Caswell Franklyn, Unity Workers Union

The Caswell Franklyn Column – Corruption is the Barbadian Way

corruptionAustria’s highest court annulled their recent presidential election. In delivering the decision the head of the court said:

“The decision I am announcing today has no winner and no loser, it has only one aim: to strengthen trust in the rule of law and democracy”.

That quotation set me thinking about this country’s elections that are constitutionally due in less than two years.

Over time there have been many calls by well-intentioned persons to change the electoral laws to ensure that elections are free and fair. My view is that their focus is too narrow. There are more than adequate laws to ensure that the system of electing the government is fair and transparent.

The obstacle to achieving fairness and transparency, in this regard, lies in what I describe as a system that is designed to be corrupt. The fact that no one has been prosecuted for corruption so far is testimony to the ingrained honesty of Barbadians or that the system has worked well to cover corruption.

It might have been unintentional, but the first steps in the process to where we find ourselves came with the passage of the 1974 constitutional amendments. Those amendments gave the Prime Minister the right to recommend the appointment of judges, after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition; and the right to be consulted on the appointments of permanent secretaries and their deputies, and heads of department and their deputies. But, from inception, the right to be consulted has been misinterpreted to mean that the Prime Minister recommends the appointments. In essence, the Public Service Commission has abdicated its role. Persons who have experienced the Public Service prior to 1974 lament the dramatic decline in today’s standards and output and trace the genesis to those amendments.

It is now widely accepted in the Public Service that an officer does not reach those grades unless he/she has some connection to the party in power or some other relationship to a political operative. A person who obtained an appointment this manner might find his/her impartiality compromised, and be less inclined to be apolitical as the Public Service Act requires.

While in power both political parties have complained that persons who were appointed by the “other side” have given less than their best when called upon to do so. This might be the reason why persons who were acting in senior posts, when the government changed in 2008, continue to act to this day.

To my mind, the Government might be using acting appointments to ensure the loyalty and compliance of those officers. A situation like this would lead to an officer giving his Minister the advice he wants rather than the best possible advice. Failing to give the Minister the advice he requires would result in the acting officer being reverted and replaced with someone more amenable to the Minister’s will.

The corruption in the system ensures that the politician always gets his way on important matters, whether awarding contracts or the appointing staff.

The political contamination in the electoral system is as bad or worse than the infelicities in the general Public Service. Under our laws, a politician can imprisoned, lose his seat, or disqualified from seeking future political office, if he/she is found to have overspent, bought vote, or filed a false return. The problem with the system is not that there is an absence of laws to regulate the process: it is that there is little or no enforcement.

Again, this lack of enforcement comes from the fact that politicians are required to select the persons who are required to regulate the same politicians who selected them in the first place. If that is not a recipe for corruption nothing is.

To strengthen trust in the rule of law and democracy, those well-intentioned persons would be better employed, campaigning against the entrenched corruption that is the Barbadian way.

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119 Comments on “The Caswell Franklyn Column – Corruption is the Barbadian Way”

  1. Pachamama July 11, 2016 at 1:48 PM #

    @ David

    It is toooooooooooooooo late for a few good people, by themselves, to do much good.

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  2. David July 11, 2016 at 2:48 PM #

    @Pacha

    It is never too late if we are to believe hope springs eternal. Then what is the purpose of living?

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  3. pieceuhderockyeahright July 11, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    @ Brother Bush Tea

    I wanted you to read this

    “The latest thing Donald Trump is talking about not talking about is the 1993 death of White House attorney Vince Foster, which was ruled a suicide by multiple investigations but which “people” — according to Trump — believe was a murder orchestrated by the Clintons.”

    I lifted it from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/24/yes-there-actually-are-people-who-believe-the-clintons-killed-vince-foster/

    That article about that sensational? item for Hilary bashers highlights what small, seemingly ineffectual newspapers/websites, like the Enquirer and other newspapers, can do.

    And Transparency International?

    While we in Barbados may not tend to think too much of the nature and power of an agency like Transparency International, such entities, in the real world, armed with the right ammunition, wield significant influence.

    There is a research paper called “INFLUENCE OF INTEREST GROUPS ON POLICY-MAKING” which sheds light on the impact that a TI manned by the right people, might have on the perception of the practice of good governance in Barbados.

