Don’t go there ‘Johnny’, warns ex Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has hit back forcefully at Barbados Labour Party (BLP) stalwart Sir Richard ‘Johnny’ Cheltenham for suggesting that the Opposition was currently united, following his departure from the party close to three years ago.

“I can only call that an unbelievable lie,” said Arthur this morning in a very acid response to Sir Richard, in which he pointed out that “since I have left the Barbados Labour Party [in July 2014], they have thrown out Maria Agard – that would have to be a most curious way of showing unity. Lynette Eastmond has left to form her own political party – that is a curious way of showing unity. Wendell Callender is the process of forming his own party as well, and you have other splinter groups being formed out of the Labour Party.”

Therefore, he said “the notion that the Labour Party is now so much united as never before is not something that can be borne out by evidence before us”. In fact, he deemed it “a most ridiculous assertion” by Sir Richard, who he further accused of performing a “propagandist” role on behalf of current BLP leader Mia Mottley.

The stinging rebuke of the BLP elder came after Sir Richard sought to pin an ongoing public feud between the former BLP cohorts on Arthur, saying, “this man is always attacking this lady, but this lady has nothing adverse to say about him”.

However, Arthur cautioned today that Mottley was in the habit “of not speaking through her own voice” but “speaking through surrogates” , while warning Sir Richard in particular that he was not about to lie down and play dead.

“He is not going to run me from the field. I will have to say about Miss Mottley what I have to say and I will have to say about Mr Cheltenham what I have to say,” he told Barbados TODAY, while contending that his recent criticisms of the Opposition were justified and that he would not allow them to get lost in the “fog of folly that Johnny Cheltenham has brought to it”.

Sir Richard ‘Johnny’ Cheltenham, QC

Arthur explained that under his leadership between 1994 and 2008, the BLP had carried out “important” reform of the domestic tax system by abolishing 11 indirect taxes and 44 fees and replacing them with one tax – the Valued Added Tax (VAT).

He suggested that since then, the whole system has been “convoluted and confused by a [Democratic Labour Party] Government that doesn’t know what it is doing”. But instead of defending its successful VAT legacy, he lamented that the BLP, under Mottley’s command, was now seemingly prepared to sit and allow the trade unions to take the fight to Government on the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL).

“The Labour Party should have no difficulty in having a position which says, ‘no social responsibility levy, let us fix the VAT,’” said Arthur.

“Now if that is to be construed as an attack on Mottley, then so be it, but there is a Constitution of Barbados that defines and prescribes a role for an Opposition [and] we are having in this country a very serious debate about the structure and content of Government’s economic policy that can have a bearing on the well-being of the people and the future of the economy and society. The Opposition has been silent in the matter . . . and they feel that they can win the Government by saying nothing and leave the opposition to Government’s policies that they don’t agree with  to be carried – not by them as prescribed by the Constitution – but to be carried by others, and I think that is something that is wrong, that needs to be condemned in the strongest terms,” he added.

In the wake of a 48-hour ultimatum issued by the trade unions for Government to grant relief to workers from the NSRL or else, Arthur further warned the BLP that “elections in this country cannot and will not be won by stealth”.

‘In 1994 I told the country, ‘job number one was jobs’ and outlined a clear ten-point programme as to how we were going to deal with it. And so it has to be, the Labour Party can’t now say that, ‘oh, let us change the Government and have Mia Mottley as Prime Minister and away with Freundel Stuart’. That is utter nonsense. That is clap trap,” he insisted.

However, Arthur reserved his harshest criticism for Sir Richard whom he accused of practising “classism”, while warning that one day he would have to tell the full story of “why as Prime Minister I had to get rid of Cheltenham from my Cabinet”.

“He [Sir Richard] has had a long history of attacking people. In 1971 on the platform of the Barbados Labour Party he led a most scurrilous attack on [the DLP’s candidate Anderson Peanuts Morrison]. It was tinted with classism and it cost [the then BLP leader Bernard] Bree St John a seat and the Government. That is Cheltenham for you.

“Then he went to Christ Church East and he won his seat by the skin of his teeth and there he led a most ridiculous and scurrilous attack on Ginger Borne [before moving to] Joseph where he was always referring to [his opponent Randall] Rouse as ‘the head and belly man’ and Rouse had him to beat and he had to flee from St Joseph again. So I am accustomed to these kinds of attacks.

