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Is Barbados a Free Nation?

Submitted by Freedom Crier

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If you think Barbadians like you and me are free in this wonderful Island of ours, think again!

Do you own your house and property or do you have to pay taxes on what you own and if you do not pay that made up tax; that tax is used to sell what is yours to pay it. Even when you die your inheritors have to continue paying the tax so who do you assume are the owners of what you IMAGINE to be yours?

Do you pay a drivers license? After the first time you sit the driver’s exam, why do we need to still pay for it each year?·

We all have to pay NIS. Why? We start work at 18 years old, work until 67 soon to be 70, (we pay 10% and our employer pays more than 10%). We pay over 20% of our wages for all our working life, for 50 years to get a 50% (approx.) pension for 7 years soon to be 5 years (life expectancy of 75 years average.) You are paying for 50 years to get half of your weekly wage for 7 years? Does this seem right?

Remember when VAT was introduced it was supposed to reduce taxes, now every tax imaginable in fostered on us (Vat gone up and in Trinidad Vat gone down)·

You can think of your own over reach of government taxation in your arena and consider the Root cause of such a System of Governance.

We in Barbados have adopted a system of Governance that is Stifling the Nation, literally taking the wind out of its Sails. My hope is to empower the individual because Collectivism is a system that values the group more than the individual. Under this system, a ruling authority arbitrarily sets common moral, social, and economic aims and, to achieve those aims, dictates the standards and rules by which individuals live and work.

Socialism abounds and prospers at the expense of our nation. Socialism is Economic Cannibalism. Socialism has its tentacles like a giant Mantel over the earth and we on the Isles of the Sea are not exempt! It is a slow process of Rot, Understand that the plan is to “CONTROL AND RULE BY WAY OF THE EXTRACTION OF THE PEOPLES WEALTH WHILE ENCROACHING ON THEIR FREEDOM THROUGHBURDENSOME REGULATIONS”.

People do not understand the Root System of Socialism.

Socialism has many disguises, i.e. Communism, Nazism, Fascism, Marxism Leftism, Crony Capitalism and Progressive ism, et al, only different varieties of the same thing. Socialism is a very slow process of rot and yes it has been around for generations, its all part of the same tree and root system and its Ideology is a Godless conspiracy.  It has the same outcome, i.e. creating Elitist where certain people are favoured and benefited. Names only change to suit the times.

“THE FRUIT OF SOCIALISM IS COMMUNISM”. VLADIMIR LENIN

The foundation for ALL tyrannies Is the removal of free agency. The means to accomplish this has always been Big Government that takes from everyone to create a system that the Elitist controls. This is in direct opposition to free enterprise that is not shackled by burdensome regulation.

Socialism is against the natural order of how we live and trade as a free people as was envisioned in the American Constitution, Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and the protection of Property! That is the natural order of God anything else is an abrogation. Both Communism and Socialism is Stateism that seeks power and control to take away freedom and benefits only the Elitist.

A nation of Free Individuals limit government by managing their own needs and their own charitable causes -while Serfs, and Slaves, handover their authority over their own actions, their own beliefs, their own individual welfare, and their own individual responsibilities to that of a Master’s Management or to governmental authority that will giveaway their labor, corrupt them with it, and ultimately uniformly bind society in “egalitarianism

Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it’s just a destructive, Envy-Driven Fantasy about redistributing wealth after something else (and somebody else) creates it first. The slow poison of Government and corporations, Crony Capitalism has infiltrated almost every level of socialist countries and is now being used as fodder to promote socialism.

To prefer #capitalism is to prefer the only system that has ever lifted humans out of poverty–even if unequally. -> https://goo.gl/HIeVjQ

Modern Day slaves are not in chains they are in debt.

PragerU added a new video: Myths, Lies and Capitalism.

-YouTube ▶ 4:29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_7Jv2oh9s4 Jan 19, 2015 – Uploaded by PragerU Does free enterprise hurt the poor? … In five minutes, Arthur Brooks answers these question…

Peace and Security are better established through the means of economic liberty. It is only when a people are individually and economically free can a society establishing a self-respecting and self-governing citizen. Free Enterprise (Capitalism)= Free Markets

Capitalism, which is a Communist word removing the (Free Enterprise aspect of it), + Governments =Crony Capitalism/Corporations (Not a Free Market)

Cronyism is where big business and governments collude to give special favors to those entities to the exclusion of the ordinary person. Crony Capitalism is an attempt to label the System of Free Enterprise by regulating it until it is no longer Free.

A people who depend upon a government managing personal needs, personal benefits, and personal responsibilities are owned by the whole instead of being a society of self owned individuals. The law in a free society is only used for the protection of person and property—you cannot use the law as a tool for force and theft of property and labor, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEINTENTION—this economic ideology of a “fair share” of anther’s labor is the foundation for Fascism, Nazism, Socialism, and Communism”.

The Problems of Corruption are surely not Limited to our Shores.

I always tend to talk on the Root Cause of our ills, which produces all the issues  we debate (weather intentionally or not). When we recognize the Culprit the Mirage becomes Clear and we are no longer baffled and entangled in issues of their making leaving us puzzled.Socialism / Collectivism is Serfdom; it only benefits the Elitist resulting in Tyranny and Chaos as witnessed by what is ensuing in Venezuela under Full Blown Socialism! There are different Degrees of Socialism, but it is All Socialism with guaranteed results of failure.

Why in the first place did it get so out of hand? Eventually the System Rots and every kind of corruption emerge. I am sympathetic to suffering but we have to come to grips with the Root Cause…SOCIALISM.

With our Situation, there is no End in Sight; now the Establishment has created a Garbage Collection Tax in Barbados, as if we were not already encumbered by Taxation, which included the removal of Garbage. Maybe next there will be a ‘Sunlight Tax’ like the British had in the 1800’s. Oh dear I really should not suggest any more ‘Bright’ ideas like that!

We are on a Very Slippery Slope… IT IS NOT ABOUT HATING GOVERNMENT, IT IS ABOUT RESISTING THE IDEA THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS OUR MASTER AND SILENCE IS CONSENT!Socialism is the Big Lie of the twentieth century. While it promised prosperity, equality, and security, it delivered poverty, misery, and tyranny.

Why Socialism Failed – Foundation for Economic … fee.org/freeman/detail/why-socialism-failed cached

Cronyism is where big business and governments collude to give special favors to those entities to the exclusion of the ordinary person. (Duty free for certain selected businesses). Crony Capitalism is an attempt to label the System of Free Enterprise by regulating it until it is no longer Free. It always and only benefits Politicians and those they are in bed with who do not think twice about who they plunder. The name of the Game is to acquire Wealth by Stealth for Power and Gain.

By the way we do not pay taxes the Government Takes our Taxes. Taxation is not voluntary it is forced. I have been writing for a few years now, that the solution to pilfering by way of Taxation by Governments is the System of Governance meaning Socialist practices of robing Peter to pay Paul and until we come to understand that Socialism is a Godless Conspiracy Masquerading as Political Philosophy, we will continue to be deprived, the only intent of such, is to rule over others for control and profit.

More than a failed state, it’s a failed SYSTEM. It’s called socialism and it sooner or later fails everywhere. Its motto is, “When at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.” In the free, competitive private sector, failure is something you learn from, so you can succeed in the future. But in the public sector under socialism especially, failure is merely an excuse to fail even more spectacularly later because all that matters is intentions, not results. Let’s hope that in Venezuela, the hour of liberation is near and that lessons will be learned from this horrific flop spelled S-O-C-I-A-L-I-S-M.

Consider that one of the fruits of Socialism is Crony Capitalism. True Capitalism and Free Enterprise is good! What has developed in this country is due to the bastardization of the two by insane taxes, stifling over regulation. This has allowed cronyism through Politicians and big businesses that are forced to “play ball”, to commit theft and control in such a grand scale that is almost unfathomable!!!!

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”. –Winston Churchill”

Socialism considers the individual person simply as an element, a molecule within the social organism, so that the good of the individual is completely subordinated to the functioning of the socioeconomic mechanism. Socialism likewise maintains that the good of the individual can be realized without reference to his free choice, to the unique and exclusive responsibility, which he exercises in the face of good or evil.

Man is thus reduced to a series of social relationships, and the concept of the person as the autonomous subject of moral decision disappears, the very subject whose decisions build the social order. From this mistaken conception of the person there arise both a distortion of law, which defines the sphere of the exercise of freedom, and an opposition to private property. A person, who is deprived of something he can call “his own,” and of the possibility of earning a living through his own initiative, comes to depend on the social machine and on those who control it. This makes it much more difficult for him to recognize his dignity as a person, and hinders progress towards the building up of an authentic human community.

