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The State of Castle Grant Reservoir

castlegrantA good indication of quality management of any entity is to examine the physical infrastructure (as one example) for which said management is charged. The state of the condition of the entity in this case should raise an alarm when the infrastructure under scrutiny is the national water generation and distributions read Castle Grant reservoir.

It gives Barbados Underground little comfort to publicize this matter BUT there comes a time when obvious years of neglect give the civic minded little choice.

This is the condition of a reservoir managed by the Barbados Water Authority.

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122 Comments on “The State of Castle Grant Reservoir”

  1. ac September 16, 2016 at 6:30 AM #

    On my mind is the back and forth going on between the minister of Finance and the NUPW who states that they have a right to direct govt how to protect its borders.
    I believe that all countries have Ministers of National Security and advisers who give govts such directives as they are the ones privy to the security intelligence which will give the govt/s an overall perspective towards the management and security of the country
    However i maybe wrong as The leadership of the NUPW states that the union voice cannot be disregard when govt makes proposal on matters that best served the National security of the country,
    For what it is worth i am of the understanding that the national security of a country cannot be comprised or serve on the disguise for that which is best served in the interest of the employee but on the intelligence gathered that would better served the overall best interest of a nation
    Therefore unless the NUPW has better information or security intelligence purposed as a guide to which they can hold fast that the custom officers would be at a disadvantage to the overall national security of the nation if changes are made ,, then their argument is not only obstructive but a refusal which only serves or represent a few

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  2. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 6:33 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85574/blame-utilities

    I wonder who Michael Lashley blames for the deplorable state of the Transport Board and BUSES, while he is shifting blame, he should name those people while he is at….

    Alvin…it’s not an everyday, every week or every month occurrence in Toronto, in the summer ya get heavy rainstorns that put out the power…Toronto has a population of 2.7 MILLION people, that’s a lot of homes to restore power…at 243.3 square miles. …spread out in vast areas….Barbados 166 sq miles with 275,000 people…there is no comparision.

    In 2003 ee exprienced a rolling blackout from the grid in Canada, it rolled from upstate straight into NYC and down to Florida. ..Mathattan was total chaos, we left the city after 5pm and did not make it to where we lived at the time to nearly midnight….7 hours of walking….you should try walking acrosss the Brooklyn Bridge in the dark with millions of people, a bridge designed for trucks, not synchronized walking……it was swaying across the river for miles.

    Walking up or down 17 storeys in Toronto is nothing. …if it was 103 storeys during 9/11 bombings, that maybe worth talking about…suck it up and stop being a wuss, I have no sympathy….you may nit get that kind of exercise again for years.

    What makes you think Barbados does not have electric stoves as well, many people do and are equally inconvenienced when electricity goes, not everyone lives in the backward world you fantasize for your fellow bajans.

    Tron…..Alvin is merely an uninformed political pimp and yardfowl, nothing more, but a lot less….he does not even live in Barbados to experience the incompetence of his own government, the slightest thing happens to him in Barbados….he runs back to Canada….his only authority to speak is as a yardfowl.

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  3. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 6:39 AM #

    As you can see…the same applies to the yardfowls ACs, the only difference is, the ACs are stuck in Barbados and when the government is kicked out, things will get decidely worse for them, that is the blighted lot in life of pimps and yardfowls.

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  4. David September 16, 2016 at 6:40 AM #

    @Colonel Buggy

    It would be good to prosecute this matter some more. Any hope of getting pics of other resevoirs?

    If yes please email to BU.

    >

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  5. Frothy Mouth September 16, 2016 at 6:40 AM #

    @Alvin Cummins, I expect you to get a knighthood for supporting corruption, poor governance and gross incompetence.

    I will build a new building for the Transport Board. Why have not Cow Williams of Barbados Light & Power built a $60M office building?

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  6. Bush Tea September 16, 2016 at 7:14 AM #

    @ David
    It would be good to prosecute this matter some more. Any hope of getting pics of other reservoirs?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    WHY?