    It certainly is not a BUP but in the absence of people coming to the fore and saying I’ll be your man/woman, where do we go?

    Posters, animations, cartoons, blogs, have a finite life and or impact quotient.

    After a while you hear the stalwarts saying, “We were saying that 10 years ago, we were saying that 15 years ago…” and pretty soon you get tired writing and saying the same things over and over again.

    I do not see TI as the end game but it carries “us” out of the “twilight zone” of this cyberspace warrior cadre into the real world, like the gestation of an embryo, into the light.

    If you look at the link Old Baje sent it shows you the cycle of enlistment.

    It is not automatic, you have to serve for two years, honourably, and then you get the entitlement.

    I like that.

    How big your balls are for two years, are you committed to this? and then you go to the next step, or not? You have to show that you are for real.

    Like how we tested the 21 year old Walther PPK and …..

    Speaking of Walther PPK

    @ Walther

    Thou hath besmirched my character with these “Lothario insinuations” to all these intellectually endowed ladies.

    Me noteth that thou didst, fortunately, NOT INCLUDE AC, whom i am reliably made to understand features a ***.

    For your kind gesture I am grateful though it has brought to mind an assertion made by said AC that she was once courted by “someone who shall remain nameless here” for various reasons.

    I hope that thou are not stalking me here in these cyber-walls, the next thing I know that you will be cyber-challenging me to “Grand Theft Auto” and proceed to run me down with one of the stolen cars.

    So long as you do not challenge me to the new game on the market “Grand Theft Bim” which i have been told is not a violent as it is about theft and corruption and big bribery

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  4. Artax July 11, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    Donna July 11, 2016 at 10:48 AM #

    “The problem probably is that Caswell knows that Bajans are cowards so he will stand alone (almost) or that he knows that most Bajans only see corruption as wrong when they are not the beneficiaries.”

    @ Donna

    Yes, Barbadians are cowards and would have great difficulty discussing the fact that there are corrupt Police, Immigration and Customs Officers.

    And I hope you NOTICED that, with the EXCEPTION of you and Dribbler, no OTHER CONTRIBUTOR dared to comment on the issue.

    Some policemen believe they can walk into any business establishment, whether it is a restaurant, village shop or clothing store, and expect to be given food, goods, services, etc., FREE of charge.

    Also, recall in May 2013, an Immigration Officer was charged with misconduct in public office, as it relates to case of human trafficking of five Guyanese women in April 2013.

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  5. Bush Tea July 11, 2016 at 4:41 PM #

    @ David and Piece
    Gentlemen, we will never agree …unless we can establish some common ground rules from which to commence the discussions.
    Clearly you two are operating under the (mistaken) impression that ‘life’ is an exercise in pursuing peace and happiness and hence that ‘success’ is about enjoying peace, prosperity and hopefully ..some good sex ..”happily ever after”.
    Perhaps, for most of us, that is EXACTLY the case.

    This is just like some notable West Indies (whatever the hell THAT is) cricketers for whom cricket was all about making some big money, getting some girls …and free travel.
    Meanwhile, for the ICC, WICB and cricket purists like GP, it was a game of ‘glorious uncertainties’ which represents the complexities of life and presents opportunities to build national pride, international respect and to inspire youth.

    No wonder people like Lara and Richardson flattered… only to deceive. No wonder our cricket is in disarray.

    What if life is actually PURELY about the development and refinement of individual CHARACTER? What if all that REALLY MATTERS is the kind of person that you are…. and not a shiite to do with what THINGS you have…?

    YOU!!!

    Perhaps THEN it may indeed be a blessing to be ‘poor’ …and to not be distracted with the usual albino-centric tendencies…
    Perhaps it MAY INDEED be more difficult for a rich man to enter God’s kingdom.. than it is for a camel to get through the ‘eye-of-a-needle’ (gate)..
    PERHAPS it is neither here nor there whether we all drive BMWs and eat imported stale meat…
    ….or even if Froon NEVER wakes up…..
    ….or Stinkliar EVER speaks the truth …and keeps his word.

    So then gentlemen, … the problem is that we are speaking different languages. In Bushie’s world, one SEEKS FIRST the kingdom of heaven …and BMW’s etc will be added to the mix…. LOL
    Wunna want to frig way the REAL BONE… and chase Money B’s shadow…..