In contrast, from the Christian vision of the human person there necessarily follows a correct picture of society. According to Rerum Novarum and the whole social doctrine of the Church, the social nature of man is not completely fulfilled in the State, but is realized in various intermediary groups, beginning with the family and including economic, social, political and cultural groups which stem from human nature itself and have their own autonomy, always with a view to the common good. This is what I have called the “subjectivity” of society which, together with the subjectivity of the individual, was cancelled out by “Real Socialism.”” — Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, 1991.

Too bad that the Reigning Pope is a Socialist, through and through!

I celebrate the Spirit of Freedom and try to live in accordance with my individual Sovereignty, which  Independence has been given to each individual by a wise and loving God. I am truly grateful for ability to make Correct Choices even when faced with Gut Wrenching Oppression that threaten the very fabric of my family’s existence, let alone the tragedy of Government-Overreach. My family knows first hand what it is like to live under the hand of an Oppressor who feels what is rightfully yours belongs to them. They devise every means to CONTROL and USE what rightfully belongs to the individual!

Always Choose the Right And Let The Consequences Follow.

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71 Comments on “Is Barbados a Free Nation?”

  1. Well Well & Consequences May 23, 2016 at 8:17 PM #

    People have to want to be free, they do not know that they do not know.

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  2. Fed Up Bajan May 23, 2016 at 9:16 PM #

    Debt is a capitalist entrapment used to enslave the poor

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  3. chad99999 May 23, 2016 at 9:40 PM #

    This post is mostly BS. Where to start. Capitalism is the only system that has lifted humans out of poverty? Total nonsense. The Russians became a great power because of very fast rates of economic growth achieved in the middle decades of the 20th century under two socialist dictators: Stalin and Kruschev. Since turning back to capitalism, their economy has contracted. Before Mao, China suffered from recurring famines.Once the Communist Party seized control, China began growing at double-digit rates and is on course to overtake the United States by 2020 to become the world’s largest economy, as a one-party state under the strict control of Communists.
    Meanwhile, capitalist Latin America, Africa and Indonesia have performed poorly. Mexico has a capitalist system older than the US, but poverty is widespread.
    A lesson for Barbados. Economic success can be achieved under a wide range of ideological circumstances. We do not need “transparency” or the absence of corruption in order to improve living standards. We need fewer of those constitutional lawyers, who talk and write a lot, using big words, but have no practical ideas for creating wealth.

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  4. de pedantic Dribbler May 23, 2016 at 10:55 PM #

    @Chad45, that was a sharp elbow. Bit I suspect that the constitutional lawyer to whom you refer can handle himself.

    Alas, you are being engagingly disingenuous as is your wont. The USSR and modern day Russia are somewhat different animals and this is a very different time re oil prices and world wide economic contractions but even with all that you are genuinely misleading to say “The Russians became a great power because of very fast rates of economic growth achieved in the middle decades of the 20th century under two socialist dictators: Stalin and Kruschev. Since turning back to capitalism, their economy has contracted. ”

    Balderdash (the decent way to say bovine doo-doo).

    Even an illiterate like me can go and fetch data to refute your pandering. So let’s get real.

    A look at Khrushchev era is the best comparison to now. Then he enjoyed GDP growth at an average 5,2% per annum. Since Putin took over in 2000 and pivoted to the market-based economy you seem to dismiss the avg GDP growth from 2000-2008 was over 6%.

    Since then it has tanked. Financial crisis and the low oil prices. Not to mention the sanctions levied by the west.

    I do COMPLETELY agree with you however that “Economic success can be achieved under a wide range of ideological circumstances”.

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  5. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 12:06 AM #

    For all those Commies, Closet Commies and Want to be Commies…

    Chad99999, For all those Commies, Closet Commies and Want-to-be Commies…

    “[Wealth] is made — before it can be looted or mooched — by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability”.

    Under the USSR 60%-90% of their Budget was spent on the military, which is why their people used to starve. Whereas in America it was 10% or less, so your idea of the USSR’s greatness was because of the projection of their Military Might and had nothing to do with their Domestic Budget. That is why America was able to push the USSR over the brink by causing them to commit more than they were able to sustain their Military Budget.

    In China under the Despot Moa, who murdered 70 Million Chinese and they did not get out of Poverty by following Communism. It was only after Mao when China started to implement some Free Market principles including the adoption of Hong Kong in trying to take their Model into Mainland China has China began to grow. Whenever they slow down with their Free Market reforms their growth becomes less.

    The Countries that perform poorly in Latin America are all Leftist Regimes and the leading one is Venezuela!

    Chad99999, you said “We do not need “transparency” or the absence of corruption in order to improve living standards”. WOW what a Reveal… A Communist, Marxist, Socialist Idealist through and through! You believe in Secret Combinations or Secret Societies whose aim is to Plunder for Gain and that is putting it mildly. You may be entitled to your opinion but you are not entitled to make up what you think are facts. Your intentions are to willfully misleading and misrepresent the Truth.

    “Those that do Not Know History are Dammed to Repeat it”!

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  6. Violet C Beckles May 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM #

    Taxes is Fraud VAT is a bigger Fraud,Paying land taxes is proof of slavery not proof of land or home ownership.

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  7. Bajanfuhlife May 24, 2016 at 4:39 AM #

    Well the truth is slowly coming out. The BLP had a branch meeting in St. John recently and guess who wants to be the BLP candidate up there : Fabian Jones a member of the NUPW executive that tried to shut down the country last year.
    When people said that the NUPW executive was bought and paid for by the “demon” to politically sabatoge the country and do her bidding, they were cussed and now look two members of that same NUPW executive running for BLP nominations while the so called president out there dress up in white marching with his political masters.
    The political whores at the NUPW are being exposed one by one.
    The NUPW executive is serving Mottley and themselves (new luxury cars ad all) while using the pretence of looking out for workers.

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  8. David May 24, 2016 at 4:57 AM #

    @Bajanfuhlife

    Who is the DLP serving then? Why do we have a governance crisis on our hands if the people are not able to rely on a prime minister keeping his promise after admitting he and his AG witnessed electoral irregularities? So yes, point fingers, it is what it is.

    Relieve us!

    St John residents cry out for water woes

    Added by Fernella Wedderburn on May 24, 2016.

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    Residents of St John say they have been crying out for help with “no relief,” and chief among the challenges is the current water crisis.

    “It is very frustrating,” Ronald Waithe a constituent, told a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) meeting last night at the Gill and Gollop Centre of the St John Parish Church.

    Frustrated St John resident Ronald Waithe.

    Frustrated St John resident Ronald Waithe.

    The constituency is one of the many battling with severe water shortages and consistent water outages that have been blamed on the drought.

    “It is not so much so that there is drought and that they [the Barbados Water Authority] are rationing water, it is how you are rationing water,” Waithe told the audience which included Opposition representives Cynthia Forde, Kerrie Symmonds, and Santia Bradshaw.

    Opposition representives, including (from left) Santia Bradshaw, Cynthia Forde, Kerrie Symmonds,  along with former St Michael South East representative DeLisle Bradshaw.

    Opposition representives, including (from left) Santia Bradshaw, Cynthia Forde, Kerrie Symmonds, along with former St Michael South East representative DeLisle Bradshaw.

    “Pray tell me why there are certain individuals that their pipes don’t go off at all and mine goes off three and four times a day?” he asked, suggesting the matter was political.

    “The water that we are getting is between midnight and four o’clock in the morning . . . You know how many times I get catch with soap on my body? That is because there is no set pattern, and that is the biggest problem we have and there are many,” Waithe contended.

    The outspoken St John resident also charged that commercial banks were no longer “trusting cross cheques from the Government”, as he was now forced to wait a number of days to access monies from such transactions.

    BLP hopeful Fabian “Dandelion” Jones said that he had also encountered similar difficulties, explaining that it was one the reasons he was seeking the nod to represent the people

    of St John.

    A resident of Messiah Street, St John, Jones described the water woes facing the parish as simply intolerable.

    “St John has no voice, there is no representation and that is a huge problem right now . . . in St John,” Jones said.

    One of his rivals, Dr George Brathwaite, charged: “The problem in St John is not necessarily water alone, it is not necessarily roads alone, it is not necessarily street lighting or by itself the high unemployment among our youth, we have a problem of non representation.”

    fernellawedderburn@barbadostoday.bb.

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  9. Vincent Haynes May 24, 2016 at 6:08 AM #

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  10. David May 24, 2016 at 6:19 AM #

    Governance in crisis!

