It’s either Mia or Owen, suggests poll

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is now more popular than the current Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

And if elections were held today, the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) would more than likely win by a landslide.

This is based on the latest public opinion poll conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) on behalf of the Nation Newspaper.

The poll, which was published in today’s Sunday Sun, suggests that support for both Stuart and his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was at an all-time low with 11 per cent of respondents indicating that they would support the DLP, compared to 51 per cent for the BLP. The remainder was undecided.

The poll, which was conducted last weekend in all 30 constituencies, sampled the views of 1,060 Barbadians.

It further indicated that satisfaction with the DLP Government was at 3.3 out of ten compared to 5.3 for the BLP.

“Currently, 71 per cent of Barbadians would like a change of Government, which is similar to the quantity of persons who believe that Barbados is on the wrong track . . . It should be noted that in 2008 when there was a change of Government the desire for change stood at 48 per cent, compared to 71 per cent currently,” the poll shows.

In terms of choices for leadership, Mottley emerged as the number one choice with 52 per cent, followed by Arthur with 18 per cent, and Stuart with eight per cent, one point more than Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo who garnered seven per cent support among respondents.

Back in 2013, Stuart’s popularity had jumped from 23 per cent to 39 per cent, putting him ahead of the former Prime Minister. However, Arthur is now ten points ahead based on the latest survey.

Support for embattled Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler plummeted with him no longer being viewed as an obvious Stuart successor, mustering only 0.6 support in terms of leadership preference behind the DLP’s Donville Inniss (six per cent); Dr David Estwick (three per cent); Richard Sealy (three per cent) and the BLP’s Dale Marshall (1.3 per cent). According to the survey, Sinckler is also positioned just one place above his DLP colleague Denis Kellman (0.2 per cent) in the leadership rankings.

“It is worth repeating that a survey is a ‘snapshot’ and factors which transpire over the coming months could impact positively or negatively on the results which are presented here,” said pollster Peter Wickham, while pointing out that heavy rains last weekend had impacted on the exercise.

He also said that the poll’s proximity to the May 30 Budget “was clearly a factor that impacted on public opinion”.

“However, this would not invalidate any assessment presented here in the context of this period of time,” the pollster assured.

CADRES listed ten political parties in the survey, including all of the recently-launched political groupings. However, none of the minority parties factored in the survey results, suggesting that the next election, which is due by the middle of next year, is a straight fight between the incumbent DLP an the main Opposition BLP.

177 Responses to It’s either Mia or Owen, suggests poll

  1. Santini More
    Santini More June 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Hahahahahaha

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  2. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman June 25, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Owen has always been popular, faults and all most people like him.

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    • Cheryl Cumberbatch
      Cheryl Cumberbatch June 26, 2017 at 6:59 am

      You are absolutely correct. He still enjoys lots of support both here and abroad. He does not need to come back though, just relax and enjoy his remaining years.

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  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    If election was to call tomorrow. The BLP will win 25 seats.

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  4. Lydia Bishop
    Lydia Bishop June 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Mia Amor Mottley Barbados 1st female prime minister.

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  5. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Who is leading this country.

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  6. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier June 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Mia Motley will definitely be our next prime minister Oran Arthur because of him a lot of people in Barbados are not comfortable with their own homes and so on and so forth so they won’t forget him

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  7. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow June 25, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Let Owen stay where he is.. .

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  8. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood June 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Not Owen Mia , we don’t want him bring gear box first

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  9. Shadwayne Antonio Decarlo Wilkinson
    Shadwayne Antonio Decarlo Wilkinson June 25, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Owen is a fantastic economist though

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  10. Oneil Shalom Mitzvah Hall
    Oneil Shalom Mitzvah Hall June 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Mia please do not get comfortable! Hit the ground! We cannot allow DLP to trick us this time around.

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  11. Ricardo Worrell
    Ricardo Worrell June 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    fumble Stuart was reported to have said “no one likes Owen Arthur”well I guess he was wrong ,maybe he was talkiing about himself lol

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  12. Kevin June 25, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Its interesting that the respondents only view Mia of the BLP as a preferred leader, the next is Dale Marshall at 1.3%. All others are DLPites.

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  13. Keen Observer June 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    We saw a poll like this just before election was called last time. This is almost amusing. It is obvious that there is an elite group of people in Barbados who are bent on manipulating the upcoming election like they tried to do last election. The poll suggestion that Barbadians feel that the BLP is more united should be the first red flag. The second is that one of the most successful tourism minister ever is not high in the leader ship rankings is the second. Perhaps the biggest red flag ever is that morality is not an important factor. To governance the be a sense morality. It is no surprise that the East magazine had Bussa today Sunday an important day for Christians. a USA had the Russians interfering, it appears they are some gender neutral persons on the west coast with deep pockets who wants to manipulate our election. This is not Irland, its not only about economic wealth. Money don’t only buy elections they can buy Polls as well.

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    • David Brathwaite June 26, 2017 at 2:33 am

      We have never seen a poll like this in the history of polling in Barbados, period.

      No government so unpopular; no opposition so popular; no Prime Minister in single digits; no Opposition Leader above 50%; no desire for change at such a stratospheric level (71%).

      This, though, is just a snap shot of a moment on time. Things can change and the BLP has to keep working.

      My point is that you should not base your arguments on nonsense; it does not look good on you, or anyone for that matter.

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    • hcalndre June 26, 2017 at 5:22 am

      @Keen Observer; look around Barbados and tell what you know about morality including yourself whom I don`t know but will take a bet that if one scratches below the surface all hell would break loose. The problem with most bajans that they live a lie and are a bunch of hypercrites and believe they are the only people who are without sin. Can anyone that born in Barbados with half their brain tied behind their back when the talk comes up about same sex relations, hear them, “not bout hay.” it was bout dey so long that its almost a natural thing.

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  14. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade June 25, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Please leave Mr Arthur. The so called BLP with the help of some did not want him to lead so they stay home now the country is in a mess. Peter Wickham was for David or Mia, now he is for Mia. He never like Owen. Yes BLP will win, ok.

