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The Poetry of BROWNES BEACH

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados

Carlisle_BayIf the people of Barbados were to make an inventory of the national assets of their country, Brownes Beach would be right up there at the top of the list!

Not only is Brownes Beach one of the most physically beautiful beaches in the world, but it is also a place of social beauty– a beach on which one can witness and experience the authentic culture and spirit of the Barbadian people.

Now that– in the spurious name of “progress” – — Brownes Beach is being threatened with destruction, I would like to urge ALL Barbadians to visit this unique beach as a matter of urgency, and to walk the entire length of the beach and absorb the “Brownes Beach experience” for themselves.

They will discover the “poetry” of Brownes Beach, and will come to the realization that we have to fight– to raise our voices, to protest, to agitate– in order to preserve OUR  Brownes Beach!

Kamau Brathwaite is our greatest Bajan poet and actually grew up on Brownes Beach. Here is one of his poetical masterpieces about:-

BROWNES  BEACH

Of all the beaches on the bay

browns beach was the proudest place

big respectable houses of big respectable people

looked onto the beach at browns bay

the pilot live there

mr queen the big able pilot who know

when the big ships came and went far out

in the bay with his tell-tail flag till his boat

went down where you watch

from the shore to only the tall-tail flag

that flow till the big ships came

mr queen was cock of the walk on the beach

for he brought great pride to the place

and his boat in the bay is the where-to-meet

for all the boys on the beach about

they would splash with feathers of foam at their feet

and climb the gunwale of this meetingplace

they look like ants on a piece of cake

and they sit and are happy like birds in a bush

mr queen the pride of the place who doesn’t

like ants nor birds

in his bush

would look from the window of his upstairs

room and call to his man in de yard below

to chase the boys out-a-de boat

his man have a limp and a wave of hand

as he rush down the beach

to do what the beard-

man said

hoi…

he shouted

across the smooth Sunday water where the girls

played shrill

hoiiiiii

he shouted

across the blue wind-whipped water to the boat

where all the boys from the beaches were still

hoiiii…there…you black  #*&##!!! bastards…,

…get out…a de #*&## boat…

and his voice from the shore is a shake

of their cake

a stone in the bush

and

chow

went the water when the beachboys jump

and the water wear wreaths where they disappear

and

wham

went the water when the land-boys jump from the

rocking boat

and they splash-up vines as they reappear

when adam jump he see the akee tree

and the tamarin tree with the man-face seeds

and the coconut tree in the neighbour yard

and the shine on the galvanize roofs

that look at the bay on browns beach

and the men on the beach building pyramids

and the flash of the bat of the boys playin

cricket and the girls playin shrill

in that part of the sea that ended with wish

on the shore

and

the water went

chow

as he close his eyes

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117 Comments on “The Poetry of BROWNES BEACH”

  1. Due Diligence August 15, 2016 at 2:07 PM #

    PDRYR

    Agree with what you say, if indeed Hyatt is actually investing in the project.

    From what little I have seen, the developer, and presumably the property owner, is Vision Developments(Mark Maloney et al).

    This is the first paragraph of Hyatt’s press release

    CHICAGO (July 27, 2016) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Vision Developments Inc. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. Hyatt Centric Carlisle Bay, Barbados is expected to open in 2019, and will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel on the island of Barbados. The project will be led by celebrated international firm SB Architects and the hotel’s interiors will be designed by DAS Concepts.

    So Hyatt’s Investment will be limited to funding some of the Hyatt specific fittings;and its ROI will be via Management Fees paid by Vision.

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  2. Bush Tea August 15, 2016 at 2:56 PM #

    LOL @ John
    I really did not write that 8:32 post on my own!!!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    Keep tapping into that help Boss…

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  3. William Skinner August 15, 2016 at 3:38 PM #

    We locals love our beaches so much that we turn them into garbage dumps. Only this week-end, I saw pictures of large quantities of disgusting garbage on Brownes Beach. At least, if we are going to keep the beaches, let us treat them with the respect they deserve.

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  4. David August 15, 2016 at 4:04 PM #

    @William

    Those who throw garbage on the beach could care less about the cause being fought on their behalf. It is why leaders must lead.

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  5. ac August 15, 2016 at 4:04 PM #

    FC if you and i never agree on anything else your specifications of David Comissiong is absolutely correct. Reason being he never served purpose for the concerns of Brownes beach previuosly so much so that he is now showing a loopsided interest solely dependale on nationalistic persuasion while totally ignoring the inhabitants of bay street whose interest is dependable on financial
    A chapeter taken out of a socalist hand book define yo control peoples property and business ownership

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  6. Well Well & Consequences August 15, 2016 at 4:41 PM #

    DD…I am not even sure ya can call this deal a franchise.

