Countdown to the end of the IMF program Continues (September 30th 2022)

Submitted by Kemar Stuart

Barbados is still under a state of emergency and the Emergency Management Act holds supreme as law of the land as it was extended for no logical reason by the Ministry of Health yesterday September 13th. AG Dale Marshall in the press conference sought to defend the state of emergency legislation which de facto keeps the country under a prime ministerial dictatorship.  This state of emergency legislation has a clause that gives the PM absolute power over the country as previously stated in my video and in the nation newspaper. 

(4)    When a proclamation of a public health emergency referred to in is in force, it shall be lawful for the Cabinet to make any Orders whatsoever it considers desirable in the public interest. This is a parliamentary dictatorship 

(6)    In an Order made pursuant to subsections (4)  the Cabinet may delegate to the Prime Minister the power to make such directives as may be required in the public interest. Prime Ministerial Dictatorship 

There is no emergency existing in Barbados, there will be no need to tighten protocols as we proceed full steam into the tourist season.  These dictatorship type laws need to be removed to bring democracy back to Barbados’ political system. The WHO and USA President Joe Biden declared the pandemic over however the government still finds a need to hold onto a power grab not because of a non-existent pandemic but the advantage of side stepping traditional processes under the old independence constitution which have some checks and balances in place.


While the Acting PM Santia Bradshaw and AG Dale Marshall were addressing the issue of relaxing covid protocols as recommended in my previous video and publications, a point also made by the Head of the private sector and also the head of the BHTA. The real PM mia mottley was meeting with the IMF to discuss BERT 2.0 as the countdown to the end of this current IMF comes to an end september 30th having divulged that her team are in advanced stages on pension reform . In her press conference previously she told a reporter that pension reform will indeed happen under this current program which is soon at it’s end.

Having feeling both internal and external pressure Barbados recently announced that majority of the covid-19 restrictions are to be dropped from 23rd September the financial losses are becoming too deep and this decision was announced in a press conference by acting PM Santia Bradshaw The loss of money from absent cruise ships and empty airplanes along with the fact most countries have moved past Barbados months ago is high on the list of reasons for the dropping of these restrictions as articulated by the acting PM.

This was long overdue as we had many mishaps, discrimination in how some classes of persons were treated by these covid laws and public events like general elections, crop over, unctad conference , the Afri – caribbean Conference as the public which includes the PM long ago decided that they will live with the presence of covid and lived life accordingly often ignoring the protocols.

However purposely left out the fact that The public should note Barbados has no declared constitution in place since the transition of the country to republic in 2021 and an update on when the new republic constitution should’ve been on the agenda for the acting PM and Ag’

Barbados is still under a state of emergency and the Emergency Management Act holds supreme as law of the land as it was extended for no logical reason by the Ministry of Health yesterday September 13th. AG Dale Marshall in the press conference sought to defend the state of emergency legislation which de facto keeps the country under a prime ministerial dictatorship. This state of emergency legislation has a clause that gives the PM absolute power over the country as previously stated in my video and in the nation newspaper.

(4) When a proclamation of a public health emergency referred to in is in force, it shall be lawful for the Cabinet to make any Orders whatsoever it considers desirable in the public interest. This is a parliamentary dictatorship

(6) In an Order made pursuant to subsections (4) the Cabinet may delegate to the Prime Minister the power to make such directives as may be required in the public interest. Prime Ministerial Dictatorship

There is no emergency existing in Barbados, there will be no need to tighten protocols as we proceed full steam into the tourist season. These dictatorship type laws need to be removed to bring democracy back to Barbados’ political system. The WHO and USA President Joe Biden declared the pandemic over however the government still finds a need to hold onto a power grab not because of a non-existent pandemic but the advantage of side stepping traditional processes under the old independence constitution which have some checks and balances in place.

This act must be discontinued and government should not pursue another IMF deal or pursue pension reform with this act in place.

Barbados is now a country that has no opposition leader , a country without a constitution and a country with directives that gives a PM such absolute power without any checks or balances in repeat is bordering on rouge governmental practice

Therefore committing Barbados to another program spells uncertainty especially for the future of democracy especially if your livelihood is dependent on government payout .

232 thoughts on “Countdown to the end of the IMF program Continues (September 30th 2022)


  1. ” That Government notice, issued under the Land Acquisition Act, Cap 228, stated that the parcels of land situated in Bath Village, St Lawrence Gap and Dover were needed for “public purposes, namely road improvement, car parking, environmental improvement and tourism development”.


  2. Artax,

    Now they are querying CXC grades across the board.

    This now is PROOF that the governments don’t want to give scholarships to black people.

    What COMMON SENSE tells me is that if too many scholarships were being won, then CXC’s exams were too damn easy!

    All the government had to do was change the criteria for a scholarship to be awarded.

    Or CXC could make their examinations harder.

    But instead they choose to twist themselves into pretzels.

    Or perhaps it is The Informer who twists herself into pretzels.

    Just reading this shit every day gets me soooo tired.

    “QAnon” quack shit all over BU!


  3. “” That Government notice, issued under the Land Acquisition Act, Cap 228, stated that the parcels of land situated in Bath Village, St Lawrence Gap and Dover were needed for “public purposes, namely road improvement, car parking, environmental improvement and tourism development”.”

    this has been happening since last year when they found their new dictator toy that they don’t want to let go now, first thing they did was seize and destroy someone’s property…………..it has escalated significantly since then…and were i a property owner i would be very careful…, have been deterring my family from that trap for a long time and finally succeeded when they saw the evidence,


  4. @ Pacha
    Man by now you should have realised if Mottley say so um is so.
    I had to literally lol recently because on two occasions and on two different issues , Mottley said the exact thing , that some people on this Blog were castigated for.
    It’s been happening very often. Her supporters come here and castigate people for taking positions, and then Mottley comes out and support the positions taken by those they castigate.
    Clowns!!

    Peace.


  5. Hants,

    All vague and in need of details. If the cause is not PUBLIC but private, we will soon know. The lines seem to have been blurred lately.


  6. @ David

    You’re continuing to ignore structure of the business plan, which we could reasonably assume was the Fleet Modernisation Project. And would have most likely included details of its implementation schedule, investment requirements, aircraft acquisition strategy (note LIAT planned to purchase 3 ATR aircraft and lease 3), the airline’s organisational structure, analysis of the market, budgeted and projected financial planning, including the financial projections with realistic assumptions, etc.

    This information would’ve been used as the basis to either approve or reject the loan application…… rather than the “historical performance of the company and known dysfunctional structure.”

    But, as I previously mentioned, I understand your concerns, which are reasonable.


    • @Artax

      If you understand the blogmaster’s concerns you should appreciate the theory of what is a business plan is not the issue here. Let us agree to disagree.


  7. Who does not know about a conservator?

    I would suggest that the “devil” would be in the details.

    Anybody read the agreement?


  8. “It’s been happening very often. Her supporters come here and castigate people for taking positions, and then Mottley comes out and support the positions taken by those they castigate.
    Clowns!!”

    lol…that’s been going on for YEARS on here….the parrot fowls made to look FOOLISH and under educated but still they PERSIST…..who are we to not laugh….

    the one thing people are DETERMINED they will no longer do, is mislead the population and lull them into a sense of FALSE SECURITY.= to cause any tragedy……….some believe they have gotten away with it for WAY TOO LONG…


  9. “ Plantation owners and other landlords have been called out by veteran parliamentarian Cynthia Forde for demanding exorbitant purchase prices for tenanted land far in excess of what is stipulated in the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act”
    Nation newspaper 9/ 28/22

    No doubt that will soon be labeled fake news.

    Peace


  10. So…..plantation owners are crooked! What’s new or news about that?

    What is new (and hilarious) is that their being called out by Cynthia Forde MP BLP is being used in a dispute about GOB land acquisition shenanigans!

