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Grenville Phillips II Founder of Solutions Barbados Responds to Feedback

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Hi David:

I noticed that only Hartley Henry’s clever and impressive redefinition of Solutions Barbados was carried in today’s nation, and not my rebuttal. I am asking you to allow us to respond.

Solutions Barbados is very concerned with all of the principal problems that hinder Barbados’ and therefore, every resident’s development. We have defined workable solutions to these problems and published them on 1st July 2016 on SolutionsBarbados.com for public discussion and improvement. They encompass: governance, regulations, criminal justice, procurement, education, transportation, health, welfare, business development, taxation, agriculture, and national infrastructure. All of these comprise Barbados’ economy.

With workable solutions in hand, we then invited the other political parties to implement them. Being aware that both parties have not implemented similar solutions despite 15 years of my active lobbying, we also invited persons to consider running in the next general elections in order to implement the necessary structural changes to the economy.

We recognize that in 1991, the NDP had a superior message and more accomplished candidates, and the time was ideal – since they were the formal opposition during a recession. Yet they could not convince the electorate that they were more capable then a party with less opposition members.

The Caribbean has been run by single professionals and former employees who have, by any reasonable measure, generally mismanaged the public services and their national economies. The problem appears to be one of individual preparation. They were simply not properly prepared to manage, and therefore, not capable of managing a national economy.

We are convinced that employers, who risk starting a business and employing others, is a good preparatory path. However, they need to demonstrate that they can improve their product and expand their business through increased employment. They also need to have survived an economic down-turn by choosing reduced profits in order to maintain their employees. Therefore, we set the standard at 10 employees for a decade, or thereabout.

Given that most people are employees, we understand that they would rightly feel uncomfortable if their only experience of an employer is someone who was more focused on increasing profit rather than on improving the product. Please note that an employer includes: engineers (like myself), doctors, lawyers, contractors, merchants, hair dressers, landscapers, barbers, and every other professional and non-professional who took the risk of starting their own business and employing others. We just happen to believe that such a path better prepares an individual to implement the published solutions.

If someone can identify a better preparation path, then please provide it.

Best regards,
Grenville Phillips II
Founder, Solutions Barbados

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137 Comments on “Grenville Phillips II Founder of Solutions Barbados Responds to Feedback”

  1. de Ingrunt Word March 2, 2016 at 1:27 PM #

    Indeed Vincent, but when he and the blog-master tag-team it gets a bit much… LOLL.

    When two obviously sensible people twist themselves into impossible positions with gross contradictions its ..absolutely not copacetic!

    Anyhow, I dun wid this.

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  2. William Skinner March 2, 2016 at 2:47 PM #

    @ David,
    * The popular belief that Sir Richard Haynes was very wealthy and only power hungry* Failure to effectively organise proper constituency branches *Inexperienced candidates(myself included when it came to canvassing) *Very successful BLP/DLP propaganda that the NDP was financed by rich, mainly white , business persons *Very weak financial strength of many candidates(myself included) *Too many “ex” Dems joined the NDP to get back at Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford *An abundance of opportunists who wanted to be “secret” supporters just in case we won *Ignoring rural constituencies *Failure to seek support from groups such as : very small farmers, fisherfolk, very small contractors, beach vendors etc *Underestimating the political might of a combined BLP/DLP assualt *Failure to properly analyse the results of 1991 *The split in the party after 1991( I personally like many others became fed up with the so-called “maximum leader” nonsense) *All in all extremely poor political planning especially after the1991 elections.
    These are some of the reasons I think we failed. However there were many positives on which we collectively failed to exploit and maximise. I hope this sheds a bit of light on how third parties can fail and those seeking to come should avoid them.
    Quite frankly, from my experience, I am convinced that a well organised third party with a vision for the next twenty five years and one prepared to work hard, the prospects are better now than there were twenty five years ago. However, the party must have a clear philosophy and at least two hundred members committed on an almost daily basis to work very hard. A blind man can see that both the BLP and DLP are crumbling and their collective fall is near.

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  3. Vincent Haynes March 2, 2016 at 3:45 PM #

    de Ingrunt Word March 2, 2016 at 1:27 PM #

    Chuckle……untill I saw the pic ah thought it was BT but then again……could it be???

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  4. de Ingrunt Word March 2, 2016 at 3:59 PM #

    @ William, even if “A blind man can see that both the BLP and DLP are crumbling and their collective fall is near…” it will still take a man with pluperfect vision to shift the political will along a different path.