    “Hyatt Hotels Corp – Cl A (H) Details
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a hospitality company, develops, owns, operates, manages, franchises, licenses, or provides services to full and select service hotels, resorts, and residential and vacation properties. The company operates in four segments: Americas Management and Franchising; Southeast Asia, China, Australia, South Korea and Japan Management and Franchising; Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia Management; and Owned and Leased Hotels. It operates its properties under the Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Residence Club, Hyatt Residences, Hyatt Gold Passport, and Hyatt Resorts brand names. As of March 31, 2016, the company had a portfolio of 12 brands and 652 properties in 53 countries. It primarily serves corporations; national, state, and regional associations; specialty market accounts, including social, government, military, educational, religious, and fraternal accounts; travel organizations; and a group of individual consumers. The company was formerly known as Global Hyatt Corporation and changed its name to Hyatt Hotels Corporation in June 2009. Hyatt Hotels Corporation was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.”

    I dont think Visions Onc are the owners, it’s some type of arrangement.

    Hyatt Hotels Corp – Cl A (H) Key Developments
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation Announces Plans for Hyatt Centric Hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados
    Aug 3 16

    “Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Vision Developments Inc. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. Hyatt Centric Carlisle Bay, Barbados is expected to open in 2019, and will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel on the island of Barbados.

    The project will be led by celebrated international firm SB Architects and the hotel’s interiors will be designed by DAS Concepts. Hyatt Centric Carlisle Bay, Barbados will be ideally located adjacent to the capital city of Bridgetown, allowing guests to easily explore and discover all that Barbados has to offer.

    The 237-room resort will be situated on almost three acres of waterfront along Carlisle Bay’s scenic Brownes Beach. Carlisle Bay offers numerous shipwreck diving and snorkeling opportunities for guests and locals, as well as renowned reefs and pristine white sand beaches. Guests can also stroll through historic Bridgetown and St. Ann’s Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and local hub for social and commercial activity. Additionally, Hyatt Centric Carlisle Bay, Barbados will feature 32 Hyatt Centric-branded residential condominium units and several world-class dining options such as a signature restaurant, pool bar and grill, and a market style café. Other hotel features will include a full- service spa with six treatment rooms, a fitness center, outdoor pool, kids club, beach activities, and 6,135 square feet (570 square meters) of meeting and event space. Guests will also have easy access to Grantley Adams International Airport, located approximately eight miles from the hotel.”

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  7. David Comissiong August 15, 2016 at 5:27 PM #

    I was on this issue since FEBRUARY 2012. Please see the attached PEP column that was published in the Nation Newspaper in February 2012:-

    Browne’s Beach too precious to be taken away

    rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

    Added 24 February 2012

    As a result of a protest launched by Mac Fingall, Stedson Wiltshire, and other residents of St Philip, the eyes of the Barbadian people are fixed on Skeete’s Bay. But the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) wishes to warn that an even more prominent and culturally important beach is in danger of being taken away from native Barbadians and turned into an enclave for wealthy, white North American and European tourists. We refer to none other than the world famous Browne’s Beach that extends across the length of Carlisle Bay in the parish of St Michael.

    Browne’s Beach is reputed to be one of the finest beaches in the world, and, along with Brandon’s, is the beach of choice of the black, working-class people of Barbados. It is also a beach that is famous in the native literature of Barbados. Our very own national poet laureate – Kamau Brathwaite – virtually grew up on Browne’s Beach, and was so shaped by this experience that Browne’s Beach became the spiritual and cultural source and centre of a number of his most important poems.

    Go to Brown’s Beach any day of the week, and you will find hundreds of black Barbadians communing with each other, and enjoying this magnificent and priceless component of their birthright. Indeed, many Barbadians will tell you that Browne’s Beach is their health spa and doctor combined together, for it is the place where they escape from the stresses of life and rejuvenate their spirits.

    We in the PEP were recently shocked to learn that one or more business consultants are currently engaged in developing a plan to offer up Browne’s Beach as the location for a number of foreign, brand-name hotel companies to construct opulent five-star hotels on this most loved of beaches. According to these people, we Barbadians should be willing to let go of national assets like Browne’s Beach because we are dependent on foreign exchange, and foreign companies are well equipped to market their properties internationally and to bring additional thousands of precious tourists to our shores.

    These capitalist businessmen talk as though the people of Barbados only exist on the material plane – as though we Barbadians are similar to pigs whose only purpose in life is to be fattened. They all seem to overlook that we are human beings with spiritual, cultural and psychological yearnings and needs.

