The Next FIFTY YEARS of PRIDE and INDUSTRY!

Introduction

Elton ‘Elombe’ Mottley

As we celebrated our 50th Anniversary, the question came to my mind about where will we be in the next 50 years? Even tho I ask myself this question, I am not expecting that my imagination can provide you with concrete images of what that culture will be. I don’t intend to even try, but what I would like to do is offer you a framework of ideas to consider.

Barbados is an island of 166 square miles sitting in the middle of a sea with our nearest neighbour 100 miles away. We are not on the beaten path. Any one coming to Barbados has to have a purpose. Can we create a purpose or several purposes to make it worth the while for people from wherever to step off that beaten path and fly or sail to Barbados? When they do, how can we persuade them to pay us for that privilege? What do we as Bajans have that has the power to make Barbados such a desirable destination?

Let us look at what we have that we think are unique:

  • Our beaches. Not at all unique. Everybody got beaches. But if they come our beaches are a bonus not a reason.
  • Our weather. Not unique either. Everybody got weather. But if they come our weather is a bonus not a reason.
  • Our environment. Not unique either. Everybody got environment, some with rivers, trees, pristine agricultural lands, golf courses. But if they come our pristine environment is a bonus not a reason.
  • Our people. Not unique either. Everybody got people. But if they come we must be the reason not a bonus.

What do we have that would create the reason and desire for visitors to step off the beaten track?

There was a time when cricket attracted the world because of the quality of our cricketers. In 1966, we had 10 players in the West Indies Test Team. We played cricket between houses, on raw ground, and on hillsides where the umpire had to tell the batsman that the bowler was coming up. The game has changed but have we changed? Partially. Franklyn Stevenson is showing one way it is done with his cricket school.

In order to survive as an independent country, we must sell the world

  • The pleasure of knowledge, health, caring, happiness and blissfulness by creating a desire for non Bajans to want to remain or go and come back again, and again. We will rent them that time to be with us. That rental is a combination of accommodation, food, transportation, entertainment and service. We must be the landlords.
  • Barbados as the center of education and health across the internet to the world – websites mastering social media as businesses to sell Barbados as the center of Education. ( e.g. Airbnb)

Barbados must develop the reputation across the Caribbean as having the best education and health systems in the Caribbean. If it isn’t so, let us make it so. Our goal is to market Barbados as BARBADOSThe CENTER for EDUCATION in the Americas.

EDUCATION INDUSTRY

BARBADOS – The CENTER for EDUCATION

UNIVERITIES

Our goal should be to have 10-15 Universities based in Barbados by 2025. A major part of this number should be Medical, Law, and Religious Universities.

MEDICAL SCHOOLS

  • When the new hospital is built, it will continue to have a relationship with UWI – Cave Hill.
  • The Old (60 year) Queen Elizabeth Hospital should be leased to one of the Medical Schools to be refurbished and used as a teaching hospital and school.
  • The Old General Hospital on Jemmott’s Lane should also be leased to another Medical School.
  • St Joseph Hospital in St Peter should also be leased to another Medical School.
  • The Psychiatric Hospital (Jenkins, Black Rock) occupies 25 acres and can also be leased to a Medical School. Modern Psychiatric centres should be established for psychiatric patients across the island. Alternately, this facility because of its location could be used as the location for the new National General Hospital with enough space to expand the UWI Medical School (Including nursing). UWI would most likely to get accreditation, a very important status for Caribbean Medical Schools – technicians, veterinary medicine, pharmaceutics, medical sciences, etc.

RELIGIOUS COLLEGES

  • Codrington College (600+ acres) should be developed into the Barbados International Spiritual University. It has already expanded as a University of Christian Thought by training members of other Christian churches.
  • Inviting the Chinese to establish and build a Confucius Institute to teach Chinese religions and philosophical thought and language.(Already being built at UWI- Cave Hill Campus.)
  • Inviting the Japanese/South Korea similarly establish a Buddhist, Zen, South Asian Religious College.
  • Inviting Saudis and Iranians to build Islamic Colleges.
  • Invite the International Jewish community to build a Centre for Jewish Studies especially recognizing the first Jewish Synagogue in the Americas in Bridgetown.
  • Inviting India to construct a Hindu College as well as other Indian religions.
  • Invite Nigeria and other African States to build an African Religions Centre to study African traditional religions and religious thought.

BARBADOS UNIVERSITY

1. COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Extended training in the Fine Arts –

o Animation

o Art

o Design

o Music

o Dance

o Theatre

o Film Production

o Fashion

o Web design

o Critical analysis

· Accounting

· Management

· Project Management

· Other traditional areas

SAMUEL JACKMAN PRESCOD POLYTECHNIC

  • Extended training of Craftsmen in joinery and reproduction of Bajan furniture for export.
  • All students in wood-working stream would be required to individually or as teams reproduce a piece of traditional furniture, or sets in order to graduate.
  • Training of wide range of technical graduates in maintenance and construction.
  • Medical technologists and maintenance of highly sophisticated technologies.

ERDISTON TEACHERS COLLEGE

  • Training is use of new technologies
  • Training how to use of proverbs to establish values

PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Barbados has had a number of private secondary schools for over 70 years viz.

The Barbados Academy, The Modern High School, The Federal High School, Mapp’s High School, St Winnifred’s High School, St Cyprian’s, (Green) Lynch’s Secondary, St Ursula’s Secondary, The Co-operative High School, Seventh Day Adventist High School, Callender’s High School, Metropolitan High School, Christ Church High School, and Codrington High School.

  • Barbados should encourage the use of many of the old plantation estates to establish private accredited high schools with or without boarding for local and foreign students to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
  • Provide access to foreign students thru accredited schools, especially South and Central American students to access our High Schools so as to be immersed in English while boarding at former South Coast hotels converted into hostels.

SPORTS AND LIFE STYLE INSTITUTES

  • Education opportunities – coaching in sports, health farms, health spas and related rehabilitation services to develop talents of Bajans
  • Develop support services such as volunteers for the development of Sports in Primary, Secondary and National meetings.
  • UWI and its Institutes must conduct research aimed at encouraging new businesses that can be developed on the internet, in marketing of our music, artistic and cultural industries outlining the types of jobs and services required and existing Worldwide. This would include festivals that could hire our artistes to perform as professionals during the summer and fall. We need to capitalize on the Rhianna Effect.
  • Barbadians should also be encouraged to develop and practice the art of Sticklicking and Road Tennis.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE AND GENERAL NATIONAL EDUCATION

  • To strengthen the moral authority and respect for people, Barbadian students should be taught proverbs as training tools from preschool to the end of their secondary schooling.
  • NIFCA – the platform for exposing our youth to the arts, should emphasize its developmental role by establishing competition first at all primary schools where other students, teachers, family and friends could see their children’s works.
  • The winners in each category will go to the Parish level where they compete again and the winners next to the National Level. This process would also allow parents and friends to once again follow the children’s work and successes at all levels.
  • The finals would consist of those winners from the Parish level.
  • Parents and teachers would be encouraged to be judges alongside National judges who in their deliberations would raise the knowledge base of the parents, friends and the community at large thru the discussions.
  • The establishment of a series of voluntary National Orchestras and choirs to perform in public regularly at the National Bandstands – The Hastings Rocks, The Bay Street Esplanade, Queen’s Park, George V Park, Speightstown Esplanade and other areas. The purpose is to re-develop a solid heritage of musicians to enhance the quality of life in Barbados. We did it all before with Church Choirs and Village Choirs.

LANDSHIP

One of the critical requirements for Bajans is the need to strengthen our own self-awareness and self-esteem of what and who is a Bajan. The Barbados Landship Movement is unique to Barbados and gives us the singular identity second to none. The survival of the Landship Movement must be part of our National Identity. Without it we have a face without a nose.

The only country that has a Landship Movement is Barbados. Landship for adults will die out because most of the communal conditions e.g. savings and burial benefits have been replaced by National Insurance and individual insurance. This unique Bajan indigenous institution should not be allowed to die. It must be recreated and reimaged as an organization in Primary Schools to inculcate several traditional values from the Original Landship plus. We had no qualms of introducing Boy Schools, Girl Guides, Church Lad Brigades, Mother Unions and Cadet Corps because it was mandated by the British Government. All of these organizations required discipline, cooperation, and development of leadership skills

The Landship Movement should be converted into a youth movement like the Boy Scouts or Girl Guides or cadets to maintain this unique aspect of Bajan Culture. These youth Landships would become crucibles of this traditional dance and its musical heritage. Competitions with each other in a series of categories will be organized annually.

The former Barbados National Bank, now Republic Bank, had developed a business program for students that can be incorporated into this Landship Movement. This program can be used to teach money management and savings culture.

