David Comissiong Responds to Sinckler and Inniss and their Demagoguery

Submitted by DAVID  ANDRE  COMISSIONG

Ministers Donville Inniss and Chris Sinckler

Perhaps Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler  and Minister of Industry Donville Inniss could explain to us Barbadians how the process of having Mr Mark Maloney construct a  hotel at Bay Street, St Michael would boost Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange.

It would seem to me that Mr Maloney would be likely to use up and further deplete Barbados’ reserves of foreign exchange during the process of constructing his hotel, since most of the construction material that he would be using would be imported into Barbados and would therefore have to be purchased with our scarce foreign exchange.

Any possible foreign exchange earnings from such a project would clearly be several years down the road, if and when the hotel gets up and going and is able to attract additional foreign tourists to our Island.

Furthermore, it is factually incorrect to suggest that I, David Comissiong, have had Maloney’s project put on hold by way of a High Court injunction. Rather, what I have done is to ask a Judge of the Supreme Court of Barbados to subject the grant of permission to Maloney’s company to a process of JUDICIAL  REVIEW.

The facts are as follows:-

In July 2016 Mr. Mark Maloney made a public statement  asserting that he would be commencing the construction of a 15 storey Hyatt hotel in September 2016 .

I then responded to Maloney’s statement by writing  to BOTH the Chief Town Planner and the Minister Responsible for Town and Country Planning (Mr Freundel Stuart) expressing consternation at Maloney’s statement, and asserting that the Law of the land demanded that Maloney’s application be subjected to a physical and social “Environmental Impact Assessment” (EIA).

Needless to say, I received no response from either the Chief Town Planner or the Minister — not even a letter of acknowledgement of receipt of my letter !

Furthermore, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart — the Minister Responsible for Town and Country Planning — ultimately went ahead and simply granted Maloney’s company permission to construct their 15 storey hotel without having the benefit of the findings of an Environmental Impact Assessment to guide and inform him in the making of his decision.

It is against this background that I decided that it had become necessary to have a Judge of the Supreme Court of Barbados examine the manner in which Mr Stuart had dealt with the application of Maloney’s company, and determine whether Stuart’s decision was lawfully made. This legal procedure is known as JUDICIAL  REVIEW and it is provided for by the Administrative Justice Act, Chapter 109 B of the Laws of Barbados.

It needs to be noted that under the Laws of Barbados there is a category of construction projects that require the carrying out of an Environmental Impact Assessment “BEFORE” any permission can be granted for them to go ahead. And this is so because these projects possess the potential to do serious damage to the precious physical and social environment of our country.

It is therefore in the best interest of our country to have a Judge of the Supreme Court examine Mr Maloney’s project and its implications for the physical , social, cultural and heritage environment of Barbados, and determine whether the manner in which the Application for the project was processed by the Minister was in compliance with the standards and procedures required by the Laws of Barbados.  This is what the Application for Judicial Review that I filed in the Court on the 22nd March 2017 is all about.

I also subsequently filed an Interlocutory Application requesting that the Court grant an INTERIM  ORDER suspending the Grant of Permission to Maloney’s company  until the Court can hear and make a decision on the JUDICIAL  REVIEW application. This request for an INTERIM  ORDER is in keeping with Section 72 of the Town and Country Planning Act of Barbados. However, this Interlocutory Application has not yet been dealt with by the Supreme Court of Barbados.

Furthermore, Mr Stuart, the Minister Responsible for Town and Country Planning, has indicated that he is opposing the request for an INTERIM  ORDER suspending the grant of permission to Maloney’s company while the Court carries out the process of JUDICIAL  REVIEW.

Thus, as of today’s date, the grant of permission to Maloney’s company still remains in effect, and, to the best of my knowledge, Maloney is continuing to do work on the Bay Street site.

Ultimately, a Supreme Court judge will review this entire matter and will determine whether the permission that was granted to Maloney’s company was lawfully or unlawfully granted. If it is determined that the permission was not lawfully granted, one would then expect the Court to quash the decision and the permission.

