‘DLP swine’

Tannis takes nasty dig at former political cohorts

After casting out what little pearls he had before “swine”, prodigal son Patrick Tannis last night declared that he was back home to help the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) secure the next Government.

The ordained minister said as much last night, as he willingly took up membership in the Opposition party, after contesting the last election on a ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) ticket.

“I had to go and spend what little I had with swine. However, after seeing my political father, DeLisle Bradshaw, I came back home and a feast was prepared for me,” said Tannis, in an obvious reference to the biblical story of the prodigal son, who left in search of greener pastures but wasted all of his talents only to return home shamefully to ask for his father’s forgiveness.

Last night, there was no shame evident on Tannis’ face, only smiles of contentment as he was greeted with open arms by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley and other key BLP officials.

Before a large crowd of St Michael South East supporters at the Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School, Tannis, who was bedecked in red, filled out the party’s registration form to become the BLP’s newest member, before delivering a speech that was punctuated with some nasty jabs at the ruling DLP.

From left, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, Member of Paliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw and her former opponent Patrick Tannis at Sunday night’s meeting.

Earlier this year, the ordained pastor was replaced by community advocate Rodney Grant as the DLP’s representative for the urban riding, and a seemingly bitter Tannis had done little since then to hide his obvious dissatisfaction with how the entire candidacy matter was handled.

In fact, Tannis had earlier complained about getting the news via the media; therefore it came as no surprise last week when he declared in a Facebook post that he would be turning his back on the incumbent DLP and joining the BLP.

In his first public appearance with the Opposition, Tannis also revealed that Florida pastor Randy Coggins had prophesized that the next prime minister of Barbados would be a female, namely Mia Amor Mottley — a prediction which he said influenced his decision to join the Opposition at this time.

“God told me on Friday morning to make it known with immediate effect that I must join openly this party and I put it on Facebook in the morning,” the former banker explained.

However, it appears that his will be a supportive role in the lead up to the next election with the BLP having already confirmed its slate of candidates for the upcoming poll, including St Michael South East incumbent Santia Bradshaw, who narrowly defeated Tannis in the 2013 poll by a mere ten votes.

Bradshaw was among those who warmly welcomed Tannis into the BLP fold on Sunday night. In fact, she stood proudly in his defence, while accusing the governing DLP of failing to give her former political opponent his dues.

“This man was wronged because any individual who can come as close to me as he did in the last campaign should have either be in the Senate or placed in some consultancy position,” Bradshaw argued.

“I believe he should have served in some capacity after coming so close,” she added, while also accusing Government of ignoring the plight of residents in St Michael South East.

However, with countdown to elections already seemingly on, Bradshaw also made it clear that she was not about to go down in the gutter with anyone, following last week’s declaration by DLP stalwart Derek Alleyne that the mother of all political battles was to come and that the electorate was about to be told “who is sleeping with whom”.

“I don’t care if they want to go in the gutter with this election, we are going to keep this election about the issues,” Bradshaw told the gathering that included BLP St Michael South candidate Kirk Humphrey and former St James Central representative Liz Thompson.

However, while she highlighted public housing and acquisition of title deeds among her primary concerns, Mottley suggested that poverty on a whole needed to be addressed.

And with the island suffering from its 20th downgrade by international credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s, the Opposition Leader assured party supporters that the BLP was focused on restoring prosperity and growth to the island.

“We cannot have this continued patronizing attitude that keeps poor people poor and is intended to keep people down pressed in this country,” Mottley said.

“We will work with people wherever you are because we recognize that what this country faces is too grim and too large,”
she added.


61 Responses to ‘DLP swine’

  1. Darson October 2, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    (1)Though shalt not take the name of the lord thy God in Vain
    (2)Thou shalt not bear false witness >>>>>
    (3)we are all aware of Beware of false Prophets
    ( 4) One question I would like to know ?
    how come you never got this revelation last election ,you could have saved a lot of time and money .
    look to me as if you have some super powers now you put on the red cape you are suddenly transformed into a puppet. sorry I meant proppet.