    Well, before this private sector-driven idea of turning over Browne’s Beach to “foreign brand-name hotels” gets any further, the PEP is hereby firing a warning shot across the bow of our Ministry of Tourism, and indeed, across the bow of the entire Cabinet. And we are telling them that Browne’s Beach is much too sacred to the native people of Barbados for us to stand idly by and permit it to become an alien zone that is effectively off-limits to us.

    As it is, we Barbadian people are already sharing Browne’s Beach with a sizeable number of North American and European tourists. And we are happy to do so. But a balance must be maintained, and Browne’s Beach must never be permitted to become one of your typical West Coast beaches – beaches that native Barbadians feel no longer belong to them.

    Thus, if there is to be any further tourism related development along Browne’s Beach, let us ensure that it is limited and that it is owned by and evocative of Barbadians. And let Browne’s Beach always remain a place where Barbadians feel at home.

    • The PEP column represents the views of the People’s Empowerment Party. Email pepbarbados@gmx.com
    – See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/9270/browne-beach-precious-away#sthash.8YxnLLvW.dpuf

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  8. millertheannunaki August 15, 2016 at 6:01 PM #

    @ Due Diligence August 15, 2016 at 2:07 PM
    “So Hyatt’s Investment will be limited to funding some of the Hyatt specific fittings; and its ROI will be via Management Fees paid by Vision.”
    You see why I have high intellectual respect for you, DD? You circumvent the red herring bullshit and go straight to the heart of the matter.

    Who is really financing this long awaited project? Certainly not the Board of Directors of Hyatt which would never sink millions of dollars into a country with junk bond status sliding further down the ladder of becoming a failed state and collapsing infrastructure with its public sanitation system about to become a major embarrassment.

    If not Hyatt, then who?
    Where would Vision Developments Inc be getting this money to finance the large capex involved? Is it from local banking sources using ‘Bajan-earned’ foreign exchange or is it coming from bona fide private (non-institution) foreign lenders?

    Would the MoF be announcing the source of the financing for this Hyatt project by way of the issuing of another sovereign guarantee to the some Chinese Money outfit much to the chagrin of the IMF?

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  9. Alvin Cummins August 15, 2016 at 6:06 PM #

    @Balance,
    Based on the definition of a Negrocrat, as described inout own house of assembly, Mr. Brathwaite could not fall into that category. A Negrocrat has a particular degrading connotation. As I said he was a fine upstanding christian man. In our day, none of us “ordinary” black men could qualify as Negrocrats.
    John: You are an ass. Plain and simple.
    Well Well,
    Who ever said that Hyatt would be or was intended to be a Franchise? Where did you get that idea. This is straight from your contribution:
    “… Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Vision Developments Inc. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. Hyatt Centric Carlisle Bay, Barbados is expected to open in 2019, and will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel on the island of Barbados…”. Buff said. However people like you seem to forget that Maloney; whatever his hue or political persuasion, is still a Barbadian and thus entitled to the same consideration as every other Bajan, with the same rights and privileges as guaranteed by our constitution. He should not be aLLOWED TO HAVE MORE PRIVILEGE BECAUSE OF HIS HUE OR MONEY, BUT HE SHOULD ALSO BE TREATED FAIRLY.
    David, Environmental Impact Studies are made available for perusal by any and everyone. The problem is that most people do not avail themselves of the opportunity to examine tham and often comment on them from a position of
    ignorance. I remember the proposal some years ago to construct a hotel development at the former NorthPoint Resort. This EIA was available to all who wanted to examine it at the office of the Town Planning Department at the Garrison. What struck me when I WENT THERE TO EXAMINE IT WASS THE FACT THAT ONLY TWO PEOPLE HAD VISITED to examine it; as evidenced by the number of persons who had signed in to see it; there were only three, even though the cut off date was two days hence. Similarly with the EIA for the proposed Sugar Point Development; in thiss case there were only two names before mine, when I signed up to examine it. If citizens do not avail themselves of these opportunities, how can they comment or argue from a position of knowledge? This happens so often. With regard to Sugar Point, how many people know that the EIA called for removal of Corals and replanting in other spaces, so that they would not be destroyed by the dredging that has to take place before the cruise terminal can be constructed.

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  10. David Comissiong August 15, 2016 at 6:19 PM #

    This missive was sent to thirty (30) Barbadian journalists yesterday:-

    Dear Brothers and Sisters of the News Media,

    Our country will only make progress if every sector of the society carries out its function and pulls its weight.

