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Life on the Animal Farm

animalfarmHere we go round the mulberry bush,

The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
So early in the morning.

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

In recent days members of the BU household was given reason to pause and reflect on the state of affairs of the country. It is a matter of fact that both the economic and social wellbeing of a 166 square mile island – renown for punching above its weight – has been relegated in the last eight years. They are those who will translate an obvious observation by ascribing labels like doom and gloomer, unpatriotic and the like. It explains why there is the term ‘pushing ones head in the sand’.

When BU started the Tales from the Courts series in 2012 to highlight the fact that our judiciary was failing to deliver justice, many on this blog and in the traditional media rubbished our view. It is now routine to read the editorials in the traditional media lamenting the state of the judiciary.

How about the public debate during the Arthur regime about corruption in high office. BU lead the revelations about 3S SRL, a company incorporated to construct flyovers along the ABC Highway. Although some will struggle to remember the name Danos, the BU archive serves to remind. Another transaction, all local, is the Hardwood affair. Today’s version of 3S SRL and Hardwood is Cahill Energy and the GROTTO.

One does not have to be prolix to understand events playing out in Barbados in 2016. Have a read of the enduring classic novel Animal Farm. For those who are challenged to comprehend the written word, repeat after David.

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
So early in the morning

The Auditor General reports year after year about the blatant abuse of government’s financial rules. Successive governments (BLP and DLP) have frustrated the mandate of the most important working committee of parliament, the Public Accounts Committee.  Why is this committee important? It is the check and balance embedded in our system of government to hold government and public officials accountable. Like the consternation generated post 11+ examination results, we have to suffer the same chatter when the Accountant General releases his annual report.

There is the saying “a rising tide lifts all boats“.

The price of oil has fallen significantly since 2008/9 when it pushed up to $150.00. All import configured economies, including Barbados, have obviously benefited from the stress on the foreign reserves.  The bounce in the global economy  – especially in our key source markets for tourism – has resulted in a significant number of tourists visiting the Caribbean. Despite these two favourable external conditions the fiscal condition of the Barbados economy remains in a perilously state. The fluff job staged by the Central Bank of Barbados on Thursday night merits no comment.

The 60% of Barbadians eligible to vote want to know when. Until then we wait until Napoleon takes over from Snowball.

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60 Comments on “Life on the Animal Farm”

  1. Tron September 10, 2016 at 7:10 PM #

    More challenges lie ahead: BREXIT, raising oil price, surrounding economies shattered (Venezuela, Brazil)

    What has been done? The wrong things: higher taxes intending to push Bim into the next recession for the sake of the sacred peg.

    Forecast short-term: recession in 2017, higher VAT next August (aroun 20 %), even higher fees for UWI, further downgrades (resulting in higher interest in the Credit Suisse loan), more defaulting private loans

    Forecast middle-term: also negative, since restructuring the public sector will take at least 5 year

    Personal prediction: At the end of the Great Recession workers in private and public sector will have lost 50 % of their purchasing-power by internal devaluation. In other words, they are bombed back to 1980.

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  2. bajans September 10, 2016 at 7:40 PM #

    Well, I got it from good authority that Delisle Worrell will be on an overseas trip later this month, trying to float another series of bonds to the diaspora. He will be in Canada just after the PM leaves the dinner engagement in Toronto. The PM, I understand, will be going on to the UN. Worrell wants to meet Bajans. I also understand that he will be giving a presentation at a local university to Canadians begging them to invest in Barbados. Look for more crooks and criminals invading the island.

    The Bajans here were not impressed with his last visit and his message was not well received. I was not there but was given feedback. It is said that the audience was negative and that the great Delisle Worrell came unprepared! In other words, he could not answer some of the questions posed by Bajans, or just did not want to answer. It was also felt that some in the audience were smarter than he… knew more economics and investment analysis. There was at least one fiscal economist/monetarist there with international experience.

    People don’t know what he can add after his last visit.

