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Child Care Board Insists Rastafari Children be Made WARDS of the State

Barbados Underground supports the Rastafari family in its fight against the establishment -Barbados Child Care Board to win custody of their children. The following is a report by Simba Simba – Barbados Underground
Is this family being 'persecuted' because they are Rastafarians?

Is this family being ‘persecuted’ because they are Rastafarians?

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) accompanied the Lashley family to their court hearing regarding the custody of their two children today (27/10/2016). The Barbados Child Care Board has brought a custody case against this family in an attempt to take custody of their two children and make them wards of the state. The foundation of their case is that the Ministry of Education has brought a case against the family for failing to send their children to school and not following proper procedure which would allow them to home school.

On Monday the 24th October the AHF represented by myself and Ms Leah Clarke along with Attorney at Law Mr Ajamu Boardi met with officials of the Ministry of Education to discuss the best way forward in the above mentioned case. It was stated by all parties present that we were all acting in the best interest of the children. We were told what the Ministry of Education required for the allowing of home schooling. It was highlighted that although a letter was sent in by the Lashley family to the Ministry of Education stating their intention to continue home schooling it was not accepted by the ministry as that. It was also stated that a curriculum and a work timetable had to be submitted along with names and qualification of intended educators. The AHF agreed to their request and further clarified the position of the parents in the methodology of how they would like their children schooled and the role they as the parents would play. It was agreed by all present that the religious perspectives and rights of the family be strictly observed as we proceeded in this delicate matter of religion vs education and institution. A question was asked by the AHF about assessments for the children. The Ministry of Education stated that no assessments of the children were carried out on their part. We the AHF then informed them that our organization had arranged to have assessments done and then summaries of the assessments for the two children were handed over to the representatives of the Ministry of Education. It must be noted that the assessments done were carried out by a professional in that field who also works on the behalf of the said ministry from time to time.

Within two days a revised letter of application to home school, with curriculum, work time table and intended educators with their qualifications was submitted to the Ministry of Education by the AHF on behalf of the Lashley family with their consent. Today the 27th October 27, 2016 the AHF submitted an affidavit that states our continued support of this family in the area of the education of their children.

With all this being done it would seem that the judge is moving in the direction of throwing the case out and has even questioned the jurisdiction of his court in hearing such a matter. He is of the opinion that the best place for the children at present is with their parents. However the Child Care Board seems relentless in their efforts to make the children wards of the state. According to what has been stated before it would seem that all other parties have the best interest of the children at heart and are working together to attain the best solution in this matter. It is only the Child Care Board that seems to be in it for the win and not acting in the best interest of the children. In the light of all the cooperation and extended assistance being given one would think the wellbeing of the children educationally would no longer be an issue. That is not the case. Even with all the discourse in the society about home schooling being held at various levels of our society and the overwhelming support for it as a viable means of instruction for children, the Child Care Board presses on as if the idea of home schooling was absurd.

I am left now with the feeling that this case was never about the wellbeing of the children but some sort of attack on this family to make an example of them. A warning perhaps, to other Rastafari families who have issues with the education system and would like to educate their children at home, to desist with this thought, seems to be the motive of the Child Care Board. Seeing it has been put out there by several political entities that home schooling is prevalent in Barbados and that the Child Care Board is not dragging parents that home school left and right before the court is an indicator that the real motive is not to fight home schooling but to fight a certain section of the community that would like to have this option open to them. Everyone and their grandparents agree that the Child Care Board has been found wanting in their duties of protecting children in Barbados. Cases of the abuse of children that have been reported to the Child Care Board that have been dealt with in less than satisfactory ways, that have led to the death of children are well documented in the minds eye of the Barbados society. Maybe this strong handed approach by the Child Care Board is a statement to Barbados saying “hey look we actually are working to keep our children protected from various forms of abuse.” Seeing that they are now out to save unabused children and remove them from the safe and loving environment of their parent’s shows that maybe the Child Care Board is not very clear on what abuse really is when it pertains to children.

Tomorrow morning the judge will give his decision on the matter. Will these two Rastafari children become wards of the state or will they be left in the custody of their parents? No matter the outcome, something needs to be done with the Child Care Board by those with the power to act. I hope that the Rastafari community can mobilize petitions for the government and UNICEF to look into this case. The Child Care Board needs shaking up. Lend a hand and help shake it.

Simba

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143 Comments on “Child Care Board Insists Rastafari Children be Made WARDS of the State”

  1. David October 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM #

    Thanks for your view. It is not about censoring him, it is that by his comments over many weeks he sought to make no valuable contribution to the forum, in fact to do he opposite. We have to exercise the best judgement in all things.

    So be it, let us agree to disagree.

    If some of you know the sacrifice to make this possible and then have to deal with BS.

    #ahlie!

    >

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  2. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 3:39 PM #

    David

    You must admit though GP can be arrogant and offensive at times, I thought his contribution on religious matters was of some value to the blog.

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  3. Violet C Beckles October 28, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    The state can not even take care of its self , so how can they take care of someone heirs?

