Dr. Ronnie Yearwood | Ideas for a New Politics:Governance and Truth | The Good Society

The following documents shared with the BU family by Dr. Ronnie Yearwood

I believe that at no point in a country’s history, should a single generation be faced with the decisions my generation will have to take to restore the fortunes of Barbados, but there can be no hiding. We are at a point in our history where the next generation to come may have less than the one before. That should simply never be, but again there can be no hiding. There is something resoundingly sobering – and frightening – about this as I speak this evening. Equally, sobering is that I am speaking of governance and truth. Truth is, they should be one and the same. But in Barbados today, elsewhere too, in both developed and developing countries, there has been a vicious divorce of the two principles.

 

 

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134 Comments on “Dr. Ronnie Yearwood | Ideas for a New Politics:Governance and Truth | The Good Society”

  1. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 6, 2017 at 3:35 PM #

    @ Vincent

    You are a hypocrite and I will explain why.

    On July 1, 2017 at 6:12 PM # Vincent Haynes whom i believe is you said to the Honourable Blogmaster David

    “One can only comment on what is in front of you. ” while you were speaking to ““Integrity Legislation Will NOT be Implemented by the Political Class”

    That was a follow-on to your “blinkered” comment “Chuckle….stale news,third hand and hearsay to boot…….not good enough for anything other than a known insight into the Dean/Knox/Simmons situation and file 13. Not that I expect the political class to enact FOI or IL.”

    Now it is amazing that you have the DIVINE UNASSAILABLE RIGHT to say that you can only speak on “what is in front of you” but I, with my old blinkered self, am full of vitriole and other tings dem because

    (a) I said that the 19 pages that were presented as the next best thing to slice bread were crap

    AND

    (b) I went on to say that Dr. Ronnie was an agent of the BLP machinery a statement which Ronnie himself states in his 19 pages of crap! (which i am sure that you did not read)

    But you have appointed yourself to mete out your largesse to whom you will and I am not among the Abu Bin Adam crew to be blessed

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  2. Hal Austin July 6, 2017 at 3:58 PM #

    Chad,

    It is me again, your friend, taking up your argument with David about corruption. I am interested. Name a single country in which corruption (or bribery) has been a mechanism for increased productivity? Just one?
    I think you have a deep psychological problem, mate, of wanting to appear intelligent and important. Why is Africa the poorest region in the world and why is it generally accepted as the most corrupt? @Chad, give me a single forensic economist that will substantiate your claim.
    You just send me searching in three of the biggest economic electronic libraries in world and I could not find a single example your yours claims.
    @Chad, before you vanished last time I rather rudely called you the dumbest person in this forum. I do not take back a single word.

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  3. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 6, 2017 at 4:20 PM #

    @ Vincent

    I was on the road today with some matters, so time did not allow for de ole man to answer you before.

    But, in the quiet of the day, such as it was “quiet”, I read his 42 page document, twice, and his 19 pager, 3 times.

    Page 18, Paragraph 2 of the second document states “I have subscribed to a party. That is no secret….” just in case you missed that pronouncement cause you like you ent too ….

    It was important to do so because we cannot, ALL US BAJANS, including you, cannot fail at this moment …

    Too much is at stake.

    He is indeed a strange man this Dr. Ronnie Yearwood.

    In the second document he waffles but in the first document his aim is truer, as such relates to “a New Politics”

    It is like if the first script that he composed did not have review of Mugabe, but when she realised how much support he got, the second one got dampened down.

    And then, as in the dripping of a tap, the Honourable Blogmaster lets fall the 10.38 am video as their collective counsel is saying, give them it piece by piece (no relationship to de ole man).

    Let us feed the rabble slowly and see how they warm to our “Rubbing Shoulders? (or pudendas) with the Common Man (woman)”

    What is obvious is that they, the BLP are seeking manifesto material(s). That is why this meeting was convened at Harsun College and not at Bush Hall wid de ingrunt swine of St Michael North East.

    Whuloss de white people and syrians was not gine be caught dead dere doan min Shal Munroe Knight exuberance.

    And in so doing they are playing us, the fickle audiences and electorate of 2018 with thisdisinformation.

    One notes that Dr. Ronnie makes great mention of the Auditor General’s report and he highlights the infelicities of the DLP with its Water authority fiasco and the BTII loans and everything in their nasty sink.

    Yet he does not continue through that report to highlight the 15 years of similar practices of the Barbados Labour Party

    And this is why Mia is to be feared.

    Because she can get a man like Ronnie Yearwood to speak such “alternative facts” to 300K. lies coated with all these Norwegic anecdotes.

    But what is worse is that men like Hal, Vincent and de rest uh wunna can swallow the pup hook line an sinker WITHOUT A SINGLE QUESTION.

    Where has it been that any one of you (pooch suckers?) have said “ronnie, you speak of the sins of Fumbles and Stinkliar and all the rest of them, but what of the Syrup scandals, and the Highway scandal and the prison ting, were these not blatant overspends of the people of Barbados’ taxes?

    Steupseeeee

    So here is how this is going to play out.

    A fancy manifesto that is going to promise everyone of us a set of the Emperor’s clothes and then, more of the same thing, IF NOT WORSE.

    Thank you Honourable Blogmaster for the video on “Your Choice, Your Voice..You Lose ” euphemism for “Your As* is Grass” when i get in Llaro Court

    I going review this video and ting and the facebook mining tool wunna using to monitor who looking at de video

    While using me mock facebook account of course heheheheheheh

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  4. Bernard Codrington. July 6, 2017 at 4:26 PM #

    It is good to be living in a society where all can express views however contrarian while maintaining a healthy respect for each other. Let the debate continue. In due season we will find that things are not what they appear to be. But that is process.

