What Possessed Barbados to Withhold Support for a UN Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons?

Submitted by Mohammed Iqbal Degia

Senator McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Yesterday, July 7th, a majority of the world’s nations voted at the United Nations to approve a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Officially called the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, it aims for the ultimate destruction of all nuclear weapons and the prohibition forever of their use. The treaty will open for signature in September and once fifty countries have signed on, it will enter into force. The negotiations on the treaty had been taking place for many months, culminating this week in New York. The nine nuclear armed countries and some of their allies had boycotted the talks arguing that nuclear weapons were a necessary deterrent required by international security concerns.

Disarmament issues were one of the areas under my portfolio when I represented Barbados at the United Nations and I still have former colleagues from around the world involved in disarmament matters. Some of them posted on social media today expressing their happiness at the successful conclusion of the negotiations and there were even some photos taken of the voting board. The vote had been passed with 122 countries voting in favour, 1 against and 1 abstention. Imagine my shock when I saw nothing next to the name of Barbados. Barbados had chosen not to vote! Yes Barbados had chosen not to join most of the world’s countries in an international effort to rid humanity of a weapon of mass destruction capable of destroying countless people in one strike.

For the life of me, I cannot fathom why Barbados chose not to support the treaty. First, as a small island developing nation we are more vulnerable than most countries to the threats facing the world, whether environmental, economic or security. Any use of a nuclear weapon in our region would devastate us and our neighbours with our small land masses and dependence on the sea around us. Nuclear weapons are an existential threat and as a country we have always opposed them. Why would we suddenly change our stance? Second, this recognition of the severity of the threat posed by nuclear weapons led to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean establishing the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) in the 1960s. The Treaty resulted in the establishment of the world’s first nuclear weapons free zone (NWFZ). Barbados is a party to that Treaty and I fail to grasp how we can adopt an antagonistic position on a universal treaty with similar disarmament intent. Barbados, Dominica and Nicaragua were the only three countries from the 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries party to the Treaty of Tlatelolco to not vote. I am unaware why Dominica and Nicaragua did not vote but what interests me most is ascertaining why Barbados opted to act like it did.

Five years ago in 2012, Barbados also chose to vote in a contrary manner to most of the world. On that occasion it was the UN General Assembly vote on Palestinian statehood, a course of action that lacked in principle and betrayed all the comments successive Barbadian administrations have made about self-determination. While I remain fundamentally opposed to how Barbados voted then and the justification offered by the Prime Minister for its vote was nonsensical, I understood why it was done. The Zionist pressure on his government was not something he of his Foreign Minister could resist, especially when a prominent Christian Zionist holds much sway with their party. Political and economic expediency trumps principle every time when it comes to politicians. On this instance though, I am at a loss to comprehend why Barbados would have a problem with an international treaty banning nuclear weapons.

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134 Comments on “What Possessed Barbados to Withhold Support for a UN Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons?”

  1. chad99999 July 9, 2017 at 9:56 PM #

    Hal Austin

    is, by his own admission, a big CARICOM fan.

    CARICOM has two member states, Guyana and Trinidad, with rapidly growing Hindu and Muslim tribes that in my lifetime have increasingly marginalised the black populations of those two countries. With assistance from CARICOM’s misguided labour-market-integration policies, these tribes are spreading across the entire eastern Caribbean, and in less than 100 years will likely do to Grenada and the rest of the small islands what they have been doing to Guyana and Trinidad.

    Now we know Hal won no prizes in school, and is not the brightest bulb in any room, but if he is so concerned about East Indian domination, why is he supporting CARICOM?

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  2. bajans July 9, 2017 at 10:03 PM #

    @ Dompey

    Go back to sleep in the hospital cupboard. Sympathy for whom, why, when and where? Nonsense!

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  3. Hal Austin July 10, 2017 at 2:33 AM #

    Dumpy,

    Those in the region??? I am a big Caricom fan, and believe that regional unity is our future. I am talking about Radical Islamists out of Pakistan and East Africa.

