Young Bees ready to sting

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has 193 new members but not one of them can cast a vote in the next poll due within seven months.

That’s because the new Bees are between the ages of 11 and 16 and have joined the political party’s junior league.

However, before last night’s event was over, at least one Opposition Senator defended the party’s decision to induct members who were so young.

Wilfred Abrahams, who is contesting the Christ Church East constituency against Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe, said young people should be free to align themselves with any political party.

 “You have to know your self worth. Know who you are and what you want in life.  People say we should not be trying to get youngsters to join a political party from so young . . .  but if we are trying to develop Barbados we need people who are confident to do what has to be done,” Abrahams argued.

“The victimisation culture has to stop. In Barbados we have a right to freedom of association. You are free to associate with anybody and any party that you choose to. It is up to you to know what is good for you and how to make that choice.”

Under the theme Remembering Our Past and Embracing Our Future the BLP promised to help the adolescents with their personal, social and educational development.

During the two-hour induction ceremony at Queen’s Park, The City, attended by several BLP candidates, party leader Mia Mottley urged the youngsters, dressed in traditional red of the Opposition party, to be assertive.

“You must be confident people, and you can be confident without being rude. You must be able to speak up and speak out when things are going wrong and when you think that something has to be said.

“You will be the ones whose curiosity will be satisfied . . . . More importantly, you will be the ones that in the future will make history, and pass it on to future generations.”

The Opposition Leader encouraged members of the party’s youth arm to spend time in their books to make wise decisions going forward.

Mottley, the Member of Parliament for St Michael North East, gave the youngsters a short political lesson while asking them to promise to become builders of Barbados.

“Recognize that politics means nothing if you don’t care about people. It doesn’t matter how bright you are or how well you can speak but what you must be measured [against] is how you care for each other and those around you.

“If you don’t care for each other, the basis on which we live as one family is torn. If you don’t care about people, you won’t care if they got water or food, or if they are working or not working,” she stressed.

Also speaking at the ceremony was Khaleel Kothdiwala, the 13-year-old who sprung on to the political scene after delivering a fiery speech at the BLP march of disgust against the Freundel Stuart administration last March.

Kothdiwala, a student of Queen’s College, explained his vision for the leaders of the future.

“The fact is we are all leaders. Whatever we go on to do in our lives, we are all leaders. Some are born, some achieve greatness and quite frankly, regardless of the category in which we find ourselves we all have the ability to inspire others, to motivate, to set a vision and to communicate.

“Leadership is a day-to-day matter on how we decide to do our best and how we get others to do their very best. The ability we have to make our world a better tomorrow starts with how we live our lives today,” the teenager told those gathered.

45 Responses to Young Bees ready to sting

  1. Ras October 28, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Is this Forced Indoctrination?
    Child Labour of a different nature
    worst kind of manipulation
    Another Pol Pot on the Horizon be warned
    The brain washing begins
    How low will they go after this, using Jim Jones tactics
    This is how cults operate

  2. Saga Boy October 28, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Let the children be children. Barbados is already too politicized.

  3. archy perch October 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Typical BLP. We got to watch out now, that their names don’t appear on the voters list.
    This political party is know for implementing and executing a lot of shenanigans: gerrymandering being their successful flag-bearer.
    But I want to know, why Mia did not stress the importance of studying for a degree, and producing that Degree to show you are indeed qualified.
    She should have told the pack of bull-fighters, that in her Barbados, nobody could boldly masquerade as a lawyer, and get away with it,because of their family name.
    She should also have urged the youths – who were under duress from their parents- not to ever be involved in domestic violence; do not ever bite any one, which is barbaric; and most of all, adhere to the current laws governing sexual harassment.
    I see this Muslim guy on stage.
    Look! Barbados will NEVER have a Prime Minister pushing the Muslim faith in today’s world, OK !
    Islam will continue to do their terrorist thing, and the Christian world will continue to resist.
    The BLP will be increasing their Republican Party Donald Trump nasty tactics, and the Barbadian public will continue to resist and denounce them.

    • O. Walrond October 28, 2017 at 9:07 am

      You might find this useful.

      “Mia Mottley is an Attorney-at-Law with a law degree from the London School of Economics specializing in advocacy. She is a Barrister of the Bar of England and Wales. In January 2002 she became a member of the Local Privy Council. She was also admitted to the Inner Bar of Barbados, becoming the youngest ever Queen’s Counsel in Barbados.”