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  5. chad99999 July 6, 2017 at 5:10 PM #

    Africa is the poorest region in the world because it is almost entirely populated by people like you. Corruption has very little to do with it, although it is an excuse that can be offered in lieu of other factors.

    As for your statement that you could not find a single example of my claim in “three of the biggest electronic libraries in the world,” you are lying. You (and your brethren) might consider the following references:

    A. Wedeman (2002) “Development and Corruption: The East Asian Paradox,” in E. Gomez, Political Business in East Asia. London: Routledge, pp. 34-61.

    M.T. Rock and H. Bonnett (2004) “The Comparative Politics of Corruption: Accounting for the East Asian Paradox in Empirical Studies of Corruption, Growth and Investment,” World Development 32(6): 999-1017.

    P. Egger and H. Winner (2005) “Evidence on Corruption as an Incentive for Foreign Direct Investment,” European Journal of Political Economy 21 (4): 932-952.

    Jakob Svensson (2005) “Eight Questions about Corruption,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 19 (3): 19-42.

    D. Levy, “Price Adjustment Under the Table: Evidence on Efficiency-Enhancing Corruption,” European Journal of Political Economy 23 (2): 423-447.

    S. Li and J. Wu (2007) “Why China Thrives Despite Corruption,” Far Eastern Economic Review 170 (3): 24-28.

    P. Meon and L. Weill (2010) “Is Corruption an Efficient Grease?” World Development 38 (3): 244-259.

    V. Vial and J. Hanoteau (2010) “Corruption, Manufacturing Plant Growth, and the Asian Paradox: Indonesian Evidence,” World Development 38 (5): 693-705.

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  6. Vincent Haynes July 6, 2017 at 5:12 PM #

    Piece

    Chuckle……for the umpteenth time um doan matter who get in or how they get in once we can educate the electorate.

    That is where our focus should be…..educating the electorate …..innocent untill proven guilty…….. as I have said a number of times already the true worth of Ronnie will be judged when he goes through the communities.

    Presently the BLP appears to be in winners row……I am fully aware of the old adages……many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip……..a week is a long time in politics…..so frothing up continously over them is counter productive…..what will be will be.

    Can you remove the blinkers and understand where I am going from and will you join me,as loads of work has to be done after the elections are won.

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  7. Hal Austin July 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

    Chad,
    You give a long list of articles/essays on corruption, but did not say which ones suggest that corruption can aid development. Unless, of course, you want me to read all of them. Plse suggest which ones back your case.
    You suggest I am lying when I said that I could not find any articles to substantiate your claim. I searched the National Bureau of Economic Research electronic library, Voxeu and the Financial Times electronic library. Unlike you I do not have to lie.
    I will resist giving a long list of essays, but have a look at two: NBER Working Paper 4372; and, more interestingly, “Monetary Policies for Developing Countries: The Role of Corruption,” Huang and Wei (NBER10093).
    In the meantime, I am still awaiting the details on your five qualifications, including your PhD, and the corporation you work for.
    I say again, Chad, you are an intellectual fraudster.

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  8. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 6, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

    @ Vincent

    I going keep talking to you until you stop chuckling and start crying at the predicament that we are in relative to this illiterate electorate that you trying to educate in 8 months.

    So I going through all the “presenters” and their proposals

    We starting with Shantal Munroe Knight and her Biometric Card dribble and the E-Pass concept and all de people dat she want dat going dream big

    You know why de ole man calls it dribble?

    Let de ole man tell you why I respectfully called it dribble

    Page 32 of the Governance and Truth “Private companies should be allowed to compete with government for public contracts to provide public services. …”

    He goes on to underscore compete imagine that.

    No effing government in the world should ever have to compete with its citizens!

    They are facilitators and regulators ONLY.

    This is precisely the problem that has gotten us where we are.

    And with nitwits like these speaking of E commerce and e-passes and biometric cards not one of their regurgigating donkeys can even speak to the fact that the same Mugabes and Lashes and all dem buhkvunts are the same people who does teif de ideas of the same citizns dat dem pretending to want to get dem ideas from

    Teif dem and use de law courts tuh hide from the legal ramifications of stealing a person’s property yet

    (a) Noel Lynch can sue a body for defamation and get he case hear in 2 months

    (b) Mia Mottley can sue a body for defamation and get he case heard in 2 months

    (c) Michael Lashes can get de police go an lock up a man for an internet threat

    and the list of comedy goes on and on ad infinitum while Ronnie talking pup bout deversification of the economy from the old traditional growth models to this new Politics Ting.

    Led by the same teifs dat have no effing respect for property and rights of de poor man.

    I gine and listen to dis Donna Avery columnist who works in Mackey words “building young females business ladies?” which I still trying to unnerstand what dat mean

    doan worry, Vincent, i coming back to you and dat “educating the electorate” dribble dat you espousing jes give me a few moments

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  9. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 6, 2017 at 5:56 PM #

    Whuloss,

    Avery open she talk wid Dr. Basil Springer ting and entrepreneurs and Peter Boos pipe dream bout mekking barbados into the Entrepreneurial Hub by 2020.

    I going continue listening to find out if she going mention the $2 million dollars dat de Dead King David Thompson give way, yes i repeat give way to Basil to fund alot of “elephants” sorry i mean “projects with the DNA of an elephant” including those of James Corbin i,e, dat cricket game and other silly things.

    Any body could tell de ole man what de DNA of an elephant is?

    I remember when de circus was here pun spring garden I see an elephant let go a few balls of pup and I wondered if dat is what Sir Basil was did mean!

