Solutions Barbados Announces Candidates

Solutions Barbados

Solutions Barbados – from left to right: Robert Toussaint, Grenville Phillips, Julie Chalbaud, Angela Edey, Cherone Martindale, Andrew Banfield and Andre Griffith

Solutions Barbados would like to start announcing its candidates.  Anyone who has been able to maintain a business in this economic environment, without Government assistance, has done well.  Managing a business for over a decade can help prepare an individual to manage our national economy.  Each of the Solutions Barbados candidates that we are announcing today have over a decade of experience, and are willing to represent the people in their constituency in Parliament, and manage the national economy for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors.

We have decided to run because we cannot watch our country decline and simply watch from the side-lines.  We are also not prepared to leave our national debt to our children.

Some of our candidates follow.

  1. Grenville Phillips II, Structural Engineer, 25 years of experience – St George North
  2. Andrew Banfield, Computer Software Specialist, 25 years of experience – St George South
  3. Benjamin Niles, Building Contractor, 25 years of experience – St Philip West
  4. Ronald Lorde, Businessman, 21 years of experience – St Philip South
  5. Julie Chalbaud – Businesswoman (Photography), 20 years of experience – Christ Church South
  6. Angela Edey, hair specialist, 33 years of experience – St Michael West-Central
  7. Cherone Martindale, Administrator, 16 years of experience – St John
  8. Andre Griffith, Computer Specialist, 13 years of experience – St James North
You may contact Grenville Phillips II at NextParty246@gmail.com for any additional information

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110 Comments on “Solutions Barbados Announces Candidates”

  1. Simple Simon April 20, 2017 at 7:42 PM #

    And of course when these contemporaries of Barrow firt expressed political interest they were:

    Forbes Burnham, 26
    Norman Manley, 25
    Pierre Trudeau, 30
    Lee Kwan Yew, 26

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  2. angela Skeete April 20, 2017 at 7:44 PM #

    age have nothing to do with effectiveness , those leaders Grantly ! Barrow etc exhibit leadership skills in their manner and style enough to energize a nation into believing they had the right stuff so far the list or grouping has yet to exhibit any style or manner of leadership enough to energize or galvanize a nations approval

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  3. Simple Simon April 20, 2017 at 7:49 PM #

    And Well Well’s favourite

    Justin Trudeau, a 37 year old teacher

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  4. enuff April 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM #

    Grenville’s policies show he hasn’t a clue. #bushiesueme

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  5. Kevin April 20, 2017 at 8:12 PM #

    Solutions Barbados plans to confirm their constituencies this week……………………

    What about the other 21 candidates?

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  6. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 9:00 PM #

    Simple…I dont have a discriminatory bone in my body…lol

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  7. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 9:05 PM #

    “I’d like to see those people aged 18 to 36 to become politically active.

    I don’t like that we seem to be sliding to a gerontocracy (rule by the old, especially rule by old men)”

    You do npt want them too old and set in their ways of thinking everything they do is right even breaking the law and allowing lawbreakers to enrich themselves pff the majority without consequences. .

    Fruendel the Fraud and the Cahill scam comes to mind, talk about an old fool.

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  8. Simple Simon April 20, 2017 at 9:47 PM #

    @Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 20, 2017 at 9:00 PM “Simple…I dont have a discriminatory bone in my body…lol”

    Don’t mind you.

    We know that you love Justin real, real bad.

    Lol

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  9. Simple Simon April 20, 2017 at 9:48 PM #

    @Caswell Franklyn April 20, 2017 at 7:27 PM “I have no intention of setting a foot in a polling station at the next elections”

    Why not?

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  10. nextparty246 April 20, 2017 at 11:24 PM #

    Dear All:

    Next week, we plan to announce the next batch of candidates, with their constituencies. We also plan to start announcing the Ministry that each candidate will shadow – which will be the likely Ministry that they will manage.

    On agriculture, farmers normally complain that the theft of crops by humans and monkeys are principal reasons why they give up, which leads to unproductive land. If we accept that this is a root cause, then our proposed solutions to address these issues should result in significant improvements.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  11. Simple Simon April 21, 2017 at 1:29 AM #

    Theresa May was 36 when she first sought elected office, although she was not elected until 5 years later.
    David Cameron was 35 when he was first elected to Parliament
    Gordon Brown 32
    Tony Blair, 30
    John Major 36
    Margaret Thatcher 34
    James Callaghan, 33
    Harold Wilson, 29

    Barack Obama was first elected when he was 36
    Bill Clinton was 33 when he was elected Governor of Arkansas
    George W. Bush was 32 when he first ran for elected office
    Jimmy Carter was 39 when first elected to political office
    Gerald Ford, 36
    Richard Nixon, 34
    Lyndon Johnson, 29
    John F. Kennedy, 29

    I don’t know how and when we have come to believe that politics is about what old men think, and about what old men want, and about what old men believe.

