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Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Scotland Has Links to the Dark World

One has to marvel at the lack of due diligence Caribbean governments and others in authority exercise when making decisions on behalf of the people they serve. There is the perception by the developed world that we are a bunch of banana republics, yet we continue by our decision-making to give truth to the belief.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal was elected the 6th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and recently took office on April 1, 2016. She is the first woman to hold the post. She was nominated by Dominica where she was born and emigrated to the UK when she was two years old. Her nomination was a contentious one with Antigua nominating the home based Sir Ronald Sanders. It is interesting to recall that the Barbados government supported the Baroness Scotland nomination.

A recent media report links Baroness Scotland to two unsavoury characters :-

However, Scotland’s high-flying career has, in recent years, seen her build often lucrative relationships with two of the world’s ugliest dictatorships, the Daily Mail reported. One is the notorious government of Kazakhstan, whose repressive dictator, 75-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been accused of torturing and even killing political opponents, stifling press freedom, and profiteering from the country’s vast oil and gas reserves.

The other is the despotic regime of Abdulla Yameen, the dictator of the Maldives, whose associates seized power in a 2012 coup and have since prosecuted more than 1,700 opposition activists while imprisoning the leaders of three opposition parties.ump to your country or territory of interest – Caribbean News – British newspaper links Dominica baroness to ‘vile despots’

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63 Comments on “Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Scotland Has Links to the Dark World”

  1. David April 23, 2016 at 7:01 PM #

    government-symbol

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  2. Gabriel April 23, 2016 at 7:54 PM #

    Not a good start for the Commonwealth Secretary General.We heard her call Brasstacks on Thursday and spoke to Tricia Watson at length.Sorry this information was not in the public domain then.The Mail newspaper is linking her past to despots and image consultants.We should hear more as she tries to navigate these stories and her personal remuneration as a citizen of the U.K. minus the perks associated with the usual diplomatic status of the post.
    Of passing interest is that Antigua supported the Guyana born VC Bird speech writer Ron Sanders for the post of CSG and not the daughter of a native born Antiguan.

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  3. chad99999 April 23, 2016 at 9:48 PM #

    We should also note that the UK government aggressively supported the Baroness and a major British newspaper may have influenced the vote to appoint her as Secretary General by running stories accusing Ronald Sanders of personal corruption. Those stories come in the wake of recent moves in the US to prosecute other Antigua officials for corrupt acts.

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  4. Well Well & Consequences April 24, 2016 at 6:13 AM #

    All this clearly shows and compounds that these titles and statuses created by Europe and adorned on people are all fraudulent. Would love to hear Sctland’s relationship with the despots and who else from the UK is involved, anytime you hes0ar this, it’s attached to resources to be stolen from some unknowing population.

    The greed and savagery started in the 12th century on the banks of the Thames, seemingly has no end.

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  5. David April 24, 2016 at 6:17 AM #

    @Gabriel

    What did Scotland say when she called the talk show on Friday?

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  6. Enuff April 24, 2016 at 7:43 AM #

    I am always amazed at how we repeatedly cuss our local newspapers then embrace and cite articles from sources such as the Daily Mail. The owners and majority of DM readers are not fond of people who look like you and me.

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  7. David April 24, 2016 at 8:46 AM #

    @enuff

    Are you saying the story does not have merit? Should we dismiss it?

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  8. David April 24, 2016 at 9:01 AM #

    @enuff

    Even if we were to ignore the despot links, what about all the other concerns raised about her appointment?

    > @enuff > > Are you saying the story does not have merit? Should we dismiss it? > > > >

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  9. Prodigal Son April 24, 2016 at 2:34 PM #

    David,

    She called in to Brasstacks and was on for about 30-45 minutes talking shiiite about global warming.

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  10. David April 24, 2016 at 2:38 PM #

    Thanks PS.

    Was she asked any hard questions?

    How will she be using her position to promote SIDS in the commonwealth for example?

    >

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  11. Prodigal Son April 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM #

    Not really, she was allowed to go almost un-interrupted by Ms Watson………..who towards the end then asked her to tell BT of her path to the Secretary General position.

    Can anyone tell the ordinary man what will Barbados get out of the PM going to Paris and then to New York to sign this protocol on climate change?