    Stephanie wrote: "Good morning #realdreamchasers! I hope that everyone is in the best of health and spirits. Grab your tea, coffee or juice because today’s newscap is a long read. B.U.T NOT BACKING DOWN – The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is digging in for a lengthy battle over its demand for a 23 per cent pay increase, with the union insisting today it would not back down.Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said on Friday the union’s demand would cost the country $150 million, a figure he warned the country could not afford. The minister also sent out a grave warning that Government would likely be forced to take uncomfortable steps that would hurt public workers.However, NUPW President Akanni McDowall said yesterday afternoon the union was sticking to its guns because its request was justified.He said the figures were not plucked from the sky, but had come from “the best team possible” of economists.“When I hear people say the figures are not possible I don’t know. We did this thing based on evidence and on as much facts as possible,” he said.The union president added that Government’s decision to return parliamentarians’ salaries to the pre-2014 levels, when Members of Parliament took a ten per cent cut as part of the administration’s austerity programme, had further fuelled the union’s decision to ask for such an increase. Asked to respond to claims by the private sector that the NUPW’s request was impractical and unaffordable at this time, McDowall simply said: “I don’t understand on what basis the private sector would have made the statement. McDowall explained that the union had followed the necessary protocol in seeking the increase and the matter had not yet reached the Ministry of Finance.“As far as I am concerned we are still in embryonic stages of negotiations, which means that we still have to look at having to deal with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Civil Service and then we follow the process straight through. I guess then we meet with the Minister of Finance later in the process,” McDowall added.The trade union boss said a letter had been sent to the ministry requesting a meeting “before the end of this week” but there was yet no response.McDowall maintained that if the meeting was not held, the NUPW would go back to its members to determine the next step. However, the retired leader cautioned that if Government were to give in to the NUPW’s demands it would “lick up the country”.He recalled going to the negotiation table when things were a lot better and witnessed the leader of Government team arguing for nearly two hours in favour of a half per cent increase, even though the union eventually received a little more.“But I just showing you [it depends on] who is putting Government’s case, how well they will perform. But you can’t start at 23 per cent in these times.”He also reiterated Sinckler’s warning that Government would have to impose further taxes to pay for the increase.According to the trade unionist, Government was also likely to retrench even more public servants.“Those who have been laid off already are enough as far as I am concerned,” he stressed. NO SJPP AUDIT IN 10 YEARS – THE SAMUEL JACKMAN PRESCOD POLYTECHNIC (SJPP) has received a sound whipping from the Auditor General. Leigh Trotman has described as “most unsatisfactory” the outstanding period over which the accounts at that educational institution in Wildey, St Michael, have remained unaudited.He also commented on the situation at the Rural Development Commission (RDC) and the Urban Development Commission (UDC), two agencies which work to improve the quality of life of people living in both rural and urban communities.“The financial statements of the Polytechnic have not been audited for over ten years. It is time for the board and the Ministry [of Education] to intervene and end this most unsatisfactory state of affairs,” the Auditor General said in his latest annual report. BRA WARNED – THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA) has a million-dollar problem with “bounced” cheques. According to the latest Auditor General’s Report, the amount involved at the end of the 2014-2015 financial year stood at $1.3 million.This was highlighted in the 2015 Auditor General’s Report which has also queried the efforts made to recover the outstanding amounts.Auditor General Leigh Trotman disclosed that 297 cheques that were offered as payment to the BRA had been subsequently dishonoured by banks. “There was no evidence presented to the Barbados Audit Office to show that the authority made any effort to recover the outstanding amounts as required by the Financial Rules. This will result in the authority having difficulty in collecting the outstanding funds, since the longer amounts are outstanding, the more difficult it will be to recover them,” he added. MARA IS A FAILURE – The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) says it has closely scrutinized the performance of the Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson and has found her seriously wanting.Addressing a gathering of BLP supporters at the Gill and Gollop Centre last night, Opposition Members of Parliament Kerrie Symmonds and Santia Bradshaw charged that Thompson, who succeeded her husband David Thompson in the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) stronghold that was first represented in the House of Assembly by the country’s founding father Errol Walton Barrow, had failed to deliver the type of representation that the people were accustomed to. “So, let us not treat to her with kid gloves,” said Symmonds, who described the wife of the late Prime Minister as “the single biggest failure as a political representative and as a parliamentary representative that this country has seen”.He said while the people of St John may have voted in a sentimental way after Thompson’s death, “they have seen now for themselves that better should be given to them”.Meantime, the man who carried the BLP banner in St John in the last two elections last night has made clear his intention of doing so again.Despite failing to break the DLP’s hold on the constituency, Hudson Griffith believes he can rake in “2,000 votes” in the 2018 poll.And he has told his five challengers, namely Dr George Brathwaite, Dale Lashley, Charles Griffith, Fabian “Dandelion” Jones and Keith Rayside, “wunna ain’t getting this seat. CHEAPER FIX TO WHITE HILL – GIVEN THE NUMBER of residents located on the slipping slopes of White Hill, St Andrew, it may be cheaper to just fix the road. So said Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman, while speaking at a meeting of his Democratic Labour Party St Lucy branch in Pie Corner on Sunday evening.Kellman said his ministry was in the process of relocating another five residents from White Hill, adding that cases were being prioritised so those facing the greatest danger would be accommodated first.He explained that the work was being undertaken as resources were made available to the ministry, but acknowledged that some residents did not want to move. To move everyone, he added, would cost Government a substantial sum. OPERATORS RECEIVE CONCESSION – The operators of privately run public service vehicles (PSVs) have won one battle with the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW), but two key demands remain outstanding.Chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael said yesterday afternoon the PSV operators had one of their main grievances settled during a recent meeting with Minister of Transport Michael Lashley and ministry officials.The issue surrounded entry into the River Bus Terminal for vans entering The City via Crumpton Street.Raphael explained that prior to the agreement it had been illegal for the vehicles to turn right onto St Michael’s Row from Crumpton Street, then left onto the River Bus Terminal. However, the two sides were unable to resolve the dispute over the ban on vans leaving the Lower Green Bus Terminal travelling via Baxter’s Road and restrictions on boarding passengers on Tudor Street, Raphael said.He said the owners and operators had proposed a six-month trial period during which the vans would be allowed to travel along Baxter’s Road on their way out of the terminal and he was awaiting word from Lashley. Raphael said he believed the minister was open to the suggestion but all stakeholders, including the police, needed to be comfortable with the recommendation. The AOPT boss added that a proposal to allow passengers at the Tudor Street bus stop to board the PSVs has been put on hold. The owners and operators had argued it would mean greater earnings. Right now, the buses are only permitted to allow commuters to alight at that stop. RESIDENTS UPSET – RESIDENTS OF MASSIAH STREET in St John are openly upset over the decision by authorities to leave Harriette Codrington in the home where it has been alleged she was being abused by her caretaker. While chairman of the National Assistance Board, Senator Reverend David Durant, addressed the media on the issue at the residence of the 76-year-old woman, one long-time resident was openly upset by Durant’s remarks.“The old woman needs to be moved,” said the man, who did not identify himself. “This is just a one-off occasion because they know you was coming. Last time I see that woman was when the gas station was still open about ten years ago.”“The water and lights does get cut in there regular . . . . And if wunna coming, she would prepare accordingly. Her own family can’t even come there. Last time police and a doctor and a nurse come she wouldn’t let them in.” GAG ORDER – All parties connected to the case involving an auxiliary nurse and an elderly woman at a Christ Church nursing home that went viral on social media, have been banned from speaking to the media.This development came today when Arielle Odinga King, who is facing an assault charge arising out of the incident, went before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court.King, 37, who resides at Lynches Tenantry, St Philip, was allowed to continue on $3,000 bail. She will return to court on July 11.The accused first appeared in a Bridgetown court last Thursday but was not required to plead to the offence. She was granted similar bail and ordered to appear at the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court today.When King did so this morning, she pleaded not guilty to the April 28 offence of assaulting 84-year-old Jasmine Hall. Speaking to the court, which included two reporters, the magistrate noted that several matters relating to the case had been placed in the press and persons had given extensive interviews.Indicating that he deplored the wide publicity which the matter had been given considering that it was now sub judice, Birch then read from a Canadian document.Until the matter is concluded, there should be no further interviews, he stressed.The video of a woman hitting Hall in the head and kicking her went viral on social media a week ago. Hall was at the time sitting on the floor of the nursing home where she resided. King has since been fired.While being hit with a shoe and later a book, the old woman could be heard begging the person not to hit her.There was no objection to bail for King, who is not known to the court. She is being represented by attorney-at-law Kristen Turton. DRUG ACCUSED PLEADS GUILTY – LA-TOYA KENISHA SMART made her way across the courtyard of Central Police Station yesterday in the grip of a police officer and dragging a large bag of clothing and other possessions. The accused drug smuggler later appeared in the District “B” Magistrates’ Court where she pleaded guilty to four drug charges.Smart, 25, a Guyanese, admitted that she had cannabis, supplied it, trafficked in it and imported it.The customer service representative will spend the next 28 days behind bars at HMP Dodds before she is sentenced on June 20 by Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell. MAN JAILED FOR TEEN ASSAULT – Garcia Ian Wiltshire began a nine-month jail term today after he was sentenced by the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court for assaulting a teenaged girl.Wiltshire, of Browne’s Gap, Sargeants Village, Christ Church, pleaded guilty to the offence last month. He was remanded to HMP Dodds and reappeared today before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant. Sergeant Neville Reid told the court the 13-year-old complainant was at a hair salon in Sargeants Village when Wiltshire entered the salon, smelling of alcohol.He tried to speak to the complainant and another female friend, also a juvenile. He asked the teen for a kiss but she refused and pushed him away, later telling her mother what had transpired.They subsequently reported the matter to officers who were passing by in a police van.Despite his guilty plea, Wiltshire explained to the court last time that he did not “know anything about any kiss”. He said then that he had exchanged an embrace with the child after she and another friend said they wanted to be an attorney and a doctor, respectively.Wiltshire said he spent time encouraging them “to be number one” and to “be the best that they can be”. It was after that verbal exchange that he opened his arms, the girl walked into them and they hugged. WOMAN DIES WHILE HAVING LUNCH – MELISSA WENT entered Ruff “N” Tuff boutique yesterday afternoon to eat her lunch, just as she was accustomed. This time, however, it proved to be her last meal. The 34-year-old former babysitter, hairdresser and mother of five, collapsed and died just after 1 p.m. while having lunch with friends in the popular Roebuck Street, Bridgetown boutique, sending shoppers scampering and leaving employees in a state of shock.According to an eyewitness, Went, of Scarborough, Christ Church, and popularly known as “Dappa Katt”, took her last breath just as an ambulance arrived. The store’s owner quickly closed its doors to the public as news spread of the sudden death, with a large crowd gathered outside. MISSING WOMAN LEAVES SUICIDE NOTE – Family members of Nakira Goddard are frantically trying to locate the 25-year-old who left home in the wee hours of this morning, and are worried she could harm herself. Goddard, of No 18 Lower Crescent, Gall Hill, Christ Church left behind a note which left her family in despair. Yesterday morning her older sister Nia Goddard, 27, said they were petrified when they read the message her hearing impaired sister left on the dining table.“I am sorry, I am going to kill myself. No one knows where I went, only God knows. I love you. To all my brothers and sisters, I am sorry,” the elder sister quoted from the note as she struggled to hold back tears.A distraught Nia said her sibling had been withdrawn recently, showing signs that something was bothering her. “We would see her go in a corner and cry a lot and when we tried to ask her what’s wrong, she would just shutdown; she wouldn’t tell us anything. But she seemed fine all yesterday.“She went out around 7 p.m., came back around 11 o’clock and around 2 a.m. my brother went to the bathroom and found a suicide note on the kitchen table. I put on my jacket and went straight to the police station and filed a report,” she said.A tired looking Nia said she had not slept since she woke up to the disturbing news and that the family had tried everything possible to locate her younger sister. She said in addition to sending out a missing post, they had called Nakira’s cellular phone several times throughout the day, but got no answer. The phone stopped ringing this evening and was going straight to voicemail.“We contacted all of her friends, all of them saying they last heard from her around 11:30 last night. All of them keep saying that she was complaining about death threats but she wouldn’t say from who. Other than that we just know she was going through a divorce with her husband and it was stressful,” Goddard said.The former Irving Wilson student started a new job just last Friday, and had plans to go back to school.“Please come home,” Nia pleaded with her sister.“Whatever it is she don’t have to face it alone,” promised the sobbing sibling.Goddard said their mother, who does not live with them, was not coping well. Nakira is of dark complexion, slim and about 5’ 5” tall. She has dark brown eyes, a long face and a protruding forehead. Her torso is turned slightly to the right.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police emergency at 211, or the nearest police station. SEXIST CLAIMS AGAINST GAYLE AGAIN – West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has once again been accused of sexist behaviour. International reports are that during a recent interview with Times journalist Charlotte Edwardes, Gayle asked her a number of inappropriate questions. The powerful Jamaican left-hander is alleged to have asked Edwardes how many black men she had had and whether she had ever engaged in a threesome. He is also alleged to have suggestively told Edwardes that he had “the biggest bat in the world”. However, Gayle, who is to take up a lucrative contract with England county Somerset in the imminent NatWest T20 Blast, has not met with the indignation in England which he drew in Australia following an incident with a reporter there.Somerset has dismissed any suggestion that they will renege on their six-game deal with Gayle as a consequence of his comments. Among the most scathing critics of his actions was Rogers, who is also a team-mate of Gayle’s at Somerset. Rogers accused Gayle of setting a bad example for his younger team-mates, adding that his was a “pattern of behaviour … [that] you see over and over”.In response, however, Gayle insinuated that Rogers was a hypocrite, and had acted more like “Roger Rabbit”. “Chris Rogers, how can you claim that when it was you and me at the bar most nights?” Gayle wrote. “I’m not a snitch, but I’ve heard from your own mouth what you’ve done. Next time you want to open your mouth, maybe chew on a carrot instead.”Flintoff had said after the incident that Gayle made himself look a bit of a “chop”. But Gayle suggested that his criticisms were invalidated because of Flintoff’s admission, in an interview last year, that he had once been run out in a Test match after taking Viagra.“Freddie Flintstone, a young boy like you taking Viagra? Don’t lecture me,” wrote Gayle. “The only chop Freddie knows is when he used to bowl short to me and I would chop him past backward point for four.”Chappell, who had called for Gayle to face a world-wide ban following his comments, also came in for a rebuke.“Ian Chappell, calling for me to be banned worldwide. Ian Chappell, a man who was once convicted of unlawful assault in the West Indies for punching a cricket official. Ian Chappell, how can you ban the Universe Boss? You’d have to ban cricket itself,” Gayle wrote. Well that’s all for today folks. In all that you do give thanks. Be safe in your travels and have a productive day.🙂 Shalom❤ Steph."

