Solutions’ nine

Further to this week’s announcement of nine candidates to contest the next general election, Solutions Barbados has released photographs of some of them.

A juice maker, a hairdresser, a building contractor and the owner of a photography business are among the “quality” candidates announced by the Grenville Phillips 11-led Solutions Barbados to contest the next general election constitutionally due here within the next 12 months.

Grenville Phillips

While stressing that there were no merchants involved, Phillips, who was harshly criticized following his initial announcement last year of a business people only political grouping, told Barbados TODAY he was very confident that Barbadians would throw their support behind the little-known team, which also includes two computer specialists.

Julie Chalbaud

“These are quality people; really good people who have been well trained in what they are doing and that training allows them to manage the national economy,” said Phillips, who is himself a structural engineer of 25 years experience.

Andrew Banfield

While boasting that the majority of the nine candidates have like years of professional experience, Phillips further suggested that his party could provide the right fix for Barbados’ worrying economic problems.

Angela Edey

“Anyone who has been able to maintain a business in this economic environment, without Government assistance, has done well,” he said when questioned about his team’s ability to respond to address the economic issues of the day, adding that “we have decided to run because we cannot watch our country decline and simply watch from the sidelines.

Cherone Martindale

“We are also not prepared to leave our national debt to our children,” Phillips stressed.

Robert Toussaint

He is joined on the Solutions Barbados team by Benjamin Niles, a building contractor of 25 years of experience; Andrew Banfield, a computer software specialist of 25 years of experience; Robert Toussaint, a juice manufacturer of 25 years experience; Ronald Lorde, a businessman of 21 years experience; Julie Chalbaud, a photography businesswoman of 20 years experience; Angela Edey, a hair specialist of 33 years experience; Cherone Martindale, an administrator of 16 years experience and Andre Griffith, a computer specialist of 13 years experience.

Andre Griffith

However, following a retreat held by the political grouping at the weekend, Phillips admitted that so far the party had only been able to settle on representatives for St George North, St George South, St Philip West, St Philip South, St John and St James North.

He also revealed that while the plan had been to announce the slate of 30 candidates in three batches of ten, one of the initial ten had apparently developed cold feet and backed out of the race ahead of the announcement.

However, Phillips expects to be in a position to announce the party’s full slate of 30 candidates within the next two weeks, including the composition of its shadow cabinet.

Solutions Barbados is one of three recently formed political groupings seeking to reshape the political landscape dominated by the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

The other two are the United Progressive Party (UPP) led by former BLP senator Lynette Eastmond and the Barbados Integrity Movement led by Neil Holder.

80 Responses to Solutions’ nine

  1. jennifer April 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Oh no, I can see some trouble here already. League is a serious problem for this people.

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 7:52 am

      It is evident that every new generation becomes more stupid than the one before. The either move further from the goal post, forgetting what the goal was, or the very goal post itself. Mr Phillips things have now gone too far for this people for any recovery, thanks to those past leaders (the post has been forgotten). So what every you do have to ENCOMPASS stopping this people from GROPING at noon day, and not prospering in their ways.

  2. Charles Alleyne
    Charles Alleyne April 22, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    So this is the Donald Trump cabinet now…well well i am surprised that we continue to think barbadians stupid, because why are we not seeing more grass roots people who are connected to the community and are genuinely concerned about our communities and the progress of it.These so called politicians has become an elitist thing to look good as they continue to tell how well they can manage our public purse.The truth be told many of our today so called politicians care nothing about our country or the people in but only themselves ,their friends,family etc.Look after they have make a mess of our economy they are very rich and we give them a pension at 50 for the rest of their lives.The time has come for people of Barbados to asked serious questions about those who come asking for votes and claiming how they are representing the masses; but i know they only representing their pockets.Barbadians its time to wake up and asked very serious questions to all of these candidates of B,Dand all the other third parties.Our country right now is not being governed by genuine people who really care about our interest or the country and its people.They need to be serious changes as it relates to laws and governance and the way our country is being run.No more fooling around because we are at the brink of collapse, because we give reigned to persons who only interest is to get rich off the backs of the people of our country.