  2. Greengiant October 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    He has no shame. He is nothing more than a puppet. How could a man of God be so desperate for political power, that he have to crave it by association?

    Why did the prophet from Florida not get a revelation that he should focus on leading the people spiritually, instead of electorally? This dude needs a mental check, he has taken a huge fall. I’m now very happy he never crossed the door of our parliament, and I hope he never does. He’s totally undeserving like several others to have done so.

  3. Milli Watt October 2, 2017 at 11:16 pm


  4. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan October 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    “I had to go and spend what little I had with swine.” If I were Ms Mottley I wouldn’t want him. But then again he could always sweep the yard at Headquarters. I don’t understand how these people talk so nasty about one party and then turn around and wash up in them. It is true, politics is a nasty game

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete October 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

      They are ALL friends

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith October 3, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Jai and he profess to be a Christian, that’s why I say, so call Christians should stay out of politics.
      All over the place talking smack, now you see who have rung the bell with the gutter politics.

    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte October 3, 2017 at 9:45 am

      that old saying “birds of a feather” lol

  5. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor October 3, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I thought someone commented and said he is a good christian man! Apparently they lied…. Lmfao

  6. Ras October 3, 2017 at 1:09 am

    These Lied False Prophets

    Tannis, who was educated at Harrison College and then Barbados Community College, admits that from the time he was a young man, he was able to identify with the DLP. This was easy, he said, coming from a background that “mirrors that of the typical Barbadian experience, which captures social reform programmes to better the person and the family”. Tannis speaks passionately about helping people to become the best they can be. Describing himself as a “balanced Christian”, the candidate, who climbed the proverbial ladder in banking, said he sees life through eyes of appreciation. “As a Christian, I allow people to be the best they can be. I don’t judge.” Tannis said that for him, Christianity and politics did not present a challenge as he believed he was in “good company” when he looked at people like United States President Barack Obama and Sir Winston Churchill, former prime minister in England. “Governments are from God, and the leaders of a country are set up by God,” he said, going on to quote Proverbs 21, which states that “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord”. With a strong faith, Tannis is keen on delivering good representation to this constituency, where he has spent much time. In fact, he said for him “it was a natural choice”. If he is elected, his major focus will be on employment opportunities for constituents.

  7. Ras October 3, 2017 at 1:35 am

    An unholy Swine calling somebody a Swine which God told you that, This is the same man that believes his involvement in politics was “divinely led”.

    “I believe that it was one of those interventions from above as Mr Hamilton Lashley, Undine Whittaker, my two deceased parents, several of my business contacts, my wife Trisha and all of the pastoral mentors in my life including Reverend Dr Holmes Williams, Reverend Dr Ron Stewart in the USA and Reverend Dr Lucille Baird, all felt strongly that it was a divinely led thing,” he said.

    • Sherlock Holmes. October 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Big up a well informed man like Ras!

  8. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt October 3, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Yard fowl. I hate switchers. He look like a beggar in this pic. Poor guy. He do not have shame. Politics is rearing its stink head here again. Hope Barbadians are checking . Political clown

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith October 3, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Dennis he can’t be a yard fowl, he got to be a paling cock, because he flew over.
      I had stopped taking these politicians serious for years now, so I am just here for the fun, because every time elections comes around, there is an influx of clowns.
      So let the comedy show begin.

  9. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams October 3, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Any person who takes politicians seriously needs a mental health check.

    • Jennifer October 3, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Epaphras – OK then. All of them is friends, feeding off the public ignorance.

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete October 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Why? Cause they are all nuts lol

    • Epaphras D. Williams
      Epaphras D. Williams October 3, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Gillian Skeete Theatre, theatrics and thieves

  10. Sunshine Sunny Shine October 3, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Are you calling the DLP swine after you did not get their nomination? How should people view you, man of the cloth, as it seems obvious you are hungry for a piece of the political twist, twirls and treats.