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  3. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI September 10, 2016 at 8:02 PM #

    @ Bajans

    DeLiar Whorell may want to carry this story book of fairy tales and fiery (as in wild fire) tails as part of his “presentation”

    “Once upon a time there was a Kingdom Ruled by 16 doufuses for eight years.

    After they raided the pantry of the Fatted Calf they got a big foot idea to send the Court Vizier One De Liar Whorell to teif more money from foreigners and bajans who they felt were stupid

    But the Bajans listened to them AND when the General Election came to that land they voted them out

    The End”

    PS de Fairy Tale Book got more chapters but you got to buy it from the Website www. Vote De Effing DLP Out. GOV 17.5 % V.A.T and an levy and a municipal to help with the “physical deficit” according to Jester Inch sorry Ince. heheheheheh

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  4. Violet C Beckles September 10, 2016 at 8:53 PM #

    Man O Man , The post is an okay Post, The post refuse to also talk about the effect and affect of land fraud in Barbados,
    Until you add that to the equation , you will never get the right cause and answer to the Nations PROBLEM ,
    More and more taxes to repay bonds that white people buy and black people have to repay them when they are due, As we are right now.
    The question then where is all this money going? We are worse than many other Nations right now , We are and we alone are to blame with the crooks liars and scumbags on the courts, the lawyers and government heads who help with this fraud, Water company is also part of it , inland , land tax also,
    Until and only until we fix this by truth of ownership of the land , plantations and the true history restored , We all will keep on keeping on with cover up , fraud and PONZI that we have to pay for at much higher rates,
    The DLP found them self in a MESS Mia and Owen leave them ,
    There is so much money that they refuse to fix it , The DLP feel now its there turn to rob the people of a life on the Island, The BLP can not talk for they set the ball rolling in 1986 and 1997.
    Here comes the NHC and then UDC with Mark Cummins and Owen permitted and move land none of them own nor paid for from Plantation land to housing land by the stroke of a pen , Now putting the land into the hands of CO Williams ,moving the land to please.With no proof of owner history the Banks like First Fraud Caribbean and CLICO have been given each other loans owned and control by the same crooks in this mess Sir Richard Cheltenham and Sir C,O Williams Cover up in history by Sir Henry Forde , Sir Beckles ,Sir Henry Fraser of the National Trust, these and other QC like Ralph Thorne , G Denis Clarke QC and others and the ones that F-up Barbados,
    To write post and not tell the people the hidden truth is a Crime against all Bajans.
    Under the Names of Plantation Deeds, Violet Beckles and Alex Mitchell from the Barbados Free Press for years, Nothing Will change in the History we report for what we have also went to Prime Ministers of Barbados and Attorney Generals , As of now today the best information about Barbados is found on Google and not in the books of Barbados unless to focus on SLAVERY, The mind set, the pain from the 1500 till 2016, No talk of Beartice Henry and Violet Beckles the true owner of most of the land mass in Barbados today 2016
    None tell of the gains we made for that time in business and land , plantation ownership,
    By Barbados own words and acts we are still looking like we are waiting for white people to feed black people.No slavery is complete without a whiteman at front , Today we have the new whiteman DBLP Nigger blacks being lead by the whiteman at the end , leading from the rear ,
    We pay more taxes by black greedy hands , collected by white greedy agents which give all the white business owner to also raise their prices to get the vat and tax for the government to buy BONDS from the same government when ripe to have taxes go up again to pay back the bonds to the same whiteman,We need to look at both ends to see who is playing us,

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  5. ac September 10, 2016 at 9:07 PM #

    Am i allowed to reference IMF article IV 2016 on the barbados economy

    “The economy appears to have turned the corner with activity picking up. Real GDP grew by 0.8 percent in 2015—underpinned by a surge in tourism arrivals—relative to 0.2 percent in 2014 and an average of -0.3 percent in 2008–14, while employment increased by 2 percent and unemployment fell. Inflation is low, reflecting a sharp drop in import prices. The financial system is stable and non-performing loans declined, while private sector credit growth remains cautious. The current account deficit has narrowed significantly, reflecting lower oil and other import prices—despite an increased volume of oil and intermediate goods imports—while exports grew modestly. Net international reserves fell by US$57 million since the beginning of 2015, reflecting lower foreign direct investment and debt amortization.

