reflect on what the day is intended. Emphasis on a few if one measures public participation at events arranged to celebrate the day.

In her Emancipation Day message Prime Minister implores Bajans to not just commemorate the emancipation of our forefathers from chattel slavery but “celebrate the lives and efforts of our African forefathers to end slavery. In remembering these things, let us understand that while the seas may get rough and while the struggle may be long, together we can and will see these challenges through. That is to say that egos, matters of self-interest and tribalism must give way to the way of thinking and the lifestyle that saw communities raise children and societies raise the bar”.

The blogmaster finds no fault with the message by prime minister Mottley asking us to be inspired to overcome the challenges before us by what our forefathers had to achieve breaking the chains of physical slavery. Maya Angelou in her inimitable style encapsulates the importance of the past with a practical definition- “I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place“. 

We have to do better to help Barbadians sustain the awareness around the struggle of Blacks for liberation. The blogmaster is satisfied our children are given sufficient exposure at the primary and secondary level to be aware of the struggle. Where we continue to fail as a society is our inability to feed a culture to support our people being energized by the heroic achievement of our forefathers. Instead we have allow edourselves to become overwhelmed by the miasma of popular foreign culture which by and large continues to lock our people into another form of bondage- economic and mental slavery.

To Prime Minister Mia Mottley again we say, a nice sounding message, a message that will tick the box on the checklist for the day, however, inquiring minds wonder- what about the need to find practical approaches to assist citizens translate your nice sounding message to relevant daily activities? We have become a people characterized by revelry, indolence and lawlessness, antithetical to the traditional value set that underpinned the behaviour of our forefathers.

So Prime Minister Mottley, your message will be received as empty by a majority of the population because the discrete actions required to invoke meaning for the general population is MIA.

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  • Also empty are those 2×4 slave houses being built by govt for barbadians to purchase
    Where is the pride in those design that would make the purchaser feel that what they are purchasing was designed to infuse a self of well being and comfortable home life
    Those 2×4 houses are in no way composed of love and pride but built on political spin thrown together as political dogma and govt version of apple pie

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  • When people’s expectation goes wrong

    “For me, this is too small. My queen-sized bed wouldn’t fit in here, plus having all these rooms in one is a no-no for me. I will continue looking and see if the HOPE (Home Ownership Providing Energy) project has anything better,” she said. (CA)

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  • The NHC held its third viewing of the hardwood display home in Queen’s Park, and the second for its steel house in Scotts Gap, St Michael. The wood house is made of greenheart, concrete board, purpleheart and wallaba wood and is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house.
    Cecilia Walrond said the compact design was a turnoff for her as the dining room, kitchen and living area was one room.“For me, this is too small. My queen-sized bed wouldn’t fit in here, plus having all these rooms in one is a no-no for me. I will continue looking and see if the HOPE (Home Ownership Providing Energy) project has anything better,” she said. (CA)

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  • Well, if the so-called emancipation day is empty, how could any speech be substantive?

    Emancipation Day, like christmas, is about form without substance. The pretense that the unreality is real.

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  • Whip Them Jah / Dennis Brown

    Only dread can come over,
    Babylon them a weeping and a mourning, yes.
    Weeping and a mourning, Lord
    Babylon them a weeping and a mourning, yes.

    Wolves and Leopards / Dennis Brown

    Come along yeah and dig my song
    Too much wagonist
    Too much antagonist
    Wolves and leopards are trying to kill
    The sheep and the shepherd, yes
    Wolves and leopards are trying to kill
    The sheep and the shepherd, yeah
    Too much informers
    Too much talebearers
    Too much informers
    Too much talebearers
    Time to separate the sheep from the wolves
    We’re at the crossroads
    And this is the time of decision
    Too much informers
    Too much talebearers
    Too much informers
    Too much talebearers, yeah
    Too much watch and peep
    It’s time the wolves dem leave the sheep
    Too much watch and peep
    It’s time the wolves dem leave the sheep
    Wolves and leopards are trying to kill
    The sheep and the shepherd
    Wolves and leopards are trying to kill
    The sheep and the shepherd
    Too much informers
    Too much talebearers
    Wolves and leopards are trying to kill
    The sheep and the shepherd
    Wolves and leopards are trying to kill
    The sheep and the shepherd
    Too much watch and peep
    It’s time the wolves dem leave the sheep
    Too much watch and peep
    It’s time the wolves dem leave the sheep
    Lion, yeah
    Weeping and a mourning,

    Because dem badda dem a drop out
    And them no love to come over
    Only dread can come over,
    Babylon can’t get over

    No, So Whip them Jah, Whip them lord
    Whip them Jah, Whip them
    Whip them Jah, Whip them lord
    Whip them Jah, Whip them

    The dread dem a dread it
    And the locksmen a watch it.
    Babylon dem no like it
    And the daughter them love it.

    And now the weakheart dem a scatter
    And the dread dem a satta.
    ‘Cause the dread dem know better.
    Jah Jah live forever.

    Yes,
    Whip them Jah, Whip them lord
    Whip them Jah, Whip them
    Whip them Jah, Whip them lord
    Whip them Jah, Whip them

    Only dread can come over,
    Babylon can’t get over, No, No

    Yes,

    The dread dem a dread it
    And the locksmen a watch it.
    Babylon dem no like it
    And the daughter dem love it.

    And now the weakheart dem a scatter
    And the dread dem a satta.
    ‘Cause the dread dem know better.
    Jah Jah live forever.