    Reaching…..reaching…….OOPS! He nah reach!


    • Spin?

      Greenidge: Vote of confidence in Barbados
      by SHAWN CUMBERBATCH
      shawncumberbatch@nationnews.com

      STANDARD & POOR’S (S& P) has affirmed Barbados’ credit rating following Government’s recent repurchase of US$77.6 million in bonds from external investors to facilitate the country’s first debt for nature swap.
      The news has been welcomed by Government, with senior economic advisor Dr Kevin Greenidge calling it a vote of confidence in Barbados’ debt management and a sign that the public finances were generally “in good shape”.
      Economic growth was now Barbados’ main target, he explained, as Government moved to sustainably develop the blue economy and other areas of activity, including those with with an environmental focus.
      Stable outlook
      S& P affirmed its ‘B/B’ long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on Barbados, and its ‘B-’ issue-level rating on Barbados’ debt with a stable outlook last Friday – two days after the debt conversion, backed by the Inter-American Development Bank and The Nature Conservancy, closed.
      The international credit rating agency said the ‘B-’ ratings, which are non-investment grade, “reflect our view that despite external challenges, including the pandemic, a hurricane, volcanic ashfall, and global geopolitical tension, Barbados’ progress under the domestic Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme, and its achievement of International Monetary Fund Extended Fund Facility targets, will continue to facilitate access to financing from multilateral institutions.”
      “At the same time, we believe that high reserve levels will continue to provide external liquidity to support the country’s balance of payment position,” it added.
      Greenidge told the MIDWEEK NATION:
      “Standard & Poor’s affirmed the ratings that they would have given Barbados just before the pandemic, and that is when they upgraded us by six notches from default to ‘B’ negative. We went through the pandemic without a downgrade, we arrived where we are, then we did the debt for nature swap.
      “So when they come out now and say they affirm our rating, it spells
      confidence in the economy but it also spells confidence in the debt conversion transaction itself.
      “They think that this is prudent debt management strategy where you are able to retire some of your more expensive debts and replace it with a cheaper debt, and more importantly you have shown a conscious effort towards greening and sustainability by putting the savings you get into the Conservation Fund and the blue economy. So it speaks to confidence all around,” Greenidge said.
      “Our finances are very stable, and the reason for conversion wasn’t just to retire expensive debt with cheaper debt, which makes sense in any part of the world, and makes sense in any debt management strategy, but the focus was really to grow the blue economy and put savings in there that will give dividends and returns to our children and our children’s children going forward and managing that marine space. So it’s totally positive,” he added.
      Greenidge said Government had reduced debt to a manageable level and was on “a proper debt trajectory”, its finances were in good shape, and arrears were “paid down”.
      “What we have to do right now is grow this economy and investing in the blue economy, where our marine space is 430 times the size of our land space, makes good economic sense and will serve in the long run to raise our economic growth potential,” he explained.
      S& P said a credit rating upgrade for Barbados in the next year would depend on various factors, including “if the risks of global external conditions to the economy and Government finances were to diminish sooner than expected”.
      Fiscal balances
      This was in addition to “if incomes and fiscal balances were to return to their pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels on a sustained basis, strengthening confidence in Government policymaking and contributing to improved GDP growth prospects and improved monetary policy transmission mechanisms”.
      “Higher economic growth would facilitate a reduced debt burden, which, together with an expectation of continued access to official funding, could lead to higher ratings,” the firm said.
      S& P said on the other hand that it could “could lower our ratings in the next year should the impact of external conditions leads to larger fiscal deficits than we currently expect, and we believe that the government would not have sufficient funding to meet its fiscal or external financing needs”.
      The rating agency saw the debt conversion as a debt management opportunity accessed by Government, noting that it believed “the government could have fulfilled its financial commitments absent this transaction, and that it was conducted with the purpose of directing funds to conservation efforts for Barbados’ marine environment and to promote a sustainable blue economy”.
      S& P also said the stable outlook attached to Barbados’ credit ratings reflected its view that “Barbados continues to make progress under its BERT programme, having met benchmarks under the IMF’s EFF programme, facilitating access to ongoing financing from multilateral institutions, while high reserve levels continue to provide external liquidity to support the country’s balance of payment position”.


      Source: Nation


  11. More tourism stuff…

    Mia: Country poised for take-off

    WITH EXPRESSIONS OF CONFIDENCE both internationally and regionally, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley says she is confident that Barbados is now back on the investment and development track, from which it was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Speaking at the ground-breaking for the $100 million construction of the Indigo Hotel at Hastings, Christ Church yesterday, Mottley said she expected the pace to be quickened on a number of other investments in tourism infrastructure, which had been stymied by the uncertainties of the pandemic.
    “I expect that we are going to see other projects going forward and picking up in pace. This is the first major ground breaking of a tourism kind. You would recall that two weeks ago I did a ground-breaking for the creation of an accident and emergency department at Bayview Hospital and you are going to see other things coming down the line,” said Mottley, who noted that the Indigo Hotel project was in line with Government’s vision of refreshing the country’s maturing tourism product.
    Mottley said that in terms of evidence of an impending turnaround, people need not look further than the recent decision by international rating agency Standard and Poor’s to maintain the country’s B- rating in a post-pandemic climate that has left 46 countries staring down
    the barrel of a debt crisis.
    “It is ironic that as we meet today, we meet with the shadow of Standard and Poor’s agreeing to uphold our rating and to have a stable outlook on Barbados. And this comes at the very time when there are 46 countries globally that are on the precipice of a debt crisis.
    “The world is in serious difficulty. We see what is happening in the United Kingdom with the pound literally tumbling and threatening to go below the value of the US dollar. I would like Barbadians to appreciate that we can make it, but we’re going to have to walk a very tight rope,” said Mottley.
    She added: “The reality is that Standard and Poor’s judgement for us to be able to have the same outlook, same rating and stable outlook comes after they would have upgraded us in December 2019, prior to the pandemic. Many countries were downgraded during the course of the pandemic and since then many countries have not only been downgraded, but have negative outlooks.”
    She also pointed out that the international capital markets were also judging Barbados favourably, noting the recent take-up of the Blue Bonds by overseas investors.
    “Barbados issued Blue Bonds, becoming one of the first countries in the world to do so, with a pandemic clause included. But more importantly than all of that, for the purpose of the conversation this morning, is the fact that those Blue Bonds were oversubscribed and that 150 per cent of what we
    asked for is what came to the table, better than we anticipated, with better pricing than we anticipated. That is a judgement of the international community on this country.” (CLM)


