Apologize Mia!

BLP must say sorry for blocking independence, says local historian

A local historian says the Mia Mottley-led Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) should apologize to Barbadians for attempting to block this country’s path to independence close to 51 years ago.

In a stinging indictment, Trevor Marshall claimed that the BLP, under the leadership of its founding father Sir Grantley Adams had vehemently opposed, almost to the point of violence, Errol Barrow’s bid to remove Barbados from under the cloak of colonial rule in 1966.

He is therefore suggesting that Mottley should seek forgiveness on behalf of the party, as well as her own family, since her grandfather Ernest Deighton Mottley, leader of the now defunct Barbados National Party (BNP), had also placed stumbling blocks in the way of the country’s independence aspirations.

Trevor Marshall and Mia Mottley

“Sir Grantley and Mr Barrow did not lock arms and walk lovingly towards independence. They [the BLP] conveniently forget that they, along with the planter class, objected,” the historian said, adding that grandfather Mottley had “fought strongly against independence”.

Marshall was delivering the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) lunchtime lecture at the party’s George Street headquarters today on the topic The Legacy of the Father of Independence The Rt Excellent Errol Walton Barrow.

However, he took a turn in the Opposition, charging that both the BLP and the BNP aligned themselves with the white planter class to create fear by spreading propaganda about Barrow’s motives for gaining independence.

“People used to say, ‘you see that man Barrow, he is the devil’ . . . [and] if Mr Barrow go to independence he would go to every old woman’s house and take their money for himself.

“The propaganda was also spread that he would take people’s money out of Barclays Bank. This is what the people from the Barbados Labour Party [were] telling people – that Barrow would take their land and money out of their pockets,” the former head of the Department of History at the Barbados Community College said.

Before a small gathering of DLP faithful, he also suggested that Barrow was the only Caribbean leader to face such strong internal opposition to independence, while warning members of the party he founded that they should not diminish his accomplishment by buying into the “misconception that the independence journey was a cake walk.

“The Barbados Labour Party and the Barbados National Party and whites kicked up against independence and let me tell you something when Barrow went for independence whites left Barbados,” he said, suggesting that racism was also at play.

“ We did not go hand in hand towards independence. It was a vicious fight. People will try to tell you that independence was no big thing because Mr Barrow did not have to fight the British, but he fought Sir Grantley Adams, he fought Ernest Deighton Mottley, he fought the [activist group known as the] Under-40s, he fought the whites.

“No other Caribbean country had that. In every other Caribbean country, the opposition was in lock step and agreement.

“This is the only country in the Caribbean that the opposition boycotted all of the activities leading to independence. The Opposition opposed viciously, vehemently and violently. It came to the point where people felt like it was a fight,” he stressed.

His comments come amid active campaigning for general elections which are constitutionally due by the middle of next year.

Efforts by Barbados TODAY to reach the Opposition Leader for a response to Marshall’s claims were unsuccessful.

colvillemounsey@barbadostoday.bb

200 Responses to Apologize Mia!

  1. Kathy Lee
    Kathy Lee November 3, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Grantley and Ernest better apologise so there will be peace on earth

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    • Lavern Hinds
      Lavern Hinds November 3, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Lol murdah

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    • Geoffrey Mcclean November 4, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Ever heard about “Reparations” for slavery?…kind of like the same thing right….are you for it?

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      • Queen November 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm

        Not the same thing Geoffrey.

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  2. Wendy Knight
    Wendy Knight November 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    So how is Mia to blame?

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    • Sheldon R O Hope
      Sheldon R O Hope November 3, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      I read the article and wanted to know the same. He waits till now to present this revelation. Man these people though. Sad sad state of affairs

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    • Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes November 4, 2017 at 6:49 am

      And how would it fix anything. Heck if they are still sore about it, they have a problem.

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    • Rechelle November 4, 2017 at 10:18 am

      He fa real?

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    • pearl carrington November 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      A logical and billion $$$ question! So how is Mia to blame???….Miss P

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  3. just observing November 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Really? What has this to do with the price of rice? Another St John soul trying to bring a red herring to the table. Understand this! We want to hear about the issues of the day that are affecting us and our families.We gained independence nearly 51 years ago.Concentrate now on where we are going as a nation. Sorry, I really don’t have time for you and these nonsensical rantings. Come with solutions to help this nation.

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  4. Sam Alleyne
    Sam Alleyne November 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Talk about desperation wow that’s a stretch

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  5. Pat Edwards
    Pat Edwards November 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I am not opposed to history.the man is a historian it is what he does. I never knew that all this took place to get to independence and I am glad that now I know. The state of the ecomomy today has nothing to do with what happened in 1966 i agree but history must be told and documented for generations to come. The same way we hear about Bussa and Clement Payne and Sarah Ann Gill every year Errol.Barrow deserves his day….why the story was never told before is irrelevant it is being told now. I BELIEVE that there are stories about Grantley Adams and the same Ernest Mottley that need to be told as well all these people.helped to.shape this nation in some form or.fashion so please drop the political antics and let history be told. After all our anthem sames we write our names on history’s page.. People will.vote for who they.want dont care what.stories come out and when. With regards to tje call to apologize I take it in the same way that some whites came out and repented for slavery years ago. People repent for all kinds of things that had nothing to do with . When I go.to God.in prayer I ask for forgivemess for tbings that we allow in this nation that had nothing to. Do with me. A different perspective

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    • Adrian November 4, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Well said, we need to know our history. Just like there’s a call for reparations there is nothing wrong with the call for an apology. Before persons fall into their political corner they should take a serious look at what the Historian is saying and ask themselves if the mentality that caused persons to object to Independence still prevails today and if it does are they comfortable with it.

