Stop complaining and make bricks from straw, Jones tells BCC

The Barbados Community College (BCC) is being told to stop complaining about the lack of Government funding and become more innovative and “start making bricks from straw” in order to help fund its operations.

This recommendation has come from Minister of Education Ronald Jones in response to a plea from acting Principal of the BCC Cheryl Weekes for more financial support for the tertiary institution, which she said was underfunded and in a state of deterioration.

“The college continues to be underfunded and this has resulted in the deterioration of the physical plant, which needs to be urgently addressed . . . Your success here this evening despite limited funding, is testimony to the hard work and dedicated staff who have learned the art of making bricks out of straw,” Weekes told the 44th annual BCC graduation ceremony at the Wildey Gymnasium on Saturday evening.

“I want to say, however, we will be able to do significantly more if only our funding is increased. I therefore take this opportunity to appeal for greater funding during the next financial year,” she said.

During the 2016/2017 financial year the college spent a total of $2 million in upgrades of its two campuses – Erie campus and the hospitality institute.

Continued upgrades of about $1.1 million are on the cards for the 2017/2018 financial year, with work scheduled to begin this month.

However, while acknowledging that the institution could do with more funding, Jones said the Freundel Stuart administration is in a financial dilemma of its own and simply could not satisfy the college’s request at this time.

He said it was therefore critical that the learning institution looked within its various departments to see where it could become more innovative and come up with ideas that could help generate some income.

“I heard the words of the acting principal and I took a bit of time to reflect as I sat there. She wants more. She wants more money . . . we want more of everything because we want to give more of everything. I can appreciate that,” said Jones.

However, he said in an analogy, “making bricks from straw is a reality. It calls on the college and its faculty or divisions to find the right straw to make bricks. The innovation is what we seek. So if you can produce the bricks from straw that can withstand the hurricanes you can sell bricks made of straw to the world”.

Jones revealed that every year he has been requesting an increase in budget allocation for the college from Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, whom he said has always been denying that request after “careful evaluation” and the fact that Government’s “already stretched and scares resources” had to be shared among other learning institutions and sectors.

However, lamenting that government’s budget was not growing as the demands increased, Jones gave the assurance that education, which gets the largest slice of the expenditure pie of about 20 per cent, would continue to be a priority area for the Democratic Labour Party administration.

He noted that even in times of plenty Government has been unable to meet all the demands, even when it borrowed.

“In this country for a long time we have not been cutting the cloth to suit our size. Errol Barrow, the Right Excellent as he is called, refers to it as champagne taste with mauby pockets. Really, the department of science and technology with some fermentation process can turn mauby into champagne. I am not picking on the faculty of science and technology. Turn mauby into champagne and we can sell it to the world – [this means] more foreign exchange, more resources to be used in our schools, in our hospitals, on our roads, providing shelter for the poor and the disadvantaged,” explained Jones as he used several analogies during his presentation.

With the college set to celebrate 50 years next year, the education minister, in a firm but calm presentation, said the institution was old enough to stand on its own and it was therefore time for it to solve its financial problems instead of complaining.

“This college has become of age. It is not a college in the 1960’s or the 1970’s . . . It is not a college of the 1980’s. You now must also lead and not follow. Help to solve national problems and not simply complain. Don’t join the chorus line that is so easily and constantly heard in Barbados. Rise to the occasion and do not wilt under pressure,” Jones told the BCC staff and graduating class of 2017.

Jones went further to challenge the Howell’s Cross Road institution to come up with solutions to help solve the country’s economic and social woes.

Using the department of science and technology as an example, Jones said he believed the college should position itself to help the country realize “robust” economic growth through areas of renewable energy and robotics while helping to solve the “perennial problems of potholes” and come up with methods for post hurricane recovery.

In her report for the 2016/2017 academic year, the acting BCC principal pointed out that despite a range of challenges the institution was able to achieve some of its goals, which included the registration of the college with the Barbados Accreditation Council and the introduction of four new bachelor of science degrees.

