Say NO to the Return of the Barbados Labour Party

Submitted by Wolsley Grannum , Atlanta  GA
Stuart and Arthur, political leaders of the DLP and BLP

Stuart and Arthur, political leaders of the DLP and BLP

In 1992 independent Presidential candidate Ross Perot dropped out of the presidential race, citing dirty tricks and scare tactics by the Republican Party, as the reason for his decision. Twenty years later, the Republican Party continues to practice dirty tricks and scare tactics on the American People. The just concluded Presidential elections here in America clearly showed up the Republicans for who they truly are. This once great party of Abraham Lincoln has lost its way.  This Republican Party did everything in its power to defeat President Barrak Obama. From voter suppression to smear campaigns, personal attacks, media manipulation and negative campaigning, all supported by billionaires who had one agenda. That agenda was to defeat the President. In spite of all they did Barrak Obama won re-election with 52% of the vote.

In Barbados the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has come to the end of its first term in office and general elections have been called for February 21, 2013. Weeks ago in anticipation of the pending announcement, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) like the Republican Party had already resorted to dirty tricks and scare tactics to defeat the DLP. This once great party of Grantley Adams has lost its way. It has been taken over by right- wing conservatives who will lie, cheat, manipulate the media through negative campaign advertising, and through bogus manoeuvrings (like boycotting parliament) intended to scare Barbadians into voting for them.

Boycotting of parliament was a ploy intended to force the Prime Minister into calling the elections, so that they the opposition will have something to talk about during the election campaign. Prime Minister Stuart is no fool . He is a brilliant lawyer, an educator, a serious and honest politician and a great orator who makes it clear that he will not be side tracked or thrown off course by the political machinations and political chicanery of the BLP. He must and will remain focus to the task of making Barbados a better place for all its citizens. The DLP does not have to resort to dirty tricks and scare tactics to win the election. Its record over the last five years will be enough to convince the people of Barbados to give them a second term. The BLP like the Republicans will try to make this election a referendum on the economy, and they will fail.

The American economy which is the biggest in the world is going through some serious challenges. Unemployment is up by 8%.  The prospects of a full economic recovery will not be realized  until  the year 2020 according to the experts. Things in America are rough for everyone. I have some friends living here in Georgia who tells me every day that they plan to go back to Barbados, because things In Barbados are better that in America. Some of them have been unemployed for more than two years. Unemployment benefits have dried up for them. They have no health insurance for their families, and some are on welfare and food stamps.   One of them in particular has his bags packed  to return to Barbados but he is waiting for the outcome of the elections. He assures me that if the DLP is returned to power he will make the move. If the BLP wins he will stay in America and ride out the economic storm. Can you imagine that in the wealthiest nation on the face of the earth there are persons with Masters Degrees working as cashiers at store all across the USA? How many Bajans in Barbados with masters’ degrees working as cashiers or flipping burgers at Burger King or Cheffette?

I hope that Barbadians like the Americans will understand that politics is not only about the economy alone, but it is also about being a part of a society that cares about their welfare. That is why the Americans rejected Mitt Romney and the Republican Party. The DLP has demonstrated over the last five years that it is a party that cares about people. It has passed some of the most progressive social legislation in Barbados since the 1960s when it was in power. In spite of the downturn in the global economy, there has not been any major dislocation in the society. No retrenchment of worker in the civil service, no massive layoffs in the private sector, the hospital is not closed, Houses are being built, Roads are being repaired, the polyclinics are open daily, the schools are open and Barbados is still functioning at full throttle.

The people of Barbados cannot return to the failed policies of the BLP. The policies that got Barbados in this mess in the first place. During the years of plenty they wasted the taxpayer’s money on riotous living. As the date of election draws closer and closer the BLP will continue to resort to trick and scare tactics to win the election. I call on all the foot soldiers of the DLP to do what myself and others in the Democratic Party here in Georgia did to reelect President Obama. We knocked on doors for him, put up posters for him, worked in the polling stations and proclaimed the message of the Democratic Party here in America. You the supporters of the DLP must do the same. Your mission is to make sure that the DLP is returned to power on February 21, 2013. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”. Boycotting parliament was trick no.1which did not work. Don’t be fooled there are many more tricks still left in the BLP’s bag.  Beware!

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286 Comments on “Say NO to the Return of the Barbados Labour Party”

  1. Fractured BLP February 2, 2013 at 4:56 PM #

    BREAKING NEWS

    Book the date Wednesday 20th February 2013 on your entertainment calendar.

    After her sorjourn at the 2013 Grammy’s Awards , Barbados’ lone Grammy Award winner, Rhianna, has scheduled a free
    ” THANK YOU ” concert for the dear loving people of Barbados ( and believe me there are 270,000 souls ) who are grateful for her kind gesture.

