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Donville Inniss is Correct, Barbados Bar Association Part of the Problem

On 30 July, Barbados Today reported on the comments of Donville Inniss and the response by the Bar Association’s (BA) new president, Liselle Weekes.

BU has long stressed the necessity of removing from the BA all matters disciplinary and responsibility for the Compensation Fund. Therefore, Mr Inniss’ comments are welcome, if a little late. Mr Inniss proposes, “…the establishment in law of a new legal services council – similar in structure and form to that of the medical council; a council that comprises of members of the legal profession and individuals who may not be attorneys; a council that is supported not just by statute, but also by the resources of the state.”

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 BU recommends to Mr Inniss that he takes a look at the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) of England and Wales, as we have repeatedly suggested. This is a body with the power to fully regulate and discipline solicitors AND to make payments out of the Compensation Fund. It is separate and distinct from the Law Society of England and Wales, which is England and Wales’ version of our BA. The SRA has not only the power to discipline and to compensate, but also to step in if they have reason to believe that a firm is not acting properly, so as to protect the consumer.

In Barbados, the qualifications to practice law and be issued a practicing certificate is a legislative decision, unlike in England and Wales where such a decision devolves on the Law Society of England and Wales. The disciplining, however, falls on the SRA. In addition, the SRA can discipline on its own authority and does not refer the matter to the courts unlike the BA that must refer matters to the Court of Appeal.

On the SRA website, it provides a list of the members of its disciplinary committee, along with a brief resume of each. And surprise, surprise! A large percentage of them are NOT lawyers. Ms Weekes’ spurious claim, “I am not certain that those persons would be in a better position to interpret what is a breach of the Code of Ethics than the attorneys-at law who currently sit on it,” is asinine. Take a look at the Code of Ethics of the BA and then honestly say if you do not think that a senior student at one of our schools could interpret them.

The cases before the disciplinary committee that enter the public conscience always involve an element of criminality, like fraud and theft. And if the DPP got off his ass and prosecuted the malefactors, would they be tried by lawyers, or a jury of their peers taken from all walks of life and professions?

Ms Weekes blathers about her favourite “get out of jail” word “perceptions”. Ms Weekes, the “perception” of the majority of Barbados agrees with Mr Inniss when he posits, “If we are truly to have a legal profession in Barbados, as opposed to just . . . a collection of lawyers, then we as a society and you as lawyers, must unshackle your minds and help create a system that not just sustains faith in your profession, but also enhances the profession.”

Mind you, if the Bar Association does not determine the qualifications by which practicing certificates are issued; has no authority over to whom they are issued; cannot constitutionally enforce membership of the BA; cannot actually discipline; and loses authority over the Compensation Fund…..what exactly is its function, other than running a website and e-mailing court lists provided by the Registrar to BA members only, instead of forcing the Registrar to e-mail the lists to all those with practicing certificates?

Ms Weekes makes a valiant effort to hide behind the useless amendments to the Legal Professions Act but fails to record just how long the BA has taken to get back to the Attorney General with its views on these useless amendments.

BU really hates to apportion credit to Donville Inniss but fair is fair. Now, let us see what he does about this matter BEFORE the next elections, so we can know whether his sentiments are real or political. For if he is genuine and “puts his money where his mouth is” he will actually have made a big difference. The icing on the cake would be Bhana being cited for a breach of the chicken wing laws of Barbados.

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65 Comments on “Donville Inniss is Correct, Barbados Bar Association Part of the Problem”

  1. Caswell Franklyn July 31, 2016 at 6:22 PM #

    If you read Inniss’ statement you would realise that he was talking nonsense. Fortunately for him people understood what he was trying to say and interpreted his words to make sense. Whoever wrote that speech for him should have been fired. That man has no depth and his speeches reflect it.

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  2. Bupps July 31, 2016 at 6:24 PM #

    Donville is now adept at stating the obvious with regard to policy changes. This is after bring elected a policy maker in 2008 and doing precious little to make the changes needed to legislation.

    With specific reference to the ministry he heads; Whether it is liquor licences being processed via the magistrate’s court or the indiffence of the FTC to set standards of service for the mobile telecom providers.

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  3. David July 31, 2016 at 6:28 PM #

    @Caswell

    Do you have his statement? The public has to rely on the BT report.

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  4. abajanhowe July 31, 2016 at 6:38 PM #

    Via the last comment, Bhana is not going to be touched. Inniss is backing him all the way, but I do believe the article has some semblance of reasonableness and will hope the Minister will adhere to the writer. We await with baited breath to this suggestion Mr. Inniss.
    Let’s hope he reads these articles since he is always putting his foot in his mouth.

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  5. Caswell Franklyn July 31, 2016 at 6:44 PM #

    David

    I only heard a recording of part of the speech but even if you relied on the BT report, he was not making sense. The Bar Association does not regulate the legal profession as Inniss believes.

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  6. David July 31, 2016 at 6:45 PM #

    Minister Inniss is a long time reader and sometimes contributor to BU, we ask him now to share his prepared text he delivered last week quoted by BT. Of course in any other developed country in the world a check on the MP’s Twitter or Facebook account would satisfy this request.

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  7. pieceuhderockyeahright July 31, 2016 at 7:24 PM #

    Wunna tink Pornville is stupid?

    After pointing out that his speech was stupid and poorly written and itself reflected badly on the idiot reader, wunna tink dat he going submit the original version fuh wunna tuh tek he apart like a “scalelectric” car?

    Dat man does try every day to reinforce dat he should be de nex Prime Minister in 2035 when de next DLP guvment gine get a chance again and wunna feel dat becausing he do got naked wumens reading de news at he internet studios, dat he GINE expose he ingrunce heah pun BU??

    Wunna should have help off wunna comment and say dat he was right and seduce he by saying dat it was de most brilliant speech evah made, and dat wunna want a copy.

    Den whaplax den say how big an idjit he is…

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  8. Old Baje July 31, 2016 at 7:40 PM #

    Inniss might be just as wuffless as the rest but something tells me he understands the issues.
    Does that translate into anything meaningful?
    I don’t know but these clowns got to go.
    We got to roll the dice and give Mugabe Mottley a shot.
    Lord help us.

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  9. Violet C Beckles July 31, 2016 at 8:16 PM #

    There is nothing good to say about the BAR , so just say nothing,

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  10. Gabriel July 31, 2016 at 9:45 PM #

    Today’s Sunday Sun carried an interview Gercine Carter did with Philip Nicholls who is still in hock to clients because the other two partners either will not admit guilt and who are advised and assisted by crooked and bent counsellors who are either dishonest or immoral or both.Its the type of lawyer the learned attorney Amused support and encourage and who in my humble opinion the legal system should be in a position to sanction.Criminal intent is also purposely frustrating the court system to benefit a thief of client funds.Where is the extradition treaty to bring these people back to settle these lawful claims.Bastids all.

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  11. Amused August 1, 2016 at 3:40 AM #

    @Old Baje. I agree with you, except I really would shudder to see Mugabe Motley whip and bite her way into Ilaro Court.