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120 Comments on “David Comissiong Responds to Sinckler and Inniss and their Demagoguery”

  1. ndtewarie April 21, 2017 at 9:40 AM #

    Thoughts are the windows of future. It’s the obvious reason for every success. A man is, but the product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

    THE FOOL HARDY FOOLS

    It makes one chuckle Not to use the buckle On some of these non-conforming fools So uncool for they do not have the tools They could be a man and his wife And many others in this little life As they go around and condemning Whoever would give them a hearing We read about them every darn day And even hear the lies as they pray It is as if we are in a third world country Committing white collar crime and go free They fortified themselves with fat pensions Changing jobs with prestigious institutions Getting off plundering the towns and  the provinces Leaving taxpayers holding the bag in many instances

    Let me put it to you without any sugar coating Life can’t go on well for these so and so conniving Fools, they have to suffer and get the full punishment For karma comes back biting badly and really hell bent To see the results can even make me sad But these fool hardy fools maybe feel glad Forgetting don’t spend what you don’t earn This little lesson is what they never learn.

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  2. ndtewarie April 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM #

    Thoughts are the windows of future. It’s the obvious reason for every success. A man is, but the product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

    THE FOOL HARDY FOOLS

    It makes one chuckle Not to use the buckle On some of these non-conforming fools So uncool for they do not have the tools They could be a man and his wife And many others in this little life As they go around and condemning Whoever would give them a hearing We read about them every darn day And even hear the lies as they pray It is as if we are in a third world country Committing white collar crime and go free They fortified themselves with fat pensions Changing jobs with prestigious institutions Getting off plundering the towns and  the provinces Leaving taxpayers holding the bag in many instances

    Let me put it to you without any sugar coating Life can’t go on well for these so and so conniving Fools, they have to suffer and get the full punishment For karma comes back biting badly and really hell bent To see the results can even make me sad But these fool hardy fools maybe feel glad Forgetting don’t spend what you don’t earn This little lesson is what they never learn.

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  3. ndtewarie April 21, 2017 at 9:42 AM #

    Thoughts are the windows of future. It’s the obvious reason for every success. A man is, but the product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

    THE FOOL HARDY FOOLS

    It makes one chuckle Not to use the buckle On some of these non-conforming fools So uncool for they do not have the tools They could be a man and his wife And many others in this little life As they go around and condemning Whoever would give them a hearing We read about them every darn day And even hear the lies as they pray It is as if we are in a third world country Committing white collar crime and go free They fortified themselves with fat pensions Changing jobs with prestigious institutions Getting off plundering the towns and  the provinces Leaving taxpayers holding the bag in many instances

    Let me put it to you without any sugar coating Life can’t go on well for these so and so conniving Fools, they have to suffer and get the full punishment For karma comes back biting badly and really hell bent To see the results can even make me sad But these fool hardy fools maybe feel glad Forgetting don’t spend what you don’t earn This little lesson is what they never learn.

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  4. ndtewarie April 21, 2017 at 9:43 AM #

    Thoughts are the windows of future. It’s the obvious reason for every success. A man is, but the product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

    THE FOOL HARDY FOOLS

    It makes one chuckle Not to use the buckle On some of these non-conforming fools So uncool for they do not have the tools They could be a man and his wife And many others in this little life As they go around and condemning Whoever would give them a hearing We read about them every darn day And even hear the lies as they pray It is as if we are in a third world country Committing white collar crime and go free They fortified themselves with fat pensions Changing jobs with prestigious institutions Getting off plundering the towns and  the provinces Leaving taxpayers holding the bag in many instances

    Let me put it to you without any sugar coating Life can’t go on well for these so and so conniving Fools, they have to suffer and get the full punishment For karma comes back biting badly and really hell bent To see the results can even make me sad But these fool hardy fools maybe feel glad Forgetting don’t spend what you don’t earn This little lesson is what they never learn.

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  5. Artax April 21, 2017 at 9:53 AM #

    Who is this “ndtewarie?”

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  6. Artax April 21, 2017 at 9:54 AM #

    @ Bushie

    Did not Arthur facilitated the privatization of Transport Board’s mechanical workshop, which was subsequently “given to the (former) workers” and other stakeholders, thus paving the way for the establishment of UCAL?

    And what is happening at UCAL currently?

    The Transport Board is indebted to UCAL, while buses repairs are outsourced to other establishments, such as Trans-Tech Inc., thereby “enriching those who already have wealth.” As a result, UCAL is indebted to its employees and is unable to fulfill its statutory requirements.

    I AGREE the Transport Board should be PRIVATIZED or let “market forces” determine bus fares. However, if TB is privatized, obviously its operations cannot continue under the current model. The new owners may ask for an increase in bus fares and those who travel “free,” such as the disabled, senior citizens, school children and police officers may have to pay for the service.

