Time to Usher in an Era of Political Maturity

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group
Owen Arthur, Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley MP, Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

Owen Arthur, Former Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley Leader of the Opposition, Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

Good Evening,

Fellow Barbadians, let me say how pleased I am, that our recently held general election was incident free and fair. Let me congratulate all the candidates for maintaining the democratic process and thanks to all those hard working citizens, who ensured that the highest standards of conduct prevailed.

Let me specially congratulate our main opposition, the Barbados Labour Party, on its success although the party of which I currently have the honor of leading, the Democratic Labour Party was victorious on this occasion. As you know, the result was very close and while the Democratic Labour Party was returned to office, the voters clearly showed that they are looking to both parties to solve our problems. In other words, while we are buoyed by the victory, we realize that these are challenging times and both parties have put the health of our economy, as their main priority.

Cognizant of this reality, immediately after the results of the general election, I held discussions with The right Honorable, Mr. Owen Arthur, who was the opposition leader going into the elections and sought his position on what I call a bi-partisan cabinet to administer the affairs of our country. Mr. Arthur, while being very interested in such a possibility, suggested to me, that I ought to discuss the idea with the right Honorable Ms. Mia Mottley, who has since become the Leader of our opposition.

After very frank and intense discussions involving members of both parties, I am pleased to announce, that I have formed a cabinet, comprising of both the government and the opposition to administer the affairs of our beloved nation. This cabinet will consist of five members from the government and three from within the opposition. The cabinet, on recommendation from the eight mentioned, will also include three members chosen from civil society.

The main focus will be to approach this challenging period with unified leadership and to send a very clear single to the citizens of our country, that the elections are over and it is indeed time to put Barbados first. The cabinet I now lead will consist of the following members of Parliament and those chosen from the civil society……………….

We ask you to join us in this new era of political maturity. Let us now work not only as a unified political force but more importantly as a unified Barbados. This promises to be an exciting and fruitful journey, for our young democracy, as we approach fifty years of independence and statehood.

I thank you and may God continue to bless Barbados.

(This is the speech that Barbados deserved and still deserves. It is not too late)

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67 Comments on “Time to Usher in an Era of Political Maturity”

  1. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2013 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad October 20, 2013 at 7:25 AM #

    You all well know that election was full of FRAUD, LIKE the rest of things dealing with the DLP and blp,
    Only the C.U.P was free and clear , no out side FUNDS , no PAID VOTEs , No LIES and No FRAUD , 99% Truth and the rest is still looking to be had as the UNKNOWN,
    PM did and see his Fraud, witness to fraud
    MAM and OWEN help the Fraud along
    Mof with his math fraud and PIG face lies to the people.
    Let PM run his FRAUD mouth to the people and the other suckers who trust his words .
    If vote buying is the new rule and not against the law then the C.U.P better get to saving their money to play the game by the news rules or law.

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  2. Well Well. October 20, 2013 at 7:42 AM #

    To be honest, PM Stuart does not even sound like he understands some of the things he speaks about most of the times………i dare one brain cell AC to tell me otherwise.

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  3. BAFBFP October 20, 2013 at 7:52 AM #

    A new era of political maturity using the products of the old … I don’ even know where to start ..! … Try replacing “era” with “error” ..

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  4. The People's Democratic Congress October 20, 2013 at 7:56 AM #

    Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group,

    That speech will NEVER EVER be manifested.

    This Think Tank must do better.

    For, it is these two older terminally intellectually politically bankrupt discredited factions that are the ones that over the years have been primarily creating these massive political, material, financial and other relevant problems for the country and for various sectors within it.

    So, rather than writing such piffle, as a Think Tank, you should have been demonstrating enough maturity by coming up with, and presenting to the public of Barbados, sound forward looking political and other strategies and approaches to help in the PERMANENT removal of these crass vulgar nuisances from our political governmental landscape.

    For, indeed, such lesser thinking, on your part, and that has gone into informing such a imaginary speech is downright naïve and appaling and indeed shows the levels to which a few persons in Barbados (well we do not know that you are located in Barbados) will still acquiesce, in their various ways, to these jack o lantern factions, despite the utter foolishness madness that they have been doing to many many people in the country over the years.