    Bring on some young people do.

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  12. Simple Simon April 21, 2017 at 1:45 AM #

    Australia has had a 20 year old MP
    Canada has had a 19 year old MP
    Germany an 18 year old, who was politically active from age 13
    Uganda a 19 year old
    The United Kingdom a 23 year old
    Martijn van Dam, became a city councilor in Holland at 20, an MP at 25 and a Cabinet Minister at 37

    And so on, and so on.

    We want some young people.

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  13. Hal Austin April 21, 2017 at 1:51 AM #

    Simple Simon,
    Barbados gave the vote to 18 yr old in 1963, 54 years ago and before countries such as the UK, since then we have remained still. We have lost confidence in our education system. Our leaders are telling us by their policy inertia that a 16 yr old of today is not as informed as an 18 yr old 54 years ago. Scotland gave the vote to 16 yr olds in the Referendum.
    That alone tells us all we want to now.. Barbados is going backward

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  14. David April 21, 2017 at 2:57 AM #

    @Grenville

    Based on what you have updated to your website the humble recommendation is that you need to revsit.

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  15. nineofnine April 21, 2017 at 2:57 AM #

    @ nextparty246

    Your visibility is on the rise, can we also see what SB policies are in relation to foreign policies written in Treaties, Memorandums of Understanding ET AL, that have this country in “choke holds”?

    Should SB grab Government then to find that these documents rule the system and realize that you have to function by them, good intent is thwarted, then what?

    IT IS PERTINENT TO ADDRESS THIS SENARIO.. if not be prepared to ride with the tide and it will be same old, same old.

    Then there are the stealth ops.

    Do the research now, and communicate.

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  16. David April 21, 2017 at 3:02 AM #

    This submission updated with group photo (more to come) and constituencies. Looks like Grenville will be taking out Gline Clarke?

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  17. millertheanunnaki April 21, 2017 at 3:48 AM #

    @ Hal Austin April 21, 2017 at 1:51 AM
    “Barbados gave the vote to 18 yr old in 1963, 54 years ago and before countries such as the UK, since then we have remained still.”

    We don’t want you to go into any fit of paranoia and interpret our query as trying to bully you in any way.

    But are you cocksure about the authenticity of your claim that age of eligibility to vote was 18 in 1963 even before Independence?

    If that is a verifiable fact then Barbados was way ahead of her motherland. And all along we were under the impression such a far-sighted proposal was implemented from the 1971 general elections.

    So why not let Google be your friend (for the first time) and put this difference in “facts” to rest.

    We know Barbados always punched above its weight when it came to the introduction of utilities like the distribution of potable water and electricity (telephone too) to improve its economic infrastructure but this ‘bold’ move so early after adult suffrage is indeed cause to reinforce the image of EWB as a man with far-sighted vision ably aided in seeing the light by no other than W A C.

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  18. Hal Austin April 21, 2017 at 3:54 AM #

    Miller,
    Yes. The age of majority as reduced before the UK – in Barbados long before 1971. In fact, in one of my Notes…I referred to the lost of confidence in our educational system.

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  19. Caswell Franklyn April 21, 2017 at 6:17 AM #

    Next week, we plan to announce the next batch of candidates, with their constituencies. We also plan to start announcing the Ministry that each candidate will shadow – which will be the likely Ministry that they will manage.

    Grenville

    Ministers are not supposed to manage ministries. That is the job of the Permanent Secretary.

    Sent from my iPad

    >

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  20. Bush Tea April 21, 2017 at 7:33 AM #

    @ Caswell
    It just shows the dilemma that we (Grenville) face at this juncture.

    The PS is supposed to manage the ministries….BUT..
    This has not been the case now for over a decade. The current lot was selected, trained and appointed specifically to walk around behind the ministers like poodles.

    What would a new dispensation do?
    Hand management over to the very same poodles???

    There needs to be a transition period where proper management is hired to do the CORRECT jobs of the PS, but in the meantime, in particular considering the GRAVE fiscal situation, some strong, harsh measures will need to be taken by well meaning persons…

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  21. Caswell Franklyn April 21, 2017 at 8:02 AM #

    Bushie

    You are so right. Permanent secretaries and other managers in the Public Service are now mostly weak political yardfowls who could not manage a snow cone cart. That is why some ministers, who started their tenure as paupers, became super rich in five short years. Most of them could easily be replaced but that requires a person who knows the rules. But before you get carried away Bushie, that person is not me; I am already occupied.