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      • Mandark November 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        Yes Sir, I agree, But today we need to be Independent of the yoke called DLP and this historian is trying to block our move to independence

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  6. Shanika Roberts Odle
    Shanika Roberts Odle November 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Lord save pete the woman was not even there….wanna dragging this fosil out to try and save the Dems……good luck

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  7. Francis Durant
    Francis Durant November 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    When a man is drowning he would catch at a straw

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  8. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite November 3, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Real yardfowlish on display. Did Mia stop Barbados from becoming independent. These DLP persons talking real %$$#. This government should apologise for running this country they love so much, (that their founding father Barrow fought for, so they say), Into the ground, DEM is who should apologise, damn bunch of jackasses.

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  9. Ricardo Worrell
    Ricardo Worrell November 3, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Over the years I’ve heard a lot of gibberish from this guy but now he seems to be suffering from a serious case of verbal diarrhoea

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley November 4, 2017 at 1:40 am

      ALL politicians suffer from this along with non stop lies !!

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:34 am

      De man is a historian what nonsense you talking Mr Worrell.

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      • Randolph November 4, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        The Dems need to apologize for destroying Barrow’s legacy of free education.This man and children have received free education.Talk about that Marshall,not what transpired 51 years ago.

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      • harry turnover November 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        ….and Mia WAS NOT PART OF THAT HISTORY….what NONSENSE you talking Mr.Carmichael ?

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  10. Shawn Phillips
    Shawn Phillips November 3, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    What some people will do for meal

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  11. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith November 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Leave Mia alone

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  12. Tappin Linda
    Tappin Linda November 3, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Dem looking more foolish everyday.

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  13. Adrian Odle
    Adrian Odle November 3, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    so if my great grandfather ate from your cane field I must also apologize? I’ve heard about grasping at straws but this man bought the whole straw factory.

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  14. Judah Bowen
    Judah Bowen November 3, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    All the DEMS trying at Mia Amor Mottley wounder why stay ? Focus and trust in GOD every day is something new hope Bajans open their eyes and see whats going on B4 these people talk about the less than 8 weeks import that Barbados and its xmas time we need up to 15 weeks import to cover our bills he talking shit about something happen 51 old Mia was about 6 wtf

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  15. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 3, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Mia Mottley for PM

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  16. Francis Durant
    Francis Durant November 3, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Who is to blame for the state of the economy

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  17. Judah Bowen
    Judah Bowen November 3, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    DEMS sending everyone to try to stop Mia

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  18. Yvonne Ross
    Yvonne Ross November 3, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Don’t pay him no mind he is crazy as hell

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

      De man not crazy de man is a historian he is also a dem what you expect.

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    • Ian Gill
      Ian Gill November 4, 2017 at 9:51 am

      U copy and pasting Javan lol

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  19. Hector Maxwell
    Hector Maxwell November 3, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Barbados is set to have their first female prime minister.

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  20. hcalndre November 3, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    @Trevor Marshall; Fifty years later and “Air Barbados” is taking a nose dive with every body on board. Barrow may had a fight with Adams and Granpa Mottley but not with the mother country, England. Tell me what England would hold on to Barbados for anymore ? Barbados would only become a liability. Ask your PM if he still going Republic since you want an apology from the BLP because they were not in agreement with the Independent idea. Independence had its run, right? I have seen the ones that took the baton from the colonist have continue the race and doing very well for themselves while others suffer. What was on the “lunch time” menu today?

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  21. Jeffrey Quimby
    Jeffrey Quimby November 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    This man is a DLP dog

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    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd November 4, 2017 at 7:52 am
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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:59 am

      That is so ignorant of you to say. De man is a historian and a dem you shouldnt expect any different.

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  22. Leroy November 4, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Stick to history, bc you living in it. This reaffirms well educated people are total jacka$$e$ in the political sphere.

    You hv quickly dropped a notch in my book.
    Great historian but idiot politician.

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    • Jennifer November 4, 2017 at 10:31 am

      yep. leroy

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  23. Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma
    Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma November 4, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Was this legitimately noted for posterity? While it is good to have the truth of what’s transpired years ago, why is this forthcoming election fought on a matter that is 60+ years old? Fight it on current affairs and capability of the party involved. Not that I trust any of them! Both parties are still controlled by British interest anyway!! Move on!

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  24. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis November 4, 2017 at 12:42 am

    When after 9 years and 22 billion in taxes and nothing to show for it you would hear all these distractions sir according to you all white people who family owned plantations should be apologizing to.bajans too since they opposed independence too

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Barbados revenued and expediture is over 4.5 billion a year. 22 billion in 9 years is only 2.4 billion in taxes a year and the government is still owed more than 750 million in taxes, expediture is another 2.5 billion. What is it you talking sir???

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    • Ian Gill
      Ian Gill November 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

      And what is there to show was his point I sure u can read

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    • Ian Gill
      Ian Gill November 4, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Nothing wanna do can’t save wunna bajans ain’t tht foolish …..white wash

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    • Looking on November 4, 2017 at 10:20 am

      I was saying the same thing

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  25. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut November 4, 2017 at 12:50 am

    When you to that lunchtime lecture…you are program to talk what the dems want…

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  26. MARIA Holder November 4, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Trevor, Hilary and the whole bunch of them have seriously distorted our history by writing their story. Trevor loves attention – pay him no mind. Vary childish and silly

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  27. Dick Tracy November 4, 2017 at 12:56 am

    He must be an historian who studied at the local rum shop!

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    • hcalndre November 4, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Dick Tracy; maybe at Cave Hill.

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  28. James Marshall
    James Marshall November 4, 2017 at 1:08 am

    This is a man that told me he did not want me in his class because I was white, and that I would go out there and teach ‘white people history’. What sort of history is he here speaking of now? I’ve long been convinced that apart from a very obvious chip on his shoulder he also has some psychological issues.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Maybe he knows very well how wunna white people does twisting the truth for years.