    PDC

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  5. Time2Act October 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM #

    This is what is needed now more than ever. PM Freundel’s speech after elections continued in a hostile approach and continued to divide the country down the middle.

    If Stuart does not enter into a power-sharing arrangement this country will will face a de-valuation. All the indicators are there for us to see, the IMF is here again and we have nothing positive to show.

    This country is bigger than Stuart and the DLP, Have the people in Barbados become so ignorant that they dont know that they have the power in their hands.

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  6. ac October 20, 2013 at 8:01 AM #

    @ WELL WELL
    cheeze on bread…………………….
    A DREAM !
    AM AM! i better get out of here,,,,,,,but before i go,,, did the writer say that the PM had discussion with the RGT HON IS this the same RGT hon that neva showed up in parliament……..i wunda to discuss what,
    However to his credit he distant himself from any such discussions.

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  7. The People's Democratic Congress October 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM #

    To the Leader,

    That October, 20, 2013, 7.20 am post was very well said and to the point.

    Could not have been better done!!

    PDC

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  8. Crusoe October 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM #

    @BAF”BAFBFP | October 20, 2013 at 7:52 AM |
    A new era of political maturity using the products of the old … I don’ even know where to start ..! … Try replacing “era” with “error” ..
    ———————-

    FOUR RUNS, off the back foot!!!!!!!!!!

    Very insightful BAF. Madness being doing the same thing over and over , and expecting a different result.

    Put another way, what can one expect from a ‘Poor Rakey Parliament’???

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  9. DLP (formerly CBC) TV October 20, 2013 at 8:47 AM #

    This article should really be ” Time for the DLP to enter an era of political maturity” because the DLP even in dire straights still want to politicize every thing. The DLP has been the gov’t for 5+ years but still want to blame the BLP for the state they are in. I mean the BLP has supported bills in parliament brought by the gov’t, something i never heard the DLP did while they were in opposition, but yet the DEMs want to talk ignorance saying the Bees don’t come with ideas or alternatives etc or always opposing for opposing sake. I mean people want to lump the BLP and DLP into one saying they are same etc ONLY and ONLY so they won’t come across as attacking the DEMS exclusively but the reality is that it is the political immaturity of the DEMS that got this country where it is.

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  10. David October 20, 2013 at 8:58 AM #

    The matter which William has echoed, God knows how long the BU gang has been suggesting the same is that the country remains divided down the middle. It is not business as usual. Our slow bureaucratic politically partisan approach will not do it.

    We are now the laughing stock of the region. The PM’s of the EC are speaking now on our behalf.

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  11. Enuff October 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM #

    Stuuupse!!
    If the argument is that most MPs are useless and all of the brains in Barbados do no not reside in Parliament why advocate a power sharing agreement? Rather than call for such, ask the government to rely on some of that expertise that resides outside of Parliament by appointing them to the Cabinet via the Senate, and drop dead weights such as Husbands, Sandiford-Garner, Maxine, Todd etc. There are too many discreet apologists for the DLP masquerading as ‘concerned citizens’ turning up everywhere all of a sudden.

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  12. robert ross October 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM #

    A dot of coral in a big wide sea; populated by Pharisees with the ethics of the barnyard allegedly rooted in ‘traditional values'; airy squawkful cockfighting with no feather loss; short-trousered adult suffrage holders and pump-filled self-styled experts saturated with ego and ambition; lions who bleat – in short, the world on a pinhead. What do we expect? What do WE project?

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  13. David October 20, 2013 at 9:55 AM #

    @enuff

    We are capable of taking an indicative position from the third term of the last BLP government. Governing in the current climate is not easy, the country under a BLP government would probably have different concerns. The variable which is gathering momentum in the prevailing climate is a politically divisiveness which Barbados has not had to deal with in our history.

    Uncharted territory Sir!