    @Chad,
    I promise myself not to respond to your semi-literacy, but sometimes you get me so angry I find myself doing so.
    Plse read the above. Where does it say anything about East Indians? Are you opposed to regional or even global unity?
    As to my winning prizes, I have said on a number of occasions that I did not go to school. I get my education from reading BU.
    What I do know, and it is not just a Barbados thing, is that people who go around claiming they won A levels at age 15, have five qualifications, including a PhD, are trying to legitimise their arguments by default. If you are well-informed and can reason you do not have to cite qualifications. Only those unsure of themselves do. Yu still have not responded to requests about your qualifications.
    I worked for a number of years with a number of people and did not know anything about their qualifications. I naturally assumed if people were in certain positions, by merit, then they were qualified. My line manager, for example, went to Eton, Oxford and the London Business School. I knew that because of a profile in the Sunday Times. Decent people do not boast about their education.
    So, when people like you with PhDs in economics and cultural studies and journalism and history and fashion call themselves ‘doctors’ I just smile. Only medical doctors should be allowed to call themselves doctors.
    Wear your qualifications and knowledge lightly. By the way, in my time as a youngster, there were scholarships to go from primary school to the leading Secondary schools.

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  4. Hal Austin July 10, 2017 at 3:04 AM #

    It takes a certain amount of savagery to pour scorn on the death of a public servant, whatever your opinion of him, even before he is buried, without taking in to consideration the pain of the bereaved. But this is Barbados, were barbarism is often seen as being frank and outspoken.

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  5. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 4:05 AM #

    Yes Dompey…the indian population is predisposed to strokes and heart attacks at an early age because of their genetic narrowing of their arteries, even if they are half-Indians this happens. .

    And free, regular doses of Viagra and Cialis dont help such conditions either, but would exacerbate such conditions….

    …..it may have happened before, but this is the first time I am hearing of someone suffering a heart attack, after having prostate surgery, so there had to be underlying problems,.

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  6. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 4:12 AM #

    Hal……ya wanted Leacock gone, he is gone, what’s the difference whether through deportation, firing or death, he is gone…, ya can’t have it both ways…or all three ways…only one.

    I would not even pretend to be a hypocrite, it’s unattractive and unintelligent.

    Here is hoping the next DPP is not immersed in controversy and corruption.

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  7. Hal Austin July 10, 2017 at 5:03 AM #

    Well Well,
    I would normally ignore you, but your claim that I wanted the late DPP ‘gone’ is another fiction that is prevalent in this forum. I have never said that I wanted him ‘gone’ or ‘come’ – we have had this discussion before.
    My references to him were two: that he was Guyana-born, which unthinking people interpreted as being anti-Guyanese, and my questioning of some of his decisions (along with the attorney general’s).
    That he was Guyana-born is a statement of fact; that a number of his decisions, or decisions for which he was accountable, were unjust and from my experience and qualifications I am qualified to make.
    In any case, within hours of his death is not the time to talk of him having ‘gone’, such behaviour is savage, barbaric, uncouth. Decent behaviour tells you that our condolences should go immediately to his relatives and friends, and any criticisms we have of his work should come some time later.
    That is how civilised people behave. I constantly forget that this is Barbados and the normal rules of civility do not apply. Hold your head in shame.

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  8. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 5:16 AM #

    No…you hold your head in shame Hal…

    “and my questioning of some of his decisions (along with the attorney general’s).”

    ..and despite all of that you wanted Leacock to remain as DPP at taxpayer’s expense…..for another 9 years, so you can bitch, moan and whine about his very existence….and being Guyanese….while his bad decisions cost other people their lives, freedom and allow real criminals to get away with murders, thefts, frauds, lies and deceit because of their connections to him and their standing in society….shame on you hypocrite.

    …and despite all of the incompetence, lack of intelligence and lack of any real work ethic being displayed by the attorney general…you want him to remain as attorney at taxpayer’s expense for another 5 years….so you can bitch, moan and groan incessantly….about his non performance.

    Shame on you, you cannot shame me….I prefer see them gone, one way or the next.

    I am not sentimental about hypocrisy.

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  9. Chad99999 July 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM #

    Hal A

    Try to bring an ounce of integrity to your role on this blog.

    I’ve been offering comments here, on and off, for several years. The question of my credentials only came up this month because you attacked me for being hostile to Dr. Ronnie, and suggested I was “envious” of his qualifications.

    You said:

    ” I am still at a lost [sic] as to why you are so hostile to Ronnie and his proposals. @Chad, your bitterness is showing. Are you envious of his level of education?”