Student enrolment climbed to 3,697 during the academic year, from 3,491 the previous year. Of the increased number, males accounted for about 34 per cent or 1,289 students, while there were 2,408 females. There were seven retirements during the year under review.

This year 1,019 students graduated. The valedictorian was aspiring theatre educator Malique Marsh of Antigua and Barbuda.

114 Responses to Stop complaining and make bricks from straw, Jones tells BCC

  1. Sheron Inniss November 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

    What I think is Barbados can do without the current style of government.

    Bye Bs and Ds.

    Grenville up the thing

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    • Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

      “start making bricks from straw” Now does this statement not sound familiar, for all you in bible knowledge.

      “That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and overseers in charge of the people: “You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw. But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out.”

      Now you see why I keep saying we are dealing with the same cloned pharaohs in this state of Egypt land. I am not worried – you all will literally get what them got back the too, water and all.

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      • Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 9:58 am

        I know BT, but it is truth.

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    • Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 10:02 am

      GM Sheron read Exodus. The same thing was said to the people back then too. Ex 5: 10-12.

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  2. Ricardo Worrell
    Ricardo Worrell November 5, 2017 at 9:49 am

    There must be a special place in hell for this guy.I’d take away his salary n see how he gets by

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  3. Rico Seale
    Rico Seale November 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    He really needs to go!! Instead of wasting money on rihanna drive that same said money could be going to bcc for the same said purpose ,dlp got Barbados needs real mix up real wrong

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    • O. Walrond November 5, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Oh, how true. How true. They waste millions on trivia and then say they have no money for important things.

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    • Angela Thompson Branch
      Angela Thompson Branch November 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Probably hoping they get a monetary thank you back

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    • Wayne Dread
      Wayne Dread November 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Rico ,obviously you don’t know how things are done, the budget allows for and disperses funds for different areas/ministries, stop hating on Rihanna Drive, it will create am opportunity to turn the whole area around.

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      • Leroy November 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

        Turn it around and go where?
        Without proper and clear direction..Rihanna drive aint going no where.

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      • Sunshine Sunny Shine November 6, 2017 at 9:02 am

        Oh shut ya friggin mouth. How would you go about defending the wastage presented in another Auditor General report? Why don’t you DLP lap dogs talk about that one.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Wayne Dread into what?

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    • Rico Seale
      Rico Seale November 5, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Angela Thompson Branch that would really gotta be it

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    • Wayne Dread
      Wayne Dread November 6, 2017 at 5:23 am

      Angela Thompson Branch you obviously don’t see how RIRI runs her business, she calls the shots and isn’t manipulated.eg.Williams sold a million dollar plot of land to the Barbados government for one hundred thousand dollars. The land was given to her as a token for her contribution to promoting Barbados. Williams later called Riri ungrateful because up until now,she hasn’t built on the land.The plan was for her to build at AH and attract others in her circle to invest in the development. She is smarter than what most of you all give her credit for.

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  4. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd November 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

    LOOK AT HIS FACE WHEN HE SAY SO!!!!

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  5. Aquarius Rastress
    Aquarius Rastress November 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Ort den!

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  6. Hazel Roach
    Hazel Roach November 5, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Lol

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  7. Samantha Sealy
    Samantha Sealy November 5, 2017 at 10:18 am

    These ministers so arrogant it really ain’t funny.

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  8. Joy Wharton
    Joy Wharton November 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

    It’s amazing when politicians siphon money to their pockets , pilfer from a country, only look out for theirs, then have a damn nerve to tell ppl how to make ends meet.

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  9. Elvis Goodman
    Elvis Goodman November 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Given the length of its existence the college should be a self financing institution ….education is big business. .until our mental mindsets change we are always going to be in a crisis

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    • Rico Seale
      Rico Seale November 5, 2017 at 10:35 am

      If it was self financing the government would have been using and borrowing all they money like wat they doing with uwi…they have over a hundred million dollars for uwi

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    • Kimberly Williams November 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      You are right… then Barbadian students will pay tuition and those who can not afford will pick grass.