    Yes, Whip them Jah, Whip them lord
    Whip them Jah, Whip them
    Only Dread Can Come Over

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  • William Skinner

    @ ac
    The problem here may not be the size of the houses but the regulations governing ownership. The houses if they are as small/inadequate as people suggest, should be exclusively for two persons or two persons with no more than two small children. From what I have read there is room for extensions and that can be done by the owners as the children become older. The prices of these houses should be restricted to very small incomes.
    I don’t see them as “ slave huts” . We know about people growing up in one roof houses.
    The major problem with public housing throughout the years is the blatant lack of proper regulations that has now evolved into a national crisis.
    Needless to say housing like everything else was deliberately turned into a vote catching political foot ball by both parties.
    Pay a visit to Wildey and you can see what people have done to the relatively small chattel houses they bought a few decades ago. They have developed into very comfortable homes.
    Peace.

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  • The houses are of similar size to the ones built by your government at Lancaster, St. Patrick’s and elsewhere. There is a reason they are called starter homes for working class people.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Pacha
    One should be thankful for small mercies. The admission that the speech was empty , may be the fact that the so- called brilliant rhetoric is finally being examined a bit more closely.
    Perhaps the old Bajan saying : talk is cheap, is finally finding its way into the minds of those who relish presentation and pay no attention to content.
    Peace.

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  • Maybe next time after your aversion to rubbing shoulders with members of the public passes you will be able to secure a flight to see the houses up close. It will be therapeutic to get out of the social media bubble into the real Bajan terrain.

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  • @Pacha

    Is it the day that makes is full or the people behind driving the messages to achieve an outcome.

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  • William Skinner

    @ David
    “ David August 2, 2022 6:54 AM

    “The houses are of similar size to the ones built by your government at Lancaster, St. Patrick’s and elsewhere. There is a reason they are called starter homes for working class people.”
    Question: were the above built during the lost decade ?
    So are you saying that the current housing policies bear some similarity to those built during the lost decade.
    The Duopoly in full force…………….
    Peace.

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  • Housing for low income will have the same characteristics, this is a non point. The issue in the last decade was houses built at Constant, Parish Land, Greenes and other places were allowed to dry rot because of a myriad of admin problems saddled with incompetence. Let us hope this time around there isn’t a repeat.

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    “Well, if the so-called emancipation day is empty, how could any speech be substantive?”

    they need to stop with the boilerplate/template of empty speeches where our ancestors are concerned, they have no cared ANYTHING about what they suffered previously or what WE have suffered in the last hundred years so i don’t know where this pretense is coming from or WHERE THEY THINK THEY ARE GOING WITH IT…..now that EVERYONE is on to them..

    every time they have to USE TAXPAYERS MONEY or loans TAKEN in the majority population’s name to build or do anything, as the people’s employees, it has to turn into some slumlike ghetto fabulous SMALL unfit SHITE that goes nowhere, deteriorates and ROTS AWAY…

    …maybe if they will UPLIFT AND PROMOTE their AFRIKAN POPULATION using their money as they do the minorities who must have everything big, exotic and expensive at AFRIKAN PEOPLE’S EXPENSE maybe we will actually see them as doing something GENUINE AND NOT SELF-SERVING…

    “Emancipation Day, like christmas, is about form without substance. The pretense that the unreality is real.”

    they need to STOP PRETENDING where this is concerned…first off…THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT regarding our ancestors……..because they spent too many decades being concerned with ENRICHING OTHER PEOPLE AT AFRIKAN PEOPLE’S EXPENSE.. so i don’t know what game they are playing now, they NEVER cared if their people have GENERATIONAL WEALTH or not, they STILL DON’T..the poorer and dependent the better as mindless voters with no opportunities and nothing uplifting to look forward to except the designation of cult fowl/Slaves…just accepting of empty slick talk..

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    William….they have LONG DISCONNECTED OR NEVER TRIED TO RECONNECT to our ancestors….so anything leaking out of them will be EMPTY….using slave laws and slave codes for over the last 150 years and particularly in the last 56 YEARS to DETER that reconnection will now BITE THEM…

    there is blood in the water…..plenty of it…

    *they have NOT cared ANYTHING about ….

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  • Looks like it will be a long day at the Oval.
    We have several players on the field – batsmen, bowlers and an all allrounder.
    Have a great day, I will be in the spectator stand watching my favorite bowler.

    Have a great day Barbados. It does not really matter
    what is the size of your house,
    what it is built of,
    if it was promised and has yet to delivered or if it was delivered,
    Chinese or built by locals
    I want you to ENJOY THE DAY

    The brilliant HA used to say… it was not a problem of corruption; it is mainly incompetence. But it is both.
    HAGD

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  • “…maybe if they will UPLIFT AND PROMOTE their AFRIKAN POPULATION “

    🇧🇧 287.7 thousand in 430 km² of land could easily be plopped into Afrika 🌍

    (which has 30.37 million km² of land and accommodates 1,406,940,591)

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  • The houses at Cloverly cannot be compared to those which govt called dwellings
    If a person says that a queen size bed cannot fit within a comfortable space within those house something is wrong with the design
    Yes I would refer to them as slave houses because of the miniature sizes
    Also asking a person to build to expand those houses in the future would depend on many factors
    Life is not a straight line many grey areas are included think about that
    After the house is bought expansion cost money and whether or not cost of living would afford a single parent to do so

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  • Why not have a govt sponsored program where people can borrow the money and build their own home

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  • William Skinner

    @ WARU
    Absolutely- they think that we are all oblivious to their collective machinations. We however have to support the efforts to further trade/ties with Africa.
    It’s really about the future generations and not the band of pretenders currently dominating a decadent and declining socio political and economic order.
    It’s a step forward that we are starting to separate presentation from content..
    Peace.

