BLP to repeal NSRL

The National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) tops the list of laws the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) intends to repeal or amend in its first order of business if it wins the national elections next year.

BLP Leader Mia Mottley made this promise this evening to a large crowd of party members and other supporters gathered at Queen’s Park to hear her speak on the second day of the party’s three-day 79th Annual Conference that began Friday night.

Also high on the agenda for the first day of Parliament following a BLP victory is immediate re-introduction of full Government payment for all Barbadians attending the University of the West Indies.

The Opposition Leader also said that among other legislative measures to be taken on this first day of Parliament will be decriminalizing of illegal vending; establishment of an integrity commission; repeal of the law requiring tax clearance certificates for property transactions; and repeal of the policy requiring tax clearance certificates for foreign exchange transactions.

Mottley made clear that once elected, her government has no intention of selling the Transport Board but will, as with the legislative measures,  commence a forensic audit of the state entity’s operations.

A section of the large audience of members and supporters that spilled outside the tent and onto the lawns.

190 Responses to BLP to repeal NSRL

  1. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 28, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Wow this reminds me of when Mr. Arthur promised the people he was going to give them back the 8% after kicking about Mr. Sandiford…then he didn’t want to give them back…oh dear when the ppl kick up he give them but with TAXES on it…gosh talk about history repeating itself hahahaha hehehe… I love it!

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison October 28, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Stell, stop telling lies.
      Arthur promised Authur delivered as promised
      There was never any objection or reluctance on the part of the BLP to pay it back and you know that to be a lie but I guess it has reach the point that the DLP and it’s lackeys would say anything to put doubts in the minds of Barbadians that just had nine years too much of Fraundel Stuart and his band of incompetent misfits.

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba October 29, 2017 at 12:44 am


    • Anson Sobers
      Anson Sobers October 29, 2017 at 1:13 am

      What about the first 100 days in office 500 free houses? Etc

      I have no problem with someone supporting another party but when you are a troll/political yard fowl and have no facts it disturbs me…and the sad part about it you’re 2 yr old daughter have to condone to this ignorance of a parent…do yourself a favor and use the internet to educate yourself.

      • Ras October 29, 2017 at 5:57 am

        Anson you have Phd or Msc I never hear bout you as an Alumni
        A yard duck looking for hand outs giving advice

      • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        Well said Anson…she should also use the Internet to see how to be a LIAR without making ones’ self look like a FOOL in cyberspace.
        .Someone needs to tell her that one must have BASIC common sense to tell lies
        The 8% was taken away by wunna was 8% of the gross salary THAT WASN’T TAXED then,so it is ONLY OBVIOUS that when given back it would have to be TAXED foolbert.

    • Ricardo Worrell
      Ricardo Worrell October 29, 2017 at 3:12 am

      I think you should make comments only when you’re sober

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 3:44 am

      Adrian Allison Now I have made my statement clear enough for the Google scholars and clarity to my previous statement …and no disrespect to Mr. Arthur because I have much respect for him maybe if he was the leader My voice wouldn’t have been heard here…but it seems politics will always be politricks

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 4:00 am

      Ricardo Worrell…hahahaha really don’t know why you are bitter at me to even try to call me a drunkard. ..gud dear I don’t drink alcohol. I am very sober

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 4:01 am

      Anson Sobers you are a CLOWN that I will not waste any more time responding to after this one…AND to think you calling ppl yard fouls…I wouldnt dear describe your character “the stool Pigeon” hailing like a stray…my two yr old you will never be able to walk in her streets…you should change your name to “Google fool” and give tnx for it because you wouldn’t be able to comment on these post if not for google…I know your type ..I am embarrass to the max to see a ninconpoo like yourself tying to degrade my intelligence…how dear you!

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 4:25 am

      My fri-end Ali Baba…hmmmm I should have explained myself fully…yes he did restored the 8% with tax and he explained why the tax…but I remember well the civil servants wasn’t too happy on how it was to be paid out …they thought they were going to get one big lump sum..but it was done in three tranches… the 8% was subject to income tax!
      Anyways good luck on your political conversion hahahaha
      Have an awesome Sunday!

      • hcalndre October 30, 2017 at 7:02 am

        @Stell Alleyne; none of your comments or replies made any sense and any money earn on income, is taxed, do you pay taxes on your salary? or are you stay at home mother.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor October 29, 2017 at 5:03 am

      Raise ya hand Stell Alleyne A Bajan with perfect memory, not selective memory or party memory…. Politicians say anything to gain power and their lackeys never wonder why…… I will always say politricks is a dirty game…. Let ma throw out lil scratch grain! Ah gone…..

    • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 6:12 am

      You in this LYING BUSINESS TOO ? I was working in Government then and Arthur HAD TO HESITATION IN GIVING IT BACK furthermore he also put the ICING ON THE CAKE when he said at no other time NO DLP GOVERNMENT would be able to CUT SALARIES AGAIN by enacting certain measures in Parliament, so people like you can take ya RH and BS to George Street and tell the other yard fowls ,paling cocks and swamp ducks that…. you giving yourself high fives and pats on ya back FA TELLING LIES ?…ya FIDIOT.

      • andy g October 29, 2017 at 8:18 am

        She is correct harry.gave to one hand took from the other.and yes he implement some law that no government should do that again.You said that you was working in gov at the time .then you should no you only took home 2% of the 8% restoration

        • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 2:39 pm

          andy g….what part of her story is correct ?.I did not received 2 % of the 8 %.
          The restoration of the 8 % was subjected TO TAX ACCORDING TO THE SALARY SCALE and TAX BRACKET ONE WAS IN and not even the HIGHEST PAID CIVIL SERVANT is subjected to 75% tax on their salaries.
          You too are trying your hand at telling lies but making a meal out of it
          Go and do some research and find out the HIGHEST PERSONAL INCOME TAX RATE IN BARBADOS.Ask a fellow yard fowl or a paling cock and get back to me.

    • Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 6:16 am

      Looka wat Mama Mia gone and do, spit right in Ryan Straughn face and say once elected, her government has no intention of selling the Transport Board
      Poor Ryan
      The Politcal Cannibalism has started in the house more to come stay tuned

    • Ricardo Worrell
      Ricardo Worrell October 29, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Well stell alleyne I guess anyday now you’ll become a resident of the psychiatric hospital

    • The Truth October 29, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Yea that’s a stinking lie. Go to church and pray.

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Ricardo Worrell you too funny..the truth disturbs doesn’t it…you have a wonderful day!

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Sharon Taylor I give credit where it is due…the truth is we had two great leaders…Mr. Errol Barrow & Mr. Tom Adams…when these two met in Parliament it was worth listening to…at least ppl felt safe with these two…Mr. Owen Arthur and Freundel Stuart and the David Thompson…these three have their own style of leadership that in my OPINION is admirable (note my Opinion)…Owen & the PM are both great speakers…ppl want the PM to jump when they say jump…speak when they say speak but what they haven’t notice is the wisdom in keeping silent and speak only when it is necessary)…but guess what when you are in the driver’s seat then you know…
      Ms. Mottley I have to say is a “NIGHTMARE” waiting to happen (and this is not for no polictical gimmick)…anyone who would go to the extreme to destroy this country for their selfish polictical purpose….is not fit to lead… because when she starts to dictate and ppl don’t like it then it is going to be the same way she got in will be the same to get her out with more insults & injuries to this country….you all mark my words….”you gine learn tonight”
      If she had dealt with situation like a real LEADER with the citizens of Barbados in mind and not for selfish ambition…oh man I would have be hailing that a woman LEADER is going to whoop the government…but nooooooo she didn’t…she wants to get there at any cost…. NOT IN FAVOUR OF HER ANTICS…NO NO NO!