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  6. Caswell Franklyn July 11, 2016 at 5:06 PM #

    As a rule, I don’t normally respond to anything “ac” writes, but I must point out that it is an absolute liar. I recall saying that the rules require the issuing officer to satisfy himself of the identity of the applicant before he issues a passport. My concern was that I went to apply for a passport and the issuing officer asked me for identification when he should have been satisfied that I am Caswell Franklyn since he was my shift supervisor when I was an immigration officer.

    That call had nothing to do with preferential treatment, I was merely commenting on a situation where people adopt procedures and elevate them into rules of law when no such law exists.

    Sent from my iPad

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  7. Colonel Buggy July 11, 2016 at 6:05 PM #

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  8. ac July 11, 2016 at 6:12 PM #

    suffiice to say that you Caswell was not happy with the issuing officers request for more verification as to whether you were related to the sibling living overseas and you made
    it clear to the listening audience that the rules were dumb
    i also gather from your response that as long as the officer knew you it should have been enough to satisfy the rules whereas you were not at all concerned about the livelihood of the officer and if by giving preferential treatment or favoritism he could have lost his job
    Never once did such a concern cross your mind for if it did you would not have got on brasstacks and issued a complaint against the officer
    Now calling me a liar when you have not denied the story and furthermore by your response has all but verified what i said is true
    everybody by now knows you are a trouble shooter and the Officer was smart enough not to take any chances of favoritism or preferential treatment with you especially knowing that your mouth rans like a sift and sooner or later when this guy comes up for promotion you would have held the action of preferential treatment towards you against him,by repeating the story just like you were quick to tell the story about the owner on 20th street who you now is calling corrupt because he wanted to do u favour as he has done for other barbadians
    Yet you got the raw nerve to call me a liar Truth be told you are just as corrupt as those who you now criticized by any actions when you try to establish your rules when they are set rules in place which all must follow
    So next time before you go on brasstacks to air other peoples laundry make sure you wash yours squeaky clean before hanging them out to dry

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  9. Walter Blackman July 11, 2016 at 6:52 PM #

    pieceuhderockyeahright July 11, 2016 at 3:06 PM #
    “Speaking of Walther PPK
    @ Walther
    Me noteth that thou didst, fortunately, NOT INCLUDE AC, whom i am reliably made to understand……..”
    …For your kind gesture I am grateful………. ”

    pieceuhdecockyeahright,
    I have observed that, by virtue of the many attempts made to unmask AC, AC has been referred to as “he”, “she”, “it”, and “they”. I don’t know who or what to believe.

    No one has been able to “pin down” AC. So, as far as I am concerned, AC’s ability to reach a high level of fecundity, if any at all, remains unknown and undetermined at this point.

    Thus, it would have been a contradiction, on my part, to add her to your list of pursuits.

    I am not that unkind to lay more burdens on your doorstep than you deserve to bear.
    LOL

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  10. pieceuhderockyeahright July 11, 2016 at 7:49 PM #

    @ Walter

    Thou duelleth well…more’s the pity that you duel on the losing side lololol, fight the darkside PPK, fight the darkside

    @ Bush Tea

    If I had been a military man I might be inclined to argue this using sedentary tactics of an occupying army rather that the constant motion of an attacking expeditionary force.

    But one cannot rely on such reasoning or inaction.

    I often slice the first part of this Biblical verse and concatenate with the last part to use in these circumstances.

    “Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.”

    I live in the expectation of a Risen Triumphant Christ who Will Return but, while that WILL BE, I TRY TO DEAL WITH THE NOW.

    I believe that in this admonishment from the Christ He also gave a clear confirmation that, while BBE is imminent, that we continue to “tarry” not as a sedentary army, but as a doing verb.

    HIS “FOLLOW ME” COULD NOT BE to promote a state of stasis but demands a constant unwavering action ergo the TI AND THE BUP.

    I can cycle and chew chewing gum at the same time.

    By the way, this is the 3rd time we differed in our outlook and, as usual, Donna, our sister in the Lord, to whom that dastardly one, one PPK hath ascribed things of a “gamete nature”, she is not here to witness this divergence of opinion.

    So once again, a star novaed and she did not witness it. Another momentous moment lost to eternity and she who believes that i was a boot licker of yours, missed it.