    Your final analysis is obviously accurate and frankly has been noted here by @Alvin no less but it is fundamental and a basic truism for ANY sensible student of politics and LIFE.

    Thus how in name of anything sensible can Mr Grenville Phillips’ freshman antics be even considered a reasonable first step in that process.

    To your commentary, we are 25 years on from the best opportunity at a third party that we ever had and rather than moving forward with that historical reference this group has in fact regressed. There is even more evidence of lack of foresight and preparedness.

    These types of remarks were made – by many – months ago. Why are we even back at this same stage again.

    Frustratingly ridiculous.

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  5. ac March 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM #

    A good breakdown of the do/s and dont/s of forming a third party. Hopefully GP would read and gain insight.

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  6. Bush Tea March 2, 2016 at 4:01 PM #

    @ Vincent
    Bushie takes exception to being called spoiled……

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  7. de Ingrunt Word March 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM #

    @AC, you enjoyed that little sarcasm @ 4:00PM didn’t you. Let’s hope someone who really understands the political theater heeds the advice.

    Cause I would love to hear your tone 10 – 15 years from now when your backside and those of your scallywag dishonest cohorts are finally having their cases wrapped up in the courts…

    It would make for wonderful golden years for many seeing you guys getting your comeuppance!

    So do be careful what you wish for…you might get your wish!!

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  8. David March 2, 2016 at 4:29 PM #

    @Dee Word

    Be patient. Note yardfowls will not be attracted by a 3rd party. It is up to Grenville to rollout an effective communication plan. We also wait to critique his candidates.

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  9. Vincent Haynes March 2, 2016 at 4:48 PM #

    Bush Tea March 2, 2016 at 4:01 PM #

    OK…Sorry Skippah….ah was pondering dah one too,causing yuh is all duh rest bu yuh ain spoilt….we cud change um tuh hardears doh…..wuh yuh sey?

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  10. ac March 2, 2016 at 9:44 PM #

    Sorry but Granville is just another talking head rollout of the blogosphere and talk radio who just like others believes they have all the answers to societies problems some how he reminds of bush tea nuff bark but no substance

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  11. Solutions Barbados March 2, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

    It seems that many posted comments have not addressed any of our published solutions. Instead, they are focused on having employers as candidates. Political operatives have dismissed this idea as a fatal flaw and they do not expect us to garner much support. However, employers, employees, the unemployed and the unemployable all have a right to offer themselves for consideration. Whether they are chosen or not is exclusively and entirely up to the voters to decide.

    Starting and growing a business appears to be the ideal training ground for managing a national economy. This is because employers are ably positioned to test their ideas in the market place, and learn, by trial and error, what works under specific conditions, and what does not work under any conditions in the Barbados, Caribbean and international regulatory environments.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  12. Alvin Cummins March 2, 2016 at 10:22 PM #

    @Frustrated Businessman,
    If as you say both the DLP and BLP useful dat passed about forty years ago; which would be after 10 years of independence, why have you business people done something before instead of becoming a “frustrated businessman.” Specifically what is it about this country that makes you a “frustrated businessman”? Not enough business? What have you done to make it better? Are you like Trump; want to make U.S. “whole” again> Of course Trump just wants to ensure that a black man,again, or even a white woman, does not become head of the government.
    And frustrated, whether it is before the end of the fiftieth anniversary of independence or whether it is 10 years hence; I probably won’t be around to see it, but Barbados WILL attain Republican status. It is inevitable. Hope that does not make you more frustrated. Or you can do like those at the attainment of Independence, leave the country and go to Alaska, Australia, or New Zealand like so many did at that time, and then come back like loopy dogs, when you realize the island did not sink into the sea.

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  13. Kammie Holder March 2, 2016 at 10:31 PM #

    Good luck Granville and now BU has gotten your attention please let the public hear you on topical isues. A third party has a real chance now more than ever please don`t squander.

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  14. Kammie Holder March 2, 2016 at 10:34 PM #

    @Granville Phillips, what are your views on Safe Sex Marriages, Marijuana Decriminalization, ITAL, FOIA etc. Give people hope by meeting their social and financial concerns,

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  15. Kammie Holder March 2, 2016 at 10:36 PM #

    @Granville Phillips, what are your views on Same Sex Marriages, Marijuana Decriminalization, ITAL, FOIA etc. Give people hope by meeting their social and financial concerns,

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  16. ac March 2, 2016 at 10:53 PM #

    Granville Phillips what are your views on renewable energy and what solutions would you forward to combat Barbados high energy be specific

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  17. Hants March 2, 2016 at 11:32 PM #

    @ Solutions Barbados who wrote, “Starting and growing a business appears to be the ideal training ground for managing a national economy.”

