As Fuel Prices Rise, what are we going to do?

The economic uncertainty caused by the Russian and Ukrainian conflict, disruption to global supply chain because of the pandemic, an under performing US economy, an of recent a possible ratcheting up of tension between China and the US linked to Taiwan among other negative factors continue to be a source of concern for small developing states like Barbados.

Recently the blogmaster was intrigued to read about a local campaign by a leading gas distributor promoting today (Tuesday 3 Aug 2022) as as an opportunity to earn 200 bonus points if more than x dollars was spent at the pump. While the marketing department of the large dealership is pulling out the stops to sell more gas, there is the report Barbados experienced a spike in import cost reported as $2.05 million dollars of which $634.3 million was for fuel for the first six months of the year. The fuel bill for 2021 was $685.8 million and for $506.6 for 2020. Although the comparative to 2020 and 2021 was influenced by less activity because of the pandemic, it does not change a scary reality that significant chunks of Barbados’ foreign reserves is being used to pay for fuel. In the first half of the year $813 million was earned from our main foreign exchange earner to give an idea of the significance.

Sourcing affordable fuel is the objective of any country because it strikes at the heart of maintaining a stable standard of living and economy. At the household level rising fuel will soak up discretionary funds. Of immediate concern to Barbados is that this translates to potential travelers to Barbados forced to make alternative plans. Barbados is a price taker, we produce precious little commodities of what we consume. The domestic economy needs fuel for transportation, EMERA generates mostly fossil based electricity, input for business etc. An increase in the price of fuel negatively affects cost of living. Although the government is expected to create a buffer, there is a limit to mitigants available.

Last month Minister of Commerce Kerri Symmonds implored Barbadians to appreciate the seriousness of the predicament Barbados find itself and to consider engaging in tactics to conserve. The reality is that the majority of Barbadians are not prepared to make adjustments, for example car pooling, accessing public transportation, businesses (including public sector) reverting to working from home during this difficult period to assist individuals. There are decisions we can make to ameliorate the effect of out of control fuel price, however, we appear to be in reactive mode.

We have a country struggling to get a public addicted to conspicuous consumption to conserve and there are the countervailing forces like gas dealerships encouraging consumers to purchase more fuel. We live in interesting times.

To coin a popular expression, challenging times create the opportunity for an inventive people to rise to the fore. Are we there yet?

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  • We are smaller than a big City …… many of them utilise the bicycle ….. fix our roads, build safe cycling lanes…. improve our health, reduce expensive vehicles /parts import …. ‘win/win’ situation…. but our fat, over-weight politicians ain’t got the ‘guts’, except for food!

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “but our fat, over-weight politicians ain’t got the ‘guts’, except for food!.”

    and generational THIEVING…don’t forget the generational thieves..

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  • LOL
    What are we going to do…?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Bushie has been trying to tell you the answer to that VERY question now for YEARS….
    But you are hard ears and an unrepentant optimist … so continue to ignore….

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  • 🇱🇰
    Sri Lanka has started rationing fuel to 20L per week for each car registration, which seems to be working well

    Flows of Darkness…
    THE PRINCE OF DANCE MUSIC

    Flows of Spaces Takes the Places of Empty Spaces in Most Cases

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  • Pachamama Pachamama

    David
    2.05 billion, yes!

    Good to see that causation is rightly rooted within a dynamic set of complex forces instead of the oft repeated singularity😝

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  • Dear David et al,

    Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. For historical price data, as well as month to month analysis, please see here:

    July 2022: https://www.caribbeansignal.com/2022/07/05/barbados-fuel-price-change-for-july-2022/

    Kind regards,
    Amit Uttamchandani
    http://www.caribbeansignal.com

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Still asking what you will do….many of us have already LEVELED UP and arrived at a place of self-government……a total severing of lying politicians….much easier to do when understanding they will NEVER HAVE ANY ANSWERS..

