Caswell Franklyn, Unity Workers Union

The Caswell Franklyn Column – Government Shows Contempt for Ordinary Worker

Recently, a bill to amend the Constitution failed to muster the necessary two-thirds majority to ensure its passage in the House of Assembly. If that bill were enacted, the compulsory retirement age of persons, holding the offices of Auditor-General and Director of Public Prosecutions, would have been increased from 62 to 67 years of age.

As I understand it, both parties support the idea of increasing the retirement age for those two office holders, in order to bring them in line with the stated policy for the rest of the public service. So why did the amendment fail? The simple answer is that even though the Opposition did not oppose the amendment in principle, its members abstained thereby depriving the bill of the twenty votes needed to ensure its passage.

I did not listen to the debate, and am therefore forced to rely solely on media reports. I would prefer to rely on Hansard (the official verbatim report of proceedings in parliament). Unfortunately, October 24, 2011 was the last time Hansard was published in the Official Gazette and that was the report of the proceedings that took place on October 16, 2007. I am told that in England, the parliament that we mimic, Hansard is available the day after the debate. But I digress, this is a topic for another time.

A sensible government would not have proceeded with that debate unless it was assured of the numbers to pass the bill. Mind you, media reports suggested that the Opposition had communicated to the Government, in advance of the debate, that it was not going to support the amendment at that time, even though it had no quarrel with the object of the bill.

As I understand it, the BLP reasoned that Government’s priorities were misplaced. Why rush to parliament to pass legislation that would benefit only two persons, when Government needed to clarify the law it claims allows it to retire all other public service workers at 60 years?

There was no rush: both incumbents are 58 years old and to benefit them that legislation could have been brought to the House any time in the next four years. But it seems that Government is trashing around to find business to put before the House because it has a very poor legislative agenda.

The Barbados Labour Party took some abuse, from the Government and from its former leader the Right Honourable Owen Arthur, for its stance on the amendment. The criticisms from Government, though puerile, were expected. On the other hand, the criticisms or abuse by Mr. Arthur did more to diminish him in the eyes of the public than any effect it would have had on the recipient.

To my mind, his apparent dislike of the Opposition Leader has so consumed him that it is rendering his contributions in the House to be irrational. If he feels so strongly that Ms Mottley is unfit to assume the high office of Prime Minister, he has a duty to be forthcoming with the people he once led. His continued venomous attacks on her without more make it appear as though, hell hath no fury like Owen Arthur scorned. Again, I digress.

Over the years, I have been relentless in my criticism of the BLP for being a labour party in name only. This time the Opposition, by abstaining to vote, has finally stood up for the workers of this country.

Last year, Government forced several workers, at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, to retire at 60 years of age. It even went to court to vigorously defend its right to do so. And while that decision is pending, it had the unashamed temerity to introduce a bill that would have seen the retirement age of two persons increased from 62 to 67.

Like the Opposition, I am beseeching Government to look out for the best interests of all Barbadians and not just a privileged few.

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60 Comments on “The Caswell Franklyn Column – Government Shows Contempt for Ordinary Worker”

  1. David August 7, 2016 at 6:36 AM #

    Denis Kellman reaction to one of his own recruited for the HR job at the ministry of Housing. What a place!

    Denis Kellman

    20 hrs ·

    Deception , lying and nepotism are words that are causing me great pain. Once I have signed off and instructed, I have expectations. I did what was legally requested of me and that was to approve. I told everybody that because she was a Kellman it does not mean that she was related to me, but she was wife to my nephew who is 3rd vice president of the NUPW. Is the union saying that their members family cannot be employed bin the public service? I will do a survey of the premise. Am I to believe that I am doing a crime in ensuring that we restructure and make NHC efficient to protect jobs. My pedigree does not allow me to go into the gutter too. As a fisherman I know how to deal with blue peter and lion sharks. If I were employing my wife or son I could understand, but the charge that my relatives who are qualified for jobs cannot be employed is unconstitutional and should be protected by all unions. The charge that the position was advertised is a decision that was made by the previous Government and was not challenged by the union. They have issued some statements and concerns that I have asked the chairman to investigate because they were not informed. So I expect the chairman to have an urgent meeting to understands their grievances, because all positions of acting brought to me were approved including the compensation packages and they were only 2 including Miss BLACKMAN. If the union have made request of management that the board is not aware then they need to speak to the board. I have no problem employing any body from the NUPW OR AFFILIATED TO THEM.MInister

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  2. Donna August 7, 2016 at 7:18 AM #

    Oh Lord!