    The Hyatt Hotel issue is crying out for a process of investigative journalism to be focused on it for the following reasons:-

    Wealthy and seemingly all-powerful businessman, Mark Maloney, with two Government Ministers in tow, publicly declares that he SHALL be starting construction of the Hyatt Hotel in two months time, YET the Public Register at Town and Country Planning does not establish that any decision has been made on the application by the Chief Town Planner;
    The National Trust has publicly revealed that it is STILL in consultation with Town and Country Planning in relation to implications of the proposed project for Bridgetown’s designation as a UNESCO world heritage site;
    In no serious country could a project of this nature and magnitude be given the “go-ahead” without an “Environmental Impact Assessment” (inclusive of a Social Impact Assessment) being first done. The procedure for an Environmental Impact Assessment requires that certain Notices be published in the media outlining the scope of the Assessment, and also being brought to the attention of the people of the communities in which the proposed project would be located. None of this has been done !
    The “Barbados Institute of Architects” had certain reservations about the project and requested a Meeting with the Chief Town Planner about it. The Barbadian public need to be informed about the concerns of the Institute of Architects.
    Well known Barbadian conservationist, Sir Henry Fraser, had certain concerns about the project and expressed them to relevant parties. The Barbadian public need to be apprised of Sir Henry’s expert opinion;
    Such eminent Barbadian “statesmen” as Professor Kamau Brathwaite and Dr. Anthony “Gabby” Carter are deeply connected to the issue. Surely their opinions should be solicited;

    7 We are talking about a 15 storey hotel (one and a half times the height of the Central Bank of Barbados) — a structure that will totally dominate Bridgetown and become Bridgetown’s defining land-mark.

    The purpose of this missive is to humbly request that the members of the all-important FOURTH ESTATE carry out their duty to the people of Barbados.

    Regards,

    David Comissiong

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  11. David August 15, 2016 at 6:25 PM #

    Then there is the peripheral issue of retraining our Fire Department to manage a 15 storey building.

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  12. ac August 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM #

    David Comissiong is propagating a bold faced lie one that is laced with political rhetoric and poisoned with spiteful intentions .The fact being that in any area where there have been hotels situated in or around the coastline of barbados the people were never denied entry or access of enjoying the beaches
    This acrimonious lie must be pushed back with full force and pile drive into a bottomless pit ,
    Mr . comissiong must first show the proof that such an occurrence has happened over the years and that Barbadians should not now feel a sense of comfort in the welcoming of the Hyatt Hotel
    In every thing that he has said so far on the issue bajans have yet to hear Comissiong views on the decay of baystreet and alternative actions necessary to reverse the damage done, His lopsided interest shows an insensitive lack of concern for those whose homes and businesses are in a death spiral of economic turmoil . Yes history have recorded what noise makers of the Comissiong socialist ilk has done to thriving countries and the damages let behind after they fail to delver the nationalistic high expectations offered to the people
    Buyer be ware

    signed
    i too am bajan

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  13. millertheannunaki August 15, 2016 at 6:58 PM #

    @ Alvin Cummins August 15, 2016 at 6:06 PM
    “With regard to Sugar Point, how many people know that the EIA called for removal of Corals and replanting in other spaces, so that they would not be destroyed by the dredging that has to take place before the cruise terminal can be constructed.”

    A C, the astute commenter on every failed project propagandized by your moribund destructive lying party, are you implying that the Hyatt is heading in the same direction as the Sugar Point Cruise Ship Terminal project? Sunk in the water off the Carlisle bay like the Cornwallis of your childhood days?

    Remember you are the man who backed that project to its very “conceptual completion” until the reality of financing reared its U-boat periscope and blew the whole propaganda bullshit project out of the water leaving a few to pick up the consultancy and finder’s fees while the DLP yard-fowls like you and the other accredited cretin were left to pick at the propaganda scratch grain of shame and disappointment.

    When Maloney and his mob are able to secure proper foreign financing for this Hyatt project, along with the refurbishing and restoration of the Empire Theatre to a state Josephine Baker would have been proud to visit, then I, the miller, would support them 100%.
    Meantime put your bullshit in the sewage pipeline that is the saviour of the modern-day Browne’s beach.

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  14. millertheannunaki August 15, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    @ John August 15, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    John, I must congratulate you on your very erudite and prognosticating but environmentally informative contribution here of late.

    I must say you do demonstrate signs of your having a recent royal black epiphany caused by a blindingly eye opening flash of Light like the legendary Saul with his Damascene event; or you have magically undergone an intellectually engineered transformation which even Bushie has noticed. Maybe you should change your name to John the Baptist or Joseph of Arimathea.