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  4. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 4:01 PM #

    David

    Here is my finally take of this issue: it is rather surprising to me now that GP has leveled his critique at BU that he has all of a sudden became the unreachable itch that never goes away, but when that same critique was directed at AC, myself, and others who didn’t particularly agreed with the majority opinion here on BU, his contributed was seem as integral to the BU blog. Given the man a second change because without his ccontribution, one can argue that the dynamics of blog is going to change because PG was one of the original blogger on BU along with myself Bush Tea and a few here.

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  5. Well Well & Consequences October 28, 2016 at 4:06 PM #

    That must be the best thing the court has done for the year, besides freezing Leroy Parris’ assets, the court still has a lot of good work to do and stamp out the nonsense, how dare the child care board.

    GP will be back, he is one of us.

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  6. bajans October 28, 2016 at 4:10 PM #

    I used to enjoy Dr. GP posts, especially his contribution to the medical knowledge of the BU family. However, of late, I have been disappointed and embarrassed by the language this highly educated man has been spewing. No one else, not even the acs, has consistently denigrated and insulted other bloggers without adding value to the discussion.

    I think David has made the right decision.

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  7. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 4:11 PM #

    Finding myself in the same boat as Dompey, I wish to abandon ship 🙂

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  8. bajans October 28, 2016 at 4:22 PM #

    I am here scratching my head trying to understand how David’s moderation of some posts, equals banning.

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  9. Georgie Porgie October 28, 2016 at 4:27 PM #

    @ BAJANS
    BEING MODERATED ON BU MEANS THAT
    1 MY WIFE LEFT ME
    2 I LOST MY ALVATION
    3 MY NAME HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE FOR LIFE
    4 I AM NOW CONSTIPATED

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  10. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM #

    Give me an unfiltered GP, Buhie, PUDRYR …..
    Censor the hell out of ac, AC, Dompey ( non contributors) and Zoe (sleep inducing🙂 )

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  11. exclaimer October 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

    BU without GP would be like Laurel without Hardy.

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  12. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 5:15 PM #

    Anonymous

    Ecclesiastes9 -10 -18

    the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words not heard. I may not be able to conjugate my verbs, and articulate with the coherency as well as lucidity as you do my friend, but one thing is certain about me, and that is,I do not speak on issues of which I haven’t any knowledge on.

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  13. Alvin Cummins October 28, 2016 at 5:25 PM #

    To GP. Speaking from Hell where you have obviously put me; based your categorization, We will both live forever. No problem, for there will be no pain. Anyhow
    @ David,
    What are the responsibilities, if any, of the people in this case? Parents, Teachers, CCB, Government, Teachers, Legislators, the Courts? Which overlap? Should government have any responsibility or should their supposed jurisdiction be revisited, taking into consideration the changing mores and realities of life in the 21st century?

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  14. Alvin Cummins October 28, 2016 at 5:28 PM #

    @GP,
    Senokot, or Dulcolax with stool softener, Good for constipation. …No charge for that.

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  15. Georgie Porgie October 28, 2016 at 5:32 PM #

    ALVIN
    I THINK YOU MISSED THE POINT LOL

    I WAS UNABLE TO DEFEND YOU TODAY WHEN SOME MORON HERE, NOT KNOWING THAT YOU WERE TRAINED IN MICROBIOLOGY, WOULD KNOW THAT V .CHLERA IS A WATER BOURNE DISEASE

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  16. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 5:36 PM #

    anonymous

    In your intellectual arrogance, you have forgotten what the professor tell his students before he begins the College semester, and that is, there is no such thing as asking a foolish question, because all questions are valid and geared towards learning. With that being said: you are never to devalue the efforts and contribution of your country man, even if you think that his or her contribution isn’t worth your time and effort, because though we may not agree on everything here on BU, the one thing that united us is our common desire to see our nation reach its full potention.

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  17. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

    @dOMPEY

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  18. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 5:58 PM #

    @DOMPEY
    Mousey loves ytou baby

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  19. pieceuhderockyeahright October 28, 2016 at 6:15 PM #

    Some days are good days and some days are not so good.

    Some days I can see things sooooo clearly and other days I cannot.

    Some days Dr. GP gives me a sense of direction to my internal azimuth lost in a magnetic field that cannot see true north and other days I watch as he does the very same thing that i do.

    But in a different way.

    Let the ole man explain.

    I prosecute the “DLP Not one effing seat” campaign relentlessly, AND AT TIMES WITH NO RESTRAINT NOR REGARD FOR ITS OBJECTS.

    It would seem to many that I am “focused and determined” but to the targets of the campaign AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, I should be censored and “moderated” euphemism for prosecuted and locked up

    Yet, even with the same breath, the same fingers, there I am, on another blog, seeking insight from the other site as to purpose, belief and spiritual food.

    Food that he, and others gladly give.

    But, and here is the “similarity” of sorts, he is as passionate as I am about what is going on in Barbados, and what he sees as an apathy, and a futility.

    Dr. GP CANNOT SUFFER FOOLS GLADLY and what he does in his seeming “goads” is to say “every day wunna coming on here and saying the same thing, without change, and nothing is happening”

    De ole man uses his Stoopid Posters GP uses his seemingly deprecatory remarks.

    And in the midst of it all is the Honourable Blogmaster.