      • hcalndre October 30, 2017 at 7:21 am

        @Stell; what you and the PM don`t understand that when he was selected and elected by the people, that mouth belong to the people or they could have got a dummy that is operated by a ventriloquist.

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison October 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Stell Alleyne
      Stell, thanks for clearing g that up.
      You are correct with the clarification .

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison October 29, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Stell Alleyne
      Your reference to the PM is not correct Stell,
      The problem that the people have with Mr Stuart is that he absolutely refuses to speak to the people on issues of national concern so to say that the people expect him to jump whenever they want him to is totally untrue.
      The man, as PM has a duty and an obligation to speak to his constituents which is all of us when there are issues at the national level that needs to be addressed.
      A leader first responsibility is to lead and reassure, Mr Stuart has contemptuously refused to do so.

      • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm

        Stuart doesn’t talk for the simple reason that he knows NOTHING about what goes on in Barbados and doesn’t want to be EMBARRASSED …it is as simple as that.
        Look.Tom Adams was the #1.He could sit down in front ANYBODY and talk FLUENTLY on ANY subject in any Ministry .
        Barrow could do the same,David Thompson too,Owen Arthur in that order
        Next is Sandy and the WORST of the lot is Stuart . I would put him at # 10…he is that far behind in a field of six and when Mia has finished her career she is destined to be between Thompson and Owen Arthur when it comes to dealing with press conferences involving the PUBLIC.

    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      I am at a lost as to how Miss Mottley gine get this one work out with all these give aways. Something got to give and what would that be that Miss Mottley is not saying until six weeks after of gaining office??? The present economy in its present state and the “homegown” IMF economic blueprint plan for Barbados by this party and all these “give aways” dont add up something fishy i smell a dead rat. Hahahahaha. Stell Alleyne something aint right girl. I am sure it will be the obvious soon or later.

      • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        Javan,ANY NEW GOVERNMENT must give themselves enough time TO KNOW WHA GOING ON….big man THAT IS COMMON SENSE..cheese on bread man you think the BEES gine implement those measures THE NEXT DAY ????
        Yardfowlism at its best…lord have mercy

    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 29, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      You are so right Stell girl!!! And you know what too the unions heads gine follow and help she too. Look in the barbados today news and you would see how Pedro Shepherd start already by promising that the unions gine find a new approach to dealing with issues rather than being controversial. Isnt that a coincidence after her BLP 79th speach. Why was this not said or done before??? People head on and these blp politicans dont seems to think so. On the onter hand its known as always when Barbados going through the worst bajans put the Dems in power and when things gine good Bees always come and suck de sweet that is a known fact. All de talk but corruption and this integrity commission Mia dont want to start that crap even though i think its good but the amount of dead fish that would wash up from de sea from 94 to 08 would drive a lot of people to de mad house yuh she better watch wah kinda nasty can of worms would open up. You remember when Errol Barrow run de government from 66 to 76 alot of them white people run to Australia cause Barrow tell them straight he running things in Bim not them and they only came back here when Tom get in so nothing to doubt. We keep putting these people in power to make these business people rich off de backs of poor people and it not going to stop unless somebody got the guts to do it like Barrow. If you go on youtube and type in the riches people in bim you would see only Riri is de only black person in bim all de rest is white people and some aint even born bajans. Why de hell is that prayer tell me.

    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 29, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Haha Stell wah you should have herd her when she talk bout teaching children to swim hahaha this woman talk so much nonsense i was of the view she was reciting a poem for the little children she had there. Mia nah serious she just joking around.

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      That was my opinion too… and laughing at her followers hahahaha

    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 29, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Haha de only body that does that is satan hahaha.

  2. Brett Blades
    Brett Blades October 28, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Just please don’t give with one hand and take with the other. No new taxes or raised existing ones. I believe the economy can make a turnaround with more prudent spending and budgeting and more efficient and wholesome use of government resources to grow revenues. But growing revenues has to be coupled with controlled expenses or it would be worthless. I would like to see an independent and non-political body introduced to assess and advise on the use of critical government resources.

    • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 7:03 am

      ” I believe the economy can make a turnaround with more prudent spending and budgeting and more efficient and wholesome use of government resources to grow revenues. ”


      Wunna took the economy to ROCK BOTTOM and JUNK BOND STATUS..turned around and can’t get it back up the slope.
      Instead of losing sleep over Mia and the BEES wunna should be concentrating on how to RAISE DE DEAD to see if they can help you get back up….CALL UP THE DIPPER…daiz wunna ONLY way UP.

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Well said…and agree to the fullest!

    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      In a country like Bim where the PM got more power then the Qeen of England or the President of USA its unlikely that would ever happen. Politicans in Bim dont like shooting themselves in the foot that easy by passing laws that would incriminate them. On the other hand Mia undertstand that promises is a comfort to a fool in some cases, even thoug everybody aint that stupid in Bim. Mia probably mite gain government because bajans right now is somewhat discomfort by the policies of this present government. Other than that Mia really dont have anything to remedy or offer to bring to a resolution to this present crisis in any haste and that is where she is fooling, using the crisis and the present discomfort of the people to her advantage. SMH!!!

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      My my you have hit the nail on the head… I concur with it all Javan

      • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 1:55 am

        @Stell; you are all over and about with other peoples` ideas, come with something of your own that makes sense or you have ran out.

    • Julian Marshall
      Julian Marshall October 30, 2017 at 7:10 am

      Lord knows that’s so true…

  3. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison October 28, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Can’t be soon enough and stop the double taxation of hard working, tax burdened Barbadians.

  4. Joan Crawford
    Joan Crawford October 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    She would be silly if she does not do it,

  5. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe October 29, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Exactly what needs to be done.

    All those that just want to keep looking in the “rear view mirror” with the Arthur Arthur Arthur bs keep doing it … you can crash your car but not our nation.

    Repealing the NSRL is justice for poor people

    And so is returning free education to barbados

    These where the “two worst decisions” among tons of others of the current gov ….

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Listen bro. I hear you , but everyone can talk and keep missing the invisible ball. It will not make a bit of difference to this people who only looking for a belly full and to keep trending. No politician cares about any poor people and no free education ain’t coming back because there is now enough “educated” field slaves. You see that little 1% of whites among the many blacks in that crowd – they will keep being on top of you people expanding and you keep being underneath them living from week to week and month to month playing out the same games with these malignant parties while the c*nts literally remain in the red.

      • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 2:06 am

        @Jennifer; you have join the DLP and the yard fowls blaming the few whites for the down fall of the country. Someone said to me if the white people was running the country instead of these black miseducated massas, it would not be where its at today.

  6. M.m. Cumberbatch
    M.m. Cumberbatch October 29, 2017 at 1:04 am

    What about the 18 month vat increase? Will she be taking that back to the 15%?.

  7. Deangelo Dixie Mayers
    Deangelo Dixie Mayers October 29, 2017 at 1:19 am

    You know you ppl got nerve defending these ppl are we so blind

  8. Mark Adamson October 29, 2017 at 3:05 am

    According to the BLP leader, the Barbados Labour Party will do, et al, the following:

    1) it repeal the so-called NSRL,

    2) it will repeal Tax Clearance Certificates for property transactions,

    3) it will repeal Tax Clearance Certificates for Foreign Exchange Transactions,

    4) it reintroduce the government facilitating of amounts of credits on behalf of Barbadian students going to Cave Hill Campus.

