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Fruendel Stuart: DLP Party Members Will be Protected

Submitted by Anthony Davis
Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

The Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP’s) 60th annual conference opened with the party’s President, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, jabbing at Opposition tactics.

In an address to delegates, Stuart spoke of the party’s […]responsibility to come up with solutions to situations that ordinary Barbadians face from day to day – Barbados Today 4 August 2015

My, my, my, what superciliousness!

The Prime Minster is effectively telling us that he only needs the votes of DLP members in the next elections. The editorial in the same edition asks the question – “Will we see Mr. Stuart off his horse?”

From this disdainful speech that clearly will not be the case!

First he should explain to the country where the jet skis were when he was growing up, because he is at that age where his Government is putting people out to pasture. However, he knows that that won’t happen to him yet. So, to learn about the DLP’s strategy for carrying forward OUR country, every man Jack must join the DLP.

How interesting!

I, for one, do not intend joining any party – unless it is a birthday one or such like. Mr. Stuart had better wheel and come again, because his speech was the epitome of haughtiness and self-aggrandizement. He wants to take OUR country forward, but the way will be privy only to those of us who hold a DLP membership book. The rest of us can stand outside and beg to be allowed into this hallowed sanctuary.

The people of this country are already begging enough.

They are begging for relief from overburdening taxes which the Minister of Finance gives away as it pleases him.

They are begging for their welfare cheques to be paid.

They are begging for things at our lone hospital – the QEH – to be brought back to normal, and for it to be given enough funding to bring it back to the institution it was before 2008, instead of people having to eat cold food and drink cold tea because the cooking services have been outsourced, and the doctors/nurses need the equipment to carry out their duties in a proper manner.

They are begging because having sent in sick note after sick note – some of them since May – they have not received one red cent.

The pensioners are begging for their cheques to be sent in a timely manner – especially that some of them don’t receive anything more than a pittance.

We have a Psychiatric Hospital in which it is not even suitable to keep animals. We have a Child Care Board which lacks personnel and funding – especially seeing the number of children who are being abused.

Yet, the Minister of Finance, while on the one hand is whining about “a low cash flow” when it comes to the populace of this country, on the other has millions of dollars of our taxes to give away to every Johnny come lately.

Every day one sees more vagrants on the streets – and the most hurtful part is that women are now joining the number.

This country has been brought to its knees during the last seven years, and we have a Prime Minister who has the audacity to tell us that only by being a member of the DLP can we know what he is going to do about its downward spiral into the abyss.

“The value of a man resides in what he gives, and not in what he is capable of receiving.”

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94 Comments on “Fruendel Stuart: DLP Party Members Will be Protected”

  1. Artaxerxes August 31, 2015 at 7:48 AM #

    Alvin Cummins August 30, 2015 at 7:54 PM #

    “Re poor people and taxes, remember that there are allowances and deductions which move the “poor” out of the category of direct tax payers.”

    SSS wrote: “Alvin Cummins is doing what he does best i.e. manipulate and distort facts to either destroy or render useless.” Apparently her assessment of you seems correct thus far.

    Firstly, as it relates to “allowances and deductions which move the “poor” out of the category of direct tax payers,” you are INCORRECT. For your information, no individual can be “moved out of the category of direct tax payer.”

    There is a difference between “direct taxes” and “indirect taxes.”

    Direct taxes are the taxes that are levied on the income of individuals or organizations (i.e. income, corporation, land or inheritance tax). A direct tax is one that cannot be shifted by the taxpayer to someone else.

    An indirect tax is a tax collected by an intermediary (such as a retail store) from the person who bears the ultimate economic burden of the tax (such as the customer). An indirect tax is one that can be shifted by the taxpayer to someone else. An indirect tax may increase the price of a good so that consumers are actually paying the tax by paying more for the products. VAT is an indirect tax.

    Secondly, Cummins, please tell me what “are (these) allowances and deductions?”

    Perhaps you failed to listen to or read the 2015 Budget Speech re:

    “Therefore, it is proposed that with effect from Income Tax Year 2015 that only the following deductions will be allowed along with the existing personal allowances; contributions to trade unions and statutory associations, donations to charities including the church, and energy audit retrofits. Other special credits such as foreign currency earnings allowance and double taxation relief will also remain in keeping with Treaty arrangements.”

