David Comissiong

Not Me and Prince Harry!

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados
Image credit: Millennials Today

Image credit: Millennials Today

Henry Charles Albert David Windsor, also known as Prince Henry of Wales, is a Caucasian young man whose only claim to fame is that he once shocked his own British society by attaching a Swastika symbol to his arm and dressing up as a German Nazi!
Yet, our country’s Government Information Service has informed us– the citizens of Barbados– that our Barbados Government will be according this Nazi-costume-loving-young man a red carpet welcome, replete with ceremonial bowing and scraping on the part of our phenotypically Black or African Prime Minister, Governor General, Commissioner of Police and Defence Force Chief of Staff !
We have also been informed that the said Prince Henry (or Prince Harry as he is often called) will be presiding over such important elements of our 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations as the “Reveal of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Monument ceremony” and the “Independence Day Parade” at the Garrison Savannah.
Well, I don’t know about the rest of my fellow Barbadian citizens, but this “News” has spoilt the whole 50th Anniversary Independence celebrations for me!
I was really looking forward to attending such historic events as the 50th Anniversary Monument ceremony and the Independence Parade, but my mind simply revolts against the very thought of standing or sitting in a crowd of my fellow Barbadians and watching this strange English Prince– or any other English Prince, Queen or King for that matter– presiding over such sacred national events.
To tell the truth, it really sickens me to the core that 50 years after allegedly achieving the status of sovereign, independent nationhood, our country still continues to bow down to Queen Elizabeth 11 and her “heirs and successors” as our Queen, Monarch and Head of State !
As far as I am concerned this is a national embarrassment of massive proportions !
And so, in order to spare myself what I know will be frightful pangs of embarrassment and psychic pain, I have decided that I will not be attending any of the 50th Anniversary of Independence events that Prince Harry will be presiding over.
I have decided to attempt to bring this decision to the attention of the Barbadian public because I suspect that there are many other Barbadians who feel exactly as I do, and I would like to make them aware of the solution to the issue that I have devised for myself.
I now take this opportunity to wish Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and all the other 29 Members of Parliament a happy and blessed Independence Day !

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122 Comments on “Not Me and Prince Harry!”

  1. John November 29, 2016 at 5:44 PM #

    Scotland District will get some serious landslides if this rain falling down there.

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  2. Whitehill November 29, 2016 at 6:29 PM #

    There goes White Hill…again!

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  3. John November 29, 2016 at 9:24 PM #

    It’s the escarpment I worry about …. the land beneath it moves and the face separates.

    Springs abound in the face and water moves mountains.

    Newcastle to Bathsheba and other areas under the cliff where a lot of people live must be a concern.

    I think the folks in White Hill know by now to get out from frequent experience but it has been a long time since events like the Crabhole (St. Elizabeth Village) landslip (1784) and the one at Boscobelle (1901) happened.

    The Boscobelle Landslip occurred after 15 inches of rain fell in three days.

    So if the kind of rain I have seen here in the South fell in the Scotland District, it isn’t far fetched to imagine the worst.

    Hope not.

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  4. Colonel Buggy November 29, 2016 at 9:46 PM #

    The man who took the Union Jack back to the United Kingdom 50 years ago
    Prince Edward,Duke of Kent, Earl of St Andrew, Captain the Royal Scot Greys. Now a Field Marshal

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  5. Simple Simon November 29, 2016 at 10:19 PM #

    @David November 27, 2016 at 7:39 PM “There is another picture of Prince Harry (Henry) in the nude.”

    David you promised us a nude picture, and did not deliver.

    Where is it?

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  6. Sargeant November 29, 2016 at 10:26 PM #

    The deluge is reminiscent of the rain that fell on Nov.29/1966, held up in time for people to congregate at The Garrison for the flag raising ceremony.

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  7. Hants November 29, 2016 at 11:03 PM #

    After 50 years Holetown still flooding.

    Thought they had a flood alleviation program to protect Limegrove.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/90893/transport-board-buses-delayed-heavy-rains

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  8. Well Well & Consequences November 30, 2016 at 5:49 AM #

    Yeah…and Harry was a few years younger in those nude photos too, if I recall they were really interesting to watch with him prancing around everywhere, I dont think he even bothered to cover up the family jewels at that time……real interesting Simple…..lol

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  9. Well Well & Consequences November 30, 2016 at 6:40 PM #

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/11/30/prince-harry-meets-bajan-super-star-rihanna/

    Does this dude in the dark suit have to make it that obvious that he is being a pimp, when it’s already clear that Harry got jungle fever…lol

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  10. Colonel Buggy November 30, 2016 at 7:15 PM #

    Sargeant November 29, 2016 at 10:26 PM #
    The deluge is reminiscent of the rain that fell on Nov.29/1966, held up in time for people to congregate at The Garrison for the flag raising ceremony.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    I have memories of a few hours before the flag raising, erecting tents in the rain and mud at Queens Park for the upcoming Annual Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition.

