Will The Real Bajan Politician Please Stand-up?

Submitted by Hamilton Hill

Minister Kellman and Noel Lynch, Bajan Politicians

As the hands of life’s time peace moves us closer to the end of yet another year on planet earth, we as a people are faced with the realization that it also moves us closer to the crossroad where the wrong turn takes the most stable nation in the region down the path that others bigger and more resourceful have followed, and are yet to see even a glimmer of hope that recovery is within their grasp.

The up-coming general elections may well be yet another watershed moment in the history of the land to which we all lay claims of love. If those claims are to be taken seriously then we must engage in the act of introspective soul searching with the intent of bringing Barbados back to the days of yore when party affiliation was secondary and surfaced only at election time.Today it predominates our every move.The group that speaks begrudgingly of “The Fatted Calf” are constantly reminded of the life they enjoyed while living “High On The Hog” and the unconnected lot wait patiently for the crumbs that fall from the Party Table.

What choice do they have at this point?

Even here at Barbados Underground simple debates are as educational as they are partisan, and can quickly depart from every tenet of civil discourse, only to be replaced by language reminiscent of that from a political meeting of the People’s Pressure Movement. What some may refuse to admit but cannot overlook is the fact that there are glaring traits of similarity that bind the two major parties in a way that only serve to breathe life into the growing movement of scepticism. Dennis Kellman is the government’s version of the opposition’s Noel Lynch. They both have fallen head over heels in love with the sound of their respective voices, to the point where some say that they both are plagued by that malady Bajans call “Short Man Syndrome” (see me and hear me at all times)

Lets go as far back as the murder of Victor Pele`Parris. Were we not told by one party that they would get to the bottom of that? From Atlantic Shores to Brooklyn stretched the trail of evidence and? Fast forward to Jonathan Danos and 3S steel. While working for a company called Mabey & Johnson Ltd Mr. Danos was sued for taking kickbacks on deals done in Jamaica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, yet  was in bed with the Arthur administration. Today’s government still does business with 3S. Planted in the centre of a ministry is a man painted in infamy by the then opposition.

As both sides remind us of their quest to guide us out of third world status, they find it easier to facilitate a chosen few who found over-night riches, than to find a way to replace the pit toilets that far too many still have to use in this modern day Barbados. Silly as it may sound, after this election we may be talking of the Barbados we used to know. My vote goes to the first party that gives some politician a taste of prison. Perhaps I will never vote again.

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  1. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 7:37 AM #

    TIME they stop this forever plaster of Oh the Global Economies responsible for this…oh the Global Economies responsible for that..HUSH DO ! You all sound like parrots..How come other countries..under the same recession and doing well>>ANSWER ME THAT…..

    http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?v=66&t=50

    Tell the people the truth..FIGURES Dont lie ..
    107 Malta
    171 Dominica
    177 El Salvador…..??? yeah rite
    187 Cook Isl……Bare Tourism…nuttin else or breatfruits
    193 BARBADOS…….wha laud MURDER….at D top of D bottomers

    Chk link and see for Ya selves…..not BIG MOUT Holla outs !

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  2. David April 14, 2012 at 7:59 AM #

    Why don’t you compare the unemployment numbers?

    Why don’t you compare how many live below the poverty line in some of those countries,e.g. DR is 42%.

    If you want to appear credible that is.

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  3. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 8:05 AM #

    @ David
    I would appreciate your comparing and contrasting ‘restructuring’ efforts as well. Rather than constantly suggesting that the BLP ‘failed’ because they focused solely on selling land and FDI.

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  4. David April 14, 2012 at 8:07 AM #

    Let us have a look at Dominica now and not the mix of sectors (export) in the economy.

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2295.htm

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  5. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    Goal post shifting..thats what its called Goal post shifting….now they not interested in real GROWTH (GNP) ….the crux of the debate of Central Bank Gov .v.,Mascoll but now conveniently …..how many live below the poverty line….figures that DEPEND ON PAST ADMINISTRATIONS performances,( long term effect) NOT THIS ONE…we spotlighting this ONE….