“This has been the hallmark of Johnny Cheltenham’s political career. So like all the others who I have just referenced – whether it is Bree, Peanuts, Ginger Bourne – I now know what it feels like to be savaged by a political sheep,” Arthur disparagingly said.

He also suggested that Sir Richard’s whole statement yesterday in which he stoutly defended Mottley leadership “sounds as though he is a man out fishing for something”.

However, the former Prime Minister warned the BLP elder whose name is among those being touted within the Opposition as a possible candidate for the position of Governor General that “recent events may suggest that if he is fishing for something, he is fishing in a dry pond”.

73 Responses to Don’t go there ‘Johnny’, warns ex Prime Minister

  1. Jackie Griffith
    Jackie Griffith July 15, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I can’t understand why this man doesn’t fade quietly into the night. You departed and have been trying from all angles to,tear this party down.

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    • Sherwin Patterson
      Sherwin Patterson July 15, 2017 at 12:54 am

      His time passed

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    • Wayne T Griffith
      Wayne T Griffith July 15, 2017 at 2:53 am

      Mr Arthur is the MP for St. Peter and has the right to speak on national issues. Who Johnny representing?

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    • Wayne T Griffith
      Wayne T Griffith July 15, 2017 at 7:23 am

      After all has been said and done he has as much right or more to say what he likes. Just as Denis Kellman and all Parliamentarians whether agree with them or not.

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  2. David Simpson
    David Simpson July 15, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Don’t shoot the messenger…..does the message have substance?

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  3. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd July 15, 2017 at 1:25 am

    HE KEEP TALKING ABOUT MARIA AND LYNNETTE BECAUSE THE PLOT DROP THROUGH THAT YOU PLANNED WITH MARIA AGARD YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD DO IT A SECOND TIME
    YOU LOST A BYE ELECTION AND TWO GENERAL ELECTIONS THE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT YOU TOOOOO POWER HUNGRY

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    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd July 15, 2017 at 7:08 am

      ADRIAN WHEN HE BEHAVE LIKE A STATESMAN I WILL STOP SHOUTING

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  4. Duane Burke
    Duane Burke July 15, 2017 at 1:44 am

    For a change OSA being interviewed by Barbados Today. Who would have thought?

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  5. Marlin Greaves
    Marlin Greaves July 15, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Barbados only had three prime minister Errol Barrow, TomAdams and RH Owen Seymour Arthur’s.

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  6. Larry Moore
    Larry Moore July 15, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Sounds like he’s getting spiteful in old age does that reflect really badly yes I say losing his respect for Mia trying to bully her now barbados realise what’s going on lashing like a sword plp who canvass sat in parliament with him was a minister under him and he could go back to 1971 and he should remember calling Harold Hoyte a negrocrat Hmmm no no your tongue was razor sharp

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  7. Larry Moore
    Larry Moore July 15, 2017 at 2:07 am

    This man is prepared to talk about stuff that took place in his cabinets over time all the man said is that to leave Mia alone and let her do her job

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  8. Saga Boy July 15, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Is he telling the truth or not? That is the question. Stop attaching the messenger. He is correct that the unions are being led by Mia. And he is also right that Sir Johnny has dreams of being the GG.

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    • straight talk July 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

      There was a time that the NUPW and the BWU were control by the DLP and it was all fine and well but because these union have leaders that are not tearing in Mia Mottley and the BLP party it is a problem for freundel stuart and expired owen arthur.

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  9. Sandra Madea
    Sandra Madea July 15, 2017 at 2:56 am

    EAT YOUR HEART OUT MR ARTHUR SHE’S GOING TO BE OUR NEXT PRIME MINISTER….SO HAVE A RUM WITH ME… CHEERS

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  10. Taylor Dane
    Taylor Dane July 15, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Really !! “Johnny” come lately. Go read Psalms Chapter 35 take heed with this chapter it’s about time.

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  11. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall July 15, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Owen you cannot be a Prime Minister all the time.
    Go on retirement and relax yourself.
    The citizens of Barbados thank you for your service .
    The citizens of Barbados have move on from your time.
    Let Mia shine, are you aware the citizens are calling her Mother Mia with love.
    Owen really enjoy your retirement.