    She has promised to bring along an international act ( that shall remain a surprise until showtime )

    Showtime 7 pm @ Garrison Savannah . More details will follow when Rhianna and her agents provide it.

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  2. Fractured BLP February 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM #

    Smooth Chocolate on February 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    I DO NOT NEED TO KISS ANYONE’S FILTHY ARSE TO GET WHAT I WANT
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    I am sorry to ressurrect an old life SORE….I did not realise that is why you and Jerome Walcott fell out !

    Oh Shite !!!

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  3. Fractured BLP February 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM #

    pieceuhderockyeahright on February 2, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    Over 200 persons have occupied the houses at Coverley.

    Obviously , they can afford them as others will over time.

    At least over the past 5 years the DEMs gave Barbadians an opportunity to solve their housing problems…..while for 14 yrs the BLP provided minimal opportunities in this area.

    The BLP….. HONEYBEE and LADYBIRDS houses never got beyond….larvae stage. !!!

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  4. Smooth Chocolate February 2, 2013 at 8:10 PM #

    Fractured BLP | February 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM |
    “I am sorry to ressurrect an old life SORE….I did not realise that is why you and Jerome Walcott fell out”

    PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ME VOMIT – IF HE APPEALS TO U, HE DOES NOT TO ME – NOT MY TYPE: NOT FROM MY CLASS, WAY TOO OLD AND I HATE HIS SKIN COLOUR

    Fractured BLP | February 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM |
    “You obviously came on BU to promote Jerome Walcott , the wind picked up and both wunna “slips” get exposed”

    I DO NOT GIVE A RAT’S BOTTOM ABOUT HIM. u are so blinded by ur utter stupidity in assuming that i am promoting some political party that u failed to understand my simple sentences. this is what i stated earlier fool”

    ” the BLP jump on the bang wagon and ran with it. u know politicians lie, and this one is the height of lies, jerome walcott should be credited for the reform not donville inniss but it is the same jerome walcott that has be critising his baby lol, silly silly people…”

    TELL ME, how can a mature person interpret that to mean i am promoting that low life?

    i give credit to those who deserve it, B or D but i will NEVER support any political party. most of u who support them are looking for some kind of hand out at the expense of taxpayers in this country. u seem not to know how to generate ur own income …i do not need that and proudly say so

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  5. Fractured BLP February 2, 2013 at 9:14 PM #

    ” the BLP jump on the bang wagon and ran with it. u know politicians lie, and this one is the height of lies, jerome walcott should be credited for the reform not donville inniss but it is the same jerome walcott that has be critising his baby lol, silly silly people…”
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    Thanks Chocolate….I was just trying to confirm that you are APOLITICAL like me !

    Let’s keep it up !

    Goodnight !

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  6. ! February 3, 2013 at 1:11 AM #

    @Fractured BLP – Well done!
    Islandgirl 246 and smooth chocolate were totally outclassed and discredited like their lying party leader Owen Arthur.The BLP really has nothing new or innovative to offer the prople of Barbados.

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  7. NationBLPnewspaper February 3, 2013 at 6:58 AM #

    Is the BLP paying for the Pat Hoyos, Harry Russell, Peter Symmonds, Clyde Mascoll and Sanka Price columns in the Nation newspaper or because the Nation newspaper is so biased against the DLP – will these men be allowed to campaign every week as a complimentary ad for the BLP.
    Like Bill Oreily and Sean Hannity on Fox News in the USA, we have so called “independent” journalists campaigning for the BLP every week while Bajans are looking for a little objective analysis. Can it be any doubt that the management of the Nation newspaper is pushing the BLP?
    It is the worst and most sordid campaign of deceit that the Nation newspaper is embarking on. Barbadians have started to realise how unethical these “journalists” are. There are putting party first and country second.
    How on earth can Pat Hoyos ever walk into a studio at Starcom again and be considered balance.

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  8. NationBLPnewspaper February 3, 2013 at 7:02 AM #

    Pat Hoyos brother is the “boyfriend” of BLP candidate Santia Bradshaw and is also a major campagn contributor to the BLP- he should put that disclaimer at the end of the hogwash he writes every week. That might help to explain his constant attempts to kiss Owen Arthur’s ass.

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  9. millertheanunnaki February 3, 2013 at 7:52 AM #

    @ NationBLPnewspaper | February 3, 2013 at 6:58 AM |
    “It is the worst and most sordid campaign of deceit that the Nation newspaper is embarking on.”

    Does it also include the outrageously expensive full page ads placed by the DLP in the same sordidly deceitful rag sheet for a newspaper?
    Can we conclude from the DLP ads that are placed there- feeding the financial greed of the same newspaper- to hoodwink and mislead the electorate as the DLP did in January 2008?
    What about the copycat jingles heard over the airwaves at its sister company VOB? You have never heard of the god old Bajan saying: “Follow patter killed Cadogan” and that also applies to Carson Carrion ‘dead-dog’ Cadogan who should by now be packing his nasty propaganda paraphernalia and wiping clean all libelous remarks from the Community Council Office and computers.