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  6. ac September 10, 2016 at 9:16 PM #

    Yes there are challenges in the Barbados economy but considering that the worst is behind and Barbados outlook appears to be on the positive side according to the report the prevailing calls of doom and gloom is strictly reserved only for the disgruntled blp misfits who has a vested interest in the politics not the national interest of the country

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  7. Bush Tea September 10, 2016 at 9:36 PM #

    @ ac
    Even for a confirmed idiot, you sometimes manage to sink to new low levels of jackassery….
    We are just plain LUCKY that oil prices fell dramatically in the last year… even so, the impact of that fall on our owners -Trickidad, may yet have some negative consequences as they begin to ‘catch their royals’….

    What worse is behind what?!!
    What disgruntled blp misfits what?!!

    Is it not YOUR DLP ministers who are saying that we have NO MONEY? …can’t afford to run the Hospital? ….can’t pay UWI …..can’t fix the roads …… can’t get water to St Joseph…

    You could really go and wash your……braids.

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  8. Due Diligence September 10, 2016 at 9:43 PM #

    bajans September 10, 2016 at 7:40 PM #

    You are correct that the CCB Guv will be in Canada later this month, trying to float (flog?) another series of bonds to the diaspora; and to pitch potential Canadian investors with a presentation titled “Recent Economic Development and Prospects for Investment and Growth”; on November 19 at University of Toronto.

    Will be interesting to see if the next Cowan or Del Mastro attends

    The PM’s visit is to attend as Guest Speaker at 9th Annual Errol Barrow Memorial Dinner (DLP Canada Fundraiser) on September 24 and then to host/lead an Open House on September 25.

    See http://dlpbarbadoscanada.com/events/

    The Open House Q&A session could be rather interesting if it is attended by some people who are not DLP Party Faithful, as the DLPers will lob only softball questions.

    Could be fun to watch.

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  9. Tron September 10, 2016 at 9:49 PM #

    @Bajans

    Governor “Dr. No” also omits to address the ongoing capital flight. Many wealthy Bajans buy propery abroad and transfer assets to their accounts in Florida, New York, London, Zurich and Geneva.

    In other words: The Bajan lower and middle class pays for the establishment´s protective trusts abroad with their future and blood. Remember 1966: The year of independence. White Barbadians fleeing from Barbados. And today? Today the new establishment does the same. The situation has not changed since 50 years. Only the name of the owner of the plantation. Like the “Animal Farm”.

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  10. Cassie September 10, 2016 at 10:01 PM #

    Please don’t insult the animals

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  11. ac September 10, 2016 at 10:06 PM #

    sorry bus shit but ac not going to help push the island over the percipice sorry bush shite,

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  12. Bush Tea September 10, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

    It is not possible for you to push the island over the ‘percipice’ JA….
    …you would have to PULL it…. cause your ass was over the edge long time now….
    You and your jackass team at the DLP are actually dragging hoards of brass bowls along behind wunna botsies and towards certain destruction on the rocks below…

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  13. Hopi September 10, 2016 at 10:36 PM #

    “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

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  14. Tron September 10, 2016 at 10:37 PM #

    Just watched “Animal Farm”. George Orwell is a genius, how he described communism and “decolonization”!

    Old Major aka Saint Bussa. Barbadians know the rest …

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  15. Well Well & Consequences September 11, 2016 at 3:53 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85379/swayed-promises-paying-jobs

    Life will get even worse on the animal farm because the ministers refuse to do their jobs…..why can’t the labor departmeht do something about scam artists who start fraud companies, where is Inniss in this…and the attorney general Adriel Nitwit who has the oversught to change antiquated labor laws…this is not the 16th century or the 1900s…

    ……..why do both governments still act like it is and believe the people should be treated accordingly.