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  • AC

    You worry ur head about the wrong things

    Did the woman pay for a house and got one that was smaller than she expected ?
    Or
    Did she view the house and have the option to pay for something else to her liking ?

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  • Skinner
    Emancipation has never been about real resources for ordinary people.

    And public housing continues to be a bad substitution for just resource allocation.

    These irrational attempts to build a society supportive of ordinary people not rooted in economic participation, at the centre, was always antidevelopmental.

    Building houses alone for people forever on the margins end up being slums. Has this not been our experience.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Pacha
    No disagreement here. However, as you are aware they allow everything to deteriorate because they refuse to regulate the housing projects.
    For example if a member of parliament gets a constituent a house, he or she does not care if twenty people live there once he can they can brag and get the votes.
    You are also quite aware that there has been no genuine attempts to bring true economic participation to the masses.
    Now we are in the clutches of the IMF and other international money lending sharks, they can’t even think about any economic participatory democracy designed to benefit poor people.
    That’s why we have a backlog of thousands waiting on houses from government. The poor have no choice.
    We have collectively both inside and outside of parliament failed the people.

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    “We however have to support the efforts to further trade/ties with Africa.”

    I will support NO SUCH THING especially with their historical misdeeds and plots where robbing the continent with their MINORITY CROOK FRIENDS in the crimmunity will always be high on their agendas…..

    …remember the fintech scam directed at Nigeria….they already STARTED WRONG…very wrong…but at least Afrika knows…..what support what….they had the OPPORTUNITY TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT as the Afrikan leadership asked and they allowed their fellow crooks to DICTATE THAT THEY BE ALLOWED to take the place of Afrikan descents which turned out badly……these traitors tell their partners in crime everything and tell the inheritors and descents NOTHING…

    The pretenders are STILL NOT LOOKING AT THE FACT THAT AFRIKANS IN THE DIASPORA IN BARBADOS AND THE CARIBBEAN ARE ENTITLED TO GENERATIONAL WEALTH…these greedy covetous SWINES still believe they can TIEF IT ALL FOR THEIR AVARICOUS SELVES and give it all away to every lowlife minority who agrees to corruption..

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  • The Minister observations of a glorious words does not match with the purchaser expectations
    Some one said once said what u see is not always what u get

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    and they allowed their fellow crooks to DICTATE THAT THEY BE ALLOWED to take the place of Afrikan descents

    to make matters even worse, i had to GO OUT OF MY WAY…to make sure their CRIMINALS PLANS AGAINST AFRIKA did not succeed…so am not exactly AMUSED…

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  • David

    It is the fixation on using respectability as a patina to ignore historic crimes which bedevil us to this day.

    Even elite Blacks building all of these mansions seldom have the resources to maintain them beyond current working years.

    If there were no Emancipation day only a few people on the left would have been even noticing. That there is one is merely a device for Mottley and others to virtue signal.

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  • angela cox August 2, 2022 5:37 AM #: “Also empty are those 2×4 slave houses being built by govt for barbadians to purchase.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Didn’t the NHC Official say the houses could be extended?

    Over the years, prospective homeowners have criticised houses built by the NHC under successive BLP and DLP administrations.
    The most popular complaint is usually ‘the bedrooms are too small for a ‘king or queen sized’ bed.’

    However, I can’t believe that YOU’RE the SAME PERSON who, using the name, ‘angela Skeete,’ was defending former administration’s ‘Housing Every Last Person (H.E.L.P)’ program, Housing Minister Denis Kellman praising the 2×2 houses the NHC built at Lancaster St. James……the hundred and twenty (120) 2×2 houses built at Parish Land, Christ Church that remained unoccupied, overrun by vines, rotting and deteriorating for over seven (7) years.

    As usual, angela cox is attempting to shift the focus from the substantive topic to push her political agenda.

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  • ArtaxAugust 2, 2022 9:30 AM

    angela cox August 2, 2022 5:37 AM #: “Also empty are those 2×4 slave houses being built by govt for barbadians to purchase.”
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    Didn’t the NHC Official say the houses could be extended?

    Xxxxxxx
    Well did not the crystal Ball called Covid showed up and sprung into action displaying that plans can be dismantled
    The fact being that govt plan should have included a long term plan of financial and economical ready preservation for the purchaser
    Constructed with a strong financial foundation in the event economical factors tore away at the purchaser intentions to called that house their final home
    After Covid can’t imagine anyone having long terms plans which might be met with a rearrangement of plans which were for better
    The purchaser should have been able to.look at that house at first site and think it as a wise long term investment one that can be profitable driven and not one which will require additional planning and financial cost longer down the road
    Being told oh but the purchaser can do this or that is a ploy built on a plot of political land poo..
    Piss in muh pocket !