    Balancing all of our idiosyncrasies WHILE SEEKING TO UPLIFT the standard of the blog.

    That shit is really hard AND NONE OF US EFFERS REALLY APPRECIATE THAT DO WE?

    It really is all about us, the blogger!! what we write, how we feel, how many IMGUR counts are being reflected on our Stoopid Posters, if our comments go to a trash can, if our medical expertise is accepted, if someone tells us that we got bult at Station A, if someone tell us that the Minister Ester Byer Suckoo is an effing liar.

    We get all antsy and offended while we in de man house!!

    Next ting we going be telling him is to change de colours of the blog to aquamarine causing “we doan like yellow and lime”

    Gentlemen all.

    What David King has been able to do is to develop a blog that is an effing national blog where everybody who wants to know about serious subjects come to browse every effing day!!

    People does come here to read did blog like an effing newspaper!! See dere I go again with my gutter language.

    There will come a time when I too will be sanctioned because my submissions WILL NOT BE CONGRUENT WITH THE PLACE THAT BU SERVES and that is natural.

    I have grown to respect the knowledge that resides in Dr. GP’s head and flows off his fingers without reliance on the Holy Bible.

    during the past few weeks what he and Pachamama and Vincent and Bush Tea have done for me and my selfish self is given me some serious food for thought OR IS THAT THAUGHT which I hope will bring benefit to de ole man’s spirit.

    When we are typing here it is extremely easy to make a mistake, I meks dem all de time.

    Sometimes some of you remark about the mistake but at other times you let the insipid insignificant matter pass and deal with the substantive matter as it should be.

    I love my brother Dr. GP for his wisdom and resoluteness but we need to understand that the blog and its Blogmaster feeds a fire of consumption that has a different metric.

    My happy lala ‘s selfish interest in the IMGUR count is to show dem effers dat every single Stoopid Flier gets no less than 100 views and that outreach is to be feared heheheheheheheh

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  20. bajans October 28, 2016 at 7:10 PM #

    @DR. GP.

    At least you still have your God and your Jesus Christ. So you are happy.

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  21. de pedantic Dribbler October 28, 2016 at 7:28 PM #

    @Anonymouse – TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 2:31 PM re “@DPD…In matters concerning GP, anybody else except you…Nothing personal..”

    First up, even if I knew you I would not take this discourse personal. I state my views with integrity, reason and a logical focus and move on.

    Thus I am confounded by your “anybody else except you” remark. That suggests to me that there is a too great bias from YOU . I can state clearly that I dislike Dr GP’s personality here on BU. noting more nothing less.

    I do know the man and even if I did it would be a wasted emotion to dislike someone who has not done me anything….just cuss words showing how uncouth he is….cha.

    Yet I will continually rail against his unmannerly, crass manner every time he flames too egregiously ..so again your remark re anyone but me is beyond my comprehension!

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  22. bajans October 28, 2016 at 7:36 PM #

    @Piece,

    I went looking for my stoopid poster and there was none for today. Don’t tell me that you are slacking off. Those posters are my daily tipple. Now I will have to haul out the Cockspur Gold.

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  23. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 7:42 PM #

    @DPD
    Was not meant to put you down in anyway.
    I am aware of friction between you and GP.
    If your post mentions GP, I scroll.
    If his mention pedantic fool, I scroll
    Both of you are bright guys, buts its the water and oil thing

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  24. Georgie Porgie October 28, 2016 at 7:46 PM #

    RE bajans October 28, 2016 at 7:10 PM #
    @DR. GP.

    At least you still have your God and your Jesus Christ. So you are happy.
    YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT

    FORTUNATELY NONE HERE WILL BE MY JUDGE AT THE BEMA OR JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
    IF YOU READ THE FIRST 6-8 VERSES OF ZECHARIAH 3 YOU WILL SEE SOME OF THEM HERE ACTING IN THEIR ROLE OF SATAN THE ACCUSER
    NOTICE WHAT THE JUDGE SAYS THERE
    I HAVE NO APOLOGY TO MAKE FOR WHO I AM HERE ON BU OR FOR ANYTHING THAT I HAVE SAID OR WRITTEN
    I DIDNT COME HERE FOR DUMMIES TO QUESTION AND MOCK MY SCHOLARSHIP
    I AM VERY ACCURATE WHEN I COME HERE
    VERY ACCURATE

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  25. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 8:26 PM #

    anonymous

    What exactly is your definition of being bright consist of? If it is being able to memorized what one has been taught and regurgiate it, that is not being bright in my book. Being bright in my book is liken to Einstein making his paradigmatic shift from Newton Classical Physics to his Quantum Mechanics. What have you bright guys here on BU done to help shape the course of human history? Has any or all of you bright guys here on BU attended those prestigious Ivory League Schools in the US? Has any or all you guys here on BU won the Nobel Prize?

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  26. de pedantic Dribbler October 28, 2016 at 8:36 PM #

    Again Gazer, there is no friction between myself and anyone. I have cussed and been cussed by Pieces, Bushie, Sunny and others. Life moves on. Dr GP is relentless with his vitriol and sometimes I do not back down. I certainly would not call that friction. Invigorating, lively blogging.