    Boss, the reservoirs are in the same shiite state as:
    …the roads
    ..the schools
    ..the hospital
    ..the police stations
    ..the beaches
    ..the transport board
    ..the courts
    ..the SSA
    ..the Sugar industry
    ..treasury
    ..the foreign reserves
    ..government headquarters
    ..the defence farce
    ..the welfare department
    ..the child care board
    ..Bridgetown

    ….do you get the drift…?

    Why throw water into the sea?
    …or in this case, …why throw more shiite into the sewerage…?

    There is a COMMON factor. It is called “greed, selfishness and ‘albino-centricity’…”
    It leads out brass bowl politicians, leaders, businessmen and even ordinary brass bowls to focus on their own selfish carnal desires ….RATHER than on building a LEGACY for their great grand children.
    The result will not only destroy their grand children, but will also enslave their lazy, selfish asses….. ‘as good as a cent (was)’….before they outlawed common ‘sense’ that is…

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  7. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 7:32 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85572/vincentian-vendors-protest-port

    The blatant stupidity has reduced the island to this state.

    You would discriminate against other small islanders, who have status in Barbados, from ckearing their imports of food and fresh fruit, which benefits you and your children healthwise. These other islands have fruit growing by the side of the road, anyone can pick a fruit daily to eat in those islands, you cannit because you do not grow fruit and your food source is limited, by your own choice……when you wilfully and maliciously, as a customs officer or other port worker hold up the ckearing of fresh fruit and vegetables, you cause your own people to suffer health problems…you spite yourself. Your minister orefers import garbage from outside the region.

    With that mentality is anyone surprised at the rate of NCDs and sudden deaths on the island…not me.when did it become ok to prevent fresh fruits and vegetables to be cleared at the port.

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  8. recoanthony September 16, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

    THIS IS NOT 2016 BUT RATHER LIKE 1620, EVERYTHING IN BARBADOS HAVE GONE BACKWARDS, THE NEW WHITE NIGGERS IN HENRY HAWLEY HOUSE (PARLIAMENT) DOING AS THEY LIKE, NOW SHIT HIT DE FAN NO ONE IS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY PERIOD. GIVEN OUR CURRENT SITUATION THE OTHER CARIBBEAN HEADS OF GOVERNMENT(S) MUST BE LAUGHING THEY HEADS OFF……OH LOOK HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN. ONE CAN UNDERSTAND WHEN ONE SAYS BARBADOS IS NO MORE AH MODEL TO FOLLOW, UNTRUSTWORTHY GOV. SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY MORNING,AFTERNOON,EVENING WORDS DON’T ADD UP, HIGH LEVEL OF CORRUPTION,BUT WHAT MAKES IT WORSE IS THE PEOPLE THAT PUT THEM THERE REFUSE TO GET UP AN REMOVE THEM…..AS KID SITE SAYS ONLY BOUT HERE.

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  9. Gabriel September 16, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    Reco
    We need to encourage the 40% of the electorate to come out and vote these bag blind ne’er do good ears out of office and out of existence.The BLP is the only significant other party so far and it looks like somebody will have to get on an aeroplane to Martinique and on to Paris and have a pow wow with Rawdon to return and save Barbados ass from grass,that is,the fatted calf brigade of corrupt,thieving,lying,cheating DLP.May they perish in hell and that right soon.

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  10. David September 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM #

    @Gabriel

    An example of what it will take to motivate disillusioned voters to come out is Bernie Sanders. People have to believe in something that they obviously are making an emotional connection. To some extent Trump has been able to do it.

    On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

    >

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  11. Due Diligence September 16, 2016 at 10:16 AM #

    Totally off topic, BUT.

    When it comes to Spin Doctoring, Bajan media is the best.

