Deliverance Leadership Pragmatism: (DLP or BLP) A New Direction

Submitted by Yardbroom
Barbadians urged to vote INTEGRITY

Barbadians urged to vote INTEGRITY

Deliverance from Whom?

Leadership to Where?

Pragmatic in what we can reasonably afford.

All underpinned by “INTEGRITY” for without that, we are nothing.

In a matter of days Barbados’ electorate will go to the Polls and elect a Government for the next five years.  The time for crunching figures is over.  The pollsters have trotted out their numbers, the columnists showing bias have pontificated on the rightness of their selections and those in the shadows with much to gain, have invested their dollars and largesse to be distributed, no doubt expecting a large return on their investment.  The manifestos are near ready but they too rely on that word INTEGRITY for without it, they will be as useful as a loser betting tickets discarded at the Garrison Savannah.

I asked deliverance, from whom?  Deliverance from those in the shadows, whose faces are never seen but their dollars are.  They do not mount platforms and tell ribald jokes, and their parentage, domestic arrangements and physiognomy are never questioned, but like a fox at a Leghorn fowl shin-dig, they cannot be ignored.

Leadership to Where?  Often it is not a question of what colour the boat is, but who is pulling on the oars.  It is here also that INTEGRITY stands in the way.  Everything must be underpinned by it, for without that we will continue to spin tops in the mud, and be as nothing.

In a contract for 5 million dollars and there is a million dollars cut, that million must be made up, either in the quality of materials or the level of service, because inbuilt in the arrangement will be less inspection, quality and accountability.  Then there is the question of firm employed, all will not play ball, so the one  that does come on board, even if  of questionable bona fide will be used.  Even as important in this arrangement, how will you – the elected – and by extension the people be perceived.  Away from the white shirts and smart suits in the boardrooms.  They – the elected – will be seen as just “another” to bend the knee for a dollar, no INTEGRITY.

Does it matter?  Yes it does, for the extra millions many times multiplied could have been more productively spent on the poor and those without white shirts and smart suits.

For those who believe you can properly govern without INTEGRITY being at the heart of what you do.  I say it is like asking a compulsive drinker to take care of the uncorked rum bottle and believe him when he asserts, he will not take a drop.

When all the hype is discarded, promises made forgotten and you are alone with your thoughts in that voting booth to place your X, think  INTEGRITY.  If you can think INTEGRITY before, during and after you have placed your X.  You will not be far off, in voting for a Barbados with a future and one that your children and grandchildren will most likely be proud to be a part of.

Yes! just vote INTEGRITY.

0 responses to “Deliverance Leadership Pragmatism: (DLP or BLP) A New Direction

  1. Crazy Horse Jockey; perhaps you are right. An unholy alliance between HH and SCL

  2. Crazy Horse Jockey

    SCL?

  3. Hi Checkit-Out
    A hand shake across a small stream.

  4. Observing(...)

    @yardbroom and check it out

    Thanks for demonstrating how to discuss debate and disagree without invective insult and innuendo.

    My faith is restored!!!

    Please stage some tutorial course for some of our politicians. Thanks!

    Observing

  5. The quip of the week thus far , PM Stuart says that Arthur and Mascoll are such highly touted Economists……..that no one remembers them beyond the Careenage !

    On reflection, seeing how those 2 Economists performed on the GREENLAND project we are not surprised .

  6. ‘What balance fails to grasp is that it will take a nucleus of a people who possess the characteristic of integrity (and others) within the system to transform”
    I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WILL BE DIFFICULTY IN IN TURNING THE CLOCK BACK TO START FRESH; BUT WE HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE. ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE ONE OF THE NUCLEUS OF PEOPLE YOU SPEAK ABOUT? THEN USE THE POWER OF YOUR PEN AND FORUM TO ADVOCATE CHANGE; RATHER THAN GIVING THE STATUS QUO A FREE PASS. ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

  7. The quip of the week thus far , PM Stuart says that Arthur and Mascoll are such highly touted Economists……..that no one remembers them beyond the Careenage !

    THE QUIP OF THE WEEK IS THAT NO ONE TAKES MR STUART SERIOUSLY NOT EVEN HIS OWN COLLEAGUES

  8. Fuel prices high, water n light a pickpocket,
    Cell and phone,a rip rip rip.
    Nothing to smile about,
    More price gouging trips
    Leave us then with barely anything,
    Empty pockets, heads tottering.

