DLP to roll out online platform to interact with youths

The Young Democrats, the youth arm of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is reaching out to the youth to get their views on the issues affecting society.

General Secretary George Pilgrim said the Young Democrats will soon pilot an online platform named YES – Youth Effecting Solutions, which will seek to interact with youth to identify their problems and possible solutions.

“The idea of ‘just say YES’ is not a political gimmick, it is an attempt to involve the future of this country in developing policy that affects them,” explained the DLP General Secretary.

Today a group of young people over the age of 17 gathered at the Ellerslie Secondary School in Black Rock St Michael to discuss relevant topics such as violence within schools, crime, the influence of dancehall and ZR culture, the use or abuse of social media as well as education and entrepreneurship as part of the DLP Youth Consultation. The students were divided into focus groups to discuss the topics and then reassembled to discuss possible solutions to the problems identified.

Pilgrim indicated that the YES platform aims to examine the youths’ perspective on various sectors in society.

“By talking we share more and by listening we learn more,” he told the group of young people attending the consultation.

Vice President of the Young Democrats, Quincy Jones also encouraged those in attendance to let their voices be heard.

“We must recognize that we are the changers … we are the solutions to our problems … we are the future,” said he said.

98 Responses to DLP to roll out online platform to interact with youths

  1. Randolph November 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Have done nothing for the youth but rather took away their opportunity of acquiring a university education.The young people are not going to vote far less vote for the DLP.

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  2. luther thorne November 4, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    STEUPSE !!

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  3. Peter Gittens
    Peter Gittens November 4, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Yes votes are needed aren’t they? And from the same people who you kicked the ladder down from. The irony…

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  4. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe November 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    They gonna buy out the youths with gifts and small money ….thats they target

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    • harry turnover November 5, 2017 at 6:34 am

      ….because the youth tek de money that doesn’t mean they will vote for DEM,
      If they were giving the youth MONEY EVERY MONTH that would have made a difference.
      You think the youth want money every 5 years ?

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  5. Stclair Worrell
    Stclair Worrell November 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Yesterday l went to city to pay monthly bills here goes :-
    Light bill— $109.00
    Water bill –$30.93
    Telephone—$51.49
    Internet —$72.50
    Total–$263.92.
    Cheque’s total from which these bills come $500.00…
    Food has to be bought from the balance which is approx. $237.00 and this has to last for two weeks dithering with high food prices…. Barbados gone mad in relation to cost of living and without anyone fighting our cause. …Struggling to survive is the focus of many bajans…All else is bare talk. ..

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Why are you so worried??? Mia gine mek it easy fa wunna just now when she remove all de taxes and then give wunna all de goodies. Stop crying relief coming on a gold platter.

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    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony November 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Relief on a gold wha?????

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Baker Antony wah more you could want me to say??? If blp followers so stupid to thinkthat Mia could provide them with a gold platter full of goodies in a time of real serious crisis you dont think she should be applaud. Them look at she as de savour fa bim so let them keep living in denial.

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    • Stclair Worrell
      Stclair Worrell November 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Javan Carmichael We were stupid enough to take a chance on this present crop and what have we gotten??.. I don’t think you need any reminders… Surely, Mia may not be our saviour bcuz it might take a long time to pay off our present debt which may run into billions and may take some years to clear it up…

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      St clair Worrell blame de blp for that sir. We had an economist running Barbados for 14 years and we should never be in this position. How do you expect a government who come in a time of bad economic condition to make thing better??? I think you need to go do a research and see why we in this position and stop talking nonsense.

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    • Shonel Kingston
      Shonel Kingston November 4, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Let us stand for something or fall for anything this government must go

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    • Stclair Worrell
      Stclair Worrell November 4, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      Javan Carmichael… some politicians can do no wrong for some folks…l am not of that ilk. ..l make up my own mind. This Gov inheriting bad economic conditions is a well beaten path and is now dead and buried. ..Find a new hobby horse, this one doesn’t cut it. ..

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    • Dwayne Sealy
      Dwayne Sealy November 5, 2017 at 12:19 am

      Stclair Worrell a breath of fresh air ….