    @Gabriel. I am not quite sure what you are accusing me of. Can you elucidate? As for Philip Nicholls, well, obviously, unlike you, I did read the documents posted by BU showing that Nicholls/Cottle Catford had indeed been repaid monies owed by at least one of the other two former partners. There were cancelled cheques etc. You must have missed that report, but it is still there online and you can search it out. To what “still-owing” funds does Mr Nicholls refer? Did he specify, or is a mere general accusation without documentary support?

    @David. Like BU, I have very little time for Donville Inniss. However, this time I believe that he is on the right track, but then again, I have not seen the full text of his speech and will reserve final judgement until I have.

    @Mr Inniss, I echo @David’s call for you to publish the entire speech. Casewell’s “perceptions” based on having “heard a recording of part of the speech”, are woefully insufficient. Casewell also “perceives”, based on having heard only a part of the speech, that, “even if you relied on the BT report, he was not making sense”. I disagree. In fact, I could not disagree more. For far too long, consumer complaints against attorneys have been decided as to whether they should be referred to the seriously backlogged Court of Appeal for hearing and discipline by an incestuous and likely conflicted and biased panel of other lawyers who, in defiance of the legislation, are elected and not nominated. Being elected, as opposed to nominated means that their continued “status-enhancer” is subject to re-election and all which that implies. Far better to have an independent body, not solely, or even predominantly, comprising other attorneys, with the power to discipline, instead of having to refer their “findings” to the Court of Appeal. And with the power to make awards out of the Compensation Fund.

    But it also seems to me that the time has come, given the number of complaints and the larcenous thrust of many of them, for attorneys be required to take out personal indemnity insurance. I realise that this is an unwarranted expense for those innocent attorneys who scrupulously administer their accounts with integrity, but the protection and interests of the consumer have to be paramount. Hopefully, Minister Inniss will add this to his wish list.

    @Casewell. I do not accuse you, having only read the BT report. However, your blanket rejection of such a sensible approach as Minister Inniss has apparently suggested reminds me of the worst nepotistic and protectionist policies or David Simmons as both AG and CJ when the clear light of day was never allowed to shine in. And I find that I don’t give a damn about Minister Inniss’ alleged connections to pornography in Florida as it has nothing to do with the measures he is recommending here. If he has committed a crime in Florida, which I don’t think he has under Florida laws, then that is a matter for Florida. Our concern ought not to be from whom his recommendations come, but instead what those recommendations are and their validity and beneficial application.

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  12. balance August 1, 2016 at 4:44 AM #

    “@Casewell. I do not accuse you, having only read the BT report. However, your blanket rejection of such a sensible approach as Minister Inniss has apparently suggested reminds me of the worst nepotistic and protectionist policies or David Simmons as both AG and CJ when the clear light of day was never allowed to shine in. And I find that I don’t give a damn about Minister Inniss’ alleged connections to pornography in Florida as it has nothing to do with the measures he is recommending here. If he has committed a crime in Florida, which I don’t think he has under Florida laws, then that is a matter for Florida. Our concern ought not to be from whom his recommendations come, but instead what those recommendations are and their validity and beneficial application.”

    All well and good but your unbridled criticism of Mr Simmons in this forum over the years certainly does not reflect your profound observation and i quote “Our concern ought not to be from whom his recommendations come, but instead what those recommendations are and their validity and beneficial application” Certainly the informed world of Jurisprudence does not share your view.

    and as to your other pronouncement “And I find that I don’t give a damn about Minister Inniss’ alleged connections to pornography in Florida as it has nothing to do with the measures he is recommending here. If he has committed a crime in Florida, which I don’t think he has under Florida laws, then that is a matter for Florida”
    why can’t this reasoning be applied to Ms Mottley intellectual ability and the fact that she stands head and shoulders above all others in parliament rather than throwing her purported deviant sexual behaviour into the mix with the sarcastic comment ” @Old Baje. I agree with you, except I really would shudder to see Mugabe Motley whip and bite her way into Ilaro Court” even though she has never been charged before the courts for her alleged whipping and biting so I think it is disingenuous to be critical of Ms Mottley’s unproven sexual aberrations and be supportive of Mr Inniss’s unproven pornographic links.

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  13. balance August 1, 2016 at 5:59 AM #

    I might be wrong but from his ‘off the cuff’ pronouncements Mr Inniss strikes me as one who knows how to attract cheap publicity aided and abetted by a lazy media seemingly lacking in investigative skills. I think Mr Inniss would better serve the public if he confines his remarks to matters falling within the purview of his Ministry such as the high import duties on items which impacts on the high cost of living or why the VAT has not been reduced as promised or the functioning of the toothless agencies like the Fair trading Commission and the Office of public counsel with respect to the operations of the telecommunications agencies to the detriment of the public and why Flow has been allowed to continue sending bills to customers without details.

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  14. Well Well & Consequences August 1, 2016 at 6:02 AM #

    What a nasty bunch of sexual deviants being let loose on unsuspecting people, in the people’s parliament no less, do they expect the young people to be any better when the leaders and self proclaimed role models are such sexual psychos.

    I have no problem with what people practice in their private lives, but when it affects and involves the public, it gets criminal.

    The only reason Mia is not behind bars for assault is because no complaint was made and money paid out to victims, Donville should also be in prison…..but….what miss ya ain’t pass ya…and both will see their wicked activites return to bite them both in their asses when they least expect it and cannot afford it…no wonder they are both such good friends, Donville and Mia, both psychopaths.

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  15. Well Well & Consequences August 1, 2016 at 6:11 AM #

    And dont get me started on that unfeeling animal former cj David Simmons and his destruction of the supreme court ably aided by Peter Harris and the vicious lawyers who can never be reined in….

    I bet none of them are willing to take responsibility for the sorry state of the judiciary. …which they all caused or allowed to happen and consented to with their silemce.

    I bet they would all be willing to blame the thousands of people they have misused the courts to victimize with their greed and corruption…..for decades.

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  16. David August 1, 2016 at 6:27 AM #

    The following extracted from the Barbados Bar Association website:

    THE BARBADOS BAR ASSOCIATION

    The Association comprises of a COUNCIL, which consists of practising
    Attorneys-at-Law, who are elected by registered members of the Association.
    The Association exists for the purpose of ensuring that Legal Services in Barbados is offered in the highest degree of professionalism and to provide general information to the public and to Attorneys-at-Law.

    We have a new president of the Bar Association and to a man, in this case woman, they all parrot the same lines i.e. he or she is willing to allow some time by working with stakeholders blah blah blah. Does it not make since to acknowledge that the president and work at the BA should operate as a continuum?

    Miss Weekes time to trash the ‘I will give them time’ line.How are you lot able to defend your profession and at the same time acknowledge that the judiciary is dead? To quote your ‘senior’ colleague Wilfred Abrahams and FORMER BA President.

    Could not help but register talk show host and lawyer support of Abrahams for Attorney General if the BLP is elected next time around.

