Former President of the BA, Senator Wilfred Abrahams

Open Letter to Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams

Submitted by Suck Salt blog
Former President of the BA, Senator Wilfred Abrahams

Senator Wilfred Abrahams

Dear Senator Abrahams,

We refer to the article “Senator: Workers should ride bikes to work” on Page 6 of the March 9 edition of Barbados Today. In particular, we wish to focus on your recommendations and comments regarding Barbadians and bicycles.

We know you mean well and that you have our best interests at heart. All politicians do. In promoting the benefits of cycling – improved health and reducing traffic congestion – we trust that you yourself ride to work or between short distances and that you walk as well (weather permitting of-course). In fact, we’re confident that you have caught – or currently catch – public transport. A true man of the people! One who follows his own advice!

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64 Comments on “Open Letter to Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams”

  1. REAL TING March 12, 2016 at 3:38 AM #

    I agree with suck salt, if all politicians took their own advice and acted upon it, to show us the way, things could be oh! so much better. Take the bus, cycle to work (with money in pocket, by the way, to purchase another one by afternoon after the tiefs in Bridgetown gorn with your new one), travel by bus and walk, save water (no gardening, whole family bathe together and flush together..perhaps go bathe wherever there is water spewing outta broken pipes), save electricity use candles, save gas make your own coals outta the dried up garden),do not travel use staycation, recycle, as money tight buy second hand clothes…reduce cost of living by not eating…tighten belts…the list of advice and what we can do to make things better is endless. Show by example and we will follow..lawd knows we can follow real well…we just need leaders and who are our best leaders???…our Prime Minister, his government and their employees, of course.

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  2. David March 12, 2016 at 7:10 AM #

    The blog by Suck Salt is on point: practice what you preach.

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  3. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 12, 2016 at 9:06 AM #

    The riding bicycles thingie were not meant for him or his ilk. It is for all other Barbadians except politicians and the status quo. These folk must be seen riding big rides because the image of a politician must not be tarnish by anything too mundane or paltry. You think any of them know what it is to set an example?

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  4. Well Well & Consequences March 12, 2016 at 9:55 AM #

    Yeah they do, they know how to set corrupt examples for all the wrong reasons, they never know how to set good examples for all the right reasons….and they feel the young people are not watching their deeds and listening to their useless, self-serving words.

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  5. Simple Simon March 12, 2016 at 11:55 AM #

    I can’t take a chance biking to work or anywhere else, what with the heavy traffic, no dedicated bike lanes, and the mad drivers.

    But Iam willing to walk and to take public transport.

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  6. Vincent Haynes March 12, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

    Simple Simon March 12, 2016 at 11:55 AM #

    You forgot dodging pot holes,cracks in the road and moss.

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  7. Simple Simon March 12, 2016 at 12:05 PM #

    Done that for decades, saved me tens of thousands of dollars, maybe hundreds of thousands. Used the savings to take public transport to London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Miami, Kingston, Port of Spain, Castries, Kingstown, Roseau, Basseterre, Kingstown, St. John’s etc. etc.

    Unless one works weird shifts I see no reason to buy a car in Barbados. The Transport Board, the ZR vans, and the yellow buses will get you to work, shopping, church, recreation etc. very, very cheaply, then in your vacation time use your “no-car” money to vacation in London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Miami, Kingston, Port of Spain, Castries, Kingstown, Roseau, Basseterre, Kingstown, St. John’s etc. etc.

    Use the money saved to pay off your mortgage, and to retire early.

    Use it to send your kids to university.

    Use it to look after your elderly parents.

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  8. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 12, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    Do not forget to mention that your ass might not make it too work if the robbers decide to like your bike better you.

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  9. David March 12, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    What the local media needs to do is question politicians and any other who pollute the public space with their utterances.

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  10. Colonel Buggy March 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM #

    And while the rank and file are riding to work on a BMEX, politicians like him, will be Big-riding it to work, beach, the club etc on a BMW. Otherwise good advice. Isn’t it the mayor of Copenhagen or Stockholm who rides her bike to and from work every day? Leading by example.