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  15. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    The below poll result was published in 2012 by CADRES . Please tell me how it differs from the above poll result published today. As far as I can see the caption is different , the Co-Leader is now Leader and the former Leader was deposed in a coup. The text is the same.

    The story pusblished Sunday 20th May is as follows

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    A controversial new survey, indicating strong dissatisfaction with the performance of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), has provoked mixed reactions from the public.

    Findings of the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) public opinion poll suggest that the Freundel Stuart-led DLP, which came to power in January 2008, could well be a one-term government. General elections are constitutionally due in less than a year.

    Aired in last weekend’s Sunday Sun by the Nation Publishing Company, and conducted by CADRES Director Peter Wickham, the poll results indicate a marked shift toward former three-term prime minister and present leader of the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Owen Arthur.

    Out of some 1,080 respondents to the survey, which was conducted across the existing 30 parliamentary constituencies, just 29 percent gave a favourable approval rating to Prime Minister Stuart for his performance as head of government. A solid 43 percent recorded a negative vote.

    When asked to identify the “preferred prime minister”, the winning nod went to opposition leader and economist Arthur. He received almost 30 percent of the votes (29.8) compared with Stuart’s scant 10 percent (9.9), which represented the lowest ranking ever for a sitting Barbados prime minister.

    Bridging the gap between the two were Mia Mottley, a former deputy prime minister and attorney-general in a past BLP administration, who copped the second preferential spot; and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler who ranked third in the CADRES poll.

    Stuart, a lawyer by profession, succeeded the late Prime Minister and DLP leader David Thompson who died in October 2010 from cancer at age 48.

    The CADRES poll results, dominating the front page of the newspaper under the headline “It’s Owen”, came on the eve of Stuart hosting his first-ever regional summit of CARICOM leaders gathered in Barbados for the Second Mexico-CARICOM Summit.

    Coming out slugging in defence of the ruling party was Minister of Housing Michael Lashley.

    “When you examine our work, Barbadians cannot fault our performance, given the constraints and the environment in which we had to act. So you have to go out there in your numbers and fight for this great party. Polls don’t vote,” he told a meeting of the party faithful.

    The poll comes against the backdrop of three Caribbean governments being restricted to one-term governance since November last year: the United Workers Party in St Lucia, the Jamaica Labour Party, and earlier this month the Free National Movement in the Bahamas.

    The focus now falls on the possibility of similar electoral incidents in Barbados and Grenada, the latter for the incumbent National Democratic Congress of embattled Prime Minister Tillman Thomas who recently survived a no-confidence motion in parliament and is grappling with a series of resignations from his cabinet.

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  16. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd June 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    IT IS NOT THE BLP ASKING FOR OWEN IT IS THE DEMS ASKING FOR HIM TO LEAD DEM

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  17. Nicholas Mackie
    Nicholas Mackie June 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Who did this poll? Peter Gilkes

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    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley June 25, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Just ignore Peter Gilles, his fears are fully understood-but “what is done in the night, will come to light”

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    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley June 25, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Gilkes

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  18. Pat Prescod
    Pat Prescod June 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Stupes, give me a blp solutions pole

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  19. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    @Keen Observer
    Did you say almost amusing? No my friend, it is hilarious,hysterical, uproarious, riotous, rollicking, farcical.The young people would say that it is a “‘lol” or laugh out loud. Anytime you lie in bed wid certain animals, yuh wake up wid flees. I can’t call the name of the animals because my post will be deleted. I have to be careful with what I am saying about the first Lady and friends.

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    • hcalndre June 26, 2017 at 5:31 am

      @joan Worrell as I not familiar with who is the first lady can you name her.

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  20. Adrian June 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    And why was Kerry Simmonds not include? Is it because he would rate higher than Mia?

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  21. Pauline Lowe
    Pauline Lowe June 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t know what them doing

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  22. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    If you read the today’s poll result, you would notice that Stuart’s popularity today (11%) has increased by 1.1 % since
    2012 (9.9 %) . What was the result in 2013? Did the pollster poll the same 1000 people last weekend that he/she polled 5 years ago.

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    • harry turnover June 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Joan Worrell face facts,look and see wha going on NOW ..not in 2013…the DLP DONE…DUN…D U N DONE !!
      Denis Kellman 0.2 % ?????..Kellie mussee fuming that people want Esther before he in he own Party

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  23. BIGSKY June 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    All is well in Barbados now election are near,lower unemployment rate and an increase in tourist arrivals.Barbados is on the growth path and we are living in a land of milk and honey.YOU WILL NOT FOOL BARBADIANS AGAIN FROMHELL STUART.

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  24. Chris Baker
    Chris Baker June 25, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Time to forget the past. Mia all the way. No brainer

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  25. JAC June 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    So who, when, where and how exactly was this pole conducted. No one i know has a clue about it…… or is this one of those out of thin air fabrications.

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  26. Omar Watson
    Omar Watson June 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    The BLP was supposed to win big the last time too. So much so that Fundel talked like he didn’t have a victory speech prepared. Polls are flawed, inaccurate and irrelevant in a society like Barbados. The party who gets their supporters to come out and vote usually wins. I always heard that they’re more DEMS than Bees in Barbados.

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    • Kevin June 25, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      They are more DEMS than Bees. The Bees win when the Dems stay home.

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    • Cheryl Cumberbatch
      Cheryl Cumberbatch June 26, 2017 at 6:47 am

      They are.

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    • harry turnover June 26, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Exactly…and there are more frustrated DEMS too and that would only mean that if those frustrated DEMS don’t vote or vote BEES ,the BEES will still win….get the picture.
      Even the johnies ( St.JOHN ) tired of voting because of Prime Ministers who are NOT among the living are saying they dun wid dat and plan to vote for reality this time around.

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  27. Andria Eversley
    Andria Eversley June 25, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    No disrespect but owen had his time

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  28. Kara Wiltshire
    Kara Wiltshire June 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    BLP!!! Ready and Focused!!

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  29. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith June 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    No buy votes THE, BLP WILL WIN

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    • hcalndre June 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Angela Griffith, I`m on the lookout for the big, brown bags; plastic is transparent but at least you can see what`s in it.