      • Big man October 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

        Poor lame duck Wally
        Where is the Legal Education Certificate to practice Law in the caribbean
        My son did his law studies in England can practice in Europe but had to go to Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and get the LEC to be able to practice in Barbados she say Errol Barrow write a letter fuh she

        I have been in public life for 23 years, I can stand naked before them they know everything about me
        Uncle Errol wrote a letter for me to be admitted to middle Temple

        • ebaje October 28, 2017 at 9:29 pm

          When did your son study in England? Stop trying to mislead the public.

          • Big man October 29, 2017 at 3:41 pm

            ebaje Sorry you don’t have a son that is a Lawyer
            He only owes the Student Revolving Fund $22,000 now, he pays every month and give back to his former neighbourhood, did a number of cases for free
            My Daughter is a Doctor in private practice she study in Jamaica
            last son at Cavehill doing his Bsc

            Sorry you are Barren

      • Beresford Leon Phillips October 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

        O Walrond is a journalist also
        he does write foolishness online

  4. Carson C Cadogan October 28, 2017 at 6:49 am

    The politicisation of Bajan children has been started by the Barbados Labour Party.

    One remembers that this same thing was done by the Nazis in Germany.

    • Oliver Smith October 28, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Michael go and try and figure how you going pay for those concrete roads when you in opposition do.

  5. gsmiley October 28, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Archy Perch is it the degree or the certificate to practice?

    You may need to ask one of your DLP associates to get it right.

    • Big Brown October 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Don’t mind Dem. They leading the country down a false trail. They all know that at the time Miss Mottley was studying that she and others all over the Caribbean were grandfathered in, in much the same way that solicitors were all recognized as Attorneys at Law. Pure foolishness.

    • Carson C Cadogan October 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

      You need both.

      However to get into the Hugh Wooding Law School you have to PRODUCE you LLB.

      If you don’t PRODUCE your LLB you cant enter the Hugh Wooding Law school to get your Law certificate. And if you dont have a Law certificate you cant become a Lawyer according to Barbados Law.

      If you become a Lawyer in Barbados WITHOUT a Law certificate, then the question must be asked, why? Why you had to enter the Legal profession thru the back door?

      Do you have an LLB?

  6. luther thorne October 28, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Nonsense from the DLP Consortium Andy and Carson who are really the proprogada arm of the DLP at work infiltrating the Social Media platforms and spreading their gibberish just like the Russian Bots that sabotage the USA elections but want to come here and accuse others of employing Donald Trump tactics. The DLP wrecked this Country in 1986.87.88
    92.93.94. Come in 2008 and wrecked it again in 2009.10′ NSRL.
    The plan now is to pay Civil Servants a small increase and hope that they vote DLP because if the Civil Service against them they voted out for sure. Your tricks aint working this time around. Dems Now ! Dems Never Ever Again. Disband !

  7. Carson C Cadogan October 28, 2017 at 10:03 am

    All are invited to the Deighton Griffith School on Sunday 4.00pm.


    “” in Pursuit of a Legal Qualification””



    • MARIA Holder October 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      If Hal will admit how many millions he has received under this government, look for me

    • MARIA Holder October 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Mia practiced under BLP and DLP and nothing was done. All of a sudden, just so you all jumping up and keeping noise. Do you all realise that the more you all pick at Mia the more you are convincing the electorate that you are desperate. Why you don’t relax though?
      I hope what you open you can close

  8. luther thorne October 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

    The DLP has made the Chief Justice the Chief Justice . Tell us Merssrs DLP Consortium and Proproganda arm. Tell us what the DLP did to make the Chief Justice Chief Justice.
    How was it done ?
    Tell us about the ILLEGAL Billboards erected before the 2008 elections.
    You all want to come and win an election on some stupid idea about using a lie about a Legal Certificate as a reason for voting you all in for a third term. Wunna should be shame ! Reduced this country to Junk Bond status and want a third term ? NO ! NO ! Have not earned it. Down with the DEES. Its Up.with the BEES or UPP with the BEES to make Barbados better. Many would like to see the BEES and UPP form the Government Coalition. That eventuality would be good for Barbados.