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  17. Amused August 1, 2016 at 6:28 AM #

    @balance. The way I understand it (and correct me if I am wrong) is that Mr Inniss’ alleged activities occurred in Florida, Not in Barbados. Is this also true of Ms Mottley? Understand me clearly. Unlike many others, I have no problem with the non-violent consenting proclivities of others. But I do have a big problem with those proclivities when there is no consent either to the proclivities or the violence or the threat thereof, which, by the way, is called “assault” and is both a crime and a tort. Now, here is the link. If lawyers who steal from their clients are not criminally charged by the DPP, what makes you think that an assault on a fellow MP will be charged? Are you actually living in Barbados?

    But, more to the point, do you agree or disagree with Minister Inniss’ proposals? Regardless of whether he is involved in what he is alleged to be involved in in Florida. Is he right in his proposals or wrong, do you think?

    Can anyone, maybe you @balance, provide me with directions to the website that Minister Inniss is alleged to be involved with? I want to see how bad it actually is – and that is what I will tell SWMBO and anyone else who questions me. I remember when I was at university and to remember that far back requires a really good memory. Playboy was the porn of choice then. Photos of women showing their breasts, and very nice breasts they were too. I made sure to buy my copy every month, just for the articles, you know. Certainly NOT for the photos of those nubile and well-endowed ladies. I never ever even gave them more than a passing (and deeply shocked) glance and secreting my copies behind the lavatory cistern had absolutely NOTHING to do with convenience and EVERYTHING to do with sparing my mother’s embarrassment and ire – and it made it more convenient for my father and brothers to read the articles as they were enthroned – and I have always believed passionately in sharing. Heffner became a very wealthy man out of that, supported (successfully) US presidential campaigns (which accepted his donations with thanks) and we all looked on in envy as he paraded one “bunny” after another before our admiring gaze. Then, there was Penthouse and then a number of others, all of which we followed, mostly secretively, because, of course, we considered it our civic duty to keep abreast (pardon the pun) on the advance of this disgusting pornography, so we could salivate over it in private and roundly condemn it in public. I do think that with the advent of the Internet, pornography has gone too far, but I am old and not sure that my views are not as a result of my antiquity. I mean, the amount of appendages they now show in theatrical release films and even on Broadway and the West End, is disconcerting. When I was in England a few years ago, I went to see Harry Potter in Equus, where he cavorted on stage with all his dangly bits showing. So society has “evolved” outside the bubble of Barbados from the Victorian mores so beloved, publicly, of all and, in fact, reverted to pre-photography and film days of the ancient Greeks and the Renaissance of Michelangelo (as exhibited on the ceiling and behind the high alter of the Sistine Chapel). Indeed, a few years ago, I was shown some ancient Chinese art in which the people were frankly copulating, some men and women, some men and men and some women and women. Ditto with some Greek urns that now reside in those centres of culture known as “museums” around the world, where we Bajans gawp at them, because it makes us feel “cultured” – after all, they are antiques. And as film and photography are the new art form, I am not sure exactly where one draws the line between art and pornography. Well, I know where I personally draw it, but that is only my view – and I could be wrong – it has been known to happen – frequently. BUT, I have to see those images alleged to Minister Inniss to see if they meet my standards of pornography. And no, I have never been moved to join the chorus of disapproval about Minister Inniss’ alleged involvement in porn, as to do so would be to deny my adolescent and post-adolescent enjoyment of Playboy and Penthouse and hypocrisy has never been one of my besetting sins. As for the Victorians that Barbados, publicly, seems so intent on deifying, at least publicly, have you any idea of the endless trove of Victorian pornography that abounds and, like the ancient Chinese, men with women, women with women, men with men etc? But I have noted that, except in the modern porn, there are no teeth or whips in evidence, but maybe my exposure to the habits of the ancients is inadequate. Anyway, I want to see Minister Inniss’ alleged website. You never know, in centuries to come, it may be considered the artistic equivalent of the Sistine Chapel.

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  18. Amused August 1, 2016 at 6:40 AM #

    @Well well. Excellent. Loving your comments. I have to agree that the allegations of pornography against Minister Inniss do not engender a great deal of confidence in him as a member of government and certainly they undermine the respect one should have for an MP, even if carried out outside the country. Forgive me for getting carried away and amusing myself by taking on the hypocrisy of some (not you), but it really gets too damned much for an old man like me sometimes. I have heard of “Born Again Christians” and I can accept that concept, but “Born Again Morality” experts make me sick. “Beholdest thou the mote in thy brother’s eye…etc.” And they forget that this is Barbados and we know exactly what they used to get up to.

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  19. Well Well & Consequences August 1, 2016 at 7:33 AM #

    Lol……Amused, the politicians continue to pretend that everyone has short memories.

    If former commish of police Dottin had not been so compromised, he would have been able to arrest Mia because she hit so close to home, but that is the price public officials pay when they are corrupt.

    What is truly frightening Amused, when the likes of Donville and Mia aspire to lead the country and actually succeed, carrying the baggage of their questionable private lives, impressionable young people will tell themselves……”wuh none ah dem in no good and look dem is ministers and politicians, so dey ent nutting wrong wit prostitution and pornography or beating, brutalizing and sexually assaulting women.”

    This clearly shows why the US with all it’s deadly warts and the larger countries…..expose, arrest and imprison such public miscreants. …they are a blight on society, dangerous to future generations. ..

    That is where all the dangers liess in the society continuing the deviant behaviors for decades…cause ya have deviant ministers and politicians.

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  20. Well Well & Consequences August 1, 2016 at 7:38 AM #

    ” Could not help but register talk show host and lawyer support of Abrahams for Attorney General if the BLP is elected next time around.”

    Abrahams would do the same thing his daddy-in-law Davud Simmons did, destroy the court system for their master Peter Harris and other minorities to gain financially, disadvantage land owners etc, they are already corrupt, ya dont decide to become straight and honest overnight and only until after elections,…Abrahams was bar association president when Simmons was CJ….things just got worse.

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  21. watchman August 1, 2016 at 7:43 AM #

    @Amused

    The pornography give you a surprise “up” from 3.40 this morning ?

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  22. Gabriel August 1, 2016 at 8:29 AM #

    Amused
    BU logged a few years ago the infelicities of Donville and his wife in regard to a matter before a court in Delaware involving a minor.Donville in my opinion is deficient in his representation of St James South and is known as a ‘wufless’ politician who learned nothing attending Kolij.
    A reminder that a former partner of CC is living off the company’s funds in the US and cannot return to Barbados for fear of arrest.You know that,yet you pontificate innocence of that party but guilt of Nicholls.How unreasonable a man you prove yourself to be.

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  23. Gabriel August 1, 2016 at 9:11 AM #

    David
    That is the reference.I recall seeing an invoice for sex items viz whips,handcuffs,manacles used by those whose fetish is regarded as unsocial and bordering on lunatic fantasies.It is suggested that this company catered to that demented lot of the society.I have no idea if this group of sickos is of such number as to garner representation in our parliament.Maybe I should enquire of Liz who seem to have the goods on Donville big time and caused him such grief in the last election that he had to appeal to the swine Stinkler to send help “cos I in trouble,I losing this election”

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  24. pieceuhderockyeahright August 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM #

    @ Watchman

    Methinks you caught Amused preparing to Jump in 4 x 4 with Gweneth Squires, probably getting the pectorals sprayed on with body paint and waiting for it to dry.