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba November 5, 2017 at 1:06 am

      Stclair Worrell it is in the billions, and bil makes tril

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    • Donna Bynoe
      Donna Bynoe November 5, 2017 at 1:10 am

      Javan Carmichael …stuepssss…Really???

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 2:30 am

      Stclair Worrell…i am not interested of who politicans done wrong if you gine start wid that crap we can go way back. So dont come here telling bout some politicans can do no wrong. You dont supposed a elected member to house gine come clean in everything they. Listen to the daily meeting in the house when each party accuses each out of who got bad files on who. Both parties put has access to the public purse and anything is expected when yuh see billions floating round in yuh face. My contention however the Barbados economy should have been position in the time when the economy was in good standing and it was not done so by the former administration who had had ecoiomist for 14 years and now you people expect better. So all you talk bout de government in heritted bad economic condition is a well beaten path and now dead and buried is nonsense andmi aint finding no new hobby horse neither the thruth is the truth. If de dlp cant get de job done go back to who you kick to hell out and see if they would do the better job simple that is your democratic right and stop de lotta long talk.

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      • Ronnie Murrell November 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

        The only thing worse than a bad politician is a political yard fowl.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 3:06 am

      Dwayne Sealy, Ali Baba and Danna Bynoe you guys will breath freash air when government change so stop stressing.

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      • Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

        Javan – That’s right.

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    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte November 5, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Javan Carmichael I have learned that it is very difficult to change the mindset of anyone .I have learned that anyone who cannot see outside of their POV will not understand reason… with that said, don’t waste your words.
      The Bs, and my family are rigid Bs, helped to create this mess, the D’s didn’t do it alone. What the D failed to do is lead us out, they actually made it worst… So ppl, this country was destroyed by both parties.
      As for the original post, government don’t care about what is left in your pocket, their goal is to get you to put it back into the economy by spending it all… Your concern is legit but as you age you will be even more concerned.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Well said Valerie Hoyte.

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    • Stclair Worrell
      Stclair Worrell November 5, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Javan Carmichael… l have no politician friends and l supports no particular party. ..When l vote l do it bcuz of my interests and what l perceive is the best for Barbados (though l may get it wrong sometimes)as only God knows the future… l wear no party shirts or run around every political meeting. ..No politician comes to my door. I receive flyers that come in the mail and l remain neutral. ..No gifts, no monies. ..When l vote its bcuz of my feelings for Barbados and that which affects me personally. ..Not bcuz of any politician… And at this time this present Gov doesn’t inspire me as to how well they can manage the country…. So l need to try something else. ..It’s like shoes, u try them until u get a pair that fits comfortably and that’s my philosophy. …

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    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond November 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Javan Carmichael The Economist who was running Barbados was last in office nearly ten years ago. I don’t recall the country having any serious crisis during his time. You must surely be talking about another barbados.

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    • Amarilis Lily
      Amarilis Lily November 5, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Your internet very cheap what happen to the landline

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    • Amarilis Lily
      Amarilis Lily November 5, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Ok i see it now

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain November 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Everybody deserve a chance….give Mia a chance prove herself…..#iloveyouMia

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Stclair Worrell let me applaud you for you honesty!! However its you democratic exceed to your philosphy of life i neither seek to take that from you sir. I go no further on that.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Olutoye Walrond i expected better from you as person who has immense knowlege on a mulitiplicity of issues. Now for you to come here to make me look like a dodo is beneath me. If you go back to me original comment and read it, you would read i refer to Barbados economy finding itself in problems from 2003 sir and that is a fact. The crisis begun in 2003 and grew worst until now. In fact as i said the economist who held the the MOF position was even advice by a former central bank governor and international institutions to corect the Barbados economy then and he refuse to so do. My contention was and still is that the economist who led or run Barbados for 14 years did nothing to position the Barbados economy to sustain any after shocks in the event if a crisis were to take place when if fact presumably the economy was on good standing that was all my contention. What a lot of you dont understand or refuse to accept that Arthur run Barbados on borrowed money and did so on many accations to prop up the foreign resevers to make it look good that he was doing a great job. I dont understand what is so difficult about that to understand??? Let me state for the record when the dlp came to power it had no elbow room to get things done because of a mulitiplicity of factors go read the estimates or loor at past budgets and you will see for yourself. You know better than that Mr Walrond.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Sonia Romain if you had clamps on your mouth you wouldnt be calling me an idiot!! You that stupid to understand simple economics…woman take a damn look at the government position and see what is gine on and stop wid yuh stupid name calling.