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  6. David April 14, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    @enuff

    It is understood that this government has engaged in a conservative fiscal/monetary policy of containment to protect the international reserves. As it is the reserves is trending downwards now at 16 weeks. Isn’t is known that 70 cents out of every dollar leaves Barbados? There is the litmus test of the kind of economy groomed under both parties. This is where we need to locate our discussion, the challenge of a small open economy totally reliant on IB (tourism) to survive with source markets counted as USA, UK and Canada.

    On 14 April 2012 12:07, David wrote:

    > Let us have a look at Dominica now and not the mix of sectors (export) in > the economy. > > http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2295.htm > > > >

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  7. David April 14, 2012 at 8:14 AM #

    @old Onion

    Your propaganda will not fly in BU ok?

    GDP is only one statistical indicator to measure how a country is doing.

    Economics 101.

    Take a leaf from enuff who will oftentimes bring something meaty to support a position.

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  8. David April 14, 2012 at 8:19 AM #

    On a different note is there any feedback on the progress of the Ministry of Tourism White Paper?

    http://www.tourism.gov.bb/white-paper2.html

    To those journalist reading here is yet another issue which should get airplay instead of those issues which generate ratings paper sales etc.

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  9. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM #

    @ David
    You are trying to say that Dominica’s economy is diversified?

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  10. David April 14, 2012 at 8:27 AM #

    @enuff

    You know what is being said.

    Economy GDP (2010): $765.4 million. GDP growth rate (2010): 1.4%. GDP growth rate (1998-2008): 0.8% Per capita GDP (2010): $10,500. Inflation of consumer prices (2008): 6.3%. Natural resources: timber, water (hydropower), copper. Agriculture (10% of GDP in 2005): Products–bananas, citrus, coconuts, cocoa, herbal oils and extracts. Manufacturing (3% of GDP in 2005): Types–agricultural processing, soap and other coconut-based products, apparel. Trade (2005): Exports–$39.0 million (merchandise) and $82.0 million (commercial services). Major markets (2009)–Japan (28.62%); U.S. (19.81%); Antigua (7.7%); Guyana (6.52%); Jamaica (5.4%); Trinidad and Tobago (4.2%). Imports–$165 million (merchandise) and $49 million (commercial services). Major suppliers (2009)–Japan (31.29%); U.S. (19.73%); Trinidad and Tobago (11.8%); China (11.58%).

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  11. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 8:39 AM #

    If David would put aside his political coat ..which he pretends not to have one…yet an ole yard fowl (as they pout.. because of allegiance, with no apology.. if CLICO be my guide)….. Like me, 34 Barbados can see
    SPENDING on WASTAGE ..will lead you to deputizing a Sealy as PM ..and going CAP IN HAND to any if not ALL ..IMF,World Bank,IADB….while giving a lecture or not…whether a spokesman from Govt (unnamed)
    ..while we have a GIS..could only say….otherwise….Don’t think Bajans are that stupid…even if they may get loss in “an extensive econ analysis”that can be forever exhausting ,(due to economic variables)..that no two countries are exactly alike…

    ANYBODY CAN SPOT WASTAGE…(I think) SHED THE BLINDERS MAN !

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  12. David April 14, 2012 at 8:45 AM #

    @Onions

    Whenever a commenter disagrees with you your throw the labels about but be assured this is something the BU household is use to. If BU wanted to protect a partisan position our model for BU would be very different. All are welcome to BU from the PDC to BLP to DLP and we have a discerning population here who can work things out for themselves

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  13. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 8:47 AM #

    @ David >>>Dominica
    …your figs……lol
    Pointed exactly….Agriculture accounts for only 10% GNP
    Manufacturing 3% GNP
    Tourism and others 87% GNP
    With Thanks…

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  14. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 8:55 AM #

    @ David
    You have conveniently missed the point (BLP DLP NDP)…..all I was saying we all are influenced ( as much as we try ) and have an inclination….though we may try….hard as it is…….to keep it out of our writtings.
    Don’t get sa hott nah…

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  15. The Interloper April 14, 2012 at 8:56 AM #