    • VoR April 23, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Well said.

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      @Charles Alleyne – 1000% correct. The lack of grass root people and the continual making of that proverbial league truly demonstrates a lack of incite already from this team. We need people who can see the WOOD among the trees and with a quest to removing those psyops under this thing call integration, which is keeping this people and its leaders in that back pocket syndrome. Those reigns they holding is very short and restricted.

  3. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen April 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Which country they come from ?any body know if they are West Indians?

    • Vernon Harris
      Vernon Harris April 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      I was wondering the same thing. At least we know Lynette and Wendell parties of losers

    • Mary Amos
      Mary Amos April 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      I know at least 5 of them and they are Barbadian.

  4. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler April 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Can’t be any worse than the two main choices we currently have. We ask for more choices and as soon as others show up we criticize them.

    • Carson C. Cadogan April 24, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Expect that, don’t you recognise the pattern?

      CRITICIZE, CRITICIZE, CRITICIZE, Which political party in Barbados is best known for CRITICIZING everything under the Sun.

      You guess right, THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY!!!

      These doom and gloomers finding fault of the candidates must BLP supporters.

      • Jennifer April 24, 2017 at 7:09 am

        @CCC – Carson you sound like you jumping ship. Will you be boarding this one. Sweet.

  5. Zeus April 22, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Mr Phillips are you telling me that there are actually businesses thriving in this country under this administration ….that is news to me ….I wonder if Mr Abed and his chamber of commerce is reading this ……Bajans really spending money at these businesses ….Man Grenville somebody really tell lies

  6. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman April 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    So let me guess, so most y’all like being hood winked and rob by the two main parties. Not even willing to give a listen to those brave enough to run against the establishment. Am willing to listen lets hear what are the solutions because the other two right now just pretending to care when both want power to continue to rob.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 23, 2017 at 2:25 am

      Well said ma girl. Grenville has a strategy, and though I criticised his approach, I am willing to give him a chance to prove all of us wrong or condemn him after proving all of us right. Barbados needs a new vision and a shift in its current political paradigm. Mottley is contented with keeping a few dark horses and money thirsty recylables, only because they have the money to win in their constituencies. When they get into power they arrogant and pompous displays knows no bounds. The DLP under Stuart has shown why Barbadians should never vote for these Sons of b…ches ever again. Not even me who will never cast my vote for DEM unless Stuart, Sinckler, Low Lowe, Lashley et al leave the party for ever. I DONE WID DEM AND WILL NO LONGER CAST MY VOTE FOR MOTTLEY AS THERE IS NO CHANGE IN HER!!

      • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 7:45 am

        Strange…..coming from you SSS.

        • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

          Yes it might be strange Holmes, since I have been critical of Grenville, but haven’t we all been critical of the two old parties longing for them to bring change into the political arena rather than the change that is to their benefit? We all think that his approach is a refelction of his status quo mentality amidst the statified system that is Barbados. And, that he should bring a little grass roots seasoning into his caviar flavour. However, should it not i.e. his vision, be tested before it is put on trial? After all, the BLP and DLP have all done their things to the benefit of how many, and to the pockets of how many of the illustrious few?

          • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 12:17 pm

            Well i agree… i said strange but i was not surprised having read your posits over time.

    • Brian Porte
      Brian Porte April 23, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Right now the few things he has said , he has my support. I know what I getting if I vote for both parties. Any seat he gets he will wield substantial power.

    • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Very good sentiments…..congrats. RB.

  7. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba April 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm


    • Donild Trimp April 23, 2017 at 10:48 am

      @ Peter – That would be a winning formula if Grenville can get Vic (Market Vendor) Fernandes, Ralph Taylor, Horace Cobham, Attorneys Mark Ford and Tricia Watson, Dr. Maria Agard, Patrick Frost and Patrick Hoyos to run as candidates.

      Truth be told, if that happens his Solutions Barbados would win by a landslide. Unfortunately, it would never happen so Barbadians will settle for the DLP as the only logical choice.

      So far the DLP is the only party that is outlining a path forward and that is what Barbadians want to hear.