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    “If there were no Emancipation day only a few people on the left would have been even noticing. That there is one is merely a device for Mottley and others to virtue signal.”

    they are fooling NO ONE.., while still maintaining the same wretched, racist, apartheid, oppressive, suppressive THIEVING system in place against Afrikans…so where is the emancipation…i await the TRUE DEFINITION…

    they are truly on their own with this one and can continue fooling themselves and THEIR CULTS…

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  • Remember in my childhood days parents took pride in controlling pocket book and did so
    Buying shoes for school or holidays was a must
    Children would try on the shoes that most likely fit their parents pocket book cost wise
    Those shoes not always were comfortable because they were tight somewhat but enough space for them to wear and wiggle their toes during or when discomfort occurred
    Some children would appeal such to their mother but replies such as oh there are not that bad and your feet would adjust
    Needles to say the feet outgrew those shoes rapidly and purchasing the right size over a period of time cost more for a new pair

    Xxx
    I relate this story as an example that cost cutting measures that seem to be working first hand to an.individual factors unseen or not taken into consideration can be detrimental long term in differing ways
    Costing the purchaser pain and increased cost

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  • Land 4000 sq.ft House 600 sq.ft.Allowable lot coverage for a house used to be 40%. which means expansion of house could increase to 1600 sq.ft.

    I enjoyed the benefits of living in a 600 sq.ft.house with a pulchritudinouss female who liked ( will leave the rest to your imagination )

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    Pachca…check this out….there is video and evating….glad that happemed, one smart ass…and i have my suspicions who did it….thought they were being cute about six weeks ago tried to pin that label on me….look how it backfired….lol….same debate that we will win…

    “Indigenous Australian Senator Raises Fist, Calls Queen Elizabeth a ‘Colonizer’ as She’s Sworn Into Office”

    “An Australian senator took aim at Queen Elizabeth by calling her a colonizer as she recited an oath of allegiance to the monarch, who is still head of state in Australia.

    Lidia Thrope — the first Aboriginal Australian senator from Victoria who is of DjabWurrung, Gunnai and Gunditjmara descent — had her swearing-in ceremony on Monday at Australia’s Parliament House. She approached the floor with her right fist raised in the air and was asked to recite the traditional oath of office.

    “I, sovereign Lidia Thorpe, do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful, and I bear true allegiance to the colonizing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” Thorpe said before being cut off by Senate President Sue Lines and objections from others.

    One senator said, “You’re not a senator if you don’t do it properly.”

    Thorpe also turned around to tell someone, “You’ve got to have some respect.”

    Thorpe’s party, the Australian Greens party, says on its website, “The continued legacy of colonialism has not yet fully recognized the sovereignty of our First Nations peoples across the entire continent of Australia. This is a wrong that must be made right. Endemic racism, oppressive laws and policies, misunderstanding, ignorance and the lack of knowledge and education has meant that First Nations peoples have generationally been subject to policies and legislation that have impoverished many lives. At present, many still live in poverty and disadvantage, without the same rights and services that other Australians enjoy. This must be changed so that future generations of First Nations children can dream of better things.””

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    let’s see if ya local jokers can decipher that in basic english…

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  • “I, sovereign Lidia Thorpe, do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful, and I bear true allegiance to the colonizing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,”

    Every white Australian is a coloniser
    Australian ancestry as per census
    England came top with 36.1%, Australia was second at 35.4%, whilst Scotland and Ireland were third and fourth with 10.4% and 8.9% respectively.
    3.3% are Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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    Here is a clip with Nikki Giovanni award-winning poet and writer stunning James Baldwin….a genius and giant, into silence.

    Defintely suitable for those who lie to themselves and others all day long and then pretend they don’t..

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  • Leading from de front.

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  • They could have been blogging on BU.

    There will be nuff crop over babies. lol

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/08/01/officials-pleased-with-crop-over-response/

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  • As I have mentioned on previous occasions, there aren’t any significant differences between the former DLP administration’s ‘Housing Every Last Person (H.E.L.P) and the current BLP administration’s Home Ownership Providing Energy (H.O.P.E) Project.

    For example, there are similarities between the DLP’s ‘Estates at Coverley,’ Coverley, Christ Church and the BLP’s ‘Atlantic Breeze Lifestyle Development,’ at Chancery Lane, Christ Church, especially as it relates to the terms and conditions of residence…… and, the individual whose company constructed the houses.
    As such, it would hypocritical of angela cox to defend ‘Coverley’ and criticise ‘Atlantic Breeze’…… or Enuff and Lorenzo to criticise ‘Coverley’, while supporting ‘Atlantic Breeze.’

    Additionally, successive BLP and DLP administrations have failed to present progressive, innovative housing policies during their tenures.
    And, ‘political sound bites’ on housing solutions spewed by Housing Ministers from both political parties, have essentially been ‘vote soliciting rhetoric.’

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  • angela cox August 2, 2022 10:24 AM #: “Children would try on the shoes that most likely fit their parents pocket book cost wise
    Those shoes not always were comfortable because they were tight somewhat……”
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    UTTER NONSENSE.

    You’re essentially implying a child who wore a size 9 1/2 👞 shoe, would’ve choosen a size 8, because it would be much CHEAPER for his/her parents to purchase.

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  • angela cox August 2, 2022

    “Children would try on the shoes that most likely FIT THEIR PARENTS POCKETS book COST WISE.
    Those shoes not always were comfortable because they were TIGHT somewhat……”

    “I relate this story as an EXAMPLE that COST CUTTING MEASURES that seem to be working first hand to an individual……”
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    It’s obvious you DID NOT THINK before posting your contribution.