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  10. Bush Tea July 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM #

    @ Hal
    That he was Guyana-born is a statement of fact; that a number of his decisions, or decisions for which he was accountable, were unjust and from my experience and qualifications I am qualified to make.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Bushie takes it then that you have no fundamental issues with Pachamama’s assessment of you as the “ugly, big-headed man from London”?

    … or do you dispute these as statements of fact?
    ha ha ha

    As to Leacock, it is not true to say that anyone is cussing the dead…
    We have been cussing his donkey on BU for YEARS….
    It is not our fault that he gone and dead…!!!
    ….and the reasons for cussing him have only gotten worse..

    Bajans are such brass bowls saps that Karma had to take control,… as she did with Thompson, Tom and many others.

    The coming months and years should be called “karma-mania”….

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  11. Bush Tea July 10, 2017 at 7:13 AM #

    Get a life Chad!!
    Obviously people like Carl Moore and Hal only want your personal details so that they can contact you privately and look for favours – or failing that, to launch into personal and family insults to make up for their lack of logical substance.

    At least, in Hal’s case, he does have the knack of asking some good questions. Unfortunately he is piss poor at ANSWERING questions …and even at realising that fact.

    Carl Moore, on the other hand, is piss poor at everything. Alway has been…
    Indeed he only came to prominence because, when compared to his famous cousin ‘Ossie’, everyone was so impressed that he could actually complete class 4.
    ha ha ha

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  12. Vincent Haynes July 10, 2017 at 7:45 AM #

    Hmmm…..in the 1860s many Bimmers went to British Guiana spawning such progeny as Burnham,Green and I wonder if Leacock was one of them…..thats a good old fashioned Bimmer name……he would have in essence returned to practise in the land of his fore fathers……He was a true Pelau with many tribal mixtures.

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  13. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM #

    ..at least we dont have to hear any more the Guyanese born DPP from Hal.

    am sure Leacock must be singing halleuah he dont have to read it anymore.

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  14. Artax July 10, 2017 at 8:10 AM #

    Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 9, 2017 at 3:34 AM #

    “………. 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.”

    @ WW&C

    Sabina Walcott-Denny is much more qualified for the post as BRA’s Revenue Commissioner than Margaret Sivers and many of the former Inland Revenue officers preferred to be transferred to other departments than to work with Sivers. Hence, the reason why the BRA has many officers without any substantial experience in taxes dealing with taxation issues.

    Unfortunately, Vernese Brathwaite’s demise came when he sought to perform her duties as Deputy Supervisor of Insurance relative to CLICO’s unauthorized sale of insurance policies.

    Recall, in a letter dated June 1, 2010 Brathwaite filed a complaint urging the POLICE to PROBE the sale of 800-odd life policies by CIL despite a PROHIBITION ORDER from her department.

    According to an article written by Tim Slinger, in the February 22, 2012 edition of the “Midweek Nation”, official police sources told the Nation newspaper that after “several months of investigation that led the Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin to refer the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock”, former executive chairman of CLICO Holdings (Barbados) Limited, Leroy Parris, and Terrence Thornhill, have been charged under Section 185 of the Insurance Act, Cap 130, for CONTRAVENING an order by the Supervisor of Insurance, which prohibited CIL from selling new business.

    Brathwaite was subsequently sent on leave for exposing the CLICO scam………

    …………..but “all’s well that ends well,” she is still being paid for the past 7 years because (if I may borrow the phrase from Carson C. Cadogan) “the crooked, corrupt Democratic Labour Party” did not have any LEGITIMATE REASON to terminate her services.

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  15. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 8:33 AM #

    ART…what you posted just compounds that our energies are to be used to expose all of the demons, that namby pamby charge should have had fraud charges added to it and all immediately arrested, the insurance executives led by Parris deceived 60, 70, 80 and 90 year old senior citizens into purchasing illegal policies, a clear case of fraud.

    the DPP had sufficient evidence and procedural power to do so, he has remanded for years and prosecuted people on less.

    To add insult to injury, the taxpayers are now the ones footing this multi million bill of paying CLICO policyholders, those still alive, for their loss.

    who will repay the taxpayers.

    and the fraud Carson is too ashamed to show his face.