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  14. John Doe October 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM #

    We had elections and one party won. There is no reason why they should share power. That is the system we have and it is a good system, we should not change it. They won and they should rule, they have the mandate of the people – whether we like it or not. If we do not like how they are doing then we need to keep making noise about it to them. That is what the opposition needs to be doing and the people of Barbados – pointing out every mistake they make – which is being done – even today with the petition going around the island.

    It is in-practical to really think that any two parties should come together and rule as one. There would be no check in place for either one of them. I believe that was tried already and called communism. Bad idea.

    If the current party in power cannot lead and keeps asking the other side for better ideas that speaks very clearly on their ability to lead. They are bankrupt of ideas and cannot get the motor started. Partly because of their own inabilities to lead / make decision / get things done, but also because Barbados has such an ass-backwards philosophy going in our Civil Service that is holding everything back. Even the politicians know this and readily admit to it. But they don’t have the balls to stand up to anyone – that includes the unions too who seem to now run the government offices.

    We have accepted a whole attitude of laziness in our country by our government and the people who operate it (overstaffed that is). Where you do as little as possible and make a great big deal about it and keep the whole system blocked up (just look at Butch Stuarts statement in yesterdays newspaper why he never got the Sandals going before – that plays over every day in present day Barbados and we all just accept it (think Town & Country Planning)).

    This country will not start to move forward until these problems are fixed. Every person / business is affected by these issues. We are being drowned by people who have no vision and are stuck in the mud.

    The question is what can you and me do every day to change this – other than write in this blog until the next election comes up?

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  15. Enuff October 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM #

    “The variable which is gathering momentum in the prevailing climate is a politically divisiveness which Barbados has not had to deal with in our history.”

    Cue the late, revered David Thompson–the genesis of such divisiveness with the ‘Fatted Calf Ideology”. A clear indication of We vs Them!!

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  16. David October 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM #

    @Joe Doe

    BU as a member of the Fifth Estate performs similarly to that of the Fourth. We all have our part to play and BU is satisfied we have made a little contribution to lifting the veil of ignorance which many, including politicians, leveraged to their advantage.

    @enuff

    Does it matter if he started it?

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  17. Enuff October 20, 2013 at 11:04 AM #

    Maybe not, but in the era of BALANCE why must so many continue to pretend? Shame?

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  18. David October 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

    @enuff

    What matters is that current leadership assess the current state and make the right decisions in the interest of ALL Barbadians.

    We don’t want Barbados to denigrate to this do you?

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  19. CHAUCER October 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

    The unbridled thirst for power is the ideology of the current BLP leader, MIA aim is to have the DLP govt removed before March 2014. I know what I speak. Currently some senior BLP members are considering Toppin to replace MIA. MIA will see one member of the opposition absent from the no confidence vote, remember Bradshaw Antigua medical visit

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  20. David October 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM #

    @CHAUCER

    What is your point?

    It is a no confidence against the MoF and not the government.

    Also no confidence motions have failed historically.

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  21. Enuff October 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM #

    David
    You can’t change a problem unless you recognise the root,cause and accept that it is a problem.

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  22. CHAUCER October 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM #

    @DAVID
    The point: MIA believes that the no confidence vote will pass , because she is blinded by unbridled thirst for power, but where will go . Her rebranding the BLP into garrison politics coupled is the point

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  23. Alvin Cummins October 20, 2013 at 12:17 PM #

    @Enuf et al:
    There is a pipostulate in psdychology that if you keep projecting negtive and do it enough people will begin to believe the negative even in the face of a truth that is different. If you keep telling a child that he is no good or will amount to nothing good he begins to believe and it then becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. 2014 is two months ago, and the projections (as stated but not verified) is no growth for that year. where are the projections for 2015 and 2016? Are they positive?
    @Well Well:
    How are you?

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  24. David October 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM #

    @CHAUCER

    Not sure if you take the point that a successful no confidence motion against the MoF does not necessarily translate to a fall in the government.

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  25. Enuff October 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM #

    @Alvin Cummins

    You mean like the DLP election campaigns of 2008 and 2013? STFD!!!

