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Aye Aye Mr. Speaker Sir 30 Honourable Members Indeed

The 2016 Estimates Debate will be remembered by the BU household not for the high standard of contributions between members of parliament but for the decision by Speaker of the House Michael Carrington of Assembly to refer a matter to the Committee of Privileges (CoP).    A Nation newspaper report offended Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite to the extent he felt compelled to ‘complain’ to the Speaker of the House – the reason: an advertisement placed by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) that read, “BLP public meeting. The truth must be told. Come and hear who misled the House of Assembly…” .

This issue resonates with BU on many fronts. Underlying the decision by the Speaker to refer the matter to the CoP is the belief – mistakenly many are of the view – that honourable members of parliament are always honest in their postulations. At this point BU highly recommends the book The Gunslinger.

There is the adage action speaks louder than words.  A few years ago it was reported that David Estwick M.P. brandished a firearm in the presence of Dale Marshall M.P. in the precinct of parliament and that matter was also referred to the CoP. BOTH sides conspired to frustrate the workings of the CoP – just like the PAC – and the matter died an expected death when the House was dissolved when the election date was declared.

Is this the same Attorney General who promised the House of Assembly that he would report on the status of Mia Mottley to practice law in Barbados? Why has he never been called to deliver on his promise by BOTH sides of the House? Can we the PEOPLE’s Court not deem the Honourable Adreil Brathwaite to have misled the CITIZENRY as well? Who are the three lawyers (including Mia Mottley) who received a waiver of the LEC all those years ago? Why the big secret?

Finally, is this the same ‘teefing’ Speaker of the House MICHAEL CARRINGTON who exercised good judgement by referring the matter raised by Brathwaite to the CoP? Seriously?

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95 Comments on “Aye Aye Mr. Speaker Sir 30 Honourable Members Indeed”

  1. Artax March 20, 2016 at 10:36 PM #

    ac March 20, 2016 at 1:32 PM #

    “Sir much of my time is spent ADMINISTRATING and MANAGING a LARGE COMPANY and at intervals would comment within a working environment that can be a cause for me to be distracted…”

    Hahahahaha… wuh loss….. murduh….. uh gine ded.

    Wuh is de name uh dah “large company,”……. DLP Propaganda Co. Ltd.? Yuh mean dat de company word-processing program en gots nuh “spell check?”

    Wunnah lie……

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  2. millertheanunnaki March 20, 2016 at 10:38 PM #

    @ ac March 20, 2016 at 9:31 PM #
    “ac warned all the blp operatives that the issue of Mia LEC would be spoken of in time . the issue was given a glancing blow during the debate
    MIa needs to come clean on this issue”

    Why a glancing blow? Why not a full frontal attack on Mia’s honesty and integrity?

    The same way people are stripped of their knighthoods why not strip Mia of her Queen’s Counsel designation.

    Allan Stanford lost his knighthood why not the Queen of the Dishonest Bees Mia.

    Go ahead and advise Lord Fumble the unmarried closet queer (odd) fella to do just that!
    We dare you to open that Pandora’s box of truth and reconciliation.

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  3. Prodigal Son March 20, 2016 at 10:52 PM #

    Art,

    If a JA like ac runs a large company, we have to feel sorry for whoever hire she or he.

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  4. Prodigal Son March 20, 2016 at 11:05 PM #

    Ac,

    Tell the BU family of the 55 million dollars you nitwits paid for the British American building. That building is not only ugly but it does not fit in where it is.

    It is a burning shame how indiscriminately you morons have spent the taxpayers monies.

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  5. Simple Simon March 20, 2016 at 11:24 PM #

    @David March 19, 2016 at 5:04 PM “Here is the full vid of her presentation, she obviously intended to take a bite out of Mia.”

    Dear David: You are a naughty, naughty boy.

    Aieeee!!! Aieee!!! Aieee!!! stop it hear.

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  6. Simple Simon March 20, 2016 at 11:26 PM #

    Somebody needs to tell the Honourable member for St. John that once the daughters are older than 16 anybody can look.