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    • James Marshall
      James Marshall November 4, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Do you know me? Who is wunna? Don’t answer

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 9:07 am

      James Marshall let me make it clear you and you fellow white brothers and sisters cant be trusted no matter how black people reach out to you lot so shut to hell up and move on. Marshall know what he was about and speak nothing more than the truth so he is right to keep you to hell out.

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      • MARIA Holder November 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm

        As a black woman, are you for real? A tutor has a right, in Barbados, to ask a ‘white’ person to leave his class. Trevor is an ass

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    • James Marshall
      James Marshall November 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

      And he answered…

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    • James Marshall
      James Marshall November 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

      And who are you to tell me that exactly? Every time a white person has something to say we have to have such ignorant people like yourself say hateful things in response? You seem to have the same if not a higher chip on your shoulder and coupled with ignorance it doesn’t look good for you. Speaking like that to me not even knowing who I am or what I am about won’t change that.

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      • Mike Ross November 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

        James are you really trying to argue any kind of logic with this waste of seminal fluid?

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        • harry turnover November 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

          Exactly …a waste of a wuk up and a brek and a long stueps .

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    • Randolph November 4, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Not just a chip a log.

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    • Victor Benn November 5, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Mr. Marshall, I know Trevor Marshall, from 1975 as an announcer at inter school sports. I know that one of his major concerns is the fact that their are only two white historians in this country. Professor Sir Henry Fraser(73 years old) and Dr. Karl Watson( 72 years) and he would love to have a young white Barbadian perspective in his history class. I know that other white Barbadian students have graduated from Mr. Marshall history class. There was a young man whose surname is Robinson and Chally Jones granddaughters one of whom won an exhibition also graduated his class as well after you left the college. In addition to these a young lady with the surname of Seale did History with Mr. Marshall. I know that you did geography and another course at BCC are you sure that your recollection of that interview with Trevor Marshall is correct or that you didn’t do history for other reasons?

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  29. Bajan boy November 4, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Oh RH a C from St. John join the clowns. Another herring this one blue.

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  30. Johnathan November 4, 2017 at 1:14 am

    The no teet St. John boy with the scruffy feet crawl out from under a rock with a red herring fuh DEM…

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  31. Jeffrey Quimby
    Jeffrey Quimby November 4, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Tell him get his teeth look at plz

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  32. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer November 4, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Mia hurt you?

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  33. Keith Briga
    Keith Briga November 4, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Forget about elections,straw grabbing or whatever but the man is correct about the independence issue.It is alleged that Grantley Adams vehemently opposed free education for masses.He allegedly said”if you educate all these damn people,who gine cut the canes and till the fields”.
    Meanwhile his beloved was going to best schools/universities

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  34. H. A Jordan November 4, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Man seriously. This is one of the silliest things I have heard for a very long time, or is this the official start of silly season.

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  35. real vexx November 4, 2017 at 3:19 am

    I ain’t see nothing said about elections. That was suggested by the author….bottom line they never wanted Barrow to make Barbados independent…. Wanted us to remain under white rule…these yardfowls connecting every thing to elections that due…politicians care about themselves and bajans praising them…only want control of taxpayers money…. And why all of a sudden every body is lawyers……. I hate these thieves….. ALL.

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  36. Christopher David Alleyne
    Christopher David Alleyne November 4, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Twistorian not historian.

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  37. Christopher David Alleyne
    Christopher David Alleyne November 4, 2017 at 3:44 am

    One thing after a next. How can the DEMS feel that they can keep on mismanaging the country and the people will turn a blind eye to examine issues a half century ago?

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  38. Patricia Julyon
    Patricia Julyon November 4, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Why Mia look suh Nappy an Scruffy doa, sumting rong wid she, Wunna feel she gine mek it tuh election ????

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    • Dennis Connell
      Dennis Connell November 4, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Yuh seh Chris lately? He look aurite tuh u? ?lolll lolll

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    • Dwayne Sealy
      Dwayne Sealy November 4, 2017 at 7:23 am

      you do realise that this is a file photo, surely you must be joking

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke November 4, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Typical yardfowl response . You look at the same Marshall lately?? . He always look musty in dingy ass clothes . In person and in pictures too.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Mia camp now crying fowl bout the free give aways.

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke November 4, 2017 at 7:55 am

      That ain’t got nothing to do with you Jevon . Worry about the DLP and Mias qualifications as that seems to be the only thing on their agenda going into the next election. I hope my tax payers money ain’t went into printing the shirts Hal waving bout .

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    • Ian Gill
      Ian Gill November 4, 2017 at 9:41 am

      She is a black women black ppl have nappy hair jackass

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      • Jennifer November 4, 2017 at 10:15 am

        @Ian – same thing I thought. Mia HAIR is suppose to be NAPPY not goat like or poodle. Patricia Julyon is a sheer mugin. Now you see why this people cannot leave the Indian people with their hair and even got our school girls F$%^ up too.

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  39. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams November 4, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Very interesting. So the BLP is the rich white and elite black party? The DLP is the party of the disadvantaged/poor and the freedom fighter. So of the DLP, how did this current group of politicians get in the party? Call the SSA to remove both of these messes. Barbados deserves better.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Its de same way how white people getting africa. Fool them study them and then devided and conquer.

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    • Epaphras D. Williams
      Epaphras D. Williams November 4, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Javan, you need a wider audience. Very good

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  40. Annis Sobers
    Annis Sobers November 4, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Trevor Marshall please leave Ms Mottley alone

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  41. Denzil P Walker
    Denzil P Walker November 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Magicians perfect their magical acts by misdirection.

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  42. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett November 4, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Marshall talk so much trash,all up in white visitors face….take some money,go fix your ugly mouth!!!!! And learn his history…stop with your fake info

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  43. ebaje November 4, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Why didn’t Mr.Marshall ask then PM Arthur to aplogise on behalf of the BLP when he was a consultant?