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    • Hermine Alleyne
      Hermine Alleyne November 5, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Question, did you got your education free or your mom paid?

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    • Sterlin Blackman
      Sterlin Blackman November 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Just name technical institute any part of the world that is a self-financing institution. Please think before you speak

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  10. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne November 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

    It’s only obvious that Minister Jones can’t be saying so to my BCC Music teachers because I love BCC myself.

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  11. Kim A. Jones
    Kim A. Jones November 5, 2017 at 10:38 am

    How biblical and thoroughly inappropriate.

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  12. Princess M R Charles
    Princess M R Charles November 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

    These ministers ain’t easy tho they just tell the people what they feel like in the most inappropriate manner which shows no respect for the people

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    • Hermine Alleyne
      Hermine Alleyne November 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      We have the power,and nothing to loose,because we are at the bottom of the barrel, and the wood ants done eat it out.I hope Bajans remember all the insults this party threw at us,like we are stupid, its time to stand up.

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    • Afrikan-Alchemist Elcock
      Afrikan-Alchemist Elcock November 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      They are indeed a condecending bunch….

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  13. luther thorne November 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Jones should be forced fed the same bricks when they are made

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  14. Santini More
    Santini More November 5, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Perhaps he should have given this same message to the PM when he felt the need to spend scarce money on upgrading his big ride…Education is what will power our country to growth. Underfunding it is a national disgrace.

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  15. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond November 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

    If you guys would stop wasting the straw you have on foolishness then there would be more of it to make bricks for things that are really important.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      How the hell did he ever get this job of minister of education. ?? He is so inappropriate

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    • Charming Forde
      Charming Forde November 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Totally agree

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe November 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Gillian only God knows how He got that Job

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Peter Lowe he is a disgrace to the profession

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  16. Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

    All this action is a form of downsizing the work force to the highest bidder. Having too much egg heads with masters and degrees will present further problems for the country = no work to go to. And wait till the robots come in that china and japan making. The curriculum needs to be revised period.

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    • Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Not to mention the cash cow tactics. Oh how can such a Strong people become so weak at the head and knees.

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  17. Stclair Worrell
    Stclair Worrell November 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I wish that he and his team could make money from toilet paper and stop the excessive taxation. ..

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Thought you were going to say stop the excessive diarrhea

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  18. Alana Allen
    Alana Allen November 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    The audacity..smdh

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  19. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell November 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Of course he would think of making bricks..uh bet he is also thinking of bashing heads. ..wid de bricks

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  20. Judith Howell
    Judith Howell November 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    De higher de monkey climb de more ya see de tail

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  21. James Amlighty
    James Amlighty November 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    And how much just spend pun a funeral for an EX GG?

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  22. EmpressRoli Roachford
    EmpressRoli Roachford November 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Hemp bricks ???

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  23. straight talk November 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    stop complaining be more innovative and start making bricks from straws , that was an insult. jones embarrass that woman in front students an invited and parents.

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  24. Star J Roach
    Star J Roach November 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I have to say that election politics in Barbados seems to operate very different than it does in the US. For all the unscrupulousness with elections in the US, at least the politicians understand that pissing off the people who have to vote them back into office is not a good idea and will try their hardest not to say anything that will upset their voters coming into election season. This man don’t seem to care what he says or who it angers.

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    • Sonia Brathwaite
      Sonia Brathwaite November 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      His pension safe abd the rest of Dem, so they care what they say.

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  25. just observing November 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Am I hearing correctly? Mr Jones you actually rebuffed the Principal in front of that gathering? You should be made to apologise publicly to her.
    Firstly, the policy would have to be changed for the College to venture in the area of entrepreneurship and she cannot dictate policy. Your ministry does.
    There might have to infrastrutural changes to the plant to facilitate such. Will she have to pay for this out of her pocket?
    Mr Jones, kindly think before you speak because right now you are coming across as sleep -talking.