  11. Sherlock Holmes. October 3, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Well, Well if this is christian behavior boy i have to pray for you there is absolutely no humility in this type of behavior. I am somewhat surprised Mr Tannis it is clear that you have a thirst for the worldly lust for power and it shall be your undoing. I heard a certain moderator who is a champion for this party and a known atheist remarked recently that Sanita views on christianity are actually in keeping with his i was totally shocked to hear his pronouncement. Actually i am hoping that i heard him wrong but a check and replay of that particular program could set the record straight, and here were have a so called ordained preacher because of rejection calling people swine, Mr Tannis Christ our lord and savior was rejected by his own people at the time leading to his crucifixion which ultimately led to him making the ultimate sacrifice that we all once we accept him could have everlasting life they rejected him for Barabbas a murderer. I am somewhat disappointed in you but not at all surprised the lust for money and power are not at all Christian it would serve you and most of these politicians on both sides to truly get to know God before it is too late more and more i am inclined to really consider an alternative party you guys seem to believe that we the citizenry are fools and it is time to show you that we are not prepared to be mocked and by the way Patrick God is not to be mocked i suggest you examine your actions and your quest for power before it’s too late for what benefit it is to aman to gain the whole world and lose his soul.

  12. BIGSKY October 3, 2017 at 5:36 am

    I like Santia Bradshaw but she need all the help she can get, since she will be facing an uphill battle against a mammoth of an opponent.Though she represents the youth and women well, I fear that she will loose the next time around.

  13. Sweetiepie October 3, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Now wsnnah dee why I aint voting this election. Theses politicians are only out to trick we. They jump from party to party depending on which seems more likely to win the election. They are all out get rich off ah we ingrunt poor ass black people. Tannis is another grasshopper and I hate them things. By the way as Gabby put it Bee, Dee all ah them is one party. I done wid this thing. No body aint getting my vote unless they pay for it. I want money too.

  14. Julian Reifer
    Julian Reifer October 3, 2017 at 6:09 am

    look at that slimy guy, if the BLP needs this guy, then they are really hard-up.

  15. harry turnover October 3, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Wunna really feel that Tannis is going to get any where in the BLP ? he is just a member of the BLP thats’ all.
    99.9 % of the “men of the cloth” are FRAUDS using that as a front to engage in their nefarious activities and those wussless young women,grown women and women past their prime who make Sundays the time to see who can expose the most breasts ,the most legs and the highest splits and be bold enough to tell the Pastors that they are wearing no panties,…..they can tell you more about them.

  16. Suzette Clarke
    Suzette Clarke October 3, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Politicians………a special breed.

  17. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith October 3, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Troy he anointed with snake oil, and he sound real ignorant, with all the stupid rhetoric, talking about he went too visit swine, and political father……… Stupse

  18. Carson C Cadogan October 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I wish the BLP had treated Dr. Maria Agard as nice.

  19. Vanya October 3, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Disgusting! Repulsive!

  20. andy g October 3, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Do anyone knows who the banker was that once ask a customer where he gets those large sums of money he deposits so often and what kind of work he does?well the answere was a pastor.the story goes the banker quit his job and headed for the church.He later became a pastor

  21. ulaunda October 3, 2017 at 8:06 am

    well well when I heard he say that God tel he do that Iwas like really am not into politics and dont give a tohoots who run or rule but for him to use God name just to run hmm and if he said he is a christian and a man of God he should never call anyone a swine i had runnings with him a couple of years back a group of us he let us practice for something get ourselves prepared bought things and when we done work we behind off he came at the end and tell us whatever he did plan was off we were so dissapointed and we didnt heard from him since

  22. Elridge Dixon
    Elridge Dixon October 3, 2017 at 8:42 am

    The constituency involved would make a good sociological study as to why these politicians switch so often. There is no loyalty. Many are turncoats and opportunists. We should not trust them.

    • Epaphras D. Williams
      Epaphras D. Williams October 3, 2017 at 9:29 am

      That is an acute angle to pursue. Excellent.

    • Milli Watt October 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      I agree the people that live in that area are the same thing……. a special breed

  23. Ryan Clarke October 3, 2017 at 8:47 am

    There were others who crossed over before in order to get things done

  24. Greengiant October 3, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Finally some of you are seeing these two parties for what they really are.