    But hear DEM in Parliament
    Bellowing geese with fife
    Black Rock people, need more fortitude
    Raising wooddoves, stocks, sheep….
    On scratch grain n rice
    Making a real mockery ..
    On the poor people’s plight,
    Tekk it light Khris
    Day soon change to night
    ONIONS YOUR CAMPAIGN ANTHEM SHOULD BE PJ’ SONG——–RICE GONE UP————–
    SUGAR GONE UP—–
    SSCRATCH GRAIN GONE UP-

  9. Hats off to Marilyn Rice Bowen and NOW they dealt with Owen masterly. He asked for it and got it good dont think we going hear from him on the matter of abuse of women for awhile. We may hear from kerrie Symmonds domestic problems never far away from him.
    HOW IRONIC THE CALL BY OF ALL PEOPLE MRS RICE-BOWEN WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN A SITTING MEMBER IN THE LAST PARLIAMENT AS A RESULTOF THE SWING TOWARDS DLP HAD SHE NOT BEEN FORCED OUT IN FAVOUROF MR PAUL.I THINK MRS RICE-BOWEN SHOULD BE AGITATING ABOUT HER RESIGNATION/ OUSTERFROM THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE NHC BY MR LASHLEY’S. MISS MOTTLEY NEEDS NO SUPPORT, SHE WILL LEAD THE BLP OR DLP AS SURE AS NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY.

  10. Owen Arthur even ignored the pleadings of the then Supervisor of Insurance so that Leroy Parris was allowed to continue selling questionable insurance policies”

    MR PARRIS PUBLICLY ADMITTED THAT IT WAS MR THOMPSON WHO SANCTIONED HIS SALE OF POLICIES IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE DIRECTIVE OF THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ST UP BY THE SAME MR THOMPSON. THERE IS A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT THAT ILLADVISED STATEMENT BY MR PARRIS IMPACTING NEGATIVELY ON MR THOMPSON’S INTEGRITY COULD HAVE HASTENED MR THOMPSON’S DEPARTURE.

  11. MR CHECKITOUT, YOUR COMMENTS TO YARDBROOM’S MISSIVE ARE APT AND ECHO MY THINKING AS WELL. THE DLP FROM CAMMIE TUDOR DAYS WERE VERSED THROUGH THE ACADEMY OF POLITICS TO DISTORT THE TRUTH TO THEIR ADVANTAGE.TAKE FOR INSTANCE, THE PRIVATISATION ISSUE WHICH THEY HAVE MANAGED TO USE NEGATIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY AGAINST THE BLP WHEN PRIVATISATION WAS PART OF THEIR POLICY SINCE 1992 AS A RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL POLICY STATEMENT BY MR THOMPSON, THEN MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE. MY SON WHO DOES NOT EVEN SHOW AN INTEREST IN POLITICS CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL AND SAYS THE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT VOTE BL BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO SELL THE TRANSPORT BOARD AND SCHOOL CHIDREN WILL HAVE TO PAY BUS FARE,

  12. Balance you were school by the same Cammie Tudor do you recall distorting the truth at NUPW –do you recall selling the mahogany and not paying in the money -tell us about the buying club and medical centre which you were the adviser to -tell us about how you advise Walter Maloney and Denis Clarke to break all the rules at the union -tell us how you used the funds to go to CUBA -tell us how you defended SUZETTE when she feel up a secretary –tell us how you defended Denis Clarke receiving a full salary when he was on sick leave and at the same time receiving NIS benefits –you have both worlds a pension from government ,one from NIS and a monthly salary from NUPW -you are a traitor wearing a red shirt to the front with yellow to the back

  13. Eric that is the same mentality that is driving people to vote BLP. one if selfinterest and greed .Country be damned. Nothing more ! nothing less. The “ME” mentality is alive and well in barbados while the country drowns in political opportunism and a people determine to go along for the ride as long it is free.

  14. @Balance,

    do you have a problem with your eyes? No need to type everything in caps.

    try holding down the ctrl key and tapping the + key to zoom in.

  15. Ac and hants
    Balance has always been a two sided sword and will always be dont worry too much about him –he will be fully exposed in a few weeks when NUPW eletions are up and running ,he Walter Maloney,Denis Clarke and d side kick women .Selfishness has been the hall mark of them —

    The Barbados labour has been saying that civil servants has not had an increase in salaries since 2009 and thats true but would you beeive that Denis Clarke was the first man to tell the Government not to increase these salaries .

  16. Denis was the man who totd Thompson not to grant increases ,but Denis crooked partner said at a Council that the CUSTSAB was the person who agreed to a wage restrain but yet they have been telling the staff at nupw to ask for increases
    .MORE on thses corrupt leaders soon

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