Ignore Wickham, suggests Jones

Another senior member of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has dismissed the latest Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) poll.

Delivering the Astor B Watts lunchtime lecture Friday at the party’s George Street headquarters, Minister of Education Ronald Jones called on party faithful to simply ignore the findings of the poll, which was published last weekend.

“Don’t mind the polls and pollsters. If you know your constituency you will know where they went and did the poll,” he said, adding that, “they did not do it with equality”.

He further intimated that the data presented could not be trusted, while telling party supporters: “Don’t get scared, there is a victory to be harvested against the odds.

“ I don’t fight battles that I can lose. I like to be successful and I like to be associated with people who know they can be successful,” he said after DLP stalwart Robert Bobby Morris also seriously questioned the accuracy of the CADRES poll earlier this week. In fact, he outrightly dismissed it as bearing no relation to reality.

However, if the poll is to be believed, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s national popularity has taken a major nosedive, falling significantly since the last election in 2013 to a mere eight per cent behind Opposition Leader Mia Mottley with 52 per cent support and former Prime Minister Owen Arthur with 18 per cent.

Similarly, the poll suggests that support for the ruling DLP had sunk to an all time low of 11 per cent, while support for the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) had soared to 51 per cent, increasing the likelihood of a BLP landslide victory in the next election.  

28 Responses to Ignore Wickham, suggests Jones

  1. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut July 1, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Why should I ?///

  2. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler July 1, 2017 at 1:33 am

    My friend you will be ignored massively when the bell is rung.

  3. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince July 1, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Bye Jones….

  4. Kirk Fedee
    Kirk Fedee July 1, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Ass clown

  5. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens July 1, 2017 at 5:41 am

    No Opposition it looks like.

  6. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood July 1, 2017 at 5:54 am

    We the ppl will crack your head come next year , stand by

  7. harry turnover July 1, 2017 at 5:58 am

    ……Jones and wukup….You want me to ignore Wickham or you mean DEM YARD FOWLS at your lunchtime lecture ? Why you don;t ignore STUART ? next year the ELECTORATE gine IGNORE wunna.
    You shouldn’t have to tell them that…they should have known that……thats’ what yard fowls and their associates ,the palings cocks are there for.

  8. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore July 1, 2017 at 6:02 am

    And that to your own peril. The poll findings mirrows exactly the opinions of Barbarians & you’ll be a bigger fool not to accept the data. Even Kellman, as ignorant as he is, not questioning the analysis. Don’t tell me you more stupid than he. Is it that all DEM crazy?

  9. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams July 1, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Let’s put a general election in context. Do we vote for the other party because they have shown us the way forward or against the incumbent because we are fed-up? The cycle of madness is perpetuated every ten years or so. It is time that people apply for the post of Minister of Finance, Health, Labour, etc through the Public Service Commission and the populace vote for local government in their particular constituency. Barbados is on her knees because the people we choose to represent us at the constituency level don’t know jack about moving the parish or locale forward and are too busy holding down ministries which are also failing to move the country forward as a whole.

  10. Zeus July 1, 2017 at 6:17 am

    I am a betting man ….since some of you are so convince that Ronald Jones will lose his seat put your money where you mouth is …..some of you are more confident the the leader of the opposition who was in the the constituency three weekends ago and was asking if her man stand a chance ….a confident leader dont ask those questions ….far from that the opponent comes over as timid and afraid …stands in the background ….if you all dont know the horse you betting on …shut up or put your money where your mouth is

  11. Alex Alleyne July 1, 2017 at 6:20 am


  12. Louis Swann
    Louis Swann July 1, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Ummm yeh….no, ill pass mr minister.

  13. Dana Jemmott
    Dana Jemmott July 1, 2017 at 6:57 am

    We’re not only ignoring Wickham we ignoring a lot of others to.

  14. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd July 1, 2017 at 7:11 am
  15. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd July 1, 2017 at 7:15 am


  16. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens July 1, 2017 at 7:25 am

    The DLP a party that was loved by the people. Now ridiculed by the people. They now love Mottley and the BLP. We will wait and see.