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  16. Watchman September 11, 2016 at 7:29 AM #

    @ AC

    You the yardfowl, will fly away from the island like the rest of DLP yardfowls before

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  17. Well Well & Consequences September 11, 2016 at 10:59 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85379/swayed-promises-paying-jobs

    Regarding the above scam, I understand it’s 2 local lawyers and a retired banker involved…where are the authorities to make arrests, from the details, this is forced slavery….complete with non-disclosure agreements.

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  18. Roy September 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM #

    @Well Well & Consequences

    I would like to know more how this developed.

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  19. Well Well & Consequences September 11, 2016 at 12:20 PM #

    Roy…….me too, hopefully the details will be forthcoming in another few days when some upstanding citizen or one of the 100 victims of this scam, posts it to social media.

    It will be enlightening to know the names of the local lawyers and others involved…who would enable and condone such crimes against their own people…bunch of wild animals.

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  20. bajans September 11, 2016 at 2:21 PM #

    Due Diligence,

    Worrell is also coming to Ottawa. He is probably also going to Montreal, Halifax and Brooklyn. At the last meeting, people asked him why they could not get money out of Barbados that they sent down there in the first place. He told them they needed to prove that they sent it. One lady left home at 16 and never worked there and could not get $50 US form the bank last year without a certificate from the Central Bank.

    People that I speak with are of the opinion that they left Barbados because they had no future there. They were not white, pass for white, high brown with curly hair, and could not even get a job at Fogarty’s, and wanted to know why would they now invest in a country that did nothing for blacks then and nothing for them now.

    Worrell better be careful coming to this city. No Bajan in this City, with an iota of common sense, bought those bonds.

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  21. bajans September 11, 2016 at 2:28 PM #

    @Tron

    The whites have always flown Barbados. I entertained a pass for white Bajan couple here in the mid-eighties. They had come back from Australia to visit children in Canada. One lived here in Ottawa and worked as a mechanic. He and his family called him an engineer. He spent every weekend with the Mohawks at Akwasasne.

    The man lamented to me, that he left Barbados after independence for Australia because he thought life would be better there. However, when he arrived, the Australians told him he was black. He had a long sad face and you could hear the regret in his voice. He told me he was white in Barbados, was treated as white and looked up to, but the Australians think they more white than him.

    It did not appear to bother the wife much. She laughed and told me her neighbour in Australia when she tans is darker than her and still she is considered black. Looking at the son, who was also here, they are black. Probably blacker than Well, Well. The man told me he had a shop home and employed people and did well. I think he be Monkeybrain’s fada.

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  22. David September 11, 2016 at 2:49 PM #

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  23. Due Diligence September 11, 2016 at 3:36 PM #

    bajans September 11, 2016 at 2:21 PM #

    Hope you will be able to attend the Ottawa presentation this year, and report back to BU on the reception Worrell receives.

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  24. Colonel Buggy September 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

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  25. Colonel Buggy September 11, 2016 at 5:32 PM #

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  26. David September 11, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

    When will Bajans look in the mirror?

    Andre Williamsto Barbados Wall of Shame

    Beautiful Barbados – beach at Glenburnie

    Andre Williams's photo.

    Andre Williams's photo.

    Andre Williams's photo.

    Andre Williams's photo.

    Andre Williams's photo.

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  27. Kammie Holder September 11, 2016 at 7:06 PM #

    Hi David I will see if it’s not too late to get some volunteers in the area on Clean Up Barbados day September 17th. I remember Patrick Todd saying about 6 years ago you cannot be too hash on persons who litter.

    @David, we never see any of the 30 politicians participating in the yearly CUB, perhaps you can challenge Lil Hitler and others to come out.

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  28. Well Well & Consequences September 11, 2016 at 7:14 PM #

    That’s really nasty that garbage.

    Lol…Bajans…nice.

    Honestly, black bajans do bring their own racism, theft of their own money and discrimination on themselves…starting with the black leaders, they barely have less than 10 thousand minorities who think themselves white….though they KNOW….they are not considered anything but BLACK anywhere else…..