    If a decision is made to allow the existing arrangements to remain, then transfers and subsidies from the ministries of Social Care, Education and the Attorney General which are paid to TB in respect of the categories of “free travelers” and government subsidizing fares to remain at a specific amount (e.g. $2), must be paid to the new owners of TB.

    Under these circumstances, unless government CHANGES its lackadaisical approach in DELAYING PAYMENTS to providers of goods and services, situations will occur where these providers will with-hold goods and services until such payments are made in a timely manner.

    I’m sure you remember when pharmacies refused to provide pharmaceuticals and Trans-Tech not releasing buses until they were paid a portion of receivables due by the Health Ministry and TB respectively.

    However, your suggestion re: “This is EASILY achieved by creating a co-operative to COLLECTIVELY own and manage the entity which provides services that impact on their jobs /homes/ businesses /livelihoods,” should be the PREFERRED OPTION to pursue, rather the failed “UCAL model.”

    Bushie, can you imagine what Barbados would be able to achieve with a combination of privatization, your co-operative suggestion and government embracing good governance?

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  7. David April 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM #

    @Wily

    No information has come to BU that there was an island wide problem with processing card payments yesterday. In fact the BU household made several transactions at multiple retailers yesterday. It could be that one bank on the island experienced a problem yesterday.

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  8. millertheanunnaki April 21, 2017 at 10:16 AM #

    @ William Skinner April 21, 2017 at 6:41 AM

    How come CBC is not on that list of ‘privatization priorities’?

    Is this a new list or an extension of the one announced in the MoF’s December 2013 statement of intent to reduce the fiscal deficit and restructure the economy?

    Does this administration believe that the QEH would ever find a willing buyer unless there a consortium of undertakers eyeing the potential sale?

    If the current administration is being forced to privatize Health why not some aspects of Secondary and Tertiary Education?

    Why not privatize some of the top schools like HC & QC?
    These should attract buyers if the elitist well-off want to send their offspring to posh schools reserved for those in the gated communities and pretending to be insulated from the social rubble.

    For which foreign buyer is the GAIA being reserved?

    Barbados is not earning its way in the world to justify the standard of living of its unproductive citizens. The need for forex is like crack cocaine to an addict; and as Bushie would argue, economic prostitution and the selling of the family silver for a smoke of conspicuous consumption are the only financially rewarding tricks in town.

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  9. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM #

    Bus fares should be increased, how else is the entity supposed to stay solvent……….it should be a crime for government ministers to use taxpayer funded entities for their bribery/kickback value and yadfowl accumulation value.

    Unfortunately for the population, for the last 50 years of political independence, government ministers have been incapable of thinking of state entities, taxpayer entities in any other terms other than their bribery/kickback value or yardfowl accumulating value, they are stuck in that mentally warped trap.

    At this time, the government is aware that the majority bajan population have savings, if Fruendel and his Fools had any intelligence, they would be preparing IPOs so that bajans can buy up all the shares in the state entities they as taxpayers fund and already own…….give the people shares in the entities they already own, get rid of the parasitic minorities.

    ….instead of government waiting on the minority crooks with thieving projects and schemes who are waiting on government to give them access to handouts from treasury and NIS pension….while Bizzy “give me” is waiting to see if he can get Sanitation for free and given 60 million of taxpayer’s dollars as well, that pig.

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  10. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 10:35 AM #

    Simple…the current government is bankrupt of ideas, they have always been, the reason why the economy has been so badly mismanaged and everyone who warned them in the last 9 years or tried to give them ideas, they saw as enemies.

    With their slavish, backward mentalities, the only people the ministers listen to are the 5 or 6 minorities who always have their hands out waiting for handouts from the poor people’s money and whom the ministers aid in continually stealing bajan’s money.

    QEH should never be up for grabs…it is a small entity, just like Transport Board, but it was destroyed, Dumbville Inniss should be able to tell the electorate how he helped in it’s destruction.

    In retrospect, everything on the island is so small, one small bus service for ministers to manage one small hospital, one small water authority, one tiny tiny everything….yet DBLP have all been incapable of maintaining. ..therein lies the failures….

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  11. Hants April 21, 2017 at 11:03 AM #

    It is WRONG to privatize the QEH. I will not waste my time explaining why. I will leave that to the BU bloggers who got sense.

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  12. David April 21, 2017 at 11:05 AM #

    @Hants

    Has any detailed plan been made public how these three state agencies will restructured?

