Thousands March to Protest …

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Many come to BU to gauge the political pulse of the country. With a general election on the horizon it is accurate to say the political temperature is rising.

As part of our commitment to the BU family to deliver an informed perspective members of he BU family were embedded in the BLP March of Disgust. Given the reluctance of Barbadians to protest in numbers one would have to give the organizers a pass mark for the turnout if not for content.

Members of the BU household observed people of many profiles –the young, old, babies pushed in prams and held in arms, homosexuals, BLPites, DLPites, independents, Moslems (cloaked in burkas) the disabled, Caucasians, trade unionists and many others.  A word about the Caucasians. We have not seen so many White people along side Blacks since the height of the Cahill protest.

It s evident as we mingle that there is a high level of dissatisfaction at the state of the country  which transcends political affiliation. Barbadians have dented pride and are frustrated and how a country established for punching above its weight has dropped in the rankings if we used 19 downgrades or 22 if CariCRIS are numbered. If 1991 was bad what is unravelling in 2017 appears to be worse.

The question for the Bees –what is your next move!

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153 Comments on “Thousands March to Protest …”

  1. David March 14, 2017 at 8:06 AM #

    Hal in the case of Barbados not sure you can separate bad journalism and advertising. If an editor clips or leaves a story on the floor what is that?

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  2. Hal Austin March 14, 2017 at 8:14 AM #

    David,
    I think a lot of it is self-doubt. Advertisers like quality journalism, because it gives prestige. With our model of publishing the reality is that publishers do not spend any money on training staff. They only see profits.

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  3. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger March 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM #

    Lawson…I told you we are not letting you cross that US border, dont care how white ya are or how much golf ya going to play, Canada has bigger, better golf courses…stay there…lol

    “Hamilton church volunteers denied entry to U.S. so they wouldn’t ‘steal American jobs’
    Mahnoor Yawar · CBC News
    10 Hours Ago
    Rehoboth United Reformed Church volunteers

    A group of volunteers from the Rehoboth United Reformed Church in Hamilton was denied entry to the U.S. on its way to spend March break rehabilitating neighbourhoods hit by Hurricane Sandy. (Rehoboth United Reformed Church)
    20k shares 793 comments

    A group of church volunteers from Hamilton heading south to do relief work were denied entry to the U.S. for fear they would take American construction jobs, said a spokesperson for the church.

    The 12-person contingent from Hamilton’s Rehoboth United Reformed Church was travelling by road on the morning of Saturday, March 11, to New Jersey.

    Erik Hoeksema, the church’s outreach director who was travelling with the group, said they intended to spend March break cleaning up and rehabilitating neighbourhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy.

    U.S. border law says Canadians do not require a visa to enter the country for volunteer work, as long as they can provide proof that their work will not be compensated.

    ‘If you can’t get a church van with 12 white folks through (the border), how much worse is it for any person of colour?’

    Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, New Jersey
    Hoeksema says the group was told they had failed to have a letter sent from the host church “paroling” them into the country.”

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