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  11. Kiki May 24, 2016 at 9:07 AM #

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  12. Artax May 24, 2016 at 10:47 AM #

    @ Bajanfuhlfe

    Surely it seems you have CONVENIENTLY or PURPOSELY FORGOTTEN about “the political whores at the NUPW” who, a few years ago, were also “bought and paid for by the “demon,” David Thompson, to politically sabotage the country and do (his) bidding.

    I’m sure you remember MR. DEREK McD ALLEYNE, who JOINED the NUPW in 1999 as EDUCATION OFFICER and subsequently being promoted to the rank of Deputy General Secretary of that union.

    I know you are aware that Mr. Alleyne is a MEMBER of the Democratic Labour Party [DLP] and contested the 1994 and 1999 GENERAL ELECTIONS as the DLP CANDIDATE for St. Michael West Central. Then there is Ronald Jones who was a former president of the Barbados Union of Teachers [BUT].

    Therefore, he could have been SIMILARLY viewed, at that time, as a “NUPW EXECUTIVE running for (DLP) nominations.

    This is the same Derek Alleyne who was APPOINTED a DLP SENATOR in 2008 and SUBSEQUENTLY APPOINTED on August 1, 2009, as the INTERIM DIRECTOR of the Urban Development Commission [UDC] for an initial period of two years.

    Since you are obviously a DLP yard-fowl, I would not have to go “the extra mile” to remind you that Mr. Alleyne, while being an “EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEE” of the NUPW, was seen canvassing and talking shiite on DLP political platforms DURING the 2008 general election campaign.

    Also recall that, WHILE BEING a PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEE and DIRECTOR of UDC, Mr. Alleyne once again appeared on DLP platforms during the 2013 election campaign, cussing then Opposition Leader, Owen Arthur.

    Don’t take my word for it, visit “DLP Barbados TV” (not to be confused with CBC DLP TV) on the DLP’s web-site to view a 35:07 minute video (which was recorded on February 8, 2013) of Mr. Alleyne wearing a James Paul campaign “T” shirt and talking more shiite on a DLP campaign platform.

    However, since the above observations can be considered as recent developments, it would therefore not be necessary to remind you of trade unionists Frank Walcott, Leroy Trotman or Evelyn Greaves who, while being members of the BWU, aspired to be members of DLP cabinets.

    Then there is Ronald Jones who was a former president of the Barbados Union of Teachers [BUT] and is now the DLP’s Minister of Education.

    Bajan(get a)life, stop the yard-fowlism.