      The BLP is a party that cannot tell the Barbadian public what they will do if elected to power and that scares the hell out of me. It should also scare the hell out of every Barbadian with brains.

  8. Peter April 22, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Thank you Mr. Grenville Phillips III for your presentation. I am not in the habit of judging a book by its cover. The fact is this country needs another political party. You have taken up the challenge and I wish you all the best. I must express my thankfulness for showcasing your list. I was thinking at one point that these people are either fictitious or are afraid to face the Bajan public for fear of criticism, condemnation and threat. I shall be frank and say that the two main parties. The BLP and the DLP are well entrenched If Solutions Barbados can hold five, or more seats, it will be good for politics as Solutions Barbados can well control the balance of power. Politicians would NOT risk doing any foolishness and passing unpopular and unwanted legislations. In my opinion, BIM headed by Neil Holder who is a front for some group hiding in the background, is not qualified to lead a political party much less a government. Checkout his educational background you will see he never completed secondary school level, He was a police officer at the lowest level, and he became an insurance salesman who calls himself an executive. He has absolutely NO knowledge of Parliamentary protocol. PEP is poop. It has always been and will always be. UPP headed by Lynette et al is really washed up failures. She is very smart and intelligent. She should join Solutions Barbados and run in St. John. The other one headed by Wendel Callender, another sweet talking washed up driftwood Is just what his initials say… WC Figure it out. All those people who are asking if your candidates are Barbadians, are nothing but narrow minded yard fowls being possibly paid like Miss undecided to say and write negative foolishness. Good luck and I wish you well. Oh I would like to see Vic (Market Vendor) Fernandes, Ralph Taylor, Horace Cobham, Attorney Mark Ford, Attorney and former Brass Tacks host Miss Watson, and Dr. Maria Agard if she is well and up to it, on your team. I am also thinking Patrick Frost and Patrick Hoyos.

  9. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba April 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm


    • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 12:46 am

      Your behavior is despicable and unwarranted,actually your monicker suits you it certainly did not take forty thieves to steal your brain. I suggest you find it quickly as i can see that you have taken leave of your senses.

  10. Anson Sobers
    Anson Sobers April 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I fail to understand this make up but okay!!! Good businessmen does not make good politicians!!! Stop trying to TRUMP barbados.

  11. Bobolee Popo April 22, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Charles,dont look for any grass-roots in this party..
    they are from the bourgeoisie political class..

  12. Bobolee Popo April 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    they will all lose their deposit..
    and the tax-man will be smiling..

  13. Milli Watt April 22, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    this is what I talking bout……make sure you got a candidate in St. Lucy

  14. Lord Arlington April 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Government’s duty is to serve the people, somehow they have managed to dislocate themselves from such duties. any new blood in the arena should be a welcome sight as general elections are drawing near.

  15. Janelle King
    Janelle King April 22, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Have the people of God arise?

  16. BaJan boy April 22, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    At least the next PM will have deposits to start with. Grenville Phillips a total waste just added a lot of dead weight to the elections. Miles withdraw before they even come out the box. Smart fellow leave the clown in their circus…

    • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Why don’t you admit that they have people like you running scared Bajan boy. I have observed that many of you Blp supporters are very concerned that maybe even a few of these candidates can upset your apple carts and make the difference i have some news for you they just might and if the result may need a tie breaker that may lead to a coalition,guess who they are likely to side with.

  17. Johnathan April 22, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Grenville Phillips a PM with a size 14 neck and a 18 collar. When you are coming to public presentation matters Grenville3. If you cannot get shirts to fit your skinny neck go get them custom made. You look stupid and want to lead a country think BaJans don’t any more sense than that…if you don’t know some of the finer social details how do u expect to lead we.. Chaaaaaa…

    • VoR April 23, 2017 at 12:08 am

      This reasoning here , this is part of the problem. We major in the minors and minor in the majors.

    • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 12:59 am

      So you are a wardrobe specialist? Well some might say clothes makes a man. That might not be that important but brains also do, read what you wrote again carefully and tell me if it makes sense as you put it.SMH.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 23, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Barbados is in serious trouble with people like you thinking the way you do. MY God.