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  11. Colonel Buggy March 12, 2016 at 1:57 PM #

    And only this week I saw a lady visitor in a wheel chair stuck in a grill in the Minister of Health’s ,and formerly Transport, Oistin.

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  12. TheGazer March 12, 2016 at 3:11 PM #

    I gine tell ya sometin. I agree wid de igrunt minister.

    I never knew how small Barbados was until I left it. I remember being viewed as crazy when I walked three miles to get to Speightstown. I have been to Denmark and to the Netherlands and I have seen people pedaling ‘long’ distances to get to work.

    My daily commute to work is 110 miles (55+55) and I need a car. On Saturday and Sundays, I put in 8 (4+4) miles of walking for exercise. Some of those Bajan trips should be done by bicycle or walking.

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  13. TheGazer March 12, 2016 at 3:16 PM #

    So leh we figuh out how to med de roadsmore bike or pedestrian friendly…

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  14. Bush Tea March 12, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    Wunna could bike…
    Not stinking Bushie though…
    Not even for exercise -unless um is around the Garrison or Stadium…

    Bushie tried that shiite some time ago … New bike, helmet, fancy-looking gear..blinking lights…everything, and on the first morning, nearly 200 ingrunt people – most of them strangely bringing AC to mind – almost killed the damn bushman…
    They almost universally seemed vexed to see a cyclist ‘taking up space’ on their road….

    Bushie dun wid dat …. so Abrahams could haul….

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  15. TheGazer March 12, 2016 at 4:05 PM #

    Ha ha ha….
    Bushie, I love that.
    I walk in a park with no cars and a few crazy cyclist.
    In Denmark, there are designated bike paths. It is not Barbados…

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  16. David March 12, 2016 at 4:34 PM #

    In Barbados some motorists are scared shitless to even drive on the roads.

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  17. Well Well & Consequences March 12, 2016 at 5:33 PM #

    Lol….but it is really not hilarious but down right dangerous. Did Abrahams say where he is going to put those bike lanes so there are no daily road fatalities, resulting from bad rosds dangerous drivers, etc.

    The sidewalks need fixing right now, the trees by Tamarind Cove Hotel, across from the gss station have their roots protuding and raising the sidewalks, anyone who live in that area should be taking photos and posting to social media, why am I the one who has to point this out to prevent someone breaking their neck, the trees need to be removed…the sidewalks need repairing from the roots breaking through.

    If Abrahams was riding a bicycle, he would notice this, since Michael Carrington was 10 meters away driving his Beemer and did not appear to notice, so was Adriel Brathwaite…and this is a well noted tourist area.

    AC…dont you traverse the island and notice the ills, what are you good for…

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  18. TheGazer March 12, 2016 at 5:42 PM #

    David and WW&C has pointed out the differences between “commenting from a couch” and “walking the walk”

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  19. Enuff March 12, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

    Abrahams’ progressive and strategic approach to dealing with traffic congestion is being rubbished by a bunch of folks here who profess to want better for Barbados. The man said in the vicinity of Bridgetown. Don’t people ride bicycles in and around Bridgetown? How many bicyclists are killed or injured? How many passengers in cars?
    Yes more than parking is required, but the essence of the suggestion is sound and practical. Anyone familiar with bicycle-oriented cities should know that the provision of suitable parking is the easiest and fastest policy to encourage cycling. Many cities are still, after years of encouraging cycling and making parking mandatory, working on cycle routes. How many cycle routes exist in New York City?
    We brush aside sensible ideas only because of the personality involved but are ready and willing to accept and elevate the shite coming from Solutions like pv arrays for charging cell phones and 3-month grace periods for persons involved in bribery to pay a fine. Small wonder so many of us are stuck on FOI, IL and exporting soursops. #alicesinwonderland

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  20. Well Well & Consequences March 12, 2016 at 6:54 PM #

    There are cycle routes on the Brooklyn Bridge route, unless they have changed them. Canada also has bicycle lanes, it’s not rocket science, it could have been done in times of plenty, it’s not a new or original concept…..it’s been around for decades.