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  12. Betty charles July 15, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Do the people of Barbados remember when he called Terry ally an “indentured servant”..careful MR Arthur your slip is showing

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  13. Steven Williams
    Steven Williams July 15, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Was he wrong though..

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  14. Sir Dale July 15, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Talk yuh talk Owen you’re absolutely correct first it was Sir Henry Forde trying to defend her apparently not having an LEC or LLB now it’s Johnny trying to defend yet again the indefensible.

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  15. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell July 15, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Owen Arthur…relax and go do a regular..at John Moore Bar

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  16. fedup July 15, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Aftur..uh mean Arthur needs tuh relax heself. Blp den Independent den picking at advising dee Dems dat race he way..and now. He confuse! Stupes.

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  17. fedup July 15, 2017 at 6:52 am

    The substance of what he says relating to economic management of the country appeals for there to be the VAT being adjusted as opposed to the NSRL. The NSRL is now exempting medical drugs and hotels similar to what VAT does. NSRL is therefore needless administration of a parallel tax to VAT.

    His argument there cannot be dismissed. It is worthy of due consideration.

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  18. Freeagent July 15, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I have called for us to unite and not to wash our dirty linen in public. Whoever becomes prime minister in the coming general election will need to draw investors to this island and this type of behaviour does not augur well. Governments come and they go and we in Barbados can truly say that we have had some GOOD leaders. They may not have done everything that we wanted them to do and we may not have agreed with everything that they did but Barbados is still standing tall among our neighbours. When former Erskine Sandiford cut public servants’ salaries and did not devalue the dollar, he was marched against, criticized and abused and in the end it proved that he di.d the right thing.
    Let us pray that God will lead us to do what is good for this island

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  19. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd July 15, 2017 at 6:57 am
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  20. Cheryl Barrow
    Cheryl Barrow July 15, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I sick of Owen always looking to make noise I don’t no why he don’t go.and rest his old self he had his time and praise god for life

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  21. Sam Clarke July 15, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Why i like speaking truth to power? Because no one can make me a potted plant. This is a very serious discourse that need to be debated about Barbados economy. The political intrigue will come as this discourse is finally had in the political landscape of Barbados.
    A Better Life for our People must stand for that and if ever there was a time that this is needed in Barbados, IT IS NOW.
    SO let the political voices and discourse begin in a serious way .

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  22. Patrick July 15, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Jackie Griffith, S. Patterson, and Lilian Lloyd, please deal with the substance of Arthur’s comments and stop attacking the messenger.

    You all have talking foolishness for a while, I said already and I will say again, it is you all who want to opposition to use the union to bring down a government .

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  23. John king July 15, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Sir Dale,

    For Your Information Mia doesn’t have to possess an LEC to Practice law under the Old Rules of Articleship.

    The process in the Caribbean at that time is that you go to the Inns of court for a period of time and after that you come back and after acceptance to a law firm in clerkship you then are granted a licence to practice the profession.

    so now that you know you owe Her an apology.

    That’s the Gospel from me (the legal begal king)

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  24. Alex Alleyne July 15, 2017 at 7:34 am

    One ‘stalwart” from the DLP was just called a “common yardfowl” and now a “stalwart” from the BLP is called a “propagandist”.
    POLITICS IN IT’S TRUE FORM……..stay tune, more to come.

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  25. Kara Wiltshire
    Kara Wiltshire July 15, 2017 at 7:37 am

    READY AND FOCUSED!!UPWARD and ONWARD WE GO!!!!BLP!!

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  26. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore July 15, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Some people in this country are so sad, that instead of seeing this former p.m. as a man that has his roots planted here, children, grandchildren etc, that they would think his position is one of spite. Owen Seymour Arthur leave them alone, you’ve done your part, because it will be a case of jumping from the frying pan and into fire.

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  27. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett July 15, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Owen i always love you ,but you are sinking to a new low!!!!!! You had your time,give others theirs

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  28. Debbie Harrison
    Debbie Harrison July 15, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Does he realize his rhetoric is beginning to turn people off??! It seems like he can’t turn off his clear dislike for his former party and is coming across as petulant and childish.