    • Carson C Cadogan October 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm


      Take it easy before you get a stroke. And you will miss out on the results of the upcoming elections.

  9. Francis October 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Let children be children!!!

    • hcalndre October 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      “Children be Children,” That `s why Barbados is where it is today, listening to CBC talk show and tell me if many of callers don`t sound like children or stupid adults. “Maureeeen, doh let dem raise ya blood pressure hearrr, god pon ya side, I luv ya. That `s kind of calls adults make to a talk show host? another fella calls and talk about some one-eye man rum that he drinks. Who cares? when so much issues are going on in Barbados that need to be dealth with.

  10. Ras October 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I hope this is not an attempt at grooming

    A Pedophile is any person who is sexually attracted to children.

  11. archy perch October 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    The law is the law. Requirements are requirements.
    All the big-up has to do, is produce the document.
    Egg woud be on thew DLP face.
    She would have played the TRUMP card.
    Andddd !
    Be a BIGGG Winner.

  12. archy perch October 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    With one of those Degrees and not the other,you can only be a lecturer at the University, but now a practicing lawyer.
    I am out of my league here, but I understand you need both to practice in Barbados.
    Doctors need their qualifications and have to satisfy the requirements. We have doctors who were born in Barbados and studied in Cuba, who CANNOT work here until they pass certain exams.
    Go figure.

    • hcalndre October 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      @archy perch; but sent bajans to Cuba to have their eyes operated on and the Cuba government did it for free and in less time than they would have to wait to have it done in Barbados.

  13. Heather O. Monica Headley October 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    If the young people were coerced you have a problem, if it was of their own free will, then there is no problem. Pleased to see these young minds involved in something intellectually stimulating rather than face down in the streets riddled with bullets. Induction into a political party also occurs in households all over Barbados, often without knowing why you vote for whom you vote. Glad also that voter apathy is not likely to be normative in cases where the youth vote is not ‘bought’ or simply non-existent.

    If the Leader of the Opposition was practicing law illegally then all the cases would have to be dealt with and then Errol Barrow, founder of the DLP would have to be exhumed and dealt with, since it has been intimated or is a fact that he was responsible for her admission to the bar to practice law in Barbados.

    Substantive question is ‘When will general elections be called and who will be called to account when the bell tolls.’

  14. Kammie Holder October 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Sad day in our history. Who could defend this brainwashing partisanship of young impressionable minds. Our political stability is under threat.

  15. luther thorne October 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    You all are jokers. Now come psuedo – perfectionists who are demanding perfection in others while not having perfection yourself. This is a new sickness – mental/psychological illness and is seen on adpects of Social Media. Do not be misled by DLP supporters , syncophants the consortium and and influence by the propaganda arm and apologists who write on Social media to talk and act irrational. Those who have to carry on the legacy of lies that is a hallmark of the DLP and who have been doing this from the Letter to the Editor days that is Adopting various names under which they spout their lies have divided this country. Lies and personal attacks are their forte. DLP . You have been exposed !

    There is something called a Grandfather clause that would operate in a case such as Mia ‘s if indeed she did not go to the HWLS. New Qualifications Bar come on stream sometimes for various positions. If the holder of a position does not have the new Qualification it does not mean that he is kicked out of the position. The liars know this yuh know but want to pull another stunt like the old woman on the Bus stunt to influence people who do not understand these things. Bad bad -Wicked !

  16. MARIA Holder October 28, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Check out the interview that CBC did with Thompson’s mother some years ago and see the age that she said Barrow “inducted” David into the DLP

  17. Carson C Cadogan October 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I want you all to know that little boy is a MUSLIM.

    Right now the MUSLIMS in Libya are selling every BLACK PERSON that they can get their hands on. MUSLIMS don’t like BLACK people unless they can use them for their own purposes.

    Be warned!!!!!

    • Purejoy October 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Carson Cadogan… do your homework before spreading your xenophobic misinformation. The boy’s mother is black. Is he selling his mother????

      • Carson C Cadogan October 29, 2017 at 9:43 am

        Women have little value in the MUSLIM World. Do you remember when the two MUSLIM girls were murdered in Barbados because they wanted to leave the religion?

        60 and 70 year old men marry 7 and 8 old girls.