    Btw if you persist in questioning’s Tony H’s and Santia B’s sexual orientations we will have to ask if your hypocritical deceitful liar calling himself Mr. Integrity played the role of ‘cock-up’ or ‘hen-down’ with his inti-‘mate’ bosom buddy mentor and tutor Cammie ‘Girlie’ Tudor. Why do you not tell us why the Fumbling jackass of a leader is still protecting Leroy Parris very close to his bosom and very much in the inner sanctum of the DLP?

    Hasn’t the molasses man Frugabe heard the news out of Trinidad that Duprey has cut Leroy to the winds of justice? The poor fella will soon be smelling his own foul self after shitting in his pants when a fresh new day arises on February 22nd as criminal investigations into this crook and conman will be one of the first tasks on a new BLP government agenda.

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  10. Smooth Chocolate February 3, 2013 at 8:19 AM #

    those idiots and total poppets who took down Jerome Walcott’s posters and replaced them with Verla Depieza should be ashamed of themselves. they obviously do not know the difference between ch ch south and ch ch west. lol, it is laughable. The candidates boyce (DLP) and walcott (BLP) came through the area just once…does not matter though, no one is depending on them.

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  11. Smooth Chocolate February 3, 2013 at 8:27 AM #

    @Fractured BLP | February 2, 2013 at 8:20 AM |
    “…. COUNTRY PARK TOWERS and STUART LODGE in St. Michael and check that people are living in those houses. …if they are SATISFIED”

    do that and while u are at it, ask those who have applied for and could afford to pay they rent if they are satisfied that illegal immigrants and the unemployed could get keys to those housing areas and honest, hard working Barbadians cannot.

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  12. NationBLPnewspaper February 3, 2013 at 11:25 AM #

    @Millerthe BLP propaganda Blogger
    “Btw if you persist in questioning’s Tony H’s and Santia B’s sexual orientations ”
    In all my contributions, I have never questioned Tony Hoyos’ sexual orientation. You are getting confused in your haste to defend the indefensible. I have pointed out that as Pat Hoyos wrote criticising the DLP in the harshest ways for the last 5 years, it should be pointed out that his brother puts thousands of dollars in the BLP campaign, his brother’s girlfriend is a BLP candidate and his brother is his business partner. So Pat Hoyos has a personal interest in promoting the BLP.
    Yet, the Nation newspaper allows him to canvass via his “article” every week. Is that not fair?
    Is it fair that Clyde Mascoll will be on a political platform on Monday and can still given a space in the Nation on Thursday to campaign?
    Is it fair that Peter Symmonds a known BLP operative is writing in the Sunday Sun and is using that space to campaign relentlessly?
    The DLP has to pay to reach the thousands of people who still read the Nation while the BLP has been using the “columnists” to put forward their message for the last 5 years free of cost. Is the Nation newspaper being fair?

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  13. Hants February 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    Smooth Chocolate wrote “The candidates boyce (DLP) and walcott (BLP) came through the area just once…does not matter though, no one is depending on them”.

    Please explain how you know this? Do you have security cameras and spotters throughout the “area”?

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  14. millertheanunnaki February 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM #

    @ NationBLPnewspaper | February 3, 2013 at 11:25 AM |

    Did you not previously and on more than one occasion refer to Pat’s brother, Tony, as a transvestite posing as an ugly woman in a man’s body? Forgive me if I am calling you out wrongfully but, like the PM referring to a man known to be a top-class athlete and former Minister of the Crown as a woman, it is just not on in the halls of publicly acclaimed decency.

    If you want to play fair then stop with the innuendo nonsense of questioning the sexual orientation or habits of the BLP candidates or expect similar microscopic peeping into the DLP closet where even the speaker might come into view.

    For the umpteenth time, when are you going to address that stark contradiction of morals and integrity where you, on behalf of the DLP, are denouncing the Nation newspaper of blatant bias and dislike for your party while at the same time financially supporting the paper propaganda efforts?

    What’s wrong with relying on the Advocate and the CBC radio and DLPTV to get across your messages to the uncommitted voters? Don’t you think that majority of votes will place more confidence in those two organs of information than that two-bit scarcely read foreign-owned rag sheet called the Nation publishing anti-DLP propaganda full of lies and vile attacks?