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    • Ryan Green
      Ryan Green June 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

      best send greggory nicolls da memo

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  30. Alex Alleyne June 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    WHAT IS DENIS KELLMAN & ESTHER BYER SUCKOO NAMES DOING ON THIS LIST…… Can someone PLEASE TELL ME ??????.

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  31. Wendy Knight
    Wendy Knight June 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Hmmmmm wonder why?

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  32. Fancyface Gonsalves
    Fancyface Gonsalves June 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Mia Amor Mottley is the next prime minister

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  33. Ladyann Gill
    Ladyann Gill June 25, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Owen , I what Owen as Prime Minister again

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  34. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Harry Turnover

    The story is a warm-over soup from 2013. The pollster either visited the same people or hoped that Bajans would forget what was published in 2013. It should be rubbished.

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  35. Head shots June 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Don’t care who win all of them still going be a puppet for the white man ,wake up bajan people all they feed you is promises

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    • hcalndre June 26, 2017 at 9:08 am

      @Head shots, Barbados with 95% or more black and all I`m hearing is the white man running the show and I was told by a friend that the country would be better off if the white man were in charge rather than these house negroes.

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  36. Tyrone Pile
    Tyrone Pile June 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    When a prime Minister can bring integrity legislation to this country law books that should be everyone starting point to take this country out the levels it has gone to being popular won’t erase this country’s economic downgrades people need to open up their minds

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  37. Zeus June 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Peter wickham still making free money in Barbados lol……the only election that bajans was not sure who would win was the last election and he was not sure either that is why he had to bring two polls …..based on the above responses no one said that they were polled by cadres…..I have asked this question the length and breath of Barbados “were you ever polled by cadres ….do you know anyone who was polled by cadres ” ….I have never gotten an answer saying yes …….by the way how on earth can someone be an independent pollster and a political consultant at the same time ? Is that not conflict of interest ?…….Peter as far back as foundation you were always a trickster

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  38. David Cumo
    David Cumo June 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I don’t care who get in I just want cris and d body that over CBC TV 8 gone

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  39. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields June 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I done wid Owen, I with Ms. Mottley!

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  40. Yvonne Ross
    Yvonne Ross June 25, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    The time has come for Barbadians to choose a female prime minister that can get this country back on track and that person is none other than Mia Amor Mottley. She has proven time and time again why she is the one to take this country forward.

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    • Ryan Green
      Ryan Green June 26, 2017 at 10:07 am

      int nobody got a problem choosin a female for PM, but mia is a wicker and we doan want no wicker runnin nothing…there… i adressed the white elephant in the room!

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  41. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Is this the same Cadres which reversed a poll that turned out to be true in the first place?

    This was a story that was published days before the last elections.

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    The most recent CADRES poll which surprised many, that DLP leader Fruendel Stuart had eased pass Arthur has been reversed. Under pressure to explain the weekend poll which bucked a trend, Head of CADRES Peter Wickham took the sensible decision to redo the poll. The euphoria displayed by the DLPites has been short lived because the new poll has Arthur leading Stuart 37% to 32% with a 7% swing in play.

    Wuh loss Peter, where did you find that 7% in a matter of hours. Do you want me to believe you 4 years later? Guh way, do!

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  42. jrsmith June 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    The noises which is being made on this (Today’s Forum ) is not a true reflection of most bajans, bajans are frighten to speak in public challenging the politicians and scared to mention the 1% who control the nation….but is very ,very scared to demonstrate the so call democracy……
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    Since 2007 all across the world , so called educated experts cannot judge why they are are called experts , we cannot follow anything they say , ,,,,,,,,
    All these experts and the media have just made (Theresa May) who just survive being priminister making the biggest blunder in political history , although myself as from family were Dems, I cannot draw myself to cast a vote on they behalf , but I also carry doubts how strong is the BLP beyond (Mia).. they had the chance to politically slaughter the government and every chance pass them by ,as though they were in agreement with the government……………………………….
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    My take our bajan people should spend time ,considering how politicians in barbados be control and reigned in, before the coming elections….
    The thoughts if the present government stays in office ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,( WHAT THEN ) we would be getting even worst treatment than we having now, do bajans want that, things getting worst and how would the voters be able to remove them from punishing our black masses , day by day and allowing the 1% of our nation , keep imposing themselves on our black masses with out lifting a finger………………..
    We need in barbados an act of parliament namely the (Accountability Act 2017 ) which means politicians cannot do as like this present government, treating our people as like something they pick on they shoes…..voters rights can be automatically activated if we have in office non performing politicians which then can be remove from office using they voters right …. there is this frightening thought…………………………….

    We need

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  43. Sandra Lorde-Breedy
    Sandra Lorde-Breedy June 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Mia fuh sure!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne June 25, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I would advise those Mia Mottley detractors to leave her alone and let her handle the job because she’s coming good so far.

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  45. Santini More
    Santini More June 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Looks like the only way for the DLP can effectively compete at the next election is to have Owen Arthur as their leader…Stranger things have happened folks!

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  46. Valerie Hoyte
    Valerie Hoyte June 25, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I mourn because i have very Little confidence in any of them. We need better candidates and nore choice.

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  47. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne June 25, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I believe Barbados Today is just bringing Owen Arthur’s name at the very last minute so close to election time.

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  48. Reginald Taylor
    Reginald Taylor June 25, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Looking for some new blood, tired of all these recycled politicians.