    Now check it….. No amount of tawdry window dressing by Mottley will avoid the fundamental political economic and financial problems facing this country…

    Mottley MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY failed to do the following:

    1) she MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY FAILED to outline or point to a clear, integrated and sustainable strategy for halting the slide or alternatively boosting the foreign reserves/credits of the government of Barbados,

    2) she MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY FAILED to outline or point to a clear, integrated, and sustainable strategy for improving the performances of the foreign credit earning sectors of this country – tourism, international business, manufacturing, agriculture, etc.

    3) she MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY FAILED to outline or point to a clear, integrated and sustainable strategy for achievement of 8 to 10 % growth in the material production and distribution sectors of this country,

    4) she MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY FAILED to outline or point to a clear, integrated and sustainable strategy for managing the increases in the government debt;

    5) she MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY FAILED to outline or point to clear, integrated and sustainable strategy for reining in of the fundamental problem of transfers to government statutory corporations.

    The elections are not here yet and what is increasingly clear is that the BLP is attempting to play political games with the minds of some people in Barbados, and in a context where this country continues to face serious and fundamental political economic and financial problems.

    So, once again the BLP is failing to confide in the people of this country!!

    The BLP is MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY failing to tell the people the TRUTH as it relates to how they are going to be dealing with the dedevelopment, decay and ruin in many of the affairs of this

    Once again it is clear why the BLP MUST NOT EVER BE VOTED back in in this country!!

    • Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 5:40 am

      The writing is on the wall
      Private sector out in full force
      Santa Claus in the house

      • Ras October 29, 2017 at 6:06 am

        All the Slave drivers aboard in RED

        • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 8:34 am

          Dishing slave food too – them Shetlands. While the rest getting the salmon and steak.

    • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 6:35 am

      Mark Adamson you are a JACKASS of merit.. how can Mia FAILED to do those things when the BLP IS NOT EVEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY ?
      ….and why are you so antagonistic towards Mia ? when your ‘ Party ” have ALL the answers and that they are going to win the majority of the seats?
      Big man ,instead of you losing sleep and your mind and whatever over MIA MOTTLEY you should have been at the Tailor getting measure for some suits in readiness for when you become PM of this Country
      All like now you should have people on standby to go and rearrange and redesign Ilaro Court before you step in.

    • Barbados2.0 October 29, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Hi Mark,

      Maybe she did, maybe she didn’t, but if you’re going to present an argument, present a balanced one. Which of your 5 MASSIVE and HORRENDOUS points has the DLP achieved in the last 9 years?

      The bell hasn’t even rung. Why would the BLP lay all their plans on the table at this juncture anyway? I’d be fairly sure that she has a plan, and is waiting for the appropriate time. The party in power apparently has a plan too, but every time I go to buy food, I can see it’s the wrong plan.

      • andy g October 29, 2017 at 8:34 am

        Yes 2.0, he knows the DLP is failing and he wants to know the alternative. she is not giving that.she is not convincing.where she going to get the money to operate ,after giving back so much.politic is politricks .think for yourself.i have’nt voted since 81.I will be doing so it this time around

        • BoPeep October 30, 2017 at 2:30 am

          You having not voted since 1981 is probably one reason the country is in this current mess. While everyone is calling for a BLP Plan, it is the DLP that should be presenting to the people of Barbados how it intends to get us out of this dungeon they placed us in. The BLP does not have one thing to prove at this point!

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 2:15 am

      @Mark Adamson; are those MASSIVELY and HORRENDOUSLY things that you have mention, you should tell them to your DLP., you`re sure they will have the country back on its feet.

  9. Simon Gooding
    Simon Gooding October 29, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Buhbaydus people….yuh all would got to be real Golliwogs to vote the BLP to Government again after voting out the DLP……After 50yrs of independence,Buhbaydus have move from the fryin pan to the fire…..Its time for a change …new younger faces…new ideas…new wave………..Stop warming over cold soup………….

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor October 29, 2017 at 5:04 am


    • Ann Bholo
      Ann Bholo October 29, 2017 at 5:13 am


    • Angela Thompson Branch
      Angela Thompson Branch October 29, 2017 at 7:12 am

      All who put this one that making us — is the bigger golliwogs.

    • Sheryl Boucher
      Sheryl Boucher October 29, 2017 at 8:17 am

      I don’t agree with calling ppl ‘golliwogs’ that word has unfortunate racial overtones

    • Keely Christina Yang Jackson
      Keely Christina Yang Jackson October 29, 2017 at 9:08 am


    • Bititi Dage
      Bititi Dage October 29, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Jokes on a Sunday. Thanks

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 2:24 am

      @ Simon Gooding; Is Lynette Eastmond and David Gill new faces? or whoever you mean when you say new, they have to full there pockets in a hurry first. Do you believe a bunch of greenhorns or rookies to run a country just like that. None of them may not even be able to run a ministry.

  10. rodnee October 29, 2017 at 3:19 am

    and mark you MASSIVELY AND HORRENDOUSLY FAILED to outline and solutions to help barbados,so my brother with due respect,you can MAAIVELY AND HORENDOUSLY shut to hell up until you bring proper ideas. thank you my kind sir

  11. archy perch October 29, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Oh! Oh!. The up-coming great Economist of Barbados, Ryan Straughn’s bold proposal gone through the edoes…LOL.
    No privatisation of the Transport Board. I am confused.
    By the time general election is called, privatisation will be back on the cards..SMH.
    Look, I want to know Mia, will you take Barbados to the IMF in the famous 100-days, to get the money to pay for all your phantom promises?
    What is the party going to do about the foreign influence of same sex marriage in Barbados.
    What about that stupid fly-overs proposal Gline Clarke champions, is that really going to be attempted again?
    Will your Cabinet be made up of all girls? Is there any room for Symmonds in there, or will he be a back-bencher.
    Will Santia be your Deputy?
    Will you allow those Arthur loyalists to continue to haunt your government, knowing that they tell him everything that is going on on Roebuck Street?We can’t have this!
    Can you really trust these defectors from the DLP to your party?
    How do you know they are not a plant?????? Hummmm!
    I don’t know, the Barbados Labour Party is getting so many Hammie-La dancers, that the true BLP loyalists are being squeezed out.
    Never thought I would see the day. SMH

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 2:35 am

      @archy perch; Is this same sex thing new to Barbados? first its none of my business what people do, but its as old as Barbados and when I hear all the BS from bajans, “Not bout haay” some of the very ones that`s saying it, is right in the mix/closet.

  12. Alwyn Babb
    Alwyn Babb October 29, 2017 at 4:27 am

    You see this repeal and replace language that creeping into our politics. Leave that with trump

    • Ras October 29, 2017 at 4:59 am

      Tom Adams came to power in 1976 by abolishing the 5% sales tax at the time then he double the stamp duty I wonder what she going to double.

      Let the Gimmicks begin to flow
      She not selling Transport Board she going lease it to the Indians
      Ali Baba tell me so

      • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 8:49 am

        FINE PRINT. What we need legislated also is some law to get these f#$%ers out of parliament not fulfilling their proposals, and bank account monitoring. They have literally become like our oppressors – skinned inside out.

      • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 2:41 am

        @Ras; why not give it to the Indians who are bajans for the little that you and others think, when you see how successful they are and these miseducated Cave Hill bunch can`t get anything to work properly.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor October 29, 2017 at 5:05 am


  13. Ras October 29, 2017 at 5:34 am

    What about Same Sex marriages
    What about legalizing Marijuana
    Are you going to lower the age of consent
    Will you have a position on domestic abuse- women beating women or biting them Nuke Nuke
    What about the White shadows following you- will one them be Governor General
    With this massive and illusionary pie in the sky war dance that you putting on backed by the Private sector and the Plantocracy to fool the Dumb and the Ignorant wearing red with limited intelligence the country will be in a head on collision with the IMF without Mallet home stolen IMF blueprint appropriate “homegrown”economic solution for the island.

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 2:47 am

      @Ras; I can gather from you and others it will be better to let the runaway train stay on its path until it crashes or comes to a halt.

  14. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite October 29, 2017 at 5:36 am

    What will it be replaced with? ?#justwondering

    • Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 6:03 am

      More taxes and more taxes to replace this song and dance party

  15. sticks and stones October 29, 2017 at 6:30 am

    IS this the BLP recipe for paying down the debt dont mek me laugh Even a blind man on a trotting horse knows that the first order of business is a fiscal responsibility that goes to the heart of the country financial responsibility namely paying its debt

  16. Alex Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 6:38 am

    And while you’re at it , seeing that “all uh we” sucking salt ,put in the MIX…….Plus Lower VAT, Lower Land Tax, Lower vehicle road Tax, Lower water rates, Lower Bus fares. LOWER LIAT FARES.

  17. Charles Atkins
    Charles Atkins October 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

    So tell me which merchant is going to mark down the $2.00 to $20.00, that they have put on every item in their store???

  18. Brenda Knight
    Brenda Knight October 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

    What Government needs is serious accountability and transparency. Each Government Department needs to show how they are collecting, what they have collected and be able to.account for every cent. The Auditor General’s Office needs to be respected. This place has become one big pot of jobs for the boys and their friends

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner October 29, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Very well said you are right on point.

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba October 29, 2017 at 9:54 am


    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison October 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Wholeheartedly agree Brenda Knight.

    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 29, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      That would never happen when you have a PM in a country who has more power than the Queen of England or the President of the US.

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner October 30, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Accountability and transparency have always been non existent in Barbados political landscape and government and it always will be,these so call leaders shady as hell.

  19. Sheron Inniss October 29, 2017 at 7:00 am

    And since you are at it repeal land tax. I could never figure out if I own land why I have to pay government for it every year. What services do you provide that one does not have to pay for except garbage collection. I would rather pay for that service than pay land tax. The other service the government provides that one has to pay for whether you are receiving it or not is water. Electricity and telecommunications are other services; the government don’t pay those bills. Lets add solar power, that’s a one off payment; maintenance of house and surroundings, etc is all at the homeowner or landlord and I can go on.

    So tell me again what the land tax is for. I agree with those who say it is an illegal tax.

    Therefore I do not own a piece of the rock and I never shall.

    Here ends my lesson for today. I have figured out what it takes to live in this world but not be of this world and I will stick to it. I update it as needs be.

    Grenville up the thing.

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 8:59 am

      That is because you don’t own the land. Add up the paid taxes in 20yrs time and see if you ain’t pay for the land again. Then your children pay fresh when you dead. The only thing I praying for in Barbados is some fyah without rain and some strong wind. Mia never said she was not going to the IMF either.

  20. Tony Webster October 29, 2017 at 7:02 am

    @Mark Adamson: a MASSIVE AND HORRENDOUS failure to convince anyone wid brains, to buy any of your surrogate, sychophantic, crap. Best you can do m’boy, is to continue sweating, pack up TV-8 with Goebbellian “news”; and sweat, pray, den pray some more. Thank God for the Social Media channels, which you cannot control.
    Wunnma had your time at de crease; time for de uthuh folks to go bat. When our Auditor General is given the power to initiate prosecutions against anyone for corruption, or even aiding and assisting it, …certain folks could also leave the island, and the air ’bout here would be much fresher!

    Bon Voyage!

  21. icus October 29, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Totally agree Brenda Knight

  22. Nicholas Worrell
    Nicholas Worrell October 29, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I’m amazed how this strategy works everytime… Tell people what they want to hear and they will do anything.

  23. just observing October 29, 2017 at 7:28 am

    It is sad when my people try to trvialise issues because of party alliances. We don’t need that now we need relief f rom burdensome taxation. If you spit here it is taxed. Stop being silly as nd faced facts. My spouse and I had just acquired a mortgage when 8% was imposed and as two public workers we smelled hell with two children to raise. Thank God for Arthur’s repeal. STELL, you and your lies can go to HELL. We who experienced it know the whole story and will vote BLP again !!!

    When you all come here bring the TRUTH. Be HONEST and don’t come to pull down people. Adamsom I am am sorry but this is not the time for a new inexperienced party. I would like you all to gain some seats this time to gain governmental , financial and economical experience for the next round. RAS AND C ALI BABA , cut out the nasty talk and focus on the message. A lot more people in places have dirty linen under the bed or in the clothes basket. He wi thout sin cast the first stone cause we all have sinned and come short. Bring something uplifting to th ed table. This dirty talk hurts a nd your intentions seem to be to hurt. We want intelligent conversations here. Every day you all with the same dirty slurs. Give us something else to read b or shut the hell up.

  24. sticks and stones October 29, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Years of freeness under OSA now it is time to pay the piper pay or else! debt does not vanished into thin air when it becomes due it must be paid
    Mia might try to boob and weave but at the end of the day the call for a viable solution to the country debt would not include give aways

  25. Saga Boy October 29, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Can you imagine the BLP says this country in trouble and Mia looking to reinstate things like university fees etc? She says she will make illegal vending legal. Well I can imagine what will happen in Bridgetown. Vendors all over the place legitimately vending. Vending on sidewalks and on the highways. Not a word about how she will restructure this economy. Not a word about how she will increase the foreign reserves. Not a word of how she will create new jobs. Not a word on whether she will increase salaries. Not a word on same sex marriages.

    Will she go to the IMF? Or does she have a fairy god father some where? She really n ready yet.

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 2:58 am

      @Saga Boy; this is almost 10 years and your boys can`t get dress yet? what about that?

  26. Lorenzo October 29, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Saga Boy,Mark y Word,Ras ,Stel Alleyne and Sticks and Stones no amout of personal attacks and lies or money is not going to help you all this time.You all are not speaking to idiots tell the PM to ring the bell,if you all so confident and explain the 20 downgrades,lack of proper roads,Garbage collections etc,instead of talk about LEC,defend the record in Government,that is all we are interested in,and policies going forward.Leave out the gutter talk as Ms Thompson said because there are many skeletons in the closet to be exposed on both sides.

    • harry turnover October 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Well said Lorenzo…boy I can’t wait until election night to see the comments of those yard fowls and paling cocks when the results start to come in led by Jones and wuk ,followed by the Cahill man.
      The BEES should add this one by LiL Rick…..caan wait…till Jones get kick out…till Lowe get dump and so forth ans so on.