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  21. Enuff March 12, 2016 at 7:49 PM #

    It has been around for decades but not as government policy in Barbados. Therefore whether the idea is being proposed here for the 1st or 100th time does not change the strategic or progressive nature of the suggestion.
    I never said none existed; I said many cities were still providing suggesting that the absence of cycle lanes in the initial stages does not preclude the promotion of cycling as an alternative mode of transport. Look at the situation in NYC and London:
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/04/segregated-cycle-lanes-london-tfl
    http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/mar/11/cycling-fights-new-york-mean-streets-janette-sadik-khan

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  22. ac March 12, 2016 at 8:08 PM #

    i agree wid the man wunna too fat a few hikes up and down broad street not going to kill wunna as fast as sitting behind the wheel of a gas guzzler that emits all kinds of pollution …. come to think of it another way of slowing down global warming ,,,,

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  23. Colonel Buggy March 12, 2016 at 8:16 PM #

    Its not a matter of brushing aside ideas, its a matter of sincerity. The politician will be quick to point out that we are all in the same boat, without mentioning that he has his yacht tied up alongside, just in case.

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  24. Colonel Buggy March 12, 2016 at 8:23 PM #

    Before we start talking bicycle, we should start talking the Road Traffic Act and Regulations as they apply to bicyclist. If we were to put more bicyclist on the road, without bringing them under control , we will end up with an even bigger headache that the Public Service Vehicle operators, who seem to be a law unto themselves.
    Instead of overtaking, there will be a lot of Undertaking.

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  25. Bush Tea March 12, 2016 at 8:28 PM #

    Enuff is at it again …talking shiite.

    How the hell do you wake up one morning talking about ‘riding bicycles to work’ when – as you admitted, NO POLICIES OR INFRASTRUCTURE has EVER been even contemplated in the last 50 years to do so…?

    Even walking bout in Bridgetown is hazardous with the traffic far less a lotta big guts people like Vincent wobbling up and down Broad Street on bicycles.

    And what shiite is that about “riding to work in the vicinity of Bridgetown”? Is this only for Nelson Street people then? Who the hell lives and works in bridgetown…?
    Wunna must mean Todd…🙂
    steupsss

    This is the same Enuff that supported changing ALL of the laws in Barbados to facilitate CSME when no damn framework had been put in place for any REAL CSME…. now the whole shiite dead and under our shiite laws, we can’t even search a Jamaican woman who turn up at the airport with little money and no contacts…

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  26. Sargeant March 12, 2016 at 9:21 PM #

    By the time you cycle to work you gwine need a shower, then the busineses will have to install showers so the workers wouldn’t stink up de workplace wth deh sweaty selves, then that puts pressure on the water supply in a country that is short of water then….. reminds me of the ditty “there was an old lady that swallowed a fly I don’t why she swallowed a fly”…….

    Wait the suggestion of riding bikes to work wasn’t aimed at de collar and tie crowd could, someone point out the target audience?

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  27. Colonel Buggy March 12, 2016 at 10:03 PM #

    Wait the suggestion of riding bikes to work wasn’t aimed at de collar and tie crowd could, someone point out the target audience?
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    This is the only way that we may be able to get the ZR vans and Minibuses off the road. But then again Barbados is all set to go Chinese. CBC news tonight announced that Barbados will shortly be signing a Military Agreement with China.

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  28. Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 6:42 AM #

    While the light bulb moment by Abrahams re bicycles has some merit, it’s still an out of the blue utterance from a former bar association president turned politician, who could not fix in 2005-06 the train wreck that is the disciplinary committee and bar association, with daddy-in-law former chief justice David Simmons presiding over them all….where is his plan to put systems in place for a smooth transition to bicycles.

    People are known by their track records for getting things successfully done….or not.

    When Abrahams, as bar association president wss presented with proof that Caroline Herbert, deceased attorney, had forged a dead woman’s will, after the lady died…….what did he do……NOTHING.

    Dude does not have a good track record, how is he expected to be efficient in anything. He must now prove himself and not just show the ability to mouth political nothings.