    And if they are older than 16 anybody can touch (with their permission of course)

    And ma can’t do a thing about it.

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  7. Simple Simon March 20, 2016 at 11:37 PM #

    @Prodigal Son March 19, 2016 at 5:37 PM” He was the one who shouted hurled an insult across the floor to Duguid…”wait, Donville, you ain’t tell me that his wife’s children are not his!”

    About 5% of children in the world are not the children of the man whose name appears on the birth certificate (that is millions and millions of people, after all horns are a commonplace) and that might well include your daddy Prodigal.

    I don’t know why you fellas worry about such things.

    A child is a child is a child.

    And often enough the child who is not your child is your very best child.

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  8. Simple Simon March 21, 2016 at 12:04 AM #

    @Well Well & Consequences March 20, 2016 at 1:23 PM “AC….Why dont you help out the depopulation by increasing the population with 6 more children..

    Cuh dear Well Well. I an’t believe that you are advising ac to have more children, and 6 more too,

    Are you mad?

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  9. pieceuhderockyeahright March 21, 2016 at 12:21 AM #

    @ David [BU]

    You do realize that since it became known to the Democratic Labour Party that the Barbados Labour Party and others heheheheheh were downloading copies of their videos for posterity that they have disabled ALL OF THE VIDEOS ON http://www.barbadosparliament.com/video/view/345.

    Imagine that you could be sooooo dishonest that the very videos that chronicle how fantastic your estimates were/are that you now tek down from public viewing cause dem is national security matters!!!

    The DLP is the single worse government this cuntry has ever seen, in fact, the are the worst the region has ever seen!!!

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  10. ac March 21, 2016 at 12:55 AM #

    so tell me how is it possible for Mottley to find all documentation whether legitimate or fraudulent to present to the eyes of the glaring public with instant haste supporting her allegations but cannot show proof oh her LEC
    Now that is the million dollar question to be asked of Mia

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  11. David March 21, 2016 at 4:33 AM #

    @PUDRYR

    The videos are online.

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  12. Artax March 21, 2016 at 4:58 AM #

    The LEC is just another “DLP red herring.”

    The million dollar question is “why do members of this DLP administration continue to “tell nuff lies?”

    Even the yard-fowls join the fray by writing their “time is spent administrating and managing a large company.”

    Yuh hear lie, that is lie.

    Mottley may the worst Opposition Leader, so far, in the history of Barbados. But she must be given kudos for waking up “Pit Bull Estwick” who remained silent or asleep through the many months people were complaining about water outages. It seems as though the plight of those Barbadians became apparent to Estwick only AFTER Mottley delivered a letter on their behalf to the BWA.

    He responded by holding a “political spot meeting” under the guise of a press conference. Rather than empathize with the residents, he engaged in political posturing and the “political blame game.”

    Estwick has now resorted to “propaganda tactics” by having CBC TV8 dedicate a segment of the “CBC Evening News” to the BWA.

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  13. ac March 21, 2016 at 6:10 AM #

    AS far as the BLP is concerned everybody is a Liar a long overdone set of unfounded allegations being told by the BLP which the public have gotten used to hearing and has lostmost of the public interest (with few exceptions mostly yardfowls ) and the intent for which these stories should purpose
    Mottley of all people should be the last to be calling anyone that( is anyone) a liar afterall she served as a high ranking member of a cabinet for 14 years that not only lied but committed all kinds of nefarious under hand dealings openly without fear of reprisal
    As for Mottley in her exuberant an excessive political diatribe she should not forget HER past and the many allegations some of recent where the past leader of the BLP OSA accused her of Theft and being a person of questionable character yes she should not forget that her history of being a politician is not squeaky clean and there are many pot holes laying in her pathway that can lead to her down fall.

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  14. Well Well & Consequences March 21, 2016 at 6:42 AM #

    You are right Simple…what was I thinking, 6 more ACs in Barbados. Sorry, that was a moment of madness.