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    • Iteebah Cadogan
      Iteebah Cadogan June 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      What do you think is gonna b so diff about new blood at d end of d the day they will all still b politicians and all politicians dip dem hands in d till so don’t think d new ones gin b any diff but at least with d blp we d ppl cah eat

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    • Reginald Taylor
      Reginald Taylor June 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      They will take a little longer to learn how to tief. B or D already know. I voting for new blood, who ever come. Time to start looking further than party,

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      • Roger Headley June 26, 2017 at 6:42 am

        Reginald the new parties are made up of recycled politicians and business persons – you don’t think them dun know how to tief

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    • Jay Estavez
      Jay Estavez June 25, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      I’m dying at “take a little longer to learn how to tief”

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  49. Kathy Dockins
    Kathy Dockins June 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Nice Omar you are spot on

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  50. Duane Burke
    Duane Burke June 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Ryan Bayne not just now

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  51. Jane Burnett
    Jane Burnett June 25, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    The blp needs Owen Arthur even if as their chief advisor to help get us all Bajans out of this that we are in

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  52. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley June 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Owen is past his sell by date – new blood needed

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    • Steven Williams
      Steven Williams June 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      But if most of the in the BLP are from Owen’s time what new blood are you referring too.. Dale, Kerrie, Gline, George, Peter, William,… And most of all Mia was his deputy what makes the BLP new.. Simply because it doesn’t have Owen leading it…!??

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley June 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Steven Williams then it’s time new blood was found, it’s the way forward something gas to be done and fast no matter what party

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    • Steven Williams
      Steven Williams June 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I take your point just don’t buy into that hype about Owen had his time… If a man has the right answers are you going to dismiss it.. Being PM isn’t about a game of rounders.. And somebody deserving a chance it’s about people’s lives we are talking about

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley June 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      The island needs more than he can give, it needs forward thinking. Owen is too old to bring the island back to what it was, and the future it desperately needs

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner June 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

      Sharon Woolley very well said and very true.

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    • Cheryl Cumberbatch
      Cheryl Cumberbatch June 26, 2017 at 7:05 am

      I am with you Mr. Williams. Not saying he should be brought back or even wants to be but never dismiss someone who is still capable of contributing simply because of his age.

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  53. Jane Burnett
    Jane Burnett June 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    We need the best brilliant experience minds more than ever Owen Arthur Clyde Mascoll Ryan Struangh Jeremy Stephen just a few mentioned .

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  54. Jane Burnett
    Jane Burnett June 25, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    If Owen is finish with politics let him be the chief economic advisor let Mia do her prime minister duties and she should humble and let her economic team with Owen manage the economy SHE JUST NEEDS TO HUMBLE AND PUT COUNTRY FIRST NOT EGO.

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  55. Jeff Weekes
    Jeff Weekes June 25, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Why are they using Owen in this poll ??? He is not a leader of no party.. Forget Owen !!

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  56. Lorenzo June 25, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Joan Worrell you along with CCC .Ras, Big Man, Zeus,Coralita,Greengiant ,Sticks and Stones Kevin and all the other Dem yardfowls on these blogs must be extra worried as your party could not even send at representative to defend themselves on Brasstacks today.Interesting,you all time feeding at the trough is coming to an end as I told you sweet life do not last long.you can talk all you like about 2013 no vote buying or sweet talk or same sex unions ain,t working bring the record and come.Imagine someone like Ms Suckoo a failre being touted as the second most popular above Mr Sinckler,Inniss and Sealy.That is a fact for you.

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    • harry turnover June 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Tell it like it is Lorenzo .All ah DEM yard fowls and paling cocks running scared right now and only finding comfort in what happened in 2013.
      They can see the writing on the wall but telling themselves otherwise.
      This will be more than a landslide victory that Mia and the BEES can start celebrating as of now.
      This poll only CONFIRMED what BAJANS and NON BAJANS are saying .
      The elections would only be close if Owen Arthur took over the reins of DEM and everybody knows that in gine happen or if Owen forms he own Party which too is unlikely at this last moment.
      Owen Arthur running the Country is better than Stuart and Sincklier combined and multiplied by 2

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  57. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I am hearing familiar noise. Is it Loreza the sheep bleating?

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  58. Natasha Stoute
    Natasha Stoute June 25, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Owen is too old now. Step.aside and lead Mia lead.

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  59. Keen Observer June 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Lets not pretend Lorenzo, the aim of this poll is to hoodwink the BLP into thinking that she will win the next election so that George Payne will hand over the chairmanship of the party to her so that BLP will not appear divisive in the next election. This obvious! In addition they hope to manipulate the DLP into going into election with Mr. Inniss because they feel that he is easy pickings for Mia. They are hoping the DLP supporters will think that the DLP will lose because the polls say so and stay home.

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  60. Alex Alleyne June 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    WHO WILL GIVE THEIR SKILL TO SAVE US ??????????.

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  61. Melissa Aspirations Christophis
    Melissa Aspirations Christophis June 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Have to say I liked Owen and I used to like she too.

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  62. Melissa Aspirations Christophis
    Melissa Aspirations Christophis June 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Think MIA is v good though.

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  63. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Hi Lorenza

    When I was a girl my mother call ”chick chick chick’ and the yard fowls would come to her. Fowls have instinct. I am happy to be a yardfowl. I never see a sheep move when you call it. The only thing more foolish than a ram goat is a BLP ram sheep. lol

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  64. Zeus June 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Lorenzo do you know who is the god father of Mr sinckler’s son ask Peter wickham……also ask him why did he go begging Mr sinckler to arrange for an audience with mr Stuart for him ……Peter wickham …..Reudon Eversley …..Hartley Henry were all DLP yardfowls problem is they could not have their way with Mr Stuart …..check which side of the fence they sitting on at present…….by the way stay tuned to hear how many phones were wire tapped in Barbados when a certain persons was AG amongst other things

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    • Roger Headley June 26, 2017 at 6:44 am

      How much wire tapped now?

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  65. Gale Ann Hutson
    Gale Ann Hutson June 25, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Never mind his age Natasha. The man has a brilliant mind!

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  66. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Zeus

    Sheep can’t comprehend. Why you asking it those questions. lol

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  67. Yveette Clarke June 25, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Coalition goverment. The best candidats voted in to serve. My take.

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  68. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince June 25, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Owen..
    .mistake..

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  69. Lorenzo June 25, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Zeus deal with the poll results not Mr wickham.None of what you said has anything to do with the poll.Joan worrell rehashing 2013 and you going down a personal line.Typical Dems behavior no wonder no one turn up from the DLP because all you all are good at is blaming other people for your failures I challenged Ms Worrell and she danced all around like a peacock calling me names rather than answer the question as to anything of substance this party has done since 2013.I challenge you to point me toanything the Dlp has done since 2013 of substance in other words bring the record and come.