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  29. balance March 13, 2016 at 7:14 AM #

    Mr Abrahams suggestion though seemingly pie-in-the-sky shouldn’t be thrown in the dustbin as yet. I think he should set the example and ride to work first. it would perhaps silence the critics and a sight to behold too should Mr Abrahams be seen cycling over the Duncan oneale bridge with gown, briefcase and other attorney’s paraphernalia and bicycle pad too heading for his law form.

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  30. ac March 13, 2016 at 7:20 AM #

    Truthfully the traffic nightmares and dread lock is a cause for concern the bicycle solution would never happen people are not going to abandon the luxury of an air condition car to ride a bicycle in the hot broiling sun and endure the turmoil of floods on rainy days
    There must be a more efficient solution regulating time periods where traffic flow is at the highest specifically to the employed or getting business to start working hours at different time periods instead of all at the usual time of eight … also people who do not have a need for emergency can use the less heightened periods when traffic is slower to do their daily routines which would begin around ten

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  31. Bush Tea March 13, 2016 at 7:20 AM #

    @ WW&C
    The man is a fraud …whose main claim to fame is marrying into a ‘connected’ family, joining the right Lodge and now in the Senate talking shiite to attract attention to himself….and he probably was not getting enuff traction with the ‘gun licensing thing’ against the police…
    No doubt, he sees himself succeeding his father-in-law.

    Another one that just want noticing….

    We want Philip Nicholls for CJ….

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  32. ac March 13, 2016 at 7:22 AM #

    @ balance you are so funny have me busting out laughing that would be a good picture for face book

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  33. Bush Tea March 13, 2016 at 7:23 AM #

    nightmares and dread lock is a cause for concern
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Is AC saying that she gets nightmares from her dreadlocks…?
    What the hell IS she saying…?

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  34. Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 7:32 AM #

    Lol….well said Bushman…cause David Simmons as then CJ also got proof of what Caroline Herbert made a habit of doing…he also did nothing, so it’s safe to say that since daddy-in-law Simmons did nothing Abrahams was just following daddy-in-law when he also did nothing…none of these people can bectaken seriously, they are way to self-serving and protective of each other’s criminal behaviors.

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  35. ac March 13, 2016 at 7:42 AM #

    WW&C..don/t you have a solution for any thing ..every given topic you say the same damn thing over and over again are u a real person or a computer robot.
    By now you must realised that most of what u say u have said repeatedly ..which makes me question the validity of u being a human .maybe it is time for u to reboot and put new programming cause this old retread information given by u has worn thin

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  36. Vincent Haynes March 13, 2016 at 8:52 AM #

    Bush Tea March 12, 2016 at 8:28 PM #

    Skippah……de guts gone…..try the healthy life style um good fuh yuh and get rid o yurs.

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  37. Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 9:32 AM #

    AC…did I hit a nerve, because what David Simmons and Abrahams are capable of, destroying the integrity of the supreme court, condoing corruption in the supreme court, condoning criminal behavior by lawyers against clients and everyone else, condoning criminal behavior of politicians ahainst citizens, condoning the DPP, not doing his taxpayer funded job., so too every lawyer/ politician in DBLP are also capable of……too bad AC, suck it up…..get used to it.

    Dont you have bigger problems than me to deal with, at least I just post only…hint, hint…SHERRI VERONIC….US authorities, NSA….lol

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  38. Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

    BTW…I dont have to look for any solutions for ya’ll, since DBLP are both incapable of finding solutions for the most simple issues…..Naked Departure will find solutions for all your problems. …..I dont have to do a thing but watch……ya can take that to the bank…..AC..yardfowl..lol

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  39. Eric March 13, 2016 at 10:42 AM #