    I want to urge you who feel too disillusioned to cast your vote to think again real long and hard. “These two parties aren’t the only ones who can run Barbados, we now have options, this is our chance as a people to get out of their grasp and make this tiny island productive once more”.

    Remember, the other parties are presenting candidates with similar levels of education, business experience, and social back grounds. They have all benefited from the same state funded education, have been taught by the same teachers and are fresh starters. They’re more likely to work in the best interest of the nation than those from the traditional parties. So not to vote would be to allow those blinded by tradition, and too blind to think outside the box to place us back in the mud. We have to get up go to the polls and act strongly, and decisively against the too LP’s. Their music has been playing too loudly for too long, they’re now out of tune with the people. We need to have a new song with fresh, productive lyrics on our political stage. I urge you my people to act.

  25. Thunder October 3, 2017 at 9:07 am

    He now know the party is swine,after they believed in him I just can’t stand ungrateful,manipulative people,but I encourage Mia Mottley not to give this man any ‘piggy back rides’,loyalty is loyalty,but it must be proven dog eat his shame!
    We don’t just need people who are loyal to money,we need people who do what it takes to go forwards,for a better Barbados,you can work with him if you want,but in my opinion,you frankly don’t need Tannins,however keep your eyes wide open,because as others smell victory,believe me more will come!

  26. carlisle Norville October 3, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Most of you commentators, have been brainwash from small to believe that Christianity ,was founded by who you call jesus the roman catholic church founded Christianity ,Y’SHUA is his real name ,& he was an orthodox jew he observed the laws ot the tora ,& Talmud. the bible came after his death NOT before( you people were told by the Catholic church ,that he is white, his lineage & geographical history shows that he was aman of colour,( NOT white )you worship you know not what you all have been brainwashed that Black is the devil ,& white is god ( if you search for the
    truth YOU will find it, my wonderful brown & black brothers & sisters
    its time to wake up from your delusion put on you by yor white slave Masters.

    • Antipas October 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Good morning, how does this fit in with what being discussed, and who told you the RCC started Christianity, seriously???? Some people are brainwashed indeed and think it is a Christian Church when it isn’t, but they didn’t start Christianity sir.

  27. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 3, 2017 at 9:36 am

    No Mr. Tannis you swing were you think the wind is blowing… hahahaha hehehe

  28. David Gibbs
    David Gibbs October 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I could care less about who left the Ds for the Bs or vice versa, but yuh see this “God told me this and ” God told me that”? Especially when only a few years ago God was telling you the exact opposite?. Stop insulting my intelligence and making a mockery at peoples’ genuine religious sensibilities. Bun fyah on that.

    • Pat Codrington
      Pat Codrington October 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Amen to that. Is he using the Bible as a tool to satisfy his needs when he see fit? Smh

  29. charjoy October 3, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Mia please get de rid of this parasite now!

  30. lester October 3, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Mr. Tannis you do not represent the Jesus of the bible, neither do you represent biblical christianity, i do feel sorry for you why don’t you go and repent and find your way at the feet of Jesus, get free from the Martha spirit and stop making a fool of yourself, enough said.

  31. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens October 3, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Smart man . The other ship like it sinking.

  32. janette reifer October 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Wah all d fuss bout doa?
    Wah bout ” ball pooch cat”? Wunna fah get dat 2? Party of inclusion. Wah wrong wid that?
    Nah body betta dan nah body.
    Yes 2 da, 2 da d same n fah eva.
    Eva ting is Eva ting. LoL

  33. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain October 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    De comments though…..wanna in here ruff to all #lolol

  34. Marcia Applewhaite
    Marcia Applewhaite October 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    O, really.Would love to hear it

  35. Mervin Phillips
    Mervin Phillips October 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I hope Mia keep tannis in quarentine for about two years ,the poor fellow just come out of george street and the only thing that comes out of george street is deceitful lying people infected with destroying countries.

  36. bk October 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    You know that if Clyde Mascoll did not leave the DLP, it is a strong possibility that he would be Prime Minister all now? Hmmm.