  18. Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Mr Phillips i congratulate you do not be dismayed many scoffed at Donald Trump, heck they even said his chances were actually 98-1 odds and we know the rest is history. There is a growing sentiment that there is a need for new people in the political arena stay focused and see where it goes from there.

  19. Mr. Crowley April 23, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Regrettably, it’s people like Johnathan that allow our current politicians to be in office. Look at what your focus is on…a person’s physical appearance. So many importance issues to discuss and you are preoccupied with appearance. That’s the trouble with democracy….any idiot can vote.

    • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 1:01 am

      Mr.Crowley Johnathan’s post was a Donkey Alert.

  20. Saga Boy April 23, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I know at least 6 of the 9 candidates. They are just are known as most new candidates in the B and D camp. They are all decent law abiding citizens who have a democratic right to present themselves as candidates. Most of them are christians and will therefore run clean campaigns. Unfortunately they are likely to loose their deposits like some of the little known BLP Candidates.

  21. Romeo Crowell April 23, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Gentlemen, we should be encouraging Mr. Philips and his team not bad talking the folks at this early stage. Constructive criticism and intense scrutiny are imperative for any group of persons hoping to lead this country. But to get all involve in how they dress at this time sounds a bit like the USA elections. Clothes can be change over night but character takes years to form and I think that is where we should be focusing when reviewing a person fitness to lead.
    Our current party leaders when in dispute compare whose acts were worse and not if it was wrong or right that is how far we have fallen

  22. Wanting T Vote April 23, 2017 at 1:55 am

    My biggest concern is whether the other 21 got cold feet too, if you work it out….. 9 came and he would like to bring 10 per week and complete it in two weeks…. am I missing something. I would however like to have a good new candidate in st Philip west for consideration

  23. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 23, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Jesus H Christ, you against people that are commenting is some shyte else yeah. We have two political parties that have done more bad than they have done good. From one controversy to the next, the DLP and BLP have develop Barbados to the point where we are practically in financial ruin. What we have to show for our development is bunch of buildings that are hardly maintained, millions of dollars in wastage that are unaccounted, government system that remains non transparent and secretive, controversial ministers from both sides who are rich beyond their wildest dreams, the cry that we are independent, free education that is no longer free, and a borrow, spend and waste policy that is now our skyrocketing debt and high burden of collective woes. We asked for an alternative, a party that can rise from the people to make a difference in how we govern and, instead of giving them a chance, all we can see is what is bad and wrong about them. Jesus H Christ, have we become so intelligent, so prone to just criticising that we are now blindly illiterate and intellectually bankrupt? Of course we are going to have reservations about any of the new form parties, but to condemn them before they get a chance to prove themselves shows clearly that we really do not want an alternative partiy, we just one D or B and that is fine with all of we. My GOD, how PATHETIC HAVE WE BECOME!!!

  24. Anthony Small
    Anthony Small April 23, 2017 at 5:12 am

    I smell trump

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 7:59 am

      @Anthony – Well if he is Trump that should be good for this people as Trump is looking out for HIS people. Then we can start to remove the dead from among the living.

      • Peter April 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        I can’t help but responding to this Jenny the jackass contradictive comment. No wonder nobody likes you and can’t be associated with you. You are a snake. You have a forked tongue. First You know Trump is a white racist, You cuss whites and now you on his side supporting his dictatorship Predential orders signing style.

        • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 9:46 pm

          @Peter – The POINT is that Trump is for HIS people, a NATURAL CHARACTERISTIC for him. GOSH, Nothing more nothing less. I don’t live by likability, material things etc and such garbage. Having a conscience is the greatest thing anyone can ATTAIN in this world. And I know you can’t help yourself.

  25. Brian Porte
    Brian Porte April 23, 2017 at 5:33 am

    How can you people equate an intelligent, respectable man like Mr Phillips to Trump? Trump is a con man who got his a million dollars from his father to start his “empire”. Avoided serving Vietnam because he was rich and a who host of other stuff to show he is an unsavory unintelligent character and wunna “smelling Trump” just because he is a businessman.

    • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Do some more research Brian,and stop feeding off the crap the main stream media like CNN feed people like you!

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Brian – And a lot of that old money from Daddy was passed down from the (slavery) too, like a baton.

  26. sticks and stones April 23, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Shoe size matters! hope Mr.Phillips has pick the correct shoe size in order to walk step by step with the great leaders like Sir Grantly Adams and The Right Honorable Errol Barrow .Good luck Granville but remember in politics shoe size really matters

  27. shockin April 23, 2017 at 6:46 am

    All well said with all the critics…. which one of the winning party gets in is the debt and stress this country is in going to be written off… hell no… it has to be address first in a correct manner and then going forward in the right direction…so as it may its a very challenging situation to get out so it will take some years to unfold…. if who is in charge of this country will stop putting the $$$in the wrong places it will be better off…but the money goes in the wrong pockets or bankaccounts.

  28. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 23, 2017 at 6:49 am

    All of these people looking to get rich like those from the DLP. I will not gave them a chance.

    • Sherlock Holmes. April 23, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Note you said like the DLP shows you are living in dreamland ANGUS.

  29. Lead pipe April 23, 2017 at 7:26 am

    At the end of the day we must all take responsibility for continually voting for inept persons whom, neither the opposition nor electorate hold to account for their gross incompetence. Further to this, those amongst us who are old enough, have learnt the hard way that we CAN NEVER elect any party to a third term. At least I will not contribute to it, having been burnt by both B and D in their third term. What choice I’m left with is to change. Sadly however, whilst the lineup of this third party looks innocent and well- intentioned, we cannot afford to place our country in the hands of persons, who, while they may have been successful in their individual domains, for all intents and purposes have not proven themselves. We are not the big USA that will still recover after the gross incompetence of a rich, arrogant and bigoted jackass. Too many black women have suffered and died for me to have the right to vote and I will but sadly the choices we are left with are severely wanting on all sides……much like Trump and Clinton.

  30. jrsmith April 23, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I am not very found of politicians period,because they all play the same game , talk the talk ,walk the walk until they get your vote , what is noticeable they always fit right in in months…….
    Politicians always carry with them ulterior motives for everything they do or say as to who’s interest they working in or for…….
    When we consider, barbados has just had its 50th year of (Independence Dependency ) from then until now , we still allow 1% of our nation ,who never gets involve in our political process but still they control all aspects of bajan life , with the help of our untrustworthy politicians , what would bajans be expecting ,,, do they really want to change , if they do they must change themselves…….as to how and why they vote……………………….
    Well the new movement , Solutions barbados , make it sounds like an (IT) company but give them a chance this is not child’s play…its okay to talk but barbados needs a financial push start not patching pot holes ………………………………………….
    My take we the people of barbados come what may , cannot take anymore of the aggressive , pompous not accountable behaviour from our latest crop of government politicians , we are hurting we need something as a safe guard to hang over the politicians heads which goes for any party, we need to control them ..
    For me the continuances ,must have an automatic right to cast a vote of no confidence in that (MP) him or her to have that person remove from office if not working for the good of the people…….

    What can be more scary than the present party getting back in power, this is no joke thats what I am frighten of ….

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 8:16 am

      jrsmith – All of what you have stated has happened because this people have forgotten the GOAL and the very GOAL POST itself thanks to Barrow and his integration movement. THIS people will not even see or want to SEE any of what you have said, this is how bad it is. We the people cannot CONTROL those politicians as the control is already being done by that 1%. They would have to be OUTSIDE of the box. Once they are elected they will automatically climb into that box and stay there peeping out once in a while. Keep watching.

  31. jrsmith April 23, 2017 at 8:24 am

    @, Jennifer, hail, hail, very good shot as usual, we cannot let them get away again………………………………………………..

  32. Cloverleaf Blackwood
    Cloverleaf Blackwood April 23, 2017 at 8:26 am

    When I look at some of the comments made here about this article it truly saddens me how narrow minded and naive we as a people have become. How can we possibly equate this party or any of its members to US citizen/president Donald Trump?? That is just beyond silly.