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  70. Yveette Clarke June 25, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Coalition government. Select the best candidates from different parties. No more DLP OR BLP. Both. have politians who don’t give a dam about the masses. Need persons with foresight to move Barbados forward with help ofbthe Almighty.

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  71. Caroline Clarke
    Caroline Clarke June 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Look I don’t care about a person sexuality that has nothing to do with me , and long as they can do the job and do it efficiently. And they uphold the law and makes things better for the good of all I don’t care if they are straight. , or bandy

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    • Ryan Green
      Ryan Green June 26, 2017 at 10:20 am

      cause u izza christan and wunna nasty so

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    • Caroline Clarke
      Caroline Clarke June 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Ryan Green you don’t know anything about me ,how you know if I nasty or not why resort to insulting people to get your messages across. God hates the sin but he loves the sinner and who am I to condemn someone lifestyle ,I am the judge of nobody character or lifestyle for that matter.
      And may the grace of God be upon you today and forevermore.

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  72. Caroline Clarke
    Caroline Clarke June 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Looking to back raise somebody ????

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  73. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Zeus
    Yuh hear the sheep? it wants BLP mash . lol

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    • Breadfruit. June 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

      @ Joan

      BLP mash SWEETER than DLP mash which dus geh yuh D runnings, drain yuh pockets and got yuh scratching yuh tail all D damn time.

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  74. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba June 25, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    BRING BACK OWEN TO DO WHAT? I’M SURE THEY HAVE ECONOMIST HERE WHO CAN FILL THE VOID, WHEN THAT IMBECILE LEAVE FOR GOOD.

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  75. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton June 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Put Owen out to pasture ……. Dennis get 0.2 % in the leadership preference poll murdda ……….

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  76. Frank Bongolights Chase
    Frank Bongolights Chase June 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    How many of you will live to see next year?

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  77. Ricci Khan June 25, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I wonder….do the people in our beautiful Country want the BLP to win all 30 seats next Election constitutionally due by May 2018? Just asking.

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  78. Sunflower Granderson
    Sunflower Granderson June 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    It’s true polls are flawed, they say one time and come back with another, the person or persons who do the polls it’s obvious that they will put the political parties they are affiliated with will get the higher percentage. We don’t mind having a female prime minister, but certainly not Mia

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  79. Sunflower Granderson
    Sunflower Granderson June 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    They say one thing

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  80. Sunil Brome
    Sunil Brome June 25, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Owen Arthur is indeed a popular figure in Barbados society and can play a vital role for whichever Party secures votes.
    Until Barbados is prepared to vote on issues and not just by party loyalty we will continue to rob ourselves of democracy. If you ask any DLP die hard why would they vote DLP the only thing they will do is find something to berate the BLP about. So instead of real issues affecting Barbados we are left to see who is more popular, who putting on the biggest concert, giving away the most things and when the smoke clears we are left with politicians who dont seem to know their heads from their tails.
    The priority of a politician should be the people of Barbados not the party. Two DLP members spoke against the budget and went right back in and voted for it. Party not the people. We are our worst enemies when we allow this type of politics to continue.

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  81. Zeus June 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Lorenzo you want to deal with the poll……have you ever been polled by wickham before or do you know anyone that has …..I don’t know how old you are but apart from the last election result which mr wickham called it right and wrong in the space of three days tell me which election result in the history of politics in Barbados resulted in a surprise outcome …..by the way how can a political consultant be an independent pollster

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  82. Daniel Evelyn
    Daniel Evelyn June 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    The Cadres poll, highly favoured the BLP in the last election
    – Even after the win by the DLP, Mr. Wickham still stood by his prediction of a clear Barbados Labour Party win. Proving once again, that pollsters shouldn’t be taken seriously…

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    • Cheryl Cumberbatch
      Cheryl Cumberbatch June 26, 2017 at 6:49 am

      Most of us know what changed the results in 2013 – $$$$

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    • Ryan Green
      Ryan Green June 26, 2017 at 10:15 am

      so u feel d blp int pass cash too, i get $200 from d blp & $150 from d dlp & int vote fa nun a dem

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  83. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams June 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Unless politicians are using pseudonyms, one should be concerned that they don’t weigh in on these stories and comments. Are there no more grassroots politicians?

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  84. Khalil Keifer
    Khalil Keifer June 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    The true poll shall soon be taken. Lol

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  85. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis June 25, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Wait what percent the new parties get

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  86. Wendell Kirton
    Wendell Kirton June 25, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    This time I don’t want dry talk lower the vat free education created factorty for jobs

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  87. Greengiant June 25, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Does anything you say make a difference to the fact that this poll published by the Nation today is exactly the same poll conducted by the same cadres for the same Nation back in 2013?

    What I want you to dispute is what Joan Worrell said. ” The poll is the same as that published back in 2013 “. It’s not about who supports what party, because all parties have their supporters. It’s about facts stated by thise who have the facts. It’s about us who don’t have the short memory desease Errol Barrow spoke about. It’s about us who know and understand what each of the two parties represent. I have never supported any party blindly, and never will. I’m respected by candidates, and members of both leading parties for my frankness and courage to tell them to their faces of their failures, and the fact that Barbados needs something new that both of them only can talk about, but have not the courage to deliver.

    The B L P and D L P are as dependent on the business community as you are on the B L P. I have never been a public servant, never had a government contract, sat on any boards, gone to a politician begging for anything, and has always paid my taxes and other contributions. I am a product of state funded education, paid for by our foreparents and I will always serve the best interest of the people of this nation. So your belief that I am any kind of political fowl is far off the beaten track. I’m a lion in my own right. @Lorenzo

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  88. Kathy Griffith
    Kathy Griffith June 25, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Lesser of two evils owen

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  89. Mechell Springer
    Mechell Springer June 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    How is Owens’ name still being called de man ssy done

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  90. Philip Irie Clement
    Philip Irie Clement June 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I don’t care if lord Nelson becomes prime minister,, as long as that Robin Hood and his band of merry men are gone.