    ..EQUALLY TRUE when you know that you are on your 4th GENERATION of common class thieves, because that’s WHO THEY ARE………and ya will only get a 5th generation of same and on and on without end…

    but doan mine me, stay there and wait on them…

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  • We were not born in the Motherland, but
    We Yes We
    We Love the Tribal Jams
    The Prince of Dance Music

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  • In my neck of the woods Gas price is down over $1 from the high

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  • answer is simple
    LOOK UP AND HOLD ON
    TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS
    LOOK TO HIM AND LOOK FOR HIM….AND RELAX

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  • THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE

    It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
    It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.
    .Psalm 118:8& 9

    IT SEEMS THAT THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST

    MANKIND HAS REFUSED TO LISTEN TO THE TRUTH……..AND NOW IT IS TIME TO EXPERIENCE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE LIE
    NONE OF THE ANTIOCHI EPIMANES THAT LEAD COUNTRIES HAVE A CLUE AS HOW TO LEAD THIER COUNTRIES OR PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO THEIR COUNTRIES PROBLEMS

    BUT WAITING IN THE WINGS IS THE PERSON ABOUT WHOM THE PROPHESY OF THE SECOND PART OF DANIEL 8 SPEAKS

    PART ONE PREDICTED THE COMING OF ANTIOCHUS IV
    PART TWO PREDICTS THE RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST, WHO AS THE JAMAICANS WOULD SAY …..”SOON COME”

    BUT BEFORE ANTICHRIST APPEARS ACCORDING TO 2 THESSALONIANS 2 WILL BE WHAT BIBLE BELIEVERS CALL THE RAPTURE OR THE SNATCHING AWAY OF THE CHURCH
    Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

    6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

    7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

    8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

    9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

    10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

    12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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  • The Prince of Dance Music
    Could you GP explain SCIENTIFICALLY how the feeding of the multitude(s) occurred IF AT ALL
    Feeding of the 5,000 “miracle” of the five loaves and two fish
    Feeding of the 4,000″, with 7 loaves of bread and a few small fish

    Can’t Hack Skinatics (Skinatical Skinatics)

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  • @J2
    I was a bit surprised when I saw prices at the pump were lower. I cannot recall hearing an explanation of why this happened. I think the fall occurred after stories of oil companies profits were making the news — may not be related.

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  • @ks
    “We are smaller than a big City …… many of them utilise the bicycle ….. fix our roads, build safe cycling lanes…. improve our health, reduce expensive vehicles”

    Very good post. And of course walking.

    It was ages ago, but I seem to recall that walks over a certain distance drew a call of madness and we’re also an indication of being poor.

    Minds have to be fixed as well.

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  • Pacha is The Lord 😇

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  • To coin a popular expression, challenging times create the opportunity for an inventive people to rise to the fore.

    Xxxxxxxxxx

    Lol.

    How long will you continue sing this old tune? Bajans ain’t doing a damn thing except talking.

    NTSH.

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  • @Dullard

    One must never give up the fight.

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  • Not only does the people want ease at the pump
    The people of Barbados wants a sustainable plan that would help them have an ease in their electric bills
    After govt knock over the plan for a WTE plan
    Govt has not forwarded any thing better that would help ease electric bills
    Poor people cannot afford solar panels at cost which is being placed on the market
    Wealth building is what matters most for the 99 percent left behind

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  • @blogmaster
    Isn’t there some breaking news on the death of two men?

    I have seen you accused of playing favorites. Now I must earnestly beg you

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  • Les Klang

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  • Acension Code 26741

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  • LMAO this is the same blog that 6 years ago blasted me and a then Opposition parliamentarian for promoting cycling. Tek win!🤣🤣

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  • But Dullard

    Quite right.
    The Bajan knows nothing but waiting about until the future is well known before the actions of the 11-plus mentality is engaged😃

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    wrong time to be waiting around..

    wrong people to be waiting around for…or ON…

    don’t think they can move an inch further without any action….