    @Amused

    The Playboy magazine in the Cistern, lololol, that makes one realize that what was a trick that we though was special was practiced by all.

    You chronicled our descent into porn, or at least our version of porn quite well, and with that chronology I became aware that each successive generation goes deeper into the filth.

    I never saw a scatology magazine until 35, and then was so aghast by the sight I threw the mag down on the ground much to the merriment of the guy who gave it to me to observe my sensibilities

    I have never seen a necrophiliac magazine and cussed a cousin who sent me a paedophilia video that was circulating in 2006. And I scorn bestiality and the priest who practiced it in his youth.

    When should our compass change Amused? When do we as men reset that azimuth of personal direction that led us to choke the bishop so often that we risked blindness?

    At what time does when I was a child I spake as a child and did childish things, but when I became a man I put away these childish things…when does that kick in?

    It would seem that with your Playboy narrative you set the fox among the chickens AND introduced with such Rembrance, fond as it was, a buffer zone where you suggest? that, with the effluxion of time, such deviance may one day be okay and the age of consent may well enough be two, or in utero.

    So what? I seem to hear you say, so what is a naked bubbie, in Florida, when, in times afore, such deviance was art? Or is this what you are saying?

    I hope you can respond before joining the revel leers on Spring Garden….

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  25. David August 1, 2016 at 9:16 AM #

    Before entering the August Chamber Donville managed a stable of IBCs some questionable. It was well publicized that he relinquished control of the offending companies.

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  26. Amused August 1, 2016 at 9:48 AM #

    @Piece. I had to look up “scatology” and I can now say that you have the advantage of me as I have never seen one nor, frankly, would I ever wish to…..YUCK!!!! Nor necrophilia nor, so far as I am aware, paedophilia. But then again it must be obvious that I have led a very sheltered life – behind, not in, the cistern. Wouldn’t want those articles to get wet now, would we? You, on the other hand, appear to have led a far more adventurous existence.

    As for art, well I don’t pretend to know what that is these days. The homoerotic art of Worhol and Mapplethorpe don’t seem to me to be art and I don’t get the point of them, but to others they are the epitome of art. They have an artist in England called Tracy something or other and those look to me like junior high school daubs. So, I am merely suggesting that these alleged involvements of Minister Inniss may, for all I know, be high art.

    I understand law quite well and the mechanics of what goes into a justice system and on that I have to say that Minister Inniss is correct in what he proposed and indeed it would bring a greater degree of confidence to the practice of law from the consumers. Inniss is right no matter how we try to slice and dice.

    @balance. You refer to a partner, un-named by you, of Cottle Catford who is living in the States and who, you allege, is fearful or returning to Barbados in case he gets arrested. Well, I know of two such, one of which came to Barbados some years ago to attend his sister’s funeral. By this torturous process of elimination, I have to assume it is the other one you are referencing, in which case, I am also aware that there is not now nor has there ever been an arrest warrant issued for him, nor has he ever been sent notice that the Police wish to interview him. In fact, I am only aware of one CC partner who was arrested – and he lives in Barbados and has written a book in which he claimed that his former partners did not pay certain monies back, a myth/lie which BU debunked by posting the cancelled cheques that you have clearly decided not to look at.

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  27. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right INRI August 1, 2016 at 11:21 AM #

    @ Amused

    Your SRA suggestion is endorsed heartily by this ole man.

    Your heart is in the right place and I harbour a wish that such as you were where Pornville is.

    Pornville is a sound bites man, full of hot air and signifying nothing much like default prime minister Mugabe Mottley.

    Word Song Amused, word singers who emote the public if there is such a verb.

    So many rules and laws that we must employ, no longer are men driven by code or throwing oneself on one’s sword we are into self preservation big time.

    The man who made the decision not to fix the dam in California in the early 1900’s when it burst and killed all those people, withdrew from public life until he died, such was the personal guilt he had.

    Yet Dennis Kellman post trying to kill all the Bajans with his Assification Plant, bestrides Barbados like a colossus as does Fumbles while defending the tiefing Speaker in the Mouse

    You do see the Fecundity that we are driven by? don’t you? Spoon fed on the Fecundity of Playboy now we breed fecundities in the thousands and sit quietly while fecundity gets done to us daily

    Then comes the Leader of the Troika whom I decree will effect a type of female genital mutilation an our asses that will make us cry out like grynner s song “Mugabe lemma go, doan hold me lemma go, unhole me, lemma go, doan blindfold me, lemma go…”

    Please do not Mugabe me!!!

    Prediction 1. The BLP will whitewash the DLP

    Prediction 2. The DLP will incorporate Mugabe Mia into their campaign

    I promised my Dearest Suzanne that I would not forget that Mia is to be kept on her toes.

    And such is the product of that concurrent campaign

    You ent going to Spring Garden?

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  28. Anon August 1, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

    David
    Amused keeps referring to cancelled cheques which show that two former partners of Cottle Catford repaid the monies taken by them from the firm’s clients’ account. I don’t remember seeing these cheques. Please direct me to the specific post or repost the cheques for my benefit.

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  29. Amused August 1, 2016 at 11:54 AM #

    @Piece. I have not been near Spring Garden in years. I old. Lef da fuh de young people. I am hoping that one of two things will happen. Either Mugabe Mottley will lose the leadership and they will find someone else to unite the BLP, or Freundel will get back in, even with the clowns that surround him. If they replace Mugabe with an acceptable candidate, I will go with that. Otherwise, I got to go with Freundel. But your prediction is likely right, Heaven help us and the female genitalia roun bout hey. Not to mention the use of the Cat (and I mean the whip, not the pussy, although it may be both). That last is your fault, @Piece, you mekkin an old man misbehave – shame.

    To be honest, I could not ever think of getting myself involved in politics. I have worked too long and too hard for my reputation to have it soiled by association. I mean, there is one commenter who accused me (and he don’t even know me) of taking loans from clients accounts simply based on his “perception” that I am an attorney and, in his book, all attorneys do that. Can you imagine the meritless false accusations I would have to fight off from people who never even met me and are not going to believe me anyway, even if the evidence is staring them in the face, that I have not been feeding at the public trough and taking back-handers – just because that it what politicians do? It is like our friend @balance who, without reviewing the evidence to the contrary right here on BU, will actively promote the “distortions” emanating from one P Nicholls, just cause he tell a reporter so. So, like you, all I can do is to anonymously try to set the record straight and give my views, for whatever those views are worth. And keep being amused by it all.

    And it is my not entirely un-expert view that Minister Inniss is on exactly the right track. But then again, I think almost everyone, with a few inexplicable exceptions, knows that. BUT, the problem lies in Minister Inniss’ follow-through. Is it just electioneering hot air, or is he going to hold his clothes up in Cabinet and the House and demand these things? Like NOW, not if he and the present government get back into office. No good putting it in a manifesto, because none of us are fooled by them any longer.

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  30. Well Well & Consequences August 1, 2016 at 12:16 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/84061/grenadians-vote-referendum-october-27

    The leaders in Grenada know in a modern world, you seek the opinions of your bosses…..the people.