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  26. Marcelyn Belle
    Marcelyn Belle November 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Sir, it would appear as though you and your colleagues think you and you alone have the monopoly on complaining. So if some citizen law abiding or otherwise has the” nerve, the audacity, the unmitigated temerity” to complain you become stark,staring, raving mad.

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  27. Caroline Boxill
    Caroline Boxill November 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Hope to God All yuh get vote to France out the only seats that would be there for all of you is wunna car seats .

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  28. Jean Forde
    Jean Forde November 5, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Lol jud

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  29. Wayne Dread
    Wayne Dread November 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Why do the powers that be invite, allow or proof read his speeches.

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  30. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite November 5, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Bajans, another reason these insensitive things must go and this thing is one of them for sure. They don’t give a hoot about a boy in this country. A bunch of disgraceful fools.

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  31. Belfast November 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    How fitting. Mr Jones, and his colleagues, men of straw. Straw from the hog pen.

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  32. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams November 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    If the system was working properly, successful past students would become sponsors and patrons of the college. We would design programs and iniatives of global significance and draw big spenders from the four corners of the planet to support us. But we lack vision

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    • Estwick Paula
      Estwick Paula November 6, 2017 at 6:02 am

      Indeed. That’s one of the ways that you can get funding. They really need to build up their alumni.

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  33. Alicia G. Burton
    Alicia G. Burton November 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Sinckler, Frundel and Jones, in this order please. Dont want to see none of these in 2018 (in gment I mean). Please and thank you

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  34. Alicia G. Burton
    Alicia G. Burton November 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Wade Phillips Greg Goddard come see these comments. lmao

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  35. MARIA Holder November 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Slow learner that I am, help me here – the government has or does not have financial problems? When it suits you, the country make a turn so restore my 10%, when it does not suit you the Freundel Stuart administration facing its own financial problems. This is tongue in cheek or for real.

    My fellow Barbadians, Up de ting!

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  36. Wayne Norville
    Wayne Norville November 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    A straw man in a three piece suit

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  37. Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
    Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux November 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    How do you make bricks from straws? Pretty sure you need clay AND straw….

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    • Jason Lewis
      Jason Lewis November 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      I’m pretty sure the story goes after being told to make bricks out of clay with no straw the isrealites were led out of Egypt .

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    • Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
      Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux November 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Jason Lewis straw houses remind me of the three little pigs

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    • Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
      Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux November 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Jason Lewis the idea of straw bricks reminds me of the three little pigs. Things didn’t end well for the pig in the straw house.

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  38. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe November 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve never heard this man say something that makes sense yet

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  39. Liz Greene November 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    The last person that said make straw from bricks was a petty dictator speaking to an oppressed people

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  40. luther thorne November 5, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    The BLP cannot be half as bad as the clowns in the DLP. DLP Be Gone ! An ABSENTEE Prime Minister xnd a Clueless , hopeless, lawless Govt. Steupse !

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  41. Rita Elder
    Rita Elder November 5, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This man has some gall!

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  42. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn November 5, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Where the government finding the money to host David Thompson foot ball tournament every year. Mara Thompson should be hosting that tournament instead of the government. I want Mr Roland Jones to start to make bricks from straw. That is an insult to poor people. Poor people is the one that voted for you. I want to see that these same poor make you cry election night for those same words.

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  43. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman November 5, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Do not worry minister, God delivered the children of Israel from Pharaoh am sure He is about to deliver us from wanna to.

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  44. Curtis Brewster
    Curtis Brewster November 5, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I would sanction pelting him with shoes if we were in an Arab country.

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    • Requell Griff
      Requell Griff November 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      I heard from someone that was there that it was an inspiring speech…..i often wonder whether the news provider look for ways to stir us up by not reporting this full or picking controversial points

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    • Curtis Brewster
      Curtis Brewster November 5, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      OK,I still not a fan.

