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No bed of roses for St Michael South residents

Residents of St Michael South say life in the constituency has not been a bed of roses. Today they joined the man who wants to replace Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as the Member of Parliament for the area in highlighting the issues plaguing them.

Kirk Humphrey, the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) caretaker for the area, accused  Stuart of ignoring the plight of constituents.

He said the lives of women and children are under constant threat, especially at nights, because of poor lighting in the communities. He added that roads and drains in the area are also in a deplorable state.

“This constituency needs representation . . . Representation means we will hit the ground, we will get to know the people, we will build relationships and our primary concern is building the trust between ourselves and the people so we can act on the people’s behalf,” Humphrey said. 

“Silence is not a public policy and we have to be engaging and we have to . . . communicate with the people.”

Humphrey noted that parliamentarians win their seats because of the confidence of the electorate; and if their voices are ignored by the people they elect to represent them, then they have the ability to oust them. 

“We are only here because people have allowed us to be here but we will also not be here if people [so] decide,” he warned.

Humphrey said the Stuart-led administration had failed the constituents with expensive Grotto and Valerie Housing Projects and residents who were anticipating the opening of the high-rise low-income apartment complexes were left feeling cheated.

“Most people who grew up in the Bayland, Brittons Hill and Paddock cannot now get into the Grotto because the rates that they are charging are not for poor people,” Humphrey said.

54 Responses to No bed of roses for St Michael South residents

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 20, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    The prime minister already made up his mind to quit politic if he lost his seat. You all made him rich for live. Now to late. What you all complaining for. These are the same people that vote out Noel Lynch. Now you all sorry.

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    • Ricardo Worrell
      Ricardo Worrell May 21, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Lynch deserved voting out but replacing him with lord fumble a man ten times as bad was a major error. Now lord fumble will ride off with a large pension to sleep n read Socrates till the end of his days

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    • Sunshine Sunny Shine May 21, 2017 at 3:25 am

      Both Stuart and Lynch are in bed with deceit. They both arrogant, ignorant talking bafoons. If Barbados was worth their salt in principles and morals Noel Lynch would not be enjoying his spoils all like now.

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      • Peter May 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

        I could not have said it better. Truth well yold there Sunshine Sunny Shine. I cannot digest the fact that an advertising salesman at CBC a few years ago Got fired by the killer whale, went into elective politics and defeated the Lord Sandy. That whale was the outside deputy of the same Lord. The winner became an arrogant big-up and now owns a US$ 10 million plantation . What about financial accountability? How did that happen? Isn’t corruption everywhere? especially with politicians? Mia you got to come real clean.

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        • Sunshine Sunny Shine May 22, 2017 at 12:36 am

          You must be under some type of fever. No attack on the SSS, darn. And to think I was hoping that this would have been the beginning of a nice little war between you and I.
          The truth of the matter is that Noel Lynch, whom we all know was one of the nasty pretenders in the BLP line up, is rich beyond imagination. He would love Barbados to believe that he worked very hard for his plantation and never receive a kickback or drawback; never went into collusion with private sector companies contracted to do work under his watch as the then Tourism Minister for those companies to pay him the agreed percentage, never met with any of them in a secluded spot to collect his ill gotten gains, and not in current agreement with them to hoard his millions in their companies or in Vault, under anonymity, so that the money cannot be tracked. Yes sir, Noel Lynch worked hard for every cent of his millions. He reminds me so much of Dennis Low Lowe who, struggling before coming into politics, was able to obtain his riches from an inheritance of millions his mother left for him in a trust fund as well through an SMS cell phone message reminding some person not to forget to put in his cut. Well we know all this hearsay and speculation or is it? As to the Prime Minister, he is a child of God.

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    • Shurland Prince
      Shurland Prince May 21, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Hahaha!!! What about Owen large pension at the public expense Ricardo Worrell??

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    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn May 21, 2017 at 9:54 am

      MR OWEN ARTHUR IS ONE OF THE BEST PRIME MINISTER BARBADOS HAVE SEEN AFTER MR TOM ADAMS AND MR BARROW. BARBADOS WAS THE TOP COUNTRY WHEN HE WAS THE PRIME MINISTER. A LOT FOOLISH IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO GET BRAIN WASH BY THESE DLP MINISTERS. SAYING THAT HE LEAVE THE COUNTRY IN A LOT OF DEATH. IF I SELLL YOU A HOUSE AND IT DAMAGE YOU WOULD NOT REPAIR IT WHEN IT WANTS REPAIRING. MR THOMPSON KNOW THAT THE COUNTRY WAS IN DETH BEFORE HE WON THE ELECTION. WHEN MR OWEN ARTHUR WIN THE GOVERNMENT IN 1994 THE COUNTRY WAS NOT IN ANY DEATH EVERY THING WAS SMOOTH.

