Kellman explains why he’s no longer getting ‘Down To Brass Tacks’

It is a case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t, suggests St Lucy MP and Minister of Housing Denis Kellman.

The Minister, who is known for his regular interventions on call-in programmes, such as Down To Brass Tacks on Starcom Network Inc., said he had made a decision not to frequent these radio shows anymore.

Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman.
Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman.

Kellman said his past efforts, though genuine attempts to explain Government policy to the listening public, were met with nothing but criticism.

“When you go and do that, people believe [that] you are looking for territory for yourself. And, even some of your own people criticise you and tell you to keep off the call-in programmes. Now that I am not on the programmes and the Government getting licks, everybody vex with me saying that I used to defend the party and now they can’t even hear me,” he said during a constituency meeting in St Lucy last weekend, adding that he could not possibly please everyone.

“The truth is, sometimes you need to pull back and let people appreciate what you are doing. If you are there for them all of the time, they will never appreciate your contribution,” he said.

6 Responses to Kellman explains why he’s no longer getting ‘Down To Brass Tacks’

  1. Alwin Ellis
    Alwin Ellis May 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Brass Tacks was to hot for his little ass,so the best for him and DEM is to keep yuh ass of the people radio.Foolish Man.

  2. dave May 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    You said it –“yuh cant please everyone” so you know what –Please yourself first and foremost– that way you would at least be comfortable with you. Do your thing from the heart Denis. Every man has a role to play in life. Forget people and play your role Bro !

  3. Marcia Clarke May 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    You made a valuable contribution to Brass Tacks.

  4. wayne dread May 22, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I just spent 6 weeks in barbados and in all my life, i have never heard such lousy radio programming, the talk shows highlights the opinions of the station and the same persons get an opportunity to participate each day. On occasion if someone disagree with the host point of view, they are rudely interrupted and cut off, the sad thing about this is that you have to listen to this or the slackness on the zr sound system, one is as annoying as the other.

  5. Kevin May 22, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I aint vote for this government, but I agree with you Mr Kellman. As Kid Site’s winning calypso said: “Bajans Dont Know What They Want”. They complaining that they dont hear enough from this government. However if it was one government Minister you use to hear was Mr Kellman. Agree or disagree with your views, at least you were talking and communicating. And the ways the moderators used to treat you, I would have stopped calling in from every since, not now.

  6. Ideliver69 May 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I found his contributions both enlightening and entertaining. Please came back Minister Kellman.

    Brass tacks needs your insight


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