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  • NorthernObserver

    AS FUEL PRICES RISE, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
    Buy Motta Cycles, Mopeds, Electric Bicycle?
    Steupse
    Complain bout de prices, and see effin I kan get that line of credit raised. Maybe a nex credit card. Do like de guvment, hope for some debt relief.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @TheO
    Why you don’t brek de news?
    Imagine yah could get bail, for not one, or two but three murder charges.
    Sadly, those who live by violence, often find a violent ending.
    On another note, long time since we’ve seen Tron. Or maybe I missed his posts as I don’t read every thread.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @ac
    “Wealth building is what matters most for the 99 percent left behind”
    Is this another dream?

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  • TheO,

    True dat about the long walking. Especially if you are alone when you do it.

    But there is a feeling I get when I walk distances that others drive.

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  • BREAKING NEWS….

    Parental warning Explicit lyrics

    I Shot the Pop Boy (Another Bad Production)

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  • I just went and put in gas and now see that the price dropping by an average of 12 cents a litre by Friday morning, bringing the cost of fuel down to a nearly four-month low.

    https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/gta-gas-prices-set-to-fall-to-lowest-point-since-april-13-1.6013146

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  • @NO
    Don’t steal a loaf of bread.
    Go big or go jail.

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  • Sweet sweet sweet.

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  • @Donna,
    I thought it was just a St Lucy thing.
    The time of day was also important.

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  • @Hants
    The music sounds good as well.

    Are you the type of guy who used to buy playboy for the music?

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  • @NO

    Why are we not car pooling?

    Why is the BCCI not encouraging telecommuting?

    What about the public sector? So much wastage we see in a daily basis.

    What about fast tracking RE initiatives?

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  • @ TheOGazerts,

    I am just a guitar player who loves women.

    Now that I can only look at the women I plan to buy myself two new guitars. a Lava # and an Ovation Celebrity Standard Super Shallow (CS28-RR) if I live. lol

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  • @ David,

    car pooling in air conditioned cars would be great.

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  • Call the Hip Hop Police +1 246 222 2222
    Barbados Police aka Babylon’s Finest Piggies are listening to local music artists gun lyrics to see if they can find out the details of who shot who

    Don’t Call Me Rogue (Cause I Ain’t Down with U)

    Don’t Call Me Rogue (I’m Independent)

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @David
    BCCI cannot encourage telecommuting because it dampens the economy which we all know is based on consumption and not production to make the money go around.

    If people telecommute, restaurants lose lunch sales, impulse purchasing drops, public transportation drops causing more hustling, vat and other taxes collected drop. etc. etc

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @Hants August 3, 2022 7:17 PM

    You trying to spread COVID or what. Air-conditioning is COVID incubators.

    Nobody don’t give anybody rides anymore since COVID and with this stupid Monkey pox nonsense they now peddling, they will soon have people sanitizing before they sit down.

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  • Stupid monkey pox nonsense they now peddling????????????

    Really? Are there NO real instances of infectious disease anymore? I thought infectious disease was an everyday hazard of living. I had several vaccinations against them in my childhood.

    What is wrong with you right wingers?

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @Donna

    Monkeypox is a real disease but don’t be surprised if they start overreacting like they did with COVID. I know more people who died as a result of the COVID measures than died from COVID.

    The cure should never be worse than the disease and we keep rushing headlong into the next solution without thinking through the unintended consequences.

    Look at this new electric car push.
    Has anyone calculated how all these cars charging at night is going to overload the electricity grid?
    Has anyone looked at what we will do with all these huge capacity car batteries filled with environmentally toxic material when they reach end of life?

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  • @ David
    Why are we not…..car pooling / telecommuting / conserving…
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Same reason that the band on the Titanic put on their free concert…

    Same reason local BBs were so taken up with crapover…

    It is too late Boss….
    …only chance is to try and look for a lifeboat ….more precisely, for THE lifeboat.

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  • I CAME ACROSS STATISTCS IN THE LAST WEEK WHERE THE 2 X 3 ISLAND WAS BY FAR THE HIGHEST PER LITER OF GASOLINE IN THE REGION.

    JAMAICA WAS NEXT.

    IT AMAZES ME THAT BLACK PEOPLE FOR THE MOST PART MAKING PEANUTS CONTINUE NOT TO EXERCISE BETTER JUDGEMENT ALL AROUND.