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      • Mark My Word May 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        Take a Rest Angus, you getting too emotional, you might get a stroke or heart attack, go get a sea bath and relax yuhself.

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  2. Saga Boy May 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Happens all the time. Young people follow around candidates but they do not vote. Elections are won on election day regardless of what the constituents say prior to election day. The man with the best skills in motivating the electorate on election day will be the winner.

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  3. Basil Bradshaw
    Basil Bradshaw May 21, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Strange that these rubbing shoulders photos only show party faithfuls where are the constituency people

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  4. Keen Observer May 21, 2017 at 6:54 am

    It always difficult as PM to do to as much as you would like for constituency. The truth is a PM constituency is the whole country. Tom Adams and Errol Barrow were committed to the whole country as they should be. I prefer Barbados to be placed ahead of any individual constituency because I may not always live in the same constituency but I will always live in Barbados.

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  5. Mark My Word May 21, 2017 at 8:55 am

    If two Prime Ministers could not turn around the fortunes of that constituency what can a light weight Nom de Plume who won’t be even a Minister do, you can fool some de people, some de time, but you can’t fool all de people all de time. Unless he got a money tree in he back yard, wishful thinking. Tom Adams was in St.Thomas, Owen Arthur was St.Peter, Errol Barrow St. John guess Lord Humphrey was born yesterday.

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  6. Greengiant May 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    St. Michael South was lacking representation long before Stuart became it’s representative. Sandi did much i must say, we got road improvement, lighting, sports facilities, community centers, and educational facilities during Sandiford’s years.

    Problem is most of the young people who’s parents supported Sandiford has made no use of what Sandiford has provided. Now they are saying that stuart has done nothing. Lynch gave many of them jobs, money, paid their bills, he found as Humphrey will find physical infrastructure, but a youth where the majority lacks skills or education and are practically employable.

    Humphrey too will fall short of expectations as the young people of this country feels the government should provide jobs for them. So when they can’t get what they expect they will turn against their representative, Humphrey will be treated like Stuart, Lynch, and Sandiford. If Lionel Craig was alive he would tell young Humphrey the history of dealing with the people in this constituency.

    The Barbadian electorate need representatives who are going to tell them the truth. ” Tell your children to make better use of education provided by hard working tax payers, be more productive citizens, stay in education and off the blocks, let the drug lords keep their guns and narcotics as this only leads to the points of a dangerous triangle. ” Hospital, cemetary, or jail “.

    We need a government who will decide before being elected what size public sector, and which critical departments is sustainable. Which departments will be privatized, which will be merged, how will the private sector be engaged in a new partnership, how will our tax system be restructured for more efficient collection and reimbursment of revenue. How will the constituency councils work for the people. These are the critical issues that will bring this country’s economy out of the current slump.

    The councils can be major employers of the young people, improving their skills and maintaing all services at the constituency level. Problem is both major parties uses the departments to repay their political yardfowls for work during the campaing. These supporters in turn use these state enterprises to provide income streams for family, friends, and others sent to them that the cycle of payment in lieu of production continues. Then the cycle of borrowing to prop up state agencies leading to an unsustainable (dept to GDP) ratio continues.

    Can the people reall vote for this again? This is all the two major parties have done for us. For them the ‘ X ‘ is treated like a cell phone plan, ” post paid with a job after the election or prepaid in the alleged cash for votes scheme “. This too is unsustainable. Will the people really vote for this?

    Sadly, Humphrey or no other candidate can make the changes they will promise unless their party makes needed policy decisions. We are already familiar with the policies of both BLP and DLP. Thath’s why we need a new party.

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  7. Angel Blossoms
    Angel Blossoms May 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

    If he wins the seat he will do the same . Lie to the Constituents for a vote then you can never find them at the branch offices .They usual tactics is to get the secretary to say they aren’t there when she already knows he have no plan of turning up, cause they don’t want to be bothered by those who put them there.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba May 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      BLOSSOMS IF ONE DON’T GIVE AH PERSON AH CHANCE, HOW WE CAN KNOW WHAT THEY WILL DO….EVERYONE ARE NOT THE SAME…JUST LOOKING AT IT FROM ANOTHER SIDE.