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  15. Adrian Hinds February 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM #

    US presidential race was never a close race- inspite of the what the traditional polls were saying. The Obama machine used a sophisticated database to reachout to its base, register people, get feedback from and to incorporate said feedback into the Presidents talking points during the campaign. People felt involved and connected and that is why Rommey lost all 12 battle-ground states. People matter, and if the DLP has not been reaching out to middle class Barbadians -the largest block of Barbadians, then they have not done enough to confidently secure a second term.

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  16. Fractured BLP February 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM #

    Owen Arthur must be complimented for his skill in MISPRONUNCIATION of words.

    He said last night in Haggatt Hall :

    # His leadership is tried ….that should have been TIRED !

    # His leadership is tested…..that should have been TAINTED !

    # His leadership is proven…that should have been PRISON !

    That happens because of too much RUM…….between his tongue and the roof of his mouth .

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  17. Fractured BLP February 3, 2013 at 1:53 PM #

    The BLP ad about CLICO in today’s Sunday Sun is designed to drive another nail in Owen Arthur’s coffin.

    Mia Mottley must be congratulated for sponsoring that ad.

    The BLP must recognised that it was under Owen Arthur’s leadership that CLICO was hailed by Owen as an exceptionally well managed and performing company…..even though Owen knew the Statutory Fund was not met and Leroy Parris was at the helm.

    It was under Owen watch that the Supervisor of Insurance advised Owen Arthur that CLICO was selling “questionable products” ….and Owen did nothing to intervene .

    So how could an ad in 2013 appear in a newspaper blaming the DEMS ?????

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  18. Sargeant February 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM #

    @Miller
    The poor fella will soon be smelling his own foul self after shitting in his pants when a fresh new day arises on February 22nd as criminal investigations into this crook and conman will be one of the first tasks on a new BLP government agenda.
    **************

    Under the law of unintended consequences that shit might splatter all over the place and even engulf some of the initiators of the criminal investigation. BTW, I would welcome such an investigation it may shed some light on those who are corrupt and those who are merely incompetent (some may fit in both camps).

    Who will carry out such an investigation anyway? Didn’t H Austin write about the “collapse of law and order” under the DLP, next thing the COP will be at some news conference stating that the men in blue are unable to tell the con men from the politicians…… they all look alike.

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  19. balance February 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM #

    “Five years of planning to defeat the DLP and the best co leader Clyde and Mia Mottley abuser Owen come up with is to offer the private sector the Transport Board, the Sanitation Service Authority , CBC and the agencies which provide a safety net for ordinary Barbadians. The average person knows the results of the BLP privatise program are massive job loses, hikes in bus fares, school children free bus rides done, free garbage collection done and CBC gone to One Caribbean, foreigners who dont resemble us. Why change the Dems who have kept the economy on an even keel in a severe global recession for this madness?”

    Mr Unimpressed- Permit me to refer you to excerpts from a Statement titled ‘THE PRIVATISATION PROGRAME’ by the Hon. David Thompson, M.P- Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance & Economic Affairs on Privatization on 1992-11-10.

    “A POLICY OF PRIVATISING STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES IS A MAJOR COMPONENT OF THE MEASURES WHICH GOVERNMENT IS IMPLEMENTING TO STABILISE THE ECONOMY AND LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE ECONOMIC GROWTH.’
    The Prime Minister and Minister of Finnce & Economic Affairs in a recent address to the private sector stated that the privatisation programme will seek to achievethe following objectives:
    1.to reduce the fiscal deficit to around one percent of Gross Domestic Product by curbing the growth of public expenditure;
    to transfer ownership and control of certain state-owned enterprises, in whole or in part, from the public to the private sector;
    to encourage the private sector to play a leading role in heklping to expand the economy;
    to reduce foreign and domestic debt by raising cash through the sale of public assets, thereby improving the public interest;
    to restructure and upgrade the services offered by the retained state-owned enterprises , with greater emphasis on profitability;
    to develop and strengthen the domestic capital marke by increasing the number of share offers;
    As the Government implements the programme of privatisation it will utilise as appropriate some or all of the following modalities:
    partial or total divestment of several state-owned enterprises;
    leasing of certain facilities to the private sector ;
    management of state-owned installations by private sector management contracts;
    construction of new projects through innovative “build -operate” or other arrangements;
    full or partial or staff buy-out of state-owned enterprises or facilities;
    incorporation of selected Government departmental operations.
    want me to go on Mr Unimpressed but there is no need to be ashamed for althe above in my view are laudable policy initiativessome of which were embraced by the Arthur administration but unfortunately have now been repudiated by the present administration on the altar of political expediency.
    SO MR UNIMPRESED, PRIVATISATION DID NOT BEGIN WITH THE BLP.

