Barbadian Property Owners Living Abroad, BEWARE

The following was received from a concerned Barbadian residing overseas – Blogmaster

Dear BU:

I have hesitated to make this matter public before as it involves the accounting system for Barbados Land Tax but my problem may be a test case that is aimed at the Barbados senior property holders living abroad.  Here are the facts: 

1) Timely tax receipts are non-existent and Notices come late so that those abroad cannot take advantage of a 10% discount.

2) Since 2019 a marked increase in discrepancies whereby I was double-billed for an arrears due on the BRA portal  I paid both and contrary to practice, the over-payment was  not brought forward as a credit and that receipt arrived a year late.

3) In 2020 I made 4 International Money Transfers in Barbados dollars to cover 2 residential lots and 2 co-owned agricultural lots to the BRA Account at Central Bank of Barbados and they were subjected to a charge of which I was unaware.

4) There was a misapplication of deposits with the sum for the second tranche applied to the first residential lot which had a higher tax.

5) A record was sent me by email that showed that the deposit on the higher taxed lot had been made before I had made the IMTs

6) Several registered letters and emails have been sent to the Commissioner Lewis Ward and to a senior accounting officer but they are yet to acknowledge BRA’s mistake and remove the penalties and now I am being charged thousands of dollars

7) To make matters worse, I sent in 2021 a wire to Republic Bank to cover the 4 lots – BDS$7808.98 with detailed instructions as to disbursement.  I asked for receipts but none came but in August 2022 3 lots appear with heavy penalties for non-payment of taxes.  The fourth agricultural lot which is being requisitioned was free and clear.  So where did my money go? 

I have all my receipts that showed nothing was owing until the false deposit. It would seem that this matter is not worthy of reply. nor speedy resolve.  But it has serious ramifications for the safety of money transferred to Barbados by taxpayers and investors.  Please warn other senior citizens.

Wire Transfer record – Redacted by BU

352 comments

  • “Let’s assume there was a general discussion on mathematics…… and someone believes because E = mc² is a mathematical formula, it can be used to solve any mathematical equation.

    That E = mc² should be applicable to solving polynomial equations.”

    Very good. Point is well made with a touch of humor.

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  • The truth is that I had given up all hope of ever understanding my fellow Barbadians. This guy was a little over my head, but i think I got what he was saying

    A semi-good read
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/09/10/btcolumn-illusions-of-grandeur/

    It seems as if Bajans writers like to call nuff names
    Sunz of Man
    Larry Summers
    Nassim Taleb
    Edward Chancellor
    Tyler Cowen
    Michael Burry
    Capleton .
    Richard John Neuhaus

    I got to upgrade my references, Lawson, Lorenzo, enuff J2

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  • ,Stlii loyal to my imaginary queen.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    ” I am absolutely amazed how so many people can hold the same opinion , but simply because it’s not expressed the identical way by others, they reject the same opinion they hold , when it’s expressed by others.”

    When they all fall on their asses and every exit or way out is barracaded they will all agree on that. I much prefer watch them from the other side of that divide…..clowns will be clowns.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    John….here is some news out of Kenya should warm your heart….just remember Karma and Retribution are both walking the earth with SUPER STRENGHT and likely to for some millions of years going forward….even they know it, but CANNOT ESCAPE IT….they should know that too…

    “UKs Quaker church to make reparations for slave trade and colonialism in a first.”

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Isn’t the truth LIBERATING…

    “Quakers were led to this decision after hearing powerful evidence about Lancaster Quakers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, who profited from the enslavement of people. They also heard about the personal experience of racism of some of their own members.”

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  • ℹ️ Information Source “🛈” is the Sauce | 🥫 🍅🥫 🍿 🧈 … |
    https://www.quaker.org.uk/resources/reparations

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    the shitstem and all its ENABLERS are crashing…….an experience worthy of witnessing and CELEBRATING…

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  • I have to read it for myself.
    The thought that the resident twistorian has been telling tall twistorical tales about quakers is not surprising.