    I wonder if a feller can mention heah that the so called luminary and economist guru Jeremy was one uh Basil paid cuntsultants? in that DNA of an elephant scam, sorry ting.

    I wonder if “De Moolah” ever get one of de project dat he cuntsult pun to mek a dollar ?

    De ole man betters not talk nuffin heah causing dat may only bring a lawsuit in me ole ass fuh exposing sorry de wrong word was used deah, INTIMATING dat dat feller ent got a clue bout economics or financial strategies.

    But he is de President of de Barbados Economic Society yes?

    Jes goes to prove some sort of point but I ent know what

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  10. chad99999 July 6, 2017 at 6:02 PM #

    Hal,

    The only fraudster is you. I didn’t claim that all economists support my position. But you claimed that none did. And you are lying.

    By the way, you give two measly references, and one of them (Huang and Wei) is not a paper about the evils of corruption. It is about the design of monetary policy to deal with corruption.

    For those interested in this subject, let me point out that reviews of the literature in economics have found very weak evidence for claims that corruption prevents development. See, for example,

    Pranab Bardhan (1997) “Corruption and Development: A Review of the Issues,” Journal of Economic Literature 35 (3): 1320-1346.

    T. Aidt (2009) “Corruption, Institutions and Economic Development,” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 25 (2): 271-291.

    Of course, this is not what Western governments want to hear. Economists who denounce corruption as an unmitigated evil get a friendly hearing almost everywhere. It takes guts to publicly adopt a more nuanced position. Are you listening, David?

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  11. David July 6, 2017 at 6:31 PM #

    @Ronnie

    The scope should be expanded by replacing Ecommerce with Ebusiness. Perhaps the presenter meant Ebusiness but it is an important distinction and message to send.

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  12. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 6, 2017 at 6:34 PM #

    @ Vincent,

    Okay so Avery’s message after making the point that she worked with the $2million Springer White Elephant, FOR FREE, is that her responsibility and task at this BLP ideas harvesting thing is she needs ideas about how to create jobs.

    In synopsis what she is saying Vincent is that, with the coming of the BLP, there will be job losses

    she calls it “contraction of jobs” – a rose by any name will smell just as sweet right??

    And what she continues to say in unmistakable terms is that this coming job attrition that is scheduled for the Public Service, particularly for older people, they ARE TO EXPECT job cuts in the coming year, post the elections and need to plan for that NOW.

    Under the chapeau of a “LOVING AND CARING, COVENANT LED BLP”

    De video suddenly “gone unavailable” and cannot be played so I guess dat de ole man video translations and explanations fuh de ingrunt electorate dat you talking bout we got to educate, dun wid Vincent.

    Now I know you is a man who in de know and wukking with Mugabe, you tink dat you cud get mackey or one uh you peeples to send a copy for de ole man to finish interpreting?

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  13. Bernard Codrington. July 6, 2017 at 6:45 PM #

    Piece of the Rock

    You too bad. Wuh loss . It is a good thing you only got piece uh de rock and not the whole rock.

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  14. vincent haynes July 6, 2017 at 7:25 PM #

    Piece

    Chuckle…Perseverance against the odds.

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  15. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 6, 2017 at 7:46 PM #

    Chadster 9000………according to you, the corruption is working out really well in Barbados, it’s a pity you dont want to be there.

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  16. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 6, 2017 at 8:33 PM #

    @ vincent,

    Sorry to keep you waiting so long.

    Not every body hate de ole man guts and want he to depart this world.

    One of the trusted BLP fellers send de ole man de video so I going continue wid my “interpretations”

    The young man Troy Lorde who took 25 years to venture back to that oppression called Harsun College, (his sentiments, not mine), has in the 5 minutes allotted him, spoken of the spectrum and growth space that we need to embrace IF THERE WILL BE CHANGE.

    Dr. Yearwood mentioned such in his first uncensored, unbridled speech.

    Hal Austin though he does ramble sometimes is not so wrong bout these young people here assembled.

    To have seeded this article with the paucity of the 19 pages was a disservice because it gave no context nor substance to what was and is being touted.

    De ole man is oonflicted though.

    Mugabe CANNOT have these minds under her command NOR CAN SHE GIVE THEM LATITUDE cause from what they are projecting, if she lets them fly, not only does the possibility exist that we can get back on stream BUT IT MIGHT EVEN DISRUPT HER HOLD ON THE BLP.

    Seriously Vincent if dis feller Ronnie and these people dat he seems to have individually assembled here get to wukking MUGABE GONE THROUGH DE EDDOES.

    Seriously my man!!

    @ Mr. Bernard Codrington,

    You is a man to watch though cause you say something earlier bout everything is not what it appears and you is a man who doan talk nuff like me but you does say volumes.

    As an ole fogey who pun he way out, all i have to say is that “I cud get an erection for a selection” that comprised serious committed people like these are projecting themselves to be.

    But i still fear the Despot.

    If only she cud done wid dat shyte of tekking whu is not hers and live true to that meaningless piece uh paper and covenant, man Barbados could still got a fighting chance

    Steupseeeee.

    Looka Vincent, I going got to stop talking with you doah cause I starting to vacillate and feel hopeful and tink dat something is possible here but I cant reconcile de Mugabe of the past with these hope inspiring minds.

    You watch de last budget speech wid Gline Clarke and George Payne and dem dufuses?

    You unnerstand that even though you have these young people batting pun Mia pitch dat she got dem ingrunt dinosaurs dat even in dem youth dem was useless?

    Topping and Prescod and Cynthia and all uh dem just going hate dat new crop with their vision.

    No wonder Mia vetting he speeches.

    Steupseee

    I going back and finish viewing doah.

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  17. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 6, 2017 at 9:11 PM #

    Dr. Ronnie Yearwood,

    Let the ole man tell you this.