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  44. Wayne Dread November 4, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Nothing has changed within the BLP since then. They still serve the Aristocracy, evidenced by how they marched with the business owners and she promised the repeal the NRSL the first move to make the Rich in Barbados pay their fair share.

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    • hcalndre November 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

      @Wayne Dread; plenty has change during the DLP times in office, your PM said when you see dogs and a cats lying together, watch out. But if those people that I believe he is referring to were in charge, there`s no way Barbados would be in this free fall position.

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  45. Sweetpea Darling
    Sweetpea Darling November 4, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Mia all the way stay focus love the haters have they jobs to do

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  46. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson November 4, 2017 at 5:42 am

    You think people still eating stale food

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  47. Sandra Lorde-Breedy
    Sandra Lorde-Breedy November 4, 2017 at 5:49 am

    LEAVE MIA ALONE !

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  48. Danny Clarke
    Danny Clarke November 4, 2017 at 5:51 am

    He should apologize to his family in Bowmanston & Ashford that work hard as ass in the fields to send him school that he don’t even pass near where they live now that he get better off .

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    • Randolph November 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Leroy Parris from Cherry Grove worked in the cane field rather than going to school and I understand he don’t notice his family either.

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  49. Susan Maynard
    Susan Maynard November 4, 2017 at 6:07 am

    man let the ppl that running this country to apologize to bajans for all the taxes that them paying and cannot see were it going.

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  50. Cheryl Carter
    Cheryl Carter November 4, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Steupse

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  51. Valerie Knight
    Valerie Knight November 4, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Talk about desperate tactics to get the DLP reelected. Mia wasn’t even born then so what the dickens does it have to do with you.

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  52. harry turnover November 4, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Boy you… this man UGLY AS RH…..you…Thought this man came from down by me..at least he used to live down hey,Didn’t know he was from St.JOHN….an original JOHNNY…no wonder
    Trevor Marshall…go and wipe ya mout and flush it….and Marshall go and fix ya teet …fa years you did resembling a walrus…

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  53. Lauri Sheldon Blackman
    Lauri Sheldon Blackman November 4, 2017 at 6:53 am

    He is a political hack . This is a joke.

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  54. harry turnover November 4, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Marshall ….and Barrow open the FLOOD GATES for ALL THIS MISERY WE ARE EXPERIENCING TODAY TOO.
    History has SHOWN that.Talk bout that too.

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    • Jennifer November 4, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Oh yes harry T – Our heros. All this people On mental lock down.

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      • Jennifer November 4, 2017 at 10:07 am

        Then we wonder why so much crime, young boys can’t pull up them pants, school children cutting up adults, women with clothes on and can’t pick up a coin from the floor, with Remi to their azzez and AFRO wigs on, when they got the real thing. Better wake to azz up. We are suppose to be a holy people, not ra*chets and baby momas. And politicians adding to the cake and doing nothing to enhance this people.

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  55. Jonathan Gonsalves
    Jonathan Gonsalves November 4, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Really???

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  56. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed November 4, 2017 at 6:57 am

    clearly he is bored or want attention………what is your opinion on the economy? potholes? gun violence? marijuana legislation? non communicable diseases??………… poor fella!!!!

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  57. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade November 4, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Is he sick or what

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  58. Debbie A.Leon
    Debbie A.Leon November 4, 2017 at 7:03 am

    The expression her face in that pic says a lot

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  59. Shanelle White
    Shanelle White November 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Stupesssssszzzzzzzz

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  60. michael November 4, 2017 at 7:05 am

    When you have to go back three generations to find something to talk about

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  61. Santini More
    Santini More November 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    This red herring truly stinks!

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Stop calling de man a stinking red herring de manmis a historian and a dem what do you expect.

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  62. Shonel Kingston
    Shonel Kingston November 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I think he should apologize for us reading this RH this morning

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  63. Suezette Boyce-Griffith
    Suezette Boyce-Griffith November 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Mia was not a politician then why blame her …man he need to seek God now before it is too late

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  64. Dwayne Sealy
    Dwayne Sealy November 4, 2017 at 7:25 am

    this is not new news … this level of detail might not have been known, but it is no secret that there was opposition to Independence then … not sure why putting it in the current political sphere has any benefit, or perhaps to some …

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  65. Elridge Dixon
    Elridge Dixon November 4, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Utter rubbish! A feeble attempt to grab headlines.

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  66. Elridge Dixon
    Elridge Dixon November 4, 2017 at 7:34 am

    It is disingenuous to interpret the ‘ cut and thrush ‘ of the politics of that era in this way.

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  67. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd November 4, 2017 at 7:41 am

    NOT THIS TIME TREVOR WHO IS TO BLAME FOR YOUR DENTURES???

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  68. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore November 4, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The last time i saw this guy he was conducting a tour of Bridgetown with white tourist. We know of his hatred for white folk but it is apparent that he have no ploblem taking their money. That Mia was sucking on her mother’s breast at the time of the Independence debate is more important to him than the fact that his party destroyed this country fifty years after we became a nation.

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  69. Jennifer Phillips
    Jennifer Phillips November 4, 2017 at 7:58 am

    He is RACIST…so he could really Hush

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 8:01 am

      How de man get a racist fa speaking the truth?? You really dont know what being racist is like then.

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      • hcalndre November 4, 2017 at 8:37 am

        @Javan Carmichael; all right minded people knows that racism is bad but what about the class problem in Barbados?

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 4, 2017 at 8:30 am

      An idiot and a hater

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Gillian Skeete like you white racist people in Bim. Who permote more hatered than you white racist bajans only because de man speak the truth that hurts you to the core of yuh heart. I hope it do something for yuh.

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      • real vexx November 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

        I Agree with you Javan…time to rise up bout BIM.

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      • Jennifer November 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

        Javan – OK. Until we black people understand that we are dealing with 2 spiritual phenomenons on the earth we will always be hoodwinked and at the bottom grappling in this illusionist condition. Unless the truth is exposed black people will NEVER be truly mentally liberated, like plaster on a life sore. When one begin to bring out the truth you get blackballed by your own and them rest too.