    ….I get better treatment than they do in white majority countries. ..because they can tell I am quite comfortable in my skin, thank you very much…..but those jokers and jackasses in the majority population on the island, starting with the retards in parliament, treat them like they sopcial, allow them to commit crimes and steal from the taxpayers. ..

    Can you say…they deserve what they get…for being stupid.

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  29. Well Well & Consequences September 11, 2016 at 7:17 PM #

    “treat them like they so special. ………”

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  30. Well Well & Consequences September 11, 2016 at 7:22 PM #

    With the advent of social media from coast to coast….bajans living abroad now know who to be careful of with their money…like me, am sure they dont mind contributing to the development of the majority….but not if retarded politicians will take our money and put it in the hands of their local minority crooks so they can call themselves “magnates” and “moguls”…while the greedy politicians take their cut.

    The descendants of the people who worked themselves to death in the Panama Canal can attest to the treachery of the traitors in the government.

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  31. Sargeant September 11, 2016 at 8:40 PM #

    I attended the last presentation by the Gov and I didn’t get the sense that it was a pro DLP or anti BLP agenda. The main thrust of the presentation was the availability of Savings Bonds at a discounted price with an attractive yield but it was a mature crowd and many of the people who attended are more interested in their RRSPs or RIFs and are not prone to be investing in Bim at this stage of their lives.

    I think that Bajan Gov’ts are making a mistake in targeting this demographic economically, now if they can get the progeny of these Bajans to attend they may make an impact but the second and third generation are more likely pursuing the Canadian (or US) dream and only think of Barbados at Crop Over time

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  32. Topcat September 11, 2016 at 8:49 PM #

    We are anxiously awaiting the Minister of Finance report on the performance of BRA. Has the collection levels improve since the implementation of BRA? Where is the VAT that
    the consumers of Barbados are paying going? Why isn’t it in the Government Treasury?

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  33. Colonel Buggy September 11, 2016 at 8:58 PM #

    Kammie Holder September 11, 2016 at 7:06 PM #

    @David, we never see any of the 30 politicians participating in the yearly CUB, perhaps you can challenge Lil Hitler and others to come out.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Camouflage. Perhaps the politicians blend in nicely with the garbage.

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  34. David September 11, 2016 at 9:22 PM #

    [Barbados Underground] Comment: “Life on the Animal Farm” Bin David to comment+zra06rg-y5xj0n_09hgd-uo2qky@comment.wordpress.com 1 minute ago Details

    The government in its infinite wisdom has decided to treat customs and Excise as a tax collection agency moreso than a border protection. It could have gone either way based on the time of day.

    And another note:

    Many are asking -even officers of BRA- why did the MOF not increase VAT by some number. The infrastructure is already I place to ensure estimated revenue is achieved. The 2% levy has only served to reinforce that this government Is clueless about implementing fiscal policy.

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  35. Tron September 11, 2016 at 10:19 PM #

    @David

    The answer to note no. 2 is simple. The Sinckler-man did not increase VAT, because that would be a political declaration of bankruptcy. The name of the new tax sounds much nicer and more social than “+2 % VAT”. He willingly accepts that his new tax will destroy Barbadian exports. Obviously, the Sinckler applies the strategy of scorched earth for the next government. I predict that the next MoF will figure out within a week or so that the financial conditions are not as good as we are told on TV and in church.

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  36. bajans September 11, 2016 at 10:23 PM #

    ha, ha, ha. Sargeant, second and third generation Canadians of Bajan parents are not Bajans. They are Canadians. Invest in Barbados bonds? They have no ties to the country.
    Up here there were mainly older people who attended Worrell’s session and more than likely it will be the same this time around. A lady who went told me, Bajans were upset because they did not even serve them a drink. lol.

