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215 Comments on “Diaspora Corner”

  1. Hants February 5, 2016 at 8:19 PM #

    @ NorthernObserver,

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  2. Hants February 16, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    Exceptionally talented Pianist.

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  3. Hants February 16, 2016 at 8:44 PM #

    Rihanna sings a ballad.

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  4. NorthernObserver February 16, 2016 at 8:54 PM #

    @Hants
    dont come bout hey much, like u got a monopoly!!
    That is one hell of a fish, didn’t know Chinook even existed in these parts.
    All Miss Fenty needed was two whips and a paddle!! And Fenty vs Fendi, close.

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  5. Hants February 20, 2016 at 8:07 PM #

    Oh Canada!!!

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  6. Hants February 22, 2016 at 3:17 PM #

    Republic…..

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/02/21/become-republic-says-inniss/

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  7. David February 22, 2016 at 3:22 PM #

    So much rhetoric nowadays instead of engaging the people in the right way.

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  8. Hants February 22, 2016 at 9:55 PM #

    The UK is “engaging their people in a referendum about leaving the EU.”

    Why can’t we engage ours in one about the Republic of Barbados ?

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  9. David February 23, 2016 at 6:16 AM #

    The human spirit…

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  10. Hants February 24, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    Barbados still sweet. If I was there my frying pan would be sizzling with dem jacks.

    When I was a youngster we used to hook nuff a them.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/78202/fresh-fish-truck

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  11. Hants February 24, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    If they can do this in Canada why not in Barbados?

    Imagine Coverly roofs and outside walls covered in solar panels.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/net-zero-energy-condo-laval-1.3461240

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  12. David February 24, 2016 at 12:06 PM #

    @Hants

    This sector has signalled that it is struggling with lack of regulation as well as the usual lethargy that comes with state agency involvement.

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  13. David February 24, 2016 at 12:11 PM #

    Also note that the BWA and GAIA Is responsible for significant electricity usage. Why have we not targeted an aggressive conversation with these two? It is interesting that Iononics had solar panels covering a significant area to power the place.

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  14. Hants February 24, 2016 at 1:02 PM #

    Barbados should be embracing a change to solar power.

    The sun rises everyday. That you can depend on.

    Bill Gates predicts….

    http://www.vox.com/2016/2/24/11100702/bill-gates-energy

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  15. Hants February 27, 2016 at 3:46 PM #

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  16. David March 1, 2016 at 6:53 PM #

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  17. NorthernObserver March 1, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

    u turnin this from diaspora to pornucopia?

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  18. pieceuhderockyeahright March 1, 2016 at 8:19 PM #

    @ The Blogmaster

    Ammm I jes want to know when dem saying $14.99 what currency at they talking in?

    @ Hants

    I feel dat you send this to de Blogmaster I only waiting till he confirm de currency and I going know fuh sure

    But between we fellers, wearing dem tings fuh 8 hours sound like ef you going get circulation problems tuh me.

    @ northern observer

    Dat is why in we day you used tuh invite a prospective friend to de beach to see if she skin was pocksie and if everyting was hers.

    Guess tings got a way of repeating themselves

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  19. ac March 1, 2016 at 8:41 PM #

    ole man why u testing God patience by looking at them things he already gave you another reprieve listen bro them things give grown men heart attacks

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  20. Hants March 1, 2016 at 8:47 PM #

    @ pieceuhderockyeahright,

    You feel wrong. David is the buttmaster lol.

    I did post the Fleur video though

    Music and Fishing.

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  21. TheGazer March 1, 2016 at 10:08 PM #

    I thought she was amply endowed and that it was not necessary for her to go through this transformation….

    If deception is the order of the day then I will have to look for a bigger banana.

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  22. Colonel Buggy March 1, 2016 at 11:18 PM #

    Reminds me of Old Paint Turkey harnessing up his donkey.