    Will it help to bring down the deficit?

    Will it help Stinkliar to send me my tax refund?

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  12. Simple Simon April 24, 2016 at 4:44 PM #

    @Prodigal Son April 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM “Will it help to bring down the deficit?”

    No but it help lower sea level rise”

    @Prodigal Son April 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM “Will it help Stinkliar to send me my tax refund?”

    In order to get a tax refund you must first pay your taxes. Have you paid your taxes you prodigal?

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  13. Gabriel April 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM #

    David
    As Prodigal said she was allowed to speak without interruption telling BT of her family history and going to the UK to benefit from a higher education etc and on to the global warming and sids.Most of us were aware of the role of Sanders in reading the Guardian but this DM expose was the first I read of Scotland’s ‘dark’ side.

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  14. Simple Simon April 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM #

    If you are black the dailymail will find something nasty to say about you. Why are you quoting the Daily Mail as though it is some authoriative source?

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  15. David April 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM #

    So far BU is unable to find a rebuttal from Baroness Scotland to the DM report.

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  16. Exclaimer April 24, 2016 at 4:59 PM #

    I’m certain the Baroness will fit in very comfortably in her new role. It will be business as usual for all parties.

    @Simple Simon April 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM,

    As a UK citizen you must be well aware that none of our national papers could be described as remotely pro-black. Correct me if I’m wrong but was it not The Daily Mail who broke ranks and campaigned on the behalf of the Lawrence family in the infamous case of their murdered son Stephen Lawrence?

    The Guardian is as flawed as all the other newspapers in their portrayal of black issues. I prefer to read between the lines.

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  17. Simple Simon April 24, 2016 at 5:06 PM #

    I am not now, and have never been, and never will be a U.K citizen.

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  18. Simple Simon April 24, 2016 at 5:07 PM #

    I was NOT defending the other British newspapers.

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  19. Simple Simon April 24, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

    @Gabriel April 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM “going to the UK to benefit from a higher education etc.”

    The Baroness did not go to the U.K to benefit from higher education, although she benefited from higher education while in the U.K

    She did not migrate to the U.K either. She was migrated to the U.K by her parents when she was 2 years old.

    Please note that 2 year olds do not engage in long term strategic planning.

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  20. David April 24, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

    @Simole Simon

    If you are black the dailymail will find something nasty to say about you. Why are you quoting the Daily Mail as though it is some authoriative source?

    What were you doing if not comparing?

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  21. David April 24, 2016 at 5:36 PM #

    @Simple Simon and Enuff

    Then again maybe you are correct.

    The widow of a man who drowned after being pulled out to sea in Barbados said the lack of warning signs led to her husband’s death.
    Eddie Flett, 71, drowned in March last year after being pulled out to sea by a strong rip-tide on Rockley Beach in Christ Church.
    Mr Flett, a grandfather-of-nine, had booked the holiday as a treat for his wife, Linda, 64, in a bid to cheer her up following the death of her father six months earlier.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3556325/Grandfather-nine-drowned-wife-trip-lifetime-Barbados.html#ixzz46maoj5d1

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  22. Well Well & Consequences April 24, 2016 at 6:11 PM #

    The riptides are becoming very dangerous around the island, sugns are needed, I know someone got caught in one on the beach opposite Jordans in Fitts Village last November or December, 2 females, one was washed out and had to be rescued, nearly drowned, the other managed to rest awhile and them swam back in….they need to do something before the tourists decide that safer beaches can be found…elsewhere.

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  23. Exclaimer April 24, 2016 at 6:19 PM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences April 24, 2016 at 6:11 PM,

    This is nothing new. Have you seen how many people have lost their lives at Accra Beach? Why are we incapable of warning our tourists about certain beaches both verbally and through signs. Piece and Simple Simon should design some graphics for this bankrupt government!

    Have you noticed the lack of security on our beaches? How many people have to die before the authorities respond? The country is unsafe.

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  24. David April 24, 2016 at 6:32 PM #

    Several lifeguards were sent home as part of government retrenchment exercise.

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  25. Exclaimer April 24, 2016 at 6:38 PM #

    @ David,

    LOL. The country is unsafe!