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    • Ktamm Payne
      Ktamm Payne November 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      I am so confused at this reasoning. Blaming another person for someone else’s mess. If I go into a new position at work knowing that the last person got fired for not doing a good job, start the job, realises this person has everything in shambles. I would think the thing for me to do is make an assessment of how bad things really are, and come up with viable ideas to make things better. I come in, make things even worse and then expect to pass my end of year appraisal and keep my job. And then turn around and blame the guy that last had the job for my incompetence. I would have to be good ingrant. You got me so good.

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      • Music November 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        You are on point Ktamm Payne. 10 years on the job and still blaming the previous administration. Steupse. DLP wants firing.

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  6. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer November 4, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Peter Lowe
    All the youth has to do is to take the money, and spend it as fast as possible in case the return for it and still vote for Mia and her team.

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  7. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens November 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Why Elections??

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  8. hcalndre November 4, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    General Secretary George Pilgrim made sure that the young democrats are 17 years and over because anyone under the age of 17 in barbados is said that they can`t think for themselves. This was said on CBC by a moderator and some of its listeners. I will bet if a 15 0r 16 year old was going to preach at the Gymnasium the hypocrites would turn out in large numbers to hear and then heap praises on the youth but because some young ones join the other party it was said they should at home playing with marbles. Only in Barbados you start doing things at old age while in other places they are already professionals while in Barbados they are amateurs at 30 years old and no team wants them because they were too old. Boxing and other physical sports, parents have their kids participating at 6,7 and 8 years, not when they reach 20 to start.

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  9. Vernon Harris
    Vernon Harris November 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    After not listening for almost 10 years, of not listening, not interacting with Barbadians and not caring for anyone but yourselves, out of the blue(pun intended) you all want to listen and show you care?

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  10. ebaje November 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    It is a gimmick! Quincy Jones, the Young Democrats, George Pilgrim and the DLP should tell Barbadians what has become of the National Youth Policy. What has been achieved? https://www.blp.org.bb/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/bb_National_Youth_Policy_2011.pdf

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  11. Devon Sealy Zico
    Devon Sealy Zico November 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    What!!!

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  12. Sweetpea Darling
    Sweetpea Darling November 4, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Murduh after nine yrs u people did not include dem on the fatted calf boat but ya toooo late wunna people need to ask Hartley H wa st george south da wud he ? We tek he gifts and then vote he out so come up hey we waiting

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 4:02 am

      You should mek to pay back Heartly Henry what ever he give you!!! Shows what kinda person you is a real dishonest baggar. Hahahahaha.

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    • Sweetpea Darling
      Sweetpea Darling November 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

      Hey carmichael u dont know nothing about me first i dont beg or get anything from dem peoples i buy what the ass i want u should mek to spell he name right doa

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    • Amarilis Lily
      Amarilis Lily November 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Ha ha wa loss

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    • Dwayne Sealy
      Dwayne Sealy November 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      dishonest … lol

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  13. Alana Mel
    Alana Mel November 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    At minutes to midnight

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  14. Antonio Franklyn
    Antonio Franklyn November 4, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I love it hear! Whole 9 years pass. Aint check fa the youth atall. Young people outta school cant get na job cuz is either : 1) inexperienced. 2) aint know the right people. 3) Have no real money making skills. Rather than implement more workshops to help the youth, you guys more focused on changing a road name, spending money ya dont have, selling out we country to the chinese, and taxing bajans like slaves getting beat by massa.