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  70. Andrew Simpson November 4, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Now it’s time for another bold step; into a future where direct participatory democracy (including free and fair enterprise opportunities for all) is truly encouraged to flourish.
    A new incorporated Barbados, sectorally managed by qualified professionals, civic associations and the Church in conjunction with citizens, made aware and actively engaged through the design and development of new transparent and accountable governance model on a digital platform which supports a common vision; rather than division and wastage of precious financial and Human Resources associated with traditional five year partisan politics as we have become accustomed.
    We must trust our education and inculcated Christian values to enable us to do the right thing.

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    • hcalndre November 4, 2017 at 8:41 am

      @Andrew Simpson; When you bring the Church into the mix, that`s where you have gone off track.

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      • Jennifer November 4, 2017 at 9:20 am

        hcalndre – Oh yes the church is the sedative and harbinger for all this lop sided, wicked f8754ry that is going on in this place. It is also a lying element of white supremacy too. It started on the benches in those old slave houses/barns.

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  71. Bajan November 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Look where Independence have gotten Barbados and every other Caribbean country that went that route.

    Now, compare us to the nonindependent colonies Bermuda and Caymans that are massively wealthy and have First World status.

    We have performed poorly as an independent nation. The politicians have not been able to deliver true independence or prosperity and wealth to the people.

    At fifty years of independence, Barbados should have been in a position equivalent to New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland or Finland. Rather, we find ourselves poor, unprepared for the 21st century, uncompetitive and in economic, cultural and political comfusion.

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    • hcalndre November 4, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Well said, Bajan. I would not add anything to what you have said.

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    • Jennifer November 4, 2017 at 9:34 am

      @ Bajan – Spot on.
      The average black person mind is not right and don’t think. If anything Trevor Marshall and the other historians should be apologizing to the black so called bajans for siding with the whites and lying to this people for years. And Mottley was Absolutely CORRECT if he did any of it. We independent and can’t even sort out a pi$$ up in a brewery, while the other races among us financially flourishing and sucking the country dry. EWB took all the oppressors culture and traditions and made them his own, cementing the lost of this people identities. Bred only academics for their labor force. Now how the f4$% up is that for an educated people.

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    • harry turnover November 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Well said Bajan and Errol Barrow was the one THAT BROUGHT US INDEPENDENCE.
      A survey sometime ago in Jamaica revealed that the majority felt that Jamaica should have remained under British Rule.

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  72. Ras November 4, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Nothing New Here
    That was always BLP Modus Operandi, oppose just for opposing sake or to please Massa.

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  73. Greengiant November 4, 2017 at 8:31 am

    We wanted reparations, we also wanted the whites in this country to apologize for the things done by their fore parents during slavery, and colonial rule. If we remember several of our Pan Africans during the time of the Arthur administration were asking for an apology. I actually think they got one, so what’s wrong with Mr. Marshall asking Mia to apologize on behalf of her party, and relative?

    We have to drop this political twist to everything. If Marshall has a political motive, we the people need to look at the nationalistic reasoning. These are issues that secretly still affect us today. Look at the rumblings today and from where they’re coming. I am sure if we remove the political emotions from these various lectures by members of both major parties we will see the brighter, and darker sides of what and who these parties represent. Remember, knowledge is power, and for lack of knowledge the people perish.

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    • The Truth November 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

      No one is more political than you greengiant. Your views are always anti BLP. Who are you trying to fool. So let’s say that Mia apologizes for what her foreparents did or try to do as it related to independence. How will that help our current situation. Who should we ask to apologize for the bad running of this country over the last 10 years? Chris? Stuart? You?

      Is this an attempt by one of the DLP lackies to ‘Explain’ Mia?
      Let’s get on with the task at hand. Barbados needs to be saved from this DLP administration. In my opinion what they are doing now to the citizens of this country is worst than what any people in the past did.

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  74. Marianne Brown
    Marianne Brown November 4, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Clutching at straws now. So tired. Seem to be practising the ignore and deflect strategy.

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  75. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer November 4, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Wait! You too?
    Mia troubled you?
    Who send you?
    Who so ever sent, you go back and tell dems, “you have not seen her” and that you was made to understand that she is very busy with All Aboard.
    Mia to the world.
    All Aboard
    Sailing

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  76. Pat BB
    Pat BB November 4, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Children always seeking attention….enough said

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  77. GieB November 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Smokescreen and diversion….stupse..

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  78. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar November 4, 2017 at 9:42 am

    lol i done this man crazy

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  79. Ian Gill
    Ian Gill November 4, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Javan Carmichael u need a life

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  80. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali November 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Maybe….just maybe we should all be more concerned with a coming generation that care nothing about politricks and this old dying system. Theirs will be a revolution that will crumble all of this old BS as old useless egos die still begging for recognition. Isn’t it clear that to continue in this manner screws the future? Nationalism is sleeping on a bed of decay slipping into its rightful coma

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  81. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali November 4, 2017 at 10:04 am

    History like all stories have four sides….my side, your side, bystander opinions and the truth and to dwell on the past is to watch the future dry up

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  82. Mickey November 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I guess a lot of people read what I didn`t
    Is it a fact that the BLP opposed independence?
    Is it a fact that the BNP did too?
    Now Rev.Gerry Seale asked that his ancestors apologize for slavery.Was Seale a slave owner?The American government injected black men with Syphyllis bacterium between 1932 and 1970.Bill Clinton apologized, was he president then?
    At present Mia Amor Mottley is Leader of the BLP and wouldn’t it be good if she apologized for the party`s errors?
    It is not an admission of guilt on her part it would just be a righting of the party`s wrongs.