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  26. Well Well. October 20, 2013 at 12:57 PM #

    Alvin……….>I am doing great, hope you are as well.

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  27. Hants October 20, 2013 at 2:16 PM #

    DLP (formerly CBC) TV wrote “The DLP has been the gov’t for 5+ years but still want to blame the BLP for the state they are in.”

    Both political parties are guilty of a lack of vision and ineffective secure Nation building.

    A growing population with no natural resources depending on Foreign Investment and trade.
    Tourism is not a sustainable industry unless there is a prolonged economic boom in the western world.

    Agriculture is still not developed as it should be for food security.

    BLP,DLP PEP et al. Barbados needs leadership not power hungry politicians who think driving a benz or lexus and bank accounts in Toronto and New York is the epitome of success.

    Just so you know I am guilty of a lack of vision in my personal life but I am over 60 so as GP would say “duh gine soon plant muh.”
    It is now over to the youngsters to tek ovah.

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  28. balance October 20, 2013 at 3:10 PM #

    “We are now the laughing stock of the region. The PM’s of the EC are speaking now on our behalf.”

    you behind time; not now for the past three years

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  29. balance October 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM #

    “The variable which is gathering momentum in the prevailing climate is a politically divisiveness which Barbados has not had to deal with in our history.”

    Not at all. The variable or variables we are saddled and have to deal with are as follows;
    Rice gone up
    sugar gone up
    tourism gone down
    growth gone down never to reappear
    foreign reserves disappear
    consistently flawed policies
    leadership lacking
    no apparent light at the end of the tunnel
    Our system of governance promotes divisive politics- divisiveness is nothing new and those who are trumpeting it as an issue are only trying to create a smokescreen to shift focus from the incompetence of the administration.

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  30. checkit-out October 20, 2013 at 5:24 PM #

    Balance; Totally agree with your 3:20 pm post.

    Political divisiveness is a given, Though Mia has made some attempts, at least in her earlier speeches, to move forward from that.

    The gross incompetence of the current administration is a given also.

    The attempts by some to make the Opposition somehow equally culpable for the current mess and indeed in invoking a particularly violent vision of its likely escalation, is a talking point of the DLP spinmeisters which is apparently taking traction.

    However, having said that It would have been the best thing for Barbados if FS had been impelled to put the words of the Mahogany Coconut think tank above into the mouth of the GG at the opening of parliament. Pity, It couldn’t and wouldn’t happen.

    Excellent post.

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  31. David October 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM #

    @checkit-out

    You guys need to analyse what is at play in a climate where there is a 16:14 split and issues attached to the leadership of both parties operating in an austere climate.

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  32. Observing(...) October 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM #

    @David 5:28
    Uncharted waters indeed.

    @Mahogany Court
    the term “political maturity” has been relegated to an oxymoron of late.

    Will the real leaders please stand up?

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  33. David October 20, 2013 at 6:17 PM #

    The BLP seem to be using Facebook to mobilize their messaging. It is an inexpensive option for sure.

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  34. David October 21, 2013 at 12:28 AM #

    Owen says he agrees with the decision to file a No Confidence Motion:

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2013/10/20/owen-backs-mias-no-confidence-motion/

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  35. checkit-out October 21, 2013 at 1:23 AM #

    Observing; re. your call for the real leaders to stand up. Looks like we have not recognized the ones who have attempted to stand up. To me they are-:

    Mia Mottley
    Chris Sinckler; albeit while exhibiting foot in the mouthingness
    Owen Arthur
    Donville Inniss
    Busy Williams, who seems to be going full steam ahead with substantial investments here and providing an example for the other more timorous heavy roller investors
    The Guy at the Crane who is developing the Culpepper project
    and a few others who don’t spring to mind now.

    But I think an equally important call is for the surreal ineffective leaders to STAND DOWN and that is a category of one, Freundel Stuart, with the Union bosses at NUPW and BWU possibly being contenders for filling out that category.