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  15. Bajan boy November 4, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Wuhloss Reudon this is desperation fuh real…

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  16. Michael King
    Michael King November 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    DLP- Have lost their way. No need to say anything else.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba November 5, 2017 at 1:08 am

      from day 1…taxes in we rass and by 2010 c/bank printing dough

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  17. Shaun Maynard
    Shaun Maynard November 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Dlp going do all type of things now elections coming. Tell dlp put back to what it was cause there’s no value added in d things we buy, put back road tax cause d rds horrible, help Barbados

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  18. Shaun Maynard
    Shaun Maynard November 4, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    No Votes For DLP.

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  19. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards November 4, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Sound like a drowning man…….smh

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  20. Khalil Keifer
    Khalil Keifer November 4, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Just now they ready to talk. They dam late now. I can’t afford electricity or internet or phone now. So how we a go talk now?

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    • Deborah King
      Deborah King November 5, 2017 at 9:04 am

      It will get better for u and all of us who are having it rough.Our GOD does not like ugly.They will reap everything that they have sown.

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  21. luther thorne November 5, 2017 at 1:13 am

    The state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is moving to collect $1.6 million owed by 254 clients.

    The bulk of that debt is owed by Government corporations and departments with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) topping the list at $257 783. The ruling Democratic Labour Party, categorised as a private client and not Government, owes the TV station $109 609, the second highest amount.

    AND CBC REFUSED MONEY FROM BLP
    Somebody should be Fired

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  22. Rawlston Ward
    Rawlston Ward November 5, 2017 at 3:33 am

    De dems got tu go talk bout youth socialists or whaa! capital G is for goneeeeeeeee don’t try tu late

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 3:58 am

      When de dems gone what kinda change you gine get may i ask???

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    • Sandra Madea
      Sandra Madea November 5, 2017 at 9:43 am
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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Deborah King i refused to rebutt to a handicap poppet like you. You aint worth it go hibernate till judgement day and do yuhself a good favor. You all over de place like a lost sheep.

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  23. John3-16 November 5, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Just an out-of-the way comment but how does the program get to be called YES if it stands for Youth Effecting Change. I thought it would be YEC.
    The DLP cant be so bad. You mean to tell me they getting the numbers wrong and the spelling too.
    Go back to primary school.

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  24. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite November 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Bills….Bills and more bills….!

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  25. Shotta Boss
    Shotta Boss November 5, 2017 at 6:19 am

    D youth ain’t Wan see them

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  26. Dale Greenidge
    Dale Greenidge November 5, 2017 at 6:33 am

    So true dawg

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  27. RB November 5, 2017 at 6:59 am

    The BLP got them scrambling with the roll out of the Junior League. On win MIA and the Barbados Labour Party.

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  28. Anthony Angus
    Anthony Angus November 5, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Wait to say what.

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  29. Adrian Hobbs
    Adrian Hobbs November 5, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I ain’t voting for no one nothing ain’t getting better

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    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte November 5, 2017 at 8:10 am

      neither group is deserving and I don’t know who is the lesser of the two evils… And even if I knew, I don’t trust either so I won’t vote for someone I don’t trust

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    • Adrian Hobbs
      Adrian Hobbs November 5, 2017 at 8:13 am

      So true and I do have trust issues I won’t put my life in someone hands I don’t trust

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    • Deborah King
      Deborah King November 5, 2017 at 8:22 am

      u better get to the polls and help vote these losers out.

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    • Kemar A. J. Stevenson
      Kemar A. J. Stevenson November 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Just know that if you don’t vote AND you don’t even seek to bring about a different kind of change, you honestly have no right to complain when things remain bad/get worse.

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    • Adrian Hobbs
      Adrian Hobbs November 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

      What? to bring more losers

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    • Adrian Hobbs
      Adrian Hobbs November 5, 2017 at 8:26 am

      I’m not going to spend the rest of my life here that’s for sure

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    • Fiona Kinch
      Fiona Kinch November 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Kemar A. J. Stevenson couldn’t agree with you more. So many don’t have the right to vote its a shame that people feel so disheartened as to not want to vote now. This is exactly what this present gov’t is hoping for. Sad!

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Deborah Kings oh please you really dont know what a looser is do you???