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    • MARIA Holder November 4, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      So, you accept that what Seale and Clinton did was correct. Suppose Mia disagrees? Because someone else did something does not necessarily make it right. Each person is entitled to their own ideology

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  83. Christopher Hill
    Christopher Hill November 4, 2017 at 10:26 am

    man dem trying all they can to do anything to stop the BLP freight train. go and tell Freundel that he f..cked the economy, the health system, the sanitation, the education, general infrastructure, and the list goes on and on.

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  84. Just Gypsying November 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

    What a load of malarkey. The nonsensical comments pronouncements and propaganda coming from these supposedly intelligent people is shocking and indeed sad to witness. These people need to get real, and then come again because nobody in their right minds wants to hear this crap on the eve of an election.

    I have a few questions to ask Mr. Marshall and his DLP cohorts, when are the DLP wild boys going to apologize to Barbados for the savagery they inflicted on Barbadians? When will the DLP apologize for the state of the economy? When will the DLP apologize for the potholes and the trash collection? When will the DLP apologize for the UWI? When will the DLP apologize for being a failed administration? When will the DLP apologize for the coverley and the other failed housing projects? When will the DLP apologize for not paying tax returns and VAT? When will the DLP apologize for the fuel prices?

    I am tired typing… so when will we get our apologies Mr. Marshall when?

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  85. Patrick Cozier
    Patrick Cozier November 4, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Mass Distraction part 2 – class warfare.
    Next up part 3 -race warfare.

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  86. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer November 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Why only ugly people opposing Mia? When ever you look aroung, it an ugly pattern face. Mia didn’t make herself beautiful. Give Mia a break. Leave her alone.
    Mia busy on the ship making sure All Aboard. She doesnt intend to leave anybody behind… All Aboard. Sailing

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  87. luther thorne November 4, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Apologize for what ? We would have been better off under British Rule. Check Martinique and the rest under the French. British Virgin Islands of course. Barbados mash up under the Broken Trident with an ABSENTEE Prime Minister and a CLUELESS Government. Every road in Barbados in potholes and not just one pothole or two. We raising pothole farms in Barbados. Not a single Bus imported or bought for the transport board under this lawless Government. They have privatized Transport in Barbados to a large extent and telling lies about it. Lies of Omission and Comission. Trevor Marshall needs to forget the folly and stop playing to the gallery. It was a better deal for Barbados to go into Independence as a member of a group of islands than all alone or remain a colony rather than be independent. This was the best decision but Barrow with his folly went and was given Independence. He did not have to fight. Barrow saved Britain a lot and left us to struggle on our own.
    Ask yourself why.

    Mr. Marshall knows the truth and should stop playing to the gallery. It is clear his allegiance. How can we trust Dem?

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  88. Babsie November 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Is Mr Marshall a prophet? a tree is know by its fruits. Beware he is wearing sheep’s clothing.

    This is another form of distraction by Mr Marshall call FACTS not HISTORY. Bajans sufferring and you talking about the past. What does this subject have to do with the present economic situation in this country? You are a historian but you don’t have all the FACTS about Barbados and is true history. If and when you have completed all your work on the history of Barbados and it is proven to be incorrect, who should apologize?

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  89. luther thorne November 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Congrats Bajan
    Your comments are the most sensible ever on this topic. Dont only come to the head of the class but take over the class and put Trevor Marshall to stand on the bench .

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    • charjoy November 8, 2017 at 4:15 am

      100% @ Luther Thorne and Bajan

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  90. Jeffrey durant November 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    The dems was a great party then . Now all they want is throwing in the garbage.

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  91. straight talk November 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Every RH time yuh look round somebody picking Mia , WHAT IS WUNNA PROBLEM ?

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  92. straight talk November 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    HE COULD HAVE GONE TO REHAB HAVE A DRINK RELAX HE SELF AND PUT SOME MONEY UNDER A STRING OR TWO .

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  93. Milli Watt November 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    132 responses and this historian is a joker this coming from a population where 65% leave school without any certification and complaining bout paying for tertiary education ssttuuupppsssee….Marsh I like where you going with this and you ought to speak more to the people who can understand instead a dis “waiting till the government change so I can get a top up free bajans.”

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  94. Lorenzo November 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Mr Marshall what has this to do with today,s problems?Bajans struggling to pay bills ,put food on the table ,driving on horrible roads,poor garbage collections ,high cost of living,a extra large Cabinet,with a lot of deadweight and I can go on and you come with this rubbish like the LEC to distract people.This will not remove the 20 downgrades so reel and come again and to this DLP newbie,,how much they paying you to write such garbage so often,GreenGiant take a break your one sidedness is become tiresome for a supposed non Dem.

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  95. Big man November 4, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    BLP opposed free school meals for poor people children Tommy Miller was going to mash up the pots and pans in true BLP style

    BLP vehemently opposed Free Education now them want it back to win election

    BLP oppose Ryan Straughn on privatizingTransport Board

    BLP like to oppose and the yard ducks Lorenzoo and all like back biting and back lashing.

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  96. Randolph November 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Like Stuart he is stuck in the past.

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  97. Mark My Word November 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Mia and Liz Thompson also should apologize to Barbadians for the unholy boondoggle down at Greenland over $30 Million dollars spent to build a landfill, money gone into people pockets and to this very day no Landfill to show

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  98. Saga Boy November 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Dont forget the bath that Liz Thompson built for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Do you remember who built it? We shall never forget.

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  99. Ralph W Talma November 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    1. Mr Bajan, you have hit the nail perfectly on its head. Well done.
    2. Barbados was progressing exceptionally well for the first 25 years of its Independence – the days when we were called Little England; was amongst the best educated countries in the world with jobs to match; we imported, assembled and exported products to our nearest neighbours – because politicians then gave their utmost for the betterment of all Bajans’ and the future of the Island. Regrettably all that changed when those in power thereafter decided easy money could be made by bending the rules; and we are now sadly living with the results thereof. It will become a great challenge unless drastic action is taken now.
    2. Ms Mottley will hopefully surmise correctly what the great Mr E would have done and when she is in charge do it. The Sandals et al will not be happy, but she must do what is right for the Country and I for one wish her smooth seas and a following wind.