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    • Angel Blossoms
      Angel Blossoms May 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      AliBaba I am all for giving people a chance but not anyone that’s in politics. I have a representative of my constituency and only saw her once in 4 yrs. Don’t compare the man in the streets with politicians they are liars and only want that seat for money and privilege. The few that’s a bit good are the ones who remember where they came from and who put them there. I don’t know of any politician that visits they Constituents other than when it’s time to vote. Politicians take care of they friends who are already stinking rich while the poor suffers .It’s near time to vote the ones that want to get in will come with promises , the ones that’s in will try to buy they way with money and technology gadgets and what ever they can think off to stay in the House of Assembly. Everyone isn’t the same but politicians are all the same show me one who is different.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba May 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Angel Blossoms ALL I’M SAYING THE MAN IN THE STREETS WHO WANT TO GET IN, WE WILL SEE WHAT HE/SHE CAN DO IF ELECTED……BUT WE KNOW FOR SURE WHO ALREADY INSIDE WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR SURE. WELL PROMISES ARE COMFORT TO AH FOOL BLOSSOMS IN MY CONSTITUENCY I SEE DALE MARSHALL MANY TIMES, HE’S VERY APPROACHABLE, COOL CHAP.

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    • Angel Blossoms
      Angel Blossoms May 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Ali Baba I understand you it’s just my opinion.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba May 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      YES I RESPECT YOUR OPINION..BLOSSOMS

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  8. Peter May 21, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Stuart is mandated from command center on George Street to give it up. Richard is their man to lead the DEMs. Bottom line is they know they’re going to lose a lot of seats. Mia Just watch your back. Snakes in De grass. I expect you to get hit by a Marshall Payne Owen old but he’s clever. He got an agenda. Don’t care what they say. Just look out for what they gine do….

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  9. Nickk Moore
    Nickk Moore May 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I see you have a short memory. Last time I check the other party supported the elites also.

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  10. Mark My Word May 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Common sense is now an endangered species
    Stupidity has taken over Barbados
    Unfortunately there is no know cure
    So just make a promise to a fool or yard fowl and you gone clear two terms in office get a big fat pension and
    a fool can always be a mislead and a yard fowl always a yard fowl

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    • Jennifer May 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      MMW – I like this way of thinking.

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  11. jrsmith May 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Bajans want change , but are cowards frighten to open they mouths, all they do stand up ,raise they right hand, bow they heads and nothing comes from their mouths…………………
    My take this government will win the next election.,, all they will do if there is a manifesto , change the colour and pass it out to the different religions… job done , no corned beef ,biscuits and rum this time, no need to………………………………………………

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  12. jrsmith May 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    What our black people need in Barbados , is protection against our politicians , thats being able to remove from office the (MPs) we cast a vote for and being able to remove them if they are not working for the constituency with that same vote………………….

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  13. Milli Watt May 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    a choice between the devil and deep blue sea you take your pick as to who is who in this scenario

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    • Mark My Word May 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      We might end up with the lesser of the two Evil, and hope for the best or prepare for the worst.

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  14. Mr Rock usa May 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    How about stopimng the party talk and start something new. How about educated barbadians both at home and overseas start a new party of the people for the peoples to save Barbados. Ps. I’m waiting to see the peoples that would tell me that can’t work in Barbados.

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    • Jennifer May 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Mr Rock usa – Hun, depending on where you are going with this, I am afraid it is a little too late. You have to understand the rudiments to see what I mean. The education is where all of the problems begin and end. And that ain’t changing in any hurry either.

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  15. Greengiant May 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    There’s already a new party with the capacity to serve our country. The party is called Solutions Barbados @Mr Rock USA.

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  16. jrsmith May 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    @, Mr R usa , hail, hail, good shot on the button, 7 others and myself have an idea to saved barbados , but its as like starting a company but you must purchase the debt…… finding the money, lots of it is the challenge , our present government has put barbados in the firing line, the trust barbados had on the world stage is tainted …
    My friends and I we met up in (Toronto) we were invited to a small seminar , discussing the ( Caribbean region ) mid to upper investments (Venture Capital) and one thing which stood out and is in investors minds which shocked us the past about barbados the last (AUDIT GENERAL’S) report ……800 millions bds dollars missing which no politician said anything about…sad very sad…

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    • Jennifer May 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      @jrsmith – Not trying to be a sore plumb, but the world stage is the problem too. What we as a people need is our OWN world rebuilding and a stage for starters.