    @ Artaxerxes, Holder of the Archive Keys to all them newspaper places,

    given that you said that none other spoke against the corruption and the bribery at the Immigration Department (Humpty Dumpty) or the RBPF (former WireTapper), I GIVE YOU THIS POSTER for your viewing pleasure

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  11. pieceuhderockyeahright July 11, 2016 at 7:51 PM #

    @ Artaxerxes.

    Ooops you dun know that the young people who pun heah ent know what those reet to reel are….de grandson was telling me that I should have put in an Ipod

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  12. Watchman July 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM #

    I purchase two of the same items, but knowing how corrupt and Covetous the Customs Officers can be/are, when seeing 2 of the same items in a package, I ask my supplier to split and send shipment 2 week apart, the first package came and on C. Invoice I paid BD$168.10, when the second arrived on June 14, 2016 with C.invoice same total as the first I was told that Customs officer need to see a copy of Bank or Western Union receipt, I took the receipt and explain, this total is what I paid for two, but Customs officer discard the C. invoice and charge me on the face value of Western Union receipt, (for the two items) this time BD$276.02.The strange thing is, this package paid for and collected on June 14 , 2016,The Courier Result Summary of the Way bill #…. On the tracking site Is showing on the 28 June 2016, that the package is at Cincinnati Hub USA and also at Hong Kong, Destination Barbados,the many time I collected, the Result Summary always ended with collected by Tom dick, that Customs Officer was determining to make me pay by losing an item or cash

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  13. Artax July 11, 2016 at 8:02 PM #

    @ Caswell

    I’m sorry to “go off topic,” but the following matter has bothered me immensely.

    A friend of mine was forced to retire from work medically unfit after being employed 40 years as a maid. Her former employer told her that she (employer) does not have to pay severance payment and referred her to the NIS Department.

    The NIS told her that she is not entitled to severance, but a DISABILITY BENEFIT until she reaches retirement age.

    The sad thing about this situation is that after being home since June 2015, she has only received 2 sickness benefit cheques, the last one during the first week in February 2016. She has bills to pay and maintain herself.
    Additionally, it seems as though she has wasted 40 years of her life.

    Calling the NI Department to query payments is often futile exercise because, more often than not, you have to listen to “caller directions” from a recording and when you get the rare opportunity to talk to a human being, he/she either tells you the claim is being processed or transfers your call to a phone that no one seems to ever WANT to ANSWER.

    Caswell, as a trade unionist and a man versed in labour law and employee rights, do you think it is fair for someone to slave for 40 years, only to find out they have to forfeit 40 years of severance payment, as a result of sickness, which is no fault of their own?

    IT SEEMS AS THOUGH SHE HAS WASTED 40 YEARS OF HER LIFE.

    Should the government, through the NI Office and the Labour Department, investigate these matters in the hopes of drafting and enacting the necessary/appropriate laws to ensure these types of anomalies do not occur in the future?

    Do trade unions represent maids, gardeners, general workers, chauffeurs and nannies who work in the homes of rich people, only to be exploited/taken advantage of, because they may have only obtained a certain level of education?

    I eagerly await your response to or advice on this issue.

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  14. Artax July 11, 2016 at 8:09 PM #

    @ PUDRYR

    You want me to record shady transactions of our law enforcement officers and subject me to police brutality; my passport application filed in “file 13,” and having to pay excess duties on items I bring from “over in away?”

    Piece, I thought you did my friend, yuh.

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  15. pieceuhderockyeahright July 11, 2016 at 8:55 PM #

    @ Artaxerxes

    I taut you was my friend too till i realise dat you hoarding all de records to youself and ting

    [[Looka….

    Before I give you dis piece of advice I got some questions tuh axe you Artaxerxes.

    Is you a married man?
    Does you have any outside wumens?
    Does you talk idle talk with wumen dat you is eyeing?
    Do you cus minister WeJonesing in the privacy of your home?
    Do you have big up ministers coming to you house and cussing Fumbles?

    If any of these things apply to you den I strongly suggest that you read the rest of this post

    You needs to go to https://www.amazon.com/EyeSpySupply-Activated-Covert-Digital-Recorder/dp/B00CEKW8WM

    Causing what you need is a voice activated 12 hour pen recorder!!