    Yuh know; perhaps Chris Sinckler should stand down and then stand up in a new dispensation. Despite all that is now being said about him, (even by me), he did make some hard decisions, he did present a budget that was strangely bereft of blame of the Opposition (it dealt with the term of the current government) and was designed to get us back on the right track. He has kept on trying to make a difference but has been cut down at every turn by a myopic PM and some of his ministerial colleagues.

    The PM should probably be the object of the Vote of no-confidence exercise but that’s strategy for you and Mia and her team of strategists might be given the benefit of the doubt re. the likely final effectiveness of their strategies in this regard.

    This week’s presentation of the 9 month CB report should be very interesting.

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  36. Mahogany Coconut Group October 21, 2013 at 3:44 AM #

    @ The People’s Democratic Congress
    The Mahogany Coconut Group believes that civility in debate is important. While we accept your position that both the BLP/DLP are perhaps incapable of solving our problems we also accept that they have been elected by the people to manage our affairs and we believe that the democracy in which we live must be protected at all cost. No amount of brilliantly written ideas is going to get any group a single seat in parliament unless they face the electorate. We are also objective enough to recognize that the BLP/DLP are not going to magically fold and make way for any new party just so. The idea of a by partisan cabinet at this time is rooted in that reality. First, we respect the wishes of the people and then we put forward creative and revolutionary positions as our means of engaging and re-educating the masses of the Caribbean about how best to make our governments more accountable and thereby change a political culture that we all accept is broken. Barbados is suffering form all the maladies that are existent throughout our region. The Mahogany Coconut Group prefers to look at the big picture.

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  37. Mahogany Coconut Group October 21, 2013 at 3:47 AM #

    oops should read :”the idea of a bi-partisan at this time………” Our apologies.

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  38. Hamilton hill October 21, 2013 at 6:49 AM #

    @ Checkit-out…In your post of 1:20am you gave the Minister of finance kudos for making hard decisions in his last budgetary presentation.While one can hardly disagree,I think it is fair to say that those measures at least two years too late.A bitter pill to swallow is always ingested easier when done so with water,in this instance some sacrifice by this administration.For me it was nothing short of contemptuous when in the face of this package of austerity,Ministers Blackett and Sealy were in our faces attempting to justify the use of public funds for a football tournament.I will never be able to look past this jackasseary.Pardon my French.

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  39. David October 21, 2013 at 7:05 AM #

    We all know the harsh measures could only have been applied post general election, to make it more difficult the date was extended because of political expediency.

    On the matter of expending money on a football tournament it was insightful to listen to Senator Andre wishing for the tournament to be rolled out with greater frequency. The DLP is obviously committed to this strategy.

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  40. checkit-out October 21, 2013 at 7:43 AM #

    HH; I agree with you re. timing of the budget. It seemed to be a case of closing the gate after the horse had bolted. But we really and unfortunately can’t expect proactiveness from this cabinet in matters that might negatively affect their pensions. But I think that if we study Chris’ decisions, somewhat boldly taken and sometimes not quite good ones, they were steps in the right direction which if allowed to go through might have eventually led to success. The PM is the one who, after allowing most of these to pass cabinet, cut them down in his typical fashion when the public responded negatively. He is, imho, largely to blame for the state this country is now in.

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  41. Hamilton hill October 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM #

    @ David…when months have passed and some workers are not paid,for me there is nothing any senator can say that offers justification.

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  42. The People's Democratic Congress October 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM #

    Mahogany Court Think Tank,

    The PDC has long had as part of its policies that any time a certain future COALITIONAL government comes into political office in Barbados, and of which we will be a part of, there shall be put in place legislation that will usher in a COALITIONAL EXECUTIVE (Cabinet) GOVERNMENT for Barbados and that will be made up of representatives of parties, non-party political groups and independents.

    These persons will be elected on the basis of a proportional representational electoral system. And a President shall be head of the Cabinet.

    Indeed, the DLP and BLP have been primarily responsible for creating these massive political material financial and other problems in the country and in the various sectors of it.

    They must be got the rid of sooner rather than later.

    You must appreciate the fundamental fact that, since independence, it is they who have – at alternate times – been at the helm of government in this country right through the times when these same deep rooted political material and financial problems were and have been created and have been made to fester.