    Source: Nation


  12. Hello!!!

    Tourism caution
    by COLVILLE MOUNSEY
    colvillemounsey@nationnews.com
    WITH THE BRITISH POUND taking a precipitous fall against the US dollar to levels not seen since 1985, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is putting Barbadians on notice that the situation is “cause for concern” six weeks before the start of the winter tourism season.
    At the same time, she made it clear there was no need to panic, noting that the country must be “nimble” in its response to the market conditions.
    “It is of concern and we are watching it. In the same token, we have to be nimble and respond to the market. Obviously, that is just one contributing factor to the cost of air travel. You would have had that because airlines are trying to recover from the absence of flying for a large part of the time in the pandemic. They are also trying to recover from increased fuel prices and they are now having to deal with currency issues in the UK market,” said Mottley, who expressed confidence that the country would weather this latest challenge.
    The Prime Minister’s caution comes in the wake of an ominous warning from economist Jeremy Stephen, who told the MIDWEEK NATION that the development was likely to be a “major damper” on tourism spend. Similar concerns were
    raised by chief executive officer of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Geoffrey Roach.
    Stephen, a former banking and finance lecturer at the University of the West Indies, explained that the spend was likely to be even further impacted by what he calculated to be 40 per cent inflation for the British traveller to Barbados from last tourist season.
    The pound fell to the equivalent of US$1.03 on Monday, a roughly 22 per cent decline from six months before.
    “We are in a very precarious situation because even if people commit to travelling to Barbados, it is going to definitely impact spend, especially if you are using credit cards. All travellers convert their pounds to US dollars or Barbados dollars. I don’t imagine that persons bought their currency in September for a trip that is supposed to take place in December. They tend to buy it closer to when they are expected to travel. So it is really going to impact the tourism spend which is what the country needs at this time because arrivals without spend does not do much. So even if there are no cancellations it really does not augur well for this tourism season,” Stephen said.
    Serious problem
    He added: “Inflation is another serious problem, and if you add that into the factor the outlook is not good. Since last year this time, you would have had roughly a 40
    per cent increase in prices for the average British tourist. So even if there are no cancellations, then you would expect that you would need 40 per cent more heads here at least to make up for a shortfall in spend.”
    Meanwhile, Roach said while it was still too early to predict the scale of the impact, hoteliers were expecting some cancellations. He said his organisation planned to reach out to stakeholders in order to determine which sections of the sector would be most affected. He pointed out that those travellers who could be classified as luxury tourists might not be as impacted by the sharp dip in the pound.
    “We had a meeting on that just yesterday (Monday) and we decided that we would be reaching out to our members to get a feel from them as to what they are seeing on the ground and then try to aggregate these findings. The fall in the pound is going to affect consumers in different ways – some persons are more resilient to the impact of the decline in the pound,” Roach said.
    He further noted: “When we look at the likely impact, it is probably going to be the same as any other destination because it means that the buying power of the British traveller is going to be less. So those persons with less disposable income may make a decision not to travel; we can’t say that they have made that decision but that is likely to happen.”

    Source: Nation


  13. @ David
    As you are quite aware the Freehold Tenantries Act is considered one of the most progressive pieces of legislation since independence. Along with the building of the Central Bank , it is considered , two of Tom Adams’ greatest accomplishments.
    I just figured that it is most interesting to learn that plantation owners and other landlords are basically and callously undermining, what is considered a most progressive effort to give landless poor people who toiled on the plantations a chance to own “ a piece of the rock”
    Peace.


  14. William….there is a lot that has gone on with that and the UDC agency, think there is another too, that handles it…..it’s appalling what it’s been utilized for, for DECADES……more in the mortar than the pestle.,,

    many names have been called in that setup, because that’s all it has evolved to……..with tons of evidence available.


  15. @Hants

    I would guess that the site(s) are required for a hotel development but surely this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Gov’ts intentions over the past year. On the CBC Evening news, the PM was breaking ground for a new hotel on the site of the former Caribbee Hotel. The new hotel will be part of the Indigo Hotel chain. The Gov’t has also announced plans for waterfront hotels in the city area and we are still awaiting the delayed Hyatt on Bay Street.

    Only recently the Minister of Tourism was chortling about the imminent opening of Wyndham Hotel on the former Sam Lords Castle location, people are wondering what plans are in the works for the area near the Paynes Bay Fish Market and the last time I was in Bim people were wondering where they would park their cars when a proposed hotel made its appearance on the site of the old District Hospital in Oistins (on the doorstep of Miami Beach).

    It’s hotels or bust in Barbados.


  16. “Just reading this shit every day gets me soooo tired.”

    Donna

    Yes, I understand what you mean.

    What is also ‘mind boggling’ is how could someone determine what other people know or don’t know.

    I believe there are some very intelligent people who contribute to BU.
    But, it seems as though certain individuals believe they have the ‘copyright’ for intelligence.

    David BU posts various articles for ‘discussion.’ While some contributors focus primarily on the substantive topic, deviating from to time, there are other individuals whose sole, selfish purpose is to push their specific, personal agendas, by any means necessary.
    They purposely ignore the substantive topics in this forum and deliberately MOVE from thread to thread, where they CREATE opportunities to INITIATE the SAME ‘discussion.’
    Those of us who prefer to ‘stick to the script’ and not participate therein, are accused of NOT KNOWING anything and labeled as ‘clowns’ or being uneducated.

    Sometime ago, I used the word ‘intelligence,’ which prompted a particular individual to ‘say,’ “For those who love to MISINTERPRET the word INTELLIGENCE ….US intelligence uses the word EVERY DAY in its proper context, that “Intelligence is related to the setting of goals. GOALS.”

    ‘Lo and behold,’ a few minutes later, the same person USED ,’intelligence’ in the SAME CONTEXT they PREVIOUSLY CRITICISED me for using.


    • @Artax

      Continue to make your comments.

      The solution is a simple one for others who do not like how the blogmaster manages the blog, rh leave.


  17. well….with the fall of the sterling, the instability and uncertainty everywhere else..

    it’s hotels that may be empty….and BUST…..moving hand in hand….

    still wondering when they will take a good long look at the INEVITABLE.

    ..we already know they have no solutions or answers to fix anything….and can only see a one pony economy for a one street town…..lacking any skills that would allow them to see further than that……..


  18. @ Sargeant,

    With other destinations devasted by hurricanes some tourists will likely go to Barbados.

    Time to put ads on Canadian Tv.


  19. Anyone cared to investigate the piece ah land to be acquired? Anyone know what’s an MSP? Y’all need to read more, research more and talk less.🤐


  20. this is because i have a minute to spare but WHY do we have to continually post definitions for those who also have access to the SAME INTERNET…

    “In·tel·li·gence
    /inˈteləj(ə)ns/
    noun

    1.
    the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills:
    “an eminent man of great intelligence”
    Similar
    intellectual/mental capacity intellect mindbrain
    Opposite
    stupidity
    2.
    the collection of information of military or political value:
    “the chief of military intelligence”


  21. there is enuff evidence OUT THERE….no one needs to research what has ALREADY been researched for the last 15 YEARS…


  22. Steupse! We were discussing government “selling the sea” and acquiring lands at St. Lawrence and we were earlier told that “even the Oistins police station is gone”.

    The “fake news” or misinformation accusations were aimed at these comments.

    Up comes you talking about how we will soon call it fake news when it is posted that Cynthia Forde called out plantation owners & co for demanding rates way above those prescribed by the Act.

    Now that I point out the crazy, you come with some nonsense excuse.

    Steupse, man! So why would “Mia’s supporters” (AKA THE APOLOGISTS) call that fake news and why?

    Why the reference to fake news? “MAKE IT MAKE SENSE!” is the new catchphrase.

    Man, sometimes you are as ridiculous as your Cry Wolf friend!

    No better than a Trumpeter!

    Sad.


  23. Pacha…there is a very valid reason why mainstream media propelled by politics is NO LONGER TRUSTED….from coast to coast people are told to don’t trust anything coming from them period.

    these politicians with such track records really believe that they were going to get away with hiding certain things from the people…..now they know …THEY CAN’T…not in this new age and with everyone traveling on the information highway….with AVAILABLE EVIDENCE.

    that’s the whole beauty about it, we are able to compile evidence and share it around.


  24. Last/last

    According to the ‘old saying,’ ‘confession is good for the soul.’

    “an eminent man of great intelligence…”

    May 11, 2022 4:06 PM #: “Most persons seem to be more occupied with promoting themselves…… reminding us how more INTELLIGENT they are than the average contributor……rather than having rational, reasonable discussions on the issues.”

    Surely it was within THAT context I USED the word intelligent…… “HAVING or SHOWING intelligence.”

    May 12, 2022 6:30 AM #: “For those who love to MISINTERPRET the word intelligence… US intelligence uses the word EVERY DAY in its proper context”….. “Intelligence is RELATED to the setting of goals. GOALS.”

    You’ve NOW MOVED AWAY from your ORIGINAL position, as indicated in your above comment……
    …… that I MISINTERPRETED and USED the word INCORRECTLY…… to PRESENT a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ARGUMENT.