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  3. Donna August 7, 2016 at 7:25 AM #

    I have to stand behind the Opposition in this matter. If the position was that the Government needed to reassess its priorities, if the intention was to make such a point then their actions were not puerile but logical.

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  4. Well Well & Consequences August 7, 2016 at 7:27 AM #

    Kellman is a joke, if the female is his nephew’s wife as is being reported in the press which he vehement deniee, although it’s known to be true as he has nie admitted, what does he call that.

    It is nepotism.

    Jeez. …the low level intellect of the ministers is amazing…but it highlights all the faults in the voters, who actually believe them to be intelligent leaders.

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  5. Well Well & Consequences August 7, 2016 at 7:37 AM #

    “As I understand it, the BLP reasoned that Government’s priorities were misplaced. Why rush to parliament to pass legislation that would benefit only two persons, when Government needed to clarify the law it claims allows it to retire all other public service workers at 60 years?

    That is a serious indictment resonating on the ministers in parliament. …why does Fruendel and his Fools insist on foisting a corrupt DPP on the Barbados taxpayer until he reaches the age of 67….9 more years of cirrupt practices, 9 more years of an inefficient court system and compromised judiciary..,, why, what is wrong with Fruendel.

    Why did Fruendel not take care of this problem in the nearly 10 years he had to do so.

    The government is not credible…too much deceit.

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  6. Well Well & Consequences August 7, 2016 at 7:39 AM #

    BTW…..Kellman tried to pull a fast one by employing his nephew’s wife, tried to deny the relationship and got caught…lol

    Let me hear the ACs pimps try to justify that slimy move.

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  7. Violet C Beckles August 7, 2016 at 7:54 AM #

    Nasty bunch of Crooks,

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  8. Bush Tea August 7, 2016 at 8:15 AM #

    @ Caswell
    A sensible government would not have proceeded with that debate unless it was assured of the numbers to pass the bill.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Duhh!!!

    …again you are playing the donkey…
    Why make reference to a ‘sensible’ government …when talking about Froon’s bunch of jackasses? …are you just jerking our strings?

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  9. pieceuhderockyeahright August 7, 2016 at 8:21 AM #

    @ Mr Franklyn.

    This will be my second time commenting on this matter of Leigh Trotmam Auditor General and DPP Leacock

    You cannot be serious that these men are just 58!!

    Then sir this is a more serious matter that it appears on the surface.

    This is security of tenure being afforded a specific person, NOTHING ELSE, AND IT IS NOT FOR TWO PERSONS, THIS IS FOR ONE PERSON.

    Which one?

    Why is this obvious bribe being pushed with such alacrity?

    And in that comes the answer or does it?

    The Auditor General Trotman does his job religiously, every single year and be it BLP or DLP he comments of both sets of malfeasance

    What could have happened during the term of the DLP that would require his appeasement?

    Concurrently we have a DPP of whom it is purported that the only work he does is to drive his golf club into the ball down the fairing or wherever you drive a golf ball

    The DPP prosecutes matters and, depending on who is to be prosecuted, it may seem more likely that the immediacy of the legal matter might have necessitated a de facto bribe and scratch your back configuration to soften the target.

    Being caught teifing money seems not to phase these BDLP ministers but evidence of involvement in crime against the person would seem a more feasible circumstance to enact such security of tenure.

    Forgive me Mr Franklyn it is these anomalies which cause de ole man to start thinking why would you push a failed amendment UNLESS YOU NEEDE TO SHOW A SPECIFIC PARTY THE LENGHT TO WHICH YOU WERE PREPARED TO GO AND HOPE THAT HE RECIPROCATES, even though he did not get his part of the bargain.

    Whu you think?