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  20. erice February 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM #

    Miller –There are some small things in life that we seem to dismiss once it does not affect us .I recall during the NUPW elections Caswell Franfkly wrote on this blogg that it was unfair that CBCTV and the NATION PAPER to gave Walter Malone the benefit to used their/ facilities on the last day which was Elections day therefore the other Canidates were at a disadvantage –no one else had any thing to say -now we are hearing this stupid talk about the Nation allowing MASCOLL and others to canvass through their writings .
    we must always remember that is the small things in life which always comes back to haunt us -when we fail to take a stand –no DLP member said any thing when those who were canvassing against Walter Maloney were prevented from canvassing at the AIRPORT by senior public workers ,because Walter is they yard fowl ,and therefore Danny Gill/and King were prevented by the minister from doing his canvassing to beat Walter maloney . The long and short of it is that when turn a blind eye to wrong doing ,then other will do the same against us -then we keep noisw begause we are now affected –this goies for both parties . keep Barbados first and may each parish vote for the better Person and not for a party then we shall have better representation .
    By the way Walter Maloney i did not hear my son say any thing good about for the last two years and your Executive have done nothing but to destroy the labour movement , we shall be removing you and Cedric Murrell, the DLPcan employ you both ,but Walter you have gain so much money from NHC that you dont have to worry -Dale Marshall shall take care of you .

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  21. erice February 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM #

    Balance has been converted i wonder if the commander has been too.

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  22. NationBLPnewspaper February 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM #

    Despite all the mouthings, the fact remains the most popular newspaper is Barbados has been infiltrated by the BLP operatives. The casualty is balanced journalism. The DLP has to pay to reach the thousands of Barbadians who still read the Nation newspaper to check the classifieds, obituaries, pudding and souse, news ,etc while for the last 5 years , the BLP has used its supporters posing as newspaper columnists to canvass against the government.
    Therefore, Bajans who were accustomed to at least getting alternative views from the Nation are now getting a carefully orchestrated plot by an opposition to lambaste a government from its “columnists”. I will continue to shine the light on this scandal. Harry Russell, Sanka Price, Albert Brandford and Pat Hoyos must be exposed for the frauds that they are.

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  23. NationBLPnewspaper February 4, 2013 at 6:25 AM #

    @MillertheBLPapologist

    You continually attack the Advocate. Would you not agree that the Advocate newspaper relentlessly supported the BLP for the 14 years which they were in power?
    Would you not admit that the Advocate editorial was written by a well known BLP operative (Denzil A…) and sent to Fontabelle during those years?
    Have you seen the Advocate’s coverage this campaign – it has been quite balanced. Look at The Advocate yesterday and then today(Feb4).

    The Nation newspaper on the otherhand is using its BLP affiliated operatives to canvass every day while the DLP has to pay to put some balance to the public. Sanka Price’s articles are now being copied and pasted onto the BLP election website. Can you believe it ? A website dedicated to the BLP is filled with quotes and articles from the Nation newspaper. If you will not admit that the management at the Nation newspaper is playing politics, then you are clearly refusing to be honest.Bajans are seeing what is going on.They are notstupid.

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  24. David February 4, 2013 at 6:49 AM #

    @NationBLPnewspaper

    So both parties do the same thing, what is new here?

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  25. islandgal246 February 4, 2013 at 6:58 AM #

    “Bajans are seeing what is going on.They are not stupid.”

    NationBLPnewspaper…..and you still want them to elect the DLP for another term with Frugabe as their leader?

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  26. Well Well February 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM #

    WE NEED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THE THEFT AND SUBSEQUENT COVER UP OF THE SEISMIC DATA – WERE THE DOCUMENTS EVER RECOVERED??? DO THEY STILL EXIST OR WERE SOLD???

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  27. Fractured BLP February 4, 2013 at 7:58 AM #

    Owen Arthur must be complimented for his skill in MISPRONUNCIATION of words.

    On the night of 2nd February 2013 @ Haggatt Hall he said :

    # His leadership is tried ….that should have been TIRED !

    # His leadership is tested…..that should have been TAINTED !

    # His leadership is proven…that should have been PRISON !

    That happens because there is too much RUM…….between his tongue and the roof of his mouth .

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  28. Raw Bake February 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM #

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  29. Raw Bake February 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM #

    All those born before 1960, than you for your services over the years. Now please pack your Georgie bundles and report to the departure gate. This is the gospel of the Queen of St. Andrew, sole proprietor of the fountain of youth.

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  30. Bdos Underground Talkshop February 4, 2013 at 10:15 AM #

    Time will tell

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  31. Gabriel Tackle February 4, 2013 at 10:36 AM #

    @Rawbake 930am Feb04
    Is this fountain of youth a new political party?Have you dissed Irene because she did not go outside to move her car on Wed 16th Jan but to see the ‘flatform tekking dung’to quote her;further was she one of the many who had no idea that parliament was dissolved and turned up for a meeting of the senate on Jan 23rd the day after the fumbling froon went the pilgrim’s residence after he was advised by Hal that he cannot wait to announce the dissolution of parliament at the esplanade because he would be breaking the 11.00pm curfew for meetings?