    The leaders in Barbados only seek to hide infirnation from their bosses, the people, do everything thst affects the people in darkness and in secret while running up to UK and US telling everyone else….so backward.

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  31. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right INRI August 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM #

    @ Amused

    Your post of 11:54 am was VERYYYYYYY INTERESTING!!!

    You said and I quote “….Either Mugabe Mottley will lose the leadership …”

    Hmmmmmmm

    De ole man will hold back on “active, suggestive verbs” and the psychology of the spoken word because….well…let me say …….ammmmmm

    With that hurdle jumped at least for me, let me query the following.

    Who are the contenders?

    Say that it is not Oblong Head Kerrie or Dale Smiley Teets? Being offered as King? Or Soineless Toppin?

    This is daunting, to say the least.

    Every Bajan wants the DLP out but, even in the face of this default, well this is not a “all quiet on the Western Front ” novel.

    I wonder if a list of the contenders could fall off a truck? Honourable Blogmaster???

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  32. Amused August 1, 2016 at 2:02 PM #

    @Piece. A little bird whispered in my ear recently, but you never know in Barbados so I have not set a lot of store by it. This little bird did not give me a name and I am not about to waste my time speculating and, like you, I hope it is neither of the two you mentioned. I take it that you have been whispered to by the same little bird or one of its relatives.

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  33. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right -INRI August 1, 2016 at 2:38 PM #

    Me fears that if it is not dealt with and done comprehensively that these swine will resurface in enough numbers to hamper the much needed progress.

    Let de ole man explain.

    Bajans are a hypocritical lot.

    A feller could be married and got 3 or four wummen pun de side and fellahs would give he a pass.

    Even if you is an in betweener like Dr ? ..Rome or WeJonesing while we ent going nowhere and back you, a fellah would still leh he by.

    By here is the thing Amused.

    All de elders and de new fellers in deah de Troika, got balls and “organs” or most of them and pretend plastic or board doggies, while it might be allowable at cunstituency level, is not welcome at National Level, dat is whu purported female genital mutilation does result in.

    I see 3 heads Mugabe, *** & ***. I ent mentioning dem name causing dem would get expel in a hurry which would mek de ole man campaign null and void, to whichin you did say that that remark is repetition.

    But look at what you are risking, why not be King Maker and whitewash dem donkeys and leverage that capacity, as the power behind the throne, as opposed to risking being queen/king/in betweeners on the whims of a hypocritical Bajan populace???

    I ent know hear, I does only watch people and how men with pretty women and wives react during functions where Mugabe at, when Mugabe start hunting pokkerts in front dem face, I jes saying…

    You got to reign in these proclivities my man, I mean, I got certain dispositions and ting dat my friend Hants does encourage me in but, when I in company, I may look, but I doan hunt…if you get my drift…

    You see Amused…even in likkle tings like that Mugabe is marked.

    Steupseee….on one side dufuses and de next side a deviant despot, all de D ‘s

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  34. Old Baje August 1, 2016 at 3:19 PM #

    Given our current predicament I would have to choose a competent deviant despot over an incompetant dundering dufus.

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  35. Well Well & Consequences August 1, 2016 at 3:37 PM #

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/08/01/tribute-to-rene-ratcliffe/

    Collapsed and died .

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  36. Old Baje August 1, 2016 at 3:47 PM #

    Very sad. My heart goes out to her children.

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  37. balance August 1, 2016 at 4:48 PM #

    “@balance. You refer to a partner, un-named by you, of Cottle Catford who is living in the States and who, you allege, is fearful or returning to Barbados in case he gets arrested. Well, I know of two such, one of which came to Barbados some years ago to attend his sister’s funeral. By this torturous process of elimination, I have to assume it is the other one you are referencing, in which case, I am also aware that there is not now nor has there ever been an arrest warrant issued for him, nor has he ever been sent notice that the Police wish to interview him. In fact, I am only aware of one CC partner who was arrested – and he lives in Barbados and has written a book in which he claimed that his former partners did not pay certain monies back, a myth/lie which BU debunked by posting the cancelled cheques that you have clearly decided not to look at.”

    Mr Amused I know not of what you speak- I know nothing of the Cottle Catford fiasco except what I read on Bu and was quite surprised to hear that my former Attorney was involved since her modest way of life didn’t suggest such. So get your facts straight.

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  38. Hants August 1, 2016 at 5:20 PM #

    @ Piece wrote “dat my friend Hants does encourage me in but,……..

    Warning! Diaspora corner is dangerous for you and Amused. lol

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  39. Amused August 1, 2016 at 5:53 PM #

    @Piece. That last gave me a real good laugh. SWMBO was about to phone for the ambulance – she thought I was having a heart attack. You like you know more about what going on than me. “Pretend plastic or board”. I haven’t laughed so much in years. Better be careful with the board though, cause if um is plywood, no need for teeth. Think splinters.

    @balance. Deepest apologies. My remark was directed at @Gabriel, not you. Put it down to my old age.

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  40. Old Baje August 1, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

    @ Phillip Nicholls and his friends

    Amused is obviously a highly intelligent, well educated, well traveled, experienced and sophisticated individual. For some reason he is trashing your entire story. If you remain silent he will succeed in discrediting you.

    You need to defend yourself, man.

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  41. Gabriel August 1, 2016 at 8:12 PM #

    Old Bage
    Be reasonable.Amused is with Smith on the matter.Amused says he has not read the book and based on his modus operandi valuing privilege and his own opinions prefer to comfortable in not reading it.Principle and fact have combined to escape this ‘educated’ fellow.
    Nicholls has recorded his experiences at Cottle.No one thus far has stepped forward to formally challenge him.The sequel should be equally revealing of the shenanigans of the legal profession as practised in Barbados.

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  42. Hal Austin August 2, 2016 at 4:36 AM #

    The bar operates like a Mafia. The only way to sort it out to to gt rid of lawyers from parliament.

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  43. Well Well & Consequences August 2, 2016 at 5:32 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/84086/foreigners-getting-breaks

    This question should also be put to Donville who is allowing convicted North American criminals into the island who also have the nerve to demand concessions which shoud be going to the black population, which convicted criminal he knows can go into Canada from Barbados or the Caribbean to set up business and demand concessions. …these black government ministers are disgraceful, a shame and blight on the country…and destructive to the future and well being of the people.

    Billions spent in educating the people over 5 decades the people are well capable of running any business, give them the concessions, ya dont need anybody white, indian or syrian in Barbados to produce jobs……the people can do it themselves.

    When will the corrupt dummies in parliament learn, do they need another 50 years….it seems that the ministers go out of their way to find corrupt business people to sreal from bajans…

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  44. Well Well & Consequences August 2, 2016 at 5:36 AM #

    Something needs to be done about creating a real bar association and a real disciplinary committee on the island instead of the substandard entities now calling themselves such….where the members do not practice the practical ethics courses they were taught at university.

