Category Archives: Politics

54 Not Out

On the 54th anniversary of our Independence as it is referred to signify the slashing of our navel string from former empire, several issues floated around the fertile mind of a lowly blogmaster about what to blog. We will read, listen view the usual scripting by program directors at the media houses. Barbadians everywhere will share on social media platforms

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Fact: Stillborn Third Parties

The St. George North by-election is done and dusted and there are conclusions this blogmaster is prepared to make from the predicted result. Although the political climate is ripe for a so-called third party political movement, it is evident the country is not prepared to seriously consider the option as presented. A collection of individuals who are individuals with no

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Converting Support into Votes

There have been several analyses of the recent by-election by persons who were not candidates. It is important for the historical record, that a candidate also do an analysis. All of the third party candidates expressed confidence that they would do well, myself included. We assumed that when persons said that we had their support, it meant that they would

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Grenville Phillips Speaks – I Do Not Know

The Government recently patched potholes along the road to Brighton in St George. It was foreseen that the high-quality asphalt, and the effort to install it, would be wasted. After the recent heavy rains, the asphalt washed away, the potholes became larger, and we simply resumed the daily game of ‘dodge-the-pothole’. Engineers normally use words like sub-standard, and poor workmanship,

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Closing Arguments

I believe that all candidates in this by election are accomplished persons, who can competently represent the people of St George North.  However, can they address the specific problems facing this constituency? The housing, drainage, roads, water, and transportation problems require engineering solutions – which I specialise in.  The unemployment problems require business development solutions, which I also specialise in.

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A Most Dangerous Secret

Candidates for political office normally identify problems in the constituency, and describe their capacity to address them.  All Candidates identified housing, roads, road repairs, transportation, drainage, and high unemployment as major problems in St George North. These problems have persisted through repeated BLP and DLP administrations.  If those administrations were serious about addressing them, they would have assembled the following

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2020 St. George North By-Election National Debate

The decision to have a national TV debate between the candidates contesting the St. George North constituency seat has been mired in controversy from the beginning. The result is that of the six candidates registered to contest the seat made vacant by the ‘retired out’ Gline Clarke, only candidates Toni Moore (BLP), Grenville Phillips (Solutions Barbados) and Alex Mitchell (BFP)

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Say Something Nice

It has not taken long for some political candidates to behave badly.  Even when their political party starts their meeting with prayer to our Creator, they still manage to find their way into the gutter. Perhaps things may improve if Candidates started their meetings, by saying something nice about their fellow candidates.  Since the suggestion is mine, I will start.

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Let the Debates Begin

The Prime Minister advised that CBC should allow debates between all candidates contesting the St George North by-election.  Political parties do not have to participate in these debates.  However, we think that it would be unwise not to participate. By participating, Candidates have the opportunity to both explain their plans to voters, and defend their plans from scrutiny from other

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Solutions Barbados Press Release – The Author of Confusion

Canvassing in St George North is getting congested.  There are now six political parties canvassing across the constituency.  Each party’s canvassers are known by their party colours, as is the norm in Barbados to avoid confusion during an election. The BLP wears red, the DLP wears yellow, Solutions Barbados wears green, the UPP wears Orange, and the BFP wears black. 

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Conversations with a Tyrant

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green ‘You don’t belong here comrade,’ you belong in Cuba, even Venezuela, not in Saint Vincent. You have devoted so much time and energy and given SVGs political support to others at the UN and elsewhere that we in SVG disprove of, leaving us feeling neglected and second class to those countries. You really should consider

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Active Macroeconomic Policies must be Maintained and Deepened by Caribbean Countries

The following report was distributed by the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 – David, Blogmaster (October 6, 2020) It will be essential to maintain and deepen active macroeconomic policies to achieve recovery and economic and social transformation after the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic, ECLAC indicated in a report entitled Economic Survey of Latin America

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