    There must be no excuses being made for them at this time by anyone who has a sufficient knowledge of the contemporary political history of this country, and who has seen the wicked, corrupt and regressive ways in which they have been presiding over the political governmental affairs this country.

    We are not into playing any silly games with these two stupid backward factions like we think you are doing.

    We take politics extremely seriously in this country, fundamentally because in our policies and programs we are dealing with the LIVES of human beings in this country.

    So, REMOVE the Damned DLP and Blasted BLP from this country!!

    PDC

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  43. LOOK October 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM #

    The DLP is a bit embarrassing, the BLP is more embarrassing. Both are tainted with mess. The BLP mess mountains no doubt are more immense and so much more embarrassing. The BLP could/should just find themselves a rabbit hole and stay in it. There is nothing like a good laugh, the BLP group. Arthur just months ago was in the Bahamas, they mocked him and laughed at him.

    Barbados could do better than Stuart but surely without Arthur and Mottley.

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  44. Yagga Rowe October 21, 2013 at 2:43 PM #

    LOOK | October 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM |
    The DLP is a bit embarrassing, the BLP is more embarrassing. Both are tainted with mess. The BLP mess mountains no doubt are more immense and so much more embarrassing. The BLP could/should just find themselves a rabbit hole and stay in it. There is nothing like a good
    ——————————-
    foolish
    ignorant
    stupid talk from LOOK
    IGNORAMUS !

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  45. Yagga Rowe October 21, 2013 at 2:48 PM #

    Now that the DLP has failed
    Stop lumping the BEES and DEMS together
    The DLP has failed miserably and disappointed you…
    Deal with it
    But stop trying to drag the BLP and others into the muck.
    You supported DEMS and not sorry
    as you should
    ———————————
    Yaaaaaaaaaaggaa again !!!

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  46. LOOK October 21, 2013 at 2:51 PM #

    The people of Barbados should be tired of the BLP and Mottley. All should be persecuted and convicted: Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, George Payne and Gline Clark – all those crooks.

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  47. Mahogany Coconut Group October 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM #

    @ The People’s Democratic Congress
    While we agree with your fundamental argument, we are focusing on not only removing old and tired political parties but are also dedicated to creating a new Caribbean Nation. We are not steeped in arrogance and try to avoid being the fountains of all knowledge , which is the current affliction of all Caribbean political parties. We take this opportunity, as part of our inclusive policy , to invite The People’s Democratic Congress to forward, as it thinks necessary, ideas and articles to our blog , so that our readers in the Diaspora, will get to know of the organisation and in turn exchange opinions and policy ideas. We have estimated that it will take at least another generation to bring about the new Caribbean Nation and we are gearing toward that goal, we started almost a decade ago. We are all in this together: Together we aspire , together we achieve.

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  48. balance October 21, 2013 at 6:19 PM #

    yes Mr Checkit out- sometimes the truth does hurt and I can understand the pain AC, CCC and Alvin are experiencing in trying to defend the indefensible and having to put the truth on the backburner but I do agree that Mr Sinckler despite his numerous shortcomings in a difficult job did have the courage to make harsh decisions which became necessary as a result of the kitchen cabinet’s – not his alone- mismanagement of the economy. This episode should indicate to all and sundry that managing a fragile economy like ours particularly in the ever increasing hostile dog-eat-dog(in short what passes in the guise of competition) global environment is not a political exercise but demands knowledge and skill and cannot be thrust on just anybody to satisfy political expediency or one’s whims and fancies.
    His penchant for putting his foot in his mouth is damaging his already much maligned credibility and he needs to be less combative and more statesmanlike in his approach to criticism. Matter of fact, it is the bitterness and the propensity to lash out like a cat cornered without answers that is in my view fuelling the perspective of divisiveness. I say again that divisiveness is not the problem for even our parliamentary procedure provides for a division which is used from time to time to capture distinctly the feelings of members.