    Example in Nation article today; “Sandals Beaches set to open in 2019” should read “Sandals Beaches construction delayed yet again”

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  12. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 10:59 AM #

    That’s not the only one spinning tales..the dude from FSC is spinning like crazy cause they got an international assessment coming up re the crooked insurance industry…instead of exposing and locking up the likes of Harris and Parris who continue to give the industry a bad name…clean up the landscape, they are covering up and pretending instead.

    But that lie he told in the newspapers, is haunting him and the insurance companies in the same newspapers today. Insurance companies do not pay out to injured claimants on the island…they are dishonest and leave people to suffer and die.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85579/waiting-usd200

    News Flash…people already know the truth and have no intention of putting their head earned dollars in insurance scams.

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  13. Gabriel September 16, 2016 at 11:02 AM #

    David
    Bernie sees the two contenders as representative of the wealthy and well connected,never mind Trump’s rhetoric and Hillary’s wrestling with facts and health challenges.Current polls trending towards an improved Trump likely positive outcome however the HP continues to editorialize a caveat that Trump is a serial liar,a rampant xenophobe,a racist,a mysoginist,a birther,incites political violence and has repeatedly pledged to ban all of 1.6 billion Muslims from entering the US.

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  14. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 11:24 AM #

    When a government is so uncaring about potable water for it’s citizens, about the importation of low quailty chicken and other foods than can cause health issues to its citizens, about the deplorable state of the transportation system and buses, the roads…and a long list of damaging quality of life issues. ..ya know the people and country are in deep trouble.

    Insurance companies should not be allowed to refuse to pay claimants even after a judgement…no claimant should have to wait longer than 30 days for his/her money, the nastiness called an insurance industry in Barbados refuse to pay years after a judgement….and they are enabled by the governments.

    After 30 days…claimants with judgements against insurance companies have all rights to expose the nonpayment of their claims in the newspapers and on the blogs, let everyone know they refuse to pay your your money so that stooges like Randy Graham from FSC cannot show their faces in the newspaoers telling lies and misleading the public about the crooks in the insurance industry who refuse to pay claimants…let the region and the world read about their dishonesty and lies.

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  15. Gabriel September 16, 2016 at 11:37 AM #

    WW&C
    Randy Graham is David Thompson’s nephew not so?If true you get the picture?Who is he protecting?Its Party Paramountcy in Barbados not so?

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  16. GreenMonkey September 16, 2016 at 11:43 AM #

    South Park 20th Season Premiere Asks “Will you be voting for the Giant Douche or the Turd Sandwich?”

    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/south-park-20th-season-premiere-asks-will-you-be-voting-for-the-giant-douche-or-the-turd-sandwich_092016

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  17. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

    Gabriel…..From the first lie I read coming out of his mouth, I knew there is something very wrong with Randy Graham…I did not know he is related to Thompson…he is just another imp, whose job is to disadvantage and disenfranchise bajans.

    This is one of the reasons people need to work together and find all those injured claimants who have judgements against insurance companies who refuse to pay those claims…and expose them ALL in the newspapers and on the blogs. …shame them for the world to see that the truth is, they are ALL dishonest….and thieves.

    Peter Harris of CGI Insurance is famous for refusing to pay claims to injured people…find all of those he refuses to pay…expose him and the other companies…they have done enough damage with their greed, destroyed enough lives with the help of greedy, corrupt politicians.

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  18. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 11:49 AM #

    Nice one GreenMonkey….lol

    Neither of the 2 want to release their full medical reports or medical history…they are both old, sick and dying with Fat Donald just found to be obese….Killary’s head is shaking involuntarily. ..what a pair.

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  19. Pachamama September 16, 2016 at 11:54 AM #

    We could never understand why, regardless of circumstance, DLP lackeys like AC and Alvin Cummins would seek to locate causation before 8 years ago.

    And the fowls of the BLP clan are no different.

    Certainly there must be a point at which a present government accepts all the history, good and bad, of the country as its own.

    This circular logic as posited by the simpletons above is tiring and seeks no trajectory beyond the yard of the DLP headquarters in Belleville.

    This is the yard where the fowls best gather to pick scratch grain from shiite.