    This island sorely needs a third political party as the BLP and DLP have already demonstrated they are corrupt institutions ran by greedy and often times incompetent politicians. Therefore, I welcome a viable third option of a party that does not consists of useless politicians and lawyers and only of businessmen, engineers and others who are at the pinnacle of their discipline as these are the type of people that are needed to drive this nation forward.

    I seriously hope this nation wake up to this reality in the very near future and hear what this new party has to say and what they are looking to bring to the table to move this nation forward. If it was up to me, any other party with well educated individuals with a serious and viable plan would get the chance in government before the BLP or DLP and there brand of criminals.

    • Donild Trimp April 23, 2017 at 11:02 am

      @ Cloverleaf Blackwood – the problem with Grenville is that he is only considering business people for candidates in his party.

      That is a hairbrain idea and it will not fly with Barbadians.

      A Professor at the UWI is not a business person, a mom with a Masters in Economics who chooses to stay at home and raise her two kids is not a business person and on and on it goes.

      A radiologic technologist ran for the DLP and won. He would not qualify to run on a SB ticket.

      The concept is flawed.

  33. sticks and stones April 23, 2017 at 10:26 am

    The problem with barbadians is having a mentally so deeply entrenched in party politics B D or third party that their inability to see the forest for the trees keep them kicking way past the goal post. Right off the bat the same old political rhetoric and grandstanding making way for the final count

  34. Saga Boy April 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Jennifer and JR Smith do you guys live in a country that is not controlled by. 1%? How is Barbadians different from the rest of the western world and what are the solutions short of a bloody revolution?

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 11:57 am

      @saga boy – LOVE THAT EXCELLENT OBSERVATION. you becoming like that wise owl sir.

  35. Harry April 23, 2017 at 11:10 am

    some of these comments make me sad, obviously free education has been wasted in this Country.

  36. Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 11:55 am

    @saga boy.

  37. Kevin April 23, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Mr Phillips, thank you. Dont be persuaded nor disheartened by these comments. Bajans have been asking for more choice, now you are given us more choice, and these on here ready to pull down, tear down and talk crap. Bajans dont know what they want.

    • Donild Trimp April 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      @Kevin – What is more choice?

      A party basing its philosophy on business people only to run on its ticket is existing in la la land.

      That is not a logical concept.

      • Kevin April 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        Well it differs from the norm that have been running in politics. I have no problem with that.

  38. jrsmith April 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    @, Saga Boy,, hail , hail, yes I do , I live in the (UK ) as well the difference the barbados 1% relates to the (UK) 21% we are still surrounded by the political connivance and in barbados the (Corporate Political Corruption ) which existed for a long time in the (UK) has gradually reach the shores of Barbados….

    If you live in a real democracy you have the right to vote shout as load as you want to , peacefully protest with out being scared to do so , politicians in the (UK) carries some accountability which our lot should learn from , what our politicians do in Barbados and get away with in the (UK) they would be arrested.
    In the (UK) politicians say the wrong thing and they are suspended from they parties in many cases have to resign, these things will never happen in Barbados….
    I wouldn’t put Barbados down ,our problem we have the wrong people in power,, we are still ahead of lots of the world because we start from a different level , lots of the world still envy us for our way of life, for us we need to take back our heritage and renew our cultured way of life…….. we dont need to throw a bottle at each , we need to control out politicians…..never ever allow them to get out of hand again , our people need to respect the fact we once punched above our weight and can do so again……

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      jrsmith – Well said. Mind you I travel between the UK, Italy and Brussels. The thing is that in BIM we are still a colonized people so we in the majority, at the bottom with the 1% on top riding. But in those countries things are reversed making our people in the minority 1% position, still getting ride. Mind you the subliminal effects and trajectories are the same. Point – something is very wrong so it will all boil down in the end to Saga boy’s last two words. Just wait and see.