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  16. Talking Loud Saying Nothing July 10, 2017 at 2:28 PM #

    @ Hal,

    I am puzzled. It is clear to me that your writings are based on observation and the knowledge that you have acquired over a number of years. Yet there are many on here who have no interest in taking you seriously. Keep up the good work.

    Who would have thought that the selling of Bush meat and “Bush Tea” would become common place in the UK; and that FGM would be practised within the UK; and that the trafficking of impoverished eastern Europeans into prostitution would curtail the trade for English prostitutes.

    Who would believe that UK Muslims were given a green light over a period of several decades to systematically sexually exploit, drug and abuse thousands of British girls openly without a reaction from the authorities. The back log of cases that will be going to court are eye watering.

    The British have a host of demons that they have to deal with. However it has become apparent that irrespective of which government has been in power that they have hopelessly underestimated the negative impact of certain nationalities and the destruction that that they have brought.

    Interesting how this writer ( i am not certain if he is a Muslim) is pushing a Muslim agenda. I say beware of Trojan horses.

    By the way Hal have you seen this story:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40555639

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  17. Hal Austin July 10, 2017 at 2:41 PM #

    Thanks, Talking Loud,

    I have seen reports on this silly woman. It is defiance from a certain sector of British society, prepared to pick fights with black people, but daren’t say the same about Muslims.
    As to people not taking me seriously in the forum, that is fine. Even in my home they do not take me seriously.
    Your point about pushing a Muslim agenda is absolutely right. Just read the diatribe. Why they should want Barbados to become involved in the Palestinian is beyond me.
    But listen carefully to the language: they have no complaints about how they are treated in Barbados, but we are at fault at not joining the Jihadist bandwagon.
    In the not too distant future Bajans will wake up to the threat. Britain has been trapped by its liberal democracy, and now Sweden, France has 20 per cent of Europe’s Muslim and look at the crisis they are having.
    I am not saying all Muslims are would-be terrorists, but as a nation we must take precautionary steps to make sure they do not become so on our island. We are not.

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  18. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 3:29 PM #

    ..the british are a host of demons and what is happening in UK enriches the same britsh…hence the green light…

    ….it is called modern day slavery, it has happened before, arabs enslaving white girls, it cyclical…nothing new or heart stopping.

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  19. If You Dont Like It Lump It July 10, 2017 at 6:23 PM #

    People like Hal Austin and Talking Loud are relics that nobody with a brain does pays any attention to what they are saying. They moan and shout about all the people they hate who they think will take over while most of the world progresses. If wunna don’t like it, lump it. You can’t do anything to stem the tide of progress. Suck it up because minorities will continue to rise and play influential roles. It must really hurt you Hal that London has a Muslim mayor and that a Muslim won the match for England against South Africa yesterday. And you can’t do anything about it except go on social media and bitch and whinge like the old dinosaur you are. HAHAHAHA. Keep repeating the lies and stories that white racists does sell to house negroes like you. Most of the world don’t fall for it like you backwards fools. HAHAHAHA. You and Talking Loud like you all in some competition to see who can more firmly attach wunna lips to Katie Hopkins white behind. HAHAHAHA

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  20. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 7:17 PM #

    lol..

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  21. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 4:03 AM #

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/07/10/leacocks-passing-leaves-a-void-former-colleagues/

    And after all the glowing tributes to Leacock……..

    ……..presently, in the briber’s community where the supreme court has been compromised for 20 years, there is great weeping and wailing as the bribers have lost their protector……..

    …..hopefully a new DPP will not be swayed, bribed and corrupted to protect the criminal element in the society that are considered and consider themselves the selected few who are above the law, untouchable and who suffer no consequences on the island for their 20 years of criminal activities.

    A new DPP will have to be watched very carefully, since I am told efforts are already on the way to keep things as they are, despite the newly deceased DPP, still being above ground.

    They cant even wait until the man is buried.

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  22. Hal Austin July 11, 2017 at 6:20 AM #

    If You Don’t Like It,

    Thanks for confirming what I have been saying, the long-term goals of what you call ‘minorities’. You also call it ‘progress’ but did not say for whom?
    If your boasting does not spell it out to Bajans, then it cannot be plainer.
    @David, are you reading this comments?