    And, NO WHERE AMONG the definitions YOU posted, was there any REFERENCE to Intelligence being related to the “SETTING OF GOALS.”

    Your problem is, you DON’T WANT to ADMIT when you’re WRONG…… even though the evidence “is steering at you in the face.’


  25. Donna

    Why bother presenting credible information to BU for ‘discussion,’ when the preferred option is ‘to make up things (misinformation and ‘fake news’), just to make things interesting.’

    I remember a particular individual posting INACCURATE information to BU, from someone’s Facebook page, that ‘government’ entered into an arrangement with “Fulcrum Chambers Ltd. (which) is CONNECTED to money laundering tiefing Butterfield Bank and Trevor Carmichael” and “Fulcrum Group and Butterfield Fund Services…….. to form Butterfield Fulcrum Group.”
    And went on to comment on it as FACT.

    If that person had TAKEN the TIME to RESEARCH, as he/she USUALLY SUGGESTS, and do a bit MORE reading, he/she would’ve realized Fulcrum Group was established in Bermuda in 1995, and is described as a leading global fund administrator, while Fulcrum Chambers Ltd. was incorporated in England and Wales as a private company (law firm), on February 8, 2010, under the Companies Act 2006.
    And, specialize in providing strategic legal advice for corporates, public bodies, and private individuals in the field of bribery & corruption, fraud, investigations, etc.

    Whereas the Fulcrum group was established in Bermuda in 1995……..
    ………… Fulcrum Chambers Ltd, came into existence, by way of a name change NINETEEN (19) years AFTER the Fulcrum Group was established in Bermuda in 1995…….
    ………… and SIX (6) years AFTER the Fulcrum Group merged with Butterfield Fund Services on August 5, 2008.

    So, it’s clear the Fulcrum Group and Fulcrum Chambers Ltd. are TWO DIFFERENT ENTITIES.


  26. There are SEVERAL EXAMPLES of such OCCURRENCES.

    Unfortunately, I’m accused of “cyberbullying, cyberstalking and attacking women,” or called a “clown, miseducated or parrot,” whenever I seek to CLARIFY or CORRECT misinformation that only SERVES to MISLEAD the forum.


  27. Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde has complained that more than a year after Hurricane Elsa and a freak storm damaged about 80 houses in her constituency, many residents were still waiting for repairs to either start or finish.

    Member of Parliament for St Peter Colin Jordan is calling for better road infrastructure and access to water for the people of that parish.

    The Minister of Labour and Social Security and the Third Sector told his colleagues in the House of Assembly on Tuesday that residents are fed up using unacceptable roads which have been damaging their personal vehicles and also public transportation.


    • @Hants

      Isn’t this why a minister responsible for projects was created? To exert greater pressure on these kinds of issues?


  28. @Hants/David

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources Santia Bradshaw has taken her criticism of the work of some state workers to the House of Assembly, chiding them for inefficiencies in the public sector which have the potential to delay projects.

    Insisting that we can do better as a people and a country, Bradshaw insisted that Barbados often falls down as a country because nobody wants to bell the cat and call out others who are failing to do their job.
    +++++++++

    Among the wide-ranging comments delivered by the Deputy PM on work attitudes in Bim

    Let’s hope someone “Bells the cat”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/09/28/bradshaw-laments-public-employees-work-ethics-attitude/


    • @Sargeant

      While the deputy PM maybe correct there needs to be greater efficiency coming from the public service, a scenario that PSs should be held accountable. It is ironic she helps to lead the largest cabinet in history where the content of AG reports has not changed, projects are still being executed inefficiently etc.

      Are we there yet?


  29. Getting up to speed.
    Perhaps the blogmaster need a little help in determining what to block. I think a few of his filter keys are set to wrong position
    Name filter
    Theo. Block
    Err.. could you change that to allow.

    Seriously, still highly appreciative of the blogmaster’s effort.


  30. Let us direct our efforts at how we can rescue our beloved country from the International Monetary Fund. Pointless petty posturing and and tin gods are not needed at this time.
    Clowning around while the socio economic fabric of the country sits on the precipice of dangerous collapse, will certainly not solve the obvious problems we confront.
    We should focus on those who cannot afford even $80 per week in food because of low wages and the high cost of living.
    There was quite a shocking discovery recently , when it became obvious that some did not even grasp the importance of a proper functioning public transportation system.
    We certainly cannot be serious if we believe that real productivity can be achieved without proper wages and respect for the workers.
    We have now entered another IMF program, it means at this time , we are not in control of our economic destiny. Fancy talk infused with vernacular and worn cliches, will not remove what is before us.
    Peace


  31. https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/09/27/govt-details-plan-for-addressing-crises-at-global-level/

    I would suggest, those interested in some of the islands efforts read the above BT article.

    The world is addicted to Debt. But only a few have the ability to ‘print money’ that anybody else wants. And the amounts available for ‘lending’ are limited.

    You can draw your own conclusions. But it is certainly ground breaking efforts to expand the monies available.


    • @NO

      The challenge for Barbados has been in recent decades being graduated from access to development funding because of our high per capita income. You have to give Mottley points as you alluded on other blogs for being creative in accessing financing.


  32. Skinner
    Barbados is beyond saving. As much as we value your intentions, it’s time to face facts, reject the happy talk.

    At best the local oligarchs may find some room. But as far as all the people are concerned they will be the sacrificial lambs.


  33. “Let us direct our efforts at how we can rescue our beloved country from the International Monetary Fund. ”

    sorry William… i know you had high hopes…but the only thing you have available are square pegs in round holes and that will NEVER GO ANYWHERE…not under the current world conditions…not in a thousand years….that’s why i stopped months ago listening to the bullshit that comes out of lying politicians mouths…

    and am not the only one, someone made a mistake and sent one of those empty videos with the shite talker spewing all over the place yesterday and the person went nuclear….ya should hear the adjectives….person had to apologize for sending them an image of a shite talking politician….


  34. @ David
    The damn trouble is that we put all our eggs into one basket and COVID came along and the bottom fell out.
    Peace


    • @William

      We can lament all we want the realities that we have saddled the country with a 13 billion. We do not earn sufficiently to repay it and at the same time have enough for developmental purposes to ensure physical infrastructure etc is maintained. We have made our bed and have to lay in it. The capitalist model has brought us here, a people addicted to material things.


  35. William….i thought the fowls woudl have already JUMPED OUT to boast, parade and celebrate about this 20 YEAR DEBT……and yell in excitement that they are the FIRST IN THE WORLD to get grabbed by their short hairs…lol…

    “Under the RSF, which would be repaid over a 20-year period and includes a 10-year moratorium, Barbados will initially access US $183 million.

    Overall, the country will have access to US$293 million.”


  36. Nonsense!
    This has very little to do with graduation from conditional funding. This is much deeper than that.

    That kind of thinking plays into the staid discourses about small open economies. None of that has current relevance.

    We’ve invested a lot of time and resources into things which have not paid off – a largely miseducated population, for one.

    And besides looking to borrow forever without paying back in medium and longer terms it was always just a matter of time. And you can’t effectively manage debt unless you have cadres of capitalist entrepreneurs as champions, on the leading edge.

    We’ve failed to develop a broader productive base. And the human capital thought to be a unique advantage was never intended to produce cutting edge knowledge for deployment in the transformation of global industrial sectors.

    And on and on!


  37. @ David
    You and others refuse to admit that we have been dodging the bullet for nearly five decades and then tried to convince the world that some bogus “lost decade “ruined the country. All that period did was make it worse but when Hal Austin was trying to point out that Arthur’s development model was faulty , you just could not take it.
    The country has now made at least four trips to the IMF , what the hell does that say ?’ We simply and collectively were ,in real economic terms , living a damn lie.
    With it without COVID we have gone to the IMF. This is a fact that cannot be denied.
    @ Pacha , as difficult as it sounds , has a point : we may never recover and the same lop sided nonsense will prevail in the interest of the haves while the haves not just barely survive.
    Peace.