    >

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  13. Bright Red Cherry April 21, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

    Carson & Angela

    How is that Transport Board bitter pill tasting now that chickens have come home to roost?

    Jean and Dinah
    Rosita and Clementina
    Round the corner posing
    Bet your life is something they selling
    And if you catch them broken
    You can get em all for nothing
    Don’t make no row, the yankees gone
    Sparrow take over now

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  14. Bright Red Cherry April 21, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

    Why does Donville Inniss not comment on the fact about how a big able 15 story hotel monstrosity on a penny stamp piece of beachfront land could get planning permission without an EIA?

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  15. William Skinner April 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM #

    @millertheanunnaki
    @Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    I dont know why CBC is not on the list and it should not be ! This whole privatisation move is a kee jerk reaction to the failed policies of the BLPDLP. Even Arthur recently said that Mia put it out there without it being fully discussed within the councils of the BLP.
    I agree totally that Bizzy Williams and othesr are waiting to gobble up everything and when I read that Bizzy wanted the Sanitation and then asked to be given 60 million , I thought I was losing all my senses.
    The truth is that many of our underperforming state entities, are the victims of years of employment padding by the BLPDLP.
    When Rihana gave the QEH 3 million dollars, I asked myself how come a poor citizen , who had just achieved wealth, could be so generous but the ones we have around here who have systematically raped the country , could not do more.
    You will note that the private hospitals are springing up all over the place. This is not by accident. You will also note that most of the charities that do serious stuff are expatriates. Our parasitic corporate leaders seem to think that they are supposed to keep their profits from generation to generation and that is why they sold out to Massey and other entities.
    Any state enterprise that is on the block should be first offered to workers and as suggested , we should form cooperatives and try to turn them into profitable businesses.
    I am totally against selling off the QEH, Transport Board and Sanitation to any group of people who have already fleeced this country. They have enough. The voice of Don Blackman fills the ear but …………..one day coming soon, the people will rise up and it would be no election inspired march of disgust.

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  16. angela Skeete April 21, 2017 at 11:42 AM #

    Every time election season draweth night the bees all get in a frenzy about privatisation lol. So friggin funny.
    Privatisation is the one and only policy the bees have for the economic.The same policy that have them sitting on the back bench begging for a winning strategy

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  17. Hants April 21, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

    @ David, “Has any detailed plan been made public how these three state agencies will restructured?

    I have not seen any but I smell a rat.

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  18. Vincent Haynes April 21, 2017 at 11:52 AM #

    Chuckle….the operatives have just confirmed the general thinking that this is kite flying season…..there will be no privitisation…..that report was purely to toss the can down the road as committees have to do a review.

    We await further revelations from the private sector as to how they are going to deal with the PM and his recalcitrant attitude to their reports.

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  19. William Skinner April 21, 2017 at 11:54 AM #

    @ David
    “Has any detailed plan been made public how these three state agencies will restructured?”

    You have been one of the most pro-privatisation advocates. Why were you not asking such questions when it was first brought to the public. You were very pellucid in identifying others for ‘duping” the populace. How come you did not see that this privatisation concoction, is nothing more than a transfer of state assets to the dominant corporate class.
    Unless these struggling agencies are sold to the workers what is the long term benefit? Let me make it clear that the QEH should not be sold period.
    Another question: Was the BNOC offered to the Cooperative movement ? However the credit union members are buying cars from dealerships owned by whom? You realise that only one car dealership can be considered to be owned by a non-white. Connect the dots.
    Then we talk about government cannot pay its bills. Now, tell me when there was money in the treasury,(BLPDLP) who was getting the big contracts? Now who is still getting them? Connect the dots. These two parties have bent over backwards to satisfy the dominant gluttonous business class.

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  20. David April 21, 2017 at 11:59 AM #

    @William

    Simply do not have the time to engage you on your nonsense but can you point to a blog where wholesale privatization was endorsed by BU? You should use your best comprehension to separate the difference between a call to rationalize/restructure state agencies versus wholesale privatization.

    #jesustakethewheel

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  21. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

    “The truth is that many of our underperforming state entities, are the victims of years of employment padding by the BLPDLP.”……….

    ……read…yardfowl accumulating by government ministers with the intelligence of slugs.