    Your contributions to the management of the potable water system were top class.
    Even Old Onions Bag the Gibber would have supported you on the stance you took.

    There is an old saying that a people should never shit in, piss in or pollute the same water they have to drink some day. Where do you think all the material poured down the thousand of suck wells end up? Where do you think all the dangerous chemicals and toxic garbage thrown in the gullies (the arteries to the country’s underground water and aquifers) end up?

    Bajans have been doing that for some time now. The day of retribution could soon be at hand unless steps are taken immediately to avoid the pending catastrophe to the country’s public sanitation and health.

    How can a wise government think about a 15 storey white elephant before a sewage system for the West Coast and wider Barbados?

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  15. Well Well & Consequences August 15, 2016 at 7:57 PM #

    Jackass Alvin…..if you had any sense, common or otherwise, you would realize that the press release I posted came directly from HYATT HEADQUARTERS located in Chicago.

    Since you know so much, being the failed Cahill scam pimp….why don’t you tell us who the investors are for Hyatt Barbados.

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  16. Well Well & Consequences August 15, 2016 at 8:03 PM #

    And being a nuisance pimp and yardgowl…Alvin, I never hear you talk about treating the poorer class of bajans fairly, you are all for robbing them, helping the criminal business class steal from the treasury, helping them treat your people like second class citizens….gas them with the Cahill poison plant if you and them were not stopped in your evil tracks…you have no credibility. ..you shithound.

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  17. Freedom Crier August 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM #

    D. COMISSONG IS USING EMOTIVE WORDS TO GET PEOPLE TO FORGET THEIR REASON AND TO ACT ON THEIR EMOTION. THAT IS WHAT SOCIALIST DO TO CREATE DIVISIONS BY UNDERMINING EVERYTHING AND USURPING THE PEOPLES COMMON SENSE.

    CAN YOU IMAGINE THE EMBROILMENT THIS MAN IS TRYING TO BRING TO PASS ON THE SHORES OF BARBADOS LET ALONE BROWN’S BEACH?

    HE HAS BEEN AT IT SINCE BEFORE THE LAST ELECTION PLANTING SEEDS OF DISCORD, WHILE PANDERING AND NAME CALLING OF PERSON RECOGNIZABLE IN SOCIETY TO ADD WEIGHT TO HIS DIATRIBE.

    COMISSONG, “These capitalist businessmen talk as though the people of Barbados only exist on the material plane – as though we Barbadians are similar to pigs whose only purpose in life is to be fattened. They all seem to overlook that we are human beings with spiritual, cultural and psychological yearnings and needs”.

    THE ONLY PERSON CALLING BAJAN’S PIGS IS YOU….

    HOW COULD PEOPLE LOOKING TO BETTER THEMSELVES BE EQUATED TO PIGS???

    HAVE YOU SEEN HOW THE TAXI’S ARE STRUGGLING, IF THEY GET WORK TO TAKE INCOME HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES, DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE RECEPTIONIST THAT WORKS THERE DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE ASSISTANTS MANAGERS THAT WORKS THERE ARE THEY DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE BARTENDERS THAT WORKS THERE ARE THEY PIGS DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE WATER-SPORTS OPERATORS THAT WORKS THERE DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE TOUR OPERATORS DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE DESIGNERS DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE ARCHITECTS DOES THAT MAKE THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    THE GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS WHEN THEY GET THE FOREIGN CURRENCY DOES THAT MAKES THEM FATTENED PIGS???

    TRUE TO FORM AS SOCIALIST YOU EVEN WANT TO CONTROL WHAT PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSE TO THINK OF AS SPIRITUAL NEEDS.

    THE LAST TIME I CHECKED, THE REGULAR JOE DOES NOT GO TO WORK FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL UPLIFTMENT… AS FAR AS MY UNDERSTANDING OF PEOPLES SPIRITUAL NEEDS, THAT IS WHAT AN INDIVIDUAL DOES FOR ONESELF TO BE THE BEST OF ONES ABILITY IN FOLLOWING THE DICTATES OF ONE’S CONSCIENCE. WHAT HAS THAT TO DO WITH YOUR EQUATION OF WHAT THEY MUST BELIEVE SPIRITUALLY?

    HOW I PERCEIVE THIS SITUATION IS THAT YOU PREFER THE PEOPLE TO NOT BE INDEPENDENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENT BUT DEPENDENT ON THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR NEEDS.

    HOW WELL DID THAT WORK OUT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA UNDER CASTRO, VENEZUELA UNDER CHAVEZ, GUYANA UNDER BURNOM, JAMAICA UNDER MANLEY AND GRENADA UNDER CORDE???

    YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE ANYBODY GET SOMETHING IN HIS OR HER POCKETS AND THE HYATT PROJECT UNDER THE ENTREPRENEUR MARK MALONEY IS YOUR SCAPE GOAT.

    MR. MALONEY IS NOT ASKING YOU OR ANTONE FOR INVESTMENT CAPITAL, HE IS TAKING HIS OWN RISK…THAT IS WHAT THE FREE MARKET ENCOURAGES.

    IT WAS NEVER ABOUT THE CONCERN OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF BROWN’S BEACH… IT IS ALL ABOUT AND YOU’RE POLITICAL CLIMB ON THE BACKS OF UNASSUMING BAJAN,S PLAYING EVERY CARD IN THE BOOK.

    D. COMMIE, YOU AND YOUR MOTIVES STAND REVEALED.

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  18. John August 15, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

    Why not develop the site where the Government Offices are situated on Bay Street as the Hotel.

    Government HQ can then be relocated to the disused Glendairy Site opposite District A Police Station.

    This is not an original suggestion and made with my tongue firmly in my cheek!!!

    The fact is that wherever the Hotel goes in the area there are serious sewage issues which up to now the Government has shown itself to be unable to solve.

    The fecal coliform levels in Carlisle Bay would be a good place to start.

    Publish them and keep ongoing tabs on them.

    That would be a useful place for an investigative journalist to start.

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  19. John August 15, 2016 at 10:18 PM #

    IT would also be useful to look at fecal coliform levels up and down the West Coast.

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  20. Freedom Crier August 15, 2016 at 10:31 PM #

    SOME PEOPLE JUST LIKE TO TALK S…! GET REAL AND CONNECT THE DOTS!

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  21. John August 15, 2016 at 10:34 PM #

    Water borne toilets replaced pit toilets.

    If you think about it pit toilets had little impact on the environment.

    Water supply (we have to little) and the resulting sewage disposal (too much) are both problems we face.

    The more water we supply to homes and businesses the more of a sewage disposal problem we have

    That is why the sewage rate charged to people living in areas with sewers is related to the quantity of water consumed.

    http://barbadoswaterauthority.com/?p=393

    “Remember if as a commercial customer you are connected to one of the island’s two sewage treatment plants, a sewage tariff of 2/3 of the water bill is charged to your account monthly”

    “Remember if as a domestic customer you are connected to one of the island’s two sewage treatment plants, a sewage tariff of 1/3 of the water bill is charged to your account monthly.”

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  22. John August 15, 2016 at 10:34 PM #

    … and some people like to shout!!

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  23. Freedom Crier August 15, 2016 at 10:41 PM #

    MORE S…!

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  24. John August 16, 2016 at 4:28 AM #

    A free country … get over it FC!!

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  25. Freedom Crier August 16, 2016 at 8:22 AM #

    I AM THE FREEDOM CRIER NOT THE DOG WHISPERER. SO GET OVER MY STYLE OF WRITING.

    AS FAR AS A FREE COUNTRY, IT WOULD NOT BE SO, LEFT TO YOU AND THE REST ADVOCATING SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM, WHERE EVERYTHING IS SO REGULATED WE HAVE TO ASK PERMISSION TO ….!

    WE LIVE UNDER SUCH RESTRICTIONS THAT WE FOOL OURSELVES THAT WE ARE FREE. YA HAVE PERMISSION TO DO WHATEVER YA WANT TO DO WITH YA OWN LAND….

    TO ERECT A SHED OR ROADWAY THROUGH YA LAND. THEY CONTROL WATER OUT OF THE GROUND. THEY WANT TO CONTROL THE RAIN WATER THAT YOU MAY NOT COLLECT IT.

    THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMS EVERYTHING ON AND UNDER THE LAND. AS FOR THE SUNLIGHT, NOW THEY GOING TO TAX YOU THROUGH THE SOLAR PROJECTS. THE VERY AIR WE BREATHE WILL SOON BE TAXED.

    I AM SURE THAT FISHERMEN MAY EVEN HAVE TO HAVE A LICENSE TO FISH IN BARBADOS?

    ENDLESS RULES AND REGULATIONS
    The Lao Tzu Taoist Classic

    The more restrictions and prohibitions there are,
    The poorer the people will be.
    The more laws and commands there are,
    The more thieves and robbers there will be.

    ‘ONWARD AND UPWARD BARBADOS’…
    NOT UNDER AND BACKWARD!