    • @William

      It says as a country we have been living above our means. We have to go to the IMF to support our inability to manage our financial affairs. We are here now. Let Big England show Little England the way.


  38. @ WURA
    Who ever wants to jump out with their nonsense is fine. Like I said , ignore and dismiss the partisan clowns. They have a right to express themselves .


  39. “We’ve failed to develop a broader productive base.”

    broadening the tax base, as they were advised repeatedly, would give the majority population a leg up and opportunity to rise and take control of the business sector….and that is what these CRIMINALS DON’T WANT….

    determined to keep Afrikan people in bondage and oppression will see them scrambling to repay for 20 years….and 40 years later….borrowing and borrowing and borrowing …..JUST AS THEY DESERVE…

    Karma is a mighty power..


  40. “Who ever wants to jump out with their nonsense is fine.”

    lol….if we get no celebration, ya done know party is OVER…


  41. Most countries approach borrowing with great trepidation but the euphoric response that we express is quite unbelievable.
    We are paying so called high flying consultants who have not suggested one single creative policy initiative.


  42. @David
    I do not buy into the theory of reduced funding due to income. Funding is a scarce resource, surely those with less deserve an advantage.
    The challenge is, those higher local incomes have been funded by borrowed money. Isn’t it ironic the same fund pools which produced the higher per capita incomes, are now unavailable due to those incomes?


    • @NO

      We know high income countries are graduated?

      We know said countries will then have to access development/concessionary loans at higher rates which is a function of a performing / non performing economy.

      This is irrefutable?


  43. William…..dey tiefing the people land to poison the island with more and more SLAVERY TOURISM…instead of diversifying..

    …don’t know how the Slaves could sleep at all…..they are the ones most impacted. with this new debt….which will be followed BY MORE DEBT…

    “St Lawrence residents worried about land lossArticle by
    Barbados TodayPublished on
    September 28, 2022
    By Shamar Blunt

    ←→
    6 / 6
    A plan to acquire and develop 18 parcels of land in the St Lawrence, Christ Church area has triggered concern among residents of that community and surrounding districts who are worried about how it will affect their homes and businesses.

    Spokesperson for the St Lawrence, Dover and Maxwell Association Adrian Donovan told Barbados TODAY the situation has prompted a town hall meeting for Saturday, which Member of Parliament for Christ Church South Ralph Thorne has confirmed he will attend.

    The meeting follows a land acquisition notice published in the newspaper last week.

    That Government notice, issued under the Land Acquisition Act, Cap 228, stated that the parcels of land situated in Bath Village, St Lawrence Gap and Dover were needed for “public purposes, namely road improvement, car parking, environmental improvement and tourism development”.

    The mentioned properties included Josef’s Restaurant, Southwinds Hotel and Beach Club, Investment Integrity Corporation, Sea Life Barbados Ltd, and several other commercial and residential spaces.

    “Over the past couple of days, we have been [hearing] about the possibility of an acquisition by the Government of some lands within this Christ Church community…. There have been a number of commentators who have taken to the social media expressing their disgust but as was done in the past, and we will continue to do, we always keep the residents informed.”


  44. William Skinner September 28, 2022 9:35 PM #: “We are paying so called high flying consultants who have not suggested one single creative policy initiative.”

    Mr. Skinner

    That is something I’ve mentioned in this forum on several occasions.

    But, neither has Mottley as Minister of Finance, Ryan Straughn and Marsha Caddle.
    And, as ELECTED OFFICIALS, it is those persons from whom the electorate expects “creative policy initiatives.’

    Unfortunately, the current parliamentarians are struggling to meet the ever growing expectations of citizens…… to serve and represent the interests of their constituents.

    Imagine, constituents of the City have to submit ‘City Of Bridgetown Constituency Meeting Request’ via ‘Google Forms,’ and await ‘approval’ of their application, before they could meet the parliamentary representative, Corey Layne (I’ve also seen his name spelt ‘Lane’).
    But, you know, Layne would view introducing technology as innovative representation.

    Remember I mentioned someone used the process in seeking a meeting with Layne.
    It is approaching ONE (1) MONTH, and Layne nor his Constituency Assistant, Riegina Hinds, did not have the ‘common courtesy’ to INFORM the individual if the ‘application has been APPROVED or REJECTED.

    A ‘dirty lowdown shame.’


    • @Artax

      The blogmaster took the time to request a clarification on the matter raised about requesting meetings with MP Lane representative for the City. There is a simple link that can be used to request a meeting which normally occurs within a week. However, the blogmaster has been assured those who are unable to submit a request electronically may call to have a meeting scheduled. The person having difficulty getting a meeting have them called today to request a meeting, if there are walkins a meeting will also be scheduled. If you prefer feel free to pass the name to the blogmaster to have it actioned.


  45. @ WURA
    Whether it is plantation owners and landlords over charging people for tenantry land , running contrary to the Freehold Tenantries Act , or government compulsorily acquiring citizens land in an unsatisfactorily manner, it is all about land and ownership , justice and equality.
    @ Pacha has made the point repeatedly that there is need for a proper land use policy that will solve many of these problems.
    There are several stories of government acquiring peoples properties and then taking donkey years to pay them. That is nothing new.
    We just have to connect the dots and view socio economic trends more broadly.
    BTW, we will soon learn that building hotels that are part of worldwide franchises is not the best way to develop a new tourism model. These properties are marketed by a master plan and the profits usually end up overseas. They are in many instances anti-union and believe in paying very low wages.
    You will recall that hoteliers were complaining that they were not receiving enough money from the overseas booking agencies . All of these things are connected.
    More on that later and how some wealthy individuals are systematically buying up all the land for future generations .
    We will soon discover that 1500/ 2000 square feet of land with a house where you are going may be paying more than 50 % of your real earnings over 25/ 30 years , is not really owning piece of the rock.
    But apparently, we will forever be grateful for crumbs from the table.
    Remember the huts and the great house.
    Peace.


  46. “There are several stories of government acquiring peoples properties and then taking donkey years to pay them. That is nothing new.”

    or NOT PAYING AT ALL….they have stolen numerous BILLION DOLLAR ESTATES….

    “These properties are marketed by a master plan and the profits usually end up overseas. They are in many instances anti-union and believe in paying very low wages. ”

    as DESIGNED in the 1800s…as it’s MEANT TO……slavery tourism, that the Afrikan population better move away from if they know what’s good for them…the Slaves will stay and justify it, that’s on them..

    “More on that later and how some wealthy individuals are systematically buying up all the land for future generations .”

    dah is wuh happen wen ya NEVA tink bout ya OWN GENERATIONS but building up the future and wealth of the criminals’ NONSTOP for the last half century…..deh onliest gettin wuh dem deserve…more to come fuh dem…


  47. There are somethings in life you cannot make up. Here we have a “politician” lecturing Barbadian government workers for being inefficient. Government workers are in the majority black.

    Barbados Today stated that Bradshaw insisted that Barbados often falls down as a country because nobody wants to bell the cat and call out others who are failing to do their job.”

    Has anybody noticed how members of this government continues to demoralise and criticise their own black people. They do it with aplomb and relish. Hal, the British journalist, would on occasions do the same and would get castigated for it.

    There is no such castigation to whites or minorities. I see that Mia continues to have on her flanks whites and minority groups when discussing anything from tourism to construction projects.

    I have spoken to a number of people whilst here in Bimshire. Some of them reflect confidence in Mia’s regime. However, there is an equal number who have disdain for the lady and the political culture in Barbados. Indeed, I spoke to an academic yesterday in Bridgetown and he expressed disdain for Barrow and called out the Mottley government as being corrupt.