    @David October 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM.. you have stated your case well and I don’y want to belabor this Dr GP matter but frankly I think it goes to the core of what you do and what your blog represents.

    As you said “It is not about censoring him” but then it must definitely be about censoring BU.

    You cannot prosecute the intransigence of the CCB here; welcome and solicit documents from out-spoken, probably crass and uncouth whistle-blowers and then react thus.

    Now let’s agree that as I said before this is YOUR blog, sweat and tears. I respect your hard-work on this blog – Good Lawd we all do and those with any gray matter recognize the tremendous work you and your team exert to make it look so easy.

    BUT Mr Blogmaster you absolutely knew from day one “… the sacrifice [needed] to make this possible.”

    And as surely you knew there would be lots of BS..and lots of GPs. So there is no way you can be so tired nine years later that a troll like him can dampen your energy.

    He represents 100% of MANY wrongs about our society. The same wrongs that drove you to start this activism.

    Are you actually raising the first white flag of being too fed-up!

    And to the point do you think that anyone who reads this blog regularly and was hungry for the path and Word of the God would embrace anything Dr GP preaches based on the vitriol he otherwise spews about others. If all his divinity students know that this is his alter ego then what interesting people they are too!

    Allowing him to ‘proselytize’ his hateful demeanor is the exact remedy for thinking people to see what his God and indeed his country has wrought…

    Don’t hide him..LET THE MAN SPEAK, unfiltered. Isn’t your blog about uncovering the true underbelly of our society, David!

    Anyhow, I gone and dun wid this; after all the scholarly fellow calls me a cur and slime…so let me slither away tail between legs !

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  27. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 9:07 PM #

    @DPD
    from your first mention of GP, I scrolled.
    I kinow what follows.

    @Dompey
    Surely you jest. If Einstein is your standard of bright, you can go offline.
    Not all men are geniuses.
    I assume you know what that word (genius) means.

    We have some very bright guys here.

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  28. David October 28, 2016 at 9:07 PM #

    @Dee Word

    Actually it is not about the BU household, we could care less. It is about > those who visit the blog for what it offers and have to deal with ish, it > detracts. It is not the first time we have had to Intervene. Then who > cares, it is only a blog. > > #bigdeal >

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  29. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 28, 2016 at 9:37 PM #

    Some things not to read on BU
    GP – if he mentions DPD
    DPD – mentions GP
    chad – any mention of female/girl/woman
    ac – everything
    Dompey – everything

    Required reading (a few are mentioned)
    WW&C
    Artax
    Walter Blackman
    PUDYR
    Bushie
    Colonel B
    DPd (if he mentions GP – abandon ship)
    GP (if he says Pedantic fool – abandon ship)
    John – good for fairy tales
    Zoe – a cure for insomnia

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  30. hamilton hill October 28, 2016 at 9:47 PM #

    It was long in coming and in simple Bajan parlance as well as is his choice of font I GLAD AS SHITE.

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  31. Georgie Porgie October 28, 2016 at 10:21 PM #

    The trusting heart to Jesus clings,
    Nor any ill forebodes,
    But at the cross of Calv’ry, sings,
    Praise God for lifted loads!

    Refrain

    Singing I go along life’s road,
    Praising the Lord, praising the Lord,
    Singing I go along life’s road,
    For Jesus has lifted my load.

    The passing days bring many cares,
    “Fear not,” I hear Him say,
    And when my fears are turned to prayers,
    The burdens slip away.

    Refrain

    He tells me of my Father’s love,
    And never slumb’ring eye,
    My everlasting King above
    Will all my needs supply.

    Refrain

    When to the throne of grace I flee,
    I find the promise true,
    The mighty arms upholding me
    Will bear my burdens too.

    Refrain

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  32. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 11:19 PM #

    Anonymouse

    The day you present an original idea here on BU is day I will regard you as someone who is worthy of my respect adulation because really, a lot of what you throw at a given topic here before deliberation are the ideas beholding to those who were before you or those who are amongst you. Because let’s face it guy, can’t you really boast of ideology, philosophy or theory that is exclusive your own? Yes, I will admit and do agree that when it comes to expessing the ideas of others, that you’re well capable of doing that, but at the end of the day, do you really ascertain a level of satisfaction by articulating the ideas of others with a degree of competence? Do you not feel a level dissatisfaction not being able to add your your name to the treasure chest of human knowledge and achievement?

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  33. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 11:38 PM #

    Anonymous

    Who cares what you think? An opinion is only valid if you valid that opinion, and quite frankly, I could care less what you think of me or in what manner you regard me, because as far as I am concerned, you do not speak as an authority on anything. Why ought I or anyone else here listen to anything you have to say on the issue validation?

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  34. Dompey October 28, 2016 at 11:57 PM #

    Anonymous

    You’re an idiot because had you read anything by Einstein, you would have known that he said that he is no genius.And the he just ponder the question a little more than most men!