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  91. joan Worrell June 25, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    @Greengiant
    what manner of man is this that can reverse a poll result in less than three days to make his political masters believe that they would have won the 2013 elections? Should we trust anything he says or writes?

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  92. Adrian Beckles
    Adrian Beckles June 25, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Why don’t bajans wake up and stop looking at personality and look at policy that is what we need to get us out of this deep hold that these headless chickens put we in as far as I am concerned the entire dlp not one without the next should be put in a prison cell 6ft x 6ft lock the door take a boat ride across d ocean and drop d key way out in the deep where nobody can find it simply for taking Barbados from great development to a place where not even bajans want to live anymore vote BLP and lets make this country great again I approve this message

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  93. Adrian Beckles
    Adrian Beckles June 25, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Just got a call from the exiting boss breaking news fumberdell also approved this message

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  94. Arri Mayers June 25, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    The Democratic Labour Party is Dead. Long live any other party.
    Let’s wait and hear what the DLP’s CBC mouthpiece , More -Urine Holder-St John has to say.

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    • harry turnover June 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Ha ha ….Arri Mayers ,she married a johnny ( St.John ) or she from St.John ? and are you saying that she got a ” golden shower ” too…lord have mercy !!

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  95. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Remember this story 2 years ago/

    Ignore Arthur, says Wickham
    Added by Barbados Today on November 26, 2015.
    Saved under Local News, Politics

    Pollster Peter Wickham is not losing any sleep over accusations levelled against him by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur.
    Asked today to comment specifically on a charge by the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader that the party had lost the last election because of the “tale of two polls”, Wickham simply sidestepped the allegation.
    He also refused to respond to stinging charges made by Arthur that the BLP leader Mia Mottley had recently told her National Council that the party was “a tarnished brand and that the people of Barbados, based upon a Wickham poll, don’t want the party to be in Government but that they want her to be Prime Minister of Barbados.
    “That is the most dangerous doctrine and people in the Barbados Labour Party should not just . . . fall in line just in case, but they should be strong enough to speak out against what I call that despotism,” said Arthur, who has also labelled as “madness” Sunday’s decision of the BLP National Council to expel Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard.
    Peter Wickham
    Peter Wickham
    However, in response, Wickham said: “I am not commenting on Owen Arthur or anything that Owen Arthur had to say.

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  96. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Peter

    You either answer Owen’s charge of two years ago or we are not going to believe your latest poll results.

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    • Roger Headley June 26, 2017 at 6:48 am

      You’re struggling Joan. Cuh dear

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  97. Noelle Slinky
    Noelle Slinky June 26, 2017 at 2:03 am

    How people selectively forget the Owen Arthur administration had their time and they lost the election because of the economy. I’m not sure why people want to resurrect him again when Mia is the opposition party leader.

    Must it be Owen? Is it that people don’t believe the BLP have any other competent person to lead the party into an election?

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    • Cheryl Cumberbatch
      Cheryl Cumberbatch June 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

      It was not about the economy. Where did you get that? Even the Dems ran their campaign saying that B’dos was more than an economy, it was a society.

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  98. Ralph W Talma June 26, 2017 at 4:28 am

    1. I know and have very much respect for Mr Owen Arthur, who carried out his Prime Ministerial duties excellently at a time Barbados needed a firm hand. The island owes him a great deal.
    2. Our previous great leader here in the UK – Margaret Thatcher – said inter alia: every Prime Minister needed a willie. In her case Mr William Whitelaw, who for many years was in reality her Deputy PM. Perhaps, when Ms Mottley wins the forthcoming election, she should do her utmost to ensure Mr Arthur becomes her Deputy, if only behind the scene. He has a lot of knowledge which he would be willing to pass on for the benefit of Barbados, which once again, I believe, is in dire straits.
    3. Good luck and God bless Ms M. If I could vote then it would be yours.

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  99. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner June 26, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Barbados needs young energetic progressive politicians not these old backwards bunch that we have now from both of these two political parties.

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  100. Jackie Bayne
    Jackie Bayne June 26, 2017 at 6:42 am

    I will like to see a woman take a seat in bim

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  101. Sandor Barker
    Sandor Barker June 26, 2017 at 7:17 am

    We going with Mia.

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  102. Greengiant June 26, 2017 at 7:28 am

    @Joan Worrell: You ask what kind of man is the author of this poll. We need to bear in mind that we are not sure what gender the author believes he is.

    However sticking to the polls, we need to publish these polls, and the comments / responces by Arthur. I really don’t want either major party to win with any significant majority, but history has shown Barbadians going from north to south politically. We don’t ever stay central, the silly cally i’m hearing is ‘ wipe DEM out ‘. The last party with a 2/3 majority was so besides itself, that the leader said he wanted all the seats, and no opposition. Well we need to remember that an opposition is vital to the balance of this country.

    The alternative parties need to get together, make a national declaration, and hit the campaign trail now. There’s much work to be done, much bridges to rebuild with the people. These two parties have left damaged bridges throughout the country. They’re too many people who are disillusioned with both parties and need reason to come out to vote. A solid campaign, by the alternatives can result in the biggest voter turn out in decades, and a real swing at the polls. Not a swing from north to south, but from both north and south to central. That’s the only swing that will make a difference.

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  103. Zeus June 26, 2017 at 7:43 am

    All this talk about Owen Arthur …can anyone tell me what he did that was signicant to or for Barbados ….what legacy he left …..Owen was PM from 1994 ….Bill Clinton came to power in 1992 was it was said that the American economy was at its best ever under mr Clinton and the countries in the Caribbean rode on that ….the good times were had all over the Caribbean not only Barbados ….during owen’s time our FX went down to eight weeks of reserve he had to go and borrowed money which he said was for a rainy day ….the rains are falling where is the money …..can anyone remember Owen claiming that he chased the IMF out of Barbados and now his only solution to what’s happening is go to the IMF ….that is like a dog eating his vomit ……by the way miss mottley was second in command under him I am still trying to find the reasons why she is popular at this time ….during her time as opposition leader it has been controversial …failed marches …failed no confidence motions …you betting on a mr estwick to speak against his government and cross the floor …whether you are a certified attorney or not …you failed to reply to the budget instead you spoke about invoices when you have skeletons in your closet ……unless I missing something can somebody please tell me what they see in miss mottley as a leader because I can’t

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  104. sticks and stones June 26, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Once again the Cadres poll is trying to sew doubt and confusion on the political landscape. Buyer Beware
    The Cadres credibility was shot to smitterings after the last suspect abd tainted poll. Also the mechanisms behind the poll is littered with deceit and obvious political biases. There is a devilish movement on the move hell bent to destry the integrity of barbados electoral system. Buyer Beware.