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  26. Well Well & Consequences April 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

    Exclaimer. ..I did not realize riptides were such a problem. People love to swim out and would not know there were such strong cross currents, unless there are signs telling them that…that is negligence and until the government gets a huge lawsuit from one of the tourist Fruendel loves to fete at Llaro Court…they will do nothing.

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  27. Well Well & Consequences April 24, 2016 at 6:50 PM #

    BTW… that inquest being held in the UK for the man who drowned, could result in lawsuit.

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  28. Exclaimer April 24, 2016 at 7:06 PM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences April 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM,

    I will repeat my assertion: ” The country is unsafe”.

    When I was 15, I nearly lost my life on one of your beaches on the east coast.

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  29. David April 24, 2016 at 7:13 PM #

    @Exclaimer

    Sure as a native of Barbados you must have been intimately aware that the Eastern side of the island is not bather friendly?

    Perhaps a toddy and off t bed then?

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  30. Gabriel April 24, 2016 at 9:09 PM #

    Simple
    I recall the Baroness making the point that her parents thought it more economical for the entire family to emigrate to the UK rather than trying to fund their childrens’ education from Dominica.She did confirm she was aged 2 at the time.
    Btw she made the point that her dad is or was Antiguan and that he and Viv Richards’ dad were best friends one being the other’s best man and that Viv was named after her Mum.Maybe you have further and better details,so go right ahead and give it your best shot.

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  31. Alvin Cummins April 25, 2016 at 9:18 AM #

    @Well Well,
    Have you never seen signs at cattle wash, Bathsheba, Rockley and Dover? Have younger seen a sign at Brandons? Have you never seen Flags at these places with signs indicating what each sign flag means? Have you never seen Life guard stations at Rockley, Browns Beach, Dover, and other Beaches? If you have never seen them check for yourself.
    What’s the matter with you people? Why do you seek to pull down the island every opportunity you get, whether it is warranted or not? Good bad or indifferent, at the end it is still YOUR country. If you had a child with Down’s syndrome, or a cleft palate, couldn’t you love it as much as s perfectly formed one?

    I am especially perturbed; nay angry, at the sign, a photo of which appeared on BU, purported to have been paid for by Hants, pulling down the island. He might well have contributed the cost of that sign; it would not have come cheaply, to the welfare of the country. He could have contributed the money (in Forex) to the welfare of a poor person in the island, he could have established a scholarship, or given to the Maria Holder charity foundation. Why does he want to discourage people from supporting the country of his birth. If you can’t do good for your country, why harm it?Do good. Do good! These are your people, what have they done to harm you? You may disagree with the policies, the purveyors of those policies, the method s of implementation or whatever, but when you post those signs where people from all over the world can have a negative impression of us, it does not “big you up”, but diminishes you in those eyes. It shows how small minded you are. You may have now, but when you go into the grave or the crematorium, you can take none of what you have with you, and the people or their descendants will stiil be here. The island will still survive.

    Pr0d9gal;
    You are an ass. Actually a treasonous ass.

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  32. Well Well & Consequences April 25, 2016 at 10:28 AM #

    The east coast has been unsafe for decades, Accra always iffy to swim, but recently, beaches that were once considered safe are downright dangerous with riptides and serious cross currents.

    Alvin…there are no signs at Fitts village…go check for yourself. Beaches that were once considered safe are now dangerous, more people are drowning and you dont have to go very far to be washed out.

    Why dont you go take a swim there when it’s rough and even when it’s calm, there are whirlpools beneath that you cannot see.

    Normally, the sea is rough from November to Frebruary and then it calms, not this year, now when you do get it calm, you can still be washed out, so the currents have obviously changed.

    It’s just like you to keep your head hidden in the sand while people drown, keep talking rubbish while tourists drown.

    More flags are needed.