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  35. Bush Tea October 29, 2016 at 12:34 AM #

    @ Hamilton Hill
    It was long in coming and in simple Bajan parlance as well as is his choice of font
    I GLAD AS SHITE.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    ha ha ha ha
    LOL
    Boss dat is a classic…

    Wait, GP get censored at last….?
    Wuh he has been BEGGING to be banned now for YEARS…
    Wunna done know that Bushie would have long obliged him… and ‘e sidekick Zoe too..🙂

    David is just being his “goodie-two-shoe” self by moderating (cleaning up) his posts…. now folks will not get to see the nasty, foul, sour fruits – and be misled into thinking that he is just your average egotistical, Scrooge-type, immature loudmouth who went to HC…..

    Stop protecting the man Boss…..🙂

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  36. Dompey October 29, 2016 at 5:32 AM #

    Anonymouse

    I see that you’re out of touched with the BU blog because had you been on the blog a coupled of weeks ago, you wouldn’t have made the statement you did regarding your approval of Artax here.

    Sir, are you not aware of the fact that the eldership here on the BU blog joined forces, and gave Artax and old time ass whopping because he had made some miscalculations regarding the role in a specific government agency.

    Well, Bush Tea led the charged follow by Mr. Caswell Franklyn who gave it tah de young man the way Whitaker Five Killers ( Track Suit Top, Dirty Harry, Starsky, Invader 1 and Rat Brown) from the CID gave tah Mark Young, Sandy Fly, Theophilus Piles, Pack Rat and a number of dem Bajan bad boys who now repose tranquilly in the Great Beyond.

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  37. Dompey October 29, 2016 at 5:47 AM #

    Anonymous

    Pack Rat from Bush Hall was feared the most by police back in the day, and even more so than Big Michael, Mark Young, and Buddy Brathwaite because he would physically assaulted police every chance he got, until my good friend Constable Cumberbatch lighted (shot) him up one evening at the National Stadium.

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  38. Dompey October 29, 2016 at 6:07 AM #

    Barbados notorious criminals back in the day

    1) Dr. Rat
    2) Buddy Brathwaite
    3) Mark Young
    4) Theophilus Pile
    5) Big Michael
    6) Derek McCollin
    7) Bend Toe
    8) Teeca
    9) Barabas
    10) Pack Rat
    11) Sand Fly
    12) Harding
    13) Hall
    14) Bradshaw
    15) Oliver

    And Starksky from the CID could have easily been one of them had he not been a police because he had all the traits of a true Bajan bad boy.

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  39. ac October 29, 2016 at 6:37 AM #

    What message did the judge send to the State and the Rastafarian family after throwing out the sentencing phase of the case
    This is a case that have been tossed up in the air with no guarantee as to how govt should proceed or take action against families who want to home school their children,The judge in the case felt that the family was wrong by not entering their children into a public or private institution of learning.
    Now here in light of a yesterday decision where the sentencing phase was thrown out the public is no where better off as to what choice if having a need to home school would give them the security of not having to be prosecuted by the state in lieu of the fact there was a guilty sentence placed on the heads of the family in the case brought against them by the state

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  40. de pedantic Dribbler October 29, 2016 at 7:09 AM #

    @Bush Tea October 29, 2016 at 12:34 AM re “…. now folks will [ NOT ] get to see the nasty, foul, sour fruits – and be misled into thinking that he is just your average egotistical, Scrooge-type, immature loudmouth who went to HC…..Stop protecting the man Boss…..”

    My sentiments exactly.

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  41. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 29, 2016 at 7:23 AM #

    @Dompey
    I apologise if my including you on a do not read list cause you to lose sleep.

    According to you, Einstein was no genius because he said he wasn’t a genius. I and many others doubt Einstein’s claim and still consider him a genius, but we would heartily agree with you if you claimed that you were not a genius.

    My assessment and opinion of Artax is based on the worth of his contribution over a period of time. It has not changed based on one post and I would love to see him enter the arena as you make your exit.

    Regarding the rest of your notes to Anonymous. – seems as nothing more than a brain fart, so I will leave it there.

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  42. Anonymouse - TheGazer October 29, 2016 at 7:54 AM #

    @Dompey
    On my end this exchange of fire is finished
    Regardless of what you add … Have a Great Day.

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  43. Bush Tea October 29, 2016 at 8:08 AM #

    @ TheGazer
    Einstein said he was no genius…
    Dompey says he is no fool…
    GP says he is a scholar and gentleman…

    It is why one should never blow one’s own trumpet…
    You never hear the false notes.

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  44. Vincent Haynes October 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM #

    Chuckle….good points dpD and BT on GP….

    The point that has been made and worth re-emphasising is by his words/behaviour/action the inner man is exposed,naked to the world stripped of all the letters behind his name that he fought so hard to get over the years and one sees a frightened little boy unsure of himself, who should be pitied……hopefully this site may help him.

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  45. HAMILTON A HILL October 29, 2016 at 8:56 AM #

    So sad to see that the thrust of this blog suffered at the hands or should I say at the finger tips of a religious zealot. Too many times we saw where a deliberate attempt to denigrate the noble passage of discussion met with success. Too many times we saw where the combination of contempt and blatant disrespect for the alternative view , solicited vitriolic spasms that ventured well outside the bounds of respectability. The genesis of these spasms dare I say, is rooted in religious zealotry where there is no room for the opposing view. While I cannot speak for others I can say that I have learned much from my visits to this RUM SHOP and I am quite able to discern where brilliance oftentimes was stunted by the sickness that Religious Zealotry is. As I have said before we will sooner see Casper the friendly ghost before we recognize a true Christian. On that bright and beautiful day with trumpets blaring and all, GP is gonna be in the same line as Bushie, me and de rest ah we dat here in de RUM SHOP. Dats why we could sure do without he fah now……fah real !