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  32. NationBLPnewspaper February 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM #

    @islandgirl246
    the only current MP who references Mugabe in his parliamentary speeches is the BLP MP for St. George North Gline Clarke.

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  33. NationBLPnewspaper February 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM #

    @David
    “So both parties do the same thing, what is new here”
    I beg to differ.
    Have you ever seen a five year period when a newspaper’s writers were so vicious against one political party?

    Have you ever seen a 5 year period when a newspaper had writers attacking the same party non stop almost everyday of the week?

    Have you ever seen a period when a newspaper did a countdown on a Prime Minister regarding implementation of phase 2- I never recall such a stunt being pulled before.

    Have you ever seen a newspaper send an invitation to a sitting Prime Minister signed by a low level staffer and then consistenly publicly disparage the PM for choosing not to attend?

    Have you ever seen a socalled independent journalist calling an opposition leader a Prime Minister in waiting?

    Have you ever seen a newspaper writer who is supposed to be independent calling for the defeat of a government as Pat Hoyos consistently does ?

    The Nation newspaper has not been fair. People can come with the usual “CBC does do it too” excuse but since when was CBC a standard for balanced journalism. Certainly not when Arthur was editing the CBC news in Roebuck Street before it was read.
    BLP supporters will ignore what is happening at the Nation because it suits their narrow political interest but in the long run the public of Barbados will not benefit from a major newspaper trying to promote and ultimately protect a political party.That is putting party before country.

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  34. Prodigal Son February 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM #

    Nation critic,

    Is it your role in this campaign to be on BU everyday lambasting the Nation? Why dont you write to the Nation and outline your concerns instead of annoying the hell out of BU members with your constant rant and raving everyday?

    It is tiresome because you are so partisan, you would not or cannot see the blatant bias on DLPTV and the Advocate. Have you forgotten that the Nation had offered the DLP a column and during the dispute with the nation and Hartley Henry, they told the Nation to stuff it?

    Remember then DT had just won and he and the kingmaker were powerful so they took on the Nation. Why should the Nation care what you and he DLP say when your PM vowed not to spend a cent with them. That is until now when they need the people the Nation reaches out to!

    You are a hypocrite!

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  35. Fractured BLP February 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM #

    Here is another reason to vote for a BITTER Barbados under the BLP.

    On Saturday night @ Haggatt Hall the BLP MC , Jamar Browne said the crowd at the meeting was 15000.

    On 4th February 2013 , the BLP ad states the crowd was 25000.

    Wow

    So you mean to tell us with such a gathering….Owen Arthur refused to explain to them why he chose to dump MAM on the DEMS ?

    Let the music…..play !

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  36. Smooth Chocolate February 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM #

    @Hants | February 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM |
    “Please explain how you know this? Do you have security cameras and spotters throughout the “area”??

    ARE U SEMI RETARDED or just plain RETARDED? MY ‘AREA’ U POPPET IS MY NEIGHBOURHOOD..do u think i would be so ignorant as to speak about some area i know nothing about?

    came home from work today and realised that the idiots who put up the incorrect poster have taken them down but have yet to replace them with the correct ones, maybe the clown(s) read this blog

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  37. Smooth Chocolate February 4, 2013 at 7:21 PM #

    @Adrian Hinds | February 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM |
    ” and if the DLP has not been reaching out to middle class Barbadians -the largest block of Barbadians, then they have not done enough to confidently secure a second term.”

    100% CORRECT

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  38. Hants February 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM #

    @Smooth Chocolate wrote “do u think i would be so ignorant as to speak about some area i know nothing about? ”

    No I don’t think you are ignorant but it must have occurred to you that given in your words “came home from work today and realised that the idiots who put up the incorrect poster have taken them down.”

    It is possible that you were not at home when the “candidates wre in your neighbourhood.

    It is good that you do have a job and don’t have to wait fuh Owen to gih yuh one.

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  39. Smooth Chocolate February 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM #

    @Hants | February 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM |
    “It is good that you do have a job and don’t have to wait fuh Owen to gih yuh one.”

    i have NEVER had to depend on anyone except my family and NEVER will. my dad loved a song by mighty sparrow called, Education, (i think) he sang that song so often, it was like a national anthem, do not know much about it but i remember just one word from it which seemed very important ‘education’

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  40. Fractured BLP February 4, 2013 at 10:38 PM #

    Smooth Chocolate on February 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM
    @Hants | February 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM |
    “It is good that you do have a job and don’t have to wait fuh Owen to gih yuh one.”

    i have NEVER had to depend on anyone except my family and NEVER will. my dad loved a song by mighty sparrow called, Education, (i think) he sang that song so often, it was like a national anthem, do not know much about it but i remember just one word from it which seemed very important ‘education’
    ———————————-
    According to you ” you dad sang it so often , it was like a national anthem……do not know much about it but remember one word ”

    Truly amazing even after spending all that time in your ” father’s class” you could only remember one word ?