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  33. Well Well & Consequences April 25, 2016 at 10:33 AM #

    Alvin…stop being hypocrital…the politicians you support are raping the country with their bribetaking and you support them wholeheartedly, what is wrong with you, you may want to give the government ministers the same advise you so freely dish out to those who want to see corruption stopped and politicians actually work for their money by doing good,

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  34. Hants April 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM #

    Alvin Cummins wrote “,I am especially perturbed; nay angry, at the sign, a photo of which appeared on BU, purported to have been paid for by Hants, pulling down the island. He might well have contributed the cost of that sign; it would not have come cheaply, to the welfare of the country. He could have contributed the money (in Forex) to the welfare of a poor person in the island, he could have established a scholarship, or given to the Maria Holder charity foundation. Why does he want to discourage people from supporting the country of his birth. If you can’t do good for your country, why harm it?Do good. Do good! These are your people, what have they done to harm you? You may disagree with the policies, the purveyors of those policies, the method s of implementation or whatever, but when you post those signs where people from all over the world can have a negative impression of us, it does not “big you up”, but diminishes you in those eyes. It shows how small minded you are. You may have now, but when you go into the grave or the crematorium, you can take none of what you have with you, and the people or their descendants will stiil be here. The island will still survive.”

    @ Pieceuhderockyeahright and David,

    Please reply to Alvin.

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  35. David April 25, 2016 at 12:09 PM #

    @Hants

    Alvin appears to be off his meds. Don’t worry about it. The issue here is that we need more lifeguards to be stationed at our popular beaches. After all we are a tourist destination and although we can expect locals to know the lay of the land visitors are at a disadvantage.

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  36. millertheanunnaki April 25, 2016 at 12:27 PM #

    @ Alvin Cummins April 25, 2016 at 9:18 AM
    “I am especially perturbed; nay angry, at the sign, a photo of which appeared on BU, purported to have been paid for by Hants, pulling down the island.”

    “These are your people, what have they done to harm you? You may disagree with the policies, the purveyors of those policies, the method s of implementation or whatever, but when you post those signs where people from all over the world can have a negative impression of us, it does not “big you up…”

    First of all, why don’t you stop libeling Hants?
    You are always threatening bloggers with lawsuits for telling the truth about you and your DLP make-believe projects (Cahill scam in particular). Why not take a leaf out of you autobiography of morality?

    So you are “pissed” because Barbados today is being portrayed in a bad light?
    Didn’t you and your gang of DLP traitors make similar observations about your beloved country during the OSA reign? You sow what you reap, Alvin.

    One wonders if a picture of garbage piling up on Wellington Street or a half-naked man pissing in an alley in Bridgetown would be considered also to be conveying the wrong impression of Barbados (in your estimation).

    Here is a bit of advice, Alvin.
    Tell your incompetent administration to either clean up Bridgetown or expect to be stripped of the designation as a World heritage site. Not even Maloney millions taken from taxpayers can bribe UNESCO. You have up to 2017 to get your act together.

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  37. Well Well & Consequences April 25, 2016 at 12:40 PM #

    And Alvin should be encouraging the government ministers who take millions of dollars in bribes off taxpayer funded contracts to at least pour the money back into the economy, so that the poor can benefit, instead of hiding their illgotten loot in other countries, he may want to impart the same advice on the bribers who benefit from the same taxpayer funded contrarts…the nerve.

    Don’t worry Alvin….Panama Leaks papers are just around the corner and worldwide investigations are active.

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  38. balance April 25, 2016 at 11:09 PM #

    What has the purported dirty business of the Baroness or whatever she is called to do with us? We should be paying attention to our own CLICO scandal and corruption and the high profile identity of the persons involved.

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  39. Colonel Buggy April 25, 2016 at 11:18 PM #

    David April 24, 2016 at 7:13 PM #

    Sure as a native of Barbados you must have been intimately aware that the Eastern side of the island is not bather friendly
    ………………………………………………….
    Cattlewash may not be bather friendly, but the residents there love it so. It keeps out the more timid Bajan,or as some of them may put it…No-cattle Wash.

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  40. David April 26, 2016 at 3:42 AM #

    What has the purported dirty business of the Baroness or whatever she is called to do with us? We should be paying attention to our own CLICO scandal and corruption and the high profile identity of the persons involved.

    Sure,we are pleased to spell it out for you. Baroness Scotland is Secretary General of the Commonwealth Nations of which Barbados is a member.