    Will read later today. Alternative history …

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  • Until Forever
    🎛️
    (((Continuous DJ Mix)))
    🎧🎶💿🎹
    Commit to no one else than yourself
    Forgive release and let go of any struggles in your life
    Dreams don’t work unless you do
    Create your future
    Feel the future
    And be the future

    Promises

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    the way the Quakers are proposing it, is EXACTLY the way reparations should be paid to Afrikan descents everywhere, SEPARATELY and INDIVIDUALLY,

    they have all the records, the technology and RESOURCES, to TRACK DOWN EVERY DESCENT worldwide, they know whom they moved to where, and of course Afrikans are DISTINCT LOOKING PEOPLE, they can never get that wrong….

    there is absolutely NO REASON to pay reparations through CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS who did not even exist in the times of slavery because their ANCESTORS whom they so disrespect and are so disloyal to were ENSLAVED TOO…

    ..the only money or other form of reparations should pass through politicians’s clammy greedy hands is reparations as DESCENDANTS OF THE ENSLAVED individually and separately……because that’s all they are in their deluded minds..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Theo…we used to have knock down drag out arguments on here about the payment of reparations….i have my own opinions about HOW IT SHOULD BE PAID…..that will be published in Kush Quarterly for October…

    ..but both John and MoneyB who were adamantly against and posted THOUSANDS of comments wearing themselves out, did not want Afrikans being paid their due, like if they have some say, were warned that IT MUST BE PAID one way or the next…

    now they see they can stop nothing, particularly with GREATER FORCES AT WORK…

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  • 👪🏾‍ Who are these people on Bu?
    Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service
    Dr. Simple Simon Phd

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights ReservedSeptember 12, 2022 6:02 AM

    John….here is some news out of Kenya should warm your heart….just remember Karma and Retribution are both walking the earth with SUPER STRENGHT and likely to for some millions of years going forward….even they know it, but CANNOT ESCAPE IT….they should know that too…

    “UKs Quaker church to make reparations for slave trade and colonialism in a first.”

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

    In all my reading, I have never come across the Quakers referring to a church as some monolithic building or organisation to which they belonged.

    In fact, if you look at the various divisions within their beliefs you will see that there is no such a thing as a Quaker Church.

    My impression has always been that they thought of the Biblical Church as a Spiritual Body of Christ.

    “Quaker meetings for worship take place in meeting houses, not churches. These are simple buildings or rooms. A meeting begins when two or more worshipers come together to be in the presence of God. They usually sit facing each other in a square or a circle.”

    Go and see if you can find the headquarters of the Quaker Church!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • … and if it doesn’t exist, how is it going to make reparations?

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  • You definitely were born under the Union Jack, no question about it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • If I were dumb enough to believe all the hoo haa about reparations I would be expecting a whole lot of the loot built up on the backs of my African ancestors.

    But I was not born under the Union Jack.

    My mother borned me in Belleville.

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  • … in fact, not too far from St. Cyprian’s Church which as we all know is not a Quaker Church.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    I couldn’t care less what they call themselves…..don’t care about FRAUD CHURCHES, never did since i realized since i was 12 years old that they are just BUILT ON fantasy, LIES and FAIRYTALES designed to enrich thieves, criminals and liars…..

    .the point is, you HAVE NO SAY in what happens…

    “By Jack Zavada
    Updated on April 13, 2020
    The Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, was one of many religious groups sparked into existence by the English Puritan Revolution of the mid-17th century. Today, the Quakers include both liberal and conservative congregations. ”

    they could change their names to nuisances, and it still won’t matter to me….cause that’s all they have been in Afrikan lives from the 17th century….

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “My mother borned me in Belleville.”

    a disgusting racist place in that era…..no surprise..

    I have my opinions about how reparations should be paid, and it does not involve money, it’s yall covetousness got ya only seeing reparations in the form of money, when there are so many other ways for reparative justice to prevail..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights ReservedSeptember 12, 2022 8:50 AM

    I couldn’t care less what they call themselves…..

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

    Go to court and collect from someone whose identity about which you don’t know or care.

    Why do you even care about reparations?