CARTS CULTURE

Over the years, Bajans developed a series of carts to move goods and provide services to each other. When compared with Caribbean Islands, the Bajan carts are unique in their design and use. Some of these carts should be adapted and used to provide modern day services while maintaining and projecting our unique heritage. These carts can be decorated and painted to capture individuality of the vendor.

  • Donkey Cart taxis to move visitors from Cruise Ships to Bridgetown and around Resort Areas like St Lawrence Gap, Holetown and Speightstown
  • Bread Carts can be converted to serve hot or cold foods at temporary roadside locations.
  • Rumshops recreated as restaurants serving indigenous food as cuisine with appropriate training available.
  • Snowball Carts selling Bajan ices with locally made fruit juices – Bajan Cherry, Bajan shaddock, Sugar apple, Golden Apple, Packaged Sucking Cane (made from earlier soft varieties), Sea Grape, Guava, Gooseberries, et al
  • Luncheon Carts for food
  • Coconut Carts

MASTER CRAFTSMEN OF BARBADOS

Furniture

There is no doubt that furniture craftsmen/joiners of the past have produced a fantastic array of unique designs. Let us imbue that furniture with the prestige that it deserves`. The palaces/warehouses that some of this furniture is located are

  • Government House, St Michael
  • Ilaro Court, St Michael
  • The Barbados Museum, St Michael
  • Grantley Adams House –Tyrol Cot, Spooners Hill, St Michael
  • The Barbados National Trust Headquarters – Wildey Great House, St Michael
  • Keith Melville’s Sunbury Plantation House, St Phillip

There are many other collections across Barbados that can be used to earn income for the owners as well as for the country.

Training of persons to produce reproductions should follow the same path as training artistes for all types of endeavours – art, music, dance, writing, programing, etc. All Wood Working graduates should be required to reproduce a piece of this furniture in order to graduate. Do it once, do it again! On visits to these locations there are signs indicating cost of item plus shipping costs to rest of the world. Exactly what fine artists do. All art work would be signed and certified as authentic reproductions by a special Reproductions Standard Institute. Marketing will be thru Internet web sites using National ID Codes.

Why are there no tours of Government House? Or Ilaro Court?

  • Bajan Furniture galleries where signed reproductions are also marketed and sold with short histories.

· Chattel houses should be used for restaurants, boutiques especially in the growth areas of St Phillip, St John, St Peter and St Lucy.

·

Each area needs to be given prestige thru media and the internet coverage

Computing systems. Knowledge systems. Cognitive. Will still need people contact.

Pottery

Chalky Mount Barbados should be designated as a National Brand as is given to Cropover. This brand should be accessible to all potters operating out of IDC Facilities Island wide. BIDC needs to change its focus to giving full support to developing local entrepreneurs in these areas.

ATTITUDES – Service and Servitude

Actions needed to strengthen our perception of self.

National Heroes

  • A popular edition of book on National Heroes to be sold for $5-10.
  • Comic book versions of National Heroes for primary schools.
  • Cartoon video stories about National heroes.

The Bajan Experience

  • Recreate Rumshops architecturally and spatially not just in the country but in the city extended to the street. Baxter’s Rd, Nelson St, Roebuck St, Palmetto St
  • Use of Donkey cart taxis to move tourists from harbour to the Inner Bridgetown Mall (Swan St, Broad Street, Trafalgar Square, Palmetto St.)
  • Street food using traditional bread carts to serve from
  • Chattel house as hotels etc.

The Rastafarians of Temple Yard

  • Rastas have been around for the last 40 years, manufacturing products, many inbreeding designs, use of hard leather limiting their market primarily to fellow Rastas.
  • Need to develop wider designs especially to reach the visitor and middle class market.
  • Need access to better quality leathers and other products like the high quality leathers made from the Barbados Black Belly sheep skins.

Barbados Black Belly Sheep

The Barbados Black Belly Sheep is a unique animal that evolved in Barbados over time. Studies have shown that the mutton obtained from the Black Belly Sheep produces high quality Triple B (Barbados Black Belly) lamb for both the local and visitors’ market. It also produces some of the finest leather from its skins.

To support the Black Belly development program, unused agricultural lands must be converted into grass pastures and/or growing miamossi plants, also known as river tamarind (Leucaena leucocephala).

This plant exists in Barbados and has a high protein content suitable for feeding ruminants when it is still green. It was introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture in the Pine but has been allowed to grow wild to maturity scattering its seeds across neighbouring fields. Penalties must be implemented against land owners who allow their lands to become infested by those responsible for administering environmental standards.

This plant if managed correctly, will be an important feed ingredient for the Barbados Black Belly sheep. It is from these animals that we can produce –

  • Leather for leather workers (Consultant – Dr Leroy McClean) – bags, shoes, amulets, hair products, books marks, wrist bands, earrings, jackets, head bands,, etc
  • Food (Consultant – Rosemary Parkinson)
  • Reduce foreign exchange spent on importing animal feeds.

Industrial Development Corporation Services

The Industrial Development Corporation must be restructured to invest in the development of future Bajan entrepreneurs by bringing them together in one location at vastly reduced rent to allow them to feed off of each other. IDC is a landlord of buildings at the industrial Estate outside the Bridgetown Harbour. These buildings are deteriorating and are not being maintained. Certainly IDC could offer discounted rates to bring young entrepreneurs together to feed off of each other to supply services to the outside world.

  • Legal Drafting for countries, states and municipalities worldwide
  • Computer software development
  • Video and sound studios
  • Graphic artists
  • Heritage joiners
  • Clothing Designers and manufacturing
  • Animation

Bridgetown Port Duty Free Facilities

Access to duty free facilities at the port should be two-fold:

  • Wholesalers who sell to retailers.
  • Retailers who sell to visitors.

This will allow retailers to use traditional concepts of hawkers to sell products in various combinations. This tradition of bargaining and combining products allows them to determine their own profits but more importantly share in the spoils of the hospitality industry. These newly defined hawkers at the port will be costumed having acquired training at the Barbados Community College (BCC) and Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP).

Other Developments

  • Dr Carmichael – Restoration of Facades on Roebuck St, Swan St, Bay St etc
  • Paul Altman – Enhancement of Jewish Synagogue, oldest in the New World of the Americas.
  • Tyrol Cot Chattel House Village should be a functional village redesigned as a mini tenantry village with a bakery providing freshly baked traditional breads, rumshop, chickens, palings, bread carts, snowball carts, coconut carts, troubadours, et al.
  • Villagers should wear period costumes.

This is about US. This is about Jobs. This is about Pride. This is about Survival.

Baba Elombe Mottley
January 1, 2017.
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962 Comments on “The Next FIFTY YEARS of PRIDE and INDUSTRY!”

  1. Vincent Haynes September 13, 2017 at 1:08 PM #

    This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are …
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/this-map-shows-where-the-worlds-30-million-sla…
    Oct 17, 2013 – This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition of slavery. … Sub-Saharan Africa is a swath of red, with many countries having …

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  2. John September 13, 2017 at 1:08 PM #

    Hal

    One thing that is completely missing in the records is the meeting minutes of Friends in Barbados.

    That is probably why their contribution has been overlooked.

    The person who locates them will unlock the genealogies of several families because marriages and burials which every body assumes should be in the Parochial Registers are not.

    They are in these minutes.

    It is almost as if the Quakers have been written out of the History of Barbados.

    There are a couple of burial sites, like the Forte Vault at Hynes Hill, which are no longer sealed yet there is no sign of coffins …. a couple of human bones but no coffins.

    I suspect there are another couple at Golden Grove in St. Philip.

    My gut is the Anglican Church may be responsible perhaps for good reasons, the vault is carved in the rock of a quarry and there is a crack now.

    The workmanship at Haynes Hill is remarkable, unbelievable.

    One time I offered to take Trevor Marshall and show him the evidence but he demurred … claimed to be frightened for “white people duppies”!!