  39. Mikey April 23, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    It is pathetic that you commentators who think you are smart believe that polticians will be OVERNIGHT SAINTS. No they wilol not be , but you seem to want the same OLD SOUP WARMED OVER AND OVER UNTIL IT REACHES THE POINT WHERE YOU HAVE TO FLUSH IT DOWN THE TOILET BOWL, NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
    Well, vote again and again for either the BLP or the DLP.
    Continue to prove that you are not as sensible and as educated as you think you are. Continue the stupidity of madness by doing the same thing over and over again then fold your hands and HOPE that things will change.
    WELL NOT ME. I want change and will seek that change by changing what I have done for the past 55 years – vote Dee, then Bee, then Dee, then Bee, now Dee,,,, well next time will be Solutions Barbados or a Coalition of SB plus UPP plus BIM plus any other group that think it is time to shake up the traditional political parties. HOW GOOD IS BAD WHEN IT IS SO BAD ?

    • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      @Mikey – Fair enough said but we need wait and see if this new tree will show any blossoms which can transform into fruits. WHAT WE AS A PEOPLE NEED IS A JUGGERNAUT to take away those two scales from off the fish. We shall see very soon.

      • Jennifer April 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm

        Mind you this JUGGERNAUT must perform too as a JUGGERNAUT.

  40. Sheron Inniss April 23, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    The problem I have with this team is the lack of grass roots people in the team. Grass roots people have a lot to offer. I want Barbadians to stop dwelling on Trump. I expected him to win the USA election and he did. At least he is donating his salary to various charities. I don’t see a fellow in Barbados who will do that. I don’t play the war card either and I have stopped giving money for poppy day. I do not believe in war and those who say the I Am sanctions it. A bundle of crap. That is all about greed and playing world ownership. It seems I shan’t be voting. I want something different but I want laws pass before elections due to stop a lot of the nonsense that has brought Barbados to the brink and I don’t see it happening.

  41. Harry April 23, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    @ Sheron aren’t “grass roots” people already governing this Country and look at where it has gotten us.

    And as a point of clarification during the time that Sir Henry Forde was in Parliament his salary was donated to – speaking under correction- St. Mathias church.

  42. jrsmith April 24, 2017 at 4:54 am

    @,Sheron, hail, hail, hail, your (6.55 ) fantastic shot, thank you I was shouting and being condemn for a long time now , that we in barbados need to protect ourselves against our non productive, untrustworthy , corrupt politicians and we need to put something in place to hold over their heads before the next coming election….
    We cannot take any more of they trickery , when ask ourselves the question why the poorer people in barbados must take the burden, why should we…………………………………………………
    As I said before we must put in place , the automatic right that constituents in barbados if not happy with they (MP) who is not working on they behalf , cast a vote of no confidence in the sitting (MP) and if carried , him/her out on they ears….there by holding a new bi election to replace that person…………..
    But for this to happen the people if they want change must change them selves , we need our country back………..

  43. jrsmith April 24, 2017 at 4:59 am

    @,Sheron I, hail, hail, If you care to, have a look back at my
    (8.02 ) piece……………………………………….

  44. Helicopter(8P) April 24, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Remember Barbadians ! The most intellectual Barbadians around the globe are watching and listening to your politics! Because one starts a political party does not imply he or she has the tact and stamina to be international representative of our nation. He has to be a world player and just not a regional one. His embassies must be installed by the best of colleagues who have potential knowledge and marketing techniques to take us into the future! For instance we need more brand labels across the globe. We one sponsored Television stations in New York City’s NBC and i think CBS TV It was good waking up and seeing This news is sponsored by The Barbados Tourist Board!

  45. Helicopter(8P) April 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

    above mentioned Sixth line should read” WE once sponsored Television stations in New York City”!

  46. lester April 24, 2017 at 10:57 am

    look what politics have made us a bunch of confused people by , this West Minister type of politics comes straight from our slave masters to continue the cut throat syndrome, to attack each other while the massa becomes rich, house slave cussing the field slave telling him how dumb he is, you guys sound just like that, ladies and gentlemen, POWER CORRUPTS!!!!!!, WHETHER DLP OR BLP OR ANY OTHER, GO SERVE GOD AND PRAY FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION BECAUSE NEXT YEAR WE GINE SURELY NEED IT


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