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  41. Vincent Haynes April 26, 2016 at 5:02 AM #

    Note that Bath beach on the east coast is protected by a reef and is safe for swimming within the reef.

    Just came across another apt discription for politicians.

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  42. balance April 26, 2016 at 5:29 AM #

    “Sure,we are pleased to spell it out for you. Baroness Scotland is Secretary General of the Commonwealth Nations of which Barbados is a member.”

    We all know that but what does her purported links with purported barbaric regimes have to do with us? What connection does Barbados have with these regimes which could affect our standing in the world? charges/allegations of impropriety were levelled against Sir Shridath Ramphal when he held the post of Commonwealth Secretary -General but it was not the subject of discussion.

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  43. Bush Tea April 26, 2016 at 6:59 AM #

    Bushie has to agree with balance.
    NONE of the previous Secretary Generals have been perfect, and none in future will be. We could easily dig up some dirt on anyone whom we dislike for whatever reason and this is clearly what the Daily Mail has chosen to do. With their resources, thy could probably come up with much worse on the head of the Commonwealth too … but she is white, is NOT from a small black country …and is the beloved Queen of all – so no such research is needed.

    Let the damn woman be judged on her performance in the role……although Bushie has to say that she was so unimpressive on Brass Tacks that the bushman turned back to HOTT…🙂

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  44. David April 26, 2016 at 8:44 AM #

    @Bush Tea

    Based on your contributions to BU that is a hot dose of hypocrisy; too besides, the issue is about calling for transparency where ever it raises its ugly head.

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  45. Vincent Haynes April 26, 2016 at 9:13 AM #

    Balance and Bush Tea……..well said and agreed upon.

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  47. Bush Tea April 26, 2016 at 8:36 PM #

    LOL @ David
    Wait boss… a bushman can’t agree with balance now…?
    ….and let us take it easy -calling for ‘transparency’ from an anonymous blog while we are at it…

    Look, can you not recognise a hatchet job when you see one…?

    “However, Scotland’s high-flying career has, in recent years, seen her build often lucrative relationships with two of the world’s ugliest dictatorships,”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Give us a break!!!
    Right now the world’s ugliest dictatorships probably include the USA, UK, Israel and Russia. How many innocent people have these despots killed in Iraq, Palestine, Gaza, Ukraine and Afghanistan – just to name a few locations?
    These petit despots from the Maldives and Kazakhstan, who probably just refuses to bow down to the self-appointed albino gods of our world….. are just straw men being set up….

    You are also wrong about Bushie’s history.. The bushman argued for Froon to be given a chance to prove himself;… also for the CJ to get a chance despite a flawed start….
    Both of these proved to be wasted efforts, true!! …..but cud dear man …. hypocrisy?🙂
    LOL

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  48. Donna April 26, 2016 at 11:45 PM #

    Ugliest dictatorships is a very subjective term.

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  49. David April 27, 2016 at 2:19 AM #

    Ok Bushie, we have you on record agreeing that you will be selective in your whacking lol.

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  50. balance April 27, 2016 at 2:20 AM #

    “With their resources, thy could probably come up with much worse on the head of the Commonwealth too … but she is white, is NOT from a small black country …and is the beloved Queen of all – so no such research is needed”

    Not true Bushie our beloved Queen and family have indeed taken much heat from certain sections of the British media over the years.

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  51. Bush Tea April 27, 2016 at 6:30 AM #

    Looka Bushie’s crosses though!!!
    A bushman SUPPORTS a balanced view, …incurring serious licks from the boss man in the process – only for balance to now turn around and throw a big rock at the whacker…

    However, it missed….

    The two statements are not mutually exclusive Mr balance. Taking ‘heat’ from some sections of the press and having a newspaper like the Daily Mail digging for dirt are two completely separate things.

    Can you imagine the line that CAN be taken , for example, with some research into the Queen and her family’s association with slavery …and the stolen spoils therefrom?
    ..or her ‘links’ to the dark era when the British left India; messed up Africa; and set up the Middle East for decades of mayhem and death…?