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  11. Well Well & Consequences November 30, 2016 at 9:54 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/90931/independence-message-british-pm

    The standard rhetoric, lies and deceit used for the last 50 years to massage fools, still being used in 2016.

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  12. Hal Austin December 1, 2016 at 4:25 AM #

    Where are the books on 50 years of constitutional independence? Where is the cultural history of post-independence Barbados? A part from Hilbourne Watson’s study, where are the political biographies of Barrow, Tom Adams (not hagiographies), St John, Sandiford, Arthur and others?
    Where is the post-independence oral history of Barbados? Where is the post-independence history of education in Barbados? A economic history?
    I suggested laast year to aa well known Barbadian pubic intellectual that he should get about ten people to write 10000-word essays on what independence means to them. He did not act on it.
    I also suggested that a major publishing house should republish the Independence issue of New World, and read in particular the Tom Clarke essay, describing the social significance of the gulf between Combermere (now the Transport Board) and Harrison College.
    Apart from partying, a few ecumenical religious services, what is the meaning of our independence. Even the university is doing a joint study of Barbadian and Guyanese independence. Why do we need a joint study?

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  13. ac December 1, 2016 at 6:38 AM #

    One thing about the BLP bridgade they all love Negativity it seems to serve as a thriving source for their existence
    Tuesday torrential golly washers is a blessing in disguise for the nation which has been experiencing severe drought conditions,
    However it can also serve as a thorough cleansing of the hearts and souls of the blp brigade who have sworn to give a life long commitment of service to degrading all and every aspect of progress contributed to barbados development in this 50th year of celebration

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  14. Hants December 1, 2016 at 9:52 AM #

    FREE ADVERTISING.

    Toronto morning TV showing the prince meeting the PRINCESS OF BARBADOS as the reporte called her.

    They showed video and still shots of Harry meeting Ri Ri.

    Hope the BTA will make use of this opportunity in the UK and Canada.

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  15. Hal Austin December 1, 2016 at 10:12 AM #

    Has Prince Harry behaved with dignity? Is the objection to him personal or one of principle?

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  16. curious December 1, 2016 at 10:52 AM #

    The Daily Mail gives Barbados so much publicity with Harry and Rihanna. Every day since he arrived there were pictures that I would not have seen depending on our local media.

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  17. Hants December 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM #

    @ curious,

    The international coverage of “when Harry met Ri Ri ” is 10 times greater than the “Barbados 59th Anniversary”

    FREE ADVERTISING.

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  18. millertheanunnaki December 1, 2016 at 12:54 PM #

    @ Hants December 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    So you see why holding on to the Monarchy could just work wonders for Bim especially in this period of most forex need.

    Britain and Canada represent two of Barbados’s biggest tourism markets and sources of private FDI. Both are also big fans of the Monarchy. The hundreds of millions spent by the BTMI could never provide the kind of returns on investment the presence of any member from the Royal House of Windsor can achieve.

    Not a word from the PM about any republic status for Barbados in her 51st year.
    If Bim was a republic all the ceremony, pageantry on display all based on the British monarchical system would have been totally out of place and not worthy of the attraction of the thousands of attendees and onlookers.

    Come on people, get real you can’t have the Crown & Sceptre and the trooping of the colours while behaving like a banana republic. Those officers in both the Police and Defence Forces would be most upset if they are forced to ditch their royal chevrons and crowns, royal medallions and badges of imperial rank.

    But don’t worry Hants. Bim would soon have to show its true colours by deciding if its people want to finally ditch the broken trident (a symbolic gesture of an amiable break from Old Britannia) and go full banana republic.

    Fidel was born in the same year as Queen Lizzie. He has gone and poor old Lizzie cannot continue forever (unlike the Methuselah or the rather young President of another banana republic called the Gambia,Yahya Jammeh, who declares he will rule for a billion years).

    So what should poor Bim do? Continue as if nothing will happen to the old queen?
    Or should the country be proactive and prepare for the inevitable? Under both scenarios the Constitution is in for a series of amendments in the very near future. Why not go and prepare proactively for a massive overall?

    Why not seek the cooperation of either people by way of early elections with republic status the main plank of your electioneering.

    The Opposition by any stretch of the imagination cannot object to such a move to really bring the people to the heart of Governance without a Governor General.

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  19. Vincent Haynes December 1, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

    millertheanunnaki December 1, 2016 at 12:54 PM #

    You got that right….real free publicity and hopefully the BHTA will milk it for all its worth….Kudos to the Govt……..one swallow does not a summer make.