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  49. balance October 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM #

    “For me it was nothing short of contemptuous when in the face of this package of austerity,Ministers Blackett and Sealy were in our faces attempting to justify the use of public funds for a football tournament.I will never be able to look past this jackasseary.Pardon my French.”

    Do you not understand that immortalising and building a legacy for Mr Thompson to mask his failings is more important than seeing the hospital is adequately funded.

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  50. David October 21, 2013 at 6:27 PM #

    Here is what a former prime minister of Greece had to say about how conventional politics and our democratic institutions are failing us in the current environment.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/20/opinion/papandreou-ted-democracy/index.html?eref=edition

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  51. LOOK October 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM #

    @ David

    Topic has nothing to do with US

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  52. Bag Juice October 21, 2013 at 7:18 PM #

    Acting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith talking on CBC TV about corrupt policemen? dead with laugh. Apparently he has forgotten his past.

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  53. LOOK October 21, 2013 at 7:20 PM #

    @ Bag Juice

    Don’t forget the BLP has a past – Contractor Al Barack, Violet Beckles and VECO. Ohhhhhhh forgot this one, that Nigerian Water Heater Project

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  54. DLP (formerly CBC) TV October 21, 2013 at 7:35 PM #

    @ CHAUNCER clearly you are narrow minded and you suck in the propaganda, misdirection and lies Fumble and Friends is throwing at people. The lies are wearing thin and the facts are coming to light that the DLP has FAILED this country. The DEMs dont have to mind us Bees, you can continue to dismiss us as playing politics as you usually do. What the DEMS have not done is explain to us why the economy is going down a hole. Don’t tell us the economy is performing, its on the right track etc because that is clearly bullshit. What the DEMs want us Bees to do, give Chris a good old pat on the back for a job well done after presiding over the worst performing economy in the entire hemisphere!!!! Fumble and Friends need a slap cross their heads !!!!. The Bees are rightly turning up the heat on Fumble and Friends. If the DEMs can’t take it that is their business

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  55. ac October 21, 2013 at 8:33 PM #

    @balance

    Man Oh! man U balance up in here swinging.,….but swinging in the wrong direction…but not to hurt uh feelings i give u an “A+ fuh B/S………

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  56. LOOK October 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM #

    @ David

    The United States has many miles to go as does Barbados, but David the unlike Barbados United States persecutes and convicted corrupt lawyers and politicians. All should be persecuted and convicted: Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, George Payne, Gline Clark, Sir Richard Cheltenham, Sir Charles O. Williams (COW), Mark Cummings, Samantha Cummings, Ralph Torne, Richard Byers, etc. The United States via Emminent Domain Law has right to take private property for public use. The private property owner however is compensated. The estate of Violet Beckles to date has not been compensated for Kensington Oval, Sandy Lane, Six Men, ABC Highway, etc.

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  57. Back in Time Jack October 21, 2013 at 9:04 PM #

    Errol Barrow destroyed perfectly competent and politically talented Dr. Richie Haynes by painting him as nothing more than power hungry.
    Owen is watching this mistake by Mia and laughing all the while. Why was it necessary to up the bar yesterday by saying this no confidence motion against Sinckler was more justified and easier that the one he brought in 1994?

    Help your opponent set a high bar for themselves, remember to Pinot out the failure we it occurs and then appear to show empathy for the defeated.

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  58. balance October 21, 2013 at 9:18 PM #

    “Man Oh! man U balance up in here swinging.,….but swinging in the wrong direction…but not to hurt uh feelings i give u an “A+ fuh B/S”

    never hear you respond so mildly yet -seems I have you on the back foot- thanks for the vote of confidence as your marks suggest-

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  59. balance October 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM #

    “Acting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith talking on CBC TV about corrupt policemen? dead with laugh. Apparently he has forgotten his past.”

    Mr Griffith’s installation to the position of de facto Commissioner of Police is one of the most unethical acts visited upon this country in the area of promotions and appointments in the public service and serves to blatantly divide the Police Force and the country’

    While it can be acknowledged that super-cessions in the pubic service is nothing new; protocol and public service procedure for elevation to higher office in the public service has always been guided by the dictum that the person so elevated must first express an interest in higher office;

    It is on record that when the post of deputy was advertised, Mr Griffith did not even apply for the post.