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  13. Bajanfuhlife May 24, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

    @BU
    David , you call it a governance crisis but David you will admit that having an opposition leader buying off union leaders to assist in her selfish political motives gives her no moral authority to march up and down this country talking about transparency and justice.
    Not with sworn affidavit from a fellow mp and party member saying that she stole party funds and tried to assist in defeating some in the BLP who she thought would oppose her, not after another affidavit has public officers accusing a high ranking police official of assisting this “demon” in tapping the phones of fellow Barbadians – maybe even you David.
    If governance in Barbados is to improve surely Mottley is a lessening of that standard and not part of the solution. It is what it is – being articulate does not mean being transparent.
    It is what it is – a megalomaniac on the loose.

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  14. Hants May 24, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    “THOSE INVOLVED in a case of elderly abuse now before the court have been ordered to stop talking to the press”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/81584/gag-assault#sthash.lhjjqOOb.dpuf

    How will these gag orders be enforced in this age of the WORLD WIDE WEB ? Also does the reference to “the press” in clude blogs in Canada and online newspapers in Brazil and Iceland?

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  15. Well Well & Consequences May 24, 2016 at 12:11 PM #

    Lol..

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  16. chad99999 May 24, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

    The knowledge gaps of some people posting to this site are appalling. I am exhausted correcting all the misinformation. The following statement from Truth Revealed is FALSE. Repeat FALSE.

    “It was only after Mao when China started to implement some Free Market principles including the adoption of Hong Kong in trying to take their Model into Mainland China has China began to grow.”

    Say it all together now: FALSE.

    Listed below are the annual GDP growth rates for China, adjusted for inflation (real GDP rates of increase). The Communists seized power in 1949. Mao died in 1976. This series starts in 1953. I have used an American data source to avoid being accused of fudging. For simplicity, using arithmetic instead of geometric means, the average annual real growth rate of the Chinese economy was 10.97% in the 1950s, 3.01 % in the 1960s, 7.44% in the 1970s, 9.76% in the 1980s, 10.00% in the 1990s, 10.29% in the 2000s, and 8.28% since 2010.

    Mao’s economic record is stellar, except for the years of the Great Leap Forward (1960-62) and the Cultural Revolution (1967-68) when he had to fight internal enemies (the “capitalist-roaders” or counter-revolutionaries) and there were severe but temporary decreases in production. As an example, in the 1960s, between the end of the Great Leap Forward and the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese economy, under Mao, grew at an average annual rate of just over 14%.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_GDP_of_China
    % Change in Real GDP
    1953 15.6%
    1954 4.2%
    1955 6.8%
    1956 15.0%
    1957 5.1%
    1958 21.3%
    1959 8.8%
    1960 -0.3%
    1961 -27.3%
    1962 – 5.6%
    1963 10.2%
    1964 18.3%
    1965 17.0%
    1966 10.7%
    1967 -5.7%
    1968 -4.1%
    1969 16.9%
    1970 19.4%
    1971 7.1%
    1972 3.8%
    1973 7.9%
    1974 2.3%
    1975 8.7%
    1976 -1.6%
    1977 7.6%
    1978 11.6%
    1979 7.6%
    1980 7.9%
    1981 5.1%
    1982 9.0%
    1983 10.8%
    1984 15.2%
    1985 13.5%
    1986 8.9%
    1987 11.7%
    1988 11.3%
    1989 4.2%
    1990 3.9%
    1991 9.3%
    1992 14.3%
    1993 13.9%
    1994 13.1%
    1995 11.0%
    1996 9.9%
    1997 9.2%
    1998 7.8%
    1999 7.6%
    2000 8.4%
    2001 8.3%
    2002 9.1%
    2003 10.0%
    2004 10.1%
    2005 11.3%
    2006 12.7%
    2007 14.2%
    2008 9.6%
    2009 9.2%
    2010 10.6%
    2011 9.5%
    2012 7.7%
    2013 7.7%
    2014 7.3%
    2015 6.9%

    Also, I am not a Commie or a closet Commie. I am a devout Roman Catholic and I work for a large North American company. But facts matter.

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  17. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 24, 2016 at 1:46 PM #

    Chad99999 I am about to add you to my list of cunts. You are starting to sound like one of those educated nitwits who think that an ounce of education means a pound of I always right. You talking a role of shite that you are tabling as facts. And even that is true your response to this article just shows that you are absolutely in the cunt category. Cum fuh ma..I waiting

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  18. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 1:57 PM #

    “Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created” — Ludwig von Mises.

    Matt Kibbe: Socialism Kills – YouTube
    ▶ 1:06

    Matt Kibbe explains that socialism may be the hot new thing for progressives … Socialism kills..

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  19. Artax May 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM #

    Bajangetuhlife, do you really think before writing and posting your yard-fowl contributions?

    I was very impressed with the DLP’s decision to dedicated three pages (46 to 48) of their 2008 election manifesto to articulate the definition of good governance, policies on transparency, and the party’s intention to implement ITAL immediately after being elected to office.

    I also remember hearing David Thompson speak on issues of corruption, as well as showing all and sundry a copy of the $75,000 CLICO cheque paid to the BLP that former PM Owen Arthur allegedly deposited on his account.

    Then I became disappointed when I read page 2 of the June 21, 2013 Deloitte Forensic Audit of CLICO report, to realized that Thompson was also involved in an unscrupulous act relative to a CLICO cheque as well.

    According to the report, on December 30, 2008, Thompson, through his law firm “Thompson and Associates,” invoiced CLICO for $3.333M as payment for a variety of services rendered. However, the forensic report went on to state that:

    “The Thompson & Associates invoice, purportedly for legal fees and retainers and used to make a payment by CIL was false. It was not an invoice issued by that law firm and was created solely to facilitate the payment and conceal its true nature, which was partial payment of a substantial gratuity to the benefit of Mr. Leroy Parris, the former Chairman of CIL and CHBL;”

    Here we had Thompson and the DLP, DURING the 2008 election campaign, APPOINTING THEMSELVES with the “moral authority to march up and down this country talking about transparency and justice.” Then the CLICO fiasco occurred.

    Freundel Stuart, being obviously aware that, through the CLICO fiasco, Leroy Parris was able to dupe thousands of policy holders and people who invested in the company’s annuities, had the audacity to say he trusts Parris.

    If governance in Barbados is to improve, surely (Thompson and Stuart) are a lessening of that standard and not part of the solution. It is what it is – (Stuart) being articulate does not mean being transparent.”

    Additionally, all that time Michael Carrington was canvassing and endorsing DLP candidates on issues of good governance, transparency and accountability, he was ENGAGING in the ACT of ILLEGALLY WITH-HOLDING a former client’s $250,000 and other property for a number of years.

    The client, through a “sworn affidavit” “saying that he (Carrington) withheld his (Griffiths’) funds,” was able to successfully sue the dishonest lawyer to recover his property.

    It is what it is – (DLP) megalomaniacs on the loose.

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  20. chad99999 May 24, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

    Stalin did not “murder” millions of people. His policies, which were designed to defeat Russian backwardness, led to coercion and death. He is held in high regard by many Russians today because he rescued their country from its primitive, dependent condition under the Czars. The people sacrificed under his rule were sacrificed to save their children and grandchildren from the domination of western Europeans. Good for him.

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  21. Jeff Cumberbatch May 24, 2016 at 6:14 PM #

    @DPD at 10:55 pm

    @Chad45, that was a sharp elbow. Bit I suspect that the constitutional lawyer to whom you refer can handle himself.

    That constitutional lawyer has neither the time nor inclination yo treat with Chad’s snidery.

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  22. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 6:50 PM #

    Chad99999 says he is not a Commie or a Closet Commie that he is a Devoted Roman Catholic. It is clear that Chad99999 does not know the difference between a Communist and a Socialist. His speech strongly supports both and that is understandable as the are all of the same roots .

    As for being a devout Catholic, if he would have read the Article posted, it quoted…”Socialism considers the individual person simply as an element, a molecule within the social organism, so that the good of the individual is completely subordinated to the functioning of the socioeconomic mechanism. Socialism likewise maintains that the good of the individual can be realized without reference to his free choice, to the unique and exclusive responsibility, which he exercises in the face of good or evil.

    Man is thus reduced to a series of social relationships, and the concept of the person as the autonomous subject of moral decision disappears, the very subject whose decisions build the social order. From this mistaken conception of the person there arise both a distortion of law, which defines the sphere of the exercise of freedom, and an opposition to private property. A person, who is deprived of something he can call “his own,” and of the possibility of earning a living through his own initiative, comes to depend on the social machine and on those who control it. This makes it much more difficult for him to recognize his dignity as a person, and hinders progress towards the building up of an authentic human community.