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  3. John September 13, 2017 at 1:12 PM #

    Seawell, Christ Church
    c. 1663 Samuel Newton – BMHS xxxii 185
    1674 Seawell (Hon. Richard Seawell – Attorney General, 1684)
    1676 Bounders on Coverly
    1680 Richard Seawell, 550 ac, Christ Church
    1712 29/320 Elizabeth Seawell, widow, obtained judgement in Court of Common Pleas Precinct of Christ Church for £4800 & £2066 against Davers Seawell, executor of will of Thomas Seawell, dec’d. Levy on 1) 236 ac, Christ Church and stone dwelling house, land appraised @ £14 per ac
    2) 100 ac, Christ Church with 2 stone windmills
    Land conveyed to Elizabeth Seawell by james Milne, Marshall of the Court of Common Pleas

    c. 1714 Part of Seawell pltn sold to Edward Charnock, thus creating “Charnock’s” pltn
    1721 Seawell
    c. 1745 Seawell pltn & (Newton) came into ownership of Newton family
    1794 Newton Papers
    Seawell pltn jointly owned by brothers John & Thomas Lane of London, England, the heirs of the Newton family – see NEWTON

    1816 John Lane, £2635 damage (Watson Civilized Isle, 165 –Thomas Lane)
    1825 John Lane [1803 John took Seawell – Handler 158]
    Lucas Mss BMHS xvi 38 – The lanes descended from Mrs. Jane Layne who rode with Charles II and to Bristol and helped him escape

    1842–71 John N. Layne (344 in ’42) 343
    1859 Absentee
    1860 Steam
    1848 Jan 8 BMHS xiv 105 – to let or lease – Nathaniel Cave Attorney of J.N Lane 343½
    “Barbadian” – 8/1/1848
    To let, property of John Newton Lane 343½
    57 acres in cane to be reaped in ensuing crop
    66 acres well prepared reaped in 1849
    100 acres excellent sour grass
    1855 Jan 10 BMHS xxii 170 – to let – Nathaniel Cave Attorney of J.N Lane 343
    “Barbadian 8/1/1848 – to let
    1854 Rented: J.T. Rogers
    1858–71 Rented: N. Cave
    1879–98 J.H.B. Lane 343
    1901–14 G.A.O. Lane 343
    1921 Capt. O.A. Lane 343
    1929–37 G.A.O. Lane (357 in ’37) 359
    1957/8 Pur.: as site for aerodrome (Col. Report)
    1958 Jun 1 Pltn House included in Bldgs of Regional Police Centre (Commandant’s Report)

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  4. John September 13, 2017 at 1:16 PM #

    Again … the work of Ronnie Hughes and Mr. Queree, made possible through Richard Goddard and others.

    The work exists, done by others and in the Archives and published in book form.

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  5. Vincent Haynes September 13, 2017 at 1:52 PM #

    Hal

    I agree that these sorts of dispassionate discussions without blame game,ad hominem and vituperative language is what will help carry this country forward through greater understanding of our past whilst we chart the future course for our country and the greater Caribbean.

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  6. Hal Austin September 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM #

    John,
    What about the Garrison, Beckles Road, Collymore Rock, Brittons Hill?

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  7. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 2:03 PM #

    Bushman…ya should hear what is about to come out, now the floodgates are open, there is no stopping the flow of information.

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  8. Hants September 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM #

    MASTER CRAFTSMEN OF BARBADOS

    Furniture

    There is no doubt that furniture craftsmen/joiners of the past have produced a fantastic array of unique designs. Let us imbue that furniture with the prestige that it deserves`. The palaces/warehouses that some of this furniture is located are

    Government House, St Michael
    Ilaro Court, St Michael
    The Barbados Museum, St Michael
    Grantley Adams House –Tyrol Cot, Spooners Hill, St Michael
    The Barbados National Trust Headquarters – Wildey Great House, St Michael
    Keith Melville’s Sunbury Plantation House, St Phillip
    There are many other collections across Barbados that can be used to earn income for the owners as well as for the country.

    Training of persons to produce reproductions should follow the same path as training artistes for all types of endeavours – art, music, dance, writing, programing, etc. All Wood Working graduates should be required to reproduce a piece of this furniture in order to graduate. Do it once, do it again! On visits to these locations there are signs indicating cost of item plus shipping costs to rest of the world. Exactly what fine artists do. All art work would be signed and certified as authentic reproductions by a special Reproductions Standard Institute. Marketing will be thru Internet web sites using National ID Codes.

    Why are there no tours of Government House? Or Ilaro Court?

    Bajan Furniture galleries where signed reproductions are also marketed and sold with short histories.
    · Chattel houses should be used for restaurants, boutiques especially in the growth areas of St Phillip, St John, St Peter and St Lucy.

    ·

    Each area needs to be given prestige thru media and the internet coverage

    Computing systems. Knowledge systems. Cognitive. Will still need people contact.

    Pottery

    Chalky Mount Barbados should be designated as a National Brand as is given to Cropover. This brand should be accessible to all potters operating out of IDC Facilities Island wide. BIDC needs to change its focus to giving full support to developing local entrepreneurs in these areas.

    ATTITUDES – Service and Servitude

    Actions needed to strengthen our perception of self.

    National Heroes

    A popular edition of book on National Heroes to be sold for $5-10.
    Comic book versions of National Heroes for primary schools.
    Cartoon video stories about National heroes.
    The Bajan Experience

    Recreate Rumshops architecturally and spatially not just in the country but in the city extended to the street. Baxter’s Rd, Nelson St, Roebuck St, Palmetto St
    Use of Donkey cart taxis to move tourists from harbour to the Inner Bridgetown Mall (Swan St, Broad Street, Trafalgar Square, Palmetto St.)
    Street food using traditional bread carts to serve from
    Chattel house as hotels etc.
    The Rastafarians of Temple Yard

    Rastas have been around for the last 40 years, manufacturing products, many inbreeding designs, use of hard leather limiting their market primarily to fellow Rastas.
    Need to develop wider designs especially to reach the visitor and middle class market.
    Need access to better quality leathers and other products like the high quality leathers made from the Barbados Black Belly sheep skins.
    Barbados Black Belly Sheep

    The Barbados Black Belly Sheep is a unique animal that evolved in Barbados over time. Studies have shown that the mutton obtained from the Black Belly Sheep produces high quality Triple B (Barbados Black Belly) lamb for both the local and visitors’ market. It also produces some of the finest leather from its skins.

    To support the Black Belly development program, unused agricultural lands must be converted into grass pastures and/or growing miamossi plants, also known as river tamarind (Leucaena leucocephala).

    This plant exists in Barbados and has a high protein content suitable for feeding ruminants when it is still green. It was introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture in the Pine but has been allowed to grow wild to maturity scattering its seeds across neighbouring fields. Penalties must be implemented against land owners who allow their lands to become infested by those responsible for administering environmental standards.

    This plant if managed correctly, will be an important feed ingredient for the Barbados Black Belly sheep. It is from these animals that we can produce –

    Leather for leather workers (Consultant – Dr Leroy McClean) – bags, shoes, amulets, hair products, books marks, wrist bands, earrings, jackets, head bands,, etc
    Food (Consultant – Rosemary Parkinson)
    Reduce foreign exchange spent on importing animal feeds.
    Industrial Development Corporation Services

    The Industrial Development Corporation must be restructured to invest in the development of future Bajan entrepreneurs by bringing them together in one location at vastly reduced rent to allow them to feed off of each other. IDC is a landlord of buildings at the industrial Estate outside the Bridgetown Harbour. These buildings are deteriorating and are not being maintained. Certainly IDC could offer discounted rates to bring young entrepreneurs together to feed off of each other to supply services to the outside world.

    Legal Drafting for countries, states and municipalities worldwide
    Computer software development
    Video and sound studios
    Graphic artists
    Heritage joiners
    Clothing Designers and manufacturing
    Animation
    Bridgetown Port Duty Free Facilities

    Access to duty free facilities at the port should be two-fold:

    Wholesalers who sell to retailers.
    Retailers who sell to visitors.
    This will allow retailers to use traditional concepts of hawkers to sell products in various combinations. This tradition of bargaining and combining products allows them to determine their own profits but more importantly share in the spoils of the hospitality industry. These newly defined hawkers at the port will be costumed having acquired training at the Barbados Community College (BCC) and Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP).

    Other Developments

    Dr Carmichael – Restoration of Facades on Roebuck St, Swan St, Bay St etc
    Paul Altman – Enhancement of Jewish Synagogue, oldest in the New World of the Americas.
    Tyrol Cot Chattel House Village should be a functional village redesigned as a mini tenantry village with a bakery providing freshly baked traditional breads, rumshop, chickens, palings, bread carts, snowball carts, coconut carts, troubadours, et al.
    Villagers should wear period costumes.
    This is about US. This is about Jobs. This is about Pride. This is about Survival.

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  9. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 2:40 PM #

    I want to see how the spammers will stop information from coming out when they cant stop corruption in the parliament nor the guns and drugs and money laundering trade , thiefing of taxpayer’s and pensioner’s money, or bribing of politicians and ministers, they just as useless as the slaves of parliament.

    Lol

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  10. Hants September 13, 2017 at 2:54 PM #

    Where is the NATIONAL VALUES REPORT ? Is there an online link?

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  11. John September 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM #

    Collymore Rock – Sources silent but I know Sir Ernest Allan Collymore who was appointed CJ of Barbados in 1936 lived at Clapham, known on earlier maps at Mount Clapham.

    Too recent though.

    Can’t find a Collymore associated with Mount Clapham earlier.

    There is a “Mr. Collymore” on Barralier 1823 but he is well on in Christ Church beyond the Sundown Drive in.

    I have a reference to a sale of Collymore House which is now St. Gabriel’s School, it was the residence of the Quarter Master General.