    You do not need Mia Mottley.

    It is clear to me now what Bernard Codrington is saying, very clear.

    I, having watched all of the video, kindly provided by ***, will not be prolix.

    “Live by those Words”

    Unhitch your wagon from the Mugabe Wagon Train of warmed over soup.

    Stand up and “Lead”

    Remember that the Good Society of which you speak so evidently passionately will die and consequently “Evil Thrives when Good Men do Nothing…”

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  18. Hal Austin July 7, 2017 at 3:41 AM #

    Chad,

    I will ignore the personal abuse, since it is always an indication that you have lost the argument.
    But here is what I said…..It is me again, your friend, taking up your argument with David about corruption. I am interested. Name a single country in which corruption (or bribery) has been a mechanism for increased productivity? Just one?

    Here is what you said………The only fraudster is you. I didn’t claim that all economists support my position. But you claimed that none did. And you are lying.

    Do you understand the difference? An answer to a totally different question (talk to Jeff Cumberbatch about this). There are over seven billion people in the world, and tens of thousands of economists, would it be rational to say that none supports your idiot position? In philosophy this is called the black swans argument. All you need is a single black swan to prove that not all swans are white.
    Further, how would I know what all economists think about corruption? Here is my tutorial to you for today: corruption is the opposite of taxation. Corrupt officials deprive the exchequer of revenue, which is used to develop the society. That is the illogic of your argument.
    @Chad, still waiting to hear about your five qualifications, your A levels at age 15, your PhD and your work for a top US corporation.
    I say again, of all the anonymous people in this blog, you stand out as the great big buffoon. All sensible people are suspicious about who you are, what you have achieved and what you do.
    Pseudonyms are there to assist whistleblowers, not intellectual frauds. Put your name out there, defend your ideas on the record. What are you a shamed of?

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  19. Pachamama July 7, 2017 at 7:17 AM #

    Pieces

    Your admonition to Yearwood though well-intended comes too late.

    For once political actors have made a determination to be part of the duopoly certain hard facts of consanguinity kick in to despoil all future efforts.

    And in spite a determination by David to promote or foist this individual on us, the requirements of this political moment and its differentials with the status quo, makes it possible to drive a bus through an obvious ideological gulf.

    Certainly, Yearwood has not sought and will not seek to stage mass hunger strikes against the duopoly.

    He shall never seek to take on the system in ways that will capture popular imagination, at its centre.

    What he, David, and their ilk seek is to interfere at the margins with their BS. Not disrupt the duopoly beast running roughshod through Bridgetown.

    In these circumstances, we would prefer to assign Yearwood to the antiquarian device before the chance is given to repeat the crimes of others.

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  20. Artax July 7, 2017 at 7:34 AM #

    @ Hal Austin

    Forgive my “presumptuous intrusion” into your and Chad’s “discussion.”

    Firstly, I agree with you that corruption cannot be economically beneficial to any society.

    Secondly, Chad wrote: “chad99999 July 6, 2017 at 6:02 PM #: For those interested in this subject, let me point out that reviews of the literature in economics have found very weak evidence for claims that corruption prevents development. See, for example, Pranab Bardhan (1997) “Corruption and Development: A Review of the Issues,” Journal of Economic Literature 35 (3): 1320-1346.”……”

    I read the journal and found the following statement in the third paragraph on page 1320 very interesting:

    “Our APPROACH in this paper is PRIMARILY ANALYTICAL and SPECULATIVE, given the INHERENT DIFFICULTIES of collecting (and hence the nonexistence of) good EMPIRICAL DATA on the subject of corruption.”

    Then on page 1327 under the headline: “III The Growth Process,” the author wrote:

    “Corruption has its ADVERSE EFFECTS not just on static efficiency but also on INVESTMENT and GROWTH. A payment of bribes to get an investment license clearly reduces the incentive to invest (even apart from affecting the composition of investment, in view of the considerations of secrecy and uncertainty alluded to in the previous section).”

    I need not go any further.

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  21. Hal Austin July 7, 2017 at 7:51 AM #

    Artax,

    The conventional interpretation of corruption (bribery) is that it is an act by an individual or group of individuals, and companies, not by the state. Growth is commonly interpreted as an increase in per capita output per hour.

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  22. David July 7, 2017 at 8:05 AM #

    @Pacha

    Why don’t you et al continue your disruptive narrative and allow BU to give voice to ALL and sundry a position that is known. Note BU has ignored Piece silly rants.

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  23. Vincent Haynes July 7, 2017 at 8:27 AM #

    Piece

    Untill you take those blinkers off your head we will be at odds……but…..there again you need me as your sounding board,so carry on smartly.

    For the record I reiterate that we should be well pass the concept of party and leader being important…..we need to strive for a community fully seized of as many facts as you listed above and willing to take the appropriate action.

    An example in point is the Unions wanting the NSRL reduced to 5% and want the public to join with them to carry a letter to the Parliamentarians in Parliament on tuesday to that effect…….WHY???

    The NSRL has been shown to be a nonsense by all the gurus who have analysed it, hence it will produce no benefit to this country’s economic situation in the long/medium or short term…..so why the pappyshow?

    Your commonsense would dictate that a govt on the brink of elections will either have had this stage managed and drop it to show how caring they are or refuse to budge to show how in charge/strong they are.

    Now a community centric (Bushies term) grouping would say on the eve of elections no govt action will bode good for the country as they are to caught up in winning the next election.

    ….so they would tell the Unions to shut down the country untill elections are called.

    ….after elections the community centric grouping will then explain to the new govt how the system needs changing with reduction in civil service,removal of GG,senate and statutory boards and accepting the IMF restructuring programme.