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  46. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2016 at 9:17 AM #

    iT SEEMS THAT GP WAS THROWN OUT FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, OR THE LANCET, OR THE BMJ OR SOME PUBLICATION OF GREAT VALUE. MURDAH
    NOW GP WIFE LEF HE
    HE MUDDA DISOWN HE
    HE LOSS HE SALVATION
    HIS NAME TAKEN OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE FOR LIFE
    HE LOST HIS JOB
    HIS HAIR FALL OUT
    HE GOT BILATERAL TORSION OF THE TESTES AND PROCTALGIA FUGAX
    HIS HEART HA FAILED HIM

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  47. Gabriel October 29, 2016 at 9:29 AM #

    Afro-Americans should object to their taxes being used by these racists zionists whom GP and Zoe would have us believe their brain warped quotation from a book of an era long gone,is the Cause Celebre, the milk of kindness,the example of Love thy Neighbour and such like things when we are dealing with human animals who are encouraged to think they are other than a human animal,warts and all.They and those who think likewise are lunatic in thought,word and deed.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/opinion/sunday/why-israel-still-refuses-to-choose.html?

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  48. MR.C October 29, 2016 at 10:07 AM #

    @ Dompey:- I am NOT placing all the blame on anyone. All I’m saying is that if the children are being removed due to Government’s policies on homeschooling. Then what’s the difference with the one who is in schools. The funny thing about parents fighting,I can remember oh so well how men in Barbados seem to think that their women were punching bags or soccer balls. And would jump in them even in public. I grew up with that same dumb situation. But it didn’t make me step out and do as I saw this man who abused my mother. We as humans beings are capable of making choices on our own. I read from time to time,and see videos of children in Barbados fighting in the schools, and in the streets. And half of the times they themselves seem to be lost as to why they are fighting in the first place; One thing that I have noticed as a boy when I was in Barbados. The rule was,do as I say,but not as I do. So, in essence, it was like double standards. And even in the churches many figureheads weren’t even doing the right things either;

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  49. Dompey October 29, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

    Anonymouse

    These are not my words Sir because Einstein has been quoted of said: is he wasn’t a genius and that he just pondered the question with deeper insight than most men. But after Einstein’s death his brain was examined and it was discovered that his parietal lobe was much larger than the average human being.The parietal lobe Anonymouse is responsible for the spatial and mathematical skills, but of course, Einstein obviously, neither did the scientific community at the time knew he was genius on the accounted of his extraordinary brain.

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  50. Dompey October 29, 2016 at 10:28 AM #

    Mr. C

    I would unequivocally agree with you on one point and it is point I shall continue to argue, and that is we were reared on a philosophy of hypocrisy With that being said, even though I believe in personal responsibility and taking responsibility for one’s actions as for as the young people are concerned, I still cannot attribute blame unilaterally to the young people with respect to how their conduct themselves at home and in the public arena. When have our political leaders, the example of which the young people are to emulate caught tape telling one another kiss out yah madda scunt.

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  51. Bush Tea October 29, 2016 at 10:33 AM #

    Dompey
    Einstein was just being modest.
    You should explore that approach yourself ….
    In your case, it would be also mean your being honest.

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  52. Sunshine Sunny Shine October 29, 2016 at 10:38 AM #

    Mr. Pandemic Triple aka Dribble

    I ever cuss you? Look boy, unlike some of you who are here just to pompersett and let the world know how much qualifications, knowledge, good writing skills you all have, I am interested in the overall welfare of the Barbados that has my navel string buried up there at dah dere QEH. That means I have no time to be engaging or reading a whole lot of shite some of you write on here daily. The topic could be about Okras but you all find a way to turn in into bare shite talk. NO wonder the blog remains stuck in the same thing every day. It is one of the reasons I seldom come on now to write anything. I will focus my efforts on producing the posters, now my colleague back. That is the one worthwhile cause that is reaching a wider audience near and far beyond.. David needs to start putting the ban in some of your asses, including me if I get out of hand, which is every cotton picking day. So Mr. Pedantic Dribbler get your facts straight, I never cuss you yet because I only cuss two people on here. GET IT?

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  53. Well Well & Consequences October 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM #

    ACs…speak for your dumb selves, I understand perfectly why the MAGISTRATE, not a judge, felt he is obliged to follow and comply with the letter of the LAW, in this matter.

    I have no urge to enlighten you however, sometimes ignorance is bliss. You may want to ask Birch.

    Let’s see what happens with child careless board, all their criminal acts and dirt needs to be made very public, that fraud agency.