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  100. luther thorne November 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    DLP Consortium Propaganda Arm – ROBOT also call BOTS – Saga Boy today on this forum . Give up !
    DLP desperate.
    There are people who were 10 years old when this DLP Administration took up office in 2008.. Tell them what you thr DLP is doing for them. You and your ABSENTEE Prime Minister need to be gone. Useless; Clueless and Lawless.

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  101. luther thorne November 4, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Talking about opposing : The DLP opposed the Central Bank, the Deep Water Harbour and the ABC Highway to name a few so STFU Ras !

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  102. Mark My Word November 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Ask Noel Lynch to apologize also same time

    Barbados Tourism Minister Storms Out Of Radio Show
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX5jW5ucrts

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  103. Mark My Word November 4, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Ask Duguid to apologize also
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEExfQrj4Zw

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  104. Lorenzo November 4, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    While you areat it Mark My Word ask the late Pm to apologise to the Clico policyholders or his family,also the late health minister for the St Joseph Hospital,or what about the Government for giving the majority of contracts to three persons or maybe paying a lawyer ten times as much for a legal opinion over the previous lawyer?As I have said to you when you live in a glass house do not throw stones because ten coming back at you.This is pure nonsense from Mr Marshall,is he talking to 10 year olds.

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  105. luther thorne November 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    The ABSENTEE Prime minister , Prime Minister by DEFAULT and the Useless , clueless , lawless Government are stuck in the past. Mia must focus on the future and forget these relics who cannot get past the 1960s. Many of their distractions were topics of discussion in the 1960s and were based on events of the 1950s, 1940s , 1930s. While there is a healthy respect for history , the narrative they want carried is not relevant within this particular context of a 2018 election Campaign. Let them stay in the past , maybe that is where they are most comfortable considering their ages.

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  106. Ernesta Catlyn November 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Most thinking mid 80’s Community College students will tell you how immature Marshall is? Once you disagreed with him he got nasty and insulting; he would be rude enough to stupse and walk out or ask you to leave. A real piece of work!

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  107. Monica Williams November 4, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    It good to know our history. Now what are we going to do to stabilize our country. we need to get our foreign reserves up to standard. So we need to get our hands back in the white peoples pocket and get advice from every Barbadian on how we should proceed to build our economy.

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  108. Sheron Inniss November 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    It is history Mr M time to move on. It is news for those who did not know but it is still in the past. It has no bearing on our current situation.

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  109. colleta November 4, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    How would anyone know what this man speaking is truth, we allow others to get us following them. No wonder we are in a state of denial. Definitely we’re not living in the 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s and it would appear that there’s no future the people of the 90’s and onward.

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  110. Victor Benn November 5, 2017 at 7:58 am

    The creation of sensational headlines to gain readership or for other reasons can be a dangerous thing. The historian Trevor Marshal speaking during the DLP Lunchtime Lecture Series on Friday spoke about the road to independence and correctly pointed out the opposition to independence which was raised by the Conservatives, the Barbados Labour Party and the Under 40’s He did say that the Barbados Labour Party should apologize to the country for the serious opposition to the independence movement at the time because the first Prime Mister of this country proved to be a man of great integrity and their fears proved to be groundless. He never suggested or intimated that Ms. Motley should apologize for the BLP or her family. He in no way sought suggest or imply that Ms. Mottley should be held responsible for the stance the then leaders of her party took or that of her grandfather and his party. Seeking to suggest by the Sensational Headline that Mr. Marshall is demanding an apology from the currently leader of the BLP or her family is playing dangerous games and is very far from reality and is not supported by people who attended the lecture.

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    • Coreen November 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      @Victor Benn, I coincidentally happened to be at that lecture and I distinctly remember a journalist asking if the BLP and persons within the lineage of those then detractors should apologize in the same way the decedents of slave owners apologized centuries later for their family’s transgressions. To which Marshall replied “That is something I would strongly suggest but politicians never admit that they got it wrong, so I don’t expect that we would ever see that apology.” So Mr Benn I don’t know who people you are speaking on behalf of but certainly not this one

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  111. Dave November 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    This guy is a storian, not a Historian. He is an IDIOT, and a distorter of the real facts.

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  112. Coreen November 5, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    @Victor Benn, I coincidentally happened to be at that lecture and I distinctly remember a journalist asking if the BLP and persons within the lineage of those then detractors should apologize in the same way the decedents of slave owners apologized centuries later for their family’s transgressions. To which Marshall replied “That is something I would strongly suggest but politicians never admit that they got it wrong, so I don’t expect that we would ever see that apology.” So Mr Benn I don’t know who people you are speaking on behalf of but certainly not this one

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  113. M. Belgrave November 5, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    With all due respect Sir what is she to appologise about and for what?

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  114. janette reifer November 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Now you see how things come out.
    This is his opportunity to clear his craw.. He had Mia in his craw every since. A lot of people font know. He didn’t get the law degree he wanted, so he bitter in side with Mia.
    You see how pretensive and vindictive he is. If he had all this info that isnt any help to the economy, why would he wait until now to release it? You can’t trust people. Some people are like 2 edges swords. Dangerous!
    I don’t have respect for these kind of people. Only rasspect…Believe it or not!

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  115. janette reifer November 5, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Now you see how things come out.
    This is his opportunity to clear his craw.. He had Mia in his craw every since. A lot of people font know. He didn’t get the law degree he wanted, so he bitter in side with Mia.
    You see how pretensive and vindictive he is. If he had all this info that isnt any help to the economy, why would he wait until now to release it? You can’t trust people. Some people are like 2 edges swords. Dangerous!
    I don’t have respect for these kind of people.