    In contrast, from the Christian vision of the human person there necessarily follows a correct picture of society. According to Rerum Novarum and the whole social doctrine of the Church, the social nature of man is not completely fulfilled in the State, but is realized in various intermediary groups, beginning with the family and including economic, social, political and cultural groups which stem from human nature itself and have their own autonomy, always with a view to the common good. This is what I have called the “subjectivity” of society which, together with the subjectivity of the individual, was cancelled out by “Real Socialism.”” — Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, 1991.

    Too bad that the Reigning Pope is a Socialist, through and through!

    Get my Drift? Chad99999 the reigning Pope is a Devout Socialist Supporter raised under the Mantel of Socialism!

    You are correct and only following in your leader’s footsteps. He is against Abortion and yet is for gun control…That is leftist Socialist Logic, ‘takeaway guns under the guise of protecting children, yet on the other hand Abortion has murdered 61 Million of the innocent since the 70’s’. So I can understand why you may be confused, all Lefties are!

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  23. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 7:37 PM #

    David Sir, what happened to the die-hard Leftist/Socialist contributors of BU? It seems that the Author of the post has taken their breath away, what happened; the cat got their tongues? Or are they hiding, hoping that this post will go unnoticed?

    I mean people like the following

    Hopi,
    Bernard Codrington,
    Pachamama,
    Hal Austin,
    Exclaimer,
    Pieceuhderockyeahright,
    de pedantic Dribbler,
    Bush Tea,
    Exclaimer,
    Hants, and least we forget, Ms. Donna, I wonder if she had to read the content of the post a few times before commenting?

    My opinion is that The Freedom Crier is only just getting started. So lick your wounds and brace yourself, I feel the constitutional lawyer has a lot more to Expose of the Canker that Leftism Exudes!

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  24. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 8:27 PM #

    @Freedom Crier “After the first time you sit the driver’s exam, why do we need to still pay for it each year?”
    Because some of us are idiots, really truly, and they have to pay policemen and women to try to prevent us from slaughtering each other on the roads.

    @Freedom Crier “if you do not pay that made up tax; that tax is used to sell what is yours to pay it.
    The tax is not “made-up”. It is quite legitimate. It is used to weed and repair the road in front of our houses, to pay people pick up our domestic garbage (and our litter from public spaces) Have you by any chance noticed how nasty some of us are?

    @Freedom Crier “We all have to pay NIS. You are paying for 50 years to get half of your weekly wage for 7 years? Does this seem right?”
    We are paying for pensions, yes, but we are also paying so that if YOU feel like buggering off for a week or two just after Kadooment Day you can still get “free money” with which to pay your rent.

    @Freedom Crier “We pay over 20% of our wages for all our working life, for 50 years”
    NOT TRUE. Unless we are very low paid NIS is not charged on all of our wages.

    @every tax imaginable in fostered on us”
    CORRECTION: Not fostered, but FOISTED. I am quite hesitant to take advice from someone who does not know the difference between fostered and foisted. The words have such different meanings, and I wonder what else this person does not know.

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  25. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 8:43 PM #

    @”My hope is to empower the individual because Collectivism is a system that values the group more than the individual.”

    Just in case you haven’t noticed all societies are collectives.

    People live in families, in villages, in towns, in cities, in metropolises.

    People need other people.

    While you were writing your essay someone else cooking your dinner, doing your laundry, teaching your children, changing the diaper of your elderly father, burying your mother.

    People live in collectives, because collectives work.

    Individualism my @ss.

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  26. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 8:44 PM #

    And shame on you for posting Harriet Tubman at the top of your screed.

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  27. Pieceuhderockyeahright May 24, 2016 at 8:52 PM #

    @ June Naime a.k.a Truth Revealed a.k.a Freedom Crier

    You are so predictable but soon the Blogmaster is going to tell you that to stick to one moniker lololol

    The reason that One knows that it is you is because you have listed every single dissenter in your other blog without exception AND of all the people your simple self listed is Donna.

    Now, for the seasoned visitor here, all people here know that Donna is one of the few real real Christians that comment here that speak from her heart and he practice to be true to the Lord.

    So insofar as you strike out at Donna you do three things.

    1.You show that you are vindictive and not one to entertain ANY DISSENT against the thoughts that we already told your were cut and paste
    2.Puerile – because you went back to that article and listed every single one of the dissenters as in a really anal retentive person and
    3.Well this says it all, for you migrated from your vomit there and have come here and repeated the same style of vomit.

    But I shall be your Hucklebberry once again BigMamma just for a few moments

    1.It is not every topic that one is going to comment on and this dribble again constitutes the same thing that you posted before

    2.Meter rather metre bespeaks your styling and delivery and again it is noted that the article is not an original but a repost

    3.Your emphasis on family and oppression is reminiscent of the Sand Nigger presentation in times afore

    But here is the thing though.

    What you are risking with this attempt to “engage” on this single track 8 mm cartridge now will make all persons who might have been prepared to engage with you less willing to do so because you just got one track to play AND, as a woman who does cook food with varying recipes, food that i am led to understand that is “diabetes inducing” (a comment that was assuredly mentioned by one of those people in your “Schindler’s list”), you must remember that cliche statement about “variety being the spice of life” and try some other spices OK?

    You never know you might like it (hopefully not enough to run away from home and have drones looking for you while you languish in sexual abandon)

    I await the usual resulting vitriolic diatribes

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  28. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 8:58 PM #

    @Artax May 24, 2016 at 10:47 AM Bajanfuhlfe. Surely it seems you have CONVENIENTLY or PURPOSELY FORGOTTEN about “the political whores at the NUPW” who, a few years ago, were also “bought and paid for by the “demon,” David Thompson, to politically sabotage the country and do (his) bidding.

    Dear Artax: ya right to drop some lashes in the deceitful cur’s tail.

    Lolll!!!

    Simple Simon
    Neither “B” nor “D”

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  29. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 9:02 PM #

    @Freedom Crier “NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEINTENTION—this economic ideology of a “fair share” of anther’s labor is the foundation for Fascism, Nazism, Socialism, and Communism”.

    And Capitilism

    Stupseee!!!!

    Don’t the banksters, those arch capitalists do the same damn thing? Greedy bastards.

    Right now in the Eastern Caribbean ain’t those curs busy pick pocketing $25 each month out of the bank accounts of poor grandparents, farmers etc.

    Looka, don’t get me started yuh.

    You tek we fuh a bunch of jackasses?

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  30. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 9:06 PM #

    @Well Well & Consequences May 23, 2016 at 8:17 PM “People have to want to be free.”

    Free to do what? Pull down our underwears and have the capitalists bull us without vaseline?

    Those same capitalists bastards who raped (literally and metaphorically) our foremothers and forefathers for hundreds of years.

    Don’t get me started.

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  31. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 9:12 PM #

    Dear Freedom Crier:

    Maybe capitalism has worked for you, but it has not worked for the majority of Bajans. During Barbados’ most “successful” capitalist period We worked better, and harder and longer, and more efficiently and at the end of our lives we had exactly NOTHING.

    You may be in love with capitalism.

    We are not.

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  32. Pieceuhderockyeahright May 24, 2016 at 9:17 PM #

    @ Simple Simon

    As one in the Medical Profession, given your remarks on this article, you are not so “simple” after all

    It was in fact the Harriet Tubman picture that made me aware that this was Ms. Naime.

    “Anomaly, the disconnect (lololol) just one heartbeat off.”

    She inserted the quotation out of rancour, a jab at the ingrunt niggers who did not bow down to her first worthy submission. (But i blame my buddy for that thought telling the wuman dat de article is “worthy of publication” and ting (lololol)

    She cannot see how offensive it is to use a black champion, she just wanted to make a point about the inability of Bajans to see what faces them, and while she could have used Benjamin Disraeli or someone else, it was important to focus on a black validator, to prove what she was say to us (non-sand) niggers and be damned with the consequences.

    Would that you or any of the rest of you uppity niggras, had agreed with her in the mono toned stupidity being presented there, and here, material devoid, rather “bereft of any originality” to plagiarize Wes Hall’s renown term.

    I must be kind, de Blogmaster hath told me to be kind.

    BigMama June, you are being taxed out of house and home, we get that, but the thing that we would really want you to come into the trenches and see is that we, the we that youa are asking if we have a job, barely have house and home.

    We are again asking you to meet us in the field half way, cause we know that you cant come into Marl Hole where I live cause you fraid uh de bad boys doing unspeakable unmentionables to you, but tell us what are your solutions.

    Looka, watch dis.

    Jeff (cumberbatch) cud go to the jokes corner and comment and peeple gine follow dat man dere to see whu mek he write a ting.

    I myself was did come here to see whu attract him here. (In fact I was did wondering why he ent gone bact to he article till i remember that somebody said that them gine kill he fuh being the embodiment of what Positive Change for Barbados could be like”

    Stop polemicizing and get nasty wid de natives, we know that you cant wuk up like de land ship girls but, of you do a little verbal rumble with us we will assuredly respond and not lik you up like all this hypafalluting dribble getting piss pun.