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  26. Alvin Cummins August 16, 2016 at 9:36 AM #

    Miller,
    Of course you would support Maloney 100%. How is it that you did not support Pemberton and his cohorts with the Four
    Seasons failed project, before it was dumped on the Government? For your information the Cornwallis was not sunk, it was torpedoed but it did not sink. Goes to show, as I told you before, because a project is postponed does not mean it has been abandoned or has failed.
    Freedom Crier (AKA GP.)
    Fishermen do indeed have to obtain a licence to fish.
    Don’t you believe in law and order? YOU WANT PEOPLE TO DO AS THEY LIKE, WITHOUT RULES REGULATIONS AND ORDER?
    Well Well,
    Who are the investors in Hilton and Needhams Point Development? Whether you and those who think like you like it or not a solution to the garbage disposal has to be found. The Plasma Gasification Plant as designed, would have posed no danger to the people of Barbados as you postulated. From the beginning (2013-14) there were many players who did not want to see that project succeed for their own reasons. I told you that the players saw the economic value in the garbage disposal business, and the increase in the number of players in the last two to three years shows that I was right.
    so don’t come to me with any talk about lack of credibility. I was and am right. What has happened to your professor who was proposing an alternative plant to be constructed at Vaucluse; in the vicinity of the area designated for the PLASMA GASIFICATION PLANT.
    Give me your solution to the landfill problem; a problem that is very real. Where would you construct the next Mount Stinker?

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  27. Freedom Crier August 16, 2016 at 9:54 AM #

    MR. ALVIN, I BELIEVE IN TEACHING CORRECT PRINCIPLES AND THEREBY PEOPLE WILL GOVERN THEMSELVES BY SUCH.

    REMEMBER THE RELEVANCE OF TEN COMMANDMENTS?

    REMEMBER WHAT THE CONSTITUTION IS FOR?

    LAW AND ORDER IS DIFFERENT FROM GOVERNMENT OVERREACH… AND THAT IS WHAT I WAS EMPHASIZING, BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO DISTORT IT TO MATCH YOUR SKEWERED VIEWS!

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  28. ac August 16, 2016 at 12:55 PM #

    Hyatt investment in barbados is all worth whilem Hyatt does not need barbados to be sucess. Hyatt has built its name and reputation world wide and will continue to do so with or without barbados. There are those wolves in sheep clothing who have been trying to sabotage barbados better interest meanwhile their activism falls short of adressing the moral fabric of a country where a culture of guns and drugs have is fast becoming a trade.

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  29. ac August 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM #

    Look Alvin ignore the snide remarks. They have won a battle but the war of finding solutions for the mountain of garbage is still on .One way or another barbados would have to face the reality that finding a solution to garbage is contingent on WTE plant

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  30. Artax August 16, 2016 at 1:19 PM #

    ac August 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM #

    “David Comissiong is propagating a bold faced lie one that is laced with political rhetoric and poisoned with spiteful intentions….”

    Hmmmmmm…. trust you to so quickly identify that characteristic, since you engage in a similar activity on a daily basis, attempting to defend the DLP on every issue.

    Surely the pot should should not call the kettle black.

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  31. Freedom Crier August 16, 2016 at 1:41 PM #

    AS A NEW CONTRIBUTOR ON BU, I AM LEARNING THE FACELESS PERSONALITIES OF THOSE HERE…

    TO TELL YA THE TRUTH, I HAVE FOUND AC VOICE TO BE A VOICE OF REASON PUTTING ASIDE HIS POLITICAL LEANINGS.

    TRUTH BE TOLD, THOSE FULL OF ACCUSATIONS IN FAVOUR OF THE PARTY OF THEIR PREFERENCE HAS BEEN REAL TURN OFF RATHER THAN VOICES OF ENCOURAGEMENT.

    OTHER VOICES OF REASON…

    . CHAD555

    . BRAIN…

    . BALANCE…

    THEY MAY BE ONE OR TWO MORE WHO DO NOT COME TO MIND AT PRESENT.

    MOST OTHERS I SIMPLY DESCRIBE AS THE ‘BU GREMLIN-GANG’!

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  32. ac August 16, 2016 at 1:43 PM #

    Sir what are u doing over here trust you to follow ac all over the place. Having me beliving u like what u see😄

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  33. David August 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM #

    Many in this forum do not understand how to debate, exchange different perspectives, agree to disagree. It is all about defending a position to death. How stupid is such an approach when discussing soft issues? No wonder we find ourselves in this pridicament, blindly supporting human beings many who were failures in their professional lifes.

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  34. ac August 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM #

    Fc thanks for your kind words .i have had chance to frequent other blog sites where i have been appreciated .However i understand the role of every political yard fowl here which is to demean and which i often ignore and not let their damning or damaging words to hinder or remove me from what little space i occupy on B U

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  35. Artax August 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM #

    Freedom Crier August 16, 2016 at 1:41 PM #

    “To tell ya the truth, I have FOUND ac VOICE to be a VOICE OF REASON putting aside his political leanings.”