  27. Saga Boy October 29, 2017 at 7:51 am

    @Stel ALLEYNE don’t waste time responding to some of these characters. Their comments are usually emotions and void of facts. Ali Baba is retarded, has an IQ below 1000 and says nothing sensible. All he does is shout across the Internet. Harry turnover tries to rival him.

  28. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Mia got them kicking themselves. Mark Adamson and others said tell us what you gwine do Mia.

  29. Keen Observer October 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

    The return to free Univeristy fees isn’ t going to happen. Barbados can no longer do it. In addition, what happens if persons take the government to the CCJ and argue under CSME I shoild have access to free education just like a Barbadian since my country is a member of CSME. After Myrie victory no one knows how the CCJ will rule if this is tested in court.

  30. Saga Boy October 29, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Add Lorenzo to the list. We have always had the problems referred to. The downgrades were largely caused by the money we lost from the Canadian market and our current situation has to do with our lifestyles. So tell me Lorenzo what is your solution. Clyde said he would do a partial IMF program. Mia has not even looked at his suggestion. Can we expect a raise in salary for us civil servants?

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 3:08 am

      @Saga Boy; for the next 4 or 5 months, the DLP going to find money to do things that the country going to wonder where it`s coming from after 10 years, the train will arrived, then it will be Xmas, then it will be Easter, then it will be “ELECTION TIME.”

  31. Greengiant October 29, 2017 at 8:39 am

    The facts has nothing to do with party support, that’s why I don’t get into the emotional thing with party supporters. The 8% was repaid in two payments and taxed. Sandiford had promised to return it without taxing. Ask Mascoll if you doubt me, as he was the architect of the measure.

    I have heard the opposition leader on all that the B L P will change. We all do accept that the revenue will need to be generated from somewhere. So from where will it come? Is there an agreement with a commercial bank, will the central bank print this money or will they engage the I M F?

    This is not the time for promises, it’s time for giving the information needed for informed choices. The average man can’t understand the economics of the country, so for us who does we need the relevant information. This statement of intent (as it’s nothing more) is similar to that given by Thompson some years ago, similar to Arthur in the past, similar to Sandi, Barrow, and Adams. It’s vague and suitable for the purpose it served. The B L P’s national conference.

    The statement on the Transport board for example differs from the opinion of a member of the B L P’s economic team. These are things we the public need to pay close attention to. The public of Barbados can no longer accept promises without being told the process by which those promises will be delivered. It’s like presenting the answers for maths problems without showing how you arrived at the answers. Teachers called (cheating or copying) in school, we’re not students, but partners in this recovery effort with much invested. We have a right to know how the B L P or any other party intends to deliver what they promise. We know too that our government always has to trade off something to the private sector, to get what they want for the country. What’s the deal, or what will it be? Come on Mia you will need to tell the public more than what you’re telling your members at an annual conference. Remember they’re yours we are not as yet.

  32. Matthew Nibroc
    Matthew Nibroc October 29, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Repeal and replace lol. Wanna really think we stupid

  33. Matthew Nibroc
    Matthew Nibroc October 29, 2017 at 8:42 am

    MM you sound like trump next yah going to say mek bim great again

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Bim was always great, but for who?????? And all of you can talk it ain’t go change nothing for the majority. Hospital in a mess for yrs, roads damaging the small man ONE car, people in sweat houses called hotels and claiming the rooms as their own. Education, religious, justice, health, political systems built and guided by the minority head abroad to fit majority suppression. Goods through the roof etc, and the poor list and deception goes on and on.

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Bim was always great, but for who?????? And all of you can talk nonsense it ain’t go change nothing for the majority. Hospital in a mess for yrs, roads damaging the small man ONE car, people in sweat houses called hotels and claiming the rooms as their own. Education, religious, justice, health, political systems built and guided by the minority head abroad to fit majority suppression. Goods through the roof etc, and the poor list and deception goes on and on.

    • Carson Thompson
      Carson Thompson October 29, 2017 at 9:26 am

      love that one ,

  34. Matthew Nibroc
    Matthew Nibroc October 29, 2017 at 8:43 am

    More like sell sell sell again

  35. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner October 29, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Yip let the politricking begin,repeal NSRL and replace it that’s call bait and switch also reinstate full free tution at UWI sounds peachy but government broke so where money gine be coming from.Let silly season run wild in Barbados guess there is some serious money hidden for all these election goodies.

  36. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

    @ Keen Observer : The return to so- called Free Education can and will happen. It has been costed and the proposal is feasible. This has already been discussed in public.

    Mr.Saga Boy : The problem is not only the economy yuh know. The DLP were supposed to impliment things that they simply have not done. There are things that can he done to give the people of this country hope and comfort that does not need money. Administratively the DLP has been an abject failure too, not only with the economy. Then you have an ABSENTEE Prime Minister who seems not care about people. What would it cost him to address the nation, be more engaging with the people and stop leading from the back ? We like our Prime Ministers to be like Donville Inniss- upfront, engaging and involved. What would it cost the present PM to share and show love. What will it cost Ministers to be more engaging with the Public? What will it cost to have an after Cabinet press conferencce to field questions from reporters ? What would it cost the PM himself and other Govt Depts. to acknowledge and respond to correspondence ? What would it cost to ensure that Public Servants carry out their functions more effectively ? What would it cost the Absentee Prime Minister to go on TV and directly address the bad boys who are shooting up and causing problems in the country. Sometimes all that people need is someone to talk to them and show love and caring. Sometimes a good pep talk can make a world of difference.
    These are but a few examples to make the point. What does it cost to be fair and honest ?

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 3:33 am

      Luther; can you imagine that the PM and leader of the country for the past 5 plus 5 years, he has not spoken to the people of the country and the stupid, unintelligent bajans are anxiously awaiting to hear him speak when election time, what person in their right frame of mind would waste time listening to him, what can he have to say that would make any sense at this time.

  37. Lorenzo October 29, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Green Giant what foolishness you talking,you really expect Ms Mottley to reveal her hand at this time,when an election has not even been called?For what?I know you are skeptical because the DLp promised much like 500 houses etc which they failed to deliver on but Ms Mottley is no fool she will not give you all fodder to produce another old lady on the bus tactic so you chill out.As for Mr Sandiford willingness to pay back the 8% cut tax free I do not remember such,Mr Arthur said he would pay it back and he did so for Stel Alleyne to tell such a big lie so early Sunday morning ,she should be ashamed of herself but like the late PM who wasthe king of half truths I guess he was her hero.

  38. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Government broke ? Money getting wasted on foolish things and money not being made because of tardiness and indecision and also because of square pegs in round holes in key Govt Depts. You have persons such as the Inland Revenue Commissioner at home drawing a big salary but not working and she is not the only one. The DLP has not done anything to deserve a third term and now that they have secured their pensions should ride off into the Sunset.

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 9:29 am

      yep. ALL will ride.

  39. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 9:13 am

    @Just Observing !
    Good points. Well put

  40. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman October 29, 2017 at 9:19 am

    We don’t need emotional politics right now once you repeal it is there a remedy? We have some serious long standing issues that both establishment parties have successively kick down the road without coming up with sound sustainable solutions. Tricks are for kids and we are way pass a children’s party now. Our country has face an internal devaluation and it is not looking all that great on the international front. This is really not the time to play party politics, most of us are really tired of it. We just want to know what are our remedies and solutions? How do you intend to get us out of the dark hole of debt? When will you actually find integrity and implement the necessary legislation that gives the Auditor General teeth that has a bite? Just stop with am better than Dem because most of us know you are all the same. Give us something that will let us hold you accountable, gone are the days of election promises.