    Get Real June and stop pussyfooting around

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  33. Crusoe May 24, 2016 at 9:25 PM #

    The system has not failed. Mankind has failed.

    Corruption is the root cause of failure in every ‘system’, corruption by definition, corrupts the system.

    Blame the man, not the system.

    There is no system that has not failed. Capitalism has not worked. You call earth shattering healthcare costs, severe poverty in many and folks working two and three jobs to survive, as success?

    Or success for the top 2% of the society?

    Bah humbug.

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  34. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 9:31 PM #

    And capitalism ain’t working so well for Syria right now.

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  35. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 9:37 PM #

    @Freedom Crier “as was envisioned in the American Constitution, Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and the protection of Property!”

    And while the writers of the American Constitutiom were busy writing shite, they were holding other people (including children) in slavery, and stealing not a portion of their wages but ALL of their wages, for generations, and generations, and generations.

    Don’t come shoving the American Constitution in my face.

    i have no respect for that sh!tty piece of paper.

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  36. Donna May 24, 2016 at 9:58 PM #

    What matters more- apostrophes or decimal points? Hmmmm….

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  37. de pedantic Dribbler May 24, 2016 at 9:59 PM #

    SimpleSimon, you were wonderfully lauded by sage Pieces earlier and here now you go back to a level of simpletoness that awakens all the previous licks you received.

    Of course the US constitution was written by a bunch pf white men who sought to protect their supremacy and authority. But that ‘shitty piece of paper’ has been used with – and without ensuing amendments – by lots of non-white, non-male folks to get justice and have wrongs, righted.

    It is very much worth the effort to produce it.

    Don’t be simple. Cuss the men.

    But that shitty paper constitution of the US provides the validation for the millions of immigrants who call that place their home. Validation for lots of things.

    Get real.

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  38. Donna May 24, 2016 at 9:59 PM #

    Sorry, wrong article.

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  39. Pieceuhderockyeahright May 24, 2016 at 10:02 PM #

    My lady Ms. Simple Simon, Whuloss….

    Whu you like you tek something yuh….

    Looka mannnnn you dun know that June coming fuh you tonight self!!! You like you bettah call Bush Tea ans see if you cud hide out there for the storm that is coming yuh.

    Whuloss…give she a break doah…whuloss wunna gince kill she? (said by the very man who was pulling out the entrails of the beast while cheerfully intoning, sotto voce, “civilize the mind, but savage the body …)

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  40. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 10:04 PM #

    Is Capitalism Moral? – YouTube
    Video for Walter williams video on capitalism
    ▶ 5:23

    Sep 14, 2015 – Uploaded by PragerU
    Walter Williams, a renowned economist at George Mason University, … While I believe in the benefits of …

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  41. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 10:10 PM #

    Video: Thomas Sowell on Wealth, Poverty, and Politics | Capitalism …
    capitalismmagazine.com/2016/01/video-thomas-sowell-wealth-poverty-politics/
    Jan 14, 2016 – Thomas Sowell discusses poverty around the world and in the United States. Poverty in America, he says, compared to the rest of the world, …

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  42. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 10:11 PM #

    @Freedom Crier “as witnessed by what is ensuing in Venezuela under Full Blown Socialism! There are different Degrees of Socialism, but it is All Socialism with guaranteed results of failure.”

    So you don’t think that some of those Venezuelans have hidden their wealth (which they extracted from the poor) in banks in Miami, and New York, and London etc.

    You think that you can fool me that there was money.

    And now it gone.

    Just like that.

    Like a puff of smoke.

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  43. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 10:13 PM #

    Thomas Sowell discusses poverty around the world and in the United States. Poverty in America, he says, compared to the rest of the world, is not severe. Many poor people in poverty in the United States have one or two cars, central heating, and cell phones. The real problem for the poor is the destruction of the family, which Sowell argues dramatically increased once welfare policies were introduced in the 1960s.

    http://capitalismmagazine.com/2016/01/video-thomas-sowell-wealth-poverty-politics/

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  44. Donna May 24, 2016 at 10:18 PM #

    What Truth Revealed what?

    Short answer. Miss Donna does not comment on the same shiite twice. Read the first few lines. Did not bother with the rest.

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  45. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 10:19 PM #

    Dear Pedantic Dribbler:

    Is this or is this not a FACTUAL and TRUTHFUL statement?

    “While the writers of the American Constitution were busy writing shite, they were [like modern day ISIS holding and TERRORIZING and RAPING other people (including children, especially children) in slavery, and stealing not a portion of their wages but ALL of their wages, for generations, and generations, generations, and generations.

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  46. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 10:25 PM #

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  47. Truth Revealed May 24, 2016 at 10:30 PM #

    PragerU added a new video: Myths, Lies and Capitalism.

    -YouTube ▶ 4:29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_7Jv2oh9s4 Jan 19, 2015 – Uploaded by PragerU Does free enterprise hurt the poor? … In five minutes, Arthur Brooks answers these question…

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  48. de pedantic Dribbler May 24, 2016 at 10:38 PM #

    @Truth Revealed May 24, at 7:37 PM…what exactly is your point with all the noise here? To be debating with such passion whether capitalism or socialism/communism is better in 2016 is absurd in my view…particularly with rhetoric like “Do you pay a drivers license? After the first time you sit the driver’s exam, why do we need to still pay for it each year?”.

    To the author: I do not know Harriet Tubman as well as I should but based on what I know I believe she would be affronted to be misrepresented above as she was to validate this bogus argument.

    Ms. Tubman worked assiduously to undermine the very avaricious, self-serving capitalism of which you acclaim. As said above, that you would hijack such a wondrous outstanding symbol of human achievement in such a trite, ridiculously wrong way says everything about your motives and intent on this subject.

    Away with you. Come back when you can be honest and practical.

    Incidentally, you really don’t have to pay an annual license fee. Just drive the damn car. If anything untoward happens simply suffer the consequences. A good capitalist like you would have an attorney ready and would resolve the mater in court.

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  49. Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 10:45 PM #

    We do not agree with Thomas Sowell.

    Do you think that just because he is black that we would share his views?

    We do NOT share his views.

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  50. David May 25, 2016 at 6:13 AM #

    A big problem we have as human beings is honest ignorance.

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  51. Kiki May 25, 2016 at 8:17 AM #

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  52. Bush Tea May 25, 2016 at 8:42 AM #

    @ Donna May 24, 2016 at 10:18 PM #
    Bushie ditto.

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  53. Truth Revealed May 25, 2016 at 8:46 AM #

    Harriet Tubman was a Republican and Democrats are famous for rewriting history. Now they are molding their collectivist design on the money and they are using people like Harriet Tubman, whose famous quote was “I freed a thousand slaves”, however they would not quote the rest of her statement, “and I could have freed a thousand more only if they knew they were slaves”.

    It is very ironic that someone who fought against Slavery, an ideology which the Democrat party upheld, is now represented on the Currency that embodies Endless Dept to the Federal Reserve (a Private Bank) giving the Illusion by the ‘Name Federal Reserve’, that it is a Governmental Agency. This Bank came into being in 1913 by a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President in the dead of night by stealth. The Us debt under this present Democrat Administration of 19 trillion worth and rising by the second hence the statement by the Author, “Modern Day slaves are not in chains they are in debt”.

    It is written that “by their fruit we shall know them”… Know the tree by the fruit it bears…What are the fruit that we have witnessed of those with their vile and ill comments above … None of their intentions are honorable. Every kind of Corruption they would support by disfiguring the Truth. Leftist always do. Including ‘de pedantic Dribbler’ who says “Incidentally, you really don’t have to pay an annual license fee”. Just drive the damn car”. People like yourself do not support the Law and encourage others to break the law. And furthermore Ms. Tubman statement applies to those like yourself. Those in Bondage, Fueled by Envy, Hate and Racism!

    The Adversary was a liar from the beginning of time and Communist Socialism is a counterfeit ideology to the Ten Commandments. We live in a time when good will be deemed bad and bad deemed good especially exemplified by the Characters above who uphold such!

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  54. Truth Revealed May 25, 2016 at 9:06 AM #

    Poor Simple Simon, he really needs some help. He is so Far Left, he can no longer see what is Right.

    Simple Simon May 24, 2016 at 8:43 PM #

    @”My hope is to empower the individual because Collectivism is a system that values the group more than the individual.”

    Just in case you haven’t noticed all societies are collectives.

    People live in families, in villages, in towns, in cities, in metropolises.

    People need other people.

    While you were writing your essay someone else cooking your dinner, doing your laundry, teaching your children, changing the diaper of your elderly father, burying your mother.

