Tag Archives: Mia Mottley

Prime Minister MIA Mottley Delivers An Empty Emancipation Day Message

August 2 signals another Emancipation Day, another public holiday for the masses to revel in the carnival season and engage other leisure activities – a few may reflect on what the day is intended. Emphasis on a few if one measures public participation at events arranged to celebrate the day. In her Emancipation Day message Prime Minister implores Bajans to

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No Quick Fix

Submitted by Just Observing Every once in a while this government finds a catch phrase and sticks to it. We had our “nothing to see here” moments. There was the famous “lost decade” and “old guard.” Once upon time it was “all uh we, my friends and no retreat no surrender.” The newest catch phrase is “no quick fix.” Dale

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Mottley’s Decision Rejected

The decision by Prime Minister Mia Mottley to reverse the controversial appointment of 18 year old Khaleel Kothdiwala is unfortunate. It was evident from exchanges in the last session of the Upper House the amendment to the Constitution to allow Khaleel’s sitting would not have garnered support from independent senators. Immediately after the January 19, 2022 general election Prime Minister

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Prime Minister Mottley Delivers in Ghana

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley has called on Ghanaians to mark 7th September as Africa-Caricom Day. Joyonline.com Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley was invited to participate in Ghana’s 65th Independence anniversary. To be expected she delivered a speech that has provoked discussion. Related Links: There cannot be first-class and second-class countries – Barbados Prime Minister Let’s

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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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