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  17. Greengiant May 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Sadly Blossoms is very correct, new representatives are lead by their party’s policies, not the parties by the policies of the representative. So we know what to expect from those representing the two leading parties. You will learn a hard lesson about politicians like we have.@Ali Baba

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  18. Angel Blossoms
    Angel Blossoms May 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Nickk Moore it’s true they are all the same.

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  19. Mr Rock usa May 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I said stop the talk and all i see is more talk. No one took my challenge or added anything of importance. The journey of a thousand miles begain with one step mr and miss bajans. If a new party can be form in Barbados, then form it outside of Barbados with the right tallen, plan and finance. The tine is right for a new direction and new thinking. Look at the history book for inspiration.

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  20. Jennifer May 22, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Operation coon club. It is very difficult to achieve any headway/change for the masses by way of wealth when dealing with coons. They are that bag of rock hard cement which is hooked to the feet pulling the masses into that drowning position. They always have been and they always will be. Poor souls, they keep selling themselves for nought. Start to blame them so called heroes.

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  21. Carson C Cadogan May 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Register to vote

    or to:
    update your name, address or other details on the electoral register

    Vote to keep out the Barbados Labour Party.

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  22. Carson C Cadogan May 22, 2017 at 11:31 am

    What do you call a person who focuses on the negatives but ignores the positives?

    A Barbados Labour Party supporter!!!!

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    • Sunshine Sunny Shine May 22, 2017 at 11:39 am

      What you call a person who ignores all the wrong doing of their party and is obllivious to the hardships they created for the poor?

      Democratic Labour Puppet

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      • Jennifer May 22, 2017 at 11:50 am

        The swinging PENDULUM is the problem.

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        • Jennifer May 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm

          @SSS – I can see where you does be headed. But the problem is that we got two rotten pieces of wood with much rotten nails. Then we got ignorance which is the worst enemy to this people, and for many years that ignorance was fed upon by our corrupt leaders. And this feeding started many years ago. Take a good look at the mills. Oh, and obtaining CHANNELED education has everything to do with the said ignorance. This is why the more educated they are they will display the same level of ignorance. The lack of critical thinking has resulted in this Lazarus effect.

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  23. Carson C Cadogan May 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Since the Barbados news media wont ask these questions and concerned Bajans want to know, LET ME ASK YOU THESE QUESTIONS:

    What is your and your part’s position on:

    Will your party legalise Lesbianism in Barbados

    Will your Party legalise Homosexuality in Barbados

    Will your party legalise prostitution in Barbados

    will your party legalise same sex marriages in Barbados

    will your party legalise weed in Barbados

    will your party legalise casino gambling in Barbados

    Concerned Bajans want to know before they cast their votes what is your party’s position on the above.

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    • Jennifer May 22, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      CCC – YES to all of the above. We can all smell it coming in that $hitty pipeline. When you lie with dogs you must get flees.

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  24. Mr Rock USA May 22, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    It was rightly said that some bajan’s got bear mouth. true statement. forget the BLP/DLP crap. two names one party of braindead corrupt crooks. Stop voting for them! start running as independence. do you understand the power of about six or more independences in parliament? nothing get pass without they support. in doing so Barbados will have greater oversight on the working of a bad behave government. Go for it people!

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  25. Mr Rock USA May 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Mr.Carson, you bet the BLP will do all of that and more to destroy our way of life. the question is this, Does anyone in Barbados care enough about our values to do something about it? start by protecting our way of life. the Christian way of doing what the bible thought us to do. What our great grand parents thought us. there is no future in a nasty lifestyle. as my Mom would say “you cant live fast and long” wake up Barbados and stop following the other counties to hell.

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    • Carson C Cadogan May 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Well said.

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  26. Carson C Cadogan May 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    From 2008 up to Saturday 20 May, 2017, your Barbados Labour Party has been black balling and DOOM AND GLOOM every one, everything, everywhere in Barbados.

    It is time to turn the page. Elections are next year.

    Concerned Bajans want specifics:

    With your close friendships with the MUSLIM community, have you given them the assurance that they can set up SHARIA LAW in Barbados?

    Have your Barbados Labour Party given the assurances to fringe sexual groups that any new Barbados Labour Party will meet all their demands?

    Will your party marginalise the CHRISTIAN community in Barbados in favour of others whose agendas are not in keeping with CHRISTIAN principles?

    Concerned Bajans want to know before they cast their votes.