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  20. Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 11:58 AM #

    Meanwhile, look at the top security in place at a BWA ‘s Christ Church reservoir. A far cry from that of St Joseph

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  21. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 12:03 PM #

    Lol….just watch the next elections…before and after.

    They are a tag team DBLP…both gearing up to blame the other for all the ills and destruction they both helped create in the bajan society for 50 years…..

    …..the people must take some blame because they reduced themselves to political pimps and yardfowls for politicians. … condoned and enabled the nasty, dishonest behaviors of wicked government ministers and politicians…for 50 years.

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  22. Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 12:09 PM #

    Alvin Cummins September 15, 2016 at 10:54 PM #

    Colonel Buggy:
    I keep telling you all that when it come to me you got to come good. The following was cut and pasted from your contributions:
    !.”…You sir have got to be joking. The photo shows Castle Grant Reservoir. This in no pumping station. There are no pumps at this location. From here its gravity fed to all communities. This building shown is only part of the reservoir, in facts it is set directly above the open end of the elongated holding tank.”
    2. “…What you see at Cattlewash is a pump house which pumps water to a holding tank at a higher elevation at St Elizabeth. A sort of booster system.
    You ent sham.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Alvin I do not know how simple that I can put it to make you understand. No wonder we have so many problems in government in terms of engineering. Do you know the differences between and Ass and a Mule?

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  23. Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 12:18 PM #

    All Barbadians should by now realize that its not only the St Joseph people that this government cares not a rat’s arse about, but the rank and file Barbadians all across the island. If you happened to be fortunate to be receiving and uninterrupted supply of water, give thanks to the politicians and big ups, who live ,not among, but beside you.

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  24. Vincent Haynes September 16, 2016 at 12:22 PM #

    Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 12:18 PM #

    Forgive my ignorance,as I am still off island……..Did I not read recently that 2 desal plants were installed in order to fix the water problems…..what has gone wrong?

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  25. Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 12:32 PM #

    Bush Tea September 16, 2016 at 7:14 AM #
    Also ad the Barbados Public Library. Saw a person at Massy’s Supermarket (Big B) asking for donations to refurbish the Public Library Carnegie Building.
    Look wuh we come to nuh? Paying high taxes,and still begging. But do not blame the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Education, or the Minister of Transport and works, or the Minister of Housing or even the Prime Minister for the prevalent mendicant situation we now find ourselves. NOT ME! NOT ME!

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  26. Bush Tea September 16, 2016 at 12:32 PM #

    Just when you think that Kellman and AC represent the ultimate in unrepentant idiocy, ….Dumbville Inniss calls brass tacks with Sandra Husbands and breaks the nadir….

    Hahahaha
    Ohhhhhhh shiiiiiiteeee!!
    Murduh!!

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  27. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 12:33 PM #

    Colonel…when in Barbados and anything, the slightest thing goes wrong in Alvin’s life, the wimp runs back to Canada..whether there is a snow storm, rain storm, lack of electricity or water…he does not stick around Barbados….he is a wimp, a wuss….whose yardfowl job it is to keep bajans living in the condition and years 1600-1950.

    Cummings is a blight in the lives of bajans and should be banned from the island.

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  28. Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 12:36 PM #

    Vincent Haynes September 16, 2016 at 12:22 PM #

    “…..If you happened to be fortunate to be receiving and uninterrupted supply of water, give thanks to the politicians and big ups, who live ,not among, but beside you.”
    …………………………………………………………….
    And this includes desalinated plant supply.

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  29. Bush Tea September 16, 2016 at 12:39 PM #

    @ Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    All true, but using too many words….
    Alvin is an idiot.

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  30. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 12:49 PM #

    Lol….the Bushman, Cummins and the ACs are really special cases, who will not realize we have drowned them…… until after they are buried, then we will still have to burn the burial site.