    No wonder you always sing Owen Arthur’s praises….because he is driven by one word…..CORRUPTION !

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  41. ! February 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM #

    To show you how disrespectful Owen Arthur is to the intelligence of Bajans. In the BLP strategy to downplay the role of the deep global recession he wants to try to make the BLP supporters at the Bay Street meeting believe that it is only Barbados facing tough economic winds so he compares the growth rate of Barbados to that of Guyana. He did not compare the growth rate of other tourism dependent economies in the Caribbean. NO – he conveniently goes to Guyana where growth was driven by rise in demand for commodities like Gold.
    He then conveniently jumps to BOTSWANA – Diamond mining has fueled much of the expansion and currently accounts for more than one-third of GDP, 70-80% of export earnings, and about half of the government’s revenues.
    He then jumps to Singapore – Singapore is not a democracy in the sense of Barbados.It is basically a dictatorship.
    Arthur needs to be honest for once on the platform.However, he cannot show the BLP supporters how poor the other Caribbean countries are doing as this would undermine the BLP spindoctor’s argument.

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  42. ! February 4, 2013 at 11:58 PM #

    Arthur is basically a bullshitter – hear him at the meeting saying that it was up to the Supervisor Of Insurance to act on CLICO -“The minister don’t get involved in that” – you hear BS, that is BS. If you believe that , You also believe that pigs fly.

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  43. David February 5, 2013 at 6:25 AM #

    @Raw bake

    How old id Haynesley Benn?

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  44. NationBLPnewspaper February 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM #

    I will continue to shine the light on how biased the Nation newspaper has been over the last 5 years against the DLP government consistently putting out information which was intended to pull down the government while turning a blind eye to an arrogant opposition leader who basically boycotted Parliament because he lost in 2008. – NOT ONE STORY FROM THE NATION about that.
    The BLP website is full of quotes from socalled independent Nation newspaper “columnists” and now we even have BLP campaign ads using clips from the Nation newspaper headlines. Once again, proof that the BLP campaign against the government has been supported by the Nation newspaper headlines. Too bad despite all her efforts, Kaymar is on the outside looking in “coincidentally” after a headline that the opposition leader did not find flattering.A newspaper’s role should not be to campaign for a political party but guess what – Clyde Mascoll will jump straight from a BLP platform into a Nation newspaper “column” on Thursday where the BLP campaign continues. The truth must be told. The Nation newspaper is trying to sway its voters to support the BLP at any Price.(Pun intended Sanka).

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  45. Roverp February 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM #

    It is amazing how the DEMS conveniently leave out the misuse of CBC by them as their own PRIVATE station and constantly attack the Nation and VOB that at least bring the views of both parties. CBC’s bias is so evident that it’s ratings fell. They have PRIVATIZED CBC and looking to say they are against the very thing they did. What is totally amazing is that they are using tax payers money and not their own. It also seems that the Advocate has become a mouth piece for them also. I am indeed sorry for CBC – CONTROLLED BIASED COMMUNICATIONS……

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  46. Roverp February 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM #

    Global Tourism Set For Strong 2013
    January 29, 2013
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    Global tourism is proving resilient in the face of an economic slowdown, with tourist numbers growing at close to pre-crisis levels in 2012 and expected to increase by almost as much this year, the UN World Tourism Organisation said on Tuesday.

    Europe held onto its position as the world’s most-visited region in 2012 but Asia-Pacific is catching up, recording the biggest increase in tourists in 2012 and expecting another strong performance this year.

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  47. Roverp February 5, 2013 at 9:45 AM #

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, suffering its first decline since the 2007-09 recession as businesses scaled back on restocking and government spending plunged.

    Gross domestic product fell at a 0.1% annual rate after growing at a 3.1% clip in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.

    That was the worst performance since the second quarter of 2009, when the recession ended, and showed the economy entering the new year with no momentum. http://business.financialpost.com/2013/01/30/u-s-economy-suffers-first-decline-since-the-great-recession/

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  48. Roverp February 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM #

    The fact is that the economies of most our international trading partners came out of recession many years ago….why the constant reference from the DEMS to recession…an EXCUSE maybe for the lack of real leadership, proper management and lack of creative solution implementation by them?

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  49. Well Well February 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM #

    CBC is like a political whore house paid for by taxpayers.