    You still need a Political party with candidates that can effectively communicate with the voters who are NOT educated intellectuals.

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  18. David March 3, 2016 at 6:44 AM #

    This is what representation is all about,

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/03/03/glenburnie-residents-suffering-from-road-rage/…..

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  19. Vincent Haynes March 3, 2016 at 9:44 AM #

    Hants March 2, 2016 at 11:32 PM #

    You still need a Political party with candidates that can effectively communicate with the voters who are NOT educated intellectuals.
    ………………………………………………………….

    …… but that is what the funders of Partys have been doing for eons to achieve their goals…….no need to buy milk if you own the cow.

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  20. ac March 3, 2016 at 1:52 PM #

    seems like Greenville Phillips has exercised discretionary action in his avoidance of answering those questions that are implicit in the running of govt.

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  21. William Skinner March 3, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    @ de Ingrunt Word,
    I may not support Granville’s approach but sometimes we have to think oustside the box and get out of our comfort level. He should be credited for making us think. I still believe that we are best served by real community politics rather than believing that because somebody has a public profile or is a successful business person they will automatically solve our problems. And that is where I humbly think Granville is trying to change the system by recruiting those who are the architects of our problems. However I maintain that he is giving us food for thought that will not be consumed by the thoughtless or those who remain loyal to the BLP and DLP

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  22. David March 3, 2016 at 3:09 PM #

    @William

    Is it not fair to say that the demographic of the electorate ha changed in recent years, we now have a large chunk of renters and others of a transient type who bear no loyalty to the area to which he/she resides.

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  23. Colonel Buggy March 3, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    As reported on CBC news today, the Prime Minister has once again entertained and addressed frequent visitors to Barbados at Illaro Court. This appears to be a monthly thing. Am I missing something here?

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  24. William Skinner March 3, 2016 at 4:07 PM #

    @ David,
    Of course much has changed since 1991. Generations change every twenty five years. However our country is very small and we can still try a more sophisticated form of constituency based government, which will be a hybrid of what we have now and local government.

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  25. Solutions Barbados March 3, 2016 at 8:40 PM #

    Hi Kammie:

    We identified the main problems hindering Barbados’ development, and published effective and economical solutions. We will not pursue any new contentious issue that is not published on our web-site (SolutionsBarbados.com) without getting a new mandate from the electorate.

    On marijuana, we noted that it would not attract imprisonment, but it would attract a fine. On Integrity legislation, we considered that whistle-blower legislation was more effective at addressing corruption. We can discuss this. Do you think that whistle-blower legislation, where the whistle-blower collects a reward equal to the value of the bribe, is more effective than the typical integrity legislation?

    On Freedom of Information, we can propose that all public reports and public contracts be made publically accessible. We already proposed giving the Auditor General enforcement and prosecutorial support. What else do you want exposed.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  26. Solutions Barbados March 3, 2016 at 8:43 PM #

    Hi AC:

    On renewable energy, this needs to be an organic ‘bottom up’ solution. Government can facilitate this by providing every household with a small PV array that can power a cell phone. Once people see the immediate practical uses of this simple power source, they can add modular arrays as necessary to power their computers, TV etc.

    PV arrays are to be duty free, and all components to manufacture a PV array will be duty free. This should facilitate people importing individual PV cells and hopefully starting an array manufacturing industry in Barbados. Ditto for small windmills and dynamos.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  27. Enuff March 3, 2016 at 9:31 PM #

    Huh??

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  28. Alvin Cummins March 3, 2016 at 10:12 PM #

    @Grenville,
    The Auditor General can only have prosecutorial power over government departments. The necessary legislation would have to be drafted debated and passed in the house and the Senate. What types of sanctions would be required?
    How would you determine the extent of any bribe.? Do you expect mea clue types of responses?Don’t be so naive.

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  29. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 4, 2016 at 8:30 AM #

    Alvin Cummins

    You are such a Johnny come cockroach. Did he say he wants the auditor general to have legislative power to prosecute wrong-doing in the business (private) sector? Did you not read what the man wrote? He will extend the powers of the auditor general to go after public sector misappropriation practices. Then it is obvious that if those practices show up discrepancies in the public and business sector arrangement then the information can be passed to the relevant authorities to undertake an investigation. Stop trying to prove you are a knowledge guru, idiot. Seem to have twisted notion that you are here to educate. Stuuuuupse.