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  105. sticks and stones June 26, 2017 at 8:10 am

    All this talk about Owen is just smoke and mirrors an obvious red herring to shuffle the deck and a clear example of poll tampering

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  106. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

    @ Greengiant

    Yes yes yes yes, I want to see the third parties do well in the upcoming elections. Nothing will please me more than to have a U.K type parliament where neither of the major Parties has total control at this perilous time. In another post of two days ago I suggested that the third parties should start canvassing seriously in St. Michael Central, St. Michael West, St. Michael East and St. James Central. There are other constituencies which must and will contest but time is against them trying to win all thirty seats. They must be selective. They have to band together and seek advice from Owen Arthur for the way forward. If they can get 4 seats among them and Owen decides to forget about retirement, they would be powerful power brokers in the next Parliament.

    If you are not a religious person like I , you might not agree with me but the Bible spoke about the times we are experiencing.

    2 Timothy 3New King James Version (NKJV)

    Perilous Times and Perilous Men
    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was

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  107. sticks and stones June 26, 2017 at 8:36 am

    The Cadres Poll is a game of smoke and mirrors. Why even throw Owen into the mix an obvious red herring to confuse the electorate.

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  108. sticks and stones June 26, 2017 at 8:37 am

    A poll which can be categorized as a dog and pony show with Wickham being the ring master

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  109. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

    @Greengiant
    I am having difficulty in responding to you as I would like because some of my comments may be touching raw nerves and are deleted after a warning that ” your comment is awaiting moderation”.

    However I will say that I would like to see the third parties do well in the upcoming elections and nothing will please me more than to have a U.K type parliament where neither of the major Parties has total control at this perilous time. The Bible Speaks about these times.

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  110. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 8:55 am

    This is what the Bible Says about the perilous times.

    2 Timothy 3New King James Version (NKJV)
    Perilous Times and Perilous Men
    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was

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  111. sticks and stones June 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Serms as if Cadres did not learn their lesson after the 2013 poll debacle .It is obvious that Cadres by placing OSA name is a distraction to move the attention of the electorate towards a position which will produce the necessary result the pollsters hoped for a technique used in subliminal adverstising

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  112. sticks and stones June 26, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Seems barbados today are moferating comments which are not favourable to the poll.several if my comments were place in moderate none of which were disrespectful or lewd in content
    Barbados today if you carry on in such a manner you reputation would be dragged across social media because of your biases and wanting to suppress freedom of speech

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  113. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

    @Greengiant

    If you check 2 Timothy 3 OF King James Version , you will see what the Bible has to say about these perilous times in which we live. I am not allowed to print the word of the Lord . It is awaiting moderation. Wow!!

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  114. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 9:17 am

    But yuh know what? 2 Timothy vs 10-17 gives me comfort to the aforementioned stumbling block.

    The Man of God and the Word of God

    10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. Andthem all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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  115. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 10:09 am

    The more Peter writes and talks, the more I question the validity of the poll result. I heard him in the 8.30 V.O.B news this morning, seemingly a clip from yesterday’s Brasstacks, saying who should take over the D.L.P and how it should function for the next few months before elections. In medical terms you are the radiologist. You aren’t the doctor to prescribe any medication. Man yuh built straw men and then knocked them to hell down.

    You are confirming what Owen Arthur said about you two years ago i.e

    Asked today to comment specifically on a charge by the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader that the party had lost the last election because of the “tale of two polls”, Wickham simply sidestepped the allegation.
    He also refused to respond to stinging charges made by Arthur that the BLP leader Mia Mottley had recently told her National Council that the party was “a tarnished brand and that the people of Barbados, based upon a Wickham poll, don’t want the party to be in Government but that they want her to be Prime Minister of Barbados.

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  116. Milli Watt June 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

    30-0 is a good score.

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    • David Brathwaite June 26, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Call it Zero (0) Dark Thirty (30).

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  117. jrsmith June 26, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Bajans waiting on God, thats why the government have no worry to do anything , the only plans bajans have is getting ready for the pearly gates ……. just where the 1% and the politicians want the people , thats why the government would be still in office after the up coming elections…..they learn from the white man how to control the black masses………………………………….

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  118. Breadfruit. June 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

    @ joan

    Yuh rite. Crucify he but polls will always be polls. I wonder wha u be saying now if de polls had reverse Owen and Mia numbers.
    Yuh be runnin all ovuh de yard pickin up d lill scratch grains and clucking fuh cackling dat it verify yuh calling fuh bring he back.

    @ all the others crydowner

    A quick poll from this site shows that Mia is most popular followed by Owen. It also showed that the DLP is very unpopular and will not win the next government.

    Now I aint had to call or talk to a soul fuh conduct me polls
    and I aint got d time to wuk out de percentages but winnuh shud get whey ah coming from

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  119. Breadfruit. June 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

    @ joan

    BLP mash SWEETER than DLP mash which dus geh yuh D runnings, drain yuh pockets and got yuh scratching yuh tail all D damn time.

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  120. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 11:05 am

    @ Breadfruit

    What do you expect from Peter? Owen knows him better than you or I. Until he responds to Owen’s charge, the people of Barbados, not the ones whom he said he polled, real or imaginary, will not believe his poll results. And I will remind you ad infinitum what Owen said so that it will stick in the BBBB’s craw. lol

    Asked today to comment specifically on a charge by the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader that the party had lost the last election because of the “tale of two polls”, Wickham simply sidestepped the allegation.
    He also refused to respond to stinging charges made by Arthur that the BLP leader Mia Mottley had recently told her National Council that the party was “a tarnished brand and that the people of Barbados, based upon a Wickham poll, don’t want the party to be in Government but that they want her to be Prime Minister of Barbados.