    • hcalndre July 1, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Lionel Gittens, Jones reminds me of a boxing match where his man is bloody, eyes close from the beating, has to be led back to his corner, with one round to go and he still think his man could win with all the judges scoring for the opponent. That`s what is expected of a loyalist like Jonesie who would blame the judges and not the performance of his man.

  17. Blon D Mayers Trotman
    Blon D Mayers Trotman July 1, 2017 at 7:45 am

    We gine ignore wanna come June next year.

  18. Randolph July 1, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Barbadian would have to be mad to reelect a Government that has imposed the highest taxes on them in history,stopped free university education for poor black people,has not given civil servants a salary increase in almost 9 years,a PM who has not addressed the Nation in all the years he was PM,and I could go on,SSA,QEH,Housing,Potholes in the roads.Are we that stupid?

  19. hcalndre July 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I heard the morning host on CBC keeping plenty of noise as usual and saying a whole lot of nothing about Arthur not belonging to a party and still has a higher percentage rating that all of the lame duck DEMS and also said that Arthur`s name should not even be mentioned. Do this loud mouth know that people vote for a candidate even though their name is not on the ballot box through write-in votes? of course this may not be known in Barbados as yet.

  20. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba July 1, 2017 at 8:06 am


  21. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman July 1, 2017 at 8:27 am

    And if by some miracle the poll had gone the other way, y’all would have celebrated Wickham as the second coming. What a load of assholes! Go crack some heads, shoot some people and have some babies. You’ll need something to occupy your time when you are out of a job.

  22. BimJim July 1, 2017 at 9:51 am

    There seems to have been and still be a huge amount of ignoring going on by this Barbados government – and the last. You cannot be effective in ANY sector of life if you listen only to what suits you and utterly disregard what does not.

    It is true that the only poll which REALLY matters is the one on election day, but regardless of polls what is clear is that the majority of this population is sick of this government and want to see the back of it ASAP.

    If Mr. Jones wants to keep his seat it would behoove him NOT to behave and speak so arrogantly to and about those who put him there to serve the people of Barbados.

    And I think that politicians should frequently be reminded – in the strongest of terms – that they are not our masters, and we are not their servants. Clearly, over the last 40 years politicians more and more seem to need much firmer anchoring to reality while their own greed and egos jet them up into their personal castles in the clouds.

  23. Belfast July 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    What arrogance!

  24. Zeus July 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Lol…….it’s said people don’t like to hear the truth even the fourth estate

  25. Zeus July 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm


  26. Peter Clark July 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    On the Barbados Economy.

    As someone that has studied life my words are as follows.

    If we follow God’s laws, we will be blessed as a nation. Whatever we do will prosper. To support what I am saying, the following was written by a man that was inspired and used by the Holy Ghost.

    (Ps 1:1 [KJV]) – Be righteous
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

    (Ps 1:2 [KJV]) – keep the law
    But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

    (Ps 1:3 [KJV]) – and you will prosper
    And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

    You see there is divine wisdom in the law of God. If you study it you will see. A one size fits all will not work for any economy because there are too many variables. Follow God’s law and live it and prosperity will come.

    Most nations that fear God rise to become great, when a nation moves away from God it goes down. People will contest this statement; my answer is this. The strength of a nation depends on the strength of the family. When the family falls apart the nation follows. So when you have righteous God fearing families that stay together, the nation is stronger. Why? God will not let down those that serve Him.

    Just my personal view.

  27. jrsmith July 2, 2017 at 4:41 am

    God and Jesus wasn’t there for the slaves, for centuries and the same is today, its better to read a which magazine than the bible , thats why black people is going nowhere , ……. God and the Bible was put in place by the new generation of the past slave masters, to keep the blacks in control……………
    If black people is honest with themselves , present day is giving a deep look and taste of what of the slaves experience, ….

    Is it Godly that after 50 years of (Independence Dependency) that 1% of our nation , control the black masses we are still living under the heavy hand of (Massa)………………………………………

    Lets change for the better , first we have our (Black Jesus) ………


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