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  37. Gabriel September 11, 2016 at 10:29 PM #

    David
    I agree with you.One of the major failings of this government is that firstly,they think they know it all,secondly they do not engage advice as confident management do and thirdly they do not talk to each other as they should. The private sector is there,the UWI is a valuable resource that is there and Maxine should know this,she was part of it years ago,there are international institutions here that can offer advice.This administration is either too cavalier with the taxpayers or too naive to see the damage they are doing.The tax consultant did indicate the implementation date should have been postponed because of the technical difficulties in implementing and the unanswered questions involved in the exercise.

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  38. Tron September 11, 2016 at 10:59 PM #

    So, the lecture “Trying to Succeed in a Failed System” was about “deficit spending is not so bad”. Dear McClean, did you obtain your Ph.D. in North Korea or in Venezuela?

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  39. Sargeant September 11, 2016 at 11:14 PM #

    @bajans
    ha, ha, ha. Sargeant, second and third generation Canadians of Bajan parents are not Bajans. They are Canadians. Invest in Barbados bonds? They have no ties to the country.
    ++++++++
    Sooner rather than later the generation of Bajans who attend these meetings will be in the boneyard and it will be opportunity lost if the Barbados Gov’t is unable to reach their offspring. Interestingly the descendants of Jamaicans, italians, Irish, Greek etc. who were born in this multicultural society don’t have an issue with adopting a hybrid identity

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  40. Colonel Buggy September 12, 2016 at 12:08 AM #

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  41. Well Well & Consequences September 12, 2016 at 7:45 AM #

    Nice on Colonel…lol

    The leaders may want to look closely at Killary Clinton and all her lie telling…..could it be decades of telling lies have finally caught up to Killary…..lying, lying, lying….does finally catch up.

    “Hillary Clinton might actually have 1 year to live based on medical records that were leaked indicating she has a disease called Subcortical Vascular Dementia. While many videos have been made about her health, all of them have missed the severity of her illness. She could die very soon, since Vascular Dementia is progressive and has a 3-5 year life expectancy. Clinton actually has a severe form of the disease that impacts the subcortex region of the brain, which includes the brainstem. This might explain why Clinton is dry-coughing so much. The brainstem controls primitive functions of the body like breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. When there is ischemia to this region, B/P, HR, and breathing won’t function correctly. Hillary’s cough is so noticeable because she can’t seem to get over it. Most people only need a couple of coughs and they are able to overcome what is in their throat. But not Hillary. Hillary has tried to explain that she has an “allergic cough.” This is completely false and a lie. Based on her medical records, it is related to her Vascular Dementia, which she is dying of. She could rapidly decline if circulation is weak to the brainstem.

    Hillary’s health record also states that she has “complex partial seizures.” I have witnessed many people who have had seizures, and I believe Hillary is definitely showing signs of seizing activity. With complex partial seizures, one can show signs such as head nodding or lip smacking. Hillary, has had several instances where she appears to have had a seizure, the most well-known is when she was in front of a group of reporters. External, noxious stimuli can trigger seizing in certain individuals. Hillary had a seizure in front of the reporters. Not unsurprisingly, they are trying to control her seizures using a Diazepam autoinjector. Autoinjectors are used with urgent drugs such as Diazepam and Epinephrine in order to stop an life-threatening event from happening. If Hillary has seizures, they could cause an oxygen deficiency in the brain, resulting in damage and further progression of her VaD. An autoinjector is needed to control the seizure.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/055254_Hillary_Clinton_walking_dead_medical_event.html#ixzz4K2ZXK46k

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  42. millertheannunaki September 12, 2016 at 8:15 AM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences September 12, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    It seems like Lady Luck might play the Trump card in favour of the racist elements in America.

    As the Korean peninsula is about to go up in a cloud of nuclear dust who would America be saddled with as her leader?

    I hope they pray to their white god not to suffer the same fate as Bim did in 2010 to end up in a social and economic wasteland.