    Sent from my iPad

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  22. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger April 21, 2017 at 10:57 AM #

    If Grenville can ban yardfowlism totally from the landscape of Barbados, particularly in every layer of government ministries, introduce meritocracy instead….ban yardfowls and their idiocy, permanent secretaries work for taxpayers, they should not be yardfowls for government ministers…..

    ……and find actual work for ministers to do instead of those lying photo ops………that is a step in the right direction.

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  23. Vincent Haynes April 21, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

    nextparty246 April 20, 2017 at 11:24 PM #

    On agriculture, farmers normally complain that the theft of crops by humans and monkeys are principal reasons why they give up, which leads to unproductive land. If we accept that this is a root cause,
    …………………………………………………..

    Grenville

    They are not the root cause,they are simply 2 of the myriad problems confronting the Agricultural sector……why dont you get whoever will be responsible for Ag. ministry to have discussions with all the Ag. players in Bim as well as read up on the many plans for the restructuring of this important area.

    Unless you like some other misguided souls see no future in Agriculture…..I no longer have a stake in Ag. but will strongly suggest to you not to discard it,which you will be doing if you only concentrate on those 2 areas above.

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  24. bajans April 21, 2017 at 3:12 PM #

    I voted in Barbados when I was either 18 or 19. It was sometime between 1965 and 1967. I skipped the island in ’67.

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  25. Hal Austin April 21, 2017 at 3:23 PM #

    Bajans

    You are right. I do not want to be held to 1963 (the year the QEH opened), but it was certainly before the UK. I should know.
    I remember when the UK gave the vote to 18 yr olds in the early 1970s, I had two bragging rights: the vote at 18 and the quality of the Transport Board; one is now a mess occupying prime land in the heart of the city, and the other is a static example of how our educational system has gone.

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  26. Enuff April 21, 2017 at 3:56 PM #

    So all of Solutions’ candidates will be Ministers if they win? #icaaaaant

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  27. Hants April 21, 2017 at 4:34 PM #

    @ David,

    At last a white Bajan Candidate. lol

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  28. Hants April 21, 2017 at 4:36 PM #

    @ David,

    Note the positioning of the candidates in the photo to form a V for Victory.

    Attention to detail. lol

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  29. Vincent Haynes April 21, 2017 at 5:45 PM #

    David

    Good pic.

    …I note he has not responded to my concerns on Ag.

    …..possibly needs to identify the individual with that portfollio and let him answer.

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  30. David April 21, 2017 at 6:37 PM #

    @Vincent

    He did.

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  31. vincent haynes April 21, 2017 at 7:14 PM #

    David

    If you say so and are satisfied with the first and no second…..fine with me.

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  32. Artax April 22, 2017 at 8:11 PM #

    bajans April 21, 2017 at 3:12 PM #

    “I voted in Barbados when I was either 18 or 19. It was sometime between 1965 and 1967. I skipped the island in ’67.”

    @ bajans

    One contributor mentioned the voting age in Barbados was reduced to 18 years in 1963, while you and another contributor are suggesting “sometime between 1965 and 1967.”

    However, the following information can be found on the BARBADOS PARLIAMENT’S web-site:

    “In 1964, voting age was reduced to age 18.”

    Additionally, “Box 2” on page 9 of the IMF working paper: “Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean: Guyana & Barbados,” which was prepared by Michael DaCosta in February 2007, has the following information under the Barbados section:

    “1964: Voting age reduced to 18.”

    I would want to believe Parliament’s web-site is accurate.

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  33. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 23, 2017 at 1:50 PM #

    Caswell Franklyn

    You know the SSS like you bad but I really do not see the reason why you must point out the fact that Permanent Secretaries are to manage ministries. I mean Bushie already highlighted that that is not the case now for countless donkey years. So if Granville is stating that his elected few and set of other batch will manage a ministry then by George let the man do what his vision is telling him to do. I believe Granville will put in place in Supervisor system to manage the same elected ministers and keep them in check. Right Mr. Grenville Phillips the third?

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  34. Caswell Franklyn April 23, 2017 at 3:40 PM #

    SSS

    Grenville would start out by breaching the Constitution. Is that what you want? I would have thought that you would be expecting him to follow the law. Ministers don’t manage anything. That is why the Permanent Secretary is accountable even if some of them are foolish and allow ministers to usurp their roles.

    Sent from my iPad

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  35. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 23, 2017 at 4:24 PM #

    Caswell

    The law in Barbados is played out on left field not the right one. It is executed under the sake of convenience and applied to certain folk with different strokes while leaving out the special others. The laws in government are respectors of persons thus you saying that Granville will start out breaking it does not do justice to your comment when you have not, and maybe you have, pointed out that ministers of ministries do not uphold it and their Permanent Secretary operatives have been breaching it. Anyway point taken.

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