    Remember dat if any of de above tings apply to you you has to be very careful when you is talking to people.

    You cant give nobody girlfriend a ride in you car and say nuffin no mo’

    Dis device is going to be a cultural change for Malicious and officious bajans who always up in you grille axing you questions and ting.

    Cause no dat dey know dat you cud got a pen, dem is not going to say nuffin bout nobody. Tink bout it Artaxerxes.

    And to Watchman here is de ting bout dis financial opportunity.

    You ent got tuh declare nuffin!!!

    All you have to say is “Dem is Bic pens fuh you daughter fuh Lawrence T Gay school!!”

    All you gots to do in bring in about 1000 uh dem, stick about your person, heheheheheheheh and you is a rich feller.

    Remember as in the famous words of Downlowe “where is my cut?” Dis is me idea and I expects 15% or $5 million which you can pay to me mudda account.

    I dun get mines and using um regular so, even doah you stingy wid you records, I feel that it is only fair that you, and the rest of the barbadian population, get yours too]]

    Oh i write all us dat in square brackets so nobody but you and me and de blogmaster cud see um

    I has got to use these sorta brackets cause dere is a PPK fellah round here on BU who going accuse me of not paying taxes from de Customs people and ting and going hold that against me as he trying to get me into other things. I will talk to you another time bout that cause i stop using the brackets now so everybody cud see this.

    @ Watchman

    By the way is that not “a partial shipment for which a single payment was made”

    why you did not get the first Customs fellow to sign Partial shipment 1/2 received or something so at the same time that the first shipment was done?

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  16. Caswell Franklyn July 11, 2016 at 9:26 PM #

    Artax

    Now you see what the law has does to workers after this country has ruled by two so-called labour parties for almost seventy years. The employer does not have a conscience but that is not an offence.

    Sent from my iPad

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  17. pieceuhderockyeahright July 11, 2016 at 10:07 PM #

    @ Caswell,

    Apologies for posting this here my friend but it would appear that, the Bajans Want Change posters, and the remarks about Corruption and bribery in high places, they are causing quite a ruckus among the political elite on both sides of the divide.

    But Fumbles fellers dem is feeling de heat cause dem in asleep, in de driver’s seat, oh sheet.

    I shudda been a poet

    According to a source that I have great respect for, among the crimes the posters are guilty of (where posters in this case refers to those who posting the posters and not that which is being posted)

    (1). Are not securing permission to use Politico pictures – pictures that are in the public domain – see fair use laws for “government property/servants”

    (2). the content of the posters being libellous and defamatory – de fellers is not the most inept government the cuntry has ever had (say it ent so Caswell, you better not cause you may find yourself arrested too) and

    The one that is really the best joke of all

    (3) the Fliers “represent a call to stir up social unrest LEADING TO VIOLENCE, as they are subject to wrong interpretations…”

    Dat sound like a Ronald WeJonesing and Stikliar pronouncement doah, with a Fumbles smoothing over,

    IDIOCY PAR EXCELLENCE!!

    Much like if you painted the Mona Lisa or Serena Williams, or my gf in a leotard and it stirred up feeling one way or the next, those feeling may lead to your viagrine-like arousal, causing you to have unreasonable responses e.g. tear the harness of a fatted calf and ravish it

    THis is your fault though Caswell, you would not BUP and leh we get rid uh these “cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them”

    These fellers real effing ingrunt in truffe doah Caswell

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  18. Well Well & Consequences July 12, 2016 at 5:46 AM #

    Piece…those pens could work both ways, the voters could either record and expose the politicians for trying to bribe them for votes, ot the politicians can record the voters taking bribes and blackmail them and threaten them with arrest at anttime…lol

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  19. Well Well & Consequences July 12, 2016 at 5:49 AM #

    The voters better get their recording devices ready for the politicians who will attemot to bribe them to get votes I just ordered my pen….lol

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  20. Well Well & Consequences July 12, 2016 at 5:50 AM #

    http://ow.ly/cn633029Php

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  21. pieceuhderockyeahright July 12, 2016 at 6:57 AM #

    Well done Well Well.

    Mine is a belief that if you do not want to be honest through a natural proclivity then you will be kept honest by other means.