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  10. HAMILTON A HILL August 7, 2016 at 8:35 AM #

    In another blog opposition member Dale Marshall queried whether Minister Dennis Kellman was the Bajan equivalent of Donald Trump. Like the Republican faithful is putting distance between themselves and Donald Trump, hard core bees led by the strategically placed Glyne Murray are doing the same to Mia Mottley. Voice recognition is not that difficult so I do know of what I speak. This arrogant bunch that boldly announced ” we doing things we way” chose not to respond to a letter that merely informed of certain reservations held by the opposition, and a request for further dialogue. They played right into the opposition’s hands and as bad bowling should be punished Mia went to town on them, twenty twenty style. Recognizing that this hot button topic was sure to resonate with John Public a bitter, vengeful and hate driven old buzzard name Owen Arthur attempted to stem an onslaught that was hatched from a combination of unbridled arrogance and inexperience, and simply had nothing to do with him. On this very site Prodigal and others took me to task for saying this a few years ago. Owen Seymour Arthur is a bitter and spiteful old man fueled by hate. Hate is as potent as acid. It destroys the object on which it is poured, as well as the vessel in which it is stored. Not long now before Owen proves my point for me.

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  11. Jonge August 7, 2016 at 8:40 AM #

    Don’t be too hard on Kellman….. even in a very shallow puddle he would be out of his depth. Not very smart this dude is.

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  12. Caswell Franklyn August 7, 2016 at 9:06 AM #

    Bushie

    I am not saying that this Government is sensible ( there’s too much evidence out there to prove that they are not sensible). I was merely trying to show how idiotic they are by suggesting what a sensible Government would do.

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  13. Donna August 7, 2016 at 9:08 AM #

    The first time I heard Kellman speak I knew he was an idiot.

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  14. Anonymice - TheGazer August 7, 2016 at 9:09 AM #

    @Caswell
    As always, well written.

    However, this time you left me with a question.
    Why did the government proceed with this course of action? Did they expect a split within the opposition?
    Surely, they did their calculations and felt that a win was possible.

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  15. Bush Tea August 7, 2016 at 9:09 AM #

    LOL @ Caswell
    Bushie knows your intent…
    Just wanted to pull YOUR string a bit….

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  16. Caswell Franklyn August 7, 2016 at 9:14 AM #

    Anonymice

    It is difficult to analyse a fool and when you have 16 sitting together it is well nigh impossible to figure out what they are doing.

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  17. Bush Tea August 7, 2016 at 9:15 AM #

    @ TheGazer
    Why did the government proceed with this course of action?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Skippa… the WHOLE point about being an ‘idiot’ is that logic DOES NOT APPLY.

    The DLP proceeded because they are IDIOTS.
    …same reason they proceeded re CAHILL
    …same reason CLICO remains unresolved
    …same with Maloney cement /flour mix
    …same why they keep giving Bizzy money
    …same with Sandals
    …same with the latest Hyatt scam…

    IDIOTS… pure and simple.

    @ Donna
    The first time I heard Kellman speak I knew he was an idiot.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    First time Bushie saw the corner where he had just passed….🙂

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  18. Artax August 7, 2016 at 9:18 AM #

    @ Bushie

    Hahahahahahahahaha

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  19. Donna August 7, 2016 at 9:32 AM #

    Bushie,

    I have never been present at such a corner.

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  20. Gabriel August 7, 2016 at 1:05 PM #

    I still think Kellman retarded,big time.I think the ‘onliest’ body that think anything positive of Leacock is Elliot Belgrave.He likes to think he is responsible for Leacock becoming DPP.Sorry bunch.All wunna doing is embarrassing buhbaydus.

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  21. David August 7, 2016 at 1:18 PM #

    On a sidenote, didn’t Belgrave have an unflattering record during his time on the bench?

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  22. HAMILTON A HILL August 7, 2016 at 2:52 PM #

    These heifers have just allocated seven million tax dollars to an independence celebration. Ostensibly this money paves the path that links fifty years of independence to the reelection for three terms of rotten DLP leadership. All the while jack ass bajans who are still waiting on tax refunds that are years old, waiting on maternity benefits owed for children who are now a couple years old as well, yet to receive funds owed through redundancy are content to come out in their numbers to support a cricket match between who? A combination of elected black stooges masquerading as celebrity players, mixed with a set of lions whose only conquest is the minds of poor black bajans. To think that such passes as the new normal………….Malik boy you was on point…we really looking for cup!

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  23. Prodigal Son August 7, 2016 at 3:04 PM #

    @HAMILTON A HILL August 7, 2016 at 8:35 AM #

    ……………………”They played right into the opposition’s hands and as bad bowling should be punished Mia went to town on them, twenty twenty style. Recognizing that this hot button topic was sure to resonate with John Public a bitter, vengeful and hate driven old buzzard name Owen Arthur attempted to stem an onslaught that was hatched from a combination of unbridled arrogance and inexperience, and simply had nothing to do with him. On this very site Prodigal and others took me to task for saying this a few years ago. Owen Seymour Arthur is a bitter and spiteful old man fueled by hate. Hate is as potent as acid. It destroys the object on which it is poured, as well as the vessel in which it is stored. Not long now before Owen proves my point for me”………………
    ……………………………………………..