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  23. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 10:31 AM #

    Sigh….,,

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  24. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 10:59 AM #

    Hal….you are a very dangerous, destructive house negro and totally untrustworthy.

    Make some peace with your maker before you leave this earth.

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  25. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 11:30 AM #

    @Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 10, 2017 at 4:05 AM “this is the first time I am hearing of someone suffering a heart attack, after having prostate surgery, so there had to be underlying problems.”

    Heart attacks after surgery, any kind of surgery are a known risk, albeit a small risk. The risk is low, but it is not zero. I have had surgery twice, once when i was 36 and again at 63. In each case I was carefully questioned, and needed to respond in writing about any history of heart disease or stroke in the family. In each case even though the surgeries were described as moderate–that is not a heart or kidney transplant, not a hip replacement–the doctors were careful to advise me that there is no such thing as “minor surgery” that all surgery carries risks. In each case I was discharged within 24 hours, and back to my usual activities within 96 hours. Surgery with general anesthesia on Thursday afternoon, back to work on Monday morning. But there is no history of early heart disease or stroke in my family, all 4 grandparents lived past the age of 72, both parents lived past the age of 85, several siblings who are past 75 and in good health.

    So I may be around to torment various members the BU “family” for a while yet.

    But heart attacks or stroke after surgery are not unknown. It would be interesting to find out how how the DPP’s grandparents were when they died, how old his parents were, and whether any of his siblings died before the age of 70.

    Biology is destiny.

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  26. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 11:39 AM #

    If the American doctors did not take a very, very careful family history then his family should sue the Americans.

    I must say this for the UWI trained doctors. They do take very, very careful family histories.

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  27. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 11:52 AM #

    @Hal Austin July 10, 2017 at 2:33 AM “My line manager, for example, went to Eton, Oxford and the London Business School… when people like you with PhDs in economics and cultural studies and journalism and history and fashion call themselves ‘doctors’ I just smile. Only medical doctors should be allowed to call themselves doctors.”

    So how come the folks at Eaton call themselves Dr.
    http://www.etoncollege.com/GoverningBody.aspx
    and no doubt the folks at Oxford and the London Business School do the same. I mean chad99999 is no friend of mine, but leave the man alone nuh.

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  28. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

    @Pachamama July 8, 2017 at 1:36 PM “Before bulling Barack Obama.”

    A Simple Response: Don’t tell lies on my man.

    @Pachamama July 8, 2017 at 1:36 PM “It is merely a food. A way of tefffing money from health care, and other human needs. A con game.”

    A Simple Response: I agree with you here.

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  29. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 12:08 PM #

    @Hal Austin July 10, 2017 at 5:03 AM “That he was Guyana-born is a statement of fact; that a number of his decisions, or decisions for which he was accountable, were unjust and from my experience and qualifications I am qualified to make. In any case, within hours of his death is not the time to talk of him having ‘gone’, such behaviour is savage, barbaric, uncouth. Decent behaviour tells you that our condolences should go immediately to his relatives and friends, and any criticisms we have of his work should come some time later.”

    So you felt at liberty to savage the man when he was living “that a number of his decisions, or decisions for which he was accountable, were unjust” and now that he is dead and others criticize him you call those others savage, and hold yourself up as civilized?

    What a joker.

    No wonder wunna Christian English people felt at ease praising God even while practising slavery.

    Buncha jokers.

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  30. Hal Austin July 11, 2017 at 12:13 PM #

    Simple Simon,

    When and where did I ‘savage’ the late DPP?

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  31. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 12:22 PM #

    @Hal Austin July 10, 2017 at 2:41 PM “France has 20 per cent of Europe’s Muslim and look at the crisis they are having.”

    If you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind.

    Ask the French what they did in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Haiti, St. Lucia, Dominica,Martinique, Guadaloupe, etc, etc. All I can say is that the French are damn lucky that the people whom they oppressed did not respond violently long before this.

    As Bushie would not say karma is a b!tch.

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  32. David July 11, 2017 at 12:25 PM #

    A better example is Haiti.

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  33. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 12:27 PM #

    @Hal Austin July 11, 2017 at 12:13 PM “When and where did I ‘savage’ the late DPP?”

    In the same way you savaged the “vermious Chinese.”