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    • Requell Griff
      Requell Griff November 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Lol I’m not a fan either but these stories only seem to serve one purpose

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  45. Carie Apple
    Carie Apple November 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    He went biblical…really so wait either he is Pharaoh reincarnated or a delusional ass.

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  46. Stephen King
    Stephen King November 5, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    well let my people go

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  47. Samantha Walker November 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    And Quote “the institution was old enough to stand on its own and it was therefore time for it to solve its financial problems instead of complaining……….”

    ….and so is the Government and its about time the Government solved its own financial problems too. The Old Westminster Model of Parliament is as old as slavery days…….

    Where do all the taxes go. In the UK they have the FOI Act so their citizens know where most of their taxes go. He everything is covered up, why cos the money going in but putting up buildings and hotels in Barbados.

    People wake up and fend for wunna selves. This Government is governing themselves !! WHEN WILL BLACK PEOPLE DO THINGS FOR BLACK PEOPLE !! Never. even this messages wont be printed !!

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    • Jennifer November 5, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Well spotted and said Samantha – Mine does get block all the time too.
      @Rubertha B – you had a good comment until you implied that the BLP was the saving grace. Hate to say – they aren’t.

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  48. luther thorne November 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Angus ! Dont let them fool wunna . There is money to do stuff including giving Civil Servants an increase. The Barbados Economy is a tricky one but it does not mean that it cannot be handled. The DLP always try to fool people. Their management of the economy has always been poor. Their Economic advisers over the years are some selfish hard nose relics who look down their noses at people and who are very class conscious. You cannot tell these snobbish people nuttin. They dismiss people by asking the question ‘” where did you get your degree ? So it is no wonder that their advise would be to implement anti – people policies. These same bad minded economic advisers advised on the tuition at UWI. I would bet your money that they advised on tuition fee out of Spite . They hate the idea that anybody could go to UWI and get degrees. They want to be the only ones with degrees. These relics are stuck in the 1960s. Mia made her announcement re tuition fee and Mout Jones started frothing at the Mout.

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  49. luther thorne November 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    The DLP complains more than anybody else. They complain bout everything. JOKERS should be the last to talk bout people complaining. If they win the next election it is going to be pure hell.

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  50. Big Man November 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Any person in here ready to pay more Taxes to fund BCC
    Funding for BCC is done by Taxes as there is no money tree in George St or Roebuck st.
    BCC need to manage the Funds better, you can’t enter BCC unless you pay your fees, what BCC doing with the Fees students pay
    We already over Taxed, these Government Institutions need to use they funds wisely, stop wasting the Tax payers money on Non essential things, work within the Budget, we not paying any Taxes.

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  51. Nrea Taylor
    Nrea Taylor November 5, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Is he Pharaoh??? This isn’t funny at all..

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  52. Alphonso Elijah
    Alphonso Elijah November 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Poor fella

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  53. John Downes
    John Downes November 5, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    It is extremely difficult to respond to such shite in a measured and diplomatic way so I will not respond at all.

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  54. Fatima Patel
    Fatima Patel November 5, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Straw costs $10 – $12.00 a bale.

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  55. Matthew Nibroc
    Matthew Nibroc November 6, 2017 at 1:12 am

    All now I ready to make bricks outta wanna straw dogs

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  56. Gregory Brewster
    Gregory Brewster November 6, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Elvis all the large colleges and universities get government assistance. I am seeing and hearing it daily. Yes they have ways of getting funding from donors and other forms of financial aid, but the truth is state and federal funds are given to them. As you rightly said education is big business, however, it cannot thrive in a vacuum.

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  57. Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma
    Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma November 6, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Basically what he is saying is that they are not capable of managing and providing for a small island of approximately 280,000 people!

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  58. Ralph Hall
    Ralph Hall November 6, 2017 at 4:40 am

    How the hell they wear three piece suits in hot ass. Barbados?