    This is the closest I can come.

    The Rock part I think is Biblical … “Christ”.

    Rock appears all over in Barbados.

    Collymore Rock
    Black Rock
    Coles Rock
    Clement Rock
    The Rock
    Rock Halls all over

    I know of fields called Clarke’s Rock, Massiah Rock off the top of my head and a couple just called Rock.

    There is an area on the cliff by Codrington College called Goddard’s Rock.

    The earliest will I have found with the term Friend used is a Goddard will, 1649.

    Prepared to bet Goddards were Quakers too …. obvious link to business like the big six!!

    So I would surmise Collymore Rock has a link with Quakers too!

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  12. John September 13, 2017 at 4:19 PM #

    Beckles Road ….. The Bay Plantation was at one time owned by John Alleyne Beckles, AG of Barbados.

    Believe Beckles Spring on Bay Street was the source of the outbreak of the Cholera Epidemic, 1854

    That is just opposite what was the Ice House on the way out of town.

    You will see a lot of coral.

    So my guess the name is linked to the ownership of the Bay Plantation

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  13. Hants September 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM #

    “There has been a resurgence of “race and class” among the teaching and student populations of private schools here, a former university professor has charged.

    According to retired Deputy Principal of the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Pedro Welch, the introduction of public schools had seen a drastic reduction in the number of private learning institutions here since 1962.

    However, in delivering a lecture Tuesday night on The Challenges and Contribution of the Private Schools Since 1950 at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, the former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education said those that had survived had “other motivations” that were driven by race.

    “Increasingly in recent times in Barbados race and class is again becoming an issue which underlies the formation of some schools. It is unfortunate that this is happening, but it is happening.

    “There are also another couple other schools in Barbados that if you . . . look at the population of Barbados and its racial proportions, and you look at the number of persons going to those schools it becomes apparent that there are other factors that are impacting on the growth of the private sector schools in Barbados. In those schools there is an imbalance in racial profile,” he said, adding, “you can’t take out race and class out of that”.

    The former UWI professor also contended that teacher recruitment at these private schools was also based on race, as was the curriculum.

    “There are a couple of schools which formed within recent times in Barbados, when you examine the curriculum of the schools and look at their staffing requirements when they are advertising for staff, [they are looking for] people who they want to teach the international baccalaureate and other things that we don’t generally teach in our schools . . . . Those private schools that continue are the ones which primarily have other motivations in their continued existence. ”

    Welch’s presentation was one in a series of lectures organized by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society on The Evolution of The Educational System in Barbados: Challenges and Opportunities.

    He dealt extensively with the introduction to Barbados of a school system which was all privately funded by religious or other benevolent groups.”

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  14. John September 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM #

    I think Sir Hilary Beckles was born in Rock Hall, St. Peter so no connection apparently to Becles Road … but a possible Quaker connection!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. John September 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM #

    The Bay, St. Michael – Bay Estate – Bay Plantation
    1656 3/29 Conveyance dated 1631. Abraham Needham sells to Capt Hy Harley, Governor, a pltn 20 chains on breath along the seashore & 400 poles inland (i.e ¼ mile by 1¼ miles to fort of Brittons Hill ridge. The so-called “Ligon” map shows “G.O” where “The Bay” I slocated and Pt. Campbell has very reasonably surmised in BMHS, 1974 that G.O. means Governors. The Ford map shows Hawley in the same position)
    Area 200 ac. Purchase price 300 lbs of tobacco. The land has already been sold 3 times since 1628. Several land sales of that period were 20 chains by 400 poles.

    1674 Hawley
    1680 Henry Hawley (son of Governor Hawley) 253 ac St. Michael (not in Census??)
    1721 Griffith
    1722 /32/272 Mortgage. Wm. Griffith of London, merchant to Hy Palmer of London, merchant, 340 ac in St. Michael. White servants. 140 slaves. £1450

    1725 Will 7/513
    Wm. Griffith. Bequeaths pltn in St. Michael to son-in-law Samuel ? Hannington, husband of testator’s daughter, Mary Hannington, until their son, testator’s grandson, Wm. Griffith Hannington reaches age of 21. (In the 18th Century the stream that ran through The Bay pltn into Carlisle Bay was called “Hannington’s Spring – Griffith Hughes “Natural History of B’dos” p. 6) 340 ac. Slaves – 34 men, 57 women, 49 children
    Advocate 92/3/29 p. 27

    1740 /90/205 Wm. Whitaker of St. Michael, merchant and his wife Loretta Maria Whitaker, neé Hannington, gives to Gedney Clarke of St. Michael, merchant as trustee for their mutual benefit and the benefit of the survivor of them “The Bay” pltn. St. Michael. 350 ac.
    Bounders: (W) The sea, (S) Hester Pocket, widow, ? Laws widow, John Hase, Nicholas Payne dec’d, (N) Wm. Sims, Thos. Phillips (E) James Shepherd, merchant, John Daperell, Wm. Barwick – 91 slaves

    1750 /109/130
    Wm. Whittaker of London, England, sells to Wm. Salmon of St. Michael, plantee for £1802 sterling, 106 ac of The Bay pltn, St. Michael.
    Borders: (N) Hon. Wm. Barwick (The Pine), (S) other lands of Wm. Salmon, (W) other lands of “The Bay” pltn.

    1763 /129/165
    “Pltn. Formerly of Wm. Whittaker but now of Francis Ford” given as bounder on “The Pine” pltn.

    1788 CO 28/62 p. 251 Beckles 221 slaves 449
    1763 Francis Ford (also owned Codrington, Friendship, Lears, Haggatt Hall, Ridge, Bentley)

    1772 Will 18/167
    Francis Ford II. Ford’s heir, his son Francis Ford III, subject to existing lease of “The Bay Pltn” to Alexander Sandiford.

    1790 On 3.1.1786 John Beckles and wife Elizabeth Beckles mortgaged “The Bay Pltn” in St. Michael to Francis Ford for £4000. (Probably Beckles bought in that year and Ford left £4000 as mortgage). Now Beckles wants to sell 22 ac of a total of 208 ac to the British Government £1165 sterling and seeks Ford’s permission as mortgagee. Ford agrees provided the £1165 is paid to him to reduce the mortgage.
    In the agreement to sell to the British Government, Beckles insists that he, his agents and servants must at all times have access to “the pond at the end of the land” to let out fresh water and let in sea water (the Esplanade area)
    See Ed. Stoute, Advocate: 84-02-19

    1823 Will 63/29
    Hon. John Beckles, Attorney General, bequeaths “The Bay” to his son Hon. John Alleyne Beckles (1823–1841)

    1832 BMHS iii 172
    Hon. John Alleyne Beckles, slave Mary Lashley 111 years old.
    1842 Bajan; see BMHS iv 142
    107 are sold in Chancery at death of Hon. J.A. Beckles. Bought by Hon. J. A. B’s son-in law Robert Hunte of St. Philip and John S. Sainsbury for £16,425 (Brandon 154)

    1864 At Robert Hunte’s death bequeathed to son Robert Beckles Hunte, who moved to England

    1822 Oct 12 Museum map 88. Hon John Beckles owner – see below 99a-12-27.
    .1846–50 Hunte & Sainsbury (John S. Sainsbury bought out by Hunte) 118 (120 in 1849)
    1854–1907 Robert Hunte (deceased in 1901) 128 (120 in 1854)
    1860 Robert Hunte Absentee
    1901 Wind
    By 1912 windmill pulled down – land being sold or rented
    1913–14 Col Hunte
    1929 Mabel Daniel 128 (112 in tenantry)
    1934–5 Mabel Daniel
    1829 Oct 20 BMHS iii 66. John A. Beckles ________________
    1825 J.A. Beckles
    1841 Mar 20 “Barbadian”
    To be sold in Chancery 1 April
    W.M. Oxley M in C (also Baxters)
    Beckles and wife complt. Beckles executor, others def___
    RB1/49/429 W.I Rum Refinery Ltd, lessor agree that Barbados Ice Co. Ltd, lessee, has right to use water from Beckles Spring, rising and issuing on lands of Bay Plantation.

    1917 British Union Oil Map (Archives) 104 ac
    1920 House only, sold to Skinner family. Advocate 92-03-29 page 27

    W. of Whitehaven Hutt – Culpeper Estate (Hist. B’dos 74/3)

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  16. John September 13, 2017 at 4:27 PM #

    … again, work of Ronnie Hughes and Mr. Queree made possible by Richard Goddard and others

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  17. Vincent Haynes September 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM #

    Chinua Achebe on the positive legacies of colonialism
    Bruce Gilley
    African Affairs, Volume 115, Issue 461, 1 October 2016, Pages 646–663, https://doi.org/10.1093/afraf/adw030
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    14 October 2016

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    Abstract

    The late Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was a key figure in the rise and persistence of anti-colonial ideology in Africa. Yet in his final work, Achebe made a clear statement about the positive legacies of colonialism, praising the British project of state formation and nation building in the lower Niger basin. A careful study of his writings and comments from 1958 until his death in 2013 shows that Achebe was never the simple anti-colonial figure that most assumed, and that his seeming reversal could be read as the culmination of a lifetime’s meditation on African history and politics. Achebe’s final views have significant paradigmatic implications for the knowledge relevant to national identity formation and state building in Africa today.

