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The Edmund Hinkson and George Payne Story, EXPOSED–Dale Marshall

The following is the Witness Statement of Dale Dermont Marshall who was Chairman of what BU describes as the  tumultuous BLP Parliamentary meeting held on 25 February 2013 to select  a political leader.

Dale Marshall Witness Statement (1)

Dale Marshall Witness Statement (2)

Dale Marshall Witness Statement (3)

Dale Marshall Witness Statement (4)

Dale Marshall Witness Statement (5)

Dale Marshall Witness Statement (6)

The Edmund Hinkson and George Payne Story, EXPOSED

The following was extracted from the witness filings in the Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne Barbados Labour Party affair:

Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (1)

Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (2)

Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (3)

Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (4)

Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (5)

Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (6)

Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (7)

Mia Will Walk

Mia Mottley, Leader of the Opposition

Mia Mottley, Leader of the Opposition

The following is a statement issued by the leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party Mia Mottley. The action by Mia Mottley may prove to be a defining moment for her in the battle of public perception over BLP leadership. If she is able to rally her troops on Thursday, it will go a long way to prove she is the preferred leader.

The implementation of the Muni Tax, for whatever reason, has provoked Barbadians from all spheres to rally against it. The good thing is that it has brought focus to bear on the vexing issue of solid waste management. Barbadians must try to separate political rhetoric and naked political opportunism from the real issue read Kerri Symmonds.

Thanks ‪#‎Barbados‬ for coming out to our mass meeting last Sunday to show your support. http://bit.ly/1p7hDKx

I SHALL NOW DO MY DUTY. I propose to take that first step. I have prayed on it. I shall walk. I shall walk on Thursday at midday from Parliament to Government Headquarters on Bay Street.

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BLP Squabbling

Leader of the BLP Mia Mottley (l) Former Leader of the BLP Owen Arthur (r)

Leader of the BLP Mia Mottley (l) Former Leader of the BLP Owen Arthur (r)

At a time Barbadians are crying out for leadership the official Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has pursued a strategy to retreat into political obscurity.  In the same way many believe the government is responsible for rolling out policies that are heavily influenced by the dictates of international lending and credit rating agencies so too the behaviour of the BLP is being dictated by a high level of factionalism.

In is not uncommon for political parties while in opposition to engage in internal squabbling. Unfortunately this is an aged old process which serves as a crucible for the best of the best to emerge. Our democracy was tested in the Thompson versus Mascoll years and history seems destine to be repeated with the Mottley versus Arthur saga now playing out.

Mia Mottley has had to suffer the ignominy of being rejected by parliamentary colleagues. We all remember the so named Gang of 5 who anticipated an easy win at the polls with Thompson’s death imminent and in the Prior Park Accord recalled Arthur to keep out Mottley. What cursory study reveals is that there is an influential element in the BLP who come hell or high water will fight against Mottley becoming prime minister of Barbados.  What makes a mockery of our party system is the political gimmicks which an unsuspecting electorate must endure as narrow and selfish interest play out within political parties. The irony is that Arthur has suffered two devastating defeats and yet the message is still not clear to the Arthur faction.

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Will the Real Trevor Please Stand Up

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Trevor Prescod - BLP M.P.

Trevor Prescod – BLP M.P.

It seems as if Trevor Precod is hell bent on reducing further – if that is really possible – his already less than impressive political career.  At a time when Prescod as the oldest Member of Parliament both on the BLP and DLP benches should be focusing on creating some kind of achievements record, no matter how thin in content, he has caused the public to give another and harder look at how he has been operating.

First of all, it is now patently clear that Trevor “Bum Best” Prescod has an in-built sense of inferiority that compels him to adopt servile positions to persons he considers his intellectual and or social superior. We well remember how he has hero-worshipped Don Blackman to the point where he has imitated Blackman’s style and subject of speaking to the point where Prescod unnecessarily uses big words and long and confusing sentences, full of abandoned socialist jargon, when pontificating on obscure and out-dated topics of little concern to the public. All in an effort to sound like Don Blackman reincarnated, even though Prescod’s alter ego has long ago become a discredited political maverick.

People are now sure that untrustworthy as Don Blackman has become, he would nevertheless find revolting the fact that Prescod has now switched the object of his lap dog tendencies from one who paraded himself as a champion of the “masses” from Licorish Village and the Ivy and elsewhere, to the descendant of the “classes” from Sandy Lane and other areas of residence for Barbados’ social elite.

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Chris Sinckler:Political Germs Hosted by Queen Bee

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler suggested during the 2014 Estimates Debate that Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has allowed her political soul to be host for “two political germs”. Sinckler has become known for his rumshop political lexicon but did he go too far or should his vitriol be regarded as part of the cut and thrust of politics?

M.I.A. Must Go

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Mia Mottley, Leader of the Opposition

Mia Mottley, Leader of the Opposition

Barbados’ social and economic livelihood is currently under threat from infestation by an insidious phage which is more devastating than Ebola, SARS or Chikungunya.  This deadly pathogen is M.I.A. – Megalomaniacal Insidious Amoeba.  MIA must go!

The MIA phage had tried to over run and corrupt Barbados in the period 2008 to 2010 but its growth was quickly halted by a swift and effective political decapitation which rendered the the amoeba innocuous.  However, an unprecedented turn of events in 2013 created the right environment for the Megalomaniacal Insidious Amoeba to spawn and again spread its tentacles into dangerous territory.  To those who provide this amoeba with a power source it is time to rein it in.  Barbados can no longer bare the damage which this political creature is creating.  If left untapped the path of destruction which would be left will be irreparable.  MIA must go!

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