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  • But Bushie

    Do you think that people realize that these conditions are largely imposed by supply deficits. Not increased demand pulled factors as is generally assumed.

    That the Fed is deliberately sinking the global economy through constanly increasing interest rates to purposefully send us into a recession so that inflation can be controlled on the backs of the majority of people who had nothing whatsoever to do with the massive monetary expansion over the last three years, at least.

    Junk economics!

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  • @Pachamama Pachamama August 3, 2022 9:01 AM “Good to see that causation is rightly rooted within a dynamic set of complex forces instead of the oft repeated singularity.”

    Can someone/anyone please translate this for me into standard english or standard bajan. Thanks.

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  • @African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved August 3, 2022 10:36 AM
    “when you know that you are on your 4th GENERATION of common class thieves”

    Don’t know why you insist on cursing us when people white just like your husband did not pay wages to my ancestors for 211 years, and paid minimal wages for another 100 years. If people white just like your husband would pay the 311 years of no and low wages, plus the accrued interest we would not need to worry about the price of oil or of gold or even of diamonds.

    You always carrying on without any evidence bout 4 generations of stealing, but NEVER a word about the 15/16 generations of stealing done by people white just like your husband.

    And you lay down in bed with him every night.

    You are shameless.

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  • @NorthernObserver August 3, 2022 4:40 PM “Sadly, those who live by violence, often find a violent ending.”

    “Put away your sword” Jesus said. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword”
    The Gospel according to St.Matthew, chapter 26, verse 52.

    This is the word of the Lord. Hallelujah.

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  • @Critical Analyzer August 3, 2022 7:59 PM ” they will soon have people sanitizing before they sit down.”

    Lol! You and I are rarely on the same page. Since monkeypox I no longer wear dresses in public places since I don’t know what I might sit in. Is bare long pants fah me now.

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  • @Critical Analyzer August 3, 2022 9:40 PM “Has anyone calculated how all these cars charging at night is going to overload the electricity grid?”

    So who needs electricity in order to sleep?

    Foolish me. I thought that sleeping [and some fun stuff too] was best done in complete darkness.

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  • NorthernObserver

    @SS
    Thank you for your biblical intervention. You may know I have but minimal religious education, knowledge, nor interest.
    Hence mine are gained via observation of life.

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  • I am trying to remember what I did during the 1973 “energy crisis” I owned a car then, a modest li’l thing which cost me $5 to fill up and which got me and some siblings from country to town and back every day.

    I got tired of the long gas lines. I sold the car. I may have sold it to GP or Bush Tea or BAJE. For sure I know that I sold it to a fella. I used the money to make a down payment on the house spot on which I still live. I didn’t buy another car for more than 10 years.

    As my old man was fond of saying “this too will pass.” He and his mother both lived to be nearly 100. Neither ever owned a car, but my father owned a bicycle which he rode from St. Lucy to Christ Church to find work. Both worked everyday for others and for themselves, worked well past what is considered “retirement” age.

    I try to follow in their FOOTSTEPS, in this present “fuel crisis” the footsteps thing is literal.

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  • @NorthernObserver August 3, 2022 11:06 PM “Hence mine are gained via observation of life.”

    The women and men who wrote the bible also gained via observation of life.

    But don’t tell GP not Bush Tea that I said so.

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  • A special for the fellas.

    A man from my natal village–I am country “girl” had a girlfriend who lived near ‘town. Every evening he mounted his bicycle and rode the 8 miles or so to visit her. He rode it home again in the morning. He was a skinny as a rake. He continued doing this until he was 89 when he died quietly at home.

    And back then Viagra was not even invented yet.

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  • A really good night to everyone.

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  • I am going to call a very bright friend now and ask who is at Dodds? Because if a man accused of 3 murders in not remanded, just who gets remanded then?

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  • @CA

    In the context of where our economy was and is, foreign exchange is a very precious commodity. If what is playing out becomes protracted, losing some jobs will be the least of our problems.