    David | April 14, 2012 at 8:11 AM | @enuff … Isn’t is known that 70 cents out of every dollar leave Barbados? [There is the litmus test] of the kind of economy groomed under both parties…

    There is the action of a foolish people – a people unwilling to learn and adjust for their own benefit. Even more disappointing is that much of the $0.70 is spent on meaningless purchases, enriching people that have not provided any meaningful value in return and, in many instances, have little regard for the people spending the money. The fact is that the Barbados in which we grew-up, for which our forefathers made much sacrifice, is now slipping from our grasp and we have not, nor have we positioned ourselves, to be the main beneficiaries of our forefathers’ sacrifice. Achieving and maintaining our position in this world requires that we least promote, support and represent our own interests as much as any other people do. To do less is to allow the point of equilibrium to forever be out of our favour and to our disadvantage.

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  16. David April 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM #

    @onions

    Of course we are all influenced but some of us work 24/7 to keep open minds by evaluating issues and not remain comfortably married to those positions.

    In you last comment can you outline the profile of tourism Dominica offers?

    If one is growing a base of 10 to 16 and the other is growing a base of 10,000 to 10,500 what happens?

    It is what we mean about doing critical analysis.

    The following may help you in your reasoning:

    James Wiley (1998: 170) notes that due to its different touristic profile, Dominica is not so dependent on the North American market as are most of the other islands. In 1994, North America provided just some 20 percent of the visitors, and Europe some 25 percent. More than half of the tourists come from other Caribbean islands, and according to a preliminary study of year 2000 the proportion is still approximately the same (Bellot 2001). The development of Dominican tourism is now at crossroads. The question is, how and to what extent the cruise ship tourism can be developed in order to be compatible with nature tourism (Pattullo 1996: 126). Another, related question is whether or not the international airport should be constructed.

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  17. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 9:32 AM #

    @ David
    Have the geological, topographical and hydrological conditions in Dominica allowed that type of diversification? Does that 10% represent less in dollar terms than the 3.2% contribution of agriculture in Barbados?
    What about those islands with similar economies: Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Virgin Islands?

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  18. David April 14, 2012 at 9:41 AM #

    @enuff

    First, who has all the answers? We are probing the issues to see where we land. Contrary to what some thing there is no silver bullet here as we navigate this global economic mess we find ourselves.

    In the case of Cayman is it fair to suggest its geographic location as well as its enhanced offshore/banking reputation has a positive correlation to solid tourism performance?

    Bahamas again benefits from its proximity to US, a more diversified product added to which there is Casino gambling.

    TCI and BVI and many of the islands you mention last operate under the wing of the mother country as it relates to tourism and other economic activity.

    Traditionally Barbados has benefited by our good infrastructure, stable political and social climate among one or two other factors.

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  19. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM #

    @ David..
    At the recent Inter school primary school sports…..Jamal Estwick in the under 9 boys….won 4 gold medal in that group…..Dequan Herbert in the
    under 11 boys won 3 gold medals and 2 silvers in his age group…..Can we say which Jamal or Dequan is the better athlete or even who is more likely to go on to represent Barbados at Carifta in 2019 with and surety? .NO
    The most we can do is a cardinal listing IN EACH GROUP… of THE TYPES of MEDALS using ONE STATIC statistical base at a fixed point in time.

    Likewise with each country ..it is impossible to go into further sensible analysis on each Caribbean island (sch.boy) other than CARDINALLY account for their achievement based on a known measurement (GDP) or Unemployment (UNP) or poverty line (PL)….to combine and project is like saying Dequan has more potential than Jamal…..no meaningful projection of the truth.
    We can only compare oranges with oranges and limes with limes….we don’t have lime-oranges yet.

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  20. David April 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM #

    @Onions

    You have made BU’s point, one indicator i.e. GDP cannot do it. Barbados has built a model which many of the countries you have listed do not compare by a long shot. What is the poverty line is those countries? What is the standard of living those countries enjoy? What is their literacy rate for example? Let us face it Barbados has built its economic foundation on an anchor which is almost exclusively influenced by external factors and given the level of entitlements which we have historically had to support it is imperative it be looked at. Any political party or surrogates who argues more of the same demonstrates a lack of vision and reinforces the proclivity of political parties to gorge on the political calf at the expense of the people. A simple thing like RE and the cultural sector should be aggressively promoted within a framework of a robust governance structure on a bipartisan basis. Instead you resort to propagandize on the issues which speaks to your good understanding of the results of a flawed model instead of adding your voice to the need to redesign the system for the benefit of all.