  41. Carson C Cadogan October 29, 2017 at 9:29 am

    And the WHITE PEOPLE and INDIANS will get RICHER and RICHER. Plus she forgot to say when she will be legalising SAME SEX marriage, legalising HOMOSEXUALITY, legalising PROSTITUTION!!!!!

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Come in CCC – The majority don’t mind that. All of these governments both past and present got it so, while the bottom lot living in a bubble, with the time reset button being pushed.

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 3:43 am

      C C C; Someone in an earlier comment have said people want to have some kind of ideas and this is what you`re coming with every time? all what you are asking is alive and well in Barbados for as long as there was a Barbados, live and let live.

  42. Carson C Cadogan October 29, 2017 at 9:31 am

    This annual conference and the promises reminds me of the annual conference of 2012.

    • Big Man October 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

      All song and Dance nothing of real substance
      Nothing about abolishing the need for a Legal Education Certificate but that will come
      Nothing about Legalizing marijuana or same sex marriages
      Nothing to add on Domestic abuse between woman and woman
      Just window dressing in front of Massa
      All about making MASSA great again
      Owen Arthur said Massa day done but it coming back now with greater vengeance

      • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

        hahahahahahaha. On Point big man. And Stell Alleyne can really stop with that Barrow and tom deception nonsense.

  43. Suzette Clarke
    Suzette Clarke October 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Will prices come back down?

  44. Ras October 29, 2017 at 9:38 am

    But look all thee Plantation Owners there and a few slaves waiting for thee ok from the Indenture Servant to to get they Plantation up running planting fruits and vegetables at a lower price and putting the Farmers in St.Lucy out of business that is plan #2 after the Transport Board get Divest

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Mind you them in white and the suppressive, sub-thinking robotic “well educated” and Pavlov trained wanna be middle class lot in red. Perfect match.

  45. sticks and stones October 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

    The fact being that the country is burden with high debt and Mia wants to throw the country into further economic turmoil with her stupid proposals . If she has nothing t to offer stay quiet as she has been doing or go join another march

  46. Derek October 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Repeal NSRL . where then will you get money from ? Reintroduce paying UWI fees . Where are you going to get the money from ? Pray tell me

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 10:14 am

      IMF Derek.

  47. Matthew Nibroc
    Matthew Nibroc October 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

    You should with you owners tell them the bajan people need a better wage tell stop praying on the people if this country

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

      “preying” Matt. Them don’t know no “god”.

  48. BARBADOS FIRST/PATRIOTIC PARTY (BF/PP) October 29, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Please see the attempts at the making of a new Political Party on BarbadosUndergound!

  49. Carson C Cadogan October 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Can someone help me here??

    Which country in the Caribbean will have the DISTINCT HONOUR AND PREVILEDGE of having the FIRST openly Gay Prime Minister?

    • harry turnover October 30, 2017 at 11:58 am

      C C C so wha wrong wid dat ? wha if wunna got the FIRST PM in the Caribbean that caan control his ministers..where his Ministers can say ANYTHING and all he could do is skin he teet and say that is freedom of speech !
      ….and he in the FIRST PM of ANY COUNTRY,not only in the Caribbean but in the WORLD big man to get 20 nuff DOWNGRADES ?
      Stuart has more NEGATIVE FIRSTS than ANY PM IN THE WORLD and you talking bout first in the Caribbean.?…man caah ya RH ya !!

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 3:52 am

      @Carson C Cadogan; you must have now crawl from under some rock. Barbados have been leading in that race for years, so go back under your rock, go to sleep and come again.

  50. Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I was looking for Mia to apologize to the taxpayers of this country for the unholy Boondoggle down at Greenland, where the BLP spent over $30 millions pretending a landfill was going to be built down there, $30 million gone in people pockets and no landfill show and nobody ain’t get lock up.

    • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 3:56 am

      Mark My Word; how much gone in Cahill and that hotel in Black Rock that had so many false starts?

  51. Alleyne Heath
    Alleyne Heath October 29, 2017 at 10:42 am


  52. Toyna Green
    Toyna Green October 29, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Money does follow de BLP, the rich people in this country does support de bees………we dun wid dems

    • Ras October 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Tonya Money does follow de BLP and all the Sodomites, all the un Godly all the Slave drivers paying $250 per week all the Plantation owners in the wing getting ready to take us back to Slavery
      Bring all the facts not just few half truths.

      • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 11:36 am

        Toya – “Money does follow de BLP, the rich people in this country does support de bees”. Very TRUE. now stop that wilful blindness. The poor (without money) stays the same spot eating them Shetlands – guts and all. Waiting on them bones aka 9-5 jobs for 250 a week, 350 if they lucky.

      • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 4:02 am

        @Ras; first you`re no Rastafarian, your comments tell me that you are a swine-eating-rascal.

    • Lionel Gittens
      Lionel Gittens October 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      I wonder why?

    • Julian Marshall
      Julian Marshall October 30, 2017 at 7:13 am

      De rich people ain’t going give fuh nutten.dem gotta be getting dem hand greased somewhere along the way.dem ain’t going be giving fuh nutten.

  53. Breadfruit. October 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

    see new political party on Barbados
    no joke

  54. Milli Watt October 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

    me thinks this is a ploy by the Mottley crew, me thinks I will ignore this. me thinks oil is 60.00 a barrel and I will raise gasoline prices again. me thinks taxation is working

  55. Ras October 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

    The Plantation owners and the private sector en masse going to Bank roll the BLP Election program and then the whole country will have to pay back, Private sector don’t give you nothing for nothing

    Massa want to run things again was on the back burner too long now

  56. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

    From the responses of the DLP Consortium Carson Cadogan DLP propaganda arm – Mia’s proposals got them in a tizzy. You all asked for proposals – wunna ask for them and just a few of the goodies mentioned and wunna in panic mode. How she gwine get it do ? Wunna ask and then proceed to dismiss. Very typical .

    AFTER the 1991 debacle and hole that the DLP throw the country in , they were asking the same questions as to how during the 94 campaign . Dem dont know so they are puzzled as to how she can get it done. Time to get rid of the Absentee Prime Minister and the poor excuse for a government. It is time.

    • Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 11:31 am

      She can only get it done by taking us back into Slavery and being at the mercy of the Merchants and Plantation owners open yuh eyes see wats going on behind the scene

      • hcalndre October 31, 2017 at 4:13 am

        @Mark My Word; you are so smart and don`t know that Barbados still pay slave wages and as you said that the Merchants or the Plantation owners are not in power, so who are the responsible? the people that look like you.

  57. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Yes Ras but the country does buzz when the BLP in power. The Country does better under the BEES. MONEY in your pocket yes. All the folly Ras talking and the Country struggles under the DEES. THAT is a fact !

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 11:53 am

      True Luther – problem is that blacks see money in a one dimensional light (spending and pumping back) and that lot see money as generating and generational (perfect storm). Now the question remains how did a majority people get in this frame of thinking for nearly 400yrs and who has instigated and fueled it?????? And it does not matter where they live either.

  58. Lorenzo October 29, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Ras you ,CCC,and Jennifer ain,t tired of this racist bull,how does that put food on hungry people,s table?How does that pay the bills,improve roads,garbage collections .Tell me Ras,your scaremongering tactics ain,t going to work,defend your Governments policies or shut to hell up,moron.Lot of nonsense everyday on the peoples blog.Bring policies to uplift the same poor black people instead of tax=ing them in to oblivion.I know the crowds at the conference got you all jittery,where is the GS he hasn,t seen the Red October as yet.