    AC…you should be glad DLP will be thrown out on it’s ear from the people’s parliament shortly….. just imagine what the bloggers will do with Mi, when she thinks becoming a PM in today’s enlightened environment will be a cakewalk, there is no 3rd party remember, and her financial backers, the same corrupt backers of DLP will still be corrupt, will still want more million dollar contracts to rob the people, will still want a pass for not being arrested for their criminal activities…are you and them not tired being beaten to a pulp on social media…gluttons for punishment…ok.

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  15. Artax March 21, 2016 at 9:28 AM #

    Again, kudos must be given to Mottley for not only exposing the lies and corruption of the DLP, but for providing DOCUMENTATION to SUBSTANTIATE her ALLEGATIONS.

    Rather than hide behind the safe walls of parliament and using sly innuendos to accuse the BLP of “committing all kinds of nefarious under hand dealings openly without fear of reprisal,” the DLP is yet to present one shred of evidence as proof of any financial impropriety perpetrated by the BLP.

    As I mentioned in a previous post, the DLP NEEDS to give any EVIDENCE they have of BLP corruption to the police and DPP in an effort to have those former ministers who were responsible for committing such acts charged and brought before the law courts.

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  16. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 21, 2016 at 10:52 AM #

    Artax

    Oh no you don’t! You ain’t gonna make out the BLP to be any heroes in the latest unveiling of DLP nasty deeds. We appreciate Mottley’s efforts but we know she has no halo circulating her head. Ah ah, we ain’t forgetting hardwood housing, 3S scam, the Dodds mystery millions, the unaccountable money in the Greenland fiasco, Noel Instantly Rich buy a plantation Lynch, Gline Clarke land reclassification and more and more and more and more. Ah ah, hall and pull again sweetie.

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  17. pieceuhderockyeahright March 21, 2016 at 12:36 PM #

    Houston, we have a problem.

    One both sides of the divide we have so called different parties but the same melee as my gf SSS says.

    The challenge that we face in 2018 is going to be one of keeping it real and having choices of principled men and women which, frankly, does not seem to be on our ballot cards.

    “A Few Good Men” is a hollywood movie that de ole man watch some time ago but there is a scene worth watching that deals with “truth” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk and Jack Nicholson gives a sterling monologue in that.

    The fact is that as a country we have a serious problem that the fumbling Stuarts and the megalomaniac Mottleys seem, based on their cloying histories, unable or unwilling to fix.

    So we the people find ourselves tossed between these two forces of nature where, every five years we are placed in the eye of a storm that paused for the requisite ballot taking/counting then starts again, its gale force winds, in the opposite direction, and we are in the midst of that malevolence agains the people of Barbados.

    This shyte got to stop and this 50 year landmark should be a wakeup call for our people but unfortunately like Bush Tea and WW&C always remind us it does not seem like it will, because we “like um so”

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  18. Artax March 21, 2016 at 12:45 PM #

    @ SSS

    My comment was intended specifically for the AC consortium of yard-fowls.

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  19. Frustrated Businessman aka Republic my ass. March 21, 2016 at 3:37 PM #

    AB has been made aware of specific instances of public servant corruption and has done nothing.

    Complicit.

    com·plic·it
    kəmˈplisit/Submit
    adjective
    involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.
    “all of these people are complicit in some criminal conspiracy”

    He is at sea in a lifeboat full of cannibals and can do nothing about them, nor can he risk to fall asleep.

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  20. Colonel Buggy March 22, 2016 at 10:21 PM #

    pieceuhderockyeahright March 21, 2016 at 12:36 PM #
    Houston, we have a problem.

    This shyte got to stop and this 50 year landmark should be a wakeup call for our people but unfortunately like Bush Tea and WW&C always remind us it does not seem like it will, because we “like um so”’
    ”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””’
    The only time that things will ever change in this country is when Bajans start to behave like the third monkey on Noah’s ark gangplank. Meanwhile we will grin and bear it.

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