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  • TheOGazertsAugust 3, 2022 3:09 PM

    @blogmaster
    Isn’t there some breaking news on the death of two men?

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

    A clip from Sherrie Veronica been circulating since morning regarding the two men if that qualifies.

    One is alleged to have taken 3 lives.

    Don’t know how he managed to be walking around but if the clip is right he got 5 years at 21 and he was supposed to be 27 so maybe he was released having served his sentence.

    Even without these allegations it sure sounds like some kind of execution.

    Maybe some kind of vigilante group?

    Have to wait and see what information surfaces.

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  • The other guy is alleged to be 22 years old.

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  • People accused of four murders? Doesn’t really matter. If the most murder man is remanded, some rookie will still kill the target. This is how gang warfare goes.

    UNFORTUNATELY!

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    All you will ever get from generational thieves is MORE THIEVERY and cover ups….no transparency or accountability….that is how they operate, that’s WHO THEY ARE…

    “Krystle Howell started this petition
    The Barbados 2021 Auditor General’s report has raised numerous alarming issues which require urgent address.

    In total, the issues identified accumulate to over BDS $630 billion. When this is compared to the total debt identified on page 10 of the June 2022 Central Bank report of BDS $13.6 billion, it is obvious that Barbados should, far from drowning in debt, be prospering.

    We, the people of Barbados, demand answers for the high level of debt (129% of GDP at end of June) and exorbitant level of taxation, fees and duties (BDS $2,824 million) we have been and are continuously asked to shoulder in light of these revelations.

    The Auditor General deserves a formal response in the form of a publicly aired press conference to address the issues raised. The response should identify why these issues occurred, an action plan to resolve them, an assigned person for accountability and a target date for completion.

    We also demand a restructuring of the Public Accounts Committee to make it more independent, as it has not resolved any of the issues raised by the Auditor General’s Office since the first report issued in 2003 up to 2022.

    The people of Barbados voted for your office with the understanding that accountability would be the cornerstone of your administration. This is an opportunity to show that your office holds true to transparency and good governance. We value our vote, it is your turn to value your commitment to the people of this country.”

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Don’t know why you insist on cursing us when people white just like your husband did not pay wages to my ancestors for 211 years, and paid minimal wages for another 100 years. If people white just like your husband would pay the 311 years of no and low wages, plus the accrued interest we would not need to worry about the price of oil or of gold or even of diamonds.

    You always carrying on without any evidence bout 4 generations of stealing, but NEVER a word about the 15/16 generations of stealing done by people white just like your husband.

    And you lay down in bed with him every night.

    You are shameless.”

    no…… YOU ARE SHAMELESS…still on with the NO PROOF….GOSSIPY SHIT…check for the BILLIONS MISSING from the VAT, TREASURY and PENSION FUND IN YOUR LIFETIME…that’s YOUR MONEY STOLEN….focus less on some nonexistent white man who don’t give a shit about you……the ones whose faces ya SMILE UP IN…today…don’t give a shit about you either…

    yall are ALWAYS FOCUSED ON THE WRONG THINGS…that’s why things are the way they are…

    amends will be made for generational slavery and you won’t even know…CAUSE YA STILL PEEPING IN MY BEDROOM…pimping around.,.and won’t see it happen…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Read it again AND WEEP…and blame the nonexistent white man for that…

    “In total, the issues identified accumulate to over BDS $630 billion. When this is compared to the total debt identified on page 10 of the June 2022 Central Bank report of BDS $13.6 billion, it is obvious that Barbados should, far from drowning in debt, be prospering.”

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  • SS

    In these days of high unemployment and poverty find someone who will provide food, clothing, housing, medical expenses for free and chances are if you are in that group you won’t let go.

    Slavery works all over the world because people who are poor and unemployed are both easily taken advantage of and who accept their lot with no protestations.

    In some societies it is generational.

    Haiti … Reste Avec

    India … the Caste System

    Africa …. did you know children are routinely used as slaves in various countries.