    “I agree totally that Bizzy Williams and othesr are waiting to gobble up everything and when I read that Bizzy wanted the Sanitation and then asked to be given 60 million , I thought I was losing all my senses…

    …read…., Bizzy, Cow, Maloney, Bjerkham, Tempro and others are all cockroaches, welfare recipients and greedy pigs just waiting for free taxpayer’s and NIS pension money to keep their businesses afloat, generation after generation and keep majority bajans in poverty being paid minimum wage generation after generation….aided by the black government ministers of the disgraceful DBLP.

    Bizzy et al only give out 5 and 10,000 dollar bribes here and there, then pretend they are saviors of bajans and not the thieves they really are……., they sure as hell will not give back any of the millions of the free money they got because of the idiots in parliaments.

    …ya can thank Dumbville Inniss for working hard, since he was minister of health, to make sure the poorest segment of the population, whose votes he now needs….are being forced to pay for their owñ healthcare, which they cannot afford.

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  22. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 12:16 PM #

    State entities are nationalized but the majority population should own 100% of all shares, any stake going forward.

    ……the minorities should be completely shut out of any such transactions, they have stolen enough……the private sector has done enough damage with theur self-serving greed, most of them owe treasury, NIS and VAT.

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  23. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 12:40 PM #

    http://bit.ly/2pZt246

    Pacha…a federal judge agrees with us that the guillotine should start trending again.

    They have reached a conundrum, the drugs to execute death row inmates in Arkansas is about to expire so they were going to do one mass execution of about 8 or 11 inmates to beat the expiration date and it backfired. ..one inmate is definitely innocent of the crime he was convicted and another one could be innocent.

    But it can still be used in Bim, the guillotine, as none of DBLP ministers of the last 30 years have been innocent.

    Charming article, very charming…lol

    “Federal judge backs firing squads, guillotine for executions
    BY TERENCE CULLEN
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:46 AM

    A controversial federal judge thinks firing squads and guillotines should come back in style as the debate over executions in Arkansas rages on.

    Ninth Circuit Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” set to air Sunday, said conducting lethal injections is a sham that masks that fact that people are getting killed.

    “The use of lethal injection is the way of lying to ourselves, to make it look like executions are peaceful, benign … like going to sleep,” said Kozinski, who isn’t involved in the Arkansas proceedings. “And they’re not. They’re brutal things.”

    So then what? Kozinski said the act should match the punishment.

    Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more
    When interviewer Lesley Stahl mentions that Kozinski favors death by firing squad, the longtime justice quips: “Never fails.”

    Then she brings up his support of the guillotine — a late-18th century device that chops off the head.

    Kozinski has waded into other controversies. (JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES)

    “Well, you know, it’s 100% effective,” Kozinski said of the device made famous for beheading aristocrats during the French Revolution. “And it leaves no doubt that what we are doing is a violent thing. If we as a society are willing to take away human life, we should be willing to watch it.”

    Arkansas on Thursday night carried out its first execution since 2005. The state beat back multiple appeals against its plan to execute eight death row inmates over an 11-day period — before a key drug it used for the lethal injects expired.”

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  24. angela Skeete April 21, 2017 at 12:48 PM #

    God dam fools now that barbados knows that the bees are standing on line to kick workers to the curb. One can surely bet that all the bees energy expelled by way of privatisation would secure the bees fate at the next election.
    Mia please be advise to stay far away from the loud noises of the gorillaphants advisers whi have attached selves to the blp and who are awaiting the political spoils for themselves

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  25. Simple Simon April 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM #

    @Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 9:07 AM ““NOTHING, in the local news except for tourists complaining on Trip Advisor ? No local or forgeign credit cards, debt cards begin processed.”

    Maybe local people were not spending yesterday. I certainly did not. When it is week before the monthly payday, who the he *& has money to spend?

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  26. Simple Simon April 21, 2017 at 12:55 PM #

    @William Skinner April 21, 2017 at 6:41 AM “Privatizing the QEH is actually dismantling
    free health care.”

    But health care has never been free.

    We have always understood that we pay for it through our taxes.

    Was our understanding incorrect?

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  27. NorthernObserver April 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM #

    I’d be interested in the GAIA, nothing else.

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  28. millertheanunnaki April 21, 2017 at 1:56 PM #

    @ NorthernObserver April 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    What about the BWA? That soon would be on the chopping block. Why do you think it has been brought (again) under the FTC regulatory framework?

    The problem here, “NO”, is that both the GAIA and BWA have been ‘reserved’ for foreign buyers paying with foreign money. But you are too small a financial fly to qualify.