    A bus driver who had a son in his teens expressed a desire that his son would leave the island to seek greener pastures elsewhere. He whaled and bemoaned that Barbados was an anti-black nation; and that Barbados were dumb and primed to always have a slave mentality.

    Some expressed that Mia has an impossible job to do and she is trying her best. My overall impression from talking with the masses is that the majority are frogs who have been simmering away in the pot for far too long. Many are unaware of the impending tsunami that is about to hit them. These are not dumb people; they are people who have simply been ill informed about their status as citizens and have consistently been lied to and deceived by governments past and present.


  48. lazy, corrupt, indifferent politicians who NEVER DO THEIR JOBS as it relates to Afrikan people… got talk for fowls and pimps…

    “There is no such castigation to whites or minorities. I see that Mia continues to have on her flanks whites and minority groups when discussing anything from tourism to construction projects.”

    ya don’t castigate ya equally lazy, greedy, oppressively racist and exploitative criminal partners..

    “Many are unaware of the impending tsunami that is about to hit them. These are not dumb people; they are people who have simply been ill informed about their status as citizens and have consistently been lied to and deceived by governments past and present.”

    they DELIBERATELY keep them largely UNEDUCATED and IGNORANT expressly for that PURPOSE…and have for over 60 YEARS…and would continue those human rights crimes into the future so they and their criminal minorities can feed off Afrikan lives UNINTERRUPTED…

    it’s the people to get UP stand UP and SAY NO MORE…


  49. The government talks a good game about protecting the environment yet appears willing to continue to allow for the growth of construction on our beaches. I can barely believe the photo which shows a pile foundation being driven into the ground. Such a foundation indicates that it will be a high storey building.

    The dangers of having only one club in the golf bag should be a lesson to other Caricom nations. Our lenders of last resort will be very happy.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2022/09/28/building-on-best/


  50. “Some expressed that Mia has an impossible job to do and she is trying her best.”

    that’s how they fool them, make them believe they are doing anything when it takes no effort at all for them to DESTROY Afrikan lives…..they do it on autopilot and have had 100 years of practice while making them believe the task is so hard they can do nothing to upgrade or improve their lives….or give them the tools to create generational wealth..

    but corrupt minorities are just fine in the wealth, social and economic department, no problems at all..

    their ususal scam…


  51. @African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved,

    I am afraid it is a lost case here in Barbados for the majority population. Black Barbadians simply do not have the spirit to defend their own interests. Tron dismissively called them Aborigines. Aborigines became the minority and not the majority once the British flooded Australia with racist white people.

    No doubt Donna will dismiss me for being negative. I would urge her to wake up and smell the coffee beans.


  52. @ Artax
    Contributions such as these are very important. I honestly don’t think that we should be wasting time with clowns, who are so partisan and pro- Mia , that they cannot see any further than a news clip or some other form of media .
    Those who don’t have amnesia would have gone through the same thing with the pro/ Barrow crowd , who wanted to kill anybody who criticized him.
    For example: what is Persaud’s record on solving problems? Remember Four Seasons.
    What did we know about Greenidge before he was apparently loaned to us by the IMF. What is his track record.
    As for Mascoll he spent donkey years criticizing Owen’s economic policy , brought a no confidence motion against the BLP and then joined the BLP cabinet.
    Who paying them. What are they being paid and for what. These are the questions we need to ask.
    Layne and the others realise that they can govern by impressions and with largesse tight, they have to come up with sweet sounding schemes.
    One of problems Mia has is that she is surrounded by people who cannot challenge her and who seem ill equipped to deal with the problems in their respective ministries and basic levels of constituency representation.
    Peace

    For example


  53. “Black Barbadians simply do not have the spirit to defend their own interests. ”

    that spirit was DRIVEN OUT of them BY the CORRUPT…..over the last 100 YEARS..

    not a fella gotta wake up, they look real good RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE….sufficient conscious minds have waken up over the last decade that enables us as Afrikans to MOVE FORWARD….the rest are just fine where they are, no invitation necessary…


  54. Artax,

    Ignore the compulsive liar and the implausible denier!

    Stick to being rational and reasonable! Address each topic according to what you KNOW by way of ACTUAL RESEARCH and professional experience.

    Debunk what needs to be debunked. Call out the crazy crap for the benefit of those who seek information rather than INFLAMMATION.

    And let them continue to fool themselves that we have reason to be “grateful” to them for their “service”!

    Or do a one-liner relief valve and get back on track with your analysis!

    They are convinced that anybody who disagrees with them in the slightest is a partisan clown when all we want is HONEST discourse.

    PUFFED UP POPPETS!


  55. TLSN September 29, 2022 7:49 AM #: ”
    Has anybody noticed how members of this government continues to demoralise and criticise their own black people. They do it with aplomb and relish. Hal, the British journalist, would on occasions do the same and would get castigated for it.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Austin is a pompous, condescending bugger, who used pejorative remarks to insult and humiliate specific persons who contributed to BU.
    Those contributors were WITHIN THEIR RIGHT to LIKEWISE USE the FORUM to CASTIGATE him for for his UNACCEPTABLE behaviour.

    Please inform the forum how you arrived at the conclusion, “There is no such castigation to whites or minorities?”


  56. William…as we realized for years…we know who the THREATS and IMMEDIATE dangers to us are …they have long been identified….and we know how to AVOID them…

    2 groups…

    the politicians are extremely dangerous……always have been….that was the weapon of choice for many decades, and they worked well to LURE THE FOOLS, the weakest minded….now that scheme is becoming unusable. only sheep trust politicians and they are recognized as the weakest links… so we will see how that ENDS…

    the hardcore Slaves are equally deadly, …they must be avoided at all cost until their turn comes .don’t want their stench any closer than where it is right now…

    we have reached this place finally.


  57. William
    When historical mistakes are made and reinforced over decades there comes a point where cultural retrieval becomes impossible.

    That point has come!

    This does not mean that more and more creative ways will not be unearthed to borrow more money or engage in a fanciful financial engineering aimed at fooling that growth will return but these will fail.

    And such failure will only become clear to most when the shit his the fan again. The centre cannot hold no matter how much lipstick is applied to this pig.


  58. Comedy Central! None more entertaining than the tag team specialists. You would swear government acquiring the whole of St.Lawrence Gap. FYI even a sq ft for infrastructural works requires acquisition. But hear 18 properties and as usual take on the BU town crier role. No wonder them scrambling to explain consevator. Few days ago, someone complained about Highway 7 and I kept quiet, and will continue to. Y’all ain’t gine win de argument. Trust!


  59. we won already, since yall don’t know how a conservator can swing things…..ya still lost in the dark and not a fella will explain it to you…..we know much better……only certain info for shallow minds to hurt themselves with…there is a cutoff point……..can’t give ya anything deeper than that…

    so it’s really useless fishing…


  60. @ David

    The lady submitted the request, via “the simple link,” on Google Forms, since September 5, 2022.
    Today is September 30, and she hasn’t received any response as yet.

    The lady thanks you for the offer to assist her. But, she said why should she, after making direct contact to Layne’s office, have to rely on a THIRD PARTY to FACILITATE her REQUEST, when he or his assistant already have her contact details, through which they could’ve responded.

    She believes she has been disrespected and is no longer interested in seeing him.


  61. @ Artax
    This is the nonsense that happens. If you don’t know somebody that knows somebody, you can’t get anything done.
    And we are always prepared to accept nonsense.
    The lady is correct not to accept “ third party” help because she did not vote for any third party help.
    You would note that there are some who would not believe that this callous treatment of constituents actually exists.
    I saw an MP operate at the highest level and this kind of bull shit never happened.
    From the outset, I would have never imagined that you would have brought this to our attention without careful knowledge of the matter.
    I read on BU for donkey years baseless nonsense propagated by well known partisan clowns and never a finger was lifted or anybody going behind their back to investigate the nonsense from either the BLP or DLP partisan clowns.
    Keep up the good work. We may not always agree but respect is due.
    I hope Mr. Layne does better going forward. My observations of him do not matter but he does seem to have some skills when it comes to community work. He should put those skills first and not fall into political masquerading.
    I really think that if he is alert , he would realise you actually did him a favor by exposing this obvious stupidity.
    Peace.