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  50. Roverp February 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM #

    Hawaii’s tourism industry sets new visitor spending and arrival records in 2012, reports the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s agency for tourism. Visitor spending in 2012 reached $14.3 billion, surpassing the previous record of $12.8 billion set in 2007, according to preliminary statistics released this week. Visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands also reached a new record of 7,998,815 exceeding the 2006 record of 7,628,118.
    “As we look to 2013, we are optimistic for another strong year for tourism in Hawaii, targeting $14.88 billion in visitor spending and 8.2 million arrivals. We will continue to work with our industry partners to focus on increasing direct airlift, while creating unique experiences that share our people, place and culture, not found anywhere else in the world,” added McCartney.

    Nevistas Publishing (http://s.tt/1zkLv)

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  51. Well Well February 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM #

    And Hawaii is all the way in the Pacific, imagine that!!

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  52. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right! February 5, 2013 at 10:53 AM #

    @ Roverp

    Could you please advise how the Hawaii Tourism Authority is able to mine its tourism spend information.

    Both Ministers of Tourism, Lynch and Sealy are said to have been unable to get the relevant statistics from the MoT, BTA, the BHTA and not to be excluded the impotent CTO.

    It is actually said that Sealy (he of the vacant stare above the heads of humans he is talking to) when he realised that the Chief Immigration Officer Mrs Griffith was unwilling to give him or Ernie Walters statistics on the tourism statistics, inclusive of the true numbers of Guyanese live in Barbados, consulted an obeah woman in Carrington Village, the same one David Gill talking to now, and was able to get these numbers.

    The downside to this was that when he apparently did not pay the whopping $35,000 bill she gave him was that she put some spirits on him and it is they that he is looking at floating over the heads of people that he is talking to nowadays.

    ……….. these are not dots of continuity but salt to make sure that the spirits that he is now seeing dont jump through the internet through my computer to my house

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  53. Fractured BLP February 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM #

    Fractured BLP | February 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM |

    Hello every Barbadian voter , please vote BLP

    # For a BITTER tomorrow
    # For a BITTER privatisation programme
    # For a BITTER transport board
    # For a BITTER sanitation service
    # For a BITTER cbc

    ___________________________________________

    Hello David of BU,

    You and I have begun to influence the political ads in the local press..

    On the 1st of February 2013 I posted the above. You “graciously ”
    published it on BU.

    The political class who follow BU read it…and BANG !!!

    Go to the Nation news paper for 7th February , 2013 on page 27 and see a variation of my posting on 1st February , 2013.

    Let us continue ……the public education, David !

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  54. ! ! February 7, 2013 at 10:06 AM #

    Fractured BLP | February 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM |

    Hello every Barbadian voter , please vote BLP

    # For a BITTER tomorrow
    # For a BITTER privatisation programme
    # For a BITTER transport board
    # For a BITTER sanitation service
    # For a BITTER cbc
    # For a BITTER owen arthur
    # For a BITER mia mottley

    Vote for BITTERS in 2013 !

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  55. islandgal246 February 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM #

    Bitters is very good for the digestive system and can cure many ailments. Sugar from Frugabe is very dangerous and can lead to amputations.

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  56. Georgie Porgie February 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM #

    LAST NIGHT FUMBLE MISQUOTED AND MIS APPLIED THIS PASSAGE FROM PHILLIPIANS 3
    12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

    13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

    14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

    Fumble quoted verse 13
    FIRST HE TOOK IT OUT OF CONTEXT
    SECOND HE LEFT OUT VERSE 12

    PAUL is saying in verse 12 that he has not reached spiritual maturity [the meaning of perfect in the NT]

    Paul then makes a pun with the word apprehend [or grasp] and is saying that he wishes to fully grasp the reason why he was arrested [grasped] by the Lord on the Damascus Rd [cf Acts 9].PAUL is here speaking of knowing and carrying out the LORD’S WILL for his life.

    He is saying that he has left Judaism and his status as a Rabbi and member of the Sanhedrin and his role as a Pharasee behind and is seeking the LORD’S approval at the bema or judgement seat of zchrist when Jesus comes.
    Here again Stuart fumbled!

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  57. Check-This-Out February 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM #

    Island girl

    you de bes

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  58. Hants February 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM #

    @Georgie Porgie,

    Only you and maybe 3 other people can understand what the PM was saying.

    The audience is there for entertainment.

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  59. Georgie Porgie February 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM #

    Hants
    The man needs to stop trying to make people think he is an intellectual. When you are an intellectual you dont have to prove nutten. Sometimes when you trying to keep it quiet and hide under the radar, it does come out.

    Fumble needs to understand as the great Fannie Fields used to say IF IT IS THERE IT WILL REACT………..IF IT AINT THERE IT CANT REACT

    fUMBLE has obviously spent his time reading, but one wonders if he has understood that which he has read. When one analyses his speeches he says little really. He not even entertaining, and as you said he does not educate the masses, as they seem to be uneducable

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