    It would be great if Barbadians and visitors alike were able to get around more by bicycle.
    The climate, pretty scenery along with the not too hilly terrain, and the relatively short distances you might need/want to travel most of the time are a plus for this activity.
    The major major problem right now with this idea is the lack of dedicated bike paths . the road traffic is very heavy in a lot of areas particularly along the scenic south and west coast roads. It would be dangerous for a cyclist to share the roads with the heavy vehicular traffic .
    Only a matter of time before you would be side swiped or worse by a vehicle.
    I am in my 60’s and left Barbados to live in a rural part of Canada about 25 years ago . Have a car and a good bicycle . I use the bike for recreation , and also as a means of transport when the weather permits in the summer spring and fall, and am not going more than 25 miles or transporting heavy stuff. It can also be a great social activity, and helps keep you fit and healthy . There are quite a few people in the area that do the same. When I get older to the point where it is no longer easy to do the hills or distance I will likely get an electric assist bike that has a battery power motor that can kick in when you need help on the hills.
    I am now close to retirement & able to come back to Barbados for vacation , and was on the South Coast in December , January and last week . Would have liked to bring my Bike down as it would have been an ideal way to get around especially for the shorter trips up and down the coast and into Bridgetown , but judged it just too dangerous due to the heavy traffic ,and lack of quiet alternative routes . Finding space to build bike paths may be difficult , but would certainly make the Island more attractive as a destination for the health conscious or fitness minded visitor . Would also provide benefit to those among the locals that think the same way.

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  40. Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 11:04 AM #

    The concept of bikes is fine, it’s all the other issues that render it dangerous to life and limb that other people, for their own wellbeing have to take into considerationm which Abrahams, should have, but did not include in his suggestion….a typical politician mouthing off by throwing out a suggestion and expect people to just follow without looking at or seeing the pros and cons of such a dangerous endeavor.

    This should be a lesson for politicians to think and analyze before talking or risk being reminded of the past nonsense they did that never benefitted the people whom they serve…if they want to be taken seriously by serious people.

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  41. Vincent Haynes March 13, 2016 at 3:07 PM #

    Eric March 13, 2016 at 10:42 AM #

    I am also in your age range and would love Bim to have an efficient bus service operating every 30 mins to&from all destinations,that to my mind will reduce the amount of cars on the road greatly and you may not then need a dedicated bike lane.

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  42. LOOK March 13, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

    Feel sorry for people in Barbados, nothing, absolutely nothing there is uplifting, nothing like the National Football League (NFL) in the United States

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  43. LOOK March 13, 2016 at 3:21 PM #

    Damn glad I was born in the USA

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  44. ac March 13, 2016 at 3:23 PM #

    hard to believe that the concept of bicycling would take root among barbadians but in any case if it( did) the underwriters for the auto insurance companies would raise hell on the concern that such a proposal would cost the companies to lose millions in insurance capital.
    Mr. Abrahams proposal would never see the light of day and he knows further more it is another poppy cock idea with no teeth or substance from a kinda of brass tacks talking head

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  45. millertheanunnaki March 13, 2016 at 3:47 PM #

    @ ac March 13, 2016 at 3:23 PM
    “Mr. Abrahams proposal would never see the light of day and he knows further more it is another poppy cock idea with no teeth or substance from a kinda of brass tacks talking head”

    The Senator’s proposal is no more poppycock than the following:

    (V) TRANSPORTATION
    A reliable and safe public passenger system has been,
    and continues to be critical to the economic and social
    development of Barbados. Partial privatization of the
    system has manifested serious social and economic
    challenges including the proliferation of a subculture
    that threatens to obliterate accepted social norms. In
    addition, private operators are reluctant to provide a
    satisfactory service during periods of slack demand, and
    to residential areas that are sparsely populated.

    THE NEW DLP ADMINISTRATION WILL:

    Reduce the operating costs of the Transport
    Board by sourcing electric and hybrid buses,
    which can be powered from renewable energy sources.

    Establish two new terminals at the Fairchild
    Street and the Seaview Terminal at Cheapside, Bridgetown.

    Investigate the effectiveness of ‘park and ride’
    facilities near the junctions of the ABC and
    Highways 1 to 7, to reduce the need to travel
    to Bridgetown by private passenger vehicles.

    Implement monitoring technology for the
    speedy detection of motorists who violate
    traffic laws through the use of public roads
    without insurance of vehicles or payment of road taxes.