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  43. Gabriel September 12, 2016 at 9:12 AM #

    I heard McClean did his Phd in attributes of the black belly sheep.If so,why did this govt send him to Canada as the island’s top diplomat.There was no attendant exports of the bb mutton.
    Perhaps it might be worthwhile to return him to the Senate and appoint him Minister of Agriculture
    Minister Inniss is reported as supporting a means test to level the out of control deficit of this govt.What about the lady in Brittons Hill whose pleas for help with her old house(is this not Stuart’s constituency?)collapsed almost losing her life.Did she require a means test?And what about that centenarian in another old house all by himself,cannot help himself.The fraud for a Social Scare minister allowing that citizen to live in squalor.Does he need a means test,minister Inniss?
    Get real.This government don’t care about Barbados and the deterioration of the country.

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  44. Sargeant September 12, 2016 at 9:33 AM #

    @Miller etc.
    It seems like Lady Luck might play the Trump card in favour of the racist elements in America
    ++++++++++
    We are in deep doo doo, last time America elected a septuagenarian as Pres we ended up with a man who couldn’t remember if he traded arms for hostages with a wife who was defacto Pres and depended on the occult to tell her which way the wind was blowing.

    I already have plans to construct a concrete bunker I don’t believe in that ‘duck and cover” propaganda the only question is what second language I should be focusing on “Russian or Chinese”? At my age I can’t even comprehend rudimentary English now I get to learn a second language, I’ll stick to Chinese I can practice my skills with “David” not the BU David but a David I know who speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, do you know Huang/Hwang and Wong are pronounced the same but he also tells me that there are multiple dialects and pronunciations as you traverse the country much like the minor variations that we have in Bim with say a Philipine and a City man.

    I fuhget the obvious I can retire to “God’s Little Acre” (with apologies to Erskine Caldwell) and watch the tide roll in and roll out again (OTIS YOU LEFT US TOO SOON).

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  45. Sargeant September 12, 2016 at 9:40 AM #

    @Gabriel

    I heard McClean did his Phd in attributes of the black belly sheep.If so,why did this govt send him to Canada as the island’s top diplomat.
    +++++++++
    He was not the “top diplomat” in Canada, he was Consul General in TO, the “top diplomat” is the HC in Ottawa.

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  46. Well Well & Consequences September 12, 2016 at 9:56 AM #

    Miller…ah gotta tell you, they have turned the campaign trail into a side show, I am not one to practice age discrimination, but both Killary and Trump are too old for the pressures of the job at the ehite house, they are both looking for the status, Hillary wants it even if it kills her. I saw her on a video last night spinning her head like a bobble doll, I thought it very unnatural until I saw the link regarding their “proof” of her health

    There is a popular belief by New Yorkers that being very, very close family friends Trump and the Clintons connived that campsign game with the intent to settle Hillary in the white house, as slimy politicians tend to do…..if so, it could very well backfire, cause the policies are very strict….ya cannot be a nominee for the job of presudent if ya sick.

    They need candidates between 40…and 50….but they have no one suitable…all are idiots….lol

    Same conundrum as Barbados.

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  47. Gabriel September 12, 2016 at 10:34 AM #

    WW&C
    I heard one of the two anchors on Morning Joe lament the absence of Joe Biden from the race.

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  48. Well Well & Consequences September 12, 2016 at 11:09 AM #

    Yeah Gabriel, Biden would be a good choice, but he is still reeling from personal loss, the death of his son, so he might not feel up to it.

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  49. bajans September 12, 2016 at 4:12 PM #

    I gots me invitation today to go hear Delisle Worrell. The Flyer says “The Barbados International Business and Financial Services Sector: The Efficiency of International Commerce. the invitation says the lecture is entitled “International Financial Reform: Unintended Consequences for International Financial Centres”. It is sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Administration and the High Commission. So me here perplexed – are dere two lectures or one. How does de flyer and invite relate?

    Now, I gots me a big problem. I want to go, but the date is Thursday, September 17th. I went to put it on my calendar and kun fine dah date no way. So, I am supposing it can be dis year or dis mont.

    Now, anudder ting, wuh Worrell gots telling the big boys any fink bout international financial centres? Wuh I din kno that Barbados was London, New York, Geneva, Toronto, Tokyo, etc.