    …..review the many studies lying around the many ministries and apply the appropriate ones for the future direction of our country and job creation.

    ….the unions will have to accept the fall out and the new projects will give them employment funded by loans approved by the now embraced IMF.

    …..failing which,shut down the country again not by the unions but by the now emboldened community centric grouping untill they fly right.

    It must be catching….your long windedness.

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  24. Pachamama July 7, 2017 at 8:55 AM #

    @Vincent Haynes

    ”’For the record I reiterate that we should be well pass the concept of party and leader being important…..we need to strive for a community fully seized of as many facts as you listed above and willing to take the appropriate action.”””’

    Well said

    This is not the only thing you have been right about

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  25. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 7, 2017 at 8:55 AM #

    Chadster9000…….has long held a destructive agenda for small vulnerable islands.

    The hardest thing is to know.

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  26. Gabriel July 7, 2017 at 10:50 AM #

    Guyana has been warned of the ruthlessness with which large,well funded industries operate and to be on guard.The topic State Capture refers to oil companies in particular especially pointing to a rapacious French oil company.Is not Rubis a French company?Is SOL affiliated to oil interests?Cahill?What of these French interests who now own our rum industry.Do we know these people?Follow the money……
    http://www.kaiteurnewsonline.com/2017/07/07/oil-companies-are-like-sexual-predators-uk-security-expert/

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  27. chad99999 July 7, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

    WWC

    Sorry to confuse you with the facts.

    Asia is rife with corruption, but that hasn’t seemed to matter much to economic growth. Some aspects of corruption seem to hurt economic performance. Some aspects of corruption seem to help economic performance.

    Of course, Africa and Latin America are also corrupt and have not done as well, so guess what. Every Tom, Dick and Harry insists that corruption is to blame.

    It’s like the stupid police officer who insists that if you have had three drinks, and then had a car accident, the alcohol MUST have been the culprit. As if accidents don’t happen to people who never touch alcohol.

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  28. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 7, 2017 at 11:42 AM #

    Chadster9000…….ya just dumb is all

    Asia and South East Asia have ALWAYS been proactive business people and have for decades had over 1 billion people to drive their businesses and economyn while paying slave wages….not even corruption can stop that.

    Africa has only this decade reached it’s 1 billion population mark and only in the last 2 decades started driving serious, proactive business….it will take time, given their high levels of corruption.

    South and Latin American governments are just too corrupt and they may never be released from that grip of poverty because of that corruption.

    You do realize that most studies is pure shit.

    If ya dont have commonsense….you will forever rely on useless studies.

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  29. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 7, 2017 at 11:48 AM #

    Besides…they execute politicians and business people for corruption in most South East Asian countries…so right there, you are lying.

    Your argument is weak since you keep relying on some white man with ulterior motives for your information. …Chadster, you are still unable to think for yaself.

    And all that Ph.D. talk is crap, I have met very few intelligent Ph.Ds…I can count them all on one hand…and you are definitely not one.

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  30. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 7, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

    Frauds always get their comeuppance Chadster…no rest for the wicked.

    “Bill Cosby retrial in November
    NORRISTOWN – Entertaine Bill Cosby will be retried on charges of sexually assaulting a former employee of his alma mater in November, five months after his first trial on those charges ended in a hung jury, a Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O’Neill said the 79-year-old comedian… Read More”

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  31. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 7, 2017 at 7:36 PM #

    Black men, real black leaders in the Caribbean need to open their eyes….a major shift os on it’s way, either join the program or remain the enslaved….in the Caribbean.

    bit.ly/2uUgehU

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  32. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 8, 2017 at 5:49 AM #

    Fruendel, being the idiot that he is, caused this delay in the case by questioning Commissiong’s standing..lol

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/98490/comissiong-standing-question

    “THE CASE surrounding the construction of the Hyatt hotel will continue on August 10 in the Supreme Court.

    When the matter returned to the No. 6 Supreme Court yesterday, political activist David Comissiong said that at the next hearing the court would hear Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s application suggesting that Comissiong, as a citizen, did not have the standing to bring such an application for judicial review.
    Comissiong said the court would have to deal with the matter, which he described as a key issue.
    Justice Sonia Richards will preside”

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  33. Vincent Haynes July 8, 2017 at 10:20 AM #

    Another slant on the governance by the political class…..

    Sinckler taking a risk | Barbados Today
    Sinckler taking a risk
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  34. Commentator July 8, 2017 at 10:21 AM #

    If the role of the media is to report the news without fear or favor why is the only announcements on the Hyatt case from one side. Isn’t the media allowed in the courtroom and why not. Commssiong tells us what transpires in the case. If his version of the Venezuela rebellion is any guide then God help us. Another postponement in the case anti- government activists are delighted with the delays which halts employment for hundreds . Will this case ever be resolved or is the end a game a frozen project to the detriment of the economy.

    Delisle Worrell and Nicholls filed a suit and a court sat a Sunday. Not so the Hyatt case that was delayed for months we are told a judge was on vacation. Citizens pay hard earned tax dollars for a proper functioning judiciary is it too much to to ask for cases to be heard in a timely fashion. With only Commsiong’s account to go by where is the impartial media. The struggling economy the unemployed and citizens who care are the biggest losers. Commsiong grins.

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  35. Vincent Haynes July 8, 2017 at 10:21 AM #

    Piece

    Wha happen……..yuh ain respond tuh muh lass poss…….David run you????

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  36. Vincent Haynes July 8, 2017 at 10:31 AM #

    It would seem that the Prime Minister is quite happy waiting untill Aug 10th for the case to be heard as was rightly stated above if he felt a need for urgency he would have gone the road of Nicholls&Worrell…..being the PM who has the ear of the AG&CJ I cannot see a difficulty.