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  18. John September 13, 2017 at 4:31 PM #

    Brittons, St. Michael
    1766 134/100 A bounder on Mount Clapham named as Francis Britton
    1825 John R. Phillips (Britons Hill)
    1844 302/412 Robert Henry Ashby & Mary Ann Ashby, executors of will of Robert Cooper Ashby were empowered by the will to sell “Brittons” pltn in St. Michael. They now do so to Geo. Drayton of St. Michael – £2000 paid on account.
    Bounders: John Alleyne Beckles, dec’d (The Bay), ? Matthew, Edward Phillips, Mary Phillips, The Inspector General’s Quarters, Sarah Ann Welch, Charles Groude, Charles Dallas, dec’d (Dalkeith), Sarah Kirton dec’d, Joseph Brown, Tobias Phillips, Mount Clapham pltn.

    1846–63 George Drayton (’63 dec’d) [died 1862 BMHS 30:40) 121 (122 in ’46 & ’50, 120 in ‘54

    1850 18 ac in Christ Church
    1862 Shilstone xxii 16 () Appraised £137 Pur: Drayton £7000 121
    1865–71 J.C. Drayton [1862 sale notice BMHS xxx 42] 121
    1870–1 Chancery Court Brown v Drayton
    1870 Chancery Court (with Rockley) Husbands et al v Harris et al
    1870 Shilstone xxii 23 (
    ) Pur: Nightengale & Co. £000 121
    1879–80 Nightengale & Co. 121
    1887–92 Carter & Co. 164
    1892 Chancery Court Drayton v Carter
    1898 L. Gowdey 164
    1899 W.W. Gowdey (in tenantry) 164
    1901–07 L. Gowdey 164
    1902–15 Chancery Court – Petition of Croney of Estate of Stokes
    1929 Brittons Ltd (tenantry) 85
    1934–35 Brittons Ltd (tenantry)

    W.W.A. 1921 April – Bought by syndicate – spots advertised for sale
    Times 31/4/85 H.H. Carter
    1917 British Union Oil Map (Archives) 86

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  19. John September 13, 2017 at 4:38 PM #

    Again, work of Ronnie Hughes and Mr. Queree, made possible through Richard Goddard and others.

    The Mary Ann Ashby mentioned as executor begun life as a slave.

    She bore 10 children for Robert Cooper Ashby.

    She is my grandmother’s, great grandmother.

    Robert Henry Ashby was her son, brother of my ancestor.

    In addition to Brittons Hill, Burkes, 310 acres in Christ Church was also left to her and her 10 children.

    Burkes was sold in the 1870’s.

    RCA got Burkes from his wife, Mary Ann Burke, linked to the Bartletts I mentioned.

    Pretty sure RCA was a Quaker at death.

    RCA was also second in command at Oistins Fort in 186, under John Rycroft Best!!

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  20. John September 13, 2017 at 4:39 PM #

    1816

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  21. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

    @ Vincent & Hal Austin,
    John’s snippets of local history are cute, but without an understanding of the social and economic forces which underlie them, are entirely useless in building a foundation for Bajan prosperity.

    John makes specious statements like “What you should do is to figure out who provided the subsidies in former times before Government took it on.” He hopes to induce gullible people to agree with him that it was well meaning Quakers. I would be deeply disappointed if either of you were that stupid. The “subsidies” were in the form of the stolen labour from enslaved people: pure and simple.

    Real historians, not bumbling amateurs like John, have long since established that the slave trade, and later slavery itself, were abolished by the British only after they no longer served British interests. But as I demonstrated time after time earlier in this thread, as soon as John is confronted with the evidence that proves him wrong he changes the subject and wanders off on another White supremacist tangent. The song and dance about Quaker beneficence is simply ex post facto excuse making to cover up their guilt for being so deeply implicated in something they knew to be evil in the first place.

    It’s kind of like the mafia Don who donates copiously to the church to try to wash the blood off of his own hands.

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  22. Hal Austin September 13, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

    John,
    Splendid.

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  23. Gabriel September 13, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

    I read somewhere that Seawell was chosen as the site for the airport because the rock foundation there was the hardest found in Barbados.

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  24. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 5:48 PM #

    @ Vincent
    Did you actually read the article on Achebe??

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  25. Gabriel September 13, 2017 at 5:55 PM #

    I believe Eric Williams made the same argument in his Capitalism and Slavery.The abolition was more to do with the law of disminishing returns than any moral or benevolent posture of those vile and wicked capitalists.The likes of Jeff “Beauregard”(stupid name harping back to white supremacy days)Sessions and those redneck slime bag bastids found in the Southern US to this day and now called the alt-rt,fascists and KKK are in essence hanging on to the notion that white is might and white is right.I say it loud and clear wunna gone get a rude awakening this very century.Young people got too much internet access to stand for wunna foolishness.I never did and was termed rude,audacious and bumptious but briteisass and reached the top ‘o my game where I ruled nuff ‘o dem ass.

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  26. John September 13, 2017 at 6:35 PM #

    If the Quakers faded out over time, which they did, clearly the subsidy could not have come from them.

    The died out, or moved to America over time, or back to England.

    Their influence was on the wane from the mid 1700’s … my estimate.

    Minutes of Quaker meetings in the 1760’s in America/England suggest they had disappeared in Jamaica and named a few remaining in Barbados.

    However some did remain into the 1800’s, eg Rowland Gibson was buried in the 1850’s.

    So it is impossible to attribute the subsidy to Quakers, each period would have to be examined separately.

    I have already said that after the destruction of the economy in Haiti in 1791, sugar prices rose by a factor of 3 and of course it would have been profitable to operate, … very very profitable.

    It would not surprise me if in this period, the love of money caused owners to act out of order.

    If you search in Schomburgk you will see a reference to Salmagundis and Pumkins … I think it refers to the character of two classes of planters, one willing to exploit the situation, the other preferring to be plain and not prone to risk.

    That increase did not last for ever … your reference to Beckles, page 192 shows prices were low in the 1840’s.

    In agriculture one year of loss can be followed by years of profit and then disaster.

    I believe that the best managers will be found in agriculture because they need to operate against a completely unpredictable foe, Nature!!

    It is probably a fact you may also find the worst ones as well.

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  27. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 6:35 PM #

    PLT..that’s exactly why I stopped reading all John’s et al …. spam like convoluted rubbish.

    They don’t get that time has passed them by and the only way forward is to clean up the currentdecades old filth before anything new can be introduced, nothing will work until the modern day slavery, the government corruption and stealing, the drugs, guns and money laundering, the crimes committed against the majority population are all dismantled…..until they chase away the stinking racists and wannabe white supremacist in the minority population who are exploiting the majority like the parasites that they are….using bribery and cirruption of government officials…

    ..only then can there be a fresh start for the population on the island…anything else is a waste of time.

    All that crap they are posting means nothing, until action is taken from within the government…and they will not take any action because they are benefitting too much from corruption, unless they are fully exposed in the international community….to interpol and others.

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  28. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 6:38 PM #

    John is a bottom feeding parasite, descended from bottom feeding parasites…all they do is look for free labor from Black people…..his Karma is total…

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  29. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 6:44 PM #

    The unassailable truth is that the subsidy to the sugar industry was the theft of labour from enslaved, and then cruelly exploited, people.

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  30. chad99999 September 13, 2017 at 6:47 PM #

    FROM THE JAMAICA OBSERVER

    Barbadians have an inclination towards an American values system, according to the findings of a study that examined the country 50 years after it obtained political independence from Britain.
    The report on the study “Barbados At 50: The National Values Assessment 2016,” was handed over to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on Tuesday night by the Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Dr Don Marshall. He told the ceremony that the research suggested that there was an inclination towards an American values system.

    The study was commissioned last year during the Independence celebrations to ascertain what are some of those features of Barbadian life that citizens would wish to reclaim, retain or discard.

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  31. TheGazer September 13, 2017 at 6:49 PM #

    I stopped reading Johns also….
    Think the last thing he was posting was latitude and longitude….

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  32. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 6:52 PM #

    Exactly…that is why the minority white parasites on the island, even the wannabe Vincent is still trying to cling to the sugar subsidy, still trying to steal Black people’s labor using their begging bowls for subsidies…

    ……they have done a fine job of stealing for the last 40 years, it’s time for the governments to cut them off completely, let them sell those yachts and dozens of houses they got.