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  29. Victor Benn July 15, 2017 at 8:04 am

    It is interesting to note that Only one other person in Barbados has ever won 3 General elections, but Arthur had to leave the BLP because he could not get any respect. The BLP like to pull the JMG Tom Adams card when it suits them, but this year they held a disgusting march on the anniversary of his death, nuff respect. There are still those who seem to have forgotten that Arthur is still the member of Parliament for St. Peter and have a right to speak on any political matter he sees fit and he is right on this one. The trade union leaders need to understand that the office of the Prime Minister in this country should be respected

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    • hcalndre July 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      @Victor Benn; Tell the office of the PM to respect the people if it would understand.

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  30. Sylvia Chapman
    Sylvia Chapman July 15, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Go Go Mia never give up and keep on pressing gss

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  31. Mark Adamson July 15, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I have for some time been arguing that Mottley does not have a vision, a cosmology, a blue print, that can be used by any social movements or organizations to assist in the further growth and development of the people of this country. None whatsoever!!

    And that, in my view, this is extremely embarassing for a person who has been a constituency delegate for almost 23 years and for someone who has become BLP leader and BLP Opposition Leader not once but twice.

    What is even more disconcerting is that I am also not sensing from any of the BLP candidates surrounding her what is her vision, what is her cosmology and blueprint for not only this country’s further growth and development, but also for helping pull this country out of this political economic and financial depression that it has been in for so long. What!!!! What is it??

    As it stands right now, this Mottley led BLP by its constantly criticizing ad nauseam this DLP government over many of its political economic and financial policies and programs and – at the same time – by its MASSIVE and EGREGIOUS FAILURE to put forward for the understanding of multitudinous members of the Barbadian public a set of explicitly clear, consistent, coherent, integrated, far-reaching, and forward-looking alternatives of its own and to the ones they are criticizing, do DEMONSTRATE clear and sufficient PROOF to me and countless others that this BLP will NOT manage this country’s political economic and financial affairs and better than the DLP government has been doing (failing to do).

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    • hcalndre July 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      @Mark Adamson; The DLP was re-elected for another 5 year term making it`s 9 years so far and you are asking Miss. Mottley to do the job that the “16” should be doing. Mia is the leader of the opposition not the ruling party.

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  32. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba July 15, 2017 at 8:17 am

    SO U AIN’T CALL TERRY ALLY (OR ALI) AN INDENTURED SERVANT? U AIN’T CALL PEOPLE GOONS AN RIFFRAFFS…MARIA GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED, THE BREACHES AND CHARGES WERE WRITTEN OUT FOR ALL TO SEE IN THE SUNDAY SUN. U SHOULD BE SHAME OF URSELF, THE PARTY U LED FOR 14 YEARS IS THE SAME PARTY NOW YOU CRYING DOWN…..LEAVE THE PEOPLE ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!….GO FORM UR OWN MAN!!!!

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  33. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba July 15, 2017 at 8:20 am

    ALL U SAID ABOUT MISS MOTTLEY WHETHER GOOD OR BAD AND I BELIEVE ITS ALL BAD, MISS MOTTLEY HAVEN’T TREATED U THE SAME WAY, TAKE AH Q UNBREAKABLES

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  34. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba July 15, 2017 at 8:24 am

    ALRIGHT DEN PAULETTE, FA REAL

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  35. Patricia Browne
    Patricia Browne July 15, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Mr Arthur you are one difficult book to read, who are you really ? You have lost yourself please come back we miss who you are.

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  36. Roger Headley July 15, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I would like all BLPites, past, present and future to simply let Owen rank and rave by himself, Issue no kind of response whatsoever. Owen ran himself out – with his arrogance and acid tongue, he ran himself out. And when he runs out of steam from all the ranting, hopefully he will feel very cleansed, have his bush bath and sit down and be the elderly statesman he is making sure that he is not and continue to dote on his grandchildren.

    Happiness is not external to man and for a person to be just carrying on this way over and over speaks to a level of unhappiness. Rest yourself Sir and stop spitting up in the air.

    Of course I know this will fall on deaf ears because how dare a lowly labourer like me have an opinion

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  37. Honest July 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I respect them both- Arthur and Cheltenham. Arthur had his say, and Cheltenham responded. There was no need for Arthur to continue like this. It really makes him look sour. Not a good look. These two stalwarts should know better than to let this play out in public.