    Sex slavery happens all over the world.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Pacha look…..they now have to wonder what to do….dependency slavery tourism is taking on all the attributes of the dodo bird……let’s see what the generational THIEVES DO NOW.

    ..let’s see what the dependents do outside of waiting and depending…

    “Bank of England “Long Recession” Warning After 27-Year High Interest Hike

    The Bank of England has raised interest rates by 0.5% – the sharpest increase in 27 years – to 1.75% in a sixth successive hike, and predicts the UK will enter five successive quarters of recession.

    Inflation hit 9.4% in the year to June and is expected to continue rising.”

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  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11080611/Bank-England-hikes-rates-1-75.html

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/08/04/hotel-executive-says-tourism-industry-in-limbo-with-little-to-no-growth-in-bookings/

    Economic storm clouds are gathering with the UK, US, EU either in or going into recession. We all know how that will filter through to one-legged tourism economy.

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  • @Dullard

    You agree a world recession negatively impacts ALL economies? We have the 2007 experience. Our islands can do better, however, it will not change the fact there is a reason our economies are labeled as open.

    Look at the upside, another recession, notwithstanding the hurt , should hurry along needed change in the country and force acceptance by more that a crisis shouldn’t be allowed to go to waste?

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  • Progressive House
    Annihilating the Rhythm
    I Was a Slave! (Cuzz Mixx)

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  • -BoE predicts inflation to hit 13%
    – Recession to begin in Q4 and last all through 2023
    -Real post tax household incomes to fall sharply in 2022/3

    @David, what is your boss lady and her army of consultants/advisors/ministers doing besides spin and PR?

    These outcomes have been know for several months to those who can see.

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  • @ Dullard
    Economic storm clouds are gathering with the UK, US, EU either in or going into recession. We all know how that will filter through to one-legged tourism economy.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    WRONG!!
    “We don’t all know this….”
    Otherwise the shiite government would not be falling over backwards trying to approve hotel construction projects and pouring borrowed money into tourism promotion and other steel-based construction projects…like convention centers.

    They would be frantic about food and energy security

    There MUST be large numbers of brass bowls in government, as well as Enuff of their yard fowl supporters, who still think that things will ‘get back to normal’ … where we can resume our national prostitution trade called ‘tourism’…

    But by yearend it will become MUCH MUCH clearer, what ‘ass is grass’ means.

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  • @Dullard

    They are doing the balance act, doing enough to move the needle slightly but with an eye on 90 love.

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  • Look at the upside, another recession, notwithstanding the hurt , should hurry along needed change in the country and force acceptance by more that a crisis shouldn’t be allowed to go to waste?
    +++++++++

    Hahahaha. lol

    Man stop with the jokes!!

    You and I both know the decision makers will make excuses and double down on the the same failed policies!

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    John…you do know that child slavery and child servitude….is still a thing in UK and other western countries….

    did you not see what Mo Farrah just came out and said…he was TRAFFICKED into UK as a child…..it never ended….

    young people, children and adults still face modern day slavery…just about everywhere…it’s the PEOPLE to STAND UP AND SAY NO MORE…and destroy those CREATURES SO INCLINED to push slavery and servitude on populations..

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  • CROOKED POLITICIANS
    CROOKED LAWYERS
    CROOKED PREACHERS AND PASTORS

    ALL HAVE TO THEIR ADVANTAGE THE IGNORANCE AND BRAINWASHING OF LARGE SCALE NUMBERS OF BLACK MEN AND BLACK WOMEN.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    i don’t know when they are going to learn, was speaking to a buddy in Latin America just yesterday….the poison is real…they better get off their indoctrinated asses….and SAVE THEMSELVES or not, i could care less…

    as i told the person….there was and will ALWAYS BE ONLY ONE Harriet Tubman…

    https://www.blaqsbi.com/4aLO-Post-In-a-more-famous-caserdcomt392offset460

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “There MUST be large numbers of brass bowls in government, as well as Enuff of their yard fowl supporters, who still think that things will ‘get back to normal’ … where we can resume our national prostitution trade called ‘tourism’…”

    yeah and get back to the normalized hundred-year-old GENERATIONAL TIEFING…

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  • The storm that Barbados should be worried bout are the one that will be forming in the Eastern Atlantic – the season is about to ramp up