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  • So an example of how cost cutting can be a penny wise and a pound foolish
    In order for govt to avoid pitfalls such as these 2×4 houses only good for temporary short-term accommodations
    The word transparency must be grounded in govt policies whereby the people input can be a necessary tool for proper guidance
    It makes no sense having the cart driving the horse
    It makes no sense using political driveways that can Crack and exposed govt weakness
    Xxxxxx
    Before I fuhget
    Mia utterances were absent of Barbados not having a Republic Constitution
    Lest she forgets that Colonial laws are still steeped living inside the laws of Barbados that Parliament adheres
    So funny that Mia talks about slavery but did not have the mental capacity to eradicate the colonial rule of law before Barbados became a Republic
    Piss in muh pocket

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  • @Pacha

    Notwithstanding all you have written, we have the day allocated. If we have identified gaps to making the day more meaningful/relevant in the lifes of everyday Bajans then it behoves us to advocate for required changes in the same way we do for others.

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  • “PRIME MINISTER MIA MOTTLEY DELIVERS AN EMPTY EMANCIPATION DAY MESSAGE”

    I would not expect anything more from an individual who does not have a drop of Pan Africanism within her body. I would describe Mia Mottley as firstly a member of the elite. She probably has a pathological dislike for her own black people and is embarrassed at having to “celebrate” emancipation day with the lowly masses.

    How in God’s name have we ended up electing a Prime Minister who does not believe in democratic values. She has shoe horned the country into becoming a republic in order to strengthen her power base. This is the same person who would like to expand the population by 70,000 by bringing over foreigners. After emancipation, the owners of the plantations flooded the island with indentured Indians. Whilst in South America, a policy was put in place to alter that continent’s racial demographics.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/program/democracy-maybe/2021/10/20/how-democracy-dies

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  • Rock My Soul (Reborn Mix), Power In Numbers
    Emancipation is the start of a journey in the spirituality of freedom beyond the Christian Bible teachings every Barbadian knows and onwards to destination Mama Afrika where strangers are familiar like long lost family and friends

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  • Rastas are calling out for Reparations and Repatriation in a must
    Sophie Lloyd featuring Dames Brown ‘Calling Out’ (Floorplan Extended Revival Mix)

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  • Crafting our future means govt expanding the wealth gap to include the forgotten 99percent

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    “She probably has a pathological dislike for her own black people and is embarrassed at having to “celebrate” emancipation day with the lowly masses.”

    the quintessential empty politician….vote beggars on display…cahn get anywhere near a parliament without begging for Afrikan votes…

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  • Where we continue to fail as a society is our inability to feed a culture to support our people being energized by the heroic achievement of our forefathers. Instead we have allow edourselves to become overwhelmed by the miasma of popular foreign culture which by and large continues to lock our people into another form of bondage- economic and mental slavery.

    Xxxxxxxxx

    SOMEONE WAS SMOKING WEED WHEN WRITING THIS NONSENSE.

    PEOPLE MAKE CHOICES UNFORTUNATELY MANY BLACKS ON THE 2 X3 ISLAND CONTINUE TO LIVE IN A BACKWARD BUBBLE.

    WHEN ONE DOESN’T LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SORT ONE SELF OUT ONE WILL FIND ALL KIND OF EXCUSES FOR FAILURE AND LACK OF PROGRESS

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  • The shooting gallery was out in full force while everybody was having a gran kadoment day
    Two.bodies found dead at Long Beach with gun shot wounds

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  • 6 people shot in early morning shooting outside Ajax restaurant

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ajax-shooting-six-people-shot-1.6537944

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  • “Children would try on the shoes that most likely fit their parents pocket book cost wise
    Those shoes not always were comfortable because they were tight somewhat……”

    Children would always make sacrifices to assist their parents and siblings. Some would deny themselves or would prefer to suffer so that family funds could be stretched farther.

    Same thing, but no example that could easily be dismantled

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  • You have to anticipate the responses. Some will swipe at everything and will miss a few balls. Some are more cautious and will wait for the loose ball.

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  • “Children would always make sacrifices to assist their parents and siblings.
    Some would deny themselves by ‘doing without,’ or when their parents go to buy shoes, they would choose tight, uncomfortable pairs and prefer to suffer so that the funds could be stretched farther.”

    🤣 😂 🤣 😂 😃

    In a ‘real life’ scenario, parents “always make” household financial decisions…… not their children.
    Parents would choose and purchase shoes that are within their budgets, while ensuring those shoes are comfortable as well.

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  • ‘At the end of the’….. and as exemplified by the “example,” ‘it all comes down’ to THINKING.

    Once a young man came to Socrates to be instructed in oratory. The moment he arrived and was introduced he began to talk an incessant stream (shiite).
    This went on for some time. When the great philosopher could finally get a word in, he said, “Young man, I will have to charge you a double fee.” “A double fee, why is that?”
    Socrates replied, “First, I will have to teach you how to hold your tongue, then how to use it!”

    Proverbs 29:20 NLT: “There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.”

    Always remember to put thy brain in gear, before engaging thy mouth (or the keyboard).

    🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

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  • ARTAX
    RE Always remember to put thy brain in gear, before engaging thy mouth (or the keyboard).

    YOU ARE ASKING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE BU RUM SHOP CREW

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  • @Artax August 2, 2022 9:30 AM “The most popular complaint is usually ‘the bedrooms are too small for a ‘king or queen sized’ bed.’”

    I’ve never slept in a king or queen sized bed in my whole life. Presuming that the person is an average sized human being, a woman of less than 200 pounds, and a man of less than 280 pounds why is a king or queen sized necessary?

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  • Haile Selassie Music

    Working the Angles
    AC wants to talk about the poor to stir it up for political leverage but has run out of poor peoples anecdotes for proverbs, so give her a helping hand with another poor man story.