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    • hcalndre November 6, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Barbados is one big (lil) copy cat place, the temp. is always in the high 80s and they want a dress code like they`re in a cold country. In the courts the judges wear a musty looking wig like what is used in England, to enter the court building not on any charges, they are big on a dress code instead of trying to reduce the back load of cases.

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  59. Fern Collymore
    Fern Collymore November 6, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Me either always opening his mouth and talking a lot of ……

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  60. Warren Clarke
    Warren Clarke November 6, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Ironically the current gov needs to take his own advice. How pathetic.

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  61. Mark My Word November 6, 2017 at 7:51 am

    The people running BCC need to stop wasting Tax payers money
    BCC needs a forensic audit

    A forensic audit is an examination and evaluation of a firm’s or individual’s financial information for use as evidence in court. A forensic audit can be conducted in order to prosecute a party for fraud, embezzlement or other financial claims.

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  62. Big man November 6, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Same thing at UWI needs a forensic audit

    THE CASH-STRAPPED University of the West Indies at Cave Hill is forking out $20 000 a month to lease the unoccupied Mutual Building on Broad Street
    Paying for a building that nothing is going on in and want Tax payers to give them more money .

    Money paying out to friends and family to do jobs at three times the cost.
    Then yard ducks in here talking a bunch of #2

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    • Milli Watt November 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

      @ big man don’t forget the students that have long sense left who are still in the system and taxpayers paying for them…

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  63. Mark My Word November 6, 2017 at 8:46 am

    WOW!!!!!!! WEEEEE
    Vice chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is also a director of Sagicor, the successor of the Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society, was involved in brokering the deal for the use of the building, but the terms and conditions had not been revealed.

    However, SUNDAY SUN investigations have discovered that the campus has been paying $240 000 annually to Sagicor and the building down there idle only Paros live there.

    Bajan really blind and can’t see what’s going on at these places of higher Education, them fleecing the Treasury and putting an enormous burden on the Tax payers of this country

    Open wunna eyes before spewing forth the Putrid nonsense
    we really not as Educated as we thought Politricks got we blinded

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  64. Sunshine Sunny Shine November 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Imagine he in the money and still cannot fix his vex ugly face.

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  65. Milli Watt November 6, 2017 at 9:58 am

    how come I was in a hot tarpaulin at cave hill and this crowd get the gymnasium

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  66. Ras November 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

    No wonder the plantation owner slave master aka MASSA or white shadows looking to take us back into Slavery
    We were educated but have little or no common sense
    Mental Slavery alive and well in Barbados
    All Black people know is to pull down they own and Massa laughing at them and getting richer each day
    Massa lead 20,000 plus blindly up Broad st. and all the Black Cattle smiling not knowing what Massa got planned for them

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    • Jennifer November 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      lol – but this lot love that too. As long as them have an all inclusive package and a pat on the head, them don’t want nothing else. Now what do you pat??? Then when you talk them say you talking hate. Lack of that identity is a very serious problem in this place.

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  67. Berestford Leon Phillips November 6, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    From most of these comments I now see why the big companies here employing Trinidadians to manage their businesses
    Bajans Educated but have no common sense and lack morals can’t think for themselves, will always be yard ducks and political pimps
    The Hotels were always employing Managers from over seas and I often wonder why, the answers are right here in these Comments
    This Generation of Vipers is also a lost Generation
    Poor Bajans, Trinidadians taking over while wunna nit picking

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  68. luther thorne November 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    The Politicians stop fuctioning in the interest of Black people and only looking to accumulate as much money as they possibly can. Politics is a ticket to money and not about love for country. Cigars and Cognac , Cabin Cruisers and Trips. Everybody wants an easy life: Nuff money Kickbacks and status, no stress, drinks and sexual partners while showing off shoes , Clothes and connections. No sacrifices
    10 % belongs to me. I want it back. Economy good! Not bad at all
    Nevet mind the Downgraders. They cant downgrade we

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