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  20. Vincent Haynes December 1, 2016 at 2:13 PM #

    David

    The reparation ship sailed eons ago……time for us buckle down and save this country using our brains and brawn.

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  21. Hal Austin December 1, 2016 at 2:17 PM #

    How much money re the reparationists asking for and how will it be distributed? Two years ago I chaired a meeting in London with two academics and a lawyer about this issue and I thought it was put to rest then.

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  22. Well Well & Consequences December 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM #

    Harry was the fall guy, drew the short straw, 5th in line to the throne, all he can do is relay the message, it is a good move to give the message, let buckingham palace know that except for the yardfowls with no self-respect or dignity and who will always be emptyheaded yardfowls, eg ACs, Alvins etc, etc, they are no longer dealing with deaf, dumb and blind black people who are bobble dolls aiming to please.

    Bring something to the table or get the same message when they return to Barbados, by then the earth would have purged itself of Liztherat and Philipthemonster, by then it might be one of William’s or Harry’s children dropping in..

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  23. Well Well & Consequences December 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM #

    No reparations in the form of money, too many stupid people, too much government corruption, negotiate something more useful and important for future generations of black people on the island..

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  24. Joe "Bobby" Alleyne December 1, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    If reparations were to be allocated proportionally — that is, on the basis of the numbers in each country who could supply persuasive evidence that they are the direct descendants of slaves — then the chief beneficiary countries by far, dwarfing all others, would be Brazil and the United States.

    It’s never happening anyway, for the perfectly good and simple reason that there’s nobody left to be held accountable. Even middle-aged white Brits do not and should not feel the slightest shred of responsibility for slavery, and Britain is one of the world’s most multiethnic countries, so BBE alone knows what the non-white taxpayers would feel about it.

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  25. Whitehill December 1, 2016 at 4:07 PM #

    Those who are seeing Harry’s visit in terms of free publicity/marketing are no different from a woman who knows her husband is bulling, but prefers to ignore, continues to enjoy the status and life style his position affords her.
    So, continue eating shit all for a few more tourist visiting.

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  26. David December 1, 2016 at 4:52 PM #

    The purpose of the Independence celebrations if we understand the PM is to help Barbadians with growing pride in country based on what we have been able to achieve since 1966. The advertising of the island as a result of Prince Harry and Rihanna is a downstream benefit.

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  27. David December 1, 2016 at 5:01 PM #

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  28. Well Well & Consequences December 1, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

    Why is the word pride so overused and misused, you never hear anyone saying they are happy, the word used is proud or pride….never happy, never glad, never joyful….now where did that idiocy come from…..everyone knows that pride goeth before a fall.

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  29. Well Well & Consequences December 1, 2016 at 5:45 PM #

    Joe…there will always be someone held accountable for slavery, many still enjoy the proceeds of slavery in the UK, US and Europe, direct descendants of the beasts, they are accountable, one way or the next that debt will be paid…throughout history there has always been an accounting. ..evil never prevails forever.

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  30. David December 1, 2016 at 7:02 PM #

    Will NOT comment except to write –embarrassing.

    .No automatic alt text available.

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  31. Hants December 1, 2016 at 7:28 PM #

    @ David,

    Must have been written by a primary school student.

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  32. Well Well & Consequences December 1, 2016 at 7:31 PM #

    The pitch fork is yuuge and bigly….lol

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  33. Hants December 1, 2016 at 7:39 PM #

    @ David wrote ” The advertising of the island as a result of Prince Harry and Rihanna is a downstream benefit.”

    CBC Canada

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/harry-prince-rihanna-caribbean-tour-1.3876438

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  34. Hants December 1, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    It is on CTV news toronto right now and will probably be on the 11pm news.

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  35. charles skeete December 1, 2016 at 7:53 PM #

    Observed that all of a sudden on CBC tonight Prince harry the Prince of Wales is referred to as Prince Henry-

    The Prince is definitely known everywhere as Prince Harry. He’s even referred to that way on official website of the British Monarchy “Prince Henry Charles Albert David (always known as Prince Harry)”.
    Formally he is H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales and his office says that the less formal H.R.H. Prince Harry is also acceptable.

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  36. Crusoe December 1, 2016 at 8:27 PM #

    Wait. They paint the monument orange. Orange. Yes, orange. Not green to blend into the landscape. Not red as in the other BDF buildings. Not yellow nor blue of the flag. Not blue to blend in to the sky. No.

    Orange.

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  37. Well Well & Consequences December 1, 2016 at 8:31 PM #

    Had Harry spent another day on the island, there would be offers by some black people to wipe his backside, people who have no dignity and self-respect are subhuman.

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  38. Gabriel December 1, 2016 at 8:56 PM #

    Harry sang the Barbados National Anthem more lustily than many Bajans.It appears as though he went to great lengths to learn the words too given the odd occasion he glanced at the programme guide he held.