    This leaves me to speculate with reason that Mr Griffith was already aware of the events which were to unfold with regards to Mr Dottin’s removal and was told to stand fast.

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  60. Boy Blue October 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM #

    Bag Juice | October 21, 2013 at 7:18 PM |
    Acting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith talking on CBC TV about corrupt policemen? dead with laugh. Apparently he has forgotten his past.
    ……………………………………………………………………………..
    Aren’t we Bajans supposed to have short memories.? Not many will remember, Roach, Barry and Ford . (Cock-roach, Barry- South Wales,& Ford Escort)

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  61. june boy October 22, 2013 at 2:47 AM #

    I heard M.P Mara Thompson, wife of the late P.M David Thompson, saying her late husband would never have behaved in the manner Mia is. Why are we trying to saintify David Thompson, he was just a forced ripe mango and threw tantrums whenever he didn’t get his way, like refusing to attend parliament until Owen Arthur called a general elections. He got his wish but couldn’t hold it for long.

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  62. The People's Democratic Congress October 22, 2013 at 6:04 AM #

    Mahogany Court Think Thank,

    We will make some submissions to your blog.

    PDC

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  63. Well Well. October 22, 2013 at 6:55 AM #

    june boy | October 22, 2013 at 2:47 AM |

    I heard M.P Mara Thompson, wife of the late P.M David Thompson, saying her late husband would never have behaved in the manner Mia is. Why are we trying to saintify David Thompson, he was just a forced ripe mango and threw tantrums”
    _______________________________

    Mara was just spouting her hypocritical lying garbage for those who did not know Thompson, he was famous for cursing, insulting and acting not like a spoiled child, but like a b***h out of Nelson Street, she is just trying to wipe shame from her face to find out what she was really married to……….

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  64. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2013 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad October 22, 2013 at 8:39 AM #

    LOOK | October 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM |

    The DLP is a bit embarrassing, the BLP is more embarrassing. Both are tainted with mess. The BLP mess mountains no doubt are more immense and so much more embarrassing. The BLP could/should just find themselves a rabbit hole and stay in it. There is nothing like a good laugh, the BLP group. Arthur just months ago was in the Bahamas, they mocked him and laughed at him.

    Barbados could do better than Stuart but surely without Arthur and Mottley

    WHAT IS WRONG WIT TRUTH? DOES IT HURT SO BAD?
    BMWs
    RRs
    VAT
    MOF
    MAM
    OWEN
    PM
    MOODYS
    S&P
    COW & HAM
    RATES, WATER, LIGHTS, ROAD TAX
    UWI,TAX CREDIT
    F.O.I & I.L
    AND MORE

    Yagga Rowe | October 21, 2013 at 2:43 PM |
    @ what is your truth?

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  65. LOOK October 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM #

    It’s a mess down there. It’s just a mess on that dot in the Caribbean. Moody’s and the S&P says so. There are lots of theft there, the United Nations says it.

    Obama has his problems, Obamacare problems, Republicans – the GOP, mainly Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Michelle Bachman n on her way out but amidst scandal and investigation. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/03/iowa-state-senator-quits-after-probe-into-michele-bachmann-payments.html The DLP has its problems – no money or honey and the BLP has its problems: Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, George Payne, and Gline Clark – all those crooks.

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  66. LOOK October 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

    Let’s not sugar coat anything. Call them what they are – crooks. All should be persecuted and convicted: Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, George Payne, and Gline Clark – all those crooks.

    http://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/2007/05/11/mr-prime-minister-why-are-you-only-now-so-concerned-about-conflicts-of-interest-with-duty-free-autos/

    http://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/2007/03/25/nation-news-falls-into-our-trap-over-prime-ministers-money-laundering/

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  67. LOOK October 22, 2013 at 7:37 PM #

    Should apologize to Sinckler, MAM. Maybe she did in her diary – Diary of a Mad Black Woman

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