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      “Bring policies to uplift the same poor black people instead of tax=ing them in to oblivion”.
      Well said, my point exactly and why I say what I say. We need a mental turn around of black leaders from concessionising you people, and concession blacks, put more power into the hands of black people and build them up from the school setting. Start by pulling down your systems they took on as their own.

  59. Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Owen Arthur promise money in yuh pockets in 2008 that ain’t work

  60. Haskell Murray October 29, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Mia , your and the BLP are promising to repeal the following :
    1)Repeal of the law requiring tax clearance certificates for property transactions;
    2)Repeal of the policy requiring tax clearance certificates for foreign exchange transactions
    In you zealousness to get votes and win the next election it makes no sense what soever to repeal these two laws. These laws make sound business sense and should have been in place years ago . How can the sale or purchase a property be legal with title to that property be transferred and the tax on that property is not paid in full. Only in Barbados this can happen , no where else in the world this happens.
    I am not a member of the DLP or BLP but as a Barbadian with a sense of business the tax clearance certificate on property transactions makes business sense.
    With regards to the foreign exchange transactions this one can be adjusted to collect the tax at the time the transaction is made, and thus eliminate the need for a tax clearance certificate.
    I hope both the DLP and the BLP read my suggestion.

  61. Ras October 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Make sense Haskell but bear in mind these are Election Gimmicks to fool the Dumb and the Ignorant yard ducks while the Merchants and the Plantation owners smiling

  62. Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Mia tek over from Houdini and David Copperfield WOW!!!!!
    She mekking them look small wid she gimmicks, hallucinations,mirage and vivid imagination

  63. Big Man October 29, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Ohh my look how things work out for Mia
    Them say she is not a Real Real Lawyer
    But nobody alive or dead can’t say she is not a good magician and Illusionist

  64. Lorenzo October 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    this is the best the Dems can do with Ras,Sticks and Stones Mark my word Sharon taylor ,Big Man and Jennifer then you all in real trouble nothing of substance just a lot of racist talk and pettiness it is time for you all to grow up and deal with issues.The only racist I see on here is Ras,CCc and Jennifer and it is becoming tiresome.How does this help the poor black man put food on the table or pay his bills,send his children to school,or improve the roads the bus serice or garbage collections?Tell me Ras or Jennifer?Bring the policies your Government plan to persue to uplift the poor black man and I do not mean taxing them into oblivion.

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Lorenzo – you can stay in white. I staying in orange with my RH blinkers off. More to come. Get your bed sheet and cross and come.

      • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 12:27 pm

        Esau and Jacob. This is real issues we was dealing with for centuries fueled by these so called politicians, who continue to suppress the poor to finance the rich and lining them pockets in the process. You azz.

        • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

          I have enough sense to know that this people is dealing with the same political rod with two of a similar burning ends and traits. One end looks out for themselves by suppressing the poor and the other end looks out for the rich by suppressing the poor. Mind you NOT one of them politicians will seek to correct any of the systems which is causing the suppression. I don’t eat scraps, dog chow nor bones. Now what is a rod and what is it used for???????

  65. Big Man October 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Poor Dribble and snot from Mia
    Nothing for the People working for $80 and $250 per week in the sweat shops in town
    Thought she would raise the Minimum wage
    but she can’t do that as Massa run things not she
    Make Massa great again Mia, go ahead time longer than twine
    Who help yuh buy a big guts mule don’ help yuh feed it.

  66. Mark My Word October 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Mottley will have to demonstrate she has what it takes to lead the BLP into the next general election
    as there is a bloc within the BLP parliamentary group who have sworn a pact to do all in their power to pervert Mottley from the path of ever becoming prime minister of Barbados.

    The gang of 5 Payne, Marshall, Toppin, Clarke and Duguid who paved the way for the return of Owen Arthur can now add Symmonds make it the Gang of six.

  67. Sherlock Holmes. October 29, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Repeal the tax, i honestly hate the onerous tax, and i certainly view Chris Sinkler as a dismal failure, but when i look at the accompanying photo and see the who and who that are in the audience i know exactly who are the puppeteers and who stings are being pulled .

  68. Sherlock Holmes. October 29, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Whose… forgive the error in the proper use of the appropriate word.

  69. colleta October 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Reading some of these comments /replies is sickening. It seems all people can do is try to bash each other, no wonder the politicians can set people against each other. Everyone have an opinion.

  70. Greengiant October 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Lorenzo, I honestly wish you would cease associating me with the D L P. I have no interest in supporting the D L P or B L P. I have learnt that both of them contributed to the Barbados we live in today. Oversight is not with the grasp of either of them. Compromise with different players at the expense of the masses is their hallmark, has been their hallmark and will continue to be their hallmark.

    We need a level playing field. Your leader talking about removing the need for vendor’s licences.
    Illegal vendors gets removed from Swan, and Broad street because it’s claimed by the
    B C C I that their members pays taxes, and should not be competing with those who don’t pay.
    Yet go to cheapside on Saturdays and you will see those selling from the back of their vehicles and trucks biting into the trade of legally registered vendors with permits. I wait to see Barbados flooded with vendors all over the place. I wait to hear the B C C I on this one. The illegal invasion of cheapside has been allowed under both parties, yet those vendors from cheapside can’t take their trade uptown. Never seen the police out checking permits on cheapside on a Saturday morning. So your party, like this government has accepted the concept of two Barbados’. Two business communities, two educational systems, two immigration systems, two legal systems, and never mind the theory of a middle class. There’s only rich and poor as well. All your theories won’t move me, and the silly theory of not revealing methods because the bell has not yet rung. Is the oldest and most pitiful ploy in the history of this country.

    Honestly, I had a laugh over my coffee this morning while reading the speach from your party leader to the members, delegates, and invited guests yesterday. Same cold soup left for her since Grantley Adams time. I’m now awaiting the D L P to serve the E W Barrow cold soup. Do you think the people would not realize the government copying the methods of the opposition? The benefits though would be if the theories of the B L P are presented and used by the government, maybe it would speed up the recovery, and relieve the suffering of the workers, elderly, students and all of us. However, you (Lorenzo) and your extremely pitiful cronies expect as usual the people to vote for promises.

    Those days are past and we who understand the elements of any economic system needs to see the hard facts early enough to examine them for what they really are, less we get promises now and excuses later. So don’t worry about me, focus on those likened to yourself who have political affiliations, and depend on your party for survival. I have survived during the periods in office of both parties and continue to do so. I am managing now by making sound decisions economically.

    I know how much it takes to support my family and business daily, and have restructured to generate enough revenue to satisfy those needs while also removing unnecessary spending. This without borrowing. Something both parties have failed to do for decades now. So you see my boy (Lorenzo) that’s why I unlike you can’t support them while awake or asleep. Finally I must tell you this (Lorenzo) boy, I know the history relating to Adams, Barrow, Sandi, Bree, Owen and now Stuart and their cabinets. This history matters not to me or the youth of this country. We unlike you want to see the plans for the future, we cares nothing about promises. As the old people said, “a promise is a comfort to a fool”. You and other supporters votes for promises. What does that make the lot of you?