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  116. Greengiant November 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    @The Truth: I criticizes both parties mate. I don’t care about the plantation days, the Mottleys, Barrows, Adams’ even the Arthurs or Sandis. All I’m saying to those who are criticizing Marshall is if we are supporting reparations, what’s wrong with him asking a young Mottley for an appology for the deeds of her fore parents.

    However, I understand how persons like yourself will react to persons like myself. I am one who will always expose the workings of the B L P and D L P for the failings they’ve produced, so you can brand me a Dee, and the Dees can brand me a Bee. I’m a declared supporter of Solutions Barbados. I would only like them to come out and take their message to the streets, Bars, and liming spots in Barbados. If we can do this over the next three months, neither the B L P or D L P won’t have a chance in china at the polls.

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  117. Tony Waterman November 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    This is the Same guy who claimed on Down to Brass Tacks, that he and all the Black Children were put in the back of the Class at Lodge School, luckily one of the same Black Children was listening that Day, and called into the Program and completed refuted what was said, and explained that what happened was because there was no Seating plan, and the Residents some of whom were White and some were Black, took the seats they wanted the day before School Opened.

    What does he REALLY want Mia to apologise for, and to whom must she apologise ???

    Trevor Marshll!!! “Sir Grantley and Mr Barrow did not lock arms and walk lovingly towards independence. They [the BLP] conveniently forget that they, along with the planter class, objected,” the historian said, adding that grandfather Mottley had “fought strongly against independence”.

    (1) Ernest Deighton Mottley (1907–1973),

    (2) First Mayor of Bridgetown (Only ???) (1959), representing Bridgetown in the House of Assembly from 1946, who belonged to the conservative party and helped the poor

    (3) He was granted the Ordinary Commander of the Civil Division for public services in Barbados in June 1962

    (4) Assisted Wynter Algernon Crawford (1910–1993), Barbados’s Trade Minister, at the Independent Conference in London during June and July 1966.

    If #4 is Historically Correct, why is Mr. Marshall asking his Grand Daughter to apologise for something that he assisted in, is this a figment of Mr.Marshall’s Imagination or is he just airing out his Mouth to whomsoever will listen.

    Perhaps one of his ols School mates will Correct him here also.

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    • Jennifer November 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Tony Waterman – What you have highlighted here is clear evidence of the collaboration between the private sector back then and which evidently still exist today. Thanks.
      Although I still think that the government should have stayed under the British and drink from that financial breast instead of letting them go free as they willfully gave EWB “Independence” on a bronze platter. This explains a lot of things going in Barbados today, including the keep down of the masses and the focusing mainly on academia in schools.

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  118. Samantha Walker November 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I must say

    “ALL OUR POLITICIANS NEED TO KEEP IT REAL. STAY in the present man. LIVING IN THE PAST WASTES PRECIOUS TIME AND DOESNT HELP OUR CAUSE TODAY.”

    Where do they get these people from…..They are fossils, not ready to deal with today’s problems. Only in Barbados. Outside of here, they talk bout very subject under the sun. Here in Barbados….the people in power are lost and confused. And they bring up issues that make little difference to what is happening today.

    Scrap the oldies and bring in the younger generation. They have vision and are dealing with today’s problems.

    Its a pity they dont go as far back to tell Bajans they are slave descendents still paying into the slave drain of their money !!

    Common you want to play, lets play reality: How come most bajans here dont know who they are ?

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    • Jennifer November 6, 2017 at 7:49 am

      But Samantha anyone knows that the past evidently affects the present and future of this people. This is why many of the social problems only affecting this people continues since the days of slavery. It needs to be brought to light and dealt with. But truthfully speaking not this rubbish which is being highlighted here by Trevor.

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  119. Alan Winter November 5, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Its a non-argument…….Barbados is NOT even independent !!

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  120. Alan Winter November 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    While these non-arguments are distracting everyone, the money is disappearing…. Thats why they will continue to tax because we are no longer bothered with the missing tax payer’s money !!

    KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE MONEY, NOT THE DISTRACTIONS !!

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  121. Jeremy Greaves November 5, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time…thank you my fellow Barbadians… Lolololololol

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  122. Greengiant November 6, 2017 at 9:17 am

    @Jennifer: When our true history is told, the revelations of those who robbed the poor people of their money sent from the foreign office in London. Those who bought plantations, and estate land from the planters cheaply as a trade off for misdirecting the masses will be shocking.

    I really don’t want to get into this as a political issue, because it’s much bigger than politics. This is about our colonial past, the genesis of which still haunts us up to this day. There were alliances between families that exist to this day in this country, these alliances are still working against the masses. Some of you may know and don’t want to admit, while others are totally ignorant to it’s existence. Sometimes we need to examine, research and resolve the message in our favor, and forget about the messenger and his/her motive. I’m not paying much attention to Marshall, his timing, or the place of his lecture. I’m paying some attention to the history of his message. There is truth in the history of this message. If the genesis of his message still exist then we have to be fully alert.

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    • Jennifer November 6, 2017 at 9:23 am

      And yet again – well said green giant, the deception is great upon this people. And it is much bigger than politics.

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  123. Big man November 6, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Bajans can’t accept the TRUTH prefer to hear rumours or lies

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  124. Samantha Walker November 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Totally agree with you, Big Man – only yesterday in Burger King – a line of Bajan (black people) already paid for their food and waiting…… A white guy comes in, pays for his food and low and behold, the cashier moves from her station to fulfill his order and he is given his order in front of the line of blacks standing there…..Discrimination in front of their eyes and no-one said a blind thing but me.

    “Cant white people wait their turn…..thats discrimination….not a word from the cashier/order filler and a black guy was waiting more than 5 minutes he said, to pay for his food. What is this in Barbados !! Even in England EVERYONE waits their turn, black, white and Asian….Come on Bim, get yourselves together !! This is the 21st century.

    Stop bowing for heaven sake !!

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