We support the march – Carlton and Emerald City Supermarkets

Carlton and Emerald City Supermarkets have announced their full support for Monday’s march.

“Carlton and Emerald City Supermarkets will close from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday in support of the Barbados Private Sector Association’s call to send a strong message to Government that the country is in dire straits and that there is urgent need for Government to meet with the other Social Partnership members to discuss alternatives to the present path chosen by Government,” a statement issued on Saturday read.

“We urge other companies to support this march for discussion on alternative solutions,” the statement said.

62 Responses to We support the march – Carlton and Emerald City Supermarkets

  1. Akeem Thompson
    Akeem Thompson July 23, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Is only one thing those Business people want for labour cost to go down

  2. Milli Watt July 23, 2017 at 11:48 am

    ssttuuupppseeee…………Bynoe is the same black employer who forced his workers to come to work during a hurricane. this is real comedy

    • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Stop Millie. Fronting is not owning.

    • straight talk July 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      He did not force them thats a blasted lie

  3. Alex Alleyne July 23, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Just don’t want to be left out, they (UNIONS) may ask the shoppers to boycott his stores.

  4. Quietly Observing July 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Stupse all of wunna real blind sided can’t even see the bigger picture here. Wuh Barrow give wunna free education fuh? All ya dont have any critical thinking skills? Stupse!!!make everything soooo political or black and white stupse

  5. Evelyn Dottin
    Evelyn Dottin July 23, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    How come when businesses were closed last year when the hurricane was passing it was a problem . Heaven help us!

    • Carlson Pascal
      Carlson Pascal July 23, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Ohhhhhhhhhhhh yesssssssssss.

    • Jaleesia Springer
      Jaleesia Springer July 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      I came to say that… most of these private businesses trying to help themselves and not a soul else. NO CARE FOR THE PEOPLE!

    • Patricia V. Gaskin
      Patricia V. Gaskin July 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      We can’t even get Bajan to boycott these businesses for 1 day stupes

  6. Alex Alleyne July 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    March or no march IMF is the way out for BIM for who ever is in Office.

    • John Everatt July 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      IMF should have been used years ago. Look what it cost Barbados with all these failed economic policies and borrowing at high interest rates. This 10% and 2% will add up to another failed economic policy.

  7. Laeticia Prescod-Birkett
    Laeticia Prescod-Birkett July 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Where there is no vision the people perish…..find resources for this 166sq ml island…

    • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Laeticia – Fully agree with you 1000%. Through greed, wontoness and subjugation with the willing help of our past governments a wealth BOTTLENECK was created. Which is now or soon to backfire.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor July 23, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Our resources are our ppl…. The unions know that, the businesses know that, but do the ppl know it?

    • Laeticia Prescod-Birkett
      Laeticia Prescod-Birkett July 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      i dont think so..The people like freeness…

  8. Freeagent July 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Let the people march if they feel justified in doing so. The Prime Minister, leader of Barbados, should come and speak with the electorate of Barbados. He does not necessarily have to appease the unions but the general public.
    Do we realize that Jesus through the Apostle Paul paid taxes? “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s”.

    • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Well stated free agent. Now who was Caesar?????? We still paying tribute to he. Look he up.

  9. Katherine Trotman
    Katherine Trotman July 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Mose Tolly Moseley we can’t shop tomorrow

  10. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Excellent. #NationalStrike

  11. Carlson Pascal
    Carlson Pascal July 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    If they support the march, and care about the suffering of Barbadians, they need to bring down their prices. These people not pulling wool over my eyes; this is all a publicity stunt.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor July 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      These said businesses were price gouging us before the NSRL tax! They support person number-one, themselves!

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith July 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      You think they bringing down prices,and this business owner was one who when the country was shut down because of a hurricane made his workers come out too work,where was the union then.

    • Felicia Corbin
      Felicia Corbin July 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      as soon as government say taxes will go up next day prices in the supermarket went up every week they going up and that supermarket have the highest prices in Barbados

      • hcalndre July 23, 2017 at 10:34 pm

        @Falicia Corbin; tonight the PM on CBC tv said that from the moment the MOF put a tax on anything in his budget speech, its law from that moment on.