    In the same way Enoch Powell savaged my brother and my sisters, and you. Powell did not call Hal Austin by name but everybody heard the racist dog whistle of my siblings and Hal are savage West Indians who will cause the English gutters to run with English blood.

    In the same way Goebbels savaged the Jews, the homosexuals, and the indigenous European people mis-called gypsies.

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  34. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 12:52 PM #

    Simple…I have since learned that the anesthetic may have played a part in the heart attack, a very low risk as you said, but unfortunately, likely to happen nonetheless, to anyone…

    …..I understand it was a Dr. Patel who was the doctor, well renowned, there should have been no reason not to take a thorough history before prepping, that is usually what all doctors do.

    I have suffered a serious, according to my family, adverse effect from 2 surgeries and the use of anesthesia. ….massive snoring. …that is according to my family. It can affect different people in different ways…..family history and biology is very important….a histiry of strokes and heart attacks must be known.

    According to what I was told, there may be no grounds for a lawsuit.

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  35. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 1:04 PM #

    And that Hal never gave anyone a chance to say how they felt about the loss to the Leacock family, he knew he had a guilty conscience so he jumped right in to accuse others for speaking their minds..

    …. of course we know the family has suffered a loss and are negatively imapacted emotionally, of course we know they have to go through the grieving process, whether we say good or bad, or be a hypocrite like Hal…… no one is that insensitive, but Hal’s guilty conscience got the better of him.

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  36. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 1:27 PM #

    Heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, dangerous bleeding, and other adverse sequelae to either the anesthesia or the surgery do occur in a tiny fraction of patients.

    Deep vein thrombosis occurred in one of my relatives a few days after the surgery. The patient was completely unaware, that is could not feel the massive swelling. As the swelling occurred in between medical/nursing rounds and the patient was covered with a sheet the hospital did not immediately notice it. When a visiting relative noticed the swelling it was treated as the medical emergency that it was, the patient was treated and survived for many , many more years.

    It is important that both the medical staff, and the patient’s family keep a sharp eye on the patient in the days immediately following the surgery. The more eyes there are to watch the patient the better.

    So it is important that family visit and build a mutually respectful relationship with the medical /nursing staff.

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  37. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 1:36 PM #

    It’s also worth mentioning that surgeons never perform surgeries, no matter how noninvasive, unless they have the patient’s previous medical reports including medical history from the referring doctor….not to mention the 1000 questions an anesthesiologist, more often than not the one who will monitor the procedure…… asks you the patient prior to surgery.

    This appears to be a one off unfortunate incident,

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  38. millertheanunnaki July 11, 2017 at 1:36 PM #

    @ Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 12:08 PM
    “So you felt at liberty to savage the man when he was living “that a number of his decisions, or decisions for which he was accountable, were unjust” and now that he is dead and others criticize him you call those others savage, and hold yourself up as civilized?
    What a joker.
    No wonder wunna Christian English people felt at ease praising God even while practising slavery.”

    Hal Austin, despite adopting his slave master’s name, could never be called a “Christian English” person.

    Not according to his line of reasoning for ascribing nationality or ethnicity.

    In the mirrored view of Hal, the Bajan-born British high-flying journalist, the recently departed “Guyanese-born” DPP (despite his Bajan ancestry and long length of residency) could never be seen as or qualified as a ‘Barbadian’.

    For that matter, neither could those “Muslim” Indians down Kensington New Road despite many of them are born Bajans but all potential jihadists.

    Hal Austin is a hypocrite and bogus make-believe intellectual who doesn’t know the difference between his Christian donkey and his English ass.

    Just another Bajan-bred poor-great pompous jump-up of West Indian descent who just happens to be another nondescript black immigrant living among those whom Samuel Selvon described as the “Lonely Londoners”.

    What a bloody letdown to St. Giles, if not Combermere!

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  39. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 1:45 PM #

    @Hal Austin July 9, 2017 at 12:35 PM “We now have caste issues in the UK, which we did not have in the 1970s, for example, along with all the other problems.”

    Who is this “we” that we speak of?

    There have ALWAYS been caste issues in the U.K. The British may choose to call is class, or may choose not to speak of it in the presence of outsiders like Hal Austin, but the stratification by social class has always been there.

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  40. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 2:26 PM #

    Hal is truly frightening.

    That horrible brainwashed mentality has to be completely eradicated, but it will take at least 75 years of complete cleansing to be gone…it is generational..