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  45. balance August 2, 2016 at 6:15 AM #

    “If they replace Mugabe with an acceptable candidate, I will go with that. Otherwise, I got to go with Freundel. But your prediction is likely right, Heaven help us and the female genitalia roun bout hey. Not to mention the use of the Cat (and I mean the whip, not the pussy, although it may be both). That last is your fault, @Piece, you mekkin an old man misbehave – shame”

    Mr Amused perhaps it is because I am not too bright that your logic astounds me at times. In one breath in your defence of Mr Inniss you are asking me to ignore the alleged immoral /unethical pornographic behaviour of Mr Inniss and deal with his intellectual discourses but in another you are asking me to ignore Ms Mottley intellectual discourses and judge her on her alleged immoral /unethical/deviant sexual behaviour which you constantly deride. Moreover your preference for Mr Stuart over Ms Mottley is equally astounding. How can an intelligent man like you ignore the blatant untruths told to the people of Barbados with respect to the Cahill by a Prime Minister sworn to uphold the laws of the land.

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  46. Amused August 2, 2016 at 11:59 AM #

    @balance. There is no suggestion/allegation that Mr Inniss ever threatened to, or did indeed, bite or whip, in Barbados. So, forgive me, but trying to compare the two just doesn’t do it for me. And please remember that I have no time for Mr Inniss at all, well maybe marginally more now. On this one, he is RIGHT! You might try another comparison test. Mugabe was AG for quite a while for which she was made a QC. So why didn’t Mugabe, from her legal loftiness, discern and speak about what Inniss has spoken about? Now you might argue that maybe Nitwit should have, but since he hasn’t got anything between his ears, it is hardly surprising. Therefore, it must be argued, since Mugabe QC did not bring forward the idea, that she too is deficient anything between her ears.

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  47. pieceuhderockyeahright August 2, 2016 at 12:19 PM #

    @ Balance

    Sometimes it is good to pause, stand back and take one’ s bearing – as you have done at 6.15 this morning,

    I will take my bearing from your name, rather from the definition of your name.

    “Balance noun 1. an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.”

    Here we are @ 2016 and like a nation in “ye olde castle”, besieged on all sides with political, social, economic and spiritual “demons” Between what Donna aptly calls “the Devil and Satan”

    Amused, did not, at least I think, did not identify with, nor condone and alleged amoral deviant sexual behaviour of Mugabe.

    He made a statement of fact where, saddled with Fumbles and Mugabe, he chose Fumbles (incredulously)

    But you do know Balance that, irrespective of the choice that we make, we will be faced by similar conflicts of conscience of either (a) choosing an inept government that is bereft of all ideas to bring us out of the economic malaise that we are in or (b) to bring in a default Prime Minister who some call brilliant, because of her ability to speak without a piece of paper, and tether our economic ship on a hope that Mugabe will do in 2017 what she was unable to do in 14 years.

    “It is what it is” becomes the clear statement that Amused is making as opposed to “I love the inept Fumbles” or “I dislike Mugabe the dictator”

    Having a leader and having a dictator are two different things like the Erdogan PowerPlay is displaying to the world as has the Pot Pot, Gang of Five and other similarly disposed characters have shown over the years.

    This is where we, a docile, donkey-ish people have come, so called literate peoples led by these types of characters, into the jaws of Hell

    Every 5 years we do the same thing over and over again and expect different results

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  48. ac August 2, 2016 at 12:41 PM #

    Why doesn/t blp misfits get it through their heads that Mia history has a long and astonishing tail of illegal activities when placed against Stuart shortcomings or failures in goverance
    The long and short of the stories when added shows an extension of failures from Mia years of being a govt minister attributed to social and economic legislation which is still affecting the country

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  49. Gabriel August 2, 2016 at 12:59 PM #

    Defalcation:-defection,shortcoming,fraudulent deficiency of money owing to breach of trust,misappropriation.
    At page 2 of his book,More Binding Than Marriage,Philip Nicholls wrote…..”I drown in the debt hanging over my head because of the defalcations of my two former partners Allan Watson and Joyce Griffith in not settling their dues to the Cottle Catford partnership that ended in December 2002.Their refusal in spite of a court judgement has been emboldened by the unscrupulous,erratic and callous antics of a man who for some time has boasted to all and sundry about his intentions to cause me ruin………In my mind just like any other criminal,he should be charged with aiding and abetting Allan and Delvina Watson and Joyce Griffith in the fleecing of the Client’s Accounts at Cottle Catford.”

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  50. Artax August 2, 2016 at 1:10 PM #

    The yard-fowls are at it again, exhibiting “political meandering.” They previously wrote the following about Mia Mottley:

    “ac February 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM #: Balance have you consider the woman vote those are the people that the note was intended for most men would not understand what it feels like to be MISTREATED PUBLICLY. But most WOMEN can IDENTIFY with her HUMILIATION and there is where the POWER of the VOTE LIES.”

    Perhaps by now writing: “The long and short of the stories when added shows an extension of failures from Mia years of being a govt minister attributed to social and economic legislation which is still affecting the country,” they are referring to a different Mia Mottley.

    BEWARE OF YARD FOWLS!!!!!!

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  51. ac August 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM #

    kuncklehead if u have a problem with my comments too bad as in both instances i spoke the truth with reference to the issue or a reply initiated by a response .
    So your ridiculous play card of presentation deeply steeped in political posturing is simply ridiculous

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  52. Artax August 2, 2016 at 11:22 PM #

    AC, you would not recognize the truth if it presented itself as a 2,000 pound boulder and hit you in the head.

    There has not been any fundamental changes in the on-going saga between Owen Arthur and Mia Mottley.

    You lot are just weak political yard-fowls thinking you are doing some great service to the DLP by trying desperately to represent the shiite party in this forum, when in actuality you are involved in a “presentation deeply steeped in political posturing, which is simply ridiculous” as you, your inane contributions and, by extension, the DLP.

    The ACs are the epitome of yard-fowls.

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  53. Amused August 3, 2016 at 3:13 AM #

    @Piece. You interpret me correctly. Seriously, but only for a moment as I find it impossible to be serious for too long – it takes too much energy. There are no strikes against FS’ honesty, no suggestions that he personally has ever had his snout in the public for personal gain, no evidence to impugn his personal integrity. On the other hand, he can, rightly, be accused of being distant, of not taking decisive action, etc. Mugabe, on the other hand, has a chequered history. One of bullying and intimidation, one of whips and teeth, one of being complicit in the appointment of her cousin, David Simmons, as chief justice, one of not tolerating or considering views contrary to her own. There is balance between the parties as to the appointment of unsatisfactory CJs. The Bs appointed Simmons and the Ds, Gibson. So, if you accuse one of impropriety, you have to accuse the other.

    So, faced with the choice of electing a chief executive, we are between the devil and the deep blue. It is either the honourable indecisive, or the fascist dictator. That really is all it boils down to, unless the BLP dumps the fascist wannabe dictator and appoints a new and inclusive leader who can cure the ills of a badly fractured party. In the prevailing circumstances, I opt for the honourable indecisive, for at least I know that my personal liberties, human and civic rights and the democratic process will be respected and I will not wake up in the middle of the night to find teeth and whips waiting for me outside my door.

