Tag Archives: Mia Mottley

What Divides Us?

Submitted by Observing “In her address explaining the decision to hold the election, Mottley called on the people of Barbados to “unite around a common cause, unite behind a single government, unite behind a single leader.” She added that she did not want Barbados to be a “divided nation.” But what divides us? Calling a snap election 18 months before

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Strike Action During a Pandemic!

The ongoing dispute between Unity Workers Union (UWU) and government exposes the boast we are an uneducated people. It seems the height of ignorance actors on both sides are unable to resolve a dispute involving healthcare workers during a pandemic. This has occurred in a country with a social partnership established with a mandate to prioritize a space to facilitate

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Message to Mama Mia

For the first time in his life the blogmaster is overwhelmed by a feeling of melancholy after following the opening salvo of the January 19, 2022 general election campaign. A general election called eighteen months before it is constitutionally due because Prime Minister Mia Mottley in her infinite wisdom wants a mandate from the electorate to validate important decisions she

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My How They “care”

Submitted by Observing First they gave a non-impactful salary increase. Then they raised taxes and rates in every place possible. Then they kept gas prices high despite world conditions. Of course they watch silently as retailers raise their prices left right and center. Then they restructured government bonds that found bondholders getting less and taking longer to do so, maybe

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Nothing to See Here (NTSH)

Submitted by Observing First the strategy was smoke and mirrors, then it was detract and deflect now it is “nothing to see here” (NTSH) The Prime Minister announces a willingness to pay $48 for vaccines which cost $12. NTSH A permanent secretary signs off on a $10 million dollar agreement without their own Minister’s knowledge. NTSH The biggest Cabinet of

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Mia Mottley Government Must Work Harder to Build Trust with Barbadians

Prime Minister Mia Mottley was a bubbling fountain of information yesterday. She was courteous enough to advise Barbadians she will be jetting off to New York to attend a climate change meeting at the United Nations, New York and will take the opportunity to have a bilateral exchange with the President of Ghana. One positive all will admit is that

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Red Bag Politics

Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall

Less than one month after the Phillip J. Pierre’s St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) won the government in St. Lucia from Allen Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP) the Deputy Governor General read the following in the Throne Speech:- My Government in recognition of the widespread, unprecedented reports of alleged corruption during the term of the last administration will appoint a

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Mia’s Blunders

In recent weeks two events created embarrassment for the Mia Mottley led government. First it was the still born Little Island Big Barbados BTMI matter followed by the snub after she demanded the smutty Trojan Riddim video be removed from the YouTube streaming service. Three years after achieving an unprecedented victory in the 2018 general election and riding the crest

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Speed Dials and Privileges

Submitted by BU Regular In Barbados speed dialing is usually reserved for your closest friends, your bestest buddy. That person who can get you out of jail or the mud if you need to. It is with passing interest therefore that a reputed “businessman” who was previously charged for trafficking of drugs from an area associated with certain activity was

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The Misdeeds of the USA

Two matters of interest to the blogmaster heading into the Easter weekend. This comment is meant for Pacha sent via the blogmaster’s mailbox: Re Chauvin’s trial I’m still shaking my head as to why the Minnesota murderer, Derek Chauvin, was not charged with first-degree murder in addition to/or in the alternative to various charges against him. Hope, however, springs eternal. 

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The Mottley Shuffle

ˌCabinet reˈshuffle noun  –  a change in the members of the British Cabinet, decided by the prime minister, in which some members are given different jobs, some members lose their jobs, and new members are brought in. Longman The Mottley cabinet reshuffle has generated tanta debate in the country. This is not surprising given her decision to appoint a 26 strong Cabinet supported by a bevy of parliamentary secretaries

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The Spectre of Mottley

It is mid term and the political temperature just went up after Prime Minister Mia Mottley executed  a shake up to her management team – see Prime Minister Mia Mottley Changes Cabinet. Unlike her predecessor Freundel Stuart who preferred to hideaway on the hilltop of Mount Olympus and descend to talk to the people only if poked and cajoled- Mottley

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CGID RESPONDS TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS AND THE OAS

Submitted by Rickford Burke, President, Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) It is unfortunate that, in response to intense solicitation and lobbying from Guyana’s opposition People Progressive Party (PPP) and their lobbyists, the Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, as well as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the ABCE Ambassadors in Guyana,

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Barbadians Take Pause to Watch Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s CNN Interview

During the last decade the BU blogmaster has not had the opportunity to highlight our prime ministers performing on the world stage/media. The election of Prime Minister Mia Mottley has corrected the problem. Today (2020-04-29) many Barbadians took pause at 2PM EST to watch Mottley with her usual oratory and unrestrained flair participate an interview with the world renown journalist 

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