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  21. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

    @ David
    Sensible points, but why then are Anguilla and BVI, which are also British Overseas Territories, doing worse?
    Restructuring the B’dos economy is no silver bullet either especially when the private sector is content with buying and selling, and that has been my point from the outset.
    Economies like ours operate on ‘striking when the iron is hot’, and capitalising on our advantages that is what the BLP did. One of the weaknesses, however, was the direction the small business funding took in that not enough went into the development of new products/services/ideas.

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  22. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM #

    @ David
    You have made BU’s point, one indicator i.e. GDP cannot do it.
    ******************************
    On the contrary…one indicator at a time…(never mix)..readers be the judge…

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  23. David April 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM #

    @enuff

    We will always have anomalies which others more qualified maybe able to explain.

    What is known, when we were in the boom years of global economic performance as a people we should have been insisting and measuring ‘leadership’ based on creating capacity not in building forex reserves only but moreso capacity strengthening of our economic fundamentals within our economy.

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  24. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM #

    How can you MIX ..say Jamal is a better athlete than Daquan by medal count ?

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  25. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 10:31 AM #

    What we can say with certainty is Jamal has more gold medals than Dequan..and Dequan has more silver medals than Jamal.Get the point ?….combining is too subjective. David for worth..

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  26. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM #

    @ David
    Whether there is a boom or recession, what we do at home is dependent on what social, human resource and physical conditions exist. You can’t ask for analysis in addressing GDP but ignore such an approach to restructuring. Furthermore, capacity building is not solely a government activity either.

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  27. David April 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM #

    @enuff

    Maybe but to do a straigh line comparative like Onions is attempting is illogical. It is like taking the debt burden of the USA without accepting that it is a reserve currency and therefore peculiar considerations apply.

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  28. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM #

    Least we forget…we began on the premise of ….The present administration has been pointing to Global Recession as the one and all for everything going wrong…..Myself and Austin challenged this stating that how come other countries in the world whose No.1 income earner is alsoTOURISM..are still experiencing GROWTH…the economic indicator of choice by both economic gurus, Central Bank Governor Dr. Worrell and BLP Chief Economist Mr. Mascoll….this is how growth was isolated as the yard stick but subsequently (sought to be) changed by BU’s David….on the premise it was not an adequate indicator of well being…Though this was never in dispute..it was not the beginning premise of the debate.

    David you have the last word…puddin n souse time.

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  29. David April 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM #

    @Onions

    BU is entitled to use whatever yardstick we want to evaluate country performance. It might even be a philosophical thing. Mascoll has been told he is too comfortable with statistics by BU. So Mascoll is your mentor? Well that explains it…lol.

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  30. David April 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM #

    @Onions

    Here is a little reading from schoolboy David:

    http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/1518/

    Whare are all those countries like Guyana, Domina and others positioned on the HDI?

    Do you accept that Barbados can afford to protect the ‘wellbeing’ of you society instead of implementing draconian measures to erode all we have achieved to date?

    Mascoll and others will shout that there way is the better way but there is not blueprint for economic management in the prevailing conditions.

    No Sir Barbadians have built our success on sandy ground and it is being exposed at this time.

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  31. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM #

    Why have we become so contented with mediocrity? The same way some can argue it could be worse, what is so wrong about promoting the idea that it could be better.
    The last government was expected to turn stone into bread, but the current administration that did promise to perform such miracles are being given a pass. This government failed to prepare, and thus must be prepared to fail; because if they were serious about governing the promises made and positions taken would have been avoided. Where was this argument about living standards, access to free services and taxation when the late PM Thompson was comparing the cost of living in Barbados to St.Lucia, Trinidad and other territories?
    What policies have the current administration implemented besides firing people to employ their supporters who were already employed? It is apparent that had not for the FOREX in the bank on January 16th, 2008 we would be catspraddled by now.