    When the BLP under the influence of OSA gave Mugabe the push, she, uncharacteristically, responded with true dignity and this continued for a lamentably short time, until likely her whoever had been coaching her decided they had had enough and she reverted to type. You have no idea how this saddened me, since I have always been a BLP supporter. However, the BLP I supported does not exist any longer under the leadership of Mugabe and I have great fears for the rights of citizens if a BLP under the leadership and control of Mugabe is voted in.

    In the last election, I went D, because of the B’s irresponsible, spend-thrift manifesto. Unless there is another leader of the B’s for the next election, I will vote D again, because of the possibility of a dictatorship, with whips and teeth. Trust me, it is far better to have honourable indecisive caretaker, than a Mugabe in the making and a split party where MPs are either expelled or forced to leave under the threats of whipping or teeth or both.

    Now that is my position to which I am entitled, as all others are entitled to their positions and their right to vote their consciences. So no one try to enter into argument with me, because I will not respond. After all, this, to me at least, is common sense, not rocket science and the solution is solely in the hands of the BLP membership if they want my vote. And if they do not vote Mugabe out as leader, it will, to me, be evidence that the BLP has been infiltrated by Mugabe’s version of the brown shirts and are simply waiting until same brown shirts can be let loose on an executive in power. And if you think the excesses of certain of FS’ cabinet and MPs is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    I am almost convinced that the comments made by Inniss that are the subject of this report are merely political posturing, a jumping on the bandwagon of public opinion that has been educated by BU’s in-depth investigative reporting and nothing more, like the pre-election claims of FOI. It is up to Minister Inniss and the government to persuade me otherwise by taking decisive action long overdue. The first step in my view is to get rid of the Chief Justice – he is not fit for purpose, so simply correct your error and, PM, you haver abundant grounds of misconduct. One step at a time. And that is the first step.

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  54. balance August 3, 2016 at 5:21 AM #

    “Amused August 3, 2016 at 3:13 AM #

    @Piece. You interpret me correctly. Seriously, but only for a moment as I find it impossible to be serious for too long – it takes too much energy. There are no strikes against FS’ honesty, no suggestions that he personally has ever had his snout in the public for personal gain, no evidence to impugn his personal integrity”

    i am on record here as saying that Mr Stuart sorry Mr Sarge Prime Minister Mr Stuart is an affable gentleman but Mr Amused am i reading the above correctly given Prime MInister Stuart’s unequivocal support to proven not alleged shady person like Mr P arris and Mr Carrington and the blatant lie he told to the people of Barbados until exposed by BU with respect to the Cahill fiasco.

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  55. watchman August 3, 2016 at 7:17 AM #

    @ Amused
    You need HELP

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  56. Amused August 3, 2016 at 8:05 AM #

    @balance. The object of a functional press is to hold the government to account. If the government, for whatever reason, fails to do proper due diligence, then it falls to a responsible press to do it for them and let everyone know. In Barbados, we have only one organ of responsible press and that is BU, which, in my experience, whatever the blogmaster’s personal beliefs, never fails to respect all views. Especially in the UK, a functional press has been responsible for exposing a lot of serious or potentially serious government miscalculations or misinformation and so BU is doing its job in Barbados. Yet, there has only been one suggestion from either side of the House that blogs should be controlled and it did not come from FS, but from Mugabe. And that is deeply concerning and directly contrary to Latin American accords to which Barbados is a signatory and to the clear policy of the USA government as stated by Secretary of State Clinton. I would remind you also of the Munroe Doctrine (and if you do not know what that is, look it up online) and the fact that Barbados’ currency is index-linked to the US dollar, which makes the doctrine stronger, also the fact that we solicit (and receive) aid and investment from the USA and Canada, both of which frown mightily on both whips and teeth.

    So, instead of trying to divert and change my opinions, your time would be far better and more productively spent in identifying a viable and acceptable successor to Mugabe who could work in the public interest to form a cohesive and viable opposition and then promoting this person both privately and publicly through, in part, BU. As I have said, if you manage this and I agree with your choice, I will then happily switch my allegiances and vote. Otherwise, don’t waste my time or yours.

    On the subject of BU being the sole responsible press organ in Barbados, you need go no further than the BT article linked in this report. All the BT “reporter” (and I use the term in its loosest possible sense) had done is to cobble together the comments of Minister Inniss and the silly response of Ms Weekes, but has signally failed to question or impugn either party, based on solid, investigative journalism. That has been left to BU, as usual, to highlight just how similar problems have been handled in other countries. I have read online in today’s Daily Mail that the SRA has stepped in in a matter of alleged abuse of legal aid in England and Wales and will likely close the law firm concerned and strike off the senior partner and others, almost entirely due to a press campaign conducted by the Daily Mail. If that ever happens in Barbados, I am prepared to bet that it will be BU that has conducted the campaign.

    Now, do you think that Minister Inniss’ comments were right, or wrong? Are you going to consider the ramifications and benefits (or otherwise) of what he said? Or are you just going to snipe at me and indulge in political yard-fowlism so as to avoid apportioning credit to a party or politician that you do not support or like? In other words, are you going to be a part of the myriad problems which will likely endure no matter who is in office, or actively seek and promote eventual solutions, solutions that do not infringe of our rights and democracy? A flawed democracy even with alleged pornography publication, I can take; but a dictatorship with whips and teeth, I cannot and will not support. The ball is in your court. You can get @watchman to help you.

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  57. Gabriel August 3, 2016 at 9:14 AM #

    @Watchman
    Persons such as you refer to,are addicted to hypocrisy of the highest order.He is beyond needing help.A rotting,stinking carcass no doubt experiencing a resurrection from Westbury cemetery.Fukcvr.

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  58. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI August 3, 2016 at 9:21 AM #

    @ Amused

    Nothing will come of Pornville’s pronouncements regarding regulating the legal fraternity.
    Pornville may be arrogant and have a puffed up sense of his own importance, but he is not an idiot. Relatively speaking.

    Pornville understands that he gets “points” for shouting about the legal community to the general public but, to actually do something about it is to bring the active ire of 1000+ lawyers.

    Pornville understands that who they wil, if vexed, prosecute a campaign against him that he, since he is part of the “board dickey” brigade, the “all talk and no action” group, would loose.

    People, in the rank and file, average bajans, are not privy to, nor do they care about, what PM Arthur shared with an restricted group about Mugabe.

    Hindsight being 20/20, one can understand why though.

    As you said, the prospect of “waking a night and having teeth and whips waiting outside your door”, caused him to restrain Mugabe, what other option did he have? Was exposing her an option? seriously was destroying the BLP an option? and in that option was destroying the country an option?

    Ironically, the very thing that OSA sought to safeguard, the reputation of Barbados as a democracy, an exemplar of a democratically elected government, has been destroyed by these other nitwits.

    These are not despots in the classic Mao Zedong sense, but fecundities of such paucity of mind that OSA safeguards the reputation from dictator and secret police and taped conversations of ALL CITIZENS, INCLUDING PRIME MINISTER and Lime management complicity, and powerful sniper weapons disappearing through the disturbing intervention of the Office of the Commissioner of Police and we have another set of dufuses who have destroyed our financial reputation

    Two statuses democracy intact but failed state at 50 years of independence OR despot Mugabe in charge, Brown Shirts at our doors, Agard Extremism en vogue and untested economic policies?