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  23. David March 4, 2016 at 5:53 AM #

    @Hants

    Does this activity occur in the Diaspora do you think? Can we seek to exploit for economic or other benefit?

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  24. NorthernObserver March 7, 2016 at 11:34 AM #

    Yes. We call them ‘exotic dance clubs’. If you wish to keep in on a more ‘clothes on’ level, it is known as Caribana.

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  25. Hants March 7, 2016 at 12:04 PM #

    @ David,

    There is more wutlessness in the “Diaspora” than you can imagine.

    Too besides Canada has more “diversity”.

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  26. David March 7, 2016 at 12:23 PM #

    Good one Hants.

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  27. Hants March 7, 2016 at 2:06 PM #

    @ David,

    Sins of the father ? lol

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-trudeau-cattrall-idUSKCN0W91N9

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  28. Hants March 8, 2016 at 1:23 PM #

    Attention overseas Bajans.

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/03/08/lawyer-charged-with-theft/

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  29. David March 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM #

    @Hants

    What opportunities do you see here for the Diaspora?

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  30. Hants March 12, 2016 at 7:45 PM #

    “Humane” and “humanity” aptly describe the essence of a major shift in Canada’s immigration policy which places emphasis on the reunification of families in the North American colossus

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/78852/editorial-welcome-canada#sthash.XtWTilvb.dpuf

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  31. Hants March 15, 2016 at 9:55 AM #

    Be careful what you eat !

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/business/kellogg-alleged-urinating-video-1.3490684

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  32. Hants March 18, 2016 at 8:25 PM #

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  33. NorthernObserver March 18, 2016 at 9:07 PM #

    I know u just imagining being that microphone!!

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  34. pieceuhderockyeahright March 18, 2016 at 9:40 PM #

    Dere was a time when two men here pun BU wud invite an ole man to dem Diaspora party, now it is being done in secrecy and ting.

    Et tu Bruté?

    Hants, it is said dat Minister Ronald Jones recently went to give de Speech Day address at Harsun Kolig where Humpty Dumpty went school.

    De man decide to quote Julius Caesar and talk bout “de Ideas of March” when Brutus get and idea tuh kill Caesar

    But dat din de wuss ting.

    He had de whole school brek up laughing when he axe a fellow whu was Caesar’s last words and befo de young fellow answer Ronald shout out “yuh Brute yuh”

    I ent know, I din deah but deah is de rumour.

    I do know dat he did say “de chilrun are is reading well” and that he “will not tolerate teachers at his schools wearing short skirts and showing off their public hairs”

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  35. NorthernObserver March 18, 2016 at 10:17 PM #

    good one. You see effin he did go to Harsun kolij as a pupil he wudda get teach English, given de minister’s age, by one G.O.Bell aka Gobbles.
    He wouldn’t have to resort to Latin he could simply have quoted nursery rhymes and brek up de whole place. You know Jack n Jill? I mean Gobbles style.

    Jack and his fraternal companion Jill
    ascended the perpendicular peraltitude, for the express reason of aquatic exploitation.
    Jack, defying the laws of gravity, forfeited his equilibrium
    ans sustained severe lacerations to the dorsal segment of his cranium.
    Jill followed suit with revolutionary oscillations.

    May he rest in peace.

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  36. Hants March 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM #

    @ pieceuhderockyeahright,

    Minister Jones is just trying to encourage the use of Bajan dialect in its simplest form. lol

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  37. TheGazer March 19, 2016 at 4:58 PM #

    NorthernObserver
    If you really want to learn nursery rhymes then Andrew Dice Clay is the man to watch..

    I think i got this from Kolij (probably Ms Alleyne correcting some lad on punctuation – or it could be Chile (Mr Wiltshire)
    Caesar entered on his head, his helmet on his feet, his andals in his hand, his trusty sword in his eye, an angry glare

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  38. NorthernObserver March 20, 2016 at 1:48 AM #

    MECC’s condo in Toronto sold Mach 17 2016 for $5,775,000

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  39. NorthernObserver March 20, 2016 at 1:50 AM #

    @Gazer
    given the roman bent I would guess Chili.