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  41. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 2:47 PM #

    Just imagine, as a black man from the Caribbean in the UK, Hal would have suffered race hatred, discrimination, viciousness and all manner of terrorism by WHITE british people from 60s to present, but yet he can never bring himself to acknowledge that the UK have been terrorists for centuries, enslaving, stealing from, lying to and brutalizing his black brothers and sisters for centuries, that the brits created the terrorism in the middle east and are responsible for all that he is complaining about in UK, that the brits created that nasty Indian caste system….

    In true stockholm syndrome style, Hal now sees his tormentors, the true terrorists…., as his equals…..and he attacks muslims who learned the art of terrorism from the brits, much more refined from their own level of savagery centuries ago……..that is frightening.

    I wont even bother to mention to Hal who the countries are that sell the bombs, guns, planes ammunitions and chemical weapons that reaches the hands of his hated muslims.

    I was on facebook cussing some white Canadians recently, long story, they were cussing me back too, equality….however, I pointed out that….

    Racism also = terrorism…

    That ended the argument, because it appears that no one had the balls to tell UK, US and Canada that their 500 year old racist practices against Africans, their descendants and others is TERRORISM….they are the real terrorists.

    Only one dude was so pissed he came back with a big F U…lol

    Anyhow….the Hal generation have managed to turn the story upside down so as not to deal with reality and Hal is busy trying to rewrite Caribbean history to match his crazy shit.

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  42. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 3:12 PM #

    Hal has said in another blog a few week ago that the British “saved” him; [I am uncertain what he needed saving from, and why unlike millions of Barbadians he was unable to pull himself up by his own bootstraps] and hal has said on another blog recently that the British are “very kind”

    He seems unable to comprehend that that was not most people’s experience of British colonialism

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  43. Simple Simon July 11, 2017 at 3:21 PM #

    Ask the aboriginal peoples of the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Ask the people’s of the West African coasts, ask the people of India, ask the peoples of many, many other places how they feel about British salvation, how they feel about British salvation about British kindness?

    Ask my own brother who as a young migrant to England was beaten up for being black, for being Caribbean, for being an immigrant, for speaking English “funny”. My brother is not yet dead hal, he is not yet demented, he had to flee British racism, even though as he child he like Hal would have joyfully sung “Rule Brittania…” only to discover on arrival in England that he was not English, that he was a nigger, that he was a perceived threat to England and Englishness, a person whom immediately on seeing him felt that he had come to spill British blood.

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  44. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM #

    Stockholm Syndrome Simple….the Brits were so broke after world wars they would have opened their doors to any and all and did for cheap labor, particularly to Caribbean blacks, all of whom still had brit citizenship in the 40s, 50s and 60s,, but suffered horrible racism and violence in the UK….and as soon as the british economy started to thrive and Barbados became independent, those blacks like Hal had to reapply for british citizenship …more torment.

    After centuries of practice, the brits stillhave a knackfor making Hal`s generation believe that they saved black people from a fate worst than death, that they are the kindest most generous people whoever walked the earth and righteous and innocent to boot and many blacks still get sucked into that fraud.

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  45. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

    But my generation sees the brits exactly as what they are…. savages, brutal thieves, liars, murderers, racists, terrorists, opportunists and frauds who have haunted and terrorized the earth for centuries.

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  46. Hal Austin July 11, 2017 at 4:17 PM #

    Well well,

    I am sorry for all the hurt I have caused you; for depriving you of your civility, for making you a demented, transgender swine, plse forgive me. It was not intentional.
    It was not intended, but you are clearly still upset that my name easily flows off your ageing tongue; may you find peace and good fortune and your bitterness and mental imbalance are mended and that you have joy, if not in this life, then in a life to come.
    I fully accept blame for all the misfortunes in your sad life.

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  47. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 4:18 PM #

    But dont expect Hal to understand any of that or sympathize with your brothers horrific experience of british terrorism, he is numb, he cant feel anything.

    had it not been for Jamaicans who migrated to UK, the hooligans called the Teddyboys would have murdered every West Indian in the UK….your brother would know of the violent, racist Teddyboys of London.