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  • Just because some idiots fill the ether with professions and ideas about reparations is no reason to take them seriously,

    Take it from me, there is no one alive today who can collect any reparations for acts committed two centuries ago.

    People just do not live that long you can ask the resident expert on longevity: she will enlighten you if you do not believe me or were not taught these facts while you grew up under the Union
    Jack.

    …. well actually that may not be true, a quaker set up a Trust by his will in the 1680’s whereby the poor of his parish in Wales if memory serves me right, are paid some small monies and a researcher I know found it was still active.

    Another one set up a Trust in St. Philip and donated land to be made available for the use of poor widows. It is called the Carpenter Trust and comprised the lands under District C Police Station.

    Onwe problem, the GOB took it up and sold it.

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  • As potentially a poor widow yourself, try collecting from the GOB!!

    Ask the resident expert on longevity whether women outlive men in Barbados, or for that matter in most parts of the world.

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  • Here endeth this morning’s lesson.

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    because when ya commit crimes AGAINST OVER 20 GENERATIONS of the earth’s ORIGINAL PEOPLE….ya GOTTA PAY…..one way or the next…it’s the law of the universe…….

    has nothing to do with manmade fraud laws…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “As potentially a poor widow yourself, try collecting from the GOB!!”

    speak for thyself….i already COLLECTED WHAT IS MINE….

    GOB don’t owe me a thing…

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  • King Charles III
    Prime minister of Barbados says King Charles is a ‘man ahead of his time’

    Mia Mottley praised his environmental and social commitment and noted his recognition of the atrocities of slavery
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/10/prime-minister-of-barbados-says-king-charles-is-a-man-ahead-of-his-time

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  • So, what you are saying is you do not want to avail yourself of any provisions may have made in the past to provide for future generations.

    so why the hoo haa over reparations if you don’t want anything from Quakers?

    …. a special kind of stupid!!

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “so why the hoo haa over reparations if you don’t want anything from Quakers?

    …. a special kind of stupid!!”

    describing yourself perfectly……since when the GoB is Quaker…..

    and my opinion about HOW reparations should be paid to AFRIKAN DESCENTS is well known…..am not ya little colonial slave boy ya cannot put words in my mouth..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights ReservedSeptember 12, 2022 11:17 AM

    …..am not ya little colonial slave boy

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

    I would never have guessed you were a boy from your picture.

    Was the procedure painful?

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Was the procedure painful?”

    ya should ask ya slave boy that…

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

    There has been a fair bit of news’s coverage of Prince Charles’s editorial debut on the UK’s Voice newspaper, 40th anniversary. Apparently, M.I.A appears in the edition.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prince-charles-royal-slavery-the-voice-b2159697.html

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    I read where he was guest-editing last week, but did not realize it had backfired….

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  • Queen was crowned in 1952
    King was crowned in 2022
    70 years black rights fights
    whites are against the rope

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    TLSN…..a terrible error by the Voice, who should have coached Charles TO NOT TIP TOE and TAP DANCE AROUND THE EDGES of the issues. of racism, slavery and hundreds of years of crimes against Afrikans…….

    “The prince quoted Jamaican reggae legend, Bob Marley, in his editor’s letter, in which he said he was “so touched”

    hope that is not a nasty habit he is picking up from the world stage runner who loves to misuse Bob’s words to grandstand and implement SLEIGHT OF HAND………

    Charles don’t look “so touched” that he would want to confront the demons following them around…..and they won’t stop trailing the family until they do…

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  • Mean Old White People get a Boo!
    Slave master I am the shepherd of my pasture
    Biggest Rapists in History were Slave masters
    Lynchings: By Year and Race
    http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/shipp/lynchingyear.html

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    people must learn when you accept their symbols, titles and awards THEY OWN YOU….that’s why no one who understands the blueprint would take politicians seriously…trust them or follow them anywhere…they are OWNED..

    .this newspaper is now about to lose readership for not sticking to their own principles and for not telling Charles what is expected of him…

    “Almost all of the people involved in the special edition have received honours from the palace, fuelling concerns that the move is inherently biased and little more than a public relations exercise for the future king.