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  54. David October 29, 2016 at 11:19 AM #

    @SSS

    The BU household is honored to read comments like yours, that a little Bajan blog is responsible for such raised expectations. Here is a tidbit for your information. The effectiveness of BU will only be possible with the full participation by the public. Can you explain why email blasters are not prepared to give BU service? Can you explain why the many public servants et al who frequent BU read and go their way without sharing what thy know? etc etc etc

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  55. Vincent Haynes October 29, 2016 at 11:25 AM #

    David

    You know why only to well……fear of victimisation.

    I posted on Suriname water borne bacteria….and asked if it merited highlighting?

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  56. David October 29, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

    @Vincent

    Saw it, will have a read, it is in the queue…:-)

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  57. pieceuhderockyeahright October 29, 2016 at 11:47 AM #

    De ole man was very happy to see that the RASTAFARIAN PARENTS Charles Lashley and Kim Jackman matter was thrown out of court.

    It bodes well for the second matter to be heard in December

    I was reading the newspaper article in the Nation (oh dear me, de ole man is consorting with the enemy and came across this passage that was indeed an assassination of english.

    “It was just after 3 p.m. when Frederick handed down his decision in the courtroom, which included president of the African Heritage Foundation Paul Rock and his wife, along with the defence team, led by Andrew Pilgrim QC and including Sian Lange, Douglas Trotman and Ajamu Boardi…”

    Is this Carl Moore’s progeny? is this what he oversees or once oversaw at the Nation??

    …handed down his decision …”in the courtroom”? where else could he have handed it down, in the HQ of the $60 Million Barbados Water Authority?

    …in the courtroom…”which included?” how the dompey (or is that donkey? well they are both the same arent they (watch how Donkey is going to respond three times to that reference to his name.

    How the donkey can “the courtroom”, an inanimate noun, “include” i.e. contain as a subordinate element, live beings?

    I really think that there is a need for rudimentary Latin to be taught at these institutions of higher education so that these doufuses would understand how stupid their articles, which cost $2.25 sound and look to the world.

    Then, as if to show the paucity of their understanding and grasp of the english language, having incorrectly used the word include, the primary school reporter, one TAMEISHA SOBERS, tameishasobers@nationnews.com goes on to repeat the same verb (used as object) later in the same sentence as if her vocabulary was single word AND the QUARK software at the company (sorry Publisher or Scribble of whatever they use nowadays) could not find another synonym like “comprised”

    The Grammar exercise aside, let us not wait to see if the other charge(s) will stick or be tossed out as they should

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  58. pieceuhderockyeahright October 29, 2016 at 12:16 PM #

    @ The Honourable Blogmaster

    Can the ole man rise to answer your question?

    Some weeks ago de ole man asked two of the more seasoned bloggers whom I respect whether they would be prepared to put their money where their mouth was and is.

    Both men did not respond and while I knew that that would be the outcome of the attempt, mine was the following objective which I feel confident will address your concerns per promulgating the BU effort across the country.

    SMS and Texts

    SIM cards purchased overseas can be “anonymized” so that the person paying for the account, who in this case does not want their identity to be known to the wicked spiteful successive bajan administrations led by the BLP and the DLP would not have their identity published all over barbados.

    What is required in an IMEI on a US network which has an agreement with our local carrier(s) for SMS interconnect services.

    So that a non regional carrier with “free” SMS services could be used with a local DBF to propagate the BU message as a blast to the bajans on that database.

    Like BU on Face book or some other inane competition which is sponsored by one of the local wellwishers who just giving a dinner for two, or 50 gallon of paint, or a night at one of the hotels or the services or products one of the Frustrated Business Menses that frequent the BU site, who are in pain because of this Demonic Lying Party would be your incentive.

    At the end of the day, the silent Revolution that we are seeking to achieve is one of broadcasting the message to nuff more people and getting whatever one wants out there “out there”

    But then again, if i could be so bold as to use some of the BU Rum Shop terminology of my Dr. GP, such would require the active interaction of serious men and women in the diaspora who really serious bout Bajans Want Change and are not, to paraphrase my Dearest Suzanne, “just here in the Rum Shop pun a daily basis to show how smart we are with our pretty words”

    Where i “come from” we do not know failure.

    You might find yourself stymied for a little while but my brother in arms, you gots to take that bunker, or die trying.

    The conventional means are not working and are taking too long so you got to carry the fight to the trenches.

    But I is jes an ingrunt ole man who does get heah pun a day and type my foolishness and seek spiritual guidance in de rum shop.

    doan mind me, probbly effing i used to drink, i woulda ask TheGazer to give me a swig of his Cockspur Ole Gold or ask Amused to give me one of his tampis to get more high than I normally am pun this madman talk, you think?

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  59. HAMILTON A HILL October 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM #

    Exactly when can we read a blog that will highlight MIA’S RELENTLESS EFFORT TO LINE UP SHE DUCKS, and the campaign from within, driven by external forces bent on frustrating her efforts? Marsha never shoulda refuse the help of DASHIKI BOY.

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  60. ac. October 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM #

    The matter being thrown out on a technicality does not bode well for conclusion in the event a similar circumstance occurs bearing in mind the initial phase of the case rendered a guilty verdict which leaves question as to whether yesterday decision means that the entire first phase of the case including the guilty verdict was also part of yesterday decision

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  61. Heather October 29, 2016 at 12:53 PM #

    Had the Rastafarians not withdrawn themselves from society early on, this would NEVER had ocurred. I hope that it is a wake up call for them. Barbados is to small for any group, religious or otherwise to marginalize itself from society. This is not Jamaica.