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  30. Bush Tea March 4, 2016 at 9:08 AM #

    @ Grenville
    A word to the wise…
    Moses was a strong and intelligent leader, but he needed Aaron because he tended to talk a lotta shiite….
    Bushie recommends Caswell “Aaron” Franklyn who has already PUBLICLY volunteered to assist Solutions Barbados in any way that he can.

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  31. Vincent Haynes March 4, 2016 at 9:51 AM #

    This lady makes a lot of sense.

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/03/04/republicanism-no-cure-for-corruption/

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  32. Bush Tea March 4, 2016 at 10:04 AM #

    @ Vincent
    What exactly makes you or the Lady think that Froon and Company are interested in “curing corruption”…?
    Why do you think they joined the ‘political class’ in the first place…?

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  33. Vincent Haynes March 4, 2016 at 10:59 AM #

    Bush Tea March 4, 2016 at 10:04 AM #

    I agree with you that it is not in the interest of the political class to address the matter of “curing corruption”.

    My point was that it is a valid goal to aim for and must be kept in the public domain with the intention to force the agenda.

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  34. Bush Tea March 4, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    Excellent point Vincent, but then linking it to the ‘Republic’ nonsense is a red herring….and is just what the political class intends for us bowls to do…
    Whereas, in fact, just what David (BU) is doing is the best legitimate means of ‘curing corruption’ …. along with the ‘bulldozer’ that is Naked Departure… like it or not…

    The Republic thing is just a distraction aimed at getting us to discuss that shiite-nonsense instead of CAHILL, CLICO and the embarrassing closeness between the political class and the REALLY big crooks in the society.
    We would do well to ignore the republic distraction …and let us dig into some more “public underground audits” such as the one done at CE by BU..

    Do you REALLY think that the public sector people responsible for the ongoing thieving reported by the Auditor General are nameless?

    Look at international sport…
    The IOC, Cycling, FIFA, …even Tennis have been caught stealing on massive scales….
    Do you REALLY think that local auditor’s reports for sport (where some 12 Million dollars per year in lottery money goes)…can be shared with the public?

    Do you REALLY think that the financial arrangements between doctors private business and their QEH business could stand the light of public scrutiny…?

    Do you think that there would be ANY lawyers left …if they were forced to account tomorrow for all their client fees…?

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  35. Suck Salt Editor March 4, 2016 at 8:22 PM #

    Glenville,

    We visited your site last year shortly after you launched it. Since then, not much has changed. Where do you stand on the hot topics? Are you out there in the trenches meeting with the electorate, or running for office behind a desk? Why should the voting public care about you and your team? Speaking of which, who else is with you? The S.B. lists only yourself as a candidate, why isn’t your picture up on the website? Politics is about people, there is no face to your lengthy yet impressive bio!

    Maybe you should engage the services of H.H. and read a copy of The Prince (a man like H.H. must have a copy close to hand!).

    Good luck, Sir!

    SS.

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  36. Alvin Cummins March 4, 2016 at 9:13 PM #

    David says:
    JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW EXPRESSING YOUR VIEW MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
    sss, I joined the discussion. Your opinion don’t mean one frumpy to me. And I know my opinions are felt the same way by you, so what. I don’t try to impress anyone. I give my opinion. If no one read it or commented wouldn’t matter to me. I would still give my opinion.

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  37. Vincent Haynes March 4, 2016 at 9:30 PM #

    Bush Tea March 4, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    We are funilly enough on the same wavelength……wonders never cease.

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  38. TheGazer March 4, 2016 at 10:08 PM #

    The Bush guy is very a practical and sensible man. The only time I think he is wrong is when he is on the same wavelength as Chad10k-1

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  39. Bush Tea March 4, 2016 at 10:09 PM #

    Cuh dear Vincent, nothing funny about it. Even AC has once taken a correct position….
    …. you are bound to be right occasionally….and on the same wavelength as Bushie🙂

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  40. Bush Tea March 4, 2016 at 10:20 PM #

    LOL @ TheGazer
    ….perhaps you are really concerned that Bushie may be also correct in the Chad10K-1 area…. but with Mrs Gazer looking over your shoulder ….and with the regular weekend treat at stake….. you have probably decided to sacrifice bushie in favour of your carnal cravings…
    ha ha ha

    ….Good call.