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  32. David April 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM #

    @enuff

    If you accept that government is a continuum. Why would a government operating in a global boom time not have stored forex?

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  33. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM #

    @ David…a repeat
    @ David
    You have conveniently missed the point (BLP DLP NDP)…..all I was saying we all are influenced ( as much as we try ) and have an inclination….though we may try….hard as it is…….to keep it out of our writtings.

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  34. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM #

    @ David>>>>>your link…if I may quote from it for all n sundry
    snip>
    François Lequiller:
    If by growth you mean the expansion of output of goods and services, then GDP or preferably real GDP – which measures growth without the effects of inflation – is perfectly satisfactory. It has been built for this purpose.
    snip>
    At least we have a supporter…

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  35. David April 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM #

    @Onions

    Are you aware that even in the days of touted growth Barbados growth never achieved much more than 3%?

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  36. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM #

    And why would they complain about paying loans borrowed by the previous administration?

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  37. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM #

    Excuse me all >>>Dis is nice souse today…I giong for more .Hants boy…(ummm)

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  38. David April 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

    @enuff

    They should not and that is why the political rhetoric needs to be filtered.

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  39. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

    @ david
    But 3% more than a previous year of 3% on top of another 3% before is better than -5% followed by .3% and .5%…lol. This is getting interesting suddenly HDI does matter…one would think that Barbados only surpassed the likes of Dominica since 2008!!

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  40. David April 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM #

    @enuff

    Come you understand the point.

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  41. David April 14, 2012 at 1:04 PM #

    @Oinions

    You totally lack the capacity to understand that a point can be made at different levels which has nothing to do with being partisan

    When BU stated that the BLP will win the next election if all remains you were happy and ac and CCC were unhappy. In fact CCC a DLP equivalent (to you) continues to be very unhappy with BU’s content of late.

    On this thread we are arguing about the lack of vision by the BLP in good times to rework the economic to guard our prosperity in the long term, you of course are unhappy.

    Why can’t you understand the last point in no way negates the first point above?

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  42. ac April 14, 2012 at 1:54 PM #

    David you just spoke a mouthful the word “continum”says it all.therefore the need to reflect is very relevant in how we vote and how govts aregoing to present and preserve our country economy for the future. It is not good enough to be selfcentred and only see what was done by past governments in the name of politics but to measure their preformance on how their policies would affect generations for years to come and that means removing of onself from the picture and putting country first

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  43. Enuff April 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM #

    @ ac
    No! I am also seeing what was NOT done. What policies thou speaketh of? lol

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  44. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 4:56 PM #

    Again David.
    I must say that your stint with the La Dodgers, has served you in good stead. How did we manage to flip the scrip …( since gone for souse) to CCC , ac and all complaints of partisan shit ? Yea bro as i see it, its just a cop out….You know what,, just like you get tired of hearing same ole BLpDlp mantra, I guess you won’t believe… I get tired hearing about a lethargic judicial system , which we will never change anyway….Solution>>…I don’t go to those articles ….If you and others ( Rossi ) don’t like DLP political rant shit …..why visit ? Is it that hard to comprehend ? You don’t hear us in your articles complaining ..do you ? I am sure if you never posted these types of political articles..I guarantee you… I (and some others) won’t be in here period. Notwithstanding your wine, a check will show the most responses go towards political articles anyway. Look only the other day , i wrote “Who Ever Said Silence is Golden ( a nothing article)..submissions 150 +. What does that tell you ? If in doubt just try posting only articles of Hal Austin’s of a highly philosophical mantra.See how active this blog gets….lol..try it.

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  45. David April 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM #

    @Onions

    Of the 150 who many were your comments?…lol

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  46. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM #

    Why that substantiate my point exactly.. ( about 50 )..real dedication to the cause..lol

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  47. David April 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM #

    @Onions

    You are correct though, the main interest of the blog is political.

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  48. HAMILTON HILL April 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM #

    For anyone who missed it.Old Onion Bags is as credible as Albert Branford is objective.One and the same,perhaps.