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  62. David October 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM #

    @PUDRYR

    Let us keep probing, something will give. You should tweak your poster theme to attack weaknesses (or to give plaudits) to events or activities ala Buggy. Such an approach will connect with reasonable Barbadians moreso than attacking the politica party. Buggy’s memes are very popular on FB🙂

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  63. bajans October 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM #

    @Piece

    I must be getting really old or just duncey. I read that as the decision is the subject and those people were part and parcel of it. The intricacies of the English language. lol.

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  64. Vincent Haynes October 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM #

    HAMILTON A HILL October 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM #

    Mia safe, assures Wickham
    By Colville Mounsey on Oct 29, 2016 03:00 am

    Peter WickhamPolitical scientist Peter Wickham says there is absolutely no reason to be concerned about the leadership of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ahead of this weekend’s BLP annual conference. And today he rubbished, in like manner to BLP General Secretary Dr Jereme Walcott, the suggestion made by the General Secretary of the ruling Democratic […]
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    http://barbadostoday.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d13288d6e435e8111d9c39065&id=b657d23edf&e=d16b80b1d3

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  65. Well Well & Consequences October 29, 2016 at 1:23 PM #

    Correction: MAGISTRATE Frederick.

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  66. Well Well & Consequences October 29, 2016 at 1:38 PM #

    Piece…I am sharing part of a comment someone sent me below, it appears anonymous emails are still working very well as a vehicle of exposure, very well indeed from this comment. From what the commenter has been saying, apparently neither the Chief Justice nor the Judges can no continue claim they do not know what is happening in the judiciary and their court rooms, nor who is doing it…..apparently they were sent all the information recently…straight out of the horse’s mouths…..lol hahaha, lol. AH….the power of the internet.

    Let’s see if they all just leave things as they are or get off their asses and put systems in place to make changes to protect the judiciary and people who have to face these animals.

    “Thomas Harris, we kept our word, many lawyers have been sent the links to your little tell all on ND last weekend, that will let them know the dangers of getting involved with your brother Peter Harris and CGI Insurance.

    Tell Peter Harris he is wasting his time running around trying to shut down the email accounts, I can access millions of email accounts around the world in any language, Peter will be spending the rest of his life running around trying to shut them all down, hundreds of those links have already been sent out and you know they will be shared and forwarded and, well you know, how is Peter going to stop that, lol, lol

    Do you see how helpless Peter feels he cant stop his dirty, criminal deeds from being exposed to everyone on the island, that is the same way many lawyers and claimants feel when Peter pays his little weasel lawyers to tell lies incessantly to the judges and refuses to let the cases close, wasting the courts, judges and everyone else’s time, clogging the supreme court for years and disrupting the system, for his greed and viciousness.”

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  67. pieceuhderockyeahright October 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM #

    @ The Honourable Blogmaster.

    Your observation is noted but I will respond this way.

    There are three styles on the Stoopid Cartoon blog.

    The Egalitarian embodied in Dearest Suzanne – who drops licks equally across the whole spectrum of good governance for Barbados.

    The Softcore Anti Topical Issues – which are always anti DLP prosecuted by Colonel Buggy which DO NOT CARRY ANY DEFAMATION, LIBEL OR DEROGATORY STATEMENT but remains to the left of that line in every one of his submissions, irregardless (credit Jeff C) of the issue.

    And den de ole man’s.

    Our audiences are completely different.

    Suzanne’s are for those who take time, to examine her nuances, subliminal messages and to see the Utopia? that she is aiming for – an “enobled” Mottley who rises above her Troika.

    The Colonel, because of who he is, seeks to draw the viewers attention to the topical issues and juxtaposes them with such brevity that, whether complexioned by comedy or seriousness, will appeal to a particular audience

    Dat is not de ole man’s objective nor my audience.

    I am not into the subliminal.

    My Message is very clear.

    Here be the disgusting issue.

    Here is the cause of that disgusting issue

    Here is the Single Solution to that disgusting cause of that disgusting issue

    Vote All of the DLP to Ef Out!!

    It is a repetitive message.

    I am “appealing to raw emotion David AND IF TRUNK (that is what a Jamaican Woman is calling him) had employed that strategy and focus on the financial indiscretions of Hillary juxtaposed against his financial and economic acumen read solutions, even it they were “airy fairy”, he would not have lost!!

    Tell me David.

    When the final days of the General Election roll around and you see a flier that speaks to (i) the ideal of what barbados should be (ii) softcore juxtaposition of issues WITHOUT ANY ACTION STATEMENT and (iii) Vote the DLP TO EFF OUT which one you beleive going resonate with the fickle Bajan populace??

    You is a man who dun know the other strategies that I am using other than the templates

    Tell me.

    You tink that dey are going to be useful in the final battle gainst the grantleys??

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  68. David October 29, 2016 at 2:33 PM #

    @PUDRYR

    Understood my dear man!

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