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  41. Hants March 5, 2016 at 12:16 AM #

    Wille D learned something in Canada. Save the QEH!!!!

    https://www.princessmargaretlotto.com/main.php

    https://www.heartandstrokelottery.ca/

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  42. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 5, 2016 at 6:27 AM #

    Alvin Cummins

    Of course, your opinions matter to me. It shows me the lengths at which a string puppet and wannabe self-proclaimed delusions of grandeur person would do to get some recognition. Alvi, the moment I found out that you were a pretensive two face hypocrite, I no longer was interested in what you wrote, I just read it because to get an understand how paling cock you are. You see Alvi, you cannot bring any objectivity in your views. You are too political to have any meaningful discourse that would allow persons on here to take you seriously. There are times when some of what you wrote speak to an Alvin Cummins that once had principles and morals, but that is a seldom occurrence that occurs when you do a little self-introspection and realize how far from Mount Olympus you have fallen. If you read your contributions the majority are just onesided.

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  43. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 5, 2016 at 6:42 AM #

    Bush Tea

    I just love the read you and few others writings. What you stated is so true of this administration. The PM believes that he can work the same psychologically over the heads of bajans that resulted in a favourable outcome for him and his party. What he does not know is that he has succeeded in alienating more bajan than ever before. Thus, his attempts in the next two years to fool the public that he had their best interest at heart would not overshadow the shite that he did to bajans in the previous years. He will lose his seat and I guarantee that the only legacy he is going to go out with is a legacy of scorn and discredit.

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  44. Vincent Haynes March 5, 2016 at 10:22 AM #

    Well folks read all about it…..we now know the reason why no anti-corruption legislation is needed as we are squeaky clean according to the AG.

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/03/05/not-here-3/

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  45. pieter pieper March 5, 2016 at 1:26 PM #

    It is patently clear that this government will not consider INTEGRITY,TRANSPARENCY,ACCOUNTABILITY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION now or at anytime in the future ! It will be interesting to hear the position of the BLP ( and Solutions Barbados and any would-be third party) on this matter ! (Should we ask Philip Nicholls if there is bribery,corruption,nepotism, and outright thievery …serious crimes and misdemeanours in high places,from top to bottom,in Barbados ?) ! God help us !

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  46. Hants March 5, 2016 at 1:39 PM #

    There is no need for anti corruption legislation. The existing laws need to be enforced.

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  47. Simple Simon March 5, 2016 at 3:57 PM #

    @Hants March 5, 2016 at 1:39 PM “There is no need for anti corruption legislation. The existing laws need to be enforced.”

    I second this.

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  48. Enuff March 5, 2016 at 4:16 PM #

    FOI and Integrity Legislation? If this is all we can regurgitate after 8 years, the politicicians right to “fool” us. Small wonder then that Solutions’ alternative energy policy is to give each household a small pv array and in the long term manufacture pv arrays. #alicesinwonderland

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  49. St George's Dragon March 5, 2016 at 4:24 PM #

    ” We will not pursue any new contentious issue that is not published on our web-site (SolutionsBarbados.com) without getting a new mandate from the electorate.”
    This is going to prove difficult when it comes to election time. A political party must surely be able to state what its position is on whatever the electorate thinks is an issue.
    If same sex marriage becomes a hot topic, it is not credible to say that Solutions will not have a view on it until it has been voted in. Indeed, the opposite should be the case. Voters decide who to vote for on the basis of what a party’s policy is.
    Absence of a view means the party is not being honest with the electorate and will never have a mandate from them on that issue.
    By the way – why isn’t same sex marriage a “bottom up solution” like renewable energy?

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  50. Vincent Haynes March 5, 2016 at 4:48 PM #

    One cannot enter the political arena as anything other than as a politician,one cannot change the rules of politics and as a politician one has to think and answer on the stump.

    One can only govern through an election of politicians or a dictatorship.

    One has to go on the stump and convince the masses that your way is the one to follow and your way must come from listening and interacting with the masses,not by telling them what is good for them.

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  51. ac March 5, 2016 at 8:03 PM #

    question what is Phillips message and vision for the country outside that of having a govt occupied by the Donald trump retards

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  52. racehrse March 5, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

    @ac”govt occupied by the Donald trump retards”.

    I think you mean’t DLP retards. You see Donald is worth $ 4.5 billion. What’s Barbados net worth under the Fundel Stuarts DLP………?