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  31. Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

    Pump House at Cattlewash end of the East Coast Road (circa 2015)

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  32. de pedantic Dribbler September 16, 2016 at 2:40 PM #

    @David re ” An example of what it will take to motivate disillusioned voters to come out is Bernie Sanders. People have to believe in something that they obviously are making an emotional connection. To some extent Trump has been able to do it.”

    Den get one of our local man-wonder business tycoons to come out from the woodwork and run boldly as a political leader…get Bizzy! With him at the helm surely that would incite hoards of vocal citizens.

    Like Trump in US such a political episode would be enthralling and tell us a lot about Bajans as it has about the racist underbelly of the US..and who knows Bizzy might take his party to victory too!

    So how many would have cutlasses to cause ruckus and mayhem is the key query, of course.

    But I too like Trump tho…de man corning some sweet publicity for his brand, spending campaign money mostly at his businesses and basically laughing all the way to the bank.

    If he wins this election he will totally regret all his fancy footwork over these many years to this point.

    The man seems to forget that a President Trump means that every Trump property becomes a lighting rod for a terror attack…he will really wish his name brand could be in real, real ‘blind no name trust’ .

    What a conniption this will be!

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  33. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI September 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM #

    What will galvanize our people to action? in this WAR on the DLP and will drive them to more marches and the polls?

    Unlike my ole friend De Word aka Dribbler I do not think it can be a Bizzy, simply because he CANNOT DRAW the average bajan, irrespective of how much money he going pitch out to the sheeple.

    I can tell you who BUT is i do it will cause the sharks, ON BOTH SIDES, to approach them, and while i doan mind the BLP getting the dibs on the strategy, I DO NOT WANT THE DLP TO GET ONE EFFING SET!!

    So back to the ole man rather the Neanderthal’s “Stoopid Cartoons”

    De Word, you dun know dat de ole man does be killing heself laughing at that term.

    Dem doan unnerstand de ingrunt man dat I is and how gleeful dat comment is received !!!

    When you foolish you foolish. But you nor me ent going tell dem de secret.

    I expects de idjits (on both sides) to eff up de Video Clips concept which, quite simply, will “leverage the articulations of people”, our frustrations as people speak out on multiple issues read DLP EF UPS

    That is soooooo easy there are soooo many!!.

    E.G. (bad grammar cause you cyan start a sentence so hehehehehe) de male who was recently speaking at the BWA march at the Pine HQ and the woman who spoke about the problem that her 79 year old mother was having to get water to her home FOR THE SAME WATER ISSUE.

    We gots to up de ante and while dese pictures and posters got dem angry be bomb gine be capturing real real bajans talking out bout everyting from the “EF UP LIST” from Brother Bush Tea.

    Every single item listed by Bush Tea in this post on the Castle Grant Resevoir article at 7.14 am on September 16th 2016 ….…the roads..the schools..the hospital..the police stations..the beaches..the transport board..the courts..the SSA

    I going an mek one uh de videos as soon as de granson come home and post um heah for everyone who supports this BWA issue to take it and post it to your friends and tell them post it to theirs.

    Let de ole man and Neanderthal tell wunna one ting.

    Effing wunna want to see all of de resources put to change dat problem in St Joseph tek de video dat i ging put up and send it to wunna friends.

    In fact I gine tell you Dale Marshall right now tek dis picture below and post it to you st Joseph constituents via whatsapp and FaceBook and watch and see whu gind happen.

    Jes ask dem to like it pun you page Marshall, if dem support it

    Test de ole man Campaign 360, see if whu i saying correct or effing de ole man talking shyte

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  34. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 4:11 PM #

    Lol…Piece..if they had sense and were not so focused on covering up each others scams and crimes, they would see that the “stoopid cartoons” can bury the government.

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  35. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI September 16, 2016 at 7:09 PM #

    So de grandson jes came and helped de ole man.

    He gots to go home tuh he girlfriend so he jes do dis ting fuh he favourite granfadder and he lef

    It should become obvious how the rest of the campaign can be effected.

    Simple, repetitive message.

    The Issue

    Who is responsible.

    Who is being hurt.