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    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte November 5, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Debra Deborah King and Kemar A. J. Stevenson, I won’t be in BIM to vote but I won’t vote to end one loser to bring in another loser. I am going to ask you this, what are the issues you want addressed in BIM by the politicians? When was the last time your leader meet with his constituent to address community needs? Please don’t tell me recently as that doesn’t count, when last s/he addressed or fixed the community needs? How does your official live, meaning, when last s/he rolled up his sleeve and really was part of the neighborhood he or she represents? If you only come when you want something then really and truly who is to blame?
      I will never let ppl who do things out of fear tell me what I should or should not do. If for the past years you didn’t hold your representative accountable then really and truly who really has no right to complain?

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  30. Keen Observer November 5, 2017 at 7:36 am

    St.Clair, things are tough , but here are some suggestions: see where you can conserve energy by turning off lights and using energy saving bulbs.

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    • Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Just to add. Pull out ALL charging ports, and electrics not in immediate use i.e television, microwave and ensure laptops are put on sleep and pull out plug when fully charged. I would get the rid of the phone too actually. Use only a mobile.

      Reply
  31. Valerie Hoyte
    Valerie Hoyte November 5, 2017 at 7:56 am

    In the 23 rd hour…
    Tell DEM what you need and it will be done

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  32. Chris Evelyn
    Chris Evelyn November 5, 2017 at 8:07 am

    They can start by not deleting comments they dont like on their fb page

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  33. RB November 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Well Well Well..

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  34. Kemar A. J. Stevenson
    Kemar A. J. Stevenson November 5, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Somebody gonna tell them that their acronym is off? Change don’t start with S….

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    • MARIA Holder November 5, 2017 at 8:41 am

      So true – Youth Effecting Change = YES

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  35. Hobbs Pauline
    Hobbs Pauline November 5, 2017 at 8:42 am

    lord i hope wanna cme when i home i got news fuh wanna

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  36. Sean Maynard
    Sean Maynard November 5, 2017 at 8:44 am

    enjoy you all pension and the money wunna got stash way cause u all are extinct to me ,I gave u my x and u all gave me suffering

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael November 5, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Hahahahaha Sean you should have gone back fa x. Hahahahaha.

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    • Dwayne Sealy
      Dwayne Sealy November 5, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      you didnt get any of the fatted calf, Sean? cuddear!

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  37. Hobbs Pauline
    Hobbs Pauline November 5, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Wanna dont care bout people wanna care bout wanna family and friends

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  38. Adrian Hobbs
    Adrian Hobbs November 5, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Politics is a big scam I done with this conversation as well

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  39. Hobbs Pauline
    Hobbs Pauline November 5, 2017 at 8:56 am

    i will stop talk when i get my 1,300 from since 2012

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  40. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 5, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Frigging politricks start by reducing unemployment clowns, silly season in full swing.

    Reply
  41. luther thorne November 5, 2017 at 10:38 am

    The DLP and an ABSENTEE Prime Minister got things Hard. They do not know what they are doing. I remember this same situation in 1991 to 1994.. It is a challenge but made 100 times worse by DLP nonsense. BE GONE.
    DONE WID DEM.
    DEMS NOW : DEMS NEVER EVER AGAIN .

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  42. luther thorne November 5, 2017 at 10:40 am

    And JONES talking bout making bricks outta Straw. He need to eat them when they are made. JOKER !

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  43. Hobbs Pauline
    Hobbs Pauline November 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

    things isn’t going to get better dont matter who gets in

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  44. Belfast November 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    What a shame! the DLP owes CBC a barifle of money. Let’s see how Maureen Holder, George Pilgrim and John Lovell are going to defend this.

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  45. Vad50 November 5, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    People should realized that education is not free; someone has to pay for it.

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  46. Pearl Carrington
    Pearl Carrington November 5, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Sometimes it is a little too late to establish a bond with someone mentally, physically and financially abandoned 10 years ago….Miss P

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  47. Ralph Greene November 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    See if wunna cud mek enuff money from the online adds, pun de same website, so wunna cud clears dat CBC bill.

    Reply

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