    Interesting comment about it being a detriment to the economy by not starting…..many have stated the opposite…..they see a local loan to build it with an outflow of fx to buy cement and materials,furthermore no bajan crew has been picked to be on standby for the commencement of this project.

    One suspects that the PM is fully seized of the true nature of this project and has no desire to speed up the pursuance of it.

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  37. David July 8, 2017 at 10:32 AM #

    @Commentator aka waiting aka fan aka Fair and Balance etc

    You need to answer two questions first:

    Was the case heard in chambers?

    Is it the Prime Minister’s action for the court to determine if Comissiong has standing helping with the delay?

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  38. angela Skeete July 8, 2017 at 11:13 AM #

    All those who are hoping for an IMF intervention in barbados economic problems better pay close attention to the unfolding of chaos in Jamaica as the social environment continues to deteriorate under the strain of IMF policies which have played a counterproductive role in its inability of helping to maintain a socio-economic basket which provides help for the most vulnerable

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  39. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 8, 2017 at 12:11 PM #

    Vincent…especially if Maloney has his hooks in expecting taxpayer’s or pensioners money by the millions of dollars should be given up for Hyatt project because Fruendel the dummy committed to it by approving Hyatt.

    A la Cahill.

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  40. Hants July 8, 2017 at 12:28 PM #

    Two men reportedly dropped a big rock on the windshield of the car and when the woman stopped, she was dragged out of the vehicle and they drove off.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/98500/assisting-police-car-theft-investigation

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  41. Hants July 8, 2017 at 12:34 PM #

    $50,000 bds. Fifty thousand dollars.lemme shout it out. FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS

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  42. Hants July 8, 2017 at 12:40 PM #

    David I promise NOT to pollute de blog nuh moh fuh de time being.

    Wunna could go an listen to “wood” effin wunna want more bashment.

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  43. millertheanunnaki July 8, 2017 at 1:20 PM #

    @ Vincent Haynes July 8, 2017 at 10:31 AM
    “Interesting comment about it being a detriment to the economy by not starting…..many have stated the opposite…..they see a local loan to build it with an outflow of fx to buy cement and materials,furthermore no bajan crew has been picked to be on standby for the commencement of this project.
    One suspects that the PM is fully seized of the true nature of this project and has no desire to speed up the pursuance of it.”

    Sometimes we get can a bit too much ahead of ourselves and dismiss our old school mate Bush Tea as a BBE clown.

    But we must admit he does seem to have some extraterrestrial or ‘god-given’ talent of prescience in being able to smell a ‘scamming’ rat even before the rottenly corrupt cheese is placed in the construction trap or the “boar-cat” is let out of the financial bag.

    Unless the money to erect and outfit the Hyatt is coming out Maloney’s privately-arranged resources why haven’t any foreign or local construction firms been invited to bid for the building and outfitting of the hotel?

    Bush Tea can tell you without fear or favour that this Hyatt is just another scam à la Cahill or Andrews Sugarcane Factory to secure financial contributions from the taxpayers via a range of fees to build up the war chest for the upcoming battle of vote buying as I-Web has so pertinently satirized.

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  44. Bush Tea July 8, 2017 at 1:30 PM #

    Looka Bushie crosses nuh!!!
    Miller has become the spokesman for the bush man…
    Imagine…

    …an anunnaki wannabe without even a proper whacker…!!

    Anyway, yuh just happen to be correct on this occasion….
    Even the part about the BBE clown… 🙂

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  45. Vincent Haynes July 8, 2017 at 3:52 PM #

    Miller

    Chuckle……I whole heartedly agree with you on the some time prescience of our fellow Alma Mater scamp the Rt.Hon. Bush Tea……he can be sound at times when he is not into excessive bush which leads to him and BBE discussing revelations.

    Back to the topic at hand I do agree with Bushie and you that something is not smelling right in the state of Denmark and the PM does not want that smell to adhere to him.

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  46. Hants July 9, 2017 at 10:02 AM #

    BEES AND DEMS TOGETHER!

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/98529/inniss-mottley-march

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  47. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 9, 2017 at 1:19 PM #

    @ Vincent.

    No, not running just that I listened to what Pachamama had to say about this duopoly matter and, based on your informed information as part of the BLP Inner Chamber, understood that proposing that Dr. Ronnie do something that was principled was indeed a waste foop initiative.

    Onanism is not one of my strong points.

    But I do caution you, not to mistake silence for inaction.

    Having said that, de ole man will ask you a question.

    Seeing that you are always talking bout “educating the electorate” and all dem crap aspirations, sorry Vincent I get carried away, “noble visions of Dr. Ronnie making Barbados Great Again” how do you propose to employ, rather deploy and employ this quixotic vision of an educated electorate empowered to MAKE Government do its will, @ today, with the Fumbles group and the Hyall Down your Throat or Up your *** depending on which way you want to call it?

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  48. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 9, 2017 at 1:39 PM #

    Piece…I am patiently waiting for all these new fangled politicians with good intentions, including Grenville to tell us what they will do about this level of corruption between government ministers and insurance company executives and other business people, not one of them ever broach this subject, just a lot of long useless talk.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/98522/pay

    How can the econmy ever grow when this government is paying civil servants….NOT TO WORK….. with taxpayer’s money….paying them to cover up their friend’s crimes,, paying them so they dont sue government fir wrongful dismissal.

    Carson…this is the question you should be asking and answering, ya a a real carrion bird no joke…

    Along with the Kutappa-Harris CGI scam against Bajans, the CLICO scam against bajans will make sure this government is never elected to parliament again, singularly or individually.