    ……all they minorities ever do is look for ways to STEAL labor and everything they could from Black people…..

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  33. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 6:57 PM #

    PLT…it’s criminal what they have done, it’s the true definition of modern day slavery.

    And with no conscience whatsoever..with true evil intent, they are still fighting to continue…their thefts…

    …..they should have me to deal with, I would reduce everyone of those greedy, hateful, racist bitches to paupers drinking water from the gutters of Barbados.

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  34. John September 13, 2017 at 7:02 PM #

    RCA was interviewed by the stipendiary magistrates in the Apprenticeship period.

    Thome and Kimball is worth a read as it records their experiences.

    https://archive.org/details/emancipationofwe00thom

    You will see there was a range of experiences during this period.

    Here are RCA’s references to the 1816 rebellion and his son on an experience. Son may well have been my ancestor, the child of a slave!!

    His lawful son had died young in 1821.

    Could never find out what happened to his wife.

    So, here goes.

    “He (RCA) dwelt much on the trustiness and strong attachment of the negroes, where they are well treated. There were no people in the world that he would trust his property or life with sooner than negroes, provided he had the previous management of them long enough to secure their confidence.

    He stated the following fact in confirmation of this sentiment. During the memorable Insurrection of 1816, by which the neighboring parishes were dreadfully ravaged, he was suddenly called from home on military duty. After he had proceeded some distance, he recollected that he had left five thousand dollars in an open desk at home. He immediately told the fact to his slave who was with him, and sent him back to take care of it.

    He knew nothing more of his money until the rebellion was quelled, and peace restored. On returning home, the slave led him to a cocoa-nut tree near by the house, and dug up the money, which he had buried under its roots. He found the whole sum secure.

    The negro, he said, might have taken the money, and he would never have suspected him, but would have concluded that it had been, in common with other larger sums, seized upon by the insurgents.

    Colonel A. said that it was impossible for him to mistrust the negroes as a body.

    He spoke in terms of praise also of the conjugal attachment of the negroes.

    His son, a merchant, stated a fact on this subject. The wife of a negro man whom he knew, became afflicted with that loathsome disease, the leprosy. The man continued to live with her, notwithstanding the disease was universally considered contagious, and was peculiarly dreaded by the negroes.

    The man, on being asked why he lived with his wife under such circumstances, said, that he had lived with her when she was well, and he could not bear to forsake her when she was in distress.”

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  35. John September 13, 2017 at 7:07 PM #

    peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 6:44 PM #
    The unassailable truth is that the subsidy to the sugar industry was the theft of labour from enslaved, and then cruelly exploited, people.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Read “The Groans of the Plantations” written 1685.

    The protest was against an increase in taxes.

    It matches costs to revenues.

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  36. millertheanunnaki September 13, 2017 at 7:08 PM #

    @ peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 5:36 PM
    “Real historians, not bumbling amateurs like John, have long since established that the slave trade, and later slavery itself, were abolished by the British only after they no longer served British interests. But as I demonstrated time after time earlier in this thread, as soon as John is confronted with the evidence that proves him wrong he changes the subject and wanders off on another White supremacist tangent. The song and dance about Quaker beneficence is simply ex post facto excuse making to cover up their guilt for being so deeply implicated in something they knew to be evil in the first place.”

    “It’s kind of like the mafia Don who donates copiously to the church to try to wash the blood off of his own hands.”

    Do you mean like that rabidly licentious sex maniac by the name of Master Elcock of the Mount Wilton plantation infamy?

    What our resident Bu twistorian, Sir John, the Chief Archivist and Master Researcher ought to tell us is if the ‘Master’ of Mount Wilton was a Quaker too.

    After all he left in his will some of the ill-gotten gains as his earthly reparations to some of his loyal un-rebellious slaves in order to buy a place in heaven but was kidnapped by the Devil on his apotheosis to the House of Bacchus with his ‘heavily-hung’ black male lover and manservant Jeffrey very close behind.

    It’s a pity that the blacks who formed the first free village (not including the many established at the homes of John’s QUAKER ancestors) had to do it with ‘blood’ money. That is where the loving caring Quakers could have made their presence felt by showing and guiding those recently freed blacks how to manage their bagatelles of real estate given to them by their contrite but dead Massa Elcock.

    No wonder the blacks in Barbados are still cursedly disenfranchised as far as economic ownership and control goes.

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  37. John September 13, 2017 at 7:10 PM #

    What you really mean to say is that the short fall in money caused suffering … agree if that is what you meant

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  38. John September 13, 2017 at 7:14 PM #

    … and the suffering was borne unequally

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  39. John September 13, 2017 at 7:23 PM #

    I was looking for instances of places called “Exchange”

    St. Thomas, St. George, St. Peter and St. Lucy plus ….

    I seem to remember the big orange building that belonged to London Bourne by London Bourne Tower carried the name Exchange displayed prominently.

    Could this name possibly indicate a barter system existed for a time in Barbados?

    If it did and we ever had to revert to such a system how would VAT be charged?

    Professor Marshall feels Exchange in St. Thomas had more to do with a place where teams of draft animals were changed.

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  40. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 7:31 PM #

    John, yes “…and the suffering was borne unequally” so grossly unequally as to constitute a crime against humanity.

    The cold was bitter in the winter of 1944 at Auschwitz and with the Nazi forces loosing on all fronts there was suffering at Auschwitz, “…and the suffering was borne unequally.”

    Se now what an absolutely evil statement that is… trying to efface the existence of a monstrous crime?

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  41. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 7:34 PM #

    It was not that “the short fall in money caused suffering” John. The system of slavery imposed by the British caused suffering. Period.

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  42. John September 13, 2017 at 7:36 PM #

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_William_Hodge

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  43. Vincent Haynes September 13, 2017 at 7:39 PM #

    peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 5:48 PM #

    Did you…..and what was your interpretation of it?

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  44. TheGazer September 13, 2017 at 7:46 PM #

    The pelau tribe – John, Chad, Vincent and Hal

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  45. John September 13, 2017 at 8:02 PM #

    The cold was bitter in the winter of 1944 at Auschwitz and with the Nazi forces loosing on all fronts there was suffering at Auschwitz, “…and the suffering was borne unequally.”
    ++++++++++++++

    Dramatic.

    How many slaves were freed in the entire British Empire at emancipation?

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  46. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 8:05 PM #

    Gazer…all frauds.

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  47. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM #

    John, 100% of the enslaved people were freed after the end of the apprenticeship system… and 100% of the surviving prisoners were freed when the Allied forces entered Auschwitz… what’s your point?

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  48. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 8:13 PM #

    @Vincent,
    Yes I skimmed it. The abstract and press coverage is somewhat misleading. In his summation the author states “Achebe cannot be recast as a supporter of colonialism, which would be a serious disservice to his views.” Duh…

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  49. John September 13, 2017 at 9:51 PM #

    I didn’t ask for percentages!!

    When you find out let us know!!

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  50. John September 13, 2017 at 9:56 PM #

    …….. see if you can’t get one of your buddies to help you.

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  51. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 9:59 PM #

    I’ve no intention of answering your question John, because it is yet another diversionary tactic for you to avoid the truth about slavery.

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  52. John September 13, 2017 at 10:14 PM #

    I knew you would not want to answer … guess your buddies are struck dumb too!!

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  53. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 10:21 PM #

    I simply refuse your diversionary tactics John. You are transparent. The system of slavery imposed by the British caused suffering. Period.

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  54. peterlawrencethompson September 13, 2017 at 10:23 PM #

    Everyone knows this except racists.

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  55. John September 13, 2017 at 10:49 PM #

    Professor Handler’s work at Newton in the 1970’s has a problem.

    Just can’t explain what was found in the archaeological dig at Newton Plantation!!

    Its because he started with a false premise …. all the graves he excavated must be of slaves!!

    He assumed Newton Plantation always existed as it was when he did his dig …. but it didn’t.

    Most Plantations in Barbados are composites of smaller units … as is Newton.

    In fact, one of the small plantations belonged to Edward Oistine, a Quaker.

    “1669 – Edward Oistine of Christ Church gave half an acre of his land “unto the People called Quakers in this Island … for a burying place … which shall be in part before my Garden which is encompassed with Plantaine trees where I desire that I may be buried”.

    Magic word Garden!!

    So somewhere on Newton Plantation there is a Quaker Burying Ground!!

    http://www.caribbeanfamilyhistory.org/quakers/

    No doubt there are slaves buried in it but it comes as no surprise to me that he found goods of European manufacture unlike in any known grave of any New World West African descent site.