    Come on balance… you need bigger weapons than that little rock against the whacker…🙂

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  52. Well Well & Consequences April 27, 2016 at 7:23 AM #

    Bushman…how quickly all forget that Elizabeth Windsor is a beneficary of the slave trade, the worldwides thefts of countries, resources and a gaggle of dumb black people who refuse to acknowledge that all she does is continue for the past 50+ yearst o maintain the facade that keeps them unable to claim their rightful place.

    What did Bob Marley say about brainwash education again…

    But wait, 50 years fr8m now, her replacements will be running the same scam and black people will be talking the same rubbish and will still have the nerve to talk about change and reparations. I am sure there will be a replacement David Cameron also telling them to shut up, while still living off the proceeds of the slave trade.

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  53. millertheanunnaki April 27, 2016 at 8:46 AM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences April 27, 2016 at 7:23 AM
    “But wait, 50 years fr8m now, her replacements will be running the same scam and black people will be talking the same rubbish and will still have the nerve to talk about change and reparations.”

    And so shall it be!
    So-called educated black people are ‘perpetually’ infatuated and continuously bemused by their white masters their culture and their ‘created’ white god.

    Take, for example, your constant references to the bribing of corrupt politicians and their lackeys with the award of monarchical “Pimp Titles”.
    The most recent example of the hollowness of such pimp titles can be seen with the scandal surrounding the previous owner of the fallen retail conglomerate British Home Stores (Bhs).
    You can bet such similar ‘debasing’ of the title of “Sir” will soon take place when numerous such ‘brassy’ medals will be given to pimps for the ruling administration commemorating 50 Years of “brass bowlery” (a term coined from the Bush “T” cussing mint).

    You can bet your last devalued Bajan dollar that the likes of Godhorse Gollop would be top of the list despite his altruistically huge bill he would be submitting for national service rendered in the ‘drafting’ of the new Constitution for the Republic of Barbados.

    But don’t be surprised if Lord Fumble does the unprecedented and award himself the title of Sir Lord Fumble, Black Knight Commander of the Order of Marchfield & Molasses Hill.
    He could just be the first PM in a ‘British’ Commonwealth country to achieve such a feat while in office.
    He certainly wouldn’t want to look like a bloody fool accepting a Knighthood on demitting office after Barbados becomes a republic in 2017.

    Make hay (or should that be grow sugarcane?) while the Monarchical sun shines on you, Lord Fumble!

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  54. Well Well & Consequences April 27, 2016 at 1:18 PM #

    Miller…they are all a huge disgrace to the memories of their ancestors. None of them can give a valid explanation why, all seem dizzy with stupidity at all times.

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  55. Well Well & Consequences April 27, 2016 at 1:23 PM #

    Miller..that is a huge collapse.

    http://ow.ly/4naftz

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  56. balance April 28, 2016 at 5:16 AM #

    ‘The two statements are not mutually exclusive Mr balance. Taking ‘heat’ from some sections of the press and having a newspaper like the Daily Mail digging for dirt are two completely separate things.

    Can you imagine the line that CAN be taken , for example, with some research into the Queen and her family’s association with slavery …and the stolen spoils therefrom?
    ..or her ‘links’ to the dark era when the British left India; messed up Africa; and set up the Middle East for decades of mayhem and death…?”
    From reading Dr Williams book. it does not seem that there was nothing ignominious about the policy of slavery in those days. It was par for the course even up to this day in several jurisdictions. some slaves defended their masters and mistresses to the death.

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  57. Vincent Haynes April 28, 2016 at 5:22 AM #

    From reading Dr Williams book. it does not seem that there was nothing ignominious about the policy of slavery in those days. It was par for the course even up to this day in several jurisdictions. some slaves defended their masters and mistresses to the death.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    The above statement of fact is a must read for all those who wish to look at slavery within the context of todays society.

    When one considers that it is still happening despite the universal denouncement of it by todays society says a lot about us as a people.

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  58. Bush Tea April 28, 2016 at 7:43 AM #

    LOL @ balance
    Well there you go…. Vincent agrees with you….
    Need Bushie tell you of the need to flush…?

    So when exactly did Eric William’s book become the Bible?
    …and because he wrote some shiite – means what exactly?
    Williams said that slavery was Ok …so it must have been OK?
    Steupsss…
    Wuh AC says that Froon is a good PM too….
    Stinkliar says that the economy improving…
    Pornville says whatever he thinks will fly….