    Real Real People

    And the outcome – Vote out the DLP

    (And Dale, and the rest uh wunna, in waiting, Tek wunna physihog out of the screen videos and let the people speak. Wunna is not to be seen AT THIS TIME SEEKING BROWNIE POINTS.

    These Stoopid Cartoons are to be seen as the voice of the People – de Po man in the village and on the street corner)

    And one more thing.

    Keep tabs on these people’s jobs.

    At any time ANY ONE OF THEM LOOSES THEIR PIC, POST MAKING THE VIDEO CLIP, Mek IT INTO A BIG ISSUE.

    Dat is de time dat wunna is to get wunna picture taken and to be seen as de people champion.

    De DLP wud be real foolish to fire any one of them people who championing these issues right before the general Election.

    Just firing one man, from a family equates to 12 to 15 votes normally given the Bajan model family.

    But if you fire a marcher or a video hero or heroine that is 50 to 75 votes that another Victimization Clip showing the person in the first video and the newspaper and radio and tv coverage that the Nation and the Barbados Today going give wunna, well dem ent going get fire.

    De internet is de common man friend.

    With all of the material all over the internet about the “Fumbling of this government” and with the resources that the BLP has at its fingertips, they should be able to advance a serious and sustained campaign against the Demonic Lying party

    Each day like the dripping of one drop of water on a rock, slowly but surely awakening the average bajan to the facts of the ineptitude of these Wild Bunch and Jokers.

    Until, like white pun rice, they are seen to be the very worst choice that any reasonable Bjan can make.

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  36. Well Well & Consequences September 16, 2016 at 7:14 PM #

    Yes…the power of the internet.

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  37. Colonel Buggy September 16, 2016 at 11:12 PM #

    In a news story today , a visitor complained of being bitten by bed bugs at the hotel she was staying at. The Manager ,or hotel employee allowed her to know that. “We do not have bed bugs in this hotel or in Barbados.” We did not have any gangs in Barbados either. But how quickly we forgot that the Fairchild Street bus stand had to destroy some of the seating there, due to what should be listed in the Bajan Phrase Book ,under Bed Bugs, as CHINKS.
    The resurgence of chinks could be linked to the unavailability of adequate amounts of water for personal hygiene.

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  38. balance September 17, 2016 at 6:27 AM #

    ‘The politicization of the water shortage had it tenactles attached to a shameless opposition who should now better”

    The shamelessness should rest with you because you seem to forget that your ascendancy to governance in 2007 rested with your politicisation of such issues as

    HARDWOOD
    FLYOVERS
    GREENLAND
    ARTHUR’S CLICO CHEQUE
    CORRUPTION- I WILL NOT LIE, CHEAT OR STEAL-

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  39. John September 17, 2016 at 10:24 AM #

    The water problems we experience were foretold in reports starting from 1946 (Senn) when the geology of the island was first documented!!

    The report was based on the examination of over 700 water wells, many of them dry.

    Water became a huge issue in Barbados in 1854 when Cholera struck and carried off 20,000 plus Barbadians in about 3 months.

    I have been through or seen major tunnels dug in the limestone at the bottom of shafts that testify to the amount of resources spent in trying to find water.

    The workmanship is quite amazing.

    The 700 plus wells were dug in an effort to get to potable water.

    You could say a lot of resources were wasted but atleast experience based knowledge gave Senn and others the ability to understand how water could be had.

    Fifty years of total crap as leaders who never understood how the land worked and acted as though there was no tomorrow has taken its toll!!

    It is perfectly in keeping with the result of the monkey leaders we have had that the 50th anniversary falls in the year the “chickens come home to roost”!!

    I am for one man one vote but I have to admit, in an island like Barbados where water is so scarce, it does make sense to have people making decisions who at least know as much as possible about the land through experience.

    A landfill, the National Dump at Greenland …. for heavens Sakes!!

    What a set of jackasses and theives!!