    People live in collectives, because collectives work.

    Individualism my @ss.

    This one is For you and the others who uphold your my Dear Simpleton…

    Classical Liberalism (Individualism) SEPARATES government power from individual property, individual business, individual conscience, individual needs, individual labor, individual choices, individual responsibilities, and individual consequences which neither harm or obstruct another…Collectivism MERGES society with government…. Collectivism represents the public ownership of human beings–the public ownership of health, actions, needs, pursuits, and responsibilities…”

    Simple Simon, Myopic (Narrow-minded, Bigoted, Prejudiced, Biased) people like you whose understanding is a “Dwarft want- to be Collectivist”, with not a thread of Individualism left in your being. You have Sold your Birthright for a Mess of Pottage.

    If the hat fits you Illusionist above, wear it! And further more you cannot dare to Step in ‘Thomas Sorrels’ shoes because of your Plantation Collectivist Mentalities!!

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  55. Simple Simon May 25, 2016 at 9:35 AM #

    Dear truth Revealed/Freedom Crier/:

    Is this or is this not a TRUTHFUL and FACTUAL statement:

    “Just in case you haven’t noticed all societies are collectives. People live in families, in villages, in towns, in cities, in metropolises. People need other people.”

    It seems as though you want our sons and daughters to watch over you while you sleep, to teach your children, to clean your streets, to heal you and yours while you are sick, and then you want to come here and spout American style Freedmen nonsense, undiluted bull sh!t.

    Well it don’t work so.

    if you owe the Barbados Revenue Authority.

    Pay up and shut up.

    You have enjoyed the benefits of living in a clean (relatively) peaceful, well functioning (for the most part) society, and now you want to tear the guts out of this country by withholding well it don’t work so.

    And if you don’t like it here you can go the hell back to Syria and see how you like it there.

    Idiot.

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  56. Simple Simon May 25, 2016 at 9:37 AM #

    Or move to the U.S…and if you think that the Barbados Revenue Authority is tough…well welcome to the Internal Revenue Service.

    Those guys don’t play.

    RIGHTLY so.

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  57. Simple Simon May 25, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

    Dear Truth Revealed/Freedom Crier:

    Be grateful that we let you live here.

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  58. David May 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

    Why must the discussion among supposedly intelligent people have to go Lowe.

    #disappointed

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  59. Well Well & Consequences May 25, 2016 at 11:02 AM #

    Simple…ya forgetting the part where people only do to you what you allow them and for as long as you allow them to do it.

    . So if you are going to let someone “pull down your drawers………..” hypothetically or not….in 2016, you freaking deserve it…lol

    And that goes for all the black, white and in between people who allow it to happen to them decade after decade and century after century and do not revolt, rebel and stick it to the leaders where it will hurt them the most.

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  60. Well Well & Consequences May 25, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    So if you know leaders are going to pull down those drawers and dont use vaseline….just continue to let them carry on smartly, have yall learned nothing from the experiences of your forefathers…do you still not know that you do not know….with all the information available on the internet and with everyone ALWAYS online with most people typing crap.

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  61. Well Well & Consequences May 25, 2016 at 11:25 AM #

    “Thomas Sowell discusses poverty around the world and in the United States. Poverty in America, he says, compared to the rest of the world, is not severe. Many poor people in poverty in the United States have one or two cars, central heating, and cell phones. The real problem for the poor is the destruction of the family, which Sowell argues dramatically increased once welfare policies were introduced in the 1960s.”

    That is an out and out lie and it’s the system and how it was engineered breaks up families in the US….let me be clear, wilfully and maliciously destroys families in the US.

    I have seen people in poverty in the US on the same scale of some of the worse countries, on scale with Haiti. was it not for the welfare system, soup kitchens, section 8…etc, it would be worse than Africa. I have not seen the level of poverty in the US in the Caribbean.

    They just found a whole jewish community on welfare in Brooklyn, more whites on welfare and on food stamps than blacks, obviously, they are the majority, more homeless people than in the Caribbean…..that crap from Sowell is misinformation. ..outright lies.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/23-sexual-abuse-hasidic-housing-hillary-clinton-article-1.2644432

    If ya want something intelligent to write, write about the corruption between the minority whites, indians, syrians and politicians on the island that’s destroying the country.

    Write about the huge cocaine, marijuana and gun importations for decades by the same minority community, write an article that will prompt the DPP to do something to secure the island and lock up the culprits, the black males being locked up are just fronts and fall guys for the minority drug importers…the dudes and gals who should really be in prison.

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  62. chad99999 May 25, 2016 at 6:47 PM #

    Notice that while Barbadians are engaged in various forms of intellectual masturbation, the region is in flux. Those dreadful Jamaicans, who kill over a thousand of their own people each and every year, and who caused the break-up of the Federation of the West Indies over 50 years ago, are up to their old mischief-making habits:

    FROM THE JAMAICA GLEANER:

    “A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission to be led by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been assigned to assess the value of CARICOM to Jamaica.

    Asserting that Jamaica’s foreign policy must support its economic and development policy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the House of Representatives yesterday that Golding’s team would fully evaluate the benefits, opportunities and challenges of CARICOM. Holness said that while the decision to examine CARICOM’s value was influenced by uneasy exchanges with Trinidad and Tobago, it had become necessary to examine the full effects of the country’s contribution to the region vis-‡-vis what it has achieved.

    “We must assert ourselves in such a way that Jamaica gets the full benefits that membership in CARICOM promises,” said Holness during his contribution to the 2016-2017 Budget Debate.

    To this extent, Holness said that the Government is to appoint a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission, aimed at positioning the country to take full advantage of benefits under the organisation. Holness said that the review body will evaluate the effects that Jamaica’s participation in CARICOM has had on the country’s economic growth and development, with particular reference to trade, investment, international competitiveness and employment creation. He said, as well, that the body will analyse CARICOM’s performance against the goals and objectives enunciated in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and identify the causes of any shortcomings.

    Other objectives include:
    – Reviewing the CARICOM arrangement in light of the wider Caribbean, inclusive of the Dominican Republic and Cuba, as well as the impact of globalisation;
    – Assessing the value of Jamaica’s membership in CARICOM and its influence in critical international fora;
    – Assessing the benefits that Jamaica has derived through functional cooperation within the CARICOM framework;
    – Making recommendations for Jamaica’s regional alignments with regard to, but not limited to, CARICOM.

    Holness told Parliament that given the changes in regional dynamics, Jamaica’s focus should not be confined to the 15-member CARICOM. He said that attention must be given to Cuba, Haiti and the Dominica Republic, which are experiencing significant economic growth.

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  63. David May 25, 2016 at 6:53 PM #

    Appears Holness has been reading some Bush Tea.

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  64. Hants May 25, 2016 at 7:12 PM #

    “. He said that attention must be given to Cuba, Haiti and the Dominica Republic, which are experiencing significant economic growth.”

    That says it all. Follow the money.

    Caribbean unity ?

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  65. Bush Tea May 25, 2016 at 10:16 PM #

    @ David
    If Holness had been reading Bush tea then he would have seen no need for any ‘Review Commission’ … he would just bury the shiite and let us all get on with the serious business of meeting the challenges of 21st century life.
    ‘CARICOM’ has been nothing but an excuse used by Caribbean politicians for doing nothing, while wasting valuable resources and time.

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  66. millertheanunnaki May 25, 2016 at 11:50 PM #

    @ chad99999 May 25, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Chad 9×5, Jamaica will be doing no more than what the British are contemplating with regard to their membership in the EU. Come June 27th you will know how the ‘average’ Brit feels about their country’s membership in that Super or Uber State.

    Since you are so jingoistic and at the same time extremely xenophobic in your anti-Jamaican rants why not prove how smart you (like the typical boastful Bajan) are and outfox them this time around?
    Why not withdraw immediately from Caricom including the CCJ? After all, Barbados prides itself as a ‘singular’ island which was never in need of grant-in-aid.

    As a result you can always ban those pesky ‘igrunt’ Jamaicies who want to spoil the innocent youths of Christian Barbados with their loud lewd music, gun violence and the peddling of marijuana and prostitution.

    Pity you are not married to one of the Jamaican women folk like many of those ‘over-educated’ Bajan men. You might just see things in a different light, right bigoted Chad 5 of 9?

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  67. Exclaimer May 26, 2016 at 1:13 AM #

    Guyana

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35929577

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  68. Vincent Haynes May 30, 2016 at 5:31 AM #

    So much for resilience……94 year Leotta Burnett has given in……

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/81674/gran

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  69. Alvin Cummins May 30, 2016 at 7:12 AM #

    @David,
    American Constitution; Check Manifest Destiny.

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