    Some years ago when Mia was the Minister of Education it was reported by a former high ranking official that she purportedly would curse, belittle and carry on her team in a most uncustomary way.

    While such cannot be confirmed since that is reported speech I am sure that it takes no leap of understanding to realise what these micropens will do with the customary decorum of a meeting conducted by Lil Caesar Lashes or Pornville or the Minister of Edykashun.

    We will know that the new engagement styling has kicked in when people who are being summoned to meetings with these parties indicate that they are being asked to leave their pens outside the meetings and one is given a tag to collect your items AFTER the meeting or that rooms and bodies are being scanned as a practice.

    Of course there is a model for ladies which is built into your bra so that while they can take your pen, they would be very stupid to ask to take your bra.

    I dont see any equivalent model for the men but there is one i guess for the in-betweeners.

    @ Bush Tea and Caswell

    This adds a new dimension to “Disruptive technology” and while it might not be in the BUP mode nor in Caswell’s enforcement of the law mode, if one uses the technology to “enforce” the law and to keep people honest does not the End Justify the Means?

    Watch carefully as there is going to be an amendment to the Data Law that will be tabled in parliament and passed by both sides to address the surreptitious recording of meetings which by the way, that fancy low rental office front concept floated by Bizzy, irrespective of all the glitter, IS GOING TO BE!!

    Imagine Bush Tea that I going meet with you at this Towers of the Bajan White man to discuss among other things how to economically enfranchise us niggers?

    You see what a bunch of brassbowls we are?

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  22. Watchman July 12, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    @ piece

    The same Customs Officer station at the courier did the first and second package, the first package was open for inspection, the second was ransacked for contents to be stolen.I paid, collected the customs overly tape package, pick out my item and leave the package on the counter, the Courier website has the package waybill #… on 28 June 2016 as in USA and HK, not collected

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  23. Well Well & Consequences July 12, 2016 at 12:22 PM #

    Lol….Piece, there are so many different ways to record politicians.

    Yes, Bajans need to be aware of Bizzy and his office spaces, the place can be wired for sound, they can steal your ideas and pretend it’s their original ideas, Cow, Bizzy, Maloney, Bjerkham, Tempro…..all thieves…and right now, brilliant business ideas are in short supply.

    If you dont travel, ya will never know what these thieves get up to and then return to Barbados pretending they are small island gods with original ideas.

    That idea of work space was conceptualized in North America because of high office space rent…I amsure the Asians also use it because of population size.

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  24. pieceuhderockyeahright July 12, 2016 at 3:05 PM #

    Another Poster on this Corruption business and steps that the average citizen can take.

    DISCLAIMER

    Readers are to note well that any party who can seek to bribe you is also a party who when the corrupt practice is aired make take more drastic steps to protect themselves and their ill gotten gains

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  25. Colonel Buggy July 13, 2016 at 10:34 PM #

    Minister Lowe announced that the SSA will be purchasing 15 garbage trucks this year,costing some BDS$7 Million. 15, What a magic number ? These 15 trcks are not those gren ones parked for the longest time in the Bridgetown Port? Will there be a change of ownership from Mark Maloney to the Taxpayers of Barbados via the SSA ? Will there be a finders feed paid to Mark Maloney ?
    And some of us are questioning if Barbados is ready to become a republic?

    Corruption…………………………………………………………..Passed
    Poverty…………………………………………………………….. ..Passed
    Water shortage……………… ……………………………………Passed
    Suspect water quality……. ………………………………… ..Passed
    Big gut ,uncaring leaders……………………………………..Passed
    Importation of Condemn food by associates…………Passed
    Tampering with out-of date labels by associates…..Passed
    Frig the people after election………………………………..Passed
    Not communicating with the people……………………..Passed
    Politicians looking after # 1………………………………….Passed
    Turn the productive land into bush, Mugabe style…Passed

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  26. Caswell Franklyn July 13, 2016 at 10:51 PM #

    Colonel

    The average Bajan’s eyes are wide shut to these things.

    Sent from my iPad

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  27. Alvin Cummins July 14, 2016 at 11:43 AM #

    @Caswell,
    What is your specific definition of “corruption”?
    You wrote…”there is little or no enforcement.”
    Enforcement can only be carried out when there is evidence and charges made. W can ensure that an offence does not occur by eternal vigilance. The most important thing, however is the integrity of the individual entrusted with the task. Persons reaching the upper level of the Civil Service, would have, based the merit system, and eternal vigilance, proven that they are persons possessing high degrees of integrity.