    Establish an effective inspection system on
    all public roads in order to ensure that
    malfunctioning vehicles are removed from
    access to the public roads.

    Enact legislation to manage noise levels
    emanating from private vehicles whether
    through music, defective mechanical
    systems, or specially designed mufflers to raise noise levels.

    Surely, the implementation of at least half of those brilliantly visionary non-poppycock proposals would circumvent the need for any alternatives coming from the ‘winded’ Wilfred.

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  46. Colonel Buggy March 13, 2016 at 4:18 PM #

    Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 6:42 AM #

    Dude does not have a good track record, how is he expected to be efficient in anything. He must now prove himself and not just show the ability to mouth political nothings.

    Just the right qualification to become an elected member of parliament

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  47. ac March 13, 2016 at 4:22 PM #

    in any case those proposal does not fully address the need for sufficient space and fast movement by cars during the course of rush hours i believe that is the problem being addressed by Abrahams hence his bicycle proposal
    All of what the govt proposed is good but might be hindered by insufficient cash flow . However a proposal having to do with planned timing schedules during peak hours for workers and non workers does not impact govt cost it will be a most workable and doable solution

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  48. Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

    On point Colonel….

    AC…you can be anybody’s yardfowl, for the right price, why did you and DLP not come up with the bicycle concept in the last 8 years, not one original thought to be found among the lot of you, not even an already used decades old concept….someone one else had to regurgitate the concept, then you readily jumped on it…lol

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  49. Well Well & Consequences March 13, 2016 at 4:54 PM #

    AC….did ya’ll tell all those lies in DBLP manifesto…..shame on you, ya did not do not even one thing ya promised, not one…hmm, hmm, hmm….ya lied to an old lady and had her telling lies on national tv…how low can ya go AC.

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  50. ac March 13, 2016 at 4:58 PM #

    Fool i posted one sarcastic opost about the bicycle concept as a good idea.the following post disregarded and abandon the concept. It therefore beehooves me as to why u are asking of me such a ridiculous question

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  51. David March 13, 2016 at 5:18 PM #

    Comedy Central…

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  52. Sargeant March 13, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

    At the mention of comedy, this amateur is here for Amateur hour.

    Since we know this proposal will float de way de Landship floats on water, leh muh change de subject.

    It has been reported that Myrie wants to return to Barbados

    My question is why?

    Is it for a belated honeymoon?

    Does she want to show the Customs and Immigration Officers the garter she wore at the wedding or does she want to toss said garter at a group of female Immigration officers so that whoever catches it will be the next one to marry.

    Meanwhile some members of the Immigration & Customs Dept. are brushing up on the lyrics to “Good Morning Miss Myrie” .

    Good mornin’ Miss Myrie (thousand days)
    Uh come fuh de baba.’
    (thousand days )
    ‘Wha’ baba yuh meanin ?‘ (thousand days)
    ‘De big fat baba.’
    (thousand days)
    ‘De big juicy baba.’
    (thousand days)
    ‘If yuh fry um uh want um, (thousand days)
    If yuh boil um uh want um, (thousand days)
    If yuh cook um uh want um.’ (thousand days)

    Take ‘er down
    Take ‘er down
    Take ‘er down.

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  53. surprise March 13, 2016 at 6:13 PM #

    Do you know that Mr. Abrahams lives in Strathclyde less than a mile from the Supreme Court? Does he use a bicycle to get to court?

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  54. Colonel Buggy March 13, 2016 at 10:54 PM #

    In Barbados a BMW, a Mercedes Benz or one of those other top of the line jobs, is part and parcel of these big ups identity.They are know by the brand of car ,and its registration number . Asking any of them to walk, and leave their big rides at home, is akin to when Sampson was coaxed into cutting off his locks. Without the big ride , he is just an ordinary man ,not worth a second look in the streets of Bridgetown, and would have to do like the famous slap- tar ,pension baiting, politician who is always quick to tell you, I am………

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  55. Colonel Buggy March 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM #

    Sargeant March 13, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

    Meanwhile some members of the Immigration & Customs Dept. are brushing up on the lyrics to “Good Morning Miss Myrie”
    …………………………………………………………………………………………..
    And they better no addressed her by her new married name, otherwise it may be another big pay out.