    Poor people live in shacks and patch up the holes in their roof and have to sleep on a door on the floor for a mattress.

    Haile Selassie is the Micro Chip

    Politicians grant favours to the rich to get in power. Low taxes help the richest with highest income. Higher taxes would distribute wealth to the bottom tier.

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  • And there are those who would never understand what the word sacrifice means
    When I first wrote that example I was speaking about myself and words which I were told on some occasion by my mother
    I remove myself and the word mother from.the story intentionally for reason not to have the Minister of provocation reigned down hell and fire on my mother goodly name
    Yes the example mentioned was one which I lived
    Children who knew and understand their parents struggles of taking a penny and having to stretch it to.make a dime would go to the extreme out of love to help their parents
    Likewise parents would do.the same for children with a hope that the child would understand
    Many times when speaking of dignity for the poor I speak with an understanding that poor people are not always poor by choice but circumstance being placed in their way gives them no.other choice
    Here on BU there is a level of some type of understanding that poor people should take what ever is offered akin to something is better than nothing
    Now await the Minister of provacation to tell me what I don’t understand

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  • Build a Solid Foundation

    Art of Storytelling
    Building comments from the bottom up adding explanation to make sound points

    Bajans are F’ed up Africans, who try to follow tradition of African Storytelling, but do not have their spiritual energy channels open in tune with the universe and only know about English American Canadian culture, so they talk nonsense and are boring

    My F’ed up mixer

    African storytelling: A Communal Participatory Experience It is a shared communal event where people congregate together, listening, and participating in accounts and stories of past deeds, beliefs, wisdom, counsel, morals, taboos, and myths

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  • The Forced Force is Not the
    True Force

    Meditative State (mantra)

    Meditative State (refelective)

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  • Take a Dub
    and Mix It Up

    Lights (G’s Out Dub)

    Lights (G’s Out Dub) (Mixed)

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  • The Greats are always with us….

    Salute to Winnie

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  • Now everyone can see and understand how the Minister can say words to.the effect.that ten thousand houses can be built in a year
    Namely the 2×4 all pushed together side by side like rubbing soldiers would suffice the land space
    How in God’s name can a govt be so.politically inclined with a political reason to build houses that building houses for the poor cannot be founded on dignity and govt sacrifice sufficient that those houses gives the look of placing an individual money into.a home and not a house taking up space
    This govt have made sacrifices for big businesses in manner which took away revenue from the treasury
    Now only to hand out shoe box size houses and expect the poor to tighten their belts and make other sacrifices inorder for the house to fit their standard of living some where down the road

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  • “Now only to hand out shoe box size houses and expect the poor to tighten their belts and make other sacrifices inorder for the house to fit their standard of living some where down the road”

    Are these houses mortgage free rent free?

    It’s Like (Radio Edit)

    It’s Like (Detroit Love Mix) (Mixed)

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  • Time Million

    If time is currency i’m a milionaire, i gain
    24/7 is a measure in vain
    i count a heart beat, i breath
    as follows me, future is a step ahead
    come to rock in my embrace before you run away
    as follows me, future is a step ahead
    how you’ll win a race with me
    i am time

    if time is currency i’m a milionere, i gain
    as follows me, future is a step ahead
    come to rock in my embrace before you run away
    as follows me, future is a step ahead
    how you’ll win a race with me
    i am time

    if time is a nation of mood
    am a dictator, insane , suffireing
    if time is currency i am mother teresa am a milionare
    i count a heart beat, i breath

    come rock in my embrace

    come to rock in my embrace

    come to rock in my embrace
    come to rock in my embrace

    i’m rocking my embrace

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  • “AC wants to talk about the poor to stir it up for political leverage but has run out of poor peoples anecdotes for proverbs, so give her a helping hand with another poor man story.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    There is a level of hypocrisy exhibited on BU that’s simply amazing.
    I know there will be subtle accusations of ‘defending the status quo,’ but, I’m amazed some persons conveniently care about poor only when the political party they support is ‘not in office.’
    I remember when the same individuals, using different pseudonyms, were defending the 2×2 houses the former administration built at Lancaster Phase 1, Lancaster, St. James.
    And, they DID NOT express any CONCERN poor people were being DENIED of housing solutions when the hundred and twenty (120) 2×2 houses built at Parish Land, Christ Church REMAINED UNOCCUPIED, overrun by vines, rotting and deteriorating for over SEVEN (7) YEARS.
    Now, they want to come with ‘heart wrenching’ stories about poverty and growing up under poor circumstances, to give the impression they empathize with poor people.

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  • Artax,

    She is simply using the poor as a political weapon.

    They will be discarded immediately as the DLP wins at the polls.

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  • “How in God’s name can a govt be so.politically inclined with a political reason to build houses that building houses for the poor cannot be founded on dignity and govt sacrifice sufficient that those houses gives the look of placing an individual money into.a home and not a house taking up space…..”
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    After former Housing Minister Kellman bragged about people paying their mortgage down-payments and were ready to occupy the houses……

    DAILY NATION May 13, 2016

    All’s not well at Lancaster

    Article by: RANDY BENNETT, randybennett@nationnews.com

    THE HOUSING PROJECT AT LANCASTER, St James has come under fire from several occupants, just two years after it was completed.

    Broken tiles, electrical problems and smelly wells are but a few of the problems which people living in the development have reported encountering shortly after moving into their new houses.