    Hammie,

    At this point, I have to ask for your forgiveness.

    OSA has fallen out of grace in my eyes. I am now on the same page as you! I beg your pardon.

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  24. Prodigal Son August 7, 2016 at 3:28 PM #

    @Caswell

    …………….”A sensible government would not have proceeded with that debate unless it was assured of the numbers to pass the bill. Mind you, media reports suggested that the Opposition had communicated to the Government, in advance of the debate, that it was not going to support the amendment at that time, even though it had no quarrel with the object of the bill.”
    ………………………………………….

    Therein lies the problem.

    This cabinet is made up of a bunch of jackasses. The problem is that they do not know that they are and the worst government we have ever had in this country. We thought Sandi was the worse and we never thought that along would come another DLP government that would be worse than him..

    Bringing this bill to the House although the Opposition told them that they could not support the bill at this time, not only shows how arrogant they are but also cocky. They believe the garbage that they generate minutely at the George Street gossip machine that the BLP is fractured and the leader has no support. So armed with this knowledge, they put it to the test and lost big time.

    All like now, they dems are still smarting from that defeat………..so much so Fumble went after William Duguid like nobody’s business and Duguid put him in his place…….boom!

    We follow the Westminister form of government………….the PM brought an amendment to the constitution and it failed, should the PM not have resigned?

    Look at what David Cameron did a few weeks ago!

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  25. David August 7, 2016 at 3:38 PM #

    Actually what was distasteful was the PM’s contribution to the debate. He pretty much stated he was not begging anybody on that side to support the amendment which had to be brought because the leader of the opposition and then AG made an error. You cant make this stuff up.

    On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 7:28 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

    >

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  26. Caswell Franklyn August 7, 2016 at 3:39 PM #

    Prodigal Son

    This is where we must part company. They must know that they constitute the worst political administration since 1627. Nobody can be this bad and not know it. This is like saying that a man, who lost his sight in his adult years, does not know that he is blind.

    Pray tell me do you think that Kellman is unaware of his idiocy.

    Sent from my iPad

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  27. Colonel Buggy August 7, 2016 at 4:05 PM #

    Lets wait and wait and wait and waitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt and see how Mr Kellman’s boss will handle this?

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  28. Colonel Buggy August 7, 2016 at 4:18 PM #

    The 51.28% of the electorate who vote them into power at the last general election,are still telling this lot at constituency branch meetings, that they are the best government Barbados ever had. And these also include those in New York, especially.
    Even the past stalwarts, like the recently departed Sir Frederick, by not speaking out,has given this administration their seals of approval.

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  29. Gabriel August 7, 2016 at 4:21 PM #

    @David
    Belgrave did not impress on the bench.He got involved in the matters before him and was accused as prosecuting from ‘where he sat’.Litigants knew that was his weakness and always led evidence that would encourage his interference and on appeal his judgements were invariably overturned or dismissed.
    @Prodigal
    I know how you feel about OSA as I had a positive opinion of his stewardship but have become turned off by his deception and bombast.Its unbecoming of such intelligence or so we thought.He is beyond help and should leave graciously with what dignity he has left.

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  30. David August 7, 2016 at 4:26 PM #

    OSA will not leave before the next general election because his aim is to give MAM hell. There will be a lot of popcorn moments.

    >

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  31. Gabriel August 7, 2016 at 4:31 PM #

    Can anyone point to anything Sleepy did that advanced the fortunes of Barbados?

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  32. HAMILTON A HILL August 7, 2016 at 5:27 PM #

    Can anyone point to anything Sleepy did that advanced the fortunes of Barbados?
    In relation to Barbados I cannot say….. where St Michael South Central is concerned NOT ONE EFFING THING. Oh and please don’t call to cuss me, use this forum to dispute my claim that there was not a damn difference between the representation of Sir Frederick Gladstone Smith and that of Sir Richard Christopher Haynes. Piss poor to say the least .

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  33. Gabriel August 7, 2016 at 5:32 PM #

    A power outage last night.So far two power outages today.Emera sending a message.