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  29. Gabriel April 21, 2017 at 2:03 PM #

    Where there is a sense of morality and the redressing of past imbalances assuming importance in the delivery of a safe peaceful Barbados for the majority black people,the Stuart administration is allowing itself to be duped by a few of the albino centric minority.Barbados had better wake up to Barrows warning.Without being xenophobic keep a watch on that new Indian hospital in Upton.Guyana is riddled with the corruption and evasiveness of the Indian input.Indians are equally as racist as the albino and the japs.

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  30. Gabriel April 21, 2017 at 2:14 PM #

    Miller
    A colleague told me he called BWA to enquire the balance of his account and was told that up to yesterday April 20th the bills have not yet been updated for March water supply.The 82 year old Chairman and the new banker for a General Manager saw it fit to expose Bajans to the nastiness they drink last nite on DLPTV.We witnessed 3 guys coming out of a water well in shoes and ordinary clothing purportedly checking on a malfunctioning new pump.Why does BWA think a citizenry need to know the nitty gritty of their inner workings.People want clean water not that type of inside washing of dirty linen in public.The woman joyanne and the new man in the van.You all are wasting people’s time.Explanations are now past tense.People want clean water and a smooth running BWA.You at BWA are totally ineffficient from the bloody top down.I’ll give the engineering staff a plus for their knowledge and efforts,but marketing,management and administration a huge minus.

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  31. enuff April 21, 2017 at 3:08 PM #

    Public transportation in Barbados is partially privatised and apart from the nonsense some drivers do, private buses are arguably more reliable than Transport Board. The question is what framework would be put in place to ensure all routes are appropriately served and drivers disciplined. I we can take the hustle out of then the “wildboys” should behave.

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  32. nineofnine April 21, 2017 at 3:18 PM #

    Dark clouds usually bring rain

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  33. nineofnine April 21, 2017 at 3:46 PM #

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  34. nineofnine April 21, 2017 at 3:54 PM #

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  35. Gabriel April 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM #

    Enuff
    In the bad old days of Whitehall oversight aka colonialism,things worked in the plantation called Barbados.Unfortunately as is the current situation things were one sided.Certain people of a certain hue lived liked lords of the manor.Their enforcers got a small bit of the pie but it made them accessible to the lord or lady of the manor and they worked doggedly to keep the majority folk at bay.All the celebration and all the hifalutin talk,the lord of the manor switch horses from the manor location in the plantation yard and move to the seaside portion of the plantation carrying the same modus operandi.The only obvious change is the hue of the law makers now of the majority people but they may as well be still labouring in the fields and hills beyond recall because the same manor man running things whilst accessing the majority people pension money.So the majority people still in bondage or slavery because when they think they are saving for a rainy day,the black parliamentarians giving the lord of the manor access to the black man savings.Another way to control and enslave.

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  36. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95965/financial-services-head-extradited

    One of Allen Sanford’s Antigun pimps to be extradited, am so glad, that is what happens to black men who have no self respect and would sell their souls and own people to any minority inexçhange for bribes and kickbacks…hope he too gets 150 years in the cell next to Sanford….traitor.

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The way has been cleared for the extradition of the former head of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC), Leroy King, who has been accused of being involved in the multi-billion dollar Ponzi Scheme that was operated by former businessman R. Allen Stanford.

    The decision was handed down in court yesterday by Justice Darshan Ramdhani who said that after reviewing King’s arguments, he saw no reason why King’s claim for constitutional relief or the application for leave should be allowed.

    On June 24, 2009, the United States made a request for King’s extradition to face trial on 11 fraud related crimes.
    Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Armstrong argued against King’s appeal on behalf of the United States.

    King has been accused of helping Stanford in exchange for US$100 000 in bribes. The charges against him include wire fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to obstruct investigations. (CMC)

    See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95965/financial-services-head-extradited#sthash.hehqNoOV.dpuf

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  37. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 7:22 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95969/insurance-companies-inniss

    The bribe share must be getting smaller and smaller that Inniss is complaining….ya would think he would talk about the lack of govermnt regulation of the ponzi schemes ad mòney collection agencies for insurance compnies in Barbados.

    Of course things are tight everyone wants to be top crook and top thief, the islanď is not big enough, the population growth is sĺòw ànd has hàrďĺý chanģèd in 20 years…and will not exceèd 300,000 people.