  62. @ Artax,

    ……..PLEASE! Hal is not here to defend himself. He was a valuable asset to BU warts and all.

    Donna it is always interesting to talk with the locals and to use observation as a guide to inform oneself. I would advise you to do the same. I have encountered a mix bag of people and have listened to them without prejudice.


  63. so it’s really useless fishing……won’t help ya anyway, ya already TRAPPED…

    we can now only watch the show for the entertainment value…]

    so whatever happened to celebrating a 20 YEAR DEBT TRAP…..


  64. @TLSNSeptember 29, 2022 7:49 AM

    For year and day I have been lamenting the lack of work ethic among our indigenous masses. Good to see that the Deputy of our Supreme Leader has now come around to my way of thinking.

    Other than that, I am also seeing very encouraging developments. The new IMF programme shines with the holy triad of privatisation, flexibilisation and deregulation. The only thing missing is so-called currency modernisation. LOL.

    Anyway, the Barbados Liberal Party (New BLP) is moving in the right direction …

    There is no black or white economic policy, but only right or wrong.


  65. William….ah guess we int getting no bragging and boasting in celebration…

    …maybe they are saving it for when the shit really hits the fan…lol


  66. TLSN September 29, 2022 10:28 AM

    RE: “……..PLEASE! Hal is not here to defend himself.

    Was he HERE to DEFEND HIMSELF when YOU ‘said,’ “Has anybody noticed how members of this government continues to demoralise and criticise their own black people.” [….] Hal, the British journalist, WOULD on occasions DO THE SAME?”

    RE: “Donna it is always interesting to talk with the locals and to use observation as a guide to inform oneself. I would advise you to do the same.”

    You’re advising me “to do the same?”

    My friend, YOU DO NOT KNOW whether or not I engage in similar activities. Therefore, it’s very PRESUMPTUOUS of you to offer me such advice.

    It seems as though you believe what people contribute to Barbados Underground accurately represents the views, opinions or behaviours of the entire population.
    That if someone does not discuss what they have done or not done in this forum, is indicative they have not done anything.

    RE: “He was a valuable asset to BU warts and all.”

    That’s YOUR opinion, which must be respected.


  67. @ Artax,
    Why do you always give me a hard time – ease up man!

    On a serious note, some on BU keep pumping out the message that Mia needs time, even though she has been re-elected twice. Some of you may not have heard of the anonymous British prime minister – Liz Truss. She has been in the job for days and the UK press are not giving her a free ride. Liz Truss must envy the position of Mia who is never questioned or scrutinised by our local media.

    A strong media would assist Mia and the BLP to raise their game, sadly this will never happen. Hal, unquestionably, brought an insurgency and a critical evaluation to the debate.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/29/liz-truss-local-radio-interviews-media-verdict


  68. “Liz Truss must envy the position of Mia who is never questioned or scrutinised by our local media.”

    they are not media, they are political pimps keeping the dirty corrupt racist status quo intact.


  69. Artax you are quite correct this joker Tlsn and her friends behave as if they know people from a blog.They seem to feel they have a lock on knowledge wishing to tell bajans what to do and who to vote for.They do not live bout here so take a flying leap.Few of us care anything about the opinions of of Waru, Pacha, Skinner, Bush Tea or TLSN.Get lost.I gone.


  70. Lorenzo

    At least the people you alleged who don’t live bout here would not be culpable in the mess those you think who do live bout here are.

    This internecine war has long been waged by your ilk on self. Recall, the Bajans who went to Panama and came back with nuff money and wanted to buy agricultural plantations. For it was people like rassoul you Lorenzo who passed laws in the parliament of Barbados to limit them to a single acre.

    Up to this very day Bajans have no affinity with, cultural memory of, those Panamanian Bajans whose descendants are still there today. Indeed, yuh just have to leave Barbados for six months before you could be viewed with suspicion by the likes of a Lorenzo. It is Lorenzo who would call those returning from England mad.

    When Rihanna, for example, is giving things to the QEH these arguments from the small-minded seem to take a brief vocation.

    These are the mistakes former slaves continue to make on the alter of political tribalism and in defense of a system which has delivered perdition. Give her another 30-love then. The people you presumed not to live here should have no emotional dog in that fight.

    Don’t hit and run. Yuh Bajan coward. Come and tek yuh licks.
    .


  71. “This internecine war has long been waged by your ilk on self. Recall, the Bajans who went to Panama and came back with nuff money and wanted to buy agricultural plantations. For it was people like rassoul you Lorenzo who passed laws in the parliament of Barbados to limit them to a single acre.”

    and the wicked criminals still managed to RoB those who returned from Panama and worked for generations to buy huge estates, contributed significantly to the development of both Panama and Barbados….. so that criminal minorities could enjoy the fruits of Afrikan labor and steal from their descendants….

    their GNORANCE is unpalatable, a living and breathing organism..

    “These are the mistakes former slaves continue to make on the alter of political tribalism and in defense of a system which has delivered perdition.”

    a cowardly mouse with Slave attributes..

    Pacha….they are so dumb, they don’t even know they live in a FAKE WORLD, with FAKE IDENTITIES, practice FAKE RELIGION AND FAKE POLITICS….ignorant…..and now LOST IN CYBERSPACE…


  72. their IGNORANCE is unpalatable, a living and breathing organism..

    the identities of who stole 5 or 6 HUGE ESTATES from those who worked for at least 3 or 4 generations in Panama… and the traitor politicians who enabled those multi-million dollar thefts, billions by now…. are well known…

    people are still FIGHTING to have those properties returned to their rightful owners, the descents…..the evil sellout niga mind is a terrible thing…..just as bad as the evil criminal jealous envious mind of covetous minority demons…

    and the last administration of crooks had the nerve to try to LURE the descendants of those people still in Panama to Barbados to RoB them again…


  73. @ Pacha:
    “When Rihanna, for example, is giving things to the QEH these arguments from the small-minded seem to take a brief vocation.”
    Thank you @ Pacha !
    Both you and @ WURA need to ignore and dismiss the partisan clowns.
    Peace.


  74. Skinner
    We could have mentioned much more.
    For example, the remittances given, especially around Covid to supports families in this godforsaken place. And this has long been but is never considered as an important element of economy.

    And then there is direct investment by “people who don’t live bout here” but somehow when other people who know nothing about Barbados do it it’s made to be something special while Bajans abroad doing the same thing are ignored for decades.

    And we could go on and on.

    These actions best explain the recessive culture that ilk continue struggling to uphold. It’s best explain by the UN as crypto-racism, institutionalized.


  75. @ Pacha; @ WURA
    Ignore and dismiss the shameless partisans:
    The much maligned Mark Maloney prior to 2018.
    Now :
    Hyatt (DLP)
    Vaccines (BLP)
    Houses (DLP & BLP)
    St. Lawrence Gap ( BLP)
    More to come.
    Peace.
    St. Lawrence Gap(BLP)
    Ignore and dismiss the shameless partisans.
    Peace


  76. “For example, the remittances given, especially around Covid to supports families in this godforsaken place. And this has long been but is never considered as an important element of economy.”

    the dirty dangerous FRAUDS…never ever want to admit that remittances from those who work through all types of harsh seasons and negative conditions in the diaspora keeps the island afloat and has FOR DECADES……….tourism is a few months a year….REMITTANCES ARE DAILY…..THEY HAVE GOTTEN BILLIONS and still PRETEND that it does not stablize the island financially..

    the nastiness of these stupid criminals only want to boast:

    de whte tourists does bring money fuh we
    we cahn eat widout de white tourists
    tourism is the only way we could survive…

    and on and on WITH THEIR FRAUD,…goddamn Slaves selves….that’s why they don’t know HOW TO DIVERISFY.