    • ebaje October 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      “We unlike you want to see the plans for the future, we cares nothing about promises. As the old people said, “a promise is a comfort to a fool”.

      What is a plan if not a promise, unless you can see into the future? Too many dunces masquerading on social media as intellects.

  71. Colleen Alleyne
    Colleen Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    If she is hudini then let her pull a rabbit out of a hat ,I bet it will be business as usual

  72. Lorenzo October 29, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Saga boy you stated earlier that the 20 downgrades had to do with lost of Canadian business which might be partly true but the bigger reason is the abject failure of the Minister of Finance so called homegrown policies,which resulted in a loss of confidence by investors foreign and local.even Dr Estwick regarded the policies as a failure.You do not get 20 Downgrades as a result of a loss of business from one area.GreenGiant like you I do not depend on any party but I believe Ms Mottley would be far better as Pm than the current Pm who refuses to address the country on any matter.As for this Javan Carmichael who send you?Your points seem to come from a prepared script and does not make much sense so reel and come again with substance.Are you and another newbie Stel Alleyne related or the same person?

  73. Ras Small
    Ras Small October 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Repeal de VAT, gas and food increases, too. SSDD.

  74. Lorenzo October 29, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Mark my word qpologize for Greenlandafter all these years that,s the best you can come up with?Why .don,t the government apologize for the state of the roads ,the horrible Bus service the Bush all over Barbados ,irregular garbage collections,the unoccupied houses all over Barbados after already paying the builder,the failed Economic policies etc?As far as this so call gang of five to stop Ms Mottley that,s wishful thinking on your part,just like the red October predicted by Mr Pilgrim,ain,t going to happen.There is also the eager eleven still in your fold,where do they stand with the Pm today?I have told you about living in glass houses and throwing stones ,you throw one two coming back at you.

  75. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    It seems that people like pain and hardship. Imagine people on here arguing for the continuation of hardship.This is how bewitched people behave. Would support anything at all if their party does it.

  76. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Lorenzo ! Dont forget to mention the ABSENTEE Prime Minister.

  77. Loretta Griffith October 29, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I only hope the drug lords or criminal minded are not waiting to finance any of these parties including the new ones on the block. This would be a sad day for Barbados.
    Let’s hope they all operate above board.
    Barbadians want the truth and nothing but the truth. Not the feel good mentality.
    I only hope those who are offering themselves as candidates are of impeccable integrity or as close to that as is humanly possible. Willing to work in the interest of country and not self serving.

  78. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Record number of comments on this thread. The BEES Buzzing : The DEES Panicking. Just staying in the saddle Mia.

  79. luther thorne October 29, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Loretta ? Where are you going to find those people ? You have to go to the polls and vote but do not stop there. Get involved in the process. Thats what you have to do not sit back wishing and hoping. Make sure that you pressure them to do what they said they would do.

  80. Jennifer October 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

    This is the thing. White/Indians/Chinese peoples will vote for a party who is going to ensure that their businesses flourish and is going to meet their yearly trajectories, and that is basically all they are interested in because all other systems are their set ups – Great no nonsense thinking. Black people on the other hand vote for the sake of voting and liking the individual/party – politicians don’t have to do anything for them at all. And this is chiefly the reason why Barbados is in such a mess. Just sheer manipulation of mind which can easily be done in that box. Now if black people were to think like white/Indian/Chinese people, then they should not vote at all, because none of these two parties are doing, or is willing to do anything MAJOR for them or implement any change to boost them or the future of their children, and grand children. And the job issue is a MINOR issue.

    • Jennifer October 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

      look at whom is affected by all of the same crisis daily, poor transport, ZR’s driving cattle, selling items anywhere they can get, misguided education with a European/British model, inflated goods – especially on healthy foods, drugs (side road effect), joblessness, Layoff threats, poor roads and improper lighting (affecting the one car bajan), low hand to mouth wages, QEH/health care mess, sending money to family abroad or buying items, poor school buildings etc and the list goes on and on. And all of these are the mare fundamentals, the cores are not even touched.

  81. Jennifer October 30, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Including the heavy taxation backlash. Whom constantly drinking these utterly BITTER waters?????? And just loving lies and solely dependent on comfort foods, from these fibbers.

    • Jennifer October 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Now this is how politicians deal with these two conundrums in Barbados. This whole political BS is like a man trying to deal with a woman, he really don’t want. – say sweet nothings and lies. For the masses Promise to lower taxes, give out some short term jobs, promise to reduce the spending burden, pave a road in front of your house, and the x’s flying. Meanwhile the bigger issues will not be tackled.
      Once he gets into the big house >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      This is how he will deal with the OTHERS – how can we be of assistance to you SIR??????

  82. BARBADOS FIRST/PATRIOTIC PARTY (BF/PP) October 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

    We all know of Barbados problems with the most important being the state of the economy.
    High Debt
    High Deficit 
    High Taxes
    Low Growth 
    Low Productivity
    Lack of leaders to make the hard decisions and lack of patriots to make the necessary sacrifices.
    Barbados First / Patriot Party (BF/PP) would like to see the following combinations of solutions implemented to try to resolve Barbados economic problems.
    Repeal the Owen Arthur/BLP law that prevents  government from reducing a public worker wage or salary without his/her consent. If this is successful or fails then…
    Negotiate with the Unions, a Public Service salary cut of no more than 5%. All Member of Parliament salaries would be reduced by 5% – 8% for every 1% sacrificed by the public workers. This is in keeping with being patriotic and MP showing leadership in making sacrifice (putting Barbados First).
    The above sacrificing measures (may be considered unpopular) will reduce Government expenditure as was done under the Sandiford/DLP administration. It is proven to work and is needed again today.
    A two years hiring freeze on all government agencies except the Essential Services. This would be reviewed in partnership with the Social Partners at the end of the two years. (This will further allow Government to reduce its bloated workforce through attrition).
    The NRSL/VAT will be reduced to help alleviate the Sacrifices of the Patriotic Public Workers. The Private sector will have to reduce their prices accordingly.
    BF/PP is opened to going to the IMF to accommodate debt restructuring
    BF/PP would also seek to govern within the Social Partnership.
    The salary cut will reduce expenditure/ reduce deficit, this will allow for the cut in taxes which should lead to a reduction in prices/cost of living as well as an increase in competitiveness and higher growth.
    BF/PP would also seek to divest:
    1.CBC –  with option for the workers to become owners or part owners.
    2.Hilton Hotel – same option as above
    3.Transport Board – Same option as above. And only after provisions are put in place to accommodate the elderly, schools and disable.


  83. Blessed Bobb
    Blessed Bobb October 30, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Yes this how you fight, keep focusing on the issues, let them feel the sting of the Bees!

  84. BARBADOS FIRST/PATRIOTIC PARTY (BF/PP) October 30, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Please send emails to

    Membership and encouragement needed

  85. jrsmith October 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    @,Jennifer , hail, hail , your ( 8:49) very good shot ,I keep repeating the same ,
    Our bajan politicians is out of order and out of control , they lie to our people and
    disrespect the black masses, they say what they like when they like and do what they
    like at anytime they like…………
    Bajans must answer this question, if this government should win the up coming elections
    what would be the outcome for barbados………. This is so scary………………….
    My take we need to get some control over our politicians, we need an act of parliament
    namely so the (Accountability Act 2017) , this would then give the voters an automatic right
    to use the same votes which put the MPs in office to have him/her remove on a no
    confidence vote , if nothing is been done for the people…………


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