    A recession got negatives and positives
    Positives for the poor man is it would bring down inflation

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    I see many on local platforms who would be deemed not of high intelligence because of the area where they go grew up or school they went o……..but i find them SOUNDER IN MIND than many of those on here….so the shite 11 plus and which school ya attended ….is definitely OVERRATED

    these bright minds are so IN TUNE…they are actually OUTLINING what is likely to occur next in real time…….that i know they KNOW HOW TO SAVE THEMSELVES..

    .says a lot about those who pretend to know so much and are really MILES and YEARS behind…..

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  • William Skinner

    @ Bush Tea
    The real magic of steel is that steal is in there. (Seranader a few years ago)

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    the OLD SCHOOL IGNORANT and pretenders always SET THEMSELVES UP…..by reflex…….that’s their lot in life…and deserve their favorite positions….last in line and left behind..

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Bushie
    Here I was expeckking an economic assessment (causin I know hummuch you love economics) and instedda dat, we get the same Karma story again?
    Dat D9 arrive yet?
    For you without de whacker, is “too spiritual”
    You like the experts trying to explain effin we is in, or not in, a recession. Um tells us 6 mumphs of negative growth = recession, but now that happened, dey say, nah nah nah, dat en de whole picture. The labour market strong. Dem does pay de people to stay home, and den when nuhbuddy looking fuh wuk, dey tells we, unemployment low. In fact, historic lows.
    Skipper you gine need a whole fleet of D9’s.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    William….those they deem the least intelligent and of low social standing in the Slave society………ARE THE ONES NOW DEMANDING TO KNOW WHERE ALL THEIR BILLIONS OF DOLLARS in taxes, in vat and pension GONE

    …in case the class conscious are too educated to understand….an “issue” of 630 BILLION DOLLARS is over 1/2 TRILLION….

    am still to see one of the blog parasites ask that question…or DEMAND ANSWERS…

    WHO STOLE ALL THOSE BILLIONS…

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  • @ WARU
    Sometimes it’s better to leave people where they want to be. If they choose to deny historical truths, there is nothing anybody can do to enlighten them. Leave them to continue serving their political masters.
    Peace.

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  • @ William
    Bushie knows that you understand the nature of ‘steel’ that makes local projects attractive to our politicians.

    @ NO
    There is a time and a place for everything.

    When laying on your deathbed riddled with cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes and your vision is fading while dementia sets in….
    THAT is not the time to seek to maximize your return on investments…
    It is also not the time to pursue your academic status.

    It is much more appropriate then, to get your affairs in order; to reflect on how your life made a difference; and most definitely, on what comes next…

    The whacker get tek way at the point where we were over the watershed.

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  • NO
    Skipper you gine need a whole fleet of D9’s.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    If you have eyes to see, then you should be overwhelmed at the fleet of D9s currently headed our way…

    Shiite…
    Even Bushie is taken by surprise after EXPECTING the fleet now for decades.

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    William…i told them some years ago that they are ON THEIR OWN, repeated it a few more times lately…..but they will get to experience it FIRST HAND ….soon come…it will be a nice episode to watch…

    Beiruit is now in no man’s land…..partly attributed to the nuclear fertilizer blast a couple years ago…the rest is the usual corruption etc…

    “In the country with the worst food inflation in the world, everything seems to be crumbling”

    and the shit int even start to roll downhill yet…..evabody running out of DISTRACTIONS to cover up what comes next…

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    Pacha was watching this newsreel this morning where China threw some missiles across Taiwan and they landed into the water…problem is, they dropped right in Japan’s economic water zone….and they are pissed and bellowing……lol

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    Brittney Griner just got 9 years in a Russian prison…

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  • Bush Tea @754 am

    You are correct. Year end into 2023 is when things will start to bite.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    don’t worry too much about it…you will soon see the colonial educated wearing their “you will have nothing and be happy” WEF badges…..i just saw someone modeling one…

    but the spiritually intellectual will have none of that…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights ReservedAugust 4, 2022 7:59 AM

    John…you do know that child slavery and child servitude….is still a thing in UK and other western countries….