    Back in 2010, the Ministry of Housing, along with the National Housing Corporation (NHC), began construction of 87 houses at Lancaster Phase One and Lancaster Phase Two, St James.

    The project entitled Housing Every Last Person (HELP) targeted LOW-INCOME EARNERS.

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  • So Folks, the moral for today’s discussion about Emancipation is..
    Barbadians have to become better Africans
    Be a Good Rootsy like a Rasta
    Move with the Spirit
    Movements of Jah
    Rasta House: That Deep Groove (Another Bad Production)
    The Prince of Dance Music

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  • Since past govt presented broken promises and lies
    Should society accepts same broken promises from a govt who promised better
    Looking back and see what was presented before
    One should pressed for differences which are presented on things which are dignified acceptable to uplift not building on political hat tricks but pathways design for the betterment of all of society

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  • Another story worth mentioning is the kadooment route change which is said to have cut against the pockets of the small business person who plys their trade on the roadside of the kadooment route a route change headed towards the Botanical garden
    Previously the now Mighty Grynner highway was known to have been profitable area for those selling their good on the roadside

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  • Someone should write a Slave Bible

    Deeper Consciousness (The Good Book Tale)

    Deepest Consciousness (Subconscious Mixx)

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  • Some people purposely ignore the salient point of this ‘discussion,’ which does not have anything to do with “looking back and see what was presented before” or “past govt presented broken promises and lies.”

    It is the blatant hypocrisy that is being focused upon.
    We have a situation in Barbados where, over the years, successive BLP and DLP administrations have FAILED to FORMULATE progressive housing policies for Barbadians.

    There aren’t any significant differences, for example, between the DLP’s ‘Estates at Coverley’ and the BLP’s ‘Atlantic Breeze’ housing projects……
    …..and the SIZE of houses built under the DLP’s ‘Housings Every Last Person’ (H.E.L.P) and the BLP’s ‘Home Ownership Providing Energy’ (H.O.P.E) programs.

    It is when those same persons, mainly for reasons of political expediency, decide to purposely ignore those similarities……
    …… and choose to disingenuously become social activists, pretending they’re concerned about people living in impecunious households…… ONLY when their political party is ‘NOT in power.’

    As soon as their ‘party’ wins the elections, their voices suddenly become SILENT on poverty related matters, while becoming increasingly vocal in supporting similar issues under the the new administration they previously opposed.

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  • When one look back there must be lessons learned
    Never too old to learn

    Next

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  • Dubplates
    Hello my friends I am the Prince of Dance Music
    What we are going to do here is go back way back into time
    Sounds Underground
    Underground Music
    Underground Underground Underground
    The True Story of House Music!

    The True Story of House Music (I’m So Alone) (Mixed)

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  • Going to keep it simple
    “In a ‘real life’ scenario, parents “always make” household financial decisions…… not their children.”

    *** Can we agree that there will be some discussion with the children. The final decision need not be a fiat.

    “Parents would choose and purchase shoes that are within their budgets, while ensuring those shoes are comfortable as well.”

    *** Even here some discussion is necessary. Comfortable may only be one factor. I have bought my son new stuff which he refused to wear. I am not talking second hand or cheap.

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  • It is quite possible that I could search and find some wrong that was done in BC 55.

    We acknowledge wrongs were committed in the past and moved on.
    Then, as it is now, it is wrong, but we will not put wrongs of the past and current wrongs on scales and try to balance them.

    We wish to keep the focus on those who are currently suffering or being made to suffer.

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  • @ac
    “When one look back there must be lessons learned”

    Excellent. Indeed what others are pointing by pairing current events with those of the ‘lost decade’ is that we learnt nothing from lessons of the past.

    You go, girl.

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  • I see now that you have already driven a few balls well past the boundary.

    “Since past govt presented broken promises and lies
    Should society accepts same broken promises from a govt who promised better
    Look… back and see what was presented before”

    Excellent. You are seeing the ball as big as a breadfruit and despatching it with ease.

    I noticed that you have a penchant for trying to overkill. Keep your cool and provide measured responses.

    You go girl.

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  • @All- Have a great day
    @ac- You go girl
    Bye for now.

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  • One would notice that on BU when measuring the poor against the rich
    The rich always right and the poor always wrong on matters that reference the word dignity
    Personally I don’t get it

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  • I concur
    AC should Go

    Cloud Swings

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  • On the issue of the Botanical gardens and the kadooment change to that area
    Mia might have decided that killing two birds with one stone was a brilliant idea
    In that the Botanical gardens would get world wide showcasing along with the crop over event
    However as usual absent of proper planning a plan which should have include a financial and profitable route for small businesses
    Also a planned route which should have take into consideration people being accustomed to seeing the bands and crowd excitement on Crop over day
    Mia once again along with planners put cart before horse not only shutting out vendors but the excitement once shared by others

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  • How many parks does Barbados have
    Queens Park
    Freedom Park
    Farley Hill Park
    Those are the big ones
    Yet yuh tell.me that with all.that spend on building and maintaining of these parks
    Govt could not have allocated a govt sponsored program where individuals could borrow money to build their own home as they see fit
    Now the purchaser of these 2×4 must accept what govt is providing
    Self empowerment breeds self esteem resulting in pride

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  • “Then, as it is now, it is wrong, but we will not put wrongs of the past and current wrongs on scales and try to balance them.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Hmmmm…… the ‘spokesman’ is either being ridiculous or is an extremely poor ‘spin doctor.’
    There hasn’t been any attempt made to ‘balance past and current wrongs.’