  37. Adrian Hinds October 3, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Tannis is a joke; I don’t know why anyone would think that he is a prized possesion worth celebrating his coming on board your party. He had nothing to offer but comes looking for what he can get. Swine he says?? very telling of the type of person he is.

  38. Lorenzo October 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Mr Tannis believed he was unfaired in his constituency after coming so close last time in 2013 ,only to be discarded like rubbish,he is correct to leave them.I would too,so all the Dems here like Ras,Greengiant,Sherlock Holmes and Michelle Griffith put that in wunna pipe and smoke it because with him in /ms /bradshaw,s corner it will undermine Mr Grant and lessen any chance he has of winning.I think that is want have the Dems angry because Mr Tannis is not the first politician to cross the floor,so deal with it.

    • Sherlock Holmes. October 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Boy lorenzo seems like i am stuck in your craw. I told you already i do not care for parties i do not even go to them far less indulge in the tribalism of politics that you so crave. I speak my mind on issues regardless of whoever maybe involved if it is worth my commenting on it i do so you obviously are a shill and sees everything from a B and D perspective and that is so sad.

  39. Mark Rudder
    Mark Rudder October 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Come man show some respect if you want some respect…name calling??? You have to stay on the high ground….dont this one at all

  40. Ras October 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Fire pon u Lorenzaa and all de Sodomites

  41. Sarifa Patel October 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I am not sure which God Mr. Tannis is serving but it certainly not the God of the Bible. God does not instruct a man to do something and later down the road He changes His mind. But He does tell us how to diffrenciate a true prophet from a false. For Mr. Tannis to call a people whom God created swine tells me to know one means you yourself is one. Whether you like the Goverment or not Mr. Tannis as a Christian you are told to pray for our governments so that we may live peaceful in the land.
    Mr. Tannis your quest for power will be your own downfall. The bible tells you that if my people who are call by my name will humble themselves, turn from their wicked ways and pray I will heal the land.
    You have no shame whatsoever, to abuse the name of God. And please don’t use other minister in your desire to fullfill your lust for power. Years ago you were told that your ego, and self importance would one day make you the laughing stock of the people.
    A double minded man is unstable in ALL HIS WAYS. It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
    If you were the only politician in this world you won’t get my vote.

    • Sherlock Holmes. October 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Sarifa wow well said and one of the biblical quotes i love ” a double minded man is unstable in all his ways” and if he was actually told about his ego seems like a prophecy has been fulfilled.

  42. Cat Rock
    Cat Rock October 3, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Man heading his bets with who he thinks will be more likely to win next election

  43. Lorenzo October 3, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Ras you are a Dem yardfowl and you know nothing about me ,so stick to what you are good at being a yaedfowl ,you cannot think for Mr Tannis,as you never face anyone in an election so you need a reality check since you feel you are so important with yourself do like Mrtannis and face the electorate before you can condemn mr tannis,yardfowl..Mr tannis is going to stick in Mr Grant,s craw and he will lose.Therefore forget the name calling and get out there and seek support for Mr Grant and your party.

  44. Sherlock Holmes. October 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Lorenzo that sodomite talk like it touched a nerve ah wonder if…..?

  45. Carson C Cadogan October 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    He is a joke. The most of the votes he received came through Hammie La.

    He was beaten by more than 7 votes Hammie La saved his skin.

  46. Andrew Simpson October 4, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I don’t remember ever having seen any party representatives in my constituency. Numerous efforts to reach Ministers over three decades, to propose or discuss a vision for more sustainable policies and mechanisms have been fruitless.
    Why should we continue to support this nonsensical system of governance. Cannot citizens have designed and developed a direct participatory democracy model, on a digital platform, where we can be aware and engaged in National decision making on an ongoing basis? If a few patriots, with management skills and technological talents would join to put country first, we might quickly have an effective and efficient TEAM of sectoral professionals leading a more harmonious businesslike economy.

  47. Miche October 4, 2017 at 7:10 am

    His Face may show no remorse,But his heart is what is killing him..


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