    The qualification to vote used to be ownership of land and it had its benefits because no large land owner with an understanding of nature would have gone the path we have taken in the last 50 years!!

    The Stanley Water Resources Report from 1978 predicted that 1996 or thereabouts would see the total allocation of the easily available water resources.

    Two years or so earlier, the geniuses we had as leaders committed the last 2 million gallons per day of water available in Barbados in the Porter’s Catchment to Golf at Westmoreland.

    Twenty years on from 1996 and some severe drought …. the chickens are now home to roost!!

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  40. John September 17, 2016 at 10:28 AM #

    ….. sorry, did not mean to intimate that Senn was the first geologist to study the Geology of Barbados, in fact it has been studied for centuries!!

    Senn first documented and explained the coral limestone geology and the occurrence of water.

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  41. Gabriel September 17, 2016 at 11:01 AM #

    I recall the stubborn one called Sandy saying to the press of Royal Westmoreland “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills”…all the while the fool sayest in his heart….”what doeth they at the well when he that is king diverteth the water away from the people,unto those whose pleasures lie in irons and balls upon the green grasses on yonder hill where lives a lass more bright than May Day morn”

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  42. millertheannunaki September 17, 2016 at 11:15 AM #

    @ John September 17, 2016 at 10:24 AM
    “The water problems we experience were foretold in reports starting from 1946 (Senn) when the geology of the island was first documented!!
    The report was based on the examination of over 700 water wells, many of them dry.
    Water became a huge issue in Barbados in 1854 when Cholera struck and carried off 20,000 plus Barbadians in about 3 months.”

    John, a well written and highly informative contribution to this most important topic on a vital resource next to fresh air for human survival.

    As was pointed out in an earlier submission, the fountain near to Heroes’ Square should be a constant reminder of the vital importance of potable water to the maintenance of an acceptable level of public sanitation.

    Poor garbage collection and disposal along with a compromised water distribution system is the perfect cocktail for an epidemic outbreak for a dangerous communicable disease which can only result in a culling of the vulnerable population and a destruction of the country’s only remaining economic lifeline, tourism.

    Let Bajans continue to contaminate the underground water through the careless disposal of human waste, further compromise it with pollution through the indiscriminate dumping of dangerous chemicals and the authorities’ failure to upkeep the water management infrastructure and they will soon find out which god they are serving.

    Nature might be a long-suffering Mother but can be a harsh Mistress when exacting her revenge.

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  43. Bush Tea September 17, 2016 at 11:26 AM #

    @ Miller
    Nature might be a long-suffering Mother but can be a harsh Mistress when exacting her revenge.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    Nature is too nice a lady to get involved in revenge…
    That is the job of her ‘bitch’ sister – Karma…

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  44. Alvin Cummins September 18, 2016 at 12:44 PM #

    David:
    How can you accept this type of language:… “THE NEW WHITE NIGGERS IN HENRY HAWLEY HOUSE (PARLIAMENT) …” in reference to our Members of Parliament on this blog, and in this country. It is an insult and, despite the camouflage is a submission by none other than GP, a Barbadian, but a person with a psychological problem; torn between the heritage he aspires to,(apart from waiting for the rapture) and the past that formed him and formulated his thinking.
    This contribution should not have been allowed to surface.

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  45. David September 18, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

    @Alvin Cummins (AC)

    You are aware that respect has to be earned?

    When MPs brandish guns at other honourable MPs does that help to earn our respect?

    When an M in response to being provoked about him not being the child father by the Attorney General and Minister of Commerce and he respond ‘yuh muddah skunt’ does that earn our respect?

    When the Speaker of the House has to be issued a court order to repay a client over two hundred thousand dollars does that help to earn our respect?

    #tobecontinued…

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  46. Colonel Buggy September 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM #

    Like

  47. Well Well & Consequences September 21, 2016 at 4:11 AM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/87172/bwa-water-wasting-st-philip

    The uselessness of BWA.

    The wasting of water by BWA.

    The uselessness if David Estwick.

    Like

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