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  38. Francis July 15, 2017 at 9:08 am

    All members of parliament should PUBLICLY
    DECLARE THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION!!
    Nuff said

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  39. joan Worrell July 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Yes Owen, the above article is a weapon of mass destruction. No false poll results can withstand a weapon like this. The cone of the weapon contains the following

    Quote ”
    In the wake of a 48-hour ultimatum issued by the trade unions for Government to grant relief to workers from the NSRL or else, Arthur further warned the BLP that “elections in this country cannot and will not be won by stealth”. Ends quote . Those words are powerful, destructive, lethal etc. etc. Don’t fire all your rockets yet. Keep some for election time.

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  40. Breadfruit. July 15, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Joannnnnnnnnn

    whey yuh? my poll from did article conclude dat f there are thousands of author bees dat hate mia guts den dere must be millions of mia bees dat hate owen gut or getting dere. haha.

    King Authur
    Who mek you lost two elections and de last one yuh snatched defeat from wha would have been a victory fuh mia?

    I hope yuh read dese comments and see wha the general public tink of yuh.

    man stick to yuh economics where we love yuh and love to hear yuh.

    lef out de politics as some one say yuh just spiting in de air.
    your political life in Barbados outside of sint peter is old, old washed up and just waiting to be bury.

    King Arthur um is u dat killed it nobody else but you and yuh way.

    LEF MIA ALONE!

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  41. Breadfruit. July 15, 2017 at 9:40 am

    FORWARD EVER, BACKWARDS NEVER!!

    MIA BARBADOS FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER!

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  42. joan Worrell July 15, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Owen, I glad that you warned your boy about his planned fishing trip. By the way, what is a G.G fish? Is it a ”Grey Goggle-eye”? . You live on the West Coast and would know that nobody goes whaling anymore. Why he looking for such a big fish? He has a big able harpoon and is going to end up with a few chubs or ning-nings . Yuh too sweet Owen.

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  43. Milli Watt July 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

    yeah baby yeah………..the maestro is back. This is the Arthur I know, this is the cut and thrust I miss on the floor of the house. Enough declare which fringe part you throwing your weigh behind and give me a good option for this election.

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  44. Waiting July 15, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Our former PM Owen Seymour Arthur did his bit well from 1994 but he seems to forget that he lost not one but two elections so he is no savior but a divider for if he had stay out rather than rush in I am sure Barbados will be in a better position today with Mia as PM for it wouldn’t be worst. History will tell.

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  45. Petra July 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This man is a disgrace to Barbados. is he going crazy mia hold your head your head up high. he can’t stop u. always cussing the party that did so much for him. shame on u owen

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  46. Bobolee Popo July 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Owen…as it relates to your attack on Johnny for allegedly making
    an attacks base on classism on Ginger Bourne,Peanuts Morrison & Rouse.
    I cant believe that this is the same Owen Arthur who while being in the office of Prime Mister, call Mr Ali, a Bajan-Indian journalist an indentured- servant and also made a scurrilous attack on a humble gentleman name Harold Hoyte of the Nation News fame, calling him a Negrocrat..

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  47. Saga Boy July 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Iooka how all these BLP yard fowls reacting to the truth from Sir Owen. Look how you all treating a man that you worshiped? Don’t worry you will treat Mia the same way. You don’t know how to be objective and call a spade a spade. Too much emotion but that should not be a surprise.

    @Adamson. You make some good points but these yard fowls are not at your level. All they do is rant and wave and have no answers themselves to anything.

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  48. Tennyson Drakes July 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Mr Owen Arthur is on point. You just do not win an Election by criticising your opponent. You MUST bring practical and workable solutions to the table, and this is before an election, not after. Barbadians are not fools. What makes Mia all that great all of a sudden. Under Owen, Mia had about four or five Ministries. On each occasion she was a complete and total failure. Bring an argument that would substantiate your belief that she would make a good Prime Minister and leader of this country and I will listen to you.

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  49. Marva Lashley-Todd July 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    wow bare bachannal

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  50. Wayne Webster July 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    “Don’t go there Johnny”. I happen to believe that was good advice and would rather say no more.