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  49. HAMILTON HILL April 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM #

    @ Truthman Burton….Putrid and foul-mouthed language from Bonny P? She has the status of sainthood in relation to the man that was able to commandeer your so called loyalty…the man you call boss….the object of your idolatry.Do you think that we have forgotten his profanity laced late night calls to anyone,and I do mean anyone who evoked his ire?All this while he held the highest office in this land.But who cares?Not you fa sure.Know why?Yours is the type of loyalty that can be bought. I hope ya listen to POPSICLE and ya ent sell nutten else.

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  50. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM #

    Seems like Hamilton Hill now resurrect from the dead….I thought you went to Islandgal’s excursion….or D dog FA_rt on you….but that’s another ting for another blog…..What you want Hammie ? What ails you lad ?

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  51. ac April 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM #

    @ enuff v

    For sure i am not speaking about the policies of the past government.! for sure they were only laid and presented on a platter of :self interest” for surely the evidence has presented itself in the present and the way the economy was tittering on a hill of national disaster. Enuff what has OSA said of recent about the economy.and BTW since MIA’s response to the budget speech i haven’t heard nay word from here about the economy

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  52. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM #

    @ Hammie
    And don’t tell me a fart can be putrid….I know……(come to Islandgal’s article Pig Rustic for more info..lol)

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  53. Gone with the wind April 14, 2012 at 11:22 PM #

    I used to get satisfaction reading BU but with Old Onion bags posting morning, night, evening even foreday morning the blog is now boring. This Old Onions clown sometimes post 80% of a thread. His constant rubbish is sickening and the clown really should stop. I’ve stopped reading BU when Onion bags leaves I will consider reading BU again. Goodbye David.

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  54. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM #

    @ David
    Why don’t you listen to the Gone wid the Wang..and BAN the Ole Onion Bags for pete sake……

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  55. old onion bags April 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM #

    Tell that Ole Wind Bag…the word FART..is in the English dictionary….ole epithet…..not my problem if you find it unacceptable.or otherwise..

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  56. ac April 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM #

    @gone wid de wind
    So! i bet yuh going be keeping yuh eye so close to the monitor trying to find out wuh going on at BU save yuh idle threats because yuh already hooked !Onions it is not the first blogger to make several comments here and he won’t be the last; as fuh yuh just don’t punish yuhself by peeking because yuh might go blind as onions going be here for the long haul.

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  57. old onion bags April 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM #

    Thanks ac…the guttural of some…..

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  58. old onion bags April 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM #

    But ya know what..come tomorrow…I taking a vacation from this blog…I gine China..

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  59. Sargeant April 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM #

    But ya know what..come tomorrow…I taking a vacation from this blog…I gine China..
    **************
    Say it ain’t so, this blog can’t survive without your wit and wisdom

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  60. Checkit-Out April 15, 2012 at 12:44 AM #

    Onions; Before you go. Tell us a bit more about the rumour that Mr Broomes is packing his georgie bundle and will be leaving before the new term starts. Or is that another rumour like the one AC tried to set up that he had packed his bags a few months ago?

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  61. Enuff April 15, 2012 at 7:35 AM #

    @ ac
    “For sure i am not speaking about the policies of the past government.! for sure they were only laid and presented on a platter of :self interest”

    Both the RDC and UDC were established by acts of Parliament in the BLP’s first term. Despite the hollering and shouting by DLP members such as the late PM Thompson and Verla Depeiza about closing down these institutions whenever the DLP became government they remain intact. In fact new tenancy agreements were recently signed with a single landlord to lease offices for both agencies; and allegedly for 25 years at a cost four times the previous monthly rent in one instance. Clearly there is no short, medium or long term plan to close down either. Therefore is your party only promoting self-interest too or have they identified the value of these policies to our society? Please let BU know.