    William….i agree, but at the first opportunity i strip these evil little mouse negro fowls DOWN TO THEIR BARE BONES….

    “And then there is direct investment by “people who don’t live bout here” but somehow when other people who know nothing about Barbados do it it’s made to be something special while Bajans abroad doing the same thing are ignored for decades.

    These actions best explain the recessive culture that ilk continue struggling to uphold. It’s best explain by the UN as crypto-racism, institutionalized.”

    the nasty niga mind.


  77. Skinner
    All of those were opportunities to transform the country economically. Avoid what is now unavoidable.

    But these idiots have always preferred other people to command everything.

    And now these same people will be asking those who have been rejected for decades to support the very cultural systems which continue to give them hell.


  78. @ Pacha; @ WURA
    Ignore and Dismiss the shameless partisans

    Nation News September 24th, 2021

    Mia; Overseas Barbadians can help with Pandemic

    Barbados is appealing to its diaspora to join the battle at home against the deadly COVID-19 virus, which has so far taken 63 lives.

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley told medical, nursing and other health care professionals assembled by the Barbados Consulate General during a special interaction via Zoom in Manhattan on Wednesday night, that their birthplace was confronting a critical shortage of nurses, doctors and some highly-skilled and experienced people.

    Mottley is in New York attending the United Nations General Assembly. She was joined by Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Dr Jerome Walcott and Consul General Mackie Holder.

    The Prime Minister suggested those overseas could eventually become members of a “Bajan Medical Brigade” who, like the Cubans, could jump into action to help save lives. (TB)


  79. One time a White man Chris McHale, seem to remember,, called Ershine Sandifird “an errant school boy” and those slaves saw nothing wrong with it.

    Indeed, they soon joined in a protest March which brought him down.

    So an Irishman could cuss a prime minister and actively campaign to bring him down but Black Bajans deemed ti be living abroad can’t even comment. What an idiot! What a “cuntry”.


  80. “Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley told medical, nursing and other health care professionals assembled by the Barbados Consulate General during a special interaction via Zoom in Manhattan on Wednesday night, that their birthplace was confronting a critical shortage of nurses, doctors and some highly-skilled and experienced people.”

    they have NO SHAME…..they really think they can treat people who have survived all types of winters, racism and social issues like they don’t belong when they return to Barbados..

    ..she tink she could send them to other countries and POCKET THEIR MONEY…..delusional…

    ..she really think she can lure sensible people by playing on their emotions with slick talking lies……she might catch a few, but when they SEE FOR THEMSELVES….good luck…

    did she tell them how the last set of nurses were treated like slaves, had their salaries that they worked for BLOCKED IN THE BANK because they refused to CONFORM to slavehood……


  81. William….have you noticed every time there is a world stage run, immediately after there is an attempt made to LURE the unsuspecting, the nostalgic or the feeble-minded who would be impressed by that basic shit…


  82. @ WURA;@ Pacha
    As recently as two weeks or less ago. Mia was again asking those in the Diaspora to invest their skills and money in the country. She also encouraged their children and grandchildren to consider doing the same even though they were born outside of Bim.
    I am certain that when or if she reads the comments of these shameless partisan clowns, she is embarrassed.
    Ignore and dismiss them.
    Peace.


  83. Wait, YOU are advising ME to go out and talk with the locals???????

    SMH. I do that EVERY TIME I step out of this house.

    You come for a visit and think you have a better handle on it than I do.

    You obviously are selective about what your brain remembers about my posts.

    I have told this blog MANY TIMES that I make it a point to walk and talk to average Bajans of all ages and sexes at least a couple of times a month. I talk to people I know and people I don’t know. Often, I get their whole life story. I am a talker but also a sympathetic listener. It is a knack I have.

    That you think that you can inform me is laughable. What ARROGANCE!

    Steupse!

    I am fully awake and smelling the
    mouth-watering aroma of my coffee. Are your NHS nurses smelling coffee? My mother (who left their ilk for the QEH) is smelling her coffee too. There was never a day when we couldn’t buy it and there isn’t yet. If that day arises, we will drink lemongrass, bay leaf, soursop and ginger all of which we can and do grow right here, two of them right outside my door..

    Barbados has issues. That nobody can deny. But you seem to enjoy painting it even worse than it is.

    It is some sort of fetish. You need to work on that.

    MEANWHILE, I will continue to be level-headed and keep things in the correct perspective.

    And prepare for what appears to be hard times ahead for most of the world’s people.


  84. Skinner
    Yes. But we’ve never been able to do that on a fair playing field.

    We recall on a particular occasion controll of hundreds of millions of USD was asserted.

    On trying to move it to Barbados to fund a project a Black bank manager in Bridgetown called our international financial partners to tell them not to do business with us.

    Fearing a law suit, the partners called us immediately to so inform

    These are the types of things Black Bajans trying to do business in Barbados will still face. Lorenzos in high places.

    Surely you’ll recall the Bajan who wanted to assemble cars some years ago. Many others?

    And we’re supposed to forget this unaddressed history. Never!


  85. “I am certain that when or if she reads the comments of these shameless”

    i gotta side with you on that….they vote for all kinda CRIMES AGAINST THEMSELVES….then proficiently EMBARRASS EVERY DAY on an anonymous blog, whom they vote for…

    no wonder they GET RoBBed by the billions of dollars……but the pull of votes is more important than some backward fowls….whom ya can LEAVE STRANDED in bare survival mode or stuck generationally in poverty..

    tek dah for embarassing corrupt politicians and VOTING THEM BACK IN EVERY 5 or 10 YEARS..

    wuh if those in the diaspora read some of the divisive shit posted on BU about them ….and then some got the nerve to want to reverse it because they want the people in the diaspora’s money….they should not get a dime, wuh de politicians duz SUFFER DEM….so wuh we saving dem fuh…wuh i culd tink like a bajan too…

    “These are the types of things Black Bajans trying to do business in Barbados will still face. Lorenzos in high places.

    Surely you’ll recall the Bajan who wanted to assemble cars some years ago. Many others?

    And we’re supposed to forget this unaddressed history. Never!”

    the Slave SCUM OF THE EARTH…


  86. Waru

    Putin is only a moderate in Russian politics. He has always been pushed to defend Russians everywhere by those on the left, since 20 years.

    Remember that the Communist Party has the second most seats within the Duma.

    But Putin is generally willing to end the war almost entirely based on facts on the ground. But America, NATO, cannot seek peace. For the orders of magnitude are tooo great. It would mean a conclusive defeat for the West. Hastening imperial decline.

    So you are generally quite right. There shall be an escalation as the West seeks to save Empire and as Russia has just and will continue a more aggressive war with its hands now untied legally. No more Special Operation. It shall be all out war now. Or an anti terrorism operation.

    Should both equally escalate and given the pipeline terrorist attack, which was a declaration of war on Russia, there is now a good possibility that NATO states, who have always be belligerents will be bombed to prevent weapons supplied to the battlefield.


  87. “But Putin is generally willing to end the war almost entirely based on facts on the ground. But America, NATO, cannot seek peace. For the orders of magnitude are tooo great. It would mean a conclusive defeat for the West. Hastening imperial decline.”

    what they are NOT SEEING, in a shortsighted state, is that they will need these people in the future…after all the bloodshed and misery……saving face when you do not hold all the cards is CRAP…

    violence begets more violence and don’t always go as planned..


  88. Waru

    Russia offered solutions for at least 8 years.
    Contrary to promises made since 1991 NATO insist on surrounding Russia more and more as a precedent for war.
    The Anglo Saxons have always intended, for hundreds of years, to break up Russia and steal its resources.
    This is a just war!

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