    DNA testing was not available at the time but by now it should have been resolved!!

    http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1637&context=adan

    “In the early 1970s, archaeological research in several plantations addressed a variety of issues in the sociocultural life of early Africans and their descendants in Barbados, once England’s wealthiest and most populous New World colony; this research ultimately focused on the Newton plantation slave cemetery. Over the years, the Newton research has been extensively reported, and is well known to scholars of the early African Diaspora in the Caribbean [2]. Although the 104 burials recovered from Newton represent a small percentage of the total number interred at the cemetery, there was a diverse artifactual inventory that included coffin hardware, clay pipes, pottery, metal jewelry and knives, metal and bone buttons, and many different types of glass beads. Some of these artifacts are unique to New World African descendant sites (see Handler 1997).

    This paper focuses on two virtually identical small glass objects of apparent European manufacture. Each was found associated with a different burial. Although the objects were excavated in May 1973 and published in 1978 (see Handler and Lange 1978: 119-122, 306 for more details on the objects and their burial contexts), as far as I am currently aware no similar objects have been reported from other African descendant sites.”

    Same thing happens when you start with the premise that the planters made loads of dinero!!

    You reach flawed conclusions!!

    You make yourself totally miserable and then throw a hissy fit when others don’t buy your conclusions!!

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  56. John September 13, 2017 at 10:55 PM #

    Newton, Christ Church
    1659 3/313 John Kirkham of London sells to Samuel Newton of B’dos for 276,000 lbs muscovado sugar, pltn where Newton now lives, 194 ac, Christ Church, 76 slaves, 15 bondservants
    Bounders: (N) John Arnott, Thomas Johnson, dec’d, Ralph Parrott, John Barry, John Robinson, Edward Stretch, William Batler, Edward Herbert, Simon Dorsett, (S) Edward Oistine, ? Herbert, ? Butler, ? Barry, (E) Thomas Trott, John Arnott, Thomas Johnson, dec’d, John Paddock, Robert Ramsford, (W) Robert Gutridge, William Butler, John White, Edward Stretch, John Barry, Dayrells?
    (The above is probably the smaller of 2 pltns which Samuel Newton owned in Christ Church and is therefore not the main pltn)

    1663 BMHS xxiii 117 – Lucas mss – Edward Oistin sells to Capt. Samuel Newton “Guye’s Storehouse” at Oistins Bay – bounded E, W, N, (S on road)
    [remained in possession of Newton pltn till 1955]

    1673 12/42 One of a number of deeds all dated 1673
    Confirmation of title to land. Charles II by letter patent issued to Lord Willoughby, Gov. of B’dos, empowered Gov to confirm landowners’ titles to lands held. Lord Willughby has died and the Gov’s Council now legitimately assumes his powers. Council confirms the title of councilor the Hon. Samuel Newton to 400 ac, Christ Church
    Bounders: Col. John Searle (Searles), Capt. John Williams, dec’d (Balls), Christopher Carew, John Belgrave, Peter Edney, William Hargrove, George Oker, Maynards? Nathaniel Kingsland (Kingsland), Daniel Gilbert, Edward Herbert, dec’d, Walter Harte, Thomas Hayes (Bannatyne), Richard Shaw, John Niccolls, John Barry, Dayrells? Ralph Perrot, John Jones, Richard Perryman, George Shurland, John Birkett, William Blanchard

    1674 Newton (Twice)
    1680 Samuel Newton, 581 ac, Christ Church. This includes both pltns.
    1683 BMHS xiii 186/7 – Will of Samuel Newton
    1684 23/325 Barbara Newton, widow of Hon. Samuel Newton, dec’d, leases to Alexander Beale and Jeremiah Ward, both of St. Philip, for 10 years @ £1800 (?) per year the 2 pltns of her late husband
    1) 434 ac, Christ Church
    Bounders: Maj. Richard Williams (Balls), John Jones, John Adams, William Hargrove, dec’d, Nathaniel Kingsland (Kingsland), David Cockrane, Edward Herbert, Jonathan Hooper, Thomas Hayes (Bannatyne), James Mercer, John Niccolls, John Barry, Dayrells? James Oistine, Henry Straughan, George Shurland, Richard Perryman, John Birkett, John Dempster, Tobias Frere (Searles)
    2) 131 ac, Christ Church
    Bounders: Thomas Morris, Margaret Davis, Charles Collins, Searles & Trywhite, John Dempster, Edward Oistine, dec’d, Richard Oistine, dec’d, Richard Gray, dec’d (Lower Gray’s)
    At end of lease pltns must be returned under following conditions:
    180 ac dunged and planted with cane to reap
    120 ac dunged and planted with young canes
    40 ac guinea corn
    20 ac potatoes
    12 ac pumpkins and bananas
    10 ac cassava
    5 ac yams
    ? ac Indian corn and 6 week peas
    Rest of list of land and crops and list of slaves missing
    (See Newton pltn papers on microfilm as held by U.W.I. Cave Hill – Lease to Benjamin Cryer)

    1684 RB3/19/360
    (Hutt 84-07-22) – Sam Newton died
    Plantation inherited by widow, Barbara and son John
    1693 Barbara Newton, widow and John Newton, appoint Attorney for plantation at Oistins Bay known as Newtons left to them by Samuel Newton

    1694 Death of Barbara Newton
    c. 1706 Death of John Newton, succeeded by son Samuel & grandson John – 1783 (Handler 158)

    1721 Newton
    (Owned by Newton family until death of John Newton’s widow (sister? – BMHS xvi 38) c. 1790 when inherited by her 2 nephews (cousins?) John and Thomas Lane of London, England

    1740 John Newton married Elizabeth Alleyne – Brandow 19, 67
    c. 1790 Elizabeth Newton – BMHS 38:460
    1794 BMHS xvi 38–41 – Owned by Newton and Lane families – see Seawell
    1794 Acquired with Seawell by Thomas John Lane – Handler 158
    1794 Death of last Newton, Elizabeth – Inhertied by her 1st cousins John Lane, barrister and Thomas Lane, solicitor

    1803 John Lane took Seawell, Thomas took Newton (Handler 158)
    1816 Thomas Lane (Watson “Civilised Isle”, 125)
    1824 Death of both brothers
    1825 Thomas Lane
    1842–01 Richard Lane (’01 dec’d) 458
    1859 Absentee
    1879 Steam 12 HP
    1912 Executors of Mrs. E. Lane 458
    1913–21 S. Pemberton, legatee 458
    1921 Advocate 12/3/1921 – sold to E.L. Ward and H.C.G. Manning £40,000 458
    1921 Chancery Court Pemberton v Lane
    1920 30 Nov Pur.: Messrs Ward & Manning £10,000 – W.I.C.C xxxvi 1921/200
    1929–34 Ward E.L & Manning H.C. 458
    1935–37 E.L. Ward (458 in ’35) 436
    1951 Ward Brothers & Bynoe
    1957/8 Newton Ltd
    1970 Newton Ltd 300

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  57. John September 13, 2017 at 10:56 PM #

    Work by Ronnie Hughes and Mr. Queree, made possible by Richard Goddard and others.

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  58. Hants September 13, 2017 at 10:57 PM #

    “Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro returned to jail in Lindsay, Ont. on Wednesday after losing a second appeal on Election Act violations, but his lawyer stated they are now considering an appeal to the Supreme Court.

    Scott Fenton, Del Mastro’s lawyer, wrote in an emailed statement that his client is “very disappointed” with the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision.

    “We are actively considering an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada,” he wrote.

    The appeal was heard by a panel of three judges, who came to a unanimous decision.”

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  59. John September 13, 2017 at 10:57 PM #

    The very fact that the units are small scream minimal dinero!!

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  60. Hants September 13, 2017 at 10:58 PM #

    Deltro Group gets Town Planning approval for a new plant expected to provide 200 full-time jobs.

    The Town Planning Department has given approval to Deltro Group for them to proceed with the construction of a solar panel manufacturing facility on the compound of Trans Tech at Kendal Hill, Christ Church.

    The announcement was made this morning by Chief Financial Officer of Deltro, Dean Del Mastro.

    “We are standing here today in front of the approved manufacturing site that will employ 200 full-time hardworking men and women of Barbados,” he said.

    He says there are still some details to be finalised but their plan has been signed off by the Chief Town Planner and their drawings have been officially stamped.

    Acknowledging that this has been no small feat, Del Mastro said they will continue to work towards becoming shovel ready, and will now await some logistics that must be put in place.

    The plant intends to support residential and industrial solar development in Barbados and the wider Caribbean, translating to more environmentally friendly, cost-effective solar energy options to consumers.

    The company is also expected to commence work on its 70-acre solar farm at the proposed Waterford site. Del Mastro says after all the studies, the drawings, the effort, the town hall meetings and the work by the Ministries attached to the project, Town and County Planning has recommended approval for the solar farm.

    The proposal includes a recommended 10 megawatts to be approved.

    With these two pieces in place, he said the Deltro Group is in a strong position over the coming weeks and months to move forward.