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  34. Gabriel August 7, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

    Hamilton
    I am of the opinion that Sleepy did nothing for the people of this country but wanted to be seen as a gorilliphant whose last expressed desire was to be named Governor General.Bah!

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  35. Well Well & Consequences August 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM #

    They are all consumed with shit titles given to them by the UK…which has absolutely no substance.

    They were educated to be illiterate…the whole lot of them are mere laughing stocks who take their own bullshit much too seriously.

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  36. BaJan boy August 7, 2016 at 8:54 PM #

    @Hamilton Hill I don’t think any one blind ,deaf or otherwise challenged could miss the ignorance that is feeble Glyne Murray. His voice alone smacks turn off in the face and as he espouses the agenda of OSA just as Maria did his under skirt is dirty and showing. David Ellis pick him at VOB for one purpose and purpose only and he is sticking to his mandate. His mandate is to curse the BLP and by extension diplomatically undermine and abuse Mia making his two master feel a sense of achievement.
    We waste a lot of time on Freundel Stuart when bajans think very little of him. He is a lazy SOB who did little or no work as a practicing attorney and kept his clients files for upward of ten years and more. Many of the cases were subsequently dismissed because of his lazy indifferent ass. He has carried the same stinking attitude to the highly responsible and respected post of PM and with disregard for people has totally destroyed our country.
    Check and see how much money Leroy Parris paid him and after he and Thompson get their guts full of CLICO money Hal Gollop get what left.
    The BLP must be credited for looking after the masses while they look after the asses. Kellman and the whole bunch.

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  37. Old Baje August 7, 2016 at 8:59 PM #

    I admired Sleepy’s frankness when dealing with dishonest lawyers on his call-in show.

    And I never heard any accusations of corruption which I guess is an achievement by today’s standards.

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  38. David August 7, 2016 at 9:06 PM #

    @Bajan Boy

    Ellis is not a favorite of OSA so what is your point?

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  39. Prodigal Son August 7, 2016 at 9:58 PM #

    @ Gabriel

    What hurts is that OSA was the first one to call this DLP bunch a pack of wild boys and how he could side with them and vote with them is beyond comprehension.

    OSA would do well to walk away in order to save what is left of his legacy. Attacking MAM every time the House meets only makes him look small and petty. His hatred for her is eating away his soul. What impresses me is that she does not respond to him, that must enrage him even more.

    How sad!

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  40. BaJan boy August 8, 2016 at 6:00 AM #

    @David they have the same agenda and they will both use any means necessary and Glyne Murray is the means. He is weak and broke and will please both masters for little or nothing..
    .

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  41. David August 8, 2016 at 6:06 AM #

    So far on air he obviously tries to be balance or should we say impartial. Like any human being he will have his hotspots.

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  42. Bush Tea August 8, 2016 at 7:49 AM #

    @ David
    Seriously!!
    Glyne Murray should be the very last person hosting a call-in show. Shiite man, he stumbles, mumbles, distracts, and rambles. It is actually quite sickening.

    Bushie could not care less if he bashes Mia or Froon …or if he supports Arthur or Obama – he DOES NOT HAVE A RADIO PERSONALITY…..(although he went to a good school… ha ha ha)

    Hopefully Dennis J will be back to bring some professionalism to Brass Tacks now that the Crap-Over shiite is finally over…
    …if we are lucky, he will even ease up on the emotionalism when he comes back…🙂

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  43. Well Well & Consequences August 8, 2016 at 7:58 AM #

    “We waste a lot of time on Freundel Stuart when bajans think very little of him. He is a lazy SOB who did little or no work as a practicing attorney and kept his clients files for upward of ten years and more. Many of the cases were subsequently dismissed because of his lazy indifferent ass. He has carried the same stinking attitude to the highly responsible and respected post of PM and with disregard for people has totally destroyed our country.”

    This is the onky thing I have ever heard people who know Fruendel very well say he is any good for…..

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  44. Well Well & Consequences August 8, 2016 at 7:59 AM #

    No wonder Fruendel does not think getting rid of corruption is important enough to achieve the real development of the country.

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  45. Bush Tea August 8, 2016 at 8:17 AM #

    While everything we say about Froon is true …and probably even understated, we should refer to Isaiah 3 to understand what we are REALLY facing.
    In short, we are saddled with an idiot BECAUSE we (as a people) have lost our way. So perhaps we are focussing on the wrong ‘solution’ …in seeking to improve on Froon- while maintaining our lost ways….