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  62. old onion bags April 15, 2012 at 8:31 AM #

    @ Sarge
    Say it ain’t so, this blog can’t survive without your wit and wisdom
    ****************************************

    Morning boys…..dun kno Onions can leff in hay…..tell musty Hamiliton Hill (Gone wid the Wind epithet) if he can’t handle a fart….he may need a proctologist…..besides fellows, tell me how I cud abandon ac or Check-it or Caswie, an Observer…these fellas like fingers pun the hand….Hammie fa real doa I think you need an enema ….(drink lil glabba salt first)..you would come out a better man..”shite-free”….any way Onions got to cook today..wifey going out….bake pork fellas ..wid garlic ..bet wanna din kno Onions Le Cordon Bleu….first I got to stop by Caswell and lend my support..latter fellas

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  63. islandgal246 April 15, 2012 at 8:33 AM #

    “Old Onion bags posting morning, night, evening even foreday morning the blog is now boring.”

    @Gone with the wind…….I think that ole onions has overstayed his welcome LOLL. He talks a lot of hot air through his rear and has confirmed it that his farts can be putrid. He even talks while he is sleeping and I can imagine how many flies he has caught having to keep his mouth open all the time. Ole onions is making a mess of a good thing. He has failed to understand that less is more?

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  64. ac April 15, 2012 at 9:41 AM #

    ole onions the guy everbody loves to hate. wait i cooking pork chops too maybe dat is some of island gal influence wid dee pig .

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  65. ac April 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM #

    @Enuff
    What is the purpose of your question like David says govt must be a continuum and if some policies left by a past governments working it would be foolish to abandon them .until such time these policies become outdated the possibility is that the RDC and UDC is one of the few policies that both government agrees on and that is nothing wrong with that. lessons should be learned and not be abandon or discarded for political one upmanship putting country first must be at the forefront

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  66. old onion bags April 15, 2012 at 10:08 AM #

    Watchin TV…….Aussie .v. WI….The Umpires give a decision for LBW ..Sammy …thought it was for a catch that did not carry…TURNED It DOWN…we all gine mad !

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  67. Sargeant April 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM #

    Onions

    You cooking for de family? How many yuh bury so far? Exhibit No 1 in the debate about rising health care costs.

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  68. old onion bags April 15, 2012 at 10:38 AM #

    @ Sarge
    Boy you ain’t kno nuttin….Onions is a Four Star General when it comes to cooking…..D rest of the extended grans…dun put in invitations…so you
    would kno..Onions working a baby duck ( stuffed wid green golden apples and Eclipse) as well as jug jug..green pea rice, veggie christophenes , baked cauliflower surprise wid cheese,scratchers (chicken feet) and ham hocks…dem belly burST !

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  69. JUST ASKING April 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM #

    WHAT nonsense you talking ????
    DONT you know that Old Onion Bags is one of the best if not the best on this blog and has full support ???
    WHY dont you “Gone with the wind “go with the wind and leave Onion???
    I still want to know howcum Onion gets a column (post ) and not me JUST ASKING ???

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  70. islandgal246 April 15, 2012 at 11:45 AM #

    @Just asking….stop asking and write something!

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  71. Enuff April 15, 2012 at 4:56 PM #

    @ ac
    You have answered my question. Thanks.

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  72. Checkit-Out April 16, 2012 at 9:02 AM #

    Onions;

    Anything further on the AX matter. This is on the web (I haven’t got the newspaper yet)

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow with the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and the 30 teachers who staged a three-week strike at the beginning of the last term.

    And the affected staff wait to see if “stage two” of the Alexandra saga, for which they have been looking since return to work January 25, will take effect.

    A reliable source told the DAILY NATION the time and place for that meeting are yet to be announced and that the teachers had been advised to report for work today for the usual planning session and meetings on the first day of school, but stay away tomorrow.

    This means that there could be some disruption when children turn up for the first day of school in this Trinity term – for the second straight term.

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  73. old onion bags April 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM #

    @ Check-it
    Yo Buddy(-in-chief Ax)..lol…Redman really don’t know what to do having confided in the PM. She is weighing her next move carefully….for the outcomes could be a hanging.Never “people in here” ..have already spoken for the PM (Stage II)…we await to hear him speak (break silence)…by the way he should be back from visiting IMF and World Bank friendlies…and be in a good mood or bad mood depending on the outcome of this weekend’s adventures..Well see ole friend but I won’t be too eager.

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