    Besides Dumbville shoùld know, his close buddy sold CGÌ Towers to Scotìa bank and is now rèñtìnģ some officè spàçe in the same building, from Scotia….lol

    “THERE MAY simply be too many insurance companies in Barbados, said Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss.
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    During his feature presentation in the latter part of the General Insurance Association of Barbados’ annual general meeting at Radisson Aquatica Resort today, Inniss said such high numbers served to the detriment of the industry.

    He said the local insurance network had developed to the stage where there were 22 domestic insurance companies, 23 insurance brokers, 16 loss adjustors and more than 500 agents and salespersons.

    “The simple reality is we have to ask ourselves what is the absolute number of entities you can have in each industry in Barbados.”

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  38. NorthernObserver April 21, 2017 at 7:55 PM #

    @miller
    true I am too small…but I can raise the money. I don’t believe the BWA should be privatized, so even if it is a good financial opportunity, I would look away.

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  39. Simple Simon April 21, 2017 at 11:03 PM #

    @Gabriel April 21, 2017 at 2:14 PM “to expose Bajans to the nastiness they drink last nite on DLPTV.We witnessed 3 guys coming out of a water well in shoes and ordinary clothing purportedly checking on a malfunctioning new pump.Why does BWA think a citizenry need to know the nitty gritty of their inner workings.”

    Oh please the citizenry are not delicate children.

    We know that once the rain falls from the sky, that it reaches the ground so all water is drawn from the earth. Whether it comes from river, lakes, or underground rivers and lakes.

    Most food is grown in dirt.

    Eggs come out of the botsies of fowls (although I always wonder about the first fellow, who seeing how eggs are produces said to himself “that looks like something good. i think I’ll eat it)

    Milk is the bodily secretion of cows.

    Ships dump their sh!ts in the sea, and we eat fish from the same sea.

    Abattoirs smell, and killings go on there.

    The citizenry really needs to grow up.

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  40. Bush Tea April 21, 2017 at 11:21 PM #

    So what are you saying Simple Simon…. that you want to see a weekly program on CBC showing ships dumping shit at sea…? …or food growing in dirt?

    YOU need to grow up.

    If BWA wants to show an enlightening, educational series with well researched data that emphasises the value of clean water…. fine.

    …but shiite man!!! EVERY week some PR novice coming with the same pedantic (pun intended) nonsense about petty, lukewarm, internal operations?

    Coming up nest week …. how BWA drivers keep to the left of the road…..??!!??

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  41. Hants April 21, 2017 at 11:33 PM #

    HUNDREDS OF LOCAL business practitioners are still in a meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, discussing ways to help Barbados out of its current financial crisis.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/95973/business-people-economic-solutions-meeting#sthash.n7nyEw6u.dpuf

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  42. Wily Coyote April 22, 2017 at 8:47 AM #

    @David

    “No information has come to BU that there was an island wide problem with processing card payments yesterday. In fact the BU household made several transactions at multiple retailers yesterday. It could be that one bank on the island experienced a problem yesterday.”

    Wily has come to the same conclusion, that establishments using Scotiabank were the ones having problems

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  43. Hal Austin April 22, 2017 at 8:54 AM #

    The other implication, Wily, is that you are economical with the truth – which I am sure you ae not. I do not trust technology.

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  44. William Skinner April 22, 2017 at 11:01 AM #

    @ Simple Simon
    We pay taxes but we pay bus fare. Our taxes built everything but we pay for services. When we leave home and turn up at the hospital, we are not asked to pay before we are treated. We pay taxes but the service is free at the point of delivery. Same thing with UWI before we had to pay. So, if we sell the QEH and you feeling sick, you cannot even go there if you dont have the insurance. That is not the present case.
    Maybe if the QEH is privatised, the point will be clearer.

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  45. Commentator AKA waiting April 23, 2017 at 9:44 AM #

    In Barbados the Hyatt project is stalled by one ego driven individual blocking hundreds of poor black people from getting jobs in the construction and operation of a world famous brand. Hyatt is capable of attracting millions over time in foreign exchange. Whereas in Barbados the unemployed battle poverty and Aleppo Abed predicts the island will collapse over in the Bahamas a Hyatt opens its doors with PM Christie noting 1600 jobs have been created as result. Instead of copying the Bahamas success story we are stuck with Charles Herbert, Tibbits, Commisiong, Abed, Mark Smart Williams and other wannabe politicians who will never get a single vote from the electorate. Their antics suggest they want to run this country through the back door side stepping the legally elected government. Beware my people.

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