    The salient point being purposely overlooked is the fact that angela cox has a penchant for conveniently becoming a ‘self appointed social activist’ and disingenuously showing concern for people living in impecunious households……

    …… ONLY when the political party she supports ‘is NOT in power.’

    All I’m ‘saying’ is that both DLP and BLP administrations have EQUALLY FAILED to formulate any progressive housing policies for Barbadians.
    In other words, where all other variables are kept equal, (ceteris paribus), there hasn’t been any significant differences in housing policies under both administrations.
    And, I simply provided the forum with examples that would adequately substantiate my claims.

    BU’s archives would clearly indicate that, using the name, ‘angela Skeete,’ ac DEFENDED houses of SIMILAR SIZE, that were built in Lancaster Phase 1, St. James, by the former administration, while admonishing those persons who criticised them.

    The current houses are now being referred to as “2×4 shoe boxes,’…… and poor people have suddenly become a matter of concern.

    If my examples have been misconstrued as an attempt to ‘balance past and current wrongs,’ then, it clearly indicates the batsmen are not students of the game and have misread the pitch and the balls being bowled.
    Perhaps that’s why they’re always ‘clean bowled’ while swiping at the ‘slower deliveries,’ forgetting the bowler usually bowls meticulously.

    They should probably ‘stick to playing marble cricket.’

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  • Artax @ac

    BU’s archives would clearly indicate that, using the name, ‘angela Skeete,’ ac DEFENDED houses of SIMILAR SIZE, that were built in Lancaster Phase 1, St. James, by the former administration, while admonishing those persons who criticised them.

    Xxxcxx
    Please point me in that direction

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  • “Hmmmm…… the ‘spokesman’ is either being ridiculous or is an extremely poor ‘spin doctor.’ If my examples have been misconstrued as an attempt to ‘balance past and current wrongs,’ then, it clearly indicates the batsmen are not students of the game and have misread the pitch and the balls being bowled.”

    **I had to scroll upwards to see if this was “The A guy”. Indeed, what follows is such good spin that Rumpelstiltskin would be envious of hi.
    😃

    I will not comment on the middle but have filed it under Repeat History Lesson

    [Perhaps that’s why they’re always ‘clean bowled’ while swiping at the ‘slower deliveries,’ forgetting the bowler usually bowls meticulously.

    They should probably ‘stick to playing marble cricket.’]
    😃😄

    We conceded some of the points made earlier are quite valid. However, we see ac as having a Damascene moment where she rejects the wrong done by both sides. Too late to right PAST wrongs, she brings all her guns to bear on the current administration.

    She may have some difficulty convincing others of her change of heart, but she is deserving of a second chance. I will not cast any stones at her.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    meanwhile in the real world…bad news for nuff, nuff crooks……real, real bad news…

    “From today, any foreign company wishing to buy UK property will have to identify its beneficial owner and present verified information to Companies House before any application to the UK’s land registries can be made. Those overseas entities that already own land in the UK that is in scope will have a 6-month transitional period, starting today, to register their beneficial owners or managing officers.

    To ensure criminals are targeted effectively, the register applies retrospectively to property bought since January 1999 in England and Wales, and since December 2014 in Scotland. Those foreign companies that do not comply with the new obligations could face severe criminal sanctions, including fines of up to £2,500 per day or a prison sentence of up to 5 years.”

    “The strict new regulation in the United Kingdom, regarding the mandatory disclosure of the Beneficial Owners of corporate entities that hold real property, could have a severe impact upon what has been a very lucrative business in offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands. the penalties, which include restrictions upon the transfer of real estate whose owners have not been publicly named, and even a five-year prison sentence of offenders, will probably spell the end of the opaque practise of placing valuable land purchases in the name of BVI companies, since the primary goal of the buyers was to deny anyone and everyone the identities of the true owners of their asset.

    Of course, any and all corporate owners of UK realty are subject to the same what foreign purchasers now regard as severe restrictions, but BVI companies are far and away the first choice of international lawyers and other professionals intent upon hiding their clients’ ownership of expensive London property, and that is most likely where this British counter-move will have the most impact. Outside of tourism, the BVI has little outside sources of income, to support its population. Its leaders may now be forced to diversify its economy into other fields, which would generate cash through taxation, to meet its domestic budgetary requirements.”

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  • @ac
    I have to go.
    You are that brave young Dutch lad, who put his fingers in the dike and stop the land from flooding.
    ——-x——–
    On hearing this story Lawson went to a gay bar, talked of putting his fingers in a Dyke and got the hell slapped out of him

    LAWSON

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  • Oh weeee oh my

    Xcccccccc

    If revenge killings become an acceptable norm in Barbados families would be.wiped out
    Too small a rock for this to happen
    Also I read recently where govt officials were boasting or revealing that 60.or so guns were confiscated recently
    Which brought my mind to thinking that the guns used recently in the executions were not any of them
    Too bad

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  • William Skinner

    One brought HELP
    The other one brought HOPE
    Somebody please bring the HOUSE

    Peace.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @WS
    Thx for the laff

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

    You have a tendency to spot significant news stories. This story was announced at least a couple of day’s ago in the British media.

    The UK has been awashed in dirty money ever since the days of slavery whilst The BVI has become a text book model for other corrupt Caribbean islands. The gravy train of corruption will soon be derailed in the Caribbean.

    https://tcweeklynews.com/sir-elliott-mottley-retires-from-tci-appellate-court-p11228-127.htm

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