    “GOVERNMENT HAS PAID more than $1 million to two senior public officers who did not drive a stroke for up to seven years.

    The two had been sent on special leave, but continued to earn their salaries.
    In what a trade unionist has described as “a coward’s way out” of dealing with matters head-on, the Freundel Stuart administration has paid former Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Sabina Walcott-Denny, her annual salary, excluding allowances, of $135 024, or a total of $540 096 over the four years she has not worked.
    Former acting Supervisor of Insurance, Vernese Brathwaite, who has been on leave for seven years, is being paid her annual salary of $98 087, or $686 609. (MB)”

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  49. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 9, 2017 at 1:42 PM #

    @ Hants

    How you?

    Thank you for the link to that story for two reasons.

    I now see as do you why the BEES and the DEES are together.

    Take a look at the purportedly whisky bloated face of Pornville!

    He look so badword badword drunk that he would have hug up Jerome (purportedly a doctor who is a nurse) though de ole man is reliably informed, that he would be liabe to get more encouragement from the former than the “wife” who is a Husband plural.

    You got to be careful whu you saying heah nowadays boasie causing de fellers got dem xframes (no familly to xfiles) running constantly.

    But the second point that you acquaint me with is how Ronnie Yearwood was played from the beginning.

    Hants you is a man who has seen some things in your life.

    You every was interested in a woman and got a best friend who interested in she too and invite she out and “forget” to invite he? or give he wrong directions? or de wrong date?

    Heheheheheheh dat is why i like you, you does kep it real unlike a fellow heah dat i going call he chuckles. lololol

    Now when you do dem tings dat is to keep he out of de running.

    Mugabe dun know that Ronnie is she competition so she gone fuh he in Englant and AND bring he back heah to be she lap dog.

    But, jes to mek he feel good she enter he in a race against a THREE TIME LOSER, I SAY LOOSER HEAH, (not WIKR) in de Drunken Pornville cuntstituency.

    Now you see whu i tell you bout how you used to block out you best friend??

    She bring he heah to be she lap dog, AND, so as to mek he feel good get he to run in dat cuntstituency where de loser is being proposed again AND TO MEK SURE DAT RONNIE NEVAH GET IN, dem (note dat i did not say de wife dat is a husband, nor de PM who is a husband) dem bring busloads of bribed cunstituents and mek he lost.

    Now Hants check out dis ingrunce.

    De man is not good enough for de cuntstituents of St James BUT he is good enough to canvass for change for Barbados and to full up all of Harsun College wid de ingrunt populace dat one Chuckles always telling dat need educating.

    Whu Dr. Ronnie gone back to being a real wuss fuh trufe!!

    Spurned at the cunstituent level yet to be lauded by Hal and de rest uh we as de Messenger Par Excellence

    Steupseeee

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  50. Vincent Haynes July 9, 2017 at 1:55 PM #

    Piece

    Chuckle…..when or if you become a rational human being again(if you ever were?) and you wish to have a discussion on how I see the future of Bim,the purpose of communities and why I say Party’s do not matter…..feel free to contact me on this very said spot.

    Note….I stated the test for Ronnie will be when he faces the various communities around the island and has to answer to the future of Agriculture,smal businesses,community tourism,education,etc,etc

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  51. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 9, 2017 at 3:23 PM #

    I noticed Carson C. Cadogan and fellow yardfowls have all absented themselves from the main topic circulating on Facebook, both blogs and Nation News….

    Why are taxpayers still paying the salaries of the former supervisor of insurance who tried to regulate the CLICO scam and was sent on leave by government 7 YEARS AGO…for her efforts.

    Why has this not been resolved…

    …with the latest austerity measures imposed on taxpayers by government, why are taxpayers paying for 2 civil servants on leave.

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  52. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 9, 2017 at 4:32 PM #

    I realise something though Vincent.

    You nor the Honourable Blogmaster DO NOT LIKE IT WHEN WUNNA IS THE SUBJECT OF A BARB or two heheheheheh.

    Again, I put it to you that Ronnie ent got to answer for nuffin.

    You dun now that.

    The papers have been created and he has been handed the script as have they all.

    No innovation nor variance to what is the Mugabe vision.

    Without “recourse” a structure which does not exist in barbados all of the fancy chuckles you are expressing here mean nothing.

    I made the observation about the meeting that Ronnie had at college being ram pack with all sorts of people who like you thinking seriously about how dem see the future of bim too.

    I went on to observe that, had Ronnie held such a discourse at Haynesville Pavillion or let us not even go so far but had he just gone to Weymouth B pasture jes opposite Marl Hole and the Globe/Prescod Bottom area, there would not have been that turnout that had Shantal Munroe Knight talking all bubbly and saying that she doan want anytime to be taken of her alloted 5 minutes while she soaked in all the faces of the people who was at harsun.

    It is not that I am irrational Vincent, no siree.

    The reason that wunna fellers ent like de ole man is causing I does get real and tell wunna dat wunna is hypocrites who are disconnected with anything and everything that is happening in dem communities dat you telling me that Ronnie is scheduled to talk in.

    And I, simple man that i am, understand that.

    I sense the pulse of disdain that borders on hatred that flows through people like Sandra the Wife that is the Husband and the other one that wunna touting.

    But the thing is not that wunna is roughshod nor nuffin to quote the next feller Beorge B who is similarly lost, the thing is that wunna simply cannot connect.

    It is like how Sir COW wipe he hand in the back of he pants during the interview with the nigger from BBC at he house.

    He would go and play with the wife pet pig, the one that got four legs not two, and doan feel no way to come and shake you hand straight while not washing them, but there is disdain for the nigger’s hand.