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  53. racehrse March 5, 2016 at 10:23 PM #

    @Solutions Barbados

    You, and your supporters need to burn shoe leather by hitting the streets with your proposals. That means passing out common sense fliers, soliciting ideas, and money. Going door to door, getting media attention. Pointing out that the ruling party programs, and failed policy has pushed the country to the brink of bankruptcy……….

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  54. ac March 6, 2016 at 12:30 AM #

    if Greenville govt policies are as piss poor as his election policies the country would not have much to look forward too

    Some bloggers on BU has tried to solicit some kind of a response from Greenvile regarding some nagging problem. there have been no answer from Greenvile except for the occasional filtered reply hoping to suffice

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  55. Bush Tea March 6, 2016 at 7:58 AM #

    @AC
    …based on your 12:30 AM Grenville would seem to be using Fundel Froon as a role model…
    It may be asking a bit much of you, but can you think a little bit before posting crap and putting your DLP paymasters in such a bad light…?

    What do you want Grenville to do? …address a bunch of tourists at his mansion?

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  56. ac March 6, 2016 at 8:21 AM #

    bush shite good mawning maybe u should think about your response before you write , are you saying Greenville start out of the box is a replicate of “Froon then if what you stated is true his mission to form a third party becomes void and does not represent change the people are looking for .
    Maybe he should use his energy in forming a base upon which his “policies” would be energized and become mostly transparent and maybe even popular and acceptable amongst the populist
    As usual bushhite would become the vanguard of dissent always first and foremost ready to bushwack and reviewed opposing opinion
    have a good day ole boar

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  57. Bush Tea March 6, 2016 at 8:33 AM #

    ….just trying to help you to keep the side job of DLP pimp and yardfowl AC… thats all…🙂

    By the way – yuh better pay taxes on that money the DLP paying you on the side ….cause Caswell will surely audit your ass as soon as BUP takes over bout here…. LOL ha ha ha

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  58. ac March 6, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    Listen bush shit you have made some bold faced accusations which are lies /Can you show proof or evidence of what you stated?
    IMHO you are treading on sandy ground and if not careful you might find yourself buried from head to toe

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  59. Bush Tea March 6, 2016 at 10:55 AM #

    LOL @ AC
    The day that you…or anyone that you know… could ‘bury’ one of BBE’s boys – such as Bushie, can NEVER EVER come….
    Luckily for you… Bushie prays for you – day and night, least one of Bushie’s angels get carried away and think that you may be serious ….and not just a blabbering idiot….🙂

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  60. Solutions Barbados March 10, 2016 at 8:56 PM #

    Hi Such Salt et al:

    There are benefits to be derived from presenting our candidates at this time. However, in the current political environment, I can confirm that the personal cost is very high. It is better for Barbados if the candidates maintained their businesses for as long as possible while Solutions Barbados tries to change the vile political trench where reputations can be destroyed, businesses bankrupted, families torn apart, and their relatives and close friends threatened.

    You need to understand that we are not members of the ‘political class’ that accuse themselves of manifest corruption while they are in opposition, but appear blind to what was obvious to them when it is their turn to form the government. The part of the ‘class’ in opposition then makes the predictable accusations while waiting for their turn at the wheel – to which they have convinced themselves that they are entitled as members of this class. Woe to any who appear to threaten this entitlement. Dreaded woe to any who propose to effectively address corruption.

    Solutions Barbados plans to gradually change this vile political environment to a place where people can offer themselves as candidates without fear of victimization. Further, if voters choose another candidate, then our candidates can return to their businesses without shame and with their reputations unblemished. We do not need more martyrs.

    Let me digress for a moment. You may, with much justification, deem this an unattainable dream given the current filthy state of the political trench where the ‘cut and thrust’ of reputations appears obligatory for members of this ‘class’. Well, I do have a dream, and I have been to the mountain top and have visioned what a properly managed Barbados can become – although, like MLK, I may not get there with you.

    For 50 years we have been manipulated into turning against each-other. Give us some time to expose this manipulation and clean up this vile trench so that our candidates are not unnecessarily harmed.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  61. Solutions Barbados March 10, 2016 at 9:02 PM #

    Hi St George et al:

    We are focusing on the main problems hindering Barbados’ development. We are not seeking a mandate on same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana, becoming a republic etc. Therefore, we will not be legislating any changes in such controversial matters where we have not specifically requested a mandate.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  62. Kammie Holder March 11, 2016 at 3:06 AM #

    @Solutions Barbados Glad to see you finally speaking out Mr Phillips

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