    This means, Cummins, that from this (2015) income year, Barbadian will no longer be able to claim:

    ………. Home improvement and mortgage interest allowance
    ………. Tax deduction for a registered retirement plan
    ………. Donations to registered and exempt charities
    ………. Approved provident or superannuation fund contribution

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  2. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 7:54 AM #

    David

    Why don’t you take sometime and read the disparaging comments Artar levels against people who have a democratic right to choose to support a political of their choice rather finding fault with my honest reply to the disrespectful and unjustifiable sentiments you guys levels as the DLP administration continually.

    David, you’re the blogmaster and it is therefore incumbent on you to try to be impartial in your distribution of critique. You haven’t been in quite sometime now, and it is therefore apparent to the outside observer that you’re leaning more to a specific political following, when your job of the blogmaster is to stand aloof, and dispense your critique with the utmost of impartiality.

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  3. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 8:02 AM #

    Artar

    All you do all day long is to write a lot of bull, as those someone has time to read your nonsense. Man get a life, and you can’t find their are sold on Ebay these days.

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  4. Artaxerxes August 31, 2015 at 8:03 AM #

    @ David

    Do you expect anything less from Ms. Dompey?

    She behaves like a whore…….. always ready to “hold up she dress and block.”

    BU provides her with a forum to exhibit her “intellectualism” and criticize or challenge those who fall within the groups who find her either repulsive or are intolerant of her. Being the coward she is it also provides her with a sanctuary whereby she does not have to undergo the humiliation of facing them.

    No disrespect to women, but based on the way this individual behaves on BU, it cannot be a MAN. This individual’s reactions are characteristic of a homosexual. Perhaps her femininity evolved after years of being sexually molested by those big policemen at District A, in whose arms she ran to find the love that could not be found at home.

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  5. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 8:10 AM #

    Alvin

    Attack the idiot in the soft under belly, he is competent with statistics and probably can’t even put on his pants correctly in the morning.

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  6. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 8:17 AM #

    Lol lol …. Oh God … am laughing my belly full… man your sound more like a bulla …. you seen to know those intimate details regarding the homosexual life. Good God help the she she …

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  7. Donna August 31, 2015 at 9:41 AM #

    So, I take it there is no way forward since you are still discussing the glories of the past. ERROL BARROW IS DEAD! GRANTLEY AND TOM ADAMS ARE DEAD! What has the current lot to offer us? DEATH?!!!!!!

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  8. Bush Tea August 31, 2015 at 9:49 AM #

    @ David
    “…every single blog’
    ++++++++++++++++
    …man ban the donkey’s ass nuh!!!
    Day does run til night catch um….

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  9. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 10:10 AM #

    Atax

    My behaviour has little to do with being a homosexual, and more to do with defending oneself in the face of ignorance. And by the way you’re no different than the white southern racist American who arbitrarily attributes a certain stereotypical characteristic to the black man in America, as you have done here to the homosexual on BU.

    You ought to be ashamed of yourself because you have insulted the collective intelligence of the woman by employing the old adage (no disrespect to women on the one hand, while on the other hand, employing chauvinistic epithets which you have attributed to the homosexual.

    Your emotional melted-down revealed two things about your character: one that you’re homophobia and two that you’re sexist. Listen! I have homosexual coworkers whom I have never once saw behaved in the manner in which you have described and attributed to gay people in your above statement.

    And your allegation that I have somehow been sexually molested by the police men At District A was made for laughs Artax. All the police men that I have been associated at District A with were all ladies men, and may have had a sister or two of yours beneath their bedsheets.

    And finally, one has to question the motive of a person who attributed homosexual tendencies to other, and wonder if their hatred of homosexual and the homosexual lifestyle is a deep-seated repression for their own homosexual propensity?