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  56. balance March 14, 2016 at 3:52 AM #

    “Bush Tea March 13, 2016 at 7:20 AM #

    @ WW&C
    The man is a fraud …whose main claim to fame is marrying into a ‘connected’ family, joining the right Lodge and now in the Senate talking shiite to attract attention to himself….and he probably was not getting enuff traction with the ‘gun licensing thing’ against the police…
    No doubt, he sees himself succeeding his father-in-law.

    Another one that just want noticing….

    We want Philip Nicholls for CJ….”

    Bushie seems a bit unfair to me to be shooting the messenger instead of the message – shades of ‘naked departure’ to me. Not his fault if the pertinent gun licensing issue which he raised was not sufficiently saucy to attract the necessary support of the pens of persons of your obvious skill and scholarship.

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  57. balance March 14, 2016 at 4:01 AM #

    “Sargeant March 13, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

    At the mention of comedy, this amateur is here for Amateur hour.

    Since we know this proposal will float de way de Landship floats on water, leh muh change de subject.

    It has been reported that Myrie wants to return to Barbados

    My question is why?”

    because according to the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice she is entitled like you and me to enter under Caribbean country which is signatory to the treaty of Chaguramas for a period of six months free of hassle from overzealous immigration officers. I strongly feel that the court should have awarded her more money for the unnecessary embarrassment in which she was placed. Perhaps one day her contribution to justice rather than satirically denounced would be given the credit it deserves. All hail Ms Myrie-welcome home.

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  58. Vincent Haynes March 14, 2016 at 8:21 AM #

    Note Andrew Pilgrim rides all over the island and was once pictured in his court finery on his bike heading to court……..possibly the pot holes and cracks may have put paid to that.

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  59. Bush Tea March 14, 2016 at 8:22 AM #

    @ balance
    All hail Ms Myrie-welcome home.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Probably got that right.
    According to Naked Departure (which you obviously read – based on your comment to Bushie @ 3.52AM) she should feel most at home here in our den of wufflessness….
    Shiite – she should move here and at least spend some of the money we gave her…..

    After Adriel pay the lawyers they can come too…. bout here will be like heaven to them…🙂

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  60. Well Well & Consequences March 14, 2016 at 4:46 PM #

    Alvin…ya missing in action, looks like your worse nightmare is about to happen, starting in the US.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/78963/vermont-legislature-track-us-legalise-marijuana

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  61. balance March 14, 2016 at 7:50 PM #

    “According to Naked Departure (which you obviously read – based on your comment to Bushie @ 3.52AM) she should feel most at home here in our den of wufflessness”
    you seem to be speaking from experience Bushie but if not welcome to the den for wufflessness was here before us and it would be here after us.

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  62. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 15, 2016 at 12:39 AM #

    Vincent Haynes

    Andrew Pilgrim from the time he used to lime and play basketball by the Old O’level Institute was always a down to earth fella. He is one of the few lawyers that do not behave like he made himself. Pilly, if he was interested in politics would be one that would bring a few differences.

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  63. Bush Tea March 15, 2016 at 7:30 AM #

    @ SSS
    You are likely right about Pilly. He is from good stock.
    So how do you explain his inability to rock the Bar Association boat as president? …and how come he did not expose all the crap that Philip has now done? …and how can he continue to so passively co-exist with the shiite that so obviously exists in our legal system?

    If a good man like Pilly could be neutered by the system, perhaps it becomes clearer how much credit is due to someone like Philip who not only spilled the beans, but call names, dates, places and amounts….

    You can keep Pilly ….. Bushie wants Philip for CJ – after we send the current joker back to NY…

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  64. Colonel Buggy March 15, 2016 at 5:01 PM #

    Bush Tea March 15, 2016 at 7:30 AM #

    You can keep Pilly ….. Bushie wants Philip for CJ – after we send the current joker back to NY…
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    Broadway, specifically. Since he is a Joker and a Guitar Player.

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