    Now try not to bust a fuse with that truth.

    I am only underscoring what is a bridge too far for wunna to deal with “these communities” that you love talking about BUT NEVER VENTURE IN.

    Bless your soul

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  53. Vincent Haynes July 9, 2017 at 4:43 PM #

    Piece

    Chuckle….keep on trucking……when yuh realise dat ah ain gotta a party a’we can talk.

    Peace

    P.S. make sure and offer your condollences to the DPP family.

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  54. Vincent Haynes July 9, 2017 at 5:27 PM #

    Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 9, 2017 at 3:23 PM #

    They are awaiting new directives on the above waste of money as well as the question I posed a day ago…….

    …..Why has the PM allowed the Hyatt court case to be delayed,knowing of its supposed urgency….the same way the pair of Worrell&Nicholls were able to get court dates in a hurry,why cant he as he is a lawyer and must know the ropes…….or how come in the national interest the CJ&AG cannot speed up the courts.

    I suspect the PM has smelled something and is staying far.

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  55. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 9, 2017 at 5:42 PM #

    @ Vincent

    You is a good piece of gallows bait Vincent lololol.

    Imagine dat I, who hath spoken of him here glowingly as ex officio leader of the community that David Thompson sought to deport, would even come now and say one iota with his passing.

    I can see it now with me making mention of any comment and you, in the vein of “But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil…”, jumping up pun my behind and castigating me for speaking anything but good of the dead.

    There is a thing most strange that will attend all our passings Vincent.

    The evil that we are known for is buried with us and all professional mourners recall only the good men/women that we are.

    I have learnt that it is our own mortality that we are observing when we do acts like these Vincent.

    We are slowly coming to grips with our own imminent death and it is ammmmm natural for us to not speak ill of the dead cause we do not want to be remembered in that light.

    I tend to adopt the stance of the children in whose eyes daddy and mummy were the best daddy/mummy in the world, FOR MOST OF US AT LEAST.

    So, to his children specifically, de ole man joins you, and all other ole menses here, to say condolences.

    I pray for the healing that only time will bring, AND EVEN THEN IT WILL NOT TOTALLY SOOTHE THE VOID DEATH WILL BRING.

    But it is our imminent destination…

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  56. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 9, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

    Strange….hmmmm why did it submit the item like that? all off the page?

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  57. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 9, 2017 at 6:39 PM #

    Vincent…all their stink is starting to bubble to the top.

    Even the stink of Cow playing with his pet pig with one hand…… tiefing black taxpayer’s and pensioners money with the other hand….and pretending he is too white and superior to shake black people’s hand.., the common class thoef that he is originating from a lice infested shack in St. John.

    Yep….all their stink is bubbling to the top,

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  58. vincent haynes July 9, 2017 at 8:14 PM #

    Piece

    Chuckle……we are born to die…..no need for all de pampalam.

    I can see the healing process has already started….the truth shall set you free.

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  59. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI July 13, 2017 at 9:21 PM #

    So Vincent,

    I said that I would only come back here and speak if/when there was something to speak about and you have, IN THE CLASSIC VEIN OF A MUGABE PIMP asked de ole man for some governance ideas to give to your master/mistress ammmmmm (i ent to sure what to call dem but you know what i mean)

    But to give dem some ideas for dat Covenant of Hope piece of useless paper dat Mottley sharing bout de place..

    The Court System and Addressing Collusion

    De ole man going rely upon the mechanism called GCE O Levels to mek dis point.

    When you did your exam under Cambridge and you put your # on those papers, de white people in englant did not care who you was, for unlike de CXC Caribbean counterparts, dem marked you based on your content.

    So here is what de ole man would do.

    (a) get de international community to underwrite a Pan Caribbean Pilot that would be geared at removing all the backload in the Justice System.

    (b) the Project would have these 3 working parts

    Input and Denuding
    HR Enrolments and Metrics
    Content Dissemination and Decisions
    Collections, Reintegrations and Dispersion

    Now Vincent I dun know dat you, plussing 98% uh wunna scvunts ent unnerstand whu de ole man saying here but dis is how dis going mork

    Every single case will be ordered by import and FIFO and systematically denuded of all “markers” so that while all the elements of a matter are there, THERE WILL BE NO NAMES, ADDRESSES OR SPECIFIC DETAILS TO IDENTIFY THE PLAINTIFFS. (Of course there will be matters where certain details will be required but, for the most part, a sanitization of the records can be successfully achieved.

    THe HR for the project will be assessed by External assessors and engaged based on their abilities and experience and track records. HR WILL BE TAKEN FROM A GLOBAL POOL of skilled legal persons, preferably those who are retired and they will be engaged using a metric that is Quality Assured AND Performance based.

    So ten cases which are assessed to require 10 man hours each will be paid for once 100 hours are completed.

    The Cases will be allocated based on expertise, congruent law, etc and the parties will be required to give their decisions based on the law.

    THe final output will be peer vetted for consistency in the jurisdiction of source and then “reassembled” with the requisite information attached for final dissemination.

    De ole man of course ent no legal man but I only looking at processes that are devoid of collusion, optimize resources and focus on resolution.

    It would tek men like Mr Caswell Franklyn and Mr Jeff Cumberbatch to leh me know dat um cant wuk AND WHY NOT but I was and am only looking at EQUITY and the administration of JUSTICE in a timely fashion devoid of de stinking collusion dat does obtain in Bulbados.

    Whu you tink of de idea Vincent?

    You going pass it to Mugabe?

    Though, now i tink bout it, Mugabe may not want to have an idea like dat in she manifesto causing instead of 10 years waiting pun specific matters some would be done in a year and she would not lie de outcome heheheheheheheh

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