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  28. Alvin Cummins July 14, 2016 at 11:47 AM #

    Watchman,
    You are one to watch. Why did you remove one item, retake the package and leave it on the desk. You had something to hide. No doubt.

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  29. pieceuhderockyeahright July 14, 2016 at 12:48 PM #

    @ Colonel Buggy

    I pun de road now but jes tuh leh you know that I am going to use your 10:34 am post for one of the unlawful posters

    It going be titled Pass

    Report card. Teacher s comments. Grades. Pass mark. DLP forbidden public pictures in background

    Yesireee ammmm you got a lawyer?

    De reason I axe is becausing the idea is yours and it liable to “stir up social unrest, leading to violence as they are subject to wrong interpretations…..” So you liable tuh get lock up too

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  30. pieceuhderockyeahright July 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM #

    “The journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step…”

    While this may only be “half” of the journey to rid ourselves of this corruption REMEMBER WHEN THE BELL RINGS, NOT ONE EFFING SEAT!!

    Give them a message unlike any other message they have ever heard.

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  31. pieceuhderockyeahright July 14, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

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  32. pieceuhderockyeahright July 14, 2016 at 2:21 PM #

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  33. Colonel Buggy July 14, 2016 at 8:14 PM #

    For Minister Lowe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch

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  34. Hants July 14, 2016 at 9:16 PM #

    @pieceuhderockyeahright ,

    did you mean them or DEM? lol

    or “them” mean all two both parties?

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  35. pieceuhderockyeahright July 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM #

    @ Hants

    You remember that years ago the DLP used to be called Dems. So I was using it that way but now you mention it….lolol

    I have a picture for you and I will post it in the Diaspora Corner when I get a chance and get home later

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  36. pieceuhderockyeahright July 15, 2016 at 2:59 PM #

    And when you actually thought that “summer was safe”

    Maybe this is what the country really needs Bush Baths and GhostBusters

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  37. David July 15, 2016 at 3:22 PM #

    @Caswell

    ERT, victory?

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  38. Caswell Franklyn July 15, 2016 at 3:33 PM #

    David

    I was in meetings all day and have not read the decision as yet. I would therefore have to wait and see before I comment.

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  39. Well Well & Consequences July 15, 2016 at 3:40 PM #

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/07/15/unfair-dismissal-3/

    Caswell election is around the corner and the government pimp and fraud ministers can now see what is unfair….every votes counts for them now that they need the poor, unemploed voters to be reelected.

    Kick them out…the politicians did not think they would need the majority again, or that everyone would forget the way Fruendel, Adriel Nitwit et al ignored the people, felt themselves too filled woth self importance to speak to the people, told lies, ran scams….kick them out.

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  40. Bush Tea July 15, 2016 at 4:56 PM #

    @ David
    This was SO clearly done CONTRARY to the AGREED policy of ‘last in first out’ …that even a lowly legal light like the Froon was moved to PUBLICLY accept that it was done BADLY.
    Shiite man!!!
    It would have taken a legal decision of unprecedented idiocy to rule otherwise…. and Gollop is in enough shit as it is already…
    Wuh he recently came out and said that the government did not know what they were about with the finger-printing gaff…

    What a thing nuh!!!

    You can always confirm that idiots are running things by the way they tend to keep digging in attempts to get themselves out of a deep hole….
    Now …when Froon DOES NOT fire the jackass Lowe, you will know for sure that they are using explosives in the hole….

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  41. David July 15, 2016 at 6:59 PM #

    @Bush Tea

    There is a decision handed down, now where is the money!

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  42. Well Well & Consequences July 15, 2016 at 7:04 PM #

    Lol..

    No money required, just votes will suffice and promises of jobs and this and that..lol

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  43. Watchman July 15, 2016 at 8:16 PM #

    AC,

    Please inform Bushie, so he can tell David&BU family that the NCC workers money is coming, the M of F waiting for a cheque from BNOC and Sealy waiting for a cheque from T&T

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  44. Watchman July 15, 2016 at 8:24 PM #

    AC

    The voters waiting too

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