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  48. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 4:20 PM #

    lol……Hal what happen…did i hit a nerve,the truth hurts dont it…lol

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  49. Vincent Haynes July 11, 2017 at 5:01 PM #

    We too like to paint everything and everybody with the same brush,be it black,white,pink or purple……makes no difference.

    One shoe does not fit all in respect to the britishers of the 50s&60s,the Bimmers of today nor the muslims.Islamists/Hindus/etc….

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  50. bajans July 11, 2017 at 5:32 PM #

    Well Well, you are so correct. My friend who went to England in the late fifties credits his life to the Jamaicans. He said they did not care if the person was African, Indian or other West Indian. If there were Teddyboys around, the Jamaicans would face them off. They would walk people home and eventually the teddyboys became afraid of Jamaicans who used to beat them to a pulp. He said when people asked him where he came from he told them JAMAICA and they would take two steps back, nobody messed with Jamaicans. My friend is Bajan.

    Hal lives in a fools paradise.

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  51. Talking Loud Saying Nothing July 11, 2017 at 5:51 PM #

    Hal Austin may be a nasty piece of work in the eyes of many BU bloggers. But who is doing more damage to Barbados? Is it the aforementioned Hal Austin or is it Mr Stuart? Leave Hal on the waste heap and target those individuals who are in a position of leadership and who have failed miserably in the running of Barbados.

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  52. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 7:35 PM #

    Bajans…those like Hal now and then need a sharp, cold reminder of their reality and history so they dont successfully pass on their adopted lies, fantasy and propaganda to the next generation of gullible young people who are likely to believe all that british themed hogwash..

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  53. chad99999 July 12, 2017 at 11:19 AM #

    During the post war decades, many Bajan men worked in other Caribbean islands, and fathered children all over the region.

    All of these children are Barbadian if they choose to claim citizenship, so to say someone is “born in Guyana” or whatever, is not to say much.

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  54. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 12, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

    …i keep telling Hal that, but him and many other bajans love to denigrate other Caribbean people`s citizenship or ancestry, despite ALL passports saying…CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY.

    i was on a plane flying out of Pearson and this bajan woman was loudly telling a citizen of Barbados with whom she attended school as a small child..but you den born in Grenada….like if that made any difference, both black, both born in the Caribbean…

    everyone who heard rolled their eyes….it was so backward, so repugnant, so chilling….lol

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  55. Vincent Haynes July 12, 2017 at 12:29 PM #

    Good start with the understanding of our fellow Caribbean islanders of whom I am descended from.

    ……now lets realise that every Britisher back in the 50’s and up to now in the 2000’s were not all racists as I,my Brother,my Uncle and my many cousins of all skintones and eye colours can attest to.

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  56. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 12, 2017 at 12:49 PM #

    Vincent…it`s the racist terrorists, their ancestors and descendants that matter…they are very much active and still as destructive today as they were centuries ago, even more dangerous in that their terrorists practices are more refined and hidden, only now and then they slip up.

    google the Tory MP who referred to niggas in the woodpile which had nothing to do with the topic in parliament re Brexit.

    she was suspended, but should have been fired, so dont fool yourself, racist terrorists are very real and in control, they must be exposed and weakened.

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  57. Simple Simon July 12, 2017 at 1:46 PM #

    @Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 11, 2017 at 4:05 PM “But my generation sees the brits exactly as what they are…. savages, brutal thieves, liars, murderers, racists, terrorists, opportunists and frauds who have haunted and terrorized the earth for centuries.”

    You forgot to add rapists.

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  58. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger July 12, 2017 at 4:56 PM #

    lol…Simple ya right…rapists/pedophiles…the british are decidedly brutish and brutal rapists of black people, none were safe, neither man, woman nor child.

    ..there was just an article on the former beast president of US Thomas Jefferson for his rape and impregnation of black underage slave girls in his time for breeding purposes, he was even aware that centuries later his and the US` vile actions against black people would be called to account, he wrote a book on it…

    …there is a movement ahead to stop celebrating the lives of these brutal, savage animals in the US. whites have helped by documenting and photographing for their own sick pleasure, every evil crime they committed against blacks.

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  59. Hal Austin July 15, 2017 at 8:08 AM #

    I see the head of Elegant Hotels is confirming what I have said about work permits – they are a scam. Out of 1100 workers he has two people on work permits, and they are providing specialist services.

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