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  10. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 10:31 AM #

    Bush Tea, David
    “Every single blog”
    It is no secret that I am a staunch DLP proponent, so it ought to be self- evident that my contribution on the BU blog would constitute the counterpoise of every argument. David, I have never once heard you and your lot attributed anything positive to the ruling party, so my response is as follows: EVERY SINGLE BLOG YOU AND YOUR LOT HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THE DLP GOVERNMENT.

    @ Bush Tea

    I you have been calling for my censorship for years because you well know that I am you Achilles heel here on BU.

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  11. David August 31, 2015 at 10:45 AM #

    The blog will be closed if we continue…

    Final warning.

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  12. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 10:53 AM #

    David

    And by the way David, I am returning to Facebook today because my absence should increase the quality and membership of your blog I hope.

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  13. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 10:59 AM #

    David

    so…your blog is just one out of millions … do me the favour my wife is going be please.

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  14. Well Well & Consquences August 31, 2015 at 11:07 AM #

    I am told that Fruendel ought to be looking within his own DLP political party and at some of his own cabinet ministers for information on the drug and gun running in Barbados; and not only, as I myself has suggested at the minority population of whites and indians on the island, although they too are playing quite a big role.

    Contrary to what Fruendel is saying, just because it sounds like good sound bites, the police have known about the gun running on the island for well over a decade, it’s old news.

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  15. Gabriel August 31, 2015 at 11:44 AM #

    So the PM has thanked bajans for their support in getting the fiscal policies as implemented,working to the advantage of all.I read it thusly;the price of oil has allowed the PM with the scheming support of the minister of energy,to soak the unsuspecting public with an indirect tax by not reducing the price of petrol at the pump,in spite of the crash of the oil price since mid 2014.And so,the sleight of hand saving in foreign exchange has been credited to the reserves,and ipso facto(as Sir Frank Walcott would say)the public has helped the poor rakey fellas reduce the deficit.
    Meanwhile the UWI staff had to await the payment of land tax receipts to get paid for August.No cabinet member suffers such a fate.Who will rid us of these incompetenets of Bay St.

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  16. George Frideric Handel August 31, 2015 at 12:38 PM #

    @ Dompey August 31, 2015 at 10:53 AM #

    David… And by the way David, I am returning to Facebook today because my absence should increase the quality and membership of your blog I hope.

    ♪♪♪ Hallelujah…….. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, haalleeeluuujah!!!! ♪ ♬ ♬

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  17. ac August 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

    Yes it is as equally and mostly important to remember the past and its fundamentals which are attached and incorporated to the future. That is how we learn. That is how we grow through knowledge and experience in our quest to separate fact fiction and truths from fallacy. There has always been an attempt BTy the blP to discard and disregard the social gains made to this country by the DLP in their haste to rewrite the history of the Barrow era an era which placed a stamp of benevolence for the poor

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  18. Gabriel August 31, 2015 at 1:08 PM #

    Today Dennis Johnson is supporting the call for a regional central bank.I have held this position ever since the IMF expressed displeasure at the influence of this minister of finance in the policy direction of the CBB,which governor is compliant being a card holding member of the fatted calf brigade.
    On another topic but in the subject of regionalism,according to an article in the Guyana Chronicle of August 30th the IACHR has named Bharrat Jagdeo as a culpable party in the 1999 kidnapping and presumed murder of Franz Britton,aka ‘Collie Wills’.IACHR report #80/01 petition #12.264 identifies Ronald Gajraj,former minister of home affairs,Laurie Lewis,former CoP and Leon Fraser,head of the dreaded ‘black clothes’ police and a former Supt of Police as “responsible for Mr Britton’s disappearance whilst in police custody.
    It is a total embarrassment that these named persons can hold high public office,some even to this day and walking around without let or hindrance and we say let us support this talk shop called Caricom.Manley,Barrow and Williams must be wondering where they went wrong in their calculations.
    The indian guyanese media consultant so called,Rickie Singh,whom Freddie Kissoon says owes Bharrat Jagdeo a humungous favour,might make the above IACHR report and findings the subject of his biased analysis.These indians are so ridiculous in matters of state in Guyana and in Trinidad.God help Caricom with lepers like these.

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  19. Dompey August 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM #

    George Frideric Handel, who might you be? lol

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