    Too easy………………. as such, I will withhold a response.

    @ AC

    Nah…..…. after seeing your mug under that weave, don’t for one second believe I liked what I saw. Had nightmares for weeks and even refused to day-dream. However, you’re one yard-fowl that can take a joke.

    By the way, I hope Sinckler INCREASE the VAT and introduce environmental and solid waste taxes on weave.

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  36. Artax August 16, 2016 at 2:35 PM #

    On serious note, page 27 of today’s Daily Nation contains a Sandy Lane Hotel vacancy advertisement for a Chef de Cuisine. Deadline for applications is Saturday August 20, 2016.

    Look out for another notice, within the next week, stating Sandy Lane Hotel did not receive suitable applications for the post of Chef de Cuisine and is looking to recruit a non-national.

    These hotel owners have us by the balls, and in such a position that we can’t wriggle out.

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  37. Freedom Crier August 16, 2016 at 3:09 PM #

    DAVID WITH RESPECT I HAVE NOT FOUND SOFT ISSUES HERE ON BU.

    I HAVE FOUND DEEP, HARD ,TAXING, CHALLENGING ISSUES WITH OFTEN BRUTAL RESPONSES GLAZED WITH SELF OPINIONATED RHETORIC.

    AS A GENTILE PERSON AT HEART THAT WAS A STAUNCH REALITY.

    HOWEVER I HAVE PREPARED MYSELF TO WEATHER THE STORMS OF LIFE FOR MANY YEARS NOW BY EQUIPPING MYSELF FIRST WITH AN OPEN MIND TO SEEK FOR TRUTH AND EMBRACE IT WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND.

    IN A WORLD OF UNCERTAINTY, THERE IS ONE ON WHOM WE CAN ALL RELY.

    WE CAN BECOME STRONGER BY…

    ARMING OURSELVES WITH HIS WORD AS WRITTEN IN THE SCRIPTURES

    BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH HISTORY AND CURRENT WORLD EVENTS WHEREBY WE DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES AS THOSE GONE BEFORE US.

    WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN THAT WE ARE BETTER PREPARED TO MEET THE EVILS OF THE DAYS IN WHICH WE LIVE AND TO ALSO WAR OUR NEIGHBOURS.

    ABOVE ALL WE NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR WEAKNESSES AND SUPPLICATE TOWARD OUR CREATOR FOR HIS STRENGTHS AND PROVIDENCE CONTINUOUSLY!

    TO PUT IT IN A NUTSHELL…”BE PREPARED AND YOU SHALL NOT FEAR”.

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  38. Freedom Crier August 16, 2016 at 3:11 PM #

    CORRECTION…TO ‘WARN’ OUR NEIGHBOURS.

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  39. David August 16, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

    @Freedom Crier

    Please try to understand.

    “Hard” Problems

    Problems that are well defined or well structured. These are routinely solved by application of a well-understood formula, process or design.
    Well-understood process, stable
    Examples: Scheduling, lease versus buy decisions
    “Soft” Problems

    Problems that are highly dependent upon how they are perceived by the participants.
    Ambiguous, volatile, poorly-understood and dynamics.
    Examples: Motivation, change management,

    The point is that when discussing soft issues one must appreciate that there is no black an white, no easy path to what is right.

    Understand?

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  40. Freedom Crier August 16, 2016 at 7:07 PM #

    TRUTH AND ERROR OR FALSEHOODS ARE TWO COMPLETE OPPOSITES THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND OR GREY AREA?

    E.G…THE BROWN’S BEACH ISSUE AND THE RISE OF D. COMMIE.

    DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT IS THE POORLY UNDERSTOOD IS HIS IDEOLOGY BEHIND IT.

    IMAGINE SAYING THAT BY BAJAN’S WANTING TO BETTER THEMSELVES DESCRIBING THEM AS FATTENED PIGS???

    THAT RINGS LOUD BELLS TO MY UNDERSTANDING.

    YES PASSIONATE I WILL BE IN STANDING UP TO EVIL.

    THERE IS DEFINITELY ALWAYS A CHOICE…

    “CHOOSE THE RIGHT AND LET THE CONSEQUENCES FOLLOW”.

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  41. David August 20, 2016 at 6:04 AM #

    Will DC have to go to Court , AGAIN?

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  42. ac August 20, 2016 at 6:45 AM #

    DC the commie socialist was flushed out in parliament

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