    Michael Morgan, a former writer for The Voice, told The Independent: “I feel this decision makes a mockery of the strapline ‘Britain’s Leading Black Newspaper’.

    “Seeing Prince Charles’s fingers on a newspaper that gave me my start and allowed me to grow as a writer, it’s left me feeling really disappointed.

    “When I wrote for The Voice it stood against personifications of oppression and suppression. I guess a lot has changed since then. It would seem when you hold a CBE or similar ‘honour’ bestowed upon you, you are a literal slave to the establishment for life. This PR washing is something that we all see through and I, for one, am not impressed.”

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    The only Black UK newspaper gone through the eddoes for shortsightedness…..they could have REFUSED THE AWARDS and told the Palace to make donations to the homeless descendants of Afrikans who now live in generational poverty……BY DESIGN….. free them from that scam…

    there was so much they could have leveraged against what was happening, but when ya want titles and recognition, selling ya soul….there is a price to pay…

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  • Strong words from Waru. The editor of The Voice must have been surprised with the level of vitriol that he has faced since that infamous 40th anniversary edition. Here is his response in today’s Guardian newspaper.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/12/king-charles-ally-black-people-post-colonial-monarch-diversity

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  • It was said that the Queen was fond of black people she met when she visited her foreign lands

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    TLSN……the article is too flowery and forgiving, trying to take a neutral stance……while demanding change…..they need to stop accepting awards…so they can deal head on with the issues and don’t have to worry about offending and not getting another award…

    .were i Charles i would be more concerned about the optics, after all this time and nothing has gotten better…the racism, oppression, suppression, apartheid, and don’t let’s talk about what happens on island atolls……all are out of control and directed at Afrikans….even and particularly when the countries/islands are majority Afrikan descent…..the neocolonialism is POISONOUS…nothing good has ever come from colonialism for Afrikans, the world’s original people, not in 500 YEARS and NEVER WILL…

    it is a conundrum and no one with commonsense would leave it in that condition for the next or future generations to become subjected to the soci0-economic monstrosities, the hideous plots and insidious motives…

    Charles does have his work cut out for him, and personally, I don’t think he can just ignore any of it, it’s following them around, won’t want that following me anywhere, especially not for another 500 years……….

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  • @John September 12, 2022 9:17 AM ” whether women outlive men in Barbados, or for that matter in most parts of the world.”

    Yes because we are smarter, take better care of ourselves, much less likely to engage in warfare or other violence, much less likely to consume alcohol in excess, less likely to consume illegal substances, less likely to use tobacco, in short more intelligent, and all around better human beings.

    That’s why women live longer AND BETTER lives than men.

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  • Here is an interesting Newsweek article.

    The difference in longevity may be due to changes in Y chromosomes as men age it shows may be the scientific explanation.

    https://www.newsweek.com/scientists-say-they-may-have-discovered-why-men-die-earlier-women-1728119

    Other reasons were given as well in the discussion.

    I guess Newsweek had to close down the discussion.

    It begun with these explanations and then ended!!

    “The reason men die younger than women is because they want to.”

    “If you’ve been married for 40 years like me, you wouldn’t need a scientist to tell you why men die sooner than women”

    “nagging”

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  • “Research shows that people who are single, especially men, are living longer than ever before. In the past, men who were never married typically had the lowest life expectancy, but now the never married men are closing in on their currently married counterparts.”

    Make of that what you will!!

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  • Then there is this one!!

    Proverbs 18:22
    King James Version
    22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

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  • he said: “I understand that the Hyatt had some setbacks with its financing but they are soon about to start the construction of the Hyatt.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/09/14/hyatt-construction-to-begin-soon/

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  • Barbadians are doing everything possible to beat the heat.

    And that has led to big bucks for businesses, as some people aim to get fans, air-conditioners, bottled water, or even sno-cones, to cool down.

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  • If Sewage from excessive real estate development in the Brandons area has killed the sea egg population, then it means sewage is being pumped out of the ground under the Desal plant!!

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