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

    JohnAugust 4, 2022 7:00 AM

    Slavery works all over the world because people who are poor and unemployed are both easily taken advantage of and who accept their lot with no protestations.

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

    If there are poor and unemployed people in western countries there will be all kinds of slavery, not just child slavery and child servitude!!

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    That’s what i told you, i said mature adults and young people routinely have to be RESCUED from modern day slavery in UK and other western countries…

    ..did not your PM deliberately send young people to UK and Europe under the strawberry slavery program and the young people had to expose it through their videos on a UK platform and that was DESPITE me repeatedly posting that they were being set up for slavery by black faces….it was all VOLUNTARY…

    so imagine what else takes place….it NEVER went away, but was just BETTER MASKED…

    poverty as usual is being weaponized like a disease and everyone EXCEPT the usual suspects expect everyone to ACCEPT THIS and catch it..nothing new….but the resistance of those who actually have a brain…..will be shown…..

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Bushie
    I see your buddy CF’s pun fire over a union member, who by CF’s admission is also a long time friend, whose contract did not get renewed at the National Stadium.
    You feel this is about the body, or another dart at your main man.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    correction:

    poverty as usual is being weaponized like a disease and everyone is EXPECTED TO CATCH IT EXCEPT the usual suspects……nothing new

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    William…we are in for a terrible ride, drought and famine are already taking a toll on the animals in certain regions of Kenya, Sudan, in Northeast Ethiopia, the Afar region is crying out for hunger caused by armed gangs and having to abandon their villages……other East Afrikan countries are crying…other countries outside of the continent are not in much better shape, Sri Lanka is trying to feed millions of children before they die……climate issues will be a killer for sure…..starvation is pounding on the door..

    weeeee will not be spared….if weeeee don’t act…

    “The devastating intensification of extreme weather is laid bare today in a Guardian analysis that shows how people across the world are losing their lives and livelihoods due to more deadly and more frequent heatwaves, floods, wildfires and droughts brought by the climate crisis.

    Most worryingly, all this is happening with a rise of just 1C in the planet’s average temperature. The role of global heating in supercharging extreme weather is happening at “astonishing speed”, scientists say.

    “The world is changing fast and it’s already hurting us – that is the blunt summary,” said Prof Maarten van Aalst, the director of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. The world is currently on track for a rise of at least 2.5C. Based on what we have experienced so far, that would deliver death and destruction far greater than already suffered.”

    what i don’t get is these were WARNED DECADES AGO when it was not yet 1% or something in that region…

    and it’s getting worse by the minute…..the favorite haunt of the rich and idle the Mediterranean is now too HOT for vacationing….seems like they are all about to burn to cinders..

    “Climate change is making summer in the Med too hot to handle ….you might want to think twice about the timing of your future holidays to the Mediterranean.”
    The heatwaves across much of southern Europe this year have been more intense and long lasting than anything we have suffered in the UK. France, for example, has just had its driest July ever and one of its hottest, with many places recording peaks above 40C (104F). In Spain temperatures reached 45.6C (114F) and, as I write, it looks as though the Spanish State Meteorological Agency is about to declare the third serious heatwave of the summer so far – and we are only at the beginning of August.”

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  • Yaaawn. BU where repetitious egofowlism on steroids rules. 🤣

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    so were you at the failed crapover too…..the tourists were not amused…..

    hope you weren’t one of the ones i saw looking like creatures from the green lagoon…could not tell if it was male or female….all ya could see is legs open and wukking up….

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  • @enuff

    This will impact act a key source mark? Seems like 2007 repeating.

    Bank of England Rate Move Could Affect Barbados

    https://starcomnetwork.net/blog/2022/08/04/bank-of-england-rate-move-could-affect-barbados/

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  • Expected from a a fossilised critic cooped up aforeign ignorant of what she speaks.🤣

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