    He noted that they are continuing to work with the Ministry of Energy on their Generator’s License and that Mr. William Hinds, Chief Energy Conservation Officer, is working closely with respect to resolving and working through their application.

    Now that the approval is in place for the manufacturing facility, Del Mastro says they want to work to get their manufacturing line out of the Barbados Port and set up at Trans Tech, noting that their line has been at the Port since August 2015.

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  61. Simple Simon September 13, 2017 at 11:30 PM #

    @Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 13, 2017 at 8:39 AM “an indian dude the ringleader and known drug dealer and the 4 black idiots he hired to help him.”

    Sunil is no Indian. Lolll!!! He was born and raised here. His mother is from Mauritius, but has lived in Barbados most of her adult life. His father is Bajan to the bone.

    I don’t know though if Sunil is confused about his cultural/racial identity.

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  62. Simple Simon September 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM #

    @John September 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM “Collymore Rock”

    The Rock part I think is Biblical …“Christ”. Rock appears all over in Barbados.

    Rock appears all over Barbados because Barbados is a rocky coral island. There are rockstones and rock names all over.

    It has NOTHING to do with Christ.

    Your imagination is running away with you.

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  63. Simple Simon September 14, 2017 at 12:19 AM #

    @John September 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM “I think Sir Hilary Beckles was born in Rock Hall, St. Peter so no connection apparently to Becles Road…but a possible Quaker connection!

    Why don’t you leave Sir Hilary out of this.

    We, the African descended people, including Hilary’s grandparents and my parents, and their parents and grandparents before them and our ancestors who laboured in the fields of Rock Hall, Black Bess, Whitehall, Bawdens, Mangrove and Swans plantations, we their children and grand children and great grand children are not dead yet, although the white people tried to kill us with hard labour and low wages.

    We have not forgotten yet either

    I forbid you to call our names again.

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  64. Talking Loud Saying Nothing September 14, 2017 at 2:55 AM #

    The young man’s funeral in the link below, sadly, highlights the structural and persistent racial segregation on the island. May he rest in peace.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/09/13/final-wave/

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  65. NorthernObserver September 14, 2017 at 4:02 AM #

    “Same thing happens when you start with the premise that the planters made loads of dinero!!

    You reach flawed conclusions!!

    You make yourself totally miserable and then throw a hissy fit when others don’t buy your conclusions!!”

    In your case, that flaw is, “slavery was not a heinous and despicable crime”. Hence with all the interesting and valuable information you can produce, you selectively interpret to produce your predetermined conclusion.

    We are all guilty of this at times in life. We form certain opinions over time, and whatever we take in, we prefer to select that information which we can justify concurs with those opinions.

    You can see Handler’s error clearly, but you cannot see your own.

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  66. Bush Tea September 14, 2017 at 4:12 AM #

    @ Simple Simon ..September 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM
    ….It has NOTHING to do with Christ.
    Your imagination is running away with you.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Well said SS..
    A ‘rock-stone’ or a ‘big-rock’ is the most common aspect of the Bajan landscape….
    Only an idiot – or a mentally deranged clown, would search out such a tenuous ‘Biblical’ connection for such names….

    The wages of sin is death… but it appears that first, the initial ‘payslips’ of the particular sin of rank racism is a seriously tormented mind….
    Poor John is collecting his just reward..

    That he now lapses into these long ‘Zoe-like’ epistles of nonsense is not at all surprising to Bushie…. PLT has so succinctly and professionally confounded and dismissed his nonsense, that even Vincent seems to be seeking a way of distancing himself from the fellow madman.

    Bushie’s only wish is that PLT not be sidetracked by this petty episode of idiocy, from his substantive mission of BB education and enlightenment.

    So far, Peter has blazed a trail of enlightenment that had become overgrown ever since Sir Cave abandoned HIS assigned mission of BBBB education and enlightenment – for the albino centric lures of Sagicor and of ‘Eddykashun on the Hill’…

    P, …DO NOT BE SIDETRACKED by a mind-damaged loser….

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  67. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 14, 2017 at 6:06 AM #

    Talking Loud…they are the ones segregate themselves because they still believe they are superior beings and use it as a tool and weapon to be parasites on the lives of the majority population. ..on the island.

    ……they will have no one but themselves to blame when the tide turns and they cannot be parasitic anymore.

    John’s is a damaged, cursed mind, destined to serve and pay for his and his ancestor’s sins through eternity…Karma.

    Simple…I take it you have not seen a photo of Sunil’s mother…definitely indian…Mauritius is filled with them….many varieties…bear in mind, the original indian is black and African…the ones we know just like to play uppity with themselves.

    Last I heard…Del Mastro was looking fir concessions…robbery of the treasury and people as usual.

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  68. 555dubstreet September 14, 2017 at 6:21 AM #

    14,000,000 African youths stolen carried away to Americas

    Mothering Slaves forced to breed up to 15 children from age 13 for 20 Generations

    =
    Doing maths
    1st generation produced 105,000,000 slaves
    2nd generation produced 787,500,000 slaves

    But Slaves were culled as quick as they were bred

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  69. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 14, 2017 at 6:48 AM #

    Simple… FYI..

    “The majority of the population are Indo-Mauritians (people of Indian descent) who make up 68% of the population. Creoles (of African descent or mixed-race) are about a quarter of the population. There are approximately 30,000 Sino-Mauritians from the Hakka and other Chinese sub-ethnic/linguistic groups.”

    I can spot an indian a thousand miles away, when I was 19 years old an indigenous native from the Caribbean told me my features were those of the oldest indians known to man, thousands of years old, the ones that travelled from Africa through the world….and populated the west,

    …..trust me I know what a real indian looks like and it’s not those silky hair crooks and pretenders yall got in Barbados…..they are bad carbon copies of what real indians look like.

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  70. Redman September 14, 2017 at 7:05 AM #

    This Govt of buffoons effed up this island..Cackling hyenas & assorted miscreants permeate the political classs. High prices to live in a deteriorating society mismanaged by a bunch of “pompasetting” posers.. We like it so…

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  71. John September 14, 2017 at 7:19 AM #

    In your case, that flaw is, “slavery was not a heinous and despicable crime”. Hence with all the interesting and valuable information you can produce, you selectively interpret to produce your predetermined conclusion.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You aren’t reading what I am saying.

    I have already said that slavery is and was a crime against humanity

    … and I have included both Trans Atlantic and Trans Saharan slavery

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  72. John September 14, 2017 at 7:26 AM #

    Simple Simon September 14, 2017 at 12:19 AM #
    @John September 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM “I think Sir Hilary Beckles was born in Rock Hall, St. Peter so no connection apparently to Becles Road…but a possible Quaker connection!
    Why don’t you leave Sir Hilary out of this.
    We, the African descended people, including Hilary’s grandparents and my parents, and their parents and grandparents before them and our ancestors who laboured in the fields of Rock Hall, Black Bess, Whitehall, Bawdens, Mangrove and Swans plantations, we their children and grand children and great grand children are not dead yet, although the white people tried to kill us with hard labour and low wages.
    We have not forgotten yet either
    I forbid you to call our names again.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I am also am an African descended person …. and a European descended person … the same as Peter!!

    I also am a descendant of Native Americans, Jews and God only knows what else.

    That is what makes me a member of the human race.

    Pelau if you like!!

    So I just can’t abide by that advice!!!

    Professor Hilary Beckles and Professor Jerome Handler both have problems in their work.

    Like me, both are human.

    … and humans make mistakes!!

    Me too even though like them I try my best not to do so.

    If you examine yourself you will see there isn’t much difference between our origins!!

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  73. John September 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM #

    Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 14, 2017 at 6:48 AM #
    Simple… FYI..
    “The majority of the population are Indo-Mauritians (people of Indian descent) who make up 68% of the population. Creoles (of African descent or mixed-race) are about a quarter of the population. There are approximately 30,000 Sino-Mauritians from the Hakka and other Chinese sub-ethnic/linguistic groups.”
    I can spot an indian a thousand miles away, when I was 19 years old an indigenous native from the Caribbean told me my features were those of the oldest indians known to man, thousands of years old, the ones that travelled from Africa through the world….and populated the west,
    …..trust me I know what a real indian looks like and it’s not those silky hair crooks and pretenders yall got in Barbados…..they are bad carbon copies of what real indians look like.

    ++++++++++++++++

    Doesn’t this qualify as a racist rant?

    Mauritius was also a part of the British Empire!!!

    But Quakers I can’t find going there.

    So the Barbadian experience gave freedom to Mauritius as well.

    Here are some names of Mauritian slaves who were emancipated through our ancestors’ efforts!!

    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=BritishSlaves&gss=sfs28_ms_db&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gskw=mauritius&MSAV=1&uidh=ud5

    You see the place of Barbados in World History?

    Easily provable, no need for debate!!!!

    I am prepared to bet that the majority of the Barbadian population is of Afro European descent!!

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