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  39. Due Diligence December 1, 2016 at 9:01 PM #

    Prince Harry joins Rihanna to celebrate Barbados’ 50 years of independence

    https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2016/12/01/prince-harry-joins-rihanna-to-celebrate-barbados-50-years-of-independence.html

    Aren’t they a lovely couple

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  40. Hants December 1, 2016 at 9:39 PM #

    @ Due Diligence,

    They are a lovely marketing machine for tourism dependant Barbados.

    After the celebrations Barbados will still be in deep doo doo and need all the help it can get.

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  41. mitchlans December 1, 2016 at 11:55 PM #

    Prince Harry and Rihanna ‘together’ in Barbados were featured in every prime time entertainment show in the US tonight. The kind of publicity money could not buy and which is needed now more than ever.

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  42. mitchlans December 2, 2016 at 12:10 AM #

    charles skeete December 1, 2016 at 7:53 PM #
    “Observed that all of a sudden on CBC tonight Prince harry the Prince of Wales is referred to as Prince Henry”

    Do you really expect CBC to have a clue? He is referred to as Prince Harry worldwide, including by the Royal family themselves in public. No-one calls him Prince Henry. We just make ourselves look even more insular and un-wordly wise than we already are.

    Who gives a flying shitee about who or what he represents. Barbados got a shitload of publicity out of his visit, and he behaved impeccably, showing no signs of his Royal background, only that of an excellent ambassador who was clearly popular, especially with young people.

    Leave out all the colonial crap for three days and lap up the much needed positive publicity.

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  43. Well Well & Consequences December 2, 2016 at 5:30 AM #

    All the publicity in the world can do nothing with raw sewage running in the streets of Barbados and the poop leaking into the sea, that is where locals and tourists bathe.

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/12/02/major-stink/

    Stink is stink, disease is disease.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/90983/rain-stirs-sewage

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  44. Well Well & Consequences December 2, 2016 at 5:36 AM #

    “A lovely couple”?

    Does Harry not have a lovely girlfriend, whom he reportedly adores, presumptous much…besides Rihanna is looking fat around the middle and other places…not presuming or anything….lol

    The island is in “deep doo doo” literally….raw sewage…poop leaking into the roads and sea.

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  45. Well Well & Consequences December 2, 2016 at 6:40 AM #

    For those who will catch fits today over my posts, dont waste ya breath…I am never easily impressed by anyone, saves me time on asskissing…lol

    Alvin…you wont stop telling lies, still making an idiot of yaself, what independence, what struggle, did Barrow not fight in the war FOR UK, after being educated in UK…

    ….did you not hear the little dude Harry telling the young people of Barbados that while the future of the island in in their hands…they are still owned by Liztherat the beast of buckingham palace, I know most people missed that play, Harry slipped it in as was his job,….

    …..it’s only the leaders can break that repeated curse and blight of the young people being programmed to believe they are owned by the monsters in buckingham palace, but only if they stop Harry’s age group from buckinham, returning to the island every 30 years to target the young people for mindwash and reprogramming.

    http://ow.ly/UQvD306JZ7p

    In Harry’s speech…again, the word proud is overused. Buckinham palace needs to be reminded to leave any hint of ownership of black people out of their speeches, the speecges can be given without claiming anyone belonging to Liztherat.

    “You should be very proud to be young Barbadians. You should be proud of the country that your parents and grandparents have built. Now it is your time to honour the work of the generations that have come before you. It is up to you to write the next 50 years of this country’s story.

    “Like other young people around the world, the young people of Barbados face challenges.

    “You look into the future and wonder how technology will change your lives. You wonder how you will obtain the skills and resources to compete in a rapidly changing world. And I know that you worry about the impact climate change will have on island nations like yours.

    “What I say to you is this: the solutions to these challenges will not come from anyone else. The answers must come from you. Good things happen to good people; believe you can make change; and if you lead by example, others will follow.

    “When Barbados marks 100 years of independence, it will be your contribution that will be judged. And we need every one of you, to do all that you can so that in 2066 we have reason to throw an even bigger party than we are throwing tonight.

    “I know that so many young Barbadians are already making a big impact. What I have seen throughout the region and here in Barbados, is that anyone looking for young role models, will find them here in the Caribbean. It is now my great pleasure to invite one of them to join me on stage. Can I please introduce you to one of your own, Jamilla Sealy.

    “Jamilla is passionate about the environment. She teaches environmental science to children and helps to organise communities here in Barbados to keep beaches clean and to understand the threats posed by climate change. She has represented her country at United Nations meetings and is now creating an online map to identify illegal dumpsites.

    “Jamilla is already a strong Barbadian young leader, and tonight I am delighted to announce that she can now call herself one of The Queen’s Young Leaders for 2017.”

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