        So wheel and come again.

        • Purejoy October 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

          Your ignorance is so evident. 2 Muslim girls murdered in Barbados??? Please say when. Furthermore you haven’t acknowledged the fact that Khalil mother is black so totally contradicts your original misinformed propaganda. 60 and 70 year old men are raping 7 and 8 year old girls right here so you wheel and come again.

          • Carson C Cadogan October 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm

            his mother being a Black is pure coincidence.

            Women are treated like something you scrape off your shoe by Muslims men.

            I bet that he is in training to carry on the tradition.

    • hcalndre October 29, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      @Carson C Cadogan; when some bajans speak you have to wonder if its any truth that barbadians have a 98% literacy rate and Carson you have now proven that the 98% is a not even close, would you know a person of the Muslin faith if you saw one? Do you have a clue how many people have join them? Ali the boxer joined them too, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X were all Muslins and don`t forget Minister Farrakhan, what color are the Muslins you speak of when you say that they don`t like black people?

      • Carson C Cadogan October 30, 2017 at 6:17 am

        BLACK Muslim are there to do the mean office work.

  18. Big Man October 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I pass through Queen’s Park today and over heard a certain person talking about lowering the age of consent to 14
    Is Because some of these young Bees ready to sting

    • Carson C Cadogan October 28, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Lowering the age of consent has all to do with sexually molesting children.

      Barbados is going to be a cess pool if the Bajan voters miss and put in the Barbados Labour Party.

      • straight talk October 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

        9 years this country have been a cess pool and now the government want to go in the gutter to play up in there nastyness so they can win an election

  19. luther thorne October 28, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Carson Consortium DLP Propaganda Arm. Dont worry bout me. Your ass is grass after the next election. You and Maureen the two Ms.Call CBC call-in Programme – By the way tell us how old David was when he was inducted into the DLP and when he appeared on the CBC programme – UNDERSTANDING- understand. I know wunnuh good . Stop fooling the people. Even your appearance here , on Facebook and elsewhere is FAKE- FALSE and FRAUD just like the DLP so Back off and go look for your Absentee Prime Minister who is always asleep somewhere
    Ras ! This applies to you too. Trying to foment hatred now with this Muslim talk. You people disgust me

    • Carson C Cadogan October 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      One thing with the crooked Barbados Labour Party, they always have a hit list just before every election time.

      Ask Reudon Eversley.

  20. Saga Boy October 28, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Luther Thorne when you get rid of Carson and Maureen and all dem DLP people will that make you happy? What is it that you would have gained? Tell me something, would you like to get rid of all the people in your life who have different views than you have

  21. Saga Boy October 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Luther I Understand from someone who was close to David that he was in fifth form at Combermere School when he appeared on understanding. He was over 16, an avid reader and at an age where he clearly understood what was happening in politics. His mother was Errol Barrow’s Secretary and he spent a lot of time in the presence of the late Prime Minister and other politicians. He certainly was not 11 years old.

  22. Patty October 28, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    We need to lead the youth to Christ..I pray we stop using people and turn them to God

  23. Greengiant October 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I am always amazed how you party faithfuls find time to get into this nick picking. This shows your parties are nothing but nick picking parties. This is the real problem in Barbados, and it won’t change until we see the back of both B L P and D L P.

    I don’t even want to say anymore, whether she’s qualified to practice or not is not the problem. What it does show is that the father of our independence E W Barrow was as elitist as anyone else. The colonial system was alive and still is in this island of ours. I know of a few civil servants in senior positions who are not qualified as well, and every time the attempt is made to replace them with young qualified persons, we the people through our unions cry out for supersession.

    What the unions need to teach is, that the workers through the deductions made from their pay pays the wages and salaries they earn. The private sector workers are paid from the money spent by workers like themselves for good and services. So the less productive the workers are the higher the deductions will be to keep them employed. So while you lot worry about the brain wash of these kids to the out dated ideology of the B L P. The real issue at hand is the motivation of our workers to produce so they will continue to earn.

    You have all seen, as far back as the E W Barrow era the B L P and D L P had obligations to each other. This has not changed, they will always compete to control the national pie. One will get control of the kitchen, the other the table. They both need to be evicted from the main house. Anything less than total eviction of these erratic children will continue to bring the home to it’s knees.


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