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  40. David April 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM #

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  41. Hants April 1, 2016 at 11:21 PM #

    Thanks David,

    She is on my play lists.

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  42. Sargeant April 4, 2016 at 8:41 AM #

    Another Data leak revealing where the rich and famous (not to exclude politicians) hide their money.

    Oh well…..

    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/04/04/how-offshore-tax-havens-are-costing-canada-billions-of-dollars-a-year.html

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  43. pieceuhderockyeahright April 8, 2016 at 5:42 AM #

    @ Hants

    With an estimated street value of US $3,300 / lb these 100 lbs cumulative? shows that as long as you are white and a tourist and Canadian? A different sentencing regime is applied to you in Barbados.

    This makes mockery of all the cases that have been tried and are going to be tried against Bajans and Ralph Gonzales Vincies in our courts.

    I wonder if the Blogmaster is going to feature this mockery of our sovereignty?

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  44. David April 8, 2016 at 6:31 AM #

    @PUDRYR

    For similar cases isn’t always a case of pay a fine or x period incarcerated?

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  45. pieceuhderockyeahright April 8, 2016 at 6:51 AM #

    You are right David.

    I feel that in these cases there should be a scale with a maximum for a spliff and for specific traffic able quantities, a value equal to and possibly doubled that of that the street value.

    I want deterrence and while the death penalty is harsh? I want that even if you pay a fine you will have to do time because you and or your handler, cannot ever pay the size of the fine.

    Drugs kill, simple and plain.

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  46. Hants April 10, 2016 at 4:06 PM #

    @ Pieceuhderockyeahright who wrote “as long as you are white and a tourist and Canadian? A different sentencing regime is applied to you in Barbados.”

    It seems that way.

    How may Bajans on remand for months in Dodds for a pound or two of weed ?

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  47. NorthernObserver April 13, 2016 at 12:14 AM #

    I cannot blame the system for exacting financial gain in this situation.
    Plus, Dodds full, and you send them in there for a while, and next thing you know they get back home, and begin some legal proceeding claiming ‘whatever happened to them in Dodds’, and filling up the airwaves with negative news. Avoid crap whenever you can.
    Take the money and send them packing. Max gain, min cost.

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  48. Hants April 19, 2016 at 3:44 PM #

    Canadian dollar = 79 cents USA. Canadians may start heading south for vacations.

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  49. NorthernObserver April 19, 2016 at 5:52 PM #

    It moves with Oil….any pissing war in the middle east, and it will pitch down again?

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  50. Hants April 20, 2016 at 7:19 PM #

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  51. Sargeant April 21, 2016 at 10:32 PM #

    RIP Prince

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  52. Hants April 22, 2016 at 3:16 PM #

    THE TRIMART SUPERMARKET chain is up for sale as a going concern.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/80393/ansa-mcal-selling-trimart-chain#sthash.1cKyETtQ.dpuf

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  53. Hants April 23, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    Trout season opening day…..22 inch Rainbow on 4lb. line…Sweeeet.

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  54. David April 23, 2016 at 2:48 PM #

    @Hants

     
    CBC News Barbados added 2 new photos.

    2 hrs ·

    FISH KILL IN ST. JOSEPH

    Residents of Cattlewash St. Joseph were greeted to an unusual sight on the beach this morning…

    Hundreds of dead fish commonly referred to as Jacks .

    One frequent beachgoer told CBC news the dead fish started washing ashore from yesterday further up the coast at Tent Bay but the change of currents would have brought them to Cattlewash.

    He also suspects that it may be

    CBC News Barbados's photo.

    CBC News Barbados's photo.

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  55. Hants April 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM #

    Hopefully the MOH will investigate but it is probably the result of a red tide /algae bloom or some “natural” event.

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  56. David April 27, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

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