    We are screwed aren’t we?

    We bajans are educated BUT WE ARE NOT SMART and like Artaxerxes said while speaking of legion about that 2,000 lbs Boulder “even if the brown shirt dictatorship that Mugabe intends were to appear as 2500 AK 47s in the series of bunkers at plantations/strategic locations island wide” as long as we can wuk up at Kadooment the following year, who gives a shy*e?

    Owen reeled her in because and the options presented were very straightforward “stop or …”

    How many people in Barbados see Mugabe, Amused? Seriously!!

    Let me give a hypothetical Amused. Say the first staccato of AK47 bullets goes off, all uh we brekking for the safety of our houses. We will crouch there until our need to find food brings us out to the supermarkets which will themselves be unsure as to whether to open.

    Remember this is a hypothetical scenario enacted on a 166 sq. mi. country whose economy is hypothetically based on tourism and financial services. The hypothetical is presents a number of “unmanageables” doesn’t it?

    Simply put. Disorder and disruption which not one can rule over, not even Mugabe!!

    But what if we do not use overt despotism with extremes, Amused?

    Let me then describe a “limited scope” despotism, which prescribes putting all your people in various positions? Head of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, the Police, the Ports, Telecommunications companies, remember that the chairman of the board still controls the General manager, the Trade Unions, the Credit unions and, pretty soon, as per the observations of De Word, add in a few lock ups, lawsuits, disappearances euphemisms for extrajudicial killings, a la ever enthusiastic Royal Barbados Police Force and we arrive at despotic rule, in whatever form or fashion

    This is the Mugabe that a few of us see, the one that Owen reigned in, for a short while, whom he released from his control, during his unwise knight’s gambit ef up, and whom we, as piece uh draughts players, with no knowledge of chess, are seeing the resurgence of our own brown shirt brigade wearing white.

    Fecundities one side and Mugabe the other.

    @ Balance

    I borrowed this image below from the Internet to ask you this question.

    As one looks at the chart below, from left to right, and it dawns on one that these teardrops are lives we are talking about, I just wanted to know if the despot on the left was “less despotic” than the on on far right? given the ratio of his numbers?

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  59. Hants August 3, 2016 at 9:47 AM #

    Detention ?

    A PROMINENT ATTORNEY AT LAW is claiming that a number of “high-profile persons of interest” were held by police over the busy Crop Over weekend as a guise in an effort to maintain law and order between last weekend’s Foreday Morning Jam, and Monday’s Grand Kadooment.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/84123/days-custody#sthash.TD5Ud5Cn.dpuf

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  60. Amused August 3, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

    @Piece. Cannot disagree with a single word.

    @Hants. Not knowing the names of those arrested, am not able to comment. However, reflect that “high profile” has a very large application and the presence in the whole mix of Andrew Pilgrim (for whom I have the highest respect and admiration) would tend to suggest that “high profile” might mean that they have either been charged or investigated on some criminal charges. The world right now is a very unsettled place, with killings in Europe and the Middle East and in the good old US of A. Security forces worldwide are on special alert and unwilling to take any chances. So, if Andrew’s “high profile” clients are as I suspect they are and the Police, on good grounds, determined that they might be a security breach and cause public harm, then the Police will have acted preventatively. So, until Andrew names these people and the Police identify their grounds, we should all reserve our opinions. After all, none of us, either for ourselves or our families or, indeed, anyone, want to be harmed. I wonder if the Nation has itself investigated to establish the identities of those held, or are they, as usual, merely regurgitating what they are told without question or further enquiry. Maybe a member of the BU family would like to identify those held for us. In any case, “as a guise” is an allegation that has to be proved in law.

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  61. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI August 3, 2016 at 10:19 AM #

    By the way I commenced typing this at 5 and ended this at almost 10 a.m.

    The pauses.

    You know something Amused?

    If you or I were people who sucked pooch then we could come here and apply our lips liberally to Fumbles and his asses asses, (there has to be some profoundness in that triple configuration of asses)

    Or if we were men who sucked balls and board doggies we could equally suck Mugabe s augmented parts and not worry about it (speaking of which I was just wondering tangentially, if you as a man were to kiss a dildo would that make you a pretend homosexual?, just a quirk od the mind Amused, I mean it isn’t a real one is it?)

    The problem that we face is being who we are, men with balls or for my fairer comrades in arms women with parts best not named here.

    The man who runs BU has political affiliations BUT HE DOES NOT LET THOSE AFFILIATIONS COMPLEXION THE TASK!!!

    And this is why BU continues to be what it is, irrespective of all the attempts to silence it, and there are many…and David King stands there Aloneeeeee!

    So who rather what are we? What is our role? We cannon fodder? Here today yet by this evening gone, like the designer of the Kadooment band on Monday, gone forever..

    Why must me fight and more importantly What do we stand to lose in this fight?

    Barbados.

    Pornville speaks to what is a necessity, Barbados having a SRA.

    Pornville WILL NOT BRING THAT SRA INTO BEING, we all know this but the construct of which he speaks duplicitously MUST BE BROUGHT INTO BEING else our country’s legal system will slip deeper into serious disrepute.

    Pornville will not do it.

    And Mugabe WILL NOT DO IT EITHER!!

    They had 8 years and Mugabe had 14 and Amused, “by their works, ye shall know them…”

    And I doan know bout you but, as for me Mugabe in addition to falsifying their assets during that HoA fiasco, and teifing tings dem, syrup, and inflations in US currency, well if dem was a teif in relatively small tings Amused, when you get de purse strings of a cuntry, whu you going do?

    You start after a while to feel like a clitoris Amused surrounded on all sides by the lips of a fecundity, the DLP pun one side and the Troika on the side and every day looka what they doing to us

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  62. watchman August 3, 2016 at 2:17 PM #

    @ Amused

    you have ONE vote and a mind capacity of flaws that get you up at 3 am, seek HELP,

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  63. balance August 4, 2016 at 6:03 AM #

    “Amused August 3, 2016 at 8:05 AM #

    @balance. The object of a functional press is to hold the government to account. If the government, for whatever reason, fails to do proper due diligence, then it falls to a responsible press to do it for them and let everyone know. In Barbados, we have only one organ of responsible press and that is BU, which, in my experience, whatever the blogmaster’s personal beliefs, never fails to respect all views.”

    But in the Bu forum you are holding only Ms Mottley to account for her ALLEGED sins and giving Mr Stuart a pass for his PROVEN sins to wit misleading the people who reposed trust and confidence in him to lead. Ms Mottley has not yet been afforded that opportunity so you ought to hold Mr Stuart to a higher standard. I await your beating as you continue to stumble in your illogic.

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  64. Gabriel August 4, 2016 at 7:42 AM #

    Philip Nicholls in his book More Binding Than Marriage ‘traces the events that led to the closure of one of the oldest firms in the island because of the refusal of his former partners to repay the nearly three million dollars they have been charged by the courts with owing to the partnership’.Allan Watson and Joyce Griffith are identified in the book as those partners.
    Delvina Watson,wife of Allan Watson is also identified as the third person accused of fleecing the Client Accounts of Cottle Catford.

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