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  121. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Hi Breadfruit. Yuh too funny fuh me but I like yuh. I will pick up the lill grain from the yard but tell me something, you remember who denied Christ? I never thought I would have seen his reincarnation in this little island of Barbados. Heh heh, luka muh crosses doh nuh.

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  122. Breadfruit. June 26, 2017 at 11:45 am

    @ Joan

    BF 1:1
    MAM was crucified by owen
    But on the third election she (the anoint first female PM) rise agin and take her anointe position.

    Who jah bless….

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  123. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Breadfruit

    That is blasphemy. You are quoting Satanic verses from the unholy script of Roebuck Street. lol. All kinds uh obeah went on down there to get rid of my boy, who laid charges against the First Lady and the reincarnated denier of Jesus. I will end with the refrain

    Asked today to comment specifically on a charge by the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader that the party had lost the last election because of the “tale of two polls”, Wickham simply sidestepped the allegation.
    He also refused to respond to stinging charges made by Arthur that the BLP leader Mia Mottley had recently told her National Council that the party was “a tarnished brand and that the people of Barbados, based upon a Wickham poll, don’t want the party to be in Government but that they want her to be Prime Minister of Barbados.

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  124. Breadfruit. June 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    You keep on waiting for you political answers!

    u aint getting dis political game ting rite in yuh head atall atall.

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  125. Breadfruit. June 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Duh got you like a stuck record. Yuh spinning but it gine nuhwhere.

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  126. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Only God Almighty can tell me that this poll isn’t biased towards a BLP victory. When one takes into consideration what Owen said 2 years ago about the pollster, and the fact that recent U.K elections ended in a hung parliament, couldn’t he have asked about the possibility of third party members being elected and causing an upset at the next elections? I call it fake news.

    Refrain:-
    Asked today to comment specifically on a charge by the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader that the party had lost the last election because of the “tale of two polls”, Wickham simply sidestepped the allegation.
    He also refused to respond to stinging charges made by Arthur that the BLP leader Mia Mottley had recently told her National Council that the party was “a tarnished brand and that the people of Barbados, based upon a Wickham poll, don’t want the party to be in Government but that they want her to be Prime Minister of Barbados.

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  127. Tennyson Drakes June 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    What are the alternate solutions that Mia is offering the public of Barbados. Who make Mia this great leader all of a sudden. Name any of the Ministries that she headed in the Arthur led government that was successful. Not one. Leadership is not just the ability to oppose and talk long and hard. You just do not change a Government for changing sake. The replacement MUST bring alternate proper and practical solutions to the many problems that are currently confronting our island. The BLP is not presenting any. Why?. Because they do not have any at this point in time. We are an educated people.

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  128. Breadfruit June 26, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    @joan

    Man wait nuh
    Dus is d first on many moh polls to come
    Yuh gine hear bout de third parties later

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  129. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I am calling on all third Party prospective candidates and candidates to follow closely the power of a third party in a coalition Government. Get out there and start canvassing. Use your social media effectively. . Look at what the minority DUP has achieved by forming a coalition with the Conservatives. Barbados stands to benefit if you win seats at the next elections. Go for it . Forget the telephone pole that was done recently.

    A £1 billion deal has been done between the Conservatives and Democratic Unionist Party to prop up Theresa May’s minority Government.
    Arlene Foster, the leader of the DUP, and Mrs May agreed the deal which will see the extra funding provided to Northern Ireland over the next two years during talks at Downing Street on Monday morning.
    The deal also guarantees that there will be no changes made to the state pension triple lock which ensures pensions rise by at least 2.5 per cent every year or to winter fuel payments for pensioners.

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  130. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I heard George Belle on radio today with the old warmup soup from 2013. He has been proven wrong so often that I thought by now he would retire gracefully. He , Wickham and Joseph called the election result so wrong in 3013 that they have lost respect from the Barbados electorate. I don’t think that Joseph and Wickham are singing in the same choir these days since Joseph had the following to say about Wickham in last year’s St. Lucia elections. How can we believe these people? Read the following.

    Dr.Tennyson Joseph Rubbishes Peter Wickham’s CADRES

    Barbados based pollster Peter Wickham of CADRES has drawn the ire of UWI, Cave Hill Lecturer Dr. Tennyson Joseph.
    In a radio interview with St. Lucia radio talk show host Shelton Daniel, Joseph dealt harshly with Wickham’s narrow analysis and attempt to use ‘political sleight of hand’ to manipulate public opinion leading into the general elections.

    Wickham responded with ”The pollster maintained that Joseph’s position reflected poorly on the UWI political scientist, but worse yet, it reflected dimly on his training and discipline.

    Wickham did not stop there, saying as the head of the Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work at the Cave Hill, Joseph had tragically embarrassed the department, abandoned his training and behaved like a blind supporter of the SLP

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  131. Lorenzo June 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Greengiant you really want to reply to John Worrell as someone said she struggling trying to remain relevant by talking about 2013.If she is paid to and thinks revisiting 2013 100 times to feel better about her party I wish her luck .the free lunch for her is about to end hence her desperation .I wonder if she saw her topic of same sex unions concerned less than five percent of people,s concern but were more concerned with the handling of the economy which her party is distant second best.John Worrell if I was you I too would be very worried and desperate.i gone yardfowl.Peter wickham is a qualified pollster who has been accurate more often than not what is your claim to fame yardfowlism.

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  132. joan Worrell June 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Ba ba ba blp ram sheep have you any wool? Yes sir yes sir three bags full

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  133. harry turnover June 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Joan Worrell woman you sound real desperate fa real.If you so desperate now imagine what would happen to ya when Ronald Jones becomes the first casualty followed by Denis Lowe,Chris Sinckler and Froon in that order….the first 4 results that I want in with no other person than More- Urine- Holder- St.John reading them out.

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