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  27. Carson C Cadogan May 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Line 8 should be:

    Barbados Labour Party Administration

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  28. lester May 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    The field slaves and house slaves are at it again, when will you guys stop? Politicians are opportunist, they take our money and spend it on us and then say look what i have done, wake up people its our tax payers money that they use, stupse, its a job everybody wants and these opportunist will say anything to get it btw ALL OF THEM ARE FRIENDS!!!!!! but we out here attacking each other, wow how dumb can a people be

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    • Jennifer May 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      @Lester – Sweet, well u put a shiny nail straight in that coffin. Oh the walking dead. HAHAHAHAHAHAHaaaaaaaa. Oh rise house of lazarus.

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  29. jrsmith May 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    @, Jennifer , hail , hail, good shot but your (12.17 ) stands out..
    Bajans all , I am scared of what may happen ………. because …..
    @, Carson , C C , hail, hail, you are right , this present government will win the upcoming elections ………
    **************************************************
    This government is doing something right , how could a crooked corrupt government as this one gotten away after a published ( AUDIT GENERAL’S) report showing ( 800 millions bds dollars ) of black bajans tax payers money cannot be accounted for and as a matter of fact I blame all the bajan politicians , I am not voting for none of them, they cannot be trusted,

    This government should have been strip apart by the opposition , they done nothing nothing ,…. why, why………

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    • Jennifer May 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      @Jrsmith – I like that “because……”
      What is opposite and yet similar????? Due to much debris we have a great need for much mental flossing, I am afraid. In this place major things do not matter only minor.

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  30. Lorenzo May 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Carson Cadogan how many votes you got.only one like the rest of us,therefore stop grandstanding.I have some questions for you 1Have you pai d the old lady in st Michael central light bill yet from the last election and will you be going back to her house.2 where is the 800 million unaccounted for as reported by the auditor general report.3What is the final cost of the st john polyclinic.4When will the imported garbage trucks arrive in Barbados and be fully operational I think Mr Lowe rather than speaking about same sex marriages should address this.When will the PM address the country about the state of the economy.6 when will minister Jones address the teachers concerns.I gone.

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  31. BaJan boy May 23, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Carson Cadogan you and. You and the rest of the lazy careless,inept cabinet of this country really think Bajans ,intelligent bajans will fall for the same nonsense like they did last elections. You just cursed Donville Innis because he stated categorically the whole same sex marriage talk by u and the light handed Denis Lowe is so just not an issue that you two ought to be ashamed. The issues are the poor unmanageable economy, the University fees that you all have destroyed our children’s future with,the horrible state of our health services and the QEH. The two day emergency wait at A&E, The poor housing and the high cost of the few that have been made available while the others remain closed and rotted, the horrible state of our roads, the continue high crime rate and the accompanying high level of unemployment. The parents who can’t send their children to school because they don’t have a cent and children go to bed hungry at night when you guys never had guts too full, the number of people who cannot even afford road taxes and over 10 000 cars on the road with out taxes being paid. The corruption in Your quarters where even one of you barely do enough and just don’t care what happens to our country the poor social services. No sports development model, not even a facility. The tourism sector poor managed and is now dead. No off shore business because investors are weary about the management of th economy and the disregard for transparency. The Auditor General’s report where your Prime Minister cannot account for 800million dollars and according to him he will not loos sleep.
    The transport system that has had absolutely nothing done to it in 9 years and the people suffer. The horrible sanitation service service whilst the diesrectful lying Ministes get fat. The BMWs that you Ministers are driving from Transtec after he has been given all of the work from Trnasport Board,Sanitation,NCC, Water Authority,Ministry of health and the government is paying mechanics in those offices for doing absolutely nothing whilst you get BMW’s as thank you gifts. The water tanks in the north of the country that instead of purchasing the minister approves a lease and is paying tens of thousands of dollars in lease every month yet the employees at Water authority service them and Minister enjoys his sales commission.
    The hard rock cement saga where the building still stands on the flour mill site in defiance of town planning’ failure to approve and then notice to remove. The payment of the 250k for the speaker of the house to old man whose funds for the sale of his house was converted to ones use and benefit. The 180k discovered since that which belong to Robinson and was hushed up whilst the man settle it for him. The level of dishonesty and unfair treatment of our people have been appealing to say the say the least. When you talk of morality just check and see who impregnated the 15 year old in St. Andrew and even refused to support the child whilst he now get a rental gate and speaking bout some one put expletives on it.
    You guys have taken this country not only to the pits of social care to the pits of hell and each of you will pay. This indifference about morality the Democratic Labour Party ought to be ashamed to come back to the people of Barbados to ask for anything fa less a vote.

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