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  51. Cavil Best July 15, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Yes it is bacchanal in the Cemetery. Is this the same Former Prime Minister that people were jumping and raving about four years ago claiming to be best ever Prime Minister by the Blp’s members, supporters, well wishers and yardfowls? What ashamed! Is this how you treat your own? He is not a Jonnie Come lately,he is a Former Prime Minister and still Representative for the constituency of St. Peter and has the right to defend his reputation when accused by a political has been like Sir Jonnie as a political humbug. He is a Respected and Honourable Statesman by many World Leaders, he isn’t no George Payne, nor Tracksuit Top or none of those political hooligans. We have a very nasty way of bad mouthing people who have made a significant contribution to our country and it doesn’t speaks well for us as a people.

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  52. Greengiant July 16, 2017 at 12:53 am

    what an absolute mess with the leading parties? You lot are saying that basically Owen should take a sabatical, well what about this Jonny who didn’t attend parliament under Owen’s leadership for years when he was a sitting member? Where did he come from suddenly? It just shows that the B L P is still under the control of the elite class.

    Sadly the current opposition leader is a product of this very class, so we can’t expect bread fruit to be picked from a coconut tree. We are truly at the cross roads in our political life as a nation, and without a fresh start we will be under the rule of massa for decades.

    There’s been no unity within the B L P since the days of the ‘politics of inclusion’ and with fragments of those days remaining only ‘a jonny’ could believe there’s unity within the party. We who know the truth won’t be mislead by these sudden musings, the opinion polls, or any other form of naked support for these leading parties regardless of what mutterings may come from the mouth of any Jonny.

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    • Robert Goren July 16, 2017 at 7:45 am

      And when you analyze the behaviour of David Estwick, Denis Kellman and a few other DEMS, do you want us to believe the DLP is united?

      However, I agree with you that “We are truly at the cross roads in our political life as a nation,” because when we look on one side there is Mottley and on the other side there is the inept Freundel Stuart.

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  53. Breadfruit. July 16, 2017 at 7:48 am

    @ greengiant
    In any team as large as the BLP there will always be divisions.

    There were division within the ruling party before and after the last elections and still are.

    What jonny said was that the BS are more united now that two years ago. he did not say they were no divisions.

    more united in that all the selected canidates are now lined up behind mia. Two years ago was that so?

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  54. Breadfruit. July 16, 2017 at 7:58 am

    @ calvin best

    Owen is still the best PM (economically) that Barbados ever had.

    Go back and read de articles and see who is doing the bad mouthing. johny or owen?

    Both the gentlemens got a right to give their opinions but look who it is dat went in de gutter and sling mud.

    Because he was PM don’t mean de yards fowl gotta tek he Shiite.

    His attitude is exactly why peeps turn against he and he los de last two elections.

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  55. Bobolee Popo July 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    ..the point is that when politicians are in power they talk a lot of jobbie all over the place and one dont have to be a yard-fowl to bring it to their attention. politicians like David Estwick, Ronald Jones , Linoel Craigg ,Owen Arthur, Sandy,etc.etc. can fit into that said category, not to mention Errol Barrow who made a statement base on classism when he told John Connell that ‘his father was only a carpenter’.
    many person said amen to that statement only because of who said it…but these are different times…saga

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  56. John king July 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Alex Alleyne are you stupid?

    I am no BLP Stalwart or DLP. My response is to social issues that remain unclear.

    please read the legal Profession Act which Justifies my social comment. Please don’t try to twist things by short listing the facts.

    The whole of Barbados Knows that Mia is a certified and Qualified Attorney- at -Law. so shut up and make better comments to restore your face in the public.

    (legal begal king)

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  57. Ossie Moore July 17, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Lord what a hot sauce! Turmeric and horse reddish must be added to cool it down

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  58. F.A. Rudder July 17, 2017 at 10:48 am

    And so it was said; “he loved his people them”!

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  59. Julian Weekes July 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    BLP this just what Owen want,don’t reply.

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  60. John king July 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Yes Ossie

    Hot sauce, Turmeric and horse reddish must be added to inject flavor to Alex misconceptions. One must always be on red alert.

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  61. sunshinecanada July 19, 2017 at 8:37 am

    thanks L Bonnet, well said, Mia is Bless,

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