    Man balance ….you REALLY scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    Looka…
    Just do like Hants …and agree with Bushie and lets move on nuh…🙂
    LOL ha ha ha

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  59. Bush Tea April 28, 2016 at 7:48 AM #

    @ Miller
    ….medals will be given to pimps for the ruling administration commemorating 50 Years of “brass bowlery” (a term coined from the Bush “T” cussing mint).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You ungrateful ‘so and so’….
    While others gain notoriety from expanding the damn Queen’s English with such shiite words as LOL, ROTFL, etc, you seek to denigrate the bushman who have introduced such useful, natural and greatly required terms as “brass bowlery”, ‘albino-centricity’ (note that this is another AC), and ‘Whacking’…

    How the hell else can one properly describe the situation in Barbados…?
    Could you not nominate the Bushman for one of the 50th anniversary awards instead…?

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  60. Well Well & Consequences April 28, 2016 at 9:07 AM #

    Eric Williams came from a family who owned slaves, if i remember correctly their name was French sounding, with Williams being a product of the era who believed the reference to slavery in the bible meant it was ok and the church being complicit for centuries in the slave trade, Williams’ stance comes as no surprise, in fact, if he was alive today, he would be surprised that the church, who benefited from the slave trade are now rolling back their hypocritical stance.

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  61. Exclaimer May 29, 2016 at 4:43 AM #

    ” Queen’s envoy ‘Baroness Brazen’ is entangled in honours scandal: Title given to Commonwealth chief’s crony is ‘reviewed’ after she is accused of abusing the system”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3614462/Queen-s-envoy-honours-scandal-Title-given-Commonwealth-chief-s-crony-reviewed-amid-Palace-fury.html

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  62. Hal Austin May 29, 2016 at 5:38 AM #

    I was a reporter on the Daily Mail for 14 years, under the editorship of both Sir David English and Paul Dacre. It was an experience.

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  63. David June 6, 2016 at 5:56 AM #

    Commonwealth head may have bought job in ‘utterly corrupt process’

    Published on June 6, 2016

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    By Caribbean News Now contributor

    LONDON, England — In a second article in two weeks, a British newspaper has accused the new Commonwealth secretary general, Dominica-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, of unethical conduct.

    According to the latest article by The Mail on Sunday, under the headline Baroness Brazen bought top Commonwealth job in ‘utterly corrupt process’, Scotland is accused of buying her position by giving bogus ‘knighthoods’ to five Caribbean leaders.

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    Last week, accusing Scotland of cronyism, the newspaper reported that she had become entangled in what it described as an extraordinary row over abuse of a knighthood conferred by the governor general of Antigua and Barbuda on her “dear friend” and “crony” Anthony Bailey.

    Ironically, Scotland has made fighting corruption one of the focuses of her term of office as secretary general.

    Now, the former British attorney general is accused of trying to win support from Commonwealth heads of government with offers of honours and charitable donations from an obscure Catholic order of which she was a prominent member.

    Those honoured included the prime minister and president of Dominica, who later officially nominated Scotland as their country’s candidate for the top Commonwealth post, despite the fact she has not lived there since she was two years old.

    Conservative Party MP James Cleverly led calls for a full investigation into the allegations against Scotland, whose political post is second only to the Queen in the Commonwealth hierarchy.

    “The Commonwealth is a vitally important and respected institution and we can’t allow it to be dragged into any kind of scandal. There must be the fullest possible inquiry,” Cleverly said.

    Scotland reportedly had a major disagreement with Secretariat officials when she took up the post of secretary general because they were treating her as domiciled and resident in the UK resident (which she is) for tax purposes and, as such, she would have to pay tax on her £160,000 (US$232,000)-a-year salary that would also take account of the monetary benefit of her £14 million (US$20 million) official residence in Mayfair, London’s most prestigious address.

    According to Commonwealth sources, Scotland apparently insisted that her contract with the Secretariat should treat her as an "overseas appointment” to avoid paying UK taxes on her salary and benefits.

    The leader of the opposition in Dominica, Lennox Linton, described Baroness Scotland as “opportunistic, deceitful and disgraceful”.

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