    It also says “the guvner wood likes to use dis opportunity to update Babajan nationals on information on Savings Bonds. A safe way to save more”. Wuh dis country Canada gots we own savings bonds dem.

    Uh waiting to see if they gine call wid clarification and the right date. Unless dey dont want some uh we tuh turn up.

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  50. Well Well & Consequences September 12, 2016 at 4:21 PM #

    Just dont let them near your pockets or wallets…warn the others.

    The minorities are looking for investment money for Hyatt and a pile of scams, they would send out tjeir messenger boys and girls in parliament and the central bank to rob other gullible bajans…in the North.

    The squatters in parliament have no shame,

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  51. Tron September 12, 2016 at 5:06 PM #

    The essence of the funny lecture last Friday on “Trying to Succeed in a Failed System” was: “The Keynesian economists advocate deficit spending by Government on infrastructural projects that are labour intensive to stimulate employment” (ref. BB Advocate). So, the big spending since 2008 was on infrastructure? Which pothole exactly? I cannot see any relevant improvement. And: Are there any international examples that deficit spending could improve the situation? Japan, Greece? All failed examples! Simple ask yourself the question: Why should investors in the far North pay for the failed public service here, public buildings looking like palaces and workers relaxing the whole week?

    The lecturer also complained about the “rigged” financial and rating system. Well, weren´t the rules for this game clear ever since? And: Any concrete solutions? Wouldn´t it be better to improve efficiency and work ethic instead of whining like a child?

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  52. Tron September 12, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

    @bajans

    Adverts for junk bonds can trigger liability for investment fraud. The PM and Dr No are really, really very bold to do that in Canada. If something goes wrong, they could get nailed in Canada, since they praised their bonds in Canada.

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  53. Well Well & Consequences September 12, 2016 at 6:12 PM #

    We want them to get nailed in Canada or the USA…then we can be sure they will be well nailed.

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  54. Sargeant September 12, 2016 at 9:52 PM #

    They can’t sell bonds in Canada, they can advise on how to obtain the bonds but they can’t take funds for purchase of bonds.

    The topic of the Presentation in TO is “Recent Economic Development and Prospects for Investment & Growth”.

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  55. Colonel Buggy September 12, 2016 at 11:49 PM #

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  56. Tron September 13, 2016 at 12:19 AM #

    @Sargeant

    In some instances, even a mere advert can trigger liability (“prospectus liability”). Know that for sure. They really should be very, very careful, given the rating of Barbadian bonds. I talk about personal liability: house away, Mercedes away, yacht away, Swiss bank account away, girlfriend away. Anything forgotten what is important for male Dems?

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  57. Well Well & Consequences September 13, 2016 at 5:22 AM #

    I like thr lame duck Fruendel…lol

    This is the time when they are vulnerable and desperate, looking to help not the people who pay their salaries, but the local crooks, now they will make mistakes.

    If they know what’s good for them they will cut all ties with the Cows, Bizzys, Maloneys, Bjerkhams, Harris, Parris, etc….do not give any of them taxpayer funded contracts…or they can continue keep up the corruption and pay the heavy price.

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  58. Well Well & Consequences September 13, 2016 at 5:35 AM #

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/09/13/heritage-chairman-staying-clear-of-hyatt/

    The law breaker Maloney was apparently told by Inniss that his 15 storey Hyatt fantasy on Browne’s beach was a cakewalk, apparently the reality is quite different.

    So…..where is Maloney getting the money, I hope Inniss did not tell tge law breaker that taxpayer and pension funds are available to him ala 4 Seasons scam…..as these weak politicians are known to do, give away what does not belong to them.

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  59. Due Diligence September 13, 2016 at 7:57 AM #

    Sargeant September 12, 2016 at 9:52 PM #

    “The topic of the Presentation in TO is “Recent Economic Development and Prospects for Investment & Growth”.

    Hope you will attend the TO Presentation and report to BU.

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  60. Due Diligence September 21, 2016 at 3:46 PM #

    Bajans

    re Yours of September 10, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Were you able to attend the Guv’s Ottawa presentation – how was his pitch received?

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