  12. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade July 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Carlson pascall they must support the march if they dont we will not shop at them ok but you are right they nerd to bring down therr price but they thing are first class do

    • Carlson Pascal
      Carlson Pascal July 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Bajans aint go no alliance. About ten or so would stop shopping for about a month, then go back…lol.

  13. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor July 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Bajans are blind right now…..

    • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      @Sharon- well said. We is ONE PEOPLE. Them supermarkets ballooned their prices on old stock too. Ask the workers about the exploitation if them ain’t too yellow skinned to say. They agreed with this tax.

  14. Max Carter
    Max Carter July 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    mash up de ting

  15. Alex Alleyne July 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    The Country fell apart while very little or nothing was said from the AG, the PM and Police top brass who keep struggling to handle the gun/crime situation.

  16. Huey Newton
    Huey Newton July 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Thought he would be the first to shut. Massa errand boy

  17. Carlson Pascal
    Carlson Pascal July 23, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Aint hear that term, ‘Golden Shower’ for ages now…

  18. Heather Williams
    Heather Williams July 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I am surprise bynoe in support. His prices are 100percent. Above popular.

    • Kearn Williams
      Kearn Williams July 24, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Exactly….I would NEVER spend a cent at any of his supermarkets

  19. Felicia Corbin
    Felicia Corbin July 23, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    The most expensive supermarkets in him

  20. Carlson Pascal
    Carlson Pascal July 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    So remind me. Chefette shutting from when to when?

  21. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside July 23, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Dem tax pig-tail.

  22. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside July 23, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    March den

  23. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin July 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Who is Troy… or what

  24. Milli Watt July 23, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    you know you got an unholy alliance when the likes a Bynoe side with a union he loathe……………this man make it clear not in his place and now this. you are loosing sight of a picture that is increasingly becoming blurred

  25. Michael Parris
    Michael Parris July 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I will decide where I spend my money

  26. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar July 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm


    • 3rdsun July 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      I guess the workers could use de strike to sign up to BWU

  27. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow July 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Kim Gaskin Did no ever read Helen of Troy?

  28. Sam Alleyne
    Sam Alleyne July 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm


  29. Felicia Gibson Holder
    Felicia Gibson Holder July 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    When Carlton could open later for a March,you would know things brown.

  30. Angel Maria
    Angel Maria July 23, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Lies, bet that behind closed doors Bynoe done tell them whoever call in sick will get fired.

  31. Jermaine L Ellis
    Jermaine L Ellis July 23, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    A question if a worker of these businesses decide tomorrow that they aren’t going to the march or they decide tgey anit about it will they get in trouble or are they forced by the boss to go join the march .

  32. Milli Watt July 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    @ Angela……….. nothing to doubt

  33. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne July 24, 2017 at 12:49 am

    I wouldn’t think nothing else from you bynoe

  34. Argyle Catwell
    Argyle Catwell July 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Lol..so true

  35. Kevin Branch July 24, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Arrogance is paramount within this administration…I am no supporter of any politcal party B or D but I an a citizen of this island .. whether you are white ,Black ,indian or even Asian and you are living here you have a voice..yes I will be marching today along with my father …it’s about principal..

    This Goverment needs to understand ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! Threats and intimidation shall not stop us ..

    ‘A man who stands for nothing ..will fall for anything’

    Malcolm X

  36. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams July 24, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Why he ain’t support the island closure when there was severe weather approaching and all business were asked to be closed………blasted hypocrite

  37. Tass the ledgend July 24, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Does this effect the transport board buses as well

  38. Deryck L. Gittens July 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

    After the march; then what?

  39. Sherlock Holmes. July 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Since you have decided to let your workers march and from all reports, i have heard you do not treat them nice at all, i hope you give them the long awaited bonus that they have not gotten in years this Christmas, i believe you will though it will be an incentive for them to vote for your party.


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