    The answer lies within us – and actually requires a level of RIGHTEOUS leadership to restore us to our rightful path ….and away from the UNAVOIDABLE consequences of unrighteousness. Wunna people fail to appreciate the VALUE of a man like Caswell…

    “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

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  46. David August 8, 2016 at 8:45 AM #

    Thank you Bush Tea. We the people elect our leaders from the people.

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  47. Gabriel August 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM #

    I recognized Murray’s many shortcomings from the time he made his VOB debut.His is not a radio personality,he is a very,very poor reader,he stammers,mumbles and ties himself up in knots with his own views.He should stick to written articles but which I hasten to add I would not read.He is at his worse when reading.I say again,the man is a pussy.If he is trying to defend OSA and be critical of MAM,he is doing a hatchet job of it.He,too,is past his ‘sell by’ date.OSA will not be back.

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  48. Past Zone August 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

    In the final analysis it is OSA who is most to blame for the present terrible state of Barbados, financial and socially. Had he not wanted to PM again for his own selfish reasons in 2010 when he removed Mia and thereby killing the BLP’s chances, the DLP would have been booted out of office as was deserved.

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  49. balance August 8, 2016 at 10:34 AM #

    Past Zone August 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM # In the final analysis it is OSA who is most to blame for the present terrible state of Barbados, financial and socially. Had he not wanted to PM again for his own selfish reasons in 2010 when he removed Mia and thereby killing the BLP’s chances, the DLP would have been booted out of office as was deserved.

    Very true but he had this foolish notion somewhere in the back of his head that what Barrow did he could do too.

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  50. Hamilton Hill August 8, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    @ Grabriel.. Don’t be so sure that Owen is done. He is driven to frustrate the rise of Mia Mottley, and he is being ably assisted from within.

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  51. Retribution-things that make me go hum! August 8, 2016 at 11:38 AM #

    I will reinterate; unless right thinking Bajans put politics and self aside and PUSH these “educated idiots” out of office we have to put up with whatever their do. The attitude was there from the time they were voted in, (No one is going to tell us how to do things) as usual we decided to ignore and be distracted by the turn of events of the day.

    Tired of all the talking!!!

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  52. Retribution-things that make me go hum! August 8, 2016 at 11:41 AM #

    @Hamilton, he, OA is going about it the wrong way.

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  53. Past Zone August 8, 2016 at 12:12 PM #

    Between now and the next general elections Mia will respond to OSA only once and once will be enough to end a ideas he might be harbouring of returning. Remember Mia is from the same generation as DT and is therefore unlikely to show much restraint when she sets about to destroy him fully and finally.

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  54. Gabriel August 8, 2016 at 3:18 PM #

    When the next GE is called the way will be clear for MAM to show her leadership qualities.Unless OSA mounts the DLP platform,his contribution to the outcome will be negligible.Remember,in politics, we are dealing with the art of manipulation of the possible.

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  55. But Will Call August 8, 2016 at 3:42 PM #

    OSA will not be allowed to mount the DLP platform
    without ‘details’ emerging as all of things which
    transpired pre 2008.

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  56. Observing August 9, 2016 at 7:45 AM #

    @BWC, balance, gabriel, PZ and HH
    Interesting commentary re. next elections and the OSA impact. Regardless, the people will decide as they did last time

    @Caswell
    Just read my paper and saw the major protest yesterday.
    Why don’t you open a trade union Kindergarten School for this new breeds of leaders?

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  57. Caswell Franklyn August 9, 2016 at 9:06 AM #

    Observing

    It would be a Herculean task to teach people who believe that they already know everything. And by the way, I will not be starting any kindergarten unless the students are already potty trained.

    Sent from my iPad

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  58. David August 9, 2016 at 9:08 AM #

    It seems to those looking on from the outside that Shepherd and cohorts shoot from the hip.

    >

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  59. Caswell Franklyn August 9, 2016 at 9:12 AM #

    No David, Not hip – Lip!

    Sent from my iPad

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  60. BaJan boy August 10, 2016 at 2:50 PM #

    Owen probably would take that chance after all by then he will be Sir.Seymour. If you guys have not read Freundel he thinks he is the smartest and most intellectual plotician in this country. He sits on his ass does nothing and tries political stunts.
    For independence he will name OSA a knight and thinks that it will give political mileage with the OSA following and bring prestige to his group of honorees which will include Emile Straker and a few whites to get their vote back.

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